Welcome to the Time of The Feminine, a podcast hosted by Lauren Walsh and Shaina Conners, stewards of the Global Sisterhood movement. This podcast is meant to inspire you to transform and heal from the patriarchal mindsets, rise into your feminine power, and be a leader in a movement that's transforming the world. Lauren and Shaina are on a mission to seed women's circles all over the world because they believe in something that wisdom keepers and prophecies have pointed to...We have entered into the Time of the Feminine Rising. But what does that actually mean? We are on a journey to find out. Find more from Lauren and Shaina on Instagram: @theglobalsisterhood.
Betty Kovacs: Cosmic Consciousness Through Mystic Narratives and Symbolic Experiences
“What happened to the feminine?” This is the question that has plagued Dr. Betty J. Kovacs in her reading of ancient texts. In her search for answers, she discovered that prehistoric civilizations honored the feminine as the source of opposites: of both life and death. Stories of the hero’s journey symbolize the masculine’s yearning to connect with his being in the feminine. True myths reveal that the divine is both masculine and feminine; we are all divine.
Throughout history, the church and state have actively tried to suppress these soul stories. As a consequence, we inherited false narratives that deeply wound us. We believe we are flawed, therefore we look for salvation outside ourselves. The dark tales have become our reality—leaving us with a distorted patriarchal worldview that’s evident in modern Western culture.
To begin healing from this negativity, we must rediscover our sacred heritage: that we are all born from cosmic consciousness. Immortality, creativity, and divinity are our birthrights. Our mystic culture holds the knowledge for humanity’s growth and development. We must bring together the symbolic and rational mind to solve this universal crisis.
Betty also shares with us insights about dealing with loss. In the span of 3 years, she lost her mother, husband, and son in separate car crashes. Although she struggled to come to terms with reality, her worldview about life and death were ultimately transformed by her family’s experience of precognitions, dreams, and visions.
Betty is a writer and professor whose expertise lies in understanding consciousness and spirituality by unearthing long lost shaman-mystic traditions and ancient narratives. She obtained her doctorate in Comparative Literature and Theory of Symbolic/Mythic Language from the University of California. Her book, Merchants of Light: The Consciousness That is Changing the World, won the Nautilus Silver Book Award and The Scientific & Medical Network 2019 Book Prize. She is also the author of The Miracle of Death: There Is Nothing But Life.
What we discuss:
03:36 - The search for meaning of feminine symbols
08:06 - The divine is in all forms
13:50 - Life and death are intertwined
23:57 - Can two people share the same soul?
28:34 - Our inheritance of distorted stories
34:22 - How do we change our core belief of “I am not enough”?
42:22 - The dangers of a limited patriarchal worldview
50:41 - The mythic Jesus
53:58 - The split of the feminine from the eternal
1:00:11 - Betty’s vision of love and light around the planet
1:04:29 - Balance through compassionate intellect
1:09:45 - What's the message of the Divine Mother to us?
Learn more from Betty:
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Ash Johns: Reclaiming the Self through Collective Ancestral Healing
Surviving is certainly not the same thing as thriving. According to today’s guest, lineage healer Ash Johns, we’ve all inherited unconscious beliefs and dysfunctional patterns of behavior from our ancestors. Generations of compounded trauma reside within us and around us, preventing us from pursuing self-actualized lives.
How do we unlearn and heal from these deep-seated wounds? We cannot do it alone. Ancestral healing is the answer. By connecting to our predecessors, we can collectively let go of our old ways and embrace a new path forward. Ash explains the process of her lineage work and how it’s a continuous exercise of growth and wisdom. Communing with our ancestors not only allows for a deeper relationship with them, but also with the self.
Ash is a certified psychospiritual life coach, ancestral healer, and conscious business strategist. After 10 years in advertising, she left the industry to start Ancestral Healing Space. Her mission is to make ancestral connection and healing accessible to as many people as possible. By helping her clients identify and heal from generational wounds, they are able to live with more purpose, power, and freedom; and become better equipped to incite positive cultural change.
What we discuss:
05:14 - How is Ash doing?
09:59 - Ancestral trauma and generational patterns of survival
15:25 - The collective healing experience
18:09 - Ash’s spiritual framework and process
26:14 - Finding your inner authority
31:28 - Continued lineage work with ancestors
38:59 - Reclaiming ancestral gifts and the self
43:30 - Harmonizing feminine and masculine energies
49:22 - Elevate Mastermind
52:34 - What's the message of the Divine Mother to us?
Learn more from Ash:
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Christian Current: Exploring Balanced and Imbalanced Yin and Yang Energy
Is your Yin and Yang energy in balance? And is the Yin and Yang energy in the world around you in balance? The energies of the Yin and Yang, or masculine and feminine, are something many of us have heard before, although many of us do not have the full understanding or awareness of the deep complexities they hold.
Yin and yang, or masculine and feminine energy, is something we all hold within ourselves, but how much of each varies person to person. In this episode of the Time of the Feminine, our guest Christian Current explains the polarity and resonance between the two energies, how these energies amplify certain feelings, and how they allow us to express our truth. You’ll not only leave the conversation with a beautiful understanding of Yin and Yang, but also what polarity and resonance actually are, and how both of these energies are useful to you.
Christian is not only a very dear friend, mentor, and the wizard that keeps us in check, he is a longtime student and practitioner of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Yoga, Meditation, World Religion, and Shamanism. In addition to having completed numerous shamanic and yogic trainings in the Americas and India, Christian holds a BA in Philosophy and Religion, an MA in Religious Studies and is a Phd Candidate in Asian Cultures and Languages with an emphasis on the History of Yoga and Tantra.
What we discuss:
02:50 - What pulled Christin to all of the deep work he does?
04:42 - How does the polarity of masculine and feminine presents itself in society?
07:32 - What is important for men to do in these times?
15:55 - The power of the Yin energy
22:41 - The fears of the Yin energy
30:05 - How our Yang energy supports the positive
37:59 - What does it mean to amplify the positive?
39:22 - How the Yin and Yang allows us express our truth
40:50 - How to establish a boundary
42:25 - What is the purpose of life?
Learn more about Christian:
Naomi Katz: Observing Your Monthly Cycle & Cultivating Relationships with Nature & Your Body
"Our menstrual cycles are the basis of life," says educator and author Naomi Katz. "We all exist because of the health of our mother's menstrual cycle."
In this newest episode of The Time of the Feminine, Naomi Katz - the visionary behind HerWisdom - dives deep into the parallelism of our monthly cycles to the cyclicality of nature and the universe. Just as how seasons shift from winter to spring, our bodies go through chemical changes that drive our menstrual cycles. But more than a biological rhythm, menstruation reveals a deeper spiritual connection we seem to have forgotten because of power systems tagging menstruation a taboo subject.
Here, Naomi explains why it’s time to open up and how we can all step into a healthier relationship with our bodies and Mother Earth. The first step is to pursue an “education of the senses,” and she leaves us with 3 powerful tools on how to do that. When asked what feminine leadership is, she inspires us with the greatest lesson she learned from the strong women who raised her. She specifically highlights her learnings from her teacher, Carmita (Carmen Vicente), a revered Medicine Woman from the Andes Mountains.
Why should you listen to your body and care more about menstrual cycles?
Because the attention and observation you give your internal world is the same attention and observation your external world needs. To become an embodied feminine leader, you must first cultivate an embodied self. This interview is the perfect guide for that!
Naomi is the author of “Beautiful: Being an Empowered Young Woman” and founder of HerWisdom, a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating the authenticity of women’s leadership. She’s an educator with 20 years of experience working with young women on four continents. She writes programs and curriculum that cultivate women’s leadership and champion a culture of empowerment.
What we discuss…
2:25 - Why academic excellence doesn't guarantee spiritual fulfillment
5:00 - Naomi's journey to her indigenous self, and her encounter with Carmita
9:50 - How religion and capitalism separate people from Spirit
13:00 - The spiritual aspect of menstruation, and what “education of the senses” is
20:55 - How to become a leader who leads in the feminine way
24:21 - "There is no disconnection; there's only lack of attention"
27:15 – Why menstruation isn't about fertility and womanhood isn't about motherhood
30:00 - 3 Practices you can do to cultivate a healthier relationship with nature and your body
35:50 – What feminine leadership is, and her greatest lesson from her elders
42:10 - What's the message of the Divine Mother to us?
Learn more from Naomi:
“Observing Our Cycles” course: https://www.herwisdom.org/observing-our-cycles
Sarah Drew: Retrieving Forgotten Feminine Wisdom Through Women’s Circles.
There exists a luminous web of wisdom from our past generations that will help us save our future. In this episode, we talk about how to access it.
This week, we are honored to host one of our most respected mentors, Sarah Drew. She's a spiritual teacher, storyteller, and the visionary author of "GAIA CODEX," an eco-feminist novel revealing the forgotten teachings of the past through a lineage of women who has cultivated and protected this wisdom throughout the ages.
Our conversation revolves around the book and why it's worth reading, especially in this time of global crises, the power of belonging in women circles, and what she's learned from decades of exploring various spiritual paths and traditions. Also, Sarah shares powerful practices to activate and illuminate your creative mind!
Sarah Drew is a poet and mystic mythologist who catalyzes powerful blueprints for the future deeply rooted in the gnosis of the past. She has been a featured speaker at the graduate level and at organizations such as Google and ABC Deepak Homebase, and she is currently a popular teacher and mentor for women worldwide on topics such as Feminine Wisdom and Evolutionary Culture.
What we discuss…
2:30 - Why women are the key leaders toward the world’s rebirth
6:00 - What is the "GAIA CODEX" and why is it so important?
14:45 - How belonging in a sisterhood amplifies our connection to Mother Gaia
17:15 - Why true interconnectivity begins after an ego death
25:53 - What it's like belonging in a circle when you're shy
33:10 - Powerful tips to hone your creative mind:
TIP #1: Let what needs to flow, flow.
TIP #2: Have a soft mind.
TIP #3: Don’t edit your work right away.
37:25 - What she learned from traveling the world and exploring different spiritual practices
40:50 - Sarah's greatest advice to women
42:06 - What's the message of the Divine Mother to us?
Learn more from Sarah:
Websites: https://www.sarahdrew.net/ https://www.gaiacodex.com/
“GAIA CODEX” by Sarah Drew: https://www.amazon.com/Gaia-Codex-Sarah-Drew/dp/0692211667
Vivien Vilela: Upholding Ancient Wisdom to Heal the Planet
The biggest problem in the world is our disconnection from nature. How do we solve this?
This Time of the Feminine episode features spiritual healer, philanthropist, and activist, Vivien Vilela, as she reveals her journey from the dehumanizing world of modeling to the Amazon jungle. As a successful model, Vivien felt life wasn’t that hard until she woke up to the grim realities of her industry and, later on, to her father’s suicide. Lost and empty, she sought comfort in self-destructive ways – drugs, mindless materialism, meaningless relationships.
But what saved her from oblivion isn’t mere therapy. Having connected with indigenous elders in the Amazon, Vivien faced her demons with an ancient shamanic vision quest. She tapped into a sacred world that surpasses all understanding and from then on, she dedicated her life to saving others and the planet through the preservation of indigenous culture and wisdom.
Here, she talks about how to harness the energy of nature into your being, where dark energy comes from, and why she doesn’t believe in charity. She also addresses the issue on commercializing spirituality and gives tips on manifesting a fulfilled life!
Vivien Vilela is the co-founder of the Boa Foundation, a non-profit organization collaborating with indigenous communities to preserve and protect sacred land, culture, and ancient wisdom. Aniwa Gathering, one of her projects, is an annual 4-day event where indigenous leaders convene to give workshops to international community and discuss the world’s most pressing issues.
What we discuss…
2:00 - Growing up with atheist parents and dealing with her father's suicide
7:20 - How an immersion in ancient shamanic practices saved her life
10:35 - "Every meditation was an expansion": How to harness the energy of nature
15:32 - Realizing her new purpose in the world
20:00 - The birth of the Boa Foundation
25:00 - Where dark energy comes from, and how to deal with it
28:30 - What's the Rainbow Prophecy and the Aniwa Gathering?
35:00 - Why indigenous communities don't need charity
42:00 - On commercializing spirituality: Do healers always need to be poor?
56:00 - What does it mean to be a shaman?
1:03:20 - Powerful tips and practices to reconnect with nature and ourselves
1:06:10 - How to live in gratitude even when you don’t have much in life
1:11:00 - What's the message of the Divine Mother to us?
Learn more from Vivien:
Instagram: @aniwa.co @theboafoundation
The Global Sisterhood: https://www.globalsisterhood.org/
Aniwa Gathering: https://www.theboafoundation.org/completed-projects/aniwa-gathering
Wonderful podcast , Betty Kovacs was amazing
I’ve listened to many of these podcasts, which are great. Being introduced & exposed to many of these spiritual “ feminine “ mothers & sages have been a pleasure. Betty Kovaks, however, I could listen to for hours. Fascinating, wise , and listening to her language around the soul, afterlife, visions, and death had me totally absorbed. Her knowledge base on symbols and myth of ancient cultures reminded me of the storytelling of Joseph Campbell. What a treasure.
Just listened to Christian’s talk and was impressed with the open fluidity of his thinking. What he speaks about as far as the training of the little ego mind and allowing the wholeness and strength of Consciousness to be present is the key. Humanity is crying out for this wisdom as it seeks connection in this chaotic time. The answer to the last question by Shaina, the what would you leave us with is perfect! I applaud your honesty and kindness in sharing these self understandings. Blessed be.
The most inspiring
Lauren and Shaina choose the most intentional and inspiring guests. Every single episode has changed my life for the better and I could not be more thankful to these incredible women. Thank you for being a guiding light.