There is always great anticipation as we get closer to the new year. First there is revelry and then resolutions. Yet finding peace within is usually given the last seat at the table. I invite you to sit with me and meditate. I’ll provide the tools for you to discover how to de-stress and find inner peace using guided meditation, short texts from the writings of spiritual masters, sound healing, energy healing and guided movement. On Jan. 1st I’ll begin. In the meantime, find a place you would be comfortable sitting for at least 15 minutes. A comfortable chair or on the floor sitting on a cushion would be preferable. Block 15 minutes for your practice at the same time each day. If this is not possible then work out what is best for you. I would love your comments as we embark together on a more peaceful new year. Happy New Year!
The message of love, hope and peace are the true gifts of Christmas. As you move through the day dealing with loved ones who might be disagreeable, past situations still causing pain and suffering, know the Divine is always present. Breathe into the space of inner peace, open your heart to Love. Let your spirit soar with the hope for a better year, filled with balance, health and prosperity. L’Chaim! To Life!
I hope your Thanksgiving is nourished by peace and sustained by love.
You’ll never get indigestion from either one.
Remember to block out some time on Sunday Dec.6th from 1-4 for a relaxing experience at the Yurt Garden Open House.
Savor some hot spiced tea and a vegetarian ziti.
You could win a drawing for an HOUR of any of my services, plus honey and holiday gift certificates for sale.
Explore the grounds, walk the labyrinth, meditate in the Peace garden, rake the sand in the Japanese sand garden.
The Open House is perfect for actually taking some personal time to slow down before the holiday season gets in full swing.
I’ll be doing free 15 minute energy sessions for anyone who would like to experience my work (you will really like it).
I have practiced many forms of meditation from yoga poses to Tai Chi. I have sat quietly and tried to tame the “Monkey Mind,” darting here to there over “things to do” and daily worries. The one thing I have never been able to do is a daily meditative practice.
Research out now, from Harvard and MIT prove that meditating daily for two months will increase the grey matter in your brain and improve your memory. It will also reduce stress in the body. I’d like to share this blog with people who are ready to take the challenge of an every day practice for two months, and I’d like to help you get there.
It’s good to have a specific time and place you can meditate. It might seem hard at first, but sitting will get easier with time. Lying in bed is usually not a good idea because napping, which is a healing for the body, is not the intended purpose of meditation.
I’m on day 2 of sitting quietly for 25 minutes. If you have never meditated, we could work together.
- The first thing is to sit comfortably, either on a chair, with your feet on the floor or on the floor on a cushion with your knees gently elevated using pillows.
- As you close your eyes concentrate on your breath. Watch it enter your nose, as you expand your lower abdomen filling your lungs with air. Sometimes its easier to count the seconds you bring in a breath. Eight is number that will allow your lungs to fully open, the front, the sides and back.
- Hold your breath for 4 counts, let out the breath for 8. I would do the cleansing breath 3 or 4 times.
Then sit and observe what goes on in your body. Watch your thoughts, let them float by and when you are done, record how your feel.
Each day you do your practice, you should feel a little calmer.
The long-awaited Fall Open House at the Yurt!
I’m hosting a Fall Open House on Sunday Nov. 1st from 1-4pm. I’ll have refreshments and snacks, and a raffle for a free massage!
Holiday gift certificates will be available as well as local honey for sale.
The zinnias may be gone, but the garden is ever changing and quite beautiful. Come walk the labyrinth and go through the new cabin for over overnight rental.
It’s a cozy, soothing spot for getaways or just some uninterrupted piece and quiet to get some things done.
RSVP and call for directions (not far outside of Huntsville, AL) available from two sides of the mountain.
I can be an advocate from diagnosis through treatment. I am knowledgeable about important supplements and diet during cancer treatment.
Many of you know, I’ve been doing spiritual healing and energy work for a long time.
I know many of you live in town and getting out to the country can be difficult.
I’m being called again to do phone sessions. Each session lasts a half hour or an hour.
This is a very powerful and effective form of healing I’ve been doing for over 30 years.
If you are interested contact me or just give me call.
Blessing for the day!
Everything is energy…