If you’ve ever wanted to master your power within, then do we have The Three Questions show for you!

Today I’ll be talking with Don Miguel Ruiz, the world-famous author of The Four Agreements, along with Barbara Emrys, the author of The Red Clay of Burundi about their latest masterpiece The Three Questions.

And that’s what I want to talk with them about, about three questions to help you Discover and Master the Power Within You.






Don Miguel Ruiz is a renowned spiritual teacher and internationally bestselling author of the “Toltec Wisdom Series,” including “The Four Agreements,” “The Mastery of Love,” “The Voice of Knowledge,” “The Four Agreements Companion Book,” “The Circle of Fire,” and “The Fifth Agreement.” The Toltec Wisdom books have sold over 10 million copies in the United States, and have been published in 40 languages worldwide.

don Miguel has spent the past three decades guiding students to personal freedom through his profound insights regarding the nature of human reality. His newest book, THE TOLTEC ART OF LIFE AND DEATH: A Story of Self Discovery (HarperElixir/HarperCollins) written with Barbara Emrys was published October 27, 2015.

The youngest of thirteen children, don Miguel Ruiz was born in rural Mexico to parents who were healers and practitioners of ancient Toltec traditions. As a young adult, he graduated from medical school in Mexico City and practiced neurosurgery with his older brother in Tijuana. A near-fatal car crash forever changed the direction of his life, however, causing him to leave medicine and to examine the essential truth about life and humanity. With his mother’s help, and through her ancestral teachings, he discovered his own path to awareness, which evolved into a deep understanding of the physical universe and the virtual world of the mind.

Combining Toltec mythology and scientific perspectives, don Miguel has been able to merge ancient wisdom with modern physics and practical common-sense, forging a new philosophy for seekers of truth and personal authenticity. His landmark bestselling book, The Four Agreements, contains practical steps for long-term, personal transformation and has been read by millions around the world.

First published in 1997, The Four Agreements has since sold over six million copies in the United States and seven million worldwide. It has been translated into 40 languages, appeared on the New York Times bestseller for nearly ten years, and was the 36th bestselling book of the decade. Don Miguel is also the author of The Mastery of Love, The Voice of Knowledge, Prayers, and the New York Times bestseller, The Fifth Agreement, a collaboration with his son, don José Ruiz. Each of his books are international bestsellers.

The wisdom don Miguel has brought to the world has earned him respect around the globe. He has dedicated his life to sharing his message through practical concepts in order to promote transformation and ultimately change lives for the better. Don Miguel is the recipient of numerous recognitions, including a U.S. Air Force ‘challenge coin’ engraved with “The Four Agreements.” He is the recipient of an Honorary Degree in Cultural and Social Education from the American Cultural Institute of Mexico, and referenced as a “national treasure” in his native country.


 Born in France as the child of an American diplomat, Barbara grew up in Europe, Africa and the West Indies. Her writings reflect this diverse cultural upbringing and the universality of human behavior and feeling. Her appreciation for language has given her works a clear yet poetic style. As young adult, Barbara began an career as an actress, which led to years of work on television, stage and film. She has worked both in front of the camera and as a writer and co-producer of independent movies.

Twenty years ago, she suspended her acting career to raise her son in New Mexico. During her years living there, she met don Miguel Ruiz and began an extensive apprenticeship with him. Her shamanic training, as well as her subsequent work as a teacher of Toltec Dreaming, have provided her with unique perspectives regarding the human mind. She describes her approach as “using knowledge to transcend knowledge,” encouraging the mind modify old patterns and stories for the sake of a more productive life. Barbara’s attributes her collaborations with don Miguel, in the classroom and in their writing, as the source of inspiration and heightened creativity over the span of twenty years.

They have published two books together: The Toltec Art of Life and Death and The Three Questions. Barbara has also written her own illuminating novels, including one based on her own experiences as a teenager living in Africa, titled The Red Clay of Burundi. Her second book, Dreams of Mirabal, tells of a young woman’s shamanic journey and the guidance she receives from a mysterious and charismatic teacher. She has other literary projects in development and looks forward to finding more ways to share and inspire. It has been her privilege to teach for so many years, beginning with the simplest lessons from ancient Toltec tradition, to the common sense wisdom of The Four Agreements– to the mastery of human awareness and the art of creating a loving relationship with life.


Don Miguel Ruiz Online: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Barbara Emrys Online: Website

Key Topics:

  • How did Don Miguel Ruiz go from practicing neurosurgery to studying Toltec wisdom?
  • What is Toltec wisdom?
  • Where did Barbara Emrys grow up and how did she get involved with Toltec wisdom?
  • How did they begin working together to change the world?
  • What’s the difference between the ideal world and the world we live in?
  • How do our minds become corrupted?
  • What does IF have to do with love?
  • What does conditional love have to do with our happiness?
  • What does it mean that our kids become “domesticated”?
  • What is the little government in our heads?
  • Why do we need to look at who we are not?
  • What is the trouble with “Me”?
  • What does it mean that we are life and only life exists?
  • What does it mean that we are the artist and we are also the painting?
  • Why do we need to dare to look inwards?
  • What does it mean (and how do we begin) looking inwards?
  • How do we solve the mystery of who we are?
  • Why do our principles taught to us by our family and culture often limit our joy???
  • What does respect (and self-respect) really mean?
  • What’s the importance of self-love and self-compassion?
  • What’s the importance of a forgiving mind?
  • How do we move past self-judgment and self-contempt?
  • How do we eliminate the oppression of our minds?
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