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Sexy Spirituality

Jan 28, 2019

Sexy Spirituality Episode #21

Fierce Vulnerability



Lezli Goodwin

Kimjera Whittington

Guest Host: Brian Akers


Opening Chat

We chat about Thrive CSL, Kimjera's brand new community and how the first couple of Sunday Celebrations have gone.


Fierce Vulnerability

  • Being a spiritual leader requires fierce vulnerability, especially when facing physical or mental health challenges.
  • The New Thought teaching can encourage rugged individualism, which can be very lonely.  Instead, it is incumbent upon spiritual leaders to model authenticity and integrity, asking for support when we need it. This makes it okay for congregants and community members to do the same.
  • Being able to acknowledge our strengths and weaknesses without fear of judgment is essential!
  • There is still cultural residue in Science of Mind that we should be able to pray it away, especially ministers, but there is power in going through the human condition and sharing from the position of spiritual principle.
  • You learn about your ministry in providing access to people to see who you are when you are in challenge, and inviting the spiritual work in your community.
  • We don't rule out praying the condition away, but being free from discord doesn't mean being free from the environment. Healing isn't always physical cure -- Spirit is bigger than that.
  • Being fierce about all of this means not caring about peoples' opinions about all of this. I don't care if you think being honest about my needs and experiences means I'm weak. I'm going to share it anyway, and model healthy, loving community support.
  • Our teaching is less about eliminating every irregularity and more about being able to face whatever comes with a great deal of ease and grace.  So much of that requires reaching out for support and love when we need it.


Something Good




CSL Thrive is offering a three-week class on Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PM PST, February 4, 11 & 18 via Zoom technology (available worldwide). Explore basic spiritual practices together as a commnity. $49.00 Find out more and register at 


Brian I'm ready to relaunch the "It's Really Real" project, exploring what happens when a middle aged white guy really lives these principles and tries to build organic community.  Join the It's Really Real Facebook group. Soon, will be relaunching.



This March, I'm releasing a new BOOK!  If you want to be a part of the Launch Team making this happen, you can join in the fun. Find out more and register at www.lezligoodwin/launchteam


We'll see you February 4 for our next episode of Sexy Spirituality. Share your thoughts and ideas with us at