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63 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
Episode 138: Libby Bunten - UNBECOMING & Healing the Sisterhood Wound
"Maybe the journey isn't so much about becoming anything. Maybe it's about unbecoming everything that is not you so that you can discover, reveal, and embrace the truth of who you are." "It's "unbecoming" for a lady to sit like that, Monica." "Stop making faces like that! It's unbecoming for a little lady, and besides, your face might freeze!" Unbecoming is a term that has been used to manipulate and condition girls and women for generations. It's part of the grooming process into the patriarchal trance of unworthiness that keeps us from revealing our true thoughts, feelings, and self-expression. Like an IV drip inserted at birth, micro-dosing cultural messages such as these have kept us in the 4 P's: performing, pretty, pleasing, and polite. The 4 P's condition us to abandon the truth within ourselves in exchange for love and belonging. As a result, many of us lose touch with who we truly are underneath all of the layers of the false self. As many of you know, this is my passion! Helping women reveal, heal and embrace their whole magnificent selves. Helping women break free from the trance is the most rewarding work I can do in the world and my goal in life is to awaken as many unbecoming women as possible. In this episode, join me as I dish with one of my favorite leading ladies, Libby Bunten. In this episode, we dive more deeply into the process of unbecoming and the revelations that come when we begin to unravel what we have been taught to believe vs. what is true. We also talk about our personal journies and how our awakening has impacted our outlook, vitality, creativity, relationships, and basically our whole existence. We also introduce the exciting news of our upcoming journey, which will be available for 20 women this October and which you may have guessed is called: UNBECOMING : A 6-month detox from trance to transformation to remember, reclaim, and integrate the TRUE YOU. https://signup.jointherevelation.com/unbecoming (If you are interested, we would love to welcome you to journey with us! Click the link to be added to the waiting list, and we will update you the moment we open registration this coming September). In this episode, Libby and I also address the sisterhood wound and why it's part of the patriarchal trance. What is Unbecoming and why is it relevant for all women? Unbecoming is a process of revelation. How does "the inner child" come into the picture of unbecoming? What is it like to be with women who no longer gossip, strive to compete, or fix you? Why is learning to receive (pleasure, gifts, help, compliments, opportunities) such a massive part of unbecoming? As women remember our inherent wholeness, we awaken from self-harming behaviors and begin to attract the life that was meant for us. How does the sisterhood wound keep us in isolation? When a woman disapproves of herself, it costs the world. Why is the sisterhood wound at the very heart of perpetuating patriarchy? How do we re-contextualize a positive way women can be together in community? Is it possible? Hear more about Libby's awakening and how she came to recognize the trance in her own life. Monica shares her experience of joining a group coaching circle for the first time and how it changed her life. Monica and Libby engage in other "extra" antics you will enjoy because it's how we roll. Libby Bunten is an embodiment coach and Social Marketing professional whose passion is strengthening women's lives in her local community and beyond. Raised in a quintessential Maine coastal town, Libby always did "whatever it took" to make a living and get the job done. Before a career in social marketing, she did everything from manual labor to freelance writing. A brief stint in a toxic, patriarchal, corporate work environment propelled Libby to pursue an MS in Clinical Psychology which ultimately led to her work in feminist leadership development with like-minded, independent, and irreverent women. She recently founded and launched her newest group coaching program, Self-Approval School, where women come together in Sisterhood in new ways to remember who they are, break the bullshit rules, and learn to give themselves the stamp of Self-Approval. When she isn't cheering women on, you can find her traveling with her bagel-slinging hunk, Paul, singing karaoke, or in deep surrender to the abyss that is the journey of healing.
58 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Episode 137: Helen MacMillan - The Gift of Pain
In today's episode, Helen MacMillan shares her personal story and celebrates the birth of her new book, "The Gift of Pain." The first time someone suggested that pain could be a gift, I resisted with every fiber of my being, and yet, it took some time for me to recognize the deep wisdom it continues to teach us when we are willing to listen. And once we allow pain to come and sit at the table with us, and we listen and respond, the pain will usually leave us. In all cases, pain is a messenger, a prophet, and a gift, AND we must not learn to live with it. Listen in as Helen and I dive deep below the surface to interpret the wisdom of our pain: * Is pain necessary for growth? * What inspired your book "The Gift of Pain?" * Why pain is is something we must NOT learn to live with. * Learn the 5 step process to shift your mental, emotional, and energetic state * How is pain currently serving you? * Some examples of Helen's work with clients in pain and what it's teaching them. Helen MacMillan is an author, life coach, healer, and wise woman who facilitates the personal growth integral to achieving your greatest potential and living your most joyful and fulfilling life. Through her 1:1 and group coaching programs, workshops and retreats, Helen equips her clients with healing that allows them to powerfully and authentically create success from the inside out, using their wisdom as their guide. Helen combines her strong intuitive gifts with the practical expertise and wisdom gained from building three successful businesses, being married (twice), and raising three boys (while maintaining her sanity) to help her clients create a life they LOVE with ease and grace. Originally from Jamaica, Helen resides in the USA with her husband Gary and their dog Sadie.
66 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
Episode 136: Veronica Wirth - The Athena Matrix & The Creative Energy of Chaos
"As the old ways of ruling and operating crumble and we consciously co-create from our hearts and souls the new world we truly want to inhabit, we are called to also learn new ways of being, new habits that can hold and nurture this growth. As more of Who We Truly Are is called on line, we are served best when we learn how to work with our energy and consciousness, for this is where we will be creating from as we go forward. This is Energy Mastery - a concept and phrase that was given to me by my guides last year to encompass the new skills we must learn if we are to become the galactic citizens of light we came here to embody!" I love Veronica Worth - she's a joy to talk to and so grounding and inspiring! In this episode, we talk about this incredible time in our collective evolution and why Veronica sees it as the dissolution of the toxic matrix of patriarchy and the new emergence of a positive network formed by the feminine. Hear us talk about: Energy Mastery The Athena Matrix - what it is and how it's impacting us. The creative energy of chaos and how to navigate these challenging times Why our emotions and fears are all getting stirred up and brought to the surface 3D, 5D, & The Shuman Resonance Sacred Goddess Energy and our role in anchoring it through our bodies Why Athena - and her mythology is essential right now for women and understanding ourselves Why women's circles are so powerful and healing Veronica is a shamanic practitioner, business visionary, and intuitive. She is also a Certified Sourced™ Leader, best-selling author, and founder of Evolvative™ and the Athena Matrix™. On a spiritual journey since her youth, she experienced powerful awakenings through her 20s and 30s. In January of 2000, she began receiving channeled guidance from her wise circle of guides and teachers. Kept private until a few years ago, Veronica now actively brings her mystical gifts forward to guide her work. Veronica brings insight into the future landscape of what a business and a brand can be at their highest level and what others can do to show up as soul-led leaders and innovators in this new territory. Drawing on her varied experience from both the business and mystical worlds, Veronica blends spiritual soul work, energy healing, and channeling, with her revolutionary approach to creating and expressing fully aligned brands and businesses.
64 minutes | Jul 13, 2022
Episode 135: Sarah Durham Wilson - Maiden to Mother: The Archetypal Journey to the Mature Feminine
This past year I completed my 8-month rites of passage teacher training with Sarah Durham Wilson. It’s by far one of the most provocative and potent trainings I’ve ever done. It helped me truly understand the core wounds of women conditioned by patriarchy and how to assist women in healing those wounds. In this episode, I have the honor of introducing you to my teacher and her work and celebrating with her the publication of her first book with Sounds True: Maiden To Mother, Unlocking our Archetypical Journey into The Mature Feminine. When the goddess culture was stolen and buried, so were women’s rites of passage into our wild, intuitive femininity and maturity. With Maiden to Mother, Sarah Durham Wilson excavates these ancient rites, guiding us through a sacred and crucial initiation from the immature Maiden into the archetypal Mother. This powerful, safe, compassionate, full-bloom feminine life force exists within all of us. Becoming the Mother is every woman’s birthright—regardless of whether or not she raises children. The Mother is who we needed as children, who we were meant to be in this life, and who the world needs us to be now. Sarah teaches that while pre-patriarchal cultures honored women’s natural cycles, today’s society infantilizes women, idolizing youthful traits such as “pretty, pleasing, and polite” to keep us distracted and dependent. While a healthy version of the Maiden will always remain part of us, there comes a time when we must no longer let her wounds and immaturity guide our lives. We must step into our mature, feminine fullness. Through personal stories, rituals, teachings, and practices, Sarah helps women heal the Mother Wound and dismantle our internalized patriarchy with its false, constricting standards for the feminine so that we may live with authenticity and feast on the richness of life. “Midlife is not, as our culture proposes, where a woman’s power ends,” writes Wilson, “but where it really begins.” In this episode, Sarah and I talk about: Sarah’s diagnosis and her more recent understanding of how being undiagnosed has impacted her in her work. Sarah losing her Mother to Cancer when she was still a teen and how her Mother’s life and death shaped her work and healing. Activism as a potent medicine for what the world needs now, how she’s helping to dismantle racism through her work, and being a faithful ally to black, brown, and indigenous women, and the connection to the colonization and capitalistic trance of patriarchy. White feminism and white fragility and how they are related to “The Wounded Maiden” archetype. Why Climate Justice and Racial Justice are Married. Inner misogyny, its impact, and how it becomes internalized in both men and women. Making the rites of passage journey to the mature and why this is the work for all of us at this time.
64 minutes | Jul 6, 2022
Episode 134: Shannon Claire - Trapped by Faith
This episode was very emotional for me and brought up many memories of my past experience with abuse. I am deeply moved by Shannon’s work and look forward to her upcoming documentary about domestic and emotional abuse called Trapped By Faith. Abuse in any situation is devastating, but marital abuse has its own elements of crazy-making. Combine this with confusing messages from your faith and it can be soul-crushing. Unfortunately, these messages are still commonplace, and even if your marriage is erosive and dangerous - religious dogma and church doctrine may keep you from leaving a situation that’s not healthy for you or your children. Emotional abuse is one of the hardest things for most women to identify, especially if the abuse resembles how you were raised and you mistook it for normal or for love. In this episode, we aim to discuss Shannon’s reason for making this film and to support other women in identifying toxic and abusive situations in their marriage and faith. How Shannon’s past shaped the way she works with women Learn some of the signs to know if you’re in an abusive marriage Hear about how Shannon was able to find the courage to leave Shannon talks about her business while being in an abusive marriage and how her business flourished after leaving You have the power within you to do ANYTHING you put your mind to and are more powerful and capable than you realize There is NEVER a good reason to stay in an abusive relationship, and there is always a way out Shannon Claire helps entrepreneurial women become unforgettable so they can build a thriving business and life they love without sacrifice. As a multi-passionate and seasoned entrepreneur of over 16 years, she is a sought-after international brand photographer, a mentor, and coach for entrepreneurial women transitioning to their next level of success. Shannon is a mom to 3 teens and a toddler and is soon-to-be-married. She is a beach lover, conversation starter, and eternal optimist.
50 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
Episode 133: Monette Chilson: Womanspirit Reclamation
I am thrilled to have my dear friend and colleague, Monette Chilson, back to talk about her new teaching platform WomanSpirit Reclamation and the power of circling with women to unlearn what we’ve been taught about the feminine. An excavator of sacred feminine lineage, Monette Chilson founded WomanSpirit Reclamation to support women in navigating their awakening from patriarchal indoctrination through online courses and community. She has written and spoken about the divine feminine for the past decade, authoring Sophia Rising: Awakening Your Sacred Wisdom Through Yoga and My Name is Lilith, in addition to editing Original Resistance: Reclaiming Lilith, Reclaiming Ourselves and developing its companion curriculum. Monette’s work has been featured in national magazines including Yoga Journal and Integral Yoga Magazine and the anthologies Yoga Wisdom and Whatever Works: Feminists of Faith Speak. Monette and I speak about why our inner wisdom—personified by Sophia—is essential for maintaining our centeredness when the world around us has gone mad—AND becoming conscious about our spiritual evolution without judging or shaming. Why was WomanSpirit Reclamation created? Why is representation so important for women? How Monette’s spiritual evolution impacted her work. Learn how Monette guides women to self-sovereignty. How has her spiritual life evolved since launching WomanSpirit. How can women from any religion, faith, or non-faith benefit from this work? Everyone has access to Sophia—their own inner wisdom. It is not reserved for hermits or monks. We are all mystics!
60 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
Episode 132: Dr. Terrlyn Curry Avery - Dismantling Racism from the Inside Out
In this episode, I had the pleasure of welcoming back Dr. Terrlyn Curry Avery to talk about anti-racism. In our first discussion, we explored her work in helping heal religious trauma, which is also intersectional to racism and a by-product of patriarchy. Today we dove into her book Dismantling Racism from the Inside Out, and how these times invite us to reckon with our internal bias and require us to untangle the lies of us and them, black or white, and other corrupt programs of patriarchy. Some of the topics we discussed included: * When did Terrlyn first encounter racism? * Understand micro-aggression and its impact. * What are implicit and unconscious biases, and how do they show up in our lives? * The murder of George Floyd became a catalyst for a new explosion of awakening to racism worldwide. * Racism is not a “trend.” * How can we activate this work in our lives and grow our capacity to dismantle racism? * Looking at our own internal “stuff” is hard and necessary * What is Sacred Intelligence, and how can we access it? Rev. Dr. (TLC) is the creator of Pastology, the cutting-edge field that focuses on the synergy between pastoring and psychology. She holds a Ph.D. from Hofstra University and a Masters of Divinity from Yale University. She calls herself a pastologist (licensed psychologist and ordained minister) and is a transformational leader, coach, speaker, author and retreat leader. Rev. Dr. TLC has a unique approach to healing, transformation, and manifestation. She places emphasis on the journey toward sacred intelligence: the ability to tap into one’s internal source in order to move toward intelligent choices. Those choices are intended to honor the Sacred and help the individual manifest their greatness, while simultaneously embracing the humanity of those around them. Rev. Dr. TLC works with highly influential and committed leaders who need spiritual, life, or career coaching as they transform the world by creating a legacy of service, prosperity, and greatness. She also provides coaching support for leaders to help them understand how their sphere of influence can help to change the status quo and to dismantle structures that have intentionally and unintentionally created racial disparities. Her coaching provides an opportunity for leaders to: create the right context for conversations on race and leadership development with their employees; discover how racism and unconscious bias influence their hiring practices, affect their clients and have a direct impact on the company’s financial goals; and understand how racism impacts employees, their work performance, and their feelings of safety in the work environment. Rev. Dr. TLC has a long history of working with institutions, organizations, and communities to bridge the racial divide and to promote racial equity. Rev. Dr. TLC is the host of Dismantle Racism with the Rev. Dr. TLC which airs on talkradio.nyc. She is the author of Dismantling Racism: Healing Separation From the Inside Out and Sacred Intelligence: The Essence of Sacred, Selfish & Shared Relationships. Rev. Dr. TLC is the pastor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Presbyterian Church in Springfield, MA.
69 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
Episode 131: Dr. Dorothy Neville - One World Community and the Future of Women’s Leadership
I’m thrilled to introduce you to Dr. Dorothy A. Martin- Neville, Ph.D., a powerful visionary, who is also a pioneer, mover, and risk-taker who is faith and humor-driven as well as committed to transformation and growth. Dr. Dorothy’s story is incredibly inspirational and you’ll connect immediately to the warmth and humor she exudes as she tells her story of resilience after growing up in an orphanage from birth till age 3 as an illegitimate daughter of an unwed mother in South Boston. Once she was adopted, she lived in a playpen on the outside porch until she was 6 years old so that her grandmother didn’t have to acknowledge her existence inside the house. Fast forward and Dr. Dorothy is the author of several books such as Real Women Change The World: Letting the Good Girl Die so the Real Women Can Live, where she shares the importance of emotional intelligence, mindset, mindfulness, and communication as imperative tools for women in leadership. She is also an international speaker, author, consultant/master coach, and frequent radio, podcast, and television guest is also Past-President of the National Speakers Association – CT and the founder of 4 companies. In this episode you’ll hear: Why do so many people choose to live in illusion- stuck in jobs that they hate or lives that don’t fulfill them. We stay in situations that deplete us because there is a payoff in staying. What is the story of “the victim” and how can you get out? Why stagnancy in your life will eventually make you sick What women’s leadership makes possible in the world. How Dorothy’s traumatic upbringing informed her life helped her become who she is today. What is the “risk” of transformation? Why women are uniquely suited for helping the world to unify in a global community. A psychotherapist, Dr. Dorothy was in practice for 25+ years. As a motivational speaker, Dr. Dorothy brought a history of living in an orphanage, being adopted and raised in the housing projects of South Boston in a violent alcoholic home. She later became a Catholic nun, an international airline stewardess, and so much more, showing that faith, humor, and passion make anything possible. Today, whether supporting individual clients in recognizing and living their Purpose or supporting CEOs in creating a culture of Purpose within their organization, Dr. Dorothy brings first-hand knowledge of the challenges facing those who want to live and work in a culture that feeds rather than drains them. In that light, Dorothy has supported highly successful women from all levels of success, from Park Ave, NYC to a small town in Maine. Consequently, patterns and similarities in leadership are readily understood as she brings extensive wisdom, knowledge, and experience to the table. Combining her recognition that mindset and communication skills set us apart, with her ability to make the complicated simple, Dr. Dorothy is someone to learn from whether as a speaker, trainer, coach, or consultant.
65 minutes | Jun 8, 2022
Episode 130: Gina Clover - Our Lady of the Apocalypse
Meet Gina Clover. I adore her for sharing her mind and heart through her substack writing by challenging the dominant narrative in our culture around money, capitalism, and business as usual. Basically, she’s not buying it when it comes to consumer culture and the insidious ways that it undermines the fabric of our society. Join us as we take a deep dive into the disguised gift of a personal apocalypse and how it disrupts the trance as well as the mind virus that infects our culture with the toxic myths of scarcity. This episode will either piss you off or have you cheering, but either way - your response is welcome. Sometimes we have to get messy and real in order to reveal and heal what’s been ailing us. In this episode you’ll hear Gina’s exploration of Capitalism and how it’s intimately tied to other systems of oppression. Gina’s future vision and her invitation to co-create a better world. What is animism and how to distinguish it from spirituality + her endeavor to build a community where people can co-create a future, grieve the current reality, and honor what they most value. The story of her own personal apocalypse and what it taught her. Why she decided to call her substack “A Girl Has No Brand” Learn what “collapse-aware” rites of passage mean and how it applies to where we are now. Hear about what Gina describes as life’s invitations to radicalize. Why humor, collaboration, and community are the keys to the future. Gina is an animist witch and rites of passage guide who centers her work around anticapitalism and ecological re-enchantment. She offers radical presence and compassion to those who want to move into the seasonal reality of their lives in full awareness that the world as we’ve known it is disintegrating, bringing a collapse-aware approach to moving into maturity and relational leadership. She believes we break the spell of modernity by doing this work together. Gina is also a plant medicine integration guide who loves to help people bring animist enchantment into their lives. In the secular world, Gina holds an undergraduate degree in Critical Theory from NYU, as well as an MFA from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in Writing for Film and Television, and is a professional writer. She currently lives in a 150-year-old Victorian Church in New York’s Hudson Valley, where she and her partner are creating a sanctuary called “Our Lady of the Apocalypse”, creating a community space for grief, skill-sharing, ritual, beauty, and unlearning, finding our way through the darkness together, awake in the burning forest of the world. The ways in which the intertwining of capitalism and spirituality is actually at the very heart of the climate crisis and ecocide – the ecological crisis is a deeply “spiritual” crisis arising from the intentional erasure and destruction of ancestral traditions and animist relationships to land and earth– erasure and destruction that was very explicitly in the service of colonial capitalism. So what is needed in the face of these crises is a spiritual response/atonement/reconciliation, but perversely, almost all of what passes for spirituality right now occurs in a deeply capitalist, neoliberal framework that neuters and sublimates all spiritual impulse back into the patterns of hyperindividualism, commodification, consumption, and the society of the spectacle, perpetuating the root causes of the crisis instead of offering a potentially vital response to it.
59 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
Episode 129: Sophie Strand - Where the World Gets In
I’m back with another dose of the enchanting Sophie Strand. Listen in as we dance in the magic of storytelling, ecology, revelation, and contemplation. Sophie is someone who understands the power of myth-making and storytelling. She honed her abilities when she learned she had a life-threatening disease and began to write as if her life depended on it. What she came to realize is that all of our lives depend on it. Unless we generate new myths to live into, we will surely stay fast asleep in the culture of make-believe, where we consume everything without implication or consequence. In this episode, Sophie and I continue where we left off. We meander into the wilderness where we make new connections, access revelations, and enchantment abounds- Join us! You won’t be bored! Why should we compost old stories? How can we understand disability, illness, and PTSD as a portal into greater ecological sensitivity? What is ecological storytelling, and how can we begin to weave more awareness into our stories and our lives? How does the story of Rabbi Yeshua teach us about ecological storytelling? How can we become more ecologically embodied? What does myth have to teach us about our specific locales? Sophie Strand is a writer based in the Hudson Valley who focuses on the intersection of spirituality, storytelling, and ecology. Her first book of essays, The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine, will be published by Inner Traditions in Fall 2022 and is available for pre-order. Her eco-feminist historical fiction reimagining of the gospels The Madonna Secret will also be published by Inner Traditions in Spring 2023. Subscribe to her newsletter at sophiestrand.substack.com. And follow her work on Instagram: @cosmogyny and at www.sophiestrand.com. Ecological Storytelling. Healing beyond hope and the human.
70 minutes | May 25, 2022
Episode 128: Charles Eisenstein - The Space Between Stories
"I’m not the guy who has got it all figured out. During the Covid pandemic, I had the opportunity once again to face an inner and outer unraveling. For months at a time, I experienced a paralyzing despondency borne of the calamity I saw overtaking society: the very Age of Separation I had been proclaiming, for years, to be nearing an end. Instead, it was reaching new extremes. At the same time, my critiques of the social response to the pandemic brought intense criticism, denunciation, and canceling, including from people whom I’d considered to be deep, trusted allies. Maybe, I thought, it is I who has gone mad, not the world. This is the question, the doubt that paralyzed me. I tell the story of these years in my most recent book, The Coronation. I know that my books and other work come from a deep, inspired source, but that source is not me! It is more like I’m connecting to a field of knowledge or to a story that wants to be told. This knowledge is as much my teacher as it is anyone else’s. I’m kind of ordinary, compared to some of the amazing people I keep meeting. I’m just as much in the learning as anyone else, wandering as best I can toward “the more beautiful world my heart knows is possible,” encumbered by the programming and the wounds of our civilization." I always say that the Universe has a wonderful sense of humor, and if it’s true that we create our own reality, then I’m so glad my reality includes neighbors like Charles Eisenstein and his wife, Stella. I had been following Charles's work for a couple of years and more intensely when the pandemic happened because so much of what he was speaking about made so much sense to me. Then I saw him publicly denounced and canceled by the same community that once embraced and celebrated him, and I thought, surely I must be losing my mind. At the height of my despondency, I also suffered detox symptoms from recently having mercury removed from my mouth. A dear friend suggested I see a woman named Stella, who had recently moved to the area. I began seeing Stella at her home office, and we seemed to develop an effortless friendship in just a few sessions. While I knew she lived there with her husband and child, I was unaware for several more weeks that I was actually in the home of the very person whose work I was immersed in and sharing with as many people as I thought might listen. Amazing, right? I had sent my same friend who had referred me to Stella a recent essay from a series by Charles called The Coronation (https://charleseisenstein.org/essays/the-coronation/) , knowing she would appreciate his mind and heart. It wasn’t until I saw this friend a few days later that she alerted me to the synchronicity, revealing that I had been treated for the mercury detox by his wife! Flabbergasted, I returned to Stellas for an appointment and told her the story, only to have Charles walk through the door and extend his hand in a warm greeting. Mind. Blown. Well-played, Universe. Well-played. “We do not create our destiny; we participate in its unfolding. Synchronicity works as a catalyst toward the working out of that destiny.” -David Richo In this episode, you’ll get a glimpse of why I am such a fan of Charles and his work. In addition to being incredibly accessible, his revelations are filled with humanity, humility, and love. You’ll hear about this time in human civilization from another perspective as we shift and transform toward creating a new story. At this time, we are in what Charles calls “the space between stories,” and humanity has an opportunity to reimagine the world - the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. Why our definition of progress has changed and where we are now. Gain deeper insight into the cultural stories we have been living in and why these are not sustainable. Listen as Charles explores the potential of “the unknowing” and invites us to embrace its opportunities for creating something new. What would it be to dare to imagine a new story based on beauty and serving life? Why we need to look closely at our money culture and remember what is sacred. The utility of masculine and feminine energies for what we are creating now. The emerging story of Interbeing. Cancel culture, mob mentality, and the curse of binary thinking and us vs. them. What it was like to be canceled by culture and how Charles processed it. Bringing back the gift economy and healing our relationship with money. Community over morality and morality as a tool of separation- how can we do better? How we disrupt the old story by revealing our truest and most vulnerable selves as we create the new story. *Charles Eisenstein is an American public speaker, author (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Eisenstein), and essayist. * His work covers a wide range of topics, including the history of human civilization, economics, spirituality, and the ecology movement. Key themes explored include anti-consumerism, interdependence, and how myth and narrative influence culture. According to Eisenstein, global culture is immersed in a destructive "story of separation," and one of the main goals of his work is to present an alternative "story of interbeing." Much of his work draws on ideas from Eastern philosophy and the spiritual teachings of various indigenous peoples. Eisenstein has been involved in the Occupy, New Economy, and permaculture movements. His new book is coming out this summer: The Coronation.
61 minutes | May 18, 2022
Episode 127: Gurds Hundal - The Highly Sensitive Empath
Are you able to walk into a room and immediately feel the mood? Do other people easily tell you their burdens? If so, you probably have empathic abilities. Join us in this episode as Gurds Hundal shares the gifts of the empath as well as her own story of revelation: Gurds realizes her empathic abilities and helps us recognize our own. What it’s like growing up as a highly sensitive child. The health issues she discovered and how she reclaimed her power and her health. Learn practices Gurds uses to help her stay grounded as an empath, and clear her own energetic field. Gurds love and passion for helping other women reveal and claim their empathic gifts as a superpower. Gurds Hundal is a dynamic voice for the modern generation of highly sensitive women. She’s an Empowerment Coach and Self-Healing Expert whose mission is to empower women back to their inner light. She’s the creator of Trust Your Inner Light and Rise Up Sister coaching programs that help women go from energetically drained to emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually liberated. She is the host of the Inner Light Project Podcast and the author of Educo: 52 Quotes For Leading A Better Life.
52 minutes | May 11, 2022
Episode 126: Venus Castleberg: You Are the One You Have Been Looking For
What if being yourself was your only job? How would that change your reality? These are the kinds of questions and explorations we ventured into for illumination in this gentle yet powerful conversation with my guest Venus Castleberg. In addition to the fact that Venus is an accomplished coach, author, and workshop facilitator for Access Consciousness, she is also in her own continual process of evolution and involution. The only relationship we need to develop is the one with ourselves. When we have a healthy relationship with ourselves, all others are just an enhancement to our lives. If everyone realized the person they have been looking for was themselves, I believe there would not be so many heartbreaks and strained relationships out there. In this episode she shares: The moment her life changed based on an accident that shattered her arm. Revealing the beauty of that opportunity to change. "You are the one you have been looking for” - that if we feel something missing in our lives, it’s actually us that’s missing. When we go through difficult experiences, the question to ask is, “what is the beauty happening underneath this challenge? What if choosing joy, ease and play could change your entire reality? Venus shares her experience of living in a castle in Italy and sleeping under a duvet threaded in gold while eating on fine china and crystal and how this expanded her vision of what’s possible in her own life. What if our pursuit of wealth was about creating a bigger impact on how we can then increase our capacity to serve others? In other words, what if it wasn’t about acquisition but about being able to make a bigger difference? Venus Castleberg is the author of the bestseller Here to Forever: Finally Free to Be Me, a story that explores looking for love in all the wrong places. Written with a beautiful vulnerability, clarity, and a welcoming light-heartedness, Here to Forever gives readers a glimpse into her own journey of joy and destruction, asking them to consider the possibility that love can be filled with ease and fulfillment. From a belief system that she was flawed and broken to discovering how to like herself, Venus delivers the tools and processes that others can apply to create something greater. Venus Castleberg is a seasoned entrepreneur, coach, and joyful possibility devotee. She is a holistic healthcare practitioner with over 20 years of studying and practicing a range of modalities. Venus has developed an impressive track record, renowned for her compassion, clarity of vision, and joyful approach to life and business. You can learn more about Venus at venuscastleberg.com and follow her on Facebook @venuscastleberg and Instagram venus_castleberg.
72 minutes | May 4, 2022
Episode 125: David Strickel - Tuning Into the Times with the Stream of David
David Strickel is an amazing person with a well-defined ability to channel. We talk about the development of his TYA (Trust Your Abundance) Practice and how it came to be. In this interview, I was able to speak directly to the Stream of David, and it was a fascinating discussion. I think you will enjoy David and my conversation with The Stream. We discuss what channeling is. We talk about David’s unique ability and how he initially hid it What is a spiritual awakening? We discuss the Law of Attraction and Universal Laws What is the TYA Practice, and how it was created We spoke about how his life was transformed. What are abundance blocks? From early childhood, David received what he refers to as guidance from Source. He developed a deep understanding of universal laws during his teenage years and used these teachings to overcome enormous obstacles. He developed an ability to share this guidance for the benefit of others and has created a simple set of tools that profoundly transformed every aspect of his life, delivering a life of joy, clarity, and abundance. These tools have become The TYA PracticeTM. Through his bestselling book, radio show, podcast, and online training programs, he has helped transform the lives of those seeking a new way all around the globe. TYA stands for Trust Your Abundance. This lifestyle empowers students to manifest abundance in all areas of their lives: love, wellness, Source connection, and finances. The TYA Practice has produced proven results, including miraculous healings, improved relationships, new businesses, endless flow of wealth, and more. But by far, the most amazing results with TYA are the awakening of many experiences by adopting this practice as a lifestyle. We now have hundreds of testimonials from those who continue to transform their lives on a daily basis. Viewers and listeners revel in David’s genuine warmth, patience, and deep understanding of universal law. First encounters with David and his channeled messages are met with instantaneous serendipity, and many describe their experience as life-changing. Your viewers and listeners will learn about their eternal nature and the true meaning of life, walking away forever changed from the insights of The Stream.
69 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
Episode 124: Emily Aarons - Clear Aligned Energy
Emily Aarons Stuck? Overwhelmed? Feeling out of alignment, and it’s affecting your business? This episode with Emily will truly bring you insight into how to address those situations. Emily explains how she works with entrepreneurs to align their energy. This episode is packed with great advice, humor, Emily’s amazing spirit, and some simple, probably overlooked tips to keep us moving forward. Learn what the two most commonly blocked chakras for entrepreneurs are How do the endocrine and Chakara systems overlap? Listen to how Emily tells us how to get into alignment by listening to your body We discuss how to get unstuck or out of overwhelming feelings. Do you know what an “energy vampire” is and how you cut cords from them? How can you protect your energy during your workday to feel more energized? How much time do you need to meditate? - HINT: We all have time. What are some spiritual practices for people who don’t have time to meditate? Listen to how having a movement practice of some kind is necessary for entrepreneurs. How to tell the difference between your ego and intuition The best way to improve your intuition for business PS: We also learned that Graham was eating candy! It’s easy to use intuition in my business, and now I have some tools to start (or deepen). I’ve got to prioritize managing my stress and how it impacts my energy field and business. Emily Aarons is the most sought-after intuitive healer for female empire builders. She’s best known for getting her clients out of overwhelming burnout and unlocking the wisdom within to create business and soul alignment. For over two decades, Emily has been practicing healing works directly with powerful visionaries and teaching them how to tap into their intuition to activate quantum growth in their business.
56 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
Episode 123: Pat Duckworth - The Revelation of Menopause
Chemistry is important to me, as are relationships. I usually conduct what I call “chemistry calls” before I agree to interview a guest on the podcast. Pat and I had some chemistry. I immediately fell in love with her accent, authenticity, and humor. So much that 90 minutes later, we were still gabbing away. I loved our conversation. Pat is both wise and hysterical! She’s taken menopause into a whole new realm making it much more adventurous and accessible for women ready to experience this rite of passage through another lens. Pat approaches this subject differently, revealing to women what an honor it is and a positive rite of passage vs. the signaling of negative things to come. How Pat chose the title of her first book: Hot Women Rock. We discuss where menopause fits in the archetypical journey from maiden to mother to crone How cycles mark the passing of time for women and how women can learn to adjust to the cycles even when no longer menstruating. Why we often dismiss our wise women instead of honoring them How physical changes play a role in how we feel Why menopause is more than hot flashes and ending cycles- so much more! Pat Duckworth is a best-selling author, an international speaker, and a specialist in the area of wellness at menopause. She enjoyed a 30-year career in the British Civil Service, becoming a Director in a major Department. She has written five books on women’s health in midlife. In 2021 her book, Menopause: Mind the Gap, was given a 9/10 rating by getAbstract.Pat is a naturally-gifted public speaker, bringing humor and authenticity to her fact-filled presentations. Pat has worked with organizations in the Public and Private Sectors, including HMRC, ONS, Thomson Reuters, ProQuest, Galliard Homes, Cheshire Fire Service, Kameo Recruitment,& Cambridge University Press. Pat received the ‘Heart and SpiritAward’from the Evolutionary BusinessCouncilin 2022
60 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
Episode 122: Sara and Charlotte Vetter - Mother-Daughter Healing
I hope you enjoy this moving and provocative interview on Mother Daughter healing with Sara and Charlotte Vetter. I became aware of the mother wound in my life at an early age but had no idea how common it was. It was not until I viewed my relationships through a patriarchal lens that I was able to see more clearly how this dynamic is established and then passed down through the generations. I think this is a subject that’s critically important and is finally being revealed. I am deeply grateful for the love and liberation modeled in this episode between these two beautiful women because this work takes so much courage and self-reflection. I’m honored they trusted me to facilitate the interview- it was a gift to witness. “For daughters growing up in a patriarchal culture, there is a sense of having to choose between being empowered and being loved.” - Bethany Webster In this episode you’ll hear about: * Sara’s breakdown and divorce when Charlotte was 12 years old. * The Mother Wound and how it’s passed through the generations from mother to daughter. * Hear Charlotte describe what it was like to witness her mother's unhappiness and how she coped as a teenager. * Hear about Sara and Charlotte's patriarchal upbringing and how they chose different paths. * Why does generational trauma get passed down in a patriarchal culture? * How Charlotte and Sara made their way back to each other after distance and healing. * Charlotte’s interest in “next culture” and sustainable and community living. * Historically, women have internalized toxic messages which condition us to believe that our worth is tied to patriarchal values such as our level of production, or our identity as wife, caretaker, and mother- and how this is changing. * As more women awaken to our worthiness and sufficiency in the Sophia Century, we break the generational patterns that keep us in oppressive behaviors of self-sacrifice, and disempowerment while teaching our daughters to do the same. Charlotte Vetter is a playful powerhouse with a deep devotion to living an awakened life. Her mission is to ignite inspiration through transformative and impactful experiences while empowering individuals with the tools to feel resourced and radically expressed. Known for her soul blueprint evolutionary astrology readings and engaging live classes, Charlotte’s approach is strong, yet graceful. By bringing levity to challenges, she guides her clients to honor themselves, while breaking through blockages to reprogram body and mind. The result? A life filled with more radiant JOY. Sara Vetter is the Managing Director of the Soul of Money Institute and is a coach, consultant, workshop leader, keynote speaker and strategist. She has been working with the Soul of Money Institute since 2001 and has become a key player in all the initiatives of the institute, working in partnership with Author and Founder Lynne Twist. She is also the Major Gift Officer and fundraiser extraordinaire for the Pachamama Alliance, raising millions of dollars a year for the last 12 years- Pachamama alliance is an alliance between indigenous people of the Amazon and conscious committed people in the modern world and has raised millions of dollars and led and participated in more than 20 delegations and leads high level immersion trips to the Amazon Rainforest Sara has played a leadership role with the Nobel Women's Initiative, working closely with the six Nobel Women Peace Prize Laureates on fundraising, strategy and special delegations. Sara has co-led delegations to Dharamsala, India to see his Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Democratic Republic of Congo to work with Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee. She also co-led a coalition to Liberia working closely with Ms. Gbowe and Nobel Laureates Jody Williams, Mairead Maguire and Shirin Ebadi. Sara is also a member of the WPO (Women’s Presidents Organization). Sara’s effectiveness in producing results for the Soul of Money Institute and Pachamama Alliance are legendary. It was her initiative that landed Lynne Twist’s interview on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday in 2016.
62 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
Episode 121: Coco Groothuis - The Power of Cycles in Work and Life
As a female entrepreneur, until I learned the practice of self-care, I was always burning the midnight oil and highly susceptible to being sick and overwhelmed with anxiety and racing thoughts. Throw in motherhood and my monthly menstrual cycles, and my life became absolute chaos! When I look back, it can really make me sad to realize how disconnected I was from my body, its cycles, and the important conversations that are neglected in our culture as it pertains to women, our health, and our access to different aspects of ourselves based on where we are in our moon cycles as well as the seasons of our lives. In this episode, Coco Groothuis and I talk about re-learning what it means to be a modern woman in the world by remembering the wisdom of our bodies, our cycles, and how to sync our own rhythms to the natural rhythms of mother earth and the seasons. Listen in as Coco shares how she began to draw from these practices and has built upon them to help other women live and work in ways that could support and nourish vs. undermine and deplete. She coaches women with tools and theories that help us amplify our gifts by honoring our bodies' cycles and messages and by shifting from time to energy management. Coco also shares additional revelations she’s had through her pregnancy and the deeper wisdom her body gives her access to as she gets closer to being a first-time mother. In this episode: * Why is it important to recognize the four seasons in our lives and businesses? * Learn how the cycle of the moon and/or your menstruation can help you access your creativity and purpose. * Learn the difference between energy management and time management. * Why does hard work alone not automatically lead to the most successful and fulfilling life? * What is the dark time? * How can our seasons inform our energy? * Why wintertime and autumntime are so important in women's lives and why we often forget them. * How nature can teach us to return to our inner nature and essence and show us the path to success? * Why is it so important for women to do the emotional work, and how can this even help your job/business? Coco grew up in Haarlem (The Netherlands) and runs her consulting business from her current hometown of Ijmuiden. She has a clear vision for the future. In this, she sees a major role for female entrepreneurs, who, through their natural gift to connect and create unity, build mutual business structures that embrace inclusiveness, diversity, and sustainability. She helps soul-driven female entrepreneurs to do business cyclically, according to their natural rhythm. She has discovered my own natural flow through years of research and experimenting, feeling what works and what doesn’t, and following the natural cycles of ebb and flow. This allowed her to finally work and live in a new, healthy, structured way. This was when she developed the course FROM TIME MANAGEMENT TO ENERGY MANAGEMENT. In this course, she combines different tools and theories from working with the seasons, the Bullet Journal Method, and the moon's rhythm with her personal experience coaching individual entrepreneurs.
64 minutes | Mar 30, 2022
Episode 120: Vanessa Chakour - Awakening Artemis
Talking to Vanessa Chakour about her book Awakening Artemis was a joy! We discuss how we are not separate from nature or exempt from the natural world. How our survival is dependent on this interconnected nature with plants, animals, and fungi with whom we share ecosystems and exchange intellectual ideas. I can not express how much I loved this book, her writing, and the lessons explained in it. She shares why it was important to process personal traumas and write them into these stories to share with others. (I might have fangirled hard over her book.) "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." - John Muir Vanessa discusses how she came about choosing the title for the book and the multi-layers of meaning. Learn fascinating things about the weeds and flowers all around us that offer us profound benefits. How can plant life heal and restore humans? Be astonished by the many ways in which the wisdom of plants and knowing them more deeply can help us illuminate and understand ourselves. Listen to how her book helps people empower themselves as they connect with nature Listen to how she developed a love for boxing and how it became a healing modality Get a sneak peek into what is coming next “A weed is a plant out of place.” ― Jim Thompson Vanessa Chakour is an herbalist, visual artist, rewilding educator, former pro-boxer, environmental activist, and founder of Sacred Warrior—a multidisciplinary educational and experiential “school” offering plant medicine, wildlife conservation, and meditation through courses, workshops, and retreats with a diverse group of teachers. Sacred Warrior’s Rewilding Retreats are in partnership with the Wolf Conservation Center in New York, The Jaguar Rescue Center in Costa Rica, and Alladale Wilderness Reserve in the Scottish Highlands. Vanessa has shared her work as a speaker at the United Nations, Brown University, and the Muhammad Ali Center, and as a visual artist, in galleries from Tribeca to Chelsea. She lives in Western Massachusetts and teaches around the world.
60 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
Episode 119: Shelley Paxton - Soulbbatical
Shelley Paxton is passionate, charismatic, and soulful. Think Brené Brown meets Biker Babe, with a dash of Liz Gilbert and a wicked sense of humor. As former Chief Marketing Officer of Harley-Davidson, Shelley found herself at the top of the proverbial mountain feeling success-EMPTY instead of success-FULL. This awakening led her on a profound Soulbbatical journey that became her mission, business, and bestselling book, Soulbbatical: A Corporate Rebel's Guide to Finding Your Best Life. Shelley is leading a REBELution to rewrite the script of success and liberate a billion souls who feel called to something more. Shelley also hosts the Rebel Souls podcast, which invites you to flip the middle finger to the status quo in life, business, and the world at large. She is based in Chicago, is obsessed with the color orange, and geeks out regularly on art and deep conversations that make shift happen! Listen in as we unpack her revelations about life, love, soul-FULL living, and happiness. How does a soul fever show up in our lives? Hear about Shelley’s reoccurring nightmares that would not leave her alone until she started listening to what she was being shown. What does it mean to take a SOUL-batical? Why is this something everyone should do? How can you become the CSO - Chief Soul Officer - of your life? How does one shift from feeling Soul-EMPTY to soul-FULL? Why is it important to rewrite our success script?
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