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The Chance

Dianne Shaver

While everything is on hold, we are not. Our minds, our spirits, our energy is still working as usual. What’s different now is we are not rushing around and have the opportunity to pay attention in a way we usually do not. Given that, we can now begin to focus on what kind of world we want to live in and stop waiting to be told what that will be when this is over. We are all connected, not by actual contact, but by the fact that we all live on this planet. So, when we work together even on the level of thought, change does take place.

So, again, the question – what kind of world do you want to live it? Do you want a kinder more empathetic world? Do you want a world where every human is valued? Do you want a world based on integrity? Do you want a world where we use our gifts and talents? Do you want a world filled with creativity and innovation that works for all? Do you want a world where the most vulnerable are a common responsibility? Do you want a world that values the individual over money? Do you want a world where we are treated equally? Do you want a world where we support one another’s dreams and the right to be?

Obviously, that’s the world I envision. It’s clear we cannot continue as we have been. That’s one of the gifts of this time in quarantine. Again, I am not forgetting those who are suffering- those stricken and those who are caring for them, the frontline workers keeping our groceries and necessities coming. The caregivers and those who are providing essential services are all demonstrating the world I envision. Plus they are showing us what is possible when we care. It’s a very hard lesson, but if we learn it we do not have to go through things like this again.

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Every person who is caring for the ill – the doctors, nurses, technicians, those sewing masks, keeping the grocery stores open and stocked, driving the trucks that bring our food and necessities, delivering the mail, preparing and giving food to the homeless, paying employees when the business is closed, keeping the banks open and all of those who are doing similar things whom I may have not mentioned. They demonstrate what a world where we care for one another looks like. There is no reason that cannot continue when we come out of this. Ture, it will look different from what is going on right now but we cannot go back to the uncaring, dog eat dog world we had before all of this. Most of the time that attitude is cloaked in respectability and a smile and the right words, but the underlying commitment to only self and family and those who are like us is still there. I have seen people who are pillars of their community and their church spew hatred toward those who are different. This cannot be. Not if we want to survive as a human race.

Now is the time to decide what we want our culture to be. It’s not up to those in power. Change has always come from the bottom up and it has been small groups standing up for what they want that have brought every significant change. There was a saying – “what if there was a war and no one came?” We can change it to – “what if there was blind greed and cruelty and we didn’t buy into it, promote it or live it?” We do have that choice. We are not powerless. We have been told that we are but it is not true. The first thing we can do is to stop listening to “experts” and listen to our heart and what it is telling us and where it is leading us. No one can tell you what’s right for you but you. Doing that easy and small thing is the beginning of changing the world. Because from that place of truth we can do no harm, experience compassion and live a life that as meaning. And when we each do that it adds up to a changed world. We now have that chance.

Best wishes for creating a better world

Dianne J. Shaver, M.A.


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8 Wonderful years of hosting

Well if you told me that I would be doing podcasting hosting for 8 years already way back then, I would not have believed you.

My first show with Authentic You media was live and a disaster, but I prevailed 13 months of live podcasting, before going to my own network PLV Radio. That name changed 2 years later to Self Discovery Radio, then 3 years after that Self Discovery Radio/TV as I went into videos too. Shortly after that I changed it again to Self Discovery Media.

I have learned so much about myself, about human nature, about health, wealth, love and empowerment through the years that it inspired me to develop another platform to enhance my guest’s knowledge even further afield.

So two years ago, Self Discovery Community was blueprinted. Time always dictates when things should be ready to go further, and it took two years to find someone who would build a platform that could cope with the advancement.

It was meant to be ready for my 8 year anniversary on April 4th, but my developer is behind due to external pressures and working with someone who does not get technology.  ( as you can see by these sites I did myself)

So Discovering will come to pass soon, but as I promised to deliver this content by now, I have made a makeshift site to hold the content for now till the new site is ready.  Here you will find the platform of intent and invite, we are open for business and as Self Discovery Media merges with the community sites, it will be easier to find those wonderful Mentors with their services, and our inspiring guests who share their Why with us on their extraordinary life journeys.


So come to now and see what we are offering, and this will get switched over to Discovering HOPEFULLy by May.



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We are the leaders in our own life



Most of us are at a crossroads in life not knowing where to go or how to read the signs before us.

The journey forward is personal but also collective, the more we include those that can enable us the more cohesive and stronger the path will be. But who are the leaders that will safely guide us forward in our collective energy which will unite the world?

Can we turn to the leaders of today, the religious realm, the politicians, the governments and health sector, can we trust them to lead our mind body and soul? By my past experiences, the answer is a resounding NO.
Three things wrong with our leaders today, Ego, lack of integrity and their fear of losing control. They may start off with good intent, but the contamination of what has been before is just too deep and they cannot escape the sewage of economic greed that governs this world. It is time for a complete rebuild from the startup and with new principles that guides us and the new leadership has to be serving the individual in order to serve the collective. Help one to stand tall and you will help the world stand firm and strong.

No matter the advances we make in technologies innovations or cosmic awareness, we are as humans dumb. Fear, greed, insecurity and a longing to belong dictates our very way or life. We don’t care who gets hurt along the way as long as it isn’t us. We fear that we have to make a choice in our own lives because we are conditioned to follow like sheepeople blindly walking into slaughter without any accountability to our own lives. But when we don’t like the results, we sit there crying over how hard done by you are and blame someone else, never ourselves.

Collective conciseness is about knowing and being aware of soul, true connected self, heart, honesty and a desire to learn more to enable the world to unite in a belief (not a religion) but a faith in mankind to do the right thing for one’s fellow man and this wondrous world we live in. It is about standing up taking ownership to be willing to be vulnerable and trust, simple trust and extend the hand to another with care understanding and a desire to help them move forward into their own awareness and freedom.
When we had to count on each other for survival security and joy as a village, one took time to make sure everyone was in harmony because it served the whole village. Someone needed help the village was there, they shared in good times as well as bad and shared happiness in truth insincere joy also.

NO this is not pie in the sky idea, those that spurn this concept that is a big part of the problem. They have bought into it is all bloody miserable, so you can’t do anything about it so why try. Those people never solve anything because they have already given up and are as much dead weight at the ones that caused the problems. Just to sit there and spout what is wrong and how everyone is f—ked serves no one without a solution to the problem. No one wants to hear how bad it is but wants to know how to make it better, we are all very much aware of the wrongs in the world but how do we solve the problem without walking the same path as the leaders did?
Choices, free will belief, action, and commitment. It is all up to us. If we take ownership of our own thoughts, actions and beliefs, then we become a part of the solution. It takes YOU to make this a better world, not a world leader for you and the leader in your own life. You cannot complain if you do nothing to help out. Life living action is all about attitude. Do you believe in anything? do you do anything to make things better? Do you speak to hope? Do you think positive thoughts? Do you look to the brightness of life or do you buy into the misery? Your life is your choice, your action your belief, so if it is not living up to expectation then do something about it.

We are the leaders of the world, one positive person with belief and in commitment to take action and to make your day better by passing the good vibrations on. If we stand in our own truth, speak from the heart, speak with integrity, do not take things personally but do our very best to make our own lives a better place to live in, if we don’t judge or assume but listen and feel, we one by one make this a better world to live in.

It is up to you, are you a world leader in your own life? Are you a solution to your own problems, are you a person who is willing to give of themselves to help another? Are you a person who lives in belief? Are you a person who gives a dam? Are you a person who is willing to act on your belief and make your life better in order to make those lives around you better?
Simply put are you a part of the solution or the problem? Only you in your honesty can speak to this, and it is only your action that can lead to inner and outer balance, it is up to you, so what are you going to do about it? And when are you going to act on it?
You want to talk about it email me I would love to hear from you.
Good luck

Sara Troy 


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Sara’s List, asking OUT-LOUD for what I need to grow

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I recently interviewed Yuval of the book The List, where he says SHOUT it out loud so others know what you need. I am of the old school, it is suggestive hints, imply, but do not ask outright, this is a pattern I am trying to change.

I am always saying we are a village, we need to embrace our own divine gift of life and live from the inside out to serve our village and be strong as a unit. Each of us was gifted a skill, a talent, and knowledge that is our gift to share. When we discover that gift and allow it to be, we see why we are here and what we are here do.

So why do some of us find it hard to ask for help? Why do we not speak to our needs and invite others to guide us share with us and strengthen our calling? Do we not feel worthy of that kindness that belief in us?

It has been a very long journey for me to ask for help, but, here I am sharing my list so I can reach my next level in my meaningful purpose in life.

For those who may not know me, I run own and host an online radio station called, Self Discovery  I personally do up to 7 interview shows a week myself and have other hosts too. With 1800+ collective shows and around 800 shows myself, running this station is a full-time job. I am being paid in kindness and love, I love what I am doing for it gives me purpose while serving humanity, but we know that to grow one needs tools and other services so the material currency i.e money is needed to grow further.

This List is one that will support the station’s growth in serving more people by liberating their meaningful purpose and inner joy.  When we share in celebration those who have crumbled and fallen only to get back up to find that reason for living and serving mankind, we are offering their wisdom, their know-how and their tools that will help others on their own life journey.

EBook: We have an Ebook series that is written by our radio guests, each contributing a chapter sharing their wisdom that invites you to come back and listen to their shows with us.

So here I go, without apology, with confidence in the results and in the kindness and collaboration of my believers and with my gratitude we will grow and sustain.


  1. To refine realign links and glitches with tech help for our word press site.
  2. SEO help to reach more people with our shows, store and Ebook series.
  3. Expansion into other countries with new hosts
  4. Opportunities: Sponsorship of a show genre where we promote you on every show and show posting plus your own page and show on your company.
  5. Opportunity hosting: Guest hosting, do your own show and send to me and we take from there giving you a show posting with the audio to share around. Full time hosting is available too, your own show name, page and audio links.
  6. We currently have a subscription and donation platform, so if you wish to just support us to hire the people we need to expand, anything will be most gratifying and put to good use.

Links to Sponsorship page GO HERE


Links to show hosting. GO HERE

Ebook series info or to be a guest with us GO HERE

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Thank you for reading any ideas I would love to hear from you

Sara Troy