What I learned at Whole Foods

Are you starving too? 

On my almost daily trip to Whole Foods last week, I was walking into the store and this homeless man came running up to me, screaming, "Call 911! Call 911!"


Not knowing what the problem might be, I brought him to the front desk so they could call for help. He again shouted, "Call 911! Call 911!...and then added... "I need a candy bar!" Then he placed fifty cents down on the counter. It was funny, sweet and awfully sad. Unsure of how to handle the situation, the front desk employees weren't very kind to him and in fact, it seemed like everyone was ignoring this man that was walking around this store, starving.  All I could see in this man was his hunger.  Yes, he was disheveled, intoxicated, single-shoed and desperately alone and hungry. Intuitively knowing this situation may go awry fast, I quickly ran through the store to grab my few items and also a few protein bars that tasted just like candy bars. 
It was as if by divine arrangement that when I reached the front of the store, I literally bumped into him. I told him I had bars for him that tasted just like candy bars, but that I just needed to purchase them. He looked like he was going to cry and immediately said, "Thank you so much. I will pray for you in heaven."  I could see the hunger in his eyes and could feel the gratitude.  I purchased his bars and he immediately sat down politely at a table and started eating them as quickly as he could.  He was just starving.  And it got me thinking...as most things do...  Was he starving for food? Or was he starving for connection and kindness?  And which did he really need more of to survive? And really, how many of us are starving for that very thing too?
The employees I alerted that I had purchased those bars (so he wasn't accused of shoplifting) seemed so surprised that I had purchased them for him.  I actually thought their response was more upsetting than this homeless man.  Why the surprise in connecting to the humanity of someone? In anyone?  Homeless or rich?  Kindness heals your own heart. Kindness connects you to something outside of yourself that ultimately connects you to the part of you that is connected to everyone. All I could think during this entire experience was if he is starving, then there is a part of me that is starving too. 
Now more than ever we are being called to called to love. Be the kindness you want showered on you.  Be the giver.  Be the helper, and you will find your heart and soul filled with a love that will nourish you deeper you than you ever expected and that no candy bar could ever top!

Do you continue to have the same situation present itself?

Do you find similar experiences surface among your family?

Do you want to feel ownership over your own life?


Then join us for Energy Boot Camp- Ho' oponopono

This week, we wrap up our January Energy Boot Camp with the Ho' oponopono Blessing this Thursday night at 7:45pm. This Hawaiian Blessing has been used for decades to take ownership of our life and bless away the struggles that continue to repeat in our lives. 

Join us this Thursday and bring at least one struggle in your life that you would like to release.  As a group, we will bless these challenges and release them from our lives so they stop resurfacing and we can begin moving forward.

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LOVE

I could not be more in love with our class series for February because it is themed to well...love, the most healing energy that exists!  

Do you give from a place of overflow or do you continue to give from a place of emptiness?

Join us for the month of February as we learn about true self-love, creating an equilibrium between giving and receiving in love, forgiveness and loving kindness.  It is going to be an incredible month learning, loving, reflection and meditation.

RSVP for individual class or join us for the whole series and receive one class FREE when you buy you class pass here:  LOVE

Coming soon... Energy Boot Camp Chakra Series!!!

Back by popular demand, we are running our 8-week chakra series again in March and April!  Beginning, March 2nd, we will dive into one chakra a week for 7 weeks, plus one bonus class where we combine them all.  Each week is an intensive class learning the symptoms of balanced and imbalanced of one chakra, the many tools we can use to heal it and a weekly powerful meditation specific to that area. I hope you can join us for this transformational series!

Save on the Early Bird Pricing and buy your ticket before February 26th. Buy your class pass here: CHAKRA SERIES


I can't wait to journey with you on this incredible series!

Much love,

Erin 

Erin Garay