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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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GVK pollinates Light and Love with Noelle Meade~Izzi

Noelle Izzi’s quest is to bring awareness to her beautifully coined expression ~”spiritual pollination“.  Megan and I were excited by the term and it’s implication for raising the vibration of our life experiences and more profoundly, our Earth.  Spiritual pollination  is about what energy we put out into the world. By putting positive energy, thought and action out,  we create a world of Divine balance ~ the same kind of balance that we see, and experience in Nature. 

Noelle had a beautiful experience with a hummingbird that changed her perspective and turned her world around.  The hummingbird was brought in by the Divine to pollinate a message of Joy.  The Native Americans believe that the hummingbird feathers open the heart.  Without an open heart, we can not experience the beauty and bliss of life.  Hummingbird is a bird of true Joy.  This bird is the only one who can fly up, down and in each direction, It can also seem as though it is literally hanging still in the air. Hummingbird, though teeny tiny, is a powerful pollinator.  Because of it’s free spirit, it can not live in captivity.

We talked briefly about Dr. Masaru Emoto ~ the world renown scientist, who proved that words, written or spoken, will change how water crystals form.  Beautiful music and words spoken to water or even written on a glass of water creates beautiful crystal formations in the water that can be witnessed after it isfrozen.  Negative words spoken into or taped onto the glass of water created deformed and imbalanced crystals.  

Follow the link below to get more information and be astounded by what vibrations a word will create in water.  Then take that a step further to understand the impact that you have every day with EVERY word you speak and think…

Dr. Masaru Emoto 

 To learn more about Noelle Meade~Izzi and her work, please follow the link below ~

 bee-nevolent.com

Read the turkey vulture story on Noelles blog by following the link below~

bee-nevolent blog

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GVK gets sexy with the second chakra

chakra two 2Oh yes, sex is definitely connected to our second chakra! But there is so much more at play here~this chakra sits in the lower abdomen, the color associated with it is orange, and the element is water. When this chakra is balanced, we have grace, depth of feeling, sexual fulfillment and the ability to accept change.  It connects us to others through feelings, desire, sensation and movement. Think of a flowing river moving with ease.

If this chakra is out of balance, we may experience issues with our skin, reproductive organs, kidneys, bladder, circulatory system, lymphatic system and adrenal system and, sexual performance will be effected in a negative manner.  

Having this chakra spinning with ease is the key to achieving our desires. And desire covers more than sex ~ it is literally our hopes and dreams.  My hopes and dreams always include the Earth as a whole.  Yes, I have desires for my own personal self, my children, my husband and friends, but, I dream as Big as possible for the World at large.  A peaceful and loving coexistence with our fellows, a clean and honored Earth, a clear and powerful connection with the Divine for all.  Those are my big dreams and I need my second chakra in perfect balance to help achieve those dreams…

We talked about ~ Ravi Varma Lakshmi ~ the Hindu Goddess of wealth, prosperity (both material and spiritual), fortune, and the embodiment of beauty. 

Lots of “Verve” talk too ~  the spirit and enthusiasm animating artistic composition or performance : vivacity

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GVK gets down with the 1st chakra

Today GVK focuses on the first chakra ~ the root chakra. This energy center of the body sits at the base of the spine and is associated with “grounding” onto the Earth and when it is open and spinning freely, a person will feel empowered with strength and vitality. If there the chakra has been closed or disrupted, a person may feel a great deal of fear and not trust the Divine Guidance all around them. The color associated with this chakra is red.

The chakra system of the body can be measured by electromagnetic patterns that they omit and while you may not be able to see them, and some people can most definitely see them, they can be measured. 

For me, grounding and being centered on the Earth used to be a deep challenge. I had a million ideas, profound amounts of energy and no way to focus it all. As I became more clear in my spiritual practice, I learned to ground my energy to the Earth which gave me a way to focus. Before then, I was an intense bolt of lightning, striking every which way. Still a bolt of lightening, but, I can direct it now. Now, when I center onto the Earth, I can feel her magnetic grid and her life force melding with mine. The power that our Mother Earth emanates moving through my body reminds me of my physical sustenance. I can call on that power through out my day when I must focus my thoughts and intentions on a project or desire or even while helping a friend through a challenging situation. 

Try it yourself! Create a grounding ritual and see how it effects your day. Use that ritual when you have to make a decision or start a new project and see how focused you become and how easily you can move toward your goal. Our Earth is our physical life force. She is more than something that we live on, she is a living entity that we want to be in communion with and the first chakra is our doorway…

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GVK brings in Divine Love with Mariel Hemmingway on Valentines Day

 

Mariel Hemingway
shared her thoughts on Divinity, and Love with GVK and Megan and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Valentines Day!  Mariel has two new creative endeavors in the world ~ Running From Crazy  and Running With Nature and I relate to both!

For a good part of my life, I was running from the abuse and sorrow of my teen life. Through some synchronistic events (a friend giving me Out on a Limb by Shirley MacLaine for starters) I found myself understanding my past in a spiritual/psychic way. That lead to many epiphanies and an expanded awareness which ultimately lead to the Divine. That awareness shifted my perspective and taught me to stop running with pain and begin running with a spiritual life. Whew! 

And what does that have to do with Love? EVERYTHING!! The Divine is the omnipresent, omnipotent Love force of our Universe. That epiphany came to me as a remembering at my first LaHo~Chi session and brought me to a place of peace that I had not felt on this Earth before.

So, on this Valentines Day, celebrate Love. Whether it is with a life partner, a friend, a parent, a child, an animal, with Mother Earth herself or a Higher Power of your understanding. Celebrate because the Divine Loves you for who you are. And who you are is someone that No One else can be on this Earth, ever. 

Mariel and her life partner, Bobby, celebrate with Mother Earth every day with mindful practices around food, exercise, each other and ultimately with the world. Mariel shared a poem of Love by Bobby at the end of our conversation and it is beautiful, so enjoy!

to learn more about Mariel Hemingway and the her fabulous new projects follow the link below ~

www.marielhemingway.com

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GVK goes with the flow with Samantha Jones

Here we are with Samantha Jones talking about allowing life to flow and the challenges that we encounter as we strive for that state of being. I believe that all things are connected and that every aspect of our lives is important as it carries us to the next level on our path to enlightenment. I make decisions at a time and place with the knowledge and information I have gathered thus far. I have not always used the wisdom that I have inherently, but, that again becomes part of the experience I am in at the moment. I know that every person I have encountered has in some way influenced how I move forward. Not all of those interactions have been pleasant. In fact, for a very long time, they were devastating. Yet they afforded me a wealth of information, not only about the people and situations around me, but, also about myself. Staying positive and Trusting come from the Knowing that we are in the hands of the Divine. That we can not make a bad choice. We are simply choosing and the bad/good labels come from without us. I think we can sit in the dark and experience that to give us a greater contrast to the Light. And why not? It certainly makes life interesting!! My earlier years were not easy, but, boy, they were interesting! My life is still interesting, but, I find more grounded ways to experience it. Most importantly is to know that everything that I have experienced has lead me to where I am today and I would not change one piece of it because then I might not be able to join in vibration with all of you!

Follow the embedded links to learn more about the people we discussed:

Khalil Gibran ~ The Prophet

Richard Bach ~ Illusions

 about Samantha Jones:

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

www.therealsamanthajones.com

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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 gets Divine with Caroline Fairless ~ part 1

gvk-final-01Happy New Year Everyone!! We begin this 2014 with the oh so fabulous Caroline Fairless! I became so entranced with Caroline, that there are two parts to our conversation. We explore what is Divine Guidance to each of us. This topic is Profound and it is very different for everyone. Caroline brings to the forefront of this conversation that we, as humans, are not separate from our environment. We are not above, better than, or superior to our surroundings. We are a part of. Everything. What we do, what we say, and even what we feel reverberates out and effects not just our immediate surroundings, but, those vibrations echo out and can be felt around the whole Earth. When we are open to Divinity, the mundane or even the difficult becomes sacred. We find a different perspective. For me, that Divinity comes in most powerfully in Nature. I receive messages from the Earth and her creatures every day in many ways. When I opened up to the messages I began to find more peace in my life. I have studied what the Native Americans beliefs are regarding what Mother Earth has to say and find an utmost resonance there. After all, She is a living breathing entity. She is our life force and our sustenance. Do you have a story about Divine Guidance through nature? Share it with us!! To learn more about Caroline, click on the embedded links below…

Caroline Fairless, author of: The space between church and not church~a sacramental healing for our planet

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