We get to the heart of things, and we go deep. Bold, compassionate & compelling conversations integrating the Sacred Feminine, Consciousness & Soul Evolution, Spiritual Awakening, Healing, Mothering, Creation and Feminine Leadership. Get practical pointers on how to embody your Soul’s Purpose during this pivotal time of human “her-story.” We are coming out of the longest Dark Age ever (the squelching & silencing of The Feminine). This is YOUR time. Listen in!
222: When a Sacred Feminist Awakening Meets a Faith Crisis
2’s and 22’s are special to me, for synchronous sacred feminine reasons.
This episode will be my last episode for a while, friends. I’m taking a podcast and social media sabbatical in order to finish two book projects! One of the book’s contents is explored in this episode…
We are living in a time of emotional honesty and the healing of lineages. I have felt the unresolved, misplaced feelings in my body that women in my 7 generation Mormon matrilineal line could not fully feel in theirs. In 2018, I finally took POLYGAMY off my psychological shelf, went on a sacred Mary Magdalene Pilgrimage to France, and found myself spinning into an awakening I never expected.
There can be a collision of two paths in your spiritual life, where exploration of feminine equality and problematic history comes face-to-face with the structures and beliefs of your faith. It can be a space of tension and tremendous discomfort, being confronted with the limitations and inconsistencies you’re discovering within your religious tradition. You hit a crashing point, or a crossroads, which can “force” you to question deeply held beliefs and reassess your relationship with your faith.
My guest Celeste M. Davis @celestemdavis had a sacred feminist awakening journey that paralleled my own, in the same year and with the same religion of origin (Latter-day Saint) although we didn’t know each other at the time. Celeste is a mother of 4 and a spiritual director specializing in LDS faith crises and faith transitions. She writes a weekly Substack on how to scratch that existential itch when the existential tools of our past no longer satisfy.
Together in this episode, we discuss the sensitive, courageous and vulnerable process of deconstructing, reevaluating, and reconstructing one's spiritual framework…which for many, may ultimately lead to a more liberated, sacred, inclusive, and authentic expression of their spirituality.
The co opting of Jesus’ teachings by institutional administration
Struggles with embracing the divine feminine within the church
How can we make churches emotionally safe sanctuaries? (voicing doubts, encouraging questions about existing doctrines/beliefs, encouraging people to trust their intuition)
Lifting the veil of unworthiness by breaking the cycle of trying to prove yourself
What is liberation theology?
Find Celeste: www.celestemdavis.com
“Deep Thoughts with Celeste” Substack: celestemdavis.substack.com
Find out more about my (Cherie’s) upcoming Women’s Wisdom Circle and get on the waitlist for 2024!: https://www.standspeakshine.com/wwc
221: Navigating The Unknown
Are you in the middle of a very disorienting life situation that is literally halting you in your tracks? Sometimes we’re called to embrace uncertainty to receive deeper lessons in self-discovery. Sometimes trauma leads us to the darkest depths, where we uncover deep truths to illuminate our beautiful wholeness.
It just SUCKS when we’re smack dab in the middle of it…!
My guest expert Danielle Matthews @_daniellematthews_ healed a life-altering injury to her brain, refusing to accept her bleak medical diagnosis. She went on to build an international business, author an ebook, and now shares her experience to inspire others. Danielle teaches a powerfully inspiring concept called POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH SYNDROME.
Impactful ways to be present in the dark
What’s a “sacred contract” and how can it give context to traumatic situations?
What to do about the fear of not being as “impactful” post-transformation
How can we embrace the concept of duality and the lessons that darkness teaches us without succumbing to a victim mentality?
Techniques to stay present in the moment + manage overwhelm
Find Danielle’s work: www.brainbodyself.com
Grab my FREE Mini-Training -“The New Feminine Leadership Paradigm”- at www.cherieburton.com
220: The Magdalene, Manifestation & Inner Power
What is the significance of Mary Magdalene and how can we connect with her essence for healing & empowerment? How can we as women reclaim our wisdom & power in the face of collective fears?
Ya’ll who follow me KNOW how much I love Mary M! My guest today is a true leader in the sacred feminine movement. Her unique research on Mary Magdalene and Mother Mary provides deeper insights on goddesses, miraculous conception, and divine feminine lineages… and how we can draw upon the mysteries of Magdalene to co-create miracles & healing in our lives.
Marguerite Rigoglioso, Ph.D. philosophy, religion & humanities @margueriterigoglioso is a leading spokesperson and researcher for the Goddess and Sacred Feminine Spirituality. She is the foremost authority on the history of virgin birth, and the author of 3 books on the topic, including the bold new award-winning book The Mystery Tradition of Miraculous Conception: Mary and the Lineage of Virgin Births. Marguerite taught many graduate and undergraduate courses in the US and UK, and in 2012 founded her own Seven Sisters Mystery School, through which she’s been teaching about the Sacred Feminine and mentoring clients on the evolutionary spiritual path.
Why so much mystical, esoteric historical information - including the mysteries of Magdalene - may have been hidden from us until now
Insights on healing & reclaiming creative power through sacred sexual energy
Divine conception & creation through adoption - (part of my mothering story factors in here!)
“Distracted by triggers”: Reclaiming our voice, power & wisdom in the face of collective fears, excessive news, and social media consumption
Religion and what's gone wrong with respect to feminine empowerment, leadership & sovereignty
Find Marguerite’s work: SevenSistersMysterySchool.com
Enter the Mystery Teachings Media Bundle (for a FREE meditation and teachings to sacred heart/sacred feminine)
Grab my (Cherie’s) FREE Mini-Training -“The New Feminine Leadership Paradigm”- at www.cherieburton.com
219: Womb Alchemy & Rebirthing Ourselves
The “womb path” is one of deep transformation. The “womb mysteries” anchor in growth through embracing what is called “womb wisdom” - or inner knowing. In this embodied state, we access self-trust, discernment and personal power. Here, in essence, we mother ourselves and co-create with The Great Mother.
My guest Lauren Megan @iamlaurenmegan is a body-based trauma specialist, womb alchemist, embodiment mentor, priestess, healer, conscious mother, and teacher. She guides & mentors women on the path of womb-led business, energetics, and pleasure. Her mission is to help women heal, unravel and decondition from the beliefs and generational traumas that keep them from speaking their truth, owning their purpose and receiving the endless amounts of bliss they deserve.
In this episode I also share my sacred womb healing experience at Chalice Well in Glastonbury in 2021 after experiencing multiple traumas to my second chakra throughout my lifetime.
Birth as initiation into the path of the womb & The Great Mother
Embracing womb wisdom & power for biz growth, personal development, and healing relationships
What are “womb codes” and how do they impact creation?
The fascinating connection between yoni, voice, and speaking one’s truth
Allowing the natural alchemization & healing of generational trauma - especially on your MATERNAL LINE
Find Lauren’s work: www.laurenmegan.com
Grab my (Cherie’s) FREE Mini-Training -“The New Feminine Leadership Paradigm”- at www.cherieburton.com
218: Heart-led Living & Feminine Leadership
What does it really mean to be heart-led and how do you live from that place?
I’m joined in this episode by my soul sister from India, Jonita D’souza. Together, we delve deep into the transformative power of self-devotion and the journey towards becoming a heart-led leader in this new era of rising feminine leadership. Jonita shares her experiences of embracing fear, exploring duality, and finding inner light through -paradoxically- the “Dark Mother” (another name for the Goddess/Mother who guides, supports and sustains us during our shadow work and Dark Night of the Soul seasons).
Jonita D’souza @empressjonita is a Self-Leadership Mentor for women, a Feminine Lifestylist and Creatress of Feminine Empress Codes. She’s a certified Life Coach, NLP Practitioner, Master Hypnotherapist and combines the teachings of Indian feminine mysticism and shamanism in her work,
Dark Night of the Ego: exploring the CAVE of self-discovery to unlock the treasures within (entering and sitting in the “cave” is the only way to get what you really want!)
“Essence Work” to awaken & open your heart
Activating feelings and codings in the body through the senses
Embracing the messy and chaotic aspects of femininity
Finding the light within and becoming a disciple of the divine - YOUR way, your heart
Get Jonita’s free video, “Self Forgiveness Prayer”: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/64a28d2c86cf36e606ac5c1f
And while you’re at it…grab my FREE Mini-Training -“The New Feminine Leadership Paradigm”- at www.cherieburton.com
217: Embrace Your Purpose through Mindfulness
We hear the word mindfulness a lot, but what is it, exactly, and what does it accomplish? Mindfulness is essential to tap into your soul energy and live in higher vibratory states. Regular mindfulness practices allow us to feel more grounded and centered…and alive.
Many of us know we have gifts, messages, innovations, ideas, and all kinds of goodness buried inside of us… but we don’t completely “dive in” because of other demands on our time, energy and resources. What can we realistically explore, for just a few minutes a day or a few hours a week that brings us closer to our soul purpose?
On this episode of Stand Speak Shine, we hear from JJ DiGeronimo, two-time award-winning author and former leading woman in the tech industry. She passionately strives to help women gain “more seats at more tables” by sharing the key findings that have helped her and countless others illuminate a path forward. Featured in publications such as Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Thrive Global, JJ is a regularly-invited speaker for events and conferences. Her work includes three books, two podcasts, two global online communities, and in-person experiences.
A simple trick to lasso your energy from “head to soul”
Nestling into the present moment by tapping into your “soul” energy vs. “ego” energy
How to break free from Mental Swirls (changing your state in an instant)
It all starts with valuing yourself enough to prioritize FEELING GOOD
Follow the whisper: “Your purpose starts as a whisper.”
Find JJ’s “10 Lessons I Gained from My Mindfulness Practice” at www.jjdigeronimo.com/MindfulnessforWomen
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