By Kim Hutchinson and Steve Clayton Meditation is a stress reliever and can come in many forms. Reading, writing, playing or listening to music, yoga, or one of the many types of hobbies that take you beyond yourself, are all types of meditation. Meditation is a very personal thing. There is no right or wrong. There are meditations that work better for one, or even a group of people, but they do not work for everyone. When it comes to meditation of any type trust what feels right in your heart. The more you follow your heart, the more you will find your life becoming a pleasurable experience. Learning to trust your heart leads you into the much bigger and all encompassing party of life where we can all celebrate…
By Steve Clayton Unseasonably warm temperatures and sunny skies have help to boost the mood here. But there’s something else at play, and is Mother Earth herself. She is in a ‘heavenly’ mood and her energy is feeling very fifth dimensional. Heavenly Days I started my day by hanging clothes outside to dry in the sun. As I was pinning clothes to the line, I heard the following lyrics from Led Zeppelin’s epic song, ‘Stairway to Heaven’: And a new day will dawn For those who stand long And the forests will echo with laughter These words kept repeating in my head until I was singing and dancing along to them. (I am sure I gave the neighbours a chuckle.) As much as I love that song, I was curious…
By Steve Clayton This morning Mother Nature was testing my resolve to be one with everything. As is my regular practice, I sat under a tree in our backyard and closed my eyes. I then began to meditate with the tree. I felt an ant crawl up my neck and into my beard, something landed on the rim of my right nostril another just above my left eyelid and something else on my left cheek and they were all moving and exploring. I have to admit it was off-putting at first but I started to adjust until I moved my right arm and accidentally squashed a mosquito. Everything on me froze. I apologized to its spirit, wished it well on it homeward journey and filled myself with love which I…
By Steve Clayton We, as a culture, have become obsessed with the notion that we should always be doing something, or else we are wasting precious time. Ironically, the last fifty years have introduced us to an incredible array of gadgets that really are a marvel but which allow us to waste time at an incredible rate. Even when we become dissatisfied with the latest gadgets we often buy others in our quest to fill the gap. This idea of constantly ‘doing’ is so ingrained in us, that people who have spontaneously awoken to the conundrum of always ‘doing' and begun to walk a more spiritual path may ask, “What can I be doing to help speed up the process of enlightenment?” This answer is: Wei Wu Wei. Simply put,…
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