We have 2 free children’s meditation downloads on the Nandita’s Dream website. They are guided by two lovely girls. Melody leads us through ‘Tess Talks Trees’ and Rose leads ‘Nandita’s Heart Meditation’. Please share them. http://www.nanditasdream.com/ There’s been great feedback such as the boy who was concerned about moving schools and how listening to these helped centre him. However when Rose decided to lead a group of adults and children through the Heart meditation and I witnessed firsthand the effects of a child able to take adults deep into their own hearts, several things occurred to me. One is simply joy in her wisdom and her connection and her ability to share from her inner being. I also like children leading the way. Another is that Nandita’s Dream seems to be important to adults too. I often hear from adults playing the CD too and from work to uplift them. More on this anon.
There is a dance event called The Long Dance run by The School of Movement Medicine formed by Susannah and Ya’Acov Darling Khan. It’s a giveaway. People are dancing for their dreams and to raise money for charities. This year the rain came down torrentially from above and along the ground. Teams of people dug trenches through the night to keep it from coming into the huge dance marquis and another team emptied the trenches with buckets by hand. The spirit and determination of these dancers was inspiring and moving. When I saw the trenches in the morning I was in awe and cried.
Later some very familiar music came on. Susannah was playing “Inside My Heart” which is Nandita’s Song from the Nandita’s Dream CD. I looked up and 150 people spontaneously reached for each other’s hands. They danced into a spiral singing and laughing along with Nandita and Black Umfolosi and Rainbow Children’s Choir to “trust inside your heart, there’s a guide inside your heart, ask and you will know, which way to go”. The joy was ecstatic. My heart was blooming like a flower.
Joyaa told me that she mentioned the Nandita’s Dream website to a mother who said she already knows about it. Her son is concerned about going to his next school and they play Nandita’s Heart meditation and he knows he can listen to his guidance.
That is really good for us to hear. Putting the mediation downloads on the website felt important.
They are called Tess Talks Trees (read by Melody aged 10) and Listening to My Heart (read by Rose aged 10). I wrote them with my back to Oz the tree in my garden and sitting in my yurt.
When we recorded Rose waved her arms around like a tree and acted out the journey which Nandita is taking you on and Melody lay down and listened to her heart and then said “You have the most beautiful voice in the world Rose.” It’s good to have feedback about what’s working. I hope to do more soon.