Self-Aware Millennial

S3 Intro: Welcome Back + The Body Love Letter Meditation

September 16, 2019 Season 3 Episode 1
Self-Aware Millennial
S3 Intro: Welcome Back + The Body Love Letter Meditation
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Self-Aware Millennial
S3 Intro: Welcome Back + The Body Love Letter Meditation
Sep 16, 2019 Season 3 Episode 1
Liv Hadden
In this introductory episode, I give you an overview of what to expect this season and make a big announcement — I'm doing things differently this season to bring you more value and realness.
Show Notes Transcript

Self-Aware Millennial is back with even better content, advice, interviews, and resources to help you get your shit together, and stop being so serious while you're at it. We can adult!

In this introductory episode, I give you an overview of what to expect this season and make a big announcement — I'm doing things differently this season to bring you more value and realness.

*OFFICIAL SEASON PREMIERE*
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
3:30 pm CST
Instagram Live (follow me @livhadden)

Season 3 is going to be SPICY, and it all kicks off with a LIVE coaching session between my coach/guide/mentor, Keith Paolino, and I. That's right — you're going to see me vulnerable, exposed, and at the mercy of someone else in real-time. Why? So you can see what good coaching looks like, and to bring things into perspective and reality: just because I have this podcast and my life looks a certain way online, I am no different than you. No better, no stronger, no more capable.

I'm out here trying to get my shit together, just like you.

Plus, I introduce a new feature of the podcast: guided meditations! Meditation has proven to be one of the most powerful and important tools in my toolbox, so I want to share the different styles and methods I've learned so you can experiment and see what fits for you. Stay tuned until the end of the episode for my Body Love Letter Guided Meditation.

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Speaker 1:
0:02
[inaudible].
Speaker 2:
0:23
Hello and welcome to self aware millennial, the podcast for people who are trying to get their shit together and maybe stop being so serious while you're at it. I'm your host Liv Hatton and I am so, so, so stoked to announce that season three is coming very, very soon and I'm starting with quite the bang, something totally new that I haven't [inaudible] I haven't done before. But before I get to that, I want to talk a little bit about what season three is going to be all about, what you can expect and why this is going to be 10 times better than any other episode of course season or anything that you've heard so far from me. I took a long hiatus in between season two and season three for a lot of reasons. Many of them were personal. I have been going through intense amounts of growth in the last few months, really all year.
Speaker 2:
1:21
But it really accelerated, uh, around the summertime. I think you'll remember that. Uh, there was also a huge break between episodes somewhere in season two, and that was just a direct result of a lot of the inner work I was doing. And also the translation of that inner work into my outside world, getting my work life in order, my relationship, I've been just diving head first into the things that scare me most and I'm so excited one for myself because all of these transformations and changes have made me feel so much more alive, so much more vibrant, so much more myself, so much more who I'm meant to be and who I want to be for you and, and, and everyone else that I, I hope to empower and encourage and, and help change. But I'm even more excited because all of this translates to you.
Speaker 2:
2:16
Everything that I learn, everything that I do, I bring back to you. I bring back to the show. I'm very much a walk your talk person. These things that I'm sharing with you, these resources, these tools, these insights are all things that I'm personally experiencing personally playing with and feeling into and exploring. It's not lip service. I'm not just telling you what I think you should do. I'm telling you what's been working for me and sharing things through interviews and other people's stories about what works for them and really the heart of of this work and why I source information the way I do. And the reason I share the way I do is because I truly believe that this is catalyzing. So even if I share a story about what resonated for me or an experience I went through or how I broke through some fear or broke a behavior pattern or a thought pattern that I don't really like, um, you might not totally agree with me.
Speaker 2:
3:15
You might not find that it resonates for you, but just by the simple act of giving you something to contemplate on and something for you to consider and something for you to feel into for yourself, that starts an al chemical process inside of you, inside of your own ecosystem that could totally send you off on a path that is exciting and intense and scary and brilliant and helps you break through something. And it doesn't have to look like my breakthrough. It doesn't have to feel like my breakthrough. I mean they could look totally opposite, but I just believe that I believe in the power of storytelling. I believe in the power of sharing and I believe that together you and I create a container by which all kinds of magic happens. Even if you and I never have the pleasure of meeting in person energetically, we're connected.
Speaker 2:
4:06
You're listening to this right now. I'm sharing this with you right now. There's an energy exchange. Just the frequency of sound between my voice and your ears is being shared in this moment. And so we have, we have that link. Um, which I think is, is really beautiful and something that I really love. You know, I can, I can feel you and everyone else listening, even if, again, I never see you in person. We were so capable of things beyond what we can physically see. We are so much more connected than, than we realize, which also is a huge part of my mission with this platform is to get everybody to kind of Frickin re realize that and stop believing that you're separate because it's a lie. And again, it's just a belief and beliefs. They're changeable, they're shiftable. Um, some people might not look to hear that, but that's true.
Speaker 2:
4:57
They change over time. So that's kind of what's been going on for me. I've been in this pressure cooker, this like I'm calling it a delicious cauldron of just growth and, and I can't say intensity enough. Like it's so freaking intense and I totally threw myself in the fire. I basically said, universe, bring it on. University has not disappointed. They have been bringing it on times 10. And I've, I've just, everything that's come my way, even if it smacked me down, I just keep getting up and I'm learning a lot and I have a whole new found humility. Um, yeah, it's, it's, it's interesting. I don't, I don't typically go back and listen to the episodes, but I'm kinda curious to go back and pick a few, pick a few episodes to listen to, to see, um, you know, that version of me. What does she know now and, and are there some things that I can add to refine what I've been sharing, um, over time so that you are getting even better and more nourishing, grounded, holistic information and resources from me.
Speaker 2:
5:58
So what is season three going to be all about? My goal for this season is to give you more tangible things to take into action. Now is the time for action. You know, we spent two seasons just getting our feet under us thinking about these ideas. You know, I have been providing tools and things along the way. It's not that I haven't been doing that. It just has kind of happened as a byproduct of whatever I've found interesting or felt was um, coming from the collective to kind of talk about and bring attention to. But this season, while I'll still be doing that and I'm still going to be keeping a pulse on kind of what I'm sensing folks all wrestling with and struggling with, I want it to be very tangible. I, I want this to be something that you can listen to on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, whatever, during your week you listened to an episode and there's something that you can go do in your world to play around with that you can kind of throw the pebble in the pond and see how much it ripples out and what kind of effect that has and how it feels to you.
Speaker 2:
7:06
So I want to start giving and sharing a lot more tools and resources in that sense as opposed to just big ideas and big concepts. I mean, it is me, there's still going to be lots of big ideas and big concepts. I just want to, I want to ground things. I want them to feel real to you. Um, so that you can actually start effecting change in your life. I'm also very excited to announce I have made a huge shift in my work life. I know I've, I've talked about it quite a bit because it's a huge place of growth and I have so much passion to do the thing that I, I'm here to do, which is what I'm doing right now on this podcast. And so I have chosen to take a leap of faith and cut back on my freelance work as a designer and a project manager and to just fricking go for it with, um, my one-on-one guidance, my online course.
Speaker 2:
8:01
And I'm working with a lot of people in several different communities to start building these services, experiences and outreach that I believe is going to help heal the world. I'm starting with you. I'm going to, I'm going to be on a a divine mission to give you as many possible resources and um, as much possible encouragement and cheerleading to heal yourself because I think that's going to be our best bet. We start one at a time. We start with what we have the most say in the most control over which is ourselves. And then from there we fill our cup up so we can pour out into the rest of the world. So that's my goal for season three. Now to start season three off, I wanted to do something a little bit different if you haven't checked it out yet. There is a youtube channel for the podcast, which I'll put in the show notes for episode.
Speaker 2:
8:57
I've started doing video as well. I'm trying to make sure that the podcast is as visible on as many platforms as possible to the, to that end, I've decided to do a live coaching to open season three and the reason that I've chosen to do that is complex and ultimately it just, it came to me and it felt so, so, so right. In essence, my intention is one, coaching is one of my favorite, favorite, favorite tools. It's one of the things that has helped push me so far past what I could have imagined. It's helped me see things in ways that I just, I couldn't have been able to see. You know, your vision so limited as one person, but when you have someone who is willing to hold you accountable to who you are underneath all the layers of bullshit, it is so, so powerful.
Speaker 2:
9:55
When you have someone who you know is so trustable, they have no reason to blow smoke up your ass. They, they don't want to blow smoke up your ass. All they want to do is help you and help you so well that you can fire them. I mean that's, that's what a good coach does. They want to impart as much wisdom and practicality and love and unconditional support into your life. So you have no chance. You have no chance of wilting. All you can do is bloom it. It's really the only option in a really good coaching container or a really good guidance container. And I'll talk about the difference between coaching and guidance here in a second from what, what it is to me. But I wanted to do that to show people what coaching looks like when it's done well and when it's done with a person that you fit with.
Speaker 2:
10:48
So that's not to say that my coach, whom I have, I have several, but that's not to say that my coaches would be your best coach. However, you can kind of get a sense for and feel in your gut and see visually what I'm uh, what I'm working through with one of my coaches. He's actually, um, coaching my partner and I simultaneously, um, I like to call him an intimacy coach. I don't really know what he calls himself. Actually, I just kind of coined that and I didn't really care what he called himself. But, um, his name's Keith Bellino and you guys, you know, I've, I've mentioned him multiple times and he keeps saying he's going to be on the show. So here it is, promise kept he's going to be on the show. Um, September 24th and I wanted to do live coaching because I also, I also have the vision that this is going to show you that I am just a person that I am just like you and I am not some magical creature who has things and abilities and strength that you do not have.
Speaker 2:
11:51
My goal is to knock myself off any potential pedestal that I am an expert or the end all be all. Certainly I have expertise but I ha I'm mostly an expert of my own self and my own life and I'm not an expert of your yourself or your life and that to me is the huge difference between coaching and guidance. When you hire a coach, a coach is someone who has a an expertise in a skillset and then that coach is going to basically give you play by play strategies, walk you through things, help you practice things and then you know, send you out off to game time and give you kind of real time feedback. I really think about a coach in the athletic sense because for me that's what it's been. But then I also have people who are guides and guides are more like Yoda.
Speaker 2:
12:44
So like, yeah, let's just go with the star wars metaphor because people seem to understand this when I use it. Obi wan Kenobi coach giving Luke practical skills, right? Like very much giving him step by step instructions on how to develop the skill sets he needs to actually wheel the light saber and go up against, you know, the dark side of the force. Yoda on the other hand, kind of just says some cryptic Shit and challenges the crap out of Luke and doesn't get, doesn't spoonfeed Luke any answers. And the whole idea is to basically get Luke to realize that he has all the answers inside himself that he needs, that the thing that stopping him from being a Jedi isn't knowing how to use his lightsaber or doing 10,000 pushups or having a fancy aircraft, what stopping his him is himself. It's his disbelief.
Speaker 2:
13:44
It's his mind, it's his conditioning, it's his wounding. It's his inability to be with his emotions in a way that is empowering and integrated. And that's the difference between coaching and guiding. To me, so I guess I want to reframe what I'm, what I'm saying Keith does Keith as a guide, he certainly has expertise is he certainly shares different skill sets with me, but what he really, really does is hold me super accountable to answering my own goddamn questions and, and I can't tell you how hard that is. It is easy to ask a question and get an answer. It is hard to ask a question and have to answer it yourself that so much tougher and the best part about leaning into that toughness and trusting that I can do that hard thing is that I it less and less do I need external validation lesson less do I distrust myself less and less do I feel confused and lost and just like there's no way ever going to get this all figured out and there's no way I'm going to know what I want and, and if I do know what I want, what if I choose the wrong thing and Oh Duh, I like that whole thing.
Speaker 2:
15:00
You get into where you spin out. I even had a a spin out about a month and a half about if I was a good person or not and all of these things. I think everybody kind of goes through those things where they just kind of are constantly questioning their life and the choices that they're making and though that's good to do that. I think that's important. I think it's, I think it's good to pull yourself up short and say, Hey, what are you doing? Is this really what you want to be doing? How's your life going right now? Do I actually enjoy waking up in the morning? Like it's really good to be asking those questions. The the mischief kind of comes in when you start asking other people to give you the answer. No one else has the answers for you. No one else is living your life.
Speaker 2:
15:40
No one else has your unique set of experiences, feelings, thoughts, brain patterns, body. You are entirely unique and so it's up to you really because at this point you're the only one qualified and the only one around the only one applying for the job. It's up to you to, to figure out what you need and what you don't need. I mean, otherwise, literally you end up living the, the life of an amalgamation of whatever other people are around that whose advice you absorbed and didn't question and integrate into your own self and then you, you die on your death bed going, shit, I wasted this whole time. I had this whole beautiful life and all I did was what everybody else told me I should do. And I'm just under the suspicion that if you're listening to this podcast, that's not what you're about. That's not what you're trying to do.
Speaker 2:
16:34
You're trying to live your fucking life, your life, whatever that looks like and whatever that means. You're trying to live your life. And so you have to be able to be an adult and just take ownership for your shit and responsibility for how you're showing up and who you want to be. And to do that, it becomes so much easier when you have support that sees you and doesn't let you get away with playing smaller than you are and doesn't let you get away with hiding and refuses to accept that you deserve anything less than excellence. And now I'm saying all of this because I'm, I find that when I talk to people about getting coaching or finding a guide or, or whatever it is that you think will help you in this moment, um, a lot of people are like, Oh, life coaching. Yeah.
Speaker 2:
17:25
You know, there's a lot of life coaches out there and honestly that whole term is just fucking obnoxious to me. Life coaching. Like what does that even fucking mean? But there's merit to it that there's a reason that that's a whole booming field. And everybody in their mothers trying to be a life coach. Now everybody in their mother aren't necessarily good at what they do, but at the same time, when you see influxes of professions that it's because there's a demand for it. People who become coaches and guides become coaches and guides because they were coached and guided and got so much value out of it that they want to give that back. So I want to kind of demonstrate why I'm such an evangelist of that kind of relationship with a coach or a guide or both. Um, and like I said, I have both all the time.
Speaker 2:
18:11
Sometimes I really just need to develop a skill set. Like for example, I have a business coach and I need to talk through what am I gonna do for my course launch. Um, how am I gonna run my editorial calendar? What am I gonna do to gain more visibility for my platform? Like I need a coach for that. And I also have guides who are like a live, could you stop doing that? Could you stop self-sabotaging? What would be possible if you asked yourself this instead of telling yourself that and then you have, you have guides in those sense. Um, and if you're really lucky, you find that you find in all-in-one, like Nisha Moodley, she's an all in one. She's a coach and a guide. I'd like to think that I'm also a coach and a guide, but I'd probably lean more toward the guide part because I just, I don't pretend to fucking know what, what, what you need and what you don't need.
Speaker 2:
18:59
But I do know the things that you could be asking yourself and I can see the places that you're fucking your shit up. And I absolutely can see how magical and amazing and phenomenal and powerful you are. And ultimately that's what, that's what you want to look for in a coach Guide or mentor. You want someone who sees how fucking stellar you are and does not let you step off of that. They refuse to let you accept anything less than how wonderful and just cosmically loved and supported and divine that you are. So live coaching is going to be episode one and it's going to go on air 3:30 PM central on September 24th pull out your calendar right now and market. It's going to be a live on my Instagram at live Hadden. Tuesday, September 24th 3:30 PM central. It's going to be an hour long episode and my coach Slash Guide Keith Pelino is going to be basically grilling me.
Speaker 2:
20:02
And I told him, not that he's ever gone easy on me a day in our relationship, but I told him to just get really let me have it. Let people see like I struggle and I don't always have all the answers and it's a journey. It's, it's so much more about the questions and, and, and the process and uncovering things and integrating things and, and allowing yourself to become more fully who you are. There is no, I'm farther ahead than you or I'm better than you or I'm an expert or whatever. Like I'm just over here trying to get my shit together just like you are. So that's how I wanted to start. Season three, do something a little different and, and give you guys a taste of a tool that I, I absolutely love and that I so highly recommend. I recommend it so much that I want it to be my career path.
Speaker 2:
20:50
Like it changes your life, it changes your life. Now you have to find the right guidance coach. And I've said this multiple times and I'm going to keep saying it, not all of them. So if you've done this before and you were like, no, it's shit, maybe it's just that that person, you and that person we're not, we're not a good vibe. Um, and I will talk about as the season goes along, what to look for when you are finding services, uh, with other people because I can't think of, uh, I can't think of a self-awareness journey that doesn't, that doesn't involve some kind of interaction with another person who has some, some way or for reflecting back to you what they see in you, where, where your growth edges are, where your shadows are really being mischievous, where you're not paying attention. Where you could come more alive and be more fully present.
Speaker 2:
21:42
I just, I just don't believe that that's, that exists. I don't believe it's possible. I don't think we're designed to do that. And also I'm just wondering like why would you want to, why would you want to be alone in this when you can, you can be with others whether that's peer-to-peer or anything like that. Yes. So the only other thing that I kind of want to introduce at this point in time before called this episode, good to go, this introductory episode, I'm going to start doing guided meditations because that's another tool that I really love. I love meditation and there's so many different ways to do it. So I'm going to start playing around and doing meditations as a part of the podcast, either at the end of an episode or as bonus episodes. And in fact I'm going to do a guided meditation for this episode at the end of this one, just to get you a little bit of a sneak peek and preview of how things are going to go.
Speaker 2:
22:38
And of course I will eventually have the meditations, have separate files available on the website, um, for you to go download for free whenever you like to keep them on your phone. I like to add mine to my Google drive and then make them available offline. So if I'm traveling or if I'm having a really rough day out and I just like need to go sit in the bathroom and turn on the meditation so that I can center a little bit and not go through the rest of my day with intense amounts of stress or tension, I can just run into the bathroom really quickly, pop on my headphones, play it, play it, even just like five minutes of the meditation and go back to business. So, um, yeah. And, and, and I want to introduce you to the different kinds of meditation because I also, I also don't subscribe to the all meditation is sitting cross legged staring at a wall and dead silence trying to blank your mind out.
Speaker 2:
23:30
I think that is a kind of meditation. It's very masculine. Um, some days it resonates with me and other days I wanna I wanna do a moving meditation or I'm, I don't really want to blank my mind. I, I wanna I want to see what's going on in my mind and what thoughts are looping so I can catch patterns and I want to be more in a contemplate of meditation. And then other times I want to do more authentic movement meditation. Um, and then sometimes I really just want to do breath work, meditation and really be in my body. So there's all different kinds of meditation that we can do and have access to. And it is just one of the best tools because you don't need anything. You don't have to buy anything. You don't, you don't, you don't even need to do, um, the guided stuff, right? Like you can listen to the guided and just copy what I did for yourself. You don't have to listen to my voice. You can just go, oh, live, she kinda did this, this, and this. Or I'm going to try that by myself somewhere. Um, you need absolutely no equipment. You just need your body. And, um, and, and the willingness to show up for yourself.
Speaker 2:
24:34
Oh, and in case you didn't notice, I got a new tagline for the show. Um, it was, if you, if you're just tuning in and this is your, your first season or your first episode of self-aware millennial, I used to say it was the podcast for people seeking a joyously authentic life and it just didn't feel right. Um, a lot of my messaging hasn't felt totally right. It felt esoteric and kind of abstract and a little woo woo. And so, um, I've done a lot of work with my coach Nisha, and I just want this to feel real and tangible and just grounded because that's who I am. I'm not running around here. I mean, I love spiritual shit. Don't get me wrong. Like I can get woo as fuck and I love it, but I'm not running around my life every day, like chanting Sanskrit and, um, I don't even know what else the hell I could be doing.
Speaker 2:
25:27
Like, I'm not saging every room I walk into and burning incense 24, seven and never getting angry because I found enlightenment. Like I'm very much here, like in it, I'm fucking in it. All of it. Everything from shame, guilt, grief, anger, all a to g extreme joy and, and love and pride and courage. I'm living the full spectrum of human existence and emotion. And I want that to be reflected in the messaging that I share that you don't have to, you don't have to have my spiritual beliefs or be spiritual even at all. Um, to get something out of this and to live a really beautiful life. And so joyously authentic, felt a little too [inaudible] or too hippy, a little, a little too fluffy. Um, and so I've changed it a really, the point of what I'm doing ultimately is I want you to feel better.
Speaker 2:
26:21
I want you to feel better in your skin, in your life, in your relationships, in your career. And, and why do I want you to feel better? Because I believe the reason that the world looks so fucking terrible right now and why everyday you get on the news and there's just so much blood and chaos and mayhem and things look evil and doomed is because that's how we feel about ourselves are our external worlds are a direct reflection of our internal ones and as a collective internally, all those things I said, bloody chaotic, evil, doomed. That's how we feel about our individual selves. Most of us, right? Most of us, we're, we're, we're blessed to have the people who don't because they keep us afloat, but it's time for the rest of us to start doing our part and stop feeling like powerless victims who are just gonna float through life and then die one day, right?
Speaker 2:
27:19
We're just going to watch Netflix, tweet hashtags and die like, no, no. I'm calling you to do something better, something greater, something way more important, which is show up all the way. If you don't do anything in your whole life except to be as fucking you as you fucking can. If all you do this lifetime is heal yourself, you will have done one of the most important things you could ever possibly do. You will have done one of the most powerful, transformative things you could do for the others around you and for the whole entire world. If you'll remember, I talked about power versus force last season, the map of consciousness consciousness created by Dr. David R. Hawkins. And I explained to you that all of the emotions that we feel are just frequencies. It's just an energy line. And, and I, I think intuitively we know this.
Speaker 2:
28:14
It's just like tuning a radio. You turn it to the right a little bit, you get a different station than if you turn it to the left a little bit. That is how energy works. That is how emotions work. They have frequencies attached to them. And what happens is the higher you vibrate, the higher your frequency, the more people you affect and help uplift. It's just like when, when you're having a really shit day and it only takes one person being kind to you to change that one kind word can change your whole day. One genuine smile can change your whole day. One Nice Hug can change your whole day. That's all it takes and that's because those higher vibrations, those, those spaces of willingness and acceptance and courage and love and joy, those things are so much stronger than our shame and our guilt and our grief and our desire.
Speaker 2:
29:06
They, those things lift us all up and so if you do the work, if you do the work to do that for yourself, you're automatically, whether you realize it or not, whether you ever get recognition for it or not, you're automatically doing that for all of the people around you. When you heal yourself, you heal us all. When you heal yourself, you give all of us permission to also hear ourselves. That's why influencers are even a thing because they do something. Everybody else does it. You have that same capability. You have that same magic. You have same fire. You. Someone is watching your life right now and they're either feeling inspired by it or terrified by it, right? You choose, are you going to be inspiring or scary as hell? And I don't know about you, but I'm gonna lean toward the inspiring space. I'd rather people feel better for having met me or read something I wrote or heard something I said, then feel worse.
Speaker 2:
30:06
Not that sometimes you don't have to feel bad to feel good, but overall I want people to just really, really get it, that they're capable, that you can get your shit together and it doesn't have to be so serious and we can adult, we can actually do this. We don't have to do what our parents did and their parents did and their parents did. That's the huge benefit of being the next generation. We get to learn from the mistakes of the past. We have an opportunity to change things if if you believe otherwise, ask yourself why you're choosing to be a victim. Why is it so important to you to be a victim when really you, you could choose something different. People are choosing something different. All the time. There is possibility everywhere. Constantly. I subscribe to the belief that if anything exists, everything exists.
Speaker 2:
30:58
Everything, the opposite of it, the better of it, the worst of it, the left of it, the right of it, it all exists. And so if it all exists, how can you bring that energy into your life and, and really exploit what makes you fantastic and brilliant and take those parts of you that maybe you don't like or that you feel are dragging you down or that other people have said that they don't. Like, how can you take those parts and reintegrate them into who you are and accept them and just refine them, transmute them into something that feels powerful and, and solid and true for you. Um, if you are someone who has ever come out around really anything, um, but especially sexuality or you know, someone who has, that's a testament to it. That could be a part of yourself that you don't like or that you hate or that's scary or that has certainly been demonized by society in so many different ways.
Speaker 2:
31:55
But regardless of that, when you come out, despite the obstacles, despite all the reasons not to, you heal yourself, you feel so much better. And when you feel better, I promise you can do better. I promise you can do better as why depressed people not horribly successful. I'm not saying people with depression aren't successful. I'm saying when you are depressed, not, you probably don't feel successful. You're not getting the things done during the day. You want to get done. You're certainly not feeling capable and motivated to do anything. However, during the times when you feel better, you're more likely to take care of yourself, take care of your job, show up for your friends and family. Feel good about the way that you spent your day. It's just fucking logic. So I want you to feel better so you can do better. That's, that's it. That's what the point of this is.
Speaker 2:
32:49
So that's why we're getting our shit together. And, and I don't want you to get your shit together. Like it's the most serious thing that's ever happened. And, um, every mistake that you make is fucking life ending. And you're going to have to just give it up and, and throw up the white flag because you know you're not perfect and, and you're never going to get it right. That, that's too serious. That's way too serious. We're gonna cut that serious shit out. We're going to have fun while we're doing this. We're going to laugh while we're having really tough times. Even if it's an ironic, sarcastic laugh, we're gonna figure out how to yeah. Make this work and, and I just invite you to, to just be willing. Just be willing. That's it. Yep. That's it. That's, that's really what I wanted to do with this episode and I'm so excited to start season three. Thank you so much for listening. Again, if you are a returning Sammer and a thank you for joining, if you're new, I really appreciate that. Please enjoy this guided meditation by me.
Speaker 3:
34:03
[inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible]
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sit or lay in a comfortable pose.
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the more comfortable you are, the deeper you can go. Wiggle your fingers, wiggle your toes, feel them stretch, release any tension in your joints. You might feel starting at your ankles. Moving all the way up to your knees.
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Upthere events
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up to your neck and shoulders.
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feeling the rise and fall of your chest.
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[inaudible]
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as you move your attention down to your wrists and elbows, just releasing any tension you might be feeling. Feel free to breathe in to that space where you might feel some tenseness or even wiggle, roll, stretch, whatever you need. Whenever you're ready. He says it needs to find comfort, ease, and flow. [inaudible] don't forget to check your job. Are you clenching?
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try to release any tension from the center of your Brown
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and of course, you can feel your mind spinning.
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running your to do list telling you this is silly, telling you you'll never get comfortable.
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tell your thoughts. Thank you. And let them float on buying this. Meditation is going to be a love letter to your body, your forever home, the one thing that's never, ever, ever going to abandon you. You will be in it and keep it until you eat this earth. So let's try to create a relationship that's nourishing, authentic, grounded, and filled with unconditional love.
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I want you to take a deep breath in your nose, let it out in your mouth with an audible side
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album with the sign
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[inaudible] [inaudible]
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out with a sigh. Starting at the top of your head, I want you to slowly scan down your body and just observe how it feels.
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is there lightness? Can you feel the weight of it? Do you feel any remaining tension?
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any aches, pains, scratches,
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anything you find that you can't move on from, I want you to just give that spot a little bit of love with your mind without needing to change it.
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so as you're scanning down from the top of your head, if you notice tension in the back of your neck, send in that spot of your body a little bit of thank you for holding what you're holding. Thank you for keeping me sane. I love you. Then continue moving down.
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Two,
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you feel tension in your shoulders as so many of us do to again, extend it so much love. Thank you for holding what you're holding. Thank you for keeping me saying I love you.
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continued down. Scanning slowly, Jen, the without judgment, nothing's wrong. Your body's allowed to take, it's allowed to be relaxed. It's allowed to want to fidget. There's nothing wrong no matter what's going on.
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just observe and extend gratitude.
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thank you for holding what you're [inaudible]
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thank you for keeping me safe. I love you.
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as you scan, you find spaces that feel tight, that feel pink. Tracted try breathing into that space. Imagine a beautiful ocean wave, gently caressing the area, creating more and more space around that body. Martin. Yeah. If you feel any anxiety in your chest, the ocean wave rolling over your heart, washing away all those anxious feelings,
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[inaudible]
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cleaning your heart and refreshing it. Creating space [inaudible] into any space, any part of your body that feels tight and thanking you.
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[inaudible]
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thank you for holding what you're holding. Thank you for keeping me safe. I love you.
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[inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible]
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now let's take some deep belly breaths. I want you to breathe into your stomach, allowing it to fill, expand, and take up lots of space. And when you read that in as much as you can, slowly gently release the air
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feel everything. Release the tension in your body. Release
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[inaudible]
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thoughts, emotions, anything you're holding on to give it permission to leave with your breath.
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it's to it again in through your nose filling your lungs and your diaphragm as much as you can.
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then slowly letting it go and releasing whatever you're ready to release.
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[inaudible] [inaudible]
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continue doing that for three more breaths.
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[inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible]
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I feel all of the places where your body is making contact, the ground
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[inaudible]
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feel the weight of your body and the earth coming up to meet you.
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feel how solid and stable the ground feel. How helped you and your body are
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check in with each contact point and me feel how held it's supported. You are in that place by the earth. How does it feel when you recognize how stable and consistent this type of support is? What would it feel like to support your body? The way the Earth supports your body?
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now imagine roots coming from each place in your body. That's touching the floor, going down into the earth, connecting you deeply and intimately the ground.
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slowly extend the roots deeper and deeper. Let them go out and down as far as they want to. Taking your time. There's no rush.
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what happens if you allowed them to go even deeper than you imagine
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now allow those roots to soak up the love and energy that the earth provides.
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feel the swirling blue, pink and white energy moving up the roots into your body.
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slowly filling every space available, nourishing every cell in your body.
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providing you with the sustenance and vitality that you need to continue on your day.
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[inaudible] [inaudible]
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what happens if you let your roots go even deeper? What happens if you let them soak up even more vitality?
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[inaudible]
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what happens if you treat your body the way the earth is treating your body?
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[inaudible] [inaudible]
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what if you treat the earth and your body like your home?
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[inaudible]
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like your beautiful home for love. [inaudible] slowly being returned to the room you're in.
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bringing your awareness [inaudible] to any sensations your body can feel here.
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[inaudible]
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or even touch
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[inaudible].
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Can you feel air or breeze on your skin?
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[inaudible]
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do you notice any smells? Can you hear any? Sounds like the hum of an air conditioner or the far off noises of the highway.
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[inaudible]
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slowly returning to the Orient
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[inaudible]
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perhaps wiggling your toes and your fingers
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[inaudible]
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and slowly as you're ready, you can open your eyes.
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[inaudible]
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only letting in as much light as your eyes want at a time. Again, there's no rush. Take your time. Come back to the room in a way that feels good and timely for your body.
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[inaudible]
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if you listen, it will tell you
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[inaudible] [inaudible]
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once you've arrived back in the space, I want you to wrap your arms around yourself. If you can. You can't imagine wrapping your arms around yourself.
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[inaudible]
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hold yourself tight. Deep embrace when filled with love and appreciation, one of reverence and awe and admiration.
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[inaudible] repeat
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out loud or silently.
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Mm.
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Thank you for all that you are holding.
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[inaudible]
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thank you for keeping me safe.
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[inaudible]
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I love you.
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[inaudible] [inaudible].
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