Meditation Timers

April 2, 2008

Using a meditation timer can come in real handy when you’re trying to meditate. Concentrating is hard enough without having to worry about how much time has passed while you were meditating. Especially because you’ll usually experience a little bit of time distortion while you meditate–10 minutes can feel like and hour and vice versa. […]

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3-part Breath

April 2, 2008

Once you feel comfortable with belly breathing, you’re ready to move on to 3 Part Breath. 1. Start in the same reclined position as belly breathing, either on your bed or the floor. Begin by inhaling into your low belly. 2. Once you’ve filled the low belly, breathe into the ribs. You may want to […]

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Belly Breathing

April 2, 2008

1. Lie down on your bed or on the floor. Get as comfortable as you’d like to be without falling asleep (of course, it’s okay if you do). 2. Place your hands on your sides with your fingers over your stomach close to your navel. 3. Breathe into your belly. Feel the front and sides […]

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99 Names of God

April 2, 2008

The 99 Names of God below are from the Sufi and Islamic tradition. Each name represents a different aspect of the One God. 1 Allah (The) God 2 Ar-Rahman The All Beneficent 3 Ar-Rahim The Most Merciful 4 Al-Malik The King, The Sovereign 5 Al-Quddus The Most Holy 6 As-Salam The Peace and Blessing 7 […]

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72 Names of God

April 2, 2008

There are 72 Names of God according to the Jewish and Kabbalistic tradition. Here are a few: Yahweh Elohim Adonai Ehyeh El Elohim Elyon Shaddai Explore the meaning behind the 72 Names of God in more depth by visiting the Jewish Encyclopedia. YHWH YHWH, or also Yahweh, is the personal name for the God of […]

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Creating Sacred Space

April 1, 2008

Creating Sacred Space is vital to your personal practice of meditation. By drawing upon the the power of sacredness, you enliven a space for meditation, making it easier to meditate and naturally drawing your awareness within. Below are seven essential practices for cultivating sacredness in your enviroment. 1. Set an Intention – Manifest your intention […]

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Creating a Meditation Altar

April 1, 2008

This is one of the meditation altars my wife and I have created in our house. A picture says a thousand words and the picture above has many different pictures within it. Each item on the altar represents something meaningful to me or my wife. This altar consists of a nice cloth we purchased at […]

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Creating a Meditation Space

April 1, 2008

Creating a Meditation Space is very simple, and yet it’s also very subtle. If you search other sites, you’re going to get a list of things to do. Practically speaking, those things are important and I will discuss them below. But let’s get exoteric for a moment. Is Creating a Meditation Space something we do […]

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Conscious Living

April 1, 2008

Conscious Living Promotes Your Health and the Health of Others What is Conscious Living? Conscious living is living your life in the light of awareness. It means making decision in alignment with your personal and spiritual beliefs while actively striving to create balance, harmony and sustainability in your personal life, and in the world. Meditation […]

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Healing Addiction with Meditation and Contemplation

April 1, 2008

How One Woman Overcame Her Addiction This story illustrates how meditation and contemplation work to manifest spiritual healing… I was talking with my friend S. recently. A week previously, we had discussed some concerns she had about some health issues she was experiencing. She confided in me, “I know I should meditate, I’ve just gotten […]

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