Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Stress relief- Alive Stillness

Lately, it seems like there's so much to "do".  Details, running here and there, picking things up, then off to the next place.  Every day a new "to do" list.  Argh!  Help!

So today, we are going to slow down, pull in the reins on all this rushing chatter of mind and body, and become quiet enough to hear what's really going on.

Take a deep breath- close your eyes for a few seconds and start to turn inward-  let it all fall away...and fall away again.

Imagine you are in a forest, walking along alone. 

You feel the earth under your feet, the coolness of the air beneath the trees.  The sunlight comes down  now and then through the leaves, sprinkling your way with light.

Walking on, you begin to feel you are being led to a special place.

And then you find it, a tree that you  perhaps have known before.

It looks so inviting, you sit right down with your back against it.

Ah, the tree seems to welcome you- to rest, to become quieter, to breathe.  Breathe with the tree awhile.

Your limbs become heavier, your muscles relax. Your back against the tree grounds you.

Your heartbeat slows- thoughts seem of no consequence here.
You hear the little sounds of the forest- an occasional bird, a slight breeze, the crackle of a distant insect. You feel the warmth of the dappled light.

You are becoming very peaceful, very still.  You are merging with the tree. You have found the still point at your core, breathing with your tree.

Very still  now, very deep, you begin to feel the pulse of Mother Earth in the forest floor.  Your heartbeat aligns with Hers. 

Rest here in this alive stillness.

Take some time.


Now you feel so much better. The wind begins to stir a little, and so do you. The leaves are rustling up above where it is light.

You reach up, with your mind, and catch an idea from the glittering, moving consciousness.

Take this gift back with you, as you return to your life, remembering the still point you have reached, the feeling of Alive Stillness you became with your tree in the forest.

Standing up now, thank your tree, the forest, and Mother Earth for sharing their wisdom with you.

So, breathe, and move quietly back into the flow of your life.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Holy Grail Meditation

As you meditate today, open your seventh chakra at the top of your head.  Let healing light come flooding in to every part of your body.

Open again to the unlimited light from above, and let it settle in your heart.

Begin to visualize a huge cup or chalice in front of you. Fill the cup with light from your heart chakra.

Fill it to the brim and let it spill over, filling the hearts and minds of all who were affected by the recent tragedy- mothers, fathers, friends, doctors, nurses, rescue workers.

Fill it again and let it spill over the whole earth, soothing all people, acting like a balm to quell our fear and calm our emotions.

Let the light bring us the compassion and strength we need to continue to believe in each other,sending our prayers and healing to all who need it, knowing it will be felt.-Namaste

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Why did I start this?

One of the reasons I started is to make it possible for anyone to start their own meditation group.  It works like this:

Set a date at someone's house, in a quiet room with little distraction.

Begin with the first chakra meditation the first week.

Then choose any one of the other meditations.

At some point do the second chakra meditation, then finish up with the other selections.  There are enough meditations available for download at  for an 8-week class.  Or you could divide it up into two 4-week sessions.

After a break, you could continue by taking turns bringing in other material- experiment!

You could also order cds at or

Each meeting, start by breathing, becoming quiet, letting go of your day.  Then do the main meditation.  End with a healing circle if you wish and/or, for those who want to share, discuss what happened for you.

I would recommend writing down  your experience  when  you get home.  You may want to look back and keeping a journal is a great way to do this.

Alot of deepening can happen in a few weeks and meditating in a small  group  magnifies the energy.  You can also choose to do the series by yourself.

This kind of meditation is really like "mind yoga" - you become familiar with your own energy and then can work with it to enrich your life.

So, happy journeying - see you next blog with more techniques you can use right now-