Meditation is the ancient and modern practice of guiding attention;
Its Latin beginnings, like medicine, comes from the root word, mederi, which means to cure. Meditation is one of the eight limbs of yoga, Dhyana, which develops a deep state of awareness.
Meditation changes your relationship to distraction and stress by anchoring you to your own peaceful presence.
I had no expectations when I attended my first meditation class 15 years ago, at the McMullen Art Gallery. After 50 minutes of traditional Vipassana, or insight meditation, I felt markedly changed. I noticed that what had felt like a chronic traffic jam in my head opened up to eight lanes. Similar to my experience with yoga, I felt internally relaxed, spacious and deeply peaceful.
This glimpse of equanimity felt transformative and lasted for three days! It inspired me to pursue more of it, develop a daily practice (45-90 min), move into wholistic studies and become more conscious of the choices in my life. Over time meditation has honed my inner awareness to become a moment to moment choice point for alignment with my own peaceful presence.
Imagine your life if you could choose love in every moment?
Listen to a conversation between Richard Wagamese and his mentor, Old Women.
“RW: Tell me about Love. Old Woman: It is our only real choice. The only thing we can truly give. RW: How do we do that then? Old Woman: Choose it above all else. It leads you to the highest version of yourself and me to the highest version of myself. It’s the most important choice we can make for each other. RW: Those closest to us, you mean? Old Woman: No. Everyone. Everything. Widening our circle at every opportunity. RW: Sounds hard. Old Woman: So is being born. But we all do it.” Richard Wagamese, Embers
When we know how to listen to our true nature; we learn to live in right relationship. That feels like harmony from the inside out.
Meditation allows us to become more than the swirling, cloudy, nature of the conditioned mind. That constant swirling reactivity in the body/mind keeps us stuck in lifeless patterns of stress we habitually perceive as normal. This becomes our story.
Your body/mind is a mirror for your story; your story a reflection for your choices. My gift is in hearing, seeing and feeling the story. Especially patterns that cycle. When we are stuck cycling in the story, we are unable to grow. Stagnated energy causes blockages, pain, injury, illness and disease.
Opening your story offers you a choice point for growth. This can be done on the phone or in person, through a yoga sequence, an Ayurvedic consultation or shared meditation time. For deeper meditative or contemplative exploration we may use the Tarot of Transformation. What you choose everyday becomes your strongest medicine.
Opening your story: 140$ +
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It is my pleasure and my passion to bring opening to your story and right relating in your life.
All credit for the creation of this beautiful Tarot of Transformation goes to Willow Arlenea and Jasmin Lee Cori