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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 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.

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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

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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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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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