An addictive spin on life, love, and the nature of reality
What readers say
“I just finished Moondance and I felt I had to write to tell you how much I loved it. I haven't been able to put it down and felt it totally resonate for me...”– Lynne Franks
“Karen, it's Dee, I had to call and tell you that I've just read the first 119 pages of your book and oh my God it's absolutely incredible... I don't want to put it down, it's your fault. Congratulations, I can't wait for the next page.”– Dee Miller
Director, Renewed Strength
Welcome! I'm Karen M. Black and I'm a Toronto writer.
Professionally, I have an MBA from the Rotman School of Management in Toronto, Canada. I work as a plain language consultant for the group benefit, pension and financial industries.
Personally, I've been on a journey of spiritual awakening for a while now. At first, rather quietly. And then, publicly.
The truth is, I never planned on making this journey. For the first few years, I resisted. Then for a while, it felt as if I was living two lives.
I began writing creatively to gain insights into myself. I published because over time, I realized that I am not alone and that sharing my experiences helps others.
I'm now growing this site, Heart Explorations, which promises to be my most intimate and personal site yet.
During my own spiritual awakening, I traveled down some rabbit holes. Some sinkholes, too. I'm aware of what's out there, in all of its forms.
Now, after two decades of exploring, the ground under my feet feels firm. I'm comfortable sharing the most helpful information I've discovered (the stuff that was really hard to find).
What I publish here may not be your final answers. Some might not even be your questions.
But I believe that some of you will discover a facet of your heart here. A like, curious mind. Perhaps, a place to look next or ways to recognize your own signs of spiritual awakening.
Perhaps my words will offer an idea that helps you decide for yourself. Or simply something that inspires you to keep seeking.
On this site, I publish the secrets about life that are hidden in plain view. Secrets that are ripe for you to find them. Try them on.
Here, I also share my own Heart Explorations. To help you recognize the changes in your heart you're already sensing. To help you find meaning in it all.
I use the same plain language techniques I use for my corporate clients, for I want you to understand quickly and decide for yourself.
The secrets I share may challenge your thinking. Make you angry. They may even shatter your world. Believe me, I've been shattered a few times. Sometimes I grieved for many months, as old truths fell away.
You see, there's a big shift going on. One you're pondering, perhaps. One the earth has already begun. Your heart knows this. That's why you're reading now.
If you seek to know the truth (your truth), your heart will transform. You will experience the roots of Knowing. You will continue to expand. More layers will slip away, and you'll open even more. This is spiritual awakening.
Do not believe what I believe. Do not believe the sources I share on this site. Think for yourself. But perhaps, Open. Consider. Sit with it a while...
Feel it out. Tears mean yes. Relief means yes. Feeling understood means yes. Expansion, warmth, a pulling-up means yes. Fear and a tightness means stop. Take a breath. When you can breathe easily again, keep seeking...
Some of you reading because you've been feeling restless. As if a revolutionary is rising up inside you, questioning everything. Well done! Keep seeking.
You may be feeling as if you're living two lives. In other words, what you do is no longer who you are. You don't know how to fix it but you want to.
Some of you seek healing for your body or for your heart. Do you see? Your illness is a catalyst and gateway...
Some of you are "in it" and your life is breaking down. It's okay. Change is natural. Stagnation is not (look at nature). Your soul is already there.
Some of you have already consciously chosen to serve to others. Others are working toward a Big Dream. To you I say, welcome. You are here to Help. To make a difference, in your unique way. Like me, you are a Heart Explorer.
Heart Explorers have chosen to walk their unique path in life.
They follow their own inner compass. They trust their intuition. They balance their heads and their hearts. They seek truth. They seek meaning.
Heart Explorers are free thinkers. They also consider the signs around them when pondering their next move.
If you are a Heart Explorer, your path will be different than mine. Your truth may be different, too (ah paradox). But would you like some encouragement and inspiration along the way? Would you like to feel less alone in your journey?
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WHAT'S MOONDANCING? The Moon symbolizes emotion. The dance is about tuning in and flowing with the shifts, cycles and rhythms of your life.
Say YES to going deeper into your own heart dance.