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5-Minute Mindfulness Meditations for Children, 8 Years & Up

Joseph Drumheller, Leading Meditation, Healing & Education

5-Minute Mindfulness Meditations for Children, 8 Years & Up

Joseph Drumheller, Leading Meditation, Healing & Education

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14 Lessons (59m)
    • 1. Promo

      1:58
    • 2. Meditation for Kids, The Magic Blank Canvas (Creativity)

      5:23
    • 3. Meditation for Kids, Increasing Energy

      6:18
    • 4. Meditation for Kids, Settling Down (Grounding)

      7:02
    • 5. Meditation for Kids, Calming Disruptive Emotions (Integration)

      7:12
    • 6. Meditation for Kids, The Magic of Sound

      5:46
    • 7. Meditation for Kids, Nature

      5:45
    • 8. Lecture for Adults - The Magic Blank Canvas (Creativity)

      2:35
    • 9. Lecture for Adults - Energizing

      2:06
    • 10. Lecture for Adults - Settling Down (Grounding)

      1:44
    • 11. Lecture for Adults - Calming Disruptive Emotions (Integration)

      4:32
    • 12. Lecture for Adults - The Magic of Sound

      3:01
    • 13. Lecture for Adults - Connecting to Nature

      4:21
    • 14. Bonus

      1:40
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About This Class

Children are magical people with amazing inner worlds, just waiting to be opened. In this course, 5-Minute Mindfulness Meditations for Children, that’s exactly what we’re going to do, open the doors to the magical inner worlds of your children.

For Kids

This course provides six unique, 5-minute meditations, designed especially for your kids. This course will give tools to enrich the lives of your children by fostering their emotional and mental health, enhancing their creativity, and deepening their spirituality, for as long as they live.

Each meditation is also accompanied by a video lecture and written summary script for adults, just in case you grown-ups want to join in on the fun.

For Grown-ups

Each meditation is also accompanied by a video lecture and written summary script for adults. The scripts can be for you to lead meditations with kids later on. Don't forget, the meditations are great for you old folks too!

Benefits of Meditation

Meditation can give your children a significant advantage in their development, as they enter this rapidly accelerating world. Science has illuminated numerous health benefits associated with meditation, that can have a positive impact on their lives as they grow. Some of those benefits include:

  1. Reducing Stress

  2. Calming Unwanted Behavior and Emotions

  3. Expanding their Capacity for Creativity and Learning

  4. Increasing the Likelihood of Happiness and Well-Being

I know children today are born into a world filled with challenges. But that’s why I created this course. I’ll teach you techniques you can share with your kids, in just a few minutes. It’s easy, it’s wonderful, and anyone can do it. All you need is the desire to make their lives better.

In this course, kids will learn meditations to:

  • Enhance CREATIVITY.

  • Increase ENERGY.

  • SETTLE DOWN.

  • CALM disruptive EMOTIONS.

  • Create magical feelings with SOUND.

  • Deeply connect with NATURE.

In this course adults will learn:

  • Through VIDEO LECTURES, the strategies, techniques, and methodology behind leading meditations for children.

  • Through WRITTEN SUMMARIES the strategies, techniques, and methodology behind leading meditations for children. The summaries also include outlined scripts to assist you in leading your own meditations for kids.

  • Adults will receive a FREE EBOOK, summarizing the course.

What students are saying about Joseph’s courses:

… the meditations are next-level awesome. Courtney Seard

I'm doing a couple of Joseph Drumheller courses and he's a really fantastic teacher. His approach is very genuine and authentic. He spent many years providing support to terminally ill cancer patients. Highly recommended. Phil Strong

You know, Joseph, I really appreciate the reminder that unresolved emotional charges INFLUENCE our decision making and behavior. I can see that this has played out in my life to my great misfortune. At this stage of my life, it is very important for me to take charge of these ancient emotional triggers, and create a much healthier and happier existence. I love your class, Joseph. Thanks again for all of your hard work! Laurel Gay Edwards

Your delivery was warm and natural and your sincerity and love of meditation shines through. I can see how much work has gone into this course and I'm sure it will reach and help many, many, many people. It's so nice to 'meet' someone with very similar views on meditation and an approach to teaching that chimes with my own. I wish you every success! Linda Hall

Joseph Drumheller's practical, earthy approach to meditation, along with his soothing voice and approachability provide a comfortable place to begin a new practice or gain deeper insights to those more established. Speaking as a lifelong meditator myself, I recommend his work. Judy Blackwell

I will say that the main thing I look for in someone in such a course is that they exude calm, and joy....and you do......and that they look trustworthy, good energy when you look at their eyes...when they speak...and you do… Marika Marks

Very professional and I loved the videos! If this is your first class online, I wouldn't have known it. You did a great job! Judy Lynne

Marika Marks

Very professional and I loved the videos! If this is your first class online, I wouldn't have known it. You did a great job! Judy Lynne

Meet Your Teacher

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Joseph Drumheller

Leading Meditation, Healing & Education

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Joseph Drumheller

I'm a leader in meditation and healing and a four-time, award-winning author with a mission that is quite simple:  To assist people of all ages in becoming the greatest version of who they are meant to be.

I've spent over 25 years working in the worlds of Meditation, Healing, and Spirituality.  Six of those years I spent working as a Clinical Hypnotherapist in a cancer radiation clinic in Bellingham, WA.  Since 1991, I've performed over 2,000 private sessions, led numerous seminars, workshops, online courses and retreats, and published an assortment of books for adults and children. 

I was also born with a deep spiritual connection to nature, which led me to earn a Master of Science degree in G... See full profile

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1. Promo: Children are magical people and Children have magical inner worlds just waiting to be opened in this course five minute meditations for Children. That's exactly what we're going to do. We're going to open the magical inner worlds of Children. Hello, my name is Joseph Drumheller. I'm a four time award winning author and have been working in the worlds of meditation and healing for over 25 years. I also write Children's books, and I've given hundreds of presentations to kids, introducing them to the magic of meditation. This course provides six unique five minute meditations and designed especially for your kids. Each meditation is also accompanied by a written summary script for adults. Just in case you grownups when joining on the flight, science has illuminated numerous health benefits associated with meditation. They can have a positive impact on your kids as they grow. Some of those benefits include reducing stress, calming unwanted behavior and emotions, expanding creativity in the capacity for learning and increasing the likelihood a life filled with happiness and well being. I know Children today are born into a world filled with challenges, but that's why I created this course. The's brief meditations can benefit your kids in just a few minutes. They're easy, they're wonderful and they're fun, and anyone could do it. So please join me on this remarkable journey of five minute meditations for Children by enrolling you and your kids in this course, please click on the button and I'll see in class. 2. Meditation for Kids, The Magic Blank Canvas (Creativity): Hello and welcome to the meditation called the Magic Blank Canvas. This amazing meditation opens a magical doors to your creativity so you can create something beautiful. In this meditation, you will be imagining a white blank canvas, which is a flat white surface an artist paints on. It's like a big piece of thick paper. Now all you need to do is sit or lie down. Now take a deep breath, start to relax, close your eyes and pay attention to me. So with your eyes closed, I'd like you to imagine a big, blank white canvas right in front of you. If you like, You can use an imaginary paint brush and paint with invisible pains. Now just pay attention to what forms on your canvas. You may see colors or shapes, or maybe you see people like yourself or your friends or your family. You may see activity than all sorts of fun or animals, maybe fairies or different places, and you may see stories starting to unfold. Or you may get special messages that are just for you. Whatever it iss, just keep paying attention just a few moments, and as you watch your story unfold on your magic canvas. You may also feel feelings, too. Maybe you feel tingling or energy moving in your body. Or maybe you feel happy or adventuresome excited, so just keep paying attention for a few more moments. Now what I want you to do is I want you to remember what is on your magic white canvas. Pay attention to it, see the story, feel the feelings. And when this meditation is over, I want you to go created. You could write it down, or you can draw it, or you can do whatever you need to do to make it happen. Now take another deep breath, and when you are ready, there's no hurry at all. When you feel like you're finished, you can slowly open your eyes and remember what is on your magic way. 3. Meditation for Kids, Increasing Energy: well again. And welcome to the meditation called increasing energy. You want to do this meditation before you start doing something that needs lots of energy, like playing sports or dance. So before we start, what I want you to do is to feel a ball of energy between your hands. So put your hands apart like this. I just feel the energy at the ball. You can pretend or imagine and then feel it. Okay, that's all we need to do not just pay attention to me. So what we're gonna do to start this one? Just get yourself seated. Relax. Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and then place your hands in front of you and imagine, or pretend for Feel a ball of energy in between your hands. Take another deep breath and raise that ball of energy between your hands to the top of your head and just start toe. Pull it down through your body, your crown chakra Moving into your brain, feeling the energy between your hands and in your body. They feel like gentle electricity or tingling feelings. Pull it down into your neck, your shoulders. Bring it into your heart, breathing as you go to your stomach, your hips base of your spine, taking to breathe this tingling ball of light and energy down to your legs past your knees and then release it through your feet and down into the middle of the way. Take a deep breath. You call this energy back up from the center of the earth into our hands or goes to our feet up to our legs. You can feel it coming off the palms of your hands and into your body, energizing your body as it goes into your knees, bringing this ball between your hands up to your hips, your stomach breathing as you go. Get into your heart on up into your head, moving through your crown chakra back in between your hands. So there's a ball of energy above your head and then we're gonna release it from our hands . Bring her hands down. Leave the ball of energy up there and I'll pull this ball of energy down into your brain. Bring into your throat on your shoulders. Can actually feel this energy movie into your heart tingling, vibrant light as it goes moving into your stomach down a giri apps base of your spine. Do your legs attorneys, your lower legs. You could feel it energizing your feet. And now we're gonna let this energy move to the center of the earth. So you feel strongly connected from the top of your head to the center of the earth, and your body is starting to feel very, very energized. Take a deep breath and now bring this energy up from the center of the earth again, moving from the earth to the soles of your feet, the tingling and energizing as it goes. Bring into your lower legs, your knees, your upper legs and your hips. That starts to move up your spine again. Your stomach feeling your heart tingling as it moves up through your shoulders, your neck and into your head. So every part of you is starting to feel energized. A zit moves into the top of your head. Take a deep breath and feel your energized body and just relax and enjoy it for us along that you like. And when you're ready, you could just release the meditation, but no good 4. Meditation for Kids, Settling Down (Grounding): hello and welcome to the meditation called Settling Down. It's also called grounding, because when you use it, sometimes you feel like a big old tree grounding down into the earth. In the last meditation, we increased energy. This meditation is the exact opposite, so use it when you feel like you have too much energy where you feel like you're bouncing off the walls. This one will help you settle down and ground into earth, so you can either stand up or sit down for this one. It doesn't really matter, but just get yourself in a nice, relaxed, comfortable position. Take a deep breath, close your eyes. If you like, we'll start to relax. So go ahead and just take another real deep breath and let it out. And if you're feeling frazzle their scattered, just start to pull your energy into your body, so just allow your awareness to call yourself back in to yourself. And then what I'd like you to do is I'd like you to take that energy that's in your body and focus it, or just allow your attention to rest on it gently at the very base of your spine. Take another deep breath on as you breathe. What I'd like you to do now is just to imagine that energy in the base of your spine going down into the center of the year. You can imagine it as a beam of light, like a root of a tree. We're like a cord or rope or a strong chain. Whatever it is, just allow yourself to feel that connection beginning from their base of your spine. And if you're sitting, just haven't go straight down into the earth. If you're standing, just have it. Go from your spine through your feet and down into the center of the year and just breathe as that connection starts to create itself and allow that energy to go all the way down and to connect into the center of the earth. Take another deep breath. Now. What I'd like you to do is just to imagine that in that connection that is in the center of the Earth, that the Earth's energy, whatever that is for you, starts to move up that connection. I just feel the Earth energy moving up that connection from the center of the earth. Maybe it's light or color or a cord or rope or whatever it is you feel, feel the Earth energy moving up that connection and tell it it connects with the route or shocker or the base of your spine, so feel that energy of the earth connecting into your route shocker or the base of your spine. Take another deep breath and just allow your energy to focus there and allow that earth energy to combine with your own physical energy. So it's now your energy, so it may feel a tingling sensation. You may feel warmth or peace might see color or light or whatever it is. Take another deep breath and then allow that energy once again to travel back down through that cord or through that energy connection toward the earth. And it's going toward the earth. Realized the Earth energy is again coming up that same chord as your energy goes down about halfway between the two. Those two energies connect. Just allow those two energies to fuse and become strongly connected as you continue to breathe as you continue to relax. So the connection between the base of your spine and the Earth is unbreakable. It feels incredibly solid very secure. A ziff. The two energies are one. You and the earth are one and just allow that energy from the earth to again come up to the base of your spine and connect and and then allowed to go back down into the center of the earth and just allow that energy to move back and forth in its own time in its own way. As you continue to relax, just breathe and feel that connection, it's becoming stronger, becoming more solid. You, Aziz, you are becoming one with the energy of the earth. You're very ground. So allow your energy to finish by connecting into the center of the earth. Take another very deep breath and enjoy this feeling of being grounded. And you could take this feeling with you throughout the rest of your day. So take another deep breath and just release the meditation. Good 5. Meditation for Kids, Calming Disruptive Emotions (Integration): hello and welcome to the medication called Calming, Disruptive Emotions. What will be doing is blending opposite feelings to create peace and calm. It's also called integration. So use this meditation when you have emotions you don't like, like feelings of anger and frustration, sadness or fear. So here's what we're gonna do in your left hand during the meditation you're going to put the feeling you don't like. Let's say it's anger and your right hand you're gonna put the opposite feeling. Let's say it's a feeling like calm and peace. Then you're gonna turn your two hands together like this. You're gonna feel those feelings, and you're gonna start to bring your hands together until your hands come together like this. You're gonna hold a hat your hands together until it's too feelings. Integrate or come to peace and you'll stop, You know, put your feelings on your heart and that's all there is to it. So let's go to this meditation and just see how magical it is. So as we began, I'd like you to take just one more very deep breath to relax. So to start this meditation, what I would like you to do is to place your hands out in front of you with your elbows bent at a 90 degree angle, with your palms face upward, about shoulder width apart and in your left hand. I would like you to place either a disruptive emotion, an area where you need to make a decision or an area of internal conflict in your left hand . And I want you to feel the attributes of what you have been there. It may feel heavy, or there may be color associated with it. There may be certain feelings or emotions attached to it, so just pay attention to those for a few moments and in your right hand, I'd like you to place the opposite of what's in your left hand. Maybe it's your other decision you want to make. It's the opposite of your disruptive emotion, or it's the other area of internal conflict. Feel the attributes, whatever's in your right, and it may be very different than what's in your left hand and then take another deep breath and then turn your palms so they face each other with attributes and you want in your left hand and the attributes in your right hand and allow your two hands to slowly come together, almost as if there's a magnetic force that's pulling them together. And and as your hands slowly come closer and closer together, you may begin to feel shifts. Energy or movement going on inside of your body, right side of your head. A zit comes closer and closer. Just pay attention to what's going on inside of you. Allow your hands slowly. Come together feeling shift towards integration, going on inside of your mind inside of your body until finally, you can feel your two hands come together in a position and just allow your hands to be there in that position. And if you what's going on inside of your body on inside of your mind as you take another deep breath, you can feel this process towards integration happening inside of your body. Just continue to breathe. Relax that you move to a state of peace. State of integration, State of decision. Just continue to bring even to relax, to pay close attention to what's happening inside of your body inside of your mind. You continue to relax when you are ready, and when you feel like the time is right. Go ahead and take your hands. Once they feel integrated in, place both of your hands over your heart and feel the shift and the integration can happening inside of your body, especially in your heart and a lot of your hands to just sit there for a few moments that you continue to breathe as you continue to relax, allowing the integration process to continue you. And when you're ready, when you feel like the process is completed, there is no hurry it you can just take a deep breath, You can lower your hands and you can release the meditation. And you can come back to this meditation whenever you feel that way. Good, right? 6. Meditation for Kids, The Magic of Sound: Hello and welcome to the meditation on sound. Did you know that sound could be like magic? It can make you more peaceful, more creative and give you more energy. So when you do this meditation, I want you to not only listen to the sounds, but I also want you to see if you can feel the sounds in your body. I bet you didn't even know you could feel sound. So let's give it a try. Did yourself nice and comfortable Take a deep breath, close your eyes and now pay attention to me. Well, let's get started by just taking another very deep breath all the way in and all the way out. - Just continue to relax. Take another deep bro. Way, - way . So allow yourself to continue to unwind, to relax by taking another gentle deep throat way, way, way. Just continuing to be a piece. One more deeper. No 7. Meditation for Kids, Nature: Hello and welcome to the meditation on nature. Nature meditations on my absolute favorites because when you meditate in nature, everything comes alive. Now I can't take you outside with this video, however, I can teach you how to meditate in nature so you can do it the next time you go outside. So pay close attention. So go ahead, get yourself very comfortable. Take a deep breath, close your eyes and we'll get started. Now go ahead and take another deep breath with your eyes closed. I want to pay attention to your eyes. In just a moment. I'm going to ask you to open your eyes as if someone else from another planet is looking through your eyes for the very first time. Go ahead and open your eyes and just pay attention to what your eyes see. Don't interpret our label or name anything. Just allow your eyes to see without trying. Go ahead and close your eyes. Take a deep breath and I want you to pay attention to your ears as if someone else is listening through your ears for the very first time. Just pay attention to what your ears here as if someone else is listening to your here. How interesting. Now, with your eyes still closed, take another deep breath. I want you to pay attention to your body as if someone else is feeling through your body for the very first time. Just pay attention to what? Your body's field. You may feel things even inside your body. You know, with your eyes still closed, take another deep breath and I want you to pay attention to your nose. Pay attention to what you're no smells and senses as if someone else's smelling through your nose for the very first time. And now I would like you to open your eyes as if someone else is feeling all your senses for the very first time. How curious and interesting. And you don't need to try. Just let your senses work by themselves in a detached, an interesting way and breathe. Now, as you continue to relax with all of your sentence senses alive, I'd like you to pay attention to this video, and I want you to pay attention with all your senses and also I want you to pay attention to Is the light just observed the light in the video with all your senses of lives. Take a deep breath and all I want you to pay attention to Is the colors just the different colors. Great again. And now pay attention to just the plants trees in the grass, picking other DeGraff. And I want you to pay attention to just the movement. How things are moving now with another deep breath, as if someone else is using your body for the very first time. I want you to pay attention This video, how everything is alive. Just pay attention for a few moments. It's but everything that you see and sense is alive. Now, the next time you go outside, I want you to observe nature in this way and everything will come alive as if someone else is using your senses and the reason everything comes alive. If you pay attention in this way, you will notice that we live on a living planet on this planet is called Earth. Now take another deep breath and now go outside 8. Lecture for Adults - The Magic Blank Canvas (Creativity): welcome to the lecture for the Magic Blank canvas. This is one of my favorite meditation because it opened the doors to creativity, whether it's writing a book, making artwork or making music or just trying to get ideas to solve problems. This is a really wonderful meditation, and this meditation can be used exceptionally well for Children also. So one thing I do besides make online courses for meditation is that I write Children's books and I go give presentations to wherever kids were gathered at schools, libraries, etcetera. And I teach them about the magic of creativity and what we do in those exercises that we used this very meditation help kids get creative ideas, and it's absolutely amazing what kids come up with. So and it can also be absolutely amazing what adults come up with. Two. So I think you'll like it now. This meditation I use very frequently, and how I do it is that I walk along instead of seeing a magic blank canvas. What I see is just kind of a blank space, and it's where creative ideas can come through. So here's kind of how the meditation works. We're gonna get really relax and very peaceful. And then you're just going to see in your mind's eye with your eyes closed either blank canvas or something like a TV screen, or maybe even a stage, a theater where the the curtains were opening. And then you're just gonna allow your creativity to present itself to you. Now it's good to have an idea before you go into the meditation, what kind of creativity you're interested in, whether it's music or art, or writing or making a movie or whatever. And then you just sit back and you allow your creativity to come to you. Now you can experience distracting thoughts. That's a very possible scenario. And if thoughts come in either, just let him come in like clouds and let him float through or actually follow them, because sometimes your thoughts will have creative ideas that you never dreamed of. If you just pay attention to your thoughts and also just kind of on a side note, if you are not visual, you know. So if you close your eyes and you don't see anything, so I'm kind of like that, just allow yourself to create an open space where creative inspiration can come through. So with that said, let's go to this very magical meditation. I'll see you there 9. Lecture for Adults - Energizing: hello and welcome to the lecture for the five minute meditation on energizing. So what we're gonna do in this meditation is we're going to energize our entire body. So this is also a really wonderful meditation for kids because we're gonna be using our hands in the beginning. And kids love toe, use their hands and do stuff like that. So, um so how will start is that will begin by imagining that we can see or feel a ball of energy between her hands. And if you can, If you can feel it, that's really great on def, you could imagine it. That's great, too. And if you can't just pretend that you can, because the subconscious mind doesn't really distinguish between experience, memory and imagination. And so then we'll begin by taking this ball of energy up to the top of our head, actually feel this energy ball of energy in her hands of overhead, and we're gonna bring it down to our crown, slowly into our heart, down to our legs and our feet, and we're gonna send it down into the middle of the earth with both feet planted on the floor. And then we're gonna call it back up again through our hands. When it gets to our feet, our knees, We're gonna feel that ball of energy between her hands. Bring it up. We can actually feel it. And then back to the top of our head with our hands and then we're gonna amp it up. Take our skills up. Not we're going to run it through our body one more time, this time without using our hands, but just using our imagination. So this is really great. Hopefully your body will feel completely energized afterwards, you know, even way better than coffee. So with that said, let's go to the meditation. 10. Lecture for Adults - Settling Down (Grounding): Hello and welcome to the lecture for the five minute meditation on Grounding. So the grounding meditation is when you want to use. When you're feeling scattered and frazzled, there's a 1,000,000 different things going on at once. You feel like you're going crazy and also want to do is make yourself grounded, bring yourself back into your body and get grounded in the present moment. So it's really great for that. And believe it or not, this meditation is also wonderful for preventing jet leg. So about 10 years ago, I was working in Sweden and living in the United States and is traveling back and forth a lot, and in that time I realized how absolutely debilitating jet leg can be. And a few years later, I went to India, and between the time I was in Sweden, and when I went to India, I learned this technique for grounding, and I learned that it's fabulous for preventing jet leg, and so the time you want to use it, if you're using it for jet lag, is when you're in the airplane. So what we'll be doing in this meditation is that we're gonna focus our energy and bringing it back into our body. And then we're gonna do visualization techniques that will allow us to feel our energy and our route shocker at the base of our spine and just imagine making a connection into the middle of the earth. And then we'll do some visualization techniques to really strengthen that connection, and that's about all there is to it. So just kick back and relax. Get yourself pulled into your body and we'll go do the grounding meditation. It's also you there. 11. Lecture for Adults - Calming Disruptive Emotions (Integration): Hello and welcome to the lecture for what I call the integration meditation. This is a wonderful hands on meditation that can have very quick and effective results. This can be used for a variety of conditions, but I love it into three basic categories. One is when you're having disruptive emotions, to if you need to make a decision or something or three. If there's some type of inner conflict. Now this meditation is great for adults, but it's also wonderful for Children. And it can be used on people that have mental disabilities or people who are autistic, because the hands on nature of this meditation is really grating makes very tactile. So, um, so here's how it works. So what you want to do is you want to use both your hands. You wanna have your hands hand up our palms up about shoulder width apart and you have your hands out about your waist. I have a little higher just so you can see it in the video and in your left hand, you're gonna want to put Let's say we're using it for a disruptive emotion. You want to put the disruptive emotion in your left hand. And as you put that emotion in your left hand, you're gonna feel the attributes of that emotion. So let's say I'm working with anger. And so maybe for me, that anger, you know, it feels hot or it feels like it. It has stickers in it or something. And maybe I see the color red. So there's a number and it feels kind of feels kind of light, maybe, and so that's it. Attribute 1/2 from anger. So what you want to put in your other hand is the opposite of that. So whatever that may be for me. So let's say it's a feeling I feel calm or peaceful feels very light. The emotion I would give it would be serene, and it feels kind of soft. Okay, so that would be it for a disruptive emotion. Let's say we're doing you need to make a decision. What's I? Should I move to Seattle, or should I moved to San Francisco? So Seattle is gonna have certain attributes? I see the colors green and blue with Seattle. Seattle feels kind of heavy to me. Um, and then in San Francisco, I see the color orange feels a little more vibrant and light. So those are the the two attributes of the two different decisions I'm gonna make. And then if I there sometimes type of internal conflict, Let's say I feel stuck in the middle between my my mother and my wife. Let's say so. I'm gonna think of my mom. There's gonna be certain attributes of my mom that I feel maybe there's a loving president , but maybe it's kind of heavy. And, um, you know, there's a sticky component to it. Maybe with my wife. There's, ah, a lot of energy and a lot of enthusiasm, but kind of like something like broken egg shells or something like that. Okay, so you're gonna take your two areas of interest. One is gonna be in your left hand. The other one's going to be in your right hand kind of the polar opposites and that we know what you're going to do. Is it? You know, place your poems together, okay? And when you do that, you you'll start to feel somewhat of a magnetic pole, and you're gonna let your hands slowly come together, Can that as that happens, that's where the magic begins of this integration process because you're going to start to feel stuff, shift and move around inside of you. Um, and just allow that to happen as your hands move closer to closer together, and then your hands will come together in prayer position and leave your hands together until those two polar opposite feelings or attributes, uh, integrate and come to peace So it may take a few minutes, but just kind of go with it and let it happen. You might feel all sorts of stuff going on inside, and then when that is completed, when that's integrated, then you just place it your two hands on your heart and allow that integration to happen again. Again. That could take a few minutes because you're rewiring your brain chemistry a little bit. Some different ways of thinking are going on inside of yourself. That's kind of a very dynamic meditation, and then when you're done, all is you need to do is take a deep breath, then let it go. Okay, so that's kind of how it works. So let's go to the meditation and I'll walk you through it, so I'll see you there 12. Lecture for Adults - The Magic of Sound: Hello and welcome to the lecture for the five minute meditation for sound. When you get into meditation and healing, sound and pure tone can be very magical. And my first experience in sound healing was about 10 years ago when I went to see a chiropractor because I was having some problems with my back from working on a computer. Too much use a magician at applied kinesiology or muscle testing. So we went through our session. He adjusted my neck and felt great, and at the end of the session he pulled out a tuning fork, gave it a lack, and then he ran it across my entire body. And as that tuning fork was being waved over the top of my body, my entire body kind of lurched, and it felt like I had a gigantic adjustment on my energy field or my aura. And at that moment I knew that that sound healing can be very powerful medicine, and that's when I started using it in my own healing sessions from then on. So here's the basic principle behind sound healing and how sound could benefit meditation. It's like like planet earth. Human beings have an aura or an energy field electro magnetic field that surrounds us. And within our energy field we have seven centers of energy going up Our spine, which are referred to as shockers in each of our Shaqra, responds to different areas of human consciousness. Um, so what's sound healing could be really great at is that you can use a pure tone like a tuning fork or a chime, or a bowl that resonates to a specific shocker. So the tools that I'm gonna use in this meditation are on the following photograph. Now there's all sorts of healing tools and chimes and sounds it can use their ceiling bulls . There's tuning forks. There's rain sticks or straddles. The list goes on and on. But before I'm going to use our are the ones that follow. So in the bottom of the photo you'll see a rain stick, and I primarily use those for lower shocker work or one of doing Chamonix type stuff, or maybe going into someone's past life or doing some really deep healing work and the bull up there on the left hand. Upper left is a Tibetan chime Tibetan Sound Bowl, and the Tibetans believe that when you play this particular bull and you hear the sound that you're actually experiencing the Tibetan god of love and compassion, so we'll be using that one. The one in the top center. There is just a chime that's a very high pitch that resonates to your crown chakra or the top of your head, so that will open your connection to your higher self or your divine or whatever you want to call it. And then the last one. There is just a multi tonal chime, and this one's really wonderful. It's like a sound bath for your soul, so it's really great. So without any further ado, let's go into this meditation and use some of my meditation toys, so I'll see you there. 13. Lecture for Adults - Connecting to Nature: Hello and welcome to the lecture for the meditation on nature. Today I'm out near Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, which is not too far from where I live. And I'm hoping that I could turn you on to this ultimate mindfulness meditation. I was born with a very deep spiritual connection to nature, and that was enhanced by my father, who took me out duck hunting as a small child. Now, if you've never been duck hunting, what you do is you got in the morning before sunrise and you sit in a duck blind and you wait and you wait and you wait. And so as a small child, it was like the ultimate Zen meditation because I got to see nature in ways. Unbelievable. So as you settled into the rhythm of nature which is always in motion but never in a hurry , I saw things like the sunrise through the flog. I saw ice form and then melt again. I saw the colors of autumn change. I would see the angle of light change through the day, and this whole natural setting to me became very magical. And I was so inspired by the early ah duck hunting trips. I went on with my father that I wanted to earn a master's degree in geology as I got older in the hopes that I could work in the wilderness and I did get to work in the wilderness because I spent nine years as a mineral exploration geologist and two of those summers were incredible. So what we would do is I worked in northern Alaska and northern Canada up near the Arctic Ocean, and what we would do each day is that I would get dropped off by helicopter in this vast wilderness. And I spend the day hiking around looking for precious minerals, and at the end of the day we get picked up by a helicopter. And so what I learned from those early experiences as a child and then later is a geologist is that nature is alive. I mean, everything is alive. The rocks are alive, The ground is alive, The trees are alive, The plants are alive, the skies alive, the animals alive, the windows of life. Everything is alive. And when you slow down and tune into that unhurried motion of constant activity, it becomes very apparent that behind the veil of this three d world. There is a presence or an energy or a spirit that is bringing this entire three D world toe life. So if you slow down and listen and tune into this presence, you will find out that it will always let you know that it knows that you are there. And so it will happen is we'll start to interact with you. And so for me, what I notice is I would start to have these really unusual encounters with wildlife to the point where they're absolutely very meaningful. And I begin to start to understand the meaning behind animal totems. So that may not happen for you, and it may not happen for everyone, but it may be something just a simple is the sun breaking through the clouds or seeing a beautiful flower in an open meadow. So the task that I'm taking on today is to try to open up your world and open up your mind in your experiences to experience this living presence behind nature and only five minutes So I'm gonna ask you to do if you can. I'm gonna ask you to find a place we can do this meditation away from people. Now, I know that may be difficult if you live in a city, but all cities have parks and all cities have skyline in all cities have sky. So what happens with people when we imprint ourselves and our society on top of nature's that the spirit of nature tends to hide itself beneath the surface on we can't experience the due to our distractions and our unawareness. But if you go to some place where there are no people, are there very few people, This presence will make itself known again, and all you need to do is slow down to the rhythm of this unhurried, constant motion. So you could do this meditation, sitting or walking. It doesn't really matter. But I will ask that as you do this meditation that you keep your eyes open and begin to sink into the awareness of this incredible presence. So, without any further talking from me, let's go to this really incredible meditation. I'll see you there 14. Bonus: Hello, I congratulations on finishing the course. I hope you got more out of the class than you anticipated. In case you didn't notice. There are some fabulous music in this course. And most of my meditations are used music by Richard Taylor from his album fathoms. And the contemplations are used for eclipse from Ben sound.com. And in a few spots, I used yoga meditation by Eric cartel. If you're interested in more personalized healing and awakening, then I'm available for private sessions to take you deeper into the mysteries of spirit. I also have an assortment of soul inspiring books in non-fiction, award-winning fiction and children's books. And of course, all this can be found on my website at Joseph Drumheller.com. As you continue along your path of growth and fulfillment. Please remember, I am here for your questions and comments on the topics of hypnotherapy, meditation, healing, and spirituality. Please don't hesitate to contact me at anytime. 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