HOPE IN TROUBLED TIMES
I've set up this page, 'Hope in Troubled Times', for anyone to dip in and out whenever they like.
So many people are struggling at the moment with emotional swings, confused feelings or fear and anxiety. This page includes our own positive and inspiring memes, short meditations, music and videos.
So if you need a mental, emotional or spiritual lift just visit my website on a regular basis. We will be updating the new page as often as possible.
If you'd like to leave your email address in the box on my homepage you'll receive regular updates and messages from me 🙏🏻
Circle of Healing Preview - Matthew Manning and Anita Ridley
This beautiful track has been composed to accompany one of my weekly distant healing sessions. The full track and details can be found on the distant healing pages of this website... With healing blessings Matthew
A Walking Meditation - Whatever Shape You Want To Be
This is a short trailer from my newest video available on my Healing Community pages. The footage is breathtaking!
People often assume that meditation involves sitting still in one position with eyes closed - but there are other ways to meditate. During the months of lockdown I was fortunate enough to be able to walk miles each day on Dartmoor, quickly discovering how meditational it could be.
This 'walking meditation' captures that experience. As I walked, I tried to remain mindful of each moment, always bringing my mind to the present moment, focusing on the sounds around me, my breath or any physical sensations. I gently tuned into my thoughts and observed them as they came and went.
I hope my new video will help you to also enjoy the benefits of walking meditation.
A Guided Meditation - Grounding
My grounding meditation is available on my Healing Community page. The accompanying video includes breathtaking scenes that we've filmed on Dartmoor, and in particular, at the mystical Hound Tor.
Grounding is a spiritual term, referring to centring one's soul in the body, and in turn, connecting it with Mother Earth. As I've discovered, when these connections are strong, it helps you feel safer and more in touch with the earth and Mother Nature.
If you experience fear and anxiety in your everyday life, it's possible that you have become ungrounded. Practicing a guided grounding meditation allows you to focus your mind on the present allowing you to feel more balanced, calm and peaceful.
This is a short trailer for my grounding meditation. 🙏🏻
A Guided Meditation - 'Finding Peace'
At the moment I'm spending time writing and recording new meditations and creating beautiful videos to accompany them. The first, "A Guided Morning Meditation: Finding Peace", is now recorded and it will be available for subscribers to my Healing Community page. This is a short trailer and the beautiful setting is one of many peaceful places on Dartmoor that will feature in the new 25-minute videos.
Filmed at Deep Marsh, a sheltered and idyllic haven for wildlife, it features crystal clear waters flowing gently past granite cliffs topped by trees. The river ripples over rocks and tumbles over boulders, providing a home for trout and eels. Kingfishers dart overhead whilst birdsong blends with the sounds of the water.
We will also simultaneously produce an 'unspoken' version of each video as nature itself is extraordinarily reflective and meditative. So many of you have enjoyed my posts in lockdown from Dartmoor that I know you'll love the new full-length videos!