Honor your year and your inner being with gentleness and embracing impermanence and death. This episode brings you into the fresh new year with a guided experiential process of cleansing the energy of and integrating this last year as well as honing in on how you want to be and feel in this new year. Let the body and energy release for you what is still left hanging so you have available space for new life.

Happy New Year to you all. May you have a new year full of what you desire!

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Show Notes & Timestamps  

00:00 Intro

00:56 Sponsored by Ally With Death

01:43 Opening. It’s About Embracing Death.

03:45 Change Is Such an Important Aspect

04:57 Last Year — I Wanted Congruency

06:36 Asking Yourself: What Do You Desire?

07:19 Death and the Energy of Impermanence

08:27 Bring the Force of Death Into Our Lives

09:12 What Happens When We Don’t Feel the Dark.

09:27 Brené Brown Ted Talk

10:33 Feelings Can Be Backlogged (Even Into the Ancestry)

10:52 Let’s Also Look at the Wonderful Things

11:53 Meditation: Let’s Cleanse Last Year Out

13:48 January

15:48 February

16:56 March

17:18 April

17:56 May

18:25 June

18:57 July

19:12 August

19:35 September

19:46 October

20:03 November

20:26 December

21:09 The Full Year

21:09 Shifting Into the New Year

22:02 True Desires

24:27 If You Die Tomorrow, What Would You Be Compelled to Say, Do, or Change?

26:21 What Do You Want to Feel in the New Year?

28:50 Feel as if It’s Already Happened

29:52 Are There Things You Need to Let Go Off?

30:44 How Can You Love Yourself Through This Year?

31:38 Notice & Acknowledge What Comes Up

33:06 Creating a Ritual

33:51 Secret About Me: I Don’t Do Yoga Every Day

36:25 Thank You

36:58 Ending the Year With a Quote

38:53 Ally With Death

39:34 Dream Class on Skillshare

40:04 You Are Worthy

In this guided healing experiential, Voice Dialogue with an inner part of yourself by stepping into that part with your whole body. Explore their fears and desires, emotion and physical experience, purpose, and function, what they need to feel supported, and what messages they have for you now to bring a deeper awareness and intentional Self-Leadership.

This is an experiential connected to Episode 52 about Parts Work. You can find the full episode at candicewu.com/partswork.

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📝https://candicewu.com/partswork


Podcast Homepage

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Special Message 

Dreamwork is one of my passions and gets me connected with myself and the many parts of me - I’ve shared a Dream Class on Skillshare, free until Jan 2019, on how to cultivate your dream life and remember your dreams. One way to work with dreams is to see every part of the dream as part of yourself, gaining wisdom and messages from each symbol and image.

Learn more at candicewu.com/dreamclass1

  

Show Notes & Timestamps  

0:00 Intro

0:51 Opening

1:40 Meditation

19:49 Outro

We have many parts of ourselves that may take the lead at different moments in our lives or hide away when we most need them. Each part of ourselves, whether the inner child, higher self, inner critic, protector, etc., brings gifts and wisdom and also may desire to heal. In this exercise, journey with me to dialogue with an inner part by visualizing and connecting with this part.

This is an experiential connected to Episode 52 about Parts Work. You can find the full episode at candicewu.com/partswork.

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📝https://candicewu.com/partswork


Podcast Homepage

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Newsletter & Embody Community

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Special Message 

Dreamwork is one of my passions and gets me connected with myself and the many parts of me - I’ve shared a Dream Class on Skillshare, free until Jan 2019, on how to cultivate your dream life and remember your dreams. One way to work with dreams is to see every part of the dream as part of yourself, gaining wisdom and messages from each symbol and image.

Learn more at candicewu.com/dreamclass1

  

Show Notes & Timestamps  

0:00 Intro

0:48 Opening

1:53 Meditation

This episode is about how to sort out your inner chatter and reactive patterns with Parts Work. If you’ve seen the movie Inside Out, you’ve gotten a simplified taste of how your inner world may look. With many parts of us talking and acting at different times, it’s helpful to know their motives, fears, desires, agendas, purpose, and function in your inner dynamic.

Explore and embrace the parts of yourself so you can feel clarity and deeper awareness, heal the wounded or diminished parts, know what part of yourself is acting in various situations, and lead from your Self - from aligned intention. The idea that we have everything within us to heal can be easily accessed with Voice Dialogue as we open up inner gifts, wisdom, and strengths while healing wounds within.

Enjoy guided healing experiences that will walk you through dialoguing with and embodying the parts of yourself.

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📝https://candicewu.com/partswork


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Candice Wu Page on Facebook

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Special Message 

Dreamwork is one of my passions and gets me connected with myself and the many parts of me - I’ve shared a Dream Class on Skillshare, free until Jan 2019, on how to cultivate your dream life and remember your dreams. One way to work with dreams is to see every part of the dream as part of yourself, gaining wisdom and messages from each symbol and image.

Learn more at candicewu.com/dreamclass1

  

Show Notes & Timestamps  

00:00 Intro

00:55 Introducing the Dream Course (And It’s Connection to Parts Work)

02:52 Opening Update (Location: Germany)

03:42 Holiday Check in — How Are You Feeling?

04:30 A Morning Experience of Discomfort and Loving Myself

05:48 Parts Work — Teenage Self

08:02 Dialoguing With My Teenage Self

09:28 Survival Mode

10:16 Giving Support From My Present Self

11:52 Connecting the Story to Parts Work

12:49 Diving Into Parts Work

13:04 Internal Family Systems

13:24 Voice Dialoging

14:14 I Like to Bring in the Body

14:57 We Have Many Different Inner Parts

18:10 Inside Out — Movie

19:13 Think Yourself Into a Situation

19:13 Mini Experiential

20:10 One of My Easiest Ways to Work With Inner Parts (What Age and Is It Me?)

22:16 Other Kinds of Parts

23:01 Parental / Family Parts

24:21 Creatures, Animals, and Energy Blobs

24:54 No Getting Rid of Parts

25:50 Abandonment & Pushing Parts Aside

26:27 Outer and Inner World Weaves / Parts’ Desires

27:55 Fun Exploring

29:41 Acknowledgment for All Parts: A Team

30:44 Story: “Life Is So Hard”

34:06 How We Can Use Parts Work in Relationships

35:52 Exploring Your Own Relationships

37:32 Spotting Different Parts Reacting

38:44 Interviewing the Parts

43:22 Parts Work Is Perfect for Analysts

43:52 “Who Is Lost?” Parts Work Shifts and Heals the System

45:29 Activity — Start Slowing an Interaction Down

46:31 Naming Parts Can Be Magical

48:20 Activity Mapping Out Your Inner Self

50:24 Working — With the Mapped Version of You

50:43 Using All the Resources of the Many Parts of You - Everything Within

52:27 The Experientials in This Segment - 2 Coming Up

55:01 Outro

55:51 Let’s Feel Your Being

58:08 Closing Invitation

This episode contains explicit and sexual content/language. It is not suitable for all audiences or ages.

Kinky or not, dive into your hottest sexual fantasy. Harmony walks you through a Somatica Practice of embodying your hottest sexual fantasy that is specific to YOU, and in zeroing in on the core erotic themes that turn you on.

This episode visualization experiential is a follow up to the interview with Harmony which you can find at candicewu.com/harmony.

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📝https://candicewu.com/harmony


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This episode is brought to you by the Sound Sleep Alchemy Album. An album of 11 healing experientials and meditations, yoga poses, marma points, and spiritual guide that will help you feel more grounded, restful, and easeful in your sleep and throughout the day.

It is the stepping stone towards healing trauma, feeling embodied, bringing your nervous system to a baseline where you feel relaxed and calm, and looking at the deeper aspects of sleep issues.

Your support by ordering an album helps me make more healing albums, content, and produce more podcast episodes.

The Sound Sleep Album is on sale through the new year for $11 (until 2019–01–05).

Thank you for your support!

Learn more at candicewu.com/soundsleep

  

Show Notes & Timestamps  

0:00 Intro

0:56 Opening

1:33 Harmony

2:31 Visualization

8:09 Outro

This episode contains explicit and sexual content/language. It may not be suitable for all audiences or ages.

This episode is about the juicy creativity of life: sex! Harmony, the founder of Kink From the Couch — a Somatica® counseling practice based in San Francisco, and I explore:

  • Ritual in relationships
  • BDSM as the “New Romance”
  • Her experiences as a professional dominant and Somatica Practitioner
  • Dominance and submission
  • Acceptance around “unacceptable” for oneself / Releasing shame around fantasies
  • Touching into core desire in your erotic themes
  • Seamless verbal and nonverbal consent and the #MeToo movement
  • Shadow and archetype in sexuality
  • Embodying fantasies

The Somatica Method recognizes that we learn primarily through our bodies. Using a combination of talk therapy and experiential exercises, Harmony leads clients to embrace their full sexual selves without shame. Under her guidance you will find your own erotic embodiment, while developing your negotiation and practical BDSM skills, and other vital practices needed to bring healthy kink into your relationships.

Harmony’s path to becoming a sex counselor took her through many vibrant Bay Area communities, including tantra, orgasmic meditation, the human potential movement, and NLP. She was an independent professional dominant for a decade. She developed her D/s skills at Cleo Dubois’ Academy of SM Arts and studied bondage with Midori. From 2009–11, she wrote educational articles about BDSM as the editor for the Society of Janus, the Bay Area’s oldest kink non-profit. Her current practice synthesizes all the wisdom she’s gained along that winding road.

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Candice Wu Page on Facebook

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Follow Candice on Instagram

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Sponsored by The Sound Sleep Album

Do you wish for better sleep for the holidays?

This episode is brought to you by the Sound Sleep Alchemy Album. An album of 11 healing experientials and meditations, yoga poses, marma points, and spiritual guide that will help you feel more grounded, restful, and easeful in your sleep and throughout the day.

It is the stepping stone towards healing trauma, feeling embodied, bringing your nervous system to a baseline where you feel relaxed and calm, and looking at the deeper aspects of sleep issues.

Your support by ordering an album helps me make more healing albums, content, and produce more podcast episodes.

The Sound Sleep Album is on sale through the new year for $11 (until 2019–01–05).

Thank you for your support!

Learn more at candicewu.com/soundsleep

  

Show Notes & Timestamps  

0:00 Intro

1:11 Sponsored by the Sound Sleep Album

2:17 Opening

4:07 December 17th

6:15 Conversation Start

7:09 Harmony’s Journey of Being a Pro-Domme to Kink from the Couch

8:02 How Did You Know You Found Your Calling?

9:25 Listening to Clients’ Fantasies

10:41 How to Talk to Your Partner About Your Fantasies

12:08 Core Desire — Having What You Want Is a Big Step

14:36 What Have You Learned About Yourself Through Fantasy?

18:19 Her Experience as a Dominatrix | Awareness Good for Life

18:19 Yes, Yes, and Yes… Empowering, Challenging, Healing

20:06 What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do…

21:39 Don’t Be Afraid to Go Slow

21:39 Moments of Up, Up, Up, and Savor

23:08 Dominance in Other Areas (Horses)

23:42 Step Into Your Dominant Self

25:45 Dominance Can Have Connotations / Design It for Yourself

27:39 Shadow Aspects of Harmony’s Work and Experiences

28:26 Shadow Stuff Coming Out

29:54 The Power of Creating a Safe Container

30:40 Feeling in Control in One Part of Life Gives You the Ability to Give Up Control in Others

32:47 Submissive Role Can Give a Pause on Controlling Things in Life

33:26 Alive Right Now | #Metoo and Consent

36:47 Non-Verbal Consent Techniques

37:32 Practicing Boundaries & Revisiting Them (Not Scared to Touch the Boundaries)

39:12 Somatica FAQ

39:40 Consent and Negotiations

41:11 Working With Sexual Archetypes

42:20 Archetype Gives Space for Authenticity in the Role

44:41 How Is Touch Incorporated in Somatica?

48:03 Learnings From Somatica for Harmony

48:40 Audience Gift : Exploring Core Erotic Themes

50:27 How External Input Can Change Your View on a Fantasy

52:21 A Story About Fantasies Showing a Piece of Yourself

55:57 Fantasy Going Against Your Beliefs (Cock-Sucking = Not Feminist?)

56:52 Submissive Is Not About Being Weak but Proving to Yourself That You Are Strong

58:33 Knowing Fantasies Brings Conscious Solutions Rather Than Destructive in Relationships

59:11 Story About Cock-Sucking & Foot Fetish

1:00:24 Creating Fantasies Intentionally So They Aren’t Destructive but Pleasurable

1:02:00 Acceptance Around Unacceptable for Oneself

1:02:49 Pleasure in the Poignancy of the Pain

1:03:52 Some of the Moments I Felt Most Alive Have Been in BDSM Contacts With Extreme Pain

1:04:16 When Did I Last Check in With My Fantasies?

1:06:38 Where Can People Find Harmony?

1:07:13 Outro

1:10:15 Embody Community & Newsletter

Design your Holidays the way you want them. To love yourself is to RESPECT yourself and your desires. In this podcast, I explore 8 embodied ways you can love yourself and design your holidays including your state of being, shifting out of autopilot and into the presence, intention, how to deal with feeling like you’re five years old again at a family function, loving your inner child, the permission to be unavailable and more. This is your life and holiday season.

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📝https://candicewu.com/holidays


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Your money will be in direct connection with supporting people in loving themselves and becoming truer to themselves, which is what this podcast is all about.

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Show Notes & Timestamps  

00:00 Intro

00:52 Sponsored by Patrons

01:59 Let’s Have Some Tea or a Lovely Drink

02:42 Checking In

03:11 Holiday Update: My Travels

03:37 Preparing January

03:48 Where to go? Desires to Be With Horses

04:49 Embrace Change

05:28 Fear and Uncertainty

06:16 So… in January - My Story So Far

07:08 Be Compassionate and Respectful to yourself

08:21 Respect around Horses - Predatorial behaviors

11:09 Intro to Respect Yourself, Design Your Life, Create Your Holidays

12:28 This is YOUR life!

13:15 Refer to Instagram Note & Blog Post

14:00 Tip #1: Align Yourself with your State of Being

18:48 Tip #2: Design Your Holiday Season

24:36 Tip #3: Balance Giving and Receiving

27:05 Giving and Receiving in Family Constellations

28:04 Tip #4: Give Yourself Permission to be Unavailable

31:07 Tip #5: Attune to Pleasure and Joy

34:16 Tip #6: Loving Your Inner Child

41:09 Tip #7: Support Your Body

43:15 Tip #8: Take a Break

44:01 Closing Thoughts — Our Experience is our Responsibility

45:06 Happy Holidays

45:48 Thank you

46:02 Connect with me

46:18 Embody Community & Newsletter

49:20 4 Ways to Open up Your Past Life Experiences. Open Up the Trust for Yourself - Start Listening

52:58 Embodiment, Connect with Inner Knowing, Open to Seeing Your Life Like a Dream and Unfolding Source of Knowing

53:15 Wrapping Up

53:55 One-on-One Work

54:22 I’m Smiling :)

55:09 Embody Community & Newsletter

Past life traumas know no time and space - therefore they live in our bodies, ways of being, and our beliefs and conflicts in this life. We can gain an incredible amount of freedom and release through honoring what may be located in a past life.

But how? Ease into this episode about the relevance of past life stories to being yourself and loving yourself, my personal stories of past life and past life trauma, and 4 ways that you can begin to access the wisdom and parts of you that transcend time!

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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.

Learn more at candicewu.com/patreon

  

Show Notes & Timestamps  

00:00 Intro

00:50 Sponsored by Patreon Contributions

02:25 Update on Where I Am

04:01 How Much Pleasure Am I Allowed to Have?

06:05 Do You Explore What Brings You Joy? And Do You Allow Yourself to Have It?

06:43 Opening of the Topic - First Encounter With Past Life

06:54 Book: Many Lives Many Masters

08:03 Becoming Fascinated With the Story About Shanti Davi

08:18 Mention Carol Boman’s Website

08:37 Story Excerpt - Dr. k.s. Rawat

13:09 How the Story Spread

13:55 4 Year Old Speaking About Her Past Life!

14:31 Time and Space Don’t Matter to the Soul and Heart

16:33 Family Constellations - Resonance Travels Through Time

17:56 Example: Heartbreak Will Get Passed on Over Hundreds of Years if It’s Never Felt

18:15 Family Constellations & Past Life

19:04 Key Factor: Don’t Try to Explain It All

19:45 Why Now and Today? Story About Falling From a Horse… Twice…

22:51 Working With the Falls - Fear

23:51 There Must Be Something Deeper

24:22 Experiences Can Layer Upon One Another

24:56 Bursting Into Tears as a Signal: “Could This Be Past Life Trauma?”

25:34 “Does the Story Need to Be Known?”

26:00 My Healer Saw an Image / Story - Explains My Stubbornness!

27:28 Validation in the Now

28:27 Grief - I Had Died on the Horse

29:00 Not Important to Prove the Facts if It Supports Your Healing

29:39 Riding Again and the Fear Shifted

30:27 Trying to Remember What I Have Gained

32:21 First Time Being Near a Horse - I Was Scared Already

32:56 Other Experiences That Resonated

34:34 Past Life Experience of Being a Shaman or Witch

34:47 Story in Episode 13 Spiritual Crisis

36:29 Not Attached to the Past Life Story but Freeing Myself

37:12 Feeling Judged in This Life for Non-Western Practices

39:20 More Past Life Stories: Working With My Feet (Foot Binding).

42:07 Why Is This Important?

42:31 Relevant to Patterns, Ways of Being and Beliefs Now

43:47 Want More Freedom?

44:58 Seeing the Soul as the Expanse Over Lives

45:48 I Can Love More of Myself. Clearer and More Authentic to My Spirit.

46:44 How Do You Know Something Is Past Life and Who Can Help You?

49:20 4 Ways to Open up Your Past Life Experiences. Open Up the Trust for Yourself - Start Listening

52:58 Embodiment, Connect with Inner Knowing, Open to Seeing Your Life Like a Dream and Unfolding Source of Knowing

53:15 Wrapping Up

53:55 One-on-One Work

54:22 I’m Smiling :)

55:09 Embody Community & Newsletter