JANUARY :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: Free Falling Into A New Knowing

JANUARY :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: Free Falling Into A New Knowing

Solo Episode: JANUARY 2019 :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: Free Falling Into A New Knowing

About Monthly Soul Nourishment Readings: 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.

#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: New Moon in Sagittarius :: The FIRE Within, Navigating Fevers Naturally, Intention Setting for 2019

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 Sagittarius :: The FIRE Within, Navigating Fevers Naturally, Intention Setting for 2019

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Venessa and Megan dive into the themes of this New Moon in Sagittarius: tending the FIRE within, setting intentions for the new year & supporting the fire of your immune system.

We share tips on navigating fevers naturally, & how to support your digestive and immune fire with herbs and tonics. We go over the TCM perspective on vital life force qi, share our own personal challenges with burnout and lack of heat, & offer a new moon practice to support you in this lunar cycle.

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Intention setting vs “goal setting”

  • Shame around not being connected to your core values

  • New Moon in Sagittarius theme: the FIRE within, inner kindling, candle magic

  • Tending the fire - is it too hot? Not hot enough? What are the elements that we can focus on that are going to tend to our inner fire?

  • Sagittarius as the cosmic archer launching your own fire with precision and accuracy, aligning with who it is we want to be and embody, this is a sacred time to line things up

  • Megan’s personal remedies for supporting immune system + fire

  • What to do when a fever comes, and how to support your children through fevers

  • Megan breaks down the wet sock treatment used for fevers to get the heat out of the head

  • Supporting your body’s innate heating capacity - fire of immune system, digestive fire, all critical for protection and health

  • Kidneys and adrenals - where we hold our vital qi, vital life force, this fire that lights up everything else

  • How healthy is our level of fire - is it burning us out? Is it hot enough in here?

  • What might be in the way of strengthening your vital life force and feeding or tending your inner fire? Emotions and feeling states such as fear and anxiety can do this

  • Fear + Anxiety - What might you be afraid of or have anxiety around that might be hampering your inner fire

  • Megan’s personal challenge with anxiety and the importance of having your person to share with

  • How to dispel emotions that block your fire

  • Ways to support your inner fire and heat you up!

    • Fire supportive tonics and remedies: bitters, vinegar, fire cider

    • What Megan is bringing in to support her inner fire and intuition in place of alcoholic drinks like hot toddies

    • Movement: yoga, dance, and how Venessa struggles with resistance to movement

    • Breathwork to build heat

  • Redefining your relationship with that THING that you want to do or get back to...

  • How our words matter, and what we tell ourselves matters

  • The ways that Megan and Venessa are tending their inner fire this month

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

  • Thinking about your inner fire... what are the things that you can do this new moon cycle to plant seeds & bring in to support your internal fire so you can set yourself up to launch + embody it when the time is ripe?

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Danielle Laporte The Desire Map

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DECEMBER :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: Heart-Centered Grace & Gentle Pace

Photo: Deer in Woods by Christopher O'Donnell

Photo: Deer in Woods by Christopher O'Donnell

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Solo Episode: DECEMBER 2018 :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: Heart-Centered Grace & Gentle Pace

About Monthly Soul Nourishment Readings: 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 December is: SLOW over go go go. Simplify to expand. We are being led and guided by our own embodied senses. These are our gifts.

What is that one thread that you can begin to pull, and weave into this beautiful deep rich tapestry in your life?

In this Akashic reading, we are guided by two deer in a forest...

Deer Medicine

Two deer appear in the forest.

Pure presence. Heightened senses. Deep connection with surroundings.

Ability to HEAR acutely, SMELL finely, SEE keenly, TASTE impeccably

No map, nowhere to go, so that you may know...

Who you are, and who you are becoming, deliberately.

A call for us to re-member our innate abilities and capacities for navigating ourselves with the help of our surroundings...

It is the process of dropping in, and tuning in, that creates our destination.

Deer medicine is closely related to the heart, compassion and allowing ourselves to drop into this space and allow our hearts to lead us. We are also called to open up our embodied senses and sensitivities, and pay attention to what we consume.

Working together

Collaboration is our true nature, we are in this unseen pilgrimage together.

We are meant to use our faculties and embodied senses.

Individualism is an illusion - we are walking on a path together.

The good news...

All of these faculties and abilities are already innate within us.

We simply need to cultivate the space for us to get back into tune with them.

SLOW over Go Go Go

Be gentle and deliberate with your pace. Honor the Slowness.

Slow is medicine for this month.

Turn the dial DOWN on tempo, thoughts, scattered energy...

And turn the volume UP on your senses, engage with your breath.

Step into stillness with your surroundings.

Breathe in and savor these sacred moments.

Ways we can tune back into our heart, walk this gentle pace, open up our senses and connect with this innate guidance system and knowing, tuning into the greater collective:

Bring your focus to just ONE thing... simplify to expand.

We are integrating within our own cells ALL of the collective experiences of that which we are consuming. Pay attention to what you allow inside of your body.

We are a culmination of all that we consume, in all ways,with all of our senses.

What are you consuming lately?

We are being led and guided by our embodied senses. These are our gifts.

Suggestions:

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

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

Connect with us at wildlyrooted.com/podcastconnect

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Connecting with Your Ancestors & Reclaiming a Sense of Belonging with Becca Piastrelli

Working with my hands, being with women, and looking at who I came from, and the practices of them, has been the holy trinity of me feeling a deep sense of belonging that sugar and Netflix never could fill.” ~ Becca Piastrelli

Having just observed Thanksgiving Day in the US, a holiday that can be polarizing in its reminder of historical atrocities yet celebrated as a time of gratitude and family connection, this interview with Becca Piastrelli is both timely and meaningful. In an age of DNA tests and Google, Becca shares ways in which we can connect with our own ancestors more deeply, and face uncomfortable truths with integrity, curiosity and compassion.

In this interview, Becca shows us how the systems we live in (i.e. capitalism, patriarchy, etc) perpetuate loneliness, disconnection, and “not enough-ness,” and illuminate the importance of ancestral connection in reclaiming a sense of Belonging today. Becca shares her personal journey with ancestral work, how she is making reparations for colonizer ancestors, & how to connect with ancestors beyond giving a DNA sample.

We dive deep into the many ways to connect to your ancestors & re-weave the threads that tie us to all those who came before us, such as embracing spiralic time and physically going to the places they once were.

Becca is a writer, womxn's coach, and host of the Belonging podcast. She holds space for womxn to explore ancestral wisdom, connect with the earth, and find meaningful and inclusive sisterhood.

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Belonging has shaped Becca’s life experience and work

  • How we live in the most prosperous times yet humanity feels more lonely than ever before

  • Mouse study in addiction: Rat Park experiment conducted by Bruce Alexander

  • How the systems we live in (capitalism, patriarchy, etc) perpetuate loneliness, disconnection, and “not enoughness” - severing us from a deep sense of rootedness

  • How Becca believes we can cultivate a deeper sense of resilience by looking at our ancestors and ancestral ways

  • How Becca got inspired to looking at her own ancestry, and how making things with her hands was a deeper calling, evoking a longing to return to sisterhood

  • Cultural appropriation in spiritual communities - exploration of why she too participated in it, and that it ultimately stemmed from loneliness

  • Becca’s own pilgrimage returning to the lands of her ancestors

  • How DNA tests fit into all of it, and the inherent privilege in being able to take a DNA test as a person of european descent

  • How to honor your ancestry, cultivate a deeper connection with your ancestors

  • The surprising thing Becca found out about her own ancestral lineage

  • How discussions about race and ancestry can lead to a “freeze” response, and yet we have the ability to move through it and make reparations

  • What Becca has to say to those that claim “we don’t need to feel bad for what dead men did.”

  • How to turn shame into action and allyship, and ways to make reparations

  • How to begin connecting with the indigenous people of the land you are occupying, and the ways to support them

  • The ways Becca is making reparations, honoring and connecting with the people of the lands her family has occupied

  • How Becca deals with her inner anger, and building her “resilience muscle” in service of waking up

  • What is ancestral non-linear time, i.e. spiralic, circular, whole time consciousness

  • How language can inform concept of time, and contextualizes life experiences

  • The practice of chronos vs chiros time, and how Becca infuses ancestral time using these principles

  • How to be a good ancestor NOW and why it’s so important

  • What is feeding Becca’s wild, and how it ties into her sense of Belonging

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Connect With Becca Piastrelli

WebsiteInstagram

Spring 2019 Pilgrimage to Ireland - beccapiastrelli.com/ireland2019

Becca’s Podcast: belongingpodcast.com

Resources + Links Mentioned 

Milla Prince, The Woman Who Married A Bear

George Monbiot

Rain Crowe

Liz Migliorelli

Erin Duffy Oswald

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Wildly Rooted Resources

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#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: Full Moon in Gemini :: Navigating Health During Holidays + Herbal Support For Lungs

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 Gemini :: Navigating Health During Holidays + Herbal Support For Lungs

Venessa and Megan chat about the themes of this Full Moon in Gemini: aka Mourning Moon, navigating safe space & personal health around holidays, and support for lungs. We share our personal journeys with challenges during the holidays, feelings of grief, loss, & anxiety (especially in these intense times and ambivalent energy of Thanksgiving). We cover LOTS of practical tips for navigating health and FEELS in this time, plus our favorite botanicals for lungs + adrenals to support you along the way.

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How to Get Wildly UNSTUCK: Mastering the Mindset of Health

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In this special solo episode, we talk about the number ONE issue that wild-hearted and creative change makers say they struggle with when it comes to their health... how to get UNSTUCK and out of their own way! I cover the top 5 things sabotaging your health goals and what to do about them (hint: it doesn't have to do with your willpower...). I also share my very personal story and journey with health, and what I’ve learned along the way and after working with hundreds of people.

What does it REALLY take to become committed & unstoppable when it comes to your health goals?

I’m excited to introduce my NEWEST program WILDLY UNSTUCK (absolutely free) with a sampling of the very first lesson. It's time to breakthrough your own blocks and master the mindset of health so you can finally get out of your own way & achieve your wellness goals & results that you desire.

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#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!

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 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

 

Ask Us Your Top Q's!

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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!

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This Episode's Theme...

#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*

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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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Ask Us Your Top Q's!

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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!)

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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!

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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.

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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.

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