Buddhism / Buddhist Meditation / Meditation / Relaxation Techniques

Everyday Meditation: Blue Sky Mind

Meditation is becoming aware of the vital stillness and hearing within that stillness. It is the stillness that’s naturally present before you become attached to thoughts and things; before you identify with thought-feeling-reaction. In this meditation you will be using the visualization of a blue sky with clouds passing through it as the “virtuous” object … Continue reading

Buddhist Meditation / compassion / Conscious living / Meditation

Ani Choying Drolma: A Singing Nun With a Mission

I am an admirer of Ani Choying Drolma, also known as Choying Drolma and Ani Choying.  She is a Buddhist nun and musician from the Nagi Gompa nunnery in Nepal. Throughout the world Ani Choying is known for her compassion, her lovely smile, and her beautiful voice.  Rather than just relying on prayer alone, she is … Continue reading

Conscious living / Meditation

MUL Mantra

The Mool Mantra (also spelled Mul Mantra) is the most important composition contained within the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of the Sikhs; it is the basis of Sikhism. The word “Mool” means “main”, “root” or “chief” and “Mantar” means “magic chant” or “magic portion”.  It is a most brief composition encompassing the … Continue reading

Children / Creative Visualization / Imagery / Meditation / Music / Relaxation Techniques

Golden Apples Guided Meditation for Children

The Greeks original paradise was called the Garden of the Hesperides, and they associated it with Zeus and Hera and with a serpent-entwined apple tree. Dryads were nymphs associated with trees and water. In Greek mythology, the three nymphs The “Hesperides” were daughters of either Nyx (Night) or the heaven-bearing Titan Atlas. Continue reading

Alternative Medicine / Aromatherapy / Fibromyalgia / Health and Wellness / Meditation / Yoga

8 Fibromylagia Therapies

People with fibromyalgia experience a range of symptoms of varying intensities that wax and wane. Those symptoms are usually invisible to others  and many people with fibromyalgia push themselves too far until they trigger collapse.  What’s  key to well-being for people with fibromylagia is  taking charge of their own health,  employing  effective therapies,  learning how … Continue reading

art / Art therapy / Conscious living / Creative Visualization / Imagery / Meditation / Relaxation Techniques

day and night

Our memories, worries and fears exist in images and we can use images to manage our moods. It’s an age-old method of meditation. With practice, anyone can learn a guided imagery routine that will take then to a safe place of deep relaxation where they can heal and rest.  Click images to view larger versions. Continue reading

Conscious living / Health and Wellness / Meditation / Personal Development / Relaxation Techniques

Exploring Spaciousness: Experiencing Peace

In Are You Afraid of Stillness and Space? Part 1, Sandra Pawula suggests nourishing yourself with space. She explains how space is a vital element that brings balance into our lives, helping to keep stress, distress, and illness at bay. In Are You Afraid of Stillness and Space? Part 2   Sandra’s  advice is to  slowly … Continue reading

Making Mandalas: A Magical Process
art / Art therapy / Creative Visualization / Imagery / Inspiration / Meditation / Spirituality

Making Mandalas: A Magical Process

Are you a doodler? Have you ever drawn mandalas ?  I had a very busy week full of medical and laboratory appointments and I spent hours traveling between them. While sitting in waiting rooms I began to doodle and produced several mandalas. My girfriend who was visiting and chauferring me between appointments got into the … Continue reading

Buddhism / Buddhist Meditation / Meditation / Relaxation Techniques

Meditation Practice: Preparation for Beginners

No one wants to feel: anxious, sad, angry or fearful. Yet, that is exactly what we have all experienced. So why not learn how to do something about it? Why not learn how to meditate? Meditation involves focusing the mind in order to increase awareness of the present moment. It  promotes relaxation, reduces stress , … Continue reading

Internet Relationships / Meditation / Relationships / Social networking / Spirituality / Wisdom

Who is God to you? Who are you? Who am I?

  Who am I? Are you your thoughts? Are they yours because you observe them? Can you be without thoughts? Without thinking?   I’m going to provide you with a link to a flash video that is unusual and interesting. You’ll need a Shockwave plugin (Flash player 5.0) to be able to view it. After … Continue reading

Health and Wellness / Inspiration / Meditation / Relaxation Techniques

Meditation CDs and audio downloads

These files are very large, as much as 20 MB, high speed internet connection is recommended Free Audio Meditation Mp3 Downloads Deepening The Silence (CD 1, Meditation 2 from Meditation Skills course) 15 minutes Following The Breath & Observing The Body (CD 1, Meditation 3 from Meditation Skills course) 30 minutes Related blog post: Ten … Continue reading

Health and Wellness / Meditation / Psychology / Spirituality

Happiness is a decision made between the ears

There isn’t a person on earth today that doesn’t want to be happy. But when we examine what happiness means to any individual, we discover that most of what people claim makes them feel happy falls into the category of “instant gratification” derived from “outer events”. Some people are true believers that the quickest path … Continue reading

Fibromyalgia / Health and Wellness / Meditation

Fibromyalgia Research Links 2007

Gabapentin Shown Effective For Fibromyalgia Pain (June 12, 2007) — New research shows that the anticonvulsant medication gabapentin, which is used for certain types of seizures, can be an effective treatment for the pain and other symptoms associated with the common, often hard-to-treat chronic pain disorder, fibromyalgia. > full story FDA Approves First Drug For … Continue reading

Fibromyalgia / Health and Wellness / Meditation / Psychology

Meditation Therapy For Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

A revered contemplative practice for centuries, meditation has recently inspired research into its therapeutic value for everything from anxiety disorders to heart attack prevention. A painful, progressive autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis is associated with a high risk of depression — double the risk of the healthy population, by conservative estimates — and various forms of … Continue reading