Author archives: Karen Downing

  • One of the easiest ways to explore your own past life dynamics from the privacy of your own home is through the TV screen. In working with others to help them break their past life patterns, one of the questions that comes up is how someone can facilitate this work at home on their own. Once of ... [read more]
  • For many years of my life I was a veracious reader, spending entire weekends lost in the pages of a good book. I would read fiction and non-fiction books, moving from one to the next. One year around Christmastime, my boyfriend asked me if I could remember the details from a certain book abou... [read more]
  • Many people ask me why I focus so much on using affirmations in my work. The short answer is because they are easy, short, digestible tools that anyone can take advantage of. So, why do they get such a bad rap? Perhaps our definition begins with the Saturday Night Live of old and Stuart Smalley t... [read more]
  • As we near Independence Day (The 4th of July) here in the US, I like to think of it as a time of reflection. Sure there are celebrations of fireworks and summer picnics, but also the holiday is about celebrating the freedom to be oneself. Yet, in our society today this is still not something that is... [read more]
  • There is such a strong conditioning in our society today to push to make things happen, to perform many tasks at once and to rush through them. This creates a strong sense of urgency, anxiety and high stress levels in much of humanity today. Urgency is a creation of the Self, worrying about not gett... [read more]
  • Many people often to express to me their desire to be a channel for Spirit, but often they don’t feel that they are worthy enough to fulfill the task. Being a channel is not about becoming more Holy, spiritual, or Godly; it is about learning to move the Self part of you aside and to allow the words ... [read more]
  • One of the questions I am asked on a regular basis is, "How can I move forward in vibration?" My answer is; become aware of all pieces of who you are. Awareness is one part observation, one part honesty and one part willingness to change. For, it is through awareness that we are able to see the nex... [read more]
  • Progressing on your spiritual path is a daily exercise. There is not one day that does not matter, and yet at the same time each day brings its own challenges, choices and experiences. Everything you do is spiritual; that may be a scary statement to some, but only if you are judging what you think t... [read more]
  • To allow yourself to truly be vulnerable, to fully open up your heart chakra, and your true essence to another person, takes great strength.
  • Live with love. Love is understanding others for who they are, and allowing others to see the real you. Unconditional love is the source of personal power and authenticity. When you are aligned with a state of love, nothing can stand in your way.
  • Pride is one the least noticed emotions that the Self uses over us. Many people are aware of the expression of pride that comes from boastful behavior, or self-righteousness. But, one part of pride that alludes most people is the hidden pride of understating oneself. By the age of 13, I was very ... [read more]
  • Many people worry about if they are being too emotional, or if their emotions are getting the better of them. This is the Self talking, because it wants you to hold onto your sadness, anger, vengeance, hatred, fear, etc.