Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Meditation is not about following a guru, sitting cross legged in the lotus position, chanting or any other exercise, it is all about breathing and stillness, with open eyes, which means you are able to do it anywhere at anytime......
Learning to control your thoughts, becoming aware of how much time you think, especially about negative situations or the past and future is the key. The more time you spend each day wasting your energy on things that have already been or those that have not yet come takes you away from the present moment, which is Now, and Now is all that matters. Once you have begun to edit your thoughts you are becoming still and are now able to listen to your breathing, feeling the life force of the Universe surging through your body, with time you will also be able to locate any energy blocks, thus alerting yourself to negativity that requires releasing.
Walking meditation is a simple way to begin to shift the balance within your life.
All of us have time for a thirty minute walk each day, it is only our laziness that stops us, we are too tired, have to much to do, have to cook dinner, watch the news, on the list goes of excuse after excuse for being unhealthy and plagued with anxiety, even depression, (and there is no such thing as bad weather, clothing is the answer to that wonderful excuse.)
By making a commitment to a free and easy way to embark on the road to major life changes lies with the soles of your feet and your dedication to love and honour your glorious body, to realise that it is all up to you, no one else can change or fix you, make you better, only you can do this.It may seem like a monumental step, to commit to thirty minutes of physical activity a day, but are you not worth that pledge? To begin with all you have to do is get out of the door, even if it only walking around your block, it is the first step that is always the hardest to take, after a week you will be seeing and feeling the difference, which is when you can begin to walk in awareness of your breathing, walking along with a completely clear mind, focused and present in the Now. You will soon begin to shift your awareness to the feelings of being, just being, connected to all that you pass, the lapping waves as they break along the shore, the rustle of the leaves as the wind caresses them, the chirping of the birds, children playing, even traffic noise will merge with you, you are still, peaceful and present, at one with all that surrounds you. You are walking in meditation. Stillness is the greatest healer, no medicine or therapy can alleviate negative illness or energy like retreating into your self, what stops us is our dependence upon drama and pain, many are addicted to being unwell, it gives them power and attention, some have known it all their lives and the thought of being well terrifies them. Taking control of you for you is liberating, nourishing and free, and it all starts with that single step outside the front door...................
Posted by Gemel at 5:06 am
Monday, March 30, 2009
After a night of constant interruptions from Madame B I am feeling rather exhausted.
She has perked up again and insisted on two midnight feasts which is a wonderful sign that she is feeling better, me on the other hand feel like this kangaroo, listless and tired after getting up twice in the night.
Would I have it any other way?
Not in a thousand years, Blossom's deserves all the pampering I can give her, even if that means missing out on sleep..............
Posted by Gemel at 5:27 am
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Blossom has been feeling under the weather the last two days, with her being so old and frail I know that each day I have her is a wonderful gift.
Sleeping soundly on my bed I snuggled close to her just watching, gently stroking her, tears welling in my eyes with the love I feel for her, telling her how much I adore her..............
Posted by Gemel at 4:45 pm
Friday, March 27, 2009
Wandering along with the warm sunshine engulfing me, allowing the world to pass by, not a care in the world, only contentment, stillness, peace......
Posted by Gemel at 5:13 am
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Perhaps I am destined to never know who my birth parents are, after finally feeling that it was the right time to search for them the government department that holds all of the adoption papers has lost my hospital records and other relevant information from my file. How??
God only knows!
To add to the frustration, the hospital where I was born is no longer there, and the only place that had copies of the records was, yes you got it, the department that I am dealing with!!!!
Oh for joy!
So, where does that leave me now????? Good question, seeing all I have is my mothers name, (which may or may not be her real name,) I haven't even got a place of birth, seems she really did not want to leave a trail.
Maybe I am never meant to know....................
Posted by Gemel at 1:30 pm
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Every step that I take is luring me closer to the core of my self, illuminating the essence of my true self. Deeper I plunge into the depths of the silence within me, quiet and still, sitting with the noiseless serenity that resides within me.
The more I sit in the quiet solitude of my self the more I long to stay here, hushed by the resonance that vibrates through me, connecting me to the heart of the Universe, to the pounding love of our Creator.
Seeing me, feeling me, rising above the dramas that surround the human life that I lead, knowing that the way home is found within, always within.
To seek on the outside takes you nowhere, except in circles, ceaselessly searching for a person or a course to provide you with the answers or solution that you require, which of course will never come.
To conquer any challenges that we wish to transcend can only be done on the inside, by you alone, facing the parts of your-self that you push onto others, to afraid to look at the parts inside you that must be acknowledged before you can proceed any further.
Seeing your true self is enlightening, invigorating, freeing. Working with your self, for your self is the only way to inner harmony, peace and love, and once you begin to sit and to listen to the silence, to know that the constant chattering in your head is worthless, to know that the stillness holds your answers, the stillness caresses your soul, freeing you from the illusions of the outside world, of the petty dramas and power struggles that the humans have become addicted to.
If we all took the time to sit and to be still, to return to the realms of inner love we would see a monumental breakthrough in the quest for world and personal peace..............
Posted by Gemel at 6:04 am
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Like a single leaf floating along towards a thundering waterfall not knowing where it's journey will take it, so too are the chapters of my life story. The more I amble through my days remaining connected to the Now moments that are forever present, the more trusting I am with the knowledge that all is as it should be, all is as was intended. The ups and downs of life are our teachers, prompting us to break free of the old patterns that haunt us if we remain asleep, by focusing on my Now moments I have found a renewed vigour and a quest to fulfil my destiny, to awaken to the power within me, to transcend and recreate my waking dream.
Posted by Gemel at 1:10 pm
Seeking the solitude that I found in the sanctuary of a Hindu temple I retreat within myself, my singing bowl takes me back to the harmonious tranquility that was absorbed within me as I walked silently along the still mountain lake, feeling a oneness with the glory that engulfed me.
Allowing the tones of the vibrations to enter me, taking me back, deeper and deeper.......
Posted by Gemel at 6:26 am
Monday, March 23, 2009
Driving along watching the silvery ocean pass by, entrancing me with its placid charm.......
Spellbound by the magnetic beauty..................
Posted by Gemel at 5:17 am
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Whether it's the weather changing bringing in the cooling autumn air or just a period of homesickness coming on, this morning I awoke wishing more than ever to walking around the English countryside surrounded by her benign beauty.........
Tranquil lakes and quiet ponds, of tall grasses rustling in the wind, ducks floating serenely on the water, silently enjoying their day..........
Delicate flowers adding a splash of colour to the vibrant greenness that is England......
When your soul belongs to a place there is nothing you can do to prevent it's hold, it simply is. To many people my longing for this charming country is not understood, for they would long to experience life where I am now, the sun, sand and surf. Long hot summers and winter months that are not icy cold.................
I appreciate being able to live in two different countries, to see life in new and different ways, however, I still cannot settle even after all this time, it is not the people that I miss, those who are connected deeply within my heart travel with me regardless of where I am, it is the calling an ancient land, singing to my soul, urging me to return, to be once more in the place that awoke my spirit to the glory of who I really am. It is a sense of oneness, of being truly home, and that is what has called me this morning, bring with it a sense of sadness, silent tears for a land so far away................
Posted by Gemel at 7:17 am
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Lingering by her favourite household appliance (next to the fire that is,) Blossom waiting for the staff to serve her breakfast.............
Bless her grumpy little heart.
All was forgiven though, I took her back, opened up yet another packet of food, which incidentally she gobbled down with gusto........
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Taking time at the end of the day to be still, to watch, listen and feel the world around me.
In the motion of the water, the spray in the wind, the gliding seagulls, the setting of the sun.
To Be is the greatest treasure that I have, to be silent attuning to the rhythm of the Universe as it pulsates its radiant warmth continuously within me.
To know that what I see on the outside is but a fraction of what I truly am, of what life truly is.
The more I walk my life, the more I seek the refuge of silence and stillness, to retreat from the babbling of others and the noises of the mechanical world, surrounding myself with the glory of nature.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I am a hole in the flute that the Christ's breath moves through. Listen to this music. Fourteenth-century Persian poet and Sufi master, Hatiz We are all aspects of this melody, floating our way along in life, however, millions of us have never heard the glory of our own personal tune because we are far too busy doing rather than Being.
Posted by Gemel at 5:33 am
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Today I spent some time strolling around the annual sculptures by the sea exhibition at Cottlesloe.......
Captivating my imagination these works of art were enhanced by their natural surroundings....
From realistic and unique..............................
Posted by Gemel at 4:02 pm
Being a magpie in a former life means..................
Posted by Gemel at 10:58 am