Karen, Healing Artist
HEALING ARTIST: It took me years to coin the right "umbrella description" that sums up the divine gifts, cultivated talents, years of study, professional practices, and creative expressions that I use in service to people and all life. I am a healing artist…Here's an overview.
WRITER: An award winning author, actress and producer, I write for adult and young audiences with an emphasis on creating dynamic characters in stories that are universal in theme, passion and resolution. My work reflects the diversity of the world's populations, thoughts, and cultures. I've been produced and published in every literary medium except as a novelist--and I'm working on that...
ACTRESS: Early on I was the lead or featured performer in commercials, film, TV and stage plays. My call to write brought acting to a halt until, HARRIET'S RETURN: Based Upon the Legendary Life of Harriet Tubman, beckoned me back to the stage in an on-going national and international tour. This is not your regular Harriet Tubman production. Her great-grand-niece, Pauline Copes Johnson says, "Karen, you are magnificent, the best. The performance...the story...the energy...the truth...all flawless. We were so honored to be there." Jim Terr of Public Radio said, "I saw a one-woman show... that was so remarkable that the full house of over 800 was on its feet, cheering and crying at the end, with no question. This was Karen Jones Meadows' performance of her show, Harriet's Return..."
INTUITIVE MEDIUM: By age seven it was apparent to me that there was more to life than chaos, death, and a few good moments in between IF we could figure out how not to incur the wrath of God or people more powerful than ourselves. With basic order in all other aspects of life- the sun consistently rising and setting, seasons generally changing on time, etc.,- it seemed unreasonable that people were randomly placed with nothing more than luck or cultural dogma to navigate their lives. Through the constant study of various religious, spiritual, metaphysical, and philosophical teachings, and consciously cultivating a natural ability to see and hear beyond the physical world, I've come to understand some of how we function beyond the tangible realms. In doing so, I am now able to help people enhance and fulfill their lives through sharing what "comes up for them" through me in a way that can be understood and implemented with loving intentions and actions. We all have it, I just use it...
ARTS- IN-EDUCATION SPECIALIST: A natural born educator (with a degree that legalizes it) I have been a classroom teacher, college professor, adult education facilitator, and artist-in-residence. I've designed literacy and theatre arts curriculums for school systems, cultural organizations, and health and social associations. I've even created interactive exhibits for museums and corporations. I take a lot of classes too!
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Creating and leading workshops is one of my great passions. There’s an immediate gratification that accompanies a workshop where participants learn, invent, and expand in one sitting. The ongoing workshops I teach for people of all ages include; Drama As A Healing Art; Peace, Pods, And Pearls; Write Through The Soul; Telling Our Story; Altars that Alter; How I Met My Divine Life-Mate And You Can Meet Yours Too; Towers of Power for Youths; and Youth Performance and Literary Anthologies.