Okay I've plucked up the courage to 'fess up to my latest foray into New Age mumbo-jumbo. At least, I'm pretty sure that's the sort of term that Red Mel and Louis would use. The path that they tread is different from my own but that's perfectly okay. I'm of the view that we all have to use our own metaphors to make sense of life.
I'm devouring YouTube recordings of Abraham Hicks, a group of non physical entities who speak through a woman called Esther. Sounds way weird? I thought so too. But as I've listened I've become less and less bothered by the provenance of the teaching. It's sensible life affirming stuff that speaks to me on a level that I'm finding it valuable to work with. Go check out yourself if the idea floats your boat.
One of the things that Abraham stresses is the significance of meditation and now, as near as damn it, I'm not missing a day. Like cleaning teeth it seems too important to skip. And it's become enjoyable. In fact sometimes I'll fit in two or three sessions daily for the sheer pleasure. My routine first thing though consists of writing ten things from the day before in my 'Little Book of Gratefulness' followed by twenty minutes of meditation. It sets me up for the day ahead rather nicely.
Using sound whilst meditating has been a theme of my navel gazing posts over the last few months. I introduced the shamanic drumming a couple of months back. Her'e's a link to the white noise that is my preferred focus at the moment. This track is an hour long but I just set the timer on my phone to twenty minutes and pause it after that length of time. I've found it a helpful resource. I hope it may be useful to someone else out there too.