spirituality

Day 18 - #365MeditationChallenge

I found myself actually craving for meditation time today, and feeling so grateful that I could make the time/space for it.  I had a 30 minute journey-style meditation today. I set some intentions at the start and prayed for guidance, hoping to get some clarity around and/or move some uncomfortable emotional energy I have been feeling in my body. 

As I speak to in the video, I believe that our prayers are always answered, however sometimes just not in the form that you are expecting.  I did go on a journey and receive some guidance, but at this point I am not totally sure what to make of it and THAT'S OK!   

Sometimes it can take days, weeks or even months for clarity about a journey to set in.   

The other interesting thing I will share is how often (for me anyway) the answer seems to show up in one of the myths/stories/legends of our culture.  For instance, this journey happened to be about the story of Peter Pan.  As I said, right now it's all a bit of a mystery for me but I will sit with it as it unfolds. 

Happy Wednesday to you! 

 

Day 17 - #365MeditationChallenge

I first found meditation, and I mean REALLY found meditation in 2005 at my yoga teacher training down in Mexico.  The program was a month long and we spent a LOT of time in meditation.  Actually, one of our last days there, we were asked to fast for a day and spend the entire day out in the desert in meditation.  It was one of the most profound spiritual experiences of my life and the whole experience forever changed me.   

When I came home, it did not take long for my "old" reality and my "new", inner reality to clash.  And clash they did... hard.   

I couldn't seem to find that inner space in my "old life".  It drove me crazy and started me on a seekers journey which I have been on ever since.   

So, as I have alluded to throughout this challenge, meditation has come and gone over the years.  When I became a mom, one of the stories that really began to get in the way was that "I couldn't find the time to meditate" now that I was a mother.  For those of you with kids, you know how all consuming they can be.  

My son is now 8, and as you can see, he is part of the club.  We have encouraged him to join into our practice and alowed him to make it his own.  He doesn't always choose to participate, but when he does, he is solid.  He likes to challenge himself to sit longer and longer, and as we show in the video, he likes to play the singing bowl.  Sometimes I offer him guidance, but most of the time we just sit in silence.  I feel so good about bringing this practice to his life while he is young.  With any luck, it will become a natural part of his Be-ing!

Blessings from our home to yours!