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Dailing (Walking) Meditation.
« on: September 13, 2011, 09:49:31 pm »
I signed up a while back for an e-newsletter about holistic healing. I figure, "Eh? Why not?" So, I caught an article about daily walking meditation to which I was pretty floored. I figured, I can do that. Walk and chatter to whatever in my head and then look around for an answer.

So, I did it for the first time today and I realized how hard it's going to be to interpret any responses to my ramblings. I guess that's true of using any form of meditation to communicate with On High.

I was just wondering: Does anyone else utilize this practice? Where's it gotten you?
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Re: Dailing (Walking) Meditation.
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2011, 10:19:05 pm »
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So, I did it for the first time today and I realized how hard it's going to be to interpret any responses to my ramblings. I guess that's true of using any form of meditation to communicate with On High.

I was just wondering: Does anyone else utilize this practice? Where's it gotten you?

 
I haven't, but might have to give it a shot!  I'll let you know what, if anything, comes of it.
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Re: Dailing (Walking) Meditation.
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2011, 09:52:05 am »
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I was just wondering: Does anyone else utilize this practice? Where's it gotten you?


I used to, and your post may get me to go back to it.

I found it very helpful, but the length of time was important.  Any shorter than 30 minutes and I didn't really get anything out of it.  I also *had* to use trails where I couldn't hear anything but my footsteps and the sounds of nature around me.
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Re: Dailing (Walking) Meditation.
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2011, 10:00:58 am »
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..I was just wondering: Does anyone else utilize this practice? Where's it gotten you?


I use it quite often though more so for specific questions vice just general ramblings.  For me its not only tied to a range of time but also a state of mind.  Usually I get an answer and know its an answer because of the in your face type situation that presents itself.

Sometimes the answer comes in a way where every other noise around me just goes and all I hear is a certain noise.  If visual I find I am so drawn to a given thing that I loose the entire forest as I focus upon the single item that jumps out at me.  In some ways almost seeming as if I have fallen into a trance and am guided to some point only awakening when I arrive there.

The problem though for me is that at times the answer has so many facets that I have difficulty embracing it.  Think of looking at a slide show where each slide is important but they flash so quickly across the screen that you miss part as your mind lingers upon the previous image yet you start to anticipate the next.  Then you step forward and step back as you try to set yourself in just the right position to get the best resception.

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Re: Dailing (Walking) Meditation.
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2011, 01:41:23 pm »
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I used to, and your post may get me to go back to it.

I found it very helpful, but the length of time was important.  Any shorter than 30 minutes and I didn't really get anything out of it.  I also *had* to use trails where I couldn't hear anything but my footsteps and the sounds of nature around me.

 
Hm. Maybe that's my problem. I live in the city: there are no trails of anything in my area so I've been having to use my neighborhood for all of this inspiration and meditation. It would seem kind of counter productive if I drove to trails for this, though...
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Re: Dailing (Walking) Meditation.
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2011, 01:49:10 pm »
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So, I did it for the first time today and I realized how hard it's going to be to interpret any responses to my ramblings.


Well, you could bring along a voice recorder. At least that way you would have records of those ramblings ;) which you could transfer onto paper. Then every now and then you could review the whole journal and see where you've gotten.
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Re: Dailing (Walking) Meditation.
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2011, 01:54:42 pm »
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Well, you could bring along a voice recorder. At least that way you would have records of those ramblings ;) which you could transfer onto paper. Then every now and then you could review the whole journal and see where you've gotten.

 
Hey. That's not a bad suggestion.
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Re: Dailing (Walking) Meditation.
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2011, 02:47:00 pm »
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Does anyone else utilize this practice? Where's it gotten you?

 
I've used walking for a very long time to calm myself down and get my thoughts together. It's definitely an important part of my exercise at the moment, and sometimes I'll do energy work, like running the Iron Pentacle, as I walk. I also use it to connect with the seasons where I live, or do devotional work by paying attention to things I associate with different deities (architecture for Seshat, crossroads and different kinds of transportation for Hermes, etc.) I rarely do the "walk and look for information" type meditation, though. And all of the above is in an urban environment for me at the moment - I love my city.

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Re: Dailing (Walking) Meditation.
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2011, 04:27:19 pm »
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I was just wondering: Does anyone else utilize this practice?

 
I do not as of yet but now that the weather in GA has cooled off significantly I will walk my happy ass outside =) I work in high-rises in North Atlanta but luckily they enclose a beautiful garden area. I plan on utilizing this asap! Thanks for the article. Will let you know how it goes.

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Re: Dailing (Walking) Meditation.
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2011, 11:34:32 pm »
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I was just wondering: Does anyone else utilize this practice? Where's it gotten you?

 
I haven't really used it spiritually, which I really ought to do, but it's helped considerably with my writing.  I've frequently used it for writing, when I just wanted to work out how to write that one character whose voice wouldn't appear or similar problems.  I've also had long talks with the gods while out walking, although that was much shorter and more prayer than meditation.  I should do it more often.
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