Power and ego are curiously intermeshed

Power and ego are curiously intermeshed:
When power grows, the ego does, too,
but even when power diminishes, the ego can still grow

To have power
but not ego
never happens by mistake

© Meisaan Chan

Posted in addiction, anxiety, contemplation, Food addiction, PTSD, Scripture riff, Spiritual poetry, Spiritual search, writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

In rawness I cry out to you

In rawness I cry out to you: Save me from myself
In rawness you come

– Meisaan Chan

Posted in addiction, anxiety, contemplation, Food addiction, meditation, PTSD, Recovery and healing, Spiritual poetry, Spiritual search, writing | Leave a comment

Chicago Event on Aug. 28! Sacred Space: Sound, Dance, and Meditation Fusion

 I lead a Meetup group for people who are spiritual but not religious*, and I’ve just created a new type of event (See below: previously it has been more silent meditation-esque focused). YOU are invited to come.

This first launch evening will be free. Come on over, IRL, and join us.

* All people along the spectrum of faith and doubt and no faith are welcome.

***
Aug. 28 – Sacred Space: Sound, Dance, and Meditation Fusion

We have explored the path to the Divine through poetry and word – now we explore the spiritual journey through music. Come join us as we repurpose the prayer space of a chapel to be now the holding space of our exploration of spirit and sound.

What do you need to release? Now is the time to release it.
What do you need to receive? Now is the time to receive it.

Through music, movement, and guided meditation, this is an evening to welcome, embody, and honor your multifaceted journey, and to journey with others. People of all ability and disability are welcome and to move as their bodies allow. Knowledge of meditation movement is not required, only an openness of spirit and heart, which will allow the body to express what lies beyond words.

The flow of the evening (flexible):

7 PM-7:15 PM: Welcome, gathering, and grounding
7:15 PM-7:45 PM: Free flow movement
7:45 PM-8:15 PM: Guided meditation movement
8:15 PM-8:30 PM: Group sharing

This evening is open to all on the spectrum of faith and doubt and no faith.

Parking is available on-site. Please RSVP through the Meetup site

When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center
513 W. Fullerton Pkwy, 60614 · Chicago, IL

Cost: This initial launch event is FREE.

Posted in addiction, anxiety, Christianity, contemplation, Feminine God, Food addiction, Haiku/haiku-esque poetry, meditation, Poetry, PTSD, Recovery and healing, Rumi-esque, Spiritual search, Spiritual strengthening exercises, Spoken word meditations, writing | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

On finding a new direction

Turning to me requires a new direction, says the Lord:
You cannot turn to me and remain on your path

© Meisaan Chan

Posted in addiction, anxiety, contemplation, Food addiction, God speaks poetry, Haiku/haiku-esque poetry, meditation, PTSD, Scripture riff, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Of course I pull strings, says the Lord

Of course I pull strings, says the Lord;
Of course I am for you

© Meisaan Chan

Posted in addiction, anxiety, Food addiction, God speaks poetry, Haiku/haiku-esque poetry, PTSD, Scripture riff, Spiritual poetry, writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A movement prayer during times of instability

Friends,

Here is a movement prayer that has kept me grounded during tumultuous times. Feel free to slow it down however much you need, taking your time to really feel that mind/body/spirit fusion in each line and movement.

If you do try it and want to drop a note, let me know how it went.

Peace!
Meisaan

Posted in addiction, anxiety, contemplation, Food addiction, Listening prayer-meditation, meditation, PTSD, Recovery and healing, Spiritual search, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

To find silence within the muscles

To find silence within the muscles
requires first that you acknowledge the noise within the muscles
and that you listen to them, to it
and then, being acknowledged, little by little they still:
To find silence within the muscles

© Meisaan Chan

Posted in addiction, anxiety, contemplation, Food addiction, Haiku/haiku-esque poetry, meditation, PTSD, Scripture riff, Spiritual poetry, writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment