Inspired Action

Jaye McElroy & Leta Herman

Join us on an Alchemical Transformational Journey... this podcast is for anyone interested in creating more balance in life (through the Nine Palaces), understanding your Five Element energetic natures, finding the path of greatest ease (your Wu Wei path), releasing the baggage of this lifetime (with the Ghost Points and more), or discovering ancient Alchemy (the Nine Stages of Alchemy) that can help you fly in your life... it's all about having more fun in your life and living as authentically as you can today! read less
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Episodes

122 - The-Not-So-Ordinary-Extraordinary Vessels (with guest) Ann Cecil-Sterman
27-03-2024
122 - The-Not-So-Ordinary-Extraordinary Vessels (with guest) Ann Cecil-Sterman
Listen in as Leta has a lively conversation with Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Healer Ann Cecil-Sterman as they delve into a number of intriguing Chinese Medicine topics! The mystery of life within us is something quite extraordinary! Leta and Ann explore the Eight Extraordinay Vessels of Chinese Medicine and their profound connections to Alchemical Chinese Medicine...and beyond. Ann is an extraordinary person in her own right! She's also a practitioner who graciously shares her deep wisdom with us. For further insights into Ann's expertise, visit her page here. In this conversation, we discuss: 03:51 The Unusual and Alchemical 05:25 The Eight Extraordinary Vessels 06:12 The Mystical Origins and Impact of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels 40:13 The Healing Power of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels 53:04 Reflecting on the Journey and Looking Ahead ********************************* Visit the Podcast Website: Click here to get more information on the Inspired Action Podcast. Visit the Alchemy Learning Center Website: Click here to get more information about our meditations and online classes. Join Our Facebook Group Click here to join our Facebook group for additional content or to send us a question. Join Our Inner Circle If you would like to join our email newsletter list, click here. (We will never sell or misuse your email in any way, it is safe.) Through the Mystery Gate book #InspiredActionPodcast
121 - Water Secrets... Leaked
13-03-2024
121 - Water Secrets... Leaked
Jump into the whimsical and wondrous energtic deep end of the Water Element world with Leta and Jaye. From "move it-move it" to couch potato energy-preservation (a.k.a. doing something when they are doing nothing mode) to superhuman stamina, and from extreme procrastination to excelling in the art of crisis management, the fluid nature of Water does it all! In this podcast you can learn about Water's need for movement and stillness, their secret longing to matter, their fear of confrontation, and their quest for knowledge and wisdom. Listen in and embrace the majestic and mysterious forces of your inner Water -- and find your own Wu Wei of life. 00:18 Diving Deep into the World of Water 01:54 Movement, Stillness, and Stamina 07:45 From Inertia to Inventory Control 27:05 The Thrill of Anticipation: Water's Realm of Possibilities 29:58 Exploring the Depths of Water: Drama, Trauma, and Wisdom 30:25 Crisis Management and the Unpredictable Nature of Water 31:46 Procrastination and Pressure 33:26 Seeking Intensity and Adventure 36:16 Decision Making and the Fear of Confrontation 44:30 Identifying Water  51:51 Celebrity Waters 54:26 Understanding What Water Truly Desires 57:10 Embracing your Water Element   Join Our Facebook Group Click here to join our Facebook group for additional content or to send us a question. Join Our Inner Circle If you would like to join our email newsletter list, click here. (We will never sell or misuse your email in any way, it is safe.) Through the Mystery Gate book #InspiredActionPodcast
120 - Metal Secrets Unveiled
03-03-2024
120 - Metal Secrets Unveiled
If you resonate with a strong cosmic connection, a sense of magic in life, authenticity, sincerity with a STRONG BS detector... you may align with the magnetic Metal Elemental Energy. On this podcast, we might tell a few little shiny "secrets" about the Metal Element of the Five Elements of Chinese Medicine and Philosophy... Join us to explore the enigmatic Metal Element within all of us! Celebrities like Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie, John Lennon, Queen Elizabeth, Lana Del Ray and Meryl Streep exemplify Metal traits, making them popular figures in popular culture. Listen wherever you find your podcasts! "Metal is almost a contradiction in terms within itself..." In this episode, we discuss: 01:29 The Inherent Contradictions within the Metal Element 02:59 The Metal Element's Connection with Death and Legacy 08:22 The Magic Carpet Ride of Life 25:53 The Metal Element's Connection with Music and Art 29:47 Spotting a Metal Person in the Wild 32:37 The Regal Walk: Angelina Jolie and Queen Elizabeth 33:34 The Metal Element's X-Ray Vision 34:28 The Voice of Metal: Eeyore and the Art of Descending Speech 39:13 Famous Metal People: From Hollywood to Music 43:21 The Challenges of Being a Metal Element 47:35 What Metals Want Most in Life: Value, Respect, and Appreciation 49:34 The Evolution of Metal: Self-Respect and Service to Others 53:49 Compatibility of Metal with Other Elements 55:03 Celebrating the Strength and Beauty of Metal Join Our Facebook Group Click here to join our Facebook group for additional content or to send us a question. Join Our Inner Circle If you would like to join our email newsletter list, click here. (We will never sell or misuse your email in any way, it is safe.) Through the Mystery Gate book #InspiredActionPodcast
119 - Earth Secrets Shared
21-02-2024
119 - Earth Secrets Shared
Welcome, fellow Earthlings, to a journey of secrets and wisdom in today's "Sharing is Caring" episode. Discover how Earth promotes harmony in our world and communities, by being the masters of setting boundaries, listening, and communicating with kindness. In this episode, we'll dig deep into the Earth's treasure trove of knowledge and unearth the secrets to fostering unity and balance in our lives. From planting the seeds of harmony to nurturing them into full bloom, we'll explore every nook and cranny of what it takes to cultivate a more connected and compassionate world. 🌍✨ Show Notes 01:20 The Power of Listening and Truth in Earth Element 02:17 Understanding the Relationships between Elements 03:45 The Role of Earth Element in Social Behavior 04:16 The Earth Element as a Social Referee 06:22 The Earth Element in Teaching and Learning 07:02 The Challenges Faced by Earth Element 09:59 The Earth Element's Desire for Harmony 16:40 The Earth Element's Role in Problem Solving 22:23 The Yin and Yang Balance in Earth Element 24:08 The Earth Element's Love for Community and Sharing 29:48 The Giving Nature of Earth People 30:17 Thoughtfulness: The Ultimate Gift 30:43 The Art of Hosting: Earth People's Special Touch 31:35 The Earth Element in Relationships 31:56 The Importance of Learning and Digestion for Earth People 33:28 The Supporting Role of Earth People in the World 34:40 The Earth Element's Approach to Problem Solving 47:41 The Challenges and Secrets of Earth People 55:44 The Earth Element's Desire for Connection and Validation 59:44 The Importance of Self-Care for Earth People   Links: Earth teacher giving hugs - notice the long flowy sweater!Join us for the  Love & the Five Elements class to delve deeper into the intricate connection between the Five Elements and relationships! - Use Promo code: LOVE20OFFSign up for a Five Element or Ghost Points study group
118 - Fire Secrets Exposed
14-02-2024
118 - Fire Secrets Exposed
Join us for this blazing episode that will reveal the secrets of Fires (which are not so secret because they love to talk about themselves)! We'll be exploring the magnetic pull that Fires have towards beauty and love, their insatiable drive to be liked and accepted, and the sometimes tricky terrain of people-pleasing. We'll also be dousing the flames of their self-doubt and navigating the choppy waters of their sometimes negative self-perception. Most importantly, we'll talk about Fire authenticity and their open-hearted way of being the love in the world. ❤️ 🔥✨ **The Fire Element Unleashed** - Diving into the vibrant world of Fire - exploring their need for emotional connection, their desire to feel truly alive, and the inherent link between fire and authentic self-expression. **A Spark of Shyness** - Uncovering a surprising trait in Fire – shyness, and the underlining quest for emotional safety that it masks. **Turning Up The Heat On Vulnerability** - An honest heart-to-heart about vulnerability, how it influences Fire behavior and self-perception **Beauty In The Fire** - Fire’s struggle with physical beauty and attractiveness, and their incessant efforts to always look their best (or not) **The Dance Of Fire Relationships** - The fiery, passionate world of Fire relationships, their preferences for flirtation, innuendos, and playful teasing **Mastering The Social Flames** - The secret sauce behind Fire social dynamics - people-pleasing tendencies and struggle with passive-aggressiveness **Sexuality - The Hidden Ember In The Fire** - The pivotal role of sex and intimacy in the passionate world of Fire - how it contributes to their longing for connection **Fires In The Limelight - Professional Brilliance** - Fires shine in people-centric industries, with their conversational prowess and intrinsic people skills **Hugs And Hope** - Fires loving themselves authentically, and embracing their unique characteristics Links: Sign up for a Five Element or Ghost Points study group Barrel Racing Video
117 - Wood Secrets...Revealed!
05-02-2024
117 - Wood Secrets...Revealed!
Listen and discover a few of the hidden secrets within the Wood Elemental nature that Woods only reveal on a need-to-know-basis! Whether you or someone you know is Wood first or second in their energenic stackup... you may learn a little more about the inner workings of this element! Join us as we delve into the mysteries that Wood sometimes keep closely guarded and private. Link to Show Notes  Stage 8 of Alchemy and Time Travel Year of the Wood Dragon Wood secret - Wood wants the best - watch - Jay at the Excelsior Hotel in Las Vegas, Modern Family, Season 5, Episode 18 Wood’s need for privacy - on a need-to-know basis Free Access Membership at the Alchemy Learning Center Connecting Your Circle - our intro book on the Five Elements (#amazonaffiliate) Energetics of Flow series - use Promo Code POD50 Making Life Better for Everyone - the Wood dream General of the Unarmed Forces Finding the Win/Win Wood as The Strategist and the Idea Generator Avoidance of boredom drives many Woods to distraction Research - the good distraction Gear - an obsession with making life more efficient Challenges and Athleticism Spiritual Challenges and being the peaceful warrior Movers and Shakers Future telling Wealth and greed Wood dealing with frustration The Happy Penguin walk The succinct voice, fast thinking and fast talking The direct eyes Being seen Impatience and engagement Being a leader What does Wood want? Wood Fashion Celebrities Power and competitiveness Homework - Connecting with your Oracle: Ask a question, sleep on it, write in your journal in the morning for 7 days.  Homework 2 - Walk your Wood and feel it in your whole body. How does it make you feel?  How do people react around you when you are being more Wood?
113 - Cry Me a River - Water Element Music
15-11-2023
113 - Cry Me a River - Water Element Music
Dive into the world of Water music today! 🌊💿 We're revealing the secrets of this diverse Element that ranges from the tranquil dew on grass to the intense power of a tsunami. Join us in exploring the eclectic sounds, rhythmic patterns, and genre-defying nature of Water music. From the timeless Bjork to the captivating Billie Eilish, discover the emotional depth and unpredictability that define this musical element. 🎶💙 #WaterMusic #MusicalJourney #BillieEilish #Bjork Show Notes: “All you water listeners who've been waiting patiently for us to reveal the secrets of water music finally get satisfaction.” What is Water music energetically? - Energized and variedGenres that tend to be more Water - Rap, Punk, Techno, Classical, Jazz, IndieWater dancing - dancing wild, quirkyWater singers: Bjork, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus, Cyndi Lauper, Tori Amos, Tracy Chapman, Annie DeFranco, Joy Oladokun, Kate Bush, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Yo Yo Ma, Harry Styles, The Weeknd, Run of Run DMC, Billy Joe Armstrong, David Byrne, B-52s, and Devo. “One minute they love being alone, and they love that peace and quiet. We've sometimes called them the couch potatoes or they're in the couch potato mode. And then the next minute they jump into an intense activity or drama, like BOOM! And that's who they are. They're both peaceful and have intensity.” "Think about all the ways water exists in our reality. There's ice, there's dew on the grass in the morning. There's a still pond. There's a drip, a trickle, a babbling brook, a rushing river, waves on top of the ocean, relentlessly doing their thing. Plus the tsunami." Links: Show website: InspiredActionPodcast.com. Want to know more about the Elements? Our book "Connecting Your Circle: How the Five Elements can help you be a more authentic you" is available (FOR FREE) when you join our Alchemy Learning Center (clik the FREE ACCESS button). Plus there are a number of cool free videos and meditations.  Check out our online classes, books, and more... AlchemyLearningCenter.com
112 - Born to Die - Metal Element Music
10-11-2023
112 - Born to Die - Metal Element Music
🎶 Exploring metal music: It's all about duality. Metal has two modes - one's the rule-following, law-abiding, goody-two-shoes, and the other's rebellious, a big middle finger to society's norms. It's all about connection and loss, from funky dance vibes to a wild, head-banging frenzy. It's a fascinating range of music that swings between these extremes. 🎸🤘 #MetalMusic #Duality Show Notes: “Metal music is best characterized by its syncopated bass lines, polyrhythms, and the minor key. When metal music isn't getting down and funky, then it's usually evoking feelings of nostalgia, wistfulness, and being forlorn. And that's what the minor key does in music. It actually makes you feel forlorn.” What is Metal music energetically? - Funky and wistfulGenres that tend to be more Metal - Folk, the Blues, Funk, Jazz, Heavy Metal, Gothic and Punk RockMetal dancing - deep knee bending, hip grindingMetal singers: Amy Winehouse, Lorde, Stevie Nicks, Cher, Mazzy Starr, Joni Mitchell, Sade, Loretta Lynn, Lucinda Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Lana Del Rey, John Lennon, Sting, David Bowie, Prince, Tom Petty, Neil Young. Bob Weir, Darius Rucker, and Leonard CohenHow the second Element affects Metal music “Think of it like the trees shedding their leaves in autumn. That's the Metal season. It's like waving goodbye to those sunny summer days. Goodbye, friends. We may or may not see you again.” "The truth is, all of us "F" up. You know, all of us, all the time, we're F-ing up, and yet, we just don't talk about it that way or sing about it the way Metals do. They love to sing about it, apparently." Links: Show website: InspiredActionPodcast.com. Want to know more about the Elements? Our book "Connecting Your Circle: How the Five Elements can help you be a more authentic you" is available (FOR FREE) when you join our Alchemy Learning Center (clik the FREE ACCESS button). Plus there are a number of cool free videos and meditations.  Check out our online classes, books, and more... AlchemyLearningCenter.com
111 - Hips Don’t Lie — Earth Element Music
24-10-2023
111 - Hips Don’t Lie — Earth Element Music
🌍 Dance like Shakira, Shakira and Experience the Magical Moves of Earth Music! 🎶 Are you passionate about music that carries a meaningful message? Does the rhythm of a sensual groove get you moving and keep you there? Explore the captivating melodies and infectious rhythms of Earth music that will make you dance from your core and set your hips swaying from side to side. Earth music isn't just about having a blast on the dance floor; it's a genre that weaves together powerful messages, whether they're political or deeply emotional, resonating with all of us. Join us in the celebration of Earth music, where beats and lyrics come together to move your body and touch your heart. Let the beats move you, and let the lyrics inspire you. Don't miss this extraordinary musical journey! 🎵 Feel the Earth's Rhythm. 🌟 Dance to a Powerful Message. 🤗 Embrace the Music of the World. Come groove with us and let Earth music elevate your soul. Your next dance adventure awaits! 💫🌏 Show Notes: “The song El Jefe, Shakira sings it with Fuerza Regida... Their voices are beautiful, but their message is like powerful in your face. It's about the inequities between the wealthy and the poor. And Shakira wants to get to the truth. All Earths love to get to the truth, even if it hurts.” What is Earth music energetically? - Rhythmic and circular musicGenres that tend to be more Earth - Folks, World (especially some African, Middle Eastern, and Latin), and some DiscoEarth dancing - moving your hips side-to-side, getting into a repetitive rhythm, hands moving circularly through the airEarth singers: Shakira, Adele, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Norah Jones, Mary J Blige, Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Rachel Price, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Garbriel, Michael Franti, Jared Leto, Santana, Sam Cooke, Lionel RitchieThe Five types of voices: Why Earths have a signing voiceHow the second Element affects Earth music “Earth music makes you want to move from your center. And that's where all Earth people hold their energy--in their abdomen. So they move from that center from the gut outward and their hands also move outward circularly. So everything is circular when you're dancing Earth.” "So getting fired up is not the same as when wood gets pumped up, there's a difference. So when you get pumped up... 'I want to pump you up!'... it's more like your fighting spirit is engaged, and if you're pumped up and jumping, it's more like an athletic event." Links: Show website: InspiredActionPodcast.com. Want to know more about the Elements? Our book "Connecting Your Circle: How the Five Elements can help you be a more authentic you" is available (FOR FREE) when you join our Alchemy Learning Center (clik the FREE ACCESS button). Plus there are a number of cool free videos and meditations.  Check out our online classes, books, and more... AlchemyLearningCenter.com
110 - Walking on Sunshine - Fire music
04-10-2023
110 - Walking on Sunshine - Fire music
Do you love music that makes you want to jump? Light, lively, happy or sad - Fire music will make you feel... something! Let the Five Elements set your music appreciation on fire and find your own Sound of Music inside of you! Join Leta and Jaye as they explain the inspiring, driving music of the Fire Element. Show Notes: “Fire music is lighter, it's livelier, it's boppier, it's up and down music. And most Fire music is... happy music... because I'm happy!” What is Fire music energetically? - Up and down musicGenres that tend to be more Fire - Pop, Caberet, Motown and DiscoFire dancing - bouncing on your feet, jumping up and down, dancing for joy, arms up in the airFire singers: Whitney Houston, Katy Perry, Barbara Streisand, Janice Joplin, Natalie Merchant, Bette Midler, Sarah McLaughlin, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Freddie Mercury, Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant, David Lee Roth, Elton John, Adam Levine, Chris Martin. Cat Stevens, Jerry Garcia, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Drake, John Mayer, Justin Bieber, and Charlie Puth.How the second Element affects Fire music “We've got it that Fire music is happy, but sometimes... It's happy until it's not. Because sometimes Fires have heartache. You know, all that love... wearing your heart on your shirt sleeve, eventually you're going to get heartbroken. And then the music is melodramatic.” "So getting fired up is not the same as when wood gets pumped up, there's a difference. So when you get pumped up... 'I want to pump you up!'... it's more like your fighting spirit is engaged, and if you're pumped up and jumping, it's more like an athletic event." Links: Check out our online classes, books, and more... AlchemyLearningCenter.com
109 - Knock on Wood, Baby - Wood Element Music
27-08-2023
109 - Knock on Wood, Baby - Wood Element Music
Do you love music with a driving beat? Do you sometimes dance like you're stomping or punching the air? Well, you might be Wood! Or you might just love Wood music. Let the Five Elements set your music appreciation on fire and find your own Sound of Music inside of you! Join Leta and Jaye as they explain the inspiring, driving music of the Wood Element. Show Notes: “So what is the music of getting the party started? It's like, let's go! Let's go! So we say it's a march. It's marching music, and that means it's emphasizing a heavy downbeat. And mostly it's not syncopated, but the march style gives the song a sense of energy and forward momentum.” What is Wood music energetically? - A marchGenres that tend to be more Wood - Rock, some Pop, a bit of Rap... even a Polka!Wood dancing - angular, stomping, punching the air, energized and athletic like the Kazachok Russian danceWood singers: Madonna, Pink, Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Celine Dion, and Jennifer Lopez... Eminem, Frank Sinatra, Mick Jagger, Stephen Tyler, Axel Rose, Angus Young, Eddie Van Halen, Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Darryl DMC, Kanye West, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre...How the second Element affects Wood musicStay to the end for a chuckle! “And I think every wood person wishes they could be more patient, especially when they feel frustrated. It's like just being able to pause for a minute and rethink before totally going off on someone.” Links: Join us in Park City - September 7-9... ParkCitySongSummit.com Check out our online classes, books, and more... AlchemyLearningCenter.com
108 - What's Your Vibe? Discover and Find your Inner Divine DJ
14-08-2023
108 - What's Your Vibe? Discover and Find your Inner Divine DJ
Have you ever had a song unexpectedly play that touches your soul at just the right moment in time? Are you curious about how music, vibrations, and the Five Elements are interconnected? Do you want to explore the concept of your own personal Divine DJ and how it can enhance your Alchemy? Join Leta and Jaye as they discuss the vibrational powers and the energetic nature of music and how you can find and access your own Divine DJ, a cosmic force that tunes into the rhythms of your soul. Whether you're seeking inspiration or looking to elevate your everyday experience, this Pod will leave you inspired, empowered, and ready to unleash the harmonious magic that resides within you. Join the conversation and let your inner Divine DJ spin the soundtrack of your life and find your own Sound of Music inside of you! Show Notes: “The Divine Dj isn’t just spinning tunes for the lyrics, but also for the healing sound of the music. Because the Five Elements also apply to music.” What is the Divine DJ?How the Divine DJ works in a treatment?How each song can have an Elemental Energy typeHow the Divine DJ provides validation and synchronicities during treatmentsUsing the Divine DJ concept for self-discovery and engaging with the Five Elements in music “Every song can have an Element and sometimes a number of Elemental Energies when the band is made up of a number of different elemental energetic types.” Links: Join us in Park City - September 7-9... ParkCitySongSummit.com Check out our online classes, books, and more... AlchemyLearningCenter.com
107 - Anticipating or Participating? - How do Waters Flow with a Free Heart?
30-05-2023
107 - Anticipating or Participating? - How do Waters Flow with a Free Heart?
Are you flowing freely in your life? Or are you frozen in your life, afraid to take your next step? Or are you stubbornly not letting go of the anger you feel? These are just a couple reasons why your heart may not be free if you’re the Water Element. Listen and learn how you can face your Water challenges. "So remember, living in a state of anticipation...this is water. And hopefully that anticipation is like a really wonderful feeling of exciting events in the future. But we always say your greatest gift can be your worst nightmare for every element. So this excitement for life can also be dread and terror for life when life is potentially delivering bad stuff in the future. "   What are the Water tentacles of the heart? The number seven is the number of potential. And Water is all about potential!Waters don't mind waiting because they live in anticipation.You're not a freak or an alien... you might just be WATER!Master Alchemy Apprenticeship Program starts in September. Sign up is now to complete the prerequisites.October Alchemy retreat: Building Your Alchemical Cauldron. Only a few spots left!Water is the most varied Elemental type.Waters excel in an emergency.Drama, trauma and the Dalai Lama - Waters love intensity and quietude/wisdom/meditation - the challenge is to have good intensity not bad intensity in life.Likely Water tentacles are: Fear, Apathy, Over-Indulgence and Deep-Seated Anger.The emotion associated with Water is often translated as "fear" but we like to use the word "anticipation."Fear as a negative emotion is more like PTSD. It's about freedom... do you have the freedom to drive on the highway even if you feel afraid?Anticipation should be a really wonderful feeling of excitement about the future.The Thirteen Ghost Points in Pod 29 and Pod 30.The Apathy tentacle is like being frozen in fear - like the Deer in the Headlights or Woolly Mammoth version of Water - a refusal to move and flow.The feeling of lack can bring out the over-indulgence tentacle for Waters.Waters can tend to not want to confront and stuff their anger, which causes the Deep-Seated Anger tentacle.To free yourself from these tentacles, do the Free Your Heart meditation in the Stage Two of Alchemy meditations in the Alchemy Learning Center.       One might be like a still pool of water and one might be like a rushing river, and those two don't seem alike at all... but wait a while, a couple minutes, a couple hours... time doesn't matter to water. They might even switch places energetically because all waters have the capability of being a calm lake or a tsunami.
106 - Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Turn and Face Your Heart
12-04-2023
106 - Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Turn and Face Your Heart
For Metals, a Free Heart can mean the difference between flying and falling. How can the Metal Elemental type free their hearts and fly free in life? Can you let the power of the Metal Lungs let go of deep-seated anger and jealousy to fly their magic carpet through life instead of falling and going splat? "If you can say that you always do this particular thing whenever that particular situation happens, the question is why ... and at the core of this is the idea that those issues probably come from your heart pains, which come from past experiences that we can't let go of, and are haunted by -- even if it's completely unconscious." What are the Metal tentacles of the heart? Update from Alchemy Learning Center: Dai Mai Livestream Course Coming up on April 16!Learn about the Master Alchemy Apprenticeship Program! 2023 cohort now open for enrollmentApathy and Deep Seated Anger are the the primary tentacles for Metal people (bonus: Temptation and Jealousy).The Yin nature of Metals makes them more reserved and observant - less "overly involved" - so more prone to retreat and shutting down.A Metal person's nightmare could have them feeling disconnected and unable to find the way back.The Apathy is the feeling that they'd rather do nothing -- life is just too painful -- when they've experienced deep trauma and the disconnect can feel all encompassing.Apathy can be a mechanism where total surrender of CONTROL (especially in instances of trauma and abuse) allows for the Metal person to survive the circumstances of their environment.Even if they aren't doing something about it, a Metal person is going to feel Deep Seated Anger at the injustice of the situation; this could be suppressed and building up until a time when it explodes!Metals tend not to overindulge on things like food, though they might feel tempted by things they aren't supposed to have...A Metal person can get really stuck in addiction if it feeds the impulse to be non-compliant with a norm (they follow the rules but find ways to be slightly deviant) -- think about the "cool" smoker.Moxibustion or incense could help to offset some feelings of lack if a Metal smoker decides to quit.Metal Jealousy is about not getting the RESPECT they deserve, and seeing others get it.The Free Your Heart Meditation can help you to re-write the memories of experiences which have caused these tentacles to develop and create triggers in your life today. Thought Quote: "Notoriously some of the big kings and queens of rock and roll, sex and drugs, but in everyday life, we have them around us of course...they just love a good Rebel Yell!" Jaye McElroy Links in this Episode: The Alchemy Learning Center -- a new online community of learning. Five Element, Nine Palaces, and Alchemy online classes on live online events.New classes on the Five Elements: Becoming an Alchemical Healer SeriesMaster Alchemy Apprenticeship programCheck out our new App in the App Store or the Google Play Store Through the Mystery Gate, by Leta and JayeWhat If... T-ShirtHow to send us your Five Element walking videosEmail your questions and voice memos to Info AT InspiredActionPodcast.com. Join Our Facebook Group Click here to join our Facebook group for additional content or to send us a question. Join Our Inner Circle If you would like to join our email newsletter list, click below. (We will never sell or misuse your email in any way, it is safe.) Through the Mystery Gate book #InspiredActionPodcast
105 - It's a Process... Healing your Heart to the Core
13-03-2023
105 - It's a Process... Healing your Heart to the Core
How can Earths free their hearts and feel a sense of abundance and nourishment in life? Can you let go of resentments and heal from the past... Tune in for this core Earth Element episode! "The first step is acknowledging that the problem isn't outside of you. That these outer circumstances are happening, but inside it's time to look at yourself and why you're being so triggered...so first ask yourself: what are the triggers?" By Jaye McElroy and Leta Herman Follow: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram What are your Earth tentacles of the heart? What would happen if the Earth came to an abrupt halt?!Revisit Pod 2 and Pods 12-16 to brush up on basics of the Five ElementsTwo types of Earth: Stomach and Spleen. What does each mean?Food can play a major role in an Earth person's life...sometimes positive, sometimes negative.Earth people sometimes struggle with feelings of lack, coupled with a denial of this feeling, and this can occasionally lead to... Overindulgence.Some Earth people have tentacles that mess with their appetite, and may develop an eating disorder.The flavor of Deep Seated Anger for Earth is Resentment, and when unaddressed this can come out in some not-so-nice ways...Earth is right in the middle of Yin & Yang, and has some of both aspects.Earth Apathy can be understood as an extreme version of putting others' needs ahead of their ownOccasional Jealousy (or Envy) can happen for Earths, especially when coupled with the deep seated anger and/or resentment.Earth people do not like feeling like they've been "duped"!How to address these tentacles? Earth goes into problem solving mode -- but can go round and round--so it's important to look inward.Check out the Free Your Heart Meditation in the Second Stage of Alchemy Meditations in the Alchemy Learning Center to practice this! Thought Quote: "They may have learned from trauma that they just don't matter at all, which is different than the Water wanting to matter, and they just go along with others, just to stay safe. They don't want to rock the boat or cause a rift." Jaye McElroy Links in this Episode: The Alchemy Learning Center -- a new online community of learning. Five Element, Nine Palaces, and Alchemy online classes on live online events.New classes on the Five Elements: Becoming an Alchemical Healer SeriesMaster Alchemy Apprenticeship programCheck out our new App in the App Store or the Google Play Store! Through the Mystery Gate, by Leta and JayeWhat If... T-ShirtHow to send us your Five Element walking videosEmail your questions and voice memos to Info AT InspiredActionPodcast.com. Join Our Facebook Group Click here to join our Facebook group for additional content or to send us a question. Join Our Inner Circle If you would like to join our email newsletter list, click here. (We will never sell or misuse your email in any way, it is safe.) Through the Mystery Gate book #InspiredActionPodcast
104 - What is on Your Sexual Smorgasbord?
24-02-2023
104 - What is on Your Sexual Smorgasbord?
Supreme lover or supreme controller? Which are you? Are you trying to fill a hole of lack of love? Are you getting the love you deserve? Or are you trying to control everything and everyone around you? What stokes your fire and how can you spark your authentic heart again? Maybe they also even got bullied in school, and maybe it came more from this feeling of isolation among friends. So that could be where Fire might feel a lack of love. And then, you know, when fire's not loved... it's disastrous. By Jaye McElroy and Leta Herman | Follow: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram https://chrt.fm/track/5E3D1B/traffic.libsyn.com/inspiredactionpodcast/IAP-104_rev3.mp3 What are your Fire tentacles of the heart ? Fires tend towards over-indulgence, temptation, ego/pride and jealousy.Why Fires love a good smorgasbordThe over-indulgence tentacle - filling the lack of love holeThe temptation tentacle - also filling the lack of love holeDemi-sexual, and being attracted to those you have an emotional attachment toHealing the tentacle by going through the past and rewriting itThe ego/pride tentacle - coming from the Fire need to be the Supreme ControllerThe jealousy tentacle - comparing yourself to other who have the loveFor the Trekkies out there - Smorgasborg! Thought Quote: And don't forget to wear smorgasbord pants. The ones with the stretchy elastic waist. I usually say buffet pants, but that word is out. That is so like 1990! Right now we're saying smorgasbord pants. Fires love a lot of variety. We love to see variety everywhere we look in our visual field. That's why parties are so cool. There's lots of color, there's lots of people, and you know, the people are the most interesting. So let's just say you're Fire and you have a feeling of lack inside, deep inside. that would be a heart pain. And that makes you feel like you need to fill this, lack - like a giant hole inside. And it's a constant sense of hunger. And so instead of going out and making friends and doing your fun Fire thing, you stand by that smorgasbord at the parties and stuff yourself nervously, and then you go home and eat an entire container of Paul Newman's O's. Links in this Episode:   The Alchemy Learning Center -- a new online community of learning. Five Element, Nine Palaces, and Alchemy online classes on live online events.New classes on the Five Elements: Becoming an Alchemical Healer SeriesMaster Alchemy Apprenticeship programCheck out our new App in the App Store or the Google Play Store! Through the Mystery Gate, by Leta and JayeWhat If... T-ShirtHow to send us your Five Element walking videosEmail your questions and voice memos to Info AT InspiredActionPodcast.com.   #InspiredActionPodcast Join Our Facebook Group Click here to join our Facebook group for additional content or to send us a question. Through the Mystery Gate book #InspiredActionPodcast Join Our Facebook Group Click here to join our Facebook group for additional content or to send us a question. Join Our Inner Circle If you would like to join our email newsletter list, click below. (We will never sell or misuse your email in any way, it is safe.)
103 – Do You Wear Your Heart on Your Superhero Cape?
31-01-2023
103 – Do You Wear Your Heart on Your Superhero Cape?
Saving the world is a big job and not everyone appreciates what Woods do for the rest of us. How can Woods heal the heart pains of being too much or not being seen for their greatness. Listen in for clues on how to heal Wood heart pains. “I have a special relationship with fashion. For me it’s like a superhero cape… it gives me wings to fly.” – Lady Gaga By Jaye McElroy and Leta Herman | Follow: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram https://chrt.fm/track/5E3D1B/traffic.libsyn.com/inspiredactionpodcast/IAP-103.mp3 How Would Wood Unwind Their Tentacles? The Wood version of a poncho – Celine Dion in a cape!What to take on the Titanic, singing Celine Dion, and why Leonardo DiCaprio couldn’t fit on the door!Wood is the change agent of the world, and frustration or anger is what gives them the impetus to create that change.The Wood mind is constantly calculating odds and possible outcomes…it’s about optimal circumstances for survival at all times.The Wood way is about finding a better way, especially when its a Win-Win.When things don’t go Wood’s way…this is where the frustration can take a turn…The common Wood tentacles: Deep-Seated Anger and Ego/PrideFree Your Heart Meditation Moxibustion treatment – heat on acupointsHow Woods utilize their Oracle for telling the futureA Wood temper tantrum … Bradley Cooper in ChefWhy Woods aren’t naturally Greedy, but Greed can be their tentacle Thought Quote: I can’t allow you to sing it because that could cause an uprising in Canada. I’m pretty sure the Canadian mounties were created to come after people who do really bad Celine Dion impersonations. So you do not want to upset our family up North, the Canadians, because it’s a real thing. They do not like you singing bad Celine Dion…” Links in this Episode: The Alchemy Learning Center — a new online community of learning. Five Element, Nine Palaces, and Alchemy online classes on live online events.New classes on the Five Elements: Becoming an Alchemical Healer SeriesMaster Alchemy Apprenticeship programCheck out our new App in the App Store or the Google Play Store! Through the Mystery Gate, by Leta and JayeWhat If… T-ShirtHow to send us your Five Element walking videosEmail your questions and voice memos to Info AT InspiredActionPodcast.com. #InspiredActionPodcast Join Our Facebook Group Click here to join our Facebook group for additional content or to send us a question. Through the Mystery Gate book #InspiredActionPodcast Join Our Facebook Group Click here to join our Facebook group for additional content or to send us a question. Join Our Inner Circle If you would like to join our email newsletter list, click below. (We will never sell or misuse your email in any way, it is safe.) The post 103 – Do You Wear Your Heart on Your Superhero Cape? appeared first on Inspired Action Podcast.