Hi everyone. I wanted to thank all of you who attended the workshop last night. Here is the continuation thread I promised for the workshop held May 27, 2020.
Let me start with some takeaways from the workshop. Please add anything you think of as well as any other questions or comments about meditation in a Druid context.
Druidry is a Wisdom tradition (rather than a tradition of magic). Meditation helps in gaining wisdom of both the outer and inner worlds and is a part of virtually all traditional Druid traditions.
It is helpful to meditate at the same time and place, especially in the beginning.
Start out slow and don’t get discouraged if things don’t go perfectly every time. Aim for 5 minutes at first and then add on from there.
Color Breathing can be challenging, but some found breathing the color blue to be calming and refreshing.
Guided Visualization can be a helpful in discovering a topic or theme for Discursive meditation.
A meditation app can be helpful to maintain motivation. I recommend Insight Timer (https://insighttimer.com/)
Please add to this list! Here are some other topics for discussion:
- How was the meditation experience for you?
- Which type of meditation was your favorite? Why?
- Which did you find the most challenging?
- What other meditation practices have you done?
- If you have a regular meditation practice, what suggestions do you have for people who are just starting out?
If people would like I could make Google docs of the slides and of the 5 part guided meditation I led and post the link. Let me know if that would be helpful.