Oct 13, 2019

Soul Crush *BONUS* Power of Love w David H Wagner

In today's Episode we explore the traditional teachings of Tantra yoga and how we can embody them in our lives today. David H Wagner and I explore the context many spiritual teachings emerged from and how to apply them with more compassion to our lives today.

 

We have an online Power of Love Inner Yoga Teacher Training coming up this week for those interested in deepening their practice, learning mroe about mantra, meditation, yoga, the origins of it and SO MUCH MORE!

 

Find more about David here and stay connected to us on Instagram @artofloving.

 

 

Oct 12, 2019

Soul Crush *Bonus* Episode on Intimacy w Olivia Clementine

Join us for this very special episode with Olivia Clementine. We discuss everything from navigating challenges in romantic partnership, to intimacy with all things, including practical ways to develop and nurture that in your own life. What it means to be ALIVE and how to create and cultivate self-love. There is a meditation for you to practice at the end. Stay in touch with Olivia here and on Instagram @olivia_clementine and with us @artofloving. Stay tuned for another bonus and new season coming....

Apr 30, 2019

Soul Crush Ep. 17 w Sara Avant Stover – Redemption + Radical Recognition

In this One Year anniversary and closing of this season of Soul Crush we get down with teacher and author Sara Avant Stover.

We get all into healing, the voice, speaking up, abortion and how we heal shame through sharing. How we are being asked to not only work on ourselves, but to turn around and do something to contribute to the wider problems int he world. Thank you for tuning in and send us feedback, join us on retreat in Ojai and connect on instagram @artofloving.

"We cannot draw boundaries between our Dark Goddess energy, sexual energy, creative energy, health and vitality, and spiritual energy — they are all one and the same. We need to recognise our innocent, luminous, erotic nature — not just with our minds, but also through our direct participation in life.

Once our raw vitality wakes up from old trauma and frozenness, it melts into the nectar that transforms the darkness into light, spirit into matter." (from The Book of SHE)

Learn more about Sara here.

"There is a soul thread, that is why we keep harping on the same things over and over, whether it's the message we are sharing with the world, or the issues we are working on ourselves, they are the same and we keep peeling back the layers."

Part of the healing of our world requires the healing of how we heal. Next month Sara is speaking in the Women’s Wellness Council to help shift this. Join her for this free, four-day interview series from the May 20-23 featuring conversations with fourteen pioneers of healing and feminine awakening to support and inspire women on a healing path.

Her interview is called “Coming Home to Yourself” and will air on May 21 at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern/6pm UK BST.

You can join me here: www.WomensWellnessCouncil.com

 

Feb 8, 2019

Soul Crush Ep. 16 Aimee Cartier – A Rainbow of Intuition + Empathy

 

On todays show I am sharing the wisdom and inspiration of friend and founder of Intuition University, Aimee Cartier. I found our conversation to be so healing and feel into her energy as just a clear, colorful channel, a rainbow if you will, of practical tools to take you home into your own magic of your own intuition and empathy. 

Please enjoy and give us a rating on iTunes, reach out with any questions on instagram @artofloving or on our website TheLoveRecovery.com.

Aimée Cartier is a psychic guide who specializes in helping her clients discern what choices are in their highest and best interest so they have the information they need to act on and align with their own Highest Good.  She’s known for her clear, accurate insight and her attention to practical details.  She is the founder of Intuition University and Empath Intuition University where, in either private or group programs, she words with students who are ready to understand, enhance, trust and rely upon their own innate psychic skills and intuitive knowing— and to experience the empowerment and flourishing that follows.  She is the author of the book, "Getting Answers: Using Your Intuition to Discover Your Best Life.”  You can find out more about her and her work atwww.AimeeCartier.com or www.SpreadingBlessings.com

Jan 16, 2019

Soul Crush Ep. 15 Mark Whitwell – Unspeakable Beauty

 

 

On today's show of Soul Crush I get into all things God, sex, death and the true understanding of yoga of the heart as shared by Mark Whitwell. Mark is a refreshing voice of reason in a mostly otherwise mad yoga world, and proclaims repeatedly that there is a yoga for everyone while speaking to the many misunderstanding of the popularized yoga of our time.

He dismantles the ideas that we are winners or losers in our patriarchal power structures, including the spiritual world. And how we are going to restore hope in humanity by reclaiming the Mother Nature wildness that is this body. I am very grateful to have shared this time.

Find Mark and his upcoming training in Bali on his website and on Instagram. Rate us on iTunes and reach out to me @artofloving with questions and feedback.

"Each one of us is the power of the cosmos that is arising s pure intelligence that even science cannot understand. It is unspeakable beauty, life. Everything in the natural world is utter beauty, sunlight on the water, each star, and each person is that beauty. And we are intrinsically in perfect harmony with the rest of the cosmos. That's just how it is.

You are the power of the cosmos, pure intelligence and unspeakable beauty, in perfect intrinsic harmony with the entire cosmos. This is the fact. It is not the hopeful spiritual language. It is not poetry. It is a fact. The ancient Yogas of participation allow your mind to be cognizant of this fact and rest in the natural state.

Without receptivity being half the process of asana, (the very purpose of strength is to receive) the popular ideas of Yoga are continuing the delusion of needing to get somewhere as if you are not already the power and beauty of reality. Yoga is participation only in what we have already been given; not an attempt to get somewhere. The struggle of mediocre gymnastics being called Yoga today were founded by misogynist men and unwittingly passed on by enthusiasts, men and women who exploit the gullibility of the public.

The public, already programmed by the dark assumptions of religious power structure that built civilization are already susceptible to the search for a future alternative state in the name of Yoga. This enterprise is the active denial of the natural state, the perfect harmony- union of all with All, including the female-male polarity, which is the nurturing power of All. A pathology abounds of the need to create teachings of all kinds, being teachers, passing on teachings, even after death, obsession over institutional and personal legacy.

When all the while Mother Nature is doing a perfect job in bringing us forth and sustaining us in her abundance. Man’s heaven has created a hell of this abundant paradise. There is no need for a teaching. For men to be absorbed in the natural state and committed to Mother Earth and women here is the perfect preparation for death. Not the obsession with teachings and legacy. The search denies the feminine and Mother Earth. It creates the vulgar denial or exaggeration of sex. God realization is in the other direction. We must wake down then we wake up; the embrace of all tangible conditions, body breath and relationship in that order. That’s where God is.

Mark is interested in developing an authentic yoga practice for the individual, based on the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar, with whom he enjoyed a relationship for more than twenty years. Mark’s teachings clarify the profound passion and relevance of ancient wisdom to contemporary life.

Mark has taught yoga for over three decades throughout the US, Asia, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and is the editor and contributor to TKV Desikachar's book The Heart of Yoga.

 

Dec 7, 2018

Soul Crush Ep. 14 Raïna Manuel-Paris – Yes and Hallelujah

"When you move so fast, where do you find that still point where you can remember you have this incredible participation in life, that your essence is that of absolute inseparability from life, that is the heart of love, that is this incredible universe and planet we are a part of."

In today's show I had the great honor to see this amazing author, teacher, and guide Raïna Manuel-Paris. We cover what it means to truly listen and relate, the inherent truth of our being, I read one of my fave poems that she has written, lots about Love, how our inner world affects our outer, and some amazing stories and myths that bring a greater understanding to the heart work I know many of you do.

Please give us a rating on iTunes and reach out with any questions and if you need nay heart support! Enjoy the wisdom held in this episode.

"If you can not truly listen without an agenda, if you cannot truly connect to the other person, if you cant really hear what the other person is saying, if you cannot see who they really are in their heart, in their vulnerability, then how can you relate to that person. How do you relate and how can you bring love into the equation." 

Raïna Manuel-Paris, born in Paris, France, lived in England and then moved to the United States in her early twenties. Her love of transformational story telling has taken her from an MFA in Film from Columbia University to a Ph.D. in Mythological studies and Depth Psychology. She is a published writer of non-fiction, poetry and several scholarly articles, as well as a documentary filmmaker. Her understanding of what gives meaning to daily life has led her to her work with dreams, and to include meditation practice in her classrooms.

     She also speaks on several subjects including “Love: Primal agent of change”, “War, Trauma and Spiritual Transformation”, and “The Major Arcanas of the Tarot as a Sacred Life Path”.  "The Cradle and The Crown" is her passion. It is a unique process she has developed over time. With it she helps people recover their natural innate joy and claim a felt sense of inner authority. She has been learning the frame drum, the ancient drum of priestesses, and Natural Horsemanship with the great teacher and trainer Chris Sobenes.

     "To come to a deeper understanding of the Self, and our connection to the Mystery, and Magic of this Life, one must embrace the relationship between ourselves and the world around us; one must have the awareness that we are part of the Natural World, not separate from it."

 

God is a Black Woman Writer by Raïna Manuel-Paris

God is a black woman writer
her name is Maya
Toni and Angela
God is a black woman writer
Alice Walker
sister outsider
God is a wild woman writer
Oh Oh Oh what a numinous power
God is a wild woman writer
‘Cause Pale and Male is not forever
And you got to know Mirabai and Sylvia,
And you got to know Emily and Djuna
And you got to say YES and Halleluiah (x2)

And god is a wild dancer
A winter night shape shifter
A new born cosmic dreamer
‘Cause your mother needs a prayer
And anything DEAD coming back to life hurts
Because never having your own life hurts
And you got to love your flesh
You got to love your flesh
And you got to love your hands
‘Cause they won’t
You know they won’t
They would rather cut off your hands
And tear out your heart if they can
And sew up your lips
Sew up your lips
And keep you silent
Yes keep you silent
But you were not born to be a slave
No! No! No! Not a slave
To history or family
Bigotry, or Patriarchy,
No! You were not born to be a slave

And you got to say YES, and Halleluiah (x2)
And the way forward is with a broken heart
All the way down to the wet ground of the heart
Because it’s all about love
It’s always been about love
Your inside eyes, you must trust
Before it all turns to dust
They show you a new vision
Your genius-heart-life-mission
Dancing like a maenad,
And praying like a nomad
Gathering all the storms
‘Cause you’ve never had a home
And there is no time to rewind
The trap of your embattled mind
Because it’s never been about making sense
No, it’s never been about making sense
It’s always been about making Self
O yes, it’s always been about making Self
God is a wild woman writer
And your broken broken broken heart is the healer
And you got to say YES and Halleluiah (x2)

Oct 29, 2018

Soul Crush Ep. 13 Susanna Harwood Rubin - My Body is a Forest

 

Today's show is a very special one, and I am super grateful for the fearlessness of this woman in sharing her story, wisdom and heart with us. Susanna is a longtime, devoted wild woman yogini, a Scorpio, and she shares with us poetry, wisdom about the goddess, her journey healing breast cancer and all the intensity that entails.

 

I read some of her deeply moving writing, have a few laughs and a good time with my friend, and now yours, Susanna.

 

Please enjoy the episode, learn more about Susanna's teaching and writing here. Follow us on instagram @artofloving and please contact me through my website at artoflovingyou.com.

 

May God bless your heart and bring healing to those who are suffering. 

 

 

Oct 9, 2018

Soul Crush Ep. 12 Ike Ndolo - Finding Faith w Every Rising Sun

 

Our humanness is the path to this great acceptance that we don't have to become something or (someone else) to be connected, to live inside the experience of Grace and I know our suffering is a part of that.

 

Every road has its story.

 

"Music is so transcendant and can break down a lot of barriers and walls. Grace is huge bc you haven't even asked for it but it's available. Even the biggest sinner is never far from Grace. When it comes to your run of the mill mistakes like ones I've made that's really good news. But it's almost like too big in a way, that Grace is so big it's available to everyone no matter who you are. Which I think for some people is a hard thing to wrap their minds around. Nobody is beyond Grace. God is always near. We are not abandoned that to me is encouraging and beautiful. Even in the midst of our own brokenness in a broken world, a very broken world, we are not abandoned. I believe in the endurance of the soul." - Ike Ndolo

 
Growing up in Missouri as the son of Nigerian immigrants, the life of Ike Ndolo is a woven tapestry of experiences: hymns and Bob Marley, injustice and mercy, discrimination and acceptance. As a result, Ike has become a well-tested navigator of the human experience. He aims to share and guide you through stories that inform and even reorient your perspective.
 
With deep and soulful gospel roots, Ike draws from new wave R&B and powerful, vocal-driven performances, calling on modern influences such as Anderson .Paak and St. Paul and the Broken Bones. Sprinkle in some synth beats and surprising deconstructions of his former style and this makes his newest album, “Shine,” a monument that musically mirrors the many worlds he walks through daily.
Ike Ndolo released three singles in the summer of 2018, “Guiding Light,” “Your Table” & “Follow Me,” all of which are featured on his third LP, “Shine,” released on September 17th, 2018. Recorded at Gnome Studios in Nashville, TN in conjunction with Hardspeak Records.
 
I am BEYOND excited to share this episode of Soul Crush featuring Ike Ndolo, an amazing musican and human of devotion. We get in to how music heals and transmits the energy of Grace, working with grief and spreading the true teachings of Christ. 
 

What a deep honor have a listen and find Ike's music on spotify, connect with him on his website and instagram. Subscribe and give us a rating on iTunes and find us on Instagram @artofloving.

Sep 25, 2018

Soul Crush Ep. 11 Kaypacha Lescher - Death + Resurrection

 

In episode 11 of Soul Crush we receive great wisdom and inspiration from esoteric astrologer and kundalini teacher Kaypacha. I attended one of his retreats and have been following his weekly reports for abour 4 or 5 years, and he has had a big influence on my life and heart! We get into the shadow and closing of this Jupiter in Scorpio season, how to share before you're "ready", and how to be such a fearless truth teller in a world full of illusions.

 

Find Kaypacha on his website to sign up for his weekly 'Pele Report', his programs and retreats. In this episode get into how we grow through relationship, and how we can become empowered to create what is needed, necessary, and beautiful.

 

"In reality, as hard as it can be, there is this death of the illusion that births the resurrection to maturity, objectivity, wisdom... it's growing up. It's this Saturn in Capricorn, becoming more of an elder. So it's been a year of growth that has not been pretty. Intensity shows you what your made of. A lot of times we have to dig deeper down into ourselves for the resources, power, will, discipline, determination, the intensity is an opportunity for accelated growth." 

 

Kaypacha has more than 40 years of experience as an astrologer and spiritual practitioner. His approach to healing spirit, mind, and body through emotional release and Kundalini yoga utilizes astrology as a healing art.

In addition to personal readings, he brings astrology to everyone through international lectures, experiential workshops, writing and teaching.

He is the author of "The Pele Report", a weekly astrological YouTube forecast and numerous magazine and online articles. Using yoga, meditation and nature for self-renewal and natural law as his guide, his work brings balance, love, and joy to others and the planet.

 

 

Aug 31, 2018

Soul Crush Ep. 10 Alyson Charles - Humility as a Healer

On today's episode 10 of Soul Crush I have the good fortune to conenct with global thought leader, mystic keynote speaker, and tv host Alyson Charles. We talk everything form her main guru Jesus, channel in some sweet messages and mostly share a powerful time in the healing vortex with one another and now with YOU! It felt so good to receive this powerful woman's superpowers that stream from the supernatural into this very world we walk around.

Find Alyson here on her site  and instagram @iamalysoncharles and please find us on iTunes, give us a rating and reach out with any feedback or insights, I would love to hear from you. Find me on instagram @artofloving. 

More about Alyson -

Alyson has been a leading pioneer in merging the worlds of consciousness and media, taking it to places it has never been before:  she made history becoming the first person to ever perform on stage in the 25-year-history of the HBO Film Festival, where she guided a long-form meditation for over 10,000 peopleand regularly partners with and speaks at renowned global brands like The New York Times, National Geographic Channel, Tory Burch, Forbes, Art Basel, SAKS, ABC Radio, ELLE, SELF and others and now, through Alyson Charles Shamanic PR, she offers PR & branding services to clients making positive change for the world.

Alyson’s entire life path, since birth, has been immersed in one facet of healthy, awakened living to the next – intensive studies and journalism with metaphysics, national champion athlete, division I college coach, advanced certified personal trainer, advanced studies and immersions in meditation, healing, journeying and mysticism with other global leaders, indigenous elders of Mapuche Pewenche Nation, Mapuche Lafkenche territory, and the Catarpe of the Likan Antay Nation of the Atacama Desert, Sufi, Celtic and Egyptian traditions, Maestro Manuel Rufino and the Golden Drum Center for Sacred Traditions, Power Path School of Shamanism, Peruvian sacred traditions taught by Tito La Rosa, initiated by African shamanic ancestral elders of Yoruba, Bantu, and Mandinka, the Tuscarora Natives, and Quetzalcoatl.
 
Alyson has shaken loose from self-imposed limitations, shares her mastery of the art of playing big in full authentic glory and her story of going from suffering to surrender to service. Her on-going commitment to continued master studies, rites of passage and immersions in shamanism and mysticism, courageously exploring the ever-evolving highest potential and assisting countless people in reconnecting to their power has landed her as a leading global voice.

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