Episode 80 ~ with Naomi Irons and Raina McDonald
It is unlikely to find a more provocative topic than that of family systems. Long held as the Sacred Cow of cultures around the world, explorations of these deeply personal and intimate interconnections are taboo in most environments Too often, attempts to pull back these curtains of silence and secrecy result in banishment or worse, particularly if the authority figures in these systems are too closely scrutinized. In today’s conversation, we take those first steps into a very different way of considering these systems: being awake, present and in complete recognition that my life is my responsibility; and the only one who can make the choices that will change my reality, is me.
Naomi Irons– WEL-Systems Institute Affiliate and Certified CODE Model Coach™ – is a compelling voice for the power of reclamation of Self. Mother, daughter, sister and spouse, she knows well the intricacies of the interconnectivity of family; and knows even better what it takes to make a difference. And not just a cursory, superficial difference but one that can redirect the future by transforming the practices that keep it all in check.
In her own words: “After confusion pressed the edges of my existing frameworks, my attention moved out beyond where I have gone and I have allowed myself to relax into a much larger intention (like an outer circle around an inner one) where Self-Evolution for it’s own sake and Evolution of Human Consciousness go hand in hand and in their merging one sources the other…and where one can no longer exist without the other.”
Raina McDonald – ACES 2013 Participant – is an artist, yoga instructor, mother, wife, sister and daughter. Her passions interweave as she creates unique experiences of awakening through art, yoga & conversation
In her own words: “How often I have used structure (of mySelf and my life) to appear in control so as to seek validation from others. When I allow this external referencing to fall away and I choose to stand, internally referenced, on the right side of that dotted line, I am the only one that can validate ME. I can soften my grip on structure and control and honour the truth of my experience, moment to moment. Oh so liberating!”
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