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Jesica Hanley Vega

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July 2014

What Would Bring You Closer To The Life You Long To Live?

Our family motto has become "This is going really well" and we not only have a sign that says so on our kitchen wall, Brian made himself a t-shirt as well.
Our family motto has become “This is going really well” and we not only have a sign that says so on our kitchen wall, Brian made himself a t-shirt as well.

Though I’m known primarily as an “intuitive” consultant, much of my work with clients reflects a combination of spiritual and transformational teachings that have less to do with “intuitive” knowing and more to do with the implementation of sustained practices.

One such practice I advocate is the creation of physical structures and sign-posts that empower and enable my clients to experience and express their higher selves.

There are many occasions in life when we feel we know who we are on the inside, and yet do not see this self reflected in our external lives. When I find myself in this predicament, I ask:

What physical element can I put into place that will have my external world more accurately reflect who I am inside and who I long to be?

This has been a recurring topic in my Monday afternoon Mastermind Group and answers have ranged from loading new music onto  iTunes to raise the vibration,  to new shoes that will make walking easier, to putting a beautiful flowerpot in the front yard as a reminder of abundance.

In my case, the recent purchase of an essential oil diffuser has upgraded my work and living space significantly. I love being surrounded by beautiful scents but, for a long time, this was a pleasure I denied myself. Burning, and now diffusing, essential oils is one of the things I do to make myself feel good every single day. Depending on the moment, the scent of my oils can make me feel energetic, calm or inspired.

What missing element could you add to your surroundings that would inspire and uplift you – giving you more of the life you long for?

When We Come Together With Open Hearts…

The power to awaken love and healing in ourselves and others comes when we find our own connections to nature and the roots of our experience – Rachel Pollack

No matter how challenging life feels, the experience of connecting with others in a space of love and healing always reminds me that I am not alone in my struggles.

In this way, the work I do supports not only my clients but myself. When we come together with open hearts, and recognize each other’s wholeness, we create a field of fellowship and support that flows both ways.

Left to our own devices – yours and mine – we can easily become mired in doubt and fear. Just as easily, without the loving reflection of others, we often misread our intuitions and desires, missing the essential truths trying to make themselves felt in our lives.

Frequently, my clients respond to a reading with some variation of “that’s what I thought” or “I had a feeling that’s what you would say.” It’s a privilege to be the one who tells them to trust their gut, to honor the most deeply felt stirrings of their souls and to confirm and bless the road ahead.

This is not a poor reflection on them as much as an affirmation of how much we need each other to confirm our most private desires and suspicions. It is also an affirmation of how difficult it can be to get the soul-level support we seek in a world preoccupied with fear, judgement and an attachment to the status quo.

When the longings of our souls contradict the dictates of our families, our identities and our culture, too often it can feel like there’s nowhere for them to be confirmed and celebrated.

But when we have people in our lives  – be they friends, family members or members of our soul community – who champion our journeys wherever they take us, greater levels of passion, truth and power become possible in our lives and those journeys can lead us to entirely unexpected new destinations.

Where are you headed? And do you have who you need to help you get there?

Pursuing Happiness When It’s Already Within You

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Let our joy be a source of light and warmth for others.

I don’t often repost from other writers, but when I do, it’s likely from Leo Babuta’s Zen Habits. Here’s Leo’s most recent musing on the pursuit and experience of happiness.

Enjoy xo

Pursuing Happiness When It’s Already Within You

By Leo Babauta

One of the key learnings I’ve had since starting Zen Habits is that everything I need to be happy is already within me.

I firmly believe that, but I’ve been asked a good question: if happiness comes from within, why should you pursue anything in life?

Why should you pursue goals, achieve anything, connect with others, exercise, eat good food … if you don’t need to do any of that to be happy? It’s a great question, and I’ll answer it with a simple exercise:

Let’s assume you don’t need to do any of that to be happy. You have happiness, from within, and you can go about your day and have just about anything happen and you’ll still be happy.

Now what? You can sit there and watch TV or do absolutely nothing, and you’ll be happy. Let’s call that Choice No. 1.

Or you can take actions to make others happy, to relieve their suffering, to see that they have the tools for happiness already. Focusing on the happiness of others is Choice No. 2.

Now, with either of these choices, you’ll be happy. You can do either, and it won’t necessarily affect your happiness. But with Choice No. 2, you’re increasing the happiness of the world.

I’d argue that Choice. No. 2 is better.

And this choice, to dedicate your time to helping others, relieving their suffering, making them happy … this is the motivation you can use for doing great things, for building something useful, for creating and working and being a good parent. It’s not about increasing your own happiness, but the happiness of others.

Are You Getting Enough Support?

I will take the sun in my mouth  and leap into the ripe air - e.e. cummings
I will take the sun in my mouth
and leap into the ripe air – e.e. cummings

When I started reading cards, I had no idea how much I’d learn: about myself, about the intuitively guided life and, of course, about my wonderful clients.

While I started out as a traditional “tarot card reader,” offering one-time problem-based readings from home, cafes and parties  – eventually I learned how much more powerful it was for my clients to maintain an on-going relationship with their intuitive guidance.

A single reading can help solve a problem, but a series of readings can redirect your life.

Whether you consider guidance as something that originates from your own soul or from a higher power, creating a life from such guidance, rather than by the dictates of your ego, requires practice and support.

That’s why I encourage all my clients to work with me on-goingly – either through a regular coaching arrangement or more informally at various times during a period of growth.

That’s also why I developed my weekly Mastermind Calls. These calls provide a regular opportunity to share your journey in a safe, supportive environment.  Whether you are an intuitive, an artist, a healer or simply seeking to fulfill your soul, drawing from the collective wisdom of your tribe is an essential part of your life’s journey but one that can often be difficult to accomplish.

By coming together this way, soul community becomes a possibility regardless of location or circumstances, and the support you need to take your next steps becomes a reality.

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