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With the world a little in the cray-sauce right now, it’s important to tune into the benefits that times like these can also bestow upon us.

Sure, it’s easy to spend hours freaking out about all the millions of ways this whole thing could go – dystopia or utopia (I mean, you know I’m voting for/meditating on/praying/chanting for utopia!), OR you could also use this time to get more clear about how you can upgrade your life.

First stop…physical health.

Maybe it’s time to give a plant-based diet a try? You know you want too…besides it pairs really well with growing your own food (something we can all start leaning into).

But, since every body is different, you may also want to check in to make sure a vegan way of eating is right for you.

I was super stoked to learn about HealthLabs new tests that can help you decide if going vegan is the right thing for you – and to make sure you have all the right nutrients for eating this way too.

You can also test to see if you have any allergies to meat and dairy to support you on your vegan journey.

Pretty cool, right?!

Check out the Vegan testing option here – including a basic, advanced and comprehensive test to answer the question: “Should I be vegan?!”

You can also check out the meat allergen testing option too to see if meat is actually messing with your health.

Recieve 25% off all vegan tests through HealthLabs.com by calling in and using the code: RISINGUP25

I’ll be doing a few posts for you with health tips and support for your journey during these times that are inviting us to uplevel every area of our lives.

In Love, XoK

P.S. Be sure to check out my recipe blogsite: https://metaphysicalmenu.com/ for more support in eating consciously too. Xo

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I scribbled furiously in my journal, my head down with focus, my writing barely legible.
It was New Year’s Day 2003 and I was making my dreams come true, god damnit.

Sad side note: they didn’t come to fruition that year.

Then there was the year, after a horrible New Year’s Eve date (not even a good kiss, if you can believe that nonsense) that I dropped to my knees in my tiny studio apartment in NW Portland and asked The Universe to just send me the love of my life already.

Sad side note: he didn’t show up that year either.

Finally in 2007, I got sick, like tumor-on-my-ovary sick and woke up.

Manifesting the life of my dreams wasn’t going to happen alone, by myself, wishing or desperately crying out my desires to some random Universe.

I was going to have to come up with something far better than that and fast.

There’s nothing like a healing crisis to whip a girl into shape.

That was the year I learned about coaching and healers and psychics and prayer healings and all kinds of seemingly whacky things that totally changed my life and saved my health.

I became a coach and then a healer after that.

Because, it worked.

Here’s the thing, as humans we’re flawed af. And we cannot do this life thing alone.

Left to our own devices, we screw up and self-sabotage. We do this because we carry within us unprocessed traumas, hurt and pain that are leaking out all over the place.

This is the reason the self-development field has blown up in such a dramatic way in the past decade (predicted to be a $13.2 billion industry by 2022).

We know we can’t do life alone, and we know we need support – whether it be by a therapist, coach, mentor, healer or a spiritual guide.

We know, intuitively, that it only takes one person to believe in us to experience the next level in our life – whether that’s buying our dream home, getting married, starting a new business, divorcing a partner and getting to truly know ourselves, writing a book, having a baby, healing our body of a physical/mental illness or creating a whole new industry/product/creative endeavor.

In the world now, there are many gifted mentors, healers, coaches, therapists and spiritual guides and it can be tough to know how to choose “the one” who can walk alongside you as you bring your desires into reality.

So, I put together my top three tips to help you choose the perfect-for-you support to make your new year’s dreams come true (because no one should be left stranded on their carpet crying out to the Universe):

Read the full article on Thrive Global, Sivana Spirit & Medium.

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How to Close Out 2019 Like a Spiritual Gangster

Perform this ritual to gracefully wrap-up your 2019 and start your 2020 off right.

The end is near.
You’ve heard all the warnings. You’ve seen all the signs.

And now it’s here.

We’re closing out the end of not only an intense AF year but also a ten year cycle of becoming that began in 2010.

We’ve been working – some of us more relentlessly than others over the past decade on our becoming – we’ve been shedding layers, we’ve been letting go of who we thought we were and have only really now begun to chart a new course.

To honor all of this, I’ve got a ritual for you so that you can make the closing of this past decade so bad-ass that you high-five yourself. (And then, tell no one of your adorable goofiness.)

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cozy, sacred space where you won’t be interrupted for 33 minutes minimum.
  • A journal, one candle, a timer and some white sage or palo santo.
  • Some water or herbal tea, and a box of tissues (it has been 10 whole years, a lot has happened!).
  • A comfy place to sit – whether it’s on a meditation pillow, bed or yoga mat. Add pillows and blankets so you can be comfy and rest after if needed.
  • Leave your phone in the other room or put it on airplane mode if you’re using it as your timer.

Now, here’s what you’ll do:

First, say out loud an invocation as you light your candle – call on your Higher Self, guides and angels and any other deities or God/Goddess energy you feel aligned with.

Example of this might be, “Oh, supreme Goddess and Higher Self, please bless me as I step into this ritual to honor 2010-2019. Please allow me to leave behind anything that has held me back and allow me to celebrate all that I’ve experienced. Please bring me clarity so that I may see myself and my life crystal clearly and may this ritual support me in moving powerfully forward into the new decade.”

Now, set your timer for 11 minutes and close your eyes for a silent meditation. Affirm that all you need to remember about this past decade will come back to you.

We use 11 minutes, because 11 is a master number. That means, when we activate 11, we open up to connect more greatly to higher consciousness.

If you feel discomfort as you meditate, breathe into it, it’s okay. Simply focus on any body or mind sensations/distractions and breathe into them, allowing them to release as you exhale.

Next, take out your journal, set your timer for 11 minutes and free-write on the following:

  • What were your best / peak moments of the past 10 years? Where did you rock the holy mother out of your life?
  • Where did you crash and burn?
  • What are you most proud of?
  • What do you want to leave in this ten-year cycle?
  • What do you want to carry forward because you love it so much?

After you’re complete, review and circle the aspects you want to leave in this ten-year cycle. Close your eyes and imagine that you’re gathering these aspects up and placing them into a bubble of golden light.

Then, give that bubble to Source/God/The Great Mother (whatever resonates for you). Ask that it’s all transmuted to Divine Love and released from your life-stream with ease and grace. So be it. And so it is.

Then, review and circle the aspects you’re most proud of yourself for. How will you celebrate?

Write out some ideas for how you can reward yourself for your growth over this decade. Think spa pedicure, a healthy dinner out with someone you adore, two hours of uninterrupted time in nature – or whatever feels grounding and nourishing to you.

Next, pay special attention to your answers to the final question – what are you carrying into 2020, which heralds the start of a new decade, and a new opportunity to put who you truly are into expanded action.

Put that list up somewhere you will see it often – your bathroom mirror, fridge or on your desk.

You did it!

A simple, yet highly-effective ritual to close out 2019 and the decade it’s been carrying with it.

Sage yourself from head to toe, and front and back to clear yourself of what you’ve released. Open a window to allow the space you were in to clear as well.

And then, go celebrate like the spiritual gangster you are, because this next decade hasn’t seen anything yet – you’re just getting started.

This article was featured on Sivana East, Thrive Global and Medium.

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I was born into a nightmare.

A nightmare that was filled with a tremendous amount of abusive craziness, a repressive and abusive religion (thanks, Jehovah’s Witnesses, or JWs, as I call them), poverty, addiction, and a complete lack of emotional fitness and intelligence by any of my caregivers or people around me.

When I could consciously begin to make my own decisions, around age seven or eight (as is the case for all humans when we shift out of theta state and into our conscious mind), I carried the nightmare forward—it was all I knew.

Read more on Elephant Journal.

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One of the majestic mountain ranges we work with in B.C.

Living a life committed to Love and to Spirit means life is always an adventure!

You never know exactly where you’ll be expanded into and where you’ll end up.

Being an Advanced Soul (otherwise known as an old af Soul here on Earth for a Love mission), requires having flexibility to the new pathways that open up for you.

You will eternally be expanded into greater Love, greater Peace, greater Prosperity – and ultimately greater Freedom – to be the Sacred, Higher Self you truly are, all while in a physical body.

Me and my husband on the Ferry across the Columbia River into interior B.C.

For my husband and I, this means engaging in Love Tours throughout our Love Territories in the Pacific Northwest, West Coast of the United States and British Columbia.

Our Love Tours began last year when we were guided to go on several epically long road trips, performing rituals, leaving crystals and doing prayer and meditation work to bless the land, waters and living beings we passed by.

Our Love Tours went even more next level when we were given specific guidance by our Higher Wisdom to work with the High Planes of British Columbia to support more Love and Peace being broadcast onto the earth.

Incredibly, we were guided to secure a third home, this time in the High Planes of British Columbia, so that we could be here more regularly to do this important work.

We are guided to the exact timeframes to be here throughout the year so as to carry out this deeply healing work with the earth, again to support all lands, waters and living beings throughout the earth plane.

We are currently on a 3-week tour and are Loving the deepening that we feel happening with the land, with ourselves and with the earth.

We frequently see bald eagle’s above us and take this as a confirmation of our continually going “higher” into who we really are, our Sacred Selves, at this critical time in consciousness by doing this work.

Being an awake and Advanced Soul requires us to listen to the guidance deep within and from the Highest Light.

It requires us to say “yes” to the nudges and signs, even when they don’t make sense. It allows us to live in a truly Love-filled & miraculous way.

We also want to give a big THANK YOU to all those ones who support this Love Tour work through monthly donations.

Every bit helps and is hugely supportive of our commitment to live this Spirit-and-Love-led life.

If you’re called to add Rising UP for Love and our Love Tours to your monthly donations of what you would like to see more of in the world (namely, Love & Spirit!), please donate here.

Simply check the box that says “make this a monthly donation” to do so with ease.

We also call on blessings of the Highest Light for all those who support our work in this way.

Thank you for receiving our Spring Love Tour share, and we look forward to sharing with you when our Summer Tour begins as well!

In Divine Love & Sacred Awakening,

XoHeather Kristian & Team


Practicing my selfie skills on the Ferry for our Spring Love Tour. We bless the Columbia River and more! Xo

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I have exciting news! I have a new monthly column in Spirit Guides Magazine on Love, Sex & Sacred Union! You can even submit your Q’s to be featured in an upcoming article.

In the meantime, check out the A’s to these initial Q’s on Spirit Guides Magazine!


Whatever relationship that you call in can only be as vital and healthy as the relationship you have with yourself.



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This article was #1 on the Grassroots page on Elephant Journal!

“The most spiritual act is to be happy.”

Or so said the psychic that I had purchased a reading from one gloomy winter day. I sipped my tea and diligently took notes.

Being happy was a spiritual act and not some frivolous pursuit?!

No, it couldn’t be!

I thought being spiritual was about walking around all “zenned” out. And Namaste-ing everyone you meet, especially on your way to yoga.

(I’m joking.)

Even so, I had to investigate.

Read more on Elephant Journal.

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You’re an Advanced Soul.

You couldn’t be here reading these words if that wasn’t the case.

Don’t you just Love reminder that the power of the Universe will always connect you and bring you what you need?!

So…let’s talk more about this – what is an Advanced Soul?

An Advanced Soul is a Soul who has lived many, many, sometimes 10’s of thousands of lifetimes on this Earth plane.

You’ve been, during this time, supporting the evolution and ascension of the human animal into human Spirit through these incarnations and through living a life.

You’ve been, in each lifetime, working to clear your Earth body so that you may allow the full integration, the full embodiment of your Higher Self into your human body.

In doing so, you support the healing of the collective Soul.

That’s right, by becoming more of your authentic, Sacred Self, by healing the pains and attachments from many previous lifetimes before – you support the ascension and healing of all beings.

Pretty rad, right?

And as an Advanced Soul, the commonly accepted “norms” of this world will not sit quite right with you.

Money, business, relationship, health/healing, food, material items, lifestyle, beauty, etc – the traditional forms won’t mesh for you over the long-term.

You’ll consistently be called to awaken more fully to what’s truly true and from that enLightenment you will be called to create the new – new ways of working with money/currency, with business/work, with relationships and health and healing, and more in your life.

You’ll consistently be called to uplevel into the next newest expression that is available to you.

And if you heed that call, you’ll go deeper and deeper into your emotional and spiritual work which allows for this embodiment as your Higher Self. 

You’ll consistently feel the call to Love, to be at peace and to be a force for only the Highest Good on this plane.

You’ll be called to Divine service.

But not because “they” need healing, but because you follow the call of your true Self, your Spirit – and when you do that you heal yourself so deeply and thus heal the collective.

Your deepest desires literally contain the initiations and next steps for healing your own Soul, and thus the collective.

This path of Advanced Soul-ness is not understood by all beings, nor does it need to be.

No one needs to “know” this about you, but of course everyone will whether they can speak the words or not.

What matters most is that you know this and you – instead of fighting your path, your pain, your hiccups in life, your areas of challenge – you embrace them as opportunities for enLightenment, for deeper Love and Loving.

And so, you must know by now that my “work”, that Rising UP for Love is 111% about Spiritual healing and awakening for Advanced Souls through the principles of Love.

In this Spirit, we have been guided to create Love U(niversity), an online portal to support Advanced Souls in their awakening and healing journey.

Various courses will be available throughout the year, and we’ll let you know when they are so you can take advantage or share with other Advanced Souls (and get special bonuses along the way!).

For now, check out our Love U homepage here, and listen to my audio recording for more Advanced Soul Love inspiration.

I’m thrilled at the continued ways that Spirit expands us and I’m looking forward to all of the ways I can support you on your spiritual journey!

XoHeather Kristian


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Happy Valentine’s Day Loves!

We’ve been spreading the LOVE all week long for Valentine’s Week (subscribe to our Love email newsletter and we’ll get you a Love Meditation and our V-day Resource guide), and we have a new treat for you!

On Galentine’s Day (i.e., the unofficial holy-day for ladies celebrating ladies!), we recorded a new, epic podcast episode with the ladies over at Spirit Guides Radio and it was seriously my fave podcast interview to date!

We went deep and kept it real by covering a V-Day feast of topics such as – sex, sacred union, partnership, the masculine and feminine and this time in consciousness when we must rise UP for Love.

So click on over to this link, and bring a pen and paper because this episode is full of lessons that you’re going to want to remember – as the Spirit Guides Magazine ladies put it – “these golden nuggets of wisdom”. And when you’re done, report back; we would love to hear from you and how you were impacted by this sacred, leading-edge episode!

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