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Monday Meddi during lockdown.....

Different people will be hosting the meditation in the weeks ahead - watch this space and our facebook page TC Facebook for more information - or join the WhatsApp group. Meeting starts between 7.45 and 8pm.

Send an message to email@taracelebrations.org for more information.

Distance Meditation & Healing

Questions and Answers about our Pandemic Meeting:

So there’s a global pandemic, entire countries are in “Lockdown”and there are scenes worldwide not seen in generations – so it might be safe to assume that there will be no meditation/healing meeting for the Tara Celebrations group for a while.

Not so because we’re a very resilient bunch and we seem to find a way to have our meetings one way or another. This time it’s with the help of both modern technology and the ancient art of “distance healing” so for the last few weeks we’ve been meeting online using Skype. I must admit at first there was a degree of trepidation among members: surely a group Meditation wouldn’t work if we were all in different locations – different countries even? Surely a group Healing wouldn’t be of any benefit? It’s not as if the healing energy could zip around the world piggy-backing on the world-wide-web, is it?

Not exactly, but in my experience (and others I’ve spoken to) both the meditation and the healing DID work, was very beneficial and left us looking forward immensely to the following week. So there ends the story - or does it? We Skyped a meditation/healing session, it worked, it was great and we’re going to do more. The thing I want to know is why did it work? How did it work? (So many questions –when will we get answers?)

Our meditation group "meets" as normal.

Some answers:

We’ve all had the experience of thinking about someone we haven’t seen in a while when Hey Presto! - they phone us or we bump into them in the street. “What a coincidence”, we think – or we would if wehadn’t experienced it so many times that it goes beyond coincidence, beyond the realm of “chance”. Well this has been pondered by greater minds than you and I my friends and it turns out that there is a school of thought that says we are all part of a universal “field”, all inter-connected to each other and in fact to everything in the known – and unknown – universe. The people who populate this school of thought with immense knowledge are Quantum Physicists and the like – folk who talk about String Theory and Chaos Theory and, and, and...

I say never mind all that. Because this school is also informed – and has been for many millennia before scientists were ever heard of – by Mystics and Healers, Shamans and Druids, Prophets and Enlightened Beings. They have been preaching and teaching for a long time about the inter-connectedness of everything – of everybody. Never mind the whys and the hows, fascinating as they may well be, never mind the mind-boggling science involved. Never mind the fact that these Quantum scientists are talking about events that happen faster than the speed of light. All we have to mind is our experiences, our beliefs, our intentions.

I have experienced getting a feeling about a relative on the far side of the world and calling them only for them to ask how I always seem to know they’re troubled. I believe that we are all connected in ways I don’t even understand - don’t have to understand and finally it is my intention when I sit down to meditate or heal with a group to connect with their Higher selves no matter how far apart we may be in time, space, dimension or Realm. That’s the key for me, the how, the why... and that’s faster (and more reliable) than the world-wide-web will EVER be!

Pat F.

At a Distance - 30th March 2020

Living at a distance, and only rarely being able to attend in person, I had always tuned in on a Monday night. Having a poor internet reception, especially when using sound and camera, I chose to continue connecting in this way rather than go on-line.

This is some of my experience on 30th March 2020:

It started with a feeling of difficulty, something not quite right. Wondered if the reality of being indoors was beginning to affect people, or maybe it was because they could not all be together, face to face? (it turned out that one person was having difficulty in making the live connection)

Anyway, at about 8.15pm that 'heavy' energy seemed to clear and everything fell into place. More relaxed. (the person managed to set up the camera and mic and joined in late)

Got a great feel, calm actually, while the meddi was on. Didn't feel actively strong but just like a meddi should be... all focussed and centred. Lovely.

It seemed to go on longer than the week before, then slipped away. The connections seemed to re-activate about 9.30pm 'ish....? It was a lovely evening and all felt calm and settled as we came up to 11pm 'ish. (Zoom allows 40mins and the participants this night did not have time to chat - they continued to do this in a WhatsApp group).

Nora J.

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

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!

Below is a list of the places and dates that Monday meditation and healing circle has been held.

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 5th November 2007 to 28th January 2013.

Hill of Tara Healing Centre -

From 4th February 2013 to 17th 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.

Trim The Elements Holistic Centre -

We had been at Trim for just over 6 months when news came that there was a pandemic on the way and we would not be able to meet. After discussions it was announced that during the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) emergency - Tara Celebrations Monday Meditation & Healing Circle were put on hold. The 9th March 2020 was the last face-to-face meeting.

On the 16th March 2020 people were invited to light a candle at 8pm and tune in from their own homes.

Zoom, Skype and Jitsi on-line meditations -

'Lockdown' became a familiar phrase in the following weeks. Gardaí now had the power to arrest and detain those who breached the restrictions. This included those found exercising beyond 2km from their homes or those travelling for non-essential reasons.

The first Zoom meddi was held on the Monday 23rd March 2020. Bernadette O'Connor hosted the evening and anyone could attend once online. Because Zoom had a time restriction two weeks later the evening was moved to Skype. This allowed for the usual meditation and healing circle, then for a bit of social chat, which would be usual course of the evening.

Pat took over on 13th April using Jitsi conferencing on-line. Others started offering to host and Martin covered the following week from Galway. Slowly the network expanded to include Europe, Iceland and U.S.

Pinterest Ideas - Click here for our Pinterest Board on ideas and thoughts on meditation