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Stay Grounded with Raj Jana is a weekly show that interviews ordinary humans doing the inner work to audaciously connect with the truth of who they are.Our brilliant guests showcase the unlimited paths to authenticity, s
Latest Episode11/22/2022

258. Panache Desai: Unraveling The Truth Of Who You Are

Ep. 258
The last time I was with Panache was right before the COVID lockdowns. The time I spent with him as he launched his book, You Are Enough - Revealing the Soul to Discover Your Power, Potential, and Possibility, changed my life profoundly. Thanks to his spiritual wisdom and loving support, he inspired the courage to look at the parts of myself I was afraid to look at and dive deeper into my own spiritual journey. Panache Desai is a visionary thought leader and a life catalyst in the area of human development. This incredible human has appeared on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, he’s collaborated with Deepak Chopra and has worked with everyone from Neale Donald Walsh to Joe Dispenza, Brian Weiss, Ram Dass, James Redfield, and other luminaries in the fields of spiritual and personal development. When Panache called me out of the blue a few months back and proposed we record another episode together, I said yes in a heartbeat. And after we finished recording the episode, I knew why he called. When the student is ready, the teacher appears. His perspectives were the messages I needed to hear. It was a reminder of infinite possibilities and to trust in a greater unfolding. It was a reminder to surrender deeply into the flow of life and create from a space of deep knowing. This conversation is almost 1.5 hours long (twice the length of our normal episodes) and FULL of gold. I hope you guys enjoy listening to this episode as much as I did recording it. Key takeaways:Discovering the truth of who you are. Do we really have free will. Why choice itself is an illusion.Learning to value yourself. Why we’re so obsessed with personal growth. Why rejection leads to self-censoring. If you don’t like something in someone else, resolve it in yourself. Through acceptance, we can become aware of ourselves. How self-awareness creates space for trauma to rise and release. The hierarchy of consciousness. Why awareness equates to freedom. Why freedom & liberation is the North Star. Understanding the root of suffering. Why comparison is impossible. Contact Info:Check out - https://www.panachedesai.comInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/panachedesai/We thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.
11/22/2022

258. Panache Desai: Unraveling The Truth Of Who You Are

Ep. 258
The last time I was with Panache was right before the COVID lockdowns. The time I spent with him as he launched his book, You Are Enough - Revealing the Soul to Discover Your Power, Potential, and Possibility, changed my life profoundly. Thanks to his spiritual wisdom and loving support, he inspired the courage to look at the parts of myself I was afraid to look at and dive deeper into my own spiritual journey. Panache Desai is a visionary thought leader and a life catalyst in the area of human development. This incredible human has appeared on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, he’s collaborated with Deepak Chopra and has worked with everyone from Neale Donald Walsh to Joe Dispenza, Brian Weiss, Ram Dass, James Redfield, and other luminaries in the fields of spiritual and personal development. When Panache called me out of the blue a few months back and proposed we record another episode together, I said yes in a heartbeat. And after we finished recording the episode, I knew why he called. When the student is ready, the teacher appears. His perspectives were the messages I needed to hear. It was a reminder of infinite possibilities and to trust in a greater unfolding. It was a reminder to surrender deeply into the flow of life and create from a space of deep knowing. This conversation is almost 1.5 hours long (twice the length of our normal episodes) and FULL of gold. I hope you guys enjoy listening to this episode as much as I did recording it. Key takeaways:Discovering the truth of who you are. Do we really have free will. Why choice itself is an illusion.Learning to value yourself. Why we’re so obsessed with personal growth. Why rejection leads to self-censoring. If you don’t like something in someone else, resolve it in yourself. Through acceptance, we can become aware of ourselves. How self-awareness creates space for trauma to rise and release. The hierarchy of consciousness. Why awareness equates to freedom. Why freedom & liberation is the North Star. Understanding the root of suffering. Why comparison is impossible. Contact Info:Check out - https://www.panachedesai.comInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/panachedesai/We thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.
11/14/2022

257. Loka Pandya: How To Connect With Childlike Joy

Ep. 257
“I realized that joy is about working through your emotions, releasing your emotions, and also being intentional about your joy.”Loka Pandya is a motivational speaker, serial entrepreneur, a DeLorean collector, and a passionate life enthusiast who’s dedicated to deep healing work. In his work, Loka is on a mission to awaken the inner child joy that lies within all of us. Loka’s passion for igniting joy began after his mother died when he was 13. Almost overnight, Loka transformed from a highly competitive, ambitious teen into a young man who wanted to help others feel better. Over time, his overgiving character put him on a rollercoaster of extreme highs and deep lows. The pattern was exhausting. Loka succeeded in making the world happy, but inside, he was sad. In response, Loka threw the kitchen sink at his healing journey, trying every tool and modality he could get his hands on. This inner journey taught Loka that healing depended on his ability to feel his true emotions. He also learned you could intentionally trigger joy and choose how to feel. Today, Loka empowers people to tap into their childlike joy so they can experience more love and happiness. This episode is a heartwarming dive into Loka’s personal journey of healing, along with tools and tips for igniting joy and reconnecting with your inner child. “The more play you put in, the happier, more joyous you're going to be, and be intentional about it.” Key takeaways:Exploring your relationship with receiving.What happens when the high highs and low lows become exhausting? Loka’s “folder of joy.” Reframing triggers into initiations. Pausing to create space for a response. Reclaiming control of your power to choose. The power of healing through baby steps. Doing the one thing each day that helps you heal. Staying grounded through a routine. Contact Info:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lokapandya/Loka@lokapandya.com. We thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.
11/7/2022

256. Raj Jana: Surrendering To A Vision Bigger Than You

Ep. 256
“Your intimate relationship is the most profound mirror for you to actually connect to that foundation of love within yourself.” The last time I recorded a reflection episode was at the end of August - just after returning from Burning Man. As an experiment, I decided to wait a couple of months before publicly reflecting again. It’s been interesting to see the arc of change over a two-month window - proof that many shifts can happen when you move through life consciously and with vulnerability and authenticity. I often remind myself that I’m the common denominator in all areas of my life. How I show up in one context impacts how I show up in others. In this episode, you’ll hear how I’ve used my relationship and creativity as dojos - places to practice peeling off masks and connecting more intimately with the authentic me. I’ve also been exploring the power of surrendering to a vision bigger than myself - a practice vastly different from how I used to operate in business. These intentions became catalysts for a lot of growth, as you’ll hear in the episode. As always, I hope that this episode will inspire a practice of reflection in your life. Reflection can be a superpower because the more we know our authentic selves, the more we can navigate fear, manage adversity, regulate our nervous system and step into the greatest forms of love we were born to express. “What's actually required is healing ourselves and liberating ourselves from these conditions that have kept us trapped in this old way of doing that isn't actually serving the planet, it's not serving our relationships, it's not serving our health.”Key takeaways:Learning to show up imperfectly. Overcoming my fear of being seen to fail. Speaking on the same stage as Dr. Joe Dispenza. Creating from a place of collaboration over competition. Turning away from ME projects into WE projects. Leveraging vulnerability as a tool for healing Humans are inherently goodHaving the courage to take off your mask. The desire to know who you really are. Contact Info:Raj’s contact details. Instagram | WebsiteGeorgina’s Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.
10/31/2022

255. Andrew Kroeze: Intentional Rituals For Sustaining Energy

Ep. 255
“I master my fate and captain my soul… I need to take radical responsibility for my life. I can create anything that I want out of my life.” Like many entrepreneurs, Andrew Kroeze achieved massive success through the hustle-and-grind culture only to find the tactic wasn’t sustainable. After experiencing burnout, Andrew had no choice but to reinvent himself. But the changes didn’t fully stick. The next time he crashed, Andrew woke up in a hospital bed. This time, Andrew knew he needed to make more permanent changes to his life and business. He craved something simpler, so he sold his company, retreated to an ashram, and reset his nervous system. Through this experience, Andrew decided to become a “master of his fate.” In practice, this looked like embedding energy rituals, systems, and habits into his routine so he could alchemize time into the life his soul wanted. Andrew’s willingness to hold himself accountable to his life blueprint inspires me. The degree of ownership Andrew commands over his psychological & physiological state is a potent reminder of the creative power of discipline when it’s harnessed in the direction of alignment and authenticity. In his work, Andrew is committed to sharing his secrets of success with others. Through his Masters of Fate brotherhood, Andrew empowers men to master themselves first and then business. “Our core beliefs anchor our thoughts, our energy rituals anchor our emotions, and then our time design or our calendar anchors our actions.” Key takeaways:How entrepreneurship can be a catalyst for a spiritual journey. Retreating to a monastery to reset my nervous system. Letting go of deeply rooted core beliefs that don’t serve. Intentional rituals for sustaining energy. Developing processes as an accountability tool. Using time blocking to design his calendar.Planning hacks for designing your life. Using pre-commitments to establish helpful habits. Contact Info:https://www.instagram.com/kaptainkroezehttps://www.facebook.com/andrew.kroeze.50https://start.masteringfate.com/bro53711418We thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.
10/25/2022

254. Jayson Gaignard: The Impact of Leading with Vulnerability

Ep. 254
“Vulnerability to me is an expensive gift, and you shouldn't expect it from cheap people.”“I mean, the quality of your life comes down to the quality of relationships. If you want good quality relationships, you have to be able to embrace vulnerability and that uncertainty sometimes.”Jayson Gaignard is a rare breed of entrepreneurial leader because of his willingness to be visible when vulnerable. The old way to succeed was to wear a mask and pretend to have it all figured out. Jayson challenges that paradigm and proves how being vulnerable with others about your struggles, hardships, and even failures can lead to greater levels of impact in a world hungry for connection & belonging.  Named one of Forbes’s “Top Networkers to Watch” because of his ability to curate highly coveted events, Jayson is the founder of Mastermind Talks - an exclusive community that serves as a container of support, inspiration, and deep belonging for entrepreneurs who value impact and collaboration alongside business. Jayson has been featured in the likes of Entrepreneur, Lifehacker, and Tim Ferriss’s Tools of Titans. Jayson believes entrepreneurs are “community made” rather than self-made. But what does it take to be a person who can guide, support, and empower others? In this episode, Jayson discusses some of the teachers who have taught him on his journey. Teachers include his daughter, who Jayson explains pulls him into his highest expression, as well as the power of vulnerability to encourage self-love and celebrate your unique beauty while honoring others. Jayson is a man who cares deeply about people and the land while doing his best. As you’ll hear in this episode, when people are mission-driven, they can sometimes be clouded in doubt. This conversation is a beautiful example of what’s possible when you leverage community and vulnerability as mirrors for your highest expression. Key takeaways:The quality of your relationships is indicative of the quality of your leadership. How tormentors can become mentors. Exploring the mirrors of your relationships. An artist who uses business as a canvas. Leveraging empathy as an edge. Finding purpose. Reclaiming the freedom we lost. How Jayson models self-love to his daughter. The pattern of being hard on yourself. Allowing yourself to know you are enough and you’ve done enough. The art of shifting from DOing to BEing. And more…Contact Info:Check out Mastermind Talks >>> https://www.mmt.communityhttps://www.facebook.com/JaysonGaignardWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.
10/17/2022

253. Dr. Joanna LaPrade: Understanding Yourself Through Archetypes

Ep. 253
“ I think our culture has tricked ourselves into thinking there are cute things that we can do that will make us automatically on the other side of the doorway, and there isn't. You have to walk through the doorway.” Although darkness is an inevitable aspect of life, our culture offers few pathways through it. In many ways, modern life has distanced itself from indigenous rituals that have been used for thousands of years to provide clarity & direction. As a result, many people lose their footing and struggle to make sense of life’s darkest moments. As a Jungian psychotherapist, Dr. Joanna LaPrade believes mythology can offer a roadmap for all of us to experience the fullness of our human potential.When you study myths and explore the similarities between your life and that of the Gods and heroes of the many worlds, you might find that we’re not that different. In every mythic tale lies a story of how life’s challenges and discomforts are here to reveal more of who you are. In her work, Joanna empowers people to cultivate self-awareness by deepening their connection with their inner world. She takes an archetypal perspective, leaning on mythology and symbolism to help people navigate their underworld. Joanna is the founder of Aion Psychotherapy, an educator, and the author of Forged In Darkness. The Many Paths To Personal Transformation. “There's no one size fits all for experiencing the darkness in life. We really think we limit ourselves in our own capacity to access what could make change in us by telling ourselves, yeah, there's one way, and it needs to look this way, and you better do it quickly.” Key takeaways:Defining darkness. The power of pulling from mythology. Understanding who we are through archetypes. Finding the myths that are true for you. Why Joanna started to unpack the hero archetype. Integrating mythology & archetypes into your inner work journey. What is heroism and why do we think about it so singularly? And more…Contact Info:Website: https://aionpsychotherapy.comBook: https://www.amazon.com/Dr.-Joanna-LaPrade/e/B09ZQ7CR9S%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_shareWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.
10/10/2022

252. Gina Worful: Releasing The Shame Around Your Emotions

Ep. 252
“Doing the work is the journey of questioning. Once you question and you become aware, it's making choices.” Over the last four years, I’ve spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and thousands of hours on my inner work journey. I chose to turn myself into my own research project, and this time in my life has been a period of massive growth, reflection, and expansion. In this episode, I’ve paired up with my beautiful life partner Gina to open up about the rock bottom experiences that brought us to our knees, and how we used those experiences as catalysts to shift the way we lived our lives.The journey of increasing awareness is potent, powerful, and profound. Eventually, you uncover the underlying factors that are unconsciously creating your reality. It’s the work that returns you to your personal power. It’s a rich inquiry that elevates your ability to choose differently and shift the course of your life for good.I hope this week’s episode is a glimpse of the ecstatic level of fulfillment possible when you choose to face your fears and lean into the wisdom of what wants to be shown.“Underneath those symptoms there are unresolved feelings. There's trapped energy in the body, there are beliefs, there's unconscious programming that is not in alignment with what you consciously want.”Key takeaways:Why hormonal imbalance became a gateway for Gina to go inwards. When stress-relieving techniques aren’t effectiveWe’ve normalized living with chronic stress. How compartmentalizing is a coping strategy. Looking inward to discover hidden beliefs. The ego death from coming clean to my exWhy the secret to healing is to understand your nervous system responses. Creating the space for a proactive response. The liberation that comes from looking at discomfort. Information about a LIVE group healing experience. And more… If you’re interested in being supported by myself and a team of veterans as you learn to do the inner work in a safe community setting, join our October Cohort of Precision Emotional Healing.Head to www.liber8.health/We thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.