Nourishing the Spirit Starts With Tuning Into What You Need
Self care is high in mind these days around the world. Though many of us have spent our lives confusing self care with selfishness, the idea of truly taking care of yourself is finally becoming a priority. Understanding your unique needs means you enjoy greater health and happiness and show up as your most authentic self for the people you love.
At its best, self care energizes you, calms your mind, and helps you gain clarity about your life. At its worst, it's an excuse to procrastinate or have another glass of wine. Often we may ask "What is self care, really, and how can I make it work for me?"
Understand Self Care
Oxford Dictionary offers two lovely definitions:
"The practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health.
"The practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress."
It's a straightforward idea, but how to go about it is different for everyone. With clever businesses marketing their products as self care solutions, and friends and family making well-meaning suggestions according to what worked for them, it can be challenging to identify what you really need.
And this is what it comes down to: what do you need? What helps you feel whole and at peace? Self care and compassion go far beyond the requirement for food and water and deep into the heart of what we need on a mental, emotional, and spiritual level.
Yes, physical self care is important, and yet we generally do a good job of providing for our basic physical demands on a daily basis. Our physical bodies speak up (often loudly) about what they require while our mental, emotional, and spiritual selves are more subtle. True self care means tuning into and learning to hear those mental, emotional, and spiritual requests for support. Self care starts with self-awareness.
Get to Know Yourself
Your thoughts and feelings are constantly offering insight about your needs—and learning to pay attention to these insights is a gift. A foggy mind may be a request for rest or water, or it could indicate stagnation and a desire for learning and personal development. Confusion, depression, and exhaustion can all be signs that mental self care is required.
While emotional and mental needs are often intertwined, emotional needs should be approached individually. These are typically connected to your relationships with your family and friends—and the relationship you have with yourself. Meanwhile, your spiritual needs speak to a desire for connection with something bigger. It's a need for purpose and meaning, a longing to answer the question at the center of all of us: Why am I here?
True self care isn't about pretending everything is fine or ignoring a challenge. Instead, it's about becoming aware that a part of yourself needs attention and taking action to provide specific care.
Every offering I teach at The Beam and Bell in Boulder, Colorado is a practice in self-ownership, compassion, and understanding:
- Release old patterns and beliefs to uncover your inner spirit and connect to a more authentic you with a Fire Ceremony.
- Move beyond fear and emotional blocks related to guilt and betrayal in a guided meditation.
- Tune into your own rhythms, cycles, and emotions at a SacredPulse course.
- Take a break from the distractions of everyday life with an immersive experience devoted to personal awareness and growth at a multi-day InnTreat.
- Help the energy flow, giving you access to the wisdom of your own intuition with chakra healing.
- Empower yourself with compassion and the understanding that you are the creator of your life through transformational coaching.
All of these tools, and others, help you look closely at who you are and what you need. When you understand that, you can offer yourself an intentional solution.
Harness the Magic of Intention
Take a walk, take a bath, drink a cup of tea, practice yoga—these are common self care practices, at least in theory. Unfortunately, they can leave you feeling hollow if you undertake them without purpose and intention.
Done randomly, these practices are merely ways to run away. How many people binge-watch a show and call it self care? How many times has that warm bath or that beautiful hike in Boulder, Colorado, turned into an opportunity to replay a difficult conversation in your mind or fret about a potential outcome? Without intention, a cup of tea is not self care—it's just a cup of tea. Without intention, you're throwing spaghetti at the wall to see if it sticks.
With the magic of intention, any mindful practice becomes an act of self care. It's an acknowledgment that you are deserving of loving-kindness, peaceful moments, and healing actions. Before you go for that walk or pour your tea, set an intention for your time. Devote these moments to the nourishment of your mind, body, and spirit. Listen to what your mental, emotional, and spiritual self is actually asking for and provide it intentionally and with love.
Start a Nourishing Self Care Practice in Boulder, Colorado
If your self care practices are not leaving you nourished and empowered, it's time to get to know yourself. At The Beam and Bell, I provide a supportive space in Boulder, Colorado, for self-discovery and transformation. Together, we'll move past the obstacles that are preventing you from interpreting your spirit's sincere requests, and I'll guide you in creating a plan for intentional self care leaving you feeling refreshed and ready for whatever life brings.
If you feel called to this type of deep personal work, I hope you'll reach out. Contact me to learn more about the healing services I have available at The Beam and Bell, develop the self-awareness that allows you to take ownership of your value as a human being, and practice the self care that is truly healing.
Personal Testimonials From Those Who Have Done Healing Work With Krystal
The powerful work you do at The Beam and Bell will transform your life, as it has for many of my clients. Take a look at what people have said about their experiences.
K.D. – UT
I cannot say enough amazing things about working with Living Love and Light with Krystal Jakosky, it has not only changed my life, but I now have the tools that I need to be able to better care for myself, my spouse, my family, and my community.
Before partaking in the Inn treat, I was feeling stunted and a little lost. But after spending a few days working with Krystal I have clarity in my mind and soul to really be able to move forward. Krystal is a wonderful healer with an amazing gift to really teach, support and love those that she works with. During my experience at the Inn Treat I participated in different types of guided meditations. Some were designed to help me identify patterns in my life that were no longer serving me. Others were designed to help me become more in tune with my higher self and communicate more clearly with my inner truth. Krystal has a remarkable way of guiding you, through meditations, to help you find more peace in your life, recognize your amazing nature and potential and help you heal yourself from within.
We had the Inn Treat at the wonderful Romantic RiverSong in Estes Park. What was so amazing about this location was the wonderful healing properties of this location. The incredible views, stunning mountains, great hiking and even a running river just steps from your bedroom’s door were all beautiful reminders of peace and healing where I could spend some time on my own journaling my experiences. Most of Riversong’s rooms provide great soaking tubs and fireplaces which allowed me to really pamper myself and recover from the long days of soul and energy work we were doing. There was even a planned hike Krystal designed to help us dream and set goals while on the move. This thought-provoking hike helped me identify what I truly value and what I want to achieve. It also helped me identify what steps and support I will need along the way.
The Inn Treat was also a great place to get information, Krystal’s teachings were clear, concise and completely approachable and understandable. We had may lessons focused on learning about chakras, knowing when they are out of balance and learning skills to help yourself back into balance. Krystal also engaged in actively helping my clear my chakras to learn and discover balance. We also had a session on discovering and discussing aspects of divine masculinity and femininity to better understand pure nature and to recognize those bad and good attributes in myself.
While I was attending the Inn Treat, I had the express pleasure of being able to engage Krystal for her body work/massage as well. Her traditional Thai Massage was the best experience I have ever had when it comes to massages and body work. As a professional dancer, combat choreographer and active individual I have always been told that using my body so much meant I needed to take care of it. So, I would try different massages, different therapists and different types of treatments. Over the years I have spent thousands of dollars on Massages, Acupuncture Sessions and Chiropractor Treatments, and while they all have their place in medicine, Krystal’s Thai Massage was the best! Usually after massage session, chiropractic treatments and acupuncture I would feel tired, exhausted and sore. I would end up at home with ice packs, heat packs and soaking in a tub of Epsom salts to try to get my muscles to recover in time to get up the next day to work. I did one session with Krystal and her Traditional Thai Massage and I felt incredible! She is worth every penny, every second and so much more! During the massage I was relaxed and totally at peace feeling her work my muscles and helping my body release tension. After the massage, I was standing up taller, my muscles were stretched and my body felt in complete alignment. I was relaxed without feeling tired, I had energy and I felt like I could move my body comfortably with added flexibility and response from my muscles. I will definitely be using Krystal every chance I get and am adding Thai Massage to my regular self-care.
Krystal gave me skills to better listen to my body, self-care and understanding so that moving forward I am more tuned into myself, to listen to myself and to not be afraid to fix issues, seek help if those issues are bigger than I can handle on my own. To take part in this amazing, healing experience with a supportive and loving instructor and team was a truly revelatory and medicinal weekend.
Thank you, Krystal and all those supporters, at the Inn Treat.
I was raised in a very strict religious culture. It was in every aspect of my life, even down to the friends I was allowed to have. But for all of my life I did not feel like it was the religion for me, so I would pull away and have none of it for a while, but then I would realize that I NEED spirituality in my life, and I would go back to the religion since that was all I knew. When I was 30 I had pulled away from my religion for what I told myself was the final time. I was introduced to meditation, which helped me in finding peace and finding a higher power that I could relate to and felt natural for me. After learning and incorporating meditation into my life I found myself yearning for more. More Peace, more knowledge, more connection with myself and the world around me. I could feel the energy all around and I did not have words or a way to explain it. I went to Krystal asking for guidance, and for an introduction to the metaphysical world. Where do I start? How do I connect? How do I communicate? Who or what do I want to connect with?
The first thing we started with for the “Woo woo” classes. Was the phrase “Always for Good, Never for Bad.” This was a huge relief to me! Growing up religious I understood there are always two sides, Good/Evil, Positive/Negative, Peace/Turmoil. I have absolutely no desire to dabble in the “dark Arts”. I have always known I am a spirit/creature of light. I was comforted to know that what Krystal had to share with me, would help me fulfill my purpose in bringing light, hope, peace and joy into my world and to others around me. I have an innate desire to glow bright, but how do I do that after having been diminished and shut down for so long? Krystal introduced me to crystals and essential oils and taught me about their abilities to help boost my mood, help guide my intentions, and bring clarity into my life. Krystal taught me how to connect and listen to my higher self/ my inner guides. I was introduced to Chakras, where they are, what they do and how to cleanse them. We discussed the divine feminine and divine masculine and what role that has in my life. I was introduced to my guides and guardian angels. I have learned to believe in the magic in the world. I have found peace, joy, hope, harmony, and love by working with and learning from Krystal.
I have had the privilege of working with Krystal for several different reasons and at different occasions. Just being near Krystals grounded and connected energy provides a safe, non judgmental place for processing mental and emotional aspects of life. Her ability to hold space for you while working through things allows space for inner clarity and strengthens personal intuition and awareness. Krystal has an infectious connection to joy and passion. Working with her or near her, calls your attention to how its possible for you to connect to your own passion and joy.
Krystals work combines a vast range of modalities so she can tailor the needs specifically and individually to everyone she works with in the best way of serving them. Working with Krystal has helped me to step into my strengths, better trust my process and journey in life, and enrich the small moments from day to day with joy and passion. Working with Krystal has infused me with courage to keep being an active creator of my life. Her gentle nudges to keep growing, keep expanding, or take time more time to rest and be still are like medicine. I would recommend anyone that is wanting to see and feel a real connection to their true self, while also aligning to their own inner magic and unique purpose to work with Krystal. She helps light the candle so we can shine and help light others as we go.
Krystal has guided me through life-changing spiritual journeys on a number of occasions. From the first one, where I was nervous and didn’t know what to expect and she easily put me at ease, to the latest where I “totally knew what to expect” and she guided me to something totally unexpected, she has been amazing! She is intuitive and wise. Sometimes asking just the right “annoying question” to get me to face my shadow. Other times providing comfort, love, and support when I was suffering or healing trauma.
Krystal’s guided meditation and soul retrieval work is stupendous. With her I was able to relax into the experience, go deep, and come out of it a more stable and healthy person. She is grounded and holds space for healing like very few people I know. Throw in a little of her intuitive Thai massage and I couldn’t be happier. She has truly helped me on the long journey of healing the past, discovering who I want to be next, and integrating everything in-between.
In autumn 2016, I had just recently returned from a year teaching in China. It was a marvelous and gratifying experience. However, I now found myself at a crossroad to decide what I would do next. I had retired from my teaching in the U.S. just the year before. What would I do next?
Krystal approached me with the possibility to do an intervention with her and I was more than willing to open the powers of the universe in a new way. I am deeply religious and that experience has expanded my faith and my understanding of the forces that surround us.
Krystal guided me in a meditation. I still fill the warmth and serenity that accompanied that session. My mind opened to new possibilities, but more importantly, it cemented intrinsic knowledge that I hadn’t yet discovered about myself. At the end of the session, she gave me smooth stones to help center the thoughts and meditations that I would continue to do on my own for a few days.
The peace, comfort, and well-being felt during that session remained with me through the days that followed until we met again. During that second meeting, Krystal guided me through the Mandala process and fire ceremony. I loved it! I listened to every word, each one bringing again a sense of rightness and being in harmony with our world.
I didn’t have great revelations, but I did receive the peace that all would be well in the months to come. And it did! I felt closer to my Heavenly Father and felt His love for me. It also brought me greater acceptance of me, my inner self, with all of that I had experienced in my life, the good and the bad. Each of those negative or positive periods contributed to my being me, a unique individual, worthy of love and acceptance. That is a priceless gift reinforced while being in Krystal’s loving care!
I loved both the Mandala and Fire Ceremony experiences. I had been in therapy for years and was feeling stuck with lingering trauma. Working with Krystal was exactly what I needed to move forward.
The Mandala experience was my first with Krystal. She provided a comfortable and safe environment. At first, I was nervous. Krystal’s warmth and professional manner allowed me to calm my nerves. Once relaxed, I was able to embrace the session.
The Mandala experience allowed me to clear negative emotions steaming from past trauma. I felt lighter and free after our session. It was incredible.
The Fire Ceremony was empowering. It brought awareness to issues I didn’t realize I was holding. I had fun despite processing painful memories and emotions. After, I felt hopeful, uplifted and stronger.
I recommend both experiences. I’m very grateful for both experiences. Krystal is sincere, fun, and professional. She is great to work with.
K.K. – OR
“Krystal has guided me through life-changing spiritual journeys on a number of occasions. From the first one, where I was nervous and didn’t know what to expect and she easily put me at ease, to the latest where I “totally knew what to expect” and she guided me to something totally unexpected, she has been amazing! She is intuitive and wise. Sometimes asking just the right “annoying question” to get me to face my shadow. Other times providing comfort, love, and support when I was suffering or healing trauma. Krystal’s guided meditation and soul retrieval work is stupendous. With her I was able to relax into the experience, go deep, and come out of it a more stable and healthy person. She is grounded and holds space for healing like very few people I know. Throw in a little of her intuitive Thai massage and I couldn’t be happier. She has truly helped me on the long journey of healing the past, discovering who I want to be next, and integrating everything in-between.”
How to Schedule a Session With Krystal
I hope you can join us in Boulder, Colorado! Finding your way here starts with a deep desire for something more, a desire to move forward in your life with confidence and clarity, unencumbered by your past. From there, take one step at a time:
Fill out the contact form or give us a call. I'd love to get to know you!
Download the "Are You Really Ready?" questionnaire and video. The video helps you get to know me, and it includes a short meditation. If you enjoy this, you'll be excited to dive deeper, and you're invited to take the next step.
Schedule your 30-minute phone consultation. This chat is an opportunity to uncover your pains and concerns, and I can suggest a way forward for you. If you want to set foot on that path, you can do it by scheduling your first session or experience.
This path is personal to each individual which means you are the one with the power to change. If you are not ready right now I fully understand and look forward to hearing from you when you feel called. This path allows you to determine if you're ready before you commit to a journey of growth and fulfillment. Contact us and find out.
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