Wednesday Evening Meditation Circle

"Autumn Equinox Meditation"
With Peggy Bradley

Wednesday Evening, September 21, 2022
6:00pm to 6:45pm - In person
The Buzz Ware Village Center
2119 The Highway, Arden, DE 19810

This evening join Peggy Bradley for an Autumn Equinox meditation. As we say goodbye to Summer and welcome in the Autumn we also realize there are many changes taking place in the world around us and within ourselves.

Peggy has a regular meditation practice and she will facilitate our meditation. Take the journey within and see what gifts and insights your soul and Spirit has waiting for you at this beautiful time of year!

Join us if you can, we would love to be with you! A love offering is greatly appreciated.

Artwork by Saskartgirl on Pinterest.

Wednesday Evening Meditation Circle

With Dave Jones

Wednesday Evening, September 14, 2022
6:00pm to 6:45pm - In person
The Buzz Ware Village Center
2119 The Highway, Arden, DE 19810

This evening, we continue our meditations upon the feminine energies or qualities within ourselves and within the universe. This feminine aspect is often associated with the moon in both ancient and modern natural philosophy.

From the Hindu tradition the moon is personified as the god Chandra, interestingly a male figure, but with feminine qualities. After a brief exploration of the mythology of Chandra we will relax into the deeply meditative and beautiful music of recording artist Sheila Chandra and associated musicians. Learn more about Sheila's music here.

Join us if you can, we would love to be with you! A love offering is greatly appreciated.

Artwork by "K.D." posted from Pinterest.

Wednesday Evening Meditation Circle - September 7, 2022

6:00pm to 6:45pm - In person
The Buzz Ware Village Center
2119 The Highway, Arden, DE 19810

This evening, September 7th, join Mary Wimberly in a meditation on opening your heart into self-compassion.

Mary is completing her Religious Science Practitioner training and is the Visioning Team coordinator with Awakened Heart. She is also an accomplished artist who's works often feature original hand-painted or hand-crafted, charming nature spirits, sprites and beings. 

Artwork by Crystal Inner Circle

Wednesday Evening Meditation Circle

"The Sun In Virgo - Honoring the Divine Feminine"
With Dave Jones

This evening, join us as we honor the feminine principle, energy and life of Woman. Science of Mind philosophy teaches that both masculine and feminine energies, both cause and effect, seed and soil are required in order for the creative process to bring forth manifestation into the material world. Having reflected upon the masculine and solar energies of the summer Sun in Leo, we now turn to meditate upon the feminine and earthly energies of the Earth, as signified by the constellation of Virgo, the woman.

This is a time of fruitfulness, of harvest, of being fed and nurtured. It is a time of embodiment and of realization. Our meditation features the beautiful song celebrating womanhood, and of woman's connection and oneness with Mother Earth called "Rose", by Ayla Shafer. 

Artwork at right by Lori Menna

A Study of the construction of the playing surfaces of the Dayan and Bayan tabla drums shows, similar to crop circles, that the ratios in size of the Earth and the Moon are encoded with fairly precise dimensions. These two tabla images may not represent all tabla drums, but each of these photographed images do show the correct ratios fairly accurately. Symbolically then, could we say that when musicians play the tablas, with their ability to play both tempo and melody, the listeners are being Moonsung?

As the tablas appear to encode the ratio of Earth and Moon, we remember that the temple called Stonehenge also encodes these same ratios. Is it possible that what we see in the modern art of crafting tablas represents the preservation or transmission of an ancient  knowledge or wisdom tradition stretching back to the time of the the builders of the great stone circles and pyramids? Is it possible that the appearance of the sacred ratios of Earth and Moon encoded in both tablas and Stonehenge points to a common source of knowledge and tradition which weaves together both Celtic and Hindu cultures in the distant past? Of course what we see here could well just be a misinterpretation, a coincidence,  or even beyond the realm of rationality,

This unique image of The Fool from the tarot arcana,  by Erike Miranda, shows the fool (or sage) poised mid-way , between the realm of day and night, the sun and moon in the upper half of the image, and between the upper realm of air and fire and the lower realm of earth and water. The Fool can be seen to be a hero figure beginning his journey into the under world, or the realm of incarnation.

This image also can be interpreted from the standpoint of psychology as the exploration of the conscious and subconscious sides of ones self, or of the ego and shadow, the masculine and feminine or the thinking and feeling aspects of the psyche. 

The fool/sage is standing on a platform of  7 boards representing the seven principles of the Kybalion hermetic tradition and the 7 virtues or "VIRTUS". The first hermetic principle is: ""The All is Mind; The Universe is Mental." This principle forms the basis of the philosophy and teachings of the Science of Mind. This image may suggest that the sage is the metaphysician who stands between pattern and matter, cause and effect, thought and form, which again, are symbolized by the upper realm of spring/summer and the lower realm of autumn/winter and their associated elements.

The dog, which has  hold of the hem of the sages garment and which appears to be restraining him from stepping off the platform, may suggest that the sage should remain in a position of balance between the two realms and not plunge completely into the world of effect, thus suffering the amnesia that can attend the act of incarnation, whereby one forgets one's true Self. Notice the circular symbol above the sages head, possibly representing thought or mind which should participate in both realms simultaneously. 

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New Crop Circle @ Etchilhampton Hill, Nr Devizes, Wiltshire. Reported 24th July. Does this formation have any relationship to the mandala above? Let us see..

Some initial observations in mapping out this formation. Note especially the larger circle at the bottom of the triangle with the smaller circle inscribed within it based upon its center point.

Additional geometry in the form of eight hexagons is described and the ratios of several of the circles inside the formation are highlighted. Also the centerline (in red), representing an horizon, dividing the design into  equal upper and lower regions.

Having become familiar with the size ratios of the earth and moon from previous studies, I wondered if any of the circles in this formation encoded that ratio.

The blue and yellow circles from inside the formation were copied and placed tangentially to each other and superimposed on the graphic of the earth/moon and scaled up while maintaining their proper ratios. The result can be seen, a near perfect fit.

The earth moon ratio can be further applied by placing a "moon circle" inside the surrounding hexagons. Although not a technically perfect fit, it appears to be close enough to suggest that the hexagons could represent a lunar orbit around the earth, and we may as well include the 8 phases of the moon as seen in the mandala posted a couple of days ago, and inferring a time period of one month.

The smaller yellow circles in an arc can be seen as the moon traveling through the night sky from its rising on the eastern horizon to its setting on the western horizon inferring a time period of one night. This design thus mirrors the path of the sun, from sunrise to sunset, as seen in the mandala posted a couple of days ago.

The central circle appears to have design elements, highlighted in yellow and orange, that could symbolize the sun, with 8 rays. Symbolically, this formation also could include the sun in an moon/earth relationship.

So perhaps our answer is yes, there does appear to be a nice correlation between the symbolic representations of our earth, the moon, and the sun and the cycle of the seasons as shown in our mandala above.

Venus in The Lotus Pendant- by Rebecca Anderson

About Our Group Meditation

Each Wednesday evening Awakened Heart offers a group meditation to provide a mid-week space for spiritual practice, centering and connection with Spirit and each other.

We meet The Buzz Ware Village Center in Arden, DE both indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather.

The meditation will vary from week-to-week, led by a variety of people featuring a rich diversity of meditation methods and perspectives.

The guided meditations have varying themes and techniques, ancient and modern.

This group is for those who want to experience group meditation to bring peace, power and poise into one's everyday life.

This Group Meditation is also a MeetUp group. You are welcome to join the MeetUp group to connect and communicate with others engaged in developing their meditation practice.