MenoSunday; Life Lived Lovingly

Last week I introduced you to "यं ", the 'yumn' focus for the heart. As so often happens when one allows the flow of energy to run its course, there were a number of things which took place for me the following week which confirmed strength of heart-centredness and capital 'ell' Love. One I can share with you is the arrival on a channel I subscribe to of heart chakra meditation! Although it shows as being published on the 12th, it did not come to my notice until the 17th - day after last MenoSunday. One doesn't question why this timing was such, but accepts the flow and rhythm... in the same way one ought to accept and flow with the tones and tingles of these Tibetan bowls, whilst gazing into "यं " and releasing all thoughts other than Love.

Allow the sounds to wash over your being, cleansing and pacifying. Know the vibration of the Lord as you connect to that Higher Essence, which resides within you and all others in the world.

Maximise this to fullscreen, sit comfortably, by not loungingly; keep the spine as erect as possible without strain and ensure your breathing is quiet and even. Loosen those shoulders, shake out the neck - keep the head level (which means the screen will ideally be directly in front of you) - hold the hands loosely on your lap, palms up or fingers lightly interlaced. Do not think "I am meditating". Sure fire way to send monkey mind into full swing! Instead, simply think, "there is "यं", let me follow it" and then just sit with it and the sounds. Whilst this vid is three hours long, you do not have to go through the whole thing - but do try to stay with it for at least half an hour. 'Tab' it to your watch later file in the tubular and make use of it for those moments you need healing and reminding that the heart is strong even as it yields.

Be aware, too, that this makes good background sound in the home or office - aural incense! Even if you do not wish to sit and focus, just having these subtle sounds around help to calm the energy of the space they touch. Give it a try and note the effects.

For those who would like to take meditation more seriously, do remember that this is covered in-depth on AUM-days over at the Aatmaavrajanam bloggy!

Blessed Sunday to you all, dear ones. YAM xx

Menorise [men-oh-rIse]; the process of inculcation.

“If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, then you must accept the terms it offers you.”
(T S Eliot)

` © Yamini Ali MacLean

Menoloud - Shout Out and Stand Up

I came back to Dunoon on Wednesday. The originally planned one week in Edinburgh turned into two, as often happens. Was able to be of further use to the father - like the baking lessons. Then there was the calendar production. Some technical stuff too. It's getting closer to where daily assistance is really required - but he's holding on to that independence with grit.

When I got back, there was the obligatory pile of post behind the front door. Surprisingly, most of it was genuine, needs-attention (and money) stuff, with only a couple of junk items.

Most impawtant of all, though, was this.............

A button to replace the one which was sadly lost when out and about one day. I love my Greta button and shall wear it proudly. THANK YOU ANGEL GRETA AND FURMILY!!!

The timing was pawfect for me to post this today, because it is also one of the days this month when our televisions will be shouting out loud about fund-raising for cancer research.

Stand Up to Cancer is a global effort, but the UK version is running this very day!

Long-term readers will know that my mother successfully came through breast cancer and had 12 wonderful years before another, highly-aggressive, gut-based form did for her. She had the most amazing support and care at our local hospice, one of the Marie Curie charity, and it is that particular establishment which I choose to support monthly. (See the Bits'n'Badges page for my regulars.)

Whichever of the many cancer-related charities is close to your heart, shout out loud and strong on its behalf!!!