For some reason praying for peace has been at the forefront of my day since waking up and mentally repeating the lovingkindness chant for a while before getting up. Lovely way to begin the day.
After several days of things shut down (snow) around here, the post office was out making deliveries so the essential oils suggested by Hanna (see post) finally arrived so I guessed at a ratio, mixed them with carrier oil, tossed in some rose oil and put some on. I’ve felt a bunch of energy moving ever since.
Late in the afternoon I wanted to meditate. Notwithstanding the morning chanting, I’ve not been in the mood for the lovingkindness chant for some time now (though I repeat the chant to myself often). I HAVE been drawn back lately to the Ego Eradicator, which I did for the suggested 40 days a couple of years ago and wrote about here, here, and here. So I began with that.
Then did a short guided (by me) meditation to look into the Roman past life that’s hanging on in my head and work on releasing it. Made progress though the sense is I need to meditate on it some more. My guidance is to write a spell about it and create a circle in which to meditate.
Then I moved on to singing Gayatri Mantra, followed by Om Shanti Om. I love Deva Premal’s versions of those and I like to sing along with her instead of singing alone (and having to count along with my prayer beads 🙂 –let her do the counting…). Going out of order, I remembered after I finished meditating/chanting that I’d meant to smudge the room (burn sage and cedar) as I’ve not done it in AGES and forgot, so I smudged anyway.
My final step was to leave Om Shanti Om playing on a loop in the room. I’ve found that a piece of music with a particular energy to it can impact or shift the energy in a room just playing on repeat. I used to do it sometimes in my classes when I felt a need to shift — just put a particular chant or chakra balancer on repeat and let it move the energy in the room through the whole class.
All day I’ve just followed my instincts about what practice or chant to do and I feel SO good! Hope you found 10 minutes or more to pray or chant or meditate for peace, thereby creating peace in you.