IAM so happy to introduce you all to my dear friend ‘The Magnificent Karin’. We have been friends on WordPress now for a couple of years, enjoying and inspiring each other as we journey across the bridge back home into the arms of inner peace and unconditional love of ourself. Karin is a great team player here in the WordPress blogging world and has joined my calls to action to write about Why its important to Love Self First and about her own personal Awakening experience that has been included in a Free E-Book.
Karin is a gentle and gracious soul who lives in Germany with her loving family, enjoying her passion of reading and writing on the subject of Spiritual Awakening and encouraging others to know thyself, to discover their Inner Peace; their natural state of being and to rely on their own internal guidance system… instead of being distracted by the outside world and led astray. Karen knows like no other how overwhelming it can be to raise a family, work part time in the corporate world, deal with an illness and find time to enjoy life. Her experience has taught her how essential it is to find quiet time for yourself… in-between dealing with long to do lists and tidying up lego bricks and look deeper into your own fears and struggles and break attachments to your past hurts and wounds… from this life or another.
Karin remembers with joy how she used to enjoy painting, sewing, creating jewellery, choir singing and horseback riding in her younger years… learning to dance both latin and ballroom and to play the Irish fiddle, which I hear she still plays now and again. IAM sure, when time becomes truly timeless, Karin will once again experience some of her old creative pleasures in a rejuvenated body.
‘Oh…to feel free like a child and young adult from the responsibilities of earning a living and have time to join our children in creative singing, dancing, painting etc… living a life of true joy and harmony’. This is my wish for the whole of Humankind as we rise about the struggle, suffering and limitation of our dual world into a world of unity, love, joy and vibrancy.
Karin shares her view on Compassion…
On the day when Barbara’s first post about this blogging challenge appeared, I was sitting in my office and wondering whether and how I should contribute and write something about compassion.
Then, my PC had an error. It could not connect to the corporate network because it was in quarantine status due to an outdated virus scan software. The error pop-up told me to take “remedial action” and to upgrade the software.
Hmmm…’network quarantine’ …. ‘remedial action’….that seemed like a little synchronicity. How was it related to the blogging challenge around compassion? Did the universe try to suggest that some remedial action is necessary to end the state of not being connected or feeling separate? Separation of Source and of each other is the root cause of the human condition. I guess that is the point: Compassion is the remedy for the illusionary state of separation.
I feel compassion when I see someone else suffer and I want to ease their pain. That feeling motivates me to do something. To offer help.
I have found that I am more able to feel compassion for others when I have been through a similar situation as they find themselves in.
When I look at my life, I have to deal with the challenge of a painful chronic illness and have been through a period of feeling exploited and being angry and sad about that. I have also been through the challenge of being pushed by my inner voice to share my spiritual journey with its many raw emotions and woo-woo experiences on the internet and had to deal with my fear and my resistance to that. Now I can especially relate to and feel compassion for people with similar challenges, those who have to deal with pain, anger, sadness, and with becoming vulnerable in order to connect to others.
When it comes to offering help as a consequence of compassion, that aspect deserves special consideration if it goes beyond empathic non-judgmental listening. Sometimes the help may truly be helpful, but at other times it can wreak more havoc than do good. I have both given help which was helpful and given help which caused harm. And I have also been at the receiving end of both types of help.
There are many reasons why well-intended help can cause harm.
One of them is misinformation about simple facts or advice given on the basis of an outdated worldview of belief system (for example, “Don’t sail to the end of the world. You might fall off because I am sure that the world is flat.”) .
Another one is fear-based advice which comes as a wolf in sheep’s clothing and poses as compassionate and well-meant help. (For example, “You don’t fit into our worldview. How terrible! Therefore I compassionately recommend that you behave as I do. You should go to my guru. Stick to my diet. Raise your kids the way I do. That will solve your issues.”)
When I think about compassion, I am also reminded of how different the response is from channeled sources. When someone is sick, the response from other humans would be something like “That must be really difficult for you. And have you tried this or that for healing? I wish I could be able to help you.” But the response from channeled sources is often something like “You planned this challenge in your life in order to find out how to overcome it and grow from it.” If that came from a person, it would be interpreted as rather cold hearted by most people, I think.
Therefore, while I feel compassion for others, I am very careful now when I offer help. I am also careful when I receive help. Even if I have been through a similar challenge, do I really know what is best for the other person? Or does the other person really know what is best for me? Humans are error-prone and the suggested help might not always be the wisest choice even if it is well-intended. Isn’t it much better when each one relies on her or his own internal guidance system?
How has compassion motivated me to share my experiences?
I have often felt alone and confused on the spiritual journey. Who has a good map of this uncharted terrain? Who can relate to my experiences of blown-up lightbulbs during anger? Why do many of the spiritual texts only talk about lofty concepts of love and acceptance and don’t share what this means in everyday life when the rubber hits the road? I wanted to share my personal aha moments with the fellow traveler on the spiritual journey in a down-to-earth way.
When I went online, my intention was to write about what I was missing in the spiritual literature. Honest detail about the fact that the journey is not always about bliss, but rather about a painful stripping away of the former persona. And I wrote a post about the Dark Night of the soul.
Then I intended to write about what is behind the concepts. Take ‘acceptance’, for example. What does it actually mean when we are told to just accept everything? And I wrote the post about the riddle of acceptance and shared my experience that acceptance does not mean becoming a doormat.
I also wanted to share my astonishment when I found out that awareness isn’t just a silent witness, but that connecting to this place results in being guided. That silent witness is not so silent for me, but it has a voice and gives me little homework assignments (which I often resist because of fear).
I love to share stories about the many different ways in which divine guidance shows up.
In 2006, when I felt overwhelmed by life, the quest for inner peace propelled me on a spiritual path.
Originally, my background was a strictly scientific one (- I got my doctorate degree in theoretical chemistry in 1996). But the spiritual journey turned my materialistic worldview inside-out and upside-down and has resulted in a new mode of navigating through life.
One of my most important insights was into the power of inner peace.
When I was angry, weird things would happen (e.g., light bulbs would burn out all of a sudden when I was in the room). On the other hand, when I was in inner peace, miracles would happen.
I was often amazed at how the universe acted as a teacher who is guiding me home.
On my blog, I share my experiences of the phases of the spiritual journey and stories of divine guidance.
Divine Guidance Workshop by Karin Finger
I have been nudged by my inner voice to hold a workshop on the topic of divine guidance. What methods does spirit use to get the message through to us and how can we learn to interpret the language?
Initially, I was very reluctant to the idea of a workshop and all that it requires, like sticking to a fixed timeframe and offering exercises. But after many signs of guidance from the universe, I eventually gave in and held a 4hrs pilot version of this workshop in March 2017 (for just 6 participants in my living room).
For the workshop, I wrote a script which you can download from this page (for free):
With many stories, I explain what the different input channels of guidance are (like dreams, inner voice, visions, songs in the head, signs, synchronicities, patterns of event, etc.) and how we can learn to notice and interpret them. I also discuss some general topics like what is helpful for getting guidance, what can block it, and that guidance is ultimately about getting into alignment with the higher self.
Connect with Karin through WordPress https://karinfinger.wordpress.com/
Thank you Karin for joining us all on this great adventure, for sharing with us your view on Compassion and for your continued support to others as they seek Inner Peace and Love for them self.
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Interesting lady Barbara, thank you for the introduction to Karin and her insight 😀
Thank you for your kind comment, Mark. I am very honored and grateful to be part of this blogging feature and am glad that you find my story interesting.
My pleasure Karin, looking forward to hearing more 😀
Isn’t she just Mark and so gentle in her being… IAM sure this is the tip of the iceberg as far as the shining star Karin truly is. Thanks so much for sharing your encouraging words. Love Barbara
Lots of wisdom about compassion from Karin. Thank you both. Blessings, Brad
Thanks a lot for your appreciative comment, Brad. I was very happy and honored to be able to contribute here. And I am glad to hear that this resonated with you. Welcome to my blog!
You’re most welcome Karin. I look forward to connecting more.
Thanks for resonating with Karin Brad and joining in this beautiful energy of love. Barbara x
I’m happy to join in the energy of love and upliftment. 🙂
Wonderful to see our mutual blogging friend Karin here .. And loved reading and learning more about her.. Karin is a wise intuitive and I am so pleased she listened to that inner voice and her higher self that has been prompting her along her journey..
It was wonderful to read about her workshop..
I know this is just the beginning.. And I am so pleased she is following her heart.
Many thanks Barbara for sharing Karin here today..
Love and Blessings
Sue xxx <3
Thanks sue for you loving words. It makes my heart sing as fellow divine soul unfold and sing the love song with us all… today I read the love resonance has increased to 120. Up and up we fly into a magical creation we are all birthing together. Much love barbara x
Its wonderful isn’t it.. And I know with each breath we rise ever higher.. We are making a difference.. And what will be will BE.. 🙂 Many thanks Barbara.. Loved that you featured Karin.. 🙂 I hope it boosts her confidence even further to expand and grow .. LOVE and Blessings to you Barbara.. <3
Thanks for your lovely comment here, Sue. I am so grateful to have connected with you and Barbara (and many other wonderful bloggers) via WordPress. And I am also grateful for this blogging opportunity. The timing of it was just right so that I could finish and upload the workshop script after the initial workshop had taken place end of March. It is awesome how spirit supports not only the workshop itself but also the ‘marketing’ of the script.
Love and Blessings,
It’s my pleasure dear Karin.. And when you get in the flow with Spirit, you will be amazed at how things start to slot together.. 🙂 🙂 I hope you get lots of feedback and interest Karin.. 🙂 Love and Blessings.. xxx <3
It is interesting that Karin is now calling her workshop her “initial” workshop. That means there will be more! Thank you Barbara for featuring our mutual friend Karin here. She is a treasure truly. She has so much to share in her wisdom and is often low key in her approach. I have learned so much from her and I do not have enough words to express my gratitude. Mushy, but true !
I hope this guest blog will bring many blessings to both Barbara and Karin!
Yes I noticed that too… I can hear Karins inner revs getting ready to reach more awakening hearts and share her ‘down to earth, no nonsense’ wisdom. much love to you linda and thank you for your kind and inspiring words. p.s. I have you down for june 12th is this ok? Barbara x
June 12th should be okay. I will find some time to create a post in a couple weeks , hopefully. I do have a concept to work with, so it will be fine.
Wonderful linda x
Thank you so much for your overhwelmingly appreciative comment, Linda.
I am really glad that we met on WordPress. I have also learned a lot from you. We are both inspiring each other.
I haven’t planned other workshops yet. My guidance says to “relax and allow”. We’ll see what comes up. I am looking forward to reading your contribution to this guest blogging feature.
Love and hugs,
Thank you for sharing these words of encouragement !
Thank you for your kind comment. I am glad to hear that you found this post encouraging.
Amen to so many of the points in this post. I especially loved, “….acceptance does not mean becoming a doormat.” Beautiful post!
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Thankyou so much for your presence and resonating with the magnificent Karin x much love x