John de Ruiter Podcast
John de Ruiter is a Canadian author and spiritual leader. He holds weekly meetings from his home base in Edmonton, Alberta, where he established the College of Integrated Philosophy in 2006. John has been offering seminars online and in Alberta since 2020, resulting in conversations with people all over the world. As an innovative voice for spiritual evolution, John de Ruiter teaches that life's meaning can be known and lived through "core-splitting honesty," a concept he discovered in his teens after a profound awakening to foundational levels of existence. Ever since, John’s life and teaching have been informed by that direct knowing. His desire to communicate these ideas led to two books, “The Intelligence of Love: Manifesting Your Being in This World” and “Unveiling Reality.” John’s teachings focus on a willingness to let go of your ego and desires: He draws a distinction between your self and your soul, as well as your mind and your being. When teaching a group, John prefers to interact with audience members one-on-one, rather than addressing a whole crowd. This method results in fascinating and intimate dialogues. Find more information about him at

Title: Your Freedom Is In What You Know

Date: December 4, 2011 Evening - Byron Bay, Australia Seminar

Quote: If you don't abdicate your power or misuse your power, the pressure takes you into realization, profound realization, realization that you need, in your heart, for the development of yourself.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_051.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 1:42am EDT

Title: Providing for Your Child and Your Self

Date: October 31, 2011 Evening - Munich, Germany Seminar

Quote: You are more than your self, and if that's where you're coming from within, your self rests. Your daughter will also be growing up resting in that. Because of you it will be what is most real to her.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_050.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 12:14pm EDT

Title: The Touch of Awakening

Date: November 1, 2011 Evening - Tel Aviv, Israel

Quote: Listen to what it is that you are actually knowing when you are in nature. Notice, within, what you are not needing to use in being touched in your heart and satisfied in your heart with what is occurring in nature. It has to do with a beingness. It doesn’t have anything to do with your self. You don’t need your self for the touch of nature. You don’t need your self for the touch of realization and of awakening.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_049.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 8:42pm EDT

Title: The Kind of Man That You Quietly Within Want To Be

Date: November 17, 2011 Evening

Quote: “Your self is yours to raise, not yours to give everything to. Treat your own self as a loved child that you are raising. That makes you bigger and more than your own self.”

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_048.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 8:06pm EDT

Title: Real Love

Date: September 9, 2011 Evening - Amsterdam, The Netherlands Seminar

Quote: “For you to have real love, you need to be able to move past your self.”

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_047.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 3:13am EDT

Title: On Personal Boundaries and Meeting with Others

Date: September 9, 2011 Afternoon - Amsterdam, The Netherlands Seminar

Quote: “When you are being what you really are, there is always nurture in your heart despite what you’re thinking or feeling, despite what you’re experiencing in your self or in your person, despite any difficulty. You don’t need your patterning for you to be in that nurture. The nurture has nothing to do with any of the patterning. For you to give or extend that nurture you also don’t need your patterning. For you to meet with someone you don’t need your patterning.”

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_046.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 7:22pm EDT

Title: Working Out Your Nervous System

Date: October 14, 2011 Evening - Edmonton, Canada

Quote: “It’s easy for something to hurt your body; it’s difficult for something to hurt your self; and it isn’t possible for anything to hurt you.”

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_045.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 11:35pm EDT

Title: Time and Timing

Date: October 2, 2011 Afternoon - Edmonton, Canada

Quote: “If you are all open in your heart, you are clean. If you are all open in your self, you are naive.”

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_044.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 12:49pm EDT

Title: Living In Your Heart

Date: September 18, 2011 Evening - Cologne, Germany Seminar

Quote: “Take everything that you experience in your self lightly, regardless of the strength of the experience. Instead of relating to what you experience in your self, direct all of your relating to openness and softness of heart.”

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_043.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 7:02pm EDT

Title: Your Heart Needs No Protection

Date: September 16, 2011 Afternoon - Cologne, Germany Seminar

Quote: “Everything needs to touch your heart. Everything that touches your heart brings out the deep in you.”

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_042.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 9:59pm EDT

Title: High Level Womanness

Date: June 19, 2011 Afternoon - Edmonton, Canada

Quote: “High-level womanness is in you as awareness having your own being in your self. Your blood is the life of your body. Within high level womanness all of your being is the life of your self, all of it moving through your heart, all of it moving through openness and softness of heart, having presence in your body.”

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_041.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 11:44am EDT

Title: A New Level of 'Mother'

Date: May 30, 2011 Evening - Hamburg, Germany Seminar

Quote: “The fine, fine strings that are of the deeper levels are to be used. They are most delicate. You can pull on them. You can use the strings. It is with the delicateness of being that you use them. Anything else that uses them will break them.”

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_040.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 10:38am EDT

Title: About Acne and Depression

Date: June 11, 2011 Afternoon - Calgary, Canada Seminar

Quote: Your life has little purpose if you are separate from your own knowledge within.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_039.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 10:08pm EDT

Title: The Tiny Little Bit of Truth in Your Heart

Date: May 31, 2011 Evening - Tel Aviv, Israel

Quote: Whatever you know the truth of, whether that is almost nothing at all or whether it's much, it makes no difference. You do need to believe only what you know and all of what you know. Nothing less and nothing more. Then you're home.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_038.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 6:35pm EDT

Title: Profound Sincerity Doesn’t Miss

Date: April 9, 2011 Afternoon - Venwoude, Lage Vuursche, The Netherlands Seminar

Quote: Profound sincerity in all of its vulnerability does in its relationship to knowledge find its way.  Within that vulnerability, the kind of vulnerability that sincerity knows, don’t lose heart. Don’t lose heart by in all of the little things, giving your heart to what you know the truth of, within. It doesn’t matter how little that can seem to be. All that matters is that what you do really know the truth of within has your heart, despite all of the difficulty that that may put your self in.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_037.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 6:54pm EDT

Title: Being Free of Your Thinking Mind

Date: April 9, 2011 Afternoon - Venwoude, Lage Vuursche, The Netherlands Seminar

Quote: To come into balance in your self you will be letting what you are as awareness relax in your self. Consequent to that is a letting go of everything that you hold to through the use of your thinking mind. You will be losing the defenses that you have in place in your self. You will be landing in all of the weaknesses in your self that you have been using your strength to avoid. There is a lot that is entailed in your being free of your thinking mind.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_036.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT

Title: The Dexterity of Consciousness

Date: May 8, 2011 Afternoon - Vancouver, Canada Seminar

Quote: When you are not sure what to be or what to do, be and do completely the tiniest little bit of your present and available clarity. You'll have much to be and much to do.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_035.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 11:04pm EDT

Title: Your Being Is Your Life

Date: May 31, 2011 Evening - Tel Aviv, Israel

Quote: The delicacies of being that come up through your heart, that move into your self and fill your face and your eyes with tender and delicate awareness, make you whole.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_034.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 1:10pm EDT

Title: Opening and Softening in Relationship - Part 2 of 2

Date: April 1, 2011 Evening - Byron Bay, Australia Seminar

Quote: Openness and softness of heart definitely changes the blood in your self.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_033.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

Title: Opening and Softening in Relationship - Part 1 of 2

Date: April 1, 2011 Evening - Byron Bay, Australia Seminar

Quote: For you to live, you need to give. You need to give your heart. It needs to show, even if your self isn’t like that. Your self will come around after the pain and the vulnerability of that is warmly no issue with you.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_032.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 10:54am EDT

Title: Delicateness of Being in the Midst of Emptiness

Date: May 9, 2011 Evening - Vancouver, Canada Seminar

Quote: Emptiness is a wonderful bed to lie down in. What the emptiness provides you with is the realization that you are in need of nothing.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_031b.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Title: Bringing Every Pattern Into Its Own Fire

Date: April 3, 2011 Afternoon - Byron Bay, Australia Seminar

Quote: Your self doesn't need to develop for you to be all of you in it.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_030.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 7:47pm EDT

Title: You Are the Healer of Your Self and Your Person

Date: April 10, 2011 Morning - Venwoude, Laage Vursche, The Netherlands Seminar

Quote: You, in believing living knowledge within your heart, are not like your self and not like your person. You don’t have the lack and the deficiency that your self and your person have, but you, in believing that knowledge, are its healing.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_029.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 12:07pm EDT

Title: Knowing: the Universe of Your Own Experience

Date: April 10, 2011 Evening - Venwoude, Laage Vursche, The Netherlands Seminar

Quote: Your heart reveals what the who has done with what you are.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_028.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 11:18am EDT

Title: Meeting Is Always Available

Date: April 8, 2011 Evening - Venwoude, Lage Vuursche, The Netherlands Seminar

Quote: You don’t need to open and soften in order to meet. In meeting, you do open and soften.

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Category:Spoken -- posted at: 7:37pm EDT

Title: Openness and Softness of Heart: the Real Connection with Your Own Being
Date: April 11, 2011 Morning - Venwoude, Lage Vuursche, The Netherlands Seminar
Quote: The place of connection or separation in relationship to your own being, the place in your self where this occurs, is in your heart.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_026.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 11:53am EDT

Title: Rested in Your Heart Despite an Agitated Nervous System

Date: April 6, 2011 Evening - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Quote: You simply cannot trust or refer to your experience of your self to tell you what you are, to tell you the truth within.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_025.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 10:08pm EDT

Title: Your Greatest Strength Is In Your Weakest Weakness

Date: March 12, 2011 Afternoon - Bristol, England Seminar

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_024.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 12:47am EDT

Title: Softness of Heart Reaching Into Life

Date: April 18, 2010 Afternoon - Bristol, United Kingdom Seminar

Quote: You can trust not just knowing but you can trust softness of heart, yours. That has you being innocence of heart. And innocence of heart doesn’t stop reaching even when it is afflicted or oppressed.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_023.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 10:18pm EDT

Title: The Direct Route to Awakening - An Interview with Justine Willis Toms from New Dimensions Media

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_022.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT

Title: The Achy Heart That Longs For Lightness In Knowing

Date: March 7, 2011 Evening - Edmonton, Canada

Quote: While sincerity is to carry the weight of knowledge in the self, it is also to be the lightness of being clean.

Title: Not Needing Your Middle Ground, Leaving Only The Deeper and The Higher

Date: February 20, 2011 Evening - Edmonton, Canada

Quote: The dying within accomplishes the removal of your middle ground, the ground between your deeper self and your higher self

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_020.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

Title: Dying and What Has Been the Root to Your Self

Date: February 20, 2011 Afternoon - Edmonton, Canada

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_019.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

Title: Having Sensitivity to Meaning In Your Self That Matches Pure You

Date: March 12, 2011 Evening - Bristol, United Kingdom Seminar

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_018.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 7:29pm EDT

Title: You're Called: Only In That You Choose. 

Date: March 13, 2011 - Bristol, United Kingdom Seminar.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_017.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 1:45am EDT

Title: The Big Bull in the Delicateness of the Heart Realizing Tiny Little Qualities of Being. 

Date: May 15, 2010 Evening Hamburg, Germany Seminar.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_016.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:55pm EDT

Title: The Book of Ease. 

Date: October 29, 2010 Afternoon - Munich, Germany Seminar.  

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_015.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:05am EDT

Title: Whatever Has Your Belief Has Your Presence

Date: February 13, 2011 Afternoon - Tel Aviv, Israel Seminar

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_014.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 9:17pm EDT

Title: Letting The Tiny Little Soft Spots In Your Heart Be Your Ground

Date: February 13, 2011 Afternoon - Tel Aviv, Israel Seminar

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_013.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 11:04pm EDT

Title: Unadorned Reach Is The Return

Date: October 8, 2010 Evening - Edmonton, Canada Seminar

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Category:Spoken -- posted at: 8:13pm EDT

Title: The Face of a Denuded Heart

Date: January 10, 2011 Afternoon - Edmonton, Canada Seminar

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Category:Spoken -- posted at: 5:23pm EDT

Title: Delicateness Within Really Listening
Date: January 12, 2011 Evening - Edmonton, Canada Seminar

Title: Greater Reality Has Entered And You’re Not Dead Yet

Date: January 2, 2011 Afternoon - Edmonton, Canada Seminar

Title: Goodness Without Antithesis - Pure Life

Date: December 31, 2010 Morning - Edmonton, Canada Seminar

Title: Your Realized Purpose Spans The All of You. 

Date: May 14, 2010 Afternoon - Hamburg, Germany.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_007.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT