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Episode 26: January 6, 2021
Holding Space for Hibernation
In Episode 26 we talk about hibernation. What is it and how can we honor our body's call to hibernate during these winter months? This is a delicious, cozy meditation designed to bring rest and renewal. Learn more about Holding Space for Hibernation in this blog post. Jump to 18:50 for the meditation.
Episode 27: January 13, 2021
Releasing Expectations by Stepping Into the Present
In Episode 27 we talk about how expectations keep us trapped in the past or the future rather than in the present moment. This meditation is designed to help us step fully into the present moment to release our expectations and open to the grandest vision of our highest good. Jump to 15:40 for the meditation.
Episode 28: January 20, 2021
Strengthening Our Connections
Episode 28 is all about connections. Our connections to our bodies, the Earth, and Divine energy allow us to receive to love. We must be connected with our self before we can be fully connected with others. This is a beautiful meditation full of sound healing to help strengthen our connection with the Earth, our sacral chakra, heart center and Divine energy in order to open to love. Jump to 14:15 for the meditation.
Episode 29: January 27, 2021
Opening to Ease
In Episode 29 we talk about the importance of ease and the parasympathetic nervous system response. I explain and teach oxytocin breathing, which helps bring us out of the sympathetic (fight flight or freeze) mode and into ease. This meditation is a great way to practice oxytocin breathing and to bring yourself into ease.
Episode 30: February 3, 2021
Trauma and Mindfulness: Meditation for People Who Can't Meditate
In Episode 30 we talk about how the trauma response affects our ability to sit in meditation. Many people have a hard time sitting still or focusing during meditation, and this can be due to a triggering of the trauma response. I explain why I think meditation is so important in rewiring the trauma response in the brain, and we approach learning to meditate in very short segments. In this meditation I give you three different tools you can practice in about 60 seconds to start to bring yourself more into a state of mindfulness and meditation, even if you feel like meditation isn't for you!
Episode 31: February 10, 2021
The Power of Intentional Sound
Episode 31 is all about having fun with sound. Using sound in an intentional way has the power to shift our energy in a profound way, and the beauty of sound is that it allows us to access parts of ourselves that we can't access consciously. This is a fun meditation in which we connect to ourselves physically and emotionally with intuitive vocal toning.
Episode 32: February 17, 2021
Decluttering and Renovating Our Energetic House
In Episode 32 I get really vulnerable about some of the emotional/energetic renovations I've been doing by changing a core belief about my inherent value. We also talk about energetic decluttering. This is a two-part meditation in which we practice my bone cleaning process to declutter our energy and then check in with the idea of making major renovations within our energetic field.
Episode 33: February 24, 2021
Embracing Darkness for Transformation
Episode 33 is about embracing our shadow in order to fully step into transformation. So often we want to focus on the positive or the light, but true transformation requires us to really look at our darkness and learn to embrace it. In this meditation we are invited to visit our healing cave to acquaint ourselves with our darkness and then ask for help to love and transform it.
Episode 34: March 3, 2021
Asking for Help and Opening to Receive
In Episode 34 we discuss challenging stigma, asking for help, and being open to receive that help. We give, create and hold space for others to the point that many of us have forgotten how to truly receive. This meditation is a gentle invitation to drop our defenses and open to receive help and unconditional love in a safe space.
Episode 35: March 10, 2021
Acknowledging and Releasing Struggle
In Episode 35 we talk about how acknowledging struggle is a sign of growth. It's important that we have awareness of when we are struggling, that we release our judgments about it, and that we understand that sometimes releasing struggle is more about tiring ourselves out and giving up than offering surrender. This is a great meditation to release some anger and struggle. Jump to 19:10 for the meditation.
Episode 36: March 17, 2021
Breakthroughs and Meeting Yourself Where You Are
Episode 36 is about letting go of the expectations that come up after we have a breakthrough. We also talk about Spiritual Processing, which you can learn more about in my blog post. This meditation introduces us to our higher self for guidance and further access to unconditional love. Jump to 22:02 for the meditation.
Episode 37: March 24, 2021
Accepting and Softening Into Our "Flaws"
Episode 37 is about recognizing that the way to truly expand and grow is with love, not fear. Embracing and softening toward the shadow parts of ourselves, the "too much" and "not enough," is what allows us to open to transformation. In this meditation we visit our younger selves to hold space and send love to the person we were when we started seeing our self as flawed. Jump to 20:00 for the meditation.
Episode 38: March 31, 2021
Intuitive Decision Making
In Episode 38 we discuss the difference between making decisions that come from the fear-based ego mind and those that come from intuitive flow. This is a great meditation to help get in touch with our highest self for guidance about making love-based decisions from a state of intuitive flow. Jump to 16:53 for the meditation.