Mother Tree Network

Mother Tree Network

Where spirituality and earth wisdom meet racial justice and women's leadership, the Mother Tree network brings fresh conversations, stories, music, and meditations to assist in our collective evolution.Wisdom keepers, creatives, gardeners, racial justice advocates, and entrepreneurs if you are exhausted or grieving, don't do more--do differently!


March 15, 2023 45 min

This is a lovely conversation and with a heart practice that will elevate your consciousness.  

Dr. Elsbeth shows us how to move life force energy up to your heart and then your third eye so that it gets more and more refined before it becomes mind.

This will help you to shift your consciousness.

We do a special heart breathing exercise that is so simple but powerful.

I was tingling after that.

We discuss:

Feminine power and cr...

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This episode brought me to tears twice!  Which is a good thing because, as Dr. Sina tells us, the liver and tears and the drive to change go together!  

So, all of my empathetic friends --go ahead and cry.  Your liver will thank you!

Dr. Sina shares how her body got her attention and caused her to leave her medical career and a surgery residency with lots of debt and no clear path forward.  But she trusted herself and ...

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This episode an invitation for Women of Purpose--

Women who have come to earth at this time to carry out important work that will elevate our perspectives and evolve our whole planet.

If you're like me, you might feel a little uncomfortable with that description.

You don't think you're more important than anyone else and you feel insecure when people call you powerful.

You know all too well your mistakes, your ...

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I recorded this introduction on Frederick Douglass’s birthday which happens to be Valentine’s Day.  Please check out Frederick Douglass Suite; Black History Month 2023

In this episode, you get to hear Part One of the Chaconne Emancipated, a performance piece that interweaves Bach and African American spirituals with excerpts from Dr. King’s I Have a Dream speech and Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

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We are in the time of mid-winter.  Imbolc and the time of the Snow Moon remind us to get ready for spring but spring is not yet here.

 The full moon on Feb. 5th is almost here.  Let me illuminate something for you.

Mid-Winter is time to rest.

Even though the days are getting a little longer, it’s not yet time to put your plants in the ground or start budding.

This  episode reminds you to rest.  

It consists...

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A self-declared, self-love activist, Jasmine Bellamy is a corporate Vice President who has made it her business to be a “student of love.” 

In this conversation, Jasmine shares why she lives a “surrendered life” and how you can do it too.

1) No fear because I've nothing to lose. If I am [following God's will}, then I will be where I am meant to be. There is no wrong place to be.

2) If I feel a nudge,...

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Imagine this.

I'm crying in a bathroom at work.

I barely made it out of the room where an almost all white creative team had just made racist assumptions about Black art and Black people.

Every time I think I can pull it together, I start crying again.

I'm trying to be silent but the sobs won't stop.

Finally, my Chinese American friend, Grace, comes in and refuses to leave without me.

We are going to walk through those doo...

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Kwanzaa is an African American sacred week created by Maulana Karenga in 1966.  Its purpose is to have African Americans focus on seven principles which are foundations of a holistic and free life. In this final episode of 2022 Makeda and I focus on the fifth principle which is Nia or purpose.

We have a passionate conversation about waking up from delusions and living our life purpose with joy and courage.

We talk about:

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How to Create Planet Paradise on Earth; A Love and Light Meditation Led by Gabriel Anthony-Kemp

This episode features a replay of a live guided meditation led by my son Gabriel during a moment of high fear. 

Do you remember where you were or how you felt when you learned about the police killing of George Floyd?  

Almost one year after Floyd’s death, the officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty.

On the day of the verd...

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This episode begins with a beautiful telling of the Deer Mother story by Amy Kietzman.  This is a myth that appears in many Eurasian cultures and is a wonderful way to enter the solstice Season.

Michael Jamanis composed original music to accompany the story.  Subscribe to his youtube channel for beautiful meditations like this one.

After the Deer Mother story, I share the vibration and intent of the Mother Tree Ne...

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Freddy and I have a hilarious discussion about sexual energy, cultivating a high vibration, and world peace.

Freddy Zental Weaver says we can experience sexual enlightenment and liberation by controlling your own energy.  

We talk about:

  • Co-founding Tantra Nova with his wife Dr. Elsbeth Muth
  • Sexual Enlightenment, his one-man show that has toured the world 
  • Using Tantra distinctions and energy practices to create a life you want outs...
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Hey, Beautiful One.
In honor of this December new moon, I'm publishing this interview with Dr. Isha Vela. 

Isha is a psychologist who works with the physical body to release trauma and find your powerful unique self.  We first met at Beyond Diversity 101 and subsequently co-facilitated a self-care boot camp for women of color.

In this episode we talk about

  • Noticing the abundance we live with all the time
  • Respect...
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[Trauma Alert: Short mention of childhood sexual abuse and incest]

In honor of the November new moon, please enjoy this episode and use the new moon to set an intention.  

I hope you will celebrate Native American Heritage and peoples during November.  One great way is to spend time on Thanksgiving listening to Native voices and extending reciprocity to Native peoples and earth mama.

In this joyful conversation Jennifer...

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In this interview Amanda and I discuss:

  • What’s Good about Fall and Rainbow Trees
  • How to integrate racial justice values into our families, especially with young children.

Amanda offers specific tips.

  • How you can only bring what you have to racial justice work and how she has increased her capacity over the last five years to go from freezing and appeasing to calling out racism.
  • How to help her children hold a Jewish identit...
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In this episode Amanda Aminata Sol shares 5 Steps to Process Anger and use it wisely:

1. Breathe to Connect with Unconditional Love from Higher Power/Divine Feminine/earth mama.

2. Scan your body to feel for where anger is.

3. Ask each body part that feel angry or tense what it needs?  

4. Encourage it to make requests of you.

5.Say yes to yourself and take wise action rooted in love.

Go to the link below for my free meditation...

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In this episode I complete the story of how I transformed my sacred work in the world.

I made three shifts:

  1. I let other people lead.  I let go of the story that the work could not happen without me teaching or being physically present.  I asked and then allowed my co-facilitators to lead Transform your Conversations about Racism, a live training which only happens once a year without me.  Team members Erika Fitz and Kristen Mun d...
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What do a 

  • A root canal
  • Crying uncontrollably
  • Feeling resentful 
Have to do with healing the world?
Find out in this short episode.

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Deb and Amanda talk about how to trust the good in ourselves even though we are human and imperfect.

Deb shares her personal struggle with shame and white guilt as a person standing for racial justice.     

Deb Shine Valentine, PhD (she, her, hers) helps change makers, leaders, and educators who are committed to equity, justice AND joy! You can find her at

This Moth...

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This Mother Tree Network  helps exhausted and grieving social justice mystics, teachers and healers to rest and discover their sustainable sacred work so that they can kiss overwhelm and guilt goodbye!

Do Less; Do it Differently; and Heal our World!

Want to know how?

Checkout a one time session with Amanda: 

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September 21, 2022 17 min

This episode is a live performance of a journey to compassion via the breath and Bach.  It features Michael Jamanis on violin and Christopher "YogiRev" Sims on vocals.

This is great to listen to as you drive or fall asleep.

This Mother Tree Network  helps exhausted and grieving social justice mystics, teachers and healers to rest and discover their sustainable sacred work so that they can kiss overwhelm ...

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