🎙️ on aliveness and eating soap (multiple times!) 🎙️


Dear ones -

I write to you today from a friend’s house outside of Boulder, CO - where, after over two months in the desert, I find myself in awe and wonder at the variety of green, green grasses. It reminds me how quickly we can attune and adapt ourselves to an environment and how small shifts at the level of environment can profoundly affect our subtle and physical body - and all the other aspects of our experience which are woven into those.

Today is the full moon and so… we have another podcast episode!

This one is me starting to share some perspectives I’ve been clarifying over the past few months (well, really over the last decade+).

Since much of this conversation seems to land squarely at the heart of how I see the world (and my work within it), if you can give it a listen, I’d love to hear any feedback, impressions, pings, questions, disagreements… whatever. It would help me immensely as I’m working on building out some more content I hope will be helpful to you, and many others. You can reply to this email (kate@wildsacredjourney.com).

The main questions of the episode: If we assume that because we’ve been born and are not yet dead, we’re alive… is there a cost? What is aliveness, after all? And how many times will I eat soap?

It’s is an episode about aliveness. An episode about cycles of rupture and repair. An episode where I share a silly story about me eating soap (multiple times, to date!) and some of my own journey from being unaware to being more in rhythm with life.

A few months shy of this podcast’s second birthday, and inspired in a few ways by my conversation with Tad Hargrave (ep 38) and work I’m doing in his Marketing for Hippies Membership, this is an episode where I tune back into the question these conversation coalesce around: what does it mean to be human… and what if being human, being alive, isn’t inevitable?

You’ll hear:

  • how decreasing aliveness and interrupted rupture-repair cycles seem connected to me;
  • the way I see aliveness trying to manifest itself through us now;
  • the three planes of existence and the three main alchemical ingredients I see as necessary for repair after rupture (and in any attempt to align ourselves again with life);
  • why certain modalities may only take us so far… and more.

May we find again our rhythm in the cycles of rupture and repair - in moments when that’s easy and in moments when we have a lot of skin in the game. May we see our aliveness as a precious gift to be stewarded with care. May we remember Love as the necessary ingredient in all things. And may we learn our lessons so we don’t have to keep eating soap… or at the very least, eat less of it each time.

with Love,

Kate

P.S. I also want to take a moment to celebrate a little shy of 200 followers of the podcast across Spotify and YouTube... and over 3,000 total listens (probably close to 3,500) across the multiple listening and watching platforms. I started the podcast in a moment of burnout when I was trying to do something the felt more joyful and it's humbling and beautiful to watch it slowly grow.

P.P.S. I'm planning a community conversation where I float some more of these ideas around what I see in the world at this moment and what I think some of the perspectives we need are (and some of the content I've been developing in the background for the past few months to clarify and illuminate them for folks). If you're open to it, I would love for you to be there for your perspective and feedback. Right now, I'm in the fluidity of being on the road, but anticipate the conversation being sometime mid-June. I'll pick a date soon and let you know!

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Hi! I'm Kate - an intuitive, medicine woman, and guide for embodied Presence

I care with every fiber of my being that you, a creature of soul and soil, are trying to thrive in systems not designed for you. Where ancient wounds of disconnect, inherited traumas, and misalignments with our over-culture leave you feeling out of place, too much, or like a canary in the mine, I see invitations back deeper into your own aliveness; vital next steps to a wiser, more relational future. Let’s navigate your big questions and transitions together. I’ll support you living meaningfully in this world even though you may feel like you were designed for a different one. I’ll keep you orienting to the truth, heart, and essential wholeness of who you are at the edge of great joy and when you need your feet held to the fire of your own journey. You can see what I offer: www.wildsacredjourney.com and sign up to get a little bit of me, direct to your inbox!

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