Power. Power gives us the confidence to trust our own inner voice. Power boosts our resolve to live a life marked by courage and authenticity. Power is the force that, when informed by the human soul, transforms an average person into one who ushers an awakening for themselves and others. Welcome to the Awaken your Power podcast.
The Power of Challenging Every Belief You've Ever Believed
"What if we begin at the beginning? If begin with "maybe nothing I've ever been told is true," then the possibility is that we can start to deconstruct some of the ladder of belief that we've been attached to, We can start freeing ourselves up to explore other places and opportunities and ideas and creativity we can slowly start to return, at least in our mind, to that child, we once were, that has that open curiosity and imagination and wonder about this world.
Seeking Cultural Change Through Individual Change
"And if we've learned anything, we have learned that there is no warrior coming to save us. That real life is not like the movies. There is no one person that is assigned to save the world and let the rest of us just go on living our life. It's here, it's now, change is upon us."
Five Necessary Ingredients to Cultivating Wisdom
We're not here to rest. We're here to grow wiser, we're here to ask ourselves the hard questions. We're here to look at our dark sides and our shadow sides, and our blind spots. Those are the keys to developing even greater wisdom, and then sharing that with others—not through our words necessarily, but through our very being, through our very presence. This is wisdom. This is the journey and it is motivated from the soul.
Why NOW is the Best Time to Wake Up
Waking up is not just about us. It's not just about an individual. Waking up might be a an individual journey, but the result of our waking in our own lives is a gift to the collective society and it guides the energy for where society moves next.
If you would like to actively participate in the direction that society moves, then we must wake up, we must be mindful for that will encourage more people to wake up more people to be mindful in their lives, which will encourage better, more mindful choices for all of society."
.40 - It's time to maybe start thinking about maybe how we can take advantage of this period of time in a way that we haven't quite yet.
2:00 - Why Now is the Best Time to Wake Up - Introduction
"We are here as souls in order to wake up. It's interesting to think that we are asleep. I know that that sounds weird. Of course, we're awake. Of course, we're moving through our days. Of course, we know our name and we know the date but there's a difference between simply going through our lives on autopilot and kind of just one foot in front of the other "the next right thing" as I call it, and actively choosing each moment of each day as a fresh new experience.
4:00 - Not fitting in
"And yet most of us start to settle into what society has decided what is culturally accepted. And the more we do that, the more we're just going to fit in to the crowd, the less likely we will be living our true soul path. Because I promise you this—somebody who is living their lives aligned with their souls. Someone who is awake and conscious and mindful, isn't going to fit in. They're going to stand out in some quirky ways. They're going to have something about them, that maybe you just can't put your finger on, but they just don't necessarily do what you expect or say, what, what you what you might want them to."
6:16 - Authentic Life
"It's so unusual to encounter somebody who is willing to be authentic to to express how they really feel without sort of, well now I'm at work and this is the persona I wear. And now I'm with my family and this is the persona I wear. These personas are what I call "skin:s are exhausting. They fatigue every single system of our body. And most importantly, I suppose they they hide our souls, they cover up our souls, they muffle our souls.
So if we're waking up, part of that process means to be living authentically, to be true to our emotions and how we're feeling, to speak truth, to be an embodiment of our truth, and to not let social norms and expectations always trump that."
8:04 - Waking up Looks Like...
"So this is what waking up looks like. It's about authentic presentation of ourselves, authentic acceptance of our emotions, a kind of wholeness in our being a connection of body, mind and soul that all comes together to to be in this life that expresses and experiences each moment as original as fresh and ripe for opportunity. This is really hard to do in normal life because life is moving so fast. And it's just one thing after the next after the next meeting, upon meeting after conference call, and then the rush hour drive home and then, you know, making dinner getting the kids ready. It's just this merry go round of busyness."
9:00 - First Reason Why - We are all slowing down
"And so this is the first reason that right now is the best time to wake up to move on this path of saying, I'm alive. And I have emotions and I have thoughts and they might not always point in the same direction as everybody else is facing. It's a good time, because when things slow down, we can observe more closely. It's really hard—if you picture a merry go round—to spot the faces that are going around and around. But as it starts to slow down, you can start to recognize some of the different faces.
Practicing Mindfulness for Transformation & Understanding
"My mindfulness is largely a practice of curiosity. It's a practice of wonderment and wondering about this process of being human about the interconnectedness between all of us, and how certain people come into our lives and why they do and how this or that person triggers us. Isn't that interesting?"
The Power of Discomfort: Lowering Resistance to Transformation
"Discomfort allows us to move inward, to reflect, to consider to contemplate, so that we can change and we can adjust and grow through that discomfort."
I’m impressed with the insightfulness of these podcasts. This is an unsettled time with so much suffering and sorrow. Keri’s comment about the relationship of humility to wisdom really got me thinking. Those are the best kind of pods - the ones that leaving you thinking.
Love this podcast so much! Very inspiring and informative. Makes me feel better about myself. Definitely worth a listen and subscribe!
-twogirls-Katie and Jen
Love the Yoga Nidra in Ep 14
The yoga nidra in the March 24th episode is one of the best I’ve ever done, allowing me to access much more than sleep or relaxation. I actually came back to my day with renewed energy and a clarity of purpose. Thank you!