Wisdom from Karin Volo

Having gone through one of the longest dark night of the soul experiences where I was forcibly separated from my young daughters for almost four years, fighting a complicated legal battle that kept me in a high security jail without the ability to defend myself, I immersed myself in reading to escape the dismal surroundings.

Although the external reality of my life was horrific, what happened on the inside was transformational. I learned so much! It has become my purpose to help others who are facing tough times and help them learn how to create their dream lives and celebrate joy.

We are all connected and the greatest power in the world is love. Love can transform anything when you truly open up your heart. We are all responsible for 100% of our lives–even if we don’t know it and have been inadvertently creating our lives by default.

You become empowered when you embrace that you are responsible for your life and no one else is. This means you can release the victim mentality, blame game, and pity parties. You take control of your life when you open your heart and mind to how the universe works….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Karin is an inspirational speaker and the author of the Bringing Joy series.

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W. C
W. C2 months ago


William C
William C2 months ago

Thank you.

Mark Stephens
Mark Stephens6 years ago

Very inspiring and I admire the resiliance and resolve. It's also great to remind us to take responsibility for our own lives, but it's wrong to say that we alone are responsible. That's just New Age nonsense.
Of course what others do and what happens in life affects us, not just what we do or how we react to it. No matter how positive you are, some things are so awful that you have to say it's not your responsibility. How responsible for her own life was the poor girl in Austria held captive as a sex slave by her father for so many years? To say that she alone was responsible is not only wrong, it is offensive.

Yvette T.
Past Member 6 years ago

Too many mothers are controlled by corrupt or otherwise unqualified court personnel who really have no business deciding the fates of any other other human being. One-up-manship in how to evoke the most terror and inflict the most cruelty against mothers and their children is often a game to court experts play. I am curious as to how Karin wound up in a high security prison, removed from her own daughters. Clearly, Karin is a long way from being remotely like any sort of criminal. I suspect that the courts or the father were threatening her and/or her children, and so, she may have moved away with her daughters to follow her instincts to protect her family. I wonder what the full story is. I feel that their are so many mothers who need to rise up against this horrible legal system. If only the Child Support laws would change so that regardless of any parental claims, the child's actual calculated expenses from early pregnancy through college of attainment of career would be halved, so that no parent ever is responsible for less than 1/2, most of these games in court would end. Too many lies are told, and fathers too frequently get out of their financial obligations by threatening the mother or the children, so that the mother exchanges her rights to receive child support for safety from the biological father who does not want to pay anything! Where is the protection for mothers and children?

Dawn G.
Dawn Harvey6 years ago

You could have become so negative out of that experience, impressive how you've made it positive.

Shirley E.
Shirley E6 years ago

This Dark Night of the Soul experience seems to be a prerequisite for enlightenment. People come out of their most difficult periods transformed and with wisdom that seems totally lacking in those of us who just mosey along with the normal level of challenges.

Karin V.
Karin V.6 years ago

Thanks for posting my article here. Looks like a great site. You can always find more inspiring articles at http://www.InspiringYourVeryBest.com . Glad to have discovered this site!

Rosie Lopez
Rosie Lopez6 years ago

great article thanks!