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June 2019: Faith
Welcome to the June 2019 issue of Parvati Magazine, dedicated to MAPS, the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary.
All of us at Parvati Magazine are still catching our breath after the devastating loss of one of Parvati.org’s initial members, Darcy Belanger. But MAPS lives on and will be realized. Darcy demonstrated faith and courage, and that is how we move forward.
As it was for Darcy, all my work on MAPS has been a repeated call to faith, to take bold leaps into the unknown, trust and expand to meet unforeseen possibilities. I recall a moment I had when I was on the road, making connections for MAPS. During a meditation, I saw beneath me a bridge of light. I could not see it with plain sight, but in surrender, in openness, in trust, I saw it there, carrying my every step. It calls me to live right here, right now and give this moment all I have. Many Parvati.org volunteers have had similar experiences, whether travelling halfway across the world or finding their phone ring with a key official on the other line ready to talk about MAPS.
This month’s issue is on the theme of faith, that is, the energy of love and compassion that moves us forward in trust in the greater good. You will discover Dr. Lisa Damour’s advice to help girls find self-confidence, the inspiring legacy of conservation from Sharkwater’s Rob Stewart, beauty without plastic from Ethique, our new Yogis Unite for MAPS ally, and much more.
On the cover: Jellyfunk design, photo still by Sashwat Sebok Ferenc from Parvati’s “I Am Light” music video in support of MAPS; dress by Parvati from reclaimed Mylar.
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