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A line in the book Body Centered Psychotherapy that still moves me is:
“It is most useful when we commit to moving beyond our personal limits – beyond the insane sources of useless suffering – to the full expression of who we are and what is possible.”
After this sentence Kurtz goes on to talk about how our core material goes deep, that “organizing beliefs are held firmly and defended strongly”. He writes about how trying to force change to these beliefs would surely fail. This really resonated with me personally. I have studied different healing modalities over the past eighteen years. On some level I was searching for my own way of rewriting some of my limiting beliefs. Through the years I learned there really wasn’t just one “miracle modality”. I resonated with some more than others, but found that the miracle is truly within oneself.
The biggest road block can be looking at your own feelings, beliefs, the events and memories that have shaped and organized your life and how you respond to it. The key for me was evaluating this in a heart centered space. Being able to move from a cerebral dissection of my life to truly feeling it without criticism and judgment towards myself and others.
I graduated from a Healer Training Program and Energy Medicine School in 2011. It is founded by Rhys Thomas. One of the big aspects of this training was learning about Energetic Profiles. He termed it the Life Purpose Profiling System and it is based on the work of Dr. Alexander Lowen and Wilhelm Reich. Rhys threw his own expanded vision and study of it into it and coined it The Rhys Method/Life Purpose Profiling System. It combines the psychological profile of personality with the energetic and physical characteristics of a person to create a comprehensive system. We were taught this model to help ourselves by using the profiles as a map to help navigate our lives, to use as a tool to deal with problems and the stresses that are in all our lives. Each of the energetic profiles has a shadow side (defense) and light side. We are thrown into the shadow side as part of our training as we need to experience and accept this aspect of ourselves before we can embrace our light side fully. This method was so freeing and healing for me. These profiles are not seen as judgements but more of a way to discern the defenses that we are experiencing in our lives, and organizing our life by. Once I had a deeper understanding of my own profile, I was able to really dive in deeper and journey into the abyss within myself of what I like to call “Loyalties to Dysfunction”. Some term this as Vows, Limiting Beliefs or Patterns. I see it as a Loyalty to Dysfunction as when looking at where the belief or behavior originated, I would often find it originated as a way of keeping me safe. I created a loyalty to a behavior that kept me safe, or got me praise, or love even if the behavior in the long run caused self-harm. Some were passed down from generations before me and I was expected to keep it going because that was how it always was.
Working with my personal devotion to self-healing, I have found it is the whole process that needs to move along. The experiences that created your beliefs need to go from being talked about, to being felt, to being studied, to being expressed, to being understood. From my own experience in life in psychotherapy, holistic healing, personal relationships, my traditional psychology degree, I can see a pattern of how “just” talking sometimes doesn’t get you far. A lot of times talking can keep someone in their wounds, or you may even meet the person in their wounds and that is where the relationship will stay, or that is where the person will stay. .
A few years ago, I sought out my counselor again as I still had issues and resentments that kept creeping up on me that was really interfering with my self-esteem and self-worth. I had done a ton of energy work, body work, and self-study. I had made a lot of progress, but couldn’t seem to shake these deep seated feelings. This counselor was not a holistic counselor. I do feel he is deeply intuitive, and he is also very spiritual. He asked about my spiritual beliefs and incorporated this into my work. Going to see this counselor shifted me. I am forever grateful. He did use hypnosis on me to do inner child work. He hypnotized me and brought me into the future to see the Jessica who is free of any issues and full of joy and peace. He had me embrace her and take in those qualities. He then brought me back to meet my inner child. I was greeted by an angry child, who was deeply hurt and wounded. It was here I had a deep realization to the origin of some of my loyalties to dysfunction. My Inner Child’s self-esteem was low and she was angry. She was tired and felt like she couldn’t let her guard down. I went over and picked her up onto my lap. I told her it was okay and that all was well now. I embraced her and she melted into me. She knew that the adult “Jessie” would handle life now and she could at long last rest. This work was so incredible to my healing and being able to let go.
“The Child and it's experiences built the world view and the self-image. The child was the map maker. So, in contacting and working with the child, you have the possibility of changing those maps and the person who is now using them.”
I realize that all of our defenses, and the way we organize our experience is rooted in our inner child. We must all be one big group of children interacting in the world.
The purpose of this blog is to encourage each of you to be fearless in your pursuit to your own healing. It isn’t an easy journey. You get afraid, you avoid, you procrastinate. Sometimes you need a break, sometimes you get aggravated and negative and whine about why you don’t need to do it. What matters is that you don’t quit and you keep your focus. It is a lifetime's journey but one that is so worth it. You have more peace in life. You have an awareness and an appreciation of how you became the person are today. You also will understand that you have a unique purpose in your life. All of us including those that are psychotherapists, healers, spiritual teachers, etc. all have loyalties to dysfunction. Not one of us is singled out. It really is just choosing to look at it with an open heart and loving all of yourself even the parts that have limited you.
I recommend these book links if you are interested in working with your inner child to heal and also if you are interested in understanding the Profiles:
Jessica Kozak E.M.P.
"In this episode, Sheryl Worthington Turgeon of Your Health Potential talks to Intuitive, Spiritual Teacher and Energy Medicine Practitioner, Jessica Kozak of The Soul Purpose in Swansea Massachusetts. A registered Reiki Master-Teacher, Jessica has been doing Energy Healing for 15 years and is a certified Energy Medicine Practitioner. She also holds certifications in Aromatherapy, Herbalism, and Magnified Healing. Copyright, 2013 Your Health Potential."
We are all intuitive Beings. As a result of living in a Patriarchal Society, we have forgotten how to trust our intuition. In the past people were looked down upon, scorned, or even killed for using their intuitive abilities. It is no wonder that it is something that each of us has within but have ignored.
Within each of us is our own Divine Intuitive language. Not one of us is the same which means we receive our information slightly differently. Some of us may be more Clairvoyant or Clear Seeing, Clairsentient or Clear Feeling, or Clairaudient or Clear Hearing. Some of us are more primary in one area and through working and practicing you can develop abilities in other areas.
Intuition is something that we all have. Some of us seem to have been born more wired to be psychic or Intuitive, but that doesn’t mean that people who aren’t are lacking this ability. It just means it is out of practice. I have been Intuitive since a small child. I am primarily Clairsentient and Clairvoyant. It was perceived by my loved ones that I was Hyper-Sensitive. It was looked upon as a handicap or something unfortunate. I owned this belief and worked very hard to shut down my intuition. It re-surfaced again in my late teens and I was forced to look at it, and it has been in the past 20 years that I truly stepped out fully into my Intuitive abilities.
I am now offering a course called Tapping Into Your Divine Intuition which is based on my own experiences. in the course, I share what I have learned about how I receive information and work with my Intuition. While this may be completely different from person to person, you can use this class as a tool to tap into your own intuitive power, as it touches upon the similar gifts we all share, and how to use them.
Intuition speaks to us in a symbolic language at times. In order to develop your intuition you need to TRUST, and PRACTICE. It is like going to the gym and lifting weights. Your muscles start to get more defined and bigger! It is important to feel safe when you practice so participating with family members, friends, or Intuitive Circles is very helpful. For me, I started out by practicing my intuitive abilities while doing Reiki. It helped me learn to trust what I was receiving and not thinking it over too much. After a while I noticed more and more people were coming for a reading during their treatment rather than a treatment! So that is when I felt nudged to put out Angelic Guidance Readings and I haven’t looked back since.
You can use your own Intuitive language to receive guidance and wisdom in how to recreate your life, make decisions in alignment with your soul purpose, how to avoid sabotaging situations, and to recognize when you are in the right place. This is how your Intuition works for you! You can offer it to others to help them see their own divine guidance, but primarily it should be used firstly for yourself.
Here is an outline of topics and techniques addressed in the course:
Guidelines for Tapping into your Intuition:
1) Shielding techniques for protection.
2) Grounding and centering yourself through meditation.
3) Communicating – Ways to receive information from your intuition.
4) Ways to Communicate –Writing, Oracle cards, holding personal effects or human touch.
5) Closing the Session – How to cleanse your energy, bring your awareness back to your body and give thanks to the higher powers who guided you.
Click here to purchase the course guide. Or click here if you'd like to schedule an intuitive reading.
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The word Nurture means the process of caring for and encouraging the growth or development of someone or something. This word has come up consistently for me the past 15 years. Questions from healers, therapists....”Jessica do you Nurture yourself?” “How do you Nurture yourself?” You are a nurturer and must nurture yourself!” The one thing I knew to my core was that I did indeed nurture others. It comes natural to me. I nurture people, pets, plants, crystals, and the earth. Nurturing myself did not always come second nature to me. It felt foreign, and uncomfortable, and wrong. I also lied to myself and said, "Why of course I nurture myself. I get my nails done, I do things for myself, blah blah blah blah blahhhhhhhhhhh." If you asked me a year ago if I understood what nurturing myself was I would have said I did. I understood the concept. I even believed I nurtured myself. I now realize that I never really understood it within the core of my being until this past year.
I have personally been on an active spiritual journey for the past 23 years. I have made a career in working as a psychic medium and energy healer. I nurture people for a living and it gives me immense joy and a sense of fulfilled purpose in my life. Working in the realm of healing has also called to me to always search within and always work to better myself, learn and awaken, become more aware, then to go forth and share what I learned. I now take ownership of my limiting belief around nurturing and loving myself. It isn't that I never loved or nurtured myself at all....No.... what happened was throughout my life when I acknowledged that I needed to prioritize my self-care, I would somehow sabotage myself. Sometimes the sabotage would happen right away, sometimes it would happen 6 months or a year later in the form of old patterns creeping to the forefront and slowly taking over my newly loving patterns. Sneaking up on me like a slow poison so I didn't quite notice. The triggers usually were stressful events in my life that awakened fear in me. It stirred up my inner children who somehow freaked out and unconsciously I would start to sabotage myself as a way to protect me resulting in my creating of self-defeating behaviors. These behaviors were ways I would not nurture myself. It would be something as simple as starting to forget to take my vitamins and supplements that assist my body. It would be forgetting to pack my lunch for work and not eating then eating too much when I got home. It would be not making time for myself to go to the gym even though I actually enjoyed it and felt better when I did go. It would be eating foods that had soy, msg, or corn in it which my body has told me repeatedly it is sensitive to and doesn't like it. Other ways I would self-sabotage is by not honoring healthy boundaries in my life. I would often attract people or situations where I would be called to set boundaries for myself or confront unhealthy situations. Then when I would attempt to confront the dysfunction, a great fear would rise up that I wouldn't understand. The fear felt like it would kill me There is no other way to describe its crippling effect. It would knock out of me all my awareness and spiritual teachings and lead me to learned self-defeating behaviors such as avoidance, denial, anxiety, depression, people-pleasing disguised as peace-making, and shoving down my feelings and shutting my mouth. These behaviors were an insult to my core-self. A complete lie of who I really am which is why if felt so terrible. It made me sick and inside the real me was screaming to be fully unleashed. As a result of it making me feel terrible I tried to nurture the pain away with food and self-sabotage.
It was a year ago this came to a head in my life. Without getting deeply into personal life matters, I reached my breaking point and it was the best thing that ever happened to me. Forty years of ignoring myself, sabotaging myself, having times where the real me surfaced and knowing how the true me felt then going back into hiding was just to much for me and thank goodness it was! I was brought to a point where I had to stop and look at myself and why I have allowed certain relationships in my life to have so much power over me. Why I never spoke up and allowed it, Why I couldn't let it continue. I had to pull back and take a huge time out! I didn't realize at the time but this was an act of love and self-nurturance at the time. I made the choice to disengage as a way to stop a pattern and pay attention to what was happening. I also knew I needed to work on myself, and my own strength before I could address this situation. It was, of course, not received well. In this process I have been supported by some, ignored by some, spoken about and whispered about and defriended by some who haven't spoken to me directly nor taken the time to want to see why I made the choice I did. They heard what they heard and made a judgment and that was that. I have been indirectly approached by some in a roundabout judgmental and manipulative way intended to guilt me and play into those old self-deprecating and self-defeating thoughts and behaviors. A few approached me directly trying to understand but showing more concern for how it was impacting the situation than how I was really feeling or what was going on with me. I had to process all this as well. I thank God for the people who stayed by me unconditionally, supporting me, holding me up, pushing me forward, taking the time to let me be heard and feel like what I was going through was important to them. Setting their own agendas aside and helping me process. These are my true soul friends here on this earth and I am so eternally grateful. I had to process through it all even my feelings surrounding the people I felt betrayed or hurt by, or who I had to retreat from, I now understand things better and don't blame them or dwell on them. I just realize that is what happens when Energy shifts....SHIFT HAPPENS!
In the past year I have prioritized myself and my health physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. Some may have perceived that I've done this it at the expense of others, I feel the real expense was the price I paid in the past by losing touch and ignoring my inner self at this expense. If there is no me then I can't be the Mother I need and want to be, the Healer I want to be, I can't be what I need for myself, my boyfriend, etc. After a whole year my patterns have changed, I feel a load lighter and my body is changing, I make time for myself, I am no longer afraid to look at my feelings and stand up for myself. I also can forgive myself for the part I have played and for losing myself in the process. Finding myself again was the best part and knowing I can keep the real me too! As I keep moving forward one day at a time it is still a process, a healing process, a spiritual process, a mental process, an emotional process. I feel stronger and feel I can move forward. As for my relationships I need to always honor my boundaries and myself, keep my spine strong so to speak; exuding out good will, forgiveness, and grace. Allowing my reactions and triggers to be transformed and accepting it all. Not having an agenda or attachment to how things should be or need to be or that others need to understand. We are all entitled to our perceptions and our perceptions are real to us. If they torture us then we need to take a warrior's path, taking the machete and cutting through the jungle of weeds and find, or create a new path. When the new path is created, it makes it easier for those needing guidance to find their path and maybe even go further.
I know many of us are feeling the unbalanced vibrations in our world that to me seem to be getting more and more intense each day. Being empathic it can be difficult for me to disengage from feeling things deeply. Especially seeing so much pain in the news and our world. I do admit to checking the news so I am not ignorant to what is going on but I do turn it off. I also don't stay on social media I just check in. This helps me to not get overwhelmed. Getting out in nature and playing with my flowers and dogs keeps me feeling centered. These are things that help me stay grounded and anchored in my own self. Going outside and connecting to the elements makes me connect to the earth and her gifts. I breathe in the air, look at the sea, the trees, and realize these elements which are wild and not bound in time have seen more than I have seen and it puts me in the moment with a sense of awe. Being sensitive I often can feel shifts as they are happening and it can hit as a anxious wave of feeling then I turn on the news and see what happened and that wave of feeling leaves but when I feel those energy waves honestly I cringe a little like bracing for a big wave to hit. I know many of you are feeling the same way.
In times of change there is often chaos, darkness, and things tend to go hugely out of balance. Also keeping to our own personal inner work is still hugely important to not lose sight of as it assists in raising the Earth's Consciousness. I have been praying a lot as it creates a feeling of peace within myself and a sense of contributing to the bigger web of energy that interconnects all of us and the earth and somehow this prayer passes into the storm that is raging in the world. Sending Grace, Calmness, Healing.....please join me in this prayer.
Working with the Angels is a very fulfilling and inspiring way to guide your life. I can’t imagine my life without them. My communication with them has evolved over time, but the what helped me to have an
intimate relationship with them was practicing their process called GRACE. Grace stands for Grounding, Releasing, Aligning, Conversing, and Enjoying the connection. This type of communication is in the book “Ask Your Angels” By: Alma Daniel, Timothy Wyllie, and Andrew Ramer. Once I started using the GRACE process I never looked back. It offers you a safe and loving way to receive divine guidance from the
The angels are always trying to communicate to us through our intuition. They don’t want us to live our lives as a victim to fate. From what they have told me is that many people go through life feeling that they are not in control of anything in their lives. That they are in the passenger seat of the car, and God is the one driving and making all the turns. According to the Angels and my guides this is not the case. We have the ability to co-create our life with God and be partly in control of our destiny. We can be the drivers of our life, and the angels our voice of intuition which is the GPS or navigational system. By tuning into their voices, they help us to make choices that are more supportive to our Soul’s Purpose.
Their voices are our lifeline to the divine; it connects us to our own divine essence within. Choosing to listen and follow their divine guidance will help your road be less bumpy. Not listening to them will often still lead us where we may need to go, but there will be a lot more traffic, road blocks, accidents, and pot holes. You would be more inclined to miss exits, and have to take many detours. Learning to tune into your navigational system of angelic guidance will allow you to take a path that is more paved to your purpose, with less bumps, and lots more short cuts. Tuning into our divine voice doesn’t mean we will never experience any tough experiences, or trying times, but it prepares us if it us something that is part of our earthly experience, helps us to find our center of peace so we don’t get sucked into the chaos and drama of earthly life. In our calm center it is much easier to hear our angels, maneuver our way through life manifesting our dreams, enjoying, and not living in fear. They help build your confidence, give you courage to break through your insecurities and fears. Fear and insecurity is often what holds us back, handcuffs us in unhappiness and discontentment. The angels always tell me when I am facing something “Jessica, what would you do if you weren’t afraid, or had no fear?” Always the answer is underneath the fear. We usually ignore it out of fear and retreat to what we perceive as safety or what we see as being comfortable even though it isn’t filling our hearts or nourishing our spirit. When we receive authentic divine guidance, it may push us a little, it may create some anxiety within. This isn’t the angels giving us anxiety, it is our own fears, and a war within of resistance to what we know we should do. The angels will give you the guidance and grounded steps to follow through.
They never tell you to do something that will create hurt and chaos in your life. They give you steps to do it in the most creative way. Often gently easing you into something. The more often we ignore their promptings, the more and more we may feel uneasy, out of balance, depressed, anxious. Many times in my life when I finally make the decision to move forward with the prompting, then my anxiousness lifts. It is our fear of not trusting in the universe and fighting against ourselves that really creates such havoc on our spirits and human experience.
The angels can communicate to us in many ways. Some people are more visual or clairvoyant, some are more feeling or clairsentient, some are more audio or clairaudient. I am primarily Clairsentient and Clairvoyant. You can be a blend. Some people receive messages through automatic writing, drawing, singing, impressions, or a knowing as if something just dropped in out of nowhere. There is no right or wrong way to receive messages. Many of us often don’t realize how intuitive we are as we don’t trust our messages, or don’t realize we are receiving them. We each have our own unique way of communicating with the angels.
The only way to learn it, to fine tune it, understand the messages, is to practice it and trust it. Then one day you may stop and say “Wow I was right about that!”, or “I am glad I followed that hunch to not get into this relationship”, or “I am glad I decided to follow my heart and wrote as writing my story has been so healing and may help others”, or “I am so happy I started my dream business part-time, as it helped me to trust, give me confidence that I could do it, and gave me the courage that I could do and eventually leave my full time job which wasn’t my heart’s desire”. Your angels always support you and love you unconditionally. They will never judge you. Only we judge ourselves, and the critical voice inside only belongs to our EGO. It only stops us from doing the soul work we were sent here to do. Don’t give it that power over you. It is never too late to start anything as everything is always in divine timing. We can’t change anything in our histories, but we can ask the angels to send light to the past to help lighten up our burdens, and to help us to enjoy the moment and walk with them into the future.
Feel free to contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or feedback.