Posted on 27 November 2013
Every year, somewhere between our first and second helpings of turkey and mashed potatoes, someone at my Thanksgiving Dinner table always clinks a glass and calls for a round of gratitudes. The chatter dies down as each one of us considers what we will declare aloud as our statement of gratitude for the year. Sometimes we hear silly jokes from each other, and sometimes heart-felt proclamations. No matter the tone, the voices around our table are all welcome. Pausing to hear each other, we each become more present and connected.
I love this holiday! A big meal with friends or family that often takes me all day to prepare… and yet, even the process of preparing is good for me. It’s creative and something to share. In a busy kitchen with friends, even the time spent doing dishes afterward is not a chore.
Whatever your plans for this holiday, enjoy a step out of routine. Slow down a bit more. Notice something silly to be grateful for. Share more of yourself than usual. And find some way to express your appreciation for Life itself.
Maybe you don’t always feel deeply moved by the blessings of your life. Maybe you feel more stressed than grateful. I get that. I know it isn’t always easy to pause and be grateful. And yet… when I slow down, I find that I am supported. Life holds me up, guides me, shows me something new. The world blesses me with a flash of beauty or a cosmic wink of reassurance. And I remember again that people aren’t that hard to connect with. Eye contact or a smile beamed outward often yields more warmth aimed back at me than I would expect. And I am grateful to remember that I am not alone.
This is what I wish for you — more and more! More simplicity, more play, more good meals with loved ones, more glimpses of beauty, more sense of connection.
In this season of Thanksgiving, may you feel blessed and know that you are loved.
I am grateful for you.
Posted on 13 November 2013
When was the last time you took a mini-vacation with a group of awesome people?
When was the last time you spent a whole weekend letting yourself spiritually attune to God/Oneness/Source Energy?
When was the last time you truly let your hair down to receive nurturing support and loving affirmation – all weekend long?
Have you ever give yourself such a weekend?
That kind of weekend is a RETREAT! And if my description sparked anything in your heart, it’s probably because it’s about time you treated yourself to just such an event!
I invite you to join me at…
Into the Mystic: a Winter Retreat ~ December 6 – 8 at Joshua Tree Retreat Center
Not only would I personally LOVE to spend a weekend with you, I also highly believe that we all need the sacred space and reset that a retreat provides. Something magical happens when we step out of routine, get together in community, open up and relax…!
More details are HERE.
Register ASAP! If your spirit is calling for this, Life will rise up to support your YES. You CAN give this to yourself.
One more thing… as a warm up to the Joshua Tree retreat, I’m offering two Mystical Evenings Workshops in South Pasadena next weekend. I’d love for you to join me there too!
On Saturday, November 23, our focus will be toning, meditation and breathwork, and on Sunday, November 24th, it will be shamanic journeying. Choose which one sparks you the most, or come to both! Register HERE.
Posted on 6 November 2013
Last week I cleared my schedule so that I could go trick-or-treating with my nieces, Princess Ariel and Little Red Riding Hood. I enjoyed the entire evening — the throngs of kids in costume, time with two of my favorite girls, and the chance to dress up in costume (I was a black cat!). Spending the evening with them in this tradition of going door-to-door for brief encounters of trust and friendliness with the neighbors was sweet. Growing up in Alaska, we didn’t really trick-or-treat. It was too cold!
I like how holidays interrupt the regular routine. I like what holidays bring out in me. My playful feline energy came out this Halloween. At Thanksgiving, I’ll be cooking up a storm and playing hostess to a passel of friends. At Christmas, I get to be especially generous and thoughtful as a gift-giver. Those are traditions I have annually honored for years, and that are as meaningful as I allow them to be. The more present I am within the tradition, the more I receive from the celebration.
You may honor different holidays or celebrate in different ways than me, and I delight in that as well. Consider the purpose of your traditions. Consider how you want to show up within them.
The next few months of the winter and holiday season the light changes, the nights grow longer and if you’re in tune with that, something within you shifts as well. Notice that in the winter months, your creative energy may be slower and deeper. It may be more mindful or more introspective.
As the winter grows deeper, I feel the call to turn inward even more. The darker months are months to pause and reflect. To be still and sustained by all that has come before. Now is the time to honor what you’ve created in spring, summer and fall. Let yourself appreciate what is present in your life now, and observe what new parts of you want to express next.
Letting yourself be in tune with the rhythm of the season allows for a natural restoration of your energy. It’s okay for the speed of your life to change this season. It’s okay to feel ebbs and flow in energy and movement. And it’s certainly okay to let new aspects of yourself emerge, and to hear the inner voice of your spirit whispering new wisdom.
I have three new offerings designed with the season of winter in mind. They’re each invitations to slow down and listen to your own inner wisdom. I welcome you to join me in the desert for a retreat weekend, on the phone for a daily practice class, or in the unified field of an online spiritual community.
I honor your path and bless your presence.
Posted on 4 November 2013
* From this week’s Sacred Sunday conversation and meditation. Want to join us? Sign up here: www.jessicacolp.com/sacred-sundays
Posted on 12 October 2013
Do you like money? Do you have a good relationship with it?
Are you enjoying the freely given abundance of the universe, or are you holding it at arms length with beliefs that you have to work hard to earn it, that you’re not worthy of it, or that perhaps it’s just not for you?
Money is something we ALL interact with, and whether we ignore it, embrace it, abuse it, despise it, or grasp for it, it’s a relationship that is well worth paying attention to. Beyond the surface explanation of your bank account balances and bills, you’ve got energetic patterns with money that symbolize your relationship with Spirit/God/Life itself.
To shine light on your relationship with money, ask yourself, “What is my earliest memory of money?” Notice what this early memory reveals to you.
Here’s mine: I’m six years old on a family vacation. My little brother and I are sitting in front of Great-Grandpa’s recliner in his retirement trailer park. Great-Grandpa picks up a big glass jar full of coins that sits next to his chair, and he leans down to tell us that every night he takes the change out of his pocket and puts it in this jar. He asks us in a whisper, “how much money do you think is in here?” and without a great sense of how pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters might add up, we guess there are hundreds of dollars in this jar — a fortune! Then Great-Grandpa leans in closer and asks, “Do you want some of this money?” Wide eyed, we must be nodding, because he tells us to reach in and pull out as much as our little hands can carry. Jeremy reaches in first, and then I, with slightly bigger hands, take my turn. Our hands are FULL of money! This is better than any story of pirate chests of gold. This is REAL! We are gleeful! We are rich!
And then suddenly, a wave of self-consciousness washes over me. I am immediately polite and demure. I hear my parent’s voice in my head, admonishing “don’t be greedy.” And I scoot away from the jar. Great-Grandpa can’t convince me to reach in again. I thank him for what I had already been given, and retreat behind a polite smile.
Here in one of my earliest memories of money, I discover an energetic dynamic of shame around abundance. I allow politeness to keep me from receiving even more. I back off from connection and generosity.
This memory has greatly informed me. It’s helped me see how I have continued through so many years of my life to relate to abundance. And as I’ve seen that pattern, I’ve been able to do the work to heal it. Would it serve you to do some inner housekeeping regarding your money patterns? Would it serve you to create a NEW relationship with abundance and wealth?
I’d say it would! And I encourage you to do so!
Here are two opportunities:
Julie Zipper and I are offering a week long intensive class next week called, Wealth Week: Money as a Spiritual Practice. This class begins on Monday and even if you can’t make the live calls, the .mp3 recordings are yours to keep and return to over and over. Out of a strong desire to see our clients and students step into an empowered relationship with abundance, we’re weaving spiritual principles through our most powerful teachings stories, tools and processes to help you create a new wealth blueprint and open to a free-flowing relationship with Source.
I also welcome you to work with me one-on-one in a private healing Soul Session to transform your relationship with money. Accessing your Akashic Records, we’ll explore the energetic dynamics that keep you from receiving and creating a greater experience of abundance, releasing what no longer serves you, and embodying a new expression of your soul’s wisdom. Book a money healing session for the special price of $99 — this month only.
The invitation is here. The harvest season supports it. The stars ARE aligned. The time for ease is now.
Posted on 30 September 2013
I’m just recovering from my first flu in a long time. I was down for the count for three straight days, which meant three days in my pajamas in bed. I’m not complaining — I rather enjoyed Netflix streaming and daydreaming, no contacts, and chicken noodle soup.
I did have a few clients during that time, and though I was sick, I was ON for those sessions. I may have been in my pajamas, yet I was sitting up straight and fully on point. It’s my job and my commitment, and I showed up like a pro. I don’t coach in sloppy form.
Naturally, being sick, I did rearrange my social calendar, I cancelled things that were easy to cancel, and I would have cancelled my clients if needed. However, I have learned that I generate the energy for coaching out of my clear intention to be present, and that showing up like that always fuels me. I hang up the phone with more energy than I had when I started.
Coaching is not my hobby. It’s my passion and my livelihood, and I take it seriously. Of course.
Yet, I also know what it’s like to be kind of sloppy in my life. I know what it feels like to show up half-focused and half-present, and what it feels like to get away with mediocrity. I know how easy it is to live life like an amateur. It’s as easy as coasting, and yet not even close to fulfilling. Can you relate?
My clients can.
At any point we can be half asleep in our lives with all kinds of excuses to justify our flat-lined energy, or we can generate an inner vitality that is fully charged and electric regardless of circumstances. We can show up sloppy or we can show up powerfully (even when we’re sick!).
Being a pro is a mindset, a posture, an attitude adjustment… It’s not about faking enthusiasm or ‘should-ing’ yourself into anything. It’s about activating your commitment to override your circumstances. And it makes all the difference between being fueled or being drained by the activities in your life.
What we get when we turn pro is, we find our power. We find our will and our voice and we find our self-respect. We become who we always were but had, until then, been afraid to embrace and to live out.” – Steven Pressfield
Want to join a coaching group? This fall’s Manifesting Mastermind is diving into Steven Pressfield’s book, Turning Pro. POWERFUL! I’ve got two options for you — a Tuesday night phone group, or an in-person Wednesday group in Pasadena. We start the second week in October and continue through December. Register HERE.
Posted on 10 September 2013
I just had a beautiful interaction in Whole Foods around the subject of beets. The woman behind me in line starting talking to me about how her Dad grows beets, I shared about my former garden in Alaska, the bag-boy started asking questions about Alaska, the cashier lit up, and by the time I walked away waving at the small group, I felt like I was leaving a party.
I marvel at small moments of interconnection like this. They’re bright spots in the day that are easily missed when my energetic field is less bright or my disposition is more demure. It’s always my choice to be available to the magic of connection or not.
Presence. Openness. Radiance. Love. This is what I’m vibing today!
While I didn’t anticipate that spontaneous interaction in the grocery store line, this morning I did intend to walk through my day with openness. And while I wasn’t trying to attract attention as I walked through my world running errands, this morning I did intend to be bright in energetic presence.
This was my choice, set in motion in a morning practice of intention setting. This is my power and perogative, as it is yours.
Posted on 3 September 2013
What if you began every day with a clear mind and a powerful intention? What if you proclaimed your intention with the voice of authority — the kind of voice that moves mountains and shifts realities.
You have that ability! You are continually co-creating your life with each thought, action and feeling.
Beginning a day with a clear intention sets the tone for the day. It’s the activation of the authority you always have to influence yourself and life around you.
An intention can be simple. It can be general. It should feel powerful. And it should be broad enough to carry you through your day, regardless of what circumstances may arise.
Here a short list of some of my favorite intentions to take on depending on the day:
My intention today is to fully appreciate and enjoy my life.
My intention today is to look for what’s right before looking for what isn’t.
My intention today is to express approval of all that gives me joy.
My intention today is to show up with courage and speak my truth.
Get it? Your intention, when proclaimed with authority and anchored within your being DOES create your life experience. It ripples out and shapes the world around you.
Live more powerfully than that! Join me in a 21 Day Intention Experiment with a group of conscious people interested in co-creating their life with purpose! We begin THIS Thursday, September 5th.
Posted on 27 August 2013
The happiest people do. They LOVE themselves. And as they do, they brighten and lighten the world around them.
That’s the power of LOVE that radiates from the inside out!
Most people are pretty clear that they want to love others. And most people I talk to want to receive love in an epic love story of romance and passion.
Fewer people are willing to have an epic love affair with themselves. In fact, few have even considered it.
If you’re like most of my clients, you actually have a pattern of being quite hard on yourself. Too often you speak unkindly to yourself in your head. You ignore your heart. You disregard your intuition and your creative impulses because you carry around a misconception that you’re inadequate.
Enough with that! Seriously.
You’re not broken. You’re not faulty. You’re not unworthy or undeserving. Talk about a backwards way of seeing yourself! Let’s be done with it.
The young server at a restaurant I was last week had a tattoo over her heart that said, “Know thyself!” A wise soul, she is! And a courageous one!
Be willing, my friends. Willing to give up the small ego view of yourself, the false humility, the self-loathing. . . . Willing to give up the family patterns, the karmic patterns, the programming you’ve been handed about your identity that truly doesn’t serve you. The highest truth of you is DIVINE! And that’s what you came here to express.
If you haven’t already experienced the multi-dimensional work of an Akashic Records Soul Session with me, I invite you to! I’d love to be of service to you in shifting your relationship with yourself to one of high and divine alignment. See the special below!
Soul Session: Align with your Highest Self
Are you walking through life over-identified with smallness and insignificance? Do you believe more negative things about yourself than positive things?
In this intuitively guided session, we’ll open your Akashic Records, consult your soul guides, and uncover the energetic dynamics of separation and illusion that hold you back from knowing and loving yourself.
Together, we’ll clear past karma, push reset on some belief systems that need updating, and REMEMBER what is true so you can move forward with a greater alignment, greater clarity and greater creativity in your own life.
I welcome you to this deep work, honored to hold the space of love and transformation for you.
This 50 minute session takes place by phone. Expect a holy shift!
Posted on 31 July 2013
When I was a little girl my confidence came from my ability to be good. And I was — GOOD! I was polite, quiet, and beyond reproach in most settings. People called me good, patted my head, and whispered their approval of me to my parents. As I grew older, I was good in school, I did what I was supposed to (even if I didn’t like it), and I was continually praised for many aspects of my good behavior.
Are you bored yet?
I know, right? My confidence, my sense of self, my personal power came from being so sweet and irreproachable, I never got scolded. That was NOT the most empowered energetic dynamic to walk through the world with. It was conditional and exhausting. And yes, it took me years to realize that.
Look back at your life. Where does your confidence come from? Are you a people pleaser? Do you take on other people’s stuff so they love you and praise you? Do you sacrifice your needs for others in order to serve and contribute? Do you seek someone else’s wisdom instead of honoring your own?
Does your sense of personal power comes from within? Or is it something you receive from outside yourself?
Here’s what I know: true empowerment comes from a very centered knowing/trusting/loving of who I am. My personal power comes from within – from Source, from Spirit, from an alignment with what is True.
Forget that confidence I feel when OTHER people approve of me. Yes, it’s seductive and satisfying like sugar. Yet, the empowerment of my own full self-approval is a far more resourcing, nourishing, and creative! The empowerment from within lights my fire, fuels me, gets me out of bed in the morning with an eagerness for my day. And it’s ALWAYS available to me…
That I love myself.
That my actions are in integrity and are congruent.
That I create loving boundaries.
That I honor my inner knowing — continually.
Oh yeah, take a breath as you imagine that being the truth of your life.
Are you willing? Are you willing for this to be your normal, not just your rare experience…?
Let it be! Continue to look within for your answers. Align with your own wisdom, and give up the patterns of behavior that exhaust you and diminish you.
Empowerment 101, my friends! And yes, that’s the name of my NEW course offering that begins on Friday. We’ll be realigning, clearing old karmic patterns, and upleveling our power grids! Sign up for a real spiritual get down! Details HERE!
There’s only one reason you are here on the planet. It’s to be YOU! Full out, no holds barred, YOU! And what a gift the fully empowered You is! Bring it!