New Guided Meditations
I am sharing two new guided meditations. The first is where we nourish a feeling of inner resource. You might think of inner resource as a personal sanctuary or refuge of sorts, where we feel a deep and underlying well-being, ground, safety and ease. It can be evoked through imagery or prayer. This is an important piece of a meditation practice, as meditation is gently opening the doors to the unconscious; all the experiences that we have had, including some of those that may have been difficult or painful. As we slowly integrate all nature of experience, we might discover we begin to navigate life more lightly and openly.
The second link is to a breathing meditation, where we gently anchor to the experience of breathing as a way to gather the mind. We are not anchoring to the breath to refuse or ignore experience. In fact, through this process, we will come to know all the things that are asking for our attention or even carrying our attention away for periods of time. It can be overwhelming to begin to hear the incessant chatter of the mind, but in time we will begin to feel a sense of clarity and center. The thoughts are real, but we no longer need to believe every passing dialogue.
- Nourishing Inner Resource: 3 minutesThis is a 3 minute guided meditation focusing on nourishing Inner Resource. Inner resource is the felt sense of an underlying well-being, ground, safety and calm. We take time to nourish this through visualizing a person, place, animal, symbolic figure or a specific experience that evokes this feeling of well-being. With time we come to know how Inner Resource feels in our body. This then becomes a support to us both during meditation and amidst life moments that may feel challenging or discomforting. It is a place we can turn toward to resource and nourish ourselves so that we can meet experience as it is.
- Breath Meditation: 8 minutes
This is an 8 minuted guided meditation leading you through affirming intention, opening to the changing experience of the breath and closing by dropping into the experience of unchanging Presence which rests quietly in the background.