Jenn Turnham on Highly Sensitive Extroverts

Jenn Turnham on Highly Sensitive Extroverts

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Have you been told your whole life that you are too sensitive? Could your sensitivity really be your superpower? How does being an extrovert change your needs as a highly sensitive person? HSPs notice things that the majority of other people just don’t see and experience their world in a more intimate way. In this episode, Jenn Turnham and Angela Levesque discuss the characteristics of HSPs, particularly looking at HSP-Es and how they are different. We also explore the unique challenges that HSPs and HSP-Es face. And we explore mirror neurons, self-worth, self-care, and how to move beyond a victim mentality.

About the Guest

Woman in black dressJenn is on a mission to educate the world about the unique, brilliant, often misunderstood, very tiny sub-section of the population known as Highly Sensitive Extrovert Women (HSP-Es).  She is also determined to unite all HSP-E Women out there and encourage them to see that they matter, they have a powerful voice that needs to be heard, and possess unique gifts that are in short supply in today’s world.

It’s time for HSP-E women everywhere to stop dimming their light, and shine their brilliant empathetic lights bright.

Jenn shares her passionate, quirky, eclectic personality through her blog, and in her Facebook Group for HSP-E women, Highly Sensitive Extroverts: Bright Sparks.

With a strong background in applied psychology (B.Psych, BWRT (Reg.), Jenn has been using her knowledge, training and experience in helping people use the power of their minds to overcome challenges since 2008.  She now focuses on helping HSP-E women thrive in a world that currently doesn’t quite understand them.  She does this by assisting them to own their uniqueness and see their sensitivity as their superpower.

 

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Jenn’s Website 

www.www.chaosandlight.com

 

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Jayne Sanders on Your Innate Life Purpose

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Do you know what your purpose is? Where are you living your life as a Master and where are you walking the path of the Student? What if there was a modality that could assist you in finding out those answers? In this episode, Jayne Sanders and Angela Levesque explore Scientific Hand Analysis. A unique modality that uses our hands as a reflection of our life’s purpose and lessons. We explore what it is, how it was developed and the guidance it can provide. We also discuss the value of working with a coach and how our innate purpose can be expressed and experienced in a variety of ways.

Jayne is offering our listeners $100 off a Scientific Hand Analysis. Please reach out to her here (https://www.purposewhisperer.com/contact/)  and tell her you heard her on the Chaos & Light Podcast.

About the Guest

Woman in purple sweaterA MASTER Scientific Hand Analyst with 3 coaching certifications – Purpose, Law of Attraction, and Spiritual Life Coach – and featured in a FORBES article about her work, Jayne Sanders helps leaders, business owners, and teams love their lives and their work.

Using Scientific Hand Analysis and her proprietary Coaching process, she reveals your purpose, special gifts, and blind spots, then guides you into the inspired meaning, passion and fulfillment you crave in life and work. Corporate and team benefits are numerous as well.

When not doing her purpose work, Jayne can be found out on the trail riding her beautiful Arabian/Appaloosa horse, Darby, or eating dark chocolate. And sometimes both at the same time.

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Jayne Sanders’s Website https://www.purposewhisperer.com

www.www.chaosandlight.com

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Marla Goldberrg on Learning to Love Ourselves

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In This Episode

How can we support the collective going through hard times? How can holding space and being grateful be both a gift and an opportunity? What is the veil of fear and how do we move through it? In this episode, we explore how we can move into self-love and self-acceptance. Marla outlines a step-by-step process on how we can learn to love ourselves again. We also explore the importance of allowing ourselves to ‘be in our stuff’ and how this ultimately allows us to move on. We also talk about prayer, gratitude and having the guts to get in the ring and move through fear.

About the Guest

Woman in gold jacketMarla Goldberrg is an Energy Healer, Intuitive, Speaker, Teacher, Host of Guided Spirit Conversations Podcast, and Best-Selling Author of My F*cking Long Journey To Loving Myself: A Guide to a Shorter Path.

Prior to beginning her spiritual quest, Marla was a serial entrepreneur, founding and running four businesses during her professional career;

In 2003, Marla’s life had hit rock bottom. Feeling lost and not having anyone to turn to, Marla saw a promotion for a women’s conference. It was at this conference where Marla met her first spiritual teacher. Her journey began.

Marla attended a three-year mystery school and, by graduation, learned fourteen healing techniques. Marla continues to build on her education, having learned 24 healing modalities to date. During this time, she became certified as a Spiritual Response (SRT) therapist, an Intuitive Life Coach, and a Master Metaphysician.

 

 

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Casi Ari on Dismantling Illusions

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Should we be afraid of our own darkness? How is creativity an act of freedom? How do our judgment and expectations become our teachers? In this episode, we explore why dismantling our illusions is our path to freedom.  We explore spiritual bypassing, participating in our collective shadow, and why creativity is essential to dealing with our trauma. We also talk about spiritual paradoxes and why listening to opposing positions helps us heal ourselves.

About the Guest

Cassandra aka “Casi” Ari (pronounced K-C-R-E) was born and raised in Nebraska. She attended Catholic school in one of the strictest Catholic dioceses in the U.S. from ages 6 to 18, where she was first introduced to spirituality and the nature of the Divine.

As a young adult, Casi was unconscious and created chaos in her life. Unacknowledged emotions and unconscious programs lead to circumstances with poor boundaries, violent partners, eating and exercising disorders and depression.

In the midst of her unconsciousness, Casi was granted a transformative and perspective-altering spiritual experience which changed the course of her life forever. After this experience, she quit her 9-5 job, started her own soul-based design business, and traveled throughout the U.S. and Asia studying the nature of reality through different perspectives, belief systems and practices.

Now, Casi works to uncover truth and dismantle illusions through words and art. Her purpose is to serve as a lighthouse to direct others “home,” even in the face of immense darkness. Divine Truth, Worthiness and Personal Power are key messages woven into the majority of her work.

Casi now resides in Miami, Florida. You can usually find her under a palm tree writing, designing, and dismantling illusions one day at a time.

Links

Casi’s Website https://www.casiarisoul.com

www.www.chaosandlight.com

 

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Is Self an Illusion?

Is Self an Illusion?

What is essential to your being? Is there a version of self that exists when everything else is stripped away? In today’s episode, we talk about self, identity, and the enduring aspects of our being.

“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

The concept of self has been integral to our spiritual development since ancient times. Some say it is an illusion, others regard it as ego. In Western culture, the individual is at the center of all things. Where does the value in seeing ourselves as individuals end and when does it serve us to see ourselves as part of the larger whole? Are we more than our worldviews, our roles, our thoughts, and beliefs? The answers to these questions are at the core of most spiritual contemplations and are fundamental to solving our modern challenges.

Self as Illusion

Some traditions believe that the self is an illusion. That there is really is no you or me. Instead, we are a dynamic process in constant flux that moves within an impermanent reality. From this perspective, it is only when we identify as a static entity that suffering, self-importance, envy, greed, and even addictions occur. 

Neuroscientists believe that the self can be quantified to some degree, by the correlations between what they consider the contents of our consciousness and our brain activity. For example, if someone feels fear, then there will be a corresponding activation in the amygdala. Because of this, they feel the self is really more a product of neurons firing in the brain, rather than an enduring Self. While this activation is predictable and quantifiable, the experience of fear will still be subjective. So at least in part, the self belongs to the first-person viewpoint. Furthermore, they can’t pinpoint the self in the brain. It doesn’t reside in a single area but across many, as a dynamic process. 

Self As Identity

Self and identity should be seen as two separate but interrelated concepts. Our idea of self answers the questions of Who am I? and What am I? And identity is our perception of other people’s ideas of who we are. However, in a society that puts the individual at the center of everything these two concepts have become interchangeable.  So much value has been placed on outcomes, what we can produce, and the attention that we can acquire, that the question of ‘who am I?’ is often answered by the roles we play and the thoughts and emotions we have as they relate to our perceived perception from others. Similar to the concept of the egoic mind.

“So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.”
~ Alan Wilson Watts

Self as Essence

Through techniques like meditation, mindfulness, or psychedelics, we can see beyond the first-person experience. We can witness the thoughts and emotions that we normally identify as self. Instead of saying ‘I am angry’, we move to the perspective that ‘this is the experience of anger’. We are able to step back and observe the contents of our consciousness rather than own and identify with them.

In some instances, we can even move into what I would call the unity consciousness. Or a connection to all that is. Some people might describe this as the oneness they feel in altered states of consciousness. Having these experiences are integral to our spiritual development because they are a reminder that we are more than just our identity or our thoughts. You can call this the spirit, soul, or essence, but there is an enduring part of us that connects the enduring part in everything. 

I often describe spirituality as the search for meaning and that meaning is connected to something bigger than the individual. This larger whole could be the universe or nature, but we understand that we are part of something that is integrative and interconnected. We understand that on many planes of our existence that we a whole human AND we are all one. 

“Let the drop of water that is you become a hundred mighty seas.
But do not think that the drop alone
becomes the Ocean— the Ocean, too, becomes the drop!

~ Rumi

Self as Collaborator

All things are collaborative. Between people, between us and the natural world. Even the body which we view as an independent and rational being, is really an ecosystem made up of billions of organisms. But we don’t perceive it that way. We dominate our natural world, we struggle for power in our relationships, we opt for conflict over cooperation. Maybe exploring the self is our entry to the whole. Not the self that produces or meets expectations, but the self that communicates with the meaningful.

There is value in viewing the self as a dynamic process, illusion, essence, or as an identity. Because each is an opportunity to see the world through different perspectives. It only becomes problematic when the first person self is always seen at the center of everything. The closer we get to our essence, the more we can live intimately with our world. We realize that all those beliefs, roles, preferences are just window dressing for our true nature – the place where my essence meets yours. 

What if we shift our framing and saw the self as the ultimate collaborator – which includes all other versions of self. This makes room for the whole human that has a unique perspective but it doesn’t make us separate rather complimentary. Our world requires us to have a deeper self-awareness at this time. Without it we move blindly through our lives and make choices that serve the individual without regard for the greater good. So spend time in community, meditation, nature, and move intimately knowing we are all connected.

If you are interested in more perspectives on the self, listen to this episode of the Chaos & Light Podcast called The Inner Self and the No Self. 

 

Resources:

Your Elusive Creative Genius by Elizabeth Gilbert

Atkins, Paul & Styles, Robert. (2015). Mindfulness, identity and work: Mindfulness training creates a more flexible sense of self. 10.1017/CBO9781107587793.008.

Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion | Big Think 


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Scott Shay on God, Faith and Atheism

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Do we need God for a moral society? If there is a God, how could he allow such human atrocities? Is doubt an important part of faith? In this episode, Scott Shay and Angela Levesque explore some of the big questions around God. Scott addresses many of the critiques and criticisms atheists and others have around a faith-based life. Scott contends that idolatry is at the foundation of most of these critiques and we often mistake it for true faith. We also explore the lack of meaning in science and why scientism is now a modern form of idolatry. 

About the Guest

ManScott A. Shay is a Co-Founder and Chairman of Signature Bank and he is also the Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Elah Fund, an Israel private equity fund. He is a passionate community activist as well. Scott started an adult educational program, chaired several major Jewish educational programs and, with his wife Susan, started a Hebrew School. He is the author of In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism and Getting our Groove Back: How to Energize American Jewry. He has also written articles on Judaism, belief and the economy for many leading publications. Scott has been thinking about religion, reason, and modernity since wondering why his parents sent him to Hebrew school.

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Scott Shay

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