For many years now I’ve struggled with meditation – believing that all good yogis do meditation but finding absolute stillness extremely challenging. I’ve taken classes in mediation, but never quite been able to stick to the program. I consider yoga and hiking to be my moving meditations. With both I am aware of the moment, in present time, connected to my own breath and being as well as happy and contented. And what is mediation for if not to bring one closer to contentedness , really? Striving for that peace and serenity in mind and spirit.
Over the past year I connected with Leonie Dawson’s guided meditations – and for the first time ever I found a guided meditation that spoke to my heart. We moved cities this summer and had an awful lot of stress finding a house, securing a mortgage, lining all things up and not having a job for either my partner or myself in place and through it all I found the releasing fear meditation to be extremely helpful. The imagery spoke to my true hippie heart and made me feel warm and safe. It’s a meditation I often use when fear starts to creep into my life and I want to tackle it back to it’s place behind closed doors.
More recently, I had the privilege of connecting with Monica Fraser’s Discovering Your Thriving Vibration meditation which is another one that speaks to my heart and soul. Monica is currently offering this mediation for free on her website just for signing up to her newsletter. I can’t imagine that this offer will go on forever so if you are looking for some additional thriving in your energy centre’s head on over there and sign up. I often use this one when I am walking the dog and I know that wasn’t quite the intention – but it’s what works for me at this time in my life.
Lastly, I wanted to share with you this fabulous new app that is coming out for the iphone. Some of you may have already heard about Omvana – they have been running a pretty amazing campaign these last few weeks with free guided meditations that were meant to be short and sweet although they all seem to be around the 20 minute mark. That’s still pretty short as far as meditations go but not under the 10 minute mark that I thought the original plan was…… regardless of that the meditations are also very cool. Not the same energy as the first two I mentioned these have more mainstream appeal – but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Now on to the iphone app – it goes live Feb 19th – so if you are interested in being in line for their free downloadable app with 50 meditations already programmed in – you should get in line here.…..I know I’ll be doing that download and keeping my program of moving meditations going strong.
How about you? Do you have a meditations practice? What’s works in your world? Share your thoughts in the comments section – I would love to hear from you!