KRISTINA'S WEEKLY EMAIL OF THOUGHT-PROVOKING ESSAYS & VIDEOS TO KEEP YOU CONNECTED TO YOURSELF ON THIS JOURNEY CALLED LIFE
A NOTE FROM KRISTINA:
Greetings!

Today's PGG refers to when I had my apartment painted over 8 years ago, and reminds me of why I have procrastinated doing it again since! But with all the new year vibes it's a good reminder to think about which other areas of life, i.e. health, finances, relationships, career etc. might need to be taken apart and re-examined in order to be rebuilt stronger, better and more beautiful.

Remember, too, that this applies to countries and nations, who need to go through their own transformations and upgrades as well. You can also think of it in regards to dismantling systems, for example, creating cracks by sitting at a lunch counter or at the front of a bus.

As we head into the MLK holiday weekend, a good companion quote of Dr. King's (and one of my favorites) to Leonard Cohen's below, is that "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. " May we all take this sentiment to heart by recognizing and expanding the light and love in our lives; the more of us who do so, the less room for darkness and hate there will be in the world no matter who we are or where we live.

This week's Instagram post affirmed (to at least to one person!) that I am doing my part, and encourages you to do yours. Today's PGG Video of the Week talks about the power you have to make change, and more of my thoughts about your role in our world's transformation can be heard in this podcast style interview with Rick Young of What's in Your Hand Radio Show. And here's an Instagram post if you just need something calm and soothing right now.

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Big hug <3
Kristina

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Let the Sun Shine In
Originally published May 22, 2012
     
There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. ~ Leonard Cohen

I recently had my apartment painted, which is basically like moving without actually moving. The main reason I did it was to force myself to go through all of my belongings and see what should stay and what should go, clean all the nooks and crannies that never get looked at and rearrange things in a better way. Well, it’s working, but for various reasons has been happening s-l-o-w-l-y….and I just need to be okay with that.

In my post The Present of Presence, I mentioned that out of chaos comes clarity. And I’m always talking about process, how patience is a virtue and the consistent effort needed to make lasting change, One Day at a Time. I’m certainly getting some good practice right now!

It’s been a great exercise to dismantle my external life since most days I live and work on the internal side of things. Just like with physical surgery, sometimes you gotta literally open up, get in there, dig around and rid yourself of and/or fix whatever is not working in order to begin healing and functioning more optimally. Like my client’s ostrich with its head held high on her Vision Board, we have to deal with what is and take action, instead of keeping our heads buried in the sand expecting things to change.

With all the graduations and series, season and competition finales, as well as the loss of some famous folks, it’s a reminder to say goodbye to life as a student, to an era, to characters and storylines, and perhaps jobs, people, places and things, and especially to old personas that we’ve outgrown. There are just times in our lives when we need to let it all go to make way for the new.

What needs to be opened up, dismantled, re-examined in your life? What is old and tattered and/or has served its purpose and should be released? What can be put back together in a new and improved way so you can more easily integrate ALL parts of yourself and more effortlessly move forward in the most positive way on this journey called life?

Whatever area you feel stuck in, be sure to Ch-Check it Out – because only when you look at things from a different perspective can you make different decisions.

Having a hard time letting go of anything that’s not Hot StuffGive me a buzz and I’ll help you face the music and get you Stayin’ Alive in the best version of yourself now and beyond!

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