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Spiritual Shit Alea Lovely

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 883 Ratings

The down and dirty on modern spirituality. Follow Alea @thelovelyalea or visit her site thelovelyalea.com Remember to like and subscribe to never miss an episode and so can connect! Become a Patreon Supporter at patreon.com/thelovelyalea to get access to behind the scenes of our guests, Freebies, early access to new episodes, discounts on merch, free workshops and more. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thelovelyalea/support

    Ep. 211 Why Paying Attention To The Darkness Is As Important As The Light ft. Laura Chung

    Ep. 211 Why Paying Attention To The Darkness Is As Important As The Light ft. Laura Chung

    From ⁠Laura Chung⁠ "Welcome to my corner of the interwebs. Authenticity means everything to me and it’s important to me that you know who I am, my story, and how I came to be. I was born in Queens, NY and I like to mention this because Peter Parker (aka Spiderman) was also born in Queens. I grew up just outside of Manhattan, an idyllic suburb that I couldn’t wait to move away from. I attended Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY and I studied psychology. In 2003, I got hit with the wanderlust arrow when I studied abroad in Granada, Spain. That experience changed my life. I went on to get my Masters of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Alliant University in San Diego, CA.I followed the “traditional” path by way of working in corporate America because honestly, I didn’t know there were other options. In 2017, at the apex of what I thought was a life achievement, I wanted to see what else life had to offer. My intention at that time was to be a travel, food, and culture blogger who travels the world. My inspiration was and continues to be Anthony Bourdain and his show No Reservations (RIP). It was during my travels that I was called to deepen my healing and spiritual journey.I never intended to help others with their healing journey or even to teach but I guess this path chooses you. People started to come to me for Reiki healing. I started leading full moon circles in New York City. In a busy city like New York, I found that people wanted to live more mindfully and also find connection through community. Like me, people were curious about the subtle realms and the magic that weaves through life. In 2020, the pandemic changed everything for me, like everyone else in the world. All of my in person healings, circles, and teachings moved online. Even though I missed being able to connect with people in person, I was able to reach people all over the world. This brings us to today. Right here and right now. You probably found me through one of my social media platforms and I roped you into coming here, just kidding. In 2022, my first book, How To Manifest was published by Union Square Publishing. I am the host of the Awaken and Align podcast which is in alignment with my passion in life, which is to speak to inspiring people around the world about spirituality and collective liberation. " ⁠Find Laura Chung HERE⁠ _____________ Work with me, your host,  here: ⁠Thelovelyalea.com⁠ Get my free MAGIC MENTOR guide at ⁠thelovelyalea.com⁠ Become a Patreon Member to get behind the scenes, extra content, and workshops.⁠patreon.com/thelovelyalea⁠Follow me on Instagram ⁠instagram.com/thelovelyalea⁠ ( Remember I will never DM you for readings - watch out for Scammers ! )Check out my workshops at ⁠Spiritualshitschool.com⁠

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep. 210 Reparenting Your Inner Child During The Struggles of Motherhood ft. Christine Hassler

    Ep. 210 Reparenting Your Inner Child During The Struggles of Motherhood ft. Christine Hassler

    Christine Hassler is a Master coach, spiritual psychologist, facilitator and speaker with 20 years of experience. She is the best-selling author of three books, most recently Expectation Hangover: Free Yourself From Your Past, Change your Present and Get What you Really Want and is the host of top-rated podcast “Over it and On With It” where she coaches people live on the show. Christine is the co-founder of Elementum Coaching Institute, a premier coaching certification program. She also holds in person retreats and teaches online courses on relationships, calling in love, healing your inner child and personal mastery. Christine is known globally for her ability to identify what is holding someone back and compassionately guiding them to clarity. Her journey to this work began after leaving her successful job as a Hollywood agent at 25 to pursue a life she could be passionate about . . . but it did not come easily. After being inspired by her own unexpected challenges and experiences, she wrote her first book 20 Something 20 Everything in 2005 and then The 20 Something Manifesto in 2008. Today, she leads seminars and workshops to audiences around the country and she supports clients in answering the questions: “Who Am I, What do I want, and How do I get it?” Christine is a master coach who combines life coaching with the principles of spiritual psychology. She is passionate about supporting people out of limitation and into fulfillment. Her superpowers of intuition and compassion help people break through challenges that at one time seemed insurmountable. Bottom line: she helps people get “over it and on with it!” with love. Christine’s passion for coaching was born at the age of 23 when she met her first life coach, Mona. She thought she was just going to get some advice about the challenges she was having with her boyfriend and questions she had about her career, but she ended up seeing and studying with Mona for over a decade. __________ Work with me, your host,  here: Thelovelyalea.com  Get my free MAGIC MENTOR guide at thelovelyalea.com Become a Patreon Member to get behind the scenes, extra content, and workshops.patreon.com/thelovelyalea Follow me on Instagram instagram.com/thelovelyalea ( Remember I will never DM you for readings - watch out for Scammers ! ) Check out my workshops at Spiritualshitschool.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thelovelyalea/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thelovelyalea/support

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep. 209 Returning To Self-Love After Trauma ft. Jerry Henderson

    Ep. 209 Returning To Self-Love After Trauma ft. Jerry Henderson

    Find Jerry HERE and make sure to check out his book ⁠RETURNING ⁠ . "For nearly five decades, I lived with the palpable pain of unhealed trauma and shame. Growing up in a house filled with poverty, substance abuse, and physical, sexual, and emotional abuse left me with profound wounds.  The trauma and abuse started as early as I can remember and so did my use of drugs and alcohol. At age five my parents began giving me alcohol to reward me for chores. At 9 I began using drugs with family members, and by the time I was 14 I was in rehab for drug and alcohol abuse. At 17, I decided to change and devoted my life in service to God, I served as a pastor for 13 years, and spent 16 years serving the poor. None of this removed the shame. The pressures and failures of trying to be a “good Christian” and to “please God” only filled me with more shame.  By my mid-forties the never ending need to try and prove myself turned me into a workaholic, wrecked my nervous system and led to severe burn-out. I was emotionally numb, suicidal, having constant anxiety and panic attacks, and was drinking myself to death. Finally it all fell apart. Over a two-year period, I had a heart attack, open heart surgery, a stay in rehab, a second divorce, and another visit to rehab. My last stay in rehab opened my eyes to the unhealed trauma and deep shame I was living with. I saw how my drinking and destructive behaviors were my best efforts to survive the pain I was in.  On my final day of rehab during my last group session, I spoke the words, “I am worthy of my own love.” When I said those words something tangibly shifted deep inside me.   For the first time in my life, I realized that the source of my suffering wasn’t just the pain of trauma but a separation from love, my own love. I decided at that moment I was going to learn what it meant to love myself, and how I could heal my life.Since that day, I have been researching and experimenting with the ways we heal. A journey that has taken me around the world and into places and spaces I never dreamed I would have ventured into. I’ve explored sources of suffering and the science and spiritual practices that heal us from within. Dissecting how trauma, toxic religious beliefs, unhealthy relationships, and society can contribute to a deep sense of shame, suffering, and addictions for many of us. I became a student of how mindfulness, meditation, self-examination, traditional and non-traditional therapies, self-love, and self-compassion help us rewire our systems and heal.  I discovered that we are the healers that we have been looking for all along. I began to see how we can awaken to our own ability to heal ourselves, how we can remove roadblocks that we have in loving ourselves, and the practices we can use to heal ourselves. Ultimately it is about healing our relationship with ourselves, and that relationship begins to heal when we give ourselves permission to love ourselves" ------------- Work with me, your host,  here: Thelovelyalea.com  Get my free MAGIC MENTOR guide at thelovelyalea.com Become a Patreon Member to get behind the scenes, extra content, and workshops.patreon.com/thelovelyalea Follow me on Instagram instagram.com/thelovelyalea ( Remember I will never DM you for readings - watch out for Scammers ! ) Check out my workshops at a href="http://Spiritualshitschool.com" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 208 Why Decolonizing Wellness Is Good For Us All ft. Shirin Eskandani

    Ep. 208 Why Decolonizing Wellness Is Good For Us All ft. Shirin Eskandani

    ⁠Shirin⁠ is a dedicated teacher, facilitator, and guide specializing in mindfulness and mindset. She has been featured as a wellness expert on the Today Show, The New York Times, Shape, and Cosmopolitan Magazine. After a decade as an award-winning opera singer, performing at prestigious venues like the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall, Shirin was burnt out and unhappy. This experience taught her that true fulfillment comes from within, not from external achievements. Through the practices of mindset and mindfulness, Shirin rediscovered her joy, resilience, and motivation. Now, as a coach, she helps others achieve both inner and outer fulfillment as they pursue their goals. She believes that we all have the power to heal, teach, and lead ourselves, and her mission is to empower women to reconnect with their inner wisdom. Shirin is certified by the International Coach Federation and integrates her background in meditation, spirituality, and the arts into her holistic approach to transformation. She has even developed her own coach certification program ⁠Wholehearted Life Coaching Certification: A decolonized approach to heart-centered coaching.⁠ A captivating speaker, she has presented at various events, including ALT Summit, Ignite Women Summit, Well Summit, Heal Haus, and the Assemblage. Additionally, she is the co-founder of The Glow Up and Brown Girl Brunch and hosts two podcasts, Wholehearted Coaching: The Podcast and Two Girls Talking Shit. ___________
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep. 207 I Think I Know Why We Volunteer To Come Down to Earth.

    Ep. 207 I Think I Know Why We Volunteer To Come Down to Earth.

    I have always wondered, "What is the point of earth? " Why do we come here and what are we coming here to learn? That the experience many of us have had here has been a little less than savory if you know what I mean. So I have been exploring this for many years and had a revelation or remembrance is what I'm calling it, that finally gives me the answers that I've been looking for to make sense of all this madness. Maybe it will help you too?
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    • 49 min
    Ep. 206 Empaths, Narcissists and The Soul's Journey ft. Matt Kahn

    Ep. 206 Empaths, Narcissists and The Soul's Journey ft. Matt Kahn

    Matt Kahn is an incomparable spiritual teacher, highly attuned empathic healer, powerful speaker, and captivating author. He enriches people’s lives by providing heart-centered solutions that ignite, delight, and unite! Matt wrote the highly acclaimed books Whatever Arises, Love That, Everything Is Here to Help You, and The Universe Always Has a Plan, which have been translated into more than a dozen languages. His second book, Everything is Here to Help You, was featured in the “Be Kind” box by Ellen Degeneres. His newest book, All For Love: The Transformative Power of Holding Space, won a Gold IPPY Award (Independent Publishers Award) and an Ommie Award (World Vision category), and is topping bestseller lists. Matt has become a YouTube sensation with his healing and often humorous videos. With 22+ million YouTube channel views, followers are finding relief from the challenges of daily life through his heart-centered messages. Among his honors, Matt was named one of the top 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People by Watkins magazine, alongside the Dalai Lama and Eckhart Tolle.  You can access his documentary at  Matt's website and check out the Trailer Link.
    Work with me, your host,  here: Thelovelyalea.com  Get my free MAGIC MENTOR guide at thelovelyalea.com Become a Patreon Member to get behind the scenes, extra content, and workshops.patreon.com/thelovelyalea Follow me on Instagram instagram.com/thelovelyalea ( Remember I will never DM you for readings - watch out for Scammers ! ) Check out my workshops at Spiritualshitschool.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thelovelyalea/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thelovelyalea/support

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
883 Ratings

883 Ratings

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My Fav

Truly love the guests featured and discussions!!!!

Michy Dura ,

A GEM

I literally saved episode 209 a quarter of the way in because I knew it was an episode I was gonna wanna come back to. I’m on a journey of building love for myself so this episode came at the perfect timing. And the perspective you and Jerry gave us on self love is very much aligned with where I am and where I wanna go. This was such a gem. So very needed. Especially that piece of loving instead of shaming your way to change. Not said enough.

CierraCx2 ,

Thank you Alea!

The way I feel every episode in my body gives the confirmation that this is soul work. The reflections and awareness brought about is life changing to say the least. I love and appreciate you Alea for coming back to the platform and sharing your truths!

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