Some of my favorite books, magical tools & talented sisters. Plus my 2016 vision.

Some of my favorite books, magical tools & talented sisters. Plus my 2016 vision.

It’s the last week of 2015 and we’ve had an amazing journey together. Thank you for standing next to me, hips-to-hips, as we made miracles together. Currently you may be dreaming, collecting, and packing up for a new quest and I wonder if it will include sisterhood, magic, connection, leadership, courage, and devotion.

These words: sisterhood  ~  magic  ~  connection  ~  leadership  ~  courage  ~  devotion

float through my mind, dance in my heart, and enter my womb with resonance. 

Magic Envisioning - my method for yearly planning

Magic Envisioning - my method for yearly planning

I have a personal way in which I envision and map and I thought you may desire to try it out. There is no program at the end of my share or an ask. This is simply my way of showing you that mapping, feeling, and creating intentions can feel exciting, spacious, magical, and sacred.

Magic Envisioning - my method for yearly planning

Happy Wild Wednesday! I believe in living through sisterhood. That means that clients become sisters, sisters become students, students become my mentors, and my mentors join my growing team. There is an energetic investment that occurs when a sister hears the calling for circle work and desires to go on a long-term journey with me. When this occurs, the Goddess shows us how we can evolve and find collaborative opportunities.

Introducing Carina Lyall, medicine woman & healer.

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I met Carina Lyall about two years ago. She invited me to speak as a guest on her podcast where we immediately hit it off. My love for her was strong then and I knew that our journey was just beginning. Very soon she was a huge part of my life. I have been her business coach, sister, friend, healer, and mentor.

It is with so much love that I announce that she is also now the Radiant Women's Circle 3-day Intensive Doula.

Currently, Carina is part of The Magic of Circle, a 12-month mentorship where much of her unfoldment occurred. It has been an honor to watch her step into flow and grace. Below is her reflection on the Magic of Circle.

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As a part of Sora’s 1 year Magic of Circle Mentorship, she asked if I would blog about my experience. My ups and downs, insights and connections. It is an honor to do so. I will be sharing my personal journey, and what a journey it is.

I knew Sora for a while before I dared to step into circle and begin a discovery of sisterhood. First off, stress was what I had for breakfast - and lunch, and the thought of having to give more seemed impossible. It didn’t occur to me that this was also about receiving. Maybe you aren’t good at receiving either?

I am also a loner, I like being by myself, I like working solo. I love my friends, but don’t feel the need to be surrounded everyday. This can be an issue with 3 kids, a man and a dog… Another conflicting thing for joining a circle of women - all the people. Underneath that though, I think I secretly envied women with many strong connections. It was hard for me to see how the hell they could maintain so many friendships; I was overwhelmed with the few I have.

Despite all of that, the way Sora coached and talked about connection intrigued me enough to hop on board.

At a women’s network party I was asked that classic question, “so what do you do?” I explained a bit about meditation and that I had been teaching for the past 6 years, and then I mentioned circle work.  What’s that, what’s the point, what training do you have, why do people need it? “ummm baba booo ppphhhh”. Good questions, why be part of something that doesn’t have a fixed outcome or curriculum, or require a ph.D to hold?

What has shown up for me is community, wellbeing, connection, being annoyed, triggered, love, amazement, gratitude. It has become a place where I am seen and supported. In all the years I have cruised around the woo woo world (resisting much of it), most of the adventures have been about getting to a certain destination, achieving something. It is liberating to a part of a path that is about being with others, just because it feels good.

The learning is there, don’t worry haha. But what a blessing to have a 2nd family that has my back, cheers me on and pushes me out of my comfort zone with love and being able do the same for others.

In society, we are applauded for what we can accomplish on our own. I am grateful that circle work is expanding, it goes to show that more and more women are seeing that it doesn’t have to be a lonely walk to feeling content and successful in life.

I am looking forward to sharing more with you over the coming months.

Love, Carina

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I am so excited to be a part of this fun Holiday Challenge. I had the privilege of mentoring her ladies last month while she was on maternity leave and I can say without a doubt that Jeannine is masterful at what she does.

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A Journey into Sisterhood - an loving reflection

A Journey into Sisterhood - an loving reflection

Happy Wild Wednesday! I believe in living through sisterhood. That means that clients become sisters, sisters become students, students become my mentors, and my mentors join my growing team. There is an energetic investment that occurs when a sister hears the calling for circle work and desires to go on a long-term journey with me. When this occurs, the Goddess shows us how we can evolve and find collaborative opportunities.

Full Moon Ritual Prayer Bundle

Full Moon Ritual Prayer Bundle

The Full Moon is in Gemini, Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving, and I am feeling turmoil. I’ve been feeling this for about two weeks now. Do you feel it?

In times of turmoil, a sister of mine shared, that is when a new order shall be created. I added to that; when a new order is created within me, there is expansion and greatness.

Therefore, sister, join me for a simple but powerful ritual on this Full Moon. Create a Prayer Bundle and let’s show the world that each of us can co-create happiness, freedom, and safety by wishing it on ourselves and then for the global community.

The Art of Making

The Art of Making

When the wind begins to cut through my bones and I sit with hot cocoa, I know that my time indoors nesting will get longer. It means that I will spend quality and intimate time with myself. It is when I see the first frost that I begin to think about how I can use my hands to create beautiful works of art for myself and my loved ones.

Sister, take a break!

The Sun will be in Scorpio on Friday which may have you experience some playful, creative, imaginative, dreamy energy. How fun is that?! This is the time to take breaks and activate new relationships within yourself and with other sisters. A couple of weeks ago I bought myself a desk that is high enough for me to stand and do work. Inspiration is being channeled through me and the energy desired to actively move. My body refused to sit in a chair for more than 15 minutes due to the intensity of my creative Shakti so I’ve been doing my work standing. When my body desires to sit, I ask her if what she needs is really a break. Most of the time she just wants a fun break.

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The best way to harness creative life force so that it feels magically productive is to take intentional breaks. ~tweetable

Let’s make a pact. I’ll share my break tips if you share yours. Promise to share yours on the Wild, Free & Calm Blog? Okay. Here are the things I do when I need a break. I probably go through each at least once per day.

 BREAK TIME

  • Shake Those Hips - I stop what I am doing and move my hips based on how I feel. That can be sultry hip shaking, wild grounding hip shaking, high on life jumping and hip shaking, or corny hip jiving.
  • Stop & Drop - I lay on my sheepskin rug and dream, relax, and settle into stillness.
  • Out We Go - I take my puppy for a walk, breathe the crisp Autumn air, and connect with Mother Earth and her animals.
  • Pull a Card - I sit in front of my Tarot and Oracle cards and ask if any of them feel called to play with me.
  • Light a Candle - In honor of Grandfather Fire, I light a candle calling in inspiration and intentional action with a dash of wildness.
  • Smudge - I cleanse and clear my space and myself.
  • Essential Oil Play - I open my box of DoTerra Essential Oils and anoint myself, create a fun witchy capsule that I digest, spray some around the room, or add a magical mixture into my diffuser.
  • Plant Medicine - I move around my house speaking to my flowers and plants. I give them reiki, water, and kind words.
  • Color Outside the Lines - I have several coloring books I play with. I love to be perfect so I give myself the permission to color freely and outside the lines.
  • Song Message - I open Spotify and ask the Music Gods to send me a message through song. I then randomly hit play and listen to the message.
  • Hold a Gem - I LOVE crystals. They LOVE me. So we take time to connect. It’s quite a special relationship.
  • Drum - I practice drumming as a reminder of my connection to the divine feminine and the ancient history of circling.
  • Hold Circle - I sit with sisters and my spiritual team in circle. I invite you to take a break and circle with me this coming Tuesday in honor of the Full Moon.

Now it’s your turn. What do you do when you take a break?

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Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

New Blood Moon + Lunar Eclipse = clear connection to the cosmos & high-powered energy pulsating through our system Do you feel it sister? Today is a day we cross a finish line after 6-months of deep work. During the eclipse, I invite you to review each month starting from April. During that time, do you remember making an internal commitment to something or declaring to the Goddess a clear intention?

Fall Equinox Mabon Ritual

Fall Equinox Mabon Ritual

Happy Fall Equinox! Sisters, do you feel the energy heighten as you take bountiful leaps forward into what feels like a clear path? You are so ready and then our dear friend Mercury decides to go into retrograde. Oh darn. Don’t pout lovely, this is simply a reminder to be intentional and surrender to the unknown. I know I work on letting go of full control of my life and it can be quite challenging but there are some amazing universal teachers in the cosmos making sure that the lesson is not forgotten. Now is the time to celebrate. Dance in your garden, take care of your faerie homes, hug those gorgeous trees, and share the reflections of your amazing soul sisters. Bring everything into harmony as you get ready for this new cycle, this new beginning.

Masterminds

Masterminds

The weather is changing and my entire energetic system is ready for a change. I can feel it on a cellular level with my body changing, my emotional range shifting, and my visions becoming a bit more precise. Do you feel the same way when autumn begins to present herself? There is a loving masculine energy that holds the underlying sense of action. Some of you are on the other side of the world and you may be feeling a similar energy but it has a touch more femininity to it. It’s the energy of Spring.

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The weather is changing and my entire energetic system is ready for a change. I can feel it on a cellular level with my body changing, my emotional range shifting, and my visions becoming a bit more precise. Do you feel the same way when autumn begins to present herself? There is a loving masculine energy that holds the underlying sense of action. Some of you are on the other side of the world and you may be feeling a similar energy but it has a touch more femininity to it. It’s the energy of Spring.

It is typically this time of the year that I begin to take a look at who I will coach with, what program will I be a part of, who will be my mentors, and what type of sister support do I desire to feel into for the following year.

When I first started my business, my intuition guided me to a mentor by the name of Nisha Moodley. Through an emailer, I found out that she was offering a mastermind for women who desired to grow their business, understand the power of sisterhood, and dive a bit deeper into self-healing through spiritual work. My entire body lit up but my mind placed some serious doubt.

The two doubts I had were:

  1. I couldn’t possibly afford it.
  2. There are so many amazing women out there and I am not one of them.

Sister, have you heard of masterminds? It’s been quite popular for a number of years. I am sure you have seen some highly successful coaches out there inviting you to join their mastermind or mentorship program. Sometimes they are a year-long program, other times they are 9 months or 4 months.

In Napoleon Hill’s book, Think and Grow Rich, he speaks about masterminds. He states that a Master Mind (what I may call a Sister Mind or a Mistress Mind) is based on your service and your personal connection. There are financial benefits in being in a mastermind for a sister surrounds herself with the help, advice, and cooperation of a group of women who are willing to lend their guidance and support with love, compassion, and harmony. In addition, the magic principle behind this is that when more than one mind and consciousness come together, there is an invisible force that moves the group forward and creates a new dynamic relationship in the world. This is the power of sisterhood!

In joining a mastermind three years ago, I can say from personal experience that it works! I invested more money than I had ever before and the return was priceless. I learned what it meant to finally have a soul family who saw my genius before I did. They tangibly supported me by asking me to be a guest speaker, be a mentor in their program, had me connect with their tribes, and shared with me their learnings. It is through this that I was able to step into my own soulful feminine leadership with grace.

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What I now know to be true about masterminds are:

  • They work when the container is solid
  • They create magic when a clear intention is set
  • They create beauty from having compassionate sisters join
  • They thrive when women are devoted to sisterhood
  • They are successful when the circle of women support one another
  • They grow when women continue to share the potency of their genius
  • There is a mastermind for any woman who desires it - she just needs to be open to saying yes
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There is no group program or mastermind that is perfect for it is truly a living and breathing force that contracts and expands with the group. This intrigues me and makes me love it even more! So sister, if you are desiring to be in a mastermind I say ask the Universe to guide you to the right one. There is a space holder that is aligned with your vision and your heart. There is a group ready for you. It is about doing research but more importantly, it’s asking the divine to lead you. Each mastermind will be a bit different from the rest because of the woman that is holding the container.

My mastermind, for example, it not purely about business. The name of the year-long experience is called The Magic of Circle. The MOC is really a combination of women’s circling, magic school, business coaching, and leadership training. To me it feels more like a School for Sorceresses than just purely a mastermind. I find that juicy and quite magical. The other difference is that I make myself very accessible and move through the month’s concept with you so I can be honest and share my own journey with the group.

Let’s get back to the cost. Your financial investment for a mastermind could be about $15,000 which comes out to about $1,700 a month. BREATHE. Sister, if you desired to do that, you could make it work. I promise you, you can do anything and I have to tell you I magically made it work over and over again with awe.

That is one type of mastermind. There are others like my own where the cost is more accessible. The Magic of Circle is about a third of that and still pretty amazing! The reason is that our retreats and trainings that you attend are close by and easy to get to. I try to make the entire experience feel very grounded while pushing you to your edge.

Desire to learn more? Connect with me, dear sister.

Am I successful?

Am I successful?

How do you measure success? I’ve been in this inquiry for a while now and it’s come up for me in a big way this summer. Social media is wonderful for it’s an easy way to connect with my tribe. I can like or comment on posts of dear friends. I can share my thoughts, feelings, and pictures with people around the world and witness the fullest expression of individuals quickly and with love. At the same time, there is so many ways I can go down the road of comparison.

Am I successful?

How do you measure success? I’ve been in this inquiry for a while now and it’s come up for me in a big way this summer. Social media is wonderful for it’s an easy way to connect with my tribe. I can like or comment on posts of dear friends. I can share my thoughts, feelings, and pictures with people around the world and witness the fullest expression of individuals quickly and with love. At the same time, there is so many ways I can go down the road of comparison.

  • My program is similar to hers and she does it better.
  • She had 30 women at her retreat.
  • She figured out the secret to building a consistently growing 6-figure business.
  • She has so much more time to play and space to create.
  • She is connected to some amazing women in her field.
  • She is a talented writer and has written numerous books.
  • She is traveling the world with luxury and comfort.
  • Her home is beautiful and well decorated.
  • She totally has her self-care and exercise routines down with ease.
  • She has over x amount of people following her.
  • Her program has x amount of participants.
  • She has a waiting list of women desiring to work with her.
  • She is deeply loved and respected.

Blah. Blah. Blah.

Do you hear it? Sister, do you hear your own voice getting in your way by shaming you into limited action?

Here is what I do know. Anything that you do is not small nor insignificant. It’s important and hugely impacting the world around you one person at a time. Each action, each thought, each word that you express that comes from your authentic truth creates a ripple in the energetic field of the world and touches everything and everyone around you. We are here to experience life fully and are doing significant work.

Here is my reality.

I had nine women and two sisters who taught and held space with me that came to the Wild Free & Calm retreat in Peru. Nine women paid for a retreat, traveled far to get to the Sacred Valley (including all the way from Australia), left their families and job for a minimum of one week, trusted in my ability to lead, let go of expectation, and was open to making huge shifts and transformation.

I have seven women in The Magic of Circle. Seven women who are committed to a year-long mentorship. That is twelve months of their time devoted to circle, magic work, sisterhood, and their own healing. Each woman show up weekly for a sister call, read magic books monthly, connect with a Goddess regularly, engage in social media, dive into rituals and magic work, intimately connect with myself and the community, and manage their energy, time, family, and life. These sisters are mothers, work full-time, and entrepreneurs. These are women who travel to retreats and women’s circle trainings for they are invested in their own self-development and the connection to their sisters. Out of these seven women - one flew, three drove, one tended to her 4-week old daughter, another Skyped in, and one tended to her heart as she mourned the loss of a dear one. It did not matter if all seven were there in physical form. What was important was that we felt each other there and made sure to acknowledge every single sister who is in The Magic of Circle.

Here are some of the sisters sharing their experience.

I am so incredibly grateful. I see these as huge miracles, gifts from the divine. It takes my breath away every time I think about the way in which my sisters show up.

Sister, do you have an offering that you desire to share with the world but worried that no one will hear the calling? I fear this every time I share another offering or training. Remember that you have to start somewhere and for me it had always meant that I would have a magic number of 7 women attend any event, class, training, or retreat that I led. I always started with 7. And each time I said yes to offering myself again to the Universe, the number of women who have showed up have doubled and tripled. Sisters, 7 can turn into 18 or 35 in no time.

Begin. Start. Take a step. Act with intention now.

No more shame. It’s time to celebrate each moment for even if it seems small, I guarantee it’s a huge magical moment in your life. No task is less important to acknowledge than another. So celebrate sister, celebrate!

You are doing great work. You are successful. You inspire me. Thank you.

I would love to hear about your celebrations below.

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I'm experiencing growing pains.

I'm experiencing growing pains.

Have you ever listened to someone heart-fully and intentionally share with you why you are amazing? Have you tried to fully be in your body as you hear a client mirror back to you the reason why they are grateful for your support? Have you tried to stand in grace while someone you love express their deep devotion to you? What happens?

I'm experiencing growing pains.

Have you ever listened to someone heart-fully and intentionally share with you why you are amazing? Have you tried to fully be in your body as you hear a client mirror back to you the reason why they are grateful for your support? Have you tried to stand in grace while someone you love express their deep devotion to you? What happens?

I have been working on receiving gratitude, compliments, and loving shares with openness and grace for a year now. I have to tell you that it’s been fucking hard to hear kind, thoughtful, emotional, loving words and reflections of myself. Each time it gets a little easier but I notice that my energetic container could only hold so much love and so much greatness. Mentally I can check out. I can forget what my sisters shared. I can get really sick. My heart can shut down a little while my energetic body can begin to weave a wall around herself.

Does this happen to you?

The lessons that continue to arise this summer have been about fully embracing love from my sisters. It’s been about embracing the visions they have of me and my future. It’s been about feeling aligned with their confidence in my ability to be a soulful feminine leader. It’s been about saying YES to their encouragement to show up in the world in a greater way.

Let’s be honest. I show up with confidence for my tribe through one-on-one connections, virtual circles, virtual classes, and Radiant Women’s Circle trainings. They feel cozy and intimate and therefore in my comfort zone. My real challenge is to show up creating my magic in front of large groups of women who know nothing about me. My real challenge is to say YES to being a public leader and sharing my work with more than 18 women at a time. My real challenge is to say NO to energy leakage. My challenge is to ask my sisters to be mindful of my time, energy, and wisdom and be prepared to invest in themselves and honor energetic exchange.

Sisters, do you experience this as well?

I know this summer has been about expanding my energetic container to hold more women. I know I am on the precipice of greater opportunities and growth for myself and for my business. How do I know this? Because the Universe laid out a perfect plan for me to feel these uncomfortable growing pains.

Here is a little timeline of my summer so you can get a feel of what I mean.

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Sora's Timeline

July 18 - 25: held a Wild Free & Calm Retreat in Peru with extraordinary soulful feminine leaders.

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Uncomfortably stretched my love container.

July 30 - Aug 2:  led ceremony as a guest mentor for 40 participants at Sara Davidson’s Hello Fearless Boss School Unleash Your Fearless Retreat. Connected with inspiring new entrepreneurs and deepened relationships with heart-centered successful mentors.

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Wondered how I could possibly be a mentor among this group of successful women.

Aug14 - Aug16: (this week) hosting a retreat in Asheville for my Magic of Circle ladies where we get to play, be in circle, and jam on our businesses.

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Have some doubts that I can create a powerful experience that ignites their passion.

Aug 20 - Aug 23: performing as the Fairy Godmother at Jeannine Yoder’s Captivate Performance and holding circle for her Mentor Masterclass sisters at the Captivate Retreat.

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Will people finally realize that I am not an engaging speaker/performer?

Sept 23 - 28: energetically getting ready to hold space at the Everyday Priestess Retreat with my fellow sisters Cora Poage & Paula Orozco.

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Who am I to ask women to join me on this path of an Everyday Priestess?

Octo 8 - 11: holding a sacred evening ceremony for my dear sister Hayley Hines at her Soul Sparkle Retreat in Ojai.

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Will I be able to create an experience that sparks and speaks to the participants' souls?

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Ladies, do you see how the Universe is really pushing me to show up intentionally and fiercely? Even though my ego loudly shares doubts and fears, I choose to move through them.

I am devoted to understanding leadership and the goddesses are desiring me to stand in it myself and embody the essence of soulful feminine leader.

What I have noticed is that there is a process that I am currently exploring which allows me to move through this with grace. Even when I feel frustrated, afraid, angry, confused - I can watch myself experience these emotions and let go of any judgement and give myself permission to really feel instead of numbing myself.

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Growth & Expansion Tools

  • Notice my self-sabotage behaviors
  • Feel the range of my emotions and be okay with it
  • Clean, clear & organize my home so I begin to feel grounded and safe
  • Find stillness throughout the day and drop to the floor for comfort
  • Connect with my soul family who loves all of me
  • Show up for all my intimate sister calls and Mistressmind calls because I can lean on these ladies for support
  • Remember to do things that I love
  • Have sessions with my healers
  • Give myself full permission to be exactly where I am
  • Pay attention to my thoughts
  • Notice the signs of growth
  • See the magic & miracle in this expansion process
  • Connect with animal medicine such as snake to deepen into my process of transformation
  • Enjoy my rituals everyday

Sisters, what are your growth & expansion tools? I would love to read about your tools below.

What I learned while in Peru

What I learned while in Peru

Hello sisters, I have been quiet on the email front with confidence that you are taking moments in your day to witness the magic that unfolds everyday. This is what I have been doing over the summer and I look forward to reconnecting and hearing from you all.

I was in Peru from July 14 - 27. It was a significant time for me as I took a seed of an idea and watched it grow to become The Wild Free & Calm Retreat.

The Magic of Circle & Technology Meltdown

The Magic of Circle & Technology Meltdown

Dear soul sister,Are you excited that Mercury goes direct on the 11th of June at 3:33pm pst? Firstly, how auspicious is that if you live on the west coast! Not only does Mercury stations direct but we have a new moon on the 16th and the summer solstice on the 21st. Party-time!!!

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