Posted on 28 July 2016
I knew this was going to be an exciting year when it started. A presidential election year with such an interesting cast of characters. And WOW — it’s intense! I have Bernie or Bust friends, Hillary supporters, and some hard-core Trump enthusiasts in my world, and of course, I’ve got my own opinions too!
The emotional triggers around all of this are high and hot! The sides are polarized. As far as I’m concerned, this season is a Consciousness Bootcamp.
Do you ignore it all and protect your sensitive self by closing down your Facebook account and turning off the news? Do you dive in and fight for your side like a warrior? Do you numb out and proclaim everyone an idiot, or get scared by the fear and hatred you’re witnessing?
What ELSE is possible?
Truly, there are many choices you could make regarding how to BE with it all. Whatever choice you make, let it be light and powerful. Here’s what I know:
- We have the capacity to witness and contribute without judging those who disagree.
- We have the capacity to include all information in our awareness without short-circuiting in despair, fear or anger.
- We have the capacity to create something completely new when we let go of being right.
That’s consciousness. It includes everything, judges nothing, and it contributes. In the the space of unconditional presence and inclusion, everything changes. Battle lines dissolve. Old realities of fear dissipate into possibility. Something new gets created.
This is a time of great transformation. You’re part of it. This year is not a status quo year. This year is tumultous, the climate is chaotic, and it’s okay. It’s actually great!
Don’t shut down. Don’t get scared. Don’t close your heart to those who disagree with you. Don’t hide.
Lean in. Ask questions. Open yourself wider and wider to embrace it all. Share yourself.
We cannot solve a problem at the level of consciousness that created it, said Einstein. We know this. If we want a different world, a different nation, we’ve got to step up. Into a new reality. Into a new space of being. And what if that’s not nearly as difficult as you’d think?
That’s where I am. And personally, I’m LOVING this season. I watched the RNC last week. I’m watching the DNC this week. I’m in awe of it all! Something is shifting. Something new is emerging. And I’m part of it from my seat in the bleachers. I’m part of it as I engage in comments on Facebook and in conversations on the sidewalk with my neighbors. I’m part of it as I get excited about the glimpses I’m getting of the future we are right now creating.
Whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican, an Anarchist or something else, you’re part of it too.
This season is demanding a lot from us. More vulnerability here. More transparency there. More love in the room, because more love is required. It grows me. It grows us. And It’s SO EXCITING!
Join me there! This skill of not hiding, not separating, not contracting in the face of what feels uncomfortable – it’s a LIFE skill! It’s a mastery of energy that will enhance your relationships, your career, and your enjoyment of life.
That’s what we’ll expand into in this month’s Consciousness Workshop: Politics, Polarity + The Presidential Elections, tomorrow at 12pm PST, and I invite you to attend for a lively conversation. This is an interactive group coaching call experience that includes the .mp3 afterwards, and it’s only $33.
Details below! And of course, reach out if you’d like individual coaching or healing sessions. I’m fresh off of leading a weekend retreat for a group of women business owners, and I’m on fire this week!
You’re continually setting the tone of your life by your choices and your perspectives. Don’t play small and don’t contract. In sessions with me, we blow all that up, following the lightness to more and more of you. What miracle in your life can we create for you? Book a session here.
Posted on 1 July 2016
Many years ago I got divorced on July 3rd. The alignment with Independence Day weekend was not lost on me. I had a sweatshirt at that time with the word Independent on it. I wore it with pride and took that word on as a top value. I make my own choices, create my own life, and am just fine in my own good company. Independent? Yes!
And… a few of my other top values are Community and Connection Kind of funny, that.
That balance between being independent and being connected is a challenging one at times. I like my own space, however, I also enjoy community. I desire freedom, yet I love intimacy. I thrive with space, though I also need the warm embrace of others.
I can create a pretty good life on my own. If I’m not sharing myself with other people, or making space for other people to share themselves with me, however, it’s all a bit empty.
I’m not an island no matter how introverted or independent I am. No one is.
We all need friends. We need to feel a sense of belonging and community. We need the exchange of ideas and perspectives to check us, expand us, and grow us. Without that, things can get a little wonky.
Studies show that good friendships help us live long and healthy lives. That’s not surprising is it? And, as an adult, your friendship are yours to create!
Check in and ask yourself:
Have I cultivated intimacy and vulnerability within my friendships?
Could this area of your life use some attention? If you tended to it with more consciousness, what else would be possible?
The year after my divorce was a rough one. I spent a lot of time alone, processing my grief at this huge transition in my life. I also got out in the world, showed up to new events, and mustered the courage to talk to new people. I put together a friend circle that year that was unlike any I’d had before. It was diverse, it was edgy, and it was my saving grace.
I’m so grateful for those friends who walked me into a new experience of myself. And I’m grateful for the friends and communities who keep expanding me. You, my friend, are part of that.
Posted on 17 June 2016
Ask, receive, acknowledge, and repeat. This is how to create — with ease.
A job, a relationship, a vacation, a home…
Sounds simple enough, right?
Yet, how often do you ask questions? And are you open to receiving? And do you acknowledge yourself (and Life) for the great stuff that you create?
Most people I know could use more practice in all of that!
Your other option is to live in conclusion (instead of question), put up walls and defenses to the world (which limits receiving) and only pay attention to what you don’t like about yourself (and Life), instead of what you do!
I don’t recommend any of that, yet, it’s actually a very normal way to live.
Don’t be normal!
There are far more interesting choices to make.
Summer of Creation: a 10 week energetic pracice class begins Monday morning at 8am PST. Join me for 10 weekly calls – filled with creative conversation, energetic tools and expanded awareness.
Our focus will be on creating MORE in the realms of FUN, MONEY and LOVING kindness.
And awesome is your life when you’re creating more in each of those areas?
I’d love for you to join me in this summer adventure. It won’t be hard. I promise.
Ask, receive, acknowledge and repeat!
Let’s create MORE together.
Posted on 11 June 2016
It’s my birthday week! I love birthdays, birthday parties and birthday gifts! In celebration of being alive, and simply because I can — I’ve got a FREE gift for you, and a SALE!
Around my birthday, I get reflective. I like to check in about what I am creating and ask myself if I still like the direction I’m headed. If not, I feel into what I’d like more of and what would be exciting and fun to add to my life. I vision a new future and re-direct myself towards it. If I need to change course, because I’ve outgrown the old path, I do. It’s not that hard. It does require me to be present to who I’m being and what I’m creating.
I ask a lot of questions in this process. The more I’ve learned to ask generative questions, the more creative energy I’ve had for my life, and the more momentum (and less stalling out) I’ve experienced.
Here are a few things I often remind clients about creation:
- Following someone else’s formula is not creation, it’s replication.
- Trying to do it RIGHT is not creation, it’s control.
- Creation is messy. It requires your presence and awareness. It’s full of unknowns. It’s sometimes demands spontaneity and trust in something you can’t yet prove. It’s easier when it’s playful.
There truly aren’t any rules to creation. Creation goes beyond what we know and what we’ve experienced before.
However, there are principles of creation. Creation requires energy, space and desire. It demands that you be willing to expand. It’s easier when you’re receptive to Life’s assistance. It’s fueled by your appreciation and acknowledgement.
You are a creator. It’s part of being alive. If you stop creating, you’ll lose the joy of living. That’s when life stops being fun.
If you’re feeling bored, mopey, or even depressed, check in and ask yourself — what am I creating here? It’s possible that you AREN’T creating. Maybe you’re imitating. Maybe you’ve stopped asking questions. Maybe you’ve given up.
You can ask yourself, “When did I stop creating?” and go back to that moment in time to make a new choice. Ask yourself, “What else is possible here that I haven’t been acknowledging?” Does you feel a lightness with that question? Keep asking it!
The energy to create comes easily when you open up to receive a bigger view and a sense of possibility. If you want help with that, I’m here. It’s YOUR life! Create it to be the fun adventure that’s worthy of you.
I’ll be talking about that in this month’s Consciousness Workshop: A Creation Call, Wednesday, June 15 at 12pm PST, and I invite you to attend.
It’s an interactive group coaching call experience that includes the .mp3 afterwards, and though it’s normally $45, this month, it’s my birthday gift to you. Sign up for FREE!
And if you’re up for a Summer School course in consciousness, join me for Summer of Creation: a 10 week energetic practice class.
Normally $299, as my birthday sale to you, it’s only $199 for ten weeks of assignments, calls, and a sweet community of support. Learn and practice what I teach my clients, and create more in the realms of Fun, Money and Love this summer.
Posted on 17 May 2016
Let’s change that.
Bring your inner People Pleaser to May’s Consciousness Workshop, “Who cares what they think? (a reality check for the people pleaser)”
- Become aware of when and how you let other people’s opinions override your own (and stop that!)
- Get honest about what you’re creating in your life as a people pleaser.
- Receive and accept the permission to please YOURSELF before everyone else.
- Attune to YOUR knowing.
- Lighten up!
While you’re always invited to book one-on-one sessions with me for this kind of work, participating in this group coaching session is an easy and super affordable way to receive support. I invite you to come — receive from me, and receive from the group!
This month’s workshop takes place tomorrow - Wednesday, May 18 at 12pm PST in the virtual space of a tele-conference call. If you can’t be there live, no worries — join by recording afterwards. The .mp3 is yours to keep.
The link to register is here: www.jessicacolp.com/
Posted on 4 May 2016
I have many clients right now who are in big times of transition — getting divorced, quitting a job, taking care of parents who are in their last months of life, navigating through major health challenges…
Most of them would not have predicted that their life would go this direction. And they wouldn’t have volunteered for this path that they’re on. Yet, they’re there. They aren’t checking out. They aren’t pointing fingers. They aren’t crumbling in despair. They’re handling what has come their way, and they’re not victim to their circumstances.
Life is not in your control.
However YOU are in control of what you create with Life.
You have choice. Always.
You can indulge in fear. You can complain and worry. You can show up half-heartedly.
You can choose to hide or shrink.
And if these are your choices, I’ve got no judgment about them.
I also know that you can choose power. You can step forward with a trust in yourself and in Life. You can make choices that are kind to you. You can ask questions of yourself, and you can access your knowing and follow the impulse within you that will create miracles.
Here’s what I ask my clients:
1. What choices can you make here that would be most kind to you?
2. What next step can you take that will create ease in this situation?
3. What do you know about this that only YOU know?
Asking these kinds of questions brings awareness. You may not have an immediate answer, however, by asking, you’ll open the door to kindness, ease and knowing… And then your job is to keep stepping in that direction.
If I can help you create greater ease on your path, I’m here! Book a session. Or join a class. Power and Potency, a 21 Day Meditation class, begins Friday morning. It’s one of my all time favorites! Last year when I led this class I generated more income through my business than I ever had before. Potency in action is highly creative! And this month’s Consciousness Workshop: “Who Cares What They Think?” is designed for the people pleaser in you who is ready to stop.
If any of these offerings speak to you, TRUST yourself and sign up!
I appreciate you!
Posted on 6 April 2016
When I travel by myself, I feel BIG. I am alert, excited, and looking forward. I strut. I’m aware of everyone around me, and I’m even more likely to flirt.
Now, this ‘airport day’ energy is something I identified a long time ago, and I’ve cultivated it. It’s automatic when I travel by myself – either I’m headed to friends, to adventure or to learning – all things that take me to a highly anticipatory state. However, because I know this state, I can access it even when I’m not strutting through an airport.
Confidence and presence is state of being that we can practice.
What shifts YOU into a state of power?
What practices cultivate your confidence?
Maybe like me, you can step into that energy by remembering days or moments in which you are expansive. To access more personal power, you can also change your posture, remember your core values, or tell a story of yourself that is self-affirming.
If you haven’t already seen researcher Amy Cuddy’s TED talk, Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are, watch it for power practice ideas. Or read her new book, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges. And if you’re hungry for more of THAT, join The Inner Circle for our spring term, Power, Presence + Creativity. This is what we’re working on for the next three months! Enrollment week ends tomorrow, Thursday, at midnight.
Sign up, or get yourself in my calendar this month for a one-on-one energy shifting session.
Be big! Shine bright! This is YOUR life.
***Have you wondered what my coaching groups and classes are like? Listen in! Here’s a Soundcloud Audio Clip from Relationship Remodel: Project Mom. You can still join us — it’s not to late to receive the recordings and join the remaining calls. Details are here: www.jessicacolp.com/
Posted on 31 March 2016
Inner work. Reflection. Meaningful conversation. Spiritual truths. Pragmatic lessons. Community.
Could you use more of this?
The Inner Circle, my biggest on-going coaching group, is open for enrollment this week. I invite you to join us.
I love this group!
It’s made up of many of my long-term clients who have become friends. It’s a sweet community. We read books together. We grow and expand. We continual choose more.
This term our focus is Power, Presence and Creativity. Join and receive our book of the term, a master class recording + three group calls a month.
Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges is written by Amy Cuddy, who is affectionately called the High Priestess of Self Confidence.
Posted on 22 March 2016
Our relationship with our mother is a BIG one! What did your mom teach you through her relationship with you that is still shaping how you relate to the world?
And who are you being in your current relationship to Mom? Are you emulating her? Or reacting against her? Does your relationship feel spacious and real, or so full of patterns that it’s awkward and uncomfortable?
Maybe you and Mom are good, and yet… you know there is an energetic space between you that could be better!
This month we begin our first Relationship Remodel series — one that I’m affectionately calling “Project Mom“. In the spirit of creation and ownership, I’m inviting you to step into your power to create (and re-create) your primary relationship with mom.
So many family patterns are shaped in reaction to what has come before. AND, you don’t have to create that way.
Relationship Remodel: Project Mom begins Thursday. It’s a 7 week class (ending right before Mother’s Day) guiding you to create a new and different relationship with Mom.
With no intention of changing your Mom or being anything other than who you are, you’ll shift your relationship in consciousness.
- Drop your judgments
- Invite new awareness
- Show up fully
- Contribute and let her contribute
- Create a relationship BEYOND the past, BEYOND family patterns, BEYOND what you’ve each thought possible
In this class, we’ll choose a space of creation and consciousness that transcends history and experience. And what we’ll create in that space will be a contribution to you, your mom, and your whole family tribe.
Class begins Thursday, March 24 at 7pm PST and continues every other week for the next seven weeks. If you can’t be there live, no worries! Join by recording afterwards.
This project is a shape-shifting one. What you learn here will include tools you can practice in other areas of your life too!
What else will shift when you’ve created more space and ease with your mother? Perhaps your relationship with your children, with your extended family members or with other women in your world. Can you feel the possibility? I can!
Posted on 21 March 2016
It’s spring, and I wonder if you’re feeling just a little bit restless. Restless in that “I’m ready to create something new’ kind of way.
Creating something new isn’t hard when you’re willing to BE something different.
Be a new energy, and change your relationship with your mother.
Be an expanded presence, and change what you attract in the world.
Be awake enough to know what you desire next, and change the future you’re headed towards.
Each example above relates to a class I’m offering this spring. Three courses, three different delivery method, three ways to engage. I like variety. And I LOVE conversations in consciousness.
By the way, feeling an urge to change something in your life isn’t a sign that anything is wrong. It’s a sign that you’re present enough to be inspired.
Creation is what you do when you’re being YOU!
This Thursday we start a new consciousness series, Relationship Remodel: Project Mom. Next month we start a new term in my biggest coaching group, The Inner Circle. And on April 15 is our next Consciousness Workshop: What do you desire next?
I’d love to have you join any of these offering. Or… schedule an energy shifting session with me.
Whatever you be this season, be creative. It’s YOUR life!