surrey guided meditation
guided meditation
surrey guided meditation
guided meditation surrey
 
     
 
  MEDITATION AND JOURNEYING
   

I have much experience in facilitating groups and holding space for Meditation, Journeying and Therapy Groups.

MEDITATION AND JOURNEYING GROUP IN FOREST GREEN

First Wednesday evening of the month

7.00pm - 9.00pm

£20 per evening to include refreshment and healthy snack.

The evenings consist of the following: sitting in sacred circle, drumming and rattling to call in healing Spirits and Allies, then you will take a Shamanic Journey with a healing intention, closing circle and refreshment.

Please call or email for details.

BENEFITS:

~          Relieves stress
~          Helps with insomnia
~          Sleep better
~          Calms the mind
~          Relaxes the whole body
~          Balances the hormones
~          Balances the emotions
~          Brings you peace and harmony
~          Healing

~          Feel whole in mind, body & spirit

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TECHNIQUES:
USING THE SENSES AS THE POINT OF FOCUS:

Breath in, pause, breath out, pause. Softly focus on a spot on the floor. Close the eyes.  Focus on one sense at a time - hearing, smell, seeing, taste, touch. Firstly focus on the ears, listen. Focus on the nose, the sense of smell will grow stronger. Focus on the eyes, see. Focus on the mouth - taste. Focus on your skin, feel.  Gently open your eyes.

USING THE BREATH AS THE POINT OF FOCUS:
Use the Breath as your object of focus. 
Focus on extending the exhale. 
Inhale, natural pause, exhale to the full extent of your breath, pause.
Use the full length of your breath, the full capacity of your lungs, do not rush.

USING THE CHAKRAS AS THE POINT OF FOCUS:

Take your focus within and concentrate on each of the seven main energy centres - the Chakras.  See how it feels.

 

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The seven energy centres known as Chakras
Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel of energy. When the Chakra is healthy and balanced the energy will spin round, when there is disturbances to the physical body, emotions or mind, the centre becomes blocked. These blockages occur as you go through life with traumas whether they be physical, emotional and mental - how you perceive.
Around your body is your energy field, your aura. Your chakras are linked to this energy field with vibrations. All around you is energy, spirit, light. As you peel off your layers of blocked emotions and negative thoughts, your energy field expands and becomes clear of these blockages; your light gets brighter. Your chakras will shine like beautiful jewels. Some can see these energy colours.
The individual self becomes whole. Your lower chakras link to the earth energies and your upper chakras (from the heart upwards) link to spirit energies. Your sense of seeing, taste, hearing, touching and smelling develops. In time these senses will be used not only on the earth plane but when you are linked in to the spirit plane
There are also several chakras below us and several above our Crown. The seven Chakras within are related to our development age in life, to parts of the body and the endocrine system.

Base Chakra - Mooladhara
The base chakra is usually seen as an earthy red/brown colour and is known as the Mooladhara. This word means ‘root‘. It is situated at the very base of the body. The developmental age for this centre is from birth to around 3-4 years of age. This means that your base chakra will be effected by how your birth into this life was, the energy in your family - was this a loving environment or quite the opposite? These are the first few years of your life from birth to a toddler.
This centre is very much your grounding energy - how you connect in life to the material world, money, work, and more naturally to nature itself.  Are you a grounded person or are you someone who likes to flit around, not noticing nature, with your head in the clouds?
This is the sexual area of the body, so this centre will be effected by your attitude to the self and your own respect, as well as your attitude to others and your sexual behaviour.

The Sacral Chakra - Svadhistana
The sacral chakra is usually seen as an orange energy and is known as Svadhistana. It is situated below the navel. The developmental age for this centre is from around 4 to around 8-9 which is a significant time in life as your first day at school will be experienced, time to have some independence from parents. These years are spent playing and learning early social skills.
The Sacral Chakra is also linked to grounding energies. We store deep emotions in this centre and often hold on to unnecessary past issues. The sexual organs are linked to this centre and it is said that once this centre is cleansed that creative energy will emerge.
The lower digestive tract is linked to this centre and often those who have deep emotional wounds will suffer with small intestine problems and bowel issues.

The Solar Plexus Chakra - Manipura

The solar plexus chakra is usually seen as a bright yellow and is known as Manipura.  It is situated around the stomach area. The developmental age for this centre is from around 8-9 to the teenage years around 13. An age when most leave junior school behind and move into senior school - for some who have confidence an exciting time but for those who lack self-esteem and confidence a very fearful time.
Solar meaning Sun, this centre is often called the centre of fire. Too much of this energy will result in over confidence, inflated ego, high opinions of the self but too little will result in low self-esteem, lack of confidence, low self-opinion so a good balance is needed.
Physically this centre is linked to the digestive system. Often those who are overly anxious or suffer from stress will suffer from digestive problems. If stress is under control then the digestive system can be healthy.

The Heart Chakra - Anahata
The heart chakra is usually seen as a beautiful green or pink energy and is known as Anahata.  It is situated around the heart area. The developmental age for this centre is from around 13 years of age to around 18 years of age, the years of falling in love and falling out of love which very much affects the heart energy.
Negative emotions will block this centre and for those who have worked on their emotional wounds and have connected with The Great Divine, will experience the bliss of pure divine love.
The Heart Chakra is seen as the meeting energies - the three grounding energies of Base, Sacral and Solar Plexus and the three spiritual energies of the Throat, Brow and Crown. To experience pure divine love, you have to learn how to give love as well as accept love and also love the self.
Clairsentience is where your senses of feeling are heightened and you can feel spirit around you as well as within you.

The Throat Chakra - Visuddha
The throat chakra is usually seen as a blue energy. It is known as Visuddha.  It is situated around the throat area. The developmental age for this centre is from around 18 years of age to around 21 years of age.
This is the centre of communication - how we express ourselves, how we listen. Blocked communication will result in blockages in the throat centre which physically come in the form of throat problems, thyroid issues and neck problems.
This is one of the upper spiritual centres and when communication skills of listening and speaking are heightened then clairaudience will be a gift bestowed upon you. Clairaudience is the gift of being able to hear spirit for you to communicate messages of support and guidance to help others.

The Brow Chakra - Ajna
The brow chakra is usually seen as indigo or purple energy and is known as Ajna. It is situated above the nose around the brow area. The developmental age for this centre is from around 21 years of age upwards with no limit. This is the centre of clairvoyance, the art of seeing, with the eyes closed even. Some can see spirit and can convey messages from lost loved ones to those in need of guidance and support. Evidence can be given of the spirit world.
This centre being in the head is linked to the mind - our friend and our enemy. Often if someone suffers from headaches it is usually because of mental stress - an overactive mind and lack of positive perception. This is where meditation would be really useful - to calm this energy down, to bring peace to the mind.

The Crown Chakra - Sahasrara
The crown chakra is usually seen as white or violet or gold energy and is known as Sahasrara - the thousand petalled lotus flower. It is situated on the top of the head. There is no developmental age for this Chakra, all ages of life effect this centre.
The Crown is the centre where Spirit can link and if this centre is blocked then links will be weak and maybe the person could be too grounded. If this centre is too open and the grounding centres are blocked then this person would not do well in the material world of work, responsibilities, because they are likely to have their head in the clouds and like the pink and fluffy world that is up there.
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FOCUSING ON ONE CHAKRA:
Try concentrating on one centre at a time, ie: the heart. 
Take you focus to the area of your heart. Visualise a beautiful pink lotus flower with the petals open. Feel the love all around you. Allow this love into your heart with every inhale. Exhale any negative emotions you may be holding on to. Repeat, over and over.
Gently open the eyes.
We often give love out to others and omit receiving love ourselves.

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FOCUSING ON AN OBJECT:
Here use an iconic statue such as a statue of Buddha for your object of focus. It could also be a picture of your Master, a Divine being such as Sri Swami Sivananda, Paramahansa Yogananda, ie: an enlightened Sage who is free from desires and attachments and at peace.

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USING VISUALIZATIONS IN MEDITATION:
Take your mind to a sacred place such as the following:
~          On top of a mountain
~          Walking through a meadow, seeing beautiful flowers, wildlife
~          In a forest, seeing trees, plants
~          On a beach, looking at the ocean
~          In a garden, seeing your favourite flowers
 


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GUIDED VISUALIZATION:
Visualize yourself walking along a sandy beach. Feel the sand coming up between your toes.  The sun is shining down upon you. Stop and lie down on the sand. Feel the energy of the sun - Fire.  How does it feel?
You get up from the sand and look at the ocean. It is still, like a pond. Step into the water and feel the coolness over your feet. The water is crystal clear. How do you feel connecting to the element of water?
You go back on to the beach and turn around and ahead of you is a path. Go to the path and walk slowly up. The path takes you up a hill and ahead of you is a gate. Go through the gate and enter a landscape of beautiful lush green countryside. There are trees, wild flowers and wild animals. Feel the connection to Mother Earth with every step you take. How does it feel to be connected to the element of earth?
You feel a cool breeze and look up and see the trees swaying. You are alone in this beautiful landscape. You breathe in the fresh air filling your lungs, taking long slow deep breaths. Feel the connection of the element of air.  How does it feel?
You look up to the sky. It is a beautiful pale blue. Breathe in this vast open space. Feel yourself being taken up to the clouds. Feel ether. How does it feel?
Slowly bring yourself back to the present,
Ground yourself to finish.
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USING MANTRAS TO FOCUS ON IN MEDITATION:
Chant the sacred sound of ‘Om’.

Take an inhale, using full length of your breath, on the exhale chant ‘Om’.  Repeat over and over.

 

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