Sitting By The Fire, Sending Love Out To The World

“I was born for this moment in Earth’s history and if you believe you are a lightworker, so were you.”  ~ Eileen Anglin   Last night I sat by the fire (it is winter here and the nights are cold) and I meditated. My mala beads clicked between my fingers and I sent love and prayers […]

Why I Love Using Mala Beads In Meditation

“if  the ocean  can calm itself,  so can you. we  are both  salt water  mixed with  air.”  ~ Nayyirah Waheed Meditation – it’s something most people know is good for us, but it’s also something that remains outside the grasp of many. I meditate every day, twice a day, and I use a variety of techniques, […]

The Comfort of my Mala

  “Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I’d do. I’d go out into a great big field all alone or in the deep, deep woods and I’d look up into the sky—up—up—up—into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end […]

Every Bead A Prayer

“What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” ~ Paulo Coelho, The Witch of Portobello     You may remember that at the very beginning of my Retreat preparation I made […]

Sometimes Life Gets In the Way of Blogging

“The easiest way to get touch with this universal power is through silent Prayer. Shut your eyes, shut your mouth, and open your heart. This is the golden rule of prayer. Prayer should be soundless words coming forth from the centre of your heart filled with love.” ~ Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation   […]

Up Early With Ganesha

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” ~ Meister Eckhart This morning, as ever, I was up early. I took my mala beads, my singing bowl, and my prayer shawl and snuck out onto the veranda to meditate and greet the dawn. Today I sat with Ganesha. Buddha, by his side. A possum […]

One Small Bead to Connect Me…

Today is the last day of my shamanic meditation retreat. Just over a month ago I chose a bead to represent each person who would attend the course. Then I began to string the beads into a Mala for meditation. A bead for each of my students, and then enough smaller beads to make a […]

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