Publisher's Letter

Published on February 5th, 2015 | by Publisher, Natural Awakenings New Mexico


February 2015 Publisher’s Letter

Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

~Mother Teresa

So true. How often have you exchanged smiles with a stranger and had this beautiful connection and uplifting energy when both of you smiled at each other. What if we could self-generate this beautiful feeling without needing someone else?

When you board a flight you are told “in case of an emergency, fasten your own oxygen mask, and then assist those around you.” In other words, in order to help others we need to first take care of ourselves.

There is no need to analyze why so many of us have the behavior of “not loving ourselves first.” The answer is always the same—something occurred during our childhood that programmed our belief system into adulthood.

Love your neighbor the same as you love yourself. Why do so many of us reverse this spiritual law and love others first and then ourselves second? No wonder there are so many failed relationships. We put ourselves last and live our lives reacting to the needs of our partners, kids, parents, jobs, friends, etc.

It’s time to set boundaries and stop letting others throw you off your game. Every time you are in a negative space simply take a breath, place your hand on your heart, focus on the heart center, and surround yourself with loving light while saying the mantra “I love myself, I love myself, I love myself.” This simple act can bring about an amazing shift.

Those seeking new friendships or romance will attract more supportive friends and better partners if you love yourself first. Thanks to the Internet and social media supportive coaches, communities are only a mouse click away. Here are eight things available to you locally and listed by page:

8 – February 11, Gratitude Party in Albuquerque.
9 – February 7, Two-hour Tele-Class to “Attract the Perfect Relationship”
10 – February 23 – 27, Santa Fe Soul 5-day Fresh Start Program. Change feeling tired,wired and overwhelmed to feeling uplifted and empowered.
10 – Sign up for a Heartmath intervention & checkup with Obsidian Health in Albuquerque.
10 – Take a Secret Sexuality class at the Mogadao Institute in Santa Fe.
11 – Awaken your inner goddess with an online belly dance class with Ansuya.
11 – Treat yourself to a cosmetic procedure with “Face by Kim” in Albuquerque to radiate on the outside what you feel on the inside.
15 – March 7, Passion Compass Couples Workshop in Albuquerque.

Check out our February issue through the lens of self-love; you’ll be surprised how many other things you discover!

My gift to you in our quest of continuous self-love is the link to this beautiful meditation to start your day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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