May 5

Thank you for joining us for A Month of Meditation!

Welcome to Day 5!

(If you haven’t read what it’s all about, please click here first.)



I’m so proud of all of us for showing up for ourselves. For knowing that our soul craves this moment of stillness in our day, and for taking action to make that happen. So let’s all pat ourselves on the back for that!

Each day, we’ll click on that Day’s page, and we’ll leave a comment stating that we meditated on that day. That’s all!

If you would like to write more, that’s definitely welcome. It would be really great if we could share about our experiences, too: how we meditated, how long we meditated for, and what the experience was like for us.

Many of us will be using the Re-Awakening Guided Meditation Program, so we can share our experience with that as well.

I’m so excited to get started!

Being a part of a supportive community is half of the fun, so please be sure to check in daily.

Now…let’s go meditate!

P.S. – Please remember to post the artwork on your blogs and share it on FB and Twitter! You can find sample tweets here.


May 5 — 38 Comments

  1. When I meditate i realize that “I am” , the verb, and not the nouns and adverbers that follow it.

  2. 1. Set the meditation timer Jodi recommended:
    2. Tried mindfulness.
    3. Wondered if mindfulness (vipassana) is the right flavor for me. What about the other types of meditation I’ve tried in the past?
    4. Why can’t I just pick something and stick with it.
    5. Dog snoring.
    6. This is not working. I’m in a story right now, and I can’t get out.
    7. Felt my breath. Oh yeah, there I am. Yup I’m doing it now.
    8. Oh no, I’m not doing it anymore because I’m thinking I’m doing it.
    9. Timer goes off.

    • Isn’t that how it goes? :) I love that you stuck with it though until the timer went off. Bravo! In Soul-Centered (a book I just reviewed), the author said that we never stop having thoughts. And that’s perfectly okay. But simply to notice them rather than judge them. I’m still working on that, too. Glad you’re participating!
      Jodi – Soul Speak recently posted..5 Books to Help You Live Your Best LifeMy Profile

  3. I woke up early today and watching the sun rise during my meditation was magical. I feel like I am blooming and rejuvenating with my thoughts. I am feeling less hopeful and more expectant of changes and meeting my goals. I even feel myself breathing differently I look forward to meditations each morning after reviewing my goals. I feel excited for the my life is unfolding! Great day to everyone.

  4. going to try again later–out planting catnip, lemon balm and bee balm along with 2 rose bushes for petals for rose water and sitting still now=sleep ☺

      • You know Jodi, when I garden, especially in my herb bed, I am so focused on what the plants look, feel, smell like, are they happy looking? How much better they will feel one I get them into the big bed and out of those tiny pots. Totally focused on the here and now, and it is very relaxing for me.

  5. I’ve been keeping up with the meditation each day and the results are really helping my writing. Just clears the mind and lets me wander to my story without interruption.

    I’ve also been mindful about spending less time online, giving myself a little break from feeling obligated.

    This week I’ve been listening to ‘The Natural Born Writer’ as the narrator takes you through a meditative journey to explore your imagination. It’s been great because I’ve been stressed about making decisions over my current novel. Next week I’ll be using a different recording.
    Charmaine Clancy recently posted..Just BreatheMy Profile

  6. I just did another self-directed meditation, a little longer this time, about 10 minutes. Not feeling great, but wanted to keep my commitment.

  7. I have been meditating every day, as agreed. I’ve been wanting to more fully commit to my meditation practice, and this agreement has provided the motivation. Day 2, I chanted to quiet the chatter in my brain (described in my Day 1 report); it worked, but I didn’t feel as relaxed and calm as when I don’t chant. Day 3 was better, I listened to some beautiful music and guided meditation recommended by my friend Claire. I did not go to “that place” but felt clear and energized when the CD was over. Day 4 was great. I was able to really let go of the monkey-mind, and the frequent discomforts in my body that tried to pull my attention away from my intention. I had a vision of walking in a eucalyptus grove on a beach in Santa Cruz where the monarchs gather. It was lovely and calming and illuminating. I felt warm and sun-kissed. And the butterflies were flying all around. I’ve suspended expectations for today’s meditation and am excited at the prospect of what will be revealed. Namaste.

  8. Saturday 5th May Meditation
    Confession time – I didn’t realise how difficult it would be to find the time to meditate at the weekend with every other pressure that is on you at the weekend. It was a lovely day spent with my husband but no time to disappear for a few minutes.
    Sunday also looks very busy as I am cooking a family roast and attending a social event. Ho hum. It’s still on my mind though, does that count?
    On another note: somebody has asked me how a sufferer of tinnitus would be able to meditate? Does anyone have any tips or methods of coping with a meditation for somebody with this condition?
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    • Hi Sally,
      I think it’s great that you still checked in here, even though you were super busy this weekend. And the fact that it was on your mind definitely counts for something. That tells me that you are beginning to form a lasting habit. :)
      I don’t know about the tinnitus and meditation, but you may want to contact Tobin Blake who wrote Everyday Meditation. He’s excited about our community, and I have a feeling he would be able to offer support.
      Jodi – Soul Speak recently posted..5 Books to Help You Live Your Best LifeMy Profile

  9. Hello everyone,

    I just saw this wonderful meditation gathering. Although, I missed the first 5 days, I am so happy to be here, today.

    This morning, I chose to quiet my mind and meditate by counting my in and out breaths. Breathe in from the nose and count one silently, out through the mouth and count two silently. Once I complete 10 breaths, (counts) I start counting from 1 -10 all over again. I stop when the timer is finished. I find this really allows me to focus on my breath and not on the thoughts can linger in my mind.

    So happy to be hear with all of you,
    Love and Light,

  10. Argh! Just realised I wrote about Day 4 above. On Day 5 I was busy with life at the weekends, but managed to sit on a log while I was out walking the dog and meditated for about 10 mins. I visualised grounding myself, then activating and spinning all my chakras, then bringing in golden sun through my head, and mixing the energy of the earth with golden sun energy and chakra energy. Finally imagined the energy rippling outwards in all directions. It was a beautiful spot and I opened my eyes to hot sunshine and a stunning view over hills towards SF bay. I felt lucky to be alive. Thanks for this accountability as I don’t think I would even have thought of meditating if not. It is really helping me. Thank you :)
    Claire Hennessy recently posted..Meditation in May & Farting!My Profile

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