How Can You Tell When a Blonde is Making Chocolate Chip Cookies?

By Kelly Sullivan Walden, co-author of Dreaming Heaven

Question: How can you tell when a blonde is making chocolate chip cookies?
Answer: There are M&M shells all over the kitchen floor.

One of my biggest fears has always been caught being the stereotypical dumb blonde— not knowing something I’m “supposed” to know, when I’m “supposed” to know it. So, I’ve either overcompensated by always having a quick retort to any and all questions—or I’ve undercompensated by wearing the mask of the airhead to create enough smoke and mirrors to distract people from seeing the real me.

Many moons before I even knew there was a blonde stereotype, I used to be an incredibly shy kid. It took a lot for me to open up and feel comfortable with people…especially “strangers.” I was the type to cling to my mother’s leg… long after it was fashionable. Growing up, I cringed when someone would ask me a question I didn’t know the answer to. When my mind would draw a blank I’d blaze scarlet, feeling stupid, as I scanned for the nearest hole to crawl in. Not knowing the answer made me feel like I was caught with my pants down, with my hand in the cookie jar…all at the same time!

To avoid this hell realm, I’ve studied a great deal, sought answers, and chased the elusive carrot of “If I know enough, am smart enough, or at least can talk fast enough, I’ll be safe and no one will know how inadequate I really am and they won’t be able to hurt me.”

When Lee, Gini, and Frank told us (and I paraphrase), “Of all the plazas thus far, the Plaza of Air poses the biggest challenge, because most people are attached with a kung fu grip to their thoughts and beliefs.”

I could see how, as open minded as I claimed to be, admitting “I don’t know” or worse, “I’m wrong” seemed like digging my own grave (but not nearly as much fun as the grave I dug back at the Plaza of Earth.)

I remembered a conversation I had with the amazing Byron Katie, about having “open-minded surgery,” and how liberating it can be when we “lose our minds,” and examine our beliefs…and let them go if they aren’t serving us.

I also know that it is believed by neuroscientists that at any given moment, there are approximately two million bits of information available to perceive. But, most of us are only capable of perceiving (at most) nine bits of information at any given moment. You don’t have to be a mathematical genius to realize that there is more going on in this big, beautiful world than we have eyes to see, ears to hear, or minds to calculate.

In the Plaza of Air, I vowed to open my mind in favor of the higher truth.

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This is an excerpt from Dreaming Heaven  by Gini Gentry, Lee McCormick, Francis Rico and Kelly Sullivan Walden.  It is published by Hay House (Sept, 2013) and will be available at bookstores or online at

Kelly Sullivan Walden
Kelly Sullivan Walden is the co-author of Dreaming Heaven:The Beginning is Near (Hay House),  the powerful JourneyBook, DVD and meditation that enables you to walk in her footsteps along with her fellow guides as they take you on a journey to your authentic self by following the pathways of the great mystery school at Teotihuacan, Mexico, first created by the Toltec masters thousands of year ago. Kelly is  the author of seven books, including the Bestseller, It’s All In Your Dreams, and Dream Oracle Cards. Walden is a certified clinical hypnotherapist, inspirational speaker and founder of Dream-Life Coach Training.  Blogger for the Huffington Post, Kelly is also a regular dream expert on FOX news, she hosts the radio show, The D-Spot, and she’s recently been seen on Dr. Oz and the Ricki Lake Show. Currently in production of a Dream TV pilot about her unique work, Kelly, her husband Dana, and dogs Shadow and Lola are dreaming heaven in enchanted Topanga Canyon, CA. To find out more and receive free dream gifts, go to: and

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