Kali on Shiva

Playing Etch-A-Sketch with Kali Ma?

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperStar! Have you ever had just a complete Etch-A-Sketch moment? By that, I mean a time when it feels like the Powers That Be have taken your life and shaken it up until there’s nothing but a blank slate left. Today I’m going to share with you an intense story of how Kali Ma came to me and initiated me personally. It was, indeed, an Etch-A-Sketch experience. One of many, in fact. It’s vulnerable…

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Kali Native American Snake Goddess

Exchanging Rage for Bliss

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! Of course you’ve never done this yourself, but have you ever been aware of someone feeling a lot of rage and suppressing it? Putting a tight lid on that pressure cooker so no one will know there is a bubbling molten lava explosion just aching to bust out and level everything? You may also be aware that if that pressure cooker isn’t given an opportunity to let off some steam, the consequences can…

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Tempe Lingam Yoni Shrine

Jesus & Kali walk into a cemetery . . .

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! I thought it would be amusing to check my “Schedule for planned newsletter topics” that I created recently so I could have a more concrete structure for how I organize my offerings. HAA HAA HAA! So much lately is uncertain that setting up structure has sometimes seemed like a ridiculous obsessive and pointless ritual. But, when I tuned in to what I had planned, Presencing Beauty, and felt into all that I have…

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Moon Owl Priestess

Priestess Lip Service?

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperStar! There has been a LOT more use of the word Priestess these days. Women are calling themselves Priestess left and right. In some ways, it feels so good that the word can be used without hesitation, without fear, without recrimination, BUT, ironically, I often feel like women are giving themselves that title to serve their egos and their public personas, and that is completely contradictory to my personal definition of a Priestess. If…

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Spider Woman Weaving Mudra

Spider Mudra for Healing

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Wow, wow, wow! Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a true healer? Are people just born with it, or what? If you’ve been on this journey with me for a little while, you already know that I have a potent connection with Spider Woman (the WEAVER of the COSMOS). She has come to me many times and shared with me magical practices that have changed my life and the lives of those…

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Not YOU again!

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a hopeless rut because some issue you’ve done loads of work on comes back into your life as if you’d never done anything at all to heal? Don’t get discouraged! You are NOT alone! Get this week’s inspiration on how to dance with old demons in new ways and quit feeling like you’re stuck in an endless rut. (Oh! And make sure you get my…

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beauty broken and cracked

Are you starving the Holy?

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey Beauti-full! Have you been withholding your brilliance because you’re afraid it’s “not good enough?” Way too many of us SuperPowered women (and men) on the path of service are withholding our most delicious offerings to the Holy and the rest of the world because we compare what we are putting out there to others. We keep those beautiful – even if slightly lop-sided or ragged on the edges – gifts to ourselves, afraid that…

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mudra

Sacred Sign Language of The Priestess

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! As The Living Wisdom School emerges from the Chrysalis Temple with the Sacred frequency of the Goddess of Compassion, I am reminded of the potency of one of the Goddess’s Power Tools: Mudra (it’s a yoga for the hands). I also like to refer to it as Sacred Sign Language for communication with the Holy. My first practices, just out of a book (Healing Mudras by Sabrina Mesko), brought potent, quick and clear…

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Loving touch in the hospital

Empowered in the Hospital

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTARS! Hopefully you have never had to be in a hospital (except for a healthy, successful birth), but chances are, you or someone you know have taken an unexpected visit either to visit a loved one, or because you’ve needed care yourself. As you probably know, it can be a really stressful place to be on top of the pain and other discomfort of being treated in the hospital. I was reminded of how…

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White Stag

The White Stag & The Great Mother

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Happy time of celebrating the coming of Spring, SuperSTAR! What a powerful time! Here in the Bay Area, the rain has returned to bless our dry earth, awakening the frogs and helping the new sprouts to jump up and live again. As Nature sprouts to life, I am inspired to share with you a deep and sacred vision; a love story really, that came to me a year ago, and is now showing up in…

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Heart Lights

Gift of Love for YOU

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Happy Day of Celebrating LOVE! I know it’s a holiday made up by Hallmark, but we are grown-ups and we can make it into anything we want, and a whole day (though just a little nibble) of celebrating love, expressing love, and wallowing in love seems ever so worthwhile! Instead of a video, today I want to give you a special gift that can’t be accessed anywhere else (not for free, anyway). It’s my way…

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Golden Chrysalis

Alchemical Wisdom of the Chrysalis

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Wow Goddess! The new year of the Yang Wood Horse is truly living up to its name! So much quick movement and ideas sparking into life. It’s magnificently overwhelming, isn’t it? The women in my family have a long history of overworking themselves AND suffering through their moon cycles. Over a decade ago, I did some womb healing with myself and my own stories I’d shoved in that sacred space that liberated me from mind-blowing…

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Goddess of Compassion message

Quan Yin Speaks to YOU

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Oh my! I really know why so many people steer clear of Owl medicine. Not because it’s bad; it’s just plain POWERFUL. Only navigable by those truly called to fly with Her. Thank God:dess this week I had the opportunity to channel the Conscious Evolutionary voice of the Goddess of Compassion this past Friday with one of my favorite authors, and dear sister, Penny Slinger, on Human Spirit Radio. This is the second round of…

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Sweater Tree in Precita Park, SF

Owl's message: Look into the Dark to See the Light

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! I just got back from a nature walk, where I came upon an Owl who had a message for you. He reminded me to share with you that all grief holds within it, the ecstatic joy of something we’ve lost. Breathe and look into the darkness with gentleness and quiet, and you will find what was lost, and your grief will turn to gratitude, and your pain will become beauty, and then you…

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Girl SuperHeroes

Awaken Your SuperPowers

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey, SuperSTAR! Have you ever played that game: “Which Superpower would you choose? Flight or Invisibility?” There’s a whole debate about the personalities that choose one or the other. I have a BIGGER game for you to play. What SuperPowers would you choose for yourself if you were given the option? As many as you like, and anything you like, without limits. I had a dream, a LONG time ago, about my SuperPowers, and as…

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Forget New Years Resolutions

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

The New Year is a great time to let go of the old and call in the new. Traditionally, we’ve done that through resolutions: weight loss, better time management . . . I’m going to suggest something revolutionary. Forget the resolutions this year! Resolutions are plans for the future based on what we are unsatisfied with in the moment. There’s a funny parallax of time that sets us up for failure. Instead, I have a…

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Letting the caged fairies go

How to Heal and Deal with Grief

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! While I love to focus on the positive in my weekly inspirations, I’m also a great ally of the FULL SPECTRUM of life. While celebrating the beauty and abundance of my life and love of my family and community, I have also been faced with heart-breaking loss this season. Since it is up, so strongly for me, and, I know, it is up for many of my community at this time of year,…

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What is a Priestess and how can I be one?

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Are you someone who hears the word “Priestess” and feels a contraction? Or does it feel like a calling you long to answer, but aren’t sure how? Today I’m going to share what qualities and characteristics make a Priestess a Priestess, and the first basic steps to becoming one. While there are all sorts of ways the word “Priestess” can be interpreted from “woo-woo” to Voo-Doo, my invitation is to let yourself step up as…

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Taking the Edge Off Moon Cycle Madness

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Are you like me and thousands other women who have suffered from either intense pain, heavy bleeding, or both during your moon cycle? I’m going to share with you the basic practice I discovered over ten years ago that took me from excruciating pain to hardly even thinking about my moon cycle. Click here for the DL on our not-always-welcome monthly visitor. Basically, the thing that saved me was to do the opposite of what…

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winter queen

Best Holiday Gift Ever

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

We are full steam into the holidays now! Whether you’re ready or not; whether you want to or not, we are immersed. Here are some tips for making this season truly JOY-FILLED and TRIUMPHANT. CLICK HERE FOR THE SCOOP Focus on what it is important: family? connection? giving? love? celebrating something sacred? “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. [I’ll add in here: People will forget what you made for…

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Woman peeking out of the box

From Shame to Claim

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! Happy Thanksgiving! Today’s quick inspiration is offered to help you with small or mammoth shadows that are full of shame. But before we drop into that, I want to say how grateful I am for YOU. Thanks so much for taking this magic carpet ride with me! I love your feedback and just knowing that there’s something I have to share that is landing in receptive ears. If you’re an adult human being,…

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Western Standoff

OM for the Holidays

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Can you believe how fast the holidays are speeding up on us? Despite the celebratory facade, time with family can bring up some . . . schtuff. And I thought now would be a great time to share some insights and tips to help us all rock the holidays and come out the other side filled with love, dignity and holding on to our authentic selves. Are you ready? Check out this week’s inspiration HERE.…

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Stepping Stones on Water

My first steps

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! I have had a lot of people ask me for book recommendations and for insights on how I got started on my Divine Feminine/Goddess path. And it just came up again, so I thought i would step back in time with you today and share with you some of the first steps I took toward awakening the goddess within. Check out this week’s inspiration for the scoop! AND Check out below for a…

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Amanda Elo'esh as Pony Chacho

Here's what the Fox REALLY says

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey Beautiful! Do you ever feel like you’re hiding your superpowers because you’re afraid other people won’t know how to respond to your gifts? I’ve been there, and I know how terribly painful it can be to choose between being authentic and being rejected! Some of you already know that I have a potent connection with Fox medicine, and Fox has a lot of wisdom to share about how to quit hiding. (Check out my…

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What is an archetype and why should I care?

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Have you ever read a book or seen a movie that took you to a dream world you wish you never had to leave? Have you ever felt like the world you live in seems a bit mundane? Today, I have some good news for you and some insights for putting the extra into your ordinary (that’s extraordinary, not more of the ordinary). So, the good news is that there is magic all around and…

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