By Dr. Karin Luise

What if you accepted that you were truly meant to be happy? What if you believed that you did not have to suffer badness to earn goodness? What if you accepted that it is your birthright to have a life that is fun?

Well, it is!

This is my favorite realization since having a spiritual awakening. It shifts the old paradigms of fear and suffering on their heads; they are no longer required at the vibration you have found! (Unless, of course, you create that as your reality. . . but why would you?) You have the choice!

Here’s why.

When you were born you miraculously came from nonphysical.

A divine sacred soul straight from a divine sacred place. You were a spiritual being that came into physical existence. You came directly from God, “Source,” and you brought part of Source Energy with you. It was all you knew; it was all IN you!

From birth, you emanated with a full essence of your own self-worth. You possessed total self-acceptance, unconditional love and honest emotional expression. You emerged loving, accepting and celebrating every nook and cranny of yourself and your spectacular world.

You also expected others to have the same energy/vibration as you. When you met someone or something that did not agree with your vibration, you let everyone around you know! That was the honest and emotional expression that you were born trusting.

Each of us arrived here reaching toward things that bring us pleasure and moving away from things that bring us negativity. Our emotions give our bodies signals when things feel right or ‘off ’ and when we were young; we did not hesitate to express that. Until we were taught differently . . .

Think about any baby you know. Do you ever see them having self-doubt, hiding their emotions or choosing to martyr their joy so that someone else in the room is happy?

No! That is the way we are born; curious, self-loving, world-exploring, passionate, feeling, center-of-the-universe human beings. Over time the experiences we have within our cultures, families, religions and schools unravel our natural magnetism to happiness. They teach us we need to stuff our feelings, please others, and suffer before we can experience joy. We are taught to trust others over ourselves.

But this can change as soon as you get it.

What if you decided to go back to accepting and trusting yourself above all? What if you reminded yourself that “self-first does not mean self-ish” and started following your own emotional guidance system FIRST?

What if you realized that by seeking what you authentically want, you are not only creating more joy but you are raising your vibration and the vibration of the world around you? What if we ALL started accepting ourselves with love and then gave everyone around us the same grace?

You got it. All areas of our lives would see an energy shift that would reflect the true essence we were born with: Source Energy.

Total acceptance. Total love. Total freedom to be who we were each born to be – HAPPY.

About the Author: Dr. Karin Luise, Ph.D., is an award-winning author and sought after integrative therapist, whole life coach and inspirational speaker. Her passion is helping others find freedom on their soul’s pathway, living life with more clarity, inspiration and happiness. She teaches and shares her message through work with private clients, corporate groups, seminars, retreats, personal growth courses and group sessions.

She is the host of the popular “The Dr. Karin Show” at The Lighter Side Network, in Atlanta, Georgia. Her show’s theme is ‘where the mind, body and heart meet the soul,’ as she focuses on holistic health, heart-centered living and harnessing sacred power. Dr. Karin presents life-inspiring teachings and conversations with leading-edge visionaries, spiritual teachers and awakened thought leaders.

Dr. Karin co-authored the award-winning book The Fatherless Daughter Project: Understanding Our Losses and Reclaiming Our Lives (2016; Avery Press: Penguin Random House). She writes a regular column, “Ask Dr. Karin” in Southern Seasons Magazine, is a featured blogger on The Huffington Post, and shares inspiration on her own webpage www.DoctorKarin.com.

She has appeared on a wide range of media outlets, including Redbook, FoxNews, The Jenny McCarthy Show, HuffPost Live, CNN.com, The Washington Post, The Examiner, Fox & Friends, Coffee with America, About Families, Sharecare Radio, OMTimes Radio, the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Best Self Magazine SoulFeed, and many others.

Combining decades of work in the educational, clinical and spiritual fields, along with a host of transformational life experiences, Dr. Karin works from a holistic perspective. She recognizes that the mind, body, emotions and soul work together to create the state of whole body health for each person.

Karin joyfully resides in Atlanta with her 9 year old boy-girl twins, 7 year old son, and rescue dogs, Tucker and Tula. Her happy places are doing yoga, immersing in nature, hosting dinner parties, and dancing with her kids to 80’s music on the couch.