Megan and Venessa discuss the themes of this New Moon in Virgo on September 9, 2018: Change, structure, and how we get to shape change...

All that you touch you change. All that you change changes you. The only lasting truth is change. God is change.” ~ Octavia Butler

This month is all about looking at what needs to be in place to navigate change, and supporting the structures that allow us to “shape change” on all levels...

We cover the physiology and transformative roles of the stomach and spleen on physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual levels, as well as ways to support digestion and immune function in this transitional season. Of course, we also share lots of practical tips and tools to support your health, including nutrition, plant medicine, and journal prompts to support you this new moon (including one of Megan’s favorite embodiment practices)!

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In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why the resistance to change is much like the birthing process

  • How we are in a dynamic process of shaping our world while being shaped by it

  • Megan’s favorite way to work with plant medicine and why she believes there’s no greater medicine than plant medicine

  • Megan’s Art of Activating your 5 senses - see the practice below!

  • It all starts with attention and presence

  • Some helpful eating practices to do with kids to bring them into the moment, and some of the reasons behind “picky eaters”

  • Why presence and embodiment can help with emotional eating

  • How letting your body do the grocery shopping can change your world

  • The process of writing a letter to your body, and your body writing a letter back to you

  • One of Megan’s favorite questions to ask clients: What is that food telling your body? What is the information that your body is getting from it?

  • How to use the qualities of expansion and contraction to navigate your health journey and experience

  • Physiology: the stomach, spleen - barrier systems, processing/transformation - > death and release

  • Spleen function - blood storage, filter for blood as part of the immune system. Old red blood cells are recycled in the spleen, and platelets and white blood cells are stored there. The spleen also helps fight certain kinds of bacteria that cause pneumonia and meningitis

  • Helpful supplements and foods for supporting stomach acid

  • Ways to support your digestive fire, aka Agni, and solar plexus energy

  • Locating where your stomach and spleen are

  • Top indicators and clues that tell you your stomach needs more support, and what you can do to boost function

  • How to tune in and begin transitional shifts in diet as we approach cooler seasons

  • Warming spices and foods that you can start bringing in

  • The one thing that can really take a hit on your immune function immediately, and nutrients that help support your immune system

  • Fire Cider! Megan’s favorite way of making this amazing immune boosting digestive supportive tonic - Recipe + Info coming soon!

  • How Megan is setting herself up for success with one practice in the morning



BODY || Take 5 minutes and drop into your body

ctivating your 5 senses...

  • Picking 5 things you see

  • 4 things you hear

  • 3 things you smell

  • 2 things you touch

  • 1 thing that you can taste

STRUCTURE || What is ONE thing that you can bring in or shift that will help you in this time of transition so you can embody change?



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Amanda Verdery Young