Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Meaning of Winter Meditation


Find a place to get comfortable.  Take a few deep breaths and close your eyes.

We are walking in a small village and as you turn a corner you see a small public garden.  You enter the garden and although it is a bit cold you decide to sit for a bit and absorb the beauty of this place.  You sit on a stone bench and look around the garden.  The plants are coated with frost, although the sun is just starting to peek out from behind the clouds.  As the sun emerges, the frost and ice on the plants glow and sparkle making the whole garden come to life.  You see that even in this place that appears dormant and sleeping for the winter there is light and life.

Winter is a time of year to go within and reflect on what has occurred over the past year.  It is also a time to begin planning for the next year and allowing that light and life to start glowing from within you.

You start to shiver and decide to walk around the garden a bit.  The glowing plants look like sculptures and create a frozen fairy world.  As you walk around you reach out to touch a plant and it is cold and wet on your hands.  You look down where you touched and you see that this area no longer glistens.  It was not ready to move on yet and you are reminded that it is the same for you at this time.  Although you may glisten and glow you must wait a bit until it is warmer to start shaking off the frost and beginning to grow again.  Let this light inside percolate and let the rest of winter prepare you for the burst of energy you will need to grow anew.

You begin to exit the garden and see that an old woman is standing in a nearby doorway waving you towards her.  You walk near and she says that she saw you in the garden and wondered if you would like a warm drink.  She feels like a Grandmother to you and you redily accept.  You follow her in and she asks you to sit in the living room.  Soon she returns from the kitchen with hot chocolate for you and herself.  She asks you what brings you to the village, and you tell her that you were guided to this place.  She informs you that many are, and that this is the place to connect with winter.

You look closely at her and see a twinkle in her eye.  You realize that she is the Crone and that this is her place.  You are humbled by being invited into her home and even served by her.  You ask her if there is anything she needs from you.  She says that there is nothing at this time but she hopes you will visit again and that there may be something in the future.  You ask if she has anything to tell you.  She says that you learned most of what you need from the garden but she tells you to use the internal light of winter to incubate the person you want to be in the coming year.  This is the time to look at what you no longer want to be and begin to move forward into what you hope to become.  Don't push aside what you would like to change but learn to use these aspects in a way that moves you forward instead of keeping you back.  She asks you to think about this over the coming months and what is needed will become clear.

Thank her sincerely for her time and hospitality.  She escorts you to the door and you leave reluctantly but know that you can return at any time.  You walk through the village without looking back and feel the true amazement of the encounter you just had.  Bring this feeling of gratitude and wonder with you for the rest of the day and even longer if you can as you return to your body and open your eyes.

This was written while in meditation and it is what spirit asked me to bring you this evening.  I hope you enjoyed it and I hope to journey with you more in the future.  You can connect with a group of like-minded folk by asking to join the "ASMR Relaxation Group" on Facebook, or find me on www.jessicacrossasmr.com.

Jess

Friday, November 7, 2014

Turning of the Wheel




I can’t believe how different my life is from a year ago.  One year ago I was struggling to maintain a mindfulness meditation practice that usually felt like a chore and had never let spirit guide me in meditation.  I had not started taking probiotics and still felt anxious about little silly things in my life.  I now meditate 3-4 times a day just for the joy of learning from and receiving support from my guides.  I still worry about major things when they come along but spirit helps guide me so I feel confident dealing with those as well.  The little things that won’t mean anything in a few months I don’t even think about, and this is coming from someone who has struggled with anxiety her whole life.  

Please start taking probiotics if you struggle with any kind of anxiety issues, they have changed my life.  You can get cheaper generic versions or buy them at wholesale stores like Costco.  Get ones with 50 billion cultures and take them daily.  If they don’t help you will know, but I can tell when I have missed them for a few days because all of a sudden I’m worrying about things I haven’t thought about in weeks.  

Start a daily meditation practice.  If you can do mindful meditation where you try to quiet your mind, more power to you and you are gifted.  I know that the act of trying to quiet your mind and not actually quieting your mind is what is important, but it just makes me want to quit, and in this busy world if I don’t enjoy meditating, I won’t.   If you are like me please try guided meditations, either that you listen to or that you let your own guides take you on. 

If you want help on how to do this you can join us tomorrow at the Sacred Space Workshop but no matter what means you use, find something that works for you.  If you need some help don’t hesitate to reach out to me.  I am so grateful for how much my life has changed and if this can help anyone else I would love to point you in the right direction.  

I want to also send a big Thank You to everyone in my Chakra and ASMR Relaxation Facebook groups.  You are my tribe and your support keeps me going when it’s not so easy.  I feel so blessed each day to have people to reach out to with such varied and beautiful gifts.  The fact that none of you were in my life last year astounds me.  There are people who you meet and immediately they are family.  That is how I feel about my workshop group.    Big love from me and my guides (they helped a bit with the wording).  I can’t wait to start another powerful journey with some of you tomorrow.

Jess
http://www.nuttymcfreak.com

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Magical Flower Guided Meditation




This is a meditation to help you relax and grow.  I have written this while in meditation with my guides and hope you find it helpful.  

Please find a comfortable place to sit or lay down, and take some deep long breaths.  Let go of any worries of the day.  This is time for you and not a place to think about any of your concerns.  You need time to relax and care for yourself so you can be good to others in your life.  Meditation is the best way to quiet the mind and connect with deeper parts of yourself and the energies of the world.  If you are ready, try to relax your muscles and mind to enter this time of meditation.

Find yourself walking through a beautiful garden.  The flowers are all in bloom and the scent is strong and pungent.  You walk through the garden smelling and touching the various flowers until you find one that seems to call to you from across the garden.  It seems to glow as you walk towards it.   As you get closer you seem to hear a whisper from the flower.   You bend down to smell this flower and the whisper seems louder.   You turn your head so your ear is above the flower and you can now hear what the flower is saying.  The flower tells you it has a message for you from Mother Earth.  The message is that, “As you care for yourself you care for her.”  We are all One, so caring for you is a spiritual act and it helps to heal and nurture the earth and all the creatures on it.  

You turn your head to ask the flower a question that has been preying on your mind.  Just one question, and as you turn your head to place your ear over the flower, the flower whispers one word in answer.  You may need to take time to think about how this one word answers your question but it definitely does.  Thank the flower and you may kiss a petal in farewell if that feels right to you. 
Know that each flower has a story for you if you just know how to listen.   Each flower can give you answers from Mother Earth if you open your heart and just ask.  You walk around the garden a bit more, savoring the beautiful colors and the smells.  You feel content in the knowledge that you have received.  

Exit the garden and begin to feel yourself in the room where you are sitting of laying down.  Wiggle your fingers and toes, and when you feel ready, you can open your eyes.

I look forward to another journey with you soon.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ASMR Sacred Space Workshop


LIVE Workshop Nov. 8th-Dec. 20th  - Click Here to Register 

Create a sacred space in your home and an inner temple in your heart where you can always return to renew your energy. Relax through weekly live videos with an ASMR ritual and guided meditation to build your personal retreat space. Written material will allow you to focus on creating an area in your home where you can focus on change.  A weekly live reading will help to guide you throughout the workshop.

Each Participant will Receive:
-Links to 7 live videos, each around an hour long
-Live readings for each participant every week
-Access to a private Facebook Group where we further discuss the written and video information and grow closer as a community
-PDF with all written material and all video links





Are you struggling to set a daily meditative practice to decrease your stress?  Many of us don't enjoy meditation where you try to clear your mind but there are lots of ways to meditate.  Listening to guided meditations is wonderful but not always practical when we are trying to catch quiet moments of free time throughout the day.  In this workshop we will create a physical sacred space in our home but we will also create an inner temple for meditation.  Creating an inner temple with various rooms that serve different meditative purposes will provide you with a place to go in meditation without struggling to think of a new meditative location or wait for inspiration to create one.  In this temple you can speak with your spirit guides, heal, and manifest what you want to grow in your life even just for a few minutes every day.

I can't wait to take this journey with you.  Please sign up now to save your space in this live workshop.  Videos will mostly occur at 7:30 PM EST and all videos will be recorded for viewing at any time.  All Workshop participants will receive a personalized reading for guidance each week, even if they are not present at the live video.  Participants will receive a PDF with all written materials and and video links.  The best reason to join the workshop prior to it's start is the private Facebook groups.  Workshop participants are so supportive and form a really tight knit community that interact throughout the whole workshop. 

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I can't wait to journey with you,

Jessica Cross, LCSM

www.jessicacrossasmr.com

 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ASMR Destiny Workshop

ASMR Destiny Workshop 


Have you wondered what it is you are meant to be or do?  What are the burdens holding you back from following your chosen path? Replace your obstacles with the knowledge that your Destiny will unfurl if you partner with your guides to move forward.  Relax with me, and in that relaxed state, it is easy to receive the messages you need to here.

This Workshop includes seven modules each with a written section and video.  Complete the workshop over seven weeks or as a boot camp in one week!

Objective: Through written material receive activities and steps to work towards your soul path.  Multiple guided meditations will direct you down your path and help you reach out to the guides that will support you along the way. 

The digital workshop and over 7 hours of video are available through Kindle on Amazon worldwide.

- For an additional $26 fee you can receive a personalized video with runes, tarot and oracle card readings, and an intuitive meditation all created to help guide you down your path. Click Here




We all have things we would like to change in our lives or areas where we would like to grow.  Sometimes we just feel stuck and we do not know why.  It is important to constantly learn and grow in our lives or we stagnate.  This can also lead to feelings of emptiness and lack of purpose.  We need find purpose in our lives so that we can have the feelings of accomplishment that comes with completing a goal.  This allows us to feel competent and strong.


Our society tells us what we should want to be and what we should want to do.  It is familiar to follow these guidelines even if it is not making us happy.  The media tells us that we should want to be rich and thin, and often we strive towards this without thinking if these are really our priorities.  It is time to sit down and take time to figure out what you really want out of life.  You may be surprised.  When you figure out your priorities you can then set goals which reflect your priorities.  You may have been spending much of your time pursuing goals that are meaningless for you.  The following workshop will help you spend time working through your real destiny and soul path. 
                Thinking about your destiny can feel overwhelming.  Often our path is long and we may not even know how to start.  It can be scary to think of all the tasks that need to be completed before we reach that goal.  This is why we do not start many of the tasks that will help us reach our objectives.  We will find ways to break these tasks into smaller steps, and help you to focus on just one step a week. 
                Our current path may take many years to complete.  The benefits of following this path may be far in the future.  Without those benefits it is difficult to maintain our enthusiasm.  It is necessary to reward ourselves after each small step we complete.  Following our destiny is often difficult, and if we do not acknowledge that hard work along the way.  It is easy to get discouraged.  To maintain your motivation you must congratulate yourself and through meditation allow your guides to congratulate you for the hard work you are doing on a regular basis.  In fact, applaud yourself right now for beginning this workshop and starting to change your life.

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I hope to take many journeys with you,


Jessica Cross, LCSW

www.jessicacrossasmr.com

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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