I remember the first time I saw a tarot deck - it was in a movie - and shuffling the cards was a very cranky looking crone who was about to use them to dispense some hard learned wisdom to the young woman sitting opposite her. From that moment on I believed for a long time that tarot cards were really only something that someone else used to read for you and that they were used to tell your fortune. Many moons later I have now come to understand tarot as something that is a creative tool for self-expression and spiritual journeying and as my wonderful guest today - Jerico Mandybur - is about to share with us for self-care and healing as well. If you have never thought of using tarot for your own wellness before Jerico is about to share with you how you can do exactly that.
We are living in a time of great hurry, flurry, busyness and hustle. Even if we try to resist such things, they still swirl around us and can be hard to ignore or not fall into. The result of this is, I believe, many of us are craving more simple lives that echo the times of our grandmothers, great grandmothers and beyond. Lives that are more simple, more soulful and more sacred. My guest on The Priestess Podcast today is Megan Dalla Camina and she has written a beautiful book called ‘Simple, Soulful, Sacred’ - and it’s a gift for our times on how we can create lives that are just that. Megan’s wise and wonderful writing and thoughts on this topic feel like a hustle antidote and are inspiring in their simplicity on how very small and tangible choices and changes are available to us all - every day - if we choose them. The result? A more simple, soulful and sacred life.
I love it when people surprise you - in a good way. And that’s what happened in the opening moments of my interview today with Dr Rebecca Ray, author of The Universe Listens to Brave. Rebecca is a clinical psychologist and openly admits at the start of our chat today that she has experienced many personal and emotional issues of her own that have seen her have to really wrestle with her own fear, inner critic, relationship with bravery and her sense of self. It’s incredibly refreshing to hear from someone who is upheld as a professional in the area of mental wellbeing and has such a significant online following as well. If you’re currently seeking some more courage and bravery in your life right now, this episode with Dr Rebecca is going to become a favourite.
Is it really possible to be both strong and soft as a person? Can you have boundaries and also be vulnerable with yourself and others? What does it truly mean to be strong? Does softness mean what we really think it does? We dive into all of these questions and more today on The Priestess Podcast with my guest Emily Cassel. Emily was once a highly self-critical type A perfectionist who avoided vulnerability and softness in her life, until she realised both - combined with action orientated and forward moving strength - was the pathway to her own form of success and fulfillment. When you listen in to her journey and wisdom today you may just find it’s a pathway for you too.