What is the single best piece of advice you’d give to everyone?
Familiarize yourself with, and learn how to properly use your subconscious mind. There are more possibilities for your life than you could possibly dream if you understood the power you have over your circumstances.
When did you make the biggest difference?
It’s kind of hard to tell, but I think it has been when young people come to me seeking advice. There are a couple of “honorary kids” in my life that make my day when they come to see me and John, or call us, just to say, “I need a John/Kathy fix…” or “I think I already know what you would tell me, but I need to hear it from you anyway.” To know that I actually have something that someone else values makes my heart burst with love!
Who had the most influence on your life?
This is a tough one… My dad has always believed in me, and probably had the most influence on me as I grew up. He still believes in me, and I am forever grateful! Since becoming an adult, the spiritual teachers Paramahansa Yogananda, Ernest Holmes, and Joseph Murphy are my constant companions. (Along with my wonderful husband, John!)
What was your greatest moment?
I don’t believe I have had a single greatest moment. Actually, that would be kind of sad, I think… It would all be downhill from there. So, I continually have great moments, and know there are so many more en route.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be totally spiritually realized. It’s gonna be a long time before I grow up I guess! :)
What did you admire most about your mother/father/parents?
My mom had a lovely singing voice, and I’m sure I get that gift from her… I admire that she grew up in a family that was from Russia – and she was the only one born in the US – and had to deal with trying to be a “modern US woman” surrounded by an old world culture – and she emerged with a strong personality and loved a good party. She didn’t have the type of social shyness I do. I admired that crazy streak in her.
My dad was (and still is) a quiet guy – very much opposite from my mom, but he still enjoyed the neighborhood parties as well! One thing I admire about my dad is his willingness to ALWAYS take the time to sit down with me, share his wisdom and advice when I needed it – all after working his butt off at work to support us. He never, ever made me feel like he didn’t have time for me. That still brings tears to my eyes, because he is still the same!
What advice would you give to your teenage self?
Oh boy… Loaded question! My teenage years were hell. I was so unpopular that sometimes I honestly wished I would just die (of course I am now glad I didn’t!). But, today, I would tell my teenage self that I was gifted in ways that others are not, which is why I didn’t fit in. I would tell myself to be proud of the way I was, and for my values, and for my “deep thoughts” that consumed me about life. I would tell myself to grab hold of the books I now hold dear, and that I didn’t learn about until I was well on my way into my 40s and 50s. My teenage self and my current self could have quite a good time!
Share something you learned at your day job that applies to life in general.
I haven’t had a “normal” day job in over 6 years, and now work online. I would think that the one thing I’ve been learning that applies to life in general is to plan my work, and then actually work my plan. In other words, get a grip on things that need to be done, or things that I WANT to do, and then FOLLOW THROUGH and DO it. Yup, that’s about it right there…
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
Probably about 35. That sounds reasonable. :)
What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
I would like to change what appears to be a mass consciousness of anger, bad news, terror and misery, to a mass consciousness of love, universal oneness, peace and harmony.