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Episode 204


Learning To Love And Forgive Your Shadow

The reason I’m willing to go into the deepest aspects of myself is because my soul, my heart is really craving safety.

This episode of Stay Grounded is my reflection for the month of October. Looking back, this month was themed in two core halves. During the first two weeks, I found myself exploring ways to elevate my communication skills. After some triggers in my interpersonal relationships, it became clear that some of my learned communication patterns were ineffective and disempowering. I know communication is a challenge for a lot of us. After all, we often learn shitty communication from shitty communicators! 

In this episode, I hope to share with you some insights and discoveries I made this month that could empower you too. 

Another huge theme was learning how to feel psychologically safe. The more I explore my own healing journey, the more I uncover deep, core wounds. Learning how to be OK with my imperfections and flaws was another big theme this month – and one I talk about in detail in this episode. 

As usual, my dear friend Georgina El Morshdy is here to hold space and guide us as we navigate this conversation about authenticity, expressing your needs, and having the courage to be imperfectly you. 

Here are some of the key takeaways you’ll hear us discuss: 

  1. The power of cultivating self-awareness at this point in our history.
  2. The role interpersonal relationships play in creating safety in your body. 
  3. What it means to create psychological safety. 
  4. Communication as a gateway to having your needs met. 
  5. Deepening into my Human Design and learning how to be a Projector. 
  6. The danger of mind reading and asking for words of affirmation. 
  7. Allowing myself to be messy and imperfect. 
  8. Exploring why we’re so afraid to feel. 
  9. Creating space between our feelings and our reactions. 
  10. And more…

The monthly reflection episodes are a key part of my monthly routines and rituals. The more I’m able to use hindsight as a tool for amplified self-awareness, the more I’m able to release the things that aren’t mine – and reclaim the parts that are. 

It’s my hope that my reflection inspires you to deepen into your own.