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Natural Awakenings Greater Boston - Rhode Island

Waking Up

I’ve often felt that “I need to be hit in the head with a hammer” before waking up to a lesson that has, in retrospect, been blatantly staring me in the face for years. I’m happy that recently my best life education has come in the form of a more finely tuned ability to “witness my with-ness” as my dear friend and mentor Brian Sean Reid puts it.

Brian has skillfully and diligently been finding new and creative ways to teach me what I need to companion my journey ever since we started working together. I’ve spent much of this time simultaneously fighting the teachings and facing inner demons at the level I’ve been ready to face them, as we all must, in order to grow beyond our old selves and the stories we make up in our minds that limit our ability to achieve what we most desire.

By the time you read this, we’ll have completed the second Revolution of Consciousness (RoC) event held on September 24 in Boston. Unbeknownst to me, when the title of our event was born, it triggered an adventure that became my inner being’s way of guiding me to new levels of understanding my own “inner human complex”.

This phrase comes from the work I’m currently immersed in, aptly titled, The Inner Everest Expedition, created by author Kelly McCormack. She’s another cherished mentor the Universe has delivered to me since I realized that I’m no longer willing to settle for playing it small. I am driven to learn more about what makes me tick, while more consciously choosing to do things previously far beyond my comfort zone.

As it happens, I’ve been in the midst of creating an internal revolution of consciousness parallel to the manifestation of RoC. All unknowingly, I set an intention that put me on a path that would force me either to grow or metaphorically die if I didn’t step up to the growth required to pull it off.

We all face basic human challenges. Along the way we tell ourselves different versions of the similar stories and either face up to or deny our ability to conquer the next challenge or phase of growth. When we open ourselves to the realization that we can’t do it alone, good people show up to support us. Unexpected blessings appear where we may have previously seen little hope.

Blessings and appreciation go out to you with heartfelt thanks for being the driving force behind this publication. My intention has always been to help others make connections that will help them find ways to improve both individual and collective peace of mind.

To inner peace and endless growth,

Maisie Raftery, Publisher