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I am amazed how we can intentionally connect through the web. My hope is the podcasts, videos and other offerings on my blog will strengthen the connection between us and support you to have more of what you want.

Sharing chapters from my book, My Heart Has Wings is something I enjoy so much. You can download the podcasts in chapter order, or browse through the titles to find the perfect topic to support you right now. You can also order an autographed copy of my book at www.myhearthaswings.com.

My videos cover a wide range of ideas and thoughts and include recordings of presentations I have given. They are usually no more than 10 minutes and offer you a great way to stay inspired and support your continued learning..

I invite you to stay connected with me on Facebook, too! I am having so much fun with it.

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With love and gratitude,
Kris King

The Courage to be Fully Authentic and Alive

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

courage: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty

authentic: true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character, genuine

alive: having life, marked by much life, animation or activity

-Merriam Webster

One of my favorite quotes by David T. Kyle is “External difficulties and challenges mirror the place of growth and development within a person.” It shines the spotlight directly on accountability and life being our greatest teacher, offering up lessons each moment to see if we are paying attention or not, if we are open to learning or not, and if we have the courage to do something different in order to create a new and hopefully better outcomes…or not.

I think it takes great courage to be fully authentic and alive. To stand in the face of the unknown, being fully present, resourceful and proactive, is to stand in our authentic power. Have you ever worried about what others were thinking about you and stayed quiet? or said what you thought you should say instead of what you were really thinking? or agreed with something you didn’t agree with…to be approved of or to belong? How do you feel when you hold yourself captive to your fears? I used to be so afraid of rejection and isolation. Every time I succumbed to those fears I felt so much self-judgment.

Do you long to know yourself fully and to be vibrantly alive?

There are two keys to being courageous, fully authentic and alive. The first key is accountability…to step into number one position in our lives, realizing that we are the sole or primary factor, to accept responsibility for our thoughts, words, actions and behaviors, realizing that our choices are our own and they chart the course of our lives. There is no one to blame. The ball is in our court.

The second key is differentiation. When we differentiate, we focus on self-knowledge and self-control, developing our own values, ideals, and beliefs rather than automatically accepting the beliefs that we grew up with or those of our culture. We strive to lead a life of integrity, according to our own ideals and despite pressures to conform to the standards of others…be like everybody else. To the extent that we develop and sustain our unique identity, we are truly alive.

Self-awareness is not for the weak of heart…or for wimps…it takes courage, self-discipline and desire.

Are you ready to be courageously and fully authentic and alive? I AM.

With love and gratitude,
Kris

PS My husband Kyle and I are deeply grateful for all the loving cards, letters and donations to the Kyle King True Colors Scholarship Fund. The loss of Kyle has stretched every fiber of my being and your loving kindness helps ease the pain. Thank you for embracing us. We are blessed being cared for by each of

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Is It Time to Create the World You Want to Live In?

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

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Circles of Life

Care more
than others think wise.
Risk more
than others think safe.
Dream more
than others think practical.
Expect more
than others think possible.
-Howard Shultz, Chairman & CEO Starbucks, Pour Your Heart into It

Now is always the best time to create the world you want to live in!

Every moment offers us the opportunity to either reveal our authentic self and who we want to become or to settle for what we think is expected, appropriate, or will keep us safely comfortable. Is it a risk to be authentic, to dream and stand for what we value as most important? Yes! And it is an even bigger risk not to because what we lose is our “self.” We can create the world we want to live in, first within ourselves and then in our communications and interactions with others, when we know how. I firmly believe that people do what they know until they know better!

When I walk to the front of the room in the very first moments of the Personal Effectiveness Seminar, even before introducing myself, I ask the participants this question: “What kind of world do you want to live in? Not the material world of possessions and things. I mean, how do you want to feel moment to moment, and how would you ideally describe the quality of your relationships, personally and globally, if you could have them any way you want them?”

For a moment, I see a blank stare, which I interpret as, what the heck is she talking about? And
then eagerly they begin to respond (I record their words on the board), the words pouring forth with candor and fervor. “The world I want to live in is safe, free, accountable, practices integrity, compassionate, full of laughter, generous, adventurous, a healthy community, respectful, loving, orderly, inspired, creative, powerful, connected, diverse, passionate, synergistic, kind, creative, thoughtful, peaceful, truthful, accepting, integrated, holistic, spiritual, abundant, wise, expansive, effective communication, unique, grateful, helpful, risk taking, responsive, and happy!” When the words stop and the board is full, I say, “I’m Kris King, and I’m here to assist you to create the world you just described. On Sunday we’ll come back to this list and see if we’ve done it.” Participants look both hopeful and skeptical.

Then for four days we delve into exploring consciousness and how it works. Together we learn new ways of thinking and seeing ourselves and the world that assist each person present to see themselves as the predominant creator in their lives, the actor on their own stage, not the acted upon. I have been doing this work since 1982, and I can honestly say I get to be present at the most miraculous moment in many people’s lives, the moment they realize their own magnificence and that their lives are theirs to design. We practice many time-honored customs of being a healthy human being: telling the whole truth respectfully, accountability, forgiveness. The list goes on and on. As the courage of each person is expressed and acknowledged, the group begins creating the world they want to live in!

Sunday afternoon, when I go back to the list, going over each descriptive word, both amazement and delight are clearly written on each face. When I ask, “Did we do it?” There is a resounding, “Yes!” and very often applause. Heartened by their awareness of our success individually and as a group, by their heightened sense of self-esteem and confidence in their new skills, each person makes their own personal commitment about going back into their lives and creating the world they want to live in now!

I believe the work of awakening to ownership, authenticity, compassion, aliveness, and service is what people are thirsty for and the lack of these qualities is what our culture is reeling from. Recently a rather humorous and far-reaching vision popped into my mind. I saw a world where Wings work, instead of being the exception, is the operating standard, as accepted, appreciated, and used as (get this!) toilet paper! You wouldn’t think of operating in your daily life without it!

Imagine the impact that would have on the world. Well, in my vision, Wings is an exceptional brand with the very highest rate of customer satisfaction and use!

Are you ready? Changing the world one heart at a time is magic.

Reflections:

1. Give yourself a few moments to envision the world you want to live in, how you want to feel moment to moment, and the qualities of your relationships, best-case scenario. Write it all down, no editing; just let it flow.

2. When you are done, take a moment to really see and feel the impact of these descriptive words, your choices. Describe the impact.

3. Is it time to have what you want? Are you ready to step more fully into your life? What will you do today to create the world you want to live in now?

With love and gratitude,
Kris King

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Join me on my last trip to Bhutan September 3-21, 2015

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

I invite you to experience the adventure of a lifetime…Bhutan 2015…the kind of journey destined to transform how you view the world and what is possible. Come with me to the magical country of Bhutan and then to Koh Samui, Thailand for a quiet time of integration and relaxation before coming home. 

Bhutan has something for everyone…a beautiful environment, amazing vistas, engaging people and a culture rich with history, art, spirituality, meaning and happiness. Koh Samui is a tropical paradise perfect for renewal, relaxation and perhaps a bit of shopping. 

If the idea of Bhutan has your heart tingling, make this the year you say YES! This is my final year of taking people to Bhutan.

Visit the WINGS Seminars website for cost, travel information, and comments from past travelers about their experience. And then, email or call me at 800.697.0040 x106 to register or for more information. 

This trip will stay in your heart forever and change how you see the world. Please read the following note below from Kris Keil about her experience in 2012. 

With love and gratitude,
Kris King

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Circles of Life

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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Circles of Life

What lies before us
and what lies behind us
are small matters
compared to what lies within us.
And when we bring what is within
out into the world,
miracles happen.
-Henry David Thoreau

In the book Black Elk Speaks, Black Elk, a Wichasha Wakan (medicine man or holy man) of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) said, “The power of the world always works in circles, and everything tries to be round. The sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls; birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours. The sun and moon, both round, come forth and go down again in a circle. Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a person is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.”

“The life of a person is a circle,” a precious circle of vibrant life energy filled with contrast and paradoxes—seeking and finding, winning and losing, heart-throbbing and heartbreaking, inspired and depressing, sensuous and spartan, clear and confusing—forming relationships that run the gamut from politically correct to deeply authentic and using our creative energy in ways that can deplete us or raise us to the stars. All of this and more is part of the journey we travel when we enter the circle of life.

To fulfill our own unique cycle, we face all the possibilities in the circle. How we face them determines what we learn, how our character develops, and how our wisdom unfolds. How we face them also determines how much time we spend in joy and sadness.

Have you ever seen those play areas at pizza places that are filled with balls? Kids jump, stomp, slide, roll, laugh, and basically have a good time in them. Most often when they bump into each other, they just laugh…and sometimes they cry. When I see my life as a circle, that’s what I see: vibrantly colored resilient balls (people) bouncing around in a vast container, the possible combinations and interactions between balls infinite. And yet there are certain people we interact with more often and eagerly because we are attracted to them.

One such life that has been and is so meaningful to me is my dear friend and playmate, Mark McInteer. Instant comfort and ease, shared visions and commitments, mutual admiration and respect, belly laughs and tenderness have been hallmarks of our friendship. Basically, I’ve said to myself a thousand times with joy and gratitude, “What a guy!” We’ve bounced around the seminar room together and traipsed around the Northwest assisting people to open their hearts and minds to their own possibilities and life’s magic.

Mark is a giver, known and respected by his community for his unwavering commitment to people learning what serves them best to lead healthy, meaningful lives. Tireless, passionate, courageous, and real.

And now my dear friend is living with terminal cancer, living each moment with honor, grit, love, and authenticity. Mark, your life has touched mine so deeply, and I am just one among many for whom this is true. When I visited you the other day and saw you in a wheelchair, my heart broke. However, you were so excited about your trip to Disney Land with your beautiful two-year-old daughter, Abigail, that I let go of my sadness and joined you in your happiness to give her such a wonderful gift and memory of her remarkable dad.

This one instance poignantly revealed to me again your true and indomitable character, wanting to give as much as you can give until the very last moment.

Your family, friends, and community hold you now in the circle of their arms and hearts tenderly, thankful that the circles of our lives have been blessed by your life, that your life has come full circle.
Thank you, dear friend, for sharing the miracle of life with me.


(Mark died shortly after this appeared in our newsletter and after returning from his trip to Disney Land with his family.)

Reflections:

1. Bring to mind someone you were naturally attracted to because of their true nature, and who touched your life in a positive way. Describe them and what you were attracted to.

2. What did you learn about yourself from this person?

3. Have you let this person know how important they are to you? If no, is now the time to acknowledge their contribution to your life?

With love and gratitude,
Kris King

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Pay It Forward

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

This article appeared in the Source Newsletter for November 2014

ux964-4b5cdd83-cdf8-49dc-8a01-1ff082713f87-v2I feel so blessed to be surrounded by remarkable people every day in every way. I love being a part of magical transformations in people’s lives. The smiles I see on Sunday of the PES fill my heart with gratitude and hope. I saw 55 of those smiles November the 9th…yahoo.

Thank all of you for advocating and making those smiles and life-long transformations possible.

One of the remarkable people in my life is Jill Rowe, a life-long learner and friend. Rather than me talking about her, I am going to have her speak directly with you. She has a great idea about how to support more magical transformations and keep the momentum going at Wings…

A note from Wing’s grad Jill Rowe about the Pay it Forward campaign…

“A couple of months ago I had a realization of just how big my process has been through WINGS. I was sitting in the sun and reflecting on how Jillgrateful I am to the people who supported me. My sister who left me cards with surprise lunch money, my husband who supplemented my gas for the many trips I took, and words of encouragement from my co-workers.

ux964-2f9bc2bf-74bd-4f34-b582-9f512a2b3969-v2In this moment of gratitude I realized that I wanted to give back. I thought, “What if each WINGS graduate donated one dollar?” I have been in many seminars where people have worked so hard to be there only to worry about the little things like food, snacks, or gas money to get home. I know of at least one participant who slept in their vehicle during seminar. Then I thought, “What would be the impact on their process if they did not have those worries?”

So, let’s find out! My vision is to create a Pay It Forward fund where the monies raised will go into the scholarship fund. My vision is to have each Wings graduate donate one dollar or more and to do it within 30 days.

Please join me in being a catalyst of love and empowerment. Use the button below to “pay it forward!”

Say YES!”

Jill Rowe

Pay it Forward

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Isn’t a great idea??? Gandhi said, “I must be the change I wish to see in the world.” Let’s be that change together.

With love and gratitude,
Kris King

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