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Meditation Session

Meditation Session

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Private meditation session by telephone. Each session is 30 minutes in length. Your first session is free of charge and will consist of an assessment of your individualized needs. Your instructor will then tailor a practice just for you. There is no charge for our standard sessions. Times are listed in Eastern Time.

Your instructor will call you at your scheduled appointment time. Please make sure you include your phone number at checkout.

Click here to read about our meditation philosophy.

 

"There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life."
-- John Lennon

 

 

Ask yourself these questions:

Who am I?

Where am I going?

How will I get there?

Who am I?  Where am I going?  How will I get there?

These very important questions take on a very different response when we open our heart to discover its secrets.  Through the act of quieting the mind, we allow the content resting within the heart to awaken.  When we contemplate our awareness and again ask these same questions after cultivating the heart, our responses are altered and given a much deeper meaning and significance.

 

Why not try a short "loving kindness" meditation?

After a long day, including some difficult personal encounters we tend to build stress in our bodies and mind.  Our mind keeps going over the situations reviewing the negative pictures and the emotions attached.

Take the time to brew yourself a cup of tea, preferably green or herbal, sit down in a comfortable and quiet setting, alone by yourself.  Go to a park if you need to after driving through Starbucks and ordering your tea.  (no coffee-it will stimulate beta brainwaves and cortisol production)  Just take this time for yourself if you can not find a quiet setting at home. 

Sip your tea and inhale, filling the lungs while lowering the diaphragm with breath, enjoying the beverage.  Review the day, the good and the bad.  Continue enjoying the tea and the review.  After a few minutes.....close the eyelids.....

Inhale, filling the lungs lowering the diaphragm.....on the exhale.....say the word "listen" quietly on the exhale letting it last as long as the exhale itself.

Inhale, filling the lungs lowering the diaphragm.....on the exhale.....say the word "observe" quietly on the exhale letting it last as long as the exhale itself.

Inhale, filling the lungs lowering the diaphragm.....on the exhale.....say the word "value" quietly on the exhale letting it last as long as the exhale itself.

Inhale, filling the lungs lowering the diaphragm.....on the exhale.....say the word "embrace" quietly on the exhale letting it last as long as the exhale itself.

Inhale, filling the lungs lowering the diaphragm while stretching out the word "I"..... on the exhale say the word "love" quietly on the exhale letting it last as long as the exhale itself.

"I.......Listen"

"I.......Observe"

"I.......Value"

"I.......Embrace"

"I.......Love

Repeat the above, quietly feeling the impression of each word, surrendering to the feeling of each word and each breath.

After a few rounds, just say the word, "I" on the inhale and "love" on the exhale, surrendering to the ebb and flow of the breath.  Start to let the breath find its own rhythm without any personal effort.  Allow the breath to breathe you.  Surrender to its mastery of the moment itself.  Now is when the meditation begins.  Now is when we listen to the breath.....we listen to the awakened heart.  Do not be concerned when you find the mind begin to wander.  This is normal.  It's what the mind does.  Gently bring the attention of the mind back to the breath, back to the mantra.  The mind is like a young excited child.  Be loving, kind, and gentle with it.  The words on the inhale and the exhale help to still and calm our mind.  The relationship between our awareness and our breath is our goal.  This relationship unlocks the secrets of our heart.  It is only when we subdue the mind can we discover what the heart has to say.  It is as if the mind is a like a pond that has stones cast into it relentlessly.  It is only when the stones are stopped that the surface of the pond finds its calm.  It is then that we can see the beauty hidden beneath its surface.  The breath will guide us.  The heart beckons us upon our journey.  We just have to listen, then observe, then value, and finally surrender and embrace what we find.  In this moment we are open to the very magic of the heart.  Rediscover, in the solitude of your being, the very private and special tenderness that goes before no other soul.  Let this place and this moment embrace you with its wonder.  Let the Love and Grace found within your being expand to every cell, every breath, and every moment.  Breathe Love - Be Love.   Let it last as long as you will.

Upon completion of this meditation, revisit the problems of the day with this affirmation:  "I let go..... I listen..... I love..... I forgive.....  My heart - My love, extends to all that I meet in loving kindness." 

 

"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." - Lao Tzu

 

What do we hear when opening our heart?

.....Listen to the silence.

What do we see when opening our heart?

.....Observe the stillness. 

What do we find when opening our heart?

.....Value the fullness of this moment.

What do we do when opening our heart?

.....Embrace this moment with the compassion of loving kindness.

Listen to the silence of a loving heart, observe the stillness of a loving heart, value the fullness of a loving heart, and then, embrace this special moment in time with compassionate courage, generosity, and humility born from loving kindness.

 I listen, I observe, I value, I embrace.......I am.......I love.......In thee, I am.......In thee, I love.

 

"Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." - Proverbs 4:23

 

The act of meditation has not the goal of gaining anything.  The purpose of meditation is to release and then just listen, observe, value, and embrace what remains.

What do we find when we still our mind?

.....Love

 

"Our knowledge of God is perfected by gratitude: we are thankful and rejoice in the experience of the truth that He is love."

          --Thomas Merton

 

When do you recall ever having taken the time to explore the depths of your own heart?

Will the discovery of the secrets lying dormant within your heart alter the direction of your life's journey?  Have you ever wondered which fork in the road to take?  Have you done all the necessary preparation to make the choice valid?

May we extend this invitation to self examination.  

We are all given three gifts at birth.  Discover them for yourself and their ultimate power for personal transformation.  Explore how their cultivation can add meaning to your life and the lives of those you touch.

 

 "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched – they must be felt with the heart”

-- Helen Keller