Us against Them!

Most issues in the world have always had the “us against them” mentality. It starts young in a very competitive world. In fact, I recently got caught up with it myself, during the election. We are doing the same exact thing to each other. Are we really that different? Have we walked in their shoes? I have been impressed with people reaching out to the other side…trying to understand. We can’t go wrong with compassion. And this is not saying we accept the unacceptable. What it is saying is that love moves mountains. It reminds me of the time I witnessed a family traumatizing their child because they wanted her to learn how to swim. I came at them with anger and it created more anger and nothing was changed. A week later, I observed the same thing with a different family and I took a moment, channeled my anger into compassion and I told this family…coming from a place of positive intent and love…that there was a large toddler pool down the road and it really helps children learn to swim because they feel less scared…. This family didn’t know the pool was there, thanked me and went on their way. This was the same situation but my response was different and it probably touched a life. When you see an injustice, do not sit back and do nothing. We are all in this together. Take action with positive and loving intent to ALL. Yes, it is a challenge but it is the way.

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About the author

Kim Hiles (Dancing Feather) was born in Pennsylvania in the 1960s. Her mother was from Germany and met her father while stationed there. The family moved several times before settling in a town called Millis, Massachusetts.

Kim developed severe anxiety and depression as a child and struggled to find her way. Growing up, Kim was told by her grandmother that she wrote beautiful letters and had a way with words. Later in life, this memory would be a catalyst for sitting down and writing her memoir.

Continuing to say yes to life, Kim talks about her struggles of addiction, anxiety, depression and relationship issues, to name a few. She considers it her life mission to help empower others and uses her memoir as a way to offer guidance in living a more authentic life, following your dreams.

She has overcome much adversity and enjoys walking with others as they find their way. Kim has also co-written a young adult fantasy with her husband Will, called Little Wonders. Their pen name is K.W. Hiles.

Kim is a successful Educator, Social and Emotional Learning Specialist, Behavior Specialist, Mediator (Restorative Practices), 3rd degree Reiki Practitioner, and blogs regularly. In addition Kim offers online classes at Shamanic Passages Institute

Kim is considered highly sensitive and intuitive. Utilizing her gifts, her mission is to channel inspiration and healing and help spread some light. Empowering others to create the life of their dreams is the ultimate goal.

Kim is happily married (21+ years) and lives with her husband, son and their animal companions.

"I had a teacher who told us to go out that week and see how many Mercedes cars we noticed. When I came back I told her I had seen a lot! She asked me if I had seen any junk cars. I told her I didn’t remember seeing any. The next week she reversed it and asked us to go out and see how many junk cars we noticed. Of course we noticed a lot but didn’t remember seeing any Mercedes cars. Where is your focus? Is it on the problem or on the solution and more importantly, where would you like it to be?" -- Kim Hiles

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