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That moment when your meditation teacher says, "pay attention to your breath..." and you secretly think, "WTH does that even mean?!" and spend the meditation writing your grocery list.

Today's meditation and dharma talk is all about feeling the breath. We will talk bad WiFi, Google and meditation. It's all related; I promise!

Join me for the chance to finally understand what it is you are supposed to DO with the breath while you meditate...



#meditatewithmeryl

The Mindful Minute Meryl Arnett

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 113 Ratings

That moment when your meditation teacher says, "pay attention to your breath..." and you secretly think, "WTH does that even mean?!" and spend the meditation writing your grocery list.

Today's meditation and dharma talk is all about feeling the breath. We will talk bad WiFi, Google and meditation. It's all related; I promise!

Join me for the chance to finally understand what it is you are supposed to DO with the breath while you meditate...



#meditatewithmeryl

    Soul Therapy with Thomas Moore

    Soul Therapy with Thomas Moore

    **Don’t forget THIS Sunday {June 20} is the Summer Solstice and it is my last live, virtual mini retreat for 2021. I’d love for you to join me! You can learn more at https://www.merylarnett.com/events**

    Today’s episode is a special interview with Thomas Moore, author of one of my favorite books - Care of the Soul. He is here today to talk about his new book, Soul Therapy.

    I found myself reflecting that meditation is indeed one form of Soul Therapy for ourselves. This conversation invites us to reflect on the art and craft of caring conversations - with our friends, our families, our colleagues and the world at large.

    You’ll hear us talk about myth, archetype, dreams and so much more as we discuss his latest book. He makes some really powerful and poignant comments about the importance of our meditative practices being IN the world rather than removed from it; about our contemplative practices having much greater demand on our engagement in the world rather than hiding in self-indulgence…

    And, at the end, he tasks us with stepping up to the plate when it comes to having the therapeutic conversations that this world needs right now.

    Let’s listen together.

    THOMAS MOORE is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Care of the Soul.
    In his youth he was a monk and studied music composition. He has a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Syracuse University and has been practicing depth psychotherapy for 35 years— influenced mainly by C. G. Jung and James Hillman. In his work Thomas often brings together spirituality, mythology, depth psychology and the arts, emphasizing the importance of images and imagination.

    In his new book: SOUL THERAPY: The Art & Craft of Caring Conversations, Moore addresses the often-unspoken needs of those providing “soul care” to others while sharing his insights for implementing a spiritual dimension into their work and practices.

    In his previous acclaimed books, such as the bestselling CARE OF THE SOUL, Moore explored the soul in important areas of our lives—work, marriage, family, religion, and aging. In SOUL THERAPY [HarperOne; May 25, 2021], Moore returns to his core vocation: teaching how to offer soul care to those they assist. This wise guide becomes a training manual infused with a lifetime’s worth of wisdom.

    If you enjoyed today’s episode, please consider making a one-time or monthly donation to support the growth of this labor of love. Your monthly donation will aid in keeping this show sponsor-free, employing additional small businesses AND funding the ongoing creative growth I invest in.

    Donate here: https://www.merylarnett.com/support-the-mindful-minute

    You can learn more about my:

    *My Summer Solstice Virtual Retreat
    *Shoreline: my new meditation app
    *Live, virtual meditation classes with me
    *Upcoming events

    All by visiting merylarnett.com.

    • 41 min
    Mini Meditation: An exploration of belonging and playfulness

    Mini Meditation: An exploration of belonging and playfulness

    Led by Dr. Ashanté M. Reese, this beautiful meditation is a playful exploration of what it means to belong to one’s self. Our practice can not and should not be exclusively about our individual selves. Our inner realizations are only worth how we reflect them out into the world. How we belong to ourselves reflects how deeply we belong to each other.
     
    Let’s practice.

    These mini meditations are meant to support a daily home practice. Tune in every Monday to find your practice for the week! Full episodes are released every Thursday for a longer, deeper practice.

    You can learn more about my:

    *Shoreline: my new meditation app
    *Live, virtual meditation classes with me
    *Upcoming events

    All by visiting merylarnett.com.

    If you enjoyed today’s episode, please consider making a one-time or monthly donation to support the growth of this labor of love. Your monthly donation will aid in keeping this show sponsor-free, employing additional small businesses AND funding the ongoing creative growth I invest in.

    Donate here: https://www.merylarnett.com/support-the-mindful-minute

    You can also grab my FREE Meditation Starter Kit on my website merylarnett.com. It is full of my favorite tips, stories and ideas for starting and maintaining a daily meditation practice. Grab your copy today! --> http://bit.ly/meditationstarterkit ***

    Connect with me on Instagram {@merylarnett} to get bonus meditation tips, mini-meditations, and the occasional baby spam: https://www.instagram.com/merylarnett/
     
    #meditatewithmeryl

    • 13 min
    Meditation IRL with Dr. Ashanté M. Reese

    Meditation IRL with Dr. Ashanté M. Reese

    This has been a tough 18 months, hasn’t it? Somedays, even with the light of vaccines and seeing friends, I still feel unsure I can handle all that feels broken in the world.

    The amount of divisiveness feels unsurmountable. Political parties, masks, vaccines, racial injustice, voter rights. It feels like everyday we hear of decisions being made, and I assume, like me, you make a snap judgment of good or completely wrong and unacceptable.

    With this level of judgment and division comes a sense of deep worry and even hopelessness. It feels unimaginably huge to ask how we will repair this divide. How will we come together?

    Because we belong together. We belong to each other.

    As I’ve struggled with this, I’ve also noticed when I’ve seen glimmers of hope:



    Bruce and Obama’s podcast


    Tarana Burke and Brene Brown’s book You are your best thing


    Subway Book Review



    These things aren’t related. They aren’t specifically cheerful, uplifting or even meant to be uniting… it is storytelling. When listening or reading these real life stories, it seems our bonds of connection are strengthened. We remember not just that we belong together, but HOW we belong together and WHY.

    And, I realized that this podcast could be another beacon of hope in a similar vein. Because our practice can not and should not be exclusively about our individual selves. Our inner realizations are only worth how we reflect them out into the world.

    So today, I introduce a new series to the podcast called Meditation IRL, and it is simply stories.

    Stories about how one meditates. What their practice is like. What they love and what they struggle with. How they learned and the tools they use.

    It is simply stories; an inner glimpse of private meditation lives.

    My hope is that we find threads of connection and ways to lean into even those that challenge us the most so that we can remember that we belong to each other.

    And with that, I want to introduce the FIRST Meditation IRL guest: long-time student and friend, Dr. Ashanté M. Reese

    Ashanté is a writer, a teacher and an anthropologist. She is currently an assistant professor in the African and African Diaspora Studies department at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds a PhD in Anthropology, specializing in race, gender, and social justice. She also completed her 200-hour yoga teacher certification with Octavia Raheem and myself at Sacred Chill a few years ago.

    Join us for our discussion about meditation, daydreams, and belonging to one’s self. Ashanté’s meditation at the end is not to be missed!
     
    You can learn more about Ashanté at http://www.amreese.com/

    If you enjoyed today’s episode, please consider making a one-time or monthly donation to support the growth of this labor of love.

    • 36 min
    Mini Meditation From Shoreline: Call of the Lizard

    Mini Meditation From Shoreline: Call of the Lizard

    This week’s mini meditation is a special offering from my meditation app, Shoreline.

    In this meditation, The Call of the Lizard, you'll hear the sounds of Kalahari desert in South Africa in the evening. You can hear the winds blowing and the quiet call of the barking gecko. Within this meditation, we reflect on the energy of both the desert and the lizard. The lizard is known for its sensitivity to the subtle; its keen sensory awareness, and its ability to be perfectly still as it takes it all in.

    This is one to repeat several times and journal afterwards each time. Notice how lizard energy shows up for you.

    Shoreline: Meditate to Nature is available in the US, Canada & Australia on iOS. Additional locations and an android version are coming soon.

    This custom soundscape was recorded by Gordon Hempton. This and many more unique meditations and soundscapes can be found on the app. You can also explore these meditations on Sunday, June 20 during my Summer Solstice Meditation Celebration.

    Learn more by visiting merylarnett.com/events

    These mini meditations are meant to support a daily home practice. Tune in every Monday to find your practice for the week! Full episodes are released every Thursday for a longer, deeper practice.

    You can learn more about my:

    *Shoreline: my new meditation app
    *Live, virtual meditation classes with me
    *Upcoming events
     
    All by visiting merylarnett.com.

    • 15 min
    Fly Through the Veil: An Interview with MJ Cullinane

    Fly Through the Veil: An Interview with MJ Cullinane

    Now, I know y’all know that I am a deep lover of oracle cards, and the first episode I did on working with oracle cards is still one of my most popular episodes! So, today, I am THRILLED to share an interview with Tarot & Oracle card creator MJ Cullinane.

    MJ has created numerous magical and beautiful decks. The two I currently own are the Urban Crow Oracle and the ROAR Oracle. Both are stunning, wise and a delight to use.

    In this episode, MJ and I talk about the difference between oracle and tarot decks, her creative process, and her favorite way to work with her decks.

    This was such a fun interview and I know you are going to enjoy it as much as I did!

    Here is a little more about MJ:

    Margaux Jones (AKA MJ) is an award-winning Seattle-based artist, writer, mother, and lover of all things magical - especially crows. She attended Parsons School of Design, yet her unique technique for telling stories through digital collage is self-taught and has been her passion for over 10 years. Nature and its creatures are a familiar theme in MJ's work, however having grown up south of Boston her collages are heavily influenced by the energy of the city. Her work often merges the two worlds. Her path into the world of Tarot was a beautiful accident that came out of a difficult time in her life. The process of creating the Crow Tarot helped her discover her own wings, though at the time she didn't realize how life-changing the project would become. She simply fell in love with the process, the messages and the feeling each card evoked.

    The Crow Tarot, MJ's first published deck, has achieved a significant following and recognition with crow lovers and the tarot community including winning the 2019 CARTA award for Best Tarot Deck and Best Illustrator of a Tarot Deck.

    ​When MJ is not making art or writing she is spending time with her daughter, playing in nature, practicing magic, and finding new sources of inspiration.

    Learn more about MJ and her decks here: https://www.mjcullinane.com/

    And be sure to follow her on Instagram for sneak peeks of her upcoming Forhaxa Tarot Deck: https://www.instagram.com/crowtarotmjcullinane/

    If you enjoyed today’s episode, please consider making a one-time or monthly donation to support the growth of this labor of love. Your monthly donation will aid in keeping this show sponsor-free, employing additional small businesses AND funding the ongoing creative growth I invest in.

    Donate here: https://www.merylarnett.com/support-the-mindful-minute

    You can learn more about my:

    *Shoreline: my new meditation app
    *Awakened Heart Meditation Teacher Training
    *Live, virtual meditation classes with me
    *Upcoming events

    All by visiting merylarnett.com.

    You can also grab my FREE Meditation Starter Kit on my website merylarnett.com. It is full of my favorite tips, stories and ideas for starting and maintaining a daily meditation practice.

    • 47 min
    Mini Meditation: Ancestral Connections

    Mini Meditation: Ancestral Connections

    Who do you invite into your meditation practice and why do you do it? Today’s mini meditation is an opportunity to explore what support, connections or wisdom you might connect to within your meditation practice.

    This is a snippet of my personal meditation practice at this time and I am excited to share it with you. Let’s practice!

    These mini meditations are meant to support a daily home practice. Tune in every Monday to find your practice for the week! Full episodes are released every Thursday for a longer, deeper practice.

    You can learn more about my:

    *Shoreline: my new meditation app
    *Live, virtual meditation classes with me
    *Upcoming events

    All by visiting merylarnett.com.

    If you enjoyed today’s episode, please consider making a one-time or monthly donation to support the growth of this labor of love. Your monthly donation will aid in keeping this show sponsor-free, employing additional small businesses AND funding the ongoing creative growth I invest in.

    Donate here: https://www.merylarnett.com/support-the-mindful-minute

    You can also grab my FREE Meditation Starter Kit on my website merylarnett.com. It is full of my favorite tips, stories and ideas for starting and maintaining a daily meditation practice. Grab your copy today! --> http://bit.ly/meditationstarterkit ***

    Connect with me on Instagram {@merylarnett} to get bonus meditation tips, mini-meditations, and the occasional baby spam: https://www.instagram.com/merylarnett/
     
    #meditatewithmeryl

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

OCMs ,

What a wonderful and important voice

I have been pretty singularly devoted to a meditation app- one of the well known ones.
I was feeling just a little stagnant and fidgety and decided to look for another practitioner to help me along in my path.
Enter Meryl❤️ I’ve listened to 3 episodes and love her voice and have already learned so much. Newly inspired & grateful!

Bowen Boys ,

Grounding

These meditation have given me life! My weeks feel more grounded when I listen to this podcast. Meryl has been an inspiration to me as a yoga teacher as well as a mom, wife and friend. Each session is full of thoughtful and soul serving words that have taught me a great deal. Thank you, Meryl!

GilmoreGirlHappy ,

The best part of my week

I really look forward to this each week! It’s a great way to stop, breathe, and reconnect for the day or week (or hour) ahead. Thank you, Meryl, for sharing and leading this practice each week!

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