The Primal Happiness Show

This week's show is with Lucy H. Pearce. Lucy is the author of nine life-changing non-fiction books, including Nautilus Award winners Medicine Woman and Burning Woman, and Creatrix: she who makes. Her writing focuses on women’s healing through archetypal psychology, embodiment and creativity. She is currently working on her next book, She of the Sea.

Her words have been featured internationally in online and print media and featured in Earth Pathways Diary, WeMoon, Divergent Mind and If Women Rose Rooted.

Lucy is the founder of Womancraft Publishing, which publishes paradigm-shifting books by women for women.

The mother of three children, she lives by the Celtic Sea in East Cork, Ireland.

In this show, Lucy and Lian (both autistic women) spoke about neurodivergent women, the unique struggles we face in, how we're like the canary down the mine of a distorted culture that's actually not beneficial for anyone, and how people with neurodivergences have specific, necessary but currently little understood gifts for 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:

  • Neurodivergent women in particular struggle with a real lack of understanding and diagnosis and therefore we often also have trauma from years of struggling and being bullied that further complicates us discovering our neurodivergence
  • It becomes possible to recognise that all of us are precious, necessary parts of the whole when we take the emphasis off  valuing people purely on their "doing", and particularly the specific kinds of doing deemed worthwhile by our culture, and instead recognise the value of our being
  • If what we spoke about resonated with you then two next steps that could be aligned for you are:
    • Looking at resources, descriptions and tests that are specific to neurodivergent women
    • Finding ways of honouring your needs to allow your nervous system to be relaxed and in flow

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

Thank you for listening!

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Thank you!
Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Lucy_Pearce_Autism_mixdown_Edited_V2.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:30am EDT

This week's show is third with Aidan Wachter. Aidan Wachter has been involved in practical magic since the 1980s. He is an animist and is deeply concerned with the effects of modern Western life-ways on the human animal, on both physical and spiritual levels. Aidan views a living magical practice as a path to heal many of the problems we face today and a way of being that is intrinsic to the creatures we are. He is the author of Six Ways: Approaches & Entries to Practical Magic and Weaving Fate: Hypersigils, Changing the Past & Telling True Lies.

​In this show we explored creating your life with magic and specifically through the lens of shadow work and personal mythology.

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're all creating our lives through story, whether we're aware of it or not - for most of us, without doing work, that story will be an old, fear-based one
  • Shadow work is about making conscious those parts of us that have been held outside of our awareness but have been running our lives
  • A massive clue to where we have shadow is to notice when we are triggered - that is when an old story is alive and telling us that benign things are threatening
  • Shadow work comes in many forms such as Jungian and shamanism - ultimately they're all about integrating the hidden parts of us back into the system
  • Then comes the really fun part - creating our new myth... who is that, how do they live, how do they feel, what do they wear? And instilling that into our reality via archetypes, decrees/charms, hypersigils and more
  • Finally I loved what Aidan said: "Magic is pulling real rabbits out of metaphorical hats"

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: Aidan_Wachter_3_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:45am 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 on Youtube on the first Friday of every month, usually at 11am (UK time). 

In this episode, I...

🌟 Shared what I’ve been up to in the past month (what I’ve been consuming and creating)

🌟 Dived deep into the topic: Owning your difference as a superpower for your highest good

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

The practices I suggested:

  • Be truthful with yourself about your differences - ask trusted advisors if you’re not sure
  • Identify and honour your needs in a sovereign way 
  • Identify your superpowers and create your life in a way that allows you to use them in service of your vision

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: ATE_June_2021_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:27am EDT

This week's show is with Marcela Widrig, founder of Fierce Embodiment. Marcela teaches women to un-do old beliefs, hurts and fears, and the way they limit you in your life today. She trained extensively with the Grinberg Method® for over 18 years, and continued her development with Embodied Movement training, Body-mind Centering®, Embodied Flow™ yoga and Motion Theatre®. This combination of somatic bodywork, movement training, breath and expressive arts has given her a rich variety of body-centered tools to guide clients through trauma and emotional challenges, to reach those un-met places we all have inside of us.  She offers a 4-month signature course, called Shifting Shame: An Embodied Journey to Freedom and monthly movement series and workshops.

In this show we spoke about Marcela's work around understanding how shame is held in body, and how by working through this, we can reclaim power, joy, freedom, expression, choices.

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 order to integrate what's been held in shame we have to include the body - given that's where shame is held, how could it be another way?
  • Because being in connection with our shame is too hard, we will have mechanisms to protect from feeling it - so the shame of our shame can be the first place to start instead
  • To take a step on this journey, notice your chronic reactions: what do you constantly find yourself doing?  That is a door. Then notice how it shows up in your body, and see if you plant your feet on the ground, breathe and move into the experience.

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: Marcela_Widrig_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:38am EDT

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