Listen to our Podcast

Our podcast features guided meditations, instructions for meditation, and music for meditation.  You can listen to it at iTunes or by clicking on the links below. Episodes are listed from the oldest to the most recent.

Have an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android Smartphone? The Meditation Oasis Podcast App (from Wizzard Media) is the ideal way to listen to the podcast and get the most out of it. See details at the iTunes store or on Amazon.com if you have an Android phone.

Our Smartphone Apps – If you enjoy our meditations, you may want to purchase some of our apps. They allow you to listen with or without music or nature sounds, or listen to music and nature sounds alone. Just search for apps by Meditation Oasis in your app store.

Podcast Copyright 2006-2014 Mary and Richard Maddux. All Rights Reserved. Please contact us if you wish to use these audios for anything other than personal use.

Podcast Episodes – click on the titles below to listen.

#1 – Deep Relaxation:  Guided Meditation with Music — Nov. 7, 2006. 7 mins. Enjoy this meditation anytime you need a deeply relaxing break.

#2 – Body Awareness Meditation – Nov. 14, 2006. 22 min. (without music) Recorded live with Mary’s guided meditation group.  Helps integrate mind and body, bringing you into the present moment.  Is calming, balancing and grounding.

#3 – Breath Awareness Meditation — Dec. 5, 2006. 9 min. (with music) Enjoy this meditation for its soothing, calming effect.  Once you become accustomed to this process, you can do it anytime on your own.

#4 – Stillness in the Breath Meditation – Jan. 3, 2007. 12 min. (no music) Use this meditation to experience silence within.  This is a more advanced meditation version of the Breath Awareness Meditation.  You may need to work with the Breath Awareness Meditation before trying this one.

#5 – Simply Being – Jan. 19, 2007. 8 min. (with music) Enjoy this meditation anytime you feel pressured, are struggling with something, or simply want to be “more in the moment”.  Once you’ve meditated with this enough times, you’ll find you can do it on your own.  Just come back to this episode for a “tune-up” if it isn’t easy anymore.

#6 – Music for Meditation & Relaxation – Feb. 2, 2007. 31 min. In response to requests, this is a track of music alone.  Use this while you do your own meditation or as a background as your work or relax.  You can also use this music as a meditation (read more).

#7 – Emotional Ease – Mar. 6, 2007. 13 min. (with music) This meditation will help the emotions flow more freely. You can listen to it to it when you feel rough or upset or simply to experience greater ease in life. By allowing the emotions to be fully felt, without resistance and without mental involvement, they are able to resolve and move through, rather than becoming “stuck”.

#8 – Going Deep Within – Apr. 6, 2007. 10 min. (without music) Given the opportunity, it’s natural for the mind to settle down.  This meditation will help you to become aware of this natural tendency and allow it to take you “deep within”.  It’s a somewhat advanced meditation in that the awareness has to be settled enough to notice that natural inward movement.  Using some of the other guided meditations can help prepare you for this one.

#9 – Relaxing into Healing – May 4, 2007. 18 min. (with music) This meditation is to help you take advantage of the natural process of healing that is going on within you all the time.  (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#10 – Breath in the Heart – Jun. 12, 2007. 16 min. (with music) A variation on the basic Breath Awareness Meditation, the Breath in the Heart Meditation helps open the heart. It can have a very soothing effect and awaken the energy of love.  The focus on the heart can also bring about some emotional release and have a healing effect. This meditation may be useful for those who are grieving.  (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#11 – Grounding Meditation – Jun. 10, 2007. 10 min. (with music) This body-centered meditation is especially helpful when you feel scattered or discombobulated.It is calming, brings your awareness into your body and anchors your energy into the earth. (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#12 – Letting Go – Aug. 9, 2007. 15 min. (with music) This meditation is designed to help you flow more easily with life. It involves letting go of resistance to what is naturally happening, as well as letting go of the attempt to manipulate what is happening. Letting go creates more ease in living. (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#13 – Effortless Meditation — Sept. 11, 2007. 12 min. (with music) True meditation is effortless, and yet we can’t become effortless through trying.  This guided meditation is designed to help effortlessness happen.  (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#14 – Beyond Pain – Oct. 11, 2007. 15 min. (with music) This meditation helps relieve the suffering that comes with pain.  It brings about a state in which pain is transcended to reveal peace within.  (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#15 – Chakra Meditation–  Nov. 12, 2007. 18 min. (with music) Our attention is like a beam of energy.  When we direct our awareness to any area of the body, it is enlivened by that energy.  This very simple chakra meditation uses this principle to enhance and balance the flow of energy in the body.  (To learn about the chakras, click here.  (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#16 – Aliveness – Dec. 18, 2007. 10 min. (with music) This meditation is designed to enhance your experience of “aliveness” and help you enjoy the fulfillment of simply being alive.  If you are new to our meditations, you might want to try some of our others before using this one.  It’s a bit more abstract and “subtle”.

#17 – Nature Attunement Meditation – Jan. 16, 2008. 17 min. (with music) Strengthening our connection with nature and the earth nourishes body, mind and spirit.  This meditation brings much of the benefit of time spent in nature to us wherever we are.  (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#18 – Gratitude Meditation — Feb. 21, 2008. 12 min. (with music) Gratitude is the highest, most fulfilling emotion we can have.  This meditation sets the stage for the experience of gratitude, nourishing the heart.  (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#19 – Discovering Love — Advanced Meditation. Mar. 25, 2008. 15 min. (with music) When we drop our resistance to life and stop trying to manipulate our experience, what is discovered is love.  It’s the love that vibrates at the very core of our existence.  If you are new to meditation, you might want to try Episodes 1, 3 or 5 (Deep Relaxation, the Breath Awareness Meditation, or Simply Being) first.  (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#20 - “All of Life is Meditation” — May 14, 2008. 10 min. (talk, no music)
 — Mary talks about meditation and the Meditation Oasis podcast.  Meditation Oasis is about you and your experience; meditations in daily activity; an expanded definition of meditation and more…

#21 – Trust Guided Meditation  — May 28, 2008. 12 min. (with music) This meditation is designed to help develop trust in life as it is unfolding moment to moment.  It is not about trust in somebody or something — it’s about a basic trust in life and in oneself.  (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#22 – How to Get the Most Out of this Podcast – Jun. 16, 2008. 17 min. (talk, no music) Mary comments on a listener’s email — how to listen to these meditations.  This episode can bring insights about meditation and enhance your experience.

#23 – Flowing with Change — Jul. 2, 2008. 13 min. (with music) Use this meditation when you are having difficulty living with change.  It’s designed to help you move through it more easily — to let go of resistance, relax into your reactions to change, and discover that which never changes.

#24 – Inner Child Guided Meditation — Sep. 2, 2008. 26 min. (with music) Connect with and embrace your “inner child”. Use this meditation to explore your inner life — what you need, what needs healing and what wants to be felt and expressed. (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#25 – Discovering Peace Guided Meditation — Oct. 15, 2008. 17 min. (with music) You can experience peace even during challenging times. Listen to this meditation to discover peace within, especially when you are experiencing tension or conflict in life.

#26 – Guided Meditation for Grief — Dec. 18, 2008. 21 min. (with music) This guided meditation is designed to help you feel supported in your grief. (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation. You can read more about grief on our companion website, Heart of Healing.)

#27 – Deep Rest Guided Meditation — Feb. 26, 2009. 24 min. (with music) Especially useful when you are tired, this guided meditation will help you to rest completely. (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#28 – Intuitive Self-Healing Meditation — Apr. 22, 2009. 18 min. (no music) Tap into your intuition for self-healing with this relaxing meditation. (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#29 – Enhance Your Creativity Meditation — May 22, 2009. 13. min. (no music) Get your creative juices flowing with this meditation. Remove creative “blocks”. (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#30 – Let it Be – Jun 25, 2009. 25 min. (with music) Use this meditation to relax into the flow of life and living. Mary gently guides to “let it be” and let yourself be… (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#31 – Relief from Stress and Pressure – Jul. 27, 2009. 22 min. (with music) This meditation does more than simply help you relax. It helps to dissolve stress at a deep level. It is particularly useful when you are feeling pressured. (Read Mary’s blog post about this meditation for more insight on how to use it.)

#32 – Resting in the Source – Aug. 31, 2009. 25 min. (with music) This meditation allows you to drop into a deeper level of awareness to experience the source of creativity, intelligence, healing. (Read Mary’s blog post about this meditation.)

#33 – Stillness, Stability, and Balance – Oct. 9, 2009. 19 min. (with music) Use this meditation when you feel overwhelmed with the busyness and challenges of life. It helps to focus and steady the mind. (Read Mary’s blog post for comments and tips on this meditation.)

#34 – Morning Energy Guided Meditation – Nov. 6, 2009. 20 min. (with music, last 5 min. music only) This meditation uses visualization to help you to wake up and energize your body for the day. Be playful and creative with the visualization process, doing what works for you.

#35 – Opening the Heart Guided Meditation – Jan. 5, 2010. 28 min. (with music, last 10 min. is music only) This meditation uses visualization to help you open your heart, relax into all the feelings it contains, find the vibration of love, radiate it and connect with those you love.  (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#36 – Mini Break from Work or Study – Feb. 25, 2010. 9 min. (with music) Take a few minutes from your work or studies to relax and release tension.   (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#37 – Accessing Intuition Guided Meditation – Apr. 26, 2010. 24 min. (with music, last 10 min. music alone) This meditation guides you beyond thought and emotion to a place of inner knowing. Helpful for making decisions and finding clarity. Use it to develop your intuition. (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#38 – Present Moment Awareness – Advanced – Aug. 18, 2010. 7 min. (no music) This meditation is an opportunity to explore the “here and now” and discover what is present. This is a more advanced meditation in that the instructions are very subtle. (Time = 7:08) (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#39 – Guided Meditation for Anger – Nov. 19, 2010. 13 min. (stream sound in background) This meditation allows you to relax into anger, thus allowing it to flow through and resolve. (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#40 – Sleep Meditation for Children – Jan. 19, 2011. 15. min. (with music, last 8 min. music alone) Simple phrases to help children relax at bedtime, including a guided visualization to create a Make Believe Sleep Friend. Please listen first to make sure this meditation is suitable for your child. (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#41 – Guided Meditation for Patience – Apr. 12, 2011. 14 min. (with music, last 4 mins music alone)This meditation is designed to help you relax into the flow of life. It helps to calm the agitation and restlessness of impatience.  (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#42 – Body Balance Meditation – Jul. 7, 2011. 26 min. (no music) This meditation is designed to increase mind-body coordination and mental and physical balance.  (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)

#43 – Guided Meditation for Meetings – Sep. 13, 2011. 4 min. (no music) Use this meditation to open a meeting. It will help you to center and become more present. Use alone or in the meeting group.

#44 – Guided Meditation for Compassion – Jan. 21, 2012. 19 min. (no music) Recorded live with our meditation group, this meditation is meant to strengthen and develop your capacity for compassion. (Read Mary’s blog post about this meditation.)

#45 – Pregnancy Meditation — Connecting with Your Baby – Apr. 25, 2012. 18 min. (with music) This meditation for pregnant women will help you to relax and tune into your baby, strengthening your connection. Fathers to be can also listen to this meditation by adapting it to connect to the baby inside the mother. (Read Mary’s blog post about this meditation.)

#46 – Healthy Body Guided Meditation – Sept. 5, 2012. 25 min. (with music – last 6 mins. music only) This meditation is designed to help you visualize a healthy body. It focuses on the heart, lungs, circulation and digestion, all of which give the body energy and nourishment for health and healing. (Read Mary’s blog post about this meditation.)

#47 – Guided Meditation for Loneliness – Mar. 14, 2013. 20 min. (with music – last 5 mins. music only) Loneliness can be a doorway to deeper connection with yourself and others. Go deep into the feeling of loneliness to find that connection.  (Read Mary’s blog post about this meditation.)

#48 – Guided Meditation for Renewal – Jun. 24, 2013. 20 min. (without music) Recorded live with our meditation group. Every moment is new and different. Open to the energy of life, allowing it to renew your body, mind and spirit.  Use this meditation when you want to feel refreshed. (Read Mary’s blog post about this meditation.)

#49 – Summer Solstice Guided Meditation – Jun. 20, 2014. 9 min. (without music) A reflective meditation inviting you to relax into the changes of life. (Read Mary’s blog post about this meditation.)

#50 – Relax into Sleep Guided Meditation – Oct. 23, 2014. 18 min. (last 5 min. music only) Enjoy this meditation to fall asleep more quickly and sleep more deeply. (Our gift to you from our iSleep Easy app.) (Read Mary’s blog post about this meditation.)

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To DOWNLOAD these files, right click (or Option+click) the meditation link and choose the menu option for downloading to whatever directory you wish on your computer — “save link (or target) as” on PCs and “download linked file” on Macs.

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Want More Meditation Music? Richard’s beautiful music is available on CDs, as mp3 downloads, and in smartphone apps! We have three compilation albums — Pure Light,  Sleep Oasis and Peaceful Mind, Open Heart. These can be purchased on our website or on iTunes. Also check out our music app —

Attunement App for iPhone, iPad,  iPod Touch and Android smartphones

At last — an App of Richard’s beautiful music! With seven different selections of music, each having its own special effect, you can choose music to fit your mood and needs. “Relaxing”, “Healing”, “Surrender” and “Inner Peace” are ideal for meditation and general relaxation. “Energizing” is great for exercise or anytime you need more energy and vitality. “Primordial” and “Grounding” are perfect for yoga. And all of them make a wonderful background for massage, yoga, healing or simply relaxing. You can play any selection for 5 – 60 minutes, and there’s a Playlist Feature which allows you to create your own playlist with up to 2 hours of playing time. If you like to meditation with music, this App makes a great meditation timer!

 

Podcast Meditations on CD/mp3 download

We now have three albums of podcast meditations, in addition to our other albums of meditations — Meditation Oasis, Meditation Oasis II (titled Meditation Oasis: Relaxing into Healing on iTunes), and Meditation for Deep Rest, Stress Relief and Peace. Meditation Oasis is available as a CD and makes a great gift. All three are available as mp3s for those who would like to have the meditations with the podcast introduction removed.

Visual Meditations — We’re on YouTube and have a new app. Our first attempt is “Mandala Meditation” which features a selection from our Pure Light CD and the beautiful mandala paintings of Barry Stevens. You can view it at this link. If you enjoy this visual meditation, you’ll love our Mandala Meditations iPhone app with 3 different “shows” of music and mandalas, and the ability to create your own shows.

Comments

484 Responses to “Listen to our Podcast”

  1. Jacqui Grogan on May 23rd, 2007 5:07 pm

    I just wanted to say thank you very much to You and your Husband for delivering such beautiful meditations…
    Your voice and the background music work in perfect harmony and I am delighted to have found you…

    Good luck and many blessings…You are truly gifted…

    Eden’s Spirit

  2. Mary on May 24th, 2007 10:23 am

    You are so welcome, Jacqui. Thank you for visiting the blog and commenting. Warmest blessings to you! Mary

  3. Melissa on June 3rd, 2007 5:31 pm

    I’m only 26 and I’ve had a hard time with anxiety for much of my life, mostly social anxiety. Only recently have I decided to seek help through therapy. It was during therapy that I came upon your podcasts and I have to say, it has calmed me down and I have healed so much. I never thought anything would work for me. The music aided me in falling asleep, the anxiety reduced, and now I’ve learned to stop and just be. Thanks for your work, your gentleness, and for taking time out to help total strangers :)

  4. Mary on June 4th, 2007 9:16 am

    You are so welcome, Melissa! Thank you for sharing your experience here. It is so heart-warming to hear from people who are benefiting from our podcasts — it inspires us to continue. We wish you all the best!

  5. Elaine on August 23rd, 2007 6:46 pm

    I have subscribed to the Meditation Oasis Podcast for several months and I feel it has saved me my sanity. I work five days a week with people with developmental disabilities. As well, I am a full-time graduate student. Relaxing is very difficult and sometimes impossible. I like the Podcasts because most of them are brief. I have learned a lot about meditation techniques from them and I often try meditating without them when I feel like I have enough energy. Excellent, very helpful – I have recommended the Podcast to my fellow students.
    I find the meditations very relaxing, and I often do them in the late evening. I am wondering, however, if you have considered developing a guided meditation to harness positive energy as a technique to start the day?
    Thank you very much.

  6. Mary on August 24th, 2007 9:23 am

    Thank you, Elaine, for taking the time from your busy schedule to visit and comment. I was hoping that some people would not only benefit from using the meditations, but learn to meditate on their own as well. It’s great to hear that that is happening for you!

    I’ll give some thought to the idea of a recording a special meditation to start the day. Any meditation that helps you to relax, get centered and become more clear should be a good start to the day. Have you used any of the podcasts in the morning, and if so, what was your experience?

    Wishing you well,
    Mary

  7. Elaine on August 26th, 2007 6:12 pm

    Thank you Mary.
    I find the Podcasts relaxing in the morning, but for myself personally, I am searching for meditations that help me focus and use my positive energy. Your Podcasts are excellent for winding down at the end of the day, at least in my opinion – want something that also winds me up!
    Thank you again for all of your knowledge and hard work.

  8. Mary on August 27th, 2007 9:11 am

    Hello again,
    I’ll let this idea percolate a bit and see if I come up with something. I’m sure someone else must have done something like that. Let us know if you find something!

    Thanks again for stopping by to comment!

  9. karunatwo on November 25th, 2007 7:45 pm

    Thank you both for the beautiful guided meditations. These are all gems! I have listened to them many times and feel that they are very soothing and calming. I have done many searches on the web for guided meditations and none have the quality and beauty that these do. I’m so grateful to you both for the work you are doing!

  10. Mary on November 26th, 2007 9:42 am

    Thank you, karunatwo, from both of us for taking time to express your gratitude. We wish you the very best, Mary

  11. Ram Rambo on December 11th, 2007 5:37 pm

    Hey,

    These podcasts are very helpful to me and I learnt a lot about meditation.

    Thank you very much

    Ramsrambo

  12. Mary on December 11th, 2007 6:08 pm

    You are so welcome! Mary

  13. Jim on January 9th, 2008 3:41 pm

    Many thanks for sharing these meditations. I especially like # 1 relaxation break. It’s great to listen to at work and truly relaxes me. Amazing!

  14. Jim on January 9th, 2008 3:45 pm

    On a less serious note, have you ever thought of doing a comedic version of a meditation? Like where you say something funny at a particularly relaxing point in the meditation? Just a thought…

  15. Mary on January 10th, 2008 9:50 am

    Hi Jim, you are very welcome. We originally recorded the relaxation break in the hopes that people could take a break and relax during the day. It’s great to hear that you’re using it at work.

    I’ve never thought of doing a comedic guided meditation. What a novel idea! You’ve got me thinking about it — it could be fun!

  16. Brad on February 29th, 2008 4:23 pm

    Thank you both for these beautiful soothing meditations. I am a recovering alcoholic/addict that is clean and sober and have found these meditations as an essential part of my recovery. I have found peace, acceptance and serenity in your meditations. Once again,from the bottom of my heart I thank you, as do my family.

  17. Mary on March 1st, 2008 9:07 am

    Hi Brad,
    I was so moved in reading your comment. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recovery and that the meditations have helped. This is why we do this podcast!

    You are very, very welcome and we wish you the very best.

    Mary

  18. Suzanne on March 13th, 2008 6:50 pm

    Would you do a meditation on the theme of change/accepting change? Your meditations/podcasts are amazing and a great gift to the world. Thank you!

  19. Mary on March 14th, 2008 8:37 am

    So glad you are enjoying the podcasts, Suzanne. Next podcast episode is in the works, but I’ll see if I can do something on that theme later on. Thanks for the request!

    Best wishes, Mary

  20. Duncan on April 4th, 2008 4:02 pm

    Your podcasts are wonderful! I’ve been meditating for many years but hadn’t realised just how much I’d strayed back into resisting thoughts again! So good to be guided back toward equinimity. Thank you both so very much!
    Do you have a CD with these podcasts? I know a number of people who would benefit from them but are either not mp3’d or don’t like earplugs. Thanks again and best wishes, Duncan

  21. Mary on April 5th, 2008 11:05 am

    Yes, Duncan, we do have a CD with 4 of the podcasts, the “Meditation Oasis CD“. The podcast introduction is edited out so that the meditations begin immediately. We also have a number of other CDs. You can check them out at this link.

    We’re glad you are enjoying the podcast. It’s so easy to fall into resisting thoughts (as well as emotions and other experiences). That’s what makes guided meditations so effective. You can always go back to meditating on you own and then use the guided meditations as a “tune up”.

    You are so welcome, and we send our best wishes to you!

    Mary

  22. Howard Reben on April 6th, 2008 4:22 am

    Dear Mary, my meditation teacher recently retired and I went in search of new learning. I listened and was guided in meditation by your self love podcast and it was wonderful. I will share it with my friends in my meditation group. Thank you. Howard

  23. Mary on April 6th, 2008 8:59 am

    You are welcome, Harold. It’s good to get your feedback on that particular meditation. It’s more subtle than many of the meditations we’ve podcast. I’m so glad to hear that you resonated with it. Blessings to you and your group!

  24. michael on August 12th, 2008 5:03 am

    1st time. a lot to learn. tried #2. what’s next?

  25. Mary on August 12th, 2008 8:31 am

    Hi Michael,

    How did #2 go for you?

    See our How to Meditate page for suggestions of beginning meditations. You can work with some of them. Reading through the material on the website can also help support your experience with meditation.

  26. linni on August 16th, 2008 4:14 pm

    Thank you for doing this. Using these podcasts have helped me to be centred and feel grounded. Usually my emotions are all over the place and as we are going through an adoption process right now, I have never ever felt such calm and the feeling of being grounded…the only thing I did different this time round was meditating.

    Your voice is beautiful and soothing…i’m so happy that I’ve found you!

    Warm regards,
    Linni xx

  27. Mary on August 16th, 2008 4:51 pm

    How heartwarming to hear from you, Linni. We’re so glad you are meditating and that it’s helping. We’re happy that you found us!

  28. laurie Hood on August 17th, 2008 9:14 am

    Thank you for these meditations. I just listened to the change meditation and it really helped me sort out the thinking from the feelings. I have been doing inner child work with a therapist and was wondering if there might be any guided inner child meditations in the upcoming future? Also it would be great to see any kind of meditations helping one to connect with their higher power. I have a cassette recording of daily meditations like this and I don’t know what I will do when that little 20 year old tape finally gives out. Again thanks so much for your podcasts.

    Laurie

  29. Mary on August 17th, 2008 9:45 am

    You are very welcome, Laurie. We have had so many requests for a inner child guided meditation that I am working on the idea.

    We appreciate your taking the time to comment. Best wishes, Mary

  30. Macy on August 20th, 2008 3:16 pm

    My parents passed away tragically last year and I learned about your website at a support group. I have only done 2 podcast meditations but I hope to make them part of my life daily in order to repair my mind and body from the tragedy of loss at age 22.

  31. Mary on August 20th, 2008 4:00 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss, Macy, and hope the meditations bring some comfort and relief. It’s wonderful that you are in a support group. We wish you well, Mary

  32. dennis on August 24th, 2008 9:28 am

    Hello and thank you. I was looking for a decent site of this nature for a while. I was wondering (even though it is not the end goal) if you could create something that took me out of my mind for a while. Escape is not the goal of meditation but never the less I think I need to on occasion. I was looking for somehting that I could focus on completely. I enjoyed the “letting go” podcast very much but just as an example I am looking for something that facilitates the same feeling through the exact opposite process. I hope I made at least a nominal amount of sense. Thanks again.

  33. Mary on August 24th, 2008 11:22 am

    Hi Dennis,

    Can you explain what you mean by “the exact opposite process”? That might help me answer this…

    Mary

  34. Bee Edmunds on August 26th, 2008 1:01 pm

    I spend my summers working in China and I often have trouble falling asleep while there. Your guided meditations are the only “sleep aid’ I’ve used that have worked! Mary’s voice soothes me like no other sound and even if I don’t fall asleep every time, I’m fully relaxed by podcast’s end. Thank you so much!

  35. Mary on August 26th, 2008 5:01 pm

    You are so welcome, Bee! What a wonderful benefit from the meditations. It’s inspiring to hear from you.

  36. Jaco on September 19th, 2008 3:05 am

    Hi Mary,

    I just wanted to thank you for the podcasts available on your site. I have recently started my own company and have experienced tremendous stress and pressure resulting in negativity, low energy levels and general lack of positive thinking.

    Since I am meditating daily using your Guided Meditations I have seen a HUGE improvement in all areas: health, success, happiness etc etc.

    Thank you so much for helping me learn how to bring my thoughts to a halt, feel grounded and experience what is ‘there'; allowing the energy to flow freely once again.

    Your voice is very calming as well…

    Thanks once again for sharing with so many people this wonderful gift!

    Kind regards

    Jaco

  37. Mary on September 19th, 2008 9:33 am

    Thank YOU, Jaco, for sharing your experience with meditation. It’s amazing, isn’t it, how meditation can affect every area of life. I’m inspired to hear what a difference it made and you are very welcome!

  38. John Feltis on September 23rd, 2008 7:32 am

    I am very grateful for your guided meditations. I can’t adequately articulate how they quiet my mind and the restful peace I experience. Thank you!

  39. Mary on September 23rd, 2008 10:56 am

    You are welcome, John. It is difficult to articulate our experiences in meditation — glad you’re experiencing the quietness and peace.

  40. Ballot Closed « Matches on November 11th, 2008 7:19 am

    […] It’s time for healing in America after the frenzy.  It’s time to sit back and think where we are and who we are (before we obsess about where we need to go).  It’s time for the insults to subside.  It’s time to close your eyes and feel your heart again…to feel your breathing…to feel your mind relax.  It’s time to spend a little time with Mary.  […]

  41. Mary on November 11th, 2008 10:50 am

    Re: Ballot Closed. Matches blog post linking here sounds like good advice for those of us who were so caught up in the election. I think we’re all gradually unwinding. It’s good to unplug for awhile…

  42. Helena van Nimwegen on December 22nd, 2008 3:41 am

    Thanks so much Mary for your calming voice. I listen to you each night as I go to sleep, here in Melbourne Australia

  43. Mary on December 22nd, 2008 2:37 pm

    You are welcome, Helena. It’s fun to hear from people all over the world. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!

  44. Brian on December 29th, 2008 10:19 pm

    I keep having deja vu is there a type of meditation that can help with me channeling this?
    OH, I love the site.

  45. Mary on December 30th, 2008 11:44 am

    Hi Brian,
    Glad you’re enjoying the website. I’m not sure what you are asking — please describe your deja vu experience and also explain what you mean by channeling it.

  46. Erin on January 5th, 2009 6:04 pm

    hi mary,

    just wanted to say that i think it’s beautiful work you are doing with this site and your podcasts. meditation is a wonderful gift i have recently received into my life and it’s helped a great deal with stress, anxiety, etc. Many thanks to you for sharing with us.

  47. Lance on January 6th, 2009 4:35 am

    I feel so awesome after visiting this site and hearing your guided meditations. Thank you for being a beacon of positive energy in the world. Also, the Trust meditation is wonderful, it really helps to soothe any chaffed or raw areas within my energy body.

    Happy New Year from sunny FL.

  48. Mary on January 6th, 2009 10:49 am

    You are welcome, Erin. Thank you for your kind words. Good to hear that you are meditating and getting such great results!

  49. Lance on January 12th, 2009 4:31 am

    Dear Meditationoasis,

    WOW ! I listen to your guided meditations regularly and love them. This morning, however, I listend to the “Relaxing into Healing” selection and was completely washed over with love. Thank you for all that you do for the people in this world.

    Sincerely,
    Lance, Tampa. Fl

  50. Mary on January 12th, 2009 10:00 am

    You are welcome, Lance. How beautiful to hear this — you just washed us over with love!

  51. Brett on January 30th, 2009 12:32 am

    Just wanted to say keep up the good work. I’ve found your meditations to be a very good way to help me disconnect from the stresses of daily life and get a moment of peace. You seem to have a unique ability to appeal to both those very experienced in meditation and those that are newer to it (like myself). Keep using your gift, I know you are helping a lot of people like me.

  52. Mary on January 30th, 2009 11:21 am

    Thank you for your kind words, Brett. We’re so glad the meditations are helping. Hearing from people like you does inspire us to continue!

  53. Jacinta on January 31st, 2009 8:42 pm

    Thank you for your kindness to others through these podcasts. The gentle way you voice guides the listener through the meditations sounds so safe and trustworthy. I particularly love the Chakra meditation and the healing meditation. Thank you.

  54. Mary on February 1st, 2009 2:14 pm

    Thank you for leaving a comment, Jacinta. You are very welcome. I really appreciate your feedback.

  55. Richard on February 4th, 2009 1:57 pm

    I followed the inner child meditation and experienced a profound resolution to something I have carried unknowingly for decades. I am very grateful to you both for helping me. Thank you.

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  57. Mary on February 5th, 2009 10:09 am

    You are so welcome, Richard. We’re pleased that you had such a profound experience. Certainly your own openness allowed that to happen. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us. We wish you all the best.

  58. Andrew on February 15th, 2009 11:59 pm

    I want to thank you very much for your podcasts. I discovered you on iTunes and am just getting started in meditation. The last one on there is 12/18/08. Will more be posted on there?

    Thank you and peace and love to you and yours.

    Andy

  59. Mary on February 16th, 2009 10:30 am

    You’re welcome, Andy. Yes, there will be more podcasts. Our hope has always been to add a new podcast each month, but we haven’t always been able to do it. Thanks for the nudge — hopefully you’ll see a new one real soon!

    Also, it’s always valuable to use the meditations more than once. If there are certain ones that work best for you, you can use them over and over. The repetition has a great value as the principles of the meditation sink in. Your experience will also be different each time you listen.

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  61. Martha on February 25th, 2009 12:57 pm

    Could you do a meditation for dealing with anger? I just went through a divorce (and have done the grief meditation several times), but I just can’t get past the anger.
    Otherwise, your meditations have been very helpful.

  62. Mary on February 26th, 2009 10:30 am

    Hi Martha,
    Thank you for your request. I’ll certainly consider this.

    I think that what makes it difficult to “get past” anger is that we are trying to get rid of it. It’s the trying to get past it that can get in the way of its being fully felt. Perhaps the Emotional Ease meditation would be helpful.

  63. Nicole Urdang on February 27th, 2009 10:47 am

    Hi Mary,
    Just a quick question: are your meditations still available through iTunes?
    Hope this finds you well and happy,
    Nicole

  64. Mary on February 27th, 2009 4:37 pm

    Yes, our Meditation Oasis podcast is on iTunes. Our CDs are also available for purchase on iTunes as mp3 downloads.

  65. Valentina on February 28th, 2009 5:30 am

    Dear Mary,

    Thank you so much for your podcasts! I have tried MANY meditation podcasts on iTunes and I must say your is one of the best and certainly at the top of my listening list. Your voice is incredibly soothing and I have found relief and peace in your guided meditations time and time again. What a wonderful gift! Thank you for taking the time and courage to share your wonderful ability with us! Much love from Denmark

  66. Mary on February 28th, 2009 10:01 am

    You are welcome, Valentina. I’m so glad the meditations are helping. We love hearing from people all over the world. Thank you for adding a comment!

  67. PammyPie on March 16th, 2009 2:23 pm

    Dear Mary,

    Love the sound of your calm voice and guided meditations. Incredibly relaxing and healing. You have truly made a positive impact on my life with your podcasts. Many blessings and many thanks!

  68. Mary on March 16th, 2009 3:25 pm

    Blessings to you too, PammyPie, and you are welcome!

  69. christina on March 21st, 2009 8:51 am

    thank you mary for this wonderfull meditation i am 19 and am still going to school. With all the stress from school and all your podcasts opened my eyes to how i should pay attention to life and nature. I would like to make a request could you please do a podcast on school stress? thanks for all that you do you have realy opend my eyes to things i would not have seen had you not been here to help people.

  70. Mary on March 21st, 2009 9:03 am

    You are welcome, christina. A podcast on school stress is a good idea. I have many other requests and am not sure when this would be done. In the meantime, you can try using the meditations below to help cope with stress — they apply to any kind of stress (school, work, life events, etc).

    Relaxation Break
    Breath Awareness
    Simply Being

  71. Janet Marshall on March 28th, 2009 2:01 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have been meditating now for nearly 4 years after years of physical and emotional stress. Your meditations are wonderful and I have sent your link to my very sick sister, hoping they will help her as well.
    I have found that meditation and the power of positive thought has changed my life drastically for the good and I have people like you to thank for it. So THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. Peace and Love, Janet

  72. Mary on March 28th, 2009 2:42 pm

    You’re welcome, Janet, Good to hear from you and hear how much you are benefiting from meditation. Best wishes to you!

  73. Andrea Wady on April 11th, 2009 11:10 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful meditations. I have CFIDS and find it hard not to overdo things, so to be able to plug into your meditations is a gift.
    thanks

  74. Mary on April 11th, 2009 1:17 pm

    I’m so glad the meditations are helping, Andrea. You are very welcome!

  75. lynda on April 16th, 2009 10:47 pm

    I just did your chakra meditation and it was like drinking an energy drink. I had been sleepy but after doing that meditation I felt wide awake.

  76. Dr Tina Goodin on April 22nd, 2009 12:58 pm

    Your meditations are awesome! Thank you so much. I feel totally relaxed. Beautiful voice, beautiful music!

  77. Mary on April 22nd, 2009 4:36 pm

    You are so welcome, Tina. Glad you enjoyed the meditations.

  78. Cindy on April 29th, 2009 9:03 pm

    Thank you, Mary for the wonderful meditations. I listen to one almost every day, and usually manage to select one that meets my needs on a particular day.

    I wanted to suggest a meditation on trying to be less intense or rigorous. I, and I’m sure many others, tend to operate at 110% all the time, even on tasks that don’t need so much effort. I expend a lot of energy this way. I think the effortlessness meditation helps, but more on this theme would be wonderful.

  79. Mary on April 30th, 2009 9:04 am

    You are welcome, Cindy — glad you are enjoying and making such good use of the meditations. This is a really interesting idea for a meditation — no promises but I’ll definitely spend some time with it and see if I can come up with something!

  80. Helen Sullivan on May 7th, 2009 7:24 pm

    I stumbled across your site a couple of days ago and impressed with what I have read.

    I tried the Breath Awareness Meditation and found it easy to relax and follow but as I became more relaxed I felt sort of disoriented and like I was a bit lightheaded and kind of slipping to the right….which actually I wasn’t….. I was sitting upright in a straight backed chair. It was a kind of airy fairy sort of feeling that actually wasn’t that pleasant so I didnt continue after your voice stopped. Is this normal for a first meditation?

  81. Mary on May 8th, 2009 9:36 am

    Hello Helen,
    All sorts of experiences can come up as we meditate, and if any are uncomfortable, you can always stop, as you did. As the body relaxes and tensions unwind, the body can feel like it’s leaning or moving even when it isn’t. As for the lightheaded and airy fairy feeling — that could be some tension release but in that you were doing the Breath Awareness Meditation, it’s also possible that it had to do with how you were breathing. Remember that in the meditation you aren’t meant to breathe in any special way, simply observe the breath as it is naturally happening. You could try the meditation again with this in mind and see if it still happens. You could also try another basic meditation like Simply Being and see how that goes.

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  83. Annalora on June 1st, 2009 7:57 pm

    Thank you for your wonderful meditations. I listen to them every day. I would love to have one from you that focuses on fertility and conception. Is there any chance that you will have one in this area?
    Thank you.

  84. Mary on June 2nd, 2009 9:12 am

    You are welcome, Annalora. Thank you for the request. This has been requested before and I am considering it. Best wishes.

  85. Claudia on June 3rd, 2009 1:16 pm

    Hello Mary Maddux,

    I’m so thankful for your wonderful meditations and I’m listening to some of them nearly every day. Your voice is very calming, too, thank you very much for sharing this gift. I’m listening the potcasts on I tunes. Sometimes it is not so easy to let resistance go, isn’t it? But I love your meditations and try to let go each new day again:-)
    Greetings and blessings from Germany,
    Claudia

  86. Mary on June 4th, 2009 9:22 am

    Thank you for taking the time to comment, Claudia. I’m sure many people feel it’s difficult to let go of resistance. In a way, it’s something we can’t actually do. We can’t get rid of resistance, it comes up on its own. It’s part of our conditioning. What we can do, sometimes, is recognize the resistance when it arises and in that recognition it can be let go of. If it doesn’t happen, if resistance comes up again, doesn’t matter. Let it be OK that the resistance is there!

    You are welcome for the meditations. I’m glad you are making such good use of them!

  87. Amy on June 15th, 2009 12:21 pm

    Thank you so much for all these wonderful meditations! They are so helpful when I don’t have as much time to just sit and are a wonderful addition to my practice!

  88. Mary on June 15th, 2009 1:21 pm

    So glad you are enjoying the meditations, Amy. You are welcome!

  89. Brenda Layou on June 16th, 2009 8:19 pm

    Thank You for such wonderful meditations, and presented to us so well. This site will be most helpful. Could I link your site from mine please?

  90. Mary on June 17th, 2009 9:06 am

    You are welcome, Brenda. Of course, we’d be happy to have you link to us!

  91. christina on July 1st, 2009 1:10 pm

    thank you so much for putting up these meditations when ever i feel upset or stressed out i listien to your podcasts and i feel wonderful thanks so much this helps me alot. the other question i have is why do you put up these medditations? how did you get into meditating? why did you make a website on this?

  92. Mary on July 1st, 2009 1:53 pm

    christina, you are welcome. We’re so glad the podcasts help.

    I’ll see if I can answer these questions. You’re the first to ask these and I’m touched that you are interested enough to ask. Except for a very few times when I’ve had jobs just to make money, I’ve always done what I really cared and had a passion about. Everything has been in the area of meditation, healing, and wellness. As I’ve explored things for myself, I’ve naturally wanted to share them with others. All of my teaching, writing and so on has simply been an expression of this. I got into meditation early on — both because I felt there was “more to life” than what I was experiencing and also because I really needed to meditate! My brother told me about it and I tried it and have meditated most of my life.

    The meditations, the podcast, the website — everything I do and have done — is what I love to do. I love to create, write, express, share. I’ve always worked with people in one way or another — as a teacher and counsellor and in other ways. I love to connect with others in a meaningful way.

    The other side is that I’ve been fortunate enough to make a living doing what I love (a humble living but it’s worth it!) My life and business interests are inseparable. My work grows out of my life very naturally. So there’s also a business side — we also make a living by people buying our CDs, downloading our MP3s, etc. Some people also make donations as well.

    Hope that answers your question. Thanks for asking. BTW, I do think these answers would go for Richard too. He’s the other, very important, half of this work!

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  94. Carly on July 24th, 2009 4:04 am

    Thank you so much for your wonderful Meditations. I am from Australia and have been introduced to Meditation very recently. I listen on my IPOD each night or when i feel like it and after 3 weeks i am beginning to notice huge effects and it is wonderful. Everything in the podcasts go together great. Your Meditations have helped me get passed one of the most difficult times in my life and for that i will be forever grateful to you.

  95. Mary on July 24th, 2009 9:45 am

    Carly, you are so welcome. It’s really heart-warming to hear from you — we’re so glad the meditations have been helping. Best wishes.

  96. Grant on August 3rd, 2009 3:12 am

    Namaste. Thank you so much for the enriching meditations. I have had problems with high blood pressure and the relaxing meditations have physically helped! I meditated to the Chakra episode (I’m just becoming attuned to my Chakras) and felt a physical warm glow from deep inside…energy. Peace and Inner Light.

  97. Mary on August 3rd, 2009 8:44 am

    This is inspiring to hear, Grant! You are welcome.

  98. Kerry Anne Harris on August 4th, 2009 11:23 am

    Thank you so much for offering this for free, your voice is soo soothing and the music accompanies this perfectly, bless you.

    Love & Light
    Kerry xx

  99. jamison on August 4th, 2009 12:43 pm

    New listener. After no meditations for almost 3 years I am back on it. Almost went the route of medication for my stress and anxiety but have decided to improve my diet, exercise more and meditate… using your podcast… the more meditation that focus on relieive/controlling stress and worry the better for me :) Thanks!

  100. Mary on August 4th, 2009 2:10 pm

    Kerry Anne, You are welcome. Thank you for your kind words!

    jamison, so glad you are finding all these natural and healthy ways to deal with stress! Have you tried the latest podcast — Relief from Stress and Pressure? I’m also working on a program for anxiety that I hope will be on the website sometime soon. You are welcome!

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  102. Deborah on August 22nd, 2009 1:27 am

    Hi! I have been using your wonderful podcasts for a little over a year now and they have showed me the path to presence and true meditation. I have an irrational fear that sometimes gives me panic attacks. I plan on getting exposure thearepy this year. But untill then, I find that when the situation that makes me panic arises, I feel the opposite of calm, uncomfortable, like I want to escape, and then there are strong feelings of being alone and ashamed for feeling that way. I am going to calm myself down tonight by listening to your “Breath Awareness” meditation, but it occured to me that there are probably many many other people who have panic attacks and thought that if I brought that to your attention, perhaps you would consider a meditation for feeling safe, comforted, perhaps with some breath-coaching to subdue panic attacks. Thank you so much for how much you’ve helped me this year!

  103. Mary on August 22nd, 2009 1:21 pm

    Deborah, we’re so pleased that you’ve gotten so much from the podcasts. Yes, many people have requested something for anxiety, fear and panic. I felt that I wanted to do something more comprehensive than a podcast episode for this, and am currently working on a whole program. It does involve working with the breath as well as other ways to deal with anxiety. Thanks for asking — it helps to keep me on track with that project. Seems like it’s much needed!

  104. nadiya on September 1st, 2009 11:15 am

    thank you for the new podcast…it is a beautiful journey inwards which you both make worthwhile.can you have more of richards music podcasts possibly.
    nadiya

  105. Mary on September 1st, 2009 1:17 pm

    You are welcome, nadiya. We’re glad you’re enjoying the latest podcast. It was meant to be a journey inwards and it’s good to hear it was that for you.

    Don’t know if we’ll do another podcast of Richard’s music. Just so you know, you can purchase a CD or download of an album of Richard’s music — Pure Light. It’s a compilation of background music from the podcast and our other CDs.

  106. Jamie Johnson on September 11th, 2009 8:47 pm

    Thank you so very much for letting everyone download your meditaion podcasts for free. I love your podcasts and they have gotten me through many stressful times. Your podcasts have allowed me to destress and quiet my mind. They have made all the difference in my life. They have made me a better mother, wife and employee at my job. I can’t thank you enough for changing my life.
    Jamie

  107. Mary on September 13th, 2009 9:28 am

    Jamie, you are so welcome. It’s wonderful to hear how much the podcast has helped. We’re inspired to hear the changes you are experiencing with the meditations!

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  109. Andrew on September 20th, 2009 8:04 pm

    hey i suffer from real bad anxiety especially when i have a test coming up and that would be tomorrow. so i listen to you the night before and an hour or so before the test to help calm me. and it’s funny bc my nursing test tomorrow involves therapeutic communication. any suggestions for me? thanks so much

  110. Mary on September 21st, 2009 10:44 am

    Hi Andrew,
    I’m not sure what you are asking, but it sounds like a good plan to listen to a meditation the night before and then before the test. Other than that, it helps to stop and take some deep breaths when anxious and you could always pause a few times during the test and close your eyes and breathe.

  111. Nicole Overstreet on September 24th, 2009 2:49 pm

    Thank you so much for your podcast; the ease it has brought to my life is beyond measure!

    Nicole

  112. Mary on September 25th, 2009 8:52 am

    You are welcome, Nicole. We’re so glad to hear that!

  113. Bill Cleckner on October 12th, 2009 2:39 pm

    I attended an AA meeting today and we discussed meditation. Someone mentioned that they try to “go with the flow”, i.e. putting one’s boat in the water and going DOWN-stream* (as opposed to how most alcoholics go: UP-stream). Anyway, I came home from the meeting and put some words into Google and up popped your site. What a BLESSING it is. I figure the only way you can have such a calm voice is to also have a calm spirit. Thanks for sharing both with us so freely! :)

    (*By the way, this person also shared that ALL she needs is down-stream. I would add that much of what I want is up-stream!!! No wonder I experience stress)

  114. Mary on October 13th, 2009 9:04 am

    Glad you found us, Bill. You are welcome! I’d be interested in how you define going down- vs. up-stream in your life. Perhaps all we ever really need is downstream…

  115. Marc on October 15th, 2009 1:55 am

    Dear you,
    Thank you so much for all these splendid and beautiful free meditations. Since using them, I can effortlessly meditate every day!
    Marc

  116. Mary on October 15th, 2009 9:21 am

    How wonderful, Marc! You are welcome.

  117. Karen on October 19th, 2009 9:56 am

    Hi Mary,

    Thanks to Google, I found your website. I have been using your guided meditations for about 2 weeks now. What a gift! Thank you for making these available.

  118. Mary on October 19th, 2009 10:32 am

    You are welcome, Karen!

  119. Belinda on December 16th, 2009 4:58 pm

    Dear Mary and Richard

    I have been using your podcasts for 5 months now and find them so relaxing and convenient. Thank you both for making these available all over the world. (I’m based in Australia and travel frequently).

    MERRY Christmas!

    Warmly
    Belinda x

  120. Mary on December 16th, 2009 5:22 pm

    Merry Christmas to you, Belinda, and you are welcome. Glad you’re enjoying the meditations!

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  122. Toni on January 10th, 2010 4:41 pm

    Hi. Thank you so much for your wonderful meditations. They are a great asset to our lives. I have a question, and forgive me if it’s been asked before. I have a strong desire to meditate but after a few sessions I find myself being extremely short tempered and irritable. I become very sensitive to noise as well. Is this a normal side effect when beginning meditation? Does it go away with enough sessions, or is it my senses opening up to the world where I had previously shut things out? I would love to continue meditating, but I don’t think my family could stand to be around me if I did. Any answer would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you again.

  123. Mary on January 10th, 2010 5:35 pm

    Hello Toni, you are welcome. It’s hard to say for sure what is going on, but I’ll start with one possibility and if we rule that out, let’s investigate it further. It’s possible that you are coming out of meditation too fast. If you are deep in meditation, you need to take time to come out slowly (even a couple of minutes sometime). Otherwise, it can be jarring to the system to come out quickly.

    See if this is what is going on. If not, we’ll look into other explanations.

  124. Bridey on January 26th, 2010 10:35 pm

    Thank you ! Thank you ! Thank you! I so need this. Your voice is amazingly soothing.

  125. Mary on January 27th, 2010 10:07 am

    You are very welcome, Bridey!

  126. Alicia on January 30th, 2010 3:18 am

    This is fantastic! I have been using the deep rest guided meditation, and I have been getting the best, most uninterrupted sleep of my life. I have AD/HD, so I rarely am able to turn off my brain enough to relax and sleep without my brain reeling. I have been waking up on time for work as well which has always been a struggle for me.

    I am trying to make more of an effort towards self improvement, so I will be further investigating the other meditations on here.

    Also, would an Android app possibly be in the future? That would be amazing!

    Thank you so much!

  127. Mary on January 30th, 2010 9:54 am

    What good news, Alicia. We do hope to create an Android app at some point in the future, but that may not be for quite awhile. Good luck with your self improvement efforts – may they bring you well-being and fulfillment.

  128. Nadine on February 16th, 2010 3:54 pm

    Thank you so much for your kind gentle voice and soothing music. the meditations have helped me greatly in my daily life…..you are a blessing to all…..

    PS. in response to Toni Jan 10
    could I suggest saying a protective prayer before you start the meditations..I have also found this has happened to me. Also placing a protective sphere of light around you when you have finished the meditations. I hope this helps.

    Thankyou Nadine

  129. Mary on February 16th, 2010 7:18 pm

    You are welcome, and thank you for your kind words, Nadine. Glad the meditations are helping.

  130. nihal bhat on February 19th, 2010 2:12 am

    hello mary and the crew

    i have been trying your meditations out(inner child and grounded) for quite some time now.

    these are really fantastic, and the inner child one heals at all levels.

  131. Mary on February 19th, 2010 9:56 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience, nihal. Best wishes.

  132. purrin on March 2nd, 2010 6:49 pm

    I have schizophrenia and I’m totally distressed by side effects from meds (impotence/fsd) these are brilliant.

  133. luis Gabriel escobedo on March 4th, 2010 7:08 am

    Hellow an i hope you are doing Fine. I listened only one podcast. Today i just dowloaded 4 more. The one i ´ve listening is i think the one about “simply Being”. I usually use it when i go to sleep, but i have never finished it because the voice is so calming that it helps me sleep.
    What is the power in all this podcasts?. At first i didn´t think these work, but congrats.

  134. Mary on March 4th, 2010 10:25 am

    Glad the meditations are helping you, luis. I really don’t know how to answer the question “what is the power in…the podcasts”. It is possible that you find my voice relaxing because I get into a very relaxed state when I speak. Hearing that in my voice may help relax you.

  135. Seamus Hargadon on March 17th, 2010 2:12 am

    I am experiencing in the past few years a great amount of heat in my hands,arms and my body thro’ out Also some thing on my tongue, maybe an energy of some sort. I am aware of it on my tongue, whether my mouth is open or closed.
    I would very much appreciate your thoughts and guidance on the above .
    Thanking you in anticipation,
    Mise le meas,
    Seamus Hargadon.
    17.03.2010

  136. Mary on March 17th, 2010 8:31 am

    Seamus, Is this happening during meditation only?

  137. luis Gabriel escobedo on March 19th, 2010 6:55 am

    Hellow Mary. First of all , i would like to say that your voice is very calming. Thanks for all your help on this “inside journey”. My question today is this.What happens when in your dreams you know you are dreaming and you start meditating in the dreams. I few minutes later, it seems like you are awake but not totally (like sleepy), and somehow you see a bright light and keep meditating too. It had happen to me very often, and is a great feeling.
    Is this real?, what is real?.(sorry if a dont explain it well)
    Thanks againg for given us “the inside Journey”

  138. Mary on March 19th, 2010 9:14 am

    luis Gabriel – There are different “states of consciousness” that we experience. For example, sleep and dream state are different than waking state. There are also “meditative states” which are different than those common states of consciousness, where the mind is functioning in a different way — there is a combination of the depth of sleep and yet alertness. It sounds like during your dream, you begin to experience a meditative state. I am not an expert on brain waves or all the states of consciousness we can experience, so I can’t say exactly what is happening.

    This experience raises the questions you ask — “Is this real? What is real?”. Those are big questions and I don’t think there’s an answer to those that everyone could agree on. I’m inspired, though, to write a blog post about this and will in the near future. It’s too big a question to cover here!

    And, you are welcome. Hope you continue to enjoy your “inside journey”!

  139. luis Gabriel escobedo on March 23rd, 2010 6:43 am

    I love the podcast Deep Rest Guided Meditation. I wasn´t sure that this works, specially because i dont hace sleepoing problems. But what i have been experiencing is awsome. The podcast is for 25 minutes, but sometimes i dont make it all. Some times i start dreaming and i hear your lovely voice in my dream. By the time you said thar you are going to keeep the music going on… is when some times my mind is in a diffenent state… is when i am dreaming but also awake…
    i am starting to listen the podcast “Enhance your creativity” in the morning and see how it goes.Thanks for helping me this inside journey… I once read that ” To live outside , you must first enjoy living in the “inside”.
    Bye.. By the end of the week i will let you know more “inside journeys”

  140. Mary on March 24th, 2010 3:22 pm

    Beautiful, luis!

  141. christina on April 22nd, 2010 3:32 pm

    Thank you so much for these meditations! I watched this video on youtube that rather upset me and well i did one of your meditations and felt so much better. Thanks i am so thankful someone out there cares enough about me in order to help me feel better. I will use this website more often i like to meditate and i will continue to do it in the future thanks Mary and Richard you guys are the best people i have ever ran across on the internet.

  142. Mary on April 22nd, 2010 3:39 pm

    christina, We’re so glad the meditations helped! You are welcome, and thank you for your kind words.

  143. Adinatha on April 25th, 2010 1:41 pm

    Hello Mary,
    I have done all sorts of guided meditations, but i experience something very significant with your meditations.
    In all other voices i still ‘sense’ a direction of becoming, even if they say otherwise, but in your voice i sense simply being.
    Nothing to do, nothing to become, just being.
    I have never heard that elsewhere.
    I still can’t grasp it, it’s like falling into something wich scares me also.
    I am a ‘doing’ guy and not-doing is like the whole ground is swept away under my feet.
    But i really like your soothing voice and your meditations.
    I do not know where they will take me, but i will listen to it some more.
    Thank you very much.
    greetings from the Netherlands.

  144. Mary on April 26th, 2010 9:29 am

    Adinatha, You are very welcome.

    It sounds like you are having a very deep experience with the meditations. It can indeed feel like the “whole ground is swept away”. It can be both delicious and scary at the same time! It isn’t something you can grasp with your mind, because your awareness is transcending the mind’s functioning. You fall into a deeper level of yourself where the doing is coming from. It turns out the ‘doing’ guy has his basis in Being!

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  147. karla on June 11th, 2010 2:50 am

    thank you thank you thank you! your meditations are fabulous and helping me to be present with myself, where so often my head takes over. thank you.

  148. Mary on June 11th, 2010 9:21 am

    So glad to hear that, karla. You are welcome!

  149. Bill on June 27th, 2010 9:09 pm

    I cant believe it. For an entire hour my mind was almost completely silent. I have not experienced this since the onset of my disorder being almost a decade ago. Medication has helped tremendously, but your “effortless meditation” was a temporary final step towards bringing me back to where I was before the (crap) started. I have also tried other guided meditation programs from other people. They were effective, but they did not give me this silence that yours did. What CD do you recommend that is similar to your “effortless meditation” podcast, one that helps bring someone into a silent state of mind?

  150. Mary on June 28th, 2010 9:37 am

    Hi Bob. Probably the best meditations for this are on our Silence of Being album. It is available as an mp3 download in our Shop. i say “probably” because different things work best for different people. There are a number of meditations on the podcast that might work best for you. The Silence of Being album, however, is geared for experiencing silence and has a progression of meditations with more and less voice guidance.

  151. Katie on June 28th, 2010 11:03 pm

    Mary,

    My mom had subscribed to this podcast on iTunes and raved about it, so, reluctantly, I listened to one with her and ended up falling in love with it! I couldn’t resist finding myself drifting into such a calm state listening to your soothing voice. I like to listen to these as I get lie in bed, and it helps me fall asleep faster and easier than anything else, and the sleep I’m getting seems much deeper and more restful. These guided meditations are also rubbing off on my daily life: I am much more able to “take things as they come” and not stress as much over them. While this is a slow process, it is steady. Even this headstrong teenager can’t help but enjoy the benefits of these podcasts! Thank you so much for all the reasons above, and for giving my mom and I something we can share.

  152. Mary on June 29th, 2010 8:10 am

    Katie, great that you were open to trying the meditations even though your mom suggested them ;-). It’s true, using the meditations regularly does make changes in how you experience things in a daily basis. So good to hear from you. All the best to you!

  153. Kathleen Taylor on July 19th, 2010 6:20 am

    Hi Mary Have come across this website and have been using your meditations for some time. Then, just last week in fact, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I am remaining positive, and your meditations certainly help me a lot.
    I was wondering if you would ever consider making one available that could be longer than the ones you have here on your site – like a guided one or a white light healing one – just a suggestion. As I said, I am gaining benefit from the ones you have available on this page.
    Kind regards
    Kathleen, Australia

  154. Mary on July 19th, 2010 9:05 am

    Kathleen, sorry to hear about your diagnosis and we wish you a speedy and full recovery. Some of the meditations are 25 mins or more. How long did you have in mind? You might want to use the Intuitive Self-Healing Meditation and continue on with the process a while after the voice stops. Best wishes.

  155. shannon normand on August 1st, 2010 4:35 pm

    Dear Mary, I just wanted to thank you for your meditations.They have been a great help to me in the last few months.I have been separated from someone I love and the letting go and the just be meditations are a great help to me,although I like all of them and your voice is so soo soothing.You are a wonder!

  156. Mary on August 2nd, 2010 12:52 pm

    Shannon, you are very welcome and thank you for your kind words. I’m so glad the meditations help!

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  158. Ghostwitch on August 17th, 2010 11:54 am

    Thank you so much for these pod casts. I am grateful for them.

  159. Mary on August 17th, 2010 1:48 pm

    You are welcome!

  160. Jim on August 26th, 2010 11:24 am

    Thank you so much for making these available. I have them on my mp3 player and on days that I can, I park my car in an empty parking lot and listen to them on my lunch break. I listen to whichever one I feel fits my day best. I’ve been using them for about 2 years now and they have helped reduce my anxiety and deal with whatever is going on in a much more sensible way. I’ve learned that my anxiety is simply my brain thinking too much and I just need to shut it off and put it away once in a while to “reset” things. Even just 15 minutes or so is enough to take the edge off. Some days I have a good experience, some days I just can’t seem to loosen up enough to “turn off”, but that’s OK. I find that a lot of times I just fall asleep, which is OK too. Just wanted to let you know that your podcasts have helped take the edge off. Thank you lots!

  161. Mary on August 26th, 2010 4:33 pm

    This is so good to hear, Jim. You are welcome. It’s so true that meditation can be very different on different days, but even when you don’t seem to be turning off, you mind and body are being given a break. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  162. Daryl on August 26th, 2010 6:56 pm

    Hi Mary, i just want to say thank you so much for your free podcasts, i am a very emotional person filled with hate , anger and anxiety i wish i could say your meditations have perminantley takn them away bt they havne not but i can say it has helped me to learn to control these problems.

    Thanks for all your help

    God Bless
    Daryl

  163. Mary on August 27th, 2010 8:54 am

    Hi Daryl, it’s great that the meditations are helping. You see that the situation can get better, and so it can certainly improve even more. Keep on meditating! You are welcome and we wish you well.

  164. brett on August 27th, 2010 2:38 pm

    Hi, could you please put the RSS feed back in for your medidations? I used to be able to download these directly to my zune without any problem, but now that seems to be gone. Dont want an Ipod just for these.
    Thanks,
    Brett

  165. Mary on August 27th, 2010 4:58 pm

    Here’s the correct link – feed://www.meditationoasis.libsyn.com/rss. Sorry, the link had changed and we hadn’t updated it. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

  166. Kathy on October 6th, 2010 3:07 pm

    Hi Mary,

    I’ve been using your guided meditations for about a year now and have wanted to write to tell you how wonderful they are. Every once in awhile I try different ones that I find but they are not like yours. I very much appreciate you making them available. They are changing my life.

    Thank you again.

    Kathy

  167. Mary on October 7th, 2010 9:42 am

    Kathy, I am always in awe, and very grateful, when people say their lives are changing with the meditations. You are so very welcome.

  168. Katerine on October 12th, 2010 10:19 pm

    I wanted to thank you for all the encouraging words that start and end my days, pushing me to reflect, grow and share. I have undergone some tough transitions in the last few years, but your calming, sage guidance helps me every step forward. I hope you will continue to feature the podcasts, as they have become an integral part of my life. Thank you, Katerine

  169. Mary on October 13th, 2010 6:35 pm

    You are welcome, Katerine. It is so inspiring to hear this! Best wishes.

  170. Theodore on October 26th, 2010 6:31 pm

    I am a combat infantry soldier in the US Army dealing with bouts of PTSD and symptoms of depression. Sleep is restless and my days are filled with anxiety and hyper alertness developed on the battlefield but does nothing to help back in the real world. My therapist turned me on to this website and I want to say that with your guided meditations, I can finally find that peace and rest that has eluded me for so long. Thank you so much.

  171. Mary on October 27th, 2010 2:24 pm

    Theodore, you are so very welcome and thank YOU for your service. We are so moved that the meditations are helping you and appreciate that you took the time to let us know. We wish you all the best.

  172. Sarah on October 30th, 2010 1:27 am

    Hi Mary:

    I love your podcasts very much, I think you are very talented and good at what you do. I have a suggestion. I would like to know if it is possible to make a podcast on self forgiveness. When we feel guilty or bad about something we have done in our lives, or choices we have taken and so on.

    Thank you,

    Sarah

  173. Mary on October 30th, 2010 9:17 am

    You are welcome, Sarah. Good idea for a meditation – I’ll add it to the list of requests.

  174. Nicola on November 11th, 2010 1:34 am

    Mary & Richard
    I have been using your meditations for a few months now and they have helped me through a couple of very stressful situations in my life. I have passed the link to your website onto a couple of friends who have also had great results. Thank-you so much, these meditations are wonderful!

    Nicola in Scotland xx

  175. Mary on November 11th, 2010 10:18 am

    Nicola, you are very welcome. We’re so glad the meditations are helping. Best wishes to you.

  176. Brian on November 19th, 2010 11:12 am

    Hello!

    Thank you so much for your website! I think it is more valuable than a lot of sites that are charging ridiculous amounts of money for meditation materials. It is so wonderful for you to provide it!

    I am wondering if I can give the MP3s directly to my therapy clients, or do I need to direct them to the website.

    Thanks again, and peace to you!

    Brian

  177. Mary on November 19th, 2010 2:42 pm

    Brian, you are welcome. You can feel free to share mp3s from the podcast with your clients in any way you wish. We only request that you not alter them in any way. (We’d rather that people not share the mp3s which are purchased on the website — we can’t give everything away!)

  178. mehtap on December 5th, 2010 9:31 am

    thank you from Turkiye, istanbul for these mp3.

  179. Bruce on December 9th, 2010 4:22 pm

    I do lots of meditation, i want to thank you for giving us these beautiful meditations,i really like the ambient sounds in the back its really relaxing.

  180. Mary on December 16th, 2010 11:01 am

    You are welcome, mehtap!

  181. Mary on December 16th, 2010 11:05 am

    You are so welcome, Bruce.

  182. Martin Haddon on January 15th, 2011 5:36 am

    I’m hoping to be the first to use this space in 2011 to wish you a Happy New Year and to thank you both wholeheartedly for the love and effort you have put into this site! I have only just discovered it after a year of more or less regular meditation practice following retirement. I think I am quite choosy but I have found your guided meditations perfect for my needs. Please keep up the good work!

    Martin – from London
    15 January 2011

  183. Mary on January 16th, 2011 10:52 am

    Happy New Year to you, Martin! I often think of meditation as a way of retiring. How wonderful to take this up after your retirement. We’re glad you’re enjoying the meditations and we do plan on continuing…

  184. Ana on January 17th, 2011 3:18 pm

    Dear Mary,

    I am so grateful for your guided meditations. You have given me a powerful coping mechanism for stress.

    Thank you for helping myself and others find peace. It is incredible that you offer the meditations for free.

  185. Mary on January 17th, 2011 4:04 pm

    You are very welcome, Ana. Glad the meditations are helping!

  186. Adam on January 19th, 2011 9:56 pm

    Hey i just wanted to say thank you for all of your guided meditations they have really helped me to be a better person and to achieve my goals and to clear my mind when things become hectic. Thank you so much. you don’t know how much your podcast has changed my life and for that i say thank you again.

  187. Mary on January 20th, 2011 10:00 am

    How wonderful, Adam, that you’ve gotten such great results from meditation. You are so very welcome!

  188. Charlie on January 27th, 2011 12:42 am

    Dear Mary,

    I’m a college student at a very rigorous school, and I cannot say how much your podcast has helped. It took me awhile to find a podcast that combined not only a soothing voice but music that accented that voice well. Such a blessing to have found Meditation Oasis!

    However, I do have an idea for a podcast: as women (Charlie is, in this case, a woman’s name :] ), we face particular pressures in the world. Sometimes the experiences of life as a woman can compromise our self confidence, ability to be agents of change in our own lives, and our ability to love ourselves and others without reserve or abandon in a sometimes advantageous or seemingly apathetic world. I’d love to see a meditation focusing on female strength, even in a subtle way.

    Many thanks,

    Charlie

  189. Mary on January 27th, 2011 10:31 am

    You are so welcome, Charlie. Being a student IS stressful and we’re so glad the podcast is helping. I will add this suggestion to the list of requests. This is a great idea!!!!

  190. Aaron Ransley on February 25th, 2011 4:52 pm

    What a beautiful resource — my girl and I fall asleep to your meditations almost nightly. Thank you so much for providing such an abundance of peace for no cost. Your lack of capitalistic attitude is telling of who you are :)

  191. Mary on February 26th, 2011 1:49 pm

    What sweet words, Aaron. You are very welcome.

  192. ken wayne gibbons on February 27th, 2011 4:14 pm

    Thank you so much for these podcasts! What a discovery.

  193. Mary on February 28th, 2011 9:10 am

    You are so welcome, Ken. Hope you enjoy your ongoing discovery through meditation!

  194. Tammy on March 8th, 2011 10:25 pm

    Mary, is it unusual to sob/cry during a meditation? In the Gratitude meditation you ask us to imagine our blessings and immediately I thought of my children, which brought on the tears out of nowhere! Also, during the mini break meditation, I found that my head naturally rotated counter clockwise without effort. Thanks!

  195. Mary on March 9th, 2011 10:32 am

    Tammy, you are welcome. It’s not at all unusual to cry during meditation. Emotions can surface during the deep relaxation of meditation, and certainly gratitude is a powerful energy. As for your head rotating, this could be due to a release of tension. You might be interested in this blog post — Body Movements in Meditation. Best wishes.

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  197. Anya on March 16th, 2011 5:12 pm

    Thank you so much. As someone who’s had anxiety issues since early childhood this is a great resource. I’ve taken Ativan and all sorts of drugs. Sure they work for the moment but they don’t get to the source of the problem. I’m recommending this to everyone I know. I think some of the best advise I’ve gotten from your podcasts is to just feel my emotions and be with them. When someone tells me to relax and just let the feeling go, I stress out because I can’t! So thanks for putting all this up for free.

  198. Mary on March 17th, 2011 8:48 am

    You are so welcome, Anya. It’s great to hear the meditations are helping. It’s true, a really big key is allowing the emotions to be there and be felt. We do also have a special program for anxiety — At Ease – Anxiety & Worry Relief. It does cost money, but you might be interested. It’s available as an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app (most economical) and as a program on the website. Best wishes.

  199. nihal bhat on March 24th, 2011 7:28 pm

    hi mary. have you heard of sedona method. it tells us that we are not our mind,thoughts beliefs. All the labels e.g. “anxiety” fear grief etc , thats a trap that we put ourselves in. however our divinity allows us to play those labels because otherwise how else will we come to learn our divinity(without suffering)

    sedona method very similar to your meditation. basically we are far beyond all those labels.

    re: Anya- have a look at sedona method. it tells us all our past anxieties problems, they are just that – past incidents. if we look at our present moment, awareness, there isn’t any of that, its an old story.

    nihal.

  200. Tammy on March 25th, 2011 7:47 pm

    I really enjoyed your meditations. I suffer with anxiety. I really do believe these are going to be great for me. I was wondering if & how I could load these to my computer?

  201. Mary on March 26th, 2011 9:07 am

    Glad you’re enjoying the meditations, Tammy. We just added instructions for downloading them on the page above (after the last podcast episode). Let us know if you need more information!

  202. Kosta on April 4th, 2011 9:32 am

    Thank you very much.Your voice has a dramatic effect on my whole being.I am so gratefull!!!And also thank you for the inspiration and determination that you display and provoke by making this project happen!

  203. kate on April 11th, 2011 11:01 am

    thank you for thesepodcasts and guided meditations. They have helped me so much during a period of painful events in my life. I still use them every day. :)

  204. Wendy on April 13th, 2011 4:11 am

    I have had fibromyalgia for years now and I have searched many avenues to relieve my pain and stress levels! And Mary let me say you and your husband have brought that to me through your meditations! I have never felt so good as I do after using one of your podcast! I do still have pain, but no where near what it has been! So Thankyou so much for helping me and others like me for everything you do here at Meditation Oasis! P.S. Would it be possible to make a podcast especially for chronic pain disorders such as mine? Many Blessings and Thanks

  205. Mary on April 13th, 2011 1:12 pm

    Wendy, so glad the meditations are helping and you are very welcome. I assume you’ve tried the Beyond Pain meditation which is specifically for pain. Our hope is to one day do a smartphone app for pain which would have several approaches. Best wishes.

  206. Jason on April 14th, 2011 6:14 am

    Hi Mary –

    I want to thank you so much for these meditations. My mother has ovarian cancer and has recently been admitted to a Hospice. She is nearing the end of her wonderful life, but she is facing this with courage and dignity.

    I have introduced her to your meditations and she now listens to them almost every day. She particularly enjoys ‘breathing from the heart’ and ‘effortless’. With tears she told me to make sure I let you know how much comfort your voice and meditations have brought her.
    We have noticed she has really been able to breath much easier when sleeping since listening to your meditations.

    Thank you for providing this comfort to my mother and me.

    Jason

  207. Mary on April 14th, 2011 9:27 am

    Jason, please give my love and best wishes to your mother. I worked in hospice for a number of years and also accompanied my mother in her dying journey. I am moved to read that the meditations are helping your mother so much. To both of you — you are very, very welcome!

  208. Maria on April 20th, 2011 2:04 am

    Hello, I am enjoying your meditations. Thank you for making them available to everyone.

    Recently when I meditate (feeling the body) I experience a surge of energy within me. It starts off quite quickly as a sort of vibrating feeling all over my body but becomes more intense until it becomes unbearable and I have to move. It has made me reluctant to meditate as it is very uncomfortable and I’ve never experienced this sort of thing. I also feel more anxiety/fear within me. I can’t help but feel I need to get to the other side of this experience to overcome all this anxiety which has built up in me but I’m scared to feel it again because it is so incredibly powerful I feel like I will explode.

    What should I do?

  209. Mary on April 20th, 2011 11:34 am

    Maria, there isn’t a simple answer to this. You can read the blog post, Sensing Energy in Meditation, to get some explanation of the phenomenon or energy moving. Since this energy moving is so intense, it’s possible you need to meditate less for awhile, either less time or less often, so it happens more slowly. Also, if when you feel the experience in meditation is too intense, you can open your eyes to bring your attention out and come out of the meditation. Take time to come out slowly. Also, you have the anxiety to deal with, and if that doesn’t become less by meditating less and so on, then you might want to get some extra support with your anxiety. We do have a program on the website (also an app) called At Ease which might help, but if it’s strong anxiety that makes you really uncomfortable or interferes with you daily activity, it might be best to seek some counseling for it. Best wishes, Mary

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  211. bobby on April 25th, 2011 1:59 pm

    hey Mary

    Been dealing with the loss of a 5 yr relationship and the sudden return from Canada to the UK after 17 years, other than dealing with the loss of the love of my life and best friend, i lost my job and home also in the same week and had to return to family here (it’s been 6 weeks now since my return), i feel lost, broken and futureless, i want to go back to Canada but do not have the strength to attempt it even though there are friends there that will help me get on my feet, downloaded a couple of episodes and will listen this evening, i really hope it can help me as i feel completely useless

  212. Mary on April 25th, 2011 5:55 pm

    Hope the meditations help, bobby. Sounds like you are grieving. You might want to try the Guided Meditation for Grief in the podcast. You’ve had a lot of loss. Also, you can read a bit about grief on our other website. Best wishes.

  213. Michael on June 9th, 2011 1:58 pm

    Hmmm… I could have sworn there was a meditation since #41… did I dream this? I could have sworn I listened to it once and LOVED it.

  214. Mary on June 10th, 2011 9:29 am

    Michael, there IS a #41! Are you still not seeing it?

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  217. Marie on July 6th, 2011 4:51 am

    Thank you very much for these wonderful free podcasts!

  218. Mary on July 6th, 2011 9:16 am

    Marie, you are welcome!

  219. Michael Creed on July 6th, 2011 10:47 am

    For years I have felt like I have a cry in my heart. I recently found out that this was comming from my heart chakra. What can I do to make feel better? Also I sent an earlier e-mail but I had the wrong address. Please disregard it and send your reply to this address. Thanking you in advance.

    Michael A. Creed

  220. Mary on July 6th, 2011 11:06 am

    Michael, it’s hard to say with so little information, but it sounds like unresolved grief. If it is grief, you won’t feel better until you can feel this feeling all the way. If you can feel it deeply (and probably you’ll need to cry), it may move through and resolve, but you may need to get some counseling or other support to help with this. Best wishes.

  221. Michael Creed on July 6th, 2011 5:28 pm

    Mary I thank you so much for your help and prompt reply. I have seen alot of grief in my 60 years on this planet. I will take your advice to heart. Bless you Mary. Best wishes to you too!!

  222. Deborah on July 21st, 2011 2:12 am

    I am looking for a podcast about banishing negativity? I recently had a very hard time with a difficult personality at work and can’t seem to shake the residual feeling. Your podcasts always help to bring me back to being centered and feeling pure and positive again- I would love it if there was one themed around this kind of life situation.

  223. sandra on July 21st, 2011 3:28 am

    I’M A PERSON WHO HAS HEADACHE SO OFTEN,WHICH MEDITATION,WOULD YOU RECOMEND TO ME TO RELIEVE THESE ANOYING HEADACHES?

  224. Mary on July 21st, 2011 8:49 am

    sandra, try the Beyond Pain meditation on our Listen to Our Podcast page.

  225. Mary on July 21st, 2011 9:00 am

    Thanks for the suggestion, Deborah. I’ll add it to the request list. Emotional Ease would be a good one for this situation. The residual feeling will gradually fade away if you don’t fight the feelings that the situation at work brought up.

  226. Deborah on July 21st, 2011 11:05 pm

    Thank you so much, Mary! Your the best! :-)

  227. Julimar on July 23rd, 2011 3:01 pm

    Thank you so much for your great work! I listen to your podcasts in my ipod. I absolutely love all of them. I was introduced to meditation a few months back as a pain management technique. I added your podcast to the meditation CD I was given by my therapist. It has made a huge difference. I would like to have a podcast about opening yourself to love and dating. Please keep this suggestion in mind for your future projects. Once again thank you so much for all the great mediations in your podcasts.

  228. Mary on July 25th, 2011 9:40 am

    You’re welcome, Deborah!

  229. Mary on July 25th, 2011 9:41 am

    You are very welcome, Julimar. I’m glad the podcast is so helpful to you. We’ll add this suggestion to our request list — thanks for making it.

  230. Kathy on July 29th, 2011 4:51 am

    Mary,

    I came across your website yesterday and I cannot stay away!! I love what I have listened to so far in the podcast. I plan on adding your guided meditation to my meditation practice. I have slacked a bit on meditating this past summer because of being so busy, but I am making it a priority, and your episodes have really motivated me to want to start up again ASAP. Thanks so much!! :)

    Kathy

  231. Mary on July 29th, 2011 8:19 am

    You are so welcome, Kathy. I’ve heard it said — “if you’re too busy to meditate, you’re too busy” ;-) It’s always hard starting a new habit, but it will be so worth it to meditate regularly! Best wishes.

  232. Delia on July 31st, 2011 3:54 pm

    Dear Mary,

    I first started your meditations when I was put on bedrest for threatened preterm labor at 28 weeks. I listened to you every day. My baby stayed in until 41 weeks and is now a happy healthy 6 month old. Thank you so much. Without you, I believe he would have come out way before he was supposed to.

  233. Mary on August 1st, 2011 9:26 am

    You are welcome, Delia, and thank YOU for sharing your experience with us. It’s wonderful to hear this feedback and your happy, healthy baby boy! Best wishes.

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  235. Eliya Sydney on August 16th, 2011 8:40 pm

    It’s wonderful that all your podcasts are free and accessible whenever I want. And they are quality meditations, as well.I believe that as long as I start my day with one of the meditations, I connect with the Universe right away, and have a better day. It’s hard to sit and meditate on our own, but you make it so much easier. Kudos to this site.

  236. Mary on August 17th, 2011 10:53 am

    Good to hear, Eliya!

  237. celeste on August 25th, 2011 5:54 am

    love your guided meditations! they help me with my adhd more then my meds.! , but do you have one for like concentration and or people with adhd! if you could make one that would be a great help! thanks!

  238. Mary on August 25th, 2011 8:52 am

    celeste, glad the meditations are helping. You might try “Stillness, Stability and Balance” and “Body Awareness” meditations (in the podcast). They might be good for this.

  239. Kathy Maurer on September 12th, 2011 8:55 am

    which of these meditations would be appropriate for the loss of a loved one;those who are grieving?

  240. Mary on September 12th, 2011 12:23 pm

    Kathy, it’s helpful for someone to sample a few meditations (the ones to which they are drawn) and see what works best. Something simple like the Breath Awareness or Breath in the Heart would be good for someone new to meditation (or anyone for that matter). Also, the Guided Meditation for Grief has been helpful for many people. Emotional Ease also could be helpful.

  241. Julie on October 10th, 2011 8:49 am

    Hello,
    I want to thank your for the wellness and the healing you bring in my life. Today I found pain in my heart. I meditated on this and found a feeling of treason stock DEEP in my heart. It is painfull and there since few years.

    Which podcast would you suggest to help this this black emotion vanish out of me ?

  242. Mary on October 10th, 2011 9:33 am

    Julie, Emotional Ease and Body Awareness may help. If this has been there for a long time, it will probably take some time to gradually resolve. For emotional pain to go away, we need to feel it all the way so it can be released from the body. If this is causing you suffering in your daily life, you might want to seek counseling to get more support with it. Best wishes.

  243. Alicia on October 10th, 2011 7:03 pm

    Dearest Mary,

    Around two weeks ago, I was at my wits end with anxiety, depression, and anger. Over any little thing, I would be fuming with rage. I would hold all of this in so I would not hurt anyone’s feelings. I was going around feeling as if I was going to explode. I was under a lot of pressure from work and my husband being unemployed. I was having great difficulty concentrating on simple tasks. I knew I had to do something, so while I was researching the internet for relaxation techniques, I found your website. I downloaded several of your podcasts. I’ve been doing your guided meditations once or twice a day. Thank you so much for making your gift of healing readily available. Since, I started meditating, I have been so much calmer. I am able to think much more clearly and to concentrate better. I am so lucky, I found your website.

  244. Mary on October 11th, 2011 2:04 pm

    You are so welcome, Alicia. We’re so glad you found us and are so open to meditation. Thank you for sharing your story with us. It’s inspiring!

  245. Alicia on October 11th, 2011 8:39 pm

    Mary,

    Could you recommend a meditation for weight loss? Thank you.

  246. Mary on October 12th, 2011 8:21 am

    Alicia, I’m not familiar with any meditations for weight loss, but there must be lots out there. It should help, though, to meditate regularly with any meditation that relaxes you and helps you release stress. That can help bring about balance on many levels. Good luck.

  247. Toowacka on October 20th, 2011 9:06 pm

    Just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful resource. Fantastic to find this available to anyone interested in an open, friendly format. Keep up the great work!

  248. Rita on October 21st, 2011 9:04 am

    Hi Mary,

    I get get very anxious at times and a little worrier and was wondering which meditation would be best for me, I have been listening to Richard Maddox`s music for meditation & Music and listen to it at work and find that very calming as well.

    Many thanks
    Rita

  249. Mary on October 21st, 2011 9:06 am

    You are welcome, Toowacka!

  250. Mary on October 21st, 2011 9:16 am

    Rita, any of the podcast meditations that you find relaxing should help, but we also have a special program — At Ease — Anxiety & Worry Relief made especially for anxiety and worry. It provides a deeper, longer-lasting solution. You can get it from our Shop on the website, or if you have a smartphone, it’s available as an iPhone or Android application (also iPad).

  251. Rita on October 24th, 2011 7:43 am

    Hello Mary
    I would like to ask which disc as Music for Meditation & Relaxation on as I might have to buy the disc as I am unable to down your calming meditation and was listening to some and you have such a calming voice.

    Rita

  252. Mary on October 24th, 2011 9:52 am

    Rita, the podcast music, Music for Meditation & Relaxation, is on our Pure Relaxation CD, which also includes three guided meditations.

  253. Tania on October 25th, 2011 6:14 am

    Hello Mary, Thank you so much for your meditation podcasts. I recommend them to all my English speaking patients here in Barcelona, Spain.

    I would like to add your site as a “recommended webpage” on my website if that is ok with you.

    Sunny regards
    Tania

  254. Mary on October 25th, 2011 9:32 am

    Tania, you are very welcome, and sunny regards back to you! You may certainly add our website to your recommended webpage list.

  255. Brian on October 25th, 2011 12:19 pm

    Thank you so much for your podcasts. I have been using them for just over a year, they have helped me so much,
    I have learned so much about meditation, thank you again.

  256. Mary on October 26th, 2011 8:28 am

    Brian, you are very welcome. Thank you for being so open to the meditations — we’re glad to hear they are helping.

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  261. Dave on December 9th, 2011 11:53 am

    Thank you oh so much! I can think more clearly and sleep better and better as I practice with the gift of these podcasts. Now in my 50’s I wish I had discovered these tools so much earlier in life.
    My deepest gratitude to you both!

  262. Mary on December 10th, 2011 1:01 pm

    Dave, you are so very welcome. Thank you for taking time to comment. It’s inspiring to hear from you.

  263. Jennifer on December 16th, 2011 5:25 am

    Since I have been listening to the audios now for about a week, the black box of memory is opening up. So far, there are no events embedded in a linear context that have arisen, but just vague impulses to scream and cry, “Make it stop! Make it stop!”. This crying and screaming is absolutely inconsolable. I’ve listened to the Inner Child Meditation and Opening to Healing and a few others. The dyad of Child and Mother is knot of pure pain and terror and I don’t know how to untie it.

    I know this sounds like an emergency. And it is. And I should be in Therapy, tho I have no access to quality therapy. I’m on public assistance and currently am allowed access to about 1 15 minute session a month. So, I rely on the internet for my support and free services such as yours for help and processing.

    I want to tell you that I would not have been able to access this specific an image without your help and that this gives me something to tell people who are willing and able to help me, but have limited time and resources. Otherwise my pain and agony is just to big and too vague for anyone to take on.

    Thank you. So much.
    <3

  264. Mary on December 16th, 2011 11:18 am

    Jennifer, first let me extend my sympathy for you pain. I’m so sorry to hear you don’t have therapy available to you as it does indeed sound like you need that support. I don’t know where you live, but I would encourage you to look into every possibility for some free professional help. You might even try calling some therapists to see if they have any suggestions for you — who knows maybe someone would offer it “pro bono” as attorneys sometimes do. And please discuss your situation with your physician.

    I do want to caution you to pace yourself with the meditations so that not too much is coming up at once. It might be good to stop them when things feel too intense.

  265. Jennifer on December 16th, 2011 11:48 pm

    Hi, Mary.

    Thank you. I don’t have much luck with Therapists, but I can try that. It has to be a good fit or it’s worse than nothing. My Doctors are all informed as much as necessary. It’s important to not merely pathologize this. There are potentials for spiritual awakening in this too. I don’t want anyone to shut that down for me as I believe that to be my only real hope of release short of death.

    I’m also absurdly careful with my meds. Too careful. I suffer more than is necessary by trying to tough it out.

    Anyway, thanks again.
    <3

  266. Mary on December 17th, 2011 11:22 am

    You’re very welcome, Jennifer. We wish you all the best on your journey with this.

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  268. Carol on January 3rd, 2012 7:40 am

    I started meditating and practicing yoga several years ago during a particularly stressful period in my personal and working life. Of all of the onsite and online sessions I’ve experienced, your meditations have helped me access balance and clarity more than any other. Thank you, Mary. Your efforts make a difference.

  269. Mary on January 6th, 2012 9:39 am

    Thank you, Carol, and you’re very welcome. It’s inspiring to hear that the meditations have helped you so much and we appreciate your sharing this experience with us.

  270. Deborah on January 6th, 2012 6:53 pm

    I just want to say, Thank You. I am a 57 y/o female who has decided to return to school and work towards my BAS. ( a long time dream ) I have had anxiety about following through on my decision to do this. Now that I have found your podcast, I am sure this is what I need to go through with my plans. I will have to establish a daily routine of meditation, but this is the key to my success. Thanks again, and to you and your husband, be blessed as much as you bless others.

  271. Mary on January 7th, 2012 4:42 pm

    You are welcome, Deborah. Yes, a daily routine is key. Good luck with your studies!

  272. Vincent on January 8th, 2012 1:51 pm

    Hi Mary,

    I have been using your pod casts for over a year now, and I want to thank you for these resources. They really have helped me learn to meditate and I’m grateful to you for them.

    I have a question. Recently, instead of being able to fall asleep easily like usual, I am slipping into a kind of meditation where I see myself waiting for sleep to come. I’m perfectly calm, just observing what happens, but of course the next day I’m really tired from lack of sleep. I was wondering what your comments on this might be? Have you had any experience with something similar?

    Thanks in advance.

    -Vincent

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  274. Mary on January 9th, 2012 10:04 am

    Vincent, glad you’re enjoy the podcast and you are very welcome. Are you listening to the meditations right before bed? Often people fall asleep with the guided meditations, but they can also make you more alert.

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  276. Jenny on January 12th, 2012 4:37 pm

    Hi Mary,

    I just want to say that I am so thankful that I found your meditation podcasts – I have been practicing w/ your guided mindfulness meditations for almost a year now and have felt a significant reduction in my anxiety. I listen to at least one or two of your podcasts each day and they have been such a positive addition to my life! I have listened to other guided meditations but none have such a soothing and lovely voice as yours – my dogs love you, too as they listen when I listen and I notice how peaceful it makes them so, thank you again for sharing this wonderful, free resource – my dogs thank you too! :)

    Peace,

    Jenny

  277. Mary on January 13th, 2012 11:07 am

    Jenny, both you are your dogs are so welcome :-)! It’s great to hear that our podcast has added so much to your life.

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  282. Mark Michael on February 11th, 2012 9:22 am

    Mary

    I was wondering if you are planning any new podcast around abundance and prosperity? Would love to hear what you come up with.

    Since I found your site last week I can say that this has been the most time I have had for consistent mediation time between the podcast and your phone apps.

    Thank you

    Mark

  283. Mary on February 11th, 2012 11:31 am

    You are welcome, Mark. Great that you are finding time for meditation. We will add this request to our list!

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  287. Jennifer on February 13th, 2012 8:41 pm

    Mary… I love your meditations, having recently discovered them following a surgery that re-ignited a past battle with severe anxiety and panic. As I am now working with my doctor on correct medication treatment, the side effects are making things very challenging. Your meditations are very helpful as I go through this. Are there any that you recommend though for depression? (which I hope is just a temporary medication side effect) Also, since I am home for a few weeks recuperating, how often do you recommend that I listen — is there such as thing as “too much?” Thank you again and for your great work!

  288. Mary on February 14th, 2012 6:55 pm

    Jennifer, you are very welcome. The Emotional Ease meditation might help with depression. Try out various meditations and see how they affect you. How often is a very individual matter. Yes, there can be too much, but usually two times a day isn’t too much. You might want to try our At Ease Anxiety & Worry Relief program. It’s available on this website and also as a smartphone app. Be sure to ask your doctor if the depression could be a medication side effect and get help to make sure it doesn’t become too severe. We hope you’ll get all the help you can as you go through the rough time and wish you the best.

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  291. Trish on February 28th, 2012 8:56 pm

    Hi Mary: i learned to meditate years ago – loved it and loved being centered. During one of my meditations I had an out of body experience and it frightened me. Since then I have resisted returning to it. I want to meditate ..I want the good stuff that comes as a result of practicing. Have you ever heard of out of body experiences during meditation? I don’t have any psychiatric problem, nor do i use drugs.
    Thank you,
    Trsih

  292. Mary on February 29th, 2012 10:31 am

    Trish, please describe what you mean by “out of body experience”. What exactly did you experience? Also, what kind of meditation were you doing? I might be able to answer with this information.

  293. Trish on February 29th, 2012 4:52 pm

    Hi again, Mary: You asked me to describe my “out of body” experience. While meditating for a few minutes i began to float to the ceiling – I was able to look down on myself as I sat on the floor. I continued floating up through the ceiling and through the attic. i floated out of the top of the house and then higher. I could see down on the neighborhood. I remember beginning to feel frightened that i would not return – and then returned to my body in my room.
    This experience “spooked” me and I have been resistant since then.
    Type of meditation…I trained with a Hindu Swami – he wrote out a practice for me.
    I wonder if this is an usual occurrence during meditation.
    Thanks
    Trish

  294. Mary on February 29th, 2012 5:35 pm

    Trish, this isn’t a usual occurrence with most meditation practices. You might try some other forms of meditation, especially something popular in the West like mindfulness, TM, or try using our guided meditations in our free podcast. See how that goes.

  295. Beverly on March 1st, 2012 2:07 pm

    Just a big “THANK YOU” for sharing your voice and making these available. Meditations are essential to my life and I welcome having some new ones.

  296. Jennifer on March 4th, 2012 8:30 pm

    Thank you for these helpful meditations. They are wonderful.

  297. Mary on March 5th, 2012 9:56 am

    Jennifer, you are so very welcome!

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  302. Iva on March 31st, 2012 2:30 am

    I just wanted to say thank for making your wonderful work available, for sharing it with the World. Your meditations are truly changing my perspective and helping me make my life a joyful experience. Thank you with all my heart. Sending love from Croatia

  303. Mary on March 31st, 2012 9:54 am

    Love back to you from the US, Iva. You are very welcome, and thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the meditations. We are so glad they have helped make your life more joyful!

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  306. Mei on April 22nd, 2012 12:41 am

    Hi Mary
    I am so happy to have found your calming voice and Meditation Oasis podcast thru a mental health nurse whom I was seeing after a 3 years distressing time in our struggling business in which we have stopped operating 6 months ago. I am suffering from chronic anxiety, depression, disoriented and memory lost. With all these I have sleeping problem and I was only getting 2-3 hrs sleep. Since I started meditating I now sleep 5-7 hrs and wake up with a clearer mind. I want to thank you for your effort and time to have come out with this beneficial therapy to help many people like me who desparately needed natural remedy instead of sleeping pills. Thank you very very much

  307. Mary on April 22nd, 2012 9:25 am

    Mei, you are so very welcome. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It’s so inspiring for us to hear this and we’re so glad you are sleeping better now. We wish you all the best.

  308. Mike Carpenter on April 23rd, 2012 10:08 am

    I have been listening to your Meditation Podcasts for years. They are really great and have been of immense help to me as i develop my meditation and life skills. This thank you is long overdue.

    I agree with other listeners you voice is very calming and reassuring

    Thank you with all my love

  309. Mary on April 23rd, 2012 10:54 am

    Mike, thank you for your loving words. I’m so glad the podcast has been helping you, and that you took the time to let us know. You are very welcome!

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  311. katie on May 7th, 2012 10:56 pm

    Amazing. Thank u. I don’t know how I would have made it through this week of pain and anxiety. Ur meditations r becoming a regular part of my healing/sanity toolkit. What a blessing. U are gifted and giving. What a wonderful combination!

  312. Mary on May 8th, 2012 9:13 pm

    Katie, you are so welcome. Thank you for your kind words!

  313. Rajesh Bhuiyan on May 13th, 2012 7:36 am

    I am looking for a meditation through which i can reach my inner-self (Intuition) for any decision making… which can help me to take right decision for future and career

  314. Mary on May 13th, 2012 9:38 am

    Rajesh, you can try listening to the Accessing Intuition Guided Meditation on this page.

  315. Rajesh Bhuiyan on May 14th, 2012 7:20 am

    Sir/ Madam,

    I have listen that one…. but voice on that is very faint…. is there any other one without background music or with Loud Voice ?

  316. Mary on May 14th, 2012 9:12 am

    Rajesh, we’re sorry but that’s all we have to offer on the theme of intuition and decision making. Regular meditation, however, should help your mind to become more settled and clear and help you with this.

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  318. Tracee on May 17th, 2012 8:40 pm

    Thank you for what you do. Just thank you. :)

  319. Mary on May 18th, 2012 3:36 pm

    Tracee, you are so welcome! :)

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  321. Steve on June 13th, 2012 9:46 pm

    Hi, I was recently robbed on the way home from work – on a busy train of all places! As you can imagine this was a very stressful time and I found relaxing and sleeping almost impossible. I have all of your apps on my smartphone and they were absolutely invaluable in helping me get through those tough nights. Thank you so much for everything you do. Cheers, Steve

  322. Mary on June 17th, 2012 12:17 pm

    Steve, you are so welcome. It’s wonderful to think the apps helped you at such a hard time. All the best to you…

  323. Jaclyn on July 8th, 2012 12:26 am

    Wow! I am amazed. I appreciate the guidance. I love that I am able to clear my mind and relax after a stressful day at work. I am a student as well and I truly look forward to coming home and listening to you and getting a grip on reality.

    Mwah!
    Jaclyn

  324. Mary on July 8th, 2012 9:15 am

    Jaclyn, so glad the meditations are helping you “get a grip” ;-) Thanks for letting us know!

  325. Sarah on July 8th, 2012 10:38 pm

    Hi Mary!
    I just want to thank you so much for doing what you do. Your meditations have helped me many a night when my anxiety was out of control and I felt like I couldn’t sleep or get a grip on myself. I don’t know what I would do if I hadn’t found these, and I just hope you know that you’re a fantastic person to be doing this and helping so many people! So many thanks and so many hugs!
    -Sarah

  326. Mary on July 9th, 2012 8:51 am

    You are so welcome, Sarah. It’s so fulfilling to us to know we’ve been of help. Thanks for taking the time to tell us!

  327. Mike on July 17th, 2012 4:57 pm

    Thank you for sharing these files. A $20 mp3 player and a visit to your site has been one of the best investments ever. I’m a recovering addict with 20 years clean, and I’ve shared your site with people I sponsor as well as my therapist. What a wonderful service you do!

  328. Mary on July 18th, 2012 8:44 am

    It’s great to hear this, Mike. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. You are welcome!

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  330. Molly on August 11th, 2012 9:10 am

    These meditations are excellent. I struggle with anxiety so I am always on the lookout for more guided meditations to help me cope. Your voice is very soothing and I love the letting go components to your meditations. It is fantastic that there are so many as I find that listening to the same ones over and over it becomes all too easy for my mind to wander. You are truly doing excellent and important work here, and it is so wonderful that you are providing these for free. Thank you so much for your hard work and altruism.

  331. Mary on August 13th, 2012 9:12 am

    Thank you for your kind words, Molly. You are welcome! We’re so glad the meditations are helping.

  332. Jan Loewen on August 14th, 2012 7:38 am

    Really enjoying the app!!!

  333. Carolina on August 14th, 2012 12:35 pm

    Thankyou so much for this podcast meditation!!!! I have been using your meditation for the past year and can’t live without it!!!!! I tell my friends about how soothing and relaxing your voice and music combination is!!!! They too have downloaded and use daily now themselves……Thankyou again for all you do Mary!!!!!!

  334. Mary on August 14th, 2012 12:56 pm

    That’s great, Jan! Thanks for letting us know.

  335. Mary on August 14th, 2012 12:57 pm

    Caroline, you are so welcome. We appreciate your taking the time to comment. Hearing this inspires us!

  336. Molly on August 21st, 2012 7:04 pm

    I was wondering…would you consider doing a meditation to help with nervous stomach/nausea issues? I know this is a common problem with anxiety (myself included), and I’ve had trouble finding many meditations to work on this.

    General relaxation meditations can help somewhat, but I often notice that even if my mind and breathing/heart feels more relaxed – my stomach is still in knots. I was thinking some kind of guided imagery around relaxing the abdomen or a autogenics kind of approach maybe? Any thoughts on this?

    Thanks for reading and considering!

  337. Mary on August 22nd, 2012 11:18 am

    Molly, this is a good idea. I will add it to our request list. We do have a program, At Ease — Anxiety and Worry Relief, which includes a special belly breathing meditation for anxiety. You might find that helpful. It’s available on our website and also as a smartphone app. You can also try the Relief from Stress and Pressure meditation in the podcast. It has you allow your awareness to be with the stress and tension you feel, and in your case you could focus (easily) on your stomach.

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  339. Pieter on September 27th, 2012 2:50 am

    Hello Mary,

    I have a Burn out. In the begining I can’t sleep.
    Now before I go to sleep listen to number 6 of the Podcast and I can sleep.
    Thank you for this.
    Here in the Netherlands a lot of people sleep bad, had every day stress in then body thats so bad voor you boddy.

    Give you lessons in the Netherlands?

    Before my burn out I had never to do meditations. But now is it a part of my live.

    Thankyou Mary.

    Greetings from Pieter

  340. Mary on September 27th, 2012 10:49 am

    Pieter, it’s wonderful to hear that you are sleeping better with our podcast, and also that meditation has become a part of your life. Number 6 is the all music episode. We do have three albums of Richard’s music, which you can find in our online shop. We also have an iPhone and Android app, Attunement, with Richard’s music.

    We don’t teach meditation in person at the present time. We do have an Online Meditation Course on this website, and also an iPhone/iPad app which contains the course. Best wishes, and you are welcome!

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  342. Janet on October 16th, 2012 1:41 pm

    I’ve found your podcasts invaluable for my anxiety. I recently listened to the Deep Rest episode about five times in a row on a flight to New York. It was instrumental in allowing me to get the much needed rest I needed and to help me put away many of my flying fears. Brilliant stuff.

  343. Mary on October 19th, 2012 2:19 pm

    Janet – so glad you commented. People have been asking for a meditation for travel (and fear of flying) and it sounds like I can recommend Deep Rest!

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  345. Kiki - Sydney Aus on October 24th, 2012 10:33 pm

    I’m so glad I stumbled on your website. Your voice and guided meditation has helped me heal from the clasp of depression and anxiety. I listen to your podcast on the train to work or on one of those black dog days. Thank you!

  346. Shweta on October 25th, 2012 1:29 am

    Hi,I’m in my second trimister…may b 22 weeks pregnant…I’m deeply intrested in meditation..is it too late for me to start it right now?

  347. Mary on October 25th, 2012 9:25 am

    Kiki, We are glad you stumbled on our podcast also. We’re so pleased to share that it is helping! Thank you for taking the time to comment.

  348. Mary on October 25th, 2012 9:30 am

    Schweta, It’s not too late. This is a great time to start! We have over 40 guided meditations on our Listen to our Podcast page. There’s even a meditation for connecting with your baby during pregnancy. Try the meditations that capture your attention and use the ones that work best for you.

  349. Shweta on October 25th, 2012 11:26 pm

    Thanks …n I must say…ur voice works like magic….I’ve been through a few of ur podcasts….it’s like peace of mind for me…

  350. Mary on October 26th, 2012 9:18 am

    That’s great to hear, Swetha. Keep it up!

  351. Arles on November 3rd, 2012 8:29 am

    Is there any possibility of a meditation for guilt? I have obsessive thoughts about things I have done in the past, I’m sure I’m not alone!

  352. Mary on November 4th, 2012 11:45 am

    Aries, that’s a great idea. I will add that to our request list!

  353. ilmatar on November 12th, 2012 7:49 pm

    I have used several of these guided meditations, and I really enjoy them. I do have a question though. Sometimes I will be deep in the meditation and the voice will startle me. Does this mean that I am very deep within meditation and need to do a more advanced one? Or is something wrong? Is this a bad experience?
    Thank you for helping me to find the peace that is always within me, you’ve really taught me how to bring the inner peace from meditation out into the world in my everyday life. (:

  354. Mary on November 13th, 2012 10:39 am

    llmatar, it may be that you are deep in meditation when startled by the voice coming back in, but you may also be dozing lightly or in that state between wakefulness and sleep. That latter is probably more likely and if that’s the case the voice is waking you up. See if you can notice whether you are dozing at that point. There’s nothing wrong in either case. It’s not a bad experience. It does indicate a state of deep relaxation and that’s good. If you find that you fall into that state very easily and early on in the meditation session, you could try meditating with the music alone. You might not need the voice guiding you in. We also have an album, Silence of Being, with several meditation options. One of them only has the voice at the beginning and then at the end, so that you are in silence for the middle of the meditation.

    It’s great that you have found inner peace through the meditations, and you are very welcome.

  355. ilmatar on November 13th, 2012 2:10 pm

    thank you, for your suggestions. it does happen pretty early in the meditation and it isn’t quite like I’m falling asleep. I don’t ever lose my awareness – I don’t meditate when I am very sleepy so as to avoid falling asleep during meditation. I will try doing some meditations with music only, I downloaded your Attunement app and am eager to give it a go.

  356. Liz O'Shea on November 13th, 2012 2:23 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  357. Mary on November 14th, 2012 1:07 pm

    llmatar, keep us posted!

  358. Mary on November 14th, 2012 1:07 pm

    You’re welcome, you’re welcome, you’re welcome, Liz!

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  360. Ron ressler on November 16th, 2012 2:55 pm

    i love so many of your meditations they have considerably improved my life. i am disabled…it sure helps, especially the pain and deep sleep meditation. Mary thank you so much, Ron

  361. Mary on November 16th, 2012 3:44 pm

    Thank you for stopping by to comment, Ron, and you are so very welcome. It’s heart-warming to hear that the meditations are helping you. Richard and I both wish you well.

  362. ilmatar on November 26th, 2012 4:26 pm

    I just used your “Emotional Ease” meditation and I believe that I have finally identified the emotion that has been “bugging” me lately. It’s doubt. (I also believe that this emotion has something to do with my mind “dozing” as we discussed before. I think my mind tries to “doze” because of the pain it is in. Part of me doesn’t want to face this pain.) I am unsure of how to feel the doubt fully though, It was painful for me, because I doubt everything about myself. I believe that there must have been some resistance to me feeling the doubt fully because of the pain it causes me. How can I learn to let things truly be as they are and just “be?” It is so difficult for me. I never knew that I had this much resistance to “simply being.” I guess part of me always wants to change something, and that part of me just doesn’t want to “pipe down.”

  363. Mary on November 27th, 2012 11:07 am

    Nikki, you are certainly not alone in this! We do tend to avoid feeling pain, and yet to be truly present in life, as well as to “heal”, we need to be able to feel it. When some significant pain like this is coming up, it can be an opportunity to meet it and resolve it. A good counsellor can make the journey easier. Best wishes.

  364. Chris on December 14th, 2012 10:28 pm

    Dear Mary,
    Thank you for your website, your podcasts and your words of encouragement. You are a blessing. I have been listening to your podcasts for quite a few years now and I have received so much benefit from them. That said, today the news in our country has been terrible and I find myself feeling fearful. Would it be possible for you to add a meditation on letting go of fear to your request list?

  365. Mary on December 16th, 2012 10:11 am

    Chris, you are welcome, and I am so glad the podcast has been helpful to you. I will add that to the list. We are all affected by this terrible news — fear, sadness, anger can all come up. The only way through these feelings is feeling them. We can’t actually let the feelings go, but perhaps you are asking about letting go of the mental involvement with the fear, the situation where we get caught up in worry and thinking about the things that make us afraid. We do have a special program for that — At Ease – Anxiety & Worry Relief. It is available on the website, but also as a smartphone app if you have an iPhone (or iPad) or Android phone.

  366. Chris on December 16th, 2012 5:20 pm

    Thank you. I will try that one. Peace,

  367. Jonathan on December 17th, 2012 6:53 pm

    Hello. I am approaching 50 and facing difficulties with the end of 6-year relationship with someone I truly cared for and opened my heart to, but for whom I now only seem to be a source of anger and frustration. I have held on to some hope, but now am told to never make any contact. There has been much expressed anger from her (which I take on board and turn onto myself) and much unexpressed anger from me for being left/rejected/abandoned. It is over and I am left feeling shame, disappointment and fear, still struggling to truly accept and let go, to regain and preserve a sense of self-worth and to trusting that I can move forward to a more contented future and escape the cycle of failed relationships. My mind is busy, scattered and highly self-critical. What mediation(s) would you recommend to help me move/grow through this time of heart-ache, anxiety, self-doubt and self-absorption? I would greatly appreciate your help.

  368. Mary on December 18th, 2012 10:32 am

    Jonathan, a big piece of the work of moving through the loss of a relationship is grief, so you can try the Guided Meditation for Grief. Emotional Ease, Breath in the Heart, Letting Go may also be useful. I would suggest looking through the titles of the podcast meditations and trying those that appeal to you. By experimenting you can find which work best for you as you cope with all of these feelings and issues. Best wishes.

  369. Jim Knuth on December 28th, 2012 9:11 am

    Mary,
    Could you please provide a topic about practicing meditation in conjunction with the use of drugs or alcohol? I’ve heard of meditation practices which purposely involve the use of substances to enhance the experiences and I’ve heard that the use of certain chemicals produce the meditation experience. I’m 65 years old now and I’ve never been involved in any illegal drugs, but now I am being prescribed prescription drugs that influence my ability to think like I used to (for better or worse). Your thoughts on the subject are appreciated.
    Jim

  370. Mary on December 30th, 2012 9:47 am

    Jim, my approach does not involve use of drugs or alcohol to enhance meditation, so I really can’t comment about that. All substances affect how the mind functions, including foods, and of course the prescription drugs will have some affect. If something dulls the mind, it might affect the ability to meditate but still there can be some benefit from meditation. What are you looking for when you say “the meditation experience”?

  371. Natasha on January 1st, 2013 12:42 am

    When meditating I always get the feeling that there is a persons near me and this feeling overwhelms me it feels like someone is watching me and this breaks my meditation because the feeling of fear is so strong that I just cant continue and I need to be close to someone physical so that I don’t feel so freaked out and that the person is actually protecting me.
    I sometimes laugh at myself because I have always had a fear of ghost I would probably get a heartache and die if I ever encounter one.

  372. Mary on January 2nd, 2013 11:05 am

    Natasha, you might want to consider seeing a good counsellor or therapist to look into this fear. It there is fear or some other emotion under the surface, it will often come up during meditation. Since this comes up every time, it seems worth paying attention to. This would give you the opportunity to see what it is about and get past it.

  373. April on January 3rd, 2013 10:49 am

    I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for your podcasts. They are so helpful, and it is so comforting to have them on hand during challenging times (or even times of ease!). I have to admit that I am most drawn to your Sleep Meditation for Children (which I use often for myself, for both sleep and relaxation), as it expands and explains techniques I’ve used in the past when working with troubled children. I’m now pregnant with my first child, and your collection is helping me sooth my occasional pregnancy concern or emotional struggle. Thank you, and take care!

  374. Mary on January 4th, 2013 9:59 am

    April, you are so welcome. It’s great to hear that the meditations have been helpful in so many situations. Now that you are pregnant, you may also want to try the Pregnancy Meditation. I’d be interesting in hearing which techniques you used with troubled children that are “expanded and explained” on the Sleep Meditation for Children. All the best to you with your pregnancy and the year ahead!

  375. simone on January 10th, 2013 4:02 pm

    Hi Mary. I have been doing a lot of visualisation/meditation/aura/chakra/energy work in the past and have also been doing the Art of Living kriyas since May 2012. I work with a energy healer and our main focus is the heart chakra. I’ve come across this site a week ago and have noticed a few things. The first few days after practising your meditations I’ve been feeling horrible. I experienced a lot of negative emotions. Could this maybe be old issues surfacing preparing themselves to be released now? Maybe energy shifts? The last couple of days, especially while doing the Letting Go meditation I’ve noticed a lump in my throat. Similar to what you feel when you suppress anger/sadness even though I didn’t experience the emotions. My mind tells me that it is my throat chakra working but what do you think its trying to tell me? I’ve also noticed some tingles in my heart chakra. I feel better the more I do your meditations but today especially I was taken aback by my actions. It was this immense desire to HELP others. I normally enjoy doing it but today it was really intense. As if I was obsessed with making others feel better and really going out of my way to do so. I’m interested to hear what your thoughts are. And of course very curious. Your blog is amazing and I can honestly say that your meditations has the best and quickest effect on me compared to other internet sites. Keep them coming!

    Thank you!

    Xx

  376. Mary on January 11th, 2013 10:43 am

    Simone, yes, you may very well be experiencing old issues coming to the surface, and it seems that as you’ve continued you are feeling better as things clear. You are doing a LOT at once (energy work, Art of Living and so on) and so it seems things are moving very quickly for you. If it starts to feel like too much, you may want to slow your pace by doing less for awhile. As for how to interpret some of your experiences and the intensity of your desire to help others, it would be best to look within and see what these things mean to you as well as to work with your energy healer about it. Also, when a lot is being stirred up, especially if it’s difficult or interfering with your functioning during the day, finding a good counselor or therapist may be the best course of action. Wishing you the best on your healing journey!

  377. Ditte on January 16th, 2013 1:24 am

    Thank you Mary!
    I have had a really difficult time “connecting with my baby” during my pregnancy – that is, until I listened to your meditation on the subject. Everything that has to do with our coming baby is now much easier to grasp and to imagine, I feel much more at ease, I look forward to being a mother and to seeing our little baby boy when he arrives in March.
    Once again, thank you!

  378. Mary on January 16th, 2013 10:43 am

    Ditte, how wonderful! You are so very welcome! I’m so glad you’ve now been able to connect with your baby now. Best wishes for a smooth pregnancy and delivery. Keep on meditating!

  379. James on January 27th, 2013 8:35 pm

    Hi Mary,

    First off thank you for the podcasts they are truly an asset and are amazingly effective.

    I listened to simply being a few hours ago. I was originally in a state of anxiety but after listening that had gone and remained gone for about an hour. I’m guessing as I continue this over time it will get more and more natural until it simply just is and I simply am being.

    I did have a couple of questions as to what to listen to next. I had a relationship end just over a year ago that I don’t think I have quite processed the grief from. I know my heart has been quite closed up from then when it used to be very open. I was thinking either open heart guided meditation or guided meditation for grief?

    Also I’ve been very shy and lacked a great deal of self esteem for as far back as I can remember. Its held me back a lot in life including really being able to live independently and create my own life. I was thinking inner child meditation for this?

    Thanks again for this truly amazing podcast’s and for enhancing and enriching everyone’s lives with them

  380. Mary on January 28th, 2013 11:04 am

    You are welcome, James. Thank you for your openness to our meditations. Yes, as you continue to listen, the effects should build and you should notice changes in your way of being over time. It can take a long time to grieve the loss of a relationship, but definitely that needs to happen for our hearts to be open. Wishing you all the best. You made great choices of meditations. Try them out and see what happens. And let me know!

  381. dimo on January 30th, 2013 8:12 pm

    Mary, my wife and I love your voice and it is truly meditative! thank you for providing these really cool meditations on your site! Once we get better, we will look into more of your great services! best to you and your husband.
    Cheers,
    dimo

  382. Mary on January 31st, 2013 11:47 am

    Dimo, The best to you from Richard and I. You’re very welcome. If you mean getting better at meditation, I am quite sure you are great at it already. It is such a natural process and it sounds like you’re having that meditative experience. :)

  383. Luisa on February 14th, 2013 2:23 am

    Thank you so very much for creating these podcasts! I discovered this site several months ago after clicking a link from a friend’s page and later speaking with her about it. I’ve only used a select few as of yet for centering and grounding mostly, which I’d like to make a daily routine of. The one that I do go back to most often is the “deep rest” which has has been transformative. I find myself even reciting the ideas, silently to myself, when needed and not able to play it. Just hope that you do know that your work is important and does reach out and have a positive effect. Thank you!

  384. Mary on February 14th, 2013 1:23 pm

    You’re so welcome, Luisa. Thank you for being so open to our meditations. Making a daily routine of meditation can make such a huge difference. Thank you for taking the time to comment and for your kind words.

  385. Marina on March 2nd, 2013 11:53 pm

    Dear Mary, I want to express my deep gratitude to you and your husband for sharing these wonderful guided meditations! I first found them as applications for my smartphone, and immensely enjoyed doing ‘Take a break’ to have a short rest from work, ‘Relax and rest’ before sleeping and ‘Walking meditation’ when I’m out. I soon discovered how helpful and healing they are! Now, finding even more podcasts on your website I anticipate new mindfulness discoveries. I am from Russia, Moscow and I want you to know that here despite the distance your meditations also make a difference!

  386. Mary on March 3rd, 2013 10:29 am

    Marina, Greetings to you in Moscow! I’m so glad that the meditations have been so helpful to you. Let me know how it goes as you continue to explore the podcast! You are very welcome.

  387. Rita on March 21st, 2013 7:36 am

    Hello Mary
    I love the music for meditation and relaxation, it’s helped a lot, I was wondering if that is on a app for the apple I pad, and love your website.

    Many thanks
    Rita

  388. Meg Oceanna on March 22nd, 2013 10:27 am

    Would love to see a meditation that deals directly with depression. Have tried the healing ones, the anger ones, and others but none seem to really address depression. I am feeling so listless, lost, and hopeless. And tired. The grounding one is nice, but I am looking for something specific. Thanks.
    Meg

    PS Hubby and I go to sleep each night guided by your Deep Rest one. He is out within 30 seconds. I sometimes make it through and often don’t. It is wonderful.

  389. Mary on March 23rd, 2013 10:43 am

    Meg, I have definitely considered doing a meditation on depression. The right meditation hasn’t come to me yet. Also I am very cautious about addressing certain subjects. Depression can be serious, if it’s long-lasting and more than the common, everyday “blues”. I always encourage people to get counseling and check with their doctor about depression. Certainly there can be a meditation that could be used along with other forms of help. I am continuing to think about this! Thank you for the request. All the best to you!

  390. Katie on April 4th, 2013 8:46 am

    I would really appreciate if you could put the length of time each meditation last for each podcast. Thanks

  391. Mary on April 5th, 2013 1:09 pm

    Katie, it’s on our “to do” list!

  392. JJ on April 25th, 2013 8:49 pm

    Mary, thank you for your podcasts and your Apps! I use them daily and feel they have truly helped me with a chronic illness. I’ve used the the sleep meditation for my children and it has been extremely helpful for them as well.

    I wondered if you thought about doing more mediations for children specifically that help with stress and anxiety. I think would be helpful to many children.

  393. Denise on April 26th, 2013 3:14 am

    What extrodinary kindness … you touch my heart … thank you. I have started a group with women who have been abused. No budget for material and then I found your site. I know deep inside; these guided meditations will be a blessing for many. Once again. Thank you.
    Denise

  394. Mary on April 26th, 2013 8:42 am

    Hello JJ. You are so welcome. I’m glad the podcast meditations and apps have been so helpful for you. Although it will be some time until we can do it, our intention is to make an app for children with a variety of meditations. How old are your children?

  395. Mary on April 26th, 2013 8:44 am

    Denise, you are welcome and thank you for your kind words. It’s fulfilling to know you can use our meditations with these women. Please stay in touch and let us know how it goes. Best wishes.

  396. soukaina on May 13th, 2013 3:49 pm

    Hello, thank you for this great website and i must say that i only did listen to one podcast ( the gratitude meditation) but that was more than enough to make me reach the climax of gratitude than i have for the last two weeks but never felt that good. tonight i had tears dropping out while i was listening to your guidance and being grateful for things that happened in my life. out of nowhere i found myself crying out of joy and smiling at the same time. my heart was thrilled i can’t even explain how it feels. i have been meditating every day for at least two weeks now and it did help me alot i feel relaxed but tonight was special because it got to my heart. thank you and i am grateful to find this website i will now go through all the podcasts one by one and with no exception. god bless you

  397. Mary on May 14th, 2013 9:32 am

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful experience with the Gratitude Meditation, Soukaina. You are very welcome!

  398. jerry l. davis on May 16th, 2013 1:49 pm

    right now I do not have much finances to purchase the mp3s. SO for now I would like to listen to the free procasts on my kindle. Thank you so much.

  399. Mary on May 17th, 2013 9:21 am

    You are welcome, Jerry. Glad to hear you are listening. Hope the meditations will bring you much benefit!

  400. Alexander (Sandy) Jankowski on May 18th, 2013 12:24 am

    Ihave a challenge for you, one I am not sure is do-able. Many people are afflicted with recurring nightmares. Some are associated with PTSD; others are not. I know that your meditations have helped somewhat in a few cases. Can you devise a meditation that might address nightmares?

    Thank you for your consideration of this.

  401. Mary on May 18th, 2013 11:46 am

    Sandy, the closest thing I have to that is the “Wee Hours Rescue” on our iSleep Easy app. It’s for when you awake during the night and feel distressed, stressed, anxious — that time of night when everything is blown out of proportion. It’s a good idea to have one specifically for when you wake up from a nightmare. I’ll add that to the list!

  402. Aden Taylor on May 20th, 2013 1:37 am

    Your guided meditations have been extremely helpful to me Mary, and for that I thank you. I have been meditating on and off now for a few years now, but I’ve never felt as relaxed during meditation than when listening to you. Your voice is so soothing and calming. I was wondering if you have any guided meditations for anxiety? I suffer from anxiety, mainly at night, and struggle with panic attacks too. Other meditations do help towards this a lot, but I was just wondering if there were any meditations focused solely on anxiety.

    Thanks for your help,

    Aden

  403. Godfrey on May 24th, 2013 7:03 pm

    Hi Mary,

    I continue to love your meditations. I’ve found them a great source of help for some time now.

    Two things I wanted to ask. Firstly, how do you on a personal level visualise? I often find it a challenge to generate imagery and association when I try to focus on parts of the body – e.g. for the chakra meditation, I find it easier to find focus for my head than with my feet. So I’m looking at improving my ‘success rate’.

    Secondly, and just an observation, I remember you used to have the time duration of the meditations listed by the side of each one. Was there any reason why they were removed? Just curious.

    Thanks again,

    Godfrey

  404. Mary on May 25th, 2013 9:00 am

    Hi Godfrey, I have found that the most important thing for visualization is to not strain on it. If an image doesn’t come easily, just let it go. You can have just a vague sense of something or notice it as an energy that you feel. You do not need to generate an image for the chakra meditation. The main idea is to allow your attention to be easily with the different chakras. It’s natural that it will be easier to have your attention on some than others. We all tend to feel more connected to some chakras than others. By doing the meditation on a regular basis, you will gradually start to feel more connected to the other chakras. This is what helps to bring balance.

    Meditation times are listed both on iTunes and if you use the Meditation Oasis app that accesses the podcast. We have not put them on the meditations here on the website, although it is our intention to do that in the future. I’m glad you’re enjoying the meditations. You are very welcome!

  405. Dani on June 15th, 2013 10:56 am

    I absolutely love your voice, Mary. You must be a wonderful person. I’m so grateful there are people like you in this world. Thank you so much for the podcasts you’re sharing. I got hooked on them recently and I feel that they saved my sanity helping me go through a very difficult and emotional period of my life. Thank you once again to you and Richard! I’m sending all my love to both of you, Dani

  406. Mary on June 15th, 2013 11:16 am

    Richard and I send love back to you, Dani! THank you for your sweet words, and you are very welcome!

  407. Dani on June 17th, 2013 12:00 am

    If I might just give a suggestion about a new meditation, forgiveness might be a good topic – forgiving both others and oneself.

  408. Mary on June 17th, 2013 9:55 am

    Dani, thank you for the suggestion. It’s on our request list!

  409. May on June 30th, 2013 8:11 pm

    Hi Mary, I was wondering which of your meditation tapes would be most helpful for someone suffering from general anxiety disorder?

    Thank you for having such a wonderful website,
    May

  410. April on July 1st, 2013 5:54 am

    I would love to have a guided meditation for fear as I struggle with anxiety on a daily basis. I am sure you would create something wonderful on this topic as your other meditations are so well done.

  411. Mary on July 1st, 2013 9:30 am

    Hi May, many of the podcast meditations could be helpful with anxiety, but I would recommend our At Ease — Anxiety & Worry Relief program. It was specifically designed for anxiety and has a journaling process in addition to special breathing meditations. It is available on this website or as an app (which is more economical).

  412. Mary on July 1st, 2013 9:38 am

    April, I’ve had many requests for this over the years. I wanted to do something that could go deeper than what can be done in one meditation, so I created the At Ease — Anxiety & Worry Relief program. It’s available on this website or as a smartphone app (more economical). That’s my best recommendation for anxiety. All the best to you.

  413. Rose on July 12th, 2013 9:48 pm

    Any chance of a meditation that focuses on safety and security? A reminder that we are safe just in this moment in our own skin would be great for when the PTSD starts acting up.

  414. Mary on July 14th, 2013 10:29 am

    Rose, thank you for your request. We will add this to our request list. We do have a program — “At Ease – Anxiety & Worry Relief” that has special breathing meditations for anxiety as well as a journaling component with suggested exercises. Part of this program is to help develop the ability to reassure oneself. You might find it useful. It’s available on this website or as a smartphone app.

  415. Ellen on July 17th, 2013 5:15 am

    Thank you so much for your guided meditations, Mary. I was desperate today … very high blood pressure that wouldn’t go down, even with medication which made me feel sick. I stumbled upon your site and tried a meditation. Afterwards I measured my blood pressure and it had gone down 7 points! More importantly, I felt more relaxed about my situation and less anxious.

  416. Mary on July 17th, 2013 11:44 am

    That’s great, Ellen. I’m so glad the meditation helped. Keep on meditating regularly as there should be a cumulative benefit! All the best…

  417. Drew on July 18th, 2013 12:20 pm

    Thank you Mary, this does seem to help me. My family and doctors have tried to get me to meditate for years, and I think this is the first time I have really done it. I think this will work for me. Thanks, Drew

  418. Mary on July 19th, 2013 9:43 am

    You are welcome, Drew! It’s great that you are meditating now. Keep it up and keep us posted on how it goes!

  419. Frank Vejvoda on August 11th, 2013 3:10 am

    Mary, thank you so much. In little understand, but I love it.
    That’s a great idea!

  420. Mary on August 11th, 2013 9:54 am

    You are welcome, Frank!

  421. patty on August 28th, 2013 6:30 am

    Simply Being and a few others are broken, stop after 4 minutes or so

  422. Mary on August 28th, 2013 4:43 pm

    patty, we just checked Simply Being which played all the way through. It could have been a temporary problem with the server or perhaps something with your computer or listening device.

  423. Jeanie Cooper on September 24th, 2013 1:24 pm

    Hello, I also have high blood pressure and meditation was recommended to me. I work full time and go to school full time and 2 years ago in a psychology class I discovered your website. I’ve come back to it now and have used different ones to help me sleep every night because I also have TMJ and the pain in the mornings is very bad. Your meditations have not only helped reduce and keep my blood pressure lower, they are helpful me to keep from clinching and grinding my teeth at night. Could you possibly do a few 1+ hour sleep meditations? I find the ones less than 45 minutes are not long enough for me to get fully asleep and I wake up fully trying to find another one to listen to fumbling in the dark with no glasses with my smart phone. I’ve listened to others meditations that are 1 and 2 and 3 hours long but their content and voice are not as good for me and do not satisfy me nearly as well as yours do. Please consider it! One for better sleep, anxiety, and stress each would be perfect…inner harmony and acceptance would be nice too…hint*hint*:) Thank you!

  424. Mary on September 24th, 2013 1:53 pm

    Jeanie, we’re so glad to hear our meditations are helping. We do have a smartphone app called iSleep Easy which allows you to create a Playlist playing a number of meditations in a row. Perhaps this would work for you? Let us know!

  425. Jason Barr on September 26th, 2013 7:17 am

    Hi Mary,

    My therapist recently suggested I try meditation (and he helped me through a guided meditation) and it worked wonders. I started researching online and found your site and your meditations. They have been a big help, thank you so much! I’ve been practicing with the body scan, mini relaxation and “deeper within” meditations and am going to start trying some of the more advanced longer ones.

    I have suffered from mild depression and anxiety for a lot of my life, and your podcasts have been a great help to me. Thanks again!

    -Jason

  426. Mary on September 30th, 2013 11:16 am

    That’s so great to hear, Jason. I’m so glad the meditations are helping. Often therapists to recommend meditation — good thing!

  427. Reece Precious on October 8th, 2013 3:10 am

    Hi Mary and Richard,

    thank you for your wonderful apps and this free website. My children asked me whether you are planning to do any new sleep mediations for children. They love it.

    Also as a beginner to meditations do you do a course or can you recommend any course for a beginner.

    Thank you and keep up thr good work!!

    Namaste. Reece.

  428. Mary on October 8th, 2013 10:15 am

    Hi Reece. It warms our hearts to hear your children love the sleep meditation. We are planning to do an app with children’s meditations. It may take some time to get to that. We’d love to hear what kinds of meditations your children would like. We can do another sleep meditation, but maybe they would like meditations for something else as well.

    As a beginner, you can just continue to use the podcast meditations as they help you have the experience of meditation. But if you want to go deeper and be able to get into a meditative state on your own, you might want to do our Online Meditation Course. If you have an Apple iPhone or iPad, you can get the course in the form of the Learn to Meditate app. That would be most economical. Otherwise, see this page: http://www.meditationoasis.com/courses-programs/online-meditation-course/

    Best wishes!

  429. Elizabeth on October 14th, 2013 8:38 pm

    Hello Mary and Richard,
    I just wanted to thank you guys. I don’t think words can really express how grateful I am. As a recovering alcoholic with generalized anxiety disorder I can say with complete honesty that these meditations saved my life in the first few months. I’ll be a year sober in November and I’m really learning how to live life on life’s terms. A lot of factors have gone into my doing well, but you guys are definitely one of the most influential, so thank you for your tremendously positive contribution to the world.
    -Elizabeth

  430. Mary on October 16th, 2013 10:13 am

    Elizabeth, you are so welcome and thank you so much for letting us know that we’ve been of help on your journey of recovery. Learning to “live life on life’s terms” is a courageous and wise goal, and is certainly one we aspire to as well. We congratulate you as you near your year sober date.

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  432. kevin on October 31st, 2013 4:51 pm

    I just wanted to thank you for these meditations. They have been helping me so much while I am dealing with some rather intense anxiety issues. My favorite podcast is “letting go”. Let me know if you will be doing any new ones.
    thank you again
    Kevin

  433. Anna on October 31st, 2013 10:31 pm

    Hi Mary and Richard

    Thank you thank you thank you for the share this Poscast. I enjoy so much of your meditations guide, as well the music. I can’t help my self but come back here listening to your voices avery time of the day.

    Again..thank you so much
    -Anna-

  434. Jessica on November 1st, 2013 1:03 pm

    Mary,
    My boyfriend was in a severe motorcycle accident and is still recovering from brain injury. He is depressed at times and very emotional. I want to try meditation with him to help him ease some of his frustrations. Which one of your meditations would you recommend?

    I will myself being trying the pregnancy one since I am expecting in January.

  435. Emma on November 1st, 2013 1:20 pm

    Hi Mary and Richard,

    I was recommended this site by some kind stranger on WordPress. I had no idea that you could explore all these different areas while meditating.

    I have been suffering from mental health issues for a while now and am so glad to have discovered another way I can be active in my recovery. I found the inner child meditation particularly powerful and healing. I want to thank you sincerely for making these available on your site.

    All the best. Emma

  436. Mary on November 1st, 2013 4:15 pm

    Kevin, you are very welcome. We’re so glad the meditations are helping. You can follow us on Facebook or Twitter where we announce new podcasts or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes where you’ll get new episodes automatically.

  437. Mary on November 1st, 2013 4:16 pm

    We appreciate hearing how much you are enjoying the podcast, Anna. You are very welcome!

  438. Mary on November 1st, 2013 4:18 pm

    Jessica, a simple meditation like the Breath Awareness meditation might be soothing for your boyfriend. Try that and see if there are other titles that appeal to him. I would say to use the simple ones like Letting Go or Simply Being. Emotional Ease might help him as well.

  439. Mary on November 1st, 2013 4:19 pm

    You are so welcome, Emma. We’re so glad to hear the meditations are helping your with your recovery and wish you all the best on your healing journey.

  440. Sheila Foster on November 11th, 2013 12:22 pm

    I have been listening to your podcast for a few months and have found them to be very helpful to me. I was wondering if you could do a meditation on locus of control and coping with busy deadlines? Also, I have been listening to lots of business podcast that reflect on breathing techniques, mindfulness, and skillfulness in reaching out to others when parties are not aware of using these skills. I would be very thankful if you could provide me with information or a podcast that addresses differences of opinions and cultural matters.

    Thank you so much.

  441. Mary on November 11th, 2013 3:32 pm

    Glad you are finding the podcast helpful, Sheila. I will add your request to our list of suggested meditations. Please explain, though, what you mean by “locus of control”. As for coping with busy deadlines, the Relief from Stress and Pressure might help.

    I don’t think I can help you with your last request regarding “differences of opinions and cultural matters” though. Good luck in finding what you are looking for.

  442. Cullen on December 2nd, 2013 5:35 am

    Mary, I discovered your podcast the week after both my wife left me and my appendix ruptured. I was left alone in my house unable to leave, surrounded by all of our things and full of horrible thoughts. Your podcast has helped me get through some of the darker stages and helped me develop a daily practice.

    When I do sit down to meditate I find that my thoughts go immediately to this person that I still love, and even stranger to the man she left me for. It’s very distracting during meditation and difficult to just notice and let go of.

    Do you have a specific podcast that can help me allow these thoughts to leave my head? I feel like I get a lot more out of meditation when I can get these to go away.

    Sincerely,

    Cullen

  443. Mary on December 2nd, 2013 10:09 am

    Cullen, it’s not surprising you would have these thoughts when you meditate and that they would keep coming back into your mind. They are fueled by the emotions caused by losing your wife. Chances are they will keep coming until you have worked through the loss. The instruction for meditation is to treat them like any other thoughts, letting go when you notice the mind is caught up in them. Resisting them and trying to get rid of them won’t work and can even make those thoughts stronger. I would take this situation as an indication that you need to confront the feelings from the loss as well as grieve. Working with a good counsellor or therapist could be invaluable. Best wishes.

  444. rachel on December 6th, 2013 10:03 pm

    I was on bedrest for 10 weeks after my water broke at 15.5 weeks pregnant. They told me there would be no way my son would make it and it was only a matter of time. Even if he did make it the predictions for his outcome were very negative. When I was admitted to the hospital at 24 weeks, i would listen to the podcast to connect with my baby, every night before I went to bed. I would tell the baby he/she was going to be fine and that they were perfect. At 26 weeks and 3 days, our little boy was born. Almost 6 months later, he is still in the hospital but doing remarkably well. The doctors can’t believe he survived and how wonderfully he body preformed under the circumstances and stress with medical intervention. He has such a calm, content and happy little personality. I attribute this all to God’s grace on his life, but I also want to thank you for providing such a wonderful tool to keep focused and positive when connecting with your baby. It was hard not knowing if it was a boy or girl and if they would make it, so connecting in a peaceful way was so vital to the positive outcome we have today… our little Zachary Alexander. Thank you!

  445. Mary on December 9th, 2013 3:57 pm

    rachel, you are so very welcome. We’re honored and moved that we were able to participate in your journey with Zachary. What a beautiful story. We’re so glad our meditation helped you connect with Zachary — beyond grace, I’m sure your love and connection for him brought him into this world. We wish you, your family and Zachary well in the days ahead.

  446. nareh on December 19th, 2013 10:50 pm

    Hey! I love all your meditations, but I think it would be wonderful if you made a meditation podcast for people who have a fear of failing in life/career/etc. because that’s my biggest issue!

  447. Mary on December 20th, 2013 11:06 am

    Sounds like a good idea, nareh. We will add this to our request list.

  448. Nichole on December 31st, 2013 2:57 pm

    Thank you so much for the beautiful meditation! I shared your link with my husband who is deployed at the moment.

    Namaste

  449. Mary on December 31st, 2013 6:01 pm

    You are welcome, Nichole. I’m so glad you shared these with your husband and hope it makes his deployment smoother. We’ve heard from a number of people in the military who listen to our podcast. Happy New Year!

  450. Sam on January 4th, 2014 4:05 pm

    How can I get your android apps without using Google Play or Amazon? I’m happy to pay.

    Google and Amazon don’t work for my phone or millions of others, unfortunately. And besides that, they do great evil and I’d rather not use them.

    Thanks.

  451. Mary on January 5th, 2014 10:42 am

    Why are you unable to get them from those stores? What device are you using?

  452. Jill on January 6th, 2014 10:24 pm

    Hi Mary,

    I first discovered your podcasts about a year ago after signing up for a short, introductory meditation workshop that was being offered at my college. I am generally stressed out and often worry far too much about situations, which can cause great anxiety for me. On top of schoolwork at that same time, I was bound to break! I had never considered meditation before this workshop, but after the workshop had ended, I made a promise with myself to continue meditating; I now experience life in a much more positive and beautiful way. I am so grateful to have encountered meditation in my early 20s, specifically meditation oasis, and I swear your podcasts have changed my life. Meditation and mindfulness are forever intertwined into my life from now on. Many, many thanks.
    Namaste!

  453. Mary on January 7th, 2014 11:22 am

    Jill, you are so welcome and thank you for sharing your experience with our meditations with us. How fortunate to have begun meditation in college. I know it will continue to enhance your life! Wishing you all the best.

  454. Brooke on January 8th, 2014 11:43 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for freely sharing these wonderful meditations! I’m a birth doula and use them both in my personal life and recommend them to clients. Breath awareness is a very important skill to have in a woman’s “tool kit” as a comfort and relaxation technique for childbirth. I used to try to explain to women how to practice breath awareness meditation during pregnancy, but now I can refer them to your amazing recordings! The pregnancy meditation is lovely as well. Again, thanks so much!

  455. Mary on January 8th, 2014 11:55 am

    You’re welcome, you’re welcome, you’re welcome, Brooke! It’s inspiring to know the meditations are helping your clients with their experience in childbirth. What wonderful work you do — so thank you!

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  457. Jen on January 26th, 2014 10:20 pm

    Hi, I just want to thank you for your wonderfully and thoughtfully developed guided meditations. I have shared your work with so many people including one ER doctor after I explained what I had learned from your Pain meditation. He was fascinated and impressed as I sat talking with him while having 10/10 pain. I find the pain meditation has been invaluable over the years living with chronic health issues. Thank you again, you’ve really changed and improved my quality of life.

  458. Mary on January 27th, 2014 10:30 am

    You are so welcome, Jen. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much the pain meditation has helped you. I’m so glad you shared this with the ER doctor. We’ve often had doctors recommend our meditations to patients. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have guided meditations available for patients in the hospital!

  459. Vickii on January 28th, 2014 7:28 pm

    I love these meditations and really appreciate you making them available. They are so soothing and are great for relaxing and unwinding after a stressful day. I’ve been trying to practice mindfulness and these are a huge help. Like someone else mentioned above, my dog loves it too! He is very anxious and sensitive but the meditations help him settle down. Thanks again for posting them and for doing what you do!

  460. Mary on January 29th, 2014 10:10 am

    It’s great to hear how much you (and your dog) enjoy the meditations, and you are so very welcome. All the best to you.

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  462. Danielle Arbuckle on March 4th, 2014 8:19 am

    I regularly use your Simply Being app on my iPhone, and it is simply wonderful. I use it when I’m at home if I’ve had a stressful day. I also use it when I’m on a full tram on the way to the city and feeling claustrophobic to help me relax and to put my mind at ease. Thank you both for the wonderful work you’ve done. I regularly suggest your meditations to friends and family.

  463. Mary on March 4th, 2014 11:25 am

    You are so welcome, Danielle. We’re so glad you’ve found the Simply Being app so useful! Thanks for letting us know.

  464. Anonymous on March 22nd, 2014 2:48 pm

    Hey Mary! I love your podcast. It is very relaxing. It does make me more calm in that moment. But somehow i become so depressed afterwards i am unable to control the chain of my thoughts so much so that i have even considered suicide. So my question is which of your meditation would you recommend for depression and also for social anxiety? I would be more than grateful if you reply. :)

  465. Mary on March 22nd, 2014 3:59 pm

    Anonymous, we are replying via email.

  466. veera on April 1st, 2014 9:42 am

    Thank you so much… I feel so much alive….

  467. Mary on April 1st, 2014 12:20 pm

    You are welcome, veers!

  468. Sally on April 3rd, 2014 4:49 am

    Hi Mary, i am recuperating from a hip replacement and being looked after by my sister. We both listened to the healing meditation yesterday and slept so incredibly well last night. Helen for nine hours straight for the first time in years! I am very grateful for all the meditations and am going to use them to aid my recovery. Thankyou and with love. Sally

  469. Mary on April 4th, 2014 9:23 am

    Sally, you are so very welcome. How wonderful to hear this. Wishing you a smooth recovery and lots more good nights of sleep for both you and Helen.

  470. angella on April 25th, 2014 12:42 am

    I suffer from C-PTSD and as such I have lived my whole life in a state of tension and anxiety never being able to relax completely. Your guided meditations have been a life-saver for me. thank you thank you thank you for your generosity and kindness in sharing them with us!!! I am forever grateful!

  471. Mary on April 25th, 2014 10:01 am

    You are so very welcome, Angelia! We’re inspired to hear this and so very happy that you’ve found relief. We wish you all the best!

  472. Ellie on May 8th, 2014 8:31 pm

    Mary, thank you so very much for sharing all of these meditations with us. I’m pregnant so started with your pregnancy meditation, which is beautiful. I’ve also explored many of the others and they are fantastic. I’ve been recommending you to all my friends!
    Thank you for your generosity in giving your time and effort to make these – it is very much appreciated and I’m truly grateful.

    Ellie

  473. Mary on May 9th, 2014 9:57 am

    Ellie, you are so very welcome. How wonderful for you and your baby that you are meditating. Wishing you all the best!

  474. Jennie on May 19th, 2014 6:07 pm

    Hello,

    I have been following your blog and listening to your podcast for several years now. I love it. So first thank you.

    Second is I’m looking for some ideas. I still have a hard time getting still when I meditate. And I still have a hard time finding a routine that works for me daily. I am a single mother and know spending time in meditation is important. But I get tired and very regularly fall asleep. Or I sit and can’t relax. Any suggestions on what I could maybe do that might help is appreciated.

    Blessings

  475. Mary on May 20th, 2014 11:14 am

    Hello Jennie, first you’re welcome — we’re so glad you are enjoying the podcast. Falling asleep in meditation is OK — the sleep will be especially refreshing, although it’s a good idea when you wake up to meditate a few minutes more. Falling asleep a lot does happen when we are not getting enough rest at night. If possible, try to get more sleep. If you feel you are not relaxing during meditation, let that be OK. You are experiencing the restlessness of the stress “unwinding” and there will still be a benefit of meditating. That being said, if you can possibly do it, try some yoga or stretching right before meditating to begin the relaxation process, or you can even do some deep breathing to start out. Sometimes it helps to do those things to pave the way for meditation. I’m sure it’s a challenge as a single mother to find a routine, but I’m sure you can do it. Maybe you child (or children) can have some special “down time” when you do. I’ll post a question on our Facebook page to get ideas from other parents.

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  477. Cassandra Cortes on July 29th, 2014 7:09 pm

    I just have to say thank you!!!! I started listening last year when i found out i was pregnant! I was having such a hard time sleeping and my anxiety about becoming a mom was through the roof, your guided meditations helped me so much. I also listened so i could connect more with my baby throughout the pregnancy. I even listened while in labor to keep me calm! I still listen every night to help me sleep if not I’m up til 2-3 am thank you so much I’ve become a better me because of your meditation!

  478. Mary on July 30th, 2014 10:31 am

    How wonderful to hear this, Cassandra. You are so very welcome, and thank you for letting us know how much the meditations have helped. I’m happy for you and for your baby!

  479. Ashlie Miller on September 29th, 2014 6:00 pm

    I love these guided meditations – the study break one is pretty effective. I would love to see a meditation to help facilitate focus and to energize the brain/provide mental clarity for those of us who need brain power for school!

  480. Mary on September 30th, 2014 9:11 am

    Ashlie, great to hear you are enjoying the meditations. We’ll add your idea to our request list. In the meantime, you might find doing the Morning Energy Guided Meditation is energizing.

  481. Sarah on October 14th, 2014 8:36 am

    Hi Mary,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful work. Great thematic meditations for almost every topic or situation. My favorites are Deep Rest & Relaxation, Morning Energy, Heart, Grief, and inner child. I recommend your app and podcasts to all my clients. Is there any chance you would make one for a healthy body image – one for women and one gender neutral? So important because of the way American media portrays the “ideal” and so many of us women who aretl truly beautiful doubt ourselves with negative thoughts. Thank you again!!!

  482. Mary on October 14th, 2014 10:09 am

    You are so welcome, Sarah. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the meditations and can recommend them. That’s a great idea for a meditation and I’m adding it to the list of requests. Best wishes…

  483. oemi on November 16th, 2014 9:16 am

    Which audio for social anxiety and low self esteem?

  484. Mary on November 16th, 2014 12:18 pm

    oemi, we don’t have a specific meditation for these issues, but learning to relax in general should help with social anxiety. So you can use the meditations that you find to be most relaxing for you. Using them repeatedly should help you become naturally more relaxed. Also, we have a program called “At Ease – Anxiety & Worry Relief” that has been found useful for social anxiety. If you have a smartphone or tablet you might want to get the app. It’s also available on this website as an online program. We’ll add low self esteem to our request list for the podcast…

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