EP 191. Raj Jana Befriending The Inner Critic. A Tale Of Self-Leadership

Your inner critic is actually meant to serve your brain. It’s not meant to hurt you.

The month of July was hectic, heartbreaking, and healing for me. An incredible friend of mine passed from stage 4 cancer, and yet again, end of life taught me some potent lessons, which I share in this episode.

Looking back, it’s clear to me that this month’s events have allowed me to become deeply intimate with the critical, judgy voice in my head. The voice that scolds me for not being enough, not doing enough, or the “fact that I should have known better.” (how many of you are familiar with that one?!)

Thanks to these experiences, I was able to gather some deep insights into the role that my inner critic plays in helping me experience the life I desire.

I don’t believe that the negative voices in our minds are here to stop us from being happy. And when we can find the compassion in our hearts to hold space for the voice of our inner critics to evolve, we create more holistic internal operating systems that serve our highest and best good while empowering a culture of ease and grace.

As usual, my dear friend Georgina El Morshdy is here to hold space, provide reflections, and help us navigate this important conversation about self-leadership and learning how to heal the judgy voice of your inner critic.

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

  1. What it means to be a leader.
  2. Why we have an inner critic and how it keeps us safe.
  3. Tristin’s passing, the commissioned painting, and what it taught me about self-trust.
  4. Where the voice of judgement originates [and how to spot it in your external world].
  5. Judging the ‘Tornado in a t-shirt’.
  6. How the inner critic protects you.
  7. And more…

I hope you find this month’s reflection episode illuminating and thoughtful as you learn to love yourself in deeper and more magical ways. This is the beautiful work that will change your life. If you enjoy this episode, please rate and review the show.You can also DM me on Instagram. I read every message personally.

EP. 187 Raj Jana The Ripple Effect Of Your Personal Healing Journey

When your power is attached to feelings you can create inside of you, there’s absolutely nothing that keeps you caged.

As I bring you my June reflection, we’re now officially halfway through 2021. This episode is especially powerful for me because I’m noticing how my reflection process is deepening and evolving as I dig in more. As a result, my personal growth is accelerating, and my insights are helping me to step into new possibilities for myself and my life.

My reflection process is one of my favorite personal development tools.

It’s a catalyst for spiritual growth, it deepens my connection with myself, and it’s taking me to new levels of self-awareness and personal responsibility.

I hope that by sharing the way I navigate my reflection [as well as some core takeaways from June], you can extract some ideas to expand your personal practice.

I’m grateful and excited to share this month’s reflection because I feel like I’m getting to a place where I’m working on the thing beneath the thing! As a result, my insights are deepening.

If you’ve listened to any of my previous monthly reflections, you’ll know that Georgina El Morshdy is here to help us navigate this conversation.

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

  1. How my reflection process has evolved and deepened with time.
  2. What it means to be the weather instead of the thermostat.
  3. Specific ways that my way of being is evolving.
  4. How to access desired emotions without the external trigger.
  5. Learning that the universe has my back.
  6. The power of family board meetings and ‘keeping the glass clean’.
  7. How I process challenging emotions to avoid conflict.
  8. And more…

When I look for the thread that wove itself through June, I can see that this month has been about cultivating trust. Trust in me and trust in the way that the universe is holding me as my life continues to unfold. There’s so much intentional growth to be created when you look for it.

What did the month of June hold for you?

EP. 183 Raj Jana Cultivating The Courage To Rise In Love

To me, the courage to rise in love is the idea of facing everything in front of us with the lens of love.

It’s that time again! The episode where I take you through my monthly reflection and all my learnings from May 2021.

This is my fifth reflection this year and I’m seeing such a huge benefit from this deep-dive process. When you get intentional about your life and pay attention to what’s actually happening, you unlock the gifts, lessons, and experiences of the moment. For me, this level of self-reflection is an accelerator that leverages hindsight as a personal and spiritual growth tool.

Reflection helps you get the lessons faster, so you can bend time and condense your life.

It’s one of the ways I’m able to have my cake and eat it too.

May has been a growth-fuelled, wildly fulfilling month most notably marked by the end of my 20s. This milestone inspired me to purge things that aren’t originating from an internal source or my heart, creating space to rise in something new.

If you’ve listened to any of my previous monthly reflections, you’ll know that Georgina El Morshdy is here to help us navigate this conversation.

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

Key takeaways:

  1. How it felt to write a eulogy for my 20s.
  2. Leaving Austin and marking the end of a chapter.
  3. Making the shift from being an inspiration to living an inspired life.
  4. How to purge things that no longer serve you from your life.
  5. What it means to shatter the idea of you [and how this creates opportunities for growth].
  6. How to know when you’re rising in love.
  7. Trust, synchronicities, and faith in the universe.
  8. What is time and how can you bend it in your favor.
  9. My definition of faith and how to cultivate it.
  10. What you find when you strip away what isn’t yours.
  11. And more…

As well as finding something for yourself in this episode, I hope my monthly reflections inspire you to look back over your own life so you can extract the lessons that life is teaching you.

EP. 179 Raj Jana How Life Unfolds When You Believe Everything Happens FOR You

When you can trust in the unfolding, you know that every hardship you’re experiencing is only a hardship because it hasn’t fully blossomed into the blessing yet.
I’m super excited to release this latest reflection episode. April 2021 held a lot of teachings and because it was also the last month of my 20s, this reflection holds an extra special meaning.

This month, I’ve been learning to cultivate faith.

Sometimes, life doesn’t unfold in the way you imagine. Sometimes, projects and plans can take longer to come to fruition than you would have liked – and that can create inner friction! But when you believe that everything is happening FOR you, delays create an opening to explore uncomfortable emotions and experiences.

In the process, you grow and evolve at lightning speed!

I’m super grateful for this month. April has given me the circumstances that have allowed me to experience who I am at a deeper level – and as always, I’m sharing all the juicy details with you in this week’s episode.

If you’ve listened to any of my previous monthly reflections, you’ll know that Georgina El Morshdy is here to help us navigate this conversation.

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

  1. The important difference between the paths of evolution and achievement. 
  2. Differentiating between the idea of you and the real you. 
  3. Faith and the gift of believing everything happens FOR you. 
  4. Recognizing that painful moments often deepen relationships and cultivate intimacy.
  5. Cultivating the courage to ask for help from those you would normally support. 
  6. What it means to ‘keep the glass clean’.
  7. And more…

The universe asked me to step up in so many ways this month.

But in hindsight, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Allowing myself to see who I am at a deeper level, is an experience I’m always grateful for.

It’s my hope that by discovering my recent experiences and listening to this conversation, you’ll have more trust in the lessons life wants to teach you – however they choose to show up.

Check it out.

EP. 174 Raj Jana Overcoming The Fear Of Being Seen For ALL That You Are

The more you can allow yourself to be seen, the more you heal.

For me, reflection is a practice that sparks accelerated growth. I’ve always got a journal near me because I know the value of capturing insights and deep-dives when they show up. Moving through life with this level of awareness helps me bend time around my learnings and lesson. It’s one of the reasons I can move fast, but with a level of depth that keeps me grounded.

These monthly reflection episodes are quickly becoming some of my favorite to record.

There’s power in riffing off some great questions and weaving out the narrative of my month. I benefit from this practice because it crystalizes my growth. It’s my intention that you get some benefit too by seeing behind the curtain on my life this March.

As usual, Georgina El Morshdy is here to interview me. Together, we always stir up some magic!

Georgina is great at holding space and guiding my thoughts down a path that ensure I reveal even more than I captured in my journal beforehand! This episode was no exception. There are some gold insights in this conversation and I’m so excited for you to tune in and extract some inspiration for your own journey.

Here’s a flavor of what we discuss:

  1. Escaping the cage of emotional blockages.
  2. Using anxiety as a north star for emotional release and deep healing.
  3. The story behind my badass turquoise crystal necklace.
  4. The logical reason why purpose would be a form of pleasure.
  5. The unexpected role nature can play in your healing journey.
  6. What becomes possible when you calibrate to truth.
  7. What happens inside a sweat lodge.
  8. Permission to be messy and how this infuses freedom into your life.
  9. Allowing requests for support to become your superpower.
  10. And more!

As Q1 comes to an end, I’m so grateful for my journey, all the experiences that have shaped me, and all the incredible people who hold space for me to continue on this path.

I’ve realized that no one needs to walk this healing path alone. You’ll find confidence and courage inside of community. It’s my hope that by sharing my inner journey, you’ll see a bit of yourself in me, and realize you’re not alone.

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Raj Jana

EP. 170 Raj Jana Who You Are Being Is More Important Than What You Are Doing

True self-love is giving yourself the permission to look messy.

It’s that time again! The episode where I pull back the curtain on my previous month to reveal a behind-the-scenes perspective of what it takes to walk the extraordinary path through life.

Through these episodes, I’m committed to sharing my journey as authentically as I can. Working on yourself is one of the most potent things that anyone interested in living a more vibrant, exciting, fulfilling life should do. The more I dig in, the more I’ve been able to grow and experience more.

But it’s not always easy – and that’s what I want you to take away from these episodes. I want you to see the deep work that goes on behind the scenes.

I want to show you how every single thing is happening so that you can step into higher levels of power for yourself. Our human journey – the trials and tribulations, the successes and the failures… everything is here to help us get to that place of absolute power and truth.

This is why in these episodes, I hold nothing back… because there’s a chance that something I share may help inspire your next step.

And to help us go deep, once again, I have my Message Muse – Georgina El Morshdy – here to pull out all the juicy details! So get ready for a deep-dive conversation where we get under the skin of my most significant discoveries and learnings from February 2021.

Tune in now to hear us explore:

  1. Why sharing your life lessons helps you consolidate your learnings.
  2. Tips for making your greatest impact.
  3. What it takes to be willing to navigate emotional lows.
  4. The healing power of separating the story from the feeling.
  5. What it takes to choose to believe that life can be easy.
  6. Understanding the duality of self-love.
  7. Why the greatest gift you can give to the world is to be free.
  8. My hindsight word for the month.
  9. What kept me grounded in February 2021.
  10. And more!

I hope these reflections inspire you to be brave. To choose yourself and permit yourself to be messy and to see yourself fully.  And if something in this episode spoke to you, please reach out and let me know. I always love hearing from people who listen to the show.

“When you subscribe to the Stay Grounded Podcast, you help new people discover the show. And it means the podcast will automatically show up in your app of choice every time a new episode is released on Mondays”

Raj Jana