Exploring the world through the lens of healing, Spirit and substance. Podcasting from Okinawa.
#10: Karate, Christ and Power
We typically think of power as strength, might, the ability to defeat or influence an opponent. Yet the prophets and mystics, and particularly Christ, spoke of a new way, a radically different conception of power that was based not in its use but in its restraint. Remarkably, we see this same understanding in the philosophy of karate, which has as its goal a greater harmony and peace. In this episode, we explore the connections between the way of Christ and the practice of karate, and how both reveal to us a new, fresh conception of power that might just transform the world.
#9: Vaccines as Metaphor—Beyond Pro and Anti
Talk to anyone these days, and they have an opinion on vaccines—usually a strong one. We read articles on why these people are wrong or just don’t get it, why this perspective is correct according to the data, and so on. But what if we step back, and take a look at what these tensions themselves might tell us about our world today? What beneficial roles might apparent “dysfunctions” be fulfilling? In this episode, we explore the vaccine debate as a window into the depths.
All across the world, the traumas of history are rearing their heads, manifesting in shootings, inter-nation conflict, and hypernationalism. In this episode, we explore the the Past, integrated versus unintegrated; the meaning of the word “Sankofa”; and how we might do the difficult work of healing our collective Past, thereby liberating the river of our collective Future.
#7: The Body and Atlanta
For many of us, we are still struggling to grieve and understand the horrific shootings in Atlanta last month. In this episode, we explore the reality of emotional numbness after events like these; how Atlanta reveals a deep, old split between body and spirit; the responsibility of the Church and a critical moment for its future; and the possibilities for restoration found in the sensual, erotic reunion between flesh and soul.
Contemplation: Sorrow, Grief and Stillness
This is a special contemplation edition of the KimCast, intended as a space to really feel the depths of sorrow and grief that many of us are feeling related to the acts of violence in recent weeks, and the year of pandemic.
#6: Sacred Bones and Indestructible Joy
Recently, the Japanese government approved permits for private contractors to dig up soil from sites known to contain the bones of soldiers and civilians who died in the Battle of Okinawa, during WWII, to be used as landfill for the construction of a new US Military base in northern Okinawa. In this episode, we explore this moment here on the island, the relationship between sorrow and joy, and the indestructible presence of joy and freedom in the human spirit.
Soulful, authentic, and contemplative ✨
Really love the Kim Cast ✨🙏💖 it’s helped to connect me to my Okinawan roots while still in the US... and it’s been refreshing to have a spiritual and reflective deep dive into current events through the unique lens of David-san. Thank you for your voice and perspective!