May 7, 2012

Meditation Day 7 - Native American Peyote Songs

Day 7 of Meditation for a Month over at Soul Speak, hosted by Jodi Chapman.

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.

8 comments:

Claire Hennessy said...

Oooh thank you - I'm going to listen to this tomorrow morning for my meditation. I know what you mean about guided meditations - sometimes they do feel like work! LOL What are we like?! Hard work!

Tonja said...

Every day when I've read these posts, you've reminded me to breathe. The music is soothing.

Kittie Howard said...

A heartfelt thanks, Lady Gwen. Ordered it from Amazon!

meradeth said...

I love this kind of music! I really need to get into meditating--this should be a kick in the pants for me :)

Lady Gwen said...

Claire, right?! LOL, it is hard work!

Tonja, so glad I can help:)

Kittie, you're sure welcome. You'll enjoy it. There's another one called Tribal Winds with flute music that's good, too.

Meradeth, give it a try. It's relaxing and soothing to the soul:)

Angela Brown said...

Meditation is something I need to do much more often. I don't give myself time to just let some of the "pollution" of life flow out of me. Thanks for the heads up regarding this meditation music.

Lady Gwen said...

Angela, "pollution of life" - you have an awesome way with words. Meditation does wonders for pollution - give it a try. Thanks for stopping by~

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