Wednesday Evening Meditation Circle

"Warming Ourselves With Inner Fire" 
With Dave Jones

Tonight, January 25th, 2023
6:00pm to 6:30pm
Online only via Zoom.

Zoom Link Meeting ID: 824 0131 7784
Passcode: Peace

With this evening's weather forecast to be dark and rainy, we have decided to conduct our Meditation Circle online via Zoom.

Join us from the comfort of your home, have a warm cup of your favorite evening beverage and light your fireplace or just light a candle as we venture into the inner realms to warm ourselves with the radiance of the spiritual flame of love and light!

Set to the backdrop of calming music, we will check in with each other, share any joys or concerns we might like to offer for our group to hear and then complete the evening with a treatment for our joys and concerns.

Our meditation is open to all, regardless of meditation experience or practice.

A love offering is always greatly appreciated, but not necessary. Thank you!

Wednesday Evening Meditation Circle

"Finding Inner Stillness" 
With Dave Jones

Now the the holidays have wound down, now is a good time to give ourselves rest and quietude which can go a long way toward giving us a sense of restoration and well-being. Once we have entered into stillness of body and mind, what insights might emerge for us?

Join us this evening for a half-hour meditation with poetry, prose and a brief video about finding stillness within. Our meditation is open to all, regardless of meditation experience. Beginner and advanced alike are welcome. A love offering is always appreciated, but not necessary. Thank You!

You can view a video about finding stillness in the beauty of the seasons and in nature here.

Artwork by David Jones

Quotes about stillness from various authors

"Love works miracles in stillness."
~Herbert Read

"My heart is tuned to the quietness that the stillness of nature inspires."
~Hazrat Inayat Khan

"Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance." ~Morgan Freeman

"True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment."
~William Penn

"True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found."
~Eckhart Tolle

"Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness."
~Eckhart Tolle

Let us leave a little room for reflection in our lives, room too for silence. Let us look within ourselves and see whether there is some delightful hidden place inside where we can be free of noise and argument. Let us hear the Word of God in stillness and perhaps we will then come to understand it.
~St. Augustine

"The easiest and quickest way to reach the still point is in nature. There is a tremendous amount of stillness in the busyness of nature. If we can find the still point in nature, we can find it in our bodies. Our body is nature. The still point in nature is also the still point in us."
~ Donna Goddard

“Within you there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself”
~Eckhart Tolle

Wednesday Evening Meditation Circle

"Finding Gold In The Autumn of Life" 
With Dave Jones

When contemplating the wheel of the year, autumn is often associated with the golden years of maturity, with a view to the advancing years of old age. The reality of aging is often seen as a specter to be feared and dreaded. A lot depends upon one's outlook and perspective on such matters. Aging is an inevitable reality, how we approach and interact with it is where we may have creative power.

Supported and inspired by nature's turning of the seasons, join us this evening as we reflect on the openings and challenges that aging presents and how we might more actively engage in choosing how we experience our later years.

In preparation for our meditation you may enjoy listening to Mary Anne Multer's presentation from our October 23 Celebration of Life service, which you can view  here

All are welcome to attend, no previous meditation experience necessary. A love offering is always welcome, but optional. Thank you!

Join us if you can, we would love to be with you!

Artwork by Autumn Skye @ 

Wednesday Evening Meditation Circle

"A Season When Things Can Be Beautiful" 
With Dave Jones

Wednesday, October 26th 6:00pm to 6:45pm 
In person at the Buzz Ware Village Center
2119 The Highway, Arden, DE 19810

This Autumn in Arden and the greater Brandywine Valley is one of our better ones. The leaves are brightly colored and long lasting. The warm color pallet and the many decorations now appearing have been featured in sun, warmth, and blues skies as well as gentle rain, cool mists and fog.

Join us this evening as we reflect on the beauty of nature around us and imagine that same beauty within us. We begin with sharing how we feel at this time of year, on this evening, amidst the autumn.

A few select poems about Autumn will lend their words and images to our autumn meditation and deepen our inward journey.

Finally we tune into a soothing guided meditation on the Autumn that you can view here.

Join us if you can, we would love to be with you! Love offering is greatly appreciated

Photo from Pxhere

Wednesday Evening Meditation Circle

"Self-Love Meditation"
With Wilson Cheung

Wednesday Evening, October 5, 2022
6:00pm to 6:45pm - In person
The Buzz Ware Village Center
2119 The Highway, Arden, DE 19810

This evening we welcome Wilson Cheung as our meditation facilitator. Wilson is a regular participant in our meditation circle and attendee at our drum circle. He also has developed a robust meditation and expressive dance practice. Wilson has authored and published two books and has created a vibrant online presence with videos and a blog.

This evening Wilson will present a guided meditation on Self-Love, based upon many years of life experience, practice and study.

To learn more about Wilson's life and work, see his website here.  

Join us if you can, we would love to be with you!

A love offering is greatly appreciated :-)

Wednesday Evening Meditation Circle

"Embodying Balance"
With Dave Jones

Wednesday Evening, September 28, 2022
6:00pm to 6:45pm - In person
The Buzz Ware Village Center
2119 The Highway, Arden, DE 19810

This evening we explore and embody the important concept of balance. As we move from the sign of Virgo into the sign of Libra, symbolized as a pair the scales, we find the perfect time to contemplate balance in many ways.

Join us as we use easy body movements and gentle mind exercises to explore and experience balance between light and dark, mind and heart, spirit and body, masculine and feminine, action and stillness, thinking and silence, structure and creativity, and work and play.

We conclude with a soothing and healing guided meditation "Libra October New Moon Meditation for Balance and Inner Peace", by Narayanjot Records.

Join us if you can, we would love to be with you! Love offering is greatly appreciated!

Artwork from Pinterest 

Wednesday Evening Meditation Circle

With Dave Jones

Wednesday Evening, September 14, 2022
6:00pm to 6:45pm - In person
The Buzz Ware Village Center
2119 The Highway, Arden, DE 19810

This evening, we continue our meditations upon the feminine energies or qualities within ourselves and within the universe. This feminine aspect is often associated with the moon in both ancient and modern natural philosophy.

From the Hindu tradition the moon is personified as the god Chandra, interestingly a male figure, but with feminine qualities. After a brief exploration of the mythology of Chandra we will relax into the deeply meditative and beautiful music of recording artist Sheila Chandra and associated musicians. Learn more about Sheila's music here.

Join us if you can, we would love to be with you! A love offering is greatly appreciated.

Artwork by "K.D." posted from Pinterest.

Wednesday Evening Meditation Circle

"The Sun In Virgo - Honoring the Divine Feminine"
With Dave Jones

This evening, join us as we honor the feminine principle, energy and life of Woman. Science of Mind philosophy teaches that both masculine and feminine energies, both cause and effect, seed and soil are required in order for the creative process to bring forth manifestation into the material world. Having reflected upon the masculine and solar energies of the summer Sun in Leo, we now turn to meditate upon the feminine and earthly energies of the Earth, as signified by the constellation of Virgo, the woman.

This is a time of fruitfulness, of harvest, of being fed and nurtured. It is a time of embodiment and of realization. Our meditation features the beautiful song celebrating womanhood, and of woman's connection and oneness with Mother Earth called "Rose", by Ayla Shafer. 

Artwork at right by Lori Menna

A Study of the construction of the playing surfaces of the Dayan and Bayan tabla drums shows, similar to crop circles, that the ratios in size of the Earth and the Moon are encoded with fairly precise dimensions. These two tabla images may not represent all tabla drums, but each of these photographed images do show the correct ratios fairly accurately. Symbolically then, could we say that when musicians play the tablas, with their ability to play both tempo and melody, the listeners are being Moonsung?

As the tablas appear to encode the ratio of Earth and Moon, we remember that the temple called Stonehenge also encodes these same ratios. Is it possible that what we see in the modern art of crafting tablas represents the preservation or transmission of an ancient  knowledge or wisdom tradition stretching back to the time of the the builders of the great stone circles and pyramids? Is it possible that the appearance of the sacred ratios of Earth and Moon encoded in both tablas and Stonehenge points to a common source of knowledge and tradition which weaves together both Celtic and Hindu cultures in the distant past? Of course what we see here could well just be a misinterpretation, a coincidence,  or even beyond the realm of rationality,

This unique image of The Fool from the tarot arcana,  by Erike Miranda, shows the fool (or sage) poised mid-way , between the realm of day and night, the sun and moon in the upper half of the image, and between the upper realm of air and fire and the lower realm of earth and water. The Fool can be seen to be a hero figure beginning his journey into the under world, or the realm of incarnation.

This image also can be interpreted from the standpoint of psychology as the exploration of the conscious and subconscious sides of ones self, or of the ego and shadow, the masculine and feminine or the thinking and feeling aspects of the psyche. 

The fool/sage is standing on a platform of  7 boards representing the seven principles of the Kybalion hermetic tradition and the 7 virtues or "VIRTUS". The first hermetic principle is: ""The All is Mind; The Universe is Mental." This principle forms the basis of the philosophy and teachings of the Science of Mind. This image may suggest that the sage is the metaphysician who stands between pattern and matter, cause and effect, thought and form, which again, are symbolized by the upper realm of spring/summer and the lower realm of autumn/winter and their associated elements.

The dog, which has  hold of the hem of the sages garment and which appears to be restraining him from stepping off the platform, may suggest that the sage should remain in a position of balance between the two realms and not plunge completely into the world of effect, thus suffering the amnesia that can attend the act of incarnation, whereby one forgets one's true Self. Notice the circular symbol above the sages head, possibly representing thought or mind which should participate in both realms simultaneously. 

24 July 2022 11:00pm EST, USA
New Crop Circle @ Etchilhampton Hill, Nr Devizes, Wiltshire. Reported 24th July. Does this formation have any relationship to the mandala above? Let us see..

Some initial observations in mapping out this formation. Note especially the larger circle at the bottom of the triangle with the smaller circle inscribed within it based upon its center point.

Additional geometry in the form of eight hexagons is described and the ratios of several of the circles inside the formation are highlighted. Also the centerline (in red), representing an horizon, dividing the design into  equal upper and lower regions.

Having become familiar with the size ratios of the earth and moon from previous studies, I wondered if any of the circles in this formation encoded that ratio.

The blue and yellow circles from inside the formation were copied and placed tangentially to each other and superimposed on the graphic of the earth/moon and scaled up while maintaining their proper ratios. The result can be seen, a near perfect fit.

The earth moon ratio can be further applied by placing a "moon circle" inside the surrounding hexagons. Although not a technically perfect fit, it appears to be close enough to suggest that the hexagons could represent a lunar orbit around the earth, and we may as well include the 8 phases of the moon as seen in the mandala posted a couple of days ago, and inferring a time period of one month.

The smaller yellow circles in an arc can be seen as the moon traveling through the night sky from its rising on the eastern horizon to its setting on the western horizon inferring a time period of one night. This design thus mirrors the path of the sun, from sunrise to sunset, as seen in the mandala posted a couple of days ago.

The central circle appears to have design elements, highlighted in yellow and orange, that could symbolize the sun, with 8 rays. Symbolically, this formation also could include the sun in an moon/earth relationship.

So perhaps our answer is yes, there does appear to be a nice correlation between the symbolic representations of our earth, the moon, and the sun and the cycle of the seasons as shown in our mandala above.

Venus in The Lotus Pendant- by Rebecca Anderson

About Our Group Meditation

Each Wednesday evening Awakened Heart offers a group meditation to provide a mid-week space for spiritual practice, centering and connection with Spirit and each other.

We meet The Buzz Ware Village Center in Arden, DE both indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather.

The meditation will vary from week-to-week, led by a variety of people featuring a rich diversity of meditation methods and perspectives.

The guided meditations have varying themes and techniques, ancient and modern.

This group is for those who want to experience group meditation to bring peace, power and poise into one's everyday life.

This Group Meditation is also a MeetUp group. You are welcome to join the MeetUp group to connect and communicate with others engaged in developing their meditation practice.