54 episodes

Bloom Chicka Bloom unravels ideas and beliefs through conversation that alternates between whimsy and raw introspection. Phoebe Patten interviews planned and impromptu guests because everyone has an odd story. It's our shared aha moments that help us to grow and bloom.

Join Phoebe, every other Wednesday, and we'll step together into new dimensions of self-exploration.

Bloom Chicka Bloom Phoebe Patten

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Bloom Chicka Bloom unravels ideas and beliefs through conversation that alternates between whimsy and raw introspection. Phoebe Patten interviews planned and impromptu guests because everyone has an odd story. It's our shared aha moments that help us to grow and bloom.

Join Phoebe, every other Wednesday, and we'll step together into new dimensions of self-exploration.

    An End and a Beginning

    An End and a Beginning

    A year end mark brings change. Change is what life is all about. Tune in to hear how change is affecting our podcast.
    Notes
    For a year now, we've shared our organic conversations on our podcast. It’s been an amazing ride for both of us. We thank you for sharing this journey with us. Phoebe is transforming the podcast to include organic conversation with others, some strangers, some not. It’s a way to broaden community and to discover more about the very fabric of life that holds us all together. There’s a learning curve to make this happen, expect a bit of a lapse in April podcasts. The new podcast looks at the only constant, change, and how it affects us--in general and in our personal and spiritual development. Everything is opening up to us in new ways. Phoebe sees herself as a catalyst to help with the ease of transformation. Together, we’ll remember who we are and celebrate going “deep” in a playful way. Subscribe, if you haven’t already, to our podcast to automatically get news about the new podcast. Links
    Phoebe Patten
    Eleni Livitsanos
     
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    Musical Intro and Outro is “Blue Ska” by  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 8 min
    Living in the Yes, And

    Living in the Yes, And

    Does saying ‘yes, and’ add value to our daily life? Eleni and Phoebe look at how we can say more of ‘yes, and,’ plus how to figure out how we can best answer a yes or no question. 
    Notes
    Saying ‘yes, and’ rather than either/or allows us to be more collaborative, listen better, and widens our life view and experiences. In dowsing, if we ask to what degree is a yes or no question beneficial, we can then work with the nuances of the question. Nuances can give us information and a bigger picture of a situation or experience. Coming back to a neutral position is always key in either/or situations, as well as, in yes or no questions. If we’re in the present moment, we can ask if something energizes or deflates us. If we miss a ‘yes, and’ opportunity, we’re most likely trapped in our mind and its stories. The moment we recognize that we're choosing ‘yes, and' or either/or speaks volumes about how we're showing up with others.  Links
    Improv
    Dowsing
     
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    Musical Intro and Outro is “Blue Ska” by  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 13 min
    Musing on Muses

    Musing on Muses

    What is a muse? Are muses doling out inspiration and creativity to all of us? 
    Notes
    Phoebe received the inspired idea of creating her Plantspeak Oracle cards through claircognizance in the woods. The spirit of place can be a muse. Can more than one person receive the same inspiration? An inspiration birthed is more important than who birthed it. Do we have conversations or dialogues with our muses? What is our internal process when we receive an inspired idea?  Has how we have defined what a muse is changed much over the years? Can we view the Greek muses of classical mythology as a collective? Are our spirit guides and the Spirit Doctor Team muses and/or collaborators and supporters?  Links
    Claircognizance
    Plantspeak Nature Oracle cards
    Gregg Braden
    Muses
    Etymology of Muses
    Spirit Doctor Team
     
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    Musical Intro and Outro is “Blue Ska” by  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 12 min
    Tarot Meets Oracle

    Tarot Meets Oracle

    Eleni and Phoebe talk about how Tarot and Oracle cards differ from each other. What do these cards offer and teach us?
    Notes
    Tarot cards offer ancient information and knowledge that has been passed down to the public throughout the ages. In general, readings with Tarot cards give us more specific and detailed information, while Oracle cards show us a bigger picture. Why not play with combining both Tarot and Oracle cards in a reading? Using cards encourages us to learn about our own intuition and sacred information. Each reading can easily change or shift, depending upon free will, action, events and synchronicities. Perhaps some of the currently produced Tarot and Oracle decks contain new or repurposed information, that we’re ready to now receive and work with. When we read cards a balance between our own intuition and the cards must exist, otherwise the card readings become formulaic. When we use Tarot or Oracle cards, we can learn and evolve with playfulness and depth. Links
    Plantspeak Nature Oracle Cards
    Rider Waite Tarot
     
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    Musical Intro and Outro is “Blue Ska” by  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 15 min
    Everyday Sacred

    Everyday Sacred

    From a Korean folk tale to Fred Rogers, Eleni and Phoebe examine ways on how to make everyday sacred.
    Notes
    Everyday sacred is practicing being present with intention, pausing and breathing. A Korean Folk Tale astounds readers in its profound simplicity of making all things sacred, including maggots. Everything has inherent value. Fred Rogers practiced making everyday sacred in his life. He shared his authentic practice in his T.V. show.  Tips are included for making everyday sacred, including gratitude etc. Links
    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) - IMDb
     
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    Musical Intro and Outro is “Blue Ska” by  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 8 min
    Tree Telepathy

    Tree Telepathy

    Trees are the earth’s giants in size and in heart. We connect with trees all the time, out of our window or perhaps on our way home. If we recognize and nurture a relationship with a tree, we understand how to become more balanced and loving in ourselves and other relationships. 
    Notes
    A shamanic journey can serve as an initiation for creating deeper relationships with trees. Trees can provide stability, structure and solace for children.  Trees create community. They communicate with each other through mycorrhizae (fungal networks). They know when you’re near and they know if a disease is spreading. They take care of each other, and sometimes they take care of you. Plantspeak Oracle cards act as portals to nature. Each tree face captures the essence of the tree’s offering and its spirit of place. Shamanic journeying connects us with trees. The roots ground us, where the trunk meets the earth is the heart, and the branches connect us to the heavens, the cosmos. Trees are balanced. Do trees have telepathy with us? Does one grove of olive trees in Spain recognize that we may have connected or journeyed with another olive grove in Italy? Do they “sniff “us like cats do to our luggage when we come back from a trip? Trees teach us that we’re beautiful no matter how misshapen we may feel. Links
    :Schmitz Preserve Park
     8 Shields: Home
    The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben
    Plantspeak Nature Oracle Cards ~ Phoebe Patten …
     
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    Musical Intro and Outro is “Blue Ska” by  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

gsuebee ,

A delight!

Accessible and inspiring. I appreciate that it’s two friends, clearly comfortable with each other, bringing us along on a thoughtful conversation.

JazzPumpkin ,

Really enjoying listening

Looking forward to how your conversations unfold. Nice work!

pat459 ,

Life Unveiled first 3 podcasts.

Yesterday I found the podcast and listened to all 3 episodes at once. Today I listened to each episode again. separately and more carefully. Lots of good insights and much to take away and think about! I love the conversational format; it opens door after door in the mind. And each door leads to another, which leads to another, and on and on. I especially liked the conversation about imagination, curiosity, and creativity. Wish I had listened to this when I had children. Thank you both for creating this podcast. I’ll look forward to future Wednesdays.

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