Chris Grosso promotes his book—Indie Spiritualist—as a “no bullshit exploration of spirituality,” and his honesty is hard core, which, frankly, I love.
Like Megan (my co-host) and I, Chris has been down the rabbit hole and experienced the darkness. And then, by the Grace of All That Is, he found his way into the Light.
“Then there‘s the fear of facing ourselves for who we truly are: the good, the bad, and the really, really ugly…and that too is an awful f**king fear. But until we‘re willing to take a good hard look at both of the selves we believe to be—the person we present to the world and the person we hide at all costs, who‘s rooted in fear—well, we‘ll stay stuck exactly where we are. You were born to be real, not to be perfect.“ From Chapter 8, Indie Spiritualist
We talked about some of those “aha” moments that reawakened our Higher Self. That “aha” conversation reminded me of a song by Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens ), The Wind.
To me, this songs sums up my experience with Awakening. I did swim upon the devils lake. In fact, there was a time when I thought that was my only choice. Divine inspiration or intervention weren’t for people like me. I had goals and dreams and ideas, but I never seemed to quite get it right. I always seemed to make that one bad decision, trust that one wrong person…
It’s not like I was born with those feelings. My mom always talked about how all of us (my sister and brothers) came out with our personalities in tact. She said that I was always happy, optimistic and excitedly looked at everything like a new adventure. But when my teens hit, I got hit by a storm of negativity that took hold of me. The brutal experiences of my teens left me with the feeling that I was all alone and that life was meant to be endured. Sigh. It was a dark and lonely time for me.
And then came my shift in perspective. An understanding that if I really had been alone, I would have most likely been killed by those negative forces. I retraced those dark times, as I plunged into my spiritual quest, and saw where I was guided, loved and held in Divine Light. Thus was and is my journey of seeing, of hearing and of Knowing. It is, as Chris Grosso so beautifully put it, “the spirit continuing to awaken.”
Listen to my conversation with Chris, which ranged from Entourage, taking psychedelic mushrooms to A Course in Miracles and those “aha!“ moments. Hope you‘ll find it as energetic and fun as I did!
Written by Kristin Ace, a professional actress, storyteller, writer and healer. Her desire is to put all her gifts to use in raising the vibration of the Earth. With GVK (Good Vibrations with Kristin, produced by The Green Diva Studio), she hosts a fun and inspiring podcast series featuring enlightening conversations. Kristin shares spiritual insights with her guests and audience with humor and grace.