Become Death

A few weeks ago I had a meditation unlike any other I’d had before. In the visualization, I was walking out along the high ridge that looks out over the sea. It was very early in the morning — the sun had not yet come up, but the sky was ruddy and growing lighter every…

Downloadable Meditations for Relaxation and Peace

It’s been over six months in the making, but I finally finished it: a brand-new set of eight downloadable guided meditations, which can be purchased separately or as part of a big Relaxation Package along with a 20-page Guide to Relaxation and Peace. ┬áIn keeping with my philosophy of donation-based offerings, all meditations are available…

Merry Meetings: Guest Post on the Meet a Guide Meditation

Peter O’Gamhna first contacted me a few months ago, to share his experiences with the free guided meditation “Meet a Guide”. He found himself talking to an entity that identified himself as Apollo… but who seemed a bit “distant” and definitely did not take on Apollo’s classic appearance! Since then Peter’s journey with meditation has…

Meet a Guide: Free Guided Meditation

The meditation is in mp3 format, is 22 MB, and lasts 18.5 minutes. There is a link here and also at the bottom of this post. For me, meditation provides the simplest, richest, and most effective window into whatever issues are most urgent and troubling in my life. It doesn’t matter what I’m struggling with…

Meditation: At the Bottom of the Faerie Pool

The past couple of days I’ve been struggling with a quick, sharp stomach bug. It’s nearly gone now, but it was rough: I lost ten pounds in less than a week. Yesterday evening, I was over the worst of it, and soaking in the tub; and I slipped into the following dream/meditation: The Pool I…

Meditation on Money: Becoming the Wolf at the Door

My wife and I are finally having to face up to the fact that we really haven’t done such a great job of handling our money over the last 10 years. When we started out, we were just poor graduate students. We were fortunate in that we didn’t have much debt, but on the other…

My Favorite Meditation: Part III

In these previous posts I described the first two parts of my favorite meditation, a three-part sequence which I use to find peace. The first part removes unpleasant feelings and attachments, emptying the mind; the second part fills the heart with compassion and kindness. This third part “locks in” the first two parts by bringing…

My Favorite Meditation: Part II

Loving Kindness. This is the second post in a series describing the three-part meditation I do that always brings me peace. The first part, described here, describes briefly how to identify exactly what’s bothering you and release it. This leaves your mind empty, clear, and open. Now you need to fill it up with something…

My Favorite Meditation: Part I

Tell me, men of learning, what is Longing made from? What cloth was put in it that it does not wear out with me? Gold wears out, silver wears out, velvet wears out, silk wears out, Every ample garment wears out — yet Longing does not wear out. Great Longing, cruel Longing, is breaking my…