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What are we doing here?

by Karen Garvey on 11/03/17

Before you were born, while you were still experiencing your soul’s natural altruistic, joyful, limitless, blissful state, you made a very well contemplated decision to leap into this body.  Not only did you believe you could achieve your soul’s intention, but you also believed that you could make this place better.  When we land here, however, we experience earth amnesia, an inability to readily recall all of our eternal memories.  This amnesia sets us up for the long journey back to remembering.

There are four unique vehicles for discovery on earth that cannot be explored in other realms.  These tools are a major reason we leapt in the first place!  They can be frustrating, mystical, alluring, demanding, archaic, incomprehensible, dogged, liberating, and off-putting, but they work.  They get us engaged in the process of growth, so much so that even our unwillingness to engage creates growth.

Over the next months, we’re going to explore these vehicles, what they are, why they work, and how to use them to your advantage.  The insights you receive will lift the heavy barrier of resistance that you may have forged against these tools, allowing you to make them your ally once and for all.  We’ll uncover the magnificence of each vehicle for discovery as well as address tips about how to make each a beneficial opportunity rather than a force of resistance.

The first of the four vehicles for discovery in the physical realm is TIME.  Since its value as a tool for discovery is so vast, the topic will be covered in two essays, this one and next month’s.

As quantum physics has wonderfully proven, time as we know it does not exist.  However, since it seems to exist in the physical realm, it must be purposeful.  Think about the earth realm as a laboratory for discovery where microscopic shifts can occur.  In the energy realm, advances can be broader, perhaps less detailed.  When a soul wants to integrate a discovery, it benefits the soul to have an opportunity to study and examine it closely, in detail.  Time provides this opportunity.  Waiting provides this opportunity.  Remembering provides this opportunity.  Anticipation provides this opportunity.

Most humans live as though time is their endless enemy.  They resist their age.  They covet days gone by.  They live with regret for past actions or inactions.  They think happiness is a year away, or when vacation arrives, or when they have a baby, or when they retire, or when this report is completed.  Let’s look at some tips on how to turn that tendency around to make time your ally: 

Accept your Eternal Nature

This physical journey is just one slice in your perpetual being.  This piece is one stroke on the canvas of your soul’s existence.  It is one beautiful addition to your soul’s awakening and your increasing perpetual joy.  When you allow this fact to guide you, you can take time less seriously.  You’ll know that this lifetime is a fantastic voyage in its own right, yet all of the beauty of its existence will remain within you forever.  Just as your memories from your past comprise you, the memories of this lifetime will comprise your soul eternally.

Care for Your Body 

It’s pretty simple.  Take care of the vehicle and the vehicle will take care of you.  Eat and exercise intuitively.  There’s a magical, ever-evolving equation of self-care that keeps you running at optimal health, fitness, and mental acuity.  You have a powerful sense of how foods, drinks, supplements, medications, etc. affect you.  You also have a pronounced ability to sense when the pros or cons of ingesting anything in particular can change over time as your body’s needs evolve.  

The same holds true for exercise.  At some point during my private Enlightenment Power Groups, I often intuit for each member what the most suitable and sustainable forms of exercise are that can help him or her maintain or reach harmonious body fitness.  The “answers” that arise are received with such resonance from members that they can realize why some previous attempts at fitness have failed.  My intuition is, perhaps, highly developed, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t attune to your own optimal program. Accept your intuition.  Regardless of how many books you read or people you listen to, you are your own personal expert.


Are you afraid to get old?  Why?  Are you afraid that you will be unhealthy?  Are you afraid the best is over?  Are you afraid you will become dependent?  Are you afraid your looks will fade or you will become less desirable?  An enlightened soul knows that even though time passes, the body can support the entire journey.  The mind can support the entire journey.  Any body disharmony at any age is a message to help you become aware of an area in which you may be separating from something that matters on a soul level.  Understand and implement the message.  Scratch your misbelief that a body must deteriorate.  Eliminate the concept that frailty comes with age.  Wipe out the idea that you will not remain attractive throughout life (more on this topic next month).  Let your body support you for this entire physical journey.

Death?  What about it?  

All people die.  They live.  They die.  In the miraculous scheme of the universe, it all matters because it contributes to the never-ending growth and awakening of the individual as well as the awakening of souls collectively.  Fearing death will not stop it … it’s going to happen anyway.  So why not enjoy this time?  Immerse yourself in the physical.  Enjoy your senses.  Eat with pleasure.  Listen raptly.  See.  Be.  Smell.  Love.  Flirt.  Dance.  Be confident.  Fear less.  And know that in the eternal, souls do not feel attached to the number of years that they experience a physical lifetime; they care about how those years were spent.  How far along the path of your soul’s intent can you travel in this lifetime?  

Every age is a good age.  Every day is a good day.  Every year is a great year.  Every lifetime is a wondrous lifetime.

Blast Regret

What about your past do you wish you could have done differently?  Do you regret not following a particular pursuit?  Hurting someone?  Not standing up for yourself?  Every instance you regret an action or inaction, you petrify that moment in time.  Your perception of that moment then has the possibility of creeping into the present reality and skewing its beauty.  

Instead, discover something wonderful in the things that you regret.  Find the advantage that your action or inaction had for yourself and/or others.  The past happened.  In earth terms, it is finite. In eternal terms, it is fluid.  Your perception of it affects the present - perceive it from the perspective of its benefits and move on.

Next month, we’ll look at several other ways time stimulates the growth of the soul, but for now, remember time is on your side, if you let it be.


We're gonna need a bigger boat

by Karen Garvey on 10/05/17

For a decade, I have been predicting a palpable increase in the positive level of awareness of humanity.  I recognized that the shift was increasing at an accelerated rate, thus becoming more visible and attainable by more people more quickly.   That’s great news!  And all you have to do is open your window, your mind, or your heart to see prolific evidence of this shift.

However, there’s a downside, too.  Since the greatest catalyst for change is negativity or pain, and since most people habitually live within a negative range below the line, the perception of an increase in pain will be the primary catalyst for individuals to become aware of more evolved ways of thinking, being, or acting.  Challenge is a knock at the door asking us to remember important eternal wisdom that we may have forgotten.

The universe’s knocks can come in an infinite variety of packages, from disease and injury, to death of a loved one, to crime, terrorism, floods, earthquakes, political discord, loss of job, loss of a home, a breakup, a fire, a near-death experience, acts of hate, etc.  The knocks can come through mass events, or individual experiences.  They can come through a familiar path or something brand new.

We are increasingly seeing the variety in which the knocks are delivered.  Not one challenge is sweeping across the world, but just about every imaginable challenge.

The reason for the palpable increase in worldwide challenge is to give more wake up opportunities to more people.  It’s not punishment nor it is isolated.  The acceleration of global enlightenment is creating a heightened rush of chances for everyone to unite.

The world as we once knew it is evolving.  For those who have integrated fundamental timeless truths, the new paradigm for success will be abundance, as well as harmonious relationships with the planet, with others, with romantic partners, with our bodies, and mostly, with ourselves.  These basic truths are:

- We are one.

- What you think, feel, believe, plus the subsequent actions you take based on these energies, is how you create your physical reality.  

- The only thing that matters is love.

- Self-love is the foundation of all success.

- Hate AND fear are the absence of love, thus hate and fear create all chaos.

Over the years, I have probably worked with or presented to tens of thousands of people whose primary goal is to become happier.  Once the first moment of awareness occurs, many insatiably pursue unlocking their inner wisdom and eternal knowledge, understanding that this path is the path to happiness.

The thing is though, due the accelerating nature of this shift, we don’t have the luxury of taking the leisurely route to remember what we knew or we’ll wind up in the quagmire of chaos with those still asleep.  As the stormy seas are churning up, more people will get tossed from their ships and more ships will get battered in the waves.  The life raft is enlightenment.  Awakeness will keep you afloat.  

That means it’s time to step up.  Know what you know.  Stop resisting your own burgeoning wisdom.  Remember that you are fully worthy and lovable.  Remember that you are powerful.  Remember that you are the creator and the co-creator of your reality.  Just step up and remember it.  

You are not perfect.  You are not finished.  You will never be either.  So remember, without guilt or reservation, that you are wholly awesome.  Discard lingering shame or regret and live to be the unstoppable, limitless soul that you really are. 

Because now more than ever, those flailing in the waters of chaos need a life raft.  They need someone to pull them into the enlightenment raft and navigate to calmer seas.  They need someone who has remembered life’s truths to be a beacon in the darkness.

YOU ARE THAT PERSON. Step up to be the point of light that you are.

And the really good news is that, because of the process of accelerating enlightenment, the numbers of people who will experience their first wake up moment will increasingly increase!  That, of course, means we’re gonna need a bigger boat. 


by Karen Garvey on 09/06/17

Why does happiness so often elude us?

The basic answer is that we are conditioned to set our priorities according to others’ standards at a very young age.  As these standards are narrated to us (subtly or overtly), our belief system about our worthiness and about what is possible begins to become contorted.  The reason this process so thoroughly separates us from our innate ability to be happy is because every person on earth has one singular commonality - the birthright to be loved and valued and appreciated.  When we are rejected, abused, judged, ignored, criticized, or neglected, our instincts to win back love kicks in.  Why?  Because we deserve to be loved.

You can spend decades revisiting your past to determine where you separated from happiness, but all you’re really doing is postponing your happiness again.  The analysis and resultant comprehension can be quick: it need not be an endless undertaking.  You can BUILD happiness beginning any moment in your life, real, sustainable, true happiness.

I know because I did it.  And then I taught thousands of others how to achieve it.

From this overflowing abundance of knowing how it feels to be happy on a regular basis, I am continually inspired to help others to feel this way.  Happiness can be learned.  And you can learn it.  Although I poured four years plus a vast amount of suggestions and exercises into my online course to teach happiness (Happyin90.com - Guaranteed!), I’d like to summarize seven essential points to jumpstart your success.

1. Accept that you are capable of perpetual happiness.

The reason that the self-help industry earns billions is because most people want insights into becoming happy, but they don’t really know how to integrate them.  Our state of being is relatively habitual.  We live within a vibrational range of experiences and emotions that magnetically pull us back to the same state over and over again.  The first step in elevating this range is to believe that you are capable of elevating this range.

2.  Understand that there is no one path to happiness.

Whether information is coming from a guru, master, enlightened one, shyster, convert, or religion, each will tout the merits of their version of the path.  Is there any ONE that is 100% the right path for everyone?  Absolutely not.  Is there one that absolutely brings forth incontrovertible universal wisdom?  No.

The best wisdom out there is information that ignites your love of self and encourages independent thinking.

3.  Believe that, regardless of your background, you can reconnect to your happiness birthright right now.

We all have highly unique journeys.  Some are more painful than others, and some leave more scars than others.  Your journey is specific to you.  It was co-created (by you, the universe, your guides) to give the best possibility of igniting your true, limitless power.  You CAN cut the cord that a painful past has over you when you are willing to accept that you can.  

4.  Comprehension is liberating.

Understanding your past has value, not to blame anyone or to stay within the vibration of the past, but rather to help you understand how you separated, to some level, from your innate happiness.  Until you make that link, it’s understandable that you would feel responsible for your own unhappiness.  You are not responsible for what happened that separated you from your best path, but you are responsible for your choices from this second on.

5.  Quiet your mind.

Meditating is not the only way, so don’t give up if that’s not your pleasure.  Know though, it is essential to quiet your mind on a regular basis.  That’s how you cut through the sludge you have been taught.  I’m happy to intuitively help you find the best methods for you to quiet your mind.  My intuition is limitless and acts as your shortcut. 

6.  Honor your intuition.

While a quiet mind is the surest pathway to intuit information, valuing and growing your intuition in any and every way possible will immensely contribute to your happiness.  If you’d like a boost, attend my events, watch my videos, and read my books and essays.

7.  Give yourself permission to have fun and to play.

Although we are largely conditioned to be hyper-responsible, fearful, and over-scheduled, our happiness abounds when we allow ourselves to live in awe and playfulness.  We are entitled to be free of worry.

You have one shot at this specific lifetime.  Why not choose to be bursting with happiness during it?

Know Me

by Karen Garvey on 08/07/17

As a conduit to guides, I can attune to information that is valuable, timeless, and inspirational.  It consistently cuts through the haze of human amnesia and allow us to remember that which we have forgotten - that which we knew before we were born.

In order to help you continue to tap into your own soul’s wisdom, I have channeled a message from your guide.  The message is worth remembering:

From Your Forever Guide With Love:

I guide you from the moment you awaken, until the moment you go to sleep.  I guide you from the moment you were born, until the moment that you die.  I never separate from you.  My guidance is in your strength; it’s within your wisdom, and it’s within your knowingness.  It’s within your mistakes; it’s within what you see as your shortcomings.  My guidance is there when you sleep.  My guidance is there in my love for you.  Often, your lowest moments are the times that you feel me, and know me, and see me, and sense me the most.  I never, ever separate or disappear from your life.  In the happy times, and not so happy times, I am there by your side.  I may seem energetically more significant to you when you are feeling unhappy, or disempowered, or sad, because it is important that you know how loved you are, and how much I will never ever, ever, ever leave you, that I am by your side, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

Sometimes when you are feeling the most happy, and the most ecstasy and bliss in your own happiness, when you feel those celebratory moments, you can also sense my being there with you, celebrating, throwing confetti, helping you ride the wave of goodness of what it feels like to be the soul that you really are.  I have shared all of these moments with you, and I will always have these shared experiences with you.  My goal is to have more of those celebratory moments with you, and fewer of those pained moments, because I want you to remember and re-experience what it is like to be a pure soul without any human encumbrances.  

Let this guidance in.  You are never alone.  The greatest peace came to me in my own journey when I remembered this truth.  Please remember it for yourself, too, and enjoy all the powerful signs, support, tenderness, happy prods, and wisdom it provides.  Enjoy your guides; you have many and they all feel the same way - they want you to know them and they will always be there for you.  

Step it Up

by Karen Garvey on 07/06/17

If you think about your worst childhood moments, there is a vibration associated with that experience.  Think about it.  You can almost feel the body’s reaction.  It’s as if your cells hole up in steel containers, just trying to protect themselves from the happenings.  You may remember a mixture of alertness, avoidance, resistance, fear, anger, helplessness, or confusion - a toxic cocktail that destroys harmony.  Whether you experienced that dreadful vibration once, twice, or many times throughout childhood, on some level of consciousness you remember that vibration.

The more often you returned to that vibration as a child, the more likely you are to return to that vibration as an adult.  You do not necessarily recreate the exact experiences, but you duplicate the effect of the experience.  

As I observe clients on the brink of increased happiness, I also observe self-sabotage that accompanies the new joy.  It’s as if the body continually attempts to echo that familiar vibration of childhood.  The new level of contentment is unfamiliar, therefore, the client has no paradigm for how to live to that level.  

Hard to believe, but true!  It’s difficult for us to accept, and live in, new levels of happiness. The process takes time, focus, and determination. 

To step into that new energy space and stay there, certain fundamental changes can pave the way:

1.  Believe that you have the right to live there.  Believe that you have the birthright to happiness, fulfillment, joy, love, and abundance.  There is nothing that you have ever done, or not done, that removes that birthright.

2.  Fundamentally work toward increasing your love of self.  Self-love is the foundation for all success.  The book, Begin Here, is a great start.

3.   Envision yourself being happier.  Take the time to imagine what that looks like, feels like, and sounds like.

4.  Find ways to enjoy peace without volatility.  Oddly, some “bodies” find peace boring, therefore, they unconsciously shake things up and invite in drama.  The drama contains an energy reminiscent of the vibration of childhood chaos. 

5.  Reset your reference point.  Establish goals that are based on achieving peace and abundance, then celebrate their achievement.

6.   Discover new ways to get your pulse pumping.  Repeatedly revisiting the vibrations of fear, disempowerment, and anger give the body a “surge.”  That surge can accidentally be linked with feeling alive.  In order to actively choose a happier vibration, you want to reconnect “the links” by associating a surge with healthy stimuli.  Some examples might be decidedly helping others and getting a rush from their successes, physical adventures or exercise, creating something, public speaking, trying something new that takes courage, etc. 

7.  Recruit a happiness buddy.  Swap encouragements.  Use each other to celebrate living in a higher vibration, and use each other as support allies when the lure of the old vibration is compelling.  Let your buddy guide you past old powerful, self-defeating habits. 

8.  Our journey here on earth is to continually seek a return to the vibrational energy of love, from which we are each derived.  The earth realm has complex vehicles that make navigating our way back to that vibration very difficult but, ultimately, we each make our way there - maybe not in this lifetime, but at some point.  Make it easier on yourself to get there by setting that phenomenal, blissful vibration as your destination. 

You can do it.  I believe in you.  You deserve to be happy.  When you step into new levels of happiness, agree with me by staying there :-)

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