MP3 Jim Savage - The Journey to the Heart
A self contained course that provides an introduction to meditation using breath and body relaxation techniques, guided imagery and music.
7 MP3 Songs in this album (61:03) !
Related styles: NEW AGE: Meditation, WORLD: Native American
Imagine Meditation Series
Volume I: The Journey To The Heart
Musical Meditation and instruction by Jim Savage
The Imagine Meditation Series
“I want to learn how to meditate!” More and more people are becoming aware of the value of meditation for many areas in their lives: spiritual growth, physical healing stress management, sleep disorders, etc. Yet the ability to quiet ourselves and become inner focused is SO DIFFICULT for many of us. The Imagine Meditation Series provides an introduction to a variety of meditative techniques including guided imagery, visualization, deep body relaxation, and repetitive drumming for shamanic journeying. An instructional booklet gives an overview on these techniques and helps you develop a program to incorporate the art of meditation into your daily life.
In this volume: Learn how To Meditate!
The Journey To The Heart is a self contained course in introductory meditation techniques. Included are two classic musical meditation pieces by Jim Savage, plus instruction in breath and body relaxation exercises
Learn how to:
• Focus Your Thought
• Gather Your Attention
• Become Centered
• Develop Intuitive Thought
This CD contains two classic meditation pieces- each uniquely effective in providing powerful meditation experiences that lead to personal insight and guidance.
The sound of running water carries you down a stream as beautiful musical interludes evoke images of anything from different parts of the world to different parts of your life. .
Your “friend” has brought you to the top of a mountain and wants you to jump off. Feel the wind in your face as you go soaring over the treetops and beyond…
Also included are instructional sections addressing key elements to the art of meditation.
Lesson 1 - Becoming Centered
A fundamental element of meditation is the ability to focus our thought. Guided imagery is helpful in that it provides us with something to focus on, as we find out how difficult it is to maintain focused thought for even a short period of time. We “gather our attention”, and bring it into our center, or our Heart. In becoming centered, we are able to perceive, or experience from our Heart, which opens the door to intuitive thought and inner guidance.
Lesson 2 – Intuitive Thought and Inner Guidance
Using the skills learned in Lesson 1, a guided imagery piece is used to apply these and develop our ability for intuitive thought and inner guidance. Hang Glider is rich with symbolic meaning; the main theme has to do with confronting fears and taking a leap of faith. By experiencing this from our heart, we will begin to see how we can use the symbolic meaning for guidance in current life situations.
As your “friend” brings you to the edge of a cliff and asks you to jump, you must examine the relationship between fear and trust. By gathering your attention, you might experience the feeling of the fear as you look over the edge of the cliff, but then feel the joy that comes with taking a leap of faith and finding that you really could trust, and that you are supported. You will see how this applies to current situations in your life and begin to use this as an inspirational tool that will improve your daily functioning. For those that practice the 12 Step program, Hang Glider is especially effective for addressing the principles of Steps 2 and 3.
Lesson 3 - Finding Your Song
As you develop your ability to become centered, you will be ready to take another step in utilizing meditative techniques to improve your daily functioning. “Finding Your Song” will allow you to be able to shift into a place of feeling joyful, alive, and free- at any moment. As you progress, you will see how your experience in meditation can be carried over to your regular waking state and allow you to achieve a drastically improved overall level of functioning.
About the CD tracks
This CD is designed to allow the listener maximum efficiency for use. Individual track numbers for each section allow the listener to skip ahead to the portion to be used at a given time. For example, you can skip the lesson and go straight to the relaxation; or you can skip the relaxation as well and go straight to the meditation. Also, a substantial amount of time is given at the end of the meditation pieces before the next section begins to avoid disturbance while you are coming out of your relaxation. A short period of time is given at the beginning of the breath and body relaxations to allow you to take your place after pressing play
About Jim Savage
Musician, storyteller, producer, counselor, teacher, author, and ceremonial leader. It is the unique combination of these talents that has led Jim Savage to create his versatile body of work. In all of Jim''s work is found a common set of elements that bridge the world of art and entertainment with healing, personal growth and spiritual fulfillment. From rock musicals to meditation to storytelling performances, Jim uses all this in The Imagine Program, an adolescent substance abuse program he operates in Plano, Texas.