Mother Dearest Show

Locus of Transformation

Hosted by Judy Dirks and Jacob Campbell

The Mother Dearest Show takes place every other week. Mother and son join each other for a call where they talk about everything from mental health counseling services, social work, spirituality, and family history, building connections together.

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View Episode 11: They Were On To Something with that Yoga Thing Jacob and Judy use the OSHO Zen Tarot Deck to pull the Page of Fire - Playfulness. They talk about the values of playfulness and how hard it is sometimes for adults to have a real spirit of playfulness. They also talk about different seasons they like and having done martial arts in Jacob’s younger years. Time Stamps 00:00 Introduction and my mom is worried about how much sun I might get 04:58 Pulling the Page of Fire Card - Playfulness 15:36 What we enjoy about different seasons 21:00 Practicing martial arts Links I’m still a bit behind in posting. This one is from mid July. We spent about a month not posting / recording so I only have about three that I haven’t posted yet… Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental Game Of Zen (79-Card Deck and 192-Page Book) In the episode, I say Colin Wood and I meant to say Colin Wilson Gary Lachman was my teacher for The Lost Knowledge of the Imagination that I take at CIIS in the Transformative Studies Department The talk that I discuss is Beyond The Robot: Consciousness And Existentialism With Gary Lachman Therapy Solutions Tai chi chih on Wikipedia How to Protect Your Body From Injury in your Tai Chi Chih Practice a presentation that Sara posted. Tri-Cities Martial Arts & Fitness Kata The style of martial arts we did when I was young was Isshin-ryū A photo of the OSHO Zen Tarot Deck’s Page of Fire Card - Playfulness A photo of Jacob’s Dog, Chewie Sitting Lazy on the Couch A photo of Judy in her Karate Gi A photo of Jacob in his Karate Gi

Oct 10

28 min 45 sec

View Episode 10: Letting Go Jacob and Judy start their conversation by talking about the Mercury Retrograde and its effects on communication. They use the Pathfinder Tarot Deck to pull the Card the VIII of Cups and the IV of Wands. They go on to talk about how we let go and the use of psychedelics in treatment and personal growth. Time Stamps 00:00 Introduction 00:22 Retrograde of Mercury 08:06 Drawing the VIII of Cups and IV of Wands 15:48 The retreat Judy is planning and letting go 19:44 The use of psychedelics in treatment and Jacob’s experience with Ayahuasca Links Pathfinder’s Tarot by David Fontana The Rider Tarot Deck Farmer’s Almanac with Dates in 2021 of Mercury Retrograde Article about Mercury Retrogrades in Astrology.com Episode 2: Connecting with the Divine - Spirituality and Systems Thinking is where we talked about Marianne Williamson and her 365 Days of a Course in Miracles Episode 6: The Right People at the Right Time is where Judy shared about her Weavers group Article about the Buddhist idea of letting it go Therapy Solution Ram Dass Gabor Maté’s website CIIS About the Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research New Experiences & Broken Things, a blog post I wrote about the my experience with Ayahuasca The Rider Tarot Deck Cards IV of Wands and 8 of Cups

Aug 10

32 min 36 sec

View Episode 9: Opening a Portal to Connection Jacob and Judy use OSHO Zen Tarot Deck to pull the 2 of Clouds: Schizophrenia Card. They talk about working towards oneness and interconnection. They also imagine the future and talk about what being in the age of Aquarius means. Time Stamps 00:00 Introduction 00:28 Pulling the 2 of Clouds: Schizophrenia card 04:16 The concept of oneness 15:06 The Age of Aquarius 17:44 How the world might be different in the next 10 years Links Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental Game Of Zen (79-Card Deck and 192-Page Book) Wikipedia article on schizophrenia Podcast Episode of Forest Wisdom, Mother Trees and the Science of Community by the Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature Foundation Series article on Wikipedia. It is a great series and I highly recommend it. I’m looking forward to seeing it on Apple TV+ Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In song Wikipedia article Age of Aquarius general wikipedia article Talking about moon cycles in Episode 5 - Completion is Not Final, It’s More of a Phase Play Oregon Trail yourself no on Classic Reload or see the Wikipedia article Trump says he’ll be President again by August, report says article on MSN by Seth Lemon. Photo of the OSHO Zen Tarot Decks 2 of Clouds: Schizophrenia

Jul 20

36 min 43 sec

View Episode 8: How Do We Figure out What We Really Want: Listening to Our Inner Voice Jacob and Judy use The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck to pull the XVI The Tower_ and the Wisdom of the Oracle Divination Cards to pull the 33 Chaos and Conflict card. They talk about times of transition and the principle of three. They also talk about motivation and how to help clients connect with some of their desires. Time Stamps 00:00 Episode 08 of The Mother Dearest Show 00:26 Pulling the XVI The Tower and 33 Chaos and Conflict Cards 02:54 Principle of 3 09:50 How do we Motivate Clients 20:42 Functions of Behavior 24:54 Liberation and Being Who We Are Links The Rider-Waite Tarot XVI The Tower Card The Wisdom of the Oracle Divination Cards 33 Chaos and Conflict Wisdom of the Oracle Divination Cards: Ask and Know by Colette Baron-Reid Pathfinder’s Tarot by David Fontana We talk about the phases of the moon and make a reference to Episode 3: The Breaking and Breakthroughs in our Lives We talk about the principle of 3. I was unable to find any specifically about that in the same context. The close was some discussion about the Cyclic Universe: Endless Birth, Death, and Rebirth Judy mentions our conversation about drawing tarot cards with clients, which we had in Episode 1: Our First Episode - Tarot Cards and EMDR in Counseling. We talked about Father Greg Boyle at Homeboy Industries. We talked about the functions of behavior. This topic generally comes from Hanley et al.’s (2003) Functional Analysis of Problem Behavior: A Review. The functions of behavior are: Attention (peer / adult) Sensory Escape feeling/tasks Gain agenda or physical control Judy is reading/listening to Untamed by Glennon Doyle link to the author website Reference Hanley, G. P., Iwata, B. A., & McCord, B. E. (2003). Functional analysis of problem behavior: A review. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 36(2), 147-185. https://doi.org/10.1901/jaba.2003.36-147

Jun 22

33 min 22 sec

View Episode 7: Some of the Story of My Dad Jacob and Judy use the OSHO Zen Tarot Deck and pull the major arcana card, II Inner Voice. We talked about listening to our inner voices and how that can look. Judy shares some experiences hearing/following that voice and other times that she did not recognize it. We also spent time talking about the story of Judy and my Dad meeting, starting their relationship, and what led up to the murders he committed. Time Stamps 00:00 Introduction 00:20 Drawing the II Inner Voice Card 09:44 Talking about my meeting my dad and his story Links Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental Game Of Zen (79-Card Deck and 192-Page Book) Safe Babies, Safe Moms Program in Washington State TCCH BHS Therapy Solutions My dad, who we were talking about is Charles Rodman Campbell, you can see some of my writing about my experience About My Story, a Bit of Testimony and The Path to the Ph.D.: Intertwining My Experiences and Research Topic We spent time talking about getting released from prison and some of the challenges with that. Pager (2003) shares some of the challenges that people face after incarceration. My father wasn’t Black, but all of the problems in the prison system are exacerbated in the Black and ethnic minority communities that it is crucial to understanding. Writing in the Atlantic, Coats (2015) provides some meaningful context to this plight. Reference Coates, T.-N. (2015). The Black family in the age of mass incarceration. The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/10/the-black-family-in-the-age-of-mass-incarceration/403246 Pager, D. (2003). The mark of a criminal record. American Journal of Sociology, 108(5), 937-975. https://doi.org/10.1086/374403

Jun 8

28 min 35 sec

View Episode 6: The Right People at the Right Time Jacob and Judy start their talk by taking a couple of moments of silence to center themselves. Judy pulls the number eight - tribe from Wisdom of the Oracle Divination Cards. They talk about seeing the needs within a community and ourselves and what it is like to start new things. Judy shares about some of the community organizations she has helped create. 00:00 Introduction 01:02 N.0.W Centering Activity 07:26 Pulling the 8 Tribe Card 18:44 Judy’s Connection with the “Weavers” Group 22:18 Being a part of starts of things Solu’s N.0.W.. Yoga for your mind. There website has a sample that can be heard, and I have included that in the show so that there were no sound problems. Wisdom of the Oracle Divination Cards: Ask and Know by Colette Baron-Reid Riverwalk Wellness is the company I did some website design for, and who does treatments through vibrations. Soroptimist International of Pasco-Kennewick Club Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center Safe Harbor Family Support Center My Friends Place Elijah Family Homes Human Services Coalition Wisdom of the Oracle Divination Cards 8: Community. The card deck that my mom has is a different version and in that deck it reads tribe

Apr 27

38 min 1 sec

View Episode 5: Completion is Not Final, It's More of a Phase Jacob and Judy pull the Major Arcana card XXI Completion from the Osho Zed Tarot deck. We decide that completion is not always about the specific result but is more of a phase that we go through. There can be many completions that happen. We talk about the need to slow down and look at Judy’s morning ritual as a way of centering herself and connecting with the land. We also discussed our Indigenous ancestors and the land we live on, and how we should be honoring those that came before us. 00:52 Pulling the Osho Zen Tarot XXI Completion 10:34 Developing an Awareness Of Our Current Phase 12:16 Judy’s Morning Ritual 18:30 The Need for Connecting with the Land and Indigenous Ancestors Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental Game Of Zen (79-Card Deck and 192-Page Book) Third Eye on Wikipedia. Lunar Phases on Wikipedia Marianne Williamson and her 365 Days of a Course in Miracles dōTERRA Essential Oils Native Land California Institute of Integral Studies and the Transformative Inquiry Department where Jacob is working on my Ph.D. They even have a Native Land Acknowledgment The CIIS Public Programs Podcast or on Apple Podcasts The Good Reads page for Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmereron Photo of the OSHO Zen Tarot Card, Major Arcana XXI Completion Also, sorry that I was a bit late in getting this episode edited and uploaded. Last weekend with Easter was pretty busy and I got behind.

Apr 10

27 min 5 sec

View Episode 4: Knowing Ourselves - As Change Agents How We Keep Ourselves Unstuck Jacob and Judy use Pathfinder’s Tarot deck to pull the Fool Card. They talk about the somatic Writing Class that Judy is taking. As a part of the class, she wrote a short Mantra she shared, following the same format as one Amanda Gorman described using. They also talked more about personality and how our parents impact our temperaments. 00:36 Pulling the Fool Card 02:40 Somatic Writing Exercise and Ancestors 08:02 Our Personalities and its Connection with Our Parents 15:50 How Personality Can Change Over Time 19:16 The Dynamics of Friends and Extended Family Pathfinder’s Tarot by David Fontana The Fool (Tarot card) on Wikipedia Judy is participating in Somatic Writing Prayer Intensive with Tanya Taylor Rubinstein. Amanda Gorman website and video of “The Hill We Climb,” her poem she recited at President Joe Biden’s Innagration via C-Span on YouTube Video of the Interview with Amanda Gorman and Anderson Cooper on CNN that Judy described. Gorman talks about her Mantra starting at about 7 minutes. Enneagram of Personality on Wikipedia Myers–Briggs Type Indicator

Mar 21

31 min 31 sec

View Episode 3: The Breaking and Breakthroughs in our Lives Judy and Jacob pull the Major Arcana card, breakthrough. They talk about Judy’s time after the Convent in Portland, the breakthroughs and challenges we have in our lives. Judy tells a story about getting into a scary situation while working in a psychiatric unit. We also talk about how experiences growing up can impact us and the need to identify what is happening in our minds. Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental Game Of Zen (79-Card Deck and 192-Page Book) Major Arcana Wikipedia Article Father Richard Rohr description at the CAC. He is such a cool priest. I wanted to go to one of his retreats at one point. The article I was talking about reading regarding fire is Wrestling with fire: Indigenous women’s resistance and resurgence by Melissa Nelson. Osho Zen Tarot Major Arcana XI: Breakthrough Card Judy after first getting her Habit with her father Wilbur Dirks in June of 1966. Judy in August of 1968 with her mother and siblings after having given her first vows.

Mar 7

29 min 42 sec

View Episode 2: Connecting with the Divine - Spirituality and Systems Thinking Jacob and Judy pull from the Wisdom of the Oracle Divination Cards and get Yang card. We talked about the Course of Miracles, Judy’s time as a Postulant with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. We also talk about silent retreats and connecting without ourselves and systems U-Theory for systems thinking and co-creation. Wisdom of the Oracle Divination Cards: Ask and Know by Colette Baron-Reid Yin and Yang on Wikipedia and Barron-Reid Post YANG! A Course in Miracles Marianne Williamson and her 365 Days of a Course in Miracles The Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace Donna Meadow Systems Thinking Resources Presencing Institute Theory U

Feb 21

27 min 7 sec

View Episode 1: Our First Episode - Tarot Cards and EMDR in Counseling Jacob and Judy record their first episode of this podcast. We pull the Ace of Water: Going with the Flow from the Zen Tarot Card deck. We talked about using Tarot style cards in individual mental health services, along with her use of EMDR with clients who have a history of trauma. You can find the Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental Game Of Zen (79-Card Deck and 192-Page Book) that Jacob pulled from during the episode Semetsky (2005) writing “Integrating Tarot Readings into Counseling and Psychotherapy” is an interesting article in the Journal of Spirituality and Health International You can see more about EMDR Osho Zen Tarot - Ace of Water: Going with the Flow

Feb 7

24 min 34 sec