Meditative Momentum

    The latest round of online meditations has completed and we will pause for a bit before beginning again. The full round of meditations is on the blog if you’d like to enjoy a guided meditation during the break. Perhaps you’ll take-up self-led silent sittings for a while… set a timer and go. If … More Meditative Momentum

Reciprocity

Today’s meditation is at once simple and profound. We sit, align, give and receive.  It is about reciprocity. We align within ourselves and with all that is.  We contribute by giving of ourselves, our light and goodness, and at the same time we open to receive all that is of light and goodness.   Giving, receiving, … More Reciprocity

Align, Attune, Aspire

  Living Awareness Meditation – Day 2  Meditation offers us the opportunity to create clarity and spaciousness, both of which allow distortions to fall away and awareness to naturally arise. The result of all meditation practices is increased awareness and with that comes a mindful approach to life and life choices. Peace resides within the … More Align, Attune, Aspire

This Waking Moment

  Living Awareness Meditation – Day 1  Fourteen weeks have nearly passed since we took up this round of meditations and now the banquet has been freshly laid out before you. Life awaits, each waking moment to each waking moment. This is the final step of the latest round of the Practice of Living Awareness and … More This Waking Moment

Flowing Free

There is so much light, breath and spirit available to us every moment.  As we clear away the obstacles to this flow, we open to the world of potency, potential and possibility.  Some refer to it as the quantum field, the field of buddhi, infinite mind, or big mind.  Whatever name you chose to use, … More Flowing Free

Expand and Include

  Toroidal Flow Meditation – Day 3  While most of us associate Albert Einstein with his scientific prowess, his personal writings reveal a spiritual side that is every bit as revelatory. He writes, “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences … More Expand and Include

As Within, So Without

  Toroidal Flow Meditation – Day 2  Intentions lead to choices and choices lead to manifestations. As we look out into the material world we respond with new thoughts, feelings and desires. As a result, we create new intentions. We are constantly in relationship with the world, subtly and physically; as we’ve said many times, … More As Within, So Without

Toroidal Flow

  Toroidal Flow Meditation – Day 1  The torus is a fundamental energetic mechanism. Its circuitous motion creates a toroidal flow, where energy comes in through the top, circumnavigates in a spherical shape on the inside, comes out through the other end, and moves around the outside to return again to the top. We have … More Toroidal Flow

Clear Light

We truly don’t see the world as it is, we see it as we are, through our filters. Have you noticed that when your mind is distracted or you are emotionally upset that clarity tends to be elusive? A pure sheet of glass allows 100% of the light to flow through it.  Imperfections will alter the … More Clear Light

Being, Becoming, Breathing

  Central Channel Meditation – Day 3  The Crown Chakra, the Heart Chakra, and the Root Chakra: these three energy centers, when aligned, support our becoming… becoming connected, becoming grounded, becoming essential. Happy meditating.   Meditation Podcast: Central Channel – Day 3  

Earth Centered

  Ground of Being Meditation – Day 3  The heart is a centerpiece between our spiritual self and our human self. Within our energy architecture, the heart charka occupies the middle-ground  between the crown chakra and the root chakra. Chakras cascade the light of our spiritual beingness, one down to the next from the crown … More Earth Centered

Singing the Self

  Ground of Being Meditation – Day 2  “Clear and sweet is my soul, and clear and sweet is all that is not my soul.” – from Song of Myself, by Walt Whitman Nature provides the perfect soundtrack for this meditation on Ground of Being. Clear and sweet. Crickets being crickets. Happy meditating.     Meditation Podcast: Ground … More Singing the Self

Of the Earth

    Ground of Being Meditation – Day 1  Your thoughts arise from your brain, yet your mind exists beyond it. Emotions are the result of your neurobiology and its relationship with a wide variety of organs, glands, and hormones. Your physical body manifests as the result of… well, mostly pure magic. All of these … More Of the Earth

Universal Beingness

  Energy follows thought; this is a fact. Scans of a brain that is processing thoughts of a dramatic event show that its response is the same as if the dramatic event where real; that is, if it were happening in the physical world. Perceived stress is every bit a harmful as actual stressors… worrying … More Universal Beingness

The Luminous Mind

    Luminous Perception Meditation – Day 2  “In the infinity of life where I am, all is perfect, whole, and complete.” Now that is a luminous perception… and this polar bear seems to be in a position to take it all in! The perception aspect of ‘luminous perception’ is as much about receiving as it … More The Luminous Mind

Allowing Luminosity

    Luminous Perception – Day 1  As we go-with-the-flow of our experience of breathing, we feel lighter. After all, aspiration means to rise up and it is derived from the Latin, spirare, to breathe. As we inhale, there is a subtle sensation of being lifted up. We can find a certain lightness at the … More Allowing Luminosity

Let Your Light Grow

  Carol Martin’s Breathe Series – Meditation #10  You are a point of light – a divine spark of the light Divine. Your Personality doesn’t really know or care about this aspect of you however. So your challenge is to create in meditation a link to your Higher Self (or Soul’s) energy so that your … More Let Your Light Grow

Vastitude

  Mind Meditation- Day 3   Awareness is omnipresent; it just is. Our mind operates within the field of awareness and wisdom precipitates from it. As we create stability in the mind through non-judgmental attention (mindfulness + concentration), we create a doorway into the vast field of awareness. This doorway can easily become obstructed or even slammed … More Vastitude

Samadhi

Mind Meditation- Day 2  The Eightfold Path was consistently presented by the Buddha as a guide to end suffering. The eight parts are divided into three groupings: ethical conduct (right speech, right action, and right livelihood), mental discipline (right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration), and wisdom (right thought and right understanding). If we take … More Samadhi

What’s On Your Mind?

  Mind Meditation- Day 1  Judgement and criticism have been described as great human heresies. Why? Because they are divisive at their core. They inevitably lead to separateness. Negative thoughts lead to negative emotions which have a negative impact on our physiology, relationships, outlook, and our lives in general. Ponder the last time someone cut you … More What’s On Your Mind?

From Roots to Stars

A strong foundation gives us the roots from which to grow.  This stability does not always begin with family, but it does begin from within.  Instead of noticing the amazing and unique qualities and skill sets with which we are naturally endowed, we often turn to a sense of incompleteness, not good enough or a … More From Roots to Stars

Taking Your Seat

  Asana Meditation – Day 3  In early 1960, four young men walked into Woolworth’s in Greensboro, North Carolina, took a seat at the counter, and asked to be served lunch. They were denied because they were black. Their refusal to leave without service began a civil rights sit-in movement which quickly spread to college … More Taking Your Seat

The Body

  Asana Meditation – Day 1  As we move into the second half of this round of the Practice of Living Awareness, we’ll spend some time each week considering the ways that the second set of seven steps is a spiraling upward or a conscious extension of the first set of seven steps. For instance, … More The Body

The Energy of Will

  We’re exactly half way through the current round of meditations. Seven weeks behind us and seven weeks ahead. Sounds like a nice time for an interlude. We’ll take a week off from new meditation posts and let it all settle in. This week we’ll let you know what’s been going on at Spirit Fire… … More The Energy of Will

The Space Between

It’s the sweetest space, the space between. The space between Friday and Monday. The space between doing this and doing that. The space between what was and what will be. The space between thoughts. The space between break-ups, between breakfast and lunch, between Act 1 and Act 2, between hugs, between songs. It’s all so … More The Space Between

The Sweet Lull

  As we begin a new week of meditations, we begin to experience the efficacy of the steps we’ve worked with thus far and we begin to recognize that, in fact, we are meditating. Fullness of any kind often leads to a pause, an interlude, which is the name of this week’s step. Interludes are important. … More The Sweet Lull

Circulating Goodness

  Heart-Mind Meditation – Day 2  In the mid-nineteenth century, scientists realized the Earth is a closed system, which means that the only thing that can be transferred with its surroundings is energy. It receives lots of energy from the sun, but its exchange of matter is near zero. That means that the elements in our environment … More Circulating Goodness

Heart-Mind Awareness

  Heart-Mind Meditation – Day 1  When we center our awareness in the heart, we are accessing the space within ourselves where we find our true presence; where we often put our hand when we refer to “I” or “me” in earnest. As we breathe and gently focus upon the heart, we begin to vibrationally … More Heart-Mind Awareness

Be Your Self

A beautiful quote from Hermann Hesse: “You were made to be yourselves. You were made to enrich the world with a sound, a tone, a shadow… In each one of you there is a hidden being, still in the deep sleep of childhood. Bring it to life! In each one of you there is a … More Be Your Self

Release and Let Go

  Soften, Open, Release Meditation – Day 3  We live in a material word. We hold things. In the summertime, we hold sunglasses & beach towels. In autumn we hold caramel apples. In the wintertime, we hold snowballs. In the springtime, we hold wildflower bouquets. And then the sun goes down, our sunglasses come off … More Release and Let Go