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Christy Haussler

09: The Lesson of Betrayal is Trust with Krishna Das

09 The Lesson of Betrayal is Trust with Krishna Das

Welcome to the 9th episode of Genuine, the podcast! I am thrilled to be able to introduce you to the incomparable Krishna Das! Krishna, or KD as his fans call him, is an award winning vocalist with a particular gift for blending kirtan chanting with modern instrumentation.

I’ve been following Krishna since the early 2000’s, and it was amazing to finally be able to sit down and have a conversation with KD. If you’ve never heard of KD before, you’re in for a treat. We get him to do some chanting for us today on the show, and you’ll get to hear some of his best work.

Today, you’ll hear KD’s struggle with success and betrayal, as well as being able to witness his chanting and explore some of his music. So, I encourage you to take a moment to retreat into this episode and explore the lessons of betrayal with us!

Show Highlights:

  • I share what is most important to me as far as being genuine in the world, in my conversation with Carlton.
  • Carlton shares how he processes his emotions through writing.
  • The transformative power of writing has impacted Carlton in a healing and restorative way.
  • By being willing to ask the questions and lean into those questions, it paves the way for reparations.
  • The story of the shiny bowl and the lesson for how we see ourselves.
  • Lessons learned from Octavia Butler’s writing
  • How Krishna Das defines Genuine
  • KD shares the difficulties we encounter in just being ourselves
  • We all need someone to turn the light on for us at some point in our lives.
  • What KD learned from his experience in a cult.
  • Learning trust through betrayal
  • The principle of our enlightenment being up to us.
  • The wounds we carry from the expectations of others.
  • The spark KD’s Guru left with him.
  • KD shares his chanting practice with us.
  • The importance of understanding why it is important to trust yourself.

Resources Mentioned:

Krishna Das:

Join GENUINE, the community to enter the conversation and step into our Positive Mind Challenge:

Books by Octavia Butler:

Wild Seed

Parable of the Sower