Free Soul Clarity Message + Sanctuary Prizes!

Happy July! It’s that time again where I’ll pull one Soul Clarity Card for each person who leaves a comment below!

I do this on the first day of every month, and it’s always so much fun to offer these messages straight from my soul to yours.

 

I’ll get to the readings soon, but first I wanted to invite you to a special celebration!  

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The Soulful Life Sanctuary just turned 1, and we’re celebrating all month long by offering some great prizes! 

The Soulful Life Sanctuary is a loving, supportive, membership community that my sweetie, Dan, and I created. We wanted to create a loving space where we could all go to slow down, connect with our soul, and connect with others who were on a similar journey.

It’s already been a wonderful experience, and we’ve learned so much since our opening. We’ve taken all of the feedback that we have received and have created this new version of the sanctuary, which we’re really excited about. It includes access to our soulful ecourses, live classes and monthly calls, a private Facebook group with monthly parties, interactive discussions, and so much more!

There’s also an upgrade to our mastermind community, which is a supportive group for soulful business owners who are ready to reach their dreams!

To celebrate our anniversary, we are offering some fun prizes to our members and also to our affiliates! 

Here’s how it will work: we will put everyone’s name into a random drawing on August 5th. If you are a current sanctuary member by then or if you referred someone to the sanctuary through our affiliate program during the month of July, your name will be included!

But it gets even better! You’ll receive one entry for every member that you refer, which means if you refer a lot of people, your chances of winning a prize greatly increase! And, if you have an upgraded sanctuary membership, you automatically get 2 entries! Fun and easy!

We have 3 fun grand prizes:

  • One contributing author space in our next book, 365 Moments of Grace (valued at $97)! This is a wonderful way to share your words and inspire others!
  • One 60-minute alignment coaching session with Dan (valued at $147)! Alignment Coaching gives you the tools, the guidance, and the support to make your dreams come true!
  • One solo mailing to our entire community (valued at $200)! This is a great way to share your soulful offering with thousands!

    Plus, everyone who is a new or current member or who referred a member during July will receive one of our Soulful Journal ebooks of their choice!
     
    We currently have 16 titles, and we can’t wait to share them with you!

This community is so special, and we would love for you to join us! And remember, we have a great affiliate program for it, too!

Click here to learn more and join us! 

And now for your free Soul Clarity reading! :)

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The Soul Clarity Card deck includes 48 cards to help you get clarity on what your soul wants you to know. My soul speaks to me in concise phrases, and so these cards were created with that in mind. Each card contains a guided action for you to consider – something to help you live soulfully and mindfully.

I believe that the answers are always within us, but sometimes our light gets covered up by life – all of the to-dos and the shoulds and work and errands and hurt and anger and all sorts of gunk. And it can be hard to sift through all of that and find our way home – back to our soul. These cards are a tool to help you on your journey back home.

Each card contains words that your soul needs you to hear. And whichever card you choose will be exactly the one you need in that exact moment. That’s just how it works!

(You can learn all about the cards and even order your own deck here!)

Here’s how it works: I’ll pull one card for anyone who leaves a comment at the end of the post by 11:59 pm pst today (7/1/15)! If your comment is posted before then, I promise I will pull a card for you. Each month when I open this up, I receive hundreds of requests, so please be patient with me. (If you happen to miss this deadline, please know that I’ll do it again on 8/1.)

All you have to write is “Yes, please!” or something similar. Please don’t feel that you need to share what you are looking to heal or what you would like guidance for. You are more than welcome to, but it’s not necessary. I know that this can be very personal, and your soul and the universe already know what you need. (If you are reading this via a reader or email, please click here to be taken to the post.)

A technical tip for you: To be able to find your comment and not receive a barrage of emails by subscribing to comments, you can go to the comments page and do a search for your name. (On a PC, you press the “control” button + the “f” button.) This makes it super easy to scroll to your name and your reading. :)

Big hug to each of you.

Please spread the love by sharing this on Facebook and Twitter!

250x250 prizes copyP.S. – Be sure to join our Soulful Life Sanctuary celebration where everyone wins! Click here to learn more!

 

 

Adding to Our Love Cup

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I will be the first to admit that I don’t always practice what I teach when it comes to self care and self love. 

It’s true that I know how important it is to take great, loving care of ourselves – body, mind, spirit, and heart. It’s true that I know exactly what I need to do in order to honor myself in the most loving, cared-for way. It’s true that I know in my heart of hearts that self care holds the key to all that I have been searching for. And it’s also true that I know that I really, really, really want to practice self care and pour tons of love into myself.

I know all of this. I really do. And yet, even with all of this knowledge, I seem to continually find myself going back to “the known” – that space that may not feel very nurturing but feels comfortable somehow. I’m still finding my way around what self care looks like and feels like, and it almost feels like a place that I’m visiting still that hasn’t yet become my home.

And then there’s the busyness factor. I find myself getting caught up in all of the to-dos of my life and somehow make every single little thing an emergency (even when it’s far from it). I find myself saying that I can’t possibly rest until X, Y, and Z are finished (knowing full well that when they are finished there will be a new batch waiting in the wings). I find myself reaching for self care and catching it for brief moments but never fully being able to immerse myself in it.

I’ve always said that awareness is the first step toward change. But we can’t just rest on our “awareness laurels” – we must actually take action and move toward the change that we seek (even if it takes many false starts and lots of starting again and again and again). It’s so worth it.

In those moments where I have taken care of myself, I have felt such warmth and lightness surrounding me. I have felt fully alive and fully at peace. And these moments are what keep me going – they help me to see that self care isn’t some elusive thing that can never fully be realized. It’s right here waiting for all of us. And it’s up to us to actually add to our love cup over and over and over again. Let it overflow with kind words for ourselves and loving action. Allow it to seep into each part of our being. Allow ourselves to move into this space and welcome ourselves back home.

That’s what I’m doing now. And yes, I may still start over again and again and again. But I promise that I will keep coming back for more and more extended visits until hopefully this is my forever home. That feels really exciting for me. And I hope you’ll join me here as well. It just feels better.


51o60c9GzCL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_If you’re looking for ways to invite more self care and self love into your life, I highly recommend joining my friend Reba Linker’s book launch!

She is having all sorts of fun parties to celebrate her new book Imagine Self-Love: A Journal, and you’re invited!

Here’s a bit more about this wonderful book:

Your relationship with yourself is, without a doubt, the most important relationship in your life. How you treat yourself “sets the dial” for your relationships with everything in your life.

•    How much wealth do you allow into your life?
•    How much love is right for you?
•    How much success do you permit yourself?
•    What level of vitality is good enough for you?
•    How much happiness can you imagine for yourself?

You can turn up the dial on your “self-love meter,” and strengthen the core concepts that enable all your dreams to flourish: self-knowledge, self-acceptance, and self-love. Using inspirational quotes, journal prompts, and action exercises, the Imagine Self-Love journal will help you establish self-love as the most important habit in your life.

Reba is hosting a free webinar on June 3oth at 10 am pst! There will be lots of presentations (including one from my sweetie, Dan), lots of great information about why self care is so important, and lots of prizes!

Click here to join!

And please remember to give yourself some extra love today and always. We’re all so deserving of that (and so much more).

Hugs,

jodi

Connecting to Our Intuition

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I absolutely love the Soulful Shout Out series here on Soul Speak! I get to highlight and introduce you to beautiful people and their wonderful offerings!

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11106437_10154032706769768_32285811_nToday, I am happy to introduce you to my friend, Nukhet Hendricks!

We’ve known each other for several years, and I can honestly say that my world is brighter because she’s a part of it. She has a huge heart and a giving soul, and she knows how horrible it feels to close off to your divine gifts and also how amazing it feels when you open up to them.

Nukhet is an intuitive who helps others connect with their own intuition and their own divine gifts. She communicates with angels and dolphins and also runs a no-kill animal shelter! She is putting so much love and goodness into the world, and she truly comes from a place of service. I just love that so much, and I’m so happy to introduce you to her here!

She has put together an amazing free gift package for you that includes a free ebook and a free teleclass! We’ll talk more about these offerings soon, but first – I would love to share our interview with you so you can get to know her better!

Welcome to Soul Speak, Nukhet! You have led such an interesting life so far, and I would love for you to share more about your journey for those who are meeting you for the first time.

It has been an interesting life indeed! My journey has taken me to so many different directions. As you know, I am originally from Turkey; born and raised along the shores of Mediterranean, and I moved to the US in 1987 and have been landlocked in Fargo ND since 1990.

Although I have been able to “talk” to the angels since I was a little girl, I shut that door when I was around 14 years old and it took me years before I could open it again and let the divine in. And that has been the best thing I’ve ever done. Because without that connection, I was always searching for a part of me that I knew was missing but I just couldn’t put my finger on what it was. From the moment I stepped through that door once again, I have never looked back. It has been like “coming home.”

Like so many of us, you were born with a close connection to your soul and the angels, but you learned to push it down and ignore this connection in order to fit in. Can you share when you decided to embrace your gifts and share them with others?

Jodi, when I pushed down and ignored the connection to my soul and the angels, without realizing it, I also closed the door to LOVE and started living from a place of worry and fear. Living in fear took a huge toll. It was hard to be joyful or stay in the moment. And the irony is, when I was living from fear, I was also constantly pushing the fear away, which ended up creating more fear. It was a hamster’s wheel that I couldn’t get off of. The turning point came when I no longer had any energy left to fight the fear, and I decided to surrender to it and threw my hands up in the air and said, “I give up. I will no longer fight you.” What I did not realize then was that surrendering to fear was also opening the door to love and allowing it to come in. Once I stopped resisting the fear, it no longer persisted. It no longer had the same power over me.

One night shortly after this, I went to bed feeling rather unsettled. In my dream, I heard a voice – gentle and quiet at first – saying, “listen to your heart.” I did not pay attention the first time I heard it, or the second time. But divine messages are given in threes. The third time, the angels were so loud when they said, “listen to your heart,” that I became fully awake and sat up in bed. I told them that I heard them. They said, “Good, now go back to sleep!” as if it were possible! Nothing has been the same since!

Hearing the angels that night re-opened my heart and my ears to their voices. I reconnected with my angels, my soul, and my essence! That was in 2007. Since then, I have been guided to share this gift with others with the soul mission to reconnect others to their divine wisdom within. I was divinely, gently, and persistently guided to share this gift. And I am grateful for the gift and the ability to share it with others.

How are you different now that you’re saying yes to your gifts and sharing them with the world? Has it been a smooth transition for you, or has it been bumpy along the way?

Bumpy? Oh yes, of course, and it is still bumpy at times. What I learned on this journey, however, is that once you are connected to your inner wisdom and the divine, it is easier to get back to a “peaceful and loving” place after going over even the most challenging “bumps.” I find that I weather the bumps with fewer bruises; I trust much more easily now, and that trust carries me through the bumps.

How am I different? The biggest difference is that I no longer live in fear. I have the kind of trust that I never thought I would have. And feeling that trust deep in my soul makes me smile. I trust that I am never alone on my journey on this earth plane. I am surrounded with love and the divine at all times. It is easier to bounce back from the setbacks, to use challenges as learning experiences, and to manifest my heart’s desires – one of which was to be able to reach others in faraway places, outside of my local area in 2015. And here we are! You and I… you are my earth angel who is facilitating my voice and my work to be heard by many!

So sweet of you to say that, especially since I consider you an earth angel as well!

In addition to channeling angels, you also channel dolphins! I just love that because I have always been drawn to dolphins. They are so magical. I would love to hear how this started and if you were open to it immediately or if you needed to take some time to get used to it.

Dolphins have always been in my awareness with their constant presence all my life, but I never really realized their significance until one October evening in 2008. That night, I settled in my comfy chair for my evening meditation. This time, instead of getting quiet, I ask the angels to show me what my life will look like five years from today. I have a tendency to astro-travel in my meditations, and this time was no different. Once I started my meditation, I found myself on a beautiful beach. Suddenly, a beautiful dolphin jumped out of the water and asked me to hop on. I hopped on like it was the most natural thing in the world. The dolphin gave me a tour of my life five years into the future. It was amusing at first, but it did not feel strange! It rather felt like an extension of talking to the angels. I eventually came to find out that the dolphin who jumped out of the water that day is my dolphin guide, Tulu, and I have been channeling his wisdom ever since. Dolphins’ frequencies are love and joy, and I absolutely love being a channel of their messages. Since they were considered the messengers of God in ancient times, I feel so honored to be used as a divine vessel and a pure channel to deliver messages from the Angels above and from the angels of the sea.

So many readers in this community also are intuitive and are wanting to share their gifts with others. Many are afraid to embrace this part of themselves fully for fear of what others will think. What advice can you offer to them?

I would say that they are going to talk about you anyway, why not give them something “fun” to talk about! Kidding aside…I am learning that what others think and say about me is none of my business. Furthermore, I realize more and more that everyone is not talking about me, they are wrapped up in their own lives.

And the truth is unless we are willing to stand true and tall in our own gifts, change will not happen. So, first and foremost, I invite all of us with these gifts to embrace the fact that we have them and remember that the world is waiting for us to share these special gifts.

Then, I would add that I hear you and I sympathize with you with all my heart. I’ve been there and done that. What worked for me is to surround myself with like-minded people who nurtured me and my gifts while I was finding my way and growing my confidence. That was the biggest and best gift I gave to myself. I would start with that. Find your own circle of support! Your own tribe! Once you do that, the rest will unfurl in its divine time.

 

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I love that you’re giving everyone your free “Little Big Book of Magic” e-book! Please share more about this with us!

nukhet free copyThis book is a divinely guided book. Over and over again, angels kept nudging me that I was to channel angelic guidance and divine questions for those who would be willing to use it as their stepping stone to sparkle and create magic in their lives.

This book, if you let it, will help you increase your awareness of your own divine light by helping you start every week with a divine intention to focus your attention on. Because your life goes where your attention goes!

There are 52 questions and/or pieces of guidance in this book. They are delivered from the Archangels, channeled through me especially for this book.

Here is an example of how to use this book: every week, either on Sunday evening or Monday morning, you can choose a random page and commit to following the guidance. You can even print that page and journal on the page as inspired.

Give the angels a chance to reach you. Download the book, try it out for a few days or weeks and see what happens!

Click here to download the ebook for free!

 

Congratulations, also, on your brand new offering: “When Life Changes or You Wished It Would: 3 Steps to Easily Make Changes to Increase Your Confidence, Happiness, and Live with Purpose.” I would love for you to tell us all about it!

This is a must-attend call for anyone who is serious about creating a life of their own choosing, is ready to stop tolerating what’s not working, and to take the steps to make it happen with loving support and encouragement!

It’s for you if:

  • Your heart yearns to live differently, but you are so used to meeting other people’s expectations that you don’t even know what you want and where to start
  • The idea of starting to live your life your way sounds delicious but you think it is too hard or impossible to do
  • You are so ready to feel a deeper sense of connection that if you don’t make a change right now, you feel you are going to jump out of your skin
  • You feel like you move one step forward in taking your life back and go two steps backward
  • You are so busy, feeling so tired and overwhelmed that sometimes you cannot even think about how to make change happen
  • You’d like to change all this so that you can be happier and more successful while being true to what’s most important to you
  • Your heart skipped a beat after reading the above and you relate deeply

Give yourself this gift and register to be on this free call on July 8, 2015 at 7:30pm CST.

On this call, I will share with you:

  • The one change you can make today which will get you jump started in living your life on your own terms and have you feeling more on purpose immediately
  • An innovative technique proven to assist you in easily making changes right away
  • Where and how to pinpoint your most important place to start so that you can create the life you yearn for which fulfills you and your spirit
  • Intuitive readings, Q & A, and special bonuses for those who are live on the call with me!

You’ll be able to apply the info shared on this call right away. Be sure to register right now to save your seat. Space is limited on the line and I know it will fill quickly!

Click here to join Nukhet on this free call!

 

Many in the Soul Speak community would be interested in learning more about your upcoming “Monthly Group Readings.” Please share more about them – including when they will take place and how we can join you!

These tele-gatherings are held on the last Tuesday of every month (6:30pm CST; 7:30pm EST; 4:30pm PST). They are the result of my desire to offer an opportunity to a new client who is a bit hesitant about investing in a private one-on-one session with me and a different format to my current clients. This format allows me to give you a mini intuitive reading either regarding one question or simply a message from the divine to connect to you to your heart and soul. The next gathering is on Tuesday, June 30th. Click here to learn more!

What does your soul want you to know?

My soul wants me to know that we are together strong and we have all the time in the world to create sparkle and magic!

What do you have coming up on the horizon?

A brand new 2-day live workshop/retreat! I will be facilitating this locally and in different locations. Stay tuned.

Is there anything else you would like to share?

The time has never been more perfect than now to embrace our inner power, stand tall, be noticed, and be heard. We are perfect the way we are. Let’s stop dimming our lights and shine a bit brighter every day!

Thank you, Nukhet, for sharing your heart with us!

Please spread the love and share this post on Facebook and Twitter!

Big hug,
jodi

In Praise of Shyness

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I’ve seen something popping up a lot lately, and I have been going back and forth about whether I wanted to write about it and address it. I’ve decided that I just feel too passionately about it to let it lie.

There’s been a lot of press in recent years about introversion. A lot of great books have come out explaining more about it and helping each of us (whether we are introverted or not) understand what it’s like to walk through life with this wiring/chemistry/innate nature.

It will most likely come as no surprise when I share that I’m extremely introverted. I’ve been pretty public about it and have done interviews where I talked about it and really feel passionate about helping others be better able to understand this aspect of themselves and fully embrace it.

I love all of the press that it’s getting. I love that the stigma and misunderstandings around it seem to be lifting. And I love seeing more and more fellow introverts raising their flag and sharing with the world that they, too, are proud of it.

But what I don’t love is the wording that sometimes comes with it. You may have seen it since it’s in almost every explanation of what introversion is and what it isn’t. It usually reads something like this (overly dramatized for effect):

“Being introverted doesn’t mean that you’re shy (thank God!). It doesn’t mean that you are afraid of the world. It doesn’t mean that you cower around others or are hiding in your home 24/7. It doesn’t mean that you are a total absolute loser who can’t seem to get a grip on how to live in this world because you’re too freaked out by it. It doesn’t mean any of these things (Whew!). It just means that you refill your energy by being alone.”

I know that it’s true that you can be introverted and not be shy. It’s just the same as knowing that you can be introverted and also be male, female, a good singer, a horrible singer, a lovely person or a not-so-lovely person. But none of these other traits/characteristics ever seem to get mentioned with introversion, do they? Only shyness gets called out – over and over and over again. Introversion is seen as the trendy trait and shyness is seen as the trait that could be likened to the plague. And, as an introverted person who also happens to be shy, this tends to ruffle my feathers. 

I’ve always been shy – sometimes painfully so. I used to hide behind my mom’s pant legs when meeting new people and slowly peek out and quickly hide again in the safety of the fabric. I used to dread being called on in school – not because I didn’t know the answer but because I didn’t want all eyes to be on me.

In sixth grade I had to sing a solo in a recital. I was so nervous that I developed tiny blisters all of my hands the night before and begged my mom to let me skip it. Instead, she handed me a pair of gloves and sent me on my way. :)

In college, I based my classes on whether or not I would have to give a speech, and I took as many independent study courses as possible simply so I could avoid being in the classroom.

Throughout my life, I’ve been accused of being aloof or a snob simply because I wasn’t as talkative and stood back a bit when first meeting others. I’m not comfortable in crowds and will do my best to avoid them. When the doorbell rings, I tend to freeze and stay as quiet as possible until whoever is there leaves.

Because of the negative stigma attached to shyness, I used to try to push through it or ignore it or hide it. I felt “less than” in so many ways and wondered why I couldn’t just “buck up” already and be like everyone else.

Thankfully, I no longer feel this way. I now see my shyness (and all of my other qualities) as part of what makes me who I am. I see it as something to embrace rather than hide. I see it as a gift that I’ve been given to help me empathize with others and be extra sensitive and introspective and perceptive. I now know for sure that being shy is not a weakness. It is such a powerful strength. 

I hope upon all hopes that we can all just learn to embrace our whole selves – the socially accepted traits and also those that aren’t yet seen in a positive light. Because the more we do so, the better we’ll feel. But also the more permission we’ll give to others to do the same. And this ripple effect of self love will impact all of us in one way or another. We’ll walk a little taller and will shine our light a little more and will embrace exactly who we are and exactly who everyone is. It’s just the way it works. And it all starts with honoring each part of ourselves.

So yes. I’m introverted. And I’m also shy. And I’m so many other things as well – each of which come together to make me exactly who I am: a loving soul.

There are so many of us in the world who are innately shy and innately wonderful. And it’s my hope that we’ll embrace this trait and see it as the gift that it truly is. We’re doing such great things in the world – from the comfort of our own homes, behind our screens, and in whatever way feels right for us. And we’re truly making such a beautiful difference. I love that so much.

Hugs,

jodi

250 faces copyP.S. – If you’re planning on joining us as a contributing author in our upcoming book, 365 Ways to Connect with Your Soul, please be sure to do so soon! There are just 35 spots left!

It’s a wonderful way to share your words and inspire others! You can learn all about it here!

Loving Support in Numbers

inspired copyAs many of you know, I have been healing from adrenal fatigue over the past nine months. It’s been a period filled with a wide array of emotions and experiences. I’ve been frustrated beyond belief at moments – just wishing that I could feel normal again. But it’s also been a time of such growth, and I’ve learned more about myself in this relatively short period than I had in my entire life.

One of the biggest things that I’ve learned is that it’s okay to let go, to trust, and to allow others to support me. I’ve always prided myself on being independent – on being able to take care of myself. And it’s so interesting to me that oftentimes the things we hold onto with such tight fists are the things that we most need to let go of in order to grow and expand and heal.

Allowing myself to be supported is a huge part of my healing journey, which hasn’t always been comfortable. Asking for help brings up all sorts of outdated beliefs within myself. And at first, asking brought on feelings of weakness and vulnerability. I felt like I should be able to handle it (whatever “it” might be) on my own. But… I was too tired to handle it on my own. I was too tired to keep my walls up. I was too tired to judge myself for this perceived weakness. And I began to open my heart up and let others in.

And boy did the floodgates open! The energetic healings and intuitive readings and health assessments and outpourings of love came rushing into my world and into my heart, and I felt supported in a way that I had never felt before. I realized that all of this time, I had always been surrounded by this love and support. I just hadn’t yet allowed myself to receive it. I had to let go and trust and stay open, which is what I’ve been focusing on. It’s been seriously life changing for me to take in all of this love, and I could write an entire book sharing about all of the beautiful offerings that have poured in.

For now, though, I want to tell you about one of these offerings: a numerology reading given to me by my friend, Toni Cay Snyder. It really helped me put into a larger picture sort of context how I got to this place of feeling so weakened and what I can do to feel strong again.

I will be completely honest and say that I don’t know a ton about numerology, other than it’s always seemed really interesting to me. Before this reading, I knew that we all have a life-path number, but I didn’t really know much beyond that. So I went into it with an open heart and the possibility of learning something new, which I certainly did.

I’ve known Toni for the past year, and every interaction that I’ve had with her has been so loving and positive. She is someone who really understands what it’s like to feel burned out and hopeless, and she knows how good it feels to empower yourself to follow your heart and live the life you were born to live.

Based on my name and birth date, Toni was able to share each piece of my life path – including the possible highs and the possible lows. It was uncanny how spot on she was, and she helped me better understand how I got to this place that I’m currently in and how I can get myself to where I want to go. I believe that nothing is wasted and that we can find something positive from every experience, and so this reading was great confirmation of that for me. I learned that there are two sides to each number – one that’s a higher vibration and one that’s a bit lower, and we get to decide which side we want to focus on. My thoughts have certainly been focusing on how tired I feel and how frustrated I am, and Toni’s reading helped me see that I can instead be focusing on all of the gifts that are coming from this current experience. Such a great reminder!

toni copyIt was a great reading, and I’m so grateful to Toni for it. If you are curious about your own numbers or about numerology in general, I highly recommend connecting with Toni to learn more.

She’s put together a free assessment where you can easily calculate your personal life path! 

This amazing worksheet is the first step to understanding your blocks, sticking points and limiting beliefs, as well as your unique strengths, talents and inner gifts.

Click here to receive this free worksheet!

And feel free to share below what experiences you’ve had with numerology!

Hugs,

jodi