Zion: Consciousness & Covenant
By Andy Rasmussen
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Meditation for Mormons -This podcast explores the LDS (Mormon) concept of Zion, where "there (is) no contention in the land, because of the love of God which (does) dwell in the hearts of the people." We address many topics related to living as covenant keeping Mormons in the New Age. Specifically we talk about the technology of Kundalini Yoga & Meditation for Mormons and how to use it to increase our spiritual awareness and uplevel to the "Zion Consciousness". Zion is "living after the manner of happiness". But many of us have a difficult time making the changes that will bring us to this level of consciousness and experience. Join author and Kundalini Yoga teacher Felice Austin and Andy Rasmussen, also a teacher of Kundalini Yoga as they give practical tools to calm our hearts and open ourselves to the transforming power of the Christ.
||Clean43) Sadhana and Grace||"It seems that on a daily basis when you do Sadhana, nothing happens. But you don't do it out of greed. You do it to conquer your laziness, your ego, your stupidity, with your essence of committment. That's all Sadhana is. We don't do it to get...||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean42) Nor any manner of "ites"||How can we begin to heal from the conflicts and tribalist tendincies of our time? In this podcast Andy shares a specific tool for holding the meditative mind in the midst of the conflict and chaos of rapid change.||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean41) Times of Eclipse||Use the coming eclipse to gently disengage from your narrow, mind-dominated stories, and simply deepen your inner practice and general awareness. Sat nam.||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean40) Stages on the Path of Wisdom||In every path of spiritual development the devotee grows through distinct stages. Being aware of these guideposts help make the spiritual path more comprehensible. - Also, a word about the American Covenant of Freedom.||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean39) Be Here, Now||"Time isn't precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is not time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time - the past and future - the more you miss the...||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean38) Cold Depression: Symptoms & Treatment||"Cold Depression" is endemic in our society. It's characterized by a sense of overwhelm as the pressures from outside are not matched by reserves inside of us. Yogic technology has useful tools to address this affliction and allow us to show up as...||5/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean37) That's A Wrap!||Every story has an ending, you just need to know when to stop. Stay present my friends. Sat nam.||5/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean36) Pray For Peace||May the Lord bless you and keep you...make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace."||11/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean35) One Heart, One Mind||This episode was recorded live at the "Of One Heart and One Mind" workshop at the Hare Krishna temple in Spanish Fork, UT on July 11, 2015. Andy & Felice talk about pure love, unity of religion, definitions of sin & repentance, and take questions...||7/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean34) The Book Is Out & We're Back!||The ZC podcast is back! And Felice's book, "Awake As In Ancient Days: The Christ-Centered Kundalini Yoga Experience" is now available. Check it out here:...||6/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean33) Perception & Judgement||A follow-up on the principle of fasting; and a few words about judging information gleaned through spiritual gifts.||3/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean32) Fasting is Feasting||The Law of the Fast is a significant part of many spiritual traditions. It isn't to torture us, but to "loose the bands...undo the heavy burdens, let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke." How does a simple principle of health accomplish...||2/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31) New Year, New experiences||In a special bonus episode, Madison & Danica tell about their amazing experience at Felice's New Year, New You retreat. Sign up for upcoming retreats in Colorado & Hawaii at http://www.treeoflifekundaliniyoga.com/retreats.html||1/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30) Trial & Testimony||Andy's favorite painting is Carl Bloch's "Pool of Besthesda", depicting Christ's instantaneous healing of the invalid described in John 5. Some scriptural scholars have estimated that the paralyzed man who was healed after 38 years of illness, may...||1/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean29) Words of Hope||A message of hope as the days begin to get longer and the Light increases daily. Listen to Lani Axman share her story of using the power of words to reclaim the hope of Christ.||12/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28) Yoga & Meditation for Mormons||Special Episode! Hear from 4 new LDS Kundalini Yoga Teachers. How has this technology personally impacted the most sacred parts of their lives?||12/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27) Felice's Story||Felice Austin's story and her personal journey to the Light.||11/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26) The Castaways: Pre-Birth Experiences||Special guest Sarah Hinze, author of "The Castaways: Safely In His Arms" shares some of the many stories she's collected about Pre-Birth Experiences, and the fate of aborted souls. Check out her blogs and watch for her new book....||11/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25) Charity For All||A warning and a gift. "Let thy bowels be full of charity toward all men..." Felice warns against spiritual pride.||11/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24) The Spiritual Value of Poetry||"Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before." -Audre Lorde||10/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23) The Body And The Temple||The elements are the tabernacle of God; yea, man is the tabernacle of God, even temples.—Doctrine and Covenants 93:35 Felice talks about the crowning concept in her new book: Human bodies posses all the attributes of brick and stone temples; and each||10/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22) Seek the Similarities||Nearly a third of the world's population believes in reincarnation. In this episode we discuss this idea from an LDS perspective; and the value of finding the commonalities in various belief systems.||9/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21) The Prayers Of The Children||A sobering discussion with Chet Thomas of Operation Underground Railroad. Chet gives us the behind-the-scenes look at the work of these modern-day "Abolitionists", as well as his gospel perspective as a leader in the LDS Church. All healing is...||8/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20) Creative Math||Remember to exercise your creativity!||8/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19) Defense Against Dark Arts: Obedience||A discussion of the utility of obedience to the Gospel of Christ as a principle of protection & power.||8/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18) The Stars In The Heavens||A discussion on the movement of the planets and stars. Do they really affect our lives? How do heavenly bodies testify of Christ?||8/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17) Angels: Part 2||A second episode of discussion about angels, their roles, and our relationships to them.||8/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16) Listener Questions & Potpourri||Answers to various questions we have received at email@example.com. -Includes other short topics.||8/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15) Angels Among Us||In this episode we're joined by a special guest for a discussion on angels and their missions to minister to us.||7/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14) Let Your Light Shine||What is your "arc line" or the "halo" often associated with saints in art? How can we use prayer & meditation to project the light of Christ and protect ourselves and loved ones?||7/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13) Male & Female||In this episode we explore the different energies and roles of the masculine & feminine. We look both historically and from a gospel perspective.||7/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12) Personal stories: It works for us!||Felice shares her recent experience of "being worked" by the 12 steps of addiction recovery.||7/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11) Addiction Recovery through Christ- 2||Part 2 of recovering from addiction or compulsion through the power of Christ. "O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live."||6/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10) Addiction Recovery through Christ- 1||Part 1 of a two part series on recovering from addiction through the power of Jesus Christ. "I will restore you to health, and heal your wounds." - Jeremiah 30:17||6/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9) Cold Showers & other questions||How to take a yogic cold shower, what benefits it brings - and other listener questions about Kundalini Yoga from an LDS perspective.||5/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8) New Reality: Gratitude & Forgivenes||How does gratitude unlock new vistas of awareness? Why does God ask us to forgive? And how can we know the Spirit when are oppressed by a "gloomy, disconsolate spirit"?||4/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7) Imagination: the Key to Reality||How is imagination connected to faith? And how can we begin to perceive truth?||4/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6) The Word, part 2: Names of God||What is the significance of the many names of God? What does it mean to "believe on the name of Christ?"||2/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5) The Power of the Word||The creative and healing power of words; and how mantras testify of Christ.||2/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4) The Fall of Adam & Eve: Foundation||What happened in the Garden of Eden? What was Eve's role, and how can we understand the story? What does it mean for us today?||1/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3) Felice Austin:Christ & Energy Healing||What is "energy healing" and how does it relate to the gospel of Jesus Christ? This episode explores the concepts of healing, vibration, intelligence, and the Light of Christ. Listen all the way to the end when Felice gives a simple but powerful...||1/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2) "New Age" Meditation for Mormons?||The term "New Age" can mean a lot of things in different contexts. In this episode we provide a working definition for active Mormons. Plus, new tools and meditations to help establish Zion in our hearts and our homes right now.||1/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1) Faith: The governing Principle||Faith is the moving cause of action in all things. And when centered on Jesus Christ it is also a principle of power. In this episode we discuss the effects of true faith, the inhibitors to that faith, and share a meditation tool to help you "go...||12/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Filling a much needed void in the podcast world!
I can't adequately express how *refreshing* it is to have found a podcast that fits SO well into my belief system and desires for my life! The uplift and practical tools I glean from these podcasts are priceless! Thank you, Andy & Felice, for the work you have put into this!
Always uplifting and in line with gospel teachings
What a refreshing addition to my regular study, as these new ideas align perfectly with the teachings of the restored gospel. I find inspiration and plenty to think about each time I listen. Thank you!
Can’t say enough good things about this series!
I look forward to each and everyone of these! They have brought so much light into my life and are an amazing resource for Latter Day Saints wanting to get involved with the life-channging practice of kundalini yoga and meditation. There are so many great topics covered in these podcasts that can help enrich and deepen your faith.