Sonic Bloom | The Weedmaps Tent w/ Healthy Honeys & The Stoned Housewife

Sonic Bloom was a few months back but the healing that comes from dancing your ass off and smoking delicious Cannabis all weekend never fades away.

I was granted the opportunity to be a vendor at Sonic Bloom by some magic I manifested months prior. Little did I know, I would wind up in the WeedMaps tent all weekend with a Sponsor badge and free rein on the festival grounds.

We arrived on Thursday and this was unlike any festival experience I have had in the past. I go the VIP route usually and I wind up being in the right place at the right time. Each time getting a cosmic upgrade to enhance my experience. The few times I have been upgraded were

  • Phases of the Moon 2014: Bought GA passes Drove 12 hours and the gates were closed due to weather. I (4 months prego) knew something was coming. That something was Someone, named Chino and he hooked my husband and our pal up with All Access Artist passes. We got in that night after everyone was turned away and got backstage with Alex and Allison Grey. Phases was only a one and done festival but it was some of the most epic music I have ever seen. Google It.
  • Hulaween 2013-14-15: VIP upgrades each year from our production crew, our own golf cart, wedding perks, free drinks.
  • String Cheese Incident: Chicago 2015: 3 Night run at The Aragon: Backstage passes and Artist Access.
  • Electric Forest 2013-14: VIP upgrades, backstage viewing of the Saturday night Cheese show, we got engaged, and up close backstage view of Ms. Lauryn Hill.

So my music experiences did not hold expectation in any form. Sonic Bloom did not disappoint. Two days before we left, we got upgraded to be in the Weedmaps tent, Sponsor badges, and VIP Car Camping. We unloaded and set up camp and made our way down to the biggest shaded tent in the festival.

Perk 1: Water Blowing Fan and Electricity

Perk 2: It’s the Weed Maps tent so we blazed up the Volcano. We used a meditative blend from Herbs and Arts in Denver. This helped us relax the long days of curing hangovers and sore body parts.

We sat up our booth and laid out all the amazing products. One of our booth mates was Hempower from Boulder and I was hooked on their CBD Powder Drink Blends. They offered 4 different flavors

  1. Relief For Pain and Inflammation: with Turmeric and Boswella
  2. Calm- For Anxiety and Stress: with Ashwagandha and L-Theanine
  3. Protect- For Brain Heatlh: with Brahmi & Gotu Kola
  4. Balance- For General Wellness: With Maca and Reishi
Here is Alex! Smiling always and giving the people what they need!

Come and Toke it was also in the tent! Check them out here.

Perk 3: The CATI guy was so much fun and gave us all free hoodies and shared with us how he was making changes in Cannabis reform in his home state. He came all the way up from Texas!

On either side of us were our crew who we would be hanging out with for the majority of the festival. Our little block of cannabis advocates. This was the best neighborhood we could have asked for.

Denver Terpenes was on one side and Dave’s Hippy Oil (an organic blend of quartz and love charged essential oils) on the other. David had brought a Margaritaville machine, since the tent had mad electricity, so he kept the Honeys in tip top shape with superfood smoothies throughout the weekend. Plus his Hippy oil saved our chapped lips and bug bites from being overbearing.

The Healthy Honeys product line is the essential festival survival kit.

Nothing puts a smile on someones face when you tell them that they need to get some of the CBD lubricant. We had rave reviews about it all weekend. The skin cream helped with the sun burn, the muscle cream helped reduce a swollen fluid filled knee(this guy was dancing with us front row at Gigantic Cheese Biscuits after he got the cream and the night before he was in very visible pain.) The isolate went into all of our food and the bath bombs helped relax after the 4 day festivities were over. These products work on such another level. We had the Marys’s transdermal patches on each day and between the isolate and the yummy vegan meals we ate all weekend, our bodies were dancing each night and waking up very rested. Saturday we had the full force of the Honeys at Bloom (Perk #4) and people were coming into the tent all day to cool off and get their endocannabinoid systems balanced.

First Alex would lure them in with their refreshing drinks and then they would come over and check out our table lined with crystals, cannabis, joint rolling supplies, and tons of product samples.

What’s ailing you? We can help!

The tent would close up about 6 each night and we were free to go explore into the wild. We sat and had a full on healing gong experience one night and danced until the sun came up another. The fire toys came out for a bit as well. With the sponsor passes we were able to go into the VIP area as well and grab lunch and late night snacks. (Perk #5)The artists and visionaries who put together Sonic Bloom are amazing. I saw some great music and jammed out to my favorite guys just wailing on their instruments. Total Jam session for GCB. Sonic was a reemergence of my self and what I really wanted became clearer.

Check out the gallery below and head over to Healthy Honeys.co to grab up any of the products form our trip.

Show some Love to:

Hempower

Dave’s Hippy Oil

Denver Terpenes

Come and Toke It

WeedMaps

 

*Kush Kard designed by Kristen Williams Design
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The Newest Podcast for the Spiritual and Stoned!

Each week I will be bringing you some juicy information about all the galactic happenings. Each Podcast will include

  • Affirmation of the Day
  • Metaphysical Topic of Discussion (Reiki, Shamanic healing, channeling, etc)
  • Cannabis and Crystal Pairing for Ailments
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A NIGHT OF EXPLORATION AND EMPOWERMENT: Green Lodge Goddess Gathering Debuts in LA

A NIGHT OF EXPLORATION AND EMPOWERMENT: Green Lodge Goddess Gathering Debuts in LA

This Article Originally appeared on Dopemagazine.com

Written By: Ashley Manta

From the website, “we aim to unify our strengths by honoring ancestral traditions while creating new ones. Each month we will gather with an array of Goddess Healers who will offer their sacred unique gifts and lead in varieties of Yoga, Meditation, Shamanic Drumming, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Massage, Dream Journeying, Healing Dance, and more. We gather to release, to celebrate, and to truly connect. Continue reading “A NIGHT OF EXPLORATION AND EMPOWERMENT: Green Lodge Goddess Gathering Debuts in LA”

The Green Lodge Camping Retreat: For the Goddess Who Gives To So Many; It Is Time To Show Up For Yourself.

WELCOME TO THE GREEN LODGE

Imagine a sacred space where you can openly heal and experience immense gratitude, acceptance, and intrigue for your own special creative spirit. Unite with your goddess sisters for a self love retreat like no other. What do you feel called to have healed? What metaphysical healing technique resonates with you?

The Green Lodge is a conclave dedicated to treating your self. Healing one’s self is the ultimate act of loving and living a happy life. Our team of dedicated healers have combined over 45 years of healing experience. Walk in with heads held high as we journey through energetic healing techniques, ancestral soul dances, and sacred plant medicine consumption.

This space originated from a creative spirit channel of sharing on levels on home, health, and friendship. Each retreat is unique and synchronistic with your frequency. We are happy you have been led here! We are here to help and heal by honoring our authentic self with ancient realms of nature. This is not an All Inclusive Retreat, You are here to do your sacred work with the divine feminine sisterhood. So sister, You betta Work!


SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

3 PM Check in

Welcome & Intention Setting

 Earth Medicine

 7 PM Talking Stick Ceremony

Moon Light Intensive

SATURDAY

7:11 AM Sadhana + Dreamwork Journaling

 Encouragement/Judgement Release

Wake & Bake Communal Cooking Bond & Blaze

Free Time Conscious Activity: Find things in Nature to create Adornments

Open Tarot At The Fairy Pond + Dab Bar

Stoned Symposium: Metaphysics, Talking Stick, Reiki, Frequency + Energy: Diaries of Nikola Tesla | Therapeutic Ancient Modalities with Ashley

Open Discussion Intention Based Dosing

Visual Affirmations

Self Love Adornment Ritual

Lunch

Free Time

6:30 Sanctuary Session with Jennifer | Yoga Tune Up

7:30 Sanctuary Session with Jackie | Nia Dance

Fire Elemental Release Ceremony

SUNDAY

Sadhana + Dreamwork

 Rise Sister Ritual

8:30-9:30 Jordan and Janes Hemp Tea Ceremony

**GUESTS WILL BE TREATED TO SPEAKERS AND POP UP WORKSHOPS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE WEEKEND


Metaphysics is not a destination, but your cosmic journey of a lifetime.


REIKI,ANIMAL SPEAK,& PLANT HEALING SESSIONS

Spend your weekend surrounded with healing energy and love. As we open our hearts and hands as channels for the light and Reiki energy, we share with each other what aspects we are looking to heal as well while using intuitive guidance guided by plant medicine. Grab a bowl and gather round.

Taking the time to feel the symbolism of each surrounding aspect of life, we dive deep into Tarot and Animal Speak. Guided through the many varieties of Earth Medicine, we honor the goddess in ourselves and each soul. Indulge yourself with Past Life clues, Fairy spirits, Animal lore, and Ancient Numerology.

SOUND HEALING IMMERSION

Gongs, Crystals, and Tibetan Bowls oh My! Let us increase your frequency with the healing sound therapy techniques of yesteryear. Sound Therapy is so effective because it influences our emotional bodies as well as our physical bodies. Emotional imbalances are at the root of many physical diseases and when we heal our emotional bodies, the physical symptoms disappear. Sound and emotions are deeply connected.

KUNDALINI YOGA,  HIGHER SELF UNION, & SHAMANIC DRUMMING

Experience the yoga you have been waiting for. Each session dedicated to releasing your past traumas and energies you may not be aware you still harbor. The sacred beat of the Buffalo Drum resonates with your heart and sends you deep into a healing wonderland. Come out journaling to your Higher Self, vowing to work and release what no longer serves you both.

 

MINIMIZING THE EGO: MEDICINE POWWOW

As our native ancestors council around the fire, we come together with sacred gifts to release and let go. Letting go of judgement, fear, and anxiety. Confronting our ego and having it take a back seat. Learn to be in the seat of your soul as you pull from your depths as we dance around the fire.

The fire dance is an intensive healing practice not to be taken lightly. To push your limits and release toxins while expressing your temple in your most creative way. Sacred dance takes shape in the body of the Goddess.

 

GRATITUDE RITUAL & CRYSTAL SPIRIT CONCLAVE

A sacred grid aligned and customized to your healing needs and a sacred gratitude ritual to send you off. Ready to live in grace with the energies and forms that have created the perfect being you are!

 

 

 


 

Δ TO GET HER Δ

A Truly Unique Celebration

EMPOWER – RESPECT- LOVE- COMPASSION – KINDNESS

FOR EACH OTHER AND FOR YOURSELF

The Green Lodge is  an exclusive expansive variety of healing techniques coming together since the times of covens and Earth worship. We come back to the way of the ancients with love and compassion in our own healing paths. Sharing and offering guidance to continue learning about the spiritual and healing powers of old traditional

metaphysical healing techniques. Utilizing  metaphysics and Earth Medicine to break down barriers of fear engraved in us over time. Come empower, encourage, and heal your sisters for as it heals us all to do this work of self love. We are here to connect your spirit with your Higher Self in many different forms to shine the light into the dark. When you truly work on healing yourself, your world view changes with your perspective. Enabling you to be the perfect cosmic creator force you came here to be.


 

“It Is Not Selfish  TAKING THE TIME TO BE LOVING AND IN BALANCE WITH OUR OWN SPIRIT”

Be gentle with yourself. Don’t compare your progress to another. You are an unstoppable creative force that can never be duplicated. We are here to honor your journey and healing without judgement. A true sacred space to be yourself fully so you can heal cosmically.

This Retreat is limited to committed participants to ensure the proper guidance and healing is formulated. Entries will be approved based on answers provided in application. Don’t Worry, Everyone is Accepted! We just want to get to know the Real you.

REMINDER: THIS IS NOT AN ALL INCLUSIVE RETREAT! WE ARE HERE TO DO THE SACRED WORK OF THE DIVINE FEMININE AND WE BELIEVE THAT ENTAILS TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR SELF, THE EARTH, AND YOUR EXPERIENCE. WE WILL BE ON HANDS ON DECK TO HELP YOU, BUT THIS IS A RETREAT OF SELF LOVE AND THAT TAKES WORK.

Healing weekend includes

–  Private Camping (Tents will be available but we encourage you to bring your own!)

-Making Sacred Space Anywhere

-Cannabis

-Free Self Guided Immersion In Healing Therapies and Techniques

-Group Workshops Sessions

-Sacred Ambrosia Ceremony Saturday

-Personalized Affirmation For Mental Patterned Blocks

-Frequency Work

-Organic Lite Meals and Snacks

-Unlimited Use of Plant, Crystal, Animal, Earth Spirit Medicines

-One on One Healing Work

-Aromatherapy

-Psychedelic Education at The Stoned Symposium

-Pre Weekend Consultation via Skype, In Person, or Phone

– Wild Sistar Goddess Building Activities (dancing, chanting, and trust work)

– Free Meditation Journal

-Much More

*Space Is Limited Apply Now!

Divine Union: A Balance

sacred-union-dance

Men as well as women have been on both sides of the oppressed and the oppressor throughout the history of mankind. The imbalance of logic keeps a cyclic battle going of “this one needs to be re-awakened, and this one needs to sit back”.

Within the past few days I have had numerous discussions and the same thing seems to be on everyone’s mind. The entire one sided debate of exclusivity is dissolving. When I see “The Future is Female” I have to respectively disagree.  I do see it as being FeMale: a divine union and companionship of both the sacred masculine and the divine feminine. The Female does not need to take the reins and lead the pack but gracefully arrive with her hands warm with love to assist in the transition. The imbalance can not be healed if one side must “take over”.

The Divine Masculine is not a distant, detached, jealous and vengeful male deity. The Divine Masculine (along with the Divine Feminine) acts as a shining mirror of the Self, revealing aspects that need compassionate attention and support to become one’s highest potential.

As multifaceted, conscious-embodied beings, we each have a complex psychological and emotional constitution that produces our inner health and outer reality. When one becomes imbalanced it manifests in our bodies and in our life.

Each one of us, male and female, carries within our psyche both Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine archetype energies. From these archetypes come our conscious thoughts, plans, desires, goals and agendas. With these energies playing pivotal emotional roles in everyday occurrences. It is imperative to balance these as to fully experience this journey fully and joyously.

Contemplate on which of these qualities you already possess in both the Feminine and Masculine. Bringing an attention and awareness to what you are already building within and you will attract more of the same frequency. Revel in the fullness of how you embody each aspect in your life.

As you acknowledge and accept what you are already doing, you will notice more places where you already are, or are beginning to, embody the fullness of the archetype.

The Feminine Archetypes are:

    • Goddess- She is “immanence” (divine presence) personified, spiritually balanced, transcendentally driven, and emanates love to all without distinction or prejudice. While she is the originator of ideas and solutions she seeks collaboration and consensus in their outworking and manifestation.*
    • Mother-  She is compassionate, benevolent, deeply caring, expansively loving, evenhanded, calm, persistent, caring, present, and rejoices in the success and happiness of those who enjoy her care and selfless loving.
    • Warrioress- Her grounded confidence, calm demeanor, and strength of stature is evident and unheralded. She contributes without fanfare or directing—or requiring attention. She promptly responds to requests of service showing respect to all, especially to those “elder” to her, as well as other men, women, and children, animals and the earth.
    • Divine-Mother

Lover- The Lover is the epitome of Sensual. She exudes sensuality in her mood, look, walk, bearing, and engagement. She is intimately interested in all forms of sensory contact, experiencing the world in all its splendor. She is the archetype of play and healthy erotic embodiment without shame.*

  • Priestess- She is thoughtful and reflective having depth to her presence and intellect. She knows how to detach from inner and outer storms and how to connect deep inner truths and resources with her grounded experience of life. She sees a higher possibility and attunes to its resonanc
    e. She is not easily influenced by faddish impulses and brings power and confidence to difficult situations requiring change or shifting -with grace and insight.
  • Wise Woman-She quietly and deftly orchestrates and imparts wise counsel and intuitive direction that shifts the receiver into new possibilities and pathways that reflect “right action” for their life path. She unobtrusively supports the wisdom of others, not seeking acclaim or notice for her contribution. She is thoughtful and reflective and rests in her felt connection with spirit and grounded connection with the earth, Gaia, the source of her wisdom and intuition.

The Masculine Archetypes are:

  • Warrior- His strength of stature is evident and unheralded—not needing accolades or compliments. He contributes without fanfare or needing to direct or “lord” himself over others. He eagerly responds to requests of service showing respect to all—especially to those “elder” to him, as well as other men, women, children, animals and the earth.
  • Lover- He is sensual. He is open and invites you to touch—his mind, body and soul. He is “connected” (integrated) and relishes physical, psychological and spiritual connection with others that highlights integrated expanded awareness and experience. He is immersed in the experience, present in the moment, focused on the quality of the connection and engagement. He appreciates beauty in all its forms and makes each moment a “work of art.” He appreciates the “sensuous” experience of life and resonates deeply on many levels of being. He is sensitive to others needs and moods and is intuitively responsive. He is “in his body” —animating it with vital energy through dance, yoga, or movement.
  • God-He stands for and contributes to the furtherance of the divine-right of happiness; equally for all races, genders, and sexual expressions.He leads by inspiring: creativity, beauty, and truth seeking—fulfilling the highest ideals and principles, through example and not aspiration alone.He is spiritually guided, supporting and sponsoring: creation, transcendence, and resolution in all its forms. He seeds thought forms and ideas—releasing ownership for the greater good.
  • King- He is supportive and nurturing of the well-being and easeful participation and happiness of those he engages with. He is a stabilizing and calming influence in all circumstances. By his balance and “potency” (strength, effectiveness) others are comforted and influenced to imitate his example. His demeanor is “seasoned” and carries wisdom with it, not adolescent impulsiveness.
  • Sage- Unheralded, he quietly and deftly shares with others wise counsel and channeled direction that shifts the receiver into new possibilities and pathways that reflect “right action” for their life path. He quietly supports the wisdom of others, not seeking acclaim or notice for his contribution. He is thoughtful and reflective and rests in his felt connection with spirit and grounded connection with the earth, Gaia, the source of his wisdom and insight.
  • Priest- You are with a man who is the master of his spiritu
  • Virat_rupa_vishnu-300x225.jpgal and material realities and knows how to call forth from spiritual storehouses what he needs to transmute energies that would overtake or topple other men not in this fullness. He is thoughtful and reflective, having depth to his presence and intellect. He knows how to obtain higher perspective and detach from (or become neutral to) inner and outer storms and how to connect deep inner truths and resources with his experience of life. He is not easily pushed or pulled by faddish influences but with grace and insight he brings power and confidence to difficult situations requiring resolution, change or shifting.*

***Read More on Archetypes 

Living Out Of A Book: My Fairy Tale Home In The Wilderness

Living Out Of A Book: My Fairy Tale Home In The Wilderness

 

I used to live in a house that was literally something out of a book, but for real, you can buy the book here and the passive solar house he speaks of, is the one he built in the high hills of the Cohutta Wilderness. This place was my home for a short time and has been a major impact on how I have continued to live here in Colorado. Sit back and grab some tea because I used to live in a fairy tale.

Order and Balance are the Law of the Cosmos, Follow and he shall be one with the All. #emerald tablets

This was my view each morning when I woke up for about 16 months.  There is so much I could say about this house and how it changed me but honestly, I feel like I really came into myself. So let’s start off with the magic beginnings of how this little slice of off grid heaven came into my path.

I was working at a small town restaurant and living at the foot of the Cherokee National Forest when a friend sent me a message asking if I was looking for some where to move. I never spoke to him about it, but I did put out into the universe that the right house would find us! Sure enough his exact words were, “I think fate wants you to live in North Georgia.”  We made plans to come down and see the place which was a 40 minute drive south. That week we were traveling 12 hours north to attend The Electric Forest Festival in Michigan. Little did I know this was our surprise engagement trip as well!

You can read that whole story here!

We decided we wanted to check the place out BEFORE driving to Michigan. We made the quick drive to check the place out briefly and think on it while we were on vacation.  We drove back into the Georgia wilderness, 15 minutes from the nearest store, down long windy roads. Roads that were paved over the Trail of Tears. I saw the sign for the Red Clay National Park and knew we had to be close.

We pulled up to the top of a hill and there we saw it.

Is that a boat?

What looked like an upside down boat was a huge hand built work of sacred art. We loved it and we told them we would move in as soon as we were back from Michigan.  Now it off to celebrate. Remember, I had no idea I was getting engaged but I knew something was up! I had a feeling the week could not get any better and I already knew it was going to be amazing.

Off to Michigan we went! We were backstage and engaged! Now the en’rage’ment party began.

String Cheese Incident Electric Forest 2014: Photo Brian Spady Photography

So being on the extreme high that comes from dancing your ass off and getting engaged to the love of your life really sets you on a path to be in the flow of prosperity.  We came back to TN elated for what the future would hold for us. We had no idea what we were in store for.

We came to the Red House and met the owner. David built the home back in 1980’s because someone told him he could not build a passive solar efficient house in the hills of the Cohutta so he did. He did it with such spiritual intent that you could literally feel the protection. I never wanted to leave. For the most part I didn’t!

Every inch, every detail, every piece of stained glass was meant to be there. He built it to where there was a silent meditation space in the center of the house in between the closets but above the stairs. The sun would rise into the triangle stained glass and prisms would shoot everywhere. The windows! OH THE WINDOWS!!!!

The windows laid out to catch all the warmth of the day. Passive Solar Energy for the win!

He told us of his love of the house and how it was only ever him and his wife. We would be the first family with a child to come into this space. That was magical. Little did we know 4 weeks later I would find out we were being graced with another spirit.  The day we moved David gave me the book he had written called, There is A Tomorrow which I read in two days. I highly suggest if you are having a hard time with the current state of the country/the world to read this book and open yourself up to a different frequency. David’s wife was a magical woman who was a high priestess in ancient Egyptian magic.  She built a huge crystal altar next to a 200 year old tree and I could feel her energy every where, especially around the crystal altar. I knew this was her sacred space. It became such a strong hold for me and saw so many rituals.

Clear Quartz Crystal Altar

Here is where I really dove into myself. This is where I started my esoteric studies in The Emerald Tablets, Nikola Tesla, Tarot, Herbalism, Shamanism, Crystal Healing, and really  went head first into my Reiki therapy.  I also found out I was pregnant with my second child and became very empowered to have a natural home birth.

I told my friends I was really connecting to Mother Nature. Living in this space with an orchard, passive solar energy, giant black snakes that called the place home, all of it was a great release for me. We were so much in nature that I even found a snake in my dresser drawer one day! Talk about freaking the F out! I lived in it! It wasn’t just some trip into the river and you see a snake run away, It was a god damn snake in my house. Not just on one occasion. There were at least 5 times when we had to get snakes out of the house. Medicine from mama!

We loved this space and in turn we wanted to give back to David once we were gone. So we built many regenerative garden beds, secured the balcony for the little ones, painted the entire place, and gave all the love we could to each other and the radical group of neighbors that lived around the hill with us.

Our sassafras tree starting to turn her leaves!!! The dog days are heading out and the cool rejuvenation of autumn is in our midst. The exploration of new beginnings is in full swing! It will be bittersweet to leave our little gypsy hut but I will bask in the beauty of a South eastern fall once more??????

Through that time we always had our plans to move to Colorado. First it was going to be after our little sunshine was born. Then it turned into after the wedding. But as the gypsys souls we have come from, we decided to drive hours to a festival, celebrate with our closest friends, and then move across the country.

Brian Hensley Photography: Murphy Hulawedding: Suwannee Hulaween 2015

It was bittersweet to move away from all the work we had put into making this little slice of heaven our own. So when it was time to come to Colorado, I knew that’s where my work would really begin.

Little home for the fairies????????

Here we are. Living a dream that we created in the Rocky Mountains. I do miss our gypsy hut and all the memories we made there will stay with me forever. Today I carry on this knowledge of all the wonderful gifts I gained out in the wilderness for a year and a half. I hope to build our own passive solar efficient house here one day or maybe I can get David to collaborate on a special hempcrete one! Hey a girl can dream!


To read more about our Wedding & Engagement Check out our story on LoveandMarij.com

To order Davids Book Click Here

To Book Me for a healing session Check out the Book ME page!

Enjoy these photos of this fairy tale home!