Episode 155: Sue Hunt (Part 1)

Part I of a two-part conversation: on breaking binaries, freeing ourselves from reductive thinking and uncovering our own true nature.

On ‘Transitory Nature’ and exploring universal attributes of human consciousness. A conversation around pranic economy, and the expenditures of upholding binary worldviews.

  • 0:42 – Introducing Sue Hunt; Transitory Nature: Breaking Binaries for Integrated Being
  • 3:30 – 9 Binaries – Rooted in Reality – > 1) Private/Public; 2) Sick/Well; 3) Masculine/Feminine. Living Heart Action – > 4) Lack/Abundance; 5) Hustle/Flow; 6) Root/Crown. Higher Octaves of Consciousness – > 7) Attachment/Aversion; 8) Self-Will/Destiny; 9) Past/Future.
  • 6:00 – Solving the divide between Private and Public. Using energy to prop up conflicting identities.
  • 9:00 – Social engagement for younger generations; Roshi Joan Halifax; The Fruitful Darkness
  • 11:00 – Using witness ability to watch ourselves from the ceiling of all kinds of scenarios. Noticing these expenditures.
  • 14:00 – What voices in your head do you keep private? How do those voices encourage codependent behavior in the private realm? What private behaviors help me maintain equilibrium?
  • 17:00 – Defining Codependency – Losing the sovereignty in our central nervous system, seeking validation in private or public spaces.
  • 20:30 – Stop all gossip – an attempt to protect our own egoic projections. Stop pinning judgment, dislike, hatred or blame onto others. Stay very curious.
  • 22:30 – Redefining the collective as a blank screen. In finding agreement in a certain sentiment, we are seeking recognition in the reflection. Seeking sameness.
  • 26:00 – Take everything personally and take nothing personally.
  • 28:10 – Sick vs. Well – Pretending we are sick to get attention. Understanding commercial wellness.
  • 30:05 – ‘Healing as Wholeness’ myth – YOU ARE NEVER BROKEN. Subconsciously rooted in the sick/well binary of Broken and Fixed.
  • 34:00 – Modern rites of passage – Mark transitions with a goodbye, then with a hello.
  • 36:40 – Develop universal attributes of human consciousness. Continuously doing the inner work to excavate where manipulative femininity and toxic masculinity live within our own lives. 1) Creativity; 2) Discernment; 3) Intimacy; 4) Passion/Compassion; 5) Empathy; 6) Determination; 7) Sensitivity; 8) Intuition; 9) Equanimity; 10) Openness.
  • 41:25 – Lack/Abundance – Pranic Economy
  • 43:25 – Identifying anxious, lack-based abundant meta-dialog. Learning to grow our tolerance for ambiguity. Cultivating awareness and dismantling the binary between states of depletion and numbed out consumerism.
  • 45:20 – What is the dominant feeling attached to an urge to spend or acquire? What inner truth am I avoiding by ‘spending’ energy in this way? What are the qualities of the source from which I am about to consume? Is this a sustainable energetic exchange?
  • 48:20 – Consumerism as abundance; Why does the newness of an item make me feel better about myself?
  • 51:05 – Who said alignment isn’t scrappy? You have to get your hands dirty, you have to do the hard work, you have to fight for what you know is true.
  • 53:50 – Ask yourself, is my vision of alignment and personal success respectful to the growth and success of others? Am i putting the work in day in and day out when no one is watching?
  • 54:55 – On the deepest energetic level, do I steal from others or hoard resources? Consider coworkers, mentors, bosses, family, etc. Schedule unscheduled time for yourself.
  • 56:40 – Genuine abundance – a more fluid understanding of equality and symbiotic exchange.
  • 58:10 – Cultivating reaction-less neutrality. Curiosity for how we’ve reacted in the past.

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