Creating a sacred space is essential for your spiritual and physical well being. Just as the bed in our bedroom gives our bodies a place to relax, a sacred space will give our minds a place to relax and quiet down. When our minds our quiet, we are able to touch the heart of the Divine and gain valuable information.
Creating your sacred space is easy. It can be as simple or as lavish as you want. The most important thing about creating your sacred space is that you make it yours. It needs to be comfortable to you and specified to your needs.
Find A Quiet Place
Your sacred space should be away from the noise and distractions of everyday life. While it is possible to create a sacred space outside, it is preferable to create one indoors. This way, you have more control over the temperature and environmental factors, where as outside, you have very little control over the noise, wind and other elements which could be distracting. Continue reading
Regular meditation has a lot of benefits that can help the brain. It is able to calm a restless mind and could help spare people from the adverse effects of stress and anxiety. Meditation is a great way to find the inner peace and improves the ability of the brain to concentrate and focus. A great mind makes fewer mistakes and is able to make better decisions and judgments. This translates to better interpersonal relationships, better work productivity and even becoming at peace with the universe. If you are thinking about getting into meditation, here are some of the great reasons why you should start soon enough.
Meditation is great for stress
Most of the stress that people are suffering comes from the mind of someone who is thinking a lot which causes a lot of worries. When our expectations fall below the bar, then we feel much fear and become a lot more anxious about the uncertainties in life. Continue reading
By Mark Fischer (Own work, Krabi Peab Muang Mara Barge)
Somebody asked for a powerful protection spell that would help with giving strength, courage and resistance.
There are many spells that come to mind that would serve the purpose, however I suggested that she might try a simple Hanuman Mantra. So I thought that I would let you see it, maybe you could use it sometime or maybe you know someone who could try it.
This is a very simple mantra, do not worry too much or get bogged down with the pronunciation of the mantra. Like all spell work, it is about intent and about purpose. Maybe the ceremonial magicians out there will disagree with this, and yes there is a point to argue on the fact of exact repetition and consistency, however for it is not expected or required for this or any mantra for that matter. I will add an anecdote later that hopefully will illustrate this point. Continue reading
St David’s day is upon us and so our minds quite rightly are filled with images of leeks and daffodils and more importantly with Dragons.
The mystical and majestic image of a beautiful dragon, a greater site you could ever imagine. I am sure that all our dragons look different to each of us, even if they do share some similarities with each other. I am also sure that our dragons symbolise different things to each and every one of us.
Dragons can represent the primal forces in nature, the elements and the universe itself, they are known to see the bigger picture in things and to see danger long before it arrives. Dragons can be both creators and destroyers of life, and will breathe out fire, ice or poison depending on any particular myth. Continue reading
The first stage of meditation is to stop distractions and make our mind clearer and more lucid. This can be accomplished by practicing a simple breathing meditation. We choose a quiet place to meditate and sit in a comfortable position. We can sit in the traditional cross-legged posture or in any other position that is comfortable. If we wish, we can sit in a chair. The most important thing is to keep our back straight to prevent our mind from becoming sluggish or sleepy.
We sit with our eyes partially closed and turn our attention to our breathing. We breathe naturally, preferably through the nostrils, without attempting to control our breath, and we try to become aware of the sensation of the breath as it enters and leaves the nostrils. This sensation is our object of meditation. We should try to concentrate on it to the exclusion of everything else. Continue reading