Awakening 2017 Book Club: The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
This year, we have welcomed 2017 with open arms. We know that life can be crazy at times, but we are dedicating the time and energy to look within. 2017 has been our year of Awakening. As part of this year’s Beach House theme, Awakening 2017: A Year With Intention, we have been seeking out different sources of inspiration to help us find our inner calm. One of the ways that we are doing this is poring over books from our Holistic Library, found at our signature Dark Night events taking place on the Friday closest to the New Moon.
We believe that reading is dreaming with your eyes open, so we chose some thought-provoking titles to stir our soul and imagination. Every month we are discussing a book that has captured our hearts. For October, we read James Redfield’s bestselling book, The Celestine Prophecy. In this influential novel, Redfield crystallized a new spiritual vision for millions of people around the world that encompassed many diverse ideas: psychological, historical, political, scientific, spiritual and even mystical.
We believe that a spiritual awakening begins with the recognition that we need to find more meaning in life than just the survival of everyday and mundane matters. We may be content day-to-day, yet a deeper truth eludes us and we can’t just ignore it. This lies at the heart of The Celestine Prophecy.
Here we share some of our favourite passages and what it means to us on our journey to self-discovery.
“By seeing the beauty in every face we lift others into their wisest self and increase the chances of hearing a synchronistic message.”
This quote really resonates with us, especially after learning the importance of synchronicity in our experiences. By trying to find beauty in everything we see, we amplify the opportunities of noticing synchronicity in our lives. Synchronicities are meaningful in ways coincidences are not, and lead us toward greater fulfillment and, ultimately, allow us to live our true passion.
“Dreams come to tell us something about our lives that we are missing.”
We love this quote. We believe that our subconscious is very powerful and our dreams are vehicles to tell us what is missing and needed in our lives.
“Life is really about a spiritual unfolding that is personal and enchanting—an unfolding that no science or philosophy or religion has yet fully clarified.”
Throughout history human beings have been struggling to express the spirituality that we all feel lies deep within us. Religion has tapped into this but has not offered the clarity that some people are looking for. Spirituality provides a different vision of life that can be deeply personal and fulfilling.
“I don't think that anything happens by coincidence... No one is here by accident... Everyone who crosses our path has a message for us. Otherwise they would have taken another path, or left earlier or later. The fact that these people are here means that they are here for some reason."
This passage holds so much depth and importance to us. We believe that every event has significance and contains a valuable message that we need to hear. This also applies to the people that we meet on a daily basis – there is a reason why they are in our lives at this particular moment and time.
“The human perception of this energy first begins with a heightened sensitivity to beauty.”
All things are made up of energy. Human perception of that energy starts with an increased awareness of beauty: people, animals, plants, ecosystems that have a high level of that energy appear particularly beautiful. By becoming aware of that energy, we become able to notice when and how we give and receive energy.
Don’t miss out on this Friday’s Dark Night event, taking place on 20 October at Anchor & Den from sunset. We are launching a new inspirational activity to help you set your intentions for this New Moon – swing by to check it out!