A meditation to make a difference - 31-5-06
'We can do no great things; only small things with great love.'
When faced with disasters like the earthquake in Java, it can be difficult to know what to do. As well as sending much needed money to the aid agencies, we can add our thoughts, prayers and compassion to those affected by such natural disasters, as well as to the rescue teams working round the clock to find any remaining survivors.
Sometimes it feels like a small gesture, a drop in the ocean, but as Mother Theresa reminds us – the ocean would not be the same if it were not for many little drops.
In such situations, we have found that meditation is a calm and positive method for sending thoughts of healing. We wanted to share this meditation for healing conflict with you.
The World Peace Flame Meditation - Stage 2
- Relax for a few minutes and focus on your breathing, watching the natural rhythm of each inhalation and exhalation.
- Place an image of the situation that needs healing in front of you at heart level, as if it were on a video screen.
- As you breathe in, draw some of the stress or disharmony from the situation into your heart and immediately send it upward and out of your crown as you breathe out.
- Feel this stress or disharmony entering a beautiful golden cloud just above you.
- Visualise all of it turning into light within the cloud.
- On an in-breath, draw this light down into your heart and breathe it out into the scene in front of you, bringing peace, ease and healing to everyone there.
- Repeat steps 2-5 until you feel calm, free and re-energised with joy.
Your dedication makes a difference!
Take care and have a great week,
Chris Barrington and Alison Boyle
Dru Meditation Department
How you can take Dru home: Further reading, viewing and listening
Dru Yoga – Stillness in Motion – the definitive Dru Yoga book by Chris Barrington, Anita Goswami, Annie Jones, foreword by Mansukh Patel. It’s modern presentation with crystal clear descriptions, photos and diagrammes gives you body-mind yoga at its best, with chapters giving potent techniques for: easing back pain, building confidence, overcoming depression, gaining fitness, building vitality, meditation, relaxation, pranayama and so much more. More than 30 bonus 10-minute techniques for todays busy lifestyle.
The Dance Between Joy and Pain, by Mansukh Patel and Rita Goswami (RGN), £6.50 is a handbook filled with techniques to transform emotions such as fear and anger into courage and creativity. It also contains Dru Yoga sequences and hand gestures.
Yoga in a Nutshell by Annie Jones £4.99, is suitable to the beginner wishing to explore yoga for the first time.
Your Personal Peace Formula by Mansukh Patel
SOS Caring for Your Soul by Mansukh Patel
Turning Point by Mansukh Patel and Anita Goswami
Awakening Soulforce by Mansukh Patel
Flame that Transforms by Mansukh Patel and Savitri MacCuish
Imagine World Peace by Mansukh Patel
Face to Face with Life by John Jones and Mansukh Patel
Believe in Yourself by Mansukh Patel
Secret Power of Light by Mansukh Patel
Crisis and the Miracle of Love by Mansukh Patel
For those who prefer to watch TV,
Try the new Dru Yoga DVD, with Mansukh Patel and Coby Langford – 2hrs 30mins with 9 Dru Yoga programmes to suit every stage of the day, every level of experience.
Or the Body Heart Mind Video by Mansukh Patel and Paulette Agnew £12.95 contains a daily programme and many beautiful Dru Yoga sequences filmed in Kenya.
Bhagavad Gita DVD series, presented by Mansukh Patel
Living and Dying video by Mansukh Patel
Mansukh Patel in Dialogue with Young People (video)
Mansukh Patel on Relationships
If you prefer CD, highly recommended introductions to the power of Dru Yoga are:
Easing Back Pain by Mansukh Patel and Coby Langford.
Chakra Dharanam CDs 1 and 2 by Chris Barrington
For information on these and other Dru products, please contact your regional Dru centre.