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Editor’s Note: Summer Edition no. 244

by | Editor's Notes, Print Articles, Summer 2023

Summer reminds us that there is hope in the world, that the light within can spread to the far reaches of the globe and inspire others.

“Shine as if you are the sun. Shine like the sun in darkness. Shine like the sun in a gloomy sky.” Debasish Mridha

In the summer of our lives we say goodbye to a long, inwardly-focused time of self-reflection and open ourselves to receive the fiery energy of the sun, moving us forward, cleansing every fibre of our being. This season is a powerful time to shine, manifest dreams and desires and to embrace spiritual transformation.

Summer is a season of unbounded joy. The warm, balmy days with longer light hours, calling us to spend time walking lightly, gently and joyfully beside Mother Earth, nurtured by the Sun of Father Sky, often in fields of flowers.

While every season has nuances that make it special, there is something that elevates summer above the others. Is it the gathering of our clans or the great South African outdoors, picnics, traditional braais – in my case if only to char a veggie kebab and the sheer joy of raw, real and refreshing summer fruit? Watermelon to mangoes, figs and endless choices. And then there are our beautiful coastal areas, beaches and oceans alive with life… and the salty sea breezes that beckon.

In this edition we share the science of joy, what joy is and the unboundedness of joy. We explore conscious conservation as well spiritual and wellness travel, including a poignant and powerful personal experience in ‘The Africa I See’ account of self-liberation.

We take you on powerful healing journeys and bring you face to face with imposter syndrome. We touch on the reality of mental health challenges at this time of year, how to reach out and how to support those who reach out to you.

KwazuluSpirit™ Festival 2024 is confirmed 9, 10, 11 August

This celebration of consciousness takes place in a pristine natural paradise on the beach, threaded into the coastal dune forest, The Laughing Forest in Elysium, which is on the lower to mid-South Coast of KZN.

In Homer’s Odyssey, Elysium is described as a paradise, the ‘playground of the Gods’. We look forward to welcoming you to our playground, to experience, discover and transform.

Ticket Sales and Accommodation Bookings: LIVE ONLINE 21.1.2024.

Debra Robins

Debra Robins

Odyssey‘s custodian & editor

Debra Robins is a savvy and insightful corporate jungle escapee, wordsmith, author, publisher and magazine editor, Debra is passionate about upliftment through the power of the written word. Former natural healer, teacher and healing academy principal Debra blends together extensive expertise in wellness, both in the corporate and personal contexts, as well as over 25 years’ experience in driving and delivering corporate wellness initiatives for local and global corporations. Student of law and corporate consultant by trade, naturopathic practitioner by design and magazine editor by choice. Debra is honoured to be the custodian of Odyssey Magazine