I took some time to chat with my sis Dr. Kiernan Steiner for her podcast Decolonizing Kiki. We talked about the different expressions of divine inspiration. I hope you enjoy this episode!
Decolonizing Kiki: The Podcast is a weekly interview series hosted by Dr. Kiki, DMA, with creatives and artists, who embody decolonization and have been integral in Dr. Kiki's healing journey. Join Dr. Kiki and kapwa as they discuss their personal journeys, where they are today, and the lessons they learned along the way. Dr. Kiki Steiner holds degrees in music education and choral conducting with special interests in decolonization and liberatory education.
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When you cultivate your inner voice, you make a big shift from seeking external validation to trusting yourself.
This is so incredibly important to me because 90% of people I talk to don't trust themselves and don't know it.
I was one of them.
Seeking external validation showed up in my life as
Being the doting wife and mother even if it meant putting myself last,
Taking any and all medication my health care providers prescribed me without question,
and spending time on social media even though I felt like everyone was faking it till they made it.
In a nut shell, I was a people pleasing robot doing what I thought was right based on "social norms" and it fucking sucked!
Cultivating my inner voice helped me set boundaries and find joy in living in a world that loves telling you what to do.
Here are my 3 tips to cultivate your inner voice so you can set boundaries and find joy in living.
Every successful relationship is built on listening.
Meditation is just that - listening to your inner voice.
Whether you meditate sitting, laying, or moving, spending time listening to your inner voice is necessary especially when you're starting out.
Listening is like a muscle and if you haven't been listening to your inner voice, you need consistent practice to build up your capacity to listen.
Start your meditation practice distraction free.
Observe any thoughts, feelings, or sensations that come up and say 'I release you…'
Eventually, you'll clear your mind of random thoughts and can engage your inner voice.
Gradually play with lighting, textures, postures, music, and scents to support your meditation practice.
Be a curious investigator.
This practice was so important for me because I was so used to blindly trusting everyone.
When I tried to be super mom and wife at my own expense, I was depressed.
I never stopped to ask myself 'why is this important to me?'
I just did what generations of womxn were told by society.
Start by asking yourself why while centering the questions around your well-being.
Why is this important to me?
Why do I want to do this?
Then work your way through the what's, how's, who's, where's, and when's.
In doing so, you're reclaiming your power in the decision process and gathering data to make an informed decision.
I'm surrounded by people conscious of their physical health and one day I hear antibiotics really mess up your gut health and it takes a year for it to stabilize 😳
At the time, I couldn't remember if I ever went 12 months without antibiotics.
So I started asking my doctors whenever they prescribed antibiotics if it was necessary - and the answer every single time was no 😮
Cultivating my gut health (abstaining from antibiotics unless necessary and eating foods nourishing for my unique gut) has me feeling like my immunity is in the best shape of my life.
***Talk to YOUR doctor if you're considering changing your medication regimen or get a second opinion, either way be a curious investigator.
Now that you have some data from listening to your inner voice in meditation and being a curious investigator, build trust with your inner voice by putting aligned action behind your data!
Show your inner voice you trust it with aligned action to prove it.
Start small - what does your inner voice say about how you feel in this moment?
What does your inner voice say about what you need?
Take aligned action to nourish and support yourself.
Cultivating your inner voice isn't a one-and-done thing.
Like any relationship - it takes consistency, trust, and time.
Commit to yourself and try these 3 tips for 21 days, focusing on one day at a time.
I created A Gentle Awakening with you in mind based on my experience with 1x1 clients.
A balance of empowering material to sponge up and integrate and gentle practices to strengthen and maintain your energy.
We start in 3 days on Sat Dec 4 - if you can't make it live you receive the recordings in 24-48 hours.
3 Gossip Girls Podcast is an episode commentary on the original Gossip Girls series. I used to watch GG with my younger sister when it first aired so when I saw this podcast was looking for guests, I jumped at the opportunity.
Let me tell ya, when you watch something 20 years later - it really ain't what it used to be LOL. I had so much fun on this time travel experience and had fun talking GG.
Listen below and let me know what you think in the comments.
I had the pleasure of guesting on MJ's podcast: Soulful Convos with Josephine.
MJ is a freelance creative that I met through a decolonization group on Instagram.
MJ is a beautiful soul and this episode is SO good.
We talked about the beginning of my spiritual journey,
How my Filipino culture has influenced my journey,
and how I stay committed even when people don't agree with what I do.
Please take a listen and head to the podcast page to listen to the other Fil-Am guests she interviewed for Filipino American History Month.
I made a very special guest appearance on the Bruha Baddies Podcast a couple weeks ago. This episode left me feeling so buzzy, excited, and fulfilled.
I walked away reinvigorated - like this is why I do this!
I talked to Nicole and Jean @ Bruha Baddies about what I do, why I do it, and why it's so important to me as a Filipina-American.
This is a podcast that I was a listener of before they asked me to be a guest and yes, that made it all the more special.
Listen below and let me know what you think in the comments.
When I worked as a commercial banker, I'd meet with my clients and go over their banking relationship to discuss what was working and what wasn't, then make necessary adjustments for a win-win situation. It keeps you updated on what you're doing and ensures you are in alignment with your values and goals.
Guess what folks - you can do the same with your friends, business partners, and caregivers (with any relationship really).
Watch as I give you a starting point to have your own relationship review using meditation and embodied awareness.
Let me know in the comments what yawl think!
Imee is a good friend and is so special to me, sometimes I forget I only met her a year ago. Imee recently came out with a new program so we talked about our programs in this 45 min-ish IG Live.
Watch below and lmk what you think in the comments.
I went on a wild media blitz chatting it up with QHHT clients on IG Live. Watch below as I chat it up with intuitive photographer and sound healer, Cynthia Alex. If you've seen the beautiful photos on my page, she's the visionary behind them.
I've had so much fun interviewing the amazing clients that I've worked with on Instagram Live. If you don't have IG, you can watch below.
I had the busiest week - it felt like a media blitz week
In honor of Cynthia's Alchemy show, we're doing a giveaway and it is MASSIVE!
You can win a free shoot with Cynthia or a free QHHT session with me!
Each of these offerings are valued at $555 - and there are MORE
In celebration of Alchemy, a photography exhibit in Los Angeles featuring my newest work and the incredible women who are a part of the project, I am launching an incredible #Giveaway offering!
Now through Monday 10.18.2021, give thanks to someone who has inspired or empowered you on your healing journey.
-A distance reiki session (@Christy.Marsh.Wellness)
-An intuitively designed crystal pendulum, custom-made for you (@Ocreator)
-A signed copy of The Body Positivity journal and a 3-month subscription to The Lotus Collective (@MeghanSylvester)
-A QHHT/past-life regression session or mediumship reading (@KrisellCan.Medium)
-A fine art giclée of Eclipse (@JadeWolf)
-A guest invite to a virtual or in-person sound bath (@LoveandAlchemy_)
-Co-designing a piece of furniture (Up to $500 value) (@ArielNikolle)
-And, An intuitive photography session (@_Cynthia_Alex)
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