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The Positive Principle

93 EpisodesProduced by Max Ryan & Polly WirumWebsite

Join former hairstylist turned spiritual teacher Max Ryan and recovering hippie mom turned psychic Polly Wirum as they laugh, share and discuss life principles and practices that hopefully make life a more interesting and satisfying ride. Anything from tarot to true spiritual enlightenment, each sho… read more

93 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

What's a "Meat Suit"?

May 4th, 2021


On today's show we share how Polly filmed a psychic reality TV show in Alaska and what that entailed and then we discuss a term that is often used in …

Is Meduimship Real?

April 1st, 2021


On todays episode we uncover what many people suspect...

Is Meduimship REAL?

Can we really talk to the dead?

Are there charletans who are capitalizing on people's pain?

How do we do meduimship?

All this and cats and …

Do We Need to Thrive?

March 25th, 2021


Today we talk about how in the "new age" self-help world you are always encouraged and even forced to not be satisfied with things the way they are. You are meant to move beyond existing and into THRIVING. Today we talk …

The Akashic Records with Dr. Linda Howe

March 9th, 2021


We are thrilled to have a very special guest on the show today, Dr. Linda Howe!  We know that you will learn SO much from Dr. Howe and the Akashic Records. This is an in-depth and informative interview that will help …

What is a Spiritual Crisis?

February 17th, 2021


Do you think you have had or are having a spiritual crisis?

Many times a spiritual crisis is masked by an emotional or even physical crisis. We have …

Psychedelics & Spiritual Development

February 9th, 2021





and more...

Many people have used psychedelics to further their spiritual and psychological paths. Today we talk about this and if …

Are You Brainwashed?

February 3rd, 2021


We are BAAACK!!

That's right for the last few weeks we have been doing the show LIVE on the HAPPS platform. Well we have discovered a way to record the audio so that you can listen this way also. Woohoo!  We are …

2021 Onward & Upward!

January 4th, 2021


Happy New Year!

On today's show we talk all about 2021 and what we have learned, what we want to intend and how we are moving ONWARD & UPWARD! 

Participate in the show LIVE on Tuesdays at 12 noon ET/ 9am PT on Happs!

The Power of The Solstice & Christmas

December 21st, 2020


On a special edition of the show we talk all about the winter solstice this year and how it is very different. So different in fact that it hasn't …

'Tis The Season of Giving...Too Much?

December 14th, 2020


We know that the holidays are a time of GIVING.  There is so much commercialization of it and most of us agree that it's a concept that has kind of …

Are There Real Universal Laws?

December 7th, 2020


We hear about "Universal Spiritual Laws" all the time

The Law of Polarity

The Law of Gestation

The Law of Deliberate Creation

The Law of Attraction

Do You Need to Be Grateful to Deepen Your Spiritual Path?

November 30th, 2020


This week we are talking about gratitude. Of course we all know that gratitude is a big buzzword in spiritual circles. We are taught that in order to …

Dealing with Astronomical COVID Numbers

November 23rd, 2020


This week we are talking all about the 250K elephant in the room.  The astronomical numbers of COVID in the USA is almost numbing. Many of us have been victims of the virus, many of us know someone who has been and …

How to Share Your Voice in a Respectful and Constructive Way

November 16th, 2020


We all have times in our lives when we want to express our opinion or our feelings, but for many reasons we do not. That can be fear on any level or an apathetic feeling of resignation. Either way, expressing ourselves …

Fun Times!

November 9th, 2020


One of the highest vibrations that helps us on our spiritual path is the feeling of FUN! And who couldn't use some fun in their lives?! 

Today we …

Projecting Our Fears

November 6th, 2020


In a more psychological show, we talk about how the ego projects our fears outward onto others in order for us to remain stuck. Of course this is all …

It's Election Day!

November 4th, 2020


We tape our show on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So it happens that we were taping on election day... Instead of ignoring it, we decided to address what we are going through personally and how there are so many spiritual …

Election Special

November 2nd, 2020


In this special edition of the show we talk all about the US election coming up tomorrow. 

We wanted to address this because politics affects all of …

Happy Halloween!!

October 30th, 2020


EPISODE NOTE: The taping of this show was fun! When we went to edit it it was mysteriously cut in 2 sections. We never stopped the recording and we never started it. It just mysteriously cut stopped and started …

Changing the Outside

October 28th, 2020


One indicator that we are moving along our spiritual path is our lessening of needing to control outer events, situations and outcomes. 

We want our …

From Nothing to Everything

October 26th, 2020


As most of our listeners know, sometimes we do shows on the fly to keep us fresh and have some fun! 

This is one of those episodes. In the episode …

Dealing with Age

October 23rd, 2020


Whether we are young or old, we all deal with age. Age has it's benefits and it's drawbacks, but how we perceive and deal with it is up to us. For …

Prayer Works

October 21st, 2020


On a recent visit to Sedona, Polly got to visit a sacred site that was dedicated to peace and prayer.  Today we have a short talk about prayer and …

There is a Solution

October 19th, 2020


The road of this life can be full of challenges and problems. One of the most common reasons for people wanting to walk a spiritual path is to deal …

Breaking Free of Patterns

October 16th, 2020


As we walk through our lives we create patterns of behavior. These patterns can serve us or they can keep us stuck and away from our true inner …

Who's Haunting Polly?

October 14th, 2020


Very randomly, we have discovered that Polly has a spirit in her home in Arizona. She hadn't talked about it on the show before and she hasn't tried …

Plants Lives Matter!

October 12th, 2020


Our connection to nature and especially to plants is more powerful than most of us are aware. 

On today's episode, Max brings up an article where an …

Are You a Spiritual Warrior?

October 9th, 2020


On Today's show we address a seeming contradiction on our spiritual path; Can you be a spiritual warrior?

Is being a warrior spiritual?

Do we need to be vigilant on our spiritual path?

Is there a place for 'working" …

Be Your Own Psychic!

October 5th, 2020


Do you know when to reach out to a psychic for help?

Is it possible for you to sense feel or predict things for yourself before you go to a psychic? YES! 

In this episode we talk about how we all have the ability to …

Precious Life: A Sensitive Talk About Suicide

October 2nd, 2020


On today's show we talk about a sensitive subject that we as a society tend to shy away from; suicide. 

On the anniversary of Polly's brother taking …

It's About Time!

September 30th, 2020


Is time real or is a construct that we have created?

Is time something that can help us?

Does time keep us stuck? 

We tend to either be future oriented or past oriented and where does that leave the NOW? Time is …

Are You Ready for a Miracle?

September 28th, 2020


Have you experienced miracles in your life?

Are miracles only reserved for the special among us?

Do miracles occur naturally?

All of these questions and more are what we discuss today on the show. The subject of …

Are Angels Real?

September 25th, 2020


Today is the very first show that we dedicate exclusively to talking about Angles.

Do you believe in Angels?

Have you had angelic experiences?

Do you think that angels help you in your life?

Max shares a couple of very …

Accepting What IS: The Inspirational Story of Domonic Corradin

September 23rd, 2020


What a VERY Special episode this is! 

On our break, Polly went to the Grand Canyon to do some "glamping" . The trip was a little less than …

Transforming Heartache to Healing

September 21st, 2020


We all go through devastating heartache at the end of relationships; relationships with partners, friends, jobs etc...

On today's episode Polly pulls …

Good News Friday

September 18th, 2020


We are inundated with bad news all the time and the fact is that there is MUCH more good news going on than bad. Today we want to spread some of that good and positive news to brighten your day and help you to invite …

What Lens Are You Looking Through?

September 16th, 2020


When it comes to our true inner peace everything comes down to how we are perceiving the world, ourselves, situations and others. 

Today we talk all about how we have the ability to connect with the Truth rather than …

Rebooting & Starting Again

September 14th, 2020


We are so excited for our SEASON 2 PREMIERE!!

We have missed you and connecting here and today we are approaching the subject of starting again or rebooting any area of your life.

There is so much energy in starting …

THE BEST OF SEASON 1: Angels of Commitment

September 11th, 2020


Do you have a problem with commitment?

Do you want to commit yet you don't follow through?

Have you been in a place where you have thought you …

THE BEST OF SEASON 1: This is a Tough Decision

September 9th, 2020



Today we welcome back Polly to the show and she has a great topic to chat about.

How do we make a "clean" or positive …

THE BEST OF SEASON 1: Who's Hiding in the Basement?

September 7th, 2020



On today's show we talk all about what do we DO with the messages that we get from Spirit?

The fact is that we are getting messages from Spirit ALL the time even if we are not consciously …

THE BEST OF SEASON 1: Having Difficult Conversations

September 4th, 2020



Do you need to have a "difficult conversation"?

In our most personal show yet, we reveal that we had to have a …

THE BEST OF SEASON 1: Who's Haunting Max?

September 2nd, 2020



Wow!!  What a show THIS IS!

Today, Polly wants to talk about how those from the other side communicate with us and how …

THE BEST OF SEASON 1: To Mask or Not to Mask

August 31st, 2020



Do you wear a mask?

Do you choose not to wear a mask?

Right now in the US there is a division. Of course there is... Today we are going to begin to breakdown the division between those who …

Dark & Light Energy

August 28th, 2020


Most of us have heard of "dark" and "light" energy. We use it all the time, especially if you are on a "spiritual" path.

But today we talk about if there really IS dark or light energy? 

This is an important topic for …

Honoring Indigenous Cultures

August 26th, 2020


Today we start our conversation based on a post that Polly saw that refers to honoring native American cultures and if we are to really honor them we …

The Points of No Return

August 25th, 2020


As we walk through our lives there are always events, situations and experiences when our lives change forever. Something occurs (usually very randomly) that fundamentally shift us. These inflection points are clues to …

Child Trafficking & Satanic Cults

August 21st, 2020


By this point we all know of conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories have been around for generations. They have been used to manipulate and …

Help Us Find Bruce

August 19th, 2020


On today's show you are going to hear Johnny's story.  Johnny is looking for his long lost brother who he hasn't seen in more than 20 years and he believes that now is the time to find him. In a synchronistic set of …

Is Ellen Degeneres a Super Hero?

August 17th, 2020


Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Ant Man, Spiderman the Hero or Super Hero archetype runs deep in our psyches. In fact, this archetype has been around for thousands of years. The question is WHY do we feel the need to …

Lions & Tigers & Kitties OH MY!

August 14th, 2020


The animal world is OUR world. Our world is the ANIMAL'S world. We are ALL in this together, literally. 

Listeners are now familiar with Polly's dog …

Feeding Your Soul with The Arts

August 12th, 2020


How often do you take time to appreciate the arts?

Do you have room in your life to focus on the arts?

Have you made it a priority on any level to …

Angels of Commitment

August 10th, 2020


Do you have a problem with commitment?

Do you want to commit yet you don't follow through?

Have you been in a place where you have thought you …

Saying YES When You Mean NO

August 7th, 2020


Are you overwhelmed?

Have you been feeling like you need a break?

Do you say YES when you really want to say NO?

On today's show Max shares that that is exactly where he is. We all go through times when we feel like we …

A Storm is Brewing!

August 5th, 2020


Have you ever really thought about how much weather affects you?  

Have you taken the time to really sense how different parts of the world make you feel?

Have you ever taken the time to connect with the cosmos?

On …

What's Hiding in the Basement?

August 3rd, 2020


On today's show we talk all about what do we DO with the messages that we get from Spirit?  

The fact is that we are getting messages from Spirit ALL the time even if we are not consciously aware of it. These messages …

Are We Having Fun Yet?

July 31st, 2020


What's fun have to do with your spiritual path? 

As it turns out fun has A LOT to do with your spiritual path and ultimately our connection with …

This is a Tough Decision...

July 29th, 2020


Today we welcome back Polly to the show and she has a great topic to chat about. 

How do we make a "clean" or positive decision? 

We are deciding …

Do We Need to Heal?

July 27th, 2020


Do we need to heal?

Do we need to heal?

Do we need to heal???!

If you look around the "spiritual" world you will be convinced over and over that we all need to heal something. Our relationships. Our bodies. Our money. …

Who's Haunting Max?

July 24th, 2020


Wow!!  What a show THIS IS!  

Today, Polly wants to talk about how those from the other side communicate with us and how Max and Polly receive their …

Setting Ourselves up for Failure

July 22nd, 2020


All of us have started something and not finished it. We have chosen to accomplish something and we end up never doing it. This is quite common in many ways, but is this just procrastination or is this us setting …

Having Difficult Conversations

July 20th, 2020


Do you need to have a "difficult conversation"?

In our most personal show yet, we reveal that we had to have a "difficult conversation". 

As in any …

The Transformation of Our Society

July 17th, 2020


We all can feel it. We all can see it. We all KNOW it. Our society is transforming. It is changing at a very fundamental level. This transformation …

How We Use Psychic Tools

July 15th, 2020


On today's episode it is time for Max to surprise Polly with a topic she doesn't know about! 

Max decides to bring up the topic of Divination Tools …

How Heaven Is Giving You Messages

July 13th, 2020


On today's show Polly surprises Max with a topic he has no idea about. Polly wants to talk about how we are getting messages from Heaven Spirit, …

How to Manage Distractions

July 10th, 2020


We all are going through life with a million things to do, projects to be finished, fires to put out and more! In this world of distractions, how do we maintain a balance between getting things accomplished and sticking …

To Mask or Not to Mask, That is the Question

July 8th, 2020


Do you wear a mask?

Do you choose not to wear a mask?

Right now in the US there is a division. Of course there is... Today we are going to begin to breakdown the division between those who choose to wear a mask as a …

Co-Dependence? Dependence? Independence?

July 6th, 2020


In a world where we are in such a delicate balance, we need to look at what independence really means. On today's show, with a nod to July the 4th, …

How to Have a MASTER MIND

July 3rd, 2020


The idea of a MASTER MIND is one that has been around for over 100 years. It is the idea that we can truly exercise our mind so that we can be in any …

Are UFO's Real?

July 1st, 2020


It's our 25th EPISODE! In a very interesting show we talk all about UFO's, Aliens and even "walk in's" 

We have all have seen the movies, the stories …

How to Listen to Wisdom

June 29th, 2020


Today Max randomly pulls an oracle card that has the directive of "LISTENING" on it. We then start an in depth conversation about it and how it …

How to Deal with Rattlesnakes!

June 26th, 2020


Today on the show we have a SURPRISE! We both teach each other something that the other doesn't know about and it is FUN. We are always teaching and we are always learning whether we know it or now. When we are the …

Will You Find Your Twin Flame?

June 24th, 2020


Most people have heard of the concept of a "Twin Flame". Some people feel very strongly about this concept and in fact base a lot of their lives on it. The idea is that we all have basically a twin that we have been …

Energy Vampires & The Thief Archetype

June 22nd, 2020


Do you know about how powerful archetypes are playing a role in your life? Today on the show we talk about the THIEF archetype. We teach you what it …

How to Stay in the Flow

June 19th, 2020


Because of all that is going on in the outer world right now, we can find our inner selves in a place of agitation, depression, anxiety and fear. These experiences are the opposite of what it feels like when we are …

Do We Need to Question Our Assumptions?

June 17th, 2020


Today we talk about our assumptions and how they are effecting our spiritual growth. Do we question our assumptions? You know what they say about what assuming does... but seriously, we talk about the pros and cons of …

Do You Feel Too Much? A Talk about Empaths

June 15th, 2020


We have all heard the term "Empath" You may even use it to describe yourself. In general it is used to delineate people who feel too much or also take on others feeling too much.  On this episode we discuss this …

I See Dead People

June 12th, 2020


On today's show we talk all about Mediumship, which is the ability to communicate with those who have crossed over. The topic of meduimship is always interesting and make people really listen. There are very famous TV …

Do You Need to Find Your Purpose?

June 10th, 2020


We hear in the self development and spiritual worlds that we must "discover or find or purpose". It is meant to focus us and give us meaning to our lives, but is that really true and why are we stressing out about this?

Sitting In the Unknown

June 8th, 2020


One of the biggest things on our journey of Spiritual enlightenment and being guided by our Spirit is building the ability to sit with what we do not …

Are You Empowered?

June 5th, 2020


Right now in the world we are all dealing with POWER and today we talk all about what EMPOWERMENT is and how it is operating in our lives. 

Are we gaining power?

Are we dis-empowered?

Are we losing power?

This talk is …

Can You be Spiritual & Political?

June 3rd, 2020


Today we begin to discuss the idea if we can be political while we are on a spiritual path? This is obviously a BIG topic and we explore how we walk …

Do You Believe in Magic?

June 1st, 2020


Faeries. Rainbows. Unicorns... Many times on our spiritual path we are confronted with these as magical. Today, we talk about this idea of magic and the magical and what it means. We talk about whether magic is really …

Karma. Karma. Karma. Karma Chameleon

May 29th, 2020


On this episode we chat about Karma. Karma is one of the most profound spiritual laws that there is. This law can be the key to our freedom or it can bring up guilt, shame and self hate. It can also bring up self worth, …

Deciphering Intuition vs Ego

May 27th, 2020


On this show we get into the age old question of intuition vs ego. Many of us from many spiritual paths have been taught to "listing to our gut", …

Building an Energetic Foundation

May 25th, 2020


On today's show we talk about the importance of building an energetic foundation and how to do that. More specifically, we talk about what the root or base chakra is and how you can begin to strengthen yours. Once we …

Is Corona-Virus Humanity's Spirit Guide?

May 22nd, 2020


Today on the show we talk spirit guidance and how it works in our lives. Spirit guides help us, support us and lead us throughout our lives whether we are aware of them or not. In an interesting take on this concept we …

Addressing Guilt on Your Spiritual Path

May 20th, 2020


One of the biggest block to our Joy, Peace and Flow as spiritual beings is the experience of GUILT. Guilt affects us psychologically, physically and …

Are You Grounded?

May 18th, 2020


To start off this week, we talk about the idea of being "grounded". If you have been on a spiritual path for any amount of time, you have heard that you must be "grounded". Is that true? What is being "grounded"? How do …

How Plausible Deniability Affects Your Spiritual Path

May 15th, 2020


Today we discuss the concept of "plausible deniability", which really means being aware of something and pretending it's not there. This is rampant in our world today. All you have to do is look at most of what has …

Coronavirus and Our Spiritual Path

May 11th, 2020


Today we look at the elephant in the room which is what we are all dealing with :Corona Virus.  It's very important to talk, contemplate and sit with what the virus is from a spiritual and metaphysical perspective. 

We …

Is Change Easy for You?

May 8th, 2020


On today's show Max and Polly talk about embracing change. One of the things in life that we can always be sure of is CHANGE. It is always happening …

Welcome to The Positive Principle Podcast Episode 1!

May 4th, 2020


Welcome to The Positive Principle Podcast!

In this premiere episode Max and Polly will let you know their aspirations for the podcast, a bit about …

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