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New Dimensions
New Dimensions Foundation

New Dimensions is an original and powerful forum for inspired and inspiring voices and views on a wide range of timely and timeless topics. Activism, art, education, science, psychology, philosophy, health, spirituality, global transformation, cross-cultural traditions, the interconnectedness of all life … All these and more are featured in this award-winning one-hour interview program that has been broadcast on public radio since 1973. For more information and over a thousand hours of downloadable programs visit newdimensions.org


New Dimensions (Total: 86 episodes)

Ora Nadrich shares a series of fundamental and effective questions we can ask ourselves when we pay attention to our negative thoughts. Her “Says Who!” Method can transform fear-based and worried thoughts into thoughts that serve our well-being and support positive action. 

Tags: Ora Nadrich, Jungian analysis, fear-based thoughts, worry, negative thoughts, neural pathways, busyness, monkey mind, isolation, beliefs, mindfulness, thoughts as a cheering squad, road rage, Pollyanna, baby steps, Spirituality,Personal Transformation, Self Help, Psychology, Relationship

This dialogue is filled with practical wisdom to support us in growing calmness and well-being so we may be more effective and resilient in our lives. Hanson assures us that the core of our being is “calm strength.” It is the background of who we are; it is a fundamental quality, the “wallpaper of our mind.”

Tags: MP3, Rick Hanson, resilience, resilient, neuropsychology, resistance, persistence, developmental psychology, calmness, calm, Foundations of Well-Being, desire, neuroscience, brain, motivation, liking something, wanting something, brain science, motivational brain circuit, dopamine, neurochemicals, empathy, mirror neurons, empathic, generosity, Forrest Hanson, Health & Healing, Psychology, Science, Personal Transformation, Self Help

Sometimes our activity for positive change in the world makes a visible leap and other times the impact of our work takes a seemingly long time to show any results. As Loeb points out, “You draw hope from the knowledge that whatever it is that you do, something unexpected is going to happen. And, it often happens at the periphery of your vision.”

Tags: Paul Rogat Loeb, Paul Loeb, Vaclav Havel, Velvet Revolution, Keystone Pipeline, Rosa Parks, Raymond Parks, Dr. Benjamin Spock, Anti-Nuclear Proliferation, grassroots movements, Clarence Jordan, Koinonia Farm, Tiananmen Square, Tank man, Tolstoy, David Roberts, Grist Magazine, Climate Change, hope, optimism, renewable energy, Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington State, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Dan Savage, Gay Rights Movement, getting out the vote, Walter Wink, Jesus and Alinsky, Bible stories, Turn the other cheek, nonviolent resistance, minimum wage, bike lanes, Cuiritiba Brazil, Bill McKibben, Peace/Nonviolence

A few subjects covered in this dynamic dialogue include: How did Tadd discover her ability to be a clairvoyant? How did Tadd discover her spirit guides? What process can we use to move from anxiety to calmness? How can we manifest true fulfillment beyond mere happiness? What is the relationship between destiny and choice? How our deepest fears are linked to a core wound.

Tags: Ellen Tadd, spirit guides, clairvoyance, chakras, inspiration, crown chakra, third eye, spiritual bypass, original sin, original imbalance, destiny, choice, affirmations, deep listening, deepest fear, desire, Personal Transformation, Meditation, Intuition, Psychic, Spirit Guides, Angels, Spirit, Spirituality

Shakti, the feminine lifeforce energy that marries with our well-honed masculine skills, can fuel our creative endeavors.Our inner resources are like a tree, needing to be grounded like roots, giving and receiving love from the heart like the trunk of the tree. Connecting with spirit can be akin to the branches reaching upwards.  

Tags: Lisa Schrader, sacred feminine, Shakti, tree of life, soul work, inner wisdom, showing up, masculine energy, beauty, pleasure, stress, sexuality, tantra, shame, resourced, self love, bisexuality, static masculine, static feminine, dynamic feminine, powerlessness, empowerment, oxytocin, Spirituality, Women's Studies, Personal Transformation, Meditation

Octopuses are highly intelligent, show their cleverness in myriad ways, and love to play. Montgomery describes befriending several of them over a number of years and shares how they can make remarkable connections with individual people. This is a most fascinating dialogue about the meeting of two very different minds, human and octopus.

Tags: Sy Montgomery, devilfish, Wilson Menashi, scuba diving, the Octopus Church in Mo’orea, octopus, Animals, Ecology/Nature/Environment, Science

Every day, it appears, the news about climate change is worse, as is the precarious balance of global politics. When it seems we are bent on destruction Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman see our dire state as evidence of an evolutionary shift, as profound as the transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly. Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized cellular and stem cell biologist and the recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award. He is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Steve Bhaerman is an author, humorist, and workshop leader. He’s also known as Swami Beyondananda, the “Cosmic Comic.” 

Tags: Bruce Lipton, Steve Bhaerman, Swami Beyondananda, Biology, Caterpillar, Butterfly, Imaginal Cells, Love, Fractal Mathematics, America, Baboons, Bonobos, Iain Couzin, Darwin, Social Change, Politics, Ecology, Nature, Environment, Global Culture, Science

Millions of people have reported having a dream or intuition that later came true. There is compelling data  from a growing mountain of research and fascinating theories about what it all means. Collectively, Dossey sees this information as one more clue that we’re all connected, each of us part of a great continuum that extends beyond space and time.

Tags: Larry Dossey, ESP, premonition, consciousness, remote viewing, J. B. Rhine, 9/11 stories, John William Dulnne, David Bohm, Dreams, Health & Healing, Intuition, Psychic, Parapsychology, Paranormal, Science, Spirituality

How may we focus on what is important to us? How can we avoid technology overload? Why do certain things grab our attention and not others? With so many things now demanding our attention - emails, cell phones, text messages - many of us are overwhelmed by a plethora of distractions. Our lives may be described as the sum of what we focus on.

Tags: Winifred Gallagher, psychology, focus, attention, meditation, brain, motivation, will power, Science, Psychology 

A lifelong Christian monastic who now lives in a cabin in the desert, Bielecki offers practical suggestions that will help you break out of the everydayness of your spiritual practice, bring laughter and play into your relationship with the sacred, and rediscover the wildness in your own life.

Tags: Bible, Christianity, Desert Foundation, Jesus, mp3, Mysticism, Sabbath, Saint Teresa of Avila, Saints, Scriptures, spirituality, Tessa Bielecki