SOUL CRUSH

Oct 12 2020 64 mins 31

A podcast dedicated to spirituality, sexuality, and sharing stories that soothe and inspire the soul.





Soul Crush Ep. 27 Shakti + Healing through the Performative Arts with Faith Shakti Heyliger
Oct 12 2020 59 mins  
Join along with Soul Crush this week in sitting down with poetess and artist, Faith Shakti Heyliger. Faith is a Harlem-born poetess that was able to take her childhood of growing up in an ashram-community and navigate how the world treated her when this lifestyle wasn’t accepted. In being given the name of the goddess Shakti, Faith has taken her life to explore and live the duality of what it means to be divine and human; and Faith shares this through her performative arts and poems that she curates. Adriana and Faith discuss the power of performing, how chanting and meditation plays a role in our ability to express ourselves more freely, and ways to support one another as artists and sensitive souls who FEEL IT ALL. Things that are brought up in this conversation: Duality of being Human & Divine. Who is Shakti? “Fear is fuel”; learning how to harness fear’s power to discover ourselves fully. How the creative process can be such medicine in today’s world. Ways that performative arts can give space for us to explore the shadow sides of us that we may normally be scared to face. Physical embodiment when it comes to writing, art, and other forms of the creative process. To find out more about Faith’s work, her story, and her book “The Love Letter", you can visit her website at: https://www.immortalmadness.com/ To follow Faith’s art and readings, check out her Instagram: @rawfsh To follow more of Adriana's offerings and to join her upcoming events and workshops you can follow her at: https://www.instagram.com/artofloving/ Or over at her website: https://www.theloverecovery.com/


Soul Crush Ep.26 The Good Fight on the Full Moon with David Harshada Wagner
Oct 05 2020 46 mins  
Join us this week with spiritual teacher, author & artist David Harshada Wagner. In this episode, David and Adriana Rizzolo celebrate and relate this Full Moon in Aries season to today's overwhelmed society, the f**kery of leadership seen today, and how this all can actually relate and be addressed in learning and delving deeper into the Bhagavad Gita. Things that are brought up in this conversation: Why the Bhagavad Gita is the most "seminal texts" of the Indian-Hindu traditions and how it relates and shines light on today's climate. Leadership & F**kery. How these times of watching our leaderships fail is causing an overwhelming feeling of disempowerment as citizens are unsure of what they can do during these times. "What is our Good Fight to be Fighting Right now?" Taking the idea of "fighting a good fight" internally: of finding your individual purpose and then confronting your inner enemies. Dharma and Swadharma: the importance of knowing your purpose right now. Knowing that if we don't decide, others out there are more than willing to try and find that for you. Warrior Consciousness. A willingness to not be guided by fear. Learning to let go of the hate and anger surrounded in fear and using these instead to guide you to address your inner enemies. To find out more about David's upcoming 9 week program, The Gita Course: Deep Support for Challenging Times, you can visit David's website at: http://davidhwagner.com/events/the-gita-course/ For more ways to follow David and his offerings, follow him on his instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/davidhwagner/ To follow more of Adriana's offerings and to join her upcoming events and workshops you can follow her at: https://www.instagram.com/artofloving/ Or over at her website: https://www.theloverecovery.com/



Soul Crush Ep. 25 Climate, Politics + Art as Activism with Angel Del Sol
Sep 27 2020 58 mins  
Join us this week with artivist (artist/activist) Angel Del Sol. In this episode, Angela and Adriana Rizzolo unpack climate crisis, queerness, the Wounded Healer, social change and how art can be a way of bringing to light what has been denied and the true heart of spirituality. Things that are brought up in this conversation: How the act of service can bring us to a truer sense of who we actually are-in purpose, spirituality + passion. Angela's journey of discovering how to create cultural bridges as a Latina, Columbia-born immigrant in the U.S. How art has become an form of activism: a way to remind and wake-up our communities to what is truly going on within our systems of government and societies. That ART can be a way of speaking up and out! Angela sharing what the Creative Resilience Project in NYC is. Ways we can connect to our ancestral pain. To sit in this and then move from that awareness towards micro & macro healing towards joy. Listen in to find how you can find connection of your values in politics, nature, sexuality, and the relationships you are building around yourself. To find out more about Angela and her offerings please follower her on IG: @angeladelsol And over at her website: www.angeladelsol.com For more information about what the Wounded Healer Training is, visit www.theloverecovery.com to be updated on our next round of sessions, or you can follow Adriana via IG: @artofloving


Soul Crush Ep. 24 Embodied Spirituality, Social Justice + Soul Medicine
Sep 20 2020 67 mins  
Join us this week with embodiment and social justice healers, Reuben + Nyasha from the Ascension Seed and Adriana as they talk about the Ascension Seed's recent work of Racism: Reveal to Heal (ending for this 2020 year...but more from them soon to come!) and why NOW is still the time to continue standing up and speaking up about racism, social separation, and white supremacy. Things that are brought up in this conversation: Bravely facing the hard conversations and asking the questions of why we have allowed silence, passiveness, ignorance and avoidance into our lives & how these barriers are holding us back. Learning how to open our eyes, minds, hearts, and voices to allow truth to be the pathway into creating our real purpose in life. Two embodiment practices (for opening and closing the conversation) to ground + set an intention of social justice and truth for all ready to receive. Our core connection between us all; the multi-dimensions of this and how to show up better in our "now" reality. Learning how to let go of who you "think you are" to allow spirit and energy to guide you into who you need to become. Listen in to learn more about the Ascension Seed, their offerings and you can find out more from them by following them on IG: @theascensionseed _______________________________________________________ LAST CALL!!!! (ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!) Wounded Healer Training: Sexuality, Service, Self-Love + The Stars. Starting September 22nd. In this 8-week series we will be journeying down through the chakra system to move from Spirit and then embracing our intuitive nature. That we may solidify our service in this world. We will learn healing practices with guest teachers in Tantra, Esoteric Astrology, third-eye intuition, sound healing, and more throughout this course. For more information, visit www.theloverecovery.com in our store, or you can follow Adriana via IG: @artofloving




Soul Crush Ep. 22 Singing your Highest Note with Heidi Rose Robbins
Sep 06 2020 35 mins  
Join us this week with astrologer and poet, Heidi Rose Robbins, as she visits the Soul Crush podcast once again to discuss and explore the realm of the soul’s purpose with Adriana Rizzolo. In this episode Heidi and Adriana discuss: How astrology can underline and pinpoint what each of our soul’s purpose + habitual patterns in this life are. How to be generous in our services in our soul's purpose AND also generous to ourselves within the moon-patterned moments. What we can discover in our rising sign + moon position in our birth charts, and how to use this to the fullest advantage of self-information for our plans in life. Learning tools and articulation of how to express the energy of our birth charts and discovery of our innate talents. Developing a sense of humor in the reflection of our “moon-to-the-rising sign patterns” and continued cycles that may seem to hinder our destination in life. Being kind and soft to ourselves and others. Heidi Rose Robbins will be a guest teacher in the next Wounded Healer Training: Sexuality, Service, Self-Love + The Stars. Staring September 22nd. In this 8-week series we will be journeying down through the chakra system to move from Spirit and then embracing our intuitive nature. That we may solidify our service in this world. We will learn healing practices with guest teachers in Tantra, Esoteric Astrology, third-eye intuition, sound healing, and more throughout this course. For more information, visit www.theloverecovery.com in our store, or you can follow Adriana via IG: @artofloving For more information of Heidi’s offerings, please visit her website at: www.heidirose.com




Soul Crush Ep. 21 Sex + Relationship with Olivia Clementine
Aug 09 2020 63 mins  
In this 60 minute class Adriana + Olivia who are long time friends and dharma sisters, will discuss both practical and esoteric ways to connect to your sexuality as well as the spiritual path of relating. In this recording of their virtual class, Adriana + Olivia discuss some topics such as: Ways to open to greater pleasure during sex, and how to stay cultivate it when alone. Common communication pitfalls and ways we can open to greater intimacy both to ourselves and another. How to stay in connection to our worth with boundaries when relating to others. Meditation and guidance for connecting to the wildness of our love. Olivia Clementine is a healer and mentor as a relationship guide, having deepened her own practices and teaching within the realms and cycles from the ancient Nyingma buddhist school, and Chöd from the 11th century Tibetan yogini Machig Labdrön. Olivia persistently explores methods of communication, somatic and subtle body awareness, erotic tension, as well as mind modifications that allow us the possibility to embody a liberating, real and compassionate version of intimacy. You can find out more about Olivia's teaching at her website: https://oliviaclementine.com You can also join Adriana + Olivia again for another free deep conversation + webinar of Taking Down the Armor Meditation + Embodiment August 15th, 10aPST by clicking the link and signing up for the free webinar address. For more information on Adriana Rizzolo's work and her Power of Love School, please visit https://www.artoflovingyou.com









Soul Crush Ep. 17 w Sara Avant Stover – Redemption + Radical Recognition
Apr 30 2019 73 mins  
In this One Year anniversary and closing of this season of Soul Crush we get down with teacher and author Sara Avant Stover. We get all into healing, the voice, speaking up, abortion and how we heal shame through sharing. How we are being asked to not only work on ourselves, but to turn around and do something to contribute to the wider problems int he world. Thank you for tuning in and send us feedback, join us on retreat in Ojai and connect on instagram @artofloving. "We cannot draw boundaries between our Dark Goddess energy, sexual energy, creative energy, health and vitality, and spiritual energy — they are all one and the same. We need to recognise our innocent, luminous, erotic nature — not just with our minds, but also through our direct participation in life. Once our raw vitality wakes up from old trauma and frozenness, it melts into the nectar that transforms the darkness into light, spirit into matter." (from The Book of SHE) Learn more about Sara here. "There is a soul thread, that is why we keep harping on the same things over and over, whether it's the message we are sharing with the world, or the issues we are working on ourselves, they are the same and we keep peeling back the layers." Part of the healing of our world requires the healing of how we heal. Next month Sara is speaking in the Women’s Wellness Council to help shift this. Join her for this free, four-day interview series from the May 20-23 featuring conversations with fourteen pioneers of healing and feminine awakening to support and inspire women on a healing path. Her interview is called “Coming Home to Yourself” and will air on May 21 at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern/6pm UK BST. You can join me here: www.WomensWellnessCouncil.com




Soul Crush Ep. 15 Mark Whitwell – Unspeakable Beauty
Jan 16 2019 65 mins  
On today's show of Soul Crush I get into all things God, sex, death and the true understanding of yoga of the heart as shared by Mark Whitwell. Mark is a refreshing voice of reason in a mostly otherwise mad yoga world, and proclaims repeatedly that there is a yoga for everyone while speaking to the many misunderstanding of the popularized yoga of our time. He dismantles the ideas that we are winners or losers in our patriarchal power structures, including the spiritual world. And how we are going to restore hope in humanity by reclaiming the Mother Nature wildness that is this body. I am very grateful to have shared this time. Find Mark and his upcoming training in Bali on his website and on Instagram. Rate us on iTunes and reach out to me @artofloving with questions and feedback. "Each one of us is the power of the cosmos that is arising s pure intelligence that even science cannot understand. It is unspeakable beauty, life. Everything in the natural world is utter beauty, sunlight on the water, each star, and each person is that beauty. And we are intrinsically in perfect harmony with the rest of the cosmos. That's just how it is. You are the power of the cosmos, pure intelligence and unspeakable beauty, in perfect intrinsic harmony with the entire cosmos. This is the fact. It is not the hopeful spiritual language. It is not poetry. It is a fact. The ancient Yogas of participation allow your mind to be cognizant of this fact and rest in the natural state. Without receptivity being half the process of asana, (the very purpose of strength is to receive) the popular ideas of Yoga are continuing the delusion of needing to get somewhere as if you are not already the power and beauty of reality. Yoga is participation only in what we have already been given; not an attempt to get somewhere. The struggle of mediocre gymnastics being called Yoga today were founded by misogynist men and unwittingly passed on by enthusiasts, men and women who exploit the gullibility of the public. The public, already programmed by the dark assumptions of religious power structure that built civilization are already susceptible to the search for a future alternative state in the name of Yoga. This enterprise is the active denial of the natural state, the perfect harmony- union of all with All, including the female-male polarity, which is the nurturing power of All. A pathology abounds of the need to create teachings of all kinds, being teachers, passing on teachings, even after death, obsession over institutional and personal legacy. When all the while Mother Nature is doing a perfect job in bringing us forth and sustaining us in her abundance. Man’s heaven has created a hell of this abundant paradise. There is no need for a teaching. For men to be absorbed in the natural state and committed to Mother Earth and women here is the perfect preparation for death. Not the obsession with teachings and legacy. The search denies the feminine and Mother Earth. It creates the vulgar denial or exaggeration of sex. God realization is in the other direction. We must wake down then we wake up; the embrace of all tangible conditions, body breath and relationship in that order. That’s where God is. Mark is interested in developing an authentic yoga practice for the individual, based on the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar, with whom he enjoyed a relationship for more than twenty years. Mark’s teachings clarify the profound passion and relevance of ancient wisdom to contemporary life. Mark has taught yoga for over three decades throughout the US, Asia, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and is the editor and contributor to TKV Desikachar's book The Heart of Yoga.


Soul Crush Ep. 14 Raïna Manuel-Paris – Yes and Hallelujah
Dec 07 2018 65 mins  
"When you move so fast, where do you find that still point where you can remember you have this incredible participation in life, that your essence is that of absolute inseparability from life, that is the heart of love, that is this incredible universe and planet we are a part of." In today's show I had the great honor to see this amazing author, teacher, and guide Raïna Manuel-Paris. We cover what it means to truly listen and relate, the inherent truth of our being, I read one of my fave poems that she has written, lots about Love, how our inner world affects our outer, and some amazing stories and myths that bring a greater understanding to the heart work I know many of you do. Please give us a rating on iTunes and reach out with any questions and if you need nay heart support! Enjoy the wisdom held in this episode. "If you can not truly listen without an agenda, if you cannot truly connect to the other person, if you cant really hear what the other person is saying, if you cannot see who they really are in their heart, in their vulnerability, then how can you relate to that person. How do you relate and how can you bring love into the equation." Raïna Manuel-Paris, born in Paris, France, lived in England and then moved to the United States in her early twenties. Her love of transformational story telling has taken her from an MFA in Film from Columbia University to a Ph.D. in Mythological studies and Depth Psychology. She is a published writer of non-fiction, poetry and several scholarly articles, as well as a documentary filmmaker. Her understanding of what gives meaning to daily life has led her to her work with dreams, and to include meditation practice in her classrooms. She also speaks on several subjects including “Love: Primal agent of change”, “War, Trauma and Spiritual Transformation”, and “The Major Arcanas of the Tarot as a Sacred Life Path”. "The Cradle and The Crown" is her passion. It is a unique process she has developed over time. With it she helps people recover their natural innate joy and claim a felt sense of inner authority. She has been learning the frame drum, the ancient drum of priestesses, and Natural Horsemanship with the great teacher and trainer Chris Sobenes. "To come to a deeper understanding of the Self, and our connection to the Mystery, and Magic of this Life, one must embrace the relationship between ourselves and the world around us; one must have the awareness that we are part of the Natural World, not separate from it." God is a Black Woman Writer by Raïna Manuel-Paris God is a black woman writerher name is MayaToni and AngelaGod is a black woman writerAlice Walkersister outsiderGod is a wild woman writerOh Oh Oh what a numinous powerGod is a wild woman writer‘Cause Pale and Male is not foreverAnd you got to know Mirabai and Sylvia,And you got to know Emily and DjunaAnd you got to say YES and Halleluiah (x2) And god is a wild dancerA winter night shape shifterA new born cosmic dreamer‘Cause your mother needs a prayerAnd anything DEAD coming back to life hurtsBecause never having your own life hurtsAnd you got to love your fleshYou got to love your fleshAnd you got to love your hands‘Cause they won’tYou know they won’tThey would rather cut off your handsAnd tear out your heart if they canAnd sew up your lipsSew up your lipsAnd keep you silentYes keep you silentBut you were not born to be a slaveNo! No! No! Not a slaveTo history or familyBigotry, or Patriarchy,No! You were not born to be a slave And you got to say YES, and Halleluiah (x2)And the way forward is with a broken heartAll the way down to the wet ground of the heartBecause it’s all about loveIt’s always been about loveYour inside eyes, you must trustBefore it all turns to dustThey show you a new visionYour genius-heart-life-missionDancing like a maenad,And praying like a nomadGathering all the storms‘Cause you’ve never had a homeAnd there is no time to rewindThe trap of your embattled mindBecause it’s never been about making senseNo, it’s never been about making senseIt’s always been about making SelfO yes, it’s always been about making SelfGod is a wild woman writerAnd your broken broken broken heart is the healerAnd you got to say YES and Halleluiah (x2)




Soul Crush Ep. 12 Ike Ndolo - Finding Faith w Every Rising Sun
Oct 09 2018 64 mins  
Our humanness is the path to this great acceptance that we don't have to become something or (someone else) to be connected, to live inside the experience of Grace and I know our suffering is a part of that. Every road has its story. "Music is so transcendant and can break down a lot of barriers and walls. Grace is huge bc you haven't even asked for it but it's available. Even the biggest sinner is never far from Grace. When it comes to your run of the mill mistakes like ones I've made that's really good news. But it's almost like too big in a way, that Grace is so big it's available to everyone no matter who you are. Which I think for some people is a hard thing to wrap their minds around. Nobody is beyond Grace. God is always near. We are not abandoned that to me is encouraging and beautiful. Even in the midst of our own brokenness in a broken world, a very broken world, we are not abandoned. I believe in the endurance of the soul." - Ike Ndolo Growing up in Missouri as the son of Nigerian immigrants, the life of Ike Ndolo is a woven tapestry of experiences: hymns and Bob Marley, injustice and mercy, discrimination and acceptance. As a result, Ike has become a well-tested navigator of the human experience. He aims to share and guide you through stories that inform and even reorient your perspective. With deep and soulful gospel roots, Ike draws from new wave R&B and powerful, vocal-driven performances, calling on modern influences such as Anderson .Paak and St. Paul and the Broken Bones. Sprinkle in some synth beats and surprising deconstructions of his former style and this makes his newest album, “Shine,” a monument that musically mirrors the many worlds he walks through daily. Ike Ndolo released three singles in the summer of 2018, “Guiding Light,” “Your Table” & “Follow Me,” all of which are featured on his third LP, “Shine,” released on September 17th, 2018. Recorded at Gnome Studios in Nashville, TN in conjunction with Hardspeak Records. I am BEYOND excited to share this episode of Soul Crush featuring Ike Ndolo, an amazing musican and human of devotion. We get in to how music heals and transmits the energy of Grace, working with grief and spreading the true teachings of Christ. What a deep honor have a listen and find Ike's music on spotify, connect with him on his website and instagram. Subscribe and give us a rating on iTunes and find us on Instagram @artofloving.


Soul Crush Ep. 11 Kaypacha Lescher - Death + Resurrection
Sep 25 2018 60 mins  
In episode 11 of Soul Crush we receive great wisdom and inspiration from esoteric astrologer and kundalini teacher Kaypacha. I attended one of his retreats and have been following his weekly reports for abour 4 or 5 years, and he has had a big influence on my life and heart! We get into the shadow and closing of this Jupiter in Scorpio season, how to share before you're "ready", and how to be such a fearless truth teller in a world full of illusions. Find Kaypacha on his website to sign up for his weekly 'Pele Report', his programs and retreats. In this episode get into how we grow through relationship, and how we can become empowered to create what is needed, necessary, and beautiful. "In reality, as hard as it can be, there is this death of the illusion that births the resurrection to maturity, objectivity, wisdom... it's growing up. It's this Saturn in Capricorn, becoming more of an elder. So it's been a year of growth that has not been pretty. Intensity shows you what your made of. A lot of times we have to dig deeper down into ourselves for the resources, power, will, discipline, determination, the intensity is an opportunity for accelated growth." Kaypacha has more than 40 years of experience as an astrologer and spiritual practitioner. His approach to healing spirit, mind, and body through emotional release and Kundalini yoga utilizes astrology as a healing art. In addition to personal readings, he brings astrology to everyone through international lectures, experiential workshops, writing and teaching. He is the author of "The Pele Report", a weekly astrological YouTube forecast and numerous magazine and online articles. Using yoga, meditation and nature for self-renewal and natural law as his guide, his work brings balance, love, and joy to others and the planet.



Soul Crush Ep. 10 Alyson Charles - Humility as a Healer
Aug 31 2018 74 mins  
On today's episode 10 of Soul Crush I have the good fortune to conenct with global thought leader, mystic keynote speaker, and tv host Alyson Charles. We talk everything form her main guru Jesus, channel in some sweet messages and mostly share a powerful time in the healing vortex with one another and now with YOU! It felt so good to receive this powerful woman's superpowers that stream from the supernatural into this very world we walk around. Find Alyson here on her site and instagram @iamalysoncharles and please find us on iTunes, give us a rating and reach out with any feedback or insights, I would love to hear from you. Find me on instagram @artofloving. More about Alyson - Alyson has been a leading pioneer in merging the worlds of consciousness and media, taking it to places it has never been before: she made history becoming the first person to ever perform on stage in the 25-year-history of the HBO Film Festival, where she guided a long-form meditation for over 10,000 peopleand regularly partners with and speaks at renowned global brands like The New York Times, National Geographic Channel, Tory Burch, Forbes, Art Basel, SAKS, ABC Radio, ELLE, SELF and others and now, through Alyson Charles Shamanic PR, she offers PR & branding services to clients making positive change for the world.Alyson’s entire life path, since birth, has been immersed in one facet of healthy, awakened living to the next – intensive studies and journalism with metaphysics, national champion athlete, division I college coach, advanced certified personal trainer, advanced studies and immersions in meditation, healing, journeying and mysticism with other global leaders, indigenous elders of Mapuche Pewenche Nation, Mapuche Lafkenche territory, and the Catarpe of the Likan Antay Nation of the Atacama Desert, Sufi, Celtic and Egyptian traditions, Maestro Manuel Rufino and the Golden Drum Center for Sacred Traditions, Power Path School of Shamanism, Peruvian sacred traditions taught by Tito La Rosa, initiated by African shamanic ancestral elders of Yoruba, Bantu, and Mandinka, the Tuscarora Natives, and Quetzalcoatl. Alyson has shaken loose from self-imposed limitations, shares her mastery of the art of playing big in full authentic glory and her story of going from suffering to surrender to service. Her on-going commitment to continued master studies, rites of passage and immersions in shamanism and mysticism, courageously exploring the ever-evolving highest potential and assisting countless people in reconnecting to their power has landed her as a leading global voice.




Soul Crush Ep. 8 Jerome Braggs – A Return to Innocence
Jul 27 2018 61 mins  
Happy Full Moon lunar Eclipse in Aquarius friends! On today's episode I have the great good fortune to spend time with The Soul Medicine Man, Jerome Braggs. We had many laughs and he has SO MUCH good SOUL MEDICINE for you. We get into his whole journey with the voice, sexuality, shame, re-writing and healing ourselves and our stories, and returning to the innocence that we are as a way to transorm our lives. Ifn him @jerome_braggs on instagram and on his website and on Facebook here. He shares amazing work around Healing Race Relations from a Mystics Perpective and true healing through self-love and discovery. "My greatest advice (which is also the lesson it took me the longest to learn) : Leave no part of yourself left unloved by you, nor still afraid." "Disease wasn't what was killing me. Fear, shame, and self-supression were. Disease was what saved me. Cause it made me wake up and heal." Please enjoy and leave us a rating on iTunes. Reach out to me @artofloving and my website for support and healing. Jerome Braggs, affectionately known as The Soul Medicine Man, is a gifted energy intuitive, channel, healer, transformational speaker, and spiritual teacher. In 2005, Jerome Braggs was diagnosed with AIDS and kidney failure, then given forty-eight hours to live. On his deathbed, Jerome had a mystical experience where he met his own Soul, and was told the keys to total healing and well-being: truly love yourself, and align with the soul. That experience led him to an awakening journey where he learned how to truly love himself, and align with the consciousness and vibration of his soul, which resulted in the miraculous healing of his body, and the transformation of his entire life into something delicious and flourishing. Today, Jerome uses his intuitive abilities, and the sacred wisdom he gained through his journey, to teach people around the world how to heal, live well, and flourish through the miraculous power of the soul medicines. Intuitively guided in the moment, Jerome’s messages are revolutionary, and delivered with a big dose of love, laughter, and soul.




Soul Crush Ep. 6 Mirabai Starr - Mother of God Abiding in the Mystery
Jul 12 2018 68 mins  
On this new moon in Cancer, my Soul Crush is spiritual teacher and author Mirabai Starr. We explore shame, the voice, being "too much" and "not enough", the marriage of contemplative work and social activism as well as how to keep showing up, even amidst our own pain and suffering. It was an honor and a joy to connect with Mirabai and I have a feeling you will LOVE her deep wisdom and years of devotion to the path of transformation through loss, writing and honoring the Divine Feminine. Find her on her website and Facebook and join her for a retreat or online course, you will receive so much Grace, I'm sure. Mirabai Starr is the author of the long-anticipated memoir, CARAVAN OF NO DESPAIR: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation. In her critically acclaimed new translations of the mystics and reflections on the unifying teachings at the heart of all spiritual paths, Mirabai uses fresh, lyrical language to help make timeless wisdom accessible to a contemporary circle of seekers. In 1972, Mirabai’s mother, father, and her younger brother and sister uprooted from their suburban life and embarked on an extended road trip that led them through the jungles of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, where they lived for many months on an isolated Caribbean beach, and ended in the mountains of Taos, New Mexico. There, the family embraced an alternative, “back-to-the-land” lifestyle, in a communal effort to live simply and sustainably, values that remain important to Mirabai to this day. As a teenager, Mirabai lived at the Lama Foundation, an intentional spiritual community that has honored all the world’s faith traditions since its inception in 1967. This ecumenical experience became formative in the universal quality that has infused Mirabai’s work ever since. Mirabai was an adjunct professor of Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years. Her emphasis has always been on making connections between the perennial teachings found at the heart of all the world’s spiritual paths, in an effort to promote peace and justice. Mirabai speaks and teaches nationally and internationally on the teachings of the mystics and contemplative practice, and the transformational power of grief and loss. She is available for interviews, speaking engagements, workshops and contemplative retreats. She lives in the mountains of Northern New Mexico with her husband, Jeff Little (Ganga Das). Between them, Mirabai and Jeff have four grown daughters and six grandchildren. Mirabai’s youngest daughter, Jenny, was killed in a car accident in 2001 at the age of fourteen. On that same day, Mirabai’s first book, a translation of Dark Night of the Soul, was released. She considers this experience, and the connection between profound loss and longing for God, the ground of her own spiritual life.


Soul Crush Ep. 5 w Lisa Levine – Magic of Motherhood, Amma Love + the Power of Laughter
Jun 28 2018 62 mins  
"The connection to Spirit, coming from a culture that is so totally traumatized by religion, just having a different kind of connection and sharing that with people is such a gift." "That's part of life too, we fall apart. We die and then we are reborn again, these are the cycles. Same thing with sorrow to joy, joy to sorrow. This is the human experience, we're all having the same human experience and we can laugh about it too, and see how funny it is because it is quite ridiculous being a human. It's helpful to laught at it." – Lisa Levine In todays episode my soul crush is longtime friend and healer Lisa Levine. We share lots of LAUGHTER and get into the power of healing, writing our prayers and slowing down, the spiritual growth of parenting, the intensity of Kali, Amma the hugging saint, and the magic of motherhood as an energetically sensitive woman. Find more about Lisa below and on her studio's website here and instagram @maharosenyc and @maharosenorth. Please rate us on iTunes and send me feedback or just connect on instagram @artofloving and on my website. Lisa Levine MS LAc is a licensed acupuncturist, Reiki master, a natural healer and an artist as well as the founder of Maha Rose. The tools she uses are needles and moxa, touch, shiatsu, Reiki, guided visualization, the breath, laughter, and on very full moons- a song. She wants you to remember who you really are; letting go of everything that isn't serving you and connecting with your more radiant Self. She specializes in mental and emotional disorders as well as trauma and major life changes. She is available for acupuncture, reiki, bodywork and breathwork and group breathwork and laughter sessions. She also offers spiritual business coaching and consulting. Lisa completed her Reiki Masters with Padma Gonzalez in 2008, her Breathwork Healer Training certificate from David Elliott in 2009 and graduated from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in 2013











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