Water is Life

I’ve been off for a while – I’ve had a couple of very busy weekends, and wasn’t able to write. And in the two weeks since Samhain (Halloween), the world has gone crazy.

At least according to part of the population.

One thing is for sure – we live in interesting times.

waves-circles-285359_1920In all the turmoil surrounding the election and its aftermath, the turmoil at Standing Rock has fallen off the radar for many. Thankfully, not all have forgotten.

The Aquarian Tabernacle Church delivered a load of much needed fire wood to the Standing Stone Camp this weekend.

Our local circle did a ritual on Saturday for healing the waters, directing energy to our local waters as well as to the water protectors at Standing Rock. And then I found out that there is a worldwide prayer at sunset (local time) tonight, offering prayers to your local body of water. And yes, I will be participating.

Part of the ritual was a meditation for healing the waters. I wrote it back in 2010, when millions of barrels of oil were spilling into the Gulf of Mexico. And as I was reading the guided meditation again, it came to me that I needed to record this meditation, and make it available.

I have recorded the Healing the Waters Guided Meditation for you. All proceeds (your full purchase amount, less any PayPal fees) from the sale of this mp3 will go to support the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, because water is life.

I had hoped to have the recording ready for the blog post, and I forgot how long the editing process takes! Then I thought about delaying this post until I have the editing completed, and I wanted you to know about the prayer action tonight.

Healing the Waters Guided Meditation
Price: $9.97

Alternately, you can donate directly to Standing Rock. Keep our waters safe and clean!

Blessings,

Mary

 

New Meditations Available and Coupon Code for Half Price

Happy Labor Day! Today’s post will be short and sweet. If you haven’t browsed around the site lately, there are a few new meditations available.

Spiritual Grounding Guided Meditation

Spiritual Grounding Guided Meditation

First, the free stuff! I still plan to do another teleseminar about the benefits of grounding, and until then, you can download the Spiritual Grounding Guided Meditation here, my gift to you!

 

A Walk with Kali Guided Meditation

A Walk with Kali Guided Meditation

I have been extremely remiss in getting the Walks With the Goddess guided meditations uploaded on the site here. As of today, I am all caught up!

 

 

 

A Walk with Baba Yaga Guided Meditation

A Walk with Baba Yaga Guided Meditation

A Walk with Kali Guided Meditation, A Walk with Baba Yaga Guided Meditation, and A Walk with Artemis Guided Meditation are all now available.

 

A Walk with Artemis Guided Meditation

A Walk with Artemis Guided Meditation

I’ve just sent my artist, Katana Leigh, two more meditations. We hope to have them available for you soon!

For the next week, you can get any of the guided meditation audios on the site for HALF OFF! Use coupon code LABORDAY. And enjoy your time off!

Blessings,

Mary

How Do You Know if it is the Right Opportunity?

This week my mentor contacted me about a new opportunity to learn from her mentor. He’s involved with a new company that is launching a new service in about a month. To assist people that join his team, he is offering all of his training materials for free to those who sign up.

Tough DecisionNow, I have a very healthy skepticism when it comes to any network marketing. I’ve put it my time, in quite a number of different companies. At one point, I was involved in something like 4 or 5 different MLM companies at the same time! I hosted parties, I paid for training, I bought leads and did cold calling, all of it, and with very little success.

Don’t get me wrong. I believe network marketing is a viable system, and I don’t knock the people who have found success with it. I also think that I am not the right kind of person to really do well with network marketing. All the attempts and failures have really jaded me that it will work for me. And all the hype that tends to go with MLM opportunities? It kind of makes my skin crawl.

Theoretically, that’s not what I would be joining this particular opportunity for. I would be joining it for the access to my mentor’s mentor. And what a fantastic opportunity that is – he never offers his training this inexpensively.

Unfortunately, and especially after talking things over with my husband, I cannot justify the expense right now, even for the training. No matter how much I want to. I tell myself that if I worked just a little and signed up a few people, it would pay for my training, and hey, maybe even earn me a little extra money, too!

In meditation this morning, a song lyric kept going through my mind:

You leave a lot to be desired,

But I still desire you.

To me that says even though part of me wants to accept this offer, there is still something missing.

I also have to honor my husband’s opinion. And when I really check in with myself, my heart isn’t in it. But is that just the regret of having to pass up a good opportunity? I don’t have the sales skills to do this again. It would take me away from creating the course I want to create and share with you. On the other hand, this would help me learn more of the sales skills I need to be able to share the course with you.

AAAAAHHHHHHHHHH! I’m torn!

What do you think? If you are in the US (its not available in Canada yet, another strike against it for me at the moment), would you be interested in an opportunity to get unlimited mobile service, data and text for $49/month, with the possibility for being paid back for referring your friends? If so, send me an email and I will invite you to the opportunity. I’d give you a direct link, but you have to invite people individually. If no one emails, I totally understand – this isn’t the right time for me to enter this opportunity.

Blessings,

Mary

Message from the Earth

I still haven’t managed to go sit in the woods. We are still battling illness in my house, so I have either been nursing my children, or myself!

Even though I haven’t sat outside to meditate yet, I make a point of grounding – connecting with the Earth – every day.

Bare feet GroundingOne morning, during my grounding I was feeling and expressing gratitude to the Earth for supporting me, and for being my battery. I recharge every morning by grounding, and at night grounding helps me relax. As I was feeling this deep gratitude, a message came to me:

You want to heal the Earth? GROUND!

Connect with the Earth. Put your bare feet and hands in the grass or the dirt or the sand, hug a tree, sit on the ground. Reach out and connect in some way EVERY DAY.

Just as a person cannot thrive without physical contact, neither can the Earth.

I received images of children in orphanages who are given minimal care who turn their faces to the wall and fade away; elderly in “care” homes who have no visitors slowly fading into the past.

The farther we move into our technological world of virtual realities, the more disconnected we become from the Earth and from the natural world. I know this, I see this, I feel this, and even I am not willing to give up my computer or my smartphone! 😀

Message From The Earth: Just as a person cannot thrive without physical contact, neither can the earth.

Message From The Earth: Just as a person cannot thrive without physical contact, neither can the earth.

I’m thinking of offering a free teleclass on grounding, with a guided meditation to help you learn to ground. What do you think? Is that something you would be interested in? I look forward to hearing from you!

(Edited: YES! You did! Get the free grounding meditation here.)

Blessings,

Mary

 

Take a Moment…

While doing some research for my guided meditations recently, I came across a site that I am quite looking forward to making a regular visit to:

The Life Balance Institute‘s “Take a Moment” page.

Each week on Monday they release a brief video moment, an opportunity to reflect, think and be inspired.  I can’t wait to see what nect week’s moment is!

Take a Moment, and treat yourself!

Blessings,

Mary

Take some time, and get your life in balance…

Chocolate Meditation

The Peaceful Woman has recently begun Meet-Ups throughout the US and Canada.  The premiere meet-up theme was, “When you can’t access Peaceful, reach for Chocolate!”

At first this sounds like a sales pitch for Hershey’s, but when you get past that, it is really a metaphor to remind us to slow down and access our center.

Rachel Flower, a fellow Peaceful Woman, created a special Chocolate Sensory Meditation for the meet-ups, and it is available to download and experience for yourself.  You will never eat chocolate the same way again!

Blessings,

Mary

Get your free full-length guided meditation here.

Why Guided Meditation?

When I tell people that I write guided meditations, I get a lot of smiles and nods.  Most people have heard of or tried some form of meditation, but don’t know exactly what “guided” meditation is.

I gave this explanation to a couple of colleagues a few weeks ago, and around their giggles, they both said I had to video it and put it on my site.

In a true procrastinator’s style, it took me about two months to take the video, and another week to upload it.

So here is is: my video explanation of guided meditation.  Enjoy!

Blessings,

Mary

The Benefits Of Guided Meditation Music

Learn more about the different types of music available to help with meditation in this article by Ben Pate.

Meditation With Music provides a powerful element to the effort to bring balance to the mind and body. This is accomplished through meditative practices or in normal life situations. A person will find that this type of music is growing in popularity as more people become aware of its ability to positively change lives.

Read the rest of the article here…

Blessings,

Mary

Get your free full-length guided meditation here.