Thursday, August 4, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 224

This is the daily exploration for Thursday, August 11, 2016.
WE ARE EXPLORING THE PRACTICE OF HEAVENLINESS
 + Continuing with our current emphasis on the style of the artist in the Mandala process, Ed Bastian writes:
Those of us who are not particularly skilled in the arts can still benefit from our own artistic expressions, even if they don’t find an appreciative audience in the public. We can express ourselves in our journals, through poetry or songs, paintings or dance. But our most profound personal art form is expressed in the way we live our own lives. For if we intentionally live our lives as expressions of our deepest purpose, wisdom, ethics, spiritual intuition and compassion, then each of us becomes a spiritual work of art.

+ It’s true. You are “a spiritual work of art.” There is no art created by a human artist that is better than the art of the divine artist and that means YOU.  Don’t hide.  Express yourself.  Be creative.  Develop your gifts.  You are so gifted.  Yes, YOU. You are heavenly.  Yes, YOU.  You are fantastic.  Yes, YOU. 

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

+ The 7 steps of InterSpiritual Meditation by Edward Bastian are listed in SE21 and SE213.  They are described fully in his book, InterSpiritual Meditation.

+ To get inspired and illuminated by Ed Bastian, I invite you to set aside some time for these videos:  Seven Steps of InterSpiritual Meditation (11 minutes) | 15 minute introduction to InterSpiritual Meditation and the Mandala Process | 2 hour lecture & conversation

Spirituality & Practice emphasizes the practices of Beauty, Creativity, Imagination & Wonder: The Practice of Beauty | The 12s Gallery on Beauty | The 12s Gallery on Creativity | The Practice of Imagination | The 12s Gallery on Imagination |  The Practice of Wonder | The 12s Gallery on Wonder

+ 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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