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Uncover, Recover, and Discover the Many Parts of YOU!

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Uncover, Recover, and Discover the Many Parts of YOU!

‘A child who is loved has many names.’

This is an old proverb that I enjoy expanding upon from a shamanic perspective. In shamanism, we work to bring the many parts of ourself into wholeness. In order to do that, it is necessary to identify those parts first. This is not always easy to do because so many parts of ourself can be lost, forgotten, hidden, denied, and so on, due to cultural, social, and familial influences that keep them in the dark. So how can we bring those aspects into the light where they can be healed and integrated into the you that longs for integrity of body, mind, and spirit?

I’d like to suggest this simple exercise as a first step.

  1. Find a blank piece of paper and pen.
  2. Set a timer for five minutes.
  3. Write down all the words you can think of that identify you.
    1. Do not to judge the words that come to mind. If the words show up, write it down.
    2. These words can be words that identified you in the past, but do not seem relevant now.
    3. Sometimes there may be two different words for the same thing. For example, in my case, I could write down that I am a ‘Registered Dietitian’ as well as a ‘Nutritionist.’

Here is a list of words that identify me:

Mother           Dancer       Shamanic Soul Coach     Nutritionist      Child    Sister     Cousin     Mate     Teacher

Registered Dietitian    Teacher     Radio Show Host     Homemaker      Graduate   Lisa      Business Owner

Friend       Domestic Goddess     Dreamer      Divorce´    Lover      Volunteer     American     Mentor   Homeschool Mom

Daughter           Student     Priestess      Medicine Woman       Shaman     Poet        Lisa Tremont Ota    Woman

Native American     Environmentalist     Naturalist       Gardener     Public Health Nutritionist    Author


This is a great start! This helps me to recognize that I am not just any one of these parts. When we identify with just one or a limited number of parts, we tend to cut off other parts of ourselves. Eventhough I am no longer a ‘child,’ my inner child will arise from time to time and want to play or cry or be dependent, for example. Through shamanic soul coaching, we can allow the child to co-exist with the ‘woman.’ A woman who can allow herself to run through the woods with the freedom of a child will be in greater harmony with herself and others than the woman who restrains herself because she doesn’t want to look like a child.

You may also be aware of the tendency to want exactly what we forbid ourselves. Who hasn’t wanted a piece of cake (or other scrumptious treat) as soon as the commitment to give up sugar is made, for example? The part of us that doesn’t want to give up treats begins to cry out and make itself known because it feels denied and forgotten. If we can embrace that part, we may be more likely to design an eating practice that is more realistic. Here’s another example:  When my two boys were young, I found parts of myself raging battle. Part of me wanted to be a ‘homeschool mom,’ providing the freedom and flexibility to explore the world in ways that they wouldn’t have if they attended public school. But then my ‘career woman’ would rise up in dramatic ways to make her presence known. “What about me?” she would cry (sometimes quite literally)! “You graduated with a master’s degree in public health nutrition and now you’re going to leave me by the wayside?” she would shout. Shamanism helps us to integrate these parts. I ended up homeschooling my boys for six years while finding a home-based business that I could incorporate into the flexible lifestyle that homeschooling demanded. Now, my children are both in college, leaving me with an empty nest and the resources from that home-based business to continue to expand my influence.

A shamanic soul coaching session can help you to more fully uncover, discover, and recover the many parts of yourself and to integrate them. Below are links to my own practice as well as that of Francesca Gentillé, my esteemed guest on SacredExploration (November 15, 2017).

Lisa Tremont Ota


Francesca Gentillé:


Twitter: https://twitter.com/Francescadiva

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/francesca.gentille ​

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFrancescaGentille​​




How to Complete Your Goals

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How to Complete Your Goals


This show will begin with a guided centering exercise to help set a relaxed and receptive awareness. During this broadcast, we will discuss how often we set goals and find it difficult to attain them or take the action steps required to make progress. We will explore with my special guest, six time author and transformational speaker, Molly Nece how she manifested success through her personal journey and proven techniques with her ‘Art of One Word’ goal setting experience. She will discuss how to live out our one word goals through our thoughts, words, and actions. We will open the phone lines to your questions by calling, 1-888-346-9141. Tune into Gentle Power Radio 4/21/15 @ 12:00pm PT

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The Art of Inspiration

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Cheryl Esposito welcomes Shailja Patel, an award-winning Kenyan poet, artist & political activist. Growing up in Kenya Shailja experienced the impact of war on the lives and spirit of the people. Her path took her on a journey from working on Wall Street to living a monastic life, running non-profits, eventually finding her voice in poetry. She uses text, voice, body and critical thinking to delve for truth and dissect power.Today she is a performance artist bringing her work to people around the world. Her one-woman show, Migritude, unfolds hidden histories of women’s lives in the bootprint of Empire, from India to East Africa.

Shailja’s powerful performances bring her audiences to an introspective space of connection with the raw emotion and impact of war and oppression. The irresistible passion and eloquence of her words touches people at a core level and inspires them to take action. I saw Shailja on the main stage at a Bioneers Conference with a standing room only crowd of hundreds of people. Her performance was breathtaking, and we were all moved so deeply – it was as if we were in a trance, not able to move from the moment. Have you ever truly “heard silence” ? It was as powerful as her oration. Then at once, the entire audience leapt to its feet and began applause and cheers and tears that went on and on. Following that performance Shailja said, “The fifteen-second pindrop silence after I finished my performance was worth three standing ovations.”

Words shape us. They inspire. Join the conversation with Cheryl Esposito and Shailja Patel for a conversation…inspired.

Tune in to Leading Conversations  Friday 3/20/15 @ 10am  PT on the VoiceAmerica Business Network

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