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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 :: 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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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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