Open the Heart to Your Authentic Self

Live from the heart and experience real joy.

What exactly does that mean? And, am I living from my heart?

I received this guidance two days in row– “live authentically in order to live from your heart. In this place, you will find real joy.”

The heart guides you to your soul calling-the purpose you were born to do.  When you have a closed heart, caused by past pain and trauma, the heart becomes guarded and closed up.

We put on false masks to please others, to fit in and to be accepted. Driven by the need for security, we cling to our groups and our tribes, following the dominant belief system that is ingrained as truth.

Stepping away from these group truths is viewed as dangerous so when you have a calling to another path, you are quickly instilled with a sense of fear. Statements such as, “That won’t bring you money” or “There are lots of people doing that” give  messages of “you aren’t enough to do the things you want”.  <Yikes…better stay with the group consciousness!!>

These messages are meant as a form of protection-a way to shield you from the big bad world. Because only the tribe accepts you as you are, and its in the way they think is best for the tribe as a whole.

We have been pained because our own tribe doesn’t think highly enough of us to do what we truly want. We put on the mask. We go into hiding. Living a mundane life and closing off the energy of our hearts.

Taking off the mask is hard. We are put in a vulnerable place. Questioning if we will be loved and accepted for who we truly are. This is a scary process.

But, it is worth the risk because true happiness is found in living from your authentic self.

For me, the journey of uncovering my purpose, and living my authentic self,  has been filled with tears and struggles. But, it has also contained the best freakin moments of my life and I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.

As I examined the above statement, I see I am, at times, still wearing the mask. Still in the process of finding the courage to fully step into my purpose.

I see the statement as a guiding light to find ways to love myself more, to give myself what I need to be strong and to follow the calling of my heart.

This journey unfolds in steps, dictated by when the Universe deems you ready.  Lessons will be given in forms of experiences for you to learn and grow. You have to be strong, courageous and fearlessly fearful to go on this journey.  You will feel alone, isolated and may  cry a lot. Some might get angry or frustrated.  As my mentor Patty Jackson often says, “This is normal human stuff.”

And, I add-“Its all going to be ok. Life is working for you.”

Open your heart, go on the journey, find what brings you joy.

My love and light xoxo



What’s Up? Well….Let Me Tell You!!


Hello all!  I looked at my blog posts today and was astonished by the fact that I haven’t posted a single writing since, gulp, July!

So, here I am, checking in today to write a quick update on what I have been up to.

Up North- Sharing Tools of Empowerment with My Hometown Tribe.

I live in Madison WI but just about all of my family live 3 hours  north in the great town of Peshtigo.  I have wanted to bring the things that I have learned on my journeys to my hometown for a few years now.  I want to bring enlightenment, uplifting, healing and a different way of looking at the world.   I am intending that a shift occurs so that future generations have tools to be strong, empowered and have the courage to bring change.  Lastly, I want to spark more culture, intellect, and curiosity in the minds of people.

I have been looking for a place to teach so, one day,  I reached out to my good friend Wendy who owns an awesome heart centered yoga studio to see if I could teach one weekend a month.  And?  I am!  Ya!!

Here is the link to to The Yoga Loft website. Come see me!  I have  space to see Reiki clients too. If you have any issues in your health-emotionally or physically, these sessions can help.  See more under my services tab to see what it could do for you.

I have lots to share in 2018 so stay tuned for the schedule of classes to come out shortly.  I do a 2 hour workshop on Saturdays covering various subjects but I mainly focus on energy work and meditation.  I promise these things will shift your life into an empowered state of being.  Then, Sunday morning is yoga, meditation and community. If you are longing for a place of connection, this is it-come join our circle.

Kelly Garrigan Coaching

I found space to see Reiki clients, do in-person coaching and private yoga sessions!!

Yes, thats right, starting November 1st, I will be sharing a space with my good friend April at Sacred Studios, located on Winnebago St,in Madison.  Its such a heart centered space-I am already in love with it and know all my clients will love it too!

I will be seeing clients Wednesday evenings, Thursday mornings and Saturdays.  I will be updating my website to book appointments soon.

As a side note, I am seeing my Reiki sessions evolving into also including yoga.  The asanas of yoga can help to create space in our bodies for energy to move-which is so crucial for healing. I am excited about exploring this new path that has been set before me.

Oh, and……I am having a business logo designed!  Yes, this business is for real!

Empowerment Braclets

I have a new batch of Empowerment Bracelets!

These beauties are centered around the Chakras.  I am infusing each with Reiki love so each one holds a special gift from my heart to yours.  These are $25 each.  I will ship for an additional $3.

Contact me at to purchase


Retreat Planning

My long term vision is to have a total of 4 retreats per year. Three in Wisconsin and one in Hawaii.

I am partnering with my friend Wendy in planning a Spring 2018 retreat! Watch for details and get ready to get some much needed away time to reset your mind, body and spirit.

Toolbox of the Spiritual Warrior

I found a platform to write online courses and will be putting together teachings for those who are on the path of the Spiritual Warrior.

What is this path?  If you are looking to discover your authentic self and finding your soul purpose, then you are on this path.

I am putting together tools that I have used on my own journey that have helped me stand strong, be courageous and have the resiliency needed as I ventured on unfamiliar paths.

Currently, I am working on a meditation course. I want my teachings to be light hearted (lets not take ourselves too seriously folks-come on this is suppose to be fun!) but full of wisdom.  Can’t wait to roll this out in 2018.

Invitation to Be an Insider

Are you on the path of the Spiritual Warrior?

Wanna be on the inside of all the great things  coming from me?

Wanna see who will be partnering with me so that together our lights can shine bigger and brighter out in this world?

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Thank you for reading and as always sending….

My Light, Love, Smiles and Wishes for Happiness 🙂

Affirmations in Meditation

Affirmations are a powerful tool to use both throughout the day as well as in meditation.

I have been using the Insight Timer App to do my daily meditation and stumbled upon a meditation that uses 33 affirmations to receive abundance, health and love.

Below, I have listed some of the ones that resonated strongly with me.  What I have done in the past is record these affirmations on the voice memo app on my phone then played them back during my meditation practice.  If you don’t like your voice, let me know, I can record them and send them to you 🙂

Saying the affirmations out loud brings even more power to them. The vibration of your voice on the words brings energy to the affirmation. Try it both ways and see how it feels!!

  • I have decided to manifest prosperity in my life.
  • I am living the life I have always desired.
  • I am unlimited. I have ore than enough time, money and energy.
  • I ask for what I want, knowing its always given.
  • I am a receiver. Receiving expands the highest vibration that I am and brings me joy, happiness and prosperity.
  • I have decided its important to feel good.
  • I continually look for thoughts and experiences that make me feel the best I can be.
  • Today, I can do absolutely anything.
  • I listen to my intuition and receive Divine guidance clearly.
  • I take inspired actions that lead me in the best direction always.
  • Joy is the highest vibration and I choose to do things that bring me joy.
  • I only accept the best in all my relationships.
  • I easily let go of experiences and feelings that don’t serve me.
  • It is fun and easy to receive multiple sources of income.
  • I freely enjoy managing large amounts of money.
  • I live in a prosperous world, money flows in easily and effortlessly.
  • I envision success and plan for it daily.
  • I am a confident, powerful creator of money, prosperity and love.
  • I am a model for health, prosperity and financial success.
  • I inspire others to manifest their highest desires.
  • My bank account grows daily.
  • I exercise my body and take excellent care of myself.
  • I model others who live my desired lifestyle.
  • Everyday, I expect and receive miracles.
  • I deliberately create my life.
  • I have the power within to receive greatness.
  • My relationships grow healthier and happier every day.
  • I am truly grateful for the money and love I have in my life right now.

I know doing these affirmations will bring a shift in your life.  I am curious to see the miracles they usher in so please share your feedback with me!!

My love and light always xo

Turning 50 Reflections

Tomorrow is my birthday. I will be 50. It is a milestone for me for some reason. Although I am neither  sad nor upset in turning 50, there is a particular nervous energy that is around it.

I feel that the last 50 years of my life has been spent collecting the wisdom needed to live the next part of my life.  The next 50, the last part of my life and, in my gut, I feel, it will be the best part.

So what up? Whats up with all of these emotions?  I must be releasing some shit because I have been crying a lot-letting go, loosening my grip on controlling outcomes.

Beneath these emotions, I can hear my inner voice whispering

-take big leaps, live boldy, get out, find new things.

Are these things scaring me?  Somewhat. Things like this use to energize me but I know these are big steps and big steps take lots of courage.

The Universe knows when you are ready. How? Well, you tell it what you want and then you open your arms to receive it.

I am ready for big leaps and bold living. What does that look like? Well, not sure but bring it and lets see what comes about!!  OMG! Too exciting!

Bring it 50!!

The Start of Campaign 50

On the verge of 50, for some reason, I feel like capturing more of my life. The feelings, experiences, the adventures I am about to go on; all of it.

Over the course of the last 6 months or so, I have been somewhat reclusive with my life. Normally posting all my great shenanigans on Facebook, I have been reluctant in posting.

When I am upset and down, it makes me even more sad seeing someone leading a glorious life. Being the sensitive type, I pulled back. Why keep bragging about this life full of miracles and joy when there are people out there facing some pretty serious difficulties?

Then, last night, I scrolled through my Instagram pics and was like, “hey I really like this.”  I am not capturing these pics for anyone other than me.

Its like capturing all the amazingness in my life so that on the down days, I have something to look back on that will help to lift me up. A place where I showcase all the abundance that exists, not only in my life, but in the world.

So, on the verge of 50 years old, I am starting a new campaign. The campaign of capturing the next year in pics.  I will be posting at least one picture on Instagram daily.

Not sure what this year will hold but it will most likely be filled with tons of laughs, lots of emotions and yes, a few tears (cuz I cry to release emotions…lol)

Follow my crazy, inspiring, loving, joyfilled,adventurous life on Instagram. I would love to share it with you!!  🙂