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Dandelion Doorways

Dandelion Doorways

By Kristen Simonds

The Dandelion Doorways Podcast focuses on mindful living, exploring practices such as meditation and Reiki, and how simple shifts in perspective can allow us to experience a deeper connection and more blissful life.
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Unlocking Creativity Meditation

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Sacred Space
Sacred Space
In this talk, I guide you through the process of creating sacred space in your home. A dedicated area for meditation, reflection, or prayer aids us in becoming more consistent with our practice.  Sacred space serves as a reminder to honor the sacred moments ever present in our lives. Some topics covered are cleansing techniques, tools, mantras, and devotionals.  Music Subliminal Eye By Maura Ten Hoopen Licensed form Restfulmind.com
15:36
February 02, 2023
Pause. Breathe. Resume.
Pause. Breathe. Resume.
Our workdays can become hectic, and if we are not mindful, we lose ourselves in deadlines and to-do lists, allowing tension and frustration to creep in. Allow yourself a few moments to pause, breathe, and resume your day with increased vitality and patience. Music: Sanctuary by Maura Ten Hoopen. Licensed from Restfulmind.com
05:30
January 23, 2023
Fool's Journey
Fool's Journey
A brief commentary on the Fool/Hero's journey of life through the levels of awareness relating to the chakras. Music Hold On by Maura Ten Hoopen Licensed from Restfulmind.com.
08:19
January 21, 2023
Inner Wisdom Meditation (enhanced audio version)
Inner Wisdom Meditation (enhanced audio version)
Updated version due to audio inconsistencies. Our modern lifestyle has allowed our naturalness and wildness to drift to the background, causing us to disengage from our intuitive voice. Let us take a few moments to reconnect to that place of stillness and regain our trust and inner knowingness. Music Subliminal Eye by Maura Ten Hoopen. Licensed from restfulmind.com.
13:41
January 21, 2023
Unlocking Creativity Meditation
Unlocking Creativity Meditation
We create our days with thoughts and expectations; these expectations can stagnate the creative process. Opening ourselves to each moment's mystery, newness, and delight allows a more fluid creative process to flow through our days. When we can calm the mind, we enter into creative consciousness—tapping into the continuous flow of ideas and emerging patterns. Let us cultivate the stillness and allow our expression to well up and be released. The music in this meditation contains a Solfeggio Frequency of 528Hz, which can aid in enhancing creativity, expanding awareness, and emotional healing. Music, Miracle Beach, by Maura ten Hoopen. Licensed from restfulmind.com
12:47
January 02, 2023
How Did I Get Here?
How Did I Get Here?
Welcome to Season 2! How the hell did I get here? Today, I take sometime to review my past year and see just how I came to start a podcast, dealing with chronic health issues and my new found alcohol free life.  This episode lays the ground work for future conversations and topics. So grab a cup of tea and sit back as we take a look a just how I wound up here! "Land of Ice background Music by Maura ten Hoopen. Licensed from restfulmind.com” 
23:05
January 01, 2023
Inner Wisdom Meditation
Inner Wisdom Meditation
Our modern lifestyle has allowed our naturalness, our wildness to drift to the background causing us to become disengaged from our inner intuitive voice.  Let us take a few moments to reconnect to that place of stillness within and regain our sense of trust and inner knowingness.  Music Subminimal Eye by Maura ten Hoopen. Licensed from restfulmind.com
13:29
December 23, 2022
Winter Solstice Meditation
Winter Solstice Meditation
The Winter Solstice is the return of light. We endure through the darkness to be reborn in light. Journey within to meet the darkness with love and compassion as we take a moment to forgive ourselves and discover our inner light ever present.  Music by Maura ten Hoopen. Licensed from restfulmind.com
15:40
December 15, 2022
Journey Within
Journey Within
In this guided meditation, we will journey within to that place of sacred stillness where our expansive nature interacts with the healing energies of the Universe.
18:05
December 05, 2022
Reiki Infused Meditation
Reiki Infused Meditation
REIKI, (pronounced Ray Key) is a stress reduction and relaxation technique in which the practitioner channels Universal energy through the body to assist in removing emotional blockages, stress, and anxiety. In this Reiki infused meditation, healing energy will be guided throughout your body renewing mind, body, and spirit.
10:40
December 05, 2022
Just For Today Meditation
Just For Today Meditation
In this meditation, we will gently shift our awareness to the present moment, allowing for a more consciously lived day. With the five Reiki Principles we can set ourselves free to experience the suchness of each day without worrying about the future or being caught by the past.
09:38
October 07, 2022
Morning Meditation
Morning Meditation
How we begin our morning, sets the tone for the rest of our day. Take a few moments in the morning to center your body, mind, and spirit and set the tone of mindful ease for your day.
07:50
October 07, 2022
Chakra Balancing Meditation
Chakra Balancing Meditation
Realign your energy and find deep relaxation with this chakra balancing meditation.  Our constant consumption of media, potentially polluted air, and pesticide ridden foods can cause an imbalance to occur in our systems.  Taking time for self-care practices such as meditation, reiki, massage or yoga can help restore balance to our delicate vessels. We can also invite mindfulness in and become aware of what we are consuming in mind, body, and spirit each day.
22:46
September 20, 2022
Breath Awareness Meditation for Balance
Breath Awareness Meditation for Balance
When we practice breath awareness in meditation, we are cultivating a mindfulness tool which we can then apply in times of stress or dis-ease to calm the mind and bring balance back to our spirit.
16:57
August 31, 2022
Sunday Intentions
Sunday Intentions
I try to create a tone for my week on Sunday. It is the perfect quiet time to set an intention and mindfully plan the work week. This little bit of prep work really makes a difference to the flow of my weeks.
06:25
August 21, 2022
Forest Meditation for Inner Peace and Relaxation
Forest Meditation for Inner Peace and Relaxation
Guided meditation through a magical forest to allow deep relaxation and connection to Mother Earth.
13:49
August 08, 2022
Midsummer Magic
Midsummer Magic
Midsummer is a magical time of abundance. In this episode we will briefly touch upon the celebration of Lughnasadh and enjoy a midsummer chakra balancing meditation.
11:53
August 05, 2022
Introduction to Chakra’s
Introduction to Chakra’s
A brief introduction to the 7 majors chakra’s and the influence of energy.
15:19
August 05, 2022
Reiki
Reiki
A brief introduction to Reiki and mind-body-spirit connection.
06:56
August 05, 2022
Heart Opening Meditation
Heart Opening Meditation
Our daily responsibilities allow us to forget our true nature, our authentic self.  We become caught up in the identity and expectations others have for us and we forgot our expansive nature. We need to take time each day to remember who we are and where we come from. We are children of the universe, each being as unique as a fingerprint, each with our own energetic identity. We are energy in form, a beautiful process of the Universe. In this meditation, gently working with our heart center, we will renew our divine connection to universal love and bring our awareness back to our true self.
08:38
April 20, 2022
Metta Meditation
Metta Meditation
A gentle Metta or loving kindness meditation to bring ease to your heart center. This practice can be done daily to work with the Heart Chakra and allow you heart to open to the richness of this life.
07:48
April 16, 2022
Short Body Scan For Release
Short Body Scan For Release
We tend to hold the stresses of the day in our bodies and over time cause physical sensation. In this meditation we will use our breath to release tension and stress in the body. Doing this practice regularly will aid in improved body awareness and releasing attachments. Thank you for listening.
14:40
April 06, 2022
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April 05, 2022