May 15, 2024

MY PIVOT YEAR: BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL ASTROLOGER, HEALING PTSD & taking PLANT MEDICINE

 

My backstory with astrology....

If there is one thing I've had a consistent love affair with the last 11 years, it is astrology. I have been studying it with such an insatiable appetite and always suspected I would become an astrology but much later in life. 

 

I thought I would embark on this career path in perhaps my 60's! Ha, turns out life had another plan and I will be finishing up my professional certification in astrology by summer ... when I turn 40!

 

I have to admit, if there is something that really helped me get through these last few years (where I experienced my 2nd round of a spiritual awakening and dark night of the Soul), it was astrology.

 

You see, I found myself in a narcissistic relationship where I experienced emotional abuse, infidelity and many other difficult things. This person would reprimand me daily that I was "not good enough for him," causing me to self abandon all of my own needs in effort to gain approval and love. Every day I walked on eggshells, never knowing what would set him off and cause an explosion. This was my first romantic relationship with narcissistic abuse and so I missed the warning signs until I was in over my head & felt trapped.

 

As things escalated, I realized I was replaying the pattern from childhood, experiencing the same gaslighting, intolerance, shaming and put downs, as if I was child again self-abandoning my own needs for my parents. I tolerated about 1 and a half years of active abuse until I found the courage to leave and rebuild my life.

 

I naively thought I would get back to my old self and feel better upon leaving but, it was only then that I started my healing journey, which had many, many layers of the onion to get through. To my own surprise, I was diagnosed with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) as a side effect of being in that disorientating experience. It is like I had became a shell of the person I used to be, deeply contracted and genuinely scared to shine my light and use my voice ever again.

 

At times it felt like this difficult time of my life was never going to end, like I was going to stay stuck in a freeze/fawn state forever, where insomnia, nightmares and intrusive flashbacks were dominating my life.

 

I am bringing up my personal experience to paint a picture of just how helpful astrology ended up being for me because when you feel like things in a certain area of life are never going to change, it can be heart breaking and leave one feeling hopeless.

 

BUT! I came to understand and make sense of what had been going on in my life by studying my astrology charts. This included my natal chart (what position all the planets, asteroids and sun was in the moment of incarnation which explains general life themes one will encounter and primary areas of success or difficulties for growth & evolution of the Soul) and also my transits (where every planet, star and asteroid is moving now and what exact angles these placements all make with one another) and even secondary chart progressions.

 

I also came to see how, even within difficult times, nothing will stay the same forever - it just can't as what is taking place in our chart (which is always in motion and changing creating different angles and placements) will undoubtedly bring about newness to different sector of our lives.

 

This brought a sense of peace and also immense hopefulness for my future to me.  I realized that my PTSD (and other challenges I was facing) were not going to stay and would undoubtedly become a thing of my past. A chapter to teach me pivotal life lessons that I literally incarnated to learn to aid my evolution into my highest expression while on this earth plane.

 

Astrology is not a practice to blame other people, enable victimhood of ones circumstances or to make excuses as to why someone can't be, do or have something. I don't advocate "blaming" anything on the sky but using it as tool for education, to make the most of energies at play and to help one empower their lives in the direction they most desire.

 

In other words, support one move into a state of radical acceptance of events, relationships, childhood upbringing, etc. (due to understanding and connecting the dots so to speak) so that one can move forward with optimism for their future and increased confidence in their choices that will benefit their future.

 

Also, astrology is not simply your sun, ascendant or moon sign.. it is FAR more in depth than that and an extremely intricate system with every detail based in the exact precision of mathematics.

 

Speaking of which, our entire universe is an intricate and predictable system of mathematics which is why many believe it is a simulation, created with pre-determined parameters for us to play within (using the power of our thoughts, feelings & beliefs - both conscious and subconscious) to co-create our realities.

 

Anyways, the more I have learned about my own chart and transits, the more I have understood the series of events in my childhood and adult life. The more I have understood what is at play in my chart, the more empowered I have become to make wise decisions that are in alignment with the energies at play.

 

Also, the more I understand these profound astrological influences, the more peace I am able to make with events that have already unfolded, seeing how they actually make sense given the themes, energies and dynamics that were at play... aka pivotal soul lessons that were to be learned to assist my upward spiral (ascension) journey.

 

What I can say for sure, is I have never left an astrology reading without excitement and genuine optimism about my future and for that I am so grateful for coming across this ancient system. I am so eager to be able to be of service like this for others who would also benefit from this information, support and guidance.

 

That all said, I will be ready to offer this service to those interested by June 7, 2024!

 

 LINK TO MY SCHEDULE TO BOOK YOURSELF A SPOT

 

As part of the promotional launch of this new & exciting service, I will be offering 25% off for clients who book by July ($150 vs $200)!

 

After you book your time, i will email you shortly with a questionnaire to gather more details.

  

PS. I am over the moon excited and ever so grateful to share that I have fully healed from PTSD and no longer experience any of those unwanted symptoms. I have also come out of the freeze/fawn state and feel back to my true and authentic self! Do I think astrology "healed" my life? Nope! I do not.

  

However, I want to share is that when studying my chart (looking at what was going on in the sky the month of going to Costa Rica for healing) it was blatantly obvious that I had all the placements for overseas travelling, taking a spiritual voyage, healing childhood wounds and kickstarting an brand new chapter in my life.  I learned about these placements AFTER I took my journey! So which comes first? The chicken or the egg? I'll leave that one with you!! ;) 

   

The most pronounced thing that did make the most progress with healing my PTSD was psychedelics (specifically experiencing the healing plant medicine of ayahuasca during a week long retreat in Costa Rica).

 

After 4 nights of ayahuasca, I came home with complete healing of my PTSD symptoms. Not only did the PTSD resolve, but I also found forgiveness at a deep Soul level to everyone I had ever felt hurt or betrayed by... including parents, partners and forgiveness to myself (that I didn't realize was much needed!)

  

I will be sharing more about my experience with ayahuasca in upcoming videos on the new youtube channel and podcasts so stay tuned!

 

Lastly, thank you for reading all the way to the end :-)

 

Biggest hugs and blessings!
XO Christine

(pictured below is a group shot from the retreat)

  

ps. I quit social media last year and so if you'd like to stay connected, I invite you to join the brand new Upward Spiral Newsletter:) 

 

June 14, 2023

LIVE MASTERCLASS:SOBER CURIOUS? 5 ESSENTIAL STEPS TO GET SOBER OR CUT BACK WITH ZERO COMPROMISE TO YOUR LIFE!!

Replay of the one of the recent live masterclasses, teaching the 5 ESSENTIAL STEPS to Get/Stay Sober and in doing so, Live an Epic Life on YOUR TERMS with ZERO Compromise! View full article →
June 08, 2023

VIDEO: 5 REASONS WOMEN STRUGGLE TO GET / STAY SOBER OR CUT BACK ALCOHOL

In this riff, I share the most notable & overlooked reasons women fail in changing their relationship with booze.

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May 25, 2023

VIDEO: HOW TO QUIT DRINKING (Trauma Bonds, Identity Shifts & Subconscious Beliefs)

Welcome to the 2nd live training replay where I walk my community through the importance of breaking the trauma bond with booze, reprogramming our subconscious minds and belief systems (and in doing so, shift and elevate our identities) and start envisioning SO MUCH MORE for our futures!! View full article →
May 18, 2023

VIDEO: HOW TO GET OR STAY SOBER (1st Step To Shift Your Relationship With Alcohol Is...)

Welcome to the live training replay where I walk my community through the importance of "Airing The Dirty Laundry" to Liberate Yourself From Shame By Being Honest & Vulnerable (and no longer disassociating the impact alcohol has brought). View full article →
May 12, 2023

VIDEO: 3 FACETS OF AN ALCOHOL ADDICTION (PSYCHOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY AND FREQUENCY/VOLUME)

It is societal norm to view alcohol addiction purely on the volume or frequency of use but in this video I highlight 2 other facets that are part of this habit and were certainly part of my own journey.

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May 09, 2023

VIDEO: 3 WAYS THE BUSINESS COACHING INDUSTRY NOSEDIVED & WHY I QUIT

In this video, I share very transparently how the collective of the business coaching industry developed some unhealthy patterns, that in some cases can cause more harm than good. I also share how these trends started to REALLY turn me off this line of work and so much so I quit it after 6 years!

 

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May 04, 2023

VIDEO: 3 REASONS WOMEN STRUGGLE (SECRETLY) WITH ALCOHOL MORE THAN MEN

In this video, which you can also listen to on the latest podcast, I share 3 reasons women get stuck struggling with alcohol and in secret.

I know I sure felt all of these reasons when I used to drink but now I am just a few weeks away from my 6 year sober anniversary and life has never been better!!

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April 24, 2023

VIDEO PODCAST: 10 SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE ADDICTED TO ALCOHOL & HOW TO OVERCOME IT

I personally developed all 10 of these signs over the course of going from social drinker (just having fun) to it causing harm in my life. I am now 6 years sober, happy and FREE!

TIMESTAMPS:

00:00 - Intro

00:51 - My Backstory (realizing I was addicted and my journey to get sober)

04:51 - 1st Sign (leaning/relying on alcohol to self soothe stress or emotional pain)

06:46 - 2nd Sign (using alcohol for confidence in social interactions)

08:53 - 3rd Sign (starting to use it solo at home without anyone)

15:13 - 4th Sign (waking up the next day in a lower emotional state, with feelings of guilt or shame)

17:35 - video freezes until 24 : 28

18:11 - 5th Sign (disassociating your drunk behaviour from you to bypass accountability)

21:00 - How much I was drinking when I quit

22:18 - 6th Sign (looking for outings that justify drinking alcohol - to feel less guilty about solo use)

23:37 - 7th Sign (intentionally surrounding yourself with people who have same lifestyle & habits)

24:28 - video unfreezes!

24:30 - lack of awareness an entire, amazing, high vibe world of people existed out there beyond the paradigm I was suffering in

25:00 - why you may have to let go of friend groups to succeed and flourish

25:45 - facing your CHOICE POINT and trusting new people will show up

26:59 - 8th Sign (hiding evidence you drink - a tell tale sign of true addiction)

28:28 - 9th Sign (a urge to have more once your start from a physiological stand point)

29:30 - 10 Sign (creating "rules" in your head about your use is part of the addiction and mental f*ckery)

32:00 - slippery slope of "moderating" versus just quitting & freeing yourself fully

36:00 - finding FREEDOM (6 years sober)!!!

37:14 - what's next (invite to training to support your journey)

37:45 - 5 Powerful Steps To Get or Stay Sober or Moderate Usage

38:20 - The Cravings Disappear!!

39:10 - 7 myths about booze

If you are navigating feelings of isolation with your alcohol journey, ⚠️YOU ARE NOT ALONE⚠️and it is not your fault.

 

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April 12, 2023

VIDEO PODCAST: 5 WAYS TO USE YOUR ANGER AS YOUR ALLY TO ELEVATE YOUR LIFE!

In this episode of The Live Epically Podcast with Christine Nicole, I share 5 ways anger can be utilized and even embraced to support you reach a more aligned place in life!
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