00:01.60 wildremedies Lauren welcome to the wild remedies podcast I'm so excited to talk to you this morning. How how are you.
00:09.15 Lauren Walsh I'm well I'm getting ready to take a sabbatical for the for the winter and it's my first time ever to do something like this and so I'm like feeling I'm feeling the like end of the push and.
00:10.26 wildremedies Who.
00:23.76 Lauren Walsh Ready to go within So I'm I'm doing really great I see the light at the end of the tunnel. How are you.
00:24.30 wildremedies Um, in.
00:26.71 wildremedies Oh much I'm great I I wish I were taking a sabbatical I was literally messaging a team member this morning and I was like I really need a vacation. It's been a while. It's been a while.
00:34.18 Lauren Walsh Wow.
00:41.31 Lauren Walsh Yeah, yeah, well global sister has been going for 7 years and it's been such a labor of love and blood sweat and tears and so many things I've learned so many humiliations and humblings and.
00:44.43 wildremedies What do you?? What are you planning for this sabbatical. Wow.
01:01.10 Lauren Walsh Um, really like walking a spiritual path with it in a way like using this. How do you build this feminine-inspid business that lives within our current system of Patriarchy capitalism. All of that and how do you do so in a way that feels an integrity with my health. My spirit. And also in alignment with my values and where I want to see the world go and so there's been a lot of trial and error error with that and um I think I've just exhausted myself and I'm ready to ah, really live by my values and go deep deep deep in.
01:24.84 wildremedies Um, yeah.
01:38.86 wildremedies And.
01:40.60 Lauren Walsh And so I'm planning on treating my sabbatical like a work day. So from the time I wake up till about three o'clock in the evening turning off my phone and three o'clock in the afternoon I guess not evening and just like feeling and praying and.
01:49.68 wildremedies Um.
01:58.55 Lauren Walsh Meditating and just following what my body wants.
02:03.45 wildremedies Oh my gosh that sounds absolutely amazing. Maybe the conversation's actually going to go a little bit more in this direction because I find that really interesting. Um I know for myself, you know I've had this sort of paradigm shift where I'm also trying to. Treat business a little bit more as a spiritual journey. It definitely has been right? like as entrepreneurs. We have such high highs and such low lows and I love what you said about like the humiliations and the humblings and all of these things that has definitely come up for me a lot recently and. It is a practice and it can be so difficult for women like you said in this like patriarchal um construct of how businesses are traditionally built. It's it's tough for us and I had a call with a spiritual mentor just a couple of days ago and um because something that I'm you know struggling with right now with wild remedies so you probably don't know this but wild rem remedies is also a product-based business. So we create, you did okay, awesome. Um, yes, we create these wonderful magic lattes and.
03:09.72 Lauren Walsh I Do know that? yeah.
03:18.45 wildremedies It's so crazy I don't know if it's Mars retrograde or whatever but like just things just seem kind of stuck and not moving forward and she's like you know you really just need to let go and that's really tough when you're running a business right? because it's like you have monthly sales goals. That you need to hit and all of these things and you know how do you bring in those feminine aspects of letting go just letting things like naturally unfold when you have all of these anxieties about well this is what it should look like and. This is traditionally what needs to happen in order for a business to succeed and that can be really challenging.
04:00.16 Lauren Walsh Yes, yes, it can I feel like women entrepreneurs who are soul-based in terms of like really feeling compassionate for what's taking place in the world and having the type of empathy that wants to bridge the divide. That has also the awareness to see the illusions of our time the way that things are distorted but also recognizing that we have the power to put ourselves within that matrix so to speak and begin to bend it to change.
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04:38.43 Lauren Walsh Around our values. But that's tricky and I feel like we need time out of the matrix to reconnect to realign before we reenter because it's so easy to get lost in the illusions of worthless things Worthless things that keep perpetuating worthless results for our planet and um.
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04:57.94 Lauren Walsh How we do This feels like it's pioneer work because it's not like we have this blank slate of a culture and we get to create the values of our society from scratch. Our values are so embedded so embedded. Especially I'm speaking about Western values.
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05:17.27 Lauren Walsh So embedded in and this patriarchal concept and I can go into this of God being a man above separate from nature way above the feminine is less than the feminine as a result was subjugated mother mother Earth dominated.
05:23.69 wildremedies Are.
05:37.10 Lauren Walsh How has this shaped our mentality if we believe that God is a man and only a man and God isn't in us or around us. But God is above us and we have to somehow aspire to be like God we're going to build empires at the expense of everyone else. We're going to.
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05:55.68 Lauren Walsh Build Empires and extract from nature because nature isn't alive. She isn't our mother. She's a resource to help us become like this male God or make it to this place in heaven where we can have all the wives and whatever the goals are you know, but this.
06:05.90 wildremedies And if.
06:13.30 Lauren Walsh This illusion that began with the Adam and eve creation story which began um with a group of priests called the deuteronymous this has shaped our psyches because how we view creation is how we view our purpose and so at this point.
06:26.80 wildremedies And.
06:30.23 Lauren Walsh The work we're doing as feminine entrepreneurs in my mind especially soul led ones is not just to build a business and put more women on top in a system that is male- dominatated. Yes, that's part of it. But it's to actually rewrite the script and the narrative of what we value as a society.
06:48.75 wildremedies Wow, Yeah, that's really really potent. Oh My gosh. There's so much to unpack there. Ah actually why don't we start By. Just kind of rewinding everything a little bit and I would love to hear like your origin story and you know how you founded the global sisterhood Why All of those things. Let's let's take it back from the beginning.
07:12.87 Lauren Walsh Okay, so.
07:22.15 Lauren Walsh Well on the theme of God I grew up super super in love with God like I felt God in Nature I felt God when I was holding my grandmother's rosary. She had passed and I would hold this rosary and I could feel her spirit.
07:27.89 wildremedies And.
07:41.52 Lauren Walsh And I could feel this motherly presence and loved I Loved Catholic churches I was raised Catholic I used to love walking to this church next door to my house like a few blocks away when nobody was there and I would sneak in to.
07:51.20 wildremedies Pins.
07:57.55 Lauren Walsh Where this altar of Mary was where all the candles were and I had no context of what happened in this place I just was like this little creature that felt it felt the divine mother felt the moon used to speak to plants. Um.
08:08.70 wildremedies Ah.
08:15.15 Lauren Walsh And at the same time that this was happening. There was a lot of tumultuous traumatic disharmony in my family. Um, there was very bad addiction and abuse that was taking place with one member of my family. And as a little tiny creature. My mom protecting me and my older siblings protecting me I could feel the energy I could feel the vibration of the pain and it would enter into my dreams and I would have these horrid nightmares.
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08:52.00 Lauren Walsh And I felt super alone and isolated and scared because my family was just in like a trauma response for years trying to get by and my I think I probably disassociated quite a bit from that. But. My refuge was god goddess creator and so I very willingly went to church and by the time I really started listening in church I was just offended I was so deeply distraught that. I was sitting in the pews listening to this person speak and then seeing all of these kids and their parents in this school that I went to knowing how much of a bully and how like there was so much hypocrisy that I could see even at 12 in the way people were acting and the. Pretending the lack of authentic connection and then these words that felt so judgmental like a god that I did not have any experience with and I remember when I was twelve years old I had a flair for the dramatics and I stood up and I said this. Is not my god and I stormed up.
10:14.25 wildremedies Ah, oh my gosh I Love that so much.
10:19.19 Lauren Walsh And then I started exploring like buddhism lightly like I couldn't fully understand it. But I just liked the idea of not being Christian and then I um encountered a woman who practiced wicca and I was like oh do you mean? there's like a mother god.
10:22.14 wildremedies Name.
10:29.70 wildremedies A.
10:36.40 Lauren Walsh There's like there's a godss you know I'd always known of mother Mary who gave birth to Jesus and I had this connection there but the idea of a godss just completely awakened my spirit and the concept of living threefold. So like everything you do comes back to you threefold.
10:46.20 wildremedies Meaning.
10:55.62 Lauren Walsh So the idea of Karma kind of was introduced to me and that really resonated and so I basically pretended to be wien I didn't practice I was still like a kid but I created like a little goddess altar and I would call it myself a witch and people would tell me I was going to hell I grew up in the south and I became this like rubble.
11:13.61 wildremedies Yeah, yeah.
11:15.51 Lauren Walsh So while I was doing this on my spiritual journey and like really reaching out for spirit and wanting answers about the pain that I felt there was this other aspect of me that I think very intentionally wanted to understand that pain that I always felt but didn't understand. And so I went looking for it. So at 13 I started drinking I started drugging and it ended up leading me to experiencing rape as a virgin and that changed the course of my life forever at that.
11:44.90 wildremedies A a.
11:51.83 Lauren Walsh It was like the darkness gripped me and my spirit gave into the darkness and so from 13 to twenty one I was practically possessed so so lost and even in all of the destruction and all of the self-sabotage and all of the pain that i. Created for myself in many ways I still and I read back on my journals I was still seeking this this power that I knew was there and there was this level of awareness like there was this awareness I knew what I was doing I was. I was looking for education I wanted to feel the pain I wanted to know what was this that caused my dad to do this and feel this way like what was happening so on this really wise but like not necessarily cognitive level I went and i. Inflicted pain on myself and in my darkest hour reaching out for support and for a miracle a miracle came I had only what can be called a divine intervention in my life.
12:58.41 wildremedies And.
13:06.77 Lauren Walsh And this sort of divine intervention plopped me like picked me up by the head and just dropped me in the Amazon rainforest where I just spinning around in a circle with these beautiful indigenous peoples and that's where I was introduced to a different type of ritual a different type of ceremony.
13:12.40 wildremedies And.
13:25.59 Lauren Walsh And also the sacramental use of plants in plant medicine and when I say sacramental use I mean that I had taken psychedelics I had done all of those things but the ritual and the spirituality and the the reverence. And almost seriousness of what they knew they were doing using these plant medicines. Um, totally opened my eyes to the fragmented shattered aspects of self and these illusions of who I was and who I wasn't that I was so clinging to. And I began to go through a massive letting go a massive death and I entered into what I call my none phase my non phase was seven years long I move in 7 year cycles it's very real for me and i.
14:08.90 wildremedies He.
14:14.20 wildremedies The.
14:18.20 Lauren Walsh Was preparing for these 7 years like really studying studying with various teachers multiple trips to the Amazon um, living and breathing and ah embodying prayer and prayer I will say is what saved my life and so.
14:34.36 wildremedies And.
14:37.19 Lauren Walsh This word prayer I want to I want to like just put a little flag on it that it has this context of like patriarchal religions and that's not the prayer that saved my life though there were elements of and I can I can get into the nuance. Of this here in a minute I'll just flag that there's an importance here about prayer and health and healing. But after 7 years I had an encounter with a deep shadow the shadow that led me into that darkness I literally believe it was an entity a spirit. And through the more shamanic work I was doing I had built up strength and capacity to connect with my guides to actually start being of support to people I was helping teenagers heal I was helping women heal I was just always in service work completely free I didn't know I could get paid for it. But. Everybody would call me and I would show up and I loved doing that because what happened is I I learned how to just open my vessel and begin to just be a channel and that was so interesting to me and that when I would channel something in so humble service to someone else. The words that would come out of my mouth were never just for them. They were always for me and so I began to heal in service work as well. So I gained up this strength and maybe like karmic credit I don't know and that kind of opened the portal for me to have like a big reconciliation.
15:53.87 wildremedies And.
16:09.91 Lauren Walsh Illumination of a looming presence that always made me feel like I was bad that always even on all this time that I was doing all this work for other peoples I had this feeling that I wasn't good enough that I was somehow wrong and I felt this deep shame.
16:25.60 wildremedies And.
16:27.39 Lauren Walsh And when I went back to the Amazon this time for six months I encountered this shadow and one of my teachers essentially gave me an exorcism and it saved my life. It really saved my life and after that.
16:40.37 wildremedies A.
16:46.86 Lauren Walsh Some new life. Some new Joy pleasure lightness piece of being began to rain in my life and I had the desire to come out of my shell to come out of this like nun phase and I I remember like this song um come in out.
17:06.14 Lauren Walsh I Want the world to know and that song was like in my head all the time and I was like okay I'm going to do it I'm going to like leave my nun cave and I'm going to do something in the world and.
17:09.90 wildremedies Yeah.
17:17.80 wildremedies I.
17:19.41 Lauren Walsh That's when I even like I mean I don't know pop songs or cult pop culture from that 7 years I know nothing like my friends have this running joke like they're like you teach me spiritual things and we'll teach you like pop culture and I learned what Yolo was like a year ago um
17:37.17 wildremedies Ah, a.
17:39.20 Lauren Walsh Um, So anyway it was in that coming out that I started actually realizing Well maybe I could do the work I do for women as a business and I started leading women's circles and um had never actually heard of a woman circle This was like before they were prolific. They're like everywhere now. But. Back in the day. The only circles I knew were literally being in circle with indigenous peoples and I started leading women's circles and I was like whoa. There's something here and I just kind of like intuitively did it. Um, and then one day I was leading I got asked to lead a workshop for women and I put us all in a circle and.
18:00.87 wildremedies And.
18:17.81 Lauren Walsh I didn't really prepare I just wanted to like acknowledge something because as I was coming back out in the world and realizing I was starting to interact with women again that I had all this wounding from Sisterhood and from being bullied from being called a witch from being called weird from Betrayals etc. And so.
18:28.65 wildremedies And in in.
18:36.87 Lauren Walsh Even though I was around like spiritual circles. There was this like big looming elephant in the room of us comparing ourselves to each other and and and feeling unsafe with each other essentially so I was really curious about that. So I decided to just like be vulnerable and I put I don't know maybe it was like 60 women in a circle and i. And I raised my hand and I said my name's Lauren Walsh and I have judged you and I have competed with you and I have judged myself and I've probably manipulated and betrayed and I am really sorry and that began a process ah process of us.
19:08.26 wildremedies He.
19:13.26 Lauren Walsh Taking a pledge together a pledge to really be in sisterhood and it just so happens that that pledge was the seed that created global sisterhood and six months later global sisterhood had its first global event where we created a campaign video.
19:22.20 wildremedies And.
19:32.78 Lauren Walsh And we called out to women all over the world to gather and essentially do that same thing and this is in 2016 before the metoo movement before all these modern new social movements so it was just like right like it was like a just like. All of the trauma was just boiling to the surface and so women were like yeah we need this and so it kind of took fire and we had 650 women circles in 65 countries on our first launch and all synchronized at the.
19:51.50 wildremedies Are.
19:58.85 wildremedies Wow.
20:04.18 Lauren Walsh Doing the same meditations the same rituals and the call was really for us to rise together take off our masks get real so that we could become the type of leaders that support each other and it's been seven years since then. And I could go into what global sisterhood is but really, we just we just train women in sacred facilitation sisterhood um on learning patriarchal wounding and like what I was saying about the values that this system has embedded in us. It's internalized within women as well and so we help them and extract those belief systems so that they can live as clear channels creating a new way in sisterhood together.
20:45.28 wildremedies And and oh my gosh that was so beautiful and so well said and I love the way that you explain some of your experiences because you know I see I see that in myself as well. But. The way that you explain it is just so much deeper and richer bringing it to to the spirit because I feel a lot of times when we're younger because this all started like you you were quite young when you started going through these transformations but you you had this understanding of. Being connected to spirit so the way like the way that you've processed this I think is absolutely beautiful, especially from such a young age That's just wow 1 amazing journey. Oh beautiful.
21:32.24 Lauren Walsh Such was just.. Thank you!. It's been full of pain and beauty and the beauty has made up for most of the pain.
21:41.77 wildremedies Um, yeah.
21:49.37 wildremedies Yeah, yeah, I'm actually a little bit curious about this. Oh did you need to? yeah yeah, okay sure.
21:54.99 Lauren Walsh Will you hold that I think I heard my dog barking like it was in trouble could you hold on one second so
22:47.48 Lauren Walsh Sorry, there's like a whole gathering of people outside my house I don't fully know what's going on but we'll resume My partner's got it.
22:53.42 wildremedies Um, oh okay, okay, I'm a little bit curious about this exorcism. That you mentioned was this like through plant medicine or what did this look like oh.
23:10.75 Lauren Walsh So I've never publicly told this story So I'm not going to tell the full story here a part of my sabbatical is to consider whether I want to start sharing this maybe in like a book form. Um.
23:22.80 wildremedies Wow.
23:26.44 Lauren Walsh You can imagine. It's very delicate to share because it's like I mean first of all I've been called a witch many times in my life and that's not what I'm scared of but I I feel like. This idea this concept of spirits and entities in in other dimensions is not fully accepted yet and in the ways that it has become accepted is more commonly like our spiritual guides our angels but there are others and I have.
23:51.70 wildremedies And.
24:00.18 wildremedies And.
24:03.11 Lauren Walsh Encountered quite a few and not everybody I think works in that kind of way in terms of their vessel I believe we're all channels of some sort some of us through riding some of us through our our art some of us through dance. Some of us communicate with spirits and have our whole lives and there was a spirit that had come to me when I was about four years old and it scared me a lot when I was 4 years old he used to like laugh at me and.
24:22.65 wildremedies He.
24:41.28 Lauren Walsh You know Also I am like hearing like modern day psychology in my ear and like well could have been that you were disassociated and you were creating these stories. Yeah, it could have been It could all be not real sure I don't have to like argue that point but the way I healed.
24:49.47 wildremedies And.
24:59.14 Lauren Walsh Was treating it as if it was real so when I went into the Amazon the the idea of spiritism was very real. That's how these cultures have existed thinking about spirits entities the invisible realms and that's what shamanism is. It's really.
24:59.43 wildremedies He.
25:07.86 wildremedies Um, and then.
25:18.38 Lauren Walsh Learning how to navigate those dimensions for healing and wisdom and insight and also to bring um like ah intelligent guidance through for their cultures and for their survival and for their thrival and so it was there that I awoke to the idea Of. Oh My God I think I've been a medium my whole life. But I didn't know it and that's when I started having memories of things that happened when I was younger and I won't go into those details. Um, but basically the.
25:39.77 wildremedies A a.
25:57.45 Lauren Walsh Exorcism was a series of 3 ceremonies for me. Um, that were very very very strong like not just um, sitting in a circle and singing some songs and drinking ayahuasca. There's a very set protocol.
26:04.92 wildremedies And.
26:15.91 Lauren Walsh Um, and it's not unlike what you would know a Catholic priest to do. But it's very. It's also very different and um, it totally totally I'm like getting nervous speaking about it because I like I said this is probably the most I've said ever publicly.
26:20.59 wildremedies And.
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26:35.87 Lauren Walsh But it um took me to places and realms that I hope I never see again and also at the same time instilled so much faith in God in me so much faith in God. So much faith because I was rescued Legitimately we summoned and called for the Angelic forces of the universe to calm and assist me and they came they came and that's.
27:08.16 wildremedies A.
27:14.24 wildremedies Well, it's absolutely fascinating And yeah I hear you on that I think a lot of times when you know, especially in I Guess the new age realm.
27:14.44 Lauren Walsh All I'll say about that in that that way right now.
27:31.16 wildremedies You know we do hear a lot about like our spirit guides and angels and all of these things but I don't know like I definitely believe that there are dark forces as well. There's actually a woman that I I know who you know she's like she claims to be a black magic. Which which is really interesting and you know she's not doing anything you know quote unquote evil in her practices. Um, it's really just a different dimension like she's just working she calls it like the left hand compared to like the right hand of magic. And for myself like I've I've experienced some interesting phenomenon I was waking up for about um a month or so noticing these marks on my arms and it almost looked like fingerprints and just some. Some scratches and and and odd things and I went to see a woman that I see I don't know I guess every month or so for Reiki she's also a medium and she was like oh girl. Yeah, no, there's there's something coming to visit you you know in in the evening. And she's something energetically about the house that I'm living into she's like it's really important that you are saging and clearing that space a lot and after doing that it it stopped um, but yeah, there's.
29:04.59 wildremedies There's definitely something out there and it's It's really fascinating and something that I want to learn more about and and study for sure.
29:11.69 Lauren Walsh So 1 thing that I will say that feels like a piece of earned wisdom is like when we think of like exorcisms or we think of like darkness we're like keep the darkness out and there's this part of us that wants to protect ourselves from the darkness and that's. And important aspect. But what gets really interesting is how do you heal the darkness not just cast it out through having to use all this energy to create like super strong force field of energy around you. But how do you actually begin to illuminate that darkness and through.
29:35.15 wildremedies In.
29:48.65 Lauren Walsh My experience I had some pretty profound realizations that evil we speak about Evil right? that Evil only becomes evil through so much pain.
30:04.76 wildremedies In.
30:07.38 Lauren Walsh In the middle of that like evil creature person or like think about like people doing evil things right now in the world. Putin is an example underneath. All of that is a little boy who was hurt.
30:14.63 wildremedies A.
30:24.30 Lauren Walsh And then rehurt and then rehurt and then rehurt and then rehurt until they become so distorted that they enjoy hurting they enjoy power they they get taken right? and so we do this to people in our criminal systems. We're like these little. Kids that grow up without parents because their parents are not okay because their parents have been wounded generations of wounding and then we make them bad like as little kids we have empathy for them. But then as soon as they become adults and they're addicted to heroin or whatever we shame Them. We lock them in Jail and like what happens to those people. With rejection time and time again they turn at times they change I Met the sex trafficker that sounds we're going really dark here I Guess I Ah I Met a reformed sex trafficker at ah, the commission of the status of women in.
31:17.77 wildremedies Are.
31:22.56 Lauren Walsh At The Un and I went to this because I was like oh my God they're going to have a reformed sex Trafficker Speak. Oh my God like holy like that's like the most evil thing I can think of and I went there and I was in this room of like 200 just like so fuming feminist. Just like ready to hate him and I got it I was like yeah like ah and I heard him speak and I heard his story and my heart wept for him.
31:54.66 wildremedies He.
31:58.60 Lauren Walsh He was a little boy that was neglected that got roped up by men who bought him Mcdonald's and showed him a bit of kindness and taught him what it was to be a man and a man and what they were teaching him was to treat women this way and this poor kid like a kid learned to do these things. And then he was wrapped up in these dangerous men and then when he was like 18 he woke up and was like what am I doing and he prayed to Jesus for forgiveness and went and turned himself in and now he's been an informant. And I was just like how can you not have compassion for that story and the thing that he did the things that he did were trocious but it just shows like that without love and without opportunity to really know ourselves and heal. We can all become that way.
32:37.54 wildremedies He.
32:48.27 Lauren Walsh And so this like divide and culture really lights me up because it's like we're in this like cancel culture and we're in so much division. But it's like actually if we can just meet each other in the heart like really in the heart and hear one. Another's stories. There's no Way. We can't have some level of empathy and compassion and so all of this to say is there's an illumination capacity if there's darkness in our lives if there's trauma in our lives. It's not just about casting it away or affirming it Away. It's about.
33:08.20 wildremedies It.
33:22.76 Lauren Walsh Transforming it transmuting it into compassion and empathy which brings this sweet nectar of love and freedom and peace.
33:31.72 wildremedies Um, that's absolutely beautiful and that's challenging work right? finding that forgiveness right? and so is this like a big focus.
33:38.10 Lauren Walsh Yeah, it is. Yeah yeah.
33:47.15 wildremedies In the the circles is this what you you teach a lot. Yeah for sure.
33:48.67 Lauren Walsh I Mean we don't necessarily I'm not like leading with this story that I just told you anyway are good like literally I'm practicing sharing it like right now in this time It's something that I haven't been sharing but we don't joke around in the circles we go deep.
33:59.62 wildremedies Next moon? Yeah yeah, hey.
34:08.19 Lauren Walsh Go deep and like I said in the beginning like the healing of the patriarchal mindsets. So whether that's comparison or competition like you know women aren't inherently like that we were made that way through literally having to compete to survive and so.
34:14.62 wildremedies Ah, Henry.
34:19.98 wildremedies Yeah, hey. Yeah.
34:27.55 Lauren Walsh We we just like it activates in our Dna when we're children because our grandmothers and great-grandmothers and great-great-grandmothers all literally didn't have the capacity to care for themselves or have have you know own land or credit cards or vote or have voices. You literally had to have a man.
34:46.44 wildremedies And.
34:47.21 Lauren Walsh To survive and now we have this generation of like Gen Z and these young kids like we're so free and it's like no, it's still in you. It's still in you and now with like filters and all these kinds of things like we're still perpetuating the illusion that a woman has to be something to be desired and loved when.
34:52.47 wildremedies Yeah.
35:05.86 Lauren Walsh Actually the work isn't to just necessarily change the narrative. The work is to change that desire for us to compete in that way inside. It's an inside job and then culture this is where the met matrix bends to us then then.
35:11.54 wildremedies A.
35:21.71 Lauren Walsh Corporations and culture and media they respond to what we want and who we are and you already see it happening like have you noticed all the Disney empowered women that are coming out and movies or like all the feminine superheroes like it is the time of the feminine and it's because we're changing from the inside out and we're.
35:31.61 wildremedies Yep.
35:41.21 Lauren Walsh Not fucking around. You know we're like hey anything you can do I can do as well. But the trap is we don't want to embody more of that toxic Ma masculinity ourselves and belittle our feminine qualities like empathy our flow all these different things to just survive in a.
35:42.92 wildremedies Ah, hey and.
35:59.18 Lauren Walsh Ah, system that doesn't work for anyone.
35:59.54 wildremedies Absolutely yeah, that's interesting I've had this conversation a couple of times recently and you know everything that women have worked so hard for to get us to the point of what you just said like anything you can do I can do as Well. Has also kind of hindered us in a way because we have to produce like a man in order to keep up in a society that values values all of these masculine traits and so that actually moves us away from the feminine. And a lot of ways and you know it's challenging for relationships. It's challenging for us to build businesses in feminine ways and so it's kind of like a funny paradigm that we're we're stuck in right Now. It feels like.
36:50.60 Lauren Walsh Yeah, and I have so much respect for the women that did all that you know like how could we not? We have so so much respect for them and I believe they did what they must. It's like you know in the like grief healing cycle.
36:55.22 wildremedies Yeah, oh my gosh.
37:08.89 Lauren Walsh When you're in like. For example, when you're in an ah abusive relationship I don't know if anybody's listening has ever been in one but I certainly have and in order to find the courage to leave you have to get angry. You know you have to get rageful. You have to get strong.
37:14.27 wildremedies In.
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37:28.27 Lauren Walsh And that's kind of the phase of what happened with feminism is we had. We had to be Heard. We had to be taken Seriously, we had to take no shit and in doing so we had to like. Put on the pants and be like we're going to war with you watch us watch us happen like watch us go to work watch us do this job and we had to sacrifice and to sacrifice qualities inside of us and I think there was also like a disdain at the time a little bit for the feminine for some of the feminine qualities because. The main opponents not main opponents but some of the loudest voices against women's rights to go in have jobs were women like women were opposed to it. You know? and so I think there was like ah just. Even more divide between us at that point.
38:18.20 wildremedies Yeah, absolutely Well. Let's talk about feminine leadership a little bit and what does that look like to you and how how do you facilitate that for for women who. Might be struggling in that area.
38:41.64 Lauren Walsh Well in relationship to business I don't teach much of that I'm a student of that and maybe I have wisdom I could share as a student but I'm also a student of learning to live in my feminine and trust my feminine.
38:48.29 wildremedies He.
39:00.96 Lauren Walsh And the main thing that I see as the most important thing is orienting ourselves to. Ah, New Creation Story A new way of relating to Spirit. So I believe that there's a lot of God trauma out there I mean were you raised of any kind of religion.
39:18.51 wildremedies He.
39:34.39 wildremedies I remember going to Sunday school when I was little so my dad's side of the family is catholic and they they still practice but it was never pushy. My mom's side of the family was more. Christian and they kind of my parents tried taking us to church. You know as kids just it wasn't something that they were really into um but they thought oh well you know we should go right? We should you know it's like a shit thing and I remember. Remember being in Sunday school and just looking around and being like no like just no, this is absolutely not for me I dislike the people around me like I just I got really weird vibes from it.
40:18.86 Lauren Walsh Yeah.
40:25.88 wildremedies And then you know I I started contemplating the existential as a very very young child and the whole concept of when you die and you go to heaven and you're just there forever and ever and ever and ever used to keep me up at night like I was like. I don't like this this is terrifying the thought of infinity just filled me with so much dread as a five year old so yeah that was that was my experience.
40:49.46 Lauren Walsh Oh Wow So this is what I'm saying is like there's all these really deep embedded myths about God and.
40:59.97 wildremedies In here.
41:03.48 Lauren Walsh Literally our myths create our paradigms and so even if we weren't raised particularly Christian or maybe we were. It's interesting to see what of culture just like being in western culture and it's like the way the values are showing us what are like. Core core core relationship with life is and then how that connects to narratives about god right? So for instance, like if we are so inherently sinful, right? That's a huge one.
41:25.82 wildremedies In.
41:35.38 wildremedies Right? yeah.
41:40.50 Lauren Walsh That's a huge one. So if we're inherent inherently sinful. We have to work really really hard to become worthy of God's love and God's forgiveness and mercy and and if that's true if we're inherently bad that's going to cause all sorts of distortions in our mind How it.
41:46.42 wildremedies Hear him.
42:00.29 Lauren Walsh Distorts. Every person is unique like some might be like I'm going to prove that I am capable of building this massive business or I'm going to prove that I'm beautiful and worthy of love because I didn't feel it in my family of origin and they've traced back. Generations and generations and generations and maybe it's actually because nobody ever felt it because the religion they were going to told them they weren't good Enough. You know what? I mean so I believe that there's this like you know Judeo-christian trauma.
42:23.52 wildremedies He in.
42:33.28 Lauren Walsh That is embedded in Western culture and so I believe the healing of that comes with reclaiming the feminine aspect of god.
42:43.39 wildremedies He.
42:45.70 Lauren Walsh I do not mean casting out the more masculine aspects of God The Godfather the protector the Justice bringer that aspect of creation saved my life but there's a whole other aspect of the energies of the universe and it's the feminine. It's it's.
42:54.89 wildremedies A.
43:02.56 Lauren Walsh It's the goddess. It's nature. It's that we're all connected that there is nowhere to go that affinity is right now you know and I do believe that within the idea of god it's so vast that mother father god can't be explained with mere words and that there can be paradox within. This concept of god but I believe that really leadership as women is reclaiming the feminine way reclaiming the feminine essence and I believe we reclaim the feminine essence with having a relationship with the goddess and having the goddess show us like. Teach us about the ways of nature teach us about the the laws of the universe and living in accordance with those laws while also learning what is this godfather concept. What is this like high up in the sky concept and does it have validity and if so how did the 2 coexist.
43:45.50 wildremedies Um, and.
44:00.96 Lauren Walsh And like reframing like our orientation in our minds will just shape our values and Shape. What's important to us and eventually we stop letting go and we like release attachments to the illusions that don't serve us and so for me, that's leadership a person who can be trusted to like. Really look at the illusions. They're holding onto and and let them go so they can be a clear channel.
44:25.43 wildremedies Yeah,, that's beautiful because we receive so much wisdom and power really by being able to listen to our intuition right? and. Learning to trust that I think is so incredibly important because we've been taught not to for So. So so so long right? Yeah I'd love to talk to you about Sisterhood. And Health and wellness I read something really interesting on your website about um I think it was I made a note somewhere but African women having the lowest rates of suicide because of these stronger forms of sisterhood and. Being in circle more? Um, So maybe let's chat about that a little bit I think that's really fascinating.
45:28.29 Lauren Walsh I Don't even know where that is on my website. Are you sure it's my workplace like on a blog. Okay, so that quote is new to me that statistic is not one that I know.
45:31.66 wildremedies I Think so yeah, maybe I can't remember exactly where okay.
45:46.10 Lauren Walsh Um, but perhaps a woman in the global sisterhood who wrote a blog wrote about that and I just missed that. Um, so sisterhood in Health One of the things I love most about women's circles.
45:47.76 wildremedies Maybe.
46:02.78 Lauren Walsh Is that the practice of taking off our masks and being real and being able to be like oh wow I feel insecure about this and I feel shy about this like 1 like to practice it in real life I'm like oh my god I went so deep on this podcast. What did I do. So. There's like a part of me that's like feeling shy about that. But there's something that's really powerful when we can get really real and and just like see one another for where we are and I feel like we're not trained to do that I think. See so many women who like when they start to cry. They're like sorry sorry and it's like no I love your tears I love them and for all of us to like sit in circle and share what's real.
46:40.21 wildremedies Standing here. You have.
46:53.66 Lauren Walsh What happens is this idea that we're weird or different or like something odd is happening with us and you realize that actually we're all going through the same things different stories but we're all going through the same things we're all trying to find our voice. We're all trying to love ourselves really deeply trying to heal. From Generational Trauma we're trying to find out who we are. We're trying to live our best lives and we're caught up in trying to balance way too much like this is kind of the fundamental condition of women and so what happens when we're together is we eliminate the shame of ah.
47:19.64 wildremedies He.
47:31.83 wildremedies Is.
47:32.10 Lauren Walsh Can't do it all. We eliminate the shame and shame I think is the biggest heaviest thing to carry that is the hardest on our health. But when we can come together and share the heavy stuff we heal the shame and then when we get genuinely celebrated in our successes.
47:44.48 wildremedies And.
47:51.90 Lauren Walsh Like genuinely lifted up and encouraged. It's like a whole another level of us having the confidence and the the power to go out and do what we want because often we're not afraid of men judging us. We're afraid of women thinking we're full of ourselves. Oh who am I to take up so much space. You know.
48:04.29 wildremedies A.
48:09.90 Lauren Walsh And when we can hold each other in the like heavy parts and we can show that vulnerability then it's so easy for our sisters to celebrate our wins when we're only showing the good stuff and it's win after win after win after win and we're not really showing the inner workings of it. It's not as easy to be like I Love that Woman. It's kind of like ah. And don't know who's that woman who why does she get all these wonderful cool things. So It's much easier when we can have the full spectrum. The full range of holding each other when we're suffering and lifting each other when we're up and even when we're up if they're still suffering holding that suffering. You know there's something that's really. Transformative about that.
48:50.29 wildremedies Um, yeah I am so grateful for the sisters in my life and. Didn't always start out that Way. You know when I was younger in high school high school is just so it's so hard and there's so much competition and there's so much comparing and you know I remember thinking and saying to myself often that like ah like. Being around men is just so much easier, right? like I'd rather just be friends with Guys. You know there's less drama jealousy all of these things and I remember having a lot of betrayals by my quote Unquote Best friends at the time and so for me I experienced a lot of. Rupture in trust with the female relationships when I was younger and it probably wasn't until gosh my mid 20 s that I allowed myself because I feel like that actually. Created a bit of a wall and a barrier and I had a lot of trust issues with women and that slowly started to chip away over time and then I found myself allowing myself to be more feminine and connect with women deeper and now those are the relationships that.
50:13.50 Lauren Walsh And.
50:13.47 wildremedies Value more than anything on this planet like you know I'm in constant contact with these amazing women in my life and I don't know what I would do without them and on a health and wellness level for me. It's like that's critical. And especially because women are just so empathic and as human beings we just really want to be seen and women just kind of we we get each other right? and so when we can you know whether we're sitting in Circle or we're just having our girlfriends over. For tea or whatever it is.. There's so much power and healing there and as human beings we need connection and as women I feel the most connection that we ever do receive is with other women.
51:07.98 Lauren Walsh Um, yeah I heard that women thrive on oxytocin and men thrive on adrenaline have you heard that So when we get depleted. Yeah when we get depleted. It's because we haven't had enough connection.
51:12.80 wildremedies Oh I haven't That's interesting that makes sense.
51:23.20 Lauren Walsh And men get depleted. It's they haven't had enough like adrenaline and activity and Newness and novelty.
51:24.55 wildremedies Um.
51:30.16 wildremedies Oh wow, that's fascinating I've never heard that before that makes a lot of sense. Yeah, ah I love that So okay, now with the global sisterhood.
51:33.52 Lauren Walsh It doesn't it make a lot of sense. Yeah.
51:44.89 wildremedies Women can sign up to start facilitating circles in their own communities right? okay.
51:49.94 Lauren Walsh Well we go through trainings first so we have a training called synchred facilitator. It's thirteen weeks and it happens usually twice a year but because of my sabbatical we're going to do it. Um, in the fall of next year and it's a training that.
52:01.22 wildremedies Okay.
52:04.84 Lauren Walsh Is really awesome. It's really deep. It's also held by elders so we have different indigenous teachers different elders come and teach as well. So it's not just taught by me or Shana. It's taught by many women.
52:14.80 wildremedies You know oh I Absolutely love that and then um is it like a certain framework that people are taught. Um, yeah, like what what makes it special.
52:27.14 Lauren Walsh Yeah, it's it's the modality that we've developed at global sisterhood over the years um we call it sacred facilitation because part of what we teach women to do is like the first part of the training is really really focusing on their spiritual connection.
52:42.55 wildremedies A.
52:45.13 Lauren Walsh Not only just the spiritual connection creating connection with their guides and then also performing ritual a lot on their own like to understand the transformational power of ritual and like experience it for themselves as well as we do a lot of extraction.
52:57.50 wildremedies He.
53:03.64 Lauren Walsh We do a lot of looking at the cultural narratives of the time like healing religious wounds healing and that's something we do healing patriarchal wounds and then also recognizing the places where we've internalized patriarchy and the paradigm of that and how we're perpetuating it like taking ownership for how we perpetuate it.
53:18.59 wildremedies And a.
53:23.62 Lauren Walsh And then also looking at Race Um, and the racial divide and how we can bridge the gaps between people rather than create more division and so all of this these topics religion Patriarchy race.
53:32.34 wildremedies Here.
53:40.13 Lauren Walsh Really important for facilitators to feel really adept in navigating um such that we're not creating more cancel culture. We're not blaming and shaming but we can actually hold space for the real conversations and the real healing to take place and so we definitely focus a lot there in the beginning. So.
53:42.70 wildremedies He.
53:52.91 wildremedies And.
53:59.82 Lauren Walsh Mystical and the ritual coupled with this like deep work and then we go into ancestral work just to like really help women understand who they are what they're working with um what are the burdens and the gifts of their ancestral line and then we move into learning ah trauma and. Not trauma informed. It's not like a trauma informed training. But it's a trauma mindful training with some techniques of how to to handle triggers and how what to look out for we go into that and then we go into circle design and we go into our methodology about Circle design.
54:29.82 wildremedies Got it. That's beautiful. Are there any other offerings through the global sisterhood that people need to know about.
54:42.57 Lauren Walsh Yeah, um, well our podcast time of the feminine is a good way to just like get to know us. Um, we have really incredible guests on that podcast women who I deeply admire and um, then also we have.
54:44.48 wildremedies Yes.
54:59.96 Lauren Walsh Ah, really cool event happening this beginning of January with actually um, the same teacher who I told saved my life this teacher who I mentioned today she's actually we're doing a fundraiser for her and her work and she's teaching about mediumship. So.
55:10.11 wildremedies Um, and mindy.
55:19.70 wildremedies Huh.
55:19.50 Lauren Walsh That's something that's happening in January it's called spiritually guided and if you want to know more about it. You can just join our mailing list. Go to globalsisterhead dot org and we'll send an email about it later.
55:27.58 wildremedies Amazing. Oh that's fascinating I know I'm definitely feeling inspired to maybe sign up for learning more about the color.
55:37.90 Lauren Walsh It's it's actually really affordable. It will be a sliding scale from 100 to $300 yeah
55:41.50 wildremedies Amazing I Love it. Wow I Guess we're pretty much at the end of our time here. Is there anything else that you feel like you'd like to share or ways that people can connect with you.
55:55.52 Lauren Walsh M.
56:04.94 Lauren Walsh Um I would just like to share that we're living in a time where we're rewriting narratives and we're as women rediscovering our gifts that have been labeled woo. And I do believe people can like run with the Woo-woo Elements ungraed for sure I see it all over but all of it's quite innocent because we're learning how to awaken our feminine power which is actually mystical in Essence So Our capacity to see hear feel. Um and heal. And really Wield energy. Um, So if anyone's listening to this and can resonate a little bit with my story Just remember that we're all learning this together in these times and that prayer which is my flag that I wanted to come back to.
56:50.54 wildremedies A.
56:58.70 Lauren Walsh Doesn't have to be religious in any way. But it's the art of speaking to the universe and then meditating is listening so just pray and listen pray and listen pray and listen.
57:12.82 wildremedies I think that's the lesson that I needed for today as well. So thank you? Thank you so much for all of the deep insights that you shared today I'm deeply I have a lot of gratitude.
57:30.23 Lauren Walsh Thank you so much for having me on your beautiful podcast and for your incredible work in the world I Appreciate you too.
57:31.89 wildremedies Was beautiful.
57:39.96 wildremedies Ah, thank you so much and to anybody who's listening you know if there is anything you heard today that inspired make sure to reach out. Um you know, give this episode a screenshot and share and we'd love to hear. Your thoughts and we'll meet with you on the next podcast.