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English, Religion, 1 season, 78 episodes, 3 days, 8 hours, 8 minutes
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Exploring the mystical in the mundane and the magic in the present moment. Bringing ancient tools & technologies into modern day living. Yoga, mythic & healing conversations with expert & visionary powerhouses sharing their stories & secrets with you to help you live an inspired life. Conscious conversation carves out pathways towards the unfolding of your highest Self & for a sustainable world. Aligned & authentic living are the results on this road less traveled by.
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#78: Why Connecting to Your Inner Child is One of Most Powerful Things You Can Do

We all have trauma and Inner Child work is one of the most potent modern practices to heal it and to lead a life with more substantive joy. In this empowering & uplifting interview episode discussed is: 👉🏾The difference between little “t” and big “T” trauma & why they are both relevant 👉🏾Why not getting it “right” all the time is perfect 👉🏾How to cultivate emotional intelligence & compassion  👉🏾12 steps for inner child healing are delineated  👉🏾Concrete ways we can heal our nervous systems & trauma responses 👉🏾How we can love and enjoy our lives more via inner child work  👉🏾Meet your inner child as this episode ends ends with an inner child meditation   🧘🏽Listen in, fellow seeker, as this episode ends with inner child meditation that will support you on your healing journey. Click here to listen! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/modern-mystic/id1510946243  🎁FREE Gifts for you as an appreciated listener: Intuition Building Toolkit: modernmystic.love/intuition How to Protect Your Energy: https://www.modernmystic.love/energy  Meditation: modernmystic.love/freemeditation  Yoga: modernmystic.love/freeyoga  ☄️Opportunities to work with Kilkenny:  ✨Vibrant Venus Elite Coaching: book an exploratory call today: modernmystic.love/coaching  ✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love/readings  ✨I offer one-on-one Astrology Oracle readings. (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love/readings  ✨The Modern Mystic Membership is an on-line haven to support your body, mind and soul giving you access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation, breathwork, astrology, and intuition development classes in addition to bonus content from my brilliant podcast guests.To get a sampling of FREE videos on this elegant membership platform: https://www.modernmystic.love/plans-pricing  🙏Invitation to support the Podcast: ✨Please subscribe, 5 star rate and review the podcast on Apple Music, Spotify or wherever you listen to it. These 3 things can take 30 seconds and are hugely beneficial for the podcast’s mission to help others make their spirituality and actuality. ✨Become a patron for as little as $3 a month: patreon.com/modernmysticpodcast ✨Share an episode with a loved one! 👨🏽‍🤝‍👨🏼🧑🏾‍🤝‍🧑🏻Engage with Community  ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @mystickilkenny @modernmysticlove
3/27/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep. #77: Find & Reclaim the Sacred Feminine w/ Vicki Noble, creator of Motherpeace Round Tarot Deck

Understanding goddess spirituality and the real history of matriarchy can deepen & unlock powerful places within ourselves & within all of our lives. In this riveting interview episode, world renown author and activist, Vicki Noble, discusses how she helped midwife modern spirituality, shamanism, feminism and multiculturalism in western spiritual circles as we know it today. Discussed in this episode: 👉🏾 How the famous Motherpeace Round Tarot Deck was conceptualized & birthed (Alice Walker’s favorite deck!) 👉🏾 The top two ways to work with Tarot/Oracles cards that will allow you to read them yourself  👉🏾 How to bring the ancient wisdom of goddess consciousness into your life 👉🏾 How anyone with European roots actually has a fascinating, matriarchal  ancestry 👉🏾 The real history of matriarchy and peaceful societies  👉🏾 The difference between patriarchy and masculinity  👉🏾 The spectrum of gender expression  👉🏾 The important differences and distinctions between matriarchy vs. feminine & patriarchy vs. masculine   👉🏾 The spiritual practices of reclaiming feminism and multiculturalism  👉🏾 How to work with aging in a culture that abhors it  🧘🏽Listen in, fellow seeker, as this episode ends with a lovely benediction  that will leave you feeling more peaceful. Marija Gimbutas is the female archaeologist and anthropologist mentioned. Guest: Vicki Noble: [email protected] IG: @vickinobleon Click here to listen! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/modern-mystic/id1510946243  🎁FREE Gifts for you as an appreciated listener: Intuition Building Toolkit: modernmystic.love/intuition How to Protect Your Energy: https://www.modernmystic.love/energy  Meditation: modernmystic.love/freemeditation  Yoga: modernmystic.love/freeyoga  ☄️Opportunities to work with Kilkenny:  ✨Vibrant Venus Elite Coaching: book an exploratory call today: modernmystic.love/coaching  ✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love/readings  ✨I offer one-on-one Astrology Oracle readings. (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love/readings  ✨The Modern Mystic Membership is an on-line haven to support your body, mind and soul giving you access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation, breathwork, astrology, and intuition development classes in addition to bonus content from my brilliant podcast guests.To get a sampling of FREE videos on this elegant membership platform: https://www.modernmystic.love/plans-pricing  🙏Invitation to support the Podcast: ✨Please subscribe, 5 star rate and review the podcast on Apple Music, Spotify or wherever you listen to it. These 3 things can take 30 seconds and are hugely beneficial for the podcast’s mission to help others make their spirituality and actuality. ✨Become a patron for as little as $3 a month: patreon.com/modernmysticpodcast ✨Share an episode with a loved one! 👨🏽‍🤝‍👨🏼🧑🏾‍🤝‍🧑🏻Engage with Community  ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @mystickilkenny @modernmysticlove
3/13/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep.#76: How to Stay Inspired & Get Unstuck

Guess what? You don’t suck because you feel stuck & uninspired. It is so very human to feel in a rut and so very normal to feel stale. In this interview episode, discussed are many ways to reignite inspiration! 👉🏾 The optimal first things to do in the a.m 👉🏾 The difference between a goal and an intention  👉🏾 How & why we can be addicted to our negative thought patterns 👉🏾 The importance of “expanders”  👉🏾 Why inspiration is a practice and how to do it 👉🏾 How to create new habits that stick 👉🏾 Concrete actions that are liberators of inspiration  🧘🏽 Listen in, fellow seeker, as this episode ends with an inspiring meditation that will leave you feeling more peaceful. Click here to listen! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/modern-mystic/id1510946243  🎁FREE Gifts for you as an appreciated listener: Intuition Building Toolkit: modernmystic.love/intuition How to Protect Your Energy: https://www.modernmystic.love/energy  Meditation: modernmystic.love/freemeditation  Yoga: modernmystic.love/freeyoga  ☄️Opportunities to work with Kilkenny:  ✨Vibrant Venus Elite Coaching: book an exploratory call today: modernmystic.love/coaching  ✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love/readings  ✨I offer one-on-one Astrology Oracle readings. (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love/readings  ✨The Modern Mystic Membership is an on-line haven to support your body, mind and soul giving you access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation, breathwork, astrology, and intuition development classes in addition to bonus content from my brilliant podcast guests.To get a sampling of FREE videos on this elegant membership platform: https://www.modernmystic.love/plans-pricing  🙏Invitation to support the Podcast: ✨Please subscribe, 5 star rate and review the podcast on Apple Music, Spotify or wherever you listen to it. These 3 things can take 30 seconds and are hugely beneficial for the podcast’s mission to help others make their spirituality and actuality. ✨Become a patron for as little as $3 a month: patreon.com/modernmysticpodcast ✨Share an episode with a loved one! 👨🏽‍🤝‍👨🏼🧑🏾‍🤝‍🧑🏻Engage with Community  ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @mystickilkenny @modernmysticlove  
3/6/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. #75: What the Heck is a Mode in Astrology Anyway?

Do you like to initiate projects and interactions? Do you feel inertia often and like things to stay the same? Or are you adaptive and can have many disparate viewpoints? Each astrology sign has a quality & a temperament called a “mode” that characterizes the majority of ways it expresses itself and acts. Understanding these 3 simple categories can act as a cheatsheet in helping you deepen your understanding of astrology, yourself and those around you. In this pithy episode you will learn: 👉🏾 What each of the 3 modes are and what they mean for your life 👉🏾 How your understanding modes can act as a “shortcut” to understanding  astrology more easily  👉🏾 How the 4 elements are connected to each mode 👉🏾 How understanding the paradigm of the modes can bring more balance into your life Click here to listen! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/modern-mystic/id1510946243  🎁FREE Gifts for you as an appreciated listener: Intuition Building Toolkit: modernmystic.love/intuition How to Protect Your Energy: https://www.modernmystic.love/energy  Meditation: modernmystic.love/freemeditation  Yoga: modernmystic.love/freeyoga  ☄️Opportunities to work with Kilkenny:  ✨Vibrant Venus Elite Coaching: book an exploratory call today: modernmystic.love/coaching  ✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love/readings  ✨I offer one-on-one Astrology Oracle readings. (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love/readings  ✨The Modern Mystic Membership is an on-line haven to support your body, mind and soul giving you access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation, breathwork, astrology, and intuition development classes in addition to bonus content from my brilliant podcast guests.To get a sampling of FREE videos on this elegant membership platform: https://www.modernmystic.love/plans-pricing  🙏Invitation to support the Podcast: ✨Please subscribe, 5 star rate and review the podcast on Apple Music, Spotify or wherever you listen to it. These 3 things can take 30 seconds and are hugely beneficial for the podcast’s mission to help others make their spirituality and actuality. ✨Become a patron for as little as $3 a month: patreon.com/modernmysticpodcast ✨Share an episode with a loved one! 👨🏽‍🤝‍👨🏼🧑🏾‍🤝‍🧑🏻Engage with Community  ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @mystickilkenny @modernmysticlove
2/21/202420 minutes, 4 seconds
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#74: How to Uplevel Your Romantic Relationships, Develop Healthy Masculinity & Thrive When the Honeymoon Phase is Over

In this brave and real conversation w/relationship expert, Stefanos Sifandos, we take a deep dive into spiritual terrain not always spoken of such as : They key questions to ask yourself about your childhood to break ancestral patterns and move towards greater healing for yourself. Tips and practical things that men can do to help mitigate the often negative toxic masculine culture in which we live. Key actions & a framework to support finding one’s path of healthy masculinity within oneself and within this world (that everyone can apply & consider to find & balance their inner masculine energies) Real talk surrounding the shadow of pornography and its common impact on oneself and intimate relationships.  The importance of having clear agreements in a relationship.  Actionable steps to making sex sacred in relationships and to making it something of meaning and substance. How to alchemize anger.  The Importance of becoming a key anchor for your partner(s) but not trying to do the work for them. Understanding the dance of codependency & narcissistic tendencies.  Why the honeymoon phase of a relationship waning is a good sign & what to do next.  🧘🏽Listen in, fellow seeker, as this episode ends with a powerful and simple nervous system regulation practice. Click here to listen! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/modern-mystic/id1510946243  Guest: https://stefanossifandos.com/  🎁FREE Gifts for you as an appreciated listener: Intuition Building Toolkit: modernmystic.love/intuition How to Protect Your Energy: https://www.modernmystic.love/energy  Meditation: modernmystic.love/freemeditation  Yoga: modernmystic.love/freeyoga  ☄️Opportunities to work with Kilkenny:  ✨Vibrant Venus Elite Coaching: book an exploratory call today: modernmystic.love/coaching  ✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love/readings  ✨I offer one-on-one Astrology Oracle readings. (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love/readings  ✨The Modern Mystic Membership is an on-line haven to support your body, mind and soul giving you access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation, breathwork, astrology, and intuition development classes in addition to bonus content from my brilliant podcast guests.To get a sampling of FREE videos on this elegant membership platform: https://www.modernmystic.love/plans-pricing  🙏Invitation to support the Podcast: ✨Please subscribe, 5 star rate and review the podcast on Apple Music, Spotify or wherever you listen to it. These 3 things can take 30 seconds and are hugely beneficial for the podcast’s mission to help others make their spirituality and actuality. ✨Become a patron for as little as $3 a month: patreon.com/modernmysticpodcast ✨Share an episode with a loved one! 👨🏽‍🤝‍👨🏼🧑🏾‍🤝‍🧑🏻Engage with Community  ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @mystickilkenny @modernmysticlove
2/14/202457 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. #73: Access Your Past Lives

Have you always sensed that this is not your first lifetime and that you have been around before? Do you mostly not believe in past lives but then every so often you have an inexplicable experience of deja-vu? Or perhaps you feel pulled towards a certain culture or country but don’t know why?  In this interesting episode, we will answer these questions and also explore: 👉🏾 How to pinpoint what your past lives were. 👉🏾  Specific questions & techniques to use for gaining insight from your past lives. 👉🏾  Signs in this life that point to your past life experiences. 👉🏾 How knowing information about our past lives can help us heal in this lifetime. 🧘🏽Listen in, fellow seeker, as this episode ends with a profound healing meditation that will leave you feeling more peaceful. Click here to listen! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/modern-mystic/id1510946243  🎁FREE Gifts for you as an appreciated listener: Intuition Building Toolkit: modernmystic.love/intuition How to Protect Your Energy: https://www.modernmystic.love/energy  Meditation: modernmystic.love/freemeditation  Yoga: modernmystic.love/freeyoga  ☄️Opportunities to work with Kilkenny:  ✨Vibrant Venus Elite Coaching: book an exploratory call today: modernmystic.love/coaching  ✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love/readings  ✨I offer one-on-one Astrology Oracle readings. (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love/readings  ✨The Modern Mystic Membership is an on-line haven to support your body, mind and soul giving you access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation, breathwork, astrology, and intuition development classes in addition to bonus content from my brilliant podcast guests.To get a sampling of FREE videos on this elegant membership platform: https://www.modernmystic.love/plans-pricing  🙏Invitation to support the Podcast: ✨Please subscribe, 5 star rate and review the podcast on Apple Music, Spotify or wherever you listen to it. These 3 things can take 30 seconds and are hugely beneficial for the podcast’s mission to help others make their spirituality and actuality. ✨Become a patron for as little as $3 a month: patreon.com/modernmysticpodcast ✨Share an episode with a loved one! 👨🏽‍🤝‍👨🏼🧑🏾‍🤝‍🧑🏻Engage with Community  ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @mystickilkenny @modernmysticlove  
2/7/202433 minutes, 7 seconds
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#72: What Do the Planets Have to Do with You Really?

Did you know that each planet is a psychological archetype that lives within you? By learning to embody the powerful lens of astrology, we can uplevel our understanding of ourselves and improve our lives. Discussed in this most joyful interview episode: Each planet and what it represents from a psychospiritual perspective  How to practically apply the teachings and understanding of the planetary archetypes into our day-to-day lives How planets can act together  Why integrating the knowledge of the planets can help us find more self acceptance and inner peace  🧘🏽Listen in, fellow seeker, as this episode ends with a surprise benediction that will leave you feeling uplifted. Click here to listen! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/modern-mystic/id1510946243  🎁FREE Gifts for you as an appreciated listener: Intuition Building Toolkit: modernmystic.love/intuition How to Protect Your Energy: https://www.modernmystic.love/energy  Meditation: modernmystic.love/freemeditation  Yoga: modernmystic.love/freeyoga  ☄️Opportunities to work with Kilkenny:  ✨Vibrant Venus Elite Coaching: book an exploratory call today: modernmystic.love/coaching  ✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love/readings  ✨I offer one-on-one Astrology Oracle readings. (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love/readings  ✨The Modern Mystic Membership is an on-line haven to support your body, mind and soul giving you access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation, breathwork, astrology, and intuition development classes in addition to bonus content from my brilliant podcast guests.To get a sampling of FREE videos on this elegant membership platform: https://www.modernmystic.love/plans-pricing  🙏Invitation to support the Podcast: ✨Please subscribe, 5 star rate and review the podcast on Apple Music, Spotify or wherever you listen to it. These 3 things can take 30 seconds and are hugely beneficial for the podcast’s mission to help others make their spirituality and actuality. ✨Become a patron for as little as $3 a month: patreon.com/modernmysticpodcast ✨Share an episode with a loved one! 👨🏽‍🤝‍👨🏼🧑🏾‍🤝‍🧑🏻Engage with Community  ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @mystickilkenny @modernmysticlove
1/31/202456 minutes, 33 seconds
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#71: Why & How to Sync Up with Nature

In this fascinating episode, explored are the reasons why working with life's rhythms that are all around us is life changing, and how in doing so we can uncover more profound harmony within and without. Discussed is: What are the rhythms of nature around us that we are underutilizing but are a great source of potential mental and spiritual wealth? Practical ways we can use rhythms to improve our lives. How to work with the sun and the moon phases to support our physical and mental health as well as our overall well being. This episode ends with a revitalizing meditation that will be sure to leave you inspired to find and to dance to your own beat in every chapter of your journey. Contemplate the mesmerizing natural cadences: the sun's gentle rise and fall, the moon's ever-changing phases, and the rhythmic embrace of the ocean waves. Acknowledge the subtle shift in our biorhythms due to the advent of electricity over the past century and a half.The benefits of safely harnessing the power of sunlight are detailed. Delve into other related illuminating insights shared in Episode #58 - Revolution Rest: Burnout & The Quest for Rest, Modern Mystic Podcast  Connected are the dots between morning sunlight exposure, improved sleep quality, reduced stress levels, and a decrease in reported feelings of depression. The 8 Moon Phases are unraveled that appear in the intricate 29.5-day cycle of the moon and the unique energy each phase can bring to our lives if we work with them. The importance of aligning with the dance of the universe through seemingly simple yet profound daily practices is emphasized and a guided short meditation practice with one way to do so is offered.   🧘🏽Listen in, fellow seeker, as this episode ends with a lovely meditation that will leave you feeling more peaceful. Click here to listen! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/modern-mystic/id1510946243  🎁FREE Gifts for you as an appreciated listener: Intuition Building Toolkit: modernmystic.love/intuition How to Protect Your Energy: https://www.modernmystic.love/energy  Meditation: modernmystic.love/freemeditation  Yoga: modernmystic.love/freeyoga  ☄️Opportunities to work with Kilkenny:  ✨Vibrant Venus Elite Coaching: book an exploratory call today: modernmystic.love/coaching  ✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love/readings  ✨I offer one-on-one Astrology Oracle readings. (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love/readings  ✨The Modern Mystic Membership is an on-line haven to support your body, mind and soul giving you access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation, breathwork, astrology, and intuition development classes in addition to bonus content from my brilliant podcast guests.To get a sampling of FREE videos on this elegant membership platform: https://www.modernmystic.love/plans-pricing  🙏Invitation to support the Podcast: ✨Please subscribe, 5 star rate and review the podcast on Apple Music, Spotify or wherever you listen to it. These 3 things can take 30 seconds and are hugely beneficial for the podcast’s mission to help others make their spirituality and actuality. ✨Become a patron for as little as $3 a month: patreon.com/modernmysticpodcast ✨Share an episode with a loved one! 👨🏽‍🤝‍👨🏼🧑🏾‍🤝‍🧑🏻Engage with Community  ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @mystickilkenny @modernmysticlove
1/24/202451 minutes, 22 seconds
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Integrating Sexuality, Worldliness & Our Spirituality

How do we consciously live into the paradoxes of life? In this scintillating interview episode, discussed are powerful questions & practices for folks to contemplate as a launching off point to integrate their spirituality into their worldly life. Discussed are: Powerful questions for folks to contemplate as a means to integrate their spirituality with their sexuality.  The importance of getting to know your shadow, your deepest wounds & unconscious tendencies.  Ideas for micro rituals as a way to tend to your own energy. How to integrate embodiment into our spirituality.   This episode ends with a sumptuous meditation.  SHOW NOTES: A mystic is humbled by the mystery and lives in the great paradoxes such as there is both nothing and everything to know. They are cognizant of the fact that there is no knowing the great mystery. The mystic lives in humble devotion to the mystery and lives in relationship to the mystery. They are both intrigued and seduced by the mystery but don't try to figure it all out. There’s more of a seduction and flirtation with it. A Mystic has a more embodied knowing vs. an intellectual knowing; a heart-gnosis of sorts. A Mystic has a more right-brained relationship to life itself. They let the questions ultimately dangle in the air and relish in the humble bow. They are ok to live within the paradox and the question. They are in the dance of romance.  Alexandra shares her spiritual journey from childhood into adulthood. Tantra means to weave all aspects of life together including integrating one’s sexuality.Discussed are powerful questions for folks to contemplate as a launching off point to integrate their spirituality with their sexuality.  There are many different expressions of feminine and can we all be the rainbow at any given moment. Softness vs. Feistiness is discussed as well as the notion of attracting sacred partnerships and lovers. Really get to know your shadow, your deepest wounds & unconscious tendencies. Your wounds will be where you return again and again.  “Fate” is your unconscious leading the show. What are the patterns that keep arising? They are the key to who you are on the inside. How can you take responsibility for your story and remind yourself that you are the author of your own life? How your unconscious is your ghost author is uncovered. People who trespass us help show us where to clean up the street so to speak. Practices of feminine embodiment are detailed. How is my energy really reading? How is my body and breath moving around in any given space? Our energies are openings and closures to everything in life: money, romance etc... Is your heart and energy open if you are looking for love? Study the energetics of you in order to heal. Get in touch with your own heart first. Practice and heal solo first. Micro rituals are discussed as a way to tend to the garden of your own energy. Disconnect to connect consistently. When we do rituals, our unconscious becomes conscious. Questions to ask oneself to heal the split between spirituality and sexuality. How to integrate embodiment into our spirituality. This episode ends with a sumptuous meditation.  Guest:Alexandra Roxo: Alexandraroxo.com  *Our Monthly Mystic Members get Alexandra’s sensual embodiment practice for FREE! ☄️Opportunities to work with Kilkenny:  ✨Vibrant Venus Elite Coaching: book an exploratory call today: modernmystic.love/coaching  ✨The Modern Mystic Membership is an on-line haven to support your body, mind and soul giving you access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation, breathwork, astrology, and intuition development classes.To get a sampling of FREE videos on this elegant membership platform: modernmystic.love ✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love/astrology  ✨I offer one-on-one Astrology Oracle readings. (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love/astrology  Invitation to support the Podcast: ✨Subscribe, 5 star rate and review the podcast on Apple Music, Spotify or wherever you listen to it. These 3 things can take 30 seconds and are hugely beneficial for the podcast. ✨Become a patron for as little as $3 a month: patreon.com/modernmysticpodcast Engage with Community  ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @mystickilkenny @modernmysticlove
1/3/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 17 seconds
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Rewire Your Mind: Neuroplasticity & Spirituality

All of us have the power and choice to re-architect the structure of our brain to be healthier, happier and of greater service. Discussed in this fascinating interview episode with award winning author & TED Talk speaker, Shauna Shapiro, are the differences between meditation and mindfulness, empathy and compassion, and how to leverage all of these concepts into our day-to-day lives. To embody practices, we have to understand them and science helps us with this. You will learn in this episode: How what you practice grows Why your attention is your greatest currency  How the understanding of neuroplasticity in science has changed everything How mindfulness and meditative practices positively impact every sector of your life The difference between meditation and mindfulness (because they are different!) How these practices make you a better citizen and family member Why compassion is more advantageous than empathy  Why compassion for yourself is crucial  SHOW NOTES: The art of attention is discussed. Your attention is your greatest currency. Your attention implicates every arena of your life: the quality of your  Neuroplasticity is the capacity at any age to reconfigure our brain and its thought patterns. How to rewire your mind: Neuroplasticity & spirituality   All of us have the power and choice to re-architect the structure of our brain to be healthier, happier to be of greater service. What we practice grows stronger both for the good and for the bad.  Neuronal pruning concepts are detailed such as pruning neural pathways. Every time you go on new pathway it prunes automatically prunes the old pathway  Difference between meditation and mindfulness is broken down. They are distinct and separate things that support each other. Meditation is the practice and exercise so we can grow mindfulness. It’s going to the gym, so we can grow our mindfulness which is a state, a way of being and a way of paying attention. Attention is your most valuable resource. Ask yourself, can I be present? On average a Harvard study shows, our minds wander 47% of the time! So most of us are missing pretty much half our lives. Meditation is part of practice so we can grow our mindfulness in moment-to-moment life. This model of mindfulness is detailed with clear steps to use.  Many people feel they can’t meditate.  The many benefits of meditation are discussed. So many of us don’t feel worthy of taking time to care for ourselves. These practices are self-love practices.People who practice mindfulness and meditation are better citizens of the world. The myth that meditation and mindfulness practices are selfish is debunked with science.They make people more generous and more compassionate. There is data to prove this. The science is very compelling.  The convergence and confluence of the feelings of compassion and empathy are broken down. To embody practices, we have to understand them and science helps us with this. The ways that empathy and compassion work in our brain are discussed and then how to leverage these feelings in impactful ways are detailed. The Tibetan definition of compassion is considered incomplete if it does not include ourselves. Furthermore, a compassionate act that is not healthy for you, is not even considered compassion. ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!:  The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have topics including astrology, tarot cards, developing psychic abilities, grounding/protecting/growing your energy and more! Sampling of FREE videos on the elegant Mystic Membership platform:  modernmystic.love ✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love ✨I offer one-on-one  Soul Psyche Mapping Astrology Readings. Book via (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on Apple Music (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the Apple Music store on all other devices) or on Spotify. This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which supports the podcast. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny
11/22/202334 minutes, 47 seconds
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Rewilding, Connection & Trusting in the Wisdom of Rhythms

Wildness is both what you think it is and its opposite. In this most inspiring interview episode, discussed are specific and concrete things you can do every day to create a more connected, grounded, and liberated life! When we only move through life from a place of thought as opposed to connecting with our instincts, we forget our own belonging. Integrating the wisdom of our body and the natural world’s rhythms can forge a sense of reconnection in our lives and daily devotions surrounding these ideas are offered as well. Stay connected to that soft wild animal that is you.  Discussed are: How our breath and heartbeat are a reminder of our instincts and our intuition  Practical and concrete tips to practice to create a feeling of belonging  The importance of a sacred morning routine and how to create one (even if 30 seconds!) How to come back to the animal of your body How wildness doesn’t have to be loud & crashing but quite the opposite what you think  How to being primal helps you to stop skating over life  How to make a spiritual checklist which will shift everything daily How every single emotion we have is a signpost and an invitation back to our wildness The exploration of the notions of our essential self vs. the social self. What the process of rewilding requires A very helpful discernment practice is offered to help you make decisions.  You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves ~ Mary Oliver SHOW NOTES: A Modern Mystic nourishes connectIon to self, source and others. They go to the quiet places to listen on purpose and pay attention to these doors.  “The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.” ― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run WIth the Wolves The mystic puts themselves into spaces and places where they can be available for that connection. The body knows that we belong. Our minds make lives homeless. “The art of belonging is the recovery of the wisdom of rhythm.” Full quote: “Our bodies know that they belong; it is our minds that make our lives so homeless. Guided by longing, belonging is the wisdom of rhythm. When we are in rhythm with our own nature, things flow and balance naturally. Every fragment does not have to be relocated, reordered; things cohere and fit according to their deeper impulse and instinct. Our modern hunger to belong is particularly intense. An increasing majority of people feel no belonging. We have fallen out of rhythm with life. The art of belonging is the recovery of the wisdom of rhythm.” ― John O'Donohue How are we starting our days? The importance of even a 30 second sacred morning routine using the senses. How to stop skating over our life and the wisdom of becoming more primal. The importance of being outside every day is discussed. Make sure you are scheduling time for pause, transition, exhale and integration. How a journaling practice can help you open to noticing things that bring you joy.  How every single emotion we have is a signpost and an invitation back to our wildness. The exploration of the notions of our essential self vs. the social self. The process of rewilding requires a lot of attention and slowness. A very helpful discernment practice is offered to help you make decisions.  Tara shares her beautiful poetry word medicine to punctuate the conversation. Guest: Tara Eschenroeder Website: greatabidingyoga.com IG: greatabidingyoga *All of my monthly members get a FREE yoga class with Tara!!!   ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!:  The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have topics including astrology, tarot cards, developing psychic abilities, grounding/protecting/growing your energy and more! Sampling of FREE videos on the elegant Mystic Membership platform:  modernmystic.love ✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love ✨I offer one-on-one  Soul Psyche Mapping Astrology Readings. Book via (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on Apple Music (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the Apple Music store on all other devices) or on Spotify. This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which supports the podcast. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny  
11/8/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 50 seconds
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Manifesting Prosperity: A Deep Dive into Abundance ~ Ep. 67

Abundance is not just about wealth. It is a holistic state of having more than enough in every aspect of your life. It's about manifesting your dreams, connecting with the universe, and living in alignment with your purpose. This soulcast episode is packed with a ton of practical tips on how to attract & create more abundance in every arena of your life such as money, health, relationships, home, career and spiritual knowledge. Discussed are the ideas of: What abundance actually means The architecture and mechanics of affirmations  Ways to use your body & your senses to tap into more abundance Concrete strategies to amplify abundance and heal any stuck abundance patterns from past lives or from your family of origin Clear ways to elevate your health, finances & relationships "Abundance isn’t something we acquire, it is something we tune into." - Wayne Dyer "The key to abundance is meeting our limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts. - Marianne Williamson  "You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance." - Kahlil Gibran  ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!:  The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have topics including astrology, tarot cards, developing psychic abilities, grounding/protecting/growing your energy and more! Sampling of FREE videos on the elegant Mystic Membership platform:  Modernmystic.love ✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love ✨I offer one-on-one  Soul Psyche Mapping Astrology Readings. Book via (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on Apple Music (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the Apple Music store on all other devices) or on Spotify. This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which supports the podcast. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny
10/20/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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Make Your Life Art

In this modern age where most folks are rushing from here to there and are feeling stressed out, we forget that we can be more intentional with our lives and in doing so experience more meaning and more joy. In this interview episode discussed are the following topics: Detailed practices of paying attention, witnessing and noticing to experience more connection with oneself and others How artistic principles and shapes, color and pattern can be windows into experiencing more presence & delight  How small rituals can affect us in big ways. The two most important questions to ask others and yourself What “olympic listening” is and how it can help your life The importance of integrating despair into our lives without using our spirituality to airbrush it out. When we notice the nuances of life and those around us, we deliver ourselves back to the present moment, forge more meaningful connections and impact our communities more powerfully. This episode ends with a soothing short meditation.    SHOW NOTES: As mystics, we remember there are two wings of a bird, grace & effort. We can also practice the 2 “other” wings of vulnerability and confidence. Definitions of art and how to weave artistic concepts into everyday life as discussed. Pay attention, witness and notice. Can we be a witness to the art of another’s life? The profundity and art of pausing and asking questions. Spirit & the language of color & texture are discussed.Practical ways to invite art into our lives to feel more joy are as well. How small rituals can affect us in big ways.Notice the nuance! Nuggets of our inner messages we say to ourselves can shift so much. The ways we integrate the full spectrum of humanity and its deep despair into our lives without using our spirituality to airbrush the hardness out, but using the hardness as a tool to embrace it all. The two most important questions to ask people and yourself and the value of these. What would this world be if we told each other how we really were doing. The practice & benefits of Olympic Listening for ourselves and others. The potency of daydreaming. This episode ends with a soothing short meditation.  ✨Offering: Kathryn is so generously offering anyone who becomes a monthly mystic member by Dec 1, 2023 a heart yarn shag on a fence ✨ modernmystic.love Guest: Kathryn Pannepacker Kpannepacker.com IG: @kpannepacker   ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!:  The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have topics including astrology, tarot cards, developing psychic abilities, grounding/protecting/growing your energy and more! Sampling of FREE videos on the elegant Mystic Membership platform:  Modernmystic.love   ✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love ✨I offer one-on-one  Soul Psyche Mapping Astrology Readings. Book via (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on Apple Music (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the Apple Music store on all other devices) or on Spotify. This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which supports the podcast. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny
9/27/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 44 seconds
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Relationships as a Path to Self Discovery: Attachment Styles, Tools & Practices

Relationships can be the dojo, the temple and the sacred crucible for deeply satisfying transformation & self knowing if we learn to work with them from this lens. In this fascinating interview conversation, discussed is how to integrate relationship connection tools into one’s life and spirituality. Also unpacked is “attachment theory”, the concepts of emotional intimacy, vulnerability and boundaries, plus other concrete ways to experience all of your relationships as opportunities to see yourself and your patterns in ways you wouldn’t otherwise.  Show Notes: Relationships are a profound spiritual journey to self-revelation. Relationship radiates out to one-on-one in the way of all of our loved ones including relationship with self and with the divine too. So the term implies a lot of things, not just romance. A Modern Mystic has the ability to see what lies underneath or deeper than we realize, not apart from every day but woven into modern day life. Life is a gift, challenge and game to go into the depths of the unseen. There is actually no dichotomy between spiritual and day-to-day. Spiritual bypassing can be happening as an avoidance of interacting in relationships i.e. I don’t wanna deal with this so I’m just going to do practice.  How can we learn the tools of relationship and connection and integrate them into day-to-day life? Relationship is an opportunity to see ourselves more deeply with the opportunity that loved ones can bring up within us.  Ask Self when triggered in any relationship, how is this an opportunity?  Unpacked are: ✨The terms of emotional intimacy, vulnerability & boundaries and ways we can integrate them to support ourselves and others in relationship. ✨Ways to mindfully go into emotions and then hold them.  ✨Attachment science & styles, and how our partners can be an oracle.  ✨How boundaries are life giving & ideally are fluid.  ✨How to energetically walk away from someone. ✨Why conflict is good and necessary. ✨How one’s relationship with self and interior life is foundational for all other relationships.  Like a garden, we need to create perimeters/boundaries, certain shade and sometimes even you have to change boundaries which ideally are fluid and dynamic. For some people it feels like a LOT of work but it makes our connection richer. You notice the flavors, the depth and connection becomes that much more spectacular and nuanced.  Be exploratory and experimentally. How we dance in partnership with space away from each other is so key.  When our nervous system gets triggered, so often you can trace it back to an attachment style issue. It’s a lens. The goal is to have ways in which to move towards a secure relationship meaning we feel safe able to be who we are separate from our partner and then to come back together resulting in our stuff not coming up so strongly. Theme to think about when contemplating relationships: oneness vs. individuality; separate and connected as a way for the ecosystem of a relationship. Contemplate ways to move from co- dependence and into inter-dependence. Carve out sacred time for me to be with them and then sacred when we come back together.  Fear can come up within couples, what if my partner changes and/or I change? What does it look like if we go and change? Can be confronting!  Tips are offered to water seeds of relationships.The reminder to zoom out & to zoom in.  This conversation ends with a moving and powerful relational meditation. Guest: Damodar Cordua empoweredconnection.me ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!:  The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have topics including astrology, tarot cards, developing psychic abilities, grounding/protecting/growing your energy and more! Sampling of FREE videos on the elegant Mystic Membership platform:  modernmystic.love ✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love ✨I offer one-on-one  Soul Psyche Mapping Astrology Readings. Book via (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on Apple Music (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the Apple Music store on all other devices) or on Spotify. This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which supports the podcast. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny  
8/23/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 5 seconds
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Live Life Like the Gate is Open: The Lion’s Gate Portal

The two week period of 7/26 - 8/12 surrounding Lion’s Gate (aka 8/8) each year is a powerful epoch that has been revered in cultures around the world since ancient times where there is increased opportunity for potential abundance & ancestral healing flowing between the physical and the spiritual realms. The ancient Egyptians built the pyramids in alignment with this day!  In this scintillating soulcast episode, there are all kinds of wisdom nuggets shared to bring you into alignment with this expansive cosmic energetic weather pattern that you can draft off of. ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!:  The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have topics including astrology, tarot cards, developing psychic abilities, grounding/protecting/growing your energy and more! Sampling of FREE videos on the elegant Mystic Membership platform:  modernmystic.love ✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love ✨I offer one-on-one  Soul Psyche Mapping Astrology Readings. Book via (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on Apple Music (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the Apple Music store on all other devices) or on Spotify. This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which supports the podcast. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG:  @mystickilkenny @modernmysticlove
7/26/202329 minutes, 17 seconds
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Awaken Your Spiritual Energy

In this riveting interview episode with meditation master, intellectual powerhouse & former non-dual tantric monk, Sally Kempton, discussed are the following: Awakening Kundalini Energy  The Power of Initiations Meditation vs. Mindfulness  The Differences Between Religion & Spirituality  What is Tantra & Is It Associated with Sex? How to Work with Goddess & God Energies to Awaken Ourselves  A 9 Minute Tantric Meditation  sallykempton.com Sally’s Books: “Meditation for the Love of It” “Awakening Shakti” *My monthly mystic members are getting 2 FREE Meditations from Sally! Become a Monthly Mystic Member Today!   ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!:  The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have topics including astrology, tarot cards, developing psychic abilities, grounding/protecting/growing your energy and more! Sampling of FREE videos on the elegant Mystic Membership platform:  modernmystic.love ✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love ✨I offer one-on-one  Soul Psyche Mapping Astrology Readings. Book via (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on Apple Music (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the Apple Music store on all other devices) or on Spotify. This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which supports the podcast. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny
7/12/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 22 seconds
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Letting Magic In: Our Bodies, Writing & Language as Spiritual Practice

In this most compelling interview episode with award winning author, Maia Toll, discussed are the following juicy topics: Why the sticky moments of life are spiritual practice very much worth going forward through. Specific ways the body can lead us to both the mythical and the mystical. Why paying attention to the pre-verbal and non-verbal information is equally important. How language is one of the oldest metaphysical tools. Tips to become a writer. Concrete ways to use writing simply as a spiritual practice. Show Notes: Mysticism is all about connection and being able to sense beyond your own skin. Mysticism is the ability to feel in and to feel out. Part of the mystical and spiritual journey is to go through sticky moments. People might want to retract. Yet if it’s sticky, you are already there and so you might as well go forward because you have to go the same amount of distance back as forward. How the body can lead us to mythical and mystical.  There are many more avenues in your body that are taking in info. all of the time and we don’t have words to translate into these avenues that we are used to. Pay attention to pre-verbal and non-verbal information around us. The body offers us sensations: flash headache, hands shaking, nauseous & ringing in ears.  Be a detective and investigate the body's sensations, don’t be a dictator. Concept of the wider self vs. vertical self.   The power of the body as a GPS into the mystical world. Concrete brilliant brainstorm.  Notice energy leaks along with literal injuries. Language is one of oldest and most metaphysical tools. If you can name someone or something, you have power over it. Language is something that pulls ideas from the invisible to the visible and concrete. Language is an incredible tool. Language does have power. A spell is pulling something from the ethers and giving it substance with intention. Words are vibration, and vibration holds power and energy. When we craft and hone with words, then things become manifest. Words are identifiers and have resonance.  Unpacked is how Maia changed her name and a conversation around the potential power around changing one’s name. How claiming a new name formally or less formally can activate a certain part of yourself.  Tips for becoming a writer and or for implementing writing as a spiritual practice. How Maia worked with the notion of death when studying to be a priestess is Ireland and the questions to allow yourself to ask. Why not skipping the death & decay cycle in the growth process is crucial.  Fantastic closing practice and “homework.”   Guest: Maia Toll https://maiatoll.com/ ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!:  The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have topics including astrology, tarot cards, developing psychic abilities, grounding/protecting/growing your energy and more! Sampling of FREE videos on the elegant Mystic Membership platform:  modernmystic.love ✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love ✨I offer one-on-one  Soul Psyche Mapping Astrology Readings. Book via (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on Apple Music (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the Apple Music store on all other devices) or on Spotify. This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which supports the podcast. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny
6/28/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Nuts and Bolts of Manifesting

Discussed in this interview episode are the practical nuances, science and energetics of manifesting. Manifesting is a buzzword but do you know the concrete details of how to implement this practice into your everyday life because that is the only way this artform works!? Broken down in this compelling episode: - How the brain works and plays a part in our manifesting. - Why it can be so hard to create the life we want. - The one key to actually manifesting your dreams and desires. - Hacks to raise your vibration.  - How saying NO & using the “negative” actually is a powerful way to manifest (despite what you might hear). SHOW NOTES:  Being a mystic is the practice of following the breadcrumbs and remembering we are in control if we let ourselves be in control. Mindset is everything.  We manifest what we are ~ not what we want. Hard work of saying, “What would it feel like to not be poor/sick/sad etc…” You have to put in inspired action as well. Yet, doing the things doesn’t have to be grueling. The nuts and bolts of manifesting are detailed.  How the neuroplasticity in the brain works & how to leverage it so we can create an upgraded reality.  The importance of appreciating something when it comes to you and basking in that gratitude not moving onto the next manifestation too quickly.  The importance of getting our goals in check is detailed. Sometimes we think we want things but are you being present and having fun as you try to achieve these goals along the way? The importance of getting to the underlying feeling of what you are aiming to manifest which connects to the energetics of what you want is detailed. Can you embody that which you want? If you are going to think a shitty thought that’s not true you might as well think a positive one even if it's not true yet.  Worry is a misuse of imagination. What’s the best that can happen in a society that trains us always to think about the worst that can happen.  When we have to go through hard karma, if we pivot thoughts our hard karma can be less. How saying NO is a hack and can be a manifesting tool.  The language of the body is the emotions.The language of the mind are the thoughts. There is no right way to meditate. If you do it for ten min, your immune system gets a boost 70%. Going “general” to assess gratitude and how to do this. What is the address we are putting into the GPS system of our life? The power of looking at things differently & the power of how you speak to yourself is discussed. This inspiring episode ends with an embodied practice from Mel Robbins’ book, The High Five Habit. You’ll get a boost. Clap for yourself and for your spirit team!  *My monthly mystic members are getting a FREE Manifesting Meditation from Joe! Become a Monthly Mystic Member Today! Guest: Joe Longo https://www.inspirecreatemanifest.com | https://www.instagram.com/inspirecreatemanifest/ https://www.tiktok.com/@joe_longo ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have topics including astrology, tarot cards, developing psychic abilities, grounding/protecting/growing your energy and more! Sampling of FREE videos on the elegant Mystic Membership platform:  modernmystic.love ✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love ✨I offer one-on-one  Soul Psyche Mapping Astrology Readings. Book via (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on Apple Music (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the Apple Music store on all other devices) or on Spotify. This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which supports the podcast. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny
5/31/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 39 seconds
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Understanding Your Mind & How to Work with Eclipses & Mercury in Retrograde

Astrology is an ancient science that has been around since the ancient Egyptian & Babylonian times. The planets, stars, and astral bodies’ movements all influence the tides and the earth, so it makes sense since we are made up of the same elements as the earth, that they would have an impact upon us too. Throughout much of history up until the 17th Century in much of Eurasia, astrology was considered an academic discipline. In this riveting interview episode with Natlie Levin discussed is: How we can better relate to the energy called Mercury that lives within us pertaining to our mind, thought processes and how we communicate. How knowing which sign your Mercury is in can help you improve your relationship with your mind and help you understand how both you and your people communicate. Detailed is how Mercury acts in each of the 12 zodiac signs How Mercury in retrograde is nothing to fear & ways to leverage this period of time that happens a few times a year. How to skillfully and practically work with lunar and solar eclipses (and what exactly they are!). Show Notes Every single person has the archetype of mercury in their chart in a certain sign which can tell you about your mind’s disposition & your communication style. Mercury represents the mind, our mental thought processes and communication. Discussed is how to understand and work with one’s mercury energy from the perspective of which sign it is in within one’s birth natal chart. A wise life strategy is to get to know the archetype of each planet and then you can talk to them within yourself and work with them in the manner they manifest within your birth chart. When Mercury goes into retrograde, words have more impact. Mercury is the messenger of the gods and is stopped in the sky. So wise things to ask oneself: Do I really need to say this? What am I trying to accomplish in doing so? Contemplate all of the “re” words such as: re-systemize, rethink, recalibrate, renew, refresh…also however in your life you can slow down . Society doesn’t teach us that slowing down is good so it’s a new way to view slowing down. Slowing down is a warrior path in a world that wants to speed us up faster and faster.We can take micro rests. “Pratyahara'' means in Sanskrit to pull one’s senses inward.  Create pockets of peace.  How to work with eclipse energy is discussed. Eclipse energies are heightened. They are extra emotionally charged. Can you invite them to flow and not push them down? They can be a portal for spirits to come and go. The iInvitation is to see some big life shifts & aha moments. Sometimes physical illness can manifest. Energetically they can feel like a really weird time. Can I get as much rest as possible? Think back-to- basics. What’s the new perspective and the new angle? It’s an invitation to change energy. When power goes out, look for other sources of charge. Strategies to work with both solar and lunar eclipses are detailed. Astrology is meant to be supportive and to help make life doable. Astrology can help us know and accept ourselves more fully. Guest: https://www.natalielevinastrology.com/  YouTube: Natalielevinastrology.com IG : natalielevinastrology F-book - Natalie Levin  *All of my monthly mystic members get 20% off of one reading with Natalie ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have topics including astrology, tarot cards, developing psychic abilities, grounding/protecting/growing your energy and more! Sampling of FREE videos on the elegant Mystic Membership platform:  modernmystic.love ✨✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love ✨I offer one-on-one  Soul Psyche Mapping Astrology Readings. Book via (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on Apple Music (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the Apple Music store on all other devices) or on Spotify. This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which supports the podcast. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny  
5/3/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 4 seconds
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Psychic Powers & Psychic Mediumship: Arts of Healing & Hope

You may have preconceived notions about mediumship & psychic powers, but the truth is everyone has access to these capacities to some extent. Psychic work can act like a bridge between the seen and unseen creating many opportunities for profound healing and deep understanding of the truth that when people die they change form but they never leave us. In this fascinating interview episode, the topics discussed are: How everyone is psychic and has the potential to develop this skill set The difference between being psychic and being a psychic medium Concrete tips and strategies of things to practice to build your psychic muscle  The ways your spirit team and loved ones are around and can offer support  How to raise your vibration  The mechanics of traveling through the 7 Realms of Consciousness  How to get clues about your past lives  What are the Akashic Records? Signs that you are a psychic medium A guided meditation to connect with a loved who has passed or a spirit team member SHOW NOTES: A mystic is aware of all the magic that we don’t see. A Modern Mystic walks among us and actually is us! There are a lot of stereotypes of mystics and psychics.  The practice of meditation can open up many expansive & energetic capacities and experiences.  Death and loss can test our faith and move us towards trusting the unseen energies or the opposite. You can ask for a specific sign from your loved ones. Loved ones who have passed, they still keep their personalities so we can recognize them but don’t hold grudges. We come into this life signing a soul contract about what lessons we came to do. This lifetime plays out exactly how it’s meant to as we all have our own journey and lessons we came here to learn. The soul has a goal and the concept of  “death doors” are discussed. Simultaneous healing in dual realms can happen for both the person who has passed and the individual  still embodied.  Ask loved ones who have crossed for help and know they come to celebrate our happy times too.  On the “other side”, there is literally no time and space.  You never know who will show up in a reading.Be discerning whom you go to a medium and make sure to get a recommendation as it’s a very vulnerable experience. You can be vexed with words…as words carry energy.  Being present to all the mini deaths that show up in our lives. The relationship with ego and psychic mediumship is also discussed. The universe is continually trying to send you messages.  The “Seven Realms of Consciousness” are detailed and delineated which are the planes of consciousness and astral travel (including what the Akashic Records are).  “Heaven” is just beyond our own aura.  Many Lives and Many Masters - by Brian Weis https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/34452 All we are is love and light in the end after we shed all the other things.  This conversation ends with a lovely meditation that connects us into our intuition and soul.  You don’t have to see spirit visually to be a psychic medium. Spirit uses our senses to give us information. Spirit is persistent.  Signs that you are a psychic medium.  Guest: Marcie Lee https://www.marcielee.ca/about-me  ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have topics including astrology, tarot cards, developing psychic abilities, grounding/protecting/growing your energy and more! Sampling of FREE videos on the elegant Mystic Membership platform:  modernmystic.love ✨✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love ✨I offer one-on-one  Soul Psyche Mapping Astrology Readings. Book via (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on Apple Music (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the Apple Music store on all other devices) or on Spotify. This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which supports the podcast. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny  
4/19/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 59 seconds
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Revolution Rest: Burnout & The Quest for Rest

Burnout is real in our society whose constant overculture promotes an attitude of achievement over rest, noise above quiet and society’s glorification of busy. What if we actually practiced pausing and made peace our end game? In this soulcast episode, you will learn: The root of “burnout” is not always what you think The main factor of western culture’s rat race speed and mentality  Which radical acts of rest and relaxation we can pepper into our lives to help mitigate the inordinate amount of stressors that most of us face on a daily basis. A brief meditation that you can repeat daily to tune into the frequency of rest & restoration  SHOW NOTES: Rest is Radical, Rest is Revolutionary, Rest is recuperative. Rest is regenerative. Rest is restorative.  Revolution Rest: Burnout & The Quest for Rest  Burnout is real in our society whose constant overculture promotes an attitude of achievement over rest, noise above quiet and society’s glorification of busy. What if we actually practiced pausing and made peace our end game? In this soulcast episode, you will learn: The root of “burnout” is not always what you think The main factor of western culture’s rat race speed and mentality  Which radical acts of rest and relaxation we can pepper into our lives to help mitigate the inordinate amount of stressors that most of us face on a daily basis. A brief meditation that you can repeat daily to tune into the frequency of rest & restoration  ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have topics including astrology, tarot cards, developing psychic abilities, grounding/protecting/growing your energy and more! Sampling of FREE videos on the elegant Mystic Membership platform:  modernmystic.love ✨✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love ✨I offer one-on-one  Soul Psyche Mapping Astrology Readings. Book via (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on Apple Music (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the Apple Music store on all other devices) or on Spotify. This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which supports the podcast. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny
4/5/202341 minutes, 18 seconds
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Integrating Spirituality, Psychology, Trauma, Healthy Masculinity and Being brave enough to ask the most important questions

Inside each of us lives a library of the Universe and if we read from this, we can learn who our most authentic selves are and heal our traumatized parts as well as the parts of ourselves we have ostracized. In this deeply profound episode with Dr. Michael Sapiro, discussed is: The difference between selfishness and self focus. The power of nature as a tuning fork and how it aligns us to who we really are. The importance on finding the meditative and breathwork practices that are a match for your disposition How to support PTSD How men can move towards living in more healthy masculinity The deepest questions to help you discover and align with your “heart values.” We all have an innate genius that wants to come out. The more awareness we bring to every layer of self, than the more we can thrive. SHOW NOTES: Being a “modern mystic” is taking time to be with the ordinary and great mystery of life.  The difference between selfishness and self focus is discussed. The need to love ourselves: our body’s health, our mind’s well being and our spiritual life. Our bodies, brains and hearts need our tending as we are manifestations of what is most sacred. Unpacked is the importance of awareness to all aspects of self and the somatic component of our emotions. The language of emotions is sensation.  The importance of finding the “right” meditation and breathwork specifically for your disposition and the importance of learning to be with “boredom.”  In facing ourself in meditation, we get to know wounded parts of self, the parts of us that we punish or banish and don’t know how to greet, or love in addition to the Self.  Using creativity to support working with trauma and PTSD.  Inside of you is library of the Universe. Each of us has to read what’s inside ourself and living from that. Then we will learn to work with wounded parts of self.  Nature is a tuning fork to align us with ourselves and has the power to heal us.  Discussed is how we can align with our heart values and some questions we can ask ourselves to do so.  Why am I not living alignment? His job is to help people recognize heart values and then live in them all the time.  Discussed is the practice of Yoga Nidra (& iRest)  where you travel through all of the Koshas, the layers of Self. There is a whole episode on the Koshas that has been very popular called Journeying Through Yourself: Your Energy Map of the 5 Koshas - Episode # 49 Discussed is the notion of how to try and create “healthy masculinity.”  Unpacked is shame vs remorse. This interview ends with a supremely lovely, brief guided meditation that can be listened to again and again.   Guest: Dr. Michael Sapiro michaelsapiro.com IG: dr-mike-noise  michaelsapiro.com ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have topics including astrology, tarot cards, developing psychic abilities, grounding/protecting/growing your energy and more! Sampling of FREE videos on the elegant Mystic Membership platform:  Modernmystic.love ✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love ✨I offer one-on-one Soul Psyche Mapping Astrology Readings. Book via (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on Apple Music (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the Apple Music store on all other devices) or on Spotify. This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which supports the podcast. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny    
3/22/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 12 seconds
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Working with Plant Consciousness, Our Underworlds & Poisonous Plants

Plant Spirit Communication is a practice that can be a powerful tool in one’s arsenal of working with unprocessed trauma, challenging times and shadow work. In this episode you will learn: What Plant Spirit Communication is and exactly how it works. Why this potent practice is worth doing and how it can support you. How you don’t have to work with plants physically to benefit from them and how to do so.  How & why working energetically with poisonous plants can be a venue for healing shadow work and allow us to know ourselves even more fully. Concrete ways to build your intuition. This practice ends with a short, lovely guided meditation where you will meet a “poisonous plant!” Show Notes: The internet has been impactful for the modern mystic in positive and negative ways. It has been an expansive well for deep teachings. Yet there are so many out there one has to sift through charlatans for the actual deep teachings is what everyone is looking for. Kali Yuga Age is the Sanskrit term for this era we live in of mass suffering at huge levels.  To not look at these things is to deny aspects of ourselves as we are all connected so we feel what’s going on in the world in subtle ways. Imperative to not only focus on light and love. If only focus is on life’s suffering, it’s neurotic just like to only focus on light just highlights some wound within self.  Kathryn shares about her background and path which led her to becoming a plant communicator and educator. Poisonous plants can teach us about alchemizing toxins into medicine. They are mystical and excellent for doing trauma work, they clear away things and good for shadow work. The benefits of learning how to work with plant communication and then the boons of working more specifically with poisonous plants are discussed. The times when things are falling apart, can be great opportunities to learn about yourself the most and drop into what potential is being offered here. Wrathful deities snap us out of our delusions, burn away confusion and reveal how we are not living the life we truly want to be.  Plant Spirit medicine idea, theory and practice holds that everything has morphic resonance and fields. When an individual's vibrational field and a plant's vibrational field overlap, plant medicine happens. They run through our unique thought systems.  If you connect with rose, you might get these messages: elegance, boundaries, venusian qualities. If you connect with psychoactive hallucinogens, you get a very different effect. Plants will hold us in difficult feelings with the energy of, “This is ok, this is even normal and natural. And if you stay with us, you can really become more yourself.” Working with plants on an energetic field works on subtler layers of Self, less dense but no less profound. How to initiate plant communication is discussed as is how to build your intuition. Short meditation connecting to a poisoness plant. Guest: kathrynsolie.com ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have topics including astrology, tarot cards, developing psychic abilities, grounding/protecting/growing your energy and more! Sampling of FREE videos on the elegant Mystic Membership platform:  modernmystic.love ✨I offer profound psychic medium readings modernmystic.love ✨I offer one-on-one Soul Psyche Mapping Astrology Readings. Book via (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on Apple Music (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the Apple Music store on all other devices) or on Spotify. This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which supports the podcast. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny
2/22/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 14 seconds
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Guess What? YOU are your own soulmate!

So often as humans, we traverse the earth looking for another to complete us, a soul mate, a twin flame. Or sometimes we are in romantic partnership, but are left feeling a continued sense of longing or dissatisfaction, even when our partners are pretty great. This 25 minute uplifting “Soulcast” is punctuated with some concrete practices you can use in your day-to-day life towards feeling more whole & complete. You are the Essence of the Essence, The intoxication of Love. ~ Rumi   ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have topics including astrology, tarot cards, developing psychic abilities, grounding/protecting/growing your energy and more! Sampling of FREE videos on the elegant Mystic Membership platform:  modernmystic.love ✨Now offering one-on-one  Astrology Soul Psyche Mapping Readings. Book via (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love ✨Book a Psychic Reading w/me today modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on Apple Music (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the Apple Music store on all other devices) or on Spotify. This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which supports the podcast. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny
2/14/202327 minutes, 56 seconds
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Empower Yourself through Myths & Archetypes, Tantra & Buddhism

Discover how sacred myths, archetypes and creativity depict sacred understandings that can help us know ourselves more fully, and live in more aligned ways. In this illuminative interview episode with Professor Bill Mahony, Ph.D. discussed is: What Tantra is and how Tantra holds that by turning toward and engaging with the world, one can find one’s own deep inner freedom. Detailed ways to think about and work with myths & archetypes to both empower you and to help you grow. The Differences between Tantra & Buddhism.  Buddhist notions of suffering & what the Four Noble truths are. How creativity and the arts are deeply connected to our spirituality . The definition of Dharma and how we can apply it in every situation. This conversation is deep, inspiring and full of interesting information. SHOW NOTES: Tantra is aligning with life itself and the notion that existence itself is a good thing within all the disappointments and complications. This is different from other philosophies. Tantra holds that by turning toward and engaging with the world, one can find one’s own deep inner freedom. It is a world affirming ideology. Narratives that express these ideas tend to have male and female components.   A Mystic closes one’s eyes, to open oneself. There is a singular presence within all beings that is unifying and greater than all of us.  By knowing this sacred divine presence of all things, its inherent interconnectivity, it defines one’s understanding and one’s place in the world. The one within the many is the theme we see across cultures of this perennial Philosophy.  Ideas of presence & power are discussed. Discussion of myth, archetype & narratives of connectivity. Listen to stories, myths and archetypes and then ask yourself, “What is this saying about who I am?” “Which character in the story I tell is me?” From a mystical perspective, “All of the characters in the story are an aspect of the great Self, of me.” Oh, I am a hero…and knowing this, how can I live in the world ? Or I am the lover. Sacred stories give models and paradigms for us. Sacred myths encompass and remind us of both our humanity and our own greatness too.  Discover how myth and stories depict sacred understandings. Learn how to work with different archetypes, gods, goddesses and their codes. How statues and sacred physical objects can reflect back the forces and powers that we are seeking such as goodness, gracious & benevolence and then plant them within by honoring. How choosing myths and archetypes that light us up is the way to go. What is Tantra and how it is an embodied practice and also how it is different from Buddhism? Tantra is a weaving of practices and philosophy. How you do what you do matters.  Discussed is the Buddhist notion of suffering and the Buddhist 4 Noble Truths. Suffering is everywhere. Suffering is from not knowing one’s connectivity between things. How poetry and the arts are connected to spirituality. A “Mystic” is the ability to see things that would otherwise remain hidden. A Mystic is a seer and a visionary. Contemplate thinking of our lives as our masterpieces.  The importance of the topic of Dharmic is detailed. Dharma in India means “ integrity”, that which upholds. Dharma in Buddhism are the sacred teachings that support awakening. What is the single most important question you can ask yourself when thinking about your Dharma in any given moment? What can I do in any situation that can bring less suffering and more integration to me and to the world and people I am interacting with? We can only do this when in Presence, when we are remembering who we are at our essence. OM TAT SAT - May it be so. Guest Bill Mahony: wkmahony.com Host: Kilkenny Tremblay modernmystic.love ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have topics including astrology, tarot cards, developing psychic abilities, grounding/protecting/growing your energy and more! Sampling of FREE videos on the elegant Mystic Membership platform:  modernmystic.love ✨Now offering one-on-one  Astrology Soul Psyche Mapping Readings. Book via (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on Apple Music (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the Apple Music store on all other devices) or on Spotify. This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which supports the podcast. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny
1/25/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 10 seconds
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Better Aging & Living w/NY Times Best Selling Author Dr. Elissa Epel

Your health, body and cells are always being impacted by the weather of your psyche and the tsunamis of stress or peace that we allow to flow. In this fascinating episode, NyTimes best selling author & scientist, Dr. Elissa Epel, shares her groundbreaking work which proves the benefits of spiritual practices & healthy lifestyle choices on our physical and biological health. While aging and death are inevitable parts of this earth walk, we don’t have to accept that the quality of our life has to deteriorate at a rapid rate. The cultivation of concrete actions and certain states of mind can improve our odds at living better now and living healthy right up to the end of our lives. SHOW NOTES: *Note: My monthly Mystic Members will be receiving FREE chapters of Dr. Epel’s NYTimes Best Selling book, The Telomere Effect! https://www.modernmystic.love/plans-pricing  Dr. Epel is a groundbreaking contemplative scientist and always trying to integrate ancient wisdom from practices.  Discussed is the health span & the disease span. Much of your aging health nature vs. nurture. Life experiences and how we respond to them turns out To be more important than our genetics in chronic disease as we age. There's also a mystery that we can’t reduce and measure well. While aging and death are inevitable parts of the earth walk, we don’t have to accept that the quality of our life has to deteriorate at a rapid rate. There are concrete actions and lifestyle choices that can improve our odds at living better now and living healthy right up to the end of our lives. Older people are more resilient and come with more coping and stress management skills. They experience more positive emotions.  Chronic and toxic stress speeds up our aging processes and how we look and what diseases we develop. Emotional states are connected to how well we age and our mitochondria. Discussed is what Telomeres are within our bodies, how they are impacted with stress overtime and how they are linked to our aging processes. It is now scientifically proven that what’s happening in our minds and how present we are to the current moment affects our health and how much we age. Our bodies, our physiology and our cells are affected which is now scientifically proven with what’s happening in our minds and how present we are to the current moment. Practices of mindfulness, being in flow states and not in fight or flight really impacts how we look, how we feel and how we age. Managing stress well is one of the biggest factors in shaping our health and aging processes. Mind/body practices dampen down on the inflammatory pathways, gene expression pathways & master controls for inflammation. Cells are always being impacted by the weather of your psyche and the tsunamis of stress that we are allowing to flow. Discussed is metabolic health. Dr. Epel also shares how she navigates being a female high powered scientist in a patriarchal world and how being authentic led her to her groundbreaking work.  The best medicine is peace of mind. It is our inner comfort and inner life that matters and drives our outer one. - Dalai Lama Guest Elissa Epel Website: elissaepel.com Host: Kilkenny Tremblay: modernmystic.love ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have topics including astrology, tarot cards, developing psychic abilities, grounding/protecting/growing your energy and more! Sampling of FREE videos on the elegant Mystic Membership platform:  modernmystic.love ✨Now offering one-on-one  Astrology Soul Psyche Mapping Readings. Book via (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on Apple Music (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the Apple Music store on all other devices) or on Spotify. This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which supports the podcast. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny    
1/4/202350 minutes, 38 seconds
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Tarot Technology ~ Understanding & Working with Tarot Cards

Tarot cards are a powerful tool which offer a snapshot of the current energy of your life  in the present moment. They can help reflect back to us perspectives and answers about our lives when we are unclear or stuck. This interesting interview includes an overview of Tarot with its history and the meanings of the Minor Arcana cards (Ace through Ten, Paige, Knight, Queen and King cards get broken down). Also discussed is the meaning of the suites: cups, pentacles, wands and swords, and the most important thing to consider when giving or receiving a tarot reading. This episode ends with an uplifting meditation. SHOW NOTES: “Bhakti” is loving devotion and being of service to others in that devotion with this practice.  Tarot cards are a powerful tool and a snapshot of the current energy of your life is in the present moment. Where is the energy stuck in our lives and where is it flowing? Which people and circumstances in our lives might we need to engage with more fully and which ones would benefit from taking a step back from? Discussed is some history about Tarot Cards and the “Original Deck” that is most widely used in the Western world today called the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. Detailed is the general meaning of the suites: cups, pentacles, wands and swords. The meanings of each of the Minor Arcana cards (Ace through Ten, Paige, Knights, Queen and King cards) are gone through at length in addition to the more “challenging” cards of this hefty part of the deck. Also mentioned is the single most important thing to consider when giving or receiving a tarot reading. This interview episode ends with an uplifting meditation. Guest Michel McQueen: @saintlytarotmystic ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have topics including astrology, tarot cards, developing psychic abilities, grounding/protecting/growing your energy and more! Sampling of FREE videos on the elegant Mystic Membership platform:  modernmystic.love ✨Now offering one-on-one  Soul Psyche Mapping Astrology Readings. Book via (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on Apple Music (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the Apple Music store on all other devices) or on Spotify. This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which supports the podcast. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny
12/14/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 11 seconds
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What are the “Clairs?” ~ Learn to sense your world in more expanded ways

Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Clairsentience, Claircognizance, Clairalience, Clairgustance are capacities we all have, we just have to learn how to develop them. In this engaging episode, learn exactly what these “clairs” are and concrete, accessible ways to develop them more fully which opens up layers of richness in our life. Show Notes: Detailed in this “soulcast” are how to access your “clairs” that each one of us has in practical ways. ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of over 100 tantric yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have topics including astrology, tarot cards, developing psychic abilities, grounding/protecting/growing your energy and more! Sampling of FREE videos on the elegant Mystic Membership platform:  modernmystic.love ✨Now offering one-on-one Psyche & Soul Mapping Astrology Readings. Book via (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on Apple Music (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the Apple Music store on all other devices) or on Spotify. This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which supports the podcast. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny  
11/23/202231 minutes, 37 seconds
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Psychology, Astrology & Working w/the Elements (w/Sting’s Astrologer)

Astrology is the most ancient science that uses the elements to understand and unlock the most illusive and fascinating parts of Self, and to bring our lives back into greater balance. In this riveting conversation with Debra Silverman, astrologer and psychotherapist to many well known folks, she reveals the three main aspects of one’s chart (which aren’t your sun and moon signs!) that she always considers. Also unpacked is how extreme play and fun go hand-in-hand with seriousness on the spiritual path. Never forget that your soul is in love with you. You might as well start falling in love now. This episode ends with an uplifting closing meditation that can be played again and again. Show Notes: A Mystic is someone who is comfortable going in between worlds: the worlds on the inside with eyes closed; the spirit world based on where spirit and the planets are; and the outside world where the rocks, mountains and trees are. It’s having one foot in and one foot out. It is traversing these two worlds as easily as the inhalation and the exhalation of the breath. There's no resistance back and forth between all these realms. We can use the elements as a launching point to understanding ourselves more fully. Discussed are the four elements, the “missing element” and how to embody the elements so Spirit can use us fully. Carl Jung the original psychiatrist said, “Psychology will be a dinosaur science until it includes astrology.” Psychology is moving around furniture. Astrology is getting under it and asks, What is the purpose of a lifetime?  The very important influence of Saturn in one’s astrological chart is detailed. It teaches us like a mean principal, or a Grandpa. You can learn to dance with him. Saturn is your life lesson. Identify the element it’s in. The North Node is a secret when you are looking in drawers of astrology. It doesn’t show up as a personality trait. If you want to get realized more quickly, go down this backstreet. We often resist it. The opposite of N. Node (True Node) is S. Node which is what you did in past lives and your comfort land.  Astrology is the oldest science on earth and its invitation is to help you find freedom. Debra looks at 3 indicators: Saturn, North Node (which sign?) and the Rising sign. Find your way through the labyrinth of astrology through starting with the elements. Pay attention to the Universe’s cues!  What is a “progressed moon” and how long is this cycle that we are always somewhere in? Also unpacked is how extreme play and fun go hand-in-hand with seriousness on the spiritual path. In the soil of pain wisdom is grown. One sign of wisdom is to be able to cultivate the presence as to when the hardships begin, the lessons are in process. Why do we know what’s good for us and we don’t do it?  Debrah leads a profound & uplifting closing mediation. Never forget that your soul is in love with you. You might as well start falling in love now. Debra’s Info: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debrasilvermanastrology Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debrasilverman_astrology/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@debrasilvermanastrology YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/silvermanastrology Pintrest: https://www.pinterest.ca/debrasilvermanastrology/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DebraSilverman   ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Now offering one-on-one Astrology Readings. Book via modernmystic.love (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which helps the podcast get supported. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast ✨ Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny
11/2/20221 hour, 48 seconds
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Journeying Through Yourself: Your Energy Map of the 5 Koshas

Journeying Through Yourself: Your Energy Map of the 5 Koshas Do you know you have a map within yourself that can be used to heal wounds, understand yourself and help navigate your life’s path? In this “soulcast” episode learn about the ancient & profound subtle body architecture called “the Koshas.” Discover how this inner framework is connected and can be utilized as a tool for self empowerment & self knowing.  Show Notes: A journey can become a sacred thing: Make sure, before you go, To take the time To bless your going forth, To free your heart of ballast So that the compass of your soul Might direct you toward The territories of spirit Where you will discover More of your hidden life, And the urgencies That deserve to claim you. May you travel in an awakened way, Gathered wisely into your inner ground; That you may not waste the invitations Which wait along the way to transform you. May you travel safely, arrive refreshed, And live your time away to its fullest; Return home more enriched, and free To balance the gift of days which call you. - John O’Donohue   Discussed in detail are what a Kosha is, where each layer of Kosha lives within you, and how the layers are connected in detail. Also shared are concrete ways to work with and experience these Koshas in ourselves and in our lives literally and from a psychospiritual perspective.   ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Now offering one-on-one Astrology Readings. Book via modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which helps the podcast get supported. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast ✨ Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny  
10/19/202251 minutes, 2 seconds
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Working w/Our Demons, Gender, the Fierce Feminine & Other Buddhist Practices for the Modern Day

Lama Tsultrim Allione is one of the few female Lamas in the Buddhist tradition today. She shares her fascinating & unique journey of traveling to India & Tibet as a teen, living  with American yogi Ram Dass, the eminent Harvard psychologist and psychedelic pioneer and ultimately, by the age of 22, becoming the first American ever to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. Discussed in this profound episode are reflections about: learning to become Conscious of Consciousness, Buddhists notions of the gender spectrum and the importance of the female perspective balanced with the male perspective in all arenas including spirituality. Also detailed is the Lama’s 5 step Tibetan Buddhist practice she has modernized to support Westerners working with & overcoming their “demons” such as addictions, fears and disorders. This powerful episode is punctuated with an uplifting Buddhist practice that can be listened to again and again. SHOW NOTES: A Modern Mystic is someone who can live in this world at its speed but maintain a deep practice so that their presence in this world can then be of benefit to others. Lama shares her astonishing life’s story and speaks of her unique path of traveling to India and Tibet as a teen where she lived with American yogis, Bhagavan Das and Dr. Richard Alpert (aka Ram Dass), the eminent Harvard psychologist and psychedelic pioneer. She then hitchhiked across northern India to see His Holiness the Dalai Lama in  Dharamshala and ultimately, by the age of 22, became the first American ever to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. One revelation she had was the inquiry, how much was she not noticing because she was moving too fast and making too much noise? Discussed is the idea of Awareness opening up into larger Awareness and Conscious becomes aware of Consciousness during meditation. Figures W.B. Yeats, an Irish Mystic poet and early writer on Yoga, Paul Brunton are mentioned. Lama was suited for and committed to the teachings, but not the monastic lifestyle. Then she was presented with Koan (a contemplation), “How could she maintain depth of practice, commitment to the spiritual path and deepen this path all while being a mother.” Listen to your intuition and to what’s calling you, even if it doesn’t make sense. Often those inklings are connected to past lives. Listen to what’s inside.  How would spirituality be different if it was by women, for women and would it be different? Women’s Spirituality movement in the early 80’s is discussed and the recognition that women’s stories weren’t there nor were there spiritual paths for women by women. We have them by men for men, and then women get to participate in what they are allowed and not allowed to do. It’s all controlled i.e. who can become a priest, and not a priest. You can be in a female body and feel your dominant energy is male or vice versa. Gender is at the highest level of Tibetan Buddhism spirituality, irrelevant. Lama shares the story of the female Buddha, Tara. In many Eastern traditions, particularly Tantric Buddhism, there is a lot of fluidity with deities. Deities are embodiments of enlightened energies. In some deity practices, a man might visualize himself as a female deity or vice versa or in some practices, you visualize both in Union. There’s a kind of gender fluidity and philosophical understanding that there is no gender at the Absolute level of reality, it’s a construct. Buddhism gives us both understandings: there is gender and no gender. As feminists, we need equality in decision making and equal representation, as females do see things differently and we need that equally to the male perspective.  Unpacked is the idea of our Shadows which in the Tibetan Buddhist practice of Chod are called “Demons.” Lama speaks of her lineage and teacher Machig Labdron whose practices she’s modernized in her brilliant book, Feeding Your Demons. Our “demons” are our present preoccupations, the issues in our lives blocking our experience of Freedom. Our demons might come from the conflicts we have with our lover, anxiety we feel when we fly, or the discomfort we feel when we look at ourselves in the mirror. Fear of failure could be your particular demon, or addiction to tobacco, alcohol, drugs, pornography, or money. We might have a demon that makes us fear abandonment or a demon that causes us to hurt the ones we love. A person with an eating disorder might have a demon demanding huge amounts of sweet or fatty food. The demon of anorexia tells us that we have failed if we eat and that we will never be thin enough. A fear demon might be telling us we can't go up in high buildings or take a walk in the dark. The word for Demons is “Mara” which is anything that blocks up from our own freedom and liberation. Anything that keeps us away from the present moment. She discusses her five step process she developed to make accessible the practice of 11th Century Machig Labdron. She details this Shamanic practice and how your body becomes food for these various obstacles. She realized this could be a foreign idea for a westerner to do and thus she teaches it in a way that’s more practical and useful.  Feeding not fighting is a feminine approach; to talk, to nurture and to incorporate the enemy.  What we resist, persist. It’s a psychospiritual practice, a blending of East and West. There is still a great need for the fierce feminine.  Men can be so scared of women’s fierceness. Incorporate the fierce, wise feminine that has been taken away from us all. Women have been kept out of religious hierarchies, even in Bushism, with few exceptions. Lama Taultrim shares about her path of emphasizing the feminine and her journey trying to decide if talking about the feminine was really important. She shares how the events of 9/11 solidified this path for her in her mind’s eye. We have a problem in this country and in all world religions where women are vacant from the table of leadership. Women often tend towards more talking and working things out. If you birth a child, you know more about what goes into a human life and would be more hesitant to go to war. Lama punctuates this conversation with the stirring Buddhist practice of “Sharing the Merit.” taramandala.org F-book & IG: Lama Tsultrim  Check Lama Tsultrim out every Sunday at 9am PST for “Lama Live”  Lehigh Valley Speaking engagement on 10/27/22 @ 7pm in Baker Hall: https://zoellner.cas.lehigh.edu/content/littner-memorial-lecture-presents-lama-tsultrim-allione?fbclid=IwAR10dtAcqJSi72DD989xarLuoMHQo71UTpzAGBk-Or7JIv9VNuzS6UXcBJM  
10/5/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 27 seconds
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Embodying Astrology (Guest Episode)

Show Notes: Astrology is our soul's blueprint and offers us clues and signposts about our life’s lessons and keys to our empowerment. The whole point of astrology and all of our mystic and mindfulness practices is to embody and inhabit our lives more fully. In this delightful episode packed with insights, our host, Kilkenny, has a playful and deep conversation with the hosts of the Inner Bloom Podcast unpacking life topics of both joy and challenge while tying together psychological stages & experiences with astrological wisdom . https://www.innerbloompodcast.com/  https://www.astro.com/horoscope https://www.modernmystic.love/  ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Now offering one-on-one Astrology Readings. Book via modernmystic.love (*This includes a copy of your birth chart and an audio recording of the session) ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which helps the podcast get supported. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast ✨ Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny  
9/28/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 59 seconds
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Power Animals: Connecting to Animal Guides, Teachings & Medicine

Does each person have one power animal guide or several? What are concrete ways you can connect to your power animals for guidance, wisdom and support? In this interview with Shaman and author, Alyson Charles, discussed are these things and more! Detailed is how you can really heal and embody life more fully using power animal medicine. Specific animal teachings and psychospiritual practices & perspectives are offered for common human experiences such as creating boundaries, friendship, mourning, romance, divine union/partnership & abundance. This conversation ends with a powerful shamanic meditation. Show Notes:  A key pillar of being a Modern Mystic is full permission to have human, earthy experience and full permission to also have mystical, spiritual experience. If we have a misstep, we give ourselves grace and compassion as we all came in here to grow and evolve. Each of our paths are unique and creative. Our journey won’t look like anyone else’s. Alyson shares about her fascinating journey about being a top athlete, and how a crisis allowed her “divine intervention” & spiritual awakening to unfold. The moments of breakdowns and crises, often bring the greatest growth. As humans, we can't escape childhood patterns and stories we have been told. We have a core power animal who stays with us our entire earth walk. Then we also possess supporter animal allies that each bestow different wisdom teachings depending upon what we are going through in our lives to share different teachings and lessons. Each animal has a medicine for us and comes in to help us. Alyson shares how she receives her psychic downloads. Discussed is how you can really heal and embody more fully being in this world using the power animal medicine. Detailed are suggestions as to how to meet your power animal and how you can make connection points with the animal. You can ask them questions and do a guided journey or meditation to call them in either your core power animal or a supporting one. The information via your animal team will come in differently depending upon how you receive with your specific gifts. Power guides really appreciate an “invitation” as they are not pushy and overbearing. Call them in with an invitation and intention, give them an offering, look into their eyes, ask them questions. You can also if it feels in alignment ask the animal to stay with you and continue to work with you. There are certain animals that are holding space for lots of people right now like fox and bear. Detailed are the wisdom, teachings and medicine of Frog, Snake,Tiger, Dolphin, Bear, Hummingbird, Armadillo, Dragonfly, Black Jaguar, Coy Fish, Duck and Deer. When we deeply dive into crevasses and places within ourselves, our psyche, and work with them in aligned ways, then we become more integrated people and trust in ourselves more fully which can lead to our intuition refinement. Working gently with our shadow in the way of animals that freak us out is discussed and how we can pivot from fear to love with any animal we feel resistant to. Alyson shares her relationship with the word “Shaman” and the art of answering the call of divine instruction. Specific animal teachings and medicine are offered for common human experiences such as creating boundaries, friendship, mourning, romance, divine union/partnership & abundance. This conversation ends with a shamanic meditation. For more information on our guest Alyson: alysoncharles.com ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Now offering one-on-one Astrology Readings. Book via modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which helps the podcast get supported. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast ✨ Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny
9/14/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 33 seconds
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Healing Our Stuck Places: Past Lives, Life Patterns, Akashic Records & Money Codes

So many of us spend our lives circling around the same blocks but haven’t figured out how to clear them once and for all. In this riveting interview, discussed is how to ask the optimal questions to heal inner issues that show up for us time and time again in different circumstances with different people, and how to determine if they are from this lifetime or past lives. Wisdom about the energetics of relationships, Akashic Records and Money Codes are also shared in this fascinating episode.  SHOW NOTES  A Modern Mystic anchors spiritual realms into their reality. Knowing how to operate the energetics of things.  3 Truths: 1) What you know 2) What you know you don’t know 3) What you don’t know you don’t know. To be a mystic, a conscious seeker of life, is to be able to ebb and flow with all 3 aspects of these. Quest of life is to be able to sit with the question. = Quest-i-on The energetics of relationships are discussed.  How to ask the questions and the “why” about the stories we tell ourselves. How in doing so midwives spiritual understandings.  Buddhist aphorism, “To know and to not do, is to still not to know.” Information -> knowledge -> wisdom.  The opulent opportunity to experience the holy in day-to-day moments like doing dishes requires rigor.  So many people struggling to clear a block and it’s from a past life: Ask yourself the question: “Is this of this lifetime or is this of the past?” and trust the answer that arises. If there is a theme that keeps showing up like, I am always facing this same story with a different person, if a situation is on “repeat”, often it is not rooted in this lifetime.  Does it feel “sticky?” Raise your energy (with meditation, breathwork, dancing, singing etc..) and then ask if from past life? Then trust even if the answer comes in your voice which it often will! Often the Universe will speak in your voice but not in the first person, in a directive manner. *The key is reflecting on what are the energies from past lives for past life work and not as important are all the details of what exactly happened.   Akashic Records are detailed. They are the energetic place, library, where the stories of what you experienced in past lives are stored. They are the memories of the soul’s experience.  How to move towards and heal from past lives. The soul remembers and can help us be compassionate with Selves when we are rooted in past life wounds. The soul and past life version of you can see from a higher vantage point and heal, and isn’t attached to what did or didn’t happen. Our soul also remembers that everyone agreed ahead of time whether you hurt someone or you got hurt to learn and grow in a lifetime together.  Spiritual Amnesia and how we often forget everything is here for our spiritual growth. Suffering is our attachment to outcome. How do we get to the root of the theme? What is the common theme thread of the big challenges in your life? How does it make you feel? Different scenarios, but find common triggering feeling. We run life 10% conscious mind. 90% unconscious. Pull it all forward and now you are aware of the theme. If you have worked on this theme and still feel stuck, then probably it is something from soul consciousness and spanned other lifetimes. Does it feel sticky or brings up a strong emotion?  Pay attention to your dreams which are often from past lives (*check out Soulcast Episode #44 of Modern Mystic ~ What Dreams May Come). Soul consciousness trickles into dreams. Follow this dream memory that is flowing through. Explore this to get clear on energies and blocks along the way.        3. Since YOU are your own healer…you can say when something feels hard, yucky or sticky, “I don’t know what time and space this comes from, I am asking for it to be healed now.” the Universe wants to be in relationship with you. Or if something feels really exciting and joyful you can say, “That feels amazing, like a remembrance, and I am asking that this remembrance  be fully activated within me now.” Discussion regarding healing work and the ego. Conversation about abundance and money codes. Concluding delightful meditation. ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Now offering one-on-one Astrology Readings. Book via modernmystic.love (*This includes a copy of your birthchart and an audio recording of the session) ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which helps the podcast get supported. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast ✨ Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny
8/31/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 24 seconds
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What Dreams May Come: Upgrade Your Dream Life

What is the state of your dream life? Are your dreams scary, lovely or non-existent? Are you using your dream life to your full advantage and is it helping you evolve and grow? In this inspiring soulcast episode, discussed are the spiritual and scientific states of sleep and various tactics and techniques you can use to cultivate a more fulfilling and powerful dream life. Various traditions since time immemorial have regarded dreams as a sacred portal to your unconscious and a way to receive powerful messages from the Universe. Practical ways to develop your dream recall as well as tips for lucid dreaming are offered.  Show Notes: "To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come. When we have shuffled off this mortal coil must give us pause..."​​ ~ Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 1 The etymology of the word “dream’ is discussed as well as the intersectionality of dreams and shadow work. Also detailed are the 4 states of consciousness in the yogic tradition and the scientific brain waves correlated with each state.  Sleep issues are often associated with the throat chakra.  Tips and tools for dream recollection and lucid dreaming are offered as well as the benefits of day and night dreaming. ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Now offering one-on-one Astrology Readings. Book via modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which helps the podcast get supported. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast ✨ Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove @mystickilkenny
8/10/202234 minutes, 7 seconds
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Rise Up and Meet Your “Rising Sign”

Your “rising sign” (aka your “Ascendent”) in astrology is your soul’s signature vibe and knowing it can act like a north star in your life. When we become depressed, stuck or anxious, the energy and lessons that our Ascendent offers can bring more peace and balance into our lives. It also reflects our physical appearance and how the world perceives us. In this “Soulcast”, Kilkenny breaks down each of the 12 astrological Ascendent/Rising signs from a psychospiritual standpoint & offers concrete and practical ways you can think about these energies in your day-to-day life. Detailed are each Ascendent/Rising sign's correlations to: certain planets, psychological qualities, tarot cards, body parts, energies & more!  SHOW NOTES:  Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ~ Confucious  Your Rising Sign (aka Ascendent) is an indicator of your soul’s journey and flavor in this lifetime. It’s your soul’s signature vibe and an important key to unlocking your fullest potential of your destiny. It is where your soul wants to land and isn’t that what life in the end is about?  Often we come into this world more like the energy of our Ascendent and then when our ego begins to develop around the ages of 3-5, we begin to consecrate our personalities and thus become more like our sun signs (listen to episode #41: What Does Your "Sun Sign" Really Say About You Anyway?) Discussed is how to find your Ascendent on your natal chart and then more detailed information regarding each specific Ascendent sign including some generalized  physical characteristics in addition to themes, lessons and characteristics that one can contemplate aligning with to create more harmony and self knowing in one’s life. Also discussed are tarot cards, colors and other practical applications one can utilize to support oneself by knowing one’s Ascendent.  Keep on your path, this path of the rising and the falling that we call life. And every time you are lost and down, depressed and anxious, at a loss for time, energy, resources…look to your rising sign like the north star for its themes, for its lessons and for its guidance, and it will nourish you at the most fundamental level so you can rise up once again friend. ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Now offering one-on-one-astrology readings. Book via modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which helps the podcast get supported. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast ✨ Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove
7/20/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 41 seconds
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How to Harness the Messages & Metaphors of Mother Earth

The messages & healing we most need will never stop trying to be delivered to us. Discussed in this potent interview with herbalist & author, Asia Suler, is how to cultivate our finding & receiving of these messages all around us which connect us back to both ourselves, our Source and our ancestral wisdom. Also unpacked is the power of metaphor that is not only a helpful language for articulating metaphysical experiences but also the way flowers & plants communicate their healing properties. How to connect with nature in urban settings, the Celtic notion of “the Other World” and the hidden power in our name are also delved into.  Show Notes: To be a Modern Mystic is to be in a relationship with the beloved qualities of the mystery itself and not just focusing on the “answers.” Embarking on this journey in the Modern Age is not a block but just an invitation to the next level encounter of the mystery to fall in love with.  Discussed is the term Animism, the viewpoint  that all creatures, plants, trees, flowers, rocks, rivers, weather systems possess a distinct aliveness and spiritual essence.  Kids don’t see plants as any different than a person; however, we lose this natural ability to see we are one living being in a collection of living beings that make up a living world through enculturation. The messages & healing we most need will never stop trying to be delivered to us. Sometimes that can look like hardship and crisis but always underneath healing wants to be delivered.  Intellectualism and spiritualism don’t have to be antagonists but can be viewed as two sides of one coin. We can blend these two arenas and through intellectualism, we can access spirituality. The concept of our “Wider Self'' is discussed, and the idea that there is no divorcing Self from what you are a part of which is nature . You are a part of nature's dream made manifest in this body in this lifetime and so there is always the opportunity to reach out to nature and have a conversation. Nature is a parent mirror that never forsakes us. A parent ideally mirrors their child: their goodness etc... We are missing the primary connection with the parent mirror of nature often in our Modern Day Age. You don’t have to do anything special for nature to speak with you because we promise you nature already is doing so. Find a “gatekeeper” in an environment: a sentinel tree, stone, waterway and notice the feeling of sitting with an elder. Introduce yourself for that’s a basic building block for building a relationship. You might feel silly which tells you that you are on the right track as silliness is looking around and seeing what’s normally done, and then turning a cultural norm on its head. Our sharing of where we are from and what we care about trains our brain to recognize various aspects of nature as living sentient beings. Create a practice of sitting consistently with this gatekeeper to create a relationship which at times can lead to an almost psychedelic perceptionship. Metaphoric thinking is discussed and is an ancestral skill as there is only so much you can learn from literal thinking. Metaphoric thinking helps more synapses and connections to be made in your brain as metaphor connects one thing to another. Metaphor is a bridge because spiritual truths can’t be expressed literally so metaphor supports how we gather, store and transmit knowledge to convey spiritual truths.  In western herbalism there is a doctrine of signatures, a story of a plant’s lifetime that will tell you about its medicine. i.e. Mullein which grows around the highway. This plant clears our lungs of pollution. Sometimes a plant offers a non-literal/metaphorical story of how it is growing and communicating to you which might be on a physical level or on an energetic level. Many of us have had the experience of being uplifted by smelling a flower and it shifts you! Flowers and plants have broad spectrum multi dimensional healing powers to them. All you have to do is step outside and look around. Their messages you need are trying to come to you, just often in very creative ways and so it’s up to us to pay attention to them. The message you most need will never stop being delivered. Step outside and look around as answers and messages ARE being communicated to you, just put a creative cap on to see and receive them.  When we work with plants as medicine, we are inviting emotional and spiritual healing in. Plants are our elders, those who came before us who made our lives possible, thus connecting to plants is connecting to one’s ancestry. Without plants, humans wouldn’t exist on the planet. They connect us back to our Source. Plants are conduits that help us develop a deep relationship with the soul of this planet.  We came here to learn and to grow ourselves and on earth’s life path. That’s our mission.  Everything that manifests in the way of mental or physical illness appears so we can remember the WHY. Why we came here and why we are earthlings to begin with. Plants help us get to the heart of remembering and then the need for major crisis diminishes. They are a support structure, we can lean into… The bedrock belief of the pan-Celtic tradition is that physicality itself is a gateway to interacting with the other world and not divorced from spirituality. Being on earth is just the other side of the coin or veil. These 2 worlds are intertwined and run parallel to each other and the “other world” is actually larger. The “other world” is a place where our ancestors as well as spirits live. The Irish ancestors had these incredible philosophical traditions and we can draw upon them for strength which can be refreshing to be among the continuance of such a belief system. These beliefs are not “far out there”, they are here in our transitions, our earth and our ancestry. They are there and ready for us to access.  The power of language and the magic of one’s name are discussed. Our names hold some gems of wisdom and metaphoric thinking for you for language holds frequency. ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Now offering one-on-one-astrology readings. Book via modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). 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6/29/20221 hour, 3 seconds
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What Does Your ”Sun Sign” Really Say About You Anyway?

Your “sun sign” can help you understand so much about your ego, how you came to shine and what you came to learn in this lifetime. In this “Soulcast”, Kilkenny breaks down each of the 12 astrological signs from a psychospiritual standpoint & offers concrete and practical ways you can think about these energies in your day-to-day life. Detailed are each astrological sign's correlations to: certain planets, psychological qualities, tarot cards, body parts, energies & more!  SHOW NOTES: Your “sun sign” is how your ego has shown up in this world to shine. It reveals information about the sectors and manner you are here to share your unique gifts and how you are here to serve. If you don’t identify with your “sun sign”, which is more rare but certainly happens, you probably have some other major aspects going on with your astrological chart that are at play. This is when getting an astrological reading can be exceedingly informative. Each of the 12 western astrological signs are discussed in great detail. Their low & high road tendencies are shared in addition to their main life’s lessons. Also included are each astrological sign's correlations to: certain planets, energies, tarot cards, body parts, psychological qualities & more!  Even for me life had its gleams of sunshine. ~ Charlotte Brontë ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Now offering one-on-one-astrology readings. Book via modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which helps the podcast get supported. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast ✨ Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove
6/15/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 38 seconds
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Making Spiritual Sense: How Trauma, Anxiety, Depression & Our Egos Can Help Us Evolve

We are here to learn & grow through our own humanity and the hardships we have, not just the triumphs. Discussed in this rich and powerful interview with Empowerment Strategist & Soul Mentor, Bonnie Wirth, are ways to support and process our understanding of trauma, anxiety, depression and the jewels of wisdom that can come from suffering. Also covered are what questions to ask ourselves when things feel hard and some fabulous techniques to access your intuition & deep knowing. From topics of enlightenment to ego, from parenthood to finding personal wholeness, there are so many wisdom gems in this not to be missed episode. SHOW NOTES: A Modern Mystic means to yearn for something more beyond what is in our most physical reality and to seek our greater purpose in this life. Discussion of what it means to be in a healthy relationship with one’s ego. The goal is to be free from the limitations of ego and making choices from the highest aspect of personality. We are here to learn and to evolve through our own humanity and the hardships we have, not just the triumphs. Bonnie shares of her own upbringing filled with various compounded traumas as an incest and rape survivor. She speaks of her path from feeling suicidal and broken, to making meaning of her traumas and how she asked for Divine support with this meaning making to reclaim her power. The spiritual law: ask and you shall receive. How she took her pain and suffering, and turned it into gold. It is so key to develop a way to converse with one’s own higher power which will look differently for each person.  Four core wounds of human condition: abuse, abandonment, co-dependency and loss.  Trauma is trauma whether it is an extreme experience or something people perceive as “smaller” for it changes your experience of yourself and of the world. Trauma causes us to seek out behaviors to soothe ourselves and when we reach out seeking that higher power, it helps us come into a place where what has affected us mentally and emotionally can no longer take us.  Recovery from trauma is not easy but possible. There are jewels of wisdom that come from suffering. Our soul came here for the human experience and evolves from the lessons of despair. Our soul is looking to remember our own light and who we really are, which is our greatest purpose.   When we are operating out of the “lower” part of ego, we are looking to be served. When operating out of the “higher” aspect of ego, we are looking to serve.  The importance of integrating our spiritual life into our emotional bodies and moment-to-moment life is discussed. Bonnie doesn’t view anything like anxiety and depression as “good” or “bad” as everything has purpose. If it is in front of us, it is asking something for us to understand. When we are experiencing something we would label a “negative emotion” it is an indication that we are out of alignment with who we really are, that’s why it hurts so badly. We are too separated from Source and it is an invitation to come back to Source because it hurts so badly. Depression is an indication we are spending too much time in the past. Anxiety is an indication that we are stuck too far in the future buying into a story that might not be true. The key with either anxiety or depression is to come into the present moment and to be conscious about where we are taking our life. Bless the past and work through pain, the wound and understand it had purpose and couple this with deep trust that all will be well and is guided by the Divine. Discussion on enlightenment. Wholeness is when spirit, mind and body are working congruently. Just because something is challenging, doesn’t mean it’s wrong. Ask yourself, what is being asked of me? What are solutions here that I haven’t even considered? This challenge is asking me to take a look, to stop, reflect and consider what is the Universe asking of me? What do I believe about myself that isn’t true?  Do you feel you aren’t good enough? What are my limiting beliefs about possibilities and whose voice am I listening to? Pose a question and then ask: is the energy of this light, excitement and expansive? Trust in where you are being guided by guides over the logic of ego. Then let your ego bring it into formation. Ways to connect with intuition & guides are expounded upon. Ask yes and no questions. Described Is how to use divination tools including your body! Spiritual Parenting and Grandparenting advice.  Continue to extend compassion, mercy and forgiveness to yourself, even when you don’t get it right. This episode is punctuated with a gorgeous meditation. I am the light, the light I am. ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Now offering one-on-one-astrology readings. Book via modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which helps the podcast get supported. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast ✨ Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove                
6/1/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 8 seconds
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Feeling Stuck is Part of the Spiritual Deal

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anais Nin To be human is to go through periods of feeling stuck in all the arenas of our lives at various times. In this solo/soulcast, Kilkenny discusses psychospiritual ways to view and to interact with our own stuckness. When we feel like no growth is happening, we might be propelled to anesthetize ourselves and for some of us this includes moving towards addictive tendencies. This soul pep talk includes concrete strategies to work with our own feelings of stuckness. ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Now offering one-on-one-astrology readings. Book via modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which helps the podcast get supported. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast ✨ Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove
5/21/202221 minutes, 12 seconds
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Connecting to Your Spirit Guides, Angels & Unicorn Consciousness

Each of us has a Spirit Team of unseen energies that are available for wisdom and support in our day-to-day lives. In this compelling interview with award winning author, Calista, discussed are how to safely access these angels &/or guides and the revelation that there are both male archangels and female archangels called the Archeiai. Covered are who your guides could be and the growing & fascinating awareness of unicorn and pegasus consciousness. This episode ends with a guided meditation that will support you in connecting to your spirit team.  Show Notes  Technology in alignment as a way to connect to each other, share our wisdom and to experience our collective oneness can be viewed as being “mystical” in a modern sense.  Nearly 8 in 10 Americans believe in angels and ⅓ of Britans believe they have a guardian angel designated to them and nearly half of all of those aforementioned people don’t assign angels to any religious doctrine.  Calista’s story of going from being a cancer research scientist to a spiritual teacher, healer and author. Detailed are who the female archangels are (the archeiai) and how they are really intertwined and connected to the male archangels. Ideas are shared as to how to safely connect to our angels and spirit team as well as questions to ask when doing so. Discussed are unicorn guides and their recent surge and expansion in the collective consciousness. The difference between Unicorn energy and Pegasus energy. How we live in societies who encourage us to be work horses. Unicorn energy is about being playful, joyful and remembering our own unique magic. F.L.Y. - First…Love…Yourself. Unpacking this acronym from a “spiritual” perspective and connecting to source as an act of love. Also the importance of practicing deep self compassion. This episode ends with an exquisite guided meditation that will support you in connecting you to your spirit team.  All of my monthly members will receive 25% off Calista’s upcoming Unicorn Healing course. ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Now offering one-on-one-astrology readings. Book via modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which helps the podcast get supported. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast ✨ Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove  
5/14/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 41 seconds
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Cultivating Sacred Relationships w/ Earth, Community, Spaces & the Witch Wound

The more we are in sync with the natural world, the more we are in rhythm with the flow of magic and Source. In this scintillating interview episode, unpacked are the power & pitfalls of sacred community, the importance of embracing endings and ways to create sacred spaces. Also discussed is the sociological notion of “the witch wound” and the growing popularity & reclamation of the word “witch” in addition to its actual accurate definition. There is a collective surge of urge to be in the space of creative, healing, magic, consciousness and transformation, and how if you are resonating with these themes, you are part of the tipping point that will usher in a new world known as the Age of Aquarius. SHOW NOTES: We have trillions of organisms in us; oceans of water & minerals; fire of electricity that keeps our heart beating our entire life and the air of intuition keeping our inner compass on track. We are so bioelectrically fed by this earth and the modern mystic learns to listen to nature and to recognize that we are part of this food chain and that how we stay in right relationship with the earth matters on both a macro and micro level. Both physically and somatically as we learn to connect to nature’s teachings, we herein connect to the collective heart field using nature as the template.   Dual vs. Non-dual philosophy. How we can view both the body and the mind as tools to experience the Divine and our humanity, and not have to separate ourselves from these aspects of self to experience Spirit. “Samelena” is a Sanskrit word for co-mingling. The Modern Mystic breathes and weaves effortlessness the earthly and the celestial into the beautiful fabric of life. It’s a shared sacred whole tapestry. When we connect to the elements, we can use them as a bridge to traverse the mystical and then back to the mundane, and then back and forth, and back and forth. The importance of communing with nature and recognizing that we are woven into nature and not better then is shared and the function of humility as a seeker. “Magic is the art of changing consciousness at will.” ~ Dion Fortune  “The sum is greater than the parts.”~ Aristotle The power of community is detailed. The shadows and growth edges of community, and both strategies for choosing and leading community are discussed.  The sometimes necessity of dissolving community as well as the lessons that can be learned from this process and the value from the ending cycle of things is unpacked as well. The sanctity of the dissolution aspect and dying phase in all areas of life is of great value and can be composted. Using the touchstones of feeling safe and being seen in community can be helpful to contemplate. The more we are in sync with nature, the more we are in sync with the flow of magic and the Divine. The more we bring nature into our life and see the mystery and the magic in the changing of seasons and feed ourselves with it, we will get healthier as human beings living on a healthier earth. Discussed is Regenerative living. This does require us to slow down and learn lessons from nature.  A myriad of specific ideas for how to create sacred space. Think about all of your senses to do so. Our minds are like metal and we attract what we think about. Hacks for purifying space are shared. A rattle can break up stale energy & a drum can call it in. Bring  light to darkness instead of eradicating darkness. Unpacked is the “witch wound” from a sociological perspective which primarily manifests in western feminine culture and amidst spiritual communities as well. Collaboration over competition is the key. The historic definition of a “witch” is a wise one devoted to nature who tried to create good alignment with the natural world. The historical context of this collective karmic wound that can show up in community and in the collective unconscious is detailed. 40/50,000 individuals were accused of being “witches”and executed for over several hundreds of years. The growing popularity of this word and archetype is noted.  Witches & Mystics have to learn first how to master their own nervous system. Think about how much power you can wield in your own life when you can be the master of your own nervous system and commit to practices that help you do so.  Everything is a vibration.  There is a surge of urge to be in the space of creative, healing, magic, consciousness and transformation. Lightworkers of this world are ushering in a new age. More people are getting more motivated to make a difference. It doesn't take everyone, it just takes enough people to cause a tipping point. If you are listening and resonating with these ideas, then you are a part of this tipping point that will usher in a new age known as the Age of Aquarius.. This episode closes with a lovely grounding meditation. Radiant Sutras ~ The Heart of the Universe pulses in all hearts. There is one who is the life in all forms. There is one who is joyful in simply existing in all bodies. Explore the life that is the life of your present form. One day you will discover that it is not different than the secret. One and your heart will sing triumphant songs of being home everywhere. Sue Elkind’s Info: digyoga.com ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which helps the podcast get supported. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast ✨ Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove  
4/16/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 45 seconds
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Moon Medicine: Exploring the Moon via Astrology, Psychology & Embodied Practices

Since the moon is literally made up of the same earth matter as you with its pull affecting the waters on the entire planet and we are made up of primarily water, we humans have an inextricable connection to this satellite. This scientific knowledge, even if it feels “out there”, is an invitation to delve even deeper into our Self knowing for when we look up to the sky for wisdom, it helps us find the guidance within which is where all the answers abide. Discussed are concrete ways to integrate the moon and its teachings into our day-to-day life including exploring the 12 western astrological moon archetypes & how they can inform the needs & emotional body of ourselves and of our people. Also discussed are various other strategies to bring more moon inspired empowerment into everyday life. SHOW NOTES: “The Moon Lives in the Lining of Your Skin.” ~ Pablo Neruda Being a Modern Mystic is about opening up to what really IS in the moment without a spiritual agenda.  People have been tapping into the moon’s wisdom since ancient times. Looking to the sky for answers helps us look for guidance within where all the answers live. The more we cultivate a connection with the sky, the more answers we will have. As above, so below.  Fun & interesting moon facts are discussed. The moon in astrology is about our emotional memory from past lives and from our childhood. When we find out our “natal moon” astrological sign, we begin to work with our emotional body and learn where we are vulnerable and where we can get hurt. There are opportunities here to heal harder lessons of childhood and learn how to meet our primary emotional needs. We can also use it to “reparent” ourselves. Learning about our moon sign and that of others can help us get our needs met and give the gift of meeting our loved ones’ needs. Discussed in detail are the 12 astrological moon archetypes (we each possess one of these) and what is healing and nurturing for each one in very practical and inspiring ways. Your natal moon shows your reigning emotional need so you can then come up with strategies to meet it.  How to bring the moon’s wisdom and teachings into our everyday life. A kid’s perception of their mother is reflected in their natal moon sign and house. One can be a more mindful parent knowing your child’s natal moon sign and meet their needs more fully. Understanding the moon is understanding the background music that’s playing throughout the day.  Living & moving in tandem with the phases of the moon is also a profound practice to live and work with. Tara Vogel’s Info: https://www.luminaryparenting.com/  IG: @luminaryparenting  ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which helps the podcast get supported. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast ✨ Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove  
3/5/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 25 seconds
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Bringing Consciousness into Business

In this interview, discussed are tips & strategies to infuse more mindfulness & spirituality into the lands of business & entrepreneurship. Also covered is the importance of doing our own shadow work and how what we don’t see about ourselves infiltrates our professional lives. When we contemplate abundance as energy & set up consistent life & business practices, our personal and professional lives benefit greatly. Show Notes: A Modern Mystic can redefine what spirituality looks like. Yoga means “connection” and as a human, you are the connection between earth and Source with your soul and spirit inside you and your feet touching the ground.  A way to bring spirituality into business is to run a human centered business and contemplate and continually reflect upon the idea of what is the person on the other side of my business experiencing, not just how can I get what I want from them? Putting yourself in their shoes helps us connect with people we serve in business. Importance of doing something consistently throughout your week versus once or twice weekly in service of discipline and devotion to your business and its vision creates success. When we align with nature, we become a force, because nature is the ultimate force. How our past and traumas influence us within our business endeavors and the importance of doing shadow work for our careers. The importance of working with people who balance out our weaknesses.  The meaning of the word “entrepreneur” - to swim out and to grasp.  Discussed is the myth of the visionary entrepreneur and thoughts on money as energy. Writing down the material abundance you want can create a place for it to go and pockets for it to be held in. Everything flows where attention goes. The practice of Dakshina and the importance of unwinding in healthy ways to mitigate the stresses of business.  Tips for being a more mindful boss, employee and co-worker.  In this modern day age, we have dysregulated nervous systems. Business / Entrepreneur Mantras for when the mind gets unruly or we get unfocused: Business Mantras:  This too shall pass. Everything right now in this moment is perfect (as most stresses and anxieties we have are in the future or in the past). Jessica’s Business: Interviewconnections.com Follow Jessica Rhodes on IG: @jessrhodes45                                                  @interviewconnections ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which helps the podcast get supported. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast ✨ Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove
2/12/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 17 seconds
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Turn Change into a Transformative Power

Change is one of the few aspects of life that we can count on with certainty. Yet often when change arrives at our doorstep, we do not seize the opportunity that lives within it of transformation. In this soulcast, offered are contemplative ways to work with these energies in your psyche and in your life from a psychospiritual perspective. When do we process our feelings surrounding change and how can we leverage them into a catalyst for transformation? Archetypal, meditative and shadow work contemplations are detailed so you can embody and deepen a wise relationship with these powerful forces at play in your life. Change is a doorway to profound transformation if we learn to open it. This 40 min. episode ends with a short, lovely meditation that can be done over and over again.  SHOW NOTES  “ There is nothing permanent except change.” ~ Heraclitus in 500 BCE Change, like gravity, like taxes, is one of the few inevitable aspects of life that we can count on with certainty. Yet we often resist it or do not explore its potency. Change is a potent doorway into profound transformation if we open it. What is your relationship to change? Contemplate times when you have had big aspects of your life shift and what was your reaction to them? Change can be a window into transformation if we claim it as such & getting curious about our relationship with change can be a powerful life practice. When we are trying to live in the most aligned, conscious and awake way, making transformation our ally is key. When we actively strike up conversations on the inside and out, and develop a relationship with both the unseen & enigmatic aspects of life, whether you know it or not, whether you use the label or not, you are living what it means to be a Mystic. To transform takes both bravery and energy. When do you tend to process the emotions surrounding change? The story and archetype of the Phoenix is shared as are embodied ways to work with this energy. The concept of allowing space for and not rushing the process and stages of transformation is key.  The psychological contemplation of shadow work is discussed. The archetypal energies of Shiva & Persephone are detailed. Whichever aspects and lessons from the archetypes mentioned stood out, work with them by integrating them into your day-to-day life. Also briefly mentioned are Pluto, Eris & Kali. The word “transformation” entomological contains the word “trans” whose prefix means to bridge across. Embodying and doing practices that remind us of these archetypes act like a bridge taking us back and forth between our conscious and unconscious minds. A short guided meditation concludes the episode focusing on both the dissolution & creation cycles. This can be done over and over again. ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which helps the podcast get supported. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast ✨ Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove
1/22/202244 minutes, 39 seconds
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Sensitivity is Sexy: Empaths, Highly Sensitive People & Psychic Abilities

Have you been called “sensitive” often or told to toughen up from time to time over the course of your life? Or do you find that you say these things to someone in your world periodically? Perhaps you are extra sensitive to loud noises, harsh lights or you take on others feelings as if they were your own? Explored in this engaging episode are the distinguishing characteristics of empaths versus highly sensitive people (aka HSP) and concrete ways to skillfully work with these personality traits. Also discussed is leveraging the assets of these tendencies & the intersectionality of where they meet psychic abilities. Show Notes:  Sensitivity is in comparison to someone or something else. It can be exceedingly helpful, life affirming and balancing to know where we and our people fall in relationship to these terms. When we don’t shame ourselves or our people for how we are, and add in some practical and applicable knowledge to moment-to-moment life, then we walk further down the path of conscious living. To be a highly sensitive person, aka an “HSP”, actually doesn't necessarily mean that you cry at the drop of a hat or that you are easily offended. It is very much about having a lower tolerance for sensory input and includes a lower threshold for stimulation. Also the need for alone time is greater. Discussed is the scientific concept of “evolutionary mismatch.” Empaths experience the situation of someone else’s as if they were the one’s experiencing it themselves in real time and in current space reality….so this includes literally feeling someone else’s experience in your physical body and/or in your emotional body. Discussed is the idea in psychology of an “Empathic Spectrum” and the differences between sympathy, empathy and being an empath. Empaths often carry and process the emotional body of the collective.  You can be both an HSP and an empath. Detailed are examples of what life circumstances can cause these personality tendencies. Both of these tendencies could possibly make an individual more adept at accessing their psychic abilities. They can be overwhelming and exhausting to manage but the dividends they offer can yield the healing, space holding and revelation for many others. If you resonate with these tendencies, then consider safely exploring them and leverage them in ways that feel life enhancing and exciting to you.  If you recognize these tendencies in your people and they irritate you, consider, what is another aspect about this person that you love, appreciate and even admire that probably goes hand in hand with their extreme sensitivity? What does this part of them teach you? Or ask the same question about yourself to yourself.  Developing the qualities of empaths and of HSP can often help enhance psychic abilities. Closing guided meditation. ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which helps the podcast get supported. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast ✨ Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove
12/30/202151 minutes, 33 seconds
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Live Your Magic: Hypnosis, Channeling & Trances

If all answers are within…how do we access them? Exploring tools such as hypnosis, meditation & more help us raise our vibration, mood & find those answers we seek. The original intention of hypnosis & channeling was to help people better understand themselves and to connect to their true core nature. All hypnosis is really “dehypnosis” from our conditioning stemming from our upbringing & from societal messages telling us who we are and how we are supposed to be. When we practice how to ask life direct questions and leave the push and find the pull, then we begin to claim our superhero powers and live in magic. SHOW NOTES: A Mystic is someone who has direct experience with sacred truths & sacred energies. Someone who is in touch with deeper truth and can offer it in practical ways. Mystics and sages are tuning forks for others to lift you up and bring you into that vibration. How Drake became the catalyst for David’s spiritual awakening.  What am I not seeing? How traumas can be treasures. Being vs. Doing We can ask life direct questions and get answers. Leave the push and find the pull. Living Your Magic  The flower doesn’t dream of the bee, it blossoms and the bee comes. ~ Mark Nepo Hypnosis is the language and tool for awakening. It’s a learning state to ascertain more knowledge about yourself. All hypnosis is dehypnosis, from our upbringing and society, as to how we are supposed to be and who we truly are. We are conditioned from who we truly are to who we think we need to be. This conditioning takes us off the radio of tuning into our gifts. Realign you with your soul. Hypnosis is bringing yourself & your gifts into a heightened state of consciousness, not unconscious and lost control. You look like you are in a sleep-like state, however, it’s actually a heightened state of consciousness. You are still aware of the room but more aware of subtle textures and frequencies. The unconscious mind, informs subconscious mind (preconscious mind), informs conscious mind... States of Consciousness: Conscious Mind ->Preconscious Mind->Unconscious Mind->Super Conscious Mind People can be hypnotized without consent but you want consent as it’s in alignment energetically and in the way of integrity. As a hypnotist, we are engaging in a dance and I am the leader right now and acting as the GPS and you are going to follow my instructions by choice. Resonance. In ancient times, the original intention of hypnosis was to help people better understand themselves and to connect to their true core nature. The shamans would do a dance and build up a certain resonance in their body then like a tuning fork technique, they would transfer the energy that they had built up & drop someone into a trance so they’d go into different depths and access their own wisdom, knowledge and information. If all answers are within…how do we access them?  When we can find these tools, they provide these pockets that give us access to those answers that live within ourselves. Also, literally hypnosis and practices raise our vibration to more elevated heights with a guide, and then we come back and are living from a most elevated place.  Hypnosis can be seen as the closest thing to a real superhero power. Whether it’s wanting to lose an irrational fear, wanting to access past lives, life in between lives, weight loss, gain clarity and focus, enhance sex life, you can accomplish anything.  Daydreaming is a form of passive hypnosis as is reading a book. We do hypnosis as a natural occurrence in our daily life and the only difference is that with a professional hypnotist they take a spontaneous occurrence and access it more deliberately.  THOTH: Energy of working with & channeling Thoth archetype, the ancient Egyptian energies of magic and wisdom, written word, math & sciences. Toth is a label, a title. “Science Magic”- refers to practicality. Energy of Healthy Masculine. Energy of Divine Thought. Book ~ Emerald Tablets of Thoth Be more playful. Transcending rigidity to flow. Anger, control into loosening up. Take vibration where it is into higher states.  Deeper mechanics of channeling. How it works on a practical level. Teach others how to access gifts and tune into unique mastery so they’re not limited by modality and how to use unique gifts to transform others.  In closing: David’s special 7 day living magic invitation that can change your life! Get a huge discount on David’s work when you become a Modern Mystic Monthly Member: modernmystic.love Find more out about David’s amazing work: www.livingmagic.life ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which helps the podcast get supported. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast ✨ Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights on IG: @modernmysticlove
11/27/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ancestral Exploration: A Pathway of Healing

Our family lineages can be powerful sources of support and healing if we uncover how to skillfully work with them. Even if you’ve never thought of your ancestors much before or if you feel they were duds (or worse!) discussed in this compelling episode are the myriad of psychological & spiritual benefits of doing so. Whether we know our family lineages or not, our ancestors are connected to us by energetic threads, and science has unequivocally proven their stories live in the marrow of our bones in the form of our DNA. Unpacked are safe & interesting ways you can create more revelation, guidance and connection in your life through accessing your family bloodlines. Plus when we learn to energetically and psychologically untangle ourselves from the baggage handed down osmotically to us from our families then we can focus on what is truly ours this lifetime to work on and create a genuinely original life.  SHOW NOTES: A Chinese proverb says to forget one’s ancestors is to be a brooke without a source, a tree without a root. For some of us the idea of our ancestors is romantic & for others, our ancestors bring up complicated feelings intertwined with our family’s very unique set of idiosyncratic tendencies, foibles and traumas.  Some of our ancestors’ stories and lives may be interwoven into the fabric of colonialism, ecological degradation, racism, classism, sexisim, homophobia, oppression in various forms and other uncomfortable narratives. Yet the reality is we are all branches of a certain tree whose roots burrough so deeply down into the earth, you have ancestors who for certain who were also healers, teachers, songstresses, herbalists, artists, creators, seekers, inventors & visionaries.  So whether you are aware and enamored of your more recent ancestors or this thought about your “deep ancestors” (the one’s whose names & stories you are unaware) ignites a spark in you to illuminate the fact that you are a direct descendent of brilliant earth wise geniuses who knew how to pay attention to the sky & its patterning, to be with the water and its nourishment, to work with fire and its alchemical ways, to work with the gusts & messages of the winds and to live in collaboration with the earth. They had to have in order to survive and preserve the genealogical line that you stand upon. These Beings most of whom slipped through history’s fingers before everything was being recorded like today, delighted in the miracle of life, were humbled by the pulsing necessity of death, knew the beauty of wisdom and aging, honored the preciousness of their tribe and heard the hallowed call of spirit in their mundane tasks which opened up pathways of reverence within their minds and magic in their lives. When we take time to follow our branches through the trunk of our families to our roots, those roots then plug us into the ground of Being and bring us back into connection. Our lives in this  modern age full of hyper speed and detachment from the natural world has led to such a profound craving for so many, to such a deep soul depravity that many folks have turned to distracted activities and/or addictions which disconnect us even further from our own humanity and take us further away from our own souls. For those of us longing to find connection, revelations, healing guidance and even magic, connecting to our known or unknown ancestors is a powerful way to do this. Our lineages of family are connected to us by energetic threads and when we heal the baggage that either lives in our DNA, we release the baggage that was passed down to us and free the beings in our family who live on after us.  Offered are a variety of practical and accessible ways you can begin or to continue your relationship with your ancestors. Discussed is the anthropological concept of “Ancestor Worship.” Discussed is the psychological concept “Johari’s Window.” Ancestry.com Africanancestry.com Discussed are Autosomal, Mitochondrial & Y-DNA tests. Our bodies in some sense are ancestral shrines. If we don’t get to the root of our ancestral stories we can play them out. The ancestors were very much aligned with the wisdom of the earth and so can give us clues as to how to align with living in this way.  Connecting to an Ancestor Meditation is offered. (*Can be played over & over again) May we be their servants and carry their love & their hard won lessons into our lives and into this world.  ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). 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10/30/202153 minutes, 41 seconds
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Healing & Connection through Plant Medicine, Herbalism & Earth Based Practices

In this delightful & deep conversation, discussed is the intersectionality of where herbalism, healing & mysticism meet. Topics such as the importance of viewing illness from a three dimensional lens, what does identifying as a witch can mean & how to grow one’s intuition which leads to more connection in our everyday life are covered. When we balance our intellect with our gut whether it be in our lives, in our healing journeys or when working with plants, magic does happen. ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which helps the podcast get supported. ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast ✨ Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights from me on IG: @modernmysticlove ✨Please share about The Modern Mystic Podcast with your friends, family & anyone else whom you think might enjoy it! Thank you! Show Notes: Maintaining a relationship with the mystical aspects of life is about keeping up with practices, connecting, even if they vary. Like any quality relationship, you have to keep up the consistent effort. When we fail, we have failed to connect. ~ Novel, Howards End, by E. M. Forster  Maia shares about her journey into personal healing which led to her metier and set her on a journey which included studying in Ireland with an herbalist & traditional healer. The value of the lineages of learning and of having a teacher.  Herbalism & plant medicine is a vast world since time immemorial whose wisdom has been cut off in this modern day age & it’s our birth rite to reclaim it. Always a balance in herbalism between the intellect and intuition.Plant medicine is 100% like whole foods, life and magic in them. Illness isn’t necessarily always a psychological or emotional thing. Can be a physical thing i.e. like eating too much salt. Don’t infantilize people who are ill. You might end up with emotional issues from the illness but they are not always the cause, they can be an effect. When dealing with things imbalances or illness, approach it from a three dimensional view, holistically. As mystics, don’t deny things that could emanate from the physical realm. We came here to live in a human form. Our bodies are an entryway and portal into the mystical realms. Thoughts surrounding the growing popularity of the word and identification of “witch.” Discussion around oracle cards as a tool to help with divination & how to see the world and your life’s circumstances in a different way using them.  3 ancient forms of medicine: plant, animal & mineral kingdoms. Also discussed is if you do the same practices every day, consider finding one thing to change up so you aren’t just running through the motions as a way to stay present. It’s the presence that matters. The motions are to bring you to the presence of the moment. Are your practices and what you are doing bringing you into presence? We practice so that when shit hits the fan in life, you can slip into this space easily instead of spinning out. Intuition is about noticing the things you don’t normally notice. Build your intuition by noticing patterns. We invigorate what we pay attention to so begin to pay attention to some different things to set new patterns in your brain.  Grounding meditation.
9/25/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 48 seconds
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Astrology & All the Things (love, money, mental health & spirituality)

How does astrology reveal empowering information about ourselves and our lives? What is a western astrological natal birth chart exactly? These are just a few of the many fascinating aspects covered in this dazzling episode. Information, lessons and healing in our lives in the areas of money/abundance, career, anxiety, depression and intimacy (romantic and sexual), health & spiritual evolution are elucidated in this not to be missed episode.  ✨HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love ✨Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). This is helps support the podcast greatly.  ✨Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast ✨ Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ ✨Get inspiring insights from me on IG: @modernmysticlove ✨Please share about The Modern Mystic Podcast with your friends, family & anyone else whom you think might enjoy it! Thank you! Show Notes:  What is a natal birth chart? The way the planets & luminaries are “talking” to each other inform challenges and opportunities for growth. Nothing about you is a mistake including. Discussed are the aspects in astrology called houses. You might have a theme about money due the way your planets in your chart are positioned but it’s always being aspected or talked to differently by the current position of the luminaries which are always moving. It is not a fixed energy always in chart. The moon changes sign every 2 1/2 days  What’s going on with money? Is it coming in, stopping, going out? The second house - ruled by Taurus governs this. Are other planets talking to second house - related to Saturn - boundaries/stop/systems . Uranus - Shocks and surprises . Neptune - confusion. Who is talking to your second house gives an idea of flow of money within the next year. Second house (Taurus): money, possessions, values, personal resources. Also back up, look at the eighth house (Scorpio) - other people’s money and taxes . Uranus in 8th house can mean taxes or windfall. Money in a contractual way. Venus in 8th house is about how I value myself and other people value me. Shared resources. Uranus can be positive and challenging shocks and for all parts of one’s chart, this is true. Career - 10th house, Capricorn. Legacy and Reputation. My public persona. Pluto - death, transformation, power. Dissolving energy. Pluto also has to do with business and systems and dissolving. Pluto turns everything to goo. There is a shared collective experience as to what’s happening to the current sky that we share. What’s happening in moon is happening for you and for me. What’s happening for Pluto is happening for you and for me. How the moon or Pluto might speak to your chart will be different however.  Anxiety. Where is Uranus in the chart is the main question and or where is Uranus aspecting now? Uranus is electrical shocks. Anxiety is often less about houses but 11th house (modern ruler is Aquarius, nervous system ). Or what is talking to Uranus?  It can make it feel hard to stay in a body like I have no control as electrical shocks can  be Scary.  Depression. 12th House. Pisces. Neptune rules this house. Where is Neptune and is Neptune sitting on your sun? Neptune transit - time to dream and sleep and go into la la land. The 12th house is about spirituality, transcendence, solitude as well as self sabotage & self undoing; realization and/or demise as it holds it all. Sometimes the 12th house gets a bad rap. Yet there is no bad or good in astrology. The invitation is to take what you like and leave the rest…don’t get spooked when you read things on the internet. The 12th house is about connecting in with all that is. Having planets in the 12th house, a person is probably ready if it feels safe to do so, talk to guides, angels & spirits. Intimacy. Contractual relationships are in 7th House. Libra. Traditional. Societal accepted way. Dating is connected to the 5th House aka the fun house associated with Leo, the eternal child. It has to do with being playful and love affairs. Deep sexual work is associated with Scorpio the 8th House. Traditional Ruler: Mars. Glyph - phallic. Modern ruler is Pluto.  Stuff we are told not to talk about. - Mars is the way we like to penetrate; libido energy.   - Venus is the way we like to woo and be wooed.  Health: Physical is the 6th house aka the “health house.” With Anxiety, is Uranus talking to your 6th house? Anxiety and depression integrate into physicality. Houses: 1st: Mars (Aries) I am. Primal. Root chakra. Appearance, outward personality. How you chose appearance or how folks perceive you.  2nd: Venus (Taurus) I have. Money. Possessions. Values. Personal Resources.  3rd: Mercury (Gemini) Communication, writing, thoughts and siblings. How I think.  4th: Moon (Cancer) I nest. Parents. Family of origin. Pluto = power and can embody victim or abuser energy if here. If early childhood trauma or in family of origin it is here as it’s one’s sense of home. Also how you nurture and create a cozy nest for myself and others. How do I embody the archetype of the unconditionally loving mother for myself? Emotional, sensitive and tender house. 5th house: Sun (Leo) I play. Fun house. Creativity. Play, childlike delight. Expansive, abundant energy. Self expression is part of this house along with hobbies and love affairs. If Saturn is in the fifth house, when you work hard, that’s fun for you! It’s ok, fun, delightful for you to work hard! Venus doesn’t love it here as it’s related to fire/ Leo and she doesn’t love this. You like to love and be loved in a fun and playful way. There are different house systems and many ways to pull and interpret charts. Take which ones work for you. Natalie uses the Equal House System to pull charts. 6th House: Mercury (Virgo) I serve. Health House. Daily routines and small animals. If you have lots of planets here you might work as a nurse or with elderly people. Mother Teresa archetype. 7th House: Venus (Libra) Awareness of others. It’s the opposite of the first house. Marriage and contractual relationships. If you have lots of activity here in chart, you might be a therapist or someone with clients.  8th House: Ancient Ruler Mars (before Pluto was discovered ~ Modern Ruler/Pluto House *work with both and see which works for you or use both). I dive deep. I circulate & undulate. Sex, Death, Taxes, Magic, the Occult. Deepest house of the zodiac. Alchemical realms of transformation if we dare.  9th House: Jupiter (Sagittarius) I learn. Exploration and expanding one’s horizons. Teacher, nature, higher education & travel. When I am teaching, I am learning.  10th House: Saturn (Capricorn) I work. I make. I do. Being a human doing not a human being.  11th House: Ancient Ruler Saturn ~ Modern Ruler Uranus (Aquarian) I commune. Interconnectedness. Friends, groups & house of community. Thinking outside the box house. Like Saturn detached and good boundaries. Modern ruler - Uranus, has no box. If many planets here, might be very social and be able to embrace the strange or odd, not the status quo. 12th House: Ancient Ruler Jupiter ~ Modern is Neptune. Modern Dream, imagine, pray, meditate, spirit. The grand finale of all the zodiac and contains all the signs in it. Pisces. Connect to all that is at all times. If your moon is in the 12th house, it is about your emotions, all that is, so how does one contain that as a human? Can lend itself to mental illness. Therapy and 12 step work can help to stay in a human body.  It can be a shame reducer to know your chart as well as super empowering. Find Natalie at: natalielevinastrology.com astro.com astro-charts.com planetwatcher.com   
9/11/20211 hour, 4 minutes
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Ascend to Your Crown: The 7th Chakra - Ep. 28

The 7th Chakra is perhaps the most elusive because it processes our spiritual & psychological journeys whose primary barometers are on the inside. Developing an active relationship with this energy processing center teaches us through seemingly small, innocuous and ‘mundane” materiality, we can experience mystical, magical and even supernatural moments. It harkens to the notion that through things with seemingly tiny boundaries such as ourselves, we can experience vast things, and that this literal physical world is but a prism through which we can behold the Divine & in doing so our collective humanity.  SHOW NOTES: “To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, to hold infinity in the palm of one’s hand and eternity in an hour.” ~ William Blake This chakra, energy processing center, lives in the land of liminal spaces such as esoteric philosophy, etheric planes & poetic words. It is for many the most elusive to understand. It is called the Sahasrara meaning “crown” often likened to a thousand petaled lotus. Its promise is through seemingly small, innocuous and ‘mundane” materiality, we can experience mystical, magical and even supernatural moments. It harkens to the notion that through things with seemingly tiny boundaries such as ourselves, we can experience vast things and that this literal physical world is but a prism through which we can behold the Divine.  It is the chakra dealing with notions of self realization & self actualization. Knowing & believing this state is possible, is the first step when looking to nurture & develop this chakra.   Spanda Karikas, ancient text that details how the entire cosmos is made up of pulsating & spiraling energy. Detailed are the basic rights of this chakra, its psychological themes, challenges and how to work to bring it into balance.  Discussed as well as are excesses and deficiencies of energies in this chakra. It is associated with the plant oils of frankincense, myrrh & violet. It is also associated with the planet Jupiter and the day of the week Thursday. Affirmations to support a healthy 7th chakra are detailed. A supremely LOVELY short guided meditation punctuates this episode which you can do again and again to nourish this powerful energy center to help it heal and to fully blossom.  Note: This is the seventh episode in our Chakra Soulcast Series. Make sure you have checked out the 7 episodes in this series entitled: Chakras: The Rainbow Bridge Inside of You - Episode # 16  Root Chakra: Grow Your Roots & Ground Your Chit - Episode #17 Reclaiming Abundance, Creativity & Sacred Sexuality: Your Sacral Chakra Episode - #19 Boundaries, Sovereignty & Unfolding Your Own Myth: The Solar Plexus Chakra - Episode #21 The Key to Your Heart Chakra - Episode #23   Find Your Voice & Claim Your Sound: Throat Chakra - Ep. #25 Open Your Third Eye: The 6th Chakra - Ep. #27 🤍HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!: The doors for the Modern Mystic Membership are now open! Monthly Mystic Members get access to a library of well over 100 yoga, meditation & breathwork classes as well as short “Mystic Hack” videos which have a myriad of topics ranging from: how to ground, protect and grow your energy; to astrology & tarot card videos; to developing one’s psychic abilities and more! Get a sample of some FREE videos and find the Membership area here: modernmystic.love  🤍 Give it a 5 star, 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). This is HUGE as it helps get it heard more which helps the podcast get supported. 🤍Join conscious conversation & community in the Modern Mystic Podcast  Private F-book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959629444823656/ 🤍Get inspiring insights from me on IG: @modernmysticlove 🤍Please share about The Modern Mystic Podcast with your friends, family & anyone else whom you think might enjoy it! Thank you!
8/28/202157 minutes, 44 seconds
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Open Your Third Eye: The 6th Chakra

The third eye center is a powerful confluence of energy that has been acknowledged by many traditions and cultures. When we learn and develop the ability “to see” with more than our physical sight, then worlds of depth and magic reveal themselves within & without. Discussed are practical themes & concrete ways to work with this sometimes illusive chakra including developing our senses of perception, the recognition of patterns and the capacity to dream which allow this chakra to thrive and to flourish. Tips on how to decipher and work with both excesses and deficiencies in this potent chakra are offered as well as accessible healing tools and compelling insights.  “Trust the dreams, for hidden in them is the gate to eternity.” - Kahlil Gibran SHOW NOTES: The “Ajna Chakra” is the 6th chakra in the chakra system which comes from the Indian tradition. The 6th chakra is colloquially and commonly referred to as your “third eye” as it lives behind the space between your eyebrows in the region of the pineal gland in the forehead center. The entire chakra system which is made up of 7 spinning wheels of energy called chakras, lives at the intersectionality of our physical bodies, our energetic bodies and our psyches (and if you haven’t yet heard our Intro to the Chakras: The Rainbow Bridge Inside of You - Episode #16, definitely give that episode a listen for more details on the overall system in its entirety).  The association of this throat chakra with the pineal gland. Balancing this chakra might help with sleep cycles and circadian rhythms. Within our bodies there are 3 main “nadis” or rivers of energy: -Ida, lunar and associated with the Divine Feminine within  -Pingala, solar and associated with the Divine Masculine within  -Sushumna, associated with running on the same access as our spine  These rivers of energy within criss cross one another and flow from the root chakra, Muladhara (Episode #17 - Root Chakra: Grow Your Roots & Ground Your Chit) to this 6th chakra which make it a powerful point of confluence where the 3 energies merge into one stream of consciousness where they flow up to the 7th sahasrara chakra. Parenthetically in India, the lineage from which the chakra system comes from, it is said these 3 nadis or rivers of energy within the body are represented in the outer 3 great rivers of India called the Ganga (associated with Ida), Jamuna (Pingala) and Saraswati (a subterranean current associated with Sushumna).  When we focus and bring our attention which is one of our most powerful currencies, to this point where our energies converge and focus on it, we too become purified, meaning we can release what is not in alignment with our most aligned self and when we do this doorways and gateways open to us in the way of our perceptions, our memories, our imaginations and our abilities of perception. Kahil Gibran who wrote the most exquisite book called the Prophet said, “Trust the dreams, for hidden in them is the gate to eternity.” - Kahlil Gibran “Ajna” is sometimes translated as ”to command.” It is about trusting in dreams and one’s sense of perception. What is your level of engagement with your imagination? How is your memory and how are your recall capacities? How is your sleep going and what is your dream life like?  The 6th chakra is about developing our senses of perception even if we think we suck at them because when we do, insights and the recognition of patterns which lead to deep wisdom opens up to us…...and you live life like someone left the gate open for you beginning to trust in yourself even more and in your dreams! It lives in the space between your eyebrows as your “third eye.”  Its basic right is to see what is really going on and the “big picture.” It's about seeing all levels of reality. When we are told things we see aren’t real, and our intuitions are discounted this can cause imbalances within this chakra as both kids and adults. It is all about trusting and working with one’s intuition and imagination. Associated with the element light. It is also associated with the color Indigo. It is activated and grows during adolescence and it deals with the ability to recognize patterns and esoteric questions such as, “Who I am? Why am I here?” In adult chakra development, it’s about turning towards wanting to have more profound inner development. Travel, renewed study, trainings and circumstances that reflect back to us patterns within ourselves are paramount and of interest. Studying dreams and exploring past life regression and inner child work can be helpful to balance this chakra. The “chakra challenge” is illusion & separateness. Traumas that involve an invalidation of what you see or intuit might benefit from activities working with the right and left sides of the body and integrating both halves of body and brain together.  Excesses and deficiencies and ways to support the healing of this chakra are discussed to bring it back into balance. When the stakes are low, tune into how you get information from your inner GPS. Develop it like a muscle. Lavender, sage, rosemary, ylang ylang are plant medicine and oils associated with this chakra. Saturday and the planet of Saturn are as well. Opal, Azurite and Lapis Lazuli are the gems associated with this chakra as is the devi, Krishna. If our “lower” 4 chakras are well developed, this chakra will be well supported.  6th Chakra Imbalance Thought Litmus Test & 6th Chakra Affirmations are shared. This chakra is depicted as a 2 petaled lotus flower (representing Shiva and Shakti, the divine Masculine and Feminine aspects within each human) along with a circle representing the concept of “Shunya” which appears in Buddhism as well as various Eastern streams referring to the void, dark velvety realm of magic and deepest knowing. There is an inverted triangle within the circle, representing the feminine, creative energy. Above it is a black phallic symbol that depicts the astral body. The astral body is said to be connected to our personality.  “Purification” is refinement and evolution of one’s own consciousness. The “Buddhi” which is the aspect of our minds that can see the big picture and discern all that we DO have in the way of blessings. We practice remembering. “Eagle Vision” known as “Upeskha.”  Meditation: Practicing “Shambhavi Mudra” the space behind the eyes. Practice tuning into your intuition when the stakes aren’t high and develop fun games and/or practices to do so. Study the patterns in nature (such as the Fibonacci sequence) and this unlocks the patterns in our mind, hearts and bodies. If you open your third eye, then the whole world reveals its magical secrets to you and you understand that YOU are one of them! Stay tuned and be on the lookout for more upcoming “Soulcasts” where we will go chakra by chakra (one episode per each chakra) and you can learn about this powerful technology that blends Eastern Wisdom & Modern Day life so you can move towards more mystical mastery and mindfulness living. Note: This is the seventh episode in our Chakra Soulcast Series. Make sure you have checked out the 7 episodes in this series entitled: Chakras: The Rainbow Bridge Inside of You - Episode # 16  Root Chakra: Grow Your Roots & Ground Your Chit - Episode #17 Reclaiming Abundance, Creativity & Sacred Sexuality: Your Sacral Chakra Episode - #19 Boundaries, Sovereignty & Unfolding Your Own Myth: The Solar Plexus Chakra - Episode #21 The Key to Your Heart Chakra - Episode #23   Find Your Voice & Claim Your Sound: Throat Chakra - Ep. #25. 💜Consider becoming a Patreon Supporter at the $5/$10/$30/$50 levels & receive all sorts of amazing discounts my guests have to offer. https://www.patreon.com/modernmysticlove 💜 Give it a 5 star 1 line review on itunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iphone or via the itunes store on all other devices). 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6/6/202150 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ritualize Your Life: Create Meaning & Magic Each Day

Want to create more meaning, connection & magic into your life? In this compelling episode discussed are the different types of rituals and how one can integrate them into the fabric of one’s life which benefits the nervous system as well as one’s psychological and spiritual health. Rituals are a bridge that allow us to pause and connect to the sanctity of life and to integrate the depth of our experiences in meaningful & wise ways. Included are tips to midwife both micro & macro rituals as well as a short guided meditation that you can use in your day-to-day life. SHOW NOTES: Being a Modern Mystic is to experience this planet of a place of magic. The trees, the waters, the stars and everything around us radiates magic and when we choose to practice living this way with simple reverence for all of these things and for our existence, we are dancing with the divine. We realize we aren’t the choreographers and don’t run the dance, but we can participate in the dance.  Imagination is a gateway to experiencing the sacred. It is the bridge to spirit and to that which lies beneath and beyond the surface. Kids have great access to their imaginations especially until the age of 7 or 8. They often start to digest mass culture messages about magic and imagination so like adults, very helpful to help them continue to connect to and develop it. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” ~ Albert Einstein 2 Types of Ritual: Maintenance - Things we do daily, or consistently that keep us centered and thread us to what we believe and to Source. Radical - A ritual with the intention of change. Things to consider when creating a ritual: Do I want a witness or people around me? Start off keeping ritual actions simple. It’s our ascribing meaning to them which creates their power. Rites of passage such as a coming of age (around menstruation or at 13), beginnings, endings or shifting of things such changing jobs, careers, marriages, divorces, seasons, living spaces, retiring, pregnancy, marriage or simply letting go or inviting new ways of being into one’s life. Think of approaching milestones that feel important. Or maybe you want to invoke reverence and connection to nature, or to a political or social cause you feel passionate about. Ideas for rituals can include creating a threshold to walk through delineating the before and after experience. Ritual can also be seen as enacting what is going on on the inside psychologically, on the out. Sometimes it can be hard to feel like one knows what to do when about to have a big experience. There is SUCH a craving for this brave work in our modern day world to say, “I want a ritual.” All people who partake in ritual are fed by it, not just the person whom the ritual is featuring. Be creative and see what you feel drawn towards doing and yet, also be mindful of appropriation and know the source of where impulses are coming from if you are inspired to do things you’ve seen or heard about. Beginner ritual tip: It’s a VERY good idea to start simply and to not over complicate. Then you can see where that expands naturally. Are ideas for creating a ritual comfortable to me, achievable to me, and not taking direspetcably from another tradition. Other people are fed by the central person in ritual. It can be healing for all with its gravitas, beauty and permission to others to pause when they have a parallel experience. Day to day ideas for a morning ritual : water ritual (just thank the water as you drink a glass of it). Micro rituals count as rituals don’t have to be long . They can change relationships to water, politics and to the world around you. One thing a day like giving thanks for sunshine and air as you pause to acknowledge the sacredness & magic of it. Also the practice of leaving worries at the door every time you enter the house can be a sweet one. As you start simple (meaningful and small) and it can ultimately burgeon into something bigger or not. Once it grows, you could invite others in to go from a maintenance ritual into radical level ritual. Start the day with sacred action: prayer, offering, incense or offering breakfast to spirits of the Universe. Many people struggle with looking at their phones as the first action of the day. This jolts the nervous system. Instead, protect first the sacred moments of the day as sacred moments and refrain from technology as your first actions of engagement. Many traditions hold how the morning is an opportunity to set the tone for your day; be conscious of what the first moments are and start with a sacred beginning. Walk to a window, look outside and take 3 breaths before stepping into the tangible, material facts of our lives. Various healing and spiritual traditions talk about how it’s a psychological and spiritual deep nervous system deep reset opportunity to set the tone of a new day in this mindful way. If we jump onto technology, we go from relax and restore mode to fight flight freeze. After sleep we are closer to remembering our dance with the Divine and our intuition. Ritual heals our nervous system from a psychological perspective.  Dreams are a whole other branch of engaging with the gateway of imagination and other realms. Consider keeping a dream journal under your bed to record dreams. In dreams we access pathways to the liminal realms. Rituals surrounding death are powerful and important. Death and conversations surrounding it are not always processed or normalized in some modern cultures like the US. For people close to dying, you can gather things that remind you of them and items that bring them close to you. Light a candle that represents Spirit or Love, and hold vigil. Sit with memories of this person, sing and talk aloud to them. You can bridge your imagination capacity of your energy to travel to places you can’t physically go to be with them! Our hearts are with them and treating your ritual time as if you are with them is a powerful act that matters to you both! For people who’ve passed, continue to honor them. Halloween/Samhain for many places in the northern hemisphere due to the relationship with season (all crops are harvested and the earth going into winter mode) is a point in time that has been acknowledged in many lands as close to spirit. You can pick a certain time of the year to gather pictures of family and even political or creative people you admire. Tell stories and talk about them. Say their names and/or offer them gifts. Look at their faces and in doing so you bring their energy into the present moment. You could also honor loved ones who have passed over on the day they were born or the day they passed. Rituals created like these integrate and normalize death as transitional times to be honored with full reverence and attention. There is so much we can’t see but can feel. Death is a hard and sad part of it but it is an  important portal that can help us understand the world of spirit and ritual allows us to feel we can maintain a relationship with loved ones who have crossed. Death is part of the cycle of nature and if we bypass its lessons and ritualization, we miss out on this phase of life’s curriculum. The proliferation and popularity of terms for healers and people who hold deep wisdom such as herbalists, witches, wizards, shamans and healers. These traditions all have the common denominator of helping people live with more compassion and connection to sacred aspects of nature and of themselves, and offer the sense of how our own lives are intricately connected with all beings on the planet. They help people to find healing and meaning sometimes desperately needed. “Feminism” in healing and mystic circles of collective consciousness and the usage of this term isn’t always happening yet. The claiming and reclamation of this important word and its understanding, definition and belief which is equality for all genders . Still in this world we do not have equality or justice for women, and it’s a huge issue still. It could be because especially white feminist have been gatekeepers of spirituality in the west at least and that’s been painful for people not white. Feminism might have felt code for not trans inclusive either historically. It is important to be sensitive to these aforementioned points. “Intersectional Feminism” great word to use to honor this history. Gender identity is one aspect of lived experience. What it means to be a woman changes with cultural heritage, race and socio-economic status. Trans-inclusive and anti-racism intersectional feminism engages with the value of all women’s lives, and the holiness of being a woman as we work to reclaim and refine our collective experience of this word. The reemergence of Goddess archetypes and focus in various traditions all over the world is prevalent in many mindfulness and mystical communities. The power of working Goddesses and Gods and how to do so from another culture. There is so much Greek mythology in American pop culture but next to nothing from other cultures in the world in the US. Contemplate what are the other goddesses of the moon like Artemis? Research and ask yourself, who else is out there and what else is out there? Your ancestors have beautiful ancestral belief systems and lineages and this studying helps us to see each other in the here and now and our roots in doing so. Bringing them into ritual can be very healing and inclusive. We can research these and explore ancestral lines, archetypes and energy within them. Gods AND Goddess work and integration into practices can be profound! Magic Meditation: Breath IN the magic of all of creation. Breath OUT your own sacred magic. 💙 Consider becoming a Patreon Supporter at the $5/$10/$30/$50 levels & receive all sorts of amazing discounts my guests have to offer. modernmystic.love 💙 Give it a 5 star 1 line review on itunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iphone or via the itunes store on all other devices). 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5/22/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 55 seconds
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Find Your Voice & Claim Your Sound: Throat Chakra

Our throat & our voices are a powerful petri dish of alchemization. When we practice consciously refining our speech & our listening skills in tandem, then this powerful energy processing center that lives within us can flourish and our most authentic voice can be developed. Tips on how to decipher and work with both excesses and deficiencies in this potent chakra are offered as well as practical healing tools and stirring insights. When we recognize the toxic thoughts & stories we tell about ourselves and others such as prejudices, anxieties etc...then we can transform these “poisons” into elevated medicine to offer this world. Though words aren’t tangible, they are of such value when we practice aligning & refining them. Find your voice, claim your sound and let the music of it echo who you truly are.  “Sometimes it takes you a long time to sound like yourself.” - Miles Davis SHOW NOTES:  Consider how stories you have heard about your childhood correlate to your chakra development. Sometimes empowering one chakra can help heal another. The chakra system is called “The Rainbow Bridge” and like all bridges, if one part of a bridge is broken, it can affect the rest of the structure.  Some chakras are more like leading actors and can take a front seat in our lives and/or at certain epochs, and others can be more like best supporting actors. When we heal our wounds and unbalanced chakras, then they become sources from which we can serve the world with greater refinement. As humans, we are communicating constantly with our listening and our speaking capacities. Let this be a gentle reminder to not take these abilities for granted. This chakra’s domain lives in our physicality through our ears, nose and throat region. This is the energy hub center of communication.  In Sanskrit the language of origin where this chakra system was midwifed, the name for this chakra is “Vissudha'' meaning “purification” or “refinement.” It has to do with the mindfulness of both listening and that of our speech. One’s name is intrinsically connected to one’s truth. There can be both individual and collective wounding to a chakra.  Spanda is the most common denominational energy of the Universe that pulses inward and outward. It is reflected in both the microcosm of our bodies and in the macrocosm in nature.  The throat chakra is all about communication; our right to articulate and to hear the truth. It is associated with the color blue which vibrates at a pretty rapid frequency. The psychological stage during childhood development is from 7 - 12 years old and all about developing one’s self expression. The challenge of this chakra is lies or deceit.  Detailed are traumas/stressors for this chakra and ways to decipher if one has an excess of energy in this chakra or a deficiency. Tips for healing this chakra and how to bring this chakra into more balance are offered. Small consistent ways of being add up in the long haul & create transformation. The idea and belief that the Universe was birthed from sound spans many traditions and cultures around the globe. Associated with this chakra are: Mercury and the day of the week, Wednesday  The Sanskrit seed mantra “Ham” The Indian Goddess, energy & archetype, Saraswati The Indian God, energy & archetype, Shiva Plant Medicine: eucalyptus peppermint, clementine, blue chamomile & hyssop Gems & Rocks:  turquoise, celestite & soladite Indicators that suggest you might have work to do with this chakra are detailed. Affirmations to support you in healing and bringing more balance into this chakra are given. Signs that this chakra is in balance for you are mentioned.  The tale of Lord Shiva nicknamed, “Neela Kantha” the blue throated one and how his story is an invitation to you is offered. What poisons & stories of toxicity are ready to be offered out, spit up and alchemized into something more elevated? Our throats & our voices are a powerful petri dish of alchemization. Though words aren’t tangible they are of such value when we practice aligning & refining them. Find your voice, claim your sound and let the music of it sound like who you truly are.  Note: This is the sixth episode in our Chakra Soulcast Series. Make sure you have checked out the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th episodes in this series entitled: Chakras: The Rainbow Bridge Inside of You - Episode # 16  Root Chakra: Grow Your Roots & Ground Your Chit - Episode #17 Reclaiming Abundance, Creativity & Sacred Sexuality: Your Sacral Chakra Episode - #19 Boundaries, Sovereignty & Unfolding Your Own Myth: The Solar Plexus Chakra - Episode #21 The Key to Your Heart Chakra - Episode #23                                                                                   Stay tuned and be on the lookout for more upcoming “Soulcasts” where we will go chakra by chakra (one episode per each chakra) and you can learn even about this powerful mystical technology that blends Eastern Wisdom & Modern Day life so you can move towards more mystical mastery and mindfulness living. 💙 Consider becoming a Patreon Supporter at the $5/$10/$30/$50 levels & receive all sorts of amazing discounts my guests have to offer. https://www.patreon.com/modernmysticlove 💙 Give it a 5 star 1 line review on iTunes (takes literally 2 min either from an iPhone or via the iTunes store on all other devices). 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5/1/202149 minutes, 15 seconds
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Music as Meditation w/Grammy Performer Krishna Das

Grammy performer and nominee, Krishna Das, joins us for this profound conversation breaking down the meditative practice of chanting. This is a Universal practice that has the power to deepen the neural pathways in our brains through paying attention again & again while healing our hearts. In this episode discussed is how chanting is a form of meditation using music as medicine for the soul. This practice is not at all about having a good voice, it's about wanting to be free. The ability to start to uncover wounds and heal them is the fruit of chanting and can transform pain into peace. The boon of this practice is the state of your heart and who you become in this world through the power of this practice. Topics include: how to begin a chanting practice, the benefits of one and how this practice can positively impact our lives on every level. Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star” and is a world icon having collaborated with many great musicians including Sting.  “He who feels it, knows it.” - Bob Marley   SHOW NOTES  A modern mystic is someone connected to a deeper reality which changes the way you live in the world. They are connected to that greater love that includes everything. It is about having a heart as wide as the world. It includes others in our own heart and our own being, This practice is the power of music & words and how we can connect them to the divine within and without.  What is chanting? “Nama Sankirtan” is the Sanskrit name for this chanting practice. In India where this practice originates, generally the belief is in one god, but it can be called by many names, mamy forms. This ancient practice is “spiritual” but not necessarily “religious” because it brings you into your own true nature and it doesn’t mean you need to believe in something based on blind faith. Your own experience is what’s important and doing these chants changes the way we sit in our own hearts.   Repetition of names over and over with as much attention as you can muster is the practice. Once you start doing a practice, you notice how much time you aren’t even really present there at all. We add a practice which is a place to come back to, to bring ourselves home again to our true sense of being. When a child is sick, you hide medicine in a sweet syrup and the syrup is the music, the medicine which is the cure is the name. It is VERY hard to be here and this practice helps just that. When singing, or “chanting” as it is called, you can’t grab onto the sound, only come back to it. Chanting builds the letting go muscle. We aren’t taught to let go, we are taught to hold on. Letting go is releasing and really coming back home. As you focus in this practice, neural pathways in your brain are deepened through paying attention again and again. Then often the rest of the day after chanting, you get used to not feeling so lost and eventually regardless of what's going on out there, it allows you to be much more functional and to see things less colored by our own stuff.  The Sanskrit names of Gods & Goddesses connect us to the wisest, purest parts of our hearts. These names sung are the ultimate reality, so you are planting the seeds of the ultimate reality within you. This idea of chanting the name is not exclusive to Indian traditions but exists all over the world.  The music allows us to get more present but the repetition of the name will free us from suffering. Only when we see what our minds are doing can we take responsibility for them and make a shift. “He who feels it, knows it.” - Bob Marley The ideology of Nada Yoga, the Yoga of Sound. This practice is about love and untying the knots in our heart. Our traumas and knots in our heart, prevent us from being happy. The names of the chant are the names of love, who we are underneath all things we think we are. It's not about having a good voice at all, it's about wanting to be free. Pay attention to the sound, the names, & as soon as you notice you are gone, come back. This is the practice. It is simple but not easy. Chanting helps us recognize so much more is possible for us in life. We can do it silently or with others. Like a muscle, our capacities to stay present to the name/chant grows and then our ability to be present moment in moment-to-moment life grows as well. We learn, we don't have to believe our own thoughts & that big emotions pass. Big feelings aren’t who we are and that’s what chanting reminds us, As you do more practices, you start spending less moments in heavy states of mind and you spend less time giving yourself a hard time. How to start a chanting practice. At least one to two times a day, push the hold button within your life and let the breath come and go and simply be quiet for a few minutes. You can put a CD or Spotify on with the sound of the name (in a chant) and let the seed get planted exposing yourself to the music for a few minutes a day. The archetype and energy of Hanuman. Hanuman is a being fully merged with the Universe, God and reality. Even while fully merged, he's dedicated to helping others remove obstacles on their path and find themselves. He's the destroyer of calamities of suffering. He is the flow of Grace that flows from the Divine to our own hearts. One can see this energy is outside of ourselves or inside. When we bow to the energy of this oneness, we release things locking us in the world in a way we don't want to be. “Do one to others as you would have them do unto you…” Yet the question is: how do we get to the strength to do this? This idea is not programmed in our culture. We can't go on thinking that we are the most important thing in this universe and expect to find any kind of lasting peace, love or happiness. Come, do the practice, go home and the practice will change your life. The ability to start to uncover wounds and heal them is the fruit of chanting and can transform pain into peace. The boon of this practice is the state of your heart and who you become in this world through the power of your practice. Start a chanting practice now, whether you are in crisis or not because challenging times always come and this practice is a raft that will see you through. https://www.krishnadas.com/  💙 Consider becoming a Patreon Supporter at the $5/$10/$30/$50 levels & receive all sorts of amazing discounts my guests have to offer https://www.patreon.com/modernmysticlove 💙 Check out my alignment based yoga & mindfulness videos https://www.modernmystic.love/  💙 Get inspiring insights from me on IG: @modernmysticlove 💙 Please share about The Modern Mystic Podcast with your friends, family & anyone else whom you think might enjoy it! Thank you! 🙏
4/17/20211 hour, 8 minutes
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The Key to Your Heart Chakra

The heart chakra is the evocative energy center within the body where we both find and process: love, compassion, grief, devotion & so much more. Known as the keystone chakra, this chakra’s health affects the ones below it and above it, thus bringing it into more balance and harmony is key. Tips on how to decipher and work with both excesses and deficiencies in this potent chakra are offered as well as healing tools and stirring insights to develop a deeper understanding of how to live in a more inspired way by staying connected to this chakra. “It is only in the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry   SHOW NOTES: The heart chakra is the “keystone” chakra connecting the lower & upper chakras.  “Anahata” the Sanskrit name for this fourth chakra and it literally means the “unstruck sound.” “It is only in the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince Japa is the practice of mantra (mind tool) word repetition. So anytime we repeat a sacred phrase or syllables infused with the power of having been repeated by the masses for a period of time with an uplifting powerful intention, then the repetition of these sacred words is called Japa practice. When the practice becomes internal and silent, it is called Ajapa. “The heart is the hub of all sacred places, go there and roam.” - Bhagawan Nityananda  Unconditional love & compassion towards others and towards ourselves helps activate this chakra.  It is associated with the element air and develops as a child from the ages of 4-7. As adults, we develop it as our focus becomes on relationships and on the re-evaluation of our own behaviors. The chakra challenge of this energy processing center is dealing with grief and loss.  Excesses and deficiencies in this chakra can be balanced. It is associated with the color green and the essentials oils: Bergamot, ylang ylang, geranium, lemon, coriander, tangerine, jasmine, chamomile & rose. The Sanskrit Bija (seed) Mantra is YAM & one can practice repeating this externally or internally to bring harmony to this chakra.  It is tied to Monday and to the Moon. In western astrology the signs of Air: Aquarius, Gemini & Libra are linked to it. Affirmations are given to help heal this chakra.  Guided meditation practice: Repeat “HAM” on the inhale and “SAH” on the exhale. Notice if you can hear these very syllables in the sound of your own breath. This chakra is about your relationship with the universal, divine, void, spirit, presence, humanity or whatever you want to call the aspect in life that is both the force and the source.  Get clear what and who you are devoted to in this moment in time (and make this a practice periodically). When you are doing seemingly “mundane” tasks, connect this work to what you are devoted to in your mind and watch the shift in how you feel doing them. Every act you can remember, offer it up to the divine. Practice being compassion in action & devotion in motion and watch your heart chakra thrive. Note: This is the fifth episode in our Chakra Soulcast Series. Make sure you have checked out the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th episodes in this series entitled: Chakras: The Rainbow Bridge Inside of You - Episode # 16  Root Chakra: Grow Your Roots & Ground Your Chit - Episode #17 Reclaiming Abundance, Creativity & Sacred Sexuality: Your Sacral Chakra Episode - #19 Boundaries, Sovereignty & Unfolding Your Own Myth: The Solar Plexus Chakra - episode #21.                                                                                     Stay tuned and be on the lookout for more upcoming “Soulcasts” where we will go chakra by chakra (one episode per each chakra) and you can learn even about this powerful mystical technology that blends Eastern Wisdom & Modern Day life so you can move towards more mystical mastery and mindfulness living. 💚 Consider becoming a Patreon Supporter at the $5/$10/$30/$50 levels & receive all sorts of amazing discounts my guests have to offer.   https://www.patreon.com/modernmysticlove 💚 Get inspiring insights from me on IG: @modernmysticlove 💚 Please share about The Modern Mystic Podcast with your friends, family & anyone else whom you think might enjoy it! Thank you!
4/10/202150 minutes, 39 seconds
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How to Develop Your Intuition & Psychic Abilities

Ready to discover, download and refine your intuitive powers in service of living a more embodied life? Everyone (yes that includes YOU!) has psychic abilities & discussed in this compelling episode are concrete ways to build your psychic muscles & intuitive knowing which leads to living a more authentic life. Also downloaded in this fascinating interview is the sometimes grey area where psychic naissance & mental health challenges overlap. Various strategies of how to protect one’s own energy when interfacing with others are offered as well as an accessible guided meditation to connect with one of your Spirit Guides. From the power of healing one’s ancestral addictions/limitations to past life regression, this conversation will leave you inspired & informed. SHOW NOTES: Being a Modern Mystic is to be grounded and connected into this physical realm. Top 3 exercises to do in order to develop psychic & intuitive abilities:  Automatic writing Feeling into your body, where is the “yes” and where is the “no?” Start by making smaller decisions in life and then grow towards bigger ones. The biggest part of growing our intuition is by honoring it. Automatic talking and starting with simple questions like, “what color is the sky?” The ego has a function to keep us safe but ask yourself when its voice surfaces if it is beneficial or not. Pay attention to the voices in your head and when you mess us up or do something well, WHO is that voice attributed to….i.e. your 16 year old self, a parent?  We are here to embrace discomfort and then move with it, not to avoid certain emotions. It’s important to set boundaries with people and yes at times with spirits as well. Like with some people, you might only take what some spirits communicate with a “grain of salt” especially if this was the case when they were alive. Be discerning when you go to any healers, psychics, mediums etc...as discerning as you would be to seek out a surgeon or a psychologist as like with any career, there is a gamut of skill level and they should be the right “fit.” Also you want to be sure the individual is proceeding with caution and using discernment when connecting with spirits, and that they are verifying whom they connect to is really whom you are seeking to connect to.  3 ways to protect your own energy: Visualize an oval or circular protective bubble, egg shell or clam shell. It can be see through or solid depending upon if you want to see energy/world outside. It can be as big or small as you want; as close to you as you want and the key is knowing no one or nothing can get to you in it. Visualize a 2 way mirror if having a difficult conversation with a challenging individual and you can see the person but they are “seeing themself.” Especially good when interacting with self centered folks i.e. narcissists. Call in your protector guide(s)  (*listen to the meditation for this at the end of this conversation). Get as familiar with your protector guide(s) and spirit team through meditation, visualization and potentially working with others to help you do so if that is supportive. Simply by “asking” your guides for help and protection, they will assist, whether they are easy for you to access or not. The Venn diagram of where psychic abilities and psychotic episodes can occur is real and important thing to know about and to distinguish. Spiritual awakening can be uncomfortable but an awakening will never be accompanied by voices telling you not to trust people or to do damage to yourself or to others. Whether someone is having an awakening or a mental health episode, there is NO shame in asking and receiving help. This is wise anytime you feel out-of-control. Sometimes a mental health episode that gets good support can lead to a spiritual breakthrough. As you develop your psychic abilities, how you connect with spirits etc.. may change and morph. Adding information into your mind isn’t always the way to develop one’s intuition, it is often very much about shedding and becoming more receptive especially in this day and age with so much input. Everyone has psychic abilities and the potential for mediumship. It is the limiting beliefs within ourselves that cuts off access.  We always have free will and can change the outcome of something no matter what a psychic tells us. It can be precarious to put all the power into one person in any category of life. Great teachers, “gurus”, reflect back to ourself that the truest teacher lives within. Phobias or neurosis we have can be a pivotal part of Past Life Regression Work to know and heal ourselves more fully. When we heal addiction patterns and thematic challenges for ourselves this heals it for both our ancestors and for the beings in our family moving forward. Links Past Life Regression Session with Brian Weiss https://youtu.be/AvZLc4GfJEo  www.ambrosiamatthews.com/  https://www.innerbloompodcast.com/    💙 Consider becoming a Patreon Supporter at the $5/$10/$30/$50 levels & receive all sorts of amazing discounts my guests have to offer including a 15% off a psychic reading with Ambrosia that she is offering exclusively to my Patreon supporters. https://www.patreon.com/modernmysticlove 💙 Check out my alignment based yoga & mindfulness videos https://www.modernmystic.love/  💙 Get inspiring insights from me on IG: @modernmysticlove 💙 Please share about The Modern Mystic Podcast with your friends, family & anyone else whom you think might enjoy it! Thank you! 🙏
4/3/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 14 seconds
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Boundaries, Sovereignty & Unfolding Your Own Myth: The Solar Plexus Chakra

You are the hero/heroine of your own life’s story. Claiming our power through our own sovereignty which includes boundary work, recognizing our happiness is an inside job & consciously authoring our own life’s story are aspects of balancing & healing this solar plexus chakra. Discussed in this episode are how deficiencies and excesses in this powerful energy center within ourselves show up both psychologically and spiritually in addition to concrete tools that we can use to create its optimal health. This episode is punctuated with a micro meditation that can be done again & again. SHOW NOTES:  “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” - Rumi You are the hero/heroine of your life’s story. We have to remember to plant seeds for our own happiness and joy. When we are established in our own sovereignty, we give permission for others to do the same.  A healthy ego is clear who am I and who are you, and yet simultaneously feels the Oneness of all. This understanding is spiritual maturation. Manipura, is the Sanskrit word for the Solar Plexus chakra. This chakra correlates to confidence, drive, and also a healthy ego and our individuality.  It’s also associated with the color yellow and pictured as a flower with 10 petals around it. Childhood development of this chakra is from approximately 18 months old until 4 years old. You can have excess in this chakra, deficiencies and triggers. Associated with this chakra are: The element of fire Basil, ginger, cinnamon and lemongrass  The gemstones: topaz, citrine, and tiger’s eye  The goddesses Kali & Gaia. The god Ram “Ram” is also the seed mantra, mind tool, for this chakra to sing or repeat Are you living your truth and being absolutely honest about it no matter what? “Chiron” in Western Astrology is associated with the wounded healer archetype and the alchemy that can take place when we tend to & heal our wounds. Responsibility & control and their sometimes inverse relationship. Art as a portal for our pain. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” Edith Wharton  Your body houses a spark, a sacred flame of the soul. What would YOUR throne look like? Note: This is the forth episode in our Chakra Soulcast Series. Make sure you have checked out the 1st, 2nd & 3rd episodes in this series entitled: Chakras: The Rainbow Bridge Inside of You - Episode # 16  Root Chakra: Grow Your Roots & Ground Your Chit - Episode #17 Reclaiming Abundance, Creativity & Sacred Sexuality: Your Sacral Chakra Episode #19 Stay tuned and be on the lookout for more upcoming “Soulcasts” where we will go chakra by chakra (one episode per each chakra) and you can learn even about this powerful mystical technology that blends Eastern Wisdom & Modern Day life so you can move towards more mystical mastery and mindfulness living. 💛 Consider becoming a Patreon Supporter at the $5/$10/$30/$50 levels & receive all sorts of amazing discounts my guests have to offer. https://www.patreon.com/modernmysticlove 💛 Get inspiring insights from me on IG: @modernmysticlove 💛 Please share about The Modern Mystic Podcast with your friends, family & anyone else whom you think might enjoy it! Thank you!
3/27/20211 hour, 1 minute, 16 seconds
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Mindfulness: The Art of Awareness w/NY Times Bestselling Author Sharon Salzberg

What is Mindfulness? What is the difference between Mindfulness & Meditation? Discussed in this episode are accessible tips & thoughtful strategies as to how we can practice Mindfulness & Meditation in our day-to-day lives as embodied humans trying to live a more conscious & inspired life. Mindfulness and Meditation are not religions, but a lifestyle with skills that we can develop and practice to live happier & more peaceful lives. What are the concrete benefits of these practices & what are some key concepts behind them? This episode covers why you can’t ever “fail” as a meditator, plus hacks to start or revitalize a mindfulness/meditation practice. These topics and SO much more as to how we can build our muscle of Mindfulness are shared in this most illuminative and practical episode.  Show Notes:  Being a Modern Mystic is taking values & ideas that we hold as important and precious in the abstract & making them real. It is a lived experience of the connection & interconnection of spirituality, of finding depths of capacities, and of potential within ourselves for wisdom & compassion. The emphasis of all of this is making it real & having an experiential base for our views and for the way we move forward in this world. It is about how we make our practices serve ourselves, the people we love & the world in our moment-to-moment life, not in an abstract way but in a practical way. The difference between mindfulness and meditation. Meditation is one way of developing mindfulness. Meditation is not tied to a belief system or to a dogma, it is a skills training of awareness and of connection. Skills can be learned.  Meditation is one way of building mindfulness which is a quality of awareness of what’s happening in the present moment which is not so distorted by our bias’ and projections.  Matrika Shakti: Mindfulness of language and the inherent power that every word contains.  Honoring that Meditation & Mindfulness come from lineages that originated in other countries and not culturally appropriating them paramount. Sometimes, due to this fact, words and meaning can be illusive in their translation. Pali is the original language of the Buddhist texts. Sanskrit is the original language of yogic texts. Discussed is the meaning and origins of the word “Mindfulness.” It takes courage to sit and be with yourself and your experience. You can’t “fail” at meditation. Sleepiness in meditation is not a failure to meditate. The point is to have a different relationship with all of our experience: the beautiful, the painful & the neutral. Mindfulness is connected to the Buddhist tradition which is a stream, like the yoga tradition, connected to the same ocean, however, it’s practices became secularized. The properties of these traditions are Universal. They are based in experience and not “believing” in a world view of any kind but in trying various practices and seeing which yield you fruit personally.  “Don’t believe anything I’ve said, or a sacred elder, in a sacred text, put it into practice and see if it’s true.” - Buddha  These are methods to know oneself more fully but they can be blended & support one’s spirituality and/or religion if you so desire. When we hold onto any experience in life and in meditation, not for the way it shifted us, our priorities and expectations but hold onto it as an experience, then we suffer.  The goal of Mindfulness and definition of "enlightenment." Mindfulness & Meditation work to help your mind be free of greed/grasping; hatred/aversion; and confusion/delusion. Mindfulness & Meditation change our relationship on the inside with the moments outside. From a neuroscientific perspective, Meditation & Mindfulness Practices literally change your brain and there are many scans and much research online one can find online about this. Other measurable benefits that many people claim: greater calm, less reactivity, improved concentration, stress reduction, white blood cell increase (which builds our immune system), improved sleep & more… Consistency is the key factor in a Mindfulness and/or Meditation practice. Better to practice every day a smaller amount than one day in a week a large amount. Make a structure such as every day, or every other day, to support success. The trick is to not look for benefits during the meditation, they may or may not come, look for them in how you feel and handle your moment-to-moment life in between your meditations. We practice meditation not to become a great meditater but to have a happier life. The powerful practices of: Metta (lovingkindness), Karuna (compassion), Mudita (sympathetic joy) and Upeksha (equanimity). Get a FREE PDF with notes about these key core concepts at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/free-mindfulness-48972432  A moment of mindfulness is a moment of freedom! Links:  https://www.sharonsalzberg.com/  The Metta Hour Podcast: https://www.sharonsalzberg.com/metta-hour-podcast/  Thích Nhất Hạnh: https://plumvillage.org/about/thich-nhat-hanh/  💙 Consider becoming a Patreon Supporter at the $5/$10/$30/$50 levels & receive all sorts of amazing discounts my guests have to offer including Sharon’s Free Mindfulness Meditation w/Sharon Salzberg - Cultivating Equanimity that she is offering exclusively to my Patreon supporters. https://www.patreon.com/modernmysticlove 💙 Check out my alignment based yoga & mindfulness videos https://www.modernmystic.love/  💙 Get inspiring insights from me on IG: @modernmysticlove 💙 Please share about The Modern Mystic Podcast with your friends, family & anyone else whom you think might enjoy it! Thank you! 🙏
3/20/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 48 seconds
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Reclaiming Abundance, Creativity & Sacred Sexuality: Your Sacral Chakra

The Sacral Chakra is an incredibly powerful center within where our sexual, creative & intuitive energies both abide and are processed. Discussed in this evocative episode is how we can leverage, enhance and come into alignment with these energies by exploring ways we can bring more conscious awareness to them . Also detailed is how to decipher imbalances in this chakra such as excesses & deficiencies, and the life experiences that cause them. The psychological developmental stages of this chakra is covered as well as  concrete practices & lifestyle choices you can make to bring this chakra into greater balance, harmony & inspiration for your sacred sexuality, creativity & abundance mentality are all connected. Find out how! This episode is punctuated with a micro abundance meditation that can be done again & again. “You are not a drop in the ocean; you are the entire ocean in a drop.” - Rumi  Note: This is the third episode in our Chakra Soulcast Series. Make sure you have checked out the 1st & 2nd episodes in this series entitled, Chakras: The Rainbow Bridge Inside of You - Episode # 16 & Root Chakra: Grow Your Roots & Ground Your Chit - Episode #17. Stay tuned and be on the lookout for these upcoming “Soulcasts” where we will go chakra by chakra (one episode per each chakra) and you can learn even about this powerful mystical technology that blends Eastern Wisdom & Modern Day life so you can move towards more mystical mastery and mindfulness living. SHOW NOTES:  “Swadhisthana” is Sanskrit name for the sacral chakra. “swa” means “one’s own” and “adhisthana” means dwelling place or residence. Kundalini originally dwelled here until it descended down into the root chakra.  We are all pregnant with possibilities and this chakra is located at the level of our reproductive organs. This chakra is connected to our right to feel and to our unconscious. It is developed during the childhood stage from 2 months old until approx. 2 years. As adults we go back and re-develop refining this chakra which is closely tied to our psyche, shadow and emotional body. Stressors of this chakra are important to know. You can have an excess or deficiency in this sacral chakra, both of which cause imbalances and can affect our day-to-day life.  Many women who have given birth have residual trauma which affects this chakra and can be healed at any point later in a women’s life...even 50 years or more later! The Alligator, Mermaid and Merman archetypes are all associated with this chakra in addition to the Indian Goddess of Abundance, Lakshmi, and the Roman Goddess, Venus, the goddess of sex, beauty, victory and fertility. The “Birth of Venus'' painting by Botticelli https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birth_of_Venus  is a beautiful depiction of this sacral chakra erotic energy even if you identify as male as the masculine and feminine energies live within each being. Freya ( the Scandinavian goddess of love, fertility, battle, and death which is so adept because our passion, sexuality and even our fecund creativity are linked intrinsically to these things, right?) birthed the name for our weekday Friday. And Freya’s counterpart is of course the roman goddess Venus!  Affirmations reprogram our thoughts. This chakra is associated with the element of water and in western astrology, the signs of water are: Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces. We live in a culture that brainwashes our sexuality through consumerism. The commercialism of sexuality is connected to the pornography industry. There is much collective healing work & reclamation of our sacred sexuality surrounding the massive influence of pornography in this digital age. Thinking of our sexuality and practicing it as such is a revolutionary act in our culture with this climate. What gets our sacred waters flowing in support of our spiritual and psychological development? Our sacred waters are directly connected to our mysticism and in a symbiotic relationship with our creativity. Untamed, by Glennon Doyle, Chapter called “Woods” page 176, description of effect of pornography on our psyches.  https://untamedbook.com/  Many paths of Tantra believe that the senses can be gateways for the divine to enter if we engage consciously with them. Why Tantra historically was associated with sex.  Pleasure in alignment can open us up to more mystical moments. If you are not sexually active, you can nourish this chakra in other ways to forge more creativity. Let your hair down like Venus and relax, as relaxing helps build intuition & creativity. We are both the artist and the muse. Consider the ways you are interfacing with this chakra from a place of deep consciousness, reverent awareness in the way of abundance, sexuality & creativity. "I must be a mermaid, I have no fear of depth and a great fear of shallow living." - Anais Nin Repeat the mantra “Vam” 6x daily as a practice to connect, heal or open this chakra. 💙 Consider becoming a Patreon Supporter at the $5/$10/$30/$50 levels & receive all sorts of amazing discounts my guests have to offer. https://www.patreon.com/modernmysticlove 💙 Get inspiring insights from me on IG: @modernmysticlove 💙 Please share about The Modern Mystic Podcast with your friends, family & anyone else whom you think might enjoy it! Thank you! 
3/13/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 36 seconds
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Psychology & Mysticism: The Overlap of Science & Soul

As humans, we navigate many difficult experiences in our lives. Yet as fully embodied students of life & conscious seekers, how can we not bypass integrating these harder experiences such as trauma by finding meaning in them? Discussed is how to leverage the wisdom of western psychology AND spiritual practices, and then ultimately offer the lessons learned from our challenges to benefit others. This episode also includes riveting conversation as to what is “Shadow Work” and why is it so beneficial? Also offered is how timeless practices can live in us, as us, & through us as we adapt & interpret them for this moment in time. Learn in this fascinating episode where science and soul overlap. Show Notes: Guest: Ashley Turner ashleyturner.org Peter Levine: https://traumahealing.org/about-us/  Polyvagul Nerve Theory: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyvagal_theory  Book: The Body Keeps Score www.besselvanderkolk.com/resources/the-body-keeps-the-score Ariel Spilsbury holographicgoddess.com/about/?v=f24485ae434a    Psyche means “soul” in Latin and “ology” means the study of. Depth psychology and Jungian psychology based in humanistic movement which holds a human has infinite potential. How do we seek that potential? Much like birth, death, and trauma, any kind of pain or suffering can be a doorway. Trauma can act as the crack where the light gets in. The Wound is where the light enters. - Rumi  Only the wounded physician heals. - Jung  The Hero/Heroine’s Journey, the Monomyth & it’s stages. People can have very similar experiences and have very different responses to them. It’s all relative, and no one is right or wrong, better or worse. It’s just for us to know ourselves and do that healing work. Trauma, pain, suffering or death can be a portal into our psyche & into the precise raw magical world of the soul. The conversation and the work ultimately is all you (your human Self/lower mind) with you (your spiritual Self/higher mind). How do you integrate all of these different facets of who you are and allow for all of that expression so we are living, integrated Beings? Spiritual maturation holds the idea that an experience can simultaneously be magical and traumatic.” When we are in those moments up against our most raw self, it’s very surreal, but wakes us up to the magic of life and to the realm that is ineffable. The journey of the Mystic is to be comfortable and reside in the not knowing. Carl Jung’s concepts of: - Tension of Opposites  - Transcendent Function When you allow yourself to sit in the unknown, you elevate and eventually transcend into a different paradigm where different questions are being asked all together. The big key is how can we begin to see things through the eyes of Spirit, through the eyes of the Mystic? So we begin to ask very different questions. It’s not, “why me?” but “what am I here to learn?” & “what can I bring back to be a service because of those lessons and teachings?” 💙 Consider becoming a Patreon Supporter at the $5/$10/$30/$50 levels & receive all sorts of amazing discounts my guests have to offer including Ashley’s YOGA THERAPY TOOLKIT that she put together exclusively for my Patreon supporters. https://www.patreon.com/modernmysticlove 💙 Check out my alignment based yoga & mindfulness videos https://www.modernmystic.love/  💙 Get inspiring insights from me on IG: @modernmysticlove 💙 Please share about The Modern Mystic Podcast with your friends, family & anyone else whom you think might enjoy it! Thank you! 🙏
3/6/202159 minutes, 31 seconds
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Root Chakra: Grow Your Roots & Ground Your Chit

Your root chakra is a powerful energy processing center that lives in the foundation of your body and at the base of your chakra system governing the experience of feeling grounded, safe & connected. Like any structural foundation, if it is not optimally supported, it will affect your whole architecture of Self greatly. Explored in this episode is how to deificer imbalances in this chakra such as excesses & deficiencies, and the life experiences that cause them. Also covered are the psychological developmental stages of this chakra and concrete practices & lifestyle choices you can make to bring this chakra into greater health. This chakra correlates to abundance both finacially & spiritually. Affirmations, visualization, and major inspiration packed into this not-to-be missed episode.    “All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.” - Tolkein    SHOW NOTES:    This is the second episode in our Chakra Soulcast Series. Make sure you have checked out the 1st episode in this series entitled, Chakras: The Rainbow Bridge Inside of You - Episode # 16. Stay tuned and be on the lookout for these upcoming “Soulcasts” where we will go chakra by chakra (one episode per each chakra) and you can learn even about this powerful mystical technology that blends Eastern Wisdom & Modern Day life so you can move towards more mystical mastery and mindfulness living.  
2/27/202155 minutes, 36 seconds
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Chakras - The Rainbow Bridge Inside of You

Did you know that there are potent spinning wheels of profound energy & potentiality within yourself known as “Chakras'' that process all of your lived experiences? In this 40 minute episode, discussed is an overview of what chakras are, their subtle body anatomy, and how knowing where they are and how to relate to them can shift your life in positive and significant ways. These energy processing centers live at the intersectionality of your body, breath, emotions, intuition and soul. At the end of this “Soulcast”, you will be led through a guided meditation on a journey to experience these powerful portals within your own being. *Note: This episode is the first in a series of 8 “Soulcast” episodes, detailing the chakras one-by-one and their unique empowerments, so be on the lookout for 7 more episodes on this topic to come! Consider becoming a Patreon Supporter at the $5/$10/$30/$50 levels & receive all sorts of amazing discounts my guests have to offer. Please share about The Modern Mystic Podcast with your friends, family & anyone else whom you think might enjoy it! Thank you!
2/20/202142 minutes, 10 seconds
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Why You Are Your Own Soulmate

So often as humans, we traverse the earth looking for another to complete us, a soul mate, a twin flame. Or sometimes we are in romantic partnership, but are left feeling a continued sense of longing or dissatisfaction, even when our partners are pretty great. This 25 minute uplifting “Soulcast” is punctuated with some concrete practices you can use in your day-to-day life towards feeling more whole & complete. Please share about The Modern Mystic Podcast with your friends, family & anyone else whom you think might enjoy it!  Please consider becoming a Patreon Supporter at the $5/$10/$30/$50 levels & receive all sorts of BONUS content; amazing yoga & meditation videos in addition to significant discounts my guests have to offer! Thank you!
2/14/202125 minutes, 49 seconds
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Astrology & Relationships: Top 12 Things to Know About Your People’s Chart & Your Own

How the mystical art of astrology can interface in concrete ways into ALL of your relationships, including your relationship with yourself, in concrete ways. Knowing the key elements of your birth chart & of those you love can usher in harmony, understanding and healing with oneself & with that of others. Discussed is how we can use 12 key aspects of a chart to illuminate our daily lives in order to expedite growth & development on our life’s journey as well as find inspiration. Show Notes: GET FREE CHART READINGS  astro-charts.com Astro.com There is ancient wisdom in astrology. What is an astrological “chart?” The energies & gifts that the challenges in our charts and lives reveal. Our relationship to ourself lays the foundation for our entire life. How knowledge of your chart can help you see yourself differently and allow compassion to flow and knowing the info. in your loved ones’ chart can do the same. Your sun is what you want, your moon is what you need and your rising is how you go about getting it. Resources mentioned: Debora Silverman - Tara's Teacher  https://debrasilvermanastrology.com/  Robert Hand - Astrologer https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Hand/e/B00455KLIC%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share  Stephen Forrest - Astrologer https://www.forrestastrology.com/  Top 12 things you should know about your chart and of those you love: Sun sign The House that your natal sun is in.  Moon sign.  Natal Moon phase:The backdrop to your life. astrocal.co.uk/find-out-your-moon-phase/  The house that your natal moon is in:  Where your “progressed moon” is currently at by sign and house.  Mercury (including retrograde!)  Venus Mars Saturn - astrocal.co.uk/astro/astrology/saturn-return-calculator/ Rising Sign The Nodes of the Moon *Get a FREE PDF of detailed notes on everything discussed at: https://www.patreon.com/modernmysticlove Consider becoming a Patreon Supporter at the $5/$10/$30/$50 levels & receive all sorts of amazing discounts my guests have to offer including a $20 OFF Astrology Reading with Tara Vogel!   Interview Guest Tara Vogel’s Info. Taravogel.com Get profound daily insights from Tara on IG: @luminaryparenting Please share about The Modern Mystic Podcast with your friends, family & anyone else whom you think might enjoy or benefit from it! Thank you!
1/30/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Powerful Life Tool of Tarot Cards

The Universe, the unconscious part of our psyche, and our intuition sometimes speak to us in signs & symbols, archetypes & stories. Tarot Cards are a way of accessing valuable information about ourselves and our lives to support us & move us forward on our journey of growth & development. Covered in this fascinating & practical episode is how to choose & work with a deck in the most skillful way. Also broken down is the history of Tarot as well as the archetypes of the “famous cards” in a traditional European deck (i.e. the fool, the emperor, the priestess, the tower) called the ‘Major Arcana’ cards, and how they can teach you important lessons for your soul’s growth & your life’s work. Also covered is how to do a 3 card: Past, Present, & Future reading, if cards have meaning upside down, & how to find your “soul card” and “annual theme card” using numerology.  SHOW NOTES: DECKS: 3 Pillar Decks of “Traditional” European Tarot: Rider-Waite Deck Tarot Marseille (french) Thoth by Aleister Crowley Feminine Centered / Feminist Centered Deck Mother Peace Traditional Tarot Deck (Feminist Angle)  http://www.motherpeace.com/index.php?loc=products    Michael McQueen, Expert Intuitive Tarot Card Reader & Psychic’s Info: https://sacredeyestarot.weebly.com/  [email protected]  IG: @saintlytarotmystic F-book: Sacred Eyes Tarot
1/9/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 3 seconds
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Resolution Solution: The Power in Transitions

In this Soulcast, Kilkenny offers some very interesting perspectives on times of transition & how we can resolve to make them sacred thresholds in concrete ways. Every day, month, year and even hour, are truly gateways through which we can uplevel our life if we are conscious of their potentiality and are willing to take some time to contemplate ALL the angles in the present moment in order to keep the perspectives of our lives & its challenges fresh. So whether you are on the precipice of a large transition or seemingly none, this episode will inspire you to integrate all parts of yourself and your life’s experience, and to use the challenges as well as the gains as a launching pad for your future goals in an enlightened way. FInd out how. *Note: This episode ends with a sumptuous meditation that can be repeated again & again
12/31/202032 minutes, 28 seconds
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Energy Hacks: Harnessing Energy on the Inside & Out

In this dynamic episode, discussed are ways you can manage, fortify and amplify the energies around you and within. How to optimize energy in the spaces we live & work with a variety of strategies such as Feng Shui, herbs, crystals & more. Discussed are the differences between being an “Empath” and an “H.S.P.” (Highly Sensitive Person) or both! Also elucidated are tips on how to protect your own energy when working with others & how to develop one’s own intuition & psychic abilities such as clairvoyance, claircognizance, clairsentience & clairaudience. Pathways into: past life regression work; connecting to our ancestors & calling in our spirit allies are also discussed as gateways of support to amplify & enhance the energy in our lives right now. This juicy conversation ends with a lovely 3 minute “Grounding Meditation” that incorporates “tapping” from the Emotional Freedom Technique healing modality which can be done daily.   Highly Sensitive Person Quiz https://hsperson.com/  Past Life Regression Session with Brian Weiss https://youtu.be/AvZLc4GfJEo  Crystals www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-crystal-bible-judy-hall/1012522428 Alexa Houser: Intuitive Business Coach/ Healer/ Inner Bloom Podcast Co-Host  www.alexasoothes.com
11/21/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 9 seconds
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Exploring the Element of Water: Within & Without

In this empowering & fascinating episode, we discuss all things H2O from the scientific realms into the spiritual realms. Since our bodies & this planet are arguably more made up of water than any other element, we discuss many tactics & strategies to work with & deepen our relationship with water which can support enhanced physical, mental, sexual & energetic health.   Topics include: Water’s power to connect us with our gnosis & our self knowing How to consciously work with water in day-to-day life  How to create water rituals Understanding water on a molecular level & as a liquid crystal: Structured (Healthy/Crystalline/Easy/Hexagonal) Water vs. Bulk (Dead) Water What is the healthiest form of drinking water & where can we get it ? The second sacral chakra & its connection to our sacred & sexual waters The 3 different type of female orgasms  The Lemurian Legend and maintaining the “Lemurian Frequency”   LINKS & RESOURCES Dr. Emoto https://www.masaru-emoto.net/en/ Dr. Vogel http://marcelvogel.org/ Documentary: Sacred Waters  https://sacredwater-movie.com/ The Hidden Messages in Water by Emoto Maseru The Forth Phase of Water by Gerald Pollack Water Codes by Carly Nuday Water & Sexuality by Michael Odent The Water Code by Rainey Highley  Female Ejaculation and the G-Spot by Deborah Sundahl Local Water Resources Find a spring near you: findaspring.com  What is in your tap water? : www.ewg.org/tapwater/   Water Filters:  https://livepristine.com/collections/water-revival-systems www.osmiowater.co.uk/bigberkey   Raw Spring Water Service: (East Coast) https://tourmalinespring.com/?rfsn=3276224.64492c (West Coast) https://alivewaters.com/    
10/25/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 31 seconds
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Meditation Evolution & Tantra Revolution: Part 2

What is Tantra? Why is it such a potent path for opening doorways of awareness and upleveling our lives in this modern day age? How can we apply its wisdom from working with both our pleasant & more challenging emotions and embrace all moments as doorways to the Divine? Why is Tantra often associated with sex? In this sumptuous conversation that I have with meditation master, intellectual powerhouse & former non-dual tantric monk, Sally Kempton, we also delve into the practices of working with Indian goddess & god energies to awaken qualities within ourselves and within our lives & relationships that we wish to engender. Also covered are strategies for starting, enlivening and/or continuing a meditation practice.  *Bonus: the conversation concludes with a 9 minute tantric meditation that can be done separately as well and can become a daily support to your practice. Sally’s Books: “Meditation for the Love of It” “Awakening Shakti” sallykempton.com
9/13/202047 minutes, 33 seconds
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Meditation Evolution & Tantra Revolution: Part 1

In this riveting conversation I have with meditation master, intellectual powerhouse & former non-dual tantric monk, Sally Kempton, we discuss: the power of initiations; tapping into the invisible as well as the visible; the awakening of Kundalini Energy (one’s spiritual energy) & why meditate? Is there a difference between Mindfulness & Meditation and also what’s the difference between Religion & Spirituality? So many juicy topics are covered including how meditation opens up one’s intuition.    Sally’s Books: “Meditation for the Love of It” “Awakening Shakti” sallykempton.com
9/13/202058 minutes, 12 seconds
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Find Your Courage & Live From the Core

Courage is a key concept in various mystical & spiritual traditions. In this “Soulcast”, Kilkenny explores how we can work with it as a keystone practice & how it can interface with anxiety and depression. “It takes courage to grow up & be who you really are.” - e.e. cummings  The process of both becoming and unbecoming are essential to living a life steeped in courage  as we learn to take this powerful & ancient concept to heart. This inspiring episode is punctuated with a supremely lovely mindfulness meditation which can be done separately as a practice unto itself.   
9/9/202035 minutes, 38 seconds
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Art as Activism, Art as Practice

Art is a powerful vehicle & practice that can create healing & transformation on the inside of ourselves and in our outer communities at large. Join visionary professional artist, Kathryn Pannepacker, and I for this fascinating conversation about her integrating art making as a practice towards healing, wholeness and empowerment. We discuss the importance of moving towards what sets your soul “on fire” and following the breadcrumb signs from the Universe. The art of ritual as self care for those of us who output a lot; making pockets of space & time between transitional moments; and noticing patterns around us are all ways to make our lives more artful.    Art IS for everyone (yes, even those who don’t think we are “good” at it!) and offers an embodied meditation when practiced. Become inspired by her renegade “art activism” and hear about her community art projects which have changed countless lives at homeless shelters, retirement homes, addiction facilities and turned urban blight into uplifted spaces.   “Harm Reduction” verbiage and being mindful of our language when speaking of folks dealing with addiction challenges & homelessness as a way to be respectful and shifting our view of them as “the other.”   “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” - Oscar Wilde   Our lives are our masterpieces and we are the artist to make them so if we step into this awareness and practice it.   ✨BLESSING ✨ "When you find sorrow in your heart, may faith, hope and love comfort you. When you are afraid and overwhelmed, may you find courage and support.  Let this string I tie on your wrist remind you of the precious dear one you are, and let your life be a blessing with your resolve for peace."   The Healing Blanket Project/K. Pannepacker website: www.kpannepacker.com contact info: [email protected] social media: FB, IG, and Twitter at @kpannepacker FB page for Adopt a FGenct/Sponsort a Shag: https://www.facebook.com/AdoptAFenceSponsorAShag/
7/24/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 43 seconds
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Understanding & Upleveling Racial & Environmental Activism as a Practice

As conscious human beings, how can we refine the inner work we do in service of showing up in this society with a deepening understanding and commitment to racial and environmental activism in order to birth a more sustainable society for us all? This sacred and important work includes acts of compassion, sacrifice and moments of re-education and recognition of simultaneously our oneness and our diversity, both of which are true gifts when in alignment with our deepest values. Join Kimberly McGlonn, P.h.D., founder & CEO of the sustainable clothing company, Grant Boulevard, for an insightful conversation about race and its history, the idea of “the other” and how we can explore within ourselves mindful choices and attitudes that reflect our conscious core values.   Challenging and investigating one’s own notions of criminalization, one’s consumer choices in addition to ways white individuals can reflect on their white privilege and uplevel their choices surrounding it, we will explore the yogic adage “You are not me, you are something like me, you are me, all at once.” In addition to delving into concepts of “One-ness”, we unpack “Spiritual Bypassing” which when understood can afford us supporting more fully the African American community within our spiritual communities. Also discussed are the ways racism and the ways we treat our planet are intrinsically connected.   Show Resources: “Parable of the Sower” by Octavia Butler (Book)  “13th” A documentary film by Ava DuVernay “I Am Not Your Negro” a film directed by Raoul Peck and written by James Baldwin “White Supremacy & the Earth System.” - A Paper by Nafeez Ahmed “Pleasure Activism” by Adrienne Maree Brown Anything by author, Bell Hooks
6/16/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 27 seconds
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Working with Story, Myth AND Our Emotions

Celebrated International Storyteller, Yoga Teacher & Speaker, Sianna Sherman, and I talk about: How the Modern Mystic path is a road for anyone and everyone...not just an “esoteric” lifestyle but one that mitigates and balances the stress from our extremely high paced modern day lives. How stories and myth are a “language of our soul “ and can act as profound experiences to expand your awareness, self knowing & self empowerment. A moving storytelling of the Myth of the Phoenix which spans many traditions and cultures. And why YOU are the Phoenix. What the rapidly growing yoga philosophy called “Tantra” is and how you can apply it to support the evolution and upgraded experience of your day-to-day life.  The idea of the Dalai Lama’s “Embodying Transcendence” and not trying to escape life through practices, but to view and use everything in our lives as a gateway into the experience of the mystical. Using the revelatory Tantric Practice of the “Rasas”, the emotional flavors/essences of life, to come into more harmony and potency within ourselves and to act more skillfully in the world. Not denying our uncomfortable feelings but working with them for when we do, we come into our full power on this planet. In not repressing our feelings but by working masterfully with them, we usher ourselves into a state of “wakeful wakingness.” In this state, we are more awake to the moments of our life which is more fulfilling.  https://www.rasayoga.com/ http://www.siannasherman.com/
5/14/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 53 seconds
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Everything You Need to Know About Astrology

Astrology is an amazingly powerful technology to help you live your life in the most optimized way. Join this compelling conversation with professional astrologer, Natalie Levin, and learn how your sun, moon and rising signs can help you deal with the world and mange your relationships more skillfully. Concrete insights about the upside and challenges of each zodiac archetype and SO much more wisdom is elucidated about this juicy ancient science. Astrology resources: Anne Ortelee Astrologer The New Paradigm Astrology Cooperative | Brought To You By Kaypacha! Astrology Blog, Free Horoscopes, Monthly horoscopes, Weekly horoscopes, Astrology Nadiya Shah https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiZRbBbLlxnGRNsX9XPlWUw Sagittarius New Moon December 17-18th 2017 - Aligning Our Ambition & Ethics to Build a Better World Jessica Lanyadoo https://feelingfoxyafter40.com/ https://galacticmystic.com/?fbclid=IwAR2gPqd4_O7pblQvYhKnILs0ieuTzBX8WsqNXisUJr4zft13vBz_m70W_24 Description of Services    
5/3/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 56 seconds
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Dharma Does It

"Dharma" is a powerful concept & touchstone in yogic philosophy that can be woven into the fabric of day-to-day life to stay inspired and manifest the life of your dreams while supporting society as well. Join the inspiring Kilkenny for this  "Soulcast" to get grounded & lifted.
4/29/202029 minutes, 38 seconds
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What does it mean to be a Modern Mystic?

What does it mean to be a "Modern Mystic" in this current moment of time and humanity? In this "Soulcast" Kilkenny offers her inspiring thoughts on how to move towards more connection, practices and lifestyle choices that support bringing more of the mystical into the mundane.
4/29/202025 minutes, 33 seconds