Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Paleo Pumpkin Pie


Paleo Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Crust Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups nuts (I used 1 cup brazil, 1/4 c. cahsew and 1/4 c. pecan no need to soak the nuts)

1/4 cup Medjool dates (this equates to about 4-5 dates)

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

1/8 t Himalayan pink salt to taste

Directions:

Put all ingredients in food processor and bled until it is the consistency you like. Pack crust into a cookable pie tin.

Filling Ingredients:

One can organic pureed pumpkin

I cup coconut milk (I made my own by taking the contents of a young coconut, along with it’s coconut milk and blended in the Vitamix. Then I strained it through a cheesecloth and am using that coconut milk!)

2 eggs room temperature

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 t cinnamon

1/2 t pumpkin pie spice

1/4 t salt

Filling Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Transfer ingredients into pie shell on top of raw crust.

Bake in oven for 45-55 minutes.

Whalah!

Paleo, gluten free, dairy free and delicious pumpkin pie to share with your family.

 

Is the World Ready for Sacred Sexuality?

Is the World Ready for Sacred Sexuality?


#metoo

When will we allow sex and sexuality to be innocent, wholesome and sacred?
Why is sex used as a weapon to shame and slander;
to gratify one but harm another?
And how did this act which God created
as The Way for all creation
to enter this world
get distorted and used as a weapon?

Now millions of brave women are stepping forward to reveal what has happened to them.

Me too. And I have shut down and shut up for too long.
As a young woman, I wore black, covered myself in boys’ clothing,
developed an eating disorder and adopted masculine behaviors
to hide and suppress the radiant woman inside of me so she would not get abused.

As a young adult, I entered the martial arts.
I learned how to kick ass.
I trained for decades under the tutelage of male masters.
I became a warrior in the martial clans of men
and the first female master in my martial art lineage.
I learned to alpha the alpha
and the secrets behind the power of the arts.

At the core of the martial arts and qigong are
the Taoist sexual teachings.
They are the heart of the cultivation of life force and spirit.
I studied these for years. In my innocence and naiveté,
I felt that humanity deserved to know this sacred information.

The Taoist sexual teachings come from a time when men honored women —
a time when men protected the feminine,
allowed it to unfurl in all its glory
and allowed themselves to take in the yin essence
without having to take her.
This is what we desperately need to remember.

Some around me begged me to share this information.
I went against that warning feeling inside
as I had done so many times before
and I began to share this wisdom in workshops and online.

I developed a course just for men because I thought that
“Men deserve to know.”
I erroneously thought that sharing this information
would help change
the climate from sexual abuse of men and women
to sexual sacredness.

Instead, many people lost their shit.
Those individuals I trusted the most
violated me and misused the information
to benefit themselves at my expense.

No means no!

The result was soul crushing wounding and
my faith in humanity plummeted.
I discontinued all sharing of this information.
I spent two years healing and regaining my light.

I realized that humanity at large is not ready to treat sex as sacred.

I now know why these teachings were traditionally shared with only a few
individuals and only after years of apprenticeship and vetting out.

The good thing that came from these recent violations
is that I created the Priestess Path to empower women.

My response to these wounds has been to create a sacred container
to give back the poignant initiations
that I had experienced
as I entered the sanctuary of Light.

I vowed to never share the sacred sexual information again
except to my initiated and vetted priestesses in a sanctuary setting

I choose not to have these conversations with men because I am honoring the space with my beloved.

I learned the hard way and I am wiser for it.

My sexual wounds over my lifetime led me to become a healer, mentor and guide.
They led me to seek out the sacred teachings.
They have led me to sing the angel songs into women’s wombs to restore the light.
They led me to become a warrior among warriors.

I now teach women to stand in their light, and to protect the sacred.
I teach women to honor their sexuality and to use the energy properly.
This is my way of changing the climate from perversion to sacred, from
violation to honor. And as I do this, I yearn for a time when men stand up for and protect the sacred
rather than penetrating innocence and darkening the light.

I yearn for a time when women can stand in their power together
and they do not have to cut each other down in jealousy
and try to be the better one; to try to take the power and beauty of other women to gain the upper hand.

I will continue to learn and to heal.
I will continue to offer my learning for others as a mentor and guide.
I will continue to stand in the Light of what I know to be good and sacred,
to be present and encourage others to do so.

We are the ones to anchor in the sacred.
We are the ones to claim ourselves as light.

 

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Beth Leone is the creator of The Priestess Path sharing sacred feminine wisdom to empower the modern spiritual-sexual woman.
She is the first female master in her martial art lineage and holds 5 black belts in Shaolin kung fu and qigong. As a pioneer in the field of women’s empowerment, she weaves together many lineages to offer women a depth of knowledge to embody the Divine Feminine. She blends initiations from Shamanism, Taoist Sacred Sexuality, Martial Arts, Qigong and Angelic teachings into a rich tapestry of training she has shared with thousands of students. The Priestess Path at bethleone.net

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Autumnal Equinox Ceremony

Autumnal Equinox Ceremony


Autumn Equinox Ceremony

Preparation

Make a nice space for yourself. Tidy up your sacred space, make some tea. Get some paper and a pen or pencil. Light a candle and some incense. Take a few deep breaths and let go.
 Sit up nice and tall, let any stress fall away.

Invocation

Call in your guides, guardian angels, Great Spirit/Creator/God/Goddess/Infinite Intelligence.

Recapitulation

Think back upon the summer months: What has your experience been? Who are the characters in your Divine play? What have you learned? What pains and sorrows have come and what lessons dis they bring? Re-capitulate the gifts, the harvest of summer. Write them down.

Harvest

Anchor in the lessons learned and
 cut from the plants that you are ready to let go. You may say aloud that you bless and release such and such or so and so. You may want to burn or bury that which you are letting go of. You may want to keep a list of that which you are keeping for the Winter. A list, a collage, a drawing can represent the harvest, the bounty that will nourish you throughout the winter. Keep only that which adds to your strength. Let go that which weakens, be it thoughts or otherwise.

Thank you

Thank the powers that you have called in. You may ask for their continued guidance and protection.

Namaste

Autumn blessings to you! Beth

 

 

Beth Leone

Lineage Holder and Initiator on the Priestess Path

Beth Leone is the creator of the Priestess Path and the Summer of Shamanism. She is a 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu and the first female master in her martial lineage. She has been trained by masters and grand masters in the healing arts, the martial arts and Taoist cultivation arts and offers programs to empower women and men to be leaders of blessings on this earth. You may see her programs at http://bethleone.net

 

Shadow Work: The Light and Dark of It

Shadow Work: The Light and Dark of It

Eclipses, Shadow, Love and when we need to have Boundaries…

As we are sandwiched inside of two eclipses, the shadow is up; enlightened in order to loved into the totality of our being.

There are two major aspects of shadow – a light side of shadow and a dark side. On the light side of shadow, it is a tender part of yourself that needs and longs to be seen and embraced.

When we bear witness and become fully present to this aspect of shadow, it often dissipates. When we ask to hear her voice and listen to her wounds, offering the balm of our own compassion, the need of the shadow to get our attention can dissipate.

Shadows love the light. In fact, they need the light to exist.

There is another aspect of shadow requires us to have enough self love to say, “no!” It happens sometimes that other people project their shadows onto us to one degree or another. When we feel this happening, we may ask yourself: What feels appropriate for me to do now? Sometimes, you will get the answer that you need to do or say something.

One of my grand masters, Swiftdeer Nagual elder of the Deer Tribe, always said that “confrontation is an act of self love.” This is because it takes self love to say no to someone or to confront someone when we feel a shadow has been projected onto us. There is a mindful art to shadow-boxing with others that to this day, I am still “perfecting” which involves a method of questioning one’s own understanding. This way is part of a larger body of teachings from our Taoist martial art lineage that has to do with honorable interactions between teacher and student in the dojo.

Asking questions about your understanding of what a person has said or done first, before you make accusations, is the best way to disarm a shadow situation and gives the best chances for resolution IF the other decides to participate in a respectful way. The martial art, Akido, teaches that the softest way you can interact with shadows is to absorb their power, and set them down softly to the ground. Morihei Ueshiba, the foudner of Akido, was unbeatable and could defeat multiple opponents attacking him at once. He nearly remained in one place and allowed the attack to come to him, then met it with just enough energy to absorb and deflect the energy of the opponent. He called this “fighting” style, “The Way of Peace” and he stands out as one of the most famous and successful grand masters of history.

The teaching that I received in my martial lineage about dealing with shadow is called “Meet the Teacher” and it is only given to those who are deeply committed to training and being a protective and upstanding member of the dojo. Being a master instructor and lineage holder of our Shaolin and Taoist martial art tradition, I now am in the role of handing these teachings down and I had the honor of recently sharing it with the Priestess Path initiates. It is a truly life changing teaching for those who’s dharma bring it about and I am honored to be carrying it on.

So, when is it appropriate for us to say no to someone else’s shadowy projections and to confront them with a self-loving boundary? Here is a list that comes to mind:

It is appropriate to have a boundary and to say “no!” when:

  • violence is sent your way
  • another would like to violate you
  • someone is trying to steal your light
  • someone is attempting to sexually harass or harm you
  • someone is betraying you
  • someone is extorting you
  • someone is yelling at you
  • someone is attacking you

And the list goes on..

During these times, when another is acting upon us in a less than loving way, we are faced with a choice:

To do or not to do, that is the question!

Do we say something? Do we do something? What if what I say makes it worse? This is usually why we do not say anything, because we are afraid of making “things” worse… and so the shadow builds and builds….

This is where prayer and meditation comes in. When you are in shadow and you do not know what to do or say, I have found the best thing to do is to get quiet and go inward. We must do this in order to hear our intuition — that faint voice inside of us that is always right, but that is so quiet that we often override it with our mind.

Depending on your spirituality, you may ask God/Great Spirit/your angels for guidance on what to say or do. If you have a spiritual practice like shamanism, you can journey to your spirit guide or power animal and ask them what is the best course of action.

I recently brought a difficult situation to my spirit guide only for him to tell me not to do anything! He had to wrestle the situation out of my hands telling me to “let go!”. I let it go with a lingering desire to continue to obsess and pick at it and then, to my pleasant surprise, just as he said the situation was resolved within the week!

Our spirit guides are very wise and 30 years of journeying has taught me to listen them even when my lower self would like to hold on to pain and sufferings.

In summary, from decades of doing shadow work I have found two aspects of shadow that are important to identify. One aspect being a part of our self or another that is seeking understanding and embrace into the totality of our light being. Another aspect of shadow is when another (which can also include our self) is inflicting harm upon us. While all aspects of shadow have, by nature, suffering encapsulated in thier complex, all shadows are not the same in degree or intent. There are times when it is appropriate to say no and have a boundary to shadows. Again, the art of saying no and having boundaries is always something we can work on to add nobility and dignity to our character.

When we say no, it does not have to be said to the persons face or even out loud. It can be an internal stance that you take to, for example, not answer the phone when they call or text for the 100th time phone-stalking you. It could be to not say anything as a response on Facebook or Twitter and just let their shadow project onto you and pass you by…

The important thing to keep in mind is that each shadow is it’s own being. Each one has a personality, needs and desires and it is important that you listen to your inner guidance on how to dance with the shadow.

Sometimes the best dance is the one not taken.

Be kind to yourself during these eclipses and if you want to do some loving shadow work, you can check out the 40 min video clarification and meditation I made to bring the shadows into the loving light.

Blessings,
Beth

Beth Leone is the creator of the Priestess Path and the Summer of Shamanism. She is a 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu and the first female master in United Martial Arts Association of America. She has been trained by masters and grand masters in the healing arts, the martial arts and Taoist sexual arts. She offers programs that weave together ​wisdom from ancient lineages including Taoist, Shaolin, shamanic and feminine wisdom traditions. www.BethLeone.net​

 

The Archangelic Invocation

The Archangelic Invocation


The Archangelic Invocation

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Beth Leone

Beth Leone

Creator of The Priestess Path

Beth Leone is the creator of The Priestess Path sharing sacred feminine wisdom to empower the modern spiritual-sexual woman.
She is the first female master in her martial art lineage and holds 5 black belts in Shaolin kung fu and qigong. As a pioneer in the field of women’s empowerment, she weaves together many lineages to offer women a depth of knowedge to embody the Divine Feminine. She weaves Shamanism, Taoist Sacred Sexuality , Martial Arts, Qigong and Angelic teachings into a rich tapestry of training she has shared with thousands of students. Sign up for more sacred feminine connection at bethleone.net