This is Killing People and it HAS to Stop

I can’t tell you how many people I’ve spoken with over the years who felt they couldn’t have the life they wanted.

These people weren’t given the support or encouragement to act on their dreams. It started when they were kids, because someone they trusted with their life showed them how NOT to dream, how NOT to have a life that fills them with joy. Told them what they couldn’t have and shouldn’t do, more than what they could.

This kills dreams, which kills souls, which kills people.

It creates people who walk around like empty shells, not knowing who they are or why they’re here. They “give up” on life and wonder why everyone else can have certain things but not them. They secretly think they don’t belong here. They might go as far as creating the life they were told to, but they never really feel fulfilled because it’s not THEIR life.

Have you ever felt that way? And did you ever tell anyone?

There’s no shame in sharing this, in fact you must so you can clear the internal obstacles that are stopping you from believing that you CAN have the cake AND eat it.

Dreams are often steamrolled by people who are supposed to be our loving guardians, but not all of them are as equipped to encourage us as we’d like them to be. I’m so blessed and grateful that my parents gave me this kind of nourishment. They gave me permission to dream and act on those dreams. And it’s my mission to do the same for as many people as I can.

Take a look around you – if kids aren’t given the love, support and encouragement they need to grow into healthy, happy and fulfilled adults who feel they can have the life they dream of, then they grow up as non-believers of dreams and doubters of their true abilities. Those kids grow up to be adults who feel they’re not deserving of a beautiful life. It’s a very sad and painful existence.

It hurts my heart to see this in anyone. Especially when someone is so convinced they do not deserve a better life, because someone they looked to for guidance as a kid didn’t have the consciousness, capacity or caring to be present to their dreams.

This HAS to change. Will you help me?

Anyone can and must dream. It’s ACTING on a dream that makes the dream come to life though. Most people stop right before the action, because that’s when all the head chatter floods their minds and freezes them.

So, as members of a global family, it’s our duty as awakened, caring individuals to remind others of their greatness and their ability to create a life they deserve.

leap of faith coloring book for adultsThis is why it’s so important to me that the Niki Owl coloring book be placed in the hands of as many people as possible. It’s not just any coloring book. Its purpose is to inspire and engage the reader as they color in their own life with Niki Owl as their guide. Reminding them of their strengths, their qualities, and helping recover their love for life itself.

You could pick any other coloring book and aim for simple, mindless relaxation… 

But if you keep going back to that same old Groundhog day routine, then you’re not actively changing your mindset to HAVE a better life, and all those pretty little mandalas mean F*** ALL. I’m serious.

You want to feel better about yourself? THIS is the coloring book.
You want to remember what creativity feels like? THIS is the coloring book.
You want to recover your sense of adventure? THIS is the coloring book.
You want to help someone feel alive again? THIS is the coloring book.

Will you be the giver of Love, Joy and Imagination to someone you know is in desperate need of this kind of support?

Whether that “kid” is 8, 18, 28, 38, 48, 58, or beyond, please pick up a copy of this coloring book and make sure someone gets the chance to re-kindle their love for life.

Save a kid’s life, no matter what “age” they are. You might even save your own.

Eternally grateful,
Karin

PS: And if you need more than a handful of copies, email me.

What Happens Now?

“It’s hard to watch.”

A complete stranger said these words to me at the gym after we both watched Hillary’s concession speech. He has two young kids and he knows they don’t understand what’s going on, but I reminded him they’ll still feel whatever energy he’s feeling around this outcome, and to be mindful of his energy.

Whether you like the outcome the 2016 US elections or not, there’s something deeper going on that is giving all of us around the world an opportunity to look at for each one of us.

You probably won’t like what I’m about to say, but it has to be said.

The man had a vision…
He had a strong belief about his vision…
He kept going, against all odds…
And he succeeded.

Does the outcome of this election seem fair? Does it feel good? Probably not, for a lot of you reading this. I’ve read and heard your anger, upset, fear, concerns, shock and dismay. Trust me, I’ve had to hold myself together too…

But I have to look for the gift because that’s who I am. So here it is:

WHAT HE DID, YOU CAN DO TOO. It’s nothing “new” because we all have the ability to set an intention, go for it, and succeed.

Athletes do it all the time. Founders of multi-billion dollar companies did it from their garages. World-renowned artists appear out of nowhere like this.

But too many people have let go of their dreams, falling into mediocrity or letting other people “have power” over them. I can say this because I’ve spoken to so many people who keep themselves small, and deny their own dreams from coming true… It’s shocking, and it needs to change.

THIS IS YOUR WAKE UP CALL.

This is your opportunity to step it up in your life, focus on what it is you really want and STOP blaming anyone or anything else for what’s not working in your life. Stop making excuses, no matter how legitimate they might seem. You really are the master of your destiny, if you choose to be.

Those people saying they’d leave the country if he got elected? How many are forgetting to finish their sentence with “because I always dreamed of living in (My Dream Country) anyway.”

Seriously? That’s the justification to finally go do something they always wanted to do? Okay, well go do it then. But do it because you really want to, not out of knee-jerk reaction.

Yes, he stirred the pot for all us, around the world. But any time you shake things up, you actually get to see what’s been hidden from view.

The hidden gift of contrast is the powerful desire it stirs up to act on what we want.

And maybe, just maybe… that was his Master Plan all along. Maybe that’s his idea of making the country “great again” because too many people have forgotten their own personal greatness. Again, I say this from hearing other people play to their smallness. And we are ALL mighty beings if we let ourselves believe it.

Again, you may not want to hear this, but be really honest with yourself for a moment:

Are you really living up to your dream life? Or did you get complacent, fall into mediocrity, let someone else “have power” over your reality? Do you tell yourself “I can’t” more than “I can”?

I’m on the side of making dreams come true. It’s my life’s mission to encourage and uplift, even at the darkest moments. For some of you it feels really dark right now, and I get it. I want you to know I’m here for you.

If you feel like tunneling into fear, call me. Or call anyone you see as a mentor, guide, coach, someone who will help you focus on your personal power. I really care about everyone living their best life, and I can’t say it enough.

So, what happens now?

What happens now is this: You decide if you want to pick up that vision of your life that you’ve been slacking on or disbelieving, and actually LIVE IT. It might take some heavy lifting, but it can be done. Again, I’m here for you.

The sooner you get through the pain and ache of this outcome, the sooner you’ll pick yourself up and get to what really matters to you and DO IT, because that’s the true impact you have on your own life. Create your future, because that’s the power YOU have.

But please, whatever you do, act from inspiration, not desperation. Act with grace, not with a grudge.

I really hope you’ll make that call for yourself. Whoever you call upon, I also hope you’ll say these words with passion and inspired determination:

“GAME ON, DREAM LIFE. FUCKING GAME ON.”

This is your life. Get living it.

With Love and Determination,
Karin