Thursday, August 11, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 243

This is the daily exploration for Tuesday, August 30, 2016.
WE ARE EXPLORING THE PRACTICE OF HEAVENLINESS

+ Continuing with the 12 styles of the Mandala process, we are exploring the style of Love and Compassion.

+ We know there’s something special about love because it manifests, albeit differently, on every level of being we can experience. On the automatic level, love enters primarily as desire, sex, nurturing, and protecting. On the sensitive level, love appears as the feeling of liking. On the conscious level, love becomes intentional consideration for others’ needs and desires. On the level of the creative, sacred light, love comes as the compassion that transcends our personal individuality.

+ This amazing journey we are sharing is nothing less than a journey in heaven, not a journey to heaven but a journey in heaven.  We are in heaven now. We are invited to become fully aware of this greater reality we already inhabit.  It’s an invitation worth accepting right now, right here.  Why wait for  abundance, joy, wisdom, beauty, love, truth, peace, justice and freedom when we can have it now? The only thing required is an expansion of compassion.  God is Love.  Heaven is nothing but Love.  Do you feel it? Are you involved in expanding this Love here on earth?  How can you expand your involvement?

+ 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 offers abundant resources on the practices of Love & Compassion: The Practice of Love | The 12s Gallery on Love | The Practice of Compassion | The 12s Gallery on Compassion

+ 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  “Love” or “Guest Post” to John@abundancetrek.com.

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