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Meditation does not have to be done in a zen setting or elaborate eastern temple or monastery. Meditation can be done any where and at any time- at the kitchen sink, in a grocery store, on your lunch break…

That being said, since you’re going to be learning to calm your mind and clear distractions, you’ll have a jump on it when you start if you set yourself up with zen training wheels. So, do what you can to cut down on things that could distract you while you’re learning the process. Later on we’ll look at meditation in public places

Before you start, set things up so you minimize distractions. Send your family to the movies. Turn all phone ringers to silent. Turn off the TV. Draw the drapes so you’re not distracted by people walking by. Minimize sounds, with the possible exception of some calm new age music or calm environmental sounds ( the sound of waves or a breeze can be very helpful).

When you position yourself, you don’t need to adopt a lotus pose on a pillow on the floor. Position yourself comfortably. (If a muscle locks up in mid-meditation, it’ll mess with your serenity. Trust me- I know). It’s often better to keep arms and legs uncrossed, so they don’t go to sleep.

If your joints are stiff and sitting on the floor is hard, by all means sit in a chair. You can also lie down if you like ( however, if lying down with your eyes closed is likely to lead to snoring, better to sit)

Start with an environment that supports your calm.

and now we’re ready to go…

Catherine

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6/30/11

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 Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire

 Well, my fine lords and ladies, there have been two  wonderful weekends in the renaissance at the Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire

 

and there’s only one left for your delight. So you’d best get your medieval on and come this weekend if you want to party with the peasants or frolic with the Fae.

There’s too many good things at this faire to list on this blog, so lets just sample a few. Performers like Daniel Greenwolf, Katie Kat, Tribal de Luna and Crime and Punishment. Children’s games. Faire food and drink. Shopping amongst an assortment of vendors, many offering items you won’t find anywhere else.

And the psychics of Foresight, of course….

And there’s not just scheduled events at a faire. You never know what might happen. For instance, last weekend, Blackmoors Knight showed up and played (and that is something special indeed…)

A Renaissance faire is a full day of immersive theatre and entertainment for one admission. And, for a small additional fee ( $5 w/ your day pass or $10 if you just come for the evening), you can stay for the evening fire show, this week featuring Daniel Greenwolf, Hvbris, Wyck, Jacques ze Whipper and Paolo Garbanzo. This is an amazing collection of talent all in one place at one time for you.

So leave the TV behind, swash your buckles and lace your bodice and come on out to Warsaw Park in Ansonia, CT  for a day of live entertainment where you can be part of the story.

You’ll be glad you did…

Catherine

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6/28/11

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“You’re not ever going to get it done. Every time you evaluate contrast and conclude and then line up your Energy and allow it into your experience… at the same time you are achieving the result that you intended, you also achieve a new perspective from which to intend. You can’t stand still. In every moment, there is a whole new set of stuff… new ideas, new desires being born. ”

Abraham courtesy of Esther and Jerry Hicks

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6/27/11

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The 4th Rune is Ansus or Ansuz . It’s sound is “A” , and it’s meaning is power of the Gods , specifically Odin. Magickally, it can lend divine power to a working, or be used to “hallow” or bless an area being used as a ritual space.
Till next time.
Starwolf

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06/26/2011

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Meditation takes us into an “altered state” – a state of brainwaves different from our usual waking state. The various altered states are helpful for things such as creativity, stress reduction, intuition or healing.

 Altered states are also known as “meditative states” or “hypnotic states”. That’s because the various brainwaves active in meditation are also active in hypnosis or self-hypnosis. 

So how do we know if we’re in an altered state, anyway?  What’s it feel like?

Surprise. You’ve probably already experienced it, not once, but many times…

  • Ever gotten so into a TV program that you lost track of what’s going on in the room around you?
  • Ever gotten lost in your own thoughts and completely missed what the person talking to you said?
  • Ever been so focused on a movie that you “jumped” when something happened in the movie theatre?
  • Ever driven from one place to another and not remembered the trip in between?

These are all examples of everyday “altered states” when your brain was so focused on one particular stimuli that it filtered out all other extemporaneous ones. Altered states tend to include a singleness of thought, shutting down mntal multitasking for awhile, and leading to an experence that’s calming, relaxing and feels really good.

The practice of focus can take you into a meditative state. The practice of relaxation can, too.

And we’re going to look at a few ways that you can incorporate altered states into your daily routine in bite sized morsels that feel great and do you good.

More coming

Catherine

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6/23/11

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…and we love it!

Unto my lords and ladies reading this post,

doth Catherine of Foresight send greetings,

(and say hurry down to Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire at Warsaw Park in Ansonia, CT! One weekend gone, two remain just for you……)

There’s fighting and food, entertainment and shopping, and good times to be had all the day long.

And the psychics of Foresight, of course. Come by and see us.

And on Saturday night, for a small additional fee ($10 or $5 with day pass), there are special additional shows for your amazement and delight.

This weekend(6/25/11), a double bill of fair to astound you

  • At 7:00 pm, a fire show by Hubris, and
  • At 8:00 pm, more deeds of wonder by Jacques the Whipper, Daniel Greenwolf and 3-D juggling

This is an event that you want to see.

Want more info? Check out the main page for Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire

Then check us out at the faire. You’ve got two more weekends to be part of the fun…

Catherine

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6/21/11

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“Be pleasant until ten o’clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself. ”

Elbert Hubbard

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6/20/11

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The third Rune is Thuraz . Its sound is “TH”, and its meaning is the primal strength of the Ettins (Frost Giants).  Magickally, its use is best in works of defense and binding, to shield yourself from the magick of others.

(Note Rune Magick does not have the “An it harm none” clause that exists in Witchcraft.)
Till next time
Starwolf

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06/19/2011

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You can sit in a lotus position. You can chant. You can focus your thoughts nd calm the “monkey mind.”

But, when it comes down to the core of it, to better understand meditation, we need to get to know our brain waves…

Like so many other things in life, brainwaves are made up of vibrations- vibrations at different speeds. To give a simple overview:

  • At Beta, you are wide awake and alert but processing everything that is going on around you. A conscious state, good for concentration, cognition, and productivity
  • At Alpha, you are more focused and screen out extemporary stimuli. Relaxing and pleasant, great for stress reduction, visualization and creativity
  • At Theta, you’re in a “”twilight state” between waking and sleeping. Helpful for meditation, intuition and memory; and also helpful for reprogramming your beliefs, especially unconscious ones.
  • And at Delta, you’re in deep, restful sleep. Essential for health and healing.

( for more details on brainwaves, click here )

As you can see, different activities are better with different waves. And meditation both utilizes different brain waves, and helps us access them more easily in other situations. Most meditation falls into alpha state, theta state or on the boundary in between the two.

And that’s how meditation can be chanting, or mantras, or the lotus position; and can also be walking, or breathing, or doing the dishes. Any activity that you can do that takes you into that “altered state” can be a meditation, with the benefits associated with that.

So, what’s that state feel like? How do I know when I’m in that state? Do I have to put on electrodes to know if I’m meditating?…

No electrodes required (although feel free if you like…)

Let’s look at that altered state found in meditation next.

Catherine

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6/16/11

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This just in! :)….

In addition to Midsummer Fantasy renaissance faire’s full day of enchanted activities, the faire will be offering special nighttime shows on the Saturday nights of the faire.

We’ve been waiting with bated breath to hear what the shows will be, and information on the first Saturday night extravaganza is out. This Saturday night (6/18/11) will be the Saturday Improv Fire Show of Kookiness, starring Jaques the Whipper, Daniel GreenWolf, Wyck, and George Bogorad.

Information on the other two shows is still a mystery, and we’ll let you know it when we get it.

If this sounds like your kind of excitement, tickets are on sale online or at the gate for $10 for just the evening show, or $5 with day admission.

And we hope that you’ll come and light up the night with us at the Midsummer Fantasy renaissance faire at Warsaw Park in Ansonia, CT…

Catherine

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6/15/11

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