By Marie Nantes
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the crisp cold days of winter roll on by we all anxiously await
the first subtle signs of spring: the melting snow, sounds of
running streams, the warmth of the spring sunshine, and a glimpse
of that first tulip or daffodil. We are naturally uplifted by
the changes to the earth as it transforms the white winter mantle
into the green carpet of spring. Our hearts are lighter as we
anticipate the longer, warmer, days of spring and a beautiful
many others, I have always reveled in the beauty of each season
as one gives way to another, but I never fully appreciated my
connection with the earth until I attended a lecture by Internationally
Renowned Rev. Phyllis Robinson Ph.D. (TC) from Saskatoon entitled
"Aligning Your Energies with the New Millennium" at
the Kings' Wellness Center in Charlottetown. It was during this
session that I became aware of our strong bond with the earth,
the universe, and our ability through energy direction to connect
with it. Through meditation, Rev. Robinson guided our group to
direct energies to fully appreciate our connection to earth, universe,
mind, and spirituality. In the busyness of our lives, we neglect
to be quiet - to get in touch with ourselves and our spirituality.
of my friends practice mediation, but I had never fully understood
the process nor the benefits until this session with Rev. Robinson.
She guided our group through four mediation experiences. During
each session, we were directed to channel our energy to the area
being described: the earth, the mind, the universe, and spiritual
reality. For example, during our first mediation we connected
to the earth; we were asked to visualize a beautiful forest. In
that forest, we were asked to focus on a particular tree. We then
directed our energy through the bark into the tree, down through
the roots, through the layers of the earth, to the very core of
the earth. As we rested there, it become apparent to each of us
how connected we are to the earth - we are an extension of the
earth. Then, we were slowly guided back to the tree roots, through
the tree and back to our consciousness. The result of experiencing
a portion of our environment was unique for the group. Each person
shared what had been experienced as each explored "Connectedness
to the Earth".
meditations took us to the corners of our minds, to the universe,
and to the depths of our spirituality. During each mediation,
each group member had a unique personal experience which was shared
with the group. After the four mediation sessions, everyone was
very peaceful, relaxed, and energized.
why don't we take more time for meditating? We take time for entertainment,
sports, socializing, but seldom do we allow time for reflection
and meditation. This group discovered the benefits of meditation
as it opens the way to getting in touch with who we are and who
we can become. Meditation directs our energy awareness to the
connection that we have beyond our selves and our immediate environment.
It provides "Center" leaving the meditator at peace
and filled with hope.
I entered the Kings' Wellness Center on December 1st, 2000, I
had no idea what beautiful experiences awaited me as I would be
guided by Rev. Phyllis Robinson to focus my energy in alignment
with the new energies of this millennium. Now as I enjoy this
beautiful winter and joyfully anticipate spring, it is with a
heightened awareness and appreciation of my personal energy connections.
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