water the flowers, not the weeds

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Every Saturday morning I have coffee with my ancestors. I sit before my hearth where all the candles, photos, and objects personal reside and I speak to those who came before – my ancestors of blood. After, I usually do my meditation.. often I find it brings me a bit of order.

I had taken a break from my usual murder mystery/cult/cooking podcasts (don’t judge) to listen to some mindfulness ones. I decided if I was going to be trapped in the car for two hours a day that I might as well work on the happiness master plan. Less negative, more productive.. water the flowers not the weeds.

This is where I came across the Mindlove podcast and a new meditation ritual (stress less, accomplish more episode) – fifteen minutes, twice a day, no timer. You learn to just work intuitively with the flow of things.

First, awareness, and using your senses to connect with what is going on around you. Next, focusing on your mantra.. if you wander just gently find your way back. You end with acknowledging something you are grateful for and visualizing a goal as if reality.

I liked the approach.. simple and effective. I used the given mantra “one” as I imagined roots unfurling from my body connecting me to all things. It was what brought me back to focusing on my spiritual practice. I rarely miss a meditation these days.

putting away the wheel

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I find myself more drawn out of seasonal observances as of late.. at least in terms of the usual. The wheel of the year no longer fits me at the moment, and so I am putting it away for the now. I find myself being called more to the threes of the earth, sea, and sky.. and of course all those natural held within.

Simple ritual has become my focus – going back to my strengths of connection and working intuitively. It is import that I set aside this time, but as important is that I am able to really be present in the work. Super-structured workings have just never been my forte. I started this simple with a revamped meditation practice.. which turned out to be just what was necessary.