#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: New Moon in Scorpio :: Emerging from Darkness + QA on How to Eat For PCOS

Welcome back to FYW #UNFILTERED Moon Musings with Venessa & Megan!

What are #UNFILTERED Moon Musings?

These #UNFILTERED episodes are a hybrid of moon musings + convo + QA answering your top questions about holistic health, nutrition, herbs, moon cycles, and earth-based medicine. Connecting to the moon cycles can be a powerful way to tap into your inner wild and wise self, and if you want to come along for the ride, we are LOVING the Many Moons book by Sarah Gottesdiener - you can grab yours here!

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#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: New Moon in Scorpio :: Emerging From Darkness + QA on What To Eat For PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

Venessa and Megan chat about the themes of this New Moon in Scorpio: the collective energy of emerging from darkness, owning one’s own magic & Megan’s own journey thru surgery, sickness, and PCOS.

A moon in Scorpio brings up the flowy realms of sexual wellbeing and addressing imbalances with our reproductive organs. We answer a question from a listener on what to eat for PCOS, including what PCOS is, the best way to approach PCOS and what specific foods, supplements, and lifestyle factors to consider. We also cover the emotional & energetic aspects of this condition - extremely important when considering an individualized holistic approach!

Venessa @wildlyrooted
Megan @amethyst_and_rose

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Resources + Links Mentioned

Ready to own your own magic and finally get UNSTUCK? - Sign up for Venessa’s free upcoming course!

Beauty Counter - Clean cosmetics & personal care products that Megan uses

 

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How To Bring Balance To Your Home, Health + Life Using The Art Of Feng Shui With Anjie Cho

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Practicing Feng Shui is a way to have mindfulness in respect to your surroundings - all of the little details impact your wellbeing, your stress levels and how you show up in the world.” ~ Anjie Cho

Consider for a moment that everything in your environment, what I call your Sacred Ecology, plays a role in creating the conditions for growing the YOU that stands as yourself today and the future (whether we like it or not)… While it may not feel like it initially, this is a highly empowering thing to grasp.

Why? Because now YOU get to check and cultivate an ecology that you desire so you can thrive TODAY and tomorrow. It’s never too late to change our story... And that’s why creating holistic spaces is critical for our wellbeing.

Our guest today Anjie Cho, green architect, feng shui expert, and author of Holistic Spaces, says that through observing and shifting the built environment, feng shui (an ancient Asian art of placement) teaches us how to live in harmony with nature. Feng shui adjustments can bring balance to your home, health and life because the principles are founded upon cycles and patterns of nature and ancient knowledge.

Today in our conversation with Anjie, we cover what feng shui actually means and it’s importance related to creating a holistic home. Anjie shares about her journey from exhaustion starting her own business and the big leaps she committed to making that led to greater ease and success in her career

She breaks down the foundational principles of Feng Shui including the Bagua map, themes, elements, colors, and gives us tips on how to boost the area of nourishment, wealth, and prosperity with small tweaks in your home space.

This was such a fun and illuminating interview with lots of easy and practical tips, PLUS we are having a Feed Your Wild x Holistic Spaces giveaway!

Click this link for a chance to win a free copy of Anjie’s new book Holistic Spaces - 108 Ways to Create A Mindful And Peaceful Home: www.holisticspaces.com/2018fyw (Deadline is Nov 19!)

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What feng shui actually means (it’s translated from “wind and water”!) and why it’s important related to creating a holistic home

  • How Feng Shui is the original green design

  • Anjie’s thoughts on our disconnection with nature

  • How Anjie became a green architect, designer and feng shui practitioner and teacher, and how a reiki session during her Saturn return altered the direction of her life

  • How the universe began to open up for Anjie she started her journey with feng shui

  • Anjie’s journey from exhaustion starting her own business and the big leaps she committed to making that led to greater ease and success in her career

  • The role that fear played in Anjie’s struggle and how she overcame it

  • Anjie breaks down the foundational principles of Feng Shui including the Bagua map, themes of each area on the map, elements, colors, and more

  • The steps that Anjie walks through when consulting with her feng shui clients and homes

  • The importance of the “commanding position” and intention in Feng Shui and energetics of your home

  • How our reptilian brain supersedes our rational mind and how our space impacts our stress levels

  • The significance of your kitchen as it relates to your life and how the burner is the “hearth” of your home and life

  • Tips on how to boost the area of nourishment, wealth, and prosperity with tweaks in your home space

  • Why changing up which stove top burner you use can actually shift your energy, and how doing so helps you to have a daily reminder to open up your opportunities and not fall into mindless patterns

  • Checking in with yourself, rituals Anjie loves to incorporate into her own life, and ways to open up opportunities

  • Why clearing stagnant energy is critical and the most common places energy will get stuck or blocked, plus feng shui tips on how to clear your space

  • A common misconception about feng shui, why you don’t to purchase expensive things or hire people to change the energy of your home

  • Why Anjie is no longer saying that “she’s busy”

  • Hydration and communication are at the forefront of Anjie’s mind right now

  • How to bring in water energy using feng shui principles with the color black, wavy patterns

  • How modern toxins from products disconnects us from how to be in our own space

  • The importance of bed positioning and what it says about your relationship with yourself and your partner

  • There are a lot of ways that we exacerbate our own issues through feng shui - and the well-intended reason why sometimes we’re attracted to spaces that have negative feng shui

  • Anjie’s biggest tip for listeners, and a call to action to clean out the space that represents your nourishment!

  • How kundalini yoga and journaling are currently feeding Anjie’s wild

Connect With Anjie Cho

WebsiteInstagram | Facebook

Anjie’s Feng Shui School: mindfuldesignschool.com

 

Resources + Links Mentioned 

Feed Your Wild x Holistic Spaces giveaway!

Click this link for a chance to win a free copy of Anjie’s new book Holistic Spaces - 108 Ways to Create A Mindful And Peaceful Home: www.holisticspaces.com/2018fyw (Deadline is Nov 19!)

Lotuswei Flower Essences

Quench: Beat Fatigue, Drop Weight, and Heal Your Body Through the New Science of Optimum Hydration by Dana Cohen and Gina Bria*

Katie Dalebout

The Artist’s Way + Morning Pages by Julia Cameron*

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NOVEMBER :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: Find Your RHYTHM + Be the Dancing Rocks

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Solo Episode: NOVEMBER 2018 :: Monthly Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: Find Your RHYTHM + Be the Dancing Rocks

About Monthly Soul Nourishment Readings: Just as I weave in spiritual nourishment from the Akashic Records for my clients along with their nutritional protocols on an individual basis, I’ve been inspired to start sharing these readings monthly in the podcast to support the collective with general monthly themed-readings... and so Monthly Akashic Soul Nourishment Readings were born. These readings are usually filled with metaphor & symbols, so may require a bit of unraveling & might mean something different for each person, so pay attention to what comes up for you as you listen on. Hope they provide value and moments of reflection in your journey.

The message for November is: “Allow yourself to be the dancing rock... to have the will to take action yet to be fully present and anchored in the now.

Can you dance from that essence that is beyond the separate Self, and instead from a place of ultimate Unity? That is our work in November.

In this Akashic reading, we are guided through a 2-part session because... it was, let’s say “non-linear”.

This month, the stars, rocks, and plants are speaking to us and initiating an activation - a remembering, a deprogramming, a transmission... from Mama Earth and the stars. They will help us remember how to breathe, how to move, how to be in RHYTHM, so that we can speak on behalf of the plants, and ourselves as living interconnected beings.

We cover the concept of petrification, the energetics of limestone and how we can embody this in our dance of life. We are told how to find the antidote to the heavy, lower vibrations that we’ve been exposed to (esp this past October!). We’re also given an invitation to connect with a plant ally this month.
 

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The Stars guiding us like our compass, navigation guidance system, and map + the cosmos as the great unifier - we all see the same stars, moon and sun.

  • How the stars, rocks, and plants are speaking to us… awakening rock people from their slumber..

  • How Limestone has been talking to Venessa and what it’s saying...

  • Limestone’s energetics and relationship with animals and bone - and what that has to do with you

  • “Limestone though it stimulates the will to action, keeps one firmly anchored in the here and now.”

  • The concept of Petrification, its use throughout mythology, and how it impacts us today

  • Allow ourselves to be the dancing rocks, to have the will to take action yet to be fully present and anchored in the now

  • Plants growing up and taking hold of us... and how we are being directed by the stars and planets.

  • How the elements are helping us remember how to breathe, how to move, how to be in RHYTHM. So we can speak on behalf of the plant, and ourselves as living interconnected beings.

  • Allowing the plants, rocks, and stars to dance through us

  • Finding the antidote to the heavy, lower vibration that enters your being. “They Exist in polarity, opposites are an illusion. Its all a dance.”

Action Idea:

  • Choose 1 plant and connect with this plant daily for one full week (and full month of November if you can!). Keep a journal about your experience and the messages you receive through this process!

  • Ways to connect: plant sits, medicine making, tea drinking, eating in meals, communing in any way

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Akashic Records 101 Video (scroll down to find it!)

Connect with us at wildlyrooted.com/podcastconnect

Interested in exploring your Akashic Records with Venessa? Click here.

 

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#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: Full Moon in Taurus :: Ancestral Healing + QA on Trauma, Dark Eye Circles + More

Welcome back to FYW #UNFILTERED Moon Musings with Venessa & Megan!

What are #UNFILTERED Moon Musings?

These #UNFILTERED episodes are a hybrid of moon musings + convo + QA answering your top questions about holistic health, nutrition, herbs, moon cycles, and earth-based medicine. Connecting to the moon cycles can be a powerful way to tap into your inner wild and wise self, and if you want to come along for the ride, we are LOVING the Many Moons book by Sarah Gottesdiener - you can grab yours here!

BUT we need YOUR help! Send us your questions and comments by clicking here, we can't wait to hang out with you <3

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#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: Full Moon in Taurus :: Ancestral Healing + QA on Trauma, Dark Eye Circles + More

Venessa discusses the themes of this Full Moon in Taurus, ancestral healing & and answers questions from listeners on healing trauma & dealing with dark under eye circles (answer could surprise you... we cover a lot!).

Lots of resources mentioned in this one, so be sure to check out the show notes below!

Send best wishes to Megan on Instagram for a speedy recovery!
Megan @amethyst_and_rose

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Ancestors and lineage, and this special time near Halloween, Samhain, Dia de los muertos... the thin veil, birth and death.

  • We can heal our ancestral lineage by doing our own healing work

  • How in nature there is no waste

  • Energy is meant to stay in motion, so when it’s stuck in our bodies (physical and energy) then it can lead to dis-ease

  • Venessa’s mission - to support people in breaking the lineage of dis-ease so you don’t have to suffer the same fate as your ancestors (and support their healing too)

  • You are here to step fully into alignment with your truth! That is the Work.

  • Getting UNSTUCK - sign up for Venessa’s free upcoming course

  • 1 reason that you are stuck could be ancestral trauma that is stuck

  • Dissociation vs completing a trauma

  • The power of somatic experiencing and Peter Levine’s work

  • Some helpful therapies for releasing trauma and helping people move forward in their lives

  • Venessa answers listeners’ questions including how to deal with dark circles under the eyes!

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Interview with Sarah Gottesdiener: How Working With The Moon Can Change Your Life With Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk

Interview with Candice Wu: Healing Intergenerational Trauma, Family Constellations, and the Power of Voice Dialogue with Candice Wu

Interview with Riyana Rose Sang: Reclaiming Our Erotic Energy, Consciousness Expanding Plant Magic & Mamahood with Riyana Rose Sang

Sacred Ecology Visualization & Activation Journey to help you uncover what’s been keeping you stuck in your health & life, and discover what “foods” to bring in right now for radical nourishment & clarity.

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Connect with Venessa @wildlyrooted

Connect with Megan @amethyst_and_rose

 

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Holotropic Breathwork & Re-sacralizing the World (Within + Without) with James Frazier

 Photo by Venessa Rodriguez

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In order for us to re-sacralize the world, we have to really get back in touch with the sense of sacred within, and it can also be done by getting a sense of sacred without.” ~ James Frazier

I’m happy to share this interview audio from my archives with James Frazier, who led me in my first holotropic breathwork experience several years ago. James is one of the most experienced breathwork practitioners in the country having led Breathwork seminars throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. James has over 30 years of experience in the field of counseling and personal growth and development consulting, having studied under Dr. Stanislav Grof who developed holotropic breathwork and was in the first group to be certified by Dr. Grof to practice.

In this interview we discuss what holotropic breathwork is and why it is so powerful, James’ experience studying with Dr. Stanislav Grof and over 30 years leading workshops, plus James breaks down the history of our disconnection from nature - and what we need to do to get it back in order to save ourselves and the planet.

This conversation goes DEEP, looking at the erosion of myth in our culture, the rise of rationality and the origins of what James calls our “collective schizophrenia” that we must breakthrough in order to create a new story (hint: we need to do both our inner work and connect with nature today!)

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How James almost quit being a therapist after poor outcomes within addiction work and found holotropic breathwork by accident, changing the course of his life

  • How James began studying and working with Dr. Stanislav Graf and Holotropic breathwork after the 2nd most powerful experience of his life, and continued a 30+ year long career of doing holotropic breathwork

  • Why holotropic breathwork is a powerful and safe way for accessing the subconscious and expanded states of consciousness/awareness while also retaining ego awareness

  • One of the oldest techniques to go into non-ordinary states of consciousness and how it has been a part of human practices for thousands of years

  • Why taking a medicinal plant out of its culture and insert it into a different place and context is problematic

  • What is “Participatory consciousness” - looking at oneself as part of the whole cosmos rather than a detached separate observer position, operating as one unit

  • James’s theory on the origin of separation from nature, ritual, and the spiritual with literalization of religious text through the protestant reformation

  • The origins of capitalism and collapse of the mythological worldview

  • How the ancients viewed the stars and great philosophical issues

  • How the Psyche speaks in myth, story and symbol

  • The detriment of Descartes’ statement “I think therefore I am.”

  • The erosion of myth and rise of rationality - how this created a “collective schizophrenia” detaching ourselves from nature in service of capitalism

  • How this separation has bled into allopathic healthcare system with specialization and over-compartmentalization

  • The “thingification” of humans and the importance of expanded states of awareness that brings you back to wholeness

  • The importance of individual inner work and personal development for the collective and how James is dedicated to supporting people in cultivating that reconnection with nature

  • The important cycles that we have closed off from our awareness - death and rebirth, the importance of grief

  • How our inability to grieve also prevents us from connecting to nature

  • Why we don’t connect with our deepest selves because it takes us to our deepest and painful issues such as grief

  • James thoughts on re-storying and the critical importance of initiatory processes and rites of passages that have been lost to our detriment

  • How we “need to go way out and we need to go way in”, and why creation myth does just that

  • James’ urgent message: “We’re either going to transform or we are going to die”

  • Veriditas - the greening of nature

  • The importance of changing the sense of self to combat the tidal wave of narcissism we have today and support our reconnection to nature

  • More about James’ work and offerings in nature and personal growth

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Connect With James Frazier

Holotropic Breathwork WebsiteNature Retreat Website

Email: JamesFrazierNow@gmail.com

Next Breathwork Workshop: Chicago Nov. 10, 2018 

Resources + Links Mentioned 

Dr. Stanislav Graf

Robin Wall Kimmerer

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Wildly Rooted Resources

Sacred Ecology Activation Journey Audio

 

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Reclaiming Our Erotic Energy, Consciousness Expanding Plant Magic & Mamahood with Riyana Rose Sang

What’s your relationship to your erotic energy? How do you even feel about that question? What stories pop up for you?

These are questions that Riyana Rose Sang is asking and wanting all of us to consider... especially for the empowerment of womyn and marginalized people in these tumultuous times.

Riyana Rose is an herbalist, counselor, mama, writer, and all-around witchy woman devoted to the magic of seasonal living and all things transformative. She thinks of herself as a mystical witch, and adores experiential, ecstatic, direct experience of the Divine and guiding others to get there, too, through the tools she teaches and the rituals she helps create. She is devoted to teaching about connection to nature through our relationships with the green ones, animals, and the fey, and utilizing ritual technologies such as aspecting, trance, and devotion that empower us move out of our minds and into connection with spirit.

In her private practice, Riyana works extensively with issues of the heart and womb, including anxiety, depression, grief, loss, infertility, and pregnancy and postpartum challenges.

In this interview, we talk about how essential it is to reclaim our erotic energy as part of the collective evolution of our time, and ways we can begin to do that. Riyana shares her journey with her own erotic energy, through pregnancy and post-partum, and her favorite plant and mushroom allies to support ourselves in times of stress and expand our consciousness as we’re being called to step more deeply into our own sovereignty and power to speak our truth and be heard and respected.

I absolutely loved this conversation, full of practical magic, thought-provoking questions and a look inside Riyana’s personal journey as a mama, witch, and force of nature.

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Sovereignty of women, our bodies’ ability to release, speak our truth, to be heard and respected, and how these times have made Riyana reframe her work

  • Riyana’s practice of witchcraft and earth magic for 25 years, herbalism for 10 years.

  • The Idea that the world needs us - all ppl, esp women and marginalized ppl - to own our worth and sovereignty so we can speak up for ourself and for Mother Earth

  • How to reclaim erotic vitality, energy, and whatever you consider magic for yourself

  • How the plants help us to become liberated and sovereign beings - as they all benefit when we reclaim this power and vital energy

  • How Riyana’s intense period of depression and disconnection when her father passed at 16 yrs old led to her first introduction and exposure to the feminine divine that made her feel at home

  • Starhawk’s work and importance in Riyana’s journey

  • The importance of death, ritual death or initiation as an agent in helping open up oneself to their spiritual path and in touch with the great mystery

  • What Riyana is witnessing from the current political events and making the connection between a dysfunctional youth sexual culture and lack of rites of passages in our modern culture at large

  • How Riyana sees erotic energy as our birthright - when we know that desire and pleasure are apart of who we are, we can tap into this energy and empower ourselves to create

  • How helping ppl reclaim their erotic energy and relationship to it is part of the collective evolution of our time that is needed and essential work right now

  • Erotic energy and empowerment related to physical manifestations such as rampant thyroid issues, cardiovascular disease, and reproductive challenges

  • Riyana’s journey with her own erotic energy, from feeling a surge during pregnancy, the message she received from spirit and lady love

  • How she developed hypothyroidism and her libido tanked, and how she got her groove back

  • Ways we can begin to reclaim our erotic energy- The first step: Choosing to reclaim being an erotic woman; questioning and breaking down inherited stories and cultural programming

  • The larger impact of stress culture and riding the cortisol train chronically on sexuality

  • Riyana’s favorite herb and plant allies that can support our stress response: adaptogens including ashwaghanda, shatavari (she with a thousand husbands), mushrooms (reishi, chaga, turkey tail, all of them!) to be grounded and expansive at the same time.

  • How becoming a clearer channel by cleaning out your and reducing what might be hijacking your brain, what “spell are you under”?

  • The importance of Riyana’s choice to use words like magic, spell-breaking, psychedelic, - they inherently challenge the current and oppressive power structures at be

  • What is feeding Riyana’s wild right now

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Connect With Riyana Rose Sang

WebsiteInstagram

 

Resources + Links Mentioned 

The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess by Starhawk*

Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski Ph.D.*

Asia Suler

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan*

Note: Links marked with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won’t cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast and production costs. Thank you!

 

Wildly Rooted Resources

Sacred Ecology Activation Journey Audio

 

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Why You Need to Eat Weeds: Serving Up Wild Foods, Invasive Species + Truth with Sunny Savage

Did you know your average weed found in a densely populated industrial urban area - think Chicago or Oakland - is not only safe to eat, but more nutritious than kale in almost every way?

That’s what new research is saying coming out of Berkeley and what Sunny Savage - a wild foods advocate who weaves a web of appreciation for the wild things - has been teaching and spreading for 2 decades…

In this interview, Sunny shows us how eating One Wild Food Every Day can make a significant impact on your health and the health of the planet. Why invasive species aren't always a bad thing if we can put them on our plates, and steps you can take to begin your wild food nutrition and foraging adventure NO MATTER where you live.

We dive deep into the importance of doing this with your family and children, and how to begin, and Sunny goes deep into looking at our collective and personal addictions,

Sunny’s passion is awesome and has such incredible knowledge on wild foods and how they offer us a powerful tool to reconnect us back with nature with a genetic instruction packet with their intelligence, resilience and adaptability that will save us.

I love any discussion that starts to break down these preconceived notions or programming that we have as a collective and tears that down so we can start reimagining what a new life-giving regenerative world actually looks like. I believe wild foods, foraging and eating weeds is part of this new world. When we begin to look thru this lens we can see just how abundant our world really is... I know you’re going to enjoy Sunny’s fire throughout this discussion!

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How she got into wild foods through her own mom’s interest in herbal medicine and found her soul calling and a deep remembrance

  • Why Sunny was pissed when she first discovered wild foods and how it cracked open an ability to see the world through a new lens

  • Her journey from Antarctica to Hawaii and how the Hawaii islands have practically every kind of ecosystem

  • How Sunny went from growing up in wild rural isolated land to getting her own television show and teaching around the world

  • How Sunny has traveled to every content before she was 30 yrs old and how this exposure impacted her work

  • Her work with wild food plants of Hawaii and running a food truck serving invasive species that’s over 90% local wild foods and 100% organic

  • What is an “invasive species” and why Sunny is educating and literally serving up food for thought

  • Humans as an “invasive species” and how we shape our food and world

  • Why it’s an exciting time to talk about wild foods, and why Sunny says it’s time for a reframe

  • The Energy exchange by picking your own food - ask permission before harvesting

  • Surprising and powerful new research on wild foods within low income industrial urban areas with elevated levels of heavy metals in soil

  • The wild greens in these areas were abundant - more nutritious than kale in all ways and that none of the pesticides were coming through the plants, and how Sunny sees this as the plants evolving

  • These plants are on the front lines of evolution with an innate adaptive intelligence

  • After working with thousands of people helping them wild food, Sunny sees that some people are just better at pattern recognition with plants than others

  • The importance of personal responsibility and steps you can take to begin your wild food nutrition and foraging adventure NO MATTER where you live!

  • Read books. Find a teacher. Join local groups. Sunny lists some of her favorite books and researchers. Always cross reference, double triple check everything

  • How to start eating wild foods - take a small amount, see how you feel. Eat the rainbow. Doctor up your food - get creative! Stay open.

  • You only need to learn 10 plants and they can serve you for a lifetime

  • What is feeding Sunny’s wild that is NOT actually “wild food” and she shares the incredible story of Milarepa - “Act as if you have no cause to be ashamed of yourself

  • Working on her own personal addictions and the importance of looking at addiction in our society

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Connect With Sunny Savage

WebsiteInstagram

Savage Kitchen app: It's an interactive mapping system throughout the State of Hawaii for 5 edible invasive plants, and includes recipes/infographs/videos/plant monographs/lookalikes/plant quizzes/etc

Sunny’s book: Wild Food Plants of Hawaii - the first book highlighting foraging in Hawaii since Euell Gibbons’s book The Beachcomber’s Handbook in 1967*

You can eat that -- The gift of wild foods | Sunny Savage | TEDxMaui

 

Resources + Links Mentioned 

Stark's research "Open-Source Food: Nutrition, Toxicology, and Availability of Wild Edible Greens in the East Bay": https://www.biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2018/08/06/385864.full.pdf

Samuel Thayer - “The best wild food books out there.” ~ Sunny Savage

Pascal Baurdars cooking with wild foods in socal - techniques and inspiration what can be done with wild foods

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Wildly Rooted Resources

Sacred Ecology Activation Journey Audio

 

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#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: New Moon in Libra :: Air Alchemy, Changing Winds, & Feeling Safe in Transitions

Welcome back to FYW #UNFILTERED Moon Musings with Venessa & Megan!

What are #UNFILTERED Moon Musings?

These #UNFILTERED episodes are a hybrid of moon musings + convo + QA answering your top questions about holistic health, nutrition, herbs, moon cycles, and earth-based medicine. Connecting to the moon cycles can be a powerful way to tap into your inner wild and wise self, and if you want to come along for the ride, we are LOVING the Many Moons book by Sarah Gottesdiener - you can grab yours here!

BUT we need YOUR help! Send us your questions and comments by clicking here, we can't wait to hang out with you <3

This Episode's Theme...

#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: New Moon in Libra :: Air Alchemy, Changing Winds, & Feeling Safe in Transitions

Megan and Venessa discuss the themes of this New Moon in Libra and the importance of self-reflection in these shadowy and triggering times.

We talk about aligning goals with your intentions and how you want to feel, the importance of creating space for your intentions and desires to come thru - and how this usually means releasing which can bring up grief, loss, sadness in this transition (all emotional aspects of the lungs!).

We cover honoring grief in this fall time with the shedding, and how to embody elements in nature, such as the trees up-taking nutrients and storing for the rest of the season - how can we integrate this into our lives too?

Megan also shares the launch of her website Amethyst & Rose, plus she’s offering a free meal plan based on seasonal eating when you sign up for her email list - pop over and say hello!

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How New Moons and transitional seasons offer the opportunity to gain information about how you show up in the world in these different cycles

  • How Megan was blown away by what she’s learned about herself when she started tracking moon cycles with her moon time

  • How weakness is not weakness

  • Learning about ourselves through compassion in difficult and dark times

  • Differentiating intentions and goals - Aligning goals with your intentions and how you want to feel

  • How Megan is using her dreams to help tune into her intentions, and using mugwort to assist her in dreamtime

  • The importance of creating space for your intentions and desires to come thru - this means releasing which can bring up grief, loss, sadness in this transition

  • Honoring grief in this fall time with the shedding, but trees are also up-taking nutrients and storing for the season as they shed - how can we embody this too?

  • How there’s an epidemic of work stress depleting us

  • Megan’s practice to “end the work day” with a ritual walk after work, and her 5 senses practice to help her shift from her “work hat” to “mom hat”

  • The power of talking with trees and sharing your heaviness and burdens - building a sacred relationship with your plant relatives

  • Look at your transitions (daily, micro, to the macro) - Where do you have challenges and what can you bring in to assist you in these transitional times?

  • A focal point for this season - air alchemy: pay attention to the air that moves through and with you (i.e. breath, gas, transitions)

  • How Megan finds how sobriety has helped her during transitions and with sleep

  • How family and staying connected with them has supported Venessa in feeling safe and navigating transitions

Practices + Questions to Ask Yourself/Try this New Moon // Journal Prompts

Carve out time for yourself and have a review:

  • How can I embody trees in the fall - let go of the old “leaves” and take in more nutrients thru my roots to nourish myself in darker times?

  • Where do I have challenges and what can I bring in to assist myself in these transitional times?

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Interview with Joan Parisi Wilcox: Becoming a Master of the Living Energy: The Mystical World of the Q'ero of Peru + Andean Cosmovision with Joan Parisi Wilcox

Danielle Laporte The Desire Map

Digital Food Mood Poop journal: Cara app

Sacred Ecology Visualization & Activation Journey to help you uncover what’s been keeping you stuck in your health & life, and discover what “foods” to bring in right now for radical nourishment & clarity.

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Connect with Venessa @wildlyrooted

Connect with Megan @amethyst_and_rose

 

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OCTOBER :: Monthly Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: Extracting Light From The Muck - Becoming Shadow Transformers

 Art: Paper collage by Venessa Rodriguez

Art: Paper collage by Venessa Rodriguez

Solo Episode: OCTOBER 2018 :: Monthly Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: Extracting Light From The Muck - Becoming Shadow Transformers

About Monthly Soul Nourishment Readings: Just as I weave in spiritual nourishment from the Akashic Records for my clients along with their nutritional protocols on an individual basis, I’ve been inspired to start sharing these readings monthly in the podcast to support the collective with general monthly themed-readings... and so Monthly Akashic Soul Nourishment Readings were born. These readings are usually filled with metaphor & symbols, so may require a bit of unraveling & might mean something different for each person, so pay attention to what comes up for you as you listen on. Hope they provide value and moments of reflection in your journey.

The message for October is an invitation: “It’s time to allow the shadow to move with and through us so it can be transformed.”

In this Akashic reading, we are guided through lots of symbols this month! Earthworms, dark goddesses, transformative processes, and ouroboros, oh my... the synthesis of all of it:

We need the shadow transformers, become one or support their work.

If you thought we couldn’t get any deeper... well folks, this month is an invitation to go beyond the depths of what you have gone previously and get your hands dirty...

We cover various mythological and energetic principals of death and renewal - a natural process of working with your shadow, how to begin to work with and transform your own shadows, plus some of the first places to look for your shadow (hint: triggered lately?). I recommend some ideas for rituals you can implement and work with this month to take advantage of this archetypal energy, and discuss the importance of seeking support when you DIG into the muck... this is some of the most sacred work you can do!

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Earthworm burrows deep and allows the transformation of this putrid dark matter within it’s body, being a vehicle of transmutation. What’s notable is the importance of these beings for our existence and evolution - all the creatures that transform the decaying into life giving matter... they’re doing the dirty work and our world benefits.

  • The earthworm’s connection to snake and the symbol of ouroboros. The process of eating oneself for constant renewal. We too must do this process, do the work because shadow is coming up...

  • We’ll go through what feels heavy and like putrid sludge, and thru this digestive process it becomes rich life-giving soil full of nutrients and life force.

  • Support from the dark goddesses of death and renewal:

  • Kali - ancient hindu goddess of death and destruction, warrior goddess that represents darkness, death and renewal whose job was to destroy evil and rid the land of filth

  • Tlazolteotl, “Eater of Excrement” and of filth. An Earth and moon goddess, a purification goddess with connection to fertile earth that begins with rotting and decaying matter… She turns physical and metaphysical darkness and black waste into life

  • The Andean mystical concepts of sami (light energy) and hucha (heavy dense energy) and the process of extracting sami from hucha – within the darkness there is still light

  • The invitation we are being given to embody these dark goddesses to carry us through our individual and collective shadows

  • Where do you begin? One of the first places to look for shadow is wherever you have been procrastinating the most. That’s usually where we have shadow work to do. Or wherever you have some serious blocks. And of course, wherever and whenever you get triggered by something or someone.

  • Get curious instead of staying mad or upset or in resistance mode. Ask yourself questions. Become a detached and compassionate detective.

  • A big message that came through with this reading is also that we must stay humble!

  • The shamanistic ritual of sacred burial, an ancient tradition that has been used for many centuries for healing, renewal and transformation. It is an authentic ritual of stillness, transformation and deep communion with the spirit of the Earth.

Ideas/Tips:

  • Choose a dark goddess that calls to you and meditate with her, embody her essence in your own shadow work

  • Select an amulet or stone - a physical anchor that you can tether yourself to as you go deep with this work.

  • When you feel dense, heavy have your go-to en-lighten-ing practices.

  • It’s ok, in fact, good to wade in the darkness for periods, but we can embody earth worm.

  • We don’t have to remember or recall or relive actual events or moments - that actually would do more harm than good. Instead, we can use vibration and our feeling sense and imagination to identify the heaviness that we can release or transmute.

  • Frequency to break up heavy matter - look to sound healing, heart vibration meditations

  • Don’t allow the fear to drive.

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Becoming a Master of the Living Energy: The Mystical World of the Q'ero of Peru + Andean Cosmovision with Joan Parisi Wilcox

Akashic Records 101 Video (scroll down to find it!)

Connect with us at wildlyrooted.com/podcastconnect

Interested in exploring your Akashic Records with Venessa? Click here.

 

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#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: Full Moon in Aries :: Harvest Moon Celebrations, Thought-Seed Saving, & Firing up for Fall

Welcome back to FYW #UNFILTERED Moon Musings with Venessa & Megan!

What are #UNFILTERED Moon Musings?

These #UNFILTERED episodes are a hybrid of moon musings + convo + QA answering your top questions about holistic health, nutrition, herbs, moon cycles, and earth-based medicine. Connecting to the moon cycles can be a powerful way to tap into your inner wild and wise self, and if you want to come along for the ride, we are LOVING the Many Moons book by Sarah Gottesdiener - you can grab yours here!

BUT we need YOUR help! Send us your questions and comments by clicking here, we can't wait to hang out with you <3

This Episode's Theme...

#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: Full Moon in Aries :: Harvest Moon Celebrations, Thought-Seed Saving, & Firing up for Fall

Happy Fall Equinox! Megan and Venessa discuss the themes of this Full Moon in Aries aka Harvest Moon: Review, Celebration, Harvest, Sow. We talk about the concept and importance of seed saving, chucking out what didn’t work, and preparation for what’s to come.

We introduce this season’s poster organs - the colon and lungs - and how they interconnect (on all levels), impact our immunity and overall physical health in this transitional season. We share ways that we like to support our health and that of our families... Megan shares specific food and herbs, and Venessa shares a bit about her nutritional “reset” this season that included cleaning house.

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How this is an opportune time to take inventory of what routines have worked and plan to incorporate

  • The colon/large intestine and lungs as the “poster organs” of fall

  • The importance of one of the number one things that is checked in charts for poeple in very sick

  • The gravity and importance of the colon - what we’re able to release and clean out

  • It’s time to discriminate what is needed and what is not needed

  • The concept of an “idea jar” that Megan got from her business coach Amanda and using it as a “thought seed bank”

  • What are the steps that we take right now - spend time looking at how your body felt and noticing patterns

  • How to support our immunity in this transition season, i.e. protect from viruses, bacterial infections, & more!

  • How to eat seasonally and great foods and recipes to incorporate to stoke your fire and get ready to burn through the coming cooler months

  • How to assist your body in the major transition into winter months

  • Why lung issues are so prevalent in this time, and Megan’s family issues with lungs - plus how she has addressed them with food and herbs (and how Megan used her hubbie as guinea pig)

  • Tips for alleviating dampness and coolness

  • In Chinese Medicine, the colon is the part of the first meridian which begins with the lung and ends with the colon. The two are interlinked as the lungs are what one brings into one’s self and the colon is what one releases.

  • How issues in the colon can manifest in the lungs and vice versa.
    How every function of your body, including your metabolism, depends upon the proper intake and carrying of oxygen by your lungs.

  • How Venessa was able to overcome asthma and the foundational dietary components that are shown to reduce or reverse asthma in studies

  • How Venessa rode the wave of Virgo season, aka nature’s adderall

  • How to think of seasonal eating and living in different phases: Birth, growth, maturity, harvest, & storage

  • The importance of stocking your natural “medicine cabinet” and some of the superfoods and herbs mentioned to help with immunity:

  • Slippery elm bark, honey, zinc, probiotics, quercetin, nettles, elecampane, mullein, mulberry root bark, wild cherry bark, astragalus, medicine mushrooms

  • Megan reads a closing beautiful poem by Mary Oliver called This World as an old to spring and summer

Practices + Questions to Ask Yourself/Try this New Moon // Journal Prompts

Carve out time for yourself and have a review:

  • What are all of the things that worked? How would you like to modify or continue into the Seasonally darker months?

  • What are all of the things that need to go? How can you release it to create space for the newness? 

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Sacred Ecology Visualization & Activation Journey to help you uncover what’s been keeping you stuck in your health & life, and discover what “foods” to bring in right now for radical nourishment & clarity.

Note: Links marked with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won’t cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you!

 

Ask Us Your Top Q's!

Go to wildlyrooted.com/podcastconnect to send us your top questions around health + wellness, nutrition + herbalism, natural cycles + intuition, & your top challenges.

Connect with Venessa @wildlyrooted

Connect with Megan @amethyst_and_rose

 

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How to Go From Confusion + Burn Out --> Clarity, Pleasure + Purpose: Uncovering Ancient Wisdom for Impactful Leadership With Ashley Burnett

How do you lead in a strong and sustainable way, in life and career, from a place of alignment... without being drained of energy or burning out?

How do you cut thru the noise and maintain connection to your intuition and inner guidance in times of extreme stress and chaos?

That’s what Ashley Burnett had to figure out in her business and life after years of struggle with her health, as an entrepreneur and facing “life or death” moments in her personal life.

In this insightful conversation, Ashley shares how imperative it is to shift out the paradigm of “grinding and burn out” to embrace our true nature, and live + lead from a balanced and well-nourished place (and how the heck to do that).

We talk about the power of incorporating nature-based ritual, sacred ceremony + self-care into our daily lives and work, and the importance of setting intention, working with a coach, and surrounding yourself with ppl who support your vision. Ashley shares how she was able to maintain connection to her intuition and wisdom throughout some pretty scary events (hint: trust, lift + shift), and the game-changing question that her own coach asked her that blasted her limiting beliefs and made her 3-year vision come into reality within 9 months.

So much wisdom here for busy entrepreneurs, mamas, burnt out leaders, or anyone desiring to live and work from a place of sustainability and alignment!

Women’s leadership coach, dancer, women’s circle and retreat facilitator and earth-based ritualist, Ashley Burnett is committed to helping change-making entrepreneurs and leaders align their core-values with their vision, become more impactful leaders, and embody their missions in life, with confidence. Ashley has been teaching, leading groups and running her business for over 15 years. She’s facilitated hundreds of classes, workshops, events and retreats, and led thousands around the globe in expanding their businesses and igniting their leadership. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband David, and has the honor of running her retreats at her workshop space on 22 acres of expansive land.

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Ashley got into the work of women’s leadership coaching and nature-based ritual work with Strong Body Love

  • How Ashley ditched gallbladder surgery at the hospital and followed her heart to health coaching school to take a more holistic approach to health

  • Ashley’s work supporting women who want to show up in their communities, and discover their core values for alignment in all areas - life + business

  • The importance of dance + movement, and working with rhythms, seasonal cycles and nature

  • How Ashley’s husband’s health scare with an autoimmune disorder + losing 50 lbs led them to make serious shifts in their lives, including moving out of the city

  • The one question that Ashley’s coach asked her that blasted her limiting beliefs and made her 3-year vision come into reality in 9 months

  • The power of setting intention, working with a coach, and surrounding yourself with ppl who support your vision

  • How Ashley was able to maintain connection to her intuition and wisdom throughout the very scary life events: “trust, lift + shift”

  • The power of clarity and writing your intention down - be as clear and specific as possible, then recite it! Sharing, praying, and moving your intention into the universe

  • The importance of the “feminine” acts - receiving and sharing for manifestation

  • How Ashley was forced to slow down to discern what was absolutely necessary and what had to go

  • The importance of releasing the outcome + the power of this one phrase: “With or without exactly this, I am at peace.”

  • The self care movement and discerning the benefit of nourishing self care practices vs the detriment of dogma

  • A ritual is when you show up with intention, focus, presence, and consistency.

  • How you can begin a nourishing self-care practice with a simple meditation or breathwork - i.e. start with just 3 big breaths upon waking

  • Ashley walks us through a Sama Vritti Pranayama practice

  • Important questions to ask yourself: What are your core values? How do you want to show up in the world? What can you let go of that you’re clinging to that is actually holding you back from your core values and living in alignment?

  • Ashley’s yearlong journey: the Soulstice Sisterhood

  • How Ashley continuously refines her own practice and work, including her launch schedule to align more with the cycles and seasons

  • Ashley’s top resources and books for learning how to work with ritual and seasons

  • How yoga and getting back into her body in a sacred way is feeding her wild

  • The importance of Getting Curious

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Connect With Ashley Burnett

Website | FacebookInstagram

Soulstice Sisterhood Yearlong Journey starting in Jan 2019: www.soulsticesisterhood.com

Our Loud Hearts Daylong Women’s Music + Creative Arts Festival October 13th: ourloudhearts.com

 

Resources + Links Mentioned 

Joanna Lindenbaum

Rituals of Celebration: Honoring the Seasons of Life Through the Wheel of the Year by Jane Meredith*

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Wildly Rooted Resources

Sacred Ecology Activation Journey Audio

 

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Dangers of Being A "Good Girl" + Deconstructing the False self with Dr. Emelia Sam

Ever feel like you're "on track, but off purpose"?

This was the heavy feeling that Dr. Emelia Sam experienced as she was set on course to achieving all the things that she was "supposed" to achieve. In this intimate conversation, Emelia reveals how playing the good girl was a disservice... and it took major deconstructing of who she thought she was to find her true self. We talk about the process of E.D.I.T.ing your story to recover alignment in your life, practical spirituality, the power of resonance + magnetism, and the need for compassionate competency within healthcare.

Within the first few years of professional life, Emelia realized something was amiss and started to recover the passions she left behind. For over a decade, she has maintained a blog, now known as 360SOUL, concerned with matters of mind and spirit.

Emelia is also gifting FYW listeners her Soul Infusion Kit, check it out below! 

Dr. Emelia Sam hails from Edmonton, Canada. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree at home she moved to Washington DC to attend dental school. Two years later, she realized she pretty much hated general dentistry but felt she was too far down that particular educational path to abandon it. She ended up being drawn towards the specialty of oral & maxillofacial surgery which required a four-year residency.

Emelia has published several books including I Haven't Found Myself but I'm Still Looking and The Book of Soulgasms. Her latest book, Compassionate Competency: Healing the Heart of Healthcare represents the intersection of her experience as a practitioner with her long-time interests in personal development and spirituality.

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Emelia was inspired to write about the missing component in healthcare - compassion

  • Emelia shares her personal story and the moment she realized she was “on track but off purpose”

  • How a series of life-altering events led to Emelia’s recovery of writing, and started her inspirational blog

  • How being the “good girl” and following the rules got her off track from her truth

  • The questions Emelia started asking herself to begin deconstructing the false self and reconnecting to her truth and core being

  • How to engage in what Emelia calls “Soul Scripting” and use the process of E.D.I.T.-ing the story (Experience. Dig. Inventory. Thoughts.) to recover alignment in your life

  • The importance of your friends and who you surround yourself with

  • How Emelia began rooting out her limiting subconscious beliefs and thoughts that were “seeded” into her

  • Emelia’s favorite personal development books and teachers

  • How gratitude journaling became Emelia’s primary spiritual practice and how it has been one of the most impactful practices in her life

  • Why Emelia’s all about the practical, quotes, and things that can hit her in an instant

  • Emelia’s perspective on resonance + magnetism - and how to create a field of resonance that calls in what you desire

  • Why Emelia’s “done with chasing” and how we often weigh ourselves down

  • Why hospitals are not the ideal “field of resonance” for healing

  • What is compassionate competency and how we can heal the heart of healthcare

  • How Emelia is feeding her wild and honoring her softness

  • Emelia shares a gift with FYW listeners Check out the link below...

 

Connect With Emelia Sam

Website | TwitterInstagram

www.compassionatecompetency.com

Emelia's Soulscripting course (with the E-D-I-T method): Udemy.com/soulscripting 

 

*Gift for Feed Your Wild Listeners*

Access Emelia's Soul Infusion Kit here! It includes:

  • ebook - How to Create the Life You Really Want: 20 Small Strategies for Big Changes

  • A 20 minute audio on "The Myth of Potential"

  • Transformational Truths Graphic

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

 

Wayne Dyer

Deepak Chopra

Marianne Williamson's A Return To Love*

Oprah's Gratitude Journaling

Don Miguel Ruiz's The Four Agreements*

Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes*

Emelia's gift for listeners: www.emeliasam.com/thankyou

 

 

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Wildly Rooted Resources

Sacred Ecology Activation Journey Audio

 

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If you would like to make a one-time contribution, you may use our personal PayPal Link here and offer any dollar amount you'd like : https://paypal.me/wildlyrooted  

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#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: New Moon in Virgo :: Transformation + Shaping Up Change

Welcome back to FYW #UNFILTERED Moon Musings with Venessa & Megan!

What are #UNFILTERED Moon Musings?

These #UNFILTERED episodes are a hybrid of moon musings + convo + QA answering your top questions about holistic health, nutrition, herbs, moon cycles, and earth-based medicine. Connecting to the moon cycles can be a powerful way to tap into your inner wild and wise self, and if you want to come along for the ride, we are LOVING the Many Moons book by Sarah Gottesdiener - you can grab yours here!

BUT we need YOUR help! Send us your questions and comments by clicking here, we can't wait to hang out with you <3

This Episode's Theme...

#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: New Moon In Virgo :: Transformation & Shaping Up Change

Megan and Venessa discuss the themes of this New Moon in Virgo on September 9, 2018: Change, structure, and how we get to shape change...

All that you touch you change. All that you change changes you. The only lasting truth is change. God is change.” ~ Octavia Butler

This month is all about looking at what needs to be in place to navigate change, and supporting the structures that allow us to “shape change” on all levels...

We cover the physiology and transformative roles of the stomach and spleen on physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual levels, as well as ways to support digestion and immune function in this transitional season. Of course, we also share lots of practical tips and tools to support your health, including nutrition, plant medicine, and journal prompts to support you this new moon (including one of Megan’s favorite embodiment practices)!

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why the resistance to change is much like the birthing process

  • How we are in a dynamic process of shaping our world while being shaped by it

  • Megan’s favorite way to work with plant medicine and why she believes there’s no greater medicine than plant medicine

  • Megan’s Art of Activating your 5 senses - see the practice below!

  • It all starts with attention and presence

  • Some helpful eating practices to do with kids to bring them into the moment, and some of the reasons behind “picky eaters”

  • Why presence and embodiment can help with emotional eating

  • How letting your body do the grocery shopping can change your world

  • The process of writing a letter to your body, and your body writing a letter back to you

  • One of Megan’s favorite questions to ask clients: What is that food telling your body? What is the information that your body is getting from it?

  • How to use the qualities of expansion and contraction to navigate your health journey and experience

  • Physiology: the stomach, spleen - barrier systems, processing/transformation - > death and release

  • Spleen function - blood storage, filter for blood as part of the immune system. Old red blood cells are recycled in the spleen, and platelets and white blood cells are stored there. The spleen also helps fight certain kinds of bacteria that cause pneumonia and meningitis

  • Helpful supplements and foods for supporting stomach acid

  • Ways to support your digestive fire, aka Agni, and solar plexus energy

  • Locating where your stomach and spleen are

  • Top indicators and clues that tell you your stomach needs more support, and what you can do to boost function

  • How to tune in and begin transitional shifts in diet as we approach cooler seasons

  • Warming spices and foods that you can start bringing in

  • The one thing that can really take a hit on your immune function immediately, and nutrients that help support your immune system

  • Fire Cider! Megan’s favorite way of making this amazing immune boosting digestive supportive tonic - Recipe + Info coming soon!

  • How Megan is setting herself up for success with one practice in the morning

 

Practices + Questions to Ask Yourself/Try this New Moon // Journal Prompts

BODY || Take 5 minutes and drop into your body

ctivating your 5 senses...

  • Picking 5 things you see

  • 4 things you hear

  • 3 things you smell

  • 2 things you touch

  • 1 thing that you can taste

STRUCTURE || What is ONE thing that you can bring in or shift that will help you in this time of transition so you can embody change?

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Sacred Ecology Visualization & Activation Journey to help you uncover what’s been keeping you stuck in your health & life, and discover what “foods” to bring in right now for radical nourishment & clarity.

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Ask Us Your Top Q's!

Go to wildlyrooted.com/podcastconnect to send us your top questions around health + wellness, nutrition + herbalism, natural cycles + intuition, & your top challenges.

Connect with Venessa @wildlyrooted

Connect with Megan @amethyst_and_rose

 

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Monthly Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: SEPTEMBER :: Slide into Rhythms with Conscious Awareness

Solo Episode: Monthly Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: Sliding into September + Unseen Ecologies That Support Us

About Monthly Soul Nourishment Readings: Just as I weave in spiritual nourishment from the Akashic Records for my clients along with their nutritional protocols on an individual basis, I’ve been inspired to start sharing these readings monthly in the podcast to support the collective with general monthly themed-readings... and so Monthly Akashic Soul Nourishment Readings were born. These readings are usually filled with metaphor & symbols, so may require a bit of unraveling & might mean something different for each person, so pay attention to what comes up for you as you listen on. Hope they provide value and moments of reflection in your journey.

The message for September is Slide into Rhythms with Conscious Awareness

Moving with the current. Smooth sailing, on a slippery slide, the hard stone to support us and the soft growth that cushions, no apparatus but our own bodies and open hearts. Sliding down these natural stone waterslides...

This is the energy of September. TRANSITIONS. Sliding into a natural current and flow, a time of transition and movement, and being awake for it... we are called to notice and pay attention to the ecologies that support us in our journeys.

Are you resisting or enjoying the ride? The Akashic guides say resisting change is futile, so you might as well be present for the beauty and open to the medicine of joy.

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

Stay awake and present. Make conscious decisions.

Be sure you make a conscious decision to slide. It can be dangerous and terrifying if you aren't “prepared” mentally, emotionally, having safety precautions in mind and excitement in heart to experience the exhilarating joy and playful experience.

There is no stopping the slide flow once it gets going. And that’s the point.

Enjoy the ride down, you can hear the laughing and joyful voices ahead of you at the bottom but you cant see them. Element of trust, anticipation, precaustion, common sense, willingness to take a risk with an open heart

Open up the senses feel the support beneath you, the way the slippery wet surface caresses your skin - feels soothing and protective, the spectacular view of the landscape, plants, insects, growth, death, cycles, LIFE as you slide down. Savor it. Be present for it. Breathe. Sliding down into the calm, steady pools below.

The unseen ecology that supports you.

What makes it slippery? What is the coating that we take for granted?

An ecology... if you look under a microscope, you would see a community of diatoms, blue-green and green algaes, amoebas, single-celled organisms, bacteria, fungi, and lots of organic matter.

We’re being called to open up all of our senses, and notice the ecosystems that are around you and support you. This is on all levels - physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically.

Physical - this is the ecology within and on your body, the organ systems, cells, cellular structures, mitochondria, and of course your microbiome.

Then there are the ecologies that are outside of you but that are still connected to you. The living beings like the community that holds you up as you slide down this natural stone. The air you breathe, food you eat, what were the ecologies that make all of that possible?

And of course, there are the nonphysical - your relationships, family constellations, thoughts and feelings, the ecology of your subconscious. And let’s not forget your guides, ancestors, angels, any nonphysical beings or energies that support you, and that we often forget are there.

Natural current of flow.

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Tapping Into Your Every Day Medicine with Susan Lipshutz

Akashic Records 101 Video (scroll down to find it!)

Connect with us at wildlyrooted.com/podcastconnect

Interested in exploring your Akashic Records with Venessa? Click here.

 

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Healing, Evolving and Re-wilding with Tarot: Aligning with Your Soul’s Truth with Lindsay Mack

Soul Tarot is a humble reinterpretation of The Tarot as an evolutionary tool, one that can help us to align with our soul's truth, our inner compass, and our innate wildness... This is an unlearning, a reconnection, a re-wilding: it is tarot for a new consciousness. ~ Lindsay Mack, www.lindsaymack.com

One of the many ways humans throughout history have consulted with the numinous, the All, or God is through divination with sacred tools. Whether you’ve been steeped in the occult practices for years or if you’re a newbie, divination is a way to begin exploring our intuitive self, a container to develop a language, a relationship and way of working with a wisdom that is reflected back to us.

As the founder of Tarot for the Wild Soul and Wild Soul Healing, Lindsay Mack shares how she works with tarot as a divination tool personally and how her health changed and shifted by working with tarot around some of her health issues. She gives advice around giving your power away and steps you can take to gain back your power working with tarot.

Lindsay shares the keys to having a tarot practice that best works for you and gives us an epic break down of the Death card, busting the biggest myths and misconceptions about tarot.

Lindsay also gives sage advice for anyone interested in getting into tarot to support their own healing journey, as well as how she got through her severe complex PTSD from childhood trauma, and the various modalities and practitioners that have helped her along the way.

Plus Lindsay is offering a special gift for Feed Your Wild listeners, so check that out below!

Lindsay Mack is an intuitive healer, holistic counselor, tarot reader, and the founder of Tarot for the Wild Soul. She is the creator of Soul Tarot, a way of interpreting and intentionally utilizing the Tarot as a tool for our soul's growth and evolution. Lindsay is the host of the weekly podcast, Tarot for the Wild Soul, which has been downloaded more than 1 million times in the year that it has been on the air. Her work with the Tarot has been written about and featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Refinery 29, Well + Good, and Nylon.

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What is “Soul Tarot” and how Lindsay works with tarot on a personal level as well as professional
  • How tarot can turn down the volume of the “survival voice”
  • How Lindsay’s work with the tarot has profoundly changed her health 
  • How Lindsay came into this work seemingly by accident and had no “pings”
  • How doing her Work - unpacking her complex PTSD and more - allowed doors to open up for her
  • How tarot is for Lindsay as Josh is for Cher in the movie Clueless
  • Tara Brach's wisdom on feeling triggered and how it’s the realization that we’re triggered that’s most important in the healing process.
  • Advice around giving your power away and steps to gain back your power working with tarot
  • Great questions to ask yourself when working with tarot, such as Where am i in this moment? What is one action to reclaim all parts of my power - bring them back home to my body? 
  • How things can happen in an instant and the importance of full compassion for yourself and your experiences
  • The keys to having a tarot practice that works best for you - i.e. look at the cards as invitations...
  • Lindsay gives us an epic break down of the Death card - a magnificent right of passage (and how it never means someone is going to die)
  • The two cards that signify cutting off the ego 
  • The first steps for anyone interested in getting into tarot to support their own healing journey
  • The importance of letting your soul choose your deck
  • Lindsay busts the biggest myths and misconceptions about tarot
  • How Lindsay got through her severe complex PTSD from childhood trauma, and the various modalities and practitioners that have helped her along the way
  • How amino acid therapy has changed her life and her grandmother’s life
  • How lindsay doesn’t give a f*ck if a practice or tool is not “spiritual” - as long as it nourishes her
  • What is feeding Lindsay’s wild right now
  • Lindsay shares all about her amazing program and is offering listeners a 10% discount off of the enrollment cost (registration open until Sept 4)! Check out the link and code below...

 

Connect With Lindsay Mack

Website | TwitterInstagram

 

*Gift for Feed Your Wild Listeners*

Learn more about the Tarot for the Wild Soul course here, and use the code YOURWILD at checkout for 10% off of the course!

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Tara Brach

The Mood Cure by Julia Ross*

Dr. Katherine Falk in NY

 

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Wildly Rooted Resources

Sacred Ecology Activation Journey Audio

 

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Seasonal & Rhythmic Eating: Why it Matters and How to do It

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Solo Episode: Seasonal & Rhythmic Eating: Why it Matters and How to do It

"The simplest and fastest way to getting to the root of chronic dis-ease and health challenges is to press the reset button by getting back in tune with nature." ~ Venessa Rodriguez

In this solo episode, Venessa goes into seasonal and rhythmic eating, what it is, why it's critical and how to do it this summer season. Venessa starts with a guided meditation and dives into challenges including how modern technology has co-opted seasonal eating and how it’s depriving us of nutrients. She covers the fundamental principles of Ayurveda, TCM and other ancient traditions, and why there is so much contradictory information related to diet in studies and health circles!

Venessa covers physiological and energetic components, including perspectives from Ayurveda and TCM, foods/nutrients, and intuitive practices to try out! 

If you’re interested in learning more about the gut and gut-related issues, check out the upcoming Feed Your Wild GUT virtual workshop (it’s live August 29 but will be recorded if you can’t make it live!)

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Venessa opens up with a guided meditation attuning to the cycles and rhythms of our cells and cosmos
  • Food is information - any input from our environment that feeds and nourishes not just our bodies but also our inhabitants
  • Questions to ask yourself: What are we telling our body by what are we feeding it? Does it sync up to cues and information within our environment?
  • How modern technology has co-opted seasonal eating and how it’s depriving us of nutrients
  • One of the fundamental principles of Ayurveda, TCM, and other ancient traditions is that our habits, routines, and dietary choices should ebb and flow with the seasons.
  • How the internal clock system regulates roughly one-third of your body’s entire gene activity!
  • Why there is so much contradictory information related to diet in studies and health circles
  • There is no one diet for everyone, and there is no one diet for one person forever - we must develop a relationship with our bodies and environment to tap into the innate wisdom and eat intuitively.
  • The importance of eating seasonally and locally
  • Blue zones - what are they, how people in these zones live and what they are eating
  • How nutrient density of food declines with travel and transit, and when eaten out of season
  • The diversity and the health of the soil directly reflected by the diversity of our gut and the health of our bodies
  • The importance of wild food
  • Tips and rules to live by to find foods high in nutrient content, seasonal, and similar to wild foods at regular grocery stores and markets
  • Diversity is one of the most important aspects of a healthy diet
  • Organs of the summer: Small intestine - the job of the small intestine is huge because the small intestine digests and absorbs your food
  • Summer is the season of fire - pitta season, and what that means for your food intake
  • Energetics of the solar plexus and 3rd chakra
  • Circadian, diurnal rhythms, and the microbiota - How circadian rhythms regulate your digestion and metabolism and impacts so much more
  • The simplest and fastest way to getting to the root of chronic dis-ease and health challenges is to press the reset button by getting back in tune with nature
  • The role of melatonin related to gut activity
  • Foods for the summer, solar plexus, and small intestine
  • Building the resilience of your gut can lead to being able to eat foods that you weren’t able to previously
  • The importance of flavors and energetics of food for eating intuitively
  • Tips on how to begin eating intuitively and according to energetics and constitution
  • Practical tips for eating seasonally:
    • Look at what is seasonally available in your region
    • Go to local farmer markets, local growers, “backyard” farmers and herbalists
    • Look for local wild foraging trips or classes
    • Use a seasonal food guide app like this one
    • http://www.gracelinks.org/875/shop-sustainably

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Eating on the Wild Side, Jo Robinson and http://www.eatwild.com/jo.html

Dan Buettner’s books and TedTalk  https://www.bluezones.com/books/

Circadian internal clock and microbiota study

Maria Benedetti Interview on Revitalizing Botanical Traditions of Healing and Reciprocity with Nature

Deanna Minich Interview on Rainbow Diet

Organic India Holy Basil Rose tea

Connect with us at wildlyrooted.com/podcastconnect

 

 

Feed Your Wild :: Gut :: virtual workshop

Website 

Date: Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Time: 12pm - 3pm PST / 2pm - 5pm CST / 3pm - 6pm EST

Duration: 3 hours

Where: Online, from the comfort of your own home!

*In case you can’t make it live, this virtual event WILL be recorded and you will get access to all of the materials and bonuses.

Click here to learn more

 

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The Story Our Trash Tells: Zero Waste Living with Andrea Sanders

Our trash tells a story... a story about what we value. ~ Andrea Sanders

What does your trash say about you, and our society at large? What if all of the waste that you accumulate throughout the year could fit inside a mason jar... what would be the impact of that on our environment and what would it mean for us in terms of how we choose to live?

These are the questions that Andrea Sanders asked herself that led her on the path as a young environmentalist grappling with the extensive ecological damage that she was witnessing... and her place in it.

I really wanted to bring in the topic of waste, consumption and the zero waste lifestyle movement, because i believe it is critical for our overall health - all beings and the planet - to look at the way we live and how we consume.

Andrea tells us how she got inspired and started on her path with zero waste living, and many of the biggest obstacles we face today. She talks about the concept of “biomindfulness” - exploring practices that help us focus our attention back on relationships we hold between ourselves and our environment. We touch on the importance of space and pause when you’re making any kind of lifestyle shift, and Andrea shares what she believes the sweet spot between the hardship of our ancestors and the ultra convenience we have today (but at the expense of the health of our planet).

Of course she also shares the practices that support the reshaping of our relationships with nature and practical steps you can take if you want to move toward a zero waste lifestyle.

There is so much here that you can hit the ground running with!

Andrea Sanders is an environmental educator, mindfulness advisor, TEDx speaker, traveler, artist, and dog mom. Her work focuses on encouraging ecological responsibility, day-to-day mindfulness, and compassionate eating through a plant-based diet. Andrea is also a zero waste influencer and educator on Instagram with a global outreach of over 80,000 followers.

Enjoy!

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Andrea gives us a primer on what is zero-waste living and what is the story that our waste is telling about us
  • How Andrea got inspired and started her path, and what she sees as one of the biggest obstacles we face
  • Andrea shows us how our own perception and mindset are part of the issue
  • Why mindfulness meditation is a critical part of the work that andrea does with zero waste teachings
  • How pausing is the first step - why we need to create space for looking at our relationship to “stuff”
  • The importance of our WHY and how we have to learn how to be less distracted from the things that are pulling our attention from action
  • The concept of Biomindfulness - exploring practices that help us focus our attention back on relationships we hold between ourselves and our environment
  • The importance of space and pause when you’re making any kind of lifestyle shift
  • There is no right or wrong way
  • Simplicity is understanding our true wants and needs, and cutting through the noise from consumerism and distraction
  • What Andrea calls our “design problem” - and why we need to create a circular infrastructure
  • Practices that support the reshaping of our relationships with nature
  • First step is awareness that we have a problem
  • How to begin a zero waste lifestyle... starting with waste: Doing a trash audit. Look at what you’re going away and what can you reduce
  • Low hanging fruit actions:
    1. Bringing your own bags and produce bag to grocery store
    2. Taking your own cup or water bottle to places
    3. Meal prepping each week
    4. Use bulk section
    5. Make your own cleaners
    6. Looking at things in a different way and how you use stuff
    7. Making small changes that make sense for you and family
    8. Look at your consumption - can you replace boredom with a walk , swap activities out that are more meaningful and bring more value in your life in place of consumption
    9. Build a relationship with your food. Learn about where your food comes from - and ask if it aligns with what you believe in. if it doesn’t, cut it out or create something else.
  • The biggest challenges Andrea sees and hears when people try to change, and how she has learned to embrace change
  • What andrea calls “quiet activism” and how that’s been WAY more effective at sharing than raising your voice loudly or preaching
  • Books or resources you would suggest for people wanting to learn more and get started

 

Connect With Andrea Sanders

Website | Instagram 

TEDx Talk: What if we refuse trash?

 

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Bea Johnson - Zero Waste Home

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo*

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer*

Joyful Militancy: Building Thriving Resistance in Toxic Times by Carla Bergman*

 

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Feed Your Wild :: Gut :: Virtual Masterclass

Website 

Date: Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Time: 12pm - 3pm PST / 2pm - 5pm CST / 3pm - 6pm EST

Duration: 3 hours

Where: Online, from the comfort of your own home!

*In case you can’t make it live, this virtual event WILL be recorded and you will get access to all of the materials and bonuses.

Investment: $67 

Click here to learn more

 

Wildly Rooted Resources

Sacred Ecology Activation Journey Audio

 

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#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: New Moon in Leo | Solar Eclipse :: Heart Medicine + Setting Up Patterns

Welcome back to FYW #UNFILTERED Moon Musings with Venessa & Megan!

What are #UNFILTERED Moon Musings?

These #UNFILTERED episodes are a hybrid of moon musings + convo + QA answering your top questions about holistic health, nutrition, herbs, moon cycles, and earth-based medicine. Connecting to the moon cycles can be a powerful way to tap into your inner wild and wise self, and if you want to come along for the ride, we are LOVING the Many Moons book by Sarah Gottesdiener - you can grab yours here!

BUT we need YOUR help! Send us your questions and comments by clicking here, we can't wait to hang out with you <3

This Episode's Theme...

#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: New Moon In Leo Solar Eclipse :: Heart Medicine & Setting Up Patterns

Megan and Venessa discuss the themes of this New Moon in Leo Solar Eclipse on August 11, 2018: Expansion, truth, solar power, consciousness, energy, embodiment of joy, pleasure, and fun - through the heartgate.

Chani Nicholas (one of our fave astrologers) says: “Eclipses, especially solar eclipses in Leo, teach us something very important about our life purpose and how to manifest it in the world. This is a time where we want to be setting the patterns that will continue to bear fruit for years to come.

We believe the way to do this is to get aligned through the HEART. We cover the physiology and role of the heart on physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual levels, as well as ways to support your heart gate so you can embody your truest self. Of course, we also share lots of practical tips and tools to support your heart health, including nutrition, plant medicine, and journal prompts to support you this new moon!

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How to open to new patterns and set yourself up for the future way of being
  • How to beam, as in literally radiate using your heart
  • Where to align your mind and heart in order to set the patterns that will continue
  • The heart’s role in the body and regulator of 2 forms of circulation - systemic which carries nutrient-rich oxygenated blood to organs and body tissues; and pulmonary - moves oxygen-depleted blood from the heart to the lungs
  • The heart beats around 115,000 times per day every day of your life supplying life-giving substances and carrying away toxins and debris and waste from organs
  • The most mitochondria are found in the heart - the electromagnetic energy center of our body, creating electricity
  • Heart emanates thousands of times more electricity and magnetism than the brain; keeps our rhythm and can create light!
  • Megan’s experience with her recent spiritual work and meditations on heart space
  • How dropping in and attuning to your body tells you WAY more than any research study or book
  • How Megan was able to stop drinking after a field of wild roses told her to do so
  • Megan’s new fave mantra: “Medicine comes in many forms”
  • The heart as an organ of communication, and how you can literally feel the field of another person’s heart electromagnetism
  • Highly synchronized cells like those in the heart amplify what it “hears” based on what it is programmed to hear. So if it is attuned to fear, greed et, the heart will access that, vs love, compassion, etc.
  • What is the sacred ecology of your heart? Is it attuned to hate? Love? Fear? Compassion?
  • The importance of coherence and heart rate variability for your health
  • What is the heartgate and how to work with it on a physical, emotional and spiritual level with plant medicine, and how Megan “prunes” her heart gate
  • How to make a commitment to your heart and heart gate
  • The energetic and spiritual patterns that Venessa has witnessed through working with Akashic Records and clients related to the heart and deficiencies of the body
  • Ways to “let go” without having a lengthy conversation with someone or talk therapy
  • Megan shares tools that have worked for her including breathwork, cleansing tools
  • Venessa shares her process of connecting to the heart space through her Akashic Record meditation
  • Rose for your heart: How rose oil got Megan through a tumultuous relationship in her 20s and how she incorporates rose in nearly everything!
  • Top foods for your heart health and Venessa’s fave green food powder right now
  • A journal prompt for you to use this New Moon and tune into heart space and what you need in this time

 

Questions to Ask Yourself this New Moon // Journal Prompts

  • What are 2 things you can clear and release space in your heart space this New Moon in order to create the pattern that you want to set up for yourself in the now and future?

  • What are you feeling that is not even yours? Can you differentiate b Mine vs Not Mine and once you have, can you release what is not yours?

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Jessica Lanyadoo Interview on Astrology and Mediumship

Stephen Buhner's The Secret Teachings of Plants

HeartMath Institute + Heart Rate Variability and Coherence

Asia Suller of One Willow Apothecaries: Herbs for the Heartgate

Joan Parisi Wilcox Interview on Andean Mysticism

Organic India Tulsi tea with rose

EWG’s Seafood Calculator

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch app

Deanna Minich Interview on Rainbow Diet

 

Sacred Ecology Visualization & Activation Journey to help you uncover what’s been keeping you stuck in your health & life, and discover what “foods” to bring in right now for radical nourishment & clarity.

Note: Links marked with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won’t cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you!

 

Ask Us Your Top Q's!

Go to wildlyrooted.com/podcastconnect to send us your top questions around health + wellness, nutrition + herbalism, natural cycles + intuition, & your top challenges.

Connect with Venessa @wildlyrooted

Connect with Megan @amethyst_and_rose

 

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Navigating The Stars And Talking To Dead People: Astrology + Mediumship With Jessica Lanyadoo

Your soul does not reside in your body, instead your body resides within your soul. The body is an articulation of the soul’s lessons. 
– Jessica Lanyadoo

In this episode, I’m excited to be speaking with Jessica Lanyadoo, an internationally respected Astrologer and Psychic Medium, who is currently the resident astrologer for Girlboss and The Hoodwitch in the US, and Chatelaine in Canada.

We talk about the reasons behind the recent explosion of astrology into mainstream and how medical astrology can help us understand how to live better in our physical body, plus tips on how to embody information received thru astrology without getting overwhelmed.

We also talk about psychic mediumship and animal communication - how Jessica discovered her intuitive gifts and what happens when we die according to her experience talking with dead people, plus how to talk to animals.

Jessica shares words of advice for people who want to support their own intuition and abilities, including the vital importance of spiritual and energetic hygiene.

This was such a fun interview, but there are a few places with some sound tech weirdness. It’s not terrible – just wanted to give you a head’s up. And yes, we recorded right at the start of Mercury retrograde because we are daredevils like that, so perhaps that’s what we get. We survived and thank goodness we did because this interview is going to blow your esoteric socks off. Enjoy!

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Jessica got started in Astrology when she was 12! 
  • The importance of finding good sources for astrology and vetted astrologists with experience, not the Google
  • What can astrology help people with and the different ways that one can work with astrology either as a practice or helping with navigating their life
  • How the internet, capitalism and disillusionment have influenced the trend of the expansion of astrology into mainstream, and how astrology can help people to explore their own form of divinity and connection
  • How medical astrology can help us look at the physical needs of our material body
  • Who Jessica considers to be her “Beyonce” of astrology
  • Jessica's advice for folks looking to get into astrology seriously
  • How Jessica began connecting with your medium gift to begin using it in support of others, plus words of advice for people who want to support their own intuition and abilities... hint: be present in your body!
  • How animals communicate and how you can begin practicing talking to your animals friends!
  • The importance of spiritual and energetic hygiene and why you might want to think twice before taking drugs while communicating with dead people
  • How to keep going, even when you think you have failed or want to give up

 

Tweetables

"When it comes to healing, it’s essential to use discretion and self-reference."

“More information is not better. Quality information is better.”

"It’s ok for it to be messy, it’s ok to not have an answer."

"Trust yourself above all else."

 

Connect With Jessica Lanyadoo

Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Aspects and Personality by Karen Hamaker-Zondag*

The Twelfth House: The Hidden Power in the Horoscope by Karen Hamaker-Zondag*

Planets in Transit: Life Cycles for Living by Robert Hand*

Love, Intimacy, and You - What the Planets Have to Say

If you want to take her class above, you can click here to gain access.

Jessica's forthcoming book is on this very topic & will be out late 2019!

 

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Feed Your Wild :: Gut :: virtual workshop

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Website 

Date: Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Time: 12pm - 3pm PST / 2pm - 5pm CST / 3pm - 6pm EST

Duration: 3 hours

Where: Online, from the comfort of your own home!

*In case you can’t make it live, this virtual event WILL be recorded and you will get access to all of the materials and bonuses.

Investment: $67 

Click here to learn more

 

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Becoming a Master of the Living Energy: The Mystical World of the Q'ero of Peru + Andean Cosmovision with Joan Parisi Wilcox

The art of being a paqo is to always be in conscious ayni - energetic interchange - in the cosmos of living energy. The art of being a paqo is to become an ecologist of your energy environment.~ Joan Parisi Wilcox, QentiWasi.com 

What if you could experience "heaven on Earth," without the use of mind-altering psychotropics or disembodied experiences? The Andean mystical tradition is a pragmatic sacred tradition that teaches us how to live in this way - providing tools for living in harmony with nature and the spirit realms, with a primary goal to live with well-being in the embodied world, empower your energy body, and refine your consciousness. 

Joan Parisi Wilcox has studied the tradition and spiritual arts of the Q'ero Indians of Peru, the most respected mystics of the south-central Andes, for more than twenty years under the tutelage of Juan Nuñez del Prado and has been interviewed in documentary films about the tradition. In this episode, Joan gives us an overview of the Andean cosmovision, we talk about salqa - the “undomesticated or wild” energy in relation to this cosmovision, and how to refine our energy body so that we can “push the kawsay”, or manifest with the living animating energy of the cosmos.

She shares core practices that you can use when you need them wherever and whenever, and gives insight into the importance of intention in this energy work along with her sage advice for committing to your personal evolution.

Joan provides insights into an ancient wisdom that can help those of us living in a modern society re-discover our own wild, find attunement with nature and harmony within ourselves.

Joan is a professional writer with interests in frontier science, shamanism and mysticism, and indigenous traditions. She is the author of Masters of the Living Energy: The Mystical World of the Q’ero of Peru as well as 2 other books. She has written dozens of magazine articles, been interviewed on radio, lectured at conferences in the US and Europe, is a transformational coach and teaches workshops across the US on the Andean mystical tradition. You can learn more about the Andean mystical tradition at her website/blog www.QentiWasi.com.

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Joan's trajectory through various traditions including spiritual church, intuition + mediumship studies, Native American and Buddhist traditions, shamanic traditions and journeying, and Andean Mystical tradition 
  • How she was very attracted to the Andean pragmatism and practical tradition - all about being the “best human being that you could be in the human world”
  • Salqa - a Quechua word for the “undomesticated or wild” energy of the world 
  • Joan gives us an overview of the Andean cosmovision and the major “belts”
  • Quayi lives in our belly, qosqo (navel) - the place of emotion, and how Andeans make distinction between feelings (compassion, love) and emotions (worry, happiness, jealousy, passion, etc)
  • Personal power and the fact that we all have the energetic, emotional, physical capacity to put our intent into action
  • What does “pushing the Kawsay”, the living animating energy of the cosmos, mean and how we can do it
  • How we can influence the world of living energy through our intent because Energy must follow intent, plus how there’s a little bit of chance, novelty and randomness that also exist in the Universe
  • If you don’t have “personal power” or energetic coherence, you wont be able to manifest or "push the Kawsay"
  • How to Cleanse our energy body plus the 3 practices to move through the levels of energy and the different levels of consciousness
  • Joan shares core practices that you can use when you need them wherever/whenever, including a 10 minute exercise, and talks about sami (refined vibration energy) and hucha (heavy energy)
  • What are ultimate goal is in this human experience, according to the Andean tradition 
  • How anyone can do this work and Joan debunks the myth that you have to get “the ritual right”
  • "We’re not trying to slay the ego, we’re trying to create harmony with it."
  • What Joan says is the biggest "trap" at the 3rd level of consciousness
  • The 4th level is "global consciousness and Oneness," and how we are growing into it with growing pains - this is the level of the mystic, where you can see past the signs, boundaries, etc. You can "find God in all" aside from the human constructs 
  • Why we never want to be in a stance of “protection” from “evil” energies or dark entities
  • The misconception around “energy vampires” and how “no one can enter your energy body without your invitation”
  • "There’s nothing that can hurt you except the fear that you project out onto energy - energy is just energy"
  • Manifestation laws according to the Q'ero and how “the universe will give you whatever you choose, and what you have the personal power to manifest, to move the Kawsay in that direction”
  • Joan’s advice for committing to your evolution and how to steer clear from “shiny object syndrome” 

 

Connect With Joan Parisi Wilcox

Website | Email: QentiWasi@gmail.com

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Qentiwasi - House of Hummingbird

Masters of the Living Energy: The Mystical World of the Q’ero of Peru*

Ayahuasca: The Visionary and Healing Powers of the Vine of the Soul*

Decoding the Human-Body-Field: The New Science of Information as Medicine*

 

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Wildly Rooted Resources

Sacred Ecology Activation Journey Audio

 

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