Karen Rudolf's Posts (42)

How Are YOU Making an IMPACT in the World??

http://www.zetaglobalradio.com/blog/how-can-you-make-an-impact-for-yourself-and-others

 

I'm grateful for the opportunity to spread more ...love <3 The Ripple!!

 

https://smile.amazon.com/Ways-Create-Ripple-Karen-Rudolf-ebook/dp/B07614HRHX/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

I look forward to your comments and reviews.   In much gratitude, Karen

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5 Ways to Create a Ripple Review

…” Karen has thoughtfully assembled a delightful set of guideposts and lamp lights to channel personal energy toward a happy place in everyone's personal life. This Five Pointed Star is a personal approach that can radiate to the lives of people nearby, as well as the person within. A thoughtful presentation, and a great read from a uniquely masterful intellect.”  RC II 

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5 ways to Create A Ripple (Ebook)

…” Karen has thoughtfully assembled a delightful set of guideposts and lamp lights to channel personal energy toward a happy place in everyone's personal life. This Five Pointed Star is a personal approach that can radiate to the lives of people nearby, as well as the person within. A thoughtful presentation, and a great read from a uniquely masterful intellect.”  RC II 

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5 Keys

If you read these 5 keys over and over, as if you’ll be tested on the material tomorrow, you will transform your life. Because, actually, you will be tested tomorrow…and each and every day. We all are. These 5 keys are not just words to read…these are not just notions to consider…you’ll want to chew on them until you can taste them…swallow them until you can feel them residing in you. This will prepare you for the test. Life’s test question: “Do I make a difference?”

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What is Creativity?

Where Good Ideas Come From by Steve Johnson

I love his great dipiction of what exites us creatives to expand , connect and make a difference.

Enjoy the vision!

Another one of my favorite TED talks:  

A Crash Course in Creativity : Tina Seegil

     I've taken  her course and loved it!  Enjoy this as well! 

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Game based discovery Wows'

"Novelists, philosophers, and therapists all know that character is destiny: you become what you are. Karen offers a great way to discover just what that is.

With her superb facilitation skills, she opens the door to a game-based journey of discovery and invites you to look deeply into yourself, your relationships, and, yes, your destiny.
Imagine — a safe, fun, and insightful experience, so engaging, that it’s over before you know it. You can be sure you’ll see a new and clearer picture of yourself than you’ve ever seen before. Do it with colleagues, do it with family, do it with people you don’t even know. But most especially, do it with Karen” 

Tim Hurson
Author: Never Be Closing and Think Better

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Burning Desire to Grow and Expand....

 "Karen Rudolf~… Some call Her Mentor…Some call Her International Leader…Some call Her a Source of Strength AND Guidance. I Call Her “ALL of the Above”…AND I Call Her Coach! I have heard it said “Even Coaches Need Coaches!”… We ARE Human After All. AND It IS BEcause of Karen that I AM Who I AM Today AND Where I AM Today; The Architect of The Inspirational Vortex™, Embarking on My Journey as an Inspirational Speaker AND Coach! I Strongly Urge Anyone Who Has a Burning Desire to Grow BEyond Themselves to Seek out This Force Called Karen Rudolf! You’ll BE Truly Grateful that You Did. W

ith ALL My Heart, Namaste Coach!"

Bobby James www.UrPerfect.Life

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Learning to Bounce Back more quickly

After an hour session with Karen:   "I feel more calm in stressful situations: able to bounce back more quickly from stressful situations; more willing to ask for help when I need it; generally more confidant . 

Case in point, I just finished putting up the hurricane shutters that I thought I wouldn't be able to do by myself.   A male friend was supposed to help me and he flaked out.  While I was doing it , my neighbor from across the street came over and helped and I allowed her to do so.  Much love ." 

Jennifer J. :  Essential Oil Expert

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Failure Resume

Trials:

When I was 5 years old,  in Kindergarten, the class was givenI  an assignment to use my little tiles to create spelling words which were on the front board.

 

Being the studious child I was, I raised my hand and announced that I hadn't enough tiles to complete the assignment.  The teacher began laughing which caused the whole class to laugh, I believed: at me.   Turning redder by the moment and wishing to crawl under the desk, the teacher came over to my left side (was that real for me) , put her right hand on my back, still laughing and pointed to the side board to the right of the classroom .  Because I was in the front of the classroom, I had to stretch my neck to see the side board which read: 

 

I had no relatedness to this experience because my parents hadn't 'celebrated' this 'Holiday".  In an instant I withdrew from others , their laughter echoing in my brain. I wanted to hide under the desk or in the closet , just to escape the shame and pain I felt in the moment.    I made it mean I must be 'Stupid" and I don't know anything.

Throughout my academic career, I withdrew . Never to be embarrassed again.   While I knew the answers to questions future teachers asked me, my immediate response was always, "I don't know". Of course I had, however, my answer was always, I hadn't known.   It had me self doubting my answers after a time.  Insecure for sure.  "I don't know",  became my mantra and belief system.   

Of course as life progressed, at 16, now seeking evidence to this truth... I went on an  interview at a veterinarian 's  office for a summer job as that was going to be my chosen profession.  I was so excited!!   While walking through this Dr's back office, there had been a tall filing cabinet with a ceramic head of a dog with a joint hanging from it's mouth.  

Curious, I asked, "what's that?".  Once more the familiar long ago laugh....the Veterinarian looked down at me through his wire rimmed glasses and asked what my school grades were.  

"A's and B's" I replied.  

"Well, than you will never get into Veterinary school with those grades!" was his retort!     All I heard was Never!  Not enough again!! 

Ahh, now I had evidence to support my "being stupid", coupled with "not enough". Feeling dejected, I gave up my dream of Veterinary medicine.   Took on my mothers dream of becoming a Nurse, playing it safe, and make others happy. 

Tribulations :

These incidences hadn't meant life hadn't had it's challenges along the way....

I fell in love with someone who hadn't supported me in raising above these beliefs,  as I came with my set and he with his. Wasn't a blame, we were young and inexperienced and hadn't known what we knew now.  Although neither were aware of them at the time, I gave up my career to support his and our growing family, because "his mom stayed home with the raising the children, while he brought home the bacon" conversation  in the background.    Yes sir!   I loved him and wished to support him.  I had little self esteem back than.   Without being nurtured, I began to fade. I hadn't know how to nurture myself , let alone a relationship and all the peripherals.    Unable to give back.   I kept hearing through the alcohol how I wasn't enough, not doing things correctly (by who's standards?? )  caused me to hide behind my children.. 'not enough". I lived in existence spaces.

I wasn't thin enough, so I'd work out, exhausting myself in the process.  Just to prove I was worthy.    Yoga 3 x/ week for my Mind/ Soul. Weights 3 x/ week for my Body, Riding my horse 3 + times a week for my Spirit, Spin Instructor 5 x/ week for Peace of Mind.   Still not enough. To the degree after my divorce I let myself go weight wise.  It was exhausting!      

Recently some 10 years later.... I was going through my clothes and found a once favorite top in my closet which I offered to my middle daughter who is short and petite.  Adorable I might add.  She tried it on and it fit.   I stood fixated.   I had mentioned this experience with my girlfriend who knew me back when....and told me I was as thin as my daughter back than.   I had never seen myself as thin, how could I , not being enough!  Ouch.   I am enough even at X more pounds plus.  Okay, not that huge, sad to look back on how I had allowed myself to get so hooked into the sabotage of Self. 

Soon after my having my fill of 'never enough', I was coming from the Courthouse with the ink still wet from signing the divorce papers., I felt once more like a failure, broken marriage, freaking out, fearful of the inevitable change which was coming next .   Not enough showed it's creepy head once more.... I had believed that my "I do's" where for life.  Feeling disheartened   All I desired was a space of Peace and Freedom.I had been praying for Freedom for sometime now.  On the way back to my home I was thinking of my to do lists:    our horses needed hay, I'd be passing the feed store (check) ,  the children needed dinner (I'd pick something simple up, check)  and I couldn't stop for my meltdown anytime soon(double check!)  . 

While at the feed store purchasing hay,  I ran the truck over a license plate.  Flat tire on the spot.   Distraught and drawn and already feeling like crying,  I tossed the plate in the back of my truck, piled on the hay , fixed the flat , and off to the barn all before the girls got home from  school.  

At the barn the tears came....as I lugged the heavy bales of hay to the barn and swept the last of its remnants out of the back of the truck, I stopped to pick up the license plate.  

As I turned it over to view it, I was a taken back .... on the front of the plate the word

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

Freedom is mine!  I took the Universal wink and knew I'd be alright. In that moment I began the task of taking myself on.  Determined to get of the hamster wheel.

Fast forward:  at a Creativity Retreat , we were handed a blank canvas asked to paint some thing . A medium I hadn't dabbled in prior.  I was actually okay with the idea .  'I will attempt this one', was the internal conversation,  until I made the mistake of looking around the room at everyone else, comparing myself and feeling smaller by the moment.  I felt myself getting cold, fidgety, anxious and actually left the room. Not good enough, crept in through the rafters once more!!!  Forcing myself to get in there an make an attempt. After all I committed to taking me on and expanding.   Be with it.   Okay, I'll attempt... really confronted, I left early, .... again. Ugh, hate when those darn beliefs showed their ugly head. 

At a later conference, I shared my experience with the  same instructor who was there as well and funny, it seemed to me she immediately personalized it.  See where we go.  After assuring her it wasn't her instruction, it was me and I was "hands on" artistic type,  sculpting , jewelry making, embroidery, basket weaving , etc.   I "worked with my hands, not a brush" . The instructor laughed and said," yes you can and will."    

Once more I repeated the "can't " conversation... after laughing once more , now feeling playful, less threatened and challenged in a new space... I agreed to meet on Skype.   Imagine myself painting over the internet... not only had I painted over the internet... I decided to trust    myself and paint the last of the canvas by candle light with a glass of wine... I had fun.... the result... I painted...   I CAN when I put my mind to it and get myself out of my own way!!

Triumphs : 

The good news is I've learned to grow from these 'mistakes". I now enjoy calling them 'Failing Forward"  with a smile planted firmly on my face!   What I learned from the experience looking back on it today, I've learned the power of our belief systems and the importance of shifting these contexts.  Once I stood in my power and realized I wasn't stupid, perhaps did stupid things now and than, the key is I've learned to laugh at them while reminding myself I'm not stupid at all.  On the contrary!  I hadn't known how to tap into that power and now I have the skillsets and tanacity  to inquire, research, study and Ask!  Ask and you shall receive!!

The world has become my oyster.  I've become the sponge!I   Once I learned to get myself out of my own way and further explore possibilities which today seem endless, my confidence grew.    I've learned that no person can create my happiness but myself.   I've learned to dream again and give myself permission to step into a Creative space as we are all  born to be Creative individuals.    Giving myself permission without significance was key for me.    

I've shifted the energy into  turning my 'mistakes' into successes  and being grateful for the experience and  lessons.  Today I've recreated myself to be a Creative Problem Solver, as a  Healing modality as business for myself out of the adversity and with joy!

Today I love my life, I enjoy supporting others in a holistic manner by teaching you how to get out of their own way,  supporting one's Well Being while giving permission to play and explore.  

What I will continue to do differently in the future is continually explore my inner workings, getting myself out of the way so I may better serve others without opinions nor judgments... I've been there.

As I've learned to creatively support these dialogs through creativity and play  I now including our horse Truman's adversity of lightning strike in my practice.  Together we are catalysts for change! 

It's our belief now that Life is meant to be lived full out being happy, to grow and learn from our mistakes rather than fear making them.  As long as I am learning from them .... I am alive! 

    

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An Enlightening Adventure

"Thank you for introducing me to guided active imagination; what a wonderful, rewarding and enlightening adventure!  I had been trying to tap into my unconscious via active imagination and dream interpretation, with limited success, and was utterly delighted and impressed with the method you employ.  It took me to places I'd hoped to go, and exceeded my wildest expectations.  I had always assumed that one waited for the unconscious to "speak", and never considered this approach.  What a revelation!  Again, thanks.  I look forward to our next adventure."
Dave S. : Retired Attorney 
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Release of Emotions

"Thank you Karen for a relaxing, yet emotional RIM session yesterday - I enjoyed the release of emotions I've held onto for way too long. 

Your gentle guidance was comforting and I felt safe to allow those emotions rise that I would normally hold in tight check.  I have more work to do and look forward to the secure, loving and supportive environment you create for me.

Namaste,"

Fay L :  Holistic Healer 

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Healing with Visualization

"Working with Karen has been pure joy.  Her kind, caring nature enhances her ability to facilitate productive healing visualization.
I was in awe of the way she quickly identified the underlying issue of my personal inner struggles needing to be addressed.  Through our visualization session, numerous blocks were removed.  In the days that followed, I became aware of a new focus and perspective in my daily life.  The energy around daily situations seem lighter, and I easily responded with comfort and confidence.     No matter what area of your life you feel stuck (career, family, relationships),   Karen's gifts and talents will be a positive influence in removing blocks and opening energy.  Her has a rare ability to facilitate visualizations that can open up a new awareness to a beautiful future."
Pearl D.: Training Analyst 
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RIM session Amazing!

" I did a practice with Karen, who travels around the world as a Spiritual Healer. She's did a session with me called RIM (regenerating images in memory) .. it was amazing!

I was encouraged to journey through my body and search out places that maybe unsettled, uncomfortable or even in pain .  I felt a heaviness on my lap like something was sitting there close to my belly. With her guidance I entered that space and started to explore it. She said I could bring someone or something with me that made me feel safe. I brought my boyfriend. At first I didn't know where I was, but after exploring I realize that I was in my womb. It was beautiful but empty. after struggling through two miscarriages and endometriosis for many years I was okay with not having children. Then I met the love of my life and the desire to be a mom and give him babies came back. But last night it came full circle and I realized that I will never give birth to my own baby. And I am okay with that. There are so many other places in the world where I have the opportunity to nurture life. I am so grateful for this experience!"

Michelle, M. Hair Stylist

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Game of Life

The Game of Viewing Life Differently.


Our experiences are based on our perceptions and our perceptions are based on our understanding. Our understanding is based on our myths.

Karen brings a unique and different method for change in a use of a game used as a tool which can be geared towards any conversation. She works on many levels of communicating within the Mind , Body , Spiritual Realm to deepen one’s understanding of what’s possible.

Playing, participants will brainstorm  engaging in mutual support. Walking away with a clearer perception of what they are attempting to obtain… In this case, Well- Being.

Take-Away's:
• Experience finding new perspectives while enhance communication skills.
• Learn a fresh way of exploring and sharing one’s story in a trusting environment.
• Learn to develop supportive connections with others,  while shifting perspectives into a positive contexts.
• Find new concepts and adventures to explore with ease.

Applications:
• Enhance individual development, team building, team bonding, relatedness, communication skills.
• Begin to consider letting go of attachments,  What if there were other alternatives? 
• Consider new insights and a clearer direction of ‘Next Steps” with a new found confidence to pursue them with.

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“I can” do it…..

Okay, so I was wrong!   I admit it freely.  Now I can laugh at myself and be joyous and gleeful!  I’m finally in a space where I can give up the attachment to being wrong!   I own it, I forgive it and I can now laugh at myself and release it to the ether’s.

 

So I’m not a Rembrandt…. yet!  I took the first step towards it, had fun, was relaxed and revealed… Mostly laughing at myself alot!

At the beginning of the year I was privileged to be asked to be a Presenter at the The Journey Retreat . It was an amazing growth experience!  So grateful I got to be involved in such a fine program.   Next one, not to be missed is in Joshua Tree Retreat Center in CA , Dec. 19 -22, 2012 .   I will be there once more awaiting to not only give of myself, but to allow myself to receive all the treasures there or I prefer calling them, Pearls of Wisdom !!   ((  feel free to contribute and take away.. enjoy!))  I look forward to truly being a part of it again.   It flowed…, and the connections created an amazing mix of personalities and life long friendship tribes!   I highly recommend.  Tell them Karen sent you!!

While having some down time at the Journey, I was given many choices to participate in.   I choose a Painting workshop, Given by Creative Artist, Whitney Ferre of Creatively Fit .

That day, I sat down feeling a bit smug, I can do this even though I have no clue what it will look like. I was sitting amongst what must have been 12 or so other women all chatty and excited.  My apprehension began building.  They all painted, but me!  I was handed 3 canvases, like everyone else and 3 primary color paints. I had no clue what I was going to color my canvas with.   I allowed myself to get distracted… Looking at others , not trusting myself.  how sad if felt.   I heard all these,” this is so much fun, I feel so creative”   I wanted to run and hid.  Actually got up to leave and fought with myself to stay and  be with the discomfort. I wasn’t having fun.   I was finally inspired by a dragonfly… mine looked primitive and sick…   it was one of those paintings one looks at and says, “oh, nice …. pause… try”   Ouch…I kept one and snapped pictures of the poor other 2, just to say I was there.

I was so clear I have creative talent. I’m further clear we all have those talents, their just lying dormant, some where within the cell ‘s nucleus. Struggling to break free, ouch!     I work with my hands, creative metal sculptures, clay works, jewelry work, threads… did enough basket weaving to last me a life time…   My story ” I am not a painter, I work art with my hands… I can’t paint!”   Boy had I stuck to it!

After that grueling experience I get now, that I created for myself… talk about giving one’s power away…hummm…..not me, not what I am committed to. None the less, I chose to hide out one more day while I dabbled my pallet onto other nuggets.   Was an eye opening experience for me in my journey called growth and expansion.  I sat with it for some time.

Months later, to my joy our paths crossed at another event.   As we talked and reminisced about “The Journey” experience and what’s next…. after the exciting exchange of events , Whitney shared how she’s doing her workshops on Skype!!   I was so excited as I do my Coaching/ Mentoring/ Teaching on Skype as well!  Love it!

Whitney invited me to her workshop and take the class.   Ouch!   In the moment my fight or flight kicked in……breathe Karen breathe… I decided to stay and fight it.  fight me… Me WON!… Let me explain the events..

I immediately replied back to Whitney with a sharp “I don’t paint, I can’t paint…. I work with my hands”   Was I defending or what?? Yuck!  Whoa….girl whoa!  Breathe…

Whitney quickly jumps in with, “Yes you can!” without skipping a beat~   Ouch!  Hummmm.

Karen, without skipping a beat takes that breathe and says, “Okay, I just got that the reason “I can’t” is because I don’t know how. I never allowed myself to be taught. ”   Humph!….. Now or Never girl…. “When?”         After I showed up with much joy.  Joy because when I changed my perception I was than   free to be with fun, play and ease when beginning our session. The session  was a hoot! (okay,,,, had to,)  I was all laid out and ready…..

 

All Laid out... and ready!

Whitney is very easy to be with. After catching up and getting further related, any doubt I may have had in the background was gone.  After instructing me on how to start , I began with 3 colors and hadn’t shared I’d put “abundance” symbols all over the space. After that dried, I was than to make an owl … started really to relax and trust the process…

 

Whitney shared the how to mix the colors with me to support the flow…was really cool!   Than as my smile was beginning to broaden as I let go of any attachments to my forming owl.    It’s one of those experiences that has to be experienced for you to get your own perception… was pretty amazing

From a Coaches point of view, and my own personal journey, I really get how I sabotage myself in the world of ” Cant’s”.  As I utilize the work I teach/ mentor, I am able to shift my perception and catch myself quicker and quicker…. I get letting go of old layers which drag me down and no longer serve me… I got so much more from the experience.   I teach the tools, I live them and Life than is free to teach me…..

To get your own personal experience with the paintbrush, that yes…..’i do use with my hands now….” tee hee….. contact Whitney Ferre at Creatively Fit Tell her Karen sent you…  I had a blast and can’t wait to paint my next one, I highly recommend the time well  spent!

 

Not a Remebrant, Its a self expression of Me!

Reality Check for me… I can do it !      With instruction and the willingness to want to change what no longer works for me and enhance what does.  This is what people like Whitney and myself are here for, to support those shifts of joy!

Now that you want  a Coach/ a Mentor / and (each others) Teacher, feel free to contact me as well.. at 407.920.4288 To schedule your 15 Min Complimentary session.

Now I will not do a painting journey with you, I will take you on another visual journey called, “The TranquilSOULution”    Curious?   Call TODAY and see if it’s that perfect fit for you…. 15 Min Could change you life…. It’s you’re life after all…. what are you worth?

Being that it’s  TranquilSOULutions’ 5th Anniversary in Business.

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