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What do you get when two men leave the big city, come together through a spiritual connection, and move to a mountaintop meditative retreat center in Western Massachusetts? Spirit Fire Radio! A radio show about practical mindfulness and the myriad of ways that the principles of meditation express in everyday life. We are Tim Darter and Steve Kramer. We run an educational non-profit named Spirit Fire, and we're taking its mission to the airwaves.

What do you get when two men leave the big city, come together through a spiritual connection, and move to a mountaintop meditative retreat center in Western Massachusetts? Spirit Fire Radio! A radio show about practical mindfulness and the myriad of ways that the principles of meditation express in everyday life. We are Tim Darter and Steve Kramer. We run an educational non-profit named Spirit Fire, and we're taking its mission to the airwaves.
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Leyden, MA

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What do you get when two men leave the big city, come together through a spiritual connection, and move to a mountaintop meditative retreat center in Western Massachusetts? Spirit Fire Radio! A radio show about practical mindfulness and the myriad of ways that the principles of meditation express in everyday life. We are Tim Darter and Steve Kramer. We run an educational non-profit named Spirit Fire, and we're taking its mission to the airwaves.

Language:

English

Contact:

407 W. Leyden Road Leyden, MA 01337 (413) 624-3955


Episodes

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Living as Part of an Interconnected Group

5/23/2018
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Group activity fosters a sense of interconnectedness and an awareness that we are part of a greater whole, yet being a part of a functioning group requires effort, discipline and a degree of self-realization. On today's show we will explore the move from self identification to group awareness and its implicit rewards. Join us!

Duration:00:59:50

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: The Limiting Belief of Separateness

5/16/2018
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On today's show we will explore the illusions that keep us held in the belief that we are independant rather than interdependant. Science has proven that we are all interconnected, so why is it that we so often default to an "us vs them" mentality? Join us.

Duration:01:00:41

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: How Our Cosmos Functions

5/9/2018
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Science and spirituality seem to pull from the same pool of words as they describe our reality: energy, connection, expansion, etc. We can learn a lot about ourselves and the spiritual path by exploring our cosmos from a scientific perspective. On today's show we will discuss the principles that underlie or cosmos and the ways that energy creates our manifest reality.

Duration:00:59:46

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Welcome to Season 3!

5/2/2018
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We are extremely excited to be back together for a third season of Spirit Fire Radio. Our shows thus far have revealed that the spiritual path need not take you to the mountain top, into the monastery, or under the Bodhi Tree in order to inspire expansion… it can simply direct you out into day to day existence, amongst human beings, immersed in life itself. Last season we provided insight into the tools to make the experience of the spiritual path meaningful a ...

Duration:00:59:17

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Season Two Wrap-Up

1/31/2018
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It's been a wonderfully full year on Spirit Fire Radio. Month to month we examined purposful topics - navigation tools for the spiritual path and we discussed the challenges and benefits of working with these tools. On today's show Steve and Dorothy will share their personal highlights and the wisdom gained from their experience of exploring these topics. Join us!

Duration:00:56:18

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Generating Love-Wisdom

1/24/2018
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'A life lived from the heart' translates as emobodied awareness of our innate interconnectedness. That awareness is generated from an open and receptive mind. We can cultivate love-wisdom. On this show we will duscuss the various ways in which that is accomplished in daily life.

Duration:00:58:31

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: The Barriers to Expressing Love-Wisdom

1/17/2018
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This month we are discussing the concept of Love-Wisdom, two energetically aligned aspects of the spiritual path. On this episode we will discuss the various barriers which block their expression and the ways that this impacts our personal life, relationships, and the world at large.

Duration:00:55:44

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: The Importance of Love-Wisdom

1/10/2018
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Love creates bonds based on our similarities; wisdom brings deep understanding and keen discernment to the forefront. Together they create a force for positive change. On today's show we discuss the importance of developing the quality of love-wisdom in our everyday lives.

Duration:00:56:51

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: The Relationship of Love & Wisdom

1/3/2018
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Love and wisdom may sound like two separate concepts, but thier relationship is energetically intrinsic. We will spend the month of January discussing the myriad of ways that love and wisdom support each other and support you on the spiritual path. Join us!

Duration:00:57:39

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Cultivating Your Intuition

12/27/2017
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People often refer to intuition as the 'small voice' inside. How do we make room for that voice? How do we transform it to the 'magnificent voice' inside? Intuition must be developed and on the final week of this month's theme, we're going to discuss the many ways to do so.

Duration:00:56:35

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Balancing Intuition and Critical Thinking

12/20/2017
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This week we move deeper into our monthly theme of intuition and reveal the part that critical thinking plays in our access to and facilitiy with intuition. At first glance, critical thinking and intuition seem to be on opposite ends of the conversation about consciousness, but you'd be surprised how much they rely on each other to maximise the use of your mind and keep you on the cutting edge of awareness! Join us for this interesting exploration.

Duration:00:55:18

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Clearing the Way for Intuition

12/13/2017
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What interferes with intuition and how does clearing the way for it support or spiritual evolution? What is spirituality if not the interplay of alignment and connection? On this week's show we will discuss factors that may unconsciouly be keeping you out-of-tune. Join us!

Duration:00:57:06

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: What Is Intuition and Why Is It Important?

12/6/2017
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Our theme for the month of December is intuition. What is it? What gets in it's way? How do we engage and foster it in our everyday lives? And what role does it play in spirituality? Join us for a month of thinking outside of the box (of the brain).

Duration:00:55:40

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Forgiveness and the Field of the Heart

11/29/2017
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Forgiveness and love are intrinsically connected. When we forgive, we reestablish a connection that was severed and, though it may be subconscious, we acknowledge our innate interconnectedness. Forgiveness allows freedom from resistance, which is a keynote of love. On this episode we will discuss forgiveness as an entry point to the heart and the realm of unconditional love.

Duration:00:56:47

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Strengthening Our Ability To Forgive

11/22/2017
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Forgiving those who have caused us harm or suffering is necessary in order to feel whole, present, and fully optimistic; yet forgiveness takes considerable effort. On this episode, we will offer insights and tools which make the path to forgiveness easier to tread. The reward of forgiveness is freedom, and freedom is the path to true joy.

Duration:00:57:02

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Our Difficulties With Forgiveness

11/15/2017
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Why is forgiveness sometimes difficult? It may be that forgiveness is complex and may often be misunderstood. "Forgive and forget" is an example of oversimplification. Similarly, "turn the other cheek" may not offer the necessary reconciliation for growth and/or proper detachment. On this episode we will look into the inherent difficulties that present themselves when we move toward forgiveness.

Duration:00:56:42

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Forgiving Ourselves, Forgiving Others

11/8/2017
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Maya Angelou calls forgiveness "one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself." As with all healing, we must first start within and then focus on the outer-world. The same is true with forgiveness. Often, the anger or resentment we feel toward another is masking the guilt or shame we feel within ourselves. On this episode, we will look at the importance of self-forgiveness and the ways in which it creates pathways to forgiving others.

Duration:00:58:39

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Exploring Forgiveness

11/1/2017
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November will see us discussing forgiveness and its place with our spiritual development. The long-lasting quote, "to err is human, to forgive divine," offers much to ponder. Is forgiveness a doorway to the divine? If so, in what ways? We will discuss the primary aspects of forgiveness on our next show. Join us.

Duration:00:57:43

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Balance as Stability

10/25/2017
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Stability creates freedom. Freedom generates creativity. Co-creation is foundational to the spiritual path. On this eposode of Spirit Fire Radio, we will discuss the myriad of ways that stability leads to a fully realized state of being and ways to sustain this quality for a productive and meaningful life.

Duration:00:57:28

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Balancing Multiple Perspectives

10/18/2017
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Diversity is one of humanity's greatests assets, yet remaining accepting of differences is one of our biggest chsallenges. How do we reconcile this? Balance, integration and synthesis are moves in the right direction. On this episode of Spirit Fire Radio, we will discuss ways to find balance amongst multiple perspectives. Join us!

Duration:00:59:07

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