248. Red Pilled: Breaking Free From The Matrix With Carrie-Anne Moss

Carrie-Anne Moss

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Mother and wife above all else, Carrie-Anne Moss is an actress, teacher, seeker, and storyteller. Her deep calling to connect with women led her to create Annapurna Living as a platform and portal for growth and nourishment. Now, with a community of women all over the world, Carrie-Anne teaches online courses designed to help women and mothers find their voice and to step into their grace.

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Although I spent years working in and around Hollywood, I don’t have a lot of actors or industry folks on the show. But I am really interested in the physical, mental, and emotional preparation that goes into preparing for these huge projects because, in a lot of ways, that parallels my own work in the wellness and biohacking space.

It’s also not often that you get an actor who wants to geek out about all of these lifestyle and spirit hacks quite as much as our guest today, Carrie-Anne Moss. Her IMDB reads like a short novel, but a lot of us know her best from playing Trinity in The Matrix, a movie that also has a lot of surprising parallels to my work and this show.

Not because I hang out with Keanu Reeves or do mind-bending martial arts, although I do usually wear sunglasses, but because so many of us today are constantly confronted with “red pill moments” — those moments when you realize that the reality you have been accepting as fact is just a facsimile of your perceptions, malleable and impermanent.

It was a surprisingly prescient action flick when it came out in 1999, and Carrie-Anne really helps us explore why those themes are so relevant to the great awakening we can see happening in society today and what we can learn about living from this awareness. 

Listening to that awareness allowed Carrie-Anne to step into her calling to connect with women by creating Annapurna Living, a platform and portal for growth and nourishment, especially for women and mothers who want to find their voice and to step into their grace. If you’ve never heard her talk outside of a role, you might be surprised by how much wisdom she has to share.

And hey, this episode also serves as a great excuse to watch The Matrix again!

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • What it was like training for The Matrix and what it’s like to be training again for The Matrix 4
  • A generation of children being raised by parents looking at their phones
  • When you hand your child a phone, you’re handing them an addiction
  • We’re in the middle of a beautiful awakening (with some growing pains)
  • Choosing where and how to create boundaries for your private life when you’re a public figure
  • Red pill moments you only experience as a mother
  • Introspective interrogation about why you’re doing what you’re doing that everyone should practice
  • Saying no to opportunities that don’t align with your principles and intentions, even when there’s a lot of money on the line
  • How Shirley McLaine became Carrie-Anne’s first spiritual mentor
  • Realizing that you can choose to believe whatever you want
  • Rejecting desperation
  • How podcasts can make you look forward to driving
  • Intentionally creating your community
  • How shows and movies can serve as self-care
  • Learning to make room for your feelings, for yourself and your family
  • Where you’re being triggered, there’s pain
  • Why every single person would benefit from Kundalini teacher training — even more so than high school, Carrie-Anne says
  • The unequal and disrespectful ways women are treated by many doctors and the medical system, especially pregnant women
  • The wonder of witnessing a really good midwife
  • Facing the realities of both coming into the world and leaving the world
  • What Carrie-Anne has learned from 20 years of marriage
  • The inner work of parenting

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