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Posts tagged ‘Meditation’

Updates and Meditations for You!

Oh my have I been busy!

I teach a class on this coming Tuesday October 7th – Do It Yourself Energy Medicine. There’s still time to sign-up if you are interested (www.sccce.com).

I have also updated my website to include Testimonials and Resources.

I was so humbled to hear what people had to say about my work as an Energy Healing Practitioner.

If you are looking for your own Energy Healing Practitioner or want to try my services I encourage you to read the Testimonials and Contact Me.

My new location for business is in Hammond, Wisconsin – 1025 Davis St – inside Gilhousen Chiropractic BUT I also do long-distance sessions as well via phone or Skype.

Lastly, I want to share with you 2 NEW MEDITATIONS that I have created for your healing purposes. I think you’re going to love them! You can access them through my website http://www.Korinn.com or through the links below.

The Medicine of Self-Love Meditation

Love is a divine healing tool and self-love has a special medicinal property that aids your inner healing on many levels. I invite you to take 5 minutes for yourself and enjoy this healing meditation.
Click Here to listen

Chakra Healing Meditation

Chakras are a very important part of everyone’s energy system.
They are where the energy of your spirit transforms into the energy of your life.
Clearing your chakras and bringing them into balance can have a tremendous healing effect.
Enjoy this 10 minute meditation and feel the difference!
Click Here to listen

 

 

Children’s Guided Meditation

Today I would like to share a recorded meditation with you. It is from a current unpublished manuscript of mine for a book called Little Gaia and the Secret of the Seed. It is a children’s meditation but is also nicely received by adults of any age. I hope you Enjoy it and thank you for listening.

Online link to an audio file of Little Gaia’s Meditation to Grow your own Seed hosted through a private Facebook link.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=537320869716781&l=3756135662317905793

More Love Stuff…And AcuEnergetics training in May!

The following quotes are from Ambika Wauters book Chakras and their Archetypes: Uniting Energy Awareness and Spiritual Growth.

“Relationships are the most difficult things in life to master. They require a willingness to open our hearts and let love purify us.”

A Meditation from the book:

“Release tension in your chest and focus your awareness in your heart. Repeat the words to yourself: I am love. I am love.”

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Such simple instructions and yet so profound. I find it interesting that this little book has sat in my closet for years and all of a sudden last night I was guided to pick it up and read the chapter focusing on the heart chakra. I read up through this very part and knew this was all I needed to get from it at this time. I also knew I was supposed to share it today with you. I hope you enjoy practicing it during this week of love as we approach the heart-centered holiday of Valentine’s.

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This reminder and meditation links so perfectly with what I have been learning and practicing with my AcuEnergetics studies. We are taught to practice having an open heart and that in doing so nothing sticks to us energetically speaking (you lightworkers know what I’m talking about ;-). The low vibration energy rolls right off like water off a ducks back and does not get stuck in our energy field or create a disturbance for us. This is a new way to live in the world – just being open-hearted and NOT having to protect our heart. I know it is easier said than done and that’s why meditations like this are important so that we can strengthen that muscle of indeed having an open heart.

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I also want to share that AcuEnergetics is coming back from Australia to teach for the second time ever in the USA Level 1: Skills for Living and for the first time ever in the USA Level 2: Inner Alchemy – treating yourself and others. http://www.acuenergetics.com/othertrainingandworkshops.html

This is a very unique opportunity that will be offered in Hudson, WI at Healing Waters Health Center. Over the course of 2 full weekends in May you could be trained through Level 2 AcuEnergetics! The next time they are projected to come back to the USA to teach is not until 2015 so take a look at the link above and see if spirit is calling you 😉

My Awakening Experience and Moving Forward…

Today’s post is in participation of  a writing challenge hosted by the blog Me My Magnificent Self (http://memymagnificentself.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/challenge-2014-my-awakening-experience-and-moving-forward/ ).

It will also be a chapter in an upcoming free e-book! I hope you enjoy my piece.

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Wake up and Smile at Life

It was late November and I was taking a class on Energy Medicine. As part of the class we were guided through an Inner Smile Meditation. I had never practiced this meditation before but was open to the experience. The instructor gently led us through the first step: thinking of something that makes us smile. It could be anything as long as it induced a genuine smile to our face. Instantly I thought of my children and their bright and smiling faces appeared in my mind. It was easy to smile back at them and to feel my heart lighten with joy. The next step was to then drop the smile triggering thought and to just feel. And I mean literally just feel. To shift our attention to our body and really take notice of what our body felt like in that state of inner smiling. It felt great! And for a short blip of time my mind was actually silent because my attention was not in my mind but in my body. The instructor continued to lead us through the meditation guiding us to think of the trigger when our smile had faded and to repeat the process over and over for 10 minutes. I found the meditation to be easy enough to remember and enjoyable so I took his suggested challenge of making it a daily practice.

On day two I found myself at home setting a timer and sitting in the rocking chair in our family sunroom. I began with the same smile triggering thought of my children and continued the repetitive cycle going from thought to smile to feeling and back again for 10 minutes. On day three I started to venture out a little and now was switching up my triggering thoughts to being able to smile at the thought of other people and to memories as well. Each time my smile would fade it became easier to think of a new trigger that genuinely elicited the response of smiling brightly to myself. I realized that a smile is not just an emotional response but it is a gateway to the opening of the heart to experience more joy and presence in one’s life. Spending a simple 10 minutes a day focusing on smiling and feeling my inner smile was balancing me out to be more present in other parts of the day. I wasn’t only feeling its benefit I was living it.

I continued on through day four and five but it wasn’t until day six that I had a spontaneous shift in opening my heart to the simple and the mundane as being worthy smile triggers. As I sat in the rocking chair in the sunroom I prepared to quiet my mind and illicit a trigger thought only this time as I became present in the moment and aware of my surroundings I heard a noise in the background. It was the noise of water running. In fact it was water running into my washing machine. Only moments before I had loaded it mindlessly thinking of something else as I shoved the clothes in, added the detergent, turned and pulled the knob, and closed the lid. Just going through the motions and then walking away ironically to go and be present in meditation. So here I sit having this beautiful and rewarding time to myself as my lovely and tireless washing machine works away for me. The thought made me smile. And in that moment I felt such genuine joy and appreciation for my washing machine. I even giggled out loud a little bit in amusement thinking, “Really, is this really happening? I’m smiling because of my washing machine.” But as I felt into the moment it was undeniably true. The thought of my washing machine working was indeed raising a sense of joy within me and causing me to smile. In moments like this life really is so simple and so beautiful.

I continued on and in the next moment as my smile faded I needed another trigger. This time I focused on feeling the sunshine on my face. A smile came easily to my lips. What a beautiful and simple feeling I thought…sunshine.  And then I dropped the thought and just felt my body. My heart felt so open and so happy as I just breathed and sat there. I continued on for the remainder of the 10 minutes focusing on the simple and the mundane, the blue sky, the chair I sat in, and my house in general. All of these thoughts were able to transcend to feelings of love, joy, and appreciation. No doubt my heart felt full upon completing the 10 minutes that day because I had consciously shifted to being ‘awake’ in viewing the beauty of the world that I was immersed in. It wasn’t the thought of the people who weren’t there, or the memories that had already happened, or even the dreams for the future. It was just me being in the space that I was in. In the space of beautiful, simple, and overflowing life.

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When we stop from the normal rush of the day and practice presence, like in the Inner Smile Meditation, we open to allowing a new state of being in little by little. This is true because awakening, in truth, is not a solitary occurrence but it is an unfolding that deepens over time. It is cyclical in nature in that an opening of consciousness occurs and then each time we come around to that same opening we are able to make it a little bigger and a little bigger letting more awareness in. You see it is not the body that limits us as human beings it is the mind. And even though the inner smile first teaches you to use your mind to feel your body and open your heart it is actually training you to eventually feel that state of joy without any thought needed. It is actually priming you for a more transcendental relationship of using your heart to open your mind. In the shifting of human consciousness it is the heart that will open the mind as we move from being mind-centered beings to becoming heart-centered beings. The Inner Smile Meditation is a great place to begin deepening your own unfolding.  Through it you too will connect with the potential for joy held in every moment, by smiling at life.

My name is Korinn S. Hawkins I am an author, illustrator, and Energy Healing Practitioner.  Please visit my website and my blog at www.Korinn.com and follow me at www.facebook.com/korinnbooks as I continue on my own unfolding journey towards awakening.

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Here is a different version of the Inner Smile Meditation. One you can listen to if you prefer guided meditation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JihP6kiwyvM

Also, the blog challenge continues throughout the month of January. Here is a listing of all of the contributors. I have put in bold the one that appears after mine if you would like to continue by reading a blog a day about awakening. Enjoy!

Awakening to who you truly are… (memymagnificentself.wordpress.com)

January Challenge Schedule…

1st     Barbara  – http://memymagnificentself.wordpress.com

2nd    Paddy    – http://paddypicasso.wordpress.com

3rd     Emanuel- http://emantable.com/musings-of-a-table/

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6th     Julianne – http://juliannevictoria.com

7th     Sarah     – http://rayoflight7777.wordpress.com

8th     Shree     – http://heartsongsblog.wordpress.com

9th     Dace      – http://mywaytotruth.wordpress.com

10th   Korinn    – http://www.korinn.com

11th   Sindy     – http://bluebutterfliesandme.wordpress.com

12th   Stefenie – http://dancingwithstefanie.com

13th   Mick      – http://meticulousmick.wordpress.com

14th   Joss      – http://ccwow.wordpress.com

15th   Megan   – http://mychroniclifejourney.wordpress.com

16th   Pat         – http://patinspire.org

17th   Marga    – http://lifeasimprov.com

18th   Kimberley – http://kimberlyharding.wordpress.com

19th   Becki        – http://isurvivedamurderattackmyfamilydidnt.com

20th   Serena      – http://beingmefromatoz.com

21st   Heather     – http://wildflowerwomen.wordpress.com

22nd  PurpleRay – http://purplerays.wordpress.com

23rd    Sue          – http://suedreamwalker.wordpress.com

24th    M…          – http://seeingm.wordpress.com

25th    Brian G    – http://middlepane.com

26th    Dotta       – http://dottaraphels.wordpress.com

27th    CW          – http://sunflowerrosecw.wordpress.com

28th    Laurie       – http://lauriesnotes.wordpress.com

29th    Debra       – http://ptero9.com

30th    Linda        – http://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com

31th    Michael     – http://navigator1965.wordpress.com

Online Meditation Journey

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“We carry every answer to every problem within ourselves.

The trick is, to stop long enough to listen to our inner voice.”

       ~ Deva Premal and Miten

I have been participating in a 21 day Mantra Meditation Journey with Deva Premal and Miten. I am 2 weeks in and am still in awe of what gifts it brings. The practice of mantra meditation I have done before during Kundalini Yoga, but in this quick and simple 15 minute form, I didn’t know what I was missing! To me this discovery is a little piece of heaven I can return to on a regular basis. The healing contained within the mantras is phenomenal. I walk away feeling healed, balanced, and whole. And it emphasizes the 5th chakra giving me the verbalizing my voice piece that my spirit needs to grow and making it even more potent for my personal process.

I am someone who loves to learn and loves new experiences and this meditation journey has been such a surprise! I did not realize I would get so much from it.

It is still going on so if you too are interested I highly recommend signing up. You can do so through this link: http://www.mentorschannel.com/DevaPremal/21-DayMantraMeditationJourney/LandingPage/

Why not check it out, it is free. Maybe you too will discover what you didn’t know you were missing.