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Episode 37: The Unexpected Gifts of The Contemplative with Chris Heuertz

Chris Heuertz has spent his life bearing witness to the possibility of hope among a world that has legitimate reasons to question God’s goodness.

Named one of Outreach magazine’s “30 Emerging Influencers Reshaping Leadership,” Chris is a curator of unlikely friendships, an instigator for good, a champion of collaboration, and a witness to hope, Chris fights for a renewal of contemplative activism.

In this episode, Chris illuminates three gifts of contemplative spirituality: an awakened sense of our true identity, an acceptance that everything belongs, and an ability to root ourselves in the gifts of community.


Find out more about Chris and his work by visiting GravityCenter.com.

You can also stream or download this episode and all other episodes in iTunes or at AshtonGustafson.com.


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LTMP Episode 16: Silence, Stillness, and Solitude with Phileena Heuretz

We are joined in Episode 16 at Let The Music Play Podcast with Phileena Heuertz of Omaha, Nebraska. An author, spiritual director, yoga instructor, public speaker and retreat guide, Phileena is passionate about spirituality and making the world a better place. Phileena has led contemplative retreats for a number of faith communities including: Word Made Flesh, World Vision International, Compassion International, as well as non-faith and interfaith groups in leading cities across the nation. She has spoken at a number of universities and seminaries including: Asbury Theological Seminary, Biola University, Creighton University, Eastern Nazarene College, Fuller Seminary, George Fox University, Hardin-Simmons University and Midland University; and conferences such as Q, Catalyst, Urbana and the Center for Action and Contemplation.

Working alongside Mother Teresa and living out a beautiful story that has developed a rare gift for communicating the dynamics of the spiritual journey, Phileena gracefully guides others toward personal growth, bringing harmony to the active and contemplative dimensions of life.

Our conversation in Episode 16 primarily revolves around both the need and the challenge of cultivating silence, stillness, and solitude into our modern lives.

For more information on Phileena, please visit her websites at http://www.phileena.com and https://gravitycenter.com/. You can also purchase her book, Pilgrimage of a Soul, by clicking here.

Lastly, you can download this episode and subscribe to Let The Music Play Podcast in iTunes by clicking here.

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