A Podcast to Align Ancient Wisdom with Modern-Day Action

Hosted by Heather Mizeur, Maryland’s best-known voice for progressive activism, Soul Force Politics is a podcast that teaches heart-centered mindfulness to strengthen our democracy and soften our political divides.  Our soul’s force for good in the world should guide our civic actions.

This podcast offers new tools and inspiration to build a social justice movement rooted in love.  Mizeur connects intimately with her guests, often with surprising revelations. Their conversations span a variety of topics that intersect at the crossroads of policy advocacy, spirituality, social justice, and community relationships.

Soul Force Politics teaches non-violent resistance, honorable leadership, and successful civic engagement.  It works to eliminate the illusion that we are separate by rejecting “Us” vs “Them” tactics in recognition that we are all connected as ONE. 

Profiled by National Public Radio’s “The Big Listen” As An Up-And-Coming Podcast to Add to Your Queue:

“The interviews are not your standard political fare because Mizeur isn’t your standard (former) politician”

025 — Alex & Allyson Grey: Psychedelic Mystical Experiences & the Expression of the Sacred in Visionary Art

Today’s show connects you to two extraordinary, transcendental artists that are world-renowned pioneers in showcasing the exploration of consciousness and use of psychedelics to influence the visionary art realm and the expression of the sacred. I go to New York’s COSM — Chapel of the Sacred Mirrors – to interview Alex and Allyson Grey in their personal art studios.

You truly must have a sense of their art to fully appreciate this interview. This is where the limitations of audio production can be challenging – so be sure to capture at least a passing view of a few pieces of their artwork that we have showcased on our website and/or the MizMaryland Facebook and Instagram pages.

Beyond the appreciation of Alex and Allyson’s other-worldly artistic talents, I have always perhaps most loved our conversations about consciousness, connection, and explorations of the sacred realms. Their views are very much in alignment with our mission at #SoulForcePolitics.

And a basic warning I should offer with this episode. We engage in an open-minded discussion of the impact that psychedelic medicines have had on the Greys in forming mystical experiences that have had a deep impact on their visionary artistic expression and world-view. I am aware that this can be a controversial topic for some listeners. I invite you to be open to a different perspective, as I have had my own shift in understanding how these medicines might be beneficial to some if undertaken with the right intention and under responsible guidance.

I always relish the role of being a thought leader and having the guts to jump into these types of conversations that can be controversial – and at the same time, this topic is very near on the edge of becoming more mainstream as just this week, New York Times best-selling author, Micheal Pollan has released his new book, “How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.”

So it’s time for us to start having this dialogue more openly in our communities. Artists and other creatives are often on the front-lines of helping us explore the unknown.

Thanks for listening and I hope that Alex and Allyson and I will open up new inspiration for you to be more creative, more revolutionary, and more willing to explore the depths of your own consciousness and sacred connections as a result of our conversation.

024 — Warren Berger, author of “A More Beautiful Question”

Today’s guest is former New York Times journalist Warren Berger, the author of the provocative book, “A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas.” Explore with us the power behind one of the most underappreciated tools –...

021 — Dr. Martine Rothblatt: A Genius Mind and a Noble Heart

Today’s guest is a truly remarkable genius, tenacious innovator, and creative problem solver. She also happens to be one of the kindest, most generous, and caring humans I have met. If you have never heard Martine Rothblatt speak of the many ways she has...

019 — Sarah McLachlan ~ “World On Fire,” Find Your Voice!

The melodious and angelic sounds of Sarah McLachlan's voice have sold more than 40 million albums, launched a successful women's Lilith Fair concert series, and garnered three Grammy's and twelve JUNO awards to honor her work. McLachlan has a knack for...

016 — U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) On How To Be a Good Mensch

Our guest today is Maryland’s senior United States Senator, Ben Cardin. He’s often referred to around the state as, “My friend, Ben.” While he has the common man’s touch – probably one of the most humble and approachable members of the elite U.S. Senate –...

012 — Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA)

Today’s guest is none other than the young man many are beginning to call “The next President Kennedy.” Representing the 4th Congressional District of Massachusetts is Joseph P. Kennedy III. This year, when the Republican leadership was bent yet again on...

010 — Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD) & Gun Control

GOP Congressman Andy Harris and Heather Mizeur have polar opposite world views, but in the aftermath of our country’s most recent mass shootings, Heather reached out to see if they could at least try to find some ways to break through the divide on gun violence,...

009 — U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)

A fearless and outspoken progressive Democrat, U.S. Senator Chris Coons also has the distinction of being trained not only at Yale Law School, but also its Divinity School. He is a wise scholar, a brilliant advocate, an astute policymaker, and a dedicated, humble...

008 — Robin Wall Kimmerer, Author of “Braiding Sweetgrass”

Our guest today is one of my favorite authors, Robin Wall Kimmerer, who gave us all the gift of her book, “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.” Elizabeth Gilbert, who you know as the author of “Eat, Pray, Love,”...

007 — U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) is one of the most respected and astute policy analysts and legislative thinkers on Capitol Hill.  In today's conversation, we connect with him on a range of policy topics and hear his prescriptions for how activists can move the...