What is the role of the feminine and the sacred in how we are relating to today’s challenging times? In this episode, SLSP host Tatiana Berindei and Kelley Mountain, creator of Goddess Modern, bring forward some crucial information for men and women who are on a journey of self-empowerment and awakening. How do we relate to ourselves and to the men and women in our lives? What is our role and responsibility in a relationship? How do we heal the generational hurt across genders? Listen in to this powerful conversation about our dynamics as men and women and what is required of us in this time of collective self-actualization.
Hello everyone and welcome to the Sex, Love, and SuperPowers podcast show. I’m your host, Tatiana Berindei. And today I have with me Miss Kelley Mountain, and we are going to be discussing the masculine, the feminine and the sacred. I’m really looking forward to this conversation.
Let me tell you a little bit about Kelley before we get started. Wellness work, dance, and event production have been Kelley’s main outlets of service to the world, and personal creative passions for nearly 20 years. Training and practices in Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition, lifestyle coaching, bodywork creativity, dance, fitness, spirituality, empowerment, and self-development are some of her main areas of influence.
She uses these mediums to create beauty and inspiration in the world, from the individual to the masses, through one-on-one sessions, small groups, retreats, and larger community dance experiences. Welcome to the show, Kelley.
Thank you, Tatiana, for having me here with you today.
Absolutely, it’s a pleasure. So before we dive into this topic will you please tell our listeners what your super powers are?
Yeah, I love this question.
I love getting to ask this question.
Yeah, it’s a fun one to reflect on. So I would say that one of my superpowers is that I know my value as a woman and that I line up all of my choices to support and reflect that as I create in the world.
Yes. Love that. That’s so beautiful, and I can feel that in you. I mean I really feel your potency coming through. It almost feels like this Lakshmi, Dalchini, just super sacred energy that you carry, and it’s palpable. So thank you for being a model of how to do that in a really beautiful way.
Well, thank you so much for that acknowledgment. I feel so grateful to be on this path that I’m on, that’s been this process of development and opening to greater levels of awareness within myself, and being challenged of how I’m going to show up to meet that, and really own that, and really embody that in the best way possible. Because for me in my path, 100% the way that I’m in service in the world is directly connected to who I am, my connection to myself and the way that I move through the world, the way I create.
So it’s not only my personal desire to be on a path of development and growth, it’s my service in the world, I can only show up to the capacity that I’m able to actually live.
But you know it’s true of everyone, whether they’re in acknowledgment of it and walking that way or not, the truth is that we can only show up to the degree that we are on ourselves.
Yes. Yes, and I think that’s a really, really important piece, that the collective humanity needs to bring in even closer. Because it’s so easy, this topic in itself is almost like, it’s so familiar, in a sense. But conceptually though, it’s familiar conceptually, and I think one of the places where we’re at in our journey of humanity is really taking it even deeper into our being to live from that place that is the that’s the key.
So talk about that a little bit, how you see the difference between the conceptual understanding of the masculine, the feminine and the sacred, and the embodied experience of it. Because I think you’re absolutely spot on, there is a disconnect there, and I’m so curious to hear from your experience and from what you’ve seen how to build that bridge.
That’s such a good question. So just to sum it up into a brief explanation, what I’ll say is that there’s a tendency for concepts to be met with a level of understanding. However, the actions, the choices, that a person ends up creating through don’t tend to line up with that understanding. And I think partially why that is, is what that would require of a person is a tremendous amount of strength and courage and grit, and commitment, and devotion, coupled right alongside with just an inexhaustible well of unconditional love and kindness and compassion, and forgiveness, and care and tenderness.
And I think that people, I think as a whole we’re really still learning about this skill, this ability within us. And I think people, in order to really create that connection it would require people to say, do things differently, and that’s very scary for people.
Yeah, there’s no shortcut to this work. I think, yeah, we’re always looking for the shortcut, and there are no shortcuts here.
No, there’s really not, and you know what’s funny about that too is, so I’ve heard it said in a couple of different ways from different authors, but there’s this thing I feel it really is true, and it says that the same amount of effort it takes to meet one’s path in this way that requires all of this courage and strength and care and tenderness, the same amount of effort that it requires in order to meet one’s path in this way is the same amount of effort it takes to not do it. And to fall. I don’t want to say fall short as a judgemental thing, but not live in that connection between the conceptual understanding and the embodiment, which can lead to different types of stresses and depressions and a lack of health.
It’s like the effort is the same in both ways, except they create different outcomes. One’s optimal, and two’s not optimal, right?
That’s so, so true, and I love framing it that way because I think oftentimes people resist the work because we call it work and because it’s not easy, right? But what you’re saying is absolutely true, to not do it is also, creates suffering in life.
Right, which is also not easy. I think that’s even harder. The suffering, most suffering, we create that for ourselves, and that’s not a good place to be. I’d rather do work, I’d rather put effort towards something that actually produces results that feel good. The path to get there might not feel good, because people have to come up against their addictions, basically, they have to come up against the things that, the self-imposed limitations that are holding them back.
That’s where the strength and courage and the grit really come in, and the compassion, and the forgiveness, because we have to have that for ourselves on that journey. We have to continuously forgive ourselves and feel compassion for ourselves and love. But we’ve made some poor choices in the past, that have resulted in experiences in the past, or maybe even that people are living in the present that is not ideal. That’s a big one to come up against.
Yep, it is, it is. Well, we’ve got a lot to discuss, we do have to take a quick break. Before we go to break will you please tell our listeners where they can go to find out more about you and your work?
Yeah, thank you, so my website is goddessmodern.com, and I have all kinds of vlogs and videos and pictures and writings, and I have a bunch of events that I do. So please, yeah, find me there, goddessmodern.com, thank you.
Yeah, absolutely, thank you. So we’re talking with Kelley Mountain today, about the masculine, the feminine and the sacred. More when we get back, stay tuned.