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

Intermediate: Levitation and the One Ground

In Buddhism there is a phrase, “There is one ground.” The statement refers to the one ground of Awareness. Realizing that Awareness is the only true ground, one realizes the source of one’s reality, and realizes the foundation for all conditioned or non-conditioned states of being. This precious image of a young meditator levitating is … More Intermediate: Levitation and the One Ground

Intermediate: Perfect

This meditation was sublime. There are few words to type. Alignment provides integration. Integration of all of our aspects and dimensions of consciousness, mind, awareness, and sentient response ensure that our fullness can be experienced and lived from. As we live from more of our fullness, the feelings of lack, or pride, or the desire … More Intermediate: Perfect

5b: Like a child

Children live from natural awareness. Every moment is inquisitive, wonder-full, and new. The textures are fresh, sounds are interesting, words are gaining meaning. Children live the already-present awareness of Presence, and adults can too. Doing so is called meditation. True meditation has one goal: Presence. The word Presence signifies a combination of qualities: Aware, freed, … More 5b: Like a child

Intermediate: How high is the sky, how deep is Being?

True meditation is the experience of resting in the natural state of Awareness, the natural condition of awareness-mind. Over and over again, a practitioner experiences that with a smile, a brightness and ease is present, with an in-breath and attention on the top of it, a clarity and limitlessness naturally is experienced, with one-pointedness that … More Intermediate: How high is the sky, how deep is Being?

Intermediate: Limitless

Long spaces, the velvet of Presence, and experiences of the extraordinary pervade this meditation. With these, the extraordinary becomes normal, and the profound is increasingly recognized in and as common. Enjoy the experiences Awareness-Being.   Downloadable podcast: Intermediate: Limitlessness

Generative: Kwan Yin – Serenity and Kindness

Kwan Yin abides in unshakeable serenity and ceaselessly emanates and encourages kindness. Her power lies in the knowing that kindness – simple and consistent – will undo all the suffering of the world. Her serenity stems from the same knowing. Time will tell, and kindness will – one day – eradicate the troubles of the … More Generative: Kwan Yin – Serenity and Kindness

3a: Like a dancer

Join us online for a Full Moon meditation tonight that is graced by the coincidence of falling on the Summer Solstice! Register to join live at 8 pm ET, if you are not already registered. Be like a ballet dancer for a minute. Move your arm and hand in a graceful undulating wave from the … More 3a: Like a dancer

Intermediate: Humanity is One and I am one with them.

Having the capacity for calm or open-mindedness or for compromise in order to accomplish a greater goal than one’s individual needs are skills and qualities that serve in a variety of situations. These skills, as well as others that result from meditation training, also serve the collective consciousness of humanity. This week the Intermediate practitioners … More Intermediate: Humanity is One and I am one with them.

14a. Trusted

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

Results

When one’s meditation practice works, it feels really good. Delicious, blissful, empty, peaceful, inspiring, or vibrant are words that people often use to describe the states and experiences that they “don’t want to come out of” when ending a meditation. That’s understandable. We can experience these experiences because they are the substance and expression of … More Results

Effortless Effort

In The Practice of Living Awareness, the experience of “settling” leads to everything else. That might seem obvious because it’s the first technique engaged, yet, let’s analyze what’s going on inside that minute or so. A smile brings readiness and contentment to the moment. A long slow deep breath potentially rivets one in Presence. Add … More Effortless Effort

Understanding and building the Antahkarana: Dimensionality

We are dimensional beings. That is to say, we are a composite of many layers of reality and Being. Yet, most people identify themselves as their body which goes to the gym or needs certain food, or as a set of happy emotions or frustrated ones. Yet, our body is dimensional; emotions, mind, awareness, telepathic … More Understanding and building the Antahkarana: Dimensionality

Generative: Samantabhadra

Steadfast and perceptive, you or I will achieve our goals: meditatively, personally, creatively (blue being). Achieving will require skillful and thoughtful activity just as it requires patience and clear-mindedness. Meditation is the same. Tibetan imagery is layered with meaning, but the deeper meanings require that the preliminary understandings be recognized within oneself. Engage Samantabhadra/dri with … More Generative: Samantabhadra

pre-Wesak Intermediate: Dedication – the Way of the Heart

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

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

Intermediate: pre-Wesak contemplation: Sameness

The Wesak energy offers us the opportunity to abide within the cosmic principle of Sameness. The Buddha returns to the Earth, aligns with the Lord of the World, the Christ, as well as with all of Hierarchy, Shamballa, and Humanity: this alignment is one of Sameness. The sameness is the quality of pristine, profound, pure … More Intermediate: pre-Wesak contemplation: Sameness

Intermediate: Response: patterned, illumined, or freed?

This graphic well displays the quality of options that one has every moment. The lower part of the image is beautiful but is a repetition of a pattern. It is a replication of itself over and over. This represents our habits, patterned responses, and choices that result in no change or forward movement in consciousness. … More Intermediate: Response: patterned, illumined, or freed?

Come together!

Several events are coming up through Spirit Fire. Join me for a meditation retreat, an online course, or an in-person meditation class and gathering. Tuesday, March 15: free online presentation: The Archetypes of the Spiritual Path. This brief visual presentation introduces the next online module of classes which explores the evolution of human consciousness. Stages … More Come together!

Radiating Equanimity

We ignite the heart. Its radiance spreads in all directions. Its light and vibration render all people and things equal in their preciousness, in their necessity to world well-being. Then, we alight the ajna center. Once again, radiance spreads in all directions. This light and vibrational quality makes appearances transparent, as if the outer form … More Radiating Equanimity

9b. Clarity and Expanse

Clarity is a natural quality of awareness. Clarity is also involved in the details of life. Clarity includes choosing our words, obeying traffic rules, being mindful of timing and appointments, and when the toothpaste is running low. Profound examples of clarity include illumination, realization, insight, and the sparkle and lightness of being. The first set … More 9b. Clarity and Expanse

The Inseparable Pervasive Three Qualities of Awareness-Mind

All through the day, quality is expressing. Realizing the qualities as they express is an aspect of awakened awareness. Happiness or sadness, jealousy or delight, impatience or ease are the surface noticings of qualities. Registering the karmic feeling in a meeting or relationship, or acknowledging the sensations and intuitions in a location are further examples … More The Inseparable Pervasive Three Qualities of Awareness-Mind

Ordinary Awareness

I find myself challenged to write about the current cycle of meditations – simply because the teaching and the meditations attempt to illumine the obvious. Awareness is awareness! Awareness is clear, present, vibrant, and now. Awareness is not something else. It is not the ideas that we have or project about awareness. Awareness is not … More Ordinary Awareness

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

3a. The flow of it

The flow of the breath is the flow of awareness into life. Learning to consciously breathe provides that the deeper flow of one’s being is present to and through daily circumstances and events. This is key to peace of mind, less anxiety, more patience, as well as a clearer mind, calmer emotions, and an overall … More 3a. The flow of it

September Full Moon presentation and meditation

Astrological currents continue to push humanity to the newness of the New Age. This full moon, with its lunar eclipse and several retrograde planets, continue to hold humanity in the light of change, accountability, reality-check, and the question of wisdom. On a personal level, we, too, are held in these energies which provide clarity and … More September Full Moon presentation and meditation

2c: Event horizon

Mindfulness, tantra, shamanic earthiness, and the teachings of the Yoga Sutras come together in the Entry level, as well as the whole Practice of Living Awareness. The interface that the tip of the nose represents is truly profound. As we complete the week of using it as both a technique and a tool for discovery … More 2c: Event horizon