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Creating Light with Kelsey

Mar 30, 2021

Today, I talk about my personal experience of presenting my suffering through Bearing Gifts to the Feast. This presentation gave me the opportunity to finally own and accept my suffering, my trauma. I shared my journal entries from 2018 that revealed my mindset in owning my suffering. I even had the original audio recording of my presentation that I was able to include in this episode! 

Key Takeaways:

  • When we suppress our trauma we create stories about ourselves that are not true
  • Surrender of control and to your suffering is true freedom
  • Your pain is connected to everything in life, even your new-found joy
  • Suffering is the fertilizer for the rebirthing process
  • You have to own your pain in order to let other people in
  • When you numb yourself from the pain, you also numb yourself from every other feeling like love, joy, and happiness
  • You start the process of freeing yourself from shame by accepting your suffering


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Where you can find my Art Therapy images that I described in this episode,

Where you can find my understanding and description of Bearing Gifts to the Feast,

Blog post:

Podcast episode 13: 

Stephen K. Levine's book with the chapter explaining Bearing Gifts to the Feast and owning your suffering,