Posts Tagged ‘Meditation’
Most of you write to tell me that my stories help you make sense of your own experiences. Well, settle in because I have a wonderful story to share.
This week, I put my headphones on to get ready to meditate. I began focusing on my breath, and before long, I had a nice little bliss feeling moving through my body.
As I watched the colors in my mind (I focus on whatever colors or images ‘pop’ in while I have my eyes closed), I saw a bee hive appear in my inner field of vision. It looked somewhat black and white with a toffee-colored hue for the ‘hive.’ I saw bees buzzing all around it, and as I watched to see what would happen, I saw a bee look over at me and then it flew over and right up my nose!
As if that wasn’t surprising enough, all of a sudden, the entire bee colony swarmed out of the hive and flew up my nose! What? I’ve had so many amazing experiences with animals in my meditations…including being clawed at by a tiger, so a bee swarm didn’t even scare me! I did wonder what they were up to!
I could feel a buzzing feeling up in my sinus cavity and I wondered what on Earth had happened to my meditation bliss I had just been enjoying. Suddenly, just as quickly as they arrived, bees came streaming out of my nose and along with them, a foggy energy that looked like smoke. They then formed an arrow and pointed in a direction and I followed them in my meditation.
They took me into the hive and showed me the Queen Bee, and explained that the Queen is the ‘birther’ of many others, but she doesn’t go out. Instead, she lays eggs and births many other worker bees, so to speak. The more I looked around, the more I noticed that the honeycombs reminded me of storage bins, and the honey looked like golden cargo.
The bees continued along with their message…each person in the hive is unique and important – no two are identical or the same. The Queen could not do what she does without the many workers who guard and protect her, and neither could the workers do what they do without the many supportive bees inside the colony.
I walked away feeling that something huge had just happened, and the message has stayed with me all week. I feel I know some of it, and most of it will be understood at a soul level – a place beyond words.
The next day, I remembered that the third-eye chakra ‘sounds’ resonates with a buzzing of insects…like little wings flapping. You just never know what will come in a meditation, but you can bet and trust that the right messenger for you will find you!
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- bee flew inside my nose
Hey everyone, I know I have been waxing on for a week now about John Selby’s Expand This Moment process, but it is really, really good! I always want to share tools that will be amazing and easy for you!
John is coming back in June to talk about business and building a culture of awareness in business, and he sent me another one of his books, Executive Genius, to read. Imagine my surprise when I opened the box and there were several copies of Expand This Moment! Yeah! I’m so excited to offer this giveaway.
To be INCLUDED in the drawing, please SIGN UP for my list (if you aren’t already on there), and I will pull from the list NEXT Friday (May 27). The drawing is open to everyone and I will do several giveaways (meaning more than one winner), so tell anyone you know who might want a chance to win, too!
I’ll contact the winners to get addresses so I know where to send the book!
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Last night on my show, John Selby, the author of more than 20 books, shared with us his new breakthrough process in meditation – Expand this Moment. As you all know, I am all about anything that is practical, intentional and adds to a person’s purpose. This process is all three!
I have many reasons for being excited about this work, but the primary one is that it is essential. What do I mean by that? Well, I mean that it works with that which is essential within us, so there’s no ‘getting there’ or ‘adding to’ or ‘figuring it out.’ John starts with the breath and adds pretty much everything you need to ‘focus on’ for a well-rounded, abundant life. With practice, you could do all 12 of the focus phrases in less than 5 minutes!
Most of us, probably including John, have taken the longer route. I know when I first started my meditation practice, I meditated for 2 HOURS per day. Most people tell me they don’t even have 10 minutes to meditate. So, John has figured out a way to capture what is essential ONLY, and then has brought it to you in a way that allows you to only access what you need to get optimal benefit.
The process is in the podcast and the videos on John’s site; however, I believe the book is worth buying because of all of the ‘gems’ John includes in it – stories, simple phrases to remind us of an important aspect, what to do when things aren’t working well on the way to things working well, etc. Though his background as a psychologist is not at the forefront of this book, his caring and gentle nature shines through on each page.
For those of you who have every wondered while meditating…am I doing it right? This very well may be the technique that answers that question definitively!
Last week on Queen of Dreams Radio, Michaiel Bovenes shared a beautiful gift with listeners. For those of you who may not listen to the show, I wanted to let you know about this gift so if you or someone you know struggling with finding some ‘hope’ in this chaos in the world. This gift is a meditation that will help you access a light at the end of the tunnel – your light!
Michaiel is the founder of Soul-utions.com and has many wonderful, heart-full meditations that uplift and connect you to love. I have invited him back many times because of the feedback I receive from listeners. This free downloadable MP3 can be found at http://www.soul-utions.com/Hope.php. Enjoy!
Oh, and speaking of Queen of Dreams Radio, today we are live at 1 pm PST/4 pm EST with Julie Loar as our guest host. She is the author of Goddesses for Every Day. This book is one of my newest faves…so full of wonderful goddess energy!
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I have so many photos, I had to cut these in half! So, I’m going to put these in BEFORE the last post, so if it looks odd. That’s why. Since I’m lucky enough to work from home, I create in many places. I have a workshop in the garage where I paint in the mornings and sometimes at night.
I wanted the energy of glass around me so I got this entertainment center (on the right) on Craig’s List for just $75. Mark cringed and started calling me Tubbs (as in Miami Vice – Crockett and Tubbs). He wouldn’t load it into the Tahoe until I PROMISED him it would NEVER come into the house. Is that not hysterical??? It was made in France and I love it because I can put all of my crafty supplies in it and then shut the doors!
I have a big dining room table I use for art projects, and it’s nice to be able to watch Chance and Rico (sometimes Mark) from here when I’m painting or whipping up some project. That string hanging down is what I clip projects to so they can dry.
I love that I can just leave my things out to dry. This is my latest creation… a canvas with 12 owls on it. Can you see the Uncle Sam and Miss Liberty in the back? My mom made those YEARS ago. That’s what I see when I am standing at my kitchen window. I quit putting them out front for others to see and put them in the back so I could see them. I have a wreath in the front for everyone else.
I leave my easel up and paint whatever comes to me. That’s Chance’s tiki bar that his grandpa built for him to the right. Mark, Chance and Ashley (our niece) are playing basketball as I take photos.
Flea market finds from a couple of weeks ago – trip to Canton with Mark and mom.
I got all of this, including the things above and a bunch of bottles for $2.50! Amazingly sweet deals!
I boxed up all of my books recently…I just had to have my art supplies INSIDE and all the INFORMATION had to be filed. These show my interests… I love autobiographies, psychology, spirituality, writing and inspiration. All of my art books are inside now. I’m in an extremely creative time in my life – more than ever.
I like to put things away so I can find them easily. I haven’t always been this organized. I often wonder how people with a Zillion stamps stay organized… I see great examples in WWC…my left drawer of my desk is FULL of stamps and stamp pads. I am wondering how I will keep things from going out of control!
Last fall, I felt I HAD to have a creative space where I could just leave everything out. This is the result. I enjoy being here and I just got a record player-iPod player so I can play cool music (I have a CD player now, but it only plays one CD and it’s on top of the entertainment center so it’s hard to reach, well, you get the drift!)
Here’s my THIRD creative space…I love to meditate in the garden. These are pics before I cleaned for the season…
Backyard nirvana… my secret garden. Sometimes I take naps out here in the summer. We face east/west so in the early afternoon, it’s quite nice out here even in Texas. I love wind chimes…tons of them everywhere!
My garden angel, Clementine, another one of mom’s creations… see the roses behind her? There’s about 12 other bushes that run along the fence by our pool…they bloom the entire spring, summer and fall. How inspiring!
I have angels everywhere…love the vintage candle holder. I keep saying I’m going to refinish it, but I love the rusty look. This is before the season and before flowers… but still so peaceful.
This is by my computer… I couldn’t agree more.
I hope you enjoyed touring my creative space. I’m very grateful to have many creative spaces to spend time in! I can’t wait to see everyone else’s creative spaces, too!