This defining moment in my life happened on Jan 30, 2011.
I got a call from my mom saying my older brother Derek had just passed away from an allergic reaction to a prescription drug. I was playing University Volleyball in B.C Canada at the time and hopped on the next flight to get home. Everything I knew about life changed in an instant. This was most definitely the hardest moment of my life so far, but it also set things in motion to lead me to where I am today.
I had so many signs from my brother during my early grief, (not to mention the intuition and uncontrollable tears I had right before I found out he had passed away), so I knew that there had to be more to existence than just our physical self.
This began my journey into spirituality, spending any extra time I had on researching, reading, or studying different methods that would help me make sense of life.
I also finally understood all those cliché quotes that tell us “life happens fast”.
In an instant, my perspective about life shifted drastically... I didn’t want to spend any more time unhappy or doing things I wasn’t 100% in love with.
So I dropped out of University and left my volleyball scholarship behind to live out so many of my dreams! I started checking off a bunch of ideas from my Bucket List, met amazing people around the world and learned how to smile and laugh again after being weighed down by all the heaviness and grief.
I was traveling in search of answers but in the search I found myself.
My TRUE self.
The Self that is divine bliss. Filled with joy and love. Totally embracing each moment, in awe of the world and the beings within it, living with purpose.
My year of travel brought me more experiences and lessons than I could’ve ever imagined (like living out a lifelong dream of working with elephants, scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, skydiving over the ocean) and it just added to the deep knowing in my soul that I was meant for something more than struggle and a “normal” routine .
In between my travels though I encountered a few more hardships.
I was raped (something I bottled up and hid from people for quite some time), and I hit black ice while driving across Canada in the winter, causing me to flip twice and then roll four times.
Both of these experiences added to the list of things I didn’t necessarily want to deal with, but I had to. There was no other option! I understood that I was being faced with the choice of “handle it and learn from it, or forever remain stuck”.
I was tired of all the grief, unworthiness, self-doubt, and insecurities that I felt...
I was tired of the negative patterns and the emotional rollercoasters. I didn’t want to fall back into a dark hole and feel stuck or hopeless, so every time I was faced with a challenge I embarked on more studying, learning, and applying until I eventually found my way through it.
In 2017 I took another solo trip – this time to India to find healing in a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training, Meditation Training, and a Reiki Practitioner 1 & 2 Certification. Then after six months of studying and immersion in India and Sri Lanka, I returned home I began my Certifications to become a Holistic Mindset Coach, Meditation and Mindfulness Coach, Reiki Master, and Quantum Healer.
Through my journey I have encountered many things, both good and bad.
I totally overcame my past, re-wrote my beliefs to transform my life and I aligned with my inner strength and purpose! Then I started teaching women how to do the same: I watched as their past lost its power, and as their confidence, self-worth and happiness skyrocketed!
I have made a commitment to dedicate the rest of my professional life to helping other women break out of cycles of pain and trauma, release old struggles and stories from the past, and eliminate insecurities, self-doubt, and anxiety in order to FINALLY live their truth.
Since then, I’ve coached hundreds of women and been featured in multiple media outlets for my compassion and authenticity. I lived my dream of ditching the 9-5 to start my own company, Being Karmic, where I inspire, empower and heal thousands while traveling and experiencing the world.
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