Testimonials from Participants….

*I must say that I have tried on several kinds of meditation in my life, and this was by far the most grounding and relaxing I have ever experienced…Thank you so much for bringing this to my life at this time – perfect.

It was especially lovely to be in your soothing and healing space… very light and safe, and I felt cradled.  The circle of heart-opening during meditation was delicious and did indeed feel like honey – sweet surrender to the ooze.

Kathy K.
*Over the past 40 years I have practiced various forms of meditation, including TM, Mindfulness, Guided Imagery and most recently Neelakantha. I know that when I practice regularly, wonderful and amazing things happen in my life.
I was recently introduced to Midline Meditation and found myself immediately and easily taken to that deep place within that I know so well. While I’ve always been able to achieve a state of relaxation and transcendence through mantra repitition, I’m aware of a very dramatic difference with Midline. In following Sandra’s guided instruction, I become aware of my body in a way that’s very grounding without being distracting. At the same time, I experience the spiritual peace that I attain with my mantra meditations.
The beauty of the method is that it’s so simple, so consistent and so quick. I find that I’m able to recapture this sense of grounded peace very easily whenever I need to in my life. Midline Meditation utilizes the body and mind, as well as the spirit, which is the perfect approach for me as I strive to maintain balance in my life.
Jane R., RN, Life Coach
*It has been an amazing experience attending Sandra’s Midline Meditations.  I have unsuccessfully practiced other meditations that are mantra based or focused on going outside of the body.  The Midline Meditations are stunningly successful at bringing me immediately into the depths of my own body, into my own profound birthright of deep inner stillness.  I have never meditated like this before.  Not only is Sandra incredibly gifted with her guided meditation, but the group field itself is unbelievably powerful.  The group field both assists me in achieving the deep inner connectedness within myself as well as connecting me deeply with the others. Sandra’s inspired guidance coupled with the ever expanding group field makes this method of meditation the best I have ever encountered. S.T.

*Seeking Stillness

“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.”  Hermann Hesse

I had never given much thought to the care and attention of my central nervous system until recently.  Like most of us, I just assumed that it was one of the systems in the body that automatically reset and essentially managed itself.   I didn’t link the behaviors like the tapping foot, bouncy knee, distracted mental focus or wiry energy to the health of my central nervous system.  It’s odd, really how little care and attention we give to this most primary functional system of the body.

Our midline is one of the first functions to appear in the opaque field of potential life in the earliest days after conception.   It shows up as a primitive streak, the basis of all form and function that the new life form holds.   In its earliest incarnation it is a vibrating center axis, the original experience of stillness which is literally the foundation of our life form.

Interestingly every living thing has a midline of stillness.  A primitive streak that is the vibrating inner core of being.  In the practice of midline meditation this place is referred to as dynamic stillness.  Thinking of a meditation practice in biological terms is grounding and real, because beyond all practice of mindfulness, the weight of our viscera, the experience of the body carries the truth.

Learning to settle into my body through my midline has been extraordinary.  Entering through the top of the head and feeling the midline of the body beginning in the brain and ending at the tailbone is deeper than relaxation.  It is like re-inhabiting my center.   It has given me an experience of stillness that I had not previously known.   When you get this quiet in your core, there is no other time than the present and the idea of being a receiver instead of a transmitter in the world has a felt experience.

I have been lucky enough to experience this meditation instruction a few times with a wise teacher and a diverse, vital group of people seeking stillness in them selves. There is nothing esoteric about it, I realize as days pass and  my connection to the learning slips away. My connection to my insides fades and my central nervous system overdrive takes over.

I have been asking the teacher for a cd of the practice so I can find and maintain the stillness myself.  I will make sure you all know where to get it as soon as it is available.

“Through return to simple living comes control of desires.
In control of desires Stillness is attained.
In stillness the world is restored.”  Lao Tzu
Wendy
Good Clean Love
http://www.goodcleanlove.com

*Each gathering allows me to experience where my body/mind/spirit is at that time. I also experience a deep, pleasant heaviness that is at once still but dynamic and very different from what I experience when I ground my energy deep into the earth. (In my life) I find it is easier to remember the discipline of coming back to the midline either in the heart or the belly and be in my body. This meditation helps me in my experience of being alive and becoming more aware in the present of what it feels like to know we are all connected. L.A., Intuitive Healer

*I love the guided meditation… How wonderful to bring this into my practice. A presence. A connection of which is so profound it often is overlooked but the midline meditation allows one to come home to source. Something very personal and intimate but at the same time so immense that it encompasses everything. Thank you for offering an avenue to connect to our inherent wisdom. J.O.

*Throughout our time together I feel that there is the highest level of integrity held for individual experiences in a safe environment…Each time is a new and different experience for me. Yet there is also a feeling of “coming home” as we begin the guided portion of each gathering. With this comes a sense of reconnecting and deep calmness. (In my life) I note an ability both personally and professionally to more easily hold my own space. In turn this allows for more authentic exchange, be it in a therapeutic setting, personal conversation or casual interactions.It is less tempting to get caught up in ‘story’ and easier to be fully present.

THANK YOU THANK YOU for being willing to hold these wonderful gatherings!

B.J.M, BSc, PT, LMT

*We were comfortable and warm. (Sandra) led us in a wonderful journey/meditation. The journey allowed you to go at your own speed. During the meditation I experienced a quiet centering. (In my life) I find that I will fall back into my ‘midline’ and meditate from that spot more often…I enjoyed her description of the process.

Janet Harris, Spiritual Response Consultant/Teacher

*The Midline Meditations have been a welcome addition to my meditation and spiritual practices. Having explored many techniques and meditation modalities, I have been surprised by the simplicity and effectiveness of this approach. I find I am more easily able to enter into Stillness and to bathe in the deeply calming and restorative energies that are seemingly more easily accessed and integrated through this particular technique.

..we are being given clear instructions that allow the mind and personality to take a back seat to the greater forces of Soul and Spirit, while anchoring us in our bodies in such a way that I feel I receive the light and energy more fully throughout the body. Each session has found me being expertly guided by Sandra and the group field to a place of deep awareness, knowing, rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. I believe this technique calls this being in the Midline…I call it being in heaven.

I find that this technique has accelerated my intuitive gifts, my ability to maintain witness consciousness and to make clearer choices about how to respond to life rather than react to it. I more easily stay in a calm centered space in my day to day dealings, and clearly have access to increased energy and more ease, grace and joy. For the first time I am enjoying being in my body and find that hanging out in the mind and thought is less appealing. I have an increased capacity to stay present and to face anything that life throws at me. This technique is helping me to make peace with many aspects of myself. I feel the benefits on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

I highly recommend this technique and working with Sandra and the beautiful group participants that have been drawn together thus far. I am confident that both beginner and advanced meditation practitioner will receive tremendous benefits.

Gratefully,

Elisabeth Foulke

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