By Katarzyna Szumal
The September issue of Conscious Community Magazine is here!
I feel so privileged to announce that this issue marks our 41st anniversary!
People ask me all the time how I came to be the publisher of Conscious Community Magazine, and I am happy to share my story with you. I came to the U.S. from Poland when I was 19 years old. At first, I focused on studying English for a few years, and then I went to college. I had family here, but I felt quite lonely. I knew that we are meant to enjoy life and where I was emotionally at that time was not happiness. So, I began my search for happiness when I was 23 years old in 2006. I asked God to show me the way to a more meaningful and joyful life here. A few weeks later, I got the answer. I found Yoga Chicago magazine, and there was a schedule for the Spiritual Learning Center inside. They were holding a movie event there, The Shift by Wayne Dyer. This was how I met Walter Perschke, the previous publisher of Conscious Community Magazine.
Fast forward to 2012, when Walter bought The Monthly Aspectarian (from Guy Spiro, the founder ofThe Monthly Aspectarian) and became the publisher… I asked him one day who would manage the magazine. Much to my shock, his response was “YOU!” I said, “Yes.” And this is how I became the Circulation Manager of The Monthly Aspectarian, now Conscious Community Magazine. We had so much joy working together. Walter taught me a lot about running a business as well as spirituality. As many of you know, Walter Perschke passed on in May 2016, and he left me the magazine (and this community) in his will.
I felt prompted to share this story to assure you that you are never alone, and you have all of the answers inside you. Just ask yourself for the things that you need, and they will appear to you when you are ready for change. There are no coincidences in life. You are on a spiritual journey in a human body; try to enjoy it even though sometimes the journey may be bumpy!
This magazine would not exist without our advertisers, who fully support this magazine and our mission to help people live a more mindful, healthier and conscious lifestyle. Please support them and let them know that you saw them in Conscious Community Magazine. Thank you!
Thank you to my Conscious Community Magazine team: Theresa Puskar, Julie Roberts, Susan Pluto, Janae Jean Almen, Jody Levitan and Elizabeth Tuckwell, for their collaboration and all the hard work they put in to make each issue vibrant and delightful for our readers around the world.
Also, I want to thank all of you for being here in these evolutionary times. Even though we are meeting mostly online these days, we are connected through the internet, and most importantly, through our souls. There are no accidents in life, and I know that we chose to be here now together to co-create this world based on love, harmony and peace. Each of us is pure love that creates everything in this world. Let’s dream big and love all beings on this Earth!
Until next time,