Movement in Meditation

Some can sit quietly and focus; I find my mind wandering. When, instead, I raise my hands toward the light above, widen my arms to spread love and joy; or, get up and move around in movements aligned with this expansion, I connect more easily. This is also true when my body is still, and I imagine myself not only doing these movements, but also soaring through the heavens, greeting star beings; traveling inward to my own heart, or deep into the oceans with dolphins, whales, merbeings… or the center of the planet to the beautiful heart home of Gaia.

Silent meditation is the standalone, most important spiritual practice: it is where there is space and time for subtle shifting and knowledge transfer. Movement in meditation is a powerful spiritual practice for me for itself, and a way into truly silent meditation once my mind has calmed with motion.