Meditation Journal: Week 03

There was a lot of work and not much time for rest this week, and I found that this impacted how much meditation I was able to do, and how much quality there was in the work I did do. I am still pretty happy with what I was able to accomplish, but have noticed that high-stress and a busy schedule can definitely push the inner work to the back burner. The interesting thing is that making time for even just a quick Two Powers meditation can help with the stress levels, making the whole day better. Practice makes perfect, and hopefully soon meditation will be my go-to when things get challenging.

This week I did just a handful of meditations, and focused only on Two Powers. I’ll get back to my Inner Grove work in the coming week.

Meditation Journal: Week 01

The last week of meditation work has been really good, and I am proud about how things have gone and where they’ve gone.

As part of my 1st book review, I am reading The Horse, The Wheel, and Language by David W. Anthony. In this text, on page 134, he gives an amazing retelling of the classic reconstructed Proto-Indo-European creation story. I absolutely love this story, and its resonance with me is one of the reasons why I am so attracted to the PIE hearth culture. I have been meditating on this story daily for the past week to not only memorize it and unfold its meanings, but to also learn what it might mean for me as an individual.

My meditations this week have started with the Two Powers meditation, then working on my inner Grove and connecting with Deiwos, W’kpotes, and Xansus through offering and prayer, and ending with a visual meditation on the creation story mentioned above.

I am meditating at night right now, but want to start, one day at a time, working a dawn/sunrise meditation into my routine so that I can greet the day and the procession of the solar Deiwos Dyaus Pter, Sawelyosyo Dhugter, and Diwos Sunu as Xausos opens up the gates of dawn. I am planning to start waking up with the dawn on Sundays to do a simple offering and meditation, then see if it’s something that makes sense worked into other days of the week as well.


References

Dangler, Rev. Michael J. Through The Wheel Of The Year. ADF Publishing. 2016. PDF.
Anthony, David W. The Horse, The Wheel, and Language. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2007. Print.
Three Cranes Grove. Web. Accessed frequently. http://threecranes.org/meditations/
Various. Our Own Druidry. ADF Publishing. 2009. Print.

Week 08: Meditation and Mental Training

I have been really excited to start journaling about my meditation work- partly because I enjoy ‘unpacking’ it through writing, and partly because I think journaling will help with consistency and monitoring how things evolve over time.

My usual daily meditation is simply doing the 2 Powers Meditation, with a bit more emphasis on the three cauldrons/energy centers and ensuring that they are filled, balanced, and strong. Over the past couple of weeks, however, I have started to add to the 2 Powers Meditation and work on Inner Grove visualizations and experiences.

So far this has simply been creating an imaginal grove with Tree, Well, and Fire, and inviting specific or sometimes general Kindred to join me. Usually I am connecting to Diwos Sunu and Pria along with my Ancestors and some of my plant allies, but I have also had experiences where things went in a more ‘general’ direction- and that felt really fulfilling as well. I spend time praising, making heart offerings, sharing, and opening up to receive blessings.

This practice is evolving on its own in a really pleasing way, so I plan on sticking with it and seeing where it goes.


References

Dangler, Rev. Michael J. Through The Wheel Of The Year. ADF Publishing. 2016. PDF.
Various. Our Own Druidry. ADF Publishing. 2009. Print.
Ar nDraiocht Fein. Web. Accessed April 2016. https://www.adf.org/