Wild Soul Medicine Radio w/ Jody England
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A depth-filled, revolutionary talk show for soulful women to participate in meaningful inquiry, inspired conversation, and the excavation of Essence.
We challenge prevailing paradigms, lean into our tender places, and explore the edge of Becoming.
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“Mine is a long and a sad tale!' said the Mouse, turning to Alice, and sighing.
'It is a long tail, certainly,' said Alice, looking down with wonder at the Mouse's tail; 'but why do you call it sad?”
- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Deeper down the Rabbit Hole I go.
I know it’s not April 1st, but it IS April and we’re all Fools.
Art by Greg Hildebrandt
The question is — to what level we are Aware of that…
I have always been deeply attuned to Stories.
I love reading them, listening to them, watching them, being seduced by them.
As I’ve grown, I’ve become adept at telling them and even better at Deconstructing them.
Reading between the lines as people share their story about who they are, where they’ve been, or what has happened to them.
I am a genius at listening through the extraneous details and helping people to step outside of their stories.
To see what is True.
This work is Who I Am.
Or rather… Who I’ve Been.
It seems another round of Medicine is up for consideration around it.
Despite (or rather because of) my affinity for dismantling Story, I am now being guided to actually Create them.
Not by way of teaching (which I’d be totally cool with), or publishing (which I have done in the past,) but by way of shaping my own “reality.”
Telling stories about fun and pleasure.
Dreaming into fantasy and role play.
Storytelling as a Creative act.
I am hitting major pockets of resistance in my system as I sift through the unconscious layers I have constructed against tricking people, acting, pretending, losing myself, and reorienting my compass of Truth and Knowing.
We are all ALWAYS telling a story. (Even if the story is that we’re NOT telling a story…)
Fools telling stories.
Tricking ourselves and each other in harmless and not so harmless ways.
The story is not the problem.
Stories are actually Fuel for the spaceship.
Getting STUCK in the story is the problem.
Getting lost in a construct. Allowing it to calcify as identity makes us forget who we Truly are.
Our Wholeness lies in having BOTH gears - telling a story and letting it go at the same time.
Embracing the wholeness of Our Role as the Grand Master of Ceremonies.
The Cosmic Minstrel.
How have I become the man behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz… pretending it isn’t me who is Making. All. This. Shit. Up?
The most convincing story we tell ourselves is…
I’m not making this up.
This is Real.
We might even cultivate identities as Truth Tellers to convince ourselves and others that the buck stops here.
Until it doesn’t.
On Wild Soul Medicine Radio this week, we’re gettin’ jiggy wit it.
Here are some highlights to listen for:
(05:00) April Fools: Dropping Through the Rabbit Hole
(08:40) If we make our own truth, how do we know it’s true?
(16:34) “We all have our versions of believing in separation; of being outside of something. Story is a way of finding our way to wholeness.”
(26:00) In Lak’Ech
(36:30) Dreaming of Our Higher Selves
(43:00) Story Play: Constructing vs. Deconstructing
(53:55) Leaving room to laugh at ourselves
Join me this week as we Wonder about Story.
This one is particularly slippery and filled with the most delightful twists and turns.
It’s a page turner of a listen.
I’ll meet you there.