I am blessed to spend many of my waking hours in a space that is designed to foster and support mindfulness. Here, at Spirit Fire Retreat Center, we host a wide variety of retreats, most of which are centered on meditation. Recently, I had a meaningful experience which I’d like to share with you. … More You Are Living Awareness
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
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
Each summer we offer the opportunity to bring some silence into your meditative experience… actually, two chances! Join us in June and/or July for Silence: A Living Awareness Retreat. Our silent meditation retreats focus on mindfulness practices as a way of generating a living awareness. Summer offers so much splendor for the senses: local … More Silence: A Living Awareness Retreat
Hello friends. We have moved into a new year for the next round of Living Awareness meditations. Mid-winter is upon us and it offers wonderful opportunities to settle into meditation and explore our interiors. Although, when is it not a wonderful time for meditation? Each season seems to delight in its offerings: Winter’s stillness; … More A New Year, a New Round Begins on February 4th
From all of us at Spirit Fire, we wish you a happy new year. May your days be filled with peace and inspiration. We pause for a few weeks as we have just completed the current round of meditations within Practice of Living Awareness. The past year saw three full rounds of our online meditation … More Setting Intentions
These are amazing time we are living in. We are discovering more and more about our outer space and simultaneously we are discovering more and more about our inner space. What are we finding? Both are vast and mysterious.. The more we discover, the more we learn that there is THAT much more to … More You Are Awareness
Heavenly peace. May it be so. Happy holidays. Downloadable Podcast: Living Awareness- Day 1
We pause for a week at the half-way point of the current round of meditations within Practice of Living Awareness. We’ve completed seven weeks thus far and have worked with seven meditation tools. This pause offers wonderful opportunity to integrate all seven into your weekly sittings or to revisit a particular guided meditation from our archives. We’ll be back next Monday … More Setting Intentions
“The soul is the core of your being. It is eternal. It doesn’t exist in space-time. It is a field of infinite possibilities, of infinite creativity. It is your internal reference point with which you should always be in touch.” – Deepak Chopra May the tools that you have acquired over the last … More Soul, breathing.
Happiness has a liveliness to it; it creates momentum. When we’re really happy, we want to yodel down the mountain! As we spiral up the emotional scale, we get closer to feelings that become tinctured with aspects of the mind… appreciation, empathy, compassion, wonder, and joy. In particular, joy engages the observer mind… the … More Connecting to livingness, generating joy.
Awareness is ever-efflorescing, as are you. Here we are at Step 14. Blossoming, blooming, and tickled pink. Let’s meditate. Downloadable Podcast: Living Awareness – Day 1
We’ve arrived! The final week of meditations in this current round is here. The secret is, we’re arriving continuously. That’s the beauty of awareness. Each and every moment holds something new, something you’ve created as a result of your conscious presence. Establishing a ‘living awareness’ in your life serves to make each experience one … More Step 14: Living Awareness
With the Intermediate practice, we work with energy, inside and all around us, in a variety of ways. Some include: the energy of gratitude, wonder, and gladness. These lead to the experience of less personalization, less drama, less stress, and more appreciation for people, events, and circumstances in our life. These are perfect in the … More Intermediate: Living as a Wheel of Radiance
In truth, a meditation practice simply cleans the window of our self. Doing so, a meditation practice brings forward clarity and transparency. We, then, live increasingly from the inner orientation of light, lightness of being, patience, creative inspiration, ease, and simplicity. Clutter is recognized as clutter and cleaned out. Impatience is recognizes as selfishness and … More 14c: Living from Awareness
When a closet is first built, its original state is empty. The natural condition of the closet is not full of stuff, but is instead full of potential. Our natural or original state is like that: empty and limitless in potential. The closet is designed to be used. If it stays empty, it is not … More 14b. Like a closet: the original state
We are trusted by Mother Gaia to BE the light and inspiration that we can be. We are trusted by her and the Sun to bring forward the goodness that is in our heart, the creative solutions that serve all generations to come as well as all living beings now. We are trusted by them … More 14a. Trusted
When we live from the centerdness of meditation inner freedom is ours. Training in meditation “tricks” the practitioner to come into relation with the inner truths and realities which bring one back from the distractions of worldliness and self-orientation. One learns to remain milndlful and real. Meditation calls one inside, and from centeredness one lives … More Living it!