Well, it's been a hot minute since I published a SoulStyle, but I'm excited to revitalize this feature article! Happy Spring/Fall Equinox everyone!
How Flower Obsessed Victorians Encoded Messages In Bouquets: Victorians used flowers a lot like we use emojis.
Egg Magic and Folklore: perfect for Spring/Easter
Grandma's experiences leave epigenetic mark on your genes: or why I believe so strongly in ancestral healing and feature my lineage story prominently in my "about" section.
According to the new insights of behavioral epigenetics, traumatic experiences in our past, or in our recent ancestors’ past, leave molecular scars adhering to our DNA. Jews whose great-grandparents were chased from their Russian shtetls; Chinese whose grandparents lived through the ravages of the Cultural Revolution; young immigrants from Africa whose parents survived massacres; adults of every ethnicity who grew up with alcoholic or abusive parents — all carry with them more than just memories.
- See also: How Trauma Lodges In The Body
- New favorite find: Jennifer Racioppi. Jenn is an astrologer and life/biz/health coach who suffered a hysterectomy at age 20 (!!). Her life and her emotions were a mess until she learned how to chart the moon as a stand-in for her menstrual cycle. She now offers coaching at the sweetspot between astrology and life/biz/health.
- I love talking about the things no one is talking about-- especially if it's difficult or awkward (ha! Cancer sun meets Aries moon). Although I haven't read this book, I recently recommended it's topic to a client: Liberating Losses: When Death Brings Relief
- In honor of women's history month, I've been posting interesting women with little-known stories on instagram. Recent features have included Mourning Dove, an Okanagan (my tribe!) woman who was one of the first Native American novelists AND who featured a half-blood protagonist who happened to get a happy ending at the end of the book (not a common theme for half-blood characters 100 years ago). I've also featured Lucrecia de Leon, a Spanish girl whose dreams were used to spy on France and England AND Harriet Tubman, who, little-known-fact, dreamt/dream-scouted the routes of the Underground Railroad before she took them. She never once lost a passenger or got caught either.
- Speaking of dreams, my course: A Course In Dreams has been completely revamped, redesigned and re-released in the School of Dreams and Divination! There are several modules available as a free preview as well.
- Finally, I have a secret. I hosted a Divine Darkness symposium in January and have been promising a follow-up symposium . . . well the symposiums are about to get a whole new look and attitude. Watch this space for more ;)
- Love the photos in this post? Me too. They are from the bohemian home decor site, soulmakes.com
In love and Darkness,