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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: 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


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Balancing Our Inner and Outer Lives

10/11/2017
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Does your sense of self align with your everyday life? How do we find balance between material aspirations and spiritual aspirations? On today's show we will discuss the meaning of inner-life and outer-life, and offer ways to keep them in balanced comminucation. Join us.

Duration: 00:56:03


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Finding Balance on the Spiritual Path

10/4/2017
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The month of October will see Spirit Fire Radio exploring the theme of balance. How does balance in ones everyday life support a balanced spiritual life and how do we aceive this? Balance is both a state and a process. Join us as we discuss the fundamental qualites of "a balanced state" and ways to foster this.

Duration: 00:57:44


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Strengthening Discernment

9/27/2017
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How do we develop discernment in this fast-paced, fast-talking modern world? A bit of mindfulness, self-knowledge, and the capacity to observe will set you on the right path. On this episose, we will discuss ways to engage your critical mind without creating a critical persona. Join us.

Duration: 00:57:48


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Discernment and the Common Good

9/20/2017
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Discernment is the ability to judge well, to distinguish between truth and falsehood. On this episode, we explore the ways that truth and common good are inextricably linked. Join us.

Duration: 00:59:13


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Developing Discernment: Pt. 2

9/13/2017
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We continue our exploration of discernment through the Riddle Scale. This system reveals the ways that prejudice and discrimination tincure our lives. As we examine the subtleties of bias in ourselves and in our society, we learn ways to develop a discerning mind.

Duration: 00:57:55


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Developing Discernment: Pt. 1

9/6/2017
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The month of September will be dedicated to discernment. How do we discern between right and wrong, truth and falsehood, productive attitudes and limiting beliefs? Through discernmet we come to know our selves, and as a result, create opportunies for being 'a part of the solution' as opposed to being 'a part of the problem.' We will begin by looking at the Riddle Scale which was developed to analyze homophobia but expanded to other social issues. ...

Duration: 01:00:47

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