Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman is a Plant Spirit Medicine Practitioner, Ritualist, Goddess Scholar, Mother, and Artist. Best known as the director of Active Culture Family, Erin walks a path of community stewardship and service to Gaia through her roles as lead facilitator of the Medicine Mandala Green Magic Apprenticeship program, and as Priestess of Bridge Temple, a remote off-grid mystery school, healing sanctuary, culture farm, and library of earth magic located on sacred land in the Cleveland National Forest of San Diego, CA.
In this episode, Erin shares her path from a Connecticut upbringing to studying art to entering into a deep level of spiritual practice. We discuss chronic illness as teacher, the power of authenticity in marketing, and the shadow of life. Erin describes her role in offering the medicine of negative space and creating community.
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