meditation

The Meditation Solution

PROBLEM:      You name it. SOLUTION:      Meditation. The Meditation Solution to Every Problem The other day, my husband asked me the common question, “How are you today?” I noticed my mind start to parse through my experience in order to answer that question. In an instant, my mind went to the challenges […]

Mirror Meditation: 12 Steps to Allowing and Nonattachment

As author Paolo Coelho writes, “If you’re afraid — don’t do it; if you decide to do it — don’t be afraid.” It’s great advice for anything, but especially applicable to mirror meditation. Mirrors get a bum rap, made notorious in horror films and touted as tools for narcissism or platforms for self-hatred. It’s unfortunate, […]

Meditation: Beyond the Trend

I recently came across a fascinating article about how different types of meditation affect the brain differently written by Rick Nauert, PhD. I shared it with my meditation group last night, and it stuck with me through the night until this morning. The article distinguishes two main types of meditation: directive and nondirective. For the […]

Har! Sound of the Universe

Yogi Bhajan, responsible for bringing Kundalini Yoga to the West, taught a very powerful meditation using the syllable of “HAR”. I’d like to share it with you. First put your hands together in front of you, back to back like a reverse “Namaste” or prayer pose. But then let them relax and curl in toward […]

Day 4: The Voice of Love in a World of Fear

I am in a personal exploration of Divine Guidance and distinguishing between the voice of fear and the voice of love. My inspiration came from the article, How to Distinguish Between Divine Guidance and Fear/Ego/Imagination, on Sir Froggie’s PositiveNews Network. In it, the author shares 36 descriptors to help us realize the differences between the […]

Quieting the Mind

The majority of us spend a lot of time in our minds. Even having spent years silencing the mind through meditation, the function of the mind never really goes away. It may get quieter, and we may have better control over our thoughts, but it is a very rare individual who can live the majority […]

The World of Sound Therapy Part III: Tibetan Instruments

What’s with the Bells? The Tibetans  are masters at healing with sound therapy. Tibetan bells, ting-shas, the shang, gongs, and other instruments are used to shake up the energy in the body and dispel disease, shift stagnated energy, or fill the body with healthy vitality. For example, ting-shas are special bells used to scan the […]

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