Earthly Radiance

This stunning picture from the International Space Station reminds us of the inherent and constant radiance of our mother earth.  It’s easy to forget that she sustains us not only by providing all the elements that compose our bodies, and those of the mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms, but also with her light.  As stewards … More Earthly Radiance

Service: The Womb of Existence

One day, I was meditating outside. Nature teamed around me, everything in flow, beauty in all directions. I looked up at the sky and the thought came that “everything is still inside the womb of Mother Earth.” The flash of awareness that swept through me was profound: everything seen, perceived, and related to; all in … More Service: The Womb of Existence

Mother’s Day with Mother Gaia

On this Mother’s Day, we once again appreciate Mother Earth. All existence here on Earth is born of Her. All are born from the womb of her creative inspiration and nurtured on her ceaseless patience and kindness. Her children number in the quadrillions! every leaf on every tree, bush, plant, or flower, every blade of … More Mother’s Day with Mother Gaia

One more time: World Service: Outside my window

Due to a family obligation, there is no live meditation today. But, last Sunday’s meditation was precious and joyful. I hope you will enjoy this meditation again, and serve the world through your appreciation and joy. Where we sit is relative to where we are on Earth. For this World Service meditation, I was sitting … More One more time: World Service: Outside my window

Inspiration and Motivation

A book recommendation to begin:The Salmon in the Spring, the ecology of Celtic spirituality by Jason Kirkey. Put it on your holiday gifts-to-receive list! A bit about it is said at the beginning of the podcast. This book is congruent with the intentions of the Sunday World Service meditations because the emphasis is on the … More Inspiration and Motivation

In Balance

Every Sunday, we give service to Mother Earth through contemplation of being alive and part of her life’s expression. Doing so, we bring balance to our thoughts about self-importance, or hardship, or disconnectedness; and we do so through beauty, presence, and the amazing wonders that we live every day. No matter what one’s situation, no … More In Balance

I love the Earth!

I love the Earth! I wake up every day singing praises and gratitude for life and being alive. Thank you, Mother Earth! This World Service meditation is born from that heart, from the joyous realizations that this life is possible because of Mother Earth. This meditation engages the layer os heart and heart chakra that … More I love the Earth!

A planet of kindness?

That’s the intention. Earth is a planet nursery for love in all its forms. Kindness, patience, care, nurturing, and celebrating life demonstrates in all kingdoms. Only human beings willingly choose and act otherwise. Yes, there is predation among species of animals, but the overriding emphasis of life on Earth is giving and care. Hardship is … More A planet of kindness?

The mystery of Oneness: world service meditation

Every aspect of everything we are, see, perceive, and can do is replicated a trillion trillion times through all the manifestations of life on Planet Earth. Consider it. Seeing, perceiving, and making sense of what one perceives is a complex awareness shared by all life forms from microscopic to gigantic. Arteries and veins, rivers, and … More The mystery of Oneness: world service meditation

Everything you could ask for about meditation

Everything you could ask for about meditation is in this blog. 2013 posts are now refreshed and culled through. There are many amazing meditations, as well as excellent short or longer articles on every aspect of meditation so that you, the practitioner can fully engage and get results from meditating with The Practice of Living … More Everything you could ask for about meditation

* Born of Her

We are born of Mother Earth. We are her youngest child. The human kingdom is the youngest kingdom of this planet. All others have existed for hundreds of millions or billions of years longer. That, alone, is worth contemplating. The World Service meditation is creating a particular meditative groove in sacred service to Mother Earth. … More * Born of Her