If someone hurt you deeply to your soul, this Zombie analogy is for you!

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If someone hurt you deeply to your soul, this Zombie analogy is for you.

If someone hurt you deeply to your soul, this Zombie analogy is for you. Read on…

If someone hurt you deeply to your soul, it’s tempting to want to shut down and shut off – to give in and give up – to get bitter, resentful, depressed – and all before breakfast!

This soul-shutting-down tendency reminds me of those classic zombie horror movies. You know, those unconscious, soulless zombies walking around in darkness, taking bites out of innocent, happy, soulful people? One chomp, then, suddenly, these newly bitten folks find themselves becoming zombie-like themselves. They feel their souls shut down. They crave spending time in darkness. They want to bite others.

Likewise, if you’ve suffered from an emotional zombie bite, it’s temping to want to join the zombie crowd and shut off your soul, seek dark thoughts, and chomp upon another. It’s especially tempting to want to chomp upon the zombie chump who chomped upon you!

Basically, when you’ve been bitten by a zombie, you can find yourself feeling the urge to become zombie-like yourself. But you must resist. You must stay strong. You must keep your soul alive!


First, you must face toward the light – where love, forgiveness, peace, faith, joy, and growth can all be found. All of this light is what keeps your soul alive – and keeps you from becoming an unconscious, soul-dead zombie.

Zombie-like behavior cannot survive in the light. Zombie-like behavior thrives in darkness, with a shut-down soul and well-fed ego – an ego which survives on being right about having the right to be bitter, resentful, and depressed…all before breakfast!

One the biggest sources of light to keep your soul alive is Self-love. And one of the biggest sources of self-love?


Forgiveness can start with forgiving yourself for being bitten by a soulless zombie. After all, chances are, the zombie who chomped upon you didn’t look like a zombie. Just like in the movies, these soulless zombies often pass themselves off as normal soulful people.

Next, you have to forgive the zombie who bit you.  Remember, forgiving your zombie will release their poison from your system. Forgiving your zombie will help to make sure you save your soul from shutting down. Forgiving your zombie will make sure you don’t start craving constant dark thoughts. Forgiveness releases the zombie-bite poison from your system.

Remind yourself that your zombie probably became a zombie because a zombie bit them. And the zombie who bit them, was bitten by a zombie. And the zombie who bit them, was bitten by a zombie.

Feel compassion for these zombies—knowing that they, sadly, must walk the earth living with a shut-down soul—never experiencing  their own soul, dancing and shining with the light of love, forgiveness, peace, faith, joy, and growth.

If you’ve recently been bitten by a zombie, take a moment to vow to yourself that you will do what you can to save this planet from being overtaken by zombies, by making sure you, at least, won’t become a zombie yourself!

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I’d love to hear your insights on the comment section below! What’s something which comes to your mind and heart when you read this zombie story?  Be specific! Share your personal story or a personal happiness tool! I LOVE it when you share – because I love to find out about my community! Plus, it boosts your happiness when you write down your thoughts right away after reading something – because it helps to engrave your positive takeaway into your permanent positive belief system! Plus, many thousands of peeps read these essays – so, what you share could be a helpful inspiration for someone else! Anywhichway, thanks for reading – and adding your loving insights! xo Karen

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  • Tom

    I got to know an asylum girl, and she took advantage of me for 9 months, I helped her financially and emotionally to overome her problems in uk, while i was studying at university and had so much in my life already. She treated me like a dog by cutting me out and going with someone else and turned back to me like she never knew me before. I wanted to call border agency and report her illegal working, I knew the consequence which would effect her life, when I looked into this article i decide to keep calm and leave it and i thought, she will pay back one day in her life.

    • Anjo

      Man,you made a good decision.Love yourself and strive to be happier :)

    • Vali

      Try taking responsibility. She didn’t want you. So.. Instead of taking it like a man, you CHOOSE TO blame her for you giving her money etc.
      not her fault.

  • Anjo

    Karen,your articles are really soul-relieving.I wish I could just meet you and be relieved about every thing.You actually make me happy.God bless you

    • notsalmon

      Aww! Thanks, Anjo. Glad I could make you smile.

  • Annabel

    super-like it…. thanks!

  • Heartache

    Forgiveness…I’ve tried and am still trying to forgive but it’s just so so hard. It’s hard when my mind keep remembering those hurtful words, actions etc and my heart just aches every time. I’m angry, sad and disappointed. Just feels like shutting down and creeping into the darkness. I know I must not but this seems easier.

  • Roba

    This is so crazy. I have been feeling very down for the last ten days because some soulless zombie has indeed sucked at me. And just 5 minutes ago I decided to let go, forgive him, wish him all the best in life from the depth of my heart and I really feel light. Just minutes later I see your post. You are so right. Thank you for sharing and reminding that happiness lies indeed in forgiveness and wishing others the happiness that everyone deserves.

  • amalie

    This is just the greatest. It really bumped me over that final plateau to letting go. Thank you :)

  • Threasa

    I would like to learn the difference between “not shutting down” but still protecting yourself???

  • tarana

    This is awesome. . U r a soul saver!

  • Kathy

    Karen I purchased your book, “Instant Happy” and love it. Your book was my first step to healing from a 54 year life ‘full’ of so many people who are (loveless, soulless, faithless, joyless, uncompassionate, controlling, bullying, angry, bitter, resentful, unhappy, jealous, manipulative, deceptive, dishonest, untrustworthy, mean, hateful, negative, insecure within, unemotional, unhealthy within, superficial, pretentious, ridicule, revengeful, immature, hurt anyone in their path that is unlike them, stressed, in denial, closed minded, and clueless living in unhealthy ways). Thank you for all your postings. Truly appreciate them as they have given me additional validation to what I have experienced, been subjected to, endured, been effected by, and how to heal, let go, and handle.

  • Pratiksha

    I was in a relation where I was cheated..the guy was already engaged and kept me in darkness..got involved..n I came to know about his engagement from third person. .I was in darkness. .he dropped me like a hot brick..but m in process to no more being a zombie..don’t want to shut my soul down…never…

  • Karen

    Great post! Thanks! I’m going to do my part to forget what lies behind…and press on toward the things that lie ahead. I’m have chosen to forget the zombies. Ha!

  • Slhiaz

    Wow you hit my soul tonight. I was with a man for 10 years (a functioning alcoholic), engaged in 2010 and broke off our engagement after he took back the ring 4 times (during his drinking hours). Broke it off in June of 2012 and on December 26, 2012 he passed away from his drinking. I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with this man – albeit his drinking, he was my soulmate and leaving him was not easy to say the least. It’s easier to think of him as a zombie – these past two years have been pretty challenging.

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