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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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Jun 1, 2020

Do you know the difference between anger and rage? How about disease and health?  

In the last few months, our society has been pulled in two traumatic directions with the use of fear, and now rage.  Fear and rage are the two puppet strings that keep getting pulled to manipulate our society.  Complex issues like health and racism can only be solved by those who are liberated from the puppet strings of fear and rage.  Please give this episode a careful listen...

May 18, 2020

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal discusses the mindset of prostitution and how this mindset is actually programmed into us at very early ages and affects us all, including society's top levels of leadership.  Give this episode a careful listen...

May 4, 2020

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal interviews Dr. Marisa Marquis, Doctor of Chiropractic, and her husband Dr. Todd Marquis, about their journey away from terminal disease and into health.  A few years ago, Dr. Todd Marquis was on death's door suffering from heart failure with an estimated one to two years left to live.  Today, Dr. Todd Marquis is alive and well, free of heart failure, and free of the numerous medications that were once keeping him alive.  In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal interviews Drs. Marisa & Todd Marquis about why health is an inside job, and how this holistic philosophy to life saved his life.  

The Drs. Marquis are on a mission to spread health and improve mindset through community outreach, education, and in-office services at Riverside Family Chiropractic.  Dr. Marisa is a Max Living chiropractor and Dr. Todd has a PhD and certificates in mindset.  The Drs. Marquis were recently nominated for the top 100 Healthcare Leaders award due to their dedication to community outreach. Give this important conversation a careful listen...    

Apr 28, 2020

Do you find yourself getting agitated by current events? 

Are you angry with the government (president, congress, republicans, democrats, etc...)? 

Do you find yourself lashing out more with those in your life, or ranting on social media?

Did you know that the situations and people that are deeply affecting us are actually a mirror of our own consciousness? 

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal talks about why it is imperative that we stop judging and resisting that which is serving as our mirror, and start healing the source of the reflection we have been reactive to.    

 

Apr 20, 2020

This is part two of a two part interview with film producer & entrepreneur Bobby Downes...

I recently had the privilege of sitting down with a dear friend of mine, Bobby Downes, for this episode of The Love Cast.  Bobby is an award winning film & TV producer, as well as an experienced entrepreneur who created and served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer, of several multi-million dollar companies.  In addition to Bobby's work in the film industry, from 2006-2008, Bobby helped finance, develop the branding, and collaborated on the writing of the #1 New York Times' best selling novel 'The Shack'. 

Apr 13, 2020

I had the privilege of sitting down with a dear friend of mine, Bobby Downes, for this episode of The Love Cast.  Bobby is an award winning film & TV producer, as well as an experienced entrepreneur who created and served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer, of several multi-million dollar companies.  In addition to Bobby's work in the film industry, from 2006-2008, Bobby helped finance, develop the branding, and collaborated on the writing of the #1 New York Times' best selling novel 'The Shack'. 

This episode of The Love Cast is part one of a two part interview where Bobby talks about his journey in life, his deconstruction from evangelicalism, and his courageous decision to give his company away.  Bobby is a gift to many people, and I believe this conversation will greatly enrich your life.       

Apr 6, 2020

In stressful times, it is important to have light conversations from time to time, so Taylor and Jamal decided to have a lighter conversation on this episode of The Love Cast.  In this episode, we decide to answer twenty questions.  Listen in and discover some fun facts about us that you may not have known.    

Mar 23, 2020

Triggers and challenges are opportunities to process past trauma and up-level our mode of being. Triggers and challenges are not comfortable, but they come to us at the exact right time when we are ready to move forward. We are all experiencing a collective ‘trigger’ right now with news of the pandemic causing lots of distress for us collectively. This is all happening at the exact right time. In this episode of The Love Cast, Dr. Katy Valentine returns to the podcast to join me for an important conversation about our current events surrounding the virus and how we can respond in a way that brings peace and healing to ourselves and the wider world. Give this episode a careful listen.

Mar 16, 2020

Hi friends,

What a tumultuous last few days we have experienced. If you’ve been feeling anxious and unsettled about current events surrounding the spread of the Corona virus, that is completely understandable. With that said, I want to encourage you. In the midst of this upheaval, I believe that tremendous and needed change is on the horizon for us. In times like these, our perspective matters. In the uncertainty of our times is an opportunity and a necessity to radically shift our consciousness away from previous conditioned responses of lack and fear, and into healing states of love and peace on a daily and even hourly basis. For many of us, this is a fresh opportunity to put into practice all the new modalities of self care and awareness that we have been integrating into our lives. Simply put, we’ve been preparing for a time such as this. This is no time to shrink back to past patterns of lack and fear. Please give this important episode a careful listen.

Mar 2, 2020

You may be familiar with the flu, but are you familiar with the non-flu?  In the long run, being prepared for and responding to the non-flu is much more vital for life and health.  In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal shares three potentially life saving responses to the non-flu.  These responses are:

1. Notice the non-flu.

2. Appreciate the non-flu. 

3. Cultivate the non-flu. (both physically and spiritually) 

Give this timely and important episode a careful listen.    

Feb 18, 2020

In any post mortem of a relationship that has ended, it can be discovered what led to the death of the relationship, and conversely, what is essential for relationships to survive and thrive.  In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal & Taylor discuss how their previous divorce helped them see that these three components are vital for any marriage / committed relationship to thrive:

1. Awareness 

2. Presence 

3. Sensuality / Sexuality 

If you are in a committed partnership / marriage, or you desire to be, this episode is for you.  

Feb 11, 2020

Author Meg Calvin, author of the newly released book titled: I Am My Own Sanctuary: How A Recovering Holy-Roller Found Healing & Power, is my guest on this episode of The Love Cast.  In this interview, Meg talks about how the church leadership culture she was immersed in led to self abandonment and burnout, and also how she recovered and found that she already possessed all that she had been chasing in religious performance.  In addition to this, we also discuss how past life trauma and guidance from our ancestors play a part in our current lives and work.  This is an episode with lots of gold, so lean in and listen closely.    

Feb 4, 2020

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal & Taylor discuss the recent passing of basketball legend Kobe Bryant and why his death impacted so many people. Hint: the reaction to Kobe’s death had very little to do with Kobe Bryant himself, but with our own unprocessed pain. In addition to this observation, Jamal & Taylor also talk about why Kobe Bryant lived such an influential life. Hint: his real influence had little to do with his ability to put a leather ball into a metal hoop. His true influence went beyond basketball, and if we will pay attention to his example, we can live into this same influence in our own daily lives.  Give this episode a careful listen.

Jan 27, 2020

Are you actively building off of the successes you had this past year?

Are you in a committed relationship or partnership of some kind? 

Some people feel like they are falling behind, some people feel like they are stuck in rut, and others feel like they are overcoming obstacles and are moving forward.  I've discovered that a key ingredient to moving forward on our journey is this all important thing called 'momentum'.  In this episode of The Love Cast, Taylor and I discuss the momentum we experienced this past year, and how this is propelling us into 2020.  In addition to that, we also share some vulnerable relationship intentions that we have in our relationship for this year as well.  Give this episode a listen and discover your own momentum for this new year as well.     

Dec 24, 2019

Every birth is the Christmas story.  

In EVERY conception is the Christmas story.  It is the Divine and the human coming together in each and every conception.  

Chances are, you have probably been told that the Christmas story is only about the birth of one man, two thousand years ago, who was the light of the world.  The Christmas story is typically understood as the divine incarnating as a human being (Jesus) who is called Emmanuel (which means God with us).  Chances are, you've been told that Jesus is the real reason for the Christmas season.  If this is the case, I believe you are actually missing the main point of the Christmas story.  The real lasting and enduring power of the Christmas story isn't only about the human incarnation of divinity through the birth of Jesus, its about divine incarnation in each and every birth. 

Before you react negatively to this reframing of the Christmas story, let me encourage you to listen in entirety to this latest episode of The Love Cast as my bride Taylor and I discuss why the real miracle of Christmas points to the birth of humanity as a whole (including you and me), not just one man.  The implications for our lives are many. 

Oct 22, 2019

Are you sitting down?  Okay, good.  Well, I have some fantastic news for you.  Many of us, myself included, read physical books less and less these days.  In place of physical books, many now listen to their books as audio books while on a jog, in the car, around the house, commuting by train, etc... So, it is with great excitement that I get to announce that Living For A Living is now available on Audible.com as an audio book!  

I spent many hours in the recording studio recording this book that is near and dear to my heart.  I personally believe that we are all here on purpose, and moving into that purpose is the key to actually living for a living, as opposed to living only to survive.  This is why I wanted to get this book out as an audio book as well.  In this episode of The Love Cast, I share a sample chapter with you to hear so you can decide if you'd like to get an audio copy for yourself or a loved one.  Give this episode a careful listen, and then get your audio copy of Living For A Living HERE.    

Oct 15, 2019

From evangelical Christianity to becoming a poet and speech pathologist to walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage across Spain, to being one of only two hundred women on Earth who are married to a Roman Catholic priest, poet Rebecca Bayles shares her inspired and unlikely story on this week's episode of The Love Cast.  Give it an enthusiastic listen.  You'll be glad you did:) 

Oct 8, 2019

We've all heard that religion and politics shouldn't mix, but what about love and politics?  

As a student of history, we can see that the marriage of religion and politics have yielded some of the world's darkest of ages, the worst forms of tribalism, nationalism, hypocrisy, control, etc... We still see this in our current political situation today.  With that said, is there any place for a politics motivated by love?  Is public service a 'no-go' zone for spiritually attuned and love motivated people?  Is public office less 'spiritual' than other professions?  In this episode of The Love Cast, I had the privilege of interviewing U.S. Congressional candidate David Kim about his decision to run for Congress.  Give this episode an open minded listen.     

Sep 24, 2019

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal & Taylor have a conversation about the fundamental difference between the energy and essence of a beggar and a creator.  Taylor talks about how she is observing this profound energy difference (beggar vs creator) in the classroom as an educator.  Jamal & Taylor also share a closer look at what they are personally creating in their lives and relationship together, and the challenges that a couple in a relationship can have when one person operates from the energy of a creator, and the other operates from the energy of a beggar.  Give this episode a listen and enjoy!  

Sep 17, 2019

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal shares why the profession of 'coaching' isn't a profession that one simply chooses, rather, it is a profession that chooses you.  The term 'coach' should not be taken lightly as one chooses a job for the sake of pay and good benefits.  Like anyone who wishes to be an agent of healing and restoration in the world, one must dive into the critical work of self transformation for this to become a reality.  Jamal shares a bit of his own personal story regarding how this occurred in his life.  Give this episode a careful listen...     

Sep 10, 2019

Is it possible for Christianity and Metaphysics to co-exist together?  Do the teachings of Jesus and Eastern traditions have anything in common?  What place does energy healing and clearing Chakras have within the Christian tradition?  What about reincarnation?  Is there any evidence of this belief within early Christianity and within the Bible? 

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal has a fascinating conversation with New Testament scholar and Metaphysics practitioner Rev. Dr. Katy Valentine about what Metaphysics is, how it can aid in the healing process, and how metaphysics can co-exist within Christianity.  You won't want to miss this conversation. 

 

P.S. After listening to this episode, Katy would like to bless the listeners with a free gift.  

 

      

Aug 26, 2019

Can you imagine living life consistently unafraid and with a continual sense of peace?  

Can you imagine living life with a sense of perpetual abundance and provision?

Can you imagine waking up each morning and going through each day feeling light, joyful, and energetic?

Can you imagine always feeling aware of how much you are loved and accepted?  

Can you imagine experiencing your daily life in an undistracted way, full of presence?

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal & Taylor have a conversation about stage four of the awakening process (the stage of awakening) and why living this way is completely in the realm of possibility for us all.  Give this episode a careful listen... 

Aug 6, 2019

"I'm not the one causing your pain and suffering, I'm just the one pointing it out...The energy you're spending resisting what is could be spent on your healing..."

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal & Taylor talk about one of the most powerful and healing stages of the awakening process...Surrender.  Give this episode a careful listen...  

Jul 22, 2019

Are our desires good?  Can we have unhealthy desires?  What is the connection between desire and intention?  In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal & Taylor address the nature of healthy desire and unhealthy desire as it relates to the power of intention.  We also end the podcast by asking a very important question.  Give this episode a careful listen...  

Jul 15, 2019

While pain is a part of life, suffering is completely optional.  We were not designed for suffering, and it is entirely possible to live a life free of suffering.  In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal and Taylor discuss the secret to taking control of life and ending needless suffering once and for all. Give this episode a careful listen from beginning to end.    

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