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: True Seeking Realizes. 

Date: December 16, 2012 Afternoon - Edmonton, Canada. 

Quote: There is a different level of seeking that‘s direct. It’s immediate. Without using your programs and without using your operating system, the moment you seek, you meet; the moment you seek, you’re in. 

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_078.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 8:39pm EDT

Title: You Don’t Need a Relationship. 

Date: October 30, 2012 Evening - Tel Aviv, Israel. 

Quote: No one can provide for you what you’re looking for. It doesn’t come from being in relationship. Being, within, what you’re looking for is what makes a real and profound relationship.   

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_077.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 5:32pm EDT

Title: Change without Force.

Date: September 24, 2012 Evening - Amsterdam, The Netherlands Seminar.

Quote: Your ‘yes’ in relationship with food and eating and your ‘no’ within food and eating are a kindness from within the clarity that’s in your heart. That makes you a goodness to your self.  

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_076.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 6:34pm EDT

Title: What You Breathe.

Date: September 17, 2012 Evening - Edmonton, Canada.

Quote: When you're in because of knowing what your whole heart belongs to, your heart will sweetly ache because of knowing that you are really onto what matters more than anything.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_075.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT

Title: The End of the Search. 

Date: September 30, 2012 Afternoon - Edmonton, Canada. 

Quote: What you are looking for within isn’t something that is going to have a loud voice. It isn’t going to be exciting or eventful. It’s going to be settling.  

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_074.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 7:33pm EDT

Title: If You Die in Your Fear You Have Wasted Your Life.

Date: September 9, 2012 Afternoon - Edmonton, Canada.

Quote: If your self is as large as a house, the door to knowing within need only be the size of a pinhole, with all of you as awareness entering it.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_073.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT

Title: Pain Opens Your Heart.

Date: November 11, 2011 Evening - Edmonton, Canada.

Quote: Pain let into your heart relieves you of your misunderstandings. It gets underneath how you think in your self and opens it.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_072.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 7:52pm EDT

Title: JdR Podcast 071 - Shanti’s Blog: Third Dialogue Session with John.

Date: May 24, 2012 - Edmonton, Canada.

Info: Another session with John in which he answers questions regarding his teaching. Visit Shanti’s blog site to submit your own questions, at

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_071.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Title: When You are Honest You are "Yes". 

Date: July 6, 2012 Evening - Edmonton, Canada Summer Seminar.

Quote: Like being honest to your self instead of to your person, relieving you of your opinions, and like
being honest to your heart instead of to your self, relieving you of your importance.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_070.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Title: Shanti’s Blog: Second Dialogue Session with John. 

Date: April 13, 2012 - Edmonton, Canada. 

Description: Another session with John in which he answers questions regarding his teaching. Visit Shanti’s blog site to submit your own questions, at 

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_069.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 8:51pm EDT

Title: Walking Away from Your Hopeless Home

Date: July 4, 2012 Afternoon - Edmonton, Canada Summer Seminar

Quote: It’s time for you to leave your conditioning behind, regardless of what that brings up in your self. As awareness, come back together in what you are knowing in your heart, and live.    

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_068.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

Title: Shantis First Dialogue Session with John.

Date: February 9, 2012 - Edmonton, Canada.

Description: Long time seeker of truth, Shanti George, recently interviewed John in Edmonton. Shanti drew questions for John from readers of her blog site: This the first of several interviews with John.  Visit her blog site to submit your own questions.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_067.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 8:07pm EDT

Title: Working Through the Relationship You’re In. 

Date: June 26, 2012 Afternoon - Edmonton, Canada Summer Seminar. 

Quote: You need to give. If you have reasons to not give, then you are being like what the relationship is. Then you are dying in a dying relationship. You need to live in a dying relationship.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_066.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Title: Give Everything to What is Already Pure in You

Date: April 29, 2012 Evening - Venwoude, Lage Vuursche, The Netherlands Seminar

Quote: It is really about you giving all of the water to the tiny little bit that you know the truth of in your heart. For you to purify your self, give everything to what is already pure in you. Love giving it everything.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_065.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

Title: Being in Your Being

Date: April 25, 2012 Evening - De Roos, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Quote: While it’s difficult, make it easy. In making it easy, you’ll be direct in it. In making it easy, you go straight to it. You don’t use anything that isn’t a part of it.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_064.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 7:57pm EDT

Title: Loving Being Together

Date: May 14, 2012 Evening - Edmonton, Canada

Quote: Being in relationship means you are with him. You give him all of your heart and you like that your heart is in all of your body. The giving is immediate, direct and real. 

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_063.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 8:12pm EDT

Title: An Interview with Ojas de Ronde for The New Man Radio Show on Ridder Radio

Date: April 24, 2012 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Info: Recently, John was interviewed by Ojas de Ronde for 'The New Human’ web radio broadcast show on Ridder Radio. Listeners of the program also partook in the chat session to ask John questions. 

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_062.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 4:12pm EDT

Title: On Enlightenment

Date: March 11, 2012 Afternoon - Findhorn, Scotland

Quote: When you are being true to what you know in your heart, and not true to anything else, your whole heart becomes clean. You are as awareness, in all of your heart, whole. No split. You have oneness of heart. That is greater than enlightenment.

Title: Live Your Awakening

Date: January 31, 2012 Evening - Pardes Hana, Israel

Quote: You need to bring Arunachala into city life. Bring it into fast-paced complexity where it thrives, instead of it in some way being reduced to an experience in your self that you long to return to. You’re able to be what it is. It is what gives beingness to responsibility. 

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_060.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 7:35pm EDT

Title: Making Difficulty Work

Date: March 18, 2012 Evening - Edmonton, Canada

Quote: Instead of having presence through the use of personality, have presence in coming forward in a way that you’re not accustomed to, in a way that doesn’t have you relying on your personality.  Others will be seeing into you because you’ll be visible.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_059.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 7:32pm EDT

Title: Walking into the Light

Date: April 25, 2010 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Quote: As soon as meaning moves there is the beingness of meaning. The beingness of meaning is light. In moving more deeply into the light, in a way that is no longer familiar to your self, but much in line to what you are knowing the truth of, you’ll be responding to knowledge so deep, it won’t be light you’ll be relating to. You will be relating to just knowing.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_058.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT

Title: Awareness Planted in Knowing - Part II

Date: December 5, 2011 Afternoon - Byron Bay, Australia Seminar

Quote: Knowing is the continuity of everything and in everything. Without knowing, nothing holds true. Without knowing, nothing works. Whether you are planted in it as awareness or not, whether you’re living for it, living from it, living in it, it is, in everything, enabling you.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_057.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 10:40pm EDT

Title: Seeing, Knowing, Loving Another

Date: January 31, 2011 Evening - Pardes Hana, Israel

Quote: You need no reward in being what love is, in moving it and in giving it. When you are what love is, you’re not needing its return. Love doesn’t need to be answered. It just quietly and freely gives.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_056.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 7:19pm EDT

Title: Awareness Planted In Knowing

Date: December 5, 2011 Afternoon - Byron Bay, Australia Seminar

Quote: With a fundamental shift of awareness, having your awareness planted in knowing instead of in the conditioning in your self, you’re no longer attuning to personal need. Need becomes something that’s in your care and it is no longer something that you make personal.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_055.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Title: Putting Your Self Into Perspective

Date: December 18, 2011 Afternoon - Edmonton, Canada

Quote: Your self is of value and it is usable, but not on old terms anymore, not on the terms of your conditioning anymore. That means that as awareness, from within knowing, with all of your heart, you will be integrating your self and all of its conditioning. Your self, by you, is going to become all different. 

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_054.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 9:35pm EDT

Title: The Tiny Little Bit Within is Your Darling

Date: January 15, 2012 Evening - Edmonton, Canada

Quote: The little is your darling. Love your darling. In loving your darling you need no experience. You don't need your patterning, you don't need your self.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_053.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 6:55am EDT

Title: Making What You Know Happen

Date: December 28, 2011 Afternoon - Edmonton, Canada, Winter Seminar

Quote: The best that you can do for your mind is to not be in any kind of in-between state in your heart. Give your heart completely to being and doing Knowing, and whatever difficulty you have in your mind, after that, is fine.

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_052.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 9:13pm EDT