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10 Things You *Can* Do to Unravel Systemic Racism Now

“This is awful. But what can I do about it?”   This is the common White response (heck, the common response for most people) to understanding the frightening the nature of institutionalized racism (and other forms of oppression) in the United States – and in many other countries across the globe. It can feel like …

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Embracing Uncertainty and Fear of the Unknown

When I stopped expecting certainty, is when I became whole. When I allowed the unknown to become my partner in co-creation, is when I began to enjoy the process of life every single day, no matter what. Yet embracing uncertainty is easier said than done. It’s not something you can just “chose”. It requires a …

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Choosing to be a Courageous Leader in Moments of Chaos

Hey guys, Jordanna Eyre here from Modern Day Sorcerer. What is “Modern Day Sorcerer” you may be asking? It’s not about witchcraft and definitely not about magic wands 🧙‍♂️ Modern Day Sorcerer is a space for conscious leaders who are ready to become a force of clear and calm direction in today’s turbulent times who …

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How to Practice Deep Self-Development on a Busy Schedule

All right, so you know, I decided to make this blog because I actually don’t believe that doing lots of deep inner work and really having personal or self development lead the way and pave the way for you as a leader needs to be something that takes up tons and tons and tons of …

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How I Still Get Work Done While Staying Committed to Personal Growth

Hi Jordanna Eyre from Modern Day Sorcerer here! I just wanted to come on real quick today and share how I still get work done, like how to take lots and lots and lots of action and get a lot done when you’re also really committed to your growth. Because the thing is is that …

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What is the Concept of a Modern Day Sorcerer?

People ask me very frequently what I’m referring to by my use of the word sorcerer or sorceress. If you were to get on Google and research the word, you’re going to find a whole plethora of ideas and concepts about what we’ve been taught the word means, and I actually have it that those are completely myths. And so today we’re going to dispel the three primary myths of the word sorcerer, and what I’m referring to when I use the word.

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Changemakers: Are You Making This BIG Mistake

I want to talk today about a very common downfall that I see happen with those of you who are trying to create change. And it might be change in a company culture. It could be change in your home or your family. It could be change in something in society that you’d like to …

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How to Define Vision and Purpose for Yourself

Do you feel called to a vision… but part of you wonders what that even means? Do you hear people use the word “purpose” and wonder if they’re throwing it around aimlessly? Are these words overused… or are they an intrinsic part of each of us? Come hang with me as I describe my take …

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What It Means to Be Prepared as a Leader

Sometimes when you think you’ve been held back from greatness, you’ve been in preparation for something even greater than you can imagine.

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Activate Creation Energy for Next Level Growth (Podcast Interview)

In this episode:
Jordanna shares a visibility edge
How she is making structure feel good for her
How to activate and utilize the “Spiral of Creation” to get to your next level

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Why You Need to Be Aware of This Vital Change

My desire and wish for you, is to get to go through this big planetary change in a different way. In a way that gets to be easy for you. You actually get to enjoy the change.

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How to Increase the Power of Your Complex Mind

Does the complexity of your mind feel overwhelming?

This solution will help you find peace and presence- and will also give you access to your unique wisdom and power.

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How to Save More Time (In the Most Unexpected Way)

Do you ever feel like there’s not enough time in the day? Does it feel like life gets in the way and then time just slips through your fingers, and you don’t know where it went or how to get it back?

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How to be Present (Through Not Being Present)

There’s a key to being more present that you won’t lose when you get rattled. It’s a way to be more present that’ll stick with you consistently. Today, I’m going to show you a practice that you can do to become increasingly and consistently present.

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How do you heal a broken system?

Disclaimer: This is one of the most “intense” articles I’ve ever written. But I promise that if you make it through to the end, you’ll find the power and possibility.

We have to go through the darkness to get to the light we’ve been desiring. And the light that awaits us there is brighter, and holds more opportunity for ALL of us.

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5 Ways to Gauge Integrity When It’s Not Clear What’s True

Covering yourself in pretty branding and glitter is easy. Being what you claim to be is not.

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How to Be Present When Life is Speeding Up

It’s the weekend, and your mind won’t shut up. Everything in your life seems to be ramping up quickly…

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BQE Software Podcast, Jordanna Eyre, Interview with a Sorceress

Creation, science, understanding the dual nature of our world, what being a “sorceress” really is (and how you are one, too), balancing masculine and feminine nature, and more!

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5 Ways to Use Integrity as an Asset in Business

All too often, carrying a passion for integrity in your heart feels like a worthless cause.

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The Medicine of Discomfort

A few weeks ago I awoke to a feeling that something was off… I got out of bed for my morning practice, and the curiosity grew stronger. What was going on inside of me felt important — not to be dismissed or ignored. I grabbed my journal and allowed the information to flow through me. …

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3 Ways to Get the Magic Powers You Were Always Intended to Have

I recall the moment when my older brother was in the attic playing on the Ouija board with his friends. And BAM there was an explosion.

Needless to say my mother, and all of us in the home, were frightened.

How did they get those magic powers to cause that?! Or were they just playing a joke on my mom? The latter is the far more likely, knowing my clown of a brother.

Bad joke, dear brother.

I didn’t really understand what was so strange about asking ourselves how to get magic powers as a form of play. Something felt off, but I didn’t know why… And now, it all makes sense to me.

Does magic really exist in the world? Is magic real? Does it work?

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3 Jedi Tricks to Master Uncertainty While Also Creating What You Desire

Last year I rang in the New Year in Morocco. And, if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may recall that the 3.5 months I spent there were akin to a bootcamp in living life in pure uncertainty (click here to read more). People who want to create big things and change …

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Why Leadership is Dying

When I was a little girl I fought tooth and nail for what was right. I was the kid who spoke up (sometimes even shouted) in the classroom when the teacher didn’t treat all kids with the respect and love they deserved. I was the kid on the playground who wouldn’t stand for unfair treatment …

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Clearing the Reputation to Give Magic the Honor It Deserves

A few weeks ago, I talked about the abandonment process I had to go through in my love of words in order to come home to the deeper truth within why words were so important to me — the feelings words bring and the capacity they have to support us in powerfully creating our lives …

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Discovering Magic in Sorcerer School

It’s hard to believe that just a year ago, I was still a little timid and had no real clue where I was going in life! Last May, I took the biggest leap ever by following my gut and committing to Sorcerer School, and it is sincerely one of the biggest, most life-changing decisions I …

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A love letter from the soul of MDS to you

As we were putting the finishing touches on “From Soul to Business: Love Letters & Lessons from Experts with Successful Businesses & Fulfilling Lives,” we felt something was off, that a piece of magic was missing. We soon discovered that the soul of Modern Day Sorcerer had something to say and was eager to speak …

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Abandoning Our Gifts to Find Deeper Meaning in Them

Ever since learning how to string together a sentence, I’ve loved words. They were my favorite art form, with meaning, inflection and expression infused into each syllable. I loved writing, I loved speaking, and I loved learning new languages. The feeling of words as they rolled off my tongue to communicate what was in my …

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Why Traveling Is the Best Thing an Empath Can Do

In my last blog post, I shared one of the biggest myths floating around about being a sensitive being who absorbs the feelings of those around them. Because of this myth, sensitive beings around the world have been taught to hold back. We have been instructed to play small. We have been guided to abandon …

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The Myth of Being an Empath (and Your True Calling)

I used to absorb the energy and emotions of everything around me. I mean everything. I couldn’t be inside of a mall, a concert, a subway, or a busy street without feeling at least a bit overwhelmed. I remember living in San Francisco and having to take the train to work every day, and arriving …

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What Dance Taught Me About Life

There’s nothing like it. The feeling of floating across the dance floor, my feet intricately stepping in the moment of one undulating beat after another, my body moving freely with the music as my feet bring my body to the precise location where the next move flows through me like magic, feeling the gentle nudge …

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Life in Uncertainty and What It Taught Me

One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned from three+ years of full-time travel is that I can’t know anything until I’m actually there. Planning too far ahead is futile and only leads to a lot of unused plane tickets and cancelled reservations. I arrived in Morocco on guidance from that greater something. “Go to Morocco,” …

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What If Your Life’s Work Is Done?

A few weeks ago, I was in the midst of saying goodbye to my business, as I had known it. It wasn’t the first time my business went through an evolution, but it felt different this time. I had to burn it to the ground to allow the soul of my business to rest and …

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Will Giving Up Lead to Your Next Breakthrough?

I think we, as a species, tend to complicate our lives because we don’t know what we want. Overthinking and overanalyzing become the norm, causing so much stress and anxiety in our daily lives. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The Universe truly does speak to us in extraordinary and unexpected ways. We …

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Finding Safety to Be Yourself in the Corporate World

A few weeks ago I was on a train in Morocco. My close friend and colleague turned to me and said, “Hey I think we should be careful about what we show to the corporate community here, even on social media…” I believe in listening fully to the person I’m talking to — in surrendering …

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Allowing Our Hearts to Be Imprinted By What Is Different From Us

When people hear I travel full-time, they often ask questions about how various cultures have grown me. I’m a people person and have always identified with other cultures — able to see myself in each person who appeared different from me on the outside. But it’s not the cultures that have grown me the most …

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Why Is It So Hard to Surrender? (Part 2)

A couple of weeks, we talked all about surrender, which is perhaps the most life-changing tool for growth and the most impactful tool for business I have ever found. It’s also the hardest state to achieve. In our last blog post, I also shared the first two steps in getting through the resistance and finding new …

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Why Is It So Hard to Surrender? (Part 1)

One of the most common questions I receive from people is, “But how do you surrender?!” We talk about surrender as one of the greatest solutions to both our material and existential problems. And it is! But it’s also the hardest state to truly achieve. And if we’ve never achieved it (and it’s one of …

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A Tender Heart + Lots of Kindness Inside

Even the nicest people can struggle with kindness sometimes, especially if they’re having a bad day. Especially those moments when someone doesn’t seem ‘worthy’ of kindness… Sound familiar? When it’s been a rough couple of days or even just a tough few hours, in the heat of the moment it’s easy to be horrible to …

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Planning for the New Year, Knowing That Plans Never Go as Planned

How do we review our growth from one year into another when things often stray far from the plan? When we go into a new year, we may hold the hope or expectation that the intentions we set for the year will wrap up certain areas of growth or external fruition into neat little bows. …

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The Calm Before the Pleasure Explosion: What to Do When You’re Pushing Against an Edge

Did you know that #teamMDS has a resident Pleasure Sorceress? If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you already know – that’s me! The team bestowed that title on me because of my commitment to learning from pleasure, finding the pleasure in the painful moments, and allowing others to recognize and emphasize how …

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Taking Responsibility for Your Own Sh%# Even When It Seems Like Someone Else’s Problem

This week we wanted to share a Sorcerer School worksheet with you about Human Interaction – as a portion of the world heads into the holiday season to spend time with family …it’s common that our “shit” can come up during this time! Human interaction is never one sided. We’re always coming into every communication …

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How Maleficent Taught Me to Love Myself

Life has a funny way of getting our attention sometimes and unless we learn to pay attention, we’ll continue to miss these signs until Source has no other choice than to beat us over the head with it… Sometimes literally! Just like it did with me. It took developing extreme chronic illness AND near death due …

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Why It’s Okay to Lose Faith

This week in Sorcerer School we’re working with finding faith. And so inevitably, as Sorcerer School has had a way of doing with me over the last year and a half that I’ve been facilitating it, my own awareness of the topic has been tested. Because what would something called Sorcerer School be if its …

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The Good News About Darkness (+ how to be grateful for it)

If you follow me (Jordanna!) on social media, you’ve probably heard by now that I am writing my very first book. (If not, now you know!) It’s funny how when you have a dream to do something – like write a book – you cannot wait to get there. Yet it’s so easy to get …

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The Magical Side of Self-Sabotage

Have you ever seen that innocent face a child makes when they feel guilty about something? If you’re a parent, it’s probably a look you know all too well. Whether it is guilt from an accident or guilt from something they know they shouldn’t do – that’s my current relationship with self-sabotage. I know all …

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How to Cure Your Emotional Hangover

It’s an interesting time right now, not just in the United States, but also around the world. Our collective crap is being dug up and brought out for us to see, and it’s happening so blatantly and powerfully, that we can no longer ignore it’s there. It is far easier to ignore our own deep, …

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The Secret to Going From “Cannot” to “Mission Accomplished”

I did something today that I’ve taken countless tries at, but could never seem to get right. Something I’ve tried in three different countries, with various people, and with plenty of “tips” from experts that simply didn’t seem to work. I did it for myself. I did it for my business. I did it for …

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Coming Home, and Facing the Things We Avoid

I didn’t consider Portland “home” while growing up here. And I certainly didn’t consider it that after moving away twenty years ago. Yet, now that the world has become my home, coming back here feels different. I’ve learned that as much as our perception of home is one we can cultivate within ourselves, there will …

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Hate Is Just Another Sign It’s Time to Grow

You know those things you just cannot stand? Where you think, “how can anyone stand this?” This can be anything: A taste. An event. An experience. A type of person. In moments of experiencing these things, we often use the word “hate.” I don’t find myself using this word often – and don’t get me …

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How to Use Celebration to Create Forward Momentum

For the last few years, I have relied heavily on the power of celebration to honor my growth and give me a big boost of forward momentum. At first, it was in large part a means of survival, because things felt so draining and awful that I needed to celebrate every little bit of goodness. …

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4 Reasons Your Body Has Everything to Do With Your Business (and All the Important Facets of Your Life)

The path is never-ending. You spend your days as an entrepreneur making decisions, innovating, and paving the way to new heights for your customers and your team. It’s an all-consuming journey — one you wouldn’t change for the world, but intense and exhausting, nonetheless. You somehow find the time to keep yourself alive and, if …

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My Failures Are Worth More Than a Business Degree

I was born with an uncanny ability to put my foot in my mouth. That, coupled with a tendency toward impulsive decision-making, an aversion to authority, and a total disdain for the superficiality of most societal norms, has led to a lifetime of moments involving bewildered, judgmental, and disapproving looks from the casual observer. Over …

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Why Disconnection Is the Key to Reconnecting

Do you ever have those days – randomly, out of the blue – where you wake up just feeling… odd? It’s as if there’s been some kind of interruption. As if you’ve disconnected from the moment. Personally, I don’t believe in coincidences or “things happening to me.” For a self-actualized thinker like myself, I like …

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Why You NEED Self-Compassion for Growth

Remember the last time you reacted to making a mistake with compassion? You gave gentle understanding to yourself. You spoke calmly and problem-solved inwardly, without belittling yourself. … sound foreign? Perhaps, “Hahahahahahaha. Yeah right?” popping to mind? This week, I’ve had a massive to do list. I had decided last-minute to take the weekend off …

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American Politics, Integrity Soup, and Cats in Rhinestone Gloves

I don’t usually do this. In fact, I generally do my best to avoid it. It doesn’t provide much value. It “feeds the wolf” I’d rather not feed and certainly doesn’t show the darkness of the world in its true light. But yesterday I couldn’t help it. It was right in front of me. And, …

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How to Balance Your Personal Growth with Business Demands

It’s been a busy week over here at Modern Day Sorcerer. But last night, as I was softening into a booth at a swanky cocktail bar in the company of a handsome second date (who happens to be a business consultant and totally gets me), we couldn’t help but laugh together at what that “busy …

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How to Make Growing Pains Less Painful

“As you grow more practiced in noticing your triggers, offering yourself kindness and remembering that the power to heal your life is always available in the present moment, the situations that once set you off lose their explosive potential.” – Martha Beck   Growing pains suck – big time! Just when you think you have …

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How to Feel Confident in the Unknown

One feverish, sweaty night. Two hours of sleep. A racing mind, heart and body that, despite physical and emotional exhaustion, won’t let me sleep. When I finally awoke this morning, exhaustion immediately set in and my body begged for more sleep, but my daily responsibilities and soul were calling me to get up, so I …

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When Things Don’t Go According to Plan

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how things just don’t seem to be going according to plan. For the last couple of years, it seems that many of my goals – big and small – have been unfulfilled. This is a far greater source of frustration than you can imagine. Growing up, planning was …

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How to Use Confusion as a Growth Tool (even when it doesn’t feel good)

I’ve put writing this blog off, even through loud and clear guidance to do so, until the very last on-tap item of the day because I’m that frightened. “What if he reads this? Nah he knows better than to read your stuff. But what if? Would it freak him out? Or anyone else for that …

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How to Handle Moments of Disconnection From Your Truth

Our egos can do a really great job at convincing us we are separate and disconnected from others. It’s what lets us slip so deeply into heartache, loneliness, feelings of not being seen, financial frustration, disillusionment, day-to-day overwhelm, and even bigger bouts of depression and anxiety. In moments of pure inspiration and love, we know …

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What to Do with the Uncomfortable Feels

Being uncomfortable. There’s no simple way to explain how it feels. It’s this dis-ease in your body. Or perhaps it’s just a feeling that you have crawling through you that you just can’t quite put your finger on. It’s well …uncomfortable. Typically, nothing comes from our uncomfortable feelings because they’re dull aches that we been …

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Your Experiences = Everything You Need to Learn

When I was young, a lot of things came easily to me. I was a quick learner, a good writer, a thoughtful daughter/sister/friend, and an all-around adaptable person. What did not come easily to me were some of the things I wanted most to learn. Riding a bike, swimming, and hula hooping. To me, these …

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Find the Light in Your Darkness (Tara’s Story)

Hello! Allow me to introduce myself… My name is Tara and I am 40. I’m an introverted, animal-loving, morbid, nonsensical, clumsy, whimsical, dorky, tree-hugging Pixie wannabe with a Gypsy heart… And I’m totally obsessed with The Walking Dead! I am a proud mom of a 22-year-old man (eeek!) and a happy wife of 6 years …

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Why You Should Let Go + 4 Ways to Know When

Reader’s Note: Last month I wrote about the difference between running away from and running closer to the truth. If you’re an active reader, consider this Part 2.  We each have our own attachments to certain things. On the surface, there seems to be no rhyme or reason as to why I tend to have trouble …

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How to Get Your Mind to Trust Your Intuition

When you’ve got a lot swirling around in your body – in both your heart and mind – it can feel amazing. Freeing. Powerful. Breathtaking. In complete and utter alignment with everything you’ve ever wanted. The thing about naturally thinking before feeling is that, we tend to judge the feelings that course through us. As …

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Why You Should Treat Fear Like an Ally in Life & Business

Isaac Newton said, “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” For every contraction that takes place within us, an equal amount of expansion is trying to happen. Look at your body and its way of contracting to create expansion and expanding to creating contraction. It’s one of the simplest laws of physics. …

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How to Stop Overthinking the “How To” of Surrender, Written by an Overthinker

Ah. To surrender. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept or if you need a refresher, here’s Google’s definition of surrender: abandon oneself entirely to (a powerful emotion or influence); give in to. Surrendering is a beautiful art that requires very little thinking and a lot of feeling. It is the act of giving in to …

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Why Not Knowing What’s Going to Happen Can Make You More Profitable

You’ve finally reached clarity. You know what you want and nothing can hold you back. You make a plan and put everything you need in place to execute it perfectly. And then you leap – into the next level, into expansion, into the greatness you’ve been craving and your vision has been asking for. And it’s …

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A Practical View on Spirituality, by a Non-Woo

Hi there! I’m Marrissa, Modern Day Sorcerer’s marketing gal. While that is my title, I do a little bit of everything, as I’m a multi-passionate being! I’ve been with the team for a little over two years – and when I met Jordanna, it was like a bundle of joy and overwhelm at the same …

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4 Ways to Use Money as a Tool for Growth

Money – no matter how abundant you are in life with money, or no matter how little you have, it’s something that always makes us just a little uncomfortable. We use it to define us – at times – based on how much we do or don’t have. It feels uncomfortable because it tends to …

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How to Find the Truth When Everyone Claims to Have It

It’s available to you in any moment. All you have to do is open a book, listen to a podcast, or open up any social media feed – and there’s someone right there preaching the ‘truth’. When it’s something you completely disagree with, it’s easier to dismiss. But what about the truth out there that …

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Are “lost opportunities” really lost?

Life is always moving forward, and in that forward motion comes choices we make along the way. The choices are endless: What career path to take Where to live Whether to have children or not Whether to take this path or that one Learning this new skill or the other The beach or the mountains …

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What We Mean by the Word “Sorcerer”

Let’s talk about the word “sorcerer” – I know the normal typical associations this word comes with. Mythical books. Harry Potter. Magic wand. Gandalf. Unicorns. We typically think “mystical” when we stumble upon this word. All things also associated with rare. Special. I didn’t become the sorceress, though, because I was “special.” I’m just as …

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5 Reasons Why “Coming Out of the Closet” With Your Spirituality Is Easy

I’ve heard it a thousand times. “Thanks for being so transparent!” “I love how open you are about your ‘woo’ – I wish I could be that way!” “At home I [insert obviously spiritual behavior/preference/etc. here], but there’s no way I could be that way at work — I work with [insert career type that …

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5 Strategies to Access Flow in All Moments

You crave those times when inspiration moves through you like magic. The times when the hours available in each day abundantly line up to meet your inspiration and convert it into bursts of productive creation. The times when the money plentifully arrives to meet the creation you’re putting out there, leaving you feeling like you …

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How to Stay Open When Everything Is Falling Apart, Part 2

Last week I told you the story of my airline fiasco. If you haven’t read it yet, go check it out! But I will let you know, it’s not necessary to receive the message you need to hear – feel free to dive in if you’d like. So how did I come out of what …

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How to Remain Open When Everything Is Falling Apart, Part 1

I’m currently sitting at the airport about to catch a flight to New Zealand… that I was supposed to be on 3 days ago. It didn’t exactly go as planned. [Note: What you’re about to read will probably sound like a rant and quite uncharacteristic of me – but just keep reading through to get …

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Can growth (in biz + yourself) really be that easy?

A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog post on how to let courageous transformation be easier than we think it’s supposed to be. And it feels like time to expand the conversation. Because, chances are, there’s a part of you that simply doesn’t believe it can be easy. Life is “supposed to be …

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Why Not Knowing What’s Going to Happen Can Make You More Profitable

You’ve finally reached clarity. You know what you want and nothing can hold you back. You make a plan and put everything you need in place to execute it perfectly. And then you leap – into the next level, into expansion, into the greatness you’ve been craving and your vision has been asking for. And it’s …

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Why a Step Backward Means Forward With Your New Year’s Resolutions

There’s a common misconception that holds us back from growing. We set intentions for ourselves and instantly expect to watch them take hold in ways that look better. We believe that growth always means things are headed upward in our lives and improving. We want our income to grow — so we expect to make …

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What 2016 Really Needs for you to Step Into It

So it’s a new year. We’ve let go of 2015, and welcomed in a whole new year. Excitement and perhaps a bit of uncertainty brew as the 365 days ahead begin to show themselves. If you’re like me, and did a review of what 2015 was like, you’ll notice that a lot can happen in …

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3 Ways to Bring Yourself Clarity When Dealing with Fear

Have you ever wondered why some people can see something as easily possible, and achieve it with ease, while others perceive the exact same thing as impossible, and that’s what it remains? For some, earning tons of money in a way that’s fun and uses all of their gifts is the easiest thing ever. And …

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3 Strategies for Receiving More Love + Support During the Holidays

It’s been a while – I’ve missed you! There’s been a lot happening over here — so much that words don’t do it justice. I’ve opened up to more love than I ever knew possible. And it’s been so, so hard. “How can love be hard?!” you may be asking yourself. Well first, let me …

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5 Ways to Make this Personal Growth Stuff Way Easier than Most of Us Let It Be

Do you ever feel like personal growth is just exhausting? Having to deal with your feelings, all of this introspection – do you ever just wish you could be DONE with it already?! I know the feeling. Like each layer of the onion that we peel away requires so many growing pains and so much …

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Why Relief Isn’t Necessarily a Good Thing

You know that moment in the decision making process — you’re about to make a big decision for your life, and suddenly, the weight of the decision feels like too much to bear. You go from a sense of excitement, to a fear that surrounds you that eats away at you. So you back out …

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Elephants, Motorbikes, and Accessing Your Power

Elephant Magic As she walked toward me she radiated a sense of power that commanded my attention. She was the biggest one there, amongst the already mammoth creatures. And yet, though the most powerful, she also felt the most connective. It was as if, through her power, she preferred to command stillness when she could …

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The Top 7 Reasons You May Think You’re Stuck

Weeeeee!! Can you feel it? We’re shifting so rapidly these days. Or not. Some days it may feel like you’re stuck. But I’m here to remind you. YOU’RE NOT STUCK.  In fact, you never were. You were never broken, there’s nothing to fix, and you’re never EVER truly stuck. But because some of the rapid …

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When You’re About to Offer Something to the World that Scares the Crap Out of People

  I’ve been scared. Really scared. I’m taking the culmination of years of soul archeology (digging + discovering + learning), years of growth, and the readiness to supercede where our society currently stands in power dynamics and how people interact. News flash — this does not make me any more “special” than the next person. But …

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5 Ways to Integrate your Experiences & Get the Most From Each New Tornado of Growth

I don’t care how woo-woo or non-woo-woo you are. It would be really hard not to admit that we’ve all been on a roller coaster of transformation right now. Every day we have experiences mixed with a rising up of feelings that helps us to grow more toward who we are and what we want. …

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The Real Reason It’s So Hard to Make Decisions for Your Big Dreams

Either I’m doing it all wrong. Or there’s something that doesn’t sit right for me. And I’m hoping not for you, either. I saw a post on twitter recently that claimed that “Business is as personal as physics. You just have to give people what they want.” Ouch. If that were the case, I wouldn’t …

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The Eyes of a Child

On some level you’ve always known. There are certain things about the world, certain things about yourself, and certain things about your role in the world, that you have always known. Some of us got pushed down, some of us got scared and pushed ourselves down, and all of us have fumbled at certain points …

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Why I Ride Sharks for Fun

I have long believed that our biggest fears are that which we most need to conquer in this lifetime. If we are here to grow, to flourish, to learn, to experience, then it only stands to reason that we’ll want to keep reaching out, experiencing more than we have experienced before; growing and expanding past …

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Why I Thought it Was Selfish but I Did It Anyway

My entire life I had been taught to look out for others first. I learned to love them before I could love myself, as if somehow my ability to be loved was rooted in them more than it was me. Counterproductive, I now know. But at the time, it made sense to allow my innate …

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Why I Love to See Men Cry

There is a lot of buzz these days about masculine and feminine. We’re seeking a truth in polarity; a truth in gender; a truth in who we are and how we relate to each other. Men are finding themselves as men in this world, and women are owning their feminine essence and the (totally different kind …

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8 Signs You’re Meant for Something Bigger on This Planet (the blog that went viral)

This is a blog I originally wrote for Purpose Fairy, one of my favorite blogs.  Because it made so many people so happy over there, I thought it best to share with my readers over here. Happy reading 🙂 ____________________________________________ “You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is …

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Is It an Epidemic?

I’ve been really present this week to a fear many of us are battling; a weight on us that’s keeping us from shining our light. I’m noticing my clients coming to me with a blanket of depression; with their self sabotaging behaviors flaring back up in all of their uncomfortable glory; with a desire to …

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Why Willpower is Bullshit

I do plenty of things because I know they are good for me, or because they are important for my career. I occasionally choose the workout when I don’t feel like it, finish the project for work that doesn’t sound exciting to me, and sometimes I choose kale over less healthy food when the unhealthy …

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My Humbling Experience in Letting Go of Control and Perfection (broken video link)

I’m humbled to find out what commitment can really mean sometimes. When we commit to something, we vow to stick with it. But it sticking with it, we may find that it’s not exactly what we expected. Being forced to let go of control and of needing things to be perfect is what comes along …

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Choice: Don’t Just Choose. Choose and Let Go!

Choice is something that comes up a lot in my work. How do we know what the right choices are for us? How do we determine what clarity in those choices really means? What I’m finding lately is that the more important part of “choice” is what you do after you make the choice. Sure, …

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Are You Sure You’re Not a Bully?

Bullies are so often viewed as the “bad guys” in schools, the workplace, and now that it’s more prevalent in our society, it seems to be everywhere. But what if I told you that bullies aren’t as bad as they seem. Now please don’t throw things at me quite yet. What I mean is this …

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Compassion Versus Feeling Sorry for Someone: The Winding Road to Forgiveness

There’s a beautiful older woman who sits on the steps on a building by the water, where I run several times a week. She’s beautiful in the way the light shines off of her, and in the way she radiates that light back to others. She has this way of taking the sun in the …

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Why Feelings are So Very Childish

I will never forget the day that I was sitting at the table with two loved ones, ages 3 and 33 (because they’re oh-so-important to me, we’ll change their names here to Fred and Wilma, respectively). Out of the blue, Fred proceeds to start bawling; I mean the kind of tears that could wake up …

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If You Spot it, You Got it

There are certain parts of becoming more self aware that, well, suck. Really, it’s that way with a lot of things that are good for us. For example, if you don’t exercise regularly, an attempt to set out for a five mile run will seem like a nightmare. But once you get past the initial …

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Why Being “Right” Just Makes Everything Wrong

We’re all pretty familiar with the good old protection mechanism called the ego. It kicks butt in keeping us safe from all of the external goo-ga that could potentially invade our space in the world. But it doesn’t always stop there. Sigh. The ego also does a pretty good job at creating more to be …

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Crunchy Conversations: Embarking on Difficult Communication with Ease

Sometimes extremes are good. If we’re lucky, extremely cold weather gives us skiing and the comfort of hot chocolate and cozy fires, and extremely hot weather gives us poolside drinks with umbrellas and the happiness of sunshine. I love off the wall, senseless comedy as much as serious, life contemplative drama. But not all extremes …

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You Are Your Own Magic 8 Ball

I often get questions from people who seem to think I have all the answers. And while I appreciate the accolades, it’s simply not true. The only reason I have any answers at all is because I have done anything and everything in my power to find my own path. I have learned through trial …

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Don’t You Know How Beautiful You Are?

I have entire days that feel like Christmas on a regular basis. Without the eggnog, the tree, the gifts, and the caroling. Oh yeah, and I’m technically Jewish. So how is that possible? Well, my regularly scheduled Christmas comes from my work. Especially when I’m with clients, I get the feeling that gifts abound, the …

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Why I’m Changing My Definition of Power – and You Should, Too

I’m not a big fan of the word “should”. In fact, it’s a word that I do my best not to use. In fact, telling you that you have to do anything, or that you won’t be “good enough” if you don’t, would completely go against my point. Power is about choice anyway, is it not?! …

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But Fear Itself…

“We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.” ~Winston Churchill Far be it from me to discount this famous quote from a brilliant man, but I can’t help but question whether it’s complete, if not ultimate truth. I’m not discounting the sentiment, and I very much agree with a portion of it, but it leads …

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Fear and Doubt: The Straightjackets of the Universe

We’ve all been there. Riddled with fear, overcome with doubt. It’s as if we can’t make a single decision because we’re so stuck in our heads and/or our feelings that our sense of “knowing” just disappears. Though they’re different emotions, fear and doubt can often come hand in hand. Fear creates doubt, and doubt feeds …

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Stepping into Leadership When You’re Not in Charge

I used to assume that leadership referred to those who had the role of “leader” – those who had a responsibility toward a group of people they were leading. But over the years I’ve learned that we are all leaders; that each and every one of us, when we are living authentically, speaking our truth, …

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8 Steps to Being Liked as a Leader (As if That’s All that Matters)

Being a good leader isn’t a popularity contest. It isn’t about who likes you or who wants to be your friend. But it is about people. And it is flat out impossible to be a truly effective leader without being a good person, and without having others’ best interest in mind. Being liked as a …

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Managing Emotions Through Wide Open Space

I’ve been busy lately. But not in the way where everything flows, and I end each day full of gratitude for everything I experienced and accomplished (ah, how I love those days). Instead, it’s been more of a juggling-many-balls-in-the-air-without-ever-having-gone-to-clown-school busy. In the past week or two I have replaced the gratitude-at-the-end-of-a-long-day feeling with pure exhaustion …

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When What You Want Changes: Finding Wholeness to Make the Right Decisions

It’s not if, it’s when. Inevitably, what you said you wanted will somehow, some way, morph into something else. It may be the next organic step from what you wanted – maybe you got it, you satisfied that desire, and you’re now moving on to what’s next. Maybe what you thought you wanted all of …

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Taking the Work Out of Personal Growth: Why Perfect is Often Preceded by Sucky

I returned home this Monday from a perfect weekend in the desert with friends. It was one of those weekends where I allowed myself to put all “work” on personal growth aside, in order to just experience the bliss found in how I’ve already grown; to play full on in the amazing life I’ve created …

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Feminine Power Is Not a Synonym For Control

I spent 13 years as a social worker, with a focus in domestic violence. If you’re at all familiar with the dynamics of domestic violence, you’ll be familiar with the term “power and control”. It’s what causes domestic violence and sexual abuse, this internal, ego/instinct based (and more importantly, fear based) need that our human …

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