The Primal Happiness Show

This week's show is with Dr. Sharon Blackie. Award-winning mythologist, psychologist, and writer Dr. Sharon Blackie is widely known and regarded for her publications, classes, seminars, and workshops  which centers on the growth of the mythic imagination and the applicability of myth, fairy tales, and folklore to the social, political, and environmental issues of today.

She has written five works of fiction and nonfiction, including the best-selling If Women Rose Rooted, and her work has also been published in collections, anthologies, and other international media sites, including the Guardian, the Irish Times, and the Scotsman. Her novels have been translated into other languages, and she has given interviews on her subject matter to the BBC, US public radio, and other media.

Sharon has given lectures and classes at several universities, Jungian organizations, retreat centers, and cultural events all around the world.

In this show, Sharon and Lian explored the topic of female elderhood and her work to support women to reclaim their Inner Hag, mature into their own unique expression of hagitude and pass down their deep feminine wisdom for the benefit of their community.

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:

  • We can reclaim menopause as a time of stripping away, letting go of the roles and expectations of our life and culture, allowing us to open to the deeper knowing of who we are and are to become
  • The archetypes Sharon described, such as the fairy godmother and the truth teller, are ones that it's clear are deeply needed in our culture
  • The vision Sharon spoke of, that of a wiser, more authentic world is one that many of us see is needed and are looking for solutions for... the Hag seems to be an important part of the answer

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

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Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Sharon_Blackie_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:37pm EDT

This week's show is Lian's All The Everything where she jams on an eclectic mix of topics, including questions from listeners. This is where you can get up close and personal with Lian, get inside her head and see what's she's up to and thinking about.

The making of this show airs live in our Facebook group, usually on the first Thursday at 5pm (UK time) every month. 

In this episode, Sara from Team Waking The Wild interviewed me and we dived deep into the topic: A practical guide to a day in the life of the Feminine.

We explored:

  • What is the Feminine and what does the definition suggest about there being an inner Masculine?
  • How I was called into devotion to the Feminine
  • How we can hear the Feminine
  • Examples of how I begin my day

 

Resources and stuff that I spoke about:

Here are links to a few podcast episodes on shadow:

Depiction of Elen of the Ways, called Sovereignty by Peter Yankowski, and Soul of the rose by John William Waterhouse.

Thank you for listening!

There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Thursday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):

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Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: ATE_Sep_2022_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

This week's show is with John Patrick Morgan. John Patrick is a Philosopher and Champion for Being whose life purpose is to serve the one person in front of him, right here and right now. To see them fully, to create who they are and to make a meaningful difference for them honestly and completely.

He leads a team of Creating Champions who teach, coach, and guide thousands of entrepreneurs and artists in being more free, loving, and powerful. By learning and embodying the Creating perspective, their clients achieve a union of outcomes in spiritual growth, material success, and social impact. The foundation of John Patrick Morgan’s role as a philosopher, teacher, and guide, is his being a real-world practitioner. He walks his talk, lives what he teaches, and has a genuine and powerful commitment to creating everybody.

Post his formal studies in Physics and Mathematics, John Patrick built multiple small businesses (including one from a laptop and a backpack before the term ‘digital nomad’ existed), developed real estate, traveled the world for years on end, coached human rights leaders, recorded albums & toured with his band, created a kids library in Cambodia, learned to scuba dive & pilot gliders, published writing and photography, competed as a black belt & triathlete, trained with Buddhist monks in India, cycled toured for months and many other adventures. In recent years, his adventures have turned inward as his family came to be. He and his wife now reside with their two young boys in the countryside at 4000′ on a mountain in Maui.

Beyond his daily work with clients, he has been invited to share his ideas and spirit on numerous stages. (TEDx, Global Citizens Forum, BBC & SkyTV, YES Group, Interesting Talks London, InsideOut Movement, METal International, educational institutions, etc.) At a private event, attended by many of the world’s billionaires, JP was invited to speak on creating a world world without borders. At the University of Cambridge, he was the subject of a covert study between the psychology and business departments where researchers sought to understand the impact of his state of being.

In this conversation, John Patrick and I explored the archetype of the King - what he means to each of us, how and why JP has been working with him and what doing so has created so far in his life.

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:

  • As JP shared, we can often have wounds around powerful archetypes like the King and the Queen, bringing those wounds and the truth of the archetypes into awareness can be deeply healing and ultimately, create a portal to expansion into deeper aspects of ourselves
  • The King provides a level of elevation, where a man embodying him can see the impersonal truth of things and the vast array of possibilities available to him, and I loved how JP described moving between that elevation and then back into the reality of his physical body, where some things are not possible or aligned but other things are
  • Lastly, I loved hearing JP speak of the new level of power, depth and decisiveness that's become embodied in him as he's been working with the King, he said "I feel like my spine is taller and straighter. Maybe I've grown an inch. I don't know. My voice has deepened and continues to deepen. I am shocked at how simple things can be and how much quicker things can move when the King is expressed, how he's been taking action." whilst the call to an archetype goes way beyond material results, it still is beautiful to know how our lives can be enriched in doing so.

Resources and stuff that we spoke about

Thank you for listening!

There's fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you'll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Thursday (that way you'll never miss an episode):

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Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: JP_Morgan_King_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:26pm EDT

This week's show is with Huw Mackin. Huw Mackin is a British Shamanic practitioner, residential child practitioner, a highly qualified outdoor professional, international mountain leader, natural horse handler, bushcraft and survival expert, and above all else, a father.

Huw came from a long profession working with emotionally traumatised children and young people for local authorities and other institutions. Inspired by the shortcomings of these institutions, Huw created long term immersive wilderness based programs for local authorities focused on rehabilitating children deemed ‘unreachable’, with great success.

The progression of Huw’s professional career, along with his own personal healing journey, and the realisation that the problems facing humanity today stem from a lost connection with the natural world, inspired Huw to launch his company: Primal Healing, which offers a range of healings, expeditions, courses and programs designed to support people back into relationship with the natural world, one of which being ‘Wildlings school of Woodcraft & Wiccary’, the UK’s first animistic nature based school for children.

Taking inspiration from present day indigenous tribal cultures, folklore, mythology, this land’s history and our ancestral spiritual heritage, Huw created Wildlings School, offering children a greater understanding of how to maintain a direct and boundless relationship with this truly magical world through exploration and play.

Wildlings School of Woodcraft and Wiccary - where folklore is law, magic is real and everything is possible.

In this show, we spoke about... children and animism. We explored Huw's own challenges in childhood, including spending time in care, and the way his connection with nature was so important to him; his journey to this point of working with children and introducing them to Spirit via nature; and finally, Huw shared some practical ways, care givers can introduce children to this path.

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:

  • I loved what Huw said about how children are naturally immersed in a magical world and then as adults, we feel a deep yearning for it - guiding our children to create a relationship to nature as the tangible face of Spirit allows them to never grow out of magic.
  • Whilst nature connection via rewilding can be beneficial, what are we connecting to? Communing with nature as an intentional opening to Spirit is what allows all of us to reclaim the deeply connected way of living that is our heritage and birthright.
  • Be led by the child. Adopt a spot - in the garden or somewhere on local land, build a relationship with it, making offerings, and share stories about the myths of the land.

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

Thank you for listening!

There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):

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Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Huw_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:04am EDT

This week's show is with Dr. Bruce Greyson. Dr. Bruce Greyson is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He was a co-founder and President of the International Association for Near-Death Studies, and Editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies.

Dr. Greyson has published more than a hundred scholarly articles about near-death experiences in peer-reviewed medical journals and three academic books. He has addressed more than a hundred national and international professional conferences.

His research for the past four decades has focused on near-death experiences and particularly their after-effects and implications. His book, After: A Doctor Explores What Near- Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond, is his first trade book bringing his scientific research to a popular audience.

In this conversation, Dr. Greyson and I explored what NDEs teach us about life. We talked about experiences people have, the research that shows what might be creating these experiences, and what happens to people afterwards. We explore why understanding NDE could benefit us all.

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:

  • The evidence on NDE shows that what takes place can't solely be explained by a shutting down of the brain - as Bruce said, it's really a combination of that and something else that shows that consciousness isn't created in the brain
  • Bruce said that the thing he hears over and over from people who have had NDE is that they say they now understand why there's The Golden Rule in all religions: "Do unto others and you would have done unto you", it's because whatever we do to others, we do to ourselves because we're ultimately all one
  • We don't have to have a NDE personally in order to benefit from them, simply learning about NDE and what they suggest about our universe, can in itself bring a deeper sense of peace and security

Resources and stuff that we spoke about

Thank you for listening!

There's fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you'll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Thursday (that way you'll never miss an episode):

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Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Dr_Greyson_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm EDT

This week's show is with Debbie Beauchamp and Gina Holland. Debbie Beauchamp and Gina Holland are both Co-directors of Celebration of Being Limited.

Debbie has been involved with Celebration of Being since 2003 and facilitates the workshops with Gina. She holds the vision and management of COB and is passionate about sharing this work with others.

She is an accredited counsellor and family constellation facilitator working with individuals, couples and children. She is mother to three beautiful daughters and has a wealth of training and life experience to draw on in her work.

Debbie specializes in working with Trauma and its impact on people’s way of being in the world. She support’s people to reclaim and integrate aspects of themselves and remember their essence and access their magnificence so they can create a life that expresses all of who they are. This allows them to shine and radiate their love to make a difference in the world and inspire others to do the same.

Gina, on the other hand has been involved with Celebration of Being since 1999. She facilitates the workshops with Debbie. She is a qualified counsellor and has been practicing for over 20 years; her methods and skills are deeply rooted in her own life experience and ongoing personal development.

As a lover of truth and a devotee of reality, she loves to support others in living an authentic and passionate existence, embracing the divine with-in the ordinary and integrating this into everyday life.

Her life’s purpose, along with being a conscious mother and grandmother, is reminding others of their true nature by continuously pointing towards what is ever present and already free.

Her love of presence and passion for community continues to inspire and motivate her life’s work with individuals, groups and with-in the beautiful, loving and expanding Celebration of Being community in the UK.

In this conversation, we spoke about the power of women holding space for and supporting men to heal, which was inspired by a line on their website: "A loving compassionate woman can reconnect a man to his greatness faster than any other force in the world.", we spoke about the power of circle, rites of passage and creating spaces of love and acceptance within which men can heal.

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:

  • Debbi and Gina provide the womb-like space of acceptance, warmth and compassion that provides the safety that allows men to drop their coping mechanisms and do the healing work they need
  • So much of trauma is pre-verbal and in order to get access to the place it's held often requires the help of The Mystery, of Spirit, to work through us, even if we can't fully understand how it works
  • There's a lot in the media now about how women have been wounded by men, and yet Debbi and Gina have seen so many examples of where men have been wounded by women and the impact that's had on them. Because of the cultural narrative, it can be challenging for men to find spaces to share their experiences but it's so healing when they can
  • I loved what Debbie said about how when men experience women being devotional, honouring and respectful, it activates something in them that allows them to have a different experience of the Masculine and themselves as men

Resources and stuff that we spoke about

Thank you for listening!

There's a fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you'll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Thursday (that way you'll never miss an episode):

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Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Celebration_Of_Being_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:32pm EDT

This week's show is with Damien Bohler. Damien is the founder and current director of Evolutionary Relating - an educational platform dedicated to transforming culture through evolving the way we relate to ourselves, to each other, to vocation and purpose and the natural world.

In his core he is an investigator. He is deeply fascinated by the way things work in this human realm. His interests span the exploration of intimacy, love, sexuality, attachment, polarity, human design, integral theory, permaculture, community living and more. His gift is in the ability to synthesise, articulate and transmit dense and disparate information and delights in doing so through the mediums of writing, facilitating, teaching and coaching.

In this conversation, Damien and I explored the possibility of using Human design as a lens on understanding ourselves and others so that we might individuate and work better with others to create more loving relationships, which ultimately serve the world.

To make the most use of this episode, it would be worthwhile to have your chart alongside (you can get a free one online) that you can reference as we go as Damien goes into some really helpful details about the most important elements of HD.

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:

  • HD is helpful to create more intimacy because understanding ours and other people's uniqueness allows us to individuate and then discover how we can bring our gifts to each other
  • I loved Damien's explanation of the rationale of HD being determined by our time and place of birth: netrinos are moving through space all the time, they are so fast and small that they can pass through solid objects including planets, they carry specific information determined by the planets they pass through and thefore the position of planets at the time and place of our birth, when we're no longer buffered by our mother's body, is what determines what information will be downloaded into our brand new clean system
  • For many of us, knowing our aura type Manifestor, Manifesting Generator, Generator, Projector or Reflector, and that of the people we're close to can create a beautiful foundation for more understanding and intimacy
Direct download: Damien_Bohler_Intimacy__HD__mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:22am EDT

This week's show is Lian's All The Everything where she jams on an eclectic mix of topics, including questions from listeners. This is where you can get up close and personal with Lian, get inside her head and see what's she's up to and thinking about.

The making of this show airs live in our Facebook group, usually on the first Thursday at 5pm (UK time) every month. 

In this episode, I dived deep into the topic: How to recognise the tests of expansion and not go into contraction

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

Please share in the Facebook group any questions, and or what is revealed to you.

Resources and stuff that I spoke about:

Thank you for listening!

There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):

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Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: ATE_July_2022_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:04pm EDT

This week's show is with John Patrick Morgan. John Patrick is a Philosopher and Champion for Being whose life purpose is to serve the one person in front of him, right here and right now. To see them fully, to create who they are and to make a meaningful difference for them honestly and completely.

He leads a team of Creating Champions who teach, coach, and guide thousands of entrepreneurs and artists in being more free, loving, and powerful. By learning and embodying the Creating perspective, their clients achieve a union of outcomes in spiritual growth, material success, and social impact. The foundation of John Patrick Morgan’s role as a philosopher, teacher, and guide, is his being a real-world practitioner. He walks his talk, lives what he teaches, and has a genuine and powerful commitment to creating everybody.

Post his formal studies in Physics and Mathematics, John Patrick built multiple small businesses (including one from a laptop and a backpack before the term ‘digital nomad’ existed), developed real estate, traveled the world for years on end, coached human rights leaders, recorded albums & toured with his band, created a kids library in Cambodia, learned to scuba dive & pilot gliders, published writing and photography, competed as a black belt & triathlete, trained with Buddhist monks in India, cycled toured for months and many other adventures. In recent years, his adventures have turned inward as his family came to be. He and his wife now reside with their two young boys in the countryside at 4000′ on a mountain in Maui.

Beyond his the daily work with clients, he has been invited to share his ideas and spirit on numerous stages. (TEDx, Global Citizens Forum, BBC & SkyTV, YES Group, Interesting Talks London, InsideOut Movement, METal International, educational institutions, etc.) At a private event, attended by many of the world’s billionaires, JP was invited to speak on creating a world world without borders. At the University of Cambridge, he was the subject of a covert study between the psychology and business departments where researchers sought to understand the impact of his state of being.

In this conversation, a part two to our last episode about magic, John Patrick and I explored the topic of magic when it comes to children - how we can parent in a way that both allows children to retain their natural sense of magic and possibility, and at the same time, gives them an understanding of what we might call our cultural "agreed upon reality", holding both lightly as we do. We spoke about all kinds of examples, including personal stories from our own families.

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:

  • I loved the example of dragons and dinosaurs that JP gave - this is such a great metaphor for how we can hold and teach so many things to our children.
  • Whether we're talking about a rational reality or a magical one - there's benefit in holding both lightly with the openness to possibility, knowing that we don't know what we don't know.
  • Children are naturally very open to magic and archetypes, in the form of role-playing super heroes, our role is to help them to continue to stay open to magic so that one day they can create with it as adults

Resources and stuff that we spoke about

Thank you for listening!

There's fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you'll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Thursday (that way you'll never miss an episode):

Thank you!
Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: JP_Morgan_Children_and_Magic_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:04pm EDT

This week's show is with Jez Hughes. Jez Hughes is a British shaman, having studied intensively the path of shamanism for 30 years. His healing journey began when, as a teenager, he experienced a fit that propelled him into an altered state of consciousness. It took a long time to integrate that experience and find healing for the physical and mental disturbances it initiated. This journey that he now understands as a shamanic one lasted for around 17 years and took him through healing and spiritual traditions across the earth until he finally came home to shamanism and found practical methods to cure himself. He has studied with various teachers and indigenous elders across the world.

Jez's work has featured in the national press, as well as TV and radio and magazines including Sacred Hoop, Natural Health, Kindred Spirit and Soul & Spirit. His first book, The Heart of Life – Shamanic Initiation and Healing in the Modern World, was published in 2015 and his new book The Wisdom of Mental Illness – Shamanism, Mental Health and the Renewal of the World was published by Watkins. Jez’s passion is empowering people to reawaken their ancestors, the land where they reside and their spiritual heritages to heal the relationship between the human and natural world.

In this conversation, Jez and I explored shamanic wisdom when it comes to mental illness. We spoke about how out of balance with the natural world we are as a culture and how that manifests as mental illness, amongst other things, that although we tend to see mental illness as a personal issue, its really a cultural issue being expressed though individuals, and lastly, how some form of more extreme mental illness may actually be shamanic sickness - seen as an important and necessary part of the initiation of indigenous shamans.

And we ended the show with Jez giving some practical suggestions for moving towards balance and healing.

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:

  • Our modern culture doesn't really understand that there's a balance that's out of balance, so its no wonder we are where we are when it comes to so many things, and especially mental health. For us to understand there's a natural balance between humans and the unseen powers behind nature, allows us to begin the work of returning to balance.
  • As you heard, Jez was not saying that all forms of mental health issues are shamanic sickness - and yet, it's important to understand that some may well be, that gives context and meaning that can be healing in and of itself, both for the person and ultimately the community they'll serve to bring back into balance.
  • Jez suggested going into nature and making offerings and also building and sitting with a fire... these are ways to bring us back to our bodies and begin to create balance, however small, with the natural world.

Resources and stuff that we spoke about

Thank you for listening!

There's fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you'll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Thursday (that way you'll never miss an episode):

Thank you!
Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Jez_Hughes_2_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:02am EDT

This week's show is with Chris Lüttichau. Chris is the founder of Northern Drum Shamanic Centre, a UK-based educational organisation offering a renewed perspective on traditional shamanic and medicine teachings, and a safe grounding from which to learn them established in 1998.

He is the keeper of an integral body of teachings that he shares in workshops and ongoing training groups. The teachings cover a broad range of topics from healing and the art of dreaming to spirit contact and the way of the council. Chris is the author of the critically acclaimed book on shamanism 'Calling Us Home – Find Your Path, Your Balance and Your Inner Strength' published in 2017 and 'Animal Spirit Guides: Discover your Power Animal and the Shamanic Path' published 2009. He is an international teacher, and has appeared on TV on BBC 1, and in Denmark on TV2, and has given radio interviews in the USA, Canada, and the UK.

In this show, Chris and Lian spoke about soul from a shamanic perspective, what it is, what our cultural lack of awareness of soul is creating, the possibility of a more beautiful life from soul and how we can bridge that gap.

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:

  • In shamanic traditions, the soul is of vital importance in living well, the danger otherwise is we'll live from our minds, disconnected from everything else - which is of course, where we've found ourselves culturally
  • As you could probably hear, it really hit me when Chris said that we're all seeking something, not realising what we're seeking is our soul
  • I read a quote by Stuart Douglas: “In the closing remarks of my first book, white Bird, Black serpent, Red Book, I noted that Jung had admitted that he felt that he had failed in what he considered to be his principal task: to awaken people to the fact that they have a soul, which he likened to a treasure buried in a field. I suggested that there was no failure on Jung’s part, rather, the failure was on the part of others for not having fully realised what his life’s work was really all about.“ To find that treasure and bridge the gap of a soulless life to one lived from soul, it can be as simple as allowing the resonance you can feel in your heart to guide you on the path to retrieve it... whether that's through nature-based paths, shamanism, shadow work or joining us in a WTW crucible

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

Thank you for listening!

There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):

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Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Chris_Littichau_Soul_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

This week's show is Lian's All The Everything where she jams on an eclectic mix of topics, including questions from listeners. This is where you can get up close and personal with Lian, get inside her head and see what's she's up to and thinking about.

The making of this show airs live in our Facebook group, usually on the first Thursday at 5pm (UK time) every month. 

In this episode, I dived deep into the topic: The Shadow Pole: Do you know when your actions are still coming from fear?

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

Please share in the Facebook group any questions, and or what is revealed to you.

Resources and stuff that I spoke about:

Thank you for listening!

There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):

Thank you!
Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: ATE_June_2022_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:20am EDT

This week's show is with Damien Bohler. Damien is the founder and current director of Evolutionary Relating - an educational platform dedicated to transforming culture through evolving the way we relate to ourselves, to each other, to vocation and purpose and the natural world.

In his core he is an investigator. He is deeply fascinated by the way things work in this human realm. His interests span the exploration of intimacy, love, sexuality, attachment, polarity, human design, integral theory, permaculture, community living and more. His gift is in the ability to synthesise, articulate and transmit dense and disparate information and delights in doing so through the mediums of writing, facilitating, teaching and coaching.

In this conversation, Damien and I explored the possibility of using portal of intimacy to create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible, as Charles Eisenstein says. We spoke about why we're so obsessed with relationships, the wounds that keep us from experiencing what we most desire, how healing those wounds opens us to create a more connected, loving world.

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:

  • I love that Damien's work with intimacy, stemmed from his deepest passion of ecology
  • The notion of Telos is one that I believe we begin to experience for ourselves once we devote to living from soul - it becomes the north star than guides us from acorn to oak
  • When we heal our childhood attachment wounds, we become available to create partnerships as the column that true community forms around and then that opens us up to connection with everything

Resources and stuff that we spoke about

Thank you for listening!

There's fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you'll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Thursday (that way you'll never miss an episode):

Thank you!
Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Damien_Bohler_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:19am EDT

This week's show is with Steve James. Steve travels internationally teaching somatic practices, meditation, as well as leading explorations in contemplative & relational realms. Known for his direct, grounded approach and his dedication to first-hand research, he has extensive experience in elite athletic performance, contemplative and spiritual disciplines, the arts, extreme outdoor survival, and human behaviour.

Steve’s unique range of experiences and understanding of human behaviour, high performance, spirituality, and interpersonal relationships is highly sought after by leading figures at the highest levels of the arts, entertainment, and business. In his private client practice he specialises in the unique interpersonal and strategic challenges faced by very successful and highly visible individuals. Ongoing clients include Oscar-winning actors, multi Grammy winning musicians, CEO’s, and fund managers.

Steve is the creator of the Movement Koan Method® and the host of the Guru Viking Podcast.

In this show, Steve and Lian spoke about what we might call descension and ascension, given Steve's work with meditation and embodiment gives him an unusual level of experience of both.

We got into mysticism, immanence, paying attention to the mundane, Hedonic valence, using the body as a place to enquiry 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:

  • Rather than rushing up and out to transcendence, Steve's found his own tendency in immanence, which is the idea that God is everywhere and in everything. Finding beauty in mundane.
  • The practice of spirituality as a dedication or as a benefit for everyone can be helpful, as the focus on how it benefits oneself can only motivate us so far
  • We can use the body as the venue of exploration... I loved Steve's example of a Movement Koan practice of balancing on one leg and then noticing different experiences that arise.
  • "Intimacy is feeling what's there to be felt" I love that.

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

Thank you for listening!

There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):

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Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Steve_James_Body_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This week's show is with JP Morgan, JP guides creators in being more powerful in every area of their life and work. The entrepreneurs and artists he coaches all share an aspiration for excellence and an obsession with mastery. Through regular loving and confronting dialogue, which compliments their daily practice of self-cultivation, JP’s clients discover how their mind creates their world and how through surrender they can gain greater control, more fulfilment and exponential results in their life and work.

In its essence, JP Morgan has been supporting entrepreneurs and artists around the world since the late 90’s, though this work became his profession in 2010. Since then, he has supported numerous individuals in growing their peace, joy and success in the world through growing themselves.

Beyond his the daily work with clients, he has been invited to share his ideas and spirit on numerous stages. (TEDx, Global Citizens Forum, BBC & SkyTV, YES Group, Interesting Talks London, InsideOut Movement, METal International, educational institutions, etc.) At a private event, attended by many of the world’s billionaires, JP was invited to speak on creating a world world without borders. At the University of Cambridge, he was the subject of a covert study between the psychology and business departments where researchers sought to understand the impact of his state of being. He leads a team of Creating Champions who teach, coach, and guide thousands of entrepreneurs and artists in being more free, loving, and powerful. By learning and embodying the Creating perspective, their clients achieve a union of outcomes in spiritual growth, material success, and social impact.

Previous to his current work with leaders, and post formal studies in Physics and Mathematics, JP founded a real estate business and then (from a backpack) founded a web media company serving local and global non-profits. He has lived nomadically while travelling the world for three years, developed real estate, traveled the world for years on end, coached human rights leaders, recorded albums & toured with his band, created a kids library in Cambodia, learned to scuba dive & pilot gliders, published writing and photography, competed as a black belt & triathlete, trained with Buddhist monks in India, cycled toured for months and many other adventures. In recent years, his adventures have turned inward as his family came to be. 

In 2013, in the Riveria Maya, JP married a wise, loving and beautiful British-Indian woman. In March of 2016 they gave birth to their first child, a boy. Today, he and his wife now reside with their two young boys in the countryside at 4000′ on a mountain in Maui. 

In this conversation, JP and I explored magic, the way our paths have unfolded over the past two years, the magical principles we've seen and tangible examples of how we both create our life with magic.

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:

  • JP's description of magic is the surrender to a world of correlation as causation... everything is entangled. Magic is about allowing yourself to have a myth and to have it do its work on you and your life. He also described magic as conversations with people, conversations with the self, and that those conversations creates our world, not just experience, but our actual world.
  • Something important we touched on is that living magically doesn't mean we are fixed rigidly at all times on our vision, a magical life is a welcoming of the swing back and forth from fear to our vision.

  • I absolutely loved how JP described how he prioritises the means over the end,  the "means" meaning the way he creates his life magically. For me too it's become the only way I want to live.

Resources and stuff that we spoke about

Thank you for listening!

There's fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you'll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Thursday (that way you'll never miss an episode):

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Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: JP_Morgan_Magic_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54am EDT

This week's show is with Tad Hargrave. Tad is a hippy who developed a knack for marketing (and then learned how to be a hippy again).

Despite years in the non-profit and activist world, he finally had to admit he was a marketing nerd and, in the end, he became a marketing coach for hippies. Maybe it was because he couldn’t stand seeing his hippy friends struggle to promote their amazing, green and holistic projects. Maybe it was because he couldn’t keep a 9-5 job to save his life.

Whatever the reason, for almost a decade, he has been touring his marketing workshops around Canada, bringing refreshing and unorthodox ideas to conscious entrepreneurs and green businesses that help them grow their organizations and businesses (without selling their souls).  He has also offered most of his workshops on a modified pay what you can basis (a small deposit to attend and then people choose the amount they want to pay at the very end).

This all feels like a minor miracle as Tad spent his early marketing days learning and applying some very inauthentic, high pressure, extremely gross and pushy marketing approaches. This has made him suuuuper allergic to these kinds of approaches because he discovered they made him feel slimy (even in personal friendships), he didn’t sleep well and he’s very sorry to all those people he spoke with back in the day. After a decade of unlearning and unpacking that whole scene – he now feels ready and able to help other people find ways to market that feel wonderful.

In this show, we spoke about community - true community and online communities, and the stark contrast between them, how we can go about creating them consciously, and then how this might link to us creating community with our business, and in the particular form of memberships. This turned out to be a deep and luscious conversation - and actually a really important one for our time.

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:

  • We have a surplus of humans around us, and yet, we're lonelier than ever... true community needs to include the local land, other beings and Spirit
  • Online community can't replace true community, but what if we can create it consciously as a path back to creating true community?
  • Whether you're a business owner or not, notice where you're putting your time and why, and whether there's a way of spending that time that's more aligned, especially when it comes to you living a whole life held in true community

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

Thank you for listening!

There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):

Thank you!
Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Tad_Hargrave_Community_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:15pm EDT

This week's show is Lian's All The Everything where she jams on an eclectic mix of topics, including questions from listeners. This is where you can get up close and personal with Lian, get inside her head and see what's she's up to and thinking about.

The making of this show airs live in our Facebook group on the first Thursday at 5pm (UK time) every month. 

In this episode, Sara, the Waking The Wild Connection Creatrix turned the tables on Lian and asked her the questions...

We dived deep into the topic of Love, but not Love as you might know it but a Love that provokes and activates, as it heals and liberates. It's a kind of Love that Crowley meant when he said "Love is the law Love under Will. It is Love as a magical, divine, generative force.

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

Please share in the Facebook group any questions, and or what is revealed to you.

Direct download: ATE_May_2022_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:42am EDT

This week's show is with Steve James. Steve travels internationally teaching somatic practices, meditation, as well as leading explorations in contemplative & relational realms. Known for his direct, grounded approach and his dedication to first-hand research, he has extensive experience in elite athletic performance, contemplative and spiritual disciplines, the arts, extreme outdoor survival, and human behaviour.

Steve’s unique range of experiences and understanding of human behaviour, high performance, spirituality, and interpersonal relationships is highly sought after by leading figures at the highest levels of the arts, entertainment, and business. In his private client practice he specialises in the unique interpersonal and strategic challenges faced by very successful and highly visible individuals. Ongoing clients include Oscar-winning actors, multi Grammy winning musicians, CEO’s, and fund managers.

Steve is the creator of the Movement Koan Method® and the host of the Guru Viking Podcast.

In this show, Steve and Lian spoke about magic as a world view or a way of listening... en route they spoke about meditation, yoga siddhis, ceremonial magick, shamanism, 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:

  • Because of the cultural shadow we have around magic, we believe it's a sign of stupidity or naivety to believe in magic, when historically many of the most renowned thinkers, whose work we still revere hundreds of years later, were practitioners of magic
  • When we "got science" we believed we'd moved beyond magic, but what if it's magic is something that's still deeply serving and is really a description of what we don't know yet?
  • Magic can be seen as a cheat code to push for things to happen, going around the back door, but when we've got something that way, how do we hold it when we've got it?  And  there's also something much deeper available in magic... the Great Work, . And Steve suggested magic can be a "listening" beyond the known, a way of waking up, sobering up, a way of being in a relationship of wonder with the world.
  • Practice relating to something beyond your own experience of a person or object... "Become the tree"

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

Thank you for listening!

There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):

Thank you!
Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Steve_James_Magic_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT

This week's show is with Ryan Simbai Jenkins. Ryan is a hypnotherapist and coach with an unusual upbringing. He was born in Papua New Guinea, and his first experiences with non-traditional ways of healing came early on in life when his mother (a medical anthropologist) discovered a “lost” indigenous tribe called the Hagahai people. Ryan witnessed first hand how the tribal healers and shamans used forms of Trance to heal people from diseases of the body and mind. This profoundly influenced the course of his life.

This led to an intense fascination and deep study and practice of meditation, self-hypnosis, NLP, shamanism, ceremonial Magick and the many varied psychological modalities of personal development. His love of this field comes from the profound personal transformations he regularly experiences in his own life and those of his clients.

In this episode, we explored what I call the Shadow Needs, which are inspired by the work of Lester Levenson. We spoke about what these Shadow Needs are, how we can use them in enquiry to uncover shadow that's behind these Needs and ultimately how we can release those Needs to live more freely and fully as our true self open to the Divine. We also took a tour around Magick, Qabbalah, Michael Beckwith's 4 stages of consciousness and more... it really was a deep dive into Soul and Spirit!

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:

  • The four Shadow Needs we spoke of are: Control, Security, Approval and Oneness/Separateness, though personally I tend to work mainly with the first three
  • We can use these Shadow Needs in enquiry in the way Ryan described: Asking: "Could I let go of wanting..." Would I be willing to let go of wanting...?" "When? Or noticing when these Needs are showing up and then working to illuminate and integrate the shadow creating that need
  • This work isn't about dismissing our physical security, it's about allowing us to see we have a physical body *and* we're also more besides.

Resources and stuff that we spoke about

Thank you for listening!

There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):

Thank you!
Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Ryan_Jenkins_Shasow_Needs_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT

This week's show is with Chris Lüttichau. Chris is the founder of Northern Drum Shamanic Centre, a UK-based educational organisation offering a renewed perspective on traditional shamanic and medicine teachings, and a safe grounding from which to learn them established in 1998.

He is the keeper of an integral body of teachings that he shares in workshops and ongoing training groups. The teachings cover a broad range of topics from healing and the art of dreaming to spirit contact and the way of the council. Chris is the author of the critically acclaimed book on shamanism 'Calling Us Home – Find Your Path, Your Balance and Your Inner Strength' published in 2017 and 'Animal Spirit Guides: Discover your Power Animal and the Shamanic Path' published 2009. He is an international teacher, and has appeared on TV on BBC 1, and in Denmark on TV2, and has given radio interviews in the USA, Canada, and the UK.

Chris Lüttichau is the renowned author of the acclaimed  book on shamanism.

In this show, Chris and Lian spoke about the power of dreams. We explored the shamanic perspective on dreams, the wisdom and guidance available in them and practical actions you can take to create a deep and revelatory relationship with your dreams.

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:

  • In shamanic cultures, dreams are often seen as one of the most powerful and important ways we can work with our soul and spirit - this is an important resource that we've lost contact with in our modern culture but is something we can reclaim.
  • The three kinds of dreams are dreams that are simply working through the happenings of your day, reflective dreams which provide guidance on things happening in your life and finally shamanic dreams, or big dreams, which provide important teaching about things you or your community need to know.
  • Keep a dream diary - write down your dreams as soon as you wake up, as you gather your dreams over time, start to look for patterns and revelations, learn the language of your soul.

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

Thank you for listening!

There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):

Thank you!
Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Chris_Luttichau_Dreams_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:01am EDT

This week's show is with Susan Guner. Susan is a trained, somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and compassionate self exploration to increase self awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.

In this show, we explored how Susan arrived at working with microdosing, after long experience of using traditional therapies and somatic work to heal trauma, the dangers of taking big doses of psychedelics and how we can use microdosing in an effective and safe way.

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:

  • So much of our unwanted patterns are due to trauma, which most forms of healing work we try - especially if they only deal the mind, don't really address - this is often what brings people to psychedelics and plant medicine - they create entropy that allows them to reach the parts that other things can't.
  • The challenge with this approach though is people taking massive amounts of psychedelic medicines and not seeming to change or heal but if anything, egos can become more amplified and more bypassing occurs  - psychedelic narcissism. People have these ineffable experiences as they sit with these potent medicines, to only come back to their toxic environment and dive straight back into their old patterns.
  • The power of microdosing is that we can create the journey in a way that allows for the rupture and breaking down of the old patterns and contains ongoing holding within an intentional community, support, guidance and integration

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

Thank you for listening!

There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):

Thank you!
Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Susan_Guner_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:25pm EDT

This week's show is with Misha Tuesday. Misha is an award-winning performer, an Ignite speaker, professional hypnotist, the founder of Hyno-Energize, and the creator of Active Tarot. He is a regular presenter at Hynothoughts Live, the world's largest hypnosis conference.

He was born and raised in a haunted farmhouse in Pennsylvania, learned to read Tarot as a child, was initiated into Shamanism at 18 and studied hypnosis with world-famous Canadian hypnotist Mike Mandel. Misha has brought his unique presentations to universities, media organizations, Fortune 500 companies across United States and Canada.

He currently lives in Michigan with his wife and two daughters.

In this show, Misha and Lian spoke about having a magical worldview, using Tarot in an active way rather than a divinatory way, and then we invited you into a special Full Moon ritual that Misha calls "Magickal Inauguration". Misha explained it thus: Everybody uses the word "initiation" which is about making yourself new, but Inauguration is more about instituting a policy for a period of time. Also it has the same root as augury, looking at omens. With inauguration, we are making our own omens. 

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:

Here are the cards and the invitations they bring:

  1. The World: Do all 5 of the other rituals
  2. Swords/Air - Daily ritual to focus your attention on looking at the world in a more magical way
  3. Pentacles/Earth - Carry with you some magical tools that represent the elements
  4. The Cup/Water - Try making and taking a magical potion
  5. Baton/Fire - Working with your dreams
  6. The High Priestess/Akasha - Focus on direct energetic experiences, such as reiki, focus on an object and feel the energetic connection between you and it, read auras, play with energy tentacles

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

Thank you for listening!

There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):

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Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Misha_2.2_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm EDT

This week's show is with Chris Lüttichau. Chris is the founder of Northern Drum Shamanic Centre, a UK-based educational organisation offering a renewed perspective on traditional shamanic and medicine teachings, and a safe grounding from which to learn them established in 1998.

He is the keeper of an integral body of teachings that he shares in workshops and ongoing training groups. The teachings cover a broad range of topics from healing and the art of dreaming to spirit contact and the way of the council. Chris is the author of the critically acclaimed book on shamanism 'Calling Us Home – Find Your Path, Your Balance and Your Inner Strength' published in 2017 and 'Animal Spirit Guides: Discover your Power Animal and the Shamanic Path' published 2009. He is an international teacher, and has appeared on TV on BBC 1, and in Denmark on TV2, and has given radio interviews in the USA, Canada, and the UK.

In this show, their second together, Chris and Lian spoke about the shamanic understanding of Power Animals (also known as Animal Spirit Guides), what power is and what these animals are, other kind of animal helpers, how to discover your Power Animal and how it will benefit your life.

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:

  • In shamanic traditions, it's seen that humans need power, not a 'power over' but spiritual, when we have that power we have the ability to awaken and connect more deeply with our higher self, with nature, with our path, and to excel in life... our Power Animals play an important roles in this, they bring power that can guide us on our journey
  • I loved Chris's explanation of the Journey Animal vs Power Animal, the Journey Animal might be symbolic or a guide for a specific part of our journey, whereas a Power Animal can be seen as an aspect of soul and is with us for life.
  • Setting the intention to discover your Power Animal in your dreams is the best way to uncover it - as I shared in the show, it's how I discovered mine - be patient, it might take time but one way or another, what's meant for you will be revealed.

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

Thank you for listening!

There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):

Thank you!
Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Chris_Littichau_Power_Animals_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:19am EDT

This week's show is with Tad Hargrave. Tad is a hippy who developed a knack for marketing (and then learned how to be a hippy again).

Despite years in the non-profit and activist world, he finally had to admit he was a marketing nerd and, in the end, he became a marketing coach for hippies. Maybe it was because he couldn’t stand seeing his hippy friends struggle to promote their amazing, green and holistic projects. Maybe it was because he couldn’t keep a 9-5 job to save his life.

Whatever the reason, for almost a decade, he has been touring his marketing workshops around Canada, bringing refreshing and unorthodox ideas to conscious entrepreneurs and green businesses that help them grow their organizations and businesses (without selling their souls).  He has also offered most of his workshops on a modified pay what you can basis (a small deposit to attend and then people choose the amount they want to pay at the very end).

This all feels like a minor miracle as Tad spent his early marketing days learning and applying some very inauthentic, high pressure, extremely gross and pushy marketing approaches. This has made him suuuuper allergic to these kinds of approaches because he discovered they made him feel slimy (even in personal friendships), he didn’t sleep well and he’s very sorry to all those people he spoke with back in the day. After a decade of unlearning and unpacking that whole scene – he now feels ready and able to help other people find ways to market that feel wonderful.

In this show, we spoke about marketing in difficult times like these when you might be worrying you'll come across as tone deaf. What a niche really is and how instead of being an unwelcome limitation, it can be the most fulfilling, soul-aligned thing possible.

If you're in any kind of business, I believe you'll find this episode an incredibly good use of your time.

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:

  • If you believe you can eat and have shelter even when others don't, then marketing your business, in a way that takes the current territory into account, is a life-serving action
  • Creating a niche is unnatural, in the village, elders would have seen your gifts and would have guided you into what you're here for. In this modern world, we need to find ways to get that guidance without the elders.
  • What, where, when, how, who? answer those questions and you have your niche

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

Thank you for listening!

There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):

Thank you!
Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Tad_Hargrave_2_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:44pm EDT

This week's show is with Steve James. Steve travels internationally teaching somatic practices, meditation, as well as leading explorations in contemplative & relational realms. Known for his direct, grounded approach and his dedication to first-hand research, he has extensive experience in elite athletic performance, contemplative and spiritual disciplines, the arts, extreme outdoor survival, and human behaviour.

Steve’s unique range of experiences and understanding of human behaviour, high performance, spirituality, and interpersonal relationships is highly sought after by leading figures at the highest levels of the arts, entertainment, and business. In his private client practice he specialises in the unique interpersonal and strategic challenges faced by very successful and highly visible individuals. Ongoing clients include Oscar-winning actors, multi Grammy winning musicians, CEO’s, and fund managers.

Steve is the creator of the Movement Koan Method® and the host of the Guru Viking Podcast.

In this show, Steve turned the tables on Lian and interviewed her! This was completely unplanned but they decided to indulge Steve's curiosity about Lian being autistic, so he asked her a whole raft of brilliant questions including about her own experiences growing up, the reason she went for a diagnosis and what it's provided to her, as well as questions about the broader topic of autism and neurodivergence generally.

Due to the spontaneous and personal nature of this episode, in which Lian was answering the questions in the moment and from her own experience, she wasn't intending to speak for all people with neurodivergences or the myriad of different experiences they might have that differ from her own. Each person is unique and whilst there might be some commonalities spoken of there will also be things that only apply or makes sense to Lian. Take only what's useful or feels true for you.

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:

  • If you have listened to this and suspect you're neurodivergent then trust yourself whether going for a diagnosis will be helpful for you - it's not essential, self-diagnosis is completely valid

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

Thank you for listening!

There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):

Thank you!
Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Steve_James_3_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT

This week's show is with Lynne Forrest. Lynne is regarded as a non-traditional psychotherapist who has been in private practice for over twenty-five years, is widely known as a Reality Guide and Personal Growth Mentor for her empathy, compassion and her no-nonsense approach in dealing with life issues. She uses ancient spiritual principles to help those who struggle to find their way into right alignment with themselves and their life purpose.

Her original work in recognizing victim consciousness as a widespread epidemic with its own set of definable and recognizable characteristics has revolutionized her approach with clients and transformed the lives of many. She has developed a unique understanding of how the mind works and ways to liberate it from the throes of what she calls the “victim mind.”

Lynne came up through the ranks of experiential learning rather than the more traditional academic route and has sought and found practical ways of applying those principles for immediate positive change. She out in the mental health field in the early seventies, hired and trained by an HMO (health maintenance organization) in social work and mental health. She has been in the field of personal growth ever since - moving to the addictions field in the early eighties after successfully transforming her own addictive lifestyle into a more creative and productive one. Lynne has run her own private practice since 1985.

As a perpetual student of life and consciousness, Lynne has devoted herself to studying with masters of various disciplines. Her first teacher was her mother, Estelle Sanford, a student of metaphysics, who was herself an intuitive that drew upon her inner knowing for wisdom and spiritual truths.

In this show, a part two to their first conversation about the Victim Triangle, Lynne and Lian spoke about what observer consciousness is and how we can move into it, the Universal Laws and a daily practice to sit down and meet with your higher self.

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:

  • What's real is what's eternal - as soon as we begin to move into the space of contemplating what's eternal, we naturally move into the higher frequency of observer consciousness.
  • Looking for the meaning we are experiencing what we're experiencing something, to see why we might have chosen it, is like a secret portal into seeing the story we're creating and why
  • I loved how Lynne spoke about meeting with our higher self in the way we might arrange to meet with a secret lover... what a gloriously evocative invitation! How will you meet with yours?

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

Thank you for listening!

There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):

Thank you!
Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Lynne_Forrest_2_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

This week's show is with Daniel Fox.  Daniel Fox is the author and founder of Unfold Fest which aims to build a community of leaders who contributes to the world with big hearts and brilliant minds. Unfold Fest gatherings are a unique chance to make life-changing connections and uncover new possibilities and partnerships with like-minded people who are passionate about growth.

In this show, Daniel and Lian spoke about creating change in the world from ecstasy or differently said, contribution from bliss. We explored why this is the sovereign (versus Victim) way of creation even though it can look like bypassing and selfishness, and why it's likely to create the results and solutions in your life and in the world at large that you actually desire.

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:

  • Creating change from a joyous place is not only an enjoyable way to live, it actually results in creating change that is effective, even joyous, too!
  • Most of the time when we seek to create change, though completely well-intentioned, comes from one of the positions on the Victim Triangle, it often begins in the Rescuer though we'll migrate round to the other positions too as we always do. Anything created from the Victim Triangle can only bring results on the Victim Triangle.
  • People will likely judge you as being selfish or spiritually bypassing when you choose to create from an overflowing cup - this comes with the territory and whilst it can be challenging, it doesn't mean you need to sink back onto the Victim Triangle.
  • Find the others - people who are creating and living in this way too. Daniel's Unfold Fest is a perfect place to begin!

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

Thank you for listening!

There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):

Thank you!
Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Daniel_Fox_3_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 4:49am EDT

This week's show is with The Infinite Couple: Baba Richard and Sri Namaste. Baba and Sri are spiritual leaders and relationship alchemists, who created a potent pathway to sacred love, business growth, and spiritual alchemy. They have worked privately with some of the most exciting individuals and couples throughout the globe.

The Infinite Couple embraced the Divine Feminine and Masculine and created ultimate Couple Archetyping protocols that has resulted life-changing shifts in radical fulfillment, limitless abundance and self-actualization among individuals and couples. They are currently uplifting couples worldwide through their Couple Unification Prototypes Modality, The Framework of Marriage Mastery, The DYAD: Paradigm, and Power Of Eleven Marriage program, resulting in 11x more powerful relationships with your partner, your business, and consciousness itself.

In today’s show Richard and Namaste and Lian explored the seeming diverging topics of spirituality and wealth, why they're so often seen as mutually exclusive, and how actually they can be in deep symbiosis of each other.

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:

  • I loved what they said about creating a storehouse to pass onto the next generations... instead of passing on wisdom but not wealth... why wouldn't we want to pass on the richest storehouse of everything we can so they can grab the baton and continue the great work?
  • Wealth opens up possibilities for us to have specific spiritual experiences we're being called to and to embody a deeper expression of Divine Love in the world
  • Richard's analogy of the cosmic doughnut is fabulous - when we focus on the inner ring we have power to make choices about our life
  • If you trust your soul then you can also trust yourself to have wealth and make beautiful choices about what to do with it

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

  • The episode in which we spoke about fairness - link to last episode
  • The Infinite Couple
  • The Sanctum of Feminine Transformation: A living Feminine Embodiment Mystery School and Alchemic Wisdom Tradition for women to learn embodiment and emanation of Femininity
  • The Dyad Paradigm: The DYAD is the most fundamental universal and powerful Unit of measure in the Universe. Nothing sentient is born here without the involvement of this Union. The Newest New in Consciousness, the MOVEMENT that is arising as an expression of Infinite Intelligence playing an Infinitely Individuated Coupling Game.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:44am EDT

This week's show is Lian's All The Everything where she jams on an eclectic mix of topics, including questions from listeners. This is where you can get up close and personal with Lian, get inside her head and see what's she's up to and thinking about.

The making of this show airs live in our Facebook group on the first Thursday at 5pm (UK time) every month. 

In this episode, Lian and Jonathan dived deep into the topic Why you being your Medicine is a gift to the world

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

Please share in the Facebook group any questions, and or what is revealed to you.

Resources and stuff that I spoke about:

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:13am EDT

This week's show is with Steve James. Steve travels internationally teaching somatic practices, meditation, as well as leading explorations in contemplative & relational realms. Known for his direct, grounded approach and his dedication to first-hand research, he has extensive experience in elite athletic performance, contemplative and spiritual disciplines, the arts, extreme outdoor survival, and human behaviour.

Steve’s unique range of experiences and understanding of human behaviour, high performance, spirituality, and interpersonal relationships is highly sought after by leading figures at the highest levels of the arts, entertainment, and business. In his private client practice he specialises in the unique interpersonal and strategic challenges faced by very successful and highly visible individuals. Ongoing clients include Oscar-winning actors, multi Grammy winning musicians, CEO’s, and fund managers.

Steve is the creator of the Movement Koan Method® and the host of the Guru Viking Podcast.

In this show, Steve and Lian spoke about Masculine and Feminine polarity, the shadow that's present in some modern polarity teachings, how to recognise when wounds need tending instead of plastering polarity work over the top of them, how we might benefit most from polarity work by using it generatively instead of in a reductionist way: the Masculine and Feminine as expansive archetypes rather rigid stereotypes.

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:

  • There's been an increasing trend in the personal growth field around teaching polarity, which can be a wonderful thing - and it can reveal deep wounds that we don't benefit from ignoring and blindly doubly down on polarity techniques - I loved Steve's example of when we embark on a new physical exercise which reveals an underlying injury or imbalance that requires addressing
  • Steve referred to the message of the book The True Believer by Eric Hoffer "The power of a doctrine is not in its efficacy as much as it's in its certainty." polarity teachings very much offer that certainty and can be wonderfully expansive and revealing if we enter them as a game or exploration rather than as doctrine
  • Playing with polarity as a lens on life and holding poses to see what they illuminate can be a powerful way of understanding our edges, shadows and possibilities.
  • Lastly, remember that relationships are really about people and no matter the explorations we're in, we can bring love to whatever we do

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:47am EDT

This week's show is with Rebecca Freeman. Rebecca is a feminine led channel in service to Permission, Magic and Highest Alignment. Using the energetic technology of Human Design, her shamanic gifts and ability to receive visions and messages, Rebecca activates women around the globe into transformative shifts that ripple through time and space.

In this show, Rebecca and Lian spoke about the magic of Human Design, some of the attributes of different types and centres, and finally how there are no "shoulds" rather its permission to play fully as yourself in the world.

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:

  • Human Design is the Science of Differentiation but I love how Rebecca describes it as a tool of magic that tells you what your own personal flavor of magic is.
  • The five types are Generators, Manifesting Generators, Manifestors, Projectors and Reflectors - each is a description of our specific auric field - what our energy is geared towards, these types work in conjunction with other aspects of our charts.
  • The real take-away for me is that Human Design is permission-giving rather than restricting - it's permission for you to play as you in the world.

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

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Lian & Jonathan

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:50am EDT

This week's show is with Chris Lüttichau. Chris is the founder of Northern Drum Shamanic Centre, a UK-based educational organisation offering a renewed perspective on traditional shamanic and medicine teachings, and a safe grounding from which to learn them established in 1998.

He is the keeper of an integral body of teachings that he shares in workshops and ongoing training groups. The teachings cover a broad range of topics from healing and the art of dreaming to spirit contact and the way of the council. Chris is the author of the critically acclaimed book on shamanism 'Calling Us Home – Find Your Path, Your Balance and Your Inner Strength' published in 2017 and 'Animal Spirit Guides: Discover your Power Animal and the Shamanic Path' published 2009. He is an international teacher, and has appeared on TV on BBC 1, and in Denmark on TV2, and has given radio interviews in the USA, Canada, and the UK.

In this show, Chris and Lian spoke about intuition and clairvoyance from a shamanic perspective. They explored how it's actually a practical tool that's been vital for human wellbeing, even survival, the difference between intuition and instinct, and finally how you can tune into your intuition and make use of it in your life.

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:

  • Intuition is a practical tool for survival in indigenous cultures and especially for the shamans - it's not a new age-y nice-to-have!
  • The difference between instinct and intuition is that instinct is sourced in the lizard brain - it's focused on the now, whereas intuition is from the soul and is accessed through the heart and 3rd eye. Intuition can be both spontaneous and also something we can proactively choose to listen to
  • Learn how intuition speaks to you, find someone to learn from, buddy up, play with ways to tune into it - for example, asking yourself "What's around the next corner?"

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

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Direct download: Chris_Littichau_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:41am EDT

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