My First Solocast - Laying Parts of Ourselves to Rest
This is my first solocast! With my birthday, a new moon and Summer Solstice all coming up and within a few days of each other, I'm feeling the pull of time on my mind, especially as the video from Truth Telling for Truth Seekers keynote is online now.
When I told the story on stage of the moment I knew I had to leave my 'perfect life', I cleared a lot of energetic, psychological and emotional trauma, shame, and suffering that I was still holding onto.
Suffering is an intellectual reaction to pain. It is disempowering and draining, while keeping us trapped in mental cycles.
We can go into the past to mark the places where we've left parts of ourselves, called Descansos by author Clarissa Pinkola Estes in her book - the ‘Bible’ for all women, ‘Women Who Run With The Wolves’, and we can lay those parts of ourselves to rest, bless them and move on. This practice opens us to different responses and results in the present.
There are also strong energies pulling at us to face some of the hidden narratives that are running like operating software in the background of our daily lives and interactions. It’s important to reflect, ponder, contemplate and consider these as they come up to conscious awareness. The journey within requires our undivided attention to these parts of us, so that we can give them attention (light) and by doing so, we reduce the emotional charge (shadow) that they have on us.
Listen to the Episode below, or head to this page to listen on Anchor and many other podcasting platforms - including Google podcasts!