Poetry for Meditation #1: Earthrise

I thought I’d try something a little different today. This week, I have been struggling with PMDD, so I have been spending a lot of time practising meditation. I listen to a lot of guided meditations online, but I’ve never found one which uses poetry as its basis. I think this is a shame, because certain lines of poetry seem almost tailor-made for meditation.

Bearing this in mind, I thought I would have a go at making my own poetry-based guided meditations. I have no idea if this will be valuable to anyone (I think it might be more so if I had a more mellifluous voice, but never mind…) but I like to try new things every now and again, so here goes!

This series begins with a poem I wrote which is specifically about meditation, ‘Earthrise.’ I wrote this poem as a response to the pandemic, and it was included in the anthology ‘Poetry in the time of coronavirus, Volume 2.‘ Rather than focus on the negatives of the initial pandemic and frightening statistics, I turned my attention inwards.

The poetry reading is accompanied by a short slideshow of springtime in Slovenia. I have uploaded this to my YouTube channel: feel free to like/comment/share and/or follow my channel, if YouTube is your thing. I would appreciate it. Of course, if you don’t like it, or you have any suggestions for improvements, please let me know! Perhaps you even know someone with a beautiful voice who might be prepared to do a reading for me. If so, I would love to hear from you!

Lie down on the ground and feel the Earthrise…

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  1. Your ‘something little defferent’ work exceptionally well Ingid … and i printed off your words, so I could follow your every breath … and I actually felt nicely relaxed during your reading( I replayed it as well) … yeah, .. I need some relaxing .. πŸ™‚πŸ˜Œ

    1. I am glad it worked for you Ivor! I’ll admit to not having the most relaxing voice especially when suffering from PMDD, but it’s the only one I’ve got πŸ˜…

  2. Very relaxing! The ocean slides are so beautiful. I enjoyed your soothing voice, though I had to turn my volume all the way up and it was still a little low on my computer. I’ve always liked guided meditations. πŸ’•

    1. I think some people have a voice made for it. I don’t 🀣 but I would love to record one with a decent voiceover. I find Boho Beautiful very soothing!

  3. your voice is so soothing and beautiful Ingrid and I feel heavenly now and hope it helped you to feel better too. I am deaf and didn’t have my hearing aid in so it was a little low. I’ll listen later and see if it helps.. xo πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–β£οΈβ£οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

    1. Thanks Cindy! I wasn’t feeling too great when I recorded it and I had a houseful so I was out on the balcony. I’ll try and do a better one next time πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

  4. Hey! My name is Johnathan Wisdom. I am glad to join the group.
Can anyone drop a few links below of some meditation techniques you are currently using. I am using this one currently. https://bit.ly/2SqIIBi I just want to see what everyone is using.
Comment below.

  5. This is such a beautiful compilation. Lovely to get a sampling of your sweet voice. Adds a whole other dimension. xoxo

      1. The people who go farthest do give things a try, that’s how they become the best. :)) xoxo

      2. I posted a recording once and all I got was crickets… :)) it would have been helpful to know what people were really thinking, if it was honest, not snarky, and shared constructively… you probably know this already but the only issue in the recording here was the sound quality made it difficult to hear… but that’s something I’ve struggled with myself. I don’t have nor particularly want the necessary equipment/sound editing techniques. I think if people like you, your work, and your voice, they are happy to hear it, regardless. Though they may not always say it. Much love xoxo

      3. Exactly! haha! there is that, too. πŸ˜‚ (nearly impossible to do…) :)) xoxo good luck. πŸ˜šπŸ˜šπŸ™

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