048 -What is Self-Love? Unmaking Shame and Cultivating Self-Love. Jeff Golden

What is self love and how to do it?

Isn’t this a fundamental question we all ask ourselves?

How does shame affect a person?

Haven’t we all acknowledged our shame only to suppress it again?


🎙️ Hey there, Explorers!

Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing? In my latest podcast episode, I’m joined by Jeff Golden, the author of “Reclaiming the Sacred: Healing Our Relationship with Ourselves and the World – Grand Prize Winner of 2023 Nautilus Book Award.

This episode offers profound insights into our modern society’s impact on our inner selves and presents a path towards transformation and personal growth. We explore the impact of shame and how it affects us.

Jeff reveals that “Reclaiming the Sacred” has been ten years in the making, making it a true labor of love. The book unfolds in unexpected and surprising ways, taking readers on a journey that is both enlightening and transformative. It serves as a bridge for those living in a materialistic society, helping us reconnect with our inherent qualities as human beings.

During our conversation, Jeff and I discuss the concept of living documents, personal growth, and the impact of materialism on spirituality. We explore the effects of the modern world on our emotions, sense of self, and relationships. Jeff shares his deep experiences during the writing process, and how he learnt to deal with the internal shame he tried for many years to hide. I reflect on my own journey of reclaiming my sacred relationship with myself.

We delve into the poverty of spirit in our society and the need to break free from the externalization of our identities through brands and possessions. Jeff and I agree that it’s time to step back, focus on the abundance within ourselves and the world, and embrace our true selves.

Throughout the episode, Jeff shares personal stories and insights backed by research, making “Reclaiming the Sacred” an essential read for anyone on a path of self-discovery and personal transformation. The book addresses the psychology of happiness, money, materialism, and the importance of embracing wonder.

We explore the impact of shame, negative self-beliefs, and emotional baggage on our relationships and interactions with others. Jeff encourages us to normalize the impact of shame and strive for self-acceptance and growth. We discuss the power of vulnerability and the importance of creating sacred spaces in our relationships.

By breaking down barriers and embracing self-compassion, we can truly connect with our true selves and live authentically. Jeff’s book offers practical exercises and guidance on identifying and confronting negative self-beliefs, paving the way for personal growth and self-discovery.

Join us on this compelling journey of self-reclamation and let go of the limiting beliefs that hold you back. Listen to the full episode now🎧

📔JEFF’S BOOK: https://geni.us/Reclaimingthesacred (Amazon)
🌳JEFF”S WEBSITE: https://reclaimingthesacred.net/

YouTube-FLIP THE BOOK – an excerpt of this interview.💫💫For those who love to explore human nature, personal growth and spiritually awakened conversations. Excerpt from the Insight & Awareness Spiritual Explorers Podcasts.
NEW: Flip the Book has journal prompts!!
💫DO YOU trust your intuition?
💫WHAT would you say if you got the same PARAGRAPH?
💫Journal your answer. Use Jeff’s page and the discussion as a conversation starters with your friends or a point to contemplate. FLIP THE BOOK is an Intuitive and self-reflective discussion that is both revealing and full of philosophical questions and answers. We learn a lot from other people’s experiences and perception.
💫FIND OUT WHAT you resonate with and explore why it touches your soul?
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