Recently I was reflecting on the deeper purposes of meditation and how throughout my life, my daily meditation practice has been the rock steady foundation of my day.
It is the first thing I do every morning, it gets me through the day. I have found that if I don’t meditate it takes about 3 days before I become agitated and stressed. I definitely need to ‘show up at the mat’ to give myself and the world the loving kindness that naturally appears when I reach that inner space of peace and love.
Give the Beloved half and hour and
the Beloved gives you back the rest of the day.
It is what motivated me to create my online program. Many of my students and clients felt overwhelmed with all they should be doing, it seems harder these days for people to find the time to just sit and feel peaceful. The age of information has given us plenty of information to keep our minds busy but we forget that wisdom comes from the blending of information, life experience and inspired (to breathe in spirit) thinking.
Since completing Breaking the Stress Cycle I have been endeavouring to find a way to describe the many gifts I feel are embedded within the lessons.
My initial idea for creating this course, came from what I had experienced first hand from years of being in clinical practice and teaching Superlearning, Relaxation and Meditation courses. And my experience was this: Something wonderful seemed to happen to people who where willing to let go their outer world and go deep within.
It seemed in this simple practice of surrendering themselves into a guided relaxation meditation for 20 to 30 minutes a day, they developed a deeper sense of who they are and found a deeper connection to a higher power within. They discovered the inner peace that was sitting quietly behind all the busyness, stress filled thinking that their daily life seemed to create.
They began to share with some amazement and wonder, how their thoughts had gone from unhappiness, unworthiness, anger, fear and the like, and moved toward thoughts of happiness, kindness, compassion, love and inner peace without any major effort on their part. A freeing up of all the inner tightness.
So this is the crux of my dilemma, how do I inspire people to consider the importance of finding inner peace and love by quieting their minds and being still?
Over the past year I have felt the challenge of this question. however a break through came when I opened ‘Ask and it is Given’ by Esther and Jerry Hicks’Ask (The Teaching of Abraham, Hay House) Continue reading