We had the good fortune of connecting with Karly VanEvery and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Karly, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I’m from Brantford, and the Six Nations Reserve. Born into an Indigenous culture, with family living on the reserve, I found it to be one of the most blessed upbringings. I absolutely love, and respect my culture, and my family who raised me. My grandma is my best friend, and I just love how open about spirituality my whole family is. It warms my heart to share that my grandparents, parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles and just a lot of my family always has been open to spirituality. That has been a key component to my upbringing, in harnessing that as a natural way of living. It especially helped as my mediumship developed over the course of my teenage years. I think the greatest gift of my upbringing and background has been that the closest people in my life have always seen me for me, and supported me with love. That allowed me to be who I am today. I couldn’t do it without all of them, and the integral connection we share in this life. I love my family, and my culture, and the lands that keep us well.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I was reading a book titled ‘The Voice of Knowledge’ by Don Miguel Ruiz today, and there was a section on art. Don mentioned art as consciousness… as a living being that moves through every single one of us. I like to honour art that way, and I think it paints a very beautiful picture. It allows me to connect to what is wanting to express through me by my present desire of what I want to create. Lately, that has been YouTube content. I started my YouTube channel back in December of 2020, because I wanted to upload readings and just create for the sake of creating. I love setting up the studio and vibe for the video, much like I enjoy producing music (I’ve done one song, but that’s all it took for me to realize how much I love it). It’s like my heart see’s this vision, and then the ideas populate, and then I follow the flow by how I feel. It’s one of the best feelings ever. Any YouTube content that I want to create (which is usually the uplifting content, or tools that have helped me personally, or energy readings, or marketing) always feels good for me. I’d say I’m proud of myself for just the fact that I keep on going. I honour my natural rhythms and process, and if I feel called to switch something up, I honour that. The reason why I do anything and everything I create from my business to the YouTube content I share, to the content I post on Instagram stories, to producing music… it’s because it feels really good in my heart, and it’s also because I enjoy sharing what feels good, feels real and feels uplifting naturally. I love the genuine connection with people that comes from that space. I find it unmatched, and yet… whole-hearted. That’s the space that I look to live from day in and out. Whether it is a client who I share a space with for an hour, or someone who I meet on Instagram, or artists in a studio, it’s always about what feels like peace, what feels like harmony, what feels best here, what direction can I/we go in based off of a feeling in spaces of integrity, safety, appreciation and sacredness and whole-heartedness. Let’s have the best life experience, while feeling good in being who we are truly, and whole-heartedly. That’s it for me!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love this question! I actually did have two of my bestie’s over recently so this is so timely. I personally opt for Toronto/Hamilton/GTA area, as it’s all (in my head) relative to me right now. We definitely do the Korean Grill House on Queen Street in Toronto for the experience, and follow it up with some bubble tea! That is sooo good. Honestly, we just vibe and go with the flow. I know last time they were here, we did Pizza Nova, with 3 different flavours and just shared with each other while eating it in a parking lot on the car trunk. It’s just those moments where you’re just living and enjoying the time with the people you love, and the people that get you. We would do Freshii, some home-cooked meals (because my bestie’s make incredible food), and we always go down to the water. To be specific – the Lakeshore Waterfront in Toronto, and probably Bayfront Park in Hamilton. We’ll probably meditate, hang out in a nature a lot, listen to throwbacks like Wonderwall by Oasis, early 2000’s R&B and just showing each other music that we’ve all been vibing too. There’s lots of laughs together, lots of deep talks (until 3 or 4 am), and just shared appreciation, and there’s always good music and celebrations.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Oh jheeze. The first book that enters into my heart right now is “Weavers of Light” by Krow Fischer and Wendy Murdoch. Co-created by both of these lovely ladies, and a group known as The Council Of Elders. That book carried me in very deep and real ways (for which I appreciate so much) and allowed me access of remembrance to who I am and why I am, just as a human being.

Website: https://karlyvanevery.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karlyvanevery/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWVK6cvX5FIjWIXnD9-TJxw

Image Credits
Melissa Moffat

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