The Mike Mantell Podcast

MMP #18 Hardcore Spiritual Dedication with Kara-Leah Grant

Kara-Leah is an internationally-renowned teacher, writer and retreat leader. Millions of people have been impacted by the articles, books and videos she has published over the last ten years. Her passion is liberation in this lifetime through an every day path of dissolving layers of the conditioned mind into deeper and deeper presence.

Her work, through her teaching, writing and retreats, focuses on using the process of inquiry to reveal conditioned mind and so help people to drop down into beingness and presence. Kara-Leah is the founder of New Zealand’s most popular yoga website The Yoga Lunchbox and the creator of the Forty Day Process – a method to change or install habits into your daily life.

Here’s her website, FB, and her most recent book, Sex, Drugs (and mostly) Yoga

In this conversation we talk about her life journey since her first spiritual awakening, her relationship with ambition and personal growth, and the distinction between intimacy and romance.

Conversational Highlights
-Her history with partying and doing ecstasy in London
-Her first spiritual awakening from a past life regression
-How she started questioning societal norms at 11
-The dangers of combining psychedelics with spiritual practice without knowing what you’re doing
-Her going into psychosis
-Her deep rebellious energy that moved her through hard times
-Famous people who died around their Saturn Returns
-The pressures of fame
-The daily work to get back to ultimate truth
-Her 1,000 day practice
-Writing as a way to claim experiences and dissolve shame
-The awareness that perceives is non local
-How people are co-opting spiritual tools for consumer pursuits
-Creative projects have their won dharma
-Working with fantasy, presumption, and expectation in relationship
-Intimacy and romance
-Interacting with a person vs our projection of a person

Books mentioned in this conversation:
The Celestine Prophecy
The Play of Awakening

Boom shockalocka! I hope this conversation lights a fire under your bum as it did to my own.

<3 Mike

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