Dr. David Levy - God’s Wisdom Freshly Revealed
Life Lessons

Life Lessons

April 18, 2019

Do you want to be loved? Are you pretending to be someone else? If so, you are in good company. What do you do when a crisis arises? How do you handle stress? What happens when you get angry with God? How do you pray when you don't feel like it? Does quoting Bible verses work for stress? Does God want to walk with you and comfort you in distress? How does suffering allow you to bring God into your problems? Why do some people feel entitled to a better life? Do you try to control too much in your life? How can you have more joy? How can you reframe your problem into a learning experience?

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Relationships and Reconciliation

Relationships and Reconciliation

April 4, 2019

Bad relationships can make you sick. With the best of intentions I was trying to make a relationship work and it ended badly. She was understandably angry and I felt manipulated. But don't stop at the breakup. There is much to learn from our mistakes. How does people-pleasing set you up to make poor decisions? How easily are you manipulated into staying in bad relationships? After a breakup - can you forgive? Who gives you advice about your relationships?

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Where Do You Go For Comfort?

Where Do You Go For Comfort?

March 22, 2019

AUDIO Podcast. Video at https://youtu.be/sRG9y3pFPio

Creature Comforts. Comfort Foods. Even in the womb we seek comfort and continue throughout life. From the time we wake up in the morning until we go to sleep we are very interested in our personal comfort. Does God want to comfort you? Are you looking to find comfort in screen time, movies, social media, sweets, food, an addictive person, gambling, money, shopping, work, exercise and many others. Not all comforts are bad, but any comfort can hinder your spiritual growth. Many people want God to comfort them but are unable to receive comfort from God. Why? With personal examples, Dr. Levy shows what it looks like to seek comfort apart from God and what it looks like to allow God to comfort you.
Recorded from My Therapist Sez with Host Dr. Don Welch LMFT. www.enrichingrelationships.org

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Is Envy Eating Your Lunch?

Is Envy Eating Your Lunch?

March 8, 2019

Are you aware of how envy affects your relationships and steals joy from your life? Envy is a joy robber that needs your attention. 2017 New Zealand Conference 3. Hebrews 12:1-3. 2:00 Luke 8. Jairus' Daughter. 09:45 Jesus claims Priesthood is no longer needed to forgive sins. 11:50 We don't want a Messiah like this. 21:09 Envy. 21:20 Building a wild animal trap. 23:43 My younger brother is a genius. 26:30 Envy sees the beauty and wants to diminish it. 31:15 We compare our inside with someone else's outside. 33:00 Envy is the oldest sin. 44:44 Anti-Envy declaration and blessings.

YouTube Video of this talk available here 

https://youtu.be/ZpAp3qN45ZA

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Disappointment with God?

Disappointment with God?

February 19, 2019

Are you disappointed with God for something in the past? Unanswered prayer? Relationship failure? Do you have trouble believing God is good? It is worth reframing events of the past and rekindling hope. Audio from 2017 New Zealand Conference Video 2. Video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/sd1hmRO76AU
John 8 Woman caught in adultery. 7:30 Covering shame. 7:50 Joy depends on treatment of weakness. 10:30 Rick and Rita home birth tragedy. 17:30 Parents often withdraw their love as a behavior modifier. 19:00 You will grow from suffering. 21:30 Disappointments with God are obstacles to relationship. 23:15 My circumstances affect my feelings, but do not need to control me. Circumstances do not determine God's love for me. 24:15 The pain of singleness. 27:45 We seek comfort but we often forget to grieve. 31:05 Jesus understands how you were set up to fall. 34:37 Self-pity feels good in the moment, and it seems free and justified, but you won't like the cost. 36:57 Renouncing vows and agreements. 38:00 God why? 39:15 We expect an apology when offended. 49:53 Forgiveness is not reconciliation.

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Dr. David Levy Podcast - God's Wisdom Freshly Revealed on:
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Being an Older Brother Isn’t Easy

Being an Older Brother Isn’t Easy

January 23, 2019

Younger brothers who take short cuts usually irritate older brothers who do not. We can empathize with the Elder Brother as he comes home to an unwelcome surprise. His younger brother is being celebrated at a party after losing the entire inheritance.  How are you at celebrating those who have made mistakes? While we can relate to the brothers shame and struggle, we can learn much from The Father. Story is found in Luke 15.

I concluded this message with an Imagination Journey that is not found on this recording but  "The Elder Brother Comes Home" Imagination Journey/Meditation can be found under "Imagination Journeys" on Dr. David Levy App or on YouTube at:

 https://youtu.be/G3y4U-SQxWk

Resources:
Dr. David Levy Podcast - God's Wisdom Freshly Revealed on:
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God, The Brain and Sexuality

God, The Brain and Sexuality

January 7, 2019

How does the brain process sexual attraction? Do you consider God in your sexuality? Can sexual video games affect you spiritually?
Audio From My Therapist Sez video presentation which includes research references. 

Video of this talk is here: https://youtu.be/1K_oN2VxrC4

Resources:
Dr. David Levy Podcast - God's Wisdom Freshly Revealed on:
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https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dr-david-levy-gods-wisdom-freshly-revealed/id1403541244?mt=2

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My Therapist Sez hosted by Dr. Don Welch LMFT. http://www.enrichingrelationships.org/donald-welch/

 

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Lost Sheep?

Lost Sheep?

December 20, 2018

If you had one hundred $1 bills and one was missing, would you leave $99 on the table and go look for your lost $1?  What kind of crazy shepherd is this?

Luke 15 Parable of Lost Sheep, coin, son. 

At the conference, I did an imagination meditation involving picturing yourself as a sheep and allowing The Shepherd to come find you and put you on his shoulders and take you home. You can find the meditation here: 

https://youtu.be/GA_CeO7v4ZM

App on iTunes or Google Play under Dr. David Levy has this and other meditations under the category, "Imagination Journeys"

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Overwhelm 2: The Problem Sandwich

Overwhelm 2: The Problem Sandwich

December 2, 2018

Are you able to quiet yourself or do you need constant stimulation? Is the focus always on you? Relationships are more difficult when the goal of your conversation is agreement.  Questions from the audience on stress, shame and imagination.

Marriage class on relationships.  

1:30 Quieting  3:40 The goal of conversation. 7:35 Problem Sandwich. 11:25 Question about relational stress. 14:30 Question on Shame. 16:40 Question on False Self. 17:55 Imagination and Faith

Many insights on quieting, problem sandwich and shame adapted from talks on relational brain skills given by E. James Wilder Ph.D. His resources are available at:

www.thrivetoday.org

www.lifemodel.org

www.lifemodelworks.org

www.deeperwalkinternational.org

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Breathing and imagination meditations on website www.DrDLevy.com.

App store or Google Play have Dr. David Levy App which also has these resources for iPhone or Android. 

Are You Overwhelmed?

Are You Overwhelmed?

November 26, 2018

Why do we get overwhelmed? What erodes your emotional reserves? Do you know when you are approaching overwhelm and about to blow? Emotional fatigue and physical pain push us to a point where conversation becomes fruitless.  What to do when you recognize you are not connecting? Appreciation is a tool that can help you get back on track.

2:30 Overwhelm 14:30 Relational Circuits. 18:00 Anxiety is in the future. 19:00 Brain chemistry of prayer. 

Many insights on overwhelm adapted from talks on relational brain skills given by E. James Wilder Ph.D. His resources are available at:

www.thrivetoday.org

www.lifemodel.org

www.lifemodelworks.org

www.deeperwalkinternational.org

Relational Circuits concept and checklist developed by Karl Lehman MD and detailed in his book Outsmarting Yourself. www.outsmartingyourself.org.

http://kclehman.com/

Geyser at Yellowstone National Park. Photo by David Levy 

Breathing and imagination meditations on website www.DrDLevy.com.

App store or Google Play have Dr. David Levy App which also has these resources for iPhone or Android.