One of our goals is to introduce you to amazing Unlimited women who we believe have something to share with the world that will powerfully help women worldwide step more confidently into their unlimited potential and possibilities in life, business, health, wealth and so much more. This is why we are featuring several Unlimited Women each year and today, we want to introduce you to Dr. Becky Center, Founder and CEO of MantraMed.
Becky Center, often referred to as the Mantra Mama, is passionate about helping women entrepreneurs download the new ‘feminine operating system’ so that they can step out of confusion, overwhelm, and exhaustion in order to serve their clients with clarity and ease. Along with her husband, she started the School of Mystic Arts (SOMA) as a way to share their passion and expertise with the world while connecting individuals more deeply to themselves, each other, nature and the divine. While not about ‘hocus pocus’, SOMA is a path to connect you to your unique version of magic so that you can create the life of your dreams. Their current focus, The Moonrise Project, shows you how to align your business with the phases of the moon and the seasons of the year so that you are connected more deeply to your purpose, prosperity, pleasure and peace.
[if !supportLists]1. [endif]Please tell us a little about you and your business
I am passionate about helping women entrepreneurs download the ‘feminine operating system’ so that they can step out of confusion, overwhelm, and exhaustion in order to serve their clients with clarity and ease. My husband and I started the School of Mystic Arts (SOMA) as a way to share our passion and expertise with the world while connecting individuals more deeply to themselves, each other, nature and the divine. While not about ‘hocus pocus’, SOMA is a path to connect you to your unique version of magic so that you can create the life of your dreams. Our current focus, The Moonrise Project, shows you how to align your business with the phases of the moon and the seasons of the year so that you are connected mored deeply to your purpose, prosperity, pleasure and peace.
2. What is your personal and business mission and vision?
My mission is to shift the way we interact with time so that we are no longer enslaved by it, but are true masters. Time is the one resource that we all have the same amount of yet it rarely feels that way. By working with natural cycles and finding your own rhythm we can come together in harmony and truly enjoy the lives that we have created. My vision for myself and my family has already started to unfold. We moved to Costa Rica and continue to travel to teach and lead retreats around the world. My desire is to inspire others so that they may touch those around them and let the ripple effect work its magic. My goal along with my husband is to reconnect us all to our own unique magic and to find ease in life while being of service to others.
3. What motivates you as a woman and feminine entrepreneur?
On June 21 of this year, I collapsed. I fell flat on my face in in Sedona, Arizona. This was one day after fully committing to aligning with the emerging Moonrise system of planning my work and life around the moon phases and finally doing less.
A number of leaders in the healing and coaching world started to confide in me that they too were struggling with adrenal fatigue, hormonal imbalances, exhaustion and that ‘business as usual’ was NOT working anymore. There was a hunger for a new way of doing things that mere self care or productivity tricks were not going to provide. I also noticed a surge in “this might sound crazy” and “you’re the only one that I’ve told” type conversations that often ended with a greater sense of peace knowing that something is really shifting in our world and that it doesn’t have to be all trials and trumps. Something powerful and positive is emerging and while the guru model may be dead, the need for collaboration between women leaders is at an all time high.
Working together, creating together, while feeling fulfilled and energized motivates me. Knowing that there’s a system that’s not a just masking a symptom but allowing us to evolve the way we do business keeps me going and I’m so excited to share it!
4. Other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you have made for yourself and your business?
I’ve gotten the message for years to slow down and do less. While that sounds wonderful in theory it’s been a challenge to implement as I love what I do and the clients that I work with. Aligning my business with the phases of the moon and knowing when to work full out and when to rest has been monumental. No longer do I work until I crash or neglect my self care because there isn’t enough time. I finally feel like I have time on my side.
5. What is the most rewarding aspect of your success?
I absolutely LOVE seeing women do less while creating more. What do they create? Well that’s a part of the surprise as it’s unique to each woman. Women are not only capable of creating babies and businesses, but a life that truly suits our unique design and our reason for being on this planet. Seeing other women step out of the pursuit of perfection and into their own Rhythm of Success allows me to see the legacy that I want to leave in action. I find it so rewarding that we get to share in this success together as women, as humans BEINGS rather than merely human doings.
6. What strategy do you use to keep your energy and vibration high?
I take a week off every month to focus on rest and reflection. During the Into the Darkness phase of the moon, which is the week leading up to the New Moon, I get a massage, spend extra time in meditation, limit my screen time and have someone else cook and clean. I do not generally work with clients that week, which was one of the hardest parts for me to implement. By focusing on contemplation (and giving myself the time and space to do so) I feel more connected to the divine and ready to step into action the following week. I also feel that I can operate from a place of clarity for the entire month with keeps my energy up instead of wasting it in confusion.
7. Who is your greatest inspiration? Feel free to share several
I consider inspiration to be both the feeling of taking a deep breath and being deeply moved by spirit. Right now my greatest inspiration is my 2 year old son Lux. In so many ways he reminds me to breathe and how we are all connected to some sort of spirituality. Creating an environment where he can thrive has been part of our motivation to move to Costa Rica and work less. Witnessing his creativity, passion and deep connection keep me connected to those qualities in myself as well. I’m learning a deeper way to be resourced and stay connect to my purpose without losing time with my family or my clients. It seems like magic and frankly I think it just might be, but the catalyst that he has been in my life also keeps me as grounded and practical as ever.
8. How do you deal with set-backs?
To put it simply, breathe and reconnect to my WHY. I feel that when I lose my why I lose my way and that is often a factor when I experience a set-back. When I’m able to take a breath and reconnect to my why I can see the bigger picture and understand the ‘plot twist’ of my story. Knowing yourself deeply is why we began the Moonrise Membership with the focus on self and purpose as well as to your breath, body and voice. These are the things that I come back to time and time again when I experience the unexpected challenges in life, whether being tear gassed in Peru or an emergency C-section with my son.
9. How do you define success?
To me success is a balance of purpose, prosperity, pleasure and peace. I have a deep need, as I think we all do, to be involved in meaningful work. It’s more than just surviving and having a stable income, prosperity is about thriving and really flourishing. Yes, of course, there is a financial side to it all.
I don’t want money to ever come between my husband and I, nor take my attention away from being present with my child (or my clients). During a prosperity ritual that I did with my husband years ago, I had a vision of a woman joyfully handing out stacks of cash to others. There was a delight in circulating the money and like any form of energy it is meant to flow.
Pleasure is not to be taken lightly. All work and no play has farther reaching consequences than merely making ‘Jack a dull boy’; enjoyment, ecstasy and sensuality are meant to be a part of the human experience and I feel deeply connected to myself and my work when I can continuously connect to that which is pleasurable for me.
Finally, peace for me is a must. While I love adventure and have a crazy story or two, I am prone to anxiety and overwhelm, so a sense of spacious and freedom is necessary.
10. What do you think is the best way to achieve long-term success or is there a formula?
Long-term success comes from the alignment and flow of each day, each month and each year. It is also a recognition of what phase of life you are in and making adjustments accordingly. To me, this alignment comes by following natural cycles and getting to know my own rhythms and definitions of success. I know that for me success is not a long uphill climb to some imagined promised land that I will eventually get to enjoy. I’ve chosen to create a life with my family that feels like we are always on retreat, were it’s hard to tell what is work and what is play, and that income is easy. This is something that I can imagine doing the rest of my life and if that isn’t long-term then I don’t know what is.
11. What is your #1 tip to being an unlimited, successful woman and feminine entrepreneur?
Plan your business around the seasons of the year and phases of the moon! To get your FREE planning guide, go to www.SchoolofMysticArts.com/planning.
12. Describe your typical day as a feminine entrepreneur
No day is typical with a toddler and business, but I have found a typical rhythm for each phase of the moon that has helped me reclaim my energy, get clear about what I’m focusing on and ultimately DO less.
During the Emergence phase (New Moon to 1st Quarter) I start my days slow and enjoy the tropical mornings with my husband and son. I then work for 2-3 hours but ultimately the focus is still on me and my purpose so much of my time is in study, writing and going deeper into my work.
Once Rhythm of Success phase (1st Quarter to Full Moon) rolls around I am ready for action with abundant energy and desire to connect. It feels SO good to connect with clients, speak at events and lead trainings during this week. My ‘full steam’ is not what it used to be though as I may work 4-5 hours a day for 3 or 4 days out of the week. This is my prosperity week!
During the Emission phase (Full Moon to 3rd Quarter) i start to wrap things up, go back to a 2-3 hour work day and book any self care appointments for the following week. I get done what I can and then table the rest until the next month so that I can really rest and reflect during the final phase. Pleasure and connection to nature are in my awareness throughout the week.
While Into the Darkness (3rd Quarter to New Moon) is occurring, my job is to rest, meditate and receive the messages from the divine. I listen deeply to my body and my inner guidance as to what is needed day by day and allow my days to be as spacious as possible.
13. What is your last or current book you read and why?
I’m rarely reading just one book… luckily much of my personal interest, business focus and PhD research are related.
I am reading a couple books on flow states including Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal and Flow by Mihaly Csiksgentmihalyi as my PhD research is about the relationship between chanting Sanskrit mantras and states of consciousness, particularly flow states.
I am also re-reading Vac: The Concept of the Word in Selected Hindu Tantras by Andre Padoux as we prepare to release a brand new 21 Day Mantra Meditation course on the ecstasy of Sanskrit alphabet and how the world is said to be created out of the orgasmic moan of the goddess.
14. Do you have a mentor/coach and if so, can you share what areas you are working on (this is optional because it’s personal, but thought we’d ask)
I have several formal and informal mentors that I work with. I would feel out of integrity supporting others if I was not receiving support myself. Some time ago, I was talking to my husband about hiring a new coach. I had had a couple unsavory experiences in the past and found myself a bit jaded. Having trained yoga teachers and life coaches for many years, I had a expectations of the space that I wanted held for me to truly grow and evolve. I stated that I wanted to “find my me.” The very next day a colleague contacted me about piloting a new angle of her coaching work and digging deeper into my wounds and gifts. I’ve been working with her ever since and we often focus on the thousands of project ideas that I have and how to keep me out of confusion and overwhelm.
I also have the most amazing health coach that I have access to 24/7. This is such relief when traveling around the world with a toddler. I’ve known that I was riding the line and doing too much for a long time; I kept myself going with yoga, good food and meditation, but enough was finally enough. I’m finally filling my tank and not just running on fumes and I didn’t realize how important that was to me until recently.
I also have an incredible network of soul family coaches, healers and entrepreneurs that nourish and support each other. Perhaps as you read this you feel that connection as well. We are meant to work together. I’m over trying to do it all myself.
15. What is your next “big” project?
My next big project is to write The Moonrise Project book and get the product line complete. So much has been pouring in over the last year. What I thought was going to be a revival of a Moon Mantra chanting project that I had started many years ago began to reveal itself as a movement.
I started to see that the return of the feminine did not have to be struggle or a fight and that it was rooted in aligning more with our purpose, opening to prosperity, anchoring into pleasure and welcoming peace. I also started to understand that everything I had been working on for the last 10+ years was a part of this project; it was like it all began to make sense and I could see how all of the pieces fit together.
We’re working on the artwork for the Moonrise Oracle deck, laying out the planner and inspirational journal and outlining the book. We filmed a whole years of videos for the Moonrise Membership in a matter of days with energy and excitement to spare.
16. How would you define being unlimited as a woman and feminine entrepreneur?
Being unlimited as a feminine entrepreneur is about finding the balance between financial freedom, time freedom AND energy freedom. When all of these flow together you feel clear, confident and connected all while doing less and creating more.
17. Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
As a gift to the readers I’d love to offer you the first month of Moonrise Membership for only $1!
And remember, the four phases of the moon are there to guide and support you on your path. The four phases are listed below and if you’d like to learn more, check out The Moonrise Project ebook where we go just a little deeper into each of the phases and how can do less while creating more! Get you FREE copy at www.SchoolofMysticArts.com/ebook.