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September 2021 Programs
September 1, 2021
Mindful Expansion - The Patterns
We've all lived a scenario where we're thinking of
someone and they call, or when we're traveling in a different town
or city and meet someone we know from home. There are patterns to
life we, of course, can see and measure. And there are patterns of
life and patterns of the world we can barely glimpse. Tonight, we
discuss the patterns of not only our personal lives but explore
the patterns and rhythms of the world around us and how they
intersect. We also touch on the importance of staying grounded;
just because we think we see a pattern doesn't mean it's real..
Please join us as we explore the fascinating possibilities of
existence on this week's Spirit of Life!
Mindful Expansion - Portal's and Earth's Energy Conduits
For countless millennia, various human societies have been
fascinated with the places of the Earth that exude a sense of
power and energy. Tonight, we explore the fascinating concept of
Ley Lines in the world. We take a sensible approach to the idea of
portals, vortexes, and places of great energy in the world. And as
always, we engage our curiosity about what is possible. Join us on
Spirit of Life as we continue to explore the unknown!
Is time travel possible? Is time fixed, or can it
be changed? Is time cyclical? On today's broadcast, we examine
these questions and more. Time is such a fundamental part of the
human experience, and that of all life, we cannot conceive of an
existence without it. But is there a realm that is not bound by
linear events that is not corporeal in nature? Please join us in
an exploration of time itself on Spirit of Life!
Mindful Expansion - The
Importance of Meditation and Reflection
Life can be a chaotic maelstrom and if we’re not
careful, we can be swept away in it. Tonight on Spirit of Life, we
examine the importance of meditation and reflection to our mental
health and wellness. These skills are essential to healthy growth
throughout one’s life. During our discussion, we examine the
various types of meditation and finding the one that best fits
your life. Self-reflection is a powerful tool as well, as is the
ability to look at ourselves objectively and in context within the
world around us. Please join us for a meditative and insightful
edition of Spirit of Life!
What brings happiness in life? That answer will be
different for each of us, but something that is always going to be
integral to our pursuit of happiness are the friends and loved
ones in our lives. On tonight's Spirit of Life, we discuss the
many different ways we can healthily cultivate friendships. All
healthy relationships must be win-win--friendships especially so.
In addition to the practical benefits discussed on having a
support structure, there are numerous health benefits both
physical and mental. Cultivating relationships takes energy, but
it is always worth it. Please join us as we explore another facet
of the human experience on Spirit of Life!
Tonight we take a look at part two of cultivating
relationships, this time focusing on intimate relationships. No
matter what era humans have lived in, there have been the same key
ingredients to forming and cultivating intimate romantic
partnerships in life. It requires trust; it requires effort; and
it requires healthy expectations and open communication. We will
talk about the best ways to cultivate healthy intimate
partnerships and dispel common misconceptions such as "opposites
attract". Join us as we explore another facet of the human
experience on Spirit of Life!
There are few things more daunting, intimidating,
or unnerving than facing the unknown. And there are few things
more invigorating, fulfilling, or wondrous than exploring the
unknown. Humans are by nature explorers. We explore our world and
the space around us, and we explore ideas and concepts to find a
higher truth. We have learned over eons how to face down the
unknowable each and every day, but there are times where fear of
the unknown or uncontrollable causes us to hesitate or back down,
or to not act when we should. But there is nothing more powerful
than facing the great unknown with courage and hope. Join Drs.
Vicki Hunter & Michael Kelley as they discuss how to best control
fear of the unknown and face the day with hope on this episode of
the Spirit of Life!
Mindful Expansion - The
Implications of Alien Life Part 2
In tonight’s Spirit of Life broadcast, we continue
our discussion of alien life and the implications on humanity and
our worldview. We discuss reports from people who have seen UFO
phenomena first hand. We also debate the influence alien contact
may have had on human culture and technology, and we examine the
implications for our spiritual life. What may the afterlife look
like for a being born to another world? While we can only
speculate, these thought experiments help us expand our minds as
to what may be possible; for in a world of infinite diversity
there is infinite possibility. Join us for another exploration of
the world, and universe, around us!
Do no harm is not as simple as it sounds. Tonight,
we discuss what we mean by this and how it can be more complicated
than it first appears. It’s important not only to consider harm
caused to others but the harm we sometimes cause ourselves. And we
stress the importance of not only “doing no harm” but also “doing
right” in this life. How do we avoid doing harm? Increasing our
awareness, when we increase our awareness we increase our ability
to co-exist peacefully. Join Drs. Vicki Hunter & Michael Kelley
for another discussion of the metaphysical world on this week’s
Spirit of Life!
Tonight we discuss a range of topics on Spirit of
Life. Dr. Hunter shows the power of deductive reasoning and it's
importance to critical thinking. We also discuss the dangers of
tribalism and how to address inherent human biases. We stress that
we are one people and have one destiny. And most important of all
is that we find strength in one another, that we constantly strive
to improve, and that there can be healthy criticism. Please join
us for another exploration of the human experience!
Mindful Expansion - Can Psychics
Locate Missing Persons?
There have been many tales in the media speaking of
psychics and their seemingly miraculous ability to find missing
persons. Tonight we explore the possibility of this phenomena and
the ability of certain psychics to find missing persons and items.
How can this be done? How often are they correct in finding the
missing subject? While no one can state definitively, we will
discuss many possible theories. And the discussion is not limited
to a psychic's ability to locate lost subjects, we also
investigate psychic intuition at large and the differences between
intuition and perceptiveness. Please join us in our journey of
curiosity and the human experience!
Mindful Expansion - How
Disjointed Thoughts Cause Altered Realities
Part of being human is being able to find patterns,
to be able to find connections in the world. Cause and effect. But
life is complex and there are many variables. How can we know what
to trust? In this episode, we explore the subject of apophenia,
and how disconnected thoughts can create new realities. We cover
many topics, from superstitions to conspiracy theories, and the
truth that correlation does not equal causation. Please join us
for another exploration of the human experience!
Tonight we discuss a range of topics, from the
pitfalls of victimhood and the "I'm special" syndrome, to the
wonders of self-actualization. We discuss how to not live in fear,
and to focus on what we can control in a hectic world where life
can get very bumpy. And finally we talk about the importance of
connecting with one another in emotional and spiritual ways, and
the benefits of healthy competition. Join us as we again explore
the many diverse facets of simply being human in this often
What is the divine? How can we explore this concept
without tying it to the old concepts of an Abrahamic God? Tonight
we’re going to explore this and more on Spirit of Life. We delve
into why we use words such as divine and the power they have, and
how language and its meaning change over time, and how we as a
people have changed. We look at how each of us can define divinity
for ourselves, and find it in unique ways in each of our lives.
Please join Drs Michael Kelley and Vicki Hunter in another
discussion of the wider world around us!
There is an incredible power in taking
responsibility for oneself. It’s entwined with taking one’s power
back and being an enlightening being. There is a responsibility we
owe to ourselves, to learn and grow everyday, to safeguard our own
wellness; and a responsibility to our world to be an active part
in making it better and helping others when we can. Tonight join
Drs. Vicki Hunter & Michael Kelley as they explore these topics
and more on Spirit of Life!
Mindful Expansion - The
Implications of Alien Life Part 1
There are few ideas more provocative to the human
imagination than alien life. There are so many unknowns and so
many possibilities that it stirs in us a desire to know more, and
perhaps know that we are truly not alone in the cosmos. Tonight we
look at both the arguments for and against alien visitations. More
importantly, we examine what kinds of implications sentient alien
life has for our understanding of ourselves. And what would that
intelligent life look like? How may it be different for us and how
we understand intelligent life? We examine these concepts and more
on Spirit of Life!
Mindful Expansion - How to Deal
With Feeling Spiritually Tired
We have all felt exhausted from time to time,
physically & mentally tired. And there are times where we feel
spiritually tired. What do we mean by this? And how can we address
it? Tonight, we discuss these questions and find out how closely
our spiritual energy is tied to our will and our drive in life. We
explore strategies to find rejuvenation, and, while these can be
different for different kinds of people, there are common things
we can all do to find renewal. We can “relight the fire” so to
speak. Join us tonight as we explore the human experience on
Spirit of Life!
Human consciousness is a wonderful thing. Our
ability to be self-aware has allowed us to explore the great
questions of existence, what it means to be alive and truly
appreciative of the world around us as well as our place in it.
But while our sentience allows us to experience wondrous
complexity and the beauty of life, it comes with a price. There is
not one person that will walk this earth that has not felt the
pain and sorrow that existence can bestow. Our awareness of the
darkness of the world can be overpowering at times, but when
context and balance is restored to our awareness, we find not only
incredible strength but also that, often, the world isn’t quite as
dark as we feared. Join us on another Spirit of Life broadcast as
we grapple with the essential questions of Metaphysical Humanism!
Tonight Dr.'s Vicki Hunter and Michael Kelley
discuss a range of topics, from prophecy, to time travel, to our
ability to learn from human history. Dr. Hunter tells of the
coming Day of The New Sun, the name given to a large eclipse
expected in the northern hemisphere in 2024 and a story from her
past. Join us on a free ranging discussion the metaphysical world
tonight on Spirit of Life!
Our actions change the world around us in
innumerable and profound ways, and tonight we look at what drives
those actions. Our beliefs and thoughts lead to our actions and
behaviors which shape the society and world in which we live. We
examine art in various forms, but focus on fiction. Fiction also
has a unique ability to shape our perception, to affect the world
we live in, and often in ways that don't fully show themselves for
generations. Life influences art, which influences life in a
wondrous cycle of creativity and spurs the change of our society.
Please join us for another Spirit of Life as we continue to strive
for a better understanding of the world around us!
What is fear and where does it come from? Fear is a
profound motivation for people and it’s not always unhealthy. As
with all emotions, balance is key. Tonight we examine the
potential origins of this powerful emotion and how we can control
it. We focus on perspective and what we can control. Fear can be
intense, debilitating at times, but also motivating. It can be
balanced with other emotions and our intellect to help us navigate
this world with reason and purpose. Join us as we explore another
facet of humanity and the world of metaphysics!
Mindful Expansion - Futility and
How to Deal with it
When we as human beings look at the immensity of
existence, it can impart feelings of futility and meaninglessness.
Where do these feelings come from? But more importantly, how do we
cope with these feelings? Tonight, we explore the concepts of
futility and nihilism. We talk about the importance of finding
meaning in the moment and being able to appreciate the here and
now. When the world seems so full of chaos and strife and you find
existence pointless, remember there is a richness to life. There
are wonders to behold in this world and many profound things to
experience as we navigate through our lives. When we find our
meaning, we defeat futility. Please join us as we discuss these
things and more on Spirit of Life!
Entropy is at the center of the laws of
thermodynamics and it has a central role in most aspects of our
lives. We not only delve into the concept of entropy but also
explore its opposite, negentropy. We examine real life
applications on how to limit entropy and utilize negentropy to
conserve & even regain energy in life. And we end our discussion
examining the cyclical nature of our universe and existence, and
that energy never dies; it is simply transformed. Join us as we
again explore our world through a metaphysical lens on Spirit of
It has been a long year and our society has changed
in many ways. The coronavirus pandemic has affected different
peoples and different parts of the world in a variety of ways.
Many families have endured great hardship and even those that have
been spared that pain have undergone more isolation, job
insecurity, and anxiety. Over a prolonged period of time this will
undoubtedly lead to fatigue and downright exhaustion. Tonight we
explore ways we can alleviate this fatigue. We find strength in
one another, and we are thankful for the technology that allows us
to stay connected during these trying times. There is an end in
sight and together we will endure and prosper. Join us for another
Spirit of Life broadcast!
Mindful Expansion - Past Lives
Tonight we explore again the realm of past lives
and how those lives can affect our present. We explore the notion
of past life injury showing itself in this life, and we share
stories from Dr. Hunter, and our live listeners of past
experiences of this very phenomena. What kind of implications can
this have for the nature of our existence? How does this tie in to
our perceptions of the world around us? Join us as we try to
answer these questions and more on another journey through the
What is more metaphysical than talking about
perceptions of reality? When we explore human awareness we delve
into the nature of our lives, and how we build the reality around
us. We do this through conscious and unconscious thought, and we
also talk about how we can change our perceptions of reality with
focused thought and positive energy. The power of human belief is
incredible and immense, and we hold that power in our hands to
shape our reality. Join us tonight for a journey through
The spirituality of relationships is a broad topic.
Tonight we discuss relationships of all types but focus on
intimate relationships. We discuss the concept of a soul mate, and
how soul mates can be something that is created over time and
shared experience. We talk about the importance of healthy
relationships and the positive spirituality therein, and also the
danger of toxic relationships. And we look at how people with
different philosophical and spiritual beliefs can still have
healthy relationships when they share core values and mutual
respect. Tonight we investigate another avenue of the human
As we pass through the spring equinox, we take the
opportunity to reflect on change and new beginnings. We also
explore our intuition. How can we hone our intuition, and better
listen to our inner selves for a happier life? We not only discuss
this but we also talk about the need to be careful in how we
successfully apply our intuition. It can be swayed by our bias,
and it's ever important that we keep ourselves grounded. Join us
tonight as we delve into these topics and more to try and better
understand the world around us!
Mindful Expansion - Cultural
Views of Spirits and Apparitions
One thing that permeates all human cultures
throughout time and across the globe is a belief in spirits and
apparitions. Tonight we delve into the metaphysics of those ghosts
& apparitions, common theories, and their history. We will discuss
how different cultures explain apparitions in different ways and
what they mean to those peoples. We also explore the power of
belief, and its all important role in how we view the world around
us. Please join us for another riveting discussion of the
There are few things more interesting, riveting,
and oftentimes mysterious than our dreams. On this broadcast we
explore our dreams and the underlying meaning they can have. We
talk not only about the unconscious mind, but the collective
unconscious. Are we humans entangled & interconnected with one
another through a collective unconscious mind? Join us as we
explore the depths of our dreams and metaphysical entanglement in
tonight's Spirit of Life broadcast!
Mindful Expansion - Paranormal
Talk with Dr. Doug Kelley
Our world is vast, and full of wonder. And there
have been many paranormal events that defy explanation. However,
tonight we discuss the importance of staying grounded, and to look
for solid reasoning and evidence to support our claims and ideas.
Dr. Doug Kelley joins us to discuss the importance of proper
paranormal investigation and the fundamental wisdom of Occam's
Razor; in the absence of evidence the simplest explanation is
likely the correct one. We explore critical thinking, and we delve
into the programs that the Institute of Metaphysics offers for
exploring this field. Join us for another engaging discussion on
the world of metaphysics!
Mindful Expansion - Prophetic
Dreams and Warning Dreams
Our dreams fascinate & mystify us, and can be
windows into our unconscious mind. But they can, at times, also
offer a window into the outside world. Many of us can recall a
situation that is strongly familiar, it’s more than deja vu, and
suddenly the dream comes back to you. Some can intuit further, and
it’s long been held that dreams can bring visions of the future.
Not all are bad. Tonight we explore these concepts of both
positive and negative prophecy, the power of human consciousness,
and delve into the strange and twisting nature of time with
probabilities and outcomes constantly in shift. Join us for
another fascinating discussion of metaphysics!
Human memory is a tricky thing. On one hand, it's
key to the narrative we build for ourselves, our lives, and our
identities. On the other, it's often unreliable, can be easily
manipulated, and even false memories can be created, thus changing
the narrative. Tonight we discuss the intricacies of human memory,
and explore the relationship of time and perception. Join us for
another exploration of human consciousness!
Mindful Expansion - Finding
Something in Nothingness, with Dr. Doug Kelley
We have seen much chaos of late, and when we are
faced with such challenges it’s important to face them head on.
Tonight Dr. Doug Kelley tackles the issues that have come to the
forefront in our society with recent acts of violence in the
United States Capitol. When times necessitate, there can be no
ambiguity when it comes to the moral position of the International
Church of Metaphysical Humanism, and Dr. Kelley states that
position unequivocally in tonight’s broadcast. We further explore
the ability to find meaning, finding something worth pursuing, in
nothingness. We discuss how in the face of seeming futility we can
find hope, how we can find purpose in helping those around us,
enjoying our lives, and contributing to a better world. Join us as
we usher in the new year and face our challenges head on!
What do we define as core values? And, is there
such a thing as universal core values? Tonight, we take a deep
dive into ethics, integrity, and respect for life. We also discuss
the importance of maintaining healthy boundaries, and how that is
itself a critical value to hold for a happy life. Join us as we
again explore the world of Metaphysics and philosophy!
There are moments in life we find the need to
reset, not only as individuals, but, at times, as a people. We
discuss tonight the potential for collective energy shifts, that
is the collective will and actions of a community and society
shifting fundamentally. We talk about the positive energy that we
can contribute to this, and how we can help shape the world we
find ourselves in. Join us as we explore these topics and more on
another deep dive into the metaphysical realm!
It can be argued that life and the world around us
has a cyclical nature, but does this dynamic hold true as we
journey into the next phase of our existence? Tonight we take
another deep dive into the world of metaphysics talking about
reincarnation. We begin with its eastern roots, going through
Buddhism and into more esoteric ideas about life and the soul. We
also explore the relationship of linear time with the concept of
life and rebirth. Please join us as we explore the fascinating and
wide ranging concept of reincarnation!