Category Archives: Shamanism

What was I thinking?

“Some days you just need to write your own “Take a Time Out” permission slip.”

~Robin Rosenstiel


I didn’t even realize that a month had passed since I wrote my last blog until I logged into the Mad Mini software yesterday. June started with an over booked travel schedule (I have no one to blame but myself for this big oops) and all I could keep telling myself was….


What was I thinking?


Once I returned home, I found myself needing some extensive down time to reset and reflect on why I push myself so hard some times. Funny that during this reflection period, I had a lot to say and wanted to write about it in my blog but for what ever reason, the words got all jumbled up in my head every time I sat down to type. So I decided that I truly needed to just stop and let the blog go for a while.

During this time out, I made time every morning to play my crystal harp (often referred to as a soul connection practice – creating a daily practice that connects you to your soul). While playing my harp one day, a thought popped into my head…


Wouldn’t it be great if everyone gave themselves permission to stop, breathe, and reconnect to their soul for a minute.


From that thought, I decided to put out weekly 1 minute sound restoration videos on Thursdays. I call them “Thoughtful Thursday” videos. Because…lets face it we all need to be reminded to give ourselves permission to take a time out. If you haven’t see the videos on Facebook or Instagram, check them out by clicking on the Facebook or Instagram buttons below.


When was the last time you wrote yourself a permission slip and gave yourself a time out?


With Love and Gratitude,

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

 


HEART CHAKRA SOUND RESTORATION

Sunday July 21, 2019 ​

$25.00 (pre-registration)

$30.00 (walk-in) 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Door opens at 1:30pm)

Kent Emporium – 741 N Kent Road, Kent IL 61044​

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Are you ready to re-connect to your heart, your passions, and your dreams? If so, then this workshop is for you. During this workshop, we will be focusing on rebalancing the 4th Chakra – also called the Heart Chakra – which is associated with love, balance, and connection. In this workshop, we will focus on reconnecting to heart based action through a series of grounding exercises, intuitive drawing, and sound meditation. By the end of the workshop you will feel calm, relaxed, and focused.


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.

Today I Choose…

“Today, I choose to not let my self-doubt take over.  I am capable.  I am confident.  I am enough.”

~Good Gefe


What is your first reaction when you read the sentence….

TODAY, I CHOOSE ME!

Do you find yourself cringing and thinking “How self-absorbed and selfish?”

Do you find yourself smiling and thinking “YES!”

Do you find yourself not reacting and thinking “Let me check my schedule?”

There is no wrong or right answer here, as everyday gives you a new option to choose.


What is your “I CHOOSE” statement today?


With Love and Gratitude,

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

 

 



Chakra Sound Restoration

Sunday June 23rd, 2019

Do you feel like you are constantly doing?  Do you feel like there are not enough hours in the day to get everything completed on your to-do list?  Do you end up feeling frustrated, angry, and exhausted?

If so, then this workshop is for you.  During this workshop, we will be focusing on re-balancing the 3rd Chakra – also called the Solar Chakra – which is associated with action.  In this workshop, we will focus on reconnecting to heart based action through a series of grounding exercises, intuitive drawing, and sound meditation.  By the end of the workshop you will fell calm, relaxed, and focused.

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

$25.00 (pre-registration)
$30.00 (walk-in)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Door opens at 1:30pm)
Kent Emporium – 741 N Kent Road, Kent IL 61044

To purchase tickets in advance or see a short video follow the links:
http://robinrosenstiel.com/chakra-sound-restoration/
http://www.kentemporium.com/upcoming-events.html

Are You Ready For Creative Self Care?

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it, including yourself.”

~Anne Lamott


Creative self-care is not just about regular exercise, eating right, and making time to relax.

Creative self-care is about feeding your soul.

It’s making sure that you have something to be excited about when you get up in the morning. For me, that’s journaling, art, and walking in nature. For you it might be something else. Or, perhaps you aren’t even sure what gets you going anymore.

If you are feeling, low, anxious, or generally “blah,” passion is an excellent way to combat these feelings. How do you find your passion?

  • Schedule a creative play date,
  • Surround yourself with other creative people,
  • Have fun,
  • Play like a kid,
  • Daydream, and most of all….

Get out of our comfort zone and do something different!

What are fun activity are you going to do this weekend to get out of your comfort zone? I would love to hear about it.


Are you looking for some creative self-care this weekend?

Check out the events next weekend at the Kent Emporium. Both are guaranteed to kick start your creativity and your intuition.


With Love and Gratitude,

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

 


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AT THE KENT EMPORIUM



CAT YOGA

Saturday May 18th, 2019

You heard us correct, if you can do yoga with goats why not kitty cats.

Join us Saturday May 18th for our first ever Cat Yoga at the Kent Emporium at 10:30.

We’ll be doing some light yoga with kitties, lead by Jill La Ballister.

Followed by Cat Totems lead by Robin Rosenstiel.

Find a cat that you love? I’ve got good news for you most of the cats are available for adoption! They are current on their shots and have been spayed/neutered.

This is sure to be the cats Meow! Join us for fun and play, and to bring out the inner kitty in you.

Suggested donation $10 to our local shelter.



Chakra Sound Restoration

Sunday May 19th, 2019

Are you ready to jump start your creativity?  In this workshop, we will focus on re-balancing the 2nd Chakra – also called the Sacral Chakra.  A balanced 2nd Chakra will awaken your creative energy by connecting you to your joy and passion.  Through a combination of grounding exercises, chakradance, intuitive drawing, and crystal sound meditation, you will leave the workshop feeling inspired and empowered.

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

$25.00 (pre-registration)
$30.00 (walk-in)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Door opens at 1:30pm)
Kent Emporium – 741 N Kent Road, Kent IL 61044

To purchase tickets in advance or see a short video follow the links:
http://robinrosenstiel.com/chakra-sound-restoration/
http://www.kentemporium.com/upcoming-events.html

The Universe Is Sending You Messages – Are You Listening?

“If you are waiting for a sign from the universe, THIS IS IT. NOW GO DO IT!”

~The Universe


Last week, I had a series of meaningful coincidences (synchronicity in action).
While traveling for business, I stayed in a hotel room that symbolically showed me what happens after I say “I’M DONE“.

“I’m Done” has represented many things in my life – from working for unethical businesses, to bully bosses, to outdated relationships and patterns.

As I checked into the hotel, I was informed that my room had been upgraded. The upgraded room would be located on a floor where there is construction activity going on (hotel remodeling). I was informed that there would be no noise as the construction had completed for the day and would not start again until 9AM the next day. I really didn’t think much about it, as I have lived in multiple construction zones with my 93 year old building over the years, so I took the hotel room key and proceeded to the elevator.

When I got off of the elevator, to my left there was a tarp closing off the left hallway and to my right there was a glass door stating “Do Not Enter”. Of course I entered the Glass door, as I could see the hall of rooms (besides I tend to not follow instructions very well). As I walked down the hallway corridor, I started to realized that there were no door numbers and some rooms were cracked open as refurbishing activities were still being completed. So I turned around and headed back to the elevator and thought to myself…

“There is some mistake here as there are NO rooms on this floor!”

However just as I was getting back on the elevator, I turned around and noticed 1 door next to the exit staircase door (across from the elevator). That 1 door had an assigned room number – my room #220. At this point I was feeling a bit skeptical (as this was the ONLY available room on the entire floor), so I unlocked the door and to my surprise…

I felt like I just walked into a Harry Potter movie!

I walked into a full suite with a large living room area, a bar area, a bedroom with a king bed, and a bathroom with a giant Jacuzzi hot tub. All I could do is laugh and say…

I got the message!

I laughed because there I was in an awesome safe space in the middle of a construction zone. I took a few pictures and sent them to a friend who immediately responded with the comment “That space is larger than my old apartment in New York City!”

So what is the message…

Transformation is like a remodeling project.
Except instead of remodeling your house, you are remodeling your life.

Symbolically, the construction zone represents how my life is currently being “remodeled”. And as the remodeling is taking place, there is nothing to fear as I will still be comfortable with the items I feel are a necessity in my life – a big soaking tub, a king size bed, a large living room, and a bar.

Based on having an entire hotel floor to myself, my “remodeling” project might be a little larger than I expected (I wonder what is behind the curtain?!?). But as anyone knows when it comes to remodeling projects, you can always start small and focus on one room at a time.

What is even more interesting is that after I settled into my room, I received an email from a friend mentioning that she received a message from her spirit guides but was struggling to interpret it and asked me for my opinion. So I quickly created a sound meditation for her and sent it to her.

2 days later, I told another friend about the synchronicity of events and she mentioned to me that she struggles to see any signs from the universe and asked me for my advice.
So what did I do? This week, I created a sound restoration meditation video to assist people with seeing and interpreting the signs from the universe. If you are curious, please check out the video and email me what you discovered. As I would love to see if there are any common themes. The link is below:

Receiving and Following Signs From The Universe



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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Life Lessons From a 93 Year Old Building


“If this building could talk, there would be a lot of swearing involved!”
~Robin Rosenstiel


2 weeks ago during my 2nd floor Spring Cleaning frenzy I mentioned to a friend (who is a contractor) how I hated my staircase (93 years of dirt, grim, glue, various finishes, etc.) and regretted not having Lenny (my contractor 9 years ago) restore it when he offered. There is a story behind my decision 9 years ago – lets just say that after a summer of remodeling the 2nd floor apartment of my 1926 hardware store, I simply got tired of Lenny’s lack of vision.
So Tuesday night when I returned home at 11pm from a 7 day business trip to Montreal and Quebec City (leading business Continuous Improvement/Lean Assessments), imagine my surprise when I saw my large staircase (which separates the workshop space from my apartment space) stripped down to the original wood.

My 1st thought…WOW that looks amazing!

My 2nd thought …WOW – only someone really frustrated and angry would take the time to do strip this staircase!

Wednesday I got the rest of the story that confirmed my 2nd thought. As a Transformational Coach and Mentor for Businesses and Individuals, I was fascinated by the story and the reaction it created. What was the story?

It’s the first step on the staircase to transformation (how poetic).

It’s the same story I’ve repeated in my own life, time and time again. It’s the story behind why I purchased a 1926 hardware store. It’s the story behind why I moved to Toronto. It’s the story behind why I moved back to Kent. It’s the story behind why I became a Transformational Coach and Mentor.

It’s the story where you stop ignoring the red flags, stop denying the situation, and instead accept the facts. It’s the story where you re-evaluate/determine your values and draw a line in the sand and say…

I’M DONE!!!”

Needless to say, the building is coming out of “hibernation mode” and it’s dragging me along kicking and screaming. I had other plans this past weekend. I was going to focus on developing an on-line workshop for Restore.Rebalance.Refocus. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to put it on the back burner. Nothing like 93 years of dust and dirt messing havoc with your sinuses. Let’s be serious – no one is going to want to watch a video series of someone, coughing, wheezing and sneezing. Instead I had to refocus my efforts on picking out paint colors for my staircase walls and cleaning up the Kent Emporium web site. So stay tune for more information about the on-line experience!

And for those in the area, join me on Sunday March 31st for a workshop at the Kent Emporium as we prepare for Spring. Details below.


Where in your life are you “Done”?
Are you ready to discover your next step?

Schedule a quick 15 minute discussion and we can discuss the next best step for you.


With Love and Gratitude,

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

Meeting Plant Spirit Medicine

“Every healer has their favorite home remedy. Mine is Pina Coladas!”

~Robin Rosenstiel


On my last blog I mentioned that I did not have the opportunity to learn about plant medicine while I was in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is known for Cacao – a heart opening plant medicine. I was looking forward to learning more about the plant and the transformational ceremonies around the plant. But due to unforeseen events, this did not happen while at the Permaculture Resort. It was OK – life happens. But a funny thing that did happen while I was at the Permaculture

I suddenly had this urge to have Pina Coladas.

Anyone that knows me well, knows I don’t drink these types of drinks. I think that last time I had a Pina Colada was in college and if was made from a processed mix full of sugar…yuck!!! So I thought it was rather odd that I found myself tthinking about Pina Cola’s constantly while at the Permaculture Resort. So when we left the Permaculture Resort and moved to the next resort, several cohorts and myself immediately went to the bar and ordered Pina Coladas. The Pina Coladas tasted so refreshing and awesome. This was no “processed” mix, but instead fresh pineapples and coconuts. Nothing like the taste of fresh homemade cocktails…yummy! It became my drink of choice for the rest of the trip.

When I returned home to Northern Illinois and went grocery shopping guess what was the first item I saw when I walked through the store doors….Pineapples. I got the message loud and clear. I laughed, googled, and then picked up the fresh pineapples, coconuts, and coconut water in order to make my own Pina Coladas. I didn’t see that one coming…making my own Pina Coladas during ice and snow storms…hahaha. With each Pina Colada I drank (some with rum and some w/o rum), I noticed how happy and joyful the drink made me feel. I did some research and discovered…

Pineapple + Coconut = Finding the Joy In Your Own Inner Strength

For those who are unaware, food can be used to balance your chakras. Pineapple is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra and Coconut is associated with the Crown Chakra.

A week later I got sick and while I laid in bed coughing I googled natural remedies for coughs (as I was iced/snowed in and couldn’t get to town). Guess what the first remedy that appeared on my google search? Yes – you got it…

  • Pineapple contains an anti-inflammatory compound called bromelain.
  • Coconut is know for its high concentration of electrolytes and strong antioxidant properties.

Last week while I was at O’Hare Airport waiting for my flight to Toronto for Gong Yoga Training I stopped at the Teavana Tea Shop. I ordered a Green Tea with Ginger (highly recommended it if you have a cold). When I went to pick up my drink I spotted the various loose tea blends on the wall available for sale. Are you ready….yup..

Pina Cola Tea

Of course I purchased the tea and the smell makes me giggle with delight. This is getting to be too crazy as you know I just can’t make this stuff up. I’m not a fortune teller, but I’m envisioning Pina Coladas at the Paint and Pour in April.

Why am I telling you this story? This is Plant Spirit Medicine in action. How plants can communicate with and aid all of us in the power of healing —not merely their
physical medicinal properties, but the deeper wisdom and gifts that they offer. So the next time you have an urge to eat a specific plant…pay attention…that plant might just be talking to you.

So thanks Daniel…I did learn plant medicine in Costa Rica! I didn’t get what I wanted…I got what I needed.

Are you interested in learning more about Plant Spirit Medicine? If so email me and we can talk about assembling an in-person or on-line workshop.


Are you ready to turn your dreams into reality?
Are you ready to SHINE?

Schedule a quick 15 minute discussion and we can discuss the next best step for you.


With Love and Gratitude,

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

Misadventures On the Island of Fruits and Nuts

“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might just find, you get what you need.”

~Rolling Stones


In January, I went to Costa Rica to learn more about plant medicine and permaculture, but in the end I didn’t really learn anything about plant medicine or permaculture. Instead I discovered:

Magic: Friday – I discovered a carved face of a jaguar next to a waterfall while walking in a forest. No one from the resort had every seen it before….and this carved faced was LARGE;

Trust: Saturday – I met a talented white river rafting guide who taught me the importance of using intuition to read the skill set/fear level of everyone so that the experience would be a fun adventure; Curiosity: Sunday – I arrived at the Permaculture resort ready to learn more about plant medicine and permaculture;

Connection: Monday – I connected with many people at the resort and with my plant spirit (lavender); Unique Genius: Tuesday – I discovered I’m awesome at holding space for others;

Surrender: Wednesday – I left the Permaculture resort in a small fishing boat. 10 people and 3 boar guides in a small fishing boat in the big Caribbean Sea with 6 foot waves, all you can do is surrender and pray you make it to shore;

Inspiration: Thursday – I went to a Wildlife Rescue Center and discovered that the owners moved to Costa Rica to retire, however the universe had different plans for them;

Perspective: Wednesday I was riding 6 ft waves in the Caribbean Sea, Friday night driving home from the airport, I was riding Northern Illinois snow drifts…go figure;

Have you ever went on a vacation or an adventure and had to throw your entire game plan away and instead watch the adventure unfold?

My Costa Rica trip was truly an awesome and insightful adventure. And over the course of the next few blogs I will share with you some of my insights and plot twists. This trip didn’t turn out as I planned, however it was exactly what I needed, and for that I’m grateful! Some how I think this is what 2019 is going to be all about….

Letting Go Of The Plan

Are you ready to throw out your existing game plan and instead see what new adventures are calling you in 2019?


Are you ready to turn your dreams into reality?
Are you ready to SHINE?

Schedule a quick 15 minute discussion and we can discuss the next best step for you.


With Love and Gratitude,

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

 

Robin…The Vampire Slayer

“Bottom line is, even if you see ’em coming, you’re not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can’t help that. It’s what you do afterwards that counts. That’s when you find out who you are.”

~ Joss Whedon – Buffer The Vampire Slayer TV Series


I woke up last Sunday morning from a nightmare of sorts. In this nightmare, my house was filled with vampires. In every room and around every corner, there were vampires. As soon as I slayed 1 vampire, another vampire would appear. I was like Buffy The Vampire Slayer. When I awoke, I felt exhausted and depleted. And the first words that came out of my mouth…

Cr*p…here comes the holiday season!

I’m sure you can relate. A season where we are suppose to be filled with joy and excitement but really deep down inside we are filled with tension and stress…augh!!!  Let’s be honest , it has taken me years to recover from my own childhood traumas around the holidays. I’m sure these are the same traumas that all families share…

  • The yelling and screaming matches
  • The disappointments
  • The missed expectations
  • The family member(s) who suffer from depression and mood swings

For the longest time I avoided the holidays with a passion…there was just too much drama. But over time I learned how to slay these holiday vampires by creating new heart-felt holiday traditions. I started with what made me happy….

Community, Connection, Conversation

And from that I have slowly introduced the following new traditions into the mix…

  • Friendsgiving (11/22)
  • Black Friday Paint and Pour (11/23)
  • New Years Community Fire (1/5/19)
  • Adult Easter Egg Hunt (TBD 2019)

Are you ready to start a new holiday tradition?

If you are in the area, stop by the Kent Emporium Thursday or Friday and spend some time with our community at Friendsgiving or the Paint and Pour (details below)…I would love to see you!


Are you ready to turn your dreams into reality?
Are you ready to SHINE?

Schedule a quick 15 minute discussion and we can discuss the next best step for you.


With Love and Gratitude,

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

 

Clearing Out The Closets

“Clutter is not just physical stuff. It’s old ideas, toxic relationships and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self.”

~Eleanor Brownn


This past week I decided it was time to reclaim my second floor and remove Grace the mother cat, the 3 kittens, and all of their cat/kitten toys from the 2nd floor of the Kent Emporium.

As an FYI – there are still 3 “too cute for words” kittens available for adoption.

I’m always in awe when animals teach me about myself. For me, I have learned some of my best life lessons via cats. This summer, Grace the mother cat, and her kittens taught me a lot about what I was not seeing in my life.

The clutter I was hiding in the closets.

This clutter wasn’t just physical stuff, but also bad habits, and old beliefs. As I started to review the items in my closet, I wondered how this happened.

How did my closets get so out of control?

As I started to review the items in my closets, I realized I had the bad habit of throwing items into the closets during remodeling projects. And instead of getting rid of the items while remodeling, I would just throw the items into the closets with the game plan of addressing them at a later date.

So last week I decided to tackle my closets. As I removed items I no longer used or wanted and put them into the donation boxes, I started criticizing myself for wasting my most valuable resource (time). Why didn’t I simply donate these items during the remodeling projects? I started to go down the judgmental path of calling myself lazy and for letting this situation get so out of control. When I caught myself in the self-criticism and judgement story, I stopped and asked myself…Is that true? Am I really lazy? Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m not lazy. So I started to ask myself …

What core belief am I carrying around? What is holding me back?

I started to think about my father and his love for holding onto everything. Even if something was worn out or broken, he would still hold onto it (and the farm barns reflected it – as it took my mother 1 year to clean up everything after his death). My mind then shifted and I started thinking about my last employer (agriculture) and how, with every line rebalancing/restructuring/remodeling, the plant would send racks, equipment, and various other items to the “Bone Yard”. Basically the company closet, where items are hidden away from plain sight so that the visitors would not see them. And every plant did this and when you asked them why, the response was always the same…

You never know – money might be tight in the future and I might need these items to be resourceful

For the 7 years, while I worked at that company, I can honestly say that we were maybe able to reuse < 5% of the items. So even businesses had the same thought process as my father. So I asked myself the question…

Where did this belief come?

I could say it came from my father, but my father never worked at this agriculture company. So the belief was bigger then just a family quirk. I always remember my father talking about the Great Depression and how they grew their own food and how they had to hold onto every item out of…

Fear of never knowing if there would be enough.

So this is the real story of why I had closets full of stuff (and businesses have Bone Yards). I had a subconscious belief sitting in my closet. I didn’t even know I had this subconscious belief until 1 cat and 4 kittens showed it to me. The beauty of uncovering a subconscious belief is…
Once you see an unconscious belief, you can not un-see it!

So what did I do? I acknowledged the Great Depression story and how it became a part of my own belief system and how it served me in the past. As a result of that old cultural story, I was raised to be very resourceful and a great saver. However this belief had run its course and was no longer serving me. Saving stuff I was never going to use again was taking up valuable closet space. Plus holding onto this old belief was preventing me from investing my money more wisely (via feedback from my financial advisor). And most importantly, this old belief was preventing me from taking the next step forward in my own success by keeping my talents and gifts hidden (in the closet) so I would be safe and secure. What a great “surprise” moment to finally recognize that…

My closets were showing me a subconscious belief that was holding me back.

I could of criticized and judged myself for wasting years holding onto this old belief, but instead…

I simply let the old belief and myself off of the hook.

There was no blaming or shaming – or would or/could of/should of thoughts – I just simply let us both off of the hook with no strings attached. Because what is over, is over. Suddenly I felt a 100 pound weight being released from my shoulders. I didn’t realize that I had been dragging around a very heavy rod/reel/and a belief on the end of a hook, until I recognized it, named it, and released it by letting the belief and myself off of the hook.

What are your closets trying to telling you?
Are you ready to let an old belief off of the hook so you can move on and bring your gifts and talents into the world?

Are you ready to…

Uncage Your Wealth Story So That You Can Shine!


Are you ready to turn your dreams into reality?
Are you ready to SHINE?

Schedule a quick 15 minute discussion and we can discuss the next best step for you.


With Love and Gratitude,

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

 

Red Flags, Roadblocks, and Barriers

“When the Universe gives you a firm “NO”, say “Thank You”. The Universe has bigger plans for you!”

~Robin Rosenstiel


For the past few months, I’ve been making lists of in-person and on-line workshops that I would like to offer. However whenever I move forward with implementing my plans….

Uncanny roadblocks and challenges keep arising

For some reason, things aren’t aligning no matter HOW much effort I put in. I keep coming across roadblocks and barriers in the form of time constraints which prevent me from getting where I want to go. When I take a step forward, something happens which causes me to take two steps back. All of my struggling and fighting just doesn’t seem to be paying off.

It’s almost getting comical.

This week I took a step back and I’ve really started to pay attention to the red flags, roadblocks and barriers. Instead of tracking an animal, I’ve been tracking which activities flow forward and which activities stop dead in their tracks. With each activity that is red flagged, roadblocked or barricaded, I ask myself…

Is it just not the right time (my time vs divine time)?

Is it the right path but the wrong direction?

Or is it simply the wrong path?

Historically I would just push forward with my plans determined to make it work. Sometimes the end results were worth the struggles and sometimes I should have stopped the minute the red warning flags appeared. So this time, I’m going to try a new approach. I’m going to breathe deeply and thank the Universe for alerting me and ask to be shown the next steps I need to take because I have no clue. I will be traveling for business this week, so watch my Facebook feed this week and watch what comes up, as it could be rather interesting (or not?!?!?)  So at this point, all I can say is…

I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m sure it will be an adventure!

In the meantime, listen to my newest sound meditation to help you uncover the real reason life is throwing up red flags, roadblocks, and barriers.


Are you looking to go deeper and discover your gifts?
Are you ready to bring your gifts out into the world?
To turn your dreams into reality?

Schedule a quick 15 minute discussion and we can discuss next steps.


With Love and Gratitude,

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