Using meditative creative imagination, we hover in space looking back to planet Earth. So beautiful. Radiant with auroras at both poles, the power of storms and lightning flash across the surface of the planet in various locations, yet a serenity prevails overall. This meditation elicits awe, gratitude, and dedication to the amazing planet that we … More World Service: The view from space
This image is from Greenland. As beautiful as these ice jewels are, they are reporting changes due to global climate change. Like a person who loses his or her hair due to chemotheraphy but looks beautiful in his or her baldness, these ice formations also are a sign of the sickness of Earth yet they … More World Service: Jewel-like
Sudan is poised to create a genocide. Refugees from several wars or famines of the world have nowhere to go but can’t stay where they are. The US has elected a wild-card for its president and the Brits have chosen to exit the EU. Wisdom asks “does self-serving ever really serve one’s self?” Aren’t we … More Service: Unity – One world, one shared life
Imagine every being on Earth connected as one heart. This meditation brought tears to some in the retreat group in Milwaukee. May it touch you deeply too.
Plants turn toward the sun and prepare for a winter’s sleep as the seasons change. Animals navigate by the magnetic lines of Earth, some by the sky as seen from the ground, and some by moonlight. These forms of sensitivity are shared by many creatures on Earth, and human beings add their own forms of … More World Service: Sensitive Heart
Downloadable: Service: Sensitive
Think of all the colors that you see everyday: the color of your skin, your eyes, the colors of leaves and plants, of animals – especially insects, the colors of the sky at different times of the day. Color is evidence of light, in fact, is a manifestation of light. Color all around us, inside … More World Service: gradations, permutations, and demonstrations of light
Mother Earth is a huge space ship spiraling around the Sun. The Sun, with its planets in tow, is corkscrewing through the Milky Way Galaxy at an amazing speed, never stopping. The Milky Way Galaxy is also hurtling through space. Yet, right now, you sit, read, and feel as if you are not moving. Who … More Service: spiraling
The smell of cinnamon from pancakes is in the air. The cinnamon came from somewhere far away and has a long history of the labor of others, yet here it is in pancakes making them tasty. The cotton in the clothes that I am wearing from top to bottom also has had the labor of … More Service: The Labor of Others
One day, I was meditating outside. Nature teamed around me, everything in flow, beauty in all directions. I looked up at the sky and the thought came that “everything is still inside the womb of Mother Earth.” The flash of awareness that swept through me was profound: everything seen, perceived, and related to; all in … More Service: The Womb of Existence
To Mother Earth, all beings and forms of life are equal, and equally necessary. A microbe or virus is part of the harmony of life just as is a rainbow or fledgling taking first flight. What if humanity could hold all life forms equal in heart and mind? What would result from that? This is … More Service: Equal, in Harmony
Look around you. Most likely, there is beauty around you in some form. the sky the greenery flowers (even if called weeds by some people) the color of food and spices animals and animal sounds the feeling of the wind or breeze and the dance of the trees to it. There is also the flow … More World Service: Our Mother, in so many ways
Earth is dynamic unto itself on the surface. Seasons, cycles, myriads of life forms all in motion and communication – lots going on. Yet, in addition to this plethora of life vibrancy is the inner dynamics of the Earth, such as those that create the electro-magnetic field. Each Sunday World Service meditation examines a sameness … More World Service: Dynamic Inner Sameness
On this Mother’s Day, we once again appreciate Mother Earth. All existence here on Earth is born of Her. All are born from the womb of her creative inspiration and nurtured on her ceaseless patience and kindness. Her children number in the quadrillions! every leaf on every tree, bush, plant, or flower, every blade of … More Mother’s Day with Mother Gaia
The world is sprouting. Change is everywhere. Are you part of the change? Do you feel the surging of change? Are you changing with the change? In this World Service meditation, recorded with the Milwaukee meditation retreat, we participate in the energies of the Earth and participate in change. Downloadable podcast: Service: Newness Photograph: … More World Service: Newness
Both Easter and Passover mark beginnings, beginnings that include processes of death. During the days held significant by their religions, one must wonder why Life-Death is that which signals their sacredness? In both stories, death is represented by mundane authorities (Pharaoh in one, Pilate and the leaders of the Pharisees and the Sadducees in the … More Deeper Meanings for World Service
Due to a family obligation, there is no live meditation today. But, last Sunday’s meditation was precious and joyful. I hope you will enjoy this meditation again, and serve the world through your appreciation and joy. Where we sit is relative to where we are on Earth. For this World Service meditation, I was sitting … More One more time: World Service: Outside my window
They have new life in common. A volcano’s eruption is the creation of new rock which will, in time, become the ground upon which life will grow. The human heart also creates. The heart brings forward truth, empathy, and long-term wise creative solutions to problems. The heart renews life. The lava of a volcano is … More World Service: What do the heart and a volcano have in common?
We ignite the heart. Its radiance spreads in all directions. Its light and vibration render all people and things equal in their preciousness, in their necessity to world well-being. Then, we alight the ajna center. Once again, radiance spreads in all directions. This light and vibrational quality makes appearances transparent, as if the outer form … More Radiating Equanimity
Our breath comes from the planet, as does our food and existence. Our choices effect the planet, as do our thoughts, types of emotions, and physical movement. We are planetary beings. Importantly, we are planetary beings not only on the microcosmic side of the equation but also on the macro. You and I are integral … More We are planetary beings.
We know its’ true: the world will only be made better through you and I. The Christ said it well: “You are the Light of the world.” Gandhi said it well also, “Be the change you want to see.” The Aquarian Age is born in our hearts and actions, in our beliefs and choices. It … More Everyday, YOU are the Light of the World.
Each Sunday, we meditate with and celebrate Mother Earth. This meditation was one where we considered our necessity to Earth as part of Her plan. In other words, we are here for a reason important to Earth. As such, what is it that a human being alone can bring to Earth’s plan for her part … More Our purpose on Earth
A book recommendation to begin:The Salmon in the Spring, the ecology of Celtic spirituality by Jason Kirkey. Put it on your holiday gifts-to-receive list! A bit about it is said at the beginning of the podcast. This book is congruent with the intentions of the Sunday World Service meditations because the emphasis is on the … More Inspiration and Motivation
Life is on Earth is the ongoing dance of sameness within the manifestations of diversity. Think of it: rivers, veins, flow of wind and oceanic currents; heart as it expresses in every living creature and person as well as through the nucleus of every cell and atom; the tops of things, crowns, crowning glories of … More Unanimity and uniqueness
Meditate with the World. Does more need to be said? Downloadable podcast: Life is One
Each World Service meditation invites wonder, appreciation, and gratitude for living on and in this amazing planet. Mother Earth is not only our home and source of life but also displays dimensions of Her beingness through all creatures and creation. This meditation, once again, uses one’s heart, ajna, and crown centers in order to open … More Dimensions of Earth-being
Seasons change, animals move on, leaves change color and somersault through the air landing softly on the ground. Do people have seasons or cycles of change? We are having one right now, and many have come before. A new age is upon us from the outside and the in. On the outside, the effects of … More Change of seasons … for humanity
Every day is the right day to invoke the celestial forces of Light and Harmony into the Earth and humanity. A full moon cycle amplifies that which is invoked and evoked. As fellow human beings flee from horrible states of war, famine, and hatred, we can invoke the powers of Harmony. We are all beings … More Invoking Cosmic Harmony in World Service
Each Sunday, we rejoice in Mother Earth, celebrate the wonders of being alive, knowing that in that celebration we are conducting the highest energies through all strata of existence. Each week we delight in the truth that heart is shared by all creatures and creation, and that all manifestations of the heart are all Her … More Planetary Circulatory System
Every Sunday, we meditate with Mother Earth. Our relation to Her, Her expression, and Her truth of Beingness is our focus. Why? Because She is our mother, our source, and our comfort. Blood in our veins is red from iron and fluid from rain. Breath in our lungs is vitality itself breathed from plants to … More Revelations of Mother Earth
World Service meditations continue through the break in the rounds. This meditation focuses on the heart, ajna, and crown chakras for their planetary sameness through Life’s expressions. Best to do the meditation for the planet and personal insight, rather than me explaining. Downloadable podcast: Three chakras, one planetary Life.mp4
Every Sunday, we give service to Mother Earth through contemplation of being alive and part of her life’s expression. Doing so, we bring balance to our thoughts about self-importance, or hardship, or disconnectedness; and we do so through beauty, presence, and the amazing wonders that we live every day. No matter what one’s situation, no … More In Balance
This post is a day behind – sorry. The physical body’s was unusually off over the weekend, but you wouldn’t know it by the meditation! Every Sunday we celebrate Mother Earth. Doing so, we celebrate all that lives, the miracles of life, and of being alive on this precious blue jewel planet. This meditation uses … More Cells of Mother Earth
Humanity is one. Imagine humanity living from the range of human Beingness. In this meditation, we achieve a refined state and experience the experience of wholeness thus no conflict in this state the feeling of fulfillment and contentment thus no sense of lack or grasping in this state no desire to be distracted because this … More A world bettered by human Beingness
I love the Earth! I wake up every day singing praises and gratitude for life and being alive. Thank you, Mother Earth! This World Service meditation is born from that heart, from the joyous realizations that this life is possible because of Mother Earth. This meditation engages the layer os heart and heart chakra that … More I love the Earth!
Every component of our physical presence is predicated upon and created out of Mother Earth. The integrity of the living form through which we express is born from and will return to Mother Earth. But, human Awareness-Being is not created out of the substances of Earth yet is integral to the evolution of Earth. Note … More Integral: Mother Earth
This meditation was like velvet from the beginning. Harmony seemed to be invoked before the meditation began and then enwrapped us in its smooth flow. As nice as that might be, the emphasis of the World Service meditations is the fact of shared consciousness on our Earth – thus, as we meditated in the refined … More Harmony
That’s the intention. Earth is a planet nursery for love in all its forms. Kindness, patience, care, nurturing, and celebrating life demonstrates in all kingdoms. Only human beings willingly choose and act otherwise. Yes, there is predation among species of animals, but the overriding emphasis of life on Earth is giving and care. Hardship is … More A planet of kindness?
Great are the shoulders and treatises that the current new age teachers and spiritual mentors stand upon. The ancient mysteries have fostered humanity for ages beyond time. We do well to honor this fact and to understand that the current erudite teachers that guide us by example and method were trained through several previous lives. … More Embodiment of celestial proportions
You and I are pure vibration. For that matter, everything is! The Earth, the Sun, the solar system, and all life forms are experiencing the influx of vibrations from the galactic center. The Sun is responding with interesting flares, ejections, and perturbations. The Earth is responding to both the Sun and the galaxy with fluctuations … More Vibrating with Life
Harmony is the reason we exist and we are well equipped to accomplish harmony. heart-center seeks relatedness and experiences relatedness with everything ajna-center has the capacity to perceive in all realms and through any seeming appearance crown-center holds the purpose of embodied Being. In aligning these three, or simply living from the heart, harmony is … More Harmony – world service
Most people begin a meditation practice with the intention of self-help or self-regulation of some kind. That’s positive and serves family, friends, work, and self. But there is a greater reason to learn to meditate and to increase one’s skill at it. Human beings are energy transmitters and receivers. The world is receiving new incoming … More The real reason to meditate
Humanity does more damage to itself than nature. Over and over again, we fight, we kill, we steal, and perpetuate the ways of death. Change can only come from you and I, from each person addressing the aggression within, addressing the sense of entitlement and the divisiveness which we live within ourselves. In that clarity … More Heroes of Compassion
Every aspect of everything we are, see, perceive, and can do is replicated a trillion trillion times through all the manifestations of life on Planet Earth. Consider it. Seeing, perceiving, and making sense of what one perceives is a complex awareness shared by all life forms from microscopic to gigantic. Arteries and veins, rivers, and … More The mystery of Oneness: world service meditation
“Life is One. All beings are One.” Mother Earth is one, and all life upon this planet is one. The World Service meditations through Spirit Fire began several years ago. In the beginning few years, it was by conference call with usually 20 or so people every Sunday. Since that time, people’s lives have become … More One Shared Life