Jodi Chapman, Soul Speak
Welcome to this months Transformation Goddess – Divine Feminine Spotlight. The intention of The Divine Feminine Spotlight is to share transformational stories of women who have learned to walk in beauty, with the strength, courage, and pleasure of claiming their feminine sovereignty.
Today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to my good friend and Divinely Feminine Goddess Jodi Chapman. Jodi is the author of the inspirational blog, Soul Speak and the bestselling Soulful Journals series. She is an extraordinary woman who shares infinite love and support with her friends, family, and the soulful communities she facilitates.
Divine Feminine Spotlight interviews are approximately 30 minutes in length and can be enjoyed here, or easily downloaded to your mp3 player from iTunes.
“It’s amazing what comes up when we allow ourselves to enter a calm, grounded space.” – Jodi Chapman
In October of 2010 you experienced a spiritual awakening. Please share more about this profound experience.
I would be happy to! Thanks so much for inviting me to be a part of your sacred space, Shann! My spiritual awakening began shortly after my first love killed himself and began communicating with me from the other side. I was a complete skeptic before this, and so it took me about a year of hearing him, feeling him, and receiving signs that he was there for me to believe that this was really happening. He said that he had died (at least in the physical form), but that I hadn’t really been living either. And so he wanted to help me come back to life by saying yes to life and sharing this message with as many people as I could reach. It’s been a beautiful journey, and I am so grateful for this experience. I’m still sad that he’s not here on Earth, but the gifts that he’s given to me from the other side have given me back my life. I was so disconnected from myself and from the universe before he re-entered my life, and now I see everything more clearly with so much love.
Tell us about a personal transformation you’ve experienced in the last 12 months that has transformed your life.
I love that we’re always learning and growing – it truly never stops! One of my biggest life lessons is knowing that it’s okay to take care of myself, take time for myself, nurture myself, and love myself. Giving from a full cup is such a beautiful way to live, and I’m just now learning to create a life where this is the norm. I absolutely love what I do, but I have had to learn to set some boundaries. To know that I could take time away from inspiring and writing and connecting, and they would all still be there when I came back. Over the past year, I have begun to set healthy boundaries, say no when something doesn’t feel right, and get super clear about why I am doing what I’m doing. If it feeds my soul, it stays. If it doesn’t, I do my best to think of ways to either let it go or delegate it to someone else. I was so afraid of disappointing others, but I am realizing that if I don’t take care of myself now, I won’t be able to continue doing this work. And that’s just not an option – I love it too much!
What are your favorite sacred feminine rituals?
Writing from the soul is my absolute favorite ritual. Before I sit down to have a chat with my inner voice, I close the door to my office, close the blinds, light a candle, and take a few moments to breathe. I then pull a Soul Clarity Card and sit with it for a little while. And then I open up my computer, close my eyes, and start typing. It’s amazing what comes out when we allow ourselves to enter this calm, grounded space. Sometimes, I’ll open my eyes and be surprised that I wrote something. Our souls are always so wise! 🙂
What was your inspiration for your new Soul Shakers’ Mastermind Group? I love helping others reach their dreams – it lights me up inside when I see them soar. I have seen how powerful we can be when we come together and support each other in bringing our dreams to life. Soul Shakers is open to 8 amazing people who are truly ready to make their dream come true! I’ll be there sharing everything that has helped me bring my own dreams to life (as will several other amazing dreamers). You’ll have the support of a group who will help lift you up so you can reach higher and higher. You can click here to learn all about it! Hurry though – it’s only open to 8 people, and we’re starting at the end of the month! (If you enter Shann’s name when you check out, you’ll also receive a FREE 60-minute Dream-Planning session valued at $147!)
Tell us how our listeners can connect with you and claim a free copy of Journaling from the Soul.
Definitely! You can click here to receive my ebook: Journaling from the Soul for free! It contains 100 writing prompts to help you reconnect with your soul. I hope you enjoy it! As far as connecting with me, my Facebook page is a wonderful place to introduce yourself to the Soul Speak community! And I definitely recommend hanging out on the blog and leaving comments when you feel inspired to. There something very special that happens when we feel this sense of community – we’re all in it together.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
Yes! Something completely transformational begins to happen when we give ourselves a bit of space each day to be present. And it doesn’t even mean that we have to be regimented about how we spend this time. It’s just about giving our full attention to wherever we are. Bringing in all of our thoughts and emotions that are straying away onto other things, and allowing every circuit to focus on exactly what’s happening in the present moment. If we could all hold this space for ourselves for even just a few moments once a day, I believe that we would feel the positive effects immediately.
More About Jodi Chapman: Jodi Chapman is the author of the inspirational blog, Soul Speak and the bestselling Soulful Journals series, co-authored with her husband, Dan Teck. Jodi has made it her life mission to continue growing spiritually while sharing what she’s learned through her writing. Jodi believes that her higher self helps her write each day. She would love to help you reconnect with your soul! Receive over 100 soulful writing prompts for free by clicking here!