This week on Voices of Courage, Ken D. Foster is joined by Summer Watson, a British classical crossover artist that’s on a mission to inspire as well as entertain, and Vanessa Codorniu, an acclaimed international intuition teacher, clinical hypnotherapist, and business mentor, to discuss channeling the warrior within us, reclaiming our inner magic, and healing ancestral patterns that may be holding us back.
Ken introduces the episode’s topic, which is having the courage to go for your dreams despite the challenges we face in our lives. He explains how the challenges in our lives can be an excellent opportunity to learn and reinvent ourselves. Ken welcomes his first guest Summer Watson, a musician who strives to spread positivity with her songs. Ken asks Summer how she got her start in music. Summer did not come from a musical background but fell in love with music from a young age, thanks to her parents. Her parents instilled in her that it takes hard work to follow their dreams and how she should take it one day at a time. After achieving so much, Summer was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer, which she says was one of the most challenging times in her life. She found healing in the work she was doing and wanted to record something based on her experience.
Ken begins by playing a clip from Summer’s latest song, “Break the Silence.” Summer says her inspiration for the song came from her wanting to spread the message of speaking our inner truths. After all, the pain that came from her cancer diagnosis, Summer wanted to make a song about trusting their life pathway. The challenges of Summer’s life have been some of her defining moments, and she appreciates the perspective they have given her. Ken asks Summer about her biggest inspirations, and Summer credits her mom as being her greatest inspiration.
Ken welcomes his next guest Vanessa Codorniu: an acclaimed international intuition teacher, clinical hypnotherapist, and business mentor. Ken asks Vanessa to explain Reiki therapy, a Japanese technique that harnesses universal lifeforce energy to heal ourselves. Vanessa says personal trauma is what led her to discover Reiki therapy. Ken asks Vanessa about the healing benefits of hypnosis. Vanessa explains how the Latinx community has reclaimed the word “bruja,” which is Spanish for a witch.
Vanessa explains how some health businesses and media have re-appropriated ancient wisdom platforms and encourages the audience to look at the medical rituals from their heritage. Ken encourages viewers to change themselves before they change the world. Vanessa’s message to the world is to reclaim their inner magic.