I am honestly not sure who is going to be more excited to see that we have just been included in Spirituality & Health's latest issue that features Wayne Dyer on the cover, my niece Katherine or me.
You see, Kate was the one who introduced me to Wayne Dyer -- not that I wasn't aware of him before, but when she was going through some really tough life challenges-- several of his writings were rope lines that pulled her to shore. And so, I have never not thought of her and how he helped my beloved niece whenever I see a photo of him.
Cue my squeal of delight when I received the March/April 2012 issue that has a lovely write-up about squam AND celebrates Wayne Dyer on its cover. (Three guesses as to what my niece is going to find in her mailbox sometime this week . . .)
Also-- they used two photos from our community: one from Thea Coughlin and one from Christine Chitnis. Sometimes I get discouraged when photos are used and proper credit to the wonderful photographers somehow gets lost in the shuffle-- so I was particularly glad to see they clearly noted the source of both shots. boo-YAH!
If you haven't picked up a copy before--- I found mine originally at the Whole Foods here in Providence-- you are in for a treat. Great, in-depth articles with no filler. This particular issue has a series of paintings by Pamela Turczyn that were created with an intention to contain and convey the energy signature of a theme into a series of mandalas. Powerful and inspirational, for sure.
(note: Spirtuality & Health often weaves a focus on art into its magazine -- I was kind of thrilled that the first issue I ever picked up featured two fabulous artists (and squam teachers) Alena Hennesey and Misty Mawn!)
For me, the lead article that focused on how to live from a place of love is what I have been reflecting on over the weekend. In it, Wayne Dyer references a core teaching from The Course in Miracles that asserts there is either love or fear. Everything we call anxiety, stress, overwhelment, depression, etc-- is a manifestation of fear. "Everything that is fear cannot be love, and everything that is love cannot be fear. So you ask yourself, do I want to be in a state of love? Do I want to be in a state of fear?"
Get me to the love, I say-- set me free from the attitudes and thoughts that produce anything but a loving response. And?
It'd be really great if we could have ice cream, too.
I'm just saying . .
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