John de Ruiter Podcast
Canadian Philosopher John de Ruiter is an innovative voice for spiritual evolution, teaching that life's meaning can be known and lived through "core-splitting honesty." In his teens, John awakened to foundational levels of existence. Ever since, his life and teaching have been informed by that direct knowing, a true inspiration that he encourages in others. John's meetings include silence, connection by eye-contact, and dialogue. They are an opportunity to come to rest while actively realizing deeper levels of being human, knowing what we really are, and allowing that greater reality to change our lives. More information at www.johnderuiter.com

Poleg Beach, Netanya, Israel Event - November 4, 2018 Evening

What are the chakras or energy centres, and how do they relate to enlightenment? In this dialogue, John explains that the chakras are like gates. When they are closed we feel empty and stressed. When they are open, there is alignment and enlightenment.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_313_-_The_True_Function_of_Chakras_Explained.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

Edmonton, Canada Winter Seminar - December 27, 2013 Evening
 
A woman is experiencing a new, subtle sexuality in her body not connected to want and need but to qualities of dearness and love. John speaks about this deeper sexuality, its connection to her heart, her being, and how it all empowers her deeper womanness – the ability to meet and commune.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_312_-_The_Deeper_Purpose_of_Sexuality.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 1:56pm EST

Amsterdam, The Netherlands Event - September 12, 2011 Afternoon
 
This questioner can feel daunted by the effects she fears her changing orientation might have on those she loves. How to live it in the workplace, too? There is a cost, John agrees, but with a gift just beneath it. He clarifies for her how to be in her changes with others.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com

Moen, Denmark Event - June 2, 2017 Evening
 
This young woman knows she could deepen her connection with her unborn baby but does not know how. John shows her the real language of parenting she can learn from her baby in the quiet of her heart. It not only opens the connection she longs for but will teach her what really matters in her own life, and in parenting her baby once born.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_310_-_Learning_the_Language_of_Real_Parenting.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 3:39pm EST

Poleg Beach, Netanya, Israel Event - April 30, 2016 Afternoon
 
This man no longer finds satisfaction in things he once enjoyed and feels alone and separate. He fears losing his uniqueness if he stops all his doing. John shows him how only by being at home in his heart, as nobody and nothing, can he know his true uniqueness and be free of his genetics.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_309_-_Why_Do_I_Feel_the_Need_to_Be_Special_.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 3:09pm EST

Cologne, Germany Retreat - January 25, 2015 Afternoon. 
 
This questioner has been working hard and knows she needs to spend her time differently, but how? John shows her how time off can be spent in a repeating loop of self-rejuvenation, or be given to what has already made a difference: her awakening.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com

Tiruvannamalai, India Event - January 31, 2017 Afternoon
 
What is enlightenment? Is it the highest spiritual attainment as many perceive it to be? In this dialogue, John explains that it is not enlightenment, but purity of heart that is what we are in a body for: awareness and knowing being one.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com

Edmonton, Canada Meeting - March 19, 2017 Afternoon
 
This vivid conversation dives into the topic of a real relationship to power. John describes how most of us live as both victims and perpetrators. We create a life of stories and illusion, losing the opportunity to awaken and, more importantly, to build on that awakening before we die. He reveals the fundamental simplicity and rare value of living a real life.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com

Netanya, Israel Retreat - February 21, 2015 Afternoon. 

The questioner in this dialogue has been experiencing heartache and loneliness. John speaks about the reasons for and purpose of heartache, revealing the opportunity for awakening that is in it. The heartache is there to bring you to what your whole life is for; you ache in your heart until it opens. 

Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 

More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_305_-_Your_Heartache_is_Your_Awakening.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:19pm EST

Hamburg, Germany Event - May 24, 2000

This young woman speaks the uncertainty of many in today's spiritual marketplace. She wants to give her heart away to truth, but experience has revealed that many teachers are untrustworthy. John reveals the differences between a teacher of truth and one completely mastered by truth; to listen to all but to give her heart only to what she genuinely knows.

Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_304_-_What_is_a_Master_of_Truth_.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

Cologne, Germany Event - January 24, 2015 Evening

This man has taken steps beyond his addictions and difficulties but fears ultimately succumbing to their power: it's all just too painful. John encourages him in the one way that really works – to become gentled in his heart and to live his daily life in the realization of the nurture he will find there.

Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 

More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com


Moen, Denmark Retreat - June 2, 2018 Afternoon. 
 
In this interview with Rishi Itzhak, therapist and meditation teacher from Israel, John is asked questions about the essence of his teaching and what happens in his presence that is so much more than teaching. This rich dialogue opens and explores what is real; how to access the full potential of our selves through openness and softness of heart; why there is so much suffering and depression in the world, and the particular gift of being in John's presence. 
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com

Tiruvannamalai, India Retreat - February 2, 2017 Afternoon. 
 
The Questioner feels guilty and trapped in her inability to deal with the pain of others. She knows that separating from them or confronting them does not help. John shows her how a simple return to openness and softness of heart allows the cycle of their pain and hers to end... in her. 
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_301_-_Opening_Your_Heart__Being_Okay_with_Pain.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:46pm EST

February 9, 2018, Rishikesh, India
 
When we work hard on our projects and goals, it can be difficult not to be dependent on the outcome. Striving for success or fear of failure... how to overcome this source of stress? In this talk, John offers keys to connecting our outer life on the surface, with deep inner beingness.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_300_-_Is_It_Important_to_Work_Hard_and_Be__Successful_.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 4:10pm EST

Hamburg, Germany Retreat - June 9, 2017 Afternoon. 
 
Let not your heart nor your self be a port for negativity. This questioner has experienced the deeper ground she really belongs to, but can be overtaken by negativity. John shows her how to care for what she knows in her heart, even under pressure.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_299_-_True_Belonging__Living_From_the_Deeper_Levels_of_You.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 1:32pm EST

Hamburg, Germany Retreat - May 18, 2013 Afternoon. 
 
How can a person with strong mental conditioning connect to their heart? Through the example of loving someone, John shows the questioner how to be in his heart and, despite shyness and embarrassment, let it come into his face, filling his body and changing his thinking. 
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_298_-_Return_to_Your_Heart_Return_to_Your_Innocence.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 5:13pm EST

October 30, 2011 Munich, Germany Retreat
 
This conversation addresses destiny. Does it just happen or can we do something to change it? John explains how it can only be changed with a shift of awareness: away from our emotional makeup into what we know the truth of in our heart, bringing stability, freedom and healing that before seemed impossible.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_297_-_Change_Your_Destiny.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

Munich, Germany Retreat - October 30, 2011 Evening. 
 
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Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_296_-_Stillness_in_a_Storm__Finding_True_Stability_Within.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

Poleg Beach, Netanya, Israel Event - May 24, 2018 Afternoon

In this gentle, profound dialogue, a woman who was sexually abused by her father asks how she can be with the ongoing sense of uncleanness she feels in her body. John reveals to her deeper levels unaffected by the trauma, opening the possibility of true healing and a return to a heart-to-heart connection with her father.

Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness.

More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com

Direct download: 295_-_Finding_Compassion_and_Love_After_Sexual_Abuse.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

Tiruvannamalai, India Retreat - February 2, 2015 Morning. 
 
The wish to return to oneness is unravelled for us in this talk. John uses analogies to reveal how wishing and longing separate us from what we long for, and explains how only being the same as the direct knowledge fuelling our wish can return us to oneness. 
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: 294_JdR_Podcast_294_-_Return_to_Oneness.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 1:21pm EST

Lage Vuursche, The Netherlands Event - April 25, 2012 Evening

This questioner feels frustrated in her wish to be of help to the world, to address the environmental problems and human suffering. John explains to her that frustration only makes matters worse – that the planet will thrive when we live and relate to it instead from our innermost being.

Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_293_-_Can_We_Really_Save_This_Planet_.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

Cologne, Germany Event - January 30, 2012 Afternoon
 
Becoming a parent is a joyous experience, but for many it can be quite overwhelming. Anxiety can quickly replace joy as we struggle with our own uncertainty and reactivity. How do we set boundaries and say no in ways that do not trigger a power struggle with our child? In this talk, John gives practical advice about how to give your child what your child really needs by coming from quiet clarity and warmth: the juiciest kind of parenting.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: 292_-_How_Do_I_Say_No_to_My_Child_.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

Rishikesh, India Event - February 9, 2018 Afternoon
 
Deeply loving someone and being in love... you start a relationship and then you wonder why, after familiarity has set in, the in-loveness is gone and there is difficulty and pain. If you start from wanting and needing a relationship, you are already relating in a way that is not like your being. So how to have a meaningful, pain-free relationship? Listen to this talk to find out! 
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_291_-_Why_Are_Relationships_So_Painful_.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

Munich, Germany Event - October 31, 2011 Afternoon 
 
This questioner had an awakening which he hoped his Buddhist spiritual practice would open further. He feels stuck and wants to know how he can move forward. John explains that his awakening caused a shift in orientation that does not yet match the self that he has, the result being an ache felt deeply in his heart. John shows him the shift that is needed: a surrender beyond his understanding to the knowing in his heart. 
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_290_-_The_Sweet_Ache_of_Profound_Change.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 3:42pm EST

Findhorn, Scotland Event - March 11, 2012 Morning
 
Listen to this talk to find out what grace and devotion really are; where they come from, what they are for, and how to live for what you belong to.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_289_-_What_is_Grace_.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:22pm EST

November 19, 2015, Bad Meinberg, Germany
 
We are here for just a short time, our bodies are temporary. So what happens after death? Is Karma real? How to have only good karma? Can meditation help? Listen to this talk to find out.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_288_-_The_Truth_About_Karma_Sin_and_Life_After_Death.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:49pm EST

June 14, 2002, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 
How can we manifest the divine? Before you can ascend, you must descend and remain in the quiet deep. As you sustain this in your life you dissolve the barrier between the conscious and the subconscious, eliminating the polarity of what fundamentally drives you; hope and fear. Existing beyond hope and fear, gently letting go of the neediness in the self, leaves you being everything that you've been looking for.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_287_-_Manifesting_the_Divine__A_Life_Beyond_Hope_and_Fear.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 4:01pm EST

February 22, 2015 Afternoon, Poleg Beach, Netanya, Israel
 
The questioner speaks of comparing herself to others and the pain, depression and inability to move forward that this causes. John explains the way to go beyond comparison, and into clarity and freedom.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_286_-_How_do_I_Stop_Comparing_Myself_to_Others_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:09pm EST

April 05, 2014 Yehiam, Israel Retreat
 
What is the connection between opening the heart and love-making? When you open and soften in your heart, you discover the deeper levels. The woman pours her mystery and the man reads her and receives. Together, you get to know what you really are. Together, you are making what love is.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_285_-_The_Mystery_and_Awe_of_Making_What_Love_Is.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 1:48pm EST

June 14, 2013 Totnes, United Kingdom
 
The questioner in this dialogue expresses concern regarding the world situation: poverty, war, disease and debt. He is asking: how can we help to heal this planet? John explains: first heal your self. First, change your self by being in your heart and deeper, and then the world can be healed. The health of this planet needs to come from the innermost outwards.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_284_-_How_Can_I_Heal_the_Planet_.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

April 13, 2017 Edmonton, Canada Spring Seminar

We often ask ourselves what direction to take in life when we're facing an important decision. John explains that what we do on the surface doesn't matter very much, including whether we succeed or fail. What matters most is the beingness of openness and softness of heart, flowering in all of life's circumstances.

Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness.

More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_283_-_Does_Success_or_Failure_Really_Matter_.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 5:51pm EST

September 21 Aft, 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

How can we find joy in life? Isn't that what life is all about? In this dialogue, John explains that when you believe the noise in your self, you're fundamentally unhappy because you're not being what you really are. Joy is actually the beingness of the real you, and the manifestation of that is as simple as falling asleep.

Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness.

More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_282_-_You_Dont_Need_Joy.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 4:10pm EST

September 16, 2011 Evening, Cologne, Germany
 
I dread going to work: should I leave my job? This questioner is wondering how to deal with a difficult boss. John shows how, when there isn't a tightening within, an unpleasant experience can actually open deeper love, making it possible to flourish even in difficulty
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_281_-_Why_Your_Difficult_Boss_is_a_Blessing_in_Disguise.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 3:28pm EST

Rishikesh, India Event - February 10, 2018 Morning

What is true love? Do we meet our loved ones again after we die? In this talk John explains what love really is, what happens after death and how we reconcile our lives, our selves and our relationships with our eternal nature. 

Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness.

More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_280_-_Love_is_Eternal_and_So_Are_You.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Edmonton, Canada Winter Seminar - January 8, 2015 Evening
 
What is deeper sexuality? John explains the connection between our sexuality and our heart, and between our sexuality and our being. The more that our sexuality is connected to our being, the more that sexuality can move in a true way. There is no need to heal distortions, only to remain in your heart in the midst of them.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_279_-_Sexual_Healing_Through_the_Magic_of_Adding_Warmth.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 4:25pm EST

Vienna, Austria Retreat - November 13, 2002
 
The experience of losing her wallet invites this questioner to explore her relationship with money. In his reply to her, John uncovers the real purpose of money, true self-esteem, innocence and creativity. The exchange of money is to be an exchange of beingness, giving and receiving. Then money becomes a warm flow instead of being cold hard cash.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_278_-_Money__Cold_Hard_Cash_or_a_Warm_Flow_.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 3:53pm EST

Netanya, Tuval Retreat - November 15, 2013 Evening
 
How does one deal with the emotional trauma of sexual abuse? What is the value of our past and its memories? In this deep and intricate dialogue, John shows us how opening in the present can heal the past, reconfiguring our body and our self.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com

Tiruvannamalai India Retreat - January 24, 2018 Evening
 
Cosmic love that calls you: higher than all of this world, most intimate and clean. This is how John concludes his response to this young man asking the fundamental question: What is Truth? Listen in to the rest of his answer.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_276_-_What_is_Truth_.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 7:07pm EST

Edmonton, Canada Meeting - February 17, 2000
 
This is a question about sex and intimacy. The questioner feels she resists intimacy and doesn't understand why, when love-making is full of sweetness, she still seems to avoid it. John shows her how to look for what she trusts. Where there is trust, love moves.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_275_-_The_Vulnerability_of_Making_Love__Finding_Real_Trust.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 1:44pm EST

Copenhagen Denmark Retreat - June 6, 2010

When you awaken to what is deeper than your self, you find that your self isn't at the centre of everything, it's not the main focus. When you believe this awakening, you go through a profound shift, and your self begins to match your deeper levels. As you continue to awaken, your self turns into a deeper and a higher self. A beautiful and elaborate teaching about how to sustain your awakening, keep developing, and function in this world.

Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness.

More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com


Tiruvannamalai, India Retreat - January 31, 2018 Morning
 

We are all connected to others, and form bonds with them in our lives. What are these bonds for? Why are some bonds deeper than others, or carry more meaning for us? What is it that moves in a bond and what is the chemistry? All of this and more is discussed in this dialogue.

 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_273_-_Relationship_Bonds__What_Are_They_For_.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 4:19pm EST

Tiruvannamalai, India Retreat - January 31, 2018 Morning

 

A woman is feeling a lack of love towards her husband, often being annoyed by his behaviour and feeling superior to him. John shows her how to find the touch of dearness, the real connectivity, where surface annoyances becomes terms of endearment.

 

Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness.

More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_272_-_Annoyed_by_Your_Partner__Try_a_Touch_of_Dearness.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 4:48pm EST

Byron Bay, Australia Event - March 2, 2014 Afternoon
 
Despite her awakenings, this questioner feels lonely and tired on her spiritual path and asks for help to find greater connection with the people around her. John explains how to do that, by completely being what you know in your heart.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_271_I_Am_Awakened_So_why_Am_I_Prickly_to_Others_.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:52pm EST

Byron Bay, Australia Event - March 2, 2014 Afternoon
 
Many of us love responding to and being in our hearts; and yet we find it challenging to sustain a love filled heart in in your daily life, in the midst of circumstances, in the midst of feelings and emotions in our selves. In this dialogue, John speaks of and explains how to sweep the self out of the heart, develop a deeper and a higher self, and live in love and empathy instead of fear.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_270_-_Opening_Your_Heart__Love_Instead_of_Fear.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 6:39pm EST

Totnes, United Kingdom Meeting - June 14, 2013 Afternoon

A question about the self, how to be free of it, free of being selfish. How to stay in the peace that isn’t of the self, and what is the distinction between the heart and the self.

Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness.

More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_269_-_Your_Self_Isn_t_Selfish.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 5:11pm EST

Findhorn, Scotland Retreat - March 12, 2012 Morning

How to be free of past hurts and conditioning? Is there a method that can help, a spiritual practice? Can meditation help? John explains why methods and spiritual practices ultimately don’t work. Spiritual practices can help bring you to the door of your being, but they can’t take you through the door. It is only a shift of orientation that can take you through the door, into pure you and into freedom from past hurts and from the conditioning in your self.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_268_-_Spiritual_Practices__Why_They_Dont_Work.mp3
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Edmonton, Canada Meeting - April 24, 2016 Evening

The questioner is noticing a subtle uncomfortable movement of his sexuality, and is asking if it is best to stay in it as still as a lake. John explains that our conscious self is only the tip of the iceberg. When you deeply open, this allows for your subconscious to come up into your conscious self. It is like a deep lake doing a flip: the deep comes to the surface while the surface goes into the deep. That flip is made possible by you belonging to your heart. This is how you get to know your self. It is the transformation of your self.

Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 

More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_267_-_The_End_of_Your_Life_in_Illusion__Entering_Deep_Peace.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

Netanya, Israel Retreat - October 26, 2017 Evening
 
What is the calling? How does the knowing of a depth way beyond our selves influence our lives and specifically our choice of partner? Listen to this talk and find out what it means to be in a relationship that is fair to your awakening and magnifies it.
 
Dialogues with John de Ruiter bring you into your heart, and into the depths of your being, where the meaning of life opens up in awareness. 
 
More information about John de Ruiter - Knowing Reality at www.johnderuiter.com
Direct download: JdR_Podcast_266_-_Relationship__Empowering_The_Calling_Together.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 6:03pm EST