Wednesday, August 10, 2016



+ We are currently exploring Heavenliness through the illuminating lens of the MandalaSpiritual Paths Process created by Edward Bastian.  This is possibly the last post on Imagination. The next style, beginning with SE241, is Love or Compassion, which is, of course, as essential as any style.  But, let me ask you to consider offering your reflections on the style of Imagination.  Imagination is such a rich topic. Our images are instrumental in the movement to increase Love.  You must have something you can add. Send an email with the subject “Imagination” to Thank You.

+ The free play of imagination tells us more about God than do rules and precepts.

+ Freedom is an essential attribute of heaven which we will explore more fully when we get to the 9 attributes of heaven: Abundance, Joy, Wisdom, Beauty, Love, Truth, Peace, Justice and Freedom.  We need to be free and we need to allow freedom to flourish on the planet.  We have made considerable progress in the quest for freedom but we are certainly not there yet.  It is difficult for any one person to be truly free and far more difficult for a religion or a nation.  My fellow explorers, how have you benefited from your freedom and how can you become more creative and compassionate by embracing even more freedom in your life?   

+ 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)
·         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
The meme here comes from the Imagination Gallery.

+ 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

+ You can always find a link to any of the Spiritual Explorations posts by going to

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