Money, Marianismo & Magic


Jai, The Matriarch Healer

Let's talk about something real – money problems. We've all faced them. But did you know our financial struggles can be tied to Marianismo? In this episode of Confetti All Around, I sit down with Jai, The Matriarch Healer, to unpack how this cultural belief shapes our financial lives. Jai is a force of nature in womb healing and spiritual guidance. She’s here to help us break free from generational trauma and financial insecurity.

Jai, The Matriarch Healer, is a renowned womb healer and spiritual guide for Latin American and Caribbean women. She helps women heal generational trauma, reconnect with their roots, and overcome financial insecurities. With a blend of ancestral wisdom and modern practices, Jai empowers women to set healthy boundaries and embrace their authentic selves.

Unpacking Marianismo and Money Wounds with Jai, The Matriarch Healer

We all know money problems can weigh heavily on our hearts and minds. But did you know our financial struggles and generational ties to financial trama are often tied to deeper cultural beliefs? In this episode of Confetti All Around, I sit down with Jai, The Matriarch Healer, to explore how Marianismo shapes our financial lives and perpetuates generational trauma. Jai is an incredible womb healer and spiritual guide, and she’s here to help us break free from these deep-rooted issues.

Understanding Marianismo

Marianismo is a cultural belief system deeply embedded in our Latinx communities. It emphasizes female virtue, purity, and self-sacrifice, often modeled after the Virgin Mary. These expectations can be overwhelming and limiting, shaping how we see ourselves and our roles in the world.

Marianismo refers to the traditional cultural belief system in Latinx communities that emphasizes female virtue, purity, and self-sacrifice, often modeled after the Virgin Mary.

Generational Trauma and Financial Insecurity

Generational trauma is a silent burden many of us carry, affecting our relationship with money. The financial wounds perpetuated by Marianismo are real and pervasive, influencing our behaviors and beliefs about self-worth and financial stability.

We carry our generational trauma there. We carry the Marianismo there. We carry all that.

Healing Practices and Self-Care

Healing from the deep-rooted traumas of Marianismo and financial insecurity demands intentional, powerful self-care. Here are some robust, relatable tips to help you set boundaries, prioritize your well-being, and reconnect with your ancestral wisdom, infused with insights from Jai, The Matriarch Healer, and myself, Cynthia, your inner child hype woman.

Set Boundaries Like a Boss

We’ve been taught to put others first, but it’s time to reclaim our space. Saying no is an act of self-respect. Identify where you feel overwhelmed—at work, home, or in social circles—and start asserting your limits. Remember, your time and energy are valuable. Jai emphasizes, “It’s about upholding boundaries and saying, You know what? I can’t. I need a minute. I’m overstimulated. I’m tired. I need a second”. Practice this unapologetically.

Self-Care Rituals That Honor You

Incorporate daily rituals that nourish your body and soul. Meditation, journaling, and even a relaxing bath can work wonders. Find what brings you joy and make it a non-negotiable part of your day.

“We carry so much in our wombs—our generational trauma, the Marianismo, all of it. Whether it’s energy healing or talking about money, it all comes together” .

Reconnect with Your Roots

Dive into your cultural heritage. Cook traditional foods, engage in ancestral rituals, and learn about your family’s history. This isn’t just about nostalgia, it’s about grounding yourself in the strength of those who came before you.

“Our ancestors are always there. We carry their trauma, their fears, and their lessons. It’s time to heal those wounds so we can move forward.” Let this connection empower you.

Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness and meditation aren’t just buzzwords—they’re powerful tools for staying present and reducing stress. Spend a few minutes each day focusing on your breath and letting go of distractions. This practice will help you handle life’s chaos with grace. From my own experience, I can tell you that these moments of quiet introspection are where true healing begins.

Move Your Body

Exercise isn’t just for fitness, it’s for your sanity. Whether it’s yoga, dancing, or a brisk walk, find a physical activity you love. Movement releases built-up tension and boosts your mood. It’s a way to reclaim your body and feel strong from the inside out. Jai and I both agree that physical movement is a powerful form of self-care that connects us to our bodies and helps us process our emotions.

Seek Support

You don’t have to go through this alone. Talk to a trusted friend, join a support group, or find a therapist who understands your journey. Sharing your story can be incredibly freeing. Remember, there’s strength in seeking help.

By setting boundaries, honoring yourself, and reconnecting with your roots, you can heal from the wounds of Marianismo and financial insecurity. You deserve to live authentically and joyfully, breaking free from the chains of the past and stepping into your power.

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Cynthia Alonzo Perez

Hi, I'm Cynthia Perez, your official Inner Child Hype Woman the founder of Rooted in Reflection. With over 15 years in social work, I’ve dedicated my career to helping people heal from intergenerational trauma and find joy through culturally sensitive healing spaces. I'm passionate about empowering the Latinx community and fostering creative healing for those often overlooked in traditional wellness programs. Whether you're joining a workshop, a wellness talk, or a retreat, my goal is to create a community-centered space where you can feel seen, heard, and healed.
Cynthia Alonzo Perez

Inner Child Hype Woman

Cynthia Perez, MSW, LCSW, is the founder of Rooted in Reflection. She’s an expert in intergenerational trauma and bilingual, culturally sensitive therapy, offering transformative workshops and retreats.

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