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

Cologne, Germany Event - September 19, 2011 Evening

In direct connection with John, this woman notices her heart and mind opening newly. John describes the price of having such a heart in everyday life, and why that cost is really nothing.

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


Poleg Beach, Israel Event - May 25, 2017 Afternoon

How much does a meaningful professional life matter? This dialogue delves into the unconscious beliefs driving the decisions we make in our personal lives and the true purpose that gives meaning to whatever we choose to do.

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_445_-_How_Meaningful_is_My_Choice_of_Profession.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:32pm EST

Rishikesh, India Event - February 13, 2018 Morning

The experience of new knowing streaming through his body has faded for this person. Does that mean the knowledge is lost? John describes the delicate subtleties we can attune to, and how this depth of openness connects to what makes us truly human.

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_444_-_What_is_True_Humanness.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 1:11pm EST

Interactive Live Stream - June 7, 2021 Morning

What's the difference between being taken into the deep in connection with John, or using the biological power of plant medicine? There's profound difference between how consciousness moves compared with how chemicals do, and only one takes you into the real.

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


Poleg Beach, Israel Event - May 25, 2015 Afternoon

Why is it that love in relationship often comes with mental, emotional and physical pain? John describes the belief systems and sense of individuality this all comes from, and how to make a full return to the love that we were born to be.

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_442_-_Out_of_Pain_and_Into_Love.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 6:29pm EST

Interactive Live Stream - April 19, 2021 Morning 

How can a person make the shift from self-centredness to being the magicalness of what we really are? John shares what stands in the way, giving vivid examples of how to live in the midst of our preferences in a way that creates a real and beautiful 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


Edmonton, Canada, Winter Seminar - December 27, 2000 Afternoon

In what John describes as the legitimate and wonderful pull towards sexual union, there’s no room for want or need, hope or disappointment. This dialogue takes a deep dive into the topic of sexuality and power, and how it can all come to rest in a fully opened 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_440_-_Sexuality_Beyond_Want_and_Need.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:44pm EST

Interactive Live Stream, Spring Online Intensive - April 7, 2020 Morning

Finding home, within, is a painful struggle for this person. Even being in the world is difficult. John shows her an easy way to be genuinely at home, within, and live from a real, eternal quality of 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

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_439_-_Finding_Joy_and_Peace_-_A_Return_to_Your_Home_Within.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 4:07pm EST

Interactive Live Stream - June 6, 2021 Morning

The man in this dialogue is ready to make whatever sacrifices necessary to let go of the self and move deeper into his being. He discusses with John his various practices, and the two-edged sword of any doing to be becomes clear. Together they arrive at the only way that works.

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


Interactive Live Stream - February 20, 2021 Morning

"How can I find me, again?" In the midst of the challenges of being a new mother, the young woman in this dialogue feels that she's lost touch with the depth she once knew. John shares what matters, and gives her a very practical tip.

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_437_-_Parenting_from_Your_Deepest_Clarity.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:47pm EST

Poleg Beach, Israel Event - May 1, 2016 Afternoon

“The use of sexuality can easily become frustrating because it promises so much and delivers so little.” John describes what human sexuality is really for, and what it takes for us to move in the depth and subtlety of its full potential.

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_436_-_The_Unlimited_Reach_of_Your_Human_Sexuality.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 1:09pm EST

Montreal, Canada Event - November 1, 2000

Even though his feelings can swing from one extreme to another, this man knows there is a place of stillness amongst it all. John describes what is happening and the only way of being that brings true stability and real self-control.

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_435_-_The_Key_to_Emotional_Stability.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 7:38pm EST

Tiruvannamalai, India Event - January 27, 2018 Afternoon

Through the story of meeting with a beggar, a man speaks of his sense of continually coming up against a threshold within that he knows will take him deeper, but which he cannot seem to pass through. John explains the origin of this threshold and describes the way beyond 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_434_-_Keep_Awakening_-_The_Threshold_Is_Illusory.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 1:54pm EST

Tiruvannamalai, India Event - February 4, 2018 Evening

This young man asks for help to free his nervous system of all the conditioning and conflict he knows is there in his sexuality. John explains what sexuality is really for, and how to discover and be in it anew.

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


Poleg Beach, Israel - November 3, 2018 Evening

With her husband in a coma, the woman in this dialogue shares the extreme difficulty she faces in parenting her children in the midst of this crisis. John shows her how goodness can thrive in hardship and how this deeper perspective can be a nurturing 'love school' for all 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_432_-_What_Your_Children_Need_in_Times_of_Great_Difficulty.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 1:36pm EST

Edmonton, Canada Meeting - May 20, 2019 Afternoon

Unusual experiences that seem to come out of nowhere prompt the woman in this dialogue to seek John's perspective. What's happening and how can she live what she has newly awakened to in the busy-ness of her everyday 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

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_431_-_You_Are_Made_for_So_Much_More.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 3:10pm EST

Poleg Beach, Israel Event - November 2, 2018 Evening

Frustrated by a lack of understanding, this man feels he’s not getting the help he needs to connect with his heart and the honesty John speaks of. By way of a simple metaphor, John illustrates the way out of frustration into surrender. 

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_430_-_Freed_From_the_Burden_of_Your_Pain_and_Frustration.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:04pm EST

Tiruvannamalai, India Event - February 5, 2018 Morning

"I need to know more about my soul." So begins this finely detailed dialogue with John describing the soul, how it develops, and all that must harmonize to manifest its value in our life and 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

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_429_-_Manifesting_Your_Soul_in_Your_Life.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 7:01pm EST

Vienna, Austria Event - November 13, 2002

How could our relationship to food possibly reveal how we relate to people? This man has lived alone for many years and wants to know how to truly merge with another. Through the analogy of eating, John explains.

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


Gillingham, United Kingdom Event - June 9, 2014 Morning

Though the man in this dialogue has awakened to deeper levels of reality, he wonders how he can give form to what's immaterial. John describes how this deeper reality is made physical, awakening the brain and body to a multi-dimensional communion.

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


Rishikesh, India Event - February 25, 2019 Afternoon

How do you feed a hungry heart? A disturbing sense of not knowing how to give her heart what it needs brings a surprising answer from John, opening the realness and beauty of her deeper and higher 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


Poleg Beach, Israel Event - April 6, 2019 Afternoon

Experiencing intimacy in nature comes easily for the man in this dialogue, but not so in being with people, to say nothing of sexual intimacy. John describes the value of remaining in the intimate space that opens for him in nature, despite the sense of vulnerability he may experience in himself.

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 Event - April 22, 2018 Afternoon

What does it take to return to the genuineness of a child after years of covering it up? John describes the fundamental shift that, sustained, returns us to the sunshine at our core.

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


Munich, Germany Event - March 25, 2003

In life, we really have only this moment to be what we came here to be. Life will bring both great and small events from which we can learn, creating opportunities to realize and match our highest calling.

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


Rishikesh, India Event - February 14, 2018 Morning

'Why can't I enter life more fully?' The sense of isolation that comes from feeling like an observer in his life brings this man to ask for John's guidance in letting go of whatever is holding him back.

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


Rishikesh, India Event - February 10, 2018 Afternoon

"I'm haunted by my abusive past. How can I let it go?" John shows us how our beliefs are embodied in our nervous system, creating experience we make our reality. He shows how real healing doesn't come from understanding but from something much simpler: unconditional openness and softness of 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


Cologne, Germany Event - January 27, 2013 Afternoon

It's understandable to want more and more of something we love, but through the simple analogy of a loaf of bread and a crumb, John shows how it's being at home in nothing that we're able to come into and have everything.

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 - September 22, 2014 Afternoon

A question about resistance opens up the power of conclusions we've drawn that we didn't know the truth of, and how they keep us separate from what we really are. John describes their subconscious life as resistance, and how that can change.

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


Poleg Beach, Israel Event - November 2, 2019 Evening

What can you do when the 'monster' of jealousy appears, within? There is one thing and one thing only, John says, that takes it out at the root once and for all.

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_418_-_Jealousy_-_Your_Cue_to_Let_Go_of_Everything.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 3:15pm EST

New York, USA Event - November 4, 2015, Afternoon

John's core teachings refer to knowing, and being true to what we know. Here's an introduction to what he means by knowing, and what makes it different from understanding.

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_417_-_Inner_Knowing_-_What_Does_it_Mean.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

Rishikesh, India Event - February 25, 2019 Afternoon

The woman in this dialogue feels a powerful connection to her womb, as if it's the key to somewhere much deeper than her heart. John reveals the meaning of this profound resonance and the extraordinary knowledge she's touching into.

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_416_-_The_Wombs_Deeper_Meaning_-_Resonance_of_the_Beyond.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:39pm EST

Interactive Live Stream - February 14, 2021 Morning

"What am I looking for?" This questioner has been enjoying some rest from his search for liberation, but feels a familiar dissatisfaction beginning again. John's answer reveals how the search can end once and for all.

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_415_-_The_Search_for_Truth_Will_Never_Satisfy.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 11:00am EST

Interactive Live Stream - September 9, 2020 Morning

Experiences that challenge our familiar humanity can be, from John's perspective, portals into deeper levels of the body that reveal our origin beyond this world. A rare dialogue that opens up our real reason for being born, and our only life purpose.

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 Event - December 28, 2001 Afternoon

After great experiences of inner surrender, awakening and peace, why is it that distracting thoughts and emotions return? John reveals the way from a divided heart to one rooted in knowing and how that gives rise to nurturing thought and feeling.

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_413_-_Rooted_in_Your_Heart_Nurtured_by_Your_Thinking.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:33pm EST

Interactive Live Stream - December 13, 2020 Morning

Why should we treat others with fairness and kindness when they don’t treat us that way? John reveals how the surrendering of our sense of entitlement to love is a necessary desert that must be crossed before the embodiment of what we really are can be lived. 

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_412_-_The_Quiet_Walk_Into_Love__Crossing_the_Desert_Within.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:23pm EST

Interactive Live Stream - April 15, 2020 Morning

An underlying need for approval undermines this young man’s confidence, particularly when it comes to women he is attracted to. John reveals the source of this experience and shows him the way to an authentic, relaxed way of being in any circumstance.

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


Interactive Live Stream - January 9, 2021 Evening

Why does John speak of purity of heart as the finest jewel in all of existence? What makes it so rare, and what is its connection to our humanness? John answers a young woman's questions.

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_410_-_Purity_of_Heart_A_Heart_that_Shines_Under_Pressure.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 3:39pm EST

Interactive Live Stream - Winter Online Intensive - December 31, 2020 Evening

As part of a special New Year's Eve live stream, John responds to questions uppermost in our minds as we navigate the challenges and decisions facing us in our COVID-changed 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


Interactive Live Stream - March 25, 2020 Afternoon

In this extraordinary conversation, John describes the fundamental shift that is occurring in our lives right now, changing both our selves and our 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

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_408_-_The_Tipping_Point_of_Reality_A_Change_in_the_Universe.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 4:34pm EST

Poleg Beach, Israel Event - November 2, 2018 Afternoon

In this dialogue a man shares the difficulty of having social anxiety, a state that has him wanting to avoid social situations altogether. Revealing the true source of his anxiety, John describes how it's possible for him to replace the tension he experiences with joy.

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_407_-_The_Antidote_to_Social_Anxiety.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 4:25pm EST

Edmonton, Canada Spring Seminar - April 19, 2014 Afternoon

If our depth is natural to us, why is it we can't seem to stay there? It's all explained in this conversation: what the self is for, how we move beyond it, the limits of spiritual beliefs, and how real transformation happens.

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_406_-_Being_Love_Instead_of_Being_Your_Self.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 3:33pm EST

Poleg Beach, Israel Event - November 1, 2018 Evening

This man both loves and fears a space in which he loses interest in the world, asking himself how, in the midst of that, he will pay the bills? And what does John mean when he says "die before you die?" A reassuring, inviting dialogue about what we're really here 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_405_-_Die_Before_You_Die_-_Living_as_Pure_You.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 11:00am EST