Meditation to me is the practice of returning to your breath in the moments of your days to become more present, to feel and let go of your feeling states, to receive love and light, and to grow your oneness of being.  This does not require a mat and a tranquil place.  It does not require soft music or a candle burning (although those things are lovely and can certainly inspire us to turn inward). 

All that is necessary is that which we carry with us:

Our Breath

Our Body

Our Divine Will

Our Light

And consciously choosing to open to what is always present:

Love, Light & Fire

The Earth Mother

The Great Spirit

Our Sacred Heart Center

This blog is devoted to offering the Human Family the opportunity to choose love in more moments.  Our lives are packed full of situations and experiences that bring up anger, fear, pain, judgment, and shame (just to name a few).  The beauty of our journey comes when we embrace these feelings and turn them into love.  That is the request.  And here you will be offered the tools to turn it into a practice.  For love.  Isn’t that life's greatest purpose of all?

Happy Spring!

Art by Erika Pochybova-Johnson If you’re a Vermonter (or a New Englander for that matter), outside looks anything but spring!  The air is frigid, the snow is deep.  But there is an unmistakable feel of spring in the air.  A lot is happening just under the Earth’s surface, and it’s changing the vibration all around us. Today is the Spring Equinox, a sacred day in many cultures.  It is a day in which the amount of light and dark are equal.  Tomorrow, there will be more light than dark, and the light will continue to grow everyday until the Fall …
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The Gift of Breath: part 2

Welcome back!  Let’s cover a few basics before continuing on with the practice of meditation. All meditation practices have four common principles: Focus.  It doesn’t matter what you choose to focus on.  It can be anything…a word, an image, a sound, music, a mantra, etc. Breath.  Joining your physiology, you receive and nurture your body with your in-breath, and release and cleanse with your out-breath. Joining.  In meditation you choose to join your breath, your focus, your mind, body and spirit. Returning.  When you get distracted by your thoughts, sounds, sensations, etc., return to your breath and focus. This is …
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The Gift of Breath: part 1

Welcome and thanks for joining me for a few seeds for the soul!  In this blog, I hope to share some of the tools and experiences that serve me and help me to grow my consciousness in this lifetime.  It will be through stories, reflections, exercises, and some guided meditations as well.  The meditations will be grounding meditations, which originates from the Native American culture, and Native Cultures of all kinds: Chinese, Japanese, Eastern Indian, South East Asia, African, Dryads, Celtics, and most Indigenous Cultures.  Grounding is the foundation of all yoga practices, martial arts, and chakra meditations. The Earth …
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