Archive for August 2021

Episode 120 - Special Guest: Byron Ballard

This week co-hosts Tess Whitehurst and Natasha Levinger are happy to welcome Byron Ballard, teacher, folklorist, writer, and animist.  In this interview, they cover growing up wild in rural Appalachia, all children starting out as animists, becoming a Wiccan in young adulthood, founding Mother Grove Goddess Temple, endarkenment vs enlightenment, a broader definition of permaculture, acknowledged kinship to the natural world, and more.

In the usual weekly segments, Tess & Natasha cover how all feelings are neutral, grieving and pain and allowing, the fear of feeling, Tess's cat's refusal to be contained, birthday IFS work for Tess, energetic hygiene, bringing in chrysanthemums for fall, and (you guessed it) even more!

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Episode 119 - Special Guest: Luis Mojica, on Ecogrief

This week co-hosts Natasha Levinger & Tess Whitehurst are joined by somatic therapist, nutritionist and herbalist Luis Mojica of Holistic Life Navigation for a thoughtful, engaging and nuanced discussion on ecogrief.  In the this discussion they talk about viewing the earth no differently than our bodies, what if our reaction is the problem, how separation causes pain, the entitlement inherent in human supremacy, the contradiction of living in the modern world, moral judgement of natural events, obsession with survivals, the problem of hopelessness, wanting "the masses" to change.

Plus, Tess thinks we're all such interesting monkeys!

In the usual weekly segments, Natasha & Tess talk about dealing with triggers, baggage parents on kids, removing resistance from forward movement, bringing in the light, coming into harmony with what is, Virgo season (!), recognizing the wisdom of your intuition, letting the feminine take over and more!

Tess is having an online book launch for her new book, The Self-Love Superpower, hosted by East West Books.  Head over to tesswhitehurst.com to pre-order today or learn more.

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Your co-hosts Tess Whitehurst & Natasha Levinger are so happy to welcome back Nicole Piar, the intuitive and creative force also known as Ghost Kitten Art.  In this inspiring interview, they talk about inadvertently removing the joy from work, getting off the proverbial treadmill, how difficult listening to your intuition can be, divine timing, times when the next step isn't on your to-do list, the self-care inherent in structure, listening to the rhythms of your creativity, how trauma responses can feel "safe" sometimes, and more.

In the usual weekly segments, Tess & Natasha discuss being tested on multiple fronts, facing loss head on, how we apply moral value to different emotions, cutting off from emotions, starting with a new therapist, letting go and calling on help, unintended consequences of spells, color magic, whether allergies have metaphysical meaning, turning off permissions, feeling into the energy you want to present, dancing your expansion, holding on loosely and more!

This Wednesday August 18, 2021, registration opens for the next round of Natasha's Inner Child Healing Course.  Visit highestlighthealing.com to learn more.

Tess is having an online book launch for her new book, The Self-Love Superpower, hosted by East West Books.  Head over to tesswhitehurst.com to pre-order today or learn more.

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Co-hosts Natasha Levinger & Tess Whitehurst, welcome special guest Nicholas Pearson.  Nicholas is acrystal & mineral expert and author of several books including the upcoming Flower Essences from the Witches Garden: Plant Spirits in Magickal Herbalism.  In the interview, they cover his childhood formed by a pursuit of knowledge, avoiding the hardness of the world by embracing the softness, making the divine personal, the "divine androgyne", how crystals connect to the divine feminine, the crystalline content of the human body, the connection between music, crystals, flower & humans, the heart as conductor of the crystalline field, piezoelectricity as metaphor for how crystals operate, and more.

In the usual weekly segments, Natasha & Tess also discuss parents putting their own issues on their kids, giving yourself the love and acceptance you may not have gotten earlier in life, uncoupling your self-worth from external factors, the entitlement of cis het men under the patriarchy, integrating all your feelings, deeply kind self-care, signs you're on the right track, resilience, and more!

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Co-hosts, Tess Whitehurst & Natasha Levinger, are absolutely delighted to welcome Elhoim Leafar, astrologer, dowser, traditional shaman, and author of Manifestation Magic: 21 Rituals, Spells, and Amulets for Abundance, Prosperity, and Wealth.  They talk about manifesting abundance in a spiritual way, Elhoim's journey to the United States, his beginnings in Union Square in NYC, culture-based limiting beliefs, exercise for rooting out "garbage thoughts", defining wealth & abundance for yourself, remaining open to new perspectives, and more!

In the usual weekly segment, Tess & Natasha cover angel lawyers, stage fright even when you have experience, not fighting with your personality traits, the volume of your inner critic, using friends to help you see yourself, basements as a representation of your sub-conscious, dealing with overwhelm, embracing all parts of the growth process, new moon rituals, and more.

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