Episode 141 |

From Web Designer to Oneness Monk, A Journey of Awakening with Douglas Bentley

Take a moment to think about how you identify yourself. Do you identify as your body, your job, your possessions, your friends and enemies, or your point of view? For example, someone who identifies as their job might call themselves a doctor or a lawyer. Someone who identifies as their viewpoint might say they are a Democrat or a Republican.  Identifying yourself like this can lead to great suffering in the constantly changing world. Freedom comes when you realize that you’re part of the process of impermanence. What you are is eternal and untouchable, and everything else happens while life goes on.Douglas Bentley joins me in this episode to explore this topic, among many others. Douglas was a monk at Oneness University in India for over a decade, during which time he studied directly under Sri Bhagavan. I met Doug in India in 2012, and have been wanting to have him on my show for years. I’m excited to share his wisdom with you in today’s show, and hope that this conversation can be the beginning of something big for you.

Episode 140 |

Reining in Your Reactivity with Kabbalah with David Ghiyam

There is an all-encompassing energy that consumes our entire world and all of life. When that light is revealed, we experience blessings and fulfillment. When it’s concealed, we experience darkness and suffering. That light can be divided into two categories: the light of wisdom and the light of mercy. The light of wisdom is raw energy that we all experience and desire whereas the light of mercy is our own personal energy or effort to transform ourselves. When you transform your nature for the better, your light of mercy becomes a vessel that receives the light of wisdom and invites blessings.Join me and David Ghiyam explores this advanced Kabbalistic concept in a deeply spiritual episode that dives into such topics as clairvoyance, reactivity, desire, mercy, and so much more. David is a senior lecturer at The Kabbalah Centre as well as the founder of MaryRuth Organics. He’s full of powerful age-old wisdom that has changed my life, and that I hope and believe will change yours too.

Episode 134 |

The Spiritual Underpinnings of Financial Success with Rabbi Daniel Lapin

There is nothing more innocuous than trying to increase your own fortune. In a truly open, transparent market, there’s no way to make money without benefiting someone else. In other words, money is only created when two humans please one another. If you want financial abundance, the trick isn’t to want money itself. You need to create an environment in which you enter into mutually beneficial situations.Rabbi Daniel Lapin is here to talk about the fascinating connection between spirituality and financial abundance. These things may not immediately seem connected, until you realize that they’re intimately related. Daniel is a Rabbinic scholar and the president of the American Alliance of Jews and Christians. His books include America’s Real War, Thou Shall Prosper, and Business Secrets From the Bible. Today, he’ll share his deep and powerful insight into how matters of the spirit relate to finances, and offer solid advice for how to achieve financial fulfillment.

Episode 131 |

Unlock the Secrets of Your Soul with Eliyahu Jian

One of the differences between people who struggle in life and those who glide through it  is their mindset. The mind is split into two parts: the positive and the negative. Whatever you feed grows stronger, and it takes a lifetime of work to ensure that negative thoughts don’t take over. This doesn’t mean you can only focus on positive thoughts. You also need to act on positive thoughts  or they will eventually become rotten. This is just one of many gems of wisdom from Kabbalah that can transform your life.If you’ve heard this podcast before (especially the episode with Yehuda Ashkenazi), you probably know how strongly I feel about Kabbalah. The practice has really changed me and made me a better human with an awareness that each and every one of us is a spiritual being. Eliyahu Jian was my very first Kabbalah teacher. He’s been teaching for nearly three decades, and has developed an uncanny ability to simplify esoteric wisdom. In addition to being a spiritual teacher, he’s a coach, speaker, and founder of the nonprofit Vital Transformation.

Episode 128 |

Finding a Higher Level Consciousness Through Extreme Biohacking and Spirituality, Part 2 of 2 with Luke Storey

If you’re a faithful Optimized Geek listener, you’ve probably already heard my recent conversation with Luke Storey. Luke, who hosts the Life Stylist Podcast, was already a recurring guest on the show. He originally joined me to talk about fashion in one of my very  first episodes. In our more recent conversation, we discussed extreme biohacking, spirituality, and how this combination can lead to a higher level of consciousness.Today, Luke generously joins me for a third time to talk about lots of great new topics that we didn’t cover in his first two episodes. We’ll spend quite a bit of time digging into the fascinating strengths of personality assessments, and why you (and just about everyone in your life) should take them. We also cover imposter syndrome, disempowering beliefs, sleep hacks, kinds of light, health gadgets, and so much more!