E96 - Dr. John Churchill: How To Wake Up & Show Up For A Planet That Needs You
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This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/KnowThyself and get on your way to being your best self. Dr. John Churchill joins the podcast today to walk us through the process of human development: from infantry to enlightenment. He shares a deep understanding of the spiritual awakening journey and how we can best optimize ourselves for this process. He lays the foundation for the conversation by describing our planetary cycle and how it related to our own development. revealing the "Fourth Turning" our planet is currently in and it's greater global implications. He describes the personal ascension process in 3 stages: growing up, cleaning up waking up - and how by deepening our understanding of these phases we can lay a strong foundation for our spiritual awakening. André's Book Recommendations: https://www.knowthyself.one/books ___________ Timecodes: 0:00 Intro 1:49 The Wheel of Time: Understanding Earth’s Cycles 10:18 Organizing Ourselves For Planetary Change 18:54 Emergence: How to Optimize Yourself For Synchronicity  22:22 The Fourth Turning: Our Current Planetary Cycle 35:05 Transitioning From the Head to the Heart  39:10 Levels of Human Spiritual Development Explained 1:18:35 Healing Childhood Trauma: The Cleaning Up Process 1:25:32 Understanding the Attachment, Relational, & Self Systems 1:36:09 Visualization Practices for Healing Relations 1:48:50 How to Wake Up & See the Oneness 2:01:22 The True Nature of Self 2:09:10 Merging Growing Up, Cleaning Up, Waking Up 2:17:50 Specific Practices for Raising Your Consciousness 2:18:18 Developing Processes to Cover the 3 Stages 2:32:15 How to Embody Your Highest Self Today 2:40:45 Conclusion ___________ Born in London, Dr. Churchill's interest in psycho-spiritual development, Integral theory, Contemplative studies, Western Esotericism, and Mahayana Buddhism began in his adolescence, eventually leading him to spend several years as a Buddhist monk at Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland. During this time, John received the esoteric Planetary Dharma transmissions that would in time unfold as his contribution to a planetary fourth turning teaching. For the last 25 years, John has developed a a Fourth Turning Planetary Dharma practice which includes the somatically based contemplative practice path; Embodying the Open Ground, that integrates psychodynamic healing, adult development and meditation.  John holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from William James College, and is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Instagram: @planetarydharma Website: www.planetarydharma.com August online Retreat info: https://www.planetarydharma.com/embodying-the-radical-wholeness-of-the-open-ground-registration 10% off coupon code: KnowThyself10 ___________ Looking to Start a Podcast? Podcasting Course: https://www.podcastpurpose.com/ Know Thyself Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knowthyself/ Website: https://www.knowthyself.one Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ4wglCWTJeWQC0exBalgKg Listen to all episodes on Audio:  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4FSiemtvZrWesGtO2MqTZ4?si=d389c8dee8fa4026 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/know-thyself/id1633725927 André Duqum Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andreduqum/ Meraki Media https://merakimedia.com https://www.instagram.com/merakimedia/
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