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Monica McDowell

A healer by day and a writer by night, Monica McDowell is a certified Karuna® Usui Reiki Master who has spent countless hours meditating on the virtues of chai lattes and chocolate.

Latest Posts

We Are So Disconnected From Our Bodies. This Is Why.

One of the reasons we are so disconnected from our bodies is that our society, having gone the “matter is all that matters” route and therefore spirit doesn’t exist/matter, has ironically, disregarded matter as non-spiritual and non-sacred because matter by definition cannot have spirit, consciousness, energy.

How Emotional Pain Can Lead You To The Capital-T Truth

If something is causing you emotional pain, it’s quite possibly because you believe something that isn’t true with a capital T. Another way of saying it is, you’ve attached your identity to a temporary truth or a false belief. Truth with a capital T is eternal, infinite and whole. No pain is there. At all.