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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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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 and environmental superhero, Michael Green

To work in the paradigm of giant corporations is no easy task. But, to then work to raise the consciousness of those corporations and move them into mindful behavior toward our earth takes a superhero. And that is where Michael Green, executive director of the Center for Environmental Health, comes in.

Superhero environmentalist by day, mild-mannered husband and father by night ~ Michael Green may perform his identities in reverse of Superman but make no mistake about it, he is Superman ~ for our Mother Earth. Not only did Michael work with the Dalai Lama, but, he also brings corporations to task on harmful chemical use to ensure a healthy environment for all to live and thrive in.

to learn more about Michael Green and how the Center for Environmental Health makes your world a safer, cleaner place to live in, please follow the embedded link below

www.ceh.org

Working to raise the consciousness of people around the importance of a clean environment takes courage and perseverance. Not getting discouraged in the face of all that we have to clean up on this earth definitely takes superhuman effort! As I drive around New Jersey and see the clear cutting of our forests to create another estate, I feel despair. The wildlife in our state have no where to go and nothing to eat as we build and build and build.  New hunting allowances go into effect to take care of the animals that “encroach” on the houses that used to be the wildlife’s home and feeding grounds. Garbage floats around the streets and people walk around it. Sigh. When will we understand the importance of taking care of our planet? Even though I pick up the garbage, I sometimes think, ‘I am only one person, does it even matter that I pick this up’? But, it does matter. Michael Green reminds me that it does. He told Megan and I that working with the Dalai Lama helped him not become so attached to the outcome. For those of us who don’t have that honor, how do we get there to that place?

I often reread this interview with Martin Luther King Jr, when I feel down or fearful ~

http://playboysfw.kinja.com/martin-luther-king-jr-a-candid-conversation-with-the-n-1502354861

Dr. King’s strength, passion and determination remind me that one person can change the world for the better. And so I will continue to pick up the garbage, and I am hoping that all of you are doing the same. Whether we pick up floating garbage, are mindful about the products that we wash our dishes & clothing with, support organic farming or are full time environmentalists we are raising the consciousness around how to be in and treat our Earth.  And every action in the vibration of mindfulness counts. And I find that the more aware people are, the more they want to be a part of the solution. We can not become enlightened until we are illumed ~So, Thank You Michael Green for raising the consciousness of the industrial world and for being a hero to our Earth…

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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…