WINTER 2021

Peace, compassion and care start with us!

It was the French-born novelist Anais Nin who said: “You do not see the world as it is. You see it as you are.“

There is a theory, though, called the Law of Consciousness, that states our outer world is a reflection of our inner world and, when you pay attention to your inner storm and your internal chaos, our external world will shift. When we wallow in ingratitude, resentment, self-pity and drama, we focus on our inner conflict – ’the fight within’ – and we preclude ourselves from ‘fighting’ for that which is peaceful, compassionate, uplifting and kind.
 
If you believe the world is volatile and hostile, you’ll look for evidence to validate this. When you believe the world is peaceful and loving, you attract positive experiences.

Are you listening? Our inner world is always talking to us, although, for the most part, we’re not listening. When your inner world is in disarray, the best thing to do is stop and figure out what is happening on the inside, according to author Carole Mandi. If you’re unhappy with what your outer world is reflecting, then something has to give, explains Mandi, and it has to start internally. (Carole Mandi is a Kenyan publisher, entrepreneur and newspaper columnist)

It is no different in the way we view the world and each other. An internal decision to change needs our inner view to be followed by a commitment to action and the resolve to see it through. That which does not serve us, most likely does not serve others or the world around us either.  Everything starts with you!

In this edition we acknowledge the Earth’s Cry and bring you inspirational articles about Sacred Africa, a spiritual ecology and herbalism’s wilderness within, enabling us to hear the Earth’s Song. We are taken through a compassionate, inset facilitating understanding of gender sensitivity and this edition also invites us along on many inspirational journeys.

We look forward to sharing our collective odysseys with you.


Should you wish to connect with me email: debra@odysseymagazine.co.za

Debra Robins

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

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