Meditation Life

Thoughts on Mindfulness Pt. 1

Thoughts on Mindfulness Pt. 1

Waking Mindfully: What is your routine when you wake up? Hit the alarm clock and jump out of bed? Snooze button for half an hour? Waking is an important part of the day—you wouldn’t have much of a day without it! Honor this time with a refreshing mindfulness practice that feels right for you. For example, upon waking you might take several minutes to just notice your breath coming into the day. Take a few slow and deep breaths and notice your senses starting to engage. Your sense of smell, your eyes adjusting to the morning light, the sensation of your body against...

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Thoughts on Mindfulness Pt. 2

Thoughts on Mindfulness Pt. 2

Work Meditation: Are you someone who takes power naps on your work break? Does that allow you any time to quickly cram in a lunch? Instead of a nap, how about practicing a short but restful mindfulness meditation? A paradox of mindfulness meditation is that it can be both restful and energizing at the same time. When it’s break time, take 5 minutes to quiet your mind. This is now your time and you deserve to savor it. If you need to set some boundaries with co-workers and kindly tell them to scram, then I urge you to practice that too! Close...

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Why Meditation?

Why Meditation?

Because mindfulness is normal; it is not something special, limited to Buddhists, mystics, academics or psychologists. This is a simple process that any human being can undertake. Meditation is the practice of activating that mindfulness and focusing on cultivating that ability without actually trying. Not always an easy thing to do, particularly if you have never experienced anything like this before or if you are going through intense pain or strong emotions. But the techniques required to cultivate greater mindfulness are incredibly simple and are available to any human being free of charge. As time progresses, mindfulness becomes easier and easier to...

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Tumbled vs. Raw Stones
What’s The Difference?

Tumbled vs. Raw Stones
What’s The Difference?

Is there really a difference between raw and tumbled stones? Is one truly better than the other? Can a crystal lose its energy, power, or effectiveness in the tumbling process? Should you only use one form? Both Tumbled and Raw stones are effective healers and protectors. They each offer different energies however they are both positive & effective. Tumbled crystals have been processed by hand or machine & Raw crystals have not. Of course, any time a person or machine has contact with a crystal it will alter the crystal’s energy. If you really think about it, as soon as a raw crystal is dug...

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Smudging, Cleansing, and Charging

Smudging, Cleansing, and Charging

Crystals should always be cleansed after purchasing, wearing, or using for any crystal healing. Cleansing will remove any other’s energy who may have handled the stone, allowing only your energy and the crystal’s energy to remain. A Short History of Smudging & Cleansing: Smudging is a Native American tradition of burning of sacred herbs to produce smoke used to cleanse and purify. Smudging is a ritual cleansing of the mind, body, and spirit. The smudge was and still is believed to disperse impurities, and lift away all negative thoughts and energies. Smudging is traditionally a ceremony for purifying or cleansing...

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