Monday, 20 January 2014

Meditations

A few days ago, I did the "release your fears" guided meditation again.  This time round, when I gave my fears up to the divine, it was Brigid I saw.  And she forged a staff for me, to lean on and use to defend myself.  So, a shield from Kali and a staff from Brigid.  I wonder if they will both accompany me for a while…

Another hypnobirthing meditation I tried is a Chakra Balancing For Expectant Mothers.  There was one thing in the meditation I didn't like: they said that both the root chakra (muladhara) and sacral chakra (svaddhistana) rotate clockwise.  However, in hindu philosophy the chakras rotate in alternate directions, so two chakras next to each other should rotate in opposite directions.  Given they didn't state a direction for the other chakras, it seemed a bit pointless to give directions for these two, especially ones that I have heard no justification for.  Although I know it's a very small point, it was enough to jar me a little, so I took longer to drop back into a deeper relaxation.

The other thing that was striking for me with that meditation was that when we came to the third chakra, the Manipura at the solar plexus, I cried.  They described it as being the chakra of personal power, and looking elsewhere it is also connected to fear.  Given how out of my control many things have felt and been recently, and that I'm very conscious of the fears I am trying to face, it should be no surprise that this chakra felt so unbalanced.

It was also interesting to note that the painting I did for my word of the year is predominantly orange, colour of the svaddhistana chakra, associated with the sexual system.  It also has a bit of yellow (that tricky solar plexus) and rather more green, associated with the heart chakra.  Definitely all lower chakra colours, and fairly appropriate to pregnancy and having another child to love :)

6 comments:

  1. An so all the pieces of the puzzle fit neatly together. How wonderful you have received the attributes of a spiritual warrior. So you can slay your dragons and defend all that is sacred to you

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    1. Yes, I like that - defend what is sacred to me :)

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  2. The shield is a wonderful symbol of protection, so it makes sense that was the first gift. The staff is multi-purpose; it can aid you in getting to your goal and moving with added stability, but it could also be useful for head whacks for those who intentionally cross your boundaries. :D

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    1. Tee hee! Hopefully, not too much whacking will be called for :D

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  3. Very interesting! Your reactions during the meditation and your painting. I always feel like healing work is being done when I cry like that, during prayers or even while listening to certain music.

    Also, I get distracted by some of my tapes too, especially if the grammar is incorrect or the speaker says the same word too many times in one paragraph. It's my inner editor I guess. lol

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    1. That's a good point, Siddaleah. I didn't think of it as healing, more as showing up an issue, but it could be both…
      Yeah, having worked as a proof reader, I definitely have a strong inner editor. Wish I could turn it off sometimes. Still, I guess it means I just have to pick my tapes carefully :)

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