Category: healing

GVK explores deep spirituality

Christina Lundberg, Buddhist Film maker, and I explored the upside of a deep spiritual practice.  Because here is the fact of life~

It is our Divine birthright to Know and radiate our Higher Selves.

But, how do we move into that birthright? We move past self grasping.  We move out of the quest for self and into the Knowing of our Higher Self.  That, my friends, takes practice.  And for me, it is practice toward the goal of the Self that keeps me from losing my mind sometimes.

Learn about Christina’s incredible film, For the benefit of all beings, about Garchen Rinpoche and his powerful message

I lived half of my life thinking that everything that I saw with my eyes, felt with my emotions, and touched with my hands was all that there was for me to experience. Then I woke up. But, oh, that slumber was painful.  Because I think that I knew that there was something else ~ something bigger, more profound, more beautiful  ~ when I was little and I pushed it all down out to get away from the things that I could not explain.  That becomes the malady of our human~ness. We come here Knowing, then forget and sometimes never wake up. And that seems so silly to me! Why don’t we keep that remembering??? Sigh. I do not know. But, I do know that when I woke up out of that numbing pain, I was free.  And in that freedom of Spirit, I began to thrive instead of survive.

And that’s the goal right? To thrive. To share our unique light with this world. To become good shepherds to our Earth and to each other.  Because when we share our Light we receive more Light and so it goes, ad infinitum…

GVK moves through the pain with Chris Grosso

The topic of pain has been haunting me~do we need pain for deep spiritual development?  And if so, WHY? I thought that Chris Grosso, author of the Indie Spiritualist and the upcoming Everything Mind, was one of the best people to bang that around with. Why? Well, because like me, Chris has been to hell and came out on the other side pretty damn spiritually awake.

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Thich Nhat Hanh speaks of be present in every moment of life, even the painful ones. When we are present, we Know the gift of life. And with that gift, there is joy and pain. I have come to realize, is that avoiding pain only deepens it. Instead, I must be present in that pain. And in the experiencing and allowing of that pain, I can then m-o-v-e through it. I must understand it, where does it come from? Is it even mine?? Being an empath, I find at times that I am experiencing pain that has no origin in my life. I have to ask the questions and follow where they lead me. That is the process of moving through it.

In that fashion, I learn how to love all aspects of my life and that brings me closer to fellow beings. It gives me a deeper look at my own humanity. And that leads to deeper awakenings. And in that, I can then look around me with less judgment and less restriction. I can come into deeper Oneness with all that is around me. Oneness with All That Is. Ram Dass, Chris’s favorite spiritual leader, puts it like this~

“As we grow in our consciousness, there will be more compassion and more love, and then the barriers between people, between religions, between nations will begin to fall. Yes, we have to beat down the separateness.”

With that, at least for now, I have my answer. The pain brings us closer to the compassion of another’s path. It opens us to humility and moves us deeper into Awareness. It makes it easier for judgment to fall away and see the Truth of our True Self…

GVK and Jack Canfield get there from here

 

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Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles ~ how to get from where you are to where you want to be  & Chicken Soup for the Soul,  is standing in the Light. He is no different than anybody else in the world, except that he takes the principles that he has discovered through life’s challenges and applies them. He creates his universe in a positive way.

How do we get there from here? The is an age-old question that seems to allude us, when in reality, getting there is a lot easier than you think!

You Can get there from here...by Kristin Ace

And sometimes I forget that Truth. The tools are available and they’re all around me, yet, I get wrapped up in the drama of whatever story I am involved in, thinking that it is my only reality. Forgetting is a human malady. And in order to remember that I am a Divine Being, I must center and calm myself. I must stop the chatter of my ego brain telling me “how it is” and come into the Knowing of how it can be. I do that by meditating, connecting to the Earth and receiving the council of others.

As I have moved through life, I have been shown how each event informs the next. I have seen how, through experiences, I can shift away from things that bring me sorrow and move into a place of honor and joy.  I have used the tools presented along the way to get there. Jack Canfield gives us a his remedy for getting there. Why not pick it up and begin your journey toward standing in the Light…


GVK floats through life

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There are two sayings

wear life like a loose garment & floating down the river of life

that do not come easily to me, and actually, they are something that I have to work at. What a paradox~to work on keeping loose. It takes consciousness and awareness because I get so invested in what’s happening around me that I forget that I am Divinely guided. And in the forgetting, I don’t tap into that eternal love and wisdom.  So instead, I find myself wearing life like a straitjacket and practically drowning as I bumble down the river of life!

I sat in that place of forgetting through my teen years.  Life was constantly tightening it’s hold & pulling me under until I began blotting it all out with drugs and alcohol. It was a time of slumber and sorrow, an experiment in “alone~ness”. In my 20’s I started to find my way back into remembering. It was a long journey for me. There were many illusions to break free from. There were many lies that my ego nurtured to keep me in a place of fear and pain.

Now that I sit in a place of Knowing, I only step into forgetfulness occasionally. But, oh, boy, but when I do, the waters of the river overtake me and I am in that straight jacket fighting for my life. Thankfully, I have a powerful support team in place who remind me of my tools~meditation, good friendships who provide wonderful sounding boards, my deep connection to the power of All That Is and the love that surrounds me.

From there, I can be responsible for my actions and for what my part in a particular drama of life is. Because, I have to be willing to look at myself and move into a higher vibration if I want to float with ease.  And while this does take work, I promise you that it leads to a life of ease and grace. You won’t find it so easy to put on that straightjacket anymore.  And then, my friends, we can slip into that rolling river and loosely, gently float down it. We move from surviving to thriving.

sending you love as you roll down the river of life

 Photo by Michael Hicks

GVK heals the heart

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What happens when we open our hearts? Well, when we open our hearts, all the things that we have kept inside come pouring out. And we find that a great many of those things have contributed to making us feel small, hurt and scared. We discover pain, sorrow, resentments and anger.

And then something miraculous happens. You make room. You make room to replace those lower vibrational feeling/experiences with the opposite. You make room for love and light, healing and rebalancing. And then you remember that you are Divine. You remember that you have a right to feel joy and prosperity, to live on a clean earth, to eat healthy food AND you have a right to prosper.

So, that is why I found Kate Bartolotta, author of Heart Medicine ~ write your story, heal your heart ~ simply profound. She guides us to write our story and heal our hearts.

tone, balance and open your heart chakra right here

I have written down pieces of my story and performed them in solo shows ( Baby, Oh Baby & You CAN get there from here…). Some of it is damn funny and some of it is heartbreaking. I thought if I shared my story with people they would understand that no matter how deep into hell you’ve gone, you can Always find your way back into the light. Into Love. I know this because I am proof. I had no idea that I would actually be healing myself when I told the stories. But heal and transmute I did. So, take the tool that Kate shares with her book. Write your story and heal your heart. And then begin again with Love…

GVK speaks up about the Divine Feminine

It is time for the Divine Feminine to be heard

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The Divine Feminine must come into balance and equalize the world. As this happens, more and more behaviors/comments that were once thought of as common place will shift.  And it is the words of the powerfully eloquent Cheyane Reisner that will change how the feminine is viewed! Cheyane is a senior at Skidmore College, and get ready world, because she is going to change it for the better!

The Silence That Screams

by Cheyane Reisner

I’m grateful for the young women who come up behind me, for the women who went before me and for my own generation who continue to embolden the Divine Feminine. I wonder what my life would’ve been like had I been able to speak my truth so profoundly at a younger age. My confusion and anger over how I was perceived as a young woman often left me feeling powerless and from that feeling, I could not find my voice in a way that could awaken those around me. Not so anymore.

Language is so important and carries it’s vibration out into the world in a profound way. If we are allowing others to treat us, whether it be the entire female sex, one of our sisters, or frankly, anyone in a belittling manner, we allow that energy to feed degradation throughout the planet.

When we empower the feminine voice here in the United States, we do so for our sisters throughout the world. So we must focus on elevating our thoughts and comments. It is time for us to move out of the stone age mentality that has kept the imbalance of feminine and masculine power so off kilter…

GVK gets into healthy relationships

Our lives are full on about relationship on every level

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And Adam Sheck, The Passion Doctor,  wants you to become more intimate, more honest and more real in your relationships. I do too!

From the relationship of a life partner to our relationship with our environment and the earth which we live on, we must learn to become intimate.

I learned to change the paradigm of the over and over and over again bad relationship after a huge wake up call. I started having anger blackouts. Only a few seconds here and there, but, it scared the crap out of me. I just couldn’t take it anymore and needed to change.

Everyone’s wake up call is different, but, after those little episodes, my threshold for emotional pain got super low. I decided that I was worth more than the “disapproving type” of person that I was allowing into my sacred circle. In fact, I realized that I was the sacred circle and I needed to surround myself with Divinity.

As we shed our fears and really begin to know ourselves from a Divine perspective, we learn to make healthier choices. Each choice that supports our Divine Self echoes out into the world and supports other Divine energy. That energy will move toward you and support your shift toward Health and Love…

20 minute free session with Adam Sheck when you mention that you heard him on GVK 

GVK gets a body, mind & soul workout


Sun-SalutationHow do we move out of the darkness and heed the call of the Divine?  What makes some people wake up while others still slumber? I believe that we all have that call of the divine inside of us and I believe we are being sent signals every day to open up to our Divinity.  And let me be very clear here, we are all Divine beings.

So, the question is will you be open enough to hear to respond to shift? Greg Crawford is where those people who opened to the call and shifted. He is the owner of My Training Gym and the author of The Brain Detox. He helps people make a body, mind and soul shift. When he found himself sitting in a jail cell, he looked at the path he had taken to get to that place and said “no more” ~

Greg shifted his perspective

You know the saying “the cards were stacked against them”? I can honestly say that by the time I was in my 20s, I thought  I was one of those people. My parents didn’t have money, I didn’t go to a prestigious college, I didn’t know the right people to become a famous actress, I couldn’t afford the training ~ bla, bla, bla.  The list of excuses that I had to not be magnificent was endless. But, the truth is that I had given up hope. However!

the Divine never gave up hope on me

I thought I was alone but when I looked backward, really looked, I saw all the people who stepped up to help me  and all the situations that had actually gone my way and seeing that shifted my perspective.  It enabled me to find a ray of hope and step onto a different path. I say these things to you because  you can reach a higher path always. You can take the next step in shifting to a higher perspective, body, mind and soul…

GVK has a Celestial Conversation


shutterstock_205025818-249x300When Lo Anne Mayer left the Green Diva studio after our conversation, I was floating on air. Not only did she bring with her that the absolute energy of the angels, but, the #Angels themselves were floating all around us.

to find out more about Lo Anne Mayer visit her on Facebook at ~ Celestial Conversations

Everybody has either lost somebody who is dear to them or knows somebody who has lost somebody who is dear to them.

Death is a part of our life here on earth

at least for now anyway. I know life is everlasting because energy doesn’t die and it reforms with reincarnation.  But,  when someone transitions to the spirit world, you can no longer hold their hand, touch their face, hug them and pull the smell that is unique only to them into your senses.

Yes, you can communicate with them but it’s different and with that difference comes a longing, a sadness an emptiness. Lo Anne was intimately acquainted with those feeling when her mother passed. And on top of that, she also had unresolved feelings around the relationship that she and her mother did Not have.  And so she created a way of reaching out to her mother through Celestial Conversations that helped her not only heal her relationship with her mother but bring it to the new level of understanding and love.

I was so lucky to have a year with my father before he died that was non~confrontational.  It was the first time that I could ever remember us just sitting and enjoying each other. I believe my father had a spiritual awakening before he died and I was blessed to be part of that awakening. I was blessed that he was able to help me heal my own pain about our relationship as he healed his.

He comes to see me all the time from the spirit world; whether it’s golf related (because he loved golf ) or as many of you know, in his Hawk form. But, I’ll never get to hug him or hear the timber of his voice again because he was James R. Ace on this earth only once. Just like I’m only Kristin Ace once. I feel happy that we had that year together as father and daughter. And even though he comes to visit all the time and I communicate with him in that way, Celestial Conversations is now a tool in my toolbox…

have a Celestial Conversation with this podcast

GVK on Gratitude

Talking to Michael Green, the executive director of Center for Envrionmental Health, about gratitude reminded me of when I was young and life hadn’t gotten complicated yet. I used to lay on the grass for hours and look up at the clouds. Did you ever do that? God, I loved the smell of the grass.  The clouds swirled and moved and changed, becoming new things, and I made up stories about them. Then the wind would blow,  the leaves would rustle, and the locusts would whine…it was Heaven on Earth.

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I didn’t know it then, but, that was my first experience with Gratitude. I was fully present in every aspect the experience and it filled me with an inner peace. I breathed it in with joy.  I believe that  gratitude is absolutely the path to the Divine.

With the fullness of our lives, the little things go by without a thought.  Yet there are trillions of miracles happening within you every moment to be grateful for.  Do you think about it when your white blood cells rush to that paper cut and heroically fight off infection? Do you think about the hundreds of muscles that move in sync as you walk up a set of stairs?

There are many things to be grateful for.  In most cases, when I am struggling, I am forgetting to be grateful.  Gratitude is not just some singsongy thing to say, it is the actual base with which we propel ourselves forward.  We cannot move forward if we are not in gratitude for where we are in the moment, even if its the bad stuff.

Maya Angelou said to say thank you for all of it

Because without all of it we don’t advance. We don’t get to where we are in this moment. And right now, I’m back lookin’ at the clouds ~ wanna join me?