November 2014

9 Nov

Thankful for the Journey
After a long, sizzling-hot Florida summer, I am pulling out my sweaters and preparing myself for the chilly 70° weather! BRRRR. I’m sure you understand that I am being completely serious! Still, I am thankful for the change. I know that you have long been experiencing fall weather, and for that, you have my sympathy!

Fall brings with it a certain settling-in process; it is a time to cozy up close to home and family in preparation for the busyness that we are certain to experience. Many of us may already be reflecting back upon the year, making mental notes as to what we have done well and where we could’ve done things a little differently. Regardless of where you find yourself on this spectrum, please be gentle with yourself and remember that this is a time for gratitude – in all things. November is the time to gather not only our families, but our blessings as well. So, when you look back over 2014, do so with an open heart and mind, eager to accept and give thanks for every step along your path. After all, you would not be where you are, or heading where you’re heading, had you not tread where you’ve been. That’s why life is called a Journey. The journey really is the destination . . . drink it in!

Lindsay Dickey
(Assistant)
Change is Good!
As I’m sure you know, I have recently taken on a fabulous assistant! I have been
completely blessed to have her join me! This too, is a settling in process, as we
are still getting our feet wet with the transition.I thought you might like to have a
face to go with the voice, so I have included her picture. Isn’t she lovely? Lindsay is putting together many exciting things for 2015 and I promise you’ll be in
the loop about what’s to come. For now, I too am in my settling in process, preparing for the holidays and spending much of my time with family.

Astrologically Speaking
Boy, October was toughie, wasn’t it? Between Mercury retrograde, the Blood Moon and the full moon lunar eclipse in Aries (warrior planet), it’s amazing we’ve all survived it! I spoke to my friend and colleague, Lenore Hamill about a week ago, asking, “What the heck is going on? People are nuts this month!” I love her answer so much that I just had to share it with you! I will try to quote her as best I can: “It’s not so much that Mercury retrograde is bad, or even difficult; it simply highlights areas of our lives that may need to be addressed, and it depends on where Mercury is in your own natal chart as to what it highlights.” That makes perfect sense! I have since determined that my area was family, as they all seemed kinda crazy! Lenore had more to say about the full moon eclipse, but there isn’t enough room in this newsletter, so I’ll let you ask her yourself. Meanwhile, here’s more from Astrologer, Lenore Hamill:

Living Your Highest Potential
Soul-Centered Astrology

People will sometimes ask me, “Why do you provide astrology readings? Isn’t astrology just a self-fulfilling prophecy?” Good question. Let’s talk!

Using the variables of your date, time, and place of birth, a personal profile and a blueprint of life possibilities can be created. This profile and blueprint are called a Natal or Birth Chart. Your Natal Chart reveals to a trained astrologer; your talents, your strengths, your weaknesses and your potentials for this lifetime. It also shows what lessons your soul wanted to learn or overcome/balance.

Can two people be born at the exact same time in the exact hospital location and have exactly the same chart? Yes. However, we are more than just our Natal Chart potential. We are individual souls (parts of “GOOD”) that have been growing in consciousness for many, many lifetimes. So, those two individuals may be at completely different places in their “understanding of life”. One might lean towards expressing the negative aspects of their characteristics and the other might express more of the positive aspects of their SIGNS and PLANETS. How we determine to express our own unique energies is called FREE WILL.

It is my job as an Astrologer to help you understand your own unique energies in your chart and guide you to expressing the most positive aspects of those energies so that you can live a fulfilling life to its Highest Potential . . . the reason you chose to be here!

During your first Astrological Reading , we will explore your own unique energies . . . Your SUN (ego), your MOON (emotional body), your ASCENDANT (soul potential), and your MERCURY (mental body), both the positive and difficult aspects of these energies. We also look at your BIG LIFE LESSON as expressed by your North-South Nodal Axis. Next, we will look at the Transiting Planets and how they are affecting your life today.Planets are always in motion, we call this Transits. These Transits “activate” or “shake up” these parts of yourself. The events that seem to randomly happen to you in your life both good and bad are from a soul level . . . just opportunities or lessons for you to move towards expressing these energies more positively. We can examine in more detail these changing transits in follow up readings.

Our soul’s consciousness remains with us into other planes of existence after we leave our physical bodies . . . when we depart at death. So, what lessons we learn here this lifetime and how we determine to express our unique essence, “Living Your Soul’s Highest Potential” are important and become the wisdom we take with us.

Krista & Lenore have put together a fabulous program called, “Soul Purpose Astrological Coaching,” which is truly a one-of-a-kind experience! Using your own unique natal chart, Lenore pinpoints all of the different energies you came here with, as well as the purpose behind them. From there, I (Krista) coach you through understanding, accepting and yes, expressing the higher energies of your own personal makeup, rather than the negative. This is a 7-week program, designed to help you to live your full potential. We have seen great success with Soul Purpose Astrological Coaching!

On a Personal Note
As you may know, my step-dad, Jimmy is in the final stages of his cancer, and with that comes great responsibility and the need for acceptance. I am honored to have this time with him and through our time together, this Catholic raised man who once was mortified of hell and purgatory now knows – I mean, he KNOWS that there are no such places, there is only bliss that awaits him. This has been fully proven in the last couple of weeks, as he tells me stories of my mom and other people in Spirit “gathering” for him. In his words, “They are lining people up all around me. It’s really pretty cool. I feel like they’re her to tell me, ‘Pack your bags, buddy. It’s almost time.'”

I was thrilled to have dad’s experiences confirmed in a non-spiritual genre when I spoke to his Hospice nurse and she affirmed, “Oh yes! We hear that all the time from our patients and their families. I think it’s their way of saying, ‘Don’t be afraid; we’re here for you and you will never be alone.'”

Often, when I sit with dad, he points out – before I even know – “They’re here; they’re standing right over there.” One of us will break out the iPhone and start snapping pictures. We find orbs in our pictures every single time! It does my heart good to have strong physical evidence confirming what I’ve always known.

Upcoming Events
I wanted to take a few moments to update you on some special events coming up over the next two months. Unfortunately, I will not be traveling anymore this year, due to the holidays, my son’s upcoming wedding and, of course, so much of my time & attention being with dad at this time. However, there are a few things going on that I wanted to share with you.

I will be conducting an open group gallery reading (via telephone) on Wednesday, November 5th, from 6:15 – 8:15pm CST. It’s okay if you’re a few minutes late, as the actual readings will likely not start right at 6:15. Space is limited ad we already have people registered, so you’ll need to get with Lindsay right away to reserve your spot! Her contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.

I will also be appearing on the Starr Fuentes Radio show on Wednesday, November 19th, from 8:00 – 9:00am CST, and again on Wednesday, December 10th, also from 8:00 – 9:00am CST. I will be serving as a guest host and the phone lines will be open to take your calls. The information is posted on my Facebook page, and it will be re-posted as the time approaches, if you’d like to call in or listen. I would be honored to hear from you!

I am so blessed to have all of you as clients and as friends. I promise I’ll do my best to keep in touch with you a couple of times a month. I trust everything is well with you and you are blessed beyond measure! Feel free to give me a call and tell me how I can be of service to you.

Contacts & Links
There are now more ways to connect with me. Thanks to my darling Lindsay, I now have a toll-free line as well as a new email address. You don’t have to delete my old one, but please add the new one to your address book so that it will not go to spam. All newsletters will be coming from the new email address.

Love & All Things Good,
Krista

The Gift of Presence

26 Dec

With the Christmas season upon us, I wanted to write a special message for all of you, to share something from my heart, which may speak to yours as well. I realize that many of you may come from various religious backgrounds and beliefs. I am hoping this message will be understood and accepted by everyone, regardless of your faith. We are, after all, one in the same.
My mother passed away twelve years ago, and although I think about and truly miss her all throughout the year, I inevitably find her in my thoughts more and more during the holiday season – Thanksgiving through New Year. The holidays are just not the same without her. I’m not saying that we haven’t celebrated or enjoyed the last twelve holiday seasons; it’s just that there always seems to be something missing . . . and that “something” is her; it’s her own special Spirit of celebration. She was always the one who made the holidays special; she had a certain knack for it. She was the one who created and maintained many of the traditions that my family shares today. I think it is the keeping of those traditions that will be passed down to other generations, which helps to keep her memory alive within all of us.
In preparing to write a special holiday message for all of you, I wanted to share with you the true essence of Christmas and the entire holiday season, as it is for me.
As I sat quietly with this thought, I found myself becoming quite nostalgic. My mind drifted back to Christmases past, particularly the Christmas of 2000, which was to be the last one we ever had with my mother. I thought about what I might have done differently, had I known it would be the last time I sat with her in front of her tree. Or the last time I cooked a holiday meal with her; or raised my glass in a toast to love and togetherness and in celebration of the birth of Christ . . . and of our very lives.
My mother was a fantastic gift-giver! She would pay close and quiet attention all throughout the year, to all of the things we spoke about wanting, or things that we may have needed. She made mental notes of those wants or needs, to later be recalled and placed on a list. From there, she would carefully select those items, regardless of what the price tag may have been or how far she needed to travel to find those particular things. At the end of every shopping trip, she would close herself up in a room, inviting just one of her kids or grand-kids in with her, and meticulously measure, wrap, and decorate each and every gift . . . as if it were the only one!
I have hundreds of photographs spanning decades, of our family gathered around her Christmas tree, which was always spilling over with presents, beautifully packaged, neatly stacked according to size, and stretching sometimes from corner to corner! Even with the dozens upon dozens of presents in each photograph, the most prominent gift I see in each one is the person sitting on the floor in front of the tree – my mother! She was the biggest and best blessing of all, for she gave each and every one of us the gift of her “presence.”
Over the last twelve years, we have experienced Christmases which spanned from one end of the spectrum to the other. From the pitiful little Charlie Brown Christmas tree with gifts hurriedly put together on the evening of December 24th, consisting of only the necessities; to the all-out, full-blown, no-holds-barred version of Christmas, with a gigantic and gorgeous tree, beautifully decorated and spilling over into the center of the room with carefully wrapped presents encompassing all of the needs, desires, and other indulgences of my family. As I look back upon those photographs, once again, I see the most important gift of all, the people gathered around the tree!
This holiday season, let us change the spelling of the word “presents,” knowing that it will not change the meaning of the word – it will enhance it! The true nature of all holidays and the most important thing to celebrate is the gift of our “presence.” It is all about surrounding yourself with the people you love and basking in (celebrating) the love that you share. I wish each and every one of you many “presence” this entire holiday season. Be “present” with the people who are most important in your life, as you never know if it will be the last holiday in which you’ll have the gift of their “presence.”

May God bless you with “presence,”
Krista Kaine

Christmas Presence

19 Dec

Having recently moved away from my hometown, I’ve been reflecting on a lot of the people that I’ve left back in Florida and my thoughts reminded me of an article I wrote this same time of year in 2009. I wanted to share it with all of you:

 

Christmas Presence

With the Christmas season upon us, I wanted to write a special message for all of you, to share something from my heart, which may speak to yours as well. I realize that my readers come from various religious backgrounds and beliefs. It doesn’t matter what your belief, I always try to write in a way which can be easily understood and accepted by everyone. We are, after all, one in the same.

Although I think about and truly miss my mother all throughout the year, I inevitably find her in my thoughts more and more during the holiday season, Thanksgiving through New Years. She was always the one who made the holidays special – she had a certain knack for it. She was the one who created and maintained many of the traditions that my family shares today. And I think it is the keeping of those traditions, which will be passed down to other generations, that helps to keep her memory alive within all of us. My mother passed away a little over eight years ago and, I must say, the holidays have never been the same since. I’m not saying that we haven’t celebrated or enjoyed the last eight Thanksgivings and Christmases; it’s just that she is missed so very much during this time of year. There always seems to be something missing – and that “something” is her, her own special Spirit of celebration.

In wanting to write a special holiday message for all of you, I wanted to share with you the true essence of Christmas, as it is for me. As I sat quietly with this, I found myself becoming quite nostalgic. My mind drifted back to Christmases past, particularly the Christmas of 2000, which was to be the last one we ever had with my mother. I thought about what I might have done differently, had I known it would be the last time I sat with her in front of her tree, cooked a holiday meal with her, or raised my glass of fine crystal (which was only to be used for Thanksgiving and Christmas), in a toast to love and togetherness, and in celebration of the birth of Christ…and of our very lives.

My mother was a fantastic gift-giver! She would pay close and quiet attention all throughout the year, to all of the things we spoke about wanting, or things that we may have needed. She made mental notes of those wants or needs, to later be recalled and placed on a list. From there, she would carefully select those items, regardless of what the price tag may have been or how far she needed to travel to find those particular things. At the end of every shopping trip (and I assure you, there were many, beginning sometimes as early as September), she would close herself up in a room, inviting just one of her kids or grandkids in with her, and meticulously measure, wrap, and decorate each and every gift…as if it were the only one!

I have hundreds of photographs spanning decades, of our family gathered around the Christmas tree, which was always spilling over with presents, beautifully packaged and neatly stacked according to size…and stretching sometimes from corner to corner! Even with the dozens upon dozens of presents in each photograph, the most prominent gift I see in each one is the person sitting on the floor in front of the tree, my mother! She was the biggest and best Christmas blessing of all, for she gave each and every one of us the gift of her “presence.”

Over the last eight years, we have experienced Christmases which spanned from one end of the spectrum to the other; from the pitiful little Charlie Brown Christmas tree with gifts hurriedly put together on the evening of December 24th, consisting of only the necessities – to the all-out, full-blown, no-holds-barred version of Christmas, with a gigantic and gorgeous tree (which belonged to my mother), beautifully decorated and spilling over into the center of the room with carefully wrapped presents encompassing all of the needs, desires, and other indulgences of my children and other family members. As I look back upon those photographs, once again I see the most important gift of all, the people gathered around the tree!

This Christmas (or whatever holiday it is you celebrate), let’s change the spelling of the word “presents,” knowing that it will not change the meaning of the word – it will enhance it! The true nature of all holidays and the most important thing to celebrate is the gift of our “presence.” It is all about surrounding yourself with the people you love and basking in (celebrating) the love that you share. I wish each and every one of you many “presence” this holiday season. Be “present” with the people who are most important in your life, as you never know if it will be the last Christmas in which you’ll have the gift of their “presence.”

May God Bless You with “Presence,”
Krista

Knowing When to Say “When”

12 Oct

For many years, I have been referred to as “the keeper of lost souls,” a title I personally did not choose, though it was well merited. Prior to consciously (or even willingly) stepping into this position, I had believed that I was merely a BS magnet! I like the newer terminology a lot better.

Recognizing that there is purpose for every affiliation, every relationship, I always knew that each encounter was a call for action. Early on, back in the “magnet” days, most of these relationships were showing me something inside of myself that needed to be addressed. Once I embraced that idea and did the work to clean up my own issues, the energy around these relationships and affiliations shifted. That’s when I moved from the “magnet” and into the “keeper.” For many years though, there was one commonality which did not change and it took many years to correct: I never seemed to know when to say “When.”

Keep in mind that we have all spent as least some period of time in a personal hell (what I often refer to as “the trenches”). Some of us visit there a few times during our lives, take 10,000 giant leaps backwards, without asking “Mother, may I,” learn the lessons we came to learn, brush off the dust and walk away with a giant merit badge known, “self-esteem.” However, many of us seem to enjoy the attention or dependency that hell creates and we choose to accept the roll of “victim.” We then decide to take up permanent residency in our personal hell, order a cocktail or two and get a P.O. Box!

For those of us who are in a position of service to others (in any capacity), boundaries are a vital necessity! If we are helping others to climb out of the trenches of their lives, it is of the utmost importance that we do not allow ourselves to be sucked down there with them! Believe me, I have gone down many times and it often hit me like a freight train; hard and strong and seemingly from out of nowhere!

Make no mistake: Our contribution to the world is extremely important! We are made to bring Light into the darkness and the very Spirit of that is what can (and will) heal the planet! However, we must always remember to place the oxygen mask on ourselves first! We must not allow ourselves to go down with someone else’s ship! Even Jesus did not help everyone; there were people he turned away.

So, when exactly do we say “When?” The answer to that is simple, so simple that the complexities of the human brain often cannot understand it. Here are some questions to ask yourself to determine whom to help, to what capacity and for how long:

1. Is this person incapable of  helping themselves; animals, children, elderly, mentally or physically incapacitated, etc?

2. If not, does this person try to help their self?

3. Do they help themselves in an honest manner; working hard (even if it’s working hard at finding work…something, anything to increase their output, rather than being eternally concerned with their input)?

4. Do they make a contribution to the world, in whatever capacity? Do they help others (more than just their own family or other assistance that may be considered obligatory)?

5. Do they genuinely want to change the condition of their life? (This is easy to gauge; just watch their actions and how they spend their time. Remember that actions speak volumes over words!)

6. Are they truly appreciative for the help they do receive from others? (It’s also easy to tell; again, watch their actions)

7. If these answers do not feel right in your heart, it’s time to ask yourself one final question: Can I offer love and acceptance to this person from a distance? (Praying for them and wishing greater things for them, though not allowing them into your immediate space)

I know this may sound harsh to some of you. To those people, let me ask you one final question: How much good can you do for the masses if you are stuck in a trench with just one? Eventually they will leave shoe prints on your head, as you become the stepping stone for them to climb out.

I am very much a servant to the world and I work my ministry 24/7. I will (and have) give anyone a chance to redeem their life ~ I literally wrote the book on it! But I also realize that I cannot serve my ministry, my mission in life, if I do not exercise and demonstrate proper boundaries! Remember, I do what I do because I’ve done what I’ve done.

When do we say “When?” When the student is not ready to learn.It’s that simple.

God Bless,

Krista

In Search of a Miracle

9 Oct

I wanted to share with all of you, a sample of some writings which I have recently been channeling. I recognize that many people may have a difficult time understanding the term “channeling,” so I wanted to take a moment to explain what it means to channel, before I share the story:

God is everywhere, in every person and every thing; God is Universal Mind / Universal Consciousness. Therefore, our connection to God or to others is merely an open channel, from which to give or receive. In the case of channeling God directly, it is receiving, which, by the way, is also giving – giving to others, what we receive from God.

Now, I will share this story:

I went to the beach to meditate in the place where my soul feels most at home. My heart was hurting and I was seeking answers, fulfillment, and love. As I lay in the sand and looked up to the night sky, I could literally see the sphere of the earth surrounding me. Though it was amazing, it still did not ease the heaviness in my heart. I looked up to the stars and focused on a brilliant red planet off in the distance. With silent tears rolling down my face, I took a deep breath and asked for a miracle; something, anything, any miracle–just whatever my next miracle may be. When I closed my eyes, I saw everything I had seen just before, when I was requesting my miracle.

God answered:

“Is this not a miracle? Are you not lying beneath the stars as you see my love all around you? Am I not shining for you? Are you not resting your body upon a billion grains of sand? Are you not embraced by each morsel of me? Do you not feel my breath upon your cheek as I reach out to touch you? Are your feet not wet with the tears cried by every soul as they also sought their miracle? Is it not a miracle that you even may see the stars, or feel the earth? Is it not a miracle that you can hear my voice in the wind, whispering love into you? Are the waters that beckon for your tears to be laid to rest with the others, not miracle enough for you?”

“Oh, how wisdom has made you foolish! What you asked me for is love. What I gave to you is love. Is it not love, which I have provided you all along? Do I not fill you with love in every grain of sand, every glimmer of light, every breath I breathe over you? Do I not quench you in your soul when you are empty in your heart? In your wisdom, you have lost your innocence and have misconstrued your own essence, as it is a reflection of me. All that you see, all that you hear and feel and know is love. All that you are is love. Love is still, until you experience it flowing from you as you share me with others.”

“If you feel unloved, it is because you have been unloving. For the expression of love is what soothes the emptiness in your heart and restores you to wholeness. Do not stand on pride and fail to use the voice I gave you to speak words of humility and love, for I do not boast. I have replenished you time and again, as you have emptied yourself out over those and into those who are also empty inside.”

Gifts from Our Teachers

5 Oct

Hi Everybody,

I’m writing this in follow up to my last post, “Reflections.” In that post, I spoke about how those who hurt us tend to be our greatest teachers, as they hold up a mirror for us to see the things we have not yet resolved in our lives. Remember how I talked about loving the unlovable? Remember how I spoke about forgiveness…no matter what? I just wanted to share with you a poem I had written quite a while ago about these very things. Thank you for allowing me to share this with you.

It is Through You

I thought I had the answers

to all of life’s mysteries

But it is through

just loving you

that I’ve learned what love can be

It is through your stubbornness

that I have learned patience

And it is through

believing in you

that I’ve come to see your greatness

It is through your secrecy

that I have learned to trust

And through respect

and always giving our best

that we have shared so much

It is through your dishonesty

that I’ve learned about the truth

And it is through

the eyes of you

that’s helped me see right through

It is through your hurts

that I have learned to forgive

And through wanting to die

the day you said good bye

that I have learned to live

It is through your pain

that I have learned empathy

Through genuine understanding

and our love withstanding

that compassion has grown in me

It is through your battles

between your heart and mind

Through sleepless nights

and losing sight

that I’ve learned to follow mine

It is through your courage

that I’ve embraced my weakness

The way that I adore

and always love you more

that I’ve come to know completeness

It is through your mask of stoicism

and pretending you’re okay

that I’ve learned to let you see

my heart upon my sleeve

and I’ve learned with you, it’s safe

Reflections

4 Oct

Hello Everyone and welcome back!

As you know, my first blog was just a brief introduction to say hello and to let all of you know that the blog site is up and active. In that post, I spoke about how this is just one of the ways that I have made myself available to others, as an added avenue for me to serve. Those of you whom know me understand my spiritual path in life and you have allowed me to express that part of myself through you, as I serve you. For this, I am extremely grateful.

I spoke with a gentleman just yesterday, who thanked me for teaching him so much about life, love and spiritual awakening. I recall being a bit baffled by his compliment, as I had never actually intended to teach him anything; I was simply being myself. Well, my curiosity for his statement must have been relevant by the expression on my face, because he smiled – even chuckled a bit – as he went on to explain. He told me that he has learned so much by simply being witness to my interactions with others. This statement caused me to reflect a bit on what a day in my “normal” life must look like, from the perspective of others. Here is what I saw:

I saw truckloads of truth in two of my most noted statements:  “I do what I do because I’ve done what I’ve done.”  and   “The called upon teachers teach the lessons they have most strongly or most often brought upon themselves to learn.”

I teach about forgiveness because I have been on both ends of the non-forgiveness train. I have been the one who dug my heels in and vehemently attached to my right to be wronged. For that, I was richly rewarded with being sent people who would require my complete and unconditional forgiveness. Lesson learned.

I teach about love because I have been the person who would take love from others when I didn’t have it for myself. Again, I was rewarded with relationships which would require me to love me first! In doing so, I learned that my relationship with myself is a direct reflection of my relationship with God, which in turn, becomes my relationships with others. Because I was oftentimes unloving towards others, I also was unloved by others. I reaped exactly what I had sown. Splendid! Thank you, God! When I attracted those who broke my heart, it was a mirror for me to look into, so that I may once again see the image of what I had previously reflected towards (and projected onto) others. I was given the gift of loving the unlovable . . . and I passed! Lesson learned.

The people who have unwrapped our outer dressing to expose our inner wounds are indeed our greatest teachers of all! In my work – and in my life – I express my truth in all that I do. My truth is that whether I am coaching, counseling, reading, writing or ministering, I am doing so from the depths of my heart because I can and do feel the pain of others.

So, thank you once again for allowing me to express my truth, as I help you to understand and express your own. The people I work with; clients, friends and family alike, you are each the pleasure of my life and you have each contributed to me at least as much as I have contributed to you!

Namaste,

Krista Kaine