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Be-Loved from the Inside Out

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! Whether you are on the quest for your Beloved or are in a relationship that isn’t fully rocking your world, this weekly Goddess Diary inspiration is for you! There are all sorts of methods for “calling in the One,” and what I have to share will be helpful, AND it may also be a surprise. To get the 411 on how to call in your Sacred Soulmate, CLICK HERE. I have witnessed all sorts of great techniques for magnetizing that man or woman who we’ve been waiting for. That person who will help us to grow and can meet us in the ways that are most important. They are MOSTLY all really great techniques, BUT, if you are not cultivating the qualities you are asking your beloved to embody, then even if he or she does show up on your doorstep, imbalance will work its way in, as...

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Big Medicine + Big Answers

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperStar! Have you ever had a big question or something that was weighing heavy on your heart and you knew you needed help, but you just weren’t sure where to turn for answers and relief? I certainly have. In fact, recently my heart was heavy and even though I have several really close friends I usually share with, they were away all at the same time. Thank goodness I have some Super Power Tools that help me get through heavy times when it seems like there’s no place to turn for support. Get this week’s Goddess Diary inspiration for getting healing and answers when your support network is off-line. Over time, the help feels more potent and you get more of a sense of actual friendship from those rooted ones, four-leggeds, flying ones . . . but even if you’re new to communing with nature, it’s likely you’ll feel...

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Get out of Jailousy Free Card

Get out of Jailousy FREE

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! If you are a human being, there is no way you are unfamiliar with the intense pains that jealousy can bring up. Today I’m going to offer some insight and tips for breaking out of the jailhouse of jealousy once and for all. CLICK HERE TO GET OUT OF JAILOUSY FREE. http://youtu.be/UePOL_mrCCI First of all, I think it’s important to recognize that even though jealousy is toxic and terribly painful, it is still a common human experience, so go easy on yourself. Don’t add to the pain by judging yourself. AND, if your jealousy is from a polyamorous or open relationship (which is very common here in the Bay Area, California), the whole jealousy thing can make us feel unevolved. Don’t put that kind of pressure on yourself. Being in a more open relationship does not mean you no longer have the right to feel jealousy or that...

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3rd Eye Oil Therapy

Got Lube? Making Transitions Gentler

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey SuperSTAR! As I have dedicated myself to sharing with you my biggest and best insights into having more joy and magic, especially during tough times, I’ve come to realize that the most important times to focus energy on are the transition points. Imagine this scenario. You are in a burning building and you HAVE to get out. The only possible escape is to get from the 9th floor window across a large alley way and onto the landing of another building. It would be horrifying if you had to take a risky leap, but if you had a guy-wire and could harness yourself in and glide on over without risk of falling, it wouldn’t be so traumatizing, right? Well, sometimes we see change coming but we don’t see the easy middle steps that can make big change less disruptive and more full of ease. It’s all about transitions. Getting...

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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 and deep and I’m sharing it because I hope it will inspire you when you get that unexpected shake-down from the Goddess. Get the Kali Ma 411 HERE http://youtu.be/jBT08lXm6gU The most amazing thing about this experience was that Kali let me know that NONE of what I was going through was a punishment. I didn’t ever feel sorry for myself, which would have been easy to do with the loss of the man I was...

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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 be DEADLY, or at least really really unpleasant. Check out this week’s Goddess Diary on how to express the energy anger brings when it doesn’t feel safe or “appropriate” to react in the moment. http://youtu.be/QCah4RkASsM I want to make it clear that I am DEFINITELY NOT suggesting you avoid taking action with the trigger of your anger. I am DEFINITELY advocating for speaking up when there are injustices, abuses, or any other sort of wrong-doing...

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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 been navigating in the realms of Death, something lovely emerged, and it is one of the most powerful and precious superpowers of the Priestess archetype and I’d like to share it with you. Click HERE for Priestess SuperPower Numero Uno So what was all this business about Jesus and Kali Ma? It seemed important to make some connections that are really strong for me right now, and they come, greatly through the inspirations I get...

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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 you’ve ever felt a strong reaction to that word: Priestess, either positive or negative, you should check out this week’s inspiration where I offer up the ONE SIMPLE DEFINING TRAIT of a TRUE PRIESTESS. A Priestess doesn’t need to be someone like me who actually cares for a Temple and teaches the Sacred Mysteries. Priestess is defined by being in service to the Holy. My #1 relationship, above all other people, is with God:dess and...

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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 I’ve shared the downloads with. Well, last night, after sharing the story of my powerful initiation with Spider Woman, She came to me in another dream and activated a new SuperPower. One that I will be weaving into my upcoming class- Priest:ess Reiki I (Weaving in Spider Mudra and Sacred Anointing). It’s incredibly high vibration and has already been helping me to alleviate painful tension I tend to build up in my neck and shoulders....

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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 personal invitation to you for a LIVE EVENT at the end of this message! Early bird tickets are available to those who act NOW.) Remember that just because something has come back around doesn’t mean the healing you did before was worthless or ineffective. Look for ways to dance with this familiar partner again with your eyes wide open. Notice what you’ve learned already about this teacher from the shadows. Use that wisdom to have...

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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 they won’t be appreciated, or even worse, criticized and mocked. We believe it because, quite frankly, it’s happened in the past, right? Well, I have a little spark of inspiration and an invitation that my help you to get over your fear, quit holding on to those precious and much needed gifts and start sharing them with the world. Here’s this week’s Goddess Emerging tip for activating your Sacred SuperPowers. In this past month’s Living...

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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 transformation into my life, and soon, I was getting powerful mudric flows (like intuitive Vinyasa Yoga) that brought big and positive shifts into the health of my body, mind and spirit. I thought it would be nice to share this simple and powerful practice with you and include some of my favorites. Click here for the DL on some of my most effective, Secret Goddess Power Tools: MUDRAS ) Just 3 minutes of 1 or...

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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 disempowering it can be as my dad just recently had a nasty fall and broke his leg. While I was talking to my mom, I realized that there is a LOT I learned during my internship at Marin General Hospital (yes, I am a certified integrative medicine healing arts practitioner as well as a goddess mentor) that would probably be really good to share with you. It’s really simple and basic, but few of us...

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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 this dimension in physical form. Through the traditions that weave together inside of me, from my work with Martin Prechtel to the Sacred Feminine archetypes, I see this much-needed rain as a breaking of the sacred waters, allowing something new to be birthed. This is a time for ALL of us to receive this blessing and let our love child (our Divine Purpose) manifest in beauty rather than in crisis. Click Here for the Vision...

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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 of showing you the love for coming along on this magic carpet ride with me. It’s my Love Bomb journey. A fun and simple way of turning anger into blessings. CLICK BELOW TO CLAIM YOUR GIFT and start BOMBING the WORLD with LOVE! https://eloesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/New-Love-Bomb-mp31.mp3 Use it frequently. Listen to it while you drive. And remember how powerful your words can be. It’s important to be honest about our feelings, express them and get them out...

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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 pain that would arise during my moon time. Now, as I step towards my mid-forties, I am finding that my body, once again, is calling for healing. I have come back into a very deep communion with my body, and more specifically, my womb, and this is what unfolded for me. Whether it is to connect with, heal, and nurture during a moon cycle or not; whether female or not, giving ourselves the time to...

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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 teachings on the 13 Sacred Feminine Faces of the Goddess I offer in the Goddess Emerging Living Wisdom School. Last year, I channeled some of the vast teachings for each of these Goddesses. This new round is about dropping into a sacred ceremony together, feeding the Holy frequency of the Goddess, and birthing her through us. Then, sharing the wisdom that comes through. Here’s a link to this powerful show Episode #157 Here are the...

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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 can feed the Holy that is your life and the Holy that feeds your life in turn. While this new year has already rocked my world in some almost overwhelmingly joyful ways, it has also carried with it the grief over the death of someone very precious to me. I know that the owl was here as a messenger to help me deepen into the grief and have the full experience; we can’t grieve over...

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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 I have been looking at this past year; the many losses, potent healing, transformational insights and awakenings, I’ve realized that I’m actually starting to really live the SuperPowers I dreamed of all those years ago, and it inspired me to invite you to ask for a vision for YOUR superpowers. Everything we make real in our lives starts with seeing it first, so I invite you to celebrate this new year by visioning what your...

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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 suggestion for LIVING your intentions for your life RIGHT NOW. Making plans for the future when we are unsatisfied with our lives is a set-up that feeds into what we don’t want, and we don’t need to keep falling for that old game. Instead, I invite you to look at where you are RIGHT NOW. Take a moment to HONOR HOW FAR YOU’VE COME since last year. Feel into the many different aspects of your...

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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, I thought I’d share, more deeply, some tips and tools for moving through grief with beauty, love, peace and softness in our hearts. To me, the important steps to recognize and allow to support the healing process, after a big loss are: 1. Recognize numbness and haze as shock and be gentle and fallow. Allow more rest; less doing. The ONLY THING TO FOCUS ON IS BREATHING. Literally, make sure you are breathing as fully...

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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 a completely unique embodiment of this archetype and DISCOVER WHO YOU ARE AS THE PRIESTESS. Allow yourself to practice it (it may be awkward at first, but it’s well worth the challenge), and give yourself permission to no longer hide behind a mask of mediocrity. You are here in this body, in this lifetime, for an important reason. Whether your role is as a mother, a teacher, a service worker or an entrepreneur, the way...

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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 seems natural. I turned my attention around. I did an about-face and instead of running away from or trying to ignore or minimize the pain, I headed right into the center of it. AND IT WORKED! I noticed I had to bring an open and empty mind. I had to let go of all of my mental ideas, stories and assessments, even of the idea of pain. I let my mind be open and curious,...

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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 dinner. People will forget what you gave them for the holidays. People will forget whether your house was decorated perfectly.] But people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou Let the perfect ham, the ornately decorated tree and table settings and (expensive) gifts ALL TAKE A VERY FAR BACK SEAT to making the holiday full of joy. That means making sure that where you are coming from is joyful. And that means...

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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, there’s probably at least one thing in your life you feel shame about. Whether it’s something you did when you were a kid, bad habits you try to keep hidden, parts of yourself that could use some growth, or a full on ancestral karmic boulder you carry around, it can create a constant background of distortion that keeps you from really letting your awesome SuperSTAR shine. There’s one key I’ve found for helping to turn...

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