Category: spirit

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 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 & Jenn Grosso explore the sacred of everyday

gvksacredTalking with Jenn Grosso, I am filled with hope and renewal. Jenn writes about the perils of the living, on her website and I can identify. Sometimes I am so overwhelmed with the how things appear out in the world, I feel like I can’t get off my couch!

I am horrified by the war on our Mother Earth, on our sacred animals and on our Divine humanity. Even without tuning into the news, I am fully aware of the suffering that is present now. I feel it. Sometimes it feels like it will swallow me whole. I can’t breathe! I fall into the illusion that as one person, I can not possibly affect change.

But then I remember. I remember that we are all Divine and all is in Divine order. I promise you that this is Truth.

Every right action filled with Love will vibrate out a thousand times bigger than it’s original intent.

Every piece of garbage I pick up, cleans our Mother. Every animal I help, saves the endangered. Every act of patience I give my children, heals the abused. Every act of compassion for my fellow beings mitigates the atrocities acted upon us all.

You have a choice. Become powerful with your choice. Change your world by experiencing the sacred in your every movement. Thich Nhat Hanh writes Peace is Every Step. Ram Dass tells us “The thinking mind is what is busy. You have to stay in your heart. You have to be in your heart. Be in your heart. The rest is up here in your head where you are doing, doing, doing.”

By being in your heart, you will find the sacred in the every day

Jenn’s Prayer:

may every step I take today,

be an offering of love

may my unfolding heart

continue to open further

 to let the whole world fit inside 

let it all be done with love

To read more of Jenn’s work, please also visit her on Be You Media Group. Please write your own affirming prayer to take you through your day. Share your Choice with me, share it with my listeners, share it with world…xoK

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GVK gets moonstruck with astrologer Kathy Kerston

Grandmother Moon oh, Grandmother Moon, what a glorious moon You are!  She watches over us, moving the tides and lighting our way in the evening.  Some years ago, my family of four found ourselves at the end of our proverbial rope.  We were on top of a mountain, after a lovely afternoon hike, as the sun set! We had to make our way down a mountain in the dark. The kids were 8 and 5.  We couldn’t see the trail signs and we were beyond scared.  I moved us ahead listening to my inner voice as a guide and it took all  my concentration not to FREAK out.  Just as we came to a place that was beyond dangerous, that inner voice told me to move to my left. As I did, the Moon in all her glory gently emerged from a cloud to guide me and my family to safety. Whew!

This was not the first time Grandmother Moon came to my rescue.  One of my soul sister’s, Jillian, and I came under the influence of a super moon in our 20’s.  We were both down on our luck and not sure which step to take to move beyond where we had taken our lives at that point.  We sat outside on the steps of her parent’s house and became inspired by what we called “Cosmos Moon” (from the movie Moonstruck)  We drank too much, cried a lot and then laughed until our sides literally hurt.  We began the process of healing that night…

And why am I waxing poetic about the moon???

Because the super moon has just passed and this moon has a deep meaning.  And what better way to understand our cosmos than astrology!  It is such a fabulous tool to understand things outside of ourselves and ultimately to bring it back home to within ourselves.  Kathy Kerston, Astrologer and Metaphysician could hold your attention for hours with her knowledge and practice.  She gives us such an in-depth overview of the past super moon and the new moon coming up, so get your pens ready to take down all the information from the podcast.

To learn more about Kathy Kerston and book a reading with her, please visit ~ www.kathykerston.com

To learn more about the things we discussed please follow the embedded links below ~

EFT

Celestine Prophecy

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GVK reminds you to take a break!

Everyone needs a break. We think that we have to do, do, do and that if we take a break, then things will all fall apart. I promise you that they will not. And, taking a break doesn’t always mean going away for a length of time. You can take a break Every day!

It is so important to get quiet and RECIEVE .  If we do not give ourselves quiet time to go within, we will miss out on the connection with the Divine voice within.  For sure, for me, that Divine Voice has been very loud sometimes, but, that voice is most typically subtle and quiet.

link to Megan’s meditationhttp://thegreendivas.com/downloads/green-divas-peace-meditation-series-tech-time/

To find out more about what we touched on please visit the embedded links below

Red Rock Ranch ~ www.theredrockranch.com 

365 Tao 

Animal Speak  

Medicine Cards

It is in the quiet that I learn to listen to the messages that can not get through constant chatter that goes on all around me.  It seems to me that one of the human malady’s is forgetting. I forget how blessed I am. I forget that love surrounds me everywhere and not just within my family and friends. Spirit is always sending me messages of love and encouragement, but, when I am in the busy chatter of ego, I don’t hear or see it.  Just yesterday, I was thinking of giving up on an endeavor that I have just begun. I was feeling discouraged and then I flipped the radio station and a song that always reminds me of my Dad was playing. He was there, encouraging me not to give up, to stay the course and achieve this goal.  A Blessing!

I promised to tell you what the praying mantis totem meant, so here it is ~ it is a call to go within, into the stillness to open ourselves up to prophecy. Praying Mantis helps us with that call for it is the master of stillness. This stillness can help us with healing and creativity. How fabulous she showed up on the day of this podcast! Coincedence? I think not!

Receiving helps me to give freely. I have a big and busy life, but, I must give my self time to be with Spirit, so that I have the energy to be present in that life. Taking a break allows us to strip away the illusions of who our ego tells us we are and let’s us experience our true Divine Selves…

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GVK gets an Indie Spiritualist experience with Chris Grosso


indiespiritualist-150x150Chris Grosso promotes his book as a “no bullshit exploration of spirituality”, and his honesty is hard core, which, frankly, we love at GVK. But, what he brought to our conversation this week, was a gentle mindfulness. Like Megan and I, Chris has been down the rabbit hole and experienced the darkness. And then, by the Grace of All That Is, he found his way into the Light. We talked about some of those “ah ha” moments that reawaked our Higher Self.

That “ah ha” conversation reminded me of a song by Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens ) ~

The Wind

To me, this songs sums up my experience with Awakening. I did swim upon the devils lake. In fact, there was a time when I thought that was my only choice. Divine inspiration or intervention weren’t for people like me. I had goals and dreams and ideas, but, I never seemed to quite get it right. I always seemed to make that one bad decision, trust that one wrong person, make that

It’s not like I was born with those feelings. My Mom always talked about how all of us (my sister and brothers) came out with our personalities in tact. She said that I was always happy, optimistic and excitedly looked at everything like a new adventure. But when my teens hit, I got hit by a storm of negativity that took hold of me. The brutal experiences of my teens left me with the feeling that I was all alone and that life was meant to be endured. Sigh. It was a dark and lonely time for me.

And then came my shift in perspective. An understanding that if I really had been alone, I would have most likely been killed by those negative forces. I retraced those dark times, as I plunged into my spiritual quest, and saw where I was guided, loved and held in Divine Light. Thus was and is my journey of seeing, of hearing and of Knowing. It is, as Chris Grosso so beautifully put it,  “the spirit continuing to awaken”…

to learn more about Chris Grosso and his book The Indie Spiritualist, follow the embedded link below ~
www.theindiespiritualist.com

We talked about:

A Course In Miracles

Thich Nhat Hanh

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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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GVK lets the heart do the talking

chakra fourAhhhh, the heart. Can’t you feel it? The rhythmic, pulsing, there, in the center of your being. It is calling you, beckoning you, and encouraging you to lead with your heart. Are you ready to heed the call of Love?

Ahhhh is the sound that we tone this magnificent muscle with and it’s element is Air. Although pink is the universal color of Love, the heart chakra glows a brilliant emerald green. The same green associated with Archangel Raphael ~ the Archangel in charge of healing and health. Raphael means “God heals” or “He who heals” in Hebrew. Which makes sense because in order to put forth and accept love, our own hearts must be healed.

This chakra sits in the center of our being and connects the lower & upper chakras. If this chakra is imbalanced, the other 6 chakras will not have a way to connect to each other fully.

We often associate love with romance, but, the heart chakra love is a Divine one.  And sure, we all love romance and the love of partnering, but, how can we love another without first loving ourselves? When I began my spiritual quest in earnest, I began to heal my heart, my emotions and my body from deep brutality. During that time, it was important for me to distance myself from my family of origin to come to the truth about who I really was, not who I was defined by them. Setting up this boundary was a form of self love, something I had never done before. It freed me to discover my gifts and talents and to own my personal power. It freed me to truly learn, experience, and Know Love…

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GVK follows a serendipitous path to Buddha with Roy Havrilack

The Light was blazing during our conversation with Roy Havrilack about serendipity!  Roy is an actor and cofounder of Skytown Entertainment, which produced of the short film ~ What FutureHe had been a spiritual seeker for years before he found his way to the practice of Buddhism.  And he found it through the delightful path of serendipity.

Don’t you love when something just drops in your lap out of seemingly nowhere?  In reality, you had sent out signals to have that thing “happen” into your life.  It is the cause and effect of our thought process.  Yet, we must be open to the signals that move us mysteriously to that happenstance wondrous event.

When we move through our life open to the magic that the universe creates for us, serendipity blazes the way.  Somehow, I always followed those inner nudgings.  I don’t even know how I did it in my early years because I was riddled with fear and anger.  But, somehow a voice, a hunch, or an obscure idea, would move me in some direction I hadn’t even considered and then pieces of a puzzle would fall into place. I would get a job I desperately needed or find an apartment on my last day of looking, or meet a soul friend.  I would look back and think ‘how did that happen?’  Never really understanding that I had sent out signals to put things in place and all I had to do was be open to the Divine Guidance.  Be Open.

Follow the links below to learn more about Skytown Entertainment and the other topics we touched upon

Skytown Entertainment ~ skytownentertainment.com

SGI ~ USA Buddhist Association ~ sgi-usa.org

Meaning of ~ Nam-myoho-renge-kyo

Serendipity is how the Divine shows up to cheer us on as we move forward and upward on our path.  It is a kiss from Above, so, receive your kiss with the podcast

GVK gets centered with the third chakra

The third chakra is our power center.  The color is yellow and the element is fire.  This chakra gets you moving!  It is the chakra that is oriented to self definition.

It is from our center that we reverberate out who we think we are. When the 3rd chakra is spinning easily then we feel good about who we are and what we contribute to the world.  However, if your self talk is crappy ~ I always say something stupid, I couldn’t be any fatter, no one likes the bald guy dude, I’m such a space cadet ~ then your third chakra needs balancing. And, make no mistakes, even though your self talk is in your head, you will radiate that energy out and create a world that answers to that talk.

Who we are to ourselves is far more important than how the world out there defines us.  Knowing that we are Divine and that we bring something special to this Earth simply by being our true selves takes hold in the third chakra. It is our inner most “private” thoughts that determine what we think of ourselves.  No person, job, dollar amount or profession can define who you are.

And bigger than that is the FACT that the Divine knows who you are and loves you immensely for having the courage to incarnate in physical form so that the Divine can be known through you and by you. Try telling yourself that private thought every day and see your world become magical one!

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