How To Tap Into Your Inner Guru With Kara Brandt | 660

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How do you overcome the scarcity of your money? What are ways you can tap into your intuition (inner guru) to make empowered decisions in your life and money? And could it even heal your body or emotions?

Kara Brandt, the CEO of Beautiful Life Mentoring, shares some keys that not only helped her heal her body and emotions but heal her overcome challenges in her money and marriage. Find out how she did it!

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How To Tap Into Your Inner Guru With Kara Brandt

Welcome to the show that’s for you, those of you that work so hard for your money. You’re ready for your money to start working harder for you. You want that freedom of cashflow now, not 30 or 40 years from now so you can live that life that you love but most importantly, with those that you love. It’s not just about getting rich. It’s about creating a rich life because as you are blessed financially, you have a greater capacity to bless the lives of others and create that ripple effect. That’s what I’m so excited to do here with you.

I appreciate you for allowing me to be a part of your world and create that ripple effect through you. Thank you for tuning in. You’ve been sharing these episodes. I’ve had other people say this. We had some clients that are housed. They said, “These people are the coolest people I’ve ever met.” That’s true. You are here because you’re doing that. If you’re not cool, you probably wouldn’t hang around. You would probably find some other schmuck to listen to. I appreciate you for tuning in because you are amazing salt of the Earth people and people that want more out of your life than the standard status quo.

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I’ve got a special guest here, one of my dear friends who even became a client, Kara Brandt. To give you a little bit of background on Kara, the reason we brought her on here is that we talk about the financial part of it, but it’s not just about getting rich. It’s about living a rich life. You cannot have a rich life if you’re money rich. You’re just rich. You have a lot of money, but if you don’t have the emotional or the physical health to go with it, it doesn’t matter. That money is going to be gone anyways. That’s exactly why we brought Kara on.

I’ll give you some background here because she’s got this awesome background. She’s a professional singer. She’s also a speaker. She’s an empowerment coach. If it weren’t enough that she’s talking about the subject, she does some pretty cool stuff. She’s an amazing singer. She’s the Founder and CEO of Beautiful Life Mentoring. She has performed and coached in the US as well as internationally.

She’s passionate about helping individuals living with chronic illness and emotional or physical pain, especially after years of doing this work with her chronic illness which she will talk about here. It’s almost like these invisible illnesses that show up that sometimes doctors have no answer for. Maybe that’s affecting your day-to-day life where you say, “I don’t give a crap about the money. Help me live so I can start living.” That’s exactly what we’re going to talk about. She’s married to a great guy named Rob. Here’s a shout-out to Rob out there, as well as her four beautiful kids. Kara, welcome to our show.

Thank you for having me. I’m so blessed to be here.

We’re blessed to have you too. I was going to say, “Yes, you are,” and that’s true, but we’re blessed to have you. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be here because you’ve seen this show. We don’t bring people on unless we think they’re the real deal.

It’s an honor.

Give us a little bit more about the background of your story because that’s where it led to your passion and how you’re helping people. Tell us more about that.

You mentioned that I’m a singer. My dream was to be singing and performing on all the major opera stages in the world. I was able to do some of that to some degree but I was held back a lot by the physical illness. As a classically trained singer, if you know anything about classical or opera, your body is the instrument. If you’re not feeling good, then your instrument doesn’t work right.

I shifted into teaching voice lessons for years and then got sicker. I started having babies and then had this breaking point when I was pregnant with my third baby. I’m sitting on the edge of the bed. The next thing I know, I’m waking up from this coma-like sleep from several hours of being out. My two other kids had been unsupervised. I didn’t know it then but I had a mini-stroke.

For years after that, I was having these mini-strokes because of an underlying heart condition that was resolved eventually, but it was that moment, “I cannot let this happen again. I have to do something.” It was that shift in me of the mother bear drive to do something different. I got outside of the box of Western medicine because I had been to so many doctors. They couldn’t figure me out. Some of them said, “It’s probably all in your head.” That was what I wanted to hear.

To some degree, they were right, not that the symptoms weren’t real but over the years I went into this journey outside of the box, I learned the power of the mind and the connection between the mind and the body. For so long, I was treating symptoms because that’s usually what Western medicine is geared towards. We need Western medicine. I’m grateful for it but we need to be able to get to the root of the issue. Sometimes it’s emotional. Sometimes it’s trauma. Sometimes it’s mental.

There could be any cause for this but we have to remember that we’re whole beings in mind, body, and spirit. We can’t look at it from one angle. It led me to my mission and purpose and this passion to help other people. Along the way, I found myself creating this method based on what I learned was most effective in finding answers for my body. It came down to learning how to trust your inner voice of wisdom and truth.

I believe that we’re divine beings. We’re not physical beings that die and then somehow disappear. We live on. That divine part of us is always connected to the truth that is unique to our situation. If we can learn how to listen to the body and that inner voice of wisdom, then there’s no limit. We can tap into all truth regardless of whether we’re building more wealth, better health, or whatever it is.

I remember being at your house with that awesome group of people and somebody making a comment, “What should I do in this?” I remember sitting there thinking, “Your inner guru knows. Tap in and feel it out a little bit. You will know,” but what I’ve learned is that this isn’t a nebulous abstract idea. There are some tangible, actionable, and practical steps that we can take to cultivate this skill. That’s how the Inner Guru method was born. That’s why I’m here coaching people to help them learn that.

You’re talking about a few things on some important fronts there. The body is the vessel that we use to be able to create value. That’s ultimately what allows us to be able to create more, whether it’s more happiness, more joy, better relationships, a longer life, or even more money too. That’s all tied together. I like what you’re talking about with this Inner Guru because I’ve mentioned it on this show a few times. The investing 202 that comes with it is tapping into your intuitive force or intuition and understanding and listening to that voice.

That person was stuck in the left hemisphere of their brain. They’re stuck in that logical thing and trying to weigh the pros and the cons. You were feeling the same thing I was, which is that you already know the answer. It has already been talking to you. It’s already coming out in your language. You have to listen to yourself. That’s hard for a lot of people. I’ve had clients even say, “How do I do that? I can’t trust my intuition.” What would you say to someone like that who says, “I don’t know how to trust my intuition because I’ve made bad decisions before?”

I like that you brought that in because our human nature brain is built to protect us. If there’s past evidence that we have messed up or we have done the wrong thing, we tend to latch onto that as a protective measure to say, “I better not do this again because that hurt. That was uncomfortable.” I talk about this metaphor. You get to decide where you live in the present moment. You were living there, “It hurts when I do that so I better not ever do that again.”

It’s that house of fear. You get to choose a new house. Think about it in real estate terms. You get to build a new house in your mind, soul, and body that says, “We don’t live in the fear house anymore. What’s true? What can I be certain is true about this situation?” When we can use the truth as our anchor, then we can see things as they are.

The emotion wrapped around the old way of being and the evidence that proves to us that it’s for sure going to happen melts away. We can say, “This gets to be a new day or a new situation.” Am I that same person? Maybe. Maybe not. What do I choose? What do I want? What do I desire? That’s based on the evidence of the truth. Explore evidence. There’s always evidence.

Explore the evidence of what you desire or what is already true. There’s always evidence that supports what you desire that already exists in the physical world but our brain is wired and trained to look at what hurt because it wants to protect us. We have to get out of that primal brain and say, “Even though that’s where we used to live and that’s what we used to do, we’re going to do something different.”

Tell people more about what is it you’re doing. How are you mentoring or helping people? Who are you specifically mentoring? Is it people that have these chronic illnesses or traumas? Does it go beyond that?

Honestly, I have had such a wide range of clients, even children. Children are some of my favorite people to work with because they shift so fast and they don’t have as much old programming to work through. I am mostly drawn to women because I believe that if women can heal, tap into their true potential, and feel good inside and out mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, the world will be a much different place. There’s something about what the divine feminine brings to this world. I’m more drawn to them but I’m always open to anyone that feels stuck.

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If you’re in the hamster wheel of life where it’s like, “I’m going and going. I feel like I’m unconsciously reacting to everything,” or you have this mindset, “Everything is happening to me,” the truth is everything happens for you. Nothing ever happens to you. It’s always for you. It’s always in your favor. What I’m doing honestly is for anyone that wants to take the reins or the wheel of their journey of creating their most beautiful life in whatever area that is. The approach that I take is mind, body, and spirit. We address all of those pieces.

Have you seen that help in your life?

In a nutshell, I’m alive. I’m still here. I dealt with a lot of suicide ideation and a few failed attempts, to get vulnerable and real with all of you because living was too painful. It felt like the easy option because you crave it. Whether it’s your physical pain or emotional pain, sometimes it gets soul-crushing and devastating that we think that’s the way out. I’m here but I’m not just here. I’m thriving. I’m living a life that I never imagined possible in all those years that I was stuck in bed thinking that this was how I was going to be for the rest of my life. My kids would always have this memory of their mom in bed, cranky and shut down.

I’m myself again. Not only am I myself. All the components of my life are coming together financially, thanks to you. You’re amazing. My marriage is doing so much better. My kids are healthy and thriving. We’re exactly where we want to be. We know where we’re going. When there’s flow, movement, and expansion, it’s so juicy. That’s a beautiful life. That’s why my business is called Beautiful Life because it’s all about creating that beautiful life, whatever that looks like for you. I’m living it. It’s such a gift.

That was going to lead to my next question. Why would you do this? You are fine. I know your situation. You don’t need to be doing this. What is it that you want to accomplish with this? Why are you wanting to do this?

I’m going to cry for the simple reason that I’ve been there. I have that depth of empathy for those who are stuck and those who are in unnecessary suffering. I can’t sit there and watch without even creating a platform and a space where I will invite. If they want to come, it’s great. If not, that’s their choice but I can’t not try. I can’t not share the golden nuggets that I’ve achieved over the years because what was it all for? What was the point? There’s always a point.

I can’t help but think how many of these women or men or whomever it is are thinking of ending their life. How many of these people are dealing with unresolved trauma that they don’t even know what to do with? Conventional therapy isn’t touching it. You can’t talk it away. There’s so much suffering. We have to raise the vibration of this planet, not to sound too woo-woo or anything but we have to.

That’s true. I feel you. I can feel that. That’s the thing. You’re like, “I can’t just sit around and do nothing.” When you’ve been blessed with something, you have something that helped you and can help others. You can either sit on it and say, “It was good for my life but what about the rest of the planet? What about your other brothers and sisters?”

For anybody who wants to know what Kara does or even get more information, check out her website to understand more about who she is and what she does. What you’re describing is not just a few small minorities. This is something that I see more prevalent even among people you think are strong or put-together people. Their lives are crumbling in those quiet recesses of their minds and those quiet moments when they’re by themselves. You never know. The mission you’re on is essential. It has to be there.

I feel the importance of it. I am so honored and excited that I get to be in the role of bringing this information. I’m not the first one that has ever talked about this but it’s a unique approach because it comes from my experience. It has been a great ride.

It’s true. What’s good in making a whole ton of money if you don’t have a life to enjoy? That’s what you’re here to do. You’re trying to take control and take those reins. Many people feel like their life is happening to them, not for them. The most skeptical people will say, “That’s a nice platitude. It happens for me. My life sucks,” but it’s true. It is that perspective shift that has to happen to figure out why it’s happening. We have all had challenges of different sorts and variations. It’s how we are able to overcome that.

Moving along those same lines, there are people who are reading this like you in this situation. You’ve been focusing a lot on this mastery. Someone brings in the topic of money that has these triggers and scarcity to go with it. What advice would you give them now as you’ve been going down that journey yourself and using it for you? What advice would you give?

The biggest thing for me was connecting to the truth because I had so many stories wrapped up in money and so many stories wrapped up in being a victim of my husband and the scarcity mentality. While it’s valid and important to feel your authentic feelings, and I talk about that, there’s a difference between wallowing in it or being a slave to your story versus observing your story and sitting with it rather than in it.

I gave myself permission to sit with all of this resentment, “Why is money such a pain point for everyone?” It’s probably one of my biggest pain points. Our money struggles over the years attributed to my health and my chronic issues because of the stress but that stress usually revolves around my story or what I perceive is happening versus what is happening. When I was able to pair away all of the stories that I couldn’t be certain were true, then all that was left was a few truths that were life-changing.

Suddenly, all the shame melted away. All whatever was swirling around. That was causing so much angst and shutdown because if you can’t see clearly, then it’s almost like you’re stuck in this fog. You stop because you don’t make progress. We started making progress when we were able to ditch the story, get to the truth, focus on the truth, and work with that information to make informed decisions moving forward.

That’s what I tell people. Once you get to the strategy part, that’s the easy part. It’s the head trash, dealing with the emotions, and everything else that goes with it that becomes an obstacle for you.

It’s so messy. It feels so real to you. When you’re in, it’s like, “I deserve all this shame. It’s so real.” You feel it in your body. I feel all of this very physically. Not everybody does but it can be all-consuming based on a false idea, a false belief, or a trauma that wasn’t even real or true.

How did you get over that? When it comes to money, most people will flee away from it. They will say, “I’m going to avoid the conversation. I’m going to avoid dealing with this pain because it hurts. Bringing up the past hurts. I want to flee from it.” What do you think would be a good first step? I’m not saying you could solve it all in one step. What would be a good first step for those people that have that trauma or pain around money and those negative triggers?

There would be so many things you could do but to simplify it, get clear on what you desire. Some people aren’t even in the habit of asking themselves, “What do I want?” They’re so used to survival mode. At least for me, I grew up in a family where there were thirteen kids. It was always like, “We don’t have money for that.” I grew up believing that I wasn’t worth good things. I wasn’t worthy of having good things. I stopped dreaming and thinking about what was possible for me.

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Inner Guru: There would be so many things you could do, but simplify it and get clear on what you desire.


Give yourself space and permission, “What do I desire?” You have to get focused on that vision or that end goal. There needs to be something that you’re working towards if you’re nebulous. I started giving myself permission, “What is it that I want if money was no object or if money wasn’t even an issue?” My soul of souls is like, “Deep in my soul, what do I desire to create?” For me, it was financial freedom or the freedom to create an impact in the world. As long as I was a slave to my finances, I could only do so much. I had to get clear on what my vision was, my goal, or what I wanted to create.

Freedom is the freedom to create. I think of the Mark Twain quote when he said, “I can help people get whatever they want in life. I just can’t find anybody who knows what they want.” That’s true. It’s that clarity, that direction, that why, or even the what. They go together hand in hand. Why do you want it and what do you want? That does help pull you towards that vision, that objective, or the very goal that you want.

I always tell people, “That why or that motivation has to come from a place inside of you or it has to be strong enough that it gets you out of bed in the morning regardless of how you feel. It can pull you out of the toughest circumstances because you’re so locked into that why.” At least from my experience, it needs to be motivated not by fear. There is a place for that because it can get the ball rolling but eventually, you have to shift into a place of love. Love has to be that motivating factor.

I love it. That’s powerful. There’s no pun intended when I say I love that but it’s true. Love is a powerful force. I’m going to ask you one more question because I keep saying this in my head. I’m like, “I’m going to ask for one more question,” but I have to tap into your genius for one more time, Kara. I’m switching people. I went from people like you who come from the heart. I want to go from the people that come from their heads or their brains too much.

Coming back to that question, I have people say, “How do I know what’s right?” You’ve experienced this because you’ve been talking to our network of people with investments and things like that. You’ve been down this path. You’re currently doing this. What’s the way that you’re able to feel and understand whether that’s the right investment for you?

I hate to say do because it’s part of being but I try to keep it more practical for those that are stuck in their heads. If they’re coming from that space, what is the way where they can say, “I can’t decide because there’s this. I’m using this pros and cons list,” or whatever they’re trying to do? They can’t decide what to do and which direction to go. What do you feel is the best way for them to get out of their heads and get into what’s tuning into their inner voice?

I love working with people that get stuck in their heads, especially the analytics because it’s fun to crack that code. I don’t want to oversimplify this but honestly, the easiest way is to write it down. Your brain is powerful. It’s real. The logic side of us is good at exploring options and gathering data. Write down all the different options that you have and lay them out in front of you. The next step is sitting with each of them. It’s almost like you’re going to a dressing room, trying on a new outfit, and saying, “What do I like best? What feels good on my body?”

You do that with these opportunities. You put them in front of you and give yourself a chance to try them on, “If I was doing this, what would my life be like? What would be the pros? What would be the cons?” You’re putting yourself in that situation as if it already were. You try it on like you’re trying on a new suit or a new dress. You take notes. Take that dress or that suit off and try the next one on. It takes a moment. It’s a type of meditation I suppose but it’s also very logical.

I wouldn’t say, “Get out of your head and get into your heart,” because some people work and function better from that logical place. Add the heart into it. Maybe that’s a skill they haven’t fully developed yet. That would be something we would work on in your Inner Guru. The next thing I would say is to learn how to become present. When we’re connecting to our inner guru and getting those answers of truth, we have to be fully present. We can’t be in yesterday or tomorrow because those don’t exist right now.

The truth only happens right here. It’s making a conscious intention to be like, “I am right here,” turning off notifications, quieting your mind, being in a space where you’re not going to be interrupted, and reminding yourself that making this decision and hearing these answers is a being exercise. It’s not a doing or thinking exercise. It’s a being. Being involves all the parts of us and all of our senses that come into play in helping us feel, connect, and access all the different answers or information that we’re looking for.

That’s true. When you bring that up, it brings up a few different ways that I feel it. Sometimes it’s a feeling. It’s almost a heavy feeling versus a lighter feeling, “That feels good.” I get that sometimes. There are other times when it’s almost like a mind. It’s not physical but it’s almost in my eyes or something I might highlight if I’m looking at words on a menu. This might be good practice for people. If you’re going to a restaurant, there’s no risk here.

If you’re looking at the menus, your brain already subconsciously is picking up all the words on the menu even if you have consciously read word for word what are the ingredients in that dish. I started practicing this more with my wife, Adhis. If I look at a menu, sometimes there’s something that pops out. There’s a very faint spotlight on that particular entree or maybe a couple of them. My eyes will go there. It will ignore the rest but it will go to those places.

I notice that even when I pick investments. It’s the same thing. It’s almost like my mind naturally wants to go there or my mind won’t leave it alone. It keeps coming back to that same thing. It’s the same thing if I hire a coach. Sometimes my mind wants to go right back, “It has been a week. I’m still thinking about this person. Other people come into my life and present stuff. I can’t even remember their names anymore. I don’t even remember who that was. That’s not right for me but this is stuck in my brain. I can’t get it out. This must be the right path.”

Those are some great distinctions and some great examples of what that could look like for sure. I love that.

Kara, this has been awesome. We said, “We will have you on for fifteen minutes.” We went a little bit longer, but this is important stuff because I know that we don’t always address this. Sometimes we get to the mechanics, the whats, and the hows, but we don’t always get to the mechanics of everything else that apply to this that creates a well-rounded wealthy person in their life. Thank you for joining us. I appreciate your time and your generosity in giving so much and giving extra on this interview as I keep picking your brain more.

Thank you. It has been a privilege and an honor. This is such an interesting space to share this information. It’s true. It applies everywhere. Thanks again.

For everybody else, it’s the same thing. If something won’t leave you alone and you’re like, “I need a look at this,” visit Kara’s page, look her up, reach out to her, and say, “I don’t know even know why. I feel like I need to reach out to you. I need to tap into that inner guru.” Take action on it. Don’t let it go away because that’s usually one of the best opportunities to leave you. I appreciate you tuning in. Go and make this a wonderful and prosperous week in your life. We will talk to you later.


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About Kara Brandt

MORI 660 | Inner GuruBrandt is a professional singer, speaker, and empowerment coach. She is the founder and CEO of Beautiful Life Mentoring. Kara has performed and coached in the US as well as internationally. Kara is especially passionate about helping individuals living with chronic invisible emotional or physical pain. After years of doing the work to heal her own chronic invisible illnesses, she has developed a method to help others discover and harness their own inner guru.

She believes that this is the single most important skill to learn in order to be truly successful in life. Kara is married to her best friend and mother of 4 wonderful boys. In her spare time, she loves to paint, travel, and spend time with her family and friends. Kara believes that it is completely possible to create a fulfilled, beautiful life regardless of your circumstances.