Creativity is not often experienced and displayed in calculated moments. Feeling free to channel open energy can pave the way for deeply satisfying creative experiences in everyday life. It was exactly this change in thinking that lead Blu, artist and divine feminine powerhouse, to shift her life- course and awaken to her purpose.
Born in Manchester, UK, Charlotte Victoria, known as Blu, is a sound alchemist, artist, female empowerment mentor, and a medicine woman.
Using voice activation, holistic sound healing, and gene-keys decoding, Blu offers support for people to unlock their creative potential and tap into radical self-expression. A modern-day mystic of the ancient healing arts, Blu navigates the world of extra-sensory perception and utilizes the power of sound frequencies to support the body’s healing by bringing peace and relaxation to the central nervous system.
Together with her sisterhood partner, Azrya, Blu is currently devoted to their creation, Ancient Intelligence. AI is a transformational space for influencers and world leaders to dive into their potential, redefining what it means to be human.
In a warm and frank chat with Face the Current’s Woody Woodrow, Blu shares the ways in which we can enhance our creativity, channel the divine feminine, and accelerate our evolution. The path may be less traveled, but Blu knows the way. Follow along!
We are all here to create; we are creators of our reality and that’s a creation in itself. Our life is our legacy; our life is our message. How can we create our message to have as much power as possible?
Woody Woodrow: What got you started on a creative path?
Blu: Well, I’ve always loved creating; especially as a child. There was a lot of magic in my life and I created a lot, painting whenever I could. During my schooling, I was asked to choose a major. From there, I went down a different route and I didn’t create for almost 17 years. Even still, I always knew I had it in me. I would doodle on the side of my accounting homework, getting in trouble for drawing on myself and the people who sat next to me. It was never something that I sent all my energy toward though, because I was always told “you can’t make money as an artist; art is not the sustainable route.” My path from college lead me to becoming a production manager and sitting in an office from 9-5, five days a week. I thought, “There’s got to be something more than this. There’s got to be something that I am uniquely good at.” Many people could do what I did as a project manager, but I can be an artist by channeling whatever wants to come through me, and that makes me unique. I started doodling during my lunch breaks. I would doodle on Post-It notes and I would doodle pictures of my friends to send to them. One time, my friend posted one of the doodles on Facebook. Her friends saw it and asked if I could do a commission piece, so I started making a bit of money on the side doing little pencil portraits.
Shortly thereafter, I went to a transformational festival called “Lightning in a Bottle” and I watched a bunch of adults powerfully playing. They were hula hooping, juggling with fire, selling their artwork, dancing around in cool costumes, and it just really ignited the magic that I felt as a kid. I was like, “It is real, and it can exist!” It doesn’t have to be that you grow up and forget about the realness of magic. Magic is real in the eyes of people that believe it’s real and I had believed other peoples’ truth for too long. After going to that festival and having that tickle about artwork, I decided I couldn’t do another week in the office. I quit my job with no real understanding of what I was doing, and I took a trust-fall into the universe. I was caught in one of the most profound ways you can imagine.
WW: What do you do when you feel like your creative energy is stagnant?
Blu: Nature, movement, and happy food. I need clean energy going into my body, a clean environment, nature, truth, and remembrance. Movement moves the chi which is the life-force energy around the body. Freestyle dancing opens the channel for me.
Some of the tools I like to surround myself with along this path of the empowered, awakened woman: crystals, sage, Palo Santo, dream journals, alters, musical instruments from all over the world, feathers I’ve found on my walks in nature, fresh flowers, essential oils, tribal markers, tarot, candles, vegan nibbles, sisterhood, and a dose of womb magic. It’s all the forgotten knowing. The great remembering is happening. Who’s with me?
WW: What would you tell someone who doesn’t think they are creative or doesn’t feel like they have a creative outlet?
Blu: I don’t believe that we’re all created to be painters or that we’re all here to be musicians. We are all here to create; we are creators of our reality and that’s a creation in itself. Our life is our legacy; our life is our message. How can we create our message to have as much power as possible? Creating doesn’t just mean painting or making music. I think it would be narrowminded to say, “I’m not an artist.” Creating can also mean making a beautiful meal, putting love into it, being present and finding different flavors; that’s creation. Creating can be going into the garden to pot some plants or go for a walk and create presence. There are so many different ways to tap into our creativity and the source is within all of us. It can be found in the silence of our own exploration.
WW: You have many outlets, one being your beautiful voice. What kind of mental and physical barriers did you have to overcome in order to become confident using your voice?
Blu: Good question. Three years ago, the thought of singing in public made me so nervous. My palms would get sweaty, my face would go red, and I’d be so uncomfortable. If I was in the shower, on the other hand, I would belt it out. I have a great voice, but there was something blocking me from being able to share it. There were times when I didn’t feel I had a good voice and I would watch American Idol and think, “I wish I had that skill. I wish I could sing, but it’s just not for me in this lifetime.” I made up that story before even trying, so when I would sing, my reality was already created. One day, I went for a routine hearing test and a doctor told me that I was going deaf and that I only had a few years left of my hearing. I was shocked, and it made me think, “Would I never hear music again? Would I lose the ability to hear my own voice?” Nothing was guaranteed from that point. I decided I didn’t want to live in fear of what other people think about me anymore, because I might lose my opportunity to sing or to be able to hear myself.
Music is just a series of frequencies and when I actually tuned out of hearing it and tuned into feeling it, my relationship with music completely shifted. Now, when I sing and play music, it completely calms the central nervous system so that the body can be in more of a healing state. That’s medicine-music-alchemy.
WW: In regard to your hearing loss, have you found that any other areas of your life have been enhanced?
Blu: The whole game has changed! When one sense is dampened, the others are heightened. What I’ve realized is all of our senses inhibit us from truly immersing into the sense of feeling. This is an extrasensory perception to which we don’t send much awareness. We navigate life through our senses, but are we sending any awareness to what we feel? Are we trusting that? I was catapulted into the world of feeling and I realized that every single person’s thoughts are a specific frequency that can be felt. Music is just a series of frequencies and when I actually tuned out of hearing it and tuned into feeling it, my relationship with music completely shifted. Now, when I sing and play music, it completely calms the central nervous system so that the body can be in more of a healing state. That’s medicine-music-alchemy. I’m not performing when I’m playing music, I’m praying.
WW: Shifting gears slightly, you are a facilitator of women’s circles. Could you share what a women’s circle is to you?
Blu: For me, a women’s circle is a group of women that are committed to understanding themselves on a deeper level by coming together and completely eradicating the perception that we’re separate. There is no competition between us and we can trust each other. What women’s circles do is create a safe space for women; a place to share (poetry, music, their stories) and a safe place to experience new gifts. It’s also about sharing moon wisdom; understanding where the moon is and whether it’s a full moon or a new moon. We set specific intentions, we talk about specific books, and we really just support each other. I have a women’s group online, as well. It’s an international group and once a week we check in with each other to share the magic that’s happened from all points of the globe. As a woman living in Los Angeles, I now have exposure to magic from women all over the planet. When a woman shares her experience, it becomes a part of my awareness and therefore it becomes a part of me. We all win when women support each other and genuinely lift each other up into greatness.
WW: If someone is wondering how they can find or be a part of a women’s circle, what would you recommend they do?
Blu: At the moment, there are women’s circles that are popping up all over the place. If you are feeling the call to physically be in a women’s circle, check into the nearest Red Tent gathering.
Outside of that, if anyone is interested in doing a one-on-one session with me, I currently offer Gene Key readings. These are a dive-deep into your life’s work, identifying what is truly holding you back. Gene Key’s purpose is to unlock the great reservoir of genius that lies inside of you while bringing you into a deep state of harmony with your life’s purpose. I am amazed at this tool’s ability to understand oneself on a much deeper level and I take great honor in guiding others back home to themselves. If you are interested in a one-on-one Gene Keys deep-dive, you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also trace me on my Instagram, @blucosmiceagle, where I share stories about what is happening as well as ways to get involved.
One of My favorite tools for my creative outlet is Tribal Markers. Tribal markers is a movement uniting us all as one tribe. This personal connection bridges the gap of separation and connects us through physical touch using ancient adornment in our modern times.
WW: What’s one of the most valuable lessons you’ve learned from facilitating women’s circles?
Blu: The biggest lesson is that I couldn’t do it all alone. I have a sister, Azrya, and a whole group of women that give support. They create a successful experience for women to come in and feel nourished. When someone really wants to help and support, everyone they touch and greet is met with the most open heart and the highest excitement. The whole women’s circle is created through enabling women to come together to create something for women’s empowerment. It’s a full circle.
WW: How do you believe we can speed up our own evolution?
Blu: I’m currently working on a really big project called Ancient Intelligence. I’m sure a lot of people are aware of AI in terms of artificial intelligence, but that is creating something outside of ourselves that we utilize to enhance our intelligence.
I firmly believe that innate intelligence is already within us to unlock our dormant DNA. Ancient intelligence is all about unlocking our truest potential through nature, medicine work, sound healing, yoga, and breath work.
We’re currently in my cabin in the middle of the forest, which is a part of the new Ancient Intelligence mothership. The intention of this whole enterprise is to elevate and support the evolution of us waking up into our potential; into why we came here. Within the AI structure, we also focus on clean food. It’s fuel. When we don’t eat clean food, it’s like putting water into a Ferrari and expecting it to run. It will absolutely break down and require repairs. If I put Grade A fuel into the car, it will run smoothly for a long time, requiring much less time and money for repairs. It’s the same with food. It’s about asking, “Is this live, fresh food that’s going to allow me to feel alive and fresh?” If the answer is no, then it’s a deeper dive into, “Why am I picking it up if I know what’s best for me?”
To me, speeding up evolution is also about eliminating obligations from my schedule. This one’s a deep one, but I don’t do anything I don’t want to do. How am I in service of anybody in an experience if I’m not happy to be there? This has elevated my frequency because I’m constantly doing epic things. In doing so, I’m saying to the universe, “Hey, I’m doing this epic thing and I want more epic things to come into my life.” Because of the law of cause and effect, what we do comes back to us like a boomerang. If I keep doing things I don’t want to do, I’m just asking the universe for more of it. So, get out there, create dope art, ask for what you want and let it come to you!
WW: I appreciate you taking the time to share. Keep breathing and rock on. All the love.
More Info: www.ancient-intelligence.com
♦ This interview was originally published in Issue 21 of Face the Current Magazine, featured on pages 50-55. Order a print copy or subscribe to print at our SHOP.