Episode 075: Manifesting Your Inner Freedom, Outwardly with the "Naked Pastor" David Hayward

59:32 · 2018

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http://spiritualentrepreneur.libsyn.com/episode-075-manifesting-your-inner-freedom-outwardly-with-the-naked-pastor-david-hayward

In this episode, Devi chats with David Hayward about David's journey from pastor to blogger and cartoonist and how to manifest your inner freedom, outwardly. David left the professional paid clergy after almost 30 years of ministry and has created a successful career as a cartoonist, writer, and blogger of the well-known blog, the nakedpastor.  And, in case you are wondering - "the Naked Pastor" does, in fact, wear clothes.  It is not about being physically naked, but rather being fully seen for who you are. David is passionate about how people can find and follow their own spiritual path with courage and joy, as well as in how people can freely gather and form community in healthy ways.

Devi and David discuss:

The human desire to be free
David’s winding journey through ministry
What drew David into ministry, to begin with
The dream that David had in May of 2009, that led him to leave the ministry
What divides us from seeing oneness
How David made the big transition to leave the ministry
The pressure to stay in the church
Dealing with the beliefs that you have when you leave the church
The trauma of learning to live in the “real world” post leaving the church
Losing your faith without losing your mind
Making the leap into a new vocation that has deep meaning
David’s 21 year long daily cartooning practice
How David created and grew his successful blog, the Naked Pastor
The spiritual practices that David does on a regular basis to open up to his creative work
The power of daily perseverance
How to unify our global perspectives & language around God
Where the problems begin in communicating about God
The layer that transcends our differences
The bridging power of metaphor and story
Bridging conflicting ideologies in the world with the current political climate
Speaking truth with compassion
Spiritual practices to increase empathy
Dealing with blocks to your creativity
The need to manifest our inner freedom, outwardly
How to deal with the fear of stepping into something new and expressing yourself creatively
How to deal with “haters” online
Remembering that “it is about the work”
When to “block” someone online
To niche or not to niche
What is most creatively inspiring
The importance of doing your creativity every day
You can’t keep putting out something of value into the Universe, without a positive return in time

and more…

More about David:

David Hayward is the founder of the Naked Pastor blog and has over 30 years professional pastoral experience. 

David was baptized Anglican as a baby, came to faith in a Baptist church when he was a teenager, changed to Pentecostal in his late teens, married another Pentecostal named Lisa, was ordained Presbyterian, pastored a Vineyard church, went Independent, and planted others.

He has a Masters in Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, as well as a Diploma in Religious Studies and Ministry from McGill University in Montreal.

In 2010 David left the professional paid clergy after almost 30 years of ministry. He is passionate about how people can find and follow their own spiritual path with courage and joy, as well as in how people can freely gather and form community in healthy ways.  He helps people deconstruct without the self-destruct. He helps people lose their

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