Here is a listing of recent Articles
featuring Karen Downing. Please choose the link for to each article
to read the text in full. You can look through a listing of Karen's TV and radio appearances here.
"Never give up on yourself. You are, and always will be, the most important person in your life, for your life would not exist without you. You are capable of anything. In order to attain any accomplishment, you must believe that you are worthy of achieving it! Everything in your life can assist you in some way, but if you focus on the have-nots,then you will always be wanting for more." Read more here
Ask A Luminary Question - InspireMeToday.com March 7, 2014 ~ How Can I Find My Inner Strength and Purpose?
"To discover who you are and what your purpose is, the first question you need to ask yourself is, “What brings me joy?” Your life purpose is always aligned with what fulfills you in your heart. Most people have an idea of what this is, but don’t feel that it is their life purpose. This can be for many reasons, such as they don’t feel that it can make them money, or they don’t see their purpose as important enough." Read more here.
Maitreya.co Article March
1, 2014 ~ The Daily Exercise of Surrender
"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." Read more here
One Resource for Authors Blog February
13, 2014 ~ Using Filler Words
"There are many distractions that can clog up the flow of writing, don’t let finding the “right” word be one of them. Writing is a process that we can hinder, or facilitate, by how much pressure we put on ourselves to put words on a page. However, as writers, we must always remember that our first draft is never identical to our final copy." Read more here
Maitreya.co Article February
1, 2014 ~ Vulnerability is Strength
"During the month of February, much of the Earth plane looks to the energy of Love and what it means for them in their life. One of the aspects of Love that is often not explored is that of vulnerability. For many people, vulnerability is a negative term, and they feel it represents weakness, or being lesser than someone else. However, Vulnerability’s true definition is to allow another person to be permitted into your life and heart." Read more here
Ask A Luminary Question - InspireMeToday.com December 27, 2013 ~ How Can I Be More Confident?
"Confidence is an inside-out issue, meaning that it first must come from within, before it can be truly expressed on the outside. First, discover the areas of life in which you are not confident." Read more here.
Maitreya.co Article November
1, 2013 ~ Hidden Pride
"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." Read more here
Maitreya.co Article October
1, 2013 ~ Letting Go
"There are many times in life when the severity of our emotions can feel so strong that we do not know what to do, how to act, or even how to process them. During my last trip to India, there was a time when we were all eating dinner, and I could feel a well of emotions coming up inside of me. I had just ordered my food, but I knew that the tears were going to flow. Instead of pushing back the tears inside of me, I pulled back from the table and left the restaurant. My Higher Self knew that I needed to let those emotions come out in that moment, no matter how silly, awkward or strange it felt." Read more here
Maitreya.co Article September
1, 2013 ~ The Unknown
"One of the learning points that keeps coming up for me is being comfortable with the Unknown. This is not always the easiest situation to deal with, but I am finding that the more I am in the space of the unknown, the easier it is to handle. You see, back before I began my spiritual work, I was a very logical minded person, focused on schedules and planning everything out for myself. This was all done in an attempt to control what was happening in my life. And, as I began to become of aware of working with Spirit, I had to learn bit-by-bit to give up my need to be in control." Read more here
Maitreya.co Article August
1, 2013 ~ Assumptions and Anger
"One of the things many people struggle with on their spiritual path is making assumptions. One thing that my assumptions have taught me is how they are a window into past life energy that I need to release. Whenever you are a making an assumption about a person or a situation, you are actually judging them and yourself." Read more here
Maitreya.co Article July
1, 2013 ~ Releasing Expectations
"Once again we have seen another month of change in June. As the majority of the Team has made their way to Delhi, we have all had to shuffle around in one way or another. One important thing that I have learned is to ignore my Self when it goes into planning mode. See, I used to be a super-planner, planning out my outfits for school as a child, and scheduling my day out to the nth degree. However, now in the midst of all of the change going on, I have simply learned to be okay with saying, 'I don’t know'." Read more here
Maitreya.co Article June
1, 2013 ~ Navigating Change
"The month of May has been all about setting new foundations. Whenever you experience changes in your life, you will go through a time when you are building things up once again. This is one of the aspects of change that many find so difficult, as the Self feels like it is out of control. However, when you can go into the Higher Self and simply trust that everything is as it should be, you will find that you are able to navigate any changes with peace in your heart." Read more here
Maitreya.co Article May
1, 2013 ~ The Experience of Life - Part 3
"We have seen a great deal of change during the month of April. After returning home from India, we made the decision to change the business structure. This decision was not arrived at easily, as we all cherished the Intuitive Arts Center, but the energy is moving and changing, and it no longer made sense to have such a large space in Seattle, when the energy is focusing on India. So we took all of April packing, moving and clearing, to be able to let go of the old space, and to move into a smaller space. Our new space is where the business is run from, and we still have our services available online. However, in this time of transition there became a diminishing need for such a large space here in the US." Read more here