Updated: May 12, 2022
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[00:00:00] Laurin: Hello, friends, and welcome to the curiously wise podcast. I'm so happy to have Hollie Warnick here with me today. We have recently become acquaintances and, and I think we're to becoming friends pretty quickly. And I'm really excited to just have a wonderful fun chat with Hollie.
And I'm going to just ask if you would Hollie, to introduce yourself to our listeners.
[00:01:06] Hollie: I am Hollie Warnick and I am a mother of four. I am a behavioral kinesiologist Reiki master. I work with energy. I love doing healing processes with people, breaking through, transforming with them. And I am also an author, a very recent thing, and also recently a podcast host. So just brand. I do artwork.
I am in the process of creating Oracle cards as well. I got journals out there and some online coursework. I just love spirituality. And I love working with spirituality in that realm in a playful way. So there's a little short intro of me.
[00:01:42] Laurin: That's great. yeah.
You've got so many beautiful projects that are bursting right now. And it's amazing to me cause I, just love the, the energy of your work. I think the first time we talked was just before your journey. Released in January . And you're coming out with another journal and got the Oracle cards working. And so creativity is something I love to talk about. And I know that you work closely with spirit, with your guides, , with the energy in receiving your creative work. So could you just talk about that process a little bit?
[00:02:19] Hollie: So creativity for me that I get little hits an inspiration throughout the day, little ideas come in and, and it's not to say that's everything. When I get into that flow state, there's a lot of ideas that come through that want to be birthed through me. And this year has been really big of like finally letting those through there's been enough personal work or things that I let go of that it can just come through.
So I like to get into a flow state. For that to show up. So how I do that is follow those little hits and inspiration. So whether for me, that's a lot of like dancing, letting that through with some good beads and, and movement and rhythm. And that's also me. Frankly, like listening to my crystals, listening to my plants, my plants have told me their names and, you know, part of me is like, wow, what a crazy person I am.
But when I allow myself to kind of go with that, that can be part of the creative process. Like, well, that plant wants to go by Bonnie, not body and Clyde, but Bonnie, which is totally a name of one of my plants. But when I allow those like seemingly silly things to show up in my life, that for some reason, That's to my creative process.
So I live in the desert and I do a walk every morning and , it ends up being a walking meditation because I ended up meeting my spirit guys. I ended up hearing things in my mind from rocks, which again, maybe I sound crazy, but this is part of spiritual play.
[00:03:43] Laurin: We are kindred spirits.
[00:03:44] Hollie: Okay. I'm just like the rocks be telling me stuff.
And I'm like warn the snakes I'm coming. Because again, I live in the desert there's diamond back, so that kind of stuff. And sometimes I worry on the trails. So I was like, well, if I can hear the rocks, I'll just tell them to warn the snakes I'm coming. So I don't have to run into those snakes. I don't want to get that.
So. Playing in those kinds of fields has really pumped up my spirituality, my creativity and other areas. So those are some fun, silly things I do to get into flow, state dancing allowing things to come in. And sometimes when I'm on my walk, it'll be different kind of spirit guides. And sometimes it's people I know who are alive that show up and I try to have a conversation if that's possible.
And I'm really thoughtful and careful about. What kind of thoughts and spirits I'm entertaining? So it may not sound like that because apparently I'm talking to my plants. Right. But I do choose what I feel it is I vibe and I do have a process where if I feel that that's not a spirit, I want hanging around, I have a process of, okay.
That you need to go. I try to keep it light and playful. And that brings in some of my creativity. And another thing with the creativity is really just getting in front of your medium. So whether that's the computer for writing and typing or that's paints or You know, color markers. I have four little kids and I can in front of paper a lot and I get the scraps of their papers and I can rearrange those, so here's for something playful for people.
I had a set up of all these papers my kids had used and I'm doing air quotes because they'll scribble a little in a little corner and then that paper is done. They don't want to use it. Mom gave me a clean piece of paper. So I ended up with all these scratch papers, seemingly, but it's fun. One time I just was ripping one up and it just stacked.
To some fun little rainbow thing, and I re glued it onto some paper and I thought, well, that's pretty a nice and just kind of thanked that piece of art and let it go. And their cycle bed. But I had some fun with it. So not being attached to what we create either or not having to have it come in certain parameters. So that's part of how I stay in flow and be creative and just let things come out.
[00:05:56] Laurin: So I just got goosebumps, which is spirit talking to me when you talked about not having it come in particular parameters, not hemming it in. And I think that's something that. I know, I forget. It's like you get focused on getting something done the way it's supposed to get done instead of letting it be messy and see what happens.
So I really love that aspect. I also really love that you get your body involved because that's something that. Again, I forget to do, I can sit at the desk most of the day on the computer or doing this kind of work or whatever. And I just, I forget to get up and move and dancing is one of The ways I do that, but I tend to do that when the house is empty and my husband works from home part-time too. So it's not empty very often.
[00:06:41] Hollie: You gotta get your dance on. Huh?
[00:06:43] Laurin: Yeah. Yeah. I I have a group of friends that
we usually have dinner with on Fridays, and we used to have dance parties pretty regularly, and we're all in our fifties and sixties. And, and it was always, of course, just the women dancing guys, standing around drinking their beers.
[00:06:56] Hollie: Right. Right. Come on
[00:06:58] Laurin: I don't, I don't get that, but that's, one of the things I really missed about the pandemic was that that group dancing it's a very I guess ceremonial, it's a bonding that, that doesn't happen.
In other words and women are particularly, drawn to those sort of community bonding things. I think I know. I certainly am. I love that community of women. It's different than the community. Women and men, and it's a way that we don't often gift ourselves with. So that body movement is a way that think I use that pretty often.
I'll walk with somebody or, you know, we'll, we'll go on a hike together or something, but I love that you just bring it in every day. You take a walk every morning and you know that that's Yeah.