The 6AM Surprise


“Life is full of surprises and serenity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your next adventure – do it well, enjoy it – and then, not now, think about what comes next.”

~Condoleeza Rice

Last week I wrote about receiving a “confirmation” sign while having an in-depth discussion around healing and chakras next to an animal totem picture while attending an annual Wine and Chocolate Tasting event.

So here is the rest of the story…

Earlier last week, I was jolted awake at 4am by a rather comical nightmare of sorts. In this nightmare, I was teaching a workshop on Spirit Animals at another facility (The Nest). In the nightmare, nothing at the workshop went right.

  • I was running late;
  • There was too much material for a 1.5 hour workshop;
  • I forgot some of my equipment;
  • The sound system would not work;
  • The computer would not work;
  • The list went on and on and on.

This comical nightmare of sorts started to get me thinking about the actual “real” upcoming workshop and how I needed to be more prepared. Meaning…while laying in bed I found myself creating backup plan after backup plan in my head for every scenario that might go wrong. And in the middle of assembling my 10th mental list, I found myself suddenly jumping to another subject….future workshops. What types of workshops should I do in the future? When should I do these workshops? I felt like squirrels were running about in my head. Thank goodness I finally fell back asleep at around 5am.

At 6am I woke up to the sound of an alarm clock. As I opened the bedroom door, something brushed against my leg. Since both the bedroom and the hallway were dark, I had no idea what it was. All I knew was…

It didn’t feel like one of my cats.

So I turned on the bedroom light, completely opened my eyes, and turned my head, only to see…

the worlds biggest raccoon standing next to my bed!

I’m not sure which one of us screamed first. So I completely opened the bedroom door and stepped aside as the raccoon ran down the stairs and out the cat door.

Needless to say I was pretty shook up by the 6am event as Aslan the cat stood in the hallway with that “What’s wrong with you?” look.

When I walked into the kitchen, I was expecting so see all of the cat food gone. Again I was rather surprised. The only thing the raccoon ate was the cat treats. Now the Kent raccoons have champagne tastes? When did that happen?

Once the excitement of the morning wore off, I wrote down my list of workshop ideas that I created between 4am and 5am. I then started to assemble the equipment and the final notes for the upcoming weekend workshop. As I assembled the final notes, I realized that 1.5 hours truly was not enough time for the Spirit Animal workshop scheduled at The Nest (and maybe there was some truth in the nightmare). As I was wrestling with how to squeeze everything into 1.5 hours, I was notified that the workshop was going to be canceled due to lack of registered attendees. I was actually relieved as I didn’t want people to have a bad experience. So I sat down and retooled the workshop and made it a 4 hour workshop (details below). I also took the crazy ideas I had between 4am and 5am and have created an entire 2017 workshop series (details below).

Since last weeks’ 6Am surprise I did a little research on the symbolism of raccoons and discovered that I have infused raccoon medicine into my workshop series:

Unmask your talents

Climb to new heights

Be curious and playful

Explore your options

Dreaming up great ideas at night

Are you ready to dream up great ideas at night?



Purpose: Because everyone needs a “Reboot” once in a while


Are you at a crossroads as you rewrite your story for 2018?”

Are you ready to take a new direction?

Are you encountering a curve ball with your rewrite story of 2018? Or are you feeling stuck, anxious, fearful, or angry? I will be continuing to offer my FREE Shamanic Life/Business Strategy sessions in February. Why? When are you standing at the crossroads, sometimes you just need some support as you tell your story and try to determine which direction to take. This is not a cookie-cutterone-size fits-all approach as every person I speak to is on a unique journey based on their own personality, gifts, talents, and where they are on the journey. If this strategy session speaks to you, please click on the button below to learn more and to schedule an appointment. For those in the area, I am able to have the session in person.



With Love and Gratitude,

Robin Rosenstiel
I create space for you to listen to your heart and take your next inspired step!


Community Events

Connecting with others’ dreams.



Sound Healing Meditation

With Robin Rosenstiel

Where: Kent Emporium

When: Sunday Feb 11th

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Cost: $10

Come mediate to the sounds of Tibetan singing bowls, crystal harp, shamanic drumming, and other instruments played by Robin in concert with other sacred music as you experience a chakra recharge unlike any other. You will be bathed in a sea of relaxing and soothing sound healing frequencies that will melt away stress and rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul. Each session is unique. Bring a friend and enjoy!

Participants have the option of laying down and/or sitting up. Bring a yoga mat or something comfortable to lay on.

 wild-heartWild Wisdom – Meet Your Spirit Animal

Where: Kent Emporium

When: March 3rd

Time: 1:000pm – 5:00pm

Cost: $50
If you have always been curious about your spirit animal, this workshop will help take the mystery out of the process and make it a practical thing in your life. If you are already aware of your spirit animal and want a deeper connection, this workshop will give you the support you need. I am passionate about working with spirit animals and would love to share that passion with you.

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Heart-Based Business Connections



Where: Kent Emporium

When: March 4th

Time: 3:000pm – 4:30pm

Cost: $15

Community, Connection & Collaboration are the key themes of this group. Whether you are in dream up, start-up, ramp-up, or scale up business mode, this group is for you if you are looking for compassionate support and accountability. Monthly we will celebrate what each of us has accomplished, discuss a specific topic to support you and your business going forward, and establish priorities for the month.

What would it be worth to you to have high quality people encourage, support and hold you accountable through your entrepreneurial life?



  Chakra Totem Awakening

Integrate Animal Medicine into your Chakra System

Where: Kent Emporium

When: 2018 Workshop Series (details below)

Did you know that you have more than one Animal Guide?

In addition to your predominant guides, you have an Animal Totem specifically associated with each of your Chakras. Learn more about the Chakra system and how to integrate animal medicine in order to receive support in all areas of your life.

Call upon the power of your Animal Totems, bring their energy to life within you and awaken your own Power and Purpose.

Monthly Individual Workshops (1pm – 5pm): $50 each/$300 group package

April 7th: Root Chakra Totem

May 5th: Sacral Chakra Totem

June 2nd: Solar Plexus Chakra Totem

July 7th: Heart Chakra Totem

Aug 4th: Throat Chakra Totem

Sept 8th: Third Eye Chakra Totem

Oct 6th: Crown Chakra Totem

Please note: If you are only interested in attending a workshop for one specific chakra, no worries. Each workshop is a stand alone workshop.
Weekend Workshops (Sat/Sun 9am – 5pm): $150 each

June 23-24: Lower Chakras (Spirit Animal,1,2,3)

Oct 27-28: Upper Charkas (4,5,6,7)

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