Where there is Consciousness, there are no Coincidences.
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Just like the foods we ought to eat, the way we live our lives should be raw, whole, pure, authentic, and transparent! This aptly named monthly email series is chock full of insight and inspiration that will equip you with the tools to live a life more true to who you are, so that you can harness your power and step into your purpose as a unique individual! So let's strip it down to the core and get... 
In the Raw!



Manifesting Love & Light

We Are All One



When consciousness stops identifying itself as the ray, it comes to know itself as the sun.

--Michael A. Singer, The Untethered Soul


A Daily Practice

For quite some time, I've been using a meditation app every morning as a part of my "morning routine," and the internal and external shifts in perception that I've experienced have been subtly building upon each other. Looking back, I can now see just how much I've grown.

One of my favorite guided meditations goes something like this:

Imagine you're sitting in your favorite place in the whole world, and in the center of your chest, there is a small flicker of light. The light begins to spread throughout your entire body, reaching to the tips of your fingers and toes, and out the top of your head, growing brighter and warmer with each breath. The light begins to spread beyond your body and spills into the surrounding space...

When the light begins to leave your body, you're then prompted to replace the self with another person--an acquaintance with whom you have no extreme feelings of like or dislike towards, and imagine them as content as can be, in what you would imagine would be their "happy place."


The other morning while seated, I imagined a cashier at Walgreens whom I had always felt drawn to--we'll call her Barb. I hadn't been into Walgreens for months, but for some reason Barb popped into my mind. I imagined her somewhere bright and sunny, with her children and grandchildren gathered around her, everyone laughing and loving. 

My tiny strand of twinkling lights that I usually switch on while I meditate in the dark of the morning was in need of a new battery--one of those flat, round ones. On the way to work, I decided to make a quick trip to Walgreens for a replacement battery, and of course, grabbed a new nail polish color while I was there. To my delight, Barb was working at the checkout.

"Say, I like that nail polish color--it's kind of like the one I'm wearing," she said. She went on to tell me how she had had her nails done for a wedding over the weekend. I replied, "I always thought it would be fun to have a winter wedding!" Barb then told me that it was her granddaughter's wedding and said "I would show you some photos on my phone, but I don't want to get in trouble by my manager." Before I could even reply, she added, "Well, I'll tell ya what, if you sneak around back of the checkout here, I'll show you real quick." Barb swiped open her iPhone and proceeded to scroll through dozens of beautiful photos of her granddaughter and other family members laughing and dancing, and described to me all of the bright floral arrangements, decorations, and desserts that she helped to make. I felt such a deep and meaningful connection with this woman whom I had never said more than a "hi-hello" to before. Seeing Barb light up was the highlight of my week...I couldn't stop thinking about the meaning behind this happy coincidence.

We Are All One

I'm actually not a big fan of coincidences--I choose to believe that occurrences like this one are serendipitous moments that cause us to reflect inward.

...that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.  --John 17:21 NIV

I truly believe that we are all connected--we are all one--and if we are all one, then we are not merely individual rays of light, but a beaming bright sun. There is no division, no separation, we are cut from the same cloth--a cloth intricately woven together by God.   


Meditation and mindfulness has taught me first and foremost, to be conscious--it doesn't mean that I am always present, but it means that I'm aware when I'm not. It doesn't mean that I always do the right thing, but I am aware when I don't. It doesn't mean that I always show love, but I am aware when I feel anything less than love for another person. Being conscious allows us to tap into the light that we all have within our hearts. When we are aware of that light and allow it to shine outward, there is a field of energy--almost magnetic--that draws you into closer union with other beings, and love is allowed to flourish.

Give meditation, prayer, and mindfulness at least a moment of your attention each day. Tap into your consciousness and find the light within--when you find it, show it and share it. You will begin to notice more and more of life's serendipitous moments and interactions with others, and come to realize that this is God--this is Love.

God is Love.

SparklesWhere there is Consciousness, there are no Coincidences.Sparkles


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