July 2007


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Upcoming Events

About Midlife Journeys

Be The Change

About Midlife Journeys

For many people, midlife is a time of transformation, a time of seeking greater purpose, joy and meaning in the second half of life. Midlife Journeys is a monthly newsletter designed to support you in reconnecting with your authentic self and energizing your life through deep self-nurturing, creative expression and heart-centered living. Each issue contains inspiration and resources to help guide you on your journey to greater aliveness, joy and fulfillment.


Conscious Aging, This Sunday, July 22, 2007, 1-3:30pm at Santa Monica Yoga. Facilitated by Carol Sutherland and Mary Donovan.

What would it be like to experience midlife not as a crisis but as a time of awakening to who we really are, a time to live more consciously, authentically and creatively? Explore the possibilities in this experiential workshop.

Through meditation, movement, music, and writing exercises we'll share our stories, our challenges and our wisdom and dare to go where few women have gone before! Create the second half of your life as the best yet to come!

Dress comfortably, bring writing materials, and if you'd like, a percussion instrument. Register under Upcoming Events or call Santa Monica Yoga at 310-396- 4040.

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Be The Change

"We must be the change we wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi

I am sending my newsletter this month at the moment when millions of people around the world, including myself, are joining in meditation and prayer for the healing of our planet (11:11am Greenwich Mean Time, July 17, 2007). In California, this is 4:11am!

Shelley Yates, a Canadian mother, is the inspiration for this event called Fire the Grid. Many of you may have received information about it through the Internet. (Her website is www.firethegrid.org.) She went through a near death experience and powerful spiritual awakening and was moved to spearhead this event and future projects to assist the healing of the planet.

Shelley is encouraging people around the world to sit at this time, alone or with others, to reflect on the beauty of the planet we all share, to appreciate everything we have and all that we are, and to envision a better future for us all. It's meant to be a time of upliftment for both our individual and collective energetic fields and then for sending that energy to the core of the earth in service to her healing.

What a beautiful vision! The power of the collective consciousness is potentially huge. There are a number of scientific studies documenting the powerful impact of prayer on individual healing. Why not extend that to our living Earth?

And, when this particular moment in time has passed, we can extend this kind of practice into our daily lives. As you continually uplift your own consciousness, you make a significant contribution to the consciousness of the whole. It is an act of loving service.

One of the key ways to do this is to discover what brings you joy, give yourself permission to do or be whatever that is, and then give thanks for the opportunity.

Another way is to practice random acts of kindness for no other reason than to express the best of your humanity. This might be feeding someone else's expired parking meter, offering a blanket to a homeless person, or giving assistance to an elderly person as she attempts to carry her bags home from the market. You're looking out for your "tribe", recognizing that as we care for others we are truly caring for ourselves.

Other ways include: meditating; walking in nature; listening to music that inspires you; cutting down on the time you spend ingesting the news and other media; coloring your world with shades that uplift you and surrounding yourself with objects of beauty and meaning in your home or work place; gracing your environment with fresh flowers; etc.

This month, if you don't already know, I invite you to spend time discovering what brings you joy. If you do know, be sure to give yourself permission to experience it regularly and give thanks for the blessings it brings to your life.

Here's to a more joyful and loving future for us all!

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