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.
All Together NOW is the first city-wide fundraiser of its kind to be held in the GTA, possibly in Canada! It’s tomorrow!!! Sunday, it is not too late to join in!
Click here to see participating locations >>>>>> http://now4youth.org/events/all_together_now/
Sunday October 17, 2010 – THAT’S in less than 24 hrs!!! For the past year I have been volunteering as a Recruitment Committee member for NOW4Youth. It has been a rewarding experience to meet with the team each month, and more often than that as we went through the process of letting the community know about the training opportunity for youth, and then interviewing all the applicants.
The Yoga Fundraiser, is just one of the events created by NOW4Youth, to raise funds so we can provide this opportunity and introduce new courses to youth “at risk” who kinda need a little help…. and it’s just the most awesome feeling to see them shine, and take on a new direction in life !!!
PLEASE help me as I do a 2 hour YOGA CLASS in support of the NOW4 Youth programs !!!