From Sounds True’s podcast “Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon and Rev. angel take a deep look at how society shapes our sense of belonging—and how we can all take back the power to belong for ourselves.
They also discuss:
- Why embodied belonging transcends that which our entire sense of self and reality is based upon—be it class, race, gender, religion, family, or other factors
- The body as our arbiter of truth and key to understanding our emotional well-being
- A calming “point meditation” that centers our awareness on the core, a part of the body that holds immense physical and spiritual power
- Why people from marginalized communities in particular can benefit from this practice to cultivate belonging they may otherwise be deprived of
- “Basic OK-ness”—a term Rev. angel uses to describe our ability to return to ourselves with a feeling of “I am OK, this is OK” amid whatever is happening around or within us
- The challenges Rev. angel faced within the Zen lineage, and how she ultimately chose to be true to herself and leave the priestly path
- Forgiveness as a form of ritualizing permission to move on, with or without the participation of others
- Rev. angel’s definition of true community: when we don’t have to leave any part of ourselves behind in order to feel at ease in the presence of others
Rev. angels’ new audio program, Belonging: From Fear to Freedom on the Path to True Community, published by Sounds True is out now!
Find out how to get your copy of Practices for Belonging workshop PLUS all exclusive bonuses on Sept. 26th essentially for FREE.