I am half Danish and half First Nations. My mother and father separated when I was two years old and I never saw her again. My dad struggled with alcohol, work, money, two small children and life was hard. My dad wanting better for us eventually surrendered us to the welfare system, I was 5 years old. I spent many years in and out of group and foster homes, where I experienced physical, mental and sexual abuse. With no trust for anyone and nowhere to turn I eventually ended up living on the streets in downtown Vancouver BC. Being only 13 years old, I naturally struggled and was homeless at times. I felt sad, hopeless and confused. I did what I could to survive, drugs and alcohol became a way to cope. Living this volatile lifestyle I inevitably ended up in a juvenile detention centre. I knew I needed to change but didn't know how. Eventually I came to a point in my life where I wasn't happy and knew something was missing, there had to be more. I was repeating old patters doing the same things over and over but expecting a different result, telling myself “this time it will be different and I got control over this” these were false statements and a deep denial of the truth. I was In a constant state of frustration, anxiety and fear. I never realized how many false beliefs I had, even years later that were were still effecting so many areas of my life. E.g. I can't trust you, I'm a failure, I'm not good enough, I'm unlovable and I don't deserved success, prosperity or happiness etc. Inside I was torn, I felt resentment towards myself and others and I was filled with anger, guilt and blame. I was tired of how I was living and just wanted to be happy and take control over my life. Only when I was willing to see the truth of my situation and take responsibility help was there.
By achieving my Reiki Masters Certification, Transformational Life, Life Coaching, and studying The Tree of Life Teachings my Self-awareness grew. I began to understand the correlations between my beliefs, thoughts and energy and how they were effecting all areas of my life. By recognizing and letting go of old beliefs then practicing conscious awareness, I was able to control these mental processes. I was learning Self-mastery and this was empowering, no longer was I reacting to life, now I was responding. The more I learned the more I changed and so did my life. Through the path of unconditional love I began to awaken to who I truly was and know I AM free to create my own reality and live the life I desire, which opens the door to peace, love, prosperity and happiness.
Today Karen Taks is a Spiritual Life Coach, Reiki Master, Intuitive Empath and Teacher who teaches Transformational Life, Reiki Certification and The Tree of Life Teachings. If you have any questions or just need to talk, please get in touch.
Excited ProjectI am very excited and grateful to be one of the contributors for The Sacred Attention Therapy Project with RICHARD HARVEY Spiritual Teacher and Psycho-Spiritual Psychotherapists and Founder of the Sacred Attention Therapy project. This project is a collective effort to bring together a group of therapists, healers, and writers to produce a book explaining some of the central building blocks and principle steps in this healing method.
TestimonialHi there, I was holding my tiger stone and it reminded me of your card. We met in Quadra Island at the market and I spoke about quitting my job in the drilling field and pursuing a path in beer brewing. Since then I have quit my job in drilling and worked at a brewery. I have now decided to go back to school to pursue Horticulture. Thank you for your advice on seeing the right path.
Karen is a compassionate and intelligent individual, who is given easily to the work she performs as a spiritual life coach. Her passion is helping others. Her expertise is based in self-awareness, and her commitment is to a global paradigm shift.
Penny Coté, Heriot Bay BC