December Workshop // Save the Date

✨I am so excited for this workshop!✨

💌 I surveyed my last workshop participants who said they wanted more time for writing, conversation and creating their oracle cards. So this is it! Winter is the perfect time to connect with each other and with our own hearts.

❄️Winter has so much wisdom to offer us and it is my pleasure to guide you through the simple ways we can access it.

✨Falling in LOVE with winter is really falling more deeply in love with YOURSELF.

💗It promises to be a truly magical and cozy time. So many special gifts that I can't wait to share with you.

🐦I'll be posting updates on Facebook as we get closer to the early bird deadline of Nov 8.

💌 In the meantime, feel free to send me a note if you have any questions.

Heart Compass Oracle Update

Don’t die with your oracle deck still in you.

I’ve been working on my Heart Compass oracle deck idea since last winter.

The acceleration and transformation I’ve experienced so far since I started the Embodied Leadership and Facilitator Certification training has inspired something deep within me that I can’t ignore any longer. And by that I mean what am I offering to the world and how do I want to show up more authentically as myself?

Creativity and self-expression through my art has always been such an important part of my life. That being said, these cards want so badly to manifest into physical form! On my way home from The Happy Sessions retreat at Windhorse Farm, I received the message loud and clear that it was time to contact my tribe to get these designed and printed.

As a result it’s all been happening so fast. I had not one, but two amazing creative design meetings after my retreat at the end of April. I had another meeting today to go over the design concepts. Part one of the project is in progress as the graphic designer is in the process of creating the rest of the card designs before we finalize them and go to print.

So in the flow, everything about this process feels easy, aligned, and magically guided.

There is a special transmission of positive, aligned energy going into these cards, and I could not be more excited to be able to extend that energy to you all while you are using the deck...through your hands and into your heart.

Every step of the way, I trusted my instincts with my creative channel and the process (even when it felt stalled).

These cards are not only an extension of the Blog, but an extension of my Soul.

I can’t wait to share more information as the creativity and inspiration continues to flow from Spirit, through to myself and my team.

I can already feel these cards in my hands, and all I can say is that they ✨VIBRATE with LOVE✨.

If you’d like to stay-up-to-date on the progress of the cards, I encourage you to follow @heartcompassoracle on Instagram. As the designs get finalized, I will begin to curate the account! So exciting!

With love,

xo SJ

Purpose and I AM

This PURPOSE message came through channeled writing, and I've been meaning to share it!

The notion of, and what may feel like new age societal pressure around finding our "purpose" can seem daunting, especially for someone new on the spiritual path.

Just remember that by simply "being" and supporting yourself by being your unique you is enough! It's whatever comes naturally and feels easy to you.

Happy Friday.
With love,
xo SJ

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The Wisdom of My Ancestors

I’m back from my Embodied Leadership training with Anne Berube. It was a very powerful weekend for me, and the words that come to mind are:

:: importance of the breath
:: comfort with the unknown
:: modeling
:: manifesting
:: reclaiming
:: letting go
:: integrity
:: connectedness
:: finding Father
:: becoming
:: holding space
:: simplicity
:: stillness
:: contentment
:: intuition
:: nurturance

Being in the energy of alignment during my five days at Windhorse allowed for a deeper connection with my gifts, unlocking the more expansive parts of myself I always knew were there.

Fully integrated with the landscape, during a night walk-turned-shamanic-journey in the woods, I was granted full access to the ancient wisdom records of my ancestors that were awaiting retrieval in my one reality.

Insightful downloads and system upgrades when I least expected it, all while doing nothing, in the uninterrupted frequency of the weekend. Soulful Light code activations felt on the cellular level.

It was through the magic of the unplanned, and intimate story telling where I experienced the most openness, vulnerability and depth - fully supported with subtlety and gentleness held within the power of being seen.

I came back feeling more than ready to reclaim my place as a creative, a leader and as a intuitive healer, inspired to share my message through my Heart Compass Oracle deck.

It’s time.

With love,

xo SJ

Listening With Your Heart

I had a really transformative appointment with Anne on Friday, and gearing up for the Embodied Leadership and Facilitator training at the end of the month. It’s through our chats that I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve always known I had a special connection to Universal Source Energy. I never questioned this guidance and Source when I was little. Since reclaiming that part of of myself in recent years, I’m ready to take my healing to yet another level, as I make the transition from student to Teacher.

I shared a story with her on Friday that I wrote as a child about the spirit of girl. In the story, I go on to describe this girl as a new friend at school, only to find out later, during a dream visitation, that she was in fact the ghost of the daughter of a Shaman. I wrote this story when I was in grade 4!

When I got home from my appointment, I was so excited about remembering this story I decided to venture down to my storage unit to see what other school-aged treasures I could find. I’m really grateful that mom saved a special box filled with school stuff, such as report cards, art work, and some Hilroy scribblers filled with stories and drawings from different subjects. A treasure trove of goodies!

In the box I discovered a scribbler from religion class, and it in a special poem. Keep in mind, while growing up in French Acadian Cape Breton, Catholicism class was mandatory. And, while I don’t consider myself religious at all now, I do believe it all comes from what will often be described as Universal Consciousness/Love/Source Energy.

I would describe this poem as a declaration of love. I wrote when I was 10. It’s evident that I never questioned my relationship with Source back then, and it was only natural for me to believe in it, and to declare that all you need to do to access it is to listen.

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Watch! Listen! Jesus is with us. Don’t you see him? Watch! Listen! Jesus is with us. Can’t you hear him?
I like this part, because you can see him in your mind, and you can hear him in your heart.

Wayne Dyer used to refer to the book Power Vs. Force by David R. Hawkins, a lot in his talks. In the book Hawkins describes Jesus as someone who made a difference through living his life from the highest level of consciousness and vibration possible. He was operating at such a high level that he was capable of raising the frequency of the planet by counterbalancing the negatively vibrating energies with this positivity. (If you are interested to having a quick read about it, this article Do You Make a Difference? by Wayne is a good introduction to the concept).

To be present is to successfully tap into your own heart (Watch! Listen!). We all had access to this deep knowing as children, we just forgot it somewhere along the way. Our access to it didn’t changed, but our perception of it did.

There is always time to reclaim this high vibration and to make a difference in one’s life and to those around you. All that is required of you is an awareness of your own vibration, and the conscious effort to listen in, and look around for evidence of this love. Love is all around us, is in us, and is us.

With love,

xo SJ

Coconut Cream Hot Chocolate

While cozy in one night this week, I had a craving for hot chocolate. Since I cut out refined sugars, and dairy, I decided to see what I could come up with based on what ingredients I had readily available.

This recipe is creamy, delicious, and might I say decadent! I added in a few substitutions depending on what you have at your disposal in your own kitchen.

Step 1: Make a chocolate paste, mixing together:

  • 1/2 tsp. softened ghee butter (or coconut oil)

  • 1/2 tsp. organic cocoa powder (or raw cacao powder)

  • 1/4 tsp. Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener (or maple syryp or honey)

Step 2: Heat 1 cup of Silk Coconut Cream for Coffee

Step 3: Stir in chocolate paste.

For added decadence, froth the mixture so it’s nice and creamy. Sprinkle with cinnamon, cardamom, or some of the Lakanto sweetener for a little sparkle.

Hope you enjoy!

With love,

xo SJ

Honouring Grief

💌PSA (Public Spirit Announcement)!💌

The message that just came through loud and clear from Spirit to share with all of you is:

💫💫HONOUR YOUR GRIEF💫

The holidays can be very difficult for many people, and grief can sneak up on you in a lot of different ways. It can come in the form of anger, fatigue, impatience, sadness...

I want to pass along the message that you are to HONOUR this grief, and allow it to pass through you. It's normal to grieve during the holidays, and it's ok to balance a mix of sorrow and joy, ⭐️feeling everything⭐️ simultaneously.

There is no one right way to feel your way through the holidays, except to be compassionate, patient, and kind to yourself no matter how you're feeling.

I miss my dad, and I miss my grandmother who died on Christmas Day seven years ago. Today I honour them, our memories, our family traditions, and send out LOVE. I trust they will receive the message, one way or another.

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Sending love to all of you, and wishing you the highest the holidays has to offer. And, if that includes grief, use it to empower and guide you into a vibration of gratitude for what is here now.

With love,
xo ❤️SJ



Smells Like Christmas Simmer Pot

I pride myself on maintaining a non-toxic home.  This includes using eco-friendly cleaners free of harsh chemicals, and burning beeswax candles exclusively. With the arrival of holidays, I decided to create my own version of  a Christmas scented candle with this Simmer Pot recipe.

In a pot, mix together the following ingredients, bring to a boil, then simmer.  As the mixture evaporates, you can continue to add water and new orange peels, as the scents from this mixture will last up to 2 days. Leave the pot uncovered.

Smells Like Christmas
4 cups of water
1 cup of clementine or orange peels
2 Tbsp of ground cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla
1 tsp of nutmeg
1 tsp of ground or whole clove
1/2 tsp of ginger or star anise

Enjoy! With love,

xo SJ

Spotify Playlists Launch

Music is essential to my healing process, and connecting with it is as healing for me as other modalities.  Much like when the perfect book appears, connecting to certain songs at different stages of my evolution supports a deeper conversation with myself.  It's a creative outlet that stirs the movement of my body, and my emotions in order to access a higher vibration that is readily accessible.

Creating personal playlists is going to be a key piece in an upcoming project.  While I'm not quite ready to share all of those details with you yet, I urge you to continue following along on my journey through my PLAYlists.  I hope you enjoy! 

Here is the first playlist launch.

With love,

xo SJ

Gabor Maté's Interview with Tim Ferriss

Gabor Maté 's book In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts changed the way I viewed addiction in my family, and helped me to recognize and appreciate my emotions and sensitivities in a way that serves my highest good.

The book landed in my lap through my sister, whom at the time was working with Addictions Services. I would pick it up, read a little bit, then quickly put it back down for long stretches at a time. It took me a year and a half finish it, because it wasn't until I was ready to face my own truths, could I take it in in a meaningful way.

All things considered, the courage to transmute our traumas and suffering into peace lends itself to self-healing and a freedom in our hearts.

I love following his work, and I highly recommend his interview with Tim Ferriss on February 20 (on The Tim Ferriss Show podcast). It is for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of themselves, and the science behind addiction. His explanation of this science facilitates breeding more compassion for addiction, and ultimately for ourselves.

With love,
xo SJ

Stoking the Fire & Finding Flow

How do you expect to stoke your own fire when you’re too busy putting everyone else’s out?
— With Love from SJ

Messages like this one came in loud and clear by simply BEING in the woods for a weekend at Windhorse Farm. Disconnecting completely in a off-grid cabin in order to connect was the perfect setting for receiving what I like to call downloads from my pre-loaded inner wisdom database.

My 37th birthday is on Thursday, and this past month has been a very inward focused, reflective and integrative time. A Windhorse weekend was just what I needed for an overall review and a reset.

I was laying down on a little bridge overarching a brook, tucked into the ancient forest when I received this powerful message. When I zoned out it felt like I became part of the landscape, and I imagined the water carrying away any thoughts hindering my ability to think more clearly.

There is something to be said for drowning out the mind clutter so that our innate wisdom can flow through in order to just BE. We all have access to this ancient wisdom. It's a matter of deciding what environment best supports you (for me it's being in the woods or near the ocean), as well as how you wish to empower yourself with the information you receive.

If I'm feeling this, then as a collective, we could all benefit from giving ourselves the permission to drown out the noise on a regular, more intentional basis so we can connect more deeply with the truth in our hearts. In addition to that, how we express that truth to the fullest extent in a given moment.

I know this message means to continue to stoke my own inner fire (i.e my power, and what lights me up), not default to rescue mode, and to choose wisely when it comes to spending time those who fan my flames rather than dampen them. 

My experience at Windhorse quickly became a metaphor for how I'd like to nurture myself on a different level altogether - stoking the wood stove fire and all!

What might this all mean to you? If you happen to sit with it for even a brief moment, usually the first thought that comes to mind is a good place to start.

With love,

xo SJ

Embody That Which You Desire

Last night I had a moment of clarity after my meditation, and began writing - thinking about all the growth and personal work I accomplished in 2017. 

The main take away I will carry through into this New Year is that life reflects back that which you are. If you are desiring something specific to show up, the more you embody that desire, the greater the chances are that it will start appearing in your life. If you lean back and let the magic happen, these desires can manifest in ways you least expect, which is part of the fun.

Here is some post-meditation wisdom to share with you.

With love,

xo SJ

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