Meditation and Spiritual Development FAQs
Q. What is Meditation?
A. Meditation is the journey of your consciousness towards self and a time for reflection and contemplation, a time to go within, however most of my students feel it is a time for self healing, relaxation and peace. Some "me" time.
Q. What can I gain from taking part in your Meditation Courses or Circles?
A. Many people turn to meditation to help balance the stress in their lives, or when they feel they have reached a crossroad and need direction, wishing to improve their life skills, better relationships, or enhance any form of study. The spiritual development part of the courses and masterclasses are personal to you, with everyone developing at their own rate.
Q. Do I have to sit in the lotus position / crossed legs, holding my hands in a certain way?
A. Crossing your legs, finger mudras or the clasping of hands form an energy circuit. It gives stability for the posture. But is not necessary, go with the flow, do whatever feels right! Most of my students sit on the floor or in one of the chairs provided and relax their hands.
Q. What posture / position is good for Meditation?
A. You can sit on the floor or on a chair. The posture must be comfortable and stable to be able to meditate for 5 – 20 minutes. A simple sitting posture is sufficient.
Q. How does meditation help me clear my thoughts?
A. The mind is the nothing but bundles of thoughts. In Meditation, we slowly move from body consciousness to mind consciousness and to self. Helping you to relax and let go.
Q. What if I’ve never meditated before?
A. That’s fine, we teach meditation in a refreshingly down-to-earth, accessible manner. Our passion is to present meditation as something we can all do rather than a complex discipline with rigid structures and rules. You will be guided all the way.
Q. I have done a small amount of meditation at home; but I would like to try it in a group, can I still join the circles?
A. Yes, of course.
Q. What happens during an average meditation class?
A. We have several guided meditations and visualisations and brief talks. As part of the learning process I ask members to be willing to give some feedback. This helps self-validation and is useful for the group. Handout materials are given each week. We end the evening with light refreshments and a general discussion.
Q. How long is each meditation?
A. Anything from 5 – 20 minutes
Q. Is it all extremely serious and very deep?
A. No! My classes are both thought provoking and inspirational but light, fun and easy assessable to all.
Q. What should I wear and do I have to bring anything along?
A. You should wear loose comfortable clothing. During meditation your body temperature can slightly drop, so I would recommend you bring along a cosy pair of socks and a small blanket or throw. There are chairs provided, however if you prefer to sit on the floor, bring along your own meditation stool or a large cushion to sit on. Water, teas and coffee are available foc.
Q. Who should attend?
A. Anyone over the age of 18* ~ Meditation is for everyone, I have students in their 20s up to students in their 60s.
* Please note that teenagers under the age of 18 years old will be considered eligible to join if they are accompanied by an adult parent on the course and only following a discussion with myself.
Q. I'm a little bit spooked by the term "Spiritual Development", what does that mean?
A. This is broken down into two sections. Briefly:-
- Psychic Development - we take part in aura reading, card reading, dowsing etc exercises. Nothing is extreme and you are not forced to do anything that feels uncomfortable for you.
- Spiritual Development - this is your personal development of your inner self. Where if you wish you can develop your ability to contact your higherself, angels, spirit guides etc and understand the universe and why you may be here a little more.
Q. Where are the Courses and Circles held?
A. These are held at Healing Waters Academy at Bransford, Worcester.
Q. What happens if when I telephone or email you the course or circle is fully booked?
A. You can then be put onto a waiting list. I will then notify you of further courses, cancellations or available places.
Q. How do I book my place?
A. For Meditation Circles ~ email for availability
For Courses and Masterclasses ~ You can book on line ~ see booking your course
If you have any further questions or concerns, please email me and I will be happy to answer them.