Your Soul Essentials (Free Print Out)

soul-insideLately, I’ve been feeling a bit disconnected from my soul. I’ve been feeling like I’ve been pushing too hard and trying to do too much. I’ve been doing and doing and doing and was forgetting to simply be.

One of the many things that I love about our life is that we get a fresh chance to start again with each new moment.

I recently went away to a hotel for the night. It’s something that I used to do quite often when I wanted to create. I would go into a vortex and write books and ecourses and feel really inspired by the flow that I was in.

But what happened over time is I got tired. I started to dread going back because I felt pressure from myself about having to create something by the time I came home. And that no longer felt inspiring – it felt pretty yucky. So I stopped going.

Recently, though, I felt the need to go back. It had been many months, and I knew that my soul could use a night of pampering – a night to rest and recharge. So I made a pact with myself that there would be no creating at all – no working – no vortex to go into. It would just be me – just Jodi. Releasing that pressure and replacing it with tenderness was heavenly. I watched a movie, took a bath, napped, read, and spent the entire time relaxing. I realized how tired I was and how needed this downtime was.

And now I can’t wait to go back. I realized that I am enough. Just me. I finally got on a deep level that I don’t have to do anything or accomplish anything or have anything to show for my time away. It’s okay to simply BE. So that’s what I did, and it was amazing.

Because I didn’t want to get back into the habit of busyness and work and achievements as soon as I returned home, I set myself up for success by writing down what I needed to give myself on a regular basis from now on in order to feel connected to my soul. I created a print out with my 5 Soul Essentials and put it in a place where I would see it often.

It was such a healing exercise for me that I thought you might benefit from it as well. So I’m sharing mine with you and also sharing a blank one that you can print out and fill in yourself.

Here’s Mine:

(You can click on it to enlarge it.)

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Here’s yours to print out:

(You can click on it to enlarge it and print it out – it’s saved at high resolution.)

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I love that if we veer off course and lose our connection with our soul, we can choose to start again – to connect again in the next moment. We can choose to listen to our soul and honor it and pay attention to it and spend time with it. We can choose to do this with our next breath and then the next and then the next.

And if we forget in the breath after the next after the next after the next, we can choose to connect again. And again. And again.

I just love that.

We’re never so disconnected from our soul that we can’t reconnect. Never.

What a relief that is, right?

When I’m living soulfully, I’m so much happier. I feel fully connected to the universe and to everyone and everything in it. I love knowing that if I go back to my old habits – they are habits that can be changed. And I love knowing that I am powerful and conscious enough to make these changes. We all are.

There’s something really inspiring and special about setting such a strong intention and letting our souls know how important they are to us – letting ourselves know that we will keep coming back over and over again because we know how essential it is to do so.

There’s something truly special about loving ourselves enough to consciously connect with our soul. 

I wish that for each of us. And I hope this print out helps you do exactly that.

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself


Lately, I’ve been getting back to basics. Sort of hitting the reset button on my life. Bathing in a spiritual cleanse. 

I really recommend that we all do this from time to time. Hitting the reset button and giving ourselves space to get in touch with our inner wisdom is such a beautiful gift.

For the first time in years, I’ve been doing exactly that. I’ve had two months to really step away from my life – to look at it with perspective. To look at it with an open heart and a loving soul. To look at it almost as a spectator rather than a participant. I’ve given myself plenty of space to honestly assess each part of my life. I’ve been able to slow down enough to see the true ins and outs of how I have been living. 

And I’m so grateful to have had this space. While what I discovered hasn’t always been easy to take in (e.g., how I’ve gone missing in many ways, how self care just hasn’t been happening, how I’ve allowed myself to give to the point of having nothing left, how I made a bit of a turn away from my soul’s path, etc.), it’s now out in the open and in the light – where I can see it and do something to change it.

This process of uncovering and cleansing and resetting didn’t happen overnight. It actually continues to happen – I’m still right smack in the middle of it. But I wanted to share some of the tools that are helping me – just in case you’re also wanting to reflect and possibly hit your own reset button.

If you are, I highly recommend that you first slow down. And set the intention that you are ready to be honest with yourself. Allow yourself to sink into your truth and embrace your present moment – whatever it looks like, however painful it may be. And then give yourself permission to ask and answer questions – questions that will help lead you back to yourself.

I’m sharing five questions that have been helping me let go of anything that is not nurturing my soul. And conversely, they are shining light on anything that does fill me up and make me happy. They are helping me stay conscious and aware and awake. I hope they help you as well along your soul’s journey.

Here they are:

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I recommend writing these questions down and carrying them with you throughout your day (at least until they become a habit). Ask them when you first wake up. Ask them before you go to bed. And ask them many, many times in between. Keep them in your consciousness. Allow them to soak into your being.

They are powerful questions. And you’ll have empowered answers to go with them. I know it.

  • They will help ground you and lift you at the same time.
  • They will help you tap into your soul’s wisdom and really get into the habit of hearing your inner voice.
  • They will support you in practicing self care and giving yourself all of the love that you so desperately need.
  • They will help you remember to focus on what IS working in your life, rather than what isn’t.
  • They will help you embrace how good it feels to help others.

And they will help you begin this process of clearing and cleansing – a process of coming home to your true essence. You’re so worth taking the time and making the space to ask these questions. And I truly hope you do. They’re so powerful – just like you. :)

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A Heart-Shaped Sign

rose quartzI am constantly amazed by the signs that I receive from the universe, my spirit guides, team of angels, and loved ones on the other side. They all keep busy making sure that I see and receive their messages, and I’m so grateful for each of them.

I haven’t been sleeping well since my dog-ter, Xena, died last month. Really horribly, in fact. I have a hard time falling asleep and then I toss and turn throughout the night and wake up super early. I’m absolutely exhausted and completely worn down, to be completely honest.

A couple nights ago, while drifting in and out of sleep, I woke up and groggily realized that I was holding a heart-shaped rose quartz gemstone in my left hand.

A few months ago, I put this stone under my pillow. I somehow felt guided to do this and didn’t really question it or think much about it. I am definitely not an expert on gemstones or their healing properties, but I liked that it was in the shape of a heart. I felt symbolically like it was a loving stone that would bring me peace and comfort while I slept.

So I put it under my pillow, which is where it’s stayed for the last few months. It’s laid there completely undisturbed each night. I never saw it or touched it and definitely didn’t wake up holding it. Until a couple of nights ago when I woke up with it in my hand – tightly gripped.

For the next hour or so, while I laid there awake with it in my palm, I felt comforted. I felt at peace. I felt surrounded by love. I felt like I was going to get through this grief – like I was going to be okay. In that space of time, I felt that this stone was a tangible lifeline to my angels, and I was holding on for dear life. I eventually fell asleep while holding it, and when I woke up the next morning it was back under the pillow where it always is.

After researching this stone, I learned that it is used to comfort those who are grieving. I learned that it represents the mother/child bond (which is how I view my relationship with Xena). I learned that it is a stone that helps us receive universal love and helps us feel nourished and at peace. Everything that I have been longing to feel can be found in this single stone. And somehow, while I was sleeping, my guides, angels, and loved ones on the other side put this stone in my hand to help me feel this deep comfort. They put this stone in my hand to help me receive their love. (Incidentally, I also learned that the left hand represents yin energy – for receiving.)

And I think that’s pretty amazing.

In this time of grief, I haven’t been communicating as often with my angels or my spirit guides or my loved ones on the other side. I have been wrapped up in my own sadness, which has been just about all-consuming.

And it’s just really comforting to know that my supportive team is still there – loving me in exactly the way I most need them to. Always.

That means so much. Truly.

We all are receiving these beautiful signs. And it’s up to us to open up to them and be willing to take them into our hearts.

Because when we do, we allow our souls to connect – we allow our hearts to expand – we allow ourselves to heal and to grow and to love.

Which is what I wish for each of us.





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Free Soul Clarity Reading + 1/2 Off Magic Formula Coaching!

*** Thank you to everyone who participated this time around! Comments are now closed, and I’ll be back on Feb. 1st with more readings! I am wishing you all a wonderful new year! ***

Happy 2014! I hope your new year is starting off in a wonderful way. I’m so happy to begin the year by pulling 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.

Before we start the messages, I wanted to let you know about my Monthly Special! 

dan-teck-250x250This month’s special is extra close to my heart because my amazing husband, Dan Teck, is sharing his Magic Formula Coaching program for 1/2 price!

Many of you already know Dan and know how special he truly is. For those who are just meeting him for the first time, you’re in for a real treat. He has the single biggest heart that I’ve ever felt or seen or been in the presence of. He is caring and giving and has helped thousands tap into their inner light and manifest their ideal lives. He is a certified life coach and a master law of attraction practitioner. And he’s offering his special Magic Formula Coaching program to you for 1/2 price this month only!

In this program, he will work one-on-one with you for 4 months to support you in manifesting your ideal life! He truly wants to help you reach your dreams, and he does it through a process of gratitude, vision, and action. It’s a powerful program that we use in our own lives and have seen such amazing results. (This blog is here because of this process!)

The start of a new year is a perfect time to connect with a loving coach who can listen and support you in uncovering any obstacles that may be between you and your dreams. Dan is the perfect person to do that, and I can’t wait for you to connect with him personally. It’s not often that he opens his schedule to working with clients one-on-one, and it’s such a special gift when he does. I hope you’ll take advantage of it. Your soul will thank you!

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The Magic Formula Coaching Program includes four one-on-one life coaching sessions, plus an ecourse, regular email check-ins, and a questionnaire to support you in outlining your dreams. It’s pretty amazing, and this is the only month that he’ll be offering it to you at this 1/2-off price. Space is limited, so please contact him right away if this sounds like a good fit for you.

I know you’ll love Dan. He’s pretty amazing. We’ve been together for almost 12 years, and I still in awe of him. My love for him grows each and every day. And I can’t wait for you to get to work with him personally!

Click here to learn all about his Magic Formula Coaching!

And now for your free Soul Clarity reading! :)


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!)

I can’t wait to pull a card for you for free!

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 (1/1/14)! 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 2/1.)

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.

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I’m Here


here-we-are copyI experienced something pretty amazing the other day:

While in the middle of shampooing my hair in the shower, half spacing out and half worrying about everything that needed to be done, I felt a hand on my shoulder.

I quickly turned around, assuming it was Dan, and no one was there.

It wasn’t a light tap. And it wasn’t a shove. It was a warm full-palmed hand on my shoulder that lasted for only a second.

While I would love to say that some clear message came through right then and there, that’s not what happened. Believe me, I was waiting. But what did happen was later that day it popped into my mind what this hand was telling me.

I kept hearing the words, “I’m here.” 

And I’m not entirely sure how I knew who was saying them, but I just knew that it was the bald guy from the dream that I had a couple of years ago (aka: my main spirit guide). I seriously should ask him his name one of these days, so he isn’t forever referred to as, “The Bald Guy from My Dream.” :)

Anyway, it was such a beautiful reminder for me.

To remember that even when I’m wrapped up in my own world and my own thoughts and my own drama, my guides are always here.

I love that he was just letting me know that.

I took it in, felt the magic, and then (to be completely honest) went about my life. And again (to be completely honest) pushed this experience and my guide and all of that aside and moved everything else ahead of it.

biddle and treeUntil the other night. We were decorating our Christmas tree, and we plugged in a massively long strand of lights to make sure they worked (which they did). We strung them around the tree and realized that the entire middle of the tree wasn’t lit. For some reason, tons of lights weren’t working (even though they were all connected).

For those who have been with me for awhile, you may remember what happened last year with the lights on our Christmas tree. Every time I took care of myself, one strand would start blinking. (Yes, it was the strangest thing ever.) After awhile, I realized it was Sarah, my spirit guide who helps me practice self care. When we put the tree away, I took that strand, wrapped it around a frame, and put it in my office as a reminder to take good care of myself. (You can read more about this experience here.)

The other night the non-lit lights blinked twice (while the rest of the strand stayed lit the entire time). It was amazing. And needless to say, I was both surprised and also comforted that Sarah was back on the tree this year (even though the strand from last year is still in my office.)

These reminders that my guides are near me happen often, and I’m always grateful when they do. The reminders help me remember that I’m always supported and always loved. They help me remember that I’m being looked after. And that feels so, so good.

You also are always supported and always loved. I would love to hear how your guides are showing up in your life. (And if you’re not sure, maybe you can take some time to ask them to show themselves to you. And then remember to stay open to receiving signs and taking them into your heart. It feels like absolute magic when we receive both the signs and the love from them.)

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