Held in Wildness, hosted by Maggie Burrows and Vida Hofweber, is a podcast that invites us to deepen our relationship with ourselves, explore interconnection within the weave of the universe, and sink deeply back into the truth of who we truly are. Held in Wildness elicits our deep cellular memory to awaken our living connection with Gaia. We awaken the ancestral song humming in our bones. What happens if we truly connect? What gasp of wonder is on the tip of our tongue?
Together we will journey the wheel of year, exploring season rituals, ancient traditions, moon phases, plant magic, archetypal energies, goddesses, and all things heart nourishing and spirit lifting.
Held In Wildness//Episode 7//Mabon: The Autumnal Equinox
Held In Wildness is back with a new Mabon Episode! If you are in the Northern Hemisphere, the season will turn with the Autumnal Equinox. You have probably already felt the brush of cool air on your cheeks in the evenings and noticed the subtle sigh of the plants as they cascade their leaves and seeds in a last hurray of summer abundance.
In this Episode we discuss:
*The symbolic aspects of Mabon/Autumn Equinox
*We talk about the medicine of slowing down and re-examine what it means to surrender and re-imagine what it means to explore darkness.
*A delicious seasonal recipe for homemade herbal chai to awaken our senses, activate our pleasure, and soothe our digestion.
*We share a guided Tree Meditation weaving together our awareness and intuition on beautiful journey connecting us to what we have cultivated this year, how we are feeling at this turn of the season, and any important messages at this turning point in our lives.
*Fall can be an incredibly potent time for creativity, yet many of us notice the whole Earth around us reflecting the call inwards and downwards. If you harvest herbs, you know that the resinous root medicines are are at their peak potency, and with a subtle turning inwards we can also increase our inner magic reserves. We have a three card Tarot spread for you and three journal prompts to illuminate your own personal medicine for the Equinox.
Also, we created a Held In Wildness Instagram account @heldinwildness! You will meet Maggie’s bees, see her flowers and farmstand, and Vida’s herbal preparations and different stages of herbs growing throughout the season. Come on over and let us know how your tarot reading go or tag us in a post with your homemade chai. We would love to hear from you.
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Held In Wildness//Episode 6//Embracing our Inner Sun & Keeping Cool with the Feminine
Traditionally, the summer solstice is all about celebration - celebrating the sun, the longest day of the year, and the start of an abundant harvest! But the solstice has a somewhat serious undertone: it’s the longest day of the year, the peak… so the energy, as well as the light, will wane from here on out.
But there’s no reason to let that hold us back! How can we bask in the sunshine, strengthen our inner power center (solar plexus), shine the light on our entire inner being? And find some relaxation and coolness within the feminine realm, to maintain the harmony within? The summer solstice is all about the sun, the masculine, taking action, DOing. We invite you to simply find some moments for BEing: maybe when you take a moment to sit back and enjoy the plant allies we discuss during this episode.
Held in Wildness made it from one solstice to the next! We are so happy that you are with us and would love to hear your thoughts, perspectives and experiences - please comment below.
Held In Wildness// Episode 5// Beltane: Making Magic with Sensual Spring Energy
Ooo let your wild self out to gallivant under the stars and imbibe fresh nectar from the flowers. Beltane is upon us and illuminated with energy of a Full Moon! Traditionally, this is the time of year where the grand sensuous flowering of the Earth is celebrated. The veil is once again thin, blurring the realms of the seen and unseen— and the fairies come out of their sacred fairy hills adorned with silvery bells to dance through the night!
In this podcast episode, we expand into the heart chakra and discuss how we can use our erotic energy to flow into our creative callings. Yes! We include two guided meditations to explore the sacred union between yourself, your divine longings, and the guidance from the unseen realms as well as super blissful meditation harmonizing all the energy of the chakras in your heart. So stay tuned until the very end. We would love to hear from you. We would be so honored to hear about your own personal Beltane rituals or what you experienced during the meditations. Leave a comment below.