Sexy Sacred Space Podcast

Sexy Sacred Space Podcast

By C.J. Thomas

Welcome to the Sexy Sacred Space podcast, I’m your host, C.J. Thomas, and I interview radical human beings with innovative views on what it means to be sexy, sacred, and balanced both externally and within themselves.

We talk about everything from disrupting the status quo to powerful esoteric self-care practices, embracing social change and more!

This show was created to help redefine what you know to be sexy, sacred, and true.

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16: How to Connect to your Internal and External Cycles.
Welcome to the Sexy Sacred Balance Series! This series is going to kick off the count down to my free 5 Days to Sexy Sacred Balance online course! This is the 4th episode in the series! In today’s episode, we talk about how we are all cyclical beings. I teach you a little about the cycles that are constantly going on inside of you as well as in the natural world and how you can find you balance in the midst of it all. In this episode we touch on: How your energy changes based on your internal cycles. How the seasons affect your energy and creative process. The importance of honoring where you are on your self-care journey. How to move through the moments in life when it feels like you’ll never get unstuck. Click the link below to sign up and save your space in the free course starting April 6, 2020! Links mentioned in the show: Sign up for the 5 Days to Sexy Sacred Balance Course Reach out if you need support or want to share your feedback or what you’re goign through that is making you feel out of balance by shooting an e-mail to sexysacredspace@gmail.com Music for this episode was provided by  Akal Dub
1:02:08
March 30, 2020
15: Harnessing the Power of a Daily Routine
If you can find the time to prioritize your self-care and make space for a daily routine, you’ll find yourself thriving in ways you never thought possible. You might be wondering: What is the best daily routine? How do I create a daily routine for myself? What is the best daily routine for a healthy life? In today's episode of the Sexy Sacred Balance Series, I share with you the importance of having a daily routine and how to create one. We talk about how to overcome the guilt and “shoulds” that go along with it and how to bring health and vitality to your life, one day at a time. I give you some tips on how to cultivate a daily routine for healthy body and mind and talk about how you can increase the flow in your life by creating structure. What we talk about: How to meet yourself where you are and release the “shoulds”. Some of my own daily practices as a source of inspiration. How daily routine can become second nature. How to create structure when your time isn’t just your own. Special Links: Guided Meditations to add to your daily routine Sign up for the free 5 Days to Sexy Sacred Balance Training Join the Sexy Sacred Balance Cleanse Starting April 20th Music for this episode was provided by Akal Dub
1:02:08
March 27, 2020
14: How to Commit to Balance
Welcome to the Sexy Sacred Balance Series! This series is going to kick off the countdown to my free 5 Days to Sexy Sacred Balance online course! Today I bring you episode 2 in this 6 episode series! I took you along with me on a little adventure into the great outdoors of Colorado. (Check out a video I made for you here!) In this episode, I share some tips on how you can commit to your own sexy sacred balance by setting the intention of balance. In this episode we touch on: The power of setting intentions and how to do it. How to take the first steps towards balance What I’m doing to stay in balance The beauty of starting with a clean slate And more! Click the link below to sign up and save your space in the 5 Days to Sexy Sacred Balance course! Links mentioned in the show: Sign up for the 5 Days to Sexy Sacred Balance Training Reach out if you need support or want to share your feedback or what you’re going through that is making you feel out of balance by shooting an e-mail to sexysacredbalance@gmail.com Music for this episode was provided by Akal Dub
39:23
March 25, 2020
13: Embracing Change in a Changing World
Welcome to the Sexy Sacred Balance Series! This series is going to kick off the count down to my free 5 Days to Sexy Sacred Balance online course! In this first episode of the series and I’m bringing back Manu Moon! He and I did a previous episode on the show, 8: Making Space for Re-Connecting to Nature. Today, we talk about balance in relation to the current pandemic our world is experiencing, and Manu has some beautiful insight to share. In this episode we touch on: Practices you can cultivate to maintain a sense of stability in difficult times. How to understand the cues your body is giving you when you are in a state of imbalance. The gift of gratitude. The importance of allowing your food to be your medicine. And more! Click the link below to sign up and save your space in the course! Links mentioned in the show: Sign up for the 5 Days to Sexy Sacred Balance Course Receive an oracle reading from Manu Moon @nighthawk.oracle.readings Reach out if you need support or want to share your feedback or what you’re goign through that is making you feel out of balance by shooting an e-mail to sexysacredbalance@gmail.com Music for this episode was provided by Jaya Raise and  Akal Dub
59:52
March 23, 2020
12: Making Space for Sacred Sexuality
12: Making Space for Sacred Sexuality In today’s episode, we’re making space for sacred sexuality with Brittney Bliss. Brittney is a deeply intuitive sexuality coach with a passion for helping people connect to their desires, reclaim their sexual energy, and release shame around self-pleasure. If You’ve been feeling disconnected from your body and your self, then this episode is for you. What we talk about: Sex magic, what it is, and how to do it. What sexual healing truly is. The importance of cultivating self-pleasure practices. How to break through shame when it comes to sexuality. The expansive definition of pleasure. PLUS, she shares an amazing meditation to help you connect to the magical power of sexual energy to manifest! Where you can connect with Brittney: Brittney’s current online course: https://www.brittneybliss.com/sexy-self-love get a special 15% discount on the course with the code: SEXYSPACE for listening to the show!  Get a free discovery call with Brittney: https://www.brittneybliss.com/coaching-application IG: https://www.instagram.com/sexwithbliss/ Free sex magic practice designed to boost your immune system and help people during these difficult times: www.brittneybliss.com/free *This episode does contain explicit content so please listen consciously and respectfully.* Music for this podcast was provided by Jaya Raise
1:18:02
March 17, 2020
11: Making Space for Creativity
In today’s episode, I got to join independent artist and producer MLE. This is an artist who’s melodies make a home in your brain! As we sat on the ground in her attic turned studio, moon pillows and musical instruments surrounding, we went deep into a conversation about grief, creativity, independence, and the power music has to help you heal. What We Talk About: The power of being an independent artist. Holding space for the rough edges of grief. The role creativity plays in the emotional healing process. Creating interpersonal relationships through music. Staying away from “social media traps” as an artist. Where You Can Find Her: IG: @mleofficial Listen to MLE on Sound Cloud Music provided by Jaya Raise
43:37
March 2, 2020
10: Making Space for Body Acceptance
In today’s episode, I’m joined by Team StarFox, which is made up of Laika Fox and Andi Stardust, Burlesque performers and Co-Founders of The Body Political, a San Francisco born variety show that aims to confront social myths about the body through personal stories of resistance and reclamation. There are many layers to loving your body and this revolutionary production strips down to the root of it all! In this episode, we dive deep into what it looks like to address body image in a performance setting, the vulnerability AND responsibility that comes along with putting such powerful pieces on stage, and more! What We Talk About: What being a white ally to people of color looks like What goes into holding space for such a vulnerable production The power that sharing the role of leadership has on the evolution of a production Defining the full spectrum of marginalized people The full meaning of body positivity  beyond just loving your curves Learn more about The Body Political and Show Your Support: The Website Donate  Become a Member of the Bod Squad Follow The Body Political on Facebook Apply to Join the board  Contact The Body Political: info@thebodypolitical.com Mentioned in the Episode: Jeezy’s Juke Joint The Body is Not an Apology Photo credit: Tristan Crane Music provided by Jaya Raise
1:00:40
February 24, 2020
9: Making Space for a Life, Not Just a Living
Air Date: February 10, 2020 My Guest this week is Krista Holland, a profound teacher of yoga and sacred drumming. Krista has been thriving as an entrepreneur for over 20 years and has defined the art of making a life over making a living. From living in India at a young age to crafting her own education and learning from powerful mentors, Krista has proven that we don’t have to follow the path society tries to place us on to create the life we want to live. In this episode we talk about: Creating a new story around the mythos of our modern-day society. The role a daily journal practice plays in creating the life you want to live. The difference between making a life and making a living. The value of having a mentor. The secret to sustaining a life as an entrepreneur How to find her and learn about how to join her online Sacred Drumming Academy: Krista's Website Sacred Drumming Mentioned in the Episode:  The Artists Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron When the Drummers Were Women: A Spiritual History of Rhythm by Lane Redmond Music provided by Jaya Raise
59:42
February 10, 2020
8: Making Space for Re-Connecting to Nature
Air Date: January 27, 2020 In this episode of the sexy sacred space podcast, I bring you an interview that will challenge you to get outside and connect with nature. My Guest this week is Manu Afshar, also known as Manu Moon. He’s a marine biologist, teaches children ecology and he’s a devoted steward of the wild. We dive deep into the realities of living a life bound by technology and civilization and talk about how it has affected us as a society. Manu shares the importance of rekindling our connection to nature and we even touch on how nature can be sexy just like you! He also guides us through a powerful practice you can try to help you tap into the voice of nature to get the answers you may be looking for. In this episode we talk about: -The effects of the seasons on our emotions and how we show up in the world. -How to connect and listen to the voices of nature that also reside within you -Civilization and how it buffers us against the realities of the wild. -Eco-sexuality and the sensuality nature has to offer. -Relationship roles in civilization vs, how they may be viewed in nature. -The therapeutic effects connecting to nature can have on you. Where you can find Him: IG: @Manumoon Music provided by Jaya Raise
1:09:47
January 27, 2020
7: Making Space for Redefining Success
Air Date: January 20, 2020 In this episode of the sexy sacred space podcast, I got to interview a dear friend, Sarah Bennet. Sarah is a Copy editor, artist, and a rebel against the constructs of capitalism. We got to have a beautiful conversation about the confines that capitalism has created in our society, the illusion of success and how to break through that illusion and make your own definition. We touch on the power of literature and how it can change the world, We also touch on our own experiences as entrepreneurs and share some ideas on how to disrupt the common beliefs around “the working world” and what productivity looks like.  This episode will encourage you to imagine a new way of living and thriving in these modern-day times. In this episode we talk about: -What being an entrepreneur REALLY looks like. -Discover your true value and the beauty of reciprocity. - The importance of community. -The power literature has to change the world. Where you can find her: IG: @tineandtether Visit her website: www.tineandtether.com Music provided by Jaya Raise
48:13
January 20, 2020
6: Making Space for Adversity
In this episode, I dive into the topic of adversity in relation to making changes in our lives. As we coast into the new year, this is one you won’t want to miss! I share my thoughts on all of the ways in which challenge can show up inner lives and I give you my top 5 tips on how to move through it so that you can keep showing up for what’s important. I also share a special announcement that goes along with the theme of this episode, So take some space, take a deep breath, and enjoy the show! Links mentioned in the show: Guided So Hum Pranayama Meditation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O61Q9Uuybfk Marie Forleo interview with Todd Herman about changing your life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKLK04IU4Do Skill in Action. By Michelle Johnson https://www.michellecjohnson.com/skill-in-action-book Pushing Beauty Breathwork with Michelle D’Avella https://www.pushingbeauty.com/breathe Have any feedback for the show or a topic you want to hear more about? Send me a message at sexysacredspacepodcast@gmail.com!
32:34
January 13, 2020
5: Making Space for Socially Intelligent Leadership
Make Space Show Notes Episode 5: Making Space for Socially Intelligent Leadership Air Date: January 6, 2020 ** This episode was previously recorded. After January 13th the Make Space Podcast will be called the Sexy Sacred Space Podcast. Announcement in the episode!** HeatherAsh Amara is a fierce warrior goddess who has devoted her life’s work to training women on how to fully live in their authenticity and powerfully hold space for themselves and others. Her work is based on the Toltec teachings of Don Miguel Ruiz, one of her teachers and mentors. The ability she has to teach with such a powerful yet humble energy has been a huge inspiration to me on my own personal journey and the efforts she constantly makes to bring social and emotional awareness to her trainings is why I had to have her on the show! In this episode we talk about: -What it means to walk the warrior goddess way. -White fragility and how to hold space for people of color as a leader. -The messy yet beautiful journey of doing the work to cultivate social awareness. -Her New Book The Warrior Heart Practice out January 7th She also shares a special practice you can follow along with to help you rewire how you show up in the world! Where you can find her: IG:@heatherashamara https://heatherashamara.com/ Get Your Copy of The Warrior Heart Practice!  Sign up for a LIVE training with HeatherAsh Amara! Music provided by Jaya Raise
50:13
January 6, 2020
4: Making Space for All-Inclusive Menstrual Empowerment
Episode 4: Making Space for All-inclusive Menstrual Empowerment Air Date: December 23, 2019 In this all-inclusive episode of the Make Space Podcast, I get to sit down for tea with Laura Carmody founder of the womb-centric business, Priestessing the Paradigm Shift. Laura is a Menstrual Empowerment Educator residing in Ashland, Oregon. She serves at the Goddess Temple of Ashland as Red Tent Outreach Coordinator. Her multitude of offerings includes: One-on-one and group training in the Priestess Arts & Red Tent Mysteries, bringing educational Red Tent Bleeding Spaces to festivals & events, and managing the fundraiser “Women, Wombs, & Water”, which brings sustainable menstrual hygiene management & education to under-resourced communities. In this episode, we dive deep into the reasons why menstruation needs to be normalized in society and why she welcomes ALL gender identifying humans in the red tent. We talk about how to honor menstruation with or without a womb, and what she’s doing to make space for priestesses of color in these spaces. She also drops some knowledge on the importance of leaving “white saviorism” at the door when visiting other countries. Where you can finder her: IG: @Priestessingthepradigmshift gofundme.com/womenwombswater priestessingtheparadigmshift.com midwifingtheveils.com Music provided by Jaya Raise
53:32
December 23, 2019
Bonus: Making Space for the Winter Woes
Bonus Episode: Making Space for the Winter Woes Air Date: December 20, 2019 Despite what consumerism wants you to think. Winter isn’t always the most wonderful time of the year.  In fact, winter can be hard.  We go into the depths of the longest nights in hopes to come out on the other side fertile, blessed and bright. What we don't always talk about is how hard the journey to the springtime energy can truly be.  In today's bonus episode of the make space podcast, I’m talking about it. I share my personal journey this winter and how I'm dealing with in hopes to remind you that you are not alone. I also share a list of 10 ways to make it through this portion of your journey. Show links: Taraji P. Henson Speaking on Culturally Competent Therapy and the importance of facing mental health in the African American Community.  Suicide Prevention Resource Center- Racial and Ethnic Groups Music credits: Jaya (Raise) - Some Space ft. Jido and Mouse
38:27
December 20, 2019
3: Making Space for your Place in the World.
Episode #3: Making Space for your Place in the World. Air Date: December 16, 2019 Life puts you right where you need to be, and that was definitely the case when I met this amazing goddess!  I met Asé Aum as I was prestressing the red tent at the 2019 Beloved Music festival, and I knew there was no mistake that this woman walked in during my shift. She’s a singer, a doula, and a free-spirited individual who is living a life based on following her heart and intuitive inspiration. In this episode, we talk about the importance of living your dreams. She reminds us that as people of color, we are not victims in society and we shouldn't be seen as such. She also drops a powerful truth bomb that will inspire you to show up for life and do the job you were chosen to do. This conversation will inspire you to take action as you move towards the new year, and release any fear that may be holding you back. Where you can find her: IG: @Ase.Aum Music credits: Jaya (Raise) - Some Space ft. Jido and Mouse
45:58
December 16, 2019
2: Making Space for the Major Arcana with Hazel Howlite Pt. 2
Episode #2: Making Space for the Major Arcana with Hazel Howlite Pt. 2 Air Date: December 9, 2019 Its time to complete the journey through the major arcana! In this episode of The Make Space Podcast, I  finish interviewing my very best friend Hazel Howlite. Hazel is a witchin’ tarot reader who uses the art of scary stories to teach about the archetypes of astrology and how to embrace your shadow side. Together we take a 22 card journey through the major arcana of the Rider-Waite tarot and talk about how to recognize the story of these cards in your everyday life. We go so deep that this episode had to be split into 2 parts! Catch the first part here! List of the Major Arcana from 0 to 21! 0 The Fool 1 The Magician 2 The High Priestess 3 The Empress 4 The Emperor 5 The Hierophant 6 The Lovers 7 The Chariot 8 Justice or Strength 9 The Hermit 10 Wheel of Fortune 11 Justice or Strength 12 The Hanged Man 13 Death 14 Temperance 15 The Devil 16 The Tower 17 The Star 18 The Moon 19 The Sun 20 Judgment 21 The World Thanks so much to Hazel Howlite for being on the show! Where you can find her: Have her read you a scary story or set up a Tarot reading: IG: @HazelHowlite Youtube: Hazel Howlite Music credits: Jaya (Raise) - Some Space ft. Jido and Mouse Mentioned in the show: WTF is Tarot?: ...& How Do I Do It? by Bakar Wintner Did you enjoy the show? Share it with your friends! You can also donate on Patreon at www.patreon.com/makespace
33:05
December 9, 2019
1: Making Space for the Major Arcana with Hazel Howlite Pt.1
Episode #1: Making Space for the Major Arcana with Hazel Howlite Pt. 1 Air Date: December 2, 2019 For the first-ever episode of The Make Space Podcast, I interview my very best friend Hazel Howlite. A witchin’ tarot reader who uses the art of scary stories to teach about the archetypes of astrology and how to embrace your shadow side. Together we take a 22 card journey through the major arcana of the Rider waite tarot and talk about how to recognize the story of these cards in your everyday life. We go so deep that this episode had to be split into 2 parts! Catch the first part here! Thanks so much to Hazel Howlite for being on the show! Where you can find her:  Have her read you a scary story or set up a Tarot reading: IG: @HazelHowlite Youtube: Hazel Howlite Music credits: Jaya (Raise) - Some Space ft. Jido and Mouse Mentioned in the show:  WTF is Tarot?: ...& How Do I Do It? by Bakar Wintner
47:30
December 2, 2019