Inspirational Storyteller, Speaker, Best-selling Author and Coach, Nina Kelly Shows Readers How To Become Conscious Lovers Or Lovers Of Being Conscious

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Inspiring storyteller, writer and speaker, Dr. Nina Kelly offers a Valentine’s Day gift to readers in the form of a brief method for becoming conscious of thoughts that lead to words and actions in order to recognize when one is truly being loving.

New Orleans, LA – February  14, 2019 – Dr. Nina M. Kelly, Inspirational Storyteller, Coach, Author and Co-Author of The Big Question with Larry King, and Success Mastery and Success Breakthroughs with Jack Canfield, recently posted a new article on her website entitled, “Consciously Engage In Loving Behaviors To Make The World A Better Place,” in which Dr. Kelly invites her readers to participate in a brief exercise.

“Love,” writes Dr. Kelly, continuing, “it’s what “makes the world go ‘round.” It’s something everyone longs for and thinks they will never find. Romantic love can be glorious, messy, challenging, and sometimes downright dangerous.” She adds, “As we focus on love this month, I would like to turn your attention to you and how you love yourself and the world in which you live. And how even the smallest bit of conscious love can make the world a better place. This is my Valentine’s Day gift to you.”

According to Dr. Kelly, “Before we become conscious of our behaviors, in order to determine if they are loving or otherwise, we must first become conscious of our thoughts.” She elaborates, “Words and actions always follow thoughts, though you may not realize it. Sometimes the words just come flying out of our mouths before we realize we’ve had a thought!” She emphasizes, “And becoming conscious of our thoughts, words and actions is not an easy job.”

Dr. Kelly offers readers a brief 5-minute experience on how to become more aware or conscious of thoughts. She suggests, “If you sit still for just 5 minutes and close your eyes, you will see how your thoughts bombard you non-stop. If you continue to sit and let the thoughts come without becoming attached to any of them, if you simply watch like you’re viewing a movie or television show, you may be surprised at the nature of many of those thoughts.”

“Now, the whole idea is to be kind, loving and gentle with yourself,” says Dr. Kelly. She advises, “Do not berate yourself for the thoughts that come up. Simply pay attention to them. Let them float up and away like bubbles moving from the bottom of the sea to the surface where they pop and dissolve. When you open your eyes you can then begin to explore the nature of the thoughts that came up.”

The entire article can be read at https://www.ninamkelly.com/consciously-engage-in-loving-behaviors-to-make-the-world-a-better-place/

About Dr. Nina M. Kelly

Nina M. Kelly is a mythologist with an emphasis in depth psychology, storyteller, author, humanitarian, and cultural and arts activist. She also is an Archetypal Pattern Analyst and Dream Pattern Analyst. Nina’s sense of adventure has always been sparked through learning more about people and their cultures. Believing that if you understand a person’s culture, stories, myths, and rituals, then you more readily open your world to greater compassion.

Her passion for the art of healing through stories brought her to the place of writing Grace Has A Silent Voice where she honors the silent heroes and the resilience of the human spirit. Working with death and dying patients she acquired a tremendous respect for the proper honoring of story. In her book she acknowledged the silent heroes that walk into our life for a moment then quickly disappear. This inevitably leaves an imprint that continues to remind us there is beauty in humanity.

Nina’s doctorate is from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Mythological Studies and Emphasis on Depth Psychology, her dissertation research was completed through Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dissertation: Myth Making and Modern Medicine, A Case of Kidney Transplantation. Her research work included reducing the rejection episodes post-transplant implementing the power of stories and images. She published The Lost Heritage in Psychology at the Threshold.

In addition to The Big Question, co-authored with Larry King, other publications by Dr. Kelly include: Success Mastery and Success Breakthroughs, both co-authored with Jack Canfield, Leo Learns A Lesson, Psychology at the Threshold, and Crossing Borders: An Archetypal Exploration in Times of Transition.

Nina has also been actively involved in film production serving as Executive Producer on Dandelion, A New Leash on Life – K9 for Warriors and Larry King – A Celebrated Life.

Nina is also an Archetypal Pattern Analyst and Dream Pattern Analyst where she completed her studies from Assisi International Institute and published Weaving Story Into The Web.

Nina served as an executive film producer for the short film “Dandelion.” The film won the judge’s award and has shown at several film festivals. She has also served as president of the New Orleans Opera Association, Vice President of the Shreveport Opera Association, president of Southern Repertory Theatre, Chair for Loyola University School of Music Visiting Committee, president and CEO of the Children’s Bureau, publishing the history of the Children’s Bureau, Saving Wednesday’s Child (authored by Mark Cave) and authoring the introduction and acknowledgements. Throughout her tenure, she has served on numerous non-profits boards.

Nina continues to challenge us through the inspiration and motivation of storytelling. She continues to believe that the artform of storytelling and story sharing originate from the heart of everyone searching for expression thus healing both listener and teller.

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Consciously Engage In Loving Behaviors To Make The World A Better Place

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Love – it’s what “makes the world go ‘round.”

It’s something everyone longs for and thinks they will never find. Romantic love can be glorious, messy, challenging, and sometimes downright dangerous. As we focus on love this month, I would like to turn your attention to you and how you love yourself and the world in which you live. And how even the smallest bit of conscious love can make the world a better place. This is my Valentine’s Day gift to you.

How To Become Conscious

Before we become conscious of our behaviors, in order to determine if they are loving or otherwise, we must first become conscious of our thoughts. Words and actions always follow thoughts, though you may not realize it. Sometimes the words just come flying out of our mouths before we realize we’ve had a thought! And becoming conscious of our thoughts, words and actions is not an easy job.

Here’s a beginning: If you sit still for just 5 minutes and close your eyes, you will see how your thoughts bombard you non-stop. If you continue to sit and let the thoughts come without becoming attached to any of them, if you simply watch like you’re viewing a movie or television show, you may be surprised at the nature of many of those thoughts.

Now, the whole idea is to be kind, loving and gentle with yourself. Do not berate yourself for the thoughts that come up. Simply pay attention to them. Let them float up and away like bubbles moving from the bottom of the sea to the surface where they pop and dissolve. When you open your eyes you can then begin to explore the nature of the thoughts that came up.

Loving Thoughts Precede Loving Actions

If you noticed many of the thoughts that surfaced during your quiet moments were judgmental thoughts about friends and loved ones, gently ask this question: Are you accusing others of the very things you disown or reject about yourself? Awareness is the first step toward making any kind of change. And if you desire to love consciously, you must go within. You must know what goes on inside your head and your heart.

Husband and wife authors of Conscious Loving, Gay and Katie Hendricks say that, “When you don’t, or can’t acknowledge your feelings or accept something about yourself, it’s a sign that deep down you don’t love yourself. And, if you don’t love yourself, you’ll never feel completely at peace with yourself and the world around you.”

We Make The World Better By Changing Ourselves

Most of us don’t have huge, world changing missions. But we each have an important purpose for being here I think that the purpose of our human existence is to discover how to truly love. I’ve written about that in my most recent blog. (See Love Is A Many Splendored Thing) I love what Swami Satchidananda has said in The Yoga Sutras. “We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs nothing. We should plague everyone with joy. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing?”

May you experience a deep sense of self love this Valentine’s Day and may that love grow continuously as you spread the joy of that love every day from this day forward.

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Inspirational Storyteller, Speaker, Best-selling Author And Coach, Dr. Nina Kelly, Expounds On Different Kinds Of Love During The Month Of Love

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Inspiring storyteller, writer and speaker, Dr. Nina Kelly suggests spending Valentine’s Day and this month of love focusing on other forms of love besides Eros which could be essential for the survival of humanity.

New Orleans, LA – February 7, 2019 – Dr. Nina M. Kelly, Inspirational Storyteller, Coach, Author and Co-Author of The Big Question with Larry King, and Success Mastery and Success Breakthroughs with Jack Canfield, recently posted a new blog on her website entitled, “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing.” Dr. Kelly turns her thoughts to love and compassion as essential to the survival of humanity.

Dr. Kelly begins with a quote from the Dalai Lama who said, “Love and compassion are necessities not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”

She continues adding, “February is the month of love. Valentine’s Day falls mid-month and is the day which pays homage primarily to romantic love or Eros.” As Dr. Kelly points out, “When it comes to love, most people tend to focus on romantic love even though there are seven different kinds.”

According to Dr. Kelly, “The love the Dalai Lama refers to is definitely not Eros. This is the love I love to focus on! It is more akin to Agape, Philia or Platonic love.”

The entire blog can be read at https://www.ninamkelly.com/love-is-a-many-splendored-thing/

About Dr. Nina M. Kelly

Nina M. Kelly is a mythologist with an emphasis in depth psychology, storyteller, author, humanitarian, and cultural and arts activist. She also is an Archetypal Pattern Analyst and Dream Pattern Analyst. Nina’s sense of adventure has always been sparked through learning more about people and their cultures. Believing that if you understand a person’s culture, stories, myths, and rituals, then you more readily open your world to greater compassion.

Her passion for the art of healing through stories brought her to the place of writing Grace Has A Silent Voice where she honors the silent heroes and the resilience of the human spirit. Working with death and dying patients she acquired a tremendous respect for the proper honoring of story. In her book she acknowledged the silent heroes that walk into our life for a moment then quickly disappear. This inevitably leaves an imprint that continues to remind us there is beauty in humanity.

Nina’s doctorate is from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Mythological Studies and Emphasis on Depth Psychology, her dissertation research was completed through Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dissertation: Myth Making and Modern Medicine, A Case of Kidney Transplantation. Her research work included reducing the rejection episodes post-transplant implementing the power of stories and images. She published The Lost Heritage in Psychology at the Threshold.

In addition to The Big Question, co-authored with Larry King, other publications by Dr. Kelly include: Success Mastery and Success Breakthroughs, both co-authored with Jack Canfield, Leo Learns A Lesson, Psychology at the Threshold, and Crossing Borders: An Archetypal Exploration in Times of Transition.

Nina has also been actively involved in film production serving as Executive Producer on Dandelion, A New Leash on Life – K9 for Warriors and Larry King – A Celebrated Life.

Nina is also an Archetypal Pattern Analyst and Dream Pattern Analyst where she completed her studies from Assisi International Institute and published Weaving Story Into The Web.

Nina served as an executive film producer for the short film “Dandelion.” The film won the judge’s award and has shown at several film festivals. She has also served as president of the New Orleans Opera Association, Vice President of the Shreveport Opera Association, president of Southern Repertory Theatre, Chair for Loyola University School of Music Visiting Committee, president and CEO of the Children’s Bureau, publishing the history of the Children’s Bureau, Saving Wednesday’s Child (authored by Mark Cave) and authoring the introduction and acknowledgements. Throughout her tenure, she has served on numerous non-profits boards.

Nina continues to challenge us through the inspiration and motivation of storytelling. She continues to believe that the artform of storytelling and story sharing originate from the heart of everyone searching for expression thus healing both listener and teller.

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Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

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“Love and compassion are necessities not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”
The Dalai Lama

February is the month of love.

Valentine’s Day falls mid-month and is the day which pays homage primarily to romantic love or Eros. When it comes to love, most people tend to focus on romantic love even though there are seven different kinds.

The love the Dalai Lama refers to is definitely not Eros. This is the love I love to focus on! It is more akin to Agape, Philia or Platonic love.

Most people have probably heard of Platonic love, typically thought of as the love between friends. However, that is a much watered-down concept. As devised by Plato, Platonic love is about “rising through levels of closeness to wisdom and true beauty – from carnal attraction to individual bodies to attraction to souls – and eventually, union with the Truth.”

Agape, a less familiar term to many, is universal love, the love for strangers, nature, all of life and God.

It embraces the notion of altruism or an unselfish concern for the welfare of others. While Philia, another unfamiliar term, also refers to friendship, more in the nature of shared goodwill. Aristotle was of the belief that a person can bear goodwill to another for one of three reasons: 1, that he is useful, 2, that he is pleasant, and 3, that he is good – meaning rational and virtuous.

I believe that as a culture we have lumped all forms of love together and give most credence to the romantic Eros.

I propose tearing them apart and giving more emphasis to one of the three I’ve mentioned. Turning away from the seductive Eros for a moment will not diminish that type of love one bit. But to contemplate the others and to look for ways to spread compassionate love in our individual lives could be the saving grace humanity needs for survival right now.

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