Las Vegas Spiritual Life Coach Jaclyn Costello

A Message through the Medicine

by Jaclyn on May 2, 2018

The Medicine Man leaned over and whispered into my forehead.

“I want you to take yourself home now. Find a shrub or tree in your yard. Tell me when you get there.”

“I’m there,” I said.

“Good. Ask the tree this question: What does it take to be truly happy?”

I paused. I couldn’t believe the clarity with which I was seeing this tree. I’d just moved into a new house and wasn’t yet familiar with the living things sharing the property with me. But here it was—this bending tree, perfectly in sight in front of me. Every detail, every crease, every green and flittering leaf.

“Have you asked the tree?” the Medicine Man asked me. “Ask out loud.”

I asked the tree, “What does it take to be truly happy?”

I was embarrassed to tell the Medicine Man what the tree then said to me. After all the profundity and intensity of the night, the message I was now receiving felt so simple and silly. I giggled.

“Yes?” the Medicine Man asked again, “What does it take to be truly happy?”

“Be easy in the breezy,” I said.

Be easy in the breezy, the tree told me.



My Article On Self-Forgiveness

by Jaclyn on March 2, 2018

I’m happy to share an article I wrote for Tiny Buddha on Self-Forgiveness. It involves a very personal story about my father…

I hope the story helps guide you to release any guilt of your own you may be carrying.

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I couldn’t be more excited to share this podcast episode with you. The lovely Lian Brook-Tyler of Primal Happiness invited me for a talk about intuition. Lian, along with Jonathan Wilkinson, created Primal Happiness to uncover “the fundamentals required to reclaim our primal state of happiness and our innate ability to thrive.”

As Lian states in her introduction to the episode featuring yours truly:

In this show we’re talking about the juicy topic of intuition. What it is, how we can listen to it, how we can get more of it showing up in our lives, and what we can do with what it tells us! In other words, how we can live our most congruent, aligned, and heart-centred lives.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • We all have intuition and it’s like a muscle that the more we use it, the stronger it gets. Find ways to get space for intuition into your life.

  • It’s a choice: Check out or check in. Nearly everything in life is a choice and we have such creative power when we’re aware of the choices we’re making.

  • Sometimes our intuition tells us something we really don’t like and are scared to act upon. It’s helpful to remember that that tension is what something new can be created from.

It was a true honor to be on this show (and it was tons of fun as well!) I hope you enjoy the episode.




What is Prayer?

by Jaclyn on March 4, 2017

I heard the most beautiful answer to this question recently, and I want to share it with you.

The answer came from a Tibetan Buddhist abbot who’d spent the majority of his life deep in prayer in Nepalese monasteries.

He’d just been approached by a Westerner who asked, “When we sit among you and your fellow monks in the chanting halls, we hear your mantras, chimes, and gongs…we smell your incense…we see you bowing down…is all of this your prayer? What exactly is your prayer?”

The monk smiled and chuckled a little. “You have never seen our prayers because a prayer cannot be seen. What you have seen is what we do to create a feeling in our bodies, and the feeling we create is the prayer.”

This stuck with me ever since I heard it, as it reminds me of the incredible power we have to choose our own destiny based upon the feelings we create within ourselves.

Those inner feelings eventually become our outer Reality.

We answer our own prayers by creating feelings inside of ourselves–feelings of gratitude, abundance, peace, love, and anything else we wish to see appear in the outer world.

Some questions to ask yourself:

  • What prayers do I create within myself? (i.e. What feelings do I habitually feel?)
  • How do I create an environment that helps to nurture those prayers? (Do I use chants, incense, & sacred music like the monks, or do I use other spiritual aids?)
  • Am I un-consciously creating an undesired feeling within myself? (Take a look at the people & places that influence you. Take a look at the way you speak to yourself in your head. Do those elements match up with the internal environment you wish to create?)

Many blessings,



Feeling Down? Ask yourself these questions…

by Jaclyn on February 21, 2017

We all feel low from time to time. Part of the journey of being a human is to feel our way through life (Otherwise, what are we really? We are not machines…) However, feeling low for an extended period of time is not healthy or useful for anyone–and we should take care to avoid accepting a depressed feeling as our new ‘normal’ state of being.

If you’ve been feeling down and you aren’t sure why, I encourage you to ask yourself these six questions. They may help shed light upon some of the areas in your life that require nurturing.


Spiritual Life Coach Las Vegas1) Does my current work fit with what my soul is calling me to do?

It’s okay if your job is, well, your job! Your hobbies & passions can be something separate…but if your work is consistently draining, not aligned with your values, not ultimately serving the world for the better, or is something you dread, it’s time to re-consider.

I understand you may not know the next step yet. That’s okay. Start exploring. There’s no need to drop everything tomorrow and leap into the great unknown (although, that does work wonders for some people.) More conservatively, make the commitment to begin honestly looking into a career shift.

Perhaps this simply means less hours on your current job, which may also mean cutting back on expenses so you can focus more on your passions. Or, maybe it’s time to start that business you’ve been dreaming of; start working on your idea in the evenings, or wake up two hours earlier each day. Take a week/weekend away from your family and construct a master plan. If these suggestions sound ridiculous to you, ask yourself if you’re happy that you’ve created a life where these suggestions sound ridiculous. If ‘no’, then begin re-creating.


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2) Does my current lifestyle align with the person I desire to be?

If you would like a toned, healthy body but you drink three liters of alcohol each weekend and never go to the gym, keep dreaming. If you’d like a more peaceful mind but you listen to disturbing music and hang out with aggressive, negative people–your environment is working against you. If you’d like to be thought of as a graceful soul, yet you don’t say thank you to the fellow who held the door for you–or you don’t show compassion for the tired check-out clerk when you’re in a hurry–how do you ever imagine grace to fill your soul?

Take a look at everything you do on a daily basis, including the way you conduct yourself and the places you spend your leisure time, and ask yourself if your lifestyle is supportive of the person you long to be.


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3) Am I being totally honest in my relationships? Am I my most authentic self in my relationships?

Living authentically = living in joy.

Living in-authentically = living in misery.

Are you living as your most authentic, pure, TRUE self in your relationships? This is a big one. Our personal relationships are one of the most influential aspects of our lives. If we aren’t in healthy and honest partnerships with the people closest to us, we are bound to feel depleted and ‘off’. If you don’t receive enough support from your partner, aren’t deeply in love with (& loved by) him/her, are continually fighting petty battles, are no longer connecting physically, emotionally, or spiritually, or are holding in repressed emotions such as anger or resentment, it’s time for a heart-felt conversation.

There’s no need to suddenly drop the relationship (unless that’s what you’ve been called to do…) Less extremely, have a conversation with your partner about your desire to live more authentically. Explain to your partner what that looks like. Share how important it is that he/she supports you and loves you as your most authentic self. 

Then, ask you partner if he/she is living most authentically. How can you be more supportive along their journey?

If there are problems or repressed emotions that need to come to the surface, tenderly address those them in a calm & level-headed fashion. Don’t blame, shout, nag, ignore, or distort anything. I find it’s helpful to meditate before any heart-to-heart conversation with someone I love. That way, I’m in my best form going into the situation.


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4) Is everything I’m putting into my body healthy and supportive of a vibrant, strong physical system?

This includes pure foods, getting enough water & sunlight, your use of natural/unnatural beauty products, and your drug intake (not just illegal drugs–also caffeine, sugar, technological intake, alcohol, medications, birth control, etc.)

Take inventory. Everything that enters your precious body through the mouth, skin, sex organs, or any other mode of entry–becomes a part of you. Yes, you may reject or release part of what you intake, but part of everything we intake remains within us (even if only in ‘essence’, but oftentimes much more tangibly than that.)

I once worked with a woman who was on a raw foods cleanse. During the second month of clean-eating, she began to experience extreme de-toxification symptoms including: a perfume that she hadn’t worn for 25+ years began exiting through her skin! That’s correct. A perfume she’d worn in her teens & early twenties began seeping out through her pores, in her sweat. What had those chemicals been doing inside her all that time? Probably nothing helpful.


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5) Are there any messages I’ve been receiving intuitively that I continue to ignore?

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again: when God has a message for you, she taps politely at the door the first time….then, she returns with a fierce pounding. Finally, if you don’t open that door, she becomes a hurricane and blows it down, just so she can get through to you!

This is the way with all messages from God/Universe. The messages may first come to us as silent whispers–gentle voices we feel after we pray. We may be quick to ignore them because they don’t speak with vigor. Or, we may ignore them because we don’t like what they say (“Leave your relationship!” – “Get to the gym” – “You were wrong about that decision” – “Stop seeking power through fame and money. You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. Live a good life, humbly.”)

Whatever the Universe may have whispered to you, if you ignored Her message the first time, you are bound to receive another message down the road. In the mean time, you will feel depressed, low, and lackluster. Why? Because you’re ignoring God’s guidance for you.

It isn’t God causing you to feel depressed. It’s your refusal to go where Providence is guiding. God knows how to bring you bliss, peace, satisfaction, abundance…you must only learn how to listen & submit to that intuitive guidance. When you listen to your soul’s guidance, you naturally move away from depression and into joy.


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6) Are my decisions driven by fear or love?

Straight-forward and simple: make choices from a place of love, every time. Refuse to be a slave to your fears and they WILL eventually dissipate.

At every cross-roads you approach in life–whether big or small–remember to make your decisions from a place of faith, love, and deep gratitude.

And never look back.





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