Tag: inspiration

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, Judith Diana Winston & the sacred glyphs

gvk-final-01How could a little symbol change your life? Just ask Judith Diana Winston and she will tell you all about glyphs. Not only is Diana is a prolific author~

Meditative Magic;The Pleiadean Glyphs

The Keeper of the Diary

But she also received important transmissions and brought forth sacred geometry glyphs~ these glyphs hold energy to a particular aspect of consciousness. They are “ancient wisdom and knowing for the upliftment of Mankind and consciousness.” They bring your thought into alignment with the Divine. And we all know that we can’t change our behaviors until we change our thoughts.

When I was in training to be a channel for the LaHo~Chi energy, my teacher, Dan Watson, gave us two glyphs to add into our spiritual toolkit. For me, life is so much easier to flow with when I have tools to assist! I focused on the “Creativity” glyph, because, creativity is not only my livelihood, it is my life. I knew nothing about where this design had come from or what it truly held. However, I trusted that Dan would not steer us wrong. And so, I have worked with and received from the glyph for 8 years now. Whenever I am “blocked” that is to say, get in my own way, I get quiet and meditate on the glyph. I wrote my second solo show while using the assistance of the Creativity glyph.

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Reach out to Judith Diana Winston at www.thekeeperofthediarybook.com 

Meditative Magic is a glyph workbook and you can take the glyph cards out to use easily. I may have started with only one glyph, but, now that I have access to all of them, I am tuning in, turning on and Receiving…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 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’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 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 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 and Jack Canfield get there from here

 

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Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles ~ how to get from where you are to where you want to be  & Chicken Soup for the Soul,  is standing in the Light. He is no different than anybody else in the world, except that he takes the principles that he has discovered through life’s challenges and applies them. He creates his universe in a positive way.

How do we get there from here? The is an age-old question that seems to allude us, when in reality, getting there is a lot easier than you think!

You Can get there from here...by Kristin Ace

And sometimes I forget that Truth. The tools are available and they’re all around me, yet, I get wrapped up in the drama of whatever story I am involved in, thinking that it is my only reality. Forgetting is a human malady. And in order to remember that I am a Divine Being, I must center and calm myself. I must stop the chatter of my ego brain telling me “how it is” and come into the Knowing of how it can be. I do that by meditating, connecting to the Earth and receiving the council of others.

As I have moved through life, I have been shown how each event informs the next. I have seen how, through experiences, I can shift away from things that bring me sorrow and move into a place of honor and joy.  I have used the tools presented along the way to get there. Jack Canfield gives us a his remedy for getting there. Why not pick it up and begin your journey toward standing in the Light…


GVK knows the Divine Self with Marsha Mason

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Marsha Mason is the perfect example of being who you are, not being what you do! She has had many incarnations in this lifetime so far. She was a highly celebrated actress in Hollywood, then she was the owner of the Abiquiu Farm in New Mexico (where she learned about Biodynamic Farming), and now has the natural skincare product line ~ Resting In The River  Natural Products ~ from her work on that farm.

Marsha’s deep spiritual practice with Swami Muktananda and Gurumayi has brought her to knowing who she is on a Divine level

And that’s the goal isn’t it?  To know oneself through the eyes of the Divine. We desire to but be who we are and let that inform what we do. That was the hardest part for me!  And it was coming into a deep spiritual practice that showed me that above all, I am a spiritual being. There are different aspects of me that go into everything that I do, certainly.  And those things are pieces to the puzzle that is me.  I’ve had over 50 jobs in my life and in every single one of those jobs, I brought a different aspect of myself to the forefront. Even as a parent, I bring only aspects of myself forward.

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I can now say that I am at peace with who I am and happy to bring that to what I do. For it is only with the Divine that I am I fully100% who I Am…

GVK gets a body, mind & soul workout


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…