Reclaiming Your IntuWitchin
With Mia Magik
Looking to reclaim your inner magic and self trust?
Get ready to ignite your intuWitchin and reconnect with nature’s wisdom in the latest episode of "Find Your Feminine Fire" podcast, where I dive deep into a captivating conversation with the extraordinary Mia Magik.
As a modern ambassador of ancient wisdom and author of "IntuWitchin", Mia shares her journey of embracing her intuition after years of ignoring her inner voice, leading to profound transformations and a deeper connection with the universe.
Listen into this powerful episode to discover:
✨How Mia's intuitive abilities were present in childhood but got suppressed due to societal pressures, and why it can be hard to listen to your IntuWitchin.
✨Mia's transformative experience in New York City that rekindled her connection to the Universe and her inner knowing.
✨The power of reconnecting with nature and the elements and concrete examples of interpreting signs from the universe and nature in everyday life.
✨How these principles of deepening your IntuWitchin can enhance both romantic and platonic relationships.
✨Exploring the link between physical ailments and emotional/spiritual needs.
✨Emphasizing a lifestyle that celebrates sensuality and joy in various forms.
and much more!
This episode is an invitation to step into a world where intuition, nature, and pleasure intertwine, leading to a life filled with magic, purpose, and deep fulfillment. Tune in and be inspired to awaken the magic within you!
(Complete transcript below)
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Mia Magik is a modern ambassador of ancient wisdom, reclaiming the truth that "Witch" means wise. She guides self-discovery and inner wisdom connection, termed 'IntuWitchin,' also the title of her first book.
Leading The Academy of Magikal Artistry, Mia has empowered thousands to unlock their supernatural potential to find purpose and prosperity. Her advocacy for Mother Earth informs her work and teachings, promoting a more magikal, sustainable world.
Mia's expertise is backed by certifications in 13 disciplines, including Hatha Yoga and NLP. She facilitates transformative retreats and personal coaching, helping individuals and professionals from various fields to realize their own unique magik.
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Amanda Testa (00:02):
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Welcome to the Find Your Feminine Fire Podcast, and if you are looking to find your inner guidance, your inner magic, discover your spiritual essence a little more and really trust your intuition, you're going to love this week's episode because today on the podcast, I am so excited to be talking with the wonderful Mia Magik and she is a modern ambassador of ancient wisdom. She is also a big proponent of reclaiming the truth that which means wise and helping others to discover this as well. She is also the author of her newest book called IntuWitchin, which we are going to be talking a little bit more about today as well. And she's just empowered so many with that ability to unlock that supernatural potential within themselves, trust themselves to find their purpose and prosperity, and is very, very connected to Mother Earth and her teachings and uses that a lot in her work as well. So I'm so excited to talk with you today, Mia, thank you so much for being here. Yeah,
Mia Magik (02:01):
My pleasure. So excited to be with you.
Amanda Testa (02:03):
I would love to start just a little bit, if you wouldn't mind just telling everyone who may not be familiar with you, a little bit about what kind of led you on the path to connect more deeply with your intuwitchin and what that means for you.
Mia Magik (02:17):
Yeah, absolutely. I think that my personal experience with intuition and inner wisdom and our guidance is that I just made one too many mistakes, not listening really. I lived many years of ignoring the voice, ignoring the call, just really trying to prevent, yeah, I guess my higher self from entering my life and from guiding me and from really showing me the way that I was always meant to take. But it's scary. It can be really frightening to go against the societal status quo and our programming, whether that's religious programming or parental programming. And so my journey was very long. I grew up in a very beautiful natural environment in the redwoods in northern California, and it was the kind of place where you could really hear that voice clearly. It's not a lot of noise and distraction. It's a very tranquil, very natural environment and place.
I was very connected to my intuition as a little girl. I knew what I wanted to do. I knew who I wanted to be, I knew where I was going to go, and at a certain point my peers started really dragging me down and really being totally flabbergasted that I could even consider that I would ever achieve some of these things. And so many of us, I think that what happens is we have these intuitive guidance or hits or voices. We have this inner wisdom and the outside world tells us it's wrong and it tells us that it's dangerous, that will be abandoned or rejected or that we are not good enough to achieve these things that we hear these whispers calling us to do. And so I, like many other people, listened to what everybody else had to say about me and all of the judgments and the ridicule that people had for my dreams and my goals and what kind of life I saw fit and wanted to lead for myself.
And I just became miserable. I just became a shell of myself. And I lived that way for over a decade and it was so heartbreaking and I was so depressed and so riddled with anxiety and so unhealthy that I just kind of hit my own rock bottom moment. And I experienced the voice of my intuition or the voice of God, the higher intelligence of the universe come down and talk to me one day. And I was just walking on the street of New York City and I was so done with myself and my relationship and just who I'd become. I was just like, this girl is not me. I don't want to be this person anymore. And I just looked up and I was like God? And immediately there was this gust of wind that came whipping down through the trees and into my hair. And as it rustled in the leaves, the sun, which had been blocked from me, opened up and was beaming onto my face.
And it was like I could see the clouds in a whole new way and the universe responded to me. And that was how I started cultivating a relationship with what I call into witch. And because which means wise, it is our inner wisdom. And in that moment it was that okay, God or this energy of the universe is actually all around me. It's here in everything. And I think that is the ultimate wisdom, truth, and ancient idiom that we can all reconnect to in order to live a more magical life and ultimately be able to feel more aligned with who we truly are rather than who we think we're supposed to be.
Amanda Testa (06:11):
That story just give me chills all on my arms like, oh, so beautiful. I think it's powerful that you were in that moment open to it because like you were mentioning so often we might just be totally oblivious to the signs and symbols that the universe might want to send our way. Why do you think that is?
Mia Magik (06:30):
Well, I think we've been programmed too, you work in sexuality and this is about feminine fire. The feminine fire has been villainized, demonized, blamed, shamed, shut down, oppressed, suppressed. And I think that that's exactly how we've started to lose, not started. We're like we're lost. I mean, look at society right now. Everybody lost. We're having a hard time these days. And in my experience, the loss itself is really a result of the loss of our connection with nature. And once upon a time when you look back, the oldest science on earth is astrology and even pre astrology, what we would study as a species was the language of nature. And it was about how clouds would form and how different weather patterns would move through and the shapes that flocks of birds would make or the waves that waves would crash. We would read information here, even the way that the Dalai Lama is chosen, maybe not still, but I'm pretty sure it's like in reading the clouds, there's this divination of the clouds.
And when you look at our bodies, right, this physical bones like the stones and the mountain, this is the earth and then we have rivers like creeks and streams of blood flowing through us. Those are the waters within us. We breathe this air that the natural world provides for us. And then there's electricity making our hearts beat in every single moment. We are made of the same elements as the universe, but we've forgotten that. And throughout history, throughout our current era, witch hunters and the church and the major religions as a whole have wiped out anyone whose feminine fire was activated and was ignited. They have stripped us of our relationship to nature. They desecrated and confiscated temples and then they turned them into churches. And so people who had these same places of worship for thousands of years, the place would be the same, but the setting would be completely different and the type of worship would be completely different.
And the alternative was death. If you stood up, if you spoke out, if you placed yourself in opposition to the church, the alternative was death. And so that is how we've lost this symbolic relationship and deep communication with is because there really wasn't another safe choice. And that's why it's so brave for all of us who are on this path right now to be reclaiming this wisdom. And it's so important is because it is where we all came from and it is who we all were. And everyone comes from an indigenous civilization. If you go far back enough, the church is not a culture and it was like a genocide, colonization worldwide. And so I think that we've lost a relationship to understanding that everything around us has information and has wisdom or guidance for us. And that is what my book and my work is all about. It's just helping us remember that the universe has this beautiful language that it's speaking to us all the time. And if we reconnect to our own infinite nature and remember we are also a reflection of the macrocosm in our little micro lives, it really creates a lot of deeper meaning and allows us to glean significance from even seemingly mundane moments like that one on the streets of New York. For me.
Amanda Testa (10:00):
I love that. I think it's interesting too when we think back to maybe when you were young, you were talking about growing up in the redwoods, and I know it's something about when you're little in these memories, and maybe not everyone grew up in an environment like that, but I know my dad's side of the family was in rural Georgia, and I would always go, I love nature. I would spend so much time outside and there was zero fear. And even in my early twenties, first moving to Colorado, that's one of the reasons I moved here is I just love being in the mountains. I love being outside, never feeling worried or afraid, sleeping outside. And it's so interesting how as we grow up or as we just hear all those messages like, oh, that's not safe, or you're going to get, if you go into the forest, you'll get eaten by a bear or whatever. So I'm curious for you too, when it came to reclaiming that connection and even being in New York City, being able to reclaim it there, what are some of the other maybe a story or something that you can share around how you were able to reclaim that connection to nature even more over the years?
Mia Magik (10:59):
Yeah. Oh man. It comes from so much deep listening. It's really, it's a journey. It's not an easy thing to me. It's innate now, but it does take a lot of work. And part of the reason why we're afraid of nature is because of that same witch wound is because if a witch hunter caught you outside singing to a tree, doing a ritual in the forest gathering herbs, which was our original medicine, that was all we had as medicine. If you were caught doing any of the things that people had done previously for the hundreds of thousands of years of our species, again, you were killed or tortured or burned alive. And so I think that people have just absolutely come to be afraid of being in nature. And even for me personally, I still go out into nature all the time, and I still have this just, it's not delusional.
I get it's there, but this crazy fear of someone's going to come and get me, I literally will think like, oh, someone's going to track my phone and know exactly where I am out in the middle of this forest or whatever, and they're just going to come and get me and they're going to wipe me out. And it seems totally irrational, but it's wired into us. And there's a reason for that because when we are out in nature, when we experience our sovereignty and receive the reflection of true abundance, not scarcity, like extractive capitalism and the way that our society functions like consumerism, that's all scarcity, that's all telling you you're not good enough and you need these things in order to be safe, healthy, well, hot desired, whatever it is, all scarcity. But when you're out in nature, she's the atomic expression of abundance.
And if you are connected to nature and know how to grow your own food and make your own medicine and build your own house, then you don't really need the powers that be. And so for me, the best thing, the most impactful thing is just going out and spending time. And there is so much nature within just a few miles of even every major city. Obviously you're in Denver, so you've got a bunch of cool, beautiful nature right around you. But even in la, in San Francisco, in Miami, in New York, in Chicago, there is so much beautiful nature right around almost every major city in the world. Same goes for places like Paris and Switzerland. Obviously Switzerland's got a lot of dope nature, but you can get out of a big city pretty quickly and easily and find nature. So one of the things that I love to do is just let myself melt onto the earth.
You can do this in a park, but if there's more people around, they might look at you or nudge you or be like, are you alive? So I like to go find a really rural place and just kind of get myself off the beaten path and actually just lay on the earth like womb down, face down sometimes one ear to the ground or third eye to the ground, heart to the ground, womb to the earth. And I like to feel as if my heart is growing roots and my heart is going to send all these tendrils out and I'm going to kind of click in or link with all of the mycelial networks, the roots of the trees, all of the communication that's happening down beneath the ground. And I let my heart just send love out to it. And within a few minutes, your body starts to actually regulate with the earth.
So your heart rate will slow, your stress responses will lessen. Your nervous system will absolutely, we call it a nervous system. It will stop being so nervous and you will have to, or I certainly have to go through the thoughts and they're like, oh my God, what if somebody, they're going to come upon me, they're going to think I'm weird. Or they're like, let 'em think that that's okay. And so I have extended this practice for up to five plus hours and who I feel at the end of that experience, which I get, that's a long time, I totally get it. Everyone's like, what the fuck? I'm not going to lay on the ground for five hours. But what happens when you do something like that is that all the thoughts, all the distractions, all of the resistance, all of the reasons why you should just get up or just go about your day and do something more important, all of those things fall away eventually.
And it's just you and the vibration of the planet and the song of the earth. And to me, it really truly does feel like she sings a song to you. And I notice that my sense of myself, my sense of fulfillment, of peace, of trust, of ease of abundance, just genuine tranquility, happiness, fulfillment, I feel so good after doing that ritual. And that's also something that's so simple. You don't even have to do anything. You're not, there's no fancy prescription. It's just being there with her. And when you think about our modern world and how few moments there are for doing a thing that it would've just been like normal. You would've slept on the earth all night. You would've made your food on an earth and floor with a fire you would eat on the floor. You would have been connected to the earth almost all day every day for your entire life.
And so taking a few moments out of our busy modern days and creating that reconnection, the shift in my life and reality that I notice after I do that, I've done this ritual several times, and one was in Crete in Greece. My life transformed after that a couple of times now is mostly in the redwoods where I grew up, and I watch dreams unfold after doing it. And my perspective is, and I think this goes for anyone who's wanting to create more connection to nature or to come home to themselves, is again that you watch the reasons why not. And all the little stories you just watch all of that melt away. And what you create space for then is your true nature and really understanding what that means and what that is. And that is deeply fulfilling and comforting and nourishing to all of us because most of us were not encouraged to be our full selves when we were young or right now at all. And it's profound medicine for the spirit.
Amanda Testa (17:20):
Even as you tell that story, I'm just noticing my nervous system is slowing down feeling that just deep, rich, earth energy. It is magical. I mean it is. And I think I love that example because, and even just if you are somewhere you can go sit and look at a plant, you can have your own plant because just that regenerative nature, it helps remind you that's in you, right? So it is So healing.
Mia Magik (17:48):
Yeah, growth cycles, seasons, death, rebirth, we all go through the same things that nature does, and she's such a powerful role model of just being with what's present and also going with the flow.
Amanda Testa (18:00):
Yes. Oh my goodness. And so I'm loving this and I'm curious too. So obviously being able to tune in to that level takes practice the same as learning to tune into our body and learning to tune into trusting the symbols that we see. And I'm curious for you maybe if there's any tips that you could offer the listeners around how they can better understand the signs and signals from the universe, how they can tune in more deeply?
Mia Magik (18:25):
Yeah, totally. So one of the first things is really just even wherever you are, wherever you're listening to this from just looking around your environment. So anything earthly is going to be physical, tangible things. Again, earthly body, bones, stones, mountains, physical environment, home, car, career, finances, relationships, health of the body itself. These are all earth element things. So if you're experiencing a challenge in your life, you can look at these elements and their significance and really read into what's happening here, what's going on. And I'll share an example from the book that actually was with me and Layla in a second. So then the water is the emotions, it's the creativity, it's the sacral chakra, it's our sexuality. It's right, it's the blood, sweat and tears, it's crying and it's the energy that's in motion within us, the way that water flows and falls and has so many different expressions, hurricanes and ocean waves and trickling creeks and rain and mist and fog.
There's all these different expressions of water, just like we have so many expressions of emotion and the way that sexuality has so many flavors and different textures as well. And so water, any type of water, any water faucet, any pipe burst, right? It's like there's something here for emotional reality, creativity, going with the flow or not being in resistance, breath, air. It's how we're using our voices to communicate. This is the sign of expression and the mind. It's like the stories that run the thoughts, how we talk to ourselves and we're breathing. It's like expression is always sort of an interchange. It's either us talking to ourselves or us talking to someone else. So the breath is the element of mind and communication and expression and two ravens flying by the window for me right now, winged one. So the birds have this higher perspective.
They have this gift they can see from the zoomed out picture. Then the fire is the element of our action, our motivation, our transformation. Something goes in the fire. It's either incinerated or we cook it, right? I love, there's this Buddhist thing that the same hot water that softens the potato, hardens the egg. So even though it's water, it's the heat actually that's doing the thing. And so that heat inside of us, what is it doing? What is it changing? What is it bringing forth from within us? And how are we driven? How are we taking that fire inside us and acting upon it? What are we doing? So one time I ignored my intuition, I walked into our dear sister Layla's house, and I heard water running, and I was like, oh, who's showering? And it was like, God, girl, she lives with other people who caress, who's showering.
And 45 minutes after we were sitting by the fire hanging out, she goes, oh my God, the tub and the bathtub had been overflowing into her living room for an hour. And when you look at all these things, it's like, okay, wow. She was in really deep emotions that night though. Her waters were overflowing. That's why I went over there. I ignored my intuition. She had a $20,000 bill for her living room. Ceiling floor lights are like the fire. The lights were out, the lights were taken out because there wasn't anything to clearly illuminate the situation. It was kind of just mired in the fog of that emotional experience. And then you look at the home, it's the body, it's the foundation, a ceiling, a bathroom floor, and a living room. Ceiling floors are foundation, ceilings are like limitation or security, kind of that structure, that protection.
And so you can really look at, okay, the foundation, the floor got flooded by the emotions. The ceiling is no longer safe. It's not actually protecting us because of that same flooding. Because when we're overly in our emotions, sometimes we do do damage. We have to be regulated with the ways that we experience our emotions. A bath full of water is really safe because it's contained, but sometimes when we let the waters overflow, we flood things or there's damage created. Same as a friend who's just too depressed or too angry at something can really affect you and can really flood your relationship with them. And so even something like that, anything in your life, you can look at how the elements play into the greater significance and the signs that are being provided for you. And that is what into which in what my book is all about, is reading the language of the universe, being able to work with these elemental invitations and understand how we can then respond in a more empowered way, create a more active dialogue with the universe in response.
Or like, oh, wow, okay, the waters were running. Let me check in with myself emotionally. How am I doing? What am I maybe letting flow too much like it's overflowing? Or what am I damning? Where am I damning my rivers? And so that's just a very small, simple example of how you can really start seeing the way that you are creating your reality. And so you are using your reality to communicate with yourself all the time. And that's a really powerful habit to get into. And it is ultimately a lifestyle that I really lead and believe deeply in. And it's an exploration of the law of correspondence, that ancient idiom as above, so below as within so without, it's one of the universal laws. And it's a way to really create an empowering, actively engaged way of working with your healing and understanding how you're being invited to deepen into it every day. And in every way,
Amanda Testa (24:07):
It invites in that slowing down too to pay attention and how easily we can dismiss like, oh, she lives with people. Probably someone's taking a shower versus how easy it is to like, oh, that's
Mia Magik (24:19):
Huge. When she got that bill, I was like, oh my God, girl, I knew, I knew. I had a little inkling. I had this little voice. And I think that's one of the issues that we have most often is not listening to the voice. And for me, that's the difference between intuition and intuition is like intuition. Yeah. Okay. It might come in, it might say something to you, it might have an invitation for you, but because the difference between knowledge and wisdom is embodiment, it's like how are you acting upon it into which it is? Like what do you do about it? And then not just what you do, but how do you use that wisdom to read the deeper significance of what's going on and know that you are being communicated with.
Amanda Testa (25:00):
I'm curious too, when it comes to relationships and how people can use this to deepen their relationships.
Mia Magik (25:08):
Yeah. Oh my gosh. That's
Amanda Testa (25:09):
Something you are cool to share about. Yeah.
Mia Magik (25:11):
There's so many ways I think that I really love when people and my sister's friends, this also goes for one of the chapters in my book is called Body Language. Every part of your body has significance down to each one of your toes and your teeth. And so I love whenever people, if they get hurt, really talking through, okay, wow, you injured your right ankle will. Feet are roots, and ankles are the joints that connect our legs to our feet. And so if you hurt your right side, this is your masculine side, and our legs are how we move forward, how we walk forward in our lives. And then again, feet are what connect us to the earth are really our roots. So how is that meeting point between the way you connect to your roots and the earth and the way you walk forward in your life, again, in this masculine way, in this action directive, how is that needing some attention?
How is that needing a little healing? What is it that, again, do you need to slow down? Do you need to really connect with now while you're relying more on your left foot, you're relying more on your feminine side? What does that mean for you and what does it look like? So that's one of my favorite ways to do it in relationships is really to support people in understanding what maybe the significance is of an event in their life, to know how best to handle it or to move forward. But I just love spending time with people in nature. I love going out and bathing in wild waters and sitting beneath waterfalls and just resting at the base of trees. I took a nap the other day underneath the tree. I was just in Tanzania and a couple of us girls just laid down beneath this gorgeous tree and all took a nap together.
And it was just so magnificent. And doing breath, doing intentional conversation, something we talk about in VITA so much is the fears, desires and loves really using that. I love that practice. I think it's so impactful. I use that in my retreats all the time, just really helping people get more connected to one another. And then there's really going deeper, like ritual bathing with one another. And I have a sister who leads beautiful baptisms. And even just, I've done some ceremonies where you just either wash someone's hands or someone's feet very in that Jesus mode of like, I will wash your feet. And it feels so good to just have someone cleansing your hands and just tending to you in this beautiful way. And so I think that in relationships, it depends on whether we're talking about more intimate and romantic relationships or with friends, but just going out and spending time in nature together is such a healing and beautiful bonding experience. And you'll both get different inspiration and different hits and insights. And just sharing them together is again, such an important way for us to reclaim our ancient origins and how we once really operated not only in synergy and harmony with one another, but also with the planet. I love
Amanda Testa (28:14):
That. It's so funny you told a story about the right ankle because a couple years ago I did break my right ankle. I was hiking with my husband, and it was so funny. It was the most beautiful day I was walking with my dog and I was looking up not paying attention. I was like, ah, asked and what a beautiful day talking to my dog and literally just did not see a hole and stepped in it. And it was so interesting because it did, it forced all this slowing down. It forced me to let my husband take care of me to higher right side help to do all the things, the dog walking, because I couldn't drive for eight weeks. So it was just so interesting that you picked up on that. I was like, oh, it was huge to slow down and all that deeper connection that was there.
Mia Magik (28:59):
I love those little ones. I almost said something else. I was about to go knee, and then I was like, ah, I choose ankle. The other day I was talking to another sister and I was like, yeah, I'm just using this example. She's in a fight with her brother. And I was like, yeah. And just say to the brother's wife, like, Samantha, can you please? And she looks at me and she's like, how the fuck did you know her name? I was like, oh, I don't know. Just pulled that one right out.
Amanda Testa (29:21):
Yeah, it's your intuition in action.
Mia Magik (29:24):
Amanda Testa (29:25):
I just knew to talk about the right ankle. So one of the question that I would love to just touch on, we always love talking about pleasure and just how nature just is pleasure, but how it's deepened, how all work around your intuition and everything else, how that weaves in pleasure too.
Mia Magik (29:46):
Yeah, I mean, that's how you and I first met. And I think that to me, when I look at nature, when you look at all, I'm looking outside and now at just these beautiful clouds, and I was always one of those kids that when I would look outside in the plane, I was like, I just want to touch them. What does that feel like? I just want to lay in that these pillowy beautiful blankets of air and mist and water. And so of course there are things in nature. There are spiky things and pokey things and poisonous things. But even those things, I just look at the sensual smorgasbord that she has created, the sense of flowers, the taste of berries, all the fruits, even the texture of the leaves that you turn into, baskets and things like the resins that become incensed. There is so much to enjoy.
And I think that's another thing that people get really, we kind of create this story that pleasure just means sexuality rather than the fact that we've been given five or six senses to really enjoy. And yes, the sense of touch in our most sensitive zones is like, yeah, it's heightened. It's amazing. It becomes sexual pleasure, great all the way here for that. And there is so much pleasure to be experienced just by enjoying. For me, I'm one of those like, oh man, on a muddy day, I'm going to take a hike barefoot and I'm going to just be squinching my toes in that mud. When I see people with their shoes on the beach, I'm like, are you okay? Have you ever felt sand in your toes? Do you know what you're missing? So good. I'm like, is everything all right? Are you good? I saw this girl walking her dog on the beach the other day wearing shoes.
I was like, can I carry those for you? I'm happy, but you should take 'em off. And so I think that for me, finding all the ways that pleasure supports you, and then really looking at, again, using your intuition, what are the ways that you have resistance to pleasure or disempowered stories about pleasure and working through those things? That has been really the biggest gift for me. And I learned that time when we first met in Mexico, one of the sisters, Emily, I think was like Mia, you're just innately a tantrika. You just are. It's just who you are. It's just the way you function. This is just who you are. And to me, that's because I delight in my senses. I delight in what my eyes can see with the clouds. I delight in the fact that I can always sense the earth holding me beneath me acting as this great mother, this living sentient deity upon whose skin we are, bacteria, I can feel her holding me.
I get to taste all these amazing fruits and peaches and things that she creates like, Ugh, come on. Ugh. The smell of magnolias and jasmine and roses and I, it's just all the sound of birds, of dolphins, of whales, of someone you love, telling you how much they appreciate you, there is so much pleasure to be gleaned and received from the world. And for me, intuition is also following the threads of where we resist it or where we run away from it, or where we think it's too much or not enough. And that I think is a really great guidance system. And pillar is like, wow. Oh, I noticed myself shying away from pleasure not with food. I really enjoy all my food with pleasure, but then when I'm in nature or I'm good in nature and I'm great with food, but when it comes to romantic pleasure or being worshiped or being taken care of, like your husband did for you when you hurt your leg, those are the ways that I avoid pleasure.
And again, to reiterate, that type of pleasure is something very particular that would be emotional pleasure. Oh wow, someone's here for me and someone's nourishing me and caring for me, and maybe not necessarily has to be dotting on me, but I'm safe. I'm taken care of. Wow. Can I experience the pleasure and the settling that that provides for my nervous system? Can I give myself the gift of really enjoying that and watching the places where we avoid pleasure or shame, pleasure, feel to me like some of the ultimate harbinger of your healing path. Okay, well, this is really something that I need to look at then. This is something I want to work with. And for me, I just was working with to get to where I am to manifest financial abundance and a purposeful life and lots of specific dreams like this book and the subsequent projects that come after that.
All the different things that I have in my life now. I watched where I resisted physical, spiritual, or emotional pleasure where I was allowing myself to continue experiencing existential pain or where I was blocking that soothing or that love or that type of intimate connection again, platonic or otherwise. And that was really what guided me. And then when I would ask my intuition or ask my higher self or ask the goddess and mother earth like, okay, what do I do? Help me. And I would get an insight or an invitation. I would just do it. And sometimes the pleasure is in the after effect. Sometimes it's in the reward. Sometimes the thing you have to do to get to the pleasure is not that pleasurable. It can be really challenging or confronting or scary, even terrifying. Honestly, we've both been there a lot of times specifically going into the darkness and the shame around healing your own sexuality can be so horrifying and agonizing. But then on the other side, there's this deeper orgasmic potential or there's this open heart that can actually meet someone in love. And so for me, the pleasure is, yeah, it's always worth the pain. And when we follow the pleasure and when we strive to remedy the pain, there's just always rewards and blessings on the other side.
Amanda Testa (36:13):
Yes, so, so beautiful. It's so true. I think about that too. It's like the open that comes from it, that in itself is life-changing, right? The more I think connected to your own self, you are, of course, the more you're connected to others, the more empathetic you are, the more the collective is affected, right? Because you are more connected to it.
Mia Magik (36:36):
Yeah. And I find that in that open-heartedness too, so many like myself, my clients, when I really started experiencing an even deeper layer of open-heartedness in my partnership, I started having these wild amrita orgasms just gushing everywhere. It was like, oh. And I messaged my sister who, excuse me, that's one of the things that she teaches. Dakota Chanel, she's amazing. And I messaged her and she was like, well, yeah, of course the yoni and the cervix are so connected to the heart, so if the heart feels safe, she's going to be more open, more ecstatic, more ready, more justified. And it was so powerful for me to feel that even it wasn't even other physical types of orgasms. It was literally like these floodgates from within my body just reacting to the feeling of my heart being safer and less armored in the container of my partnership. So powerful.
Amanda Testa (37:38):
It's so true. I think I have a similar experience of that with my husband. We had been married, I don't know, five or years or so when I first started doing my sexual healing work. And I could not believe, I thought things were pretty good, and I was blown away. I was like, oh, this is what I love about this work. There's so much to it. There's so much depth. And now we've been together for 15 years, and it just continues to evolve and get more luscious and fun and so good.
Mia Magik (38:06):
Yeah, that's the dream too. And that's like rewriting the whole matrix narrative of what love and union is. It's like, oh, once you get married, the sex dies out, and then you have kids and then you're miserable and you just deal with it. It's like, no, no,
Amanda Testa (38:22):
Mia Magik (38:22):
Available for that story. I want a different one. Yes. Yeah,
Amanda Testa (38:26):
I love that you are writing that in every way. Yeah. So I'm curious too where everybody can find you and connect with you and what other fun things that you have going on.
Mia Magik (38:36):
Oh my God, there's so many fun things going on. So I run retreats in castles that are going to Hogwarts for the week where we do a lot of this deep feminine, transformative, embodiment work, lots of somatic release, lots of breath work, lots of rituals outside in nature, lots of deep connection and sisterhood. They're my absolute favorite experience to create. So I have Castle retreats. I have the book coming out January 30th into witching. That is such a beautiful exploration again, of the language of the universe and how we can learn to speak it to live in this really empowered dialogue with it. I have courses and programs. Everything is under the umbrella at Mia Magic, M-I-A-M-A-G-I-K. So my Instagram, my YouTube, my website is all M-I-A-M-A-G-I-K Mia Magic. And it's really just an incredible ecosystem and lifestyle of what does it mean to live your most magical life?
What does that mean for you? What kind of pleasure are you seeking? What kind of magic might unfold from within you? And really how can you be in service and devotion to that? And so it's such a gift. It's so powerful. And ultimately, I think the through line of everything we've been talking about, for me, it's just about giving my inner child and the little girl inside of me, the kind of life that she always hoped and dreamed of. And for I believe that we could all live in a magical life and feel fulfilled and purposeful and abundant and pleasurable. And so that's really my mission is to just support people in accessing that for themselves. And I'm going to be a trailblazer and a role model till the day I die because I will die on this hill. I love it. And I'm here to live a magical life and help create a more magical world.
Amanda Testa (40:23):
Yes. I love it so much. Thank you. I also, if there is maybe any question that you wish that I would've asked that I didn't ask, or any important last words you'd like to share?
Mia Magik (40:35):
Well, I don't know if it's a question I wish you would've asked, but one thing that I would say to people is that the most impactful way that I have created more pleasure and also more abundance, which I find are the two main things we're looking for, is I want pleasure and I want money. And the best way that I have manifested both of those things is by working with the earth. So I don't shop at Amazon. I don't support any of the big conglomerates. I buy everything secondhand, everything secondhand. Unless I am supporting a craftsman or like an artist or a person. Like these earrings were made by this amazing woman who I found at this cool craft fair. So in my home, all my furniture is secondhand absolutely everything. And it's a pillar that I have found that instead of thinking that vintage or secondhand is cheaper or less expensive, it's actually that we are operating from true abundance and that we are not needing to consume more and what's new and what's next in order to keep plundering the earth and damaging and desecrating her.
So I find that literally the more conscientious I am about my footprint and my impact, the more the goddess blesses me with financial abundance and other rewards of dreams coming true. And I truly believe that that's because this planet is the mother we all share. We are all her children. And every good mom just wants to be acknowledged, wants you to come home every once in a while, say, what's up, be present, have some quality time. And I think that if we can all remember to do that and learn how to do that, we can start to change the things and the ways and these systems that have been built up around us to keep us in scarcity and keep us out of our pleasure and out of our power, and we can truly reclaim that sovereignty and rebuild and ultimately, I hope rebirth a more magical, more harmonious relationship with ourselves, each other and the earth.
Amanda Testa (42:35):
Yes. Thank you so much, Mia. It's been so fun to talk with you. And yeah, I'll make sure to put in the show notes where you can find in two witching and all the beautiful things that Mia is up to, and you can find her on Mia Magik at all the places too. M-A-G-I-K. Yeah. So thank you so much again for being here and for those listening, thank you for tuning in and we'll see you next time.
Mia Magik (43:00):
Blessed. Thank you.
Amanda Testa (43:02):
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