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GVK and environmental superhero, Michael Green

To work in the paradigm of giant corporations is no easy task. But, to then work to raise the consciousness of those corporations and move them into mindful behavior toward our earth takes a superhero. And that is where Michael Green, executive director of the Center for Environmental Health, comes in.

Superhero environmentalist by day, mild-mannered husband and father by night ~ Michael Green may perform his identities in reverse of Superman but make no mistake about it, he is Superman ~ for our Mother Earth. Not only did Michael work with the Dalai Lama, but, he also brings corporations to task on harmful chemical use to ensure a healthy environment for all to live and thrive in.

to learn more about Michael Green and how the Center for Environmental Health makes your world a safer, cleaner place to live in, please follow the embedded link below

www.ceh.org

Working to raise the consciousness of people around the importance of a clean environment takes courage and perseverance. Not getting discouraged in the face of all that we have to clean up on this earth definitely takes superhuman effort! As I drive around New Jersey and see the clear cutting of our forests to create another estate, I feel despair. The wildlife in our state have no where to go and nothing to eat as we build and build and build.  New hunting allowances go into effect to take care of the animals that “encroach” on the houses that used to be the wildlife’s home and feeding grounds. Garbage floats around the streets and people walk around it. Sigh. When will we understand the importance of taking care of our planet? Even though I pick up the garbage, I sometimes think, ‘I am only one person, does it even matter that I pick this up’? But, it does matter. Michael Green reminds me that it does. He told Megan and I that working with the Dalai Lama helped him not become so attached to the outcome. For those of us who don’t have that honor, how do we get there to that place?

I often reread this interview with Martin Luther King Jr, when I feel down or fearful ~

http://playboysfw.kinja.com/martin-luther-king-jr-a-candid-conversation-with-the-n-1502354861

Dr. King’s strength, passion and determination remind me that one person can change the world for the better. And so I will continue to pick up the garbage, and I am hoping that all of you are doing the same. Whether we pick up floating garbage, are mindful about the products that we wash our dishes & clothing with, support organic farming or are full time environmentalists we are raising the consciousness around how to be in and treat our Earth.  And every action in the vibration of mindfulness counts. And I find that the more aware people are, the more they want to be a part of the solution. We can not become enlightened until we are illumed ~So, Thank You Michael Green for raising the consciousness of the industrial world and for being a hero to our Earth…

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GVK explores the layers of healing with Mahara Ashlie, Diva of skin care products at Welstar Organics

healing herbsThere are many facets to being well and Mahara Ashlie has done deep exploration on all fronts to bring herself from disease into health.  Her healing journey lead her to her what is now her passion ~ Welstar Organics ~ where she is the owner and product formulator of all the skin care products.  Her foray into disease lead to her the path of well being. It lead her to a rebirth.

To learn more about Mahara Ashlie and her amazing skin care products, please follow the embedded link below:

www.welstarorganics.com

From our first breath to our final breath, we are managing our health. It is multifaceted and ever changing. From my own experiences I have come to believe that we must be our own advocates, we must be knowledgeable, and we must be open to different or non traditional forms of healing.

I have actually had several rebirths over the course of my life and I expect that there will be more. The first rebirth, and frankly, what I believe to be my resurrection, was when I stopped using drugs and alcohol to numb myself. The second rebirth was when I discovered energy work and became a LaHo~Chi practitioner. I have used traditional talk therapy, nutrition, energy work, exercise, meditation and creative expression to heal.  

Being well is multifaceted and so, needs a broad approach. What worked last year for a nagging emotional issue, may not work this time around because of the layer that you are coming at it from.  I have discovered that the deeper the layer of healing, the more often I need to find a different approach (s). Some of my physical issues, have an emotional core and visa versa. Sugar is one of the ways that I manage deep feelings that feel overwhelming. Recently, my body has begun to reject that form of management and I am having to move to a more mindful practice around my feelings. Sigh. Really, that is all that I can say about it! It has not been so easy, this sugar thing.

However, as Mahara stated so beautifully, “I am not healed, but, I am Well.”  Yes, I am well and I continue to delve into wellness on every level. And I will state, for myself, that I rely on my Higher Self and All That Is to guide me, because without my spiritual practice, I am far from well…xoK

 We talked about the book Love your disease ~ written by John Harrison: click on the book name to know more about it

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GVK walks it’s talk with Jeannette Howard and her labyrinth

“A spiritual discipline is designed to release control to the ego so the ‘Light behind the mind’ can come into focus. This is the silence of the ages that gives us rest. This is where we meet God.” A clear statement by Lauren Artress, author of Walking a Sacred Path, about the Divinity of the labyrinth.

I have experienced the power the labyrinth ~ the silent weaving in and out, the magic of Divinity coming through. I hold it to be a holy experience. So it was a treat beyond treat to walk on the labyrinth at Jeannette Howards home! Wow! to have a labyrinth at your house, to have the opportunity to marry together heaven and earth in your own backyard!

I can not express strongly enough how important it is to bring ourselves into a quiet space to receive.  It is in that space that we can let go of our ego desires, our grievances, our fears and receive an essence of the bigger picture. 

A few weeks back, I was having a floor sanded and refinished.  A miscommunication happened and the young man in charge of the job made a mistake.  I became exasperated.  But, not because of the mistake, but, because I was exhausted, in terrible physical pain and behind in my work.  I went outside and worked in my garden a bit.  Being so connected with the Earth calmed me, brought me back to balance and reminded me of what truly matters. I went back into the house and apologized, baked homemade cookies and made peace with the young man.  He was so happy to have the cookies, but, also to not have been made wrong.  I said to him “it is just a floor. It’s not world peace that we are trying to achieve here, it’s a floor…” We both laughed, the fissure was closed and harmony was restored.

To learn more about what we talked and to reach out to Jeannette follow the embedded links above and here 

Jeannette Howard ~ www.balanceyouryoga.com  /    Reiki     /     EFT

Take your sacred quiet time friends. Allow yourself to be restored and brought into harmony with All That Is…

GVK has a divine conversation with Lauralyn Bunn about the Akashic Records

Lauralyn Bunn channels messages from the Masters and Teachers of the Akashic Records. I can personally attest to the power of a reading with her! And every time I am speaking with Lauralyn, or planning a conversation with her, the American Goldfinch shows up. The goldfinch is associated with a deepening of perception to the different realms of reality ~ human to faerie, physical to spiritual. So really, it is no coincidence that this bird presents itself because Lauralyn must be utterly open to a different realm to bring forth the Divine message from the Akashic Record.

~ to connect with Lauralyn Bunn for an incredible Akashic Record reading and to learn more about her, please follow the embedded link below or reach out to her via email & phone ~
www.akashicpathways.com / lauralyn1212@gmail.com / 305.285.3227

The goldfinch also is associated with resurrection. And the goldfinch happens to be how my Guardian Angel shows up to reassure and remind me that I am divinely held.
Resurrection is a big theme in my life. I truly feel that I have been given the gift of rebirth with the opening of my spiritual consciousness. I had always felt that something was missing in my life and that things just didn’t make sense. The world brought me such sorrow and worry. But, as I shifted my perspective on what the world holds for me, I have found peace and joy.

Opening our senses and our perceptions to the messages that are literally pouring over us takes a bit of practice. At least, it did for me. Sometimes I get so caught up in my human experience, I forget that this is only one facet of my being! I am still having my deep human experience, but I have brought in a deep layer of the Divine to all that I do. And while I certainly do not do it perfectly, I do it with my own lightning bolt energy, the energy I came here to share. Lauralyn said it beautifully ~ “You don’t have to be spiritually perfect to do perfect spiritual work.” Amen to that!

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GVK celebrates Independence Day

There are many reasons to celebrate the birth of our country, but, for me, it has particular resonance.  For those of you who have been following Good Vibrations with Kristin, you know that I had quite a run in with bullies in my teen years.  From that time on, I became a champion of the underdog.  Our liberation from England was absolutely an underdog triumphing over a bully situation.

Becoming independent of the demons that have held me hostage from my teen hood has been a bit of a roller coaster ride and thankfully, I love rollercoaster’s! Seriously though, after I left the place that I went to high school, I couldn’t seem to shake the fears I had taken on from my experiences. And they weren’t even normal fears. I auditioned and became a member of a summer theatre landing a lead role in  the musical, Grease, even though I had never had a major singing role in college. I moved to Chicago, knowing absolutely no one,  because I had a dream that I was happy there. I did those kinds of things without a thought.

But, I would have these images of the brutality that I experienced in high school and become afraid that people from that time would find me and try to hurt me again. I never listed my telephone number or ever gave out my address (in the days before social media).  Even as I moved into the world of solo performing and self promotion, the fears stayed by my side. It was working with the LaHo~Chi (the healing energy that I was trained in) that allowed the fear to be replaced with Trust and Knowing.

It has been quite a roller coaster ride for sure ~and certainly not over yet ~ but, I can truly celebrate my own Independence Day alongside that of my countries with joy and love!

Angel from Montgomery was orignally written by John Prime and so, click on the song here to see a performance by the beautiful Bonnie Raitt

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