Beloved, The Divine Woman Podcast is an invitation to awaken to a higher level of consciousness, heal old wounds, and live in harmony with nature, source, and spirit.
Join Priestess Amanda Sophia and spiritual thought leaders as they discuss ancient spiritual teachings from The Celtic Wheel and share tips on how to live from a place of sovereignty, joy, and connectedness. Each episode will empower you to connect with your inner divine feminine. Weave these sacred teachings into every area of your life and emerge fully confident of your innate worth.
Tune in, Beloveds. You are welcome here.
How to Nourish yourself during Samhain
This podcast includes meditation. Please do not listen while driving.
What is Samhain? Samhain is a powerful point between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice when the veil is thin and we descend into the underworld. This is also the new year in the Celtic Wheel, which is an exciting time for us to truly dive into fresh perspective, a new sense of our grounded selves. Samhain invites us to reflect authentically and bathe in realizations, awakenings, and intentions. We’re going into the underworld to release our burdens, letting go of what’s holding us back, and entering winter with an energy of healing and restoration.
This is a powerful time for us to honor ourselves, our ancestors, and Source. We’re looking inward during this time to reflect on how we can nurture and nourish ourselves, how we can unite our light and shadow sides and release the shame that might be attached to these sides of our energy.
If you’re longing to reconnect with yourself, your ancestors, and your authentic energy then this podcast is for you. I would also like to invite you to the Monthly Gathering as we connect with our ancestors and powerful Goddesses such as Goddess Morrigan, Goddess Caileach, Goddess Danu, and more. The Goddesses are archetypes we can look up to, they intentionally guide us to step into our personal power.
Disclaimer: This podcast includes meditation. Please do not listen while driving.
Eating in the light of the moon with Dr Anita Johnston
Beloved, this episode is a MUST listen! Dr. Anita Johnston provides so much wisdom and clarity on the relationship we have with food, all found in her best-selling book: Eating in the light of the moon. Psychology taught Dr. Anita to be a listener, and from listening to women and combining multicultural myths, ancient legends, and folktales she teaches women how to discover and address the issues behind their negative attitudes toward food.
As women, goddesses of the earth, mothers, wives and sisters we often experience challenges with our weight, our bodies and more importantly our relationship with food. All of a sudden, food and nutrition has all of these negative connotations through our own comparisons and triggers that we focus solely on food as the problem. When the underlying issues can be avoidance of emotions, past traumas, abuse, and culprits of our inner worlds.
In this episode Dr. Anita Johnston discusses how there are different forms of hunger, between the physical body’s hunger for nutrition and the soul’s hunger for activation, attention, sensations and more. She further guides us to what questions to ask in order to recognize the feelings we might not want to feel and therefore we suppress them through eating or avoiding food altogether.
Whether you’ve struggled with your relationship with food, bounced from diet to diet or you’re longing to be more connected to yourself while cultivating healthier eating habits, this episode is for you!
Healing the Inner Child
Healing the Inner Child is an integral part of one’s healing journey.
What is the inner child and what does it mean?
Your inner child is the spontaneous, joyful, and playful piece of your personality that can be deeply affected by negative experiences. If something triggers a memory linked to a traumatic or adverse childhood experience, your inner child will respond accordingly. When the inner child isn’t healed and the inner work is suppressed, this can lead to substance abuse or negative habits.
How do I know I have a wounded inner child?
Your inner child could be the reason behind a rude comment or negative reaction– a lack of attention or a simple change in routine may have triggered them. Our unexpectedly childish reaction shouldn’t be so quickly dismissed. It might have nothing to do with the moment you’re in, but it might be a wound you’ve frozen or suppressed.
We need to fully recognize this manifestation and discover the ‘whys’ behind it. It is essential to acknowledge the inner child living within us. It is time to live life with them rather than work around them.
In this episode, I’ll run through examples of what this could look like in your life and practices that you can use and flow with to start the healing process. I’ll also explain how you use your voice with a beautiful vulnerability. It’s important to give your inner child a voice, drawing healthy boundaries in your relationships.
The Sacred Woman: How to Heal Sustainably from Within
Beloved, healing is a journey, the inner work can be done but it’s not the destination. It’s important to remind ourselves that we’re not bad, broken, or reverting if we’re in this process of healing. It requires us to take a step in the direction of wholeness each day.
Have you felt triggered by something that you thought wouldn’t bother you?
Something you thought you had worked through?
You’re not alone Beloved. We simply can’t live in an illusion where bliss is permanently engraved in our energy, there will be times when we need to practice self-compassion vigorously. Self-compassion is so important as it connects us to this part of ourselves, the Sacred Woman. The Sacred Woman comes from a place of connection, connection to her heart, soul, spirit, the land, Source, and most of all, compassion.
If we can move away from negative patterns we can free ourselves from past traumas that are still active in our thoughts today. We can heal. 98% of our thoughts will be the same the next day unless we reprogram our mindset and we change the patterns. A lot of the thoughts we have, aren’t true, especially about ourselves. Once we let go of those untruths and receive the compassion we’ve deserved, that’s when we can heal sustainably.
Processing the thoughts, emotions, and feelings we have and reflecting on them allows us to move forward the next day, without pushing them down and forcing our brains to create negative habits from them.
If you have trauma, hurt, grief, loss, and anger inside but you want to thrive, this episode will give you the tools to merge with your healing process sustainably, without feeling like every two steps forward is ten steps back.
Acceptance: The Freedom of the Flow
Beloved, acceptance is a form of self-love, a sovereign way of being. We can either accept something, an act, a thought, an expectation or we could fight against it and all the energies that surround it. Often times that’s why we feel so heavy, from fighting against the flow of life. It’s a choice, and in this episode, I guide you on the importance of acceptance and how you can allow acceptance to make room for more in your life. To make room for the flow of the Divine order. If you have traumas, relationships, losses, expectations, intrusive thoughts, or perhaps even self-doubt to let go of, this is the episode for you!
Are you fighting against something in your life right now Beloved?
Are you struggling against your own expectations?
I know you may have thought of something that you need to let go of, so let’s reflect on this question while keeping that weight in mind:
Once I’ve let go and I’ve accepted this, what will I be ready to receive?
Sovereignty: an Expression of Authenticity
Sovereignty is power, it’s yours to step into and become awakened by reclaiming it for yourself Beloved. You can reclaim this by setting healthy boundaries in relationships, in parenting, using your voice, and stating your truth at work and in friendships. Sovereignty is an invitation to grow, evolve and acknowledge your feelings. A Sovereign woman allows her feelings, creating a safe space for them to be processed.
It’s learning how to empty and fill ourselves with what the soul needs.
What rituals do you have that allow you time to process? To remain at one with yourself.
How do you connect with your Higher Self Beloved?