Monthly Archives: October 2016

Rabbi Ted Falcon on Open Conversations 10-16-16

Excited to welcome Rabbi Ted Falcon to this Sunday’s Open Conversations (10-16) on KKNW Alternative Talk 1150 AM, from 3-4 pm Pacific time. You can also stream the show live at I look forward to chatting with Rabbi Ted about the meaning we give life and living from a purpose centered place.

Read more about Rabbi Ted Falcon below and visit his website at


Through worship, teaching, counseling, and speaking, Rabbi Ted Falcon shares the spiritual gifts of Judaism, while appreciating that it is only one of the authentic spiritual traditions of the world. With gentleness and humor, he deeply affirms the integrity of each individual being.

With Imam Jamal Rahman and Pastor Don Mackenzie, he is one of theInterfaith Amigos. Karen Armstrong calls their “exuberant and courageous” second book, Religion Gone Astray: What We Found at the Heart of Interfaith (Skylight Paths, 2011), “an inspiration and example for all of us in these sadly polarized times.” Their first book is Getting to the Heart of Interfaith: The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi & an Imam (Skylight Paths, 2009). Their third book,Finding Peace Through Spiritual Practice (Skylight Paths, 2016), explores spirituality and interfaith dialogue as tools to help heal our personal wounds, societal injustices, and the environment. He is co-author with David Blatner of Judaism For Dummies and author of A Journey of Awakening: Kabbalistic Meditations on the Tree of Life.

Ordained in 1968 at the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Rabbi Ted served in Los Angeles as a congregational and then a campus rabbi. In 1975, he earned a doctorate in Professional Psychology, with research focused on the nature of meditative and mystical states of consciousness. Since then, his work has bridged the psychological and the spiritual, encouraging deeper integration for greater freedom of personal action and understanding.

The model for the meditative synagogue began in Los Angeles in 1976, after Rabbi Ted and a small group gathered for High Holyday meditations, born out of his need to explore this form of Jewish worship. He shared both meditative practices and teaching with that group, and in 1978 officially formed Makom Ohr Shalom, a Synagogue for Jewish Spirituality.

When he moved to Seattle in 1993, Rabbi Ted and his wife, Ruth Neuwald Falcon, founded Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue. He completed his final year as Bet Alef’s senior rabbi at the end of 2009 so that he could devote his time to writing, teaching, spiritual counseling, and interfaith work. He has the unique distinction of having been Scholar-in-Residence for two years at a Unity Church, Unity of Bellevue.

Karen Cleveland on Open Conversations 10-02-16 (archive)

Click here and select 10-02-16 to listen to an archive of this broadcast.

Great to have, animal communicator and healing practitioner, Karen Cleveland on the show. If you haven’t had a chance to listen here is a link to the 10-02-16 Karen Cleveland archive.


Animals have always been an important part of my life. Growing up we had the family cats and dog,and also had occasional residential visits by a horse, chickens, gerbils, fish, rabbits, chameleons and a kangaroo rat, but I never had anything more than a loving connection with them.  It was after several curious interactions with my animals and then  an attempt to find my lost cat with a radio pet psychic that I discovered an interest and talent in animal communication.

I studied at Communication with All Life University where I was able to discover my intuitive gifts and master them.  I then completed the advanced training program and studied with additional experts before creating my own classes and workshops to help others connect more deeply with their own animals and to help them create a better world for animals, both on a local and national level.

However my Energy Work started with Psych K in 2008, then onto Reiki as developed by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist monk, in the early 20th century.  I began Reiki with Rose De Dan, learning techniques for both humans and animals, and have since broadened my practice and have learned many forms of Energy Healing from many teachers.  I am continually learning new techniques as my goal is to help my clients in the best way possible.

I am a Religious Science certified Practitioner (RScP) and a current student in ministerial school at Holmes Institute.

I am also very dedicated to creating better lives for all animals and am a busy advocate to that end. If you or anyone you know has any questions about eating a plant-based diet or living an animal-friendlier life, please let me know!  I teach cooking classes and am a personal educator.

Fortunate to be born and raised in Seattle, I love the Northwest and all it offers.  I love that I can be at the ocean, in the mountains or in the dry, arid climate in less than 2 hours. I spend a lot of time with my family, friends and animal companions enjoying the beautiful NW.

I started a career in traditional healthcare over 30 years ago but have since discovered the power of complementary therapies and now focus on the various forms of moving and clearing energy. I love what I do and consider myself fortunate to be able to make a difference in the lives of others, especially when these lives are unable to communicate their needs to us directly.

Karen Cleveland on Open Conversations 10-02-16

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Excited to welcome, animal communicator and healing practitioner, Karen Cleveland to Open Conversations this Sunday October 2nd from 3:00 – 4:00 pm Pacific time. Tune in on KKNW Alternative Talk 1150 AM or stream the show live at


A lifelong love of animals led Karen Cleveland to mature her skills as an animal communicator and healer. Karen has worked with many pet owners, lovers and animal professionals to help improve relationships and create peaceful households. She helps with issues of behavior and health and can assist people when making end-of-life decisions with their animal.  In addition, Karen can help after an animal has passed to answer final questions or assist with closure. Karen Cleveland also teaches classes and workshops to help people connect more deeply with their own animals or, for those working with animals professionally, how to apply the same skills for a more productive appointment with their animal clients.