When you’re depressed, paralyzed, shut down, or dissociated — knowing what is happening can support healing and a compassionate look at the body and how it’s trying to protect us and adapt. This episode is a practical and scientifically-based discussion about understanding the basics of the nervous system in overwhelm or trauma. By noticing the signs, you can support your body in feeling more safety, resilience, and capacity with very basic tools.

We are so used to going in the hard stuff of our lives and overriding and pushing beyond what our bodies need. This can create an auto override and autopilot — are we really here in our hearts and bodies?

In this episode, I share many signs of nervous system overwhelm, 12 things to do to support and heal trauma, a bit of Polyvagal Theory and Somatic Experiencing, and the way our nervous systems can be affected in relationships. The more I have understood the nervous system, the more compassion I have been able to feel for others and humanity.

How can we understand our nervous systems through animal behavior? Find out in this episode. I also bring forward questions I like to ask myself: How much of me is here? Where is my awareness/what is the quality of it? How am I in my body?

Next week, I will share three experientials that are connected to this episode.

  

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Show Notes

0:00 Intro

1:14 Brought to You by My Client Work and One-on-One Immersions

3:16 The Meditations Database

3:42 Transcriptions of the Embody Podcast

4:22 Opening: How Anger Can Be Helpful

5:41 Nervous System Overwhelm: The Freeze Response

8:04 Story Nervous System & Check-in for How Much Is Here Right Now?

15:00 Question for You: How Much of Me Is Here Right Now?

19:19 Let’s Talk About Polyvagal Theory

20:27 an Image to Understand Polyvagal Theory: The Lion and Gazelle

22:15 The Three States of Polyvagal Theory

24:26 The Nervous System Needs Safety — Even if the Threat Is Decades-Old or Not Even in Your Lifetime

25:39 What Are the Signs of the Freeze State?

29:35 Shifting Out of Freeze

31:32 Navigating the Body Between These States

32:14 Unresolved Trauma From Past Lives Is Part of This as Well

33:22 Relating Trauma to Depression

34:03 Healing at a Deeper Level: What Happens When You Come Out of Freeze State

36:42 Talking About Implicit Memory

37:29 Mention Past Life and the Deep Mystery Podcast Episode

38:40 Key Principle: Provide What Wasn’t Had

39:12 12 Tips and Tricks to Heal Trauma and Tonic Immobility

39:22 1) Orient Yourself and Notice Your Surroundings

40:49 2) Touch Your Body From Head to Toe

41:43 3) Recognize That You Are Alive and Safe Right Now

42:28 4) Resource a Safe Person

44:06 5) Be With a Safe Person or Animal or Be in a Safe Place

44:35 6) Slowing Down Your Experience and Notice

44:54 7) Pendulate Between Safety and the Challenge

46:16 8) Use Movement to Support Yourself / Shake Up the Energy

47:41 9) Run and Slow It Down

49:03 10) Reveal or Allow Anger

49:30 11) Practice Assertiveness

49:57 12) Tune Into a Moment That You Felt Like Yourself or Ok

52:22 Be Prepared for Emotions and Body Sensations

54:09 Information Overload — Freeze State?

54:58 My Experience With These Tools and Signs to Look Out For

57:43 This Week’s Experientials (Will Be Next Week Instead of This Week)

58:45 I Didn’t Learn How to Do This on My Own: Connect With Someone

1:01:02 Outro: Ending With Something Light a Poem by Cameron Awkward Rich

1:03:00 13) Leaving You With Music

1:03:19 The Embody Newsletter to Stay Up to Date

Arigato in, Arigato out” is Ken’s mantra with money, and he promises, it’s not going to cost you anything!

Ken Honda of Tokyo, Japan, known to be the Marie Kondo of money, talks on the podcast about the Japanese art of making peace with your money. Do you use money or does money use you? Is your money happy or unhappy? Ken encourages permission to enjoy money and cleansing our relationship to money.

Ken encourages permission to enjoy money! He shares the confusion and devastation with money and a person’s death that marked his journey of meaning, and how he came to support millions of people in gratitude, following your heart, and finding your gifts as part of the path to money that appreciates.

Ken explains that the distance to happiness is amazingly equal and always same regardless of your circumstances and identities. While it may not be uncomfortable to realize that money is not the problem, Ken brings this conversation to a deep level of self where money is a neutral energy. We put lots of emotional garbage into our relationship with money, which can clutter and cloud it.

Ken talks about embracing your ability to receive, how to cleanse family shame around abundance, how to be vulnerable and ask for support, how the rich and poor have unhappy relationships to money, and how we can compel a planetary shift with a happy relationship to money.

“We are born for expressing our who we are and being authentic self.” ~ Ken Honda

Ken Honda is the author of Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money. He is a bestselling author of self-development books and has sold more than seven million copies worldwide. While his financial expertise comes from owning and managing several businesses, his writings bridge the topics of finance and self-help, focusing on creating and generating personal wealth and happiness through deeper self-honesty.

 

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Show Notes

00:00 Intro

01:18 Sponsored by You With Donations

03:25 Introducing Ken Honda

05:18 Opening

05:40 The Zen Millionaire — How Did You Get Here?

06:52 How Early Childhood Memories Affected Ken — The Introduction of Happy and Unhappy Money

09:04 How Seeing Family Suicide Changed Ken Forever

11:48 We Are Confused and Have “Money Related Problems” Not “Money Problems”

12:55 Do You Use Money or Does Money Use You?

14:16 Giving Ourselves Permission to Enjoy Money

16:01 With Food We Let Go, With Money, We Always Want to “Eat More”

17:01 Looking at Money as a Person and the Story of It in the Ancestry

17:28 Money Divided People / River Anektote

18:37 How Do You Teach People to Get in the Flow of Money? Appreciate Life and Everything Around You

19:13 Arigato in and Arigato Out

23:50 How Do We Root Through Our Emotional Garbage Around Money?

25:10 Doing What You Love Helps

26:35 The Fear of Having Money vs The Actual Lack of Money

27:52 Sometimes It’s Not Even Our Own Fear (Ancestry, Family Lineage, Past Lives)

31:41 Money Related Shame Cleansing

35:52 Doing a Global Money Cleansing: Guilt and Shame

37:33 Our Money Emotions Influence What We Buy and Sell, It Influences if We Regard the Plant, the Environment, or Other People

39:54 We Are Already Evolving and Shifting

40:40 Being Appreciative Helps to Have More, Enjoy More, and Shift Toward a Better World

41:22 A Lot of Our Money Issues Come Because We Simply Spend Too Much

44:26 What is Enough? Understanding That and Feeling There Will Always Be Enough

47:41 What to Do With the Challenges? Trust Your Friends and Life

49:29 Trust Life and Ask for Help When You Need It

49:30 Ask for Help

50:26 Where Are We Blocked in Our Trust and Abundance?

51:55 Once We Start Trusting Life, Asking for Support: You Uplift Yourself

52:25 Candice’s Example of Trusting Life in Austin, Texas

54:19 Ethnic Tension Around Money and Thoughts About Being in That? The Distance to Happiness is Always the Same No Matter if You Have a Lot of Little Money.

01:02:23 Right Now is Temporary. You Can Change It.

01:03:04 An Appeal You the Listeners: Thank Your Money

01:04:06 Gratitude

01:04:59 Where You Can Find Ken Honda

01:05:40 Outro

01:06:23 Special Drawing to Win a Hardcopy of Kens Book “Happy Money”

01:07:44 Where to Find Ken Honda

01:08:04 The Embody Newsletter

A ten-minute taste of my story in becoming a healing facilitator and the ways in which I support people in the science and the spirituality of being at home in their bodies and loving and feeling like themselves.

If you’ve wondered how Embody Your Nature could support you in your deepening, inner wisdom, and knowing of yourself or your relationships, how my work is different from talk therapy and other spiritual work, or how horse experiences provide healing, hop into this brief appearance I had on Mind-Body Radio.

I share about the types of clients that come to me from those experiencing tension or illness in their bodies, emotional imbalance, patterns in their lives, or desires that they are moving towards.

 

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Show Notes

00:00 Intro

00:55 Opening

01:06 Embracing and Embodying Your Nature

02:28 How Does Candice Describe Herself?

03:04 What Inspired Candice to Do the Healing Work?

04:37 The Embody Podcast

06:02 What Kind of Clients Come to You and in What Format?

08:36 What’s Up With Candice Right Now and in the Future?

10:18 Where to Find Candice

11:11 Outro

We glow like the sun 
Lovers of light 
For all and everyone. 
~ Sara Fancy

Sara Fancy shares her own original music that inspires Love from where it begins: within.

There is also an interview with Sara Fancy on the Podcast with the Episode Number 89 or at the link below. It’s all about meditating with a horse, how office jobs and humiliation led her to living her Inner Child’s dream, being in rhythm, looking through present-day eyes, and letting go of identities.

 

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Show Notes

00:00 Intro by Candice

00:57 Lovers of Life, a Song by Sara Fancy

It is so fun to be able to talk with Sara Fancy, my mentor in Horse Constellations and Horse Meditation. Sara and her herd of seven horses are delightful! Sara talks on the podcast about her rescue and stories of her horses, how meditating with a horse is different from regular meditation, The Kind Rodeo, how office jobs, humiliation, and a drive to go her own way led Sara to living her Inner Child’s dream, and how being in rhythm with horses can teach you congruence, listening, patience, and leadership.

Also, my introduction to horses a little over a year ago, looking through present-day eyes, letting go of identities to create new ways of being, and how horses tune into the emotion that needs to be expressed without judgment.

Sara Fancy is the owner and director of Silver Horse Retreat a therapeutic equine facility specializing in horse constellations, located in Ranchita California. Originally from the UK, Sara has a long history in the healing arts ie polarity therapy, cranial-sacral unwinding, systemic family constellations, etc. Sara has built her equine business with the help of her seven horses all adopted from life-threatening situations. Sara is also a singer-songwriter and an avid photographer.

 

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Show Notes

00:00 Intro

01:29 Transcripts of the Embody Podcast

02:59 Embody Podcast Meditations Search

04:14 Brought to you by Your Support

05:38 Introduction: Being in the Present Moment

09:05 Introduction: Sara Fancy

10:43 Opening — How Candice Met Sara & Sharing Appreciation

12:03 How Sara Got to Where She Is

15:46 Mention: Clarity Healing Art School

15:53 Starting Her Own Business With Adopted Rescue Horses in California

18:21 Candice’s Introduction to Horses

19:32 Living Her Inner Child’s Dream: Transitioning Passions and Change Over a Lifetime

20:44 Office Jobs, Humiliation, and a Drive to Go Her Own Way

22:36 Leaving Home at 16 and Wearing Clothes That Are Not Me

24:01 Comparing to Life Now: What Are Your Challenges Now?

24:49 Sara’s Property and Space for Meditation With Horses

26:31 Talking About Leadership Being Questioned

27:55 All the Things Horses Can Teach You: Congruence, Listening, Patience, and Leadership

29:50 The Rhythm With a Horse: A Story About Meiji

34:04 Interacting With Horses and Silver & Sara’s Kind Rodeo

39:56 Sharing Worlds With Silver — Bridging the Here and Now and the Spirit World

43:31 Episode About Candice’s Experience at the Mentorship

43:59 Dancing With Horses Podcast

44:06 Horse Constellations Podcast

44:15 Winter for Horses and Silver’s Struggle Getting Up

48:14 What’s Alive to Sara? Liver Cleansing With Celery

49:11 Liver Rescue

49:14 Celery Juice Book

50:01 Shifting Diets: About Staying Vegan, Fat, and Fruits

56:43 Being Your Own Case Study

57:03 Learning About Astrology: I Realized I Will Never Fit In

58:41 I Am Not a Fitter-Inner

01:00:04 Astrology Is a Language and a Spectrum

01:03:23 About Meditating With Horses and How It Changed Sara’s Life

01:04:32 Carolyn Resnick

01:08:48 The Difference to Regular Meditation? A Story About Pretty Boy

01:14:31 If We Are All Expressions of the Divine

01:17:08 Discovering Greatness and Divine in Us

01:20:27 Being Bound by Identities and Labels: “I can’t do this because I am that”

01:22:31 How do Sara & Candice Identify?

01:27:20 How can we recognize old Weight and let go?

01:33:01 Horses Are So Much “In the Moment” and We Can Learn That

01:34:17 How Sara Talks About Her Horses and How They Get Through Something

01:37:54 Horses Are Not Scared by Emotion, They Encourage Authenticity

01:44:33 Sara’s Upcoming Retreat in October

01:46:30 Traveling With the Kind Rodeo https://silverhorse.org

01:47:30 Sharing Gratitude & Closing

01:48:14 Outro

01:49:03 Episodes About Candice’s Experience With Sara’s Mentorship

01:50:27 Gratitude

The continuation of one of past life stories has opened up unimaginable experiences and knowings! In my willingness to surrender into the unbelievable aspects of my experience and in listening to the Ohio land, a beautiful horse I met that showed me more, how a police officer guided me towards the right land where I have been hundreds of years ago, and a new friend, Amélie, that gave me more pieces of my story and… well, I won’t give it all away here. It’s nothing short of magical, so much I can barely believe it myself. And through it, I’m experiencing more of myself, trusting deeper, and living in the flow of the deep mystery.

Also in this episode a brief share about a new trauma/movement collaboration with dancers in Molly Shanahan / Mad Shak Choreography and a poem I wrote to express the Constellation of my soul’s past life lineage and family.

This is Part 2 of Deep Mystery of Life. The Story thread of this Past Life began in this episode last year: Past Life Trauma — Ep 49 and continued in Deep Mystery of Life — EP84 and a brief part in the intro in The Shadow Side of Empathy — EP86.

 

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Show Notes

00:00 Intro

01:16 The Embody Podcast Meditations Database Is Up

02:19 Written Transcripts for the Podcast Online

02:58 All Made Possible by Your Support

03:59 Opening — Checking in With Your Own Body

06:18 Update About Where I Am and What I Am Doing

08:04 Going Camping Around Ohio & Hocking Hills

09:08 This Story Started Unfolding Over a Year Ago (Referencing Other Episodes)

15:36 Where I Am Standing Now — Part 2 of the Deep Mystery of Life

17:41 Taking Up Self Defense, Archery, and Sharp Weapons Training

22:45 My Story With Horse, Cloud-walker

28:28 Connecting With Humans Around My Past Life — My Native American Sister Found in This Life Again

33:43 Soul Recognition of Past Life Connections

34:50 Receiving an Akashic Reading From Venessa

36:12 Heading Out to Ohio and Finding Horses & Pine Trees

41:01 Feathers & Meditating in Ash Cave in Hocking Hills National Park — Coming Home

49:27 Doubt in Me / Checking What Feels Like Home or Is It Just My Mind?

52:04 Poem: The Foolish Journey by Candice

54:17 Threading Pieces Together and Making Art Out of Experience

56:08 Gratitude

57:03 Signs Directing You, Without Clear Reason

58:45 The Embody Newsletter

59:10 Transcripts of the Podcast

59:23 Meditations Easy to Find