Catching Up With Shaman Makhosi Hefisah Nejeser
LL: How would you describe yourself and what you do?
I’m a Human Potential Expert & Mystic, a Spiritual Advisor to Elite Celebrities, Entrepreneurs & Executives guiding them into personal freedom, depth of fulfillment & significance.
LL: How your WV identity/roots did or did not shake her international success.
I don’t allow my WV upbringing to hold me back. It’s very easy to use my roots as an excuse to stay small but I instead choose for it to be part of my WHY. I aspire to be the example I wish I had seen growing up in small town WV.
LL: How did/did not your upbringing in WV prepare her for Shaman training.
Growing up mixed race in WV wasn’t for the faint of heart. It takes grit for us to survive immersed in a space that isn’t really for “us”. I feel like having overcome so much in WV set the stage for me to develop characteristics that are still serving me in countless ways.
LL: What truths does West Virginia hold that (or not) that are overlooked (or embraced) in your spiritual growth and teaching.
The biggest Truth from WV that I embrace in my own teachings is the importance of connection. In WV, going to Walmart is like a high school reunion & the depth of connection is VERY difficult to find in most places. I imagine how different the world could be if everyone knew their neighbors like West Virginia’s do.
LL: What advice do you have for those trying to shape a better tomorrow in West Virginia.
You have every valid excuse to not try but you don’t get to keep the excuse and also progress. It’s going to take getting comfortable with what’s uncomfortable because doing what’s always been done means nothing will improve. It’s not going to be the government that changes WV, it’s going to be everyday citizens CHOOSING to go against the status quo.