Ask Susan Asks You


Our friend and resident wise woman Susan Galvan has some questions for you.

Ask Susan Asks You

Our friend and resident wise woman Susan Galvan writes our Ask Susan column. This time she has some questions for you. She is doing some research about how to best serve the SBNR community. Any feedback you can give would be appreciated. Share your thoughts by leaving comments below.


1. What teachers/classes/workshops/conferences are attracting your interest right now?

2. What resources are you “hungry” for when it comes to fueling your spiritual and personal growth?

3. Who are the writers/teachers/approaches that ring true and speak to your heart?

4. What are the spiritual practices that are effective in centering, grounding and opening you?

5. Is your growth/practice strengthened by participating in a community of fellow seekers, and if so, what is that community?


Share your thoughts. Leave a comment:

4 Responses to “Ask Susan Asks You”

  1. Paula
    January 15, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    Hello: I’m finding A Course in Miracles to be a valuable resource. It answers questions that I’ve had in a manner that makes sense to me and I like its emphasis on non-duality. Ken Wapnick is a teacher that explains the Course in a meaningful way.

  2. Zym Soljourn
    January 21, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    Have not found any teachers per-say, I have from time to time read a Magazine called Enlightenment that has speakers from all over the world writing articles of spirituality in all it forms.

    I have attended a few Urantia Conferences, and many different workshops lead by Native American leaders from Tx to Colorado, as well as some Buddhist leaders, I have also visited a Hindu temple in my area for a while to learn from them. I seek all forms and digest those elements that speak true and leave the rest behind.

    I have been seeking like minded persons for some time now, I an one of those that does not fit any where any more as a result of personal spiritual experiences, as has happened to many it lifted me up but also separated me as well.

    I have read mos all of the popular book out there that have had runs of success, you know the fad of the day books. and i have moved on, they all served their purpose at the time, and as any one grows , you find your self looking for more and bigger, better if you will.

    I would say that O.G. Mandios books still have a Warm place in my heat, mostly the Greatest miracle in the World, and Sells Man pt-1 & 2
    I have found much in the Urantia Book to be insightful.

    as far as those things that ring true,… it come down if it reflect any prejudice, intolerance, lack of compassion, or puts limits on a concept of a Higher power than i walk away from them,… any thing else is worthy of my interest.

    I love Ti Chi, I have been a Meditator for years, i love to doing OM’s as well.

    Having persons or at least one person to talk out issues in my life, not letting my head hit my pillow till I have put to rest any stressers of that day.

    Finding ways to feed my Mind, Body and Spirit in he healthiest way i can, in each moment.

    I have found a Out of the Box fellowship in in S.A. Tx call Celebration Circle, quite a eclectic group of persons from Artist to Writers and every day people. They refuse to call their fellow ship a Church, The Celebrate the individuals journey towards God, in what ever form they are able to develop a concept.

    I hope this answers some of the questions you asked. Blessing to you and every one..and Stay True To The Journey

  3. Eric
    January 23, 2011 at 10:01 pm #

    1. Eckhart Tolle, Gary Zukav and Linda Francis, Wayne Dyer, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Brian Weiss are writers of interest to me. Omega Institute offers excellent seminars.
    2. I would like help finding a spiritual teacher with whom I could study.
    3. Eckhart Tolle
    4. Meditation and exercise both keep me grounded and in the moment.
    5. Not at this time.

  4. Sylvan Crofte
    January 25, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    Dear Susan; your questions are almost like asking ‘what is the meaning of life’. Just kidding. I do appreciated the work you are doing. I am brand new to this site, only my second visit, but I really, really have a desire to share.
    1, dont know anything about question 1 yet. however, I do find myself spending time a various churches throughout the Salt Lake valley in an attempt to discover an environment with ‘spirituality’ as its primary focus, but to little or no avail. Although, I have found some uplifting messages all the way from an experienced pastor to a little child. Not sure if the Pastor realizes the spiritual connection or power he is tapping into during those moments.
    2. The most powerful experiences I have had to deal with one on one is contact with strangers at the mall or a restaurant or ??? When I sense them reaching out through their spirit. Sometimes it is just a comment or two, and sometimes it is a 3 hour discussion about the meaning of life. But it is always that personal contact that seems to ‘fuel’ my direction to share my spirituality without religion.
    3. Again too new to know who specifically what that might be. So far, what I have read, has been pretty much how I feel.
    4. My real spiritual practices are sililar to those shared in the answer to question 2. I do however find it very helpful to allow my brain to ‘go to zero’ so I am able to feel the spirit much easier. I am still easily distracted by some of the ‘noise’ out there, but it is getting much easier to filter it out.
    5. The only community of seekers that I have participated in was called ‘Impact trainings’, located in the Salt LAKE valley. Where I paid money to assist me in clearing my life of all the s–t which I had been experiencing for over 60 years. They did a fine job, but it is expensive to continue with their programs. They do not have any kind of ‘come whenever you want’ without spending money to associate with other people like yourself. But then again, it isnt about other people, it is about my connecton to GOD. I just get to be strong of heart. Thank you for listening Sylvan

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