Meditation

Stress Much?

  Stress can affect your body, mind, emotions, and behavior. Awareness of stress symptoms is the first step in lessening the impact. Stress that is not addressed can contribute to many health problems. For many, stress is the norm. When we are stressed, breathing tends to be

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Creating Your Own Sacred Space

  One of our deepest, often unacknowledged needs is for spiritual connection. Whatever your spiritual beliefs may be, having a special place in your home reserved for quiet introspection, spiritual connection and reflection can nourish your soul. It can be an inspiring space for rituals like meditation or yoga or a

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Pratyahara (Sensory Withdrawl)

Adapted from Pratyahara: the Forgotten Limb of Yoga ~ By David Frawley Pratyahara means “gaining mastery over external influences.” It is compared to a turtle withdrawing its limbs into its shell — the turtle’s shell is the mind and the senses are the limbs. Control of the senses, is

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Ho’ oponopono Meditation

Ho’ oponopono is a concept and set of practices that have been used in Hawaiian and other Polynesian cultures for centuries to support harmony between people, nature and Spirit. The practice has since evolved and spread throughout the world. It is rooted in the idea that WE are responsible

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Tonglen Meditation

  Learn to use difficult circumstances as a method for awakening. This practice goes against the grain of how we have learned to handle pain and suffering. We want things to work out for ourselves no matter what happens to the others. Tonglen practice dissolves self-fixation and egoic clinging. 

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Chakra Garden of Jewels

                                    Don’t go outside your house to search for jewels. Don’t even bother with that excursion, my friend. There are jewels inside yourself. Precious, profound and ready to be discovered.

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4 Pebbles Mindfulness Meditation

A nice mindfulness meditation practice from Thich Nhat Hahn. Carry 4 pebbles to help you remember that we have the capacity to be and experience following things: 1) ‘Fresh like a flower’: breathing in ‘I feel fresh’ and breathing out ‘I am a flower’. 2) ‘Solid and firm like

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Just Give Me This…a poem

  Just give me this: A rinsing out, a cleansing free of all my smaller strivings so I can be the class act God intended. True to my purpose, all my energy aligned behind my deepest intention. And just this: A quieting down, a clearing away of internal ruckus, so I can hear the huge stillness in

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Metta Loving-kindness Meditation 

‘Metta‘ means ‘loving-kindness.’ This meditation helps us to see goodness and wish happiness for ourselves and others. At times it is difficult love ourselves or others. By practicing Metta meditation we can transform our negative feelings and guilt into a positive force of love and healing. Many people

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