It’s not tacky, it’s my new meditation tool…

My new meditation tool sitting next to
one of my many mermaid muses…

Okay, you go on ahead and laugh. I have been meditating for decades and done quiet sitting meditation (zazen) on a cushion, meditated gazing at a soft glowing candle, done a number of meditation techniques that I have created and taught to help those who just can’t get into meditation in any formal way, but I have never, I’m telling you never, found anything that would keep my mind quiet and my focus absolutely one-pointed than sitting here staring at my purple lava lamp that I bought at my next door neighbor’s yard sale on Saturday for $1. I am googly-eyed watching it burble, great purple globules floating up and down in the water, and I now believe that lava lamps were perhaps the greatest invention of the 20th century. Why, I think I’m going to go to yard sales everywhere and look for them in all different colors and have them all over the house. I’m just the kind of person who would do something that peculiar.

I’m going back to meditate. I just wanted to dazzle you with my lava lamp. I’m sorry the mermaid isn’t dressed, but they don’t come out of the sea that way. I believe in mermaids like I believe in lava lamps, and there are mermaids everywhere here. Her name is Melisandra (I made that up, don’t you just love it? I wrote, about 15 years ago, a little story about Goddesses and Mermaids and illustrated it and I named the main mermaid Melisandra. I’ve no idea why, it just came to me. One of those strokes of genius, you know…). I think all the other mermaids are jealous. Yes, I’m on the hunt for lava lamps. You can never have too many.

(Looking intensely at lava lamp, eyes going slightly out of focus…)

Om… Om… Om…

Ssssshhh, I’m meditating here…


Make this the year your resolutions come true!

Make this the year your resolutions come true!


  1. LOL! Thanks for the laugh. You are too funny. I’ll let you go back to meditating πŸ™‚

  2. Ahhhh….the good old mood lamp…brings me back to the days of
    Woodstock and Janis Joplin.

    I actually have noticed them around in the Walmart stores and my granddaughter has even mentioned she would like one.
    Oh how the pendulum swings.
    Now that Mermaid most definitely adds a bit of an erotic tone to your meditation settings πŸ™‚

  3. Are you meditating or are you just “stoned”??? πŸ™‚ just kidding.

  4. Ohhhh, that may be just what I need πŸ˜€

  5. I love it!! I have a hard time with meditation…maybe I should try one of those too!!

  6. Oh wow! I was just “dropping” by from Entrecard and you definitely caught my attention!! πŸ™‚

  7. I am too easily distracted for meditation, devotions, etc. I am even distracted by my own thoughts and suddenly, I’m miles from where I started out. Oh, sorry, I’ll show myself out now πŸ™‚

  8. I love Lava Lamps. I think I could stare at them all day too and really find a peaceful zone that way. Good for you!

  9. Hi, I want to meditate with those liquid motion timers where blobs of liquid slide down the spiral ramp. Could you please email me and let me know more about your meditation process please? Thank you πŸ™‚

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