Enter The Temple: Interview with Sora Surya No & Elle North
In a past life I walked along a sandy pathway to a sacred stone temple surrounded by a forest and on the bank of a roaring river. Lit only with torches the temple stood out from the clearing and beckoned us forth. My sisters and I ascended the stairs breathing in air thick with mystery and magic. Once we entered the doors we felt the rush of arcane and sacred communion. We embraced, we cried, we laughed, we wove spells of deep, soulful magic and became one.
Though I have traveled through many lifetimes since the memory of this experience, the emotion of this experience, is embedded deep in my bones and fuels my work, my interactions with my modern sisters and my spiritual practice. The memory of this lifetime, for as long as I can remember, was the closest that I came to experiencing this magic in this incarnation. That was until Elle North, of Drawing Within, asked me to be one of several other space holders to provide an offering for a heart-space she and soul sister, Sora Surya No were creating. Hearing Elle and Sora describe Enter The Temple: A Ceremonial Gathering in that first email instantly brought me back to that ancient lifetime and the magic my sisters and I danced to.
This sacred gathering is something I am honored to share with you. I know each woman reading can benefit from this mystical connection and divine flow. This is gathering is for those who desire to take things deeper; to stretch higher. You’ve explored the mystical realm, you’ve undulated with divine rhythm and now you are ready to sink yourself into something so luscious and pure it feels as though you are awakening for the first time all over again.
The best part is that this gathering is completely free; completely in service to YOU and your spiritual unfurling! Over the course of this 9-day gathering you are invited to explore your inner Priestess; the Goddess who resides within you. To become and feel the support of your fellow sisters journeying along side you.
I am teeming with excitement for you all to receive this medicine. But more than just another blog post sharing my words (and I could quite literally go on for hours about the magic I feel with this gathering!) I wanted to instead hold space for Elle and Sora to speak to you directly about this gathering and their sacred vision when creating it.
Lets meet the Priestesses of the Sacred Temple…
Sora Surya No is a sacred space holder, badass sorceress, transformative business coach, intuitive mentor, international retreat leader, inspirational speaker, fire igniter, heart whisperer, and world traveler.
Sora loves to sit in ceremony with sisters and share the art of holding circle. She leads women through powerful experiences in her mastermind and on retreats. Sora blends real world experience with mystical transformation, ritualistic practices, inner reflection, and deepening community to help soulful feminine leaders create great impact while priestessing their life. She is a believer of sisterhood and living a life that is wild, free and calm.
Find Sora at SoraSuryaNo.com
Elle is an intuitive mystic, spiritual teacher, and inspired graphic designer. As a Reiki Master who combines knowledge of Tarot, intuition, meditation, yoga, and crystals, Elle creates unique offerings + courses for soul-seekers.
Elle's work is to empower others to connect to their inner wisdom. She believes in the power of healing, energy, art, stones, and intuition. An alchemist at heart, Elle thrives in a space where things are sacred and full of ritual. She knows transformation can occur when we move the unconscious to the conscious; the inner world to the outer world.
Laura- Can you both give us a bit insight into what vision prompted you two to create Enter the Temple: A Ceremonial Gathering?
Elle/Sora- We were called upon and initiated by the High Priestess to uncover the deep wisdom that was inherently within us which unlocked the mysteries of the mystical realm. Our intention is to invite women to join us for this sacred journey into their temple. The High Priestess whispered in each of our ears a small curious and yet powerful puzzle piece, which once we said yes to collaborating together magically unfolded into a potent creation called Enter the Temple: A Ceremonial Gathering.
Laura- What is your intention for this ceremonial gathering? Who is this gathering for?
Elle/Sora- We invite badass sisters of all mystical realms to gather at the open door of the sacred temple in honor of their divine feminine. In sisterhood, women will receive daily cosmic transmissions in the form of rituals, journeys, and ceremony. Each day’s gathering will encode the wisdom needed for each sister to tap into her inner High Priestess.
Laura- What about those who may not follow a Goddess path-how does this gathering benefit those who have yet to embrace the Goddess within?
Elle/Sora- Welcome. What an honor to be the stewardess of this divine meeting with the Goddess. On this journey you will remember that you’ve already had cosmic conversations with the Goddess and this is just the next evolution of your communion with the Her.
Laura- Who do you envision standing at the doors of the temple? What energy or dynamic do they provide to this mystical experience?
Elle/Sora- There are sacred wisdom-keepers guarding the gates of the mysteries of the divine feminine. High Priestesses of the past have all congregated here and are surrounding the temple in invitation, coming together to bear witness to us peeling the veil away. These High Priestesses are passing essential information upon sisters who are feeling called to this gathering. Shakti pulsates and radiates within the temple walls, impressing upon us that She is within us, around us, and a universal cosmic presence.
Laura- What transmissions to you desire for women who enter the temple to download?
Elle/Sora- We desire for women to receive messages from the cosmos and allow the Goddess to speak, walk, talk through them, and to realize that they are the divine. We wish for each transmission to re-encode and re-activate sisters down to their cellular/molecular level so they step into a greater version of themselves. These women have evolved. From this point on, sisters take self-radical self responsibility for their life, their thoughts and their actions in service to the world.
I would like to thank Elle and Sora for allowing me to hold this space and share this magic with my community. It is an honor to offer my own magic, hold space with each woman involved and perhaps most importantly have the chance to walk this path with each of you.
The Temple is now open and you are all invited to walk across the threshold into your fullest, highest power and purpose. You can sign up for this free gathering and learn more about each of the ceremonial space holders here; the magic begins August 15th. Add richness, support and sisterhood to your experience by joining the soulful discussion over at the Badasses of the Mystical Realm Facebook group.
Until then I wish you all a magical week. I will see you in the temple.