Inside of Kinspirit, we are dedicated to the work of bridging the gap between the everyday and the sacred, exploring change, initiation, and crafting a better world. This podcast aims to inspire listeners to notice subtle shifts in themselves and in the culture that can lead to powerful outcomes and systemic change. By centering the soft body, the nervous system's need for sweetness, safety, and truth, this podcast explores how to integrate multiple dimensions and realities into crafting futures for ourselves and future generations.
Calling Forth the Beauty in this Realm through Holistic Death Care with Narinder Bazen
1:07:06Recorded at the end of Summer, Narinder and I discuss our shared experiences growing up in religious fundamentalist communities and how it shaped our perspectives on life. We explore the beauty and romance in everyday living and the importance of calling forth the beauty in this world. Narinder also shares her journey as a death midwife and the role of death midwifery in society. We discuss the concept of forgiving this realm, embracing death as home, and the importance of wonder and unconditional love. Key Takeaways: Embrace the beauty and romance in everyday living and call forth the beauty in this world. Death midwifery is about midwifing society as we transition to the world we want to see. Death is home and understanding its temporary nature can lead to a sense of peace. Shift our perspective on systemic problems and focus on connecting with and loving the individuals in front of us. Find wonder and enchantment in life and honor the beauty that wants to be revealed. About Narinder Bazen Narinder Bazen serves in these curious times as an artist, Death Midwife, Death Midwifery trainer, and Enchanted Life Guide. Her work centers around midwifing society, as we let go of the world we knew to take hold of the world we want to see for ourselves. Find Narinder on the Internet: Instagram Website
A Prayer for Palestine
16:32Pain is mycelial. This episode is dedicated to sharing in prayers for Palestine and recognizing how we can each own our role in the global revolution our world needs. Key Takeaways of this Episode: Prayer is a form of energy work that allows us to imagine new possibilities and work towards change. We are interconnected as a global community and have a responsibility to support and stand in solidarity with those experiencing suffering and injustice. Prayer and energetic resources can provide comfort and encouragement to those in need, even if we can't directly change the actions of world leaders. Each individual has a role to play in the revolution, whether it's through prayer, activism, or creating healing structures for others. The power of prayer lies in its ability to connect us and create a collective field of healing and support. Places to Donate: Doctors without Borders Amnesty International Dar Al-Hiraj Islamic Center
5 Key Signs that Your Spiritual Gifts are Being Activated
56:43How do you know if you have spiritual gifts? What are the signs that your spiritual gifts are coming online? In this week's episode of the Kinspirit podcast, I continue our mini-series on Spiritual Gifts by sharing some of the key signs that your spiritual gifts are coming online and how to work with them. I also share some key things to watch out for that will help you to stay grounded, discerning, watchful, and in your body without shutting your heart down from the experience that you are having Here are the five key signs that your spiritual gifts may be activating: Your dreams take on more meaning and sometimes feel prophetic. Your inner world starts to feel more rich, sensitive, and abundant. You start to feel things intuitively before they begin to happen. You start to become more sensitive to other people's experiences. You start to feel genuine grief at the state of the world and your community. Here are five things to look out for when your gifts are activating: A racing feeling in your heart, trembling in your body, and a feeling of being lifted or airy. Feeling unable to control emotions, feeling hypersensitive to other people's experiences or sad things. Feeling unable to leave the house to be around other people or socialize. Feeling unable to take in world news with collapsing. Hyperfixation of figuring out what is happening inside of you and around you, searcing for answers. Here are three things to support your process: Ritual, Ceremony, Spiritual Systems, and Gathering Spaces Community, Teachers, Guides, and Elders Embodiment Practices that Root You to the Present and to the Earth
The Resurgence of the Sacred Feminine Mysteries: Honoring Our Cycles of Descent with Carly Mountain
1:03:03Carly Mountain, author of Descent & Rising: Women's Stories and Embodying the Inanna Myth, joins the podcast to discuss the psychospiritual descent to soul and the wildly misunderstood sacred rites of passage that many women secretly experience. She emphasizes the importance of calling this wisdom back into the lives of women and normalizing the nature of both descent and rising as part of the feminine path. Carly explores the concept of sacrifice and the need to let go of certain aspects of ourselves in order to rise and embody our true selves. She also highlights the role of desire and pleasure in the journey of descent and rising, and the importance of compassion for ourselves and others as we navigate these transformative processes. Key Takeaways: The psychospiritual descent to soul is an initiation that challenges every notion we have of ourselves and our lives. The path of descent and rising is a humbling rite of passage that delivers us through the depths of our embodied subconscious to meet the seat of our own power and vulnerability. True desire leads us towards what we are supposed to be doing in life, but it also requires sacrifice and vulnerability. Rising requires us to be more truthful with ourselves about our capacity, needs, and desires, and to reach into communities of support. Compassion for ourselves and others is essential as we navigate the journey of descent and rising. About Carly Mountain Carly Mountain is a psychotherapist, women’s initiatory guide, breathworker and author of Descent & Rising: Women’s Stories & the Embodiment of the Inanna Myth. Her work has evolved over twenty years of working with sacred practice and space holding. She lives in Sheffield, England with her husband and two daughters. Website: carlymountain.com Instagram: carly_mountain
The Truth About Activating Your Spiritual Gifts: Introducing the Spiritual Awakening Series
30:43There's something that happens when we walk through a soul-level initiation: we discover that we may have extrasensory gifts. These gifts don't often feel like "gifts" at first. Sometimes they feel intense, like the veil is a bit thinner than we thought before. If you're like many people, you take to google to try and figure out what's happening to you. Perhaps you have dreams or premonitions about things that haven't happened yet. Perhaps you feel more sensitive to other people and environments. These experience may sound cool and exciting, but they are not always pleasant. They come with a tax to the body. It doesn't always feel pleasant to perceive the mixing of many people's energetic cocktails through your one little body. It's not always fun to wake up from dreams that feel prophetic, but a have a tinge of fear or darkness that we may not feel comfortable holding or working with. When discovering your spiritual gifts for the first time, it's really important to be supported. It's really important to have tools, technology, and wisdom in your corner for when the spiritual initiation takes you into territory you've never gone into before.
Exploring the Complexity of Relationships and Belonging in a Changing World with Sarah Wildeman of Our Common
1:23:52In this episode with Sarah Wildeman of Our Common, we explore the complexity of relationships and our connection to land and place. We discuss how important it is to witness each other honestly, hold space for generative conflict, and allow ourselves to process harms that may occur within our community bonds. We also delve into the ways in which our relationship with the land can teach us new ways of connecting and being together. We hope this episode supports you in your inquiries into interconnectedness and the wisdom of understanding ourselves as part of a whole system, a wider web of relating. About Sarah Wildeman Sarah is a leadership & relationship dynamics coach, community-builder, and founder of Our Common - a coaching and consulting practice serving community seekers, community builders, and existing communities. Nearly a decade of community-living, and years of experience working and coaching in complex organizational dynamics, has equipped her to work with people to navigate nuanced relationships with authenticity and courage, empowering individuals and teams to get creative and create lasting change. Her work includes leading community conversation, running a re-villaging group, hosting nature-based retreats, and coaching with leaders, teams, and living-communities. Sarah grew up in a home focused on hospitality, and mutual-aid, where shared elements of life with friends and neighbours was considered ‘normal’. With her own young-family, she lived in intentional-community for close to a decade - including living on shared land with other singles and families while sharing meals, work, and chores etc. She's spent the last 4 years setting down roots in the BC Okanagan, where she and her family seek to live in alignment with their core-values of environmental stewardship, community-care, and local-impact, through small daily choices. Sarah brings a collaborative whole-system approach to all her work, making space for collective grappling, encouraging courageous action, and helping us to remember we're never truly alone. Find Sarah's Work: Instagram Website More Links: Autumn Study Group – Women Who Run with Wolves Thresholdkeeper Retreat, Mendocino, CA – 11/2 - 11/5
Sun Medicine, Earth Stewardship, and Finding the Courage to Rise after Descent Cycles
47:23Welcome back to the Kinspirit podcast! In this episode, we explore the concept of radical inherent belonging and the importance of living from a place of deep connection to the Earth. We discuss the role of the sun as an archetypal medicine and how it supports us in our journey toward our culture work. We also redefine the idea of Earth Stewardship, emphasizing that it goes beyond land tending and encompasses all aspects of our lives and contributions to culture. Key Takeaways: Living from a place of radical inherent belonging shapes how we love, create, and contribute to the world. Earth stewardship is not limited to land tending; it includes all aspects of our lives and contributions to culture. The sun's medicine supports us in our journey of ascension and helps us root deeper into the Earth. Embracing our mythocultural role requires a deep sense of belonging and connection to the Earth. Quotes: "We are always moving in and out of life, death, life cycles, which is why I feel so undisturbed that this medicine that is moving through Kinspirit is moving through its own life, death and life cycle." "The sun not only calls us forward, but invites us to get deeper and deeper in our sense of relationality with the larger order." "Earth stewardship is culture work. Every part of what we bring forth through our lives is Earth stewardship." "The only path to truly step into the expression of your culture work is to come from a place of radical, inherent belonging." Links Mentioned Creative Devotion Discussion Series – Santa Fe, NM – 8/25 Women Who Run with Wolves Study Group – Autumn Study Group Mapping Change, Shaping Futures: A Workshop and Intro to the Astrology of Your Culturework – 9/1 Storykin Small Group – Starts 9/20 Thresholdkeeper Retreat – 11/2 - 11/5
A Path of Heart: Initiated Eldership in our Modern Age with David Bedrick
1:01:49This week, David Bedrick, an elder dedicated to the work of Unshaming, joins me on the podcast to discuss what it means to step into the transformative potential of eldership. We explore the ache for elders in our culture and the necessity of imparted wisdom, courage, and insight. David shares his personal journey of finding his path and the role of elders in guiding and supporting him. Together, we discuss the quality of humility, the power of embracing the darkness, and the regenerative nature of forgiveness as a path of heart. About David Bedrick David Bedrick is an elder dedicated to the work of unshaming our culture and our world. He is the founder of the Santa Fe Institute for Shame Based Studies and the author of several books, including "Talking Back to Dr. Phil" and "17 Women's Stories of Hunger, Body, Shame and Redemption." David's upcoming book, "Unshamed," will be published in 2024. Summary: David Bedrick, an elder and founder of the Santa Fe Institute for Shame Based Studies, joins the podcast to discuss the concept of eldership and the importance of stepping into this role in our culture. He emphasizes the need for elders to embrace their path of heart and share their wisdom and experiences with others. David also explores the significance of humility, death, and regenerativeness in the journey of becoming an elder. Key Takeaways: Eldership is not just about age, but about embracing a path of heart and sharing wisdom with others. Humility is essential for elders, as it allows them to acknowledge their mistakes and share their experiences with others. Embracing periods of death and rebirth is a crucial part of the journey to becoming an elder. Regenerativeness is a key aspect of eldership, as it involves continually renewing and recreating one's own life. Links: David's Website David's Instagram Unshamed: Monthly Medicine
Welcome to the Kinspirit Podcast
2:57Hello new listeners! Welcome to the Kinspirit Podcast. Inside of Kinspirit, we are dedicated to the work of bridging the gap between the everyday and the sacred, exploring change, initiation, and crafting a better world. This podcast aims to inspire listeners to notice subtle shifts in themselves and in the culture that can lead to powerful outcomes and systemic change. By centering the soft body, the nervous system's need for sweetness, safety, and truth, this podcast explores how to integrate multiple dimensions and realities into crafting futures for ourselves and future generations. Through conversations with various guests, we will delve into concepts of cultural wholeness, the medicine of initiation, the seasons, and change. We'll be asking questions like, “How might we craft futures of wholeness? What does that look like, taste, feel like? What does it look like in our work? In our relationships with ourselves and each other, and in our relationship with the mystery and our myths? How can we allow wholeness to be centered in our human evolution and global creative processes? How can we craft a vision of the future that can hold all of us?" We hope these episodes to support you in your own inquiry into these questions. Thank you for listening. Enjoy.
Working with Pluto and Saturn Transits with Sabrina Monarch
1:23:40Daje welcomes listeners back to the Kinspirit Podcast after a brief hiatus. She shares her decision to move back to New Mexico after initially planning to move to California. Daje also announces changes to the Thresholdkeeper Retreat and introduces the guest for this episode, Sabrina Monarch, an astrologer and host of the Magic of the Spheres podcast. They discuss the themes of Saturn in Pluto and how to work with current Pluto transits. The conversation explores the concepts of soul fracturing, transiting high and low places, the somatic integration of different realms of reality (digital, physical, akashic), and how to become a reality artist. About The Guest: Sabrina Monarch is an astrologer, novelist, mystic, romantic, and philosopher. She hosts the Magic of the Spheres podcast and has a background in evolutionary astrology. Sabrina is known for her interdisciplinary and evolving approach to astrology. Summary: In this episode, Sabrina discusses the themes of Pluto in Aquarius and Saturn in Pisces and how they relate to our personal and collective experiences. She explores the concept of high and low places, how to integrate of different realms, the challenges and opportunities that come with these transits, and how to become a reality artist that can dance with the transits rather than become overcome by them. Sabrina emphasizes the importance of intentional participation and how astrology is here to guide us through these times of great change. Key Takeaways: Pluto in Aquarius invite us to explore the realms of the soul and the mind, and to integrate different perspectives and experiences. The transits of Pluto and Aquarius can help us seek breakthrough and higher perspective, allowing us to navigate challenges with more agency and wisdom. It is important to seek higher knowledge and expanded perspectives, while also acknowledging and integrating the shadow aspects of ourselves and our experiences. Pluto in Aquarius encourages us to be reality artists, actively co-creating our experiences and engaging life through multiple realms and dimensions. The integration of different realms and timelines requires a willingness to experiment with reality, while also grounding ourselves in the present moment. Links: Sabrina Monarch's website Magic of the Spheres podcast Sabrina Monarch on Instagram