Labels, Boxes and Embracing Duality

Labels, Boxes and Embracing Duality

In today’s episode, Angela Levesque explores the boxes that we put ourselves in. Exploring when these boxes serve us and when they harm us on the Divine Spectacle. Followed by how to reconcile dualities in our nature. In today’s Sacred Mind segment we look at the difference between polarity and duality and why embracing our duality is really the key to an authentic life.  Then, on this week’s It’s Worth Your Time, we talk about of Ash Beckham’s TEDtalks about how to speak your truth during hard conversations.

In this episode:

    • In the Divine Spectacle segment, we explore the positive and negative impacts of the labels we use to divide ourselves into groups.
    • In the Sacred Mind segment, we look at duality
      • We look at the difference between polarity and duality
      • The reality that most people are walking contradictions and why that is okay.
      • How to embrace our duality for a more authentic life
    • In the It’s Worth Your Time segment: Ash Beckham’s TEDTalk We are all hiding something, let’s find the courage to open up.
    • Another great resource: Ash Beckham’s TEDTalk Owning your Duality.

 

 

Labels, Boxes and Embracing Duality

Mindful Anger, Values and How to Be Your Big Self

In today’s episode, Angela Levesque explores the values divide and how we overcome it on the Divine Spectacle. Followed by a mindfulness perspective on anger. What anger is, how we deal with it, and when venting is acting as a substitute for speaking your truth. Then, on this week’s It’s Worth Your Time, we talk about Brene Brown’s Netflix special The Call to Courage.

In this episode:

    • In the Divine Spectacle segment, we explore how people with different values can find common ground and three things we can to eliminate the background noise that prevents us from doing so.
    • In the Sacred Mind segment, we look at mindful anger
      • We look at two types of expression – the venter and the suppressor and the qualities of both.
      • The difference between venting and speaking your truth.
      • How to deal with anger from a mindfulness perspective.
    • In the It’s Worth Your Time segment Brene Brown’s Netflix special The Call to Bravery. This special is an extension of her TEDtalk on vulnerability. She explores how there is no courage without being vulnerable. Why failure is inevitable and how to be brave with your life regardless of the critics. 
Labels, Boxes and Embracing Duality

The Rise of the Systems Buster


Looking around at the world in frustration you may just want to burn it all down. But perhaps there is a better way. In order for new things to be birthed the old paradigm needs to be deconstructed and new seeds need to be planted. Listen in this week as we talk about the role of the systems buster and why their skillful illumination is needed at this divisive time.

In this podcast:

  • In the Divine Spectacle segment, we explore the willingness to throw around highly volatile words and cast people into boxes to discredit them E.g. asset or racists and why this tactic will never take us to the change we want to see.
  • In the Sacred Mind segment, we explore the qualities of the systems buster archetype which is part advocate, part warrior, and part rebel.
    • We look at the systems buster’s ability to skillfully illuminate the current narrative and why it is no longer working.
    • We look at the ‘Burn it all down’ mentality and how that is different from the systems buster’s ability to render the constructs irrelevant.
    • We look at conscious chaos and its aim to make space for and plant seeds for a new possibility.
  • In the It’s Worth Your Time segment we discuss Christopher Ryan and his systems busting new book called Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress. This book challenges the current narrative of perpetual progress and looks back at pre-civilized society for an understanding of what leads to a healthful fulfilling existence.

 

 

Labels, Boxes and Embracing Duality

Are You Woke or Awake?

People in the spiritual community have been talking about awakening for decades. It is an active process toward self-realization and a search for what’s meaningful. Being woke is a relatively new term about being aware of discrimination, oppression, and injustice. Where do these ideas connect, and where do they diverge? What stories are they plugging into, and do they serve humanity in the long term?

In this podcast:

  • Define the terms woke and awake and explore how they are different
  • We look at the value and disadvantages of plugging into a collective story
  • We look at healing from the level of the collective vs the individual
  • We also explore what it would look like to be both awake and woke in a healthy way

 

Labels, Boxes and Embracing Duality

Defining Consciousness

Maybe consciousness is more mystical than we think. What if we have more control over our outcomes than we realize? Join us as we explore the primacy of consciousness and why it is the key to our true human potential.

 

In this episode:

  • We define consciousness from material and non-material perspectives and explore why all views are valuable to the human experience.
  • We explore the difference between downward and upward causation and why downward causation opens up limitless possibility.
  • We look at different states of consciousness: primary, non-symbolic and symbolic consciousness
  • Overview of a few studies that have looked at group meditation as a means to shift outcomes

Resources:

References:

  • McTaggart, Lynne. “THE INTENTION EXPERIMENT  The First Korotkov Water Experiment,” November 30, 2007. http://theintentionexperiment.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/the-first-korotkov-water-experiment.pdf.

  • Hagelin, John S. “Effect on Terrorism,” n.d. http://www.permanentpeace.org/evidence/terrorism.html.

  • Hagelin, John S., Maxwell V. Rainforth, David W. Orme-Johnson, Kenneth L. Cavanaugh, Charles N. Alexander, Susan F. Shatkin, John L. Davies, Anne O. Hughes, and Emanuel Ross. “Effects of Group Practice of the Transcendental Meditation Program on Preventing Violent Crime in Washington, DC: Results of the National Demonstration Project, June-July 1993.” Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy, n.d.

Labels, Boxes and Embracing Duality

Humanity’s New Operating System

Have you ever felt you were destined to be part of something important? Does the American Dream seem false and hollow, like humans were designed for something more? It’s time for us to install a new OS. One that activates our latent potential. Listen in as we explore the future human on Chaos and Light.

In this episode:

  • What is the new OS we are ready to install?
  • How do you know when you are ready?
  • What to expect when you start to see the world in a new way?
  • What happens if we don’t heed the call for transformation?