Each week on the podcast, I explore different aspects of living a soulful, sensitive life. I’ll bring you stories of other sensitive, creative pioneers as well as my own thoughts, teachings and tools. This is not the beginner’s guide to sensitivity, but rather the place for sensitive souls to gather up their courage and pioneer their way into a life of personal freedom and spiritual sovereignty.
Your sensitivity is sacred – are you ready to live that way?
In this episode, I interview Heidi Frank Palmer, owner of Subtle Body Solutions and co-creator of The Refuge for Sacred Rebellion. We talk about Heidi’s unique history of moving from college business major to spiritual business owner. Further, we discuss the life-art of sensitive pioneering – embracing and living from a sensitive, creative center – and what it takes to sustain life there.
Just me this week, as I take you through the meanderings of my mind to help you understand how I view, relate to and work with high sensitivity. This podcast sets up the main assumptions, lenses and perspectives I use to drive content on The Soul of Sensitivity. I’ll walk you through what high sensitivity is, what the strengths and challenges are, my connections between ecosystem dynamics and highly sensitive people and how my focus in this podcast is on teaching and discussing methods for resiliency, not hibernation or retreat.
Sukie Baxter invites highly sensitive people to take up space – in our bodies and in our lives. In this episode, we explore what exactly this means, plus cover how the body is the key to creating more space within our whole lives. At the end of the episode, Sukie takes us through a practice to help us understand how we’re currently taking up space in our body and how we can begin to make changes.
In this episode, Elizabeth Rainey tells us how her early life of pushing and controlling her body lead to a journey of deep listening and finding her innate resiliency. We discuss the tools that yoga, yoga therapy and somatic experiencing offer us in accessing our inner resources so that we can increase our capacity for meeting life and live in resiliency.
Episode 5: The Need for Spiritual White People to Dismantle White Supremacy with Abigail Rose Clarke
Today, Abigail and I dig deep into the topic of white supremacy – what it is, how it works, and what we can do about it. We’re specifically talking to white people, and spiritual white people in particular. We look at the ways that white supremacy acts like a code or program that our culture runs on, some of the history that built that code, how white supremacy and colonization are related, and why it’s important for white highly sensitive people to join in. Abigail leads a course for white, cis-gendered women as a place to start to dismantle their own whiteness. The next course starts February 4th, 2018. Find out more at www.abigailroseclarke.com/dismantle
In this episode, bodyworker, creativity cultivator and memoir writing coach Janelle Hardy talks about the ways that reclaiming our stories in the process of memoir writing can be incredibly healing. Janelle tells us about the freedom created when we uncover and examine our ancestry, and how this knowing can empower who we are. She connects the importance of body practices for bringing forth creativity, and shares some details of her memoir writing course that starts in February, called Personal Mythmaking. **Special coupon code included to her Personal Mythmaking course.
Ane Axford, founder of Sensitive Leadership, talks to us about her personal story of growing up in a conservative Mormon religion – a faith that didn’t make sense or feed her. She tells us how she began to understand why the faith didn’t feed her, and her journey to find the courage to leave this faith to find a spiritual practice that fed her soul. This is a deeply personal journey of one person finding a spiritual practice, but the lesson – that we, as highly sensitive people, need a spiritual practice that feeds our needs – is incredibly important.
Today I’m getting my thoughts out about the colonization, cultural appropriation, and white-washing often found in New Age spirituality, especially within spiritual circles of white women. I discuss the problems with spiritual bypassing, the need for spirituality to include social justice, and advocate for spiritual responsibility – an embodied spirituality that includes action in the physical world. I ask the question, “What would decolonizing spirituality look like, and how do we start?”
Today I speak with web and technology guru Nikole Gipps of That Super Girl, her own website hosting, security and management company. We discuss a common theme that sensitive creatives face – that of seeing the technology side of business as a hurdle. Rather than letting technology scare you into shelving your dream, Nikole shares with us how to take a different approach to technology in order to keep our dreams, projects and businesses alive.
How is the yoga we’ve been sold different from the yoga that nourishes and acts as medicine? Amy Day and I explore our personal evolution with yoga, and give examples of what a modern-day yoga practice can look like. We explore yoga and cultural appropriation, colonization, and how to be responsible teachers and practitioners of yoga, especially if we’re white.
Today I’m getting personal. In this episode, I talk about what a morning in my household looks like (it’s not the perfect morning you might imagine), and then tell you about the one-on-one clairvoyant readings I do and how they’ve helped my clients. I walk you back through parts of my history, back to some of the first spiritual experiences that I can remember, back to the formative years of finding my spiritual truth, and how that process taught me to trust in my intuition. I also talk about learning to tell the difference between intuition and ego. Finally, I talk about how I’m teaching basic intuitive development tools in The Refuge for Sacred Rebellion starting March 20th.
This week, Darla Antione and I gush about all things ancestral – the healing of lineages and why it’s important, the spiritual blessings and gifts that come from this work, and the spiritual responsibilities that may be required. Darla talks about how doing this work in her own life has opened up clearer connection to spirit, better guidance from her ancestors, and a clearer sense of intuitive guidance. We dish about fairies, past lives, incarnations – we didn’t miss anything in this super fun conversation!
Today I have permission from a client to share an intuitive reading I gave her recently. I take you behind the scenes at some of my prep work, how I see (clairvoyantly) energy and know (claircognizantly)energetic information. You get a bird’s eye view of what it could look like to work with me or learn to do this work for yourself.
This week, psychotherapist and sensitive pioneer Carmen Cool and I talk about the link between high sensitivity and disordered eating and how she helps people struggling with disordered eating. We talk about how Carmen is working to dismantle the diet industry and give people the tools they need to connect to their inner wisdom in order to find real freedom. Ever been to therapy and wondered, “Why are they so distant?” Carmen is doing work to break down the traditional norm of professional coolness in the psychotherapy field.
Episode 15: From scientist to psychic – my journey from hyper-feeling analyst to clear, confident clairvoyant
Today I take you on my journey from scientist to psychic. This is – by far – the most asked question I received. That of the journey – how did I get here? How did I leave my safe life as a scientist, someone who was in a respectable field, for a life as unsafe as that of a psychic? It took 10 years, one divorce, a trip to India, meditation, courage, and a lot of jumping and hoping that some sort of net appeared.
Dr. Sabrina Kimball has become an expert at treating SIBO – small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Highly sensitive people often find themselves suffering from tummy troubles, and many are diagnosed (or misdiagnosed). Because SIBO is a relatively new finding, it can be difficult to find someone who understands the condition, has experience treating it, and is willing to stay up to date on the most current research. Join in as Dr. Kimball and I talk all things SIBO – what it is, how it develops, what healing looks like and much, much more.
In what has become Part II of Episode 15, this week I finish the story of my journey from scientist to psychic with my “Come to heart” moment (not to be confused with a “come to Jesus” moment). I talk about how I grew up as a spiritual seeker in a family of agnostics, surrounded by a community of Mormons, and eventually found my way to my own sense of spiritual connection.
Episode 18: Episode 18: Sharyn Holms on raising gutsy girls, finding your voice and dismantling patriarchy
In this juicy episode, Sharyn Holmes – gutsy leader, artist, speaker, sacred activist, earthshaker and writer – go deep into the roots of her Gutsy Girl work, her frustration and trauma around white women spiritual leaders, sovereignty and finding the courage (or the rage) to speak up. Sharyn’s got an important PSA for white women leaders, so I invite you to take this potent opportunity to listen (cuz we can do better). Finally, what do brave, gutsy women do in their free time? Find out.
In the second live reading on air, I help guide “Luci” through the subtle world of her aura to find her truth around the intersection of her purpose and her career, her “cold feet” feelings around marriage, relationship negotiations and sexuality. This is a juicy reading full of insight. Stay around until the end for a group oracle!
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Today I take the scenic road to discuss the connections between the role I see of sensitive, empathic people in the evolution of human consciousness + how personal spiritual work must include a SO THAT aspect that relates to the community + how personal freedom is tied to collective freedom and why + how the intuition and psychic skills are not supernatural and we should really stop pretending they are + how to build the world we want to live in. I recorded this one outside so you also get the benefit of all the twitterpated birds in the background.
Kat Kim – a radical life coach for spiritual non-conformists – and I waste no time diving right into how we’re each responding to the constricting model of consumer capitalism and consumer spirituality. Kat walks us through what she has identified as the four pillars of consumer spirituality – the brand of new age “spirituality” that teaches us to be better consumers, rather than better humans. We talk about the struggle to forge a new path forward and dish on the moves we’re both making.