"Although I speak from my own experience, I feel that no one has the right to impose his or her beliefs on another person. I will not propose to you that my way is best. The decision is up to you. If you find some point which may be suitable for you, then you can carry out experiments for yourself. If you find that it is off no use, then you can discard it." Dalai Lama...

Tuesday, 11 January 2011


I met with three very special ladies today.It is a regular monthly date.... to meditate ;-)

We started meditating together many years ago....about ten I think....can't remember exactly....maybe slightly less.
I can remember the first time I met them. We had all been going to the same Homeopath and when she set up a new meditation group we were all drawn to it. It involved healing through the Chakras.

We met for the first time at a church hall in Cockermouth. There were something like 16 of us began that course. I remember the first meditation, we all sat down and Sheila taught us about chackras and how to open them. She showed us how to protect ourselves and then we began. I remember the feeling that nothing was happening, I couldn't relax, my mind was a whirl, I had never even heard of Chakras;-) I was sure I would never, ever, get it.

It felt important though, this learning to meditate, so I kept going. Month after month it began to happen. Slowly I began to understand. I could switch off, even just for moments at a time, I could visualise, even fleetingly. The healing that happened during those sessions was immense. We all shared ( if we chose to) what the meditation had been like for us. Tears were shed and healing happened for all of us.

Some years later,Sheila's life was to change forever when her son was severely injured in a mountain bike accident.She was obviously in no position to continue the meditaion group.With hope that she would be able to return in the future, a small group of us continued meeting.The number gradually dwindled to just the four of us.

We gradually got to know each other better and, although we never met outside the group, they became the people I trusted the most.We had shared so much - it was ( is ) a very special bond. They were there for me at a pivotal time in my life.

After some time, we decided we didn't need to pay the hall fee's each month and we would meet in each others houses on a rota.This has continued and I never fail to feel uplifted after a meeting.
We have no problem finding things to talk about and the three hours we are together is never long enough:-)

I am blessed to have them in my life and thank them for their continued support and inspiration. 


Michelle said...

lovely post xx

Debra said...

Hi Lynn,
First I’ll introduce myself. I’m a fellow radical unschool mom, writer, piano teacher, recluse, total homebody, Indigo child.

Now on to meditation. For me, not only have there been healing benefits, but a deep and abiding peace has set up permanent residence in my soul.

Meditation gave me the courage to birth at home, as it enabled me to relax and sink into a transcendent state of mind and body. I still spend my mornings alone, trying to center myself.

I once met with a small group of women for weekly meditation, but over time we dispersed for one reason or another. Now I keep to myself and meditate at home.

Thank you for this meaningful post!

Deb said...

Sounds brilliant Lynn, I envy you. There's something quite magical-sounding about 3 women getting together for this sort of thing. Good for you! :D

Lynn said...

Thanks guy's :-) It was one of the most important days of my life when I decided to start meditating with that group.It reminds me constantly that making a decision and stepping off on a new path opens doors you never even knew were there and sets things in motion you could never have invisaged, taking you to places you could never imagine.xxx

Tracy said...

After a recent injury I started taking Yoga to help the healing process. The instructor always closes the class with a bit of meditation and I have to say it is a nice addition to my day now.