Daring Spirit: Kris Cahill
You guys. This week, we feature psychic, energy healer, teacher, writer, speaker, and host of Art of Energy podcast Kris Cahill.
We're wicked excited to bring you another psychic who is out in the world, doing her thing. She's grounded and compassionate, creative and talented, and dedicated to helping others learn to connect with their truth so that they can follow their life's path.
Let's get to it...
Daring Spirits: Tell us about a decision that felt really bold.
Kris: I’ve been making bold decisions my entire life, though I sure didn’t feel bold while making most of them!
In December 2009 I decided I had to commit to one business/career path. I’d been working as both an artist and a psychic. In my early websites I combined the two, and I remained fairly committed to doing both for a number of years. While being a psychic teacher and reader in Chicago and then Los Angeles, I was also producing and selling my paintings. Even so, by the end of 2009, it became clear to me that a choice was imminent, and necessary.
I couldn’t do justice to both at the same time anymore, and I wanted to grow one of them to become much bigger. I was also tired of splitting my energy up between the two. I am a lifelong artist, and have done well and enjoyed it. I’ve painted 1200+ paintings, and sold most of them. I’ve made all kinds of art shows happen, and met people from all over the world as a result. I was accepted into Women Painters West soon after moving to Los Angeles, which is an honor. I’ve won 5 or 6 awards for my art. And I still have people asking me if I’m painting, because they’ve always wanted to own a piece of mine. Yet, I realized that I didn’t honestly care about creating an art career, though I love to make art. I was ready to release that identity.
On the other hand, being a clairvoyant, healer, and psychic teacher is also an art form. I knew that I wanted to explore, grow, and transform in this field. I do care about creating this as my career and business. So I chose this path. Once I did so, it was a relief, and very simple to me. I chose - okay, here we go! Beginning in January 2010, I focused on this path exclusively.
What I always tend to forget is that others will have an opinion about what one ‘should’ do. Some of my artist friends were, frankly, horrified when I told them my exciting news. A few got pretty angry and didn’t want to accept my new identity, and I lost a friendship over my choice too. I’m proud of myself for having gone this way.
As a result of going in this direction, I realized I love to write. I started my blog in 2007, and it too has transformed over the years. I am soon launching some new creations I’ve been working on for a while, I do online classes and workshops, as well as lots of readings. Writing is becoming more important and I’m also working on several book projects. So a lot is happening here, and I’m growing in ways I wouldn’t have if I’d gone the other direction.
Daring Spirits: Describe a time when things went "wrong" and then the Universe delivered.
Kris: I’ve had this happen so many times! I tend toward an optimistic view of life, and do see the sunny side of things more often than the opposite. I’ve also learned to accept more of what ‘happens’ as what needs to happen.
There have been some funny episodes though, to remind me that I’m being supported. For example...
As my husband and I were packing a rental truck that we intended to drive to our new home in Los Angeles, it became glaringly obvious that we had enough belongings to fill a much larger truck than the one we had. Let’s just say we were in denial about how much stuff we actually owned. The movers we hired to fill the truck were amazing and precise in how they packed, but at the end there was still a lawn full of furniture and other stuff.
We had to be out of the house very soon so that the new owners could move in. Yikes! We made a few calls, and very soon a few people came by to happily take away the rest of our former belongings.
I realized when we got out west and unpacked that I’d managed to get rid of old family furniture I didn’t want to keep holding onto but felt guilty about letting go of. I know the Universe was telling me “you don’t need all that stuff!”. Thank you, Universe, you were right as usual, I’ve never missed it.
Daring Spirits: Beach or mountains? Sweet or spicy? Window or aisle?
Kris: I love forests, whether they are in mountains or not. My favorite places have been forests since I was small. I just love trees. A couple of years ago we went camping in Sequoia National Park, just before the drought got really bad. It was magical. I love Joshua Tree state park too - those trees are amazing. Moving out to Los Angeles made it possible to have mountains, desert, forests and ocean all within a fairly short drive. I’m grateful for all of it.
Spicy is my preference, though a good dark chocolate works too, especially if it has a little spicy kick to it.
I’m usually an aisle person because I read a lot and the window is wasted on me. If I’m traveling with my husband I give him the window because he takes great photos out of it, while I’ve got my nose in a book.
Daring Spirits: Kris, we're honored to share your work, and thank you for all that you do!
photo: Kris Cahill by Brad Roller Photography