This is going to have its own tag in the blog, since I think this part of the journey will be difficult for me. (Not DOING the meditation, but making sure I write about it every week.) Hopefully if I give it a separate category, it’ll help me remember, as well as making it easier for me to look back through and see where I’ve been.
For my first week, I continued to do the 10-15 minute meditations that I’m used to doing. This is a sitting meditation that involves counting breaths (in 4, hold 2, out 4, hold 2) up to 9, repeatedly. I don’t have any idea how many repetitions of nine breaths I do, but for some reason nine is a nice number to count up to. (Sometimes I count up to nine and then back to one and then up to nine again, but I didn’t do that this week). Sometimes I do this meditation in a rocking chair, other times sitting on the floor in front of my altar/shrine (where I burn incense).
During my first High Day ritual, I also did my first attempt at the Two Powers meditation. I’m used to grounding via a “roots” meditation, but the second part, where you reach for Sky power, is totally new to me. I definitely found the grounding part easier, which is to be expected.
My ability to connect this week wasn’t as good as it has been in the past. Normally, during the work week, I meditate every day after work. I take a shower and then do a meditation to help me relax after my (long and traffic-filled) commute. This week I was on vacation, so my routine was disrupted, and I didn’t find it as easy to get my mind to relax.