Whispers on the Wind

Still, alert, quiet, beautiful – all of these qualities can be found in nature.  Sometimes the silence can be almost deafening.  The air may quickly change from stillness to a gentle fluttering heard through the leaves, to the howling, tree-bending gusts of a storm.  Generally, we don’t hear the movement of air until it hits … More Whispers on the Wind

Dappled Light

Nature often offers us an accurate reflection of our inner and outer states.  While walking in nature today, I remembered a time when my daughter was first introduced to and became enamored with the phrase “dappled sunlight”. It was as if the word tickled her with joy, just as the light seemed to tickle the … More Dappled Light

Together we are Better

Life encourages the development of the self – both the personal ego and the higher aspects of Self.  This is done mostly through relationship. Together with family, friends and strangers, we are offered opportunity after opportunity to bring our better self forward. Relationships, as we all know, are not always easy, but it is through relationship that … More Together we are Better

Shifting Landscapes

Shifting landscapes that we witness occurring through volcanos, earthquakes, hurricanes, drought, tornadoes etc., can be a metaphor for the shifting of our own internal landscape. In this powerful photo taken by Mandy Beerly in Hawaii, we see the awesome beauty, power and destruction of nature at work.  The waves, lava, and steam eat away at … More Shifting Landscapes

Light and Shadow

Light and shadow are two seemingly opposing characteristics.  Our tendency is to embrace and emulate the light, while judging, shaming and denying the shadow aspect.  Do we deny night and day, masculine and feminine, hot and cold, happy and sad?  Of course not, they are essential aspects of our livingness, as are our light and … More Light and Shadow

Penetrating Warmth

  “All the energy which we take into our bodies is derived from the sun” – Albert Szent-Gyorgi, biochemist. Life energy is called by many names including prana, chi, ki, life force, and bio-energy to name a few.  We receive this energy through the skin, the breath and through particular energy points in the body. … More Penetrating Warmth

Light Transforms!

  In our practice today, we experience the transformational power of light. Light permeates our system with each breath.  We can invite any barrier to be touched by this light, transformed by this light, dissolved by this light, and then breathed out as light.  You may choose to engage a thought, a feeling, a limiting … More Light Transforms!

Bodies of Light

  We engage with the fact that we are bodies of light.  In the late 17th century, Sir Isaac Newton speculated  “are not gross bodies and light are convertible into one another, … and may not bodies receive much of their activity from the particles of light which enter their composition?”  Biophysiology and quantum physics … More Bodies of Light

One with the Light of the Sun

  The sun is always shining, whether we can see it or not.  We invite the awareness and experience of the sun in-forming us with its radiance, meeting our internal radiance and creating more light.  We radiate this light to the world!   Downloadable Podcast:  One with the Light of the Sun

Light In Your Breath

  Our eyes can only interpret a small portion of the spectrum of light.  Science shows that there actually is no darkness, it’s just our inability to see all the light.  Know that your breath of life is light. Breathe deeply!breath brof life is light.  Breathe deeply!   Downloadable Podcast:  Light in your breath

Peace of the Heart

    One of the many gifts of meditation is that it teaches us how to be aware in every moment.  We create space to pause, breathe, and become more familiar with and enhance the innermost aspects of ourselves: light, love, clarity, compassion, patience, peace and more.  Let’s experience the Peace of the Heart.   … More Peace of the Heart

Common Presence

The divine feminine principle is the principle of substantiality: matter. As we hold ourselves accountable for this principle, we hold ourselves responsible for and in the joy of bringing forward the greatest light. Substantiality and matter have one purpose: to express the highest potential, the greatest vibration, the livingness of Awareness itself. We are all … More Common Presence

The light of avatars

Humanity has been blessed by a number of avatars through its history. Each spiritual tradition holds the stories of blessed ones coming, teaching, and then leaving the physical form with the promise to be present nonetheless. Most of the world’s traditions speak of the blessed one birthing into human existence. With some, it is a … More The light of avatars

Solstice: the spiral journey of the light within

Today, girls is process wearing crowns and halos of candles. They will also walk carrying a single lighted candle representing the inner light. The candle represents that darkness is destroyed by light of even a small candle. The innocent youth that carries the candle represents a greater strength than might; it is the strength of … More Solstice: the spiral journey of the light within

The night before the US election: a meditation for the highest light

It is estimated that one quarter of US citizens who will vote in this election have already done so. Early voting and absentee ballots are well underway. Several states have referendums on the ballot, the majority of which are progressive in nature. The citizenry is moving agendas forward on their own. Go vote on Tuesday … More The night before the US election: a meditation for the highest light

World Service: gradations, permutations, and demonstrations of light

Think of all the colors that you see everyday: the color of your skin, your eyes, the colors of leaves and plants, of animals – especially insects, the colors of the sky at different times of the day. Color is evidence of light, in fact, is a manifestation of light. Color all around us, inside … More World Service: gradations, permutations, and demonstrations of light

13b. Words of Power

The energy centers of a human being are aligned along the central channel. Said differently: the central channel is the energy thruway of the subtle anatomy and the chakras are the major intersections along the thruway. Both the chakras or centers as well as the central channel and the subtle anatomy overall are subjects well … More 13b. Words of Power

Intermediate: Instructions and that which is inseparable

All meditation training has few foci. Those are used by most, if not all, meditation methods around the world, and always have been. Breath (inner flow and spacious serenity), focus (point of focus, learning true concentration, then sustaining that such that it refines into something powerful and more), and letting go (of the sense of … More Intermediate: Instructions and that which is inseparable

10b: the brightness in everything

There is brightness in everything, even the experience of pain. Meditation brings forward the energy and light that is encapsulated or expressing through any given situation or word or presentation. Meditation helps one realize that everything is energy, vibration, and various condensations of light. Humor, contentedness, caring, analysis, and relation are all forms of light … More 10b: the brightness in everything

Brilliant

What is concentration, yogically understood and lived? What is attention experienced as expansiveness while simultaneously holding a riveted point of focus? What is focus when it is holding vastness and subtle within its view instead of, or inclusive of, small detail? It is dharana. Dharana is a Sanskrit word which means concentration but in the … More Brilliant

We are living light.

All existence is a mysterious combination of some wavelength of light, dynamic vital energy, and space. Human beings are learning to shift from dynamism lived in a rather anarchic way to living as the expressions of light that we are. We are learning that everything within us is light, fed by light, brought forward by … More We are living light.

MahaShakti

From a person who did this meditation at the live online session: “I had such deep connection, internal worlds of feeling, images…. of flowers around her neck & jewels everywhere, dancing feet, and huge coursing currents of enormous rivers, and yes fire. Then joyous /jangly /chaotic, but not really; sounds of the arati being chanted … More MahaShakti

Wesak: human nature

The vibration of being human is both a complex set of sub-vibrations and simultaneously a simple recognition of three: the vibration of goodness which is attraction, the vibration of clarity which is wisdom and understanding, and the vibration of purpose which is directive and forward moving. Christ consciousness is a word used to describe the … More Wesak: human nature

New born

Have you ever held a new born baby? Have you ever massage or caressed that soft, vulnerable, precious new life? The newness is tactile, as is the purity. This is what is being cultivated with the current phase of the Intermediate practice of Living Awareness. “Our inside creates our outside.” Therefore, if one’s inside state … More New born

Dance your meditation

Remember a new round of The Practice of Living Awareness begins Monday, December 1. A new webinar platform means live or by podcast, all devices can easily access The Practice. What can meditation offer you? Excellence, inside and out. With that excellence cultivated, what can you offer others? Harmony, gratitude, peace. What can bring harmony, … More Dance your meditation