It’s always so beautiful for me to interview people for The Priestess Podcast who are passionate about what they do and the gifts they bring into the world. And such is the case with my guest today - Ashni - who you are about to find out has a deep love and passion for flowers. And that passion is one I absolutely share. Ashni is a flower essence therapist and in this episode she speaks to the beauty, wisdom and healing properties of flowers and how they are so often a mirror of our own spiritual journeys. It’s the perfect episode once you have finished listening - to go out and buy yourself a bunch of flowers or spend time in your garden with these divine gifts from Mother Earth.
You, like me, probably think you know what self-care means. Even if you are not necessarily ‘doing’ it well for yourself. However do we really know what self-care and tending to ourselves with tenderness actually is? Or are we still a part of the media machine that tells us that self-care is really about bubble baths or going for a walk and doing something to improve or better ourselves? My guest on The Priestess Podcast today - Mara Glatzel - is a fan of a bubble bath as am I. But you are soon to learn from Mara that self-care is about so much more than something we may ever be able to Instagram. It’s about deep exploration and being in relation with oneself, curiosity, setting boundaries, difficult conversations with people we love and leaning into the discomfort of asking for what we truly need.
What does it really mean to be a Queen? The Queen of your own life, body, feelings, experiences, thoughts. And more. The Queen of it all. When we think about the Queen Archetype it’s easy to just see what is on the surface. Someone who is regal, a leader, confident, wears her crown with pride. But embodying the Queen archetype as my incredible guest on the podcast today Nehanda Yemaya Imana shares with us is so much more than that. Being a true Queen in our own life and world is all about taking full responsibility for who we are - who we are not - and who we are becoming. This undoubtedly includes all of our darkness and shadow. Those parts of ourselves that we would rather deny or push away. True Queens face up. Face in. And own all of who they are. May you, as you walk your own version of Queendom in your life - do all of these things - and more.
Love. That’s what my guest on The Priestess Podcast today - Phoebe Mwanza - believes is the deep connection and link between our spirituality and social justice. A human rights lawyer, social justice advocate and podcaster, Phoebe, as an African Australian woman, carries in her heart a lifetime of experiences that have lead her to a place of being passionate about supporting and speaking up about important social and political issues that need to be more widely addressed. Phoebe shares with us in this episode how her spiritual re-awakening in her 30’s ignited this passion and how we can all do better as human beings for each other at both a soul and embodied level.