It is a cold day here in Meaford and the snow squalls are blowing by our windows.  For my meditation this morning, I listened and watched the beautiful photos in a video that has a beautiful song by Bliss called “Love, Peace and Wisdom”.  My thoughts after meditating were that wisdom is not something we seek, but what we become when we love deeply and love becomes our way of being in each moment. It is then we experience peace in the our life.

May this song lift your heart and bring some peace on this winter’s day.

Here is the link to the song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp_Ewn6iQSM&t=95s

Bliss – Love Peace and Wisdom lyrics

If Love were a bird, I would stroke her bright feathers
Then I’d watch her fly free, cross the still of the dawn

And if Peace were a mountain, we’d gather around her
To bathe in her silence, her power, her call

If Wisdom could sing or whisper his secrets
Eternity teaching the ways of the free

In my mind I can see them, I hear them and I feel them
For Love, Peace and Wisdom are all part of me

If Love has her freedom, and Peace her expression,
Surely Wisdom will grow like a flower in bloom

The seed has been planted, and tended and watered
By the prayers of the hopeful and the tears of the brave

We long to return to that place of still waters
And sit on the banks under some shady tree

In my mind I can see it, I hear it and I feel it
And Love, Peace and Wisdom are all that we need

Some call me a dreamer, some will call me a seeker
One who follows her stars on a quest for the truth

But every believer holds a deep hidden memory
Of a time when the earth was a flower in bloom

We long to return to that place of still waters
And sit on the banks under some shady tree

In my mind I can see it, I hear it and I believe it
And Love, Peace and Wisdom are the three golden keys

Peacefully, Jane


A Peaceful Way, the way of the heart

Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master,

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Michael-Christopher-Brown-Magnum-Photos-2 Jane Goodall

I have spent many years learning about chimpanzees and been amazed at the many similarities between them and us (biologically we differ in the composition of our DNA by only just over one percent). But in one way there is a profound difference because, although chimpanzees are remarkably intelligent, we can hardly compare even the brightest with the human who can design a rocket that can reach the planet Mars, or with an Einstein or a Shakespeare.

So how shocking that we, the most intellectual creature that has ever walked the planet, is destroying that planet. It is the only home we have and yet, with no thought for future generations, we are destroying the environment all around the globe. Clear cutting forests, draining wetlands, creating vast areas of monoculture crops were once the grasslands and meadows held sway. We are mining for fossil fuels or minerals even in the most fragile ecosystems. We are contaminating the land and the water and the very air we breathe with agricultural, industrial and household chemical poisons as well as plastics that never break down.

Our human waste and that from factory farmed animals is washed into rivers by the rains and ends up in the increasingly polluted oceans, adding to the devastation caused by over fishing. Greenhouse gases (CO2, methane and oxygen nitrate), mostly the byproducts of destroying the forests, and of the reckless burning of fossil fuels and industrial agriculture, are trapping the heat of the sun. Climate change is wreaking havoc on plant and animal life as a result of warmer climates and more extreme weather patterns. Ice is melting and ocean levels rising, and as permafrost melts vast quantities of stored CO2 are released into the atmosphere.

We are doing all this, and much more. No wonder we are losing biodiversity. No wonder we are in the midst of the 6th great extinction of plant and animal life. Everywhere Mother Earth is crying out for mercy, for help. Praying that we show compassion for the suffering of so many living beings in the plant and animal worlds, for the humans living in poverty, enslaved, abused, forced from their homes by war or poverty or climate change, and for generations of beings as yet unborn. For we are using up the finite natural resources of our planet faster than they can be replenished – and our population is still growing.

Today, let us join a growing number of those who are working to save the wonders of the world. Let us pray for a growing awareness of the fact that each one of us must do our part in creating a better world, for though the small choices we make each day – what we buy, what we eat, what we wear – may seem insignificant, the cumulative effect of billions of people making ethical choices, will start to heal the natural world. And let us pray that those of us who have, do something each day to help those who have so little, that they too are able to make ethical choices rather than choices based on the need to survive another day.

I believe in the power of prayer. It serves to strengthen my resolve, it helps me to keep on fighting for the environment even when at times it seems that nothing can prevail against the greed and corruption of many of those in positions of power. And then I pray that we may find a way to reach their hearts. For, whatever the odds against us, we must go on with the struggle to save as much as we can of that which we love – the beauty of the forests and woodlands, the grasslands and moors, the mountains and the oceans, the parks and gardens and roadside verges where wild flowers are allowed to grow to provide nectar for the bees and butterflies.

So on this day, I am praying to the great spiritual power that I feel so strongly in the wild places, to give me the strength to play my part, to continue spreading awareness that each one of us has a role to play, that each action is important no matter how small it may seem. This is my prayer.  Jane Goodall

The Jane Goodall Institute is a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall. By protecting chimpanzees and inspiring people to conserve the natural world we all share, we improve the lives of people, animals and the environment. Everything is connected—everyone can make a difference.

Reference: http://news.janegoodall.org/2017/09/01/world-day-of-prayer-for-the-care-of-creation/

Jane Goodall has worked to bring awareness to the world that each of us must do our

part to make the changes so we may preserve and sustain our precious planet with all its plant and animal beings.  I prayer that this will be so…

Peacefully, Jane


Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master,

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Meditation provides a space to deepen our awareness of what is best for us. Our heart,  our inner knowing is always within us and we can tap into our inner wisdom. Did you know you are a wisdom keeper? We all have learned so much from all our experiences. We can enter this inner space of self discovery every day…in each moment. Our wisdom is within us awaiting to be awakened.

Going into your silence in meditation will help you to find your life purpose, to create more love in your life as your expand your awareness and allow your divine spirit to guide and love you. Meditation is a spiritual practice. As you become more comfortable and relaxed, it will become natural for you and you will receive many benefits from this spiritual practice.

You will soon flow with more ease through daily life by the spiritual practice of ‘letting go’ in your meditation. This means releasing old patterns of fear and resistance that cause blockages to your success. In meditation, you surrender…let go…and begin to trust your inner guidance.

When you allow only positive, loving thoughts in your consciousness, you will be astounded what will expand and be reflected back to you…abundance of love, prosperity and inner peace.

Here is what I heard in a meditation when I was down, depressed and not sure what to do~

“The Light shines beyond the shadow

Move gently, my child, with grace

Be peaceful, tranquil, and joyous

Dance in 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.”

It took me awhile to ‘dance in merriment and to feel my heart song singing’, but what these words did for me was to remind me that somewhere inside me was my heart that wanted to be loved. I wanted love…when I realized this truth, I began to take steps to create a life where I could love more fully. And…I did receive many, many messages of love in my meditations, and I found love in my personal life. But this would not have happened if I had turned down my ‘invitation of love’that came from within during my meditations.

I love the words of Sufi poet Hafiz who wrote ~

I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.

Meditation helps us to see the ‘astonishing light’ of our own being, the way of our heart.

In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation can assist you to move deeply into your creativity, self-love and wisdom.

Peacefully, Jane


Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master,

You Can Make Hope Happen! Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding and Wellness Centre

Author ~ In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation Author name Jane Rosalea Booth

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How are you doing under the influences of a partial Lunar Eclipse and a Super Blood Wolf Moon?  I love full moons and the January full moon, along with moving into a new year, is always a reminder it is a time to get rid of negative energy and create transformations to enhance our lives as we move into a new lunar cycle.

The full moon glow is a beautiful reminder for us to ‘see the beauty’ in our lives and in the universe! This month we have what is called a Super Blood Wolf Moon on January 21,2019.

We know the full moon’s pull on the earth affects the tides of the oceans.  As we are made up of mostly water, it affects our systems too! The full moon’s energies stir us up whether we like it or not. We often feel unbalanced and moody.  So I am sharing a meditation for you to do today, to open you to new inspirations and to become active to really allow your true self to come forth.

“Follow your bliss” as Joseph Campbell said rings so true!  In spite of the chaos that swirls around us, we can live in peace within ourselves and follow our bliss and passions!

Daily meditation, exercise and a healthy diet are the keys to being well.  Meditation opens our heart but also clears our minds of a lot of clutter is doesn’t need!!

Thich Nhat Hahn is a most Buddhist monk who has spent his life sharing how to meditate and to live in the present moment with compassion and love. He teaches breath work to begin our meditations.  Focusing on your breath tells your mind and heart “it’s time to relax”. Turn on some soft music.

Super Blood Wolf Full Moon Meditation

Practice gentle breathing before you meditate each day. I like to journal after my meditations to record my feelings and new reflections.

Relaxation through breathing:

Breathe in and out gently for a minute. Focus on your breathe as it moves intp your nostrils, into your lungs and out through your nostrils…

Then begin thinking these words as you breathe in and breathe out:

Breathing in, I calm my body

Breathing out, I smile to my whole body with gladness

Breathing in, I dwell in the present moment

Breathing out, I know it is a wonderful moment

Smiling to my body, I breathe in

Releasing the tensions in my body, I breathe out

Now, let’s embrace the light energies of the Super Blood Wolf Moon

Now bring your awareness to the top (crown) of your head, and visualize the brilliant full moon radiating its light to you.  This light is full of Love and healing energy.   Bring this Light to you heart and fill your heart with Love.

Feel love for yourself as your heart fills with light. Now send this love to every cell in your body.

Feel yourself in a bath of love and take time now to move into your quiet space within to reflect what you would like to become…be aware of your emotions and release…anger or fear…let it go…feel your body relaxing as you let go of tensions and what is no longer serving you…breathe gently in and out, in and out…

enjoy a few minutes in silence.. in stillness and peace…

You may want to visualize and invite ‘wolf’ into your full moon meditation to guide or teach you. Ask ‘what do I need to learn?” Listen for a reply…

Close your meditation, when you are ready, with gratitude for all your blessings and for the beauty of the moonlight that flows to us each month with loving, transformative energies that encourage us to grow and evolve in new, wondrous ways.  Write down your reflections and visualize your new future.

Let’s howl tonight!

So why not howl with wolf at the moon!  Keep warm if you venture outside if you live in Grey county.  Super cold here. This morning a -29C wind chill factor brrr…but it is winter here in Canada! I think the wolves will be in their dens but maybe they howl inside them!

In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

If you are interested in moving more deeply into mediation and to discover its power…and your power and self-mastery follow this link to my book In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. Author ~ In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation Author name Jane Rosalea Booth 

Moonlight blessings of love,



Jane Rosalea Brown,BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master,

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I welcome guest author Roger Gabriel who offers “7 Stages of Spiritual Development”. There have been many who try to put our spiritual growth into levels or stages. We have to remember that our life evolves in many ways at the same time. We can learn something or a lesson and then years later we find ourselves relearning the same thing! Our ‘stages’ overlap but I think we eventually come to a place of wisdom and peace and deeper connection to spirit and all life…if we choose to be an evolving spirit.  This article was from a Deepak Chopra e-mail newsletter.

The 7 Stages of Spiritual Development
By Roger Gabriel (Raghavanand)

You are a spiritual being and have the potential to fully embrace your spirituality. However, like everything in life, embarking on your spiritual path is a choice. In life you are presented with several choices leading to new stages of development. Initially, most progress along the same path but, at certain points, you have choices—whether to stay immersed in the status quo world or to explore the splendors of your spiritual journey. These choices can appear at any time during your life; the key is to stay alert and listen to the wisdom of your heart.

Stage 1: Innocence
You are born into a material world, where your life is dominated by your lower three chakras. You enter the world in a state of innocence and as long as you are healthy and have a loving family, you live in a world of joy and bliss. You still have a strong connection to the Divine and the field of the Absolute from which your consciousness just emerged. The spiritual being is still very much awake. However, for most this memory begins to fade as you are taught how to “fit in” and you become distracted by the world around you. A rare few manage to maintain their Divine connection and enjoy spiritual greatness.

Stage 2: Fear, Ego
As you grow, the ego emerges and soon you realize that you are completely at the mercy of all around you. The pure love you have experienced up until now begins to be overshadowed by fear and its corresponding emotions. You find that to get what you want, you have to please those in charge. You develop your personality and begin creating all the stories that will shape and define your life.

Stage 3: Power
In your desire to overcome fear, you create success in your life. You become educated, start your careers and family. You want to have control to eliminate fear. You accumulate things to give you a sense of security.

First Choice
For many people, further growth and spiritual development ends here. You choose to continue to be consumed with material desires, you seek more and more power and control. Your life becomes self-centered and you remain at Stage 3.

For others, a feeling that there is more to life begins to dawn. Rather than just accumulating possessions and power, you look for a deeper meaning to life. You start to awaken spiritually and continue to Stage 4.

Stage 4: Giving
In this stage, you begin to realize that there is more to life than personal power and material gain. You ask yourself how you can help others, how can you serve the world around you. You become comfortable with giving as well as receiving.

However, giving can also create a sense of power. At this stage, giving can often still be ego driven. You give because you expect some form of recognition or because it makes you feel good about yourself.

Second Choice
You can continue to give from the level of ego, always expecting something in return for your giving. This obviously can have a lot of merit, and you can do many good things in the world. However, it leaves a constriction to your full spiritual growth.

The opportunity of your second choice is when you begin to give from the level of love and compassion without any concern for recognition or reward. Your giving becomes selfless and your true spiritual journey begins.

Stage 5: The Seeker
Now you begin your regular spiritual practices. The longing for Enlightenment grows within you. Your decisions now come mostly from the fourth chakra, the heart center.

You begin to look for the deeper meaning of things. You try to understand why you are here and how you can make your life more meaningful. You may study with teachers and gurus. You read books and practice techniques. You have glimpses of the goal that encourages you to remain on the path.

The throat chakra opens as you express the qualities of the heart in your life.

Stage 6: The Sage
Cosmic Consciousness dawns. Your mind fully awakens. You become the witness of your actions and realize that you are the role player in the multitude of roles you play. The fear of death dissolves as you realize that life is just another role. Simple yogic powers become available to us. However, there is still a separation between the giver and the recipient.

Third Choice
You have now reached another critical junction point in your journey. Your mind is fully awake but some ego is still present. The choice or mistake here is to believe that you are something special. You mistakenly think you have reached the goal and may promote yourself as such. The end is in sight but you have allowed the ego to hide it from view and you remain stuck in a false sense of spiritual attainment.

The alternative choice is to recognize the ego but not succumb to it, to allow it to find its place harmoniously within the whole. You continue your journey with humility and devotion. Giving is done purely for the sake of giving. “What’s in it for me” becomes “How can I serve?”

Insight and spiritual inspiration begin to grow, you hear the voice of the inner guru as the sixth chakra opens.

Stage 7: Spirit
Your heart now fully awakens. You experience Divine and Unity Consciousness.

There is no longer any separation. No giver, given, or giving. No sense of “I” or “me,” just an awareness of Oneness. You still live “in the world,” but are no longer “of the world.”

Your spiritual practice is Pure Joy. All the chakras are open, spiritual energy flows freely.

When you reach the seventh stage there are no longer choices. You function totally in harmony with nature. Everything is provided exactly as needed, at exactly the right moment. You are the Totality.

As you progress though these stages, the material world seems very attractive at first while the spiritual might seem empty and hard but, if followed, it eventually leads to the experience of the True Self and eternal bliss.

There is nothing lacking in the life of a great yogi. He or she doesn’t feel that anything has been given up. In fact, it’s the reverse—great yogis feel that by not following a spiritual path, eternal bliss has been renounced for the sake of a few passing moments of happiness. The material world is like a dry garden waiting for knowledge of the Divine to make it bloom. In the material world you only have the energy of the body, on the spiritual path you tap into Divine Consciousness, Cosmic Energy. The material world is a prison, the spiritual path leads to unbounded freedom.

You are always at a junction in your path, Truth or illusion, material or eternal. The ego will constantly try to keep its limiting hold on you. Choose wisely. Everything you do is a spiritual act if you do it with awareness. Find your path and inner peace.

Be regular and disciplined with your spiritual practice. Don’t be disheartened if you wander off. Ultimately your spiritual journey becomes your way of life, like a lush oasis in the desert of mundane living.

Embark on the path to self-mastery with Deepak Chopra and Roger Gabriel in our Primordial Sound Meditation Online Course. Learn More.

About the Author

Roger Gabriel (Raghavanand)
Chopra Center Educator
Born in Liverpool, England, Roger Gabriel spent his formative years in the United Kingdom and first learned meditation there in the early 1970s. It instantly became his passion and he soon trained to be a meditation teacher under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. After moving to the U.S., Roger began studying Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of health care. In 1985, while helping to establish centers for Ayurveda and meditation, he met and became friends with Deepak Chopra. Since then, Roger has assisted Deepak with numerous training programs, seminars, and workshops; taught thousands of people on all continents to meditate; and helped to train hundreds of people to become teachers of meditation, Ayurveda,…Read more

Hope you enjoyed this article.
Peacefully, Jane



Jane Rosalea Brown,BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master,

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Since 1997, I have been offering Light and Sound Healing Sessions.  Over the years I have witnessed how people relax and calm as they have sound sessions that offer tones from tuning forks and Reiki, a hands on Japanese relaxation therapy.

Our bodies respond to the vibrations of the sounds and the natural energy balancing of Reiki. I now call my sessions Inner Peace Reiki and Sound”.  I include sounding with tuning forks, chants, mantras, drums and bells and meditation.

Here are some words from Janice~

“I first started seeing Jane in the spring of 2018. I found Jane to be this wonderfully kind, compassionate and very caring soul who leaves me feeling loved and free of negativity when I have experienced a Reiki session with her. Jane is very knowledgeable and she includes sound with Reiki during a session. It is an amazingly, relaxing experience that leaves me feeling very peaceful. I leave there with a higher vibration and energy level that carries me through into the weeks and months beyond my appointment.
Reiki and sound have huge emotional benefits, but the physical benefits are numerous as well. I have witnessed healing of persistent rash and decreased muscle tremors after a session with Jane.
I would encourage everyone to be mindful of the benefits of Reiki and Sound healing and to consider making an appointment with Jane, she will help you to find that inner peace you have been looking for!”
~Janice D., October 10, 2018

Ancient sound healing

It is not surprising that we love and respond so well to a sound healing.  It has been a natural part of humanity for thousands of years and is considered to be the oldest healing.  Sound healing is really innate in all of us!  Mothers singing lullabies to their babies, sitting by the sea listening to the waves or the birds singing, dancing to a drummer’s heartbeat are examples of natural musical sound healing.  When a person was hurt, they groaned and when they were happy they signed “ahhhh”.  The drum is the earliest instrument to be used for healing and communication.  Today, scientists are learning the healing properties of drumming for use in heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer treatment. A simple way of healing with sound is through sounding the vowels.


Sound is anything and everything that vibrates.  The human body has its own natural and harmonious vibrations or frequencies.  Each organ, cell and atom has its own frequency.  Our human body is an energy system in constant vibration.  Scientific studies prove that when therapeutic sounds are conducted through the high water content in the body’s tissues, massaging, breaking up and dissolving will occur which help strengthen the various body systems :i.e. immune, autonomic and nervous system.

Sound Healing makes use of the voice by way of chanting and overtone chanting using mantras, toning or vocals.  The most trusted instruments used that reinforce or reflect the voice are bells (Tibetan or the likes), crystal bowls, tuning forks, flute, harp and didgeridoo.  Sound is a vibration and moves in waves.  Our body’s energy responds to vibrations that increase our energies and assist the body to balance its energy so it will function in a healthy state.  In a sound healing session most people experience a deep, spiritual meditation and feel refreshed and calm.

Inner Peace Reiki and Sound Sessions in Meaford


I  look forward to offering  you  a most relaxing and soothing session that includes Reiki with Natural Sound Healing and Guided Meditation, natural ways to restore wellness, reduce stress and rejuvenate… your Body…Mind…Soul…and to experience inner peace.

Sound Healing is Awesome!  Book your session today!

I offer Inner Peace Reiki Sessions that include Sound healing.  Book your appointment today for an awesome session!  Reiki with Natural Sound Sessions are 1 1/2 hour Fee: $70.00  Reiki 1 hour $50.00.

For more information visit Inner Peace Reiki

E-mail: goldenlightcentre@rogers.com for an appointment.

Peacefully,   Jane


Jane Rosalea Brown,BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master,

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“Last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.”
T. S. Eliot

There were many ‘words’ in 2018!  What a year!  But it was really an important one because it made us look at what we really value.   Not a day went by when we didn’t hear a tweet from US President Trump.  Everyday we were astonished that he could utter such words!  I won’t rant about Trump only to say that his view of the world is completely different from mine.

The ‘Me Too’ movement showed us that we can create change when the truth is revealed…society can change…there is hope for a new way. I realize that my words and your words are important too and must be heard.  Our stories and opinions are important.

As the new year begins, it is a reminder that we always have an opportunity to make ‘new words’ that hold our new intentions or visions.  The idea of each new year bringing us a new beginning really reminds us that each day we have a new beginning.

But so often we stay in our routines and fixed beliefs that we miss creating change that can help us live more peacefully.  Let’s not miss this opportunity in 2019!

2018 was so full of ups and downs that is was overwhelming to most of us.  Meditation continues to take me into a quiet place where I can focus on what has meaning and value in my life.  It gives me time to think of all my blessings.  Although the world seems to be a dark and scary place at times, loving ourselves and our loved ones make each day brighter and meaningful.

I look forward to offering you Reiki and Sound Healing sessions in Meaford and creating new creative gatherings, drumming and sacred circles and a spring retreat!  It is going to be a fun and awesome year!

May we spread our wings of peace through the coming year. My deep best wishes to you for a Very Happy New Year.

Peacefully,   Jane


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