Youtube: My New Meditation Frontier

This Summer season has been a rather involved. My father made his transition in June, and my life changed over night. Between spending more time with my mother and performances, the normal flow changed course. I do not rise prior to noon and nights are spend watching television or in the company of friends. Meditation was a distant thought but not one that was forgotten. Yesterday felt like the perfect time for me to return to a realm of comfort.
It was last year when I discovered that I had to change my meditation practice every couple of months in order for it to be successful. Normally, I would just change the music. Last night brought Youtube to my attention on my television! After scrolling through the meditation clips, there was one that featured beautiful pictures with three hours worth of music. My fingers pressed play, and the room was put together for a relaxing time.
As my eyes closed, beautiful pictures of exotic lands appeared. Large mountains and misty waterfalls made themselves known. There was even an image of me looking down at myself dressed in green standing on a marvelous black carpet awaiting something amazing. The session brought me such joy that a text was immediately sent to a dear friend; now she wants to try meditation to Youtube!
There are no plans in my agenda for this evening. A book will most likely befriend me while I lounge on my favorite piece of furniture; the bed. It would not surprise me if I decide to revisit the lovely lands that embraced me not so long ago. What shall I see next:)

Bold & Bald

There I was sitting at my desk. A vision came to me. My eyebrows were immaculate. My head was clean shaven. My fingers soon made an appointment with the local brow boutique. When the brows had been perfected, my car somehow took me to a place that I have always avoided, until now. The barber was pleasantly surprised to make my acquaintance.
My hands carved the tale of no more combs. The hair had to go. Down and out with the afro. I did not want to be a bald woman but close to it would be good enough for me. As the mechanism began its job, the sensation of it working on my scalp was not pleasant. The sounds of poor music and male chatter were not exactly comforting. Fist pounds served as common greetings. Tattoos were in a great abundance. There I sat in the first chair watching my mighty fro meet a dignified end.
As the mirror was pressed into my hands, I beheld the sight of my new self. Does a bald head signify courage on the part of a woman? She is relying completely on her face. Is this a statement? Am I now considered to be a bold woman? All of these thoughts went through my mind. I tipped the barber well and exited the den of men.
My dear friend was notified about the business that kept me away from her phone call. Her shock was pure. While she loved the beauty of my head, the fact that I dared to do something without taking a minute or overanalyzing every angle was simply out of my character. As the responses poured in, it was clear that my head had a fan club. I now await word from….my mother.

Thought

As the bed contained me in an awakened state, a vision of the ocean went through my head. I ignored it and began my day. There was not a second thought about it. You would think that I would know better by now. Luckily, spirit is gentle with me…most of the time. After breakfast, I decided to go through my daily guidance deck and the Ocean card appeared. Its easy to miss one sign. Two in the same hour is obvious. Prior to ending my day, the beach was graced by prayer. For whatever reason, the universe dictated to me that I needed to visit the ocean. I am happy to say that I listened. Vision you say?
Yes, a vision. Imagine watching a movie while you are wide awake. Do you have to be the Long Island Medium to have one? Absolutely not. People have them all the time and may be completely unaware of their existence. They are easily dismissed as a fleeting thought or a wandering scene from a remote video game. Others yet dream while many experience both. So, what should you do with all of this information if you should find yourself in this interesting position?
Be thankful that communication is happening for you as many wish that it would flow easily for them. Take advantage of the information that is being shared with you and harness its energy by tracking the patterns via journaling or recordings. Oh, your child is the one experiencing this? Listen. Allow the imaginary friend to exist. Children realize quickly what is acceptable vs. what is considered other based on the cues of the immediate environment: PARENTS. This may require another post…..