44 episodes

Ancient Soul Modern Mind is a place where we share ancient stories for modern times and explore holistic mental health, ancestral healing, connection to the natural world, ritual, and other sacred topics.
Our hope is that these ancient stories return you to your ancestors, to the land, to the sacred fires, waters, and minerals that we all come from.
May these conversations help you to awaken to your true spirit.

Ancient Soul Modern Mind Erica Thibodeaux, MS, LPCC

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 22 Ratings

Ancient Soul Modern Mind is a place where we share ancient stories for modern times and explore holistic mental health, ancestral healing, connection to the natural world, ritual, and other sacred topics.
Our hope is that these ancient stories return you to your ancestors, to the land, to the sacred fires, waters, and minerals that we all come from.
May these conversations help you to awaken to your true spirit.

    In the Dark with the Dead

    In the Dark with the Dead

    In this new and returning episode after an unexpected year-long sabbatical, Erica talks about inspiring books that have woven their way into her life and encouraged the practice of listening in the still darkness to the dead who support us.
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    Resources Mentioned
    The Way of the Rose by Perdita Finn and Clark Strand
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/532917/the-way-of-the-rose-by-clark-strand-and-perdita-finn/
    Take Back the Magic by Perdita Finn
    https://takebackthemagic.com
    Waking Up to the Dark by Clark Strand
    https://www.monkfishpublishing.com/products-page-2/environmentalism/waking-up-to-the-dark/
    The Madonna Secret by Sophie Strand
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Madonna-Secret/Sophie-Strand/9781591434672
    The Reluctant Psychic by Susan Saxman
    https://suzanfionasaxman.com
     
    Stay Connected
    Erica Thibodeaux, MS, LPC
    Website: ericathibodeaux.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancientsoul_modernmind_podcast/  
    Insight Timer: https://insig.ht/R9RzqgnwBGb  
    Music Credits:
    Intro and Outro music: Liberty Kohn, https://instagram.com/libertykohn/ and Erica Thibodeaux
     
    Ancient Soul, Modern Mind Podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and all other podcast listening platforms. May these ancient stories return you to your ancestors, to the land, to the sacred fire, water, and minerals that we are all from. 
    And may this conversation help you to awaken to your true spirit. 

    • 36 min
    The Great Transformation toward an Ancient Future with Ra Ma

    The Great Transformation toward an Ancient Future with Ra Ma

    In this episode, Erica interviews Ra Ma, creator of EarthSeed Temple Arts.  Erica and Ra Ma discuss Ra Ma’s experiences in the Great Pyramid, pilgrimages to sacred places on the Earth, and Ra Ma’s unique way of weaving star (astrology) and stone (Earth and bone) wisdom into her many sacred offerings. This is an episode of medicinal story telling you don’t want to miss!
     
    From Ra Ma’s website: EarthSeed Temple Arts offers astrological divination, a mystery school, and global pilgrimages to activate your starseed wisdom through educational and mystical experiences. Ra Ma, the pillar of EarthSeed Temple Arts is an artist, alchemical astrologer, cosmic high priestess, herbalist, gridkeeper, pilgrimage steward, yogic healer and the creatrix of the podcast Stars, Stones and Stories. 
     
    She has studied the art of starkeeping for over 28 years and holds a MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology with merit through The Sophia Centre. Her astrology practice is rooted in the wisdom of the elements and merges the foundations of ancient, traditional horary, and mundane western astrology with modern psychological, evolutionary and intuitive techniques. Ra Ma is dedicated to aligning the spiritual realms with academic intelligence. 
     
    Ra Ma leads annual pilgrimages to Egypt, Avalon and the South of France. She began teaching yoga in 2006 and weaves a blend of Kundalini and Kripalu technologies with mantra, deep meditation and sound healing. In addition, she offers Quantum Healing Hypnosis journeys as taught by Dolores Cannon as a means to dissolving blocks within previous incarnations to midwife your cosmic evolution. 
     
    If you enjoyed this episode, please consider sharing, subscribing, and leaving a review on iTunes Podcast. 
     
    Resources
    Ra Ma’s offerings and sites:
    Website: https://www.earthseedtemplearts.com 
    Podcast: starsstonesandstories.com
    Instagram: @earthseedtemplearts or @starsstonesandstories
    Subscribe for weekly Venusian Love Notes: www.earthseedtemplearts.com
    Ma Magick, monthly Manifestation Council for Wisdomkeepers: https://mysterium.earthseedtemplearts.com/offers/YFrrh85e/checkout
    Astrology offerings: https://www.earthseedtemplearts.com/astrology
    Pilgrimage offerings: https://www.earthseedtemplearts.com/pilgrimage
    Monthly events in Asheville or virtual: https://www.earthseedtemplearts.com/events-1
     
    Stay Connected
    Erica Thibodeaux, MS, LPC
    Website: ericathibodeaux.com
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@originsofthesoul929/videos 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/originsofthesoul 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancientsoul_modernmind_podcast/  
     
    Music Credits:
    Intro and Outro music: Liberty Kohn, https://instagram.com/libertykohn/ and Erica Thibodeaux
     
    Ancient Soul, Modern Mind Podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and all other podcast listening platforms. May these ancient stories return you to your ancestors, to the land, to the sacred fire, water, and minerals that we are all from. 
    And may this conversation help you to awaken to your true spirit. 

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Facing Disappointment and Other Difficult Emotions with Fierce Compassion

    Facing Disappointment and Other Difficult Emotions with Fierce Compassion

    In this episode, Erica shares about facing disappointment and feeling difficult emotions. Topics she mentions are: compassion, suffering, love, acceptance, rejection, disappointment, accepting “no”, showing up for ourselves and others through the experience of feelings, helping children feel their feelings, and breaking up with pity. She also mentions the ancestral and cultural traumas of the last 110 years and how these generational wounds led us away from allowing the natural state of emotions to exist. Erica muses about the Dagara (and perhaps many other indigenous peoples) being the past and the future of human exist on Earth. This episode is raw and personal and she drops several F bombs so wear headphones if you’re listening around children. 
    If you enjoyed this episode, please consider sharing, subscribing, and leaving a review on iTunes Podcast. 
     
    Resources
    Brené Brown’s Unlocking Us podcast Spotify 
    Chris Germer on The Near and Far Enemies of Fierce Compassion https://open.spotify.com/episode/5ZpT5ptugDKfec3R9VRiCW?si=ea57bd1404b84ab8 
    Dr. Marc Brackett on Permission to Feel https://open.spotify.com/episode/6fL2uT9nJRUsWcRqlKgXuS?si=FsFjmBTDSJOijzfMPBRiGg  
    Chris Germer’s article Near and Far Enemies of Fierce Compassion https://mbsr.website/news/near-and-far-enemies-fierce-compassion 
    Marie Forleo Time Genius Program https://www.marieforleo.com/time-genius
    Images of the Dagara Tribe https://www.dagaralegacy.com 
     
    Stay Connected
    Erica Thibodeaux, MS, LPC
    Website: ericathibodeaux.com
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@originsofthesoul929/videos 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/originsofthesoul 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancientsoul_modernmind_podcast/  
     
    Music Credits:
    Intro and Outro music: Liberty Kohn, https://instagram.com/libertykohn/ and Erica Thibodeaux
     
    Ancient Soul, Modern Mind Podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and all other podcast listening platforms. May these ancient stories return you to your ancestors, to the land, to the sacred fire, water, and minerals that we are all from. 
    And may this conversation help you to awaken to your true spirit. 

    • 43 min
    Meditation: Water

    Meditation: Water

    In this episode, Erica shares a water meditation that connects the listener to the waters of their body, the waters near their home, and a favorite body of water allowing for blessings to flow back and forth. This meditation was recorded last winter while teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). This winter she is releasing a series of elemental meditations as an offering of service to others. May these recordings be a balm for anyone who needs restoration and connection to the healing wisdom of the elements. 
     
    If you enjoyed this episode, please consider sharing, subscribing, and leaving a review on iTunes Podcast. 
     
    Stay Connected
    Erica Thibodeaux, MS, LPC
    Website: ericathibodeaux.com
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@originsofthesoul929/videos 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/originsofthesoul 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancientsoul_modernmind_podcast/  
     
    Music Credits:
    Intro and Outro music: Liberty Kohn, https://instagram.com/libertykohn/ and Erica Thibodeaux
     
    Ancient Soul, Modern Mind Podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and all other podcast listening platforms. May these ancient stories return you to your ancestors, to the land, to the sacred fire, water, and minerals that we are all from. 
    And may this conversation help you to awaken to your true spirit. 

    • 32 min
    Meditation: Earth, Fire, Tree

    Meditation: Earth, Fire, Tree

    In this episode, Erica shares a nature meditation that connects the listener to the earth, the fire within, and to a guardian tree. This meditation was recorded last winter while teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). This winter she is releasing a series of nature meditations as an offering of service to others. May these recordings be a balm for anyone who needs restoration and connection to the healing wisdom of the elements. 
     
    If you enjoyed this episode, please consider sharing, subscribing, and leaving a review on iTunes Podcast. 
     
    Stay Connected
    Erica Thibodeaux, MS, LPC
    Website: ericathibodeaux.com
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@originsofthesoul929/videos 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/originsofthesoul 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancientsoul_modernmind_podcast/  
     
    Music Credits:
    Intro and Outro music: Liberty Kohn, https://instagram.com/libertykohn/ and Erica Thibodeaux
     
    Ancient Soul, Modern Mind Podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and all other podcast listening platforms. May these ancient stories return you to your ancestors, to the land, to the sacred fire, water, and minerals that we are all from. 
    And may this conversation help you to awaken to your true spirit. 

    • 32 min
    Boundaries Allow Us to Be Ourselves with Keisha Holmes, LPC

    Boundaries Allow Us to Be Ourselves with Keisha Holmes, LPC

    In this episode, Erica interviews her dear friend, Keisha Holmes, licensed professional counselor (LPC). The talk about boundaries- what they are, how to figure out when we need them, and the questions we have to ask ourselves in order to create them. They also discuss how to find and strengthen a sense of self, which is ultimately what we’re doing when we create boundaries.
     
    Keisha Holmes, LPC, owns a therapy clinic in Lafayette, La, that specializes in therapy & counseling for anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, depression, trauma, obsessions, and compulsions for teens, adults, and couples / relationships using evidence based approaches. 
     
    Keisha also offers professional trainings about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and the most widely studied treatment for it, Exposure and Prevention Response (ERP) therapy. In 2023, Keisha is embarking on a new project where she will consult with therapists in private practice and provide trainings and consultation on all aspects of running a successful therapy business. 
     
    Listen, subscribe, and leave a review on iTunes. 
     
    Resources
    Keisha Holmes, LPC 
    Website: https://www.kdholmeslpc.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kdhcounseling/ 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kdholmeslpc/ 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4aBJyzDC4x7UomkTE8jc-Q/featured 
    Keisha’s Podcast, Leaning Into Therapy: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/leaning-into-therapy/id1636037401
     
    Books mentioned:
    Mirrors in the Earth by Asia Suler
    Good Inside by Dr. Becky Kennedy
    The Wild Edge of the Sorrow by Francis Weller
     
    Stay Connected
    Erica Thibodeaux, MS, LPC
    Website: ericathibodeaux.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancientsoul_modernmind_podcast/  
     
    Music Credits:
    Intro and Outro music: Liberty Kohn, https://instagram.com/libertykohn/
     
    Ancient Soul, Modern Mind Podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and all other podcast listening platforms. May these ancient stories return you to your ancestors, to the land, to the sacred fire, water, and minerals that we are all from. 
    And may this conversation help you to awaken to your true spirit. 

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

gurlfeyev ,

Magic

I feel lighter, happier, and more hopeful every time I tune into this podcast. Thank you for your wisdom, humor, and honesty!

JediYaris ,

Wisdom and Help

Lots of white guilt regurgitation within the episodes of this show. Self aimed anti-white racism. While trying to sound apologetic for things the living never will do because of the lessons learned from the past, the hosts instead do their best to dump white guilt within this current. It’s sad when individuals with a voice aims it into the stream and it’s negatively aimed. Negative for their own ancestors may have had a mere glitch in the history in which they were bad, but before that for hundreds of thousands of years the hosts ancestors would never do as this small glitch did.

jessmed5 ,

Real and Relatable

This podcast offers an alternative lens to healing. Erica and Genevieve have beautiful practices of healing through recognition of what came before you and honoring those truths. Very relatable.

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