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The Love Cast with Jamal

The Love Cast is a weekly podcast show by author Jamal Jivanjee that will examine topics, as well as conduct informative interviews, related to love, relationships, Christian community, religious deconstruction, etc...
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Jul 16, 2018

Contrary to popular opinion, did you know that Jesus almost never healed people?  Yes, I am drawing my conclusions from the bible.  I know this sounds discouraging, but bear with me.  It's very important that we realize who is really responsible for healing.  (Hint: it's not Jesus).  Give this entire episode a careful listen before reacting.  The essence of this will be key for your own healing.        

Jul 2, 2018

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal has an enlightening conversation with singer / songwriter Brady Toops about how conscious romantic (intimate) relationships can be essential to our healing and wholeness.  In this conversation, personal stories are discussed to illustrate how these kinds of relationships cause us to look into the mirror at ourselves, accept who we are, our vulnerabilities, and move beyond ego and into true love.  Give this episode a careful listen.  

Jun 4, 2018

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal interviews the founders of relationshipproject.org (and former professional hip hop dancers) Jake & Taylor Aller about their relationship and the essential insights they have learned on their journey.  In this interview, Jake & Taylor share vulnerably and personally about how they have learned to find beauty and healing by delving into the depths of their insecurities together, they talk openly about sexual difficulties and sexual healing, and how they have learned to expand and change their definition of sex along the way.  Lastly, Jake & Taylor also talk about how conflict, when approached as a team, can be the greatest asset to any relationship.  This conversation is for mature ears.  Give it a listen and enjoy! 

May 14, 2018

This episode of The Love Cast is the second part of an epic two part interview with renown songwriter & life coach Trina Harmon.  Trina has written songs that have topped the charts in the music industry and she has also done extensive writing for artists like Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Kellie Coffey, and many others.  Due to the suffering and pain that is all too common among artists in the creative arts industry, Trina began to develop a passion for life coaching as a way to help alleviate the suffering that she was confronted with. Give this eye opening conversation a careful listen and enjoy!

May 7, 2018

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal shares some changes that are coming to The Love Cast podcast, and also part one of an epic two part interview with renown songwriter & life coach Trina Harmon.  Trina has written songs that have topped the charts in the music industry and she has also done extensive writing for artists like Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Kellie Coffey, and many others.  Due to the suffering and pain that is all too common among artists in the creative arts industry, Trina began to develop a passion for life coaching as a way to help alleviate the suffering that she was confronted with.  This is part 1 of a two part interview.

Apr 16, 2018

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal shares an inspiring and enlightening interview with three people that was conducted in Spain just after completing the El- Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.  Give this eye opening conversation a careful listen and enjoy!    

 

Also, consider giving back to The Love Cast by visiting our Patreon page and joining one of our three tiers.  

Apr 11, 2018

What is the difference between transaction and flow?  Why does having a transactional view of life often lead to poor relationships and poverty?  Although it can look like transaction on the surface, the concept of flow is much different.  Whether it's grace, love, or even money, the world functions best in flow, not transaction.  In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal clarifies the ending exercise from the previous week's Love Cast interview, and also talks about the difference between transaction and flow.  

 
After you finish listening to this episode, please visit our page on Patreon HERE (to find out about a new endeavor regarding The Love Cast.  (Please listen to this episode in its entirety before visiting the Patreon site)  
Apr 2, 2018

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal interviews life coach Lucas Brave about his journey beyond the mind and into experiencing a theology that accesses an entirely different physiology of the body.  A theology of the mind is powerless to bring lasting change to alleviate common states of suffering such as anxiety, and depression. 

In this episode, Lucas shares a bit about his own personal journey, and also some tangible stories and techniques regarding how a physiological / theological shift beyond the thinking mind and into the heart has been powerful enough to instantly disarm an attacker with a knife as a well as lead to a breakthrough in business.  This is a very significant interview.  Give this episode a listen, and do not skip or skim any part of this conversation.          

Mar 20, 2018

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal gets personal with theologian Matt Distefano about his love life, and also the unusual 'endorsements' that have come in about his new book Heretic that releases on April 1st.  

In this episode, Matt also talks about the *LAST TIME* he recognized the immense love he has for his wife.  Give this episode a listen and enjoy!    

Mar 13, 2018

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal interviews author / blogger Brandon Chase about how his love for his daughters propelled him to awaken to and engage the current political climate.  In this conversation, Brandon also completely redefines the concept of politics into something holy and sacred.    

In addition to being an author & blogger, Brandon serves as vice president of investments of a Ft. Worth based wealth management company.  Give this conversation a listen, you'll be glad you did.      

Mar 5, 2018

This episode of The Love Cast is my most personal and vulnerable podcast to date.  My favorite stories are love stories, and I never get tired of hearing about how people find love.  My favorite love story, however, is the one I'm personally experiencing with a special person named Taylor who I met last summer in Spain on the El Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.  Our dear friend Aly Sousa hosts this episode of The Love Cast to interview myself (Jamal) and Taylor to talk about how the Camino led to personal healing, an awakening to oneness, and eventually a romantic relationship with each other.  Take some time to listen to this epic love story as it unfolds, and may it encourage you as you walk this Way of love in your own life.          

Feb 20, 2018

People dial 911 when there is a life threatening crisis.  In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal shares how a life crisis eventually led him to discover some tools that saved his own life.  In this episode, a new website is unveiled along with a new course that seeks to impart these same essential life saving tools.  You can visit this new site here.  Give this episode a careful listen... 

Feb 13, 2018

The first time Kevin heard the voice of God, it was when he was being asked to join a church.  God said "NO".  Upon seeking further guidance from the divine, Kevin eventually embraced the contemplative life and become aware of divine presence in everyday life.  This discovery led him away from traditional Christianity, and also away from living simply for survival.  Kevin is now living for a living and has become a dealer as his life's true work and passion.  Give this episode a careful listen, I promise your life will be greatly enriched.   

Feb 5, 2018

Do you feel loved or rejected?  Have you ever noticed that we typically find what we are unconsciously looking for?  

This episode of The Love Cast is the final installment of the five part series that seeks to explore the five traits that people possess who seem to thrive in life and love.  In this episode, Jamal discusses the trait of being a 'non-victim' and how much of our suffering, (or freedom), comes from how we perceive our own story. Give this episode a careful listen.     

Jan 31, 2018

Did you know that depression is the leading cause of disability globally according to the World Health Organization?  Did you know that depression has even outpaced cancer and heart disease? 

Even though depression is a serious issue, there is a silver lining to depression.  In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal continues with part 4 of a 5 part series regarding traits that people possess who thrive in life and love. 

In this episode, Jamal shares about a life changing encounter from his time working in a state prison.  Give this episode a listen and enjoy!      

 

Jan 22, 2018

Why do people stay in cycles of drama when they know a better way?

Why is depending on 'will-power' and 'good information' the reason people run out of energy in life and fail to take needed massive action?

What is the secret to taking the needed 'massive action' that is required to break out of destructive cycles of life? 

What is the key to tapping into the infinite energy necessary to sustain the massive action that we need to take to sustain a life of freedom and love?

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal continues this five part series about the five traits that people possess who thrive in life and love.  This episode explores the third trait of taking massive action.  Give this episode a careful listen.     

 

Jan 16, 2018

This episode of The Love Cast is part 2 of a five part series that seeks to examine the five traits of people who thrive in life and love.  This episode will explore the second trait of self-love.  In this episode, the concept of mirroring is explored and how mirroring relates to self-love.  Give this episode a careful listen and enjoy.  

Jan 8, 2018

Did you know that the people who live rich and meaningful lives of deep love all have the same five traits?  Do you know what those traits are?  This episode of The Love Cast is part 1 of a five part series that will examine each of these traits in detail.  This episode will explore the first trait of honesty and how a person's honesty is revealed through their communication tactics.  This series is the perfect way to begin a New Year.  Grab a cup of coffee and give this episode a careful listen.      

Jan 3, 2018

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal interviews world traveler Daniel Chaves about how losing his eye sight lead him to discovering a rich life of light and love. 

In this interview, Daniel talks about his former life as a wealthy New York stock trader, and how losing his eye sight ended that way of life for him.  Daniel narrowly escaped death on 9/11, 2001, but openly despaired of life due to his blindness. All of this changed when Daniel heard the audible voice of God in one simple phrase. This perspective shift lead to Daniel getting his life back and also to discovering true love. 

This is a very powerful interview that has the potential to shift our perspective in life.  Give this a careful listen.       

Dec 11, 2017

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal interviews medical student Ryan Nelson about his experience of reading 'Free To Love'. In this discussion, Ryan talks about how he is processing the concept of relational oneness described in the book, how this relates to marriage and romantic relationships, in addition to non-romantic relationships as well.  Give this conversation a close listen and enjoy!    

Dec 4, 2017

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal sits down with the extraordinary French author Claire Galisson to talk to her about her unlikely love story regarding meeting her husband, their religious deconstruction, and also the inspiration behind her ground breaking novel that is making waves in France.  

If you would like more information about Claire's epic French novel, visit this site:

http://lacite-lelivre.com 

Nov 27, 2017

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal talks about the power of remembering the commitments we have made (both consciously and unconsciously), remembering this past year, and even remembering our own conception before birth!  

In addition to this, Jamal talks about a prize he will be giving away to select listeners of The Love Cast.  Give this episode a listen and enjoy... 

Nov 20, 2017

In this episode of The Love Cast, we discuss a mature subject matter that might not be suitable for young ears.  This episode deals with the topic of sexuality, and more specifically, sacred sexuality.

Most conversations about sex and sexuality usually come from one of two destructive and harmful extremes.  One extreme views sex and sexuality from a shame based religious paradigm.  This is rooted in the fallacious idea that base human nature and sexual desire is inherently evil, shameful, and is something to be repressed. 

The other extreme takes a reactive and opposite approach to sex and sexuality by viewing it in a casual and non-sacred way.  

 
In this episode of The Love Cast, Aly Sousa and Jamal Jivanjee seek to shed light on the destructive nature of seeing our sexuality as something shameful to be repressed, as well as the equally destructive nature of seeing sex and sexuality in a casual and non-sacred way. 
 
Why do we have sex or seek to engage with another sexually?  This is an all important question that often goes un-examined.  In this conversation, we discuss why our sexuality is one of the most powerful aspects of our being that has the potential for great healing and restoration, or for great pain and dehumanization.  There are many layers to this conversation that are important for us to consider no matter if we are married or single.  Give this episode a careful listen.   
Nov 13, 2017

In this episode of The Love Cast, I talk about why the prayers of so many of us go answered.  This episode begins by exposing the religious fallacy of surrendering our intentions and desires at 'the cross' and why this concept is damaging to us psychologically. I also talk about the healthy concept of surrendering our attachments, however, and why intentions and attachments are not the same thing.  

At the 12:26 mark, I get into why our prayers seemingly go unanswered and how many of us unintentionally block the answers to the very prayers we are praying.  I discuss the necessity of our personal operating systems to be congruent with what we have intention and desire for and why the dismantling of our foundational assumptions and beliefs about reality are key to bringing our personal operating systems in line with our intentions / prayers.  
 
At the 23:26 mark, I talk about the power of personal coaching in regards to identifying and addressing incongruity within our personal operating systems and the prayers / intentions we have been asking for.
 
At the 25:50 mark, I introduce my friend Krystal to the podcast who I've had the privilege of coaching this past year.  She describes her experience and the changes in her life as a result of her operating system being adjusted.  
 
Give this conversation a careful listen and enjoy.
Nov 1, 2017

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal interviews public health advocate and international peace activist Jimmy Figueiredo about his life's work of helping international revolutionaries and freedom fighters transition from conflict into story telling and peace making.  

Jimmy begins this interview sharing about his formative years growing up in New England as a minority.  
 
At the 21:55 mark, Jimmy shares how a devastating and life threatening accident eventually opened the doors for him to get involved in HIV advocacy and hospice work.
 
At the 41:45 mark, Jimmy shares how his work for the state government led him to being recruited by governments internationally.  
 
At the 48:00 mark, Jimmy shares how he began to help people transition from fighting and resistance to story telling.  
 
At the 51:54 mark, Jimmy shares how he began to teach local activists to find the solutions to their problems from within themselves and not look to anything externally.  
 
At the 1:03 mark, Jimmy talks about his current work with immigrants and war refugees in the United States.  
 
At the 1:13 mark, Jimmy talks about the scale of how he measures true personal catastrophe from illusions of catastrophe. 
 
This is an epic conversation that you don't want to miss...Enjoy!   
 
 
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