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The Sacred Feminine Revolution

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

On the dynamic of women vs. men.   This has been percolating for me for a very long time. I’ve sat down to write many times, but the words just haven’t come out right. Still not sure they are as efficient as they could be, but I do want to share from my heart.  …

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“I feel like a failure in my life.” Here’s what to do.

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

This topic comes up often for my clients, and even for me. It’s true. No matter how much money you make, or how many loving relationships, or how much success a person has, there are still little mental gremlins that try to convince us that we’re not worthy, that we’re failures in some way (or…

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What’s the meaning of life? Answer

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Hey Superstar; No big whoop. I’m just going to share with you what Creator told me about the meaning of life. https://youtu.be/9FDQFK1Rtsw to get the scoop. And of course, just because you know, doesn’t mean you have all the tools to actually integrate and put it into practice. But don’t worry! I can help. Get…

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Audio Interview: Wisdom of the Ancients

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Enjoy this audio interview (along with several other interviews with international teachers, healers & leaders) I did with Wisdom of the Ancients. We dive into shamanism, plant medicine and other magic. Enjoy! Oh, and you’ll need to scroll down until you see the photo of me (and feel free to enjoy the other interviews on…

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Interview: Sacred Feminine, Plant Medicine & the Subconscious

By Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.

Check out this recent interview I did with Sabin Minsky for her “Empowered Empath” Summit. We dove into some of the Sacred Feminine practices that can help you to work less and live more in your purpose, how plant medicine allies can accelerate your path to empowerment, and I give a little Subconscious Success Repatterning…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Kali with wings and a wand

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!…

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Dying Fairy - True Blood

#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…

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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…

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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…

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Alchemical Divine Androgyne

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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