Peace from Within

miercuri, noiembrie 16, 2011

Life is beautiful ... sometimes...

It is easy to love the people far away.
It is not always easy to love those close to us
Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.
(Mother Teresa)

sâmbătă, noiembrie 05, 2011

Owl Meditation

Bart & Jody - OWL Meditation

The owl - as a symbol - is one bird that brings exceptionally strong and wise energy. These birds of the night have long been associated with wisdom, knowledge, stealth and strength. To the ancient Greeks, the owl was a symbol of Athena, the goddess of wisdom, heroic strength and reason. In Hinduism, the owl is associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, wisdom and courage. Many Native American tribes include the owl in their tribal legends and recognize the knowledge and strength the owl has to offer. In Shamanic rituals the owl not only brings wisdom, but also assists with clairvoyance and astral travel.

Find a quiet place to sit where you will be free from interruptions. Light a candle or incense if you wish. Ground and center yourself as you become aware of your breath flowing in and out of your lungs. As your body relaxes, close your eyes and visualize the image of an owl. Ask owl for guidance if this is the purpose of your meditation. Keep your mind and body relaxed as you do this, but be aware of any images or words that come to you as you continue in your meditative state. Don't be frustrated if nothing comes to mind at first. You may find that ideas, insight, signs or symbols come to you at a later time.

You can also meditate as a way to draw strength from the owl totem. The beginning process of grounding and visualization is the same. But instead of guidance, you will be asking the owl for assistance such as courage or the ability to make wise decisions.

joi, noiembrie 03, 2011