LATHAM THOMAS

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latham thomas

the new school interview

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TAURUS, RISING LIBRA AND SAGITTARIUS MOON

 

CALLED HERE TO:

SUPPORT WOMEN AT THE THRESHOLD OF CHANGE IN THEIR LIVES. I SERVE AS A BIRTH DOULA, AUTHOR AND ENTREPRENEUR IN THE WOMEN’S WELLNESS SPACE.

 

CREATE

WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION?

I AM INSPIRED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE EACH DAY, TO TOUCH SOMEONE IN AN IMPACTFUL WAY. TOUCH TRANSMITS INTENTION… THIS IS WHY I AM SO COMPELLED TO DO THE WORK I DO WITH WOMEN AND MOTHERS- USHERING NEW LIFE INTO THE WORLD REQUIRES A REVERENCE OF SPIRIT AND A CELEBRATION OF THE MAGIC OF THE FEMALE BODY. I AM MOVED BY THE CREATIVE MAGIC AND SPIRIT IS THAT IT IS IN EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE, WE WOMEN ARE ALCHEMISTS.

 

WHICH CREATIVE FIGURE INSPIRES YOU MOST?

GOD, THE UNIVERSAL SOURCE OF CREATION VIBRATION. 

 

INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT YOU GOOGLE OVER?

I REALLY LOVE MY SISTER CLEO WADE WHO USES HER GIFTS TO UPLIFT THE WORLD WITH HER WORDS. 

 

MOVE

WHAT MOVES YOU TO ACT?

I WAS RAISED KEENLY AWARE OF WHO I AM, MY POWER, AS WELL AS THE BOXES THE DOMINANT CULTURE MAY TRY TO SQUEEZE ME INTO. I HAVE CULTIVATED TOOLS OF COMPASSION AND DEVELOPED MY SPIRITUAL FITNESS TO BE FLEXIBLE, CONSCIOUS, AND EMOTIONALLY PREPARED TO MEET THE SOCIAL ISSUES THAT AFFECT US ALL. I AM MOVED TO RISE UP IN PEACE IN SOLIDARITY WITH MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS. 

 

WHAT MOVEMENT PRACTICE GETS YOU MOST IN YOUR BODY?

YOGA DRAWS ME DEEP INTO MY BODY AND GROUNDS ME IN SPIRIT AND FLESH. 

 

IDEAL RETREAT DESTINATION?

THE LOWER ANTELOPE CANYON, NAVAJO NATION IN THE ALLUVIAL ROCK FORMATIONS. THIS IS HOLY GROUND.

 

BELIEVE

WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE TO BE TRUE ABOUT YOURSELF?

I AM A NURTURER, A CULTIVATOR. I CAN MAKE SPACE FOR ANYTHING TO GROW. 

 

WHO BELIEVED IN  YOU THE MOST?

MY MOTHER, MY GRANNY, WHO RECENTLY PASSED AWAY AN MY FIANCÉ ARE THE THREE PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN ME THE MOST.

 

3 THINGS ON YOUR ALTAR/SACRED SPACE?

AURA QUARTZ, PALO SANTO, DEVOTIONAL CANDLES.

 

NOURISH

GARDENER, COOK, OR HOST?

OH I AM ALL THREE! I LOVE CULTIVATING NEW LIFE AND OBSERVING THE GROWTH FROM SEED TO FLOWER. I GREW UP STUDYING PLANT SYSTEMS SO MY LIFE OUTLOOK IS THROUGH THE LENS OF SACRED LIFE CYCLES. I ALWAYS INCORPORATE FRESH SEASONAL FOODS FROM THE GARDEN INTO MY PREPARATIONS. I COOK FOR MY FAMILY DAILY AND I LOVE TO ENTERTAIN, FOR ME CREATING A TABLE-SCAPE WITH SPECIAL FLOURISHES, AND THEMATIC ELEMENTS AND FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS BRINGS ME SO SUCH JOY. TO CREATE A SPACE FOR PEOPLE TO COMMUNE AND CELEBRATE LIFE AND EXPERIENCE MY SOULFUL VEGAN COOKING ALWAYS FEEDS MY SOUL. 

 

3 THINGS ALWAYS IN YOUR KITCHEN?

I ALWAYS HAVE TRUFFLE SALT, IT MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER. AVOCADOS ARE A STAPLE IN MY HOME, WE USE THEM IN A VARIETY OF WAYS. COCONUT OIL, WHICH WE USE FOR COOKING, SKIN CARE AND HAIRCARE. 

 

FAVORITE NOURISHING LOCALE AT HOME + AFAR?

I LOVE JÁ JÁ JÁ VEGAN MEXICAN IN CHINATOWN HERE IN NYC. I FREQUENT CAFE GRATITUDE IN LA. AND IN PARIS MY BELOVED WILD AND THE MOON IS MY FIRST STOP OFF WHEN I LAND IN THE CITY OF LIGHTS. 

  

CELEBRATE

HOW ARE YOU CELEBRATING  TODAY?

I AM SPENDING SOME TIME ALONE AND MOON MAPPING, WHICH I TALK ABOUT IN MY NEW BOOK, OWN YOUR GLOW: A SOULFUL GUIDE TO LUMINOUS LIVING AND CROWNING THE QUEEN WITHIN. 

 

WHAT GETS YOU INTO A STATE OF PURE JOY?

BIRTH, WITNESSING A WOMAN CROSS THE THRESHOLD AND EMERGE ON THE OTHER SIDE. TO WITNESS WOMEN AT THEIR MOST POWERFUL AND MOST VULNERABLE - THAT IS A SACRED GIFT THAT I CHERISH AS A DOULA AND IT BRINGS ME DEEP JOY.

 

FAVORITE SONG ON A PARTY PLAYLIST?

PLEASURE PRINCIPAL BY JANET JACKSON

 

SERVE

HOW DO YOU SERVE YOURSELF BEFORE TAKING CARE OF OTHERS?

THIS IS MY MINISTRY, SELF-CARE. DOING UNTO OTHERS AFTER YOU HAVE DONE UNTO YOURSELF. SELF-CARE OR WHAT I CALL GLOW TIME IS SOMETHING I CHECK INTO ON A MOMENT-TO-MOMENT BASIS TO EVALUATE WHAT IT IS THAT I TRULY NEED. I MEDITATE, TAKE A HOT BATH IN OUR MAMA GLOW RITUAL BEAUTY: ROSY GLOW TIME COCONUT BATH. I PREPARE MY ENERGETIC FIELD SO THAT I CAN EXPAND MY CAPACITY TO GIVE AND RECEIVE. I TRAVELED ON BOOK TOUR AND SAW 50,000 PEOPLE ACROSS THE US OVER 24 EVENTS, SIGNED THOUSANDS OF BOOKS, LED MASS GUIDED MEDITATIONS TO THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AND I FELT ENERGIZED BECAUSE I MOTHER MYSELF FIRST. 

 

WHOSE MISSION ARE YOU CALLED TO SHARE?

THERE ARE MANY BUT SO MANY GET THE SHINE, WHILE OTHERS STRUGGLE FOR SUPPORT. I REALLY WANT TO LIFT THE HAPPY PERIOD, A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT ALLOCATES MENSTRAUTION SUPPLIES FOR HOMELESS WOMEN. THEY ARE COMMITTED TO NORMALIZING OUR SACRED FEMININE PROCESSES AS WELL. AND I WANT TO LIFT GEMS A NON-PROFIT THAT SUPPORTS YOUNG WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN THE VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING. 

 

HEALING

HEALER/PRACTITIONER ON SPEED DIAL?

MY GRANNY WHO RECENTLY PASSED AWAY… I HAVE HER ON SPEED DIAL IN HEAVEN. SHE IS WATCHING OVER ME AND I TALK TO HER DAILY. ON THIS EARTHLY PLANE… MY MASSAGE THERAPIST EMMA XU IS A GODSEND.

 

WHAT MODALITY ARE YOU MOST CURIOUS ABOUT OR WANT TO TRY?

I’M WELL GROUNDED IN THE TOOLS I HAVE WITHIN MY SPIRITUAL ARSENAL. I AM MOST INTERESTED IN OF SERVICE AND HOLDING THE HANDS OF OTHERS WAS THEY TRAVERSE THEIR PATH OF UNCHARTED WATERS. I AM HERE TO WITNESS AND AFFIRM THOSE WHO COME INTO MY PATH. 

 

WHAT HERBS, SUPERFOODS OR HIGH VIBE PRODUCTS KEEP YOU THRIVING?

MOONJUICE SPIRIT DUST IS A PART OF MY SHAKES, I ALSO TAKE THEIR TOCOTRIENOLS. I USE TUMERIC AND GINGER IN MY JUICING AND IN MY COOKING- BOTH FRESH AND DRIED AND BLUE GREEN ALGAE IS EVERYTHING. 

 

 

EXPAND

WHEN HAS YOUR HEART EXPANDED TO ITS GREATEST CAPACITY?

WHEN I GAVE BIRTH TO MY SON AND GAZED INTO HIS EYES FOR THE FIRST TIME MY HEART WAS FOREVER IMPRINTED. HE IS NOW 14 YEARS-ALIVE AND I STILL MARVEL AT HIM AND HIS UNIQUE BRAND OF MAGIC. I AM SO BLESSED. 

 

WHAT ENTERED YOUR LIFE AS A RESULT OF YOUR EXPANSION?

I WAS OPEN TO LISTENING TO THE WHISPERS AND ALLOWING MYSELF TO EXPLORE THE PATH OF SERVICE IN A DEEPER WAY. I WAS ABLE TO RECOGNIZE AND RECEIVE MY BELOVED WHEN HE APPEARED TO ME AND MAINTAIN A LOVING AND FRUITFUL RELATIONSHIP IN SUPPORT OF GROWING EACH OTHER. 

 

CONSCIOUS

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE CONSCIOUS?

FOR ME CONSCIOUSNESS IS AWARENESS AND DEEP EMBRACE OF WHAT IS. KNOWING YOUR INTIMATELY YOUR INTRICATE TOPOGRAPHY, EMBRACING YOUR LUMINOSITY AND TRUSTING YOUR MAGIC. 

 

WHAT IS A CONSCIOUS LIFESTYLE?

LIVING IN THE TRUTH OF WHAT I SAID ABOVE AND ALSO MAKING CHOICES ALIGNED WITH THE INTENTION OF RAISING THE VIBRATION OF EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING YOU ENCOUNTER.