A children’s story written by Kenneth Grahame in 1898, and the song Aura Lea published in 1861 by Fosdick and Poulton. Adapted and read by Gerald Blomeyer, piano by Lázara Cachao.
The young girl Aura Lea discovers a song-loving dragon living in the grassy hills above her home. The two become friends. When the dragon is discovered by the villagers, they send for St George to rid them of it. The girl introduces St George to the dragon. They decide that St George harmlessly spears the dragon. St George then proclaims that it has been tamed, and the people accept the dragon. Aura has gained self-confidence and trust in life.
Long, long ago the Woman was able to tame the Man and to tame the Wild Dog, Horse, and Cow, and how the Wild Cat, the wildest of all the wild animals, remains independent to this very day. This bedtime story, written by Rudyard Kipling, was published in 1902 as a part of the “Just So Stories” together with his illustration.
Fierce compasion uses anger to motivate us to transform the negative into the positive. By saying “No”, we can stand up for our values and set clear boundaries, thus maintaining respect for ourselves and others. It allows self-confidence arise within us.
Thoughts and stories that arise from fear usually keep you in fear and anxiety. By letting go, we can open up to our true nature, a boundless, open mind, that knows neither fear nor limitations. A key is to allow yourself to feel the emotions as they appear, so they can gently dissolve into the light of the open, welcoming consciousness.
Everything is changing and the inner critic’s voice is loud. By accepting that nothing really fulfilling is going to come from within our comfort zones, we can step out of them. This is scary but worthwhile. You are both an individual and a part of the whole. The world sees you when you see yourself first. Connection and love are the foundation of your next step.
This guided lying down meditation connects us to the Earth. We feel its energy in our body, and release all tensions and concepts. This allows us to relax and to “sink” deeply without effort. By letting go again and again, we surrender to our awareness, experiencing balance with Nature.