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  • We all have a natural connection to the world around us, whether we realize it or not. Today’s guest, Cliff Taylor, is a writer, poet and author who explores our connection to the little people. In this conversation, he shares how his work has connected him more with his heritage and spirituality, along with what it means to be a Ponca. Join Paula in this introspective and enlightening episode to learn more about Cliff and how to tap into your own divine grace. Show Highlights: How Cliff found his relationship with writing What inspired Cliff to write Memory of Souls Cliff shares what “Memory of Souls” means to him The gifts and knowledge we can access with the memory of souls Cliff shares an excerpt from “Memory of Souls”Cliff explores his upbringing in the Indian culture and how the little people guided him The innate human connection to the spirit world Letting experiences hold their rightful place What it means to be Ponca and Cliff’s experience exploring his Ponca identity Cliff shares what his ancestors did for the Ponca people What does it mean to live in your purpose How Cliff uses meditation to ground himself Links: www.cliffponca.comPaying the Land by Joe Sacco: https://www.amazon.com/Paying-Land-Joe-Sacco/dp/1627799036 (https://www.amazon.com/Paying-Land-Joe-Sacco/dp/1627799036)https://www.patreon.com/weaveyourbliss (https://www.patreon.com/weaveyourbliss) Support this podcast

  • The universe seems awfully big when you trying to find your purpose. The Indian sciences provide us with a plethora of tools to help us along the way, and the ancient ways hold truths that are waiting to be unlocked.This weeks guest, Margaret Mahan, is a Vedic astrologer and expert in Vastu. She joins Paula in this conversation about the Indian sciences, and finding your purpose. She also shares how she was introduced to the Indian sciences. Join Margaret and Paula to learn more about divination, and how we align with the planets. Show Highlights: How Margaret discovered Jyotish Indian vs. Western astrology Ways Indian astrology helps us find our pathRelationships between the planets and living in our purpose Margaret shares how astrology has improved some of her clients livesMethodical processes to help us manage karmas Taking responsibility for the doshas of our life How to take care of your energy Ways Jyotish breaks down your egoWhat role does intuition have to play in Jyotish Links: https://www.patreon.com/weaveyourbliss (https://www.patreon.com/weaveyourbliss)https://vedictools.com/ (https://vedictools.com) Support this podcast

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  • Today’s guest is the principal of Asha Deep Vidyashram School in Varanasi, India, Connie Rao. Connie shares the work that’s being done to make the school a family oriented environment and to nurture underprivileged kids. Connie also discusses how the lockdown this past year has impacted education in India and what they’re doing to recover. This episode explores the range of education in India, the importance of grace, and how Connie got to the career she has today. Join Paula Crossfield in this episode to learn more. Show Highlights: How the pandemic has impacted India What makes Asha Deep different from other schoolsConnie shares what led her to India and Asha Deep How the pandemic has been a blessing Major barriers kids and families face + how Asha Deep resolves those issues How Asha Deep is striving to make a change Ways children pay for school What is dharma + how to find it Connie shares how yoga keeps her grounded Having the willingness to ditch the list What “living in your purpose” means to Connie Connie’s morning routine + who inspires her Books Connie is currently reading Links: https://www.patreon.com/weaveyourbliss (https://www.patreon.com/weaveyourbliss)Get in touch with Connie: http://www.asha-deep.com (http://www.asha-deep.com)https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/waiting-for-snow-in-havana-carlos-m-n-eire/1102557475%253Bjsessionid=095992D727F32C62C69DE1636B19DDDF.prodny_store01-atgap04?ean=9780743245708 (Waiting for Snow in Havana Book ) Support this podcast

  • The planets allow for us to have a deeper understanding outside of the margins we’ve created for ourselves. Astrology surpasses our idea of femininity, masculinity, or self. In todays episode, Vedic astrologer Devamadhu Keefe shares his story on how astrology has impacted his life and deepened his capacity for empathy. Devamadhu explores what it’s been like to navigate being a trans man, and how exploring astrology has enhanced that journey. Join Paula and Devamadhu in this deep and compassionate conversation. Show Highlights: How Devamadhu discovered Vedic astrology Devamadhu shares how astrology has impacted his life The way planets come into play with gender The divine feminine and the divine masculineThe binary and nonbinary existence What does it mean to live in your purposeWhat it means to be a lifelong student Devamadhu's spiritual pathWhat makes opening your heart so powerfulWhat Devamadhu does to ground himself when he feels stressed or frustrated Creating a morning routine that is supportive of spiritual practiceDevamadhu’s journey of finding value in himself and others Links:Sahaya Sacred Arts: http://sahayasacredarts.com/ (http://sahayasacredarts.com)Sahaya Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sahayasacredarts/ (@sahayasacredarts) Sahaya Email: contact@sahayasacredarts.comJaya Kula: http://jayakula.org/ (http://jayakula.org)Our teacher Steven Highburger:https://vedictraditions.com/ (https://vedictraditions.com/)Jocko Willink at http://jockopodcast.com/ (http://jockopodcast.com) Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/weaveyourbliss (https://www.patreon.com/weaveyourbliss)https://jayakula.org (https://jayakula.org) Support this podcast

  • In order to navigate all of the chaos in the world, having a practice is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. In yoga, prana is more than just the basic life-force, but it’s also the original creative power. Today’s guest puts that power into motion in every aspect of her life.Today’s guest, Brenda Kwon is a yoga teacher, professor, writer, and activist in Honolulu. In this conversation, Brenda shares her journey with writing and activism, and the ways yoga and energy work have helped her navigate depression. This episode is full of wisdom on spiritual practice, dealing with mental illness, as well as ways to explore social activism without burnout. Show Highlights: Brenda’s first exposure to yoga and what guided her to it How yoga and energy work have helped Brenda’s depression journey Finding ways to have self-compassion and re-align yourself Brenda’s experience with social activism and how she practices it now Why we have to let go of expectations for results in order to make a change How Brenda teaches social activism What inspired Brenda to become a writer Brenda’s writing process What is yoga nidra and how does it help Brenda shares her experience struggling with mental illness Links: https://brendakwon.com (Brenda's Website)https://www.weaveyourbliss.com (Weave Your Bliss Website)https://amzn.to/3mm2PeM (The Lost Connections)https://www.instagram.com/brendakwon_yoga/?hl=en (Brenda on Instagram) Support this podcast

  • Where you come from is a very important element of your story. The art of telling stories is as old language itself. As you’ll learn in today’s episode, it’s often the stories that we tell ourselves that are most important to our mission.In today’s episode, Paula Crossfield shares her heritage, where she came from, who she is, and how she got to where she is today. She unravels the many seasons she’s gone through in life, from starting a nonprofit, to getting a divorce, to meeting her teachers, to finding her soul mate. She also dives into all of those things to lead us back to where she is today and shares how her story played a part. If you want to know more about what the podcast is about and why Paula started it, join her in this explorative and insightful episode. Show Highlights: Paula shares where she came from and her heritage Career paths Paula followed before Weave Your Bliss Going through difficult seasons How going to India changed Paula’s life Finding home and family no matter where you areHow Paula got involved in Jyotisha How to live in the world while maintaining a spiritual frame Paula shares how she met her soul mate and her journey of moving to a farm The purpose of “Weave Your Bliss” Links: https://www.weaveyourbliss.com (https://www.weaveyourbliss.com)https://instagram.com/weaveyourbliss (https://instagram.com/weaveyourbliss)http://www.patreon.com/weaveyourbliss (http://www.patreon.com/weaveyourbliss)http://www.civileats.com (http://www.civileats.com)https://music.apple.com/nz/album/fragments-of-a-season/1294612294 (https://music.apple.com/nz/album/fragments-of-a-season/1294612294) Support this podcast

  • Finding your practice is the most important step to finding your purpose. Today’s guest. Nina Rao, a learned traditional chanter and wildlife enthusiast, shares how finding her practice with chanting led her to her purpose. Nina discusses how she fell into her career path, the impact and importance of having a practice, and what led her to start Saving Wild Tigers. This episode is packed with wisdom and guidance. Join Paula in this exploration of the chanting practice and finding your purpose. Show Highlights: How Nina fell into chanting What happens when you’re chanting How to live each day in a “good way” Nina shares how she met her guru Nina shares a hanuman chant The experience of recognizing your mentor for the first time What it’s like to have a teacher How we learn from things and people around us How practices teach you to let go of negative feelings Integrating parenthood into your purpose Making your practice part of your home life Ways to start a practice with chanting Why we need to spend more time dissolving the sense of other What is Saving Wild Tigers and why Nina started it Rapid fire session Links: http://www.ninaraochant.com (http://www.ninaraochant.com)https://www.savingwildtigers.org/about-us (https://www.savingwildtigers.org)https://amzn.to/38TuduM (The Revenge of Gaia: Earth's Climate Crisis & the Fate of Humanity)https://amzn.to/3s1CwMB (Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver)Become a Weave Your Bliss Patron and unlock special bonuses and additional content. https://www.patreon.com/weaveyourbliss (Join here.)  Support this podcast

  • Art allows us an opportunity to be an open vessel for others in many ways. Today’s guest, Rachel Ferrera, is a practitioner, spiritual guide, coach, actress, and creative spirit. In this interview, Rachel shares how she brings her healing into her art, what it looks like to align yourself with your purpose, as well as her professional and creative journey. This episode is packed full of tangible advice on how to hold ourselves in the world and work towards our greatest becoming. Show Highlights: What inspired Rachel to become an actress How Rachel came in contact with reiki Ways energy work can alleviate anxiety Finding the energetic and emotional roots to clear blockages How do art and healing go together Why your career isn’t your purpose Helping other people and staying grounded through hardship Finding ways you’re meant to help How to look at a cause you’re passionate about and stay in your lane Recognizing the “should’s” and “supposed to’s” Stepping into your greatest becoming Rapid fire session Links: Become a Patron and unlock special bonuses and extra content. https://www.patreon.com/weaveyourbliss (Join here.) https://amzn.to/3tAgtxc (Chillpreneur: New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom and Abundance on Your Terms)https://amzn.to/3tzUvtZ (Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self)https://www.effortlesseasecoaching.com (https://www.effortlesseasecoaching.com) Support this podcast

  • The Weave Your Bliss podcast features interviews with spiritual seekers, creatives and changemakers focused on living in your purpose, navigating life's curveballs, and finding joy in the day to day. "Weave Your Bliss" is all about taking the different threads of experience - the substances, actions, ideas - that work for you and weaving a blissful life. Host Paula Crossfield takes joy in bringing you stories as well as wisdom from different spiritual traditions (including much from India) so that you can gain insight and tools to better understand yourself. Support this podcast