Tag: inspirational podcast

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

www.iraisrael.com

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 gets self love support from the planets and Kathy Kerston

Kathy Kerston joins GVK this week to fill us in on what to pay attention to in the glorious month of October 2014.  We’ve got some serious support from our planets this month around seeing our True selves. 

I had no idea that Kathy was going to support the GVK current theme of self love when she sat down to record!  It is always such a joy when the Universe puts everything in alignment for me.  And I am filled with gratitude that the Universe fully supports our trek into this subject.

Both Megan and I have been shedding ~ beliefs, fears, ideas and self sabotage to sit more deeply in self love.  Kathy tells us that the planets are moving into place with the upcoming full moon to encourage us on our quest to knowing ourselves from the Divine perspective, or in other workd, to Know ourselves from a place of Truth.

I spent years of my life on the beam ~ fearlessly being me, and then worrying that my me~ness would alienate people.  So, then I would tone it down, dim the light, soften the impact of me.  Sigh.  It was a painful process to live in.  I can say for the record, that I have jumped off that beam and am Trusting that the Universe wants me to be fully Me and no one else.  I am grateful that the planets will be supporting me through the last vestiges of the shedding process.  I have been riding the air waves for a long time, but, now, I am ready to navigate them, utilize them and become one with them.  

To quote  one of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite passages from William Earnest Henley’s poem, Invictus ~ 

I am the master of my fate,

I am the captain of my soul.

to learn more about Kathy Kerston and receive an astrological reading/healing, please visit

www.kathykerston.com

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GVK enters the Void

Who likes to wait? Ugh, definitely not me!  Now add waiting in the “dark” and I can become a full blown maniac of need. I move fast, think fast and create fast.  But, the reality is that my Higher Self needs me to be quiet sometimes.  And by quiet, I mean in a black out curtain room, with sound mufflers on my ears and weights on my body quiet (my Higher Self is not very subtle ~ hahaha, no surprise).  And I will be the first to tell you that I have found each of these quiet times quite challenging.  Until I found my way into acceptance.

Lots of people will know this quiet as, “the hallway” ~ I call it the Void.  The Void, in Native American belief is where it all began.  And by it, I mean all of it, including Great Spirit (also known as God, All That Is, Allah, etc).  The void is where all possibility is.  It is the unknown.  And while it can be frustrating while you are in it, I guarantee that something exciting, beautiful, wondrous will come at the end of it.  The key to moving through the Void is…yes ~ acceptance.

I don’t know the reason why we have pain or confusion or feel stuck.  I do know that it seems to be part of the process of evolving, transmuting and healing.  And I  know that when I move out of that space, something life changing is always waiting for me.  And while I know that I desire to move upward with ease, to shift without pain, it hasn’t seemed to happen that way to often. 

So, until I am zipping upward with the ease of a bird in flight, I must Trust that my Higher Self is managing this aspect of my life with love and that I am in good hands.  I have witnessed miracles while in the Void ~ dead willow branches sprouting roots, flowers growing in with no light or water, Spirit visits, premonitory dreams.  Coming out of it I have experienced heart healing, creative jumps, heightened awareness, psychic jumps and more.  But, to get there, at least so far, I had to enter the Void…

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GVK explores the layers of healing with Mahara Ashlie, Diva of skin care products at Welstar Organics

healing herbsThere are many facets to being well and Mahara Ashlie has done deep exploration on all fronts to bring herself from disease into health.  Her healing journey lead her to her what is now her passion ~ Welstar Organics ~ where she is the owner and product formulator of all the skin care products.  Her foray into disease lead to her the path of well being. It lead her to a rebirth.

To learn more about Mahara Ashlie and her amazing skin care products, please follow the embedded link below:

www.welstarorganics.com

From our first breath to our final breath, we are managing our health. It is multifaceted and ever changing. From my own experiences I have come to believe that we must be our own advocates, we must be knowledgeable, and we must be open to different or non traditional forms of healing.

I have actually had several rebirths over the course of my life and I expect that there will be more. The first rebirth, and frankly, what I believe to be my resurrection, was when I stopped using drugs and alcohol to numb myself. The second rebirth was when I discovered energy work and became a LaHo~Chi practitioner. I have used traditional talk therapy, nutrition, energy work, exercise, meditation and creative expression to heal.  

Being well is multifaceted and so, needs a broad approach. What worked last year for a nagging emotional issue, may not work this time around because of the layer that you are coming at it from.  I have discovered that the deeper the layer of healing, the more often I need to find a different approach (s). Some of my physical issues, have an emotional core and visa versa. Sugar is one of the ways that I manage deep feelings that feel overwhelming. Recently, my body has begun to reject that form of management and I am having to move to a more mindful practice around my feelings. Sigh. Really, that is all that I can say about it! It has not been so easy, this sugar thing.

However, as Mahara stated so beautifully, “I am not healed, but, I am Well.”  Yes, I am well and I continue to delve into wellness on every level. And I will state, for myself, that I rely on my Higher Self and All That Is to guide me, because without my spiritual practice, I am far from well…xoK

 We talked about the book Love your disease ~ written by John Harrison: click on the book name to know more about it

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GVK looks to the June stars with John Wessels, Master Astrologer

We have been looking for answers in the stars for as long as we have been able to look up. Luckily for us, we have astrologers and astronomers to help us understand the messages that are there! In this podcast, John Wessels, Master Astrologer will give us dates to pay attention to and what we can expect during these times for the month of June.

When my son, Landon, was a baby, I went to a Master Astrologer for a reading.  At the time, Jeff, Landon and I were living in a small town outside of Boston, MA.  She told me many things and all of it rang true, accept this one piece. She told me that we would be moving at the end of October because Jeff was getting a new job. I told her that she was mistaken. After all, we had moved back to Boston from Brooklyn, NY, only two years ago so that Jeff could stay with the firm he had been telecommuting for.  He had been with this firm for 12 years, loved his job and had no intention of leaving.  Besides it was September and I couldn’t see how anything that big would happen that fast. The astrologer smiled and said, “Well, your chart says otherwise”.

A week later Jeff came home from work with what he said was “interesting news”.  A firm in NJ had reached out to him for an interview ~ could he come immediately? My jaw dropped.  I said “Well, I guess we are moving to NJ.”  Jeff laughed and said, no, no.  But, funnily enough, he had seen the ad for that job in the Wall Street Journal a month before and while it looked really interesting, he wasn’t in need of a job and so he recycled the paper and went about his day. But, now,  his interest was piqued and he wanted to go for the sake of going.  Well he had 3 interviews within two weeks, was offered and accepted the job before the end of October! We sold our house in one day and Jeff went on ahead of me while I finished up a play that I was performing in.

I was a believer before that day, but, that experience brought the planets, moon and stars into my orbit like never before…

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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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