Recorded MP3 audio meditations: downloads and audio streams, written reflections and contemplative resources by Dorinda Miller

Audio Meditation

Russian Dolls Bundle


Russian Dolls Bundle

The Russian Dolls Bundle contains three meditations on the theme of ‘identity’.

Russian Dolls 1 is a stillness exercise before reflecting on short sections from Colossians 3.

Russian Dolls 2 begins with the meditation ‘Pigeons’ an imaginative exercise to let go of the things that are on our hearts and minds, before moving on to consider how our identity has been shaped.

Russian Dolls 3 begins with the meditation ‘Feathers’, an imaginative exercise to let go of the things that are on our hearts and minds, before moving on to consider different aspects of our identity.

These meditations last twenty minutes including narration, music, and periods of silence.


'Russian Dolls Bundle' has been written and read by Dorinda Miller; © D Miller 2015. 'Russian Dolls 1' features the following verses from the Message: Colossians 3:1-4 & 5-8; 'Russian Dolls 2' features Proverbs 4: 20-26; 'Russian Dolls 3' features Colossians 3: 12-17. For full credit details please see the site credits page



  • Find a time and a place where you can be quiet and free from distractions.
  • Ensure your phone/mobile device is set to an option were it will not disturb you (e.g. ‘airplane mode’ or ‘off’!)
  • If there is a handout with the meditation you have selected, print it out.
  • If there is an optional song to listen to at the end of the meditation, and you would like to hear it, ensure that you have access to it.*


  • Sit in a comfortable position.
  • Press play and enter into the meditation.
  • If your mind wanders you may find it helpful to look at the photograph that goes with the meditation that you have selected.


  • When the meditation ends you may like to listen to the optional song, if one is suggested.
  • Before you return to your activities, take a few moments to reflect on your experience of the meditation and to maybe record, in a notebook or journal, any words or pictures or verses that have come to you during this time.
  • Finally take a moment or two to be thankful for what you have received/experienced through this meditation.

*   Please download the sheets provided with Russian Dolls 2 & 3 before starting these meditations.