Monday, August 15, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 252

This is the daily exploration for Thursday, September 8, 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.

+ Each one of your actions leaves an impression on the hearts of others. The clarity or confusion, the love or resentment you cultivate inwardly makes its mark upon the world. Every single thing you think, speak, or do has consequences and creates ripples of effect. Understanding this more and more deeply, you learn to take care with your thoughts and actions. They can be guided by wisdom and compassion or by fear and anger. ... In every moment of life you are planting seeds that will come to fruition. Responsibility asks you to be ever aware of what kind of seeds you are planting.
This was the OneSpirit Daily Inspiration on 12/31/15

+ We are on a life-long learning journey which leads us, hopefully, to keep building and expanding that heavenly realm of compassion, peace, justice and sustainable abundance for all.  Christina Feldman reminds us that our intention and continuing commitment to this mission takes a lot of persistence and courage and mindfulness.  Every thought matters.  Everything we think, feel, say or do has consequences.  Let us renew our resolve to pay attention and be present.

+ Christina Feldman offers some great practical guidance on meditation and mindfulness.  I invite you to listen to her Dharma Talks or search for her videos on Youtube or read several  book reviews, book excerpts and practices.  Of course you could read one of her books.

+ Spirituality & Practice offers abundant resources on the practices of Attention and Being Present: The Practice of Being Present | 12s Gallery on Being Present | The Practice of Attention | 12s Gallery on Attention

+ 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  

+ 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

+ 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.

+ 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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