Hellllllllooooooo (echoes... because I literally live in a valley now)!
Psst - I’m sharing a New Moon special + free offering at the bottom of this article, in case you want to skip the lessons and come back to the juicy updates later ;)
Healer... heal thyself.
Man have SO many changes happened the past few months! At the end of January, I did a cross country move, pretty much uprooting my life and planting myself into an environment that is amazingly beautiful in Southern Oregon with valleys, mountains, and expansive nature.
For the first few weeks, I was feeling like...
But after about a month, I started to notice strange things happening to my body and health. Random symptoms I’ve never experienced started creeping up, and I couldn’t shake a “brain fogginess” that I hadn’t experienced in years. My digestion was off, my skin was breaking out, and I had signs of internal inflammation and hormonal wackiness going on that weren’t going away.
Healer... it’s time to heal thyself.
Of course, I busted out my usual arsenal of tools to boost my immune system - probiotics, vitamin C, zinc, bone broth, fresh juices + healing foods, etc. And when that wasn’t working, I upped the ante with some herbal antimicrobials.
I’m creating a new home, new friends, new work ALL WHILE juggling a full-time Master’s program, building 2 businesses, relationships, and... life. I don’t have time to be sick!
When things started to get worse instead of better, I enlisted the help of my dear herbalist guru friend Megan Liebmann because when you’re down for the count, you can’t do it alone. She made some great herbal recommendations to nourish my liver and digestive system, reminded me of things I need to be doing regularly, and supported me in a compassionate way that is healing medicine in itself.
New environment = new microbes, viruses, tree pollen, bugs, vibration and more.
My body has been going thru total “transplant shock” and honestly, it’s been easier to slip out of my self-care practices lately... luckily I have a tribe of supportive women who help me remember my truth and the healthy practices that keep me there.
I also realized I had to slow down and begin to approach myself lovingly as I would if I were my own client. So, I had a session with myself.
I took inventory of all of the things I had been doing, all of my symptoms, and began to tune into my own intuition about what was going on. Part of this exercise included opening my own Akashic Records and exploring what guidance was coming through around my own healing.
Lately, I've been blending my clinical/functional nutrition work along with my spiritual work with the Akashic Records for an even deeper holistic approach.
I’ve been trained as an Akashic Record reader and had been reading my own records long before incorporating it into work with clients. It's been an incredible, expansive experience for myself and the amazing women I work with.
If the Akashic Records is a new concept to you, here’s a little info...
What are the Akashic Records?
The Akashic Records is a vast, energetic database that holds the vibrational imprints of your soul, soul's history and purpose in this life including thoughts, events & emotions. The Records originate in divine potential beyond linear time and space, flowing into form through the creative effort of our lives.
Think of it like a database in the “cloud” that stores all of our information much like Google, and you can access that information to support your journey here on earth. You can ask and explore questions relating to healing themes and anything pertaining to the evolution of the present incarnation of your soul’s journey. You don’t have to be of any particular faith, domination, etc. The Records are for everyone, and they don’t discriminate ;)
What came thru in my own reading was a mix of practical tidbits and profoundly deep insights for me, of which I’ll share a few...
- No nuts or grains.
- Pay attention to your dreams.
- You’re processing a lot of sh*t - grief, generational healing, integration... Be patient.
- You’re releasing, purging, letting go of “gunk” in your cells and vibrational field that’s been accumulated over lifetimes and inter-generationally. You’re “upgrading” in this new environment.
- Continue to drink lots of water.
- There is an energetic pouring out that needs to happen - create space for that.
- We live in a quantum existence - when we shift our own energetics, it alters the course of our lives, past & future in real time.
- Don’t fight it - embrace it, with as much ease and softness that is possible.
- Spend time in nature, connect and create ritual + relationship with nature.
- Share your journey of your healing process - we are all reflections of each other, having a mirror will add joy and expedience to the process.
And so here I am vulnerably sharing part of my healing process with you.
I received even more personal insights that related to my healing and challenges. With all of this information, I was able to finally make specific small and big shifts that led to major results.
I also continued to receive guidance in my dreams (after finally paying attention to them). While I’m still “integrating” and healing, I feel SO much better and know I’m on the right track.
When we create space for ourselves to tune into our own intuition and knowing - and allow guidance to flow through from that place - the healing has already begun.
On Monday, we had the first New Moon of the Spring Equinox - this is an incredible time to plant seeds for our visions, healing, and growth.
Since the feedback and results from my Akashic Nutrition sessions have been so wonderful, I feel called to offer this kind of support in a new way to my community...
Wildly Rooted Soul Nutrition Sessions are a combination of clinical functional nutrition, deep spiritual inquiry through Akashic Soul Records, and exploration of the subconscious to uncover the root of blocks, limiting thoughts, and old beliefs. Through this process, we focus on bringing healing and alternative new truths for the nourishment of body, mind, and spirit.
Each 60-minute session is fully customized to the person, includes a comprehensive intake + Akashic Record inquiry process where we dive deep into diet/lifestyle, health history, challenges, and aspirations + soul goal setting!
I’m offering a SPRING EQUINOX 🌑 NEW MOON SPECIAL for those ready to plant seeds toward their vision in this potent time!
This experience is for creative and visionary women who may be held back by pesky or chronic health challenges, and are ready for this kind of exploration, support, and expansion.
Regular Price: $180 *NEW MOON SPECIAL: $97*
The special session price is available until April 15.
*And please share this with a woman you know who might benefit!
A Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Functional Nutritionist, and Intuitive Nourishment Coach, Venessa Rodriguez is committed to helping wild-hearted women build physical health & vitality so they can unleash their creativity, tap into their spirituality and support what they really want to get in life.
Venessa is the founder of Unveiled Wellness (a functional nutrition private practice) & Wildly Rooted - a community where she offers a blend of holistic nutrition tools and healing modalities, nature-based ritual, and intuitive coaching.
Venessa holds a BA in International Studies from University of Chicago, completing Masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from University of Bridgeport, multiple nutrition coaching certifications, and has been trained in Akashic Records and Andean Mystical Traditions energy work. Venessa has also been a performance artist as a dancer and actor for over 20 years and loves to weave creativity and storytelling into her work.
A Chicago girl at heart, Venessa now lives on a 15 acre organic farm in the heart of the Applegate Valley region in Southern Oregon. If you'd like to learn more about Venessa & her philosophy on health and wellbeing, you can check out this recent interview on the WisdomWomen Podcast.