24. EARTH: Finding safety in the body with Luis Mojica of Holistic Life Navigation


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The last in a series of episodes on the elements, this latest Moon to Moon episode holds teachings and conversation about working with the element of Earth in your life and in your magical offering to the world.

My honored guest for this effort is Virgo Sun Luis Mojica of Holistic Life Navigation.

For reasons that will be apparent when listening here, I knew that Luis would be my first choice for a contemplation on Earth as soon as I dreamed of having one.

Luis's direct bio: "My name is Luis Mojica. I teach people how to release stress & trauma through listening to their bodies. I am a trained somatic therapist, whole food nutritional counselor, & herbalist. My work is a result of my own journey to heal complex PTSD & illness. We can connect to our bodies through listening, to the Earth through eating and feeling, and to ourselves through mindful awareness. From this place, we can heal anything."

On so many levels, Luis is talking and teaching about the element of Earth: food / nutrition / eating, body listening / knowing / awareness, herbal medicine, somatic therapy, forest bathing, grounding practices, and connecting with the planet in relationship.

As I share in the intro, working with Earth for me has been an important piece of my own healing process because I was once acutely disassociated from my body. My body was always a problem. Being here in this lifetime, being fully present with awareness and connection, deep listening to my body's needs: all of that used to be very scary for me, so I found safety in escaping. Because Luis's work and my own story involve healing trauma, please be advised and give thought to whether or not you have the capacity to receive this episode today.

In my view, Luis has become something of a living Chiron, which we discuss in our conversation. To learn more about Chiron, I recommend starting with this Liz Greene article titled “Wounding & the Will to Live.” I also recommend my mentor Adam Sommer's episode on Chiron in Aries (the sign Chiron is currently in as well as my own writing on Chiron from the Living the Signs: Virgo book, a snippet of which you can find here.

Follow Luis on Instagram at @holisticlifenavigation, check out his incredible podcast (start with episodes 1 and 2), and find out how to work with him at www.holisticlifenavigation.com where you can get on the waitlist for the next round of his Releasing Trauma class.


Join the waitlist for The Magician's Table: A Workshop Circle for Emerging Readers, which opens for application on Friday, March 12. Learn more about the experience at my website.