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 www.johnderuiter.com.

Hamburg, Germany Event - November 16, 2014 Afternoon

How can you release unconscious blockages in order to move freely in life? There is a way and it has nothing to do with 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_488_-_Moving_Past_the_Blocks_in_Your_Self.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

Hamburg, Germany Event - May 17, 2013 Evening

A constant sense of being in a fight with life and in his relationship is explored in this conversation. What's missing, and how can it be found?

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 Meetings - March 3, April 1 & 22, 2000

What is the purpose of the will? Is anger ever justified? Multiple participants engage in this illuminating dialogue about personal will and the potential for true being that exists in no longer needing to have 'your way'.

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_486_-_Freedom_of_Will_-_From_Your_Way_to_The_Way.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 4:21pm EDT

Edmonton, Canada Summer Seminar - June 29, 2014 Afternoon

How is a community formed if it's not moved by intention? A question about love opens a conversation about the oneness at the heart of real community.

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_485_-_Real_Community_-_A_Location_of_Oneness.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 12:43pm EDT

Event - March 27, 2014, Lage Vuursche, The Netherlands

Have you ever felt the victim of a broken agreement? John explains the difference between the hurt that comes with broken trust, and the emotional reactivity in becoming a victim. He exposes the core belief that lies beneath and keeps us dependent on others for our own happiness.

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_484_-_Your_Real_Deeper_Happiness.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 4:17pm EDT

Interactive Livestream - May 10, 2021, Morning

This conversation highlights the difference between awakening and full embodiment: the first is easily come by, but the second is rare and requires an unusual depth of character.

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_483_-_Embodying_Your_Awakening__The_Truth_Within_Made_Flesh.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 1:03pm EDT

Interactive Live Stream - July 13, 2020 Morning

A delicate and complex issue is opened up that goes to the heart of a family dilemma: is it right to prolong the life of a parent who doesn't always want to live? Who decides? John and the questioner deeply consider every angle together in search of real clarity.

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_482_-_A_Life_Support_Dilemma_-_Clarity_Moved_by_Love.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 3:17pm EDT

Edmonton, Canada Summer Seminar - June 30, 2000 Afternoon 

Meditation, spiritual traditions, mantras ... do they really work? As John explains, there is a living mantra, but you won't hear it in words.

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_481_-_From_a_Spiritual_Practice_to_a_Living_Mantra.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

Midnight Sky Outdoor Centre, Canada - November 6, 2021 Morning

A glimpse of a place inside that he knew as a child brings this person to a threshold he wants to cross. John explains what it takes to enter our deepest interior, the wholeness of what we really are.

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, Summer Online Intensive - July 1, 2021 Evening

A lively dialogue full of questions and answers, wrestling with the fundamental questions of what we are, why we're here, and how it's possible to be a pure being in a physical body.

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_479_-_You_A_Being.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

Edmonton, Canada Summer Seminar - June 27, 2014 Evening

What does it mean to be in a real relationship, expressing a pure sexuality? John describes what comes first for unseen levels of love to be made physical.

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_478_-_Together_in_Dearness_Simple_and_Pure.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:06pm EDT

Yehiam, Israel Event - September 14, 2014 Afternoon

"It's like letting in the most powerful truth virus." John explains what he means when he speaks of the calling, and what matters most in responding to its subtle, electromagnetic draw.

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_477_-_What_is_the_Calling.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 4:44pm EDT

Sydney, Australia Event - December 5, 2002

Despite the overwhelming fear that comes up in this person when she expresses herself, she takes the opportunity to talk with John to find out what's happening and if it 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

Direct download: JdR_Podcast_476_-_Openness_Replacing_Your_Fears.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 7:22pm EDT

Bad Meinberg, Germany Event - November 19, 2015 Morning

"While you’re in a body there isn’t an end to pain..." John explains why this is so, and shares the magical power in our own deeper levels that can transform the experience of pain to happiness and 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


Lage-Vuursche, The Netherlands Event - April 27, 2012 Afternoon

The thoughts and feelings generated in a busy daily life easily eclipse what's deeply known within the heart. What needs to change for that deep connection to be sustained in the midst 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_474_-_A_Self_of_Love_A_Self_of_Meaning_A_Self_of_Change.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 3:56pm EDT

Bristol, UK Event - June 2, 2006

John's description of the potential of the ego sounds very different from the way we usually think of it, and reveals its true place in the whole of us.

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_473_-_What_Makes_an_Ego_Lovely.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 8:12pm EDT

Cologne, Germany Event - January 25, 2013 Evening

A tender conversation on heartbreak, loss, and the ever-present availability of an unbroken, deeper-level connection.

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 - January 2, 2015 Evening

A demanding job that includes problem-solving and decision-making … and a new touch of love for something deeper. How is this going to change my life? John's response makes clear that this turning point is the beginning of a real, new 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_471_-_The_Most_Important_Turning_Point_of_Your_Life.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT

Interactive Live Stream - March 13, 2022 Morning

Though he can't understand what he is experiencing, the young man in this dialogue has the sense that he is onto something deeper within. We learn how it's sincerity that opens the beyond, within, and that no understanding is needed.

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_470_-_Opening_to_Deeper_Knowledge_-_Sincerity_Leads_the_Way.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Cologne, Germany Event - January 23, 2015 Evening

A heart problem has escalated into an ongoing fear of death for the man in this dialogue. John shows what the fear is really about and how to be free of 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_469_-_From_Fear_to_Love_-_An_Honest_Look_at_Dying.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 3:18pm EDT

Interactive Live Stream - June 28, 2020

Love. An eternal quality most of us have wondered about, longed for, wanted to be filled with. John describes what it is and isn't, and how we naturally return to it every day without even realizing. 

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_468_-_Love_-_An_Eternal_Quality_of_You.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

Amsterdam, The Netherlands Event - January 23, 2003 Evening

A deeper shift within has left this person feeling empty and confused in her life and relationships. John explains why it feels this way and what will support full integration.

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


Lage Vuursche, The Netherlands Event - April 27, 2012 Afternoon

This mother's wish to protect her baby son's purity from the world reveals what it takes to be the best kind of parent she can be, and how this establishes the foundation her child will need as he grows.

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_466_-_Parent_Your_Child_Parent_Your_Self.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT

San Francisco, USA Event - June 15, 2016 Afternoon

Are you ready to be your deeper truth? The person in this dialogue felt there were things he needed to do first, and now feels the pain of having made that choice. He and John explore what got in the way and how to move forward.

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_465_-_Beyond_the_Witness_-_Returning_to_Being.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 4:49pm EDT

Bad Meinberg, Germany Event - November 9, 2018 Afternoon

Powerful energies experienced in meditation are raising many questions for this person. Why does the experience come and go, and what effect will this fiery power have on his self and relationships?

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_464_-_Addressed_By_Your_Future_-_A_New_Species_of_Person.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

Hamburg, Germany Event - November 15, 2014 Afternoon

A tiny touch of awakening has landed in this person, but she's afraid it will never grow. Through the metaphor of caring for a little fruit tree, John shares the shift of attention needed for the tree to flourish, no matter what.

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_463_-_A_Tiny_Touch_of_Awakening_is_Enough.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

Poleg Beach, Israel Event - September 20, 2015 Morning

John chooses the image of building a stairway within to illustrate how we can move in the activities of life and remain connected to the deep we know. What matters most is honesty, and he explains why.

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_462_-_A_Stairway_that_Takes_You_to_the_Beyond.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 12:54pm EDT

Edmonton, Canada Event - September 15, 1999 Afternoon

What does John mean when he refers to consciousness as "liquid intimacy?" This conversation takes us deep inside the traps and opportunities for consciousness to realize itself in the context of form, the only place it can happen. 

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_461_-_Liquid_Intimacy_-_The_Flow_of_Consciousness_In_Form.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 3:22pm EDT

Seattle, USA Event - September 22, 2017 Evening

In this busy world of computers, phones and increasing technology, how can we listen to the heart and stay committed to inner truth? John shares a tiny shift in relating that makes it easy in the midst of any kind of 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_460_-_True_to_your_Heart_in_a_World_of_Technology.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

Edmonton, Canada Event - February 27, 2017 Evening

A rich and unusual dialogue on the subject of love, death and real humanness. We’re shown the fineness of the thread that can change our destiny, and what it is that stays with us after we die.

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_459_-_Deeper_than_Human_-_What_Remains_After_Death.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

Seattle, USA Event - September 23, 2017 Afternoon This conversation is a simple introduction to the basics of John's teaching, including a question for John about his own journey. In it, he describes how he returned to what he knew without any understanding: in his own words, "not even a clue."

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_458_-_Beyond_Ideology_-_The_Fundamental_Truth_of_Beingness.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 11:34am EDT

Munich, Germany Event - November 4, 2013 Afternoon

A decision taken in childhood that it is not safe to love is opened up in this dialogue. John reveals the mechanism and the role of emotion in its creation, and we discover how the whole structure can transform.

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 - January 12, 2014 Afternoon

In this conversation John describes the effect on our subconscious selves of a lifetime spent believing what we don’t actually know to be true. He reveals the way forward, from the darkness of false belief to the creation of a self of light. 

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_456_-_Beyond_the_False_Light_of_Illusory_Belief.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 4:19pm EDT

Poleg Beach, Israel Event - September 11, 2014 Afternoon 

Responding to a question about how consciousness and unconsciousness become one, John describes how realization, or its lack, forms the basis of our reality. A reality governed by experience or by what truly nurtures and satisfies us. 

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


Bristol, UK Event - September 12, 2000 

In response to a person who sees that her sexuality has deeper roots than anything she’s experienced, John explains what sexuality is really for. He describes the subtle, extraordinary capacity of our deeper sexuality to give access even into the universe.

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_454_-_The_Integration_and_Healing_of_Your_Sexuality.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 2:10pm EDT

Interactive Live Stream - November 2, 2020 Morning

“Something is wrong …” The woman in this dialogue began questioning her reality and it has left her feeling very disturbed. John explains why this made her see the world differently, and how to live and move forward from a deeper balance.

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_453_-_Being_Okay_in_a_World_Thats_Out_of_Balance.mp3
Category:Spoken -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT