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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…

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GVK welcomes Capricorn

Kathy Kerston helps us bring in the energy of Capricorn!  We have the New Moon and the Winter Solstice that welcomes this sign in.

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A couple of things to help you understand the podcast are:

Jupiter rules faith, optimism & higher education

Mercury is how we think and what we choose to believe

Saturn’s gift is wisdom & discipline

Capricorn rules the 10th house which is destiny, prestige and career

Neptune is the miracle maker

Pluto is control

Uranus is change and freedom

Solstice energy

New Moons are beginnings

Opportunities are coming, but, change is the name of the game here. Get ready and embrace it. Always remember that what you focus on is what you will manifest, so if you get lost in the fear of change, it will not make it easier for the change to move through.

My parents always said to me, “the only constant in life is change, Kristin”.  It used to aggravate me to no end because at that time, my teen years, change was blowing my doors off and I was Very uncomfortable. The more I tried to keep things from changing, the more struggle I had. Sigh. Ultimately, I have come love change.  Above all~

Have the wisdom to listen to your intuition for which path to take

when the changes begin to unfold. You can start now by listening to the 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?

Good Vibrations on healing Mother Earth

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Earth Is Calling ~ can you hear Her?? The environmental issues we face causes me great anxiety or agita, as my Italian grandmother used to say. I actively work to focus on the positive things happening around the cleaning up the mess that our ancestors have left in their wake. But, sometimes I get discouraged ~ Really discouraged. Which is why our
conversation with Ellen Gunter was so uplifting!  Ellen’s book

Earth Calling, is a spiritual alarm clock for raising awareness to Earths dire situation right now.

Talking about a solution is so much better for this sensitive soul than focusing on the magnitude of the issues at hand. And shifting our focus is going to be how we will solve, heal and transmute the issues that face us on Earth right now.  Remember that our feelings have an energetic pattern that moves out into the world and we must be conscious of what we send out.

The  Peoples Climate March, over 400,000 people deep, was a positive march to let our government know that we desire change around the environmental practices on our Mother Earth. 400,000! In other words, you are not alone.  There is an awakening taking place and you are part of it.

You do not have to be environmental activist Tim DeChristohper to make a difference.

My dear soul sister, Jillian Kelly, owns the Asheville Bee Charmer to help the bees. This is her way of supporting Mother Earth and raising awareness around the chemical warfare that our Earth is under. Start small, but do start now. Your effort, your vibration, your intentions help awaken the slumbering masses who do not believe that we must act now.

 Can you Imagine people working together for the greater good of our Mother Earth and our own humanity like John Lennon did? I can…

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 delves into the unconscious

It was so refreshing to chat with Esther Bertram on GVK! She brings such rich thoughts and tools to the table to help us create a bridge from the subconscious to the conscious mind. Creative visualization is one of the more powerful tools she discusses with us.  She uses this tool to tap into the creative realm and co~create her reality.  One of my “bibles” when I began my spiritual quest was Creative Visualization by Skakti Gawain. I practiced at every free moment until it became second nature for me to “see” and create my life.

 

Esther’s desire to awaken humanity to it’s life creating powers has lead her to write an amazing augmented reality book. It follows a vegan orphan rock star and soul warrior, named November Fox,  who travels dimensions of time and consciousness to unlock the cube of self. Wow, talk about bridging the sub with the con of the mind!

Check out Esther’s kickstarter campaign with the embedded link below

November Fox

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Sigh, the subconscious mind…

for the longest time I didn’t even know that I had one!  Then when I did find out about it I started to fight with it. Today I move very differently ~

today I am at peace with my subconscious.

I came to understand that the information that my subconscious gives me is ancient.  Whether it’s ancient from my childhood or ancient from a past life, it was placed there long ago in situations that no longer resonate with my life. It was meant to protect me and I don’t need protection like that anymore. I’m no longer a child I do not live in the past life.

I co~create and manifest my life consciously today but before I could do that, I had understand what my subconscious was telling me.  And so I had to build that bridge that Megan and I talk about with Esther.  It takes practice, but, now I can ask myself, and

get a clear Divine answer

“is this feeling from the past?” “does this reaction have to do with the present?” “how am I truly feeling?” In the quiet, the Spirit world will always answer. Sometimes the answer comes with resounding power, but, most of the time, it is the small still voice from within that holds the key to Truth…

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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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