Authentic Living



Your Authentic Self is wise, knows the highest path for your life and has never been wounded. Thats right. You have a part of you that has never been wounded. In fact, that part is the truest essence of who you are. Would you like to access it? Do you know how to use your own internal guidance system? Would you like to have peace? How about a more meaningful life? Your authenticity can give you these seemingly miraculous giftsbut you have to know how to get there. Authentic Living with Andrea Mathews will help you raise your consciousness to the level of your own I AM by interviewing some of the great spiritual experts of today. Youll learn how to see your true self in the midst of lifes twists and turns and be challenged to think outside the box when it comes to the mysteries of life. Can you afford to miss even one of these shows? Authentic Living airs live Wednesdays at 1 PM Pacific on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.


  • Near-Death Experiences in the Very Young

    25/08/2021 Duración: 54min

    Premier researcher P.M.H. Atwater, L.H.D. has delved into the mysterious stories of near-death experiences had by children and infants. What difference does such an experience make to a child? Are there certain definable characteristics? How do these children as adults impact others? Be here for this fascinating study of near-death.

  • Morality Vs. Spirituality

    18/08/2021 Duración: 56min

    There is so much emphasis today on morality—which we use to define the worth of a given individual. Much that we use to measure ourselves—finding ourselves worthy or unworthy. Morality is all about right and wrong and we feel that we need these measurements to make the crucial decisions of our lives. But is morality the same as spirituality? Many would say that it is. But I disagree. Spirituality is very different from morality. Morality is all about doing. Spirituality is all about being. But there’s so much more, so much more to understand about these distinctions. Tune in to find out.

  • Sin: The Mistaken Belief

    04/08/2021 Duración: 55min

    A large part of the world has lived for centuries into a concept of sin that has us sinning from the moment of our birth and being unable to stop sinning until we die. This belief has people disavowing, dismissing their personal light, their personal power and their personal divine nature. So much of religion in the Western world is based entirely on this concept of sin. Even the very idea of salvation is based entirely on the sinful nature of humanity. But what if it isn't true? What if the concepts, as we have built them, are based in a duality trance state that has us believing we are separate from God when it is clear, even from the Christian Bible that there is no such separation? What if we really are the gods Jesus said we were? What if we really are a little lower than God as the Psalmist said we were? What if sin is simply unconsciousness? Be here for this important conversation.

  • Who Are You Really?

    07/07/2021 Duración: 56min

    We often believe the fabricated idea that we really are that which matches our reputation. We think that the person others think we are is really who we are. We strive hard, in fact, to be that person and to live with the results of being that person. If “they” (usually family of origin and significant others) believe that I’m a bad dude, then that’s what I must be and I may even be putting energy into being bad to prove that I really exist. Same with many other projections that we introject—we become a role rather than a real person. What is authenticity then? And how does one begin the process of actualizing one’s authentic Self? This is an important topic—don’t miss it.

  • Inhabiting Heaven NOW

    30/06/2021 Duración: 56min

    In this crazy, painful, struggling, dark and sometimes even evil world, we find it hard, if not impossible to believe that we might inhabit heaven right here on planet earth. And yet many of the world’s religions put for the ideal of inhabiting heaven right here, right now on planet earth. But what does this mean? Does it mean that we will live in a constant state of bliss where nothing of this world troubles us? Does it mean that we live cloistered away from the world in a rarified atmosphere of holiness? If we could, if we really could inhabit heaven now in this 3D reality, what would that look like? And how would we arrive at this possibility? Don’t miss this important discussion.

  • Is the Divine really taking care of us?

    09/06/2021 Duración: 58min

    So, we are just now beginning to see some light at the end of a long dark tunnel. Business are coming back, deaths from Covid are way down, the number of people getting Covid is also down. We have a new government and some new hope for fairness and equity. But we have been through some really dark days. And each individual who has walked through this darkness has been through his or her own personal darkness—which may have included many other forms of darkness. It would not have been uncommon during these dark times for us to ask the question: Where is the Divine in all of this? Why is this happening? Well, I won’t pretend to have all the answers here, but I do think we can find out today if the Divine is really taking care of us. Be here for it.

  • The Refuge of the Self

    19/05/2021 Duración: 01h00s

    We have been taught to believe that any refuge, any safety can only be found outside of us—through external events, circumstances and people. We strive, therefore, to find the “right” circumstances, the “right” people and the best possible events for our lives. We want to make the “right” amount of money, the “right” jobs, the “right” level of prestige and power, and of course, the “right” relationships. And, of course, we want to be smart about all of these life decisions, but they cannot provide the kind of refuge that can only be found in the Self. So, what do we mean by Self? And how can it create a refuge bigger, broader and more profound than any of life’s circumstances, events or relationships—and, indeed, can even guide us to making aligning life choices? Don’t miss this show.

  • The Mythology of the Battle of Good vs. Evil

    12/05/2021 Duración: 01h00s

    We have lived for centuries now trying to win the battle of good over evil. But as we can see, as we look around the world, all the same kinds of atrocities that were happening centuries ago are still happening. In fact, we might say that there are worse travesties since we have developed nuclear weapons and greater technology. Are we just losing the battle? Or is it possible that we are fighting the wrong fight? Is there any possibility that fighting the so-called “good fight” is not the right path? Is it possible that there is something more true, more healing than that grand battle between good and evil? Today we are going to answer that question and pose another theory for living that might offer not only greater truth, but greater peace. Don’t miss it!

  • Dealing with Difficult People

    21/04/2021 Duración: 56min

    Most of us were taught that we were supposed to love all people, right? But what does that mean when it comes to those difficult people in our lives? Are we meant to pretend that we “love” them when we really just wish they would go away and leave us alone? How are we to deal with this? Well, there are lots of ways we do deal with difficult people. Some of those are healthy ways of dealing and others, not so much. Today we will not only discover some of the unhealthy ways of dealing, but we are going to talk about some practical and healthy ways of dealing with the difficult people in your life. You don’t want to miss this one.

  • Mysticism and Mental Health

    07/04/2021 Duración: 55min

    Historically, “the church” minimized the frequency and validity of mystical experiences, especially when the experience downloaded different information than that put forth by the church. And since Sigmund Freud associated mystical experiences with narcissism, wishful thinking and delusion, the mental health world has mostly steered clear of any association with these experiences. But more recently there have been rigorous studies done and it has been learned that these experiences are common, frequent and grounding. Research has also found that mystical experiences offer certain very mental health benefits to the persons who have these experiences. Researchers have also developed tools for measuring these experiences and differentiating them from states of psychosis—which used to be the way we looked at all mystical experiences. Can we now finally begin to validate our own experiences to the point of living into them? Be here for this enlightening discussion.

  • Resilience and Spirituality

    24/03/2021 Duración: 56min

    Does spirituality really have anything to do with resilience? Resilience demonstrates how well we adapt to difficult life challenges, such as illness, trauma, relationship problems, workplace issues or financial stressors. Does spirituality help? Or can it interfere with resilience? It turns out that, depending on the nature of the religious or spiritual practice, we can be made either more or less resilient. Today we are going to talk about how resilience can be built through spiritual practice and along the way we will discover the ways that religion/spirituality can get in the way of true resilience. Don’t miss it.

  • The Song of Silence

    24/02/2021 Duración: 56min

    Why do all of the great spiritual leaders down through history and many of the present day teach of silence and stillness? Why is silence even a thing? Aren’t we supposed to be working hard, striving after a righteous life? Aren’t we supposed to be working hard to serve our brothers and sister? Aren’t we supposed to be doing the work of growing at all times? Why do they talk about stillness? About silence? About effortless effort? Perhaps it is because silence, stillness is the answer to everything. Don’t miss this important show.

  • Love Sweet Love

    10/02/2021 Duración: 57min

    What the world needs now…. It’s love. And at the same time, love is all there is. So, let’s talk about this paradox. Are you looking for a relationship? It’s love. Do you have family problems? It’s love. War? It’s love. Politics? It’s love. Love is the answer and love is all there is. Where do we find it? What is it? How do we implement it? It’s not at all what you think. Be here, you don’t want to miss this.

  • Living today--Owning the NOW

    03/02/2021 Duración: 56min

    Many of us are living through these difficult times on the mantra, “I just have to get through today.” We put one foot in front of the other and we keep our heads down and go and go until we crash. We are just trying to survive in these difficult times. But what if these difficult times are offering us another way of looking at today? What if today were to become the essential life, the essential moment, the NOW? What if, because the future is currently so uncertain, we must forego the future and live fully into NOW? Well, that would be nice, you say, but HOW does a person forget about the future and live in the now? Well, today we are going to talk about that very thing and learn how living in the now is the essential life. Don’t miss it.

  • Spiritual Practices for the Monk Within

    27/01/2021 Duración: 55min

    At this special juncture of time, when we, as a collective, have perhaps been a bit more self-reflective than usual, today’s timely topic might reach into that part of us that longs for a connection to a deeper transformative essence of our nature. Our guest today, Dr. Beverly Lanzetta has come to talk to us about her latest book, “A New Silence: Spiritual Practices and Formation for the Monk Within.” Beverly’s radical wisdom about how to access this inner silence and how that practice transforms and renews us is a welcome balm in this unprecedented time of suffering. Don’t miss this important conversation.

  • The Loneliness Remedy

    06/01/2021 Duración: 56min

    There’s a lot going on today in our world, indeed, some pretty scary stuff. Far too many people are either ill from the virus or trying very hard to avoid getting it. Many of us are isolated at home, or even quarantined. Many single people are desperate during this time, which because of the serious contagion of the virus, makes it all the harder to find that mate they are longing for or even hang out with friends. This period of time is exacerbating a problem already a pandemic of its own: loneliness. In many cases people are even dying of Covid, alone in a hospital bed unable to be with family members because of the contagion. Well, I wish I had a remedy for Covid that could work faster than the vaccines. Unfortunately, I don’t. But there is a remedy for loneliness and we are going to reveal it today. Don’t miss it.

  • Integrating the Collective Shadow of America Part II

    16/12/2020 Duración: 55min

    So, now that we have a new President, we can clearly look back on the past 4 years and discover the collective shadow of America. That shadow has been exposed, a shadow of racism, misogyny, homophobia, fear of difference of all kind, a shadow of hate, bigotry and a shadow of a politic made of quid pro quo for money and power. And it is a shadow which has fixed an economy around destroying the earth for more money and power. It’s dark, this shadow, and long, for these atrocities have gone on since the birth of America. While we have said and believed that we are a fair nation where all people are treated equally, we have not lived that. But we are launching a new reality with the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Will we now begin to live the soul of America? And how will be integrate this dark, dark shadow? Be here for this show.

  • Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times

    09/12/2020 Duración: 55min

    Philip Goldberg is our guest today, here to talk about his latest book, “Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times: Powerful Tools to Cultivate Calm, Clarity, and Courage.” And this is definitely the year for it! We are all hoping for an end to the pandemic in the next 6 to 8 months through the power of vaccines, but it is currently surging and there is widespread anxiety and depression regarding that, the racial problems, the on-going political divide—despite the change in leadership, the economic concerns that continue to rise and may worsen if leadership does not intervene and the potential for disaster if we do not address the climate change issue. These are potentially transformative times, but we are still in the chaos stage of such change. Goldberg’s intervention is to offer us the “sanctuary of the self” and to teach us how to access it. Be here for it—you won’t want to miss it.

  • Caroline Myss on Intimate Conversations with the Divine

    11/11/2020 Duración: 54min

    Caroline Myss returns to the Authentic Living show today to talk to us about her latest book, “Intimate Conversations with the Divine: Prayer, Guidance and Grace.” The book allows us to peer into our own psyches and see both our struggles and the grace we find through prayer. Caroline has taken the risk here to allow us to see her own soul and to show us her own struggles as her prayers are flashes of her own intimacy with the Divine. Today we will discuss the depth and power of intimacy with the Divine. You don’t want to miss this one.

  • The Oneness in Our Division

    21/10/2020 Duración: 56min

    We hear it every day now on the news, see it in our social media sites, it’s literally everywhere: we are a divided nation. So divided are we that we have two different realities, or so it seems. One media gives us one form of reality and all the other medias give us an entirely different form of reality. This has made it possible for the people on both sides of the divide to call the other side liars—and absolutely believe that they are telling the truth. There is hate on either side of this divide. So, how will we ever get beyond it. Well, first we absolutely need leadership that does not promote the divide, but encourages our Oneness. Hopefully, we will get that leadership in a few weeks. But beyond that there is much to see in the Oneness that is a critical and deeply spiritual element of even our very division. We are going to locate and elucidate that Oneness during this show. Don’t miss it.

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