18 Magical Mornings

Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays
8:00-8:30am ET
September 21-October 30
Zoom Info:
Meeting ID: 886 4467 2571
Passcode: 329665

Flow of our practice…

WEEK 1 THEME:  Safety and Capacity

Morning 1: Recording
Morning 2: Recording (locating yourself in time)
Morning 3: Recording
(smile meditation)

Safety is the critical feature. if our nervous system detects safety then it is no longer defensive. When it is no longer defensive then the circuits of the autonomic nervous system support health, growth and restoration. It is a hierarchy and the most important thing to our nervous system is that we are safe. When we are safe, magical things occur and they occur on multiple levels. Not merely in terms of social relations but also in accessibility of certain areas of the brain. Certain areas of feeling pleasure, being expansive, being creative and being very positive as well” – Stephen Porges (originator of the polyvagal theory)

What are some of these magical things?

First: The ability to be present for and enjoy our lives.
Second: The ability to show up for the difficult things.
Third: The ability to discern what is aligned or misaligned for us.

 

Week 2 THEME: Change and Uncertainty

Morning 4: Recording (expanding into the field of energy)
Morning 5: Recording (the discipline of patience)
Morning 6: Recording (order – disorder – reorder)

“When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into its dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment.” – Pema Chödrön

“Negative Capability” — the willingness to embrace uncertainty, live with mystery, and make peace with ambiguity.” – John Keats

“And you get to be at home with change. You get to be at home with uncertainty. You get to be at home with not knowing how it comes out. And you make a plan knowing full well that it may be totally irrelevant a moment later, and you’re at peace with that.” – Ram Dass

Week 3 THEME: Armor and Softness

Morning 7: Recording (expanding from the center)
Morning 8: Recording (central channel meditation)
Morning 9: Recording (embodied meditation)

Read about The Mycelium Revoluation and watch Fantastic Fungi.

“It’s the hard things that break; soft things don’t break…You can waste so many years of your life trying to become something hard in order not to break, but it’s the soft things that can’t break! The hard things are the ones that shatter into a million pieces!” – C. Joybell C

Week 4 THEME: Action and Stillness

Morning 10: Recording (figure 8 neck release)
Morning 11: Recording (counting breath)
Morning 12: Recording (new moon meditation)

“Even when nothing is happening, something is happening” – Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
“To move is to create life. To be still is to create love. To be still, and still moving, That is everything” – Chinese Proverb

Week 5 THEME: Celebration of Navaratri (9 Nights of the Goddess)

Morning 13: Recording (Kali)

References: Awakening Shakti by Sally Kempton and In Praise of the Goddess by Devadatta Kali

Morning 14: Recording (Lakshmi)

Morning 15: Recording (Saraswati)

 

WEEK 6 THEME

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