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Recording & compiling conversations about spiritual de/reconstruction, curating them by topic, and releasing them in episodes. Let’s stop having detached debates on social media and really talk.

Recording & compiling conversations about spiritual de/reconstruction, curating them by topic, and releasing them in episodes. Let’s stop having detached debates on social media and really talk.
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United States

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Recording & compiling conversations about spiritual de/reconstruction, curating them by topic, and releasing them in episodes. Let’s stop having detached debates on social media and really talk.

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English


Episodes

s3e12: Refrain (A Meditation for Your Cells)

9/19/2019
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This episode specifically roots us in the sciences of process. A conversation with a molecular biologist invites us to probe deeper… smaller… into our very cells. To find what they have to say about release, surrender, context, and adaptation. In commitment to process, the patterns of evolution emerge — weaving unities within diversities, and teaching us about how our experience changes us.

Duration:00:30:35

s3e11: Reprise

9/9/2019
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It’s easy to view our growth as a separate thing from our grief. But as with so many other things, viewing ‘deconstruction & reconstruction’ as some sort of binary isn’t ultimately helpful.

Duration:00:34:49

s3e10: Come Home (To Your Body) Part 2

8/5/2019
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One of the key benefits to embodiment is that it’s substantial by definition. This episode, we continue with a meditation not only on embodiment, but groundedness, real advocacy, and life beyond the limiting narratives and labels placed upon us.

Duration:00:38:18

s3e9: Come Home (To Your Body) Part 1

7/29/2019
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Some of the most resonant stories in our culture are about either finding or coming back to a place where you belong. Home. But the ultimate home to come home to is yourself.

Duration:00:32:06

s3e8: Plain Sight

7/22/2019
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Free of the illusion of the shelters we once saw as protecting us, we discover the true resources that were there all along, however buried, stifled, or censored they may have been.

Duration:00:48:32

s3e7: Death With Benefits

7/14/2019
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Reconstruction is complicated. Plenty of the process will take us into the shadows. If we don’t deal with trauma, we will perpetuate the cycle of it, weaponize it, and even develop an unhealthy dependence on it for a new identity, living only from our pain… Reconstruction is so worth it. But it’s tough. It can be frustrating. And it’s hard work.

Duration:00:46:19

s3e6: Valentines Day

7/1/2019
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Many loves might come and go from your life, but you’re kinda stuck with yourself. Partners, friends, even family members… any time there is loss, the dust settles, and there you are. And that being the case, for those of us with some toxic theology and religiosity in our backgrounds, one of the most important things to grasp might be this: You aren’t tarnished. You aren’t hopelessly broken. You aren’t born guilty and somehow cosmically at fault for death and entropy itself. You’re just a...

Duration:00:46:47

s3e5: Good Grief

6/23/2019
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Whatever it might look like, or however long it takes, each of us needs to reconstruct a pattern of meaning that is all our own.

Duration:00:38:50

s3e4: State Change

6/16/2019
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There’s knowing we need change… and then there’s boldly moving into it. In the process of our Becoming, we take on new space, which gives way to new substance… which is only possible from within that new space.

Duration:00:50:26

s2e3: The Safest Place

6/10/2019
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There’s a particular contentment that comes in our falling in love again, dreaming again, hoping again. In our moments of rediscovered innocence, and in our informed and yet defiant idealism. As we reconstruct life on the other side of grief, loss, and tremendous shifts in perspective, the greatest refuge to be found is in the new things we love. It’s almost a kind of resurrection, where you’re armed with all you’ve experienced and learned, but open to something new and beautiful.

Duration:00:57:07

s3e2: A Greater Presence

6/3/2019
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In certain religious ways of seeing the world, it can be easy to mistake presence for transcendence. We struggle to fully embody our own experiences in the ‘here and now’ when everything is made to be ‘the somewhere else and the not yet.’ It turns out that being fully intimate with our own experience can be difficult when we have to filter everything through an “eternal” worldview. When that’s you, you end up holding each moment at arm’s length. And a lack of full presence doesn’t just...

Duration:00:55:22

s3e1: Targets

5/26/2019
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For our season premier, we pivot from where we’ve been to lean more on where we are, and where we’re headed. In three stories of birth and rebirth, we look to the attribution of our targets once we’re on the other side. This is an episode of children, of parents, and of middle space. Of generations… and emancipations.

Duration:01:04:11

WHERE SEASON 3 IS GOING (and how YOU can be a part of it)!

2/9/2019
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Season 3 of The Airing of Grief is coming very soon. Here is everything you need to know!

Duration:00:11:11

s2e23: Singing Over Shadows

9/9/2018
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The Airing of Grief Season 2 has been long and dynamic and varied. So the question arises: How do you “end” a season like this? We’re not sure you really can. So maybe this is more of a pause. An array of voices in a flowing conversation – meandering together like objects in shared, resonant space. A coda to embodiment and finding ourselves within each other’s stories.

Duration:01:05:26

s2e22: Fragments

9/2/2018
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This is the third and final installment in a series of experimental discussions featuring the producers of The Airing of Grief. In this episode, Kevin shares his story – along with his answers to the "three questions" covered previously by Jamie, Derek and Jon. You can spend a long time reforming and even reconstructing faith before you ultimately encounter some of the biggest and hardest questions. Sometimes gravity takes a long time to catch up.

Duration:01:17:15

s2e21: Personas

8/26/2018
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We continue this week with another experimental episode in the form of a conversation between longtime friends. This time, our producers Kevin and Jon explore the "three questions" introduced in our previous episode, "The Meaning We Assign."

Duration:01:04:32

s2e20: The Meaning We Assign

8/19/2018
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With just a few more episodes left to come in Season 2, we're taking a moment for a more experimental conversation within our format… Three questions. Pause. Take stock. Mark the time. That's what our producers Jamie and Derek are doing in this discussion they recorded together – in which they field some questions that many of us are experiencing our own answers evolving in response to.

Duration:00:53:59

s2e19: Sacred Masculine

8/12/2018
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From repressive constructs which drag us down and hold us back... some men are fighting the better fight to emerge newly embodied and in touch.

Duration:00:46:15

s2e18: In A Mirror Clearly

8/5/2018
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So much of our spiritual baggage concerns how we perceive ourselves. Perhaps above all other aspects of reimagining our beliefs, there is an incredible amount of work to be done in reframing our biases and attitudes towards the person in the mirror. There are new places to find rest and new places to finally engage.

Duration:00:39:47

s2e17: Enough

7/29/2018
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This is a story of fragmentation which leads to a need for approval, to have purpose, to be accepted, to be closer, to be ENOUGH... all of these things exploited by a system which seeks to keep us from reconnecting to who we were before our fragmentation ever set in. A system which just wants us performing to its expectations. But this is also a story of learning to see the world through your own eyes. A story of coming back from the enticing manipulation which causes us to see ourselves as...

Duration:00:59:04