12b. Life current and the fields created

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

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

Generative: musing on Root Races through Ganesha

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

What do shamans and Tibetan Buddhists have in common?

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?

Coming to Awareness

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

Profound simplicity

“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

The Perfect Journey, the perfect play

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

Treasure trove of meditations: reach in!

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!

Still growing?

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?

Wesak: Christ consciousness and the emptiness of compassion

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

Links of Interdependence

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?

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?

Subtle Anatomy and the Meditative States, 9-month program

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