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The Wild Awake Podcast is a show exploring human consciousness, self-actualization, and personal and collective transformation through the lens of plant medicine and eco-psychology, shamanism, and holistic spirituality. It is by moving out of the mind and into a direct embodiment of clarity, sovereignty, connection, and aliveness, that we become the Wild Awake.

The Wild Awake Podcast Kristen Yates

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The Wild Awake Podcast is a show exploring human consciousness, self-actualization, and personal and collective transformation through the lens of plant medicine and eco-psychology, shamanism, and holistic spirituality. It is by moving out of the mind and into a direct embodiment of clarity, sovereignty, connection, and aliveness, that we become the Wild Awake.

    My Seven Months of Plant Medicine in Peru (Live from a Huachuma Ceremony)

    My Seven Months of Plant Medicine in Peru (Live from a Huachuma Ceremony)

    Ep. 29: In today's episode, we go right inside one of my last Huachuma ceremonies at Huachuma Wasi, as Sergey and I recorded a conversation directly from the medicine. We chat on a variety of topics, from the healing power of Huachuma and Ayahuasca, to the state of the world today, how plant medicine helps you become the most empowered and authentic version of yourself, and we even get into some of my personal topics that come up in the moment. 

    We get into:
    What's led me to sit with plant medicine for the first half of 2021The personal/transpersonal healing aspects of Huachuma and other plant medicinesThe fall of the global paradigms in 2021 (and why this can be either terrifying or empowering)  Being YOURSELF - defining your own version of “success” and worthiness How plant medicine manifests all forms of life energy - emotional healing, intellectual clarity, etc How Ayahuasca and Huachuma work together synergeticallyThe active practice of self-love and compassion Letting go of what people think to be yourself - letting yourself not be liked How Huachuma can help you break destructive patterns in your life Why seeing yourself and your life clearly is healing in itself How plant medicine reaches deeper than traditional therapy The ealing power of self-expression, and the meaning of true freedom and spiritual exploration Integrating plant medicine experiences Why exploring your consciousness is a privilegeWhy sitting with pain can actually be powerful and healingPolarity, masculine/feminine energy and integration in relationshipsFeeling and recognizing authenticity and truth in yourself and othersLearning to prioritize what you want to create in your life What life alchemy really is (how to manifest) Resources from this episode:

    Huachuma Wasi (Huachuma healing center in the Sacred Valley of Peru)

    • 1 hr 27 min
    The Magic of Commitment

    The Magic of Commitment

    Ep. 29: Today, I wanted to share about a topic that's been very real for me lately: the energy of commitment, and the magic it can open up in our lives. 

    We get into: 
    A bit of my personal story around my (tumultuous) relationship with commitmentWhy "non-committal" behavior is an illusion (we're always committed to something!)The toxic energy of FOMO and why it keeps us out of our powerWhy making decisions liberates us - not limits usHow going all in on a path opens doors you'd never otherwise openWhy life wants to support you in commitment-based energyThe power of choice and letting go of "all the options" If you resonate with the topics in this episode and would love to share your thoughts with me, I'd love to hear from you!

    You can reach out through my website at www.kristenyates.com, send me an email at kyates8@gmail.com, or send me a message on Facebook! 

    • 19 min
    Deconstructing Your Personality to Discover the Real You

    Deconstructing Your Personality to Discover the Real You

    Ep. 28: In this episode, we explore the idea of our ego and personality as a "construct" that we have the power to shift in any given moment, and I share some tools for making real changes in your life

    We explore:
    What constitutes what we think of as our personalityHow radical presence is connected to deep personal shiftsWhy our sense of self is an illusion - and how this is actually empoweringAccessing our limitless life force energy withinMoving. from mind-based to body-based beingDiscovering our true self in our emotional bodyHow language can limit our full experience of life (and why it's so important to come into silence and stillness to access our true self)
    If you resonate with the topics in this episode and would love to share your thoughts with me, I'd love to hear from you!

    You can reach out through my website at www.kristenyates.com, send me an email at kyates8@gmail.com, or send me a message on Facebook! 

    • 33 min
    How Radical Self-Honesty Can Change Your Life

    How Radical Self-Honesty Can Change Your Life

    Ep. 27: In this episode, we explore how facing ourselves fully with radical-self honesty can be the key to changing our habits,  fulfilling our potential, and creating lasting change in our lives.

     We get into: 
    My story of facing myself fully for the first time in my lifeHow I perpetuated unconscious habits of escapism until they all came out in the openThe inner knowing we have around whether we are truly living up to our potentialWhy grief and release can be an essential part of the self-honesty processWhat it means to truly show the F up for your lifeHow the little lies we tell ourselves chip away at our self-worth and identityThe difference between conscious and unconscious commitmentThe key component of lasting habit changeSix questions to reveal your true self and face yourself with radical honestyWhy full awareness is so key for lasting change in our lives
    Get in Touch:

    If you'd like to get in touch with me, feel free to email me at 
    kyates8@gmail.com

    Or contact me through my website at
    www.kristenyates.com

    • 38 min
    Why Huachuma in 2021? w/ Sergey Baranov

    Why Huachuma in 2021? w/ Sergey Baranov

    Ep. 26: In this episode, I'm sitting down for a second time with Sergey Baranov, founder of Huachuma Wasi, this time to discuss why Huachuma is such an important tool for sovereignty and sanity in the current times we're in in 2021.  
    We talk about:
    Why Huachuma is more important now in 2021 than ever - and why plant medicine work is no longer a privilege, but a necessity How Huachuma actively helps to cure the fear so present in the world today Finding inner freedom during times of external lockdown The power of choosing your mental state during collective times of chaos and uncertainty How working with plant medicine can increase connection and combat the negative effects of isolation Why nature is so vital to maintaining your sovereignty during these times How Huachuma helps to empower you and bring clarity to your life and mental/emotional states 
    Resources from this Episode:

    Wild Awakening Retreat:
    April 24 - May 3, 2021 in Calca, Peru (at Huachuma Wasi)

    www.kristenyates.com/peru-retreat

    • 32 min
    Welcome to the Wild Awake - The Story Behind The New Podcast

    Welcome to the Wild Awake - The Story Behind The New Podcast

    Ep 24: Today's episode is a special one, because I have been personally going through some huge personal shifts over here, and this podcast is moving and shifting right along with me. 

    Mindset Rebel has evolved into a deeper and more experiential exploration of spiritual awakening, personal and collective transformation, and embodied self-empowerment through the lens of psychedelic plant medicine, shamanism, and a direct experience of awakening.

    Allow me to introduce you to... The Wild Awake. :)

    This episode will take you through a bit of my story over the past few months, the massive shifts I've been experiencing through plant medicine, and what the new podcast will look and feel like going forward. 

    I'm so excited to continue the journey with you! 3 

    • 19 min

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I find myself binge listening this podcast- it’s like a combination of the my interests plus Kristen’s personality is entertaining, wise and hilarious. It came at the perfect moment in my life and I couldn’t be happier I found this. I seriously feel like this has the potential to help so many people. It’s been a saving grace for me. I want to be best friends with her in real life- she’s my soul sista !!!!!

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Perfect combo of inspiring thinking + practical takeaways

I LOVE Kristen's approach with Mindset Rebel! When I listen, I'm riveted. Her style is such a wonderful combination of philosophy and practice. Theory: Following your intuition - your heart, not your head. Allow yourself to break free of the Matrix (Yes!). Practice: using your body to escape from cycles of rumination - not necessarily your mind, which is what got you into the negative thinking pattern in the first place.

I've had ups and downs over quarantine - the emotional toolkit episode contains some specific strategies to take on what we're all dealing with. I'm implementing some of her awesome morning techniques from a recent episode - using a few simple actions like writing and moving your body to "skip the top layer of anxiety" of your mind in the morning. This spoke to me in the perfect moment.

Thank you, Kristen - please keep it coming!

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