My guest on The Priestess Podcast today, Becca Piastrelli, says that “Being alive in this time means that we all have a long and tangled past that our ancestors navigated to get us where we are today.” And she speaks the absolute truth. Truth in particular when speaking about tanglements that relate to those of us who identify as white and are descendants of people who colonised land, more often than not through brutal means, that we may still, and likely do, benefit from today. There is so much ancestral wisdom, culture and beauty that we can all access as modern day folk living right now. In fact, our ancestors can be our greatest allies. However for us to really tap into their wisdom and learn from their mistakes of past, we must be prepared to uncover and face the truth of both the beauty and the horror of what has transpired before us, so that we can forge a new path for ourselves right now and for all those to come into the future.
The way we feel about ourselves as a human being is complex. It’s not a case of simply wanting to feel about ourselves in a certain way and it happening. There are often a lot of barriers that we have to overcome to claim our full worthiness, beauty and even divinity. One of the things that can stand in our way of achieving this is an emotional wound of some kind, an experience or experiences we have had that deeply impact our sense of self. One of those wounds is The Father Wound and my guest on The Priestess Podcast today - Shade Ashani - is an expert in this area having conducted extensive research and written a book - about the impact of The Father Wound in particular on their daughters. If you, like me, are someone that has had a challenging relationship with their father you may just find this episode comforting and enlightening as well and to know that no matter our past experiences that we can always create a different future for ourselves through conscious choice.
Today’s episode of The Priestess Podcast is delicious - and you may just want to have some of your most favourite foods on hand to enjoy while you listen in. My guest Tracey Pattison has a 25 year history of recipe creation for some of the world’s top chefs. She is passionate about seasonal living and eating, nourishing yourself, and being a sovereign, empowered queen in your own kitchen and how you priestess your plate and body. Tracey is also deeply committed to readdressing patriarchal and capitalist imbalances when it comes to the industrialization and commodification of food, and the returning to ‘home’ whatever that may look like for each of us when it comes to the tending to and nourishment of our own souls.
Leadership is a BIG topic and there are so many ways we can discuss it, think about it and live it as well. In saying that however, for so long now I think that leadership has been presented to us in a very narrow way, and where it is supposedly deeply tied with things such as power and authority. I absolutely love that we are now starting to both talk about, see, and live leadership as human beings in such a way that involves us talking about it in terms of empathy, compassion, heart and radical responsibility. And my guest on The Priestess Podcast today Luna Grace Isbell-Love is the perfect person to do that with. You are soon about to hear Luna speak of leadership in a way that you may never have before, and if that is the case, I hope it opens your eyes and heart to the knowing that you too are a leader and can be more so if you choose.
I am sure you don’t need me to tell you, or remind you, that the pace with which so many of us live in this modern world is frenetic, frantic and frenzied. All the EFFS! There always seems to be so much to DO and just being as a human can feel some days like it’s a distant desire. My guest on The Priestess Podcast today is the luminous Connie Chapman, someone whose work and presence I adore. Connie truly embodies her values as a woman and a business owner and so when I invited her on the show to talk about her passion for slowing down - simply slowing down and living a slower and more thoughtful, intuitive, guided existence - I knew she would deliver just that. If you need to take a breath right now - a little one - a big one - or one anywhere in between - you’re going to love Connie and her simple but powerful sharings on how to slow down and tune in to the true depth of your own wisdom.