Radio Shows




Experience inspirational, insightful programming on the Awakening Self Radio Show!  Rev. Connie creates programs that are dedicated to Awakening the Divine within you. Evening Meditation and Inspiration includes a spiritual theme and a semi-guided meditation to deepen your experience of the Sacred in your life. Awakening Self Radio Show focuses on spiritual teachings, insight, questions and answers, and sacred conversation.  It features guests from many spiritual traditions around the world, such as authors, healers, environmentalists, ministers, rabbis, and spiritual teachers.

Listen to these shows, dedicated to awakening the Divine within you, simply by clicking the link!  You can also listen from your phone for the live show (long distance charges may apply) by calling (563) 999-3743.

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2015 Radio Shows

Sep 18

The Power of Thought and Word with guest Denzal Santana

You know the power of action – but far greater potential lies in the more subtle energies and power of our thoughts, intentions, words, and prayer.  Shaman, healer, and musician of the spoken word, Denzal Santana, has studied with shamans from the Peruvian amazon for more than a decade, and brings back not only their sacred teachings, but a powerful clarity in his use of prayer and spoken word through drumming and music.  You’ll hear some excerpts from his recent recordings with his son, Cruuz, and his deep wisdom as Rev. Connie dialogues with him about elevating our consciousness, healing our hearts, and uplifting the whole through thought and word.

July 23

Meditation and Inspiration

Theme: “The Pause That Refreshes the Spirit”

Let’s face it – most of us are constantly in a whirl of busy-ness.  The to-do list is endless, and we have a compulsion to be productive and busy, reinforced by cultural expectations.  There is a cost to this constant activity and agitation: we lose our sense of True Self, and we lose our inner peace.

Take some time for your Self to stop for a moment and learn to pause – when we pause, we refresh our experience of Spirit, return to our Divine Self, and experience  the peace we long for.

2014 Radio Shows

May 20

Meditation and Inspiration

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Theme: “Fuel for Your Inner Fire”

The inner flame that keeps up determined and devoted to our spiritual practice is called Tapas in yoga philosophy.   In essence, it is self-discipline. We utilize Tapas, as that burning desire to become one with the Divine, to motivate ourselves to meditate.

Join me to discover your inner Tapas, light the flame, and open the heart, deepening your connection to Spirit.  I’ll share with you some inspiration to set the tone, then lead you through a semi-guided meditation.  Leave with a renewed sense of inspiration and motivation for your meditation practice.

Jan 15

Meditation and Inspiration

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Theme: “Ring in the Great Mystery”

You may have made some new year’s resolutions, or set some goals for the year.  But have you tapped into the Source yet?

The Divine is the Great Mystery – the Emptiness, or Void out of which all that exists manifests.  It is the Tao, the nothing that holds the everything.

I will offer a bit of inspiration to tap you into that spacious nothingness, and then you’ll be led through a semi-guided meditation to open to receive it.  It’s a powerful way to begin the new year!

2013 Radio Shows

Dec 13

The Spiritual Gifts of Bees with guest Anaiis Salles

AnaiisJoin Rev. Connie with her special guest Anaiis Salles, beekeeper activist and energy healer, to explore the inspiring and fascinating lives of bees. Learn about “Tasting Beauty, Discovering Wisdom” and how caring for and listening to the bees teaches us to become better human “Bee-ings”. Get involved – find out about the threats to the European honeybee and how you can help save this vital foundation of our human food system.  We’ll take your calls live, too!

Anaiis Salles, energy healer, transformation facilitator, ordained minister, inventor and initially very reluctant beekeeper shares how an unexpected and evolving relationship with honey bees opened into a channel of insights of loving self-care and profoundly grounding creative experiences that you, too, can access. For Anaiis, being a hive steward at Green Sanctuary Community Apiary is every bit as rewarding and inspiring as working through clients’ most difficult life challenges. Honey bees, those marvelous intelligent creatures that are the invisible foundation of our human food system, are on the verge of extinction. Anaiis is determined to save the European honey bee through education, advocacy and conservation.  You can learn more at Anaiis’ beekeeping website: http://www.slowbeekeeping.org

Nov 22

Heeding Psyche’s Call with guest Donna May, MA, LMFT

Donna MayHas the Divine been calling you?  Have you been listening to Her messages?  Join Rev. Connie with her special guest, Donna May, MA, LMFT, for a journey into your soul. Psyche’s Call manifests in our encounters with nature, our dreams – day and night – our imagination, our images, words, and movements.  Discover what signs may be showing up for you or within you that Spirit is calling you!  Call in to ask questions or share your sacred moments with Psyche – the Divine within.

Donna May is a therapist, educator and consultant who is committed to putting the Soul back into psychology. She offers experiential workshops, classes, groups and individual consultations to help individuals find Psyche’s Call for them. She is also the author of the upcoming book Psyche’s Call: Putting the Soul Back into Psychology. To learn more about Donna May and/or to sign up for her email list, go to Donna May’s Facebook page or email psychescall@hotmail.com

Oct 15

Meditation and Inspiration

Theme: “Maitri: Friendliness to Your Self”

One of the 4 Brahmaviharas, or inner attitudes, Maitri is translated as “friendliness”.  It usually refers to the attitude we should have towards others… but are you friendly towards yourself?

Tonight we’ll explore this concept and practice it with a meditation focused on maitri – being friendly, kind, and supportive of yourself.

Sep 27

The 2nd Chakra with guest Debra Wilson Guttas

Debra Wilson GuttasJoin Rev. Connie and her special guest Debra Wilson Guttas, an Integrative Energy Practitioner and Reiki Master, for a refreshing, empowering, and at times humorous look at our lower energy centers and their importance in our spiritual evolution.  This show is on the 1st chakra, the foundation of our lives.  To be an embodied being on the planet and develop our inner security, we must have a healthy “root” chakra.  Call in with your questions!

Debra Wilson Guttas helps women in business live more rich and connected lives through the use of Reiki / Healing Touch energy work, essential oils and gemstones.  Learn more at Conduit for Self Healing.

Sep 19

Your Inner Wisdom II

Feel a bit stuck in your spiritual growth?  Want a breakthrough?  Seeking your calling or purpose?  Longing for inner peace and happiness? Want to live a more authentic, inspired spiritual life?  Your Inner Wisdom is created just for that!

Rev. Connie L. Habash is a Spiritual Mentor,  supporting you to connect with the Divine within and discover your True Self.

This is a call-in show!  Rev. Connie shares inspiration; you can call in to receive guidance on your spiritual challenges.  With compassion, light-heartedness, deep listening, and a gift at facilitating spiritual growth, she shows you how to find your answers within.

Sep 12

Your Inner Wisdom I

connie-1Feel a bit stuck in your spiritual growth?  Want a breakthrough?  Seeking your calling or purpose?  Longing for inner peace and happiness? Want to live a more authentic, inspired spiritual life?  Your Inner Wisdom is created just for that!

Rev. Connie L. Habash is a Spiritual Mentor,  supporting you to connect with the Divine within and discover your True Self.

This is a call-in show!  Rev. Connie shares inspiration; you can call in to receive guidance on your spiritual challenges.  With compassion, light-heartedness, deep listening, and a gift at facilitating spiritual growth, she shows you how to find your answers within.

Aug 22

Below the Belt is Spiritual, Too with guest Debra Wilson Guttas

Join Rev. Connie and her special guest Debra Wilson Guttas, an Integrative Energy Practitioner and Reiki Master, for a refreshing, empowering, and at times humorous look at our lower energy centers and their importance in our spiritual evolution.  This show is on the 1st chakra, the foundation of our lives.  To be an embodied being on the planet and develop our inner security, we must have a healthy “root” chakra.  Call in with your questions!

Debra Wilson Guttas helps women in business live more rich and connected lives through the use of Reiki / Healing Touch energy work, essential oils and gemstones.  You can learn more about her at www.ConduitForSelfHealing.com

Jul 16

Evening Meditation and Inspiration

Theme: “Healing the Harmful Thoughts”

sugar and slopesSometimes, the inner critic gets the best of us, deluging us with hurtful thoughts that bring us down.  But you don’t have to give in!

The mind is meant to be the servant, not the master.  Your Divine Self is the one in charge, and it is always loving and compassionate.  Learn how to compassionately embrace negative self-talk without buying into it – and identify with your Self, not the thoughts.

Jun 18

Evening Meditation and Inspiration

Theme: “Let Go, Let God”

letgo_conniehabash_counseling_spirituality_meditation_menloparkMeditation is very much a process of letting go – releasing attachment to thoughts, sensations, and emotions.  This is different than resisting, forcing, or denying; it is acknowledging, softening, and allowing these phenomena to flow through you to be offered up to the Divine.  Learn to let go, opening to the Sacred present within you.

May 14

Evening Meditation and Inspiration

Theme: “Embrace Discomfort”

Not every meditation session is going to be pleasant, easy, and enlightening.  In fact, many of them aren’t.  Does that mean we don’t meditate?  NO!  Meditation actually teaches us how to be present with and embrace whatever arises, the pleasant and the unpleasant.

Learn some ways to work with physical, mental, and emotional discomfort during meditation practice.  When we can embrace our experience for whatever it is, we develop more compassion and peace within.

Apr 16

Evening Meditation and Inspiration

Theme: “Breathwork for Deeper Meditation”

In yoga practice, meditation was usually prepared for with asana (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathwork).

We will do a couple simple yoga poses and then focus on breathwork that specifically calms the mind and induces a more meditative state. Then, we’ll have some silence to practice meditation on the breath, with a few reminders to keep you focused.

Mar 19

Following Spirit’s “Breadcrumbs”

Path in AutumnHow can we learn to follow Spirit’s guidance? What are the “breadcrumbs” that God – the Divine – drops along our path to show us the way? You’ll learn some keys to making good decisions and following your spiritual path (and how not to make decisions, too!). Call in to ask questions or share your “breadcrumb” story!

Mar 12

Evening Meditation and Inspiration

Theme: “Mantra”

In tonight’s show, we’ll explore the use of mantra in meditation. Mantra, or chanting, keeps the mind focused as well as frees the mind from agitating thought. You have a choice of some simple mantras, in English or Sanskrit, to practice with.

There will be some silent spaces in which to put our meditation in practice. Together, let’s discover the Divine within!

Feb 12

Evening Meditation and Inspiration

Theme: “A Mystic’s Love”

Tonight, we share a quiet and sacred time together. Some inspiration from a Mystic’s poetry will set the tone for focusing on Spiritual Love, and then we’ll have a semi-guided meditation practice. There will be silent spaces to allow you to deepen in the meditation, and gentle reminders along the way. Join me to support your meditation practice or to start a new one! Let’s awaken the Divine Within.

Jan 25

Guest – Edward Espe Brown

Edward Espe BrownSoto Zen Priest and chef Edward Espe Brown, author of several books including The Tassajara Bread Book and Tomato Blessings and Radish Teachings, joins us for an exploration of meditation, cooking, and living our practice.  Become inspired about food, mindfulness, and your everyday spirituality.  Call in with questions or comments!

Jan 7

Evening Meditation and Inspiration

Theme : “Let Your Higher Self Lead You”

For our meditation tonight, we’ll practice a mini “life visioning” session, based on the work of Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith.  This is a perfect practice for the new year!

2012 Radio Shows

Sep 21

Guest – Beverley Kane, MD, Founder of Horsensei

Horses are not just fascinating, beautiful animals, but powerful archetypes of divine energies, and spiritual beings themselves. The horse has much wisdom to share with us, and is expert in modeling and teaching authenticity, boundaries, leadership, and presence.  Join me for a fascinating conversation with Beverley Kane, MD, Founder and Lead Mare, Horsensei Equine-Assisted Learning & THerapy (HEALTH).

Learn more about Dr. Kane

Sep 11

Evening Meditation and Inspiration

Theme: “The Creative Flow”

Tonight, we share a quiet and sacred time together.  I’ll share some inspiration with you to set the tone, and then we’ll have a semi-guided meditation practice.  There will be silent spaces to allow you to deepen in the meditation, and gentle reminders along the way.  Join me to support your meditation practice or to start a new one!  Let’s Awaken the Divine Within.

Aug 31

Guest – Rev. Kathy Zavada

Rev. Kathy Zavada is one of Rev. Connie’s favorite musicians. Her songs and chants open the heart and reveal the Spirit through her beautiful voice, soulful music, and insightful lyrics.  Recently ordained as an Interfaith Minister, Rev. Kathy shares her gifts to expand our consciousness.  Join Connie and Rev. Kathy for a half-hour of heartfelt inspiration!

Listen to more of Reverend Kathy’s uplifting music

Aug 13

Evening Meditation and Inspiration

Theme: “Practicing Presence”

Jul 26

Born to Be You!

Authenticity is the key to living your purpose and a more fulfilling life.  Be more authentically you.  Get to know your ego, and how it can be your servant rather than your master. Understand the difference between your self and your Self, and how both are essential to true authenticity.  When we are authentic, we are one with our spiritual nature.

Jul 10

Evening Meditation and Inspiration

Theme: “Listening to the Divine”

Jun 22

Living an Inspired Life

Connie shares with you some of her secrets to what evokes inspiration in your ordinary, everyday life.  Learn how to overcome resistance, depression, irritability, and fear, and to see the Divine in everything – including yourself!

Jun 5

Evening Meditation and Inspiration

Theme: “Being All That Is”

May 22

Evening Meditation and Inspiration

Theme: “Inner Solitude”

Tonight, we share a quiet and sacred time together.  I’ll share some inspiration with you to set the tone, and then we’ll have a semi-guided meditation practice.  There will be silent spaces to allow you to deepen in the meditation, and gentle reminders along the way.  Join me to support your meditation practice or to start a new one!  Let’s Awaken our True Self.

May 8

Guest Rabbi Maurice Harris

Author of the book, “Moses: A Stranger Among Us”, Rabbi Maurice Harris reveals to us the very real, human side of Moses.  Moses’ struggles with his emotions and reactions, social injustice, feeling like an outsider in his own culture, and learning to listening to the Divine offer us valuable lessons on the spiritual path in the 21st century, no matter what spiritual tradition you practice.  Join us for a fascinating half-hour exploration, and call in to ask questions and share your insights.

Visit Rabbi Maurice’s book website

Apr 20

The Eight Limbs of Yoga

There’s a lot more to yoga than poses!  Discover the broad foundation that yoga practice and philosophy rests on – which includes ethical principles, meditation, self-inquiry, and development of discipline.  Yoga philosophy teaches us the essentials of becoming a good human being, as well as developing ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually.  We’ll explore some practices to focus the mind, a few guided yoga postures, some traditional breathwork, and prepare to meditate.  Questions and comments welcome!

Mar 2

Guest Rev. Dr. Katherine O’Connell, Interfaith Minister and Psychologist

Rev. Katherine has devoted her life to serving others, embracing all spiritual or religious traditions, through Interfaith Ministry.  She is the director of East West Seminary, and also maintains a transformative psychotherapy practice.  Discover what it means to be Interfaith, how to cultivate community between spiritual traditions, universal spiritual truths, and more.

Find out more about East West Seminary

Jan 20

Guest Connie Cummings, from The Foundation for Global Humanity

Connie Cummings has devoted her life work to bringing indigenous wisdom to us from remote places and awakening our connection to the earth.  She created the Foundation for Global Humanity to assist all of us in healing our planet and living harmoniously with all of nature.  Join the two Connie’s for an inspirational and enlightening show.  Call in to ask questions and to share your earth wisdom.

Learn more about Connie

 

2011 Radio Shows

Dec 02

Guest Kristie McLean

Kristie McLean, known as the “travel poet”, spends much of her time journeying abroad to places most of us have never ventured – and capturing the spirit of the people and the land in her photography and writing.  She’s also an inspired personal coach, and brings back her wisdom from understanding other cultures to awaken our connection to greater humanity.  Join Connie and Kristie as they share insights into world peace, understanding other cultures and religions, finding our common ground, and stories from Kristie’s journeys.  Call in to ask questions and share your insights!

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Nov 18

Autumn Special Show

Attune yourself to the vibrations of autumn. Discover the spiritual themes of the season and the most powerful spiritual practices to explore during this time of reflection and release. Most of all, this show is dedicated to you: call in to receive guidance, support, inspiration, and motivation to transform your life.

Nov 4

Spiritual ANGER!

Anger gets a bad rap in the spiritual community – and understandably, as most of us had disturbing, upsetting, frightening, or even abusive experiences with it.  As a result, we often judge it as a “bad” emotion and then deny or repress it.  However, there’s a down side to this, as the body then stores the emotion and the mind may turn it against the self, potentially resulting in depression, anxiety, shame, guilt, or even physical pain or illness.  Anger actually has a spiritual purpose – learn what it is, how to work with anger in an appropriate and healthy way, and harness its energy for transformation and greater good.  Call in with your experiences, comments, questions, and to receive Connie’s expert guidance on how to spiritually work with your own anger.

Nov 05

Giving and Receiving

What is truly giving?  Do you allow yourself to receive?  Giving and Receiving support each other and are both necessary for a whole, balanced life.  Learn to give and receive from something greater – so that you feel truly full-filled and joyful rather than depleted or guilty.  Giving and receiving are your Divine right and your Divine task in this life!

Oct 07

Guest Scout Bartlett

Renowned San Francisco Bay Area intuitive and practical mystic Scout Bartlett joins Connie for a show of deep spiritual exploration with a joyful sense of humor. Scout is bound to bring out your True Self with laughter and fun.  Call in and see what insights Scout has for you!

Learn more about Scout

Sep 30

Awakening Faith and Trust

Faith is an essential component on the spiritual path, and trust is the result of strong faith.  We’ve all had tests of faith, and challenges to our sense of trust in something greater.  How do we develop faith and trust?  What are the stumbling blocks to trust in the Divine and how to overcome them?  Explore together this vital topic and share your experiences, successes, and challenges with faith and trust.

Sep 23

Guest Lynn Fritz, MA, LMFT, Minister & Native American Teacher

Lynn is an extraordinary teacher of Native American wisdom (a descendant of the Karuk tribe), a psychotherapist, and an ordained minister of Centers for Spiritual Living.  Join us in a heartfelt and soulful discussion of native american and interfaith spirituality.

Sep 02

The Wisdom of the Body

Our bodies are communicating to us all the time: if we learn to listen to them, a wealth of guidance, healing, and wisdom are revealed.  Join Connie for an exploration of body-oriented therapy and spiritual transformation.  You’ll be guided in how to listen to the messages in your own body through physical sensations, breathing, and the 7 primary energy centers in your body, known as the chakras.  Call in and ask questions and share your experiences!

Aug 19

Guest Denzal Santana, shaman

Denzal Santana, is a healer extraordinaire and shaman trained by elders in the Peruvian amazon and other Native American elders. Don’t miss this special opportunity to explore the world of a modern-day shaman. Denzal lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Learn more about Denzal

Aug 5

The Secret About Yoga

What is Yoga, really?  Is it just doing strange poses? Most people believe so, but in reality that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Discover the meaning and goal of Yoga, the various paths and the “8 limbs” of yoga.  You’ll find that yoga is much more than just poses – in fact, it is an inspired way of life that supports you in whatever spiritual path you undertake.

Jul 29

Guest Rama Jyoti Vernon

A luminary in the yoga world, Rama Jyoti Vernon was one of the first yoga teachers in the United States, the founder of Yoga Journal magazine, and was instrumental in bringing many great yoga teachers from India to the U.S.  She also is the founder of the Center for International Dialogue, and has been on numerous international peacemaking missions around the world, including the former Soviet Union, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Israel, and Palestine.  She is a master of yoga practice and philosophy, and brings it into her peacemaking work and her life.  Join Connie Habash for this special hour and a half with Rama – be prepared to be inspired, and call in with your questions for this rare, exquisite yoga teacher.

Learn more about Rama

Jul 18

Making The Difference with Jasmine Sampson and Connie Habash

Join Spiritual Teacher, Mentor and Life Coach Jasmine Sampson  as she profiles leaders of The Difference Project.  Hear these visionary global leaders talk in depth about their  background, the involvement with The Difference ™ and their vision for the future. Each broadcast will end with a guided meditation created in the moment by Jasmine. This week’s interview is with Connie Habash, MA, LMFT. In this in depth interview, Connie shares wonderful tips and advice about gaining guidance and insight through connecting with the body, and much wisdom from her spiritual journey. Connie Habash is a licensed psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and Interfaith minister.

Learn about Jasmine’s coaching and consulting

Jul 15

Being vs. Doing

In our culture, most of our time is spent DOING, and we forget the BEINGness of our nature.  We are, in fact, human beings, not human doings.  And our spiritual essence is a presence that transcends any of our doings.  Let’s explore together the nature of Being and how we can live from our being-essence.

Jun 07

Unconditional Love

What is Unconditional Love, and how can we receive it?  How do we give it?  Why is it essential to our spiritual transformation?  Explore these concepts and more as we open our hearts to the infinite source of all love, the Divine, within us.  Share your experiences, thoughts, or challenges with giving, receiving, and envisioning unconditional love in your life, as we co-create a safe and sacred community of spiritual growth.

Jun 03

Divine Imagination

Imagination is often the vehicle through which the Divine expresses itself in our consciousness and manifests through in our lives.  Divine imagination is used in meditation, visualization, mantra, and all creative expression.  We’ll explore and develop our ability to imagine greater possibilities through various practices, including an introduction to the Life Visioning process, developed by Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith.  Join us, and I welcome you to share your experiences, thoughts, or challenges with the spiritual expression of imagination.

May 20

Breath and Spirit

One of the most palpable ways to awaken our connection to the Divine, and to our inner self, is through our breath. It is also how we begin life.  For this inaugural program of Awakening Self, we’ll explore our breath in a variety of ways and learn to live more spiritually embodied – in our bodies – in each moment.