Category Archives: Meditation

Manipura Chakra Meditation

By Steve Hyne

Manipura Chakra Meditation is the Solar Plexus that focuses on the power and autonomy of metabolism keep your digestive fire balanced.The energy of the solar plexus chakra is out of alignment, common physiological cues include gastric or digestion issues like stomach pain, heartburn, acid reflux, nausea, ulcers, or a loss of appetite.Its Mantra is RAM. strong and active Manipura Chakra greatly supports good health and assists us in overcoming many illnesses

Svadhisthana Meditation

Svadhisthana (water) Chakra is the sacral energy , the pleasure centre of the body and it is located in the pelvic area. The second chakra is the centre of feeling, emotion, and connection and creative drive. When this Chakra is blocked, you will feel detached from your emotions that can lead to isolation and frustration. There is so much stress associated with covid during the last year. Having a natural affinity to water refreshes the soul and the body. Just spending 5 minutes focusing on water healing and Chakra music will soothe and replenish your passion for life again. 5 minutes is a easy way to focus on your spiritual and human needs. Please feel free to send to others as my intentions in making this video is with love and compassion during these difficult times for many.

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Tip of The Week: Nature Meditation

 

 

What do you see? Pexels.com
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Lao Tzu

Nature does nothing in vain.
Aristotle

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
William Wordsworth

Meditation can mean a million possibilities depending on where you live , your Philosophy and many other ideas. The process can either be personal , guided or with a group in any position or length of time. The english root of the word comes from the Latin and French word meditacioun and meditacion. The word conveys the ideas thought, reflection, study and think over, consider. Interesting how a French Monk Guigo II in his religious works Jacobs Ladder the word meditation is used in connection with Prayer and higher consciousness. http://faithandenterprise.org/lectio-divina-and-guigos-ladder-for-monks describes following:

Lectio Divina’s Four Steps

Guigo’s four steps can be understood as follows:

Reading (Lectio): The passage of scripture is read in its literal or natural sense, without applying theological or historical presuppositions.

Meditating (Meditatio): By meditation, Guigo meant to ponder the passage and consider its lessons and meaning for our lives.  This is different from what we usually think of as meditation and is a more analytical process.  The analysis is not, however, focused on issues of historicity or dogma but rather on the meaning of the passage for the participant.

Prayer (Oratio): In this step, we set aside the analysis and the cognitive activity of the second step and turn to God in prayer.  Ideally the second stage will have informed our prayer in some manner, leading us to ask for guidance, resolution, or perhaps something else.  By turning our attention towards God, and listening, this step also prepares us for the final stage.

Contemplation (Contemplatio): In this stage we let go of all thoughts and images and just rest in God.

There are many other historical references to meditation and the most famous in the west is Buddhist. In essence meditation practices have been around for thousands of years and it has been an international practice.

Today in this technological society it is emerging a new practice for many even Lady Gaga the extravagant Pop star embraces a form of it. I endeavour to use different types of meditation in my life through out the week. One type I really benefit from what I call Nature meditation.

How I Practice it

1 Find a comfortable chair with the ability of watching and observing nature.

2 Focus all your attention on what you can see and remove all distracting thoughts.

3 Let the mind soak in all the sounds , sights , smells and sensations with no judgements.

5 After 10 or more minutes ask yourself a few questions

What can I see

What can I learn?

What does this experience teach me?

Here are a few lessons I have learnt during these splendid opportunities

I was watching the sky with white fluffy clouds passing by during a sunny day. At times the clouds would block the sun then after a while the sun will shine again on my face with radiant warmth. The lesson I learnt in our world we have cloudy or dull days but the constant inner joy of our sun will radiate when then the challenges or stresses float by. The real joy we have is a constant sun from our heart but challenges like clouds stop the the inner joy shinning out just temporarily.

Another occasion I was watching the birds , observing the trees and thinking of all natures wonders. Not one of them was asking anything from me as a spectator. The trees give us clean oxygen , fruit and wood but what do I give back in return. Nature for thousands of years like a caring mother looks after the sons and daughter of earth. The lesson what do I give back to society not asking for anything back in return. Being in touch with nature can revive the soul to live a refreshing life away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.