Self Love & Sweat The Podcast

What is a Light Worker? with Zoe Whitehead

March 24, 2023 Season 1 Episode 118
What is a Light Worker? with Zoe Whitehead
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What is a Light Worker? with Zoe Whitehead
Mar 24, 2023 Season 1 Episode 118

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What is a light worker and what does light work entail? What is an empath and how do you know if you are one? YES! All this and more. In this episode we are diving right in with Lunar Light Worker, Zoe Whitehead. 

Timestamps to help you navigate this episode:
(0:00) Intro

(0:20) FREE Self Love & Sweat MONTHLY Calendar

(2:52) What is a light worker?

(4:12) What is an empath? How do you know if you are an empath?

(12:22) Isolation as an empath

(15:55) Sponsor: Snap Supplements 25% OFF using code LUNDEN25

(17:52) Creating an energetic shield of protection

(23:08) Shadow work and light work

(29:41) Full moon and new moon check in with self

(31:58) Tracking your cycle and energy level


Zoe is a Light Worker, spiritual teacher & healer of light and has trained in different countries in Transference Healing and attended its mystery school. She support empathic Light Workers to re-connect with their light and the natural lunar, cosmic & Earth vibrations.

From an early age she always sought deeper connections with people on a soul level through an ability to sense people’s energy and emotional landscape. She was also deeply aligned with light beings as a child and has always had a fundamental desire to be of service through her gifts. 

A strong fascination with moonology, cosmology & its impact enables me to sense changes in the collective, flow with the natural cycles and harness the potent energy around the Solstices, Equinoxes & celestial activations.

Connect with Zoe:
Facebook: /lunarlightcommunity
IG: @lunarlightworker
Website: https://lunarlightworker.co.uk/
One-on-one coaching with Zoe for 12 weeks: https://lunarlightworker.co.uk/new-folder-1

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Connect with Lunden:
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What is a light worker and what does light work entail? What is an empath and how do you know if you are one? YES! All this and more. In this episode we are diving right in with Lunar Light Worker, Zoe Whitehead. 

Timestamps to help you navigate this episode:
(0:00) Intro

(0:20) FREE Self Love & Sweat MONTHLY Calendar

(2:52) What is a light worker?

(4:12) What is an empath? How do you know if you are an empath?

(12:22) Isolation as an empath

(15:55) Sponsor: Snap Supplements 25% OFF using code LUNDEN25

(17:52) Creating an energetic shield of protection

(23:08) Shadow work and light work

(29:41) Full moon and new moon check in with self

(31:58) Tracking your cycle and energy level


Zoe is a Light Worker, spiritual teacher & healer of light and has trained in different countries in Transference Healing and attended its mystery school. She support empathic Light Workers to re-connect with their light and the natural lunar, cosmic & Earth vibrations.

From an early age she always sought deeper connections with people on a soul level through an ability to sense people’s energy and emotional landscape. She was also deeply aligned with light beings as a child and has always had a fundamental desire to be of service through her gifts. 

A strong fascination with moonology, cosmology & its impact enables me to sense changes in the collective, flow with the natural cycles and harness the potent energy around the Solstices, Equinoxes & celestial activations.

Connect with Zoe:
Facebook: /lunarlightcommunity
IG: @lunarlightworker
Website: https://lunarlightworker.co.uk/
One-on-one coaching with Zoe for 12 weeks: https://lunarlightworker.co.uk/new-folder-1

Support the Show.

2 FREE HIGH INTENSITY RESISTANCE TRAINING WORKOUTS: https://lifelikelunden.activehosted.com/f/169

FREE Self Love & Sweat Monthly Life Coaching Calendar: http://lifelikelunden.com/calendar

One-On-One Life Coaching & NLP with Lunden:
http://lifelikelunden.com/vip

Connect with Lunden:
IG: @lifelikelunden
YouTube: https://youtube.com/lundensouza
LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lundensouza/
Twitter: @lifelikelunden

Use code LUNDEN25 for 25% off Snap Supplements: https://bit.ly/snapsweat

Use code LUNDEN25 for$25 off at Evolve Telemed: https://evolvetelemed.com

Lunden Souza: [00:00:00] Welcome to Self Love and Sweat the podcast, the place where you'll get inspired to live your life unapologetically, embrace your perfect imperfections, break down barriers, and do what sets your soul on fire. I'm your host Lunden Souza.

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Lunden Souza: [00:01:52] Welcome back to the podcast. Today we have Zoe Whitehead as our guest today. I'm super excited to chat with her. You guys are going to love her. She is a lunar light worker and if you guys have listened to the podcast before, usually I'll read out like a bio that describes what each guest does and all of those things. But I love what Zoe does and the way that she describes it. So Zoe, I'm so excited to have you on the podcast today to share all about what it means to be a lunar light worker and kind of how to ignite that in all of us. And so, yeah, tell us more about you and how you're doing and why what you're doing is has been so powerful in your life and in the lives of others.


Zoe Whitehead: [00:02:52] Hi, Lunden. Thanks so much for having me on. I'm feeling really privileged to be here. So obviously I'm from the UK, England, and I see myself as an empathic light worker, so I help other empaths, sensitives, intuitives, light workers and mainly women to step into their light and really bring through their highest expression of themselves, including connecting with their soul purpose. That's really in a nutshell what I do. And obviously for from an early age, I've been, well, you know, I know I've come through as very empathic and this took me a long, long while to figure that out for myself, like well into adulthood. But this is really what spurred my journey into light work. And for me, what a light worker does is someone who not necessarily works in the spiritual arena, but it's someone who knows, you know, knows how to read energy, senses, energy, and can really use these gifts to hold a beautiful space for themselves and for others. So that's essentially what we do here at Lunar Light.


Lunden Souza: [00:04:12] Worker And tell us about what it means to be an empath or empathetic and how do you know that? And I think I can think of a few people who identify as empaths and have described that to me in their way. So how do you describe what it means to be an empath? How do we know and. I know for some people it's overwhelming. Can it be overwhelming?


Zoe Whitehead: [00:04:38] Yeah, absolutely. I mean, it's such a good question and it's a really good starting point. So, I mean, if I if I kind of tell you briefly about my experience, it's it's for me, it's someone who's like has this highly tuned, highly sensitivity, kind of sensitive nature to the energy of, you know, what's around us, our surroundings and to other people. And kind of growing up in the 70s and 80s, I'm going to be showing my age here in in the UK, no one talked about this stuff. And so as it would really, really, you know, it became a real struggle for me as a teenager, obviously in in a big, big kind of secondary school. And I was basically on boarding. Everything was a bit like a sponge. And this is what happens when we don't understand what it is to be an empath. You know, we're we're soaking everything up and and we don't we lack that discernment that that that is the challenge. The biggest challenge that empaths have is that they don't understand what is their stuff that's going on for them, their own emotional kind of body and struggles and inner turmoil and what belongs to someone else, because you feel everything. And so as we get more discerning, we we learn to cleanse our energy. We learn to protect our energy. And so growing up, because I had no notion of what an empath was, I had no idea I was one, I really struggled with that. And what empaths tend to do when they lack that discernment is they keep themselves very small under the radar. They often resort to people fixing behaviours, people pleasing behaviours because they feel all the feels and it becomes very uncomfortable. And it really is about kind of fine tuning, understanding what you are and that it is a gift. But obviously you need to work at that and understand what belongs to you, what belongs to someone else, so that you can you can get that sensitivity, that discernment and and begin to protect yourself in different ways.


Lunden Souza: [00:07:01] Love that you said it was a gift. Like, basically. Yeah, utilizing your gift. And I think, yeah, being an empath or maybe other gifts that people might find themselves with. Yeah, there are, like you said, challenges or areas where you need that discernment to really make the biggest ripple effect or have your gift make the biggest impact. When you say what belongs to me or what belongs to someone else, what does that mean and how do you know that? And then like. Yeah, for someone that this is new to them. But they're like, Oh yeah, like I've felt that, but like, you know what I mean? Where you're like, I never thought of it. Belonging where how, you know, I just thought this was like, what I feel. How can we, like, dive into that, lean into that a little bit more? Does that make sense?


Zoe Whitehead: [00:07:52] Yeah, it does. It sometimes I think I'm so far into it that I forget that, you know, someone who's very new to this and a new term, you know, you kind of forget, don't you, that you have to kind of peel back and go back to, you know, the beginning of it all. But for example, when before I knew that I really was an empath before I'd ever heard of it. And, you know, I would be someone who'd be feeling good, you know, I'd be I would have had a good day, say, and then I'd go to, I don't know, a shop or a supermarket or something, somewhere busy. And I would just suddenly start feeling really anxious or a little bit angry or a bit frustrated. And and this was simply me picking up on what was going on around me. And I know that the empaths out there are going to totally, totally relate to that. So you you know, you it's that self-awareness, isn't it? This is when you start to think, well, hang on a minute, why am I, you know, and you can't relate that anger, you can't relate that anxiousness or that worry to anything in particular. You just suddenly start feeling it. And that is the life of an empath or a sensitive or, you know, it's that kind of just onboarding of a people's stuff.


Zoe Whitehead: [00:09:05] And that's why we really need to adopt this kind of very pristine, very pure self awareness so that we know when we're getting impacted by someone else's stuff, when it doesn't belong to us, and when it does belong to us, you know, and you can start to make those connections for yourself so that you can start to more easily protect yourself and sort of say, No, I'm not going to take this on. You know, I'm, um, you know, I'm in a good space. I'm just going to protect myself. I'm just going to allow that to run through me and release. So it's for me, it really is practicing that self awareness that you understand what's truly going on for you and what it is you're truly feeling, whether it belongs to you or to someone else or a building, you know, a surrounding. You can walk into a room where there is nobody but you will pick up on that density. You know, we're always releasing, we're always getting triggered. We're, you know, emotions come out in in in an energetic form and they can stick around. They can absolutely stick around. And people like, you know, that are very sensitive to that will feel that within themselves.


Lunden Souza: [00:10:23] Yeah, definitely. Um, I'm glad that you brought that up, like building or structures or things like that, because I lived in Europe for some time too. I know that you're there too, and there's a lot of areas of deep history, Right? And so I think, um, yeah, I wasn't thinking of that that way. So when you said that, I was like, Oh yeah, I can, I can think about that from living in Europe. Um, is there ways, are there ways for someone who's an empath to, like you said, have more awareness of like what's going on, the ability to be like, Oh yeah. When I'm around these situations, you know, things attach. It's not my own. Okay, But are there ways to like, proactively protect and then like proactively cleanse or release maybe what's not your own or even what is your own? Like, what are the, um, the nourishing practices, if you will. And sometimes when I think of like mental health and clarity, I think about like cleaning the dryer lint section, you know, where you, like, clean it out. And it's just like in the dryer. I don't know how the dryers are in the UK, but like in the dryer it collects like the lint from when you dry your clothes and you can like pull it out and clean that area so that like more it cleans the filter pretty much. And I don't know, for some reason doing that is very satisfying. So I see my that work that I do to keep clear mindset and mental health for the life coaching I do and what I do. Um, kind of like that visual is helpful. So how would an empath clean the filter, make sure that they're not being like so susceptible to all the things? And if they are like, I want to make sure I'm, you know, yeah, being empathetic in this space, you know, like, and if they are, how do you like manage that? And I know the answer is not to like not go places. So how do you prepare yourself for that energy and how do you release it?


Zoe Whitehead: [00:12:22] Yeah, that's that's such a good question. And it's, you know, it's so important because I know a lot of, you know, empaths empaths that I work with that like you say, they kind of keep themselves away. We do tend to work for ourselves or um, you know, that, that, that that is a thing because it's difficult for us, you know, So there's loads of things you can be doing. You know, recharging for empaths is often in nature by yourself, you know, just taking lots of time out for deep contemplation or all of those things. As a general rule, as often as you can, will really help to, you know, buoy your energy and keep, you know, keep you quite stable and balanced. I would also be, you know, going with and just go in, go into your inner world, go in within and checking on what it is you're telling yourself. For me, that's been a real game changer. And I'm sure that's the sort of thing that you encourage your clients to do, right? To just, you know, see what it is that you're telling yourself. Check in with your inner narratives, your inner dialogues, because even those thoughts will be impacting on your energy and lowering your vibration.


Zoe Whitehead: [00:13:34] Your energy has a frequency or a vibration which lowers when you're being more negative. So those are already two things you can be doing generally to sort of help your energy. Another thing that I love to do is what I call cord cutting. So I don't know whether you can see me there, but what I do is I imagine if it's someone in particular where I'm getting really, really triggered, I imagine like an old rope, like a really thick, like, you know, like a boat rope or something. I don't know what the right term is for it, but connecting from my solar plexus. So that's the area just under the chest cavity and above the belly button and connecting to their solar plexus chakra. And I just cut. I just cut. And you can do this really discreetly. Generally, you can see my hand, but I just do that with the intent. So I work a lot with visualization and intent, and I just see that and I just kind of discreetly, you know, and I do that. I cut the cords knowing that that's what I'm doing. And basically all you're doing, you're not severing the relationship.


Lunden Souza: [00:14:42] One thing because I know people are mostly listening. So when Zoe is doing the cut motion, it's like your hands really flat. Like, I don't know, like a machete. And she's like, cutting the cord in front of her solar plexus. So in front of that stomach area, not like scissor fingers, but like karate chop hand wash. Yeah. So that's how that cord. So making that connection there and then voluntarily being like, okay, I'm disconnecting that cool.


Zoe Whitehead: [00:15:08] Yeah, yeah. Just stuff. I mean there's loads of stuff like that that I use and it, and like I said, it really feels powerful. So you remember you're not severing the relationship, you're not going to lose that person. But what it's doing is it's energetically cutting away from them so that you're. Not getting so triggered. And you the more you do this and the more that you really believe in what you're doing, you'll see that the energy between you becomes more balanced. You're not so susceptible to energetic manipulation because all of these things go on when we're sensitive, when we cannot protect our energy, we're just like a leaf being blown in the wind. Right? You just kind of open to suggestion. You're picking up on things, you're getting triggered left, right and center. So we you know, tools like this are really, really important.


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Zoe Whitehead: [00:17:52] One last thing. So maybe Lunden, you might be better at kind of explaining what I'm doing, but I just push my energy, you know, I know that I have an energy field and I push it out. So I'm just literally pushing my hands away from the body. So it's almost like I'm creating a shield of protection and I feel protected when I do that. And it's making your space bigger and more expansive. You know, you just do that take take that time to do that before you go out and know that that bubble that you've created of energy around you and your energy being more expansive will really help to protect you. When you go to places like supermarkets or wherever, you know, maybe you work in a stressful environment. So even just using the cord cutting and the bubble, you know, the shield of protection will really help, will really help to protect your energy and keep you balance and not so susceptible to all the stuff that goes on.


Lunden Souza: [00:18:55] Yes. And I love the intentionality with that. Right. And the the visual interpretation of what you're doing with your hands. And I remember my mom, she is a hairstylist and she's been a hairstylist since she was 19. So a really long time. And she always would be like, I put my, my, my greased Teflon pan on. That's what she would say. So that way when people because, you know, you tell your hairstylist a lot people come in with a lot of their stuff plus you have your stuff and she said she would just visualize it like coming but then sliding off because like the pan was greased on her like outer. So for her, that visual was really helpful and that made me think of it when you were kind of creating that that safe, intentional bubble, um, with the cord cutting that reminds me of the Pono Pono forgiveness meditation. My life coach that I've been working with for a while, he introduced that to me. Um, and yeah, I think it's wonderful for those of you listening, if you haven't, if you don't know what that is, I'll link it in the show notes. But yeah, Pono, Pono forgiveness, meditation. It's a very short meditation where you kind of what Zoe what you mentioned and you imagine these connections and you let the cord cut and let it drop away. So that way it's not like you said, it's not like I hate you, or you're like, Get out of my life. It's actually like I love I can't remember. I've done this a bunch and sometimes I say it to myself, so I don't know if I'm saying it perfect, but it's like, I love you.


Lunden Souza: [00:20:19] Please forgive me. Thank you. I'm sorry. I love you. Did I say that already? So it's like a couple of or like a handful of affirmations that you say, like the. I love you. I'm sorry. Thank you. Please forgive me. And then you imagine this cord cutting. So it's actually like with love. It's like with love. I'm better when I'm not attached to all this. So are you right when you're like. When I'm thinking of the people there. So that reminds me a lot of the Pono Pono meditation. And then the last thing I wrote down here, because I was I was telling Zoe before, I'm like, I'm in school when I'm having cool conversations with my guests because I'm learning a ton. So I'm taking notes and looking down at them. And I wrote NLP Anchors. So an NLP, which is what I use with my one on one life coaching clients. We develop these anchors. We identify the ones we already have in terms of like emotional anchors or whatever, and we also use anchors. So kinesthetic movement coupled with feeling and intention to generate something new, like a new pathway, create a new detour, especially in feelings of discomfort or where we want to remind ourselves of how we want to be creating anchors is helpful. So I like that. And of course, I mean, I tell my clients, you can pick whatever you want as your anchor, like in terms of the Champions State, you want to anchor in with the movement. Um, they can do whatever they want. You know, you could do a party dance and sometimes helpful to have something discreet that you can do anywhere.


Lunden Souza: [00:21:45] So sometimes it's like the hand over the heart or I like that hand machete movement kind of in front to remind you to, like, cut the cord. So I think it's really cool to be able to have those physical, quick movements that really mean something for you that you really practice and like, right? It's like a tool. It's like a workout, right? Like bicep curls for your mind. You have to keep doing that and making it mean that. So then it keeps meaning that in a more amplified way. So I love those quick and easy. In fact, I might use this from now moving forward because I like those tools that just like quickly remind you what direction you're going in a fast, loving way that we get to use like our brain and body and these systems in a way that we can kind of realize is a little bit malleable when there's a little bit of intention behind that. So I know I said a lot there, but I just yeah, a lot came up in terms of kind of the work that I do and what you're sharing. And so I just think yeah, so beautiful. Um, lunar lightworker is in or I guess I want to ask this question first actually, because I thought about this when we were jumping on, I interviewed a shadow worker, um, like a couple of weeks ago. She's awesome. I really liked our conversation. What's the difference between light worker shadow work? Is there a difference? Is it just a different way of looking at it? Is it the yin and the yang? What do you say?


Zoe Whitehead: [00:23:08] Yeah, yeah, absolutely. It's that balance. So it's the two parts of us. Well, I mean, obviously we've got many aspects, but for me we have our shadow aspects and it's often the, the parts of us that we like to keep hidden. You know, it's like, I don't want to show that. And we all have those parts, don't we, that the, you know, aspects of ourselves that we we find challenging, you know, where we're at our most raw and our most vulnerable. And, you know, these are parts of us as well as, you know, the beautiful like the light parts, I mean, and they're both beautiful, but they come together to make that whole part of us, you know, without one would not exist without the other. They're meant to coexist. And what we find most challenging and we all have, you know, what I call core wounds, which for me is another word for shadow aspects. You know, we all have it. And basically what we're doing is over time, through our lifetime, if not lifetimes, we're chipping away at these shadow aspects. But the shadow aspects for me are necessary for us to grow. You know, it's through chipping away at them. It's from them rising into our consciousness, into our reality that makes us, you know, look at them so that we can sort of release them a little bit more and move forwards.


Zoe Whitehead: [00:24:33] And, you know, by the more we chip away at these core aspects of ourselves, you know, because these are the things that hold us back. These are the, you know, the fears and the lack of confidence and all of these things, all of these challenges hold us back. But the more we chip away at them, you know, and it might take a lifetime, if not more, to unravel a lot of these. But the more we we manage to navigate them and dance with them and accept them as part of ourselves and love them, the more we start to discover our soul self, for me, that's how it works. And we, you know, we step more into our soul purpose and what we're meant to be doing. And so, you know, we need both and we have both. And we we all have them, obviously. So, you know, for me, it's the light and the. The shadow and the light. You know, it's. It's. It makes up our beautiful, messy cells, doesn't it? So, yeah.


Lunden Souza: [00:25:31] I love how you kind of how you illustrated that. And I think too, sometimes we can think of moments or situations, circumstances, whatever that have like lived in the dark that we were ashamed of. And it was like one of, you know, kind of a just a dark space to navigate, a new space to navigate. And then, yeah, being able to chip away, learn to love in that space and then it kind of lives in the light. So I kind of feel like, you know, there is kind of that fluidity, it just in my brain and the work I've done and whatever like to, to bring them together. So but I thought about that. I was like, oh yeah, shadow worker today is like, you know, light worker. I just love that I get to have wonderful conversations with people doing wonderful work. And so, um, Lunar is in your lunar light. Worker is in your name. Yeah. What role does is the moon involved in what you do? Um, yeah. Tell us about this. This part.


Zoe Whitehead: [00:26:24] Thank you. Yeah. For me, it's a really kind of core part. It's like, you know, one of my, my core values really is lunar and cyclical living. Um, you know, it's a big part of it and something that I feel very passionate about within my life and obviously with with the clients that I work with. So what we do, our big thing in the membership is we attune to the lunar cycles. I'm obsessed with cosmology. So what's going on? Celestial You know, in the cosmos. And for me, the lunar cycle is one of the biggest influences. I mean, she's always there obviously, and always influencing us. And once we learn to really align with that and flow with her, we and we start to harness this really it's a really potent energy and we start to harness it. And I think we were talking about it one way a few weeks back. Lunden one way how we can really, um, you know, get clarity over what it is we want to bring into our lives clarity over what it is we need to release. And, you know, there are particular points in the lunar cycle like the dark to the new moon, which we are just in now. Actually, at the time of recording. They are.


Lunden Souza: [00:27:42] Yesterday.


Zoe Whitehead: [00:27:43] Yeah. Yeah. So we really feel our shadow aspects in that dark moon phase. We're coming into the new moon. Obviously we're in that phase now and at the new moon phase that's when we set our intention. So it's just beautiful for manifesting. You know, you take time to go within and just maybe do a little ritual over it and then over the full moon, which again, is a real heightened, potent period, that's when you're reflecting again, you're going within, you're looking at what's work, what's not, what's making you feel uncomfortable. And again, it's another period for release over the full moon. Not always, but most people are very buzzy. I don't sleep over the full moon. Um, but we get a lot of creative energies and a lot of physicality as well, although we might not be sleeping, but, you know, use that time wisely. And um, you know, excuse me. You can start to get inspiration over any projects or really start to get your teeth into something. You know, it's a really good time to be doing that. So if you learn to flow with that, you bring in a lot more synchronicity and flow and kind of guidance in a way into your life. It's really powerful. And also you've got the whole female cycle as well that, you know, some people manage to align to the lunar cycle, so it becomes even more potent. But it's a really beautiful way of living. And and you know, we, we I'm a real sick, like kind of seasonal liver as well. So I really pay attention to the seasons, how it's making me feel. And, you know, we do all of that and it I don't know, it's just taught me to slow and ground and still and I just love it. I really love it. It's been a real game changer for me to really attune to these natural cycles


Lunden Souza: [00:29:41] Yes, I love that you said using it for guidance. Yeah. I wrote on my little paper lunar check ins. That's what I wrote before you said guidance because I think it's cool too. You know every, you have basically every two weeks you have the new moon and then you have the full moon. So it's like, yeah, more naturally driven check ins and days that you get the chance to, like you said in the new moon, call in set intentions and then on the full moon be able to release and let go. And I love this topic because actually my interest in the moon really started with my best. And who's not my aunt, but I call her Auntie Julie anyways, and she loves the full moon because she has like a lot of telescopes and stuff she inherited from her dad who passed away like, so we like set up shop and like, look at the moon and all these things. And so it was just more like a fun thing we did when we hung out and just became like a ritual. And I'm like, Oh, Andy, Julie, it's the full moon. Like I'm coming over if I happen to be in town, like, whatever. So then as I started learning more about going on a quest of healing my hormones and working out with my hormones and started getting into a practice of full Moon and New Moon in a way that was like really healing, but also satisfied my brain of being like, every two weeks, full moon, check in, New Moon, check in.


Lunden Souza: [00:31:07] Like, I liked that feeling and flow. So I started bringing in to our meet ups. Like I would start writing things down and I'd read it to her and maybe she would like, you know, set an intention to sometimes not whatever. I just started making that kind of part of our routine and ritual. And I love it because I think, yeah, I mean, at the very least, the moon is so wonderful and beautiful to even notice and like, look at when it's full. And to have a ritual that's paired with that I think is super beautiful. When I lived in Austria, I had a close friend that I would hang out with a lot and we would work out and do nature stuff and do mushroom foraging and go out and do the full moon and do like fun full moon ceremonies and stuff. So I think it's such a fun way to engage with like our physical, natural, beautiful world and then also like do something that's going to help, like you said, manifest, move you forward, get more clarity, release, bring things in.


Lunden Souza: [00:31:58] And yeah, I found some cool resources just yeah, through YouTube and online of videos. I'll watch for New Moon or Full Moon and I think it's just a very fun grounding check in process. And so I've also yeah, learned my cycle I track. I'm a very big advocate of tracking your cycle. Um, mine will ebb and flow sometimes it's an alignment with the full moon. Sometimes travel will move things around, whatever. But I think it's also nice to just kind of notice that where you are and where your cycle is in conjunction with the moon. And yeah, I just think it's a wonderful connection point. I can speak for myself as a woman where you're wanting to like, yeah, like, like you say your soul purpose like execute that. Like do the thing, like show up full out, like, you know, just be the person that you know you and you want to be and then have that relax and recovery. And I think the moon and staying kind of in flow and cycle with that has helped me a lot. Like pull the reins in on my own self, you know, to be like, calm down girl, like this time is coming in your cycle.


Lunden Souza: [00:33:05] This is the moon phase. Like, relax, let's use this for more work ins, less intense workouts, let's do more journaling. Let's, you know, I don't know, just like do what's what. I know I need more in that particular phase of my cycle and kind of where the moon's at. So that's my long winded way of just saying like, yeah, it just started with like, yeah, me and my friends aren't looking through, you know, telescopes being like, Hey, this is cool, let's do this. Let's make it a fun thing, let's have some wine with it. And then it became, yeah, more ritualistic. And then I started just, yeah, in my work with meditation, I just feel like it all kind of adds better ingredients to the soup. And as it's all kind of simmering, I'm like, Hmm, like, I like this. Like, I like the way that this feels to be in this kind of flow that you mentioned, too. So, so great talking with you. I so enjoy what you're doing in this world and everything. Let us know how we can connect with you. And like, yeah, you said maybe you have a membership or ways that you're coaching people in this lunar light working way. How can we get more from you and yeah, keep the conversation going.


Zoe Whitehead: [00:34:12] Yeah. Thank you, my love. So, um, the best place is Instagram and my handle is at Lunar Light Worker and I have a membership. So this is more about moon practices, moon rituals. It's very practical session over the new and full moons where we come together as a group. It's a really beautiful, you know, with empaths and intuitives, light workers and we work together. We do that together to set our new intentions, do our clarity and all those sorts of things. And then, you know, always have teaching sessions where and I run energy as well on the, on, on the membership members. So there's all that. And that's really the idea behind that is to keep an ongoing, you know because we come off the boil so easily don't we. And I wanted somewhere that light workers intuitives could come to kind of keep them on track with their true north path. They also do 1 to 1 for people who really want to wake up their soul purpose and magnetize it and and yeah, and that's it really. I've got two three programs that I have and but I just love. To connect with you. If you fancy following me on and feel drawn to follow me on Instagram. It will. Lovely. It will be lovely to see you there.


Lunden Souza: [00:35:31] What's your handle on Instagram? Just for people listening?


Zoe Whitehead: [00:35:33] Yeah, it's Luna Lightworker, obviously all in one word. Cool. Yeah.


Lunden Souza: [00:35:40] You're so wonderful. Thank you so much, Zoe, for your time today. Everything that Zoe mentioned, I'll also include in the show notes and descriptions so you can follow her at Lunar Light Worker on Instagram, and then all the links for one on one sessions, memberships, groups and things like that to unlock your soul purpose. We'll put that in the description and I feel like we could talk for hours and days about more things. So I would love to have you back and we'll see how our schedules align and work. But thank you so much for your time and thank you, everybody, for listening.


Zoe Whitehead: [00:36:13] Thank you. I've loved it. Thank you Lunden.


Lunden Souza: [00:36:16] Thank you so much for listening to this episode of Self Love and Sweat the podcast. Hey, do me a favor. Wherever you're listening to this podcast, give us a review. This really helps a lot and share this with a friend. I'm only one person and with your help we can really spread the message of self love and sweat and change more lives all around the world. I'm  Souza reminding you that you deserve a life full of passion, presence and purpose, fueled by self, love and sweat. This podcast is a hit spot. Austria production.

Intro
What is a light worker?
What is an empath? How do you know if you are an empath?
Isolation as an empath
Creating an energetic shield of protection
Shadow work and light work
Full moon and new moon check in with self
Tracking your cycle and energy level