thoughts on meditation
suffered for many years from stress-related illnesses,
including high blood pressure panic attacks and palpitations, I began to
use meditation as a tool to help me cope with life as I saw it,
hopefully without drug therapy
I have to some extent succeeded in this aim.
Meditation for me allows me to
create a safe space,
where I can not only control my physical symptoms without resorting to
strong medication, but through visualisation can connect with my spirit
guides and helpers. I have been able to access memories that were
suppressed and deal with their aftermath.
has available her own recorded Meditation CD's
on her shop page
I hope now with the help of my
Guides to further the
understanding of myself and my relationship with the universe. I
hope to use the knowledge that I have gained to help the many clients
who presently come to me personally, and through my website, and who
often expression a wish to learn meditation to help them through
difficult areas of their lives
I have recently started to gently
lead a few of my friends
and clients into the knowledge of guided meditation with most
wonderful results! I am delighted to be able to utilise this
method of healing for others and are hoping time to expand this.
The lift of energy that I myself
experience through an understanding
and the practice of meditation is an unexpected bonus, and I feel
that through facilitating the healing of others through this means I am
at last healing myself.
This gift of self-control,
self-healing through meditation
is a gift that should be spread to as many as will accept it. As a
way to regain balance and control in their own lives.
A few notes/thoughts that I would like to leave with
becomes meditation when you are totally at one with it,
when your mind is focused on the movement and your body has surrendered
to the music and read them. Dancing in this way can raise the
energy level and is a meditation in itself. Particularly useful in
a group meditation.
The benefits of meditation in a
group are that the energy level is increased
and it is easier to be disciplined in a group who are all striving for
the same result. In discussion after meditation many new ideas and
experience can be shared amongst the group, this is a benefit in itself.
the end of any sort of meditation be it sitting, walking or dancing,
we hope to revitalise both our light and physical bodies energies to
achieve healing peace and balance, and to strengthen the immune system,
this enables us to face the immediate future in a calm and balanced mind
and to be aware of our energy levels and in touch with ourselves.
Breath plays a very important part
as an anchor for our
attention in meditation. To focus on the breath, is to focus on
the experience of being alive. And the rhythmic exchange as we
breath and is energy flows back and forth between our body and the
environment, connects is to the planet in a continual exchange that
makes us one with the pulse of life itself!
has available her own recorded Meditation CD
Here below are a
few short meditations that we use in our groups, please feel free to try
attempt to meditate,
create a safe and peaceful space for yourself....unplug the
phone.....lock the door, or if this is not possible, find a safe and
quiet space outdoors!
Meditation on a Green Apple!
a Green shiny apple on a table or stool in front of you.
After bringing yourself to a point
of stillness and calm, sit
erect on the floor or in a chair in a manner that is comfortable to you,
and ground yourself.
Take three deep breaths and exhale
slowly to balance and calm, begin to gaze at the apple, exploring its
shape, and roundness, its colour and shininess, notice any marks or dark
patches on it, notice if it has a stork, and perhaps a bit of dried leaf
attached to it, notice and explore the entire apple, even the sharp
fresh smell that it has, and spend some moments doing this,
Now cover your eyes with your palms
and continue to see the image of the green apple, look at its shape and
all of the details that you saw, if you cannot bring the image to your
inner mind screen, open your eyes and again gaze at the apple, take one
detail at a time, again close your eyes and see the apple, don’t worry
if you only get fleeting glances and then the image fades, try again and
again whilst you are still comfortable with the meditation, if you can
not see the shape of the apple, try to see the colour green that it is,
see and feel this colour, breath it in and with it the sharp, crisp
smell of the apple, feel that you can almost taste it! and then
add the shape as you succeed.
Do not force yourself
to persevere beyond the time that
you feel comfortable with this exercise, close your eyes again and
relax, becoming aware of your body and your surroundings for a few
moments before gently ending the session.
Persevere with this short meditation
until you can see, smell and almost taste the apple, and when you
succeed, with joy and deliberation—eat the apple!
your eyes, and bring yourself to a point of stillness....breath gently
and for a few minutes, focus on the breath.....
your minds eye see a beautiful golden sun above your head...and
feel the gentle heat of the sun warming and invigorating you...feel the
gentle warmth spreading slowly over your whole body and feel the glow
spread both within and without your body.....breath deeply.....and as
you breath feel that with the suns rays you are breathing in
energy.....strength....and enthusiasm.....continue to breath in sun
energy until you feel totally balanced and energised.
allow yourself to
slowly bring your attention back
to the space that you are in.....open your eyes and smile!
a deep breath and as you let it out imagine all the difficulties of the
day going with it, now take the attention to the feet---“ (work up the
body relaxing—especially the back shoulders and neck)
“ Now focus
on the breath---going in and out—gently
and naturedly—imagine a swing door which moves slowly with the breath in
and out—“ (allow to continue for some moments)
“Imagine that just above you there is a beautiful
globe of light, and the white healing
energy is slowly dripping down through your crown Chakra, slowly drop by
drop in works its way down and down into your heart centre---see your
heart as a tightly closed rose, and as the healing white energy drips
onto it, it begins to gently open to receive it--- the drip becomes a
trickle--- and then a flow, see the rose open its petals until it is
fully open, a most beautiful rose! Full of white light energy, until the
healing energy begins to drip from the rose itself as it fills and to
gently flow to the rest of the body---see it flow to the arms---and
fingers----legs and toes---feel the wonderful flow of energy! ----
(Allow time here) “Continue until your whole body feels full of
the energy and totally invigorated! Bathe in the peace—comfort—and
safety of this gentle glow----now begin to slowly allow the rose to
gently close, and as it does so the flow once more becomes a
trickle----and as the rose is almost closed a tiny drop---drop! But keep
the rose a tiny bit open, so that there is always a constant drip of