By Kasia Szumal
Welcome to the December issue of Conscious Community! It is our last issue of 2018 and I would like to thank you for reading, staying connected and continuing to elevate your consciousness!
In this month’s issue, you can discover ways to make this year’s holiday season more meaningful by remembering the true value of a gift that goes beyond its price tag. Also, in the issue you can read about conscious breathing what is doing for your mind and body as well you can read about lifecycles that we all go through all the time.
A few weeks ago, I had a pleasure to meet Bhante Sujatha on Meditation Retreat at Theosophical Society in Wheaton, IL. He is a Buddhist monk that came to the U.S. 13 years ago from Sri Lanka. His smile, the pure joy of existence without any expectations that he has, left me wanting to hear him more of his wisdom. You can learn more about Bhante in December interview “Loving Kindness for the Holidays” where he shares some ways to make the holidays more enjoyable and meaningful while creating fond memories.
Breathing is one of the most important functions of our body that we take for granted. When we breathe in, we oxygenate our whole body, calm down our nervous system and feel more energized. Also, through deep breathing, you can elevate your consciousness and change your behavioral patterns for the better. For more about the importance of deep breathing, read Theresa Puskar’s article, Inner Awakening Through Self-Mastery, Breath, and Conscious Living, and Dalia Beata Kasmauskaite’s article, “Breathing Therapy.”
Our lives have many cycles, and December marks the end of the cycle of our calendar year. I know many of you are excited to finish this year and begin the New Year with your New Year’s resolutions and a different perspective. I am with you. In “The Changing Cycles of our Lives,” Carolyn Greenleaf shares some insights about astrological cycles as well as the numerological that we are going through right now.
To show our gratitude to you, we would like to invite you to our Holiday Party! It is a potluck-style party with games, gifts and great conversation.
When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, 5 p.m.
Where: Journey to Wholeness Center, 9501 S. New England Ave., Oak Lawn, IL 60453.
RSVP only by calling 847-966-1110 or by emailing Info@ConsciousCommunityMagazine.com.
Space is very limited, so RSVP early to guarantee a spot. We hope to see you there and celebrate the holidays with you!
Finally, I want to wish that you will find inner peace this holiday season and Happy New Year!