72 episodes

Dr. Karen Wyatt shares the life wisdom she learned from her hospice patients as they faced their last days. Learn how to navigate life's challenges and become your best self in the process as Karen shares what she's learning from day to day on her own journey. You'll discover tools, practices, wisdom, and stories to help you figure out what really matters in your own life.

What Really Matters: Everyday Spirituality Karen Wyatt

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

Dr. Karen Wyatt shares the life wisdom she learned from her hospice patients as they faced their last days. Learn how to navigate life's challenges and become your best self in the process as Karen shares what she's learning from day to day on her own journey. You'll discover tools, practices, wisdom, and stories to help you figure out what really matters in your own life.

    Ep. 71 How to Not Be Disappointed With Life

    Ep. 71 How to Not Be Disappointed With Life

    In this episode I share some thoughts on life and how to have a mindset of acceptance, surrender, and flow so that whatever happens we can meet the moment with grace. This week a poem, a video and a Facebook post have come my way to influence my thoughts and help shape this episode, which includes:


    Live each day to the fullest; poem All the More by Kayleen Asbo.
    Don't wish your life away; video by an 88 (or so) year old woman.
    Everything belongs. Post by someone living with terminal cancer and making the most of each moment.

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    • 23 min
    Ep. 70 How to Survive These Precarious Times

    Ep. 70 How to Survive These Precarious Times

    In this short episode I share my thoughts on what it is going to take for us to get through our currently challenging times and why it is important that we be wise, calm, loving mentors for all the young ones being born on this planet. Here are my commitments to survive these precarious times:


    Remember that life has always been uncertain and part of spiritual growth is learning to live with uncertainty.
    Remember that new life and growth spring from pain - the world is set up that way.
    Trust that there will be new emergence and answers that we cannot now see.
    Remember that the arc of development for humanity is toward greater wisdom and compassion.
    Love for all things, in all ways - even when others are hate-filled.

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    • 20 min
    Ep. 69 How to Forgive Your Former Self

    Ep. 69 How to Forgive Your Former Self

    In the process of spiritual growth it is normal to look back at our former selves and feel shame, guilt or regret over how we used to behave. We may not be able to understand how we could have thought and believed in things that no longer hold true for us. But part of our growth to integral consciousness is being able to forgive our own former selves and accept who we have been in the past so that we can move on now. Here are some steps to take toward self-acceptance and forgiveness:


    Be able to look at your old memories and all the negative emotions they hold for you.
    Don't judge your former self but allow your past behaviors to come to the surface.
    Remember that your old way of being was just part of the stage you were in at that time and you were doing the best you could given the circumstances.
    See the whole spiral of your growth and recognize that every stage has been necessary and important.
    Apologize or make amends if needed.
    Know that you are not meant to be perfect and even your flaws and shortcomings are a necessary part of who you are.
    Cherish who you are - there will never be another you!

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    • 26 min
    Ep. 68 What to Do When You're Exhausted

    Ep. 68 What to Do When You're Exhausted

    In this episode I admit that I am truly exhausted  and weary right now - partly from my own personal life and also because of the troubles of the world and our planet right now. But I've been inspired by a new book of poetry (Love Notes fro the Hollow Tree by Jarod K. Anderson) and by the coming birth of my first grandchild and I'll share with you how I'm regrouping and becoming re-energized through a connection with nature. I hope you find it helpful!

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    • 23 min
    Ep. 67 How We Grow: Stages of Consciousness Part 3

    Ep. 67 How We Grow: Stages of Consciousness Part 3

    Today I'll finish up this 3 part series on the stages of consciousness by talking about the Integral stage, which we should all be working toward in our own development. If you haven't heard the previous 2 episodes please listen to them first so that you'll understand what I'm talking about today. For reference you can seek out Integral Vision by Ken Wilber or Google "Spiral Dynamics" by Beck and Cowan. This episode includes:


    The characteristics of the Integral stage.
    Integral is the first stage of the "2nd tier" of development.
    The values of a person at the Integral stage.
    Decisions at Integral are (for the first time in development) more motivated by love (higher self) than by fear and greed (ego).
    Why a regular practice is necessary to grow to the Integral stage.
    Why Shadow work is also necessary for growth.
    How the book The Journey from Ego to Soul can help you do this work.

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    • 35 min
    Ep. 66 How We Grow: Stages of Consciousness Part 2

    Ep. 66 How We Grow: Stages of Consciousness Part 2

    In this episode I continue a discussion of the stages of consciousness we "grow through" as we develop as spiritual beings. Be sure to listen to Episode 65 to hear more about this concept and then return here for a look at 4 of the stages of consciousness and why they are at war with one another in our society today:


    Traditional
    Rational
    Pluralistic
    Integral

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    • 46 min

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Unpretentious wisdom

Dr. Wyatt’s compassionate grasp of the challenges of living and dying make these podcasts a powerful aid in dealing with any situation you may be experiencing. They’re deceptively simple and direct, which makes her messages all the more penetrating. It’s like listening to a kind and intelligent friend. Highly recommend.

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