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Week Four: Mystical Hebrew Chant - Yo Ho Vo Ho
Thursday, March 25, 2010      1 comments

OH is associated with Emotions and Speech. "The body area in play is the heart and upper torso, and the spiritual connection is the apprehension of the instruction that comes from the transcendent and immanent Source of Enlightenment." ... Read more
Week Four: Hebrew Mystical Chant - Ya Ha Va Ha
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      2 comments

Text of the Chanting Practice: Or Neereh B’oraych; B’oraych Or Neereh [18X] Ya Ha Va Ha [36X] Yo Ho Vo Ho / Yo Ho Vo Ho [36X] Yee Hee Vee Hee / Yee Hee Vee Hee / Yee Hee Vee Hee / Yee Hee Vee Hee [36X] Yu Hu Vu Hu / Yu Hu Vu Hu ... Read more
Week Four: Hebrew Mystical Chant - YHVH
Tuesday, March 23, 2010      2 comments

The next part of the chant involves chanting the YHVH consonants with their accompanying vowel sounds. Michael explained that the English letters Y H V H are representations of the Hebrew letters YOD HAY VAV HAY; the letters the ancients used t... Read more
Week Four: Hebrew Mystical Chant
Monday, March 22, 2010      2 comments

This is the Text of the Chanting Practice Or Neereh B’oraych; B’oraych Or Neereh [18X] Ya Ha Va Ha [36X] Yo Ho Vo Ho / Yo Ho Vo Ho [36X] Yee Hee Vee Hee / Yee Hee Vee Hee / Yee Hee Vee Hee / Yee Hee Vee Hee [36X] Yu Hu Vu Hu / ... Read more
Week 4: Hebrew Mystical Chant
Sunday, March 21, 2010      2 comments

This week, I'll blog about a marvelous mystical meditative chant Michael taught us. For those who can't wait, you can find the chant @ www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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Week 3: Informal Practice
Saturday, March 20, 2010      4 comments

This proves my weakest area of practice. Michael wanted us to consistently add daily mindful routines “so that you are now doing four of them.” He listed 3 as options: “1. Eat at least one of your meals each day in mindful silence.... Read more
Week 3: formal practice & FORMAL PRACTICE
Friday, March 19, 2010      3 comments

Michael wanted us to use our formal practice to develop awareness of the: 1. Quality of our breath 2. Thoughts and Feelings that arise He suggested we become aware of a place in our breath that opens for us, and then invite thoughts i... Read more
Week 3: Thoughts for Daily Mindfulness – Eating 2 - Contemplation before Eating
Thursday, March 18, 2010      4 comments

Yesterday I blogged about how we can use eating to become more mindful. Today I offer Michael’s Contemplation: 'This food is a gift of the whole universe, the earth and sky, and much hard work. May I be aware of my life quality as I e... Read more
Week 3: Thoughts for Daily Mindfulness – Eating 1
Wednesday, March 17, 2010      5 comments

Eating is a prefect opportunity to practice mindfulness and assist us on our healthy journey. (Not to mention it is something we do several times each day:) Most of us Sparkers (and others) developed bad habits about eating: • we eat too... Read more
Weight, Weight, Safe Weight
Monday, March 15, 2010      10 comments

I'm departing from my meditation blogs (to return tomorrow), to share some weighty information. As part of a nutrition assessment in July of 2009 (1 month after starting my weight loss campaign), I needed to answer 5 questions, which I hope... Read more
Week 3: Developing Understanding
Monday, March 15, 2010      2 comments

I loved this part of the journey: “To develop understanding and act on it requires courage. It means acknowledging that you have a choice.” This is the step where we learned we don’t have to act. During sitting meditation I become pr... Read more
Week 3: Meditation Attitude
Sunday, March 14, 2010      2 comments

I’ve not found my notes, but the class outline stated, “By examining a series of “don’ts” and another series of “dos” we will begin to come closer to the process of mindfulness. Expectations, stress, hurry, clinging, rejection and other ideas wi... Read more
Week 2: What Meditation is:
Saturday, March 13, 2010      1 comments

I just found my class outline - should have posted this @ the beginning of the week, but will do so tomorrow w/the start of Week 3. The Rabbi described many practices that fall under the rubric “meditation.”; prayer and contemplation in the... Read more
Week 2: Results
Friday, March 12, 2010      5 comments

I wanted to post one of the ‘results’ from the Mindfulness classes Michael taught. “One person who had given up singing in choirs because she thought she ‘lost her voice’ is convinced that her voice returned because of her consistent practi... Read more
Week 2: Informal Practice
Thursday, March 11, 2010      4 comments

Michael suggested 3 easy ways to extend our informal practice: 1. Continue with the everyday mindfulness practice you selected from last weeks suggestions. 2. Add another from the list and be consistent each day. 3. Each hour pause an... Read more

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