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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

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A Peaceful Way, the way of the heart

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

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Enjoy the beauty and radiance of the Full Moon tonight!

Full Moon Meditation

Everyone seems to feel the affects of a full moon.  Some people appear very restless and uneasy.  Others feel energized.  Somehow the energy of the moon calls us to pay attention so we may transform and grow.   Since ancient times, people have gathered and prayed during this time as they honoured the energy of the moon.  Native Americans call her Grandmother Moon.

A full moon on a clear night is always breathtaking.  In the stillness of the night Grandmother Moon’s brilliance radiates to us.  We can feel an energy that opens us to be our ‘fullest’ at this time.  The time of the full moon is a time to give and share with others and a time to receive understanding, guidance and abundance.   It is a time to receive clarity so we may transform so all our actions and thoughts evolve through our heart love.  The full moon is always a time of cleansing as we release our fears and ways that no longer serve us. It allows us to bring forth our inner power and beauty.

Full Moon Meditation

If you can, take time outdoors during the full moon and soak up its beauty.  Feel the energy of its rays expanding you so you may have a broader view, a wiser view, a cosmic view of the universe.  Raise your hands over your head and feel the joy of the moon.  Open your heart to send love to other beings on earth and to the earth herself.  Bring your hands over your heart and feel the deep love of Grandmother Moon within.  Allow this Divine Feminine love to flow into every part of your body to comfort and heal and balance your energy.

Now send this love out into the universe. Ask for blessings for Mother Earth and all peoples.  Envision a peaceful world with clean water, abundance of food and compassionate hearts. Give great gratitude for experiencing this beautiful moment in the moonlight and for all your blessings…for the gift of life.

If you cannot go outside, you can still connect indoors.  Light a candle to represent the moon or simply close your eyes and meditate about the beauty of the full moon and all her blessings.

Enjoy your meditation in the moonlight.  Feel the joy within and celebrate as if all your prayers and dreams have already happened.  Each day hold the feeling of joy and allow the universe to bring to you what you desire to manifest.  Share these joyful feelings of Grandmother Moon’s radiance with everyone you meet.

Pay attention to how you are feeling during the next full moon.  Grandmother Moon may have some guidance for you.

Peacefully Jane

 

 

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Healing After Loss: Meditation for Grieving

by: Tris Thorp

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Grief can be one of the most difficult things to overcome and can make us feel like we’ve been thrown into an emotional storm. Grief, at its core, is overwhelming sadness caused by a loss of someone or something we love. Grief can take on many forms, such as:

  • Anger
  • Fear
  • Loneliness
  • Depression
  • Regret

Grief’s many forms have a way of holding us hostage in a sea of emotional despair for what feels like an eternity.

There is no template to follow when we lose someone or something that was deeply meaningful to us. Everybody experiences loss and grief differently and uniquely, and even the things we grieve about may vary. Russell Friedman, executive director of the Grief Recovery Institute, defines grief as the “conflicting feeling caused by a change or an end in a familiar pattern or behavior.” He adds that “grief isn’t limited to the death of a loved one or even traditionally recognized losses such as divorce.”

“We’re talking about loss as the real or perceived deprivation of something one considers meaningful,” says Keren Humphrey, a retired counseling professor and author of the book, Counseling Strategies for Loss and Grief. Humphrey says, “If it’s meaningful for me and I lose it, then it’s loss, whether you think it is or not.”

If you find yourself in a place of grieving, an important question to ask yourself is, “Have I grieved enough—culturally and personally?” Some cultures suggest there is a period of time one should spend in the grieving process. For others, it’s just a matter of moving through each day to the best of their ability and, in time, finding that the intensity of the emotion begins to lift.

Approaches to Resolving Grief

One of the things that (eventually) helps a person overcome grief is the recognition that the person who is no longer with us wouldn’t want us to be suffering. They would want us to remember the good times, to go about our lives and be happy, and to celebrate the love we shared.

Lack of resolution or completion is something that prevents the grief from releasing, both during the grieving process and long after. So how can we find resolution or completion without the other person being present? There is an ancient—and current—concept or technique to help us move through this process. It’s called forgiveness.

An approach to resolving grief is, first and foremost, to identify the emotion we’re feeling and to be still with it for however long we need to. Another technique to bring about completion is to overcome any blocks to remembering the positive things, by consciously choosing to place our awareness on the fond and fun memories. And, finally, to have any conversations that we need to have to bring closure to unexpressed communications.

This meditation can help you loosen the grip and begin to bring resolution to your grief.

Meditation for Grieving

Whenever you find yourself feeling overwhelmed with grief for the loss of a loved one, take a few minutes to sit in stillness by following these meditation steps.

  1. Find a comfortable place to sit upright where you won’t be disturbed for 15 to 20 minutes. Make yourself comfortable with pillows or a blanket.
  2. Begin to breathe slowly and deeply, and place your attention on how you are feeling—both emotionally and physically. Try not to analyze what you are feeling and rather, just be in the experience. Acknowledge your emotions in a gentle and loving way.
  3. Imagine the face of the person you are grieving. You may think of it as a manifestation of their spirit or just see it as a memory in your mind.
  4. Now, consider anything that needs to be said or forgiven and begin to have a conversation with them. Visualize this happening in your mind, now. Spend a few minutes saying whatever it is that you need to say from your heart. Then hear them saying whatever they need to say to you from their heart. Tell them you forgive them and hear them tell you that they forgive you, too. Focus on the conversation taking place in a loving and compassionate way—a giving and receiving of open, loving communication with this person.
  5. Next, focus in on any one of the most positive memories you can bring to mind with this person and immerse yourself in this memory. Relive the happy, fun times and the deep connections that you shared, knowing that what allows grief to release is positive, happy moments.
  6. When you are finished, take a few slow, deep breaths. Sit quietly for a few minutes and bring your meditation to an end. Do this meditation as often as you need to and know that you can always return to this space whenever you want to feel at peace.

The grieving process takes time. There is no quick or easy way out of the pain and suffering that we endure as a result of losing someone or something that we love dearly. Yet, it is important to feel the emotions as they are moving through us rather than avoiding or burying them. Pretending that we’re fine when we’re not is how we suppress emotional pain that will later show up as any number of physiological symptoms down the road.

As Michael Brown said in his book, The Presence Process: A Journey Into Present Moment Awareness, “The only way out is through, and the only way through is in.”The best thing you can do is to honor yourself as you move through your process by practicing self-compassion and tending to your grief in an honest and gentle way.

 

Many thanks to Tris Throp for sharing this article.

May love sustain and guide your through your grieving process.

Peacefully,

Jane

Jane Rosalea Booth, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master

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“Still is your mind

Open is your heart

It is not anywhere, not anyone

It is lightness, love of Self

To radiate your love to others

To share your joy every moment

To be one in love

With All.”

Jane Rosalea Booth, In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

Meditation is the key to unlocking our inner wisdom that leads us to feeling peaceful and more aware of who we truly are.  Taking a few minutes, in silence, each day transforms your life dramatically.

During each meditation, breathe in and out to become relaxed and begin to let go of your daily stress and anxieties as your mind and body begins to relax.  Move your awareness to your heart and release your fears by asking spirit to dissolve them.   Fill your heart with the love that naturally flows inwards each time you mediate.  Open your heart to experience this love and soothe and relax in its warmth and beauty.  Feel yourself in a beautiful place, an inner sanctuary.  Enjoy this inner sanctuary within where there is only love, peace and stillness.  Stay there as long as you desire. Begin to experience an inner spiritual connection where you feel divinely loved in each moment.  Soak up all this loving energy and know that it is always presence to support you.  Feel deep gratitude for all your blessings.

Bring this loving energy back into your outer world…now share it with others…peace, love, compassion…

Peacefully, Jane

11709538_10152829565162303_6161609573751527717_nJane Rosalea Robertson, BA, CSW,  Authorized IONS Conscious Aging Workshop Facilitator, 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 Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth)

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MEAFORD ‘A PEACEFUL WAY’ WEEKLY WORKSHOPS

Meditation – Creative Healing Arts – Inspired Living

Join weekly Wednesday afternoon ‘Peaceful Way Workshop’ with Jane Robertson.  Register today – e-mail: janerobertson182@gmail.com

We gather to explore holistic (body-mind-spirit) topics and meditations that will awaken your consciousness, expand your intuitive abilities, relax your mind and body and deepen your spiritual awareness.

Learn through meditation to relax and calm your body and mind and discover how to bring more peace into your daily life. Each week enjoy various holistic topics, soulful music, chants, mantras, drumming, creative healing arts, sacred geometry to awaken your creative consciousness and personal well-being.

2015-02-16 13.58.23Jane Robertson, BA, CSW has worked for years with women who are on a spiritual path and are interested in personal empowerment and transformation. Her author name is Jane Rosalea Booth. She is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking and USUI Reiki Practitioner and Teacher.

Register now for Fall Wednesday afternoons for the Peaceful Way workshops.

Time: Every Wednesday afternoon – 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m

After a summer break group begins September 16, 2015

Location: Jane’s home Meaford – directions with registration

Register Today – limited seating –

Contact Jane at : e-mail janerobertson182@gmail.com

Fee: $11.30 per workshop Visit

Looking forward seeing you at our Fall Peaceful Way Workshops,

Peacefully, Jane

2015-02-16 13.58.23About Jane: Jane Rosalea Booth-Robertson, BA, CSW, an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for meditation, inner peace and spiritual self-mastery. Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Workshops and Retreats.

IN SILENCE FRONT COVER sm Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth)

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There is something in music that transcends and unites. This is evident in the sacred music of every community…. music that expresses the universal yearning that is shared by people all over the globe.”
~ His Holiness The Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Peaceful Path Personal Sound Healing

 Sound was the earliest tool used by humans for vibrational healing. Mothers used their voices to calm their babies.  When a person was hurt, they groaned.  Our bodies are vibrating all the time as we are energy beings.  Sound is a vibration, moving in waves.  Wikipedia describes sounds as  “a traveling wave which is an oscillation of pressure transmitted through a solid, liquid, or gs, composed of frequencies within the range of hearing and of a level sufficiently strong to be heard, or the sensation stimulated in organs of hearing by such vibrations”.  When we pull a sting on a guitar, the strings next to it vibrates from the sound produced. In the same way, our body responds to sounds around us. Sound frequencies can be a wonderful healing tool.

We each have our own likes and dislikes of music.  We know that listening to loud sounds can damage our hearing.  However, soft sounds calm and relax us.  Music affects our emotions and evoke memories.  Dance music makes us want to move and be active.   We only have to be aware of the power of sound and use it as a key to healing and to assists us to know ourselves more fully as vibrational beings.  In my holistic natural sound therapy, I use sound – tuning forks, chants, toning, drumming, rattles, bells –  for personal healing and for my clients.

Drumming:

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.

Tuning Forks:

I use sound with my Reiki sessions as it relaxes and assists in balancing my clients’ energies centers, known as chakras.  Sound is a vibrational healing and I pass tuning forks over and around the body, the body responds to these vibrations by relaxing and calming.  When our bodies are calm, they can heal naturally.

Chants:

Chanting has also been used since ancient times for healing.  Try chanting your own name or tone the vowel sounds – a, e, i,o,u  – and feel how your body responds.  Feel the sound stirring and awaking and illuminating each cell in your body.  Imagine each cell receiving love as you chant. The “Ohm” sound is wonderful to use as you begin to meditate as it opens your consciousness to the Divine as your body soothes and calms from this sound.  “Ahhh…is a sound for heart love.

Mantras:

Mantras are phrases or sentences that are repeated over and over.  The ancient Vedic teachings have many mantras to use for all areas of our lives.   I use simple ones that I make up.  Before I go to sleep I repeat “I am calm.  I am peace. I am calm. I am peace.”  Then, I drift off into a peaceful night’s sleep.  Each religion has its mantras to repeat.  Roman Catholic’s hold rosary beads as they repeat  mantras.  Hindus and Buddhist use mala beads as they repeat their sacred mantras.

Dance – Paneurhythmy

Dance has brought people together to celebrate in community throughout the ages.  Panueurhythmy is a community dance that lifts the spirit, exercises our bodies and brings us together in harmony with all life.

Paneurhythmy is a rhythmic dance exercise that helps connect to nature, to the universe and one another to bring joy into our lives.  It has been called the Dance of Life, Dance of the Soul, Dance of Joy.  It was created in the 1930’s by Peter Duenov in Bulgaria to bring more love and harmony to the Bulgarian people.  He saw this dance as way to bring people into unity, to exercise for their health, to be in touch with nature and to improve relationships with others so we may have peaceful communities.

The word PANEURHYTHMY is composed from three roots:

  • PAN universal
  • EV or EU and –supreme, the essence
  • RHYTHM –rightness in movementHere is a teaching video that was filmed in British Columbia. http://vimeo.com/51373222

    In June we will be gathering weekly to dance Paneurhythmy and learn new movements. Date and Time to be announced.

Finding your own Sound

You have a natural resonance (vibration) with the harmony of the Universe.  As you meditate, ask for your own sound(s) to use for your personal healing and well-being.  Listen…and you will receive a sound or words for you.  Find your own voice.  Sing your own song.

As I use the tuning forks with clients, I chant or tone intuitively.  Before each session, I ask that I will receive the sound that will assist my client.  I am always amazed at the sounds that I receive.  They are usually short words that have no meaning to me, such as tat or wha or tume and they flow together.  I’ve learned not to question what I receive but simply share them.  My clients love them and I always look forward to new mantras or chants that I receive.

Personal Sound Awareness

 Become aware of what music you are listening to each day.  Is it healthy for your body? As I was watching the TV program the Voice this  evening, I was very aware of what music resonated with my body.  Some were just too harsh and brash for me.   Use of swearing words in songs brings negativity, so watch your language.   Listen to the sounds in your daily life and think about how they are affecting your health.  Try to get rid of loud, harsh sounds as they are harmful.  Teens think is it cool to swear and be loud, but their bodies and souls are asking for peace and kindness.

Sound Energy and Reiki Sessions

I am available weekly for Sound/Reiki Sessions for energy balancing, relaxation and stress reduction.  I personalize the session with chants and toning to meet your needs. The sessions are 1 ½ hours in Meaford, Ontario Canada.  Please e-mail: goldenlightcentre@rogers.com  In the spring and summer months, I travel to nearby areas for home appointments for those who cannot travel.  Discover how vibrational healing can improve and sustain your health and well-being.  My fee is $50.00 per session plus HST.

Peacefully, Jane

Jane Rosalea Robertson, 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, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) http://www.peacefulpathretreat.wordpress.com  next retreat May 23-25/14 Register now. http://www.innerpeacereiki.wordpress.com

 

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Matsuo Basho (1644 – 1694) is considered the greatest Japanese haiku poet. Here are four of his most-loved winter haiku poems:

Winter Solitude

by Matsuo Basho

Winter solitude –
in a world of one color
the sound of wind.

Winter Garden

by Matsuo Basho

Winter garden,
the moon thinned to a thread,
insects singing.

First Winter Rain

by Matsuo Basho

First winter rain –
even the monkey
seems to want a raincoat.

When the Winter Chrysanthemums Go

by Matsuo Basho

When the winter chrysanthemums go,
there’s nothing to write about
but radishes.

At my last women’s retreat, our group wrote Haiku poetry after a spirit walk in nature. They created beautiful poems.  Haiku is one of my favourite forms of poetry.

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Matsuo Bashō (松尾 芭蕉?, 1644 – November 28, 1694), born Matsuo Kinsaku
(松尾 金作?), then Matsuo Chūemon Munefusa (松尾 忠右衛門 宗房?),[2][3]
was the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. During his lifetime, Bashō was recognized for his works in the collaborative haikai no renga form;today, after centuries of commentary, he is recognized as the greatest master of haiku (at the time called hokku). His poetry is internationally renowned, and in Japan many of his poems are reproduced on monuments and traditional sites.

Bashō was introduced to poetry at a young age, and after integrating himself into the intellectual scene of Edo (modern Tokyo), he quickly became well known throughout Japan. He made a living as a teacher, but renounced the social, urban life of the literary circles and was inclined to wander throughout the country, heading west, east, and far into the northern wilderness to gain inspiration for his writing. His poems were influenced by his firsthand experience of the world around him, often encapsulating the feeling of a scene in a few simple elements.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsuo_Bash%C5%8D

Peace and joy,

Jane

About Jane:

Jane Rosalea Booth-Robertson, BA, CSW, 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 Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats.

Join Jane for a Peaceful Way Women’s mini retreat day February 15th. Meaford ON Register: e-mail: goldenlightcentre@rogers.com

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