Expectations from self and others often limit the expression of who we are and who we want to be, as do feelings of self-worth, or lack thereof. The self-critical voice often plays a non-stop commentary in our daily life. This creates a mist or fog obscuring the light within. Let’s give ourselves a break and relax, … More Relax, Release and Real-ize!
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
Releasing provides space, time, shoulds, agendas, clutter in our minds, in our hearts, in our homes. Release opens us, opens a conversation, opens relation, opens our ears, just opens. Release can be more powerful that receiving. Release can return us back to our essence. Downloadable podcast: Entry release, come back to essence
Day yields to night, night yields to day. The breath that gave us life must be released in order for us to stay alive. That which served us as children, or through tough times or happy ones is now old. And, if we hold onto that which no longer serves as it once did, the … More 5b. Release. Be free.
Truth be told, I don’t know what to write because this meditation was done in group within the Milwaukee meditation retreat. I only know that it was deep and refined. Enjoy! Downloadable podcast: Release again and again
Right now, feel the quality of release. There is deep magic in release as well as deep wisdom. I’ll leave you with this meditation which says it best -as will your experience. Downloadable podcast: Release=generosity and space
Spirit Fire’s World Service meditation focuses on Earth, and how we – as members of planet Earth – can subjectively through gratitude and awareness and objectively through right choices and actions support a thriving Mother Earth. One way that that is cultivated is through equanimity: through learning that, in truth, all aspects and manifestations of … More Profound Equality
Autumn is the perfect time to explore release. Lungs do it, trees do it, rivers do it. Release is necessary. Lungs release carbon dioxide generated by our body in the exchange of life giving breath. Trees release leaves that generated photosynthesis and food for the tree during the growing season. Rivers release their abundance gathered … More Feel the release
Step 5 – Soften, Open, and Release – is a step that brings some of the intended results of meditation into view. The lungs release that which is old and no longer serves. Release wants to hold the practitioner in truth, in simplicity, and in clarity. But, these three are counter to the modern ethos, … More 5b: Meditation brings change.
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
At the fullness of the in-breath is the experience of just enough. We have taken in enough oxygen to support the needs of our body and brain. The extension of the out-breath is similar: just enough. We have released that which no longer serves our body or brain. Just enough, experienced through the interlude of … More Just enough – Step 7