Episode 16: About your shadow, with Elissa

As fall arrives in the northern hemisphere, the theme we’ll be exploring this month on the podcast is Shadow. When we unconsciously reject our shadow, we cannot show up in our lives fully and authentically. There is medicine in the shadow. So in this solo episode to kick off October, I’ll share stories and reflections about my process of integrating my own shadow. In particular, I’ll share a spontaneous experience I had channeling my matrilineal grandmothers and asking them to release me from an unspoken family agreement. Plus for the very first time on this podcast (though likely not the last!), I’ll sing you a song I wrote on my harmonium. 

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Show notes:  

Here is Deepak Chopra’s Book, The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire. 

More on Tat Tvam Asi (Sanskrit phrase meaning “Thou art that”): https://www.britannica.com/topic/tat-tvam-asi.

If you too want to research your ancestors, check out ancestry.com.

And just for fun so you can picture what my ancestors looked like, here’s a picture of me playing Tzeitel in Fiddler on Roof (with my friend Chris who played my husband Motel the tailor) when I was in 9th grade!: 


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Production Credits:

Our Assistant Producer is Suzie Masser

Our Editor is Eilise Bonebright

Our Graphic Designer is Laura Sills

Our Photography is by Sophie Mathewson

Our Audio Consultant is Martin Carrillo of heardrum.org

And our theme song is “Waters of Body” by Strange Weather

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