Healing somatic meditation

Healing for me, among other things, involves somatic release and processing 24/7. It requires a complete surrender to something intelligent that moves through me but is not me. I call it life-force. I recognize it in every living thing. It manifests in infinitely diverse ways following it’s own natural law which defies intellectual understanding. I watch in awe. …

Saturday mellow: a guided vipassana meditation

This is a good guided meditation and is actually good for any level from beginner to advanced. I like to always keep in mind the concept of always being a beginner. Yes, the concept of zen mind, beginner’s mind… … [click on title to read and view more]

OM meditation tones and music: powerfully healing

I have found meditating to OM to be deeply powerful and healing. It can in fact nip migraines in the bud for me now. It also allows me to access parts of my psyche for trauma healing. It’s just one of the many practices I use for healing body/mind. This is the last audio file I’ve found that I’ve really liked. I find that different recording and tones carry subtly different energies so I do like to listen to different recordings from time to time. I now have several that feature the ancient healing sound of OM. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Relaxing mindfulness meditation

I’ve always found Bliss’ voice incredibly lovely to listen to. She is the perfect narrator for a guided meditation and she knows exactly what folks are going through in severe protracted psychiatric drug withdrawal syndromes because she’s been there and healed. This meditation is good for anyone, whether unwell or not. It’s a lovely introduction to being mindful in the body.

Powerful, guided, mindfulness meditation to help you maintain a calm and positive attitude and to keep you grounded and relaxed. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Altered states in meditation

The third principle in working with altered states can be called Awareness of the Dance. When such experiences arise, the practitioner’s primary responsibility is to open to the experience with a full awareness, observing and sensing it as part of the dance of our human life.

We may become frightened by altered states, so that as they arise we resist and judge them: “My body is dissolving.” “I have prickles all over.” “I’m burning up.” “I’m too cold.” “The sounds are too loud.” “My senses are too intense.” “I cannot tolerate the many inner pains or waves of energy.” Through fear, aversion, and misunderstanding, we can struggle with them for a long time, trying to avoid them, change them, get through them, or make them go away, and this very resistance will keep us caught in them. … [click on title to read and view more]

Inhabiting our bodies in meditation

Healing is about remembering what it is to be human — that we are one with nature and all that is. Then that primordial knowledge needs to be married with the modern experience. The synthesis of the two experiences is waking up. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

What meditation really is

Jon Kabat-Zinn, a pioneer of scientific research on meditation, defines meditation as “living life as if it really mattered”. … [click on title for the rest of the post]