April Showers are Feeding the Blooming

Soundtrack for this post: Real Love Baby, Father John Misty

I feel like I was just on here writing our March blog post, is time flying by or what?

As I write this, I sit at my kitchen table, sun shining through the bay window, nurturing my plants and myself. The mix of Spring sunshine and rain is what it takes to make all things green and full again, and it’s such a nice metaphor for our own lives, right?





So, here are some good news updates:

  • Our online courses are growing, yay! Join us. We are switching over to Zoom as our platform this week, and I know this is the Universe preparing me for even bigger groups of students. We have one class each week, on Thursday nights, and it’s been a blast to further connect with the Soul Fam.

  • Private Facebook group: If you are feeling the call to connect with a fun, spiritual group, join our private Facebook group! It’s called Soul Coaching with Jessica Soul Fam, and it’s a great source of support on the path.

  • New topics! I’ve been feeling the call to work with and teach new things: Akashic Records, North Node Soul Astrology guidance… These topics will be incorporated in our online courses, in Special Topic classes. You can always find the current class schedule here.

  • Fun Events! I had a great time at the Mystic Ginger Pop Up this past Sunday. Coming up I have an Alex and Ani event this Saturday in Fairfax, Virginia. In May I am heading back to Jersey Shore to do another combined healing event with my friend Julie of Lil Goddess Yoga. You can always email me for more information on events, and follow my Facebook page for event postings.

  • and last but not least, I updated my Services. I now have the following available for booking: Readings, Coaching, Online Courses, and Energy Healing. Hopefully you find exactly what you are looking for. You can always contact me to combine services into the perfect offering for you!

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I hope you are enjoying the Spring vibes, and setting your intentions for an amazing season to come.





Peace and Love,

Jessica

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Okay Spring, Bring It On!

Soundtrack for this post: Pretty Pimpin, Kurt Vile

Hey Soul Fam, how you hanging out there?

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I must admit, I am hella stoked for Spring.



Here are some Spring things I am looking forward to:

I suggest you make your own list! Honoring the seasons is such a great way to enjoy the path. Remember , the joy is in the journey, not in some far away “destination.” It’s all happening.



  • Gardening! Planting my lil herb garden and working with my trees and growing collection of house plants

  • Trail walks. My fav exercise. I like to go out for an hour a day, and though I do it year round, the nicer weather and later daylight is a bonus!

  • Hometown hangs for Easter. Time with my fam and enjoying DC in beautiful bloom.

  • Fun Biz events! I have one at the Jersey shore this weekend and one at Alex and Ani in Fairfax, VA next month.

  • Music! Of course you can always find me sipping coffee and spinning vinyl in my home, and I will be seeing The Rolling Stones live! Really excited for that.



I hope you can join us for an Online class! I added the option to now register directly on my site, on the Courses page. You can select the new student or returning student option and it will take you right to Paypal. We have some fun things coming up, including more work with Pendulums and Tarot, Akashic Records, a book club to start, and of course our monthly Full Moon Gatherings.

Another fun thing I added is a monthly Healing the Healer special. These special are aimed at the empath and healer community, and it is my way to give back to those who do so much to give to others. The March special is still booking, it is half off a one hour phone Soul Coaching Session. It is my true pleasure to do these!



Celtic Cross Readings have been going really well! This special is still running for $33 for a filmed reading. You email me the relevant details and I pull the ten card spread plus an 11th bonus card asking “what is your best action step?” This question has added so much to my own personal readings, I just know it will set you in the right direction!



AND April will be my first month for my Spiritual Mentoring program! You can read all the details here and email me with any questions. I have a video coming up to help explain more.



I think that’s about all for now. Let’s touch base and see how the warmer weather and blooming world is treating us.


Sending you so much Peace and Love.



XO,

Jessica

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2019, Here we Go!

Well, we did it, we made it to 2019!

Are you stoked yet?

The first thing I am excited for is the New Year Manifestation offerings I have.

If you have been wanting to work with me, now is the perfect time!

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Here is the info:

New Year Manifestation Sessions ⭐️ I am SO excited to announce these & work with you on making this the best year yet. I am offering 2 different options for your goal setting, manifesting, and spiritual guidance for this new year. 🌙Option 1: 30 minute Manifestation Soul Coaching Sessions. Special rate of $33 (normally $55) and 🌙 Option 2: 6 card readings $33 (normally $66). 💫 Choose the best option for you, or go with both! Soul Coaching Sessions are by phone. We will talk through your plans and goals and get you going on the right path. I will pull cards as desired. The readings are done through email- you send me the info and questions you want me to include and I tape the reading and email you a link to the video. ⭐️ I will be scheduling as many of these as I can, so if you are interested let me know! Message me, payment in Paypal. Booking in order of payments. ✌️ Much Love.

Aside from the New Year sessions, I have a lot I am looking forward to. I am going to spend the first week of this year really focusing on setting my goals, intentions and manifestations for the coming year. I am grateful to have some down time to really delve in. Part of that will be working with my planner and writing it all down- there’s just something about list making and scheduling in paper, right? The other part is Vision Boarding. I have my big ole board ready to go. I am brainstorming a workshop on this process, and am hoping I can announce the details soon. This is something I have wanted to do in previous years and the time just seemed to get away from me. I am feeling the push to offer this now, so I know that means the time is right to share this wisdom!

I feel happy to have a couple weeks to take some deep breaths, tune in for my biz side of things, and get my life back together so to speak before delving into another busy semester. Those of us in higher ed really do judge our years in semester chunks- it is an interesting way of looking at life and really helps you mark the seasons in a big way. Spring Semester will find me teaching courses in person and online, writing writing writing (2 books!), and further diving into hobbies such as plants, gardening, walks on the trail, yoga and meditation and more… I am excited but totally okay with taking this pause before the action. To everything there truly is a season, and I am getting better and better at recognizing and honoring that flow.

Hope to work with you soon! Either in the Manifestation sessions or an upcoming online class! We have some cool things on the radar- including our first full moon gathering of the year! As always, I am sending you so much Peace and Love on your path.

XO,

Jessica

Feeling Alive Again!

Soundtrack for this post: Together at Last album, by Jeff Tweedy



Wow, you guys- what an absolute whirlwind of a semester. That was the ultimate challenge of determination, grit and organization. I pretty much had to put aside all else and focus on getting through this intense academic semester, where I was teaching more than double a full time teaching load. The older I get the more I realize the need for work-life balance, and the more motivation I get to find more balance throughout my life.



Now that the term is winding down I am grading grading grading. BUT I am also having a moment to take a deep breath, get back to focusing more fully on self care, doing some yoga, sitting in the eucalyptus steam room (get yourself to one if you have not tried it yet- SO healing!), catching up with some friends, etc… It feels good and gives me more motivation to live this kind of balanced life moving forward.

So, all was not lost this term. I grew the Events part of my biz, adding in another Alex and Ani partnership location in Bethesda, Maryland. I SO enjoy these events! So much so that I added a service and you can book me for your own events. Check out the details on my Events page.

I have a couple events coming up before Christmas! I can’t wait.

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We had some good online spiritual courses! More of those to come in the new year, including full moon events!




In writer life, I am set to work on my second book again shortly. Writing was put on the back burner and I am looking forward to delving in again, and grateful for understanding publishers who accommodate my crazy work life schedule. Book 2 and 3 are set to publish in 2019 so that gives me lots of motivation to keep pushing forward!


In my personal life, I was able to go to my fav spot, WOODSTOCK to celebrate my Bday. Wow, do I love this lil mountain town.


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I did a photoshoot with my dear friend Eddie, more pics to come!

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I am looking forward to the new year, feeling inspired to make some changes and really align things in the best way, and I can see some great things on the horizon!


*If you’d like to join us online for the last class of 2018, let me know! We are meeting Monday, Dec. 17th from 7-8 pm EST in Google Hangouts. We will be discussing this past year, setting our intentions for the new year, pulling some cards, and working with our intuition. Love to have you there!

Catch ya in the new year!


Peace and Love,

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Jessica



Fall Vibes

Here I go again, telling you how busy things have been and apologizing for so long between my posts. In all seriousness though, that’s the truth, and so here we are.

Fall is such a rad season, you know what I mean?

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I had to scale back a bit with the biz side of things while I got situated with my Fall teaching semester. Now I am finding my groove, or as much as I can, and I am ready to push forward with our Soul tribe and some fun fall events. First up is our Manifestation and Soul Mission seminar next week, and then we will have a Tarot tune up session the following week. I’d love to have you join in. You can email me if you’d like to reserve your spot.

The other cool things I have coming up is the change up to my readings. I am now doing them in video format, and it is adding a really special extra layer. You can book 4 and 6 card readings directly on my site, and ask me any questions you would like me to include.

Aside from all the biz happenings, I am truly enjoying this season. Change is in the air, and I couldn’t be more ready for it. How about you?

Peace and Love,

Jessica

Leap, and the Net Will Appear... So here I go!

     I've never been one who is afraid to take risks. I'm a Sagittarius, for goodness sake. *I like to get the woo-woo warning out early these days, so if you are turned off by sign-talk now would be a good time to leave this conversation ;)

So- here's the thing. While I KNOW how manifestation works, I have manifested many things in my life- big and small, and everywhere in between- it does not make those big leaps any less scary.

What is fear anyway? It's us coming up against the greatest demon of all- our own selves. 

I have had SO much change and transition in the last couple of years. I got the deep Soul urge to totally transform my life, and in that swift and rapid time of change somehow I ended up nestled into a cozy life here in New Jersey. All these pieces fell into place, and I've been doing my best to flow with the wild ride.

 

Professionally, this transition time has involved much change as well. In many ways, higher education has been a training school for me.  I learned to find my voice, to keep the good gigs and leave the bad ones, and make progress toward a more Soul-aligned path. 

It was always my Heart's plan to shift into a Soul-aligned business. I know higher education has prepared me for the teaching skills I will need. I know how to create courses, engage with people from all types of backgrounds, and I like to think I've told a good joke or two. I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given, and even the bad experiences have taught me about life, about people, and about trusting my own gut.

But I can't keep playing it small. The full focus on higher education with my business as a side gig was no longer working for me. The Universe kept confirming that to me. It was just up to me to catch up.

I'm there now, I truly am. The only thing standing in the way of me and this next great chapter? My own fears. Doubts of- how can I make enough income? Will I be understood? Will my family be proud of me, etc, etc, etc. The truth is- I HAVE to shine my light. I HAVE to lead by example. Why am I sharing all of these messages of truth and hope with others if I myself don't heed my own Soul's call.

So here I am world: Jessica Sanders, a Guide for Heart-led Soul-aligned living. 

I am ready to serve, to fulfill my Soul's mission. 
I am so pleased to have you on board. 
Let's do this Earth school thing.

 

Peace and Love,

Jessica

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On Spiritual Growth and Ego Death

Slow & easy snow day meditation 💫 

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I want to share some thoughts on spiritual growth, and on ego death and pain in particular. My relationship with presence and meditation has evolved quite distinctly recently, given my rapid spiritual ascension. All of this has been in no way a glamorous process, in fact it has involved a million and one ego deaths and continual surrender and acceptance, again and again and again... I get that the spiritual path can seem without darkness.

 

I know when I first started working with the law of attraction I had great fun playing with manifesting material things- people who matched my exact superficial checklist criteria, a beachfront condo in Miami with floor to ceiling windows, a BMW convertible, a six figure job, etc etc etc... That is only one piece to this path. Waking up to the realization our thoughts create our reality is a beautiful one. The empowerment from that Truth allows us to shed layers of victimhood and release old stories. However, once we own our true Soul Missions, the real work begins.

 

We have to embody the qualities needed, and many times this means we have to let go of all the conditioning and lies of a world we feel so outside of. I never felt I fit in. I never felt understood. I always questioned our version of "reality." Perhaps you are the same as me? If so, this is all part of your Soul's evolution, a remembering of your intention for this life. Don't be afraid to sit still, and dive into all of your deepest and darkest pains. You have to release in order to go higher. The only way out is through. There may be moments where you will question if this is worth it. But once you have awoken, dear Soul, there is no going back. 💫 I am sending you ✌️& 💛to aid you on your journey.

Teachings of Love, From the Path.

It's either Love, or it isn't. 

     This might be the most important teaching I have learned on the path.  You might find yourself asking, after coming to this realization, "Then why doesn't everyone understand this? Why doesn't everyone live on Earth, in peace and harmony, extending Love to all they meet?"

     AHHH... Here comes the challenge. "The Other."

It is easy to extend Love to those we hold dear, those who are similar to us, those who do not challenge or scare us. It is SO much harder to take the time and effort to understand those who do not fit into our own conceptual frameworks, who can't be put into our safe boxes, who force us to grow and even- to change.

     It takes time to develop these skills, it is by no means easy to shed the cultural biases we have learned, the fear that has been placed in our Hearts by our societies and our past experiences. I want to encourage you to keep going

    This path is worth it, you are worth it. The life you so desire is on its way. You can keep showing up each and every day, shedding old layers, feeling lighter and more free.

     If I can do it, you can do it. We are no different, in fact, we are all One. I Love you, and I see your unique talents and beauty. It's time to rise and shine, and let your Heart lead the way.

    I'll see you on the path, my dear friend.

   Peace and Love,

Jessica

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Slow and Steady

     I was inspired after pulling the Poised and New Life cards, yet again, to offer some guidance to all of us on the path. It has been said by many spiritual teachers, astrologists, numerologists, empaths, Tarot readers- basically everyone attunded to the energies and flow of life, that last year was a tough one. We had to go in and heal some really deep things, and many of us ended the year feeling a bit weary, worn out, and ready for some change. 

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     The good news is that it really does seem that change is headed our way. Nothing stays the same forever, seasons change in nature, and in our own lives as well. We are all connected, and as a collective we have some great things on the horizon. I want to remind you to keep the following mantra in mind during this time of great transition: Slow and Steady.

      Nothing needs to happen all at once, over night. Good things are worth waiting for. Patience is a deep, advanced soul lesson, as is Trust. The Universe is calling on you to do your part, keep on showing up, keep on keeping on, don't let the Ego get in the way this time. Things are being lined up for you behind the scenes, and you can really knock it out of the park this time, if you just keep practicing those swings. 

     So--- how do we cope in the meantime? Set your intentions. Focus on utilizing positive thinking and the Law of Attraction to assist you. I am going to be offering some coaching packages aimed directly at this topic, if this is an area you find yourself struggling. Any pause is a gift, a time to go deep within, embrace the stillness, and ask yourself- What do you REALLY want? The time of playing small is past us, this is a season of emerging into our light.

     You can have the life of your dreams, but in order to do so, you have to be committed to change. You can't invite in a new, better, more Soul aligned life if you are holding on to old outdated beliefs which no longer serve you. Healing is real, change IS possible, you can find yourself in a magical year if you allow this time to work for you. 

     As always, I am here if you need me. I am sending you all the Peace and Love, from my Heart and Soul to yours.

 

With deep love and gratitude,

   Jessica

What is Soul Coaching

Hello Friends.

 

I have had some recent questions from potential clients on what the specific nature of Soul Coaching is. I thought it'd be great to clarify.

 

Soul Coaching, my own creation :), is Life Coaching, from the perspective that we are all Souls.

 

We are not just human beings, living this one random lifetime. We have purposes and missions for our lives, and we have wisdom and guidance available to help us.

 

We tap into that, and work together to move past any blocks you may have, so you can being to manifest and live the life of your Soul's greatest desires.

 

The Heart is a key in the process, as living from the Heart is the way to find the Soul's fulfillment.

 

I am happily accepting new clients, and you can always book directly on my site:

http://soulcoachingwithjessica.com/coaching/


Peace and Love.

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My Business Story

     Hello, and thank you SO much for joining me. I am excited to write my first blog post. I figured it'd be best to start with the story of this little ole business, so that's just what we will do.

     I have been working in the position of an educator as far back as 2008. It was during my graduate studies in Sociology where I was assigned my first course as a college instructor. This was a transformative experience for me, and I quickly fell in love with teaching and the human connections with my students. If I am being totally honest, I think I can trace my love for teaching and sharing knowledge and lessons with others all the way through my entire life. 

     I completed training to be a Life Coach, and launched my business in 2014. I wasn't exactly sure how this business would work, what exact services I would offer or how it would fit into my life along with teaching as an adjunct professor. I simply knew I felt called to do this work, and that my role as a teacher would evolve in more ways than simply the classes I was currently teaching.

     The next few years I saw a few clients here and there, booked some public speaking engagements, grew my Facebook page a bit- but it never fully clicked. It wasn't until moving to New Jersey this past summer when I finally got the undeniable urge to JUST GO FOR IT. I was ready to step outside of my role of simply teaching in the college setting. In doing so I am following the calling of my heart and Soul

      I made the commitment to provide daily life coaching video tips Monday through Friday on my Facebook page. I will also be providing more blog posts, offering online courses, unique coaching packages, and more!

     SO- a big part of growing my business is reaching out online, and allowing others to see exactly what it is I do, and what I have to offer. Many people (most/all in my opinion) could benefit from work with a Life Coach. However, so many people still do not know what that is about.  I believe in the Law of Attraction, the power of positive thinking, the use of energy healing, and more. Along with my Life Coaching certification, I am also Reiki Level 2 certified. I also enjoy pulling cards to get some additional guidance on the themes and messages. My unique style of coaching blends many forms of intuition and guidance to give you support on your journey.

   So here's how my business works-   I offer one hour coaching appointments. Clients can book as they go, or purchase a package with multiple appointments if they like. The work can be conducted over the phone or Skype.. I coach from the comfort of my cozy home right here in Southern New Jersey, with my two rescue dog mutts by my side. You can come to our meeting with specific issues or challenges or goals in mind, or we can work more generally. Our work together will be not only effective and powerful, but fun too!

    A little bit about myself- I LOVE my life here in Jersey, outside of Philly. I get to take advantage of all of the great offerings of the city- awesome live music, delicious vegan food, endless events, etc... I get to live a short drive from all of that, and yet where I live is full of green space and roadside produce stands, beautiful trails, and adorable towns with charming downtown districts. I feel so supported by the Universe in the magical way I found my current life- it was in no way planned out, and yet it is the best life for me that I could image. THIS is how it works, set the goals and the intentions, honor your honest soul and heart desires, and make room to allow for the magic to happen. I don't just preach- I live my messages. I want to live a honest and true and beautiful life, and help others to do the same. I am so pleased to connect with you on this journey. 

     If you feel inclined to work together or have any questions,  message me at SoulCoachingWithJessica@gmail.com. I look forward to getting to know you! 

 

 Peace and Love, 

 Jessica

 

Accessing Your Personal Intuition and Guidance System

     Each of us are equipped with all the support we need to accomplish our individual, unique Soul Missions. A big part of accessing this guidance is simply turning within. This involves getting quiet and still. Making time for a daily mediation practice is a huge help in this area. The next part of the puzzle is learning to trust the guidance as you get it. It is easy in the beginning to brush aside signs and question our own gut reactions. As you start to tune in more and more, you will realize there are messages waiting for you, and when you rely on them you will be assisted toward your greater goal and purpose.

    If you are open to tarot or angel cards you can try playing around with those, and see if they resonate. I recently started a daily practice of pulling cards for myself each morning. This helps me check in on the energy for the day, and be aware of what to expect and look for. You can also look into Astrological guidance as a tool to guide you. There is great wisdom in understanding not only your Sun sign, the sign you hear people most commonly identify with, but also your Moon sign, rising, and more.

        I hope this gives you some starting points to explore. Please let me know if I can assist you. You can reach out the me at SoulCoachingWithJessica@gmail.com with any questions. I offer Life Coaching, as a way to help you get in touch with your Soul, live from a heart-centered space, and truly find the life that is meant for it. It is there, waiting for you, behind the fear and past woundings. You will get there. Be patient and gentle with yourself, it is all unfolding.

Peace and Love,

Jessica

Self-Love and Acceptance

     Self-Love really is the most amazing thing you can give yourself💛Nothing in the world will feel better, nothing has the power to please and fulfill you on the same level. 💫 What's so wild about this is that it's already in all of us. Our access to it may just be blocked. My life's work and mission is all about love. I help people remove their blocks to love- through guiding my clients to heal their selves and their lives as a Life Coach. 🌻 I want you to know that when you hear the wisdom that the world will change when you let Self-Love flow in your life, I mean this literally. The world you see will look different- more friendly, more kind, more colorful, more beautiful. 🌏

      So, what are you waiting for? This is your mission- to remove the blocks to love, to feel total Self-Love flood every cell of your being, and to reflect that love into the world. Heal yourself, heal the world. ⭐️ You are so powerful. *** You can find out more of my thoughts on Self-Love and acceptance by watching my Life Coaching tip videos at my Facebook page.

 

 ✌️ and 💛,

Jessica

Wisdom From The Soul Path

     I had an interesting experience today, and I knew I should share it with you, dear Friends. 

I came across this photo, from 3 years ago. This was the message on the back of my business cards at that point. I LOVE seeing this. I love seeing that even 3 years ago, I had this business as my dream in my heart. I love seeing that I have followed this journey, though it has not been a straight path, I have followed the calling of my Soul to lead me up until this point. Having a goal and a vision isn't always clear- it is about taking active and consistent steps each day, and allowing the path to unfold before you. I hope my life and my business and any success that comes my way will continue to serve as an illustration for all of this.

Peace and Love to you, today and always.

Keep following your heart.

Jessica