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Let’s Tone Up and Calm down

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Yesterday, I went for a hearing test and not to my surprise, I was told I have a ‘minor’ hearing loss. But I was also told my hearing will never get better than what it is now.  I was grateful for the hearing test but I do believe that our cells can heal.

So I am going to begin a daily program of ‘toning’.  Along with my tuning forks that I offer in my Reiki/Sound sessions, I am adding vocal toning exercises. I have used toning for years but I must admit I have not been consciously toning for awhile.  So I will begin again!  Any kind of spiritual or healing practice takes commitment and time each day. It is easy to get busy and ignore our own self!

Here are a few exercises to begin my toning practices that you may enjoy! I do them as I begin to meditate or sometimes on my morning walk.  Toning helps me to be calm, relaxed and hopefully will stimulate my left and right brain’s communication! Our cells need us to be calm and rested to heal.

Tonal Exercises

1.Stay with the rhythm of your heart and begin to hum…a low hum for a few minutes.  Then sit quietly and when you are ready hum for a few more minutes.

2. Then add a higher hum…then low hum…the higher hum…for a few minutes.  Caution! Your mind will tell you to stop and that this is silly.  Keep toning! What you are doing is getting into the rhythm of your own voice, mind and heart.  This is a tonal exercise and it stimulates all our cells and they respond to it.

3. You can tone the sound…hah…then ah..then ah…hah..  Also make sounds that feel good to you.  Who knows your body, mind and heart better than you.

4 Try out various tones and see what ones feel good for you.  When I meditate, I often ask “What tone do I need today” and I will hear a tone…

5 Try toning a vowel sounds..a,e,i,o,u.   So ‘a’ can tone a short a…ah or a long a vowel …a (says its name).

6. Try low toning sound and move higher to see what feels best.

Toning is Awesome!

Sound toning as you meditate is awesome!  Take some simple steps to remember the tones that your body, mind and spirit like!  Each day do one small thing you like to do.  Listen to music that calms if you are anxious or with a beat if you are feeling down.

There are many tonal exercises but the most simple are the best.  Toning opens the communication between our left brain and right brain.  It stimulates all our cells to vibrate at a higher, healthier vibration.  Over the centuries we have lost our innate healing abilities. I also love drumming and chanting! People have been drumming, chanting and toning from ancient times. Let’s return to the simplicity of our own tones.  Return to simplicity in everything we do.

Enjoy your daily ‘tune up’!

Peacefully, Jane

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Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery.  Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking and IONS Conscious Aging Facilitator.

IN SILENCE FRONT COVER smJane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation.(Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Inner Peace Reiki: http://www.innerpeacereiki.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Take the sacred voyage into more of who you are

and who you came here to be.

This sacred voyage has the potential to lead you somewhere beautiful!

It takes us into true living, whole living where we experience sacred presence within everything we do – in our mind, body and heart

Sacred Voyage is a weekly gathering for those who welcome deeper meaning and spiritual connection through meditation, prayer and spiritual practices. Each week you will be offered home practices.

Choose the Sacred Voyage! Let ourselves voyage beyond ourselves, into the unknown in our depths within…and there, the loving heart of the world awaits us. We invite presence to be with us to develop our soul for a fulfilling life and a loving heart.

Date: Thursday evenings 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 pm. Beginning September 19th.
Meaford, ON Directions given on registration

Sacred Voyage One – 4 weeks
Sacred Voyage Two Oct.17th – 4 weeks
Sacred Voyage Three Nov. 14th – 4 weeks
Each Sacred Voyage $80.00

I am looking forward to offering spiritual practices and meditations that you can integrate into your daily life.

To register: please e-mail me at: goldenlightcentre@rogers.com by Sept.10/19.

In your silence is your knowing

With changing perception comes a new view

Transforming, blossoming with tenderness

Filled with creative thoughts within your sacred space

Emerging as abundant success and joy!

from In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

Peacefully, Jane

Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery.  Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking and IONS Conscious Aging Facilitator.

IN SILENCE FRONT COVER smJane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation.(Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Inner Peace Reiki: http://www.innerpeacereiki.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

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For years, during my meditation, I have listen to my inner voice. I began to record what I heard and I called them my ‘messages’. The message I am sharing today gave me the title for my book “In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation.” I love it still as it helps me as reminder not to hold on to thoughts, regrets or anger from the past. A good message, especially as I age and desire a time of peace. Allow light and love to embrace and to heal your mind and body each day! Listen ‘in silence’ for your messages to guide you.

The Light shines beyond the shadow
Move gently, my child, with grace
Be peaceful, tranquil, and joyous
Dance in the merriment
Feel your heart song singing
Lifting you to new heights
Discard that which no longer serves

Be still, listen
In peace and serenity
In silence, for messages of love

From In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

It is a time to let go of the past and receive new thoughts and gifts into your life!  Be who you truly are! Beautiful you!

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Peacefully, Jane

Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery.  Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master

IN SILENCE FRONT COVER smJane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation.(Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Inner Peace Reiki: http://www.innerpeacereiki.wordpress.com

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Tell me your secret!

Secretly we spoke,

that wise one and me. I said,

Tell me the secrets of the world.

He said, Shhh

Let silence tell you

the secrets of the world

~ Rumi

Explore your inner knowing to discover the ‘secrets of the world’ through daily meditation.  You will be amazed by what is revealed to you when you relax, quiet your mind and listen to your heart.  A wise person once said to me that I already have all the tools…the canvas, the paint and the brushes…to create the world I want.

We also have all the ‘secrets’ within to allow our true being to evolve into a loving, creative and peaceful person.  The world needs each of us to make this transformation.  Allow the wisdom you hear, see or feel during your meditations to assist you in your daily life.

Bring your wisdom and light into the world…don’t keep is a ‘secret’ any longer. Tell me your secret!

Peacefully, Jane

Jane Rosalea Booth

Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery.  Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master

IN SILENCE FRONT COVER smJane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation.(Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Inner Peace Reiki: http://www.innerpeacereiki.wordpress.com

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Do you remember saying to your Grandmother or Mother “Tell me a story.”? What is your favourite story from your childhood? I loved Peter Pan! The idea of being able to fly around was just so magical and wonderful to me.  The idea of staying young and playing with my friends appealed to me too!

My mother read a story to me every night.  As I got older, I read to myself every night. Sometimes I’d take a flashlight and hide under my blankets and read!  I remember my mother catching me reading when I was suppose to be asleep hours ago!! Flashlight out!

So I loved reading to my children and going to the library with them.  Now, I am enjoying my time with my grandson and reading stories to him.  He loves stories too!  He knows his nursery rhymes but has new characters that he loves too like Thomas the train and the Paw Patrol gang.

But learning to listen and to move into a story while we are listening still fascinates me.  Telling a story is an art.  To be a good storyteller, we have to feel the story too!

Last summer, I was fortunate to participate in an Elder/Youth program at M’Wikendong native centre in Owen Sound. There we learned how stories were passed down through generations by the Elders.  Stories of creation, myths that taught morals, and history.  We all had an opportunity to share a traditional indigenous tale or write a story of our own.  Then we shared our stories.  We tried to tell them orally, without looking at our written words.

However, this storytelling project took me even farther.  I decided that I would create pictures to go with my story…like a children’s storybook!  Well, I am not an artist so my artwork took me back to my childhood and I had great fun.  I used pastel crayons and watercolour pencils.  It was so much fun. I let go of wanting my art to look ‘grown up’ and was happy with my childlike creations.

I shared a story that I wrote called, “A Shift in View”.  It is a story about a young girl who was afraid to go away to college. She was an art student.  Every summer Susie went to visit her Grandmother’s house in the country woods,  and no, she didn’t meet the big, bad wolf!!  But she did see a Heron who gave her a new view about how to cope with her new life as a fine arts student in a far away college.

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One thing always leads to another!  My friend, Marilyn and I decided to create a storytelling gathering in Meaford.  We held our first on May 7th.  What a fun time at our 1st “Stories by the Fireside” gathering.  All kinds of stories flowed…myths, Indigenous, children and family stories, war stories, and we shared our everyday life stories! We added a dash of song, music, drumming and lots of laughter!  Thanks to all the storytellers and listeners who were awesome!

If you live far away from Meaford, but have a story you’d like to share with me, e-mail me at goldenlightcentre@rogers.com  I will pass it on to our storytelling gathering.

This is the beauty of storytelling- a good story that is strong enough, that is vibrant and true enough, stays alive when it comes through us and is shared with others,

Hope you can join us for our next “Stories by the Fireside”, June 4th, 7pm-9pm, Meaford.  Please e-mail to book your seat and directions. Thanks e-mail: goldenlightcentre@rogers.com Subject: storytelling  or Private Message me on Facebook on Stories by the Fireside page.

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Peacefully, Jane

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Collectively, we are all experiencing the tragic events that continue to occur around the world. Our hearts break together for all the families who have lost loved ones.  So we all need ways to allow our minds and hearts to heal and to find inner peace. Each of us has the opportunity to shine, in our own ways, to create peace and love around us. We can help each other to ‘stay in love’ with life and have compassion for one another.

I know I am become frustrated by politicians and extremist groups who continue to create havoc.  But when I tap into the beauty of nature, the love of my friends and family, happy memories and songs that I love and take time to reflect and meditate on my blessings, my heart and mind begin to calm.  

The ancient Persian poet Rumi wrote,

The quieter we become, The more we can hear.” Rumi

This reminds me to listen quietly to others and to listen to the wisdom of my heart.  When we truly open to listen, we will hear the birds sing, the frogs croaking, and hear the heart beats of another. Listening creates a powerful, loving presence.

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Peacefully, Jane

The Peaceful Way

Meaford, ON

 

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This poem is written in the memory of my mother Shirley Stewart who died Easter morning 2000.  I’m sure she choose this day so I would reawaken to the deep blessing and meaning of ascension and of God’s ever present love each Easter morning.  The ancients believed in life after death, but Jesus awakened many who had forgotten that we are spirits who transcend and continue our spiritual journey…

Awakening to the Message of Easter Within

I feel the gentle embrace of Christ

Who softly reminds me of love

Ever present, everlasting

Complete eternal

I hear the words of wisdom

Of trust and surrender

That call to me within

To listen and to remember

I see the Christ Light

Guiding me, healing me

Revealing who I truly am

One with Creator in love

So  joy I fills my soul

Awakening to the freshness

Of the Easter morn

Knowing love is all

Rising, ascending, being

Filled with the peace of Christ,

The holy one of God’s will.

By Jane Rosalea Brown

 

Whatever your spiritual beliefs, I hope you will embrace the love and peace that always dwells within.  Springtime shows us that life continues with its rebirth and renewal of its beauty and its abundance of gifts!  As I look out upon another snowy spring morning,I can see our tulips pushing through the snow!  Nature is wondrous and so are you!!

Peacefully, Jane

 

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