Lyndsey Scott is an artist, a weaver, a sacred space holder. Through her example, she has taught the people she engages with to open their hearts more with compassion and grace and to lean on the strength of ancestors. Kelly & Lyndsey have a fascinating conversation about rekindling kinship with the earth, the power of song and other spiritual technologies, and anchoring anti-racism as a contemplative and embodied practice.
During the episode, we talk about:
- Permaculture and plants
- Her early Christian years and deconstructing/reconstructing
- Power of forgiveness to liberate
- Who is the beloved in me? And the people I interact with?
- The positive practice of loss and grief
- Spiritual technologies
- Being contemplative and embodied in racial justice, art, and work
- What does love mean for you?
- Song as a spiritual practice and community singing
Lyndsey is well-versed in social and spiritual practices that support enjoyable, sustainable societal transformation: yoga, song-weaving, visual art, dancing, and gardening. Educated as a painter and trained as a yogi, Lyndsey spent a decade as a community artist in St. Louis before returning to the area to run a yoga studio in Rantoul. She enjoys designing projects to feed her inquiry about life while attracting adventures and connecting with tribes that grace her journey with experiential wisdom in creative healing and joyful sustainability. Her passions are catalyzing radically simple + beautiful + fun intentional community, sparking spontaneous collaborative singing and dancing, long journey bike-abouts throughout the Heartland, permaculture, and loving children.
Creating and leading Song has taught her to hold each moment as prayer, whatever the task at hand. She loves to honor thresholds, bring beauty to gatherings, tend the grief in our bones, liberate the pleasure in our bodies ~ all woven in Song, all in service of this great big Coming Home. When she leads Song, she has a deep desire to nourish each person as they claim and wake into our divine birthright, Freedom. Her current growth edge, with mentorship from Holistic Resistance, is leaning into Song as a tool to dismantle internalized white supremacy.
Her song teachers and mentors include Liz Rog, Lisa Littlebird, Laurence Cole, and Barbara McAfee who model the path of singing as heart-opening.
Learn more about Song Power Hour and other events led by Lyndsey.
Resources We Mention
- My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
- The On Being podcast
- Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It by Shelly Tochluk
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X
- One Night in Miami
- Legend, a Sam Cooke documentary
- Teresa de Avila
- A Course in Miracles
- Earthkeepers Wisdom School
- Joanna Macy
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