Are You An Enchantista?


Greetings Digital Sisters!

This month, Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) is promoting the theme,”Tapping into the Magic of Your Heart” as an Enchantista. Today’s blog invites you to explore who you are as an Enchantista. Check out the Enchantista Profile below. It is an excerpt from Ananda Leeke’s new book, Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online.

Photo Credit: Leigh Mosley, www.leighmosley.com

Photo Credit: Leigh Mosley, http://www.leighmosley.com

 

Enchantista Profile:
An Enchantista is a woman who taps into the magic of her spirit as she focuses her energy, opens her heart, trusts her intuition, embraces her fears, and shares her gifts in service to others.

If you identify with one or more of the Enchantista’s characteristics, please check out the Enchantista Manifesto collage below. Consider making one to jumpstart your writing process. All you need are some of your favorite magazines, construction or poster board paper, scissors, and glue sticks. Look for words, phrases, and images that represent your definition of an Enchantista. Paste them on to your paper. If you need to write some of your words and phrases, use magic markers, crayons, or pens. After you finish the collage, give yourself a few days to look at it. Record any thoughts you have while looking at it. Use them  as writing prompts for your Manifesto. Feel free to use the one contained below as a sample or adopt it as your own.

Enchantista Collage by Ananda Leeke

Enchantista Collage by Ananda Leeke

Manifesto:
I am a woman who believes life is a journey. I choose my true calling by being still and connecting with the spirit within. I allow grace and wisdom to permeate my inner sanctuary. They encourage me to surrender my ego and tap into my intuition. That’s where the magic happens. I become my higher self. I celebrate who I am in this moment and who I am becoming in the next. Gratitude fills my heart because I know I am blessed.
Chakra Connection (click here to learn more about chakras):
Enchantista’s energy is connected to the:
-Root, or first chakra, which corresponds to survival issues including food, shelter, money, and financial independence. It governs the feet, legs, bones, and spine.
Sacral, or second chakra, which corresponds to creativity, pleasure, sexuality, and well-being. It governs the bladder, circulatory system, and sexual and reproductive organs.
Solar plexus, or third chakra, which corresponds to willpower, persistence, self-worth, self-confidence, and self-esteem. It governs the stomach, small intestine, liver, gallbladder, and spleen.
Heart, or fourth chakra, which corresponds to love, joy, harmony, and inner peace. It governs the heart, chest, lungs, and circulation).
Throat, or fifth chakra, which corresponds to communication, expressions of feelings, or the truth. It governs the throat, ears, nose, teeth, mouth, and neck.
Third-eye, or sixth chakra, which corresponds to intuition, imagination, wisdom, and the ability to think and make decisions. It governs the eyes and base of the skull.
Crown, or seventh chakra, which corresponds to the crown of the head and pituitary gland. It governs the higher self or inner spirit.
Chakra colors
Color Connection (click here to learn about the connection between chakras and color):
Wear or surround yourself with the colors red (first chakra), orange (second chakra), yellow (third chakra), green or pink (fourth chakra), light or sky blue (fifth chakra), indigo blue (sixth chakra), and purple (seventh chakra) to connect with Enchantista’s energy.
Gemstone Connection:
Wear or surround yourself with garnet or ruby (first chakra), amber or carnelian (second chakra), citrine or tiger’s eye (third chakra), aventurine or rose quartz (fourth chakra), turquoise (fifth chakra), lapis lazuli (sixth chakra), and amethyst (seventh chakra) gemstones to connect with Enchantista’s energy.
Goddess Connection (click here to learn about Goddesses): 
The Enchantista is connected to the Goddesses mentioned below.
Atira, the Pawnee Native American goddess of the earth; Coatlicue, the Mexican goddess of the earth; and Gaia, the Greek goddess of the earth (first chakra)
Oshun, the Yoruba goddess of creativity, and Sarasvati, the Hindu goddess of the arts (second chakra)
Al-Uzza, the Arabian goddess of confidence, vigilance, and preparation; Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess of royal power; Durga, the Hindu warrior goddess; and Sekhmet, the Egyptian warrior goddess (third chakra)
Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love; Erzulie, the Haitian goddess of love; Kwan Yin, the Chinese goddess of compassion; and Venus, the Roman goddess of love, (fourth chakra)
-Vach, the Hindu goddess of speech and communication (fifth chakra)
Tara, the Tibetan goddess of wisdom (sixth chakra)
Shakti, the Hindu goddess of divine feminine energy (seventh chakra)
Yoga Connection (click here to search YogaJournal.com for instructions on how to practice the yoga poses):

There are certain yoga poses that can help you connect with your Enchantista chakra energy. Practicing mountain, warrior two, standing forward fold, and bridge poses (first chakra); bound angle, downward facing dog, triangle, and wide angle poses (second chakra); bow, boat, warrior one, warrior two, warrior three, sun salutation, and all twisting poses (third chakra); camel, cat, cobra, fish, sphinx, upward facing dog, and upward facing bow poses (fourth chakra); bridge, fish, lion, plow, and upward plank poses (fifth chakra); bridge, child’s, downward facing dog, shoulder stand, and standing half forward bend poses (sixth chakra); and corpse, headstand, lotus, and half lotus  poses (seventh chakra) can help you connect with Enchantista’s energy.
Photo Collage of Enchantista Digital Sisters of the Year

Photo Collage of Enchantista Digital Sisters of the Year

Badge Design by Dariela Cruz

Badge Design by Dariela Cruz

During Digital Sisterhood Month 2012 and 2013, the women listed below were named Enchantista Digital Sisters of the Year. Take a few minutes to learn about them. They are great Enchantista virtual mentors.2012 Digital Sisters of the Year

2013 Digital Sisters of the Year

Cover Art by Dariela Cruz

Visit Amazon.com to read about and purchase Digital Sisterhood (available for Kindle and as a paperback). The book includes a list of the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Digital Sisters of the Year. It also features an appendix that helps you explore and identify Enchantista and the six other Digital Sisterhood Leadership Archetypes. The interactive exercises encourage you to journal your thoughts in the book’s notes section.

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