“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.” Joseph Campbell, author
Meditation is a powerful tool for transformation. When you meditate, you journey deep within your being to your sacred space. Here, you naturally connect with the Source of pure love, light and all that is, remembering who you truly are and experiencing a blissful peace that is essential to replenishing your mind, body and spirit. In this place of peace there is no room for doubt, fears, criticism, stress, illness or even expectation. In meditation, you are receptive to divine guidance, healing and inspiration that creates a positive, ripple-effect throughout all the areas of your life.
Neuroscientists have conducted numerous studies on the benefits of meditation. Research has shown that meditators shift their brain activity to different states of the cortex; brain waves in the stress-prone right frontal cortex move to the calmer left frontal cortex. This mental shift decreases the negative effects of stress, depression and anxiety. There is also less activity in the amygdala, where the brain processes fear. Several studies have demonstrated that subjects who meditated for a short time showed increased alpha waves. Within this particular state, the brain triggers chemicals known as endorphins. This chemical release provides a feeling of well-being which lingers long after the meditation has ended. Endorphins also boost and recharge the immune system, lower the heart rate, improve the flow of oxygen to the lungs and balance the level of the hormone cortisol, encouraging deeper and more restful sleep patterns.
There are so many additional benefits to incorporating meditation into your life. Meditation gives you the energy and vitality to enjoy your life in the present moment. It helps you to naturally feel happier and more relaxed, increases your motivation and builds your confidence. Meditation can also inspire your creativity, improve your concentration, strengthen your intuition and heighten problem-solving skills. When you meditate regularly, you are also less reactive in the face of challenges; you can sustain positive thinking, make better decisions and dramatically improve the quality of all your relationships. Furthermore, the positive benefits of meditation also changes your vibrational frequency at a deep cellular level, placing you in perfect harmony with what you want to attract in your life.
Are you ready to give yourself the gift of meditation?
“I have attended meditation classes conducted by Norma for three years which I can honestly say have changed my life. I no longer feel ill in the stomach or have headaches due to stress. I have faith in myself, my abilities and intuition, so that the actions of other people can no longer upset me. My thoughts are constantly of a positive nature and I have banished emotions such as guilt, resentment and regret. I have also recommended the meditation classes to my friends and family who appeared to be stressed. They also love the classes! I would say that in addition to teaching meditation, Norma teaches invaluable life skills. I would recommend her classes to everyone of any age.” (Kay)
“Norma’s dedication to spreading the ‘art of meditation’ has opened the doorway to upliftment for all who come to her. The vibrations of peace and love I receive during the class are a beautiful gift which radiates through me to all those whom I come into contact with. It is also an ideal introduction for anyone embarking on their journey of self-discovery.” (Anita.)
“Norma is a unique person whose integrity, sensitivity and gentle manner enable her to demonstrate a very special degree of understanding for others. As a facilitator for both older students and adults she uses her considerable creativity to design programs, meditations and workshops that can target specific personal or communal needs. In her work, Norma uses her knowledge, intuition, empathy and experience to nurture those whom she is leading and help each person to reflect and connect more deeply with their own spirit.” (Mary-Anne Mccudden, R.E.C. Marymede Catholic College, South Morang)
“We were delighted with the gentle, sensitive and insightful way Norma led us in reflection and meditation on our Staff Spirituality Day. Her creativity and presence enabled staff to move into places of silence and stillness in a special way. All came away feeling enlivened, enlightened and inspired.” (Anne Young, Deputy Principal – Mission, Catholic Ladies’ College, Eltham)
Our experience with Chill Out – Meditation
“Norma came to St Columba’s College to provide us with a Meditation session as part of our Fiontar Program. All the workshops we attended were designed for us to experience how to take care of ourselves inside and out and feel more confident and more beautiful.
In Norma’s workshop we took some time out of our normal routine to sit, think and go off into another world, just to forget about our problems and the stress of our lives. As soon as we walked into the room, we felt instantly relaxed. Soft music was playing, incense sticks burning and candles lit. Norma played her harp for us as well. It was an absolutely amazing experience that we will never forget!”
(Year 8 students, St. Columba’s College, Essendon)