25: Transformative Healing with Endora Todd: Exploring Reiki, Breathwork, and Hape - Plants Saved My Life

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25: Transformative Healing with Endora Todd: Exploring Reiki, Breathwork, and Hape

25: Transformative Healing with Endora Todd: Exploring Reiki, Breathwork, and Hape

Plants Saved My Life

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Join us for another enlightening episode of "Plants Saved My Life" as we welcome Endora Todd aka Natural Knows and Hummingbird. Endora's transformative modalities include Reiki, Breathwork, Sound and Crystal Healing, Plant Medicine, intuitive divination, and mediumship. Discover the profound healing and guidance she offers on the path to soul awakening and ascension. Tune in to explore the power of plants and embark on a transformative journey.

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Raven:

Hey everyone, Raven here with another episode of Plant Saved My

Raven:

extraordinary power of plants and their profound impact on our own wellbeing.

Raven:

This week I'm joined by Endora Todd, aka Hummingbird of Natural Knows.

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Endora is a gifted spiritual healer and guide who offers soul healing,

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modalities such as reiki, breathwork, sound, and crystal healing, plant

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So join us as Endora and I discuss her transformative journey and

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the power of these practices for healing and spiritual growth.

Raven:

I'm so excited to finally talk with you Endora.

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I know that you are multi-talented.

Raven:

You're a reiki master, you're a life counselor, you're a breathwork coach,

Raven:

I'd just kind of love for you to introduce yourself if you don't mind.

Endora:

Well, my name, given name, this lifetime is Endora Todd.

Endora:

You'll find me on my social media by natural knows.

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One day after my initial awakening.

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That name came to me because I just naturally know stuff all my life,

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flabbergasted and the amount of knowledge that I had and possessed, out of nowhere.

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So I go by that and then I was blessed by, I guess you would call them your mentors,

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your gurus, your shaman with the name of pynu in Yawanawa, Pynu means hummingbird.

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So I carry that hummingbird spirit very deeply.

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So I am here to be of service to the collective.

Endora:

I remember.

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A lot of things, uh, past lives.

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I remember my soul.

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I remember you, I remember a lot and, um, I had to.

Endora:

It's the beautiful gift of being able to read my soul contract and, and this

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time around I have been assigned as an awakening and ascension specialist.

Raven:

I like assigned, you know, it's not a choice.

Raven:

At that point.

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It becomes a duty.

Endora:

Yes, it is.

Endora:

Because I volunteer.

Endora:

I remember my soul volunteering and plant medicine actually helped

Endora:

So, yeah, that, that's definitely a big part of it.

Raven:

I also wanna say as soon as, as soon as you turned on

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your camera, my first thought was, wait, have I met her before?

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Do I know her?

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That was my first initial thought.

, Endora:

we have,

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that's really how it goes.

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. , so I, I'd love to hear more about your personal awakening experience

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. , . Endora: Just a little bit background

Raven:

They were very, what we would call out in the streets.

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My dad, he had a traumatic childhood.

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My grandfather beat my grandmother to death, who I'm named after Dora

Raven:

Oh my God.

Endora:

Yes.

Endora:

Um, my father was illiterate, but he was very technical minded and so he was

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able to provide for me, my sister and my mother as a mechanic, a auto mechanic.

Endora:

But he carried a lot of trauma and he ended up passing away probably

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about 10 years ago at the young age of 57 due to drug abuse.

Endora:

But the flip side of that, my mother's bloodline, um, full of pastors,

Endora:

My mom is a prophetess and evangelist, my grandmother's evangelist

Endora:

Martin Luther King came from the same plantation.

Endora:

Yeah, so we have, we have the Holy Ghost.

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All through that family.

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So I chose a good one on that one.

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So, long story short, I got both worlds growing up.

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I got my dad smoking the funny cigarettes in the garage, and then my mom taking

Endora:

And my dad was very direct, best advice giver ever, but nevertheless, grew up

Endora:

Then my mom switched to Southern Baptist, then she switched to non-denominational.

Endora:

And so I had all those experiences under my belt and I grew up and had my own

Endora:

And I don't believe it was a dream at this point, but I'm gonna call it a dream.

Endora:

I was about 33 years old.

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And for those of you who don't know, that's typically around the time you

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have your great awakening that that 32, 33, 34, spirit loves those threes.

Endora:

And um, and I had this phenomenal dream.

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I was in this cornfield, and I saw a storm coming and in the middle of this

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cornfield was this old church, you know, , the white paint was coming off of it.

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It looked like it was built in the 18 hundreds.

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And I said, oh, I need shelter.

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So I go into this church, but as soon as I step into the church, it lights up

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People, I don't know, but I know.

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. And they were like, Endora, oh my God, we're so glad you're here.

Endora:

Oh, thank you so much for coming.

Endora:

And I go to the altar or the pulpit of the church, and there's my childhood

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of Raymond Christian Church of Columbus, Ohio, my childhood pastor.

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And he said, Endora, are you ready?

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And he opens the stained glass window and there's little

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And I said, ready for what?

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And he just looked at me and smiled.

Endora:

I woke up, I was like, what is this?

Endora:

Like, it felt real, you know you had those

Endora:

Oh yeah.

Endora:

And so , I sat on it for about a month and I called my pastor, set an appointment.

Endora:

I drove the three and a half hours to Columbus.

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Cause I'm in Louisville, Kentucky and he was like little Endora.

Endora:

He hadn't seen me since I was 12.

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I'm now an adult woman.

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He remembered me right off cuz I used to be in his office all the time

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Like, did Jesus ever get married?

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And he never shoo'd me away.

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I always felt comfortable in his presence, even as a young child.

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And we went into his office and I told him the dream.

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And he said, he goes over my family background and he said,

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well, it seems like you know the, your bloodline is already gifted.

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And he stands up, he looks out of the window and he said, um, he says these

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He says, are you ready?

Endora:

And it felt like a thousand books fell at one time and something welled in

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And I knew exactly what he meant when he said, are you ready?

Endora:

. Raven: Wow.

Endora:

Yeah.

Endora:

, you can't put the lid back on the pot after that?

Endora:

Nope.

Endora:

Not at all.

Endora:

Not at all.

Endora:

Not at all.

Endora:

So that was the great awakening and I had many, many, many awakenings after that.

Raven:

So how did that transform your life and how do you go

Endora:

So how, what did it transformed my life into the great seeking.

Endora:

After the awakening, you start seeking.

Raven:

Yep.

Raven:

You realize that those questions you were asking are they're actually

Endora:

Exactly.

Endora:

So I went on the great Seeking Quest and I started studying different modalities,

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that are here in the living now Baba Moji,, if you listening, I love you.

Endora:

, just gathering as much information as my soul could muster.

Endora:

But it was very lonely.

Endora:

It was very lonely and isolating because you really start.

Endora:

Not relating to what we call 3d.

Endora:

Yeah.

Endora:

It's like this place is weird.

Raven:

Yeah.

Raven:

The hologram world is not for everyone.

Endora:

No.

Endora:

And when you have that great awakening, you, you see so much stuff.

Endora:

And, and you feel very isolated because you know your friends are still partying

Endora:

It's almost like you are standing in traffic in the middle of New York

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and everybody's going by 10 times fast and you're just standing still.

Endora:

You just, you're isolated.

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And so I said, to myself, I said, spirit, if and when you will allow

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people who are awakening to have a safe space of, Ooh, I had this dream,

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Or I read this passage and I wanted to discuss it with somebody just holding

Raven:

I like that.

Raven:

Yeah.

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Just a judgment free space so you don't feel so isolated.

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So you feel with your own peers, people that you can really relate to on this

Endora:

Exactly.

Endora:

So that is, that's how that translated into what I'm doing now and plant

Raven:

Yeah, I'd love to hear how that kind of folds into it.

Endora:

So I, um, in my seeking.

Endora:

I went to a woman's retreat and a spiritual woman's

Endora:

This young lady called me and she said, and Dora, I want you to come to ceremony.

Endora:

I said, okay, what's ceremony?

Endora:

She's like, just ceremony.

Endora:

And she said, I don't want you to look this up because you

Endora:

She said, but we are going to, we are going to sit with

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Ayahuasca.

Endora:

And I said, okay.

Endora:

And I've heard about it and I said, well, typically that's done, you

Endora:

I said, how does this end up in United States?

Endora:

But I didn't start down that, the analytical road.

Endora:

And a month later I was sitting in ceremony at a regular degular

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house packed into a living room with 20 people, these beautiful souls.

Endora:

And I hope I don't start crying.

Endora:

I'm a Pisces Y'all.

Endora:

I'm a Pisces with a cancer moon.

Endora:

Okay.

Endora:

Okay.

Endora:

So I took the drink and that was, it's hard to put into words.

Endora:

That was another great awakening of my soul.

Endora:

Yeah, another great awakening and literally, The ceremony went on

Endora:

15 minutes.

Endora:

Wow, that's incredible.

Endora:

Yes.

Endora:

So that started my plant.

Endora:

I said, plants can do this.

Endora:

Sign me up, boss.

Endora:

Cause before then, keep in mind I was a good little church girl,

Endora:

Nothing.

Endora:

Nothing.

Endora:

And I was like, That's why Daddy was smoking them Funny cigarettes.

Endora:

No, but in, in honor and in privileged, and I learned from these beautiful souls,

Endora:

And so I've been at the service of plants ever since.

Raven:

Yeah, I can definitely relate to that.

Raven:

I mean, once you realize how much health and happiness we really owe to the

Raven:

it's just unconditional nourishment for our souls and our bodies constantly.

Raven:

All we can do is just hope that we can serve them the best

Endora:

Mm-hmm.

Endora:

Yes.

Raven:

And if I'm not mistaken, you currently work with hape?

Raven:

. Endora: I do, I do.

Raven:

I love Grandfather hape.

Raven:

Grandfather tobacco.

Raven:

I love you, but Hape.

Raven:

So

Raven:

I'm definitely publicly announcing my ignorance.

Raven:

, but I'm not familiar with hape at all.

Raven:

I would love for you to fill me in.

Endora:

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful medicine.

Endora:

Beautiful medicine.

Endora:

I hope I don't cry again.

Endora:

No, please.

Endora:

Cause I already got like one um.

Endora:

At this ceremony, they start off the ceremony with Sunga,

Endora:

which is another beautiful plant medicine, eyedrops, and then hape.

Endora:

That was my first time experiencing hape, and what hape is is this beautiful

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herbs, roots, beautiful plants, and it is cultivated and sung and

Endora:

blessed, and prayed over by beautiful, beautiful souls in South America.

Endora:

Actually, HAPE is found all over the world in different forms.

Endora:

The indigenous African tribes, they do tobacco snuff.

Endora:

You find it in Europe, Australia.

Endora:

You'll find in the Asian country, but most prevalent, most people know the hape that

Endora:

is cultivated and loved on in the South America and in Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica.

Endora:

It comes from everywhere, and the primary, , tobacco is 20 times stronger

Endora:

and it is burned down into ash with these beautiful herbs and roots and

Endora:

tools, uh, crepe for personal use and a tepe to administer to someone that you

Endora:

love and trust, and it provides a mini meditative slash psychedelic experience.

Endora:

.. . Actually, if you don't mind me getting up, is that like against the rules ? Okay,

Endora:

so I'm going to actually get some of the tools and, and whatnot that I have here

Raven:

I believe I've seen the tools, if I'm not mistaken, , it's

Endora:

It is, it's through your sinus system and I'm

Endora:

Okay, I am back.

Endora:

Thank you so much for putting up with Endor-isms.

Endora:

Oh no, of course.

Endora:

That's how it goes.

Endora:

So this is the crepe.

Endora:

It looks like a little V.

Endora:

And this is what you use to self-administer.

Endora:

You blow through the short end and you self-administer through

Endora:

You can use any type of hape, but I really like the Hape from the Yawanawa tribe.

Endora:

Hey mama Washi, um, I love the hape from the Yawanawa tribe.

Endora:

It's very, I can feel, I hear them praying and singing when

Endora:

Literally, I can feel them, and that's very special to me.

Endora:

And then the tool that is used for ministering to an individual is a tepe.

Endora:

And the large end is where you load the hape, the tobacco ash, and then you blow

Endora:

One thing I do wanna say about.

Endora:

Because now a lot of people use that in the spiritual world, and I see

Endora:

There's little no respect and prayers.

Endora:

I guess it's the Southern in me.

Endora:

I'm real.

Endora:

I'm real about the respect thing and then also what it takes to.

Endora:

The tribe to gather all of the plants and replenish all of the plants in

Endora:

And then the prayers, the energy that's gone into it.

Endora:

And I just see people on the internet just dumping it in their hand and just, yep.

Endora:

I'm like, y'all, come on y'all.

Endora:

These, these are plants.

Raven:

Yeah.

Raven:

I feel the same way.

Raven:

I'm a firm believer that plants have spirits and tobacco spirit has been

Raven:

absolutely just destroyed and exploited for many, many, many generations.

Raven:

, so of course it's nice to see that there are cultures and tribes that do

Raven:

still honor a traditional tribal tobacco spirit, like a real ceremony behind it.

Raven:

Mm-hmm.

Raven:

, but , now that you've showed me that I am a little bit familiar, um, I have

Raven:

seen it at like vape shops and stuff, so I mean Oh, that's what I'm saying.

Raven:

That's what I'm saying.

Raven:

So like, that's not necessarily honoring the traditional culture.

Raven:

, and who knows what the actual export and that kind of stuff

Raven:

So I just, I worry about all that kind of stuff and I always wanna make sure

Raven:

the plants as much as we can honor the plant spirits as much as we can.

Raven:

And then also, like you said, moving forward with a, a sustainable,

Raven:

eco-friendly way that preserves the culture and conserves the actual plant.

Endora:

Exactly.

Endora:

Also , , I wanna speak a little bit too about when you serve someone

Endora:

else, cuz keep in mind you are blowing your breath into another individual.

Endora:

. I don't know how profound that is.

Endora:

Essentially you are blowing your spirit into another individual.

Endora:

Now, I don't know about you guys, but for me, I like to keep my spirit in

Endora:

attachments or entities that are not serving my greatest and highest good.

Endora:

That's another thing that I see is people just blowing each

Endora:

Do you even know this person?

Endora:

Have they done shadow work?

Endora:

Have they integrated?

Endora:

Do you know?

Endora:

. They did they just get finished, , arguing with their partner?

Raven:

Yeah.

Raven:

Seriously.

Raven:

Do you, you administer to people currently, in your practice?

Endora:

I do, and I take it very seriously.

Endora:

Very seriously.

Endora:

I do not administer if I'm not in the right head space . I will

Endora:

from anybody that I feel their spirit is, vexed at that moment.

Raven:

Yeah.

Raven:

And I take it that probably extends into your reiki practice, your sound healing

Endora:

It does.

Endora:

Um, sometimes during the session, spirit is like, this person needs some hape.

Endora:

And I'm like, okay.

Endora:

, and 10 times outta 10, they're like, yes.

Endora:

Let's do it.

Endora:

And they've never tried.

Endora:

It is like, I need clarity.

Endora:

So what happens is that hape travels through your sinus cavity

Endora:

and then it actually clears that mucus , that's stuck between your

Endora:

And so it actually acts as almost like a softener.

Endora:

Of that third eye.

Endora:

And I've had it described to me by , a first time user after I

Endora:

She's like, Endora, it's almost like a five minute edible.

Endora:

And she's like, I don't mean to be disrespectful, but that's the only phrase

Endora:

And so as the hape travels, it hits every energy center in your body.

Endora:

And it goes all the way down to your root chakra and you can feel it viscerally.

Endora:

You can feel it not only in your spirit, energy, man or energy

Endora:

You feel the tingle, the softness, and I like to train people.

Endora:

If you have trouble meditating as you sit with hape, just

Endora:

Into your third eye.

Endora:

So kind of move your eyes forward as your eyes are closed and look into

Endora:

people, they'll like, I see all these colors, or I saw my grandmother,

Endora:

It allows you to open up for a few moments to experience a different dimension.

Endora:

. . Raven: Very interesting.

Endora:

. I've never tried it myself.

Endora:

Like I've never been in an environment or a ceremony where it would be something

Endora:

It seems like, like I said, the only place that I see it is the vape shop,

Endora:

Good.

Endora:

I'm glad to hear that.

Endora:

But it's a beautiful, , experience.

Endora:

I love hape.

Endora:

I sit with hape daily.

Endora:

, a lot of people ask what side effects.

Raven:

.Is it safe?

Endora:

It it is safe.

Endora:

It's actually safe, safe, safe.

Endora:

I've heard of some people abusing hape.

Endora:

They have not integrated and they are seeking that calmness that

Endora:

So, Yeah.

Endora:

Yeah.

Endora:

So , they get addicted to the calmness, not the, plant medicine.

Endora:

And so it's advised that you start off with once a day, and then for more

Endora:

you can go up to three or four times a day just depending on what is needed.

Endora:

Typically, I don't do that much unless I'm of service.

Endora:

I'm in the ceremony setting.

Endora:

Because it actually acts as a spiritual shield as well.

Endora:

Tobacco is a shielding plant.

Endora:

. Yeah.

Endora:

So it acts when you're of service and you're in that ceremony space, you wanna

Endora:

And one way you can do that is with tobacco.

Endora:

I will tell you that entities and energies of low vibrations, they do not like hape.

Endora:

but it is good to administer to those who have an aversion to it cuz it, it

Endora:

it's just this beautiful powdery tobacco medicine that allows you to connect with

Raven:

wow.

Raven:

Yeah.

Raven:

I'm definitely very curious and I wanna thank you for putting the

Raven:

be used respectfully and , how it can be used safely and responsibly.

Raven:

I mean, how it can be used like spiritually too.

Raven:

I think that all these things are.

Raven:

Incredibly important to put out there.

Raven:

Cuz like I said, even starting this call, I wasn't super familiar with it.

Raven:

I had seen it, I've read a little bit, but there's a lot of conflicting

Raven:

there working with it . So . Thank you very much for sharing that.

Endora:

You're welcome.

Endora:

You're welcome.

Endora:

Yeah.

Endora:

I've seen some information that's, a little contradictory, like,

Endora:

No, you can't.

Endora:

Our ancestors been doing it thousands of years and you ain't never seen on a cave

Endora:

No.

. Raven:

Like you said though, it, it comes down to the integration because I think

. Raven:

cannabis, , ayahuasca even, , looking at psilocybin and mushrooms, yes, . We

. Raven:

can very much get addicted as a, as a soul to that level of bliss.

. Raven:

, but if we're not integrating it, that level of bliss is very fickle.

. Raven:

Soon it'll just be reminding you of what you haven't integrated and then

. Raven:

Exactly.

. Raven:

Yeah, exactly.

. Raven:

And then, if you're able to take that and bring it into your real life.

. Raven:

The next day, the following day, the week after.

. Raven:

That's, that's where the work is done.

. Raven:

So I see what you're saying with how people can become addicted to

. Raven:

because they're not actually doing the work that needs to be done.

. Endora:

Exactly.

Raven:

Yeah.

Raven:

I, I feel you there

Endora:

exactly

Raven:

To pivot the conversation just a little bit.

Raven:

I would love to hear, like, I know a little bit about breath work and how

Raven:

I'd love to know more about how this, how you use the practice

Raven:

in order to help people on their own journeys of self discovery.

Endora:

Perfect.

Endora:

So we, a lot of us have experienced trauma.

Endora:

I mean, coming out the birth canal is trauma.

Endora:

Yeah.

Endora:

And what I mean by trauma I is from a visceral sense or body sense, is where our

Endora:

nervous system has been disturbed in such a way that it, it imprints on our D N A.

Endora:

That's, it could be something as simple as you stubbing your toe

Raven:

Yeah.

Raven:

What I think about is if, if not us, our parents.

Endora:

Exactly.

Raven:

And that comes down, you know,

Endora:

it does because you have all that D N A just hanging out.

Endora:

Making you the person, making you raven, making you Endora.

Endora:

And guess what?

Endora:

I have my great grandmother's, my grandfather's mine, all that remembering

Endora:

And so a lot of times we get disconnected with our vessel.

Endora:

With this clay pot quoting quote, and so I discovered breath work because

Endora:

high that I was leaving my body at least I would say four times a day.

Endora:

It was not disassociation, it was literally my spirit.

Endora:

I would see myself.

Endora:

And I know this sound weird, guys, but stay with me because I was, with

Endora:

each awakening, I got more and more intense in my pursuit of seeking.

Endora:

So I would fast, I would pray, and I would get in such a meditative space

Endora:

that I would leave my, I would leave my body and I would see my vessel there.

Endora:

I see my vessels sitting there meditating and I'm looking at Endora

Endora:

I'm like, how is this even possible?

Endora:

Hello.

Raven:

No, I mean, I can, I can see where that would be scary at certain points.

Endora:

Yes.

Endora:

, I was so scared one night that I was going to leave my body, I actually slept

Endora:

under the fitted sheets thinking, thinking that I can enclose my spirit cause.

Endora:

I was scared.

Endora:

I was like, I kept telling, I, I was like, I feel like I'm dying.

Endora:

And people was like, do, are you suicidal?

Endora:

No, I'm not suicidal, but I feel my soul leave my body.

Endora:

I am leaving.

Endora:

I'm going.

Endora:

I see my, I am outside of myself looking at myself and fully aware of it.

Endora:

And they were like, oh, well what do you want for lunch?

Endora:

And so I was like, I need help again.

Endora:

Yeah.

Endora:

Trying to figure this out on my own.

Endora:

And one of my beautiful spirit guides Early in the morning, my eyes flew

Endora:

I heard breath,

Endora:

breath.

Endora:

I was like, okay, breath.

Endora:

So I, I said, okay, I'm gonna follow this rabbit hole.

Endora:

So I type in breath and Google the beautiful AI that it is, put

Endora:

And I started studying prana or breath work and I said, you know what?

Endora:

I need some formal training in this.

Endora:

So I said, spirit, Spirit guys, ascended, masters, all you cool cats and kittens.

Endora:

And that's how I taught to my spirit team.

Endora:

For real.

Raven:

I love that.

Endora:

And I said, uh, if this is something that you want me to pursue,

Endora:

Cuz you know the old adage, when the student is ready,

Endora:

So a couple, couple months go by.

Endora:

I'm la la la.

Endora:

And then all of a sudden I'm scrolling on Instagram.

Endora:

Now, keep in mind, I hadn't looked up breathwork, so it wasn't the AI

Endora:

And I saw this beautiful Southeast Asian woman who was full of life and

Endora:

full of knowledge and wisdom, and I could tell she was an old, old soul.

Endora:

She was here to be of service and she was offering breath work certifications

Endora:

I said, okay guys, here we go.

Endora:

Yeah.

Endora:

So took her class, learned different methods of breath work and how it affects

Endora:

Wired and tired, or you're awake and bake.

Endora:

It's, it's different, different ways you can breathe in order to, for you to come

Endora:

and calm your nervous system and your vagus nerve and get you into a state of,

Endora:

with you because, It's almost keep in mind when your nervous system is going haywire

Endora:

energetically, it's almost like you're, they're trying to touch a live socket.

Endora:

Yeah.

Endora:

It's like you, you kind of, you, you got, you got some static going on.

Endora:

So if you're looking to connect more deeply with the other

Endora:

world's dementias planes timeline, your nervous system is the key.

Endora:

I'm going to say that again.

Endora:

Your nervous system is the key for access.

Endora:

This has been proven through Tibetan monks.

Endora:

That's why your breath, how you breathe, getting your vessel into

Endora:

alignment, allowing that nervous system to come, allows you to connect.

Endora:

With other dimensions, planes, and timelines.

Endora:

It's just that simple.

Endora:

So right after I got my breath work, um, certification here, we could go

Endora:

And I'm like, y'all, come on

Raven:

Bad timing.

Endora:

Yes, you can breathe.

Endora:

Yes, you can breathe.

Endora:

And that got into people's subconscious.

Endora:

People don't understand how powerful , your vibration, and your

Endora:

Be careful what you say.

Endora:

, you can breathe.

Endora:

You are honored, you are honored and privileged to breathe.

Endora:

So that's, that's the breath work journey.

Endora:

So how I integrate that when I get a client, oh my God, Endora my

Raven:

Is that your typical client?

. Endora:

Well, yeah.

Raven:

Oh wow.

Raven:

Okay.

Raven:

, , that was gonna be, that next question is what'd your clientele , who comes to you?

Endora:

Everybody.

Endora:

Young, old, black, white, heterosexual.

Endora:

LGBQ Laqua.

Endora:

What's the little girl said on the Instagram says, Laqua everybody.

Endora:

I don't care who, I don't care about your vessel.

Endora:

I don't.

Endora:

. .. , I don't care if you have six legs and purple if you are looking to

Endora:

time, I'm like the man in this spiritual alley with the trench coat.

Endora:

What you want?

Endora:

I got it.

Endora:

What you want?

Endora:

I got it.

Endora:

You want some plant medicine?

Endora:

Let's go.

Endora:

You want some breath work?

Endora:

Let's go.

Endora:

You want some energy?

Endora:

Let's go.

Endora:

You want some divination?

Endora:

Let's go.

Endora:

Let's do it.

Raven:

I love that it's multifaceted, especially coming

Raven:

I would love to hear, how do you, if at all, do you identify religiously now?

Endora:

Don't, I do get to hold the ghost sometimes.

Endora:

Woo.

Endora:

But I don't, and I was so nervous to talk to my mother about this because

Endora:

part of the integration process is, , owning who and what you are.

Endora:

. However you show up, you show up.

Endora:

And so I could not keep my spiritual journey from my mother.

Endora:

And it was year three going into this.

Endora:

And Spirit was like, so when you gonna have that conversation,

Endora:

you guys are hilarious.

Endora:

And so, I called my mom one day and said, mom, can I talk to you?

Endora:

She's like, yeah, baby.

Endora:

What's going on with her son and self?

Endora:

I said, mommy, I got something to tell you and I don't know how you gonna take this?

Endora:

And she said, baby.

Endora:

Aw.

Endora:

I said, mom, I don't identify religiously as a traditional

Endora:

And she said, what do you, you know, her voice went up three octives.

Endora:

And I said, , I don't believe in the Jesus that you believe in.

Endora:

I believe Joshua was here walking Earth, and that's his name, Joshua,

Endora:

His true teachings.

Endora:

I said, however, I do not believe in the totality of the King James Bible.

Endora:

I do not subscribe to the modern interpretation of Christianity.

Endora:

And I said, I, for lack of a better term, mom, I'm gonna put it as simply as I can.

Endora:

I'm a witch,

Endora:

and she got quiet.

Endora:

For, I would say a good minute and a half.

Endora:

And I said, hello, mommy, are you there?

Endora:

She's like, yes, I'm here, baby.

Endora:

And she said, you know what?

Endora:

Whatever you need to do.

Endora:

To have your soul at ease.

Endora:

And I just burst out crying.

Raven:

Exactly.

Raven:

See, she got the true Christian message.

Endora:

Yes.

Endora:

And cuz I thought she was gonna disown me, I thought she was

Endora:

going to, you know, sequester me off into the proverbial corner.

Endora:

. And, uh, she did not do that.

Endora:

And fast forward five years later, my mom sat in her first ceremony six months ago.

Raven:

Wow.

Raven:

How was that?

Endora:

Oh, she loved it.

Endora:

. . She loved every, she's like this, just like delivery service in the basement.

Endora:

Just you doing it the dark with some drinks woo child, this

Endora:

She loved it.

Endora:

She loved every minute of it.

Endora:

. And she calls me all this when we gonna sit in our next ceremony.

Raven:

I love that.

Raven:

I love everyone's on their own journey.

Endora:

Yes.

Endora:

And circling back around, my mom diagnosed with bipolar two with depression.

Endora:

She was on her meds.

Endora:

She's like, Endora, I wanna get off this medication.

Endora:

I said, mommy, why don't you try Hape?

Endora:

Hape.

Endora:

What's that?

Endora:

I said I'm gonna come down cuz she's in Alabama.

Endora:

I'm gonna come down and I'm gonna bring my stuff and I want you to try it.

Endora:

I still have the picture of my phone.

Endora:

The first time my mom did hape out on the porch.

Endora:

She is in her little flower house, dress with her house shoes and she's

Endora:

Hmm.

Endora:

And she said, I wanna learn how to do it myself.

Endora:

Fast forward later, a year later, she's off all of her , psychotic medication.

Endora:

She's off.

Endora:

Nothing amazing.

Endora:

She's ran it past her psychiatrist.

Endora:

Her psychiatrist says, You know, if this is bringing you peace and

Endora:

So my mom does hape twice a day.

Endora:

It has helped with her arthritis.

Endora:

It has helped with her seasonal allergies.

Endora:

. . Plants Is what?

Endora:

Plants.

Endora:

Plants where it's out.

Endora:

Plant.

Endora:

Plant and fungi.

Endora:

Here we go!

Endora:

Plants and fungi.

Endora:

Everything that we need is here on earth plane.

Raven:

Yes.

Raven:

Everything.

Raven:

. Everything's provided for us.

Raven:

And think of how many medicines we've yet to discover.

Raven:

Sometimes I think about how many medicinal plants are in the

Raven:

Yes.

Raven:

You know, there's gotta be tons out there.

Endora:

Yes.

Endora:

I think about that too.

Endora:

Me and you think about a lot of things.

Endora:

We were both thinkers.

Endora:

I think about that too, as like they had barely touched the surface of the ocean

Endora:

Probably down deep in that beautiful under earth.

Endora:

I just, I can't, I, I don't know who I'll be alive to see it,

Endora:

If not, you know, but I praise Hape for helping my mom.

Endora:

, Raven: absolutely.

Endora:

, , what are some of the other really powerful, transformative

Endora:

things that you've witnessed with your different modalities?

Endora:

Oh, wow.

Endora:

, Raven: if you're comfortable

Endora:

of course I am.

Endora:

I keep this close to my heart, but energy work is real.

Endora:

Yeah.

Endora:

I am going to tell you, my daughter's fiance got shot 11 times.

Endora:

Yes.

Endora:

And, um, shot in the head, in the neck, thigh, buttocks, stomach, and

Endora:

they left the bullets in his head and his neck, and I think one in his back.

Endora:

Oh my God.

Endora:

And, um, because if they removed them, they, they were, he.

Endora:

Nine times outta 10, he was gonna be paralyzed.

Endora:

Yeah.

Endora:

And so my daughter calls me, he makes it home from the hospital.

Endora:

A week later, after all of this, she calls me, she's like, mommy, I

Endora:

I said, okay.

Endora:

I gather up my bag, my drum, my rattle.

Endora:

And take me a good spiritual bath, get my vessel clean to be of service.

Endora:

There's nothing wrong with hot service.

Endora:

You know this.

Endora:

It's fast food for a reason.

Endora:

But if you call me and say you, I am going to prepare your door's, going

Endora:

to fast and pray and shower and spray, and cuz I, I wanna be a proper service.

Endora:

Absolutely.

Endora:

So I go over there in my all white and I'm sitting in the corner.

Endora:

He's in the bed, and my daughter is in the doorway.

Endora:

She's sitting down and I just start singing and rocking,

Endora:

And I go over and I do non-touch energy work and.

Endora:

My daughter is crying.

Endora:

He's just, he, he, he don't know what's going on.

Endora:

He just going with the flow.

Endora:

My daughter starts singing and praying and I closed the session and I leave.

Endora:

My daughter calls me two days later and she said, mommy,

Endora:

I say, what baby?

Endora:

She says The bullet has come out of his neck and.

Endora:

It's healed.

Endora:

I said, what do you mean?

Endora:

She said, there's no hole there.

Endora:

Wow.

Endora:

I said, what?

Endora:

I said, explain to me what you, she said, ma, he woke up.

Endora:

The bullet was out of his neck laying on the pillow, and there is no hole there.

Raven:

Wow.

Endora:

So I get up, I go over there , and there is just like this small scar

Endora:

That's amazing.

Endora:

with the no touch energy work too.

Endora:

That's Yes.

Endora:

Incredible.

Endora:

Yes.

Endora:

That is the most profound experience that I've had.

Raven:

Wow.

Raven:

I mean, whenever I picture these types of modalities, I think more mental health.

Endora:

Mm-hmm.

Raven:

So to know that it can help with something, even that vital, something

Raven:

That's incredible.

Endora:

It is.

Endora:

And I was so honored and privileged that spirit allowed me to be a vessel of that.

Endora:

Cause I was not expecting that.

Endora:

I was just expecting, you know, just the calm, his nervous system a little bit.

Endora:

Just, , , moving some of that fear energy out of his vessel and no,

Endora:

. So then my daughter said, mom, can you come back and try to

Endora:

And I said, baby, I'm gonna have to fast and pray about two or three weeks for that

Raven:

,I'm thinking about how the Shipibo people who use Ayahuasca

Raven:

they describe their icaro songs as if it's like precision surgery.

Endora:

It is.

Endora:

Um, , , , I'm gonna go out on a limb and say this, you cannot

Endora:

. Because the medicine is alive.

Endora:

The shaman the paje, the curandero who ever facilitating that ceremony, , use

Endora:

So, it is a precision laser

Endora:

On how the medicine moves through your vessel and your soul body.

Endora:

. I'm gonna say it, I don't care who gets mad.

Endora:

If you're going to a ceremony with ayahuasca and icaros is not sang in such

Endora:

Cause you, you already took the medicine.

Endora:

You don't need to drive, you need to excuse yourself from the circle.

Raven:

Yeah, , it reminds me of how we have the, like the John Hopkins official

Raven:

they are in the room for hours in a dark room with the blindfolds after five grams.

Raven:

Listening to that particular playlist, it feels like that notion.

Raven:

However, with.

Raven:

10 thousands of years, thousands of generations perfecting it, passing it on,

Raven:

Like , even if you were born into the Shipibo tribe, that's

Raven:

still gonna be something that you have to be trained under.

Raven:

And I just think that we are.

Raven:

We're getting somewhere marrying music to ceremony.

Raven:

Yes.

Raven:

On a scientific level, we're getting somewhere for sure.

Raven:

, but , we still have thousands of years to catch up to be anywhere near

Endora:

Well, , I would challenge those that are taking a scientific

Endora:

route is to studying plant and fungi, um, in a way of, in, in that way to.

Endora:

Not, not use the test subject, but use yourself.

Raven:

Absolutely.

Endora:

Because this is the thing.

Endora:

, I'm still under apprenticeship as a padre, as a condo.

Endora:

And you have to, before they release you, one of the things they, uh, before you are

Endora:

allowed to serve the medicine, you have to learn how to navigate the medicine.

Endora:

. And what navigate the medicine is, is you have to learn how to ride the

Endora:

So how I describe it to people is when, when my beautiful.

Endora:

My beautiful paje when she, , allows me to, be of service and ceremony.

Endora:

She's looking for how I ride that vibration.

Endora:

So one, taking a large amount of plant medicine and still be

Endora:

. . And then also, , when you, because you can, I don't.

Endora:

When you, um, are blessed to be of service in that way, you can hear the medicine.

Endora:

. You can hear the fungi.

Endora:

I literally hear them.

Endora:

And when you sit with other pajes and curanderos, , you already know

Endora:

what they're going to sing and you are all, in the same frequency.

Endora:

. And you can literally see.

Endora:

We call it riding a wave.

Endora:

In plant medicine community, you can ride the music.

Endora:

It's like a rainbow.

Endora:

And different notes are different colors and, and I love riding the music.

Endora:

, when you ride the music, it's almost like you're on a surfboard.

Endora:

. , my first time I tried to ride the music, I stood up in ceremony.

Endora:

I could see the music coming from the shamans ,the pajes.

Endora:

I could literally see it with my, my eyes.

Endora:

And , I stood up and I got my feet about shoulder length apart, and I put

Endora:

And literally , I was riding the music and , after ceremony, my paje came up.

Endora:

She's like, I was wondering when you were going to get on your surfboard.

Endora:

She said, I've been waiting months for you to do it.

Raven:

Wow.

Endora:

And that , the music with the plant medicine, if you have a skilled

Endora:

. In your soul.

Endora:

It's nasty.

Raven:

Something western medicine will never, it's not

Endora:

I think so.

Endora:

, I believe in you guys.

Endora:

I wouldn't be here if I didn't.

Endora:

, I believe in humanity.

Endora:

I believe I'm your biggest chili.

Endora:

Yes, you will.

Endora:

You will.

Endora:

You will understand.

Endora:

We will come to a great understanding of frequency, vibration, and balance.

Endora:

We will come to an energy, we will come to a great understanding of that we have

Endora:

We have before those civilizations were destroyed.

Endora:

, But I truly believe we will come into balance.

Endora:

I know we will.

Endora:

I don't believe, I know.

Endora:

Natural knows.

Raven:

It's true.

Raven:

It's true.

Raven:

We're getting closer every day.

Endora:

Yes.

Raven:

Well, with that said, Endora, this has been an awesome conversation.

Raven:

I've learned so much from you, and I really hope we can keep it going.

Raven:

I'd love to have you on again.

Raven:

Yeah.

Raven:

, I have so many more questions I wanna dive into, but I guess my next big

Raven:

one is kind of what's next for you and where can listeners find you online?

Endora:

Perfect.

Endora:

So what's next for me is I'm transitioning from natural nose

Endora:

So, um, the hummingbird spirit is one of sweetness.

Endora:

And it's actually the spirit, , the energy that can come close to

Endora:

To smitherines in traditional culture.

Endora:

We deliver messages back and forth, , the message of love and truth and serenity

Endora:

truly sweet And spreading that love as we fly back and forth great distances.

Endora:

So Hummingbird Healing House will be a nonprofit organization where

Endora:

people of low income or no income can come and receive healing modalities.

Endora:

I'm gonna venture off a little bit.

Endora:

I know we're rapping , and I know that they're doing it because of

Endora:

hurts my soul to see , psilocybin ceremonies that are 3000, 5,000.

Raven:

Oh my.

Raven:

Don't even get me started.

Raven:

I could talk for three hours on how awful that is.

Endora:

Yes.

Endora:

So, um, I need to, I need, again, we will have balance,

Raven:

Yeah, . , it takes some people out there doing the good work to make

Endora:

Yes.

Endora:

so, um, that will be rolling out in the next three to six

Endora:

I want to have a permanent retreat space for people to come and rest and,

Endora:

them from massage, to plant medicine work, whatever that looks like for you.

Endora:

And you don't have to, uh, sell your firstborn child to participate.

Endora:

Um, you can find me online at natural knows on Instagram, , and

Endora:

my website is www natural knows llc.com and you can find me there.

Endora:

Um, And also you can find me in the cosmos.

Endora:

A lot of people when they come in contact, they be like, Endora, I've been

Endora:

to you, I and you, and you just like guided me through different situations.

Endora:

And I'm like that again.

Endora:

Have you, did I not tell you who and what I am?

Endora:

My soul is an awakening and ascension specialist, so wherever

Endora:

you need it, I am there out of truth and love and of service.

Raven:

Wow.

Raven:

Thank you so much, Endora, for being able to come online today.

Raven:

A Soul Ascension specialist that is, that's very, very heavy, hard work

Raven:

. Endora: I love it and I, I

Raven:

I keep telling myself I'm not gonna come back, but I'm coming back.

Raven:

Yeah.

Raven:

So I feel I'm a firm believer they don't really get a choice in some matters.

Raven:

Yes.

Raven:

You know, the wheels, yeah.

Raven:

The wheels of karma are always churning.

Raven:

And they got you.

Endora:

Yeah.

Endora:

They got me.

Endora:

They got me.

Endora:

So I'm here to be of internal service to divide, source, creator,

Endora:

To the human species cuz we will have balance and we will ascend.

Endora:

And I love each and every one of you all.

Endora:

And I, I pray blessings upon you and your bloodline and health and wealth and

Endora:

All right, so that's all we have for today, everyone.

Endora:

I'm your host, Raven, and I thank you very much for tuning into this

Endora:

That was Dora Todd, aka Hummingbird, and you can find out more about

Endora:

or across her various social media, all located down in the show notes.

Endora:

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Endora:

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Endora:

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Endora:

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Endora:

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Endora:

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Uncover the healing potential of plant medicine with the "Plants Saved My Life" podcast. Join us weekly for real stories from patients who have overcome chronic conditions with the help of plant-based treatments and insights from specialized medical practitioners, therapists, shamans, and other experts in non-pharmacological forms of healing.

Learn about the latest advancements in patient-focused, holistic medicine and the potential of plant medicine in healing various disorders. Discover the benefits of entheogens, naturopathy, psychedelics, and functional nutrition.

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