One of the most joyful parts of learning something new is being able to share it. The following meditations are pieces of my personal, on-going work that I have recorded to guide you into meditation and through some of the stages of healing. I am looking forward to creating more polished recordings in the near future and to accompanying them with my own musical compositions. Stay tuned to hear more!
This beginning meditation is especially designed for those who don’t like sitting still, have a hard time quieting their minds, or are new to meditation. Instead of asking you to focus, it guides you through embodied and nurturing imagery. Use it to jumpstart your own meditation practice, and then to start meditating on your own!
This meditation is for supporting the healing of unrequited love, those instances where the heart is painfully attached. We cannot bring ourselves to truly “let go” until we have the resources to “fill up” and flow. Instead of cutting off painful attachments, this meditation helps to redirect them with the guidance and nourishment of unconditional love.
This meditation is for healing our country. When we connect with each other in meditation, we amplify our effects, like in a wave. We can do this synchronously, by meditating together, at the same place and time, or asynchronously, simply by acknowledging each other’s hearts while in meditation. While meditation isn’t a magical cure-all, there lies much more power than we realize in setting the intentions of our hearts and minds – from the way this impacts our daily interactions, to its compounding effects that can bring collective change.
This is a longer meditation for healing difficult times. You may want to listen to it while exercising, making a meal, or falling asleep at night. We live in a time when it fills us with despair to acknowledge the realities of the ecological destruction, social injustice, and political turmoil that surround us. And when we fill with despair, our natural response is to shut down. But, as Joanna Macy so powerfully reminds us, by shutting out the pain, we miss the energies of healing and understanding that lie within it. What can fill us up with hope instead is acknowledging how many people besides us do care and do want our world to heal. This meditation helps us to work through our pain and to find our collective strength.