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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Failure: the new "black"

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Is it possible that failure might just be an important foundation of success? I sure as heck hope so because I have a lot of failure “bricks” with which to build the foundation of my life, career and relationships. I’d like to share with you a little about this fascinating concept (one that might seem counter-intuitive) and how it has served me. It was just a couple of days before Thanksgiving. I’d been spending months…

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