The Magic of Silence – a Conversation with ex-Carmelite Nun Kimberly Braun

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Light as a spring breeze and sweet as the call of a morning dove, Kimberly floated out to California to pay me a visit, and the result was this show.

silence

In it we explore natural spirituality, the power, purpose, and value of silence, the role of the still, small voice within. Awakened at the age of 5 to a profound inner sense of peace, Kimberly was led to become a Carmelite nun, spending most of her time in silence and in chanting. Soon she felt called to leave the monastery and enter the seminary for a graduate degree in the psycho spiritual development. Soon she had her own company and became a highly sought-after speaker and retreat leader.

Together we discuss the extreme importance of silence, commitment, and love from a spiritual as well as from a practical perspective. Today’s show is a followup to our first conversation, “The Essence of Meditation and Spiritual Freedom,” and we end with Kimberly demonstrating the chants she spent 10 years chanting in a Carmelite monastery.

Relax and open your mind and heart to this remarkable spirit.

About Kimberly Braun M.A. CSP and Spiritual Freedom:

Below is Kimberly’s first person biography which is a small piece of what you can learn about her and her work at her website kimberlybraun.com :

From a very young age, (4-5 years old,) I found myself on the receiving end of many moments I now call unitive experiences. Time seemed to stop and veils seemed to pull back where the deeper essence of the moment came forward within me and around me. Naturally curious I liked the feelings these experiences evoked and began to connect the dots that THIS was a key to happiness. These experiences happened in ritual, family, school, and especially nature. Naturally curious the occurrences inspired me and motivated me to ask deeper questions. These deeper questions led me to find out that all our happiness and success is within us, we just have to discover it and surrender to it unconditionally and proactively. This can be easily said, but not always easily done, and my journey, probably similar to yours, has been an ever unfolding participation in the co-creation of my life, a yes to what reveals itself in any given moment.

So again and again I surrender. Ever ancient. Ever new.

The first large surrender was to immerse myself in silence in a monastery, impelled by Love firing within my soul I lived ten and a half years as a Carmelite nun. Within that frame came many surrenders, all impelled by the marriage of myself to God.

Another surrender led me to obtain my Masters in Theology, concentrating on spiritual direction and psycho-spiritual development. My hope was to presence others to presence the Divine within themselves…nurturing skills to hear the language of the heart

And yet another surrender, after three years on a ministry team, led me to plunge into the world as a woman, a spiritual guide whose lineage was the common essence of all people and all creation; independent of, yet bowing to all, traditions, faiths and practices, culling forth what can be shared with all.

My training continued as I studied with Rev. Laura Thornberry in developing psychic and spiritual skills, culminating in ordination with the Church of the Creator; and also studying Reiki through the Diane Stein school, bringing me to complete level 3 Reiki Master training.

Now, I surrender to the pulsing of communication through writing books soon to be published, offering keynotes to inspire all to experience their own inner Essence, teaching Essence Meditation class, and a large host of retreats and workshops including yearly stints as meditation faculty at the renowned Omega Institute in New York and a retreat in Ecuador with AmazonAndesSky. I am happily accepted as a Certified Speaking Professional and member of the National Speaker’s Association.

Support Dr. Miller’s Conversations With Your Purchase of:

Books by Today’s Guest on the topic of silence:

LOVE CALLS touching the YES to life within us all Allow Kimberly to share her story, her hero’s journey, in the privacy of your heart and you will see that this relationship is one that calls us all, at some level to live to our highest potential. Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart Kimberly’s quest to pursue a connection with the divine is awe-inspiring. As a woman seeking spiritual connection, too, I felt while I was reading that I was her friend and confidant … Kimberly heard the call of the mystic, and as all seem to do, eventually, left the solitary life to emerge as a missionary to share her love for the divine and what she knows as the power of the soul. Sarah McLean, Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation Poignant, powerful and poetic, this wonderful book by Kimberly Braun is unique in the world of spirituality and personal growth and offers important insights and messages for all. -Jonathan Ellerby, Ph.D., Return to the Sacred Buy it here.

Dr. Miller’s Programs Relevant to Silence:

Rainbow Butterfly:

For these two deeply relaxing guided meditations, Dr. Miller is accompanied by the exquisite harp of Georgia Kelly. In fact, Georgia’s rise from obscurity to become one of the world’s most honored harpists and peace activists, with the coaching assistance of Dr. Miller, was the inspiration for this program. Buy it here.

Healing Journey:

For these two deeply relaxing guided meditations, Dr. Miller is accompanied by the exquisite harp of Georgia Kelly. In fact, Georgia’s rise from obscurity to become one of the world’s most honored harpists and peace activists, with the coaching assistance of Dr. Miller, was the inspiration for this program. Buy it here.

Hope, Faith, and Transformation- Guided Imagery for Healing:

For these two deeply relaxing guided meditations, Dr. Miller is accompanied by the exquisite harp of Georgia Kelly. In fact, Georgia’s rise from obscurity to become one of the world’s most honored harpists and peace activists, with the coaching assistance of Dr. Miller, was the inspiration for this program. Buy it here.

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