We All Live in Glass Houses

We All Live in Glass Houses

We live in a time when people want to reduce others down to a single idea. Making it is easy to pass judgment on someone else without considering their whole story. Often judgment is a way for people to avoid looking at their own shortcomings. Is there a piece of themselves in the critique that is too difficult for them to look at? Join us as we explore how we can transcend judgment and move into a more compassionate way of being.

 

In this episode:

  • Divine Spectacle: 
    • We consider that all people live in glass houses in some way, meaning that everyone has flaws and imperfections.
    • We look at why we need to get our own house in order before we can criticize others and when it is important to speak out against injustices even when we don’t.
  • Sacred Mind
    • We look to the judge as an archetype both in the empowered and disempowered state.
    • How our judgment of others stifles our own potential.
    • We explore how biases lead to judgment and how to overcome our biases.
    • How to transcend judgment from a mindfulness perspective.
  • It’s Worth Your Time:
    • Educated by Tara Westover.
    • Her memoir about her time living in rural Idaho in a fundamentalist moron family. Looking at her struggles to claim her power/self in an abusive male-dominated household and religion.
    • A fantastic book that explores the complexity of relationships, families and finding your own voice.
We All Live in Glass Houses

Finding What’s Real in a Post Truth Era

Could identity politics be a natural consequence of uncertainty? So many people are grasping to understand what is real in a time where everything is biased or considered fake news. In this episode, Angela Levesque explores people’s search for power and security in our post-truth era.

In This Podcast:

  • Divine Spectacle:
    • People are looking for something to tether themselves to so they become more polarized in their thinking in order to feel some sense of certainty.
    • We explore the antidotes to our fake news era and sense of helplessness.
  • Sacred Mind:
    • We look at the lessons of the root chakra as the center of community, safety, and security
    • Looking through the lens of human growth and development we look at how our sense of community and tribal affiliations change and evolve as we age.
    • How individuals become healthy members of communities.
  • It’s Worth Your Time:
    • Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss – A great book that provides an excellent overview of the chakras and how they interact with our life experiences.
    • Myss.com
We All Live in Glass Houses

What Hollywood Gets Wrong About Female Empowerment

In today’s episode, Angela Levesque explores what Hollywood gets wrong about women’s empowerment on the Divine Spectacle. Followed by an explanation of what personal power looks like and how we attain it on the Sacred Mind. Finally, on this week’s It’s Worth Your Time, we look at a book that gets female empowerment right as a blend of the soft and the strong.

In Today’s Episode:

    • In the Divine Spectacle: We look at why the old narrative of the woman rising to overcome her oppressor is something that no longer inspires many women.
      • We look at why turning male characters into a female role is problematic
      • The varying ideas of strength as a female and masculine trait
    • In the Sacred Mind: We look at personal power, what it is and how it is attained or freed.
      • Three things to free personal power
      • How attachments and agreements leak power
    • It’s Worth Your Time:
We All Live in Glass Houses

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.

 

 

We All Live in Glass Houses

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. 
We All Live in Glass Houses

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.