22. You Are Magic & Fear is Never the Truth - Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman

In the Intro:

  • Books to live by
  • Mitochondrial meanderings
  • The deep ancestry of all humans

In the interview:

  • The sound of the thing you are called by, and choosing a name with multilayered meaning
  • From outcast to leader
  • What being the daughter of an immigrant taught Yaya about communication & self expression
  • When you realize you're magic
  • Making the radical choice to express the way you really feel (that way, if people hate you, at least they hate the real you and not a false impression of who they assume you are) (also, that way, you attract the exact right people into your life)
  • Why dreams are real, our favorite dream teacher/writer, & how to work with your dreams (and nightmares)
  • Fear is never the truth
  • Magic, nature, and layers & layers of ancestral depth ("I feel like I have an intact ancestral identity in a way I didn't even three years ago")
  • Healing chronic pain
  • Sensory overload and how "there's a lot of undeniably magical things happening all the time, but life is loud"
  • Navigating the world as an empath/Highly Sensitive Person
  • A lot of chronic conditions are due to long term nervous system overwhelm
  • Herbal body oiling
  • How a radical diet change healed Yaya's endocrine (hormonal) and nervous system
  • It's good to do things that our ancestors would recognize from their time on earth
  • Shapeshifting mythical archetypes & fields of consciousness
  • Discovering your own relationship with the plant realm

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