As an Animal Holistic Guru, volunteering at Remus Horse Sanctuary in my spare time, Reiki teacher, working mother, wife, owner of two Springer Spaniels. Finding quietness can be impossible.
During the week I work in a very busy Pharmacy and spend my whole day focused on the task at hand making sure I get it right 100% of the time. No time to day dream or to think about what I will be having for dinner. I arrive home each evening, with sore feet, throbbing head. Opening my front door my two Springer Spaniels greet me with such joy and enthusiasm, jumping up and down with excitement, waiting for their walk. I am deafened by the noise of the TV. My husbands love affair of Liverpool Football team has meant evenings spent listening to the Liverpool TV channel, which plays a never ending loop. After walking the dogs, I then sit down and answer my e mails for about an hour and then chat with my son and husband about their day. This kind of day is repeated in my life most days and I am sure it happens in lots of houses all over the world. Finding silence, tranquility, serenity for me is very difficult and if I should wait for those moments, I would be waiting a very, very long time. Even as I write this, the TV is on in the back ground, shouting out the football results.
My meditations have been snatched in the early mornings and very late evening and occasionally when I am out walking with my dogs. They are special moments and always cherished.
It was Frans Steine of the International House of Reiki who said to me, that silence can be found in the noisiest of places. Actually finding silence in the chaos can be the most profound experience, as you are able to find that tranquility deep within yourself.
Having a week off at home with my family, I eagerly waited for a Reiki Relaxation CD, by Bronwen Steine of the International House of Reiki to arrive from the USA. It came in the post and plopped onto the floor, I ran down stairs in my PJ's. My son was asleep, my husband was reading the paper and my dogs lay at the end of my bed. A rare opportunity had arisen and I was going to take it. I lay on the bed, lit a candle and popped the CD into the player. Bronwen's beautiful voice swirled around me and I drifted into a deep relaxation. Unfortunately, almost at the same time, my phone started to ring, my dogs started barking to the ringing phone. My husband started shouting at me to hurry up and to answer the phone and my dear son turned the TV on. There was a remarkable thing that happened. Within this chaos, was the deepest silence I have ever had, a place of peacefulness, calmness and I was positively sedated.
Finding quietness in a chaotic world can be so amazing and has taught me that I can meditate at any time I want now. I can highly recommend the CD by Bronwen Steine and have given it 10 out of 10. If I can find silence, I certainly know that everyone else will definitely be able to.
Reiki Relaxation Guided Healing Meditations by Bronwen Steine. Available from Amazon and the International House of Reiki website