Podcast 57: Loveable with Dr. Kelly Flanagan

LTMP Flanagan

Dr. Flanagan is a clinical psychologist and a father known to millions for the letters he writes to his children and shares on his blog.

On March 24th of this year, Kelly released his latest book entitled Loveable: Embracing What Is Truest About You, So You Can Truly Embrace Your Life. Loveable is written to the little one in each of us, who is all too ready to be reminded: you are enough, you are not alone, and you matter.

In Loveable, Dr. Flanagan reveals the core insight gleaned from his years of clinical work: you are here for a reason, yet you cannot truly awaken to it until you have first embraced your truest, worthiest self and then allowed yourself to be truly embraced by others.

Weaving heart-warming storytelling, gentle insights, and the wisdom of Dr. Flanagan’s Christian tradition—including his belief that we are all “the living, breathing bearers of the eternal, transcendent, and limitless Love that spun the planets and hung the stars”—these pages invite you to remember the name you were given before all other names: Loveable.

You can stream or download this episode and all other episodes of Let The Music Play Podcast in iTunes or at AshtonGustafson.com.


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Make a list of things, beliefs, circumstances, or scenarios that you are currently tolerating.

Maybe it’s 10 things.

Maybe it’s 100 things.

Take your time…get creative…pause to hear ..really look in every nook and cranny of your life.

Now look at this list.

Is this list serving you?

Is this list enlarging you?

Is this list freeing you?

It’s time to cross things off the list.


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Allow me to reintroduce your self.










Take some time to simply sit and be with these realities before you attempt to believe them.

We tend to taste before we see.

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Turning over a new leaf…

My twenties taught me a lot. Mostly they taught me how not to do life, relationships, and business. They taught me that ego is the problem. And they taught me that the same place that holds the ego is the same place that holds the Divine Spark that is universally installed in all of us. I don’t regret them at all. Without them, truly, I would not have found the Spark that led me to the Light. We fail forward and we fall upward. And the process repeats itself over and over.

Now into my thirties, it appears Life/Love/God is teaching me how to grow old and how to grow into and with wisdom. This non-linear, open-ended path comes with endless depth and wondrous width. Wisdom always offers a never-ending story in lieu of something that only happens once upon a time.

So it’s time to turn over a new leaf, slip on a new pair of shoes, swap out the clothes in the closet, and have my eyes checked for a new pair of glasses. I’m speaking in terms of metaphor here for the core values, priorities, and intentions I want lead with.

Starting to soulstorm below…..I will report back soon with the instruments for the new symphony.



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It isn’t what we see…

…It’s how we see what we are seeing.

We typically don’t see things as they are…

…We tend to see things as we are.

Inside of us there’s a lover and there’s a wolf.

Which one are you feeding?

Which one have you handed your eyes over to?

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