Jamie Lee Finch Instagram LIVE

Self-Belonging, Sovereignty & Reconnecting to our Bodies

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On August 28th, 2019 I was so so pleased to be able to go LIVE on Instagram with Sex Witch, Intuitive Healer, Poet and Sexuality & Embodiment Coach Jamie Lee Finch. Jamie has overcome her own trauma from childhood and religion to reconnect with her body and helps others come back to themselves and find ways to re-relate & communicate with their own bodies.

It is such a juicy conversation around healing, our bodies and reconnecting to ourselves on numerous levels. You can listen to the whole conversation below.

Enjoy, loves!

-Madison

In the Spirit of reconnecting to yourself daily:

The Soul Aligned Morning is a meditation I created in support of becoming quiet,

tuning into your soul and valuing your inner voice. 

Hillary McBride LIVE Q&A

Faith, Friendship After Deconstruction, Belonging to Ourselves & More

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Hillary Mcbride, the Vancouver based therapist, researcher, speaker and author of “Mother’s Daughters, and Body Image: Learning to Love Ourselves as we are” came LIVE with me on Instagram on August 18, 2019 to answer your burning questions about fostering right-relationships with faith, boundaries, friendship after deconstruction, sexual trauma and belonging to ourselves.

Listen to us take on these topics and share our journeys, lessons and how to move through these things with grace and compassion.

-Madison

If this is resonating with you,

you can join Hillary McBride, Barbara Erochina and I alongside 16 women for an intimate retreat for healing spiritual wounds and trauma.

Get all the information here

The Calm Collective Podcast with Cassandra Eldridge

Healing Our Wounds, Living Out Our Values & Rising in Our Self Worth

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My conversation with mindfulness blogger and photographer Cassandra Eldridge was powerful! 

I spoke on:

  • how my past childhood wounds molded my work in coaching

  • leaving organized religion to co-create a life that aligns with my TRUE essence

  • showing up in self-worth in relationships

  • the difference between self-worth & confidence

  • my relationship to money, building a 6-figure business and a team 

And so so much more, including worthiness in the financial realm, our beliefs around thriving in our purpose and careers and talk around my program, Awaken Her Soul. Listen in on our juicy conversation:

Or click over to the podcast here

-Madison


P.S. If you enjoyed this podcast, check out my convo with Kylie from Zura Health


In the spirit of self-trust,

The Soul Aligned Morning is a meditation I created in support of becoming quiet

and trusting and valuing your inner voice. 

Evangelical Trauma; Getting Free to be Fully Me

Evangelical Trauma; Getting Free to be Fully Me

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Last week I found a journal from 2011 full of prayers while sorting through old memories from my time as a missionary in Mexico. As I skimmed through, I found my young, earnest heart pleading for the locals’ hearts to be opened, full of repentance for talking too much and taking up too much space (once again) at the team meeting, and asking God to make me different so I could honor Him. 


“God, why did you make me like this if I’m supposed to be meek and quiet? I don’t understand why I have all these desires to speak, teach and be seen if I’m not supposed to. Can you take them from me? I just want to glorify you.”


In other words: “God, can you strip me of everything I Am, break me, humble me, so I can be more like they say you want me to be?”


Make me less. 

Make me less. 

Make me less.

My trauma in the church didn’t look horrific;

I just asked me to be less, different,

something other than who I really am.

It taught me I was bad, filthy rags, broken, so broken in fact, that God’s perfect son had to die for me to be made worthy… and apparently that’s called a miracle. 


It taught me others are to be feared, along with my own heart, intuition and desires. 


I was afraid of who I was made to be.

(Who wouldn’t be, if you’re so bad someone has to die for God to want to be near you??) 


Subtle trauma. Unconscious wounds. Deep core beliefs about who I am and who others are.


And...


It also was a safe place for me for years, a refuge I sought from my childhood trauma. Church community was the family I needed, the container for worship of something bigger than me, the rules and stability when life at home was chaotic and dysfunctional. 


Until I started waking up to my wholeness and healing. 

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I found the God I was looking for all along when I realized all of me was welcome, worthy and whole. 

When I was seeking first the kingdom, wholeheartedly devoted to seeking His righteousness.... I didn’t yet know that we are already living the kingdom, if we realize the Divine inside and all around us. I didn’t yet know the gifts inside me, waiting for the dogma to get out of the way so I could really be used and free. I didn’t yet know I wasn’t broken, needing a savior or someone to atone for my sins. 

I didn’t know how good my full humanity really was. 


Now that I know, my prayer is: 


More of what’s really me. Less of everything else.

More forgiveness. Less resentment.

More abundance. Less scarcity.

More honesty. Less dogma.

More humanity. Less masks.

More grace. Less striving. 

More love. Less hate. 

More understanding. Less assumptions.

More healing. Less identifying with my pain.

More inclusivity. Less judgment.


My time knee deep in Evangelical Christianity provided me something I needed at the time, and, it perpetuated a deep sense of fear, unworthiness, scarcity, and self-denial. 


It’s taken me a long time to see the goodness in it, it’s taken a lot of healing to let go of the anger and find my way back to my innate goodness (You can read more about that deconstruction and exit in this blog post).


That’s the fullness of life we want to invite you into at The Way Home Retreat.


Where all of you is welcome and old programming of “not enough,” shame, and fear no longer run your life. 


No matter what your spiritual wounds or trauma look like, you are entitled to wholeness, freedom and living in your divine fullness. This is your invitation. 


Learn more about The Way Home Retreat HERE. We have 10 seats left, and would love for one of them to be yours. 

-Madison