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Spirituality Matters with Rev Karla is a podcast for the spiritual-but-not-religious. Rev Karla is an ordained interfaith minister, a writer, and a spiritual teacher and mentor. She explores topics from religious trauma and helping individuals explore, embrace, and expand their spiritual-but-not-religious journeys and connect to the Divine through sacred soul work. You can find more of Rev Karla’s spiritual teachings on her website at www.revkarla.com

Spirituality Matters with Rev Karla Rev Karla

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 45 Ratings

Spirituality Matters with Rev Karla is a podcast for the spiritual-but-not-religious. Rev Karla is an ordained interfaith minister, a writer, and a spiritual teacher and mentor. She explores topics from religious trauma and helping individuals explore, embrace, and expand their spiritual-but-not-religious journeys and connect to the Divine through sacred soul work. You can find more of Rev Karla’s spiritual teachings on her website at www.revkarla.com

    Spiritual Reset | Sundays with Rev Karla Special Teaching

    Spiritual Reset | Sundays with Rev Karla Special Teaching

    2023 was a year filled with its share of challenges and surprises. I've titled our last teaching of the year: “Spiritual Reset,” drawing inspiration from some of my past writings and experiences, and I am sharing this teaching on my Podcast. In this teaching, I invite you to join me in reflecting on the significant moments of 2023 and how they've shaped us. Let's set intentions for personal growth and transformation as we gently step into 2024, embracing the incredible power of choice. It's a chance for us to nurture our spiritual well-being as we close out the year.
    Wishing you a Happy New Year.   
    I'll see you in 2024.
    For a list of full resources for this episode visit us online: 
    Rev Karla's Podcast → https://revkarla.com/podcast/
    For more information and support along your spiritual journey visit our links below ↓ 
    IG → https://www.instagram.com/revkarla/
    TT → https://www.tiktok.com/@revkarla
    FB → https://www.facebook.com/reverendkarla/
    Buy Rev Karla a Tea → https://www.buymeacoffee.com/revkarla
    Shop Rev Karla’s Online Store: shop.revkarla.com *Podcast Channels* 
    To submit questions for Rev Karla’s Podcast email us → spiritualitymatters@revkarla.com 
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    • 17 min
    Practical Spirituality | Finding the Holy in Your Everyday

    Practical Spirituality | Finding the Holy in Your Everyday

    Rev Karla's new podcast titled: "A Practical Spirituality: Finding Holy in Your Everyday," helps those seeking a deeper connection to their spirituality beyond the confines of traditional religious institutions. Rev Karla begins by sharing her personal experiences and insights on leaving the church and beginning a path of practical spirituality.
     
    She reflects on the challenges and joys of transitioning from a life deeply intertwined with the church to rediscovering the sacred in everyday moments. She shares how she found profound moments of connection, peace, and meaning in the seemingly ordinary, from sipping a latte on a park bench to exploring the mysteries of the divine.
     
    Practical spirituality can enrich your life, nurture inner growth, and empower you to make a positive impact on the world. Embrace your unique spiritual journey, question, explore, and find the holy in your everyday experiences.
     
    You can read the blog version of this episode, listen on all streaming platforms, or watch the uncut version on our YouTube channel Spirituality Matters with Rev Karla. Please don't forget to like and subscribe!
     
    For a list of full resources for this episode visit us online: 
    Rev Karla's Podcast → https://revkarla.com/podcast/
     
    For more information and support along your spiritual journey visit our links below ↓ 
    IG → https://www.instagram.com/revkarla/
    TT → https://www.tiktok.com/@revkarla
    FB → https://www.facebook.com/reverendkarla/
    Buy Rev Karla a Tea → https://www.buymeacoffee.com/revkarla
     
    Shop Rev Karla’s Online Store: shop.revkarla.com
     
    *Podcast Channels* 
    Apple → https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spirituality-matters-with-rev-karla/id1532612816
    Spotify → https://open.spotify.com/show/6YCTW5kdJW0BIaKwTAp5jO
    Google → https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3NwaXJpdHVhbGl0eW1hdHRlcnMvZmVlZC54bWw
     
    To submit questions for Rev Karla’s Podcast email us → spiritualitymatters@revkarla.com 
     
    #podcast #spiritualitymatters #exvangelcial #exchristian #spiritualnotreligious #spiritual #spirituality #revkarla #leavingchurch #theology #religioustrauma #leavingchristianity #deconstructingfaith #religiouspatriarchy

    • 28 min
    Living on the Edge of Life | The Silent Sacrifices of the Selfless

    Living on the Edge of Life | The Silent Sacrifices of the Selfless

    In this episode, Rev Karla discuss the intricate layers of grief. Grief isn't a one-size-fits-all process; it's a lifelong journey that impacts us all at some point. It's not just about losing a loved one; it can be triggered by various life events, from relationship endings to significant societal shifts. Rev Karla challenges the traditional "five stages of grief" model, highlighting that it's not as linear as we once thought. Instead, think of grief as a winding path, often unpredictable and non-linear.
     
    Throughout the episode, Rev Karla offers practical advice on how to cope with grief, while stressing the importance of acknowledging and honoring grief through meaningful rituals and altars that allow us to remember our lost loved ones. She also discusses how grief can be transformed into action, personal growth, or advocacy, sharing real-life examples of this transformation. This podcast encourages us to embrace our grief with compassion and seek support when needed understanding that grief is part of our human experience.
     
    You can read the Blog version of this episode, listen on all streaming platforms, or watch the uncut version on our YouTube channel Spirituality Matters with Rev Karla. Please don't forget to like and subscribe!
     
    For a list of full resources for this episode visit us online: 
    Rev Karla's Podcast → https://revkarla.com/podcast/
     
    For more information and support along your spiritual journey visit our links below ↓ 
    IG → https://www.instagram.com/revkarla/
    TT → https://www.tiktok.com/@revkarla
    FB → https://www.facebook.com/reverendkarla/
     
    Shop Rev Karla’s Online Store: shop.revkarla.com
     
    *Podcast Channels* 
    Apple → https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spirituality-matters-with-rev-karla/id1532612816
    Spotify → https://open.spotify.com/show/6YCTW5kdJW0BIaKwTAp5jO
    Google → https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3NwaXJpdHVhbGl0eW1hdHRlcnMvZmVlZC54bWw
     
    To submit questions for Rev Karla’s Podcast email us → spiritualitymatters@revkarla.com 
     
    #podcast #spiritualitymatters #exvangelcial #exchristian #spiritualnotreligious #spiritual #spirituality #revkarla #leavingchurch #theology #religioustrauma #leavingchristianity #deconstructingfaith #religiouspatriarchy #grief

    • 37 min
    Sundays with Rev Karla—Holidays for the Rest of Us | Spirituality Matters with Rev Karla

    Sundays with Rev Karla—Holidays for the Rest of Us | Spirituality Matters with Rev Karla

    In this special podcast episode we are sharing a Sunday teaching from Rev Karla exploring the sacredness of the holiday season. December holds a multitude of holy days, not just for Christians, but for all of humanity. As we enter this busy season, it's crucial to prioritize self-care and pause to find the sacredness in the small moments.
     
    Sundays with Rev Karla is a weekly teaching program. Each Sunday we release a new teaching video, alongside journaling worksheets to help expand on the materials. Teaching themes change weekly and everything is delivered directly to your email. You can learn more HERE.
     
    For a list of full resources for this episode visit us online: 
    Rev Karla's Podcast → https://revkarla.com/podcast/
     
    For more information and support along your spiritual journey visit our links below ↓ 
    IG → https://www.instagram.com/revkarla/
    TT → https://www.tiktok.com/@revkarla
    FB → https://www.facebook.com/reverendkarla/
    Buy Rev Karla a Tea → https://www.buymeacoffee.com/revkarla
     
    Shop Rev Karla’s Online Store: shop.revkarla.com
     
    *Podcast Channels* 
    Apple → https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spirituality-matters-with-rev-karla/id1532612816
    Spotify → https://open.spotify.com/show/6YCTW5kdJW0BIaKwTAp5jO
    Google → https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3NwaXJpdHVhbGl0eW1hdHRlcnMvZmVlZC54bWw
     
    To submit questions for Rev Karla’s Podcast email us → spiritualitymatters@revkarla.com 

    • 11 min
    Authentic Gratitude | 10 Ways for Gratitude to Meet Us Right Where We Are

    Authentic Gratitude | 10 Ways for Gratitude to Meet Us Right Where We Are

    Spirituality Matters is a podcast hosted by Rev Karla that explores the intersection of spirituality and humanity. In this episode, titled "Authentic Gratitude | 10 Ways for Gratitude to Meet Us Right Where We Are," she addresses how gratitude has been misused in various contexts, and how many of us have been indoctrinated to see gratitude as a sort of punishment. Rev Karla discusses the harmful effects of coerced gratitude and encourages personal agency and authenticity. She draws inspiration from the teachings of the Apostle Paul, suggesting that gratitude can be a source of peace and connection with the divine.
     
    This podcast episode is a safe space for healing from religious and familial trauma caused by forced gratitude. Rev Karla offers ten simple ways to incorporate gratitude, emphasizing that it's about finding comfort and healing amid life's challenges. Embrace the power of gratitude, as it was never meant to be a weapon used against you.
     
    You can read the Blog version of this episode, listen on all streaming platforms, or watch the uncut version on our YouTube channel Spirituality Matters with Rev Karla. Please don't forget to like and subscribe!
     
    For a list of full resources for this episode visit us online: 
    Rev Karla's Podcast → https://revkarla.com/podcast/
     
    For more information and support along your spiritual journey visit our links below ↓ 
    IG → https://www.instagram.com/revkarla/
    TT → https://www.tiktok.com/@revkarla
    FB → https://www.facebook.com/reverendkarla/
    Buy Rev Karla a Tea → https://www.buymeacoffee.com/revkarla
     
    Shop Rev Karla’s Online Store: shop.revkarla.com
     
    *Podcast Channels* 
    Apple → https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spirituality-matters-with-rev-karla/id1532612816
    Spotify → https://open.spotify.com/show/6YCTW5kdJW0BIaKwTAp5jO
    Google → https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3NwaXJpdHVhbGl0eW1hdHRlcnMvZmVlZC54bWw
     
    To submit questions for Rev Karla’s Podcast email us → spiritualitymatters@revkarla.com 

    • 20 min
    Rev Karla Answers Your Questions Part #9 | Diverse Spiritual Paths and Navigating Post-Deconstruction Challenges

    Rev Karla Answers Your Questions Part #9 | Diverse Spiritual Paths and Navigating Post-Deconstruction Challenges

    In this special Q&A podcast episode, Rev Karla answers these questions from her audience:
     
    As a Gay Christian, it is both a relief and confusing because it’s all I’ve ever know. Do you think Jesus will ever return? And what about a new Earth?
    Can you do a series about interacting with others post-deconstruction? Like when to discuss and when not to, how to respect their journey without trying to correct them, how to meet them where they are?
    Would you be willing to discuss your thoughts on the afterlife? What are your thoughts on heaven?
     
    You can read the Blog version of this episode, listen on all streaming platforms, or watch the uncut version on our YouTube channel Spirituality Matters with Rev Karla. Please don't forget to like and subscribe!
     
    For a list of full resources for this episode visit us online: 
    Rev Karla's Podcast → https://revkarla.com/podcast/
     
    For more information and support along your spiritual journey visit our links below ↓ 
    IG → https://www.instagram.com/revkarla/
    TT → https://www.tiktok.com/@revkarla
    FB → https://www.facebook.com/reverendkarla/
    Buy Rev Karla a Tea → https://www.buymeacoffee.com/revkarla
     
    Shop Rev Karla’s Online Store: shop.revkarla.com
     
    *Podcast Channels* 
    Apple → https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spirituality-matters-with-rev-karla/id1532612816
    Spotify → https://open.spotify.com/show/6YCTW5kdJW0BIaKwTAp5jO
    Google → https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3NwaXJpdHVhbGl0eW1hdHRlcnMvZmVlZC54bWw
     
    To submit questions for Rev Karla’s Podcast email us → spiritualitymatters@revkarla.com 
     
    #podcast #spiritualitymatters #exvangelcial #exchristian #spiritualnotreligious #spiritual #spirituality #revkarla #leavingchurch #theology #religioustrauma #leavingchristianity #deconstructingfaith #religiouspatriarchy

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Claszdame ,

Meeting you where you are!

I normally don’t listen to podcasts but a friend sent me this. I can relate on soooo many levels. I am hoping one day to be on my journey to healing and becoming who I was meant to be. Both of you are well spoken and are very easy and encouraging to listen to. I will definitely be tuning into to future podcasts. You gals rock! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Marlana0607 ,

A safe space

Rev Karla is insightful and attuned to the needs of those who have experienced any religious trauma and/or come from any cult- like thinking religious background. She offers a safe space to curl up into, where you feel seen and heard. This space is sacred and whole. It is a healing balm for those of us seeking refuge in the unknown. She is gentle, compassionate, and kind. Without even telling you, she holds the space in which you’re walking. Rev Karla meets you where you are and validates every single step. Each podcast episode brings forth something new and I look forward to her words every single time. It’s as though you’re the only one in the room with her and she’s speaking directly into you. You will find healing here.

Qwesugrujxruc264366 ,

Spiritual Nutrition

Rev Karla meets every need I have for a spiritual leader/advisor/counselor. After struggling with religion to fit my own morals and ethics, I now know it’s okay to be spiritual AND not religious. She acknowledges and validates religious trauma while also respecting the heritage and sacredness of religion. She has provided the first spiritual community where I truly feel seen, heard, and affirmed.

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