Being human is the new spiritual practice

Hey there VIP,

Well... aren't these some tumultuous times?

So much going on in the world on many levels. So. Much.
On personal levels, on community levels, cultural, political, environmental, global and on and on.

Obviously it's important for us to stay centered, grounded and spiritual... but what does that mean when there is SO much going on?
What does that feel like when there is so much hate, negativity, intense energies?
What does that feel like in our body?
What spiritual practices can we use from our tool box?

Will reiki help? What about a healing crystal? Which one gets us back into balance, flow and harmony?

What if the answer is to check yourself.
What if the answer is to go within.
What if the answer is to not do anything, but feel all the feels?

What if it's about fully experiencing this human experience and not trying to transmute it with spiritual practices from our tool box?
All of the emotions, all of the experiences, all of the shadow.

Be present with it.
Stop fighting it. Allow it to be.
Take a deep breath and accept it. Accept that this is the reality of this moment.
Accept that this is where you're at. Where we're at.
Accept the fact that there is suffering in this moment.

Acceptance isn't complacency. Acceptance doesn't contribute to it.
It allows you to stop resisting the present moment. It allows you to be fully present (and stop trying to escape your body & this experience) so you can become aware and know what you feel so you then can connect and get the messages for what to do next.

And then and only after we fully accept it, we ask it what it's here to show us.
What is our next indicated step?

But make no mistake, VIP, if we continue to try and resist the present moment, and aren't willing to accept what our reality is - whatever it is that's weighing us down, keeping us up at night, or keeping us from being connected with our soul's truth, it will continue to come up.

So, let me give you permission right now.
You have permission to experience this human experience fully. All. of. it.
All of the light, darkness, anger, fear, joy, happiness, contracting energies, expansive energies, and more!

From finances, to work, to relationships, to birth, to death, to connecting with your 'purpose', to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, making mistakes, trying new things and more! It's ALL a part of it!

Being fully human IS our spiritual practice.

It is what we came here to do. It's why our soul chose this human experience. For our soul growth. As a reminder of our truth.

That is all, VIP.

Know that I am here with you. Practicing my spiritual practice; fully human.

Wishing you feelings of support, truth and love,

ashley koe


PS. In honor of the potent full moon, retrograde, eclipse energies and this whole 'being human is a spiritual practice' thing, I'm offering a very special 50% off a VIP day with me! This is the only time it will ever be this low. You can schedule yours now (use code “VIP50”), or get it as a Gift Certificate and schedule it later.
**Edited to add: new 4-month payment plan.
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Dear Luminary,

Dear luminary,

Why do I call you a luminary, VIP?
Because I know you. You are shining the light on the darkness. You are passionate about justice.
Your desire starts with and goes beyond everyone on this planet having their basic needs and rights be met.
It also goes further, desiring all creatures to be loved, honored, embraced and celebrated.

You also have learned that you are willing to have the hard conversations.
You're willing to learn how to have them.
You're willing to do them imperfectly because you know it's the right thing to do.

It's important to connect with your fiery anger within.
It's just as important to harness that and let it fuel your connection with others.

You tend to be the one sparking new concepts in your circles,
igniting new perspectives,
and seeing the light in others.

This is why you are a luminary.

No matter what kind of work you get paid for right now, you continue to show up
For yourself,
For your people,
For our world.

You are moving us forward.
You are elevating our conscious collective.

Yes, these are dark times we're experiencing.
These are the times where we get to honor the moon, stars and planets that are shining in the darkness.
These are the times where we get to hold the candle and feel our way through new pathways.
These are the times where the glow of the embers are keeping us warm.

And this is also why it's vital (think vital signs) for us to come together.
To have our tribe. To lean on our people. To reach out and connect with new folx who become our people.
As we come together our individual candles start to light up the world.

And we must balance as best we can.
So we do not to burn out.
Or start a wildfire.

So yes, YOU are a luminary.

And together we got this. We carry the evolution within our hearts. The fire in our bellies.

Today, of all days, the day after Winter Solstice - the longest night and shortest day of the year - where many cultures for centuries have ushered in the light, welcoming it back to continue blessing the Earth with it's light and warmth.

Shine on, luminary,

ashley koe
Founder of Align & Thrive™
 

If you are ready to collectively bring our lights together and join others in this illumination of our world, I invite you to check out Align & Thrive™. It IS our time. Our world is transforming in magnificent ways. Your light is needed.

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Want to learn more about soul alignment and energy but you're not certified in an energy healing modality, Option 1 is for you.
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A soul-aligned life is scary, you're right

Dear ego,

You're absolutely right. Living a soul-aligned life is scary AF!

It's not something that you signed up for.

You (your ego) reminder, the giver of safety.
The keeper of stability.
The master of logistics.

This 'soul' thing... it's not your thing.
It's not your style, your cup of tea or how you move through the world.

And that's okay. It's not a bad thing.
It's just not in your wheelhouse.
It's not what you were created to do.
It's not based on your strengths.

So, dear ego, we'll stop asking you.
That's right. We'll stop the insanity of expecting you to do something different.

We'll only come to you for your strengths.
We'll ask to you take care of logistics.

As for the soul aligned stuff...
We'll connect with intuition.
The one whose strength is accessing the soul, speaking the soul's language and guiding us on this journey.

In fact, we'll even go one step further.
We'll intentionally connect with you both based on your strengths.


We will feel the fear and acknowledge it.
Knowing that you're warning us that it's new, different and doesn't make logical sense.
And since we have such a long-term relationship, we'll take that as an indication that this isn't computing for you.
Since we promised to stop the insanity.
And in this situation the insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
We'll turn to intuition and connect with her.

As we know this IS her strength.
This IS in her wheelhouse.

She'll remind us that you are indicating that it actually IS in alignment with our soul.
No matter what the logistics, common sense and emotions may bring up.
We will no longer let them hold us back.

We will move forward.
Most likely with trepidation.
But we will do it.
One step at a time.

Because staying small, living with fear, self-doubt and dimming our light isn't serving this world.
And your soul knows it. And is ready to choose different.

So thank you, dear ego.
Thank you for helping us get to places on time.
Thank you for telling us which gas to put in the car.
Thank you for addressing the logistics of life.
And thank you for being an indicator of when to connect with intuition.

Sincerely,

ashley koe
Founder of Align & Thrive™
 

PS. If you are ready to befriend ego, deepen your intuition, drastically decrease your self doubt and start living a life aligned with your soul, I invite you to check out Align & Thrive™, our signature program.
Doors are now open for enrollment for 2018! They only open once a year, so head on over there and read about it.

Another letter from my soul to yours

Dear VIP,

It's time.

Sensitives, Lightworkers, healers, movers and shakers everywhere are being asked to suit up and show up.

For yourself.
For your Soul.
For others.
For the world.

We're being asked to go within.
To get to know ourselves more intimately.

The beautiful thing is, you don't have to journey this alone.
You can be among others who are also on this journey.

Who understand. Who get it. Who are also going within and braving the wilderness.

You see, our soul never wants to feel lonely.
We were not made that way.
We were divinely designed with connection in mind.

Intentionally.
This is how we grow. At rapid speeds.
To see ourselves reflected in others. In their experiences. In their beliefs.
To be connected. To be seen. To be felt. To be supported.
Integrating human experiences. This contributes to our soul growth.

This is soul intimacy.
Intimacy = into me I see

This is what it is to be intimate with your Self once again.
Your human mind. Your human emotions. Your human experiences.

Nothing goes unturned.
Everything is revamped.

We reconnect with your inner navigation.
We remember that we are all connected.

We grow from the compost, dirt, and darkness.
Allowing nature to take its course without our will interfering.
Rising with effortless ease.

Moving forward in life knowing a new way of BEing.
A familiar way of living.
A way we always yearned to feel. A way we have worked so hard to feel.
It is now here.
Connected. Rooted. Aligned. Present. Thriving.

This is the other side.
This is reaping what we sow.
This is what we get when we are willing to do the work.

To explore the darkness.
The shadows.
To uncover what is dimming our light.
To align with our soul.

Wishing you all of this and so much more, dear soul,

ashley koe
Energy Intuitive, Alignment Coach,
Certified Reiki Master Teacher (CRMT), and
Founder of Align & Thrive™
 

PS. If you'd like to join the revolution of sensitives and lightworkers on a path of aligning with their soul's intentions, I invite you to check out our Energy Alignment Mentoring Program, Align & Thrive™.
This is my soul's work - to mentor fellow sensitives how to co-create an energetically nourishing life aligning with their soul.

A Letter from my soul to yours

You are meant to shine.
No 'if's,' 'and's' or 'but's.'

You chose to have this Superpower of sensitivity.

Yes, you, your soul, chose this.

This 'gift' that seems more like a burden more often than not.

Why? You wanted to change the world.

Eh, that's so cliche...

You wanted to BE the change in this world.
You wanted to connect with other old souls.
Those who are also sensitive.

Sensitive to hurt, pain and suffering.

Why?

So you can BE the light. To shine light on the darkness.
So you can be a beacon of light for younger souls who are newer to this human journey.

So you can bring healing to those who need it.

You wanted to be a part of a light revolution.

But, in order to do this there are going to be things asked of you that make you feel so uncomfortable.

SO uncomfortable.

Things you're going to feel so much resistance to.
Lean into them. Reach out. Do them anyway.
Because, dear soul, THIS is how you wanted to grow.

And - yes, you CAN do this.

You were divinely designed to do this.
I am with you, shoulder to shoulder, soul to soul.
You are divinely loved.
You are supported by all the Sacred.

Yours truly, fellow revolutionary light soul,

ashley koe
Energy Intuitive, Alignment Coach,
Certified Reiki Master Teacher (CRMT), and
Founder of Align & Thrive™
 

PS. If you'd like to join the revolution of sensitives and lightworkers on a path of aligning with their soul's intentions, I invite you to check out our Energy Alignment Mentoring Program, Align & Thrive™.
This is my soul's work - to mentor fellow sensitives how to co-create an energetically nourishing life aligning with their soul.

From Powerless to Empowered

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"What more can I do??"
I was doing personal growth work, reading books, incorporating and integrating concepts, attending to my physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs and there was still something missing.
Something I didn't really know what it was.
But I knew that I wanted to be able to take things to the next level.
I just didn't know how, who, where, what - you know, the logistics.
And then... I got sick.
Not in-the-hospital kind of sick, but the I'm in bed trying to nip it in the bud before it becomes full blown... again, kind of sick.
I realized that this had been happening repeatedly, nearly once a month.
I was frustrated because I would run myself down trying to do everything for everyone. Be the best I could be at my job, in my relationships and that left very little time for tending to my energetic needs. In which my physical body would stop me and slow me down.
So, this time, for whatever reason, I decided to check in. Like really check in. And see what I was being guided to do.
And that's when I found Craigslist's Community Classes section. (I bet you were thinking I found something else, right?)
Well, let's just say, this area changed the entire course of my life.
Why? This is where I found my very first Reiki class.
Sometimes we are led to things in the most random places. But what I know now is that it's not random, it's divinely orchestrated. How fun is that?
Ever since I have taken my first Reiki class I have felt the most empowered in my life, ever.
If I have an issue with feeling stuck, I do Reiki.
If I am experiencing some conflict in my relationships, I offer Reiki.
If someone is in hospice and working on transitioning to the other plane, I offer Reiki.
When I am traveling, when I feel nervous or anxious, when I am having old childhood issues coming up, I offer Reiki.
You see, Reiki doesn't just address the physical ailments that we experience.
It works on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
It works in my daily life. That's why I talk about #everydayreiki.
We use it with our pets, the kiddos in our lives, on ourselves, on each other, with food and even when giving presentations in our work.
Learning Reiki and becoming attuned to the Reiki energies raised my vibrations, helped me feel more empowered and connected to Spirit, and helped me to feel more empowered in the most powerless feeling of situations.
Because of the raising frequencies of our planet many people who are sensitive to others' energies are feeling this shifts on some level. If you are one of these people, if you know that you are sensitive to energies, if you know that you are able to feel others' pain, taking Reiki is where you can harness these gifts and know you can do something rather than letting them to continue to control you and your experiences.

If this resonates with you, I invite you to check out our Fall 2017 Online Reiki Course. Doors close tonight for registration. And we even have payment plans and you can get in with as little as $125/mo!
We're here for you. To support you. To share with you about our experiences. So that you can continue to shine bright and be the luminary of this world.

Registration ends tonight at 11:59pm MDT (Mountain time). And this is our final time offering the Reiki Course live this year. You can join us during the live classes or you can take your time and make sure that you complete all the courses before May 31st, 2018. It's up to you and all that is going on in your life. 

Check out the page with all the details, bonuses and experiences of others.

Here's to you, VIP. Here's to you feeling empowered energetically. Here's to you having more tools in your toolbox to continue on in this world in a thriving way. Here's to you matching the raising vibrations and feeling so much joy around it.

Know that I am here wishing you the very best in all that you're experiencing.

Vibrant blessings,

ashley koe
Energy Intuitive, Alignment Coach &
Certified Reiki Master Teacher (CRMT)
 

Receiving: The epitome of healing

Receiving is one of the most common things I share about as an energy healer; with clients and students alike.
Got pain in your upper or lower back, hunched posture or you've got a strong exhale (even with a short inhale), your energy is sharing that you've got issues receiving.
Having issues with your left side, or do you default to deflecting when people give you compliments... those are issues with receiving as well.
There are many reasons or causes that go into issues for receiving.
One of the most common ones that I see is, 'receiving growing up wasn't a good thing.' Either what we received from those who were supposed to care for us and meet our needs wasn't a good thing or it was downright traumatic.
The second one is self worth - not feeling worthy of receiving.

So, there are the basics of receiving (Receiving 101, if you will):
   - Be open to it.
   - Know that you are worthy of it.
   - When someone compliments you, reply with a simple, "Thank you."
   - When someone offers to help you out, take a deep breath and accept their help.
   - Tell yourself that it's safe to receive now. You are not that little kid anymore.

For those of us who experience discrimination (systemic, subtle, blatant outward, microaggressions, and anything in between), it is even more vital that we focus on receiving the positive healing energies from those who love and support us rather than allow the hurts of the oppressors and those using perpetrating behaviors continue to linger and harm us. Where attention goes, energy flows.

It's time to take our receiving to the next level, Receiving 201:
   - Let the awful things of others go through you. Don't take it on, don't try to process it in your being, just let it go through your energy. If it wasn't kind or healing, it wasn't meant for you to hold on to.
   - Focus your time and energy only on those who love and support you. Really challenge yourself to FEEL their love and support. Others who don't are NOT worth your time or energy. Literally, they are not worthy of it. Think about that - take that in for a moment. Consciously re-prioritizing and reprogramming this within you can be a monumental shift.
   - Ask for help. Seems so simple, yet is one of the most daunting things. Know that Spirit/Universe, etc is supporting you on this!
   - Be intentional about the amount of exposure you have to receiving information around things that can be harmful to you (this can mean a job change to living in a different country to consciously choosing to go off social media).

I bet that you have more people who support and love you in your life than don't. But the problem is that it doesn't FEEL that way. This is our ego, the pain body, the contrary, the hurt trying to keep us down. And we can't let it. We need to acknowledge it for what it is and release it. This is absolutely vital to our health on every level; physical, emotional, mental and spiritual! 

Turn off the power switch to the those using harmful behaviors. Leave them in the dark.
Turn on the switch to light up the luminaries, those who radiate love. Let them fuel you. 
This is where you get to own your power. You get to choose where your energy will flow. You get to choose which energy you want to receive.

As always, I fully support people to fully feel their emotions, have their process and work through their hurts, as I believe this is important to the healing process.

Did this post help you? Did something shift for you? Please share in the comments below.

Chaos + Centeredness = ??

Can you have both chaos and feel centered at the same time?
Right now in our world we are experiencing upheavals back to back. We have barely recovered from the last one and next thing you know another one comes to our awareness.

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