Nature’s abundance offers us many lessons if we have the eyes to see and the ears to hear. Parallels can be drawn between one’s meditation practice and hummingbirds. Their wings move in a figure 8 pattern, otherwise known as the infinity sign. They have a large hippocampus in the brain for spatial memory, which holds … More Hovering at Infinity’s Door
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
Each Sunday in the World Service meditation, a similarity between Mother Earth and ourselves or other beings is highlighted. That is the focus because with greater awareness and appreciation of the oneness and shared livingness (even forms of existence), human beings will live with greater respect, honor, and valuing of Earth and all creatures. The … More 12b. Life current and the fields created
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
Religious, spiritual and esoteric traditions of the world provide systems by which to understand oneself and one’s Path. The systems have factors in common because human beings are human beings! The religious traditions tend to emphasize leaving the world, being saved from the world and its dense factors, while also focusing on virtue and responsibility … More A Way to Understand Oneself
Help is all around us. Mentoring and beneficial advice is available to us from the inside or the outside through signs and people all the time. The ancestors that have taught us, protected us, nurtured our consciousness and our life, are with us right now. Their kindness and wisdom has never left. In addition to … More Intermediate: Intimate, Integral, Inseparable
This is a half hour visually rich presentation that pre-views or prefaces my upcoming online course. I hope you’ll enjoy the webcast and consider the adventure of the five-week online course.
What I appreciate about symbolism is its pan-global and possibly pan-historic quality. As I was contemplating this image before meditation, it occurred to me that it is likely that much of this imagery comes to us through various root races, and that we might be able to identify the root race symbolism that has come … More Generative: musing on Root Races through Ganesha
In learning more about mudra, one is learning about energy: how one understands it, uses it, lives according to its principles, and invokes it. We are approaching the subject of mudra in a truly meditative way, that is to say, from the point of view of insight, of causes, conditions, and results. My intention with … More Intermediate: Infinite potential
Did you know that shamans of North America and Tibetan Buddhist monks practice some rituals that are very similar? Did you know that the Mayan Wheel of Time has much in common with the Kalachakra Wheel of Time? or that the Virgin Birth is a myth shared by spiritual teachings in addition to Christianity? Religion … More What do shamans and Tibetan Buddhists have in common?
As 2016 begins, radiate from your heart. Let us contribute light and goodness into the world. Then ground that light further by including the Earth in your radiating. And finally, reach and align to the greater Will of which we all are a part, and shine all the more. Make 2016 happier through your the … More A New Year meditation
Breathing in from above, one experiences purpose, intention, and reason for being. Breathing from the front, appearances and circumstances systematically dissolve in the recognition that all is ephemeral and changing. Breathing from behind, one experiences the trail of causes and conditions that have convened to create the present. Breathing from the Earth’s ground, one experiences … More Coming to Awareness
“I breathe in. I breathe out.” Siddharta sat under a tree and, after six years of harsh ascetic practices, realized that the simplicity of conscious breathing was the key to awareness. One might ask why is this so? One is best off experiencing the answer for oneself, however the short answer is this: through the … More Profound simplicity
Choice. The choice to incarnate, the choices in our life, the choice for awareness. Choice is an interesting contemplation, one best engaged throughout one’s day as choices from the most mundane and habitual to the sublime and spontaneous arise, float through, and call us every day. Awareness is a choice. Or maybe, non-awareness is? Either … More The Perfect Journey, the perfect play
Engage in the profound nature of innate Being. We are the divine triplicity: father-mother-child. Called by many names, one tri-une unwordable essence is being pointed at. You are that. All is That. – Originally posted in 2012. Monad-Father, Solar Angel-Mother, Awareness Child Meditation:
The few weeks interim between rounds is a great opportunity to experience themes of meditation that have occurred through The Practice of Living Awareness. Entry, Intermediate, Generative series of meditations are the scaffolding of The Practice, and a variety of meditation themes and training are explored and experienced through experimenting with them. Additionally, the World … More Treasure trove of meditations: reach in!
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
Working in the garden this morning, I contemplated the growth of the plants. Many things are necessary in order for that to happen. Yet, when all that is necessary is present, then the plant grows and brings forward its fullness. So, I pondered, is my meditation practice still growing? Is meditation still producing fruit? Downloadable … More Still growing?
There is little to say but much to experience as we alight and unfold each center into its multi-dimensionality. Doing so, we experience the smooth uninterrupted continuum of Awareness-Being. Downloadable podcast: Continuum: awareness-being.mp4
Ever wonder how much humanity has spiritually grown since its beginning? We could look around and say not much at all, but when we look more deeply, the evolution of consciousness presents itself. Humanity is not what it used to be. En masse we are more intelligent, capable of more understanding, and expressing many forms … More Humanity has grown through meditation
Ever wonder how much humanity has spiritually grown? We could look around and say not much at all, but when we look more deeply, the evolution of consciousness presents itself. Humanity is not what it used to be. En masse we are more intelligent, capable of more understanding, and expressing many forms of genius. This … More Meditation is in our deep memory.
A meditation sets the stage for an inner alignment to Buddha nature through Christ consciousness. In truth, all holy days and heightened vibrational cycles are celebrating emptiness-limitlessness and its power. With Wesak and the Taurus full moon we bow into the experience of limitlessness through the demonstrations of Christ consciousness and Buddha nature. Experience creates … More Wesak: Christ consciousness and the emptiness of compassion
This video series goes well with the intention to meditate and experience the results of awareness that meditation can bring. Gratitude to Sindy who originally posted this on her blog, Butterflies and me, and to Symbol Reader who passed it on.
Why are we hardwired for pattern recognition? Because this is consciousness recognizing itself through fractal reiterations which consciousness perceives as everything. It is astounding to realize that all that we perceive is awareness simply coming to know itself. That process is one of the interdependence of the senses, perception, and awareness. Podcast: Links of interdependence, … More Links of Interdependence
Why meditate? Because meditation changes everything. It changes our bio-chemistry. Blood pressure is decreased. Endorphins that enhance well-being and good feelings are released and thus not only help with mood and stress, but reduce cortisol levels in the body, acidity in the belly, tightness in the muscles, and overall edginess. It changes our relation to … More Why Meditate?
In many ways, this nine month course has been lifetimes in formation. Subtle Anatomy and the Meditative States has two intentions: to awaken your consciousness to new states and levels, and to point out ways to subjectively use that awakened consciousness more widely in service. This program is a landmark for Spirit Fire, its School … More Subtle Anatomy and the Meditative States, 9-month program