Not Your Grandpa’s Type Of Redemption

In my last blog post, I mentioned that I was doing a 21 day trust challenge from Jasper that was intended to reinforce the idea that daily purposeful contact with your higher self is an absolute necessity if you desire to move forward in you spiritual journey.

Now that the challenge is over, I can tell you it was a great success, and even got some smiles out of Jasper, who’s preferred facial expression is usually an eye roll.

After the first few days, he told me to put a name on each day as a way of  focusing on what you want to learn or think about for that day. So in this post, I want to share the word he gave me for day 12, which is redemption.

My first thought was, whoa, that sounds an awful lot like something that would be connected to organized religion, from which I have worked very hard to extract my beliefs. It sounds like you want me to save myself from evil or repent or some other nonsense.

Jasper said, calm down and google the real definition of the word. Which I did, and free of it’s religious connotation, redemption simply means to regain possession of something that belongs to you. He was kind of proud that I figured that one out on my own. Mostly. He was mostly proud that I mostly figured it out on my own. Anyway.

In the context of our spirituality, redemption means reclaiming possession of your life, your energy, your self esteem, your self love, and any other pieces of yourself from whoever or whatever you gave them to.

Jasper says it’s just like redeeming a coupon for a free fries to go with your burger. Redeem that coupon marked self and take your life back, dammit!

I’m going to go into greater detail about the trust challenge in my next book, but if you don’t want to wait, head on over to My friend Barb is helping people on her website to get into the challenge even as we speak. Or as I write and you read. You know what I mean.

Want to learn more about my spiritual journey with Jasper? Go to my blog page at

As always, I wish you love and light.