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Turning Inward with Dr. Vivian Carrasco

This podcast explores what it means to turn inward and find the answers within you instead of seeking external approval or validation. It helps you listen to your silent voice within and let that be your guide. I’m a teacher and mentor who works with women to help them make space for what really matters and learn to Love.Being.Human. I’m your guide to learning how to embrace your life, relationships and meaning with beautiful, inspired action. We can work together through group programs, 1:1 mentoring or in my learning community, Within (U)niversity. Join the Within (U)niversity Community and connect with other mindful leaders and creatives forging their own personal path. It’s where you learn to cultivate new levels of peace within yourself and realize what’s possible for your life.
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Dec 9, 2018

Today, we will make a pilgrimage to our innermost selves by exploring our limiting beliefs and vulnerabilities. We will be sharing our personal insecurities and how to help you evaluate your internal dialogue by reversing negative thought processes. We extend the invitation and encourage you to join us in our heart-to-heart with Nancy Guerrera and Charlene Hoey, by doing some soul searching of your own. Tune into today's conversation while we delve the importance of self-love, discovering what fuels your joy, and how to cultivate your gifts to serve others. 

Show Highlights: 

  • Dealing consciously with transition and feeling into change.
  • Learning the process of building evidence. 
  • Tuning into the cycles of nature.
  • Find constancy in shift and transition. 
  • Practicing self-compassion. 
  • Exploring kindness towards others and ourselves. 
  • Devoting energy to togetherness. 
  • The distinct differences in energy behind fitting in and belonging. 
  • Being seen in your strengths and glory can be scary. 
  • Recognizing transitional spaces and becoming aware of the rules we place on ourselves. 
  • We traditionally celebrate a sense of completion because reality doesn’t. 
  • The difference between being invited to a conversation and an interview.
  • Finding fluidity in yourself. 
  • Cultivating courage to surrender to kindness and trust. 
  • Noticing when you’re out of whack or when you’re at peace. 
  • Using stillness and meditation to find courage. 
  • Recognizing if you have a lingering negative emotion. 
  • Taking heart and casting out fear. 
  • Understanding that no is a good enough reason. 
  • Reminding ourselves of our purpose and how to develop our own map. 
  • Having someone to reflect on when we can’t see our own brilliance. 

Your Invitation to The Art of Possibility Book Club:

It’s experiential, because you learn from doing. I’m all about transformation, not just more information.

*Metanoia: (n.) The journey of changing one's minds, heart, self, and way of life.

We met live for 10 sessions January through March 2018. If you’d like to listen to the entire book club you can join us in Within (U) at https://within-university.mn.co/landing or send me an email with a request for the links at vivian@viviancarrasco.com

 

Watch the original YouTube here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3mMbg1nU6k

Links: 

http://www.charhoey.com

https://www.goddessoftheroad.com

viviancarrasco.com 

Nov 25, 2018

It's easy to assume that once you know your purpose and mission in life, that there are few barriers to actually accomplishing your mission.  However there are times when, even though you know your mission, for some reason, you can't find your voice to speak the truth of your mission.

In today's episode, I talk about the time this happened to me. It was this past year and I just couldn't even verbalize why I couldn't record a podcast, but I just knew I couldn't. I pulled the plug on the podcast, and was ready to pack it in. When I told my podcast producer, Christy Haussler about this, she sent me an email that I read and re-read again and again. Eventually, I found my voice again. Learn what I did and how I dealt with myself during this difficult time.

 

Show Highlights:

  • Finding your voice happens over and over again throughout our lives - it's not a one time thing.
  • Why you have to give yourself grace and space when you can't find your voice.
  • How Christy's email helped me give myself room to flounder a bit.
  • Women in particular, are susceptible to losing their voices
  • Where to find support when you don't even understand what is going on with you.
  • Podcasting has been a tool that has given thousands of women a voice AND a platform.
  • Why patience with yourself is critical when you can't find your voice.

Links:

Christy's Website

 

Nov 11, 2018

Teresa Ott isn’t afraid of the unconventional. When you find yourself questioning “why are we doing what we are doing”? - just because it’s what's expected - it’s time re-evaluate your answers. When she and her husband started questioning why they needed to have a house at all - they began looking for some out of the box ideas. Living in an RV was supposed to be a temporary transition - but after each started second guessing whether the other would “go for it”, they finally reached the point that they were done!

Turning Inward is all about the questioning process and figuring out why you are doing what you are doing and setting your life up to reflect that answers that you want to have to those questions.

Show Highlights:

  • The transition out of the traditional life isn’t easy or quick
  • You can’t put your transition on a calendar and make it happen on schedule.
  • When you do what you are “supposed” to do, it puts you in a perpetual cycle of assimilation.
  • Tribalism wants you to fit in and wants you to be like everyone else - but it isn’t your only alternative.
  • It’s ok not to have everything all figured out. Give yourself the whitespace.
  • In order for creatives to create, you have to give yourself the space to create.
  • If we waited to speak until we had it all figured out, we’d miss so much learning from the doing part of the journey.
  • The more you learn about something, the more you realize you don’t know a fraction of what there is to still learn.
  • You have to find people to support you and believe in what you are doing, but no one else can give you the blueprint for your life.
  • Sometimes your relationships will have to shift to accommodate your transitions.

Resources:

Teresa’s Blog - wanderingporcupine.com

AFearlessVenture.com - Teresa’s Business

Oct 28, 2018

Steph Lagana - business coach and a spiritual healer. Made a significant move when she decided to leave her career and pursue spiritual healing.

There was a time in Steph’s life when her health was failing and she was in a place where she wasn’t in alignment with her spirit. She knew some changes had to take place and she had a support system of people who believed in her and came to a different conclusion about Steph than she did. They held the vision for what Steph’s life could really be - a life of service that didn’t completely suck every bit of life out of her. Learn how Steph found the courage to transform her life, and how you can do the same.

Show Highlights:

  • Your friends and your inner circle are so important in your life, so choose them wisely.
  • You can learn new things about yourself by going through difficult times.
  • Work can take so much of our lives, that we don’t have anything left over for us.
  • We don’t really wake up, many times we wake down.
  • Always serve from your overflow. Otherwise, you become resentful.
  • “What’s else is going on right now?” Use this question as a tool for self-awareness.
  • If your world is falling apart, find a world that is creating for you.
  • Your journal is a great space for you. Any place devoid of productivity is a good space.
  • Our conscious awareness is only 2% of what we can see. Our sub-conscious is 98%.
  • Don’t dismiss your own intuition.
  • Einstein time - scarcity of time is a figment and it doesn’t serve you.
  • Notice the thoughts you are repeating to yourself - do those serve you?
  • Your answers rest in that place of slowing down.

If you need a pep talk, stay tuned to the very end of this episode and be affirmed that you are going to be ok. You can’t even imagine what the future holds for you and it will all work out and be ok - if you will allow yourself the space to come into alignment with your true desires.

Resources:

Steph’s Website

Steph on Facebook 

Instagram @yoursacredcraft

Facebook Group - Your Sacred Craft

Oct 14, 2018

The foundational principle of almost all religions is love. To love ourselves and love each other seems to be at the core of what connects us to the Divine. Organized religion has historically not been tolerant of a person attempting to find their own path to Source. Today’s show is a conversation with Nancy Guerrera about the walk through the journey of determining the distinction between religion, spirituality and what’s right for each person. 

Vivian has come to appreciate mysticism for many reasons. Although Vivian doesn’t use her Catholic religion as a talking point in the show, she’s been able to find a way to allow both religion and spirituality to co-exist in a symbiotic way in her head and heart. It’s rare to have a discussion on spirituality that isn’t filled with dogma and demands, and this discussion is about giving each of us the freedom to find our own spiritual path - because we know that spirituality is a personal journey whose destination is love, but the path to love will vary from person to person.

Show Highlights:

  • The concept of metanoia - change in one's way of life resulting from penitence or spiritual conversion.
  • Metanoia is the Greek origin of Jesus’ first teachings  - changing your mind - translated into English as repent, but that isn’t what it means at all.
  • We go through a new birth 5 or 6 times in our lifetimes.
  • The tension around “am I doing something against my faith” by exploring mysticism and other spirituality practices.
  • The disconnection between the head and the heart can be a barrier to spirituality
  • There is a difference between spirituality and the religion that is practiced.
  • Looking at the differences between the historical version of religion and the cultural practice of spirituality can help ease the tension you may feel between the two.
  • There is truth in all religions across all time.
  • Being open to different types of spiritual experiences allows you to use all the tools available to you
  • There are more similarities between different religions than many would have you believe.
  • You can receive a sense of belonging from your spiritual practice.
  • Each person will have their own spiritual journey, and to try and force one set journey on everyone actually strips away the freedom that spirituality affords.
  • Looking at spirituality through child-like eyes can help you see things clearly.
  • Original sin vs. original design 
  • Sin is a lack of a holistic approach in paying attention to your own thoughts and feelings about your spiritual path.
  • People don’t relate to religion because it doesn’t naturally feels intuitive, magical or self-empowering. 
  • The shame surrounding religious traditions will rob you of the joy of your self-discovery. 
  • Mysticism is about the experiential knowledge - the drawing out from within.
  • Balance or harmony - you need to be free to find your own “song”
  • Art as a spiritual practice? Have you ever considered the gravity of elevating art to that level?

 Resources:

Visit the Within (U) Dashboard - https://withinuniversity.com/dashboard/

Watch Vivi’s YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/viviantv

Become a Patron - https://www.patreon.com/VivianCarrasco

Watch the #21 Day Living Live Experiment - https://www.facebook.com/ViviHCarrasco/videos/734922213360738/

Shop in the store - https://withinuniversity.com/shop/

Yoga with Us - https://www.viviancarrasco.com/yoga/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vivi_carrasco/

Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/vivicarrasco



Sep 16, 2018

Today on the podcast, Dr. Vivian Carrasco will tell a story called “The Parable Nietzsche”. Vivian will help you understand the transition you go through in life, by explaining the three transformations of the spirit. She will give you tips that can help you let go of what you were raised to do and allow you to do what you want to do. 

Show Highlights:

  • The Parable Nietzsche – The three transformations of the spirit  
  • The Camel – The season of obedience and following the rules.
  • The Lion- Knocking down those should.
  • The Child- Use the rules not being used by the rules
  • The overlapping of “The Three Transformations of the Spirit” with her teaching of “Love, Being Human”
  • Her experience with the art of Tokashi Murakami.
  • She saw in physical form all three conformations in his artwork.
  • The way she coped by learning about different traditions, religions, and cultures in order to help serve people.
  • Vivian will discuss the three levels of awakening.
  • She discusses the conformation that you are currently on and gives insight and guidance as you go through this process. 

Resources Mentioned in the Show

Turning Inward Podcast 

Vivian Carrasco Website 

Within University 

Linkedin

Facebook

https://www.themodern.org/contact/press/modern-art-museum-fort-worth-presents-takashi-murakami-octopus-eats-its-own-leg-june 

The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg by Takashi Murakami

Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

Visit the Within (U) Dashboard - https://withinuniversity.com/dashboard/

 

Watch Vivi’s YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/viviantv

 

Become a Patron - https://www.patreon.com/VivianCarrasco

 

Watch the #21 Day Living Live Experiment - https://www.facebook.com/ViviHCarrasco/videos/734922213360738/

 

Shop in the store - https://withinuniversity.com/shop/

 

Yoga with Us - https://www.viviancarrasco.com/yoga/

 

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vivi_carrasco/

 

Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/vivicarrasco

 

Aug 19, 2018

If you are, looking to change your mindset and tuning into what you want instead of what you do not want then you must tune into this podcast. You will experience a journey called “Moving from what I should do to what I want now” Vivian will help you transition and give you tips that can help you let go of your fears and focus on your desires.

Vivian is a mentor and teacher that helps people live their lives to the fullest. She has the gift of seeing into the heart of things in order to help clear away the things that keep you from moving forward. She consults for Fortune 50 corporations, nonprofits and other organizations such as the Army. She holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership, Masters in Human Relations and Bachelors in Psychology.

Show Highlights:

 

  • An invitation to Experience and exercise with her to help you reconnect.
  • The teaching that goes on in the University in the first class of summer school .
  • What do you really want?
  • Taking tiny steps to find out what  you really want.
  • A Significant Shift for Vivian was the change in direction. What are you moving toward?
  • Levels of Asking

 

 

Resources Mentioned in the Show

 

 

Visit the Within (U) Dashboard - https://withinuniversity.com/dashboard/

 

Watch Vivi’s YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/viviantv

 

Become a Patron - https://www.patreon.com/VivianCarrasco

 

Watch the #21 Day Living Live Experiment - https://www.facebook.com/ViviHCarrasco/videos/734922213360738/

 

Shop in the store - https://withinuniversity.com/shop/

 

Yoga with Us - https://www.viviancarrasco.com/yoga/

 

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vivi_carrasco/


Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/vivicarrasco

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