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Illuminated Soul with Craig West
Illuminated Soul with Craig West

Illuminated Soul with Craig West

Bite sized teaching, encouragement, and practical tools that help you respond to the negative thoughts, emotions, and occasional darkness life circumstances can sometimes bring. Together we're partnering with the Holy Spirit to live life with excellence of Soul!

Latest Episode

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3 Powerful Grounding Words!

9/16/2020
Overwhelmed? Freakin' out? Here are 3 simple, yet powerful words to help ground us in the present moment when we don't like the moment we find ourselves in.

Previous Episodes

Emotional Reasoning Equals Trouble

9/9/2020
00:15:33
When we reason from how we feel, we can quickly make a mess of things and cause ourselves undue emotional turmoil. Let's learn a better way.

Fear and Trust

9/2/2020
00:14:06
Instead of pretending it's not there, what if we admit it when we are afraid? And if we do, is that a contradiction to trusting God? Can we be afraid AND trust God?

The Layers of Forgiveness

8/26/2020
00:17:15
Forgiveness is a powerful weapon and a healing agent. But, let's do it well and not discount our emotions!

The Arrival Fallacy

8/19/2020
00:12:10
Some of our anxiety, depression, feelings of failure and more might be the result of buying into this particular illusion.

Trouble letting go? Try this!

8/12/2020
00:13:23
A helpful tool to aid us in surrendering, letting go, and embracing the present moment with God.

Two Thieves Teach Us Surrendering

8/5/2020
00:13:25
Two thieves have much to teach us about how to approach suffering, mental anguish and pain. Let's learn how to surrender well.

A Secret Weapon Against Anxiety

7/29/2020
00:12:12
There is a secret weapon you can use in the fight against anxiety and worry, but...it's not in our nature to use this weapon.

When Am I Breathing?

7/22/2020
00:15:25
Overwhelmed? Freakin' out? Before thinking your way out of what ever stressful moment you find yourself in, first ask yourself this profound question.

What If We See People Like This?

7/15/2020
00:14:22
A beautiful and beneficial way of how to see people that will open our eyes to wonder and awe instead of judgment.

The Havoc of Misguided Hope

7/8/2020
00:13:47
What if some of the emotional turmoil we experience as sons and daughters of God is simply due to a misapplied or misguided hope?

Meeting Unmet Expectations, Embracing Hope

7/1/2020
00:15:26
In this episode we look at some of the differences between expectation and hope. Understanding expectations properly can help us avoid lots of emotional roller coaster rides!

The Silence That Equals Healing

6/24/2020
00:11:33
Maybe you've seen the signs: Silence = Violence. But, there is also a silence that brings healing. An inward and outward healing. There is a silence that helps us see God and makes room for His presence and His words

Opinions & Chaos. Why Share?

6/17/2020
00:10:11
So many opinions flying around, right? Opinions we will have, but when we mistake our opinions for THIS...it becomes an open doorway to frustration, irritation and more.

The Questions Suffering Asks of Us

6/17/2020
00:12:43
Why me? Why now? Unfortunately, these questions are unanswerable. Maybe there are better questions to ask in the midst of pain. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!

The Pain of Emotional Resistance

6/10/2020
00:12:32
In the midst of tumultuous times we often deal with tumultuous emotions. And whatever negative emotion we resist, only persists. Instead of being victims to what we feel, what if we become investigators?

Riots, Rage, Raw Emotions. How do we pray?

6/3/2020
11:47:00
A lot going on in our country right now regarding racial injustice. Here's one sometimes forgotten, but constructive way to deal with tough emotions in the midst of tough times. And to pray when words fail.

How Human Are You Allowed To Be?

5/27/2020
00:12:48
A simple question that began my healing journey out of clinical depression and chronic anxiety. How human are you allowed to be? If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!

Where Is God and What Is He Doing In The Chaos?

5/20/2020
00:14:29
Where is God and what is He up to in the midst of our moments of chaos, confusion and darkness? In this raw and authentic Podcast Craig West will give you tools, and encouragement you need to respond to the darkness life can bring. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!

Ep 0: Introduction to Illuminated Soul

5/7/2020
00:01:00
Where is God and what is He up to in the midst of our moments of chaos, confusion and darkness? In this raw and authentic podcast Craig West will give you tools and encouragement you need to respond to the darkness life can bring. New episodes every Wednesday starting May 20. Subscribe now so you never miss an episode!