Your Life Story In Metaphors {Joy In The Journey}

“Everything is life is a metaphor!”

~Haruki Murakami

My friend Sue spent last weekend with me at the Kent Emporium. Sue lives in St. Louis and has never been to Galena, so we thought it would be fun to spend some time there. So on Friday night we went ghost hunting (via a tour – no ghosts spotted…darn!). And on Saturday we decided to browse through the shops of Galena. Due to the Galena weekend tourist traffic, I decided to park in an overflow parking lot. As a result, we had to walk across a bridge to get to the downtown shopping district. Anyone who has ever traveled with me knows that I tend to not take the conventional path. When I drive I tend to take country roads instead of interstates and when I go shopping I tend to take the back entrance and park in the back. And in this case, instead of taking the sidewalk (which would take us 3 blocks out of the way), I decided to take a short cut. My short cut consisted of taking a walking path, crossing over a set of train tracks, and then walking up a grassy hill to the bridge. As we started the walking on the grassy hill, my friend Sue started to laugh and stated…

This is a metaphor for your life!

I laughed and said…

“Yes – I’m a trail blazer. I don’t follow others’ paths, I create new paths! And so do you!”

Fast forward to Thursday. I’m In Michigan driving on a country road (and not the interstate) to a business meeting and I notice that the car didn’t want to stay within the lines (and NO – it wasn’t my driving ability).  I laughed and said to myself…

“Yes – I color outside of the lines!”

And when I sat in the business meeting I looked around and examined what everyone was wearing. Blue suits, ties, pressed and ironed shirts, skirts, high heal shoes…you know the look – the corporate cookie cutter look where everyone looks like they purchased their clothes from the same store.

I laughed and said to myself…

“Yes – I don’t do cookie cutter!”

I thought my outfit was very stylish compared to suit people. I was wearing Audrey Hepburn black pants with red ballet flats, a mustard yellow top with a cute blue jean jacket. My accessories consisted of a red crystal bracelet, an artisan gold sun catcher necklace with a quartz crystal, and artisan silver/gold earnings from a Portland Oregon jewelry designer. As I drove back to the hotel, I was happy that to see how my life metaphors are assisting me in creating an extraordinary life!

What are your life metaphors?
And how do these metaphors help guide you to living your extraordinary life?

With Love and Gratitude,

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



  • Sunday October 20, 2019
  • Cost: ​$25.00 (pre-registration)/$30.00 (walk-in)
  • Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Door opens at 1:30pm)
  • Location: Kent Emporium – 741 N Kent Road, Kent IL 61044​


When the crown chakra is imbalanced, you may feel scattered and without direction in your life. it will cause you to feel out of sorts, and put stress on your body and mind. If you are working towards finding peace in life or finding your connection to the universe, it is important that you open and balance your crown chakra.

Please bring a personal journal and pen. If you prefer to lay on the floor during the sound meditation, please bring a yoga mat.

A general note about Chakra Health
You are constantly interacting with and responding to the world around you. So are your chakras. Practices that help clear and rebalance the chakras are never a “once and done” activity. Just as you would not expect your body to remain clean forever after one shower, your chakras are not going stay clear forever after one meditation, one yoga, or one Reiki session. On-going energetic self-care plays is essential for overall chakra health and well-being.