Each of us is a unique reflection of a whole and it is our purpose to discover that singular essence within, to remember who we truly are in a grander sense. From there, we are then able to become our full potential, likely more than we can currently imagine. By going deep within our individual consciousness through meditation, introspection or mindfulness practices, we are able to glimpse this larger picture and to feel more readily our connection to the whole.
We are fundamentally spiritual beings who are privileged to temporarily inhabit a human body and we would be wise to cherish such an experience here in the physical realm. When it seems our world is crumbling around us, our response to such challenges is the key to living. Knowing that all adversity has a higher purpose is essential.
Maintaining a sense of grace, acceptance and ease allows us to face our hardships knowing they are part of a larger plan to strengthen both our character and greater soul. This can be accomplished most easily by practicing a demeanor of neutrality and non-judgment towards ourselves and others. We learn best through personal experience and expanding to a wider view helps us to realize our part in this process.
Ultimately, learning to love our self is crucial to life. We are taught the importance of loving others the same as we love our self and indeed, many are focused on helping others. Yet, simultaneously, we are taught that to put our self first is narcissistic and undesirable. In the end, we all are containers of love and need only to activate that love already inside of us. This is accomplished by recalling a feeling of pure love, such as that of a playful puppy.
As we consciously generate that love in our hearts, we actually become the love that we are. Such beneficial feeling causes our heart field to expand widely around the body. The energy of love contained within that heart field then affects others around us, without them necessarily knowing. Through practiced awareness of the heart’s field, we can actively expand it through expressions of joy, love and gratitude. The more of us who accomplish this, the more loving our collective world will become.
As an innovator in the emerging field of brainwave entrainment audio meditation, Karen Newell, co-founder of Sacred Acoustics, empowers others in their journeys of self-discovery. Using Sacred Acoustics recordings, she teaches how to connect to inner guidance, achieve inspiration, improve wellness and develop intuition.
In her search for answers to fundamental questions, it became clear that direct experience is crucial to full understanding. To bolster her strong sense of inner knowing and alignment with her higher nature, she enrolled in a series of hands-on experiential courses to investigate and develop such skills as lucid dreaming, astral travel, telepathy, remote viewing, self-hypnosis, and different forms of energy healing.
She developed a facile expertise in living through daily connection with universal consciousness using heart awareness as a central element. At international workshops presented with best-selling author Dr. Eben Alexander, Karen demonstrates key practices of consciousness exploration: heart awareness, intention, maintaining neutrality, emotional management and cultivating internal knowing. She is co-author with Dr. Alexander of their latest book, Living in a Mindful Universe: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Heart of Consciousness (Rodale, 2017).
During 26-years working in the magazine and newspaper publishing field, Karen held key leadership positions involved with the direction and management of technology transitions faced by the print industry. Her business skills include web development, desktop publishing, communications, information technology, project management and strategic planning.
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