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Sounds Like Bliss

Sounds Like Bliss is a podcast hosted by women's mentor and writer, Tara Bliss. Conversations with friends, new and old and soul riffs straight from her heart into your headphones. Explore the struggles, celebrations and devotions that make life what it is, and ride the rollercoaster of deep thoughts; interrupted often by belly laughs.

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This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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Ep. 0: Introducing 'Sounds Like Bliss'

I’m launching my podcast, and this is special to me because it’s the very way I’ve been aching to communicate with you for an age, now. Get a feel for the places we’ll traverse, the tones we’ll explore, the depths we’ll dive into, and the highs at which we’ll soar. But wait, before you do that! I have something fun for you. I went live on Instagram when I recorded this episode in a response to some of your queries about ‘showing up when you’re afraid of being seen.’ The best way to demonstrate what courage looks like, is to demonstrate what courage looks like. My vision of recording this episode in a dark and quiet room all by myself dissolved when I tapped GO LIVE on my iPhone screen. Suddenly, I was introducing a podcast that didn’t even exist yet, in front of a live audience. I announced her name, her vibe and my voice was shaking the entire time. If you want to see the conversation (and the drama) that was wrapped around what ended up being a nicely edited podcast, you can watch the video over at tarabliss.com.au/episode0. I hope it inspires you to get started on your heart’s work. Tune into this introductory episode for: Voice wobbles and shaking hands as this podcast emerges A little of my story -- the dots that have connected to bring this podcast to life The power of blogging, writing, speaking, publishing to just two people The essence and personality of Sounds Like Bliss The two creatives that put a rocket up this process and made me move on it What I’m interested (and not interested) in exploring in this space with you

32mins

2 Feb 2019

Rank #1

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Ep. 1: What Matters To Me in 2019

We all have our own process when a new year is upon us. Some of us set audacious resolutions that dissolve before the first week wraps. Some of us go all #nextlevel with our business goals. Others of us wriggle towards more feeling-state intentions. As 2018 wound up, I entered into a state of deep reflection for the epic year it was; full of just.so.much. Did all of that heartache and beauty really belong to just 12 short months?! And I metabolised that, 2019 started to settle into the foreground of my awareness, and I began to sense what would require my attention, intention, affection this year. Today, I’m lifting the lid on what matters to me in 2019… and the processes and conversations I have with myself that have helped to give me this clarity.

37mins

2 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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Ep. 6: Power, Metamorphosis, Beauty

In today’s episode, we complete our journey through the world of 12 very powerful words. Power, Metamorphosis and Beauty -- what do they have to do with each other, how do they relate to one another, and how have we completely misunderstood their essences? Think about the ways that we as a society value ‘Power’ as a value or quality. ‘Beauty,’ too. The lenses that we have peered through when it comes to understanding these qualities are grossly patriarchal. It’s time to dissolve our current perception and become reacquainted with these values so that we may thrive, stunningly. Tune into this episode for: We live in a world of such falsified power, of such bravado, of such inflated ideas of power, power that is not truly power, but looks like it, power that is a lie on a soul level. Power that thinks its power because of control or greed. Exploring power instead as shakti, as momentum, as life-force, as a resource you have autonomy over Love requires us to be in ‘action’ in this world. Creation cannot be what is it without power A spoken word poem to support your metamorphosis “Allow me to re-introduce myself” - Beauty Beauty as a byproduct of resilience

16mins

2 Feb 2019

Rank #3

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Ep. 2: Courage, Creation, and Collaborative Leadership

We’re kicking off a series over the next few episodes in which we’re exploring words as worlds of their own -- (yum) -- and what better place to start than with the three worlds that act as the value systems and DNA of my life and businesses: courage, creation and collaborative leadership. This conversation is powerful and subtle and you may need to listen in twice, just so you can get a real feel for where we’re going over the next few episodes. If I may ask a favour, it would be to be in a state of receivership as you listen in… these aren’t sounds that will land powerfully on you if you’re overly distracted or on the hustle. Courage, creation and collaborative leadership are anchors that have given my purpose wings, and I can’t wait to introduce you to them in a deep and lovely way. Tune into this episode for: Everything touches everything. What business has to do with living and loving Embracing courage, rather than bracing for it How your willingness to be wrong and misunderstood and rejected creates emotional resilience Courage as an energetic, still, quiet thing Creation -- transforming neutral data into love Being a generative force in the world rather than a consumption machine Committing to expecting transformation as a result of the way you’re participating with life How systems create divine containers for creation to pour through The physical and subtle anatomy of collaborative leadership Collaborating with the essence of your team or community, not just the people contained within it The power of ‘passing the mic’ rather than remaining in the limelight Harnessing the power and reciprocity of the community’s brain's trust (rather than being the all-knowing source) Why our obsession with leadership is diminishing our potency. Enter: receivership.

26mins

2 Feb 2019

Rank #4

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Ep. 8: I Stand For Women's Autonomy

Women's autonomy -- this is our focal point in this week’s podcast episode. These are two words that come in like a fast moving train. They demand attention, respect, space. These words want to be noticed for all that they stand for. They are certainly that why behind my why behind my why behind my why. I do not stand for women's autonomy because I have completely figured it out. I stand for women's autonomy because I believe that part of my incarnation is to really and truly be an example of what this looks like in its continual becoming. I think that it's part of my purpose here to continue to claim more and more of this for myself, so that I can be an example for whoever else out there needs to lean into that light as well in order to remember their own. This is a conversation that I’m so passionate about having, but I’m fully aware that it’s not always the easiest. I would be compassionate and sensitive enough to offer a trigger warning on this episode, which of course is delivered with care and love. I just know for sure that in moments of my past in which I was giving my power away, there are some core sections of this conversations that would have made me queasy. And that’s okay. As always, Sounds Like Bliss is not a place for you to ‘learn.’ It’s a place for you to receive and roll in whatever you choose to. Tune into this episode for these sounds: Empowered women are the driving force behind real and true metamorphosis How an anchored and powerful sense of self can draw the best out from the humans around us, including men The more women we see claim their autonomy, the less women we’ll see in abusive / non-serving relationships, unfulfilling work and circumstances that don’t inspire them The importance freeing ourselves from the burdens of our lineage An autonomous woman is not an ice queen, she in tune with the boundaries that help her to thrive She knows that no one can make her feel anything and that she’s not responsible for the way people perceive her. She has the inner and outer resources to design a life that is aligned with the incarnation that her soul chose this lifetime.

32mins

18 Feb 2019

Rank #5

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Ep. 3: Curiosity & Attunement

Think about a time in your life when you felt disconnected… Whether that’s to your relationships, to your creative flow, or even quite simply (and painfully)... life itself. Marred by confusion and stagnancy, disconnection has its own gnarly brand of momentum… collecting up more of itself second by second, creating density, heaviness, isolation. There are two words (and worlds) that will help lift you out of such a (grossly self-indulgent) fog, and they are: Curiosity & Attunement. We’re going to explore these two today, and how you can work powerfully with them so as to restore lightness, awe and creation in your life. Tune into this episode for: Curiosity: ‘It brings an innocent sense of questioning and a healthy regard for scepticism.’ How curiosity is inextricably linked to courage, and offers opportunities for discernment and childlike wonder. ‘Curiosity is ineffective if you are not paying attention to your desires.’ Attunement as a means of gleaning our own answers Sensitively connecting to the essence of life Coming back into the respect and the remembrance that absolutely everything is alive

13mins

2 Feb 2019

Rank #6

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Ep. 9: The Treasure In My Notes App

Friends, A few weeks ago I emailed you sharing that I found a beautiful note to myself that I wrote 12 months ago, buried in my laptop. On today’s podcast, I’m reading that note aloud to you. It contained a wisdom that I mistook for hope. As I read it today, I am still in awe of what’s within us, awaiting us to tap into it. Do listen in and create some time for yourself to dive into a powerful scripting exercise of your own.

13mins

25 Feb 2019

Rank #7

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Ep. 11: Day Design For Work-From-Homers

Sweet spuds, a fun little podcast for you this week. I know we all love a little behind-the-scenes action and I’ve received many a Q about how I structure my days as someone with a home-based business. Happy to chat with you a little about this today, of course leaving plenty of room for you to feel into how this may apply to you, whether you work from home or not I think it’s critical to imbue meaning into our days whenever we can. You may hear an idea or two that inspires you. Tune into this episode for: Day Design as the pursuit of creation and evolution rather than perfection Honouring and sculpting your day based on what feels the most natural to you How time-blocking and spacious scheduling allows me to feel more free that my ‘spontaneous, free-spirited’ identity ever did The fun way I align my work schedule with planetary energy (oh yes!)

24mins

18 Mar 2019

Rank #8

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Ep. 10: Q&A (Round 1)

Instagram is a wonderful place. (Most of the time ;) We get the opportunity to art direct messages that are coming through with imagery. We get to stroke that aesthetic desire to create something beautiful. We get to market, sell and give away our soul’s work. And…. We get to interact with the QUESTION BOX! So, here we are. Every 10th episode, I’m going to honour you, your journey, where you’re at and what your curiosities are by bringing you a Q&A session! Round #1 is ready for your ears, now. Tune in as I answer the following questions: How do you get in touch with your spirituality and what does that look like? What are your favourite books on the Divine Feminine? How can I step up to be a leader, when all my life I’ve been a follower? How can I get comfortable with receiving more than ‘enough?’ (Truthbombs, here). How can I drown out the noise of my parent’s disapproval? How do you stay positive in spreading the light when people are mean / unsupportive? How did you heal yourself emotionally after your divorce? Can you share your new love story?

53mins

6 Mar 2019

Rank #9

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Ep. 7: Rebelling With Light

Gosh, it brings me so much joy to offer you this podcast today. It brings me joy and clarity and just so much eagerness. (I’m frothing on that word lately. Eagerness. It just feels so anticipatory and yummy and momentum-gifting, you know?) 12 months ago, when I was launching the debut round of Rebels of Light, I had the essence of it in my heart and felt the expansion of what was possible. So I did the best job I could do in communicating that essence; what I felt she could offer the women who chose to join our rebellion. The vocabulary didn’t come naturally but the feeling certainly did, and I’m so honoured and relieved that for 60+ women, it translated. This year, things are a little different. That essence is still alive and kicking and more enthusiastic than ever, but now, we have the proof of what this code looks and feels like once lived and breathed. This year, Rebels of Light inhabits my throat chakra (this is the best way I know how to explain it) with laser clarity, lightning speed and absolute knowing. And so today, not only can I continue to lift the veil on this experience for you, but I can take you on a journey on the content that we’ll trace in 2019.

28mins

10 Feb 2019

Rank #10