San Francisco’s Leading Spiritual Success Mentor
Amanda Elo'Esh Johnsen, MA
International Speaker, Teacher & Author
“The REAL DEAL”
That’s what I hear most from my clients, when we break through old limiting beliefs and sabotaging behaviors that had kept them stuck, needlessly, for years is “You’re the REAL DEAL!” That’s because I’ve walked in your shoes.
Bringing Sacred Back
Amanda Elo'Esh Johnsen, MA
Amanda Elo'Esh has been given spiritual gifts that have been a comfort and great support throughout her life. She has been able to access "Source" wisdom, which helped her to participate in programs for gifted children, and given her secrets for healing her own emotional and physical traumas, as well as providing guidance through obstacles and suffering.
Amanda has been able to heal from physical birth defects, auto-immune deficiency, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive thoughts, body dysmorphic disorder, an eating disorder, and suicidal thoughts, as well as depression and PTSD by tapping into the infinite wisdom available to each of us.
Amanda recognized early on that, despite her many challenges, she also had great resources to cope with her human journey. She has been passionate about discovering the secrets to helping others to access their own unique and
Unlock Your Success Code: Subconscious Success Repatterning, Go Ask Alice Oracle & Tea Party Game, forthcoming Sexual Bliss Through Good Housekeeping: The Extraordinary Woman’s Guide To Having It ALL!
sacred relationship with everything that is greater than us that wishes us well.
She has applied her spiritual guidance as well as her academic experience in a lifelong commitment to bridging science and spirituality, and providing powerful, effective, and results-focused practices, healing ceremonies, and personal mentorship to help others tap into the unimaginable happiness that come from having a personal relationship with Source.
Her commitment is to help everyone who is ready to access their inalienable sovereignty, liberate themselves from subconscious programs, and to bring loving kindness, compassion, connection, and limitless joy to humanity.
She is committed to being an ally and dismantling the internalized racism and other harmful programs that are creating darkness and divisiveness into our world today.
World Class Teachers
Amanda's teachers include elders & wisdom keepers from the Penobscot, Lokota, Hopi, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Newe, Maasai, Hindu, Pagan, Sufi, Shipibo, Mestizo, Christian, Buddhist, Pagan, Mayan & Hebrew traditions.
My passion is to help heart-centered, professional women to make friends with their shadow so it acts as their #1 ally instead of their saboteur.
I was there too. Feeling chained to my computer and dying on the inside because I knew that there was something BIG I was here to do and it was fading away as, day in and day out, I did work I wasn’t passionate about, spinning my wheels trying to find the magic key to my success. All the while, knowing the big difference I wanted to make was waiting in the dusty corners of my imagination. Sound familiar?
Is all your time consumed in just getting by?
When you’re not living your purpose, all that hope, passion and joy start to fade away. You start to forget how powerful and magical you are. Every day you do the same routine, with no energy or vision for the bigger purpose your soul is aching to live. Your gifts feel heavy and a sense of worthlessness and hopelessness can arise. It’s easy to let the safety of a j.o.b. or the same old routines in your business keep you from your life’s purpose and to let the fear of the unknown stop you from breaking through and realizing your dreams, but when you have guaranteed mentorship and a solid plan, it can be exciting instead of paralyzing.
You’re not broken!
Ninety percent of what we do is ruled by our subconscious. That’s why, no matter what you do (classes, spiritual practices and workshops) the same old patterns and feelings of “stuckness” seem to never go away. You’re not broken! You just need someone who knows how to help you get down into that 90% so you can make a REAL DIFFERENCE in your own life, and then make the BIG IMPACT in the lives of those you came here to serve.
For over 30 years,
I’ve studied, researched and transformed lives with my discoveries about the subconscious mind.
It can keep us stuck playing small, but it can also help us achieve our dreams and make miracles happen! I’ve had my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology since 2008. I founded the Living Wisdom School, and was invited to study and work intimately with Vice Presidential Candidate & Visionary, Barbara Marx Hubbard on her last book launch. I’ve had the opportunity to travel to over 20 countries as an international speaker, teacher & spiritual leader in places like Auroville, India and the Prana Festival in New Zealand. I was invited to serve as a shaman with a Shipibo tribe in the Amazon. I live at the gorgeous Center for Living Wisdom which has hosted world-class performers, teachers and healers such as John Densmore of The Doors, Mayan Shamans, and Tibetan Lamas.
NONE OF THESE AMAZING THINGS WOULD HAVE HAPPENED HAD I LET MY FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN KEEP ME STUCK IN MY SAFE RUT.
But my life hasn’t always been full of magic and wonder.
On Summer Solstice 2000, I married the love of my life, but by 2001 it had started to fall apart. My dream became a nightmare as my beloved husband became addicted to methamphetamines. I watched him turn into someone I no longer recognized. He turned our home and my life into a toxic waste dump.
On Valentine’s Day 2002, I was in court fighting for a restraining order against the man I thought I’d spend the rest of my life with. In the middle of this madness, a message came loud and clear. "This is not a punishment; this is your strength training course" because I was here to do something bigger, but was stuck in fear, self-doubt, and a core wound that told me I didn't deserve happiness.
I was letting fear run the show and it would always be one step ahead.
I had stepped away from my spiritual connection, believing it was only granted to me because of my Christian beliefs. I had just started doing yoga, meditating, and discovering a spiritual path that was free from dogma, and more aligned with my unique gifts, challenges, beliefs, and my soul's noble purpose (which I had yet to discover, but I could feel pulsing inside and aching to be expressed).
During this intense time of dissolving and transformation, I started to connect back in with the Source wisdom I once, mistakenly thought was only a gift I could access by being religious.
The Sacred Feminine came into my life and started to show Herself to me, to comfort me, and gave me guidance how to respond to the challenges I was facing. She let me know I was going to survive, and that I should pay attention to the practices I was implementing so I could help others to navigate their own challenges and emerge on the other side stronger, wiser, and better off for the experience.
Ever since then, I have been devoted to helping all who seek, to find their own inalienable access to Source wisdom, in whatever form it comes, so that we can all live free, sovereign, and empowered to be the light we so desperately need in the world.
I know you believe that “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” Stop Waiting! Start living your full potential now! The world needs you to be in your full power, sharing your gifts, and shining your light!
Education, Experience and Initiation:
Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology & Expressive Arts Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies with Certification in Integrative Medicine Guided Imagery from California Pacific Medicine General, The Institute for Health & Healing, and Marin Cancer Resource Center.
30 + years study and research of the subconscious mind, including teaching and speaking about her research all over the world, including Auroville, India, Prana Festival in New Zealand, Esalen, Google, and California Institute of Integral Studies. Founder of the Church of Living Wisdom, ordained priestess, minister for Medicine Path Native American Church (2012-2019), Master Shipibo Shaman and shamanic sound healer. 20 + years helping a wide range of clients heal from cancer, PTSD, grief & loss, career challenges, relationship challenges & loss, insomnia, chronic pain, and low self-esteem.
Over 15 years mentoring people one-on-one and in groups.
Author of "Unlock Your Success Code," and the "Go Ask Alice Oracle & Tea Party Game," co-author of “Holistic Fashionista Memoirs” & forthcoming author of “Sexual Bliss Through Good Housekeeping: The Extraordinary Woman’s Guide To Having It ALL!”.
Studied with: Barbara Marx Hubbard, Vice Presidential candidate, author and founder of Agents of Conscious Evolution. Martin Prechtel, author, speaker and teacher (Bolad’s Kitchen & Flowering Mountain). George Gray Eagle Bertlestein, Medicine man, spiritual leader and counselor (Medicine Path Native American Church). Ariel Spilsbury, founder of 13 Moon Mystery School & author of 13 Moon Oracle & Mayan Oracle. Tata Erick Gonzalez, Shaman and Wisdom Keeper (Earth People’s United).
In 2003, Amanda Elo’esh was ordained as a Priestess in the 13 Moon Mystery School and in 2012 she founded The Living Wisdom School, which became The Church of Living Wisdom in March, 2019. In 2010, Amanda completed the 9 Fires Mayan shamanic initiation with OmeAkaEhekatl Tat Erick Gonzalez, is initiated as a Master Shipibo Shaman and continues to deepen her relationship with the Earth and all that is Sacred through her regular participation as a member of and minister for the Medicine Path Native American Church, as Founder, President, and Visionary of the Church of Living Wisdom, and through her studies with Martin Prechtel in Bolad’s Kitchen.