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Shadowlight: Transformation, Healing, Activism, Mental Health, Mindset, Spirituality, Biohacking, Trauma, Personal Growth


Jun 26, 2018

Luke Storey is a former celebrity fashion stylist and entrepreneur, public speaker, podcaster, and lifestyle design coach who has spent the past 21 years relentlessly searching the world over to design the ultimate lifestyle through his extensive, personal research and development. Using The Life Stylist Podcast as his delivery platform, Luke continues to share his strategies for healing, happiness, and high-performance living each week so that listeners can use this knowledge to design their ultimate lifestyle.

Luke's passion for sharing strategies for healing and happiness derives from learning to transmute his own suffering, which at one point consumed his life. In part one of our interview, Luke opens up about what he calls his "blackground," his drug addictions and the role that spirituality and surrender played in his journey to recovery. Bryanna also speaks a little bit about her experience growing up with addiction, and the two speak about how addiction is a communal disease.

This episode dives right into the "shadows" and really pulls out the weeds of the experience of addiction from two totally different perspectives, which will lead up to next week's episode about pulling the black into the light.

 

IN THIS EPISODE WE TALK ABOUT:

  • Who Luke is, what he does and how he got into it.
  • What is Luke’s ‘blackground,’ his shadow?
  • Luke’s battle with drug addiction, particularly his struggle with heroin.
  • The role Luke’s own involvement in his recovery played in helping him get sober.
  • Spirituality, surrender, and the experience of grace from the unseen hand.
  • Bryanna's experience growing up with her mother's addictions, and how addictions impact not just the addict, but everyone around them.
  • Society’s shift toward more authenticity, realness, truth, and vulnerability.
  • Plus much more…

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

 

Mentioned:

School of Style

 

Connect with Luke Storey:

Website: LukeStorey.com

Instagram: @lukestorey

Facebook: Luke Storey

Twitter: @MrLukeStorey

Podcast: The Life Stylist Podcast with Luke Storey

 

QUOTES

 

"The early part of my life was spent mostly taking energy. I was very much in survival mode and really self-centered and that has a limited capacity for fulfillment. At a certain point, you can go after all of the stuff you want on a physical plane, pleasure-seeking and seeking to numb the pain of existence at that level, but for every one of us that eventually runs out."

 

"No one gets into drugs because it sucks. You get into drugs because you get released and set free in one sense, but then there is that line you cross where you become imprisoned by the thing that once set you free."

 

“Everything you do from the time you wake up to the time you go back to bed, that’s your lifestyle, whatever that looks like.”

 

“My drug of choice was a drug of no-choice.”

 

“I prayed, 'I just want to live.' It was a really simple, yet seemingly unattainable goal at that time.”

  

“There is a massive unification of human beings on the planet at this moment. A massive spiritual awakening that transcends all genders, all races, all religions, and it is bigger and more powerful than ever.”

 

“If you haven’t suffered, then you don’t really have a reason to be empathetic toward those that are still suffering.”

 

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