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                        The Center Point (Celtic) 
                               By: Airmid
 The methods that I use involve putting oneself in the center of the
 Three Realms, constructed as a triskele. The first is a movement
 meditation that I call "The Center Point." It involves both movement and
 a breathing pattern used to time the movement. Breathing is, ideally,
 timed to the heartbeat. Three each beat is one count. Breathing pattern
 is to inhale for 3, hold for 1, exhale for 3, hold for 1.
 Movement is slow, rhythmic and deliberate. Each movement has its own
 Start standing erect, arms relaxed at your sides.
 Close your eyes and relax. Clear your mind, concentrating on your
 breathing, and listening to your heart beat. Breathe in and out in the
 3-1-3-1 pattern three times as you allow yourself to relax.
 As you breathe in the fourth time, raise your hands from your sides and
 cover your heart with your palms, one over the other -- you are at the
 center of the world.
 Exhale, moving smoothly to one knee, placing your palms on the ground in
 front of you -- you stand firmly upon the Land.
 Inhale as you rise to your feet. As you stand, move your hands behind
 you as far back as you can comfortably reach at waist or hip height.
 Your hands should be cupped as though you are holding liquid.
 Breathe out, moving your hands in an arc around you until they meet in
 front of you at about the level of your navel -- the Sea always
 surrounds you.
 Breathing in, move your hands back to your sides, holding them slightly
 away from your hips with your palms flat, facing forward and your
 fingers spread open.
 Exhale as you raise your arms above you in a smooth curve over your head
 until the tips of your thumbs and index fingers touch --the Sky spreads
 itself above you.
 Inhale again, lowering your hands in front of you until they are once
 again cupped over your heart -- you are at the center of the Three

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