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The Full Potential philosophy is meant to help people operate at the best perspective in any given situation. It is about options. It is about empowerment. Empowerment feels good. So does investing life resources in what we truly value. If everyone was living at this level - life would be bliss.

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  • 1. Full Potential Show Episode 14:Interview with Kris Cahill –“Getting to Know Yourself”Hello, everybody and welcome to the Full Potential Show. I’m James Rick and this is yournumber one, non-boring source for personal development. Today we have Kris Cahill on theline. Kris, how are you doing today?Kris: I’m doing great, thank you.James: Now Kris is, gosh, I don’t know how to sum up what you are, Kris. Why don’t you tell everybody what it is that you do, and what we’re here for today.Kris: Great, I’m a professional psychic. I’m a clairvoyant, that’s how I use my psychic ability. I’m also a healer, an energy healer. I’m a teacher, so I teach meditation, and energy healing and clairvoyance. And I’m a writer.James: Now, Kris, how in the world did you get into this? I mean, did you just, one day figure out that I’m sensing things that other people aren’t sensing. I’m going to go and do this as a business. What brought you to the point that you’re at now that you’re doing this as a career?Kris: Now, that is one of my favorite questions because, what I like to say to people is, it’s not just me that’s psychic, you are too. Full Potential Show Episode 14 Transcript Interview with Kris Cahill – Getting to Know Yourself www.fullpotential.com
  • 2. James: I knew that, I knew I was! Kris: You are a psychic. You’re a healer, too. Actually, I’ve been an artist my whole life. I’ve been a painter and a fashion designer and I was always in the creative fields. I’ve worked in film and I’ve done all these things. I had an art show up years ago, about 12 years ago, showing my paintings at a café in Chicago, which is where I lived and where I’m from. A woman wanted one of the paintings and she called me and she said, “I’m the assistant director of this school called Midwest Psychic Institute. Would you be interested in coming in and doing a partial trade with me for a reading?” I was totally interested. I had gotten readings before, but I’m very skeptical. I was always very skeptical. It was something that I was always fascinated by, but there were very few people that I trusted, for good reason. Psychics don’t necessarily have a good name out there. But there are some really good ones. So I went in, I met her, I really liked her. I got a reading and she was right on. She didn’t predict anything for me. She didn’t try to tell me what to think, or believe, or do. I jumped into a meditation class, a six-week class at the school, called the psychic meditation. It just really changed my whole world. It rocked my foundation, literally.James: This is interesting. You met this lady and she offered a trade, this reading. Did you have any kind of psychic experiences? Where do you think this came from? I mean, just someone came in out of the blue and said, “I’ll trade this for a psychic reading.”Kris: Well, what I’d been doing is, I’d been walking around for a while saying I need to learn how to ground. I was such a healer and I didn’t know that I was healing everybody. What lead up to this was, I was not well. I was tired. I was sick every month. There was always just something else that would hit. I knew there was something not right. I’d started getting interested in herbs and natural healing and started going more to the alternative route, but I still didn’t know how to heal myself. When I learned how to ground myself, I was like “Oh my God, this is the answer that I’ve been looking for.”James: Were you putting this intention out there into the universe that this lady showed up? Is that how it happened?Kris: Pretty much. I was saying “I want to learn how to ground.” Full Potential Show Episode 14 Transcript Interview with Kris Cahill – Getting to Know Yourself www.fullpotential.com
  • 3. James: And the universe said, “Voila, here you go.”Kris: “Voila, here’s your person.” There was a psychic, who is actually very famous now, who was in Chicago. She’s very successful. She’s been on Oprah. She’s a neat lady. I’d gone to her for years and she said to me, “Learn how to ground.” And I’d say, “How do I do that?” And she’d never know how to teach me.James: Just hold on to a ground during an electrical storm.Kris: Right. Actually, that’s a very good, because a grounding cord is like a lightning rod. It helps protect when you take on energy. If you’re sensitive to energy, that‘s one of the definitions of being psychic. It’s a human thing. So for me it was always like, “Oooohhh. Whoa, whoa I’m not psychic. I’m more grounded than that.” I started learning about how to heal myself and have my own spirit working for me rather than wasting it on picking up after people.James: Picking up after their spiritual energy - being the spiritual garbage man.Kris: I was the sponge.James: So, Kris, what is it that you’re doing now that is so different from what you were doing before? What did you learn? How are you applying this stuff?Kris: I’ve learned how to look at myself. Actually, the greatest psychic ability is the ability to know yourself. And the greatest use of clairvoyance is to see yourself. When I went into the clairvoyant training that I did, after my meditation class, that was always the focus. It was not for predicting the future. We were also taught that you’re not predicting the future here. You’re looking at spirit and your focus is to look at yourself and heal yourself. It was the best training that I could have had for that, because I was ready, at that point. Not everybody is ready to do that, and it’s okay.James: So, you felt like the training was just so timely for where you were in your life?Kris: Absolutely. It was something that I was waiting for and I created my ability to get into it by deciding that I wanted to start healing myself. That was the key. I wanted to start healing myself. I could see where it was going if I didn’t.James: What specifically are you doing, is it a technique that you learned? Is it steps? What transformation is there between where you were and what you’re doing Full Potential Show Episode 14 Transcript Interview with Kris Cahill – Getting to Know Yourself www.fullpotential.com
  • 4. now? What can people learn from this that they could do differently if they’re kind of in the same place that you were?Kris: Well, one of the things that I learned how to do was differentiate between my energy and other people’s energy. So, everyone has a unique energy, unique spirit, unique life force. I started learning that and seeing that “Oh, some of the stuff that I’ve been taking on as my problem, that I can’t solve. It isn’t mine.” You can never solve a problem that you didn’t create. Except, two swat cops on a plane told me once, that you can. (laughter) Right, ammunition doesn’t solve anything, it’s still there.James: That creates two problems.Kris: Yeah, it does. And I learned how to forgive and release and let go. Letting go is, oh my gGod, that is like the key. That is the most amazing thing. And to learn self love and self awareness. That’s the reason to do this. You know, it’s not about fixing anyone else. It’s about having that.James: Now, Kris, do you have some strategies or tips that you can give people that they could walk away and actually start strengthening their psychic ability or being more in touch with themselves – love and let go. What simple things did you learn that you think anybody could apply and start using?Kris: This is really, really simple ,but it is also one of the most difficult things to do in our busy lives. Give yourself space and time to be alone without any noise, without anybody’s voice, without having to do anything. And we’ve got wonderful technology, I’m just as addicted to it as anybody else. I’m on Facebook, I’m on Twitter, I’m doing my thing.James: You’re doing all that right now while we have this interview. “I’m going to twitter about this later, I know exactly what I’m going to say in 140 characters or less” (laughter)Kris: You’ve got to give yourself time and space to be alone, because that’s how you get to know you. You are the most important person in your own life, and if you become the most important energy in your own space, you have so much more to give. Otherwise, you just keep giving and giving until it’s gone.James: So, number one, give yourself some time to just reflect, with no agenda. Full Potential Show Episode 14 Transcript Interview with Kris Cahill – Getting to Know Yourself www.fullpotential.com
  • 5. Kris: Even if it’s just 10 minutes, just sit down. 10 minutes away from everybody, turn off the noise and go within. This is one of the key things that I teach in the beginning meditation class. Close your eyes, sit in a chair, have your feet flat on the floor and just allow your intention to come back from wherever it’s been and bring it within yourself and say “hello” to you, say “hello” to your body. Learn to love your body.James: Learn to acknowledge yourself, love yourself and give yourself time with no agenda.Kris: Exactly.James: Now, from there, so say, I’m there. I’m at that place. I’m giving myself that time to be alone, to love, acknowledge, “Hello, self.” Where do I go from there? When does the psychic ability and fun stuff happen? I think that everybody kind of says “You know, that’s fine. I’m healing, I’m loving.” When does the enlightenment, when does the cool stuff happen?Kris: You see, it’s really funny. If you talk to the psychics that I know, all the people that I know who do this, and I know a lot of them now. It’s not always fun. If you’re looking at yourself and you’re trying to dig out some of that resistance that you’ve been in or that negativity that you’ve been handling or that other stuff, you’re sitting in it sometimes. You need to clear it. You’re like, “My gosh, it’s so clear. There’s room to move.” So, going within and talking to yourself and being with yourself cannot be underestimated. It’s one of the biggest keys. It’s the getting to know yourself. Grounding is a big one too.James: How does somebody focus on this? Somebody who is just going from the chaotic world into a world of silence and reflection and self acknowledgement and self love, generally their thoughts are still boiling around and they’re still caught up in the day-to-day. How do you they really get somewhere? How do you get to have progress in these meditation or these reflections?Kris: Do it every day.James: Doing it every day. Full Potential Show Episode 14 Transcript Interview with Kris Cahill – Getting to Know Yourself www.fullpotential.com
  • 6. Kris: Every day, practice every day. Give yourself a few minutes a day. Maybe try it in the morning before you go to work, try it when you come home. This is a good intention, if you sit with yourself and create a connection with the earth and start to communicate within yourself, let go of what you’ve taken on. See, that’s why sitting with yourself is a huge deal, because you start to get information. This is where intuition kicks in. This is where the abilities show up. We, over time, over our lives, tend to turn them down or turn them off when we all have them as children effortlessly. Look at little kids, they see things. Their intuition, and they’re not in judgment.James: Really, this psychic ability, this connection with spirit or with this energy around us, is really about freeing the disruptive energy out of our life. Getting that out and then automatically, we already have the ability, it’s already there, it’s just obstructed. Is that what you’re saying?Kris: Well, that’s part of it. That’s a good way to put it. Part of it, too, is, and you can look at this as obstructive energy, it certainly is. But taking on other people’s pain and problems, we can’t solve them. That’s a hard one, especially for people who are compassionate. And they are natural healers. They may not even call themselves healers. They soak up everybody’s stuff. They soak up things that are not them. This is why it’s good to learn the difference between who you are and who you are not.James: I have a question. So, how do you be compassionate and not feel like you’re sucking up somebody else’s problem? I mean, when you’re compassionate, you feel for that person, you want to help. How can you still want to help when you’re not taking on that as a problem that you feel that you need to solve.Kris: That’s a good question. That’s one that a lot of people ask. It’s a matter of looking at it from a place of non-judgment. So, judgment might mean, “Oh, I need to go and help that person.” Well, there is a better way to help sometimes. Sometimes a better way to help is to not get in the way of what that person has to do to go through what they’re going through. You can offer a helping hand, but if you take the energy into your own space, it doesn’t do anything. Actually, I’ve met more people, so many people who’ve gone through major illnesses and it’s been made worse, sometimes, by the pain of the people around them. Like, imagine, Full Potential Show Episode 14 Transcript Interview with Kris Cahill – Getting to Know Yourself www.fullpotential.com
  • 7. somebody has cancer and their nearest and dearest to them is in pain because they have cancer, so it’s harder for them.James: They’re like, “Just let me have cancer and let me be. Let me do my thing.”Kris: Right, “Just let me get through this.” I had a friend who had this big thing last year, and he had to have surgery and he said to me, “I’m going to send out an email to everybody and let them know what is happening.” And I said, “Why would you want to do that?” Later on he thanked me because he had to go through it and then he told them. I knew he’d be fine, and he is fine, I just kept telling him you’re going to be fine.James: Pity can be a draining energy.Kris: It can be. It’s something that we don’t mean to be a harmful thing. We don’t mean to hurt each other. We’re trying to be kind or to help. But if you take on other people’s stuff, or give them yours, it can get in the way of what your own true energy is trying to do.James: We’ve set up a place. Now, we’ve got a space of at least 10 minutes every day. At least 10 minutes that we’re going to reflect, that we’re going to acknowledge, that we’re going to love ourselves. We’re going to not take on other people’s problems. We’re going to still be compassionate, but not soak up their negative energy or whatever they’re going through. We’re going to let that be in non-judgment, but still try to help where we can. Now, where does the good stuff happen? I know this is all good, but I’m saying, when we think of being psychic or clairvoyant or healing, we generally think in terms of something happening that’s exciting and interesting, bizarre, a little paranormal. Is that the case, or is it just same old? I mean regular living?Kris: It depends on the person. The way I started learning that I was clairvoyant and started learning how to turn it on safely was by being in intensive training for a year. That’s what it took for me. I would not be doing what I’m doing now if I hadn’t gone through that, if I hadn’t gone through a training to teach and then taught others how to do it. That’s a big deal.James: Well, Kris, maybe you can explain it’s like a psychic boot camp. What happens during that year of intensive training? What are they doing to you? Full Potential Show Episode 14 Transcript Interview with Kris Cahill – Getting to Know Yourself www.fullpotential.com
  • 8. Kris: Well, why it’s intensive is because you’re making an agreement to daily meditate for an hour. To go to class every week. To not do drugs, you have to sign an agreement. I was never doing drugs anyway, but that was part of the agreement, nobody does drugs. We don’t want anyone bringing in any negative energy. To come to at least two readings a week. The school that I went to offers student reading. It’s a very popular reading and it’s overseen by teachers. So, the students are sitting in a room and giving readings. A person can come in and get an hour- long reading for $25 or something and they’re phenomenal readings. When I was a student, and then a teacher, I was on both sides of that. It was just wonderful. They’re looking at different things, like the person’s spirit, and their aura, and their past lives, and healing, and all these different things just by being in the reading. Being in the reading when you’re a brand new reader is like trying to stay conscious. It’s intensive. And meanwhile, you’re working on different aspects of your spirit.James: So, Kris, what you’re saying is that this is not an overnight thing. This is a lot of effort to get to a point to turning on your psychic energy.Kris: I would say non-effort is the best way to go. If you go at it with effort, nothing happens. But if you go in and put the commitment in, that’s different.James: The commitment to being in that place…Kris: Yes, and not everybody who goes through that training wants to do what I’m doing. Some people are teaching. Some people give professional readings or reading spaces set up. One woman I know who was a student, and then became a colleague, is now a really well-known pet healer and psychic in Chicago. She works with the animals – that’s where her love is. She loves working with pets.James: Are you saying that, when you’re going through this process, that the intention is a very important part of the development, as well?Kris: Yes, it is. One of the biggest keys here, and this is something that I already said to you, is being able to let go, forgiveness. Huge.James: Huge. It’s such a disruptive energy, it’s a disruptive force in your life. Is that why?Kris: It’s because you’re running into where those energies have been caught in your space, and wherever you’ve been being a child, or being a victim, or being…none Full Potential Show Episode 14 Transcript Interview with Kris Cahill – Getting to Know Yourself www.fullpotential.com
  • 9. of that is going to work. It’s time to be a grown up. It’s a training about how to be an adult, in my opinion. A person is responsible for himself or herself.James: Kris, this has been absolutely fascinating. I’d love to leave our audience with something that they can start doing in their life, or just even a taste of what it means to awaken their psychic abilities. Is there any advice that you can offer? I know that we have the time for reflection and loving. What simple things could they take away from this that they could start incorporating in their life that you think would have a dramatic difference in their life, in their abilities that would start them down this path, in case they do want to start to devote a year or more to this intensive training.Kris: Well, we had a saying at this school, “Come to your senses, the senses are in the body.” When you get in your body, when you’re able to get in and love and become friends with your body and heal it, your life becomes amazing in ways that you can’t even imagine. I’ve healed myself in ways that I could never have believed that I would be able to do. Just keep doing it. So, coming to your senses. That’s a good one. If you’re having fun, you’re doing something right.James: Does that mean that also in your work you should have fun?Kris: You can. I think, and one thing that I want to say, I really feel that the recession was a great healing for so many people, because so many people were forced out of a rut. Now, it‘s not the most comfortable thing. A lot of people have gone through suffering, and are going through a lot. I’m not saying “Hurray!” But I look at it and I see it over and over in clients and students. People have had to redefine themselves. They’ve had to get honest. It’s a time to be truthful. “What is it that you really want?”James: So, you’re saying by having the recession that they’ve had to stop going down the path that was easy and start asking questions. “What do I really want? How do I want to live my life? Because it’s getting really shaken up.” So, you’re saying that could be a good thing.Kris: Things are still shaking up and I don’t think it was the easiest path - it was the unconscious path – “Let’s go shopping.” And I’ve done it too. It’s fun. However, when you’re trying to have your life be real, that’s where you have to get honest. Truthful. And it’s not up to anyone else whether it’s good or not, it’s up to you. Full Potential Show Episode 14 Transcript Interview with Kris Cahill – Getting to Know Yourself www.fullpotential.com
  • 10. James: Kris, one thing that you said, and I’d like you to put it in a more concrete form, if you can. You said that the message from your school is “Come to your senses.”Kris: That’s one of the things, yes.James: One of the things. How do we come to our senses? It sounds so esoteric in some ways, “I’m here. I’m in my senses.” Sometimes we can come to our senses and we do things that are pleasurable, but not necessarily the best for us. What is the best way to come to our senses? I guess I’m looking for a strategy or technique to do this properly.Kris: This is about getting the spirit and the body together. So bringing spirit into body, the body has the senses. I’ll use this as an example. When I’m handling a lot of energy, or I’m going through a lot, or I’m really busy, it’s hard to hear even music. I know when I’ve cleared, or I’ve managed to get my space, suddenly I can hear music, or I hear it in a way I couldn’t hear it. I can see something in a way I couldn’t see it. We get so caught up in our lives and try to make sense of things and our business and being important that we forget about the body. So, sitting with your body, listening to it, asking your senses, what do they want? What do your eyes want to see? What does your nose want to smell? What do your ears want to hear? Give that to yourself. It’s like giving a gift to your body. That’s what I mean, it’s not esoteric. It’s really basic.James: Come to your senses.Kris: Come to your senses.James: Can’t it be a little dangerous though, Kris. The eyes want to see the most beautiful thing. The ears want to hear the most beautiful thing. The senses want to feel the most beautiful thing. In some meditations, they talk about renunciations, stepping away.Kris: I’m not into that.James: Okay, so you can share some insight here. Sometimes when we give in to what the senses want, it’s not in our best interest. It’s not in our spiritual best interest, has been my experience.Kris: But that’s a judgment. Full Potential Show Episode 14 Transcript Interview with Kris Cahill – Getting to Know Yourself www.fullpotential.com
  • 11. James: That’s true.Kris: That’s judgment. That’s not true in my view or in my opinion. If you are in your body, your body does want things and you must listen to it if you want to be friends with it.James: Alright, I’m just going to throw this out there, Kris. What about lust? Your body says this is what I want to do. It’s sensual pleasure. Is that something that you should just listen to and go for?Kris: If you’re not hurting anybody, what’s wrong with it? It’s your body. Bodies need to be bodies. You’ve got to give to your body, if you’re not an out-of-control addict over something. I know that it is an addiction sort of thing that you’re referring to. I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about let your body be a body. Give it a nap. Take it to a pretty movie. Sometimes I just have to go and look at beautiful images in a movie, because I need to see eye candy. That’s what I need. I need to hear new music. I need new clothes. Give to your body.James: So, embrace the experience as long as it’s not hurting anybody. Enjoy it, just live it. Come to your senses and envelop yourself in reality. That’s what you’re saying.Kris: This is how you have your psychic ability safely. I cannot stress that enough. This is how they work. They’re in you. If you try to have them outside your body, then you can’t bring in the experience. I was taught to bring that in, and the way to do it is to make friends with and become happy with your body. You’ve got to give to your body. You’ve got to feel well. You’ve got to listen. So, for example, a lot of people are having food issues. I’ve worked with a number of different ones, and they’ve also been my fellow students too. When they start to listen to what their bodies really want, and they start to move out, the energy that’s been judging them or getting in their way, their bodies become happier. They want to lose weight. They let go or they get healthier in some way. I know that it worked for me. I didn’t have a weight thing, I had a health thing. I just didn’t have enough energy. And that’s the opposite now. I’m 51 and I don’t look it.James: No, that’s amazing.Kris: I would look a lot older than I am if I didn’t do this. I know that. Full Potential Show Episode 14 Transcript Interview with Kris Cahill – Getting to Know Yourself www.fullpotential.com
  • 12. James: Well, Kris, this has been an absolutely fascinating interview. I would love to have you on the show some other time.Kris: I’d love to come back. I appreciate it.James: Kris, is there any parting wisdom that you can share with everybody on the Full Potential Show?Kris: Have fun!James: Have fun, alright. This has been a great interview. Thank you so much, Kris.Kris: Thank you so much, James. It was wonderful to meet you face to face and to be on your show. Thanks for the interview.James: Fabulous. This is the Full Potential Show. I’m James Rick. Be sure to subscribe so that you can get more great videos like this on the Full Potential Show. We’ll see you next time.About Full Potential: The Full Potential philosophy is meant to help people operate at the best perspective in any givensituation. It is about options. It is about empowerment. Empowerment feels good. So does investing liferesources in what we truly value. If everyone was living at this level – life would be bliss. To find outmore, visit: www.fullpotential.com.About James Rick: James Rick, also known as “Mr. Full Potential,” is host of the Full Potential Show, Founder of FullPotential Academy, and author of “Unleash Your Full Potential”. James Rick started his first business atthe age of 17, currently employs more than 150 staff around the world, and his businesses havegenerated more than $5 million in revenues over the last 36 months. Full Potential Show Episode 14 Transcript Interview with Kris Cahill – Getting to Know Yourself www.fullpotential.com