Each week we highlight entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry for our viewers to learn more about the leading cannabis executives of our time.
Meet Maggie Murphy
This week, we highlight Maggie Murphy of the Stoned Housewife.
Maggie Murphy is an ethereal light dedicated to elevating the collective consciousness of the planet by working with the vibration of frequencies and energies. Viewing each soul as their own guru, she enhances her life and practices with Earth medicines and Reiki. Her work with the worlds only Cannabis Wedding Event guide, LoveandMarij.com, led her to curate Metaphysical and Cannabis events for women in Colorado and California. Now in a position as a Cannabis Sommelier with the Vegas and Colorado company Cultivating Spirits, she delivers a fascinating approach to the Cannabis connection of Mind, Body, and Spirit. She guides women into intense journeying of self through monthly events centered around the indigenous wisdom passed down to her through years of meditation, writing, and mindfulness. Gatherings include Shamanic Drumming, Crystal Therapy, Intuitive Guidance, Kundalini Yoga, and Sacred wisdom passed down through her work with her ancestral origins from The Maguzawa Tribe of Africa.
A trailblazing advocate for the universal community she was awarded The Citizenship Award from a young age, a collective prize presented unanimously by her teachers. She actively supports the message of unifying women into a community over competition which shows in her work with guided meditations for young girls in elementary schools. As well as supporting the sustainability of the Earth with her community garden projects, encouraging others to change the conversation to philosophical knowledge about atomic and vibration frequencies based on her longtime studies of Nikola Tesla.
Maggie received her Usui Reiki Level II attunement as well certification as an Esoteric Adept and Certified Metaphysical Practitioner from the American Council of Holistic Healers and World Metaphysical Association in 2012. She spends her time actively educating women on the proper use of mindfulness, intention, and a willingness to see everything as a cosmic lesson you chose to teach yourself. She hosts monthly indigenous women’s circles, meditations for children, Sacred space clearings, Mothering, and Birth Ceremonies, as well traveling around the nation educating mothers on the most effective ways to utilize different medicines of Earth, physical and non-physical. Maggie developed a mental awareness at the age of 9 when she was hospitalized with a rare genetic mutation from her African genetics. After changing her mental patterns and becoming aware of the many varieties of consciousness on the planet, she has maintained a healthy and vibrantly successful life; she is humbled to be able to share her experience and strongly believes not only in the medicine of the Earth but the source medicine each living soul carries.
In our interview with Maggie, we asked a variety of questions to learn more about her journey as an entrepreneur, what it takes to build a business in the cannabis industry and much more!
DCN: First off Maggie, congratulations on being featured as this week’s entrepreneur of the week! Can you please share with our readers your elevator pitch for the Stoned Housewife?
Maggie Murphy: The Stoned Housewife is the proponent of the unifying power of women by empowering, supporting, and growing an online and event-based community of female cannabis consumers and metaphysical healers.
DCN: What ignited the spark in you to start to launch your business?
Maggie Murphy: I was raised to believe I was allergic to Cannabis…I know right? I was convinced by my fear-based patterns that I would have a seizure if I ever smoked or was even around “pot smoke”.
I was adopted and raised by a mother who had suffered the trauma of having a child kidnapped and who was also abandoned by herself at 5. So needless to say she was very protective of me. Her lover had been sexually assaulted and in a state of trauma, she not only supported us, she raised me. I can’t imagine what being a lesbian with a black child in 1989 could have been like.
I never knew who my biological father was which resulted in not knowing half of DNA until I was 26 years old. Thankful for mouth swabs and DNA databases, I found my ancestral origins and eventually reconnected with my biological mother and learned of her French ancestry as well as her admiration for the Cannabis plant as it helped immensely with her Grand Mal Seizures.
The lack of knowing where half of me came from was always “my story” in the small town south. Being a half black girl raised by a single white mother, in government housing makes me feel like I chose this life somehow. I always had a sense of knowing I was a part of something bigger. The nonphysical part of me always took the front seat when it came to calming myself with anxiety and my mother as well who suffered from debilitating panic attacks. I was raised Jehovah’s Witness and actively chose to leave the church at 12. So that meant a freedom to explore the areas of “the devil” (tarot, Metaphysics, philosophy, goddess worship) that I felt resonated with my spirit. I was extremely drawn to Crystal beings (Yes, I call them beings because they share the same consciousness as we but don’t demonstrate it in the physical realm). They are the oldest realm of spirits on the planet, older than plants.
This is where I feel the atomic energy levels can be extremely benefited from. Often Crystal healing is brushed off as mumbo jumbo, but I have been using different crystals for 17 years myself and in my, Reiki practice for since 2012. I remember shrinking myself down when I would walk and be catcalled because I had developed into womanhood. I remember being the poor girl who always questioned the religious views surrounding me and I remember how much lighter all of the patterns I held onto felt when I began to medicate with Cannabis, practice Reiki, and have a mindful intention that what was for me would find me. I used to lay awake and send myself into anxiety until I started using Cannabis. It was easier to let go of my preconceived patterns of seeing people, plants, crystals, and the entire world. I moved to Colorado in late 2015 with gratitude for the way I was raised because this is where it took me.
Now I am choosing to share my story while knowing there are some other women out there who want to heal. I strive to inform people about Metaphysics because Meta is derived from Latin meaning “beyond”, beyond the physical. Cannabis is Solid healing, but without the mindfulness to believe in not just plant but ourselves is the key. We are Metaphysical beings!
DCN: How are you helping the cannabis industry in a positive way?
Maggie Murphy: I have worked with LoveandMarij and been in the field for some groundbreaking events like the worlds only Cannabis Wedding Expo and I organize and host what I call Green Lodge Goddess Gatherings in Colorado and California for women to come and experience different varieties of metaphysical healing alongside intention based consumption of Earth Medicines. I make it my intention to reach out to other women specifically I have met in the Cannabis industry to co-create, partner, and collaborate so we can lift each other up.
The goddess gatherings have some of the most powerful entrepreneurial women attending and coming together for the work of not only Cannabis but each other. Through these gatherings, women have manifested homes, cleared acne, launched million dollar businesses, and so much more. We are supporting and empowering each other to be the best we can be, to follow our dreams, and dream bigger. The communal appeal of Cannabis makes it easier to open up and express what they want, which in turn aligns them with the frequency of community instead of competition. We are shifting globally into a more unified effort. I believe that starts with bringing together the women who have been cultural, mentally, and socially pitted against each other.
DCN: If you could talk to one person from history who would it be and why?
Maggie Murphy: I would talk to Nikola Tesla. His understanding of the frequencies and energies of the universe were far ahead of his time. His mind held such powerful information and he strongly believed in the presence of higher vibration energies. Now we are slowly coming to the understanding (the Aquarian age) of there is more than just this physical realm and the 5 senses. His works are still very powerful and considering he is the reason we have the modern world of technology and energy, I think his knowledge could be received much better now.
DCN: What is the best piece of advice you can give to others looking to launch a company in the cannabis industry?
Maggie Murphy: Believe in yourself and Do not do anything without the intention of community.
DCN: What’s the hardest part of founding and running a startup?
Maggie Murphy: The constant nagging of, “Am I doing this right?” The thing I realized is no one knows what they are doing really! But when we follow our divine intuition and the signs of support, it will all work out.
DCN: Is there anything that surprised you about being an entrepreneur in the cannabis industry?
Maggie Murphy: Yes and No! I came in with preconceived notions that people in this industry were nicer and had a bigger sense of morals. There are a lot of the good ones but I found out that some people are always on autopilot and no matter how much support you offer, they may not want it, they may take it without credit, and they may simply lie about it! That’s where the big “let that shit go” comes into play. The right people will find you and if they don’t that is also part of growing and facing resistance.
DCN: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Maggie Murphy: I would say 1) Know you are Unique: no matter what someone else is doing, they can not copy your idea, your business, or your creation because they are not you! 2) Mind your own Business: Stop looking for what others are doing and start doing Your Work. 3) Never give your power away: There will be people who may use your business and talents for free things, to try to drag you, or all around just be deceptive.Let it go, Anchor into your self (your source), send out a vibration of love and drop it.No one can take your power. Keep focused on the path of abundance and not on what you don’t have. Let it go and Let it Flow.
DCN: Who is your role model, and why?
Maggie Murphy: It’s hard for me to pick a role model because I feel a sense of resonance with so many things. But as all women hopefully honor their mother, I can say the woman who raised me is a palpable model to follow. Never in my 25 years of having her in the physical realm did she not once support me. Even when she found my weed in my drawer! She supported me every decision because she knew I had to have the experience to grow on my own path. She empowered me to follow my heart even when it meant leaving the religion she dedicated her last decade of life too.
A true mother through and through, she modeled the love of the Earth. Constantly giving but never asking for anything in return. I strive to give the love, nurturing, and support I received from her to all the people I cross paths with. That undeniable love is the strongest force and we need to be little selfish and give that love to ourselves more.
DCN: How do you stay balanced?
Maggie Murphy: I have a blind faith there is a deep well of calm and support within me. That is the first thought I have every day followed by letting go of expectations. Then I sit up practice my 1000 day committed Sadhana which is said to be the powerful and sacred kriya in Kundalini Yoga. I have experienced the wealth of the universe since I started showing up for myself and really believing in me.
I enjoy observing and interpreting the signs of nature especially the animals. I am always continuing to learn about the practices and rituals of the indigenous tribes from all over the world and how they correlated with what was happening around them.
My favorite way to recharge is to go see live music. I’ve always enjoyed dancing, singing, and writing and put myself through college with that passion. So those are my natural “go-to’s” whenever I feel off. Those three things have been a constant in my life and were platforms for me to increase my education but also increasing my awareness of my body creatively, physically, and spiritually.
DCN: What book has inspired you the most?
Maggie Murphy: Heal Your Body A-Z By Louise Hay- The Mental causes of Physical Illness and the Way to Overcome them. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself. After reading this book, I felt lighter. It’s a must-have guide for working within one’s self. With details on how to release emotional and energetic patterns, as well as habitual thoughts, you finish the book feeling like your true self. An untethered soul.
DCN: Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
Maggie Murphy: Deidra Bagdasarian & Sailene Ossman of The Ganja Goddess Getaway are some powerful entrepreneurial badasses that I have come to cherish. We collaborated when I did 2 Green Lodges in Northern and Southern California last year, and this March I’m bringing the workshop to their next Getaway in Coachella Valley. I see them as they inspire, empower, and create magic every day. The empowerment and support that exudes from them are so powerful.
DCN: How can we as an industry continue to make a positive difference in society?
Maggie Murphy: By lighting up the conversation with the Metaphysical aspects of ourselves and how it affects everything we do! At atomic levels, we are vibrational beings. If each person took the time to fully be responsible for themselves, love themselves, stop worrying about what so and so are doing, and be an example of the pure unlimited beyond physical creators that we are, things will automatically fall into better alignment. Cannabis helps open you to that sense of being Beyond and bigger than what is. Metaphysics grounds you into the knowledge that we can change the world by first taking a hard look at ourselves.
DCN: Thank you, Maggie, for sharing your story and offering such real and insightful advice! It was so great being able to feature you as this week’s entrepreneur of the week! Is there anything you would like to share before we let you go?
Maggie Murphy: Thank you so much for the opportunity! People can reach out to book private sessions and consultations through my website or via email. I’m based in Colorado and will travel. If interested in participating in the Green Lodge or creating a special workshop in your city, let’s connect.
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