Live meditations will resume on Wednesday with Step 14: Living Awareness. This is the last step of The Practice. We’ll engage what already IS for the remainder of the week and continue into the following week. Awareness is every moment. Awareness is also in every moment. We can come to a fundamental understanding: that in … More Awareness is every moment.
Step 10 of The Practice of Living Awareness is Luminous Perception. Simply stated, luminous perception is enlightened awareness, or noticing the inherent lighted quality in every experience, observation, and occurrence. Luminous Perception is both a result and a fact. Result? Yes, it is the result of alignment and equipoise. These can be effectively achieved by … More Luminous Perception Is Factual
Take a weekend to learn the fundamentals of Spirit Fire’s Practice of Living Awareness Meditation. If you are a beginner to meditation, this retreat is the perfect way to build a strong foundation for a lasting meditation practice. Becoming familiar with The Practice first hand allows you to engage with our online meditations in a whole new way. … More A Meditation Retreat For Everyone!
Have you heard? The Practice of Living Awareness is on the air! Each week, hosts Tim Darter and Steve Kramer invite a guest to Spirit Fire’s brand new talk radio show who emulates a particular step of The Practice. We’ve just completed the current round of live meditations which means that we’ve had 14 unique guests whose … More Living Awareness on Spirit Fire Radio!
Human life begins with the heart and unfolds from it as a centerpiece of unity. The torus does the same; the toroidal flow of energy expresses from the center ‘zero-point’ and moves around the outside and returns again to the center. These cycles of movement create the expanded nature of the universe and all that … More The Heart: Grandest Torus of Them All
The beginning of this meditation describes the torus, which is pictured here. This energetic mechanism creates a toroidal flow, where energy comes in through the top circumnavigates the spherical shape on the inside, comes out through the other end and moves around the outside to return again to the top. We have versions of this … More Step 13a: Breathing With Toroidal Flow
Wonder. Appreciation. Eagerness. Curiosity. Excitement. These are the words we have been drumming to this year and it seems that youth was intended to keep us in step to the beat. Our meditation practice and the retreat center saw an influx of children and teenagers. Who better to bang the drum of those fun-filled words? … More Youth Reminds Us – Reflections On 2015
Magic is in the air in New England as the towering maples release their leaves and create a delightful new landscape. We take this into meditation today as nature often reveals to us the many ways that the outside world can guide us through the landscade of our inside world. Release creates space. Ah! We … More 5b: Soften, Open, and Release
This week, we continue with the Interlude, Step 7 of the practice. And today’s meditation considers the space between breaths – as all interludes take place in that lovely space in-between. With a gentle transition from the in-breath to the out-breath, the whole body relaxes. Extra attention to the quality of that transition can bring insight into … More Peace Between Breaths
Forgiveness is simply softening to the moment, opening to a new experience, and receiving the all that life has to offer. The body and the breath offer us the experience with every breath. Out the window, here in New England, nature offers us remarkable examples as well… the snow and ice are softening to the … More softening to forgiveness