Letter from the Publisher
This is my first letter to you since becoming a magazine publisher. You probably don’t hear from magazine publishers very often, but I wanted to give you my wish list and share some holiday tips, as well. I want to share with you my heartfelt wishes and dreams for true and real gifts. I believe they are part of the spirit that can be carried within us all as we move into 2012.
Imagine the snowball effect if everyone were to make a small daily effort to help these affirmations become a reality:
We, as human beings, begin to truly value all people on this Earth and honor everyone daily with simple dignity, respect and hope for the future–and teach our children these ways by example.
As citizens of this country and of the world, we put our political and ideological differences aside and work toward lasting economic, spiritual and social healing.
As keepers of the Earth, we awaken to the realization that every action or inaction has an effect on seven generations ahead, and consciously work toward a healthier and sustainable environment for all creatures.
As part of the grand web of life, we more fully honor and respect the beauty in all things and give thanks daily for this wonderful planet Earth that we call our home.
Santa, I’ve also left you a few copies of December’s issue of Natural Awakenings to enjoy with your almond milk and gluten-free cookies. Please give a copy to Mrs. Claus, as I know she’ll enjoy our Conscious Eating section, which includes lots of yummy recipes for healthy holiday party snacks. I think the elves in your North Pole workshop will want to read our main articles about how to simplify the holidays, as well as the connection between doing good for others and feeling good yourself. And Rudolf and the boys should enjoy the Natural Pet article about interspecies friendships.
As a world traveler, you might be interested in our sidebar about Tibetan Bowl Healing and then we have an article by Tucson Naturopathic Doctor Lance Morris, “Resonant Sound Therapy,” about a process that can result in the “Great Remembering.” We are children of the Earth: Gaia. She is a living, conscious entity. We have a sacred and symbiotic relationship with her and all her many and varied life forms.
One final thought for you, Santa. If while making your rounds this year, you find you’re missing a few gifts for all the good girls and boys, please be sure to visit our Natural Awakenings advertisers and distributors. They’ll help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. And if you want to save some money, please refer to the wonderful offers in our Holiday Gift Guide.
Wishing you a peaceful, magical holiday season and a world of happiness and prosperity in 2012!
Sincerely, Holly Baker