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Episode 145: Mindfulness and why we can't sit w/Aiko Smith

Messy, Luminous, Being Podcast

Release Date: 11/02/2023

Episode 156 The Medicine of Story w/ Claire Hewitt show art Episode 156 The Medicine of Story w/ Claire Hewitt

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Wisdom has most often been passed from one generation to the next through stories. How should we live? What is our relationship with the universe and ourselves? What is the deeper meaning of our life? In all cultures, insights have been held in stories, and these stories have been told as medicine for the soul. In this episode, I talk to storyteller Claire Hewitt. We talk about how story is connected to land and place, how sometimes stories come to us at just the right time and how women's wisdom has been carried and also hidden within story. You can And you can deepen and explore your own...

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Episode 155 Your body is your interface with the material world show art Episode 155 Your body is your interface with the material world

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Your body is a sacred interface between your deep self and the 3D world of form that we live in. This is why, taking care of our bodies and learning how to communicate with our bodies in the language it understands is the most powerful way to step into our most true and beautiful version of life. In this episode I talk about what it means that our body is an interface, how to use posture and the breath to change the interface, and what that does to our experience of what we call 'reality'.   Want to see want this means in practice? I'm running a week of short 20min sessions to empower you...

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Episode 154 The Presence of the Breath w/ Dani Mae show art Episode 154 The Presence of the Breath w/ Dani Mae

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How can we rediscover the natural breath? What are the biggest issues we humans living in the crazy modern world have around breathing? What does it mean to 'optimise' the breath? And how far can the breath really take you? In this episode, I talk with Dani Mae, founder of Breath Guidance and avid explorer of the power of the breath, whether that's freediving, breath techniques for athletes, breathing for health and much more. This episode is guaranteed to inspire you!   Find Dani Mae at  where you can get access to her free Breath Technique Training program. You can also connect...

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Episode 153 a Guidance System for this New Year show art Episode 153 a Guidance System for this New Year

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How can we make things easier on ourselves while still creating the life we really want? How can we genuinely stop overworking, pushing ourselves beyond our limits, and running out of steam? Three inter-related ideas come to mind, as we step through the threshold of this next year, and take that moment to pause and reflect on how we're living — consistency, ease & essentialism. In this episode, Sarah shares how these three ideas converge to create a new guidance system for Effortless Effort as we head into the next year.   Get Messy Luminous messages, letters from your wise self,...

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Episode 152 The Oracle's Tales - the tale of the snake show art Episode 152 The Oracle's Tales - the tale of the snake

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If you dared to visit the Oracle, what would she tell you? A novella of magical stories and spells of wisdom. The tales of the oracle tells like seeds, like threads that weave their way into your bones and have the power to transform. She waits for you at the threshold of her white stone house above the silver mangroves and against the towering cliffs of her indigo island. And in this final tale, she invites you into a dark passageway deep inside her home. The Oracle's Tales by Sarah Beth Hunt. Listen here to the final chapter. This January you can get a copy of The Oracle's Tales as...

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Episode 151 The Oracle's Tales - the tale of the hungry ghosts show art Episode 151 The Oracle's Tales - the tale of the hungry ghosts

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For those who visit the Oracle, she shares tales in the Old Language, tales that weave their way into your bones and have the power to transform. She stands at the threshold of her white stone house above the silver mangroves and against the towering cliffs of her indigo island. She is waiting to tell you this next story…the tale of the hungry ghosts...  * A new year's gift...Enjoying the Oracle's Tales? Get your own ebook copy here https://mailchi.mp/sarahbhunt/the-oracles-tales

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Episode 150 The Oracle's Tales - the tale of the wild horses show art Episode 150 The Oracle's Tales - the tale of the wild horses

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The Oracle's Tales is a novella of magical stories and spells of wisdom. The oracle is a healer, and most come to her for help with their physical ailments. But this is not the oracle's true calling. The oracle is a healing of the suffering of the mind. In this third chapter, the oracle tells you the Tale of the Wild Horses.  "You have come here," she says, "thinking of yourself as an ordinary person. Someone with problems and worries and things to do. But beneath all of this you are a daughter of the grasses and a son of the stones. So listen..." If you enjoy the story and want to get a...

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Episode 149 The Oracle's Tales - the treasure in the cave show art Episode 149 The Oracle's Tales - the treasure in the cave

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The Oracle speaks tales in the Old Language, tales that weave their way into your bones and have the power to transform. And if you dared to visit the her at her home by the cliff, what tale do you think she would tell you? Once there was, and once there was not and once there will be again, a young girl who dreamed that she stood before a long path that was littered with flecks of gold... Listen now to the story of the treasure in the cave, for sometimes it is told like this, and sometimes it is told another way... The Oracle's Tales is a novella by Sarah Beth Hunt. You can grab your own...

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Episode 148 The Oracle's Tales - the tale of the starfish show art Episode 148 The Oracle's Tales - the tale of the starfish

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If you dared to visit the Oracle, what would she tell you? The Oracle's Tales is novella of magical stories and spells of wisdom. The oracle is a healer, and most islanders come to her for help with their physical ailments. But this is not the oracle’s true calling. The oracle is a healer of the suffering of the mind… For those who visit, she speaks tales in the Old Language, tales that weave their way into your bones and have the power to transform. She stands at the threshold of her white stone house above the silver mangroves and against the towering cliffs of her indigo island. She is...

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Episode 147 The Descending Energies of the Season w/Marit Akintewe show art Episode 147 The Descending Energies of the Season w/Marit Akintewe

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As we come into the beginning of winter, how can we align our busy outer lives with our inner desire to slow down, curl up and rest? How do the energies of this season invite us to shift our inner practices like yoga or meditation? And what lies waiting for us, if we allow ourselves to really descend with this yin energy? In this episode, I talk to Marit Akintewe about seasonal yoga and the different kind of energy and inner power waiting for us when we are willing to really come into flow with this slow season. Connect with Marit on IG @seasonalyogaedinburgh   Hey lovely! Come join us...

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The benefits of mindfulness and meditation are promoted everywhere. So why aren't we all sitting? In this episode, I talk with mindfulness teacher Aiko Smith about the invisible standards we're all trying to live up to and the political and cultural reasons why we can't sit in stillness. We also discuss the forgotten power of community practice and how Aiko's own life experience made her look in the mirror and say "I'm going to save myself".

Join Messy Luminous Being's 'Inward November' month of meditation practice. Live meditation sessions every Monday, all the lovely audio meditations & breathing practices, plus extra meditation tips & practical ways of weaving stillness into busy real life. It's all happening in the Luminous Mind membership, and right now you can jump in at the Founding Members Price of £18.99. Tap here for all the details https://mailchi.mp/sarahbhunt/luminousmind

 

Connect with Aiko on IG at https://www.instagram.com/aiko.means.love for mindfulness teachings, inspiration and upcoming courses.