A Q&A with Mal Duane. Interviewed by Andrew Mondia, founder of The Pear Shaped View
Andrew: How can different forms of Spiritual practice helps others and what ones do you find help you?
Mal: I use meditation, prayer and journaling every day to become centered in my higher consciousness. A spiritual practice is something that you make personal to you. There is no wrong or right way, just what feels comfortable to you. You need to take time to slow the chatter of your mind down from the daily distractions so that your higher voice can come through and guide you on your path. If you can create a sacred space for doing your spiritual practice, it helps you to connect to that inner voice you are looking for. I use a special chair in my home. I have a wonderful candle, some beautiful pictures of people who I love, a lovely small Buddha and beautiful mala beads I got as a gift. They are placed on a tray so if I need to move them, I can do so easily. This is my special place to meditate and connect daily to my divine guidance. Instantly, I am able to relax in my sacred space. The beautiful aroma of my candle helps me to connect to my heightened awareness.
At first you may be restless but with time the mental distractions slow down and open your mind to a different voice. You begin to experience the peace and love of the divine guidance emerging from your soul. A light begins to shine on your path and your ability to make choices becomes so clear to you. You start to stand in your power; you understand who you are and your true purpose for living. Everything starts to make sense and you begin to release those things that no longer support your journey. You understand for the first time that you are perfect just the way you are.
Mal Duane is a Best Selling Author and Personal Life and Recovery Coach who has overcome life challenges using the steps in the Alpha Chick Process. Her personal mission is to help women excel in all areas of their lives from business to personal relationships. Mal has been featured with Fox 25 Boston Morning Show, Aspire Magazine, Healthy Living and Metrowest Daily News. She has also been a featured guest on over thirty Blogtalk Radio shows discussing recovery and personal transformation.
Mal’s book, Alpha Chick, Five Steps for Moving from Pain to Power, is a best selling book and is available on Amazon.com.