It's rare that I feel intimidated by anyone, but I remember coming across today's guest for the first time a few years back and feeling that unfamiliar feeling. I now know the reason why is because she was embodying something I had only just begun to take a look at - shadow work, and willingness to embrace our darkness and love others, and ourselves, anyway. This is a deep and powerful interview where we talk about diving through the shadows to the center of your soul. We discuss what L'Erin calls "shatter points," and the strength available there. We also got into trusting your intuition over your intellect, real-deal healing, the five bodies, and taking responsibility for your projections. This is another "listen more than once" type of episode. I hope you enjoy it thoroughly.
About L'Erin Alta:
L'Erin Alta is a soul guide, shadow diver and spiritual teacher known for burning down the stale, fluffy, boring "self-help" formulas and helping women ignite true personal liberation. Her workshops, retreats and 1-on-1 intensives have been called, "transformation temples for unruly, soulful women".
She believes loss, grief and pain are healing initiations and if honored, they will fortify you, bringing you through the shadows into the light of your soul. Using movement, meditation, ritual, art and ancient practices, L’Erin guides women on a spiritual journey, helping them surrender their facades, shed their fears and finally come home to themselves.
If you were to read her resume, it would include Microsoft, non-profits large and small, as well as a 5-year stint as a MAC makeup artist. But what should really be there are the 23 countries where she's studied healing in backwater ashrams, jungle temples and mountain monasteries, working with spiritual teachers, medicine women and shamans from many faiths and spiritual paths to learn about trauma, healing and transformation.
The essence of her work is distilled to freedom - supporting you in finding it, cultivating it, living it.
Because your power is in this moment. In this breath. In this one courageous, against-all-odds, bravely true...Yes.
In this episode, L'Erin shares:
1. Returning to wholeness
3. Work as a devotional practice
For many years I denied anger I'd been holding on to practically my whole life, which allowed it to silently and not so silently impede my progress in a few different life areas. It caused me and others a lot of pain and suffering. Once I learned how to connect with my anger I realized it's a holy emotion - so today I'm reflecting on how that can be. I'm sharing a personal story, a related blog post from Danielle LaPorte and a poem. My prayer is that this one can help us all connect with, and use our anger for healing, connection and discernment, rather than destruction, disconnection and to perpetuate pain. Enjoy and share with those you know could use it. Big Love, E
You know I love every interview, but sometimes, a favorite emerges and this week was an ALL TIME FAVORITE. Sonya Renee Taylor, founder of The Body Is Not An Apology is about radical self-love for everybody and every body. This woman honors all of the humans at all of the intersections better than anyone I’ve ever seen. She is wildly inspiring, compassionate, intelligent, focused, diligent, and strong. This is an interview to share with friends, gather around, listen together and discuss what you learned afterwards. We talk about what she calls, “Body Terrorism” - a structural, systemic apparatus that informs how we think about our bodies, and how the information of the world around us forms our language. She shares the origin story of her movement and the RUCHUS Project with us (you’re going to LOVE this!), AND her definition and practice of radical self-love. We explore a lot of relevant things throughout this conversation that many of us are impacted by and likely don’t even realize. It’s so juicy and illuminating down to her description of womanhood in the 21st century as a container whose walls are threatening to burst. Listen to this one more than once and share it up, wild ones!
This is episode #200!! Such an exciting milestone, I want to take a moment to thank all of our listeners. We very literally could not do this without you! At the end of the episode, I share with you how we’re going to celebrate that this week - some of you will be super jazzed about it. And part of it is a surprise to one of our guests which is why I'm not writing it in the description here ;)
Today I'm talking about being "on the way" as a better way to view your journey than, "I'm not there yet." Not there yet opens the gateway for judgement, self-comparison and criticism, beating yourself up and being disappointed. Reframing that to acknowledging that you're on the way and reaching your destination (or goal, dream, etc), is inevitable, opens the gateway for possibility, opportunity, collaboration, plot twists, growth, and more. Enjoy the episode, and many many blessings for whatever you're on the way to!
I enjoyed this conversation with today's guest, Laura Coe so much. We talked about some really practical things and laughed a lot at ourselves and how humans behave in today's interesting world. We explored how in every moment there's an infinite number of ways to interpret what happens and reclaiming the word "authenticity" which is both overused and misused in our content-heavy society. And we dove into some "big" topics like existentialism, self-regulation, and how suffering happens when we try to hold onto pleasure and push pain away. It's a very illuminating discussion, can't wait to hear what you get out of it! xo, E
About Laura Coe:
Laura co-founded Litholink Corporation, a healthcare company serving over 350,000 patients per month nationally. When Litholink sold to a Fortune 500 company, she left corporate America to pursue lifelong passions.
Even while working in corporate healthcare, Laura always specialized in breaking down complex concepts for to make them easy to digest, understand, and apply. Now she channels that unique skill into “translating” philosophy and ancient wisdom – breaking down monumental, life-changing wisdom in a way that everyone can apply to their own lives.
Laura currently devotes her energy toward writing, coaching, helping others implement spiritual teachings in their everyday lives. Her first book, Emotional Obesity, is available for purchase. And now she is the host of the popular podcast, The Art of Authenticity.
In this episode, Laura shares:
1. Navigating the difference between resistance and dissonance
2. Reclaiming the word “authenticity” and living in your truth
3. Letting go of keeping up with the Joneses
Today's topic addresses something I get asked about a lot and it was top of mind for me as I just spent a week visiting my family on the East Coast. For me it was the most fun and enjoyable visit I've had with them since I moved out of my parents' home after college and more significantly, decided to leave the religion I was raised in, and decided to pursue a very different and non-traditional path both personally and professionally. All of this has required some real healing, adjusting and re-orienting of things. That's what I'm focusing on in today's Sermon.
I also want to add that we recently surveyed our audience and one question I asked was if people listen to the sermons, and then why or why not. Many people who said no mentioned being triggered by the word Sermon - which makes sense. So I want to remind you all that everything I do and create is centered around the belief that everything you’ve ever needed has always been inside of YOU - and even these sermons are for that purpose. To spark your own truth, power, wisdom, and right action. Sometimes they’ll land for you, other times they won’t. Always trust your own discernment.
That said, I hope today's topic is useful for you - and if you know anyone else who would benefit from it, please share. xo, E
We've got another throwback guest on the show today - my dear friend Christine Hassler. What's cool is the last time I interviewed Christine, we'd only met in passing. Over the last year we've gotten to know each other really well, which always makes for deeper conversation! In this episode we explore inner and outer chaos, consciousness in action - not just theory, empathy vs. sympathy, giving people the dignity of their process and more. What I love about Christine is that she's been in the coaching industry since well before it morphed into what it is now. Her perspectives and methods are solid, grounded and time tested in her own life and with clients. This is good stuff people. Enjoy!
About Christine Hassler:
Christine Hassler is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, master coach, podcast and TV host who is committed to guiding people and organizations into their highest potential. She left her successful job as a Hollywood agent at 25 to pursue a life she could be passionate about . . . but it did not come easily. After being inspired by her own unexpected challenges and experiences, she realized her journey was indeed her destination.
In 2005, she wrote her first book 20-Something, 20-Everything and then 20 Something Manifesto in 2008. Her latest best-selling book Expectation Hangover: Free Yourself from Your Past, Change Your Present and Get What You Really Want is the guidebook for how to treat disappointment on the emotional, mental, behavioral and spiritual levels.
Today, she supports individuals in answering the questions: “Who Am I, What do I want, and How do I get it?” Christine is a master coach who combines life coaching with the principles of spiritual psychology. She is passionate about supporting people out of suffering and limitation and into fulfillment. Bottom line: she helps people get “over it and on with it!”
Christine’s passion for coaching was born at the age of 23 when she met her first life coach, Mona. She thought she was just going to get some advice about the challenges she was having with her boyfriend and questions she had about her career, but she ended up seeing and studying with Mona for over a decade. The work they did together was life-changing. Most notably, Christine was able to get through her massive quarter-life crisis when she lost everything (job, engagement, money and health) and off anti-depressants and other medications after being on them for 20 years.
Christine Hassler Author, Speaker, Coach
Her thirst for personal development continued as she dived into self-help books, attended seminars and retreats, got trained in NLP and eventually pursued her master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology with an emphasis in Consciousness, Health and Healing from the University of Santa Monica. As a student and eventually faculty member, the principles of USM are foundational to Christine’s life and work.
Christine knows we are always consistently growing and evolving. There is no “there” and we are never “done”. However, with the right tools and teachers, the journey is a lot easier! This is why Christine has her own coach and always will.
In 2006 Christine began speaking professionally to colleges. After writing books and spending so much time with 20-Something’s, she became a millennial expert and was mentored to begin speaking about generational diversity in the corporate market. Today Christine leads seminars and workshops to audiences around the country. She has spoken to over 100,000 people at colleges, personal growth events, conferences, and corporations. Christine has appeared as an expert on The Today Show, CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, E!, Style and PBS, as well as various local television and radio shows, speaking about generation diversity, millennials, resilience, leadership, life balance and “Expectation Hangovers®” – a phenomenon she identified and trademarked. She is also a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and Cosmo.
Currently she hosts a top-rated podcast on the Podcast One Network “Over it and On with it” where she coaches callers live on the air. She is also the co-host and relationship expert on TLC’s The Spouse House. Christine leads four retreats per year, runs a yearly Personal Mastery online course, hosts a membership community, and works privately with clients.
For more information on any of these things, please go here.
Christine grew up in Dallas, graduated cum laude from Northwestern University and received her master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Christine loves living a healthy lifestyle and is obsessed with human optimization. She currently resides in San Diego and loves spending time with her family and friends in Austin, Texas.
In this episode, Christine shares:
1. How to deal with feelings we don't want to feel in a way that releases it rather than recycles it
2. Identifying the "pay off" to uncomfortable experiences
3. Willpower and awareness aren't enough to change
Today the Sunday Sermon is about The Courage to Transform Doubt. Moving to Malibu has had me thinking a lot about the energetic intersections between social and cultural impact and prosperity mindset. Some of the conversations I am engaging in these days aren’t the “highest vibration” - which is not a judgement, it simply means the energy is heavy, the topics are super charged, there are negative elements. This is no reason to be afraid of them or avoid them though, because they are also valid and important topics. So today I've got a really beautiful and demonstrative story from Edwene Gaines' Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity to address utmost courage, and how to alleviate doubt in your life. Whether your doubts arise from your own life experience, paying attention to the experiences of others' or somewhere else. Have a listen and let me know what you think! xo
One of my favorite humans is back on the show today! There are a lot of teachings out there about mindset and prosperity. One of the reasons I’m so excited to have Kisma back talking about this specifically, is I know her personally, I know how her business works, I see how great her relationships are, she’s one of the most consistently low-drama humans I know, she’s super fun, rarely stressed, AND I don’t think I’ve ever seen her overwhelmed. Basically, she LIVES and BREATHES what she teaches! And I respect this so much because tons of people can teach you how to make more money, but a lot of them are human disaster areas behind the scenes. During the interview Kisma helps us focus on the highest form of service, seeking our highest form, using specificity and intuition to move towards a higher state of being, doing, having, sharing, and creating. We also get into what prosperity actually is, and the flow between energy, thoughts and action.
About Kisma Orbovich:
Kisma Orbovich is often referred to as a leading transformational expert incorporating ancient wisdom for modern day success. She’s co-host of the award winning podcast Illumination with Nick and Kisma (click here) and is an active mentor for high performing artists, celebrities, CEO’s and entrepreneurs.
Kisma speaks and trains all over the world as well as from her online platform where she reaches thousands of students. She’s passionate about helping people clear their blockages so they can Manifest from their Higher Self, step into their Full Potential and lead their life and business in line with their Soul’s Purpose. She teaches humans how to command their reality and live from Infinite Awareness.
Founder of Illumination Academy™ Kisma is certified in Auric Clearing, DNA Activation, Karmic Imprint Clearing, Divine Soul Reading, and Yoga (500 RYT). Her foundation is Vedanta and Holodynamics and she leads retreats to Maui, India, San Diego and other locations worldwide.
Kisma lives in Carlsbad with her partner, Nick Hansinger, CEO of Source Movement and travels the globe to stay in touch with her daughter, Zoe Hu and teach workshops.
In this episode, Kisma shares:
1. Ideals vs goals
2. Directionality of desire
3. The difference between needs, wants, and desires
4. How to use your intuition for prosperity
Today I'm talking about ONENESS. We hear this, and it’s one of those things that if we try to understand it intellectually, the brain might freeze and reject the notion, but by looking at how it actually functions, how it works and shows up in our lives, we can cultivate a way of living, a way of being that honors and respects that yes, in fact, we are all ONE. One mind, one heart, and one energy body - specifically.
In this episode, I'm reading you a passage from my journal the day before my birthday as I explored and felt into the application of oneness in my own life. Enjoy! Oneness is such a beautiful topic. Please share your opinion, curiosities and experiences of oneness in the comments if you'd like.
This week's Sunday Sermon is about progress, resistance, and holy consistency. I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately on progress. My own progress, and the progress I get to witness and also facilitate in my various programs and offerings for clients. And when I think about progress I have to think about alchemy because much energy is required to create progress. Progress results from transformation and transmutation, and there can be no progress without an object to PRO-GRESS. Sometimes it’s a singular object, others it’s a collective object.
For example, you and I. We are individuals and we can make progress. Our “culture” is an enormous object…and requires the individual pieces to be progressing in order for the whole to progress. This is why we do our work. This is why we keep showing up and don’t zone out, because we know we are part of the fabric, and for the fabric to progress, every thread has to do it's part. My focus in today's episode is about the antidote to all of this being what I am calling HOLY CONSISTENCY. Enjoy!
This is Part II of 33 Lessons From My 33rd Year. Part of my intention with doing this two-part series was really personal and also alchemical. I had been thinking about writing a blog post, 33 Lessons From My 33rd year, but it felt daunting. Then when I realized I deleted the episode that was supposed to go live on Sept 4, it felt like an opening. We even ended up moving the episode we had planned for today.
This is how life works when you listen to your Wild Soul. It’s a dance of peaceful action and surrender to life’s mysterious way of unfolding and letting us know what wants to happen. In my experience I find this is what free will is for. To say yes and roll with it when it’s obvious, or say no and do whatever you want.
This episode goes live on Monday 9/11 and my birthday is this coming Thursday 9/14. Many will listen to this long after those dates, so I’m invoking some divine support, and the wisdom of my higher soul to declare that energetically, by telling these stories and sharing these lessons and reflections now, I am putting all the energy and attachments of these things that do not serve my highest and best behind me under grace in perfect ways.
These episodes are an honoring and completion of what was, what has fertilized, and what is new, next, and unfolding. To be able to share these stories, from a more healed and neutral place, with mega compassion for everyone involved, while also not holding back my truth, feels important. It’s something I need to practice more, while also balancing what feels right to keep private or sacred.
Life involves other people and navigating that can be sticky sometimes, but it’s not an excuse to hide.
So that’s some behind the scenes stuff. And reflections on sharing reflections, haha. Enjoy!
After a heavy and intense week all over the world, the medicine of Inner Strength, Protection, and Fierceness that the Goddess Durga brings felt like the perfect medicine for this week's Sunday Sermon.
In this episode I read you some writings about Durga from Sally Kempton and Aurobino Ghose, share my own experience of embodying this archetype and calling on her powerful energy, and guide you through the Fierce Feminine ritual from the Wild Soul Oracle deck. I also share the story of why I saved that card for last when I was writing the guidebook and my own fear around revealing a deeper part of my true nature through writing the ritual itself. Enjoy and please share with friends who could use the energy during these times! xo
Awakening Shakti by Sally Kempton
In Praise of the Goddess: The Devimahatmya and Its Meaning
Shakti Meditations by Sally Kempton
Sarah Durham Wilson's Instagram
When I pressed record on this episode I wasn't sure how long it would take. I also had no idea how cathartic it would be, or how much I needed to do this to powerfully and intentionally close out my wildest year yet. It's split into two parts - this is part one, Lessons 1-18. Part II will go up next week. May it be useful.
The last year has been one of the most significant, intense, healing, revealing, challenging, and miraculous of my life. Much of that was painted by ending a long term relationship with an emotionally abusive and highly narcissistic person, facing my own codependency, and working through everything that came with that. A lot of it also arose out of recalibrating my identity and reclaiming my power and truth. Many of these lessons also revolved around gaining a deeper understanding of compassion and applying it to every area of my life.
Compassion doesn't mean tolerating bad behavior or not telling the whole truth about things when the timing is right and it's healthy. Compassion doesn't mean protecting people who don't protect you. Compassion is about acceptance in it's highest form. It's about deeply questioning things AND accepting things. Compassion invites us to listen to our souls and take action that aligns with our values. At least that's how compassion has wanted to weave itself into the fabric of my life over the last year.
In the last year I also identified some shifts that were needing to happen in my business and marketing practices. And in a clearer way than ever, I saw where I hadn't been acknowledging and integrating deeper collective issues into my life, message and work. I have learned a lot and continue to learn how to can engage with these issues in a more useful way for the WHOLE, rather than just myself, or the people in, "my bubble." Life is so freaking full and everything touches everything else.
This sermon is inspired by three powerhouse women I got to interview for the show this week: Kelly Diels, Sonya Renee Taylor, and L'Erin Alta. They are all doing their own form of activism in the world and they are all rocking it out with fierceness AND compassion, which is why their work is effective. A big lesson I learned in this last year, is the difference between compassion and tolerance. I’ll riff on that more during my 33 lessons in my 33rd year episode, but the crux is this, we can be compassionate, while demonstrating intolerance for things that do not align with our values.
The core of today's sermon is a reading from Alana Fairchild's Mother Mary Oracle deck. It's my very favorite deck. The question I asked before I pulled the card was, "What is something we all need to know about compassion right now?" And the card I got is called, "Our Lady of Peaceful Change" #youcantmakethisshitup Enjoy and share wild loves, thank you so much!
Light Watkins is a former fashion model turned meditation teacher. He was raised in the South, has lived in New York City and Los Angeles, and has traveled extensively. He brings a ton of perspective from a wealth of experience, in a super calm, direct, and grounded way. Relax and enjoy this interview, wild ones. We talked about different forms of meditation and which ones work best for which people. Light walked me through some really interesting scientific facts about meditation (don't worry - we didn't get too technical!), and what the four catalysts for distress are. We got into boredom, connection, and happiness. AND!! He shared a really awesome story of a trip he took to Paris many years ago that was filled with synchronicity (our favorite!).
About Light Watkins:
Light has been operating in the meditation space since 1998, first as a practitioner, then as an apprentice to his Vedic Meditation teacher, and finally as a teacher himself. He's currently based in Santa Monica, CA, but travels the world giving talks on happiness, mindfulness, inspiration, and meditation, as well as leading popular meditation trainings and retreats.
His passion is to teach people simple tools for increasing happiness. To date, Light has taught meditation to thousands through his live courses, books, and online trainings. He's taught at Apple, Soho House, Summit, and several tech start-ups around the U.S. His first book, The Inner Gym (L&G), is a 30-day "inner workout" for strengthening happiness, and his upcoming book, Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying (Penguin), is a straight-talk how-to book that teaches busy professionals how to enjoy meditation.
Light contributes to multiple wellness blogs and writes a popular daily email called Light's Daily Dose of Inspiration. Light's TEDx talk has garnered hundreds of thousands of views, and he is the founder of The Shine Movement, a global pop-up inspirational variety show on a mission to share the stories of regular people who are making a difference in the world.
In this episode, Light shares:
1. Why reverence for a practice enhances the practice
2. Why flossing your teeth is like meditation
3. The difference between actual meditation and meditative activities
This week's Sunday Sermon opens up with a prayer and ends with a poem. Between the two I explore the concept and symbolism of spirals and how they show up and impact our lives and our thoughts. When we increase our awareness of the spiral nature of life, it's much easier to have faith, build trust, and surrender in the day to day. We better understand that life, progress, and existence simply aren't linear. From there I explored the relationship between faith, trust, and surrender by revisiting, deconstructing and refining views I've previously held. Enjoy - and here's the poem:
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE GUEST
The hand sat in the classroom
Of the eye
And soon learned to love
The sky sat in the classroom
And now look what it gives us at night:
All that is learned.
There was a time when man
Was so burdened with survival
That he rarely bathed in dancing sounds.
But dear ones,
Now drop your pointed shields that wound.
What happens to the guest who visits the house
Of a great musician?
Of course his tastes become refined.
There are some who can visit
That Luminous Sphere that reveals
This life never
The truth of that experience
Is reserved for so
God draws back like a kite
Some of those who get lost in the Sun
And after their recovery
From being sublimely independent,
Having known the Unspeakable Union--
They might try again with all their courage
To sing a simple tune like this:
"What happens to the guests who keep visiting
The verse of a Perfect One?
Their voices and cells become refined
And like the soft night candle (the moon)
They begin to give this world
All the light they have
Your hand sits in the classroom
An apprentice as Hafiz was,
Mastering the crave of
As this earth spins on
Today's guest recently published her first book, Grief Unveiled, and I've been looking forward to having her on the show since the idea for this book was just a seedling. I remember being on the phone with her and saying she must message me as soon as it was ready to be alive in the world so we could talk about it on the show. Grief is a deeply personal, intimate, and tender topic, and Sarah comes from a place of wanting to rebel against grief "as we know it." Sarah is a veteran and military widow with four children, who found herself seeking a solution that didn't exist. Her perspective on grief is that it doesn't have to only be about survival or stress management, and that it's entirely possible to create a thriving life (and not dishonoring or disrespectful to anyone's memory). This is what she's done, and in today's episode she's sharing her story, her experience, and how she now helps other widows through the experience as well. It's a fascinating and delicate conversation - if you're currently grieving anything or anyone in your life right now, please be extra gentle with yourself as you listen and stay close to your own heart.
About Sarah Nannen:
Sarah Nannen is a grief coach and the author of Grief Unveiled. Based on her own experiences and those of her clients, she writes candidly about the intense shadowland of widowhood and grief’s many layers. She is the founder of an online grief coaching program dedicated to shifting the negative paradigm surrounding grief toward one of hope and possibility. While honoring the painful terrain that must be navigated in grief with intention, Sarah boldly challenges the limiting cultural mythology of widowhood in her work.
Sarah’s up and coming podcast Grief Unveiled: An Inside Look at Widowhood continues the exploration far beyond the scope of this book.
In addition to life coaching, Sarah is a yoga teacher and reiki practitioner who is fascinated by the human capacity for healing and wholeness. Sarah is a veteran and military widow who lives in central Illinois with her four children. In her “spare time” you’ll find her teaching yoga, traveling, or playing hard with her family.
In this episode, Sarah shares:
1. Making and claiming space for yourself as you grieve
2. Helpful and non-helpful things you can say and do for someone who is grieving
3. The importance of friendship, [sisterhood] and connection during hard times
In today's Sunday Sermon, I open up with one of my very favorite prayers, Judy Sion's Invocation to the Cosmic Mother. The rest of our time together is about developing and engaging with a non-human spiritual support system. Think of this as forming a cosmic support squad, or my favorite way, a personal pantheon. I briefly talk about what my pantheon is comprised of and how I interact with these Divine beings, messengers, energies, archetypes, and guides in waking life and in the dream world. Enjoy and tell me who's in your squad in the comments!
Today's guests are dear friends of mine and two of the most dynamic and creatively expressed people I know - Renee Airya and Akira Chan. I was especially excited to interview them together as they are both a couple, and co-founders of a production company. They live together, they work together, and they do an amazing job at maintaining their sovereignty. We talked a lot about creativity in this interview, from creative processes, to using creativity as a form of self-care, and how to communicate things to yourself through creativity. We covered rituals to be more creative, and explored the intersection between health, creativity AND productivity. We also got into identifying your "passion wheelhouse" and being a creative channel. This is definitely a "listen more than once" kind of episode. Enjoy!
About Renee Airya and Akira Chan:
Akira Chan & Renee Airya are the creative couple behind RARE Media & Creative Agency. RARE stands for Revolutionary, Artistic, Relevant & Enchanting. Tired of ugly media? RARE creates uncommonly captivating art, music videos, on-line program launches and documentaries. Bonus: They understand business and marketing! And enthusiastically captain a global production team that captures impactful stories and weaves them into visual productions that look good and amplify each client’s worthy message and mission. Their clients include Bulletproof, Chopra Center, Lifebook/Mindvalley and Artists for Addicts to name a few.
RARE’s beginnings are rooted in Renee and Akira’s own RARE Love story, an odyssey that stems from their complimentary skill sets and the dance of masculine and feminine energy of the duo. They enhance each other’s creative and productive energy. Together, their dedication has set a purposeful foundation for their relationship, their life’s work and their individual expression. They hope to inspire other creative’s (and couples) who run businesses together.
In this episode, Renee and Akira share:
1. Your life is not a deliverable
2. Creating from dis-ease or non-health
3. What mental health has to do with stability and creativity
4. Why focus, discipline, commitment and routine are MUCH sexier in practice than they sound in theory
This is the first of many Sunday Sermons to come. I am so so excited to share this new type of episode with you all today.
Since we launched in May 2015 I've experimented with some extra types of episodes, listener Q+A, Thirsty Thursday interviews (a bit off topic but stuff I know you're interested in...etc) and none of them have ever felt as ALIVE to me as the regular episodes...UNTIL the idea for Sunday Sermons dropped in.
These will be shorter solo episodes, 10-20 minutes, where I do oracle readings, share my favorite prayers, poems and excerpts from what I'm reading. I'll explore creative and inspiring ideas, thoughts and ruminations for you to be nourished and fed by going into your week.
They are going to be super juicy.
Think of it as wild and untamed gospel, heart ponderings, and delicious morsels of wisdom to spark your own truth, power, and love, from my Wild Soul to yours.
Today for our first Sunday Sermon, I'm opening up with the Wild Soul Woman Manifesto and sharing the Remembering, Reflection questions, Mantra and Ritual for Card #16 in the Wild Soul Oracle Deck - the Break the Lineage card (pictured below)
Enjoy and please share with anyone whom you know will resonate with the message.
If you've never heard of Anita Moorjani before, she is an extraordinary woman with an incredible story and treasure trove of wisdom to share. In 2006, she died of cancer. You read that right. She came back and now shares the story openly of what happened "on the other side" through speaking engagements and books. Back in 2014 I listened to her first book, "Dying To Be Me" and it had a deep impact on me. So much so that when I started reading her second book, "What if this is Heaven?" a few months ago, and had the thought, "I would LOVE to interview her!" I actually felt a bit intimidated.
It was a real honor to spend an hour with Anita and get to reflect more intimately on her experience of living since dying. We talked about the difference between human love and unconditional love. She shared how over-giving, over-functioning, guilt and fear contributed to her excruciating four-year cancer experience. We talked about what it was like returning to her body, how she works with her inner guidance now, and why this earth experience is necessary. And I especially appreciated her exploration of "health awareness," as often (not always), what is being called "healthcare" is more like "illness scare."
Enjoy this episode, and please share if it you find it inspiring, learn something new, or remember something valuable!
SIDE NOTE: A few weeks back when Keli Garza was on the show talking about Vaginal Steaming, we talked about doctors a bit and Keli shared some pretty strong opinions, all based on personal experience or her clients' experiences. We received some emails from people who were upset about this, and called it biased and unbalanced. Of course it's biased, it's my show, and I am only one person. So I want to remind you that the entire basis of our show is to expose ourselves to all kinds of life experiences, so that we can consider what things may or may not have value in relation to our own, expand our awareness, and be more inclusive. As a host, it's my choice to value and honor all of our guest's beliefs, experiences and opinions, whether or not I understand or agree. I always follow my curiosity, and we aim to create a space for authentic self-expression. I neither ask you to or expect you to enjoy every episode or agree with every guest, or me. All I ask is to keep an open mind, and if you would like to share feedback with us, be kind in your messages. Thank you!
About Anita Moorjani:
Anita Moorjani, an international speaker and the author of New York Times Best Seller Dying To Be Me and her latest book, What If This Is Heaven?, is a woman with a remarkable story.
After a 4-year battle with cancer, Anita fell into a coma and was given days to live. As her doctors gathered to revive her, she journeyed into a near death experience (NDE) where she was surrounded by unconditional love and deep wisdom. In this place, she was given a powerful truth: HEAVEN IS NOT A DESTINATION; IT IS A STATE OF BEING.
During her NDE, Anita was also given the choice to return to her physical form or to continue into this new realm. She chose the former. And when she regained consciousness, her cancer began to heal. To the amazement of her doctors, she was free of countless tumors and cancer indicators within weeks.
Anita’s NDE has captured the hearts and attention of millions across the globe. She has been a featured guest on The Dr. Oz Show, Fox News, The Today Show, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, the National Geographic Channel, as well as The Pearl Report in Hong Kong, Headstart with Karen Davila in the Philippines, and many others.
In this episode, Anita shares:
1. What Anita means by "health awareness" instead of "illness scare"
2. How to stay connected to Source when "reality" sets in
4. Why she returned from her Near Death Experience (NDE)
This is a different type of episode - I am the one being interviewed today!
I get a lot of messages from listeners who are trying to find their purpose and do meaningful, satisfying work in the world that has an impact in a way they're passionate about and can be proud of.
You tell me you're reaching out to me because you see me doing those things and want to know how, what were the steps, how did I get started, how did I get here.
So today I invited a dear friend, fellow Wild Dreamer, entrepreneur, super soulful mama and former guest, Jadah Sellner to interview me for this episode so I can answer those questions for you - along with any other juicy questions Jadah could come up with. She did not disappoint. Enjoy, and be sure to share with anyone you know who is also looking to birth their dreams or their sacred work in the world and have it grow.
About Jadah Sellner:
Jadah Sellner is an author, international keynote speaker, poet, and the creator of the Mentorship Lab™ & Build Your Challenge™ at jadahsellner.com.
Since 2009, Jadah has started 3 businesses (including one brick and mortar) and now helps creative CEO’s, visionary entrepreneurs, and social change companies build communities with love, so that you can connect to your bigger vision, reach more people, support your family, and grow your income while NOT adding more work for you.
(You may also know her from her work as co-founder and co-author of Simple Green Smoothies, which has been featured on The Doctors TV show, Oprah's O Magazine, Target and the Wall Street Journal.)
When Jadah’s not helping world changers build their tribes with the Love Over Metrics™ movement, you can catch her reading Shel Silverstein poems at the dinner table. She lives in the San Francisco bay area with her husband, daughter, and their little “chiweenie” dog, Clementine.
In this episode, Elizabeth shares:
1. How you need faith the most when the rubber hits the road
2. Lessons on giving yourself permission
3. Surrendering as a practice while building a business
4. The nitty gritty details in taking an idea from seed to full blown launch into the world
I know I say this a lot, but I LOVED doing this interview. Keli Garza, founder of Steamy Chick is brilliant, hilarious and passionate. This conversation centers around vaginal health, specifically the health benefits, practice and history of vaginal steaming. I was so SO impressed with Keli's deep knowledge, research, and experience on a topic I knew very little about going into the discussion. I'd love to tell you hearing the origin story of how she got into this work was my favorite part, but I had like seven favorite parts - you're just going to have to listen and decide for yourself what's most illuminating in this episode. Enjoy!
About Keli Garza:
Keli Garza holds a Masters degree in International Development graduating cum laude. A social science researcher by academic training, Keli has spent the past several years doing women's health research and has founded a new field of discipline called peristeam hydrotherapy. Having recorded over six hundred peri-steam case studies, Keli holds the only known research database of its kind. Keli has worked to develop treatment protocols which are now becoming the industry standard. Her approach is unique in that she tailors treatment based on different menstrual patterns and that she works with an Oriental Medicine Doctor who prescribes specific herbs in the formulas. At Steamy Chick Keli oversees all operations and instructs online e-courses.
In this episode, Keli shares:
1. How the moon is ours
2. What cramping is - contracting, which means something is stuck
3. What a "perfect period" is
It was SO MUCH fun to jam on Flow with my friends Jackie and Justin in this episode, y'all. We geeked out on synchronicity, living in flow, and the relationship between work and play. We talked about travel, money and receptivity, which of course opened a conversation around trust. Since Jackie and Justin have done a ton of traveling teaching about Flow, we also discussed how it resonates across cultures. I hope you can take a lot of inspiration and insight from this one and apply it to your own life. Let me know if you do!!
About Jackie Knechtel:
Jackie Knechtel, M.A. is a transformational coach, adventurer, visionary leader, super connector, master manifestor, and pioneer in the area of flow. She is the founder of the Conscious Collective which holds retreats, leads workshops and delivers transformational experiences worldwide. Jackie is also the co-author of the forthcoming book Flow: The Art of Effortless Living and is actively shifting consciousness on a global scale through her speaking, coaching practice and by blending science and spirituality into practical tools for living an enlightened life. In her previous career Jackie was an autism specialist with clients in NYC, Beverly Hills, Dubai and Saudi Arabia. She is currently working to revolutionize the therapy delivery model for special needs children and their caregivers with her vision, Spectra.
About Justin Faerman:
Justin Faerman is a visionary change-agent, international speaker, serial entrepreneur and consciousness researcher dedicated to evolving global consciousness, bridging science and spirituality and spreading enlightened ideas on both an individual and societal level. He is the co-founder of Conscious Lifestyle Magazine and the Flow Consciousness Institute and a sought after teacher, known for his pioneering work in the area of flow and the mechanics of consciousness. He has a diverse entrepreneurial background that includes pioneering exponential growth at green tech companies and building some of the world’s top conscious media publishing platforms. His current work is largely focused on creating disruptive, paradigm shifting technologies and teaching platforms that integrate the best of both scientific and spiritual insights into the nature of reality and human consciousness with the end goal being of helping people to create socially impactful, deeply fulfilling and prosperous lives and businesses. Justin currently travels the world holding talks, trainings and workshops on the art of living in flow consciousness, merging intuition and business and conducting deep research into the practical applications of consciousness enhancing, psychospiritual technologies.
In this episode, Jackie and Justin share:
1. Engaging with creative visions
2. The power of intuition - following signals and clues
3. The process of subtraction