Consciousness Conversations

Stephanie Kirby

On this podcast we'll discuss trauma, how it affects the psyche and the body, what is the Shadow self and what is Shadow Work. I will also host guests to discuss these topics even further and to gain new perspectives. Welcome to Consciousness Conversations!

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Episode 4: My Story Part 4
16-05-2023
Episode 4: My Story Part 4
Trigger Warnings Self-harm, Drug + Alcohol abuse, Assault, Overdose Hello and welcome! My name is Stephanie and I want to share my story with you.But first I want to explain why I want to tell my story. This is not to get sympathy from anyone. This is not for me to just dump all my trauma out there on the internet. This is not for me to promote or endorse any of this behavior or anything that happened to me.This is not to excuse anything that has happened to me, or what was done to me by others. This is purely being shared from a place of experience, strength, and hope. This is to show you what is possible for a human being to experience and endure and overcome, and then to become something that is so far beyond what I once was. This is for you to see sort of a glimpse at what I had to experience in my life so that I could be here now with all of this knowledge, with my power fully embodied. All the things that I had to survive, all these initiations that I had to go through along the way to become the woman I am today.I am not saying that trauma is a good thing, but some of us have certain initiations in this life to become a healer to become what other civil civilizations would've called a shaman. I am not calling myself a shaman, but a shaman has to learn how to heal themself first, right?So all of these things that I'm about to talk about and share with you are from a place of me truly owning it. Truly owning the choices that I made. Also from a place of healing my voice, healing my throat chakra, and telling the truth about what has happened to me and my past, and not having any shame around any of it. Because I truly am in a place now where I know that every single thing I ever went through had a bigger purpose and a bigger lesson involved. I have done so much work on myself to understand that all of these things were lessons, all of them were initiations. All of my trials and tribulations were ways for me to know, love, and accept myself on a deeper level. So I do not hold any energetic attachment to any of these things that I'm about to share with you, and that was the biggest thing that allowed me to keep going was I never made it my identity.I mean, I, I did struggle with addiction and that was my identity for a while, but all of these other things that you're gonna hear me talk about, I never, I never labeled myself. I never owned it as an identity, and that allowed me to just press on and keep going. Also, I always knew on some level that everything that I was going through was for a greater purpose.And now I know that that was my higher self helping me through all these times in my life. But, I never made it my identity and I never, I never let anything hold me down for very long. I always found my way through or found my way over or under, I always found a way through it. So I just wanna make that really clear.This is not me telling you all of this from a wounded place, this is me sharing my story with you because I have overcome so much in my life and I know that the greater purpose was for me to eventually share this story and for many people to find a link to me or a common ground with me in order to get into my work and heal themselves.Sometimes we can't do that until we know someone's story until we know someone's background until we can look at everything that they've gone through and see that it got better. So enjoy. I mean, I don't know how enjoyable it is,  but it is shocking, riveting, and not boring, that's for sure.So here we go.
Episode 3: My Story Part 3
16-02-2023
Episode 3: My Story Part 3
Trigger Warnings Self-harm, Drug + Alcohol abuse, Assault, Overdose.Hello and welcome! My name is Stephanie and I want to share my story with you.But first I want to explain why I want to tell my story. This is not to get sympathy from anyone. This is not for me to just dump all my trauma out there on the internet. This is not for me to promote or endorse any of this behavior or anything that happened to me.This is not to excuse anything that has happened to me, or what was done to me by others. This is purely being shared from a place of experience, strength, and hope. This is to show you what is possible for a human being to experience and endure and overcome, and then to become something that is so far beyond what I once was. This is for you to see sort of a glimpse at what I had to experience in my life so that I could be here now with all of this knowledge, with my power fully embodied. All the things that I had to survive, all these initiations that I had to go through along the way to become the woman I am today.I am not saying that trauma is a good thing, but some of us have certain initiations in this life to become a healer to become what other civil civilizations would've called a shaman. I am not calling myself a shaman, but a shaman has to learn how to heal themself first, right?So all of these things that I'm about to talk about and share with you are from a place of me truly owning it. Truly owning the choices that I made. Also from a place of healing my voice, healing my throat chakra, and telling the truth about what has happened to me and my past, and not having any shame around any of it. Because I truly am in a place now where I know that every single thing I ever went through had a bigger purpose and a bigger lesson involved. I have done so much work on myself to understand that all of these things were lessons, all of them were initiations. All of my trials and tribulations were ways for me to know, love, and accept myself on a deeper level. So I do not hold any energetic attachment to any of these things that I'm about to share with you, and that was the biggest thing that allowed me to keep going was I never made it my identity.I mean, I, I did struggle with addiction and that was my identity for a while, but all of these other things that you're gonna hear me talk about, I never, I never labeled myself. I never owned it as an identity, and that allowed me to just press on and keep going. Also, I always knew on some level that everything that I was going through was for a greater purpose.And now I know that that was my higher self helping me through all these times in my life. But, I never made it my identity and I never, I never let anything hold me down for very long. I always found my way through or found my way over or under, I always found a way through it. So I just wanna make that really clear.This is not me telling you all of this from a wounded place, this is me sharing my story with you because I have overcome so much in my life and I know that the greater purpose was for me to eventually share this story and for many people to find a link to me or a common ground with me in order to get into my work and heal themselves.Sometimes we can't do that until we know someone's story until we know someone's background until we can look at everything that they've gone through and see that it got better. So enjoy. I mean, I don't know how enjoyable it is,  but it is shocking, riveting, and not boring, that's for sure.So here we go.
Episode 2: My Story Part 2
25-01-2023
Episode 2: My Story Part 2
Trigger Warnings Self-harm, Drug + Alcohol abuse, Assault Hello and welcome! My name is Stephanie and I want to share my story with you.But first I want to explain why I want to tell my story. This is not to get sympathy from anyone. This is not for me to just dump all my trauma out there on the internet. This is not for me to promote or endorse any of this behavior or anything that happened to me.This is not to excuse anything that has happened to me, or what was done to me by others. This is purely being shared from a place of experience, strength, and hope. This is to show you what is possible for a human being to experience and endure and overcome, and then to become something that is so far beyond what I once was. This is for you to see sort of a glimpse at what I had to experience in my life so that I could be here now with all of this knowledge, with my power fully embodied. All the things that I had to survive, all these initiations that I had to go through along the way to become the woman I am today.I am not saying that trauma is a good thing, but some of us have certain initiations in this life to become a healer to become what other civil civilizations would've called a shaman. I am not calling myself a shaman, but a shaman has to learn how to heal themself first, right?So all of these things that I'm about to talk about and share with you are from a place of me truly owning it. Truly owning the choices that I made. Also from a place of healing my voice, healing my throat chakra, and telling the truth about what has happened to me and my past, and not having any shame around any of it. Because I truly am in a place now where I know that every single thing I ever went through had a bigger purpose and a bigger lesson involved. I have done so much work on myself to understand that all of these things were lessons, all of them were initiations. All of my trials and tribulations were ways for me to know, love, and accept myself on a deeper level. So I do not hold any energetic attachment to any of these things that I'm about to share with you, and that was the biggest thing that allowed me to keep going was I never made it my identity.I mean, I, I did struggle with addiction and that was my identity for a while, but all of these other things that you're gonna hear me talk about, I never, I never labeled myself. I never owned it as an identity, and that allowed me to just press on and keep going. Also, I always knew on some level that everything that I was going through was for a greater purpose.And now I know that that was my higher self helping me through all these times in my life. But, I never made it my identity and I never, I never let anything hold me down for very long. I always found my way through or found my way over or under, I always found a way through it. So I just wanna make that really clear.This is not me telling you all of this from a wounded place, this is me sharing my story with you because I have overcome so much in my life and I know that the greater purpose was for me to eventually share this story and for many people to find a link to me or a common ground with me in order to get into my work and heal themselves.Sometimes we can't do that until we know someone's story until we know someone's background until we can look at everything that they've gone through and see that it got better. So enjoy. I mean, I don't know how enjoyable it is,  but it is shocking, riveting, and not boring, that's for sure.So here we go.
Episode 1: My Story Part 1
17-01-2023
Episode 1: My Story Part 1
Trigger Warnings Self-harm, Drug + Alcohol abuse, AssaultWelcome to consciousness conversations. My name is Stephanie. We're going to discuss all different kinds of topics related to raising our level of consciousness. This is in order to embody our highest self. Sit back, relax and enjoy today's episode. I want to explain why I want to tell my story. This is not to get sympathy from anyone. This is not for me to just dump all my trauma out there on the internet. This is not for me to promote or endorse any of this behavior or anything that happened to me.This is not to excuse anything that has happened to me, or what was done to me by others. This is purely being shared from a place of experience, strength, and hope. This is to show you what is possible for a human being to experience and endure and overcome, and then to become something that is so far beyond what I once was. This is for you to see sort of a glimpse at what I had to experience in my life so that I could be here now with all of this knowledge, with my power fully embodied. All the things that I had to survive, all these initiations that I had to go through along the way to become the woman I am today.I am not saying that trauma is a good thing, but some of us have certain initiations in this life to become a healer to become what other civil civilizations would've called a shaman. I am not calling myself a shaman, but a shaman has to learn how to heal themself first, right?So all of these things that I'm about to talk about and share with you are from a place of me truly owning it. Truly owning the choices that I made. Also from a place of healing my voice, healing my throat chakra, and telling the truth about what has happened to me and my past, and not having any shame around any of it. Because I truly am in a place now where I know that every single thing I ever went through had a bigger purpose and a bigger lesson involved. I have done so much work on myself to understand that all of these things were lessons, all of them were initiations. All of my trials and tribulations were ways for me to know, love, and accept myself on a deeper level. So I do not hold any energetic attachment to any of these things that I'm about to share with you, and that was the biggest thing that allowed me to keep going was I never made it my identity.I mean, I, I did struggle with addiction and that was my identity for a while, but all of these other things that you're gonna hear me talk about, I never, I never labeled myself. I never owned it as an identity, and that allowed me to just press on and keep going. Also, I always knew on some level that everything that I was going through was for a greater purpose.And now I know that that was my higher self helping me through all these times in my life. But, I never made it my identity and I never, I never let anything hold me down for very long. I always found my way through or found my way over or under, I always found a way through it. So I just wanna make that really clear.This is not me telling you all of this from a wounded place, this is me sharing my story with you because I have overcome so much in my life and I know that the greater purpose was for me to eventually share this story and for many people to find a link to me or a common ground with me in order to get into my work and heal themselves.Sometimes we can't do that until we know someone's story until we know someone's background until we can look at everything that they've gone through and see that it got better. So enjoy. I mean, I don't know how enjoyable it is,  but it is shocking, riveting, and not boring, that's for sure.So here we go.
Episode 3: Episode 3 How we Project our Shadow Self onto Others
16-01-2021
Episode 3: Episode 3 How we Project our Shadow Self onto Others
Have you ever wondered how we project our shadow self onto others to avoid pain and accountability? I’ll explain it all in this Episode! Please remember to review this podcast and subscribe to hear new episodes if you enjoy this content! Ok let’s dive right into todays topic: How do we project our shadow self onto others? Make sure to listen to Episode 1 - What is the Shadow Self in Psychology so you understand what the shadow is before diving into projection.Jung explains:“When one tries desperately to be good and wonderful and perfect, then all the more the shadow develops a definite will to be black and evil and destructive. People cannot see that; they are always striving to be marvelous, and then they discover that terrible destructive things happen which they cannot understand, and they either deny that such facts have anything to do with them, or if they admit them, they take them for natural afflictions, or they try to minimize them and to shift the responsibility elsewhere. The fact is that if one tries beyond one’s capacity to be perfect, the shadow descends into hell and becomes the devil.” (Carl Jung, Visions: Notes of the Seminar Given in 1930–1934)Make sure to listen to the whole episode for a full explanation of how we project our shadow self onto others, and don’t forget to check out my online Shadow Work course linked in the description for a complete guide on how to do shadow work and become the master of yourself! If you enjoyed this episode please Share this it with a friend! Maybe someone who is curious about shadow work! See you all in the next episode! - Check out my Essential Guide to Shadow Work Course -https://altaredstatesofconsciousness.thinkific.com/courses/essentialguidetoshadowwork_________________________________________________________- Follow Stephanie on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/altaredstatesofconsciousness/https://www.instagram.com/radiantbodyskincare/_________________________________________________________- Sign up for my Email List -http://eepurl.com/giZodD- Book a Shadow Work Session With Me -https://calendly.com/altaredstatesofconsciousness/shadow-work-session- My Shadow Work Course -https://altaredstatesofconsciousness.thinkific.com/courses/essentialguidetoshadowwork- Follow me on Twitter -https://twitter.com/intent/follow?screen_name=altaredstatess
Episode 2: Episode 2 Shadow Work Journal Prompts for Beginners
02-01-2021
Episode 2: Episode 2 Shadow Work Journal Prompts for Beginners
Have you ever wondered about Shadow Work and how to actually do it? In this podcast I'll explain what Shadow Work is and I'll give you some Shadow Work journal prompts for beginners. Make sure to check out my last podcast if you haven't yet, where I explain the Shadow Self more thoroughly, because in this episode I'll give just a brief overview before we get into our topic of Shadow Work and how to start practicing right now with a few journal prompts that will introduce you to your Shadow Self. If you enjoyed this podcast please make sure to hit that subscribe button because I'll be showing you more Shadow Work exercises in the future, and please leave me a review because it helps me learn about what you would like to hear more of.If this topic has peaked your interest or if you need assistance in integrating some of what has come up for you in this session check out my online course The Essential Guide to Shadow Work, where you will have access to a wide array of tools, practices, self care suggestions, and meditations to assist you in your journey through the Shadow portion of your psyche.* * *- Check out my Essential Guide to Shadow Work Course -https://altaredstatesofconsciousness.thinkific.com/courses/essentialguidetoshadowwork* * *- Follow Stephanie on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/altaredstatesofconsciousness/https://www.instagram.com/radiantbodyskincare/* * *- Sign up for my Email List -http://eepurl.com/giZodD- Book a Shadow Work Session -https://calendly.com/altaredstatesofconsciousness/shadow-work-session- My Shadow Work Course -https://altaredstatesofconsciousness.thinkific.com/courses/essentialguidetoshadowwork- Subscribe to my YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/AltaredStatesofConsciousness- Follow me on Twitter -https://twitter.com/intent/follow?screen_name=altaredstatess