Probably the number one misunderstanding about meditation is that it means getting rid of all of your thoughts. Many beginning meditators feel that thoughts are bad, and that a good meditation is all about eliminating one’s thoughts. They imagine meditation as a blank state of mind, devoid of thought or emotion. In over twenty years as a meditation instructor, this is the single greatest source of frustration and discouragement. Common examples of things beginners say include: “I am a horrible meditator, I just cannot stop thinking.” “If only I could stop my thoughts, then I would be able to meditate.” “I knew I couldn’t meditate, I cannot control my mind.” We then try to spank our thoughts out of existence and end up spanking ourselves.Read More
Navigate the stars and ride the planetary waves
The following information describes the general movement of our planets, for some of you – this monthly planetary movement will have a direct hit on your personal or birth planetary configurations – and in doing so you the energy will be amplified for you. For others it will manifest through the environment and not necessarily hook into your day to day experiences. Everyone can take advantage of the activities listed below & corresponding days.
Double Whammy and challenging days are … 2, 5, 6, 8, 10 , 13, 14, 21, 22, 23, 29 take short meditative breaks throughout the day – remember to breathe.
Meditation or relaxed days – take advantage of smooth flowing energy and make them the best days ever … 3, 9, 11, 18, 19, 20, 28.Read More
This summer we are enjoying playing with our nature spirit friends and comrades. Doing so will make for a FUN and successful day! We have brought back this editorial from Al from 2002. Let’s tune into Al’s encouragement, renew our friendships and play with our ESP as we grow together.
RENEWING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR PERSONAL LEPRECHAUN
( A mini editorial by Al )
When your whole world seems to be slipping into the doldrums or something worse, it’s a time to focus on JOY and making all your meditation and ritual times extra fun for you and for your Spirit Friends. Seems to me it’s the 100th Psalm that starts out: “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord….” Sounds like especially good advice for any occasion.Read More
The following information describes the general movement of the planets during the upcoming month, for some of you – this monthly planetary movement will have a direct hit on your personal or birth planetary configurations (called a Natal chart) and in doing so you the energy will be amplified for you. For others it will manifest through the environment and not necessarily hook into your day to day experiences, other than through the people you interact with such as family, co-workers and clients. We are trying a new approach and have added information to guide you as you work with others, especially on a client or one-on-one interaction. For more information on your Natal Chart contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone can take advantage of the activities listed below & corresponding days.Read More
Celebrate the First Harvest my friends,
August 2nd is Lammas; the first of three festivals celebrating Mother Earth’s bounty along with September 21st and November 1st. Baking loaves from the first grains and offering them at a communal meal has always been central to these gatherings. Traditionally, the first sheaf would be ceremonially cut at dawn, winnowed, ground and baked into the Harvest Bread that was then shared by the community in gratitude. Most handfastings were celebrated at the Lammas Fairs where country people gathered. The custom was single folks would choose a companion for the next year and when Lammas Fair came again they wed or separated.
The Celts called this time Lughnasadh (pronounced loo-na-sa), Native Americans called it the Green Corn Festival and in Slavic Regions it is called the feast of the Big Glad Woman.Read More
With Al and Sami
Howdy, wow that crazy Mercury turned Retro again… so for July, if you feel confused, lose your job, or quit your relationships– you could blame “the stars.” At ESP LAB we suggest that you insist upon patience in communications, while turning to the LIGHT (especially the ORANGE LIGHT which promotes mental clarity) and plodding thru the challenges. Just for fun we asked in ESP how do we get through this Mercury Retrograde. The answer that came in was Al’s chant, based upon the song 76 trombones. Al used to sing this song every morning as part of his JOY in LIVING strategy, in his truck on the way to the post office:
“76 Neat Gnomes lead the big parade
With 110 droll Trolls right behind
There is Pan and Puck and even Lady Luck
Nature Spirits of every shape and kind.”Read More
Let’s turn to the sparkling BLUE LIGHT of PEACE, PROTECTION, POWER and PROSPERITY– Turn to oneness with the BLUE LIGHT– the positive healing creative BLUE LIGHT– as we open ourselves to SPIRIT, STRENGTH, HEALTH, POWER & PEACE with INFINITE CREATIVITY– Let’s make this our 3rd or “extra” LIGHT attunement period for each day of SUMMER 2019. Know that YOU will be uplifted and helped by participating whether or not your name appears on this month’s special list. To play with us, just find a relatively peaceful place in which to relax and focus your complete attention on THE INFINITE SOURCE OF ALL… or simply God if the term is OK with you. Let your “imagination” fill in any blanks, but KNOW that there is always a response from the Infinite.Read More
Navigate your Stars and ride the Planetary Waves
The following information describes the general movement of our planets, for some of you – this monthly planetary movement will have a direct hit on your personal or birth planetary configurations – and in doing so you the energy will be amplified for you. For others it will manifest through the environment and not necessarily hook into your day to day experiences. Everyone can take advantage of the activities listed below for the month or corresponding days.
Double Whammy and challenging days are … 3,7,9,10, 17, 24, 28, 31 take short meditative breaks throughout the day – remember to breathe.
Active days – keep your cool and ride the wave … 2nd (Solar Eclipse), 5th (stay out of the muck) 21st (very active), 16th (Lunar Eclipse) 31st (Mercury moves direct)
Meditation or relaxed days – take advantage of smooth flowing energy and make them the best days ever … 6, 12, 22, 26, 27.Read More
Merry Midsummer my Friends,
June 21st is the Summer Solstice in the Northern Latitudes. Also known as Midsummer, this Solstice (meaning ‘Sun stands still’) is when the Sun is at its peak; the longest day of the year. It is also one of the eight great spokes on the Celtic wheel of seasons, and celebrated in some way in all cultures. Midsummer’s Eve is one of the three important spirit nights of the year; the other two are Beltane (May Day) and Samhain (Halloween). It is considered a spirit night because the veils are thinnest between the worlds for communication with the spirits.
Shakespeare’s comedy, The Tempest, was tapping into common beliefs in Elizabethan times that Midsummer is the time for contact with the world of Faerie.Read More
CELEBRATE THE GREEN FIRE!
As you take walks in gardens, parks, your neighborhood, wherever there are green growing plants, tune into their energy, especially now with the Green Fire so intense.
Learn about them and how we can be allies with each other, not just recipients of their love. With mutual respect, we can actively work to create communities that are based on cooperation, sustainability, diversity, and serving the light.
May you receive the love of the Green Fire– Offered by Wise Woman Dr. Linda Savage