We had the good fortune of connecting with Cátia Dos Santos and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cátia, what inspires you?
What I have found and keep finding of great inspiration has been the connection to ancestrality. All my work is inspired by ancestral wisdom and the lineage of circular consciousness, healing, and commUNITY.
It is like, once I had a dream and somewhat it got lost in between the lines of my own story until I connected to my spiritual path that is directly linked to the Amazonian Rainforest and its tribes. This ancestral lineage tells the story of age from the beginnings of time of men. Its complete ritualistic composition and sacred belief brought a whole new connection and identification to my life. From that point on, it was as if I received an awakening, a way of blessing, a new beginning for my life with purpose and intention. I started over, was given a new opportunity so I could embody my true self and fulfill my mission on Earth.
Today this ancestral connection to the Great Mother Earth, our planet, its elemental forces, and kingdoms are the driving forces of my creative channel, the use of my gifts and qualities aligned with my soul’s purpose.
I am inspired by the force of the divine that inhabits each one of us and the access to infinite self-power that ultimately transforms and heals through connection and belief.
This world is magic, and we are part of it. We are magical too.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
With Aliança Divina, I envisioned a full expression of Medicine for the people. As a Medicine Music Band, we have a soul’s mission purpose directly connected to ritual and sacred service with sacred teacher plants. We bridge these ancestral codes into the urban lifestyle where we live, with offerings of transformative shamanic Journeys. The shamanic journeys present the Earth’s relationship with each participant, allowing them to travel to levels of consciousness where they can attain self-empowerment and knowledge to transform their lives. We use technics with sound, music, guided meditation, breathwork, vibration, and dance to transport the participants to a level of relaxation, and divine connection.
We hold a Sacred flame with an Urban Shamanic concept following the Lineage and guidance of our teachings.
Aliança’s eclectic repertoire is a selection of original medicine music and a compilation of like-minded groups of sacred song circles.
Serving community and fulfilling purpose since 2019, our band of 6 members is authentic in its relation to the Medicine Music movement. We humbly and proudly represent our mission and keep producing our waves of devotion and love for the ones who feel called into our vibration.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The first place that came to my mind was Lagniappe House in Miami. This venue has been my top choice since I moved here 6 years ago. It has an outdoor backyard relaxed style dining offer and a wonderful selection of live music artists. I would also book and plan a sailing trip with Live Like Sailing charters. Probably my favorite Journey with sunset cruise and dinner. On one of the weekend days, I would probably set up a ‘market day” where we would start in Holywood Yellow Green Farmers market for some lunch at the Jamaican vegan stool and after making a stop the Back Yard Village Market in Bocca Ratton. I love this community concept run by two women, mothers and creatrixes. It’s a wonderful Gem where you can find unique homemade and artisan goods.
I live in North Miami Beach and Greynolds Park has been a frequent destination, if we could fit it in I would love to have a stroll or pick-nick in this magical place.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Aliança Divina was founded on the vision that its members contribute to the circle with their best “shine” and put to use their birth and life gifts. It’s an Alliance, where each member partakes in input for constructive planning and delivery of our creations and community offerings in a circular decision.
I have received the vision of this magical group and spoke it out into a dream of mine, but the true force comes from each individual and of our union. So for this: Francesco, Elizabeth, Rahul, Marek, and Luis thank you for following your dreams and co-creating magic.
Another special mention goes to my dear teacher Léo Artese and all of his community in Céu da Lua Cheia in São Paulo Brazil. This special place has been the host of a great part of the spiritual studies I share these days. The hardworking force in union and harmony brought so much to my understanding and set such a great example that I have deep gratitude towards all the brothers and sisters, who make it possible for the Spiritual school to keep running.
My Husband Francesco, for being the dreamer of the dreamers and never allowing me to forget to question everything, to be my biggest fan, and mainly to support me in pursuing my most intimate desires.
And of course, my divine Mel, my sweet daughter, divine gift, and my best friend a higher teacher, thank you for choosing me as your mother and for being the driver of my heart.
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