Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this solo episode, I share my core values around nervous system education and trauma-healing resources, food access, bigotry of all forms, healthcare and medical freedom, authenticity, integrity, abolition, Mother Earth, and more.
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Lindsey Lockett is a trauma coach and educator and host of the Holistic Trauma Healing Podcast. After leaving behind the dogmas of fundamentalist religion and toxic wellness culture, Lindsey experienced her own dark night of the soul. During the healing journey that followed, she realized that trauma affects us as WHOLE people and therefore, we need to heal as WHOLE people.
Although Lindsey has benefitted tremendously from therapy and psychiatry, these modalities never totally resonated with her because she found that they forced her to fragment herself rather than heal holistically. So, asked the Universe for guidance on how to create an affordable and accessible approach that integrates the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and ancestral parts of our being. That’s what Holistic Trauma Healing is.
In addition to her podcast, Lindsey works one on one with clients as a trauma educator and coach, and she has also created the Trauma Healers Circle, an online community of empowered people who cheer each other on as they become the heroes of their own stories. She lives in the north woods of Minnesota with her husband and 2 teenagers, and enjoys growing her own food, making plant medicine, and cold-plunging in Lake Superior.
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Hello. Hello, friends and listeners of the holistic trauma healing podcast. Welcome. Thank you for being here. I’m excited to be sharing a solo episode with you today. I do not have a guest to this time, but I have a fantastic lineup of guests for this fall that I cannot wait to share with you. But today it’s just little old me.
Before I hit the record button as ways I said a prayer for you and I intuitively chose a card deck. And then I intuitively drew a card for the listeners of this episode. It does not matter if you listen to this episode, the day it comes out, or if you listen to it a year from now or five years from now, as I say in every episode, time does not exist in the spirit world.
And so if this card is relevant to you, At the time you listened to this episode, then the message is for you. And if it doesn’t resonate with you, then the message isn’t for you. And that’s okay because the message of this podcast doesn’t really have anything to do with the message of the card today. So the card I drew is from my moon ology Oracle card deck, which I will link to below.
It’s a really beautiful deck. And if you’re into the moon, I highly recommend it. Having the stack on your shelf. So this is the full moon in Leo card, and it’s a beautiful yellow full moon with a sketch drawing of a lion’s head. It very much resembles when MUFA says spirit appears to symbol. And the lion king before Simba runs back to pride rock to reclaim his kingdom and save it from the hyenas.
So this card has major move, fossa, energy, and the message of this card is don’t let pride get in your way. Have you been letting your pride become an obstacle? Is the question you’re asking based on your ego or is it from. Leo energy is all about the heart. Think of the big hearted king of the jungle.
The lion it’s energy is magnificent, but when it’s combined with the rush of the full moon, it can become over the top. This card may have come to you because you need to end a deadlock that has developed more love and thoughts for the greater good are the solution to this. If you’ve not been doing unto others, as you would have them do to you, this is the time to find balance between your own needs and the needs of the people around you.
This will help all of your relationships be magnificent without being plain, too much. Additional meanings for this card. Self-esteem is good. Vanity is not. Everyone is equally important. Creative urges should be followed. Work. Some magic, a friendship may be ending. The teaching when the full moon comes into Leo, it can be wonderfully.
When the full moon, sorry. When the full moon comes into Leo, it can be a wonderfully bright time where people feel more confident to show the world their talents and assets. That’s the upside of this lunation and of this card, no matter when you pull it. However, take note that the Leo full moon combination creates a sort of tension between your needs and the needs of people and your networks.
Leo full noon is a time to release pride. So sit with the message of that card. Thank you universe for guiding us to that card. And now I’m going to jump into this solo episode. All right. I’m going to be sharing with you today. Some of my core belief. Maybe this is an episode I should have shared at the very beginning of starting this podcast instead of 51 episodes in, but here we are, this, the timing is divine.
We’re not going to question it. It is what it is. So before I start sharing my core beliefs, I want to give you a preface to know that the order that I’m sharing my core beliefs in is not indicative of their importance. All of these beliefs are my core beliefs. So there isn’t one that’s more important than another.
They’re all important. Also, I’m going to share these core beliefs with you and a bullet point type format where I will tell you the core belief, and then I will give a brief explanation of what it means. For me, there’s no way that I could fully encompass all of the meanings of my core beliefs in a single podcast episode.
I like you, I’m a much more complex human being than that. So if there’s something you’re unclear about or you want to know more about, or you have a question or concern, then I invite you to respectfully share that with me. Either via DM. So you can DM me on Instagram at I am Lindsay locket, or you can email me, Hey, H E email@example.com and Lindsay is with an E Y.
So hopefully that gives a little bit of a prep work for the episode that’s in store today and the core beliefs that I’m sharing with you. So in no particular order, here are some of my core beliefs. One, I believe nervous system education and trauma healing resources should be available, accessible, approachable, and affordable for every person.
What this means to me is that there is a severe lack of nervous system education and trauma healing resources. For the average person, we are not taught about our nervous systems and how our nervous system. Relate to our trauma responses, our survival the physical symptoms in our bodies that we feel whenever we undergo stress or traumatic events, we aren’t taught how our nervous system stores, the energy of trauma in our bodies that can often manifest as physical illness later in our lives.
There’s so much that is loved out and. I just don’t think that it’s fair that we don’t teach this in schools. It’s not fair that we’re forced to learn all kinds of useless. It’s been useless for me. If you’re like a math professor, this isn’t a slight against you, but we’ve been forced to learn like useless calculus and.
Other things, foreign languages that none of us speak anymore. Can’t remember how to speak, like all of that information that we have not retained and yet information that could really benefit us throughout the course of our entire lives. We are not taught and we have to go seek it out for ourselves.
It’s not given to us. A lot of people don’t even understand or know that their nervous system is intricately involved in their feelings, the sensations that they have in their bodies, the way that they respond to different stressors and triggers, how they interact with the people and their lives, their ability to function well at their job, how they’re parenting, like we’re not taught any of this about our nervousness.
And I think that’s ridiculous. And I also think that nervous system education and trauma healing resources should not be reserved for people who can afford therapy. It should not be reserved for people who have the means to get a degree in psychiatry or psychology or. Marriage and family therapy. It should be for everyone because everyone has a nervous system and everyone’s nervous system works the same way.
We have so much more in common than we have different because all of us have nervous systems that work the same. So I said that I believe nervous system education and trauma healing resources should be available, accessible, approachable, and affordable. So let me tell you what I mean by each of those AEs nervous system education and trauma healing resources should be available.
What I mean by available is that it should be available. Everyone, not just people who can afford therapy, not just people who can go get psychiatry and psychology degrees, not people who have a master’s from a therapy program, but actually available to everyone. It should be taught in public schools. We should have people authors, writing children’s books about the nervous system and regulating it and healing trauma for children.
It should be something that. Is it language that is mainstream, just like we are normalizing language around different genders and different sexualities. We need to normalize language around the nervous system and healing trauma. And so in that way, that’s what makes it available to people. The second word is accessible.
I believe nervous system education and trauma healing resources should be accessible. And again, this goes back to accessible to everyone, not just people who have the means or the privilege to, Get a degree or get a license or something like that. It needs to be accessible to everyone. And it needs to be accessible in a variety of ways that meets people where they’re at.
So trauma, healing, resources and nervous system education should be accessible to children. And it should be written in language that is understandable and digestible for children. It should be accessible for people in the training. LGBTQ plus community, because what they’re experiencing, although the nervous system response that they’re experiencing is the same as everyone else.
The context of that nervous system response of that trauma is within the context of their sexuality and or gender. And so the resources for nervous system education and trauma healing need to be accessible to them. It should be accessible in public school and private school classrooms. It should be accessible in books.
It should be woven into fictional stories. That’s how we’re going to make this kind of stuff accessible. The next word is approachable. I believe nervous system education and trauma healing resources should be approachable. And again, that comes back to it. Shouldn’t just be for people who can understand.
Polyvagal theory and the dorsal vagal complex, like the average person doesn’t have any idea what that means. So having a conversation with them is not an approachable conversation because they’re going to feel, ignorant or uneducated. And so we need to take and distill that language, that scientific language that takes a specialized degree to understand down for the average lay person to be able to understand.
So it needs to be approachable if we start giving people words like your dorsal vagal complex and your vagus nerve and in measurement and stuff like that without. Giving them any context for what that means. We have not made nervous system education or trauma healing, resources afford approachable.
And the last a word is affordable. And I think that this doesn’t really need a lot of explanation, but. It shouldn’t just be for people who can afford therapy. And if you’ve been listening to this podcast for any length of time, that therapy is just one tool in a trauma healing toolbox.
Sometimes we need, we always not, sometimes we always need more than one tool in our toolbox because you can’t build a house with only a hammer. You can’t heal trauma with only therapy. And a lot of people don’t know that a lot of people seek out the help of a therapist, which is a very great. And noteworthy thing to do.
But then they notice themselves not making the progress that they want to make, or there’s some holes in the approach or they don’t connect well with the therapist or the therapist isn’t trauma informed. And they don’t know that there’s all kinds of other modalities like breath, work and yoga and meditation and cold plunges and more books and resources than you can possibly imagine out there that.
Needs to be affordable. People need to be able to afford it. We need to, normalize trading and bartering for services around mental health and nervous system education and trauma, healing resources people who were talking about this online, whether it’s therapists or coaches, I’m not going to tell anyone how to run their business or tell them what they’re worth.
But if you have a high dollar coaching program, Which I knew. And I will tell you about towards the end of this episode, but if you have a high dollar coaching program and that’s the only way people can work with you I get it that you need to make a living and there’s nothing wrong with being paid a living wage.
And being able to have savings and, have housing and healthcare and all of that. But I would challenge you if all you’re offering is a high dollar coaching program. What other ways can you make nervous system education and trauma healing, resources affordable for people? One of the ways that I.
Stay in alignment with this value for myself is through this podcast. I am committed to keeping this podcast completely free and also completely free of ads because I know how annoying it is to listen to ads and also having ads. Isn’t really in alignment with me because you don’t have a lot of control over what ads you put on your podcast, unless you have a sponsor.
But if you’re just signing up for random ads, the ad company is going to insert whatever ads they want to insert. And so I was listening to a podcast recently from someone I really admire in the spiritual consciousness space and their niche happens to be polarity and masculine and feminine. And I was listening to their podcast.
And at the beginning of the podcast, there was this like one minute long McDonald’s commercial and. When I hear a McDonald’s commercial at the beginning of a podcast, that’s hosted by a person like this, something doesn’t align. It’s I don’t believe that a McDonald’s lifestyle is the lifestyle they’re living.
I don’t even believe that this person like would support McDonald’s, but yet that’s the ad at the beginning of their podcast. And I know that they deserve to be paid for their work on their podcast because it takes time to produce a podcast. And so of course we should be paid for our work. And if McDonald’s ads is what’s paying this person for their podcast, then I don’t judge them for making a wage.
It’s just. I can’t have a McDonald’s ad on my podcast because that’s not in alignment with who I am. And so in order to make this podcast affordable, I’ve created like a sort of Patrion. It’s not on Patrion, but it works the same way. Where if you love this podcast and you just want to support this work, you can do so for $5 a month.
But. If you don’t have $5 a month, I’m not going to not allow you to listen to the podcast because you can’t pay $5 a month. So in that way to stay in alignment with my value of nervous system education and trauma, healing, resources being affordable, I have this podcast that’s completely free and completely ad-free.
I also have my trauma healers circle membership. Where you can receive trauma, healing, resources, and nervous system education, as well as community support for less than $30 a month. So if someone can afford that, I’ve tried to make it an accessible price range for people to receive that extra support.
But a lot of people have told me that they have experienced tons of healing just from listening to this podcast. Even therapists have recommended this podcast to their clients, which I think is pretty freaking sweet considering that I am not a licensed therapist and I don’t plan on becoming one.
So that’s my first core value. I believe system education and trauma healing resources should be available, accessible, approachable, and affordable for every person, period. No one is disposable. All right. My next value is I believe in equality for all genders, races, abilities, sexual orientations, and people.
I oppose racism, sexism, ableism, transphobia, homophobia, and all forms of bigotry. I believe every voice matters. I don’t really know how much explanation this one needs. I feel like it’s pretty clear. Even if you stumble across my content for the first time and you see something that makes you raise your eyebrow or have questions, because it seems like there’s racism or ableism or some form of bigotry in my content, I would ask that you.
Look at it as one small fragment of my content. And also my content is only a very small fragment of representation of me. And if it seems like it’s out of alignment with who I am or what my content is, then it’s pretty safe to say that it’s probably not racist or sexist or abelist or transphobic or homophobic or bigoted in any way.
That’s not to say that I won’t slip up or mess up. We all have hidden bigotry inside of us. And that, I’m definitely not saying that doesn’t apply to me. It totally does. But at core value of mine is equality for all people. And that means every voice matters and where this has gotten me into some trouble in the past is the part where I say every voice matters.
Every voice matters. I’m not about only elevating and amplifying some voices and not others. And I realize this may seem counterintuitive or counterproductive for movements towards equality. However, I see bigotry of all forms as a symptom of collective trauma. The bigotry is not the problem. It is a symptom of the problem.
And because it is a collective trauma, that means every single person of every single race, gender, sexuality, and ability is part of the collective. There’s no one who is excluded, just because you are a white does not mean that you are not part of the collective. And it does not mean that your voice doesn’t matter.
And that goes for men that goes for straight people that goes for black people, indigenous people, gay people, queer people, trans people, all people, every voice matters. No one is disposable. My third value is I believe in authenticity, I believe in showing up in perfectly rather than not at all. I recognize that living in integrity means knowing that I’m still learning.
And so are you. So my husband tells people pretty frequently that his favorite thing about me and also his least favorite thing about me is my authenticity. He says that I am the most authentic person. He knows. I am the same all the time. I know that there’s this sort of idea that people can’t be the same in person as they are online, that you have to have your online persona and your real life persona that has never.
Been in alignment with me. I am the same. I am outspoken online and in person I am real and raw online. And in person, I am honest and vulnerable online and in person. I think my friends would probably tell you that my authenticity drives them crazy too sometimes because not only is my authenticity.
It’s very loud. Sometimes it’s like very in your face, but it’s also. Curious and always seeking truth. And so that means that I asked my friends a lot of questions. I’m always looking to find out more information. I’m always curious on other people’s perspectives. I’m a Gemini son and I’m a human design projector.
So I have all of this energy for being curious and asking questions and being really inquisitive. And I just want to learn everything that I can, but in that same vein, it means that. I know that I’m still learning. And I know that everyone else is too. And I don’t think that anyone should be required to wait until they have arrived at some place of enlightenment or achievement or a healing or whatever, to show up in a space and use their voice and their gifts to help other people.
And so even though I haven’t arrived and I definitely am still working on a lot of my own stuff, I believe in showing up in perfectly and using whatever I do have whatever knowledge I do possess whatever insight I have. I believe in using that, even if it’s imperfect rather than not at all. And I am going to be authentic and living in integrity.
Means living in authenticity. It means I’m not fawning for other people. I’m not trying to change myself and modify myself to fit in or to find some sense of belonging. It means I’m almost always going against the crowd. It means I’m not politically correct. Like it means a lot of things. And some people really look up to me and admire me for this and have told me that this authenticity.
Bravery that I have has inspired them to be more authentic and to use their voices more. And I’ve had just as many people tell me that I need to sit down and shut up and, let somebody else. Do the talking, because I am lacking in some way, whether it’s because I don’t have letters behind my name, I’m not a licensed therapist or a psychologist, or because I’m not the right gender or the right race or the right, whatever.
I’ve been told a lot that I need you to just sit down and I’m not here for that. People if my authenticity doesn’t resonate with you, that’s okay. I am not for everyone. And I made peace with that a long time ago, and I recognize that. Self responsibility as the only responsibility there is. And so I have to take responsibility for myself, for my healing, for my content, for my relationships.
And you have to take responsibility for yours. And the way we take responsibility for ourselves is going to look different from person to person, because we are different. But for me, self responsibility means authenticity and it means showing up and perfectly being fully and completely myself acknowledging that I don’t have it all figured out that I am definitely still learning.
And I also recognize that and validate that about you. I don’t expect people in my life to show up, having everything figured out. I don’t expect them to have all the answers. I want them to be vulnerable. Be honest. Say when they don’t know something acknowledged when they don’t have the answer for something, but to show up anyway, rather than not showing up at all, no one is disposable.
My next value is I believe that questioning authority is a necessary and valid step for personal and collective change and healing authority must serve the people. One of the things, actually, the thing that got me in more trouble growing up than anything else was how I questioned authority. More than not cleaning my room more than not making good grades more than misbehaving at school or at home more than anything else.
What got me in trouble was my questioning authority. I have been questioning authority since I emerged from the world. I think my mother would agree. I have been questioning authority. Always. I see things through a unique perspective as you do. I’m not saying my perspective is oh, it’s so unique.
And yours is so average. Like I have a unique perspective on things and coupled with the fact that I am inquisitive and curious and coupled with the fact that I’m a very efficient person. I also have always been for the underdog. All of that mixed together means that I’ve been questioning authority for a long time.
And of course, growing up in fundamentalist, religion, questioning authority was a big no-no. And so I definitely have been silenced and shut up and told to sit down. Many times over the course of my life. And unfortunately I used to do, as I was told, because I was manipulated with things like, it would please God so much, if you would just sit down and be quiet and let your husband lead bullshit like that.
But as I have gone down this healing journey and I have reclaimed my personal responsibility and therefore my sovereignty, my authenticity and my integrity The real me questions, authority. And it doesn’t matter if that’s the authority of teachers at school, the authority of my parents, the authority of religious systems of the government, of the medical system, the healthcare system.
I questioned authority and I believe that questioning authority is necessary and valid, both for personal change and also collective change and healing. And if we don’t have individuals. In the collective who are willing to question authority, then movements don’t happen. Equality doesn’t happen, necessary change for the environment.
Doesn’t happen. There’s all kinds of things that don’t happen. If people aren’t willing to question authority, and yet we are living in a time when questioning authority will get you canceled, harassed, bullied, stalled. And maybe even killed. And I don’t say that statement lightly questioning authority has never been a safe thing to do.
It’s not safe to question the status quo. And so that’s one of my values authority has to serve the people, not the other way around and any authority that isn’t serving the people has a tyrannical or dictatorial. Type of authority and that doesn’t serve the people that only serves whoever’s in charge.
So the people in power get more power and the people who aren’t in power have less power. And there’s all of this inequality created and we got to keep questioning authority. No one is disposed of. My next core value or belief is I believe healthcare is a basic human right and access to quality medical care of one’s choosing should not be dependent on a job income level, race, gender ability, or age.
Again, this is one of those I don’t really feel like it needs a lot of explanation. Healthcare is a basic human, I think that it is criminal in the United States of America that we do not have universal healthcare. I am currently. In a position in my life at this moment. And as of this recording, it is August 12th.
I am in a position in my life where my husband was laid off from his job two months ago. And I sold my food blogging business two months ago. And so we haven’t really had any income in the last two months. Of course my husband is receiving unemployment and I have made a little bit of money either from my circle membership or the $5 per month podcast supporters or through the course that I sell belief beyond the binary, but it hasn’t been enough money to be able to show the state of Minnesota that we are not financially destitute at this time in our lives.
And so for the first time we have medical assistance we’re on state health insurance, and. What I find to be so criminal is that before this was my situation. When my husband still had a job and his job didn’t offer healthcare benefits. And then I was self-employed. If I was going to get healthcare benefits, I was going to have to go pay for them and pay the full price for them.
We didn’t qualify for a tax credit either. And what I find to be so ridiculous is that when that was the stage of my life, where I had more financial security and more income coming in, even though it wasn’t enough to pay for healthcare, it still was not enough for our family. I did the math on this once and for our family to have health insurance.
With our old income in the state of Minnesota, I would have had to make an extra $1,800 per month just to pay for the monthly premiums. And we would still have had a $14,000 deductible. So an extra $1,800 a month plus paying for a $14,000 deductible. We don’t spend that much money every year on healthcare, unless one of us is diagnosed with cancer or gets in some kind of crazy accident and has to spend a lot of time in the hospital.
We don’t spend that much money on healthcare, so it doesn’t make sense for us to have to stress ourselves out, to make more money, to afford a health insurance premium. And then to have to pay out of pocket for the first $14,000 of our medical expenses, that does not make sense. And so we’ve chosen to go without, and we are thankful that a lot of places give a self pay discount, but that still means that we’re paying a hundred percent out of pocket for all of our medical needs until we’re completely broke.
And then. We live in the same house. We drive the same cars. We have the same kids, like nothing about our lives has changed except our income. And now all of a sudden, the state of Minnesota is oh, you need health care here. It’s free. It’s completely free. And also. If you need to go to a doctor’s appointment, we want to pay you mileage, submit your mileage, and we’re going to pay you 22 cents a mile for driving yourself or your family members to, and from your doctor’s appointments.
And oh, by the way, here’s these other programs that we offer over here that you qualify for. And also, are you interested in food stamps? And also they’re just, we get stuff in the mail almost every day from the state of Minnesota, trying to give us stuff. Because now in their eyes we’re worthy, but before we weren’t.
That’s criminal. That’s discriminating against people based on their income. And I realized that might sound like a really classist, elitist thing to say, but everyone deserves access to healthcare. It is a basic human, it shouldn’t matter what your income is. Everyone should be able to have equal access to quality medical care.
And access to the medical care of your choosing. So more alternative modalities needs to be covered under universal health care, more acupuncture, more chiropractic, more homeopathy, more stuff like that needs to be covered as well because people have the right to choose what happens to their bodies and how they.
Trust professionals to handle their healthcare. Everyone deserves a choice for that, and everyone should have access to that. And it should not be dependent on your job, your income level, race, gender ability, or age as no one is disposable. My next value is I believe in abolition. I oppose punishment and incarceration.
I believe perpetrators deserve to heal to this value has also gotten me in some trouble because of that last part that says, I believe perpetrators deserve to heal too. A lot of people have said that is victim blaming and victim shaming that’s bypassing. And I can’t have a value of abolitionism and still believe in punishment for people who have done bad things.
Now. I wish I had an eloquent answer for olden. What do you propose? We do with pedophiles and rapists and serial killers. If you don’t want them to go to prison, what do you suppose we do? And again, I wish I had an eloquent answer for that, but I don’t, but I think that I trust that there are plenty of very smart, aware and conscious people.
Who if given the opportunity to have their voices heard, have some pretty stellar ideas for how to solve these people who are threats to society. Do I think that a child molester or a rapist just needs to be like out free to walk the earth and go wherever they want to go and be around whoever they want to be around and have no consequences?
No, I don’t believe that at all, but I also don’t believe that there is any kind of change or healing happening inside the prison, industrial complex and putting orange jumpsuits on people and putting them behind bars without access to. Things that could rehabilitate them is criminal. And it’s dehumanizing.
It’s treating them as less than human. I think that if someone is going to be locked up for crimes against humanity, that part of being separated from society should include rehabilitation. Ways to heal. They though that perpetrators deserve nervous system healing and trauma healing as well. It is a dysregulated nervous system that caused them to commit the crimes that they committed in the first place.
So locking them up, putting handcuffs on them, putting them in solitary confinement, feeding them shitty prison food. That’s not doing anything to heal their nervous systems. That’s not doing anything to heal their nervous systems. And isn’t that what we’re trying to do, do, is it justice for someone to sit and RA in a jail cell for the rest of their life?
Is that really justice maybe for you? It is. If it is that’s okay. I honor you in that, but I oppose punishment. I oppose incarceration. I am all for encouraging awakened and conscious people to form some kind of a think tank and brainstorm. Ways to keep dangerous people out of society while also not treating them as subhuman.
And while also providing them with health care and nervous system education and trauma healing resources. There has to be a way to do that. I don’t know what that way is, but I believe there are people who do, they’re just not the people with the loudest voices. And unfortunately they’re not the people who are in power, but I believe in abolition, I post punishment, incarceration. I believe perpetrators deserve to heal to hurting people, hurt people, putting a hurting person in jail. Doesn’t heal the harm that they’ve inflicted. It does. Hurting people deserve to heal just as much as you do because you’re a hurting person too.
And all of us are capable of harm. All of us have caused harm to someone at some time in our lives. Maybe it wasn’t a violent crime. Maybe we didn’t hurt a child. Maybe we didn’t rape someone. Maybe we’re not a serial killer. Like I understand that there’s a lot of complexity. But I still believe back to my other value, that nervous system education and trauma healing resources should be for everyone.
And that includes people who have caused real harm, including people who are behind bars for the harm they’ve caused. No one is disposable. All right. My next core belief is I believe every person has the right to nutritious poison, free food, and that food should be accessible and affordable. As a foodie myself, I had a real food health food blog for seven years.
I am very fluent in the language of paleo keto, whole 30 vegan nourishing foods. I know a lot of traditional food preparation methods, and I also know that being able to be vegan or two. Use traditional food preparation methods in the United States today, or to have access to organic produce that was grown in the United States or other healthy food is a privilege.
I get that. I understand that there are food deserts everywhere, and that people have to go grocery shopping and convenience stores. Like it’s heartbreaking to me. But I believe that every person should have the right to nutritious food that is free of poison and by poison, things like genetically modified foods glyphosate, which is what genetically engineered foods are engineered with, that causes them to repel bugs and other critters.
But also it creates monocultures and it robs the soil of nutrients and Makes the soil not living anymore. So poison free food. That’s not laced with additives and chemicals and food coloring and artificial flavors and colors and MSG. Things that it’s a known neurotoxin MSG, and yet it’s in tons and tons of our food.
So a lot of the food that we’re eating is poisoning us. And I think that the out of control metabolic illness that we see around the world, but especially in the United States is proof that we are being poisoned by the food that we’re buying at the grocery store. And everyone deserves access to food and everyone deserves access to food that isn’t poisoning them.
And that food should be accessible and affordable. It’s criminal, that it is cheaper to buy a liter of soda than it is to buy a liter of Springwater that it’s cheaper to. Bye, shitty, processed, boxed food than it is to buy fresh vegetables like that’s criminal. And so if I was in charge of something, if anyone gave me any authority, I would make sure that everyone had access to nutritious food and that food was accessible and affordable.
Because no one is disposable. My next core belief is I believe in protecting our mother earth humans and other than human beings deserve a protected and restored ecology, so all can thrive and live in harmony with each other. I live near. Where the protests are happening for the line three pipeline in Minnesota, which is near Duluth, Minnesota.
I’m not too far away from that. And we know people who have gone down and have stayed at the camps and who are helping to protest this pipeline, that it is going in indigenous land. That. Going to inevitably be like all the other pipelines where it’s going to leak and it’s going to destroy ecology and it’s going to fuck with people’s water systems and with the natural habitats of animals and with natural resources like water.
And so I believe in protecting our mother the earth. And not just for humans, but for other than human beings, the animals are still beings. The trees are still beings. The mushrooms, the flowers, there’s the rivers, the lakes, it’s all, they’re all still beings. They may not be human beings, but it’s because we see them as other than ourselves, instead of seeing them as part of us.
And we are part of them. Chemically, we all have the same ingredients, right? Carbon oxygen, calcium nitrogen. We’re all made of the same, whether you’re a mushroom or a tree or a human being or a deer you’re, we’re all made of the same things. And so it’s ridiculous to think that we’re only responsible for.
Because we’re not humans can exist without all this other stuff. That’s the way ecosystems work. Every thing, every part has a role to play and we need to get really serious about protecting the earth, protecting the water, our ecosystems, learning how to live in harmony. Instead of being takers and trying to capitalize resources because when we’re taking from the land and we’re capitalizing on resources, what we end up with is wastelands.
We end up with lands that are barren because we’ve killed everything. There’s no nutrients even left in the soil to grow something else because we’ve taken and taken. And if the language that I’m using of being takers is unfamiliar to you. I highly encourage you to read the book Ishmael.
Daniel Quinn. I read this book for the first time, six or seven years ago, and my husband has read it. Both of my children has have also read it. I think everyone in my real life community has read it as well. And it informs a lot of the way that we see. Our relationship to the earth that we want to do a lot more leaving and a lot less taking from the earth.
So check out the book Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, but yeah, I want everything to thrive and I want all of us, including the other than human beings to live in harmony with each other, because no one is disposable. And my last core belief is I believe in a person’s right to choose what goes in or on their body.
I believe in informed consent, not coercion, I believe in medical freedom. And here’s where I can see, especially because we’re still in this pandemic and there’s so much division over. Anti mask pro mask anti-vax Provax anti conspiracy theory, pro conspiracy theory, antique Q Anon, procurement Han there’s oh, so much binary thinking so much division, so much hate.
And most of it is over what people are doing with their own bodies. And. I’m not an anti-vaxxer. I’ve said this before. I’ll say it again. I’m not an anti-vaxxer I believe in informed consent. I believe that if you, you are given all of the information necessary to make a medical decision for yourself, and you’re not paid to make that decision.
You’re not offered incentives to make that decision. You’re not socially ostracized or accepted based on the decision that you’ve made. You’re not having your arm twisted. You’re not getting pressure from friends, family, your work, the government, whatever else, if it is truly your decision, then I support your medical decisions.
No matter what. But to offer people, incentives like payment to get vaccinated is coercion. And I got a text message from the state of Minnesota department of health and human services last week, offering every member of my family, $100 each to go get a COVID-19 vaccine. And thankfully. Because I live in authenticity and integrity and I’m an inquisitive person.
And I think critically because I take responsibility for myself, I’m able to see something like that and go, whoa I’m going to be paid for making a medical decision. Are you kidding me? That is coercion. They’re not paying me to take care of my health. They’re not paying me to eat healthier exercise.
They’re not paying me to spend time in nature, breathing fresh air, but they’re going to pay me to get a vaccine. No, thank you. That doesn’t make me anti-vax you guys. That means that I see something really wrong with a government that incentivizes people to make medical decisions. Because you should not be incentivized to make any kind of medical decision from any thing or person or system outside of yourself.
Let the incentive be that you feel like you are protecting yourself, or you feel like you are protecting a family member or some other vulnerable person in your community. That you are protecting your community as a whole. Let it be because you’ve read all the information on all sides and you’ve come to that decision yourself.
Not because you’re going to be paid to do it. That’s ridiculous. That’s and people don’t see it as coercion because there’s financial gain involved, but that is coercion. That’s not giving someone the autonomy to have choice over their own body. And even if it is, it’s punishing people who make a different choice, there is no incentive to make a different choice.
There’s no incentive to stand up for what you believe in, or to ask questions, to think critically, to voice your concerns. There’s no incentive for that. There’s only an incentive. If you do what you’re socially expected to do, which is coercion and manipulation. A person deserves a right to choose what goes on or in their body.
And we could have this debate all day and I’m not interested in it because ultimately it’s not about whether I believe in vaccines or I don’t. It’s about us having autonomous bodies that only we have authority over. I’m not going to give someone else authority over my body. I’m damn sure. Not going to give the government authority over my body.
The government doesn’t have to live with the consequences. If something goes wrong for me, the government isn’t going to pay me as something goes wrong for me for damn sure. No, I’m not an anti-vaxxer to believe that you deserve. And I deserve the right to choose what we put on or in our bodies that does not make someone an anti-vaxxer that makes somebody a, an advocate for medical for you.
That’s really all that is. So I believe in medical freedom, I believe in informed consent because no one is disposable and I hope you heard after every one of these beliefs and values that I read, I have the phrase, no one is disposable. And I think I want to make sure that comes through just as clearly as the values themselves, that no one is disposable.
Everyone’s voice matters. Everyone deserves to heal. Everyone deserves resources that will help them heal. Everyone deserves nutritious poison free food, because it makes your healing so much easier when you’re nourished, physically, everyone deserves community. Everyone deserves or everyone has the right to question authority.
Everyone deserves to live in a restored ecology and live in harmony with nature. Everyone deserves healing, including perpetrators. No one is disposable. When I say no one is disposable. No one, even the people who our society has typically disposed of like criminals, put them behind bars, punish them and forget about them.
That’s making a person disposable. That’s not in alignment with my values. Bigotry in all forms makes people disposable. That’s not an alignment with my values. Fucking up the earth makes the earth disposable. The earth is not disposable. No one is disposable and we can’t have a conversation about trauma healing.
If we still believe. Deep within us that somewhere there is a reason to justify disposing of someone. This is why you will never see me participate in any kind of internet call-out or harassment or cancellation because that’s making people disposable. That’s sending the message that, because this group of people doesn’t like what you say, or what you stand for.
We can throw you out along with your idea. That makes people disposable. And I say no to that. I will not make someone disposable. I will not dispose of someone because that is not in alignment with my values. And I believe everyone deserves to hear. Ultimately that’s what all of this leads back to is everyone deserves to heal and they deserve access to the resources that will help them heal.
As I said, at the beginning of this episode, if you have any questions or you need further clarification on anything that I have just shared, please feel free to reach out. You can DM me on Instagram at I am Lindsay locket, or you can email. H E Y Hey, at Lindsay locket.com. I only ask that you be respectful and as long as your message is respectful, I, you can disagree with me all you want to, you don’t have to agree with me to follow me.
You don’t have to agree with me to listen to my podcast. I share what I share with the hope that you will take what I share into your real life communities and have meaningful conversations there because that’s where we’re going to figure out hard shit is in our real life. We’re not going to figure it out in the comment section of Instagram.
So thank you for being here. I thank you for listening to me, sharing my values with you. And I have one last thing to tell you about, so thank you for sticking around to the end. I am officially developing a holistic trauma healing coach. Program. I have had numerous requests over the past several weeks, mostly on Instagram of people asking me, do you do coaching?
I want to work with you. How can I work with you? And as a human design projector, my strategy is to wait for the invitation. And I am seeing this influx of invitations as the universe’s way of saying, Hey. This is the next thing that you need to do. So I’m officially developing a one-on-one holistic trauma healing coaching program.
I’m in the very beginning stages of this, it’s going to be a 12 week program. You’re going to have six calls with me. One-on-one calls on zoom throughout the entire program. So that’s one call every two weeks in between those calls, you’re going to have weekly homework assignments and also you will have access to me to ask questions, share concerns.
Tell me about something that comes up through my private stuff. Channel it’s going to be all one-on-one. There are no group calls. There are no no Facebook group, no, nothing like that. It’s literally like you would be the only person working with me except I will be doing with five or seven other people at the same time.
I am only accepting clients for this program by application only. If you are interested in applying to work with me, one-on-one as your trauma coach and learn about your nervous system and how to regulate and heal your nervous system, we’re going to be talking about boundaries. There’s going to be embodiment and journaling and breath work, and guided meditations and homework assignments that are going to help you every step of the way as you unpack and excavate some really hard stuff.
And it’s going to be an intense 12 weeks because. I’m not going to pretend like we’re going to solve all of your problems in 12 weeks. That would be a very unrealistic statement to make, but I have every confidence that we can get the ball rolling and get you some momentum. Over that 12 weeks so that when it’s over, not only have you worked through some stuff, but you’ve also built a trauma healing toolbox for yourself, where you have much more resources and tools than you had when we started.
And also because I am a very real honest person working with me as your coach is It’s going to be really invaluable because you’re going to have that outside perspective of someone who can see you and call you on your shit. But I promise to do so in a loving and gentle yet firm way. So if you want to learn more about this or apply to be one of my one-on-one coaching clients for the brand new holistic trauma healing coaching program, I will have an application.
In the show notes below, it’s a link to an application. You just click the link, you fill out the application. It’s probably going to take you 10 minutes to fill out the application. And I will get your results right away. You’re not going to get an email or anything after you fill it out, unless I choose you to be one of the clients and then you will get an email and we can start working together.
So again, that application for the one-on-one holistic trauma healing coaching program. Is below. And it’s also going to be linked in the show firstname.lastname@example.org forward slash podcast. This is episode 51, and I appreciate you being here so much. And I have a very special guest for you. Next week I will be bringing Ashley Wood. On the podcast. If you’re not familiar with Ashley, I’m giving you a hint about this now because Ashley is one of my favorite people that I follow.
You can find her at a L N within on Instagram. She’s also the host of the line podcast. I have taken two of her online courses. One is about past lives and one is about knowing your soul. She also teaches people how to read the Akashic records. And our episode together is going to be talking about past lives.
So go follow Ashley, go listen to a couple of episodes of the line podcast. Check out her website, ALN within.com and get ready because next week’s episode is going to be rocket. I’m so excited for you to hear it. All right. My loves. 📍 Thank you for being here. I will catch you next week.
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