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  • Kara's new Voice Rising Show at Om TImes Radio made me hear my own voice in a new way and want to make room to strengthen and support it. I can't wait to tune in to more of the shows. Kara is intelligent, compassionate and guided by a strong, bright spiritual heart.

    Janice Manjeet Amrita Bisset, New Mexico, USA

  • Enjoy weekly conversations with leading luminaries, pioneering visionaries, poets, musicians, authors and sound healers on the big questions of meaning as we bring harmony to a world that has lost its tone. Discover how to lead a vibrant balanced life and heal humanity through sound consciousness. 

    If we wish to transform our relationship with ourselves, each other and our planet, we need to understand the role that our voice plays in shifting old paradigms and awakening to a vibrant life of pure presence.

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    Marc Allen - Empowering Visionary Voices

    Voice Rising radio show with Host Kara Johnstad
    May 10, 2021, at 11 am PST | 2 pm EST | 7 pm GMT 8 pm CEST

    The ultimate purpose of creating a visionary business is not to make money. It is to transform the world by doing what we love to do and what we need to do to bring about a new era of peace and prosperity. It takes courage and commitment to materialize dreams into matters that matter. It also takes a bit of playfulness and magic. This is where Marc Allen comes into the game. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Marc Allen, Author, Speaker, Teacher, and CEO of New World Library, as they talk about the role that our voice plays in manifesting our dreams.

    OMTimes Radio

    To discover more about Marc Allen, go to http://marcallen.com



    Valerie Gilpeer – Miraculous Breakthrough Frees Trapped Strong Voice

    Voice Rising radio show hosted by Kara Johnstad

    “I have been buried under years of dust, and now I have so much to say.”

    These were the first words twenty-five-year-old Emily Grodin ever wrote. Born with nonverbal autism, Emily’s only means of communicating for a quarter of a century had been through physical gestures, sounds, or a one-word response. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Valerie Gilpeer, author, attorney, and proud mom, as they talk about autism, communication, unconditional love, and the miraculous breakthrough moment where Emily finds her voice. Discover more about this mother-daughter team and their remarkable memoir, “I Have Been Buried Under Dust.” After over two decades of being trapped inside, Emily’s rich and creative interior life is finally revealed. A story of courage, persistence, and hope. Finally, Emily can share her deepest thoughts and feelings. Now a poet and university student of journalism, psychology, and creative writing, it’s impressive to see how Emily’s life has changed since she found her voice!

    To connect with Valerie Gilpeer go to https://valeriegilpeer.com




    Fred Matser – Glimpsing Beyond Infinity

    OMTimes Radio Show with host Kara Johnstad


    How does a human being continue living on earth after experiencing oneness? Exploring what lies beyond the bounds of his own thinking, Fred Matser had an unexpectedly profoundly moving experience that transformed his vision on life, death, and the human condition. Join radio host and voice master Kara Johnstad and Fred Matser, founder & chairman of the Fred Foundation and a leading Dutch humanitarian, in a heartfelt conversation on what lies beyond us. Explore together why many of us lose touch with ourselves and each other and how we can live successfully healthy lives. Learn how to tap into your intuition and inner wisdom. Explore the possibility of living our true nature of unconditional love collectively. Fred has been active in social and ecological transformation. He is the founder or co-founder of a wide range of charitable foundations that span health, environment, nature conservation, peace, and global change. Beyond Us, Fred’s latest book is a collection of essays that confront us with unpleasant truths about ourselves, acknowledging which is imperative if we are to heal and improve our lives.

    To discover more about Fred Masters, go to https://www.fredfoundation.org/




    Kevin Kortan – Healing the Heart, Healing the Voice

    Voice Rising Radio show hosted by Kara Johnstad
    Airing Monday, April 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM GMT / 8:00 PM CET


    You’re not alone, if you have ever felt self-conscious about your voice.. Whether speaking or singing, your voice is one of a kind. Yet many of us have been wounded when it comes to finding our voice and letting it ring and resound, speaking our truth. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and evolutionary yogi Kevin Kortan in a heartfelt conversation on the heart and its connection to healing the voice. Understand that your voice is ultra-sensitive to criticism. Cruel and careless comments can shut a voice down for years. Even performers with trained voices struggle with feeling “good enough.” Most of us even know when that zinger came that silenced us for a time. Rest assured, there is a way to heal your voice and heart from these wounds—Discover Sound Healing for your Soul with Kevin and Kara.

    To connect with Kevin Kortan go to https://evolutionaryyoga.com/




    don Miguel Ruiz and don Jose Ruiz - The Artistry of Being

    Voice Rising radio show with host Kara Johnstad
    Airing at OMTimes Radio - March 29, 2021
    11 am PT | 2 pm ET | 7 pm GMT | 8 pm CET


    "All human beings are artists, and as artists, we create a masterpiece that is the story of our life. In our story, we are the main character, the one who interprets and controls every movement and expectation. If you don't like the story of your life, as you are the author, you can change it. And that is exactly the challenge; to take control of our creation." don Miquel Ruiz.

    Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad, don Miguel Ruiz, renowned spiritual teacher, and internationally bestselling author of the Four Agreements and Totec Wisdom series, and son, don Jose Miguel, author, artist, and healer, in a heartfelt conversation on Toltec Wisdom, the value of the voice, and the importance of our stories and rituals in these changing times.

    To learn more about don Miguel Ruiz and don Jose Ruiz go to




    Phyllis Cole-Dai – Poetry of Presence

    OMTimes radio show VOICE RISING hosted by Kara Johnstad


    Mindfulness poems invite us to bring our whole self to whatever moment we’re in and truly live it. They encourage us to be more present, more attentive and compassionate, in the living of our days. They grant us a taste of being good enough, just as we are, in this world, just as it is. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Author, Poet Phyliss Cole-Dai, in a heartfelt conversation on the poetry of presence.

    How can we live more undefended lives? How may we embrace living more deliberately and consciously, opening ourselves to Divine Intimacy? Can reading and writing poetry be a path to deeper communion with our world?

    Especially in times of challenge, poetry offers us comfort. It expresses the ineffable – that which is beyond logic and linear thinking. It allows us to make friends with mystery.




    Erin Yu-Juin McMorrow – Grounded: Remember Who You Are


    Connect with the earth. Uncover your hidden paths. Reveal your value. Develop and deepen your creative flow. Remember who you are. And drop into healing. These are the words of Erin Yu-Juin McMorrow, one of the true voices of our generation. An earth advocate, author, and growth coach, Dr. McMorrow’s most recent book, Grounded, shows us how disconnected we have become from the natural cycles of life and how important it is that we not only listen to the signs but take action.

    Join in a heartfelt conversation with Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad Erin Yu-Juin McMorrow as they talk about restoring the feminine as an act of sacred responsibility. Returning to the cycles of nature as an act of love. Creating regenerative systems that celebrate the natural world of diversity, resilience, and abundance as an act of hope. Free your creativity and heal while we ground.





    Julia Cameron - The Listening Path

    Voice Rising radio show with Kara Johnstad

    Commonly referred to as “The Godmother” or “High Priestess” of creativity Julia Cameron, author of the explosively successful The Artist’s Way, is credited with starting a movement that has brought creativity into the mainstream conversation. From Eat, Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert to Alicia Keyes and Pete Townsend, to Dancing With the Stars’ Julianna Hough and Brandy, she has inspired millions of people to find a deeper connection to themselves by doing their Morning Pages each day. With her new book, THE LISTENING PATH: The Creative Art of Attention, Julia reveals how deeper, more profound listening can open a path to creative and personal transformation. Join Kara Johnstad and Julia Cameron in a heartfelt conversation on the rewards of listening. Discover how healing ignites creativity and creates connections that will resonate throughout every aspect of our lives. Fine-tune the quality of our voice through active listening.




    Zoë Beck: Storytelling Activist

    Voice Rising radio show with Kara Johnstad


    Like all science and all religion, all art is in its very essence the search for truth. The truth about the human condition and what it is like to live in a complex world is changing rapidly. Join voice visionary Kara Johnstad and best-selling award-winning author, translator, director, publisher, speaker, and activist Zoë Beck in a heartfelt conversation on why we love stories so much. Listen in as Zoë shares her own writing process with us.

    Discover how Zoë’s values and vision for a more just world led her to start the independent publishing house, CulturBooks, together with Jan Karsten. As an advocate for women’s voices and authors who have their own sound and something to say about our everchanging world, CulturBooks, gives voice to first-class, award-winning, exciting international literature from Europe, America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. In its short time on the market, it has won a myriad of awards. Whether she is writing, speaking, or empowering others, Zoë understands how important our voice is.




    Amy B. Scher – Discover the Truth About Depression and Reclaim Joy

    Voice Rising radio show with Kara Johnstad


    If you or someone you know has any form of depression—from feeling exhausted or blue to not being able to get out of bed—you are not alone. Our current approach to medicine and therapy doesn’t always offer all the answers. Yet you can release the root causes of depression and reclaim your inherent joy.


  • Barbara Borden - Keeper of the Beat

    Join voice master Kara Johnstad and Barbara Borden for a heartfelt conversation on the voice within, how the drums speak a universal language of love and joy. how  we  too can learn to talk to our drumBarbara Borden - Keeper of the Beat Barbara Borden’s music comes to her like a language from the gods an extraordinary and inspired master drummer. Barbara’s deep connection to [...]

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    Toko-pa Turner - A Place of Belonging

    Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Toko-pa Turner, author of the masterful book, BELONGING, as she shares with us her path as a dream weaver, mystic and founder of the Dream School.Toko-pa Turner - A Place of Belonging If you suffer from disconnection, outsider syndrome, feeling like you don't belong then listen in to Toko-pa shares her wisdom of dreams, stories, and the ancestral voices. [...]

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    Phyllis Douglass (Vox Angelus) - Singing the Language of Light

    [borlabs-cookie id="podbean" type="content-blocker"] [/borlabs-cookie]Join voice master Kara Johnstad and Phyllis Douglass (Vox Angelus) in a heartfelt conversation on how we can use sound to create a powerful, multi-dimensional energy field and reactivate dormant and multi-dimensional DNA. Phyllis Douglass ( Vox Angelus) - Singing the Language of Light Phyllis Douglass (Vox Angelus) is a [...]

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    Sharon Blackie – The Mythic Imagination

    [borlabs-cookie id="podbean" type="content-blocker"] [/borlabs-cookie]photo: GARY DOAK Alamy Stock PhotoSharon Blackie – The Mythic ImaginationIf women remember that once upon a time we sang with the tongues of seals and flew with the wings of swans, that we forged our own paths through the dark forest while creating a community of its many inhabitants, then we will rise up rooted, like [...]

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    Jonathan Goldman – The Humming Effect

    [borlabs-cookie id="podbean" type="content-blocker"] [/borlabs-cookie]Jonathan Goldman – The Humming Effect Join voice master Kara Johnstad and Jonathan Goldman, a pioneer in the field of harmonics and sound healing as they explore the effect humming has on health and well-being. Yes, your voice is the most extraordinary instrument on the planet and humming is one of the simplest and yet [...]

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    John Beaulieu - Human Tuning

    [borlabs-cookie id="podbean" type="content-blocker"] [/borlabs-cookie]John Beaulieu - Human Tuning Transformation begins with a vision. The word transformation means to give up our current life and create a new life. Having visions is a natural process of living. To heal and enhance wellness health we visualize ourselves strong, vital, and free of disease. When we visualize something we [...]

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    Hique Gomez - Remaking The World

    [borlabs-cookie id="podbean" type="content-blocker"] [/borlabs-cookie]HIQUE GOMEZ Remaking The World A prominent figure in the Brazilian artistic cultural scene, musician, composer, producer, and actor Hique Gomez joins voice visionary Kara Johnstad at Voice Rising for a heartfelt conversation on remaking the world. How can we tap into our creative instincts and design a new world? Where does the[...]

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    Jai Uttal – Bhakti Bliss

    Jai Uttal – Bhakti Bliss Jai Uttal is a Grammy-nominated sacred music composer, recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, ecstatic vocalist and a pioneer in the world music community. His eclectic East-meets-West sound combines influences from India with influences from American rock and jazz. A stimulating and exotic blend of multi-cultural fusion. Having traveled extensively in India, where[...]

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    Stewart Pearce – The Voice of Change

    Aired Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6:00 AM PST / 9:00 AM ESTStewart Pearce – The Voice of Change Aired Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 6:00 AM PST / 9:00 AM EST If you desire to change your life, or indeed the world, dare to get in touch with your signature tone and powerful voice. Explore the connection that voice has to charisma, magnetism, presence and clear communication. If you wish[...]

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    Celso de Carvalho - Art and Culture Can Change Our World

    Voice Rising Radio Show hosted by Kara Johnstad Airing on Thursday, August 29, 2019, 9:00 AM EST / 6:00 AM PST / 3:00 PM CEST (Berlin) Join voice visionary Kara Johnstad and Celso Carvalho, Bahian world-poet and composer, cultural entrepreneur and a conscious consumer activist for a heartfelt conversation on mobilizing creativity in the service of social and environmental justice. Celso de [...]

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