Mind Meditation- Day 3 Awareness is omnipresent; it just is. Our mind operates within the field of awareness and wisdom precipitates from it. As we create stability in the mind through non-judgmental attention (mindfulness + concentration), we create a doorway into the vast field of awareness. This doorway can easily become obstructed or even slammed … More Vastitude
Luminous Perception Meditation – Day 1 As we go-with-the-flow of our experience of breathing, we feel lighter. After all, aspiration means to rise up and it is derived from the Latin, spirare, to breathe. As we inhale, there is a subtle sensation of being lifted up. We can find a certain lightness at … More Allowing Luminosity
Luminous Perception Meditation – Day 2 “In the infinity of life where I am, all is perfect, whole, and complete.” Now that is a luminous perception… and this polar bear seems to be in a position to take it all in! The perception aspect of ‘luminous perception’ is as much about receiving as it … More The Luminous Mind
Luminous Perception Meditation – Day 3 Energy follows thought; this is a fact. Scans of a brain that is processing thoughts of a dramatic event show that its response is the same as if the dramatic event where real; that is, if it were happening in the physical world. Perceived stress is every bit … More Universal Beingness
Ground of Being Meditation – Day 1 Your thoughts arise from your brain, yet your mind exists beyond it. Emotions are the result of your neurobiology and its relationship with a wide variety of organs, glands, and hormones. Your physical body manifests as the result of… well, mostly pure magic. All of these … More Of the Earth
Ground of Being Meditation – Day 2 “Clear and sweet is my soul, and clear and sweet is all that is not my soul.” – from Song of Myself, by Walt Whitman Nature provides the perfect soundtrack for this meditation on Ground of Being. Clear and sweet. Crickets being crickets. Happy meditating. Meditation Podcast: Ground … More Singing the Self
Ground of Being Meditation – Day 3 The heart is a centerpiece between our spiritual self and our human self. Within our energy architecture, the heart charka occupies the middle-ground between the crown chakra and the root chakra. Chakras cascade the light of our spiritual beingness, one down to the next from the crown … More Earth Centered
Central Channel Meditation – Day 1 The Central Channel is an important feature of the symbol of the caduceus. It is the rod encircled by serpents and topped with a winged headpiece. This symbol has quite a bit to report on our energy architecture, which we’ll take into meditation this week. The caduceus goes … More Caduceus & the Central Channel
Central Channel Meditation – Day 2 Above is another representation of the dynamic energy architecture of the human being. There are many. This one illustrates the chakra system and the network of energies that allows you to experience the world around you and express your uniqueness. The central channel is pictured in yellow and … More In Charge of Your Experience
Central Channel Meditation – Day 3 The Crown Chakra, the Heart Chakra, and the Root Chakra: these three energy centers, when aligned, support our becoming… becoming connected, becoming grounded, becoming essential. Happy meditating. Meditation Podcast: Central Channel – Day 3
Toroidal Flow Meditation – Day 1 The torus is a fundamental energetic mechanism. Its circuitous motion creates a toroidal flow, where energy comes in through the top, circumnavigates in a spherical shape on the inside, comes out through the other end, and moves around the outside to return again to the top. We have … More Toroidal Flow
Toroidal Flow Meditation – Day 2 Intentions lead to choices and choices lead to manifestations. As we look out into the material world we respond with new thoughts, feelings and desires. As a result, we create new intentions. We are constantly in relationship with the world, subtly and physically; as we’ve said many times, … More As Within, So Without
Toroidal Flow Meditation – Day 3 While most of us associate Albert Einstein with his scientific prowess, his personal writings reveal a spiritual side that is every bit as revelatory. He writes, “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences … More Expand and Include
Living Awareness Meditation – Day 1 Fourteen weeks have nearly passed since we took up this round of meditations and now the banquet has been freshly laid out before you. Life awaits, each waking moment to each waking moment. This is the final step of the latest round of the Practice of Living Awareness and … More This Waking Moment
Living Awareness Meditation – Day 2 Meditation offers us the opportunity to create clarity and spaciousness, both of which allow distortions to fall away and awareness to naturally arise. The result of all meditation practices is increased awareness and with that comes a mindful approach to life and life choices. Peace resides within the … More Align, Attune, Aspire
Living Awareness Meditation – Day 3 I am blessed to spend many of my waking hours in a space that is designed to foster and support mindfulness. Here, at Spirit Fire Retreat Center, we host a wide variety of retreats, most of which are centered on meditation. Recently, I had a meaningful experience which … More You Are Living Awareness
Join us March 17-19 at the Foundations of Living Awareness Retreat to find out more about Smile, Step 1 of The Practice of Living Awareness, and every other step that we are covering in our Entry Level practice. Each and every one of these meditative steps can be used in your everyday life, on and off of the … More Foundations of Living Awareness – a meditation retreat for everyone!
We continue with evening number five of meditations focused on the upcoming election. May the light generated from our hearts and minds serve to foster positivity, kindness, tolerance, and unity. Included below are slides from the dialogue preceding 15 minutes of silent meditation. Enjoy and let your light shine.
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