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A Dream of Light & Darkness + I’m coming back to you

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

It’s been a very very long time since I last posted here. I took a wise and helpful hiatus from creating posts and dove deep into building a business of integrity after investing in some business mentorship that helped me to have a structure from which to refine and expand. I’ve focused on creating a successful business from this structure and as the foundation became set, my business took off and I’ve been in a beautiful rabbit hole of success, service, deeply nourishing personal growth, heartache, triumph oh and did I mention magic and sacredness? Things are only continuing to grow and expand in beautiful ways, but I realized that I do have spaciousness and am being called to share with you what I am learning. So, I’m dedicating some of my time (as much as possible), as my gift to you, to offer insights, tools and practices that have...

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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 3 Signs Of Subconscious Patterns. Take a moment to check this out to see if YOU are the victim of subconscious patterns. Enjoy!

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Guilty About Being Happy? Here's A Solution.

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Have you ever found yourself feeling guilty about being happy? Or held a judgment that it’s not right to be successful or joyful or lighthearted when there is so much pain, poverty and suffering in the world? I have and have found that most of my clients are held back by this guilt for all sorts of reasons. What do we do when we are aware of the pain of others? Is it okay to laugh when there is so much suffering? This latest video blog offers insight to help you reclaim your joy and still honor those who are stuck in misery.  

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No Such Thing As Self Sabotage

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Can you believe it? Yup, there is no such thing as self-sabotage. Watch this 3 minute video to get this radical, life-changing scoop. And if you like what you’ve heard, maybe you want to sign up for my newsletter where you’ll get extra gifts, tips and other goodies (like the inside scoop to my upcoming healing Sacred Plant Medicine Ceremonies) to live a more graceful, successful and joyful life – not just in your career, but in your personal life as well. Subscribe to my newsletter * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Email Format html text

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Want To Know My Biggest Secret?

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey Superstar! I’m so excited to be back into making my video blogs. I know many of you were disappointed when I stopped. I was too! But it was important for me to focus on remaking my business. Now the structure is strong and elegant and operating smoothly so I can now dive back into serving up hot fresh content, so without further ado . . . I wanted to go deep and raw and really share with you my deepest fears around my success to help you break through whatever is keeping you playing small. Today’s video blog is a potent one. Check out this video and then come back to read the juicy finale: So, I thought I was indestructibly confident. I’d faced all sorts of fears and come through without regrets. I thought nothing could throw me off, but . . . what I realized, as my...

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Work got you in the fetal position?

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

I just had to share this hilarious article from The Onion. And reflect that, well, it’s funny because it’s true. We love these jabs about our jobs, but deep down, most of us, at least 2 out of 3 according to studies, are doing work that we don’t feel passionate about. In fact, 66% of us are outright unhappy. That’s at least 8 hours of your waking life every day you are unhappy! http://www.theonion.com/video/more-office-workers-switching-to-fetal-position-de,36240/ No surprise that when 1500 elders were interviewed in a Cornell University study, their biggest words of advice were “Don’t do work that makes you unhappy.” But fears about such a huge transition and all it could entail: losing income, status, and feeling like a failure all add up to keep us feeling stuck. If you’re feeling chained to your desk, knowing deep down you have gifts that are wasting away while you slave away at...

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F*@k Monday!

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Your alarm goes off and your whole body screams “NO!” as you hit the snooze, dreading another day at a j.o.b. that pays your bills, but is killing your soul. You down some coffee (cold, because it’s from yesterday) and rush out the door, once more beating up on yourself because you were going to pack a healthy lunch, but it took you so long to drag yourself out of bed, there’s no time for that today. Another day consumed by a job you feel chained to. Another day your superpowers don’t get to shine. Another day of your precious life that you don’t get to do what you love or nourish your soul. You’ve thought about quitting, but the first thing that hits is “I can’t afford to quit. How will I pay my rent?” What if you didn’t have to choose between your soul-sucking job and the poorhouse?...

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Getting Below the Surface

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey, SuperSTAR! I want to apologize for not posting here last week. I’ve had some unexpected and currently unexplained physical challenges that kept me from doing a video. I did, however, send out a newsletter, so if you’re not on my mailing list, here’s a great reason to join up now (it’s right up there where there’s a space for your name and email). I send out some special things in my newsletter that don’t make it to my blog, and I prioritize my newsletter over the blog, so get on the magic carpet ride and don’t miss out again! On with this week’s Goddess Diary! The Old Lady Crone gets dismissed a LOT. She has lost Her youthful charm, and is often overlooked and dismissed because She’s slow and saggy, but She has a really helpful message that She wants me to share with you today. And at the...

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Speaking Grief

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! Apparently, the intensity is not letting up. Are you feeling it? EVERYONE I talk to is going through a hard time. There are LOTS of feelings: old, new, who knows from where, bubbling up right now. If you’ve been riding waves of emotion, you are DEFINITELY NOT ALONE! It’s all over the place. It came bubbling up in me just yesterday, and what I did is the thing you’re not supposed to do. Check out this week’s Goddess Diary to see what happened. As an optimist, a teacher, a counselor and spiritual leader, I feel like, while it is ESSENTIAL to embrace the full spectrum, it is also a tricky edge to vent grief. Creating more negativity in the world is NOT on my “To Do” list. But acknowledging it and exploring WHAT to do with it when it comes on like a tsunami feels CRITICAL! We all,...

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Talk truthy to me

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! Wow, it is so uncanny! The Goddess always shows up potently in sync with the archetypes we are focusing on in the Living Wisdom School! The Goddess of Transformation we are focusing on this month is the Initiatress, who helps us bring ourselves, our relationships and our experiences into alignment with our highest truth through our courageous choices to speak up when things feel wonky. Have you ever had an exchange that left you feeling heavy, discombobulated, and fixating on it in your head? If so, you’ll LOVE today’s Goddess Diary. I am usually really great at saying what’s on my mind, but recently hit a challenging wobble and wanted to share it with you. I was recently at a ceremony with a community I feel are very much mi familia. When it was my turn to pray, someone who is seen by me and many in my...

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Un-Break Your Self

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! Have you ever felt broken? Like, there were either too many times you made bad decisions, or too many f*&ked up things happened to you to cause damage for you to EVER get on track and have a good life? Or maybe life’s knocks have somehow convinced you that what you thought might be possible: Those dreams and all that magic you believed in as a kid. It just can’t happen now. It’s not real. It was just a fantasy. Get this week’s download on how to shake the inner nag and UNBREAK YOUR SELF. It seems like no matter how much healing I do, there is still a part of me who is still holding the echo of “broken,” and when I get tripped up, it all comes spilling out. I actually think that is a good thing. Why? I believe we all chose the challenges we...

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Step Away from the Mundane

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR *|FNAME|*! Has this ever happened to you? Those waves of negativity that roll in and EVERYTHING SEEMS WRONG? I’m a pretty die-hard optimist, with a strong faith that I am guided by sacred guardians and allies and, despite challenging times, I will always come out ahead, and then . . . Something can come along (usually it’s a few things all at once) that triggers my biggest insecurities and BAM! All of a sudden, everything is WRONG. The story that runs for me is that I’ve just made too many mistakes for things to work out well for me. It’s all f*&k3d up and there’s no coming back. Click here to find out what I do to pull myself out of the sh*t tsunami. Fortunately, I’ve had priceless help from my work with the Sacred Feminine to show me how to navigate my way out of those waves...

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Releasing Shame

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! If you are a human being who, like the majority of us, can feel the difference between right and wrong (ie: NOT A SOCIOPATH), you dance with shame on a regular basis. Some of us do it more than others, but truly, if we are feeling human beings, one of those feelings that cycle through is shame. Shame is a SUPERPOWER. If we could harness the potency of shame we could probably quit worrying about renewable energy all together. Especially since shame just does not seem to go away, no matter how many self-help books we read or inner work we do. The problem is, shame is not helpful. In fact, it is incredibly harmful to us, not just as individuals, keeping us small and disconnected from ourselves. Shame is, according to Brene Brown (and I am definitely summarizing here), at the heart of what seems to be...

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Reclaim Your Body

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! How many times have you felt like you needed to alter the way you dress so that you would be treated better? Whether it was making yourself look sexier or hiding your sexy self so you wouldn’t get harassed, most of us goddesses have felt like we had to manipulate our authentic self-expression to be safe, get ahead, be seen, be respected or just be in the world. My guess is that there are ingrained habits most of us don’t even think about that have worked their way into our daily practices that are based in pleasing others. It causes me grief, and when I really dig deep, sometimes rage, to realize that the beauty of the feminine form has been so distorted, objectified and controlled instead of honored as beautiful, sacred and the precious and miraculous gift it is. If you’ve ever censored yourself to feel safe...

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Turn your GRRRR into Bio-Fuel

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! Have you ever noticed how exhausting stress can be? It taxes the immune system and makes your whole nervous system all haywire. The worst part of it is that it’s usually during stressful times that we most need our precious energy. What if you could transform your stress into helpful energy for your body so you actually had that extra surge to get you through your hard times? Check out the download on how to turn your GRRRRR into bio-fuel. It may take time and practice, but it’s SUCH a worthy investment! When we attach old opinions, stories and limiting beliefs to experiences, we automatically trigger emotional responses. We also tend to get really attached to our feelings, which is harmful because feelings tend to need to flow. They get triggered and need expression and release. The combination of getting stuck in the stories and the old stagnant...

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Sexual Bliss 101

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! So, what the heck IS Sexual Bliss Through Good Housekeeping, anyway? I’ve been spending the past 15 years trying to really crystallize it into a format that I can share with others, but here’s the most basic nugget of wisdom I can share . . . It’s about tuning into the Zen-like flow of my own biorhythms and paying attention to how they can dance with the natural flow of the elements all around me so that everything I do is filled with a sense of ease, magic and bliss: from my daily “toilette” to housecleaning to intimate connections with my beloved and self-care practices. It’s fully in alignment with the Goddess of Love because she is all about honoring the body as a temple: “All acts of love and pleasure are Her rituals,” and giving to yourself and to others from a place of abundance manifests opulence...

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My issues with LOVE

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! Are you like me? Someone who has learned how to be independent, sovereign and able to function really well as a soloist? But also finding that maybe that BIG L hasn’t made it’s way to you despite your loving nature? I’ve got some big tips on how to stay HEALTHY, SOVEREIGN AND CALL IN ALL THE LOVE YOU WANT. Here’s the Big Scoop on the Big L. In my attempts at not falling into a co-dependent relationship and stepping into my power, it seems as though I stepped a little too far into the realms of Sovereignty to truly receive the BIG LOVE I have been calling in for myself. It makes sense. We get hurt and, if we are doing our work, we see what it was that brought on that hurt, and sometimes our response is to step a little too far in the other direction...

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Love as your greatest weapon

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! Are you feeling the immense weight of what’s happening in the world? Do you feel overwhelmed with grief, worry and hopelessness at times? Me too! What can we do about it? It may feel like nothing, but that’s just not true. You can do A LOT! Catch this week’s inspiration for transforming your grief into a weapon of Mass ELATION. This month, the Goddess of Love is here to remind us that the potent frequency of LOVE can transform everything that is heavy and negative into bliss, or at least something that feels really good: peace, joy, kindness, generosity . . . Grief is something that needs to be honored, expressed and released, but when it isn’t released it gets lodged in the body and gets in the way of our ability to experience joy. When that happens, we end up spreading the grief. Even if we do...

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Love Magic

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! Are you in the market for more love? Single and hoping to find “the one?” Or maybe you have a relationship, but the love that once flowed freely is a little trickle that could use a booster? Yes? Then this week’s Goddess Diary is for YOU! Any journey one takes starts with the self. We have to prepare, we have to make sure we are fit for the trip, we are responsible for gathering the resources we need before we head out. The journey into love is no different. Most of of think that if we do lots of great things for other people, then they will love us. That is the greatest misconception. I was raised in a really great home where “Do unto others” was practiced and taking care of others before taking care of the self was the order of the day. What it lead...

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Trade in the F Bomb for a Love Bomb

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Do you drop the F bomb like a hot potato? Would you like to put even MORE POWER into your words? I have a little download this week about shifting your mood (and the mood of everyone around you) by making one simple shift in your language. It’s directly from the expressive mouth of the Muse as she starts to transition toward the Goddess of Love. I’m a little under the weather and to be kind and gentle with myself, I’m going to skip the video blog this time. Thanks for understanding! So, that old stand-by, the F Bomb. It can come in handy when you’re trying to get someone’s attention, drive a point home, or really emphasize and express the immensity of what you’re feeling, especially when directing it towards a stranger or, even worse, someone you know and are upset at. It may not seem like that big...

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Confessions from the Dork Side

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! Are you a reformed dork like me (I’ve actually reclaimed my inner dork)? You know who you are. You used to make sure you sat at the front of class so you didn’t miss anything and your Trapper Keeper was full of notes you took in class because you actually wanted to remember and understand what the teacher was saying. Maybe, too, like me, you were also horrified of being made fun of, and yet it happened loads because, well, you were a dork! Fortunately, I found a really effective and maybe surprising way to be impervious to the laughter of others and honor my authenticity, even if it meant letting my dork-side out. Check out my Confessions from the Dork Side HERE. So, ironically, purposefully creating opportunities for people to laugh at us can be the very most powerful liberator from the fear of being mocked. It...

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Goddess Mash-Up

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! Are you like me? Someone who LOVES hearing old songs mixed in with new ones? Or really awesome remixes of old classics? How about when you taste a classic recipe with a new twist? It’s so great, right? Something that strikes a familiar cord and yet invites in something fresh and new. How about if we tried it with the Divine Feminine? Sacrilege you say? MAYBE, but only in the BEST possible ways! CLICK HERE FOR THE SCOOP ON THE GODDESS HYBRID As I’ve been offering my channeled journeys with the 13 Goddesses of the Living Wisdom School on a weekly basis through my WISE phone calls, AND holding Sacred Circles each month with each of these archetypes in the Living Wisdom School AS WELL AS tuning in to the Goddess frequencies on my monthly Human Spirit Radio Show, I’ve noticed that I am going through large and...

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#1 Magic Killer

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! Do you often find yourself disappointed in people and experiences? This week’s Goddess Diary entry will help you to drop the disappointment and step into the magic. CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S INSPIRATION Most of us take great comfort in being able to predict outcomes. It’s some sort of gauge of our sanity, our capability to navigate a world of ups and downs, but predictions lead to expectations, and expectations create a standard that keeps us from appreciating what IS there, it kills the Magic (the Holies are NOT INTERESTED in meeting our expectations, nor do they want their immense offerings to be compared to our limited human ideas of what should be), and it keeps us stuck in a predictable progression that allows for very little variety. BORING! How fun is it to plan a surprise for someone and, before they can even receive your gift, they...

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Plant Medicine Magic

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! We’ve already talked about cultivating relationships with Nature: plants, animals and the elements. But sometimes we forget that Nature is in our everyday lives, even when we’re not outdoors among the trees. What about what you put in your body to feel good? Whether it’s an aspirin, tea, flower essences, supplements, tinctures, prescriptions or herbs that alter your consciousness, we rely on plants almost every day (beyond our food) to help us have more strength, vitality and health. My question for you is “Are you getting the most out of these relationships?” Would you like to? Step on this week’s magic carpet ride and learn how to get the most out of your medicines. Think about this: Everything you put into your body becomes a part of you. Everything you put into your body has a potent influence on what you become. As soon as something goes into...

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Sexual Sovereignty

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

What were the values and ideas about sexuality that were practiced in your home? For me, it was one simple phrase that covered sex, drugs & rock-n-roll: “Just say ‘NO!'” And I did . . . for a while. But when I finally decided to step outside the lines of expectation, there was a whole world of possibility and I had no clue how to navigate it. It’s taken me an embarrassingly long time to finally step into my sexual sovereignty and I thought I would share my personal experience so that anyone else out there wading through the same sea of possibility without any sense of framework or anchor can benefit from my bumps, bruises and complete capsizes. CLICK HERE FOR THE 411 on how to claim your own Sexual Sovereignty. Our sexual energy is the origin point of our life force. How we share it, express it, satisfy...

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