Volume 13 Issue 2—July/August
by Melva Armstrong
It has been another glorious two months since my last editorial. I am joy-filled to be outside every day soaking up the heat of the sunshine and feeling the warm wind blowing against my cheeks. I love smelling the aroma of the wild roses as I walk on the path along the river. So far this year I have seen cute little goslings and ducklings with their tiny webbed feet furiously moving under the water to keep up with their parents. I have seen a coyote and a rabbit, two wee garter snakes, and lots of crows and magpies, along with all the beautiful songbirds whose melodies always seem to twinkle in my ears. Mother Nature is certainly a magical place and one where I can go to commune with all that exists, and afterwards I hold that creative energy with me throughout the rest of the day. I find these experiences very nurturing.
Things are happening so quickly in our world it seems we need to always be wearing running shoes. Each of us has much to consider in order to know what is best to be a healthy and happy individual, and at the same time helping to care for our planet. Although this can feel overwhelming, please be assured it is extremely important to be vigilant and to remain committed to your goals of honouring yourself, others, and the Earth, so you can live each day to the fullest in a natural, clean, and safe environment.
In each issue of WHOLifE we strive to bring you a wide variety of positive, health-conscious information to help you as you grow on your life path. Many of our readers have told us that the material in the journal has not only educated them but inspired them to take action in their lives that has been transformative, taking them to a much deeper and more satisfying level of awareness and being. When I hear these kinds of stories I feel very blessed to be able to contribute to their growth and learning. I find great joy in doing this work. Every day I meet absolutely wonderful people, and intuitively I feel connected with all our readers, so I must say that these experiences all serve to energize and motivate me to continue.
“Imagine embarking on a transformational journey with a horse without ever climbing into the saddle.” This is the opening line of our feature article, Reclaiming Your Primal Fire Through Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) by Carol Marriott and Patrick Harbula (p. 20). Described as a revolutionary learning process to assist people to be their highest and best, EAL is not about riding or horsemanship, it is about being on the ground and experiencing horses out of the saddle as powerful teachers that can inspire our dreams and awaken our spirits. Carol and Patrick will be combining their unique talents and leading a Primal Fire Intensive Retreat near Humboldt on the Labour Day weekend so be sure to read their article and ad for details. As well, there will be an open house demonstration of EAL on July 28 at Ravenheart Farms.
From front to back, this issue is packed full of diverse and empowering editorial material. There is everything from what to eat if there is no meat, to orthotic help for sore joints, to the importance of healthy fat, to questioning the use of mammograms, to the health risks of guilt, to creating your best life using the universal laws of attraction, to understanding the art of receiving using the yin or feminine energy, to a radically new approach to healing by choosing again, to celebrating 10 years of shiatsu in the province, to the fact that our earth and its inhabitants are being poisoned, and to our News of Note and From our Readers sections. Directions to all of the above can be found in the Table of Contents. They are all worth reading.
Most importantly, I express my gratitude to our incredible advertisers who are located in the Classifieds, Calendar of Events, Directory of Services, and Display ads. It is the advertising and subscriptions that make it possible for this journal to be published so I thank all you folks, from the bottom of my heart, for your continuous support. And ultimately it is the readers who benefit from what is contained in each issue and you are equally thanked for supporting the advertisers, the writers, and all those who contribute to making the journal come to life.
May your days be filled with gratitude for the love and beauty in your life!
(I honour the Spirit in you!)