12 episodes

The Wired for Connection Podcast exists as an invitation to connect.


Connection informs our every thought, feeling and action.

Connection is the base of belonging.

Belonging is survival.

This is a space where we are learning to breathe ourselves through & beyond fear based programming & forgive into love. Together we are reflecting connection & teaching ourselves how to safely relax into belonging.

Welcome!

the wired for connection podcast is recorded, edited & produced from the un-ceded (stolen) ancestral homelands of the Ramaytush Ohlone people the area commonly referred to as the San Francisco Peninsula.

Wired for Connection Donna Blethen & Elden Vala

    • Society & Culture

The Wired for Connection Podcast exists as an invitation to connect.


Connection informs our every thought, feeling and action.

Connection is the base of belonging.

Belonging is survival.

This is a space where we are learning to breathe ourselves through & beyond fear based programming & forgive into love. Together we are reflecting connection & teaching ourselves how to safely relax into belonging.

Welcome!

the wired for connection podcast is recorded, edited & produced from the un-ceded (stolen) ancestral homelands of the Ramaytush Ohlone people the area commonly referred to as the San Francisco Peninsula.

    episode #12: The Safety Wheel™

    episode #12: The Safety Wheel™

    In this episode Donna & Elden share about their work/experience with the states of Safety & Lack-of-Safety. In their conversation they introduce the The Safety Wheel™ a tool designed to support the exploration of Safety & Lack-of-Safety.

    To learn more about The Safety Wheel™ & download a free-copy of The Safety Wheel™ Basics head over to www.wiredforconnection.life/safety-wheel

    • 1 hr 12 min
    ep #11: accepting responsibility

    ep #11: accepting responsibility

    in this episode We (Donna Blethen & Elden Vala) explore the topics of integrity, communication, wrong thinking & the personal responsibility holding & work necessary to maintain relational integrity. we also touch on our experiences of the systems capitalizing on the fear produced by the social technologies designed to separate us as Humans from our inherent connection to wholeness.

     

    links to resources mentioned:

    Joey Korn

    Richie Reseda & Mannie Thomas III: Breaking the Cycle | The Man Enough Podcast

    Rev Brig Feltus & The ReMember Institute 

     

    the wired for connection podcast is recorded, edited & produced from the un-ceded ancestral homelands of the Ramaytush Ohlone people, the area most commonly referred to as the San Francisco Peninsula.  

     

    intro/outro music by Ayla Rose

     

    *disclaimer: this content is for entertainment purposes only*

    • 48 min
    ep #10: The Con

    ep #10: The Con

    in this episode We (Donna Blethen & Elden Vala) explore the topic of fear & how our fear acts as doorways for us to accept lies as truth & fall into the trap of the Con. Donna shares a personal experience of being conned as well as what supported Her in recovering & healing from the experience.

     

    links to resources mentioned

    Don Miguel Ruiz

    ep #9: Integrity with Brig Feltus

    The ReMember Institute

     

    the wired for connection podcast is recorded, edited & produced from the un-ceded ancestral homelands of the Ramaytush Ohlone people, the area most commonly referred to as the San Francisco Peninsula.  

     

    intro/outro music by Ayla Rose

     

    *disclaimer: this content is for entertainment purposes only*

     

    • 53 min
    ep #9: Integrity with Reverend Brig Feltus

    ep #9: Integrity with Reverend Brig Feltus

    In this episode we are joined by Metaphysical Minister Reverend Brig Feltus. Brig is the founder of the ReMember Institute a school whose motto is, "May we reMember what we once knew, before we forgot who we were." In this episode Brig shares a story of familial tragedy involving police brutality & how it propelled Her onto a path outside of Her prior plans. She offers us practical tools that support Her & those She teaches with upholding Integrity throughout life & a glimpse into forgotten histories that are impacting us all right now.

    For anyone interested in working with Brig we HIGHLY recommend registering for Heal Thyself (the last day to register is June 18th 2022).

     

    links

    Remember Institute

    Heal Thyself

    The Kybalion 

    The Iceman Inheritance  

     

    the wired for connection podcast is recorded, edited & produced from the un-ceded ancestral homelands of the Ramaytush Ohlone people, the area most commonly referred to as the San Francisco Peninsula.  

     

    intro/outro music by Ayla Rose

     

    *disclaimer: this content is for entertainment purposes only*

    • 1 hr 13 min
    ep #8: listening to the wounds

    ep #8: listening to the wounds

    "Deep listening is the kind of listening that can help relieve the suffering of another person. You can call it compassionate listening. You listen with only one purpose: to help him or her to empty his heart."

    ~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

    the through-line of today's conversation is that of listening. specifically our focus is on the impacts of wounding on our ability to listen, a topic we bring to life through personal anecdotes. we share tools & strategies that we've found effective both personally & professionally.

    we extend the invitation to build/deepen your listening practice by incorporating a framework developed by Elden. you can access a free pdf guide titled "something about listening via the link below.

    download your pdf guide to deeper listening here!

     

    links:

    Chief Arvol's call to action

    Kai Cheng Tom

    Nkem Ndefo

    bell hooks

    adriene maree brown

     

    the wired for connection podcast is recorded, edited & produced from the un-ceded ancestral homelands of the Ramaytush Ohlone people, the area most commonly referred to as the San Francisco Peninsula.  

     

    intro/outro music by Ayla Rose

     

    *disclaimer: this content is for entertainment purposes only*

    • 1 hr 11 min
    ep #7: Chief Arvol Looking Horse

    ep #7: Chief Arvol Looking Horse

    in this episode we are joined by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe of the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota sioux nation. 

    "as the 19th generation Keeper of the Sacred Pipe he is to us what the Pope is to the Catholic people. he is to us what the Dalai Lama is to the Tibetan people, what Mohammed is to the Muslim people, what his entire life is committed to is caring for the pipe the intent of the pipe & as the spiritual keeper of those Sacred Rites & Ceremonies that were brought to us by the White Buffalo Calf Woman."  as spoken in One Prayer by Katherine Whitecloud former Chief, Sioux Valley Dakota Nation.  

     

    Chief Arvol invites us All to come together & "Pray with us on June 21st in a humble way."  

     

    you can learn more about World Peace & Prayer Day & the work of Chief Arvol & Paula at their website:   https://worldpeaceandprayer.com/  

     

    please take the time to watch the One Prayer Video on YouTube linked here.

    • 23 min