The Robert Wesley Branch Show

The Robert Wesley Branch Show
Real, raw, relevant, wise and inspiring talk on spirituality, personal vision & sacred purpose, metaphysics, and history.

Brother Writer: Dwayne V. Wiggins, Jr: Chapter Two: The Joseph Factor
Dec 3 • 19 min
This is a story of what it looks like to “do the work” of becoming your best self - the day-to-day study, the brick-by-brick building of a career and a life you love. This is also a story of Favor and Blessing everywhere you go - when and if you are…
Brother Writer: Dwayne V. Wiggins, Jr: Chapter One: Graduation
Nov 30 • 8 min
This is the story of my younger brother-from-another-mother – gifted well-beyond his years, grounded in Spirit, and going for his dreams. I imagine this is how proud fathers feel when they look upon their sons with pride, and respect, and honor. This is…
Coming to Christmas
Nov 30 • 39 min
This is a story of how the holiday (holy-day) we call Christmas actually came to us a Christian religious tradition. This is also a story of so-called Saturday. This is the origin story of one of the most commercially exploited times of the year. [Best…
Guess Who’s NOT Coming to Dinner?
Nov 29 • 35 min
This is a story to remember when you are thirty minutes into your Turkey Day meal and you look around the table, and listen really well to what’s being said; that’s a good time to remember who’s not being talked about, what stories are not being told…
Before “Black Friday”
Nov 25 • 22 min
Before “Black Friday.” This is a story of a man (and a few things) to remember (and reflect upon) as many of you prepare to spend the first dime of your hard-earned money on this upcoming so-called “Black Friday.” See how much of this you know. [Best…
Father-Son Chronicles: Chapter Five: Trust Issues
Nov 13 • 8 min
Father-Son Chronicles.Chapter Five: Trust Issues. This is a story of a father trying to teach his sons what he is still learning himself. (Seven Minutes and Twenty-Seven Seconds) [Best enjoyed with your ‘beats’ headphones.]
Father-Son Chronicles: Chapter Four: “Father, Can You Spare Some Time?”
Nov 13 • 10 min
Father-Son Chronicles.Chapter Four: Father, Can You Spare Some Time? This is a story of brothers grappling with their physically and emotionally absent fathers. [Best enjoyed with your ‘beats’ headphones.]
Father-Son Chronicles: Chapter Three: What Becomes of a Son Deferred?
Nov 12 • 14 min
Father-Son Chronicles.Chapter Three: What Becomes of a Son Deferred? This is a story of a husband and father who is about to have a courageous (and long overdue) conversation with his biological father who did not raise him to manhood.
Father-Son Chronicles: Chapter Two: When the Son Becomes the Man of the House
Nov 11 • 6 min
Father-Son Chronicles. Chapter Two: When the Son Becomes the Man of the House. This is a story of a young brother – the firstborn of five children – who assumed the role of father-figure, helping his single mother raise his three sisters and one brother.…
Father-Son Chronicles: Chapter One: Letting Your Father Off the Hook
Nov 11 • 4 min
Father-Son Chronicles. Chapter One: Letting Your Father Off the Hook. This is a story of a grown-ass man, waiting for his father to say: “I wasn’t there for you. And I’m sorry.” (Three Minutes and Two Seconds) [Best enjoyed with your ‘beats’ headphones.]
La Tonia Taylor: “My Juicy Rebirth” (Full Interview)
Nov 11 • 70 min
This is my 261st episode. This podcasting journey (which began for me on February 6, 2010) has led me to another sister-from-another-mister: Ms. La Tonia Taylor, author of “My Juicy Rebirth: A Journey to Healing the Feminine Through Pleasure & Sacred…
Ray Rosario: “Practicing Love” (Full Interview)
Nov 11 • 71 min
This is my 262nd episode. And in ten seasons of podcasting, this is one of the brothers whose spirit I most enjoy. In conversation with artist and author Ray Rosario: “Practicing Love: Reflective Times & Critical Thinking.” (Full Interview) Featuring…
Christopher Charles: Life After “Take This Job and Shove It”
Aug 7 • 46 min
This is a story of life after “take this job and shove it.” You’ve written and tendered the resignation. You’ve had a good night’s sleep. And it’s day one: you’re on your own, doing your dream. Where do you start? How does a simmering dream become a…
Mastery is in the Balance of Opposites
Jun 27 • 25 min
Mastery is in the balance of opposites. This is a story of balancing the left and right hemispheres of your brain, so that you are manifesting from a place of mastery. This is also a story of how energy is everything – knowing your esoteric energy centers…
Beyond the Walls of the Christian Church
Jun 23 • 20 min
Beyond the Walls of the Christian Church. This is a story of living beyond the walls of the Christian Church. And here’s the question: Can you be a Christian and accept (without judgment) that other people and cultures hold belief systems that do not…
How to Accept the Challenge of Success
Jun 20 • 58 min
This is a story of how you live your ministry in the world over time. This is also a story of getting over the fear of failure. This is a story about the long-game versus the short-game strategy – about quick, fast, and immediate gratification versus…
Why Am I Diminishing Myself?
Jun 1 • 19 min
This is a story of humility and mediocrity. What exactly is humility? And what exactly does it mean to be mediocre? This is also a story of how every talent needs a tribe – a safe and sacred space, where you can lay your talents on the table and have the…
Stepping Out of the Pack
Jun 1 • 5 min
This is the story of running with the herd and stepping out of the pack. Which one of those states of being best describes you? Now, moving away from the herd has its risks: you become a target and are more vulnerable to attack. Anyone who watched Mutual…
Who is Running Your Life?
Jun 1 • 5 min
This is the story of your lower and higher nature. This is the story of the war of the outer flesh of man with the mind of inward man. This is also a story about the spirit of life – and which spirit in your life is running the show that is your life.…
When a Brother Goes Through
May 13 • 13 min
“When a Brother Goes Through.” This is a story of training in the fire. This is also the story of a willing vessel – and the spiritual power you possess when you are ready and willing, able and available to be used by God. This is the story of developing…
Catch and Release
May 8 • 12 min
Catch and Release. This is the story of how you catch souls – and when you release them. And these souls are caught in the doing of your ministry; in other words, you living your authentic life out loud – in the process, you will catch souls. And every…
Seven: Spiritual Perfection
Apr 30 • 14 min
This is the story of a seven-year cycle. Seven symbolizes spiritual perfection (“Number in Scripture: Its Supernatural Design and Spiritual Significance” by E.W. Bullinger). This is also the story of a few earth angels I’ve known along the way. This is…
The Sound of Healing
Apr 26 • 19 min
This is the story of the sound of healing. When you have ears that hear, what they hear (from the Spirit) is Holy Sound – a frequency, a wavelength, a vibration that is outside of the Matrix. To get there (and to dwell there continually) is an art form…
Building Beyond the Basics
Apr 11 • 7 min
This is a story of the mental power to choose and decide. This is a story of reading and studying – beyond the basics. (6 Minutes) [TRWBS #244 – University of Success IV: The Will to Fail – November 18, 2017.]
Bread Upon the Waters I: Mansa Abubakari Keita II, Prince of Mali
Oct 18, 2018 • 27 min
This is the story of Mansa Abubakari II, 9thEmperor of Mali – a visionary, a risk-taker, a man whose dream was not deferred. [TRWBS #249 – Bread Upon the Waters – February 3, 2018.]
The Bourgeoisie and the Proletariat
Aug 5, 2018 • 13 min
This is the story of the distinction between the Bourgeoisie and the Proletariat - the capitalists who actually OWN the means of production and reap surplus value from that production (profit made by the Proletariat, but not given to them!) VERSUS those…
I Heard it Through the Grapevine
Aug 5, 2018 • 10 min
This is the story of the “grapevine telegraph” - the informal, spontaneous word-of-mouth communication system used by Negro slaves in Civil War America to keep up-to-date on current events, and to stay one step ahead of their white slavemasters. This is…
Black Content Creators and the Telling of Our Own Stories
Aug 5, 2018 • 28 min
This is the story of Black content creators and the telling of our own stories. This is also the story of a resume I received from Detroit, some 20+ years ago, when I was an associate producer with Discovery Channel, and the person who sent it to me. This…
One Open Door at a Time
Jun 24, 2018 • 4 min
This is the story of one open door at a time. This is also the story of an earth angel, who opened a major door for me, back in 1989. [TRWBS #233 - Sugar Blues - April 15, 2017.]
The Beginnings of Blaxploitation
Jun 23, 2018 • 18 min
This is the story of the beginnings of Blaxploitation. This is also the story of, perhaps, the biggest “pusherman” in your life - and the drug he is selling you: white gold, also known as sucrose, processed and refined sugar. This is, too, the story of…
The Evolution of a “Conscious” Black Man
Jun 15, 2018 • 24 min
This is the story of the evolution of a “conscious” Black man. This is also the story of bearing witness; and ancestral memory; and cultural retentions; and reclamations of spaces and narratives that may have inspired shame or pain; and the alchemy of…
Brother Kwesi: The Spiritual Power of a Black Male Teacher/Educator
Jun 6, 2018 • 38 min
This is the story of the spiritual power of a Black male teacher/educator. Featuring: Brother Kwesi. Chicago. Teaches on the West Side.
Brother Clea: The Spiritual Power of a Black Male Teacher/Educator
May 30, 2018 • 25 min
This is the story of a young brother (with three college degrees) who teaches art in a middle school in suburban ATL. [TRWBS #231 - The Spiritual Power of a Black Male Teacher/Educator - March 18, 2017.]
Life’s Five Greatest Questions
Oct 21, 2017 • 8 min
This is a story of life’s five greatest questions. (7 Minutes) [TRWBS #241- Climbing the Tree of Life III - October 21, 2017.]
Manageable Challenges
Oct 14, 2017 • 18 min
This is a story of how you manage a challenge – and the three questions you ask yourself in the process. This is also a story of how mastery requires perfecting the balancing of opposites: this is a mystery and a key. This is also a story of temptation…
The Roots of Race
Apr 22, 2017 • 83 min
This is the story of the roots of race in America, beginning in Europe, with Carl Linnaeus, Johann Blumenbach, then moving stateside with Thomas George Morton, and Louis Agassiz – and their scientific racism. This is also the story of race, class, and…
Sugar Blues: Killing Us Sweetly with Its Taste
Apr 15, 2017 • 31 min
Digging up the historical roots of sugar cultivation in North, Central, and South America; discussing the slaves that harvested the crops then; and exploring the effects of the over-consumption of sugar on Black folks today. Special guest: Renate Seldon.
The Evolution of You VI: Education or Indoctrination?
Mar 11, 2017 • 105 min
Are you being educated or are you being indoctrinated? Featuring the groundbreaking work of educator Jane Elliott and her infamous Blue Eye/Brown Eye experiment. Special guest: former educator Judy Martin Coles discusses her years teaching in classrooms…
The Evolution of You V: Cultivating Your Consciousness
Mar 4, 2017 • 133 min
Walking in the world, being worldly, carnal, even while your High Calling germinates within you. Discussing how your spiritual identity is revealed once you separate yourself from profane people, places, and things. Special guest co-host Farris Long…
The Other Side of “Thanksgiving”
Dec 3, 2016 • 130 min
Tracing the “traditional his-tory” of the 1621 (first) Thanksgiving celebration between the Wampanoag and the Mayflower Compact survivors, from the perspective of the European colonizers of these United States of America. Talking about the European…
Toxic Masculinity: Breaking the Soul Ties
Nov 12, 2016 • 143 min
RWB Talks. Racism, Religion, the KKK, and the Silent Majority. Reeling from what for many was the surprise election of “45” to the presidency of the United States, we are discussing the reality of white nationalism now being at the center of American…
Pre-School to Prison Pipeline: Breaking the Soul Ties II
Nov 5, 2016 • 129 min
RWB Talks. The Execution of Ray Jasper. Examining the prison-industrial complex through the abolitionist writings of Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau’s work “Civil Disobedience.” Also, telling the crime and punishment story of former death row inmate…
Pre-School to Prison Pipeline: Breaking the Soul Ties I
Oct 29, 2016 • 130 min
RWB Talks. Because he refused to “snitch” on his co-conspirators, 18-year-old Reno was sentenced (under the felony murder rule) to life without the possibility of parole, and he has been serving his time for over 20 years now, at one of the 27…
Og Mandino’s University of Success II: How to Fashion Your Own Brand of Success
Oct 15, 2016 • 163 min
A Woman’s Worth (The Divine Feminine). Using FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s October 13, 2016 speech in Manchester, NH as a backdrop, we deep-dive into the spiritual power and purpose of the divine feminine principle, exploring womb energy, the balancing of…
Og Mandino’s “University of Success” I: How to Look Back on Where You Have Been
Oct 8, 2016 • 137 min
Donald Trump and the Unapologetic Acting Out of Wealthy White Male Privilege. Sharing on how the Republican Party created Donald Trump: they birthed him and now they have to burp him. Reading the “Energy” in Your Life. Life experience is a series of…
The Evolution of You IV: Upleveling Your Mind
Sep 24, 2016 • 136 min
Tracing the ancient Kemetic wisdom of DHWTY-Djehuty-Tehuti-Thoth-Hermes-Mercury to the natural laws and spiritual principles found in the Kybalion, focusing on the concept of Mentalism. From ancient Egyptian “Thoth” to our English word “thought” – words,…
The Evolution of You III: Involution. Evolution. Ascension.
Sep 17, 2016 • 125 min
Involution. Evolution. Ascension. Amplifying on Jeremiah 1 and sharing on our cosmic origins before we were formed in the human womb, our journey of spirit through this earthly experience, and our soul’s eventual rise from this blue planet. As Above, So…
The Evolution of You II: Third-Eye Consciousness
Sep 10, 2016 • 117 min
We are exploring the science and the spirit of the pineal gland, which gives vision of Divine things to those who have spiritually “awakened.” Dante teaches on the Mind of Christ. Mai Maiesha shares her “waking up” story. And I share with her how she…
The Evolution of You I: The Revolution is Televised. And Live-Streamed.
Jul 16, 2016 • 162 min
Recorded just a few days after the executions of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, we are processing the pain, grief, anger, and outrage at the deaths of those brothers at the hands of police. I begin by sharing the story of 1973 New Orleans sniper…