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GVK soothes the inner child with Carolyn Riker

gvk-final-01The words of Carolyn Riker wash over me like a warm ocean wave. What she can do with words makes my soul sing. So! imagine my thrill when she came onto the show so that we could chat about the inner child.

Your inner child is a very active and vibrant part of your everyday life. And if you are not in touch with that inner child, that child will be running show and you won’t even know. Ever have an emotion well up that is so powerful that you can’t breathe? Yup, that’s your inner child needing to be heard. There is a saying “if it’s hysterical, then it is historical” ~ meaning that the issue that has brought you to your knees it is from your past.

The inner child ~ profound, unveiled, un~inhibited, free and shining ~ that’s how we come onto this earth. The child inside all of us has things to say; whether it’s joy and rainbows or sorrow from a pain that they did not understand. The first time I connected with my inner child, she reminded me that I that I love to lay on the grass and watch the clouds go by so,I brought that practice back into my life.

It is vastly important to begin the dialogue with that inner child because whether you know it or not that inner child drives your decisions, your feelings and your reactions. Unless you and that child are working together as a team and that child knows that it is loved and honored, you will find yourself reacting to things as if you were that child!

After my conversation with Carolyn, my husband called to discuss the school situation that we handled for my daughter just the day before. There’s still a great deal of emotion surrounding it and how she is experiencing her teen life. I stepped out of the car walked up to the door, and there, in my garden, were four goldfinches! My guardian angel shows up as the goldfinch. And because I am in communion with my inner child, she is always helping me to take pause and look around. And when I do, I see the wonder that only a child can see. I see that gift of reassurance from Mother Nature…xoK

Carolyn’s Poem
Nothing could take her from her daydreams
I saw her today.
We sat in a distant memory.
Quietly I watch her contemplate the universe; she held it in her eyes.
The cotton dress appeared sunny and her hair firmly tied until she could set it free.
She might have been about three. The apple of youth had fallen too soon from her favorite tree.
She sat closely with the stars and felt the earth move through her feet.
Nothing could take her from her daydreams.
Each blink we had was in rhythm; I felt her breath remove a pane of glass from my heart.
And in the softest voice I could find in my mind I told her how much I loved her.
She whispered back with eyelashes laced in morning dew, I love you too. I’m glad we made it this far.

To read more of Carolyn Riker’s profound work check out her blog 

Hold My Hand by Hootie and the Blowfish

GVK’s storytelling about beginnings

gvk-final-01The Phoenix is one of my totems in life and I completely identify with being reborn from the ashes of the past. It is fierce,  bursting into life with determination, grace, fire and beauty.  It is magical and knows the power of beginning.

When I was younger, my beginnings were sooooo messy! Mostly because I experienced some very scary changes that lead to some very long stretches of me not being safe physically or emotionally. So! I started to associate beginnings with fear and went into new things either kicking and screaming or diving in with out looking around to see if there was any water to dive into.  I dove into some deep empty wells in my younger years!  And with those experiences building a repertoire in my psyche, I found myself floundering; bouncing here and there and everywhere.  I always felt like I would just fly off into space.

What brought me back into my body was a natural fierceness that I had always held, but, had pushed way, way down. When I was younger, that fierceness of life startled and even frightened people. I didn’t know how to contain it and the energy bounded around aimlessly. Slowly, over time, I have come back to the Knowing that there is No containing the fierceness. But, there is a directing /harnessing of it that brings an easy rebirth. A focused and Knowing rebirth.

One of the ways I came into this understanding was listening to Carolyn Myss’s  Energy Anatomy. I know almost nothing of religion, have never read the bible and I knew only one version of Christ’s life story. Then I heard Carolyn’s interpretation of the resurrection and it made my heart sing. I saw where I experienced my own  crucifixion/resurrection in life. I instantly understood that I must choose which aspect of the Christ energy to focused on. I choose resurrection ~ Every Time.

Life is one continual rebirth/resurrection after another and I am grateful to have the gift of choice to celebrate the Rise…xoK

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.”

GVK & Jenn Grosso explore the sacred of everyday

gvksacredTalking with Jenn Grosso, I am filled with hope and renewal. Jenn writes about the perils of the living, on her website and I can identify. Sometimes I am so overwhelmed with the how things appear out in the world, I feel like I can’t get off my couch!

I am horrified by the war on our Mother Earth, on our sacred animals and on our Divine humanity. Even without tuning into the news, I am fully aware of the suffering that is present now. I feel it. Sometimes it feels like it will swallow me whole. I can’t breathe! I fall into the illusion that as one person, I can not possibly affect change.

But then I remember. I remember that we are all Divine and all is in Divine order. I promise you that this is Truth.

Every right action filled with Love will vibrate out a thousand times bigger than it’s original intent.

Every piece of garbage I pick up, cleans our Mother. Every animal I help, saves the endangered. Every act of patience I give my children, heals the abused. Every act of compassion for my fellow beings mitigates the atrocities acted upon us all.

You have a choice. Become powerful with your choice. Change your world by experiencing the sacred in your every movement. Thich Nhat Hanh writes Peace is Every Step. Ram Dass tells us “The thinking mind is what is busy. You have to stay in your heart. You have to be in your heart. Be in your heart. The rest is up here in your head where you are doing, doing, doing.”

By being in your heart, you will find the sacred in the every day

Jenn’s Prayer:

may every step I take today,

be an offering of love

may my unfolding heart

continue to open further

 to let the whole world fit inside 

let it all be done with love

To read more of Jenn’s work, please also visit her on Be You Media Group. Please write your own affirming prayer to take you through your day. Share your Choice with me, share it with my listeners, share it with world…xoK

picture by misimagenesparatublog.blogspot.com/words by Kristin Ace

GVK connects the chakras to soul vows

highSoul-Vows-194x300It is so easy to feel the essence of the Divine when talking with Janet Conner ~ author of Writing Down Your Soul, The Lotus and The Lily, & Soul Vows. She walks her talk or lives what she writes about. And now she is focusing on vows. Soul Vows to be exact.

Janet is offering a 20% discount for her new Soul Vows tele-course. It begins on April 14th at 8pm est. Listen to the podcast for the code word to receive your discount. I look forward to connecting with you there!

What exactly is a vow? Well, I looked it up ~ it means an oath, a pledge, a promise, a bond, a commitment, a covenant. What could be more powerful than a covenant with oneself? I’m not just talking about some words but a covenant . Something sacred, something holy, something that reflects the Divine within ourselves. Lest we forget, and sometimes it sure seems like we have, Janet is here to remind us of our holiness.

Receive a full chakra rebalancing here ~ full chakra toning

We have spent eons cloaked in the darkness. And because of that, we be~lie~ve that we are unholy, unclean, unworthy. Nothing could be further from the Truth. We are sparks of Divinity meant to shine our unique Light onto the world in a positive way. But, we can not shine what we do not know. And that is where Soul Vows come in. It is a tool to accessing the Divine within the self and thus knowing the Higher Self. When you connect that with the chakras, then you have a powerful tool that raises the veil, unlocks the door and initiates your freedom from the dark. You are free from the lie that you are unworthy. It shines the Truth all around you. It shows you your inner Self, your holy Worth, your Divinity. Are you ready? Me too…

GVK explores how animals add to our lives

gvkanimalI loved talking with Uma Valerie Carruthers! Why? Because she is all about how important animals are in our lives. I can’t imagine life without animals. And I don’t just mean domesticated animals, I mean all animals! I love sitting with nature and just listening to the birds, watching the insects scurry, build & burrow,  becoming friends with the squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, skunks or who ever happens to be hanging out in my energy field. Animals are part of the very fiber of my being and utterly important to my existence.

As we awaken, as we become more conscious in our spiritual nature, as we live as spiritual beings as opposed to human beings, we begin to understand that we are connected to everything.  Everything communicates with us as we do with them. The animal world shows up to bring us love, to mirror things we need to transmute and to move us into an elevated vibration. They teach us compassion,  forgiveness and unconditional love~they open our heart chakras.

When I was living in Boston, one of my coworkers came into work crying. I went to comfort her and find out what was wrong. She said that on her way to work she saw a group of people gathered around a large cube of compacted garbage. From inside that cube, were the cries of a cat who had somehow been in the garbage when it was picked up and was then compacted with it, but was still alive. All the people gathered were frantically taking turns ripping the garbage away to get to the cat. The police had been called and they were on their way to help. My coworker had been helping, but, could not stay because she was already late for work. I assured her that people would stay until that cat was free. She went out to the spot at her lunch break ~ the people were gone, the was cat gone and there was a large whole in the garbage cube.

Every person who helped that cat had a heart opening. That cat affected a positive change of love in each and every person who helped it to it’s freedom. Some people opened up to more compassion and love, some people were able to be freed from something that bound them, and some people left with a sense that they matter in this world. Lives were changed. All of them. With the help of one little cat…

GVK explores those reoccurring life experiences

Molly McCord, author, astrologer and modern consciousness teacher reminded me that

we came here to experience all of it

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Sometimes, when I get wrapped up in one of my human experiences, I forget that! Then I start thinking ~ I didn’t sign up for this, but, I know that I did. When an experience/theme keeps repeating itself, it is to remind us that this is a piece to the puzzle of our soul that we want to get clear about, so that we can move on to another level of enlightenment.

Speaking of enlightenment, my soul sister, Jillian, asked me once “Do you think we were ever outlaws in another life?” and I said absolutely! because~

our souls go through iterations of being~ness until we reach enlightenment

I think my intense dislike for authority came in with me so that I could learn how to make change in a positive way. The biggest part of me desires to create powerful positive change in a productive way, yet, there is this small part that wants complete anarchy! I’ve struggled with it all of my life.

Molly tells us that we also bring in themes to help us deal with the more challenging experiences. I believe that. We come in with gifts that help move us along with ease. So, even though I struggle with being an anarchist, the theme of helping others awaken with the tool of communication comes in to assist me on my souls journey. I believe that it is designed for us to triumph. We simply need to focus on what our strengths are, understand our challenges and move forward with a desire to awaken…xoK

GVK’s storytelling about the inner voice

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We all have a Higher Self, an inner knowing, an inner voice. It is part of our Divinity and It connects us to All That Is. When I first starting waking up from my self induced slumber, my inner voice took to bellowing at me to get my attention! Now that I am aware and in tune with the Divine, getting my messages is about getting quiet enough to hear it.

Getting quiet has never been my strong suit.  As a teenager, I walked around school singing at the top of my lungs. My high school boyfriends’ father banned me from his business because when I came in to visit, I was too loud.  Theatrical voice training was a breeze for me. I can still reach to the back of a 350 seat theatre with no microphone!

But, here’s the thing, most of the time I was screaming because it helped blot out the negative chatter in my head. It helped ease the pain in my heart.  Getting quiet was so difficult. As soon as I sat and Allowed, the chatter began ~ “you’re never going to be able to do that, who do you think you are? you’re not smart enough, why can’t you be like…? “And so off I would go again to be loud. But, I kept at it. I kept at it because I noticed huge changes when I allowed the quiet, even for  a few minutes. And slowly the negative voices drifted away and the Divine messages poured in.

And then, life itself shifted. I found myself running into people who enjoyed my energy, who shared my enthusiasm, who would hold my hand when the sorrow came. When I actively listened to that inner voice I went from living a most perilous emotional and physical life to find finding peace and acceptance sense of purpose sense of self. Because,

your inner voice will always lead you to Love