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GVK wraps up the year

This is the last podcast/blog of 2013 ~ Thank You!  all for following and listening to GVK these past six months!! The time has flown by for me and I have taken the time I needed to grow and learn what works and what can be discarded. I am grateful to Megan for being a fabulous producer/teacher as she had the patience of a saint while I was entering the world of blogging/facebooking! I am grateful that she effortlessly moved into the position of co~hostess which helped deepen my vision with GVK. And most of all, I thank my dear friend, Dawn, who became the channel for which GVK was first presented! As we move out of one year into the next, I think deeply about my desires for manifestation in the upcoming year. I have big dreams and big visions. I always have.  My Higher Self often surfaces to remind me not to over expect and to keep me in my day. While I have dreams for myself, most of my desire is for the world at large. Certainly, GVK is an avenue that I created to meld the two together.

I am unwavering in my belief that Anything is possible if we believe and work together ~ world peace, a pristine Earth, healthy food for all, the honoring of our animal/insect brother and sisters, the embodiment of our Highest Selves ~ ANYTHING!

See you all next year…

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GVK gets our “om” on with Jeannette Howard

 

It was great to have yoga instructor, Jeannette Howard, at the studio!! She brought all kinds of ideas to the forefront of the conversation about staying centered during our crazy busy lives. One of the things we explored the Archangel Metatron’s cube which is sacred geometry. I can meditate on this for long stretches of time and I receive a different message every time. Try it for yourself!

As promised here is the meaning of Turkey totem ~ Turkey was the medicine of saints and mystics. Turkey transcends the self and acts on the behalf of others. Doing unto others and feeding the People is the message that Turkey brings forth. If Turkey shows up for you, then you are receiving a gift ~ whatever it is, it will not be insignificant. Maybe a rainbow is going to show up in your day or you will win a trip to an exotic island! Be on the look out and say Thank You when it appears.

We also talked about Labyrinths and the calming, centering effect one can receive walking through. I have had profound experiences in my labyrinth walks. Always I get the feeling of being lovingly watched over and once I heard a voice tell me to keep dreaming big and that I was being cheered on by the Angels! That came at a time when I was wondering about writing another solo show. The encouragement I heard was instrumental in the writing of   

You CAN get there from here… 

To learn more about the power of the labyrinth please read ~Walking a Sacred Path by Lauren Artress.

Follow these embedded links to learn more about what and who we discussed: Kripalu, Wayne DyerJeannette Howard

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GVK and Louisa Oakley Green with intuition the “call” of the day

Louisa’s experiences with her psychic husband and his family have given her a vast overview of the Divine and It’s role in our lives. I do not believe in coincidence. I believe that we are lovingly guided. I have had way too many examples of ‘wow, I was just thinking about her’ when a friend calls. Or, I am meant to get a train to go someplace, but decide at the last minute to take a bus, only to find out later that train was stuck in the tunnel for 3 hours. What made me take the bus? Intuition. I have had times when I will stop what I am doing in the house and go outside and there will be a beautiful rainbow. I will often get a feeling to get someone flowers or a card “for no reason” only to find out after I give them that my friend had been quietly going through a hard time or that it was their birthday. Or I will hug someone on a whim and be told that they really needed that because of a sorrow they are experiencing. Jeff, my husband, always seems to come home with flowers on the day I am struggling with an issue. What made him buy those flowers on that day? Intuition. We call it intuition, but, I think that it is guidance from the spirit realm. Louisa backs this theory up with all the interviews she has put together in her book about psychics that we are indeed guided from the other side. 

What are your stories of intuition? Please share them here!!

Follow the embedded links to find out more about Louisa Oakley Green and her book Loitering at the Gate to Eternity

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GVK and Julie Genovese delve into the Divine part 2

Welcome back wtih Julie Genovese and connecting with the Divine! Why do we resist what we know will keep us connected? It is very important for me to meditate on a daily basis. Yet sometimes, I just check out and watch TV until very late and then I am “too tired” to meditate. Yet, when I go to bed, I am restless. Why? Because I have not given my soul it’s important time to have a conscious contact with All That Is. Julie, Megan and I all agree that ritual is a very important part of connecting with our Higher Selves and the Divine. Recently, I was doing some deep soul writing with Janet Conner’s The Lotus and The Lily. The word Yahweh came to me over and over and over ~ it was non stop! I had no idea what this word was or what it meant, so I looked it up and I discovered that it is the original Hebrew name for God!! Well, I knew that I was being called by the Divine and that was very powerful for me because it means that the Divine is as excited to connect with me as I am with It…

check out the meditation cd that we talked about: I AM by Wayne Dyer 

and to find out more about Julie Genovese   www.nothingshortofjoy.com

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GVK and Julie Genovese, delve into the Divine ~ part 1

GVK  and Julie talked at length about staying connected to the divine while we live our busy lives. This topic will come up often because of how busy we truly are. Whether we are parents of children, parents to animals, helping our older parents, practicing our career choices or any of the other katrillion things we focus on, How do we get still? How do we hear the still and Divine voice within?  Julie brought up the very excellent and True fact that each experience in life brings us closer to being on purpose. When I look at each job, each experience (even the painful ones!) and each person I see how they have added to the fabric of my tapestry of life. Remembering that fact helps me stay connected because I Know that it is all interwoven. And when I Know that in my heart, then I can continue to shift my focus to the Light or to the Divine. And I have learned, it is a choice. But, no matter what the choice is, each one brings in rich experiences and we add it into our information file of being human. I have definately chosen to walk away from the Light in my life. I needed to experinece that as a soul to understand the contrast between Light and Dark. I also needed to understand and learn to love my own Dark parts so that I could integrate them into my Light. Here is a list of some of our favorite spiritual leaders that we reference on the podcast:

Abraham Hicks, Wayne Dyer, and Thich Nhat Hanh 

Remember that Julie Genovese, is the author of Nothing Short of Joy. Follow the embedded links to learn more about Julie and buy her book!

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Good Vibrations gets Divine with Janet Conner part 2

GVK continues the conversation about Divine Guidance with Janet Conner because we were all so fired up about what that means to each of us. Janet reminds us that quiet and solitude are the best way to receive Divine Guidance.  It is the easiest way to be that open channel. For her, quiet is in the shower, driving or early morning, just as she is coming up from the delta sleep It was during this time that Janet heard a voice that told her ~ ‘your soul wants 5 things’

to connect with Source, to commit to value, to serve a purpose, to express yourself, your soul wants to create life.

Since that voice spoke to her, Janet has been creating courses to implement these five things into your life, and I will add, to add them with Joy!

We discuss that we, as souls, decide to come here! We decide to incarnate and be this person in this life at this time. Being You is the only thing that you have to do. Being You is a very important piece of the puzzle of life. I think this is a very important realization. So, often we hear or we say, ‘I didn’t ask to come here’, ‘I didn’t ask to be born’. No so my friends, not so.  

We talk about the fact that everyone Creates!!! Janet’s books and seminars and courses are from the original teachings of Buddha (Lotus) and Jesus (Lily), who taught how to create a beautiful and abundant life in the exact same way. I believe that Janet is living her Divine purpose by opening our awareness to a way to consciously create with Divinity.

Above is a picture of Divine Guidance in my life this week that was presented in a way that I would see and receive it ~ I had a very emotionally challenging week with my 12 year old daughter. She is having deep emotions as she moves into this new facet of her growth, and she is still learning how to feel her feelings in a productive way. What that really means is that we had a week of turbulence and tears. By the end of the week, I was exhausted and was feeling very depleted and frankly a bit separate from the Divine. On Sunday, I began to cook a gourmet meal for the family, starting first with slicing an onion. When I got to the center of the onion, above is what I found ~two hearts!!!!!!

I understood. I am lovingly watched over, I am loved and all is in Divine order. No matter what struggles we are faced with, our access to that Divine love is everywhere and it is our birthright to tap in and receive..

the Lotus and the Lily teleseminar

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GVK & author Janet Conner – divine guidance part 1

Having Janet Conner, author of the lotus and the lily was energizing to say the least!  We had to move it into a second podcast because there was so much more to say! We started with what being Divinely guided to each of us and then threw in a zillion examples of how we experienced that guidance. For Janet, she hears a very clear Voice talking to her in the waking up moments of her morning, or while she is driving. These are times when her mind is at rest and she is not focused the logistics of her day. I believe that Divine guidance comes in a way that we will understand and for each of us it will be different. The most important thing we discussed is that Divine Guidance is available constantly and is available for everyone. Being Divine manifestations of All That Is, it is our birthright to receive guidance from our source of power and light. Being open to that guidance is quite another story though. We talked about how easy it was to see outside the physical realities here on Earth when we were children, but, that over time, we lost our Knowing. My re~awakening was in my early 20’s. After a book dropped in my lap, things began to unfold at a rapid pace. I began to have preminatory dreams and talk with spirits in my sleep. I got my first “Voice” experience when I was in life threatening danger. That Voice told me to run in the opposite direction from where I was heading and it was explosively loud with in my head, so ignoring it was impossible! It wasn’t until I was home that evening that I learned the actual danger I was in. Janet remebers that intuative healer, Caroline Myss, believes that we are guided all the way to what apple we decide to eat!

We talked at length at how the book the lotus and the lily is a tool to help us get in touch with that Divine Guidance. Janet is offering a worldwide teleseminar about the lotus and the lilly workbook starting on 11/18/2013. For every person who signs up, she will give away one seminar for free. Do you and a friend want to access a tool that will change your life for the better? You can sign up two for one or sign up alone and let Janet “pay it forward” for someone else. I hope you decide to join in ~ I will be there…

To sign up for the teleseminar or for more information  http://www.janetconner.com/tp40/Default.asp?ID=122654

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GVK & Elizabeth Murphy talk about dreams

Elizabeth Murphy calls herself the “organization whisperer” and I call her a facilitator of dreams. She has helped numerous organizations from health to the arts by bringing their dreams into a reality. And that got us talking about dreams ~ what they mean to us and the messages we have received. Elizabeth and I have all experienced premonitory dreams ~ dreams that give you a slice of the future. Elizabeth had a dream that was a slice of a day from September 11th, the day the Twin Towers fell in New York City. She had this dream for years, until the actual day when it manifested. My premonitory dreams feel Super alive. The colors are more vivid, the sounds more crisp and I feel ultra alert in them. Elizabeth and I have come to listen to our dreams and look to them to guide us through our waking lives. Or as Elizabeth says ‘live in the world behind our eyes’. Elizabeth talks about how the teachings of Caroline Myss the medical intuitive, changed her perspective and helped her embrace what is unseen in our lives. Carolyn asks do we want to have an “au de toilet, cologne or a perfume” life.  And we all agreed that the perfume life is something we all desire and that life will look different for everyone.

Elizabeth had always wanted to write poetry and had the great fortune to meet and talk with poet Seamus Heaney and be inspired by him. We talked about the book One Wild Life by Clare Mulvany and taking the leap into your desired life.

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GVK & Julie Genovese – shifting perspectives

I am so happy to have Julie Genovese, author of Nothing Short of Joy back on GVK!

Julie has a great phrase called ~ going to the “Spiritual Pub”. Meaning that we go to a place in the spirit realm to pick different things that would be interesting or growth experiences for the soul. For her it was dwarfism. She thought that would be a great adventure as she was looking at her choices up at the “pub”. Yet, when she got here, she forgot that she thought it would be great and got mired up in “being different” and then explored the feelings of that for a time. Of course, then comes the shift in perspective! Looking at a situation from our Higher Self experience can shed light on our choices and bring more peace.

I love the spiritual teachings of Pemma Chodron which help us see life in a different light and therefore give up the illusion of separate~ness. I feel that we have contracts with people to help us along our path to enlightenment here. Those people seem like the least likely to be our “helpers”, but, their interactions in our lives bring about the most profound awakenings. There have been so many times that I have wondered “why would I pick this!” so, believe me, it is not always easy to see the Higher view on these things!! Meditation and prayer help me tremendously. And I am blessed to have friends and a fabulous husband who help me stay balanced. They give me a safe place to bounce ideas and feeling off of. And it is always wonderful to meet someone like Julie and fold her into my circle…

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GVK & Louisa Oakley Green, author of Loitering at the Gate to Eternity

For Louisa Oakley Green, author of Loitering at the Gate to Eternity, the process of coming to believe that there is more to life than meets the eye was a slooooooow process. Married to a psychic who comes from a long line of seers, she ultimately witnessed so many psychic happenings that she could no longer deny life beyond the physical self. In her book, she interviews  psychics from all walks of life.This not only validates what she Knows to be Truth, but, it opens up the door for the skeptical, the non believer, and the even the secret psychic who walk among us. She may feel that she is the bystander of the family, but, I believe that writers tap into the spiritual realm and become a channel for what comes forth and therefore is not as much of a bystander as she thinks she is!!

For me, as soon as I read Out on a Limb by Shirley MacLaine my life changed. My soul sister Jillian and I would talk for hours about Ms. MacLaine’s experiences. The book awakened my dormant psychic and I will be forever grateful. I began to understand the feelings, hunches, dreams and visions that I had always carried with me. I began to study about the psychic experience and open my soul to my latent gift. I stopped thinking that I was weird! And I also stopped being afraid. I had psychic experiences as a child but because I did not understand them, I became afraid and shut most of it down. But, seriously, it seeped into everything I did anyway! During this time of psychic awakening, I had a dream that my boyfriend at the time was going to cheat on me. He called me to say that he was going to the library for the day and I said “no you’re not. you are going to meet Marisa at the train and go to lunch with her.”  He was stunned! He felt pretty uneasy after that and eventually we went our separate ways. Which was great because, Jeff, my husband and the love of my life, was only a few years away from me at that time. In fact a psychic told me about Jeff! He said that my soul-mate was was younger than me, worked in the business world and that that he was going to love me for me. Even though I thought he was wrong about the business part (I always thought I’d marry someone in the arts ~haha!), I knew he was right about the soul mate, because I could feel him close by energetically. Sure enough, Jeff is younger than me and in the business world.

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