I’m on a real adventure! Cleaning horse poop and learning how to be a stronger leader within myself and with horses in Ireland. This is the first time I’m living with and tending to four horses on a farm and it’s a huge challenge.

In this episode, I talk candidly about the hardships and the growth that I’m experiencing — the lessons that come with strengthening inner freedom, loneliness and releasing dependencies on familiar comforts and people, how to have clear intentions with big wild animals coming at me, putting on my assertive hat and holding my boundaries and grounding with horses.

I truly want to feel that no circumstance can change my insides and I’m definitely thrown for a loop here, but I’m finding more of myself…

Explore your own personal boundaries and assertiveness with me on this journey!

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 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.


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Sponsored by People Like You

This episode is sponsored by supporters (like you) on Patreon. I appreciate all the love and contributions on Patreon, which all go towards the production of the podcast and all the creations, meditations, and healing experiences that you can access on the Embody Podcast. If this has inspired, touched, or supported you, please consider supporting the continuation and life of the podcast.

Learn more at CandiceWu.com/patreon

Show Notes

00:00 Intro

01:08 Opening: I am in a Different World

02:05 Ireland — Snow, Rain, and Mud

03:18 I Had No Idea What I Was Getting Into…

04:09 Natural Horsemanship: Learning Alongside the Horses

04:46 Northwest Ireland — Making the Space Home

06:31 Releasing My Reliance on Comforts

07:07 Why Did I Come Here? Complete Inner Freedom

08:56 Disruptions With Attachment: Wanting It From the Outside

09:44 Reminding Myself That I Am Alive and Breathing!

10:40 How It’s Been Here — After the Initial Reaction / and Some of the Learning

10:55 Witnessing All 4 Horses and My Teacher (Playing Out Dominance Game)

13:58 Learning to Assert Boundaries Around Horses Makes Me Feel Stronger

16:13 Are You Someone Who Is Moved or Do You Move Others?

19:23 How I Have Been Treating Myself With Acceptance #Lovingmyself

21:02 Working on Being Assertive — Putting a Big Assertive Hat On

23:39 Do You Desire to Be More Assertive?

25:10 I Don’t Do It All Alone

26:00 I Continue On

26:44 Still Getting to Know the Space, the Horses, My Host, and Everything.

“How much do you value truth?” ~ Andrew Shykovsky

In this episode we talk about Andrew’s experience and teachings as a Christian Mystic and his path towards his spirituality which included an initial negative impression of Christianity, a “grand spiritual buffet” of out of body experiences, crystals, meditation, I-Ching, and inducing other states of consciousness, the desire for love and truth, challenges with being human and a priest, after-death experience, resolving anger to free yourself from imprisonment, how to manifest and create your reality with respect towards the global reality, and What is God, Christ Consciousness, and Consciousness?

Andrew Shykofsky is a Priest and Teacher of Christian Mysticism. He began the Mystical Path in 2004 while living in San Francisco, CA. Andrew was ordained a minister Deacon in Feb. 2006 and then moved from the Bay Area to Chicago to assist in a new Center there. He was ordained a Priest in May 2013. Shortly after his ordination into the Priesthood, Andrew began the Mystical Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois where he provided classes and Services in Christian Mysticism.

The community grew and another minister was ordained to preside over Services. Andrew relocated to Charleston, SC in Jan. 2018. He was ordained a Master Teacher in June 2018. He currently presides at the Mystical Church of Christ in Charleston, SC.

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Sponsored by My Client Work

Shoutout to any of my clients listening - I love my work with my clients and that work supports this podcast! I facilitate healing, spirituality, and a deeper knowing of the self — supporting the body wisdom and experiential tools for completing trauma and negative beliefs of self, spiritual crises, self-love, and understanding of self, while feeling at ease and at home in the simplicity of being human. I inspire people with tools to love themselves through the entire process of healing and transformation.

Individual sessions are for people who want to feel more and experience the depths and truth of themselves. For shifting beliefs and what’s held in the body that keeps them stuck and feeling negatively about themselves — towards joy and aliveness, and greater freedom. Sometimes these can begin with pain or tension in the body and other times with a feeling that there’s’ something deeper you desire in life and you’d like to discover it, or feeling like you want to truly love yourself and trust your intuition and body.

I offer ongoing one-on-one work at the pace and frequency that works best for you, retreats, workshops, Group Healing Calls, embodied couples work as well as in polyamorous and open relationships.

Reach out for a no pressure exploratory conversation to see if it is a good fit and what you desire, or to be offered referrals for someone that would work well for you.

Learn more at CandiceWu.com/packages

 

Show Notes & Timestamps 

00:00 Intro

01:05 Sponsored by My Client Work

03:10 Opening

03:29 Intro to Andrew Shykofsky

04:34 Conversation Opening

05:47 the Quest Towards Truth and Love

07:48 A Prayer for Love

08:25 Andrew’s Path to Becoming a Priest

10:48 Resistance About Christianity & Listening to Each Other

13:53 Discussions About Being a Good Listener

17:15 Awareness & Consciousness Changed (No Longer Angry When People Don’t Listen / A Path to Acceptance)

18:40 Being Aware in Sharing and Listening / the Vulnerable Two Way Connection

20:17 What Is Consciousness for Andrew?

21:51 Rough Edges & Absolute Awareness

24:04 Andrew Asks: Do You Recognize the Discrepancy Between the Intent of People and What They Are Actually Doing?

25:29 Christ Consciousness = Direct Perception of Reality as It Is

30:24 Other Words for Christ Consciousness and the Capital “S” Self

35:21 What’s Your Idea of the Other Side? After Death?

37:36 Debate About “This Is My Last Incarnation” (Coming Back or Not…)

40:32 Doing Things to Help Other People

44:04 Where Are You on Your Journey?

47:29 How Do You Stay in Love With Passive Aggressiveness?

49:21 Disclaimer: Start of Child Molestation Conversation

50:57 Disclaimer: End of Child Molestation Conversation

52:17 Forgiveness Before God and Resolving Conflict

53:03 Liberating Yourself: Resolving Anger Because It Imprisons You

56:52 Rooted in Truth / How Much Do You Value Truth?

57:42 Dirty Water

58:39 What Brings Andrew Alive in the Moment?

01:00:58 Andrew Loves Teaching the Gospel Story

01:03:32 Being Discrete Talking About Christian Things (Finding the Overlap)

01:06:54 Video: Do We Create Reality?

01:08:17 Audience Gift: Half Off Level 1 Meditation Course

01:09:21 Where Can You Find Andrew?

01:09:58 Online Meditation Course

01:10:24 Any Last Words? Don’t Give Up Hope!

01:12:04 Closing

01:13:07 Video: Do We Create Reality?

01:13:37 Audience Gift: Half Off Level 1 Meditation Course in Charleston

01:13:54 Thank You for Being Here

January 19, 2019

55c: Body Love Ritual

Ritual at its best brings us towards a feeling of acknowledgment, embodiment, and honoring of our true selves. It bonds us to our values and our deepest self or brings us to shared humanity, purpose, or meaning.

Give healing attention and presence to a part of your body that needs it, allowing the power of our body intelligence to begin to innately heal tension, pain, discomfort or dis-ease.

The full exploration and more of my thoughts about rituals can be found in Episode 55 of the Embody Podcast or at candicewu.com/ep55.

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Sponsored by my Dream Class on Skillshare

One of my favorite rituals is to record and harvest the wisdom of my dreams. ⠀⠀ Dreams are constantly revealing yourself to you and each one brings a whole world of embedded knowledge and wisdom, waiting to be seen and bringing you new energies to cultivate in your life, possibility, and connection. It connects us back to parts of ourselves we have hidden or left behind, forgotten about, or disconnected from, to bring us into our wholeness and true power.

If you’re interested in dreaming, I’ve started a series of dream work classes that will support remembering and harvesting dreams, and there’s much more to come about embodying the energies, wisdom, and messages of your dreams.

This first class is about the basics: unfolding and awakening your dream life so that you can harness the power of dreams, how to cultivate the ability to remember your dreams, creating intentions and ways to record and harvest your dreams. This class is free through the end of Jan.

Receive two free months of a premium Skillshare account with this link. This is an affiliate link and proceeds go towards the podcast production.

Sweet dreams to you…❤

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Show Notes & Timestamps 

0:00 Intro

1:10 Opening

2:56 Experiential

Ritual at its best brings us towards a feeling of acknowledgment, embodiment, and honoring of our true selves. It bonds us to our values and our deepest self or brings us to shared humanity, purpose, or meaning.

Center, ground, and fortify your alignment to yourself with this three chakra energy and awareness practice. It’s a great way to feel present and that you’re inhabiting your body or find clarity and power in who you are (even if you don’t know who you are).

The full exploration and more of my thoughts about rituals can be found in Episode 55 of the Embody Podcast or at candicewu.com/ep55.

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Sponsored by my Dream Class on Skillshare

One of my favorite rituals is to record and harvest the wisdom of my dreams. ⠀⠀ Dreams are constantly revealing yourself to you and each one brings a whole world of embedded knowledge and wisdom, waiting to be seen and bringing you new energies to cultivate in your life, possibility, and connection. It connects us back to parts of ourselves we have hidden or left behind, forgotten about, or disconnected from, to bring us into our wholeness and true power.

If you’re interested in dreaming, I’ve started a series of dream work classes that will support remembering and harvesting dreams, and there’s much more to come about embodying the energies, wisdom, and messages of your dreams.

This first class is about the basics: unfolding and awakening your dream life so that you can harness the power of dreams, how to cultivate the ability to remember your dreams, creating intentions and ways to record and harvest your dreams. This class is free through the end of Jan.

Receive two free months of a premium Skillshare account with this link. This is an affiliate link and proceeds go towards the podcast production.

Sweet dreams to you…❤

Learn more at candicewu.com/dreamclass1

 

Show Notes & Timestamps 

0:00 Intro

1:12 Opening

2:28 Experiential

12:31 Outro

January 15, 2019

55a: Space for Self Ritual

Ritual at its best brings us towards a feeling of acknowledgment, embodiment, and honoring of our true selves. It bonds us to our values and our deepest self or brings us to shared humanity, purpose, or meaning.

Give space, tune in and listen to your inner being. A basic daily practice to support embodiment, self-love and clarifying your needs, desires, and congruent action for the day.

The full exploration and more of my thoughts about rituals can be found in Episode 55 of the Embody Podcast or at candicewu.com/ep55.

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Sponsored by my Dream Class on Skillshare

One of my favorite rituals is to record and harvest the wisdom of my dreams. ⠀⠀ Dreams are constantly revealing yourself to you and each one brings a whole world of embedded knowledge and wisdom, waiting to be seen and bringing you new energies to cultivate in your life, possibility, and connection. It connects us back to parts of ourselves we have hidden or left behind, forgotten about, or disconnected from, to bring us into our wholeness and true power.

If you’re interested in dreaming, I’ve started a series of dream work classes that will support remembering and harvesting dreams, and there’s much more to come about embodying the energies, wisdom, and messages of your dreams.

This first class is about the basics: unfolding and awakening your dream life so that you can harness the power of dreams, how to cultivate the ability to remember your dreams, creating intentions and ways to record and harvest your dreams. This class is free through the end of Jan.

Receive two free months of a premium Skillshare account with this link. This is an affiliate link and proceeds go towards the podcast production.

Sweet dreams to you…❤

Learn more at candicewu.com/dreamclass1

 

Show Notes & Timestamps 

0:00 Intro

0:51 Opening

1:48 Experiential

January 14, 2019

55: Ritual and Embodiment

Ritual at its best brings us towards a feeling of acknowledgment, embodiment, and honoring of our true selves. It bonds us to our values and our deepest self or brings us to shared humanity, purpose, or meaning. In this episode, I explore how rituals can serve embodiment or disembodiment, examining what rituals we already have in place, the rituals I enjoy and designing your own rituals.

This intro episode is followed by three basic rituals that you can try out and integrate as your own or inspire your own ideas. The experientials are called Space for Self Ritual, Energy and Embodiment Ritual, and a Body Love Ritual. Please enjoy and give yourself space.

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Sponsored by my Dream Class on Skillshare

One of my favorite rituals is to record and harvest the wisdom of my dreams. ⠀⠀ Dreams are constantly revealing yourself to you and each one brings a whole world of embedded knowledge and wisdom, waiting to be seen and bringing you new energies to cultivate in your life, possibility, and connection. It connects us back to parts of ourselves we have hidden or left behind, forgotten about, or disconnected from, to bring us into our wholeness and true power.

If you’re interested in dreaming, I’ve started a series of dream work classesthat will support remembering and harvesting dreams, and there’s much more to come about embodying the energies, wisdom, and messages of your dreams.

This first class is about the basics: unfolding and awakening your dream life so that you can harness the power of dreams, how to cultivate the ability to remember your dreams, creating intentions and ways to record and harvest your dreams. This class is free through the end of Jan.

Receive two free months of a premium Skillshare account with this link. This is an affiliate link and proceeds go towards the podcast production.

Sweet dreams to you…❤

Learn more at candicewu.com/dreamclass1

 

Show Notes & Timestamps 

00:00 Intro

00:57 Sponsored by the Dream Class One

04:38 Opening: This Is About Rituals

05:23 New Year to Create Ritual

06:44 Future Plans and New Rituals in Daily Life

08:12 What Does “Ritual” Mean to You?

09:22 What Rituals Do You Have and What Are They Doing for You?

10:12 Rituals Can Be Disembodying

10:56 Attention and Awareness in Rituals

11:15 Anything Can Be a Ritual

12:16 Rituals Throughout History

13:09 Greeting Each Other, Meditation, Circumcision, Yoga as a Ritual (Rituals Can Be Healing or Not)

14:57 Rituals in Different Cultures / Trauma Because Something Wasn’t Complete

17:12 Rituals as a Transition Marker

17:47 The Idea of Belonging: Pressure in Groups to Stay in Belonging

19:19 This Happens in Society, in Families, Everywhere

20:03 Experiences With Gender, Differences, Identity

20:20 What Are Your Rituals That You Love? What Are the Ones You Disagree With?

20:40 Story: My Most Beautiful Rituals

21:47 Honoring and Acknowledgement in Family Constellations

22:14 Rituals Around Death and Greave

22:40 Ritual at It’s Best

23:52 Ritual Supports Belonging and Self Expression

25:01 Rituals That I Want to Create

25:37 We Are All Unique Beings

26:24 What to Do Before Creating Your Own Rituals

27:21 Abhyanga Massage as a Ritual

28:33 One of My Rituals: Speak Honestly

29:01 Healing Rituals Are Important for Me

29:29 Work Sessions: Ritual of Opening With Love and Tuning In

30:11 Using My Pendulum as a Ritual

31:03 Ritual Movements: Lotus Mudra

31:40 Ritual of Embodying and Visualization

32:00 Noticing My Surroundings and Recognizing That I Am Safe

32:43 Having Tea With Myself

32:53 New Rituals in Ireland? Building Trust With Horses

33:29 Connecting With My Spirit’s Song and Dance

34:49 Rituals With My Ancestry and Family

36:40 Let’s Connect With What Makes You Feel Joy

39:03 What Rituals Do You Want to Have in Your Life?

39:46 Jim - Purpose of Life Is to Give Meaning

40:57 Following This Episode: Experientials

41:55 Closing Together: Experiential

44:07 More Episodes & Feedback

44:57 Newsletter & Community

45:23 Dream Class

Mia guides you through coming into the alchemy of life-giving breath, listening to and being in the body in this five minute meditation.

Mia Park is powered by hope and engagement. As a Chicago based multidisciplinary artist, Mia shares her passion for discovery through acting, teaching yoga, writing, playing music, producing events, and volunteering. She is fiercely herself and takes every opportunity to live and experience.

The full interview and more of Mias Story can be found in Episode 54 of the Embody Podcast or at candicewu.com/ep54

 

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Sponsored by my Dream Class on Skillshare

It was actually a dream image of Chiang Mai, Thailand, which unfolded into a lifestyle of location-independent living beginning with Thailand, a travel and romantic partner, doing my healing work online and all over the world, and lots of new found inner and outer freedom and empowerment.

If you’re interested in dreaming, I’ve started a series of dream work classes that will support remembering and harvesting dreams, and there’s much more to come about embodying the energies, wisdom, and messages of your dreams.

This first class is about the basics: unfolding and awakening your dream life so that you can harness the power of dreams, how to cultivate the ability to remember your dreams, creating intentions and ways to record and harvest your dreams. This class is free through the end of Jan. ⠀⠀ Dreams are constantly revealing yourself to you and each bring a whole world of embedded knowledge and wisdom, waiting to be seen and bringing you new energies to cultivate in your life, possibility and connection. ⠀⠀ Sweet dreams to you…❤

Learn more at candicewu.com/dreamclass1

 

Show Notes & Timestamps  

00:00 Intro by Candice Wu

00:30 Meditation by Mia Park

Mia Park is powered by hope and engagement. As a Chicago based multidisciplinary artist, Mia shares her passion for discovery through acting, teaching yoga, writing, playing music, producing events, and volunteering. She is fiercely herself and takes every opportunity to live and experience.

In this episode, we explore Mia’s incredible ancestral story of escaping North Korea, the challenges and joys of acting — being Nurse Beth on the show Chicago Med, the lessons of the self in teaching prenatal yoga in jails, and how women can explore their relationship to being a leader.

This episode is followed by a meditation recorded by Mia Park.

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 Podcast Homepage

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Patreon – Your Support Means So Much!

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Candice Wu Page on Facebook

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Follow Candice on Instagram

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Sponsored by my Dream Class on Skillshare

It was actually a dream image of Chiang Mai, Thailand, which unfolded into a lifestyle of location-independent living beginning with Thailand, a travel and romantic partner, doing my healing work online and all over the world, and lots of new found inner and outer freedom and empowerment.

If you’re interested in dreaming, I’ve started a series of dream work classes that will support remembering and harvesting dreams, and there’s much more to come about embodying the energies, wisdom, and messages of your dreams.

This first class is about the basics: unfolding and awakening your dream life so that you can harness the power of dreams, how to cultivate the ability to remember your dreams, creating intentions and ways to record and harvest your dreams. This class is free through the end of Jan. ⠀⠀ Dreams are constantly revealing yourself to you and each bring a whole world of embedded knowledge and wisdom, waiting to be seen and bringing you new energies to cultivate in your life, possibility and connection.

Sweet dreams to you…❤

Learn more at candicewu.com/dreamclass1

 

Show Notes & Timestamps 

0:00 Intro

1:05 Sponsored by Dream Class

2:44 Opening — Happy New Year

4:00 Ending the Year Episode

4:23 Experiencing With More Ease

5:45 Introducing Mia Park

7:23 Conversation

7:50 What Are You Not?

9:30 What's Your Story? How Did You Get Here?

10:32 Mia — Always Driven by Hope

11:52 Where Is Mia From — Family and Childhood Trauma?

13:01 Escaping With Creativity

13:36 Growing Up Around Church and a White Bearded Man as a Savior

15:59 Rebellion and Longing for Spirituality

16:27 On Drugs and Moving to Korea Moving Around the World

18:29 I Am Lucky but I Am Also Super Driven

19:59 Mia’s Ancestry Story and Her Real Life

21:02 Japan, Korea, Nagasaki, and the Atomic Bomb

22:48 Starting a New Life in South Korea

23:25 Mother Born and Raised in North Korea and the Escape

24:06 Korean War

25:12 No Coincidences

28:28 Let's Not Talk About It (Elderly Dismiss the Conversation)

29:48 How Does Knowing Your Story Affect You?

30:29 Creative With Resources / Wrapping Gifts With Rice Gift

31:56 Eating Money for Storage and Survival

35:47 The Americans

36:31 Working on Sensitivity in Material Arts

37:58 Ancestry Survivor Sense Is Coming Out of the System / Abuse of Mia’s Body

39:51 The Abuse Tied to the Female Lineage

40:27 Listening to What Little Mia Needs

42:24 Connecting Hip Pain and Surgeries to the Ancestry

45:16 What's It Like to Teach Yoga in Jails?

47:17 What's the Lesson With Nurse Beth (Character of Tv Show)?

50:52 How Can Women Step Into Their Own Leadership?

55:41 Outro