The Muscle Realm is where the bone deep truths you live and breathe come into relationship with resources outside of yourself.
I use the word resources because, by definition, a resource is a source of supply or support. An available means by which you can do or achieve something. Energetically, resources can include time, energy, money, individual relationships, communal relationships, and even your relationship with Mother Earth.
You are in relationship with resources, and you shape them as much as they shape you. And just like your muscles, your connection to resources can become stretched and distorted, misshapen here, too tight there. These relationships stay in that shape until you put them in another one.
In Connected you'll feel, heal, and integrate relational energies and patterns held in your muscles.
How do you want your connections to feel?
I feel like I have more space to cultivate and hold myself when things shift and change because Ashley has helped me become aware of the things that were taking up valuable space within…fear, grief, resistance, trauma, memories.
When these things get moved out I have more room to give myself exactly what I need in the moment and stop either avoiding my needs or looking to someone or something else fulfill them.
Life is relational by nature.
It's meant to be engaging and engaged with.
Embodied trauma perpetuates dehumanization and disrupts relationships between people, groups, and resources.
Insecure attachment styles are a guide and illuminate and describe where relational patterns have broken down, and how.
During Connected, there are paradigms you will release and move away from, and those that you move toward. These are the foundational energies that underlie the energetic work you will be doing.
Life is relational by nature.
It's meant to be engaging and engaged with.
Your personal connection to your core, and your muscular unfoldment from there, began in the womb, and with co-regulation.
Secure attachment provides a sense of safety and security with the world around you, and is your relational foundation for connection.
The Realm of Muscle + Connection is an energetic realm that's active and potent within the collective consciousness. It's a space that can provide incredible growth, but often that growth comes through breakdown.
Think of how your physical muscles are built - through the small tearing of muscle fiber so it can knit back together stronger.
The Realm of Muscle + Connection is often experienced the same way. This is where you:
Create rupture and repair - within yourself and with others.
Get it wrong, then get it right, and then get it more right.
Re-engineer your attachment and connection to people, places, and resources, and learn to trust in the safety and stability of those things.
You stretch and titrate your capacity to be with instability.
GROWTH IN THE MUSCLE REALM IS NOT ALWAYS COMFORTABLE, BUT YOU GET TO CHOOSE YOUR DISCOMFORT.
YOU CAN GROW TOWARDS BETTER RELATIONSHIP WITH YOURSELF, OTHERS, AND RESOURCES, OR YOU CAN REMAIN IN THE SAME RELATIONAL PATTERNS.
I joined Connected to focus on my relationship with my husband primarily and also with my children. I have had a tendency to hold loved ones at arms length, loving from afar and not allowing myself to feel the depths of my love for them and their love for me. I was really feeling at an end point and thought at this stage that the only solution was for me to leave (not because I didn't want to be with them but I could no longer tolerate the ongoing feeling of being broken beyond repair).
It has really shifted, in ways that I find hard to articulate. I feel like I can receive more and allow myself the gift of connection with them. I also still move away and pull back but I can see it happening and I can see the moments when we are connected. I can see that I physically and emotionally want to stay here in this relationship, in this family.
I love therapy and continue to go but I feel like I moved more in this container than I would in 6 months of talk therapy!
When you step into this potent energetic program,
you create space to radically transform your:
capacity for connection;
safety and security in relationship with resources;
ability to move with the resources you're in relationship and community with.
Enrollment is always open, and you have access for a year!
All of the guidance you need to move through this program is inside - as soon as you decide you're ready for deeper connection and relationship!
In the first healing session you go straight to the foundation - healing how you attach and connect to resources for support, and how you feel about it. Your tendons + ligaments are energetically your foundation for attachment, your attachment style to a specific resource, and the conduit for flow. Releasing what is stuck or wonky at this level sets the foundation for the rest of the program.
In the second portal you journey into the stabilizing muscles - which are not a specific group of muscles, but rather ones that serve a specific function.
Your stabilizing muscles will engage at one joint so a desired movement can be performed in another. On a physical level they are the most important muscles for support and holding your body upright - they hold you steady while other muscles move you.
Within the Realms of Embodiment, this group of muscles energetically performs a similar function. The stabilizing muscles create the potential for shifting. They help you examine and understand your foundation for safety and support, and how to hold yourself as resources and relationships shift and change.
The fourth module is a potent transformation within the Realm of Muscle + Connection. By this module, secure attachment, stability, and discernment are energetically available. As your trust in this increases, your (conscious or subconscious) fear of releasing long-held subconscious patterns decreases.
These unconscious patterns have been created throughout your life and have settled deeply in your body and Muscle Realm in the smooth and cardiac muscle. When these muscles are left to flow energy unconsciously, they continue to replicate and uphold those patterns. When they are given the opportunity to clear and release what no longer fits, they often do so smoothly and openly.
The third portal awakens and activates the discernment of your guardian muscles. These are four specific muscles that play a huge role in your capacity for choice:
The tongue, rotator cuffs, diaphragm, and psoas.
When your guardian muscles are energetically regulated and awakened, they support your "responsible adult" and Warrior archetypes.
They feel the secure attachment and stability within your energetic musculature, and move energy so you can show up with discernment in relationship.
This muscle group helps you:
Know you are ok if things shift and change, and
Hold true to yourself and the direction you want to move in.
THE REALM OF
MUSCLE + CONNECTION
The sixth module completes your energetic journey with resource and relationship. It is the culmination of "as within, so without." When you work in the fascia, you are quite simply working in the field. This is the energy of everything that is within and surrounding you - your connective tissue. The energetic "all there is" and "all you are" connecting and flowing with and through the different parts of the Muscle Realm.
In this module, you allow the shifts from the rest of the Muscle Realm to guide the new shape of your relationship that will unfold.
The fifth modules builds upon the unconscious work of the fourth and brings it to consciousness.
This is the week where many of the foundational and unconscious energies and shifts will begin to make their way into your awareness and our outer world.
You work with skeletal muscle's ability to do the moving. It’s a shift from the potential energy to the kinetic. From that which is available or holds, to that which moves or causes a result.
Your conscious movers are how you mindfully bring in, move and direct energy, how you hold it, and your capacity for movement. This portal is one of choice and consciously directing your relationship.
each week you'll get access to a new module for healing and integration. there is also an orientation and closing module to hold
and prepare you as you move into
and Out of this work.
Deeply explore and shift your connection to one resource or relational aspect of your life.
Create the foundation for secure attachment with resources.
Envision, call in and embody a new relationship with resources and support.
Begin to make small or big moves in alignment with the new supportive energetic relationship to resources, and practice feeling that support in your external life.
Develop trust in your relationship with resources that is unf*ckwithable.
I entered Connected during an intense season of personal change, including a literal impact to my muscles with two fractured bones! I chose to reconnect with creativity as my resource. I wanted to explore my relationship with something I haven't had much energy for, and better understand how my creativity, productivity, and showing up in the world could work together.
Creativity was something I haven't really 'made time for', because I've always used up all my energy with earning productivity: aka working. Over this course, my whole life has shifted, and I now only take on work I like, am financially supported, and have had some amazing creative output, but more importantly input from higher and deeper parts of me.
I am no longer willing to sell all my energy, and while I need to work, I need to be creative, whether art, music, writing, contemplating most. I'm leaning deeper into this flow and committing to acting on what I learn, and that is the discernment I've been looking for.
My intention when I joined Connected was to work on something concrete like money or time, but when I did the masterclass (now in the Muscle Realm module), the resource that came through for me to work with was my relationship with myself!
I was in a pattern of ignoring my needs and trespassing my own boundaries.
I am now able to assess what my needs are in a given moment or situation, and this is happening so much more often and automatically. I notice now when I trespass my own boundaries (initially when I started the program I wasn't even noticing when I did this because it was sneaky and disguised as "being a good mom/wife/etc.").
Now when I don't take time to assess my needs, or when I don't respect my own boundaries, I notice it right away and can immediately course-correct and forgive myself for not doing it perfectly the first time. I can confidently say, "I said I would do xyz but actually, that doesn't feel good for me..." without guilt or angst, and move on to a new solution.
I also used to feel like there was one way to deal with a given situation or request from someone. For example, with my kids I could either say yes (good mom) or no (bad mom). Now I find that there is space for me to see options for how to meet my needs and give my kids what they're asking for.
I feel like my overall capacity to be in my life and respond to it has increased. I'm better able to take care of myself. I'm more resourced now.
When I joined Connected, my intention was to work with my relationship to money. I grew up in a household that was financially well-resourced, but I learned and inherited a lot of troubling ideas about the role money plays in our lives and what we must do or sacrifice to earn it. Even though I grew up in financial abundance, I struggled in my young adult life to earn above the federal poverty line. I had been feeling terrorized by all these narratives. I joined Connected because I could feel this dynamic holding me back and I wanted to ask for some help as well as take responsibility for changing it.
Throughout my experience, I felt the release of so much pressure around my ideas about money and how I interact with it. My capacity to believe I can create more financial wealth for myself is greatly expanded. I am no longer fearful that creating my own business will lead to financial failure, and it's only a matter of how surprised I'll be at my success.
My discernment with money has certainly shifted. I am less afraid of having more money because I trust now that I have the discernment to know how to spend it, and when. I also feel more comfortable with the idea that money is meant to be consciously circulated, rather than hoarded. I can feel a difference when I spend money with businesses that I feel in alignment with my values or when purchasing things that serve my highest path instead of feeling guilt for spending on myself.
Considering money no longer triggers life-or-death panic, and I can approach decisions without being thrown by my fears or unconscious patterns.
My intention during Connected was to establish a nurturing, supportive and healing relationship with food. At the time, my relationship with food felt stuck within a very narrow and limited view of what I "should" be doing.
I'm now more accepting, patient, and curious about the possibility that what I've been feeling isn't really about food at all - there's some deeper, underlying shit that needs to be explored and witnessed. This is something that shame, willpower and discipline will not "fix".
My awareness around my internal dialogue and expectations of myself and my habits has improved dramatically. It feels more like a relationship. Food feels more spacious and less emotional than it did before - and I hold fewer black/white and good/bad judgments towards both food and myself.
A new relationship with food feels closer than ever before.
It's hard for me to articulate the profound shifts I've experienced throughout Connected. It was certainly one of the most effective, supportive and inviting containers I've experienced. If you are inexplicably drawn to this work - like I was - I'd encourage you to follow your instincts and heart with an open-mind.
My intention in Connected was simply connection as a whole. To embrace and more freely feel, give and accept love. It's been the crux of this lifetime to feel a disconnect between myself and love.
My awareness has grown during and throughout this course on a microcosmic level almost beyond my perception. I know things are shifting as emotions that no longer serve and were never truly processed are rising up, focusing my attention, and I am able to allow them to move through me.
I am simply giving myself permission to allow for more connection. To open again and again even if it's microscopic in size at first. I am having difficult conversations with family, attempting to repair long worn out patterns and maintaining safe, kind boundaries.
I have become more aware when I am cutting myself off from connection and love. I am in the mud with this, I am unfurling, and it's been physical, mental and emotional. But Connected was a great opening to help me get out of my own way.
Connected will cradle you in a cocoon, allowing you to safely unfurl the tension ensconced within your muscles/fascia you've built up over time as protection from the world around you and before you.
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I'm Ashley - your energy guide and muscle maven.
I'm the creatress of Energy Archaeology™ - an energy healing modality and personal discovery method that prioritizes whole self integration.
Through Energy Archaeology and The Realms of Embodiment, you access the energetic wisdom in your body through the six realms - bones, muscles, fluid body, organs, nervous system, and DNA.
I'm a teacher, a mentor, and a guide for embodied wisdom, energetic anatomy, and living a soul-aligned life. I'll encourage you to explore the depth and breadth of your human experience through an uncanny gift to find patterns in what’s said, unsaid, seen, and unseen.
I'm not going to give you the same song and dance you see in many healing programs and coaching containers. Just because you're here reading this does not mean this is for you right now. It simply means you're curious and are following that curiosity or gut pull toward something.
And I want to thank you for doing that. Being curious and drawn to relational work, even on this energetic level, shows me that you're at least open to shifting the way you relate to resources and the way you're in relationship internally as well as externally. That's a massive first step.
A better sign that this is for you:
Does it excite you? If it lights you up, feels obvious, or full of ease (even through the fear and hesitation) to think about moving through life in the way I've shown here, then your body and soul are on board!
Are you willing to commit to it? If you have the capacity in your life to listen to the healing sessions, be with the integration in between, and be gentle with yourself, you've got everything you need to commit.
Does the investment feels manageable to slightly stretchy? If $111 for five months is reasonably within your budget, even if it's a slight stretch, then wonderful! If you want to pay the $555 outright, lovely. If either of those numbers stress your nervous system in a way that makes you want to shut down, or you worry about food, rent, utilities, etc. please do not do that to yourself.
The answer may be here.
We've become much more discerning these days with healing work, and with good cause. I wholeheartedly agree with asking this question: why am I doing this?
And yes, please answer that question for yourself!
It may help your answer to hear why I created this program.
I believe, and see in the muscles, that so many of the problems we experience with our resources, relationships, communities, and with the Earth herself, is because of a relational breakdown. And no matter how hard we try to fix things from the 3D point of view, it's just not getting better fast enough.
Centuries of interpersonal abuse has led us to disconnect from each other and the Earth in alarming ways. My approach is to first heal it in your embodied energy, and then watch the changes ripple out in your life.
That is never, EVER, my intention. I do not prioritize massive energetic transformation over your ability to show up in life and take care of yourself. After all, when we are together in this container we are in relationship together, and I take that seriously.
That's not to say you won't bump up against edges that are uncomfortable or expansive. You will.
But my intention for this program and for the container is for deep, transformative, gentle healing that will show up in your outer world as opportunities for deeper, better, relationship. Those opportunities are where you will meet your growth edges and practice new relational dynamics.
You'll have access to Connected on an online learning platform for an entire year! If you move through Connected once and would like to go back and deepen your experience within that time, you're more than welcome to!
This also gives you plenty of time to move at your own pace. You can integrate as you need to, work with your resistance, and even skip around holidays or busy weeks when shit hits the fan or the astro is super wonky.
You'll even get an email two months before your access expires asking if you want to do it one last time!
This question is hard to answer. Because time is one of those relationships that you can shift, and your experience of it is different than anyone else. In fact, if this question is top of your mind and a bit stressful for you, but you want to enroll, I encourage you to play with stretching time!
The literal answer is: each module can take approximately 10-15 minutes to read the information, an hour for the healing call, and then maybe another hour to three for the integration prompts.
And remember! This is your self-paced journey. You can always skip a week, do as many or as few of the integration prompts as you want, or spread it out as needed. Make it work for you!
In good conscience, I cannot tell you yes. Legally, I cannot tell you yes. Physical symptoms are an intricate and unique blend of energetics, trauma, your nervous system response, pain receptors, physical and chemical impingements and imbalances, and lifestyle choices or circumstances.
Participants in the live round did experience shifts in their body. Some in their ability to breathe deeper or in a more natural rhythm, some in chronic pain, and others in their desire to be with and move their body.
If you have a specific question about enrolling, the course content, or accessibility, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I check my email at the beginning and end of every work day, so please bear with me if it takes hours or a day to get back to you.
Is this journey for you?
I invite you to ask yourself a few questions:
What relationship and resource am I contemplating (or popped immediately to mind) as I read this page?
Is the way I'm currently approaching it working well for me?
What is my biggest, most expansive dream, for how this resource or relationship can feel?
If I woke up tomorrow and everything had shifted into alignment with this vision, how would I feel?
Is my hesitancy or resistance fear of change? Or fear of success?