GLOBALIZATION ICAS WORLD PEACE DAY MEDITATION SUNDAY 25 AUGUST 2013
Time: UK International zone time 10-30am until 6-00pm
(10-30hrs – 18-00hrs)
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Thank you to all our Founder members for the suggestion for us to organise this beautiful occasion to celebrate our First anniversary were the whole family members of GICAS including anyone interested to join us are welcome!! as you can all participate from the comforts of your home..,
Our conversation with members of GICAS in our creative lounge has opened our eye to look at the full circle of Life and how every decision we make can impact us and all the people that are close to us. This also includes our family and friends as members of GICAS. Every day we come here to our Creative, Meditation & Poetry lounges to share our genuine concerns and views, whether it is about Art.., or simply to acknowledge that we are alive.., sometimes we maybe having a good day the other days we have when everything keeps going wrong and nothing go as planned.
Before we can help other we have to clear our own minds and look to bring perfect balance to our lives. Therefore these situations are for us to stop and question as artists we should be more in tune and sensitive of nature, changes of seasons, light.., colour.., as true observer of Life.., as a true artists for the humanity and mankind.
We are pleased to hear from members wanting to organise an event to celebrate our first anniversary with a World Peace day meditation program that could influence and bring healing from our own efforts.
DATE AND TIMES
Our Foundation day is 19 August 2012, therefore confirm the following date and times to organise the whole family of GICAS and our guests to join us on Sunday 25 August international UK times from 11-30am to until 3-00pm. Everyone participating to join us between these times we all could all link together around the globe to complete the healing and peace meditation as our joint contribution. For this to make a big impact we each have to complete our own individual program of minimum of 20 – 30 minutes seating quietly on a comfortable chair, a place where you will not be disturb.
For members who find it difficult to concentrate to use the option 1 visualization technique of closing the eye imagine you are at a place were there is water flowing over waterfall or looking at the waves at the seaside and enjoy the movement and sound of water to settle and relax the mind.
The second option is the breathing technique to following the instruction:
Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Take a few moments to “simply be”. Notice whatever is being experienced in the moment — sounds, physical sensations, thoughts, feelings — without trying to do anything about it. Continue like this a little while, allowing yourself to settle down.
Now bring the attention to the breath. Simply notice the breath as it moves in and out as the body inhales and exhales. Notice how the breath moves in and out automatically, effortlessly. Don’t try to manipulate it in any way. Notice all the details of the experience of breathing — the feeling of the air moving in and out of the nose, the way the body moves as it breathes, etc.
The mind will wander away from the breath — that’s fine, it doesn’t matter. That’s a part of the meditation! When you notice that you are no longer observing the breath, easily bring your attention back to it.
Let all of your experiences — thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations — come and go in the background of your awareness of the breath. Notice how all of your experiences — thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, awareness of sounds and smells — come automatically and effortlessly like the breath.
After a settling down with your breath technique feeling calm and peaceful to gradually move to introducie a deeper visualization technique of seeing light flowing around the body – the colour of light being Blue moving up and down from the head to your toe as you breath in and out.., all this should be done without any effort just relax and enjoy the experience..
If you would like to try doing your own practise exercise that will be good to help you settle down and understand the process and ask any questions that comes to mind before the BIG DAY. If we use our communication medium of our meditation lounge this would be useful for all the members to share each other experiences.
We would request all members and guests taking part in our event to completing the practise on Sunday by viewing our You Tube video of our first anniversary celebration. This will confirm live of the number of members who complete the program. Thank you for taking an active role in all our events. This is very positive and exciting time for us all!!
Link to the You Tube Video to confirm your participation
Mantra for the month August
PEACE HARMONY LOVE COMPASSION