meditation… how does that word feel to you when you say it? think about it, do u feel inside your body a beautiful sense of peace and serenity or does the word meditation bring up feelings for you of fear and imperfection and work?
i will now gently take you back into my life for a bit, i grew up with a slightly crunchy, hippie, control freak of a mother… all of those statements are true at the same time and all of those statements helped to mold me into the beautiful being god intends me to be… and they are actually not this story, sooo moving on.
my dear mom introduced me to meditation, i really cant remember when because as far back as i can remember she practiced it, there was never a discussion, it was just something in our lives… much like wheat germ in our pudding, again i digress. mom sat quietly in lotus position and as a child i have memories of trying to sit and meditate with her. then the angry teens years came upon me and i was out… rebellion against anything my “crazy” mother wanted to bring to me to enhance my life. fast forward a few years, throw some life on lifes terms into the mix and i was blessed to hit a spiritual bottom.
reconnection, thats what i needed! how do i reconnect with the universe, the great spirit, God? for me part of the answer has morphed into meditation. meditation in my life takes many forms and its beautiful because there is no right or wrong way to meditate, whatever quiets me and opens my mind to receive divine guidance is a win for me.
with four awesome babies of my own i have to be creative, somedays my meditations consist of placing crystals in my bed and laying quietly before saying prayers; some nights like this past friday i join some girl friends and participate in a guided journey; i have enjoyed the experience of meditating with buddhist monks at an amazing temple; i have had the supreme pleasure of doing my first sweatlodge last summer and my absolute favorite form of meditation for today is being outside, preferably near or in water just BEING, sitting, journaling, and the newest addition to my meditation, again everyday my experiences change and grow and evolve, has been finding stones and listening to the stones as i stack them in the water building beautiful towers called carins.
what an amazing gift meditation is to me, the ability to get out of my head, out of my way and give my will over to my God. i practice meditation i will never perfect it and as the daughter of a control freak with control issues of her own i like that, i like that its ok for me to not do it perfectly all that matters is that i show up and do it.
so tell me please… how do you show up for you today?
have an awesome day… love