In this episode, Dr. Brad Miller talks about the epiphany of the "Aha" light bulb moment which will have a different approach to go 2023 Beyond Adversity Podcast.
He recently Interviewed Christine Malick in 2 episodes series where she told him some incredible stories which bring up related to this episode about an "Aha" moment in his life and talked about the seasons of light, epiphany, changes, and different paths toward life.
He shared stories about his life, from the time spent with his brother, happy, and sad moments, with his family, Christianity, and discovers the true meaning of these holiday seasons, Christmas, Three kings, Jesus, and many more.
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[00:00:40] And achieve your life of peace, prosperity, and purpose. This is episode number 234 and episodes 2 32 and 2 33. We had an inter interview series with a woman named Christine Malick, who gave an incredible story about how she had some transformation in her life. And we have [00:01:00] that interview there and we're gonna talk a little bit about that here today in reference to the things I wanna talk to you about, about this word epiphany.[:
[00:01:39] Caverns. A cave, a cave where people would go on tours. And that was his job. One summer, which was a great job. He lived near nearby where my folks live. The cave was nearby where my folks lived, a bit of a tourist attraction, and that was his. So my wife and my young kids went to visit him and went to go on the tour.[:
[00:02:19] We went deep into the cave and all the lights were turned out. , all the, all the irregular artificial lights which illuminated the caverns. You can see the stag tights and the stag mites, and all the different rock formations and the water rushing and so on. Turn all the lights.[:
[00:02:55] and star light. And we have little, the bulbs and bells and things [00:03:00] that light up in our houses, the illumination things on our televisions and VCRs or VCRs on our things like that data myself right there by saying VCR tonight. But you know how to talk about the things that are lit up around your house.[:
[00:03:42] Family or friends or anybody else. And then he did something that was pretty, pretty cool, his watch. He said, watch, he just said, watch this. And then he touched the dial of his watch, which is one of the, the early models of luminescent [00:04:00] watches, where you just touched the bottle and the dial would light up.[:
[00:04:32] it doesn't take much dark or it doesn't take much light to pierce through the darkness when there is total darkness. Now I mentioned that word epiphany, an epiphany in the Christian year. And I think most of you know that I'm a retired pastor, so I make my faith is Christianity and that's why I adhere to, and I'm gonna be teaching that from time to time in our discussions here and other faith-based things.[:
[00:05:21] We hear it a lot. We're hearing a lot in terms of what happened on January 6th, 2021. When the, and with the insurrection happened and people tried to, they attacked our gov, attacked United States government and tried to overthrow it. And insurrection happened. And for many people, that date triggers that.[:
[00:06:13] The 12 days of Christmas is actually from Christmas Day to June the sixth. and it's a time when the Christmas season was celebrated, the Birth of Christ, but has also indicated at that time that when the wi the, when the Bible says that the wise men or the magi came from the east to follow a star, to go to Bethlehem, where Jesus was.[:
[00:07:15] It's also called the Three Kings Day, but it says an in the indicator of the. They went now. Interesting. Interestingly enough June the sixth of 2023, which is what we're talking about here today, not only is the season with the Magi, we're following the star, it's also in the calendar full moon. So let's think about this.[:
[00:08:05] Bright blazing star, and they followed it to the stable, and that's what they followed. And they went there so they could pay homage to Jesus. And it says in the Bible, in Matthew two nine, when they heard of the king, they mean otherwise been set out. And when they went to the star, when they saw it rising until it stopped to replace where the child was, where the baby, Jesus.[:
[00:08:48] And so they saw the light. They followed the light, they were transformed by it. [00:09:00] And then they gave gifts of Golden Franken sense and meh and bad ho. And here's what's interesting. Here's what I want you hear today in Epiphany 2023 and having been warned in a dream not to return to hero, the heritage sent out there and the hero wanted to destroy the baby Jesus.[:
[00:09:48] Another way. They changed. They changed Now. that the epiphany has this religious significance. It has this Christmastime significance, the 12 [00:10:00] days after Christmas. And it has religious significance of the wise men traveling to see Jesus and the aha moment that they had. But there's also this sense, and you've heard this word epiphany used in sentences before, and people say, man, I had an epiphany.[:
[00:11:03] Here's what I want you to try to understand here today and what I want you to get here. last couple episodes we've had, Christine Mallek talked to us about her, her aha or her epiphany moment. She was involved with a terrible brutality of abuse in her marriage and it involved beatings and hospitalizations, suicide attempts, alcoholism, drug abuse bad stuff was happening to her, all the way up to the time that her husband attempted to murder her and shot her in the.[:
[00:12:00] If they do not choose, after they have their aha, they get the bottom moment to change. If for Christine, she changed and she became a great advocate. For women suffering from abuse, and she is, she's a speaker and a writer and leader has courses and I invite you to check around. In fact, she talks about her whole deal now is to be an advocate to ruffle some feathers and blow some minds, and she's doing a great job with that.[:
[00:12:51] A lot of people are putting that in their Google searches. How can I change? And I would share with you not only how can I change[00:13:00] the nuts and bolts of it, which I can teach you and others can teach you. But why? Why do you wanna change what's in it for you to change? what's in it for me to change?[:
[00:13:41] I don't like that. That was my aha. Hit me in the face moment. and I need to do something about it. If I do nothing about it, I was, that both the heart disease and the heart disease and the cancer will advance and it will probably [00:14:00] take my life eventually. And I don't want that.[:
[00:14:22] There are five and two now. Delightful, great kids, love them. But I could see their faces, like I get a little bit of an image of what they're gonna be like when they're 18 and 19 and 20 and graduating from high school and going on to college or whatever would happen to him getting married maybe, or other things in life getting careers.[:
[00:15:04] So I want to encourage you to change, but not just change because you think you. Argued, maybe if someone says you should, but to change because it's in your gut. You feel it, you gotta do it, and you gotta change. In order to change, you've got to literally go a different pathway in your life.[:
[00:15:52] Is over with, and I have to change. It's gonna mean some diet changes. I'm gonna get really serious about intermittent fasting and keto diet and some other [00:16:00] things like that. And I'm going to get my spiritual life together, be even more focused on journaling and on Bible reading and all my studies and in sharing with you.[:
[00:16:33] adult moments in their life. So I cannot go the same pathway. I'm going, I have to go. I have to change and go a different way. So that would mean lifestyle changes in my diet, my exercise, my mentality, my spiritual life, all to serve this different pathway. But I have to ratchet up the why in. And so for me I'm calling this whole new process and I'm going through Drop Dead Alive, and [00:17:00] I'm probably gonna start a new podcast called Drop Dead Alive dot com.[:
[00:17:20] But she broke out of it. I commend her for that. Here on the Beyond Adversity Podcast, we talked to a lot of people who've had made changes in their life and what we're all about here on the Beyond Adversity Podcast. TE is telling these stories, shine the light on them, and helping them be an inspiration for you to grow through whatever areas you go through and to come out your life.[:
[00:18:04] Disease, health related things. Some of the things I'm going through debt, financial related things. And then death, the end of life or maybe. Suffering from the loss of another loved one. Those things change us or they impact us, but sometimes they don't change us. If we allow ourselves to sink down low and be lost, it does happen.[:
[00:18:39] I want to help. The Beyond Adversity podcast is gonna be about telling you stories and teaching lessons learned and teaching lessons and helping to get through things. So your homework assignment for the DE for today is to what? Is to identify your. pain point, whatever is your [00:19:00] aha moment, the illuminated moment.[:
[00:19:20] What is made real? What about your life is made real that you have to change? So identify it, write it down. I'm gonna keep working on this from time to time when we get together here on our teaching lessons, our spiritual moments here on the Beyond Adversity Podcast for Dr. Brad Miller. It's my pleasure and privilege to serve you outta my.[:
[00:20:01] And prosperity and purpose, we're here for you. Go to dr. Dr brad miller.com. We love you. Take care. Have your epiphany moment, your aha moment, your light bulb moment, and now in 2023, leverage that pain to go home a different way next time. Good people. This is Dr. Brad Miller. Now go and do all the good that you can.