meditation

Complete Guide to Meditation for Stellar Parenting

It’s been eight years since I started this parenting adventure with no map and no previous experience. The practices I’ve learned along the way have been crucial to my sense of confidence and enthusiasm as a mama – especially the practice of meditation. It’s shown me that as a parent, my sacred duty is to feel whole, so that my son has an example of his own innate self worth. This may sound like a bold promise, but you will be a better parent if you meditate and your kids will benefit from your regular practice. Here are some reasons why: 1. We share our state of being with our kids. Parenting expert Vimala McClure says it best, “A wise mother knows: it is her state of consciousness that matters. Her love creates security.” The truth is that stressed-out parents will likely raise stressed-out kids. If we are rushing around, anxious and fearful of what’s next, our kids will absorb our worry. Have you ever seen your kid’s face change when you are triggered by stress in some way? Have you ever noticed how your child’s behavior can trigger unconscious memories and subconscious reactions you’ve long since forgotten? And have […]

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Your Highest Self is Calling

This choice I’m making, I know I know better. This thought I’m creating, seems a trap, a net. This action I’m taking, should be way higher, and I can’t bridge this gap; no matter how I try. Yet. My heart knows. THIS is just my mind. We all do this – all the time. Welcome to your subconscious mind, this warehouse of experiences, thoughts and feelings; accumulating, morphing, taking on subtle charges, resolving and deepening conflicts, based on your interactions with your self and others, all the time. So who is this, then, this seeker, reading this, feeling this, knowing this, right now? “Our conscious personalities, that we like to think of as stable and constant, are merely aggregates of ideas with which we temporarily self-identify” [from Svoboda, Robert, Kundalini: Aghora II]. This “you” is a very special collection of aspects and states, those chosen to be featured at the forefront of your experience – that which is currently on exhibit, if you will. “The conscious personality is a sort of museum whose curator selects objects for display to others from the museum’s warehouse, the subconscious” [ibid, Svoboda]. The curator has selected only the most potentially popular aspects of your

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