It takes a deep initiation of need for care to get you to shed the layers of hyper individualism and show up as the village. In today’s episode, I get fired up about why the ones who are showing up and arriving on the doorstep with the soup are often the caregivers with a limited capacity themselves. I talk about my own journey with asking for and receiving support, experiencing the power of circle and council and navigating anger and cynicism along the way.

Tune in to hear more from me on:

– Caregivers with less capacity being the ones who show up

  • How it takes a deep initiation of need, usually having a child or experiencing a major loss or illness, to get you to this place
  • Releasing the fog of hyper individualism
  • How we need to replenish as keepers of the well
  • Resisting the urge to become cynical
  • Weaving yourself into the mission

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[0:00] Introduction

[5:41] Initiation into Caregiving and Kinkeeping

[7:35] The Myth of Hyper Individualism

[8:36] Those Who Show Up for the Village are the Ones with the Least Capacity

[9:56] The Bottomless Pit of Need

[12:12] Creating Community and Circle

[16:48] Replenishing Yourself as Keeper of the Well

[18:26] Navigating Cynicism and Anger when Feeling Unsupported

[20:52] Weaving Yourself into the Mission

[21:20] Beheld Council Invitation

[23:05] Next Episode Preview

Episode #126: Living In The Bottomless Pit Of Need

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