#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!)

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*

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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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

 

Your support means the world...

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To make a contribution, head to the Patreon page here.

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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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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#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: Full Moon in Aquarius | Lunar Eclipse :: Rest for Healing + Clearance this Blood Moon

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 Aquarius Lunar Eclipse :: Rest for Healing & Clearance this Blood Moon

Megan and Venessa discuss the theme of REST this Full Moon in Aquarius Lunar Eclipse July 27 aka Blood Moon. This is an opportune time for rest in order to review, turn inward, and clear what needs to be released. They cover the importance of rest and sleep for health on multiple levels, the glymphatic system that cleanses and feeds the brain, and various concepts of time management for implementing rest. They also share some practical tips and tools to support your relationship to rest and optimizing sleep.

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Aquariuuuuuusssss

 

 

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What is sleep hygiene and ways you can work on it, from managing “light pollution” to timing, diet, and liquid intake prior to bedtime
  • Glymphatic system: the brain cleansing system that clears waste utilizing a unique system of perivascular tunnels to promote efficient elimination of waste/toxins/plaque from the central nervous system, and also facilitates brain-wide distribution of nutrients. Also - it works while you sleep!
  • How Nightshifters like nurses and those in service industry can create their own rhythm
  • The concept of “catching your wave” from Andrea Nakayama - melatonin and cortisol cycles
  • Megan’s personal experience with anemia, her sobriety journey and her non-negotiable sleep practice
  • Signs that your adrenals are stressed
  • Why cutting your body some slack and having patience is important in times of transition and healing
  • Megan’s dysfunctional relationship with sleep and sleep cycle + allies she worked with  
  • What your sleep is telling you and various causes of sleep disturbance 
  • What to eat to balance blood sugar so you don’t wake up in middle of night - fat + fiber + protein, and protein snack ideas prior to bed if needed, and what Megan calls “meat pill”
  • Sour cherries and montmorency cherries boosting levels of melatonin
  • Herbal remedies you can work with for a restful sleep and relaxation and the importance of working with an herbal practitioner on an individual level to get a customized approach
  • Our issues with coffee... ways to experiment in reducing your intake to see if it is impacting your sleep and energy levels
  • The importance of building relationship with rest that works for you
  • Circadian rhythm/light cycles, Ultradian rhythms and how to do it
  • Intermittent resting and the importance of silence for cellular regeneration
  • The power of Float tanks + sensory deprivation (Venessa will report back about her experience ;)
  • How yoga nidra can be a helpful way to bring in more rest in less time

 

Questions to Ask Yourself this Full Moon

  • What is my relationship to rest?

  • Where do you feel you need rest? How can you begin to build rest into your day?

  • What might you need rest from?

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Functional Medicine Matrix

Andrea Nakayama and the Functional Nutrition Alliance

Pilar Gerasimo on Ultradian rhythm - unplugging every 90 minutes

How Social Media and AI Hijack Your Brain on the Neurohacker Podcast

Deanna Minich podcast on Intermittent Resting

 

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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Walking the Plant Path: Evolutionary Herbalism + the Magnetic Power of Plants as Teachers + Healers with Whitney Popham

In this episode, I’m excited to be speaking with Whitney Popham of the School of Evolutionary Herbalism. Whitney is an herbal practitioner and educator, pollinating the medicine of the plants to bring healing & beauty into the world. 

We talk about her journey of self-discovery, healing and her life’s calling to the plant path. We dive deep right away into how we got to the point of disconnection from these ancient systems of medicine, and ways we can begin to reclaim that connection.

Whitney shares her own experience with healing trauma by building relationships with plants and their medicine on all levels, and provides us with a beginner’s roadmap to using botanicals for supporting the nervous system and the heart. 

As a clinical herbalist, Whitney has devoted her life to being a humble vessel for the plants to touch people's lives and do their healing work through her. She facilitates healing on the emotional, spiritual, and physical levels of health through the multifaceted lens of plant medicine, nutrition and Ayurvedic lifestyle coaching. 

Whitney is the co-founder of The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where her and her husband Sajah have trained & empowered tens of thousands of people to become herbalists & practitioners. Through their online programs & live workshops, they share wisdom from multiple medical traditions from around the world to continue the legacy of bringing healing to people, culture and planet.  
  
This was such a rich discussion, Whitney really touches on so many critical topics that I’ve been thinking a lot about over the years and try to highlight in this podcast. Lots of food for thought, and I hope you enjoy our exploration of the magical and magnetic power of plants as teachers and healers.

*Note from Whitney: Since we discuss using botanicals and harvesting plants ourselves, it’s important to note that before you harvest or make medicine from any herb, it’s imperative that you’ve first properly identified that plant before you ingest it or give it to anyone else. Learning some basic botany, getting a good ID book, or taking a class with a local herbalist are important steps towards making sure you’re safely harvesting & using herbs. 

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What is evolutionary herbalism and how Whitney and her husband Sajah teach universal patterns of ancient wisdom and traditions, while incorporating modern science and knowledge
  • How can we work with plant medicines on a soul level and work with our soul evolution as well as heal our physical bodies
  • How we got to the point of disconnection from these ancient systems of medicine, and what “convenience” has to do with it
  • The importance of seeing the map of the human body as gardens and ecosystems rather than thru the western “machine-minded way”
  • The power of plants in our perception shifts
  • How reconnecting to our sources of food, water, and medicine is critical for us in developing a relationship with our home, where we live
  • How whitney came to the “plant path” through play, activism, and her journey of self-discovery and self-healing
  • Whitney’s own experience with healing trauma by building relationships with plants and their medicine on all levels
  • How her own health issues reflected what was going on within her emotional and spiritual body after an abusive relationship
  • Whitney’s first plant ally - how motherwort was like a homecoming that helped her reconnect and start healing her body
  • The various kinds of trauma and the chronic PTSD that most of us are experiencing in modern times, including not having a true “home” or place where we feel we belong
  • Ways to connect with plants and how growing your own is one way to help heal our disconnection
  • Getting outside of the allopathic mindset of using herbs, which can encourage disempowered thinking, by exploring what herbs were used by your ancestors
  • The levels of healing trauma: working with the nervous system and heart with restorative nervine herbs (such as Milky oat seed, skullcap, and more)
  • How so much of trauma can be stored in emotional memory of the heart space, and how rose (wild rose) can be a wonderful ally
  • The importance of trusting in the ancestral, intuitive, and instinctual wisdom and connection to plants that we already have
  • Some of the biggest challenges or blocks that Whitney sees for people first starting on the plant path and budding herbalists, including fear and lack of confidence + trust.
  • Why it’s essential to practice and study with other herbal teachers and schools as well as direct and personal experience with plants
  • How Whitney defines “wild” for herself, and how reconnecting to an ancestral way of living and reclaiming homesteading skills is feeding her wild
  • The one game-changing practice for Whitney that feeds her soul + wild in a deep way, and how it’s realigning her hormonal cycles and rhythms

 

Connect With Whitney Popham + The School of Evolutionary Herbalism

WebsiteFacebook | Instagram

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Grab the Free issue of The School of Evolutionary Herbalism's subscription program, Materia Medica Monthly (You'll receive a 25 page pdf download + 3 hour video class on Calendula): https://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/mmm-free-issue/

Suzanne Tabert at Cedar Mountain Herb School in Washington

Milla Prince

 

Wildly Rooted Resources

Sacred Ecology Activation Journey Audio

 

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.

PRE-SALE PRICING: Feed Your Wild :: GUT :: Virtual Circle Workshop is Live on August 26, 2018

This special pre-sale price of $47 will increase to $67 at midnight on July 29, 2018

Click here to learn more

 

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Meet the Wanderer, aka Your Vagus Nerve - Why You Should Care About the Largest Nerve In Your Body + How To Support Your Gut-Brain Connection!

Special Solo Episode: Meet the Wanderer, aka your vagus nerve, and why you should care about the largest nerve in your body (plus how to support your gut-brain connection)!

In this first special solo episode, Venessa goes into the gut-heart-brain connection and takes you on a journey with the Wanderer within, aka the vagus nerve. She covers the enteric nervous system (ENS), how the vagus nerve is connected to the various systems of our body and impacts our health, especially through the gut-brain connection. Venessa discusses things we can do to support our vagus nerve and gut-heart-brain connection on physical and energetic levels, including nature-based practices, foods/nutrients, and intuitive practices to try out!

If you’re struggling with any kind of gut issue, including GERD, IBS, constipation, or gut-brain manifestation like brain fog and memory issues... this is a must listen!

If you’re interested in learning more about the gut and gut-related issues, check out the upcoming Feed Your Wild GUT virtual workshop and take advantage of the presale pricing (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:

 

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.

PRE-SALE PRICING: Feed Your Wild :: GUT :: Virtual Circle Workshop is Live on August 26, 2018

This special pre-sale price of $47 will increase to $67 at midnight on July 29, 2018

Click here to learn more

 

Your support means the world...

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#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: New Moon in Cancer :: “All our Water holds,” Ebb + Flow

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...

New Moon in Cancer :: "All our water holds," Ebb + Flow, Back to basics

Megan and Venessa dive into this New Moon’s Cancer July 12 with the theme of this water sign: "all our water holds." They cover the importance of water for health on multiple levels, the surprising signs and symptoms of dehydration that no one tells you about, and the foundations that no one is ever too advanced to review! They also share some practical tips and tools to support your hydration, flow, and connection to water as life on ALL levels.

Blessed New Moon!

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • New Moon Themes: All that our Water holds, Water + Fire with this partial solar eclipse, embracing the ebb and flow of the season and emotions
  • How to know when your body needs water - signs that might surprise you
  • Health challenges that you didn’t know were linked to dehydration
  • Signs and symptoms of dehydration and what to do about it
  • How to connect with "wild water" and what it can do for you
  • The power of increasing your water consumption by just 1% (the results from a major study were remarkable!)

 

practices to try for this New Moon: WILD Water

  • Select a special vessel to use for your water intake. Make a commitment to ritualize your water drinking for your health! Source filtered, clean water or spring water that full of health-promoting minerals.
  • Bonus... COMMUNE with WILD water! Jump in a river, bathe in a lake, swim in the ocean... find a spot where you can connect with natural wild water.

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Max Dashu’s interview on the Feed Your Wild Podcast

Your Body's Many Cries For Water*, by F. Batmanghelidj M.D.

Bristol Stool Chart

Lara Adler

Water Filter Buying Guide from EWG

Wildly Rooted Resources

Findaspring.com

 

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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Uncovering Suppressed Histories + Reclaiming Ancient Ways of Living For A Vital Future With Max Dashu

 
 

Those toxins don’t stay buried, especially if they’re embedded in scriptures. We have to grapple with these legacies in order to heal because those toxins keep coming back and we’re seeing that with what’s happening now in the United States. And so these are stories we need to know - we need to know our own story.~ Max Dashu

Have you ever wondered... how did we get here? Where are all of the women in history books? What about the true stories that have been left out of our school curriculum and kept hidden for centuries? How about cultures and societies beyond the patriarchal paradigm... What about cultures where women were not only equal, but people were living in a non-hierarchical paradigm that actually valued the maternal and revered Mother Earth?

How different would our world be today if we still lived by these principles and ancient ways of knowing?

That’s what Max Dashu asked herself as a young woman in 1960s who dared to defy her history professors at Harvard and embark on a journey to get out of the patriarchal interpretation of women and dig up suppressed histories. What she found not only changed her own life, but provides a template for reclaiming the wisdom and vitality we seemingly lost long ago.

Max Dashu is a historian and one of the world’s leading experts on matriculture. in this episode, she shares various historical global patterns that she discovered are missing in modern times, the nature-based practices and ways of knowing that Max has seen throughout history and what Max foresees in our collective future (with her unique perspective as a historian) plus the prescient advice she gives us for how to move forward.

I love how Max weaves together mind-blowing cultural findings, historical facts, linguistic patterns, and art in her teachings... if you’re a nerd like me, get your notebooks ready and listen twice. You’re in for a treat :)

Max Dashu founded the Suppressed Histories Archives in 1970 to research and document global women's history, reflecting the full spectrum of the world's peoples. She has built a collection of 40,000 images, from which she has created 130 slideshows on female cultural heritages, including Indigenous traditions, and patterns of domination. She is internationally known for her expertise on ancient female iconography, matricultures and patriarchal systems, medicine women and shamans, witch hunts, and female spheres of power.

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why Max started Suppressed Histories and her quest for evidence of matricultures to get out of the patriarchal interpretation of women 
  • How the “HIStory” we are taught in school, which is very Eurocentric, is different than what Max was finding globally
  • How integration of the economical, technological AND spiritual is found throughout history, yet divorced and missing in modern Western times... i.e.“living in a sacred manner”
  • Max found that women played a central figure in culture throughout history
  • How Max began to puzzle piece together women’s history through ancient figurines before written record - a window into ancient culture
  • The patterns that she discovered globally including Ceremonial pots in the form of breasts (theme of "life-giver") as ceremonial vessels, and pots in the shape of women
  • How words such as “witch” and "weird" have been changed and demonized overtime - yet the names in the ethnic languages often meant things like knower, seer, spirit journeyer, healer, medicine woman
  • The resonant themes that Max has found in culture throughout the world and ages
  • How the the waters, stones, and trees were central in various cultures - “as the witches teach” through earth-based spirituality
  • The nature-based practices and ways of knowing that Max has seen throughout history that we can revitalize and practice today to support our connection to the earth and healing ways of our ancestors: land walking, immersion in “living waters,” and breath/chant/invoking - naming it.
  • What Max foresees in our collective future (with her unique prospective as a historian) and the prescient advice she gives us for how to move forward.
  • The parallels she sees throughout history that are being played out today, and how the principal of compassion has to guide us today.
  • Max’s thoughts on the internet, social media and new technology
  • What Max believes needs to be a recovered for people of European descent and her thoughts around the issue of cultural appropriation 
  • How art, connection, community are of vital importance in the health of cultures and the world, and how Max is providing this experience thru her new Theosophy Goddess coloring book
  • Max's upcoming books and projects, including never-before seen histories of ancient Hellenic/Greek peoples

 

Connect With Max Dashu

WebsiteFacebook | Max's Veleda Press

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Max Dashu's Academic Papers + Work

Deasophy Goddess Coloring Book

History Sibyl podcasts

Art by Max Dashu

 

Wildly Rooted Resources

Sacred Ecology Activation Journey Audio

 

Your support means the world...

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Healing the Healer: A Journey Through The Amazon To The Heart With Irene Shamma

As soon as we say yes to a calling, life helps us, life shows us the way.” ~ Irene Shamma

 

Scientists predict the Amazon rainforest could be consumed in the next 50 years. This disheartening fact fuels Irene's work of planting trees, raising awareness and teaching us how we can all make a difference.

In this episode, Irene Shamma tells us about her adventure to the Amazon + healing her heart with Ayahuasca, walks us through the anatomy of Mother Earth and the vital role of the Amazon rainforest for her overall health and our own. Irene also paints a picture of the stark reality and seriousness of the devastation that is happening in the rainforest right now... how we ALL have an impact and what steps we can take to make a positive difference as a regenerative species rather than a destructive one.

Her story begins with a journey to recover something very dear to her as a child that she lost... her deep connection to the natural world and sense of compassion. What she didn’t realize was that she was being called by something much deeper than herself.

Irene Shamma is an architect, designer, and environmental activist from Cyprus who left her life in the city and embarked on a journey of self-discovery and reconnection with nature in the Amazon rainforest. Along this journey, she received deep shamanic healing with medicinal plants that allowed her to experience the magnificence of the rainforest but also its devastating destruction to the deepest level. A calling to devote herself to the protection of the Amazon emerged.

Enjoy!

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Irene dove into trust, dropped everything and embarked on a journey into the Amazon
  • How ayahuasca taught Irene the journey she needed to take was within
  • How medicinal plants have been the catalyst of reawakening her bond with nature, the magic of nature, life, love and mother earth
  • Her advice for someone who’s feeling the calling to reconnect
  • How she had no idea what she was getting into but she let her curious lead the way into a powerful healing
  • How Irene realized she needed to raise awareness because we are all responsible for the destruction of the rainforest
  • Every second that passes we lose an area the size of a football field of rainforest and most of that is illegal
  • Why the Amazon is called the lungs, heart, womb, and pharmacy of our planet and how we are ALL connected to this place even if we live on the other side of the planet as well as its destruction
  • Irene walks us through the anatomy of Mother Earth and the vital role of the Amazon rainforest for her overall health and our own
  • The problem with soil erosion and desertification of the Amazon
  • The question that Irene wants you to ask yourself
  • Simple steps people can start to help restore the Amazon
  • Her discovery of deep shame that she had no idea was sitting on her heart, and how we feel the pain of Mother Earth and the destruction we are causing

 

Connect With Irene Shamma

 

TEDx talk: Healing the Healer: A promise to the Amazon

Indiegogo campaign: Healing the Healer: A promise to the Amazon

A journey through the Amazon to the heart Interview with TreeSisters

Healing The Healer Facebook page

 

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Summer Full Moon Giveaway on Instagram (winner is picked Tuesday 7/3!)

Instagram handles: Venessa is @wildlyrooted and Megan is @amethyst_and_rose

Feed Your Wild Gut Virtual Workshop - join us July 22! Presale ends July 15

Boundaries and Protection by Pixie Lighthorse*

Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth documentary

TreeSisters: Women Seeding Change

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#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: Full Moon in Capricorn :: Walking The Talk, Alignment + Discernment, Digestive Fire + Gut Talk

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...

Full Moon in Capricorn :: Walking The Talk, Alignment + Discernment, Digestive Fire + Gut Talk

In this episode, Megan and Venessa dive into this Full Moon’s Capricorn June 27/28 aka the Strawberry Moon.  The themes include alignment/discernment, enacting our spirituality and self-actualization thru creativity, personal power, and internal fire. This Summer time month we also get clinical with this season’s organ - the small intestine + vagus nerve. They cover the energetics, the role and physiology of the small intestine, and share some practical tips and tools to support your digestive fire and flow on ALL levels.

It's also Venessa's birthday(!) and she announces a special virtual workshop on July 22, 2018 called Feed Your Wild :: Gut :: Mapping the Wild Terrain of Your Gut Health and Digestive Wellness PLUS how you can grab your spot for FREE (listen + scroll down this page to learn more)!  

Happy Full Moon!

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Full Moon Themes: Alignment -> abundance, enacting our spirituality, expansion, creativity, fertilizing, pollination, fire, sun
  • How to discern what is “best”, how to get unstuck
  • Physiology: the small intestine, it’s role and importance, and its role in saying what can "come in" and what "stays out"
  • Alignment and discernment as it relates to the 3rd chakra - solar plexus, the place of personal will and power, also the place of small intestine, stomach, digestion, fire
  • Digestion is a reflection of the ability to digest and assimilate everything including thoughts, this center determines the health of both our bodies and minds
  • Walking the Talk: Organizing our minds and experience, deciding what needs to be burned away or retained; setting goals and concentrating on what we need to do and think to achieve our aspirations 
  • Importance of diversity, color, rainbow foods, and polyphenols in digestion
  • Listener Qs on digestive issues: bloating/gas/constipation/diarrhea
  • Practice/Tools/Foods: ways to get digestive fire going and movement/flow
  • Fire supportive foods: Bitters, ginger, seeds, vinegars
  • Flow supportive foods: Colorful foods/veggies + fruit for fiber, polyphenols, detox + cooling foods, raw foods
  • The importance of slowing down and chewing
  • The vagus nerve and how it impacts all aspects of our health
  • Summer is nature's season of growth and maturation:: learning to be in flow with nature and to flow as nature does through the seasons and through the moon cycles
  • Ways to support the health and action of your vagus nerve

 

Two practices to try for this Full Moon: Fire + Flow

  • How many colors can you put in your shopping bag and plate? This season, reach for colored versions of what you usually get and be adventurous! 
  • Slow down and chew your food... Pick out ONE meal per day to focus on giving yourself ample time for the meal, slowing down, and chewing really well and mindfully
  • Bonus... LAUGH this week and show your vagus nerve some love ;)

 

Feed Your Wild :: Gut :: Virtual Workshop!

FEED YOUR WILD :: GUT :: is a virtual interactive workshop designed to reclaim the wild resilience and robust health of our “second brain”... our gut terrain. 

This workshop is designed to educate and give you practical tools to take back your health by re-aligning and restoring the true nature of your gut.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Date: Sunday, July 22nd, 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.

Special Pre-Sale Pricing Ends July 15!

*GIVE-AWAY ANNOUNCEMENT* :: Follow @wildlyrooted on Instagram to get details on our special giveaway where 1 lucky person will receive a FREE spot in the Feed Your Wild GUT Virtual Workshop! See ya there xo

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

FYW Episode: How Working With The Moon Can Change Your Life With Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

Many Moons by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith*

Andrea Nakayama's Functional Nutrition Alliance

 

Four Sigmatic Reishi Mushroom Elixir*

Four Sigmatic Organic Swiss Water Decaf Ground Mushroom Coffee with Reishi*

Rasa Koffee Ground Adaptogenic Herbal Coffee*

Aviva Romm and her book The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution*

 

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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