Scarcity Complex

J. Wurster

Do you ever feel like you have this nagging voice that tells you that you are not enough or that there isn't enough in the world today? Well, you are not alone. I wanted to create a podcast that explores this very idea of fear and scarcity. It dominates our lives, yet rarely is talked about. It is a lens that convinces us that we are all alone, cut off, separate from everyone and everything. When just the opposite is true. My hope is that this podcast will be a heartfelt, honest, and playful exploration of what it means to be truly human and all of who we are. We'll explore topics such as vulnerability, shame, self-expression, and a whole lot more. But most of all, we'll do it together. Subscribe today, and enjoy! read less

Finding the Gold In Your Wound
16-01-2022
Finding the Gold In Your Wound
#014 - All of us carry hurt and pain. Experiences that often times leave us feeling vulnerable and afraid. Whether it is through conditioning or our culture, we are told that the way through that suffering is by holding it all in. Which leads to living in a reality that isn't real at all, but a fragment of the way we were meant be both in relationship to ourselves and the world. In this week's episode, I spoke with artist Daniel Leighton as he shares openly about his own trauma and the importance of finding ways to give voice to that which we are feeling deep inside. And that through this process, we often times will find our greatest path forward in our own healing. About Daniel Leighton:Daniel Leighton paints and captures complicated states of the human psyche with simple lines and brilliant colors. He is exploring the possibilities of technology and human emotion being harnessed for the greater good. He calls attention to the inner landscape of emotions and advocates the importance of feelings. His work promotes communication and deepens conversation.Leighton adds Augmented Reality (AR) to his paintings by combining his backgrounds in filmmaking and computer programming. Using the Daniel Leighton Art + AR app, viewers can experience additional dimensions of Daniel's AR-enhanced paintings. Daniel's work has been featured by Timothy Potts, Director of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Victoria and Albert Museum and Gazelli Art House in London, the LA Center for Digital Art (LACDA), Technarte, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA) and many other venues. His latest project is Holey People (that's Holey spelled H-O-L-E-Y) an NFT Collection which had its public drop on December 23rd.https://holeypeople.com/Daniel's next IRL show is going to be in Paris, France in May of 2022.
Hope: Resilience in Difficult Times
10-11-2020
Hope: Resilience in Difficult Times
#010 - Have you ever wondered if it's okay to hope? We often think of it as wishing for something to go our way, but that's not the truest definition of what hope really is. This week we spoke with Dr. Julia Mossbridge and Dr. Michael Sapiro on this subject of resilience and what does it mean to know that we are okay even when everything around us may not seem like it. We cover a wide range of topics from how we can process and heal from our own trauma and what role unconditional love plays in the process. Learning to show ourselves kindness and strength from our "future self" is one of the many ways we can play with space and time to remind us of who we really are.About Our Guests:Dr. Julia Mossbridge is is a fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, an associated professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and the Executive Director of the nonprofit TILT: The Institute for Love and Time. She is best known for her research in mental and physical time travel, artificial intelligence, and consciousness. She has rigorously researched a wide range of fascinating phenomena, including precognition, future orientation, unconditional love, and how sound influences mood and cognition. Additionally, Mossbridge has explored models for personal transformation and self-transcendence.Dr. Michael Sapiro is a clinical psychologist, Dharma teacher, writer, meditation researcher, and former Buddhist monk. He is on faculty at Esalen Institute, is a Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and is completing a study on time travel, hope, and love with Dr. Julia Mossbridge of The Institute for Love and Time. Dr. Sapiro is often on podcasts, and teaches nationally on the art and science of transformation, expanded human capabilities, self-care, and nondual meditation for personal and community growth. His work integrates meditation practices, psychology, noetic sciences, and social justice, and is dedicated to personal awakening for the sake of collective and planetary transformation. He can be found at michaelsapiro.com.