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Meet Bola Juju

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bola Juju.

So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
A few years ago, I began sharing random quotes and journal entries online. They were snippets of poetry or random streams of consciousness. They gained some traction in different communities so I figured – why not share more content? Since I saw the impact that my words had and the power that I had to ultimately inspire others, I began putting more focus on building an online community. Eventually, I ended up releasing my debut collection of poetry in April of 2018.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I received and continue to receive support from folks who believe in the work that I do. It wasn’t always smooth and I had to do a lot of internal work in order to even believe that I could commit myself to this calling. Of course, every journey has its own set of struggles but I knew early on that struggle is part of the process. Finding my voice has been an ongoing process and I am continually pushing myself to convey my thoughts beyond the limits of language.

Early on, I had to dispel many of the limiting beliefs that I once held. They really put a damper on my scope of reality. It starts off as a small whisper in your head and before you know it these limiting beliefs are in the driver’s seat of your life. This is why I speak extensively about “doing the work” (shadow work, dreamwork, inner child work etc.). I would never be where I am today if I had allowed myself to be lead by fear and societal limitations.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
Much of what I do is centered on creative expression, shadow work, divination, dreamwork and ancestral reverence. I am best known for my book of poetry entitled WITCHDOCTORPOET but I also work as an intuitive healer and online content creator. I love being able to highlight my authentic self; it truly is a privilege to be able to be true to who you are.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success, for me, means being able to do what you love without compromising your integrity. I feel most successful when I see how I have inspired other creatives to follow their path. Hitting my goals always feels affirming but I have also had to learn to recognize that there will be some disappointments along the way. Failure is an inevitable part of every creative’s journey and there is no getting around that.

Also, practicing patience and self-compassion has changed my life immensely and has allowed me to expand my idea of success. I will always revere rest and self-care as imperative parts of my healing process and overall success.

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Image Credit:
Portraits by Theo Schear; Book Images thanks to RitualCravt

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