Category: Meditation

How to Eliminate Blocks and Recall Scattered Energy

How to Eliminate Blocks and Recall Scattered Energy

~ By LJ Innes Your Spiritual Well-Being The concept that everything is energy is something you probably first learned in your eighth grade science class. That means that you, the screen you’re reading this article on and even the chair you’re sitting in are made of energy. But, let’s focus on you and your energy […]

16 Keys to Effortless Meditation

16 Keys to Effortless Meditation

~ Meditation is a subtle, barely perceptible stream, in which you will experience a radical shift of the center of gravity. The manifestation, limited in time and space, thick and heavy, that you have formerly regarded as yourself, changes into a weightless but ubiquitous point without limits and dimensions. The massive creature, bound to the […]

The Power of Consciousness ~ 3 Turning Points During Spiritual Awakening

The Power of Consciousness ~ 3 Turning Points During Spiritual Awakening

 ~ by Frank M Wanderer Today, it is clear for almost every spiritual seeker that we live in the era of awakening. However, what is the spiritual awakening is most misinterpreted. Many people think that awakening and enlightenment is the same, it’s a single-time event: it’s happening for once and you are done!. On the contrary, […]

Summer Solstice - Prayer/Meditation

Summer Solstice – Prayer/Meditation

~ Summer Solstice Today is one of the four cardinal points of the year, Summer Solstice, the day of the greatest light. The Medicine Wheel has completed its spring turning and is fully open to the Southern Gate, the gate of Summer.  Summer is the season for appreciating the abundance of life, the reality of […]

The Reasons Why We Should Bring Meditation into Schools

The Reasons Why We Should Bring Meditation into Schools

~ “If every eight year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” –Dalai Lama Imagine if meditation was a regular part of school life for children. Just think how different the world would be. If every child was able to connect to the ocean of […]

7 Spiritual Beliefs You Are Better Off Without

7 Spiritual Beliefs You Are Better Off Without

~ by Annie Kagan When I was a little girl, my big brother Billy taught me a lot about life. His teaching was quite accidental, really a side effect of his bad-boy style of life. Billy was wise and charismatic and became addicted to drugs in his teens. I adored my big brother but was […]

5 Ways to Peace for Control Freaks  ~

5 Ways to Peace for Control Freaks ~

By Kathryn Remati Control freaks are lacking peace in their lives. They are always being told to “chill out” and must deal with mounting stress because they try too hard. It is unrealistic to expect to control everything that happens to us in our day and the days to come, yet so many of us […]

Teach These Subjects to Improve the World

Teach These Subjects to Improve the World

~ by Andrea Schulman As a former teacher who spent seven years in the system, one thing that really bothers me about today’s schools is the undercurrent of fear and control-based social conditioning that they subject our children to. Yes, our children do learn valuable skills and information, but often at the cost of their […]

Relax Your Way to Healthy Skin ~

Relax Your Way to Healthy Skin ~

 ~ By Kathryn Remati  “The part can never be well unless the whole is well.” Plato.  To be healthy, is to be whole. Meditation is a practical way for the entire self; mind, body and spirit, to achieve health, skin care included. Meditation is good for us, but did you know how good it is […]

Meditation ~ A Reset Button for Balance

Meditation ~ A Reset Button for Balance

Reset Yourself with Meditation by Kathryn Remati There is a growing meditation movement happening around the world. Meditation is mainstream and no longer on the fringe. Hip-hop moguls are writing books about it, movie stars blog about it, the yoga studios are packing in stretched bodies with quiet minds. There is a long list of […]

10 Creative Meditation Techniques ~

10 Creative Meditation Techniques ~

~ Quick and Easy Meditation Techniques by Regina Chouza A quick Google search will yield dozens of reasons to meditate, whether it’s stress relief, bringing your attention to the present moment or finding that elusive Inner Peace that so many of us are after. But how exactly does one go about meditating? If the thought […]

Meditation – Is it for you?

Meditation – Is it for you?

~ Several thematic elements are presented within the plot structure of “Dreams Awake.” One is the practice of meditation, which is woven throughout the film. The main character, Hope, uses it as a healing tool for her own stress and distress. As the story advances it helps her progress towards an understanding of her personal […]

10 Life Changes You Can’t Avoid On The Path To Awakening ~

10 Life Changes You Can’t Avoid On The Path To Awakening ~

~ Written by Amateo Ra| If you are reading this, then you are well on your way on a path of Awakening. Although, everyone experiences their own unique and individual paths of awakening, there are many common elements we all share… We all begin to see the World differently than we did before. As we […]

4 Tips for Feeling the Amazing Effects of Meditation

4 Tips for Feeling the Amazing Effects of Meditation

~   There are so many mental and physical benefits that meditation brings into your life. Though meditation will take a little practice, it is not as complicated as you would think! Here are some easy pointers on getting started: 1. Sit in a comfortable position. Find someplace quiet and devoid of distractions. Turn off […]

3 simple things to observe that lead to ‘enlightenment’

3 simple things to observe that lead to ‘enlightenment’

~   Keeping it simple… “It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience.” – ’Einstein’s razor’ The 3 simple things to observe that lead to […]

5 Unusual Ways to Meditate for Simple Daily De-stressing

5 Unusual Ways to Meditate for Simple Daily De-stressing

~ “Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.” ~Joan Borysenko   By Gary Ware   Meditating even for just two minutes every day could help reduce your anxiety, calm your mind, and energize the senses. That’s two minutes of your twenty-four hours. Two minutes that could lengthen your life as […]

20 Calming  Mini Meditations You Can Practice Every Day

20 Calming Mini Meditations You Can Practice Every Day

~ By: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. No matter how hectic or stressful our days are, whether we’re sitting at our desks or waiting in line, we have the opportunity to pause and adjust our perspective. We have the opportunity to be kinder — both to ourselves and others. We have the opportunity to relax and slow […]

Accept Resistance ~

Accept Resistance ~

~ Don’t be afraid to meet resistance in meditation. Make the commitment to sit and meditate regularly. A willingness to stay present with the resistance that surfaces during mediation will help you cope with those complex emotions that continually arise in daily life. While mediating, the mind starts to open; there’s an expansion of awareness. […]

Life Happens When You Listen ~ Let Yourself Learn from the Moment

Life Happens When You Listen ~ Let Yourself Learn from the Moment

~ “Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.” ~Jose Ortega y Gasset   By Claire Massingham Something magical and wonderful happened to me over Christmas. For the first time in my life I was able to make sense out of a string of seemingly random events that […]

Getting Back to Wellness ~ 7 Tips to Feel Better

Getting Back to Wellness ~ 7 Tips to Feel Better

Seven Quick Fixes to Feel Better   by Madisyn Taylor Anxiety and fear dissipate quickly when countered with conscious breathing. The signals our bodies use to tell us we need to cleanse ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally are multifaceted and often mirror symptoms we associate with illness. If we heed these signs, we not only […]

Yoga Nidra Meditation ~The Doorway to the Subconscious

Yoga Nidra Meditation ~The Doorway to the Subconscious

~ What is Yoga Nidra? Yoga Nidra, the name meaning “Sleep of the Yogi” or “Psychic Sleep,” produces a highly relaxed and profoundly deep state of meditation that progresses through the many stages of the mind. It is a journey through stillness and mindfulness which bestows great clarity, calmness, and serenity to the practitioner. This […]

Waves of Healing ~ Ocean Meditation

Waves of Healing ~ Ocean Meditation

 ~ by Madisyn Taylor There is much we can learn from the ocean as we have a similar inner landscape within us as well.  Like us, the sea is ever-changing. And, like us, the earth’s vast oceans appear at a distance to be stable and homogenous. But beneath the mask of solidity that both we […]

Meditation to Invoke Joy ~

Meditation to Invoke Joy ~

~   Path to Happiness Chances are, you ponder who you are and where you are in life, accept the current realities as best you can, and yet still plan a path toward your ideal. Your yoga practice undoubtedly helps you on this journey. And the yoga tradition suggests more than just postures to aid […]

Walking Meditation ~ Walk In Beauty

Walking Meditation ~ Walk In Beauty

  One of the best things about walking meditation is that you can practice it almost any time you are on your feet. It’s quite a simple meditation method…one that most people can get a grip on without too much trouble. But this meditation method does have one downside. You are probably going to be […]

Practicing with Birth and Death ~ Are We Anchored To Our Stories?‏

Practicing with Birth and Death ~ Are We Anchored To Our Stories?‏

  ~ I was reading this article by Will Kabat-Zinn about the mini-and-continual-births-and-deaths we have in our experience of life every day… not the kind of “death or birth” that are the spectacular events the punctuate our seeming existence, but the more immediate ones… everything from happiness and freedom in one moment to fear or […]

Weekend Meditation ~ Achieving Regular Practice

Weekend Meditation ~ Achieving Regular Practice

~ The recipe is very simple. It takes time, patience, effort, and joy. by Katy Brennan Why do we meditate? Most of us engage in meditation — or intend to — in order to cultivate inner peace, train in concentration, and as one reader of my previous column on meditation pointed out, to simply appreciate […]

Wabi Sabi ~ Find Peace by Embracing Flaws and Releasing Judgment

Wabi Sabi ~ Find Peace by Embracing Flaws and Releasing Judgment

~   “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~Dalai Lama By Barbara Scoville Several years ago, a colleague and I were invited to give a presentation on mindfulness at our State Mental Health Conference. I was a novice and flattered to be asked. Singing bowls, which are […]

5 Meditation Tips for People Who Don’t (Yet) Like to Meditate

5 Meditation Tips for People Who Don’t (Yet) Like to Meditate

~ By Sarah Rudell Beach   “Don’t wait for your feelings to change to take the action. Take the action and your feelings will change.” ~Barbara Baron I own a series of CDs called “Classical Music for People Who Hate Classical Music.”  We know we should like and listen to classical music—they’re the classics, after […]

Centering Practices ~ 112 Ways to A Deeper Meditation

Centering Practices ~ 112 Ways to A Deeper Meditation

  ~ The Path To Peace 112 Ways to Open The Invisible Door of Consciousness.   Recently, I have been reaching deeper into my mediation practice.  This text was introduced to me in my Diamond Heart Mediation Group.  The idea behind the practice, is read through the 112 listed meditations.  They are each one or […]

Weekend Meditation ~ On Cherishing Others

Weekend Meditation ~ On Cherishing Others

~ When we shift our focus away from ourselves, we can experience a sense of liberation and peace. by Katy Brennan I recently wrote about meditating on the kindness of others and how it helps develop a deep sense of appreciation and gratitude. While we are considering how completely we depend upon others for our […]

Maitreya Peace Meditation ~

Maitreya Peace Meditation ~

~ First of all, sit in a comfortable position, and take a few minutes to relax your body and mind. Have your back straight, let your eyes close gently, and let all the parts of your body, all the muscles in your body, be relaxed, light and open. And let your breathing be natural, let […]

Weekend Meditation ~ On the Kindness of Others

Weekend Meditation ~ On the Kindness of Others

~ In thinking about the opportunities people have offered us, we can develop happiness and wisdom. by Katy Brennan   Even when we’re alone, we are deeply connected to others, benefiting directly from their kindness. Thinking this way—and formally meditating on the kindness of others—can help us to feel not only less lonely, but more […]