Tomorrow is my birthday and it has me doing some serious self reflecting. I like to take time each year and think about what I have acholmpished over the past year of my life. This year the 10 year photo challenge is fresh in my head and it make me think what was my life like 10 years ago. 10 years ago I was just starting my Saturn Returns and was 28 years old. I was feeling like I was behind in life and trying to play catch up. When I think back on this time there was a 3 year blur between 25-28. Everything just runs together because I was so busy trying to make shit happen. In this podcast episode I decided to share advice I would give to my 25 and 28 year old self.
In this episode, I share week 3 of my book Light It Up. In the 3rd week of the sacral chakra, I discuss sensual touch and why it is so important in healing the sacral chakra. I will talk about how we can start to explore our own bodies and start to notice how they are physical, emotional, and energetically feeling. I get really honest and real in this episode. Also the assignment for this week is a good one so be sure to go listen!
In this episode, I explore the second week of my book Light it Up! I take you on a journey a little deeper into the sacral chakra. I explain how the planets and zodiac have an effect on the sacral chakra. The sacral chakra is ruled by the planets Jupiter and Neptune and the zodiacs Sagittarius and Pisces. Each having a yin/yang effect on the chakra. The sacral chakra is home to our emotions, creativity, and feminine energy. The planet Jupiter helps us to expand and grow. It is difficult to do this when our energy is blocked preventing us from growing. The planet Neptune rules illusions and creativity. It is easy to see why we are able to create illusions about ourselves so easily. When the sacral chakra is blocked we often have illusions about what we think we are or what we look like. We create barriers and walls that prevent us from growing creatively as well.
In this podcast, I explain that right now both Jupiter and Neptune are stationed in their ruling zodiacs of Sagittarius and Pisces. This means that 2019 is a great year to dig deep into the sacral chakra and heal the trauma that is there. This year is primed for creative expansion and healing. It is also a good time to explore your own natal birth chart and see what you are bringing into this life astrologically.
The activities for this week are to give yourself a massage. The activity of giving yourself a massage is a step towards getting comfortable in your own body. It allows you to start feeling your body and making yourself feel good. This can be uncomfortable at first but it’s an activity you will hopefully grow to love.
The journal assignment for this week is to journal about your emotions. As soon as you wake up in the morning note how you feel. Write down any strong emotions that come about during the day. Notice if you have control over your emotions or if you have trouble showing your emotions. You can even take this a step further and track your emotions with the moon cycle.
There will be a solar and lunar eclipse this month with I will be talking about later this week.
Stephanie Cotton is a Transformational Life Coach, Astrologer Enthusiast, and Published writer in Durham NC.
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In this episode of the Caffeinated Gypsy and Erica talk candidly about Erica's journey into the Yoga world and she approaches Yoga differently from most. Erica also shares her journey through being a massage teacher, mother, and the philosophy behind her and her husband's website the Mindful Bohdi. They also share some personal experiences about dealing with mean people on social media and how they try to stay positive while dealing with social media b.s.
Erica Ramos Erica is a former massage instructor turned yoga teacher with certifications in vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, prenatal yoga and loves many different forms of fitness including weightlifting and kettlebells. She also is a self-proclaimed astrology fanatic and uses astrology and moon phases as self-help tools. She also owns her own small in-home family childcare business by day and is the co-owner of The Mindful Bohdi with her husband Danny.
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In episode number 2 we are joined by Tracey Preston. Tracey shares her journey from coming out of a deep depression and attempting to take her own life to now creating content to help create a sisterhood that supports other women in their healing and life journey. In this interview, we leave no stone unturned. We talk about marriage, divorce, parenting, the struggle to find healing when you lack money, astrology, energy healing, and the desire to create a sisterhood.
Tracey is the creator of Rise Mama Rise and the Luna Love Tracker.
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We are excited to have Tracey joining our community and you can learn more about me your host Stephanie Cotton at my website www.stephanie-cotton.com
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Stephanie Cotton and her husband Eric Cotton introduce the Caffeinated Gypsy by exploring 11 questions from Tim Ferris book Tribe of mentors. In this podcast, Stephanie recommends her favorite books about spirituality, mindset, positive thinking. They also talk about CrossFit, fitness, meditation, spirituality, and the what rituals Stephanie has that others might think are strange. Stephanie also shares her journey into holistic health, spirituality, and creating her Chakra workbook Light it up.
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