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Live as an Everyday Mystic

Michele Rae

How are you navigating these times of change and transformation? Many of us are finding the support and wisdom of spiritual practice and community to be invaluable. There seems to be a surge in feeling called to be love in action. We are invited to live full out and fearlessly from a sense of calm and joy; to live as everyday mystics. In my meditations and dreams, I see humanity waking up and shifting from an old era to a new era. New paradigms are emerging everywhere from healthcare and government to education and business. These new systems can have positive collective impact culturally, politically and economically. How are you participating in co-creating these shifts in your personal and professional lives as we usher in this new era?

Qualities of the Old Era                             Qualities of the New Era

Depletion                                                        Sustainability

Secrecy                                                        Transparency

Citizens with borders                                   Global/Universal citizens

Hidden information                                        Shared information

Exclusivity                                                     Inclusivity

Self-serving                                                   Mutually beneficial

Despising differences                                    Honoring diversity

Separation                                                      Interconnectedness

Blame                                                              Responsibility

Win-Lose strategies                                       Win-Win strategies

Alienate                                                          Collaborate

External locus of power and responsibility     Internal locus of power and responsibility

Scarcity                                                           Abundance

Deconstruction                                                Reconstruction

Polarization                                                     Common ground

Greed                                                              Compassion

Antagonism                                                     Solidarity

Violence                                                          Peace

Entitlement                                                     Mutual accountability

Agitation                                                         Equanimity

Dominance                                                      Freedom

Breakdown                                                     Breakthrough

Discrimination                                                 Equality

Communication requiring time and space       Instantaneous communication

How do we participate in this transformation individually and collectively with more ease, flow and grace? It starts with each of us finding our own inner peace, balance, tolerance and equanimity. I have found practices that expand my awareness, direct my attention and clarify my intentions cultivate openings to higher levels of consciousness. I have written more extensively about my experiences in my book, Living From the Center Within: Co-Creating Who You Are Becoming. It is designed to be a transformational guide to empowered and mindful living. It shares many tools from the wisdom of ancient teaching and modern science. Each chapter provides invitations to daily transforming practices and reflection questions.

We are being asked to step up, play big, take more risks and speak our truth. Let’s strengthen our connections to support and encourage each other. Through intentional living together from our center within, we harmonize our mind-body-heart, amplify our creativity, enhance our wellbeing and cultivate mindful living. Now is the time. We are the ones we have been waiting for.

Gift of Transformation

We are living amidst a transformative period in human development, experiencing dramatic paradigm shifts, exponential acceleration and leaps in human consciousness itself. It is exhilarating and it is terrifying. Humanity is at a crossroads. We must choose to cease our doing that fosters depletion, conflict, separation and scarcity and choose to support being sustainable, collaborative, inclusive and abundant. When in fear, we allow limiting ideas, beliefs, self-talk and disease generated from ourselves or others to direct our experience. When living from our gifts, talents, passions and strengths, we consciously co-create who we are becoming personally, interpersonally, professionally and collectively. Living in our power as the full expression of our true nature from our Center Within is a treasured gift to all beings.

To continue this conversation, please join me at Your Shining Life Expo during my talk and at my exhibitor booth, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on October 8. Location: Doubletree by Hilton Minneapolis, Park Place (west end), 1500 Park Place Blvd., Minneapolis. For more information, visit

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