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The Light At the End



New Learning

I’ve made it through something.  Yesterday I experienced a huge dip.  It started with a crazy dream (analyzed in Dreamtime! Episode 7) and ended with processing some unpleasant emotional experiences at work.  In between I felt myself become despondent and wanting to throw in the towel for the day.  Thankfully, my sense of obligation and pride in my attendance track record kept me from letting myself spiral completely downward.

Today I was a little more separated from the events of the previous day and did some more processing.  I found some usefulness to my dream and appreciated the message.

I added 2 useful tools to my tool belt:

  1. Identifying with a strong reed plant — roots are firm, but the plant itself bends (but does not break).
  2. Affirmation: “I do not expect others to change.” AND “I excitedly anticipate change within myself.” — Thus releasing attachment to the free will choices of others while energetically, lovingly supporting my own free will choices.


In other news, I have temporarily given up the Japanese language and have switched my attention to Esperanto, a universal language created in the late 1800’s by a gentleman in Poland.  I have already been navigating the language much more successfully that Japanese — finding it somewhat similar to Spanish — and now anticipate become trilingual much more quickly.


The major wedding plans are done.  I am now waiting for some final decisions on pet care and on lunch reservations for after the wedding.

Past Life Crossing

I’m super excited to be getting a past life crossing with Brian this Saturday at 8:30pm!  I will definitely have a lot to share then.  We got the last one 3 years ago and were brother and sister  (practically mother and son) — WEIRD! And we were to work on taking responsibility for our emotions.  I’m hoping to see some progress there!


The most challenging part of my vision (up until now!) has been the time&money freedom and financial quadrants.  I continue to be satisfied with my health, and I’ve made some great improvements in relationships.

My coach is working with me on visualization and strengthening myself in different areas of manifestation.  Some clarity came to me today.  In my vision I am on-line in the evenings (Monday through Thursday).  I am making videos and hosting webinars, DreamBuilder™ classes, etc. During the day I work on content (including this blog), complete self-care, and enjoy activities like language-learning, reading, collaging, walking, etc.  On weekends I’m retreating into nature or otherwise playing and rejuvenating (including my Brian date!) and/or I’m traveling for fun and business, sight-seeing, attending classes, giving classes/workshops, healing, etc.

I’ve been toying a lot with the idea of being completely mobile, but I feel it would present some challenges that I don’t want to deal with: i.e. not having a clear personal or business address,not having a home base for my pets, not having a place to store some things I’m not ready to part with yet (i.e. my photo frames from trips I’ve taken), etc.  So, I’m not discounting it, but I’m not putting it in right now either.

I would also still like to be on Dancing with the Stars.  That would be so awesome.  And I’m definitely still up for the Kumano Kodo 2019.

How goes your dreamwork??  Much love and many blessings! ❤

Story Saturday/Sunday/Monday . . .

I may need a new title for Monday, depending on how this Facebook Live thing goes.  How long has Facebook Live been in existence?

Anyway, I like it, and I intend to do it daily for at least a while.

It was hard for me to think of the best story for Story/Saturday Sunday.  Since today is my birthday, I’d really like to talk about my story.  Have I done that yet?  Well, anyway, here goes:

Start with the end in mind. . .

I am an infinite, divinely connected, highly successful joyedian and coach, enhancing the lives of millions, traveling the world, and generating $1,000,000 a year!

Steps on the journey:

  • wrote for Young Authors in elementary school and the yearbook and poetry contests in middle school
  • took a Creative Writing class in high school (favorite class!)
  • was in chorus, band, and theater (Godspell!) throughout school
  • spiritual upbringing
  • participated in various retreats
  • studied abroad in Mexico for 1 semester
  • B.A. in Elementary Ed. and Spanish; M.S. in Literacy
  • taught for 10 years; tutored for 3 years
  • created the blog “A Moment in Life”
  • began Early Education Enrichment business
  • joined networking groups, including BNI, the Chicagoland Coopvertising Network, and WESOS
  • participated in community theater (Back to the 80’s)
  • participated in a community band and the Joliet Symphony Orchestra
  • sang karaoke
  • traveled to Europe for a Rick Steve’s Tour
  • took a class in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 5 bike trips in Canada (1 in Vancouver, and 4 along the Rockies)
  • traveled “Along the Silk Road” in China
  • took a few improv classes (The Comedy Shrine, and with Alison Henderson)
  • studied, taught, and lectured in the School of Metaphysics for 3 years (and was Dream Awareness Coordinator)
  • attended 2 DreamBuilder Live events
  • became a certified Life Mastery Consultant (and DreamBuilder coach)
  • created Teri Karl, Inc.
  • began swap coaching with another DreamBuilder coach
  • began weekly accountability sessions with fellow Life Mastery Consultant and “partner in believing”
  • took the coaching class “Masks Off”
  • began biweekly Mastermind group
  • enrolled in Brendon Burchard’s Experts Academy
  • began training as a Life Enhancement Coach
  • joined Toastmasters
  • won 2nd place for Tall Tales at the District Level
  • began following Doreen Virtue
  • began monthly Vision Workshops
  • began speaking at different locations, including Tranquility Massage and the Romeoville Rotary
  • began individual DreamBuilder coaching
  • coached Standing Firm
  • began weekly coaching for MLMs “Before You Quit”
  • scheduled a group DreamBuilder class
  • scheduled a Life Mastery gr0up
  • met with BNI power team partner to discuss a trip for next year and future workshop cruises.

What is your story?  What is your dream?  What is your path?

Much love, many blessings. ❤

Tuesday/Wednesday: W’s and W’s

Well, it looks like poor “Truth Tuesday” got the shaft again.  I didn’t realize it until this afternoon.  “Wellness Wednesday” is going to have to take a break, too, because I need to do a check in with myself.  I’m bringing “Win’s and Weaknesses Wednesday” back from the grave today.


Let’s start with the hard stuff.

My self care is suffering. I haven’t gotten good exercise in 2 weeks.  I haven’t swum in 2 weeks (though I’d like to tomorrow or Friday morning — just got my replacement suit! The chlorine resistant suit. . .  not so chlorine resistant as I’d hoped.)  My eating has been here and there.  I’ve been having my protein smoothies and some salads but sometimes I miss the eggs for the morning, and snacks and dinners have been helter skelter.

My excuse is that I’ve got to dive into these other things I’m doing.  I believe exercise is important.  I believe a good diet is important.  I believe I would benefit from journaling and from more “fun.”  I don’t feel like I know it yet.


I’ve started some new trainings that I’m excited about.  I’ve begun training as a Life Enhancement coach, and I’m really excited about the opportunity to make a difference in so many lives.  I’ve also begun training with Felicity Joy to help her out with her Multi-Level-Marketing group calls.  I’ve learned a lot about MLMs already, and I really enjoy learning about business owners and hearing them make progress toward their goals!   I’ve been having some great Vision Workshops, and I’ve set up some new ones beyond my regular monthly one.  I have one at Tranquility Massage, one at the Kirk Center for Healthy Living, a mini one at the Romeoville Rotary, and a pending speaking series for the Darien Chamber.

I’m doing better with follow-ups, and I plan to start a DreamBuilder coaching group soon.  I still have a vision-focused mini-webinar series with my DreamBuilder coach in the works.  I’m also doing a great job of increasing my education through audiobooks in the car and keeping up better with webinars and training calls.  I’m also continuing to learn more and more about myself and slowly embracing vulnerability and self-acceptance.

I would love to hear about how you’re doing. ❤  Much love, many blessings.

Wins and Weaknesses Wednesday: Facing Fears

One of the DreamBuilder lessons  focuses on fear. It suggests doing one thing each day that you fear. I don’t know about you,  but when I look at my “to accomplish” list, a lot of the ones that have been on there for a while are still there because of fear. I just had a great conversation with a Shaklee Master Coordinator,  and the last thing he mentioned was how great leaders are the ones who learned to master their fears.

So, who of you  is ready to become a great leader? I am! Some fears I faced this past week:  calling a chamber group about speaking, contacting a connection’s connection about speaking, strategizing for a new program idea, blogging out of town, strategy sessions, a dream/vision session, and giving my first Table Topics speech.  What are you willing to face today? Start with one! Much love, many blessings! 💖

Wins and Weaknesses Wednesday: My Vision


Today I’m making my bold move. I’m sharing my vision statement with the world.

Mary Morrissey says to be careful who you share your dream with.  This makes sense.  It’s so easy to kill a dream; dreams are so fragile.  They require belief.  But it’s also important to claim our dreams.  I’ve reached a critical point in my life; I know it’s time to decide, really decide for my dream.  I’m not saying this is written in stone; as my coach and I say, this is a “living document.”  I may continue to tweak a few things, and I can certainly be more detailed in some areas.  But the core of this dream is true for me, and I’m going for it.  I’m not turning back.  I’m going to be the example, now and in all of my future interactions with clients and anyone that I touch.  I know that by believing in myself, I am able to believe in each and every one of you. Here we go, and here’s to dreaming!

Vision Statement July 2016

I am so happy and grateful now that I have time and money freedom. I feel so much peace, such serenity, knowing that not only are my credit cards clear and paid off every month and my investments paid back in full, but I have $12,000 in savings and am contributing healthily to my retirement fund and other investments.

I have a great schedule. I work Monday through Thursday coaching, and I speak/present on weekends, traveling twice a month and having the other two weekends off. Also, every three months I take at least a full week’s vacation to a destination of my choice, and I plan to see the whole world! I’ve been to many places. I’ve walked El Camino from France to Spain, I’ve visited Mallorca and Barcelona. I’ve been to Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and Macchu Picchu. I’ve traveled to the 48 contiguous states, driven up the California coast with Brian, and traveled down the Mississippi with my mom. I also got married to my sweetheart, Brian, in Hawaii. I saw Doreen Virtue and visited with her there. When we came back, we had a huge reception outside our house, with grilling, shared food, and dancing.

My health is great. I enjoy exercise, and every day I spend some loving attention on my body. Sometimes I walk, other times swim, bike, dance, do weights, or do yoga. I eat very well, mostly vegetarian at home, and experiencing the local fair when I travel. (I love food!) My personal chef takes great care of me and helps me stay on track with a tasty, healthy diet.

I’m very connected with the angels. I meditate for at least 15 minutes daily, and I am constantly getting quiet and still, checking in with my inner self and the Divine. I am a clear channel and have been a vessel for healing, insight, and inspiration. I really do feel like the Divine’s eyes, ears, mouth, hands, and feet on Earth.

Brian and I are doing very well. He is a Master Coordinator for Shaklee and feeling very confident and successful.   I am a successful coach and “joyedian.” I speak, I dance, I sing, I heal, and I’m really funny! I am asked to speak all over the world and paid to travel and present. I have earned as much as 1 million dollars in all of this, and it symbolizes the millions I’ve touched through coaching, speaking, entertaining, and healing. I love being a partner in believing for my groups. I “turn the lights on” as individuals begin fulfilling their dreams and really believing in themselves. I’ve been interviewed on ABC, CBS, and WGN, and I’ve been on Dancing with the Stars! I’ve also written many books, some mythological and symbolic of the human journey, others are inspirational nonfiction, and still others are metaphysical stories for children. Some have even been New York Times best sellers!

I am grateful each and every morning that my eyes open once again, knowing I have more fun to experience and joy to share!

I am very grateful for this or something better. ❤

Much love, many blessings.  Remember to believe in yourself, and believe in your dreams! ❤

Wins & Weaknesses Wednesday: Celebrate Yourself


Mary Morrissey says: “We can never out-perform our self-esteem; but the good news is, we CAN change it.”

I went to a Reiki share today, and one of the participants randomly decided to draw cards between healing sessions.   The card for me was “Celebrate Yourself.”  And he told me to make sure I celebrate everything, even the small things.  It was a great reminder.

I received a wonderful outpouring of support for my first Toastmasters speech.  Part of me thought everyone was being overly generous in their comments, but another part said: “Yes!  I really did do a good job!”  All that really matters is what we think, right?  It’s amazing what a difference perspective can make.

I think about that a lot when I think of abundance and my current life situation.  It would be very easy to look at my life either way, as lacking abundance or as very abundant.  And really both can seem true.  It depends on which reality I choose.  I can look at my life as unstable and insecure or as free and bursting with opportunity.  I’ll choose the 2nd, thank you!

Everything seems to come down to having faith, being willing to take risks, and believing in oneself.  With the steps I’m taking, I’m beginning to see some results.  Since completing my first Toastmasters speech, I now really believe I’m a speaker.  Since taking the new improv class, I really believe that I’m a comedian.  Since the event Saturday, I really believe that I can share about my business and that it’s appealing to strangers. I’m also still eating fairly healthy foods, getting in some exercise each week, and blogging on schedule!

I also realized that I’m actually doing quite a lot of traveling — a very consistent dream of mine!  I traveled to Los Angeles for DreamBuilder Live in January, to the College of Metaphysics for Dream Awareness Weekend in February, to Los Angeles for Life Mastery Consultant training in March, to the College of Metaphysics for National Teacher’s Training in April, to DreamBuilder Live in Baltimore in June, and I’ll be traveling to Florida for the Shaklee conference in August, Los Angeles for followup training in September, South Carolina for a wedding in Fall, and Dallas for DreamBuilder Live in Fall, and Vegas in February with family friends.

Yippee! Celebrate!  Let’s lift ourselves up!  Remember how it goes: when we shine, we allow others to do the same!

Much love, many blessings. ❤

Wins & Weaknesses Wednesday: Looking Back and Forward

I had a great session today with my DreamBuilder coach, Jacque Alderete.  We are nearing the end of our first time through the DreamBuilder program, and we were looking back on the journey.  It’s funny, I know that I’ve changed, but sometimes it’s hard for me to put my finger on it.  Jacque helped me see it a little more clearly.  I came into the coaching wanting to focus on time and money freedom.  I have definitely made some headway in those areas and have also done a lot of internal work, which is where the change really starts!

I also had a really interesting experience last night.  My partners in believing and I continue to share our visions nightly with each other, and last night I felt the need to change mine.  I was feeling the pressure of the time crunch of my vision (3 years!), and so I tamed down my vision a bit to feel more “realistic.”   And it was awful.  I hated the new vision.  It didn’t feel right, and it didn’t feel natural.  After talking with my partners in believing and with my coach, I confirmed that I need to go back to my original dream.  It’s a great life!  And it’s one that I truly love.

Another thing that Jacque and I focused on was celebrating every success (no matter the size!)  So, here we go:

  • I completed a whole cycle of DreamBuilder as a participant
  • I have been coaching multiple clients through the DreamBuilder program
  • I continue to participate in networking groups, including BNI, Chicagoland Coopvertising, and WESOS
  • I am taking steps toward creating a multi-professional monthly newsletter
  • I have completed 6 Vision Workshops!
  • I listen to the power 4 chapters The Science of Getting Rich daily.
  • I listen to audio books daily.
  • I have a steady amount of tutoring clients.
  • I have 3 Early Education Enrichment classes at the Plainfield Library!
  • I have been blogging regularly
  • I have begun journaling more frequently
  • I am allowing myself to read for pleasure!
  • I have kept up with my training calls and Quantum Leap lessons
  • I am incorporated (Teri Karl, Inc)
  • The kitchen, living room, dining room, my bedroom, and the garage are now all fairly organized
  • I have organized my Early Education Enrichment binders
  • I have organized my receipts.
  • I am eating healthy, planned meals.
  • I am exercising a couple times a week.
  • I am occasionally waking at 4:30am (as part of my morning routine plan)
  • I am meditating and praying
  • I continue to push myself onward with the assistance of Marie Di Tullio, my rockstar accountability partner 🙂
  • I share my vision nightly with my partners in believing

Much love and many blessings to you all! ❤

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