Monday, August 16, 2010

Finding a way

I've been reading many of the old posts that the Catskin Sisters have written, and it boggles my mind that what starts as simple meditations can turn into such journeys! I mean, it sounds like a fantasy story that you're living, right now, in your mind and in the Otherlands.

This is really exciting!

For the longest time (like many I'm sure) I have had trouble doing even a weekly meditation. Granted, I did do daily meditation for a while, but then life got in the way and I never established it as a habit. Now, it seems like sitting there for a few minutes thinking of nothing is kind of a waste of time. Yet as I read of the Sisters' journeys, I find I'm jealous. How do they do it? Why can't I go on Journeys too?

Despite my admittedly childish approach to it all, I believe I've found something that will help me to focus.

This website offers free downloadable guided meditations! Be warned: don't go around looking for some sketchy program that offers to convert your .ram files for you--just get RealPlayer if you don't already have it.

I started out with a short one, focusing on relaxation and a safe place. Although the image I chose to focus on was one of waterfalls and lush green growth, I ended up visualizing somewhere with a shallow creek with sand and rocks, and some prairie too. Looks like the safe place I need to be is closer to home than I thought.

I really hope I remember to do one of these meditations every week if not daily. I'm pushing myself to exercise on my own as well too, so maybe doing them together will help me to not forget doing one or the other.
Eventually I hope to find my fylgia, my fetch, a companion to Journey with in strange and wonderful places. Even that, I feel, would be a huge step in the right direction.


  1. I'm a huge fan of the Catskin Sisters, too! I've read their blog top to bottom and over again since finding it. It's been a big inspiration for me to get more serious with my own practice too.

    I've started my small steps (outlined on my blog) to finding my fylgia also. And I'm working on a few things I "need" to tip toe into trancework too, which I hope to blog about soon (a journeying charm, my veil, drum, etc).

  2. Thanks for commenting! It's so cool to find others who are also taking steps along this path--I'll be sure to keep up on your blog! :)

    I haven't really put much thought to drumming; I know lots of people swear by it, but where I live I'm afraid the sounds could upset my neighbors. What drew you to drumming?