Louise Hay on her spiritual upbringing

Ray: What spiritual approach did your family practice when you were growing up? Louise: Nothing! My mother was a lapsed Catholic. The only time I ever heard her say anything negative in my life was when she saw some nuns having lunch and said, “They shouldn’t be out in public!” Oh, my! My stepfather was…

Jamie Sams on the Journey to Consciousness

Ray: Your book Dancing the Dream delineates seven paths of human development to give help to people undergoing their spiritual journey. After successfully walking the first four paths, the final three deal with expanding into universal consciousness and, ultimately, into full awareness and presence in the now. What would you most like people to realize…

Lisa Nichols on African American Stories

Ray: How are African American stories unique? Lisa: Within each African American story sits an individual fighting to love themselves in the package that God gave them, fighting to love themselves in a time and space where other people around them may not be loving them. You can change your geographical location, the car you drive,…

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer on Your Dharma

Ray: If the dharma for all human beings is doing good and being good, it still manifests itself differently for different people. Are the differences in our dharmas based on choices we make—on free will—or is our specific dharma something with which we’re born? Wayne: We’re all individualized expressions of God, of oneness. We do…

Marianne Williamson on Your Most Important Question

Ray: Marianne, from the perspective of midlife, what’s the most valuable question people can ask themselves? Marianne: A lot of times people ask, “What am I supposed to do?” or “What’s my purpose?” But there’s a deeper question to ask. A Course in Miracles, and really any serious spiritual path, posits the question, “Who am…

Byron Katie on the Turnaround in The Work

Ray: Katie, why is the turnaround so important in The Work? Is it because it shows us other possibilities than our own judgmental thoughts? Katie: Yes. It shows the mind what is as true or truer than the original thought. People usually find that the turnaround is as true or truer than the stressful thought…

Doreen Virtue on Angels and Free Will

Ray: Do you have to ask for help from the angels to receive it? Doreen: One thing I’ve learned that is basic but bears repeating constantly: You are created with free will. Not even the Creator can help you unless you ask for help. It is up to you to be asking for help continuously,…