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Tarotscopes for March-April 2020

Happy March-April 2020!

It’s been a topsy-turvy time for most of us and the world seems a bit crazier than usual, but hang in there; there’s good stuff coming once we get out of the Mercury Retrograde Wobble!

Your tarotscopes links are down below. Follow me on Patron (it’s free) and get notification as soon as the tarotscopes go public. Or sign up to become my Patron from just $1 a month and get them as soon as they’re out along with loads more content. Greatest thanks to my awesome Patrons who’ve been requesting some really helpful PACs.

Don’t forget, even if you’re not a Patron or don’t follow me, there’s more general readings in the form of Pick-A-Cards from my public posts on Patreon. Here’s a sample of some of the posts you may have missed.
https://www.patreon.com/LeennaNaidoo/posts?filters[tag]=Pick%20A%20Card%20Tarot&filters[is_public]=true

Also up on my Patreon is the Aquarius Birthday To Birthday Challenges divination for 2020-2021. I’m late with the Pisces BTB Divination, but it should be out with the Aries one. I’ll keep you posted 😀

Happy 2020 once again, and may your Yes/No/Maybe’s be for your highest good always!

Your Tarotscopes

Earth: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

https://www.patreon.com/posts/tarotscopes-2020-34214058

Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagitarrius

https://www.patreon.com/posts/tarotscopes-2020-34213864

Water: Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio

https://www.patreon.com/posts/tarotscopes-2020-34214415

Air: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

https://www.patreon.com/posts/tarotscopes-2020-34214226

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Way I See It: Life, Death and Jumanji

So, last month my awesome friend treated me to a trip to the movies and lunch—Jumanji 2 and a delicious grill. Over lunch (and later tea) we discussed as we so often do: Life, Death, Mediumship and why someone who’s passed over still contacts us or sends messages. If you’ve been following this blog or my writing one, you’ll know that I’m new to mediumship and I seem to have the most success channeling messages from pets. In any case, my friend asks and I (using my reading, experience and intuition) theorize—kind of my version of Spirits Theoretical 😀

So, take what you find most interesting and research further yourself as this just my WISI (Way I See It) inspired by the recent Jumanji movies and other gaming franchises. I add to this the basis that my aunt and researchers like Edgar Cayce surmisal that They (Passed Over Ones) have another kind of life over death which varies with individuals.

Please also note that I believe in past lives, reincarnation, and karmic cycles. So, here come the questions and my theories, which are continually evolving.

What Happens When They Die?

Short answer: They level up or are in the process of gaining a new level—graduating.

Long answer: In Jumanji and most other quest/adventure games a player seeks information, objects/points for completing tasks, complementary companions etc. Knowledge and stuff won/earned allows you to move on the next level or complete the game. This makes me think our lives are much the same. When our life or current state of being ends, we graduate or complete the game—Game Over, right? Only, we have other games to play, other realities to experience. Maybe, once we’ve experience all we can of the Jumanji universe, we’re onto Sonic next. Respawning, or coming back to the same point where you died (like being eaten by that hippo in Jumanji), seems much like reincarnation, allowing us to learn and work through issues (karma) until we can move forward.

Why Do They (Passed Over Ones) Contact Us?

Short answer: Infodumps or Exchange of Information

Long answer: Sometimes part of the next game/purpose of their soul is to act as guides (cheatsheet sharers and teachers simultaneously). Other times, They may need information or to learn something more via us for their own evolution. Many of you are familiar with the first concept, but the more I experience mediumship and spiritual guides, the more I feel there are times when they need us, or even experience us, in a similar manner. Another friend of mine years ago suggested the same to me from his own experience: that it’s a mutual exchange in some way. Being in spirit might mean aspects of the human or (3-D) world aren’t as accessible to them, or perhaps They didn’t complete some less meaningful experiences. So, from Their perspective, it may be similar to discussing with your friend who’s still playing the game you finished something like: “Where exactly was the dinosaur? The roof! No wonder I didn’t meet the T-Rex!”

How Do Mediums Get Messages From Them?

(Personal to me, may differ vastly with other mediums)
Short answer: Pop-up info blocks. Superimposed information via visuals, or audio.

Long answer: Multi-verses and Multi-timelines are my feelings on this. The way I experience my grandmother’s visits are like a superimposed impression in this reality, or (for Pratchett fans) Tiffany’s famous Third Thoughts that Answer Back At You in the voice of my Grandmother. For me, this happens with the doggies, too 🙂

But How Can They Be In Two Or More Places At Once?

Short Answer: Concurrent multiverses/timelines/realities and multi-dimensional states

Long Answer: Bear with me on this one. If you’re experiencing life in 3-D (or any other higher D), there’s a part of you that is seen in 1-D, and more of you in 2-D, etc. This means we’re already multi-dimensional, but mostly aware of 3- and 4-D experiences. One’s who’ve passed over maybe able to express themselves in even more dimensions.
How often do you do two things at once (talk to someone and play a game), or multi-task even further: drive, sing, plan the rest of route, run a debate through your mind on the topic discussed on radio, and adjust the aircon at more or less the same time? I believe They can do the same, only They’re driving in one universe, singing in another, planning Their route in yet another while debating with you in this, and so on. Getting back to ‘Jumanji’ and game analogies, consider Avatars: Same personality/energy/awareness but difference skill-sets. The characters are aware of their small town high-school lives, personalities and relationships. But in the game (another reality/timeline), they have other personalities, tools and skillsets available to them—maps only they can see, physical skills they can express, knowledge implanted in them. While their high-school selves predominate and is their primary awareness, they integrate aspects of their avatars in their responses and reactions. In fact, they need the avatar’s skills and knowledge to complete the game.

So, there you have it. The WISI on Life, Death, and Jumanji. I hope it’s got you thinking, contemplating, and exploring concepts that will help you find your own truth and understanding along with your awesome friends 🙂

If you’d like to discuss this further, look for the Ramble: Way I See It== Life, Death and Jumanji on my Patreon. For more on my early channeling experiences and thoughts, read my letter on Sciencefantasyhub.

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Tarotscopes for Mid-January to February 2020

With Bonus YES/No/Maybe options

2020 has finally started, and I have your Tarotscopes for mid-January to February up on my Patreon. Patrons, as usual, have already had their early access since 14 January 2020—later than I planned, but we’ll be back on track for the March to April 2020 Tarotscopes.

Also up on my Patreon is the Capricorn Birthday To Birthday Challenges divination and the LeNormand 6 Month forecast for the first half of 2020.
It’s exciting to see how trends are changing and you’re evolving. 2020 is definitely a year of changes!

Meanwhile, things got very interesting on my YouTube over the holiday period. Thank you for all the views and welcome to all new subscribers. We had some great feedback on the pet readings, and if you want a quick love forecast, there’s a video for you, too. Links are below.
Unfortunately, I’ve been having trouble uploading to YouTube since November 2019, so I’m looking at alternative sites to host my videos in 2020 for free (free content for them, free higher profile for me). If you’d like to recommend a site, please let know in the comments. I’d appreciate it 😀

Before you go, I’m offering a free channeled message from deities I work with. The details and request form are here on my other blog.
https://leennanaidoo.wordpress.com/2020/01/17/channeling-valentines-letter-from-the-deities/

Happy 2020 once again, and may your Yes/No/Maybe’s be for your highest good always!
Leenna

Your Tarotscopes

Earth:

Capricorn
Taurus
Virgo
https://www.patreon.com/posts/33139146

Fire:

Aries
Leo
Sagittarius

https://www.patreon.com/posts/33138970

Water:

Pisces
Cancer
Scorpio
https://www.patreon.com/posts/33138795

Air:

Aquarius
Gemini
Libra
https://www.patreon.com/posts/33138101

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Yes/No/Maybe 9 Options

My Travels 2020
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Messages From Pets Who’ve Passed Away

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Happy 2020!

And if you’re looking for those Bonus Tarotscopes still, here are the links:

Earth signs: https://www.patreon.com/posts/32113870
Air Signs: https://www.patreon.com/posts/32114189
Water signs: https://www.patreon.com/posts/32114467
Fire signs: https://www.patreon.com/posts/32114613

Sending love and hope for rain to koalas and Aussies affected by the bushfires.

And gratitude and good vibes to all of you for your support on this blogs and for my writing 😀

Leenna

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Tarotscopes: November to December 2019

It’s Mercury Retrograde feeling like a Saturn Return!

Amazing, we’re already in November! 2020 is just a few weeks away and some of us feeling like we’re still in some pretty rough waters. The good news is that a few of us are going to find the easy, smooth side of the rapids we’re negotiating (and maybe even a short-cut or two), while those who’ve not been paddling as hard as they should…Well, it’s time to move with more direction away from dead-end creeks and hold on tight to that paddle. You definitely don’t want to lose it over the next two months! Yep, interesting, and hopefully fun times for you ahead!

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Tarotscopes November to December 2019

Water
Scorpio
Pisces
Cancer

Fire
Sagittarius
Aries
Leo

Earth
Capricorn
Taurus
Virgo

Tarotscopes air signs Nov Dec 2019

Air
Aquarius
Gemini
Libra

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In The Limelight: Cat Leonard

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I’ve been a fan of Cat Leonard and her work since 2015 when she illustrated a work of mine for SciPhi Journal. I fell in love with her bold style, which is so reminiscent of the Aussie Outback for me. More so, I adore her animal portraits, too, with their unusual perspectives. I must admit her portraits of people often leave me feeling conflicted. I feel she captures something beyond their mere image, beyond what most people might see—an emotion or attitude they may not admit to when first meeting you!
Though Cat agreed to an interview some time ago, it’s taken this long for us to make this happen. Life and interesting things have been coming along! I’m glad Cat managed to make some time for my questions before her next commission and workshop. Here’s how it went.

Book cover SciPhi Journal Issue 5 artist Cat Leonard

I love your cyan and orange/yellow signature paintings. How did you get into that combination?
Hmmmm…what would those colours be in my pallet? Cobalt turquoise, Cadmium orange light, Nickel yellow, Australian salmon gum…
I tend to think about colour in terms of what they are next to, because colours look their best when you can see other colours at the same time. Like pink is my favourite colour but only when I can see yellow at the same time, and because certain colours work next to specific other colours I tend to group them like that in my paintings. So, when I get out pink I also get out yellow, which is why I regularly choose my “signature” colour combinations.

Quote Cat Leonard artist painting animals
Cat Leonard Sovereign Fowl catleonardart.com
Sovereign Fowl

Your pet and animal portraits are magnificent. Do you prefer them to your portraits of people? If so, why?
Animals are quicker to paint than people, and I can really let loose with paint, colour and wild marks when painting fur, feathers and, say…the wrinkled skin of a chicken’s head. Also, I enjoy painting old people with wrinkles and age spots, and can tackle them in a similar way, but young smooth skin, especially children and babies, and candid poses at a distance where I don’t see marks, wrinkles or spots in the skin, such as full figurative work, for me is more challenging. But I’ve been learning oils and glazing so that’s slowly changing as I play with that medium.

Llama by Cat Leonard catleonardart.com

So, I’ve often wondered, just how long does it take you to paint the animal portraits? Do you now have a kind of system for getting them done to a deadline?
If I’ve got a deadline I can paint them quicker. I once had a deadline of a day, so I told myself I could do it and painted a glorious pig overnight. I didn’t think about it and I just painted; knew the formulae from a previous painting and used that.
I can re-paint my paintings a lot quicker than new ones and some commissions ask for those.

Horse and rooster art by Cat Leonard catleonardart.com

You’ve had an unusual series a few years ago which featured animals juxtaposed with text—old books and newspapers, I think it was. Do you enjoy mixing media and the seeming incongruous, or was that an experimental phase?
I love mixed media and I do work this way still today. Often the back of my work has interesting pages torn out of books stuck on them with the title of the work painted next to or on them (a little surprise for the buyer). But that body of work was inspired by a photographer/poet, and I worked with them on several projects over several years.


Quote Cat Leonard book cover creation

Tell us a little about your book and story illustrations. Do you still work on them?
Mainly I do covers, and at the moment I illustrate the covers for Francis Porretto. I’m commissioned to do my 6th cover for him. He sends me chapters to read and from those I conceive a visual.

Book cover The Wise And The Mad by Francis W Porretto artist Cat Leonard catleonardart.com

It’s quite a responsibility creating a book cover because it gives the first impressions of the book, so you’ve gotta say something about the story, make it intriguing but not give anything important away and not create a visual that will direct the imagination away from what’s described in the story—like you don’t want to present a character from the story that doesn’t do that character justice.

St Michael by Cat Leonard catleonardart.com
St Micheal

You’ve also shared some religious icon-inspired pieces. Is that a path you’d like to explore further?
Yes, religious art does interest me, especially Christian liturgical art. Being Catholic myself, having grown up in a large catholic family, I feel that I haven’t quite found my feet in this genre yet, but I’ve certainly dabbled and painted St Michael by request three times, and Monsignor Ian Dempsey and Philip Wilson when he was archbishop of Adelaide, the passion of Christ and the resurrection and the Mother of God three times, and some other stuff. The most recent St Michael was an interesting experience where I kind of re-interpreted Guido Reni’s famous painting St Michael Defeats Satan, and I used a familiar process I often use where I take a messed up canvas and then draw him out through the mess as I pull together the marks—like bringing him forward through the mess of postmodernism. It was most enjoyable.

Oil painting by Cat Leonard catleonardart.com
Oil painting

The South Australian Fine Arts scene seems quite healthy, and I reckon you get commissions from all across the country. So, are you working on expanding your presence abroad, too, by working with international commissions?
I do get commissions from all over the place, but most are from Adelaide.
It’s a standard question I ask these days with commissions: “Are you from Adelaide?” Because I’ve gotta consider the options for painting things that are suitable to post or the shipping fees are ridiculously expensive, so I would prefer to send a small work or one I can take off the frame and roll up and it gets re-framed at their end.

As for the future, any predictions on what we can expect from Cat Leonard, Fine Artist
and experimenter?
Well, I’m learning how to properly teach others the craft—I do already give painting workshops, but now I’ve joined a small team of art tutors at Splashout Studios and am being taught how to teach by an expert, so that’s quite a learning curve for me, extremely confronting and challenging but so very enjoyable as I see the fruits of my efforts unfold…

Montage of art by Cat Leonard catleonardart.com
Works of Cat Leonard

About Cat Leonard

Cat Leonard artist selfie

I am an artist, painter of portraits, contester of postmodernism and proverbial blunderer. I declare through my craft that perfection is the perfect amount of imperfection, that there are moments of organic messiness in beauty when it is arranged correctly, and that is what I strive to achieve in my paintings, an ordered chaos.
Since 2010, I’ve been building up my art business. Painting commissioned paintings, Illustrating covers for books by various authors, exhibiting in galleries, selling products on-line and teaching workshops and tutorials in schools. I also mentor for Year 11 and 12 students who are interested in pursuing the fine arts as a career.

Find Cat online
website: catleonardart.com
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TBR and Recommended October 2019

Caught up on some reading, fell back on some work. (sigh). What’s a writer to do…?

Giveaways!

Whatever your genre, there’s quick reads and longer reads to help you through this last part of year!

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Whatever your genre, there’s quick reads and longer reads to help you through this last part of year!
27th September, 2019 to 11th October, 2019
All genres.
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Christmas to Halloween and everything in between!
13th October, 2019 to 4th November, 2019
Holidays, thrillers, horror, suspense and many other genres.
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Little Known, Highly Recommended

Stephanie Barr book cover Beast Within Bete series

Beast Within (science fiction, romance)
Stephanie Barr
The first in the Bete trilogy, I enjoyed this pioneering story with shape-shifters more than I thought I would. Combining the familiarity of crashed ship on a new world with shifters trying to keep their secret in close proximity to regular humans made for a interesting situation. I enjoyed the characters and the humour, and found that by midpoint, I couldn’t put it down. I’ll be looking for the rest of this trilogy!
I won this book in a giveaway.

Book cover Roger Stelljes Deadly Stillwater

Deadly Stillwater (crime, police procedural)
Roger StelljesSet in Minnesota and surroundings, this was a solidly paced and plotted story with engaging characters, all making for a very satisfying read. I liked that the plot tied up the lose ends without making unbelievable twists. The heroes could have been a little more vulnerable, but with the intrepid reporter helping out, it nicely balanced things out for me. Another series to look out for, I think!

Little Known, Recommended

Green Light (British crime)
JG Alva
A prequel novella in the Sutton Mills series, this one had me reading it straight through, much to my surprise.
Sutton, an artist with a questionable past, makes for an intriguing anti-hero, and his circle of friends are varied and well presented. A well-rounded story and a good introduction to the series, but like so many of British crime stories, it’s the characters and emotions that are the draw rather than a neatly-tied up plot or ending.
I downloaded this in Prolific Works giveaway.

Back next month with a recommendation or two and the last giveaway for this year!

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TBR Love: September 2019

Just the one review, and some very exciting news about Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores!

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Little Known, Highly Recommended

Spotelss by Camilla Monk from Smashwords.com

Spotless (Series #1) (romance, suspense, humor, action)
Camilla MonkA woman named Island (I know, I know) is kidnapped by a hitman with a serious (and I mean serious!) OCD problem. They’re both strangely weird people, who form a strange, but satisfying bond under various intense and upsetting circumstances involving interesting locations, bullets, blood, and various psychos.

Imagine the movie series The Transporter meets Meg Cabot’s romances meets some really great characterisation and plotting…without holes, or its slip showing at embarrassing places, or resorting to predictability or illogical plot-contortions just to keep one cinematic scene intact… I couldn’t stop reading it. It’s fun. It’s brilliant. It’s not for those who love plots-by-numbers types. I can’t wait to read the next one! But I have to. Because work.

Quest for the wholly pale 0 calories
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Tarotscopes September and October Plus Extended Read

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Can you believe it’s already September! This year seems to going even faster than a trip on a fast-train. I can almost hear the days whooshing by…So, the good news is the changes you’ve been waiting for are imminent if they haven’t already appeared. And if they have, or when they do, they may take a little bit more adjusting to than you anticipated. More bad news is you may have to adjust some plans or delay them indefinitely.
Good news is, you may have more fun in the long-run, and what you have on your plate may be much, much better than anything you could have anticipated!
Sometimes, you just have to trust that the Universe knows when to serve you your new favourite things (or people)!
I’ve got an extended read for your bi-month, too—About That Matter You’re Thinking About.
Enjoy!

Tarotscopes
September to October 2019

Earth signs
https://www.patreon.com/posts/tarotscopes-2019-29476227

Water signs
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Interview: Jackie Johansen from YourWordsElectric

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Back in May, by a serendipitous event, I received Messaging and Astrology Coaching from Jackie Johansen. You can read a little about my experience here, where I learned to keep it simple and reconnected to my main message of exploring Potential!

I was eager to interview Jackie about her (unique to me) approach, as it worked so well for me and I thought it may be of interest to you.
Here’s how the interview went.

Using astrology as a means to define your personal/entrepreneurial message to the world is an intriguing idea. How did you come to it?
It was a personal journey for me. I had got so caught up in the ways I felt I should be doing things, or talking about my work, that I lost myself in the process. I have taken tons of courses, read lots of books, but they didn’t truly move the needle. However, really anchoring into myself, and focusing on alignment, did shift things. Astrology is an amazing tool to see ourselves clearly. We all have different purposes, ways of working, creative inklings, people we naturally connect with, karmic intentions, etc. I felt it was a disservice to leave this part out of my work with clients. I believe we are here to become fully expressed and our businesses are extensions of ourselves. My work is all about empowering women to settle into their truth–and get clear about what that is–so they can work from a place of deep alignment.

You’re also a life-coach and a writer. What made you decide to combine astrology, messaging and your life-coaching into this one-on-one course?
I started as a copywriter and what I had found over and over was the women who hired me were natural writers but didn’t know how to get the words on the page. They struggled to see their own ability. I found that getting clear on the core message was so empowering because the rest fell into place. My work shifted to helping guide them to find this keystone. Astrology naturally fit in this process. It provides us all with an individual map to our creative expression. My clients found it helpful and it was so much fun for me.

Quote Jackie Johansen

Having had the unique opportunity to work through your Astrology and Messaging Course, I was very impressed from the outset. I was looking for clarity in career direction, and during our first session you led me on a visualization of different paths, which proved very informative. What impressed me more was that you seemed to intuitively know what I required. Is this intuitive approach your usual method, or do you have set meditations, processes, and other tools for different situations?
Yes! My intuition is such a guiding star. My hope when working with someone is always to be a conduit for what wants to come through in service of their highest good. Also, it keeps the work fun and exciting for me because there’s the element of surprise and unfolding. There’s a basic structure to how I work, and we create a roadmap based on the person’s goals, but there’s flexibility and spaciousness for when something else is needed. It’s always neat to see how the process naturally unfolds.

Quote Jackie Johansen

I enjoyed the astrology sessions, and received a lot of reminders as well as new perspectives on myself from your reading and sharing of my Western birth chart. What was really interesting, and revealed awesome synchronities, was your expansion on transits of asteroids, and aspects to my main planets. This goes way beyond a reading of my zodiac sign and those main planets: Sun, Moon, Venus and Mars that we’re so used to. Can you briefly tell us why the asteroids and aspects of certain planets influence our message to the world—our purpose in life—beyond the usual we read in horoscopes?
Transits really bring the chart to life, and can anchor us into cycles we are working with in our own evolution and growth. The asteroid goddesses are beautiful teachers. They help us see our creative expression, how we nurture, stand in our sovereignty, and connect in relationship, amongst other things. The asteroids and transits add more clarity and pieces to the puzzle when exploring our work and what’s on our heart to share.

Quote Jackie Johansen

Towards the end of the course, we worked on my main message, helping me define and refine what my core message is. I gained a lot of insight on myself in my past, present, and hoped for future. In fact, this defining of my core message was a healing for me. It is usual for people to begin your coaching course thinking they’re going to identify this thing and end up resolving or healing other issues, too?
In my experience this is common, I know it has been true for me! I believe that these questions around purpose and the core message we’re here to share, connects us to a deep part of ourselves. If there are parts of us that have been dimmed, or needs transformation, this can surface for healing. These questions connect us to something bigger and evolutionary in our own becoming. It can be so powerful to give these parts of ourselves attention and for them to be witnessed by another.

Now, as our chart is moving through the heavens with time, I was wondering: does our core message change as we grow older? And are there people who have more than one core message to share with the world?
I believe we have core questions and themes that run through our lives. These come out of our charts, our experiences, and own healing journeys. However, as we grow and change, as well as experience different transits, we may see things from different perspectives and our message changes and grows with us. I think it’s important to get clear on what those messages are. They often evolve, or how we share them may change, but the heart is still there. There will still be golden threads that run through our lives.

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What would you say is the main belief or issue holding us back from realizing or identifying our core message, and indeed, our self truth?
I’d say a big challenge that gets in the way is over-complicating things and not trusting ourselves. If you’re an entrepreneur, especially online, there’s so much noise and shiny objects pulling you in different directions–all having an opinion on what you should be doing. This makes it difficult to tune in, go inward, and really see our own magic. I believe it’s so important to slow down and cultivate a relationship with our own cycles, our unique creative processes, and expressive self. It’s so easy to look to social media, experts, courses, and templates for clarity. Sometimes these things are great, especially when we want to develop a skill or interest, however we can lose sight of our own inner compass and really what works individually for ourselves.

You’ve also looked at my rather (then) chaotic and cluttered blog, and gave that all important advice to ‘Keep It Simple’. What, in your opinion, most clutters a person’s core message?
For me it can be two fold. One, we are all multi-passionate beings with so much to share. This is a beautiful thing. The challenge is simplifying, getting to the root, and presenting it in a way that others can really get a sense of what we are all about. We need to find the through-lines. 

And secondly, I think our message can get cluttered by all the shoulds, expert advice, and trends that pull us in certain directions. We can lose sight of our own uniqueness and what’s at the heart of what we do.

Quote Jackie Johansen

I enjoyed our time together immensely, and appreciated your integrity and the easy-going, safe space you created for me to share and discover what I needed. At the end of your course, what do you hope your seeker retains from the sessions?
That they can trust themselves and their path. That they feel empowered and connected to the work that they are here to do for the greater healing of the world. That they feel more themselves and connected to their gifts. That they can see themselves more clearly for the beautifully unique and creative soul that they are.

Thank you!

About Jackie

Jackie Johansen yourwordselectric messaging coach
Jackie Johansen:
YourWordsElectric

With a background in copywriting, depth psychology, women’s circle, and astrology, Jackie helps women step into their voices and fully expressed self. Through her messaging guidance, she helps her clients see themselves, and their message, more clearly to build their business from a deep place of alignment. She lives in Northern California with her partner, and can often be found studying the sky, cooking colorful vegan meals, and dreaming of her next international adventure.

Find Jackie online:
yourwordselectric.com
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