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It is time to celebrate beautiful souls! This past year I decided to take my writing to a whole new level but I didn’t do it alone! I became a lead author and with the support of family and friends and my incredible publishing company, Goldenbrick Road Publishing House, and the nineteen women who graciously welcomed me into their stories, we wrote a book!!
It is called, Her Art of Surrender. A collection of stories about letting go of the past and embracing the soul. This book is beautiful and receiving some of the most amazing reviews I will post those below!
This book has to be in the hands of every woman you know including yourself.
If you would like me to come and do a reading or teach on the art of surrender and what it means to create peace within yourself no matter what is happening around you feel free to reach out anytime.
This book will teach you to look at life through an interesting lens. The stories are real, the women are women you would pass by on the street. Literally, you might have already! We are sharing our stories because we know that by sharing them, the facade falls away, the walls of shame come down, and the opportunity to open the heart to healing increases ten-fold.
This is why we write. This is why we feel. This is why we share. To extend a hand to a beautiful soul and to remind her, it is safe now to journey the road of surrender.
Pick up a copy please by going to this link, Her Art of Surrender, and use my coupon code for 20% off – Cassie20 – the code applies to all the books on the site.
Thank you for the love always!!
P.S. Use my coupon code, Cassie20 for 20% off – the code applies to all the books on the site too! – Click here for your copy – Her Art of Surrender. <<<
My body is a celebration.
It is not a playground for feasting eyes.
It is my sovereign right to love, adorn, and play with her.
My body is the essence of life.
Of life creating within itself.
A system of divine remembrance and safety from harm.
My body is not open unless permission has been granted.
My body is not to be touched without consent.
My body is resilient and brave and courageous.
My body is soft and warm and delicate.
Shame has no place within me.
Guilt does not hold ground here.
My body was gifted to me first.
My body should be explored by me first.
My body is not for taking.
She is mine and I am hers and this is a sacred union.
She is not there to heal the broken and ill-intentioned.
She is not there to be cracked open.
My body is my souls home.
My body is my souls home.
My body is my souls home…
And this is divine.
Sealed with tears,
– Cassie Jeans
Why sealed with tears? I think it’s all sinking in. I will open with, I have never been sexually assaulted, harassed yes, assaulted no…I recognize I am a minority with that statement, how appalling is that? I am a witness to the women who share with me what has happened to them. I hold space for them as they tell me about the violations against their body. I sit either in person or on a zoom call and I listen, I listen, I listen…and the pain of what they share with me never diminishes, the horror and the depth of their agony never lightens. It never becomes, “ok.” It only ever intensifies with – this will not continue. This will not go on. There is never a circumstance that condones an assault like this. This violates our human rights.
I want our generation to be the last to share these stories. I want our lineage of men to see women like the divine embodiment they are and I know they can see this because I know men who see women this way and it is so beautiful, so whole, so pure. But men, we need your voice in this. Just as much as we raise our own, we need you to say something behind closed doors when your buddies make a sexually objectifying comment that demoralizes the sanctity of our existence. We need you to speak from your heart the way men can, we need you to share the stories on your feeds and not just scroll by them thinking this doesn’t affect you because it does. We need our young boys to hear you talking about this, enraged about this, speaking words that empower these young men to think differently about their existence so they can experience the joy of truly appreciating a woman.
Men, use your voice.
To my dear sisters, I am sorry for what pierced you. I am sorry that when you told someone they didn’t believe you. I am sorry you carried this shame inside of you for so long. I am sorry you thought this was your fault. I am sorry the systems did not help you.
To every woman who has publically shared about her assault, rape, harassment, thank you. You all deserve a medal of honor. It is never easy hitting the post button about violation…it is never easy speaking on stage and going back to the event when your body was ripped open…it is never easy testifying against someone who you thought was “the one.”
To every woman who has shared privately, you deserve a medal of honor as well. Privately sharing your story takes the same courage. You never know if it will go well. What if you aren’t believed (again)? What if you are shamed? The risk is so high under all of these circumstances.
So what do we do?
We keep feeling.
We keep speaking.
We keep loving.
We keep marching.
We keep believing.
We keep asking.
We keep demanding.
We keep sharing.
We keep breathing.
Women have every right to feel safe. This is not a hard concept to understand but it will take a unified response from women and men. Old paradigms of thought must come to an end and they begin with us right here and now. It is time to question within ourselves how we first respond to sexual assault. It is time to hold one another accountable for what is permissible when it comes to the treatment of women. Our bodies are ours and ours alone. We have every right to claim sovereignty over our bodies.
Please share this message as it speaks to you. #enoughisenough
And so I will place my hand here,
On my chest,
I will feel my beat.
I will feel the space.
I will speak sweetly to my heart,
I will tell her it is better to know than to pretend.
Even if the knowing brings the aches.
I will create a shield of discernment for my heart,
Strong but fragile and carried in my own hands first so that I know what she likes.
And as I listen to the pulse beneath my hand I know what she craves.
Sensual, kind, interactions.
I assure her, it is safe to stay open and it is her right.
Hearts close too swiftly these days and words are said from fear and pain.
My heart would rather be alive than broken.
Sealed with light,
– Cassie Jeans
My heart would rather be alive than broken – always. What does it mean to be alive? What does the pulse underneath the cavern of our chest symbolize? Why do we say things like, write your heart out? When our heart aches we feel it. As women, we are told to protect our bodies, to cover up, to make sure we aren’t being suggestive with our clothes because our bodies must be shielded from men? Predators?
But what of our hearts? What would happen if we taught women about the strength and fragility of what lies within her body? The current of her electricity, the beat, the drum as a part of her expanse. A woman’s heart must be known to her first. No one is required to understand what our heart craves if we are still trying to figure it out. In fact, this can be a dangerous game to play. Placing our heart in someone else’s hands before we understand the rhythm of this feeling-organ opens us up to giving our responsibility and power to another who cannot cherish the gift that this is.
More importantly than the body, is a woman’s heart.
The only reason we close off our heart is because of fear. Fear that we can’t trust ourselves, fear that we can’t trust others, fear that keeping our heart open may mean we no longer reflect what we thought we could reflect in order to stay safe. When we know what our heart loves, we know what we say yes to and what we say no to. When our heart is thrown out like a net seeing what it can trap it will bring in great experiences and experiences that bring us to our knees in pain. When we cast our heart out knowing what we have attached to the line, knowing what we draw into ourselves because we know what we are craving and securely longing for, we will only receive and attract what is aligned.
That is the power of discernment and that my luv, comes with time and dedication. Time spent on learning the nuances of your heartbeat. Dedication towards the journey of your sovereign awakening. Do not rush this. Do not cast out the net if you are not clear on what you want to draw into yourself. Keep your heart open and use a shield of discernment as you cast out the line.
A few questions you can ask yourself to guide you as you learn to connect with your heart are.
- Am I clear on what my heart (soul desire) is craving?
- Have I given myself time to connect to my heart whisperings? Do I recognize the sound of my soul?
- On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest), how much trust do I have in myself to protect my heart?
- What do I know I have to be more discerning about when it comes to opening and sharing my heart?
Write these out and answer them. Ask a trusted friend who is kind and soulfully understands you if any of the questions feel foggy. It is so important to know this about yourself and sometimes, the answers that come back aren’t super pretty but they’re real and honest and can steer us towards the most beautiful gift of self-love. Being in sync with your heart and exercising your right to self-worth will open up the doors for open heart experiences that fuel you instead of close you off to the beauty of love.
Writing is incredible for opening up your heart and learning how to listen to the soul whispers. Writing Coaching can help with this especially when there is an intuitive element to the sessions. Last week I had two conversations with clients that really stood out because of how powerful and eye-opening they were for my client. My style of coaching isn’t only for women who want to write a book. Writing Coaching with me is about connecting your voice, the one that wants to speak but is blocked because there is too much going on in the mind. One call can open up a world of words within you. To begin working with me and experiencing your own intense life transformation send me a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and fill me in on what’s happening in your life and why you want to speak your mind and express your words with your heart.
I work with female entrepreneurs who plan to write non-fiction spiritual or self-help books with meaning and intention. Have you read Rise Sister Rise, To Be Soul Do Soul, You Are a Badass, Big Magic, you know what books I’m talking about then? Books written by women for women who believe anything is possible and want to inspire others to do the same.
The question is, why haven’t you written your book already? I know why. Time, creative flow, direction, doubt, not clear about what your writing voice actually is yet, accountability (that’s a big one). And the usual, fear of the unknown. I don’t know how many times I hear my lovely fempreneurs say, “Oh my gosh, I am so writing my book this year!” And the year passes and there may have been a solid attempt at writing it but the reality is, like most big things we want to do in life, without having someone there to guide the process of a super big undertaking like writing a book, the words will stay lost inside of you until you decide to take this seriously.
How do you find your writing voice? I’m totally giving you the no BS answer. You write. Ugh…I know, not what you wanted to hear right? But it’s the truth! If you aren’t writing I’m shaking my head and thoughtfully thinking to myself, ‘A writer who doesn’t write, yep, that’s not going to work.’
So what do you do about it? Ready for more non-BS, hehe…you hire a writing coach. Another not-so-glamorous approach to writing! Writing can be magical and touched by divine inspiration yet it is also structural, technical, systematic. I teach you how to show up for yourself in this process and tap into the divine nature of your voice it is freaky. What do you really want to say that you aren’t’ saying? What is locked away inside of your voice? Why aren’t you writing your heart out? What is up with the writer’s block? Yep, all of that mixed with a lot of love and fierce intuition.
Please, don’t write another one of those super lame “free ebooks” that everyone has done and create something meaningful with your words. At the heart of why I do this is because I love words, because books changed my life, and because if I can help a woman tap into her writing voice in a way that strikes a chord with other women and maybe even lands her a publishing deal which means more of humanity is impacted by soul work then I know I am fulfilling a part of my gifting.
So how does this whole process work? Excellent question! We start with a curiosity call to see if you and I can dance baby! Do we jive? Do I understand you? Is your vision for your book viable? All of that will happen in a 20-minute call you can book here. At the end of the call if we are totally vibing and you are ready to dive into this process I will let you know about the investment to do this with me and set up your account to start booking in your creative calls so you can get on track to actually writing your book!
This will be fun I assure you and also heart-opening, tearful, full-on spirit-vibing and sisterhood creating, and even raw and painful on all levels! Writing is like a mirror to the soul, wounded and whole.
Not looking to write a book but you would still love to tap into your writing voice? Watch for a new writing class I have coming up about how to use journal prompts to open up your writing voice. Releasing soon!
The Life Intentionally Women’s Empowerment event of the year is live a live event I have been asked to speak at!
This is the low down from Sarah Swain – host.
GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY!
Over the course of this two day MEGA women’s empowerment event, you will be taken on a journey of personal transformation, facilitated by powerful coaches & speakers that will leave you EAGER to get moving on your personal goals, mission & vision. This event is for YOU, so you can step into your own power and start living life on your own terms. Design over default! You will leave this summit with renewed confidence, fresh perspective & a whole new level of drive. OH, and a room full of new friends!
Do you want to meet in September and attend this event? Click here for the info.
And just like that, she didn’t need to be seen.
She didn’t need the acknowledgment,
The looks, likes or loves.
She felt within herself the truth that her time had come.
She was energy and like the flowers she passed on her daily walks,
She blossomed whether anyone cared or not.
She blossomed because she could,
And she was beautiful like all the flowers that had gone before her.
Adding to the whole of creation and dancing under the sun.
Sealed with love,
By: Cassie Jeans
I want to write about soul. I want to write about truth. I want to unravel, dismantle all the false ways we live our lives. I want us to play with our shadows and resist the urge to shrink, downsize our life, play at a fraction of our ability. I want us to remember what we are connected to so we never forget our birthright.
Come home. Please. If you have been wandering out there in the world for too long and you long for a place of solace, come home. The place you seek is already inside of you. The cocoon of shelter you long for is a deep breath away. Question the systems around you and choose the ones you want to participate in. What someone else does is not what you have to do. When was the last time you asked yourself, “What do I want?”
Can you answer that question from the voice of recognition? The voice that echoes in the caverns of your soul? Have you given yourself the freedom and the liberty to explore without restriction? Come home. When the world aches around you and within you, where do you go?
There are angels and lightworkers, preachers and monks, teachers and wise seekers and all of us/you/them have an offering for you. Every day we are being offered the opportunity to be a part of the miracle of life. Every day we are given the chance to change and start walking towards the desires of our heart. Why wouldn’t today be the perfect day to dive into your soul?
I implore you. I feel you. I hear you. Even when life is feeling chaotic and fractured, you carry within you the sanctity of home. When will you rest long enough to feel the earth beneath your feet and ground yourself into what you know?
And with this message, I ask that you seal your worries and speak to them from your heart. I ask that the emotions that want to frantically explode out of you be guided by your soul and you learn the art of communicating from within the expanse of the wisdom within you. Surrender beautiful child. Adorn yourself with light and understand your shadows. Nothing is denied to you, now is the time to rise.
Keeping you in the loop about what is happening in my small corner of the world.
The Life Intentionally Summit is happening this September and I would love to meet those who feel the call to do something more with the short time they have on the planet. Tap into something bigger than yourself and come to listen to me and other women speak live at the Life Intentionally Summit.
In the Bedroom w/Cassie Jeans – words that awaken the soul podcast is on its 10th episode and I am in awe of the beauty of what is pouring out from this interaction with the Divine. Listen to the latest episode here.
Ireland – a land I know I have been to because I can feel her soil even though physically I have not been graced to walk her land yet. I am planning a writing retreat for the New Year and I am putting this on your radar with two intentions. One – I would love to hear from you if you are planning to attend. Two – if you are planning to attend I would love to know what you would love to do with the time there. I have oodles of ideas but what you are craving is important for me to know as well. Email me at email@example.com with the subject: Ireland – fill me in on the details of what you would love to dive into.
Oh! And I am writing a solo book, feeling that it will have similar vibes to this blog and I have come across a tool that I adore that is helping me put together a book plan (like a business plan but for books). Publishers, literary agents are requiring people to do this now. If you are serious about writing a book and you want to receive an advancement to write it I am HIGHLY recommending this book plan. You can learn more about it here – Big Beautiful Book Plan.
So much love for you dreamers. Thank you for spending time with me here. xo.
#writerslife consists of:
Divine downloads/staring at a screen praying for the words to flow / binge watching fav movies instead of writing
battling the voices of inadequacy / feeling overwhelmed about all that has to be done / dreaming of the day you hold your book in your hands
Let’s call this series of blogs, Writers Life. I was sitting somewhere, it could have been at the coffee shop, could have been journaling this morning, could have been in the bathroom, no joke. And I was thinking, what can I do to add more value and service to the ever-growing community of people that want to know how to take their writing to a whole new level.
I’ve had a fair amount of conversations with writers who are in the middle of a book, just beginning a book, or know they want to write it but do not have a plan. I come across similar worries, fears, and hesitations from just about every single one of them when we start talking. This is what I see.
- Too stuck in the future. Instead of literally putting their words down in a google doc, word doc, note in their phone, blog post, or anywhere that means words have gotten down on the page they are worried about whether the book has value or if it is a good idea in the first place. Listen, if you are wanting to make a career with writing you are going to write a lot of words that people are never going to read. I submit to publications and on the regular, I am rejected more times than accepted. The art of writing is also the art of showing up and doing it even if it never goes anywhere. Crazy right? To think that you could spend time doing something even if no one ever sees is. If the intention is to be known, that may not be enough of a drive to see an entire book through. If the intention, however, is because you can’t see yourself doing anything else but write really great books. Now you have something you can work with. Advancing your life too far into the future on any level creates fear of the unknown. It can be very challenging to tap into your creative flow when you are focused on things that are A) Out of your control. B) Have nothing to do with developing your craft. Writing is an art form. Do the work, show up for the words and see what starts flowing instead of worrying about the book deal of your life.
- Not clear on the reality of writing a book. I did this too! I was like, I want to write a book! And I started it and it’s still sitting on my computer. I didn’t have a plan or outline or solid, credible information about the industry I was writing my book for. I didn’t have a team, at least one person in my corner who would hold me accountable to write every day and hit my goals towards completion. Writing may be done in solitude but finishing the book takes a team. Who do you have that will not only keep you on deadline but will also be able to bring out your words in the best possible way? Having someone you can bounce ideas off of, someone that engages with you and believes in what you are doing is the antidote to writer’s block, literally. Imagine what it would feel like to have a landline you can call when it feels like you may never get the book done. Let someone or a team of people into the process with you, it is way more fun!
- Writers care too much about what other people think. If when you sit down to write you start thinking, “What will others think? Will people buy this? Is my story good enough? Will people care about this?” you are steamrolling down a tunnel of fear, worry, and shame. Remember the team of people you are going to hire/ask to help you in developing your book? Yep, those are the ones you bounce your idea off of. Everyone else, including family or friends, who are not on the same wavelength as you and your dreams, do not matter. This is your craft. This is your art. Wasting time and energy wondering what people will think is a luxury you cannot afford and cripples creativity. Write for yourself first, write for the thrill of the words, write because it is all you can picture doing. Write the story you want to read. A writer is not responsible for how people perceive their work, you are responsible for the story and the reason why you write it. Never let other people’s opinions (unless again they come from that fun, credible, team of supporters) derail you from what you know in your heart you have to do.
There is a lot going on inside the mind of a writer. Some daily practices I do to help me with writer’s block and to stay close to the creative nectar of words is to journal my ramblings, Instagram post, and record a podcast. There is nothing worse than keeping it all stored inside of my brain. I have to express what is happening and instead of there being less there is so much more for me every time I do this! An infinite flow of divine guidance and support is always available. Creating space for the stillness means planning the time when there is quiet around you and also, letting the words out of the busy mind. Do both.
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Lots of love,
Are you serious about writing? Do you want an editor and writing coach to hold space for you and your words? If that’s a heck yeah, send me a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about the best plan for your writing goals. I specialize in non-fiction, soul-empowerment, no-fluff, raw and real books.
It is important to be heard,
It is important to let your voice clash and resound and expand from within your cells.
It is important to speak as if thunder were coming from your very vocal chords.
This phrase washes over you because for too long silence was your refuge,
Stifling your insides from growing but this kept you alive and safe until…now.
Until now in this very moment, you feel the chords loosen.
You hear the words in your head bubble up, you feel your senses wrap themselves around your words and this time, there is a command in the tone of your voice.
This time, the quiver is replaced with a calm assurance from within.
This time, the wildness within you is leading, this time, intuition Herself is speaking.
This time, the words flow.
Take delight in this expanse dear one.
Beloved, you are home.
Sealed with light,
I have had many conversations with women about this topic and so many of us refer to this as ‘coming home to oneself.’ This feeling is one of the sweetest ones we can experience because on many levels it means we have made peace with who we are. The fight to fit into something has gone and instead of the internal struggle of feeling voiceless, we start to recognize our own power.
We see that so much of what we were holding onto for fear of being seen will ultimately be the very thing that frees us from the walls of protection we formed around our gifts, our voice, our sensuality, our bodies, our desires, our dreams, our sovereignty.
Whatever the gifts are that dwell within us is something we can trust wholeheartedly. No matter what was ever spoken into our lives, we have full permission to step boldly towards the longing of our hearts, towards the passion for living that brings us out of despair and into light. This coming home is rooted in intuition.
The feeling that something is off isn’t an accident. The feeling of mundane living is like a cautionary flag placed out in bodies of water to let swimmers know about what is happening with the tide. Trying to swim over shallow water can leave you bumped and bruised, bleeding, and scarred. Why continue to succumb to this environment? What is the benefit? The benefit is often familiarity and fear. Fear to swim somewhere new, fear of letting go of the story that tells us to stay small. It is easy to talk ourselves out of trying something new and unfamiliar. Really question the environment that surrounds you right now. Challenge the truth of what you are currently living in. Does it line up with your soul?
As we enter into our own full and divine expression there is an automatic ripple effect that rises in others. Sometimes, this ripple creates love and longing in another person to also begin to participate fully in their own life, their own gifts. Other times this effect creates jealousy and bitterness, the desire to rise is there but mixed with it is the disbelief that it is possible and so, instead of support sometimes the reaction comes from that person’s connection to their self-worth. Both though are blessed. Both create space for choice and if the ripples you are creating are presenting a choice to another this is a good thing no matter the way it is being expressed in someone else’s life.
Be heard. What do you long to say? To stand for? What would it feel like to fully express yourself?
You are love(d).
It took five minutes to figure out a daily system that would allow her to continue her full-time work, take time for important self-care/healing, and still meet her deadlines.
Instead of saying “I want to write a book,” and then going it alone she chose to bring me into her realm of genius and allow me to share my intuitive editing gifts.
A book is not a solo project. It takes a lot of eyes, people who are in your corner and at the same time people who are willing to say when something works and when it just flat out doesn’t.
I love editing. I’m freaky good at it and I am continuing to dig deep into what publishers want, how to put together book proposals, and what can be done while you are writing that showcases you as an author people want to follow.
I’m not afraid to say it like it is and also, hold space for the courage it takes to share stories that are often vulnerable pieces of people’s lives.
Currently, I can take in 3 writers at a time for this service. If you want to have a mentor/intuitive editor/passionate leader holding space and guiding the writing process for you intimately let me know. There are only two spots available to start with me in August.
Send me a message here and we can connect on a call. You are loved and infinitely supported. #spiritualediting
I have to create it,
I can’t fit into someone else’s creation.
Only through the process of creating can I feel my way through the system.
What does this mean?
Boredom, the dreaded word that is often scoffed at by the highly productive but this emotion, is gold.
It is a clear indication that something is seriously out of alignment.
What are you not getting your hands into?
What part of your life are you not fully participating in?
What do you long to bring into this world? Your works, your place, your sphere.
I can’t fit into something, I have to become it.
The only way for me to do this is to embody and create it.
I have to feel my hands and my heart as united within it, never at a distance, never from the outside.
If I’m doing it, my whole heart is in it or nothing at all.
A reminder to check in with yourself and be THE VISION.
Sealed with Light,
What do you do with boredom? Watch TV? Self-judge? Force yourself to do something productive? Complain? Pretend it’s normal, everyone feels this way right? Yes, and no. Everyone does feel boredom yes but I believe there is more to it than that. I believe boredom is one of the most exciting emotions we can experience because it is an opportunity to question what you are doing and where you are at.
I get it, out of the desire for security and certainty we can agree to do things with our time that we genuinely don’t want to do. We are told this is normal, this is part of living and ‘makin’ money.’ Some of us can do this for a long period of time. Waiting for the right opportunity to leave a job, to start the start-up, to write the book, to kiss the girl, to live the life our soul is aching for us to live into. The problem with the wait is it can eat up your ambition. It can suffocate your creativity. It can leave you hollow and broken, numb and filled with regret. This is what happens when we do not explore boredom and give it the attention it deserves.
So what can you do with boredom in that case? What is it trying to teach you?
When boredom speaks, listen up.
It isn’t a fluke that you are finding yourself in a life you don’t actually want to participate in fully. Everything up to this point has been a choice and the sooner you can accept that the more freedom will enter into your life. Once you can vibe with this truth than the floodgates of questions can start pouring in.
- Is my use of time fulfilling my soul?
- When I wake up in the morning, am I drawn into my day as opposed to avoiding my day?
- Do I feel a part of my life or am I an outsider on auto-pilot?
- If I was lying on my death bed, feeling my body swell and my mind drifting in and out of consciousness what am I angry about that I did not experience?
- Why am I putting up with something that brings me little joy?
What would happen if you rose above the limitations of society and explored the full divinity of your imagination and aligned yourself with daily action that fuelled your heart and soul and moved you towards the work that actually burns inside of you? Can you live that passionately? Are you allowed? Only you can decide to be the leader of your life. Only you have the power to embody your message. Only you are allowed to say no, I’m not doing this anymore.
I have to feel what I’m doing to be able to do it. I have to believe in it. Life is too short to put up with the bullshit. I would rather dance under the starlight and the moon feeling my feet drum on the earth and listen to the howling of the wildness within.
Dedicated to my wild women.
I wanted to let you know that I have expanded my services and I am offering Inline (intuitive) editing and book coaching.
I’m tired of hearing about all the fabulous books people want to write but never do. I incorporate my kick-ass coaching style into my book coaching and also help you formulate your thoughts and vision for your book.
Inline Editing is another one of my gifts. I can look at what you’ve written and make it better, take it deeper, and together, we can create something that is valuable to publishers.
For information on hiring me for either of these services click here.