Episode 31: How to Survive in the New “Divided States” of America

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Many of us here in the U.S.  were shocked and disappointed by the results of yesterday’s Presidential election. It seems as though hatred has won the battle against love. But Gia and Karen present a new mindset to adopt as we look at this event to help us rise above it and make the best of what feels like a very bad situation. They talk about the positive outcomes that arise from starting over again after a destructive experience and why we must remember to keep loving and not descend into fear or hatred.

We hope you find comfort in our conversation!

We love you always!

Gia and Karen

xoxo

Episode 15: Coping With Mistakes and Healing the Shadow

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Join Gia and Karen as they talk about mistakes and the purpose they play in our own lives and on a global scale. They’ll get into a serious discussion about recent tragic events and how to look at them from the Galaxy view. The conversation includes:

  • Why mistakes are necessary to allow synchronicity to occur
  • How to have compassion for our own mistakes that arise from being human
  • Why we should not judge others because as human beings we are all capable of any negative behavior
  • Some tragedies happen to call forth more love and compassion on the planet
  • “Things are not getting worse but they are being uncovered” so that we can heal the Shadow
  • Offering support to one group within our society (like Black Lives Matter) does not mean that we are excluding others from that support
  • We can all come together in our grief over all lives that have been lost
  • We are one creation and can accomplish anything if we work together and appreciate diversity
  • We are at a turning point in humanity where we can choose love or fear as we move into the future. Love will help us transcend while fear will lead to falling apart.
  • The Universe is neutral and desires to manifest as much diversity as possible – there is no good or bad according to the Universe
  • Healing and integrating the Shadow as we attempt to grow is the best way to become whole
  • We must each shine our light on our own Shadow first
  • Ho’oponopono is a perfect way to transform the energy around a tragedy:
    • I love you.
    • I’m sorry.
    • Please forgive me.
    • Thank you.
  • You can increase the awareness of the whole by being willing to make mistakes

Link for this episode: Ho’oponopono Handout

We love you and support you through any and every mistake you may make! Be sure to tune in every Friday and leave a review for us on iTunes by clicking here.

Gia and Karen

xoxo

Episode 7: Sometimes Life Breaks You Down So Your Music Can Be Heard

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Today Gia begins the show by talking about the recent death of a friend and how she was inspired by her grief to review her old journals from 2013 when her grandmother died. She shares the trauma she experienced when she froze while playing a special song at Grammy’s funeral and how she views that situation now. We launch into a discussion about the lessons and grace that can come from our pain and devastation and these topics:

  • The Violin Metaphor and how being hollowed out is necessary for our music to emerge
  • What doctors need to learn about healing when the physical body cannot be cured
  • The pain of grief from the Garden view even when we know that the Soul lives on from the Galaxy view
  • How after-death connections are not the same as the physical connection was in life
  • The ongoing pain from the gaps left behind when loved ones die
  • The role social media can play in grief by allowing us to share our pain with others
  • How our suffering can help transform us into who we are meant to be

While our show is focused on LIFE, we acknowledge that DEATH is an integral part of life and therefore we must discuss these events that have occurred on our journeys. We hope that sharing these stories will help you with your own pain and loss. We are right here with you, living life one day at a time and doing the best we can on this Planet Earth journey. Here are our links for you:

Gia’s video: https://youtu.be/UlK6bnC5it4

Gia’s blogs: http://www.divinelygia.com/blog/category/the-life-of-a-performer

Karen’s website: www.karenwyattmd.com

Know that we love you!!

Gia and Karen

xxoo

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Episode 5: “Everything Doesn’t Happen for a Reason” – or Does It? How We Live With Grief

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In this episode Gia and Karen discuss an article about grief we recently read that was titled “Everything Doesn’t Happen for a Reason” by Tim Lawrence. We dissect the article and find plenty of statements to disagree with, to validate, and to further explain. The conversation covers these interesting points:

  • What “everything happens for a reason” means and doesn’t mean
  • Suffering is not a requirement for growth but can be a catalyst
  • Grief is a process and may look different to us at different stages in the process
  • We have to hold both perspectives: (1) Suffering is terrible AND (2) it is possible to grow and transform as a result of our suffering
  • Deep love makes us vulnerable to suffering and loss and can break our hearts open
  • How finding meaning in our suffering helps us carry the pain
  • Self-compassion is necessary to get through time of suffering
  • Why saying nothing can be the best thing to do during times of grief
  • What to do for a grieving friend

Here is a link to Karen’s blog for more suggestions: Grief: How to Help in Difficult Times

We know that grief is an individual process, unique to each person who experiences it. But it is also a universal experience–something we all share as part of life here on Planet Earth. We hope you find comfort and peace in knowing that we feel the pain of life, too, right along with you. Send us your comments! We are sending you our love!!

Gia and Karen

xxoo