Stars of Aroha® Vision
After Nette was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 we were highly motivated to find peace. We began with short meditations and immediately felt the benefits of going within.We want to support Peace to flourish through guided meditation. Aotearoa New Zealand’s natural landscape provides the perfect setting for the Stars of Aroha® Meditations. This is a new approach in guided meditation.The first of the Stars of Aroha® Meditations were written just prior to her mastectomy. Guided meditation helped us. We hope it helps you find peace in your life.
Stars of Aroha® Guided Meditations
The Stars of Aroha® Meditations offers a new concept in guided meditation to help people select a daily meditation.The Rolling Star® is a 20 sided icosahedron shaped dice with symbols contained in 20 triangles (the symbols contain Māori creation stories, butterfly, native plants and birdlife).When the Rolling Star® is rolled on a soft flat surface or tumbled in its soft pouch and placed gently on a soft flat surface a symbol appears on the point of the Star (uppermost face of the triangle).Each symbol has its own meaning, spiritual ‘peace’ theme and meditation; these are consulted in the Stars of Aroha® Meditations’ book.The Meditations’ Star Card set and App provide alternative options. Our MeditatioNZ App will be available by the end of October 2016. Shake your device to randomly select your meditation. Swipe to READ an indigenous story or related theme; swipe to READ the peace theme and swipe again to READ your meditation. Next we will make the audio recordings available followed by our original sound tracks.
Who Can Use Our Products
The Stars of Aroha® Meditations have been designed for people who are new to meditation. More experienced meditators will also enjoy this interactive guided meditation approach.Our meditation tool can also be used for group meditations. In fact our meditations can be used by anyone who is open to working with indigenous concepts associated with Māori creation stories and native plants, butterfly and bird life. We draw on universal spiritual themes to inspire each meditation.
The Stars of Aroha® MeditatioNZ App will be launched in October 2016. It will be available in Google Play and iTunes.
Nau Mai, Haere Mai – Welcome
Stars of Aroha®
A little ‘peace’ of New Zealand – We bring you an exciting new concept in guided meditation from the rolling hills and emerald green seas of Aotearoa New Zealand. Having guided meditation tools can help us to know Peace – what a blessing.
We live in a demanding and often complex world and sometimes it is difficult to find the time and space to go within and process what’s happening in our lives. Sometimes it’s the every day kind of stuff that prevents us from knowing Peace, such as juggling work with family commitments and struggling with financial pressures. Sometimes it’s the big things like the end of a special relationship or discovering that we’ve got a serious health problem that stops us from looking inside for the answers. Sometimes we simply can become so preoccupied with life that we forget to check in with our Source of Peace. No matter what it is that distracts (or enchants) our attention away from connecting to our deep and enduring sense of Peace, most of us forget to look inside for it.
Our desire at Stars of Aroha is to help people connect with their inner Source of Peace through guided meditation. By taking just a few minutes each day we can reconnect with our most precious treasure – Peace.
THIS IS FOR YOU
We’ve created a simple meditation concept and tools to help you to select the perfect guided meditation whenever you want. We provide a simple way to begin to work with guided meditation to help you really know what Peace is. If you are open to using sacred symbols and themes from New Zealand’s indigenous peoples’ legends, native flora, fauna, butterfly and bird life then our guided meditation concept is definately for you. The Stars of Aroha® meditations are offered as a guiding light to help you navigate through your daily life by reconnecting you with the Love and Peace that lives deep within.
THE STARS – A GUIDING LIGHT
We use the concept of the stars to help you navigate your inner world because the stars are very powerful guiding symbols. Hundreds of years ago the stars guided Māori ancestors safely across the ocean to live in their new home, Aotearoa New Zealand. Matariki is the name of our New Zealand celebration of the Pleiades star cluster and it is also the name for the constellation system and the central star. Matariki takes place each year in either late May or early June to acknowledge the beauty and guiding light offered by the stars.
AROHA – A PRECIOUS MEANING
Aroha is the indigenous Māori term for love, concern, compassion and empathy. Our meditations carry the spirit of deep aroha for our brothers and sisters who live all over the world and who have a desire to know Peace.
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THERE ARE TWO MAIN COMPONENTS TO OUR MEDITATION CONCEPT.
The first component – Stars of Aroha® Meditations book.
The Meditations book draws from New Zealand’s indigenous legends, lush landscape and Kiwi culture – Maori creation stories, native butterfly, flora, fauna and birds inspire the meditator to find ‘peace’ through connecting to the wisdom within our unique environment.
The second component – The Rolling Star (Sterling Silver or Native Wood)
The Rolling Star has been beautifully crafted in sterling silver by a manufacturing jeweler to help you randomly select your unique meditation symbol that is linked to a guided meditation. Because we had so many requests our second Rolling Star is crafted from native New Zealand wood (it is twice as large as the sterling silver Rolling Star and a lot lighter) but it works in exactly the same way.
- Each Rolling Star has 20 triangle-sides
- The Rolling Star is an icosahedron shape (like the dice)
- The Rolling star contains approximately 40 grams of sterling silver
- 20 unique symbols are engraved on each face of the Rolling Star
- When the Rolling Star is tumbled in a soft pouch or rolled on a soft flat surface a symbol appears on the uppermost point of the Rolling Star
- Read the symbol on the Rolling Star like you do a symbol on a dice
- The symbol’s definition, spiritual ‘peace’ theme and meditation can be consulted in the Stars of Aroha Meditations book.
TWO OTHER WAYS TO SELECT YOUR MEDITATION:
Stars of Aroha® Star Cards
- The Star Cards provide an alternative option to select your meditation symbol.
- Simply shuffle the 20 Star Cards and fan the cards face down on a flat surface
- Select a card to reveal your unique symbol
- Read the corresponding definition, spiritual ‘peace’ theme and meditation in the Meditations book.
MeditatioNZ App by Stars of Aroha®
Search under “New Zealand Meditations” and then look for the silver icosahedron Rolling Star icon to find MeditatioNZ by Stars of Aroha.
READ or LISTEN to your daily meditation while sitting on a train, walking on the beach, tramping in the bush… how easy is that?
- Our app gives you the opportunity to randomly select a meditation
- Shake your device; when you stop shaking a meditation symbol is revealed
- Swipe to the left to read the indigenous creation story meaning or theme
- Swipe again to read how the symbol aligns with a peace theme and,
- Swipe a final time to read or listen to your guided meditation
- There are three original soundtracks of NZ birdsong, forest or ocean to choose from.
The AUDIO meditations and three original SOUNDTRACKS have been added to the app so you can happily listen to the enchanting background sounds of native New Zealand birds, sacred forest music or mesmerising ocean waves. This will help you to imagine strolling through a natural forest or swimming in the sea during your guided meditation. We have other cool ideas we’re working on so watch this space.