“Whatever energy you put out to the universe is the energy that comes back to you.”
Hello Love! I’m Kari.
In 2013, I found myself at the climax of what had been an unprecedented period of negativity in my life. For five long years, I was a shadow of my former self. The confident, bubbly, enthusiastic woman that I prided myself as being, faded away as if she was never anything other than a figment of my imagination.
You see, I’d left my well-paying job in Ohio, and uprooted to South Carolina because of a job opportunity for my husband. While the move was a fantastic decision for his career, my career went down-hill faster than I could ask, “What the hell just happened?”
In August 2013, I came across the movie The Secret.
Someone had previously given me a copy of the book, which I had glanced at once or twice but never actually finished. All I knew about The Secret was that it had something to do with the secret to happiness, and after all of the failure and disappointment in the last few years of my life, nothing sounded better than the possibility (however remote) of experiencing happiness again.
By the end of the movie, I was flabbergasted.
How in the hell had this secret escaped me for so long? Why had I not realized, or read, or been told that despite all of life’s happenings, I controlled my thoughts, therefore I controlled my happiness?
It was as if I’d been sitting in the dark for the last five years, and someone strolled along and switched on the lights for me. I felt this weird surge of empowerment. I finally understood that I’d been trying to change my life with external changes–new jobs, new businesses, wanting to move back to Ohio, etc.
But in reality, it was my mindset and soul that needed the change.
That was the first night that I realized the true power of my thoughts.
I realized for the first time that my thoughts mold my reality. I made it my daily mission to push out more positive, optimistic thoughts with a goal of creating a better me.
I write this story of mine as a way to show you that you can change your life if you can change your mindset.
It takes time. It takes effort. But it is possible.
If you’ve never read, listened to, or watched The Secret, I highly suggest you do so. The book is available at most major bookstores. The movie is available on Netflix. You can get the audio version of the book on Audible–which I highly suggest so that you can listen anytime you need a pick me up.
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