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Da Vinci Code Inspired Yin Yang Meditation
"The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown is the inspiration for this meditation on the sacred balance of yin yang within us all.
Dan Brown's novel is fiction and high paced, but many aspects of spirituality are revealed in the plot and I highly recommend it! But now, let's go to the meditation I wrote based on the book ...
To begin - sit on a cushion facing your meditation table. It is nice to have fresh flowers (roses are a fragrant choice), candles and incense burning - their pyramid shapes reminding us to reach upward from our sacred roots (routes) of balanced yin yang ...
Say an opening prayer such as
"May the Light of Truth
Reach up from deep within my soul
Emblazoning my thoughts and actions
With balance, kindness, clarity."
Now, close your eyes and hold an image of beauty that inspires you. It could be a special scene you find uplifting or a work of art.
Begin even and regular breathing - counts 1, 2, breathe in; counts 3, 4, breathe out; counts 1, 2, breathe in and continue for a minute or two.
Continue breathing evenly without counting and take a few minutes to reflect on the yin-yang balance in nature - the daily cycle of night and day; cause and effect in actions; male and female; winter and summer, to name a few. Every part of our natural world carries a balance and taking time for active and quiet time in our daily routine imparts much needed balance and harmony in our fast-paced society.
Finish your meditation with thoughts of gratefulness for the beauty and balance in mother nature, season after season.
Take a deep breath, stand and stretch, refreshed.
Da Vinci Code Inspired Rose Meditation
Article by Susan Helene Kramer
Photo credit Stan Schaap. Pyramid entrance to Le Louvre, Paris, France.
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