The Waking The Wild Show

This week's show is with Katherine Bird, a transformational leader, healer, Shamanic channel, and guide here to help facilitate the shift in human consciousness and the raising of the vibratory frequency.  She supports people through the processes of healing themselves and bringing their magic to the world.  Utilizing energy work, channeling, hands on healing, practice cultivation and deep coaching she shepherds people through their awakening and the journey to become the healers, coaches and guides they were designed to be. She helps people to open their channel and bring through wisdom, healing and guidance while remaining stable and grounded.

She supports high-performing coaches, healers and leaders to manage their energy, boundaries and demands on them personally and physically, in order to sustain and scale their impact in the world.

In this week's show, we explored the gift of sensitivity - what it is and why we humans have it and then how we can honour and grow this gift. This episode isn't just for people who know they're a healers, psychic or empath - I really think it's for all of us.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • High sensitivity can show up as anxiety, depression, strong emotions and an aversion to some experiences and people. It's so poorly understood in today's world that we often medicate ourselves in various ways into deadening our sensitivity.
  • 25% of the population is highly sensitive though it might well be more like 100% of us in a more natural lifeway where it hasn't been conditioned out of us! We would have needed these sensitivities to hunt, to find plants, to heal and to understand the world we were deeply connected to.
  • Channeling can look like all kinds of things - art, music, or healing - and it's usually unique in how it shows up, so it won't look like other examples you've seen. We're all special snowflakes :) In order to honour your sensitivities: ask for help and guidance, follow the breadcrumbs, and play!
Direct download: Kat_Bird_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:52am EDT

This week's show is with Ed Anthony and Charlie Turner, founders of Mental Wellbeing in Schools. This organisation is dedicated to delivering workshops and coaching sessions to students, parents, staff and teachers around how to access wellbeing via what Ed and Charlie describe as an 'Inside-Out understanding'.

In this week's show, we explore why there is such a high occurrence of mental health problems in children of school age now. Eating disorders, self harm, anxiety, depression, lack of self confidence, and suicidal thoughts have become commonplace, even in children as young as 10 years old. And we then talked about what Ed and Charlie are seeing is at least part of the solution to this problem.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The level of pressure on children these days is immense - Ed and Charlie see that this is due to pressures from the school which is exacerbated by the lack of true connection with their families and spending huge amounts of time on social media. Their minds are so busy and filled with negative thinking.
  • Children today are in a system that's inherently designed to create pressure for them to be different to their natural tendencies, they have so little time and freedom to play, to try things out, to make mistakes, make their own decisions, and to be in nature.  Teachers are under similar levels of pressure and aren't shown how to have wellbeing themselves, let alone do the things that would allow their students to be happy and well.
  • Ed and Charlie's work is based on the premise that everybody has innate mental health (they just don't know it yet) and they don't understand how their ability to think affects them. When children feel that Ed and Charlie see them as whole and well, instead of seeing them as their diagnosis or as damaged, it allows them to begin to open up to feeling that way about themselves - from there incredible changes happen.
  • Ultimately, the hope for the future is that we can create a culture that's built on a foundation of understanding how children really learn - through their natural curiosity.  Wouldn’t that be a cool thing?


Direct download: Ed_Anthony__Charlie_Turner_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT

This week's show is with Zakiya Gayle, The Confident Woman's Secret Weapon. Her mantra of "every woman deserves to feel like a goddess" has led her to bring over 300 powerful women's inner Fire back to life on the beaches of Tobago, Barbados, and St. Lucia.

Zakiya understands intimately the power of connection and mystique. Using her signature Z Method, Zakiya helps a select group of women per year discover the secrets of true connection and learn how to use it to improve their business, relationships, and life.

In this week's show, Zakiya takes us on a rip-roaring journey exploring how women can exude feminine power without a sprinkle of makeup or showing an inch of skin. We spoke about how that relates to women living in a more ‘natural’ state, rather than how we been conditioned to live in today’s crazy modern world. Zakiya is a total force of nature and this show was quite an experience, let's just say if you're of sensitive disposition, grab your smelling salts and brace yourself for a journey through masturbation, self-love, your true self and more!

I’d love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let’s carry on the conversation… please leave a comment below.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Most women today have been conditioned to cover up metaphorically and literally, to live small and to hide their feminine power - the pandemic of invisibility as Zakiya describes it. Zakiya talks about recognising that all women have the potential for creating life. When we recognise and embrace that creative, euphoric energy, we grow used to living that way and it feels like home.
  • Get in touch with your body, give yourself pleasure and get to know your energy and your true self. Discover where you've hidden your soul. When you know the true beauty of yourself and your body then no-one can tell you anything negative about you or your body that has any impact. Conversely when you feel love for yourself then you don't need it from others but instead you can be open to enjoy and play with it.
  • I loved how Zakiya talked about looking in the mirror and feeling love and appreciation for yourself - ask yourself "What's my favourite part of myself?" That's something that I've been trying recently and initially it was surprisingly alien but has already become more natural.
  • Lastly, I could really feel what Zakiya talked about women's communities and connection and how much we lack that in today's modern world. That role of the community has been removed as if we can somehow continue function well without it. Let's see how we can start to grow together, support each other, talk to each other's souls... and let's see the awesomeness that we can create together then!
Direct download: Zakiyak_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:31pm EDT