5801 W. Britton Road St. K
Oklahoma City, OK, 73132
Coming into a new year we tend to reflect on the previous year. Were our hopes and dreams realized? Do we like where we are heading? This also prompts us to look back over our lives. Have I accomplished what I wanted to? Am I happy with my spiritual growth and development? Do I have a clearer sense of why I am here on this planet at this time? Do I feel good about the type of person I have become? My actions, beliefs, goals, and connections? On my deathbed will I look back over my life and be pleased with the life that I have lived?
It is sometimes difficult to have perspective when we are in the middle of things. Having a perspective from a higher place often helps us see the bigger picture. Like in the movie, â€œItâ€™s a Wonderful Lifeâ€ â€“ evaluating our lives from the overall view of our existence â€“ not just our momentary perspective.
How do we even know what our soulâ€™s purpose is? How do we find out? The presumption is that living our soulâ€™s purpose will help us feel that our lives have meaning â€“ that we are really accomplishing something valuable and meaningful. That we have gifts and talents and specific life experiences for a reason.
So, when we ask the question â€œWhat does the soul want?â€ we are accessing that higher broader perspective about not only our actions now and how they affect our lives but also to determine whether we are doing everything we can to perfect that perfect pattern of our soul.
We can also receive guidance from our soul that can direct us to keep on track with those beliefs and activities that support our knowledge of who we are and why we are here in a happy, joyful, caring, rewarding way.
Techniques and practices will be presented in such a way that every individual will receive what is needed whether you are new to meditation or have studied meditation for many years. Inner journey practices will be accompanied by restorative and therapeutic yoga practices to assist you in integration of the new vibration coming into your bodies.
This type of inner journey work requires some effort so bring healthy snacks such as fruit and nuts for extra fuel. Wear comfortable clothes for sitting during meditation and for yoga stretches and movement. Bring a notepad to record insights received during the meditation sessions.
Dana Carpenter, MPH provides a meditation school at Unity Spiritual Life Center in Oklahoma City. She is a student of Audle Allison, has been meditating since 1974 and teaching meditation since 2000.