Gratitude is the elixir of abundance. ~Karen Noelle
In May of 2009, I woke up. I decided I had enough drama and trauma to last a lifetime, and I would do anything to be free. The first discovery I made was that I hated the person I was being. Upon further examination, I discovered I wasn’t anything I thought I was, or how friends, family or my peers had defined me. I began discovering that there were people from all walks of life and every corner of the globe who also possessed huge hearts and a desire for their dreams to come true. I learned how to feel and release any emotion and never experienced anxiety again. I found that at my core I had felt abandoned by my mom and lived in a fear that created experiencing abandonment over and over again. I erased the reasons and feelings which defined me as a smoker for thirteen years and never smoked or craved another cigarette. I sorted through an abortion I had and realized that it didn’t mean I was a bad mom or that I didn’t deserve to have children. I experienced continued success and growth in my career and found that people were now coming to me for real help. I discovered that every reaction was my own and disagreements and conflicts cease to exist when we each know how to control our own mind. I found I was truly and sincerely happy without any external circumstance or substance to say so. I discovered the difference between being in love and having care and compassion and that it was okay to walk away from a relationship that was no longer growing. I discovered that everything I had claimed not to be, I was, and my heart opened even more. I found that making decisions from a clear mind verses a reaction, produced the results I intended. I found a quiet mind could be achieved without meditation and it is what would save us all if we would only learn how. I experienced a connectedness with every aspect of consciousness from evil to good, realizing it was all a part of me too. I recognized people were only reading me my own script and if I payed attention and stayed open to the messages, life flowed smoothly. I found passing on the gifts you have been given is priceless and something that can not be described. I finally knew that any limitation was a product of my own mind and if I did the inner work to let it go, the world was my oyster. I saw beauty, everywhere, even in the ugliest of places. My labels and judgements fell away and I saw life through new eyes. Some friendships fell away as well but so many new, healthy and exciting ones were gained. I discovered that being popular and dating the football star was not who I really wanted to be and that meaningful relationships could exist beyond the costumes we wear. I broke free of my walls and experienced unconditional love again that filled every ounce of my heart and seemed to expand across the universe. I discovered that taking huge leaps of faith was exciting and rewarding and what life was all about. I saw that duality is so perfectly designed so that we can come to know what and who we really are. I experienced making love in a sacred way that I never knew existed. I saw that love and lust were not the same and when you find someone who you are not lusting after you do whatever it takes to keep them. I discovered god within myself, within all others, within all of life, everywhere and always. I finally saw my body for what it was and ceased to store toxic foods, feelings and thoughts within it. I found that even when we feel we have reached the peak of enlightenment or nirvana, there is more. I found that loving myself is where it begins and ends and that it is an ever growing journey. I found that time has sped up, days are flying by, and I have a mission to complete while I am here. I found that being bold and honest and courageous takes willpower, encouragement and unwavering faith. I found I am here to live, love, be happy and give and receive all that is good in this world. I found that my life is unique and there is nobody else who can live it for me. From this place here now I can wholeheartedly say that these are the best days of my life <3.
On May 16, 2014 I celebrated the first day of my 33rd year of life. I declared to my family and friends via the web that “This is the year I have been waiting for. Thirty-three is destined to be a year of magic, miracles and dreams come true.” My favorite number since as far back as I can remember has been three. According to the Angel Cards* “3 is the essence of the Trinity-mind, body, spirit and is the threefold nature of Divinity. The number 3 symbolizes the principle of ‘growth’ and signifies that there is a synthesis present – that imagination and an outpouring of energy is in action. Number 3 represents the principle of increase, expansion, growth and abundance on the physical, emotional, mental, financial and spiritual levels. Number 3 also resonates with the Ascended Masters (great spiritual teachers who once walked upon the Earth, as well as various religions’ deities.) Number 3 = the ‘Jesus connection’.” I had not taken a deep dive into numerology until this time. I was fascinated as the number 33 or 333 began appearing everywhere in my daily life. Knowing the symbolism behind it, and the intention I had for this year, it brought a smile to my face each time. I intuitively knew my life was taking off and unfolding in my favor. As the seed I planted began to grow, my YouTube series 33 Days of Gratitude was born and the 33 Days of Gratitude book was created. The lives touched, the lessons gained, and the joy that continues to grow in my life has been nothing less than magical. I hope you gain the same, if not more, inspiration, insight and new ways to increase your gratitude as I and many others have thanks to ’33 days of gratitude’.
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Personal development leader, holistic healthcare advocate, beauty artisan, intuitive guide and writer. Karen shares her knowledge and personal journey in hopes that changing even one life will lead to creating a better world today.