It is such a pleasure to share with you this months Women of Sensual Seed conversation with the incredible Julie Parker, Founder of The Beautiful You Coaching Academy, Co-Founder of Priestess Temple School and host of the Priestess Podcast. Julie is committed to contributing to a world where qualities of intuition, presence, social justice and service are honoured. Discover more about her life, loves and favourite Sensual Seed oracle card.
Where do you live and what do you love about living there?
I live in a south eastern suburb of Melbourne only a short drive from the beach. It’s a very calm and lovely place with lots of native trees and parks around us. And excellent cafes!
I absolutely love Melbourne. It’s vibrant and cultured and interesting and I find it safe and friendly. This is quite significant given that I grew up on a farm in a rural area and are really a country girl at heart.
How do you start your day?
This varies for me. I am not someone who thrives on having the same morning routine over and over. Believe me I’ve tried!
Some mornings I go for a walk. Others I will read the paper or a book with a cup of tea in our backyard. Others again I will meditate or draw oracle cards at my altar. Other times again I will start work straight away as I know for certain that my brain is most active and functioning well early in the morning.
I have come to know myself well enough that I just need to feel into where I want to go and what I want to do and I best serve myself by doing that.
Your favourite season?
Melbourne has very changeable weather and unlike northern parts of the country we have distinct seasons here which means our winters can be quite cold and our summers very hot. I will always prefer warmer over colder weather, but I love autumn as it feels a little in between. When the sun is shining it’s glorious!
What is your greatest indulgence?
I treat myself well and so I think some people may consider me to have many! I guess however that is all relative to what you consider an indulgence.
I indulge (or treat myself well) with organic perfume, incredible food, time to myself, world travel and great handbags!
One thing that might surprise people about you?
I think that once people get to know me away from the online world they will likely find me the same as to how they imagine I will be. And that’s something I strive for. I don’t really feel that I am someone who is filled with secrets or surprises but to some they might be surprised at how much I love AFL football!
What is One defining moment in your life?
Many years ago I came to the sad and frustrating conclusion that I had a lot of issues with the way I was interacting with men in my life due to unresolved experiences with my own father. I needed to seek professional guidance and take a lot of time out of my usual life – including work – to deeply heal.
It was the bravest and best thing I have ever done for myself because it completely changed not only my intimate relationships but also my relationship with myself – for the absolute better. I then met my now husband after doing this work and we were and still are a perfect match for each other. I don’t believe that would be the case if I had not done that work.
Your favourite Sensual Seed oracle card, and why?
I love the Ignite card. It is so feminine and powerful. I know it’s going to be a great day when I draw that one!
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