HEAD TO HEART is for those brave enough to explore the content of their own hearts, longing to live a life deeply connected to themselves, to Spirit, and to others. Popular author, speaker, and songwriter Christa Black Gifford and her medicine-man husband, Luke Gifford, unzip their own hearts to discuss raw and vulnerable topics like death, sex, relationships, addiction, plant medicine, and depression as it pertains to spirituality and personal growth. Christa is the author of the #1 hit song 'One Thing Remains' and the author of two books, GOD LOVES UGLY and HEART MADE WHOLE, and Luke holds indigenous medicine ceremonies for influencers and businesspeople.
Are you on the right path for your destiny?
We're in a massive global upgrade, a divine reset, a world-wide reboot. And right now, a lot of our white boards are being erased as our new operating systems for life are being uploaded into our bodies. When this happens, the body goes through some energetic changes like 1) energy drainage, 2) feelings of confusion or anxiety, 3) the release of big emotions. But what if nothing is wrong? What if there's a huge plan for the world that includes YOU shifting certain things about your life to get you on the right path to fulfill your divine destiny? Today we talk about this global upgrade, the death that it's inviting us into, how it shows up in the body, and the spiritual tools we can begin to cultivate to not only weather the upgrade, but find contentment inside the waiting room. (@womanscircle, @christablackgifford, @iamlukegifford)
"I Love Myself" is an illusion & I'll show you why
Our recent culture has been obsessed with self-love, including me over the years. But something never set right with me about this self-love, separation language. "I love myself." Who is the "I" and who is the "self" when I AM Love? That language still denotes separation and is a false reality. I don't love myself...I AM. I AM LOVE. Love in my truest state and nothing has ever been separated from this love. Only the mind can separate us from love, never the heart. So do I need self-love OR...as the Sufi mystics tell us, along with countless Judeo-Christian and Buddist teachings...learn to BECOME Love that wipes away the illusion of separation? These are deep, mystical concepts that, if embraced, contemplated, and meditatated on, can set us all free. (@womanscircle, (@christablackgifford @iamlukegifford)
Am I Ever Enough? Embracing The Resentment We Have Towards Ourselves
These past two weeks have been intense. I've been invited into the reality of my inherited defintion of 'being enough,' and to be honest, I've discovered that I'm never enough based upon my definition of success and failure. So what does it mean to FEEL like you're enough in every moment? And how do we change the program? In today's podcast, we'll get to the core identiy of 'not enough' and begin to learn tools to uplug from that narrative, embracing who we are in the moment and acknowleding the resentment that comes when we don't. I don't want to just know I'm enough as a mental contruct, I want to feel it in every part of my being. It's our birthright, and we can get there. (@womanscircle @christablackgifford @iamlukegifford)
Successfully Accepting Your Failures
Wow, do I feel like a failure on a daily basis. Failure as a mom, a wife, a spiritual person, a businesswoman. Failure when I let myself stop and take care of myself, failure when I lose approval. In the past few weeks I've been faced with the reality that I've lived in such terror of being a failure that I've sabotaged my own success. I've been so petrified of FEELING like a failure that I actually do all the time--staying busy to run from the feeling. Today, I let you all the way into my pain, the bottom of my darkness. Learning to finally challenge my inherited definition of failure--& changing it to ACCEPTING myself, in every moment, no matter what she looks like. And when I do that...I'm a total success. (@womanscircle @christablackgifford @iamlukegifford)
How To Stop Comparing Yourself AND The Lion's Gate Portal
I taught last week in the @womanscircle about this deep feminine wound of comparison, where it came from and how to HEAL it, how to celebrate yourself and others! This week I taught on these big portals of energy that open up to SERVE us and help us access emotions that have been stuck inside. The Lion's Gate portal opened up on August 8th & this month has been quite the adventure! You're not crazy..you're just in a portal that is here to SERVE you, to help you attune to these big feelings that we've avoided, betrayed and abanonded in ourselves, allowing us to be what we are, accepting who we are, attuning to who we are....the emotions alchemize where life doesn't have to keep cycling us back to the SAME situations to help us feel again. (follow us on @christablackgifford & @iamlukegifford)
Cultural Appropriation, Psilocybin, & how to find a safe practitioner for ceremony: Q&R
I put up a question box in Instagram asking for your questions about plant medicine ceremonies and I got so many of them, I hopped on the @womanscircle one morning to respond to your curiosity. In this Q&R we discuss cultural appropriation and honoring the indiginous ways, psilycybin, how to find a safe practitioner pouring medicine ceremonies, and all kinds of other topics. If your question wasn't answered, reach out to us on Instagram! (@christablackgifford, @iamlukegifford @womanscircle)
I stumbled upon this podcast and love it! Thank you Christa for your thoughtful insights. I feel that where I am in my own spiritual journey is in great alignment with the topics spoken about here. As I am trying to go deeper and deeper to know my Self it’s great to listen and reflect on the topics touched on. Many blessings. <3
Love to hear you again!! Loved this episode. Lately I have been drawn toward learning about the moon and stars but feel like I’m disrespecting God from my Christian teachings. Thanks for stepping out and making the way for others to learn for ourselves what the Bible really says. Would love to join your course. Hope you offer it again in the future.
Came across this at the most perfect time
As I continue on this journey called life, I am always searching for readings and stories that I can relate too! I am a mother two 4 AMAZING BOYS, a wife, a daughter, granddaughter, sister and friend. I am by far perfect; but I am always working on myself as a mom wife and woman! I struggle with fear of failing and this Podcast called upon me and i felt connected since the first episode. Thank you for making this Podcast, keep this going. I am willing to focus on healing!!
You two are amazing humans and I envy you and your strength!!