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GVK is center stage with the Light of Samantha Jones

Staying centered in the Light of the Divine ~ that was always the quandary of my existence. How, when all these bad things have happened or are happening to me do I stay positive or in the Light of the Divine? Sigh. When I began my spiritual quest in earnest, this question nipped at me heels on a regular basis. What I have come to understand is that everything I have experienced takes part in my Soul’s growth. The things that have been most challenging to my human self, have ultimately brought the most beautiful golden nuggets out in my being. The teen years, for many of us, are ripe with confusion and drama. My teen years were not only layered with “normal” teen feelings, but, a constant, unrelenting emotional and physical abuse from other teens. I thought that nothing good could have come from that place. Yet, as I dug into my spiritual & psychic practice, I began to open up to a bigger vision. I started to find that the teen experience had opened my empathic gifts fully. I was able to see a situation from the “underdogs” side of things. I was able to feel what others feel and relate to my environment on a whole new level of communication and awareness. I became passionate for justice and speaking my Truth. As difficult and painful as that time was for me, I believe that it was those exact experiences that brought out gifts that were dormant and needing opening. And as long as I remember to look at experiences from the Divine perspective, I can step into the Light that seems to be evading me. And by looking at a situation from the Divine perspective, I mean to be able to find out how this situation that I am experiencing is serving me in some way. While I admit, this is not an easy task in many circumstances, I have come to rely on this way of living life so that I do not fall into the trap of “poor me”. 

I love talking with Samantha about this because she exudes an air of positive vibration in all that she manifests, not only herself, but, with all the people that she works with. She does not deny that an experience was challenging, but, she definitely looks for a positive bend to it. And she brings laughter and joy to the forefront of the world, which we need in large quantities!

Currently, Samantha is working with the Self Employed Artists Conference, which is held in February in Chicago. She is running her Improv Empowerment Workshop and she is on a few panels. She will also be working one on one with artists there. Follow the embedded link below to learn how you can connect with Samantha in Chicago~

 To find out more about Samantha Jones, who is based in New York City and does travel ~

www.therealsamanthajones.com

Who is Rumi? ~ a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Check out his writings and be transported!

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GVK and Samantha Jones- being true to ones self

I had the utmost privilege to work with Samantha Jones ~ www.therealsamanthajones.com ~ when she directed my last solo show 

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So to chat with her on my podcast was nothing less than exhilarating! This woman does it all ~ she directs, acts, coaches improv, and writes her own solo shows. And there is no better person to talk with about celebrating who you are, than Samantha. She helps people find the hilarious in the mundane and recognize the Divine in their own stories. I went to her with a fully formed script and a few performances under my belt, but I knew something was missing. Samantha saw that the missing piece of puzzle was me! She said to me “I watched 20 minutes of your (videotaped) performance and you were like a lion in a cage. Back and forth, back and forth on stage, ready to explode. I knew just how to help you!” She fully embraced my power and helped me own it.  The fully dynamic and lightning energy me. My performance and message became all that I had dreamed it could be!

I believe that we come into this world excited to be Who We Are, and then events occur that either make us forget or make us not want to be exactly who we came to be. For me, it was both. The brutality of my teen life shifted me into someone who had to survive, and not being me seemed the safest way to do just that. Sigh. Looking back, I realize that even when I was trying not to be me, pieces came bursting out, like singing at the top of my lungs to my favorite song everywhere I went. When I left the suffocation of the small town I lived in, I began searching, seeking, and questioning the things I had been told about who I was. I explored the psychic & spiritual world and found a place that I belonged. Those people weren’t overwhelmed by my passion, confused by my psychic gifts, or blown away by my visions.Then the world became a different, accepting, and more loving place to be.  

There is no more powerful way to raise the vibration of our world than to fully honor who we came here to be. I know that being our authentic self is the best way to honor the Divine. There is only one you on this planet. This is the only time you will be this You so dive in and celebrate! 

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