What is true body liberation? Why do we have such a loaded and emotive relationship with the word fat? How has our dominant paradigm in the world come to be one where thinness is celebrated as the ideal and most desired body type? And what does it mean to have a loving and liberatory relationship with your body if you are non-binary? These are the questions - and so much more - that my brilliant and wonderful guest on The Priestess Podcast today - Sarah J Thompson and I are talking about. If you consider yourself someone who wants to create body positive spaces either in person or online - or you’re simply trying to have a richer and more beautiful relationship with your own body, Sarah’s words are here to inspire and set you free.
We all have a body right? Right. But how connected are we to that body even though it is the thing that allows us to breathe, and hopefully do many other things as well such as eat, move, hug and more? You would think we would be very connected but often due to things such as trauma, pain and avoidance, we are disconnected from our bodies and not appreciative for all they do for us. This in turn impacts our spiritual journeys and development, as our guest on The Priestess Podcast today Hinetera Marino shares with us. Hinetera explains what true embodiment really is and how we can engage in simple but powerful practices to truly ground ourselves in the divine homes that house our hearts and souls.
People pleasing is a diss-ease that impacts the lives of so many people, particularly in my experience those who identify as women. We place the needs of other people - even those we don’t love or even know - way ahead of our own. We are often more worried about what others think of us than we are ourselves. And we give up our power in an attempt to get people to like or approve of us, even though such things are out of our control. If you recognise yourself in any of those traits or behaviours then my guest today on The Priestess Podcast Amy E.Smith is your woman. She’s here to talk to us about people pleasing, why it’s so detrimental to us as spiritual beings having a lived human experience, and what we can do to turn it around once and for all.
If you are blessed, every now and again you get to have a conversation with someone that impacts you at a soul level. I knew this was going to be the case with my guest today, Shanda Catrice, before I even pressed record for our interview where we talk all about your love style. Shanda had a calm presence and deep way of interacting that made me instantly know she knew her stuff. Shanda has been helping women and men with relationships with others and themselves for more than ten years and it’s very obvious she’s brilliant at it. My conversation with her - in just 30 minutes - changed how I see love. And helped me - as I am sure it will you - understand how we relate to others has so much to do with our childhood patterns and what we may need to look at in our shadow to truly experience love in a whole and healed way.