The Spring Equinox inspires a variety of celebrations around the world. In India, they celebrate Holi or the festival of colors. In Japan, Vernal Equinox Day is a national holiday. The commonalities in all of these is a celebration of love, life and a new season. Whenever a new season begins, I start assessing my life. And one goal that I am always striving to make more time for is my health. Without my health, I can’t have a full life. So this Spring, I’m working with health and wellness practitioners that can help me heal spiritual and energy-based blockages. Clearing out blockages can help new experiences flow into and out of your life, like relationships and job opportunities. If you are interested in trying new health practitioners too, here are a few that can help you have a healthier and vibrationally high Spring full of love and renewed life.
Harriet’s Apothecary is a collective that provides healing villages for people of color. Promoting dope events with titles like “The Hip Hop Feminist Survival Toolkit: Love, Pleasure and Self Image” or “Black Girl Candle Magik,” you can have your body and soul affirmed through enrolling in their listed services. Some options include art therapy, somatics bodywork, nutritional counseling, acupressure, acupuncture, essential oil therapy, thai yoga massage, reiki, arts-based herbalism, intuitive face painting, lomi lomi Hawaiian massage plant based medicine making, spiritual divinations, peer to peer counseling sessions, healing justice workshops and internalized oppression healing cyphers.
Under the Baobab
A community wellness directory that highlights healers and wellness professionals across the diaspora that create unbiased, safe, diverse and representative spaces for healing. It’s still growing. But some of services will include financial literacy, family planning, retreats, sound healing, craniosacral therapy, aromatherapy, acupuncture, nutrition education and apothecaries.
Open Path Collective
An affordable network of mental health professionals that do not require health insurance coverage. The purpose is to ensure that mental health professionals are accessible to people at a variety of income levels. With a lifetime membership fee of $49, you will have access to therapists that specialize in a range of issues from commonplace to rare ones, like academic underachievement, body image and breakups. Each session will cost $30-50.
The mystic behind Ihiyotl Mysticism offers “decolonized mysticism and healing for the radicalized mind.” Mystics can heal physical and spiritual ailments. Spiritual guidance services offered include a trauma release ritual, chakra and aura cleansing, reiki, energetic shielding, life path coaching and more.