Are You a Modern Hippie?

October 31st, 2015

Are You a Modern Hippie

 

5 Signs that You are a Flower Child

Whatever happened to the glory days of the sixties when love was free and hippies sat on grassy fields all across America pondering the nature of life?

Are hippies back? I don’t know about you, but I’m spotting more people wearing tie dye these days. I’m also seeing lots of peace signs and an increasing amount of tolerance for the differences among us.

It would seem that after a break from this free-spirited era, hippies are back! Are you a modern hippie? Here are five signs that you are today’s version of a flower child.

1. You’re organic.

You may not go so far as to allow your body hair to take on a life of its own, but if you are a woman, your style is more minimalist than glamorous. And men? Well, you hippie fellas tend to lean more toward rugged than metro sexual.

You like your food organic too. No thank you on the pesticides and GMO’s. Not that eating this way is always affordable, but preferable for sure.

2. You care about the earth and its inhabitants.

Original hippies were activists and so are modern hippies. You see the earth as a living being that needs to be protected and unharmed. Therefore you recycle, try not to be an over-consumer and use your purchasing power to support companies that operate consciously and sustainably.

While modern hippies are not haters, you have a sincere disdain for factory farming. You may be flexitarian, vegetarian, vegan, or moving in that direction. If and when you do eat meat, you view it as a delicacy and are aware of how it is raised.

3. You love live music.

If you didn’t get to attend Woodstock, don’t worry… Music festivals are back. Modern hippies can’t get enough of bands that sing songs about unity and “one love.” And there are new peace loving bands cropping up every day.

In fact, the Grateful Dead reunion in Chicago last summer (2015) sold out all three shows, and from what I hear, the energy of love was so strong at Soldier Field that all who attended left high whether they were smoking or not!

4. You see other modern hippies wherever you go.

Let’s face it; hippies have a certain vibe that you can feel. You know it when you’re in the presence of another hippie and you can’t help but smile, nod or say hello.

The modern hippie vibe has a similar vibe to the original hippies – relaxed, accepting and peaceful. Sure, stress happens, but it’s not your predominant emotion. You free spirits prefer to go with the flow instead of swim upstream. All in all, you folks are nice to be around.

5. Peace Prevails.

The modern hippie hasn’t abandoned the desire for more peace and love in the world, but it’s pursued in a slightly different way. The modern hippie is supremely focused on cultivating inner peace. This is because you know that these things are contagious, and if you’re peaceful inside, then the person sitting next to you gets to benefit from the calm spirit that you emanate.

The hippie spirit is alive and well with the original hippies still leading the way for all of us who will never stop trying to make our planet more peaceful, loving and green.

My new book, Modern Hippie: An Intuitive Journey Toward a Free-Spirited Life explores what it means to be a true free spirit, untangled from everything and everybody, yet more peaceful and loving than ever!

 

 

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Energy Tip 12/30

October 3rd, 2015

Have you fully received all the blessings in your life? There is so much more waiting for you, but until you appreciate and absorb what you already have, there won’t be space for what’s to come.

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Modern Hippie Book Signing was Amazing!

September 27th, 2015

 

 

Anna and Ann and Modern Hippie Booksigning (2)What’s great about having a book signing in your home town is that so many people you love are in the same room…

How many times do you get to have your mother and daughter pointing and laughing while your signing books?

Seriously though, this was the best night! The room was packed with people, love and laughter. Changing Hands Bookstore has to have one of the most beautiful signing room in the country. #Blessed #ModernHippie

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Modern Hippie Available Now!

September 9th, 2015

 

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I’m excited to formally announce the release of Modern Hippie, available now on Amazon and coming to bookstores soon!

This book is near and dear to my heart, as I’ve shared my personal journey toward freedom, which wasn’t always pretty!

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below or via email at contact@kimberlykingsley.com.

Peace and Love to you hippie style!

 

 

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Building Your Relationship Container

August 29th, 2015

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Check out this excerpt on relationships from my first book, Opening to Life. It is a powerful reminder that just as individuals contain and express spirit, relationships of integrity become powerful vessels for spiritual expression.

 

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August 23rd, 2015

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Energy Tip 11/30, Kimberly Kingsley

July 15th, 2015

Life energy communicates with us all the time through signs in everyday life. Are you paying attention?

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Upcoming Book Release: Modern Hippie

June 18th, 2015

It’s almost time! Modern Hippie: An Intuitive Journey toward a Free-Spirited Life is going to be released next month. I’ll keep you posted on the release date and book signings!

Facebook Page: Kimberly Kingsley, Author

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Energy Tip 10/30 – The Ebb and Flow of Energy

May 22nd, 2015

Having good energy flow is the best, but the ebb side of energy is just as important. It is a time of building, transforming and recollecting what we’ve lost. If you embrace the times when your energy is low by doing less and being okay with it, you will have better energy flow overall.

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Show us Your Essence

April 25th, 2015

Dr. Seuss Quote

Essentialization: Moving closer to one’s essence

The above definition came to me in a dream one night and later became the basis for my book, Portals of Peace: A Path to Inner Peace and a Healed World.

The truth is that most of us have two selves – the self that we present to the world and the deeper self, which is our essence or soul. The fact that we have a presenting self may sound bad, but it’s actually a good thing. Growing up we are taught how to control our instinctive impulses and how to present ourselves in a socially acceptable manner. Without the socialization process we’d be living in a barbaric world.

At a certain age, however, we are called to integrate these two selves and allow the essence of who we are to fully emerge. Joseph Campbell referred to this as the hero’s journey. It is a time for us to take some risks by entering unknown territory where we are sure to discover our untapped potential, dreams and gifts.

Mystics believe that we are assisted by supernatural forces in this process that I call essentialization. Because life energy is the great alchemist, we are only asked to do what we know in our heart is the next right thing and life will do the rest, transforming us into our highest, most authentic self. Sometimes this is a small thing and sometimes it is a big thing. We know we are on the right path when the thing that our heart is leading us toward invokes a sense of fear. It feels like a risk, but at the same time we know it is important – imperative even.

Be still. Listen to your heart. Follow it. This will lead you down the path of essentialization. It may look dark and scary at times but it is certain to reveal your most authentic self and lead to your highest and most fulfilling life.

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