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CALBRY
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1/13/10 4:30 P

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You can also download simple audio programs that will burn to mp3 format so that you can load your own meditations onto your ipod - if you're really into it you can even thread background music through guided meditations as well.

Non-traditional meditation is great - consider your daily walk as a form of meditation, letting your mind float free as you walk.


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1/8/10 8:50 A

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Using a tape and headset might help you focus and guide you. When my kids still lived at home I would use one of those sound CDs (i.e.; rainstorm, ocean sounds) that help mask the noise around you. The best on your journey.



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I am new to Wicca,an appretice if you will... I am trying to learn mediation. I love all the suggestions. I was considering using a taped recording to walk me through it. My biggest problem is being void of distractions. Living in a small apt. in NYC w/ hubby, 2 teens & 5 cats, bet. the cats & street noise it almost seems impossible.
Any advice??

~ Diane
Brooklyn, NY

~ I'm too Blessed to be Stressed!

~Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.


~Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried!! ;)




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CELTIC_WITCH
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1/5/10 3:20 P

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For me meditation is one of those things that ‘takes as long as it takes’. When I first started I used guided meditations. I would read them into a recorder and then play them back for myself. I like Delores Ashcroft-Nowicki’s Pathworking books for that, she is very good at walking you into the meditation & then back out. Her’s are long though about 30 to 45 minutes each.

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Treasury of Gifts unending,
Open now my closed heart’s door
Waken spirit deep within me
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WITCH4NATURE
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1/4/10 8:44 P

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Active meditation is a good way to start. I like to meditate when doing dishes or sweeping or moping. Just let your mind focus on the task at hand.

tat tvam asi


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JEWITCH
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I think that meditation should last as long as you need. I find there are days that I only good for a few minutes at a time and other days I am able to meditated for 40 minutes or so. If you are having difficult time why don't you start off and just do a few minutes someplace you like (i.e.; the shower, a bath, a quiet moment outside, or even a moment sitting at your desk without any distraction.) Just find a place that you can have time to yourself. Length of time will come with time and practice.



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ZAIVALA
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For most types of (Hindu or Yoga) meditation, 20 minutes is thought to be the minimum. And yeah, I have trouble with that, too.

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Hi All!

OK - dumb question of the day! How long do you mediate and how do you know when to stop. I've been trying to mediate every night for about 10 minutes, but I find myself glancing over at the clock thinking "Oh it must be 10 minutes by now!" when I'm like 3 minutes into it.

I've tried setting a timer, but then I get so involved the ringer startles me and I snap out too fast. Did anyone else have probs when they first started meditating or am I just a dingbat. It's ok - you can be honest.emoticon

Pain is Temporary - Victory is Forever.


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1/4/10 12:44 P

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Sorry guys I disappeared from SparkPeople for a little bit. I do this a lot, though I probably shouldn't.

I've found a couple books to use as devotionals, plus I read the Bible I got for the holiday whenever I can get off my ass to do it. (I AM a religious studies major, after all...) The books are The Grandmother of Time by Zsuzsanna E. Budapest and One Witch's Way by Bronwynn Forrest Torgerson. I also read another pagan book if I'm not too tired.

tat tvam asi


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JEWITCH
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12/29/09 3:37 P

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A book that I have used for a few years now and love for daily meditations is the "The Goddess Companion - Daily Meditations on the Feminine Spirit" by Patricia Monaghan. Sorry about that Moss.



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12/27/09 10:28 P

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I’ve done daily meditations for years now. I find it easiest if I use a book as a jumping off place. I’m currently using “Celtic Devotional” by Caitlin Matthews.

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KYRRDIS
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12/22/09 1:23 P

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I generally send a silent prayer up while walking to work or some other time when I am alone. I tend to be a little conversational, but I always ask for their blessing and protection.



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I don't mind sharing -- in email.

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Would you mind sharing what those mean?

Have a beautiful day!


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ZAIVALA
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12/21/09 7:24 P

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Well, being a Discordian Hindu, I tend to do each chant 5 times... if I were really into spending a lot of time, you're expected to do them 108 times, but this allows me to get on with my day while honoring the gods.

Morning:
Om gam Ganapatayei Namaha (x5)
Om Ardhanarisvara svarupaya Namaha (x5)
Om Gurur sakshad Parambrahma tasmai Sri Grurama Namaha (x5)

Evening:
Om Namaha Sivaya (x5)
Om gam Ganapatayei Namaha (x5)
Om Gurur sakshad Parambrahma tasmai Sri Grurama Namaha (x5)

For discussion, please write me at zaivalananda@gmail.com

Hugs,
Moss

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WITCH4NATURE
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12/21/09 4:34 P

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ZAIVALA, I would love to hear about your Hindu devotions. I just got done taking a class on Hinduism and I think it's really interesting.

And I pray, too, I was just wondering if anyone did anything "special" everyday.

tat tvam asi


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ZAIVALA
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Most forms of prayer fall under meditation and vice versa. What you call it -- meditation, spellwork, prayer, devotion -- is what you are comfortable calling it.

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KYRRDIS
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Believe it or not, I pray.



JEWITCH
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My daily devotions are made in the form of meditations.



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ZAIVALA
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My daily devotions are aimed at my Hindu connections... don't do anything daily (other than live the best I can) for pagan deities...

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We have all heard about Christians doing their daily devotions, so I was wondering if you guys did it, too. I'm trying to get some ideas for my own, so if you have any suggestions, please say so!

Blessed Be

tat tvam asi


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