Gratitude for community

To be part of the online meditation and yoga classes message

Ready for meditation

I can see Charlie is ready for meditation.

Whether it is viewing the garden, sipping a cup of tea, or sitting; the ALIGN community meets online for meditation classes.

Tune in to hear the teachings of meditation that will bring peace, love and freedom to your life.

Tune in to be part of a community that is loving and supportive… and fun.

Tune in to be together on this journey.

Message Rachel Donen at to talk more about meditation and mindfulness.



Working with Fear

When we have been in pain for a long time or when we have had a trauma in our life, it is very hard not to be overtaken with fear. Truly we don’t know if we are going to make it.

Our survival instinct kicks in. Getting off the survival/fear response can be difficult. The neuro-immune pattern developed helps maintain it. It almost becomes choice less. We must take back that choice. We must start to interrupt that pattern. We must make a new pattern, one that deeply lets our being know we are safe and unconditionally loved. We must change our neuro-immune pattern. This is possible. […]

Accessing your infinite creativity for healing

You have an infinite amount of creativity.

Whenever you want you can access this unlimited creativity.

Just sit down or stand… something will always be created if you give it space. Wait, listen, watch. Your being will have an urge to follow what it sees and feels to create. Perhaps you see a movement, let your body move. Perhaps you hear a thought, let your being write. Or perhaps you feel a feeling, let your being express through whatever medium is in alignment with you.

Watch the magic of the universe create. It is there for you. You can trust it will always be there. Even silence or nothing is a form of creation. Hold that spaciousness and watch how the infiniteness of creativity flows through you.

If you would like help accessing that infinite creativity within you message me at

Online Wednesday Night Meditation

Come join our community for meditation 7:30-8:30pm.

Message me at for more info

The gift of being seen

When you allow yourself to be seen, to share your unique, beautiful, and true note; it is a gift to the world. It is inspiring to others to see how you move through this world. It helps connect us to our humanity and light.

It gives others to the opportunity to embrace your beautiful note with love and support. Imagine what it would feel like to be seen with unconditional love. And to know others were benefiting greatly just by you sharing your authentic note. Your expression of your love.

Let your being sit with this and see how it responds. See if its light gets a bit brighter and its willingness to share begins to shift to openness and expansiveness.

At ALIGN you will be seen without judgment. This is one of the most therapeutic experiences.

To book your session with Rachel email

Importance of reminders for healing

Everyday look for the things that remind you of joy, love and peace. Everyday be around the people, places, and activities that remind you of these beautiful qualities.

Even just taking time to imagine those incredible people and places will help you remember your joy, love and peace.

Give yourself that space and time to remember. Dedicate your life to this. Let your being know that you will always make time for this. See how your being responds to this dedication. See if it brings the goodness and tenderheartedness of your being back.

For the person that has been in pain for years and decades, who may feel they have lost their joy and peace, your being will be yearning to feel your joy and peace again. At ALIGN, we will help you live your peace and joy again.

To book your session, email

Experiencing Joy

Experiencing Joy!

Being in the sunshine, seeing the blue sky, and walking in the Fall colours brought so much joy into my day. So wonderful to see people walking and biking on Toronto’s Beltline.

Let these be reminders of the quality of Joy within you.

Remember, they are not the source of your joy. You do not need them to feel joy. But what a beautiful reminder they are. How lucky we are to be able to experience them. For them to help us remember the quality of joy. Thank you sunshine, thank you blue sky, thank you Fall colours, and thank you lovely people walking with me.

Let this energy of joy remain with me as the sun sets tonight and with you.

If you would like to experience more joy in your life, email me. Private sessions and community meditation classes available. Come be with others looking to rest in their joy.

Resting in love

I will not withdraw my love from this moment.

Let this be your practice.

The most heart breaking thing you can do is to withdraw your love from this moment. To be out of your love. Don’t let anything take you out of your love… it will try. Not pain, not a person, not a situation.

Remember, in the end only you can take yourself out of your love. No one else does this to you. Their is no blame or judgment if you do this. Just know you are that source of love. You can return yourself back to your love.


May you see the beauty in each moment

My heart is filled with such love seeing this being, no matter how she shows up.

May she always know she is loved. May all beings know, no matter how they show up, they will be loved.

See how your being responds to this. See if any goodness, gentleness, and heartfeltness returns to your being.

This is the felt sense of the teaching: No one gives me or can take away my love. I am that source. I will love myself no matter what.

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