You are much more than your body. Sitting by a quiet lake is not the only place where you can go within ‘you’ to that place where no one else can go; a place free of mind clutter and stress.
Meditation, allows you to connect with the finest and brightest within you. Others can tell you how they solved their problems, but only ‘you’ can find the Solutions that are right for you. When you look within, you can find your answers/your solutions. “Meditation is finding that place within you where anything is possible”–Buddha.
In classes as I guide you through Japanese Reiki meditations or listening to one of my original guided meditations you can find yourself going beyond ordinary levels of consciousness. Beyond ordinary levels of consciousness you can reach a peaceful state that has many benefits. When you stop thinking, without falling asleep, you go to a place where you can find treasures that are solely yours.
In classes I learned from Hiroshi Doi Sensei that meditation is a method of looking within to purify your mind and be one with the cosmic consciousness.
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When you practice daily meditation it can . . .
improve your memory and learning skills
purposely create aha moments <read more>
helps you to uncover the tranquility and joy stored within your inner conscious.
The stillness you enter into in meditation is void of mind clutter and all the triggers of stress; your mind is quiet and a quiet mind is an insightful mind. Aristotle said, “The energy of the mind is the essence of life”. <read melting stress>
The original guided meditations I offer privately and in workshops allow you to observe events you have forgotten and past lives. <see healing sessions>
Sunday March 25th from 12:00 – 3:00 PM the workshop ‘Down the Rabbit Hole to let go’ is a time when you can see just how far down that rabbit hole you have to go to let go what is holding you back from connecting with the true you and living fully. This $40 workshop will begin with an exercise to bench your analytical mind and align you with openly viewing your guided meditation journeys. One will take you to a place where you are safe, comfortable where no one else can go and you can simply be you in harmony with the light being who you truly are. As you follow the guidance in guided meditations you have the opportunity to expand your awareness. Each will take you into either your past in your current life or into a past life, which you view not from where you wre then but where you are now.
One client’s comment — “Roberta’s meditations are wonderful. They have brought me a lot of insight and understanding”. — Paula
- Daily meditation (my CD ‘Finding Your Solutions’ helps to form daily meditation habit read more) combined with Japanese Usui Reiki Ryoho exercises nourishes your mind, body and spirit/soul. This enables your nervous system to function at its best, producing healthy ‘feel good’ chemicals such as Serotonin and Endorphins.
- In meditation your brain waves slow down allowing you to enter safe peaceful stillness.
- In the stillness of meditation there is no one to judge you and no need to judge yourself. Without judgment you have the freedom to simply be.
- Following meditation Your thoughts become clearer and more vibrant.
In meditation your mind becomes quiet–a quiet mind is an intuitive mind. Albert Einstein said, “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift”.
When first learning meditation there are ways to sit and hold your hands that are best. In meditation classes I teach several ways to easily go into meditation, and then you pick what is best for you.
Nevertheless, I have seen through my clients in guided meditation workshops that once you are wiling to bench your analytical mind, how you are sitting or holding your hands does not matter.
‘Meditation is not what you think’ may be a trite saying, but it is true. Imagine all your mind clutter as balloons and as you slip beneath them you are cutting all the strings so that they can drift away. <read erase mind clutter>
You were born with an authentic skill; a skill that cannot be learned, but instead must be uncovered/remembered. Within you is your life’s rhythm that sometimes is hidden by all the outside chatter. Each of my Down the Rabbit Hole workshops challenges you to see how far down that rabbit hole you can go. Those attending often visit times in their current life their conscious has forgotten or events in past lives that are right for them to see a that time. Going deeper each time into past lives you can uncover skills within you that may help you in your current life.
Helen Keller described the beauty of life that you experience when you close your eyes and hush the outside chatter as she signed, “The best and most beautiful things in life cannot be seen, not touched, but are felt in the heart.”
When the outside world is hushed you can find your voice, your passion, your purpose in life and often uncover treasures within you.
As you read down you will read about the guided meditation workshops I offer as well as private guided meditations. The workshops most people enjoy is Down the Rabbit Hole Workshop; a series of guided meditation journeys that take you into your past that is right for you to see at that time and often uncover skills that can help you Now.
What you focus on, you give energy to, and what you give energy to grows. When faced with a problem, it is the solution that you want to grow, not the problem.
One of my purposes in giving guided meditations is to help you unlock the wisdom within you.
- The deeper you go into meditation, the more you open to your reservoir of insightful wisdom.
- The deeper you go, the more you allow your left and right brains to join in a dance that can bring abundance into your life.
- The deeper you go you feel your own rhythm — feeling your own rhythm brings you closer to hearing your heart’s song.
To register for classes or workshops, Call 207-445-5671 or Contact via Email Roberta R. Barnes for private guided meditations. If it is not possible to come to my heliang studio you can purchase two of my guided meditations on CD click here
When in a rush to get to the next thing you must do or see, you can pass by the beautiful things in life that do not come with replay options. With meditation you can learn to see the beauty in the caterpillar–without the caterpillar their would be no butterfly.<read more>
Some people spend most of their life looking outward for a source of happiness and fulfillment. When you look inward you find inner joy that brings you confidence and fulfillment. Opening up and looking inward you may be amazed at the sources of happiness you find.
Meditation is similar to Gendai Reiki-ho & Komyo Reiki Kai taught in the essence in which they were created; it allows you to explore your true nature, and restore the memory of the wholeness in your life. Looking inward you find strength, creativity, and wisdom. The quote, “A problem cannot exist unless the solution for it exists at the same time”, is good to remember when you are do focused on your challenge that you cannot see the solution. Solutions are not always what you think.
Looking to your left you see the herb Borage (Borago officinalis), which legend says when growing in front of a home it will bring happiness to those within the home. It has also used for dispelling melancholy, externally soothing sprains, fostering courage and useful on cuts and burns and more. The dragon in front of the borage seems a bit out of place.
Borage is a self- seeding plant and this borage plant growing so tall and full behind the dragon was one of the delightful gifts nature gave to me that summer. The vibrations created by any negative legends of dragons are brought into balance when combined with the vibrations created by the legends and use of borage.
Revisiting a forgotten time in your current life, or observing one of your past lives are journeys of self-discovery and seeing through different eyes can bring a peaceful balance to your view of that time.
Your cannot change your past but you can change your view of past experiences through the guided meditations I give privately and in workshops. When you change your view of an experience you can change your belief and then change your reality. Your reality is directly connected with your subconscious that control 88 to 96% of all your actions.
It is not your experiences that from your beliefs, it is how you view those experiences. Your view forms your beliefs, and your beliefs form your reality. Your reality is your auto pilot that often determines how you respond to everything in your daily life. If your reality is not allowing your to function at your best, the cycle can be broken when you are taken back to view the experience through different eyes.
Even if you cannot visually recreate an experience/event, the knowledge and feelings you formed at the time of the experience remain within you. I am one of those people who can tell you honestly that even when a person has total amnesia the feelings created by how he or he viewed an event and the knowledge gained, are not erased.
When you follow my guidance you stop thinking about what you should be doing, your mind and body relaxes, and you go into the Alpha or below level. Your subconscious takes the lead and the wisdom that is unlocked may surprise you; your creativity is also enhanced. The guided meditations I give are journeys of self-discovery, one of the most important and exciting journeys you can take.
From the science world, authors Thibodeau & Patton tell us, ‘the altered state of consciousness known as meditation leads to decreased sympathetic activity and a group of changes opposite to those of the ‘fight-or-flight response’
The guided meditative journeys I give are safe gentle ways to discover, release and bring calm into your life. You only go into a depth that it right and comfortable for you at that time. You can discover the authentic you, and that skill that is not learned but instead remembered.
In private guided meditation sessions, painful memories can be tossed away once you see them as the safe observer. Discovering the reason why you were afraid or angry with something, often is all you need to bring the relief that allows you to move on.
As in with my classes in Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki kai, the guided meditations I give can have the following effects:
1) Gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and your authentic sill in life.
2) The disintegration of obstacles in your life’s path.
3) The letting go of thought patterns that have kept you from moving forward in life and rewriting old tapes in you mind.
4) A freedom from the fears that were not helpful to you.
Private guided meditation are $60, unless in a package of three sessions, or in a package with a Reiki healing sessions. You can see theses packages on my healing sessions page.
Workshops are scheduled and are listed on my classes and workshop page.
One client said, “The way you took me into my past lives was so wonderful in helping me to understand things in my life today.” –Julie
Sometimes you might recognize a negative vibration that simply hovers over you, but you cannot connect it with an event. I create guided meditation journeys to help you locate what created those negative vibrations so that you can release them.
A painful past experience can turn minnows into sea monsters that are chained in the corner of your mind. They remain chained until you break those chains and release them.
In my Letting Go workshops I guide you to break those chains and set the monster(s) free.
When life is moving in a direction that results in sleepless nights, going beneath your thoughts into the tranquil stillness of Guided Meditation moves from being a luxury to a necessity. Instead of reaching for a drink or pill to help with life’s overwhelming problems, try getting into the habit of daily meditation, or doing the exercises I teach in either Gendai Reiki-ho or Komyo Reiki Kai classes every night for a period of time.
At this present moment I invite you to make yourself comfortable, turn off your phone, relax and enjoy one of my original guided meditation with the perfect visuals provided by ICE Worldwide.
When listening to this Bluebird Meditation, © Roberta R. Barnes you may uncover those positive things already within you. My inspiration was the legend that if a bluebird lands on a sprig of wheat by your front door good luck will come to you–as you listen you may find luck is already within you.
This is one example of the original guided meditations if give in workshops and in private sessions to help people connect with their conscious where many positive skills and knowledge is stored. attributes are stored. When these guided meditations are combined with one of my Reiki healing sessions the healing can go into vibrations from one of your past lives. <Reiki healing sessions>
Imagine the well-being you will experience when you weave meditation and Traditional Japanese styles of Usui Reiki Ryoho into each of the present moments that compile your life.
Have you ever started to clean out a closet, but after awhile it was easier to push the clutter even further back in the closet? The same thing can happen with your mind, which is one of the reasons I offer a letting go workshop, or in private guided meditations.
“Out of sight out of mind’ only works in theory. Think of pushing a cat to the back of your closet and imagine the mess you will find if the door stays closed too long. Carl Jung’s quote, ‘The cat neglected becomes the unconscious tiger’ fits with this thought train. The unconscious tiger is anything that is a monster to you. The bad thing is that your reaction caused by that monster can come from something you see, hear, smell, taste, or even touch.
Call 207-445-5671 today and schedule your guided meditation session or advanced Reiki healing sessions which includes a full Japanese Reiki healing followed by a guided meditation that is best for you at that time. <healing sessions>
Once your monster is out of the closet, or unchained, many of your reactions are history and you are back to acting instead of reacting. Tigers or monsters can easily be created through no fault of anyone.
You most likely will have remembered the flame that burned your finger. On the other hand, the flame that brightened up a dark room might have been forgotten. Meditation and the Japanese Reiki I teach join together in helping you to uncover those forgotten or dormant things that can bring you happiness.
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE workshop is a series of guided meditation journeys that take you deeper and deeper into your past for self-discovery. If you look in the lower right of the photograph above you will see that the name of this workshop might be confusing to some. Nevertheless self-discovery is fun and safe when experienced in a healing studio fill with the universal vibrations of love and harmony. You go to a depth that is safe and comfortable for you at that time. The question you will be answering is ‘how far down the rabbit hole do I want to go’.
The workshops I offer are not only for discovery, but to make you aware of your hidden potential. Visit my Reiki classes and workshop page to see the scheduled dates and time for not only my Down the Rabbit hole workshop but . . .
- Letting go workshop is a series of guided meditations to release feeling attached to past experiences, feelings that are holding your back from enjoying today. I have had many clients say, ‘Wow I just feel so much lighter now!”
- Raising Your Vibrations focuses on viewing past experiences through today’s eyes, which create different vibrations. You views create your beliefs and your beliefs create your reality that is your GPS in living today. You can change your reality as needed and raise your vibrations through this series of guided meditations that allow you to make a connection with the finest and brightest within your.
- Opening up workshop This workshop helps to remove those filters in that have prevented you from seeing what is natural but some refer to as supernatural. You saw many things when you were very young that you do not see now. As your brain developed filters to block so that you no longer saw or heard those things that others thought were strange. You are also guided to know that you can see the energy fields surrounding all life forms (auras), and tap into positive forms or energy around you.
- Connecting workshop. As you learn to step away from your conscious expectations, you also open yourself to making the connection with your true self and the souls of pets and wildlife. With the non-threatening gentle approach you will be guided into, most will be open to playing with you at that level. This workshop can help you get back some positive things lost.
My article “The Past Cannot be Changed, but Today Can” shows how powerful reprogramming your way of thinking can be. How you see things today is important, as one Zen saying portrays, ‘Now it’s all you have’.
If you like more information please send an Email to contact Roberta Barnes or call 207-445-5671.
The CD Finding Your Solutions allows you to listen when is right for you. The first guided meditation walks you through an easy way to meditate, and the second guided meditation helps takes you to a place where only solutions grow and helps you form the habit of looking beyond problems where solutions appear.
- Experience the beauty of awakening your creativity.
- Give you analytical left brain a chance to rest and recharge while you embrace your life’s rhythm.
- Learn to easily go into meditation and uncover the perfect mantra that has always been within you.
- In only 18 minutes go into a state of relaxation that is right for you at that time.
Listening to the gentle sounds of nature in the background helps you to focus on the voice guiding you into that state where there is no one to judge you and no need to judge yourself; a state of being where planted seeds for solutions manifest at the right time for you.
The guided meditations on “Finding Your Solutions” are perfect to listen to on those hectic days when relaxation moves from being a luxury to being a necessity. This is also the perfect gift for all occasions
Turn-on to tranquility and peace,
is one of the things you feel when you study either Gendai Reiki Ho or Komyo Reiki Kai, and in meditation. Balance and harmony naturally happens in nature without charts, graphs or symbols; grass simply grows, fish swim, and birds fly without downloads.
As you read on What is Usui Reiki Ryoho page — Wildlife doesn’t search for ‘state of art’ ways to make things better, everything in nature is simply in-harmony with the natural world/universe around them as they follow their dharma (sanskrit word that is not a law but universal/authentic self). <read more about Usui Reiki and nature>
You connect with nature every day, whether you realize it or not, which is why being in harmony with it is important. In my book fantasy children’s book What Tail? the breezes give advice to the main character.
When did you look into a field or your own back yard and see The Elder One?
These photographs to your left have an interesting story behind them <read More>
Nature speaks to us in a very basic spiritual way.
A better understanding of this comes from reading my article, ‘Life . . . It’s Beautiful’ first published in my column in the Amherst Daily News in Nova Scotia, Canada.
You will see the last line is, “Stop and think, is there anything more precious than life in any form”.
Would not life be a lot simpler and friendlier if everyone looked beyond their problems and saw solutions?
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last updated 12/10/17