In this episode, the lovely Hiroki Keaveney and I discuss

  • The lineage and story behind reiki
  • How we can be sensitive and aware about cultural and spiritual appropriation of healing work
  • Spiritual theft and how to respect the lineage of a healing tradition
  • How you impact your ancestors and they influence you
  • How transgender identity is an ongoing and deeply spiritual process for Hiroki
  • The importance of oral histories and where we come from
  • How they support others in healing by learning the ways of their ancestors

Hiroki Keaveney is a 4th generation Japanese American and certified Reiki Master. Their mixed-race background as both East Asian and Irish, informs the work they do and how and why they practice these healing traditions. The founder of Dragonfly Intergenerational Healing Services, Hiroki’s work is based on community and familial love.

 

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📝 https://candicewu.com/hiroki

Podcast Homepage

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Newsletter & Embody Community

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Shoutout to my Clients

The work I am doing here with the podcast would not be possible if it weren't for my 1-on-1 and couples/relationships clients. I feel incredibly grateful for the trust that is placed in me as a healer by you. You inspire me every day, give me ideas for new topics, and I love working with you.

If you feel drawn to my work, would like to explore the different healing modalities which I offer, or would like to connect in a free consultation, please reach out.

Let's work together:
CandiceWu.com/connect

 

Show Notes & Timestamps 

0:00 Opening

0:20 Intro

1:54 Shoutout to My Clients

3:05 Jumping Into the Interview

3:25 Who Is Hiroki?

4:09 How Do You Impact the Ancestry and How Does It Impact You?

5:18 Working With Future Generations

6:29 Example: Mainstream Media Knows the Term “Transgender”

7:53 Being the Truest Version of Yourself

9:00 First Generation Japanese-American-Irish-Queer

12:32 Learning in the Asian American Experience

16:09 One of the Life Lessons?

16:53 Learn Your Heritage: Gain Self Worth

17:54 Family History / Restorative for Sense of Worthiness

20:49 Reasons that Family Secrets Exist

21:14 Spiritual vs. Human Experience

25:23 Hiroki’s Spirits and Their Messages

26:59 Spirituality Now Is Connection to Ancestors

28:51 Cultural Appropriation in Healing Work

30:32 Cultural & Spiritual Theft

32:34 How Do We Even Know if We Are Disrespectful?

34:05 Japanese Roots but No Country (Meaning: It’s Been Appropriated to the Point That Even Japanese People Don’t Know Where It’s Coming Form)

36:40 Reiki - How It Came to the Us & Was Used in War

38:39 Reiki - Banned in Japan

39:22 Practice Used for Good & Bad

39:55 How Cultural History Shapes Future Generations (Hiroki Talks About How It Is to Life With a History of a Country That Brutalized but Also Got Imprisoned)

41:04 British Imperialism in Ireland and Irish in the USA

42:02 Reiki - Reborn in the Spiritual Movement

44:51 Reiki - Meaning of the Word

46:20 When We Don’t Know That We Are Appropriating

47:21 Struggles Reclaiming Something Because of Shame

54:40 Anything Else?

56:42 Small T-Truth / the Search for Big-T-Truth

58:01 Getting to Know Your Family Story

59:39 Extra Outside Witness in Family Constellations

1:01:49 Speaking for Others

1:02:55 Outro

1:03:43 The Embody Podcast

1:03:54 The Embody Community

 

Intro Music by Nick Werber (instagram.com/nwerber)

Being yourself and manifesting what you desire requires meaning it… commitment to what you want and the conviction to get you there.

All the while collaborating with the universe, surrendering, and staying unruffled when things don’t go your way.

It’s a little tough love towards what you desire and the journey along the way.

In this episode, learn about:

  • The story of getting schooled by my horse in COMMITING while horseback riding
  • How learning to growl, reclaiming the ability to be angry, and resolving trauma, has made me more able to receive what I want
  • Staying unruffled and on your course are powerful in manifestation
  • And how to listen and collaborate with the universe without sending it mixed messages

A Little About A{Live} Now

I’ve found that when I share what’s true in the moment, there is so much ALIVENESS and fullness in me.

That’s why I started the the A{Live} Now mini-series, which is within the Embody Podcast. This is the second episode and I intend to share what’s happening in my real life and in my inner world, what’s truly full and alive now.

What’s alive now in me has often been what’s filled the juicy stuff of life: themes, joys, or challenges that others may also be experiencing, a fear and other emotions that bring me to the edge of my fullest expression in the moment.

As you listen, I will also share snippets of how you can support your own heart and soul, know yourself, be your fullest, or heal and love yourself.

 

Links, Article, and Resources

All Show Notes for This Episode

📝 https://candicewu.com/commitment-and-conviction/

Podcast Homepage

🎧 https://candicewu.com/podcast

Newsletter & Embody Community

💌 https://candicewu.com/embody-community

Patreon – Your Support Means So Much!

💝 https://candicewu.com/patreon

Candice Wu Page on Facebook

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Follow Candice on Instagram

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Sponsored by YOU, my Patreons

If the Embody Podcast, my writing, or guided healing meditations have inspired you, helped, or spoken to you, it would mean the world to me if you would show your support through a small donation.

Each creation is lovingly made from my soul and takes anywhere from weeks to a few days to develop and produce. I gladly pay an editor who supports me in polishing and creating high quality content.

As little as $1 a month would nourish my podcast and other creations to continue to have life and cover costs. Plus you’ll receive some sweet personalized healing gifts from me that can deepen your embodiment on your own journey.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I am so appreciative.

Visit my Patreon Page
https://candicewu.com/patreon

 

Show Notes & Timestamps  

0:00 Intro

0:47 Sponsored by YOU, My Clients

1:46 Where I am and what I am doing :)

3:01 Still Room at the Retreat

3:35 What is A{Live} Now?

4:07 Today’s Topics starts with a Horse Story

6:38 Teacher Says: You have to commit!

7:04 What does it look like to commit?

8:27 Conflicts about how to stay committed and work with horses

9:03 Committing, Growling, and Going Through

10:10 Similar to working with kids

10:51 Loving Relationship & Consequences

11:15 Growling at Sage

11:43 Why this story… What happens day-to-day?

12:03 Fear of your own goals / actually being committed in the face of the universe

12:57 Knowing and Believing

13:43 Agreement From the Universe

14:22 How Sage reacted to my conviction…

14:45 Transferring Conviction into Life

15:17 Completing Trauma to be Free

16:47 How do I collaborate with (not dominate) the universe?

17:54 Staying the Course & Rest & Getting back On

19:00 Zen Buddhism: Dealing with Reactions

19:33 Is what I want in accordance with the Universe?

20:09 Yoga = Union

21:05 Sharing my Desires & Shifting into Spirit

21:43 What place am I acting from?

23:12 What do I want, what’s for me?

24:07 Energy of Conviction & Clarity

24:36 Voice Lessons: Learning to Express & Getting Unstuck

26:14 Masculine/Directed Energy

26:46 We are here to learn in every possibility

28:18 Firmness Vs Anger 🙈

29:33 Encouraging YOU: Ask yourself these Questions!

32:20 Outro

32:55 Podcast Website

33:10 Embody Community & Newsletter

 

Intro Music by Nick Werber
Featured Photo by Nikki Jeffrey on Unsplash

Experience support and deepening of awareness around a challenging relationship with a family member in this blend of Nick’s healing practices of Family Constellations and Focalizing in this experiential.

This is a special experiential featuring Nick Werber. The full episode can be found at candicewu.com/nick.

Links, Article, and Resources

All Show Notes for This Episode

📝 https://candicewu.com/nick

Podcast Homepage

🎧 https://candicewu.com/podcast

Newsletter & Embody Community

💌 https://candicewu.com/embody-community

Patreon – Your Support Means So Much!

💝 https://candicewu.com/patreon

Candice Wu Page on Facebook

👫 https://facebook.com/EmbodyYourNature

Follow Candice on Instagram

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Sponsored by the Ally With Death Visualization

This episode is sponsored by the Ally With Death Visualization experience which stirs your inner world and soul to cleanse out the old and bring in new energy and life. What needs to be cleansed out and die? What brings you purpose and lights you up now? Do this with me in the Ally with Death Experience.

A New Audio experience will be released soon, which will offer you the chance to dive deeply with me in a truly guided process. If you order the Ally With Death Experience now, you will also receive the new Audio version once it is released for free.

Learn more at
CandiceWu.com/death

Show Notes & Timestamps 

 

0:00 Intro by Candice

0:16 Opening by Nick

0:40 Preperation

1:03 Meditation

Intro Music by Nick Werber (instagram.com/nwerber)

In this podcast, Nick and I exchange lively conversation about: Family Constellations and Focalizing, Death’s power to bring more possibility and connection, how to move deeper than the mind for empowerment, trauma that isn’t ours, rules of belonging, collective trauma, and filters that we live through.  

Links, Article, and Resources

All Show Notes for This Episode

📝 https://candicewu.com/nick

Podcast Homepage

🎧 https://candicewu.com/podcast

Newsletter & Embody Community

💌 https://candicewu.com/embody-community

Patreon – Your Support Means So Much!

💝 https://candicewu.com/patreon

Candice Wu Page on Facebook

👫 https://facebook.com/EmbodyYourNature

Follow Candice on Instagram

📷 https://instagram.com/EmbodyYourNature

 

Sponsored by the Ally With Death Visualization

This episode is sponsored by the Ally With Death Visualization experience which stirs your inner world and soul to cleanse out the old and bring in new energy and life. What needs to be cleansed out and die? What brings you purpose and lights you up now? Do this with me in the Ally with Death Experience.

A New Audio experience will be released soon, which will offer you the chance to dive deeply with me in a truly guided process. If you order the Ally With Death Experience now, you will also receive the new Audio version once it is released for free.

Learn more at
CandiceWu.com/death

Show Notes & Timestamps 

0:00 Intro

0:53 Sponsored by Ally With Death

1:53 Overview

3:47 Interview

4:45 Nick’s Work, the Where, What, and How

7:11 Focalizing and Somatic Therapy

8:46 Retelling a Story Does Not Help

13:30 How Do You Bring These Parts Together?

14:51 Nick’s Story

16:27 Mention of Peter Levine

16:46 Dr. Michael Picucci, Nick’s Treasured Mentor

19:20 Suzi Tucker, Teacher

20:25 Nick’s Story Around Trauma Healing & Focalizing

20:28 What if You Didn’t Directly Experience the Trauma?

22:38 Trauma Work When It Wasn’t Your Trauma

25:11 a Unique Perspective of Trauma and the Filters We Use to Manage Life

25:11 Stephan Hausner’s Work

26:31 Filters - What Are These?

27:48 What’s Exciting in Ancestral Healing

28:46 Resource and Belonging

32:08 Death! What’s So Interesting About Death…?

33:39 Memento Mori Coin & You Could Leave Life Right Now. Let That Determine What You Do and Say and Think.

34:05 What About Death When Working With Clients?

36:50 What Does Candice See in the Work With Death?

38:48 Dying Right Now

41:11 When Someone Gets to Know Family Constellations for the First Time…

43:24 the Impact of Constellations : Story

52:30 What Challenges Nick

55:55 What Do You Do to Nourish Your Body and Yourself?

56:45 Nutritionist Allison (Website: Feel Awesome Be Awesome)

57:18 Eating Organic & Competition

59:01 to You the Listener: It’s Not About the Philosophy, It’s About the Work

59:38 Protection of Others by Not Competing

1:02:47 What’s the Answer? How Can Two Experiences Exist?

1:03:05 Group Dynamics

1:03:09 Tying in Game of Thrones & the 100

1:06:29 Stepping Out of Patterns by Doing the Work

1:12:32 Audience Gift & Thanks

1:15:11 How to Find Nick

1:16:10 Outro

1:16:52 Support this Show on Patron

1:17:34 Newsletter & Community

Intro Music by Nick Werber (instagram.com/nwerber)

Hope less to live more. Presence is the true present of living with less hope, being in a place of less expectation and control, more trust, flow, and freedom in my being.

This is a deep acceptance of what is in my experience in a fuller way, where I can experience more and not exist from the place where hoping that things would be different was a helpful tool of survival.

In this podcast, I share a personal story of what made me break, lose all hope, and become more present to the true moments that exist now.

This is an exploration of how hope can be helpful and unhelpful, as well as thoughts about what can be embedded and masked in the concept of hope.

The presents or presence of being hope-less? ;)

 

A Little About A{Live} Now

I’ve found that when I share what’s true in the moment, there is so much ALIVENESS and fullness in me.

That’s why I started the the A{Live} Now mini-series, which is within the Embody Podcast. This is the second episode and I intend to share what’s happening in my real life and in my inner world, what’s truly full and alive now.

What’s alive now in me has often been what’s filled the juicy stuff of life: themes, joys, or challenges that others may also be experiencing, a fear and other emotions that bring me to the edge of my fullest expression in the moment.

As you listen, I will also share snippets of how you can support your own heart and soul, know yourself, be your fullest, or heal and love yourself.

 

Links, Article, and Resources

All Show Notes for This Episode

📝 https://candicewu.com/alive-now-hope-less-and-live-more/

Podcast Homepage

🎧 https://candicewu.com/podcast

Newsletter & Embody Community

💌 https://candicewu.com/embody-community

Patreon – Your Support Means So Much!

💝 https://candicewu.com/patreon

Candice Wu Page on Facebook

👫 https://facebook.com/EmbodyYourNature

Follow Candice on Instagram

📷 https://instagram.com/EmbodyYourNature

 

Sponsored by YOU, my Patreons

If the Embody Podcast, my writing, or guided healing meditations have inspired you, helped, or spoken to you, it would mean the world to me if you would show your support through a small donation.

Each creation is lovingly made from my soul and takes anywhere from weeks to a few days to develop and produce. I gladly pay an editor who supports me in polishing and creating high quality content.

As little as $1 a month would nourish my podcast and other creations to continue to have life and cover costs. Plus you’ll receive some sweet personalized healing gifts from me that can deepen your embodiment on your own journey.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I am so appreciative.

Visit my Patreon Page
https://candicewu.com/patreon

 

Show Notes & Timestamps  

00:00 Intro

00:44 Powered by Patreon Support

01:19 Opening

01:48 Let’s Lose Hope

03:13 Hope = Control

03:19 Is Hope Serving You Right Now?

05:01 Hope as a Survival Mechanism

06:06 Realizing That Having Hope is Hurting Me

06:53 Being Able to Feel More Now

09:31 Hope Being Control: An Exploration

10:41 Opening to Not Knowing

10:59 Hope Creates Inherent Distance

12:00 I Hope I Can Do It

12:35 When We Hope for Others

13:04 How Hope Can Be Disempowering

13:49 A Time of Hoping Less

14:48 Tied to a Previous Experience

15:17 Take a Look at the Energy of Hope

16:26 Disclaimer: Personal Experiences

16:38 Hope is Helpful & Holding Hope for Each Other

17:45 Ask Yourself: What is Underlying Hope? What Amount of Control Are You Inferring?

19:38 I Hope This is an Interesting Podcast (Lol)

20:14 Let’s Connect

20:28 Embody Community

Intro Music by Nick Werber
Featured Photos by Robin Spielmann and Stéphane Gachet on Unsplash