Pump Up Your Book Chats with “Inner Flame Rekindler” Olakunbi Korostensky NDAuthor Interviews — By Tracee Gleichner on April 12, 2012 at 11:11 am
Olakunbi (Kunbi) Korostensky, ND, is a former naturopathic doctor and psychologist with a master’s in energy psychology, who now primarily works as a spiritual and intuition coach with a multifaceted enterprise. She is an intuitive specialist who has command of many alternative, holistic disciplines and knowledge, which she integrates into her work with her varied clients
Olakunbi perceives herself as an “Inner Flame Rekindler” and a visionary who avidly supports women in reconnecting with their spirit core by listening to and strengthening their intuition. For over 30 years she has dedicated her life to spiritual consciousness and its integration into daily activities. Her direct approach to accessing inner wisdom has been widely sought out by people from all walks of life.
She is the proprietor of the residential Awaken Women Retreat Wellness Centre, which she runs. The Centre provides women with day spa facilities, offers holistic approaches to health, life issues and wellness, and energy balance workshops. The Centre also offers weekend retreat programs on spirituality, developing the intuition, and inner development in both English and German. Awaken Women Retreat Wellness Centre is also the headquarters of the Awaken Women International Community (AWI™).
In February 2005, after a near-death experience that heralded many changes in her life, Olakunbi closed down her former naturopathic practice of over twenty three years and commenced a new life path. In October 2006, she organized and called to life her first Awaken Women International Conference (AWIC™) in Switzerland. In 2007, she founded Awaken Women International (AWI™), an offline and online membership community for women, promoting feminine excellence for a life of dignity and sustainable happiness. www.awakenwomen.com, www.awakenwomen.org
Olakunbi Korostensky, ND also runs a coaching website. “Embracing Changes -The Intuition Way”: www.embracingchanges.com . Olakunbi has written various articles on health, self help, spirituality and mental attitude. These can be found on several online article directories. She is an expert writer on Ezinearticle.com and SelfGrowth.com.
For more information on this book and the author visit her http://www.intuition-involution.com
About Intuition Involution
Think about this for a moment: What would your life be without a purpose? Would you continue to strive diligently at what you do if you didn’t have a reason to do so? I’m sure you wouldn’t. Neither would I, which is why we have an intuition.
Our intuition maintains the connection with our spiritual origin. It reminds us constantly why we decided to undertake the journey to this Earth plane. It has also been placed in us to guide us throughout this journey so we never feel lonely or alone and are always connected with our origin. It is like having a most reliable friend and ally in our corner to impart us with all the knowledge, support, and information we require and to protect us from any harm or danger. By cutting ourselves off from our intuition, we also sever our connection with our Creator’s all-embracing love and protective power.
No one can deny that despite the multitude number of the world population, many people feel lonely today more than ever before. Why is this? Could it be that because of our “obsession” with the outside world, we have neglected to take care of what is of the most essence to our oneness? Keeping our intuition alive is a great part of maintaining that oneness. The intuition is supposed to keep us alert from within and keep our path illuminated.
We take pride in cleaning out our homes in springtime or taking in our cars for regular servicing or perhaps even ensuring that our bodily functions are kept intact by consulting physicians at regular intervals for a check-up. Yet, how many of us remember to “service” the life core in us by nurturing our intuition regularly and remaining alert?
Could it be that because of the importance we attach to our physical body and the degree to which we identify with it, we have completely become obsessed with it and no longer realize that we are not our bodies? Just think of the amount of time we spend bathing, dressing, and feeding it or caring for it, adorning it, and exercising it. After all, seeing how the fashion industry has cleverly secured a huge value in our lives today, you could say the wackier the industry becomes, the more people are finer matters. Everything we see, touch, and experience daily physically has appeared because it has already formed beforehand elsewhere on a much higher vibratory level.
Our intuition lives in the domain of finer matter where things are unapparent to the physical eyes, physical touch, or senses. A human is made of several layers of various particles: the inner layers of finer bodies consisting of energy constellations of various levels and the denser matter with the physical body and all its organs, nerves, and blood vessels. Just as our physical body has a form and has all the tools it requires to function ultimately in the physical world, so, too, do our other finer bodies have their individual tools for adapting to various conditions. For example, a mental body finer than the physical body is equipped with sensation, whereas a spiritual body consisting of a much finer entity is equipped with the intuition. Intuition is our highest power because it is the spiritual power that animates and fires our soul body housing our spirit core. Spirit is everything. Without the Spirit essence there is no life. The mind does not control our being; the Spirit does.
Q: Can you tell us why you wrote your book?
A rude awakening jolted me into writing INTUITION INVOLUTION. After a near death experience in 2005, I practically had to retrace my way back into this life to reclaim my being. Since then my life has never been the same.
I knew then that I was going to write a book but wasn’t sure what it was going to be about. As time went by, I started jotting down short texts that flickered sporadically through my conscious mind. Then one summer day, while sitting outside on our sunny terrace, I heard a clear voice said: “You have all those scraps of texts, now go and start putting them together. You are to write a book on intuition” And the rest is history as they say.
Q: Which part of the book was the hardest to write?
A: Writing about my personal stories was a little hard for me. This is because it took me to some very private zone within. I felt as if I was bearing my soul to the public. But I kept on hearing that tiny voice that said, just write it all down and so I did. That experience humbled me!
Q: Does your book have an underlying message that readers should know about?
A: Many non-fiction authors usually have a reason for writing their books and I am not different. The pointed message of my book however is that our world has become one sided. Because we have suppressed the Spirit Essence within us, this has resulted in an unnatural imbalance in our being, lives and society. The message is to fully reawaken the use of our intuition, which is the voice of our spirit core and reintegrate it into all that we do. We not only need a new way of being for joy and happiness, we also need to rebalance our world for true harmony and equanimity.
Q: Where’s your favorite place to write at home?
A: We have a beautiful home with a large garden. Yet, when I was writing my book, I needed a change of environment to be able to fully tune within and because I wasn’t able to get away, I used my Retreat Centre as a getaway and neutral place. This was very helpful because it gave me the time and space to write without distractions.
Q: What do you do to get away from it all?
A: I love my solitude and the country is my favourite place to be. When we used to live in the city, I missed the country side a lot. Ever since we moved out of the city, my former yearning of wanting to constantly get away has somewhat subsided. Nowadays, If and when I need to get away, I either take a sabbatical by retreating to my Centre for a few days, where I can get pampered and relax or I decide to go to the mountains on my own. I usually spend about a week there. This calms me, clears my head and mind and helps raise my vibration.
Q: What was the first thing you did as far as promoting your book?
A: Prior to starting to promote my book in October 2011, I conducted an Interview Series titled “Powerful Intuition Connection” with seven International experts on the importance of listening to and using our intuition in all aspects of life. I also did some Radio Talk shows and interviews on the Internet.
Q: Are you familiar with the social networks and do you actively participate?
A: Yes, I am. We have a Facebook fanpage, Twitter account and LinkedIn account. When I launched my book, we started a fan page and created a new Twitter account in order to create some publicity for the book. Right now, I can’t say these platforms have made a notable impact. Who knows, maybe it is still early to say, time will tell. Personally, I find the social networks time consuming and a bit of a challenge keeping up actively with them.
Q: What is the most frustrating part of being an author?
A: Right now, I believe that the most frustrating part of being an author is the challenge of promoting and marketing your book effectively to get it to as many people as possible, especially when you know the importance of your message. There are just so many books out there today, still I believe this shouldn’t stop anyone from writing their own book if you feel compelled to do so.
Q: What is the most rewarding?
A: I am deeply grateful for having listened to my persistent still voice and followed through in completing the book and getting it published. When I started writing INTUITION INVOLUTION, I wasn’t sure how I was going to publish it, but I knew I had to write it.
Now that the book has been published and it is available to the public, I’m committed to making it known to as many people as possible around the world. It gives me a sense of purpose to know that I’ll be able to help people make an inner shift and hopefully make some conscious changes in their perception for a more significant existence attuned to a natural way of being.
Q: Thank you so much for this interview, Olakunbi Korostensky. Do you have any final words?
A: It is important to always listen to your inner guidance, the intuition, especially as a new author. It can take some time to grow into deciphering the information you receive and getting them succinctly across. But that still, small voice will guide and prompt you well for clarity and certainty of your new path if you listen diligently to it.