Episode 99: Forrest Rivers – Spiritual Awakenings Through COVID-19 & Overcoming Alcohol Abuse

by | Jun 27, 2021 | Interviews with Leaders | 0 comments

“That’s the beauty about nature and its impact on one’s spiritual path. It’s all based off of direct experience without any kind of pressures or wants or expectations.”

-Forrest Rivers

Forrest Rivers is a writer, teacher, and speaker who splits his time between the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina and the Colorado Rockies. His personal journey of awakening began at the age of 30 on an awe-inspiring trip to Maui, Hawaii. It was there on that enchanted island where the profound healing power of the Earth spoke through to his heart and helped him overcome a difficult period of alcohol abuse. After returning home from that transformative experience, Forrest became interested in the spiritual traditions of the Far East and began to immerse himself in the teachings of Buddhist, Hindu, and Taoist mystics and took the pen name Forrest Rivers in honor to the Earth and her profound healing power. He is author of the book: COVID-19 and Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening.

Connect with Forrest

00:03:25 Welcome, Forrest!
00:05:41 How We’ve Dealt with COVID-19
00:10:48 Finding Our Awakening
00:18:00 Today Could Be Our Last
00:23:23 Using Alcohol As a Coping Mechanism
00:31:10 Moving Beyond Duality & Entering Non-Attachment
00:37:55 Living in the Flow of Life
00:45:06 Talking Aldous Huxley
00:48:42 Establishing Nuance & Transcending Dualistic Thinking
00:57:52 Honoring Our Spiritual Awakenings
01:02:15 Resources Forrest is Looking For
01:03:55 Forrest’s Life-Changing Book
01:06:29 Forrest’s Call to Action
01:08:48 Connecting with Forrest
01:11:03 Thank You, Forrest!

Forrest’s Life-Changing Book
“Be Here Now” by Ram Dass

Books Mentioned
“The 4-Hour Workweek” by Tim Ferriss
“A Year to Live” by Stephen Levine
“Daring Greatly” by Brené Brown
“Island” by Aldous Huxley
“Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley
“Brave New World Revisited” by Aldous Huxley

Additional Resources
North Caroline Blue Ridge Mountains
How Covid-19 has Accelerated the Use of Employee Monitoring | LinkedIn
Ram Dass – Here and Now – Episode 37 – Aldous Huxley
Episode #28: Scott Hilburn on The Mosaic Life Podcast
Conscious Living Media

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