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Let Go of that SH*T!

Do you have a hard time Letting Go of Shit? Emotions, weight, clothes, “stuff” (and of course, bowel movements)? 

It’s time to Let Go of That Shit! In order to gain the Clarity, Freedom, Lightness, and Ease of body, mind, and heart that you crave!

Accumulating too much (Overwhelmed, Overfed, Overtired, Over-scheduled, Over-indulged) without being able to properly DIGEST (i.e. utilizing what’s needed and letting go of the rest — internally and externally) leads to AMA (undigested “gunk”).

Undigested gunk (food and emotions) in our systems causes chronic pain, low energy, brain fog, an overall sense of dread for life, and eventually leads to disease.

Letting Go to Shift is a new short course that starts Sunday, November 24th — just in time to help you go through the holidays without regret – to help you LET GO of That SHIT —  physically, emotionally, and mentally. 

This course is for you if you…

  • Have trouble letting go of emotions, extra weight, or “stuff”
  • Have weak digestion and experience constipation
  • Experience regular brain fog, low energy, or pain
  • Wish you had more empty space and time
  • Have trouble saying NO

What’s Included…

  • 6 weeks of Expert Guidance + Tools to help you LET GO of That SHIT —  physically, emotionally, and mentally
  • 3 group coaching calls ($375 value)
  • 1 Discovery Session ($300 value)
  • Weekly teachings + support via FB Group
  • PDFs + Audio materials to keep — recipes, tip sheets, journaling prompts, meditations, etc. ($50 value)

What You’ll Get Out of This…

  • Deeper CONNECTION to your Intuition + Spirit
  • A NEW , more Feminine Way to walk through life
  • CLARITY – no more brain fog!
  • Understand how to really Dial in your Digestion — because your digestion is the key to keeping all of the other bodily systems functioning optimally (including your IMMUNE system!)
  • FREEDOM to let say NO and to LET GO of habits and ideas that don’t serve your highest good!
  • LIGHTNESS – literally feel lighter in your body, mind, and heart.
  • EASE – learn how to shift out of the Stress response of gripping, and into the easeful state of Healing
  • Steps to begin to release old patterns and start moving out of chronic pain

Your Investment…

$1075 $297

BONUSES: 

  • Ticket to Online Workshop ($250 value) (Manifest 2020 Workshop or Seasonal Cleanse or another workshop) 
  • 10% off Ayurveda Course ($100 value)

Need Some Help? 

I’m offering scholarships to Single Mamas and People of Color!
Send an email to: info@sacredspacehealingarts.com with “Scholarship Application” in the subject line. Tell me 3 things: 1) Why do you need a scholarship (your current circumstances)? 2) What do you hope to gain from this course? 3) What will you do with what you gain — in other words, how could this change your life for the better?

Fear of Slowing Down

Let me describe a common scenario…

A woman/mother/man/father (could be you) rises to the sound of an alarm, steps out of bed and into a role that s/he plays well — always working diligently on the projects of the day (work, parenting, meals, cleaning, driving, etc.) — crossing all of the ‘t’s and dotting all of the ‘i’s — rushing around to make sure deadlines are met.

Sometimes meals get skipped; sometimes, fast food has to suffice. Transitions between events/meetings/tasks are tight and sometimes it doesn’t feel like there’s room to breathe, much less observe the subtleties within moments.

Sometimes s/he hears a “thank you” (although it might be rare). S/he’s become so accustomed to this way of life that (most days) there’s no longer even a thought about “self-care”, or doing something for your Self. The evenings require as much routine and squeezing in as the days do, and by the end of the night s/he’s left drained, often indulging in one or more forms of self-medicating — a drink (or two), a few Netflix episodes, the infamous late-night snacking, etc.

It’s not until the weekend that s/he sometimes wonders where the life s/he used to dream about went; s/he sees life flying by without actually living it, and wonders if this is just how it goes. Not quite what s/he imagined for her/his self.


Can you relate to this story?

BAD NEWS: If you’re like most Americans, this is a rough sketch of your daily life.
GOOD NEWS: It doesn’t have to be this way! (keep reading)

When we are living as described above, i.e. modern, over-scheduled lives, we are out of touch with our bodies, our emotions, and our dreams. This translates as living in a constant state of triggering and fear, which means we are going through our lives mostly in Fight/Flight/Freeze (Sympathetic Nervous System) mode, which causes degeneration and disease. When we are in SNS (sympathetic nervous system), blood is diverted away from the organs and into the limbs for quick response. The problem isn’t the SNS, but the fact that we are constantly “on guard” for the next thing that needs doing or email that needs checking.

In order to HEAL, digest, and restore our bodies/minds we need to be in Parasympathetic Nervous System. And as long as we are operating in SNS (i.e. stress response) for the majority of our minutes/hours/days/weeks, then our hormones (and lives) will be out of balance.

Recognizing this is one thing, but making a lifestyle change is quite another.

“Maybe we hear these pleas from our bodies, but we don’t know how to stop running, pushing, overreaching ourselves. We are afraid that if we stop, something terrible will happen.”

~ Dr. Claudia Welch

You might not think you live in “fear”, but I’m here to tell you that if you are choosing a life that is harming your health, inside and out, and limiting your potential, then you ARE. A little tough love here…

As unintentional as it may be, YOU ARE CHOOSING the path of INSANITY! 😱

GOOD NEWS: You CAN Get OUT of this Cycle!!!
BAD NEWS: There is no quick fix — no pill, no diet, no superfood, no surgery, no ONE thing that will “fix it” FOR you. The work is all on you.
MORE GOOD NEWS: This is EXACTLY my specialty and I’d LOVE to help you get UNstuck!

P.S. It’s not going to be EASY, but it’s going to be BEAUTIFUL and so so so FULFILLING!

Schedule a time to talk with me here.

xoxo

Jessica

N O U R I S H

A 3-Week Cleanse for

Body + Mind + Senses

with Ayurveda

Seasonal cleansing is highly recommended at two particular times of year — the transition into Fall and into Spring. WHY? There are several reasons..

The most obvious one being that we all get into habits that don’t serve us — whether it’s summer ice cream binges or late evening snacking or something else that leads to unwanted (and uncomfortable) consequences — and a cleanse is the perfect way to steer yourself back on track.

If we don’t have a way of redirecting ourselves, then our bad habits lead to unnecessary, and sometimes difficult, ramifications. Even worse, down the road they lead to physical, mental, or emotional DIS-EASE.

Another reason is simply that if we keep making choices — in diet and lifestyle — that are designed for the previous season, we will get sick. This is the main reason that you see so many people coming down with “things” during these two times of year.

For the past several years I’ve been practicing some form of seasonal cleansing and it’s made a huge difference in my life — as it’s given me the power to continuously redirect my lifestyle and choices in order to keep growing in the direction that I desire to go, instead of letting old patterns take over and feeling stuck and stagnant.

This year I want to share this amazing experience with you! I’m offering a guided cleanse to anyone who wants to reap the benefits with me, but first let me set something straight…

This ain’t your typical “detox”!

Maybe you’ve tried doing cleanses, or detoxes, before and felt overwhelmed, frustrated, and — I’m just going to say this…DEPRIVED!?

👉🏽THIS IS NOT THAT KIND OF CLEANSE!👈🏾

(You may sigh a great sigh of relief!)

NOURISH is a 3 week guided cleanse with a focus on nourishing body, mind, and senses with simple self care practices from Ayurveda. During this time what most people need is more GROUNDING + NOURISHING + SLOWING DOWN + SELF LOVING practices that help us ease into Fall and the darkness of this time of year.

If you’re like most of the people on the planet, you’re probably already doing TOO MUCH and feel like you don’t have the TIME to devote to anything else, so depriving yourself of anything feels more like punishment than the medicine you need right now.

If that’s you, then READ ON to find out How You Can Do This Cleanse with Me without breaking your budget or finding more time in a day!

You actually don’t need to buy a bunch of special foods or spend a lot of extra time doing the “things” for this cleanse. If you join me, then at the end of our time together you will feel MORE like yourself and on-track in your heath and life and LESS bogged down with responsibilities and to-dos!

I will show you how to DROP into BEING, not just how to make better food choices.

This cleanse is FULL CIRCLE, as in completely holistic in its approach, and you will get all of the support that you need to succeed! Here’s how it works…

In our initial session, I’ll break down the WHATs, HOWs, and WHYs of designing your Fall cleanse. You’ll get handouts to use to support your journey. We will have weekly group coaching sessions where you can ask questions, get answers, scream or cry, and connect whole-heartedly with other beautiful people doing this simple, yet powerful, cleanse together. You’ll also get an individual coaching session with me near the end of the cleanse in order to reflect, integrate, and move forward intentionally.

Other details:

  • If you happen to live in Central Oregon, you will be invited to 2 additional in-person sessions on October 6th and 20th (to kick off the start of your 1st and 3rd weeks).
  • You can live anywhere in the world and do this cleanse with me! Our initial orientation call will be Saturday, 10/05, 7-8:00 am PST and our weekly group coaching calls will happen on the following 3 Saturday mornings at 7-8:00 am PST via ZOOM webinar.
  • You will have access to all materials — videos, meditations, audios, PDFs, etc. — via a password-protected webpage just for people participating in this cleanse. You are welcome to download the materials to keep and use again.
  • I’ll send you weekly emails with journaling prompts, teachings, and tips for your journey.
  • You will receive constant support from myself and the group in a private Facebook group where no one other than the current participants will see your posts or comments. The value of the support of the community can NOT be overstated! As much as you are willing to reach in and out, you will GROW!
  • During the 3rd week of our cleanse, you’ll receive a link to schedule your FREE coaching session with me (value $100).
  • The investment for ALL of THIS is only $50!

If you’re ready to do this with me, click the button below to purchase your ticket to N O U R I S H !

How to Thrive this Summer with Ayurveda!

Ayurveda is a beautiful and rich system of healing. It not only gives us an incredibly detailed science of the human being’s magnificent multi-layered self, but it also gives us a picture of the entire universe and how we fit into it. As such, being aligned with Nature is critical to our overall health and ability to heal.

Simply put…if we are out of sync (misaligned), we cannot thrive.

In practical terms, being ALIGNED with Nature means paying attention to the world around us and arranging our lifestyle choices around the circadian rhythms of our planet. Our Grandparents and Great Grandparents did this naturally, because several decades back we humans were more connected to the rhythms of the earth in our daily lives. Nowadays, we have the ability to eat any food in any season, to watch anything online at anytime, to completely disregard the internal and external rhythms around us for the sake of desire and convenience.

What is this disregard doing to us? It’s part of the cause of a whole slew of epidemic problems in our modern civilization — like obesity, type 2 diabetes, insomnia, and so so many different autoimmune issues, like fibromyalgia, allergies, eczema, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, thyroid problems like Hashimoto’s, and a ton of different digestive issues like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Crohn’s disease. And in case you weren’t aware, this is a very small list of all of the autoimmune diseases that are plaguing so many in “modern” cultures. What I wish everyone knew is this…

Autoimmune dis-eases and so many other health diagnoses can be cured with the Circadian Medicine of Ayurveda.

Circadian Medicine is living in tune with Nature. It really doesn’t get anymore uncomplicated than that, which is why it might be looked over in our modern day and age.

This simple wisdom can easily be lost in a culture that puts more faith in technology and the initials that come after a name, than intuition, nature and the individual’s power to heal.

So, without further ado, I’ll get straight to how you can start today, by getting in tune with the season we are in…Summer!

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I also created a nifty tip sheet with easy ways to stay balanced this summer.
Print it out and post it on your fridge! 💜

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How to Get a Handle on Emotional Eating

If you are reading this, chances are you have experience with Emotional Eating. The American Psychological Association’s website lists these statistics (among others):

In the United States, the majority of adults are overweight or obese, increasing their risk for Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Obesity is a major contributor to preventive death in the U.S. and can raise morbidity risks associated with chronic diseases, such as hypertension, stroke, respiratory problems and various cancers. Research also shows connections between stress and food. People tend to seek high-calorie, high-fat foods during periods of stress, though in fact, when people are stressed, their bodies store more fat than when they are relaxed.

Thirty-eight percent of adults say they have overeaten or eaten unhealthy foods in the past month because of stress. Half of these adults (49 percent) report engaging in these behaviors weekly or more.

Thirty-three percent of adults who report overeating or eating unhealthy foods because of stress say they do so because it helps distract them from stress. 

Twenty-seven percent of adults say they eat to manage stress and 34 percent of those who report overeating or eating unhealthy foods because of stress say this behavior is a habit.

After having overeaten or eaten unhealthy foods, half of adults (49 percent) report feeling disappointed in themselves, 46 percent report feeling bad about their bodies and more than one-third (36 percent) say they feel sluggish or lazy.

http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2013/eating

Sadly, these numbers are not a true reflection of the magnitude of the problem we are talking about because:

  • the article from which these stats are taken is from 2013 and they have most certainly increased over the last 6 years.
  • these numbers come from the limited amount of people surveyed, not all Americans.

It’s likely that most “first world” peoples are suffering from emotional eating that stems from STRESS, and the lack of knowledge and tools to change.

In the VLOG below, I talk with Tarah Peek, of Mandala Mama, about this epidemic problem of modern culture and give practical tools to bring awareness and make change!

If you’d like to have access to these tools and MORE practical wisdom for Self-Healing, join my summer challenge — AWAKEN Your INNER HEALER! You can read more here or click here to join now!

Are YOU Ready to Take Control of your Health + Life and become a Self Healer?

We ALL have the power to heal and the power to choose no matter what your current life/health circumstances! It’s NEVER TOO LATE! Take one step in the direction of your healing and click the link below to schedule a 1-on-1 session with me to see how we can work together!

Jessica Graham Robinson

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Overcoming RESISTANCE

Ever wonder WHY you don’t DO what you know you NEED to DO in order to BE your BEST Self?

There’s a REAL answer here, and it’s NOT just YOU. We ALL do it. It’s called…

RESISTANCE

Resistance is a natural way that the ego kicks in to save itself. It’s not inherently bad — it’s just the way the brain works. Unfortunately, though, if we don’t KNOW this and NAME it, then…

RESISTANCE = SELF SABOTAGE.

There are sooooo many ways that WE GET IN THE WAY OF OUR OWN HAPPINESS!

The good news is that we can beat it. I have a few #lifehacks to share with you in this week’s VLOG, so take a seat + OPEN your MIND…

After you watch, SHARE with me below in the Comments!
What ways do you catch yourself getting in your own way?

Name Your Inner Resistance!

Ready to step out of those old patterns yet? I have 2 suggestions for you!

  1. Schedule a FREE Wellness Discovery Session with Me!
  2. Join my Summer challenge — AWAKEN Your Inner Healer!

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WHY Self Care NOW?

There’s a whole lot of buzz out there about Self Care, but what is it REALLY and is it necessary? 

The term “self care” can trigger reactions of selfishness, overwhelm, or eye-rolling. In this week’s VLOG I break it down —

  • What IS Self Care anyway?
  • What is NOT Self Care?
  • Is it REALLY necessary?
  • Why is it important?
  • The dangers of giving too much.
  • How do we take care of ourselves without adding to a laundry list of “to-do”s?

I also share a simple Self Care Practice to get you started! ❤

Let me know your thoughts on Self Care in the comments! What practices do you have in place? Do you see Self Care as important in your life?

SO MUCH LOVE!!! 💜

Jessica

Awakening Your Inner Healer

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Have you ever noticed that the things that have real significance in life aren’t usually the easiest things to come by? Not to say that they are difficult, but rather that there’s some work involved — digging, research, soul-searching, SERIOUS patience, tears, sometimes sweat, struggle, etc. One reason I see is that the capital ‘T’ Truth isn’t exactly staring us in the face. You kind of have to journey for it. At least that’s what I’ve found.

Modern culture has a way of devaluing the Truth and perpetuating all of the rumors that are currently being explored — much like high school culture. And rather than having a web of wise ones to go to, these days we have Google, which is funny and sad and…also useful.

As a culture, we modern-day humans are lacking the real WEB (not the internet), the sisterhood, the tribe, the community of support that holds, nurtures, guides, challenges, AND teaches the wisdom ways.

This summer I am holding space for a community of Truth-seekers, Self-Healers, and people who want to GROW to be more healthy, loving, empowered, and compassionate inside and out, for the rest of their days!

There are so many wisdom practices that I will be sharing with you — things you can do every single day for FREE in order to live in a way that feels in alignment with your values and goals. Wisdom from Ayurveda, Yoga, Divine Feminine, Tantra, Science, Earth Medicine, and my handy-dandy metaphysical toolkit.

Join the Health (r)Evolution Wisdom Circle…starting June 6th, every Thursday at 12pm PST, for 13 weeks!

This is completely FREE! You only need internet and a Facebook account. You can sign up easy-peasy by clicking HERE. You’ll get an email with a link to join our Wisdom Circle (Super-Private Facebook group) and then it’s up to YOU to participate as we move through this summer.

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Are You Too Sensitive?

Are You Too Sensitive_Have you ever wondered if you’re TOO sensitive? Most people have. Even those people that you think of as the epitome of strong and resilient.  We all came into this world with a great wealth of “exquisite sensitivity”*, but we live in a culture where sensitivity is not valued.

Scan your past and you can probably find several examples of being told that you were either “too sensitive”, whether those exact words were used, or not. As a child, I was told to stop crying and to not to show my emotions. As a teenager, I was told that I was too sensitive, that I was going to have to “toughen up” and stop being so sensitive in order to have a “real” adult relationship. As a young adult I found that my emotions were too honest and too big for others, that in order to be received by others, I needed to BE different — to hide what was really going on from “others”. I know I’m not alone here. How were you told that you were not “ok” just the way you are?

You might say — “What’s the big deal? Isn’t that part of growing up and putting on your Big Girl Panties?” And I answer with a big, PHAT, resounding “NO!”

Being an adult isn’t about shoving your emotions aside so that you can get on with “real life.” REAL LIFE is about being WHOLE and discovering the richness that comes with authenticity in our humanness and self-growth and learning who we really are and how to thrive and show up to live with our unique brilliance.

So the problem lies with this…

How can we possibly be authentic, know our true selves, and contribute to the beautiful web of creation that is life, if we are pushing away who we truly are in order to be acceptable by the masses?

(mic drop)

So, there it is. The choice we have as adults is whether we want to delve into the mess to uncover who we really are/were. It’s a little like opening Pandora’s box, but I can promise you that it’s worth the effort to walk the path of healing and wholeness. You see, our emotions are not simply a thing to contain, nor are they something to distance ourselves from.

There is great intelligence in our emotions and they are part of our built-in Internal Navigation System. Emotions (feelings), sensations, repetitive thoughts, sensitivities, and any other “symptoms” we perceive are our body/spirit’s ways of communicating to our conscious minds that something needs attention. If we push these signals down in order to go about “business as usual” in our lives, we miss a vital opportunity to address something that holds significance.

Healthcare, nutrition books, counselors, etc — these are tools we can seek out to help us light the way toward our own healing, but they are NOT a substitute for the deep wisdom that lies within YOU!

I’d love to hear about your experience with being sensitive. What message did you get as you were growing up? Did you stuff down your emotional life in order to “comply” with mainstream culture? Have you already done some work around acknowledging these parts of yourself and integrating them into your adult life? Please share in the comments below! I promise to respond to each and every thoughtful comment!

If this work really resonates with you and you want to deep dive into your own Self Healing journey, then schedule a free 1-1 Wellness Discovery Session with me!

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* The phrase “exquisite sensitivity comes from Sheryl Paul in her beautiful book, The Wisdom of Anxiety.

 

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Upcoming Free Events: What is AYURVEDA + Why It Works

Saturday, November 3rd @ 10am…

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Ayurveda (India’s “Science of Life”) is the quintessential wisdom of wholistic health!
In this free talk, you’ll learn some basic teachings of Ayurveda and find out how these ancient tools can help us modern humans live more in rhythm with our bodies + Nature in order to tap into our potential and THRIVE!

Where: The Studio at Blissful Heart, 29 NE Greeley Ave in downtown Bend, Oregon
When: Saturday, 11/03 @ 10:00 am

BRING A FRIEND & GET A SPECIAL TREAT!

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