When audiences experience Megan McDowell they exhale without realizing they have been holding their breaths. Megan then introduces them to the possibility of understanding and experiencing the invisible, supportive forces in their daily lives. These forces include faith of all kinds and are happening whether or not we even understand the idea of faith. The kindness and heroic efforts that were activated in the months following the September 11th terror attacks were the invisible becoming visible. Somewhere in between the rescue efforts and the lasagnas being delivered to Megan’s sister’s house, all of us were jolted awake by the thousands of gestures happening around us. For a limited time, we all understood life in a new way. Megan’s work focuses on keeping this awakening in the forefront of our national consciousness and teaching the healing that comes from activating this invisible connection.
Megan’s insights come from a lifetime of looking inward and noticing the ways the invisible and visible coexist. She began exploring these ideas at eight years old when she started having deep conversations with her father about the injustices in the world and ways we can make an impact. Understanding how to activate the divine in daily life led Megan to 25 years of professional experience as a therapist and nonprofit founder. The Heartworks foundation has become a sustainable movement that began in 2004 focusing on encouraging this awakened, united energy in daily life rather than only during times of mass shootings, natural disasters and times of crisis.