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GVK storytelling on lost and found

It is my sincere belief that we cannot ever be truly lost. The Divine is everywhere just waiting for us to open and receive. So many times in my life I’ve thought ~ I’m Lost! I’ve taken the wrong road! I’ve gone the wrong way!

But, in reality, the road I was on was the one my soul needed to experience

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I look back on some of those experiences and I think ~ ‘those are some seriously painful events’. I used to lament those times and cry out WHY?  I seriously don’t have the answer for some of those things. What I have now is an understanding of where it eventually took me. There was so much information I gathered from an event or so much love that appeared after the pain.

If I hadn’t gone down the road of unhealthy relationships, I don’t know that I would have truly appreciated my magnificent husband. Some people don’t need that experience, that information, but, I did. My heart got trampled, and my husband’s love not only transmuted that pain, but expanded my understanding of love.

Have I been lost at times? Yup. But, I have always been found because as long as I open up and take one tiny step toward allowing, Divinity rushes to me, embraces me and lights my way…

artwork by Michael Whelan

GVK shares Grace with Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

When Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati shared her story of awakening, it brought tears to my eyes. For her, it was one fell swoop of Divinity opening her eyes to Truth and awakening her heart to Love. And with that swoop, her life changed forever.
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I went to sleep in my early teens because I did not remember my Divine Self. I could not find my Light and so I let the darkness fall onto me like a blanket of thorns. I swam in the sea of drugs and alcohol thinking I would be saved from my confusion. I was Asleep.

My awakening has been in bits and pieces

Some of these pieces have been snippets of the profound that Sadhvaji experienced. But, most were tiny rays of Light breaking through and pushing away the shadow of my small self. My Higher Self knows that clarity and understanding are a major component to my Kristin self and so many examples of expansion have been presented build upon.

Slowly, over time and with great Love from the Divine, I have Awakened. There is more Truth for me to unfold into, and I am in a place of wonderment as I journey onward.

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati is president of the Divine Shakti Foundation, Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Director of the International Yoga Festival. She follows the teachings of the revered H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, the spiritual head and president of Parmarth Niketan and the founder of several non-profit organizations including the Divine Shakti Foundation, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Ganga Action Parivar, & India Heritage Research Foundation.

GVK Heals Through Horses

Judy Schneider knows horses. She also knows healing. When the two of these energies combine, you have alchemy.

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Judy’s next Weekend Women’s Warrior Retreat is May 29~31

What is it about horses that makes us feel so good? For me, it goes into a deeper layer of existence. It is a connection to my Native American past life. It harks back to a time when people lived in harmony, not only with each other, but, with the Earth. It is flying on the ground, with the wind whipping around me, breathing the deep clean air, perceiving with my sixth senses, as I trust Horse to carry me. It is Power. It is Freedom.

And with that memory quietly beckoning me in my dreams, it is heartache

I would muck out the stalls at the local horse racing barn for hours just for the honor of brushing down the horses at the end of the day. During the uncertain times of my early teens, nothing was stable. My emotions were in turmiol, my heart ached, and my body was becoming something new. The only thing that grounded me were the horses.  It was a comfort to be with these magnificent animals.  I didn’t realize that they were interacting with me on an energetic level. All I knew is that I felt better after being with them.

There are so many ways that pieces of us break off and hide away. So many ways that we forget our Holiness. But, Horse never forgets. Horse lives It’s majesty and reminds us of our Divine heritage.

Horse Totem from Medicine Cards

“…In understanding he power of Horse you may see how to strive a balanced medicine shield…Compassion, caring, teaching, loving and sharing your gifts, talents and abilities are a the gateways to power.”