Kimberly Schneider: A Celtic meditation

This is the first in a series of guest posts from Kimberly Schneider, the Manifestation Maven:

KimberlySchneider-2A few months ago my friend Deirdre Fay,, a highly skilled psychotherapist and workshop facilitator who teaches others about Becoming Safely Embodied, invited me to do an interview with her where I would present an experiential exercise for her podcast listeners.

Right away I knew what I wanted to do: the embodied meditation practice I teach when I take people to Ireland on dissolving The Five Illusions of Separation, Form, Time, Duality and Control.

I developed the meditation as a personal practice over many years, through my work with manifestation, daily meditation, Celtic Spirituality, embodiment, mantras and consciousness.

In the meditation, I lead you through the Five Directions of Celtic Cosmology, drawing upon the energies of those directions, images and sensations I’ve anchored into my experience from my trips to western Ireland, and mantras I’ve learned to associate with each of those directions. Over time, the practice has the effect of dissolving the Five Illusions, allowing you to be more consciously present in your life, acting out of an experiential connection with your Source rather than habitual patterns arising from the Illusions.

I hope you enjoy the meditation, and I’d love to hear what happens for you if you feel drawn to practice it on a regular basis. And of course, if you’d like to practice it in Ireland with me next summer, I’m going back in July, 2014.

Deirdre’s podcast, which includes a short interview followed by the meditation, is available here:

You can listen directly from that link, or, if you prefer to download the Mp3, just right click (PC) or use your computer’s control and left click buttons (Mac) to “save as” to your desktop once you get to the link.

And if you’re looking for a resource to help you Become Safely Embodied, I highly recommend Deirdre’s twice monthly newsletter! You can request it here:

Let me know if you have questions about the meditation, or the trip to Ireland!

Peace of a clear mind and heart to you,


The Manifestation Maven

ABOUT KIMBERLY SCHNEIDER: What do you get when you take a person with the soul of a poet, the mind of a scholar and the heart of a healer–and turn her into a trial lawyer? Existential crisis and more graduate school!  Throw in a counseling degree and decades of coaching extraordinary individuals to consciously create meaningful lives, and you end up with Kimberly Schneider, M.Ed., J.D., LPC, author of Everything You Need Is Right Here: Five Steps to Manifesting Magic and Miracles

Kimberly Schneider’s work arises out of a belief that every experience offers a gift to us, if we are open to receiving it.  Her dynamic mix of storytelling, compassionate awareness and accessible poetry make her an engaging speaker and teacher. Kimberly teaches Communication at Washington University-St. Louis and is a regular contributor to Great Day St. Louis television show. She brings her rich life experience and unique insight to keynote speeches, individual and group coaching sessions, workshops, classrooms, radio and television appearances and Celtic Spirituality retreats in western Ireland. You can request her free Conscious Manifestation eCourse at


EYNsm-3EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS RIGHT HERE: An empowering, accessible, simple yet in-depth manual for falling in love with your Self and your life once and for all. You’re not “doing it wrong.” You’ve simply forgotten who you are, and why you are here. Dive into this book and remember. Breathe. Relax. Smile. Everything You Need Is Right Here. Everything You Need Is Right Here: Five Steps to Manifesting Magic and Miracles draws upon Kimberly’s wealth of experience as a licensed professional counselor specializing in spiritual development–as well as her own inspiring life–to create an entertaining and profound step-by-step guide to transformation. “Using candid and authentic glimpses into her own and her family’s personal journey, Kimberly takes us right to the heart of what it means to create our own reality.” (Jody Baron, author of Relax into Sex: The Art of Spiritual Lovemaking) “Kimberly’s words lie naturally and easily beside the words of John O’Donohue, Jalaluddin Rumi, Meister Eckhart and Mahatma Gandhi, making Everything You Need Is Right Here a treasure trove of artistic creativity as well as a cornucopia of right living.” (Noirin Ni Riain, sacred music vocalist and author of Listen with the Ear of the Heart) Take this journey through Kimberly’s life of miracles and rediscover the magic in your own life along the way. Everything You Need Is Right Here.

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