Conscious Media: The Revolution for Your Mind

The Wise Woman Way

By David Freeland

New Connexion magazine, November-December 2007

For nearly 20 years, Rita and Sutton Sandler have brought a positive message about creating your reality to a diverse group of television viewers first in New York and now in Portland. The Portland public access TV version of their long-running show, The Wise Woman Way, features affirmations, guided meditations and a live call-in segment. Writer David Freeland spoke with Rita about conscious media's new opportunities for spiritual growth.

Q. How would you describe conscious media?

Rita: The word conscious means that you're present, that you're aware of everything that's going on, not just your own particular agenda. Conscious media gives you something to think about.

Q. What role does public access television play in relation to conscious media?

Rita: It's a very important thing to advocate for because it's about freedom of speech. It's the only place that's totally uncensored. That's why I work with public access, to keep it alive. It's like standing on a soapbox in Central Park.

Q. How have you and The Wise Woman Way evolved through the years?

Rita: I've become more of an activist in putting out my understanding of creating reality. I'm here to be your wake-up call. Every week, I help you stay awake. There's no room anymore for negative thought. We need to act now, and we need to be radical in reminding each other that we create it all, so that we have power. We can have peace on this planet in our lifetime.

Our show relaxes viewers. Somebody is telling them that they're loved, that they deserve to be happy. And it gives them tools. By saying the affirmations four times, they're pulling in this positive energy and constantly being reminded that they're powerful. And then they do a meditation that does the work for them within their subconscious mind.

The Wise Woman Way airs every Friday at 6 p.m. on Comcast Channel 11 in Portland.

This interview was originally published as part of the article "Conscious Media: The Revolution for Your Mind" in the November-December 2007 issue of New Connexion magazine.