Pure Light

Pure Light

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When you’re guided by your light, you listen to your heart. You trust and act on inner wisdom. You discover how strong and courageous you can be. Join Aili Kuutan as she explores how you can believe in yourself and be happy with who you are, so that you feel worthy of your craziest dreams and confident in your power to make them happen. Fall in love with yourself. See everything in a new light.


What happens when you judge yourself?
Jul 11 • 5 min
…beyond just feeling bad about yourself? When you judge yourself, you constantly reinforce the idea that you should be different than you are. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight74/
Where self-judgment comes from
Jul 4 • 6 min
Do you ever get angry and frustrated with yourself because you feel like you should be different than you are? The problem is never who you really are. It’s the ideas in your head about who you’re supposed to be. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight73/
What happens vs. the meaning you give it
Jun 27 • 5 min
Does meaning get assigned automatically? Or do you consciously choose what to make things mean? You always have a choice as to what you tell yourself, or what you make something mean. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight72/
4 things I’ve learned in 40 years
Jun 20 • 11 min
Here are a few lessons that are top of mind at this point in my life. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight71/
Are you on the right path?
Jun 13 • 8 min
Do you ever wonder, is this what I’m supposed to be doing with my life? Only you can tell if you’re on the right path. You can only tell based on how it feels. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight70/
How to stop comparing yourself to others
Jun 6 • 8 min
Ever compare yourself to others? Wish you could stop? Learn two strategies to help you break that pattern. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight69/
What it really means to believe in yourself
May 30 • 6 min
Confidence isn’t a feeling, or about thinking you can do it. It’s about finding the willingness to give yourself a chance. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight68/
What hesitation has to do with confidence
May 23 • 6 min
Do you hesitate before speaking up? How is that impacting your confidence? You kill your confidence when you choose not to speak up. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight67/
The upside of rejection
May 16 • 7 min
Rejection is just data. It’s the universe saying, “This is not your path.” It can change your perspective on risk. It helps you see possibilities that you may not have considered before, and be more intentional about your path.…
Do you need to worry?
May 9 • 11 min
Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m not gonna worry about it,” and wondered, how are they going to do that? Maybe you felt a little jealous, as if they had some kind of superpower you didn’t that allowed them to shut off their mind? You don’t need to…
What it really means when you beat yourself up
May 2 • 7 min
Beating yourself up isn’t a sign that there’s something wrong with you. It simply means you’ve gotten stuck in your head. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight64/
Say goodbye to negative self-talk
Apr 25 • 8 min
Ever beat yourself up, or manage to convince yourself that you suck? Beating yourself up is just a mental habit. This episode will give you a tool to stop negative self-talk. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight63/
How to stop thinking about your to do list
Apr 18 • 10 min
Do you worry about everything you have to do? Is your to do list constantly on your mind? In order to get your to do list off your mind, you need a process or system. Hoping you’ll remember is not a system. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight62/
Clearing mental clutter: Conversations in your head
Apr 11 • 12 min
Do you ever feel like your mind is racing? Like it’s so busy you can’t stop thinking? You are not alone, and you are not powerless to do anything about it. This episode is about clearing mental clutter so you can find the space to think clearly. More…
The word that prevents self-love
Apr 4 • 5 min
How you speak to yourself matters; it helps shape and determine how you feel about yourself. Eliminating this word from your vocabulary makes it a lot easier to love yourself. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight60/
“I can’t do that. That’s impossible.”
Mar 28 • 4 min
When something seems impossible, it can either be a stopping point, or the beginning of a new reality. Choosing to challenge your limiting beliefs is what makes the impossible possible. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight59/
Do your dreams seem impossible? Here’s why that’s a good thing
Mar 21 • 5 min
Dreams that seem impossible don’t have to be dismissed. If you only allow yourself to do things that seem doable, you aren’t giving yourself the opportunity to expand and grow. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight58/
What jealousy is trying to teach you
Mar 14 • 5 min
Wish you could stop feeling jealous? Jealousy isn’t here to make you suffer. It’s here to help you grow, by revealing your limiting beliefs. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight57/
What commitment looks like
Mar 7 • 5 min
Ever wish that you had more willpower, discipline or determination? Commitment helps you rise above any obstacles that get in your way. It’s a decision you make over and over and over again. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight56/
How to stop shrinking (because of who you think you are)
Feb 28 • 6 min
When one aspect of yourself contradicts another, it can turn you into a lesser version of yourself. You stop shrinking when you allow yourself to be all of who you are. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight55/
What resistance looks like
Feb 21 • 6 min
When you’re working on an important creative or entrepreneurial project, does resistance ever get in your way? Would you notice if it did? https://ailikuutan.com/purelight54/
A meditation for self-love
Feb 14 • 12 min
Want to experience more love in your life? Try this Kundalini meditation to create self-love. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight53/
The gifts of failure
Feb 7 • 10 min
When you experience failure, does it feel like the end of the world? It can be a portal to a new beginning when you embrace the gifts of failure. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight52/
3 strategies to let go of your fear of failure
Jan 31 • 9 min
Do you ever stop yourself from doing something because you’re worried you may not succeed? Learn 3 strategies to let go of your fear of failure and get out of your own way. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight51/
Do you trust yourself? Here are three ways to tell
Jan 24 • 8 min
How can you build trust in yourself? Here are three questions to ask to see how much you trust yourself – and to help you build self-trust. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight50/
3 reasons you’re ignoring your intuition
Jan 17 • 7 min
Do you listen to your inner wisdom? Or do you find a reason to talk yourself out of it? Your intuition is the voice of your soul. Discover three reasons you may be ignoring your intuition so that you can learn to listen. ailikuutan.com/purelight49
An unconventional reason to eat healthier
Jan 10 • 5 min
Have you been trying to eat healthier this year? It’s a lot easier to eat healthier when you aren’t forcing yourself to do it. Discover an unconventional reason to eat healthier. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight48/
Why your old patterns keep coming up (and what to do about it)
Jan 3 • 9 min
Do your old patterns keep resurfacing? This isn’t a sign that you’re a failure, or that you need more commitment, self-control or willpower. It just means you need more awareness. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight47/
4 strategies to stop emotional eating
Dec 27, 2018 • 12 min
Ever find yourself eating your feelings? Do you later regret doing that? You don’t need more self-control or more discipline. You simply need these four strategies to stop emotional eating. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight46/
Feeling triggered? Try this meditation
Dec 20, 2018 • 6 min
Ever wish you could pause before reacting to everything around you? This Kundalini meditation will help you do just that. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight45/
The upside of jealousy
Dec 13, 2018 • 6 min
Ever get jealous? Feel like that makes you a bad person? Learn how to use jealousy as fuel for personal growth (instead of as a reason to beat yourself up). https://ailikuutan.com/purelight44/
The stories we tell ourselves (but not others)
Dec 6, 2018 • 10 min
When things don’t turn out as hoped, how do you explain that to yourself? The stories we tell ourselves help us define who we are… and ironically, sometimes, prevent us from getting what we want. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight43/
What your fear of judgment is trying to tell you
Nov 29, 2018 • 5 min
Ever worry about what other people will think? Wish you could stop? Fear of judgment isn’t here to torment you. It’s here to show you a belief you have that you haven’t been willing to take responsibility for. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight42/
What your habit of judging others is trying to tell you
Nov 22, 2018 • 7 min
Do you ever find yourself judging others? Do you think you’re a bad person for doing that? Wish you could stop? Learn how to use judgment as fuel for personal growth (instead of as a reason to beat yourself up). https://ailikuutan.com/purelight41/
Autopilot
Nov 15, 2018 • 6 min
When you don’t pay attention to your life, you end up on autopilot. Trusting your instincts can help you wake up. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight40/
Are you distracting yourself from your inner knowing?
Nov 8, 2018 • 5 min
Seeking other people’s opinions can be a way of distracting yourself from your inner knowing. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight39/
Where limiting beliefs come from
Nov 1, 2018 • 6 min
Limiting beliefs come from the assumptions we make about our experience of life. When you catch yourself making those assumptions, you stop limiting your life. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight38/
What happens when you try to fix or change yourself
Oct 25, 2018 • 5 min
When you try to fix or change yourself, you feel like you’re the problem. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight37/
Trying to fit in
Oct 18, 2018 • 6 min
The desire to fit in can make you feel like you should be someone you’re not. Trying to fit in prevents you from owning all aspect of who you are, because you end up hiding the parts that you think others would find unacceptable. It’s a way of rejecting…
Are your excuses getting in your way?
Oct 11, 2018 • 4 min
If you ever find yourself saying, “I can’t _____,” this episode is for you. All it takes to see beyond your excuses is a simple shift in perspective. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight35/
A meditation for inner peace
Oct 4, 2018 • 6 min
You have the power to change your inner state. This Kundalini breathing practice will help you feel calmer in your heart. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight34/
Ever get in your own way? Try this
Sep 27, 2018 • 7 min
Have you been sabotaging yourself, beating yourself up, or feeling down or negative about yourself? Try this Kundalini yogic breathing practice to strengthen your capacity to accept yourself and get out of your own way. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight33/
Procrastination & perfectionism
Sep 20, 2018 • 8 min
Perfectionism is fear of failure, or fear that things won’t turn out the way you want them to be. Allowing it to get in your way means that you’ll never succeed. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight32/
Are you trying to be normal?
Sep 13, 2018 • 4 min
Trying to be normal prevents you from being who you are. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight31/
The first step towards inner peace
Sep 6, 2018 • 6 min
Taking responsibility for your inner experience is the only way you can start to change it, and start on the path towards inner peace. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight30/
Are you waiting for permission?
Aug 30, 2018 • 9 min
If you feel stuck, it could be sign that you’re searching for someone else to validate your choices. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight29/
How to reset yourself (in 3 minutes)
Aug 23, 2018 • 7 min
You have the power to reset how you’re thinking and feeling. This breathing practice can help you do that in a couple of minutes. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight28/
Who are you trying to impress?
Aug 16, 2018 • 5 min
When you seek approval from others, you usually lose your own. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight27/
Inner critic
Aug 9, 2018 • 6 min
Do you constantly beat yourself up? The problem isn’t you. It’s your inner critic: the mean, negative voice inside your head. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight26/
A simple practice to rise above fear
Aug 2, 2018 • 9 min
Ever feel nervous or panicky when you want to do something that scares you? Try this Kundalini yogic breathing practice and strengthen your capacity to rise above fear. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight25/
5 ways to deal with fear
Jul 26, 2018 • 6 min
Do you ever let fear get in your way? Fear doesn’t have to stop you. Learn five ways to rise above it. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight24/
5 signs you’re stalling out of fear
Jul 19, 2018 • 6 min
Are you stalling out of fear? Sometimes it can be hard to tell. Here are five signs you may be trying to avoid fear. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight23/
Procrastination & the path forward
Jul 12, 2018 • 7 min
What happens when you want a certain result, but don’t like how you think you’re supposed to get there? When you change how you feel about the path forward, you can stop procrastinating and finally move forward. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight22/
How to do the thing that scares you (that you’ve been avoiding)
Jul 5, 2018 • 7 min
When you don’t face your fears, they don’t just disappear or magically go away. They become emotional clutter. Learn how to move forward in three simple steps. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight21/
Emotional clutter
Jun 28, 2018 • 6 min
Any unprocessed emotion becomes emotional clutter. Clearing emotional clutter creates space for joy. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight20/
Inner resistance
Jun 21, 2018 • 5 min
Inner resistance is what happens when we don’t allow our experience to be what it is. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight19/
The end of worry
Jun 14, 2018 • 5 min
Worry ends where trust begins. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight18/
What we can all learn from Kate Spade
Jun 7, 2018 • 6 min
No one knows what’s going on inside you unless you tell them. If you need help, please ask for it. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight17/
Signs from the universe
May 31, 2018 • 5 min
Ever find yourself saying, “I just need a sign”? Looking for a sign outside of you can be a way of not listening to the signs inside of you. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight16/
How to accept compliments (even when you don’t believe them)
May 24, 2018 • 5 min
You don’t necessarily need to believe a compliment in order to receive it well. But you do need to be willing to suspend your judgment that you are unworthy of receiving it. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight15/
Procrastination & pre-requisites
May 17, 2018 • 6 min
Are you holding yourself back? If you want to do something, you don’t have to wait until you feel a certain way or other conditions are met. You can simply give yourself permission to start. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight14/
How to get out of your head
May 10, 2018 • 5 min
Ever find yourself lost in thought? The moment you notice that your mind has wandered, it’s a sign that you’re no longer thinking compulsively. The breath and body can bring you back into the present moment. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight13/
Worry
May 3, 2018 • 5 min
Worry is just a mental habit. It’s often the result of us unconsciously manipulating the breath. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight12/
Automatic patterns
Apr 26, 2018 • 5 min
The way your mind reacts to anything is the way your mind reacts to everything. It’s often so automatic that you don’t even notice it. But the more you pay attention to the reactions in your mind, the less reactive it will become.…
The voice inside your head
Apr 19, 2018 • 8 min
The voice inside your head is constantly making assumptions… which may or may not be true. You don’t have to believe everything you think. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight10/
The dangers of self-definition
Apr 12, 2018 • 6 min
What ideas make up your sense of self? How you think about yourself determines—and limits—how you show up in the world. When you stop defining yourself, you’re free to be who you are. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight9/
The real point of meditation
Apr 5, 2018 • 6 min
Meditation gives you the power to change how you relate to your thoughts and choose which ones you want to believe. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight8/
What image are you trying to project?
Mar 29, 2018 • 7 min
When you’re trying to get people to think about you a certain way, you’re no longer free to be who you are. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight7/
The fear of missing out (aka fomo)
Mar 22, 2018 • 6 min
Giving in to the fear of missing out can lead you to miss out on something even greater: the life that you truly desire. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight6/
“I can’t do that. I’m not that kind of person.”
Mar 15, 2018 • 8 min
Does your self-image ever get in your way? Changing what you believe about yourself isn’t about trying to convince yourself that you’re something you’re not. It happens naturally when you choose to show up in the world in a different way.…
Confidence myths
Mar 8, 2018 • 7 min
Confidence isn’t necessarily what you think it is. Your ideas about what it’s supposed to look like can prevent you from experiencing it for yourself. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight4/
The compulsion to compare
Mar 1, 2018 • 8 min
Constantly comparing yourself to others isn’t proof that you’re defective. It’s just noise inside your head. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight3/
Fear of judgment
Feb 22, 2018 • 7 min
Fear of what people might think doesn’t have to stop you. You always have the power to do what’s right for you, even if your mind is screaming, “But what will people think?” https://ailikuutan.com/purelight2/
Welcome to the Pure Light podcast
Feb 15, 2018 • 8 min
Welcome to the Pure Light podcast! This intro episode covers the meaning behind the name, what this show is about, and what to expect coming up. https://ailikuutan.com/purelight1/