The Primal Happiness Show

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:

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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:

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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

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