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It's an ok cd, but with caveat for certain listeners
on August 28, 2011
Overall I did find this audio cd relaxing. But there were parts of it I did not like. I found some of her words and whispery, sympathetic tone (esp. that "I know" business in the beginning, ugh!) corny but I imagine that's a bit unavoidable with this genre of recording.
My biggest complaint is about a particular section in the guided meditation that involves visualizing a golden box and inside is something that "you have been longing for" or something to that effect. You open the box and are supposed to receive that gift. I understand the point of the imagery. But the problem with it is...what if indeed the reason we might be stressed or feeling sad and needing meditation and more peace in our lives is that we have been longing for something that we can never have? The last thing I wanted to when attempting to relax and let go is to be reminded about this. Ultimately I was able to reframe it and see the "gift" as peace in my heart and move on, but that was an unexpected bummer for me.
So, just a warning in case anyone else out there is dealing with a loss, or struggling with dealing with wanting something in his or her life that will not happen...that part may not have the calming, peaceful effect the author may have intended.