Caregiver’s Meditations : June Week Two

Butterfly on a flower

Today I thought I’d share a snippet from the Whole Family Rhythms Summer Guide. At the end of each month in the guides are a set of Caregiver’s Meditations- one for each week. These are to be used however you see fit- strictly following them each day or simply keeping the concept or idea presented in your mind and creating simple intentions for the week with them. When I wrote the Guides this concept was a bit of an afterthought but I have received so much positive feedback about these meditations. I think this is because as Mothers and carers we are so quick to put everything and everyone else before ourselves and sometimes we need that extra reminder and push to prioritize and make just a little more space for our own thoughts, dreams, feelings and desires.

Wishing you a lovely summer with those you love if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere and a warm and snug Winter for those in the Southern Hemisphere.

Wherever you are take care and be kind to yourselves dear Mamas.

Caregiver Meditations

Each morning this week try the following heart meditation before anyone else has stirred. Sit somewhere warm and quiet and visualize warmth and kindness radiating from your heart center. After a few minutes of slow breathing – in from your heart and out from your heart – extend this love and warmth towards someone you love and care for (a child, a spouse, a friend or extended family member). Receive joy and love with the in breath and give love and joy with your own breath. After 5 minutes (more or less) come back to just your breath, open your eyes slowly and begin your day with a full heart.

Meagan Wilson is a parent educator and author of the now-retired seasonal series of Whole Family Rhythms. After finishing a BA, she went on to complete her Foundations in Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at Sydney Steiner College, as well as her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has received her certification as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and has supported hundreds of parents to create a strong family rhythm unique to their own values and culture. She has four young children. Meagan provides resources, support and information to parents who are looking for a bridge to cross between their unique family life and their children’s (often but not always) Waldorf schools.

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