Almost Awakened

Almost Awakened: 025: Non-Monogamy and Non-Normative Sexuality with River
Almost Awakened: 025: Non-Monogamy and Non-Normative Sexuality with River

RESOURCES: Three Steps to Opening Your Marriage: A New Permissive Monogamy – https://www.huffpost.com/entry/three-steps-to-opening-yo_b_9170688 How to Save Your Marriage With Ethical Non-Monogamy – https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/open-marriages-consensual-non-monogamy-therapists/ Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage? – https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/11/magazine/is-an-open-marriage-a-happier-marriage.html 9 Things to Know About Having a Successful Open Relationship – https://www.thecut.com/article/open-relationship-how-to-guide.html The Most Skipped Step When Opening a Relationship – https://medium.com/@PolyamorySchool/the-most-skipped-step-when-opening-a-relationship-f1f67abbbd49 How To Tell Your Partner You…

Almost Awakened: 022: Ego and Rational Thinking with Spencer Wright
Almost Awakened: 022: Ego and Rational Thinking with Spencer Wright

Today Bill and Mekael sit down with Author Spencer Wright regarding his book “How to think”. The discussion revolves around how we humans can be more rational with the beliefs we hold. We discuss at length the feasibility of completely shedding Ego and yet the merits of shedding some portions of ego in order to have the critical thinking skills…

Almost Awakened: 021: Sex At Dawn and Babies Saved
Almost Awakened: 021: Sex At Dawn and Babies Saved

Today Mekael and Bill talk about what has gone on over the last month.  The passing of a loved one, what they and their lovers are reading, the saving of a baby and essentially just catching the listeners up after a month of chaos.  They also spend a few minutes to talk about entering the drinking culture as a 40…

Almost Awakened: 020: Mom and The Dying
Almost Awakened: 020: Mom and The Dying

Today Bill records an episode on his own giving Mekael a break. Bill had been in Ohio for two weeks sitting by the bedside of his mother who was in the final stage of her battle with Cancer. Today’s episode revolves around Bill’s confronting the death of his mom along with dealing with how we in this country handle the…

Almost Awakened: 019: Negotiating Sex Responsibly
Almost Awakened: 019: Negotiating Sex Responsibly

Today Bill and Mekael tackle SEX, namely Negotiating Sexuality within a relationship responsibly. Within ethical and legal constraints, we all have the right to push for what we want from our partner (and to suffer the consequences for pushing too hard). Similarly, we also have the right to deny our partner’s requests (and to suffer the consequences for shutting them…

Almost Awakened: 018: Being Yourself versus Compromising Yourself
Almost Awakened: 018: Being Yourself versus Compromising Yourself

Today we just riff discussing some shadow work we faced this week. Bill’s was his wife’s mechanism of feeling like she took something away from someone and then trying to force the person she feels she hurt into righting the ship for her and then punishing them when they don’t help her right her perceived wrong. For Mekael it was…

Almost Awakened: 012: Pride Week, Drag Queens, And Homophobia
Almost Awakened: 012: Pride Week, Drag Queens, And Homophobia

Today we discuss Pride Week in our local community. We discuss the recent local controversy where significant push back in our community over the numerous Pride Flags being put up to bring awareness to the cause and celebrating the week. We then talk about Pride week itself including the the “Dragalicious” Drag Queen show we attended last night. This takes…

Almost Awakened: 011: Tim Birt – Healthy Communication
Almost Awakened: 011: Tim Birt – Healthy Communication

You know those times there is conflict between you and your lover. One of you behaved in a way that annoyed or hurt the other and one of you lashes out in telling the other to knock off their behavior. Before you know it one of you is is being ultra defensive and the other is on the attack trying…

Almost Awakened: 010: Cory Reese – Running and Life
Almost Awakened: 010: Cory Reese – Running and Life

Today we tackle our first interview with Author and runner Cory Reese. We talk about running and how it ties into life and being present. Please email us your questions and comments at AlmostAwakened AT Gmail DOT Com and visit us at AlmostAwakened.org Find us on Itunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and other great third party Podcast apps. Also please check…

Almost Awakened: 009: Fear
Almost Awakened: 009: Fear

Today we talk about FEAR. Is Fear healthy? How do we cope with fear? What are some interesting things about fear such as does fear have a smell? Please email us your questions and comments at AlmostAwakened AT Gmail DOT Com and visit us at AlmostAwakened.org Find us on Itunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and other great third party Podcast apps.…

Almost Awakened: 006: Death and Dying
Almost Awakened: 006: Death and Dying

Today we talk about Dying and Death. What do we believe about Death and Dying. Thoughts on coping with such.  What happens at death? How to support someone who has lost a loved one?  How to arrive at peace over your own future death?  Please email us your questions and comments at AlmostAwakened AT Gmail DOT Com and visit us…

Almost Awakened: 005: Human Connection & Intimacy
Almost Awakened: 005: Human Connection & Intimacy

Delving into deeper human connection and all that goes into us connecting with strangers and loved one.

Almost Awakened: 004: The Top Five Catalysts for Awakening
Almost Awakened: 004: The Top Five Catalysts for Awakening

Today we tackle the Top 5 Catalysts for Awakening. Those would be Meditation, Reading or deep profound learning, Travel, Psychedelic Substances, and Existential Crises. We also throw in a surprise 6th towards the end. We hope you enjoy. Please email us your questions and comments at AlmostAwakened AT Gmail DOT Com and visit us at AlmostAwakened.org Find us on Itunes,…

Almost Awakened: 003: Vulnerability
Almost Awakened: 003: Vulnerability

In Episode 3 we tackle vulnerability. What is vulnerability, when is the risk worth being vulnerable, what do safe space look like, how to lean into it, and so much more. We talk about vulnerability with your sacred stories, with your sexuality, and with who you are at your core. We hope you enjoy. Please email us your questions and…

Almost Awakened: 002: Myth, Gossip, And Intimacy – The Work of Sapiens
Almost Awakened: 002: Myth, Gossip, And Intimacy – The Work of Sapiens

Part two of the “Almost Awakened Podcast” We dive into parts of the book Sapiens written by Yuval Noah Harari. Specifically speaking about how humans evolved to move from tribes whose cohesive mechanism was Intimate Connection to sightly larger groups based on Gossip and eventually onto Myth. We discuss how other great apes use Grooming in place of Gossip and…