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12 Jul The Sacral Circle – Regaining My Voice, Reclaiming My Body

Regaining My Voice, Reclaiming My Body

Joyous Windrider Jimenez opens up to host Janie Terrazas about the sexual abuse she faced at the hands of her father and all the ways it robbed her of her voice as an adult. The multiple violations and the isolation she endured over the course of her childhood and adult life was a lot to bear, yet she’s managed to find her way out of the dark.

Writing has been a healing outlet for her to express the wounds left behind. Joyous understands to fully recover victims must regain their voice and reclaim their bodies. Her work titled: These are the Things I Never Told You, gives you a glimpse into the world of a traumatized child who’s voice is ignored and silenced.

Joyous Windrider Jiménez is a multi-disciplinary artist, poet, educator, and mother of one son. She’s been gathering the lost pieces of her identity and voice for many years, and has found the healing power of the arts to be an integral part of that work. She is a explorer of emotional landscapes, a gatherer of new experiences, and a natural born dreamer. She, along with poets Mandy Lynn Lara and San Juana Guillermo, co-founded Raise The Whisper, a collective of survivors cultivating healing from the effects of family rape and sexual abuse. FB @JoyousWindriderJimenez #RaisetheWhisper

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15 Jun The Sacral Circle – The Wounds of Incest Left Behind

San Juana Guillermo dives deep with host Janie Terrazas into the shadows of family incest. Throughout most of her childhood, and young adult life, she was molested, harassed, raped and abused by men she knew. She discusses the cultural toxic masculinity that is deeply embedded within her family dynamic, and why most incest victims remain in a state of helpless silence.

Her powerful poetry, which has been her source of healing, exposes the nightmares she had to face as a child. She now supports and encourage others to come of out hiding through Raise the Whisper, an organization that uses the arts to help victims of sexual abuse.

San Juana Guillermo is the 2nd of 12 children. She married and moved to Grand Rapids, MI where she raised her 5 children. She is a grandmother to 13 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Ms Guillermo wrote her first poem at the age of 60 and now 6 years later, she has had poems published in St. Sucia, The Tejano Conjunto Festival magazine, chapbooks by Jazz Poets of San Antonio and Voces Cosmicas. She, along with poetesses Joyous Windrider Jimenez and Mandy Lynn Lara, are co-organizers of Raise the Whisper, a group that is dedicated to giving a voice to family rape survivors through the arts. Ms. Guillermo is working on an autobiography and a poetry book.

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01 Jun The Sacral Circle – Abandonment Wounds

Lina C. openly discusses the abandonment wounds she had to endure as a child after her mother divorced her father. She shares the impacts of growing up with a heartbroken alcoholic father, in a toxic male dominated environment. The rejection and neglect led down a destructive path of self hate, which caused her to attract a string of abusive relationships.

“I didn’t realize how disconnected from the sacred feminine I was.” Lina shares. She has been dedicated to her healing journey. Now she’s using her music and poetry to shine a light on her pain in hopes to encourage others to come out of the dark. “We can’t have shame when we bring it into the light.”

Lina C. Poet, Singer-Songwriter, Event Host, Filmmaker, Literary Editor, Radio Content Producer for Night Moves: Exploration of Contemporary Sexuality. She will release her first album “Love Renaissance” later this year, along with her first poetry book, Walking on Oceans”. Follow her on Instagram @lina.cee

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26 Apr The Sacral Circle – Transform Trauma Through Self-Reflection

Love Alchemist Mia Saenz shares with host Janie Terrazas the wide range of trauma she faced throughout her childhood which led to a major breakdown and breakthrough.

From an abusive mother, to suffering sexual abuse at the age of six, and her father dying at a young age…she’s overcome it all. She even endured an accident that left her immobile and almost took her life.

Mia passionately shares how the power of self-love and free will can transform trauma, and the overall quality of your life.

Mia Saenz is a Love Alchemist. As a 3rd generation Metaphysical Practitioner, Mia learned the wisdom of healing and prayer from her well known Grandmother. Mia is the Self-Love Teacher for anyone who feels alone and yet dreams of knowing the joy of a love-soaked life.

Through her work as a Love Teacher & Coach, Mia has discovered the depth of love on all levels. “Love truly is the Gold the Alchemists were seeking. Working through love changes the energy of your story and opens the connection to have all of life’s purposes flow, which includes Love, Money and Abundance.” Mia works with people whose desire is to grow in their spiritual path building a concrete foundation in all areas of life. She teaches “Love Mastery”, and the “Spiritual Elite” with Mystics and their natural gifts. In addition, Mia is also a media host, and is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of BellaMia magazine a transformational & holistic living well magazine.

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12 Apr The Sacral Circle – Signs of a Sexually Abused Child

“I felt shock, betrayal, embarrassment, shame, and felt like a horrible mother.” ~Mandy Lynn

In this episode Mandy Lynn bravely opens up about her sexual trauma, her family’s long standing history of sexual abuse, and the moment she discovered her daughter was being sexually molested under her own roof.

She’s now on a mission to help others become more aware of the signs to look for, and she’s inspiring people to heal the wounds left behind, so they can reclaim their self-esteem.

Host Janie Terrazas and Mandy Lynn also discuss, Raise the Whisper an organization which uses the arts to heal those impacted by sexual abuse. Mandy Lynn uses her poetry to empower and encourage others to break the silence. ​

Mandy Lynn Lara is a country girl from Bossier City, Louisiana who has written short stories and poetry since she was knee high to a grasshopper. However, she did not share her words publicly until joining Jazz Poets of San Antonio in June, 2016. She believes God’s plan for her life is to provoke raw human emotion and inspire others to do the same. She currently co-facilitates Raise the Whisper, a poetry and arts group focused on healing the effects of family rape. She is a member of the 2018 PuroSlam poetry team representing San Antonio in Nationals this August. Connect with her through social media @mandylynnlara

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08 Feb The Sacral Circle – ​​Healing Sexual Trauma in Men

“The biggest service one can do for themselves is to BREAK OUT”.  ~ Tom Tompkins

Host Janie Terrazas features her first male guest, Tom Tompkins as they discuss his childhood sex trauma which remained suppressed until he was 40 years old.

Tom talks about sexual secrets and wounds, and how they can remain frozen inside us impacting our ability to have healthy, intimate relationships. He believes healing trauma, and being able to fully express self is crucial to the overall harmony in the world.

Tom shares how he broke out and tapped into his fountain of gratitude from within, despite the pain he faced in life. Tom is now choosing to be transparent because he believes it will give others permission to free themselves of the stigma surrounding this type of abuse.

Tom Tompkins, LCSW: In my experience, every individual impacts the world. Beginning in our own personal sphere, our actions radiate out, affecting everything else. Everyone has been created uniquely, with a valuable contribution to make, and the ability to change the world, for better or for worse. If we live authentically, the world benefits from our unique differences. If we allow ourselves to be constrained by the expectations, challenges and circumstance that we face, the rest of creation loses the potential of our unique gifts. Individuals are suffering because they are not thriving, and the only way to thrive is to live authentically. Our world is suffering because it needs more of us to thrive and contribute our most valuable resource, our uniqueness. I believe that each of us can thrive, by discovering and then learning to appreciate, love, and embody the unique, wonderful, and powerful people we are.
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25 Jan The Sacral Circle – ​​The Other F Word

In part two of my interview with Angela Rae Clark, we dive deeper into her book The Other F Word, My Manual on Forgiveness covering the shame, guilt, rage, and resentment that can stem from sexual wounds.

Angela shares how to handle these heavier emotions in the most compassionate and gentle way. She also opens up about how her healing path lead to rediscovering and redefining the divine. The discussion is full of passion, healing wisdom and love. Be sure to listen to Part One if you missed it.

p.s. On January 27, 2018 Angela will be giving a Tedx Talk in Grand Junction, CO. The title of the talk is What To Do After #metoo. Sending you loving support Angela!

Angela Rae Clark is a writer, speaker, and coach. She learned that everything in life can be improved with more love and acceptance. Sexual abuse and exploitation were part of her childhood story. She hated herself and was overwhelmed with severe depression and complex PTSD. She’s healed these symptoms and no longer identifies with these labels. Angela now shares how her healing unfolded and helps others unravel the mysteries of their patterns and dysfunctions. “I love helping clients write the new story and imagine something more than they ever dreamed possible.” Check out her book, The Other F Word – My Manual on Forgiveness. Visit her site at www.angelaraeclark.com

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11 Jan The Sacral Circle – ​​Remembering the Pain

In part one Angela Rae Clark shares the dream that jumpstarted her healing journey, and touches on the rage that often comes along with remembering the pain. We look at how repressed memories and unresolved trauma can leave us feeling ungrounded and unworthy.

We dive deep into the power of understanding, compassion, and forgiveness. Angela believes we must give ourselves permission to amplify our voice of love and healing in order to mend everything that feels broken within, so we can feel whole again.

Angela Rae Clark is a writer, speaker, and coach. She learned that everything in life can be improved with more love and acceptance. Sexual abuse and exploitation were part of her childhood story. She hated herself and was overwhelmed with severe depression and complex PTSD. She’s healed these symptoms and no longer identifies with these labels. Angela now shares how her healing unfolded and helps others unravel the mysteries of their patterns and dysfunctions. “I love helping clients write the new story and imagine something more than they ever dreamed possible.” Check out her book, The Other F Word – My Manual on Forgiveness. Visit her site at www.angelaraeclark.com

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28 Dec The Sacral Circle – ​​Healing Trauma through Creative Expression

Healing trauma and discovering your inner world through creative expression.

In part two of my interview with Emelina Holland we go into depth on the importance of balance and how it plays into our healing. We also cover the most important question that ultimately leads to the path of liberation which is, WHO AM I?

Emelina shared the various ways she intuitively expressed herself creatively, which provided a safe space for her to use her voice and explore her emotions. Lastly, Emelina was kind enough to close the show with one of her latest songs…a beautiful prayer/chant titled, Love and Prosperity.

Emelina Holland (Also known as Moon Jaguar Sees the Dawn~My Medicine Name) is a High Priestess of Love & Womb Keeper of Sacred Creative Manifestation.  She’s a Practical Mystic, Healer, Metaphysical Artist, Singer, Author and Founder of the Sacred Flame Sisterhood Circle, and the Sacred Root Dance. Her creations have been birthed through the many years of her own spiritual awakening. She incorporates holistic alternative healing modalities with Divine quantum healing and Sacred manifestation practices through intentional creativity and various innovative, organic and intuitive artistic expressions.  Her vision is to educate, empower and inspire others to create a fulfilling life with their own potential by accessing and trusting their own inner power, inner wisdom and their own Divine given talents, gifts and skills.

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21 Dec The Sacral Circle – ​​Molestation from a Teacher and Support to Heal

In this first part of a two part interview, Emelina Holland tells us about the molestation her, and her Catholic school classmates faced at the hands of a male teacher. She shares the impact these memories had on her, and discusses the shame and rage usually associated with this type of trauma.

She also explains the importance of healing in a holistic and harmonious way, so one can fully reclaim their divine essence, and creative power. Nothing is two-dimensional especially when it comes to our lives and our stories.

Emelina Holland (Also known as Moon Jaguar Sees the Dawn~My Medicine Name) is a High Priestess of Love & Womb Keeper of Sacred Creative Manifestation.  She’s a Practical Mystic, Healer, Metaphysical Artist, Singer, Author and Founder of the Sacred Flame Sisterhood Circle, and the Sacred Root Dance. Her creations have been birthed through the many years of her own spiritual awakening. She incorporates holistic alternative healing modalities with Divine quantum healing and Sacred manifestation practices through intentional creativity and various innovative, organic and intuitive artistic expressions.  Her vision is to educate, empower and inspire others to create a fulfilling life with their own potential by accessing and trusting their own inner power, inner wisdom and their own Divine given talents, gifts and skills.

Visit emelinasart.com

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30 Nov The Sacral Circle – ​​Part 2 Healing Shame and Objectification of Our Past, Present, and Future. ​

Coming alive is all about stepping onto the passion path.” ~Rebecka Eggers

In part 2 of Healing Shame and Objectification of Our Past, Present, and Future with guest Rebecka Eggers we dive more into her book Coming Alive! Spirituality, Activism, & Living Passionately in the Age of Global Domination, her #BorntoBreakIt movement, and her Dream Alchemy Program, which is helping to heal the Trail of Tears. This episode with host Janie Terrazas is equally as powerful as part 1.

Rebecka Eggers, calls herself The Dream Midwife and is the creator of Dream Alchemy – The Revelation Story. A breathtakingly beautiful dream realization adventure for advanced seekers who stand ready to write the myths of victory for this age and to live by them.

She’s the creator of the FLARE Brand Storytelling Method and author of several books including, Coming Alive!: Spirituality, Activism, & Living Passionately in the Age of Global Domination. Rebecka is a meditation improv artist, trained Metaphysical Minister, a Co-Active Life Coach, and a Reiki Master. For more information visit https://dreamalchemy.vision/register-for-dream-alchemy-preview/

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