Quit the Blame Game and Raise Your Vibration: Sunny Dawn Johnston on Your Messy Brilliance® Show
I’m so honored to bring you the latest episode of Your Messy Brilliance® Show, in which I sat down for a vibrant conversation with one of my dear friends and teachers, Sunny Dawn Johnston.
Sunny is an acclaimed inspirational speaker, spiritual teacher, and psychic medium. She is the author of 30 books, including her flagship bestsellers, Invoking the Archangels and The Love Never Ends, which have become the cornerstones for many of her keynote topics, such as intuition, mediumship, and the angelic realm.
My favorite thing about Sunny is the clarity that comes through when she speaks—whether she’s talking about connecting with your spirit guides or getting real and dealing with the shit that’s right in front of you, she always does it in a way that’s soulful, grounded, and aligned with powerful action.
Through her courses, private sessions, and live events, Sunny has cultivated a diverse global community. Whether in person or online, her strong mentorship encourages thousands of students to connect with their heart and the core of their being and guides them to experience life in a newer, more positive light. Sunny is also the creator of the ELEV8 Your Life membership site, a virtual community focused on designing a high-vibrational life bursting with abundance, self-love, and joy.
In this conversation, we talk about the power of loving yourself enough to release from the cycle of victimization, as well as the “clubs”and experiences that we didn’t sign up for but that are important aspects of our life journey and purpose.
Sunny’s commitment to realness is potent. She says, “Everything is in perfect divine order, but it isn’t pretty. And if this particular moment isn’t pretty, I’m gonna talk about that.”
She also offers some powerful advice on what it means to take back your life and turn around your victim stories, especially with the help of compassion and perspective. “The moment when you think you’re the only one who’s experiencing something, that’s when you’re in your deepest victimhood,” Sunny says.
I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did! And be sure to connect with Sunny’s work at sunnydawnjohnston.com.
1:20 What brings Sunny joy
3:30 How Sunny moved through the need for control as a parent and the idea that “everything should look right”
5:50 What it means to own our flaws and not have regrets, and how taking responsibility gets us there
7:10 “There are no victims, just volunteers”—moving beyond the victim mentality and into learning and expansion
9:30 How you can use the awful things that happened as fuel for your forward movement
12:30 The choice between building relationships with those who’ve contributed to our harm—or setting powerful boundaries
14:00 How to stop the cycle of victimization instead of enabling it
16:25 The power of a woman trusting her gut and not overlooking the shadow in favor of seeing the light in others
18:20 Learning to use our sixth sense when “something isn’t right”
19:53 Why “No” is a complete sentence—and if something is feeling off, the best answer is no
22:00 How Sunny’s Elev8 Your Life community is helping members raise their vibration in every way
25:50 Safe vs. vulnerable stories—and why it’s so valuable to move toward your vulnerable stories
29:40 The power of remembering that you are never alone
33:00 Details about Sunny Dawn’s 2020 group trip to Peru
35:50 Practices to keep you grounded and connected to your number one