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June 22nd, 2017 Dream Freedom Beauty Podcast (Episode 72): The Most Boring Conversation You'll Ever Hear That's Totally Not About Sex or Anything Like That

June 22nd, 2017

Dream Freedom Beauty Podcast (Episode 72): The Most Boring Conversation You'll Ever Hear That's Totally Not About Sex or Anything Like That

This is an unusually transparent and personal conversation even for me, and so I share it here with the following disclaimer:

I am a person who is always evolving and speaking from the most current perspective that I have available. Part of my process is that when I make a statement about “the way things are”, I am often immediately presented with situations which show me that the opposite is also true, or as they say in Zen Buddhism, “Not always so”. When this conversation was recorded, I was taking responsibility for the times I had tried to demand that people that I was intimately involved in be my primary healer. At that time I was also enjoying group intimacy dynamics that seemed to somehow naturally just not “go there” in the same way. Since this recording I am grateful to have been gently reminded that in a group dynamic, it is just as likely that adding more people to the equation of intimacy will amplify and bring to the surface wounds asking to be cleared and healed as it is that the addition of people might buffer and share the burden of life’s challenging aspects. Either of these outcomes are possible, and I believe that it is profound medicine when our friends and lovers happen to be a YES to holding space for our healing and we need not save ALL of our challenges for professional help at the expense of our authenticity when sharing our hearts with others. I use the words “ugly, sticky” dynamics/ karma, and am referring to myself in past relationships, but now feel this language lacks compassion for my own and others humanness. Or maybe rather, yes, we all have sticky/ gross/ weird parts that we are learning and growing through, but that those parts of us are sacred teachers and allys too and so in their own way, are quite beautiful. I hope to always be growing my understanding of intimacy and my ability to share my experiences in a constructive way. Thank you for hearing me!


 
April 14th, 2017 Karen Prosen's Service to the Sacred: Sacred Obstacles on the Journey Home

April 14th, 2017

Karen Prosen's Service to the Sacred:

Sacred Obstacles on the Journey Home

 
November 7, 2016 Ancestors, Aligned Purpose, Deep Listening- An interview by Luna Love for the Ladies Who Lead Podcast

November 7, 2016

Ancestors, Aligned Purpose, Deep Listening- An interview by Luna Love for the Ladies Who Lead Podcast

August 28, 2014 Birth with Balance: Born at Home in an Earthship on the Harvest Moon

August 28, 2014

Birth with Balance: Born at Home in an Earthship on the Harvest Moon

April 2014 Ornament Magazine: An Interview with Erin Rivera Merriman

April 2014

Ornament Magazine: An Interview with Erin Rivera Merriman

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September 5th, 2014 Peyote Moon: The Intimacy of Collaboration

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November 14, 2013 Pigment Blog: Behind the Brand

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Season of the Witch: An Interview with Erin Rivera Merriman by Roxie Hunt

 

August 27, 2014 Birth With Balance: Bohemian Mother Connected to Earth and Spirit

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November 2010 Taos Magazine: Plaza Gallery Artists

November 2010

Taos Magazine: Plaza Gallery Artists

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