Tag: healing

GVK and Queen Bee, Jillian Kelly

gvk-final-01Jillian Kelly, co~owner of the Asheville Bee Charmer, is one of my heroes. Not only because she is one of my oldest and dearest friends, but, because she lives her life with conviction and honor. Every step in her professional and creative path is done with 100% of her soul and life force. And at each phase of her life, she has built upon the thing before to create a fuller experience moving forward.

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When I walked away from my 20 year pinpoint focus of acting to be an at home mother I thought, ‘all that time, all that training, all that love, done for nothing.’ Even though it was my choice to walk away, I still felt deep loss. But, the desire to create never left and that lead me to write and perform my own solo shows ~

Baby, Oh Baby and You CAN get there from here…

That in turn led me to a storytelling career that allowed me to be at home with my kids, yet pull from my acting training. And that led me to create the GVK podcast. Each aspect of my life building on the other. And with each new venture, my focus became less about what I wanted and more of how can I use my gifts and talents to serve.

abclogoAnd this is what my dear Soul Sister, Jillian has done. She has built upon her every experience to create a place that not only brings her joy and purpose, but, also serves. The Ashville Bee Charmer is a culmination of her artistry, healing work, business sense and love of the Earth. While caring for the bees, she teaches people about their importance. She is discovering new ways to integrate humans and bees with pollination for food. She is a truth sayer about the harm of pesticides to our world. She celebrates creativity with the bee themed products in her store. AND she sells some of the best tasting, humanly harvested honey on the planet. She finds a way to serve the greater good of all while making it sweet. Oh yeah, she is definitely one of my heroes…xoK

GVK and Christy Funk explore radical self love

gvk-final-01Coming across Christy Funk, of Radical Self Love /Women Who Want More, was a gift. The power of her work made me stop and wonder about my own self work. Because even though I practice self-love, I wondered if I was practicing it in a radical way. In other words, was I really honoring myself.

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In my late 20’s, I started to address the brutality of my teen life. I was in a very destructive relationship and this man made me feel so worthless. Yet, I stayed. When my father told me that this man did not deserve me, I woke up. My dad and I weren’t super close at that time, and in fact I was still carrying the wounds of his disapproval in my heart. So, for him to bring in my worth, I knew it was time to shift.

So, I went into therapy because I had very little coping skills and what I did have was destructive. One of the first “assignments” my therapist gave me was to look in the mirror and say “I Love You”. Holy shit, I could not do it. Could Not. I was so uncomfortable. S-l-o-w-l-y…I was able to say it, and relearn to love myself. I started to see my part in the dysfunction of my life and I began to CHANGE IT.

Self-love for me is about setting clear boundaries for how I will allow people to behave toward me. It’s having emotionally healthy and supportive people in my inner circle. It is about speaking my truth in the most positive way that I can find. I rest when I need rest, say no when need be, eat well and stay physically fit. Most of all, it is about loving myself where I am today.

Christy has now developed her radical self-love work into Women Who Want More. She has taken her work deeper still, which has expanded it. I am certainly a woman who wants more. I want prosperity, abundance, peace and love to be the dominant vibrations that guide our humanity. I believe this to be a possible dream. I know that it starts with me. I know that I put out what I have on the inside and radical self-love is the fastest way to achieve that dream.

And so, the answer is yes, I honor myself and I practice radical self-love, but, I am always ready and willing to go deeper~join me and Christy with this podcast…xoK

GVK explores trusting yourself

gvk-final-01Jennifer Urezzio and I explored the topic of trusting one’s self. Trusting the self takes practice. We certainly came into the world trusting ourselves, but, life happens and we start to lose ground.

I’ve got a gabillion experiences around Not trusting myself and all the trouble I got into because of it. The inner voice is the Truth, but, sometimes it just does not make sense. OR, in my case when I was younger, I simply did not care about the consequences and moved forward anyway.

I have definitely explored the dark side of life to see what it held, even though my inner voice or my Self, was screaming NO!! Seriously, sometimes my life played out like a scary movie, sans the monsters. Although, I did meet some humans along the way that could have doubled for monsters. And it was those experiences that left me wondering how I could ever make a sane choice and trust it again.

The key is sane. Most of the time that I was meeting and having uncomfortable experiences, I was wasn’t grounded. I wasn’t caring for myself in a healthy way emotionally or physically. So, when the voice came in to move me in a different direction, I was too fuzzy to truly hear it. Now, on a few occasions, that voice Screamed at me to wake me up, which is how I met my husband, Jeff (hooray Voice!).

Regardless of where you are in your process, Know that your inner self wants your highest good. You are not being “tested” (a term that I despise) by some outside force! You are here to thrive, so take a deep breath. Get a meditation practice underway, and learn to pick up the signals that are all around you to guide you into well being and love. Unless of course, you still want to wander around in the murkiness of uncertainty and fear. Want is the operative word here.

Jennifer has created a language of the soul to help you know who you are at your core which helps you maneuver in this world a lot more easily! Who doesn’t want more ease? I pick up every tool available to me and try it on for a while to see if it helps me be in the world in a more profound way. I have found Jennifer’s tool to a worthwhile investment!

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 

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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 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 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 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 opens to the Divine with the 7th chakra

The seventh chakra is your connection to the Divine.  This chakra is a deep violet leading into white. It’s element is Thought.  But, funnily enough, you can’t think this chakra into opening.  The way into this magical and Divine world is by Being. This chakra, being the door to the Divine, does not become imbalanced.  It will either be open, partially open or closed.

When I was a teen and into my early 20’s, I did not believe in anything like a Higher Power.  Life seemed to kick me over and over and if there were such things as Angels and Guides, I certainly did not think that they were with me.  I thought that if there were such things, they were for the super religious people.  I felt very much on my own in terms of how to get through life.  My crown chakra was however not closed. I recieved information from the Divine all the time, but, did not realize what it was. But due to the fear that I was living in, my crown chakra was only partially open.

However, when I moved from my parents home, I began to experience things that could not be explained away. Premonitory dreams, people talking very clearly to me in my dreams, hunches that were always right and a very loud clear voice of guidance.  I then began to explore the psychic world which lead me on a spiritual journey. That journey lead to the healing and opening of my heart, which in turn,  fully opened my crown chakra.

As the heart opens, so does our awareness of the Divine. The Divine is Always with us. My experience is that when I reach out to the Divine, even just a tiny bit, Divinity runs to me full force with more love than I can possibly fathom…

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