Category: Good Vibrations Guests

GVK brings in Divine Love with Mariel Hemmingway on Valentines Day

 

Mariel Hemingway
shared her thoughts on Divinity, and Love with GVK and Megan and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Valentines Day!  Mariel has two new creative endeavors in the world ~ Running From Crazy  and Running With Nature and I relate to both!

For a good part of my life, I was running from the abuse and sorrow of my teen life. Through some synchronistic events (a friend giving me Out on a Limb by Shirley MacLaine for starters) I found myself understanding my past in a spiritual/psychic way. That lead to many epiphanies and an expanded awareness which ultimately lead to the Divine. That awareness shifted my perspective and taught me to stop running with pain and begin running with a spiritual life. Whew! 

And what does that have to do with Love? EVERYTHING!! The Divine is the omnipresent, omnipotent Love force of our Universe. That epiphany came to me as a remembering at my first LaHo~Chi session and brought me to a place of peace that I had not felt on this Earth before.

So, on this Valentines Day, celebrate Love. Whether it is with a life partner, a friend, a parent, a child, an animal, with Mother Earth herself or a Higher Power of your understanding. Celebrate because the Divine Loves you for who you are. And who you are is someone that No One else can be on this Earth, ever. 

Mariel and her life partner, Bobby, celebrate with Mother Earth every day with mindful practices around food, exercise, each other and ultimately with the world. Mariel shared a poem of Love by Bobby at the end of our conversation and it is beautiful, so enjoy!

to learn more about Mariel Hemingway and the her fabulous new projects follow the link below ~

www.marielhemingway.com

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GVK spreads the Light with Father Tim

Sharing the Light. I did not understand what that meant 20 years ago. I understood about feeling good or feeling bad, but, it never occured to me that how I went about my life actually vibrated out and effected the outcome of that day. And how it effected the outcome of others days.  What I have come to understand about spreading energy is that what kind of energy I send out depends on how consciously I am moving through my day. When I first came upon this concept, I reacted with superiority ~ Conscious? Of course I am conscious! ~ I am awake and breathing and talking! But, truly, that is simply existing. I had no idea that my every thought created the whole universe that surrounded me. That universe included the negative and disparaging thoughts implanted by my blood family and other outside people, that I kept alive and well in my head. And as I let those thoughts run on with abandon, I was creating a universe that mirrored and supported those thoughts. And all the time thinking that the problem was with the world outside of me. As I continued on my spiritual seeking path, I began to experience Lightness of Being and began to truly see the cause and effect of my thinking. I began to experience the beauty of sharing my Light as opposed to throwing around my Darkness. I became awakened to the Light all around me and longed to have that Light be the more powerful aspect of my day.

One of my favorite songs is “Bad” by U2 ~ it sums up to me what it feels to be Conscious. The word surrender moves through the song like a heartbeat as Bono sings:

If I could through myself 
Set your spirit free 
I’d lead your heart away 
See you break, break away 
Into the light 
And to the day 

I’m wide awake 
I’m wide awake 
Wide awake 
I’m not sleeping 
Oh, no, no, no 

For me, sharing Light means kindness to others around me. The “others” could be people/birds/squirrels or Mother Earth. It also means kindness to myself. The rewards of spreading Light far out way the momentary gratification of making others wrong and blame. Hear this, my friends ~ Consciousness takes work. But, soon, like anything we strive for, work becomes play and habit becomes instinct. Are you ready to join me, because I AM wide awake…

To find out more about Father Tim Carr, how he spreads his Light and how you can help spread your Light at St. Johns in Boonton ~

http://www.stjohnsboonton.com

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GVK goes with the flow with Samantha Jones

Here we are with Samantha Jones talking about allowing life to flow and the challenges that we encounter as we strive for that state of being. I believe that all things are connected and that every aspect of our lives is important as it carries us to the next level on our path to enlightenment. I make decisions at a time and place with the knowledge and information I have gathered thus far. I have not always used the wisdom that I have inherently, but, that again becomes part of the experience I am in at the moment. I know that every person I have encountered has in some way influenced how I move forward. Not all of those interactions have been pleasant. In fact, for a very long time, they were devastating. Yet they afforded me a wealth of information, not only about the people and situations around me, but, also about myself. Staying positive and Trusting come from the Knowing that we are in the hands of the Divine. That we can not make a bad choice. We are simply choosing and the bad/good labels come from without us. I think we can sit in the dark and experience that to give us a greater contrast to the Light. And why not? It certainly makes life interesting!! My earlier years were not easy, but, boy, they were interesting! My life is still interesting, but, I find more grounded ways to experience it. Most importantly is to know that everything that I have experienced has lead me to where I am today and I would not change one piece of it because then I might not be able to join in vibration with all of you!

Follow the embedded links to learn more about the people we discussed:

Khalil Gibran ~ The Prophet

Richard Bach ~ Illusions

 about Samantha Jones:

Currently, Samantha is working with the SElf Employed Artists Conference, which is held in February in Chicago. She is running her Improv Empowerment Workshop and she is on a few panels. She will also be working one on one with artists there. Follow the embedded link below to learn how you can connect with Samantha in Chicago~

To find out more about Samantha Jones

www.therealsamanthajones.com

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GVK is center stage with the Light of Samantha Jones

Staying centered in the Light of the Divine ~ that was always the quandary of my existence. How, when all these bad things have happened or are happening to me do I stay positive or in the Light of the Divine? Sigh. When I began my spiritual quest in earnest, this question nipped at me heels on a regular basis. What I have come to understand is that everything I have experienced takes part in my Soul’s growth. The things that have been most challenging to my human self, have ultimately brought the most beautiful golden nuggets out in my being. The teen years, for many of us, are ripe with confusion and drama. My teen years were not only layered with “normal” teen feelings, but, a constant, unrelenting emotional and physical abuse from other teens. I thought that nothing good could have come from that place. Yet, as I dug into my spiritual & psychic practice, I began to open up to a bigger vision. I started to find that the teen experience had opened my empathic gifts fully. I was able to see a situation from the “underdogs” side of things. I was able to feel what others feel and relate to my environment on a whole new level of communication and awareness. I became passionate for justice and speaking my Truth. As difficult and painful as that time was for me, I believe that it was those exact experiences that brought out gifts that were dormant and needing opening. And as long as I remember to look at experiences from the Divine perspective, I can step into the Light that seems to be evading me. And by looking at a situation from the Divine perspective, I mean to be able to find out how this situation that I am experiencing is serving me in some way. While I admit, this is not an easy task in many circumstances, I have come to rely on this way of living life so that I do not fall into the trap of “poor me”. 

I love talking with Samantha about this because she exudes an air of positive vibration in all that she manifests, not only herself, but, with all the people that she works with. She does not deny that an experience was challenging, but, she definitely looks for a positive bend to it. And she brings laughter and joy to the forefront of the world, which we need in large quantities!

Currently, Samantha is working with the Self Employed Artists Conference, which is held in February in Chicago. She is running her Improv Empowerment Workshop and she is on a few panels. She will also be working one on one with artists there. Follow the embedded link below to learn how you can connect with Samantha in Chicago~

 To find out more about Samantha Jones, who is based in New York City and does travel ~

www.therealsamanthajones.com

Who is Rumi? ~ a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Check out his writings and be transported!

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GVK divinely conversing with Caroline Fairless part 2

It is always fun to be so involved in our conversation that we want to continue into the following week! Continuing on the path of how the Divine shows up, Caroline Fairless, brings us to learning from the Earth on how to “be” in a Divine way. We touched on how in the winter things seem to be “dead” but, in fact things are merely sleeping, resting, gestating and going within to become ready for the explosion of Spring.  Quiet time of winter gives us permission to be spend more time on the things we do not easily find time for in the warmer weather. And what does that have to do with the Divine? Well, in the past, I had trouble sitting in the stillness of the winter. I would often find myself feeling “blue” and restless. On one very, very quiet winter I was thinking that maybe my Higher Self and All That Is had forgotten about me. I moped around for a few months and then just gave in to the quiet. I meditated in the quiet, and at that time could not “hear” the Divine’s call. I continued my intense (always!!) conversations with All That Is. Still, I heard nothing. Sigh. Then on a whim, I bought some pussywillow branches. I threw them in water, also on a whim, because they are no longer living so they don’t need water. Then I put them in a corner. I walked by them for a month truly appreciating their soft beauty until one day I noticed what looked like white mold in the water around the branches. I thought ‘oh no! I’ve left them in the water too long’. So I pulled them out of the water and to my astonishment, saw that the white surrounding the branches were hundreds of roots!! A friend was visiting that day and she said to me, “Kristin, God is talking to you.” Yes, I said, I know. And I did. It was a powerful affirmation that All That Is, is ALWAYS with me, even if I think that I can not hear it. I ended up putting those pussywillow branches in a pot and she grew all summer, then in the fall, I placed her in my garden where she has grown into a young, strong beautiful tree. Any time I think that the Divine has forgotten about me, I go outside and look at that lovely tree and my heart fills with gratitude…

To find out more about Caroline and the other people we talked about, click on the embedded links below

Caroline Fairless ~ www.restoringthewaters.com

Diane Jackson ~ animal communicator ~ 919.632.8719

Pema Chodron ~ www.pemachodronfoundation.org

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GVK gets Divine with Caroline Fairless ~ part 1

gvk-final-01Happy New Year Everyone!! We begin this 2014 with the oh so fabulous Caroline Fairless! I became so entranced with Caroline, that there are two parts to our conversation. We explore what is Divine Guidance to each of us. This topic is Profound and it is very different for everyone. Caroline brings to the forefront of this conversation that we, as humans, are not separate from our environment. We are not above, better than, or superior to our surroundings. We are a part of. Everything. What we do, what we say, and even what we feel reverberates out and effects not just our immediate surroundings, but, those vibrations echo out and can be felt around the whole Earth. When we are open to Divinity, the mundane or even the difficult becomes sacred. We find a different perspective. For me, that Divinity comes in most powerfully in Nature. I receive messages from the Earth and her creatures every day in many ways. When I opened up to the messages I began to find more peace in my life. I have studied what the Native Americans beliefs are regarding what Mother Earth has to say and find an utmost resonance there. After all, She is a living breathing entity. She is our life force and our sustenance. Do you have a story about Divine Guidance through nature? Share it with us!! To learn more about Caroline, click on the embedded links below…

Caroline Fairless, author of: The space between church and not church~a sacramental healing for our planet

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GVK gets our “om” on with Jeannette Howard

 

It was great to have yoga instructor, Jeannette Howard, at the studio!! She brought all kinds of ideas to the forefront of the conversation about staying centered during our crazy busy lives. One of the things we explored the Archangel Metatron’s cube which is sacred geometry. I can meditate on this for long stretches of time and I receive a different message every time. Try it for yourself!

As promised here is the meaning of Turkey totem ~ Turkey was the medicine of saints and mystics. Turkey transcends the self and acts on the behalf of others. Doing unto others and feeding the People is the message that Turkey brings forth. If Turkey shows up for you, then you are receiving a gift ~ whatever it is, it will not be insignificant. Maybe a rainbow is going to show up in your day or you will win a trip to an exotic island! Be on the look out and say Thank You when it appears.

We also talked about Labyrinths and the calming, centering effect one can receive walking through. I have had profound experiences in my labyrinth walks. Always I get the feeling of being lovingly watched over and once I heard a voice tell me to keep dreaming big and that I was being cheered on by the Angels! That came at a time when I was wondering about writing another solo show. The encouragement I heard was instrumental in the writing of   

You CAN get there from here… 

To learn more about the power of the labyrinth please read ~Walking a Sacred Path by Lauren Artress.

Follow these embedded links to learn more about what and who we discussed: Kripalu, Wayne DyerJeannette Howard

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GVK and Louisa Oakley Green with intuition the “call” of the day

Louisa’s experiences with her psychic husband and his family have given her a vast overview of the Divine and It’s role in our lives. I do not believe in coincidence. I believe that we are lovingly guided. I have had way too many examples of ‘wow, I was just thinking about her’ when a friend calls. Or, I am meant to get a train to go someplace, but decide at the last minute to take a bus, only to find out later that train was stuck in the tunnel for 3 hours. What made me take the bus? Intuition. I have had times when I will stop what I am doing in the house and go outside and there will be a beautiful rainbow. I will often get a feeling to get someone flowers or a card “for no reason” only to find out after I give them that my friend had been quietly going through a hard time or that it was their birthday. Or I will hug someone on a whim and be told that they really needed that because of a sorrow they are experiencing. Jeff, my husband, always seems to come home with flowers on the day I am struggling with an issue. What made him buy those flowers on that day? Intuition. We call it intuition, but, I think that it is guidance from the spirit realm. Louisa backs this theory up with all the interviews she has put together in her book about psychics that we are indeed guided from the other side. 

What are your stories of intuition? Please share them here!!

Follow the embedded links to find out more about Louisa Oakley Green and her book Loitering at the Gate to Eternity

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GVK and Julie Genovese delve into the Divine part 2

Welcome back wtih Julie Genovese and connecting with the Divine! Why do we resist what we know will keep us connected? It is very important for me to meditate on a daily basis. Yet sometimes, I just check out and watch TV until very late and then I am “too tired” to meditate. Yet, when I go to bed, I am restless. Why? Because I have not given my soul it’s important time to have a conscious contact with All That Is. Julie, Megan and I all agree that ritual is a very important part of connecting with our Higher Selves and the Divine. Recently, I was doing some deep soul writing with Janet Conner’s The Lotus and The Lily. The word Yahweh came to me over and over and over ~ it was non stop! I had no idea what this word was or what it meant, so I looked it up and I discovered that it is the original Hebrew name for God!! Well, I knew that I was being called by the Divine and that was very powerful for me because it means that the Divine is as excited to connect with me as I am with It…

check out the meditation cd that we talked about: I AM by Wayne Dyer 

and to find out more about Julie Genovese   www.nothingshortofjoy.com

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GVK and Julie Genovese, delve into the Divine ~ part 1

GVK  and Julie talked at length about staying connected to the divine while we live our busy lives. This topic will come up often because of how busy we truly are. Whether we are parents of children, parents to animals, helping our older parents, practicing our career choices or any of the other katrillion things we focus on, How do we get still? How do we hear the still and Divine voice within?  Julie brought up the very excellent and True fact that each experience in life brings us closer to being on purpose. When I look at each job, each experience (even the painful ones!) and each person I see how they have added to the fabric of my tapestry of life. Remembering that fact helps me stay connected because I Know that it is all interwoven. And when I Know that in my heart, then I can continue to shift my focus to the Light or to the Divine. And I have learned, it is a choice. But, no matter what the choice is, each one brings in rich experiences and we add it into our information file of being human. I have definately chosen to walk away from the Light in my life. I needed to experinece that as a soul to understand the contrast between Light and Dark. I also needed to understand and learn to love my own Dark parts so that I could integrate them into my Light. Here is a list of some of our favorite spiritual leaders that we reference on the podcast:

Abraham Hicks, Wayne Dyer, and Thich Nhat Hanh 

Remember that Julie Genovese, is the author of Nothing Short of Joy. Follow the embedded links to learn more about Julie and buy her book!

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