Loving Kindness

Heart-Mind Meditation – Day 3 As the national US election nears, it is easy to default to focusing on our differences and on that which separates us. It is the perfect time within the practice to generate some heart focused positivity and offer it to those in need… most likely each and every one of … More Loving Kindness

Heart Connection

Heart-Mind Meditation – Day 2 When we center our awareness in the heart, we are accessing the space within ourselves where we find presence; where we often put our hand when we refer to “I” or “me” in earnest. As we breathe and gently focus upon the heart, we begin to expand and include. The … More Heart Connection

Let Go. Find Joy.

Soften, Open, Release Meditation – Day 3 Peace starts with shaping our interior; molding, trimming, and creating space for it. Peace can then move out into the world. You need only sense into the experience of judgement, blame, and divisiveness to feel the heaviness. Peace feels lighter and more free. Creating space for peace, naturally makes room for experiences such … More Let Go. Find Joy.

Gold, Then Gone

Soften, Open, Release Meditation – Day 1 It is autumn in New England. Each day fresh colors splash across the tree-line to create an ever-new, ever-colorful, ever-changing landscape. It is a spectacle that we look forward to each year… and a celebration of release. It supports this week’s meditation theme: Soften, Open, and Release. Receiving … More Gold, Then Gone

Experiencing More

Soften, Open, Receive Meditation – Day 3 To inspire another person is to fill them with the desire to be creative, to be expansive or to experience more. When we are inspired, we naturally become receptive. The word “inspire” is derived from the Latin  word inspirare meaning, ‘to breathe or blow into.’ in (into) + spirare (breathe) = inspirare: to excite, to inflame; to put life into … More Experiencing More

The Art of Allowing

Soften, Open, Receive Meditation – Day 2 We are constantly receiving. During waking hours, our sensory perceptions are constantly translating our experiences. At the same time, we are choosing where to land our awareness and what to allow in. Softening to an experience and allowing it to linger in the field of awareness takes practice. … More The Art of Allowing

Present and Receptive

You receive a new breath every few seconds. There are great teachings within this natural occurrence; you need only to make yourselves fully available it. Softening and opening to the breath makes one receptive to the meditative experience. As this practice begins to permeate your awareness, you begin to sense whether you are rigid or soft, … More Present and Receptive

Flow Forward

Flow Meditation – Day 3 “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu, author of Tao Te Ching. There is a time to take a stand, to act, and to say, … More Flow Forward

Drip. Drop. Drip.

Flow Meditation – Day 2 Are you able to go with the flow? Do you meet change with open-mindedness and with little resistance? Fact is, adaptability is essential to our longevity; at very least, it helps us get through the day with ease. Practicing flow helps us cultivate lots of positive qualities – a willingness … More Drip. Drop. Drip.

Observing Flow

Flow Meditation – Day 1 Thoughts can line up in the mind like airplanes cued on the runway for take-off. As soon as one disappears in the distance, a new one revs its engines. It is called a thought-stream after-all. “What is that noise?” “Oh, it’s the dryer.” “Did I clean the lint filter when … More Observing Flow

Taking It All In

Tip of the Nose Meditation – Day 2   The essence of this week’s theme, Tip of the Nose, is captured in the photo above. This child is still, focused, captivated, and fully present. Perhaps the outer environment is crowded and hectic; needless to say, the plane is moving 600 mph… but no worries because from … More Taking It All In

The Meeting Place

Tip of the Nose Meditation – Day 1  We meet here again to meditate. Wonderful! Meeting places can be quite specific. Perhaps you have readied yourself for meditation in a specific place, a designated quiet zone for an allotted time which allows for peace of mind… your own specific meditation place. This week we are … More The Meeting Place

I Got Life

Smile Meditation – Day 3 London, 1968. In a recording of a live performance of “Ain’t Got No – I Got Life,” Nina Simone sings about struggle – hardship and struggle – finally asking, “What have I got nobody can take away?” And then she smiles a beautiful smile. “Got my hair, got my head, got my … More I Got Life

Fill Your Smile

Smile Meditation – Day 2 May your smiles be filled with juicy sweetness. A smile is a bowl after all, and that’s not only considering its shape. A smile contains. It makes room for and allows. It says, “yes.” A smile holds you in pristine presence. In today’s meditation, we sit with the subtleties of the smile and … More Fill Your Smile

A Breath and a Smile

Smile Meditation – Day 1 We’re back with a new round of meditations and we’re so glad you are joining us. On behalf of Spirit Fire, welcome. Gentleness, peace and openness will be themes throughout. These can be the qualities of the moment, any moment. We can create space for them, allow them in and … More A Breath and a Smile