Karen’s World has its Hungry Ghosts and Oni (demons). They burrow around in the lower depths of my consciousness, nibbling at the roots of my happiness and peace. After countless unsuccessful
strategies to eliminate them, I decided to make friends with them. Draw them out and hear what they had to say.
I discovered that they are indeed scary, more than a bit weird, and also funny and touching in their insistent fierceness. I discovered that being seen and heard makes them much more malleable. I’m even feeling affection for them, because they are so sweetly present to being given form.
I invite you to include a Hungry Ghost/Oni art piece into your life to soften your heart to what’s scary inside you and to remind you that there can be humor and lightness in even the darkest shadows of our inner worlds.