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Surprises On The Road To Freedom

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Life is full of surprises.”

~John Major


This week I flew to Cincinnati Ohio for business. As I checked into the hotel, I discovered that the hotel was hosting a Ventriloquist Convention.

Muppets every where!

I have traveled all over the world and I must admit that this was a first. Imagine walking down the halls of the hotel every morning and night and seeing Muppets every where. And even more interesting where the people attending the convention. Smiling and laughing people (ages from 10 -90; multiple nationalities: USA and European). There wasn’t a grumpy person to be seen. Even cars in the parking lot had Ventriloquist logos on them. And as a result…

Every day was filled with wonderful surprises.

Who knew that so many people could get so excited about being a ventriloquist. These people each followed their heart and as a result they found a tribe of like minded people.

And this what happens when you decide to take action and follow your heart…You find your tribe.

Of course most people get stuck at the cross roads. Why? Fear kicks in and you start questioning your decision. You wake up in the middle night with thoughts running through your head. Thoughts like…

  • People will think I’m crazy.
  • My friends and family will laugh at me.
  • I will be alone because no one will understand me.
  • I will need to make space in my life and as a result, I will need to set healthy boundaries and disappoint people. As I can’t be everything to everyone.

Which one of these thoughts stops you from moving forward and keeps you at the cross roads?

The Ventriloquist Convention is living proof that if these people can follow their hearts and find their tribes…SO CAN YOU!

Are you ready to stop hanging out at the cross roads?  Take one step forward and schedule a 20 minute “Discover” session (form below) to identify your next inspired step towards following your heart.


Freedom Seekers Guide Summer 2017 Virtual Freedom Highway Road Trip

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Here is where you can…
Redefine Yourself and Re-imagine Yourself

Prompt for the week:  Blank Space Week. Time to step back, relax, breathe and celebrate how far you have come on this road trip. Ask yourself…

  • What has shifted since I started down this road?
  • How have these shifts inspired me?
  • What AHA moments caught me my surprise?

Please join our private Facebook Group so we can connect on Freedom Highway. I will also be posting weekly videos as time permits.

I will also be posting my road trip pictures at Instagram using #freedomhighway.


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Robin Rosenstiel

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


Stepping Off The Beaten Path

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Every time I’ve strayed from the beaten path I’ve never regretted it.”

~Tori Murden


This week I decided it was time to step outside of my comfort zone and mix it up. I had just finished reading the book “Worthy: Boost Your Self-Worth To Grow Your Net Worth” and decided to participate in the exercise….

Start Your 50 Desires List

Basically the exercise involves making a list of your top 50 craziest ideas that are currently beyond your means. For example: Buy an island, win a Grammy, write a New York Times best-selling book, have an art exhibit at the MOMA, etc. After you create the list, write the feeling or experience you believe having that desire will bring you. Next, look at your 50 Desires List and…..

Choose the top 5 that light you up the most

Ask yourself the following questions for each of your top 5:

  • Is there anything I have to eliminate from my life to have this?
  • What resources do I have now that would help me attain this desire?
  • Is there someone I could ask for help?
  • What’s one action I can take toward making this desire real – even if it’s just looking at the fears, beliefs, excuses, and underlying commitments that might be in my way.

Take One Action Toward Your Desires

I will share my top 5 desire list as an example:

  • Write a NY Time best seller that gets translated into 20 or more languages
  • Receive $400k from 1 client for taking my “Boots On The Ground” personal training program
  • Create a franchise of soul-based entrepreneurial mentoring schools
  • Live in a foreign country 3-4 months out of the year
  • Have a fulfilling, mutually rewarding loving romantic relationship

So this week, I took the following actions:

  • Attended a local line dancing class;
  • Signed up for a book writing course;
  • Signed up for a shamanic course with Sandra Ingerman;

What in on your top 5 desire list?


I would love to hear your responses.

And if you are feeling stuck and are not sure how to move forward, please send me email (bottom of blog) and I will schedule a 20 minute “Discover” session to help chart out your next inspired step.


Freedom Seekers Guide Summer 2017 Virtual Freedom Highway Road Trip

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Here is where you can…
Redefine Yourself and Re-imagine Yourself

Prompt for the week: This week, we will be going off of the beaten path and will start to walk over the bridge. Create your top 5 desire list and take 1 step forward this week. As you start to take action, ask yourself…

  • What fears are showing up?
  • What old stories show up?
  • What excuses do you make up to NOT
    take action forward?

And here….lies your dragons!

Please join our private Facebook Group so we can connect on Freedom Highway. I will also be posting weekly videos as time permits.

I will also be posting my road trip pictures at Instagram using #freedomhighway.


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Robin Rosenstiel

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


Animal Messages At The Kent Emporium

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When you method of thinking isn’t producing results,

you must change the way you think.”

~Unknown

 

For the past week, I’ve been starting to focus on assembling my business plan for the Freeport Fish Tank competition. It’s not due until October, however, as we all know, time flies when you are having fun (especially in the summer). So for the past week, I have been asking myself…

What are the core values of the Kent Emporium?

By definition…

Core values reflect what is important to the organization and its members.

Funny thing, I got the answer to my question in the most unusual way. Since last Friday, I have had a new cast of characters showing up at the Kent Emporium.  Thanks in part to my wonderful assistant…Aslan the Cat and a dear friend Lisa (for craving me a gift). This new cast of characters include:

  • A frog,
  • A chipmunk,
  • A raccoon, (he has been showing up for a while),
  • A rabbit

Please Note: No animal was injured or killed even though they all were hanging out on the 2nd floor of the Kent Emporium.

So what does this have to do with anything? Sometimes answers come to us in the most unusual ways. Not the traditional linear way we were taught in school, but in the magical non-linear way. The Kent Emporium has historically been know for random animals appearing, however 4 unique animals over the course of 4 days showing up on the 2nd floor of my building was a bit extreme even for the me.

Wednesday night, as I laid in bed contemplating locking Aslan inside of the building for the rest of his life, I heard the frogs singing outside in-between the thunderstorms. And when I heard this, I finally got the message. I had been looking at my “zoo” experience from the wrong perspective. So I decide to look at the experience from a different perspective. Instead of locking Aslan inside of the building for the rest of his life, I decided that maybe all of these animals are trying to tell me something. So I googled and searched through my various spirit animal books and discovered the hidden meaning of each animal. What did I discover?

The Kent Emporium Core Values:

  • Cat: Celebrate being your authentic “unique self”
  • Frog: Catalyst for change and transformation while singing in the rain
  • Chipmunk: Adventure, play, and exploration
  • Rabbit: Explore the possibilities of what has captured your imagination
  • Raccoon: Be fearless and go after want you really want

WOW – that was easiest assignment ever. I didn’t have to do anything other than pay attention! Of course on Tuesday, I did ask Aslan to bring me a unicorn…sadly he did not, but my brother sent me one (below) on Thursday!

What are your core values?


Freedom Seekers Guide Summer 2017 Virtual Freedom Highway Road Trip

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Here is where you can…
redefine yourself and re-imagine yourself

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Prompt for the week: As you drive down Freedom Highway, watch for the signs that appear. The signs can be animals running in front of you, random books jumping off of a shelf, dreams, funny license plates, etc. Ask yourself…

  • What was I thinking when this sign appeared?
  • What does the sign mean?
  • How does the sign help me solve my question?

Please join our private Facebook Group so we can connect on Freedom Highway. I will also be posting weekly videos as time permits.

I will also be posting my road trip pictures at Instagram using #freedomhighway.


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Robin Rosenstiel

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

Suitcase Stories

 

 

 

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All journeys have a secret destination of which the traveler is unaware.”

~Josh Kletschka


Last Sunday I spent 1 hour reviewing what I would be packing in my suitcase for a week long business trip. As a seasoned traveler, I try to keep everything to a backpack and 1 carry-on suitcase. However due to the length of the trip and the clothes I was packing (not my usual blue jeans and t-shirts, but dress pants, skirts, shoes), I was struggling to pack every thing in without having to expand the zipper. And everyone who travels a lot knows that the same amount of clothes always seems to expand on the return trip. So I decided to select a larger suitcase which would require me to check the bag. Not a big issue, it just meant that I needed to wait for my luggage to magically appear at the baggage carousel. I arrived at 6pm EST on Sunday night at the Lansing Michigan airport. As soon as we landed and I turned on my phone, I had a received a text message from United that my luggage was delayed and as a result I needed to go to the United counter and a United representative would assist me.

I wasn’t thrilled with the text message, but it appeared that they had it covered as I did not have to wait at the baggage carousel and discover for myself that my bag was missing. So I approached the representative at the United counter who point blank told me that I had to return at 11pm (next flight arrival) in order to receive my bag. I questioned his response as usually the airlines will deliver your luggage to your destination. He was adamant that if I wanted my luggage before 7am on Monday, I must return and claim the luggage myself, as there would be no one to drive my luggage to the hotel at 11:30pm at night.

So I drove back to the Lansing Airport at 11pm (thank goodness the hotel was 10 minutes away), and I waited, and I waited. People arrived and left, luggage arrived and left, but my suitcase never appeared. I went to the United counter and no one was there. I spoke to a security guard who informed me to knock on the Delta door and someone would assist me. I knocked and a Delta representative came out. I explained the situation and the Delta representative walked over to the United counter and started reviewing the computer screen. He started making comments to me as he investigated my missing luggage. Comments like…

This is not normal.
I can’t believe this happened.

He finally printed and handed me a piece of paper and told me to start calling the number at 5am. He then asked me if I knew the name of the United person that originally assisted me or what he looked like as he wanted to write him up for being lazy and not doing his job. I was too tired to remember anything about the United representative, but it was refreshing to know that…

Someone had my back.

I went back to the hotel at 12am angry and exhausted. I did not sleep well as I knew I would be wearing blue jeans and converse shoes for my first appearance at this facility. I did not have an issue with my appearance, however old stories started popping into my head.

Old stories regarding…

  • I should of know better and took carry on luggage.
  • I should of spoke to the United representatives’ boss.
  • I should of blah…blah…blah…the list goes on and on.

Why did these old stores appear? Because I came from an…

old cultural story of blamers

Over the course of time I have been taught that even situations completely outside of my control are still my fault.  When I arrived at the facility Monday am and met the event organizer, I apologized for my attire and explained the situation. The response…

No Worries.

WOW…how refreshing. No one yelled at me, no one questioned me, no one criticized me, and no one blamed me. As the week went on and I went through extensive process control training, I learned a new cultural story….

We don’t blame people for events outside of their control!

WOW…I lost more than my physical luggage this week…

I lost an old suitcase story…
My tendency to blame myself for everything outside of my control, and then internally blame and beat myself up over it.


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What old suitcase story do you carry with you?

If everyone had your back and no one criticized or blamed you, what would you do?


Freedom Seekers Guide Summer 2017 Virtual Freedom Highway Road Trip

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Here is where you can…
redefine yourself and re-imagine yourself

Prompt for the week: As we start out on our summer road trip, we are each allowed to bring 1 carry-on suitcase. What will you pack in your suitcase that reminds you of FREEDOM?

Being a seasoned traveler, I ask myself this question every time I pack. I have whittled down my list to the following essentials…

  • Several crystals to keep me grounded
  • Flower Essence to address potential energy imbalances as I travel
  • 1 small singing bowl for meditation
  • 1 pair of converse shoes…because I can hike in converse shoes
  • 1 pair of blue jeans
  • 2 t-shirts
  • 1 jacket for colder days
  • 1 pair of yoga pants
  • 1 pair of flip flops
  • 1 cell phone…to take pictures and to stay in contact with people
  • 1 computer…to blog, take on-line yoga classes, and watch Netflix

The rest of the space in my suitcase if for the interesting items I will pick up throughout the summer….whether it be new clothes, new accessories, or new memories.


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Robin Rosenstiel

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

Freedom Highway

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There is no road to freedom, freedom is the road.

~Mahatma Gandhi


This week I was in Hartford Connecticut picking up a computer and getting settled into a new position with a new company. This position appeared out of no where and turned out to be a perfect fit as it allows me to have an office based out of Kent while I travel to assess and recommend improvements to businesses. This position will offer me the opportunity to fine tune my “boots on the ground” technique for coaching and mentoring heart driven entrepreneurs and freedom seekers….WOOHOO!!!
As I picked up the rental car at the airport on Monday, I had to laugh as I could see…

The car is a metaphor for my life.

This is not the first time I have noticed that the car I was driving was a metaphor for my life. I first noticed the car metaphor playing out in my life in January of this year. I was in Fargo ND for a business trip. As my colleague drove the rental car to the plant, I sat in the passenger seat and watched her slide past 2 separate entrances in front of the plant. We both just laughed and figured it was due to the excessive snow and ice on the road. That evening as my colleague drove the rental car to the restaurant, she tapped on the brakes and the car proceeded to fish tailed down a ramp. When we arrived at the restaurant, I got out and looked at the tires and noticed the tires were bald. A brand new car with bald tires!?!?!? As the week, went on I learned what the car metaphor was telling me…

All that glitters is not gold.

Meaning….the software system we initially defined for the plant in early 2016, was reduced to a stripped down version by January due to strategic constraints. As a result, we were required to implement a system with minimal resources (people and equipment) to make it successful. Imagine purchasing a new car and having to put your old used tires on it in order to leave the dealers’ lot, because the price of the new car did not include new tires. I think you get the point.

So here I am in Hartford and I’m given a Ford Fusion Hybrid. I opened the door and it had:

  • leather seats
  • heated seats (it was cold in Hartford this week)
  • control panel of dials I’ve never seen before
  • push button starter
  • automatic seat location recall

I laughed because it took me 10 minutes to get through the basic controls just to get the car to a point where I could drive it off of the lot. Now this wasn’t a bad thing, it was just showing me that this summer I will be going outside of my comfort zone and will be stretching and growing.
Of course at this point, you must be thinking…

“Since Robin has a new job, will she be pulling out of Fish Tank and stop her coaching and mentoring?”

The answer….HELL NO!

This new position is just my next step on Freedom Highway. Don’t get me wrong, I did spent every night this week in my hotel room questioning myself with the big…

Why do I want to continue down this path?

And my response: Because I want to live an extraordinary life.

Why? Because I want the freedom to live life on my own terms.

Why? Because I want to follow my dreams.

Why? Because I want to listen to my heart vs. following a path someone else thinks I should be on.

Why? Because I want to be true to me!

And there it is…my big “WHY” behind why I do what I do….

I want to follow my dreams, listen to my heart, and be true to me!

And as a result, my coaching and mentoring business is following the same path…

I want to assist heart based entrepreneurs and freedom seekers who also want to follow their dreams, listen to their hearts, and be true to themselves.

So I thought…what better way to kick off the summer than to go on a virtual freedom highway road trip with everyone. Weekly, via my blog, I will post the next weeks’ adventure prompt. What makes this such a great road trip is that you can pick and choose which adventure prompts you want to participate in. Details below.


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Summer 2017 Virtual Freedom Highway Road Trip

Here is where you can…
redefine yourself and re-imagine yourself

 

The road trip starts with getting to know who all will be joining me on this road trip…

  • Why are you interested in participating?
  • What are you hoping to discover from this experience?
  • Who do you want to be at the end of this adventure?
  • Where would like to go during this road trip?
  • When is the best time for potential group calls and/or group events?

Please join our private Facebook Group so we can connect weekly. I will also be posting live videos as time permits. My first video will be posted Monday June 5th.
I will also be posting my pictures at Instagram using #freedomhighway.


myy-quirks

Robin Rosenstiel

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

 

Don’t Quit Your Day Dream

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“Real Dreams don’t require you to abandon your family, quit your job, and move to Tahiti with your paint brush. They require that you search your soul for that deep dream you put aside – and go for it. And watch your life light up.” ~Barbara Sher


 

Several weeks ago I mentioned in my blog Catching A Dream that I was submitting an application to the Freeport Fish Tank. Last Friday afternoon I was notified that my proposal for the Kent Emporium has made it to the finals (details below). And to be honest with you…

Nothing feels as exciting, magical, and empowering as seeing a dream come to life.

These feelings are the WHY behind the vision of the Kent Emporium. As a kid, my friends and I would sit around and talk about our future dreams. Future dreams like:

  •  Getting additional education,
  • Traveling and going on adventures,
  •  Starting businesses,
  •  Pursuing artist endeavors (singing, dancing, painting, etc.), and
  •  Following our passions regardless of the money (teaching, farming, etc).

Our list was filled with endless possibilities. And then life happened. We graduated from high school and where taught to put our dreams on hold and become responsible adults. After high school graduation, like everyone else, I moved on, went to college, pursued a career, and stuffed my dreams into the closet for a very long time. Why did I stuff my dreams into the closet? The usual reasons come to mind: not enough time and not enough money. But truth be told, based on my own life experiences, it always comes down to…

Not enough encouragement and support when my own self-doubt appears!

Encouragement and support in the form of :

  • A place that inspires me to keep moving forward towards my dreams when anxiety, fear, and self-doubt show up (and they always do in the middle of the night).
  • Workshops that allow me to explore and discover my passions and my dreams.
  • Community events that support turning my passions and dreams into reality.
  • Connection to a tribe of inspirational passionate people who are also pursuing their dreams.

From my own struggles of turning my passions and dreams into reality, the Kent Emporium vision was created….

The Kent Emporium…a place where people gather and develop their tool box in order to flourish as heart driven entrepreneurs and freedom seekers through workshops, community events and best of all, connection!

Monday I will get to meet the rest of the finalists and together we will find out what our next steps are in regards to turning our dreams into reality. I’m so excited that the Kent Emporium will have the opportunity to not only support my own dream but also the opportunity to support the dreams of the other finalists. I will keep you posted as I learn more about the details leading up to October event. In the meantime…

What secret dream is hiding in you closet?

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

What are you willing to commit to so that you can set your dreams in motion?

What impossible thing would you like to make possible?


Meet the Freeport Fish Tank finalists

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Feel free to send me an email or connect with me over at…Instagram and/or Facebook. I would love to hear about your dreams.

myy-quirks

Robin Rosenstiel

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

What I Learned About Myself While Making A Drum

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“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

~Henry David Thoreau


Last Saturday I decided to take a Drum Making Workshop in Rockford IL. What inspired me to do this:

  • I wanted to create my own drum (it has been on my bucket list for a while now);
  • I wanted to meet new people;
  • I wanted to get out of my own rut and try something new;

As I drove to the event I made the decision to be…

Open and Curious

And what did I observe as I drove 30 minutes to Rockford…

  • A motorcycle with license plate that said “Jaguar”;
  • A semi-trailer with “Maya”;
  • Truck with an “Eagle” logo;
  • A car with a license plate that said “Dream”;

I laughed, wrote the signs in my journal and titled the experience as…

Symbols Abound

I had no idea what the symbols meant and just let them go as I walked into the building to meet the other participants. As we prepared to make our drums, our instructor suggested that we notice our experiences (easy, hard, frustration, etc.) during the drum making process as these are reflections of our own personal and/or professional experiences going on now in our lives. For my drum, I had selected deer skin and a 18 inch rim. Others had chosen a mix of moose, elk, and horse and different rim sizes. The first step of the process is to wring out the skin (which has been soaking in water for several days). The 2nd step is to stretch the skin with your hands. The 3rd step is to stretch the skin over the rim and cut holes in the skin using a special hole puncher every few inches in prep for stringing the skin around the rim. The 4th step is to string the skin around the rim in order to produce the drum.

What experiences did I notice:

  1. As I was stretching skin, I felt that my drum was behind schedule compared to everyone else. My lesson learned – There is my time and divine appropriate time.
  2. As I was folding the skin over the rim in order to hole punch it, a 2nd pair of hands magically appeared and offered to hold the rim down for me. My lesson learned – I need to stop doing things alone and ask for help.
  3. As I punched holes into the skin, every now and then the skin would resist. My lesson learned – Trust my intuition! If there is resistance, stop, listen, and reposition.
  4. As I strung my drum. My lesson learned – My path is not neatly structured and I see symbols where others see chaos.

At the end of the day, we came together, had dinner, and spoke about our experiences while making our drums. And as the workshop came to a close, what did I discover about the signs/symbols from the drive to Rockford: I found myself surrounded by like minded people who had jaguar and eagle energy. We talked a lot about our love of chocolate (and the maya are known for their love of chocolate) and the dream…

We all had the dream to make our own drums.

The workshop last weekend inspired me to create my own dream-catcher (another bucket list activity). So this weekend I’m going to try making one (wish me luck). The next time you have a project that requires you to work with your hands, ask yourself these questions:

When is there ease and flow and when is there resistance and frustration?

How do these energies show up in my personal and professional life?

What activities are on your bucket list? Feel free to send me an email or connect with me over at…Instagram and/or Facebook. I would love to hear about your bucket list activities.


 XXOOXX, myy-quirks

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!

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!