Jeff Brown is the author of the book Grounded Spirituality, which calls out and critically reviews ungrounded spiritualities, and presents a new model of authentic humanness, offering us a more integrated, embodied, and heartfelt path going forward. We can see the misuse of power in the highest levels of leadership — in politics, in Hollywood, and even in spiritual communities. Jeff has joined me today to explore the reasons that too many of us don’t feel empowered to speak up against the misuse of power. He encourages the process that we must work through to begin on the path toward healing. This is a process that I have been very engaged in over the last year, and I feel very passionate about it. The time for speaking out is now and I want to endow you with the words and confidence that you need to call up and call out unacceptable behaviors wherever you might see them. Speaking up encourages accountability so these patterns stop and we can heal vs hurt. This is what our world needs today.
[:01] Carley Hauck shares the need to call out intolerable behaviors in leadership, what is at the root of not speaking up, and choosing a different path. She is joined by author and activist Jeff Brown.
[4:05] Jeff Brown shares the events and spiritual understanding that led him to write Grounded Spirituality.
[7:54] Jeff defines patriarchal spirituality as the man-created and -dominated way that some people embody enlightenment and rationalize a lack of integrity.
[11:22] Understanding the relationship between the new cage community and grounded spirituality as it best serves an enlightened individual.
[17:12] Carley and Jeff both share some of the grounded spirituality practices that have led them to greater mindfulness.
[20:10] The Soulshaping Facebook group and why we need to have safe places for conversations about unconscious leaders and spiritual communities that are not acting with integrity.
[25:25] Understanding the dark side of communities that are not acting in integrity, including two California organizations, and Carley’s warning to avoid involvement with them.
[30:00] Jeff shares the human psychology and patriarchal spirituality factors that play a role in remaining subject to an abusive leader, and why we have to question their teachings.
[37:30] Anger and forgiveness, the danger of forgiving injustices too quickly, and the need for working through anger rather than bypassing it.
[43:10] Jeff shares a call to action — to embrace the idea that repressed emotions are unactualized spiritual lessons, and that seeking healing is the highest form of spiritual practice and offers recommendations to begin healing.
[48:03] Carley leads listeners through the purpose and the step-by-step process of calling out and calling up, including questions and dialogue examples that will enable you to find the strength to speak up.
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