I’m happy to report that I sat for 20 minutes of meditation every morning.
“Sat” being the operative word. I can report that my butt sat on my Japanese buckwheat pillow. As for my mind…well, that’s another story. It helped that I was half-awake!
I’m glad I did this practice, though I doubt I’ll stick to it every day. Hopefully, I can because there is a sacredness to early mornings before the world starts bustling. I did have a moment of weakness one day and stumbled into my office, grabbing for my Ipad. I had to remind myself that meditation comes first, then everything else.
What’s helpful about sitting is not only the ease I grant myself but that the quiet doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. I can fritter away the day online, with friends, writing, projects — and then watch movies at night. I spend plenty of time in my quiet office thinking — but that’s not the same as meditation.
Meditating in the morning also helps set the tone to my day. It doesn’t mean I have a peaceful glow wafting around me. I’m still the same Raven with my irritations, grudges and questions. But I’m also Raven who has more patience, inspiration and love. My yoga practice is a great help, too.
And speaking of inspiration, I had the most amazing, inspired ideas during Sunday meditation at both ends of my week. I received a download for a future book or two and it simply popped into my mind. I didn’t try at all; I just sat in the yard and it came to me! That’s what I love about meditation. I can almost hear the angels saying, Thank goodness she finally slowed that brain down. Let’s get to work before she realizes it!
Two great classes coming up in September:
“Mastering the Tarot, Level I” — 9/7
“Learn How to Self-Publish Your Book” — 9/14
Check out the details on my Classes page!
Also, my great Tarot Sale happens in September/Fall Equinox — but it’s only for my Newsletter subscribers. Please sign up at the right —> if you’re not on my list. I’ll be sending out the news this week!