Joyous Expansion Podcast Transcript

Brett Dupree:

Hello, Shannon. And welcome to my podcast. I’m excited to have you on, can you give the audience a brief introduction to who you are?

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

Yes. Hi, audience. I name is Shannon and I am many things. I would say I’m a creative activist. Yet I am a healer by trade and I have studied many, many different healing modalities. My passions lie in helping people unwind from old stories, whether that be in the family lineage or in their own life experience, which usually they’re related. But I do deep soul work for anyone who’s interested in going deeper into themselves in a super, super intimate way.

Brett Dupree:

So who was Shannon before she became a healer? Or were you always a healer growing up?

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

I was always a healer. Yeah. I was always a healer. I was born a healer. You can’t like to extract the healer from me. I have awareness of having been a healer in many other lives.

Brett Dupree:

So how was it like growing up and feeling different?

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

Very, very, very, very isolating, challenging, confusing, and disturbing. It was very disturbed child.

Brett Dupree:

And were your parents supportive of who you were?

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

No. They still like don’t have, I mean, my father, he really loves magic. He would like read the Hobbit and Lord of the rings and such, but he’s like magic isn’t fairy tale books. He was in his own trip and my mother was deep into her own suffering and addiction was not really present. Neither of them were very present and they definitely were super full of their own conditioning and their inner children were not necessarily free. So they didn’t obviously acknowledge the liberation in myself and who I was am.

Brett Dupree:

How does that affect you growing up?

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

These are such good questions. It affected me in the sense that I grew to get really cynical. Like I guess to share when I was born, I was very much aware that I was here to help the planet. And I was, I’m a helper being, I am here to bring love and unity consciousness to the planet. And then I was like, what the F this planet is crazy. And like, I don’t know if I’m ever going to get out of it because as a child, it’s like, the parents are all, you know, if the world, while this world is just, I didn’t understand what I didn’t know. So like people say they had an awakening like I was born awake, but what I needed to awaken to was the time that we’re in. I wasn’t fully conscious when I came in of that time that we’re in as a group of people here on the planet is like a very challenging time for a lot of people because I was coming in with this awareness of what’s possible.

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

And I thought, well, I’m going to come and live that right now. It’s been a process of unwinding all of the conditioning and **** I got inundated within those years from birth until pretty much until I left the house, it’s been a process of unwinding the conditioning because go out into the world and then crazy stuff still keeps happening. And I’m like, okay, this is possible. This have an honor thing. This is what I came here for. I have to get doing that. There’s more to this. I can go deeper into my story, but I’m kind of curious to hear what you might want to know about.

Brett Dupree:

I would enjoy going deeper into your story. My question was going to be along the lines of, of all the conditioning that you had. What was the hardest one to work through?

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

I would say the hardest one to work. Well, this is a multifaceted question. So the hardest things to work through are the DNA conditioning. So the things that have been passed down from my ancestors and like the origins of this physical body, those have been the hardest things to work through. So that’s like an advanced perspective, cause that’s not how I would have said it when I was younger, but from doing a lot of healing work and doing a lot of like mental reprogramming belief, free program, letting old Dory doing deep, deep Shamanics soul retrieval work. I found that the things that get me into these stuck places the most are these lineage DNA patterns from being maybe beyond my parents, even awareness of their ancestors. The hardest thing to overcome has been the deep, deep-seated sufferings of my ancestors and how that is one of the most strongest patterns that wants to play out in the physical body.

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

I say this because when I do the deep healing with like certain events in my family, direct family, like my relationship with my mother, my relationship with my father, those are just microcosms of like a whole dynamic that spans lifetimes intergenerationally, collectively, I guess this is where like the Star Shaman part comes in. Cause it’s, that’s just what I see. There was a point I would say, like when I didn’t see that when I didn’t see the beauty that I’m able to see now, another thing that’s been really hard to get over is like creating healthy boundaries. You know, I empathize with my magical friends because a lot of us have grown up in trauma. Something that we can do. And I’ve noticed a common thing is like people’s psychic boundaries become super expansive because they’re trying to like protect themselves in this world. And then it can become really overwhelming to feel all of that. And so then us quote, magical people can tend to shut down our higher sensitivities due to necessity. So something that’s been really hard for me is to allow myself to be sensitive and to feel, and to be super hyper aware without going into some downward spiral or getting lost in the amount of information that is being experienced as a sensitive person.

Brett Dupree:

What also comes up For me listening to you can also go the other route where you just go full on to the happy side and light without, you know, looking at the darkness. I see that a lot of that into like some spiritual people as well.

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

Yup. And you know, the irony is that my guidance lately has been to actually not be in the shadow and just like, let my heavenly self carry me out. But that’s because I grew up in the shadow and I wasn’t trying to pretend that it didn’t exist when people would be like, Oh, like love. And I’m like, yeah. And like really s****ty **** like the biggest **** gonna turn into great fertilizer, but it’s a lot of ****, I used to say, I do shadow work for Lightworkers as that’s what I do, but really, I don’t want people to feel like they have to focus on the shadow because that’s, as the only thing to focus on, we have to acknowledge the deep, deep suffering in order to just feel the ecstatic bliss. There is a tendency for people to want to just go up and out and leave their body and go astral, travel and conscious dreaming and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, and whatever, all the different ways of super journeying.

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

My vision of what the Ascension is, is actually anchoring that in the other direction. So rooting down deep into the icks of the icks, which means like that roots touching all of those places. Yes. Sensitive people are going to, especially not want to turn on their empathy radar when the world is in the state of chaos. However, when one person, and I know from experience chooses to like, feel the **** and just be as equally, okay, with that as whatever else, then that **** actually becomes their superpower. In some sense, we’re no longer affected by it when we feel it in the outer world as something that throws us off, like if we’re being thrown off by this energy that we’re feeling in the world, it’s because there’s something inside of us that is still unresolved in those places personally. So it’s not bad energy out there. It’s like, yeah, that energy inside dude and dudes, you know, we’ve all got a bit of **** in our pot, so to speak, but then acknowledging the truth is love and bliss and joy and love. And we are love. That’s a resolving place. That’s a resolving point. Love doesn’t unconditional love is not, I love the sun more than the fertilizer.

Brett Dupree:

What exactly is a star Sharman? And how did you decide to become one?

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

Yeah, that’s a great question. I love this. Thank you. Part of my childhood, which I know many people who are probably going to listen to this can relate to this in some sense. And maybe even you as beam me up, I am not from here, I’ve got the wrong ticket to the wrong spaceship, wrong planet, energy. That’s like very distinct relationship to being a human was like, I’m on the wrong planet. You know, not everyone’s thinking about that. Some people are just going about their day being. And I was like, I am on the wrong planet. And I know I’m not on the wrong planet now, but I was very much resistant when I had conscious awareness of the physical density is resistance to being in this body. No, it’s so intense and painful. And all the DNA is so thick. And like I have to crawl my way out of it.

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

That’s a very multi-dimensional awareness perspective. I believe in many senses that my consciousness is from many places and not all of them are on planet earth and all planets and all stars are a part of the same universe. And so I am a star shaman because I’m working with other places that aren’t just earth I’m weaving in conscious awareness of myself and myself as well. The word, I mean, extraterrestrial could be used, but that’s a very triggering word for a lot of people. I call myself that because that’s what I am. And the more I allow myself to just rest into that, the more I remember, and then simultaneously the more I’m just like an ordinary human doing ordinary top would carry water, eating food, cooking, food, cleaning, praying I’m in prayer a lot

Brett Dupree:

Is prayer How you discovered star shamanism. Or did you learn from somebody?

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

No, I’ve just always been in prayer as a child. I would just pray to God goddess all the time, release me from this, heal me from this, liberate me from this, take this pain away. And that was just, that’s all I thought, that’s all I knew how to do. And now I just still pray. And I pray for the world and I pray for everyone’s healing. And I pray that every action I take is in some way, impacting people in a way that awakens them to who they truly are. And that’s every day, all day long. I don’t know. I might’ve learned that from lives as a monk. That’s the other part of my path has been a path of remembering bringing conscious awareness to these places and remembering calling back pieces of myself that in some way we’re being held quote separate from my awareness, bringing that actually into conscious awareness and being with that, bringing the strength to this life from calling upon many.

Brett Dupree:

So then they got to me curious as you grew up in kind of not a spiritual household of the way you do spirituality. And I know there’s a lot of people out there whose grew up the same way, but a lot of those people also kind of stay with that and stay in this kind of dull their light and stay in the cycles of that family trauma. What made you want to break out and how did you make that decision?

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

Bless you, sir. Thank you. I was very sensitive and my lineage is actually, I’m telling a little bit of a story to answer this question. My lineage is a magical folk, magical people, but in the recent years, my mother and her grand and her mother and grandmother, like for several generations back, there was this mental confinement that was being passed down from generation to generation where the women, instead of allowing their juicy, feminine, magical expression to be outwardly express, they sort of imploded and became very ill mentally and emotionally and spiritually. My mother was very, very, very, very cruel, cruel cruelty, very cruel. That was the quality. You know, her mother was cool with her, et cetera, et cetera, because there’s just this desire to stifle the light of the child. So every time I would dance or sing or express a lot of the time, not every time I would be totally be belittled and like torn down and made to feel I was a piece of poop.

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

So therefore like magic went super dormant in me because every time I expressed my magic, not every time, a lot of the times I’ll correct myself. A lot of the time it would be stifled the fire. The candle would be put out because it would be too much for them to be with. And I know that happens for a lot of people. For me. I actually smoked cannabis for the first time when I was like 14 and all of this trauma started lifting off of me and I was noticing this healing power of this medicine and was just, wow, this is so fascinating. I’ve never heard of this before. And here I am now doing this thing. And I’m experiencing this clarity in this perspective on my life that I have not been able to access in my trauma state. So it helped me sort of separate from my trauma enough to have some clear perspective on things.

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

It was like the sun was shining on me. The golden sun was shining on me. And then I got in trouble for that. Not right in that moment. But I late, like a friend said something that I said something. And then my parents freaked out and they put me in to an institution and outpatient institution. I was very, very confused because how I got into the institution was the guy who interviewed me. It was like, so, because you’re getting in trouble, you’re never going to smoke weed again. Right. I was an honest person and I still am to some extent that can be, I’m learning to not say as much. Sometimes I was like, you know, I, my experience was that it helped me. And I can’t say honestly that never again in my entire life, will I ever do it again? And so he was like, that means you’re a drug addict and you need to be in this rehab thing in that moment, went into like a downward spiral because there’s multiple dimensions cutting off my feminine and abmbilical cord to a plant on the earth that was helping me.

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

Right. And then going into an institution where I’m not even being honored already upfront as like a sovereign sane human and everything they took was from my parents’ perspective. And my parents were alcoholics and addicts. So I was very, very upset. And I was like a straight a student and didn’t do drugs, except I smoked weed this one time. And it was like, wow, that’s the liberated me in some way, I was just pissed and whatever. And then someone, at some point later on the road said that alcohol didn’t show up on a drug test and offered me to have some drinking moments with them. And this is a really intense life, little journey here. I chose to rebel and I was like, **** what My parents have to say, and I stopped being this good person. And I was like, I don’t care anymore.

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

From that choice, I chose to drink with a friend and I experienced losing my virginity or what you would call. I don’t, I believe I’m still a Virgin because Virgin is an energetic quality of being connected to source. And I was raped that just catalyzed a huge giving up on the possibility of my light and love heaven on earth’s vision. I was just like, all right, it’s been 14 years on this planet. Everything I do just keeps crumbling and I’m keep being stifled. And now this thing that was so sacred to me because I wasn’t raised in a religious culture, but I had this knowing that there was a person in a soul in the planet of which I would have a deep loving connection with. And then from that, I would want to maybe share physical interaction. I wasn’t friends where like I’m losing my virginity.

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

And I was like, I just know that love is what’s important. So it really shattered a lot of my idealistic visions for life. I just gave it a, I said **** it at that point and just drank and drank and drank and drank and took pills and stole my mom’s pills and went down that same program then a year later. So it didn’t take me long. I pretty much like committed suicide in the sense that I was in a place where I really, really didn’t care. And I took way more than I knew was logical and rational, but it was from a place of, I did not care if I died and I did. I don’t remember consciously everything that happened in that experience still. And I know it was very traumatizing for several individuals that were in the circle and there was more rape involved in that.

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

Just lots of things I had this moment fast forward to then I really got put into an institution. I went into a juvenile hall type of place. I hated it. Everyone was super mean. And there were people that were criminals and lots of young kids that had drug issues. And it was really crazy, lots of gangster type individuals. I was hating everything. Cried all the time. And then maybe after a month of being there, I was like shot through with this like bolt of like, I would say purifying energy. And I was brought into this deep state of total surrender because after a month of there being there, I kind of solidified into, by the way, this was a year long place. I couldn’t get out any sooner than a year, no matter what I did. I had surrender point at like a month in there, or maybe two months of just I’m ****ing here.

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

This is where I am. And ultimately, yes, my parents are crazy and I’m rebelling against them. And I’m still mad and **** them. I chose to do what I did as a response to their beingness. I ultimately got myself into this mess and I surrendered and I just let everything go. And that’s at 15 years old. And then this bolt of lightning comes through and it’s like the light at the end of the tunnel. I didn’t see a light at the end of the tunnel when I had my near death experience. But I saw a light at the end of the tunnel. Two months later in a meditation, essentially God, goddess, absolute, whatever my higher self you want to that’s what it is, was like, look at these two paths here. This path over here on the right is the path that you came here for on planet earth to bring hope, to bring inspiration, to bring peace, to bring an awareness of the possibility of a new reality for people.

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

And this is the path that you have been choosing and it like goes to the left and it’s, this is where this path will lead you. And it’s just death and destruction and suffering. So you can choose the path that you came here for, or you can choose the path that Lea will lead to certain suffering and death, your soul essentially. Oh yeah. Okay. Well, I came here for this, so I’m just going to full onboard choose it. So in that moment I was, I full onboard choose my highest mission here on planet earth at 15 years old, that was a turning point. I would say of catalyzing. This is just what it is. And I went through many iterations of how I thought I was going to be supporting the planet because my ego was still involved in the process. Oh, I’m going to help people heal from drug addiction. Oh, I’m going to help people heal from trauma. Oh, I’m going to help people in whatever way was relevant to me at the time. And now I have a different perspective, but in some ways that’s still true. I’ve done a lot of healing. There’s been a lot of isms that I’ve had to overcome some very specific ones based on the things that my parents had going on and the themes in our personal life storyline.

Brett Dupree:

So how do you go about helping people heal now,

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

Holding space for them? I have many gifts and not all of them are seen and visible. And a lot of them are energetic and transmission-based and I’m like an activator and a catalyst for evolution. And so I activate things in people. And then I help them walk through the doorway of that activation because it can be really scary. And especially, there’s no map to this, like anyone who’s on an awakening path is not really going by a specific predetermined carved out past predetermined map. That can be very scary for a Western mind to transition into in awakening and still be like, wait, there’s no map wait. Like what? And so I hold space for people with really gentle, complete, open, loving-kindness for their transition process to resting into this idea. That’s defied all their past ideas about themselves. There’s sort of an ego death process.

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

I guess I’m like a soul rebirter type of person. I help people go through rebirthing experiences in a myriad of different ways. And it’s, it’s unique to each person that I’m with based on their elemental qualities, we all have, you know, different Zodiac signs, different whatever. So every person has a different way of receiving and accessing information. So I work with people where they’re at based on their alchemy and help them to integrate these parts of themselves in a way that works for them. I have a sense of how to do that because of my psychic abilities beyond this life, but also in this life, having studied a lot and done a lot of trial and error and done things that work for me and studied Other people. Have a sense of patterns. So I help people unwind complex patterns and rebirth themselves into new versions of themselves. And it’s not like some contrived, you are now going to be superhero 2.0, it’s like whatever their heart and soul, their heart is wanting to blossom into in the moment.

Brett Dupree:

So what kind of shifts and transformations, how do you help facilitate within the other?

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

I’ve worked with a bunch of different people on different things. Some people reached out to me for relationship healing. One person. Sometimes it’s been a couple. Sometimes it’s been a deep, deep soul retrieval work. Are you saying how, like the technique or things that I’ve helped specific individuals overcome?

Brett Dupree:

So you’ve helped specific people overcome.

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

First one that comes to mind cause there’s been many, but the first one that comes to mind is a friend of mine that I just met. I didn’t really know much about him, but I knew that he was struggling with addiction and was drinking a lot and was really, really, really avoiding his deeper feelings with in somewhat of a stagnant space. I didn’t realize the extent of his hopelessness until we spoke. After he shared about his experience, he intuitively knew he needed to work with me. And I worked with him and within half an hour, he released this deeply seated tie that he had been tethered to from this memory of childhood that he didn’t even remember until this moment that we went into this work and he made peace with his father and came into a state of equanimity and forgiveness. And then all of a sudden cold Turkey just stopped doing all substances.

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

It’s really cool. So that’s an example. Another example is there’s some quantum work I do that’s with people who are more in a healing space. I’ve done work with someone who already does work like this. And in that context, we were doing deep somatic therapy and in the somatic therapy, we’re releasing past life imprints and DNA clearing the DNA and on programming, turning off certain things that are active in the DNA that don’t need that Aren’t for the benefit of the individual based on choices in the past, and then activating things in the DNA, the star codes, because we are all of the stars and helping them integrate that into the body. It’s I could say this. Oh, and you’re like, how is that even do you, how do you know that’s happening? Well, actually this is what the person on the tables telling me I’m doing.

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

They’re like, wow, this life is being cleared and this is being cleared and that’s being cleared and I’m facilitating that clearing and the integration and the activation, but it’s not something I’m intellectually trying to do for people. I work on behalf of source to facilitate the highest transformation for someone in the realm of the gifts I have. So it’s not some intellectual, Oh, we’re going to go do this thing. Now. It’s like, what is present and wanting to be unwound right now and revealed and we touch and go and do that. And there’s a safe place for that.

Brett Dupree:

Thank you so much. We are coming towards the end of our time together. And one thing I like to ask my guests is do a one minute. The motivation. You can imagine this as if you’re going back in time to your eight-year-old self and you need to convey everything you need to know to live a happy joy-filled life, but you only have a minute until you’re back into the future. Or you can think of it as if you’re condensing your entire life’s message into a minute. So you’re ready.

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

Yes. If I were to say to my eight-year-old self, you are infinite and we can’t possibly know what you are becoming trust in your very nature trust in love for it is your very nature and know that you are always protected and guided know that your heart and your feet on the ground are a reliable source for you to navigate this life. And you do not need to listen to anyone else’s map. You are here for your own path and it is unique to you and you are learning what it is in every moment. Trust see through the illusion into kindness and unity and see all people held in love know that you are here bringing a new day and it is possible if you continue to persevere in love.

Brett Dupree:

Awesome. Thank you So much for coming on my podcast. I very much enjoy listening to who you story and learning who you are on this plane, listening to somebody who went through such an awakening such early on, but spent most of their life kind of stifled by their surroundings, by the able to bloom out of that is I think very helpful for people to hear and also all the beautiful work that you do in helping people to awaken that part within them so that they can also shine their light. So thank you so much for coming on to my podcast and thank you so much for what you do for this planet.

Shannon Kelly-Thomas:

Thank you, Brett. And I just want to let everyone know it is possible deep, profound healing that changes the way in the course of your entire life is possible and you have to allow it. And that’s, that’s what I have to say. Thank you, Brett, for being yourself and holding a sweet container for truth and fun.

Brett Dupree:

May your day be special.

Inspirational Life Coach Brett Dupree (266 Posts)

Internationally certified life coach through inviteCHANGE, Brett Dupree envisions a powerful future in which people live in pure joy. He believes that there is a great transformation just around the corner and he coaches people on how to use passion and inspiration to ride the powerful wave of awakening that is sweeping this world. Brett has dedicated his life to the study of personal empowerment. He believes that real lasting change comes from changing from the inside out. Working with you one-on-one, Brett helps you listen to your inner voice to reach your goals with passion, inspiration and ease . He creates a sacred space that allows you clients to bask in the joy of creation. He will help you find peace and balance in their lives so you can transform yourself into a self leader. Using the power of intentions, the Law of Attraction and his deep loving powerful heart he helps his clients gain miraculous results.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.