Breaking Mindset Cycles – Cerridwen
We all get stuck in them–Mindset cycles. Whether they’re breaking us down or building us up we form cycles to preserve ourselves. When these cycles are here to help us grow and prosper they can be the most powerful thing in the world to achieve the life we want to build. But when they’re a negative mindset loop they can be the very thing stopping us from finding true happiness.
Cycles are best represented in nature. The seasons, the plants, even the way our energies flow throughout a month or through the year. We see cycles work naturally this way and within our own mindset cycles we can see how they rotate as well.
Cerridwen is the Welsh goddess of cycles. As a Crone goddess filled with wisdom and experience, she invites us into the cycles of the seasons, of death and rebirth, to transform what is no longer serving us into something that will bring great beauty, and on this episode we talk about just that.
This episode’s guest is Beth Radefeld. A life coach that works with clients on breaking cycles that no longer serve and transforming them into healthy cycles. Realizing she needed a change after her son started preschool, Beth wanted to find something that supported her passion for self awareness and her background in education. She discovered life coaching as an alternative to traditional therapy and dove deep into training. In 2022 she launched Be Radiant Life Coaching continues to create programs that guide others in building sustainable habits, growing emotional intelligence and developing a strong sense of self. Her mission is to help people find their inner wisdom.
Questions we cover in this episode:
- As a kid what were some of the cycles you created?
- How has your childhood patterning affected you in your adult life?
- What are some of the most common mindset cycles/ or cyclical routines you see in your clients?
- How does rest (or lack there of) play into these mindset cycles?
- How do we begin to interrupt them and change them into cycles that serve us?
- Tools and Resources for breaking cycles
All this and more is on today’s episode of the Modern Magic Podcast.
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About The Painting
The painting of Cerridwen for this episode was one that brought great healing for me, if only to paint some flowers and the energy of a greenhouse in the middle of winter.
There were so many ways I could take this painting and I thought about including some of the a animals she transformed into within her story. These included an Otter and chicken and for some reason she’s often associated with swine even though I couldn’t find any context to this within her stories. But as I laid out the image of her in the garden, the perfect representation of cycles, the animals started to feel a little to illustrative and didn’t fit with the feeling of this image.
As a crone figure it felt important to keep her old age front and center of this image. And while she create her elixir in a cauldron (which we think of as the black pot for many witch’s story) I wanted to create a different cauldron. Technically speaking any pot or bowl can be a cauldron and more often than not, clay pots were considered to be cauldrons before more modern technology was implemented. So her cauldron of creation, wisdom and power sits in the terracotta pot that we use for gardening. In here she grows new creations bringing life and tending to them when they’re cycle is over and they’re ready to die. All in the process of starting the cycle over again.
Cerridwen comes to us with a need for change that brings wisdom. She offers us the chance to be reborn and as a representation of the Crone and with her cauldron of knowledge and inspiration she offers us new insights into our own lives and cycles.
Cerridwen is a reminder that all things must die and through this on-going cycle something new can be born.
If you want a daily reminder of the magic in cycle, to be guided by the wisdom of Cerridwen, or to see the just what rebirth looks like, grab this painting in the Modern Magic Shop.
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