Las Vegas Spiritual Life Coach Jaclyn Costello

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Spiritual Life Coach Jaclyn Costello | Intuitive Life Coach | Spiritual Counseling

The Veils that Cloud

“There is another world, but it is in this one.”
–W.B. Yeats

Spiritual revelations do not arrive from thinking long & hard about Divinity. They come from silencing our thoughts, moving our ego out of the way, and opening up to the quiet, mysterious, spiritual realm that is always here with us.

Paradise is not found in some distant place or entered only after death. It is here. Superimposed and woven through the world of the five senses. You already have access to it all.

It doesn’t take belief. It is Reality itself. You must only learn to see beyond the veils.

“The Vedas cannot show you Brahman… you are That already. They can only help to take away the veil that hides truth from our eyes. The cessation of ignorance can only come when I know that God and I are one…” -Adi Shankara

 

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“Through the Veil” by Daniel Mirante – inspired by the Flammarion engraving

Individuals come to me seeking guidance on how to re-connect with their intuition, with God, and with the abundant flow of creative energy in the Universe that will help them transform their most beloved dreams into Reality.

To this I ask, “How deeply and totally do you wish to be spiritually aligned?”

If you seek help from the Universe in co-creation, your desire must not be superficial, fear-based, or there to serve your ego. God appears when you are aligned with the intention to evolve spiritually. Align yourself with your soul’s desire to serve the world with your gifts, and you will be lead—swiftly carried away—by all the gracious powers that be.

As we work together, I will show you how to authentically connect with your Soul’s guidance and keep that feeling audible, even when you are actively engaging within the chaos of the world.

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The sacred texts of all religions tell us that our life’s purpose is to understand and develop the power of our spirit. We must learn to surrender personal will to Divine will, to honor ourselves and one another, and to live with love, sincerity, and truth. We must recognize that all is one—the entire universe in connected—and everything is unfolding exactly as it should.

There are many veils of identity that make it challenging to see these truths clearly. You must release yourself from biological impulses, psychological tendencies, cultural biases, and reason itself.

This is a hard for many people to accept. In the contemporary Western world, logic reigns supreme; and while logic may be the best tool with which to navigate the empirical world, many people have forgotten that the spiritual realm does not revolve around a logical, ‘reasonable’, human understanding things.

I created this diagram to roughly outline the various spheres of identity.

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On each level, we identify with a certain aspect of self. However, on each level, we run the risk of an unhealthy attachment to that aspect.

1) Too much ego = we become egocentric and lack compassion.

2) An un-examined attachment to the ideals, beliefs, and relationship-ties we are born into (rather than synthesizing the Truths we discover along our journey) leads to the risk of holding ourselves back due to ‘blood loyalty.’

3) Tribes can be religious groups, like-minded peers, or any other gathering of individuals who bond together. There is nothing inherently wrong with tribes (we need tribe to survive!) However, if we become too inclusive & elitist about our tribe and our tribe’s lifestyle (even if our tribe is truly evolved, loving, and spectacular), we fail to honor the simple truth that we are ALL in this together.

4) Similarly, loyalty to country can feel honorable and patriotic, however it’s dangerous to allow borders define us, and run the risk of becoming ethnocentric.

5) The next sphere of identity is where it really gets challenging; imagining the Universe through a non-human perspective is difficult to fathom. But we CAN easily acknowledge that humans are merely part of a much greater cosmic arena. Indeed–

A real understanding of human existence requires the de-humanization of truth.

If you fail to grasp this, your Reality, Gods, and perceptions of Truth will always be diluted & anthropomorphic.

6) Moving further outward on the diagram, we have the ‘Other than Human’ aspect of our cosmic structure. But even here—in our wildest, most accepting, most ‘out there’ understanding of all that possibly exists in all possible realms of all possible cosmic structures and beyond—we are still thinking of various forms of existence. So where does that leave us?

What is the purest form of identity? Non-identity. Non-form. Pure consciousness.

All the names we come up with to describe the Divine – Allah, Anima Mundi, Brahma, Buddha, Christ, Divine Mother, Great Integrity, Highest Self, the Infinite, Krishna, Mary, Shakti, Shiva, Tao, Truth, Ultimate Reality, Universe, Yahweh (and countless others)—are names for formless energies which are all part of one, unified Field. That Source of connected, conscious, god-energy is where we all come from.

God is your home.

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Living with God as your Guide

If you are very still and listen beyond the noise of your mind, you can discern something very subtle–a feeling that does not impose itself or compel you to listen, for it is without violence.

This is your Soul speaking to you.

Think of your soul as ‘the God in you’—the part of you that is able to remain outside your self-delusions and societal influences. Soul is the compassionate, all-knowing observer—the voice of Truth you feel.

It is the soul’s desire to bring you back to God…to bring you home.

Soul does not communicate in a mental form through ideas or reasoning. Soul communication has its own character—a calm and luminous understanding that comes from beyond the mind.

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From Paulo Coelho’s book, “Warrior of the Light”

Oftentimes the insistence of the other noises in your head (Mind, culture, fear, ingrained habits, beliefs) is so persistent that you are misled into listening to them simply because they make the most racket. But in moments of great decision, the soul understands what the mind cannot conceive, which is why it’s so important to be in touch with your soul, or you will likely make decisions based only upon your thoughts and emotions.

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Remember: you will miss your greatest destiny if you ignore your intuitive soul-knowing.

“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.” – Terence McKenna

If you don’t act upon the soulful urges you feel because they are not ‘reasonable’ or they make you afraid, your guidance will become quite dim. Soul guidance is like any muscle—if you fail to use it, it becomes weaker and weaker. It atrophies.

Does this all sound nice, but you need help getting started or staying on the path?

Does your ego refuse to budge?

Do you confuse your intuition with your thoughts or emotions?

That’s why I’m here. To remind you of your deepest intentions, guide you beyond your perceived limitations, expand your perception of what reality can be, and act as a compass calibrated to CLARITY as you embark on the playful and adventurous journey of creating the life of your dreams.

I have spent my entire life nurturing my relationship with God and exploring my own vast, inner-mystical terrains. If you would like to read an intimate entry about one of my own personal experiences with the Divine–

Spiritual Life Coach Las VegasClick here for “After the Sacred Valley”

Of course, the spiritual realm is beyond the power of the human mind to accurately describe, and as soon as we attempt to put our spiritual experiences into words, we have already shrunken them—regardless of how beautifully we speak. Even so, I invite you to read with an open heart.

As well, if you’re curious to read additional personal stories about spiritual transformation, contact me and I will share more. I’ve created a novel out of many of my experiences, and because that novel will be published soon, the stories cannot appear online. Thank you.

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The Path of the Mystic

The mystical journey involves an enormous capacity to bear the truth. As one of my mentors, Caroline Myss, explains: lessons on the path of the mystic are lessons in physical, emotional, and spiritual loss & disempowerment, followed by rebirth to a new relationship to power.

Through anguish and ecstasy, mystics gain access to Spirit that is so profound, they become capable of breathing Divine energy into ordinary words and acts. They become able to heal others through acts of genuine love, forgiveness and faith. The world ‘behind their eyes’ is infinitely more real than the world in front of them. They are detached from the illusions of the physical world and see symbolically, clearly, because they are awake.

Although the path to attaining this degree of consciousness can be arduous, no matter how much misery mystics encounter along the way, none of them ask to return to ordinary consciousness.

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Somewhat similarly, shamen are commonly born along the path of the ‘Wounded Healer’ archetype. Along his/her own journey towards ascension, the shaman often suffers from a physical illness or psychological crisis (referred to by St. John of the Cross as a dark night of the soul), which pushes him/her to the brink of death. This crossing over to the underworld is necessary so that the shaman can delve into the depths of darkness and come to know the deepest contents of his/her Mind, heart, and soul while confronting fears and challenging false notions of Reality. Often shamen are destined to go through this initiatory phase of madness or sickness so that they can come to understand—from an experiential vantage point—madness, sickness, disillusionment, pain, and all other ails of humankind; for it is only from truly understanding an illness that the antidote is revealed.

Whatever your path may be, your soul-guidance is there to help you navigate your way through the external world and its seductive forces. You must be able to interact with the world without negotiating yourself. It takes devotion & stamina to have a rich interior life AND be active in the world, but this is what is necessary in order for consciousness to evolve.

 

Some Lasting Thoughts for You

Nothing ever goes away until it has taught you what you need to know
about where you are separating yourself from Reality.

“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation
can that which is indestructible be found in us.” –Pema Chodron

The path and the goal are one.

“When I’ve asked Shamans about the sickness of the West, they say it’s quite simple…you guys have severed your connection with Spirit. Unless you re-connect with Spirit and do so soon, you’re going to bring the whole house of cards down around your heads and ours.” –Graham Hancock

“We are all just walking each other home.” -Ram Dass

“Tenderly, I now touch all things, knowing one day we will part.”
–St. John of the Cross

 

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