Autumn Meditation

Autumn (detail: ouroboros) 2019 © Julia Haris


Autumn, meditation.  Click on MP3 link to listen:


Tao Te Ching translation by Stephen Michell,

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Autumn (detail) 2019 © Julia Haris

Autumn (detail) 2019 © Julia Haris

Autumn (detail) 2019 © Julia Haris

Autumn (detail) 2019 © Julia Haris

Autumn 2019 © Julia Haris

Autumn 2019 © Julia Haris



Foundations 2019 © Julia Haris

Reflection audio, click here:


Audio meditation, click here:


Essay link: “When I lost my belief in hell . . .” by Josiah Nufeld at

Thich Nhat Hahn from the Intoroduction to Thomas Merton’s ‘Contemplative Prayer’


From The Tao Te Ching translated by Stephen Michell

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‘Contemplative Prayer” by Thomas Merton (affiliate link)

“Tao Te Ching” translated by Stephen Mitchell (affiliate link)



I Celebrate Myself.

Colored Bird 2017 @ Julia Haris

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Celebrate Reflection, click this link:


Celebrate Meditation, click this link:


Google image from The Leaves Of Grass, 1855 edition

Click this link for the full poem: Song of Myself (1892 version) by Walt Whitman at The Poetry Foundation


Each life converges to some centre

Each life converges to some centre
Expressed or still;
Exists in every human nature
A goal,Admitted scarcely to itself, it may be,
Too fair
For credibility’s temerity
To dare.Adored with caution, as a brittle heaven,
To reach
Were hopeless as the rainbow’s raiment
To touch,Yet persevered toward, surer for the distance;
How high
Unto the saints’ slow diligence
The sky!

Ungained, it may be, by a life’s low venture,
But then,
Eternity enables the endeavoring
Again.  — Emily Dickinson


“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”  – Toni Morrison

Zen Bench In Maine  2017  @ Julia Haris

‘Freedom” recorded reflection:


’Freedom’ recorded meditation:


Umbilical Cord 2017 @ Julia Haris

Autumn: audio reflection and meditation:


Pears 2019 @ Julia Haris











”And the sun and the moon sometimes argue over who will tuck me in at night. If you think I am having more fun than anyone on this planet, you are absolutely correct.”

moon  2019 © Julia Haris

This week’s reflection focuses on life’s messiness, and it joins our existential conundrums to this recently finished piece that I titled “moon.”

Our new moon meditation invites awareness within the messiness, so that we may walk through our circumstances with grace and confidence.

We hope you’ll join us in this week’s meditation.


New moon reflection. Click audio to listen:


New moon meditation. Click audio to listen:



Details from “moon”:

moon (detail) 2019 © Julia Haris

moon (detail) 2019 © Julia Haris

moon  (detail) 2019 © Julia Haris

moon (detail) 2019 © Julia Haris

moon (detail) 2019 © Julia Haris


Medicinal smoke reduces airborne bacteria.

Beyond NDE

Let There Be Light  2018 © Julia Haris


NDE and Oneness Reflection, audio reflection.  Click below to listen:


Oneness meditation.  Click below to listen:



Peter Panagore Speaking at the IANDS Conference

Anita Moorjani describes her NDE

Controversial TEDTalk about Psychic Abilities | Russell Targ

Rupert Sheldrake – The Science Delusion Banned TED Talk


Source: Unknown


Fresh Picked Farm Apples 2019 © Julia Haris


Abundance, mp3 audio reflection, click file to listen:


Abundance, mp3 audio meditation, click file to listen:


Another Sunflower

Sunflower With Bee 2019 © Julia Haris


Reflection, click link to listen:


Meditation, click link for this week’s meditation:


Thomas Moore, ‘Care of the Soul Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition’



Care of the Soul Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life

A Personal Spirituality Finding Your Own Way to a Meaningful Life