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Karen Armstrong

Inside Out
encouraging balance in life…
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32 replies
  1. Lindsay de Swart says:

    Hi Karen,
    This is fantastic. Congratulations and I see you already have a great following. I am delighted and so excited for you.

    I love the look of the site and your blog.

    Yippee for 2011!!!

    heaps of love and positive energy,
    Lindsay

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    • Karen says:

      Hi Lindsay – welcome back and hope your trip home was great!! Thanks for sharing your positive feedback – yes 2011 is a big year for all of us! I hope you continue to enjoy the postings – Karen

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  2. Deborah says:

    Hi Karen
    Love your website and blog!
    I’ve been meaning to contact you. Quite an amazing son you have! Venturing out in the crazy weather we had before Christmas in search of your gift and hiking over 2kms to get to us! I am sure that is a story the two of you will not soon forget!
    I hope all is well with you and your family.
    Have a Fantastic New Year!
    Deborah Kolody
    Visions in the Woods

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    • Karen says:

      Hi Deborah – omgosh – I was so touched with the story of the firepot, you are totally correct that it will be one that we always will remember. I am blessed with 3 incredible sons. Thank you for looking at and commenting on my new website and blog. I am really looking forward to sharing some of my wonderful experiences with readers so keep tuned in! I sure do anticipate coming out to Visions in the Woods very soon! cheers, Karen

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  3. Bernice A says:

    Happy New year.

    This is a great website and I lookforward with talking with you next week.
    Sending love and healing light,

    Bernice Anderson

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    • Karen says:

      Hi Bernice – I miss seeing you since the market closed for the season and would love to chat. Thanks for signing up to the blog and taking the time to let me know. I hope you enjoy the posts. Talk soon,
      Karen

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  4. Pat Riley says:

    Karen,

    I’ve known about the enneagram for about 15 years and have been typed by a master teacher as a “one”, which at first I resisted but have gradually come to see how it fits. I also own a business (some tennis and fitness clubs) and we use the Predictive Index therein for hiring purposes. I’ve recently joined an enneagram study group and I asked all participants to fill out a P.I. My thesis was/is that there must be some correlation between P.I. scores and ennea types. For instance, it seems reasonable to me that all “ones” would have high “D’s” (i.e. rule followers, risk avoiders, not wanting to make a mistake) and all “fives” would have low “B’s” and all “seven’s” would have high “B’s”. But I’ve seen some other patterns that are intriguing. Like – many self proclaimed sixes have an A-D conflict (making them swing between opposites as your post on 6 suggests). There are also several people with the P.I. version of the chameleon pattern (all points around the average)…I’m wondering if that pattern fits the “nine” ennea type.

    It seems like there are some good possibilities here but I’m not sure if I’m on to something or not. I’m wondering if you (or anyone you know) has worked with this idea any and if so, if you’d be willing to share what you’ve found.

    thanks….I’ve enjoyed exploring your website.
    Pat

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    • Karen says:

      Hi Pat,

      It is always interesting to explore the correlation between personality systems and I believe you will always find area’s that overlap and show some patterns.

      One company I worked with, used the PI as part of the hiring process and I was fully trained in interpreting the results. I have not done any research to compare the characteristics found between the PI and someone’s enneagram type as you highlight here.

      My experience in looking at other systems with the enneagram, is that they are limited in being able to cover all 9 types with any consistency. You are absolutely finding certain points that are very likely to be true such as a high D relating to type one and the 6’s having an A-D conflict however I do not believe there are enough patterns to cover all types.

      I appreciate this exploration and conversation and am happy to share further thoughts if you would like to call me sometime.

      Cheers,
      Karen

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    • Karen says:

      Great to hear that you took the time to review the manual Karen, we all need reminders once in awhile. I find that when people volunteer for the panels at my workshops that they often comment on how much it reminded them of good tips and awarenesses. It is important to review material that supports us as we hear enough about our challenges with day to day living. Keep shining your beautiful light Karen!

      Karen

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  5. lalo en chapala says:

    hi karen:

    i saw your comments about planning. i recently read an article on system d – the second largest economy in the world behind the usa. i would recommend you google system d. the qualities of system d are so required for a business these days. i wish you well.

    lalo aka edd

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    • Karen says:

      Hi Edd,
      Thanks for taking the time to read my post and comment. I took a look at your website and the Transformation Centre sounds very interesting. I wish you all the best in this new year of great opportunities!
      Karen

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  6. Dawood says:

    Dear Karen,
    Thank you for you nice bright energy.
    Here by I inform you that I am organising two workshops in Cape Town on the topics of “The Sufi understanding of the Enneagram” and one on the topic of “Birth”, that are planned for the beginning of March of this year. They will be directed by Shaykh Amanoullah Philippe de Vos who will come from France to spread his wisdom and knowledge, the first time that a Sufis Master comes to teach enneagram in the Western Cape. He is an international speaker who has for 15 years being teaching throughout France, Belgium, Switzerland, India, USA, Jamaica, Senegal, Mali and Ethiopia. He is one of the Masters of the Naqshbandi Golden Chain and also received permission from Masters of Wisdom in India to transmit the energy-consciousness regardless of the spiritual paths followed, without prejudice, because the Light is One. Philippe de Vos dedicated his life to spread Oneness, organizing workshop and retreat all over the world, awaking people to the immensity of the Ocean. I have been following Shaykh Philippe Amanoullah de Vos since few years now, and have seen some wonderful individual and collective transformations thanks to processes including conscious energy/breathing/and harmonic music using frequencies (Monroe Institute), whatever the religion and origin.
    I am thinking that maybe you would like to meet him, and that you could help us passing on the message. Warm regards. David

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    • Karen says:

      Hi David – what a beautiful message to read and I would dearly love to come in March to South Africa because I Love the country, to meet you and Phillipe de Vos and to experience this work. It is a bit too short notice for this time and I am booked for another course the week of the 12th. I am happy to share your message and will look up the work you speak of. Keep in touch with me and I wish you magic as you share the light of Oneness! There are many of us around the globe now who are bringing forth the light – it is time! Blessings to you.
      Karen

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  7. James Griffin says:

    Hi Karen!

    How are you? I left you a voice message a few weeks ago. I would love to connect soon to discuss some global transforming initiatives that I am a part of, one of which will be uniting “Wise Women” on an global level. I am in San Diego for a business meeting with a “Wise Woman” from Florida and will be returning on Friday. Is there any way we can meet up for a tea within the next few weeks?

    Thanks and looking forward to reconnecting again.

    James Griffin

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    • Karen says:

      Hi James – I did get your message and look forward to setting up a time. Wednesday’s have more flexibility however call me and we’ll find a suitable time for both of us. Enjoy San Diego – my son is there right now too on a leadership conference! Safe travels and talk to you soon,
      Karen

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  8. stuart says:

    hi Karen , i am interested in taking one of your Reiki classes. can you tell me when the next one starts?

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    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your interest…the next Level 1 Certification training is scheduled for July 19,20,21 in Sharon just north of Newmarket. Please see my Upcoming Workshops page on the website for all the details or contact me if you have specific questions. I look forward to meeting you. Karen

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  9. Karen B. says:

    Hi Karen

    I was looking for a monthly Reiki share meeting. I acquired my Reiki Master/Teacher certificate back in 2006 and am a member of CRA. I have been ‘out of practice’ for some time. I was hoping to find a monthly meeting of Reiki practitioners to work on each other, sharing this fabulous energy. Is this something you do or do you know of such a monthly meeting? I’m in Newmarket. Thank you so much for your response.

    Warmest Reiki Blessings!
    Karen B.

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    • Karen says:

      Hi Karen,
      Thank you for getting in contact with me as it is wonderful to know other reiki masters in the community. I have been part of reiki shares in the past and very much enjoy the time. Right now my schedule is quite full to commit to a regular reiki share so I would invite you to check out my reiki table practice days. I have one coming up on the 22nd of Sept. They are very powerful days for all in attendance. Please give me a call and at least we can get to know each other. Cheers, Karen

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  10. Sharron says:

    Hello Karen
    Before I register and pay online, I wanted to check if there are openings left for the Reiki I workshop Dec 13-15? Many thanks!

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    • Karen says:

      Thanks for checking Sharron – there is indeed space for you in the December class. I welcome your step forward into healing and expansion at this wonderful time.
      Karen

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  11. Rajan says:

    Hi Karen. Just to say I’ve loved reading the deft and considered way you respond to the messages left on your site. I’m a 3w2, and can almost predict the subtle distinction between the ‘warmth’ of your reply, and the ‘charm’ of my post! 😉 It is nice to get to the point of being amused by one’s type, and (especially as a 3) learn from and appreciate the particular strengths of other peoples. Keep up the good work! Very Best Wishes, Rajan

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    • Karen says:

      Ok – now you got me, I am smiling as I read your comment Rajan! It is fun when we can be amused by our patterns isn’t it? I hope that I am lucky enough to have you continue to read my posts and comments in the future. Stay in touch and all the best.
      Karen

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  12. Anne Williams says:

    Hi Karen:
    I’ve been thinking of contacting you with this info for some time now, as I am surprised there has been no mention of it in your blogs.
    So I wonder if you are aware of it: My sister in Ireland is a practitioner as are so many others and the results are amazing.
    EFT – Emotion Freeing Technique, otherwise known as TAPPING. Based on the Meridian points and going back to ancient Chinese methods of acupuncture. The Tapping is done with 2 fingers on those meridian points and the freeing can be almost instant. There is much more to all this and so I will email you some info that I have. There is currently a World Tapping Summit going on with wonderful practitioners providing hour long sessions.

    I am living in Kingston now, but did attend one of your gatherings of women to dance around the fire some years back and really enjoyed this.
    Hope you consider adding this wonderful technique to your practice.
    Best Regards
    Anne Williams

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    • Karen says:

      Hi Anne,
      I absolutely do know about EFT and have experienced it before a few times. As we have so many wonderful modalities on this world to explore, I believe we are drawn to those that resonate most with us. I definitely appreciate the work of EFT and support all those who are drawn to it. I feel I cover many basis already and am not pulled to add it to my practise however I do refer clients to many other practitioners when it feels like they could provide another step for my clients journey to wholeness and joy.
      Thanks for touching base and remembering the circle! Know you are welcome out anytime you are in the area.
      Blessings and Happy Valentine’s Day Karen

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  13. Andrei Guina says:

    Hello Karen, I have become very fascinated by the bio-photon therapies after watching Dr Johan Boswinkel’s videos. As an attuned Karuna Reiki Master myself I am waiting to do another type of therapy before I can use it for a job in helping others. You see, I have found Reiki very helpful since I have been attuned to the different degrees. I am only an ordinary person working in a supermarket but I would like to expand my energy work by studying another holistic therapy so it would go hand in hand for a job to really help others. The biophoton therapy has fascinated me so much and I would love to give it a go as I know there are issues that need to be cleansed out. More so, it would help my family enormously! I live in the UK and I have a feeling that biophoton therapists are few and far. May I ask from your own perspective as a Reiki Master, would it be a good idea to try this therapy out first, and can it increase your ability as a channel for the Reiki to flow through?

    Namaste and blessings Karen
    Andrei 🙂

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    • Karen says:

      Hello Andrei – I appreciate your thoughtful inquiry. I have found the biophoton therapy to be a beautiful compliment to my reiki practice. The biggest advantage has been to introduce clients to energy work in a more scientific manner and from the results they experience and the trust developed between us, then more healing work can happen. It took some time to translate what I know through my hands, to what I get from the chiren but it is the same – we listen for the clients body to express it’s story. Follow your heart and intuition and go out to experience how the biophoton therapy works for you. You will know if it is the right path to follow. Good luck and check back in any time.
      Karen

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  14. Terry Lynn Rick says:

    “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s there are few.” – Shunryu Suzuki-roshi Great quote — reminds me of the jack-of-all-trades, master of none, but in a good way ? I have always flitted from topic to topic, and on occassion, wondered why I am not steered to just one specialty. This quote suits my ‘tasting type’ just perfectly. Miigwetch Karen, TL

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    • Karen Armstrong says:

      I love the way you look at life Terry Lynn so I am happy that this quote resonated with you. I look forward to sharing more of the enneagram with you in the future as I believe it will also shed some light on your inner being too. Miigwetch my friend.

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