Intermediate: Your vibration is sounding.


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2000px-OM_MANI_PADME_HUM.svgScience has recorded a sound, a vibration, that is sounding through space. Each planet has a sound or vibrational quality also. In fact, each star, galaxy, and – with clairaudience – each person emits a song, a sound, a vibration or set of vibrations.

One could correctly say that you are sounding a mantra energetically throughout the day. The key is to one’s vibration and its quality is the understanding of its truth. We are vibrating all the time.

Our words, thoughts, actions, and spiritual factors (chakras and such) are all vibrating. Meditation is one way by which these undertones get coordinated into a sonorous vibrational field.

This is a deep meditation, while being a reminder of the powerful responsibility of being human and the power that one can bring into the world.


Downloadable: Intermediate: Vibrating

13a: Integrity


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Central channelIntegrity has a feeling, one of being strong from the inside. It is not a feeling of bravado or arrogance nor of pride but, instead, is a feeling of authenticity, a confidence that is – somehow – core and true. Integrity, in part, comes from all parts of us being integrated, all working together, all infused by the light of clarity and honesty, the open-heartedness of calm and understanding, of patience and wisdom.

A meditation practice, and the repetition of it, massages this integration process, this insistence of authenticity such that one is increasingly real and true to heart and clear mind. That integrity feels good, feels whole, and one is respected for that.

Step 13 is Central Channel. To quote the Spirit Fire website on this step:
Step 13 brings awareness to the stream of energy that moves along the spine connecting the energy centers to higher levels of consciousness. Body and ground are now a part of our meditation training, providing the stability necessary to focus on some of the inner energy sciences of The Practice of Living Awareness. The mind, the body, and the subtle energy systems have been incrementally prepared for the last few steps of the practice.

The central channel is core within.  It energetically connects the above to the below, and vice versa.It is the subtle energetic reason why a backbone and central nerve exist; they are the dense forms of the subtle central channel. Five of the seven primary chakra centers are aligned along the central channel, and the central channel is the primary avenue of alignment with the higher Self (Soul or beyond), and of the infusion of the higher vibrations of Soul and beyond to calibrate and integrate into a person.

Common Benefits
increases the ability to respond to circumstances
aids in discerning deeper meanings
increases vibrancy and flow
increases sense inner-strength

Spiritual Benefits
inspires the personality to be a vehicle of the soul
moves one in the direction of their true purpose


Downloadable: Entry: Integrity

Bring forward the profound potential of being human: 2 meditations


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toddler in meditationIf we look around us at Nature, the capacities of animals, plants, the sky and the ground to bring forward qualities and potentials could seem unrivaled. Consider a plant producing a flower: its texture, color, iridescence, nectar, pollen and perfume, and its possible healing qualities, its beauty as well as the harmony and joy that are produced in others as through the experience of the flower. All that from one flowering plant.

What if human beings are intended to unfold profound potencies too? I believe we are; and together with sages and saints down the ages, my voice sings out for humanity’s divine potential.

Here are two meditations that invite you to realize the range and capacity that you, as a human being, are here to live, to bring forward, and to contribute to the world. One is Saturday’s Generative meditation and the other is today’s World Service meditation.

Generative: Inner Nature:


Downloadable: Generative: Inner Nature


World Service:


Downloadable: Service: Human Potential

Intermediate: Instructions 2


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The meditation masters of the ages have said over and over again, “We practice in order to come to the innate natural state.” So, we practice, learn technique and method, practice with diligence in order to come to that which is a natural state: the natural state of awareness as it dances through the contexts of the mind.

We are born with the natural state. From this natural state, our entire life is born. In meditation training, we learn various ways by which to undo the co-opting of awareness which the ego perpetuates. We learn how to notice the ego and its tricks, notice the ego and its needs, notice how it gets itself fed. But, and without judgement, a meditation practice will also bring us to the mirror of the mind such that we notice that the only one “doing” this ego is ourself; with that we learn to let go.

In meditation training, there comes a point where one must let go of the ego “learning to meditate” and realize that one already is a state of meditation as long as one is not distracted by the externals of life and ego. The natural state of awareness is natural; we are born with it. We merely have to sit down and get simple again.

The instructions for meditation are some of the most simple of all tasks, yet accomplished meditators are rare. One knows one by the peace that he or she exudes, by the presence that he or she commands, not by ego but by grace and gratitude. An accomplished meditator sees through circumstances, people, places, and things. To his or her sensibilities, nothing is only what it seems. All of this is possible because the person has established an open transluscence as the one’s natural state of mind, has awakened and is aware.

toddler in meditationWe continue with simple Instructions to advance the Intermediate practice in The Practice of Living Awareness.

*Thank you Adam DeFranco for posting this image. Thank you, also, to the artist.


Downloadable podcast: Intermediate: Instructiions 2


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