Nov 30, 2014 07:51PM
Awakening Humanity is this month’s theme for our holiday issue. In Judith Fertig’s feature article, “Spiritual Activism: Love in Action Can Change the World,” we learn that as we take responsibility for our lives, a transformation occurs within and we begin to inspire others to also take up the cause, leading to collaboration that can create change in the world.
This notion inspires me and aligns with one of my favorite Joseph Campbell quotes. “When we talk about settling the world’s problems, we’re barking up the wrong tree. The world is perfect. It’s a mess. It has always been a mess. We are not going to change it. Our job is to straighten out our own lives.”
In staying true to Campbell’s notion, by finding my passion, paying attention and responding to it as a path for my own personal growth, I can attract others along the way that will create a collective energy that can shift the course of awareness and action in the world. This is essentially the journey I have taken with this magazine, and it’s a journey we share together. I am continually meeting inspiring people in our natural health and sustainable living communities that are likewise following their bliss. Each month, we encourage you to listen to your heart, act on your passionate interests, throw off limitations and most of all, believe in yourself. It is through finding and taking our own personal journey that we align with others to make an impact and difference in the world. On behalf of the entire staff at Natural Awakenings, thank you for sharing the journey with all of us.
For your holiday shopping, be sure to check out this month’s wonderful Conscious Giving Guide on pages 24-26, offering healthy and sustainable options for meaningful gift giving this year. Or, if you’ve wanted to try something new for yourself, like a yoga class, deep tissue massage or healthy products or services, it’s a good time to take advantage of these holiday specials. Especially in the midst of this extra-busy holiday season, it’s vital to remember self-care. Consider treating yourself or others to a refreshing gift of renewal and good health.
This I believe for sure: We are here to live joyfully and with love in our hearts. As spiritual beings having a human experience, we are far more than our physical bodies. What a wonderful notion that we always have a choice in how we respond to each situation life sends our way.
We wish you all a blissful holiday season surrounded by the embrace of loved ones, with the constant reminder to feel good, live simply and laugh more.
Dave Korba, Publisher