Breathe and notice

Take a long slow deep breath, and a long slow exhale. Notice how your physiology responds with a relaxed sigh. Repeat and notice how this simple practice can bring you into the present moment. Notice the joy in a simple breath, the preciousness of life, the gift of now. Downloadable Podcast:  Breathe and Notice

Fly Straight

It’s not always easy to fly straight, stay centered, and put one foot in front of the other when life circumstances are unpredictable. But with practice we train ourselves to come back into alignment, into the present moment with just a breath and clear intention. The winds of change will surely throw us off course … More Fly Straight

Presence – Make Contact!

Our eyes are amazing! They have approximately 1 billion parts – who knew?? Each eye has about 137 million photoreceptors – the better to see you with, my dear! Yes, eyes are about vision, but also so much more. As we make eye contact with another, we exchange information, energy and our light.  Feel this next time you are … More Presence – Make Contact!

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

Generative: All phenomena are insubstantial by nature.

Three components of meditation are active in both Generative Stage practice and in a meditator’s intention to benefit the world. They are: the ability to focus one’s mind in a tranquil and steady acute manner, the quality of energy that one chooses to work with or that is being generated by the meditative act/focus, and … More Generative: All phenomena are insubstantial by nature.

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

13a: Interior Dimensionality: toroidal flow

Our insides create our outsides. In other words, the condition of our inner well-being will create our outer life. If one’s inner anatomy and mindset are in turmoil, cluttered, or out of balance, then one’s life will be the same. Yet, as we cultivate simplicity, rhythm, and the assent of our spiritual nature, our outer … More 13a: Interior Dimensionality: toroidal flow

Intermediate: Alignment 1

Alignment can feel vertical: a connecting of the refined aspects of Being, one level after another. Or vertical alignment can be experienced as a stretch into the heights of Being, of Awareness, of grace or beauty. This vertical ascent provides perspective, detachment, and clarity, as well as higher vibrations of Being and states of meditation. … More Intermediate: Alignment 1

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

3c: The flow of Presence and Awareness

Sitting by a swift flowing river in meditation has been a meditation training for many millennia. Ultimately, the training is not about the roar of the water or its splash but of the river itself. The river is expressing its nature. Meditation, in time, allows one to also experience the inner beingness that one’s outer … More 3c: The flow of Presence and Awareness

A few articles on aspects of meditation

Volumes have been written about meditation over centuries and even more has been taught orally. Meditation is one of the oldest skills passed down from one to another. Like women passing on the wisdom of mothering, or the village passing along the skills of weaving or fire making or herbs for health, the wisdom and … More A few articles on aspects of meditation

Continuous dimensionality: the Antahkarana

We are dimensional beings. Antahkarana is the vibrational continuous nature of the dimensionality of Awareness-Being. Awareness is this simple, as is Moment, Being, Presence (or Sanskrit or Tibetan words for the same). Intuition is as aspect of this dimensionality. It is knowing in an additional dimensional way, which is why it tends to be dismissed … More Continuous dimensionality: the Antahkarana

6a. Heart-Mind

Meditation brings the continuity of awareness forefront for any practitioner. As that happens, one realizes that several seeming polarities or dichotomies or paradoxes simply are not. Opposites are never really opposites, separate or separated is actually impossible energetically, psychically, telepathically. Little by little, meditation erodes the walls that, due to cultural or societal programming, have … More 6a. Heart-Mind

4b. The master teachers within

Within us principles are expressing. Learning to notice them, to come inside to experience them, makes those principles available to our consciousness. The lungs, like the breath, provide opportunity to notice such principles. One principle is opening requires a softening, a yielding. Examples of this abound. The softening of a bud allows the new leaf … More 4b. The master teachers within

Intermediate: Time and space

To the human eye, a plant seems to grow sequentially: seed, roots, stalk, leaves, bud, and blossom. But, to the plant, a simultaneous unfolding of inner qualities and potential is occurring. And, because the qualities and potential are innate, the plant does not think about its maturing. For the onlooking human, the plant has stages … More Intermediate: Time and space

You are an incarnation of Light.

The image of Theotokos is part of a world treasury of image, myth, legend, and oral tradition. The wisdom of the world contains few primary themes which are intended to report fundamental causative principles related to being human and to the purpose of the human kingdom. As such, the annual repetition of the stories and … More You are an incarnation of Light.

The Heart of One’s Being

At some point, one’s training in meditation really does permeate one, and the results of one’s practice become integrated into one’s way of living. Then one is experiencing that meditation is the heart of one’s Being, that stability is as simple as one’s smile, as immediate as one’s breath, and as tangible as the beat … More The Heart of One’s Being

10b. Your Presence is Necessary

To perceive the light in others as well as in circumstances and events requires standing within in one’s authenticity. Luminous perception results. In that mode of integrity one can ask oneself, “Is this necessary?” Is this thought, this word, this purchase, this activity, this emotion or reaction, this judgement, this patience, this kindness: is this … More 10b. Your Presence is Necessary

Kwan Yin and Venus-Sophia

Many spiritual traditions of the world overlap in their teaching and, thus, have similar imagery. Different names are used according to the language of the culture. Different genders might also be used or different qualities emphasized,yet the Beingness and the inner qualities of Presence being conveyed are basically the same. For example, Venus and Kwan … More Kwan Yin and Venus-Sophia

Nebula Sameness

“When one is living from pure Being, one is pure radiance. When a human being is living from the fullness of the heart, that person is pure compassion. When a human being is living from the full range of skills, acumen, creative abilities that are innate and available, that person is unstoppable in the processes … More Nebula Sameness

Trust Being

Only meditation can provide the direct experience of Being. Meditation offers the trained mind an enhanced and expanded experience of reality, along with the relativity of any moment. One learns to meditate to develop more self-awareness, or to calm the nerves, or address pain. While those benefits are important and often necessary, the luminous perception … More Trust Being

Simple Awareness

A meditation practice has one true goal: Awareness. If the practice is bringing forward results, these might be some of them: more clarity in a general sense. We might or might not act upon the clarity, but it arises more easily and frequently. more honesty with oneself. Again, we might choose to stay with habits … More Simple Awareness

Dynamic Presence

Step 13 of The Practice is Toroidal Flow. But what is that? Essentially, it is the experience of the dynamic Presence that a human being is as well as the tactile experience of the ongoing flow of energies that comprise this incarnated existence. To abide within the ongoing toroidal flow of energies that one is … More Dynamic Presence

Abiding as Presence positively effects humanity

We sit in long spans of meditational presence knowing that it serves existence not only ourselves. This is the way of now – related, interconnected, vibrantly interdependent as one whole. The whole is human consciousness. This is one shared composite of all that we bring of awareness, sorrow, fear, love, worry, and joy to it. … More Abiding as Presence positively effects humanity

Presence Supreme (Step 10b)

Light is a result in a meditative practice. It is that because light is innate. Furthermore, light is a choice – as in lightness of being. Everything in a meditation practice steers the practitioner inside. With that reorientation one experiences the light that is within. The more one abides in this inner light, trains oneself … More Presence Supreme (Step 10b)

Compassion: the world needs your essence

You and I are Christ-consciousness (“the hands and feet of Christ”). You and I are buddha-nature (already completely enlightened). We are the saints and the sages of the human race – because everyone is capable of great compassion and supernal wisdom. We are this human Beingness. The world needs everyone to live human Beingness. Generosity, … More Compassion: the world needs your essence

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

Already here

Touch your heart. Now think of being angry. Nadda, right? Keep your fingers on your heart. Consider being impatient, or petty, or argumentative. Not happening, and actually feels unintelligent, right? In this moment, if you did the experiment, you just proved to yourself that heart-mind is a unified field of creative awareness that gives a … More Already here

Energy, Vibration, Truth of Being

There is no density. All is energy in various dimensions of vibration. The slower moving frequencies create a seeming densification, but it is only seeming. Humanity is being called to its ability to perceive and, thereby, undo the seeming and the projected and the fear of the unknown. None of that is real. And, truth … More Energy, Vibration, Truth of Being

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

“We smile, and take a long-slow-deep breath …”

It is that simple. Awareness is one’s choice. Smiling, letting go, letting be, rejoicing, celebrating, appreciating, understanding all are one’s choice. Patience, contentment, ease, composure also are one’s choice. Similarly, so distraction, rudeness, impatience, agitation, aggravation, denial, and heedlessness are too. Life is one’s choice. And giving one’s self this truth – Awareness is one’s … More “We smile, and take a long-slow-deep breath …”

Fully present

How do we accomplish being fully present? Through training and simple realizations. The training is to be here now, to feel the tactile sensations in the body as it breathes, and to realize that this makes our life possible. This level of noticing, this level of appreciation, then become how we engage a conversation with … More Fully present

A Greater Purpose

What is the reason to meditate? Transformation. What is the purpose of meditation? Transformation on personal, local, and global scales. This purpose is effected by the energetic and telepathic relatedness of Life-Awareness. Your meditation matters. Is there a greater purpose to meditation? Well, is there anything greater than world transformation? If so, that would be … More A Greater Purpose