46 episodes

Formally titled Leaving Religion & Those We Leave Behind. This podcast is a guide to navigating the waters after religion and how to find your spiritual center. Each episode is full of stories, including mine, of leaving religion, our experiences through it and the gifts gained. My desire is to assist others in having a deeper understand to their path and that leaving does not have to be full of anger and hatred. This podcast is not about bashing any religion or people but is about our stories of moving through the different stages of grief and ultimately having a stronger relationship to themselves and with God. My hope is that as you listen you will feel a sense of peace, of inspiration, of connection and a place to feel that you are not alone in your journey.This podcast has been something I did not think I would ever do and yet it has been one of the biggest gifts in my life. May you find a little piece of hope here within these interviews. These podcast episodes will assist you in your deconstruction after religion.Would you like to share your story? Head to www.amandajoyloveland.com/beaguest

Leaving Religion: a Guide to Navigating the Waters After Religion Amanda Joy Loveland

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Formally titled Leaving Religion & Those We Leave Behind. This podcast is a guide to navigating the waters after religion and how to find your spiritual center. Each episode is full of stories, including mine, of leaving religion, our experiences through it and the gifts gained. My desire is to assist others in having a deeper understand to their path and that leaving does not have to be full of anger and hatred. This podcast is not about bashing any religion or people but is about our stories of moving through the different stages of grief and ultimately having a stronger relationship to themselves and with God. My hope is that as you listen you will feel a sense of peace, of inspiration, of connection and a place to feel that you are not alone in your journey.This podcast has been something I did not think I would ever do and yet it has been one of the biggest gifts in my life. May you find a little piece of hope here within these interviews. These podcast episodes will assist you in your deconstruction after religion.Would you like to share your story? Head to www.amandajoyloveland.com/beaguest

    Hugh Vail: Be Whole

    Hugh Vail: Be Whole

    Sitting down with Hugh Vail is always such a pleasure. I am hoping we will make this a more regular occurrence. 
    Hugh is someone who knows scriptural text very well as he's made it part of his studies. As we dive into the scripture, "for god so loved the world he sent his only begotten son" and if there is a more accurate translation, we engage in a fascinating conversation about truths.

    Hugh share's about a recent conversation with a client of his that leads to an interesting discussion about the lgtbq+ community and actual scriptural text around truth. "a man shall not lay with a boy" was not to say that same sex attraction was not okay, but that a man should not lay with a boy. Simple truths.

    Is it possible that there are more accurate truths within scriptural text and reframes that could allow for you to deprogram out of religion?

    Have you ever heard of the phrase plant sacrament? Hugh heard this one day and then had it synchronistically come up later in a conversation which led him to an experience with a plant sacrament that is beautiful.

    Life is not a random series of events, but is working in your behalf. There is truth in all things, are you paying attention to what the truths are trying to share with you?

    Join us for this insightful conversation!

    LINKS:

    Head to Hugh's website to learn about his upcoming events: https://www.mustangmedicineevents.com/


    Follow Hugh on his social accounts:

    TicTok @Cowboy_Jesus
    IG @mustang_medicine_
    FB @mustangmedicine1

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Being Seen with Rachael Wheeler

    Being Seen with Rachael Wheeler

    This is a unique episode where we dive into some healing work together. While this wasn't planned, it was exactly perfect. Rachael steps into her vulnerability and allowing herself to be fully seen in this episode which is such an inspiration to us all! When we allow ourselves to be seen, we allow for true healing and the ability to fully accept and love ourselves.

    Rachael shares a bit about her story through leaving the mormon church and at the end of the episode I found myself wanting to know more of her story! So, we will be sharing another episode next week of her full story in her choice to step out of religion and out of her marriage.

    Join us for a beautiful episode. If you would like to be a guest on my show and are wanting to work through a few of your blocks or pieces you are having a difficult time letting go, email me at aj@amandajoyco.com.

    Connect with Rachael:

    Email: rachaelsbeautyparlor@gmail.com

    IG: Rachael.wheeler.376

    Join my private facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/leavingreligion

    Ready to claim all that you are? Join me at my next retreat experience: https://www.amandajoyloveland.com/inbody

    For more tools to assist you in stepping out of religion: https://www.amandajoyloveland.com/leavingreligiontools

    Grab my latest book! Leaving religion, a guide to finding your spiritual center after religion: https://www.amazon.com/Leaving-Religion-Those-Leave-Behind/dp/1952566487/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1FUQQ23L4I458&keywords=leaving+religion+%26+those&qid=1655217437&sprefix=leaving+religion+%26+those%2Caps%2C126&sr=8-1

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Your Worth Is Non-Negotiable With Kami & Shelby

    Your Worth Is Non-Negotiable With Kami & Shelby

    Kami Mitchell & Shelby Smith and I got to sit down together, via zoom, as they shared their epic and beautiful story of deconstructing from religion, leaving toxic relationships and cultivating their friendship which brought them together in a beautiful way.

    On this episode both women share their stories of growing up mormon, getting married, and their journeys through many paths in their lives. They share how they first met and had this epic moment of soul recognition. During this episode they share pieces around how they were taught to believe that they had to earn their worth and that emotions were not safe, unless you were happy. 

    A big piece for both of them was finding their inner truth and the quickest way that they found this was through self love. "Once I tasted that godness within, that love within me grew and finding that love allowed for me to start developing the trust back for myself. Instead of giving authority over me, I started coming back to my own truth."
    Have you heard of the kinsey scale? It is a truly interesting scale and the research behind it is quite interesting. You can read more about it here: https://kinseyinstitute.org/research/publications/kinsey-scale.php
    Kami & Shelby offer the thought that if there is any curiosity within you it may be your soul / heart asking you to experience something different. The universe is always conspiring in our favor.

    A bit more about Kami & Shelby:

    Shelby and Kami, partners both in life and in business,  are celebrators of the human experience!  Over the last decade,   they have co-created and held retreats to invite others to get back in touch with their whole selves through movement, breath, sound, touch, music, emotional release, and play.  

    These two have done the work inside, and within the last five years,  have answered their heart call, leaving toxic marriages, outgrowing the walls of organized religion, releasing old patterns, rewriting old programs and digging deep to identify the lies they tell themselves, to find truth.
     
    They believe in humanity and invite us all to slow down, behold the creators that we are, and BE magnificent, by being all of you. 

    Both Shelby and Kami are trained in reiki, BARS, Heart Theta, presenting, energy, healing touch, Tantra, mindset shifts, loving all that arises, emotional clearing/release, movement and flow, shadow work, heart mentoring, play and inner child work.  They are certified cuddlers as well, and 
    are published contributing writers in several co-authored books.  

    They are thrilled and honored to BE with all those who are choosing into the INbody Retreat!
    To follow Kami & Shelby on social media on IG: @yinyang_shelby & @kamsterdance You can also text Shelby at 208-709-0904 OR Kami at 435-229-0513.

    Get your spot today at our upcoming INbody Experience! https://www.amandajoyloveland.com/inbody

    Grab my latest book on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Leaving-Religion-Those-Leave-Behind/dp/1952566487/ref=sr_1_1?crid=CU4NMG55H62Y&keywords=leaving+religion+%26+those&qid=1658200798&sprefix=leaving+religion+%26+those%2Ca

    Looking for more tools to assist you in deconstructing after religion? https://www.amandajoyloveland.com/leavingreligiontools

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Strive Satisfied with Chip Hopper

    Strive Satisfied with Chip Hopper

    How many social norms are you accepting in your life because it is what you are told to believe and be? What about my current environment am I accepting because it's a social norm? Marriage is one of those that is entered upon and not fully creating a conscious relationship.

    Chip and I have a conversation around relationships and the abuse that happens with men.  

    One of the commonalities that I have been noticing in my conversations is that men often lose themselves in their relationships, especially when they are in a traditional religion relationship. As Chip shares, he served a mission and then did the next step of finding a wife and put his wife and his children above his own wants and needs. This is so common. 

    Did you know that about 1 in every 6 to 7 men will be a victim to domestic abuse?  

    Did you know that:
    The rate of suicide is highest in middle-aged white men.In 2020, men died by suicide 3.88x more than women.On average, there are 130 suicides per day.White males accounted for 69.68% of suicide deaths in 2020We create our own experiences. Sometimes things happen we cannot control, but how we respond we can control.

    The more you can step into the learning in each relationship, with eyes open, it will propel you into more and more of yourself asking to be seen.

    Have you been building a life be design or letting life push you around and creating a world that you do not love? We have the ability to build a life by design. Our lives are defined by the stories we tell ourselves and the stories we tell others.

    To Chip, the phrase strive satisfied shows the ability to be okay with what is and hope to have dreams and desires.

    To follow Chip Hopper, head over to his website: https://www.bookjedi.com

    IG: @chiphopper
    FB: @chiphoper

    Wanting to be apart of my upcoming group mentorship program? Email me aj@amandajoyco.com for more info. Starts July 6th.

    Grab my latest book! https://www.amazon.com/Leaving-Religion-Those-Leave-Behind/dp/1952566487/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1FUQQ23L4I458&keywords=leaving+religion+%26+those&qid=1655217437&sprefix=leaving+religion+%26+those%2Caps%2C126&sr=8-1

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Gifts In The Burning

    Gifts In The Burning

    Are you feeling like you are in the fire? How can you navigate the fire when you are in it and how can you see the gifts?

    When we are leaving religion, or going through any transitions in life, it can feel as if we are being put in the fire. It feels painful, I get it trust me. And, there is beauty in this fire as it's burning away more layers of those places within that are asking to be deconstructed. This assists you in becoming more clear in who you are.

    My book, Leaving Religion a Guide, is a powerful tool to assist you in your deconstruction. In this episode I share a bit about how this book came to life, the challenges that I faced while writing and publishing this book and I share one of my most vulnerable chapters around shame.

    Come join my group mentorship program geared to assist any of you that are moving through transitions in life right now. The group starts July 6th and is packed with freebies, weekly calls, daily accountability and massive support and tools. This course will fill up quickly so snag your spot today. And, if you join my gift I want to give you an autographed copy of my book for free! Email me aj@amandajoyco.com to secure your spot.

    To get my book, head over to amazon! https://www.amazon.com/Leaving-Religion-Those-Leave-Behind/dp/1952566487/ref=sr_1_1?crid=15D40RVX90IO8&keywords=leaving+religion+%26+those&qid=1654713416&sprefix=leaving+religion+%26+those%2Caps%2C142&sr=8-1

    Grab my meditation bundle: https://www.amandajoyloveland.com/offers/kFjGjqQc/checkout

    Are you enjoying this podcast? Please leave me a review!

    • 34 min
    You Will Get Through This with Terina Madonado

    You Will Get Through This with Terina Madonado

    Terina had an unique experience leaving the church. Going from devout Mormon to reading the Gospel Topic Essay's and two weeks later crying in her bishops office knowing she was  being done.

    Join me as I have a beautiful conversation with Terina, who is a life coach, as she shares some valuable tools that assisted her in her transition out of Mormonism.



    Grab my latest book, Leaving Religion a Guide!
    https://www.amazon.com/Leaving-Religion-Those-Leave-Behind/dp/1952566487/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1VJZLYGIDGFTI&keywords=leaving+religion+%26+those&qid=1654055556&sprefix=leaving+religion+%26+those%2Caps%2C180&sr=8-1

    To follow Terina:

    http://www.terinamaldonado.com

    https://www.instagram.com/terina_maldonado/

    https://www.facebook.com/HealEmpowerEducate

     https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdt726Xv/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/terina-maldonado-49129b201/

    Grab her book, Fear to Freedom: Stories of Triumph After Leaving a High Control Religion https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08D89DNTY/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_3YH4KKX14D5WDRBMJAQ1

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Larita12381 ,

So insightful and supportive

This is the best support podcast I have found after leaving the church. It has helped me so much in organizing my thoughts, and I am finally on my way to feeling full closure on my life chapter as a member.

Canaan Cowgirl ,

Insightful and enlightening

I have found these podcasts to be interesting and applicable to all areas of life. The guests share incredible stories and insights. Amanda is a skilled and compassionate host. I especially appreciate how she sets the podcast interviews up to be places of safety and support - welcoming those with contrasting views and experiences. Well done!

azr32 ,

So interesting!

I really enjoy the stories people share about their experiences leaving religion. Super interesting and inspirational. I also appreciate Amanda’s style - chill, respectful, empathetic, and kind.

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