Not More Hacks! I don’t really care for hacks. All that short-cut, time-saving ideology. I don’t want to short change my experience just so that I can cram more into an hour. Run faster, get more done, be busier. Enough of doing more. But on this occasion I’m hacking how to meditate so that more people can use it and get over their fear of it. I’m specifically hacking ‘meditating properly’ because it came up for one of my clients. It came up so much that it had hampered his own meditation process. He felt that he should be...Read More
Author: Craig Coggle
Many people come to me for ways to use meditation to help them with relaxation. Stress and anxiety are huge realities for a number of them and seeking a way to relax is an understandable aim. Usually I give some starting techniques to introduce calm. Soon after I will begin to develop these and suggest ways to deepen their meditation practice. There is an enormous power available through meditation and I have always believed that relaxation is only a single starting response. However, as I have deepened my reflection on this I think that relaxation can actually benefit us...Read More
Taking a circle of drummers through transformation is a life changing event. The circle gives us equanimity and clarity. It allows us open communication and connection. Not sitting behind desks or standing in lines; instead a limitless path. Now take the circle and twist it in on itself to give a spiral. Allow the drummers to overlap each other as they play. Hear the overlap, the fields of rhythm. Plant a starting rhythm at the centre point of the spiral and let it travel outwards along the curve from player to player and drum to drum. Once the rhythm is breathing...Read More
When we organise sounds with silence we have the beginnings of rhythm. The nature of the spaces between the sounds will determine a regular rhythm or something we would describe as arrhythmic. Something that we describe as rhythmic would have a certain degree of predictability about it, it wouldn’t feel unexpected as it unfolded. Sounds played with a recognisable periodicity create a cycle that feels balanced and a movement that engages us into a groove. Rhythm played in this way is infectious and satisfying. Our connection to rhythm comes from our physiology. We move and function through a...Read More
Everyday the media is full of new stories that demonstrates even more the depths that people will sink to in their time on our planet. I’m not going to list them. That will just reinforce my experience of them, the laws of attraction happen in both directions both positive and negative. I’m out to change my experience of them. From violence to peace. From fear to love. From hatred to compassion. I’ve decided that I will only allow in those things that I want. That means news, that means stories online and in print. I’m only open to the vibration...Read More
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