In Charge of Your Experience

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

Caduceus and the Central Channel

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 and the Central Channel

Back To Center

Central Channel Meditation – Day 3 What does it mean to feel “centered?” Most would say that when they feel centered, they can sense the fullness of their being. They feel poised or collected or aligned. We could use any number of terms that refer to a sense of equilibrium. If I were to invite … More Back To Center

Seed Thoughts for the Chakras

Central Channel Meditation – Day 2  Meditation is often promoted as a practice that facilitates peace of mind for the practitioner. This is true, but there’s more… much more. Meditation is also helpful with mental receptivity; in this sense, it can be very creative. Meditation can produce new thoughts, illuminations, and inspirations. This is the … More Seed Thoughts for the Chakras

13a: Interior Dimensionality: toroidal flow

Our insides create our outsides. In other words, the condition of our inner well-being will create our outer life. If one’s inner anatomy and mindset are in turmoil, cluttered, or out of balance, then one’s life will be the same. Yet, as we cultivate simplicity, rhythm, and the assent of our spiritual nature, our outer … More 13a: Interior Dimensionality: toroidal flow

Results

When one’s meditation practice works, it feels really good. Delicious, blissful, empty, peaceful, inspiring, or vibrant are words that people often use to describe the states and experiences that they “don’t want to come out of” when ending a meditation. That’s understandable. We can experience these experiences because they are the substance and expression of … More Results

Effortless Effort

In The Practice of Living Awareness, the experience of “settling” leads to everything else. That might seem obvious because it’s the first technique engaged, yet, let’s analyze what’s going on inside that minute or so. A smile brings readiness and contentment to the moment. A long slow deep breath potentially rivets one in Presence. Add … More Effortless Effort

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

12a. Straight up

The central channel is a mechanism within the human subtle body. Truth be told, a central channel is found within all bodies on the planet: animal, plant, mountains, and rivers. In a human being, the chakras or energy centers are aligned along it. The same is so for other beings and their subtle bodies. The … More 12a. Straight up

Nebula Sameness

“When one is living from pure Being, one is pure radiance. When a human being is living from the fullness of the heart, that person is pure compassion. When a human being is living from the full range of skills, acumen, creative abilities that are innate and available, that person is unstoppable in the processes … More Nebula Sameness

The caduceus within

The caduceus is an ancient symbol. Among its layers of meaning is the central channel within a human being. Certain chakras are also represented: ajna is the wings and the altitude that one experiences with meditative attention and crown chakra is the ball at the top. This presentation combines the DNA helix with the caduceus … More The caduceus within

The stature of one’s practice

It is called a practice for a reason. With diligence, effort, and right motivation, a meditation practice will establish within oneself. If any of these is missing or haphazard, then that which a meditation practice is and that which it will bring forward within a person cannot happen. What can happen within oneself when the … More The stature of one’s practice

The many grounds of one’s life

The ground gives one a sense of stability and surety. What are other things that do that? concepts and beliefs some forms of relationship a sense of self, who or what we think we are thinking (“I think therefore I am.” one’s environment, or the working of appliances, or the internet, or electricity Most of … More The many grounds of one’s life

The powerful Ground of meditation

I could sing the praises of meditation day and night! The powers that it brings forward from inside a person are profound and common. Patience: did you ever consider patience a power? How amazing is gentle patience, calmness in the turbulence of modern life, joyful celebration of a child being a child and needing extra … More The powerful Ground of meditation

The ground within (Step 11b)

A meditation practice brings us home to within. There to be discovered is patience, ease, and dedication. Inside ourself is brilliance of all kinds, joy ready to giggle, and integrity. A meditation practice brings us to the truth that has been said by masters of all traditions: there is nowhere to go and no one else to … More The ground within (Step 11b)