Morning Healing Meditation Mandalas

“Outside the open window
The morning air is all awash with angels.”
~ Richard Wilbur, Collected Poems, 1943-2004

“The period between four and six in the morning is called the Brahmamuhurta, the Brahmic time, or divine period, and is a very sacred time to meditate. ”
~ Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras

 

And now on my travels I find myself in Cebu.

In this corner of the Philippines I still wake each morning at 4am to meditate in my room, after which I go sit on the empty beach for a while to watch the day dawn.

Yesterday morning I decided to make an impromptu crystal mandala to dedicate to the healing and wellbeing of a little girl named Imogen.

It’s a restful and evocative process, to create such a focal point for meditation and healing. I worked with what I had to hand – a stone from my pocket, a bracelet from my wrist, some flowers and leaves from nearby plants.

I enjoyed the process so much that I have decided to make a new healing mandala every day while I am here in Cebu.

Here is Imogen’s mandala. It features a Prehnite, Rutilated Quartz, frangipani and bouganvillea. And a whole lot of love.

By the time you read this post I may have already made this morning’s mandala. But you can be part of tomorrow’s.

Tomorrow I will be meditating on healing of childhood hurts, old family pain and ongoing issues, self-worth issues, insecurities and damaging or limiting stories imposed upon you by others. I’ll also be working on your base chakra, heart health and emotional security. If you’d like to be specifically included please add your name below or over on our facebook page.

Much love, Nicole <3 xoxo

 

Blessings at my back door!

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“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
(Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, deerit nihil.)
― Cicero, Letters to His Friends, Vol 2: Books 7-12

 

In my pyjamas, sipping tea in the backyard after a rough night. It’s so breathtakingly beautiful here at the farm that I can’t help but feel a little cheered. I thought I’d share my morning with you…

hungry birdyEveryone’s ready for breakfast.

herbspotThings are busy growing.

stickThere’s quite a bit of stick chasing and stick chewing going on.

bunny 2A rabbit has come by to visit! I hope he doesn’t eat too much of my garden.

frangisThe mist is lifting and it’s going to be a magical day.

Lots and lots of love to you, Nicole xx

 

 

 

 

Harry – Cafe Dog!

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“Coffee is a language in itself.” ~ Jackie Chan

 

Good Morning! It’s Harry here. Mum is meditating, so I thought I’d save time and write her blog so that we can go to the cafe faster.

I love cafes. Ever since I was little I’ve been going. Especially first thing in the morning. So now I’m ready extra early. Sometimes when it’s still almost the middle of the night…

If you look carefully at the next picture you’ll see me, in the dark, waiting by the door to go to the car. It’s 3.42am. But the coffee shop opens at six so it pays to be ready!

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Cafes and coffee shops are lovely. My brother Bert doesn’t like them much. He’d much prefer to stay on the veranda and have a sleep, or if it’s really cold he sneaks into the bedroom and jumps up on the bed and gets real small and low down to make himself invisible. He’s a comfort hound.

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But me, I can sleep on the job.

I’ve been a good cafe napper ever since I was a pup!

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It’s a social thing, cafes. All my friends are there. Lots of people to say hello. Lots of dogs to sniff and kiss. I keep busy while Mum is writing. I’m kind of like her writing companion. People can talk to me instead of her, so she gets more done.

I’m here in this next picture, but you can’t see me because I am under the table, sitting on Mum’s foot.

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And best of all, there is bacon. I love bacon. Have you tried it? It’s amazing.

It’s almost as good as zippers or computer power packs. But not as much fun as pulling the stuffing out of pillows.

Hmmm. I’d better not mention that again…

Mum says this is the best type of cafe dog. She’s not very funny sometimes!

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