Forward Friday: Blooming Tea

In honor of the new year, I thought I’d try my hand at creating a little video to help provide a springboard for meditation as the old year passes away and we embrace what is to come in 2013.

Before you play the video…

  1. Find a quite spot and a comfortable position.
  2. Take a moment to clear your mind of any distracting thoughts.
  3. Tip: consider allowing the video to load fully before playing.

Play the video…

Respond to the video…

What did you think?  Would you like to see more videos like this in the future? What would you add or change? Leave a comment in the box below, or drop me a line on Facebook or by email.

About Laura K. Cavanaugh

I'm a writer, spiritual director, and advocate of holistic body theology.

Posted on January 4, 2013, in Forward Friday, Physicality, Spirituality and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Love the video, and continue to love the blog. Keep up the great work!

  2. Great video. I’m totally relaxed now.
    Suggestions: find a glass that doesn’t have writing on it and give more time to let go of what you’re holding on to.
    Compliments; you have the perfect voice for this kind of thing and the music was great. Question: How long does it take for the tea to look like the end screen? It might be cool to see the whole process.
    To ponder: how can you use this video and others like it in your next vocation?

    • Thanks for commenting, Tammy! I’m glad you liked the video. Giving it more time is a good suggestion. The timing is actually exactly how long it takes the tea ball to bloom. I tried to zoom in on the flowers at the end of the video so you could see it better, but I couldn’t get it to zoom in smoothly. I just cut out the zooming part at the end and transitioned to a still pic. It takes 2-3 minutes for the tea to steep properly, so maybe I could have let the video continue until the tea got a little darker. All good thoughts. Anyway, I will think on your last question. Talk soon! – Laura

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