Date: : July, 2013
Kate Muker is the CEO and founder of Conscious Divas, a company that creates community for conscious women both on and offline.
The Spice Mistress is honoured to welcome Kate Muker as the focus of this month’s Pancha Q.
Conscious Divas inspires and empowers women to be the best versions of themselves, by connecting deeply, discovering ones authentic path, living passionately and being fabulous. They offer a free digital publication filled with wisdom from the best experts in health, healing and personal growth, a community site with free tele-seminars and live events hosted by local city chapters.
Kate and Conscious Divas have been quoted in the Vancouver Sun, Globe and Mail and Vancouver View Magazine.
1. How do you begin your day?
Kate: I recently had a new baby so most mornings I lie in bed with a few brief connections with the universe before Indira wakes up. Then every morning I am greeted by the most adorable heart melting smiles as soon as Indira wakes up. Once we are ready for the day we head downstairs and ill usually have a smoothie, juice or homemade granola with nut milk.
2. What’s one piece of life changing health advice you can share with others?
Kate: The body is self healing and self regulating; when given the right environment the body can heal itself. I learned this 7 years ago when I met my husband, it blew me away, transformed my life and forever changed the way I looked at health.
For me that statement is true to my core and I don’t take it lightly. I have not taken any drugs; prescribed or over the counter, nothing from the outside in 7 years. I want my body to know that I believe it has the power to heal itself.
3. What’s one thing that gives you hope for the future?
Kate: The next generation… I can’t imagine what the children being born today will be able to inspire in the world. They don’t have to wait 20-30 years to learn the things that have inspired many of us on a conscious path.
In a lot of ways I feel the collective consciousness is at a breaking point which is sad but also creates space for so much potential. When you are at the bottom there is only one way and that is up. I am surrounded by so many people doing their work in the world and inspiring this in their children. I feel honoured to be alive at this time.
4. Any lifestyle ‘Crimes against Wisdom’ (Prajnaparadha) that challenge you?
Kate: I know that a spiritual practice deepens with rituals and habits, but I feel like creating structure and rules to my practice takes away from me having control.
Control served me for many years when things in my life weren’t very stable, being in control allowed me to feel safe. I know that I no longer need to have that level of control and that surrendering to a schedule and commitment around my spiritual practice would provide me with a much deeper connection and flow than control ever will. However, I continue to ride up against this.
5. A moment of beauty that inspired you today?
Kate: ‘Babywearing’ Indira as she falls asleep and I stare out the window surrounded by trees, beautiful flowers blooming and a view of the ocean. Bliss!
Thank you for the interview, Kate. Om Shanti!
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