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Living from the center within : co-creating who we are becoming
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The way: seeing the holes -- Assessing our present condition -- Exploring new paradigms -- Shifting perspective -- Embodying consciousness -- Accepting the invitation -- The truth: becoming whole -- Increasing self-awareness -- Transforming practices -- Supporting the journey -- Changing minds -- The light: being holy -- Living interconnected -- Radiating essence -- The world: everyday mystic -- Relating from your center within -- Contributing from your center within -- Imagining our future.
"Drawing on ancient teachings and findings from modern science, the author analyzes the spiritual capacities of human consciousness, and how these capacities can be accessed and utilized to strengthen self-awareness in a way that can improve individual and collective growth"--


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Living From the Center Within is a highly engaging, interactive, informative and accessible journey toward higher consciousness. Moving from personal pain and lacking to abundance and wholeness is possible. Living From the Center Within helps readers center, quiet and open the mind-body-heart. Using the wisdom of ancient teaching and modern science, invitations to daily transformative practice and reflection questions, Rae walks with readers through three levels of human consciousness. Expanding awareness, focusing attention and clarifying intention brings people to their center within.

Living from one's true nature amplifies creativity and benefits the personal and professional life. It also has collective impact culturally, politically and economically as people become more effective at service, relationships and work. Living From the Center Within explains how minds, bodies and emotions are intertwined, and gives the reader tools to move toward a healthier self. It is for people eager to actualize their beings and fall in love with their lives. You can live full out and fearlessly from a sense of calm, joy, and peace. With increased awareness, we naturally shift toward transparency, compassion, tolerance and interdependence. Now is the time for humanity to claim a higher level of consciousness for personal and communal growth.

Author Notes

Michele Rae is a transformational coach, university professor, and founder of The Center Within. She works with clients and students creating a personal, interpersonal and professional life they love. Trained in appreciative inquiry, spiritual practices, intuition, mindfulness, authentic communication, and emotional intelligence. Rae has been a director in national organizations creating and leading systems that support excellence in customer, employee and abundance outcomes. With an MA in human development, Rae is an ordained minister and a pharmacist. She teaches at the University of Minnesota in the Center for Spirituality and Healing and Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Part 1 The Way: Seeing the Holes
Chapter 1 Assessing Our Present Conditionp. 9
Chapter 2 Exploring New Paradigmsp. 19
Chapter 3 Shifting Perspectivep. 33
Chapter 4 Embodying Consciousnessp. 41
Chapter 5 Accepting The Invitationp. 55
Part 2 The Truth: Becoming Whole
Chapter 6 Increasing Self-Awarenessp. 73
Chapter 7 Transforming Practicesp. 85
Chapter 8 Supporting the Journeyp. 97
Chapter 9 Changing Mindsp. 113
Part 3 The Light: Being Holy
Chapter 10 Living Interconnectedp. 127
Chapter 11 Radiating Essencep. 137
Part 4 The World: Everyday Mystic
Chapter 12 Relating From Your Center Withinp. 147
Chapter 13 Contributing From Your Center Withinp. 161
Chapter 14 Imagining Our Futurep. 177
Resources for Stages of Consciousnessp. 185
More Resourcesp. 186
Indexp. 189