Friday, July 15, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 205

This is the daily exploration for Saturday, July 23, 2016.
WE ARE EXPLORING THE PRACTICE OF HEAVENLINESS



+ The great lesson from the true mystics . . . is that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one's daily life, in one's neighbors, friends, and family, in one's back yard.
-- Abraham H. Maslow in Religions, Values, and Peak Experiences

+ The mysticism of everyday life is the deepest mysticism of all.
-- Jurgen Moltmann

+ The Mystic naturally feels, intuits, communes with or otherwise experiences the mysteries of the numinous that lie beyond the boundaries of ordinary human perception.

+ These are not contradictory statements.  When we realize our true identity, we do move beyond “ordinary human perception.”  It happens in ordinary time and place but it is different.  It is miraculous, mysterious and marvelous.  It is always available right here, right now.  We really are in heaven and the challenge is to know it, day after day, moment after moment, breath after breath. Every day is a splendid opportunity to experience “the deepest mysticism of all.”

+ The 12 styles of Mandala: Creating An Authentic Spiritual Path: An InterSpiritual Process by Edward Bastian are listed in SE206.

+ I would love it if you offered a guest post on this practice or any practice.  And, I have work to do on my Heavenliness page.  Maybe you can help.  Send an email with the subject “Heavenliness” 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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