Christina Brinkley: [00:00:00] when you bear witness, what you’re doing is you’re opening your heart and allowing the pain in the collective to spark the pain inside of you.
Kristin Taylor:Hello, I am thrilled to say that once again, we have intuitive guide, Christina Brinkley with us today. And before I give her the official welcome as a reminder, she does soul’s journey. If you have not listened to any of her episodes, I encourage you to starting with the first one where she explains how she discovered These abilities and a bit about her story because it’s fascinating. If you want to learn more about her, go to souljourneywithkristina. com. Feels like given everything that is going on in the world, um, it’s really important that we take a look [00:01:00] at healing and spirituality. And before we get started, Kristina and I, particularly Kristina, but if you listen to my latest Pause for Reflection, you know, this is very heavy on my heart as well. with the horror of what is taking place globally. Ukraine, Israel, Palestine, particularly in the Gaza Strip. We want to be so sensitive to human suffering. Everything that is coming through, um, takes a different perspective, meaning larger perspective. But as human beings, um, just know that we are sending love and light and care for people who are moving through trauma.
So welcome, Christina. It’s so wonderful to see you as always.
Christina Brinkley: having me.
Think that, you know, this, this time is, um, this time is so important for [00:02:00] all of us. Um, and I do feel that we, all of us here, um, are not here by mistake. We all have a purpose and a, um, a place and While this time in the collective is very intense, there are actionable things that we should be doing, um, and there are patterns of the collective that are coming up to heal at this time and Old ways of doing things are coming back to the surface.
So I, I feel really called to share, um, my guide’s kind of vision of how we should, should manage this. And this is a timeless type of, um, response because we all [00:03:00] know that, um, we hit pockets of big collective moments. Where we’re all glued to the television, glued to the news. Every, everyone is getting activated, lit up by what’s happening.
And, um, we cycle through these, these things collectively. Um, and unfortunately some people are directly, are participating directly. But a lot of us are, are still participating. Even, even far away. Even if we have no direct connection, we are all responsible and we are all affected by it. Um, and so I think the messages that are coming through for me now, um, and they have been coming through since my guides have been speaking to me.
They’ve been saying the same thing. They’ve been, I think, preparing me for this type of [00:04:00]work. Um, the work I do is individual work, but it’s always for the greater good of the collective. That is my goal. My goal is always for the greater good. Um, all of my sessions, even if they’re working individually with clients, they are meant to change the trajectory of our planet.
Like that is what I’m bringing into, to the experience. So I think first and foremost, I want to really, um, Remind everyone that the most important thing that everyone should be doing right now on a daily basis is clearing their field and I know a lot of people have maybe healthy meditation practices, but I am not talking about a meditation practice I I am I’m Clearing your field [00:05:00] is like creating a energetic hygiene So, let’s say that you, um, let’s say that you, you have a house cleaner come and clean your house once a week.
But then you never touched, after they left, you never touched a dish, you threw your trash on the floor, you didn’t clean up anything for the entire week. So maybe for the first couple of days it would still be like clean and nice, but by the time it was time for, um, The cleaner to come again, it would be gross and filthy and disgust smelly and like chaos and clutter. That’s what happens to your field. That’s what happens to our field when we go out into the world. You’re going to the grocery store, you’re going to pick up at school or whatever it is that you’re doing. You’re going to work. Um, you’re just absorbing the energies of the collective, right? [00:06:00] Um, and if you’re not releasing them at the end of the night, Or resetting in the morning before you go out, you are contributing to the chaos on the planet.
And so we are all, the moment you become aware of that, you’re now responsible. The moment it becomes, comes to your awareness. You are now accountable for clearing your field. Um, just the same as if, like, someone lived in the woods and, like, was raised by, like, wolves, and then they came to, and then they learned how to, like, wash.
their body and, and clean, brush their teeth and they would, now, now that they know, this is how you keep your body healthy, right? This is how you keep your energy body healthy. I think a lot of people confuse that with a meditation practice, sitting in stillness. It’s really important and it’s really beautiful, but that’s not the same thing.
Clearing your field is actively releasing energies and calling your [00:07:00] energy back in. And so, I advise anyone who doesn’t have a good practice on that. There’s plenty of resources and if for some reason you’re like super lost and you’re like, Oh, I want to participate in this. I want to clear my field, but I don’t know where to start.
Come to me. Reach out to me. I will send you a free clearing that you can listen to every day and you can make it yours and… I, uh, you know, everyone should be doing it. This is a baseline of what, there’s plenty of people that will never do it. And that’s just not part of what they, what they’re doing. But if you’re at the place where you’re hearing this, it’s for you.
You’re meant to be doing this. This is a call to action. Um, the more people that are clearing their field on a daily basis, it’s bringing them back into alignment. Not only will it benefit your life, which it truly will. You’ll start to notice that your life is shifting and changing. You’ll start to feel more [00:08:00]yourself.
You’ll have clearer decisions, clarity, stronger intuition, your relationships will get better, life will get easier, your reactions to things will start to get softer and calmer. That’s just what happens when you clear your field on a daily basis. But, what happens in the planet… Is that when you’re going out into the world and you’re not lit up with all this chaos and your field is clear and it’s your own authentic energy, what you’re doing is you’re giving others permission.
So what happens is, imagine two people at a grocery store and they’re crossing paths. Your energy field and their energy field communicate. And that their field is looking at your field and like, Oh, like, kind of like, I want what she’s having, like, I want a piece of that. That’s great. And you’re, you’re giving, that’s it.
This is the ripple effect. This is how you bring light to the planet. This is how you, these are [00:09:00]small. This is a small way to do it, but this is the baseline to do it. It is so important. I have clients that fully believe in this. Come to me, want me to work their field, and they don’t do a daily, they don’t have a daily practice, and I’m, so of course, I, they come to me on a weekly basis, or bi weekly basis, and I’m clearing their field, but, and I’m doing deep work on them, but they’re not keeping it up, so, so if they’re not doing their work, it’s, it’s not gonna, they’re not gonna see the results that they really want, they’re not gonna, and they’re gonna be relying on me to like, they’re Keep themselves together when they really can do it themselves, you know?
Kristin Taylor: Yeah, this is really landing with me, and this is not something that’s, um, that I’m Not familiar with. I am familiar with it. I’m wondering, um, you said people can come to you. Is that something you can share with [00:10:00] us? A link to a clearing of the field video or audio that you provide that perhaps that we can
Christina Brinkley: yeah. Yeah, I can do that.
Kristin Taylor: with folks?
Christina Brinkley: I don’t, I, I mean, I don’t have like a, a fancy one done right now. I just have one I
Kristin Taylor: Doesn’t matter.
Christina Brinkley: um, yes, I can absolutely do that. Um,
Kristin Taylor: Thank you. Thank you. Fancy is not important. It’s all about just having some tools because I hear that it’s one thing. Not everyone can afford a personal trainer, but if you’re seeing a personal trainer once a month or biweekly, that’s not going to get you in shape, but it’s an everyday practice.
How long does it take to sit in intention and move through a process of
Christina Brinkley: Oh, you could do it in two minutes or you can do it in. I think, like, if you really dug deep, it could take, like, 15, but even that is, like, so quick. Um, but yes, you can do it very quickly. This is different than meditation. It’s not, you’re not sitting in meditation, you’re actively moving or [00:11:00] allowing energies to move off your body and to, and to calling your energies back in and grounding your field.
And there’s specific tools that are used to do that. And I use visuals to help make that. to, to kind of, um, make it stronger. But you can do it, um, there’s different ways you can do it. And I, and I can explain that in the, in the recording that I’ll, I’ll provide for anyone that wants it.
Kristin Taylor: I appreciate that and I appreciate that. I love how you as you’re saying that the sun is coming right behind you. It’s actually gorgeous.
We had another guest on first of all, I just want to say before we got started, you’re like, I’m not sure what’s exactly going to come through and you’re being so incredibly eloquent and powerful.
So thank you to you and to your guides. I really, really appreciate what you’re saying and how you’re saying it. We had another guest. Um, she’s part of what’s called the sage meth method. Um, her name is. Isabel, and right now her last name is, um, escaping me, but she talked a lot about clearing. And [00:12:00] one of the things that stayed with me, she has a, she has an acronym for it and again right now I can’t remember it, but when I am feeling overly activated, I imagine myself standing at this, um, Kind of like a cliff above the ocean and I imagine just the wind moving through me and taking away all those like dark and clumpy energies that are just no longer serving me. Is that kind of like what you’re talking about?
Christina Brinkley: Yes. And you can, using those type of tools, that’s, those are, those are really beautiful ways and you can do different things. I mean, I think that’s a really beautiful way of doing it. Um, uh, you know, some people would like to use fires, imagine like little bonfires pulling the energies out.
There’s, you know, there’s different ways. Sorry, I’m just trying to, the sun, the sun ray wants to chase me, I’m to, trying to move it. So, um. Yeah, it’s, there’s, there are, [00:13:00] there are many ways to do it, and I think everyone should kind of make it their own. But I think it’s helpful to kind of hear how to do it first, and then you can kind of get an idea.
And then what I find is, so this should be done every day. Now, um, in times of intensity, um, Either you’re, in your personal life, you’re going through a harder time, or the world is going through a harder time. It, you want to amp it up. You might want to do it a few times a day. I, I clear my field through, I’ve been clearing my field throughout the day for like, at least the past week.
Um, because You know, it’s so easy. You click on, you know, social media and then you’re immediately brought back in and you’re absorbing stuff. You’re absorbing stuff from everywhere. Um, and then I realized, like, oh, I’m, um, I’m so sorry.
Kristin Taylor: I don’t think you’re going to win. It’s the sun against you.
Christina Brinkley: It’s [00:14:00] trying to find me. Um, so, so that’s like, uh, it’s really important to kind of amp it up right now.
Um, so if you do have a practice, make sure you’re not forgetting your tools. I mean, a lot of times when things get big, we forget. We kind of like free, you know, we might have a nervous system response and we freeze, but we need, this is a time to use your tools. Um, and again, meditation is. It’s super helpful, but this is not meditation.
I’m talking about clearing your field. This is an act of participation in your own evolution and the evolution of the planet. Now, now, about collective, um, moments of horror, tragedy, um, When these things happen, and, and, they will continue to happen, um, because that’s part of our human experience.
So most of us would like to be [00:15:00] awakened by these By the you know something something beautiful that seeing an act of kindness or whatever, you know all these things But that’s not actually how most people are awakened most people Pain is a really powerful portal into healing and a lot of us Choose pain and sometimes the collective chooses pain and what we’re experiencing right now is a large pain portal that we are being asked to walk through. There is medicine on the other end and the people that are participating, the souls that are participating directly in this collective pain are, are like the first line of defense. They’re [00:16:00] like, we’re, we’re all these spiritual warriors being called to action and they’re the first line of defense and it’s so heartbreaking. But their souls chose this as, uh, to participate in part of our awakening. And not just, not just the bright lights that have lost, that have been lost, but even the darkness is choosing this as part.
Their, their souls chose to be part of this awakening. And what the rest of us who are, there are layers of, of how, of how you experience this. And so I’m going to speak to the people who are not directly, because if you’re, if you’re directly affected by this, then you process it the way you process any grief and pain. But people who are indirect [00:17:00] or not directly, um, affected by it, uh, in a collective tragedy, oftentimes. We think that oftentimes what happens is that people do not, uh, grieve as if they’re directly affected. We all are directly affected, but you may not think you’re directly affected. So what I notice that happens during these times on the planet is that What our goal is, what are, what are, what we’re being called to, we’re being called to action, right?
Spiritual warriors are being called to action. This is our time. What are, what is our action? Our action is to bear witness to the pain, because the pain is the portal into the medicine. We have to bear witness. We don’t take it on. We’re not pulling the pain into us. Or, I [00:18:00] know, it is a hard part, but
Kristin Taylor: that’s why the clearing is so important,
Christina Brinkley: I think, because, because even the, even the greatest of healers are going to soak in some collective pain. It’s, it’s, it’s a lot. So, that’s why you have to clear your field. So you have to know the tools,
Kristin Taylor: right.
Christina Brinkley: but you have to bear witness without taking it on. And when you bear witness, what you’re doing is you’re opening your heart and allowing the pain in the collective to spark the pain inside of you. Now, we all hold pain, trauma, grief, sadness, fear. We all hold it. Maybe it’s on a small scale, like the tiniest scale compared to what’s happening. But every single ounce that we can metabolize within ourselves frees and sets free. the collective just a little bit. We’re,[00:19:00]
All holding pieces of the grief.
So if we’re, or the anger, or the rage, or the hurt, so if we’re metabolizing it in ourselves, it’s lightening the load of the planet. And, so we’re being asked to not do the collective grief work. You’re not jumping in and, and, and, and processing the pain of those that have Died or been hurt or traumatized or all the things that are happened, right? We’re being asked, you’re being asked to do your own work. You’re letting it open you up and work through what’s happening in you. And so the more space that we eat, we create through these pain portals, the more space that we have to hold for those that have, that are not able to do Do this work right now.
Kristin Taylor: [00:20:00] Yes.
Christina Brinkley: And so, so it is our job to, that is our call to action. Our call to action is to bear witness, to not look away, to bear witness,
Kristin Taylor: Mm. Mm hmm.
Christina Brinkley: And here’s the thing, is that even if you have lived a very safe and, and, and happy life in this lifetime, and there’s not a lot of trauma to maybe tap into when you’re bear wit you’re doing the bear witness, You have, your soul has experienced many lifetimes, especially if you’re listening to this.
You’re probably not, you’ve probably been around for a while. You’ve, your soul has probably been to war before. Your soul has experienced war on some level before or some tragedy or or whatever, right? So your soul is being lit up right now. Your soul is needing to grieve and to, yeah, [00:21:00] and your soul needs to process this.
So even if it doesn’t quite make sense to you, you don’t have to connect it to something very specific in your lifetime. If you’re allowing yourself to open up and you’re grieving, You can trust that it needed to leave you, that you were carrying the weight of something for maybe lifetimes. That is what we’re being asked to do.
Now, what often happens, and this is a pattern that plays again and again. Americans are very unique to this, but, we’re, I mean, we’re not unique to this, there are plenty other places that, um, experience some sort of, um, numbness to emotions, but Americans tend to, um, distract themselves from pain, um, that’s why we, that’s why it’s a unique Uh, when [00:22:00] you turn on the TV in America, as opposed to anywhere else, you just see ads about medicine, of all the medicines.
Kristin Taylor: Crazy, right?
Christina Brinkley: putting, you know,
Kristin Taylor: The pharmaceuticals
Christina Brinkley: are, we have a fix it, numb it, get, distract us, like, there’s, that’s the world that we live in. And,
Kristin Taylor: Yeah, that’s the culture. That’s
Christina Brinkley: and so we,
Kristin Taylor: It
Christina Brinkley: what we’re being asked is to, one, you have to start, You have to stop yourself when you find yourself trying to distract or numb or fix it really quick.
Anything you’re trying to fix in a hurry, that’s the moment you need to pause and stop and, and be willing to sit in the pain. One of the things that clients kept saying to me is that this is just so painful. And I, it felt like they wanted me to, they were coming to me to help, to like do, you know, healings.
[00:23:00] And I, I would And their field and their field was beautiful. Their field was really clear and I was like, your field looks great. And I was like, and then I realized, Oh, they’re asking me to take the pain away. And this is painful.
Kristin Taylor: doesn’t work that way. It doesn’t work that way.
Christina Brinkley: and it’s,
Kristin Taylor: You have to feel it.
Christina Brinkley: It’s okay for it to be painful.
It’s okay that there is some, it doesn’t mean it’s going to last forever, but it, but while it’s here, we have to bear witness to it. And it’s okay that it’s painful. And.
Kristin Taylor: Well, what I love with the collective is that it is our responsibility, that it’s not just the people who are on the front lines. But even if there are many degrees of separation, We all made the choice to be here at this time and there needs to be a willingness to feel it and the tools, like you said, to then cleanse it so that you’re not, I think people fear being emotionally annihilated.
Christina Brinkley: there [00:24:00] and that’s why we have to have the tools to release it because we no one is asking you to hold the pain of the world that’s that’s one it doesn’t help anyone if you take other people’s emotions and or burdens and you pull them into your Self, that’s an old way of, that’s like an old healing method that people, that healers used to do and then it doesn’t work because what happens is it’s impossible for you to process someone else’s emotions.
We can only process our own emotions, so we have to give back everyone else’s. And then allow what we, but we have a lot. We think we might not have a lot, but we have a lot. Our soul’s been through a lot. We’re, we have a lot to work with. So you don’t have to take anyone else’s on. You can just bear witness and process.
Now what happens is, is that there are people who are unwilling or unable or incapable because the moment they [00:25:00] see something tragic in the collective and they tap into that pain, They have not done their work. It is too painful for them. So they do one of a few things. There are people who just turn off.
I can’t look at this. And they just, they don’t want to look. They don’t want to see it. They don’t want to look at it. And I understand those people. It is a lot. And they’re, and we’re, and I’m not judging anyone, but this is a, this is a thing that is happening, is that if you’re turning away, it means you have not done your, you have not done enough of your work.
It means that the pain is too much, that it’s, it’s tapping into your pain. Not that the, that pain is too much, it’s that you have not done the work to create space in your field, which should be a big, Like red flag, like you should be like, oh, I need to be doing my work. I need to be grieving more There’s there’s not enough space for me to hold [00:26:00] For me to bear witness to humanity right now what’s happening in the end of on the planet and then this another thing that happens is There’s the deniers.
Those are the most locked in pain The people who can’t even conceive of it, so they deny it. Because it’s too painful for them to under Like, they, their conscious mind can’t The people who look away know that something’s happening, and they’re like, I just, it’s too much. The people who deny it, their conscious mind shuts down.
Like, it, they can’t There are people that, you know, there We see examples of this all the time, which is like, the Sandy Hook deniers. There’s people that That don’t even believe some because they can’t conceive of it. But that means they are not they have a lot of work to do. They have a they really need to look at their souls because their [00:27:00] souls are pleading with them to like, wake up.
And and do the
Kristin Taylor: feels like those folks are also the folks who are least likely To look at themselves because of all those mechanisms in place, the lack of awareness. Can we pause here for just a second? I have curiosity with these folks because when I think about us collectively, that to me, they represent one of our greatest vulnerabilities,
both that they are unconsciously saying on a human level. I can’t do this, therefore it doesn’t exist while their souls are pleading with them. And also that they are perpetrating harm like the Sandy Hook deniers. So how do we, as people who are more conscious, how do we stay in relationship to them and
Christina Brinkley: they are doing is very harmful. And also, [00:28:00] what we we only have control over What we do. So what we can do is that the more that we do our work, the the people that are capable, because I know a lot of people that are capable and they still shut down. So if you are capable and you are hearing this message, it means that you are being called to action.
You are responsible for your, for doing your work, for clearing your field, for, for touching into your. Your grief and, and pain, and, and it’s not about just being in your shadow all the time.
Kristin Taylor: Hmm.
Christina Brinkley: Right. The only way to, to truly feel joy is to truly feel sadness. There’s no, anything that you think, if you think you’re living a love and light, light, I just good high vibes.
If you just, if you [00:29:00] think you’re living that, you’re not. You’re, it’s, it’s, you’re really You’re, you’re in a bubble of, of, you’re missing something even more beautiful. Because the medicine that happens when you’re broken open in your own grief, this, the joy that happens on the other end is so juicy and, and yummy and, and you can only attain it if you’re willing to walk through the fire, right?
And we’re all being asked to, and that is part of our evolution. If you want to be part of the evolution of the planet, if you want to be part of the betterment of the planet, then you have to. actively participate. And that means you’re being called to action. You’re and and if you want. If you’re, if you’re like, okay, maybe I’ll catch it on the next collective, uh, how about this?
It’ll, it’ll, it’ll bring you the better job, it’ll bring [00:30:00] you the, the soulmate you’re looking for. It, it’ll, it has all those
Kristin Taylor: You’re like, we’ve got to incentivize
Christina Brinkley: has all those other yummy things that people are looking for. I
Kristin Taylor: Yeah,
Christina Brinkley: get all the other yummy stuff. Your relationships are gonna get better, everything.
All that other stuff is gonna, is gonna start.
Kristin Taylor: Upgrade.
Christina Brinkley: but on top of that you’re going to participate in our evolution and we need everyone because there are pockets and groups of people that are unwilling or Incapable because they’re pain they’re locked in some pain that they can’t touch into and here’s what I know The more we are willing to do our work the more it will gently start to unwind them and then they’ll just So we’re on, we’re doing their work, you know, we’re doing some of the work for them to take, because the more that we free ourselves, we free everyone.
Kristin Taylor: Got it.
Christina Brinkley: we are helping them lighten the load. We are helping in all aspects. There is another important group that come, that arises in tragedy, and it’s the people that, um, the debaters. The, the debaters is another deeply form, like, big form of distraction. When you are jumping into the mix and trying to debate, you’re immediately saying that there is a right and a wrong. When there is a trap, when the simplest thing has happened, someone has, life has been lost. And that’s, and, and, even in an inhuman way, right? And… And now there’s people that are debating, well, did they deserve it or why did this happen? Or then there’s a debate that happens and that is also a distraction.
And even the well meaning that are [00:32:00] like trying to convince people, like even the people that are trying to convince people of, no, don’t you see, don’t you see the humanity? Like we need to, we need to think about all the lives that are lost. Even those people are still just. That all of their energy is going into endless debate,
Kristin Taylor: So in the engagement, can I, can I paraphrase what you’re saying because this one feels, it’s all really important. This one feels like a little thorny because it brings up like ideas around social justice and people can get caught in, um, the realm of intellectually parsing through it and trying to determine where there’s righteousness, right?
Because it was actually after I drove my kiddo to school, I was, I was coming home and, um, And I don’t want to get political here, but I mean, just. Biblically speaking, you know, when you’re talking about Israel’s and the Jews and Abraham and then of course, you know, Palestine and it’s good. There are two state solution like [00:33:00] it’s so complicated and there have been centuries of quote unquote debate.
There was a young woman who said, we just have to remember, we all believe this is about humanity. And that really resonated with me. But what I’m also hearing you saying, if She is staying locked in trying to fight people who are debating, she’s participating in the debate and not in being more focused on the portal of pain, recognizing that she signed up for that, leaving room for feeling the pain and processing it as her responsibility as we all move through
Christina Brinkley: Um, so what I think what she said is totally fine. I don’t think that’s part of the debate, the
Kristin Taylor: Not what she said, it’s the participation of getting it hooked.
Christina Brinkley: here’s what I will say. There’s a difference between being an activist, [00:34:00] a social justice, um, activist. Um, yes, it, and be, and, and participating in an online back and forth battle.
Kristin Taylor: Mmm.
Christina Brinkley: There are people who are well informed and have, and have been following certain, um, You know, social justice issues for a long time. And if you’re interested, if something sparks your interest, then you fall in line and follow, uh, the people who have done the work, and then you build upon that work. But you can’t jump in at the, like, the 11th hour with all opinions that you’re finding from random sources that you don’t know where it’s coming from, and then you’re debating in it. What you’re doing is distraction if you are not participating in your own emotional, [00:35:00] um, ’cause there’s people, the pe I promise you, the people that are, are part of this social justice movement and they are activists. I promise you. They are doing their work and maybe not all of them, but I, I know a lot of them have been grieving this experience.
They have, they’ve been processing it. This is not their, This is not the time for a, the battle for them. This is an opportunity to bring more awareness to maybe longer, deeper issues. But that is not what, that, that’s different than getting on in an online debate with someone you went to high school with on like,
Kristin Taylor: Yeah, I love that distinction. I love that distinction. That’s why I wanted to pause us because I think it can be just people could misunderstand that like social justice from a place of being in your integrity, processing and really working to raise consciousness and promote positive [00:36:00]change is critical.
It’s that online debating where it’s a
Christina Brinkley: and there’s plenty of things that we can do simultaneously with um, with doing the work. With doing your own bare wit I’m not saying that the only thing you should be doing right now is bare witnessing and like grieving. You can still Donate to causes you can still educate yourself. You can still um, you know the Whatever it is, like whatever it is that weight that you know bringing kindness to the world Um, helping your neighbor, whatever it is that sparks you in this moment that makes you want to add, there, there’s plenty of things that we can do, um, actionably that can, that can bring about change and, and, and those opportunities.
But if, but I’m talking about checking where your energy is going. If your energy is going into looking away, I [00:37:00] can’t look at this. If your energy is going into, this didn’t happen, there’s no way. I, I, I read this conspiracy that this, and then people get attached to that because it, it really, it gives them an, it gives them the, um, they get to like, they get to bypass it.
They don’t, they don’t have to believe it. Or if you’re, if you’re getting worked up and, I do. There’s been many times where I’ll see someone post something, misinformation, something that is not correct. And my, and I find myself and I’m like, and I want to jump in and I want to be like, I want to school them or tell them like, this is incorrect information.
And then I have to stop myself. And I’m like, what is the pain that I’m feeling right now that makes me feel like I need to, to, to jump into this. What, what is it that I’m
Kristin Taylor: Into the fray.
Christina Brinkley: I, and that, and there’s always something I’m avoiding in that, those moments. There’s, when I’m searching, and I’m seeing it, and I’m getting caught [00:38:00] up in the debate, it’s because I’m not willing to sit with something.
And, and you can’t, in times like this, you can’t just sit in it. You have to pull out. You have to spend time with your family. You have to do something fun and laugh and go into nature. These are the times where you just really get simple, but then you go back in. And then you, when you’re, when you’re ready, you go back in, you bear witness, you start to release more.
And then, and then you take a, take a break. And then you, and you go back to your life. And, and that’s how we move through these. And, um. There’s some bigger themes that have been coming up in my healings this week that I think are connected to the collective. I would say one of the things, um, one of the biggest example themes that I saw coming up with my clients, and I think it pertains to a bigger healing in the collective, is that there is a [00:39:00] tendency for a lot of people, this is not a This is not about a certain group of people, this is, like, a lot of people have this tendency.
And I think we’re, the goal is to move out of it. But, um, one of the things that I was shown is that we hold pain. Often times we hold onto pain because we think that if we heal it and release it, that we’ll forget. And then it could happen again. And so, hold it. And the, and this is such a silly example, but this is an example, my guides don’t like it when I call their examples silly.
But they’re, they’re like, we make it simple because of how you think. They’re like, it’s not us, it’s you.
Kristin Taylor: It’s not us, it’s
Christina Brinkley: But, okay, so, um, so the example that they gave me is, um, let’s say you’re [00:40:00] riding a bike and you’re doing like a trick on it. Where you fall, and you break your leg, and you have to take time, you heal it, it gets better, and then you get back on the bike, and you ride again, right?
That’s the goal. But what they’re showing me is that what people, what people do, the um, how this works in our like field, is that it would be like if we rode, rode a bike, did a trick, fell off, broke our leg, And then we’re so terrified that we would do this, make the same mistake again, that we didn’t allow our leg to heal.
That we just walked with a crutch and then we just kind of hobbled along, never getting back on the bike again. And what they were showing me is the difference is, is that when you heal, when you get back on the bike, you’re not like, you didn’t forget you [00:41:00] broke your leg. But not only did you not forget you broke your leg, your leg is healed, you didn’t forget about it, but now you have more information.
You’re like, okay, I can’t do it this way anymore, so I’m gonna come up with a new path forward. I’m gonna do a new way. So, not only is healing it… allowing you to get back on the bike, that’s the bare minimum. Now you’re gonna, not only are you getting it back on the bike, but you have more information because you’re getting back on the bike.
You have more tools to move forward, to keep you safe, to keep, to come up with a new way of doing things. Whereas,
Kristin Taylor: You’re wiser and even more resourced than you were before.
Christina Brinkley: so you needed that broken leg to come up with a new path or whatever. Maybe, maybe that was part of your journey, but by, if you kept The pain of it, if you kept the pain of it and, and it, it kept you from getting back on the bike, you would just, so yeah.[00:42:00]
You probably wouldn’t, you probably, you wouldn’t get back on the bike.
Kristin Taylor: Your risk is lower. Your risk is
Christina Brinkley: off the bike again because you’re not even get on it. You’re very aware of it. You’re carrying the pain and you’re always referring back to it and it’s right there and you are like that, that is, um, but it’s such a limited way of, of experiencing this life.
And what I’m being shown is that that is. A lot of what’s coming up. That’s why these deep, historical, painful, collective, um, you know, cyclical wars that are coming up are often rooted in a lot of, like, Well, this happened, this happened before, this happened before, and you know, and there’s, there, there’s a lot of like clashing of not willing to create a new path forward because of so many people are holding on to that pain, which I get it because they, they think that if you, if you [00:43:00] heal it and you, and you truly let it go, they’ll forget, but it, but that’s not the case.
No one’s going to perfect.
Kristin Taylor: That’s not the lesson. That is so profound. Whether it’s in my own life, personally, I’m thinking of times, whether it’s relationships or illness or, my God, I know I’ve done that. But yeah, historically and collectively,
Christina Brinkley: is definitely an.
Kristin Taylor: that is profound.
Christina Brinkley: an individual thing that we can break up. If we bring it to our awareness and we can start to break it up and we can start to realize that, like, if just the notion of, of, of being like, Hey, what am I holding onto that? I think that I’m, that I think is if I hold onto it, it will never happen again.
What am I willing to let go of so that I can heal? Because What I will, I say this to people all the time, is that often times the people who do start to forget [00:44:00] are often because they haven’t created the space for the healing. When you heal, your memory and your experience of it is from such a brighter place from, that you can actually see it in such a different way.
That it doesn’t, that, the, it’s, what I see is that people want to, To get over that hump of the fear of forgetting is so important, but once you’re over it, you realize that you have so much more information. And so the, the old way of stopping yourself, it, we’re being called to let that go. And we’re being called to let that go in, in all of us individually.
And as we do it individually, it will release the choke hold it has on these historical conflicts that keep kind of re Igniting over and over and over again.
Kristin Taylor: Mm hmm recurring over and over and over again. It’s like capacity building the healing builds the [00:45:00] capacity to forge a new path forward. Oh My gosh, that’s really powerful That’s really really powerful So as always our time goes by so quickly Um, to recap and I haven’t been taking notes so help me out here because this was chock full of wisdom and calls to action and bringing awareness to there is agency in this.
So it’s clearing our field and you will be sharing either they can go to your
Christina Brinkley: And reach out to me
Kristin Taylor: souljourneywithkristina. com reach out to Kristina.
Christina Brinkley: send you a link.
Kristin Taylor: Wonderful. I really appreciate that. The more that, I mean for me as just the host of this little show, the more I can feel like I’m putting positive out there in the face of so many people who are moving through this heroin experience.
But so [00:46:00] clearing is really important. Um, it’s important to understand that the pain is the portal and that we signed up for this. And that we have to give space to feeling it, but then continue to clear, continue to clear those three different types of people, right? So the two that are standing there with me are those who get caught in the
Christina Brinkley: aware of where your
Kristin Taylor: those who are the deniers, being aware of what your energy is avoiding as well as what you’re trying to avoid.
And then recognizing that holding on to our pain, we are using it as like a safeguard, but it really only cripples and hobbles us. And if we allow ourselves to heal, it gives capacity and space for finding, finding new routes. And we’re doing this not only individually, but collectively.
Christina Brinkley: Beautiful.
Kristin Taylor: Oh, that’s good. God that’s [00:47:00] good.
Okay. Not that that is not enough, but as we go into transitioning, um, to end this episode, Christina, is there anything else that you or your guides have not given voice to that feels important to share?
Christina Brinkley: I think that a good reminder when the world feels heavy and dense is that What we’re feeling is all the things coming to the surface to be released. And I think that’s a really important reminder because we can really get in our head and feel burdened by it. But, but knowing that it feels the strongest as it’s leaving is really important.
Um, I know, It helps me a lot to remember that it always feels so strong as it’s leaving and then once it’s gone on the other end It’s like and that and that’s what we’re doing right now. We’re processing a wave of release
Kristin Taylor: [00:48:00] That’s so, so important. Emotional processing requires courage. It requires courage and the reminder that it might feel most acute. Right before it’s about to release. Okay. Beautiful. Sometimes I’m just without words. This is exactly, for me, what the doctor ordered. Needing the insight. Needing a path forward.
Needing tools. Needing to feel like I’m not just sitting idly by. And that bearing witness is part of what’s being asked for. But how to bear witness. And why it matters individually and collectively. And that this is about awakening and we can participate in that in a way that is meaningful even in our solitary lives because we’re all connected.[00:49:00]
Thank you so much.
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