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About Kathleen Stilwell

Kathleen Stilwell is a dreamer, researcher, and writer. She is in awe of the transforming power of courage, kindness and imagination. Kathleen created the website Born Outside the Box to share her own experience of whatever this reality is. It is also a place to share the work of other writers who speak of things that resonate with her soul.

As a lifetime seeker of wisdom, vision, truth and integrity, Kathleen wandered through religions, philosophies, psychologies, natural and energy healing instruction, shamanic wisdom, and mystery teachings with side trips down rabbit holes of global control systems, secret space programs, hidden histories, and so on. In the meantime, she was learning all sorts of practical skills, holding down a variety of day jobs, and creating random works of art.

When her son was born, a most sacred journey, filled with incredible challenge and inspiration, began. He was raised outside of the traditional education system and, together, they traveled through many adventures where their worlds fell apart over and over. Today he reminds her that among the things he learned growing up was that genuine love has backbone and has the courage to face anything. He also learned that the center of any storm is the place to stand, and if we can remain still as the chaos settles, new opportunity opens up before our eyes.

The things posted here are in the spirit of having a conversation, not in the spirit of asking anyone to believe anything. We don’t need belief systems. We need questions, imagination and creativity. And we need lots of love rooted in integrity.

Our words and actions are our sacred power, dynamically affecting the experience of the whole planet. Together, we are creating this wild adventure.

I write here to honor this adventure, to honor the great gathering of souls, spanning all age groups, who are scattered across the planet.

Together, we have the opportunity to reshape this world through our words and our actions, through our tears, our precious humor and through our love.

This site reflects my personal focus on individual responsibility, love that has courage at its core, and a soul anarchy — the understanding that we don’t need (and can’t be free if we seek or accept) masters or saviors. We do, however, humbly learn from one another and find amazing souls who inspire us to remember who we really are.

Thank you for being here at this time and for sharing in this grand adventure of transformation.

~ Kathleen

Some favorite quotes:

“You gotta be it to see it.” ~  Source unknown

“Everybody is a genius.  But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~  Albert Einstein

“I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to make sure.” ~ Source unknown

“Kind words can be brief and simple, yet they echo in our memories forever.” ~  Chinese Proverb

“Never apologize for acts of faith.” ~ Alan Cohen

“I might have been born yesterday, but I stayed up late studying.” ~ Source unknown

“Don’t ever wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it.” ~ Unknown

“I am, by calling, a dealer in words; and words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

“My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.” ~ Nikola Tesla

“Too much of a good thing is wonderful.” ~  Mae West

“Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.”  ~ Ben Hecht

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