RW 22 – Taking the Head Off the Defense Mechanisms that Hold Us Back: A Dance with Kali

Defense mechanisms block us from opening up to our fullest potential and our deepest truths.  In this episode we explore Kali energy and we open to her sword of truth, a sword that can help us see past these mechanisms that often block our intuition, deny the our wild woman nature and stunt our growth.

It’s a powerful episode (how can it not be when we open to Kali?) 🙂 It’s also a great ‘know thyself’ episode.  Our hope is that it takes you deeper into your truth and unlocks even more of the brilliant wild woman that you are!

A few things we dive into:

  • 5 Different defense mechanisms and how to identify them within yourself
  • 3 practices for getting past defense mechanisms
  • Opening to Kali and her gifts in order to ‘cut the head off’ personal defense mechanisms

If you’re looking to dive deep into the practices and energies we explore have a look at our online workshops and retreats on our online programs page.

Defense Mechanisms & Deeper Truths – In this episode:

2.10 – What inspired this episode – a personal story
3.00 – Kali’s sword of truth and its gift to us
7.00 – The nature of expansion / contraction
8.25 – The pain that comes with seeing the truth of the truth of the truth
8.30 – Intuition and how we block it
9.30 – Defense mechanism definition
12.07 – Kali not allowing us to B.S. ourselves
12.34 – 5 different types of defense mechanisms
14.22 – Defense mechanism #1 – Rationalising or story telling
15.37 – Defense mechanism #2 – Creating confusion or haze around yourself
16.50 – Defense mechanism #3 – Projecting
17.50 – Why we use these protection mechanisms
19.00 – Soul contracts – people showing you things within self that NOBODY else can
20.27 – Defense mechanism #4 – Escapism or jumping into the upper chakras
22.00 – How to go in and release your deepest rubble
23.50 – Kali taking the head off your defense mechanisms and the love behind it
25.25 – Defense mechanism #5 – Distractions and filling one’s time, one’s belly, one’s mind
26.00 – De-rubbling and how it changes your life
26.40 – 3 practices to get past defense mechanisms
27.30 – Story of Kali’s sword cutting away the defense mechanisms
30.30 – Partner practice to help you get to your deepest truth
31.20 – Friends who can (and will) truth bomb you
32.00 – How to gift a friend with Kali’s sword of truth
33.00 – One final practice to help you get to your deepest truth

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