Guided Meditations

BuddhaIt would be ideal to be able to meditate first thing in the morning when you wake up. I try to meditate in bed when I am still in that alpha level,which is the brain wave level when you are in a relaxed state or about to fall a sleep.

I am still working on it because I find that sometimes or quite often my mind takes over before I realize it or I fall back to sleep. I then have to bring myself back and empty my mind of all thought. If I fall asleep I just allow it.

I find that my day goes much better when I meditate. I am a more peaceful person, easier to get along with. If I just jump into my day I tend to become stressed, anxious and the day is strained. I am much more in tune with my deeper self when I meditate. Everything is more relaxed, more filled with ease.

Guided meditations are sometimes very useful when one is very tired, especially when your mind is tired and it is hard to let go. I enjoy finding them on You Tube.

Just recently, like I said in my last post, I have been listening to Esther Hicks ( or Abraham) and visiting her website. She had some wonderful meditations, very relaxing on well being. I will put the link for you below so you can go straight to it if you would like to try it.

The music is really relaxing in this particular video and the scenery is beautiful. It is also very uplifting. There are many other guided meditations out there to try. I recommend you try different ones and see which one works the best for you. Not only do I find them relaxing, but  they also help me to be more in touch with my deeper self.

NamasteNamaste

Here is the link I promised you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THJC4mmJOxE

Morning Mate

ImageEvery morning I drink yerba mate on of my mate gourds with a nifty metal straw that has springs on it. My sister brought it back for me from Argentina when she went for a visit. Mate gets me going in the morning. It wakes up my brain and it does not have the down-shifting feeling that coffee gives me a little while after I drink it.

This morning I mixed two different kinds of yerba mate for my breakfast. One brand is the strongest named Canarias and it, like the old saying goes “will grow hair on your chest”. Not really, just kidding ( Not good for us women). The other is a more smooth brand, Nobleza Gaucha.

I like to sip it on the way to work, which in my case is a specialty printing company that my husband, son and I have started (if you need printing let us know ­čśë ).Then when I arrive I sip it some more while I think of what I need to get done during the day.

Lately I have been listening to Esther Hicks or Abraham Hicks about getting into The Vortex. In one her videos she was explaining how to get into the vortex and how to stay in it. You know that you are in the vortex by the way you feel. When you are feeling positive emotions you are in the vortex. You might ask, what is the  vortex?

It has to do with the Law of Attraction or the Teachings of Abraham you can read about it on their website┬áhttp://www.abraham-hicks.com. Basically the gist of it is that we are a physical and non-physical being or our “physical self” and our “non-physical self” or our “inner being.” These two parts of ourselves communicate with one another. Continue reading

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Mate and Enlightenment

This blog is going to be about a journey to self discovery. It is about finding my true self after much searching and suffering.

It will also be a blog for enjoyment for those who read it because I believe we are, deep down inside, pure joy. We are here to enjoy our lives. So I want to bring joy into this blog as well.

This blog will be about sharing what I discover along the way on this journey of enlightenment hoping it will help whoever reads it on their own journey.

Oh, and I forgot, the mate… Well yerba mate is a strong green tea that people drink in places like Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay and other countries in South America. They also drink it in some middle eastern countries.

You can drink yerba mate in a gourd like you see it in the picture with a metal straw or you can brew it like loose-leaf tea. I will be sharing more about that later on in my blog.

You might ask what is the reason for my title, “Mate and Enlightenment”? Well yerba mate has a different kind of caffeine and you get a boost of mental clarity as you drink it. It seems to go well with good conversation and getting together with friends.

People drink it alone or sit in a circle with family and friends and pass it around. You can even pass someone a mate now on some social media sites (look it up). So bring your mate next time you drop in for a visit at my blog.

Aloha, namaste, and hasta luego and until later!