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One Woke Mama – Episode 042 – The Different Ways We Respond To A Crisis

One Woke Mama – Episode 042 – The Different Ways We Respond To A Crisis

Posted March 22, 2020

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 042 – The Different Ways We Respond To A Crisis When we experience a crisis, or a traumatic event, like the Global one we are in now thank to COVID-19, everyone responds differently. Our nervous system kicks into sympathetic (survival) mode, thankfully, which is such a blessing. However, the FIGHT-FLIGHT-FREEZE response can show up differently for each person, which means they will behave, talk, think in different ways to say, how you might be. Today’s episode is shining a light on this very difference. Highlighting how important it is to lead with compassion right now. Let’s avoid blame, shame and judgement as each of us shows up and responds to this crisis in our own hard-wired ways.  Yes we can support each other with different perspectives, ideas, information, but mostly I feel it’s important to accept where each person is at without anger, judgement and frustration. We have never experienced anything like this, and all of us are figuring this out one day at a time. So I ask you to tune into what’s underneath a person’s behaviour or reaction and lead with your compassionate, understanding heart. This is what our global community needs right now. Love. Trust. Hope. Faith. Courage. Compassion. +++ And to support you to cope with this experience, to relieve anxiety and to stretch your bandwidth for what you can hold during this time please join my FREE FB group – 7 Days of Emotional Alchemy. 7 Days of practices for your mind-body-soul to nourish, ground, centre, nurture, uplift, raise your vibes, heal. You need this, for yourself, your family and the global community. JOIN THE ONLINE COMMUNITY HERE for your free 7 days of Emotional Alchemy. Love and light Claire x Listen to Episode 042: Show notes: Join The 7 Days of Emotional Alchemy HERE https://www.facebook.com/groups/223426998851023/ Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of awakening. Your feedback, comments, reviews and shares would always be gratefully received but also help us to reach more mamas who need support as they navigate the choppy waters of motherhood and all it asks of us. Love + light, Claire Read more

One Woke Mama – Episode 039 – Acknowledging Fear, Stress and Worry with Maria Golding.

One Woke Mama – Episode 039 – Acknowledging Fear, Stress and Worry with Maria Golding.

Posted February 25, 2020

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 039 – Acknowledging Fear, Stress and Worry with Maria Golding. Sometimes we are so deep into our fear and stress that we can’t see it and therefore can’t do anything about it. It is the awareness of it, the simple acknowledgment of it that can create real shifts. As mamas we get lost in thee day-to-day, everything that ‘needs’ doing. If we can learn to acknowledge how we are feeling and shine the light of awareness, we might find real shifts and positive turns are possible. This episode is from my private Om Mama Love membership – which is no longer running. I had the pleasure of chatting with Maria Golding – who is a leader on all things parenting, motherhood blending with spirituality and the latest in science. Talking to Maria Golding is like being held, in a big warm mama embrace. It’s as if the divine mother herself in all her wisdom and love has you in her arms. Maria’s years of work with mamas comes through in our chat – you will really learn the power of acknowledgement and awareness and how this can create for a more beautiful, empowered and intuitive mama journey. A few extra thoughts: As mamas we are often in our head so much – planning, prepping, worrying, analysing, judging. We can be filled with fear and joy all at the same time. Our body can retain stress leaving us feel tight and wound up. It’s not easy putting your all into another being – even if it’s the most fulfilling job on the planet. Truthfully though, all these fears, worry and stressors don’t aid us in anyway. It’s best we let them go. That’s easier said than done, though, right? I remember noticing, once little S had arrived, how much MORE I was in my head than I had been for years. No amount of meditation or pre-baby self development work was going to shut up the ego voice of fear, worry and with that anxiety and stress. It actually shocked me. I felt that all my ‘hard work’ on becoming more mindful and present actually had been totally lost. That I had ‘fallen apart’… Until I remembered something powerful. These fears – this EGO suit that we put on that calls up to the surface all of the worries, concerns and what-ifs – are here to help us survive. We think and behave in this way because we MUST learn how to survive and copy. And becoming a mama is like going into battle – (maybe no where near as messy and painful!) it’s unknown and it can be confused and brutal at times. Our ego, and all the concerns it brings to the surface is simply just doing its job – protecting us (and our babies) and trying to survive in what is now a totally new world and existence. So, with that remembrance I chose and still choose daily to not judge myself and to not get lost in disappointment. Instead I THANK my ego, I thank those fears and worries for showing up and keeping me diligent and focused but I quietly remind my fears that they can now dial right now. They are now allowed to take the back seat and switch gears (or even volume to a quiet hush in the background). THE FOREGROUND INSTEAD BECOMES FILLED WITH PRESENCE, WITH CONSCIOUSNESS, WITH NON-REACTIONARY BEHAVIOUR, WITH REMEMBERING TO BREATHE AND PAUSE AND UNTANGLE FROM THE MESSY WEB OF MY MIND. Moving out of fight, flight or freeze mode when our nervous system is on high alert, and choosing to enter a calmer, more relaxed state in body and mind we not only gently nudge those fears out of the limelight but we also create space for clarity, for positivity, for lateral thinking, for joy. When all of that can show up we can then tackle those fears and worries without getting lost in them. That is just messy, uncomfortable, unhelpful. We want peace, more often than not. We want to return to peace when we are caught up in fear, stress and worry. Peace is our innate nature and peace proves, again and again, to offer SO much more in running our lives. SO WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF MADLY TICKING THINGS OFF YOUR LIST TO DO, KNOW THIS, DEEP DOWN YOUR ACTUAL INTENTION IS TO SOOTHE THE ANXIETY WITHIN YOU. YOU ARE REALLY SEARCHING FOR PEACE, AREN’T YOU? In that moment, perhaps try instead to ask yourself; “What would bring me into presence and call in more peace?” And do that instead. Or perhaps I should say BE that instead. The list will still be waiting for you later when you are ready to tackle it from a place of peace instead of anxiety. Listen to Episode 039: Show notes: Connect with Maria Golding – Website and Facebook Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of awakening. Your feedback, comments, reviews and shares would always be gratefully received but also help us to reach more mamas who need support as they navigate the choppy waters of motherhood and all it asks of us. Love + light, Claire Read more

One Woke Mama – Episode 038 – You are exactly where your are meant to be

One Woke Mama – Episode 038 – You are exactly where your are meant to be

Posted February 18, 2020

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 038 – You are exactly where your are meant to be After two weeks off podcasting I’m back today with a special episode – recorded on holiday in the beautiful Nelson Bay. This episode is a story about the powerful, life-changing, healing Ka Huna Massage I had whilst on holiday. I share in detail how this experience, unbeknownst to me would be exactly the deep, somatic, trauma release that my body was calling out for. After a week of sickness with the family, and a holiday that was more exhausting that I expected, this healing facilitating a powerful energetic and emotional shift that I couldn’t have predicted. It allowed me not only to heal grief and trauma stored in my body but also to reconnect to the powerful truth – that even during the hardest of times, or moments of confusion, we are always exactly where we are meant to be. We might not understand why, or see what is coming. That is the pure beauty of it – we aren’t always meant to KNOW. But if we stay in trust, follow the signs, surrender, keep on moving forward with an open heart, at some point (days/weeks/months) we will receive what are meant to. This episode shares all the good juice – the wild experience that was my healing Ka Huna/Lomi Lomi massage, what needed to be healed and what I learned from it all. You are going to love this episode! Listen to Episode 038: Show notes: The Kahuna Massage place I visited in Nelson Bay The Song I mention is the Devi Prayer – 108 Sacred Names of the Divine Mother by Craig Pruess and Ananda – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic_pVkcLh9M The Birth I thought I’d never have – Rafael’s Birth Visit www.claireobeid.com for coaching and mentoring information or to visit my meditation and EFT shop. Purchase Om Mama Love HERE -Currently reduced to $36 from $49!12 dedicated meditations for mamas exploring relevant and powerful themes. Including 12 Affirmation cards to support you own journey of meditation and mindfulness. Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of awakening. Your feedback, comments, reviews and shares would always be gratefully received but also help us to reach more mamas who need support as they navigate the choppy waters of motherhood and all it asks of us. Love + light, Claire Read more

One Woke Mama – Episode 037 – Why it’s ok when can’t see ahead of you

One Woke Mama – Episode 037 – Why it’s ok when can’t see ahead of you

Posted January 27, 2020

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 037 – Why it’s ok when can’t see ahead of you In this episode I take you back ten years ago to a time when, (after a lot of confusion, uncertainty whilst in a deep transition) I started to find my way, my purpose and back into the light. As I turn 38 today (January 27th), reflecting on that time ten years ago has been a powerful reminder that sometimes, when we are in the thick of change, transformation and redefining ourselves we can’t always SEE what’s next. What is ahead of us is unknown – we don’t know what’s next. Now, ten years ago, motherhood has brought me into a similar space of transition. A transition where I have had to redefine who I am as a woman, in everyday. A dismantling of the old, a peeling back of the layers, a restructuring of the woman I am. Today’s episode I share WHY it’s totally ok, and in fact necessary, when you can’t see what’s ahead. Despite the shadowy, challenging times, not knowing with certainty of what’s to come is actually precisely part of the beauty of our inner and outer transformations. Listen to Episode 037: Show notes: Get your ticket to my next Sydney Sacred Women’s Circle HERE Visit www.claireobeid.com for coaching and mentoring information or to visit my meditation and EFT shop. Purchase Om Mama Love HERE -Currently reduced to $36 from $49! 12 dedicated meditations for mamas exploring relevant and powerful themes. Including 12 Affirmation cards to support you own journey of meditation and mindfulness. *** As a birthday gift to me, please leave an iTunes review and you will receive 3 x meditation tracks for FREE. Simply email me claire@claireobeid.com with a screenshot of your review and I’ll gift you 3 x meditation tracks. Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of awakening. Your feedback, comments, reviews and shares would always be gratefully received but also help us to reach more mamas who need support as they navigate the choppy waters of motherhood and all it asks of us. Love + light, Claire Read more

One Woke Mama – Episode 036 – Asking for guidance, support and love with Amy Landry

One Woke Mama – Episode 036 – Asking for guidance, support and love with Amy Landry

Posted January 20, 2020

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 036 – Asking for guidance, support and love with Amy Landry One of the hardest things – for many of us – to do is ask for help. Yet as mamas it’s something we must learn how to do quickly, otherwise we soon find we are struggling with all that motherhood requires of us. In this episode – lovingly repurposed from Om Mama Love (previously only heard by members of OML!) Amy and I explore how and why we must call out for guidance, support and love.  Amy Landry is a beacon of light for women wanting to create long-lasting change, inside to out, via the ancient practices of Yoga and Ayurveda. Owing to her teachings of movement and mindfulness, Amy has cemented herself as a new generation leader – an inspirational teacher, speaker, mentor, mama, container of tradition, and passionate chai consumer! Renowned for her continuously sold-out international retreats, Amy is part of the ambassador family for Australian Yoga Journal, has been featured on the cover of Om Yoga & Lifestyle magazine and YOGA Magazine (UK), is the regular Yoga contributor for Nature & Health magazine, has presented at festivals including Wanderlust, Evolve, Byron Spirit Fest, and Ekam Yoga Festival, and has taught globally in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and beyond Listen to Episode 036: Show notes: Purchase Om Mama Love HERE -Currently reduced to $36 from $49! 12 dedicated meditations for mamas exploring relevant and powerful themes. Including 12 Affirmation cards to support you own journey of meditation and mindfulness. Connect with Amy: Facebook Website Instagram Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of awakening. Your feedback, comments, reviews and shares would always be gratefully received but also help us to reach more mamas who need support as they navigate the choppy waters of motherhood and all it asks of us. Love + light, Claire Read more

One Woke Mama – Episode 034  – Why we cannot avoid struggles and challenges, but we can show up spiritually in the face of hardship.

One Woke Mama – Episode 034  – Why we cannot avoid struggles and challenges, but we can show up spiritually in the face of hardship.

Posted January 12, 2020

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 034  – Why we cannot avoid struggles and challenges, but we can show up spiritually in the face of hardship. Bushfires are raging through our country and many of us, especially those in the spiritual/self development world are faced with how to SHOW up, take action, pay attention and yet still be a “spiritual being having a human experience…” Firstly, spiritual bypassing is not the way. We cannot ignore what’s going on in the world, in our homes and families and around us by only focusing on being LOVE and LIGHT only. We can take action in some way, privately or publicly. In a small way or a big way. Whatever way feels good and true for you. As a coach, I never,  ever say to my clients that doing spiritual work, raising your vibration, focusing on love and light will leave you immune to suffering, hardship, struggle. For many reasons: 1. Your personal soul journey might experience growth through struggle. 2. Struggle leads to gold that can be mined, always. 3. Human experience is to dive into all sides – shadow and light. That’s what you’re here for. 4. You cannot prevent struggles and challenges happening to those around you, your community, your world. And if you think you are immune to it, i’m sorry, you’re wrong. Even as mamas we witness this daily – we cannot protect our children from every struggle and hurt and challenge. We aren’t meant to – that’s how they grow. As a Coach, there is something I do focus on – how can I help you learn, practice and be armed up with spiritual, energetic, emotional, mental, physical tools to support yourself through hard times. To level up. To manage your energetic boundaries, to ground yourself, to calm your nervous system, to pray, to meditate, to clear your blocks and beliefs and fears. The Relationship with coach and client is like a guide or map reader in the driver of a car. You drive. you are the driver, always, but I am there to give you the directions. To suggest the short cut, or perhaps even the long road to where you want to go. Navigate the bumps and the confusing roads ahead. Keeping you cool and calm and collected when you feel lost.  And also just holding space for when you lose your shit and encouraging you to pull over and pause. We can use our spiritual tools to navigate hard times. To face our challenges. To be present, loving and high vibrational AND positive despite the shadow we feel we are in. That’s how we find the light again. Listen to Episode 034: Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of awakening. Your feedback, comments, reviews and shares would always be gratefully received but also help us to reach more mamas who need support as they navigate the choppy waters of motherhood and all it asks of us. Love + light, Claire Read more

One Woke Mama – Episode 032 – Review, Reflect. Clarify and Co-Create

One Woke Mama – Episode 032 – Review, Reflect. Clarify and Co-Create

Posted December 09, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 032 – Review, Reflect. Clarify and Co-Create A journaling guide to review and reflect on your 2019 followed by a process to clarify and co-create your 2020. A simple yet profound experience that will provide you with deep insight, mining for the gold and wisdom in your year, and of course the springboard into your new year ahead. I guide you through a set of questions (provided for you in the show notes) and share many examples from my own life to support you in this process. It’s in this reflective, contemplative space that we are able to grow and move forward in the best way for ourself. Listen to Episode 032: Show notes: Closing Ceremony Journaling Guide 2019 – Review and Reflect List everything that has happened/you’ve experienced this year. Can you identify key themes and key learnings? What were the predominant feelings you experienced and why? What are you grateful for? What would you like to grow from and create change on? 2020: Clarify and Co-Create What behaviour/patterns do you want to shift, change, clear? Key intentions? Key feelings you’d like to embody? Specific areas you feel called to zone in on? E.g Home/Body/Purpose and Passion/Family? Now ,Narrate the story of your 2020. Co-create it in present tense. Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of awakening. Your feedback, comments, reviews and shares would always be gratefully received but also help us to reach more mamas who need support as they navigate the choppy waters of motherhood and all it asks of us. Love + light, Claire Read more

One Woke Mama – Episode 031 – Stop Trying So Hard Mama, Take Rest Instead

One Woke Mama – Episode 031 – Stop Trying So Hard Mama, Take Rest Instead

Posted December 01, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 031 – Stop Trying So Hard Mama, Take Rest Instead It’s time to stop trying so hard. When you are in that state of control – pushing, doing, taking action – despite what your body/mind/soul is calling for then it’s time to take rest. It’s time to be free from that controlling energy, let go, pause and rest. It’s from the rest that you will rise. Motivation, inspiration, action – it’ll all flow again from that space of rest. This is exactly where I am today. The (almost) end of the year and off the back of an intense month with the family and every virus under the sun, I am tired. I am in need of rest. I can’t be F’d anymore. So I’m honouring that by flowing gently, meditating more, resting and doing less. In today’s episode I share these feelings and insights before offering you a 10 minute ‘Be Free From Control’… so tune and listen and when you get 10 minutes free, lay down and enjoy this meditation. This meditation is from the Reveal Your Inner Radiance album – Deeply Relax and Let God. Listen to Episode 031: Show notes: To purchase more of my meditation albums please visit my website. claireobeid.com/meditation-shop/ Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of awakening. Your feedback, comments, reviews and shares would always be gratefully received but also help us to reach more mamas who need support as they navigate the choppy waters of motherhood and all it asks of us. Love + light, Claire Read more

One Woke Mama – Episode 030 – Rage, Resentment and Releasing it with a daily anger practice

One Woke Mama – Episode 030 – Rage, Resentment and Releasing it with a daily anger practice

Posted November 24, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 030 – Rage, Resentment and Releasing it with a daily anger practice Rage and resentment comes up at different times during our motherhood journey. Sometimes we are triggered by our children, or we are depleting and run down, lacking self care, or deep in the trenches with sick children. We can feel tapped out and then what follows is a leaking out of emotions and feelings we’ve tried to suppress. And it can sometimes get ugly. Our own stories come up to play – the Martyr or Victim roles (or both) and the ego emotions connected to it all. I explore how resentment shows up, why it shows up, how it can leak out of us and the following guilt and shame that comes with that out pouring of rage and resentment. In this episode I dive further into how we can cultivate a daily ANGRY practice that actually serves us to release these pent up emotions in a safe, harmless way – not directed on others but simply allow the body to release it, instead of storing it. I share why this is so important for our own health, wellbeing and how we show up and be in the world. I also share why an angry practice will bring you back into presence, connection, nervous system regulation, sanity! Listen to Episode 030: Show notes: Instagram: www.instagram.com/claireowellness Come along to my final Women’s Circle Event – Get Tickets Here: www.eventbrite.com/e/80982208967 Get my Om Mama Love Meditation Bundle HERE 12 Meditation Track and 12 Affirmation Cards – $49 Join The Alchemy of Emotional Freedom Online EFT Masterclass Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of awakening. Your feedback, comments, reviews and shares would always be gratefully received but also help us to reach more mamas who need support as they navigate the choppy waters of motherhood and all it asks of us. Love + light, Claire Read more


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