Head to Heart

HEAD TO HEART is for those brave enough to explore the content of their own hearts, longing to live a life deeply connected to themselves, to Spirit, and to others. Popular author, speaker, and songwriter Christa Black Gifford and her medicine-man husband, Luke Gifford, unzip their own hearts to discuss raw and vulnerable topics like death, sex, relationships, addiction, plant medicine, and depression as it pertains to spirituality and personal growth. Christa is the author of the #1 hit song 'One Thing Remains' and the author of two books, GOD LOVES UGLY and HEART MADE WHOLE, and Luke holds indigenous medicine ceremonies for influencers and businesspeople.
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Dec 5, 2022

Okay, y'all.  I got a spiritual booty slap this week, lovingly repremanding me to put on my big-girl panties and GROW UP in certain areas of my life.  We're all being called to uplevel in the area of our weaknesses, but in order to that, we have to let our faces be shoved into our weaknesses, FACE the music of the things that aren't serving us, getting a plan to do something about it, and disciplining ourselves to carry out the change.  We usually wait for crisis to have to deal with our shortcomings, but I'm on waiting on it anymore.  I'm looking at my holes NOW and getting a plan to do something to change it. Are you ready to put your adult pants on and evolve where you're weak? @christablackgifford @womanscircle

Nov 21, 2022

Our fear of humiliation is real, and for most of us, it's kept us very small. We're afraid of being humiliated so we don't speak up. We're afraid of being humiliated so we don't try new things or talk ourselves out of Spirit nudging us in a certain direction.  What if we fail? What if we're embarrassed?  The fear of humiliation can be so strong, before we know it we never try something new. It feels safer to stay SMALL and in a cage than step out in faith and face our fear of failure.  How can we alechmize this fear? How can we look at it and begin to disempower it where it's not running our behaviors, relationships, and dreams?  Find out in today's podcast. (@womanscircle @christablackgifford)

Nov 14, 2022

Where do we find the willpower to make choices in the moment that are beneficial for us, and not continue more pain?  Where do we access the WILLPOWER to choose foods that bring life to our biology instead of eating junk that lowers our vibrational frequency?Where do we find the willpower to move our bodies the way they need to bring LIFE and VITALITY without forcing them through shame and drudgery? Where do we find the WILLPOWER to stop our addictions, our anger from spewing out of our mouth, our negativity that creates more negativity? Learn how in today’s podcast.  (@womanscircle, @christablackgifford @iamlukegifford). Last day for early bird rate!  Sign up at


Nov 7, 2022

I GOT MY POWER BACK 5-week Inner Adventure is open for enrollment and 50% off for only one more week! You will NEVER have full power over your external world, but you CAN have power over what happens inside of your skin.  These are skills that ANYONE can learn because you're not just human, alone, on the inside of you. You're also Divine with a Divine Birthright to THRIVE inside of the worst storms that blow.  Do you feel like you're just surviving, going through the motions, or waiting for the other shoe to drop? Do you feel like you're stuck controlling and manipulating the outside world through force? It's time to STOP that pattern, to plug into the Spirit inside of you, and GET YOUR POWER BACK.  (@womancircle, @christablackgifford)

Oct 31, 2022

All Hallows Eve. For most of my life I had no idea about the history of this global holiday, why we dressed up, why kids trick-or-treated. If we look at the history of the changing of the season, where we move from light into darkness, summer into winter, life into death, we discover a portal where the veil between the spirit world and the physical world gets very thin. So how do we work with this season as Light beings, connected to Spirit? What is our role & do we blindly play along or do we consciously contribute something good inside of evil?  Tomorrow night is my free webinar 'I Want My Power Back' & there are limited spots. Sign up here: (@womanscircle, @christablackgifford)

Oct 24, 2022

We clean our bodies, brush our teeth, feed ourselves and work out. But our spiritual anatomy is more complex than our physical anatomy, and most people neglect it on a daily basis.  If I don't practice good spiritual hygeine, my physical world is in trouble--or at least, not a pleasant experience. We wait to feel thankful WHEN the healing comes or WHEN the promotion happens. But spiritual hygeine means we practice the substance of truth every day, before the external world gives us a reason to feel that way.  This is one of the most important things we can learn as divine beings having a human experience and has completely changed my life.  Ready to prioritize your spiritual hygeine?  (@womanscircle, @christablackgifford, @iamlukegifford)

Oct 17, 2022

I've felt stuck for a while. Do I just allow the circumstances of my life to happen, ending my internal suffering when I learn to surrender, or do I move into the power I possess to create something new and manifest dreams into reality?  Is it the chicken or the egg? Is it one or the other, or could it be a dance between the two? In today's podcast we explore this dance of surrendering to what IS...ending our resistance to our current reality...and THEN from that surrender, believe for something new. In this 'name it claim it' culture, the manifestation craze that's swept the world, I believe that many times we manifest FROM our discontentment in the moment, instead of our surrender.  But on the spiritual path, it takes both surrender to the divine plan AND stepping into faith to create something new.  Are you ready to dance?  (@womanscircle, @christablackgifford, @iamlukegifford)

Oct 3, 2022

We're in a massive global upgrade, a divine reset, a world-wide reboot. And right now, a lot of our white boards are being erased as our new operating systems for life are being uploaded into our bodies. When this happens, the body goes through some energetic changes like 1) energy drainage, 2) feelings of confusion or anxiety, 3) the release of big emotions.  But what if nothing is wrong? What if there's a huge plan for the world that includes YOU shifting certain things about your life to get you on the right path to fulfill your divine destiny?  Today we talk about this global upgrade, the death that it's inviting us into, how it shows up in the body, and the spiritual tools we can begin to cultivate to not only weather the upgrade, but find contentment inside the waiting room.  (@womanscircle, @christablackgifford, @iamlukegifford)

Sep 26, 2022

Our recent culture has been obsessed with self-love, including me over the years. But something never set right with me about this self-love, separation language.  "I love myself."  Who is the "I" and who is the "self" when I AM Love?  That language still denotes separation and is a false reality.  I don't love myself...I AM. I AM LOVE. Love in my truest state and nothing has ever been separated from this love. Only the mind can separate us from love, never the heart.  So do I need self-love the Sufi mystics tell us, along with countless Judeo-Christian and Buddist teachings...learn to BECOME Love that wipes away the illusion of separation? These are deep, mystical concepts that, if embraced, contemplated, and meditatated on, can set us all free.  (@womanscircle, (@christablackgifford @iamlukegifford)

Sep 20, 2022

These past two weeks have been intense. I've been invited into the reality of my inherited defintion of 'being enough,' and to be honest, I've discovered that I'm never enough based upon my definition of success and failure. So what does it mean to FEEL like you're enough in every moment? And how do we change the program? In today's podcast, we'll get to the core identiy of 'not enough' and begin to learn tools to uplug from that narrative, embracing who we are in the moment and acknowleding the resentment that comes when we don't.  I don't want to just know I'm enough as a mental contruct, I want to feel it in every part of my being.  It's our birthright, and we can get there. (@womanscircle @christablackgifford @iamlukegifford)

Sep 12, 2022

Wow, do I feel like a failure on a daily basis. Failure as a mom, a wife, a spiritual person, a businesswoman.  Failure when I let myself stop and take care of myself, failure when I lose approval. In the past few weeks I've been faced with the reality that I've lived in such terror of being a failure that I've sabotaged my own success. I've been so petrified of FEELING like a failure that I actually do all the time--staying busy to run from the feeling. Today, I let you all the way into my pain, the bottom of my darkness. Learning to finally challenge my inherited definition of failure--& changing it to ACCEPTING myself, in every moment, no matter what she looks like. And when I do that...I'm a total success. (@womanscircle @christablackgifford @iamlukegifford)

Aug 22, 2022

I taught last week in the @womanscircle about this deep feminine wound of comparison, where it came from and how to HEAL it, how to celebrate yourself and others! This week I taught on these big portals of energy that open up to SERVE us and help us access emotions that have been stuck inside. The Lion's Gate portal opened up on August 8th & this month has been quite the adventure! You're not're just in a portal that is here to SERVE you, to help you attune to these big feelings that we've avoided, betrayed and abanonded in ourselves, allowing us to be what we are, accepting who we are, attuning to who we are....the emotions alchemize where life doesn't have to keep cycling us back to the SAME situations to help us feel again.  (follow us on @christablackgifford & @iamlukegifford)

Aug 10, 2022

I put up a question box in Instagram asking for your questions about plant medicine ceremonies and I got so many of them, I hopped on the @womanscircle one morning to respond to your curiosity. In this Q&R we discuss cultural appropriation and honoring the indiginous ways, psilycybin, how to find a safe practitioner pouring medicine ceremonies, and all kinds of other topics.  If your question wasn't answered, reach out to us on Instagram!  (@christablackgifford, @iamlukegifford @womanscircle)

Aug 8, 2022

If you come from any kind of Judeo-Christian roots, the truth is important because it sets us free.  The hard evidence is in, & our convesation with Brian Muraresku & his NYTimes Best Seller book The Immortality Key sheds light on the substances in some of the early Christian Eucharist--& it might surprise you. Brian shares history of the early Christian underground cult in its early form, women's role in leadership, his journey spelunking beneath the Vatican, & how this secret might have gone underground. Find Brian at, follow him at @brian@muraresku, & buy his book The Immortality Key to further your curiousity in this new avenue of thinking.  (@christablackgifford @iamlukegifford @womanscircle)

Aug 5, 2022

It's time we start talking about what we've been up to for the last two years, and ceremonialized plant medicine ceremonies have been a big part of our journey. Growing up in the church, plants were completely off limit, even deemed evil or bad. But our experience has been quite the opposite, circling us back around to our foundational faith and healing us at the deepest level. Today we talk about the ceremonial aspects of Ayahuasca, Huachuma, our move to Costa Rica, and Jesus.  Listen with an open heart and mind, and reach out with any questions! (@womanscircle @christablackgifford @iamlukegifford)

Jul 25, 2022

I live a magical, mystical life. Things happen to me that blow people away, asking how in the world I pulled another rabbit out of the hat. For many years I had piled up so many disappointments that I expected the worst, I expected things to go wrong. And guess what? They always did.  But when I began working with my spirit to cultivate expectation, faith, hope, & gratitude before anything external changed—I would get the FEELING I wanted before the external world materalized—& then a funny thing would happen. Life would begin to work its magic to match my belief.  Anyone can do this because you’re a creator of your internal world. Are you ready to invite the magic of creation into your life & create a life beyond your wildest dreams?  (Follow @womanscircle for live teachings, @christablackgifford & @iamlukegifford for more!)

Jul 11, 2022

I opened up the @womanscircle in Instagram, asking them for questions they wanted me to respond to. In this weeks episode, we talk about the energy of money, the energy of abundance, & how to break a poverty mentality--no matter how much money you have in the bank! We chat about tools in the moment to heal nervous system dysfunction, what happens when betrayal crashes & I can't get out of heavy emotions, how to practicaly use meditation & prayer to change your world, & why I use Instagram filters at times! At the end, I put out a charge to everyone listening of your role in the changing of the world--& it begins with you diving into your inner darkness, becoming a master of your internal realm, & changing your INNER state before your OUTER state shifts.  You are the healer of your life, the liberator, the Creator. So what are you creating? (Make sure & follow @womanscircle @christablackgifford @iamlukegifford for more resources!)

Jul 4, 2022

For a majority of my life, I had let life's past disappointments numb me to what I loved, or even liked. Which meant, I couldn't FEEL the love of all the little things I enjoyed every day. But what if we could retrain ourselves, very simply, to FEEL love for what we already have? What if we could choose a feeling we love to experience, & then identify 3 simple things to consciously FEEL that feeling every day?  You CAN, I do this every day, and in today's podcast, you're going to learn how to do this. When we practice the feeling of love for the small things every day, we live in our Spirits--creating a FULL LIFE that we love.  (Mentions: @moonrisecreation @anjelahjohnson) Reach out to us if you'd like personal support navigating some of life's tougher circumstances. @christablackgifford, @iamlukegifford, @womanscircle)

Jun 27, 2022

So what do I do when I can’t feel forgiven for the really, really, really BIG things I’ve done and am doing? What do I do when I feel stuck in my cycles of guilt and shame, & my little practices of self-forgiveness aren’t getting to the massive boulder of guilt that’s stuck in my body? Sometimes we can't forgive ourselves. We need help. We need an outside gesture of forgivenss to come into the mistakes we've made, cleanse us from the inside-out, replace the blackness we're holding onto, & make us new. And this is possible for anyone, no matter what you've done in the past. In today's teaching, we'll learn 3 new practical steps we can take to prep ourselves to recieve forgiveness, and then the 2nd half of this podcast is a meditative practice to EXPERIENCE it. (Follow @womanscircle for live Monday teachings, @christablackgifford and @iamlukegifford for annoucements of new offerings, retreats, & experiences!)

Jun 20, 2022

For most of my life, I punished myself severely on a daily basis. Criticizing, judging, shaming, berating myself for the mistakes I made, consciously & unconsciously. This culture of punishment isn't something I wanted--it was something I had INHERITED. And I didn't have to recielve that inheritance anymore, retraining my mind, my heart, my body to have grace for myself when I made mistakes, when I looked in the mirror, when I hurt those I loved. In this episode we will learn where our inherited culture of punishment came from, how to unplug from it, and receive our spiritual inheritance of forgiveness & grace where we experience it on a daily basis.  (Follow @womanscircle for upcoming practices on this teaching!)

Jun 13, 2022
We don't want to understand forgiveness. We want to feel it in our emotions, where our mind thinks in alignment with forgiveness. The cells of our body relax into Spirit, our voice changes, our vitality increases. And this is a practice & skill that anyone can learn using our senses. Have you experienced the substance of forgiveness? Peace? Joy? In today's episode, you will learn how to emobdy forgiveness in physicality, learning to experience it at any moment. (To learn more follow @womanscircle & @iamlukegifford!)
Jun 6, 2022
We're back & coming to you from the jungle! In the time we've taken off, Luke & I have intenionally embodied foundational spiritual principles on a practical basis--the first being the the moment by moment practice of forgiveness. And it is a PRACTICE anyone can learn. Are you practicing forgiveness of the SELF where you can then give that forgiveness away? It's possible, no matter what has been done to you, and available at every moment. Ready to embody forgiveness on a cellular level? (Follow @womanscircle for more teachings!)
Mar 9, 2021

As a female, I am made in the image and likeness of God, which means Creator has a feminine side.  After talking about the Divine Feminine for a while on my socials, I figured I'd hop on and tell the story of how I got where I am today, adoring this aspect of the Divine that I look like.

Feb 5, 2021

Growing up in mainstream Christianity, Astrology was a forbidden, evil land. The heavens had no purpose in our life on planet earth, except to twinkle and light up the night sky. Once I let myself wade past religious fears of the created cosmos being ‘evil,' opening my heart to this ancient art that's been studied for thousands of years, I'm blown away at how accurate the heavens are in relationship to my physical experience on earth.  My Astrologer, Dianne Garven, helps debunk the mystery around Astrology, giving its origin & history, & talking about how it works in our lives as an ancient art to understand ourselves, & the times. I chat about how powerful it's been to help me understand certain seasons I'm in, & how I use it in my own life. To learn more about our course to understand your birth chart and the basics of Astrology:

Apr 21, 2020

Looking at Ruthie Lindsey's radiant smile, you'd never know she lives in chronic pain. After being hit by an ambulance at 17 & given a 1% chance of ever walking again, she defied all odds to heal. But debilitating pain left her bedridden for 7 years until she decided to find joy inside the pain. Her wisdom will inspire the hopeless in hopeless situations. Her new book 'There I Am,' releases April 21. @ruthielindsey

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