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Awake… Again


Life on our precious Mother Earth has always been, even in its lesser moments, a wonder-ful adventure. It is an over-the-top wild roller coaster ride that rarely stops. Even in the most tragic of times it is never boring. I am always learning, stretching my relationship with the Universe and gaining greater understanding of the whys and hows that continue to fascinate me.

I have slowed down a bit with age. My guides and my friends are greatful. Otherwise, I would have driven most everyone a bit crazy, including myself.

I am more present in my life now. I make decisions more consciously. I enjoy every day and every person. I am not driven to get to that so critical, yet unknown destination in life. I am more content on the journey. It is a beautiful place to be.

Every once in a while, I “wake up.” A revelation is given to me that makes me feel like I have been sleeping for a hundred years. It is the cosmic two-by-four that knocks me upside the head, shakes me out of my comfort zone, and lets me know that life is about to get juicier.

So “Good Morning!” I just woke up!

This eye-opener came after a quick illness that hit me out of the blue. It nailed me to the couch where I stared at the TV for too many hours. On second thought, I actually watched TV just long enough to get the cosmic two-by-four. Then I turned off the TV, sat on the porch in the dark, put it all together in my mind and came up to the office to write it down.

You may wonder if it was a particular show or trigger. No. I channel surfed, at least three shows at a time. I watched everything from history to sitcom to sci-fi to drama. It felt like I was fast-tracking an extreme information download.

What came out of this rather odd day was an understanding of what I want to do with the next phase of my life. This was a long awaited turning point.

Let me be clear, there are not going to be any drastic changes in the near future - as far as I can tell. I have been looking for something new and interesting, something that belongs to me, something that will motivate, energize and inspire me in my personal life.

I found it. And, of course, it was there all along! I have been talking about it and thinking about it and observing others to get ideas, but never really thought I could have it.

It seems rather rude to share the process and not share the epiphany. I appreciate your interest and support, and I thank you. We all know that when we speak our dreams aloud, everyone’s energy and focus helps us manifest those dreams. Right now, my dream is new and tender. I want to hold it and smile and feel it fully before I put it on the table for everyone to see. I will share when the time is right.

The next all important step in manifesting is allowing myself to acknowledge, bless, release and transmute my fears and disbeliefs so I can have what has always been in my heart.

The list of reasons that argued against realizing this dream was long and rigid. How silly! How not “Kim” of me. I am always teaching to “live by your heart.” What was I thinking?! What was I doing?!

I was living out of integrity with my own truth. I’m glad that is coming to an end! It was depressing me -- really depressing me. And I didn’t even realize the limitations I was living in-- I’m still shaking my head in amazement that I was stuck for so long. I probably will be examining this for a while.

It doesn’t matter what our dreams are. It only matters that we have them and we own them. They belong to us. Our dreams and truths drive and inspire us. When we deny them, we suppress our joy and our purpose. That is called depression. It can come on so slowly and insidiously that we may not recognize we’re depressed or why.

The repression of joy can come out as destructive behaviors. We can lose our passion for living. We can become angry. We can let others drive our lives and our creativity.

Today I feel more alive than I have in a long time. I have taken back my life, my creativity and my joy. I know that there is a lot of work ahead of me. That too, will be an adventure. I have never shied away from work with purpose. I have also learned how to work “smart.” That was long in coming and now will serve me well in manifesting and enjoying my dream.

Working smart is working in balance - doing the things you love with joy, combined with time for friends and family, play and rest, quiet and great music, or whatever inspires and heals you.

So my friends, please listen to your hearts. Listen closely. Acknowledge that beautiful, loving voice of wisdom, and then -- take action. Remember that the best action starts with small steps and builds. Living from your heart gives meaning to your life so that this wild adventure makes sense.

May you be fully awake and enjoy this magnificent journey! Kims Signature


 
     
 



Divorce With Power & Clarity ~ Rising from the Ashes

  • When: July 4-6, 2014
  • Location:Rhinebeck, NY
  • Tuition: $365

Divorce, no matter how amicable, is never easy. The many legal hurdles and the emotional turmoil can wreak havoc on our lives, making us hard to be around and even to live with ourselves. The insomnia, angry outbursts, and bouts of grief make us feel our world has been turned upside down.

 

This workshop for women only is designed to help guide us through divorce and its aftermath. If you are heading for a divorce, are in the process now, recently divorced, or divorced years ago and still struggling with it, the team of experts leading this program can help. Together they offer a comprehensive approach to making divorce less tumultuous, and help us to see it as an opportunity for healing, transformation, and empowerment.

 

Throughout the weekend we learn how to understand and navigate the legal system; how to energetically separate from our spouses and the negative patterns that have developed in the relationship; how to leave and heal from destructive relationships, how to best cope with co-parenting issues with a difficult ex-partner; how to develop divorce solutions that nurture our children; and how to create a new life that fits our values and most cherished commitments to ourselves and to others. More Information.




 
 
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Summer Reading

Art of AdventureThere are wonderful books that have come out recently that will help our summers be more fun and insightful. Here is the second of three.

The Art of Adventure happens when prepared curiosity takes inspired action. Karen Fritz uses personal stories from her motorcycle adventures as a metaphor to integrate ancient wisdom into empowered every day living. This book is an activation to get you in motion, awake and aligned with who you truly are. Get lost. Find yourself again in the sheer LIFE within the messiness and imperfection. Gooey and raw and painful and sweet.

Purchase through ArtOfAdventureBook.com or amazon.com.

 

Check out my blog for a lighter side of life: http://wisdomdance.com/blog

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