The 7 Sacred Feminine Leadership Archetypes of the Seven Sisters

The 7 Sacred Feminine Leadership Archetypes of the Seven Sisters by Kara Maria Ananda

I've been fascinated with the constellation of the Pleiades for over 20 years. Before I knew the name of the stars, it was the small bright cluster that I would always search out with my eyes at night.

Later I discovered they were the Pleiades, and was compelled to research their mythology, stories, and meaning. Through learning about the mystery of the Seven Sisters, I have put together some amazing information about these stars known as midwives, goddesses, and priestesses in different cultures, and how these seven sisters correspond to the seven chakras and are encoded with wisdom for modern women today.

The Seven Sisters are 7 Ancient Archetypes for Women's Leadership that are embedded within our global stories, the patterns of nature, and our own women's bodies.

These 7 archetypes reveal a full spectrum of models of feminine leadership that have been encoded with the mythology of cultures all over the world, as well as within astronomy, astrology, biology, and numerology. 

As women are reclaiming our true feminine power and stepping into roles of healing, teaching, speaking, writing, and being change-makers in the world, it is essential to understand that there are many ways that we can embody our true feminine power and be leaders today.

The Alpha male leadership role that our modern culture sees as the typical model of leadership is not a pattern of balanced leadership for the new emerging conscious culture. New feminine leaders need positive archetypes for us to learn and be inspired from that resonate with our hearts and souls. 

This is why it is so healing and transformative to learn about the 7 Ancient Archetypes for Women Leaders Today - to know that we can be conscious creators of this global transformation in many different ways, and that our roles as women leaders will actually change as we embody different stages of our lives.

These 7 archetypes are fluid and move in a spiral or circle, thus you may resonate with different archetypes depending upon what project you are working on, or the time of your life that you are in. You will see how gentleness, creativity, and receptivity are also characteristics of leaders today, and that we all have a place in the feminine spectrum of leadership. 

The 7 Sacred Feminine Leadership Archetypes of the Seven Sisters by Kara Maria Ananda

The Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters are the seven stars of the Pleiades and they correspond with the seven chakras. The Pleiades are recognized in every culture around the world, and central to the secret knowledge of ancient civilizations. 

The Pleiades is the brightest cluster of stars in the sky, and these stars have been noted in cultures as diverse as the Egyptian, Greek, Hopi, Mayan, Lakota, Japanese, Maori and Australian Aborigine, since the beginning of human history. Ancient cultures around the planet have long marked the cycles of ages through sacred calendars, pyramids, and astronomy, and every culture has marked the passage and appearance of the Pleiades in the sky through these ways. 

The Mayans, Cherokee, and Hopi believe that their ancestors come from the Pleiades. The ancient Mayans and Egyptians built pyramids aligned with the stars of the Pleiades. They are known in Egypt as the Seven Midwives.  In China and Greece they are known as the Seven Sisters. In Greek Mythology, they are recognized as priestesses, mothers, lovers, and midwives, and many ancient Greek temples were dedicated to the Pleiades. Humans around the world have honored, celebrated, and marked the passage of the Pleiades for many thousands of years.

The Seven Stars of the Pleiades constellation are known today by their names from Greek Mythology as the Seven Sisters: Maia, Alcyone, Electra, Celaeno, Taygeta, Asterope, and Merope. There are two other main stars in the constellation, the father of the sisters Atlas, and their mother Pleione, a goddess of the ocean. 

Beyond the sight of the human eye, there are actually over 300 stars in the cluster of the Pleiades. This constellation resonates with the human chakra system, as we have 7 main chakras in our body, an Earth Chakra below our feet, the Soul Star chakra above our head, and over 300 minor chakras throughout our body. 

The Seven Sisters hold the keys to 7 archetypes for women’s leadership.  Connecting with them consciously will support you to step into conscious feminine leadership to co-create peace, harmony, and healing for the Earth and Humanity now. 

Now is the time when the Sacred Feminine Energy that the Pleiades embody has come back into alignment with the Earth for the future cosmic evolution of humanity. This is a potent and powerful time for aligning with the wisdom and teachings of the Seven Sisters. 

This is the beginning of an era of great transformation, in which the Sacred Feminine returns and comes into balance with the Sacred Masculine. This is the birthing time of a universal consciousness born from the hieros gamos, the sacred marriage of the divine feminine and divine masculine. Through the union and balance of the Universal polarity we can find peace within harmonic consciousness, creativity, and vitality. 

Ancient cultures around the planet have long marked the cycles of ages through sacred calendars, pyramids, and astronomy, and every culture has marked the passage and appearance of the Pleiades in the sky through these ways. 

The 7 Sacred Feminine Leadership Archetypes of the Seven Sisters by Kara Maria Ananda

Which of the Seven Sisters do you embody? 

  1. Maia the Midwife - Root Chakra 
  2. Alcyone the Queen - Belly Chakra 
  3. Electra the Activator - Solar Plexus Chakra
  4. Celaeno the Oracle - Heart Chakra
  5. Taygeta the Storyteller - Throat Chakra
  6. Asterope the Visionary - Third Eye Chakra
  7. Merope the Priestess - Crown Chakra

Discover which of these ancient archetypes that you resonate with and step into your feminine power, strength and wisdom.

Now is the time for you to be a voice and leader for change, healing and balance in the world and you can do that in the feminine way that feels good for you. 

There is much deeper we can go into discovering the stories of each of these seven sisters and the meaning the archetypes hold, as well as the global mythology and stories about the Pleiades from around the world. 

But for now...

Tune into the energy, names, and associated chakras of each of the Seven Sisters and feel which intuitively you are guided to connect with. Consciously meditating and calling upon this Starry Goddess will support you in the work you are doing to embody and ground in this energy in your life. 

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Learn more about the Seven Sisters in the Maia Mystery School:

The Maia Mystery School

Learn more about the 7 Archetypes of the Divine Feminine through the mystic stories, practices and wisdom of the Seven Sisters PLUS much more! 

Now is the time for you to shine your light, experience a conscious rebirth, and become a co-creator of peace, healing and transformation in the world!

Be the Hero of Your Own Life

You have within you abundant potential. 

The one you are waiting for to stand up and make a difference in the world is you. 

As you discover your passion, and follow that journey through to manifest your vision, you become a conscious creator both fulfilling your dreams and bringing inspiration and transformation to the world. 

You are complete the way you are, ready to embark upon your destiny. 

You don't need approval or permission from anyone or any institution. No certificates, licenses or expensive fees to go for your goals. You're the one to make the choice to do it. 

"Follow your bliss." - Joseph Campbell

Be the Hero of Your Own Life & Follow Your Bliss

When you discover the path that brings your heart joy and lights up your soul, then you're on the Hero's Journey, you're following your bliss. 

As you trust that deep impulse within you, the essence of the hero's journey reveals itself in the state of flow, serenity and integration that occurs when doing what you are destined to be doing. 

Chase your dreams. Seek out what makes you feel one with the world. 

You are the expert of you, the only one who can make the decisions about what's best for your life path. Luckily, you have a compass with you to help guide you on your journey every step of the way. It's within your very core, it's your heart, and it will lead you to the best adventures.

Just tune in to your heart any time you wonder which way to turn, or what road to take, and notice how you FEEL when you consider each option. 

When you feel a warmth, a fire, a pull, a flutter, a vibrant hum, a quickening, a lightness or a softening within your heart - than that is the path for you - regardless of what anyone else says. 

The Hero's Journey is learning the language of the heart and letting it guide you on an adventure to discover what is it that you love to do. 

By finding your path of love and destiny, you inspire others to adventure forth and seek their own way to the fountains of the heart. 

On this journey, we learn to know the meanings of the many feelings we have in life, and to trust our primal heart wisdom.

The hero's heart is their compass. Trust in this incredible force is what keeps our aim upon our big vision, as we navigate our way through our lives, creating our own path about this Earth. 

Trust your heart and opportunities will open to you that you could never have imagined or expected yet are exactly what you most deeply desire and need. 

That is the magic of following your bliss. 

When we embark upon the hero's journey, we activate a deeper discovery of who we really are and what we are here to do. 

As we create a new path for ourselves, we reveal our gifts, find joy and challenge in pursuing our mission, and strengthen our confidence, trust and belief in our purpose and self. 

We also grow a greater connection to the world around us, and a deeper compassion for the universal human journey of dreams, obstacles, overcoming, persistence, love and life that we all experience. 

What is it that gets you excited? What is it that adds sparkles to your world? 

The universe always leaves clues, follow the breadcrumbs of synchronicity, the signs and messages within the world that will lead you to your destiny. 

You are the hero of your own life. 

Take hold of the pen, and write your own story. 

Go for your dreams! Whatever brings you joy, do that, and keep doing the next thing that lights you up until you find your way to that big something that you grab hold of and then see how far it can take you. 

Just don't give up, or chicken out, or postpone your grand life goals for next week, year or decade. Every morning wake up and decide to make THIS day and every day - an adventure. 

Believe in yourself, your heart, your limitless potential and boldly claim your bliss! 

Now is the time and the adventure of your lifetime awaits! Are you ready?

Many blessings, 
Kara

Superfood Brownie Bar Recipe (Raw, Gluten-Free)

Superfood Fudge Brownie Bars with dates, walnuts, cacao, seeds and coconut oil.

When I made these bars and gave some to my kids, they actually clapped their hands in appreciation while they were busy chewing.

Not kidding, my 5 year old and 16 year old both applauded the deliciousness of these concoctions. 

Have you noticed the ever-expanding bar section of grocery stores today? There are so many different varieties and flavors from paleo to raw. 

However, it's simple to make your own bars at home - with just the ingredients you love. Personally, I am a huge fan of all things chocolate.

I also love the all-natural nut and fruit bars from the store. I've found that I can easily make my own version at home. This way I can also upgrade the quality of the ingredients to organic, and add more nutrient-dense superfoods for extra nutritional boost. 

Dates are the sole sweetener in this recipe, so it's naturally sweet and sugar-free. Organic dates are delicious and provide fiber as well as iron, calcium, copper, magnesium, Vitamin B6, and more essential micro-nutrients and minerals. They support healthy digestion and elimination of the body, promoting colon health. 

Eating dates in late pregnancy, has been linked to favorable labor outcomes. Thus I created this recipe during my recent pregnancy to make a great way to eat dates, while also balancing the sweetness with the sustaining energy of the nuts and seeds.

Walnuts provide protein as well as omega 3 essential fatty acids, iron, magnesium, folate, Vitamin E, antioxidants, and much more. Walnuts are excellent for supporting the health of the brain and heart, and they may promote prostate and breast health as well. 

Raw cacao is an excellent source of antioxidants, as well as magnesium and iron. It also contains anandamide, the bliss molecule, which improves mood. High quality cacao is a superfood, and may even boost your brain power and enhance memory

Chocolate is conventionally made with cacao, sugar, and milk, but the nutritional benefits of cacao are diminished by processing, dairy, and refined sugar. Raw cacao has all the best benefits of eating chocolate, and exceptional taste. 

Hemp seeds are a highly digestible source of plant based protein. The non-psychoactive seeds of organic hemp are a nutrient-dense superfood.

Hemp seeds are rich in Omega 3's and gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which have been shown to support hormonal balance and help PMS and menopause.

They are also a great source of fiber, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin B6.

Chia seeds are also a great plant protein source, along with fiber, Omega 3's, antioxidants, and a variety of minerals and vitamins.  

Black sesame seeds are highly valued in Traditional Chinese Medicine to promote beauty, longevity, and youth. Postpartum women are encouraged to eat them to replenish their energy, health, and spirit.

Sesame seeds are packed with protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron and magnesium, and the black variety are specially prized for anti-aging. 

I love adding nutritious organic seeds to my bars for extra energy and nutrient diversity. However, if you don't have them, they are optional. 

These bars are delicious. I make double batches because they go quickly. 

Raw Chocolate Brownie Bars with dates, nuts and seeds.

Superfood Brownie Bar Recipe

Ingredients:

1.5 c. organic pitted dates, medjool or deglet

1.5 c. organic walnuts

1/2 c. organic raw cacao powder

1 T. hemp seeds

1 T. chia seeds

1 T. black sesame seeds

1/4 tsp. sea salt

1 T. raw organic coconut oil

 

How to Make:

Add all the ingredients to a food processor, and run until everything is mixed thoroughly and has created a consistent dough that sticks together. 

Spread the dough out into a pan and smooth flat and even. I used a silicone mat on a cookie sheet to spread the dough onto. You could also form into balls.

Chill in the fridge until firm, 1 hour or more, and cut into bars or squares to serve. 

These brownie bars store for weeks in the fridge in a glass-lock container (if they last that long!). 

Enjoy! 

Superfood Brownie Bars Recipe - healthy, fast and delicious.

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The Gifts of Simplification & Self-Care

I am so excited to welcome in this new year ahead!

2016 was transformational and challenging.

I was pushed in my personal and professional life to let go of so much, including travel schedules, speaking engagements, and just about anything involving a plan.

I did not expect that my pregnancy would lead me to be nauseous and vomiting from late March through early December of this year. I was throwing up persistently through most of this entire year, for almost 9 months straight, including up 'til past 42 weeks pregnant and in labor. 

So, you can feel then, how grateful I am to have my baby in my arms and to feel GOOD again! 

Yet, 2016 brought unexpected gifts through the near constant queasiness (besides the sweetest little baby boy).  

The most valuable transformation of this year was SIMPLIFICATION.

Being no longer able to do everything all the time, I had to minimize, streamline, and organize my life and work in a more optimal way. Truly I've wanted to do this to a greater degree for a long time, but I recognize now that I have had a hard time saying no to invitations, opportunities and projects.

This year the Universe gave me an opportunity to really get to it and focus on what was most important. In order to say yes to self-care, I had to rearrange my life.

It's amazing, now that I have embraced a streamlined creative flow, I have time to breathe and enjoy my new baby, and still grow my business, serve clients around the world, and nurture my whole family.

A significant synchronicity that supported this year's minimization was the guidance by a mentor to read the book "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less" - just at the same time as the first waves of morning sickness started hitting. I highly recommend it if you want to take back your time, focus on your goals, and learn how to politely avoid giving your energy away. 

The Gifts of Simplicity & Self-Care

I've also deepened my practice of the art of SELF-CARE.  

Rest, nourishment, and essential oils have all been huge supports for me this year. Through diligence and care, I kept my mind, body and emotions strong, resilient, and thriving, despite near daily nausea. I was able to manage my pregnant wellbeing through daily routines to support my energy, digestion, and spirits. 

I am so grateful for all the natural health support that I have at my fingertips, to be able to meet the always changing needs of myself and my family. 

I've been called to teach more about self care and thus created the new course this year, The Pleasure of Pampering: Sacred Sensual Self-Care for Women, sharing the powerful health promoting benefits of feminine self-care. 

As we go into 2017, I will bring with me the gifts of simplicity and self-care which I gained this year.

I am so happy to be grateful and inspired heading into 2017, and with all this new energy you can bet that I have much to share! 

I'm also incredibly grateful to all my clients and community who have graciously been patient and understanding with me this year as I was unexpectedly hit with ongoing nausea for months. Your ongoing support and caring has been incredible and appreciated!!!!

What lessons did you learn this year that you will remember in the years to come? 

I am wishing you a thriving, vibrant, creative and active new year! 

Many Blessings, 
Kara

My Top 10 Essential Oils for Pregnancy

Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth and Baby

Mama's Essentials

I am so grateful to have an abundance of the highest quality essential oils at my fingertips to support my current journey through pregnancy, birth and beyond. 

I've long valued the benefits of essential oils for mamas and babies, using aromatherapy massage oils with my pregnant clients and blending beautiful labor oils and mists to bring along in my birth bag as a doula. 

The experience of growing and birthing a baby is an extraordinary one, in which a mother experiences changes physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. 

It's also a sensitive developmental period, in which women are very aware that chemicals, pharmaceuticals, pollutants, and environmental influences can effect our baby's health significantly. 

Thus, natural and pure essential oils from plants are a nurturing and gentle addition to a women's self-care tool kit during pregnancy, birth and beyond. 

In early pregnancy, my most used oils were for digestive support, emotional support and skin care. I also used other specific oils for immune and respiratory support as individual issues came up over the months. 

Here are my top essential oil recommendations for pregnancy & birth: 

doTERRA Essential Oils for Prenatal and Postpartum Wellness

Essential Oils for Pregnancy

Ginger

This spicy earthy root creates a beautiful energizing essential oil produced from fresh ginger in Madagascar. Ginger became a strong ally to me during this year, as I experienced pregnancy-induced nausea and vomiting throughout the entire length of my pregnancy. Thus, ginger has been on hand - by my bed, in my bathroom, by my desk and in my purse. I have not been without ginger oil for months and months and it's been greatly valued and appreciated to calm my digestion and queasiness while also promoting courage and confidence. 

Lemon

This essential citrus oil is bright and refreshing and is a great combination with ginger to smell or diffuse. I loved diffusing ginger and lemon essential oils together in the morning first thing, to help me start off the day with greater ease. The combo is like ginger lemonade, so good! Lemon is also naturally cleansing, so a great oil to freshen the air with. 

Bergamot

Bergamot is another beautiful citrus oil which is very beneficial for boosting mood and emotions. Pregnancy can bring lots of emotions along the journey, and bergamot is one of my favorites to reach for to smell or to mix in blends for massage or diffusing to brighten my spirits. 

Peppermint

Peppermint is one of many pregnant women's favorite oils for digestive support and calming the tummy. Avoid peppermint during breastfeeding, as it could reduce milk supply. 

Cardamom

Cardamom creates a spicy sweet aroma that is very effective at suppressing queasiness, and thus another great supportive oil for the digestion. Cardamom also blends well with ginger to smell or diffuse, with a scent evoking chai. 

Lavender

Lavender is the most popular essential oil used in the world for good reason. It supports calm, relaxed feelings as well as having benefits for the skin and body. Lavender is a wonderful oil to have in your essential oil toolkit for a multitude of purposes, but especially for reducing stress and enhancing restfulness in pregnancy. 

Ylang Ylang

Ylang ylang is a beautiful floral essential oil that is calming and uplifting. It's a favorite oil to blend with bergamot, lavender and other relaxing oils for an emotionally balancing aromatherapy experience. One of my favorite uses for ylang ylang in pregnancy with with lavender and geranium in a warm foot bath with epsom salts and baking soda - this is a great way to ground and release stress at the end of a day, as well as to ease tired pregnant feet. 

Melissa

Melissa is the essential oil of the lemon balm herb, and thus has a lemony sweet and green scent. Melissa is a precious oil that is very gentle, yet highly effective at calming the nervous system as well as supporting the body's immune system. 

Geranium

Geranium is a sensual floral essential oil that is balancing for the skin, supportive of the immune system, and has calming and grounding effects on the mood. 

Immortelle

Immortelle is an amazing doTERRA blend of essential oils, including frankincense, Hawaiian sandalwood, myrrh, and rose, which is wonderful to massage on the growing pregnancy belly to support skin appearance and tone. 

Essential oils for pregnancy

Quality Matters

It's especially important during pregnancy to use the highest quality of essential oils available.

I use doTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade oils, because they are comprehensively tested in their labs and by third-party independent labs to ensure they are of optimal purity and potency, and free of pesticides, heavy metals, toxins, synthetic chemicals, GMO's and molds.

Find out more about how to get pure essential oils here at 25% off, plus join my essential living community to help you to naturally thrive in wellness. 

Contact me with any questions! 

Many blessings, 

Kara

P.S. Thanks to Shades of Stone for the beautiful and elegant onyx essential oil holders in my photos! I love having my favorite pregnancy and birth oils ready in such a gorgeous display. 


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Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe (Gluten Free!)

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You know when you want something sweet and comforting, but what you really need is good protein and lasting energy in a snack?

How about when you want cookies but you can't decide between oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip or peanut butter? This is the cookie to solve these conundrums! 

Plus these are gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free. They are full of what you want and without what you don't. 

I came up with this healthy everything energy cookie recipe to satisfy my late pregnancy cravings, with ALL the flavors, and packed with organic protein, but without any wheat flour, dairy or refined sugar. 

It's so good, and simple to make. These make a great mid-afternoon snack, and also would be perfect breakfast cookie enjoyed with a morning coffee. 

Use organic ingredients and pastured eggs for best results, nutrition and flavor! 

Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin Energy Cookies

Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, & Refined Sugar Free

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c. coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1 T. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c. oats (I used gluten-free oats)
  • 1 T. coconut flour
  • 1/2 c. almond flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2/3 c. raisins
  • 2/3 c. dark chocolate chips

Prepare: 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. 

Mix together the coconut oil, honey, maple syrup, vanilla, peanut butter and eggs in a medium sized bowl. 

In another bowl, mix together the oats, coconut flour, almond flour, cinnamon and sea salt. 

Then add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Stir together.

Add raisins and chocolate chips and mix gently until incorporated. 

Place spoonfuls of dough on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart and bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. 

Let cool and enjoy! 

Someone is eating up all of Mama's Mountain Energy Cookies!

3 Visionary Practices For Holistic Entrepreneurs

Do you desire to grow a business that create healing, transformation and prosperity in your life and the world?

Are you wanting to support a better future for humanity and the planet, while also growing your financial stability, resources and abundance?

Perhaps you already have a business that you want to grow but you are not sure where to focus?

I passionately believe in the work of healers, coaches, teachers, mentors, holistic practitioners, and conscious entrepreneurs.  

It is clear to me that stepping into a new paradigm of visionary thinking is needed for entrepreneurs, thought-leaders, visionaries, and changemakers to make a difference in the world.

Beyond competition there is collaboration and creativity. Beyond business plans and projections, there are people and possibility. 

Follow the calling in your soul to be of service in uplifting the world.  

To be truly successful in changing the world through conscious entrepreneurship, we must develop new business skills that embrace visionary thinking. 

Whether or not you are interested in entrepreneurship - these visionary skills are vital for successful achievement of any goals and dreams you have in your life and creative expression! 


3 Visionary Practices for Success

1. Know Your Vision

Focus on why you are investing your time, energy and passion into your conscious business creation by remembering your big vision.

When you have a compelling reason or calling that drives you forward, you hold within yourself the ability to overcome any obstacle and work through blocks or challenge to find solutions and creative possibilities.

When you feel passionately about something and can see in your mind the greatness of achieving your long-term goals, then you it's possible to attract amazing opportunities into your life and work due to the power of your vision.

It is helpful to create a physical and mental reminder of your vision. Fabulous ways to do this are through journaling and writing your goals regularly, creating a vision board you can look at each day or post above your desk, and spending time regularly to envision in your mind the details of your goals. 

2. Cultivate Intuition

Successful entrepreneurs and leaders possess an innate sense of creativity, innovation, instinct and divine guidance. This gives them the ability to get into the flow, grasp innovative ideas and be able to make quick decisions. 

This comes through cultivating a strong sense of intuition, and listening to those inner nudges that may lead to finding a pivotal book or website that propels your work to new levels, or feeling called to an event where you make synchronistic connections. 

The ability to thrive in a changing world, while being of growing service and success as an entrepreneur, is enhanced through the intuitive capabilities.

Leaders need to be tuned in on an instinctive level to feel and read into what the world needs now and in the future. 

There is a place for business plans and to-do lists, and following formulas and schedules, yet the ethereal, spiritual and creative element of intuition is vital tocreate the receptivity for great achievement. 

3. Be Resilient

The more challenging an obstacle in life is, the greater the feeling of accomplishment when having overcome it. 

People who achieve their dreams and goals are those are inspired by challenging situations, who experience life fully and keep believing in greater possibility. 

The ability to achieve sustainable long-term success, and make a big impact in the world for the greater good, comes from resiliency - the ability to bounce back, get back up, and keep looking for new possibilities in how you can be of service in the highest way. 

Entrepreneurs are all about finding solutions and exploring new ideas.

Keep trying, training, practicing, and taking action.

Don't give up. Believe in yourself. Learn new things.

New things are rarely easy right away, and new challenges will always pop up. It's how well you are able to keep moving and growing that makes a difference. 


If you have a passion, skills and vision to bring healing and transformation to the world through your service and gifts, then you have the essentials needed for holistic leadership today!

Trust that all the business skills you need to know are learnable.

You have the ability to grow your conscious business as entrepreneurship is evolving today with holistic models and technology to support us to shine our light in new ways with the world and bring people and healing together. 

Your work is needed by the world to bring change, transformation, and support for the challenges that the world faces today. 

When you trust in the value of what you have to offer, and know that it will enhance the wellbeing and empowerment of others and the whole world, it is your calling to find every way possible to share that.  

You can be successful in making your passion into your thriving career and I am completely excited about supporting you to do so!

Shine your light and share your compassion with the world, because we need you to help make the world a better place. 

There is infinite abundance for all of us, if we choose to accept it, receive it, and most importantly TRUST in it. 

There is no need for fear of scarcity or competition when you step into offering your UNIQUE gifts to the world, and through skillful communication and networking you can reach people anywhere in the world!  

So are you ready to step up and accept your divine mission to make the world a better place - and make your life better than ever?

Your new clients, community and soul family, are waiting for you to share your amazing skills and passion with them, to help make theirs lives better and solve their problems.  

Rise up and be an empowered change-making entrepreneur today! 

Wishing you abundance & vitality! 
Kara 


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The Women of Standing Rock are Midwifing a Global Movement

Indigenous Women Are Standing Strong

Women are leading the way at Standing Rock to protect the waters of North Dakota, and bringing forth a global indigenous spiritual and ecological movement, which honors the integral health and respect of the Earth and people.  

"Sacred Stones Camp was begun by women, as a prayer."
- Elders & leaders of Sacred Stones Camp 

A group of Lakota Sioux women from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, including LaDonna Bravebull Allard, established the Sacred Stones Camp in April by the Cannonball River in North Dakota to protest the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline through their land and water supply.

The crude oil pipeline is being built through sacred lands, burial grounds and medicine harvesting sites, and is a continuation of the abuse of human rights, treaties, and nature. 

Water & Oil

The Cannonball River is a tributary of the Missouri River, the longest river in North America, and the pipeline has already been laid close to the shores of Lake Oahe, a dammed off section of the Missouri River which is the water supply for the Standing Rock Sioux, as well as for millions of other people. 

The Dakota Access Pipeline would carry 440,000 gallons of fracked crude oil a day through the pipeline from the Bakken Formation, which reaches through parts of Montana, North Dakota and Canada. 

The pipeline was supposed to pass the Missouri River just to the north of Bismarck, but due to the concerns about potential oil leaks polluting the drinking waters of the state capitol, it was rerouted south through land delineated to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie, thus putting the risk directly on the tribe's immediate and only water supply, as well as the water for the millions of people downstream.

Prayers for the Protectors

My heart and prayers are with Standing Rock and the Water Protectors who are calling for a halt to the Dakota Access Pipeline which not only threatens their water, but it runs through land that was illegally taken from them. 

Through these challenging times, it is easy to wallow in feeling helpless, angry, upset and appalled at the abusive treatment of the indigenous people and water protectors, by militarized forces protecting corporate fossil-fuel interests, that is aggressively using violent tactics against women, men, elders, medics, youth and horses.

This is what indigenous people have been dealing with for hundreds of years, and this monumental gathering of indigenous people from over 300 tribes coming together in prayer and unity is an incredible demonstration of resilience, connection and the power of people to stand up for what is right.

"It’s people who are gathered together in prayer and unity and coming together for the first time, really, in history. This is a historic moment for tribal nations to come together like this. We’ve got people who are historic enemies camping alongside each other, learning to live together and be together in this space...
Private security uses dogs and mace on Native American women and children protecting sacred sites being destroyed right in front of them, while North Dakota police are watching. People are out exercising their first amendment rights and being met with militarized response in incredibly dangerous situations: guns drawn, mace, planes flying overhead...We hope grassroots media gets the real message out, that we’re gathered here in unity and prayer to stop this from happening.
- Tara Houska, National Programs Director for Honor the Earth

Women Leaders for Healing the Earth

Standing Rock is an unprecedented movement of people from global tribes and backgrounds coming together to stand up in prayer for the Earth. This is happening because of the strength and commitment of many dedicated women who have started and sustain these efforts. 

The healing of our waters and earth has a new feminine spiritual leadership, that is guiding an ecologically focused partnership model of living.

“One of the most beautiful things I feel right now, is that you see these amazing, empowered women who are stepping up and really reminding us young men, and men in general, that our role is to let the women lead, and yet, we’re their protectors and we stand side-by-side, but the women are supposed to lead with their hearts.”
- Nahko Bear, speaking about Winona LaDuke and Indigenous women leaders at Standing Rock

The strength of the women supporting this movement is inspirational. They are honoring and bringing awareness to how protection of the waters is intrinsically connected to the protection of our food, herbs, women's wisdom, birthing wisdom, children, communities, Earth, and sustainable living. 

Daphne Singingtree, a Traditional Healer & Midwife, at Standing Rock, photo by Jade Beall

Daphne Singingtree, a Traditional Healer & Midwife, at Standing Rock, photo by Jade Beall

Women's Health & Ecology

Many midwives, herbalists and healers have traveled to Standing Rock to set up health clinics and support for the camps. Women healers are speaking up about the vital nature of traditional and sacred reproductive health care and birthing support for women. 

"Sovereignty for indigenous people is only going to come about through the support of women and women’s health, in the same way that we defend and protect Mother Earth is the same way that we need to defend and protect women and the next generations of children being born."
- Carolina Reyes, Midwife at Standing Rock

The first baby was born at Standing Rock in September and has been named Mni Wiconi, meaning Water Is Life in Lakota, also the words seen all over Standing Rock and that express the heart of this movement. She was born naturally without medical assistance, a sign of great blessings upon the camp. New birthing tipis have been constructed for the more expected babies to come. 

In the heart of the sacred lands under attack, new life is coming forth, dedicated to continuing the protection of water and health. 

The Energy Fueling Sexual Violence

What's happening with the Dakota Access Pipeline is a continuation of the abuse and violation of the rights and health of indigenous people which perpetuates both the raping of the Earth and women. 

"The way we treat the earth is inseparable from how our society treats women."
- Tracy Rector

The Bakken formation in North Dakota, as well as other sites of extreme extraction, have become lawless "man camps", which are already hubs for violence and sex trafficking of women, girls and boys, particularly affecting the indigenous population. This is well documented in a submission to the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on "Extreme Extraction and Sexual Violence Against Indigenous Women in the Great Plains." 

In North Dakota, extraction from the Bakken deposits has increased over 300 times since 2006, and human trafficking and violence has similarly risen in the state.

Many indigenous women have been forced into prostitution or become victims of trafficking, and there is inadequate funding of the Tribal police and legal system to combat the influx of criminal activity led by national and international drug cartels due to the labor camps.  

Uniting for the Earth & Health

It is so important to pay attention to how women's leadership and health are integral components to the Dakota Pipeline opposition, and how environmental racism impacts indigenous women disproportionally. 

Women are strong, women are healers, and will keep this movement going forward. Midwifing a healthy future for all the generations to come is a sacred path that women and men from all backgrounds are called to.

The connections and movement that is happening at Standing Rock is creating new relationships among global tribes that will support all future stands against fossil fuels and the destruction of sacred lands and health. 

There will continue to be prayer, the grandmothers and elders will always remember the sacred ways of healing. 

No matter how much of traditional ways has been lost, the time is now for rebirth.

People are coming together at Standing Rock, to protect the water and indigenous rights, and in the process have created a model sustainable village with schools, kitchens, wind turbines, solar panels, health clinics, birthing spaces, ceremonial circles, and are sharing wisdom for sacred and sustainable living.

Water is the "first medicine;" it sustains us in our mother's womb, Spotted Eagle says. It's used in ceremonies to heal people. The steam it gives off in a sweat lodge, for example, purifies. Water can clean a spirit when it's bleeding. It can calm a person and restore balance.
- Faith Spotted Eagle, quoted on CNN

Water is healing.

Through the protection of our water, we can find a way to bring healing to the earth, to people, and spiritual feminine leadership is bringing light to the way. 

Mni Wiconi - Water is Life! 

Carol, from the Pauite Tribe, photo by Jade Beall

Carol, from the Pauite Tribe, photo by Jade Beall


Photography by Jade Beall 

Jade Beall is a mother and world-renowned photographer from Tucson, AZ, creator of A Beautiful Body Project, and dedicated to celebrating truthful images of women's beauty. Find her work at: www.jadebeall.com 

Cover photo of Dona Lyn, from Southern New Mexico, facilitating support, prayer and ceremony on the front lines of Standing Rock. 


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