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Letter from Publisher December 2018

Nov 25, 2017 10:36AM

Kendra & Jacqueline, Co-Publishers

Flames dance like no one is watching, but we all do. Burning brightly from their own hypnotic mix of color, heat and energy, they cast a glow of warmth and beauty shared in the act of rising up. This call of the light speaks to embers burning deeply in our own DNA, stirring the beacon of conviction, empowerment and guidance that grows from that spark.

The North Star, a full moon and every blazing sunrise resonate with the power of our own clarity and the potential for innovation and magnificence that begins there. Well-known spiritual author and speaker Mary Ann Williamson has encouraged all to embrace this radiance: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” We all hold the ingredients for greatness.

Living a luminous life opens up mysteries and vast possibilities in the realm of human transformation, resilience and relationship. Scientists look for visible data by tracking numbers to explain cause and effect, and yet many seekers are drawn to the secrets of synchronicity, manifestation and destiny. We are energy forever expanding or contracting in response to the world around and within us, and this realm of mind versus matter speaks to the gift of consciousness and living as unique individuals within a deeply interconnected world.

Our December issue highlights an important invitation to deepen our bonds, through examples of peaceful conflict resolution and holding space for understanding to occur. The positive benefits of mediated, safe communication can ripple out, enriching both individuals and their families. These efforts are direct, tangible interactions with the potential to reveal a shared humanity, and how our illuminated selves reflect off of each other to change the world.

Lecturer and author Lynn McTaggart’s work, involving the power of intention, illustrates many experiments of directing one’s mind and personal energy, with resulting quantifiable results. She has contributed to the shifting conversation on healing for years, and now adding to the evolution of “me” to “we” strategies, shares a glimpse of her inspiring results with organized collective intentions on page 40. Bridging science and spirituality provides a platform from which powerful discussions on prayer and miracles can emerge.

Reverence for this unfolding supports an acceptance of all that is out of our control while providing a foundation of respect for the co-creative nature of our universe. This season has already been overly abundant with gifts. We’ve been honored and delighted to host Natural Awakenings’ senior staff writer Linda Sechrist, as she’s followed her journey along the east coast, led by spirit and her belief in an emerging heart-based leadership. You can find more about her experience at Her path is a clear example of believing in and finding the light.


This holiday season is the perfect time to dip beneath the surface for a layer rich in meaning and hope. There is a deep and glorious shining to be found there.

                                    ~Kendra & Jacqueline

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