Last year the publisher of my books in Germany asked me to create a set of healing meditations that he wanted to present as a double CD album with a small book. A few years ago he had commissioned ‘Wild Wisdom Meditations’ which was a 2 CD set combined with a booklet of nature photographs, and since this had been a success he was keen to work on another project.
One night a few months later I was woken at 4am with a voice booming in my head (no ‘still, small voice’ this!) saying ‘Use the Golden Mean in your healing meditations.’ I knew very little about the Golden Mean – just that it was a proportion used by architects in ancient Greece – so I began researching it. Very quickly I discovered that it is an extraordinary principle that is deeply embedded in Nature. The Golden Mean, or Golden Ratio as it is also called, is 1:1.618, and it is found in the human body, in DNA, in the spirals of shells, the geometry of crystals and the veins of leaves. It can be found in brain wave cycles, in our skeletons, and in the branching of our veins and nerves. Expressed by the Greek letter Phi, and intimately connected with the Fibonacci sequence of numbers, the Golden Mean has been used for centuries by artists, sculptors, architects, and composers to produce aesthetically pleasing and harmonious creations. By using the Golden Mean their work conforms to one of Nature’s most significant underlying principles and embodies Divine Proportion.
If we could somehow incorporate the Golden Mean in the meditation CDs that would be marvellous – it would mean that they were created using this same key principle that seems to underpin much of the natural world. Over the next year I began exploring the potential in this idea, and gradually a group of us formed to create ‘Sacred Nature – Meditations of Health & Healing with the Golden Mean’, which is now available to download online in an English edition from i-tunes, and will be available as a CD set in a German edition in October.
Two of the meditations focus on drawing in energy and healing from the natural world of plants, earth and sun, and two concentrate on the restorative power found in deep rest and sleep. Over the next few blog posts I will introduce each of the four meditations and tell their stories: how they were created and how we worked with the Golden Mean, the team who produced them, and the sources we turned to for inspiration.
And here is a selection of samples from all four tracks: