Breathe and Notice

  A simple breath – it is so easy and goes unnoticed for most. Bringing awareness to the breath energizes and creates space. Take a long slow deep breath, and an even longer, slower exhale, and notice.  Notice how your body feels.  Notice how your system slows down.  Notice the space that is created, the … More Breathe and Notice

Change-ability

  This picture was taken on a mild winter day.  The wind was blowing across the pond as rays of sunshine were streaming through the clouds.  It was fascinating to observe that as the sun was melting the ice, the wind was moving the water, causing waves to move in and through the ice. Sun, … More Change-ability

What goes up, must come down

    Meditation often is often depicted as “going up”, striving for the unknown, that ineffable, unreachable something.  It is a desire that lies deep within that drives us, to truly experience or in-body this something greater.  It seems to be an attainment or placement of sorts, the reaching of a pinnacle from where we … More What goes up, must come down

What goes up, must come down

    Meditation often is often depicted as “going up”, striving for the unknown, that ineffable, unreachable something.  It is a desire that lies deep within that drives us, to truly experience or in-body this something greater.  It seems to be an attainment or placement of sorts, the reaching of a pinnacle from where we … More What goes up, must come down

What’s the Buzz?

What’s the Buzz?   Sometimes we think that meditation should be about relaxing, letting the mind go, releasing tension and escaping from everyday stress and worries.  Yes, we do want to release tension and worry, and yet remain totally awake, aware, and present while maintaining our focus and opening to the higher wisdom and direction … More What’s the Buzz?

Intermediate: Creating the habit of Awareness

Changing one habit for another is an ongoing human endeavor. The goal is to have the new habit be a better one, better determined by the benefits it provides. Transforming habitual patterns for in-the-moment Awareness and recognition is a process that can be powerful unto itself, however, the results are where the lasting benefits lie. … More Intermediate: Creating the habit of Awareness

9b. Openness

Creative thinking, contemplation, appreciation, and inspiration are by-products of the expansive or open quality of mind. This is the second quality that we are engaging this week with Step 9 of the Entry practice. We recall that the human mind includes all thinking, emoting, sensing and sensation. In general, these are related to the exacting … More 9b. Openness

Intermediate: Levitation=Expanding the Ground

In order to levitate, one has to recognize the ground of space; one has to realize that the ground that one walks on and the ground-state of Awareness are the same. In other words, with the expansion of one’s perception of reality, the various levels of subtle and energetic states become just as tangible and … More Intermediate: Levitation=Expanding the Ground

Intermediate: Levitation and the One Ground

In Buddhism there is a phrase, “There is one ground.” The statement refers to the one ground of Awareness. Realizing that Awareness is the only true ground, one realizes the source of one’s reality, and realizes the foundation for all conditioned or non-conditioned states of being. This precious image of a young meditator levitating is … More Intermediate: Levitation and the One Ground

Intermediate: Unfolding Being

Life on Earth unfolds. Plants do it (leaves and flower petals), insects do it (wiggling out of cocoons or tree trunk burrows then letting wings dry and form), babies do it (the unfold through birth having unfolded and grown in the womb. Living Awareness unfolds too. Consciousness, like wisdom, expands and matures through a life, … More Intermediate: Unfolding Being

Intermediate: Your vibration is sounding.

Science 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 … More Intermediate: Your vibration is sounding.

Intermediate: Undoing the patterns of consciousness

We are pure awareness; and the layers of identification and conceptualizations that we have about everything including ourself is fabrication. This photo of a mosaic in a mosque is beautiful but it can never display the absolute beauty of Reality as it is. Our mind is like the mosaic, and its processes are like the … More Intermediate: Undoing the patterns of consciousness

Intermediate: common day mahamudra

Remember in the third Matrix movie when one of the programs says to Neo, “Karma? Karma is a word.” The point was that whatever one might understand about karma or label as karma working out is that person’s understanding. Whether or not that understanding is reality regarding karma is ultimately immaterial because to that person … More Intermediate: common day mahamudra

Intermediate: Limitless

Long spaces, the velvet of Presence, and experiences of the extraordinary pervade this meditation. With these, the extraordinary becomes normal, and the profound is increasingly recognized in and as common. Enjoy the experiences Awareness-Being.   Downloadable podcast: Intermediate: Limitlessness

3c: The flow of Presence and Awareness

Sitting by a swift flowing river in meditation has been a meditation training for many millennia. Ultimately, the training is not about the roar of the water or its splash but of the river itself. The river is expressing its nature. Meditation, in time, allows one to also experience the inner beingness that one’s outer … More 3c: The flow of Presence and Awareness

Intermediate: Tantric ground

Tantric meditation and a tantric orientation in life is one of constantly bringing two qualities of Being into union and then sustaining that unified state. On the cushion that might be experienced through clarity and expansiveness (awareness and heart) being ripened and then sustained as a state. Off the cushion the same two qualities would … More Intermediate: Tantric ground

Intermediate: The Light of Sacredization

Why does humanity exist? Among the significant reasons is the human capacity to express light. Clarity, ingenuity, integrity, wisdom, and harmonious creativity are expressions of light through creative intelligence. Respect, kindness, care, equanimity, compassion, saving and helping are expressions of light relationally. Lightness of being, humor, the arts, inspiration, aspiration, idealism, optimism, humility, genuineness, patience, … More Intermediate: The Light of Sacredization

Continuous dimensionality: the Antahkarana

We are dimensional beings. Antahkarana is the vibrational continuous nature of the dimensionality of Awareness-Being. Awareness is this simple, as is Moment, Being, Presence (or Sanskrit or Tibetan words for the same). Intuition is as aspect of this dimensionality. It is knowing in an additional dimensional way, which is why it tends to be dismissed … More Continuous dimensionality: the Antahkarana

Understanding and Building the Antahkarana: Relation-Connection

The focus in this meditation is that relation is the nature and function of the antahkarana. Though called many things in different settings and disciplines, the factor of relation is a macrocosmic principle. In this context, that principle is called antahkarana. Simply, relation is the connection between two terminal points. Yet, and importantly so, each … More Understanding and Building the Antahkarana: Relation-Connection

Understanding and building the Antahkarana: Dimensionality

We are dimensional beings. That is to say, we are a composite of many layers of reality and Being. Yet, most people identify themselves as their body which goes to the gym or needs certain food, or as a set of happy emotions or frustrated ones. Yet, our body is dimensional; emotions, mind, awareness, telepathic … More Understanding and building the Antahkarana: Dimensionality

Christ/Buddha/Shamballa nature: we are this!

Being human is to embody the Christ Consciousness – the capacity of the heart. Being human is to express buddha nature – the fullness of expansive, enlightened wisdom and perception. Being human is to understand oneself as identical in essence as all existence on Earth. In this way, does on boldly express the Shamballa energy … More Christ/Buddha/Shamballa nature: we are this!

10c: This is how it works.

Luminous perception is a synthesis of a few ingredients. It is also a result. The meditation guides one simply and effectively such that one experiences the components as well as the result. Enjoy this meditation!   Downloadable podcast: Entry: This is how it works.   Photo: Dew from Sampok on DeviantART

9c: Experience is what matters.

The experience of swimming is much more vibrant than reading about swimming. The taste of a mango is distinct from looking at the picture of a mango. Similarly, the personal experience of observing and recognizing the states and qualities of mind empowers one in a way that no theory or explanation of these qualities can. … More 9c: Experience is what matters.

Intermediate: Refined Vibrations

Right and wrong is a teaching for children; and in the case of potential danger, appropriately so. However, when cultivating meditation or reflecting on one’s livingness of truth or integrity, right and wrong does not serve. Instead, one evaluates limitation and range of expression or range of Being being expressed as a litmus. As such, … More Intermediate: Refined Vibrations

Generative: Beingness within

The uncommon appearance of most presentations of deity could make one think that the qualities or attributes that these arms or heads or colors represent are also uncommon. But not so. That which is being displayed is a reminder and invocation to those same qualities and abilities within oneself. In other words, the qualities of … More Generative: Beingness within

Intermediate: Regardless of the weather

Low pressure systems of weather are an example of things that can significantly effect one’s day yet something over which one has no control. For many people cloudy or rainy days bring an increase of physical pain or discomfort, might detrimentally effect brain functioning or mental acuity, or bring on the blues and mild depression … More Intermediate: Regardless of the weather

7a: Interlude – experience space

Interlude is the space between, between in-breath and out-breath, between out-breath and in, it is the space between thoughts. Interlude is the space – the empty non-action – before action is engaged. Often action is engaged robotically, habitually. Just as often, action is the result of chasing a desire or running away from something, avoiding … More 7a: Interlude – experience space

Intermediate: the wetness of water

The Intermediate practice is examining inseparability, and that one is inseparable from the reality that one creates. There is tremendous empowerment in living with the understanding of inseparability forefront. But, what is inseparability? An example will help the mind wrap around it. For instance, wetness is inseparable from water. Water, in a liquid state, is … More Intermediate: the wetness of water

Intermediate: Energy, Awareness: Simple

The excellence of energy is that it is complete unto itself. All potentiality is within it, thus all possibilities. Awareness is an energy. It also sets energy in motion. As such, awareness and energy are inseparable. This is so in all ways: mundane or exalted. This means that how we are living our awareness is the … More Intermediate: Energy, Awareness: Simple

Generative: Waking with Pure Being

You know that you are Pure Being, right? One can ask, “Then why do we struggle? Where is joy?” The simple answer has to do with where we put our focus. Focusing on Pure Being (which we are and everything potentially is displaying), we experience delight, wonder, ease, and lightness of being even when times … More Generative: Waking with Pure Being

Webcast: Engaging the Bodhisattva Heart of Humanity

What if the very purpose of humanity is to bring forward the ingenuity and clarity of compassion in every regard? This webcast introduces that idea as well as three upcoming online course in this regard. 1.The heart and its power experienced through Entanglement Theory and morphic field resonance. in other words, how interconnectedness is quantifiably … More Webcast: Engaging the Bodhisattva Heart of Humanity

The Heart: Grandest Torus of Them All

 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

12b: Like the atmosphere or the ocean

When a practitioner breathes long and slow and deep, a set of qualities can be experienced. Some are subtle and some immediate and apparent. If one settles into simply breathing – the in and up of the breath as well as the out and down of the breath – whole vistas of experience await and … More 12b: Like the atmosphere or the ocean

Integrity and destiny

The Intermediate group meditation used considerations from a quote from Heraclitus. The three primary qualities of mind-awareness have myriad expressions. They include heinous actions, neurotic thoughts, and painful emotions. The same three qualities can produce sublime and profound actions of compassion, wisdom to last ages, empathy as deep as the ocean, and give meaning to … More Integrity and destiny

9b. Clarity and Expanse

Clarity is a natural quality of awareness. Clarity is also involved in the details of life. Clarity includes choosing our words, obeying traffic rules, being mindful of timing and appointments, and when the toothpaste is running low. Profound examples of clarity include illumination, realization, insight, and the sparkle and lightness of being. The first set … More 9b. Clarity and Expanse

The Inseparable Pervasive Three Qualities of Awareness-Mind

All through the day, quality is expressing. Realizing the qualities as they express is an aspect of awakened awareness. Happiness or sadness, jealousy or delight, impatience or ease are the surface noticings of qualities. Registering the karmic feeling in a meeting or relationship, or acknowledging the sensations and intuitions in a location are further examples … More The Inseparable Pervasive Three Qualities of Awareness-Mind