A Sacred Journey Podcast
By Thomas Maples
A Sacred Journey PodcastJun 03, 2023
Creating Inner Peace
In today's episode, Dr. Tom explores ways to create an inner sense of peace, calm, and happiness, even in moments of wandering the dark meadows of depression.
#peace #depression #drthomasmaples #happiness
The Simple Pleasures: 3 Rules for Happiness
Don't Hurry, Don't Worry, Smell the Flowers, and Be Happy. In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores the common pitfalls that stand in the way of happiness and ways to create meaning in those moments that bring the simple pleasures.
2 Find Balance is 2 Cultivate Happiness
In today's episode, Dr. Thomas Maples explores a fantastic citation from John Lennon, who reminds us that finding happiness is a balancing act to create balance, inner growth, and potential.
Beauty Now: God's Whisper 2 the Soul
In today's inspirational affirmation, Dr. Tom explores beauty as a whisper to the soul that creates long-term well-being. Have you seen the flowers as you wandered the meadow? #beauty #inspiration #affirmations #drthomasmaples #wellness #meditation
A Journey of 1000 Miles: A Tenfold Path Towards Wellness
Do You Have Dreams? In this episode, Dr. Thomas Maples explores the concept of the #1 best-selling book The Secret and lays out a tenfold path towards ideal health, wealth, and happiness.
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A Sacred Journey: The Path to Wellness of Body, Mind, and Spirit
Do You Have Dreams? In this introduction to the Path of Wellness, an integral part of A Sacred Journey, we will introduce the concept of finding where we are, so we can chart a course to advance confidently in the direction of our dreams.
Believe: Choose 2 See Light in the Face of Depression
In today's podcast, Dr. Thomas Maples explores how harnessing faith and belief in one's inherent strengths can create inroads to the personal journey of advancing confidently in the direction of our dreams.
Faith: An Oasis 4 the Heart
In today's episode, Dr. Tom explores hope as an antithesis of depression and anxiety, exploring a simple exercise to move from hopelessness to inner belief and the grit needed to advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Faith, Psyche, and Inner Peace
In today's episode, Dr. Tom explores the importance faith plays in our personal development, paying particular attention to the idea of how beliefs, dreams, and engaging a plan of action can create esteem and a realized state of being.
"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible."
~Saint Thomas Aquinas
A Guiding Light: Peace and Engaging the Shadow
In today's podcast, Dr. Thomas Maples explores the archetypes of the sun and shadow, using an inspirational quote by Walt Whitman, who reminds us to always keep our face to the life-giving sun, so that shadows will fall behind.
Philosophical Inspiration: A Necessity 4 Fact
Dr. Thomas Maples produces a wonderful video using quotes of inspiration from Mark Twain, who reminds us that we should be aware of how media attempts to influence us through statistics to distort reality into ungrounded facts.
A Necessity 4 Fact: Statistics and Reality Created
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom derives inspiration from Mark Twain, who reminds us to be weary of lies, statistics, and the distortion of reality they create. To be informed is to know how to decipher between the good, the bad, and the ugly of the information we are exposed in this journey to realize our dreams.
Perseverance: Slow and Steady wins the Race
In today's episode, Dr. Thomas Maples explores the archetypal underpinnings of Aesop's Tortoise and Hare, examining the role that planning, engaging, and perseverance play in reaching untouched Self-potential.
An Awakened State: Guided Meditation and Affirmation.
In today's meditation and affirmation, Dr. Thomas Maples reminds us that awakening within creates a means for consciousness to be one spiritually with the higher Self we yearn to become.
Promises to Keep, Before I Sleep: Health, Psychology, and New Beginnings
In today's podcast, Dr. Thomas Maples explores the psychology behind resolutions, the need to set measurable goals, and ways to identify with the Self versus self as he analyzes the poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost.
Harness Your Inner Flame
A Guiding Light Meditation
A Bandaged Space for Healing Meditation
This video is a guided meditation for healing. In it, you will be asked to visualise a space that is just for you, and to imagine yourself being surrounded by light and love. You will then be asked to affirm forgiveness for yourself and others, and finally to allow the space to heal any wounds or hurts that you may carry. #meditation #guidedmeditation #healing #healingmusic
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Siddhartha: Out of the Shadow, Light... Our Archetypal Beginnings
In the shade of the home, we are born, the product of our mother and father's lineage. Wanted or not, we grow, and if we have the luck to inhale in this very moment, what a miraculous gift of light it gives to us strong enough to brave life's path.
In this podcast, we explore the archetypal journey of Siddhartha as he is born into the security of his childhood home and the shadow it creates. We discuss how this story can be used to understand our own personal development, and reflect on the stages of growth we all experience in our lives.
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Siddhartha: Falling into the Shadow, Kissed by the Light
In today's analysis, Dr. Tom explores the archetypal origins of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha: An Indian Tale from the symbolic perspective of birth, the shadow, and the journey we undertake to find life in the ever-present light.
Practical Parenting 4 a Successful Future Generation
Children will live up to what you believe in them. How can you show that belief when you teach them what to think and not how to think? In this podcast, Dr. Tom explores a philosophy of parenting where the village bases its childrearing behaviors on a shared and mutual vision. A vision where parents' dreams and children's dreams are allowed to co-exist in harmony with the positive and negative events life throws our way.
Practical Psychology: News, Social Media, Psychology, and Living 4 the New Millenia
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores how ways we can use the psychology of the 5 senses we have been given to counteract the Negative Skew phenomenon offered us by traditional and social media outlets.
Working the Shadow Within: Find Your Inner Light
Finding Joy: Exploring the Truth of Our Inner Happiness Habits
Surfing the Paradox of Psyche
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Beauty in Faith
Ever see #beauty in your #faith? In this #affirmation, we will explore how to find that beauty and how it can help you through tough times.
Many of us go through tough times, and it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But if we look deep within ourselves, we can find that beauty that will help us get through anything. I hope you enjoy this brief #meditation on faith.
A Sacred Journey Called Parenting - Sleep Schedules and Children's Mental Health
In this podcast, I'm going to be discussing the sacred journey of parenting and how sleep schedules can play a role in your child's mental health.
Introduction: Hey everyone! Dr. Tom here. Parenting is one of the most rewarding but challenging journeys that we undertake in our lives. In this video, I want to talk about something that is often overlooked when it comes to our children's mental health- their sleep schedule. Believe it or not, getting enough sleep is crucial for optimal brain function and can help prevent conditions like ADHD and depression from developing. So please join me as I explore the link between sleep and children's mental health.
An Affirmation for Dreaming Destiny Forward
What's your hidden potential? What future does your destiny hold for you? In this affirmation, Dr. Tom conducts a guided meditation to dream our destiny forward, so that we may open gates from where Self and self can create inroads to personal potential.
Psyche as Soul: Letting Go of the Old and Welcoming the New
In this podcast, we explore the idea of psyche – or soul – and how it can be a powerful tool for personal growth. We'll discuss the importance of letting go of the old in order to make way for the new, and offer tips for embracing change in your life.
Celebrate Curiosity: An Affirmation 4 Personal Potential
We all have the potential to do great things, but sometimes we need a reminder of our inner power. That's where this podcast affirmation comes into play
Hey friends! In this podcast, I'm going to talk about the importance of curiosity and how it can help us tap into our inner potential. So often, we get bogged down by the stresses of life, but if we can remember to celebrate our inner curiosity, let go, and let God, then anything is possible.
With Gratitude to Potentiality - Benjamin Martins
Namaste my friends. May blessings find you on your journey to advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Psyche as Breathwork
Psyche, Myth, and Inner Potential
Discover how myths can help you realize your inner potential for transformation and renewal by looking at how their symbols reveal the human psyche's capacity for growth during our lifetime. This podcast explores the archetypes common to myth and fairytales as an agent for body, mind, and spiritual growth potential.
The Story of Narcissus: Echo, Mental Health, and the Journey to Find Purpose
In this podcast, we explore the story of Narcissus and how it parallels mental health and the journey to find purpose. We discuss narcissistic personality disorder and what can happen when someone is afflicted by it. Finally, we offer hope for those who are struggling with these issues and provide ways to find help.
Echo and Narcissus - Perceptions of Self Development Amongst Social Egocentrism
In today's episode, Dr. Tom continue his exploration of the mythological characters Echo and Narcissus from a lens of social and cultural egocentrism and its effect on personal development.
Finding Purpose through Strength, Courage, & Direction
Echo - Navigating the World of Distractions to Find Self
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores the myth of Echo, Hera, and Zeus from the lens of contemporary distraction. How can we find the nature of Self in a world that so buys for the ego's attention.
Perceptions of Infinity
In today's episode, Dr. Tom explores the archetypal symbols of infinity, eternity, and heaven as written about in William Blakes poem Auguries of Innocence. Perception and our capacity to overcome its sensory deficit towards understanding the miracles abound are examined. How can we find the divine? Sometimes we need to let go and let God work us through infinite intelligence versus our perceptual experience. To read more, visit Dr. Thomas Maples
A Seedling of Faith
In today's article, Dr. Tom explores an inspirational verse from Matthew, who reminds us of the true power behind faith.
In today's episode, Dr. Tom explores the cyclical nature of history, the father archetype as portrayed in the blowing wind and warming sun in Aesop's classic entitled the NorthWind and the Sun, and its effects on personal development.
The Mythic Masculine: Practical Parenting and Teaching Accountability
In today's episode, Dr. Tom explores how to link daily life lessons to core values as an integration tool to create core memories and a strong foundation for family values for your children.
Nurturing the Mythic Masculine - Engaging the Father Within
In today's episode, Dr. Tom explores the lived experience behind the mythic masculine, linking our personal actions to creative methods of nurturing the next generation forward.
Nurturing the Courage Within
In today's episode, Dr. Tom explores the foundation of courage and ways to use it to overcome inherent fears within the soul.
Siddhartha: Leaving The Shadow of the Family Home
In today's segment, Dr. Tom explores the journey Siddhartha undertakes to leave the shadow of his family home. Archetypal themes explored include the ego, self, Self, the mother, father, river, forest, and social support systems the protagonist has to undertake his journey to realize his emergent Self.
Siddhartha... Journeys Towards a Realized State of Being.
In today's episode, Dr. Tom explores the introductory paragraphs of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha, laying the foundation of an archetypal journey to realize higher states of conscious awareness.
Old Sultan, The Young, Old, Ugly, and Bold: Wisdom in Today's Society...
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom ends the exploration of the symbols behind Old Sultan, focusing on consciousness as an exercise of maturation, from youth to old age, immaturity to wisdom, and the deals we must make in order to grow upon our natural life course.
Dr. Tom on Trust...
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom analyzes the concept of trust and its effect on intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships.
Out with the Old, In with the New... Goodbye to a Year Gone By!
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom says goodbye to a year gone by. Oh what sorrows, joy, pain, and love there was shared in homeschooling children during a year of pandemic education.
The Wolf, The Golden Child, and a Deal with the Shadow
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores childhood initiation, the need for old time wisdom, and rites of passage from the perspective of the Brother's Grimm Story Old Sultan.
Old Sultan... The Value of Wisdom Unfolded
To New Beginnings
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores a wonderful quote from Meister Eckhart, who reminds us that new beginnings are miracles afforded us each day.