After experiencing different types of meditation and following personal experiences with Gurus and Teachers, I have come to the realisation that the Inner Guru is my highest teacher and that listening to my heart, tuned to the world around me, to Mother Earth and to all human beings, is where my daily practice is. This where I feel at home and where I want to share the blessings, abundance, love and grace that we have all been given at birth.
I run two different types of meditation, Heart2Heart meditation and Kriya Yoga breathing techniques and meditation.
This meditation is run once a month, sometimes twice. As the name suggests it centres mainly on our heart, with a series of breathing techniques that cleanse our heart and heart pathways. This leads to an experience of meditation coming from a loving and nurturing heart. Those breathing techniques vary depending on the energy of that day and of the group.
The main purpose of this meditation is to be of service. Service to oneself, empowering ourselves to see our inner beauty and essence through the eyes of our heart, and service to others through sending healing to conflicted areas of the world, to deprived, dis-eased or long-suffering groups or individuals and to planet Earth. We visualise the manifestation of peace on earth and embracing all.
Coming from the heart is very simple, but it implies being truthful as it is only in one's truth that one can rejoice in our own heartbeat.
Kriya Yoga Breathing Technique and meditation
Kriya Yoga is a set of breathing techniques which calm and attune our body, mind and spirit to help us deal with everyday life, while helping us to go deeper into meditation and grow spiritually.
It was initially described in Paramahansa Yogananda's book Autobiography of a Yogi. The book showed, amongst other things, how kriya yoga was created for humanity by the great avatar Babaji (Indian Christ Master) to help individuals strive for inner peace and self-realisation.
With the the Kriya Yoga breaths, we clear the pathway to our inner selves, our inner seed. As we connect to the peace within, we start spreading it around, not by doing anything but simply by being. This eternal being is always silently present, silently witnessing, it is home.
Feeling and experiencing the meditation following the Kriya Yoga breathing is quite personal and remarkable. Nevertheless that deep inner peace, connecting us to the One and the All, is always omnipresent.
I sometimes alternate the Kriya Yoga breaths with the Heart2Heart meditation, depending on the energy of the day and the group. In our monthly meetings I tend to follow the flow and see where we are all guided to go.
All about meditation
By meditating regularly we become whole, healed and at one. Our core or essence becomes stronger and our soul purpose becomes further revealed. As a result, inner peace blossoms, and this inner peace is like a lotus in a pond. The lotus is pure and beautiful despite the murky mud it grows out of.
As we go further into the heart of our meditation we remain pure and truthful to our inner being, despite the turmoil we experience around us - like the lotus growing out of the mud.
Practicing meditation on a daily basis will strengthen your core light and you will become more resilient to the effects of the outwardly-oriented world we live in.
I firmly believe that anything rising from the heart in meditation and in the stillness of one's being, be it thoughts, words or deeds, can only help us to live a better life, by being kinder and more loving to ourselves and each other. Therefore we improve the quality and foundation of our daily lives.
The monthly group is not my meditation group - I am just the facilitator. I have no sense of ownership. The group is open for questions and sharing and all participants are invited to join in, since everybody's point of view is sacred and important. I mainly lead the breathing and meditation but any query arising from the session can be answered by anybody.
If you would like to know more about the monthly meditation contact Miriam directly.
About teaching meditation
I think of myself mainly as a teacher born with an inquisitive mind, questioning everything - to the consternation of the teachers I have had. I listen to other people's thoughts, opinions, views and voices through my own experience, my own spiritual path, and not through any books nor theory. As Buddha himself said:
“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumoured by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”
Ultimately, only when you question will your mind and heart function as one. You will become whole, standing in your own truth and power and you'll know what is right for you by following your inner guidance.
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