Meditating to music

Meditating to music

 

Meditation Tip

 

Meditating to music

 

Listening to music can be a very soothing form of meditation. Of course the music needs to be something tranquil with no lyrics. Many people use classical music, particularly that of the Baroque period. Some of the popular composers from that period are: JB Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann and Pachelbel.

If you try meditating to music remember to really focus on LISTENING.

This means bringing your mind back to the music each time you notice it wandering.

 

 

your life purpose

Do you wonder what yours may be?

 

Meditation Tip

your life purpose

 

It was my birthday last month and I turned 59. My age has never worried me before however I find that the idea of turning 60 has raised some uncomfortable feelings. I’ve taken the time reflecting on this. What I have realized is that my worry stems from my fear that I have less time to achieve my life purpose.

If you believe in reincarnation, as I do, then you may also believe that we each have a life purpose that we agreed to before we incarnated.

I wonder if mid-life crises are sometimes a way that people come to terms with the age-old questions:

Who am I? and
Why am I here?

These are very worthy questions to spend time mulling over. Scientific Hand Analysis gives insights to our Spiritual contract: those lessons and experiences that we agreed to fulfil before we arrived here.

The first thing to identify in your hand analysis reading is your Life School. This is your foundation. For example I am in the school of Service. I am always drawn to giving service and helping others. I find this very fulfilling.

The four schools are Service, Love, Wisdom and Peace. You will be in one or more of these. Each school has particular characteristics that inform how a person in that school can be out of mental and emotional balance. When you know what your school/s is you have a tool for recognising when you are out of balance.

For example, for those of us in the School of Service we need to avoid being in servitude. Sometimes School of Service people find themselves saying: “Well if I don’t do this job then no one else will. And it has to be done. So I have to do it.” But this approach builds resentment and unhappiness and can lead to ill-health.

My life purpose, as discovered by Scientific Hand Analysis is to be an author and speaker. Do you wonder what yours may be?

Click here to book in for your 60-minute Life Purpose reading using scientific hand analysis.

 

 

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Nature scenes are so peaceful!

 

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Ian took this photo near Albury on an art excursion. The water is fairly still but is actually still flowing. The birds are on the lookout for fish. It is easy to see the perfection in nature. Everything is simply in flow, arising and passing. The birds never seem to hurry!

I decided recently that I would take my time with the tasks of the day. I was falling into the trap of believing that I could get more done in the day than was actually possible. And I would find myself working as fast as possible and frequently feeling stressed and unhappy when there were holdups or difficulties.

Do you find the same? Or are you able to go with the flow. To be content with how much you achieve. To not underestimate the time it will actually take to finish a job.

The real benefit of “going with the flow” is that I can stay relaxed as I work. And therefore my brain wave patterns are more likely to be alpha than beta. And I am more able to access my creativity and intuition as I work.

 

 

Minimise distractions

 

Meditation Tip

 

minimise distractions

 

In meditation we are training our minds to focus.

But distractions are what our untrained minds crave. Thus if we are to succeed in our meditation practice we need to keep these distractions to a minimum.

So turn off the phone and the television.

Let your family members know that you are not to be disturbed.

Meditation is important enough for you to put everything else on hold for the time being.

When you do this you can begin the process of meditation, of mental training.

 

 

We are running children’s meditation in Albury-Wodonga at the Sustainable Activity Centre. More details on their website at: sustainableactivitycentre.com.au

Our next Meditation and Healing Circle for women will be held on 26th May at 7pm. Read more… 

 

 

Like Goldilocks’ porridge

 

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Like Goldilocks’ porridge

 

Being comfortable is important.

This means finding a place where we can sit with our backs straight. A chair, a cushion or up against the wall.

It also means having a place that’s not too cold and not too hot, but like Goldilocks’ porridge, is just right!

If possible sit in the same place each time. This has the benefit of helping to settle our mind more quickly.

 

 

Our next Meditation and Healing Circle for women will be held on 26th May at 7pm. Read more…

We are running children’s meditation in Albury-Wodonga at the Sustainable Activity Centre. Please call 0416 015 773 for more information.

 

 

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Aids to meditation

 

Meditation Tip

meditation tip

 

Candles and incense have been used for centuries as aids to meditation.

If you want to try one or both of them remember to use something with a light, subtle fragrance. This means the aroma won’t be a distraction for you.

So light your candle then sit comfortably in front of it. The candle should be at, or just below, your eye level.

Now bring your attention to the flame and just observe. When you notice your mind wandering, gently bring it back to the flame.

 

Meditation Classes start soon here in Albury-Wodonga

Are you ready to experience deep relaxation and a sense of inner peace?

Our Beginners Meditation and Relaxation Classes are held every few months here in Albury-Wodonga. There are 6 weekly classes and each class runs for 90 minutes. Students leave each class feeling relaxed and energised.

The Beginners class is designed for people who may be experiencing some stress.

The classes involve learning some relaxing yoga breathing techniques and a simple Brain Tapping technique along with the mindfulness meditation practice. This practice is only done for 5 minutes on the first lesson.

The lessons are each filled with lots of different techniques and we always finish the class with guided relaxation.

Book now if you are interested in experiencing deep inner calm and peace.

Beginners Meditation and Relaxation Classes: A new 6-week course starts in Albury-Wodonga next week on Monday 18 April at 7pm.
Are you ready to experience deep inner peace? Read more…