of three minds

Mind is a very comprehensive word. It refers to: creative processes, intuitive processes, emotional processes, and sorting out daily living processes. In order to accomplish all of these, mind has three primary qualities: contracting or exacting, expanding and opening, and empty mind or mind in a state of peace. Human beings are unique in that … More of three minds

The heart reveals

The human life thread is anchored in the heart center. Have you ever asked why or what this provides? The life thread anchored in the heart is telling us: that our choice of physical incarnation is for heart center reasons that the physical dimension and the heart’s vibration are in resonance that ease, peace, empathy, … More The heart reveals

You are necessary: the birthing of a new humanity

We, who teach meditation, spiritual well-being, or the inner sciences, are all saying the same thing. We are joined by those who are opening the paradigms of science, psychology, the understanding of vibration and morphic fields: we’re all saying the same thing. Humanity is either destroying itself or birthing a new level of awareness and … More You are necessary: the birthing of a new humanity

Enlightenment is the space between: interlude

Milarepa, a great Tibetan yogi and enlightened being, was asked about enlightenment. He said, “It is the space between thoughts.” The interlude of the breath is the way to discover this. Enlightenment is a particular neutrality that is lived within each moment. It is not attracted to anything because the state of enlightenment perceives all … More Enlightenment is the space between: interlude

Simple

We breathe in, we breathe out. This simplicity invites us. We long for ease, harmony, and peace, and the truth is that it is often close at hand. Breathe. Feel how simple a moment can be. Please dedicate your meditation to the well-being of all beings, and especially consider those in disaster, war, or deprivation. … More Simple

Peace Between Breaths

This week, we continue with the Interlude, Step 7 of the practice. And today’s meditation considers the space between breaths – as all interludes take place in that lovely space in-between. With a gentle transition from the in-breath to the out-breath, the whole body relaxes. Extra attention to the quality of that transition can bring insight into … More Peace Between Breaths

Peace and Quiet

There are  many reasons to learn to meditate, but one is inner quiet. The interlude between the breaths is an excellent example of this. The interlude after breathing in is the point of “just enough” registered by the body/lungs. The interlude after breathing out also is a point of “just enough” once again registered by … More Peace and Quiet

Mountain-like Shamatha (peaceful abiding)

This week is Step 7 of The Practice of Living Awareness: Interlude. “Meditation is an experience, not a thought process.” Spirit Fire’s website speaks of this Step well: We pause for step 7 to allow steps 1 through 6 to find their productive connectedness in the whole of our meditation practice.  We begin to experience … More Mountain-like Shamatha (peaceful abiding)

The truth of it

Heart-mind is one. It is one broad spectrum of relatedness that includes and makes thinking, creativity, associations, and ease possible. Separated – or brainwashed and acculturated to believe that heart and mind are separate – the problems of separateness result: violence, judgement, animosity, negation and limitation. Heart-mind are provide a limitlessness of responses, possibilities, creative … More The truth of it

Harmony – world service

Harmony is the reason we exist and we are well equipped to accomplish harmony. heart-center seeks relatedness and experiences relatedness with everything ajna-center has the capacity to perceive in all realms and through any seeming appearance crown-center holds the purpose of embodied Being. In aligning these three, or simply living from the heart, harmony is … More Harmony – world service

“Train in uninterrupted experience.”

The meditation retreat in Milwaukee that just completed began with the instruction to “train in uninterrupted experience.” It is a quote from Master Padmasambhava. What does that mean? How does one do that? The Practice is one method. The meditation says what that means better than anything I can write. Enjoy your practice.   Downloadable … More “Train in uninterrupted experience.”

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

True freedom

This intermediate meditation continues the focus that the inner comportment of the person creates the outer actions and life expression. In other words, our inside creates our outside. Modern life distracts us from what is going on inside. Yet, it is the agitation or peace, the contentment or dissatisfaction, the inspiration or frustration that is … More True freedom

*Intermediate: “not a thing”

The heart is not a thing. Purpose is not a thing. Nor is compassion, awareness, peace, union, or wholeness. The words just typed are concepts about heart, purpose, peace, and so forth. But when (if) we experience these states of Being, they are more than or simpler than the words, concepts, and things that we … More *Intermediate: “not a thing”

Using duality. The Intermediate level begins.

Duality is how we live. Acknowledging duality as a fact (that is to say that humanity lives as if duality is a fact) means that duality can be used to establish oneness. We begin the Intermediate level with this empowerment: that one can create oneness out of duality IF one chooses. Listen now.   Download … More Using duality. The Intermediate level begins.

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

Choose steadfastness

To choose steadfastness is to choose awareness. Distractions and interruptions are impediments to a conscious and fulfilling life. Steadfastness is similar to the power of a brook as it flows. When unimpeded, it can furrow through land, create new banks, support living creatures, and express its innate being. When impeded or truncated, the brook is … More Choose steadfastness

* Creating Harmony

Our world service meditations often include the sense of wonder or gratitude. Mental images of the wonders of our planet create pathways of appreciation in our mind. Then, our mind, heart, and breath are shared with all beings on Mother Earth. Mother Earth is One. The interdependence is complete, flawless, and beautiful. We are part … More * Creating Harmony