Shannon Kaiser is considered the Joy Guru and has been labeled a modern thought leader on the rise by CafeTruth. She is the bestselling author of “Find Your Happy, an Inspirational Guide to Loving Life to Its Fullest” and five-time contributing author to the book series Chicken Soup for The Soul.
An international life coach, inspirational speaker, teacher and travel writer, her website www.playwiththeworld.com has been awarded top 100 Self Help Blogs on the internet.
What does being an Everyday Goddess mean to you?
Being an Everyday Goddess means living my authentic truth. Honoring my body’s natural wisdom, and always aligning myself with love and source.
At what age did you awaken to the presence of the Divine Feminine and would you describe it as a sudden awakening or a gentle unfolding?
I was 27 when I hit rock bottom. I was in a career I hated, addicted to bad men, drugs and over working. I remember crying on the bathroom floor saying I need help; it is exhausting to be someone you are not. And at the moment I felt a calm presence flood over me and I felt supported and loved. It was as if the angels were hugging me and my inner voice and me said, Follow your heart. A immediately took action and changed direction in my life to align with my inner hearts true desires. That moment change my life forever, I woke up and was awake to allow the energy around me to support and guide me.
What roles in your life had to transform in order for you to live authentically?
Everything changed when I woke up to my true purpose. I could no longer stay the way I was. I left a corporate career in advertising, I quite all drug addictions cold turkey, the funny thing is because I was aligned with source it became easy and natural to get rid of everything that was unhealthy. I stepped away from all toxin and negative situation and people. And my relationship with self had to change. I started to respect and love myself, which meant I no longer felt comfortable polluting it with toxins.
What have been some of the greatest inner gifts you’ve experienced since stepping into your feminine power?
An awareness to the depth of life and unconditional love
And an unconditional compassion for all people, places and things.
Can you share some of your favorite sacred feminine rituals?
I start each day with a gratitude practice. I wake up and spend 3-5 minutes in full gratitude, hugging my dog and thanking the universe for the things that pop into my head. Another daily practice is my motivational mantras, I repeat inspirational messages and set a daily intention for each day. The mantras become guidance to keep me connected to my true authentic self.
I use these same mantras with my coaching clients and I witness miracles and lasting transformation. It is so amazing to see what can happen when we show up for ourselves.
I also look in the mirror every day and instead of berating myself as I use to I compassionately say, “I love you, you are doing the best you can and that is enough, you are enough.”
Is there a particular Goddess that you are intimately drawn to and why?
Kristine Carlson is one of my dear friends, mentors and clients (because I do graphic design for her). I love being around her because she is the most authentic person I know. She truly practices what she preaches and lives in integrity. She does not sweat the small stuff at all, which is so beautiful to see people shinning in their truth. She is the best example of this. The world needs more love and light and she is one shinning star.
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