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Awakening Humanity

Nov 27, 2013 06:56PM ● By Maisie Raftery, Publisher

This month’s theme, Awakening Humanity, is fitting for me and perhaps you, as well. In any case, it’s an eye-opener.

This past year has brought some incredible opportunities for me to embrace the greater possibilities that come through living more consciously. I am grateful at how they continue to unfold.

Just this morning as I paused to reflect on new patterns that have emerged in my life, I saw how much I cherish the ever-evolving realization that we get to consciously choose the quality of each moment, whereby affecting the quality of the next. For me, the key has been learning to catch myself as quickly as possible (or as often as possible) before getting too deep into what I consider a black hole of emotion. Making a quick turnabout from that approaching rabbit hole allows me to choose to be happy and embrace whatever good the Universe has in store.

I have also come to appreciate challenges as opportunities to grow. This perspective has brought a refreshing ability to find and feel the wholeness of peace in the midst of seemingly difficult times. Recent personal challenges have ranged from necessary surgery and letting go of long-term friendships to managing the growing pains associated with owning a small business. Instead of impulsively reacting to situations, I am learning to hit the pause button and trust in the unfolding of a positive solution. As a result, life’s demands feel a bit lighter.

May we all embrace life’s lessons with awakened hearts, eager and able to responsibly enhance the lives of all those with whom we are privileged to share the journey. Thank you for journeying with us each month.

Peace to you and yours this holiday season,

Maise Raftery, Publisher