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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 7, 2020

Although our current national conversation is about the virus, there is a much more prevalent viral condition that is being exposed and brought to the surface in this season of upheaval.  I'm speaking of the virulent virus of victimhood.  In this episode of The Love Cast, I share a three step process that can help us overcome the virus of victimhood and also help relieve the debilitating effects of anxiety and depression as well.  Give this episode a careful listen...

Jun 22, 2020

What is going on?  Why is this year (2020) so tumultuous?  How could the 'experts' get the predictions so wrong about the virus?  How can I trust the media and government leaders who warn of the grave dangers and selfishness of opening businesses and not wearing masks in public, and yet rave about and defend mass gatherings of protestors at the same time?  How do we know what to believe? 

Have you asked these same questions?  In these tumultous times, it's imperative that we have access to a reliable and trustworthy source of knowledge.  I am convinced that human beings were not designed to live in perpetual ignorance, but in pure awareness.  Ignorance is simply unconsciousness to what we already know.

In this episode of The Love Cast, I share how you can become someone who is all knowing by becoming conscious of what you already know.  Give this episode a careful listen...       

    

Jun 16, 2020

It's been said that "a riot is the language of the unheard", but do you know what the language of the heard is? 

It seems that a vast majority of people in our society (the herd) feel unheard.  In this episode of The Love Cast, I talk about why speaking the language of the unheard leads to more unhearing, and I also talk about how to replace this faulty language with the empowering language of the heard.  May we stop speaking the language of the herd, and start speaking the language of the heard.  Give this episode a careful listen...         

Jun 8, 2020

In response to the media coverage of George Floyd's tragic death and the subsequent national unrest, a social media campaign called Blackout Tuesday was designed to be a show of support and solidarity for the black community and a demonstration against the tragedy of George Floyd's death.  I, however, made a choice not to participate in blackout Tuesday or any subsequent protests. 

In this episode of The Love Cast, I share in significant detail why I am deciding not to participate in these protests and I also share the three major observations about the American media that I feel compelled to share with you. 

Although I feel this information in this podcast is important, I do know that not everyone will appreciate or receive this information well in light of our current polarized discourse.  My goal in this podcast is to provide you with a perspective that you may not have considered for your emotional and physical health.  There is a lot of information shared in this episode that I feel needs to be considered. 

With that said, if you feel this podcast may trigger you or cause you anxiety, it may be best for you not to listen to this episode.  If you do make the choice to listen to this episode, please listen to this entire episode from start to finish as this episode will require careful consideration and intentional hearing.  Please respond to the entirety of this conversation, especially the conclusion of this podcast.  Thanks very much.        

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.     

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