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April 6th, 2013, 05:08 AM
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Ever tried it?

I know it's super hard to meditate for busy moms, believe me I know.

I've spent a lot of the last 2 weeks taking my kids out and about, with it being the Easter holidays.

I took Michaela to our local country park and nature reserve a few days ago, and she fell asleep while walking. So I had time to sit and look out over the lake without having to entertain her etc, she was safe in her buggy beside me. It occurred to me that I could use the time to meditate. I mean obviously I had to do it eyes open, but then I've done that before recently while participating in an online class. But I went through a chakra cleansing exercise I learned in said online class, and an exercise Terri taught me re reining in the ego, and it felt more powerful for the fact that I was out in the cleansing space of nature. When I looked out on the lake I swear while I was fully aware and in the moment meditating the ripples of light on the surface were brighter and extended right the way up to me (I sort of fixed on them while I could still see Michaela in my peripheral vision) and the thought crossed my mind that the faeries were about and helping me meditate.

I also found time to be a little contemplative when with Daniel at Rhuddlan Castle (where I had huge deja vu in 2011 and we discussed it here at length) on Thursday, as he burnt himself out running around being a wizard with a twig wand the lady on the desk gave him, and ended up sitting on one of the walls for a good long time and we were in the sunshine. It's impossible to relax enough to meditate when he is in your sole care because he's so unpredictable and obviously not fastened into a buggy, but I had time to pull myself fully in the moment and watch the birds and the sky, be grateful, soak in the peace I feel there, pray for a few people who are in my thoughts.

Lol I'm just rambling really, I suppose, but just wanted to say this and that I found it quite powerful, for those busy moms who struggle to find time to meditate. "Proper" meditation is important too, and I'm still working on fitting that in, but this sort of being in the present moment can be a powerful interim measure.
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April 6th, 2013, 09:43 AM
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Not officially meditating no. I tend to fall asleep when I try and meditate, no matter if I'm tired of not. Or I completely fail at being able to clear out my head. I swear, my brain has a brain of its own that doesn't let it shut down at all sometimes.

I do zone out a lot. Just stare off in to space nice and blank. I tend to do it if I'm out walking in the rain... so for fear of stepping out into traffic I keep music blaring in one ear. I don't get near the time in nature that I used to though... there's no chance for a quiet moment with Reme or DH around.
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April 8th, 2013, 05:21 PM
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Love being outside and meditating, although not generally full meditation as I am usually with the kids!! But yes I do love it and find it way more invigorating.
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April 9th, 2013, 11:13 AM
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I LOVE meditating outside, but living in a city environment makes it a little harder.
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April 10th, 2013, 06:16 AM
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Sounds wonderful!! I plan to try later on in the week as long as the weather holds for me. I am excited, I am going to meditate and do a grounding exercise.
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