15 episodes

Welcome to the Inner Compass Podcast.

The process of creating this podcast allowed for us to more deeply heal and alchemize our experiences, and the wounding that came from a life within a high demand religion (the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints / Mormonism). This is a true offering from our hearts, and an honoring of our lived experience.

From the time we were children we were conditioned to outsource our own authority and intuition to the men who presided over us. We were taught the value of free agency and personal revelation, but only if it matched the church’s teachings. This left us disempowered and disconnected from our own innate knowing and power. We were taught that obedience is the crowning virtue. This left us vulnerable to manipulation and control in relationships and from our priesthood authorities. 

Eventually the confusion and heartache that came from our own inner knowing was not matching what the church taught, led to our faith expansion and unraveling of a lifelong belief system. Feeling and knowing our own hearts to be pure and good finally led us to make a choice. When our own inner voice and knowing are saying one thing and the church is saying another, which do we follow?

In each episode we will take you on our individual and collective journey to answer this question. Join us each week to listen to our unique and somehow universal experiences, and how in the end we listened to our own inner compass and turned our wounds into wisdom.


Podcast Episodes:

1. Introduction- 
Welcome to the Inner Compass
2. Michell’s story; Silenced by the Patriarchy
3. Kristen’s story; My Intuition Entangled in the Institution 
4. Leilani’s story;  Part 1 - Outsourcing my Worthiness (*Trigger Warning* includes conversation about sexual abuse)
5. Leilani’s story; Part 2 - Toxic Conformity 
6. Mayberry to Mayhem
7. Burned at the Stake Center
8. Liberation;  Turning our Wounds into Wisdom

(And more to come . . .)

Inner Compass Kristen Morris, Leilani Numbers, Michell Powers

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 82 Ratings

Welcome to the Inner Compass Podcast.

The process of creating this podcast allowed for us to more deeply heal and alchemize our experiences, and the wounding that came from a life within a high demand religion (the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints / Mormonism). This is a true offering from our hearts, and an honoring of our lived experience.

From the time we were children we were conditioned to outsource our own authority and intuition to the men who presided over us. We were taught the value of free agency and personal revelation, but only if it matched the church’s teachings. This left us disempowered and disconnected from our own innate knowing and power. We were taught that obedience is the crowning virtue. This left us vulnerable to manipulation and control in relationships and from our priesthood authorities. 

Eventually the confusion and heartache that came from our own inner knowing was not matching what the church taught, led to our faith expansion and unraveling of a lifelong belief system. Feeling and knowing our own hearts to be pure and good finally led us to make a choice. When our own inner voice and knowing are saying one thing and the church is saying another, which do we follow?

In each episode we will take you on our individual and collective journey to answer this question. Join us each week to listen to our unique and somehow universal experiences, and how in the end we listened to our own inner compass and turned our wounds into wisdom.


Podcast Episodes:

1. Introduction- 
Welcome to the Inner Compass
2. Michell’s story; Silenced by the Patriarchy
3. Kristen’s story; My Intuition Entangled in the Institution 
4. Leilani’s story;  Part 1 - Outsourcing my Worthiness (*Trigger Warning* includes conversation about sexual abuse)
5. Leilani’s story; Part 2 - Toxic Conformity 
6. Mayberry to Mayhem
7. Burned at the Stake Center
8. Liberation;  Turning our Wounds into Wisdom

(And more to come . . .)

    The Goo Phase - Season Finale

    The Goo Phase - Season Finale

    As we go through changes in our lives, it’s often messy! We like to think of these times as the caterpillar stage… where you’re going along in life all good and realize maybe you were meant to be different, so you go inside yourself (metaphorically speaking) take a real look at who you are and who you want to be, do the long hard work of morphing, what we call “The Goo Phase” and re-enter life changed and ready for more! In this episode we share some of our insights during “The Goo Phas...

    • 50 min
    The Power of Vulnerability

    The Power of Vulnerability

    In this weeks podcast episode, we share the joys and struggles of launching our new podcast and sharing our hearts with the world.  It’s been a vulnerable yet empowering adventure. We truly appreciate the progress & growth it’s given us!  Stay connected with us on Instagram: @kristencarol5 @mothertree_reiki @leilaninumbers @michellpowers

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Married to a Medium - Shiloh Powers Part ll

    Married to a Medium - Shiloh Powers Part ll

    In this episode Shiloh continues to share his journey, as he is injured and home for a year recovering from surgery. During this time he experiences Michell’s spiritual gifts on daily basis and on a deeper level. He learns things about the spirit world that change his life forever and he discovers his own spiritual path full of confidence, truth and freedom. Stay connected with us on Instagram: @kristencarol5 @mothertree_reiki @leilaninumbers @michellpowers

    • 58 min
    Blindly Believing - Shiloh Powers Part l

    Blindly Believing - Shiloh Powers Part l

    In this weeks episode Michell’s husband Shiloh joins us for a deep, heart felt conversation. He shares his story of blindly believing in the LDS church teachings and struggled to live the perfect LDS life, while fearing eternal consequences with every mistake. Shiloh shares experiences that allowed him to listen to his own inner compass and expand beyond what he had been taught. Stay connected with us on Instagram: @kristencarol5 @mothertree_reiki @leilaninumbers @michellpowers

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Turning our Wounds into Wisdom

    Turning our Wounds into Wisdom

    This episode is a continuation of our individual faith expansions. As we each move forward in our lives outside of Mormonism, with each new nugget of understanding, we find peace and the insatiable desire to learn more, as we have realized how small our view has been. This is an ongoing process that we expect to last through this lifetime. We continue to heal and expand our knowledge as we each continue to turn our wounds into wisdom. Stay connected with us on Instagram: @kristencarol5 @moth...

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Rising From The Ashes

    Rising From The Ashes

    From the time we were children, we were conditioned that our priesthood leaders were there to guide us & had authority over us. We were taught the value of our free agency and personal revelation, but only if it fit within the confines of the church & its priesthood leaders revelation & guidance they received for us. This left us feeling disempowered, confused and disconnected from our own innate, inner knowing and personal power. Eventually the confusion and heartache was t...

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

listenwhileisew ,

Beautiful vulnerability

I moved in around the corner from these three ladies when they were going through this situation and watched from the sidelines. I just want to say that I am so proud of them for coming forward and speaking their truth! I am honestly shocked that this happened and that they were treated so terribly. This should have never happened by people who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ. I have loved listening to their podcast! They have so much wisdom to share about things that are difficult to understand about our faith tradition. They have been able to articulate and put into words many of the feelings I’ve had that don’t sit right with my soul. Thank you so much for your vulnerability and the beautiful way you’ve shared your stories and insights with us.

Nell bells ,

Understood

All three of you are so amazing. I am at this stage in my life. I feel free and happy but… Confused on what’s next and how I navigate eventually sharing with family and friends that I have left the church. I have so much trauma and anger from the church leaders throughout my life that I need to deal with that somehow. I just love hearing your beautiful voices and connecting with you every Wednesday. You guys give so much insight and I feel so understood. Thank you thank you thank you. I can’t wait to, listen next week.

Frgtin99 ,

Eye opening

I was in the same ward with these women prior to all of this happening. I was close in age to all of their children and I’m so grateful I was able to know them. I can honestly say that all of these women are incredible. I have loved the podcast as I have also since left the church and have loved hearing their perspectives. It’s been so eye opening and having comfort in knowing that you are not alone in your faith transition. I truly believe the church teaches good thing but there are a lot of things they fall short on and I’m glad that is being brought to light. I’m so proud of them for speaking up and being honest and vulnerable!

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