We have so many guides in our lives, if we choose to notice. They may be our teachers, family, friends, sages, books, poetry, music, nature etc. But the most important teacher is you. When you find your internal alignment with your heart, your inner self, then you have found the true treasure, you as … More The Guided Path
Take a long slow deep breath, and a long slow exhale. Notice how your physiology responds with a relaxed sigh. Repeat and notice how this simple practice can bring you into the present moment. Notice the joy in a simple breath, the preciousness of life, the gift of now. Downloadable Podcast: Breathe and Notice
It’s not always easy to fly straight, stay centered, and put one foot in front of the other when life circumstances are unpredictable. But with practice we train ourselves to come back into alignment, into the present moment with just a breath and clear intention. The winds of change will surely throw us off course … More Fly Straight
Together, as a world, we are living in unprecedented times. For most, it is a time of not knowing how to move through these uncertain times. For all, it is a time of not knowing where we are heading, nor do we know the outcome. Physical, emotional, and mental stress flows through the system. … More Be in the Present Moment
There is a light within each one of us – an inner light that shines incessantly, even when it is not felt or noticed. The entire instrument (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) radiates all the time. It also picks up the signals of others – the body language, emotions, words and the light, mostly subconsciously. … More Inner Light
What is the bridge of light? You are the bridge of light. Humanity plays an essential role in the spiritualization of matter and we are that bridge. It is through our bodies that we bring consciousness into form and into the planetary being. We open to the light within and connect spirit, light, and … More Bridge of Light
The heart is an amazing organ. It beats continually starting at three weeks gestation until we leave this incarnation. The energetic heart houses our essence connecting us with mother earth and the divine. The true heart has no boundaries and loves unconditionally. Each beat, each breath sends this divine essence to our cells, our … More A Breath of Heart
Life is amazing, beautiful, very full and oftentimes stressful and stormy! It is a great gift to ourselves to be able to find the calm in the center of chaos. There is always a still point in the eye of the turmoil where it is quiet, silent, peaceful, and still. It is so helpful to … More Calm in the Storm
What do you think about your body? Is your self-talk about the body kind or judgmental? Do you make taking care of your body a priority? Having the privilege of supporting the health of clients’ body, mind and spirit, there is a notable tendency to speak to and treat our bodies with some disdain … More For the Love of the Body
Life is very busy, sometimes messy, and often noisy. It is important for body, mind, and spirit to have periods of silence. The brain needs quiet to come into coherence with the heart. The mind needs silence to be open to creativity. The intuitive spirit can be accessed when we are quiet, empty and open. … More The Sound of Silence
Guidance on the path of life can be very helpful be it from family, friends, strangers or teachers. There is a tendency to look outwards to people, powers, or iconic belief systems to show us the way, to lead us to the truth and light. We may not realize that the light, truth, beauty … More Inside Out
Communication is vital to maintain relationships with friends, family, colleagues etc. How often do we consider communication with our Self? This is not in reference to the ego self that engages in self-talk, often negative or judgemental, always comparing this or that. Instead this is about staying connected with our innermost and sacred aspect, the … More Stay Connected!
Our beautiful earth – our glorious home. The tendency is to forget our intimate connection with this planet. Our bodies mirror that of the earth, from the rivers of water that flow through our bodies of blood, lymph and urine to the mountains of our bones, the air in our lungs, and the fire in … More Deny not the Earth
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
Quiet Time – Give yourself the gift of space and time to really settle, let the body relax, the emotions quiet, and the mind become still. When we temporarily invite ourselves to unplug from family, work, responsibility concerns, and environmental noise, and move into this settled space, the mind is awake and alert and yet quiet … More Quiet Time
Do you ever feel different from everyone else? Have times when you just don’t fit in? It could be the expression of a different culture, race, mannerisms, style of dress, accent, belief systems, ideology – actually almost anything can contribute to feeling or being treated as separate or different. Perhaps you want to break away … More Which one is not like the others?
Love can be an ambiguous and frankly loaded word especially in terms of emotions and attached love. We have our own individual heart space which may feel guarded, protected, open, shared, or perhaps we’ve thrown away the key! Love can also be known as compassion, understanding, non-attached, yet at-one-ing with another and with all that … More Love, Lover and Beloved
There is so much beauty, truth, and goodness in each of us. In fact, that’s what you are at your core. So often we limit the expression of the fullness of who we are. Imagine the unfurling of a fern, opening to the sunlight, or the unfurling of a sail, opening to the … More Unfurling Into Self
Reflecting on the gifts of this precious human life brings us into awareness, into presence. Gratitude for nature which sustains and humbles. Gratitude for the human body which allows us to see, hear, and touch all that is within our awareness, even the unseen, untouchable, and seemingly unknowable. With gratitude, we can hold it all in our … More Gratitude For…
These times we are living in can be quite confusing. Sometimes it is hard to know which way to turn and who to believe. But there is always a light showing us the path, the path to the heart. Let’s take a breath, quiet the outer distractions and settle within. There we will find our … More The Path to the Heart
There is so much beauty, truth, and goodness in each of us. In fact, that’s what you are at your core. So often we limit the expression of the fullness of who we are. Imagine the unfurling of a fern, opening to the sunlight, or the unfurling of a sail, opening to the wind, each … More Unfurling into Self
Expectations from self and others often limit the expression of who we are and who we want to be, as do feelings of self-worth, or lack thereof. The self-critical voice often plays a non-stop commentary in our daily life. This creates a mist or fog obscuring the light within. Let’s give ourselves a break and relax, … More Relax, Release and Real-ize!
What have you discovered this week through the idea of Ground in meditation practice? Downloadable podcast: dec0415entry living from the ground of being.mp4
Plants turn toward the sun and prepare for a winter’s sleep as the seasons change. Animals navigate by the magnetic lines of Earth, some by the sky as seen from the ground, and some by moonlight. These forms of sensitivity are shared by many creatures on Earth, and human beings add their own forms of … More World Service: Sensitive Heart
Peace and happiness can be the quality of this moment, if we bring them forward. Truth is, like the sky, peace and happiness are already present. Just as we can bring the expanse of the sky into a moment by looking up, we can bring peace or happiness into a moment with a smile. The … More 1a. a Wiggle and a smile
What makes you smile? How do you feel when you do? The sky makes me smile, as do leaves and children and snowflakes and wind. I smile with understanding a lot, grateful that something has context or meaning or purpose and that I recognize that. Kindness makes me smile: giving it and receiving it. Helping … More 1c: Goodness. How powerful!
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
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!
The distinction of the saints and sages of history, of those who inspire humanity to stretch beyond the usual have one quality in common: dedication. Each dedicated him or herself to sorting something out and, then upon doing so within his or her scope and scale, dedicating their life, energy, time, and capacity to that … More pre-Wesak Intermediate: Dedication – the Way of the Heart
Meditation brings the continuity of awareness forefront for any practitioner. As that happens, one realizes that several seeming polarities or dichotomies or paradoxes simply are not. Opposites are never really opposites, separate or separated is actually impossible energetically, psychically, telepathically. Little by little, meditation erodes the walls that, due to cultural or societal programming, have … More 6a. Heart-Mind
Releasing provides space, time, shoulds, agendas, clutter in our minds, in our hearts, in our homes. Release opens us, opens a conversation, opens relation, opens our ears, just opens. Release can be more powerful that receiving. Release can return us back to our essence. Downloadable podcast: Entry release, come back to essence
They have new life in common. A volcano’s eruption is the creation of new rock which will, in time, become the ground upon which life will grow. The human heart also creates. The heart brings forward truth, empathy, and long-term wise creative solutions to problems. The heart renews life. The lava of a volcano is … More World Service: What do the heart and a volcano have in common?
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
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
Our breath comes from the planet, as does our food and existence. Our choices effect the planet, as do our thoughts, types of emotions, and physical movement. We are planetary beings. Importantly, we are planetary beings not only on the microcosmic side of the equation but also on the macro. You and I are integral … More We are planetary beings.
To perceive the light in others as well as in circumstances and events requires standing within in one’s authenticity. Luminous perception results. In that mode of integrity one can ask oneself, “Is this necessary?” Is this thought, this word, this purchase, this activity, this emotion or reaction, this judgement, this patience, this kindness: is this … More 10b. Your Presence is Necessary
“Our lungs lead us to our heart. Our heart has opened our mind.” The first number of steps in The Practice of Living Awareness have led to discoveries of qualities of Being that are innate: lightness of being (smile) clarity and light (tip of the nose) perspective and relation (tip of the nose) flow, ease, … More 6a: We discover Heart-Mind.
Each World Service meditation invites wonder, appreciation, and gratitude for living on and in this amazing planet. Mother Earth is not only our home and source of life but also displays dimensions of Her beingness through all creatures and creation. This meditation, once again, uses one’s heart, ajna, and crown centers in order to open … More Dimensions of Earth-being
This meditation combines Smile and Tip of the Nose. It is a joyous and sensate meditation. I’ll be traveling to Oklahoma to teach a meditation retreat for the week. There will be no live meditations until next Tuesday. Please use the blog to support your practice. Explore the meditations or simply re-do ones from the … More Feel it from the inside
Seasons change, animals move on, leaves change color and somersault through the air landing softly on the ground. Do people have seasons or cycles of change? We are having one right now, and many have come before. A new age is upon us from the outside and the in. On the outside, the effects of … More Change of seasons … for humanity
Every day is the right day to invoke the celestial forces of Light and Harmony into the Earth and humanity. A full moon cycle amplifies that which is invoked and evoked. As fellow human beings flee from horrible states of war, famine, and hatred, we can invoke the powers of Harmony. We are all beings … More Invoking Cosmic Harmony in World Service
“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
Humanity is in trouble. Violence is in common language, common actions, and part of common entertainment. Violence effects millions of people directly through war, poverty, abuse, slavery, and sexual misconduct. Violence is often the first thought or action regarding Nature – to kill bugs, mice, trees – pesticides, fish farms, feed lots, factory farming of … More Roots = in this together
World Service meditations continue through the break in the rounds. This meditation focuses on the heart, ajna, and crown chakras for their planetary sameness through Life’s expressions. Best to do the meditation for the planet and personal insight, rather than me explaining. Downloadable podcast: Three chakras, one planetary Life.mp4
A meditation practice has one true goal: Awareness. If the practice is bringing forward results, these might be some of them: more clarity in a general sense. We might or might not act upon the clarity, but it arises more easily and frequently. more honesty with oneself. Again, we might choose to stay with habits … More Simple Awareness
Using the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter as our guide, the light of the heart is our full moon meditation theme. This blends with the ongoing theme of humanity’s transformation. Now, and in the coming few generations, humanity is remaking itself and re-establishing its relation with the subtle realms, subtle energies, and subtle beings. Heart … More July Full Moon meditation