Day 38
Dear One,

T ake a moment to turn your attention to the one who is reading this page. You . Keep reading, but notice where your attention is coming from, what the source of it is.

Who is looking through your eyes?

Be with this experience for a moment.

The real you has been with you since the day you were born. Some call it your soul, your essence, or your presence. It doesn’t matter what you call it, but it’s important to know it’s the aspect of you that doesn’t change while everything else around you does.

The "real" you is the one who is aware of your ever-changing body and calls it home. The real you is the one who witnesses, experiences, or observes your thoughts, feelings, actions and experiences. When you say, I am feeling happy , it's the I. The I is that awareness beyond the thought. It’s the real you. Your body, thoughts, and emotions are only the expression of that I.

Turn your attention again to the one listening, seeing, and witnessing. This is your presence: it’s a clear and simple awareness. And though now you might be aware of this presence for only a fleeting moment, after these days of the Feast and practicing regularly, your intimacy with this will deepen. It’s stable, wise, ever present, and dependable.

Eventually this, your soul, becomes your reference point by which you navigate life; it’s an inner compass that transforms the way you see yourself and the way you respond to the world . I call this being soul-centered. Although a subtle shift, it is so powerful, it will transform your life.
Thank you for putting your spirituality first during this time of deep practice. I am practicing with you.

Love, Sarah

Sarah McLean
Director, Feast for the Soul, Inc.

Meditation Highlight
Suzi von Mensenkampff i s a heart-centered meditation teacher from Ireland. She teaches meditation, yoga, and Ayurveda and is passionate about helping new meditators make their way into a deeper practice.

Suzi and I and two other powerful and peaceful women are leading a retreat in the UK in May. A wakening the Power of the Feminine Mystic.

Her meditations can help you to recenter yourself, release the stress that may have accumulated in your nervous system, and return to seeing the world as lovely.

Living the Feast
The old saying, “Do it right or don’t do it at all” can apply to your daily practice.

A master once told a group of seekers that the spiritual process was like filling a sieve with water. When they reflected upon the image, the disciples grew depressed.

You can’t fill a sieve with water! Was he saying that they’d never become full? That it’s impossible to fill mundane life with the Sacred?

When the students voiced their dilemma, the teacher took them to a beach and threw a sieve into the ocean. It floated a moment, then sank. “Now it is filled with water,” he said. “That is how to do your practice: Throw yourself completely into the Divine.” - Philip Goldberg
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