FOXLIGHT | LAURA BROWN on defining radiance + intuitive alchemy + plant medicine for whole-body consciousness
NAME, AGE, PLACE OF RESIDENCE?
Laura Brown, 35, Denver, Colorado
WHAT IS YOUR SIGN?
Pisces with a Virgo Moon, rising in Virgo
WHAT IS YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL?
My spirit animal is whatever I would get if we were to combine Stevie Nicks and David Bowie. I kid but that would be amazing! I have always had a strong relationship with Owl medicine and in my journeying as of late I have been guided by White Tiger and am learning more about Her medicine.
WHAT IS YOUR “WORK”?
I am blessed to guide women towards personal and spiritual revolution through intuitive readings and soul provoking coaching.
IN ONE SENTENCE, EXPLAIN HOW SOMEONE CAN MANIFEST THEIR DESIRES.
The easiest and most efficient means of manifesting our desires is to take absolute responsibility for our life as it is presently.
To take it deeper: Taking full responsibility for our lives acknowledges the power we have to create our lives, a power that we all too often give away to circumstance, experiences and even people. Once we take that power back and acknowledge that good and bad, our lives are our making we then acknowledge the power we have to manifest a different narrative.
YOU MENTIONED THAT YOUR WORK FLOORS YOU JUST AS MUCH AS IT DOES US, DOES IT EVER STOP BLOWING YOUR MIND AT ALL?
There will never be a day that seeing intuition in action; to witness vision manifest as reality before my eyes, ceases to amaze me. I had a client who emailed me just this week to share that something I told her in a reading was coming forth and fast, had in fact materialized exactly as our reading suggested it would. I got up from my desk, did a little dance of joy for her and promptly sat at my altar for some meditation to bow in honor and gratitude that I could deliver that message to her. I am humbled and amazed by every transmission that comes through me.
DOES FOOD + NUTRITION + HIGH VIBRATIONAL LIVING AMPLIFY YOUR CONNECTION AND ABILITY TO TRANSMIT MESSAGES?
Absolutely! There is no way that my energetic system, that which allows me to connect to the intangible, can be high functioning if my physical body is suffering.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not for me to say what is the “right” diet-what is a proper diet for my constitution may not be right for another and I think it’s important to honor that when considering our nutrition. Speaking for myself, having a diet which is 80% vegetarian, free of processed foods, along with minimal amounts of soda, alcohol and “junk” food, if any at all, is what allows me to function at a higher vibration, thus allowing me to do the work that I do. But notice I said 80%-I honor my body. Some days it calls for meat. Other days I feel like splurging with a glass of wine and a decadent desert. It’s all about balance!
HOW DO YOU DEFINE ALCHEMY? HOW HAS ALCHEMY DEFINED YOU?
I define alchemy as transformation through intuition. It’s a blending of our deep inner knowing and rational thought which leads to a more enriched, dynamic and expansive life.
When I began my exploration of intuitive alchemy, I was stuck in a narrative of self-destruction, limitation and anger. I made decisions predicated entirely on instant gratification and ultimately was on a path towards total burnout. I live a life, because of Intuitive Alchemy, that now has a baseline of contentment, joy and abundance that I hadn’t ever thought possible.
What’s important to remember is that alchemy is not about perfection or attempting to resist the ebb and flow inherent with life. Rather, living in Intuitive Alchemy provides us the tools that allow us to face the waves of life with less discord and disruption.
HOW DO YOU SHARE ALCHEMY AS AN ART WITH YOUR FAMILY?
I am very lucky to share Intuitive Alchemy with my family. My husband is your typical corporate guy by day but at night we explore spirit through meditations and cultivating spaciousness for our intuition to rise. Our eldest used to partake in ritual and follow with me but now that he is a teenager he is too cool for school and usually would prefer to listen to his music or hang with his friends. Our other two children are quite young, 6 and 2 so it’s mostly by being an example that we expose them to alchemy. They see me in meditation, working with stones, doing readings daily. They witness the benefits of a pause to connect to our core when we are amid a moment of stress and see the immediate transformation that comes from creating that spaciousness.
Each of our kids are encouraged to listen to their intuition in all facets of their adventurous days. To explore how they feel as well as what they know. To listen to that inner voice so they do what feels organic and safe for them. I think this is so important in the spirit of opening to Intuitive Alchemy but also as children, two of which are now in school and facing the pressures that arise within that community.
FAVORITE HORMONE TONIC? SEX TONIC? BRAIN TONIC?
I have several tonics that are part of my daily regimen! First and foremost, no matter how busy my day I fit in an all-encompassing tonic, Anandamide, that is prepared by Sun Potion and covers just about everything you could possibly want. It’s one of those morning staples that helps me feel good all throughout my day.
On top of that I mix in both the Beauty, Spirit and Brain dusts by Moon Juice, lots of pine pollen and the Bliss and Energy tonics by Moondeli! Mucuna Pruriens are another must have each day, even if it’s just sprinkling a teaspoon on my salad.
TOUCHING PLANTS HELPS US DEEPLY CONNECT. HOW HAS YOUR LIFE CHANGED SINCE DEVELOPING A RELATIONSHIP WITH PLANTS?
I couldn’t agree more about the power of plant medicine! I work with plant medicine in a variety of ways that assist me personally as well as spiritually. I find the vibration of plant medicine to bring a sense of wholeness and radiance to my overall being. It is such an instant and effective means of raising vibrancy to a room, a ritual, a Shamanic journey and the body. To be honest I have had my hands in the dirt cultivating a relationship with plant medicine since I was 7 years old and I honestly cannot fathom life any other way! Now I have the privilege of showing my daughters the same blessing found within plant medicine. They help us each year with planting seeds, new trees (we have been in the process of a major landscaping project the past two summers!) and creating delicious meals, center pieces for our dinner parties and a variety of crafts from the harvest each year.
COFFE OR TEA?
Both! French Pressed coffee in the morning and then tea throughout the day and especially before bedtime. Anima Mundi has an amazing tea that I cannot get enough of for both bedtime and any lucid journeying I do called Dream. There have been many products who claim to benefit sleep and meditation but this is the first I’ve tried that delivers on the promise.
WHATS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO FEED YOUR OWN BEAUTY BELLY?
I feed this luscious beauty belly with delicious, whole and healing food created with love and my family in our kitchen!
HOW DOES FEAR HINDER US?
I’m not sure I would say fear is what hinders us. I think we hinder us. Fear is an innate biological function that in truth served a great purpose of keeping us alive and thriving to evolve as a species. It’s the instinct that keeps us from venturing off the curb into oncoming traffic. The issue with fear is that it is not an intelligent function thus it cannot discern between a fatal threat and an emotional one or even a real threat and a contrived one. When we venture outside of our comfort zone our fear is triggered. Fear only knows we are in unknown territory and the ego cannot predict what is next or if this unknown territory is safe or not. When we feel this fear many of us perceive this to be a sign of danger or a sign that they should not proceed. Thus, we are hindered. But it’s not fear which hinders us it’s our failure to foster awareness of the nature of fear, to feel fear and, when appropriate, still venture to our edge.
Radiance is our natural state. The state of being that comes naturally when we are living in truth. In trust. In intuition. It’s the glow that comes from our soul smiling.
Making the intangible, tangible, if even for a fleeting moment.
Alchemy is transformation through intuition. With a heavy dose of love thrown atop for good measure.
DEFINE HIGH VIBRATIONAL LIVING.
Living with awareness. The awareness that we are here with purpose. That every moment, even the ugly ones, are divinely, unequivocally sacred.