Resources

Below are resources I recommend, as well as links to press. If you would like
any further information, please contact me at kim at kimillig dot com.

  • Kira Elste / Pilates (www.kiraelste.com): I have a few of Kira's apps on my IOS devices. This core strengthening modality is the one that works for me. I live life believing that life is a holographic experience, so if my physical core is strong, it supports the core of my emotional, spiritual and intellectual core as well. Kira is a great teacher!
  • Marianne Hill / Shadow Work (www.exploringtheshadow.co.uk): This modality provides the opportunity to experience a glimpse into your psyche and/or emotional body to uncover the parts of you that you don't 'know' yet. I follow Marianne's blog and find what she says to be congruent with my work.
  • Caroline Myss PhD (www.myss.com): Well, if you have been perusing my site at all you know that Caroline is a core teacher of mine. Caroline has been able to find a way to articulate ancient wisdoms in a modern language. Anything you do with her is very supportive to your walking the path of radical self acceptance. For me as an Intuitive Counselor she provides me with an environment to experience the big picture of what could be going on in the unseen world.
  • Karla McLaren (www.karlamclaren.com): The intuitive world I work in is complex and amorphous. Karla has been able to articulate the language of emotion and energy hygiene in a very simple format that provides me (and maybe you too :)) with a breath when I head towards overwhelm with all that is going on.
  • Angeles Arrien (www.angelesarrien.com): Angie is a teacher that if I lived in the Bay Area of California, I would be involved with on a regular basis. I assess that her work and her teachings are foundational to my belief sets. She represents the qualities of kindness and tolerance in action for me in a big way.
  • Joseph Heller: founder of Hellerwork, an internationally-renowned program that uses a unique and powerful combination of deep-tissue structural bodywork, movement education and dialogue
  • Dr. Norm Shealy: a Harvard trained neurosurgeon, with an interest in the science of medical intuition, who co-created an educational program to teach the Science of Medical Intuition with Caroline Myss. He is also the Founding President of the American Holistic Medical Association.
  • Carolyn Conger: consultant and teacher who conducts international seminars internationally in psychological growth, healing, dream work, intuition, creativity and spirituality.
  • Angeles Arrien: a cultural anthropologist, award-winning author, educator and consultant to organizations and businesses who bridges cultural anthropology, psychology and comparative religions.
  • Dr. Christiane Northrup: a noted author and visionary who finds that lasting health and wholeness are only possible when we discover and practice behaviors associated with achieving these goals.
  • Starhawk: one of the most respected voices in modern earth-based spirituality. She is also well-known as a global justice activist and organizer, whose work and writings have inspired many to action.
  • Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Press

Laura Bond Blog - Medical Intuitives
Interview - How Intuitive Counseling Can Help with Health Problems
Snoqualmie Valley Recorder - Helping People Heal Themselves

Recommended Reading

He, She and We

by Robert Johnson

Years ago, Robert Johnson wrote 3 “little” books on understanding relationship and each gender’s psyche. Today, He, She and We still provide an archetypal context to understanding the internal landscapes of your partner and your intimate partnership.

 

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples

by Harville Hendrix

Imago Dialogue, Harville Hendrix’s method outlined in this book, is by far the most respectful technique I have in my relationship “tool kit.” This book and its counterpart, Keeping the Love You Find: A Guide for Singles, are both treasure troves of insightful information and tools that give a foundation for understanding the exciting process of inquiry into a relationship.

 

The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence

by Gavin de Becker by Dell

When I was “heart-deep” in the experience of getting my certification for intuitive counseling, one of my classmates suggested this book to all of us. I read it as an adjunct to all of our required reading and was amazed that when I substituted “intuition” every time Gavin used “fear,” the text turned into a virtual primer for intuitive development! I would judge this book as a foundational text for anyone who wants to study the practicalities of intuitive development and/or wants to re-frame their beliefs of fear into, as Caroline Myss says, “a form of instruction,” rather than a message to fight, flee or freeze. It is a quick and informative read.

 

Sacred Choices: Thinking Outside the Tribe to Heal Your Spirit

by Christel Nani

This book was referred to me by a client. With all humility, I have to confess being green with envy because I could say that I “should” have written this book! 🙂 Much of what I am curious about is how our tribal-limiting beliefs, conscious and unconscious, dictate how we choose to manage our lives. Christel articulates this phenomena and gives helpful tips on how to explore this inquiry. I feel gratitude that it can be used as such a wonderful resource.

 

Coming Home to Myself: Reflections for Nurturing a Woman’s Body and Soul

by Marion Woodman and Jill Milleck

Whenever I am in a personal winter, this book, a compilation of Marion’s wisdoms, is one of my favorites to sink into. Gentlemen, please consider that nurturance is not just for us women!

 

The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom

by Angeles Arrien

To be frank, I thoroughly enjoy Angeles’ voice, so I truly relished the audio version of this title. Since living consciously is optimal why not do the aging part of life in a Beauty Way—the Angeles Arrien way?

 

The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy

by Cyndi Dale

I haven’t had a chance to read the whole thing, but I love the literal beauty of this book! What I would have given for this to be a text in nursing school. If you want to study in the dark of winter, this could be an option.

 

Mother Night: Myths, Stories, and Teachings for Learning to See in the Dark (Audio CD)

by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

This is the first of an amazing and fantastic 2 ½ year study of the Dangerous Old Woman archetype with this storyteller par excellence! CPE is, without a doubt, one of our crone treasures. Her combination of story and intellect is one of my primary role models.

 

Romancing the Ordinary

by Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Women were created to experience, interpret, revel in, and unravel the mysteries of Life through their senses,” declares Breathnach, insisting that women have two extra senses: those of “knowing” and “wonder.” To be frank, it was the title of this book that enchanted me. I love the idea of bringing the ordinary everyday into the realm of the romance. So I ordered it, sight unseen, because of the title and was pleasantly surprised to receive a beautiful book filled with consistent affirmations to love myself just the way I am. I would like to think that men will also enjoy its content but, if not, maybe as a gift to a lovely lady in your life? Enjoy!

 

Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion

by Pema Chodron

If stopping to receive the fullness of your blessings is creating discomfort for you, reading Pema Chodron is always a good bet to ground yourself and help re-frame any fears that come up. Any titles by Pema will do, but this one, with the seemingly oxymoronic title, seems to be the best fit with my approach. May you relax into cultivating comfort with the discomfort of personal exploration.

 

Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason

by Caroline Myss

Dear Caroline does it again! Here she articulates the sacred advice of St. John of the Cross on how to navigate the dark night of the soul in a way that we, hundreds of years later, can actually understand and apply to our everyday. She is also adding to the energetic anatomy template she so brilliantly wrote of years ago in Anatomy of the Spirit. She writes of a shadow passion and its accompanying grace and associates it with each chakra/belief structure center.

 

I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy

by Hafiz and Daniel Ladinsky

I was going to offer Hafiz’s The Gift, but I think that the title of this is just what we (really “I” :-)) need to support the choice to shine our brightest authentic selves. I am planning to put this one on my Kindle today! I have felt so comforted by Hafiz’s way of immortalizing the potential intimacy with the divine. Enjoy!

Emotional Intelligence

by Daniel Goleman

This the seminal book that moves the idea that emotions are ‘real’ into the theory that they are actually vital components for being a whole healthy human being. It is quite heady, so I loved the unabridged audio version from Audible.com.

The Language of Emotions

by Karla McLaren

When deeply inquiring into the emotional realm very often it quickly becomes complicated and quite overwhelming. Karla McLaren has an amazing ability to bring simplicity to the inquiry and she does it in this book in spades.

When Things Fall Apart

by Pema Chodron

Frankly, one of the reasons I choose books for my library is because of how the titles affect me. Pema Chodron has written many amazing books that have gotten me through some pretty rough soul search spots. After reading these two, I keep them on my shelves so when I walk by I can remember to breathe when I feel the ground has left me.

The Biology of Belief

by Bruce Lipton

30 years ago who would of ‘thunk’ that that this title would have ever actually made sense in the western world of insisting on empirical proof! This is a relatively short book that is a great start for anyone interested in the biochemistry of belief. I dance a jig every time I realize we now have empirical proof of the validity of the unseen!