Meditation is powerful. Once your practice is begun, meaning regular sessions of some duration, changes in your life and in you will simply happen, almost as if by magic.
I find the energy I receive from meditating with a group (as opposed to alone) of enlightened people to significantly affect my experience in a number of ways. More quickly I get a warm melting feeling and physical boundaries are lost. I am compelled by the magnificence of the feeling so much I can sit still through itches, leg cramps, people moving, anything I thought….until Tuesday at Meditation Mount.
On the hilltop property is a circle of grass amongst a large natural garden and surrounding mountains everywhere you look. As Murphy’s Law would say, what you don’t want to happen is bound to happen. The gophers dig their tunnels under the green lawn causing piles of loose dirt to from mounds above ground. Not only does it look bad, but it’s dangerous and the dirt kills the grass.
The group decided to try meditation as a way of communicating to our nature friends, the gophers and attempt to disuade them from tunneling under the lawn and instead go anywhere else they wanted for miles and miles around. While we meditated sitting on the lawn the bugs were buzzing, landing, mating, and eating on our heads, ears, and legs. It was difficult to keep a concentrated focus and it was hot, even though it was 8:30 in the morning.
Bunnies and lizards joined us in the effort, noiseless and welcome, but the insects brought our session to an end earlier than usual. But we had another trick up our sleeves – a very large white quartz bowl. Circling the edge with a padded wand repeatedly brings an angelic sound that enveloped all of us in a super heightened vibration. It was a bodily experience. We all felt it and decided that sitting that close to the bowl allowed for this intense experience we haven’t felt when sitting further away. This may have been the best gopher go-away device yet. The sound went out for miles.
I’ll keep you posted on the results. In the meantime, if you haven’t yet experienced the enlightenment that occurs natually when meditation becomes part of your routine, here is an easy way to get started. It requires only a minute a day, but you can make it last longer of course. Daily emailed thought provoking insights have richly added to my life.
This collection is a series of 52 guided meditations(click anywhere in this paragraph to learn details) featuring profoundly positive principles and ways of being your highest self. Every week for a year, you will receive a new guided meditation spoken in a soothing voice along with a beautiful musical background and video images of a nature. Each meditation is about a minute long and is spoken in the I AM tense for you to internally absorb it as it is being said.