On this episode, Dawn looks into the word etymology of endurance and resilience, and interviews James Yarrow, who at different times in his life has represented both. From a too fast too soon too much Awakening that led to a stent in a state hospital, to rejecting association with a well-known and predatorial teacher, to being a support for his community in New Mexico, James gives a fun, honest, and interesting interview.
In my interview with Mike Africa Jr, we talk about grief, we reluctantly and briefly talk about Trump, we talk about the uprising, and the pressure that we need to continue to apply to the system. He says that some don't want to take action in the revolution, because they feel it has to be radical, when really, it is quite simple. We know what is Right within ourselves, and we need Unity! For information on how to support Mike Africa Jr's revolutionary work, go to mikeafricajr.com.
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Lone adult survivor, Ramona Africa of the Osage Ave bombing on may 13th, 1985 by police in West Philadelphia as well as Raymond Africa and members of the Move 9 are my guests in this episode about police brutality, returning to the righteousness of nature and not depending on the government.
On A Move everyone, Dawn
In this 5th episode of 9 dedicated to the theme of "language", Dawn names some of the names of people of color killed at the hands of police officers and calls "spiritualists" to solidarity and action.
Dawn's guest, Anssumane Silla talks about the oral traditions in West Africa, and shares about performing dance for The National Ballet. He shares a song for these times and talks about initiation through the dance circle.
The ending song, called Broken-Hearted is by an artist, named Ketsa.
Hope you enjoy!
Episode #4 of 9 episodes dedicated to the theme of 'language'.
This one takes a step back to dive into the art of listening. Dawn interviews Tricia Way, who volunteers for "Just Listening," an organization, that, along with other venues, brings the art of deep listening to prisons.
Song credit: Lobo Loco, "Remembering Love"
Part 3 of a 9 part segment on the theme 'Language', Dawn talks about how voting for or against our emotions limits the ways we can understand them, and thereby limits the ways they can help us. She interviews Pyschologist, Dr. Nicole Helverson, about the effects of trauma on the brain and why language is limited for a person working to heal from traumatic experiences.
Part 2 on the theme of "language"; Dawn asks the question, "how do we hold space for our experiences when we don't have words to express them?" And, she dives into the limitations of the english language, more on The Language of Emotions(by Karla McLaren) and unpacks some of the contracts we unknowingly sign about how we should behave emotionally. Flute track at the end by Brian "Yam" Dwyer, of the band, "Earth Practice".
Part 1 of a 9 part series, dedicated to language. Talking is not our first language. In fact, humans existed for thousands of years before language, as we know it, was formed. Dawn shares a bit more from The Language of Emotions, by Karla McLaren, and the beautiful music of Senegalese Kora player, Youssoupha Sidibe, whose music is deeply infused with a longing for the full realization of divine love.
This is the last of 3 episodes, dedicated to the theme of awakening.
Dawn begins to take on the language of emotions' work by Karla McLaren and talks about showing up for ourselves with Kate Brenton, teacher, Lomi Lomi practitioner and creator of "Sit in Your Center," a program for women.
A story from Women Who Run with The Wolves sets the tone for this episode, dedicated to darkness in all forms and how to navigate through. Dawn's guest, Jess Radovich is a counselor, teacher, and dedicated seeker for more than a decade, knows first hand that finding oneself in darkness does not always mean awakening on the other side, and though we have to go it alone, we can't do it by ourselves.
Episode 2 of the theme: Awakening
On this first of 3 episodes dedicated to awakening, Dawn talks about what spiritual awakening can be, shares the yogic story of "Two Thieves", and interviews Victor Pinckney, who uses his dreams to inform his life and resists the temptation to be "hard".
Episode 1 of the theme: Awakening
These times may have us processing difficult memories and finding the hallelujah moments. Dawn's guest is Angelo John, former body builder turned yoga practitioner, turned Kirtan artist, turned yoga teacher, after pilgrimage to the feet of the Himalayas
In this episode, Dawn explains what she meant in other episodes, tells the story of an abandoned dog, and talks to a woman very close to her who made the pilgrimage a very long time ago. Her guest Janet Walker, is her aunt and the song at the end is by an band called The Psalters.
The word "god" needs some unpacking. And, do we think that god will save us during quarantine? Dawn's guest this week is her husband, Eric Smelser, who has worked at a homeless agency for 18 years, is the lead singer for a Rage Against the Machine tribute band, and is a knife maker. Check it out.
Did you know that a giant squids penis is about a yard long? This episode talks squid facts from a mysterious source, Mary Oliver poems, and reflections on death and the value of life with Special guest Yin, aka Danielle Dwyer, of the band "Earth Practice"
In this episode Dawn shares literally the dumbest joke on the planet, talks about the Monkey Mind, and teaches the first 4 Yoga Sutras. Her guest, Sahr Abu, talks about growing up in Sierra Leone and the ridiculousness of money.
In this 2nd episode, Dawn offers more bad jokes, talks about "Separateness" in Yoga philosophy, shares poetry from prison walls, and talks with Yam, aka Brian Dwyer from the documentary Waldo on Weed, about the concept of "Freedom".
In this first episode, Dawn uses the yoga sutras and Rumi's poetry to shine a light on the root cause of suffering....ignorance. She peppers in some silly jokes and even has a guest(by phone), Marlee Moses, who shares some song healing and meditation