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!


January 24, 2023 46 min

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, e.g., to reach out to some...

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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 doors ...

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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:

  • My favorite p...
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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 verdict, my son Gabriel ...

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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 Network  Winter Solsti...

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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 outside ...
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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
  • Respecting your own boundar...
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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 and I discuss:


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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 identity in a Christ...
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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 on self-l...

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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:

  • 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 did a...
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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 Mother Tree Network  helps exhausted and gri...

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    If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon and share it!

    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 and guilt goodbye!

    Do L...

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    If you are scared or angry about what the Roe v. Wade overturn means for women and for our democracy. and for your body--you are not alone.

    But we don't have to stay in outrage or fear.

    In thi s episode I share what happens when I turned to my feminine  divine  for direction. 

    When I turned inward I was surprised by the answers I received.  I 

    1. They way out of a cycle is to spiral up by shifting consciousness;
    2. You can shift you...

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    “I’m enough now, yesterday, and forever.”--Joyce Washington

    If you’ve ever been the first woman, the only Black, or person of color and advocated for more inclusion, have you wondered how you could open the door for others?

    Well, Racial Justice and Community Advocate Joyce Washington has broken down barriers and made sure that though she was the first in her Fortune 100 company, she was not the last.  

    Embodying the principles of a Mo...

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    Do you remember the reese's peanut butter cup commercial where peanut butter bumped in to chocolate and --wow, something yummy was born?

    Well, this sort of happened with Michael's home recording of Bach and my podcast about how terrifying it feels to put my woo-woo, fifth dimensional a*s out here.

    Somehow Michael and I ended up blending our very vulnerable recordings and you get a weirdly beautiful elevated story!

    To hear more...

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    September 19, 2022 10 min

    True story of how I shut down my business and went outside to get acquainted with the trees.

    About a year and a half ago, my True Self told me that my real work was at the earthy deep root level--not at the analytical level. 

    She told me I was so tired because I was fighting myself--instead of listening to my inner wisdom.

    Support us on Patreon.  Help us get to 100 patrons by Oct. 1.

    This Mother Tree Network  helps exhausted and griev...

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