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A warm welcome to anyone who would like to join in meditation and healing space 'in person' or 'in spirit'.

Come along and meet old and new friends.....

'There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met'. W. B. Yeats

This weekly event is open to all whether you have meditated before or are new to the practice.

Regular attenders, who 'know the ropes' and evening's general format, will set up the meditations using their experience of what suits most people. Evenings are lead by different people each week and thus a wide range of styles, traditions and inspiration is shared.

First Monday every month is the 'Open Heart' evening. Bring along your favourite short piece of verse, prose, CD, photo, craftwork, crystal, flower - anything that inspires you - to share with the group.

The Elements Holistic Centre, Oaktree Business Centre, Oaktree Business Park, Trim, Co. Meath

Information as of 16th September 2019

From the R154 (Trim ring road) - Trim / Athboy - take the turning signposted Oaktree Business Park .... after a short distance turn left into the entrance to the Business Park.

We are at the 3rd building on the right... Named Oaktree Business Centre. Eircode : C15 DT67



The Meditation Experience

Physics informs us everything is composed of energetic particles, and these are continually interacting. This means that we and the energy around us is flowing and exchanging continually – the eastern traditions call it chi.

Some people sense these energies and changes more strongly than others. When we walk into a room or meet other people we interact with the energy of the room or person – there may be a feeling of homeliness and comfort or sometimes a feeling of disturbance, of something not 'right'. We are endlessly picking up information about a place and whatever is in the space whether we consciously realise this or not.

Setting the meditation space

Those that arrive first on the evening or the person 'leading' the evening set the ambience of the room with candles, lower the lights and often place a central candle or items that have pleasant associations for us. Whilst doing this we have an attitude of blessing the room and those that will be present. We set the intention that everything occurring during the evening is for the highest good of all.

Centering yourself on arrival

To be in balance with the room and all those in meditation with you, you can use this short exercise of centering: Close your eyes, take three deep breaths and relax. Feel your whole body in a restful state then imagine a central light somewhere in your body, it doesn't matter where – maybe your head, your heart area or around your navel.

Having established this place of light within you, you now place your attention above your head and 'see' a beautiful warm sun shining brightly. From this a golden thread of light emerges and links, through the top of your head, to the light within you. Next you imagine this light leaving your body through the soles of your feet and going deep into the earth, to the core. Be aware of the linking of yourself between the outer sun, your inner light and the centre of the earth.

Having set up your connections now imagine you are sitting in a bubble of white, blue or gold light, and that this extends about two feet from your body. Imagine expanding and contracting this light until you feel a state of comfort. You can also imagine changing it from being stationary to spinning around you. Once you have done this exercise a few times it becomes almost automatic.

Closing the meditation

With this understanding that we have been in an altered state of being, it is obvious that a meditation should be ended calmly and slowly, as different people have different experiences and we need to make sure by the end of the evening that all are back in their Beta state. It is good to bring the experience of the meditation into your consciousness of everyday life but not to be 'up in the air' with it. We do this by 'grounding'. Often we have become so accustomed to the Theta brainwave pattern that we do not recognise within ourselves that we are not in a Beta state.

We thus send a message to the brain and body that we need to be able to react and respond to the world of everyday life by doing something physical. We may ring a bell, physically touch the floor, rub our hands together and tap over your body to awaken your muscles and circulation. This is an important part of the meditation experience.

It is also a good idea to re-affirm your place on the earth by imagining yourself in the bubble of white, blue or gold light. We finish the meditation and healing evening with a drink which supports the grounding process.

Previous venues

The first intention was to meet for seven Mondays, leading up to Christmas in 2007. Everyone enjoyed it so much it was agreed to extend indefinitely... and so the get-togethers have continued!

These changes have brought fresh energy and new experiences for everyone, and keeps the flow going.

It is wonderful to look back, acknowledge what has been, those that have attended the meditations, the places that have shared our silences as well as our laughter and tears, and our sacred times together.

It is good to look forward, to the next Monday, starting the week in friendship, peace, contemplation and relaxation.

And it is sensible to be 'in the now', living every moment with the wisdom we all carry, in the magic of being on Earth, grounded and secure, anchored in our lives.

An Tobar, Ardbraccan -

Monday Meditation and Healing Circles were held at An Tobar, Ardbraccan, from to 5 November 2007 to 28 January 2013.

Hill of Tara Healing Centre -

From 4 February 2013 to 17 February 2014 we met every Monday night at Tara, only finishing there when the Centre closed.

Bective Mill Bed and Breakfast -

The last Meditation was held on 2nd September 2019. It was a wonderful five years since the first meditation on 24th February 2014. Following the fire in the Mill at Bective, and so losing the room we were using, they kindly let us use other space, but it was felt we needed somewhere more permanent, and so we moved to Trim.

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