Welcome to the Higher Self Podcast, a home for healing and awakening souls. Your host, Carina Devi, is a meditation teacher, empowered empath guide, anxiety alchemist, wise woman, and embodies a refreshing combination of real, authentic truth, goofy hilarity, and pure, loving awareness. Here, you'll hear stories of healing, awakening, and transformation, receive loving guidance for the challenges of being both human and spirit, enjoy out-of-this-world guided meditations, and learn practical tools to embody your truest, wisest, highest self - the person you were always meant to be.
Dancing With The Unknown and A Quick Life Update
In this episode, I share where in the world I've been for the last 5 months, some major changes in my life and health, and tease an exciting new offering that will be available to you soon. I share my experience with tower moments, trusting the unknown, resting in the fertile void of unknown, and what I've learned about courage and commitment.
Motherhood as a Spiritual Initiation
In this episode, I share my unique insight as someone whose work is to mother the mothers.
Here's some of what you'll hear in this episode:
1:47 - The search for soulful knowledge
5:30 - Women crave depth and motherhood is, perhaps, the deepest thing we'll ever experience
8:14 - The sobering reality of new motherhood
9:50 - The split between before baby (woman as master of her own life) and after baby (woman as beginner)
11:22 - A new identity unfurls
12:36 - What is an initiation?
19:00 - No one suffers from a loss of community more than mothers
20:11 - The felt loss of mother wisdom in a community
21:19 - My work in the world - the Mindful Mamas App
23:26 - Heartbreaking statistics about the state of mothers
28:01 - The tender & sacred 4th trimester, the 5 universal postpartum needs, & why every new mom needs protection and intimate support during this time
33:07 - Parents who are deprived of soulful guidance and are unaware of the failing societal structures internalize their struggles as a personal failure.
40:09 - Even with strong support, there is an element of a solo journey
42:25 - The joy, bliss, & transcendence that is available when parents are supported
44:29 - The initiations and lessons that are unique to motherhood
46:46 - Becoming stronger, more open, and heart-centered
51:40 - The wisdom in your wounds
54:32 - How can we radically support parents?
56:10 - What does a world of supported parent and children look like?
A Story of Finding Purpose & Why It's Not As Hard To Find As You Think
In this episode, I share my story of discovering my purpose and share tips and guidance to support you in finding yours as well. When you know your purpose, everything becomes more clear, decisions are more swift, and you can trust that you are on the right path.
Here's what you'll hear in this episode:
0:00 - Intro
1:36 - This episode is for you if...
2:40 - Short centering practice
5:45 - I WAS a terrible plant mom
7:30 - The story begins - Radical shifts and reconnecting with intuition
13:18 - Following the pleasure path
16:17 - This is where I'm supposed to be
18:55 - Your purpose is so much more simple than you think
23:33 - You can never be off your path
Q & A
25:17 - Tools to begin discovering your purpose
30:40 - When your purpose leaves you exhausted & burnt out
33:31 - When your purpose keeps changing
34:34 - You soul is always in the driver's seat
36:22 - When your purpose takes you away from everything else
40:29 - The state of the world and why it's hard to step into your own light
47:16 - Outro & what's coming!
Healing from Migraines: Staying Present Through Pain and Uncovering Gifts From Suffering, Part 2
In this episode, I go deeper into what I've learned from pain and healing.
- Techniques for being with pain
- Expanding our experience with sensation language
- The healing rollercoaster
- A vision of healing
- Words of love to those who are healing
- Integration happens with the body
- Why the meaning you make means everything,
- How you can rewire subconscious beliefs with mantras for a more empowered, growthful life.
Healing From Migraines: Staying Present Through Pain and Uncovering Gifts From Suffering - Part 1
In this episode, I explore what I've learned from 15 years of chronic pain from migraines.
- Finding the light in the dark
- Cultivating the skill of Deep Listening
- The Hero's Journey
- Fate vs. Free Will
- Feeling jaded
- Honoring each journey as an important one
- Following the breadcrumbs of your own healing
- Listening to your body's yes/no
- Finding gratitude for every step of the way
- The lowdown on Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care - a root cause treatment every migraine sufferer should know about.
Part 1 of 2.
Healing Perfectionism & Getting Out Of Your Own Way
In this inaugural episode, I detail the serendipitous and growthful process of starting this podcast, grappling with perfectionism, and how to own the inspiration that comes to each of us, allowing magic to flow rather than stifling it.
I vulnerably share my process and offer heartfelt guidance on where perfectionism originates, how to speak to that critical voice in your head, and offer a hopeful vision for a different way of being creative - one with less pressure and more joy.