Category Archives: Resolutions

Sitting With The Question

“If you’re in a hurry, slow down, sit in the questions.”
~Byron Katie


As the summer is coming to a close and the feel of fall is in the air, I decided to flip through the pages of my summer journal. Pages filled with words, pictures, and doodles I’ve journaled for years as it is my “go to” tool that I use to connect to my heart and my dream daily. This summers’ journal reflected the crazy ebb and flow of this summer. Moments of go-go-go followed by moments of stop-stop-stop. As I reviewed the pages, I noticed that …

My biggest insights and AHA moments were always during the stop-stop-stop moments.

Ideas for new workshops and on-line classes filled the pages. As I review all of the ideas, I found myself asking the question…

WHAT IF…

  • What if it could be easy?
  • What if there was nothing to fear?
  • What if I took 1 step forward daily into the unknown?
  • What if I showed up more authentic and wholehearted?

What is your WHAT IF question?


Are you ready to start transforming your life?

CLICK on the offerings below to check out the details.

  1. Select your offering and send me an email (robin.rosenstiel@gmail.com).
  2. I will contact you and discuss next steps.
  3.  And ABACADABRA…your transformation BEGINS!

Tune In/Tune Up Chakra Energy Balancing Session

Infinite Possibilities

Shamanic Life/Business Strategy Session


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With Love and Gratitude,

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

 


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Kent Emporium Tribe Appreciation

Where: Kent Emporium

When: Saturday August 25th

Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Cost: Dish/Cocktails to Share

With music by Mr. Ed Time to celebrate the end of summer . Join me and the band Mr. Ed for a flawsome evening of music, dancing, and laughing around the camp fire. Heck, I will probably even setup the labyrinth and have a fire ceremony so we can all let of go of what stops our flawsomeness from shining.



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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

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.


Where: Angels Group/Freeport IL

When: Saturday September 15th Time: 10:00pm – 12:00pm

Speaker: Robin Rosenstiel

Topic: The Healing Power of Sound

This program will discuss how each of us can use the power of sound to heal and transform our lives. Robin will share her story, her own experiences, and provide a set of tools that you can use in your own life.

Please contact Steve at sspyrison@msn.com to register and to get the address of the location.


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FALL 2018 Schedule

October 7th: 2pm-3pm

November 4th: 2pm-3pm

December 2nd: 2pm-3pm

More dates to follow after I return from the Labor Day Gong Workshop! Woohoo!!!

Feeling Overwhelmed?

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 “When life hands you lemons, break out the salt and tequila!”

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If you did not know, this is the summer of retrogrades. How does this impact you?

Frustration and overwhelm being driven by an over booked calendar and a sense of time running out.

So when you feel like life is giving you lemons this summer, you can ….

  • make lemonade,
  • throw the lemons at someone,
  • throw the lemons back at life (and steal the oranges that you asked for!),
  • say “What else have you got?” (maybe you’ll get something else), or
  • schedule a session with me for some one-on-one self-care

How am I turning my lemons into lemonade? I’m giving away 4 free…

Shamanic Life/Business Strategy sessions (90 mins. each – $125 value)

These sessions are available via Skype, phone, or in person (Kent, Freeport). How do you get one of these sessions? All you have to do is send me via email (hello@robinrosenstiel.com) some cat names. Why cat names? My first lemon of the summer – my neighbors’ cat decided to move in and have her kittens at my place. As a result, I need cat names. So for every cat name I receive, I will throw your name into a hat. On Sunday July 8th, I will select 4 names out of the hat and will contact you with the details. How fun is that!!! And if you win, I will NOT be sneaking a kitten into your coat pocket when you are not looking.


Are you ready to put yourself and your self-care first this summer?

  1. CLICK on the offerings below to check out the details.
  2. Select your offering and send me an email (robin.rosenstiel@gmail.com).
  3. I will contact you and discuss next steps.
  4. SUMMER OF SELFCARE BEGINS!

Tune In/Tune Up Chakra Energy Balancing Session

Infinite Possibilities

Shamanic Life/Business Strategy Session

 


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With Love and Gratitude,

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

 


Kent Emporium Events

Turning Your Dreams Into Reality


SOUND RELAXATION FOR PETS AND THEIR OWNERS

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With Robin Rosenstiel

Where: Kent Emporium

When: Sunday July 8th**

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Cost: $15

As effective as sound healing is for people, it is even more so with dogs, cats, horses, and other pets.  Immerse your pet and yourself in the relaxation sounds of Crystal Harps, Tibetan singing bowls, shamanic drumming, and other instruments.  Be bathed in a sea of relaxing and soothing sound healing frequencies that will melt away stress and rejuvenate both your pet and yourself.  Each session is unique.

What to expect:

  • Robin will speak about her own animal sound healing stories.
  • A guided meditation to connect your heart to your animals heart.
  • A relaxing sound bath meditation using Crystal Harps, Tibetan singing bowls, Shamanic drumming, Tuning Forks, and more…

Cost:
$15

This will take place outside.  So please bring your own chair, blanket, or yoga mat.  All animals must be leashed.

Inspired by Robin’s own “free range” cats showing up weekly for the Sound Relaxation e.

**Rain Date:  July 29th Sun 4-5


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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

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

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

Click here for more details

 

 

Story Rewrite

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“The future is completely open and we are writing it moment to moment.”

~Pema Chodron


Happy New Year everyone!!! With the start of 2018, you get to…

Create 12 new chapters and if you don’t like where the story is going you have the opportunity for 365 rewrites!

What a great feeling! To be able to wake up every day and know that you can change your story. Even Mother Nature has decided to create her own new chapter for January 2018. In the midst of the artic blasts and winter storms, she has decided it was time for “Snow in Florida!”

  • So how would you like to rewrite your story in 2018?
  • What are your dreams for love this year? Work? Play?  Where are you hungry for change?
  • How do you want 2018 to FEEL?
  • What would saying YES to your life look and feel like?
  • Write out everything your heart desires for this new year. Be bold.

I have included a meditation link below (including a condensed written version) to assist you in discovering your 2018 story.

What bold story are you going to create in 2018?

I would love to hear about your bold plans and your rewrite stories.


fields-of-flowersAn Ideal Day Meditation

Purpose: To visualize what an ideal day looks like for you in 2018

SINGING BOWL MEDITATION

 

  1. Close your eyes and place your feet on the ground.
  2. Take 3 deep breathes.
  3. Notice how your body feels right now. Is there any tension and if so where? What emotions come up for you? What if it is OK to feel this way right now without having to fix or change anything?
  4.  Just breathe in and as you exhale, just let it all go.
  5. Now I would like you to imagine waking up on an ideal day in your future in 2018.
  6. What do you see? Smell? Hear?
  7. As you get out of bed, what is the first activity that you do? Do you meditation, make coffee, watch the sun rise, etc.?
  8. As you get ready for the day, what clothes do you put on? What shoes do you put on? Are these new clothes or clothes you already own?
  9. What does your morning look like? Do you drive to an office, work from home, work outside? Who do you spend time with?
  10. What does your afternoon look like? What are you doing? Where are you? Who are you with?
  11. What does your evening look like? What do you have for dinner? Who do you spend the evening with?
  12. At the end of the evening you go do bed. As you lay in bed, you reflect on how the day went. How do you feel at the end of the day? If there was 1 word and/or phrase that would describe your day, what would it be?
  13. Take 3 deep breathes and when you are ready, open your eyes.
  14. What is 1 inspired step that you can take daily towards your ideal day?
  15. How can you add your word and/or phrase to your daily life?

32-0R4A6077Are you like you are at a cross roads and not sure what direction to go in? Are you struggling on where to focus your time and energy as you create a life and/or business on your terms? Are you looking for clarity? Schedule a free 45 minute Shamanic Life or Business strategy session where together we will discover your next inspired step towards turning your dreams into reality for 2018. Click here to schedule.

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

With Love and Gratitude,

Robin Rosenstiel


Community Events

Connecting with others’ dreams.


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“Be Inspired” Event

  • Where: Kent Emporium
  • When: Saturday Jan 6th
  • Time: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Cost: Beverages and Snacks to Share
  • Community Fire Ceremony: 5ish

 

 

What does a “Be Inspired” afternoon look like?

  • Lively conversations,
  • Story telling,
  • Creating art,
  • Discovering your passion,
  •  Igniting your dreams

Whether you are a painter, a writer, a conversationalist, a mixologist, a chef, or an artist yet to be defined, no experience is requires in order to participate. Art supplies are available for those who are not sure what their passion is yet.
The Kent Emporium is a place to relax and unwind so that you can discover and/or rediscover your passion. At the Kent Emporium you will feel at home away from home. Our community of people share the same beliefs…inspiration is the first step towards discovering your passion. Come in, grab a cocktail and a snack, get inspired and discover your passion!
Community Fire Ceremony
Join like-minded people as we celebrate the New Year with a community fire ceremony. As part of the fire ceremony, we will be burning the Community Wish Tree as we release those things that no longer serve us in order to make room for our wishes in 2018.


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  • Where: Kent Emporium
  • When: Sundays
  • Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Cost: $10

               With Robin Rosenstiel

Come mediate to the sounds of Tibetan singing bowls, 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.

Pulling Weeds and Planting Seeds

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“I gathered my habits

and released the ones

that could never lead me to

joy and freedom.”

~Yung Pueblo


2016 was a “9” year in numerology (2+0+1+6)(9) and the number 9 signifies endings. I have spent the last two weeks de-cluttering and bringing closure to various areas of my life. I took this opportunity to throw away things (items, relationships, habits, thoughts, and beliefs) that no longer served me. I found the process to be both energizing and empowering. In farmer terms, I was pulling weeds out of my garden.

5 habits I left in 2016:

1. Trying to please everyone.

2. Fearing change.

3. Living in the past.

4. Putting myself down.

5. Over thinking.

2017 is a “1” year in numerology (2+0+1+7 =10) (1+0=1) and the number 1 signifies new beginnings. As a result, it is time to energetically move towards a brand new start. This year I have chosen the word “curiosity” to plant in my garden. After spending the past two weeks pulling weeds, my wish for 2017:

“be open and curious” to what starts to grow in 2017.


In prep for 2017:

What weeds are you ready to pulled out of your garden?

What word(s) would you like to plant in your garden?

If you are unable to join us Saturday at the Kent Emporium for our annual “Word for the Year Painting/Wish Tree Celebration”, feel free to send me an email of what weeds (habits) you would like to throw away (and burn in the fire) and what word (and wish) you would like to plant for 2017. I will paint your word rock and send you a picture. If you would like me to mail you the word rock, just let me know and we can figure out the shipping costs.

Crazy Stories

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“It’s just my essential self…RELAX!”

~Bethany Bilbrey


I’ve Been…

I’ve been “shushed”…because I told the truth.
I’ve been reprimanded…because I laughed to loud.
I’ve been yelled at…because I had too much fun.
I’ve been told I haven’t suffered in life…because I was too happy.
I’ve been told to keep my voice down…because I’m too passionate.
I’ve been told to stop creating…because I was creating a new life on my own terms.

What crazy stories have people told you?
What crazy emotions come out in other people when you are simply being your “essential” self?”
Did you know that this is their baggage and their stories and not yours?

Feeling Flat, Lost or Generally Out of Whack?

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“There is a dance that only you know how to do.”

-~Gabrielle Roth


What Would The Shaman Tell You?

If you lived in one of the tribal cultures throughout the world, and you were feeling a little flat, lost or generally out of whack, it would be common practice to visit the local shaman (medicine man/woman).

And in some of these tribal cultures it would be common practice for the shaman to ask you 4 simple questions:

  • When was the last time you danced?
  • When was the last time you sang?
  • When was the last time you told a story?
  • When was the last time you sat alone in stillness?

In many tribal cultures dancing and singing are known to be ways to greater vitality.  They believe that such practices actually inspire the soul, and better connect us to the divine and sustaining forces of life.

Before radio, newspapers and television, telling stories was a way to connect with, teach and entertain each other – activities that are all good for the soul.

And sitting alone in stillness allowed the usual storm of random or compulsive thoughts to settle, and intuition, insight and wisdom to emerge.

In our current “go go go” culture, we have lost much of the wisdom learned from these tribal cultures.

If you cannot remember the last time you sang and danced with friends, shared a story that was meaningful, or sat alone in stillness, take a little time this year to reconnect to some of these tribal practices.  Better yet…attend the “Be Inspired Afternoon” at the Kent Emporium on Saturday April 16th.

Endings – 2015

endingsI have always followed the rhythms of the seasons and as a result I always find myself reflecting and ending my year around 10/31…it must be my Celtic roots.

Last week I was beginning to think that I’ve been in a rut…a yearlong rut to be exact. But as I started to reflect and peel back the layers, I was startled to discover that I was not in a rut at all, but I have been in mourning. I started to make a list of what I’ve accomplished in the past year and uncovered the underlying theme:

LETTING GO

  • Letting go of an apartment that took up too much energy
  • Letting go of the illusion of “living the American dream”
  • Letting go of the concept of being a corporate career climber
  • Letting go of how I defined myself to my friends, to my family, and to Corporate America
  • Letting go of old “victim” stories that no longer serve me
  • Letting go of toxic friendships
  • Letting go of a loving relationship that no longer made me happy

My mantra for this year has been to “create and live an extraordinary life”.  And today I finally realize that I’ve been “making space in my life” in order to make this mantra a reality.  I never knew that I would have to let go of so much!  And yes…there are moments when it hurts and I feel like a complete failure!

This past weekend I walked through a book store (one of my favorite ways to reconnect with spirit when I’m feeling sad and lost).  As I randomly walked the book aisles, this book jumped out at me.

failIn the book, Pema Chodron states:  So a mantra you can give yourself is, ‘I’m okay.  I haven’t done anything wrong here.’ And at the same time acknowledge that it’s really painful place to be.  You can rephrase your self-talk away from, “I am a failure; I’ve really messed up here. I am fundamentally unlovable.  I am fundamentally broken.”

…to…

“Hey, wait a minute.  This is really painful, but I haven’t done anything wrong.”

 

LETTING GO <> FAILURE

Wow…I never realized that historically I have always associated “letting go” with “failure”.  Imagine being able to let go and walk away from a situation with out being branded a failure.

  • What do you need to let go of in order to make space for something new?
  • Why are you afraid to let go? 
  • What story do you tell yourself in order to avoid letting it go?
  • If you were guaranteed 100% that letting go would make space for something extraordinary to enter your life, could you just relax, let it happen, and allow the magic to unfold?

 

Robin Rosenstiel

Explorer of Uncharted Territory

Seeker of Truth

Bodacious Dragon Slayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message from the Universe

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Tuesday 5am:

I awoke in a hotel room still feeling exhausted and depleted. As I was lying in bed I was feeling vulnerable (as I really didn’t know what to do next), I made the following statement:

Dear Universe – what is my next step?

I then proceeded to get out of bed, take a shower and read my email. Within my email box was the following message:

Allow yourself to receive – you can set an intention and allow yourself to be delighted by the fullness of The Universe.

So there it was…the answer to my question. I knew that!!! How could I so easily forget everything I have learned over the years? I found it fascinating that when I spiraled out of control and fell back into my old story of GO-GO-GO it quickly slipped into my old story of GIVE-GIVE-GIVE and there I was exhausted and depleted because I forgot to fill myself up and receive. How often do you get caught up in the messiness of life and forget to receive?

So I set my intention: Be vulnerable and ask for help every day. And determined what action to take: Allow myself to receive.

Tuesday 6:30am:

iris-blogI walked out of the hotel (on my way to the office) and there in the lobby garden a flower called to me. I walked over to the flower and observe it.  Her name is IRIS and she was offering her medicine to me…the paintbrush to the soul…

IRIS FLOWER ESSENCE

I smiled and laughed and said THANKS UNIVERSE!

Since I sent my intention on Tuesday and took action, every day I have been blessed with receiving. As of today, I feel refreshed and renewed.

Based on my own lessons learned over the past few weeks, I invite you to really notice:

What story stops you from receiving from the Universe?

How do you feel when you receive a gift from the Universe?

 

Robin Rosenstiel

Explorer of Uncharted Territory

Seeker of Truth

Bodacious Dragon Slayer

A Pause for Reflection

restApril has been a month where I spent a lot of time in an old story. I didn’t even realize I was in the old story and spinning out of control until I literally “hit the wall”. And there I was suddenly feeling mentally overwhelmed and physically exhausted. I was struggling to get out of bed, I was struggling to think and everything I did sent both my body and my mind into a state of overwhelm. As I spent the entirety of last Saturday lying on a sofa with 2 cats watching movies (as that is all my body would allow), I pondered the question “How did I get to this state?”

The story:

Last September I signed up for Martha Beck Life Coach Training. It has been one of the best investments I’ve ever made in myself and through this training process I’ve uncovered “a day in my ideal life” – a life outside the constraints of Corporate America, a life filled with adventure as a successful entrepreneur. This vision really motivated me to take action towards creating this new life. So in February, I started to move towards creating this new life. As I work diligently towards creating my new life, I became very excited and full of energy. With all of this excitement and energy of the vision, I took additional classes, coached people, created and hosted workshops, developed web sites and newsletters, attend a conference, and closed down an apartment in order to consolidate to one space. Now are you ready for the kicker…I was doing all of this while traveling full time for my corporate job. Seriously, even as I type this I’m thinking “Really!?! What were you thinking???”

Oh that’s right,

  • I established an overly aggressive and unrealistic time line for myself (even though I’m a gifted project manager and know unrealistic when I see it);
  • I decided that I can juggle multiple balls in the air at the same time and not let any of them drop;
  • I canceled all activities involving self-care as my sudden list of “to do’s” was just a “temporary” thing and would only take a few weeks;
  • And the final chapter of this story…I was determined that I could do it all by myself;

And just before I crashed I received a message from the Universe via the form of an email:

BACK TO BASICS

Rewrite your story of stuckness and overwhelm and get back to the basics of creative self-care.

And then on Monday, I received 2 additional messages from the Universe:

  • Via a friend – “Robin – ask for help if you don’t know how to do something.”
  • Via another email – “Watch for the “hot spots” that overwhelm you. What small moves can you make to stop that overwhelm in its tracks?”

My old story…I call her “Super Robin”…able to complete everything in an unrealistic amount of time without asking for help.

This week I’ve been spending a lot of time with my “Super Robin” self.  I saw this as an opportunity to acknowledge this old story, ask why it is here, and what lessons it has to teach me.  Instead of getting angry and shaming and blaming this story, I have learned to show it compassionate and love. It is a good story, just one that no longer serves me.  Starting in May,  I’ve decided it is time to start a new story, a story full of self-care, going with the flow, and asking for and accepting help.

 

Robin Rosenstiel

Explorer of Uncharted Territory

Seeker of Truth

Bodacious Dragon Slayer

 

New Beginnings On The Horizon….

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What story do you need to leave behind in order to create a new story?

 
Today (March 20th) the SPRING EQUINOX is here along with a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE and the NEW MOON!

Read more at: New Moon Action: Open Yourself to New Possibilities During Rare Cosmic Triad

 

Robin Rosenstiel

Explorer of Uncharted Territory

Seeker of Truth

Bodacious Dragon Slayer