"The very purpose of meditation is to discipline the mind
and reduce afflictive emotions."
~ The Dalai Lama
"At the centre of the Universe, Dwells the Great Spirit.
And that centre is really everywhere. It is within each of us.
~ Black Elk
Meditation as defined by the Oxford Dictionary is "the practice of contemplating and thinking deeply about something", and "the focussing of one's mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation." There are so many beautiful methodologies available, and all that is important is that you experience those practices that you are drawn to, and then create your own combination of discplines and techniques that support the creation of balance, creation and connectedness that you seek.
Meditation has a number of measurable and practical benefits, which include increased creativity, and happiness, better health, stablized moods, improved and heightened brain function, mental clarity and focus, and even helps to strengthen relationships and stabilise inner peace..
In addition to Guided Imagery, I teach a number of different meditation techniques (please see the additional tabs under "Meditation Classes") all with the aim of allowing you to transcend your usual contracted day-to-day state of consciousness, and access the deeper reservoir of stillness, expanded awareness, wisdom and guidance that is always "just beneath the surface".