Madison Margolin and Alexandra Roxo talk about the influence of Ram Dass on her work, stepping into the sacred feminine and becoming more embodied with psychedelics.
Alexandra Roxo is a bestselling author and coach to women, specializing in a holistic and spiritual approach to love, sex, and intimacy. Her writing and art around modern femininity, spirituality, and sexuality can be found in her book, F*ck Like a Goddess: Heal Yourself, Reclaim Your Voice, Stand in Your Power, and in her podcast, Holy F*ck with Alexandra Roxo. She coaches women to live from their hearts, to express the song of their souls, and live open and alive in all areas of life. Learn more about her at alexandraroxo.com, and follow her on Instagram.
Be Here Nowish
Madison and Alexandra discuss how she was inspired to create her show, Be Here Nowish, which was about trying to be on a spiritual path in the modern world. Alexandra shares how she first discovered Be Here Now, and the influence and inspiration Ram Dass has had both in her work and her life. Madison and Alexandra talk about whether or not having a guru is important.
“I just remember having a full experience reading [Be Here Now], and being just in it, like a full psychedelic experience, full spiritual experience. Something in me really awakened and opened; there was a deep, deep knowing, and a deep, deep clarity.” – Alexandra Roxo
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Coming Back Home to Love (21:00)
Madison asks Alexandra about her relationship to psychedelics. Alexandra shares how some of the experiences she’s had while exploring psychedelics have helped teach her how to feel and become more embodied. Madison and Alexandra discuss the feeling of being ‘at home’ that can be brought on by a psychedelic experience, almost like coming back home to love.
“For me, the psychedelic experience has been one of re-entry back into, ‘Oh, wait, I want to feel what’s happening in my body,’ not only sensationally, but emotionally. Like, I want to actually learn that language and be close to that. I don’t want to have to feel the feelings from two years ago that I stored away, I want to learn to feel things in real time.” – Alexandra Roxo
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The Sacred Feminine (39:35)
Madison and Alexandra explore how her book is about stepping into the sacred, empowered feminine. Alexandra talks about how she feels like modern spirituality is all about control, but her book is about being open to all that life brings, the good and the bad. They end by touching on the topic of gender, and whether an orgasm itself can be like a psychedelic state.
“I wrote from the perspective of my own experience, but then talking about the journey of this reclaiming, healing, deprogramming, and all of the different ways that I tried to wriggle out of those old skins.” – Alexandra Roxo