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Sea Goddess Healing Arts Soul Broadcast ~ January 2023 ~ Being the Change You Wish to See

Updated: Feb 23, 2023

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Hello, and welcome to the Sea Goddess Healing Arts monthly Soul Broadcast!

Our collective intention is to share with you topics and information relevant to current energies, the Healing Arts, tools and modalities, and whatever our Souls are wishing to share with you every month. This month's theme is Being the Change You Wish to See!

We hope you love and find this monthly offering helpful, and a great resource in your own healing journey. Thank you for tuning into your hearts and our collective Soul space.


Literally, Being The Change

by Mandee Elam

(Medicine Woman of the Soul/Co-Founder and GIC at Sea Goddess Healing Arts)

First it is an intention, then a behavior, then a habit, then a practice, then a second nature, then it is simply who you are.” - Brendon Burchard.

We have all heard the famous Gandhi quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” It's plastered on bumper stickers and memes throughout the world. In my life, I have come to learn that this is true. It wasn't until 2017, when I actually started to show up for myself and start being the changes I wanted to see, that the change actually started to happen. I was in a rough place physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. I was healing from ankle surgery, a broken back, vocal cord dysfunction, severe allergies, fatty liver disease, a swollen optic nerve, polyps in my sinuses, HPV strain 16, High Blood Pressure, PTSD, and severe anxiety.

In my consciousness and shadow work, I was still using coping mechanisms/behaviors like being passive aggressive, not being able to speak my truth, talking shit to myself, lying to myself, and binge eating. I had a very dark night of the soul and come to Jesus moment with myself, my Angels and Spirit. I decided that I was going to make a change. Every single time I tried to get help from the medical system, there was some sort of block, problem, issue, malpractice, or misdiagnosis. I even had a nerve block injury from surgery, then went blind on and off for a month from the pharmaceutical I was on. I had enough.

At the time, I believed in alternative medicine and it was time for me to practice what I preached. Little by little, step-by-step, I started my journey. The reason I wanted change was because I wanted to live a full, healthy life. So I made a conscious decision to be the change. I referred to several teachers and tools to guide me and help me achieve the healing results I desired. I learned through Dr. Joe Dispenza that it takes 14 to 21 days to change a habit. I learned from Mel Robbins that you're never going to feel like it and if you have an impulse you must act on it within 5 Seconds, and pair it with life force energy to create motivation. Learning that empowered me. It gave me permission to be a wizard in my own life. So I started with challenging myself to do the Medical Medium cleanse for 28 days. It was the first time in my life I had actually stuck to a diet for longer than 2 weeks. The cool thing about it was it made me feel better. So I really craved the food I was eating and I was in awe of how it impacted my body so quickly. I then added in yoga. Just a little Yoga with Adriene on YouTube and I would do a different one each day. I felt my body start to unwind and truly begin to heal.

A few months later came mindfulness. I added in Louise Hay’s book You Can Heal Your Life and started becoming really mindful of how I spoke to myself each and every day. It wasn't until I changed the dialogue in my own heart and mind, that true and lasting changes took place outside of my body and within my nervous system. Anytime I would have a symptom, injury, or flare-up, I would look it up in Louise's book and understand what thought was causing the symptom and what affirmation I needed to focus on to rewire it. After a year of practicing these habits, my life changed. I was starting to become a whole new person by 2018. Now, in 2023 I can honestly say I continue to evolve. I haven't healed everything yet, I haven't lost all the weight, I haven't diminished all of my Shadows, but I certainly have not gone backwards and I certainly keep going deeper, layer after layer, as time, this dimension, and my consciousness allows. The only person who can do it, is you. The only way change has been created is by leading by example and doing. It's proven that children learn to do most everything from their parents’ actions and reactions and very little from their words. It's important we reparent ourselves and remember that affirmations are amazing for rewiring and pairing it with action creates true alchemy.


Looking UP in Awe and Wonder

The Path Less Traveled

by Ursula Duffy

(Co-Founder and GOO at Sea Goddess Healing Arts, Professional Astrologer and Certified Aromatherapist/Founder, Ursa Alchemy)

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ~ Rumi

When I think about how to be the change I wish to see, I reflect on many things. Things I have already done and incorporate into my life daily, and things I have yet to do. I know, and have seen time and time again, how our outer worlds are a direct reflection of our inner worlds. We are gifted the opportunity every day to choose our thoughts, feelings, actions, words and behaviors. I also pay close attention to the energies available to assist on this journey, and how I can tap into Spirit and the Cosmos. Personally, throughout my life I’ve found that being the change means going “against the grain”, redefining “normal” and choosing the path less traveled. The path less traveled can be very challenging at times, and definitely requires courage, determination, devotion and lots of gumption, however its biggest gift is in the trailblazing. It’s an absolute honor to create new ways, new paths and tap into being a warrior and a rebellious Spirit in my life and in my work. By personally being a steward and a creator of the path less traveled, the path is forged for others and the ripples extended are limitless.

We all have a great opportunity to tap into trailblazing Cosmic energy right now, and until May of this year. 2023 is ripe with new energy due to many planetary shifts we’ll experience, but the big trailblazing energy comes from the planet Jupiter, which is currently in the zodiac sign of Aries. Jupiter relates to growth, expansion, optimism, prosperity, faith and benevolence, and Aries relates to life force, action, initiation, courage, survival and warrior energy. The energy/expression of a planet is flavored by the zodiac sign it occupies. Some planets whip through the signs, like Mercury, Venus, the Moon and Mars, which all move fairly quickly. The Sun moves roughly 1 degree per day. We frequently experience a shift in their energy since they are frequently changing signs. Others travel more slowly; Jupiter takes 12 years, Saturn 30 years, Uranus 84 years, Neptune 165 years and Pluto 248 years to make one revolution around the Sun. The last time Jupiter visited the sign of Aries was in 2011. Jupiter in Aries amplifies the Aries energy in a BIG way; Jupiter is the largest planet! We can tap into the energy of a planet just like we do our guides, Angels and our Spiritual team. If you’re wanting to take more steps into being the change, trailblazing the road less traveled and/or needing to dig deeper into your inner warrior energy, and need a little more oomph, Jupiter can help!

How to work with Jupiter to help you be the change.

  • Connect with the planet visually. Jupiter is visible right now for most of the night approximately 90 degrees west of the Sun. As you gaze at the planet, think about calling in the energy discussed above.

  • Work with crystals that correlate to Jupiter, such as Unakite, Yellow Jasper, Yellow Topaz and Yellow Sapphire.

  • Jupiter’s day of the week is Thursday, color is yellow and metal is Tin.

  • Meditate and/or say affirmations or mantras, especially on Thursdays, that help you visualize and bring into fruition being the change.

  • Create an altar dedicated to Jupiter with items related to the planet such as the crystals, metal, etc. listed above. It could even include a candle that you light on Thursdays.

2023 is calling on us all to do this work, forge the paths and unify in creating the ripples, and its gifted us with truly awesome Cosmic energies to help us along the way. How will you be the change?


Twerk Out to Be the Change!

by Lexi Duquette, Mermaid in the Mountains

Lexi has been devoted to her own healing journey for years, and this year she was ready to be a guide for others. Doing the work is a form of being the change. This is one of our newest offerings at Sea Goddess Healing Arts and we're so honored to have Lexi co-host!

What is Shadow Twerk? Ready to do "the work" but don't know where to start? Have you already started "the work" but could use some tools, tips, and accountability? We invite you to join us for our 7 week series Shadow Twerk! Each week, Sea Goddesses Mandee Elam and Lexi Duquette will teach a Shadow Work Lesson and pair it with a fun, lively, interactive Twerk Out that helps to release your shadow, while aligning your mind, body, soul, chakras, and spirit.

Registration will remain open for the entire 7 weeks. Register for all and catch up on the recordings or just drop in for a session whenever you want.


Being the Change We Wish to See

Video Contribution!

by Crystal Jordan, Spirit Speaks


Permission to Quit

by Krystle J Bailey, The Daily Bailey

Selenite Crystals - Photo by Krystle

This month’s theme, Being The Change You Wish to See, inspires self-inquiry. It challenges us to really think about the role we play in the world around us. If a magic fairy asked you to change one thing within yourself and, in turn, she would change it for the rest of the world, what would you change?

I think a lot about the rules, boxes, and races in life. Things we never signed up for but were born, raised, and nurtured into. The rules we follow that don’t really exist and the boxes we are “supposed” to fit into but simply done.

I find myself asking the same questions often:

Who made this rule?

Why is it like this?

What purpose does this society-inflicted rule serve?

Where’s the rule book, anyway?

Can I see it?

In a recent blog on The Daily Bailey, I shared my thoughts about quitting, pivoting, and changing focus in a world that tries to tell us there’s only one way to success: to never quit.

Disclaimer: I am not a yoga teacher, instructor, or professional of any sort. I simply love the practice. Yoga has ebbed and flowed in and out of my life for several years. Like most good things in my life, writing led me to yoga.

That said, you could put yoga in the box with other things that I’m sometimes super intentional about and sometimes not. This box once brought me a lot of shame. Filled with all the things I stopped caring about or stopped giving my energy to… unfinished projects and business ideas I scrapped, eating “plans” and workout routines, relationships that fizzled out, and hobbies I tried. Sometimes I revisit the box and pull something back out, while others stay in the box for good.

For a long time, I was terrible to myself mentally for stuff like this. If the saying is true that we are our own worst critics, then call me Simon Cowell. There was not much anyone could say to me that I hadn’t already said to myself. SO this box of incomplete tasks was full of reasons to put myself down … convinced that there was something wrong with me.

I’ve had friends tell me how hard I am on myself in a million different ways and I used to think, “aren’t we all?”

Until I learned that we don’t have to be and actually, no…. We all aren’t. We don’t have to be.

There are very few “rules” that dictate how we navigate this weird life... We just think there are. When we are young, we are introduced to all the “boxes.” We are taught all the ways things “should” be… then we spend our lives trying to force ourselves into boxes they were never created to fit in instead of trusting ourselves to pivot as many times as necessary along the way. We tend to see pivots as failures rather than continuous forward movement on this journey of life.

Back to yoga:

During today’s practice, I got to thinking about LIFE YOGA and Drishti.

if you’re unfamiliar, your Drishti is used in yoga to steady and balance yourself as you move through the positions.

So, as I was moving from one pose to the next in today’s practice, I had pre-decided that when I moved into airplane pose, my Drishti was going to go right to a specific crystal on the ground. When I got there, I lost my balance briefly and moved my Drishti to a specific spot on my yoga mat, where I recentered and was able to hold the pose steadier. This also included me moving my arms to a less “traditional” pose that helped me to feel centered.

Until the next pose, then I moved my Drishti to accommodate my balance.

Repeat, repeat, repeat.

If yoga is life and life is yoga, then can’t we apply the moving of our Drishti or focus on accommodating the balance we seek OFF the yoga mat?

Why is it “WRONG” to take our energy off of one thing in order to pour it into something that creates more stability or peace in our lives?

Why is it “WRONG” to quit something that is no longer serving you?

Why is it “WRONG” to undecide that you want something?

Who makes these “rules” and at what point do we stop blindly following them?

I’m not interested in climbing all the way to the top of a ladder if it’s not the RIGHT ladder for me. Sometimes you decide that halfway up. Sometimes you get a glimpse of the top, and that journey doesn’t feel right in your heart anymore. Sometimes a more exciting, interesting, lucrative, purposeful ladder comes along and demands your attention.

Now don't get me wrong, there is absolutely something to be said about consistency and perseverance, but that's not what we are talking about here. Along the way, you may find that the thing you're pushing toward isn't even what you want anymore.

And sometimes, it’s okay to quit.

It’s okay to leap.

It’s okay to pivot.

It’s okay to start over.

It’s okay to move your Drishti.

It’s okay to break the “rules” to create stability, ease, flow, and balance in your life. EVEN IF it goes against the non-existent rulebook of life.

In Glennon Doyle’s book, Untamed, she talks about trusting her inner knowing to make JUST the next right decision. Sometimes we can’t see the whole journey (or the whole ladder), and there isn’t a guidebook or path laid out for us. You don’t need to Google it or survey your friends. You don’t always need to ask the experts. Sometimes you have to be your own expert.

Sometimes you must look inward and ask: What is the next RIGHT step for ME?

Your inner knowing knows. Trust it. You’re allowed to.


We hope you've enjoyed reading our stories and journeys about Being the Change!

Wishing you a beautiful January and start to a new calendar year.

Join us for our next Sea Goddess Healing Arts Online Soul Circle on Thursday, 1/19 at 7 pm.

Find out more about all of our many upcoming classes and workshops on our Classes page and events on our Events page! Registration is now open for our first retreat!

With Love, Light & Gratitude,

The Sea Goddess Healing Arts Team

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