Letter from Publisher: Give Good Gifts
Throughout my early years of growing up in Michigan, this time of year unfailingly brought a sense of excitement and wonder. Family gatherings centered around traditional fare, sacred celebrations, the promise of presents and our holiday school break. All was well in my little world.
While that innocent sense of goodness has matured along the way, I’m happy to have held on tight to the best the season offers. Beyond the excitement of the material aspects and sometimes frenzied pace of the month, we can consciously choose to focus on the true gifts of the holidays. Expressing kindness, compassion and hope in our daily thoughts, words and actions brighten our experience.
As you read this month’s pages, we trust you will find ideas that enable you to embrace the spirit of the season, discover stillness and healing, and share blessings and gifts that nurture. As we each embrace our own blessings, we are keenly aware of the universal yearnings for safe shelter and caring love in today’s complicated and conflicted world. Local and global peace and goodwill toward others are the gifts most of us place at the top of our wish lists for humanity.
Encouraging news can be found in our feature article by Linda Sechrist, “A Global Wake-Up Call, Collective Consciousness Nears Spiritual Tipping Point.” Informative interviews with some of the world’s leaders in the consciousness movement assert we are on the verge of or even in the midst of a mass awakening in consciousness, shifting to an enlightened embrace of peace and love.
Closer to home, Steve Ross and Richard Brendan, two visionaries leading a revolution of consciousness locally, contribute their insights in our “Walk the Talk, Co-Founders Reflect on Creating Epic Shifts and Inspiring Others” feature. Their speaker series incorporates topics based on spirituality, well-being and positive thinking, as evidenced by this month’s talk on Kindness & Generosity on December 8 at The Athenaeum downtown.
We are encouraged to remember the kind in humankind, and generosity of spirit as priceless gifts year-round. Our Natural Awakenings Indy family wishes you and yours joyous holidays, with abundant love in the new year.
And on Earth peace, with goodwill for all,
Teona Wright, Publisher