It may seem like a small milestone to some but it’s an exciting one for me. Last night, we passed 10,000 views. I am so thrilled to see The Heart Of Awakening Blog Community growing and learning together. It was my birthday on Wednesday, 1/23, and one of the things I have begun to share here already is that I intend this year to be a year of CELEBRATION! So it feels fitting to celebrate here on The Heart Of Awakening and most of all, to celebrate everyone who has journeyed with us over the past 10 months. I am so grateful for the community that has emerged and the connections that have been made. I am amazed to see people visiting each day from all over the world. Visitors from such places as Denmark, Chile, Japan, Australia, Italy, Mozambique, Pakistan, United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka are a few that have visited in the last week.
Curiously, are some of the key words that come up in searches most regularly. The most popular include:
Soham mantra ~ soham breathing ~ soham meditation ~ bach flower remedies ~ transformation~ salmon power animal ~ breath connection ~ metta meditation, ~ power of intention ~ animal spirit medicine ~ prayer for a new day ~ the heart of awakening
I have been so fascinated by the popularity of the Soham mantra meditation that I plan to do a follow-up post soon. I, personally, find it to be one of the most simple and profound practices available to us. It is wonderful for any beginning meditator as well as an experienced practitioner. Stay tuned for a new post on this topic soon.
The following are the 10 most popular posts on The Heart Of Awakening Blog:
Although folks tend to land on a specific post, May Is For Metta is actually a 31 Day Guided Practice of Loving-kindness Meditation which occurred here in May of 2012 and other sites previously. I am so happy this is here as a resource for people to explore this wonderful practice and to support cultivating a daily meditation practice. I am planning to do additional daily guided meditation programs here in 2013. There is a page dedicated to May Is For Metta which summaries the practice and has links to all of the daily posts for anyone who wishes to explore this as their own guided process.
Most of all, I celebrate and thank everyone who has journeyed here and explored the path of the heart as a gateway for awakening and creating a new paradigm for our world – one based on Love, Compassion, Acceptance, Collaboration and Unity.
If you have a favorite post or if there is anything you’d like to see more of this year and would like to drop a note, I’d love to hear from you. I am so looking forward to exploring in new and beautiful ways in 2013.
Aho Mitakuye Oyasin… All my relations. I honor you in this circle of life with me today.
Love & light,