Monthly Archives: April 2017

Planting Seeds of Inspiration

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“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

~Robert Louis Stevenson

WOW…I can’t believe that I’ve been back in the Kent area for 7 years now. It doesn’t seem that long but as I start to go through the laundry list of what has happened since my return, I would probably say WTF! Below is a brief summary:

  • England position eliminated and moved back to US
  • Finalized divorce
  • Started a new career in a new location
  • Encountered a 100 Year Flood that wiped out my basement
  • Survived a physical Tornado
  • Lived through a literal Tornado (my bathroom being gutted w/o my knowledge and then calling me and asking for a remodeling plan)
  •  Completed a major 2nd floor remodeling project (post bathroom incident)
  •  Experienced various family issues (heath set backs and death)
  •  Traveled to 5 countries to study with shamen
  •  Endured working in a corporation that resembles Trumpville
  •  Shifted to coaching/mentoring entrepreneurs and freedom seekers after my exposure to Trumpville And my favorite experience of the past 7 years…

Magical gnomes destroying my plant beds year after year

(and it wasn’t the rabbits).

For the past seven years I would plant sunflowers, poppies, and various types of medicinal herb seeds. And just as the plants were starting to grow and flower, gnomes would come along and either cut them down or pull them out thinking the leafy stems were weeds. And every year I would have to replant my flower beds with plants that could be easily recognized as flowers…petunias (augh). Why did this happen? Besides the gnomes thinking they were helping me out?

The small sprouts didn’t resemble “typical” flowers and therefore did not meet the gnomes expectations of what a plant should look like.

This yearly planting seeds exercise has become a metaphor for my life for the past 7 years. How many times have you had an idea, planted the seeds, and shared your vision only to have it cut down by others just as the seeds were starting to sprout? Or your idea establishes roots and starts to grow but then life happens and you have to postpone it or let it go?

Over the past 7 years, planting and replanting actual seeds has taught me both fortitude and creativity when turning ideas into reality.

Some of my ideas never got beyond the seed stages, while others flourished for a while, but did not withstand the test of time. And then there are those ideas that have taken root, have survived the test of time, and seem to build up momentum as time moves forward. The Kent Emporium is one example. It has taken 7 years to redefine the Kent Emporium space from a bar to a workshop/community event space. 7 years of remodeling, 7 years of people telling me I’m crazy, 7 years of people telling me to sell it, and 7 years of having to listen to crazy rumors about the place. And through it all, I kept planting the seeds and sharing my vision.

So my lessons learned message to everyone getting ready to plant seeds for the future…

  • Trust Yourself,
  • Follow the signs, as signs tell you when you are on the right path,
  • Take 1 small courageous step every day,
  • Surrender as everything unfolds right on time, and
  • Ask for help by those who believe in your dream

What seeds do you want to plant this year?

What would you do if everyone was cheering you on and no one criticized you?

Feel free to send me an email or connect with me over at…Instagram and/or Facebook. I would love to hear about the seeds you are planting in your life.


myy-quirks

XXOOXX, 

Robin Rosenstiel

Helping heart driven entrepreneurs and freedom seekers cut out all the BS so they can design and create lives and livelihoods they love!


Catching A Dream

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“Don’t let someone else catch your dreams. You be the DreamCatcher!” ~Unknown


I had the funniest dream this morning. I was dreaming that I was with 2 other people and we went to see Colette Baron Reid do Psychic readings. Outside of the conference area, Colette came up to us and said “I want to talk to each of you individually before I go”. As she started to do a reading for one of my companions, I wondered off. When I returned to find her, she said “I only have a few minutes to talk to you before I leave. I called you 25 times to speak to you but you never picked up the phone!”. I looked at my phone and sure enough, she called 25 times and all I could say was “Sorry, I must have had my phone on mute”. She then proceeded to be quick and to the point and I received my message. I woke up and laughed because…

There was an actual real live message in that dream.

How do I know there was a real live message? Over the years of learning to catch my own dreams, I have learned to establish one very firm boundary with random spirits that show up while I sleep. My rule of thumb with spirits…If you want to me to talk to you and/or help you, you must call me via a phone in my dreams.

OMG – she tired calling me 25 times! I had my phone on mute.

This is one of my favorite stall tactics…avoidance takes center stage.

Yes, in real life I know that I have been avoiding doing something for the past 3 months.

The one sentence message from Colette…

Move forward with offering your classes, workshops, and retreats in your own creative way!

OK – so I have received the message loud and clear! The dream pointed out that I have been waffling and just need to move forward with creating more workshops at the Kent Emporium. And yes, I have decided to submit an application to Freeport Fish Tank (a competition for entrepreneurs who want to open or expand businesses in Stephenson County) next week for the Kent Emporium. Isn’t it fascinating how our dreams support us and provide us direction on how to resolve our own personal and professional problems in real life. If you would like to learn more about dream work and using dreams in every day life, please join me for my 1st Kent Emporium workshop offering (details below)…

Become A Dream Archaeologist

Develop the practice of following dream clues to access guidance, healing, and transformation.

  • Explore tools and techniques to remember and document your dreams;
  • Discover the meaning behind your dreams and how to take action;
  • Create Your Own Dream Kit to take home: Supplies to be provided;

When:  Sunday April 30th

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Cost: $45.00, register by email:  Robin.Rosenstiel@gmail.com

Where: Kent Emporium, Kent IL, 61044

 


myy-quirks
XXOOXX, 

Robin Rosenstiel

Helping heart driven entrepreneurs and freedom seekers cut out all the BS so they can design and create lives and livelihoods they love!

 

Howling At The Pink Moon

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“Don’t worry if you’re making waves simply by being yourself.

The moon does it all the time.”

~Scott Stabile


I had my bedroom window open last night and I could hear the coyotes howl in the distance. Some people believe that when you hear coyotes howl they are “announcing a good day”. I did actually have a good day yesterday, so maybe there is some truth to the belief. Regardless, I found the howls to be both soothing and calming as it reminded me that we are all connected…land, animals, plants, and people.

If you are not aware of it, the next full moon is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday April 11. This full moon is referred to as the Pink Full Moon and signals a time for everyone – plants, animals in hibernation, and the tired human spirit – to reawaken after a long cold winter. It gets its name from the pink flowers called wild ground phlox, which bloom in early spring and become widespread throughout the U.S. and Canada this time of year.

So if you want to see an actual pink moon on Tuesday I suggest you put on your rose colored glasses. Being a farmer, I have tracked the moon cycles over the years and how it relates to starting seeds and transplanting plants. However, I never realized how the moon cycle impacts people until I was in Guatemala this past December. A Guatemalan Shaman explained to me that between the Quarter Moon and the Full Moon, everyone…

  • starts dreaming more,
  • gets inspired with new ideas, and
  • takes action

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been finding myself on numerous occasions waking up at 3am in the morning after having a crazy dream and then finding myself filled with fresh ideas and energy to turn the ideas into reality. What does this have to do with the Pink Moon?

The Pink Moon is a time to purse your dreams and re-ignite to your passions.

For me, the energy of the Pink Moon is inspiring me to move forward with:

  • redesigning my web site;
  •  developing new on-line programs;
  •  creating hands-on in-person workshops.

What dreams are starting to awakening in you?

What ideas are starting to emerge?

What is stopping you from pursuing your dreams and ideas?

How can I help you turn your dreams and ideas into reality?


 

Feel free to send me an email or connect with me over at…Instagram and/or Facebook. I would love to hear what dreams and ideas are emerging for you during this Pink Full Moon cycle. And how I can help you to move forward!


myy-quirks

XXOOXX, 

Robin Rosenstiel

Your guide to bringing your gifts out into the world and making you shine!