For nature lovers, land stewards and spiritual folks alike… This episode is all about developing a reciprocal relationship with nature, connecting with ancestral wisdom of the past and comprehending death: the guide, friend and ticket to a life of joy and self-development.
My guest Moya McGinley is a native Irish palliative care nurse, shaman and steward of Cosán Ciúin, her sacred land and farm retreat in Ireland. She strives to live simply and gently in true communion with the land, and feels that when we live in this harmonious way we are reminded that every moment of life is precious and sacred.
Moya is a Reiki Master with degrees and certifications in social science, aromatherapy, holistic massage and life coaching. She completed a year-long shamanic apprenticeship with a Native Mexican Medicine Woman in addition to other advanced shamanic study. Her comfort and connection with the spiritual world resonates through the topics we cover in this episode and illuminates the mystical history of Ireland, which she regards as a sacred threshold between the physical and spirit worlds.
In this beautiful episode we learn about Moya’s reciprocal relationship with nature and how her land revealed its ancestral secrets to her, including the previously unknown location of a sacred Celtic fire pit that was later confirmed by an archeologist’s findings. We talk about our new human role as guardians of the earth and how we must step up as ancestors of the future. Moya’s past in palliative care and her own personal near-death experience grants her exquisite insight and trust in Death, that widely feared and inevitable force we will all meet one day. We discuss attachment, suffering and acceptance, and how to access the state of unconditional love and faith we’re all striving for (whether we know it or not!). You can learn more about Moya’s amazing story and offerings at tranquilpaths.com.
I hope this episode inspires you to take loving care of the earth and find what moves you! Please subscribe, share and leave a review to let me know what this episode brought up for you!
00:06:44 Moya’s Traditional Irish Upbringing
00:12:41 Amy’s Homestead Search
00:18:45 Restoring The Reciprocal Relationship With Our Planet
00:22:43 How Moya Listens To Her Land
00:27:39 Cultivating A Centered Space
00:31:03 The Value Of Eating Local
00:36:13 Mora’s Work With Death
00:44:54 The Celtic Traditions
00:50:26 Mora’s Advice For Connecting With The Spirit World
00:53:59 Simple Tips For Protecting Mother Earth
00:59:00 A Message Of Acceptance And Loving
01:05:35 Supporting Our Animals Through Old Age
01:08:49 How To Find Mora
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Amy Fournier is a former People-Pleaser turned Healthy Lifestyle Entrepreneur who specializes in developing self-awareness and total mind-body transformation. She is a fitness and health expert, host of the Awakening Aphrodite podcast, author, inspirational speaker, artist, international cover model and a powerhouse of inspiration for looking and feeling your best no matter what your age, background or ability. With over 30 years of experience in fitness, health and personal development, Amy’s mission is to help YOU realize the power you have to control the way you look and feel and do it in a way that you enjoy and to optimize your ENERGY and life! Amy considers herself to be a student of life and a work in progress and most importantly, she also loves to nap and is a lucky Mom to cute little fur-baby, Charlotte.:)