Thursday, August 11, 2016


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

+ Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.

+ God's dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion.

+ This quote by ArchBishop Tutu could have been used when we explored Imagination.  Love expands as we imagine and then create a realm of compassion, peace, justice and sustainable abundance for all.  It is so important to emphasize that this realm is “for all” and not for some.  There are no boundaries in heaven. When we are engaged in creating and enjoying this realm, we are awake, aware and connected to the heavenly energy which is totally available right now, right here.  This is our prayer.  This is our mission.  This is reality. This is happening.  This is bliss.  Enjoy.

+ 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

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

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