awakened woman self care podcast with host Christine Pensa

Awakened Woman Self Care podcast

Navigating sacred self care as the wayfinders in these times ~ with Host Christine Pensa ~

Because sacred self care is all about creating a life you do not need to be distracted from.

A life that elevates each of us from simply existing to thriving in harmony with our true divine human embodiment as the pioneers in this moment of human evolution.

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Podcast Episodes and Guest Info

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Episode 142 Empowerment is a Frequency you Choose with Ashmi Pathela

My guest this week is Ashmi Pathela the creatrix, author and artist behind the book, Awakening the Heart of Humanity. She calls it, “a journey into remembering who you are and why you’re here.”

After a depleting career in silicon valley, Ashmi trusted the inner prompt to travel, to write, and paint again as she had in her childlike purity. Trusting the prompts of her heart, she continued to build her intuitive muscles, which led her away from striving and toward the flow of the language of her soul.

Ashmi found that as she became more true to herself creation naturally came through. She invites us to tune into what wants to flow through each of us by learning to deprogram what is keeping us in limitation. She says; “You know you are walking toward it just by sitting in the discomfort.”

We talked about what is birthing on this planet and how we can be the calm in the storm as things escalate by trusting the true voice of our heart. That voice will lead us to right action or non-action as we unravel our own programming and shadows to allow the new growth to begin. Ashmi says that from that place we can also trust that our loved ones are also warriors of light even if they take a path different from our own. Trusting, without division, that they are on a path that will serve their own evolution best. As she says; “If you trusted the divinity of it all, you would not be afraid.”

There were so many gems in this powerful episode. We closed with Ashmi sharing how to begin to recognize and release victim-hood—moving through empowerment—into powerfully living in joy knowing we are always safe. She says, “Empowerment is a frequency you can tune into and choose.”


Find out more about Ashmi and her heart work at; https://www.ashmipathela.com/


(below some of Ashmi’s artwork click on image for more)

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Episode 141 Kate Joyner and the Potent Alchemical Art of Self Healing (to embody love is fierce)

Christine’s guest in this episode of the podcast was Kate Joyner the creatrix of The Dancing Serpent Mystery School. The conversation opened by diving right into the alchemical art of self healing. Kate says the journey begins with knowing ourselves. To be able to truly know how we work and then beginning to operate more from the wholeness of ourselves and less from our fragmented selves.

Kate calls this tuning in, “the largest love affair we can conjure in our lifetime.” She says, that place is the place of wholeness, our true inheritance, our healthy body vibrating with the frequencies of Earth. It is from that place we move into a relational embodied alchemical healing of the wounds and conditioning which are not part of our original human design. Kate’s work has been to assist others to move into the place of their original design, or wholeness, into the alchemy of shedding the layers and letting go as we all step into the new story.

The conversation flowed into how ancient alchemy is a remembrance woven into our individuated embodied souls in this now moment—how we can recognize what we don’t need to bring forward—as well as, what our soul is calling in to create the new. Kate feels the ancient piece is the way the soul resonates within us. When we come to inhabit the Earth design we are naturally in service to this world, as she says, because in that place we will know our soul and know our true belonging.

Kate shared her own knowing that the erotic impulse is one way that Earth vibrates through us to get our attention, and it does that so that we can come into relationship with our soul. She says, following the threads of our longing is a path that leads us to the revelation of our soul. Through the natural frequencies, each one of us has a unique and joyful journey to uncover what it is our own longing is pointing us toward.

Kate created the Dancing Serpent in part to create a temple space for women to become their poetry. She says, when we become our poetry, we become our soul and free ourselves to become the deepest expression of our power to love and create.

This gorgeous episode closed with Kate reading a powerful poem she wrote called—Go Transmit My Frequency. (see below for the text of this beautiful offering)

To find out more about Kate, please visit her website; https://dancingserpent.org/

GO TRANSMIT MY FREQUENCY
This morning the sun told me he was my lover
When I heard new of this I paused 
I wondered if I could contain a love this large
He said open, and you can contain not just me but the whole universe
This morning the Earth told me to become her longing
To reveal the ache I have on the inside
And know that it’s also hers.
She wants you to join
She wants you to feel
She wants you to fall into her frequency.
She showed me that I am daughter of hers.
Then it all made sense
All the unloved romances
Showed me the way to her buried treasure
Hidden so far underground, I burrowed
Fell to my knees
Sometimes in despair 
Others in rapture
I fell so deeply into myself I found the shore
I remembered the well spring of everything I’ve been looking for
She showed me that I am all of her
No stone left unturned
My true nature wild and free
Then she said
Go transmit my frequency
Even if they think you’re crazy
Especially if they think you’re crazy
Go transmit my frequency
And my heart cracked into a million pieces
Tender and fierce is the all to be lover of the wild
Really, you want me?
Yes, she said.
And the sun nodded his head.
(Kate Joyner)
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Episode 140 Standing Like a Tree, and your powerful strong roots

 
This episode was inspired by Tree and how trees are modelling perfectly the beauty, ease and grace of nature’s cycles. The cyclical nature of a tree shows us that letting go is not a loss, but rather a transmutation into the next level, the next evolution of what will blossom for humanity. 
 
Christine invited listeners to tune into their own capacity to stand strongly rooted in their own source connection, to let go like the autumn trees with a knowing and appreciation that falling leaves are compost for future growth. Learning from the trees about deep presence and how to drop in ever more deeply into your own source. 
 
The lyrics to an old and beautifully simple song personifies what it is to be standing strong in our own presence right now. (As far as I could discover, the song was originally performed and written by Betsy Rose music.)
 
The lyrics are;
Standing like a tree
with my roots dug down
my branches wide and open
come down the rain
come down the sun
come down root
to the heart that is open
to be standing like a tree
with my roots dug down…
 
 
You can find the Betsy Rose version at;
 
You can find the Xi Earthstar version at; 
 
 
Noticing what programs we are still accepting as “natural or normal” that are actually abusive. What is not in alignment with self love, and ready to fall/leave? Let’s stand in the power of our strong pure roots of LOVE.
 
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Episode 139, Choosing untamed to come home to your true voice, when NO is really a yes to more of you

This episode (as always) was inspired by the listeners who call forward what wants to be heard, and by an instagram post on neutrality. The post came from Dr. Lori Earley and she said in her account @phoenixrising medicine, “Neutrality is not an option.”

What are we choosing in this moment, at this pivotal time on the planet? When chaos and polarities are amplified, we can retreat from that cacophony because we do not want to be pulled in directions that would seem to pull us apart. We still FEEL it because we are part of the collective.

How can we discern what is right for us in this moment? How do we navigate the external? We choose.

We don’t have to choose a side, but we are being called to choose who we are. To stand in our pure love presence. To say no to what we need to say no to, to say yes to what we need to say yes to—because to not choose is to give our tacit or implied consent to whatever, or whoever, has the loudest voice.

Christine shared insights, her poem called, I Choose Untamed*, as well as, a short visualization to help you discern what is the truth of you and how to move beyond the lower frequencies that are external to you.

 

*find more poetry HERE

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Episode 138 Moving in the direction of Love with Gabriela Gutierrez

Christine’s guest is Gabriela Gutierrez, an independent scholar and practitioner of oracular arts and shamanism. The episode opened with a discussion about opening to joy/ecstasis even in the face of those most traumatic events that we are currently living. The definition of ecstasis is; “A magic state where your consciousness reaches another plane and creativity flows unimpeded.” Can we hold the place of the witness in the face of all the grief, fear and doubt and be with all that is unfolding, and—hold the joy.

We explored how our moment to moment choices can allow us to notice and dismantle some of the consumption based model that has not brought us joy and the true expression of ourselves.

Gabriela shared a powerful story of ancient wisdom through her recent experience of touring the prehistoric caves in Cantabria in Northern Spain, and how that experience can illuminate this moment, our relationship to Earth, and our relationship to our own bodies. She asks, if the Earth is the body and the body is the Earth and we are indeed made of stars and roses, then why is it we are causing her/us so much harm? How can we come into more harmony and communion with this Earth—being in our bodies, of and with the Earth again? How do we reclaim the organic idea of lover and eros and feel our feet on the Earth as part of everything?

We explored how to tune into your right action in each moment from a place of sovereignty and empowerment—moving in the direction of love to make the impossible possible. Gabriela says the body is the map and it will show us how to loosen and soften—expanding or flowering into the direction that is right for us, while allowing ourselves to evolve beyond what we think we are.

For Gabriela, the evolution of her work unfolded just before the lockdowns hit when she heard the words, “the virtual temple,” as she walked through the Alhambra (a sacred site in Spain). That became the platform for her passion to bring forward a revival of ancient wisdom and spiritual practice that is accessible to more people than it would be as an in person experience. She was able to create an all new kind of community, which is what we are all being called to create in this moment.

We closed by talking about dreaming and the impossible/possible as a means of dreaming our world into healing. Gabriela says we can choose to perceive dreaming as the landscape that can inform our life whether we are awake or asleep—and all we need to do is set the intention to enter into relationship with it so the impossible becomes possible—bee with that.

Find out more about Gabriela and her powerful work reviving ancient wisdom at; https://www.thevirtualtemple.net/

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Episode 137, Your Sacred Self Care when joy is an act of resistance

For many of us how the new consciousness is coming in is not what we “thought” it would look like, and yet it is exactly what we KNEW it would be. Because everything we thought was part of the lies, everything we (heart) knew is part of the truth.

Each day we can choose to release more of what was never us. You are the being in charge. Turning inward, tuning back into the truth of ourselves.

How do we practically move through this moment? How can we choose differently—staying in the body, staying present to our pure love presence, and choosing people, places and businesses that reflect our vision for the positive future of this Earth.

Releasing ancestral baton meditation https://www.artthatmoves.ca/meditations-and-audio-journey/

Find out more about Kaya Usher’s work https://kayausher.com/ and the work of Oracle Girl https://www.oraclegirl.org/.

Coming h(om)e to you.

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Episode 136, Exploring the nature of self healing and the evolution of the human experience

This is an exploration of the nature of healing and what is changing and evolving for us as humans in this now moment as we consider opening to more of our own self healing capabilities.

Exploring the beliefs we may have stemming from the common thought program that says if things don’t run smoothly, you have done something wrong. Noticing what beliefs we are still carrying that are feeding an outdated system through the metaphor of a parasite. We don’t take on the identity of the parasite, assuming it is us, and likewise, we don’t need to hold onto all that is collectively cleansing. We just need to allow it to happen and take excellent care of ourselves as it falls away.

We have all experienced learning exploring the limits of the human expression—now is the moment to be the embodied limitlessness of our true selves.

In this episode, Christine invites you to notice how can you begin to tune into your self healing. What practices are not really serving you any longer? How can you move through what is coming up with more grace? Where (to paraphrase Andrew Bartzis) can you allow healing to be a process and not an event? How can you free yourself from the lie that you have done something wrong if things don’t go smoothly?

To begin we can move away from what was never us those things that influenced and confused us—and back into our nature, back into the truth of ourselves. Utilizing your superpower of choice as you decide how you best move through this now moment as a beautiful human being.

Find out about Christine’s latest offerings HERE.

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Episode 135 Become Full of Your True-self, finding your new footing on an evolving Earth

Inspired by the phrase full of yourself, this episode explores the question, “If you’re not full of yourself, who else and what else are you full of?” This episode is an invitation to explore how much self you are full of, and what are you ready to release that is not you?

We are journeying through some terrain that may be unfamiliar. As we are finding our new footing in this moment, many of us are watering the new ground with our tears.

The tears can be the emptying out of what is not us and stepping back into filling ourselves up with the truth of who we are and have always been beneath the clutter.

It’s an invitation to expand into more of yourself through the lens of adventure and wonder. An invitation to allow any tears shed to water the ground of you.

Fill yourself with more of you—because who else would you rather be full of?

 

Link to Christine’s new online course Art as Soul Practice

 

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Episode 134, Waking from the dream of who you thought you were—to embody more of your true self

Embodying our true selves. At this moment we are releasing, or turning on their heads, the old stories and narratives that have kept us sleeping. In this episode, podcast host Christine Pensa invites listeners to flip the story of Sleeping Beauty on its head, to re-imagine that the “prince” is actually your soul tenderly waking you up to embody more of your true frequency in this now moment.

Why not welcome in the kiss that brings you more powerfully into knowing your true self. You can use two powerful free tools right in your body—your breath and your ability to drop into the silence of your own heart. The wisdom of your own body is something at your own fingertips so why not develop a deeper romantic relationship with her—and with the vastness of your own soul.

The truth is simple—we are here for Love. If there is a part of yourself that has been longing to express more of that—kiss it awake!

Find out more about Sai Charan Paloju @smartcherrythoughts on Youtube here; https://www.youtube.com/c/SaiCharanPaloju/videos

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Episode 133, Our Human Journey to Wholeness and the Gift of an Organic Olive

In this episode host Christine Pensa focused on wholeness from the perspective of the new human—how the story of an organic olive opened her heart up to a deeper understanding of wholeness—and, how that simple organic olive can help us to understand our own deep capacity for self healing.


The journey of this moment is all about us becoming more whole, shifting our current experience to reflect wholeness, rather than fragmentation. Reflecting on the beauty of Alberto Villoldo’s term “Homo Luminous” and this moment we are in where we are indeed in the cocoon of becoming the “new species of human giving birth to itself from a new luminous matrix.”


In this pivotal time on Earth we are called to embody our wholeness—be in mastery of the self—connecting to both our quantum/Source self, and our human body connection to the vibrant organic life on this Earth.

In reclaiming our wholeness, it is a powerful act of self healing to clarify our channel, to connect to the wisdom of our own Gut Brain, through the knowing of a vibrant gut microbiome. We then naturally call in the medicine we need and to move through the challenges before us—understanding each stressor may be a gift helping us to become stronger as we move into “dreaming our new dream into being” for all beings on Earth.


Here are some of the incredible beings I mentioned during the podcast…


Alberto Villodo’s beautiful heart work can be found here; https://thefourwinds.com/

The Happy Pear Podcast episode with Dr. Zach Bush; https://thehappypear.ie/podcast/episode-9-zach-bush-md/

Nick Pollizi and the Sacred Science; https://www.thesacredscience.com/

Maggie Savage’s Clarity program (see also Episode 131 below); http://www.sheletthemeatcake.com/the-clarity-sessions/
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Episode 132, Reweaving the Creator Song of Harmony into Your Life

In this episode podcast host Christine Pensa shares how tuning into your pure note is a powerful way to reconnect with your creator truth. Allowing the expression of all we truly are here to express—moving through in this powerful month of May 2021. How can we stand strong in our own inner space, while seeing the distortion of the world around us?

Using sound through the physical body is a powerful act of self expression. The invitation is to notice how you are using sound in your own life—experimenting with how it can support your sacred self care—while also noticing where it might be depleting you. Where can you allow more of the symphony of pleasure of your pure note to move more freely through you? Your own body is a powerful tool that helps you align with your true sound and vibration when you tune inward.

This moment on the Earth is a call to reweave our new harmonious song into the material world through our own bodies—and being that harmonious note by first tuning into our own self love. The invitation is to stop tuning into every outside narrative and ignoring the song your soul is here to sing.

(The previous episodes and lovely beings Christine referred to were Episode 119 with Sahala Larnyoh, and Episode 116 with Kaya Usher—both can be found through the show page below. Sandra Ingerman’s beautiful passage about ancient song can be found here; https://www.sandraingerman.com/tnjune2021.html)

Below is the text of the Creator Song Christine heard…

We are the Light of this Earth
Standing in the Crystal Waters
Gathered in LOVE
Gathered in Peace
Gathered in Joy
We are
Gathered in Freedom
We are the Light of this Earth
Standing in the Crystal Waters
Gathered in LOVE
Gathered in Peace
Gathered in Joy
We are
Gathered in Freedom
We are the Light of this Earth
Standing in the Crystal Waters
(Christine Pensa)
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Episode 131, Perspective Talks, opening to a deeper understanding with Maggie Savage

In this episode, host Christine Pensa’s guest was the creator of the Perspective Talks, Maggie Savage. Maggie said the talks were borne out of her feeling of sadness that people were so divided. She said, “I felt we just didn’t understand each other.” Maggie interviewed a diverse group of people, from a variety of backgrounds and professions. She shared the evolution of the perspective series and how she was able to immediately slip into neutrality with each person to really hear their diverse perspectives. Maggie committed to practicing neutrality even when the people she was interviewing held opinions that were in contrast to her own.


Maggie says she is a born teacher so learning and sharing with others is natural for her. She approached the talks as an opportunity to learn what was behind the opinions—because if opinion is only a competition—then everyone loses. As Maggie was able to open to witness each person, she found that underneath the perspectives and opinions are life experiences and stories that are heart opening and always ultimately beautiful.


This episode is an invitation to open up to how we might rise above our own judgements and polarity—in order to come together and truly learn about each other through the eyes of compassion. Doing so, in effect Maggie says, “builds up an arsenal of perspectives to help better shape our own.” Honouring and looking beyond what is being said on the surface in order to understand what is really going on.


Maggie is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who is offering a new program called The Clarity Sessions because she found that though she has been surfing the same pandemic waves as the rest of us she continued to feel good, healthy and free during the lockdown. She combines her knowledge of nutrition and the depth of her personal journey through intentional living and meditation to bring this same clarity to other women.


The closing questions Maggie asked every guest on the Perspective Talks was what the silver lining of the lockdown has been. She was touched that the common thread and medicine so many pulled from a worldwide shutdown was to slow down, do what we love, and hug the people we love.


Find the full Perspective Talks series through 
Maggie’s instagram @maggiesavage1


Maggie’s website http://www.sheletthemeatcake.com/the-clarity-sessions/
 

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Episode 130, Shifting into our Creator Being expression and releasing the need to “fix” ourselves

This episode is an invitation to shift your perspective, or flip on its head, needing to fix ourselves from a place of depletion. It’s an invitation to become even more aware of what we are creating in each moment— to open our perspective—to inner-stand more of our own body temple from a power place of knowing we are our own genetic engineers.


It’s an invitation to open up to what beauty, or song wants to be sung through us in each moment, knowing we are fully worthy Creator Beings who are here to express. It’s a reminder to trust the guidance system that we have within ourselves to create our own bespoke daily spiritual hygiene practice. Allowing our inner knowing to guide us to the resources that deeply support and nurture us, our sacred self care, and self love.


As Creators, we can look outside of ourselves for inspiration, while not giving away any of our powerful awakening experience to anyone else. We can create it in each moment, as we co-create the highest frequency container for the new consciousness.


Podcast host Christine Pensa will be leading a simple ceremony event offering May 20th, Mandala, Planting Seeds of Light. Click the link to find out more and to register https://www.artthatmoves.ca/work-with-me/

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Episode 129, Opportunity for Growth—the Power of Choosing to Release Hierarchy

Each episode of the podcast is an exploration of sacred self care in these changing times. Sacred self care is all about creating a life you do not need to be distracted from. A life that elevates existence to thriving in harmony with your true divine human embodiment.

This week host Christine Pensa explores the patterns and programs of the hierarchical structures in our world. She shares the higher frequency perspective she is exploring, which is, that there is no hierarchy to truly Be-ing Human. It’s an exploration into the ways we have given parts of ourselves away to conform to hierarchical structures, and how hierarchy is an opponent to peace. It’s an invitation to deepen into our own knowing, and release the ways we have been trying to make sense of systems that do no serve us in the new consciousness. It’s an invitation to choose inner-standing and coming home to our true selves—creator beings here to embody loving compassion.

The poem Christine shared at the end of the episode is called, New Song.

New song

Beloveds, now is the moment

The songs of sorrow and division are done

Warrior marches shouting down “the other” no longer need to weave through our streets

We do not choose that deceit

Because we have chosen a new song

Now is the moment

We step forward

As a new song rises from each beloveds pure heart

Though each expression carries a different melody—each wraps around “the others” without dissonance

The new tapestry of song—alive with creativity and joy

Now is the moment

For each note rising from each throat to be sung from a pure heart knowing

We have chosen to stand in harmony with this beautiful planet
with every free organic being embodied here now

Let that music play

(poem by Christine Pensa)

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Episode 128, Clare Kenty, Reiki For the Times, Evolution as the Yes, And…

My guest in this episode is the divine Clare Kenty, a pioneer who has developed a teaching called, Reiki for the Times, Not Your Average Class. We talk about how everything is evolving and how her Reiki offering is really meant as a “bridge into where we are going.” As Clare says, we are not just talking about Reiki, it’s really about the—yes, and…

Her joy around the teachings of Reiki began when she felt she “knew” the work during the first class she attended. The way Clare teaches Reiki now is to offer a non-hierarchical, de-colonized space for each individual “student” to understand and explore the energy. She shares that the phrase, for the times, is really about asking—how can we honour the genesis of this “beautiful modality” and work with it side by side allowing it to blossom into whatever its evolution is going to be?

Our conversation unfolded and we explored our current evolution as humanity. Clare shared her perspective on straddling her being in a beautiful human vessel and the expansive “all-ness” we are—and the challenges of hovering between that and this very oppressive system that hooks into us. It’s an invitation to look at how we have been doing things, and as Clare says, begin to “question everything” and open ourselves up to choosing a different narrative. In particular, an invitation to question the ways we have agreed to devalue ourselves.

If there is no wrong, how do we release old scripts—or, as Clare says—how can we unsubscribe from the narratives that have been part of our human learning experience. How to let go of what we are ready to move beyond, because we are at a point now where we are longing the joy of co-creating and bringing into the material world our next evolution—knowing all paths are leading us to Source.

In this human journey, all perspectives are valuable, worthy and needed. As Clare shared, “The system was not designed for liberation. We’re going to have to liberate ourselves…so how about we take back our choice and choose differently.” From my perspective, I think that is how the world evolves into a heaven on earth.

More about Clare
https://www.clarekenty.ca/

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Episode 127, Dissolving the Walls Between Us with Christine Pensa

This episode is an invitation to deepen into our sacred self care during this powerful, heart opening, challenging and triggering time on the planet—by dissolving the polarity within us and between us.

Christine recorded this directly after participating in a Gaia group meditation. Her friend Jarmila, who leads the meditations, opened the silent meditation by sharing she was hearing Earth, Terra and Gaia singing together as one voice. A powerful frequency for all of us to tune into.

This image and metaphor of ONE voice is a call for all of us to dissolve the walls within ourselves and between our fellow divine humans. Connecting back to ourselves as free, sovereign beings of love. Connecting back to the purity and innocence of your original, organic self to come back into harmony with ourselves first—then singing this song of love as our infinite expression.

Knowing ourselves as love as beings here to do harm to none, we reunite with our true expression. Christine concluded the episode by sharing a beautiful poem written by Maria Sabina entitled, You Are the Medicine.

LINK to the guided meditation Christine created to help you dissolve the walls within yourself available as gifted immediate download via dropbox for a limited time.

Full text of Maria Sabina’s poem below…

“Cure yourself, with the light of the sun and the rays of the moon.
With the sound of the river and the waterfall.
With the swaying of the sea and the fluttering of birds.
Heal yourself, with the mint and mint leaves,
with neem and eucalyptus.
Sweeten yourself with lavender, 
rosemary, and chamomile.
Hug yourself with the cocoa bean and a touch of cinnamon.
Put love in tea instead of sugar and take it looking at the stars.
Heal yourself, with the kisses that the wind gives you 
and the hugs of the rain.
Get strong with bare feet on the ground and 
with everything that is born from it.

Get smarter every day by listening to your intuition, 
looking at the world with the eye of your forehead.
Jump, dance, sing, so that you live happier.
Heal yourself, with beautiful love, 
and always remember… you are the medicine. “

~Maria Sabina, Curandera and Poet.

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Episode 126, Meghan Genge on Magic and how it is a part of you

In this episode writer, mystic and animist Meghan Genge joins host Christine Pensa for a gently powerful conversation on opening to more magic in your life, and how that is in itself an act of sacred self care.

Meghan shared how there was a moment when she decided, she chose, to invite magic into her life. As she says; “Our power – and possibly the greatest power in the universe – is in our imagination; in our authentic expression.” Meghan’s journey and also her joy and expansion has lately been in her daily writing practice, which at the time of our taping was at well over 1000 days. She says she has embraced showing up as a daily practice, no matter what. Meghan says she feels that sometimes self care has been misrepresented as “letting yourself off—when sometimes self care is making yourself do.”

The practice doesn’t matter, it is about the deeper call. The conversation opened into some beautiful questions. Where do you find your magic? How do you open to that in your own life? How are you showing up for yourself? How can you move into yourself to find the doorways to the magic?

Meghan shared some of her own experiences and how she has spiritually aligned herself to step into more of the magic in her own life. As she brilliantly said; “The more we approach it, the more it approaches you back.”

Find out more about Meghan and her beautiful work through her website at; http://www.meghangenge.com/

 

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Episode 125, Using Your Creator Energy to Amplify Your Growth, Expansion, and Joy


In this episode host Christine Pensa invites you to remember the original divine spark of your creator frequency. In particular, your childlike innocent creator being-ness. She shares some ideas to help you amplify your innate and infinite expression as “Creator” from a place of pure presence, especially through the connection of your own personal flow(er) of life.

The episode uses creative visualization and a consideration of the 8 elements of design—(Contrast, Unity, Balance, Proportion, Harmony, Repetition, Rhythm, Emphasis)—to help you tap back into your joyful frequency. Remembering a time when you did not censor yourself, perhaps your own childhood when you automatically knew how to be present in the now.

Put music on and every child knows how to dance, or sing. Put a box of crayons or chalk in front of a child and they know exactly what to do with them. What if you allowed yourself to journey through and release all those places of limitation—giving yourself permission to play—to be unlimited—to dissolve the illusory walls that made you think you were disconnected from your pure heart.

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Episode 124, The sweet territory of SILENCE, an exploration with Christine Pensa

As part of my shamanic training and exploration I was introduced to the concept of the Four Shamanic Questions*. The idea was that when a person came to a shaman seeking help for dis-ease or in despair, the shaman would pose four questions to bring the person back into ease. The Fourth question is; WHEN did you stop being comforted by the sweet territory of SILENCE? Expanding upon the question, the seeker was invited to explore where they had mistrusted or ignored the mystery of their own being. Where had they stopped being an explorer of their own glorious life?

This episode is an exploration of all four questions, but particularly focused on the “sweet territory of silence,” because I’ve heard so many people talking about silence this past week, I decided it was something worth diving into. In this episode you are invited to explore more deeply what silence means for you. What silence as territory means for you. Silence can be depleting, as we can sometimes use it as a means of escaping. Escape can be a needed respite, or escape can be a repetition of depleting patterns that bring us no illumination. Silence can also be a divine heart expanding territory where we can hear and answer a call from our true voice.

At the end of the episode I lead you through a divination scribble exercise to open you up to a little creative fun in your heart exploration so have a paper and pencil handy for this one.

With love, Christine

(*I was first introduced to these questions through the work of Angeles Arrien)

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Episode 122, Whitney Freya, Unstoppable, embracing our capacity to expand our horizons

Host Christine Pensa welcomed guest author and creative Whitney Freya to talk about our expanding human capacity to be unstoppable. The episode was taped on the day the paperback version of Whitney’s new book, 30 Days to Unstoppable, Be the Dream Made Visible, launched.

The book sprang from a channeled teaching. That teaching, Whitney shared; “Is a call for humanity to pick up a new way of being and caring for ourselves—because everything begins as energy first, then manifests as matter. Therefore, we can learn to care for ourselves, to create, to energetically imagine into what it is we want to experience in our lives, and matter has to follow that energy.” Her book is a meditative tool to help you activate and embrace that capacity in your own life stream.

The conversation turned to how to cultivate self trust in spite of our very human feelings of uncertainty that often rise up. As Whitney shared, when we honour the knowing that we intentionally chose to be physicalized on this planet in this moment, when we honour that we are infinite beings, we can open to receive as the union of physical and spiritual. We can become the portal through which life is created. From this power point springs innumerable creative solutions.

Whitney explained how she got to the place where she could integrate both aspects of the self. “As I understood that I could live in a world based in energy, or a world based in matter that was the threshold for me and I realized everything is energy.” She says, that realization helped her to understand who she was—opening an exciting new paradigm for her to rebuild herself and her life experience. After that self knowing dropped in, all her decisions became based on what was in alignment with what she wanted to expand. “I began to understand that if I kept my vibration high and came from that place—then everything was going to work out.“
Whitney on sacred self care: Taking care of yourself and being centered in yourself is the most powerful thing you can do to co-create heaven on Earth. When you take care of your wellness it expands out from your being and it will always expand outward all around you.

 

 

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Episode 121, Of Caterpillars and Butterflies, In the chrysalis as we transform from producing to creating

This episode was inspired by the divine flow of this moment. As the guest originally scheduled for this episode cancelled, Christine moved with the flow and timing of honouring the guest’s sacred self care, and let go of even producing an episode this week—then—a social media post from a beautiful being, Samantha Warren (her info and links at the bottom of this page) caught her attention.

Samantha shared her own revelations about timing and honouring the flow that is our own deep knowing. The kind of knowing that comes from the heart space and is not in sync with the pace of the old world. Christine emphasized, we are not the production beings we have been led to believe we are—we moving into the truth of ourselves as creator beings. As we shift into that new way we need as Samantha said, more time in the chrysalis to be, “…here in this present moment while my transformation completes itself.”

For Christine, the image of the caterpillar, cocoon, chrysalis and butterfly brought back the memory of a beautiful message she received in 2018 from Mother Ocean.

That message was;
“Christine, first of all, the butterfly isn’t better than the caterpillar. It’s simply about timing and resonance. The caterpillar has a certain timing. She does all the things a caterpillar needs to do, with love, joy and reverence for all that is around her. Then there is a moment, when she begins to feel—first, in her body, then in her heart that it is uncomfortable to stay as she has been.
It is even more uncomfortable when she literally splits herself inside out to become the cocoon. Once she is within the darkness of the cocoon she begins to receive the codes* she needs—through the sacred vessel of her own body. Waiting in the darkness, she doesn’t know yet what she is becoming, but she knows it will be a new way of being. This is what is happening all around you now. You on Earth are in a metaphorical cocoon. Your bodies know it, and your soul knows it. You are opening, if you choose, to become something brand new. Someone that needs to express at a completely different frequency than you have before. Someone who needs to spread your wings in a new way in this world—with more of who you already are—being brought into expression.”

(*I found out later that these codes are actually called, “imaginal cells.” These cells “resonate at a different frequency” than any of the original cells in the caterpillars body.)

The invitation of this episode is to allow yourself to tune into how you are moving through these transitions in this now moment. Asking yourself, how can I deepen into amplifying my own sacred self care.

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Episode 120, Resources to Nourish and Support Your Creator Power, aka You are the medicine

We are on the cusp of Imbolc (Imbolg), traditionally a time in the northern hemisphere that celebrated the midway point between winter and spring. At this powerful moment on our beautiful earth, Imbolc is an apt metaphor for our own transition into the new consciousness. As we move into the new, we are called to nurture ourselves with new practices and resources.
This episode is an invitation to consider which resources are no longer feeding your body and soul, but are actually depleting you. Host Christine Pensa leads you through a creative visualization to open to your own knowing of what new resources are in alignment with this now moment and what you are moving into. This is a time to support yourself with deep self love as you release everything that will not serve you in the new consciousness and choose three new resources to feed your evolution and birthing of the new humanity.

With gratitude,
Christine Pensa

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Episode 119, Season 3, Sahala Larnyoh and New Music, The Healing Frequencies of Awakened Song

This week’s guest Sahala Larnyoh carries a deep wisdom and grace beyond her years. She is one of the pioneers of what might be called new consciousness music, and is stepping into sharing the gift of her true voice with the world.

As she says, she wants to see everyone free and in their brilliance, and has chosen to come here in this lifetime to express through music, a gift she received through her ancestral lineage.

Before her awakening Sahala says she had a “good voice” that deep down she knew wasn’t the best of her potential.
After her awakening she understood that she has healing frequencies “riding on the back” of what she sings, even if she is just humming.

Our conversation turned to how self love heals you. First, as you move into your joyful expression, then as your cup is full, you share. We talked about how stepping into the magnificence of self love and away from your limitations, is the note that opens the door to all these other tones to unfold.

Sahala shared that all the patterns and programs she has been able to remove through frequency work (see Episode 116 with Kaya Usher) has helped her deepen into the power of her musical gifts. As she has become more aware of the truth of who she really is—she has been able to share that awareness through her music. Sahala says though she does sing about some of the heavier stuff, she says she spots it and releases it, finishing it so the energy of resolution is in the very beat of her song.

In her latest video, Watermelon Girl, (link below) Sahala knew she wanted to bring in the healing frequencies of and purity of nature into the presentation. She shared that the new consciousness, always present in nature, has in a sense up-leveled the ability of music to express in new ways, and that energy has amplified and is available to everyone no matter what their profession.

As Sahala said, this episode is an invitation to take the time to truly know yourself, moving slowly and surely into your heart space allowing yourself to relax in that space and open up to you.

With gratitude,
Christine Pensa

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Episode 118, Season 3, Dr. Sabina Singwell and Body Neutrality, Honouring the body’s cues to master your narrative around body sovereignty


In this first episode of the new year, host Christine Pensa welcomed guest Dr. Sabina Singwell, PhD, writer, social scientist and creatrix of School of Bitchcraft, who works as an advocate for sanity and freedom around food. Bitchcraft is her shorthand for liberating your mind and your body from our sexist diet culture.


Sabina shared how healing her relationship with food and her body ended up breaking her open to healing through self knowledge and acceptance. She says, “Exploring how you relate to food is actually a magnificent doorway to discovering core beliefs about your very life.”

Sabina invites us to stop shooting the messenger—food—allowing ourselves to move into the things we might be resisting in that relationship. As she has found—that’s where our healing gold really lies.


As the conversation unfolded we talked about how unpacking the stories and patterns behind our relationship with food can help us come back into greater self love and a return to body sovereignty. Sabina pointed out it’s time to drop the self care narratives that are really about a pursuit of “perfection” with a veneer of self care over it, and lovingly embrace true sacred self care.


This episode is an invitation to reassess our relationship with our bodies, food and our sacred self care by allowing the focus and breakthrough to come from the inside.


Moving into 2021 is our time to release the distorted lenses and, as Sabina calls it, the external chorus. That chorus doesn’t reflect the truth of our magnificence. Instead, the focus shifts inside to learn to recognize the true physical needs and joys of our bodies, rather than being driven by distorted beliefs and emotions of ourselves or others. In this way, Sabina invites us to practice “body neutrality” by surrendering to the “goodness of our own knowing” and our body’s own knowing, while honouring the body’s divine cues.


With gratitude,
Christine Pensa

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Episode 117, Season 3, Resetting Your Divine Taproot, the New Cosmic Gardeners


Touching in, this last episode before the end of the calendar year, focuses on a simple practice to assist you to move into more of who you are here to be.


The invitation from our true selves is to really ground ourselves onto the new consciousness and to release at the root what is not needed in our new garden. Using the metaphor of the taproot—a large dominant root from which many other roots grow. As shamanic practitioner Sandra Ingerman (Episode 64) says—we are Gardeners of Energy. We are the gardeners of our own beautiful body temples. Let’s step into the new year/new consciousness ready to plant/create what we truly want.


The episode concludes with Christine sharing a meditation visualization to help you connect to what taproot you are ready to pull out for good, so you can tune back into your pure primary root system.


With gratitude,
Christine Pensa

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Episode 116, Season 3, Kaya Usher and Frequency Work, A love affair with the spark that you are

This week’s special guest is Kaya Usher. She works with frequency. In the beautiful conversation that unfolds in this episode, Kaya shared incredible insights and valuable information, but most of all, she shared her pristine frequency.
As she says, everything in this world carries a certain frequency, and where we come from, that fractal or hummm of our creation is created of the “ultimate frequency” the truest frequency of all.


Kaya explained the fractal, or true frequency—that we are all made of—came down to experience life. Through lack of awareness we brought in heavier frequencies, and we wonder why our life isn’t running efficiently or “in the highest order.” Often its because these lower frequencies have come in and interrupted that beautiful hummm of our own creation.
Kaya works with her abilities to go directly to the top, to your creation space where she helps you by overriding lower frequencies that shouldn’t be in your space with the higher frequencies—returning you to your natural state.


The invitation in this episode is to open and allow yourself to have your own experience of frequencies. As Kaya says there is nothing solid about us, except for that spark which is where we come from, everything else is malleable. Therefore, there is nothing that cannot be shifted with this work when you are ready to step into who you truly are and begin the love affair with the spark that you are.


The episode concludes with Kaya sharing a powerful meditation, which will give you an experience of her work. I know you’ll want to find out more, that information is below!

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Here are 4 ways you can connect to Kaya’s work;

1. Through her website kayausher.com
2. Check out her powerful daily 11 minute meditations
by joining the community through Kaya Live
CLICK HERE to REGISTER
3. Follow Kaya on Instagram here
4. Listen to her weekly podcast for the incredible “Unscripted” series,
co-created with her friend Sandi Serling;

Episode 115, Season 3, Evolution of Story part 3, Choosing as your superpower

The third episode of the evolution of story series focuses on the importance of recognizing stories we have been running and calling out the ones that are simply not serving anymore—as archaic relics ready to go.
As we move into this powerful final month of the powerful year of 2020, the invitation is to align with more of our true creator expression. December is a month filled with energetic gateways that can change and upgrade us at a cellular level. One of the most efficient ways to choose to receive is to allow yourself to just BE. Meditation, time in nature, and stillness are loving allies to help you deepen into more of your own wisdom.
Host Christine Pensa shares an exercise to help you tune into your superpower of choosing. I choose is a superpower statement that can open you up to come into greater alignment and clarity with your own deep wisdom as you build your bridge to the new world.
Creating space for love, softness, and internal peace this month is a powerful act of sacred self care—as is continuing to choose to align with and call forth your highest realities in each now moment.

With gratitude,
Christine Pensa

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Remember the new consciousness is calling us to rewrite our outdated stories and remember we are the powerful creators who are stepping in to tell the victory stories of these times.

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Episode 114, Season 3 Evolution of Story part 2, Choosing to Embody Creator Truth


In part two continued from the theme of Episode 113, I share what continues to unfold around the idea of story, what we have been storing and what is ready to dissolve.
In this moment the external world is powerfully pulling us into survival mode. In this mode our creativity and imagination are shut down. We begin to believe and react from a perspective of limited options—two choices, or even one. Our creativity and imagination are powerful self healing tools—opening up to our truth as Creator Beings. As sovereign creator beings we open up to solutions from the field of Infinite Possibility.


It’s more important than ever to SUPPORT YOURSELF with Sacred Self Care and True Self Love. These things are simple, powerful and free—silence, time in nature, breathwork, saying no, aka staying away from what depletes you.
In the Northern Hemisphere in particular we are beautifully supported by the season to deeply tune into the velvety darkness inside ourselves from which we can nurture the new story ready to be birthed for ourselves and for this beautiful world we have chosen to incarnate on now!


Remember the new consciousness is calling us to rewrite our outdated stories and remember we are the powerful creators who are stepping in to tell the victory stories of these times.


With gratitude,
Christine Pensa

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Episode 113, Season 3 Story and the evolution of your sacred narrative,
Moving into your new sovereign story

Stories can open us up into the vastness of the cosmos & our connection to all that is—before books, and screens—there was the power of the land speaking to us. Stories can also become our prison. Sacred self care is about observing and releasing old stories that diminish you and opening into creating new ones to serve your soul’s expansion.

The stories we are holding onto in our personal lives and in the collective are beginning to dissolve on their own, or be forcefully dismantled. How can we become more adept at identifying removing those that do not serve from our own space? Christine shares three ways stories can show up in our lives and how to move as a more neutral observer, which is a beautiful sacred self care practice.

This is an invitation to rewrite our outdated stories and remember we are the powerful creators who are stepping in to tell the victory stories of these times.

FYI FUTURE story for the Podcast

As I move forward with the podcast alone the emphasis continues to be on sacred self care, the guests we invite and the topics we’ll explore are related to how we can navigate the waters of the new consciousness. The guests we’ll be opening to are the pioneers, the women who are stepping into the new consciousness. The topics we’ll explore is how we can gracefully weave in the old modalities that served us in the past, while calling in more deeply, sacred self care, and self love. We’ll dive into the joy of being fully present to our true selves and our sovereignty.

With love, Christine

The poem I read at the end of the episode is by Hafiz;

All the Hemispheres

Leave the familiar for a while.
Let your senses and bodies stretch out
Like a welcomed season
Onto the meadows and shores and hills.


Open up to the Roof.
Make a new water-mark on your excitement


And love.
Like a blooming night flower,
Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness
And giving


Upon our intimate assembly.

Change rooms in your mind for a day.


All the hemispheres in existence


Lie beside an equator


In your heart.
Greet Yourself


In your thousand other forms


As you mount the hidden tide and travel


Back home.
All the hemispheres in heaven


Are sitting around a fire


Chatting
While stitching themselves together


Into the Great Circle inside of
 You.


(Hafiz)

 

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Episode 112, Season 3 Being Your Own Wayfinder—your internal navigation system guiding your way through

In the first episode of Season 3, podcast host Christine Pensa opens an invitation to those who want to honour and deepen their sacred self care in a container of non-judgement, exploration, and witnessing—showing up exactly where we are.

The challenge of navigating this now moment is coming back into alignment with our own knowing through our own vessels, our body temple. It’s a stepping away from patterns that have been detrimental to our self love and stepping forward as the pioneers of the highest outcomes and possibilities.

The short introduction episode concludes with a channeled meditative poem Christine shares. The poem is titled; A Symphony of Pleasure, and its message is one of connection, expansion and joy. (The poem text and image  below)

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A Symphony of Pleasure


I claim for this day a symphony of pleasure
I claim it for this body temple
Every note meant to be sounded today
an opportunity to deepen into the music of me


Awaken
I command
Come forward—ring the purity of the note through this expression
Connect back to the original rhythm
Release the dis
Tuning this beloved vessel back into its music of ease


Open
I command
to the pure sound Waves as they flow through
Expand
I laugh
as the song lines of this embodied expression
the tributaries of my meridians spill over their banks
saturating the arid ground with remembered fertility


My Heart
I call you
who keeps fiery beat with my original notes
let us play them together now to explode through atonal limitation


Listen
I whisper
as my consciousness tilts an ear
beginning to faintly hear Creator Song rising again
Source beat


Open
I command once more
Crack open the dams that have kept the symphony of pleasure from flowing through me
My body beginning to entrain once again to her natural pure rhythm
the symphony of delight
Source beat


I claim
The wonder of each note
I unfurl as this symphony of truth
a divine fractal of Source beat
Source song
complete
Flowing through the veils of illusion


Now


I Am
Embodied in every cell, membrane, tissue, sinew, muscle, blood and bone
Moving, spinning, flowering outward as infinite symphony of pure light


In this tiny temple of me
So it is


by Christine Pensa

 

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Episode 111 Letting Go and New Beginnings, Returning to self and honouring the natural journey of conclusion


Podcast co-hosts Christine Pensa and Emma Kupu Mitchell connect in this episode as their *final collaboration as co-hosts.

As Emma put so beautifully, this is not an ending, but a returning back to self and honouring the authenticity of life (and it’s natural cycles).


In this episode we shared, through technical glitches and tears, how this parting is mirrored by nature. How there is grief and also great expansion in leaving something behind and opening up into the new.

Emma brought in the metaphor of the pruning she is doing in her own life in order to allow the space for her new pathway to appear. Christine shared the metaphor of the original Wayshowers who tuned deeply into their divine knowing to travel thousands of miles across “uncharted” waters. Both roads leading to how we can take care of our sacred selves as we navigate this new world unfolding before our eyes.


*Christine will continue to explore the juicy topic of sacred self care and coming back into alignment with our own deep knowing of how to way show for ourselves. It is her intention to mirror back what listeners are looking for in each now moment.


Emma will continue to be a part of Christine’s heart and of the listeners, and we trust that as her path unfolds in beautiful new directions, she will be available to share some of that expansion with all of us. Link below to find out more about Emma’s evolving offerings weaving through the beautiful container of her soul.

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