Archive for the ‘Meditation’ Category

Easter Meditation

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

At this sacred time we are reminded of the essential message of the Christian celebration of Easter – that is ‘sacrifice.’

There may be many ideas and associations relating to the scriptures and to the idea of sacrifice that can be translated on either a personal level or as a spiritual generality when focussed upon the universal symbolism that Nature demonstrates so vividly for us on this planet in the miracle of growth.

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Flowers – Nature’s Thoughts

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Meditation when focused upon flowers can give us some beautiful and surprising experiences.

As we think of the thought and inspiration that is required in our human creation of anything we can seek for the mysterious original idea in Nature that manifests in the exquisite colours, variety and beauty of flowers.

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Meditation Out in Nature

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

We will all know the soothing effect of wandering around our own garden, tending or watering.  It tends to put us in a natural meditative mood of appreciation of plant life in general and perhaps allows us a little sense of pride in the results of our personal horticultural efforts.

All meditative states of consciousness commence with a stimulus or focus. If we have a material focus such as a beautiful flower we will be inclined to expand our thoughts and emotions and also elevate them as we look at the intricate handiwork of nature and drink in its beauty.

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The Mind at Peace

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

When the mind is peaceful there is no room for negative thoughts.

Depression melts away when our mental waves and restless thought is stilled.

We learn to take pleasure in making no conscious effort.

We find that we enjoy periods of just Being.

And find that it is Good.

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Teach Meditation – A Simple Learning and Teaching Tool

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

In any teaching situation there is a place for meditation.

It is a tool for the instructor as it is for the student.

A few quiet moments interspersed with learning can help us, as students, absorb information in a relaxed state that better allows its processing by our subconscious mind. It is surprising how this can be effective in selecting material that is particularly helpful to us as well as offering an appropriate time for any remnant questions to surface.

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Union with the Divine

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Union with the Divine !   Our concepts of God and our relationship with the Divine are not all identical. However, we all tend to share an essential idea that to raise our consciousness and contact with some greater life and light will help us experience greater spiritual Consciousness and through that contact become ourselves transformed and magnified in understanding.

If we entertain strong spiritual faith, it is natural to long for a heightened experience of consciousness in realisation and confirmation of our beliefs.  If we are exploring, without any preconceptions, in order to discover spiritual realities, both inside ourselves and outside in the greater world, we look forward to every new sense of awareness of the subtleties of life that our developing sensitivity will permit.

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Experience Universality

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

With any degree of expansion of our consciousness, we are enriched. Sometimes it comes to us through some intensified perception, increased understanding, greater life motivation and purpose or a more vital attitude towards our personal life.

By degrees we gradually grow as a person to become strengthened as an individual through our free will that allows us to realise how importance it is that we use and assert our individual talents, yet also comforted by the awareness and that we are only a small part of the whole – the greater Universal Consciousness.

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Classical Yoga Meditation

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Meditation is not new. It has always been an integral part of religious and spiritual observances throughout the world’s history but with the decline in formal religions and the increasing need for a way to inject spiritual principles back into our materialistic lifestyles, it is achieving great popularity.

The classical techniques used in yoga are reliable in helping us become familiar with higher spheres of consciousness that we may not have previously have been aware of. The concepts behind yoga philosophy are universal and teach us in ways that can be applied by everyone.

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Preparing for Meditation – A Simple Formula (1)

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Our Purpose

Firstly, we must wish to improve our state of mind and consciousness and to rise above current problems and stress so that we can anticipate a pleasant and refreshing experience.

Need for Privacy and Stillness

Best following physical exercise, we need to sit still and conserve our energy. Eyes are closed to avoid distractions.

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Preparing for Meditation – A Simple Formula (2)

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Our purpose – Attunement to the Divine Light

Prepare the body and regulate breathing

Close your eyes

Contemplate the heavenly luminaries in our sky –

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