Mama Earth

He broke up with me over skype. Then the Goddess found me...

About 4 years ago now, I was in Hawaii, on the island of Kauai to be specific. Lush paraside surrounded me, I was interning at a beautiful farm owned by a world-famous raw nutritionist. High vibing people were around me, and I had access to some of the best nutrition in the world.

… And...

…I was crying every day, and in waves... was deeply confused in my soul.

My boyfriend of almost 3 years had just broken up with me. Over skype. While I was traveling in Hawaii alone.

Everywhere I went, and everyone who I talked to encouraged me to let it go, and get on the high vibe train. “Set goals, visualize what you want!”

The (lovely and well-meaning) crew at this farm encouraged me to do a liver & gall bladder flush. I was truly interested in feeling better and getting healthier, especially in the midst of this breakup, so I tried it out.

1 day into the cleanse, which required me to be on a juice cleanse for a few days to prepare for what was next… I found myself in the kitchen, making a piece of toast.

“Fuck it!” I said. “This doesn’t feel right. I need nourishment. I am in a foreign place, alone, and my partner just left me. I need some emotional comfort.”

In some ways I felt like I’d failed. And on other ways, I knew I was onto something.

A few days later, I was in the library at this farm, and among tons of books focused on cleanses, clean eating, and purity… I found one book that seemed different than the rest. It was called “Healing Wise” by Susun Weed. In the moments when I opened that book, and started reading this wild woman’s wisdom, my life changed.

Susun explained many things to me, which I won’t quite getfully into in this blog, because that might take a while… but the gist of it was this: Clearing and cleansing has it’s place. But it is the masculine way. It offers only a part of the whole.

The feminine way, the wild woman way, is nurturance. Support.

The wild woman honours the chaos, loves the richness of soil, and getting dirty. Wild primal sexuality, and honouring the dirty depths of living is the wild woman’s domain. Break the rules. Eat the bread. Make tea with the weeds. Be in your blackness.

Your pain is your medicine, it is meant to be cycled back into gold, just as an animal's poo is circulated back into a tree and produces new life. The Goddess supports you in all ways.

It was like a sigh of relief. And honestly, I really wish I could convey the wisdom that came to me that day, because I feel like that paragraph doesn’t quite cut it, but those are the words I have right now.

From that moment on, the Divine Feminine, the Goddess, the Mother… entered my life. Or perhaps, a better way to put it would be - I embraced her.

I dove into my connection with the Moon, I started exploring my sexuality & my moontime (menstrual cycle) much more deeply, and I started making plans to move to the place I’d always wanted to live… but my boyfriend never did… Vancouver Island.

Since then, I have deepened into the Goddess’s medicine profoundly.

 

I have remembered I am Priestess, and have served the Goddess in many lifetimes.

 

I have realized I have come to dismantle patriarchy, and remind the world of the beauty and sacredness of the dark.

I have remembered I am the daughter of Isis, a Goddess revered in Ancient Egypt and beyond. I have remembered past lives in Egypt, and Greece. My world started to make a lot more sense. I got a lot clearer on my purpose, and what I was and am meant to be doing in the world.  

  • I started hosting Women’s Circles every New Moon for my community.
  • I began singing and sharing my voice much more freely, because I honoured and acknowledged it as my medicine.
  • I threw the “good girl” chains off, and awakened my powerful sexuality.
  • I made friends with many other Priestess sisters, and we get together on holy days to do ceremony.
  • I continued to grow a “business” that deeply serves the collective, nourishes my soul, and takes care of me financially, because the Goddess has shown me... that is my birthright… that is my truth… to be deeply supported, and to be deeply expressed. I'm on the growth edge of this, everyday.

 Also...

  • I have pissed people off along the way.
  • I have cried deep tears at the state of the world.
  • I have agonized with grief for my brothers and sisters in the animal + plant worlds.
  • I have witnessed sisters while they deeply cried, and began releasing lifetimes of turmoil.
  • I have felt deep rage at Patriarchy.
  • I have gotten real.
  • I have shown up.

 

I have gotten fierce.

I am on a mission.

And no one will stop me.

No one will stop US sisters, because we are the Goddess and Her time is NOW!
We are her hands and ears. We have come here to do extremely good work.
And the world is ready.
It needs it.
It is crying out to be loved.

 

I want you to know the Goddess path is not the path of Patriarchy, shiny things, and false promises.

It is not a path I will say to you “Oh girl, come with me and all your dreams will come true! You will make 10k a month, you will get that super hot guy/girl in 1 month, and have the perfect relationship, you will be happy all the time, you won’t feel pain anymore because you have cleared it all out!”

Sorry to be a bit aggressive

but… Fuck that shit.
 
The Goddess path is real
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Human AND Divine Embracing. If you know what I mean.

 

The Goddess path honours ALL the rays and frequencies of life & death… Not just the clean, white, shiny, acceptable ones. YES, as powerful women seaSTAR, we can and WILL create abundance, have amazing relationships, feel beautiful, and so much more!

But we will also cry, get angry, and get real about the very real tragedies that are happening in our world right now.

And we will have the clarity about what to do about it. We will feel empowered as we gaze into the mess, because we know we are here to help.

And we will have our sisters, and the Goddess to support us.

If you are called to deepen into the Goddess.
If in reading these words, something is triggered, and your soul is inviting you to go deeper.

I have a special invitation, love...

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I invite you, dear sister, to join me for a Moon Goddess Initiation - a deep dive into your Divine Feminine energy, so you can unblock yourself, express your deepest gifts, and come alive to the Goddess within.

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Imagine what it would feel like, to be fully expressed in this world?
 
...To honour your gifts, and share them wildly and freely?
...To claim your sexuality, and allow yourself to take up space in this world?
...To be clear about your path, and know where you are meant to go.

 

In Moon Goddess Initiation, we will be unlocking that for you, with the help of the Goddess.

Sister, this sacred journey includes:

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  • 6 months of private coaching
  • Meditations, myths & history about 6 Goddesses - we will be working with one a month. (Brigit, Hathor, Aphrodite, Kali, Isis, and Aine) - Learn more about them here.
  • 2 Goddess Boxes of Earth-friendly beauty + adornment products I’ve made myself (Which include: Mermaid Moon Anointing Oil, Sacral Chakra Perfume, Golden Cosmos Lip Gloss, a Moon Necklace, Greek Goddess Eye Shadow + Cheek Highlighter, a Moon Sticker and a Cedar Smudge Stick)
  • A 30 minute follow up session
  • A feature on my website after the journey has ended
  • And 2 bonus gifts, one being a discount on the price of the journey, and the other being a 7 part series through the chakras called “Becoming the Healer You’re Meant to Be”

 

All the details of the journey can be found here.

I would love to have you in the journey, if you feel called.
These are sacred times, indeed.
We are called to awaken deeply.

xo

 

This is an opportunity to experience a spiritual transformation that will shape your life, FOREVA!

You will be saying yes to awakening the Priestess within, remembering past lives that will inform your mission in this current one, unblocking issues with abundance, confidence and sexuality, and SO much more.

The result will be that you are deeply connect to, and living your purpose. Expressing your soul’s gifts, and making the DEEP impact on this planet that you long to.

Please go here to learn more about the journey sister! So much is awaiting you!

 

Lots of love!

xo Beth

 

Messengers From The Faerie Realm... Are You One Of Them?


Sleeping this morning, I found myself in a wash of realms, scene after scene leading me to an opening, where 2 beings sat down before me.

There were supposed to be police officers, but as I looked more closely, I could see the features of the man. He was sitting on the left. Grey hair, pointy ears, and distinctly elemental features... I placed 3 crystals in his hand, and one started to heat up and change colours. "You are from the dragon faerie realm", I told him, channeling what I knew to be true.

Upon waking, I felt more connected to the realm in which I know I am from.

The following is for my sisters and brothers who have come from the lands and the times and the spaces which are not human. This blog post may be quite hard to follow if you are not a) from these realms or b) awoken to the fact that there are an infinite amount of different dimensions and realities other than the one we live in as humans.

If you are ready to move on with me, dive deeper, and uncover some more of who you are... then keep reading.



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I don't really know when I figured out that I'm not really human, at my core.

By that I mean, that my soul is not used to be human. That maybe I've done this human thing a few times, maybe a dozen, but NOTHING in comparison to how long my soul has spent just as my light body, in the realms of the elementals - that is, the faeries, the tree spirits, animals, the ocean spirits, mermaids, elves, etc - and as a being who lives on or around other planets, in other dimensions.

I can tell you right now that I came to this planet to help. I did not come to undo my own karma or to save myself in any way. I am outside of the matrix. And you are too, I'm sure, if you are reading this. The matrix is a web of pain, lies, and fear that exists around our planet. Some may call it the pain body of our planet. If you are caught in the matrix, then you are not able to see clearly, and need a potent amount of restoration to reconnect you to the truth of this unlimited Universe. But your soul is not damned. Nobody's soul is damned. That's pure bullshit fed to you by religions who have been overtaken by energies that do not serve Source.

Yep, things are getting quite spiritual and far out... I warned you at least haha. Welcome to how I think. Some of you are probably like YEP ME TOO... HOW I THINK, THANK GODDESS.

Ok.. moving on. I know I was an orca, myself. Ive spent time as a whale, many whales actually. The whales are my family here on planet earth, many of them have incarnated as humans to help this planet as well. And when I find incarnated whales.. BOOM. Let me tell you... Soul family. Immediately. It's just that most incarnated elementals still havent quite woken up to who they are. But still.. they are soul family.

. . .

 

The thing is when you are an animal or when you are from the faerie realm... people have stopped listening. Where once, talk fae folk was common, as was listening to them, and honouring them... now, if you say these things in mainstream society, you may find people want to send you to the crazy ward.

So that's unfortunate, because the faeries are very real. The realm of the elementals is very real. Elementals are not just from Planet Earth, there are many different kinks all over the galaxy and beyond. Elementals is a broad word for the fae folk, for the nature spirits. Nature as we refer to it, exists all over the Universe, not just on Planet Earth.

So back to humans not listening.

Many of us incarnated as humans, because we felt, or we knew, it was the only or best way to create change. The environment is being destroyed in many parts of the world. Animals are going endangered at record speed. Disrespect for the Earth Mother and her creatures is rampant. Humans are suffering from the delusion that they are on top, and nothing, and no one else matters.


We came here to speak up.

To lend a voice and our healing, when we knew that our previous posts on the other side of things... were no longer working like we wanted.

Only the bravest boldest, or most focused of us have incarnated as humans. It is too intense, too violent of place for most of us. And we've received lots of training to be here.

The things is, even with all of this, the training, and the intention... we suffer from terrible amnesia once we are here. The density of this dimension is so strong, that we are no longer able to access the information that was once readily available. Actually, we can access it, but only with deep journeying, and a constant commitment to awakening.

We suffer from the delusion that we are human, and there is little to no real magic in this world, once we show up. Only a few among us will remember from the get go, who we truly are. This is starting to change, as the waves of lightworkers come in, and children are more readily being raised in natural environments. We dont need parents to tell children who they are. We need children to tell parents who they are, and be raised by the natural world, for the most part.

Being an elemental, incarnated as a human, is tricky.

We are naturally very sensitive, and very passionate. We feel anger and rage, but we don't know where it comes from, unless we've tuned in to the deeper parts of ourselves, and realize that our family is being slaughtered, and we have witnessed it. Not only that, but we've ingested their pain, as we have all eaten factory-farmed meat and tortured dairy products at some point. The pain lives inside of us, until we do something about it.

That is why we are here. To do something about it.

If you are an incarnated elemental, you will not find true peace, unless you are helping the environment. That is your life's purpose. It can be done in many ways. MANY ways. But you must help. It is your soul's mission.

. . .

 

How do you know if you are an elemental?

 

  1. You love nature. As you awaken, you love it more intensely.
  2. You feel deep pain around the destruction of the environment. In fact, your deepest rage has probably stemmed from seeing footage of animal torture, or environmental crisis. (Not always, but probably)
  3. You have a natural affinity for song, dance, music, and creativity.
  4. You may have wanted to be a vegetarian when you were a child, or at least, were obsessed with animals.
  5. You feel a deep desire to help the world, and Mother Earth.

 

. . .

Why did it take me so long to write this blog post?

I have been wanting to write about incarnated elementals for quite some time. And I have LOTS more to say.

Probably because I feared it would be too far out, and I would lose some people. I'm a bit raw from being called crazy by people I truly care about.

But now Im getting to be more OK with that.

The elementals need us to speak up, both those who are incarnated, and those who are in the realms of fae. Everything is connected, and as Mama Earth suffers, so do the fae.

There is so much more to come about elementals, the fae folk, other dimensions, and how to connect with it all.


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FOR THE FAERIES. AND THE WHALES.

May we awaken.


{Neptune Goes Direct} Feel Like You're Not Really Human? Me Too...

Neptune went direct today. Neptune is the planet of the ethereal. For our human minds, Neptune can influence in foggy, cloudy, or confusing ways, because we need to be fairly out of touch with density in order to flow with it. Neptune is the planet of dreams, of the unconscious, of the other realms. 

When a planet goes direct, it means it’s coming out of retrograde. Most of us are familiar with Mercury retrograde. Well, every planet retrogrades (meaning it appears to be going backwards in the sky, bringing up old memories, issues, or subconscious things to be addressed) - and Neptune is no exception. 

When a planet comes out of retrograde, and goes direct, there is extra energy being given to the realms that that planet oversees. 

As I mentioned above, Neptune is the dreamy planet, and it’s got extra energy around it now. 

When planetary changes happen, I love to pay attention. I pay attention to my dreams, to what’s going on that day, to the moods of others, to global events. You can learn a lot this way. For instance, the Paris + Beirut + Kenya attacks all transpired during the week of the New Moon in Scorpio. Scorpio is about power, raw, primal energy, that can have a sting. When directed with consciousness, Scorpio is pure, feminine, sensual, deliciously dark magic. When directed with fear, Scorpio can create a lot of trauma. We saw that last week. 

But for today, I want you to focus on Neptune. I want you to focus on your dreams. And I want to get you to understand just how affected by planetary cycles we are, if you truly pay attention. 

 

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This morning, I was dreaming. I was in some sort of ship, but this ship was not on top of the ocean, but in it. At least 30-40m below the sea level, me and my boat mates looked up to see turquoise deliciousness. Sunlight penetrated the water from above, and I was mesmerized.

A feeling of joy came from my belly, and an old friend sat next to me, not looking up at the water, but into my eyes. “Your eyes!” he exclaimed, “So beautiful!” I didn’t know what he meant of course, as I couldn’t see my eyes. I imagined they must have been full of turquoise shimmer, as what I was witnessing above was pure bliss. 

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Pictured: Hannah Mermaid

Eventually I had to look away and move around the ship. “I need more oxygen!” I told the crew. I could feel the oxygen levels dropping and felt we were somehow in danger. In my quest for oxygen, I ended up above the ocean level, and to my dismay, never returned to the oceanic depths that captivated my soul.

Waking up, I felt sad. My belly, which had been feeling the throws of ecstasy, was now feeling deflated.

Waking up in the human world. Same house. Same books. Same legs. I would not be mermaiding today. I would not be surrounded by turquoise water today. The greyness of the day, and the rustling of tree branches reminded me of that. 

“I don’t feel like being human today.” I grumbled aloud to myself, and rolled over, covering myself with a fuzzy brown blanket. 

Eventually I pulled myself out of bed. I put on a fluffy turquoise skirt, and sat down to write thisblog post. Because I know why I had that dream. I know what Neptune is reminding me of. 

 

 

Do you ever feel out of place being human?

I’ve had that feeling, on and off, for my whole life. And only since I “woke up” would I be able to tell you why. I’m a new human. As are many of you. In fact, I’m not really human, in terms of my soul DNA. I come from the sea. I’ve lived many lives as whales. I’ve been a mermaid. The sea is my home. I came through it via portals in the deep ocean. I believe I came from Sirius, the blue star. I believe the entire ocean came from Sirius. And since all life sprang from the ocean, I believe we are all deeply connected to this blue star, to this blue energy. 

I didn’t remember any of this before waking up. And yes if I read this about 7 years ago, I would have in fact deemed the writer (in this case, me) - crazy. 

But here I am. Unapologetic about what I know now. Truth, my friends, is truly stranger than fiction. 

I’ve had many dreams where I swim among the whales, where I am a whale, where I am a mermaid. The whales communicate with me, and tell me things.

 Pictured: Hannah Mermaid shot by Bob Armstrong

Pictured: Hannah Mermaid shot by Bob Armstrong

I believe our souls have many incarnations, but that we have a “home base” sort of energy. We incarnate many times as a whale, for example, and in this way, our soul’s “DNA” rings with this energy. We have whale energy. We incarnate as a human, but since we’ve lived many many many lives as a whale, or near the whales, and so few as human, we still resonate deeply with what our “home base” is. We long for our home base our whole human lives, but many don’t realize what this longing is for. We cover it up with drugs, or relationships, or shopping, or food addictions. 

It’s really important to get to the root of this longing. What we long for. Where we are from. Because that longing leads us to our purpose. Before we go back, we have a mission to accomplish.

My purpose is to help the animals and beings of the ocean to thrive once again. The ocean is so polluted at present times. It is now dangerous for whales, dolphins, and other beings to swim around. Boat sonar, whaling ships, commercial fishing nets that kill everything they catch, ocean bottom trawlers that look for shrimp but completely wipe out the ocean’s floor (much like deforestation on our level) - it needs help. 

I remember coming here to help. I knew I could do more on land, with a human voice, than I could where I was.

Humans don’t tend to communicate with other beings, these days. They used to. Those days have passed. There are very few who recognize that the sentient beings of the ocean have the potential not just to receive your messages, but to respond in kind. 

And so, this morning I dreamed. Neptune brought me to places that humans have a hard time understanding, or coping with. But Neptune reminded me of why I am here. It opened up my longing in a deeper way. It reminded me that I have great work to do, while I’m here. My happiness in this life is directly correlated to how I am helping the ocean and the creatures of the sea. 

Currently, I am working on the levels of human consciousness. I realized years ago that the best way to help Gaia was to go the root of her ailment - human consciousness. Awakened beings don’t destroy the planet they live on. Unconscious ones do, apparently. 

 

 

I write this to you, my dear friends, in hopes to awaken you, to your own soul’s DNA. Your blueprint. Why you are here. 

Lightworkers are the ones who read my ‘work’. And so, you, like me, are here with a strong purpose. Your happiness, like mine, depends on you honouring your reason for coming here. 

And with Neptune going direct, your dreams, your thoughts, and your daydreams, will have potent clues to unravel your soul’s DNA.

I pray you remember why you came. And if you have, I give you all the energy and love you need on your mission. For at our core, yours and mine are one and the same. We are here to spread the love, be the change, and spark a revolution. 

In love and light,

xo Beth

 

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Surrender: A Poem


 

 

Today I woke up, too many thoughts in my head.
Chasing something, I know, should come to me instead. 

I headed outside, inspired by surrender. 
Opening my heart, a challenge... I feel so tender. 

'What is the way?' I ask, not knowing where to turn... 
Consulting the earth... there must be something I can learn. 

I know not yet, what this feeling wants to say, 
So in the spirit of showing up, I'll make it my point, today

To listen, to twist, to grow, and to feel, 
Because if anything... this is life - and this shit is real. 

 


- Beth Katherine

1 Important Tip for More Happiness + Success // Video

Hi loves!

The last few weeks have been interesting for me. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know that I spent a few days protesting a new oil pipeline that would run through British Columbia and end up on our coastline. I am quite the environmentalist at heart, so this trip really affected me and showed me new things about myself + the world.

I'd like to bring one aspect of what I learned from my time at the protests into your life today. Please watch this week's coaching video to learn this simple tip that will bring you more happiness and purpose right away!

 
 

Lots of love!

xo Beth


 

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Asia of One Willow Apothecaries // How She Started Her Healing Business

This post is the second in the 'How She Started Her Healing Business' series, where 7 inspiring young entrepreneurs share the story of how they created their holistic careers - giving you inspiration, advice, and a window into how you can do it too!

Asia is the founder of One Willow Apothecaries. She’s an herbalist, teacher & writer, who lives amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC. 

 

Why I love Asia:

Asia is the only woman apart of this blog tour whom I hadn’t known previously. Though I had been following her on Instagram and Facebook for quite some time before I reached out. I adore that she is grounded and focused on, to me, what really matters, the healing powers of Mother Earth, and the simple things in life. She lives in this true place, and creates the most beautiful medicines from her strong connection to the earth. Tuning into Asia is quite different that tuning into your average entrepreneur. She lives first and foremost in the ‘real world’ (that of dirt, a cup of tea, and a slower pace of being), and that, is why I love her!

 

Why I love this article:

Well, first off, it's poetry. Asia is a beautiful writer. Second of all, we get such a window into Asia's initial fears + excitement. You can really feel the energy of how and when she started. The trepidation, the elation, the overarching curiosity for what was to come, and the many references to simply following her soul's whispers. This article really gives a peek into what the beginning stages of what the creation process is like. (Ps. Be sure to check out Asia's website, it's beautiful.)

 


 

The call to start One Willow began quietly.

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Like a gentle breeze on bare skin; soul inklings often start out this way. I was in the final months of my herbal training at The Chestnut School when the idea suddenly made itself known. Like the half formed words that escape from us in sleep, the nudgings of our spirit often arrive in unexpected whispers, pieces that hint to a much larger conversation already underway in our dreams. 

In the beginning, I was reluctant—as most people are when ambitious endeavors are first glimpsed.  I had fully intended on developing a clinical practice at the completion of my studies. The idea to create a product business was far off my well-paved map. Like the most skilled conversationalist, however, our wider souls know exactly when to introduce new directions. One Willow sprung as suddenly as a pea shoot from long fallow soil. Green, young, alive, it would not be ignored.  I didn’t quite know how to begin, but I felt that I was being allowed a moment of translucence, a little window into the greater conversation of my soul. I wasn’t sure exactly where it would lead (for it was certainly leading somewhere) but the urge itself was a kind of guidance. A single thread revealed from some unseen spool.  I had no idea exactly where it came from, or where it would go, but I felt, deep in my bones, that a larger piece of my destiny was in the process of being woven. 

To follow the thread meant two things: to accept that it was possible, and to allow myself to try. All journeys, especially the ones that are big and beautiful, require some sort of initiation. For me, that initiation took the form of confronting self-doubt. There were a thousand reasons why beginning a business seemed illogical. I had little capital. Actually, no capital at all! I have never run a business before, never created medicine for anyone beyond family or friends, never put myself out there so publically. Big decisions, opportunities, and life changes are so large simply because they ask much of us. Simply put, they ask for us to open up to our own grandness.  Often, I will know a new direction is important specifically because it requires me to confront any feelings of smallness.

 

 

Rainer Maria Rilke wrote “our fears are like dragons guarding our most precious treasures.

 

Starting your own business means more than applying for a license or figuring our your PR strategy. It is an act of sheer bravery, for it is often an invitation to confront our deepest fears and most limiting self-beliefs. For me, it came down to the nagging fear of being enough. Knowledgeable enough, old enough, experienced enough. More than creating a livelihood for myself through doing what I loved, the initiation of beginning One Willow was a sacred moment of reconciling with the dragons in my life. 

It took me a year from first opening my heart to the idea to being able to introduce my medicine to the world.  Developing One Willow was like inhabiting a living workshop. Every day I confronted worries and fears, and every day I cast off more of these limitations so that I could expand, experience, exalt and GROW. It was a journey. 

 

I remember the moment I first announced my business on Facebook. It was the beginning of the holiday season and I was so nervous my hands were shaking.

 

Once the announcement went live I immediately high-tailed it to the woods to sit underneath the bare winter silhouettes and breathe. I felt like I had crossed a threshold. It was both thrilling and terrifying, and wholly mysterious. By the time I got back home hundreds of people had visited my website and I had the distinct feeling that a very grand adventure had just begun. 

 

 

Over the past several years One Willow has opened some incredible doors and initiated some deep lessons in my life. More than just an enterprise, One Willow is an actual entity with which I have a relationship. It is an aspect of myself that manifests with specific desires and inclinations, passions and needs. It has helped encourage me down new paths of exploration and fascination. New incarnations and understandings of my work in this world. Named for the willow tree that was planted for me when I was born, One Willow is a constant reminder of where I come from, how it feels to follow the seasons of my desires, and who I am asking myself to become.

 

Our passions are the guidestones of our lives.

 

What makes you tingle with anticipation? What feels like home? What lights the clouds or opens up a space of truly celestial peace in your sky? Starting and maintaining a vibrant business necessitates that you follow the path of your passion—no matter what. Over the years, I’ve fallen into the many traps of thinking in “shoulds.” Cultural standards, outside expectations, comparison. Mark Twain wrote once that “comparison is the death of joy” and I agree with him. I’ve lost precious hours comparing myself to others or even to the models of what I expected my work to look like. The truth is that each and every one of us has a deeply unique gift and that gift is completely incomparable.  

 

This world craves your work.

 

 

By becoming more of who we truly are, we are able to more fully give the gifts of our selves to this earth. 

 

We will never stop confronting dragons in our life. But every time you do, true magic occurs. Like carefully stacked cairns along a trail, you will always be blessed with guidance and affirmation. Little, pebbled reminders that, yes, you are on the right path and it is leading you somewhere truly beautiful. Following the whispered words of my soul has led to much abundance in my life but, even more so, it has opened up entirely new avenues for self-expansion and enchantment. It has brought that conversation, the one that lives and continues to be explored at the heart of my dreaming self, to every corner of my waking life.  

 


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About the Author:

Asia Suler is a writer, teacher and herbalist who lives amongst her gardens and large apothecary in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC.

She is the creator and concoctress of One Willow Apothecaries an Appalachian-grown herbal company that offers lovingly handcrafted magic and medicines.

Asia teaches at gatherings across the country and is blessed to work with people and plants, spirit and stones.

Visit her website at :www.onewillowapothecaries.com or read more of her writing on her blog: http://woolgatheringwildcrafting.wordpress.com

 


 

3 Free Mini-Workshops (The Moon, Your Angels & Mother Earth)

Back in May, I released a free video training series on 'How to Connect With Your Inner Medicine Woman'. These videos are essentially mini-workshops, that will allow you to explore your feminine relationship with the moon, your angels, and the mother earth!

Though the full course has come and gone, please enjoy these free videos to educate + inspire you!

 


Mini-Workshop on the Moon + Her Cycles:

 

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • Why most of us don't follow the moon's cycles (and why we should!)
  • How following her cycles can help you understand yourself better
  • & More!

 

 
 

 

 


Mini-Workshop on Your Angels:

 

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • Who are your Spirit Guides & Angels?
  • Who my favourite angel is & how you can work with him!
  • & More!

 

 
 

 

 


Mini-workshop on Our Relationship With Mother Earth:

 

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • Why so many lightworkers are ungrounded (& how we can ground!)
  • How to get started working with your Spirit Animals
  • & More!

 

 
 




I hope you enjoyed the workshops! Many blessings + much love!

xo Beth



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5 Ways to Connect with Nature That Aren't Boring

Let's face it - usually when nature is mentioned, it sounds positively boring. 'Go for a peaceful walk outside for 20 minutes!' or 'Sit in nature, and just reflect'

And I've gotta tell you, I'm a wee bit over nature being mentioned in passing, like it's simply an addition to an already full repertoire of self-help activities. As if a 20 minute stroll on pavement as you walk by a few trees in a park is all you need in order to connect deeply to the earth. 

 

Contrary to society's messaging - Nature is not boring. Nature is not just 'going outside for a few minutes'. And nature cannot be treated as an afterthought if it is to provide epic transformation in your life.

 

  Captured by  Marnie Recker

Captured by Marnie Recker

Nature is where we start and where we end. Nature is everything! Our bodies are made from the food we eat, and the food we eat is nourished by the soil, the minerals, the atmosphere, and the water of the earth. The air we breathe comes from the leaves of plants. When we die, our bodies decompose, and we return in full to the continuous cycle of Gaia. 

It is a part of my mission to open the dialogue surrounding nature. It is my sincere wish that every single being experiences, at least once in their lives, the incredible wisdom + love that is accessible through connecting to the earth.

That won't happen, however, if we keep treating her like an afterthought. But I must say, I do understand where this comes from:

 

It is because, for the most part, we no longer have meaningful interaction with the earth.

  • Rather than walking outside and planting our bare feet on the earth, we put on shoes, and step onto pavement.
  • Rather than tending the soil with our bare hands, and growing our own food, from the seeds we've saved - we head to the grocery store and walk down fluorescent lit aisles for processed food in plastic packaging. 
  • Rather than chopping wood for fires to warm our homes, we simply turn up the thermostat. 
  • And rather than burying our loved ones in the rich warmth of the earth's embrace, we purchase expensive boxes so that their flesh is kept away from the soil.

 

We have come a long way from the ways of our ancestors, and granted, most of us won't fully recapture the daily closeness we knew hundreds of years ago. However, that doesn't mean that our connection is no longer, or that it is hopeless to try to connect with nature. 

 

We simply need to find ways to interact meaningfully with the earth again.

 

  Captured by  Marnie Recker

Captured by Marnie Recker

What do I mean by interact? I mean a true exchange. Rather than simply gaze upon nature, like a foreign visitor, we need to develop a dialogue with the earth.

 

We give it energy. It gives us energy.

 

It is in this way that relationships are formed. For example, if you're trying to develop a friendship, you need to have conversation, right? Same for the earth. You can't just look at her. You need to talk to her. And she will talk right back to you. In fact, she's been calling you this whole time - can you hear?

 

And so - I would like to offer you a few ways to meaningfully interact with nature, that will bring you back to a place of true connection.

 

I promise this connection with grow everyday that you nourish it, and in time, you'll be able to have conversations with trees, feel butterflies when you feel a breeze, and generally feel a much more profound connection than you ever thought possible! Yay for that!

 


 

1. Create a Ritual

Ritual is a way that we can see and feel a physical exchange with the earth, without having to chop wood or carry water. 

A ritual is when intention meets action - so it can literally be anything.

 

Here are examples of rituals I've recently created:

  • I carried 3 rose petals into the forest. For each one, I had a different prayer. For the first, I prayed over a specific relationship, and placed it at the base of a cedar tree. For the second, I prayed for a home built with wood or cob, and threw it into the ocean. For the third, I prayed for a sacred partnership to enter my life, and again, let it go into the sea.
  • I've asked the cedar tree if I could snip some of it's branches. After I felt that is was OK, I broke some off, and carried them home to create beautiful green arrangements for around my house.
  • I've gathered bits of driftwood, shells, and seaweed to create a mandala on the beach, and left it as a gift for the spirits of the earth.
  • I've returned my menstrual blood to the earth, and watered my garden with it. (Granted, this might me a stretch for those of you new to earth connection, but blood from our moon times is one of the best fertilizers on the planet!)
  • I've left a lock of my hair on a bush as a thank you for providing such a place for me to relax.

 

You'll notice in most of these rituals, I actually leave something physical with the earth, and let her have it. I find this to be an important part of creating that exchange I was talking about earlier. Feel free to create a ritual of your own, or model one after one I've listed above!

 

 

2. Get your Bare Feet on the Earth for at least 10 minutes

This is also known as 'earthing', and is growing an ever increasing body of scientific research for it's benefits. Getting your bare feet on the bare earth offers you that skin-to-skin effect with a loved one - but with the earth! Honestly, you just have to try it to see what I mean. Spend at least 10 minutes, if not 30, with your bare feet on soil, a log, a rock, or sand, and you'll notice a markable difference in your energy. My feet actually feel like they just had a massage when I do this. In most of my Moon Day Oracle videos, my feet are actually bare and resting on the earth.

 

3. Thank your food before you eat it

This is something you can do every day, no matter where you are! To thank our food, and thank Mother Earth for growing it, before we eat it, simply reminds us where it came from. It brings us back to the cycles of the earth, while also infusing it with extra love and the energy of gratitude. Yum!

 

4. Send love to a tree

This tip is the best ever, if I do say so myself. Many people think you can't talk to trees. In fact, a (former, god bless her) friend of mine, said it was the "f*cking stupidest thing she's ever heard".

  Captured by  Marnie Recker

Captured by Marnie Recker

Well, she's missing out, let me tell you! :D I've literally received the best advice from trees. But I've found that a key piece in communicating with them, is what I call - 'the bridge'. The bridge is love. You've got your human consciousness, doing it's thang. The tree's got it's tree consciousness, being all zen + powerful. In order to connect these 2 consciousnesses, I use the bridge of love. I simply place my hand on the tree, and send it love, usually in the form of green light. I talk to it, and say 'Hey, I love you! You're awesome.' Sometimes I get not much of anything, but other times, a whole rush of energy comes back to me, and I feel tingles all over.

From there, you can say 'what up!' to the tree and tell it all of your problems and joys and hopes and dreams and fears. Notice what thoughts and feelings come to you after you do this. The ones that feel amazing are likely coming from the tree.   

 

 

5. Ask your Spirit Animals to come visit you in the dreamtime

This tip is also the best ever, if I do say so myself. Spirit animals, are like the spirit guides of the earth world. They are the essence of a race of animals that come to you when you need help, guidance, and assistance. 

Most of us work with quite a few different spirit animals, whether we know it or not, though their assistance is powerfully increased when you ask them for help.

Tonight, before you go to bed, simply say 'Spirit Animals, I invoke your presence now. Please come to visit me in the dreamtime tonight, in a way I can truly cherish and remember.'

If you don't get anything right away, keep asking. They'll always come, but not always how you expect it. 

Since practising this request regularly, while sleeping I've been swimming with humpbacks, talked to rabbits, admired butterflies, been surrounded by orcas + rainbows, visited by horses, and much more. 

I love this practice! It's one of the easiest and most rewarding on this list!

 


 

So loved ones - have fun with it - and rekindle your connection to the Sacred Earth Mother. It is the best thing since sliced bread. Actually it is way better.

You're awesome. Now get out there and send love to the first tree you see!

xo Beth

 


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