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GVK explores deep spirituality

Christina Lundberg, Buddhist Film maker, and I explored the upside of a deep spiritual practice.  Because here is the fact of life~

It is our Divine birthright to Know and radiate our Higher Selves.

But, how do we move into that birthright? We move past self grasping.  We move out of the quest for self and into the Knowing of our Higher Self.  That, my friends, takes practice.  And for me, it is practice toward the goal of the Self that keeps me from losing my mind sometimes.

Learn about Christina’s incredible film, For the benefit of all beings, about Garchen Rinpoche and his powerful message

I lived half of my life thinking that everything that I saw with my eyes, felt with my emotions, and touched with my hands was all that there was for me to experience. Then I woke up. But, oh, that slumber was painful.  Because I think that I knew that there was something else ~ something bigger, more profound, more beautiful  ~ when I was little and I pushed it all down out to get away from the things that I could not explain.  That becomes the malady of our human~ness. We come here Knowing, then forget and sometimes never wake up. And that seems so silly to me! Why don’t we keep that remembering??? Sigh. I do not know. But, I do know that when I woke up out of that numbing pain, I was free.  And in that freedom of Spirit, I began to thrive instead of survive.

And that’s the goal right? To thrive. To share our unique light with this world. To become good shepherds to our Earth and to each other.  Because when we share our Light we receive more Light and so it goes, ad infinitum…

GVK moves through the pain with Chris Grosso

The topic of pain has been haunting me~do we need pain for deep spiritual development?  And if so, WHY? I thought that Chris Grosso, author of the Indie Spiritualist and the upcoming Everything Mind, was one of the best people to bang that around with. Why? Well, because like me, Chris has been to hell and came out on the other side pretty damn spiritually awake.

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Thich Nhat Hanh speaks of be present in every moment of life, even the painful ones. When we are present, we Know the gift of life. And with that gift, there is joy and pain. I have come to realize, is that avoiding pain only deepens it. Instead, I must be present in that pain. And in the experiencing and allowing of that pain, I can then m-o-v-e through it. I must understand it, where does it come from? Is it even mine?? Being an empath, I find at times that I am experiencing pain that has no origin in my life. I have to ask the questions and follow where they lead me. That is the process of moving through it.

In that fashion, I learn how to love all aspects of my life and that brings me closer to fellow beings. It gives me a deeper look at my own humanity. And that leads to deeper awakenings. And in that, I can then look around me with less judgment and less restriction. I can come into deeper Oneness with all that is around me. Oneness with All That Is. Ram Dass, Chris’s favorite spiritual leader, puts it like this~

“As we grow in our consciousness, there will be more compassion and more love, and then the barriers between people, between religions, between nations will begin to fall. Yes, we have to beat down the separateness.”

With that, at least for now, I have my answer. The pain brings us closer to the compassion of another’s path. It opens us to humility and moves us deeper into Awareness. It makes it easier for judgment to fall away and see the Truth of our True Self…

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!

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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 heals the heart

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What happens when we open our hearts? Well, when we open our hearts, all the things that we have kept inside come pouring out. And we find that a great many of those things have contributed to making us feel small, hurt and scared. We discover pain, sorrow, resentments and anger.

And then something miraculous happens. You make room. You make room to replace those lower vibrational feeling/experiences with the opposite. You make room for love and light, healing and rebalancing. And then you remember that you are Divine. You remember that you have a right to feel joy and prosperity, to live on a clean earth, to eat healthy food AND you have a right to prosper.

So, that is why I found Kate Bartolotta, author of Heart Medicine ~ write your story, heal your heart ~ simply profound. She guides us to write our story and heal our hearts.

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I have written down pieces of my story and performed them in solo shows ( Baby, Oh Baby & You CAN get there from here…). Some of it is damn funny and some of it is heartbreaking. I thought if I shared my story with people they would understand that no matter how deep into hell you’ve gone, you can Always find your way back into the light. Into Love. I know this because I am proof. I had no idea that I would actually be healing myself when I told the stories. But heal and transmute I did. So, take the tool that Kate shares with her book. Write your story and heal your heart. And then begin again with Love…

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!

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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…

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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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 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.

to connect with Ira Israel please visit the embedded link below

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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

November Fox

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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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