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, "Sara M. Leiste"
> I am rather new to meditating. I first did it in high school as a
> reliever, have gotten back into it over the last year or so. My
> is regarding meditation tapes. Pros? Cons? I'd be interested
> specific tapes, as well as the concept of using tapes in general.
> This came up because my therapist suggested a few mediations. He
> scripts for them, with the idea that I would make a tape for
> wonder if its better to do that, or if I should read the script a
> times and then follow the instructions in my head.
> Until now, I have been doing a number of meditations from the book
> Acceptance, and I usually read the instructions and then go at my
> through the meditation.
I too feel that your own voice can be a very good one to be guiding
you in your meditations. Either from a tape you've made, or from a
script "in your head". But I do know that depending on the situation,
anothers voice can be even better. For instance, in the case of
someone whose mother put her down her whole childhood, it could be
very healing to hear mom's voice saying affirmations like "You always
know how to dress appropriately" "You always know and do what is
best" "You are beautiful in every way". and so on and so on. One of
my best friends in nursing actually did this with her mother. The mom
immediately "bought into it" and both had a lot of laughter,
learning, and love from this. Louise Hay was the first one I know of
to share this method. I wish you well.
Peace and blessings,
PS: BTW, The Meditation Society of America's Guided Meditation CD has
been very well accepted by many people in virtually every country on
earth, and even though mine is the voice you hear on it, I don't feel
funny recommending it, and am confident it has the potential to be of
help. More info can be found on our web site
Our hope with this CD, as with all of our projects, is that you will
very soon be able to do without it, and be able to have meditation be
as natural and effortless for you as breathing.