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GVK and Madison Charap delve into the Tarot

When Madison Charap contacted me, wanting to talk about the Tarot, I was delighted! Madison has been an intuitive counselor using the Tarot for 20 years and is now teaching the Tarot, so, she’s quite an expert.

I first came into awareness of the Tarot during my spiritual awakening. Through the waking period, I searched out all different practices to see what I identified with most. My search lead me to the Wiccan world and thus, to the Tarot. While I did not ultimately stay with the Wiccan community, I did keep the practice of the Tarot. I use The Fifth Tarot deck and I LOVE it!

I love working with the Tarot because it is a powerful tool that connects us with the spiritual realm. We receive confirmation through the cards. The morning that Madison was coming onto the show I did a deep meditation. I wanted to pull a card for our conversation. I was thinking about how using the tarot actually uses the aspect of three ~ the cards themselves, the practitioner or the person reading the cards and the Divine. After my meditation, I was guided to pick the three/Empress, a major arcana card. empressBefore ever “choosing” a card, I’ve already done a deep meditation. I am already grounded and centered and my ego~Kristin~is out of the way. I’m tuned into my Divine Self and Source. From that place, I ask to be guided in picking a card that will best serve me with the particular issue at hand. Then I wait to hear a voice in my head that tells me whether to cut the deck or shuffle and then when to pick the top card. The deck is face down and I do not see the face cards, so the fact that I got the number three (which is what I had been thinking about) and the Empress (who I think represents Madison), is not an accident. It is confirmation! I know that the Divine is with me talking to me, working with me and guiding me. If you would like to learn about using the Tarot or deepen your already working knowledge, please reach out to Madison Charap on facebook…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 the inner voice

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We all have a Higher Self, an inner knowing, an inner voice. It is part of our Divinity and It connects us to All That Is. When I first starting waking up from my self induced slumber, my inner voice took to bellowing at me to get my attention! Now that I am aware and in tune with the Divine, getting my messages is about getting quiet enough to hear it.

Getting quiet has never been my strong suit.  As a teenager, I walked around school singing at the top of my lungs. My high school boyfriends’ father banned me from his business because when I came in to visit, I was too loud.  Theatrical voice training was a breeze for me. I can still reach to the back of a 350 seat theatre with no microphone!

But, here’s the thing, most of the time I was screaming because it helped blot out the negative chatter in my head. It helped ease the pain in my heart.  Getting quiet was so difficult. As soon as I sat and Allowed, the chatter began ~ “you’re never going to be able to do that, who do you think you are? you’re not smart enough, why can’t you be like…? “And so off I would go again to be loud. But, I kept at it. I kept at it because I noticed huge changes when I allowed the quiet, even for  a few minutes. And slowly the negative voices drifted away and the Divine messages poured in.

And then, life itself shifted. I found myself running into people who enjoyed my energy, who shared my enthusiasm, who would hold my hand when the sorrow came. When I actively listened to that inner voice I went from living a most perilous emotional and physical life to find finding peace and acceptance sense of purpose sense of self. Because,

your inner voice will always lead you to Love

 

GVK floats through life

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There are two sayings

wear life like a loose garment & floating down the river of life

that do not come easily to me, and actually, they are something that I have to work at. What a paradox~to work on keeping loose. It takes consciousness and awareness because I get so invested in what’s happening around me that I forget that I am Divinely guided. And in the forgetting, I don’t tap into that eternal love and wisdom.  So instead, I find myself wearing life like a straitjacket and practically drowning as I bumble down the river of life!

I sat in that place of forgetting through my teen years.  Life was constantly tightening it’s hold & pulling me under until I began blotting it all out with drugs and alcohol. It was a time of slumber and sorrow, an experiment in “alone~ness”. In my 20’s I started to find my way back into remembering. It was a long journey for me. There were many illusions to break free from. There were many lies that my ego nurtured to keep me in a place of fear and pain.

Now that I sit in a place of Knowing, I only step into forgetfulness occasionally. But, oh, boy, but when I do, the waters of the river overtake me and I am in that straight jacket fighting for my life. Thankfully, I have a powerful support team in place who remind me of my tools~meditation, good friendships who provide wonderful sounding boards, my deep connection to the power of All That Is and the love that surrounds me.

From there, I can be responsible for my actions and for what my part in a particular drama of life is. Because, I have to be willing to look at myself and move into a higher vibration if I want to float with ease.  And while this does take work, I promise you that it leads to a life of ease and grace. You won’t find it so easy to put on that straightjacket anymore.  And then, my friends, we can slip into that rolling river and loosely, gently float down it. We move from surviving to thriving.

sending you love as you roll down the river of life

 Photo by Michael Hicks

GVK hears the Angels with Emma Kupu Mitchell

Emma Kupu Mitchel was with us today on GVK and what a treat it was!  Emma shines her light by healing with the sound of bowls.  With the vibration of the bowls, she then tunes into the vibration of the Angels and receives messages.

I believe that we can all access the Divine realm and “hear” the Angels, the Ascended Masters and All That Is.  However, it does take learning to perceive in a different way.  It takes moving our focus away from the everyday desires, wishes, needs of our human life and open up to an expanded vision.

Expanding the senses and letting the ego part of our existence takes practice and commitment.  It takes a desire to view the world in a different way, in a Grander way.  And of course, it then means that we will be experiencing ourselves in a more profound way as well.  Knowing that you matter, that you make a difference when you shine your Light on this Earth is the way to the Divine.  It is a simple direct way of opening up to a bigger picture than what lays in front of you.

When I hear people say, “what can I do”, “what difference can one person make”, “what does it matter” ~ I am reminded of Mother Teresa, Muhatma Ghandi, Abraham Lincoln.  I also think of Emma Mitchell, who opens her heart to the guidance of Angels by the ringing of a bowl.  And with that opening, she shares that guidance with all of us who have yet to hear in the way that she does.  And that guidance gives us hope, encouragement, comfort and Love.  One person can do Anything!

To learn more about Emma Mitchell and to book an Angel reading or a healing session please follow the embedded links below

Emma is happy to offer a special 1hr for $100 ~ that’s a $44 saving! ~ for anyone who contacts her and mentions that they listened to the show!

Emma Kupu Mitchell website – http://healingforthehealerssoul.com/

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GVK looks into the future with the 6th chakra

The sixth chakra is a gateway into the future.  The color is a deep indigo blue and the element is light.  This chakra sits in the center of the brow, creating a triangle with the eyes. The sound associated with it is a soft o ~ ooooo. When spinning freely, this chakra opens awareness on a multidimensional level, fully immersing us in the bigger picture vision of life as a Soul.  It is also the gateway to Dreams.

Since I can remember, I have had vivid and profound dreams.  A reoccurring dream of mine that followed me into my college years was a cacophony of voices of all different pitches calling my name over and over and over.  I found it absolutely terrifying as a child, but, came to understand much later that the voices were souls reaching out to me.  I believe that they were reaching out in support, because the “dream” always came through when I was in deep despair and stress. 

The sixth chakra opens us to the future and then to possibility.  If we are sitting in a place of hopelessness, our sixth chakra is out of balance.  I recently read an article about a hard core, long time environmental activist, Paul Kingsnorth, giving up and falling into despair.  Sigh.  I found myself falling with him as I read the article, but, then said “WAIT!  I need a rebalancing of my third eye.”  Because clear vision helps us see beyond what the material world presents, it helps us see things in a Divine light.

Now, on my spiritual journey, I can almost always to see beyond what is presented to me in the physical world.  Being able to open to that kind of Vision helps me continue to do my part in making this world a more conscious and balanced place.  To keep my focus on what I Am doing, not on what I can’t do.  Some time ago, I spoke with an old colleague of mine.  His daughter was turning 10 and mine was just born.  I was remarking how wonderful it was to be a child today because of the awareness around parenting that our parents did not possess.  He freaked out at me exclaiming “Are you kidding?! It’s a horrible time to bring kids into the world. Everything is a mess, we are going to run out of water and the only thing our kids will inherit is pollution!”  Who do you think needed a 6th chakra balancing…

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GVK gets charged up with Zach Lichtmann, author of Dynamo

Zach Lichtmann brought a dynamic energy to GVK so it is no surprise that his first novel is called Dynamo. And he brings that dynamic force to living his dream.  Megan and I were totally inspired talking with Zach about how he found his way to becoming a published writer, and a damn good one at that.

I believe that living your dream and your passion is the key to a fulfilling, happy and productive life.  Once I found my passion for telling stories through acting I went at with my full being.  My parents were concerned.  How would I make a living? What if it never worked?  What kind of a job is acting?  They were not happy and wanted me to have a “backup” in case this thing didn’t work out. 

My dreams of “telling a story” through acting never waivered, but, it did go through a metamorphosis.  Having children shifted my passion for the life of a struggling actress.  Long hours and late nights with little pay meant not being with my children and that was not something that felt good in my heart.  I had been a struggling actress for close to 20 years.  I felt that the Universe was telling me something when I was asked to come to a 10 hour rehearsal for a 5 minute role of the sleeping nurse on stage.  That meant 12 hours away from my new born baby.  So, I stepped away from it all.  Had I been super successful, it may have played out differently.  But, I trust the Universe, even if it is showing me something that I don’t think I want. 

Soon after walking away, a play began to write itself in my head.  With the encouragement of my beautiful husband, Jeff, I wrote it down and invited 50 friends/family members to bear witness to my new direction in life.  I told them all before I began that I really didn’t know if this was going to be good and that I would let their reactions be my guide.  I received a standing ovation with not a dry eye in the house.  I had my answer.

And so began a new direction of the same passion.  GVK is yet another path of that same passion.  Who knows where it all leads, but, I will keep living my dream Knowing that All That Is rejoices when a soul shares it’s Light in it’s own unique way…

To share Zach Lichtmann’s Light and read his current book ~ please follow the links below

www.writehardest.com/home.html

Dynamo

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GVK speaks loud and clear with the 5th chakra

chakra fiveThe fifth chakra ~ The color is sky blue, the element is air ~ and it is my favorite!  And not only because I communicate for a living.  Leading others by spreading a high vibration with my words and thoughts, whether it be with performing or in my home environment is part of my souls purpose here on Earth.  

It took me a long time to find my way to a Soul Purpose that felt good to live in. And communicating a Higher Truth feels comfortable for me.  That communication is as much about what I send out as what I send in to myself. My teen years where hellish and I received messages on a regular basis of how I wasn’t good enough.  Like anything that is played over and over again, a groove became imprinted in my psyche that put me in a loop of that feeling.  Moving myself out seemed a task that couldn’t be accomplished and then my spiritual journey went into full force and I found my way.

And I believe that because I found my way, it was my Soul Purpose to help others find theirs.  I once told my Mom that the things that have happened to me, have happened for a reason ~ and that reason was to lead others out of the darkness.

The fifth chakra leads us out of the darkness with voice, sound, intention and purpose.  How are you putting forth your energy?  Do you give yourself loving thoughts and messages?  Remember, what you put into yourself is what you echo out into the world.  The more that we give ourselves love and tolerance, justice and peace, the more that vibration will spread outward and before you know it, we will be living As Above, So Below…

We talked about:

Louise Hay

Sonia Choquette ~ True Balance (workbook on chakras)

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GVK delves into healing with John Wessels, Master Astrologer

John Wessels, Master Astrologer, said the phrase “spiraling above our astrological chart”, in regards to healing and that got Megan and I beyond intrigued.  We discovered that John meant that we can heal what we carry from our ancestral line and therefore rise above it. We can first learn what that ancestral line is from our birth chart.  Big stuff!

One of my best friends had an experience with such an event.  Her daughter became dark and sullen when puberty hit and while that is not at all uncommon, she started exhibiting “self hurting” behaviors.  Not only that, but, she began to treat my friend in the same manner that my friends father treated her when she hit puberty ~ utter disgust and loathing.  It was suggested that perhaps there was something attached to the daughter and my friend called in a Shaman.  Indeed, there was an entity attached to the daughter from the mothers ancestral line and it was imbued with rage.  The Shaman began the process of clearing that aspect of the ancestry from my friend and her children.  The daughter did a 180° shift, no longer self hurting and responding to those around her with loathing. Powerful juju!!!

John also talked about different methods of healing that will help you clear that ancestral line.  Megan had a friend who experienced a clearing with her daughter with EMDR. The young girl was being mandated by the school system to receive drugs to moderate negative behaviors. The mother instead took her to a therapist who used homeopathy and EMDR to help the child clear the behaviors and it worked beautifully ~ no drugs needed!

To find out more about John Wessels or to book an appointment and find out more about your own ancestral lineage please reach out to him at ~ jwessels1@frontier.com

 and on Linkedin at ~ John Wessels

 To learn more about the topics we discussed, follow the embedded links below ~

EMDR

EFT

Neural Linguistic Training

Living Matrix ~ the movie

Power vs Force ~ the book

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