What to Look for in a Path or Route When Starting Your Meditative Walking

Mindfulness is a life-style, not an activity. I always tell people they can do meditative walking anywhere: walking up and down the hall in your house, going to the end of the driveway to get the mail, walking into and around the grocery store, walking to lunch, walking on an indoor track or on a lovely trail in a wooded area. It makes no difference in our overall outcome. Walking meditation is a silent art form. Talking to our walking buddy or talking on the cell phone are off limits. I like to be in places that create a peaceful…

Directives for Walking Meditation

1.  Create an intention for the walk.  The various intentions I created for my walks are similar to these: ·   To feel content and at peace at the completion of the walk ·   To feel more deeply connected to myself and to my Creator ·   To experience a peaceful flow of energy during the walk ·   To embrace and honor nature and her healing qualities   ·   To softly increase my physical endurance 2.   Stand quietly in Wu Chi (emptiness) at the beginning of the walk.  We stand in this way until we feel grounded and connected to self and nature.  To do this, we stand with…

A Spirit of Healing

Circuits of Joy Published in the Dec/Jan 2010 issue of Sibyl On-Line Spiritual Journal for Women Circuit: A partial or continuous path over which a current flows. Winter holiday excitement is literally floating in the air and into our hearts. Radio stations are offering continuous play of holiday tunes and our homes are festively dressed for celebration. We want these joyous feelings to last forever. The virtue of joy is everlasting because our Creator gave us a life time gift that is instantly accessible. Embracing our gift would be easier if we all came packaged with a big red bow…

Mindfulness and Family Life

What does it look like to live in freedom, hope and unconditional love?  Unconditional love incorporates joy, forgiveness, compassion, inner peacefulness, acknowledgment, acceptance and positive change. With acceptance, we mindfully acknowledge our reality as it exists now. When living within freedom, hope and unconditional love, we hope to: • think positively and act in positive ways • honor the natural interdependence of family life • allow independence within family togetherness • live each day with a hopeful, joyous heart • develop a positive sense of self, including worthiness • experience a sense of belonging • make loving, appropriate, reality-based decisions…

Create YOUR OWN Success

We manifest our own destiny and we create our own success or failure, wealth or poverty.   All the tools that you and I will ever need to create our dreams of an enriching and healthy life exists within our mind-body-spirit system.  I encourage you to find your truth and to live your life within the knowledge of that truth.  I encourage you to live with gratitude and in a state of positive belief and trust – Trust in self and in a Higher, Wiser Presence that some call God.  Contentment is possible for all people regardless of life circumstances, past…