testimonials

Collage of WOC in nature, esoteric tools including aura mists, and Chinese calligraphy and sigils
"I have been really resisting my project though it has been something I've been thinking about for over a year. I am passionate about the idea, but I just didn't think I had space in my life to invest the time or energy, nor was I sure that I was the right person to make it happen. I joined the Evoking Your Business Series because I thought I could generally use the practices in my existing workspace versus focus my energy on a specific project. When we got started it became immediately clear that this project was meant to be the focus for me. Honestly, this made me a little angry, and I continued to distance myself whenever I thought or talked about it. That all changed after our spell work last week. I had booked a day off on my calendar for my birthday. At the last minute plans for the day were canceled and I was feeling totally energized, so I decided to put a bit of work into my project. While researching I realized that there was a volunteer opportunity planned for the same day, and there was a chance some of the people I needed to connect with would be there. So I showed up and was able to connect with the two exact people I needed to move my project forward. Since then I have been absolutely bubbling with energy, not only am I making tonnes of progress on the project, but my regular day-to-day work, hobby projects, and all the other opportunity conversations I've been having are completely aligned and are inflow."

Jessica Watson

"MM Wood + Metal module felt like a portal that transported me back to myself: a version that recognizes the surrounding trees and household mugs for the kindred beings that they are. I deepened my connection to practical mundane magic surrounded by a warm and wise community. Thank you Mimi, I am so grateful."

Amy Chou

“Mimi is a true teacher in that she is not here to just repeat her own knowledge; she does the more difficult work of guiding her students to make discoveries for themselves. [She offers] an incredibly comprehensive and flexible course that can help you rediscover magical living in a way that is nourishing, grounded, and responsible.”

Ethan Hardy

“I left the retreat more confident in myself, more in tune with my heart and truly open to a different way of living. There are no words that can describe my appreciation for working with Mimi... This work is not for the faint of heart for it truly opens you up to a magical whole hearted life- and you'll never want to go back to the old way. So if you're ready to come home to yourself, to shake things up- why not follow Mimi down the rabbit hole and explore Wonderland for yourself?”

Emily Williams

“The way you teach, however, gives life to what are often conveyed as concepts. You have a way of returning their power and voice to them.”

Charlene Chang

@ETRECHAR

"Thank you for guiding us and seeing us through this amazing journey. I am cherishing my newly developed relationship with Tea. And slowly getting to know the Bagua archetypes as beings and look forward to finishing the rest of the modules! The most healing process for me has been the decolonization of my own relationship with the unknown. I’ve approach spirituality from the western lens (western astrology, tarot, etc.) in the past. To be able to come back to and approach this from my own cultural lineage and to have this delicately situated in the current cultural context that I’m living in is such a homecoming."

Luyi W.

"I don’t think I have words to express how much joining the MM [Mystery Mentorship] has impacted my life. I’ve spent the last several years dabbling in a lot of spiritual work, but never really finding anything that fit. This is really the work that is putting me back in touch with myself, empowering me to get to the root for myself, instead of tying me to a certain program or healer. Things in my life were shaken up during fire & water, and the beginning of the year was fairly difficult for me. But I found that I had tools and practices to anchor me during these storms, that helped me through another transformation. I’m finding I can much better help myself, answer my own questions, instead of looking outward for advice or answers constantly."

Valerie L.

"I don't feel that words quite have enough nuance for me to pinpoint the gratitude that I hold and the depth of value that I find in Mimi's wisdom and guidance. I want to acknowledge that, by stepping into who she is and by walking the path she is on. ...Now that we see a path—understanding that we all have our own paths—we can begin to walk towards it. Thank you, Mimi for putting language to that mysterious force and doing the difficult work of translation so we can understand the meaning behind our shared folk practices. I am very grateful, and I appreciate you."

Jenny Lau

@jmeowwww

“I am floored by the results, thank you. I was about to leave this job and all I needed is a good spell turns out."

Olena P.

@opazderska

"... I feel honoured to be mentored by this revered witch. She is a crone with wisdom that brings me to my knees."

Megan Oxley

@mgnoxley

"Mimi is a true teacher in that she is not here to just repeat her own knowledge; she does the more difficult work of guiding her students to make discoveries for themselves." The Mystery Mentorship is an incredibly comprehensive and flexible course that can help you rediscover magical living in a way that is nourishing, grounded, and responsible. I've always disliked the terms Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine. I find that people attach them to whatever their own personal vision of a perfect 'woman' or 'man' is, putting the terms in constant flux. Or, the umbrella gets so wide in an effort to encompass every arbitrary quality of every god and goddess that the categories become meaningless. [Mimi's] transmission of Yin and Yang offers a dualism that seems to me so much more queer inclusive (especially in the context of the yin/yang and gender makeups of the 8 Ba Gua archetypes) and more enduring. It's a pleasure to be invited into that interpretation."

Ethan Hardy

"I use the protective mist every day in the office before I see patients and I truly think it’s helping me to avoid taking people on in my aura so much. Thank you for your beautiful work."

Steph K

"I started my week today, Monday, with watching the replay of yesterday's class that I wasn't able to be apart of live. I had to pause at 30 minutes into the class because, just as you said "If you can embody 8 in your life it means that you're connected to the story, that 1 gave birth to 2, that 2 gave birth to 3, and 3 gave birth to 10,000 things," tears rolled down my eyes like water released from the tension of a water dam. Even I was taken aback by this response, but it hit such a deep chord within my heart, it felt like liberation. To preface this moment, I was coincidentally reading the Tao Te Ching on Saturday morning and landed on that very passage you shared in class about 1 giving birth to 2 and so forth on Sunday. When you began the class with that passage, it was all the more affirmation to me that in the practice of inviting yin/yang and the bagua to show up in my life, they were showing me the Way. I'm only 30 minutes into Week 3's class and I had to pause it to write to you to say thank you for putting into words so eloquently, so vividly, so precisely, the memory of our shared ancestors. Thank you. I'm really enjoying this module - there's just been so many moments of alignment with the I Ching, Wu Xing and Bagua explorations. I've been exploring these topics for a few years now from an intellectual perspective. The way you teach, however, gives life to what are often conveyed as concepts. You have a way of returning their power and voice to them: the I Ching, Wu Xing, and Bagua. And in so doing, we are able to reclaim our power and voice for ourselves. For that I am most grateful. "

Charlene Chang

"I mean come on Mimi- I see the cover title [of August's UNSEEN Magazine] and your timing could not be anymore perfect as I’m navigating this big time right now. I’m ready to dive in to read and already know this issue is going to be so supportive and loving and needed. Thank you. All the feels and all the healing opportunities for me. I’m ready to walk into this supported more deeply than ever before by the Seen and the Unseen. Grateful for all the MM teachings and YOU!!

Ali Schaffer

"Your product saved me again the other night! I can really feel the vibrational difference with your product. When I use your stuff I can feel my energy uplift, I feel re-vitalized from the inside out. I do not normally get those results from other creams!"

Julie Beyer

"... I feel honoured to be mentored by this revered witch. She is a crone with wisdom that brings me to my knees. Being in mentorship with [Mimi of] @shopceremonie for the last 1.5 years has attuned my reality into pure fucking magick."

Megan Oxley

"OMG the spell from the [On-Demand e-course, BEING AN INTUITIVE IN THE WORKPLACE] works!! I cannot believe it, this is quite magical. I am floored by the results, thank you. I was about to leave this job and all I needed is a good spell turns out."

Olena P

"I wanted to share some of my feelings and experience being in the Mystery Mentorship since the beginning, almost a year ago. I cannot believe that it has been that amount of time! I feel like I am not the same person I was when I entered this mentorship. So many versions of me have died and been reborn, and I have to say that I could not be more grateful. When I saw your offering for the Mystery Mentorship, it resonated with a deep desire inside of me that always wanted to learn about The Unseen, yet I never knew how, and it had always felt "taboo" due to my conditioned beliefs. This mentorship has been the safe haven to find ALL of the answers to my questions and MORE! I have never felt so at home in my body, in nature and within a community, as I have in the Mystery Mentorship. I have a LONG list of stories I could share about all the ways this Mentorship has shaped me, challenged me, moved me and supported my growth. The skills I have learned, feel like they always belonged to me, and now they are in my "tool-kit" for life. I especially appreciate the deepening of my intuitive senses, that I had previously ignored, due to conditioning that they were not important. I found EARTH module to be instrumental in re-connecting me to the land and all her inhabitants. This led to a home-coming in my own body, which has continued to bless me daily. In AIR, I learned that Divination was possible, along with so many beautiful gifts that have empowered me as a spiritual being. It was here that I learned the importance of energetic boundaries, and how that allows for safety and sovereignty. FIRE module was a time of pure, dynamic transformation on all levels of my being. I still am processing the changes that were made during this time. WATER has opened up psychic connections and taught me how to receive in the most beautiful ways. These are only a handful of ways that this program has changed my entire life. As I mentioned, the list is extensive, and I mean it with my whole heart, I am forever transformed. I was able to set a boundary with alcohol.. through a shamanic journey to the Lower world, which allowed me to abstain from the substance (something I had been struggling to do for over a decade). Once I became alcohol-free, I was granted awareness of the childhood trauma I was "numbing" with alcohol. The healing of my inner child is almost entirely attributed to this practice. I have faced my shadow, my internalized colonialism and all the ways that affected my perspective and my vibration. I have learned how to soften my heart, how to respect my self and others and how to make mistakes, and own up to them without fear. I have learned about my intuition, how she speaks to me, so subtly. I have learned that we all have differences in gifts and that makes for a very interesting and creative environment. Finally, I have found my true passion, which was really always my passion, I just didn't believe in myself enough to pursue it. I love working with animals, and finding them homes and helping them in any way I can. Since being in this mentorship, I have started making the necessary steps in starting a non-for-profit animal rescue. This is a long road to follow, and there are many visions supporting my dream, and I am so driven to fulfill this desire. I talk to animals and plants more than I talk to actual humans these days, and I kinda like it hahahah. I have so much gratitude in my heart to have the opportunity to learn from you, as your wealth of knowledge and the depth of your heart is so vast. It is hard not to be completely enthralled with everything you teach. I truly admire and honour you with all of my heart. Thank you so much, for offering this treasure, for showing me the way to answer a deep calling from within. Saying "Yes" to this program was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I hope to always walk by you in the Spirit realm and beyond, and learn from your magical ways!"

Megan Cruikshank

"I don't feel that words quite have enough nuance for me to pinpoint the gratitude that I hold and the depth of value that I find in Mimi's wisdom and guidance. I want to acknowledge that, by stepping into who she is and by walking the path she is on, Mimi is illuminating a map for those of us of Han Chinese heritage, who have been swimming against the currents our entire lives. She is supporting us in our journeys back to the core of who we are, and gifting us access to the re-planting of our ancient roots. Now that we see a path—understanding that we all have our own paths—we can begin to walk towards it. Thank you, Mimi for putting language to that mysterious force and doing the difficult work of translation so we can understand the meaning behind our shared folk practices. I am very grateful, and I appreciate you."

Jenny Lau

"I'd like you to know I enjoyed the Fire module thoroughly, and I learned way more than I ever expected. With the practices we explored, and the confidence that you transmit through your teachings, I've managed to set off some significant changes in my life and I'm committed to riding the wave through..."

José Rosales-Lopez

"Mimi layers each module of the Mystery Mentorship beautifully, and my resulting spiritual practice has been transformative. I can see Earth, Air, Fire, and now Water showing up in my life because Mimi provides the tools to both receive and work with the elements. I feel like I’m a different person but also not different at all. For as long as I can remember, my life has been an exhausting balancing act centered around figuring out how much I'm willing to allow others to reduce my self-worth while still retaining as much of myself as possible. I now understand that I do not need to invite the toxic expectations of others to the negotiation table to determine my value as a person — there is no negotiation to be had. That alone has changed my life, and now I am working on true healing without compromise."

Kimberly Hollman

"I entered into the Mystery Mentorship program because I was drawn in by Mimi's authenticity, ethics, and strength. I had taken some of the on-demand courses and it helped to reignite a world for me that I had walked away from a long time ago. After entering the program, there was a dramatic shift in my life that felt like constantly fighting the current, to flowing along with it. I love that in the program that there is an encouragement to stretch ourselves, but continually test our engagement and beliefs against our ethics and what we hold to be true. This program asks a lot of each individual, but it gives backs in ways that you can't imagine. Be brave, and jump in with both feet!"

Jessica

"For one goop editor, a dreamwork session with Young revealed how specific recurring elements in her dreams—like flying in long leaps, public bathrooms with no doors, and characters she knew to be one person but appeared as another—represented recurring themes in her waking life. Once Young identified the meanings of each of these elements out loud, they made a lot of sense. Some represented obstacles in relationships and work. Others, personal gifts and talents."

Goop

"Four years ago I walked away from a serious relationship and "dream" job because I felt they were both distracting me from my life's purpose. In the years that followed, and in the light of a Saturn return, I tried tirelessly to make sense of my day dreams that would show me the life I believe I came here to live. When I would share these thoughts with others they whole-heartedly believed in me and could really see me doing it, but for some reason I never could. I often felt like I couldn't see anything, or that maybe I was crazy . . . just like my dad. It is weird having the feeling that you were born to be a radical/revolutionary – because as electrifying as it is, it is also stiflingly heavy. And before your mentorship I was struggling to contain both of those emotions. In connecting with the Mother Peace deck, hearing your wisdom and education on decolonization, and learning the multiple spiritual practices you have shown us – I have found stability. For four years I have been waiting for a parachute and this mentorship has shown me that it is never coming. I cannot go back to who I was and the world I have been trying my whole life to belong in, doesn't need me to belong. Instead, the world needs me to help re-shape it so that we can all belong and co-create a better one. I still can't see it all but what I do know is that I am no longer hiding from my purpose but navigating within it. As my final fun fact, I wrote 2 goals at the start of 2020 with absolutely no idea where to start (see attached). They were: 1) I will have seen and access to my own past lives and 2) I will live in my purpose as a plant medicine woman through food - and thanks to your mentorship I have found both :)"

Justine Anweiler

@colourmyaura

"Created by modern shamanic practitioner Mimi Young, it’s no surprise to learn that each and every product is interwoven with the energetic imprint of the spirit realm – to create a line that nurtures the beauty of the user, inside and out."

Ruby Warrington (The Numinous)