February 19th, 2019

State of the union… Full moon in February

Happy Full Moon!

Today I want to share with you a kind of “state of the union” overview about books, land, events, and life. I’ve been juggling a couple of different ideas to write about for this full moon newsletter, but this morning I woke up feeling it was time to do an overall check-in.

I’m sitting on my bed in a hotel room in the little town of Urubamba, looking out the window at the Urubamba river and the mountains of Peru. Yesterday, on the bus driving through the incredible rolling hills quilted with patches of potato plants with their purple and white flowers, bright yellow mustard flowers, light matte green fava beans, and green, green wheat fields, I pulled my computer out and finished the last chapter of The Warrior Heart Practice. YES!

New book

The Warrior Heart Practice is a book I’ve been working on for five years; I feel like it is the reason I am here on the planet, my biggest gift. It is being published by a big New York publisher, St. Martin’s, and I have put my heart and soul and years of teaching, experimenting, and exploring into it. I can’t wait to share it with you! It will not be published until January 2020, so you get to be with me on the journey to its birth. Yay!

There are many midwives for The Warrior Heart Practice, and I’d love to invite you to join the team who is helping bring this book into the world. I’d love your ideas and dreams of creative ways we can share this important book with the world. Some of the things we are dreaming about:

– an epic live book launch party
– an exciting online giveaway and launch celebration
– book launch parties all over the country at bookstores and other venues
– a group of facilitators and coaches to share the Warrior Heart teachings
– local and online book clubs

I’m open to any ideas; what would you like to see? How would you like to participate?


New land

Last June, as I’ve shared before, a friend and I bought an incredible piece of property outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is 180 acres of rolling hills with a creek running through it and a gazillion pine, pinion, and fir trees. It is bordered by national forest on one 1/2 sides. Soon I’ll be having work parties to help clear the land and dream into next steps. There is one old adobe building that we will need to gently clear, and a lot of old appliances and junk to haul off. While it has a well that was drilled many years ago, we still need to figure out the best way to pump and store the water. We also need to bring electricity to the property and fix the roads. It is a big job that is going to need many hands and much support. And I’m excited to share pictures and progress in the coming months!

If you have skills or energy or any other resources and want to help, please let me know. I’m pondering setting up a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for the basics in exchange for retreats on the land, private sessions, and other perks. More coming soon!


New online courses

Our work team (my sister Christy and main team T, Sarina, Tara, and Elle) have been busy putting in new infrastructure for our online classes. Starting over the next two months we will be offering an “evergreen” version of my four-part series Be Brave and my nine-month intensive program Ignite Warrior Goddess Online Training. What this means is that you can start anytime and do the programs at your own pace. I’ll also re-release my popular separation and divorce course in May (if you need it now let us know, we can get you signed up behind the scenes.) And then I’ll start creating new courses! What would you like me to share next? I’m open to ideas…


Upcoming live events

Come join me live in San Antonio in March or Miami in April for Warrior Goddess Transformation; a one-day workshop that will change your life. I love this one day workshop so much because in a short amount of time women come together and get their world rocked in the best way possible. If you have felt stuck, if you are craving more sisterhood or support, or if you are ready to step into the next level of your spiritual and healing path this is a workshop not to be missed. Come for the day and then stay an extra day to explore or renew! Space is limited so please register soon. So looking forward to seeing you!

My super popular Warrior Goddess Leadership course will be coming in April; we start with a free webinar at the end of March. More details coming soon. And for those of you who are interested in leadership, we have two certification trainings coming up: Warrior Goddess Facilitator Training in April and the Firewalk Certification and Coach Empowerment Training in June. Learn more by clicking on the titles.

The next upcoming power journey is our Women’s Pilgrimage to Teotihuacan, Mexico, which sells out every year. There is really nothing else like this that I do; it is an ancient initiation ceremony through the pyramids. If you feel called but have questions we are happy to talk with you, just email us for more details. Everyone on my team has been to Teo and would love to share with you why it is such an impactful journey.


New books to share

I just connected with one of the main shamanic teachers of our day, Alberto Villoldo (he wrote a fabulous endorsement for The Warrior Heart Practice.) Alberto has a new book out called Grow a New Body: How Spirit and Power Plant Nutrients and Transform Your Life. It is the #1 new release in shamanism on amazon.com right now! Order it here at your local bookstore or here: https://amzn.to/2GRcZBl I’ve already pre-ordered and I can’t wait to get my copy.

Okay, that is it for today! I send you all my love. Below is one of my favorite poems that recently showed up on my feed again so I wanted to share it. And below that is the full overview of upcoming classes and events.

Big love and wild dancing to you,


Today’s poem

We have come to be danced
not the pretty dance
not the pretty pretty, pick me, pick me dance
but the claw our way back into the belly
of the sacred, sensual animal dance
the unhinged, unplugged, cat is out of its box dance
the holding the precious moment in the palms
of our hands and feet dance
We have come to be danced
not the jiffy booby, shake your booty for him dance
but the wring the sadness from our skin dance
the blow the chip off our shoulder dance
the slap the apology from our posture dance
We have come to be danced
not the monkey see, monkey do dance
one, two dance like you
one two three, dance like me dance
but the grave robber, tomb stalker
tearing scabs & scars open dance
the rub the rhythm raw against our souls dance
WE have come to be danced
not the nice invisible, self conscious shuffle
but the matted hair flying, voodoo mama
shaman shakin’ ancient bones dance
the strip us from our casings, return our wings
sharpen our claws & tongues dance
the shed dead cells and slip into
the luminous skin of love dance
We have come to be danced
not the hold our breath and wallow in the shallow end of the floor dance
but the meeting of the trinity: the body, breath & beat dance
the shout hallelujah from the top of our thighs dance
the mother may I?
yes you may take 10 giant leaps dance
the Olly Olly Oxen Free Free Free dance
the everyone can come to our heaven dance
We have come to be danced
where the kingdom’s collide
in the cathedral of flesh
to burn back into the light
to unravel, to play, to fly, to pray
to root in skin sanctuary
We have come to be danced
By Jewel Mathieson