Category: inspiration

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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GVK reminds you to take a break!

Everyone needs a break. We think that we have to do, do, do and that if we take a break, then things will all fall apart. I promise you that they will not. And, taking a break doesn’t always mean going away for a length of time. You can take a break Every day!

It is so important to get quiet and RECIEVE .  If we do not give ourselves quiet time to go within, we will miss out on the connection with the Divine voice within.  For sure, for me, that Divine Voice has been very loud sometimes, but, that voice is most typically subtle and quiet.

link to Megan’s meditationhttp://thegreendivas.com/downloads/green-divas-peace-meditation-series-tech-time/

To find out more about what we touched on please visit the embedded links below

Red Rock Ranch ~ www.theredrockranch.com 

365 Tao 

Animal Speak  

Medicine Cards

It is in the quiet that I learn to listen to the messages that can not get through constant chatter that goes on all around me.  It seems to me that one of the human malady’s is forgetting. I forget how blessed I am. I forget that love surrounds me everywhere and not just within my family and friends. Spirit is always sending me messages of love and encouragement, but, when I am in the busy chatter of ego, I don’t hear or see it.  Just yesterday, I was thinking of giving up on an endeavor that I have just begun. I was feeling discouraged and then I flipped the radio station and a song that always reminds me of my Dad was playing. He was there, encouraging me not to give up, to stay the course and achieve this goal.  A Blessing!

I promised to tell you what the praying mantis totem meant, so here it is ~ it is a call to go within, into the stillness to open ourselves up to prophecy. Praying Mantis helps us with that call for it is the master of stillness. This stillness can help us with healing and creativity. How fabulous she showed up on the day of this podcast! Coincedence? I think not!

Receiving helps me to give freely. I have a big and busy life, but, I must give my self time to be with Spirit, so that I have the energy to be present in that life. Taking a break allows us to strip away the illusions of who our ego tells us we are and let’s us experience our true Divine Selves…

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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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