Today I listened to a Verdell Primeaux & Johnny Mike CD called Hours Before Dawn. According to the CD cover, it contains "Harmonized Peyote Songs of the Native American Church."
If you've never listened to Native American chanting and drumming, it's awesome and I highly recommend it. It's very relaxing, soothing and meditative.
This is from the back of the CD:
"Peyote songs, accompanied by rattle and water drum, are musical prayers of the Native American Church. Created and sung by Grammy Award winners, Verdell Primeaux of the Sioux and Johnny Mike of the Navajo, these harmonized songs help listeners on their spiritual quest and provide an atmosphere of peace and harmony. Two songs in the healing style (peyote songs without drum and rattle) are included as a special encore."
Here's a song from the CD called
Standing All Alone
In a way, I found it more relaxing than a guided meditation, because guided meditation requires visualization. Visualization is tough - it's work. It's take a while to get good at it. I used to meditate quite a bit, but I've had to get back into the hang of it for this Month of Meditation event.
I just sat and listened to the chanting with my eyes closed, and tried not to think of anything. When I found myself "thinking" I focused on my breath.
I've had a lot of success with guided meditation, but this was a nice change. I highly recommend it!
If you want to find out what other's are saying about Day 7 meditation, go HERE.