My Podcast Interview With Shristi Gajurel of Limitless Grit
Happy Monday everyone!
Life, as we all know, comes with challenges.
Many wonder why life seems so challenging, but don’t realize that the ups and downs — the undulations of rich-poor, happy-sad, healthy-challenged, together-apart and loving-unloving — are all essential to consciousness itself.
To paraphrase, Edward Edinger, M.D., (who was a psychiatrist and highly regarded Jungian analyst, and author of several of my most well-studied books) defines consciousness beautifully this way in his book, The Creation of Consciousness: Jung’s Myth For Modern Man.
Consciousness is a psychic substance, which is produced by the experience of opposites suffered, not blindly, but in living awareness.
Shristi is a beautiful, highly intelligent young woman who really cares about people. Her podcast focuses on the younger generation (young adults ages 16-25), and she asked me many questions on their behalf.
We talked a lot on the challenges young people have in finding their legacy (the overarching dream for their life). I explained that most people don’t have enough life experience until they are about 35 or older to have the clarity to know what will inspire them for the rest of their lives.
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I explained how young people can effectively apply the first principle of the Essential C.H.E.K teachings, which is “What is your one love or overarching dream at this time in your life?”
I explained the importance of using your heart compass, not your head, or doing what other people are doing or telling you that you must do, to be successful or “to make them happy.”
Shristi asked me, “What do you do when you can’t afford to live doing what you love to do, or your dream?” So, we talked about what Caroline Myss calls her Four Archetypes of Survival, and explained the optimal use of the prostitute archetype as a means of making a healthy transition from “have to” to “love to.”
I really enjoyed Shristi’s enthusiasm for life and supporting young people with sound guidance. We covered a lot of ground in an hour, and I hope you enjoy listening to our conversation. There is a lot in there for you if you are still working on finding your dream, identifying your legacy (at any age), particularly if you are a parent!
Thanks for all your love Shristi, and thanks to Elliott Hulse for referring you to the C.H.E.K Institute and my work.
Love and chi,