Podcast Archive

Links and show notes for all IHUK Podcast episodes.


Season 3

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Season 3, Episode 2 - Being in 'Flow'

Upon reflection, I can see that the early part of my life was spent wishing things were different. That I was in some way different. That my life circumstances would change. That things would get better. Easier. 

Perhaps this sounds familiar to you too.  

I've been talking about related subjects lately, so I thought it might be helpful to share some of my own experience of what I mean about being in flow/in alignment and trusting your intuition.

This short episode includes various examples of being in and out of 'alignment', and offers an affirmation for realigning yourself to a life of ease and grace. 

Find the written version of this episode here.

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Season 3, Bonus Episode - Soul Time Meditation

I had the pleasure of running some sessions for an online event called Wellness Together and this bonus episode includes one of the meditation exercises that I shared with the participants. (There is no accompanying article for this episode.)

Get comfortable with a pen and paper to hand, as I invite you to step into 'Soul Time' via your breath and body.

The prompts at the end of the meditation: 

  • Things I noticed during the meditation were...

  • The emotions/feelings that came up for me around these things were...

  • If I were to know the message these things are telling me, it would be...

  • Other things that occurred to me during the exercise were...

Season 3, Episode 1 - Developing Intuition

Contrary to what many may think, intuitive abilities are not particularly unique or special, and they are not reserved for certain people.

We are ALL inherently intuitive, although we may not always consciously recognise it.

In this short episode, Sarah discusses some of the benefits of listening to your intuition and offers 5 simple methods to help develop your intuition.

Find the written version of this episode here.


Seasons 1 & 2

Seasons 1 and 2 of the IHUK podcast (audio recordings of posts from the IHUK blog Archive)

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Season 2, Episode 3 - What's Blooming in You?

Just as the flowers are blooming outside, Spring is the time when we often feel stirrings within ourselves. This episode is about listening to the signs that something is ready to bloom within you, and how to ascertain the appropriate steps you can take. A guided visualisation is included. You might like to get a pen and paper ready before listening, so you can make a note of what you uncover!

Listening Time: 15 mins

Mentioned in this episode: 

- Intentional Healing UK

- Light is the New Black by Rebecca Campbell (Amazon affiliate link)

- IHUK Women's Circle

- Sarah's Beltane Spread (published on 'The Curious Cardslinger')

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Season 2, Episode 2 - Let's Talk About Card Reading (part 1)

With the introduction of new IHUK offerings which include card-reading, this short episode considers the way that our questions can affect the guidance available, and offers sample questions which leave space for answers that you may not know you need! 

Listening Time: 5 mins

Mentioned in this episode: 

- Combination Reiki & Reading sessions

- Stand-alone email readings

- The Curious Cardslinger blog,  Facebook Page and Instagram account. ​


Season 2, Episode 1 - Heart-centred Living

“New research shows the human heart is much more than an efficient pump that sustains life. [R]esearch suggests the heart also is an access point to a source of wisdom and intelligence that we can call upon to live our lives with more balance, greater creativity and enhanced intuitive capacities. All of these are important for increasing personal effectiveness, improving health and relationships and achieving greater fulfilment.” - from 'Science of the Heart' published by the HeartMath Institute.

If our hearts are such an incredible source, how can we access the wisdom and intelligence within them on a day-to-day basis? How do we learn to recognise and trust the guidance we receive? This episode is about using heart-centred living to bring your physical, mental and emotional systems into balanced alignment with your heart's intuitive guidance. It includes a guided meditation and written exercise you can use to align with and tap into your heart's wisdom. 

Listening Time: 12 mins

Mentioned in this episode:

- HeartMath.org

- PDF Download available here

- IHUK on Facebook and Instagram


Ep 15 - Dare to be Authentic?

If you've ever spent much time with babies and very young children, you'll be familiar with their flawless authenticity and self-expression. When they are happy, or they love something, it's really obvious - in their face, voice, and body language. Similarly, when they are unhappy you know it. There is rarely any doubt about how a one-year-old is feeling, regardless of where they are or who else is around! Yet the opposite is the case with most adults. Something makes us shift from being self-expressed kids to holding back as we mature. 

This short episode is a discussion of authenticity, and why it is that we feel compelled to hold back our authentic selves. You are invited to consider how this may be affecting your own life and wellbeing. 
Listening Time: Under 7 mins

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Ep 14 - Replacing Your Grievances (Inc. Visualisation)

Continuing the theme of 'Grievances', this episode is based around Lesson 78 of A Course in Miracles and includes a guided visualisation which aims to replace your grievances (against a person of your choice) with a new vision that is free from resentment or judgment.
Listening time: Under 14 mins

Mentioned in this episode:
- Resources from episode 13
- A Course In Miracles, Complete and Annotated edition (Amazon affiliate link)
- Commentary on Lesson 78 by Robert Perry
- IHUK on Facebook
- IHUK on Instagram

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EP 13 - Releasing (from) Grievances

In this episode, I'm talking about the effect of our grievances and offer a few ways you can bring attention to your own grievance-addiction. A short exercise and worksheet are included to help you release your grievances. By releasing your grievances, you release yourself.

Listening time: Under 11 minutes​

Mentioned in this episode:
- A Course In Miracles, Complete and Annotated edition (Amazon affiliate link)
- October Women's Circle (Facebook event page)
- Download the Worksheet here 
- Ho'oponopono 
- Davidji / Hay House music for meditation music for letting go of grievances
- For students of A Course in Miracles: A composite exercise on forgiveness by Robert Perry


EP 12 - The Power of Sisterhood

After starting a Women's Circle in my local community, I'm talking about the importance of our relationships with other women and the different ways in which they nourish and support us. 

Listening Time: 7 minutes

Mentioned in this episode:
- Rise Sister Rise by Rebecca Campbell (Amazon affiliate link)
- Huffington Post article about Girls' Weekends - 
- IHUK Events page

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EP 11 - Self-doubt, readiness and perfection

Recorded on holiday, this is a somewhat rough and ready episode in which I’m talking about recognising and letting go of self-doubt and the notion that we have to have everything ‘together’ before we can share our voices. 
Listening time: Under 9 minutes

Mentioned in this episode: 

- Rebecca Campbell

- A Course in Miracles

- Marianne Williamson

- Reiki treatments

- Hollie Holden on Facebook

- Work Your Light Oracle (Amazon affiliate link)

- The Circle of Atonement edition of ACIM (Amazon affiliate link)

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EP 10 - Suffering or Peace? You Choose!

On the IHUK Facebook page, I recently shared a video of Russell Brand talking about how the justification of pain is a way of recommitting to it. Brand said that each time you blame whatever happened to you as your justification for pain or suffering, it is the same as signing a new contract with it. But when you choose to let go of the suffering and can say "this happened to me and I want to move forward" you have the opportunity to re-imagine your world and your place in it.

In this episode, I'm discussing the issue of choice and offering some practical steps - plus additional resources - you can use to help let go of the things you've been 'recommitting' to and which are cutting you off from peace. 
Listening time: Under 12 minutes

Mentioned in this episode:
- Video of Russell Brand
- Landmark Forum
- The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (Amazon affiliate link)
- A Course in Miracles Made Easy by Alan Cohen (Amazon affiliate link)
- The Work of Byron Katie
- In-person or Distance Reiki treatments 
- IHUK Facebook page and Instagram

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Ep 9 - A Summer of Self-Care

Self-care "is the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health, or the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, in particular during times of stress".

Considering the way the summer holidays are portrayed in popular culture, you'd never imagine this to be a stressful time, or that you might need strategies for preserving your health and well-being. As much as we might plan to have a wonderful summer, it doesn't always live up to expectations. While it may not be possible to avoid all of the potential stressors, it can be helpful to have a few strategies which will help you to stay in the right frame of mind and to cope more easily if things divert from what you'd planned.

In this episode you'll find a three-step exercise to identify your self-care needs, plus a breathing meditation you can use at any time you need a dose of calm.
Listening Time (including meditation): Under 14 minutes.


Ep 8 - Muladhara: The Tribal Chakra

The energy in your body is carried through a network of connective tissue or 'fascia', in a way that is directed by your thoughts and feelings. There are seven main junctions in the body where the fascia joins together in thick horizontal bands forming a high-concentration of energy.

These points are known as 'chakras'. In her book Anatomy of the Spirit, Caroline Myss calls the first one the Tribal Chakra and explains that "archetypally the word tribal connotes a group identity, group force, group willpower, and group belief patterns." She says that all of these meanings make up the energy content of our first chakra. Located at the base of the spine, it's more commonly known as the Root or Base Chakra and the Sanskrit name is 'Muladhara' meaning 'root support'. In this episode, I'm discussing this energy centre within Myss' context, and offering some ways you can tap into your own energy to identify the 'tribal' factors that are influencing your life.

Listening Time: Under 11 minutes.

Mentioned in this episode:
- Caroline Myss
- Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss (Amazon affiliate link)

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Ep 7 - Acceptance: Resistance & Surrender

Acceptance comes easily when things are going our way, but what about when they are not? How easy is it for you to accept something which isn't in line with your plan for how things should be? When you don't get the job, when your train is cancelled, when you lose someone or something you love - how easy is it to accept things then? And if you don't accept them, what is the result?Eckhart Tolle says that the cause of pain is some form of non-acceptance, "some form of unconscious resistance to what is". 

Despite our natural resistance to accept things we don't want or like, doing so can make a tremendous impact on our health, wellbeing and day-to-day experience. In this episode, Sarah talks about the different aspects of acceptance and offers simple steps you can practice in your daily life.

Listening Time: 9 minutes. 

Mentioned in this episode:
- The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (amazon affiliate link)
- Guided Breaking Meditation with Kim Eng (YouTube) - 11 mins

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Ep 6 - Reality, Energy and Intention

In his best selling book 'Reality Unveiled' Ziad Mistry talks about the crossover between science and spirituality. This is something which has fascinated me for many years, but especially since I discovered energy healing - particularly distance healing. At first, it seemed too 'woo' to be true... yet people I knew and trusted were working with it. I wanted to understand how, and whether it was scientific and provable, or purely 'spiritual'.

Mentioned in this episode:

- Reality Unveiled, by Ziad Mistry (affiliate link) 

- Distance Healing 

- Washington Crime Study 

- Dr Masaru Emoto documentary (YouTube)

Listening Time: 9 minutes.

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Ep 5 - A Real Life Breakthrough

In the last four episodes, I've been talking about the way that we can use physical pains, issues or conditions to identify what needs to be healed within us. I've been using an imaginary example to explain various exercises you can try for yourself, but over the last week a real-life situation came up for me - it's quite simple but perfectly illustrates how the process works, and how you can use the things you identify in your body as an indication of aspects of your life that also need attention. 

Listening time: Under 8 minutes.

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Ep 4 - Changes and Breakthroughs

How often have you made some sort of change in your life, hoping it will make you feel happier and more fulfilled, only to realise you’ve ended up with more of The Same - the same feelings, the same results. Over the last forty-something years I’ve realised that we all do it - it seems to be a default setting to think that changing external circumstances alone will be enough to change our internal feelings or experience, but it doesn't really work that way. 

In this episode, I look at the way breakthroughs can lead to real and lasting change and consider how you can apply the different elements of a breakthrough to create change in your own life. 
Listening time: Under 9 minutes. 

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Ep 3 - For Things to Heal, YOU Have to Heal

It's often quite easy to 'treat' the symptoms of physical or emotional discomfort, but none of this deals with the underlying issues. If you treat symptoms in isolation, without removing the cause, the problem will eventually return. This episode, which is a continuation of the exercises in Episode 2, offers a way to uncover the root cause of issues that you're ready to heal, to state how you'd like to feel and to consider how you can achieve that. 

Mentioned in this episode: 
- Jim Rohn - jimrohn.com 
- 'Calm Cure' by Sandy C Newbigging - sandynewbigging.com 
Listening time: Under 7 minutes.

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Ep 2 - Three Simple Ways to Start 'Tuning In'

In episode 1, I talked about 'using Reiki to 'tune in' to the body's subtle messages. However you don't have to be attuned Reiki to listen to your own body and the guidance it offers - everyone can do it. We are all naturally intuitive, but our social conditioning and education usually teach us to ignore our intuition, and so we get out of practice.

To help you tune in and learn to interpret what your body is saying, this episode includes three simple but effective exercises that you can start using immediately.  

Listening time: Under 9 minutes.

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Ep 1 - Using Reiki to 'Tune In'

It's commonly known that Reiki is likely to help you relax, sleep better, have an increased sense of well-being, and so on. However, as I've been working with Reiki on a daily basis, I've also experienced a number of unexpected benefits to 'tuning in' to my body in this way. I talk about some of them in this first IHUK podcast episode.

Listening time: Under 6 minutes.