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Mathieu Bitton Mathieu Bitton Designer. Art Director. Passionate Creator.

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Jorge Perez Jorge Perez Agent. Producer. Photography Enthusiast.

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Kimberly Cain Kimberly Cain performer. author. spiritual guide.

Kimberly Cain is an intuitive spiritual guide, author, producer, and performer who's passionate about inspiring others to discover their own authentic voice. [www.KimberlyCain.com]

For me, transformation is an adventure. It’s always been important to me to go within and ask myself, “Why am I engaging in this behavior? What does it mean?” and then use what I learn to transform myself. This process is a kind partnership with myself. I love myself. Even with all my flaws and weaknesses, this is the only me I have. I came here with a purpose and if I spend my life trying to make myself different from who I am, I’m going to waste a lot of time and not enjoy my life and what I’m really here for.

If I get off track, one of the things I do is what I call spiritual alignment. I give myself a little adjustment. Because I’m used to being in tune with myself, I can feel when there are slight disturbances, like in Star Wars, when there’s a disturbance in the Force. By noticing these little shifts I can make small adjustments to get back into alignment. In doing that, I stay on track, rather than getting way off and so needing to make major, sweeping life changes.

The way I do a spiritual alignment is by getting very quiet, clearing my mind, and going into a meditative state. For me, that might mean sitting in meditation, going for a walk, or dancing to my favorite music. I clear my mind of worries and come back to my center. I see my center as being in my gut area, where the third chakra is, where my instincts are concentrated. I picture vertical and horizontal lights extending from that center, like a cross with its center point in both the physical and the spiritual. I ask that place, that point, to bring me back to my center of energy. I say, “Okay, I’ll step back into this place and just be who I am.” Then problems or people who were getting under my skin fall away. I come back to a place of joy and realize that there’s really nothing wrong, ever.

When I do a spiritual alignment and tune in, I notice subtle clues, about me and about others. And if I don’t listen to them, then I’ll get another signal and another and another, until finally I say, “OK, OK, I hear you.”

One of my simple prayers is to ask God to allow me to be a channel for God’s energy simply to pass through me to others.

– Kimberly Cain

 

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