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EMERGENCE – The Holistic Blueprint


April’s theme is EMERGENCE.

Between billions of butterflies emerging from their cocoons and flying from Mexico to Oregon, a super bloom of poppies and wildflowers in California like never before, a new wave of leadership gently beginning to grow a voice in the government, and the layers required to go outside slowly dwindling, we can see the world around us emerging into the light.

How is this rebirthing period playing out in YOUR life? Where are you growing into? What has the winter given you the space to birth?

WHO are you emerging into?

Our Blueprint for the month is full of inspiration, resources, and practices that will support you as you fully emerge into this next season.


Key words:

Freedom, cleansing, rain, dance


Journal Prompt:

Grab your journal and a cup of tea, and reflect:

What do I need to release to fully emerge into this next phase of my life?
And WHO is it that I am emerging into?


Things we LOVE:

Photo Via Imagination Library

Did you know that Dolly Parton has delivered over 16 million books to children? Incredible, right?! She began a company called The Dolly Parton Imagination Library – click here for websiteAnd any child can receive a book a month from the time they are born until they are 5 years old, totaling 60 books in those first five years of their lives.

Why do we love this so much? Well, obviously it’s just amazing, but what’s even more amazing is that Dolly knows that when a child is just emerging into the world, giving them stories to let their imagination play, and having those moments with their parents, and themselves, simply reading and exploring is soooo important.

Dolly was talking about spirituality before it was even a thing. She was one of the original pioneers of the power of positive thinking – and she has been such an incredible example of using the moment of emergence into the most authentic self for GOOD.


Crystal –

Photo via Energy Muse

Malachite – a beautiful favorite of ours!

“Malachite is one of the best crystals for change, because it doesn’t sugarcoat the situation. It teaches you to look at the challenge you’ve been presented with realistically. Malachite encourages you to take on surprises with an infusion of insight and confidence in your heart, solar plexus, base and sacral chakras. To begin thinking about how to use what is unexpected to your advantage, work with Malachite.”Energy Muse

Head to your local crystal store, let a stone choose you, and bring it into your daily meditation practice. A great spring meditation practice video can be found in our blog “5 MUSTS to Welcome in Spring”.

Animal Totem:

The butterfly! And as I sit writing, I can see a little family of butterflies playing outside of the window, how divine! The keynotes of the butterfly are transmutation and the dance of JOY.

“Butterflies remind us not to take things quite so seriously within our lives. They awaken a sense of lightness and joy. They remind us that life is a dance, and dance, though powerful, is also a great pleasure. Butterflies can be reminders to get up and move, for if you can move, you can dance. Dance brings the sweetness of life back. 

Butterflies medicine reminds us to make changes when the opportunities present themselves. Transformation is inevitable, but butterfly will help teach us that growth and change does not have to be traumatic. It can occur as gently, as sweetly, and as joyfully as we wish.”

From Ted Andrews’ “Animal Speak – click here for more info.


Chakra –

The throat chakra! Our manifestation and emergence is fully dependent upon our expression. And our throat chakra is our center of expression! Reflect each day for a moment or two this month on how true your words were.

And to balance and activate your throat chakra:

+ Cultivate your journaling practice
+ Chant mantras/sing your favorite songs at the top of your lungs in your car/livingroom/wherever!
+ Speak with thoughtfulness, with truth and honesty in every moment

A great mantra to affirm to yourself in the mirror every morning this month: 

I don’t need to fit in, I fit perfectly in me.


Moon Schedule:

New Moon – April 5th – plant seeds!

Full Moon – April 19th – release resistance!