What a beautiful morning we had for our Walking Meditation! It was 65 degrees, clear blue sky, breeze blowing lightly on our skin — we couldn’t ask for a better setting. Walking Meditation is an incredibly simple way to notice very clearly what takes us out of our center, out of balance, and out of our being. We’re able to discover this when a thought enters our mind – how it throws us off balance while walking. We notice the movements and sounds around us in this setting with our eyes and ears, but as we remain focused on our walking, the sounds and the sights do not bother us. I have found no other simpler way to meditate than to do a focused, slow walking meditation. It can be so very revealing — it’s absolutely priceless! We discover this life force energy that runs through us and we embody our living presence with grace, gratitude, and humility.
I would like to thank everyone who attends the Energy Meditation Group for their most beautiful gift which was presented to me at our Holiday Social Gathering on December 13th. It is a wonderful indication of how much you are all so supportive of me. I absolutely love what I do and couldn’t imagine doing this weekly without your presence and participation. We have all created a very special bond over the past 10 years.
It is my intention to continue to be in the flow of marrying ideas and exercises that will promote the health and well-being of all who attend. Each week it is my intention to bring these qualities to each and every one of us.
Meditation and Conscious Awareness are the most precious gifts that we can give ourselves. We are not here to be merely pawns with no life meaning. We are here to live life to the fullest and to be aware of how great we are in each sacred moment.
“I am all things. I am that I am: all things. When we create an “I am that I am”, whatever that happens to be, that becomes our reality in the world because it is the access to the unified field and a declaration of our total vibrational state.” Harrison Klein, Leading Transformational Metaphysical Luminary
May you all have the most blessed and meaningful Holiday Season filled with joy and wonder and most of all, I would like to Thank you…..Thank you….Thank you for being YOU!!!
November is a highly sacred month in numerology and is considered to be one of the most meaningful points of the year. The number one (1) represents oneness. We are all connected and we are all one, and the energy of the number 1 reminds us of this. Number 1 also represents new beginnings and fresh starts. It symbolizes the creative process as we take that first step in a new direction. With two 1’s together, (November being the 11th month of the year), it holds the sacred vibration of creativity, oneness, and higher consciousness.
So let this be a time of celebrating our oneness —- one-by-one. Each and every one of us holds a pure gift that we bring into the world simply by “being”. When we are grounded and centered in our being, this unique gift or essence radiates out into the world and through everything. We are like lights touching each other as we go about our days. Why not hold this light brightly and “be” the light we wish to see in the world.
The entire vibration of the month of November is going to be guiding us to awaken to higher levels so we can feel connected and aligned with our purpose. No matter what life brings to you, remember that it is up to us to co-create and be active participants in our reality. We can use this energy to bring in more love, abundance, and gratitude. We don’t have to chase it or look for it out ‘there’. We need only settle into that which lies within us — our true “being.” So let’s enjoy the process of expressing gratitude to our own being and watch what happens to the ‘other’ beings that we meet.
“With gratitude, I remember the people, animals, plants, insects, creatures of the sky and sea, air and water, fire and earth, all whose joyful exertion blesses my life every day.”
Our Walking Meditation practice was in Saturday’s (8/26/17) Daily Sun! Here we are going through the motions of a slow-walking meditation for one of the Sun’s news reporters. This meditation is so incredibly simple to do and you can learn a lot about your self and the way your mind operates in a very short amount of time. It just takes some slowing down to discover this and walking meditation is a great way to do it.
There are three different things that one can focus on to keep the mind in the present moment. The first is on the steps that we take. We begin with the left leg and take one slow step with our breath in. Once we set that foot down, we pause for a brief moment, grounding our feet to the earth. Then, as we pick up the right leg, we breathe out and continue with the out-breath until we set that foot onto the earth. Our focus again is on the movement of picking one foot up and then down, pausing, then picking up the other foot and placing it down.
The next focal point can be on some words. Some suggested words are: “Breathe in, breathe out.” “I am here, in the now.” Or “I have arrived, I am home.” Whatever words come to you is fine. Make it easy on yourself.
I find that the last focus is actually the breath. If we try to do this first, I find that I’m hesitant or trying to get a feel for the breath or I am making the breath happen a particular way. If we get going on the walking first, focusing on the other aspects, I find that the breath naturally synchronizes and then I can observe the breath without making anything happen.
Also, I find that I will change focuses as I go along which keeps my mind from interfering. I will focus on stepping, then on words, then on the breath. After about 15-20 minutes, you’ll find yourself in this beautiful place of peace and serenity with no distractions whatsoever! It’s actually quite addictive!
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