New this Issue:
Well I blinked and summer has evolved into a new beginning. During this season's transition let's set our visions toward new beginnings in our lives. Within these new beginnings, we might find ourselves feeling a bit lost and sometimes even confused. This is due to a lack of reference as we evolve. Evolution is defined as the change in genetic material, organisms, species, genes and generations. Yes, that word again—change.
The unanswered question of "Why..." is always present: why is change necessary? For some, acceptance of why and change births growth; for others focus on the answer becomes the mission. Most will answer "just because." Interesting answer: Because. Two very interesting words in combination: "Be" and "cause." Are we willing to allow ourselves to accept and "be" the "cause" of everything that we experience, no matter what it is or what it brings? Are we willing to take that level of responsibility for ourselves and the manifestation of the light that we are in the world and feel without a doubt that we are the "cause" and "be" it in every moment, or at least try to?
During this upcoming season of autumn we can feel the energy of the earth pulling back to nurture and sustain life within, at an unseen inner level, to evolve (change) once again into a lush vibrant expansive expression of energy and life. So as we draw inward to nurture ourselves as well as ponder the changes that autumn and winter contribute, allow yourself to explore being the cause of everything in your world.
Next, for some great Inner Tapestry news, we are all happy to congratulate and welcome Curtis home from his trip to Ireland where he and Elaine shared their marriage with family and friends. Congrats! Curtis and Elaine, we look forward to seeing you both really soon.
Also, a huge hug and welcome to our newest Inner Tapestry's family member, Scott Cronenweth's new bestest friend, Tashi Norbu. Now really, how can you not fall in love with a fellow being like this! LOL Tashi, we know you'll have loads of fun and lots of long walks at Willard Beach... Lucky guy!
We are also really excited to let everyone know that we have been asked to place the journal in the southern Shaws stores in Maine and the Stop and Shop in Kennebunk.
Here is a list of the Shaw's locations: Portland/Auburn St. and Congress St., South Portland, Westbrook, Scarborough, Falmouth, North Windham, and Saco. We are excited about the added exposure that expanding into these locations will give our advertisers, writers and columnists.
There are lots of great things coming up once again... If people are wanting to travel to the Boston area it's worth the trip, Hay House has wonderful fall events taking place (their ad is on page 27).
The Spirit in Action Conference is happening again for the sixth year. Thank you ladies for your continued effort to bring this wonderful event to the community, it is no small task, awesome job! (More information is on page 15.)
The latest advanced and beginning classes in Shamanism will be starting this fall and winter with all of the talented teachers in the Maine area. What a great way to learn to journey to one's self for the inner guidance that we all seek.
There are many great training and certifications being offered for those needing continuing education credits. As well as outstanding travel opportunities coming up, so keep those in mind as you put money aside here and there to invest in your well-being, it will be well worth the experience.
Our thanks again to the folks at Dreamstime for our wonderful graphics this issue.
Enjoy the crunching of leaves under foot, the smells of fires burning, chilly evenings that bring a wonderful night's sleep and the special time of "being" with yourself and our community, with the richness that it brings.