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.
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.
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)
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.
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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.
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/
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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3. Follow Kaya on Instagram here
4. Listen to her weekly podcast for the incredible “Unscripted” series,
co-created with her friend Sandi Serling;
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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
In your thousand other forms
As you mount the hidden tide and travel
All the hemispheres in heaven
Are sitting around a fire
While stitching themselves together
Into the Great Circle inside of You.
To find out more about working to release your outdated stories with shamanic practitioner and ceremonialist Christine Pensa CLICK HERE
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)
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
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
to the pure sound Waves as they flow through
as the song lines of this embodied expression
the tributaries of my meridians spill over their banks
saturating the arid ground with remembered fertility
I call you
who keeps fiery beat with my original notes
let us play them together now to explode through atonal limitation
as my consciousness tilts an ear
beginning to faintly hear Creator Song rising again
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
The wonder of each note
I unfurl as this symphony of truth
a divine fractal of Source beat
Flowing through the veils of illusion
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
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.