in love from
my heart to your heart
We all need time for reflection. How
we perform this action is completely individual.
Some people use the tool of prayer, other people simply sit
and listen to a piece of music of gaze at artwork. Other people may walk along a
beach, sit and watch the sunrise or sunset. Nothing is the 'right way'. No one
way is better than another. If it resonates with you - then this is the 'right
way for you'.
Each has a technique which resonates with them.
To find the moments of peace from the still point within is
part of human need to be at ease with oneself.
For if one is not at ease then dis-ease becomes a pattern of
Once dis-ease takes residence in the body all manner of
unwanted behaviours begin to exist. Small maladies hurry into sickness.
Protection of the bodies natural resources leave.
Time for oneself is essential to all wellbeing - even if that
time be but a very small part of the day.
People who come to me for advice and consultation cause me
grave concern if they say "oh but I have no time for meditation - my life is too
Where is the honouring of self - if no time is allowed for
Why is there not time?
How much time is required to allow the mind to reflect on the
To be at ease with self actually takes very little time.
meditation time can be as short as a few minutes
-it can be as long as it takes to peel a potato or sit at a
stop light in the car.
The important part is recognition of this time. That the mind
is allowed the freedom to be Free from stress and worry. .......and like all
things in life it takes practise.
Once you start with a few seconds and begin to realise the
benefit of regular "Freedom' then life takes a turn into another
Thought begins to take on new meaning.
As human beings we are created from energy. Each part of our
being is an atom of energy joined together to form cells which form bones,
flesh, skin, veins. What makes us different from all other living energies is
that we were given the capacity to think. To have free will. Choice as to how we
react to the energies which flow through our bodies. We can choose to be at ease
with ourself - or not.
we can sit for hours and not be 'peaceful' - or we can for a
flicker of second move our mind into another dimension of thought and find the
stillness within which creates the ease we need.
If for example you were to sit with the above graphic and gaze
into the centre of the Mandala as you listened to the music and as you focus on
the centre let your mind absorb the music as you breathe in and out - no effort
just your regular breath - listening to the music.
as you watch and focus on the centre, let your eyes gently
close and absorb the sounds and the colour which had reflected back at
Allow the darkness to flow and just be.
This is meditation
Reflection of self
being at ease with self. The more at ease you are with self -
the more you chase dis-ease from your thought pattern.
The immune system becomes happier and takes on it's role once
more of protecting you from all 'comers'
This piece of music now playing by Greenfield Bowie, takes 3
minutes to play through once.
Three minutes is not long to gift yourself as time for You. To
consciously think of it as a gift to yourself is the start of the
To find yourself a piece of music with which you become so
familiar that you can hear it anywhere, anytime is three minutes of gift,
carried with you in the shower, the toilet, the car, while you peel potatoes,
when you first wake or just before falling asleep. You don't need to set time
aside for meditation when you begin the process of being at ease with yourself.
All you need is the 'want'. If you wish to be at ease with yourself, then
finding time for reflection becomes easier.
Three minutes may become six, twelve, sixty minutes or longer
however you desire it to be....or it may remain three minutes or less depending
on personal wants and desires.
You deserve to have the protection of a healthy Immune system
guarding and protecting your organs, cells, bones, blood, mind and heart.
Of course if Dis-ease has really become the pattern of
behaviour then you may well need outside assistance from your practitioner, but
whatever they advise, you can only benefit from the ease which comes through
reflection. Allowing thought to meet the energy of you on all levels of
The reflection of who you are meant to be with the person you
are, meets and enjoys the communication through stillness of 'no thought' - even
for a minute here and there.
Try it each day for a week and notice the difference
continue for a longer period and then longer until you find
your life has changed course, taken a new direction.
You meet the unexpected.
The time for standing still has passed
Action is required
the first step is simple
Start with the graphic above or the one below (copy and paste
the mandala if need be) and let your thoughts fly on the wings of sound - create
your own sound - if this helps you
Move into a peaceful reflection.
This is the art of meditation.
Brisbane Australia on Saturday, the 1st July, 2006
Todays graphic is created by Gaele in
the Mandala used in both graphics was digitally
created by me.
the chinese characters mean Meditation as seen on
the graphic, Love is written in Gold
and Om Mane Padme Hum is written in
the sky used in the graphic is a pink London Sky
Stress is a physiological survival mechanism. When you sense that you are
under threat, the brain responds by sending a message to the adrenal glands on
top of your kidneys, which, in turn, respond by releasing adrenaline. Adrenaline
has effects on various body systems that, in combination, enable you to take
action: to either run away from the source of the threat or to stay and fight.
This is known as the "fight or flight" response.
physiological response may have been useful in primitive times, it is less
useful in modern society where sources of threat are mainly psychological.
When instances of stress are occasional and short-lived, the body can
cope, but when they are frequent and long-lasting the body may be perpetually in
a state of high alert. This is when your vulnerability to problems such as
cardiovascular disease, colds, immune sensitivities and high blood pressure
increases. For this reason, it is essential to find ways to overcome chronic
Yoga, Meditation and Breathing
techniques is a powerful antidote to stress. Yoga and meditation teach you how
to still the mind and focus on something simple such as the breath flowing in
and out of the body. When you are stressed, your breathing is usually fast and
shallow (from the chest). Making a conscious effort to relax your muscles and
breathe deeply can help you deal with a stressful situation. Breathing from the
stomach instead of the chest produces deeper, slower breathes which tell the
body that you are no longer in "fight or flight" mode and calms the pulse and
therefore relaxes the entire body.
Meditation and breathing can be
thought of as the same thing for those beginning to take steps in reducing
stress. Meditation is the act of focusing on breathing and allowing the mind to
clear itself and relax. One useful meditation technique is the humming bee
practice. Sit in a comfortable position and close your eyes. Focus on the breath
entering and leaving your nostrils. Say to yourself, "I am aware of breathing
in.. I am aware of breathing out". Use your fingers to close your ear flaps and
imagine the sound of a humming bee inside your head. Breathe in and as you
breathe out make the sound of a humming bee. Breathe in and repeat. Try to
concentrate on the sound and on your breathing. Regular practice of this
exercise should help to still your mind.How to
Breathing and meditation can be done anywhere and anytime. Create
a peaceful and quiet area that includes a comfortable pillow, dim lighting, and
relaxing music and remember that everyone has different techniques and there's
no "right-way" or "wrong-way". http://www.spafreshmag.com/featured_articles.php?id=93_0_6_0_C
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the midi playing is : (Greenfield
"Meditation -- Reflections"
This piano piece,
composed in December 1995, is both classical and new-age in form, with themes
reflective of complex human imaginings and fantasies.
The Peace Candle
I ask that
you join me each day at the dinner hour (evening meal) in lighting a candle
together, so that we as One People may join voices together for
Peace On Earth.
Together we can create a reality free of fear, greed and
manipulation, where all people in all lands may have the freedom to move
freely in joyful harmony.
the candle graphic is shared in love from
Tracy, British Columbia, Canada
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