Facing Hard Truths & Actions To Take


There are a lot of energies triggering unresolved stuff in our DNA. We are witnessing this in the current world events happening all around us from political unrest, climate change, space weather amplification, post pandemic challenges. You can check out my podcast episode which takes a broader aspect on Three Tips To Moving Through Hard Truths. 

This post will focus on the Gen Z population, our children and college protests.

In case you are unaware, on top of my work with Healing With Spirit, I am a sacred activist with 18 years of domestic violence advocacy, podcast host of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine, and I speak frequently about the intersectionality of aspects that impact survivors of abuse. You can learn more about me, here.

Here is what I have to say about recent events, and I hope it is received well. And, if triggered, I ask you to stop. Pause, and address the underlying issues before responding. Remember, a trigger is something unresolved unrelated to current topic.


So, if you are endorsing, condoning or amplifying violence on our children on college campuses, YOU are part of the problem NOT the solution.

If you are wishing harm or being WILLFULLY ignorant to violence, oppression, slaughter of children and NOT taking action steps towards peace, freedom for ALL people not just white Christians, ending violence & oppression, YOU are part of the problem.

END. STOP.

NO politician can fix a SICK UNWELL society.

Only WE can do that.

This, Saturday, May 4th, is the 57th Anniversary of the National Guard shooting and killing 4 UNarmed Kent State college students protesting a war.

It was NOT klansman promoting white male supremacy who were killed, but anti-war students.

Think about that for a minute and the narratives PROMOTED on TV to convince the masses a certain narrative.

The attack on our right & freedom to protest a war is currently being threatened where we see history repeating itself again, anti-war, anti-killing children, anti-genocide protesters are being attacked, beaten, brutalized while white supremacists, white nationalists, and Zionists can walk the streets without police interference to protest freely hate, commit acts of violence, invade encampments of anti-genocide protestors to beat with sticks, toss flash grenades, fireworks and more acts of violence.

Only WE can remember your roots and value of local neighborhood community and take action.

Kindness wins.

Loving thy neighbor wins.

Unifying voices wins.

Equity wins

Equality wins

Unifying Causes wins.

Sharing your meal wins.

Giving up your coat wins.

Opening a door wins.

Our triggers get in the way of the facing hard truths of maybe realizing what we thought we knew was a lie or that how we were taught was a lie or that we struggle with escalating brutality, and it is hard to face.

Remember, these are OUR CHILDREN being brutalized by militarized police – many of whom were trained in Israel and systems who profit off of violence, war, oppression.

This is a simple reminder too that …

You are loved.

You are worthy.

You are deserving.

Meanwhile, those in power want us suppressed and oppressed.

And the oligarchs & billionaires are laughing all the way to the bank cashing in on these growing divisions they created that some of us bought into instead of unifying voices to end collective punishment, violence, oppression so that ALL OUR families CAN be safe & free from harm.

Energetically, shitola going to get real.

Like really real

It’s big.

It’s multi-level

If we are NOT living in a way of devotion, stewardship, authenticity, and integrity, the Universe will call us out on our BS.

There is NO escaping this.  Old patterns, old wounds, ancestral trauma, past life trauma are all surfacing simultaneously for us to face and heal.

It is a time to face our resistance.

Face hard truths.

Face the Triggers & wounds.

Pause and listen to the quiet whispers beckoning for us to take some action, clear out old harmful patterns, and heal old wounds.

We all have wounds … it is NOT an excuse to project our wounds onto another… our duty is to tend to our wounds. Be aware of how we react and show up BETTER!!!

We are in revolutionary times.

This also means ALL of us are being called to address our unresolved crap… myself included… and remember the power of our ancestors and reclaim aspects lost or stolen due to oppression, war, violence, etc.

Remember, as we talked about in the 2024 Energy forecast in the podcast, this is a dragon year … a year of upheaval and reclamation.

When energies align, I will be doing an election forecast as I have done in the past for the last several elections.  Stay tuned.

Now, Let’s get to work, shall we?

Peace out.

Beltane Blessings


Happy Beltane blessings from this crone witch and multigenerational healer and intuitive to you and yours.

There is so much energy swirling around since the spring equinox bringing up lots of old wounds to be healed or released, healing ancestral lines and reclaiming lost or stolen parts of ourselves and our ancestors.

Heck it is a dragon year to boot and so far, 2024 has not failed to disappoint us in forcing us to level up.

Are you feeling this too?

Well Beltane is another celebration on the Pagan wheel to consider honoring and celebrating if you do not already.

What is Beltane?

Beltane is the Gaelic May Day festival, a quarter holiday between the spring and summer equinoxes in the northern hemisphere on May 1st which marks the beginning of summer.

For the Irish, it is usually called Lá Bealtaine (“day of Beltane”), while the month of May is Mí Bhealtaine (“month of Beltane”).  For many modern pagans, witches, Irish, and Celts, it is a day for bonfires, rituals, and celebrations such as dancing around the maypole.  

Beltane is mentioned in the earliest Irish literature and is associated with important events in Irish mythology. It was also known as Cétshamhain (‘first of summer’).

Beltane Historically?

This was a time when fires were lit in the local community. Like many other indigenous spiritual practices, the fire, smoke, and ash from these fires were considered cleansing, purifying and healing and deemed to have some sort of protective powers.

The cattle were driven out to the summer pastures through this smoke as one of many rituals performed to protect cattle, people and crops, and to encourage growth.

These gatherings would be accompanied by a feast, and some of the food, drink would be offered to the aos sí, holy wells visited, flower wreaths worn, songs sung, and folks danced around the maypole.

Beltane Today and How I Am Celebrating

As I prepare for to lead a small intimate pilgrimage to Ireland on May 16th, I am witnessing such beauty in the desire to heal ancestral lines and reclaim parts of ourselves stolen as a result of systemic oppression by the colonizers of Britain and Rome as well church and religious persecution and indoctrination to the indigenous Irish.

I have been sitting with some of the Irish sovereignty goddesses, Queen Maeve, The Morrigan, and Brigid over the last year on a more intensive devotion in preparation of this pilgrimage.

If you have ever worked with the Morrigan, she is NO joke. She will hold your arssss accountable and will request tasks to do as a steward. That’s all I will say about that in a blog post hahahaha.

When in proper relationship and devotion, it is amazing how much the nature spirits – the tree spirits, the water spirits, the fire spirits, the earth spirits – have come more alive, and many of which are not wanting me to share some of the magic I have been privileged to experience and befriend.

I have always been connected to these spirits, but there is something so profound that gets amplified when you are setting intentions before a powerful pilgrimage on sacred lands in Ireland.

I recently sat in with a group of wise indigenous Irish women talking about language as a tool for healing. We forget that until Christianity was imported into Ireland, the indigenous Irish were an oral community very much similar to the Japanese when Buddhism was imported.

In Japan, I was taught how words created spiritual power, and it is a topic most Americans I think struggle to truly understand and comprehend unless we see it from a negative such aspect as gaslighting.

It is not just what you say, but the energy, frequency, and vibration behind the words that has the ability to create what many would call, magic.

Being in ceremony with these powerful women in Ireland (me virtual), I learned a lot about my struggles with language – from being able to learn a foreign language (even though English was not the native tongue of my ancestors) to bizarre physical issues in the throat that causes me to choke on saliva and water with a root scabbed over wound of physical domestic violence and the silencing of my voice by family courts when seeking safety for me and my children from abuse.

I had that lightbulb moment where I recognized this is one area I have been struggling for most of the last 15+ years in a different light that what I already knew, and it will be interesting to see what surfaces when I get to the motherland of my Irish ancestors in a few weeks.

For now, I will celebrate Beltane at home in the quiet with a fire, ceremony, offerings, intentions, prayers, and more that will not be publicized to keep the sacredness in the container leading up to the pilgrimage to Ireland clear and devotional in as pure of way possible.

Traditions that still remain today that I might still do too if called is to put out cut flowers on your front stoop to ward off evil or malevolent spirits. This is a custom still practiced today by some indigenous Irish I know from the Western part of Ireland.

How will you celebrate Beltane?

Is this something calling you home from your ancestors?

Are you an admirer of anything pagan or animistic and reclaiming the indigenous ways of what is now Europe and UK?

Share in the comments. I am curious.

Imolc Blessings

… The Beginning of the End of Winter. It marks the halfway point between winter solstice (Yule) & spring equinox (Ostera).

In Celtic pagan traditions, it’s a time that celebrates our relationship to the sun, the element of fire, & our position in the annual cycle of life, death, & rebirth… the loosening of the grip of winter & the promise of spring.

During the time of year, like our ancestors in the Northern hemisphere, we would be seeing the first signs of new life and an elongation of light. Our ancestors would see this as a sign that the barrenness and darkness of winter as well as the dependence on foods, wood, and other supplies that’s been stored away, is nearly over.

The light is returning. For this reason, many Imbolc is also deeply intertwined with the elemental force of fire as mentioned above, symbolizing the returning warmth, the transformative power of light.

It is a time to awaken from the hibernation of winter. To awaken to the first, deep rustlings of rebirth, and of the cool, soft light that bends around the planet before the sun climbs over the horizon into view.

The light from the sun appears warmer.

Animals such as coyotes mate & bear cubs are born.

Crocuses begin to breech the frozen grounds & buds on trees become more apparent.

For this reason, Imbolc is also closely linked w/ fertility, gestation & birth – a the time to honor the Celtic fertility goddess Brigid in her Maiden form.

So today, I’m giving myself the gift of only working half a day today so I can sit, pause, reflect.

I will sip on the soul nourishing tea harvested & blended from last season.

I will move my body & commune w nature

I will light a fire to celebrate all that is, all that was & all that shall be.

I will honor my ancestors & the deepening of my crone-ness phase of life, & rise up like the flame to the beckoning of the calls of wise woman. To be the teacher, mentor, nurturer for all the women seeking my guidance.

I will call in the teachings needed to bridge any gaps as we prepare for our group Pilgrimage Zoomies that start February 12th in preparation for the Sacred Pilgrimage to Ireland in May and the Women’s Retreat in March

How are you honoring this day?

Slam The Gravel Podcast: Fix The System Inside Out


Slam the Gavel welcomes Laura Bonetzky-Joseph to the podcast of Healing With Spirit and Healing Trauma Through Spirit.

In this episode I talk about
  • my domestic violence journey,
  • how I lost my virginity to a rapist at 15 years old
  • my journey through family court sanctioned abuse after I left my abuser
  • the unlawful incarceration by a Massachusetts family court judge who denied my right to a lawyer & tried to prevent medical care & attention to me
  • what I’ve seen change in the near 20 years I’ve been embedded in this systemic oppression
  • why understanding and learning about systemic racism and for us white folks to listen to BIPOC folks as well as Palestinian voices and how it is all interconnected … this is crucial, especially for white women…
AND
  • my abuse advocacy work,
  • my work as a T.R.A C. coalition member on DV legislation & policy in MA
  • my work helping survivors of family court abuse
  • my books & podcast and what they are about
  • Healing root issues
  • and what survivors need to focus on while in the fight for survival in the family courts.
and more.

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE OR Watch Here

ABOUT LAURA:

Laura is a book author, podcaster, survivor and advocate. She is also a multigenerational intuitive and business owner of Healing With Spirit and is a member of Track Coalition in Massachusetts.

Since 2006, Laura has helped thousands of people take back their health and power by addressing and healing root issues. She is an experienced multi-generational healer & intuitive, crone witch, best-selling author, speaker, award-winning advocate, spiritual teacher, sacred activist, and survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault.

She’s apprenticed with an Osteopathic Physician for more than 20 years learning holistic health and preventative care and has also studied with teachers and lineage holders based in Japan, Canada and Greece.

Her clients are diverse and inclusive from various ethnic cultures, skin color, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and socio-economic backgrounds.

In 2022, Laura published two books. She’s the co-author of “Feisty: Dangerously Amazing Women Using Their Voices to Make an Impact”. Her chapter, “#MeTooFamilyCourts”, highlights what it takes to leave a domestic violence relationship in a broken system that punishes you.

Her first solo book published in October 2022, “The Secrets To Healing: An Invitation To Healing Trauma And Other Root Causes of Chronic Illness Using the Japanese Reiki Gokai” weaves her personal story, her work, the science, and the teachings with nine client case studies.

Her books can be found on Amazon.

Laura currently sits on the Massachusetts domestic violence task force addressing legislation and policy for survivors of abuse. Also, Laura brings an authentic unique view with a unique talent and skill sets uncommon today.

“Triggers and Spiritual Medicine,” Laura’s podcast, can be found on YouTube, her website, and most podcast streaming platforms.

To Reach Laura Bonetzky-Joseph:  Linktree Link: https://linktr.ee/HealingWithSpirit


About Slam The Gravel:

Slam the Gavel is a podcast to discuss Family Court Issues, Support Court, Support-contempt conferences and hearings and Child Services issues. Advice on how parents can cope with these issues along with Parental Alienation. Based off the book, Dismantling Family Court Corruption, Why Taking The Kids Was Not Enough. This book can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kindle, Apple and Smashwords.dismantlingfamilycourtcorruption.com Podcast music provided by MicTechMusic@yahoo.com

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DISCLAIMER The use of this information is at the viewer/user’s own risk. Not financial, medical nor legal advice as the content on this podcast does not constitute legal, financial, medical or any other professional advice. Viewer/user’s should consult with the relevant professionals for specific advice related to their own situation.

Setting the Tone for 2024 with Dragon and The Morrigan

What happens when you blend working with the Morrigan with the energy of the Year of the Dragon?


It’s been a POWERFUL fiery start to 2024 – year of the DRAGON.

How are you doing moving through the current new year energies?  I am curious what you are experiencing and feeling and if you are feeling all that I am about to discuss here too.

Let me know in the comments if this resonates at all with you.

Here is what happened by the day’s end of January 1st:

  • The sun kicked of the strongest CME since 2017 causing all kinds of energetic and radio disturbances.
  • The planet mercury stationed direct. So, the next 2 weeks will be time for more integration.
  • Profound vivid dreams
  • Internal ruffling of our feathers and more.

This continued through the week that impacted my physical strength & wellness that required more rest, grounding, and self care. These dark night’s of the soul bouts can be a real kicker.

This past Monday, on 1/1, we held sold out “Setting the Tone in the 2024 New Year” event. In general, what I heard folks want for 2024 was less stress, fear, and anxiety and to live more authentically.

But how does one do this actually?

We all want to DO this, but the question always remains HOW?


My How

The answer is simple and complex. The first step is knowing HOW you process something. If you do not know how, it begins with

STOP

Pause

Breathe

What is the action step

It requires unpacking cultural conditioning and religious dogma, courage to face hard truths, humility, and willingness to see things through a different lens knowing that your soul knows better than you to guide you through.

For nearly 20 years, I have blended all I have learned in plant medicine, energy medicine, rooted spiritual practices, sacred activism and my relationship to the spiritual world to help emPOWER folks to heal root issues, unpack cultural conditioning, and reclaim lost or stolen aspects and/or powers of themselves or their ancestors.

I am a multigenerational healer and intuitive that come from my paternal  Russian and my maternal Irish/Celtic bloodlines.

Over 53 years, I have been molded in such a way that makes me unique in the way I deliver a reading, or give spiritual guidance, or help someone transition in end of life or help someone facing cancer or domestic violence.

My approach is always deep, rooted, and integrated as taught since I was a child.


2023 Sucess Story

One of the biggest success stories of 2023 was a story of a 30yo female diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer who was told she would never be able to have children. She came to me for Reiki initially only to find out why she left her prior practitioner was due to the practitioner shaming her telling her that her sexual assault in her past was not a real trauma.

So the work began. Over the next 4 years, we unpacked old stories and belief systems, addressed root issues, recognized some of links to her breast cancer from her cell phone and unresolved trauma, and implemented spiritual based integrative therapies that were complimentary to her medical care.

We implemented strategies including coaching, herbal remedies, spiritual healing, a wellness team, past life and generational healing, somatic trauma therapies, meditation, medical intuition and more.

Last year, 2023, she was given the green light to try to have children. In the summer, she was discouraged a bit, but my intuition said September and possibly multiples. Well let’s just say Momma is carrying THREE healthy babies due to be born this spring.

I have countless stories like this and published NINE of them in the book the Secrets To Healing.


What I am Witnessing in 2024

One thing that showed up on Monday for folks was recognizing that you can not achieve what you seek if you are doing it through the old colonizer, patriarchal lens. A lens sometimes hidden in the blinders of our subconscious and unconscious being.

I find this is a MAJOR blind spot for so many folks as to why they are NOT where they want to be. It is only when things align in a certain way, they begin to see. We do not know what we do not know until it hits us and there’s the old saying “when the student is ready the teacher will appear”

Unfortunately, much of American society is NOT ready for this change, but many are starting to see for the first time. That gives me hope.


Working With The Dragon  & The Morrigan in 2024

So this past New Year’s Day, we worked with meeting our dragon ally to help us to see what we can not see, to help us to hear what we have not been able to hear, help us to feel what we have not been able to feel, and help sense what we have not been able to sense.

I also in an impromptu fashion delivered channeled messages from the Irish Goddess, the Morrigan. I had been sitting with her for about 3 hours before preparing for this event, and she could not wait to bust through and speak on the topic of unpacking cultural conditioning and reclamation.

I want to pause a moment and reflect on how I am leading forward in 2024 is birthing a strong fierce warrior with the Morrígan as my guide riding my dragon spirit (ryūjin) ally I have been fostering a deep relationship with over the last several years. That is some powerful stuff. No wonder I needed a few days to integrate before writing this newsletter.

The latest cosmic energy blast from the sun on New Year’s Eve and Day has only amplified all this… talk about a breathing cosmic fire storm (by the way, there is a forecast of MORE earthquakes and volcanic eruptions moving through 2024 as the sun begins to move into the peak of this solar cycle).

How we relate to our own darkness and shadows  – befriend and make peace with  – will determine how well we move through the energies of 2024.

This year, the energy and spirit of the dragon unfurls like an ancient tapestry, weaving threads of profound significance and transformative energies from the ancient scripts & spiritual ways of being. Working with dragons are no joke either, but it is fascinating how in the east, dragons are  god-like, etheric, and celestial. And in Europe, we demonize the dragon as a villain to slay. I have always wondered why, but more to come on that topic later.

Dragon energies for 2024 bring in a much needed ethereal wisdom. The presence of the dragon itself signifies a paradigm shift we are experiencing, a beckoning of humanity towards evolution, renewal, and spiritual awakening.

In the tapestry & cycles of life, the Dragon emerges as a harbinger of change, symbolizing the cosmic forces aligning to guide us through an era of profound introspection and growth. It signifies a time where the ethereal meets the tangible—a convergence of celestial energies inviting us to delve deep into the recesses of our souls.

This celestial alignment between the dragon and the Morrigan I am witnessing is not coincidence. It heralds a period where the cosmos whisper secrets of renewal, reclamation, rebirth, and the need for dismantling patriarchal conditioning and toxic capitalist systems. Wowza right? It encourages humanity to embrace change, shedding old layers of limitation and embracing the expansive realms of possibilities.

Think: strength, courage, bravery, resilience.

Now when I match up the dragon with the energies of the Morrigan, you got yourself some serious badassery happening.

I have incorporated working with the ancient Irish Goddess, The Morrígan, in my work over the last 9mo or so. To me, she is fierce, strong, and often mischaracterized by a colonized patriarchal conditioning. She is the voice who rises to stand up against systems of oppression. She is often an emblem of feminism for this reason.

My relationship with her is one of deep remembering, reclamation, and transformation.

I highly recommend working with her if called, but I caution you to do it with some guidance and support by someone who has been on this path, lived this path and walked this path for over a decade.  Yes, with time, daily practice and rituals, comes experience.


2024 As The Pilgrimage

I am exciting to be weaving my work with some indigenous sisters in Ireland and incorporating the Morrígan energy into A Sacred Pilgrimage To Ireland 2024 starting with a 4mo pre-trip immersion starting in February.

The Old Irish word for “Pilgrimage” is “turas” (tur-ahs).

Owen and Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin say that ‘Turas’ in Irish means ‘journey’, but it’s imbued with layers of meaning that resonate deeply with us. In our culture, a ‘turas’ is more than travel; it’s a pilgrimage, a voyage that weaves together the physical and spiritual realms. It’s about transformative experiences, self-discovery, and a profound bond with our land and its ancient mythology. The word captures the essence of setting intentions, pursuing meaningful paths, and nurturing growth.

A pilgrimage by definition is a journey, often into an unknown or foreign sacred place, where a person goes in search of new or expanded meaning about their self, others, nature, or a higher good through the experience. It is often a spiritual journey that can lead to a personal transformation or in this case also a reclamation, after which the person returns to their daily life as a different more empowered version of themselves.

This year – 2024 – is a year in itself of a pilgrimage. A sacred pilgrimage back to self, and an unpacking and burning away of old stories, belief systems, traumas, systems of oppression.

Both the Dragon and the Morrigan have a few things in common – dismantling systems of oppression, courage, fierceness, resilience and strength.


How I can support you in 2024

Together, let’s call on these wise spiritual beings into our lives and spiritual practices.

If you would like to learn HOW,

  • book a 1:1 session with me
  • join us at one of the upcoming events including the women’s retreat in March
  • or the sacred pilgrimage to Ireland in May where elements of these beings will be infused.

This year we are also expanding our offering for a deeper more immersive experience with 1/2 day and full day immersion experiences.

We are partnering up with some new folks bringing you new amazing yumminess to the south shore of Boston – women’s retreats and a drumming circle plus more.

You can also check out our latest Triggers and Spiritual Medicine Podcast here on the 2024 Astrology, Energy, Numerology, Tarot forecast with guest Hilary Harley.

You can access our events, booking links, podcast episodes, social media handles, books, Ireland pilgrimage, sacred activism work here

We are here as a steward to serve. Let me know how I be of service to you, your group, family, organization or event.

Let’s do this!!!!

Here’s to a better year than last year.

May we all rise up to be the best versions of ourselves for an aching world.

May miracles happen more frequently and our eyes wide open to witness them.

Cheers 2024.

With appreciation,

Laura

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TSM Episode 26: Exploring Living Life After Divorce And A Summit To Guide You

Welcome to Episode 26 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine podcast with host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph. Join us for a fantastic regarding life after divorce with the inspirational coach and founder of the “Living Life After Divorce Summit”, Kelly Bonanno.

Join us in this lively conversation about life after divorce, our experiences, challenges, how to thrive despite whatever circumstances we encounter and the birthing of the Living Life After Divorce Summit to help folks navigate the intricate challenges of divorce.

Whether you are just beginning the process, in the process, or long since divorce, this episode will provide you tips and helpful information on the process and the Summit that is offered.

In the end, we share 3 action steps you can take today to live a healthier happier life after divorce.


About Kelly:
Kelly Bonanno is a Life & Wellness Coach, speaker and mom. With over a decade as a wellness educator, she helps people navigate divorce with confidence and become the best versions of themselves inside and out. Whether they’ve lost themselves in their marriage, they’re fearful about their future, or nervous about dating, Kelly empowers them to move through the process with courage and powerfully transition to their new life. She also help business owners reduce sick days and burnout while increasing productivity, focus, and morale with her innovative wellness programs and workshops.

Linktree link: https://linktr.ee/kellybonanno.



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Trusting Spirit Saved My Life – Witches, Bitches, and Dead People Podcast


I’m thrilled to be one of Jami Hearn’s guests for the Witches, Bitches, and Dead People podcast!

This is a juicy much needed conversation that I am excited to have.

Circle around the cauldron with us for a conversation about colonial programming, white supremacy and cultural appropriation with the New Age community.

We also discuss how our elders are the knowledge and wisdom keepers from whom we need to source our guidance.


About Laura

Since 2006, Laura has helped thousands of people take back their health and power by addressing and healing root issues. She is an experienced multi-generational healer & intuitive, psychic medium, best-selling author, speaker, award-winning advocate, spiritual teacher, sacred activist, and survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Laura is also an approved teacher through the Jikiden Reiki Institute, Kyoto, Japan She’s apprenticed with an Osteopathic Physician for more than 20 years learning holistic health and preventative care and has also studied with teachers and lineage holders based in Japan, Canada, and Greece.

Her clients are diverse and inclusive from various ethnic cultures, skin color, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and socio-economic backgrounds.


Links to learn more about Laura, follow, and connect: https://linktr.ee/HealingWithSpirit

Listen to the Triggers and Spiritual Medicine Podcast https://triggersandspiritualmedicine.buzzsprout.com/

FLOW RISING: Trauma HealingThe Mind, The Body and The Spirit With Laura Bonetzky Joseph


In this episode, Flow Rising sat down with intuitive healer, Laura Bonetzky Joseph to talk about the types of mindset and mechanics which get in the way for people when they travel down a path of healing from trauma.

In 2022, Laura published two books. She’s the co-author of “Feisty: Dangerously Amazing Women Using Their Voices to Make an Impact”. Her chapter, “#MeTooFamilyCourts”, highlights what it takes to leave a domestic violence relationship in a broken system that punishes you. Her first solo book, “The Secrets To Healing: An Invitation To Healing Trauma And Other Root Causes of Chronic Illness Using the Japanese Reiki Gokai” weaves her personal story, her work, the science, and the teachings with nine client case studies.

Laura currently sits on the Massachusetts T.R.A.C. coalition addressing legislation and policy for survivors of abuse. Laura brings an authentic unique view with a unique talent and skill sets uncommon today. Laura’s podcast, “Triggers and Spiritual Medicine,” can be found on YouTube, her website, and most podcast streaming platforms.

If you would like to connect with Laura, tap the link below


If you or someone you know need help with a domestic violence situation, contact the national domestic violence hotline at 800-799-7233

TSM Episode 25: Moving Through Breast Implant Illness with Ellie Vixie

Welcome to Episode 25 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine podcast with host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph. Join us for an eye-opening episode on the topic of one woman’s incredible journey “Moving Through Breast Implant Illness” with the incredibly powerful, Ellie Vixie.

In this episode we talk about Ellie’s experience of wanting implants at the age of 18 years old to having children years later and getting sick. Eillie shares her journey navigating the biased health care system, learning to trust the wisdom of her body that led to the root cause of her health issues.

We talk about self-image, patriarchal cultural conditioning, body dysmorphia, to body wisdom and Ellie’s reclamation of her life.

She shares 3 tips folks to consider if you are thinking about breast implants and she shares more tips on what steps you can do now if you think you might have breast implant illness.



ABOUT ELLIE:

Ellie Vixie is a Breast Implant Illness (BII) survivor, an Energy Healer and Intuitive Wellness Coach and is passionate about educating other women, with and without implants, about BII. 

After 17 years with implants, and making excuses for her chronic health issues, it took learning about BII to take a look at what the effects of having implants was doing to her body. 

She focuses on empowering women who are dealing with the challenges of Breast Implant Illness (BII) through holistic healing approaches such as energy healing, nutrition, and self-care. Her aim is to provide them with the tools, support, and resources needed to navigate the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of their healing journey, ultimately helping them reclaim their wellness, self-confidence, and authentic beauty.


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To Learn more about the Triggers and Spiritual podcast, click here or to check out prior episodes, click here.