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3 Signs Of Subconscious Patterns

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! I’m so excited to announce that my new book, “Spiritual Composting: Turning Your Shadow Into Your Greatest Ally” is now available on Kindle! This book is an offering of love to help all you DIY’ers to learn the simple (but not always easy) step-by-step process for identifying and rewriting painful, stuck, subconscious patterns.…

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What's the big deal with "Divine Purpose"? Who cares?

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey all you wild at heart thrivers, have you been getting bombarded by all sorts of messages about awakening your Divine Purpose? (Some of them were from me, it’s true : / ). I certainly have, and recently, I took a moment to think about it and thought, “What is the big deal, anyway?” Well,…

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Go Ask Alice Oracle & Spiritual Composting Under One Umbrella: The White Rabbit Speaks

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey friends! Did you know that I wrote an oracle? It’s true! It’s maybe another side of me you haven’t yet seen and I’m so excited to share all of me with you under one umbrella – here at my new epad! As the result of asking for a dream for the collective in 2008,…

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Feeding the Holy – Altars as the Mouth of God

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey beauties! I have a question for you. Have you ever thought about what the Holy eats? It’s something that’s only come into my consciousness over the past few years and continues to become a more and more profound question. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to learn, directly from one of my sacred…

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Making Love with GOD: Divine Co-Creation of Your Divine Purpose

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Woohoo, Wonderbeings! I’m so excited to say that my new website is officially up and ready to receive all the SuperSt*rs like you who are saying “YES” to live JOYFULLY outside the box! My personal mission is to help more and more of us who are choosing (or more accurately, really feel there is no…

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Doing the Hokey Pokey with Grief – Turning Harm into Harmony

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

I am so excited to be posting my VERY FIRST VIDEO BLOG EVER! Yeah! I wasn’t expecting to dive in quite yet. This new website (which I’m annoyingly excited about) has just a few little bits and bobs I’m attending to so that it’s super fun and inspiring to engage with. But I couldn’t help myself. This…

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Loving your Pain: A liberating journey through darkness

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

When I look at the rich and diverse ways that I have worked with people, and the rich and diverse group of people I have worked with, it might seem difficult to really wrap my head around the question “what do you do?”  But when I lay everything out and look for the common thread,…

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Signs of SUCCESS

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

I’ve been incredibly blessed with the opportunity to live in the Bay Area and connect with some really amazing holistic/spiritually centered women’s entrepreneurial communities, such as The Goddess Collective (Montclair, CA), and FEMtalks (Berkeley, CA). These communities are really supporting women in nurturing their Divine Feminine nature AND embracing success as entrepreneurs, which has been…

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Freedom of Forgiveness

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

As I continue to explore the quality of compassion, I am continually brought into the powerful reality that there is no way I can be free of old wounds that keep me feeling disempowered and victimized if I don’t forgive others. To hold onto the idea that someone is a perpetrator, is to also hold…

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The Secrets of Self Love

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

I remember a long time ago, having a bunch of chaos going on in my life. My boyfriend at the time just had no ability to stay centered and hold space for me. After one particularly frustrating evening, I found myself driving home early after a big eruption. I didn’t want anything but to just…

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3 Signs Of Subconscious Patterns

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! I’m so excited to announce that my new book, “Spiritual Composting: Turning Your Shadow Into Your Greatest Ally” is now available on Kindle! This book is an offering of love to help all you DIY’ers to learn the simple (but not always easy) step-by-step process for identifying and rewriting painful, stuck, subconscious patterns. To celebrate, I’m also doing a little video series that breaks down the steps. Here’s #1 in the series. The…

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Mixed Tape from the Goddess: Journey through Loss

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! Today I want to be brief with the words and offer up for you a musical journey. A mixed tape, if you will, from the Goddess. It’s a journey through loss. May it see you through into the light at the end of the tunnel and to your personal freedom and take you on a journey through loss that might support your graceful transition from emptiness into what lies on the other…

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Living Free from Regrets

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

As I have started to feel my energy return and seeing the light at the end of the long tunnel of loss I have been walking through, I’ve taken the time to feel into the many responses I have received from clients, friends and my community. I keep hearing so many stories about the intense heaviness of loss, and that some of us are able to really connect with the sweetness, the sacredness and the…

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What to do with regret & outrage?

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

I just want to say that I have been feeling the deep sense of outrage that has rippled through our community as the result of a continually failing “justice” system. We have so many people in jail and prison and there’s so much inconsistency in how punishments are handed down, and, truthfully, it feels like an immensely antiquated system that is creating more harm. As the veils thin and more and more humans are choosing…

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Fox Medicine: Being seen by the Divine

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

I have sat down several times, wondering how to share this week’s inspiration with you. Usually I have a clear idea that is just chomping at the bit to be liberated into the written word, but today (which makes perfect sense if you read on), the experience I want to share is so intense, I’m not sure how it will unfold. The message is waiting to be revealed and requiring that I simply sit down,…

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The Struggle After a Break-Through: How to navigate growth

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SupterSTAR! Tell me if you’ve had this experience before: You push through some old pattern. Years of old conditioning have come to the surface and you’ve taken the risk and done the hard work to move through into a new reality for yourself and just when you’re about to celebrate, you start to feel anxious. You get triggered. And it feels like everything just might all apart. It seems like often, after a great…

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What is Oscar the Grouch doing with The Goddess?

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Happy 13! Yes, it’s been 13 weeks (that’s a whole season’s worth!) since I started my journey with you, offering inspirations for a life outside the box, filled with magic, topped with limitless joy. To celebrate, I wanted to present you with a little riddle. What do Oscar the Grouch, The Goddess, and the Number 13 have in common? Check out my latest video to see what the heck I’m talking about: 13 is the…

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Don't Just Do Something; Stand There

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

We’re getting to the end of the hot and sultry days of Summer. And as I’ve been in the playful and very activated energy of it all, I had an invitation from Spirit come to me. It was to take a moment to be silent and to be receptive. Summertime (especially here in the Bay Area) is full of big plans, events, parties and expression. It’s a time for fireworks and celebration, and it can…

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Child Namaste Mudra

Gratitude Gravy: Pour it on THICK!

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

When I look at some of the biggest pearls of wisdom that I’ve learned in my relationship with the Divine Feminine, my baby steps into the shamanic realms, and learning indigenous traditions and teachings from different cultures, there’s one particular nugget that not only intersects all of these, it stands out as, probably, the number one practice that HEALS ALL SUFFERING, and UNLOCKS MANIFESTATION MAGIC. Want to know what it is? Check out this quickie…

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How to Approach the Divine

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Wow! I’m back after an amazing 2 weeks in New Mexico with one of the most amazing men I’ve ever had the honor to meet, Martin Prechtel. Every 6 months, I get to go off the grid and drop deep into the magic that unfolds in his school, Bolad’s Kitchen. And while I’ve continually felt that the mysteries and rich tapestries of indigenous origins that Martin weaves together with us is an absolutely lovely layer…

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The Elegant Break-Up: Dancing into Loss with Style & Grace

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

I hope you don’t mind that I’m going to get really personal today. This past week, I ended a really beautiful relationship. I have been seeing a great guy for almost two years. We have lots of fun when we’re together, the chemistry is fantastic, and he’s the man who opens the door for his woman, shows up with wine and thoughtful gifts, and shows support in all that I do. Seems crazy, right, to…

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Have you figured out your freakin' niche yet?

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey Superstar! Pssst! What’s your niche? If you’re at all like me, this simple question has caused hours of pondering, soul-searching, thinking you’ve found it, then realizing you didn’t. It’s been a real hair-puller for me. Just the other day, though, I had a HUGE “Ah-Ha!” moment that helped me to shed the light on this continually elusive answer. Not only did I find my answer, I found THE KEY to discover who your ideal…

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Joyful Depression

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

As I have been walking, eyes wide open, through the grief process, I had a really powerful “Ah-ha” moment I’d like to share with you. I hope it helps ANYONE WHO SUFFERS FROM DEPRESSION. I know that it has helped me. I am going to get really vulnerable here and share some really personal information. It’s difficult to be so raw and open, but I think it’s important and can be a big help to…

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Spiritual Interstitial Space

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

As you may know, I have been in a deep process of letting go. There have been several deaths and lots of loss and grieving in my life, and while it has been incredibly challenging and requiring presence, gentleness, and LOTS OF REST, it’s also been a potent teacher and guide. I’ve found that this interstitial space, this in-between place that is empty IS THE GREAT MYSTERY, from which all possibility arises. Even though it…

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The Secrets of Self Love

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

I remember a long time ago, having a bunch of chaos going on in my life. My boyfriend at the time just had no ability to stay centered and hold space for me. After one particularly frustrating evening, I found myself driving home early after a big eruption. I didn’t want anything but to just relax and enjoy and he just couldn’t be there for me. So, there I was, diving home and I started…

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Freedom of Forgiveness

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

As I continue to explore the quality of compassion, I am continually brought into the powerful reality that there is no way I can be free of old wounds that keep me feeling disempowered and victimized if I don’t forgive others. To hold onto the idea that someone is a perpetrator, is to also hold onto the reality of victimhood. This is one coin and it is impossible to just throw one side away. So,…

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Signs of SUCCESS

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

I’ve been incredibly blessed with the opportunity to live in the Bay Area and connect with some really amazing holistic/spiritually centered women’s entrepreneurial communities, such as The Goddess Collective (Montclair, CA), and FEMtalks (Berkeley, CA). These communities are really supporting women in nurturing their Divine Feminine nature AND embracing success as entrepreneurs, which has been so life altering for me! It’s helped me to let go of old paradigms about being successful, making an abundant…

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Loving your Pain: A liberating journey through darkness

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

When I look at the rich and diverse ways that I have worked with people, and the rich and diverse group of people I have worked with, it might seem difficult to really wrap my head around the question “what do you do?”  But when I lay everything out and look for the common thread, what I find is that the practice of loving my pain is at the core of my personal healing practice…

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Doing the Hokey Pokey with Grief – Turning Harm into Harmony

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

I am so excited to be posting my VERY FIRST VIDEO BLOG EVER! Yeah! I wasn’t expecting to dive in quite yet. This new website (which I’m annoyingly excited about) has just a few little bits and bobs I’m attending to so that it’s super fun and inspiring to engage with. But I couldn’t help myself. This transmission came through about grief and I just had to share it. It felt too important to wait. If you stick with…

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Making Love with GOD: Divine Co-Creation of Your Divine Purpose

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Woohoo, Wonderbeings! I’m so excited to say that my new website is officially up and ready to receive all the SuperSt*rs like you who are saying “YES” to live JOYFULLY outside the box! My personal mission is to help more and more of us who are choosing (or more accurately, really feel there is no choice about it) to live outside the comfort zone, far beyond the mainstream and at the edge of the Mystery,…

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Feeding the Holy – Altars as the Mouth of God

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey beauties! I have a question for you. Have you ever thought about what the Holy eats? It’s something that’s only come into my consciousness over the past few years and continues to become a more and more profound question. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to learn, directly from one of my sacred altars, that an altar is actually a mouth of God:dess/Creator. It’s a place where we receive Divine wisdom and inspiration.…

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Go Ask Alice Oracle & Spiritual Composting Under One Umbrella: The White Rabbit Speaks

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey friends! Did you know that I wrote an oracle? It’s true! It’s maybe another side of me you haven’t yet seen and I’m so excited to share all of me with you under one umbrella – here at my new epad! As the result of asking for a dream for the collective in 2008, I was guided to decipher the archetypal wisdom held within the Alice in Wonderland Adventures and it became a wildly…

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What's the big deal with "Divine Purpose"? Who cares?

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey all you wild at heart thrivers, have you been getting bombarded by all sorts of messages about awakening your Divine Purpose? (Some of them were from me, it’s true : / ). I certainly have, and recently, I took a moment to think about it and thought, “What is the big deal, anyway?” Well, I took a moment to think about it and then share a little bit about why knowing and living in…

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Holding the Light

Sacred Passages – The Grace inside of Grief & Loss

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Have you been experiencing intense loss and change too? It seems like there has been so many powerful life transitions right now and my heart is feeling really full of all that this process brings: grief, beauty and grace. This past month has been full of death, loss, and a call to grieve on a level I haven’t experienced in several years, yet I’ve felt the most blessed I can recall in many years as…

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Running on Empty – The Up-Side

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

As my journey continues to walk me through more loss, I’ve felt myself like a dreamy shell, emptied out, raw, vulnerable and transparent. As I’ve gone into this experience, deeply and slowly, I’ve realized that I have been blessed with some insights that have made this process an immense blessing, full of graciousness, and I wanted to share it with you so that, in your times of loss, you can fully receive all that is…

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