I settled into my meditation corner after lighting a cone of incense and took some cleansing breaths followed by a two powers meditation. It was difficult to focus, at first, because there was an ant crawling on me from time to time. I decided to let it be an exercise on focus but, relative novice that I am, it was a challenge!
I opted not to use my drum today. Weretoad had just got home from work and wanted to take a nap. I wasn’t sure if my drumming would disturb him or not. I tried to focus on my breathing and on the image of a triquetra.
Along with the ant, the heat made it difficult as well. My ritual/art room has a wall of southern facing windows. Even with the shades down, it stays quite warm.
In the end, I didn’t achieve trance but I was able to stay focused on the image of the triquetra for extended periods of time. I also relaxed myself quite thoroughly. When I came out of it (mostly because of the heat), I felt content and peaceful. Trance or not, it is good for someone with a fiery personality to reach that state.
I think I may try again later when it’s cooler out. I’m endeavoring to restrict my internet access and I think disciplining myself to meditate in the cooler part of the day will help me on both fronts!
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