Spiritual Liberation Catalyst Victoria M. Reynolds on The Sheri and Erin Show

If your religion is giving you the blues or you just can’t stomach a leader who abuses power, you might be ready for Victoria M. Reynolds, Spiritual Liberation Catalyst. Victoria was raised on a polygamist commune and has witnessed first-hand the destructive effects that male-dominated, power-driven religious leaders can have on families and communities.

Victoria’s mission is to liberate her audience from fear and shame so they can live in a state of love and joy. Victoria M. Reynolds has experienced a complete transformation in her life.

She went from being a woman who was driven by fear of the devil to a woman who embraces her spiritual power and seeks to liberate others from the debilitating effects of fear, guilt and shame. She is the author of Transcending Fear: The Journey to Freedom and Fulfillment and has a blog at victoriamreynolds.com.

In the beginning of the show, Erin and I also talk about a movie, Son of Morning. This movie makes fun of the very real way in which many of us learn beliefs in a superstitious, random manner and then hold on to those beliefs for life. We also talk about the movie Inception and the power of the subconscious mind in keeping you fearful.

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Listening = Building Associations

The Master Mind principle is based on the idea that we all share one mind and as more people share a similar belief, the cultural consciousness shifts. One of the places you can hear the direct relationship of influence is music.

Most music today is inspired by music from the past. Not everyone who listens to music knows this but people who produce it usually do and they often have a reason for being influenced by a certain artist.

Stevie Wonder has been an incredible source of influence for many hip-hop and R & B artists. Today when I was at the gym the song Rocket Love (1980) came on.

Starting at about 1:21 in the song and throughout the song is a lyric “Cold Cold World”. This same lyric and sound is a song by Genius GZA released in 1996. Today when I heard Rocket Love, I also heard Cold World in my mind which made me think of how and maybe why I discovered this song to begin with.

Do people unconsciously make their current music choices based on influences from the past? Are musicians consciously or unconsciously shaping our culture with their message? Does listening to old music keep you stuck?

As a person who’s been heavily influenced by music I try to make my selections consciously and as a DJ I also have a conscious intention to build unity and a family vibe.

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And yes, a group of people in a room listening to the same music, laughing and dancing at the same time is probably one of the most powerful Master Mind groups there can be. Whatever you say or play today, do it consciously, pay attention and play wisely. The words you share will undoubtedly impact the future.

Jimi Hendrix, Hippies, Love and Creating Lasting Change on The Sheri and Erin Show

This episode of The Sheri and Erin Show was one day after we watched 2 documentaries on the Bio channel, one about Jimi Hendrix and one about hippies. We discussed how music impacts people and how everything is intertwined.

We are all connected and when one of us is bold enough embrace authenticity and creativity, to break free from “right/wrong” reality, it can impact many people for decades to come.

We discussed the power of love and the value of accepting people for who they are as well as the damage of judging and categorizing groups of people like “hippies”.

The hippie movement left a lasting impact on society at large, even on those who were not hippies. Hippies created a cultural shift in California that can be felt to this day.

We discussed the difference between Truth and illusions. One way we keep illusions alive is by being afraid, feeling guilty and clinging to something we heard or experienced a long time ago. We keep illusions and pain alive by bringing old memories into present day reality.

The idea that you did something “wrong” is what keeps you in bondage. The moment you forgive yourself is the moment you are free. You can choose to be “In Joy” and enjoy your life or you can stay in bondage to the past, it’s all a matter of perception.

Sometimes you have to acknowledge your pain and take steps to heal it. Not all pain and wounds can be washed over by thinking positive. Ultimately we are the only ones who can heal ourselves. Experience is the best teacher. Acceptance is the key to freedom.

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To be galvanized is to be free from fear, strengthened by Life, bold enough to be whole and to have fun doing It.

Creativity, Lady Gaga and Bullies on The Sheri and Erin Show

In this show we discussed how some people cut themselves off from creativity at a young age for a variety of reasons. Sometimes we are distanced from our creativity because of fear of rejection and disapproval or we learn to deny our creativity and authenticity because we have been bullied by others. Erin shares a story about her son and how he uses his imagination during play.

We discussed the role of creativity in innovation and the interview on OWN with Oprah and Lady Gaga. We discussed how our cultural contempt for creativity has damaged many aspects of our lives from family life to government.

We discussed how againstness and “right/wrong reality” create problems on a personal, professional and global level and how bullies suffer just as much as the people they bully. We discussed how sometimes we are our biggest bullies and the bullying we do to ourselves can often end up hurting others when we lash out. We discussed how living in the box mentally keeps you and your loved ones in prison and how to live free by accepting others as they are.

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To be galvanized is to be free from fear, strengthened by Life, bold enough to be whole and to have fun doing It.

Music Videos in Honor of African-American History Month

Here is an outstanding selection of Soul Train clips with Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay by Big Sean Ft. Kanye West & Rosco playing in the background. It’s titled Black History Mix: ‘Marvin’s Room of Chardonnay Train’. Cool how the dancing works with funk, soul, rap and R&B. Soul Train style captivated me at the age of 7 and the influence on my life is notable.

In fact, here’s an audio/video mix from DJ Gal VanIZed 2012. It’s a montage that symbolizes the many contributions black culture has made to my personal life. Enjoy this blend of sounds, words and images that represent creativity, authenticity and power.


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The Impact of Music on Our Spiritual Self and a Tribute to the Power of Soul Train

Music is a great medium to evoke miracles in life and an immediate shift in perception. In this show, Sheri and Erin discuss the passing of visionary TV producer Don Cornelius and the profound influence Soul Train had in their lives.

Sheri and Erin discuss the inspiration that creates music and the inspiration it provides to listeners. Music can move the spirit in a way nothing else can and even instrumental music or music that is sung in a language the listener doesn’t understand can evoke a deep emotional response that can be healing and enlightening.

We were joined by singer/musician and creator of affirmationsforliving.net, Edwige Bigue and she shared the spiritual nature of music and the power it has to connect people.

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Classical Music Aids Test Anxiety

With finals week approaching, many people will be looking for ways to get the most out of their study time. Some attempt to get extra study time in by “cramming” for the exam but this doesn’t always work. Some are so afraid of tests that they get test anxiety and can’t sleep. Current research points to classical music as an effective study and concentration aid and according to a recent article by Allison Engel in Imperial Valley News:”Classical music can help soothe insomnia.”

“A team of researchers at the University of Toronto found that tuning into classical music before bedtime helped people fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Works by Brahms, Handel, Mozart, Strauss and Bach were effective sleep aids because they use rhythms and tonal patterns that create a meditative mood and slow brainwaves, the study found.” To read more, visit Studying for Finals? Let Classical Music Help.

I found this 6 hour Classical Music playlist by DJ Ja Big on YouTube helpful:

Also, if you want help with test anxiety, try this Test Anxiety Hypnosis Session for College Students by Sheri Zampelli: