Meet Soul.Power.Light’s Karen Maloney
Life wasn’t always how it is now. To most people I probably look and seem the same as always, but internally I feel like a completely different person.
For most of my life, I lived from a place of anxiety and fear, but I never realised it. It was my ‘normal’. I lived from the level of my mind, completely disconnected from my body and emotions. Unconsciously I never approved of myself or felt good enough, so I sought for this validation externally. This showed up through perfectionism, ‘good girl’ mentality, people pleasing, feeling a constant need to ‘do’ and building walls so as not be appear weak or vulnerable. My mind never stopped for a second, and this led to my eventual burnout.
Now is a very different story. I live in a space of peace, calm, ease, tranquility, joy and love internally. I never even thought this was possible. Yes I had read all the books, but I thought that just meant more frequent glimpses of these feelings. I didn’t actually realise that it was possible to live in these states all the time, with occasional dips into fear, anxiety, worry, stress etc. I’ve made a complete shift from the inside out and I know you can too.
Now I work as a women’s INSIDE OUT Coach, Energy Practitioner, Podcast Host and Soul Awakener! My mission is to help women to cultivate self-approval from within. Doing this helps us to redirect our energy to things that are right for us as opposed to editing, altering and censoring ourselves in order to make someone else happy. Trying to be the ‘ideal’ person for everyone is impossible and exhausting.
On my own journey, I’ve experienced that in order to make this shift, we must turn inwards. We have to embrace our vulnerability and reintegrate all aspects of ourselves with love. We must be willing to look at ourselves honestly and explore our way of being with curiosity. When we do this, we can shift limited thinking, and connect and trust our inner spirit. Then we learn to dance with life and live from a place of love, abundance and flow, as opposed to fear, competition and lack (internal V’s external approval).
Connecting to the timeless part of us (our spirit) is key on our path. We are all a spirit connected to a body and once we are fully awake and experience this, then we can live out our authentic truth and share our gifts with the world. We no longer exhaust ourselves looking for external approval. In fact, we see how futile it is because we realise we all have unique gifts to bring through in our own way. It’s not easy work, but it is the most powerful work we can do.
Throughout my whole life, I’ve always been curious & pulled towards the inner world, but it wasn’t until a life event in 2016 catapulted me to walk my talk! Following a traumatic break up where I lost everything, I had two awakenings in quick succession and life has never been the same again :-).
Before using my life experiences and retraining as a Coach & Energy Therapist, I worked in the fast-paced area of Event Management. Giving my all to this aspect of my career, and with this constant need for approval from the outside world, I eventually burnt myself out & became disillusioned about what it all meant! But it was only through these hard blessings that I took responsibility and started my internal rewiring.