Learn more about Katherine T Owen from a selection of interviews and presentations of her work.
INTERVIEW. Click on the link above for
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Guide to the interview with Spirit Portal, Samaya:
4.30 The healing journey doesn't always bring physical healing but always brings growth.
5.12 Katherine answers the question: How did you get ill? And talks of 14 years bedbound without the normal distractions of life. “I'm still disappointed at times that I'm not healthier than I am, but I have come a long way.”
9.50 They tell you to rest, but living with severe illness and inadequate support is hard work…. When you feel sick you don't feel restful.
11.15 Having care. The experience of being reliant on caregivers. "I never knew who would walk through the door".
12.30 Samaya: " if I could have one book on a deserted island, it would be this one [Be Loved Beloved]."
12.40 There you are bed-ridden, how did the conversation with God start?
15.15 In 1993, Katherine collapsed on the way to work. Someone dear to her died. Followed by a spiritual turning point in 1993, prompted by a prayer of surrender: Dear God, I don't know how to do this, please help me. Amen
22.00 Samaya talks about how survival in itself can feel like an achievement.
25.30 Katherine and Samaya talk about the pressure we can feel for life to look perfect.
29.10 Katherine talks about how we can find it hard to love ourselves when ill. And how we can practise knowing that our loveability does not depend on what we do. We are love itself because we are part of God.
32. 48. Part two.
33.00 Samaya talks about her experience of receiving healing energy from the book Be Loved Beloved.
36.45 Samaya talks about how she understood Be Loved Beloved to be a conversation taking place with God, inviting us to hand over any current problem and ask God to address the obstacle.
38.41 A life of being ill can feel meaningless. This is one chapter of your life. Perhaps good will come from this. I am blessed and a blessing.
41.00 Samaya: Be Loved Beloved talks about the mystery of life and what it holds. It is a well of wisdom and healing and true grace.
42.45 Katherine T Owen reads the poem, Love Progressing. The poem speaks of the games we play to push love away.
50.30 Katherine talks about ‘simple’ as being a good thing. Samaya laughs at figs.
Katherine talks about how the poems strip away the details of her life and leave something universal. Simplicity and depth combine.
56.00 You can find Katherine T Owen's books on www.lulu.com in paperback (Visit the shop and enter her name and the book title) and on kindle as an ebook.
In the youtube clip above, Katherine T Owen is interviewed on Episode 6 of The Brewerton Fringe Show on Strawberry Green TV.
In this 2.5 minute extract she talks about the value of positive self talk in a time of chronic illness.
She speaks about how positivity to her definitely does not mean always having a smile on one's face.
The interview takes place at the Richard Jeffries museum - a local attraction in Katherine's home town of Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
The presenter is Andrew Brewerton.
Here Katherine presents her book IT'S OK TO BELIEVE.
The spiritual author speaks of how the poetic inspirations in the book came about, what it can offer the reader, and what makes the book unique.
"I needed to move from my head to my heart, from my chattering mind to a place of just allowing myself to experience God’s love. If you need to make that journey, this book can help you."
"...This is not a quick fix book. This is not find God in 30 days.
This is a book which offers companionship, guidance and validation on the spiritual journey.
This book is experiential. As you read it, you will move forward on the path.
This book gives us permission to take the spiritual journey seriously – whether in or outside religion."
View the video pitch for IT'S OK TO BELIEVE, Can Faith and Reason Coexist? (Previously subtitled Moving From Head to Heart) here:
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