Friday, August 5, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 225

This is the daily exploration for Friday, August 12, 2016.
WE ARE EXPLORING THE PRACTICE OF HEAVENLINESS

+ Continuing with our current emphasis on style of the Artist in the Mandala process, Ed Bastian writes:
Through the arts, we might find a bridge for crossing over into realms of knowing and being that ordinarily lie dormant in our daily lives. For each of us, there is an art form that can help to transport us to a world we might have intuited, but which we have not touched or inhabited. In the magic of the artistic journey, we might encounter an unexpected moment in which we see, hear, taste or touch something that opens up new possibilities for us, or inspires us to live according to our highest ideals. For each of us, there is a work of art that helps us to know the unknowable, to experience that which lies beyond our ken, to become the person we would like to be.

+ You might find that bridge or you might build that bridge or both.  And it is important that we often find a way to do the discovering and the building together. This is definitely an important part of this amazing journey we are sharing, or rather, creating together.  It is such a wonderful thing to be a co-creator with you and with the muse who inspires us and guides us.  What is your muse telling you these days?   

+ 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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