On the walks I take every day, I listen to songs that inspire me and this one has definitely been over played! I’m the kind of person who keeps an open mind to signs and divine guidance, which keeps me in a place of believing in what is possible
I was walking along the road, noticing the cracks and how they lead toward the edge into the grass, the wild flowers blowing in the wind, tree branches reaching up to the sky, and how the whole scene winds around to somewhere I can’t yet see until I walk a little further. And while listening to this song, I thought about how there is a grander plan, and that God has blessed this broken road.
This moment filled me with gratitude for every relationship I’ve had, (siblings, friends, parents, lovers), for they have all made me who I am today, and led me to where I am now. Like northern stars, each one has been a guide. Then that thought created a gentler, forgiving version of the past, and a feeling of peace in my heart.
We don’t always see the signs, but like the song says, bless the road that might seem broken, for it is in this imperfection that a grander plan is coming true.
There are times when I fall out of regular meditation practice, and it’s mainly because life takes me that way. Certain things occur in my day-to-day experience which cause distraction. It could be stress from a job to a family situation or a change that is taking more of my energy. What flows naturally when I reach a tipping point, is a need to sit and get grounded again through meditation. However, that process did not always flow naturally. I enrolled in group meditation classes many years ago, (learning from an experienced teacher), and have always enjoyed participating in events where a community meditation takes place. I’ve spent time with a few friends where we met once a month to do a healing meditation, and I’ve attended yoga classes that focus on deeper meditation. In recent years I took a course in Primordial Sound Meditation from a Chopra certified instructor. I believe that meditation is helping me by guiding me, through conscious awareness; where I discover things that come to the surface, realizations and synchronistic events, after several days of consistent meditation. I highly recommend learning something about meditation if you are thinking you might like to try it – after all, knowledge is empowering.
- Meditation Heals the Planet (tappingthewellwithin.com)
- Why Meditate? … a basic, then deeper perspective (meaningfulwesternlife.wordpress.com)
- Deepak Chopra Invites Worldwide Participation in the Chopra Center’s Free 21-Day Meditation Challenge™
Its been a while since I posted anything, and after some time I feel inspired to begin again ! …why not start with an awesome entry about dedicated yoga spaces at home from YOGA JOURNAL !!!! 5 Ways to Make Your Home Yoga Friendly | Top Five Tuesdays | Yoga Blog | Yoga Journal.
Some time ago, I walked past a construction site in a cemetery, where they were building a new monument to house those family members, “resting in peace.” The overall square footage looked approximately the size of a small studio or maybe a nice kitchen, depending on the size of your house.
The church down the street has a sign outside, “Open for Prayer and Meditation;” the yoga studio around the corner challenges you to “reconstruct your body, mind and spirit;” the day spa across the street offers “pure bliss” for sixty minutes of relaxation.
Meditation spaces are more than just naming rooms. They involve transforming vibrations of a space dedicated to the purpose of creative activity such as music, dance, yoga, art, prayer or meditation. The space is a separate room or a simple space that allows you to quiet your mind and detach from external influences.
A meditation space may consist of objects from your travels, calming colours and soft seating, a water feature, plants, natural fibers, crystals, Tibetan singing/toning bowls, deep chimes and perhaps a native drum or two, (but, no particular religious influence is necessary). A sound system could be as simple as a few speakers, or a high-tech surround-sound of birds in nature.
“A building is no more a Temple unless you are aware of its environment,” (Tibetan monk). We can transform the energy of a space through, sound vibration, multiphonic chanting, dynamic movement, and an awareness of the elements of balance, truth, harmony and liberation from “ego syndrome.” Beautifying an environment, releasing negative energy, represents a progression to deeper levels and implications of spiritual experience.
In a quest for well-being, meditation spaces promote beautiful healing and inspire positive attitudes toward life. In certain parts of the world, (such as the Himalayas, Sedona, Machu Picchu, Lourdes), discoveries of energy vortexes cause a shift in one’s body and psyche, leaving one feeling uplifted and energized. Research shows that time spent at a destination spa, a retreat, or holiday, helps to deepen our awareness and takes us away from the mundane of regular life, yet when we return home, unless we know how to maintain it, that feeling slowly fades.
Meditation spaces are like a sanctuary for the soul; an expression of self, that nurtures body, mind and spirit . A dedicated space in your home can provide a very successful, enjoyable experience for maintaining good vibrations.