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Optimal State Essential Framework 2019 for 865 - Shared screen with speaker view
Kelly A Hurley
54:37
Good Evening & Good Morning Dear Sangha! Hope everyone is well!
Colleen Carroll
56:34
Love, Kelly!
prentice
01:01:52
peaceful
Kate Burns
01:02:00
mor alert and aware but totally relaxed
Eddie Montoya
01:02:06
Calming
Meg Long-Eastman
01:02:08
Quiet and calm
Toni White
01:02:28
Very relaxing
Kelly A Hurley
01:02:41
❤️ It was lovely listening to you chant…loved the vibration…I’m unfortunately multi-tasking while listening!
Kelly A Hurley
01:03:06
Sorry! Chimigos and immobile husband need to eat!!
LeAnn Roughton
01:03:43
if your body is relaxed your prana my flowbetter
Toni White
01:04:07
Did it work and how long did it take?
Kelly A Hurley
01:04:14
Nice, Danny! That is really beautiful!
Katie Brandes
01:04:29
Seriously. Danny nailed it.
Danny White
01:04:56
Thanks!
Kelly A Hurley
01:06:25
Is this something someone could chant before sleep while lying in bed?
Toni White
01:06:47
Lol!
Kelly A Hurley
01:07:02
HA!! Well, I will NOT be chanting it!!
Katie Brandes
01:07:09
Hahahaha!
Kelly A Hurley
01:07:38
😂🙌🏼
Colleen Carroll
01:14:35
It would certainly cool down and smooth out the craziness of menopause. Insomnia often comes on in this phase (as well as andropause for men), so this would help even things out.
Priti
01:20:19
that is a hot and cold therapy used for a long time
Kelly A Hurley
01:20:24
I’ve noticed that as I’ve aged my tolerance for hot weather has diminished significantly. My body seems to adjust and balance out with cooler weather. Even though I used to love summer heat!
Meg Long-Eastman
01:21:21
Exactly
Meg Long-Eastman
01:22:07
Me too, Kelly.
Kelly A Hurley
01:22:52
LOL! Yes…Pitta Woman! So true!
Meg Long-Eastman
01:23:27
Oh yes I did
Meg Long-Eastman
01:24:32
The charts have really helped. Every morning I did an assessment. I am getting more confidence to use them with others too
Kelly A Hurley
01:25:58
Love that Meg! Such a great idea!
Danny White
01:26:08
Good work Meg!
Danny White
01:27:03
Looks good!
libby levin
01:28:24
3.1 desa bhandha
Colleen Carroll
01:29:05
Thanks, Libby - Desa Bandha, etc is 3.1
Kelly A Hurley
01:34:01
Sounds like a great mantra for someone I’m working with right now on a project!
Colleen Carroll
01:34:05
I concur! Very good
Priya Verma
01:35:37
most powerful tool indeed! I think this is the difference of Object Meditation over mindfulness is its ability to change the self inwardly whereas mindfulness changes relationship of outwardly
Colleen Carroll
01:37:11
Eddie, I think a walking visualization is a great idea
Priya Verma
01:37:35
agree the end goal is same in both methods
Eddie Montoya
01:37:38
Thanks Colleen.
Priti
01:37:44
It just seems its all about fear management on some level r another
Kelly A Hurley
01:38:44
I LOVE these books so much! They are fabulous and so helpful!
Colleen Carroll
01:40:00
This is also why it helps heal trauma, bc the visualization of an object comes from the right brain which is more affected by trauma
Eddie Montoya
01:41:23
Colleen that's really interesting to me. I would like to learn more about trauma and it's affect on the brain.
Katie Brandes
01:41:26
That’s the best homework EVER
Meg Long-Eastman
01:41:31
Very hard for me.
prentice
01:41:38
Love. I just took up water coloring again!
Kelly A Hurley
01:41:39
YES!!!! I’m so visual that this will be great!
Priya Verma
01:41:45
love that.
Pamela Gerber
01:43:09
ok, now we're talking, writing a poem but that's left brain, isn't it?
Kelly A Hurley
01:43:16
Free write…stream of consciousness….❤️
Meg Long-Eastman
01:43:46
Poetry is a form for me. But I think that’s left brain too.
Kelly A Hurley
01:43:58
It doesn’t suck at all!
Meg Long-Eastman
01:44:02
Guilty of self judgment big time
Kelly A Hurley
01:44:35
YES! Totally makes sense!
Pamela Gerber
01:44:40
it does make sense
Eddie Montoya
01:45:20
Thank you Colleen. I'll look up both of those books.
Meg Long-Eastman
01:45:23
It makes sense and a good challenge.
Kelly A Hurley
01:45:26
I completely laughed at loud when you said that!˜
Meg Long-Eastman
01:45:31
I love that statement
Priya Verma
01:45:39
Brene Brown talks about shame and vunerability and how so many of us had harsh experience around creative experience
Kelly A Hurley
01:45:49
Then I thought, “I’m screwed!"
Ann Marie Johnston
01:45:54
I laughed out loud, too. so true
Meg Long-Eastman
01:45:55
So true Priya
Eddie Montoya
01:46:06
It makes sense to me. It's like saying you can't try to relax it has to come slowly with permission.
Priti
01:46:16
its the paradoxical quandry of the spiritual quest
Kelly A Hurley
01:46:57
I like that Priti!
Priya Verma
01:47:41
its how my daughter meditates...at 13 art is her place to be limitless
Colleen Carroll
01:47:49
I have read that reading poetry involves both left and right sides of the brain, depending on how literary or imaginative it is. As for writing, I would guess the same if true. If we’re trying to write iambic pentameter, it may involve the left brain more. Gerard Manly Hopkins style . . . another thing all together.
Amy Wheeler
01:48:11
Nice- Colleen...
Kelly A Hurley
01:48:11
So this sounds odd, but gardening is my creativity…my meditation. And tending to my indoor plants and flower arranging.
Meg Long-Eastman
01:48:13
Or Emily Dickenson
Tam Nguyen
01:48:21
"meditation is not what you think" said some famous person
Amy Wheeler
01:48:22
Not at all kelly
Colleen Carroll
01:48:35
Right, Meg
Lorelei IWT
01:49:10
Kelly... I have always said that about gardening... so reflective in those moments.. including weeding
Kelly A Hurley
01:49:14
I oddly let go of any expectations or need for perfection and am always able to be present. It is the one time I am 100% able to disconnect externally, but connect internally to authentic self!
Kelly A Hurley
01:49:36
Oh my gosh, Lorelei! WEEDING is my jam! LOVE it as meditation!
Tam Nguyen
01:50:21
doodling
Lorelei IWT
01:51:20
I created a drawing of a bird pulling up and out of a heavy tail as part of a meditation
Kelly A Hurley
01:56:39
Priti! So true! I wear a ring that says “what goes around comes around!"
Priya Verma
02:08:10
good luck Danny!
Meg Long-Eastman
02:08:20
I do the same, Libby. That’s so cool what you are sharing.
Priti
02:10:51
I love you Libby
Toni White
02:11:22
🙏🏾
Priya Verma
02:16:14
With introspection we connect with our deep emotions that arise from vasanas like shame. It may be hard to connect true nature when our lens is clouded by these emotions. I feel like objects are like light at end of the tunnel to our true self giving us the focus to let go of the tentacles of misperception and misplaced values from early childhood.
Priya Verma
02:17:19
citta mind field/lens
Ann Marie Johnston
02:21:32
the icean
Ann Marie Johnston
02:21:34
ocean
Meg Long-Eastman
02:21:56
water
Priti
02:21:56
the rising sun
Pamela Gerber
02:21:58
sky
Priya Verma
02:22:00
stream
LeAnn Roughton
02:22:05
jesus
Lorelei IWT
02:22:08
Redwood tree!
Priti
02:22:28
I like that loreilei
Colleen Carroll
02:22:36
Sound
Eddie Montoya
02:22:38
maybe a willow tree
Kelly A Hurley
02:23:09
Love the willow tree, Eddie!! I LOVE trees!!!!
Priya Verma
02:23:20
love all these
Kelly A Hurley
02:23:37
Right, Priya!! All so good!
Priya Verma
02:25:35
wow Colleen!
Priti
02:26:05
like the Sanskrit slokas
Priya Verma
02:29:12
I love the sound of a heart beat.. I think its because its the first sound bath we here as we grow prenatally.
libby levin
02:29:14
it is light for me
Meg Long-Eastman
02:31:25
Yes Priya
Pamela Gerber
02:32:11
I picked a mantra 2 years ago during teacher training and an object of meditation 6 or 7 months ago that seemed random, first thing that came to mind, but after meditating on them, I see how not random they are, how they explain so much in my life.
Ann Marie Johnston
02:40:21
so, do you give them a different object that they can better connect with?
Kelly A Hurley
02:42:30
LOL! For many years, I had a cottonwood tree in my backyard that I would meditate “on” and with - and I was so attached to it in so many ways that it took my husband a full year to get up the courage to bring up the idea of moving and building a house because I was SO connected to this tree!! I get it a physiological sensation when I think about this tree!
Kelly A Hurley
02:43:12
And being the sweet husband he is, he had it painted for me!
Kelly A Hurley
02:43:25
It hangs in our dining room of our new house!
Meg Long-Eastman
02:43:31
That is so sweet, Kelly
Abrianna
02:43:50
Wow Kelly!! What a lovely man
Kelly A Hurley
02:44:30
I know! Right! Very blessed! I’ll post a picture of it on our Sangha FB page.
Eddie Montoya
02:44:34
Helping my clients find an object of meditation is difficult for me. I have been practicing on myself and my family instead. I think I'm stuck in left side.
Eddie Montoya
02:45:13
I think that's why I use visualization more
Priya Verma
02:48:53
Faith is what we need, Brene Brown says faith is a place of mystery where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty.
LeAnn Roughton
02:49:36
love that Priya
Kelly A Hurley
02:49:41
Thank you! I think that’s great! The LOVE of object needs to be spot on! Thank you!
Priti
02:50:20
thank you Priya!
Eddie Montoya
02:50:29
Yes. Thank you Amy
Shashi Ohri
02:50:37
Thanks
Meg Long-Eastman
02:50:43
Thank you, Amy
Kelly A Hurley
02:50:46
Thank you all! I so love all of you and our Wednesday night tribe! Thank you Amy!
Katie Brandes
02:50:46
Thank you! I’m excited about the homework!
Meg Long-Eastman
02:50:48
Thank you all
Tam Nguyen
02:50:49
thank you
Victoria Stebbings
02:50:50
Thank you Amy!!!
Priya Verma
02:50:56
Thank you sangha
Ann Marie Johnston
02:51:03
thanks, Amy
Eddie Montoya
02:51:04
thanks