Friday, June 3, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 157

This is the daily exploration for Sunday, June 5, 2016.
WE ARE EXPLORING THE PRACTICE OF HOLINESS


+ There is a Providence that brought us here and gave us to each other at this time. In and through us, a greater tapestry to creativity is being woven. … The great traditions tell us that community somehow already exists. When we come together in compassion and generosity, this hidden belonging begins to come alive between us. …

 Perhaps community is a constellation. Each one of us is a different light in the emerging collective brightness. A constellation of light has greater power of illumination than any single light would have on its own. Together we increase brightness.
-- John O’Donohue in Eternal Echoes, One Spirit Daily Inspiration 6/3/16

+ Every community is holy.  Each of us has essential attributes which we are called to offer to our particular holy community.  We began this Journey of the Body with the practice of solitude  which is indeed essential for the practice of holiness.  The practices of solitude and devotion are never meant to separate us from community.  You are needed with all of your wonderful gifts.   And, of course, you need community with all of its gifts to you.  Let us “increase brightness” as we continue our commitment to keep practicing and keep exploring on this amazing journey. 

+ Of course, Spirituality & Practice has plenty of resources on John O’Donohue who taught us so much about Celtic spirituality. 

+ Holiness is not one of the 37 Spirituality & Practice practices BUT put Holiness in their Search Engine and you come up with 460 items including 227 quotes, 168 books, 28 practices, 14 teachers, 12 arts links, 7 e-courses, 3 films and 1 blog as of 5/11/16.  Go to http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/search/?q=holiness.

+ The Body gets a lot of attention from Spirituality and Practice as you can see when you go to a link to “Body” on their search engine. You will find 1611 items as of 4/26/16.

+ I would love it if you offered a guest post on this practice or any practice.  And, I have work to do on my Holiness Page.   Maybe you can help.  Send an email with the subject “Holiness” or “Guest Post” to John@abundancetrek.com.

+ You can always find a link to any of the Spiritual Explorations posts by going to http://abundancetrek.com/sepostsaccess.html

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