The past year has been a stressful time of deep uncertainty, confusion and fear. Feelings of isolation, disconnection, anxiety, loss and powerlessness have pervaded the collective psyche and life as we know it has changed drastically.
The Covid Storm has taken away lives, financial security, personal connections and freedom. Yet within the eye of the storm there is hope. Lockdown last March gave many of us the chance to wind down, to reflect and connect both with our immediate families and inwardly, creating space for change, opportunity and personal growth. We saw the world begin to heal and we became grateful for the time we had to be still.
As we tentatively moved out again into the world, as offices and schools opened, international travel and the daily commute resumed, businesses opened their doors again and the craziness of everyday life took over, it became challenging to preserve the lessons we had learned?
With more and more uncertain times ensuing, with a divided nation and for and against camps forming, with a Government struggling to lead and give clear and transparent information and advice and an overriding energy of oppression, isolation, confusion and loss and with mental health issues at their highest, these are certainly challenging times.
But what if we could harness the best parts of the first lockdown again and again, quickly and effortlessly, daily, whenever we need it? What if we could take little moments of time to pause and reflect, gain clarity of thought, relax and recharge, ready to face the world and be our best selves?
Well, meditation may just be the answer you’re looking for. Meditation is a time old practise that filters through diverse cultures from ancient times and to the present day.
The benefits of meditation are many and profound and just a few minutes a day can help relieve stress and anxiety, improve focus and concentration, develop better self-awareness and self-esteem, promote a sense of peace and calm, increase imagination and creativity, aid restful sleep, lower blood pressure, help with pain tolerance and create an overall sense of relaxation and ability to cope with daily life. Even those with the most busy mind or tense body will find instant relief through meditation and with regular practise you can develop an overall sense of well-being, positivity, clarity and kindness.
There are many different kinds of meditation and one of the most easily accessible forms is guided meditation. With guided meditation you don’t have to do anything, just sit or lie quietly, relax your mind and body and listen to tranquil sounds and soothing voices taking you on a visual journey.
Guided meditations are our specialty at Indigo Moon. We run weekly meditation classes and courses online via Zoom and will be offering our in-person sessions again in Guildford once lockdown restrictions permit. If you’ve never tried meditation then we invite you to give it a go. Try out our weekly Circle of Love sessions, join our Chakra Journeys Course or drop in monthly for our full moon cleansing meditation rituals. At best meditation can totally change your life and at the very least you’ll get a little moment of peace and tranquillity to reset your body, mind and soul amidst the daily hustle and bustle of life.
What are your thoughts and experiences of meditation? We’d love to hear from you whether you’re new to meditation, have never tried it or are a seasoned student.
Love and Light
Georgina & Jo