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GVK gets nutritious


“Food, glorious, food…” is one of my favorite songs from the musical Oliver and I sang it to my kids when they were little and hangin’ with me in the kitchen.

Who doesn’t love yummy, amazing food?

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But! what happens when that yummy, amazing food isn’t really good for us or we don’t even know that it’s not good for us? Well, now we get to the meat of why eating can be very emotional. And that is why it was so great having Sheree Druskin and Caren Laboy of The Nutritious Moms to chat with on GVK! Both were educated at the IIN ~ Institute for Ingegrative Nutrition ~ and have taken that education out into the world to wake us up about our food intake.

We talked about alternatives to sugar (coconut sugar ~ who knew!??) and what organic means once it has been shipped around the world. The Nutritious Moms started because their children were getting waaaaay to much sugar at school. Sheree and Caren realized that food education was in need & not just for the children, but also, for the adults.

One thing for sure, is that the problem starts with the adults. A girlfriend of mine tried to get sugar parties taken out of her school system. Her daughter was coming home and having huge emotional sugar crashes and couldn’t focus because every day it was someone’s birthday party. When she brought this issue up for awareness she was literally shunned and castigated by the fellow parents! Geesh! That gives us a clue as to how emotional food is for us. And for me,

I need to be vigilant about what I am putting in my mouth and why

Slowly, over time, I’ve learned a lot about nutrition. I know now what my body needs and what it doesn’t. I have also learned that sometimes, even though I know that something isn’t great for me, I eat it anyway. Sigh. But the consequences no longer feel worth it. When I am mindful about my food, I am clear, focused and unruffled. I am living my Higher Self. And that feeling/being has become more important than covering up an uncomfortable feeling or running from my ego fears…

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GVK finds it’s authentic self with Ira Israel

“You are perfect and there is room for improvement” is the Jack Kornfield quote that Ira Israel started off our conversation with on GVK!  Our topic was being your authentic self and it is Ira’s passion. His enthusiasm for helping his clients do exactly that was exciting to say the least! AND! he has an amazing new Beginners Guide To Meditation dvd that you must check out.

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I got all revved up thinking about how

I had tried NOT to be me for such a long time,

because being me made people uncomfortable. Both Green Diva Megan and I know the struggles of having to find our way with being our authentic self. There are many different ways to jump onto your path to being your authentic self and Ira shared that DW Winnicott, the book Primal Scream, and Adam Grant’s Give And Take were in his top ten.

to connect with Ira Israel please visit the embedded link below

www.iraisrael.com

The best way to be your authentic self is to know who you are.  We cannot share our Light in the world if we don’t know what our light is. So often people tell us what they think is right for us, their hopes and their dreams and their desires. It is time to put all of that down and ask yourself who am I? Not what your parents hopes and dreams are for you or not the compromises you’ve made along the way to get you where you are now.  But, what are your dreams? What are your likes & dislikes? What do you love?  What do you hate? What sparks your soul with passion? Sit with yourself, ask these questions and start making a list. Find out who you are for you and then start on the path to becoming you.  The real you.  The Divine you.

My parents did not, did not, did not want me to go into acting.

I tried other things to make them happy, but, nothing in the world helped me express the bigness of what I felt as well as acting. So acting is where I focused myself for a long time. Then came the day that acting could no longer contain me. I came to realize that acting was not who I was, it was something that I did. It was a tool to facilitate who I was.

I know, today, that my authentic self is a catalyst. I lead people, organizations, situations into change. The people, places and things around me will change and that’s just the way it is. Being the catalyst is not always comfortable, but, it is who I am it is what I do. Instead of bemoaning this as I used to, I embrace my gift. I bring about positive change in all that I do ~ even in myself, because, as Ira said, I “follow my dharma”!

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GVK and Venus enhancement

Who doesn’t want a bit of Venus enhancement!!!?

Seriously! Venus is the ruler of Love, Money and Creativity and we could all use a boost in those departments after this last Mercury Retrograde ~ whew! And what makes this so amplified is that Neptune is in on the gig! There is great opportunity for manifesting in the early part of November and

using copper will enhance the power of Venus exponentially.

Kathy Kerston, GVK’s astrologer extraordinaire, strongly suggests using EFT (emotional freedom technique) while working on manifestation with the planets. EFT uses tapping to put suggestions in place on the major meridians of the body, therefore you work, body, mind and soul as you manifest.

Here a few things that will help you navigate the astrological world ~

*Jupiter rules faith and optimism and expansion

*A trine is a harmonious angle between the planets involved ~ example: Venus trine Neptune. Because Neptune is the higher octave of Venus the gifts of Venus are expanded in a beneficial way

*A conjunction means that the planets are sitting together. A friendly conjunction would be when the two planets are of the same mind. The Sun shines beneficial rays and Venus empowers it with her gifts

*A square is a tension aspect that forces action. It can be beneficial or a little disconcerting

reach out to Kathy Kerston for your own personal reading or healing

www.kathykerston.com

I have always been interested in the planets and the stars. In another life, I am certain I was an astronomer of sorts.  When I went to college I didn’t have a great deal of guidance and I wasn’t one to pay attention to things in the 3D world back then. I took what I thought was going to be an astrology class for my science credit~yes, I actually believed that astrology was offered as a science credit. Most likely because that is what I wanted to believe and again, I really didn’t pay too much attention to the details back then. I’ll have to tell you about my early driving years someday!  Anyway, imagine my confusion when I got the lecture hall and saw an equation the length of the board on it! I did, however, find the class fascinating, that is until I had to figure out the equations. Sigh, well, that class made it very clear to me that in this lifetime, I had better stick to acting ~ hahaha!!

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GVK body series~ being present with your body

Your body is not just this thing that you can see and feel. It is actually much larger in it’s energetic field.  That energetic field sends out messages that hit people before they even get an arms length away from you! Do you realize that you are constantly interacting with other people even if you don’t talk to them? So, what are you saying to them about you? Are you awake to it or are you still sleeping?

At GVK we constantly talk about meditation.  When you take the quiet time to be with Spirit you will learn to see yourself from that perspective.  Once we experience ourselves in the Divine, a switch flips on and then you will have to work at turning it off.  And now that it is on, try experiencing your body as Divine.

It is time to consider not just what you can see about your body, but, what you energetically put out from that body. And more importantly what you are putting out with your mind.  It is time to be present with what your body needs.  And it is time to be aware of what you are saying to yourself about your body inside your head.  Because what you say about yourself is what you are energetically projecting into your world.  And what you project into your world is the universe that you are creating.  Every minute of every moment of your life.  You are in control, so take it to the next level!!

Try starting small.  Try just finding one thing about yourself that you absolutely love! There has to be at least one thing. Now focus on that thing and move out from there.  If there are things to change, goooo  s  l  o  w.  Take it one thing at a time.  If it is weight loss, find a method that is sustainable.  If it is health renewal, find the right practitioner to support your body and you mind and your spirit.  Change the paradigm of how you have been reacting to this body of yours into a place of responding to the messages that your are constantly receiving.  And most of all, Know that you are and deserve the love that supports your whole system of Being…

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GVK does body talk from a Higher perspective

Why does it seem to me that we are we always talking about the body… well because in this society, we really are.  And the focus is usually negative ~ we are too skinny, too fat, our teeth aren’t white enough, we need this pill for this and that pill for that, we need that medical procedure to fix this but it will hurt that ~ SIGH.

At GVK we want to focus on the positive things regarding our bodies.  Let’s celebrate these houses of our souls!  Sure, there are things that I want to change, but, the question comes as “why”?  Is it from a health standpoint, a love standpoint or a “should” standpoint?  I prefer the love standpoint myself.  I’m no different than anyone else.  I have gotten caught up in what society tells me is beauty.  I spent years on that little treadmill by letting other people tell me what was wrong with me.  I’m too little, too short, too skinny, too curvy, too pretty, ears are too big, nose is too pointy, teeth are too small.  I spent so long wanting longer legs, curly hair, blonder hair, deeper blue eyes ~ Oh    My     God!  It was relentless.  And what makes it worse is that I took it all in as Truth.

This body held up to brutal beatings throughout high school,  endured 25 years of intense ballet training and gymnastics rigor, sustained me through massive drug and alcohol abuse, and then on top of all that, brought me two incredibly beautiful, courageous, spectacular, Divine children.  And, you know what? I am so grateful for this magnificant machine!  Because the direction I was pushing my physical self into could have left me very, very, very unhealthy, yet my body maintained. And then I woke up. This is the body that I chose.  This is the body I’m here to work with and frankly, I think I chose well.  I tell my kids, who tower over me, I pack a lot of power into this little body!  I have been known to blow the circuits of people around me with what comes out of this little body.

Now that I am off the treadmill, I want to focus on how much I love this aspect of my existence here on earth, how can I support it and how can I nurture it so that my soul has the freedom to sing the song that it is meant to sing!  I desire that my soul and my body work together as a team because while I am a spiritual being having a human experience, part of that experience is my body.  So I have to feed it well.  I have to give it enough rest.  I have to love it for what it is so that love emanates out from me.  Because with that kind of love I find a peace about my own self that I had not experienced through my teens, 20’s, or even my early 30’s.  You don’t have to wait that long ~ start now.  Love where you are now and if you want to make a change, make it from that place of love.  I promise you that your world will brighten and lighten in magical ways…

GVK gets self love support from the planets and Kathy Kerston

Kathy Kerston joins GVK this week to fill us in on what to pay attention to in the glorious month of October 2014.  We’ve got some serious support from our planets this month around seeing our True selves. 

I had no idea that Kathy was going to support the GVK current theme of self love when she sat down to record!  It is always such a joy when the Universe puts everything in alignment for me.  And I am filled with gratitude that the Universe fully supports our trek into this subject.

Both Megan and I have been shedding ~ beliefs, fears, ideas and self sabotage to sit more deeply in self love.  Kathy tells us that the planets are moving into place with the upcoming full moon to encourage us on our quest to knowing ourselves from the Divine perspective, or in other workd, to Know ourselves from a place of Truth.

I spent years of my life on the beam ~ fearlessly being me, and then worrying that my me~ness would alienate people.  So, then I would tone it down, dim the light, soften the impact of me.  Sigh.  It was a painful process to live in.  I can say for the record, that I have jumped off that beam and am Trusting that the Universe wants me to be fully Me and no one else.  I am grateful that the planets will be supporting me through the last vestiges of the shedding process.  I have been riding the air waves for a long time, but, now, I am ready to navigate them, utilize them and become one with them.  

To quote  one of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite passages from William Earnest Henley’s poem, Invictus ~ 

I am the master of my fate,

I am the captain of my soul.

to learn more about Kathy Kerston and receive an astrological reading/healing, please visit

www.kathykerston.com

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GVK makes a choice with Julie Genovese

The last time I had Julie Genovese, author of Nothing Short of Joy, in the studio, we talked about be~lie~f systems.  The beliefs that hold you down or back or hostage.  Today we talked about the opposite.  Because once we realize that it is our beliefs that are working against us, then we can choose to change them.

reach out to Julie Genovese and bask in her positivity at~

www.nothingshortofjoy.com

My son always gets annoyed with me because I believe we can change anything.  He says that he lives in “reality” (hahaha, teens know Everything!).  Well, I lived in “reality” for a long, long, very sad time and today I live in what I call “possibility.”  So much nicer!!

Why is it so hard to believe that good things will happen?  Well, I suppose if you read the newspaper and watch the news and pay attention to world events even a little bit, you will be mired in fear.  And what if you don’t even do those things?  What if you carry the sad events of the past around like a comfortable old friend.  You know, the friend who likes you just a bit unsteady so they can feel better about themselves?  Yeah, that friend.  I sure did loooove that friend for a long time.  I carried that brutal teen story with me, nurtured it, and fed it.  Because of that teen experience, I believed that all of life was a scary place so I carried that fear with me.  I projected it out and I perpetuated it with my energy.

I didn’t even know that I was creating a universe of fear ~ the very thing I was trying to get away from!  I believed that I was alone, even though I had been receiving Divine messages since my earliest childhood memory!

So! we are at this place where we have to make a decision ~ are we going to believe things to keep us in the state of fear which keeps us in the grip of ego and away from the Divine? or are we going to look really look and really listen to the Divinity that is all around us?  Are we going to choose to believe in the things that support us or diminish us?

Today, and for many years now, I choose the Divine as a conscious practice.  From there, and only from that place of Divinity, can I then perpetuate and vibrate out love and truth.  My truth?  That’s going to be different than your truth, but, the Truth of the Divine is always love and that love is available 24/7 and it is our birthright!  

So take some time listen to the podcast and start practicing beliefs that support your joy, that support your essence, and that support the love of the Divine and then just watch how your life transforms…

GVK enters the Void

Who likes to wait? Ugh, definitely not me!  Now add waiting in the “dark” and I can become a full blown maniac of need. I move fast, think fast and create fast.  But, the reality is that my Higher Self needs me to be quiet sometimes.  And by quiet, I mean in a black out curtain room, with sound mufflers on my ears and weights on my body quiet (my Higher Self is not very subtle ~ hahaha, no surprise).  And I will be the first to tell you that I have found each of these quiet times quite challenging.  Until I found my way into acceptance.

Lots of people will know this quiet as, “the hallway” ~ I call it the Void.  The Void, in Native American belief is where it all began.  And by it, I mean all of it, including Great Spirit (also known as God, All That Is, Allah, etc).  The void is where all possibility is.  It is the unknown.  And while it can be frustrating while you are in it, I guarantee that something exciting, beautiful, wondrous will come at the end of it.  The key to moving through the Void is…yes ~ acceptance.

I don’t know the reason why we have pain or confusion or feel stuck.  I do know that it seems to be part of the process of evolving, transmuting and healing.  And I  know that when I move out of that space, something life changing is always waiting for me.  And while I know that I desire to move upward with ease, to shift without pain, it hasn’t seemed to happen that way to often. 

So, until I am zipping upward with the ease of a bird in flight, I must Trust that my Higher Self is managing this aspect of my life with love and that I am in good hands.  I have witnessed miracles while in the Void ~ dead willow branches sprouting roots, flowers growing in with no light or water, Spirit visits, premonitory dreams.  Coming out of it I have experienced heart healing, creative jumps, heightened awareness, psychic jumps and more.  But, to get there, at least so far, I had to enter the Void…

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GVK gets moonstruck with astrologer Kathy Kerston

Grandmother Moon oh, Grandmother Moon, what a glorious moon You are!  She watches over us, moving the tides and lighting our way in the evening.  Some years ago, my family of four found ourselves at the end of our proverbial rope.  We were on top of a mountain, after a lovely afternoon hike, as the sun set! We had to make our way down a mountain in the dark. The kids were 8 and 5.  We couldn’t see the trail signs and we were beyond scared.  I moved us ahead listening to my inner voice as a guide and it took all  my concentration not to FREAK out.  Just as we came to a place that was beyond dangerous, that inner voice told me to move to my left. As I did, the Moon in all her glory gently emerged from a cloud to guide me and my family to safety. Whew!

This was not the first time Grandmother Moon came to my rescue.  One of my soul sister’s, Jillian, and I came under the influence of a super moon in our 20’s.  We were both down on our luck and not sure which step to take to move beyond where we had taken our lives at that point.  We sat outside on the steps of her parent’s house and became inspired by what we called “Cosmos Moon” (from the movie Moonstruck)  We drank too much, cried a lot and then laughed until our sides literally hurt.  We began the process of healing that night…

And why am I waxing poetic about the moon???

Because the super moon has just passed and this moon has a deep meaning.  And what better way to understand our cosmos than astrology!  It is such a fabulous tool to understand things outside of ourselves and ultimately to bring it back home to within ourselves.  Kathy Kerston, Astrologer and Metaphysician could hold your attention for hours with her knowledge and practice.  She gives us such an in-depth overview of the past super moon and the new moon coming up, so get your pens ready to take down all the information from the podcast.

To learn more about Kathy Kerston and book a reading with her, please visit ~ www.kathykerston.com

To learn more about the things we discussed please follow the embedded links below ~

EFT

Celestine Prophecy

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GVK explores the bs of beliefs with Julie Genovese

Belief Systems, or BS, as our dear friend Julie Genovese, likes to call it and I wholeheartedly agree.  As my spiritual practice deepened, I noticed that I would say things and not know if that was how I truly felt.  So, I started exploring my thoughts, and most of them were about my own self, and discovered that most of those beliefs were placed there by another. 

We come into this world ready and excited for the human adventure.  We are fresh from our Higher Self, All That Is and our Guides.  We are shiny and prepared.  Then life begins to happen and all the things we knew before we came drift away. We get caught up in the drama unfolding.  We experience pain, sorrow, love, joy, disappointment and triumph.  And we be~lie~ve that this is all there is.  We be~lie~ve the stories that people tell us about ourselves and forget that we are Divine.

Well, my friends, it is time to REMEMBER!  Take a look at those dusty and moldy ideas that others put upon you and Know your Divine Self.  Who put them there and when? More often than not, you will find that the be~lie~f is one from a very young and tender age. Throw it all out and start fresh from the viewpoint of Divinity.  From that place, you will come to know your worth.  You will come to understand how sacred your journey is and that no one can have this particular journey besides you.

Doing this type of thinking, living, Being takes practice at first.  Always it takes consciousness.  We must be aware of how we represent our energy in the world because what we put out in the world is the only true thing that we have control over…xoK

to find out more about Julie Genovese, author of Nothing Short of Joy, please follow the embedded link ~ www.nothingshortofjoy.com

to find out more about Abraham Hicks, please follow the embedded link ~ http://www.abraham-hicks.com/lawofattractionsource/index.php

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