Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 258

This is the daily exploration for Wednesday, September 14, 2016.
WE ARE EXPLORING THE PRACTICE OF HEAVENLINESS


+ This is a post on the style of The Way of Nature as we continue to explore Heavenliness through the lens of the 12 styles of the Mandala process.  There are 5 more styles to explore and then we will move on to the 9 Attributes of Heaven.

+ When we tug at a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world.

+ Trees and plants bring the magnificence of heaven to the human spirit.
-- Tachibanano Toshitsuna

+ Maybe I have said this before:

We are intimately, intricately, infinitely connected by a matrix of unconditional, unlimited, uniting Love which is miraculous, mysterious and marvelous. 

This becomes more real to us as we immerse ourselves in the natural world and natural universe which we have only begun to really understand.  Love makes the world go round.  Love awakens us to all there is and there is so much more than we ordinarily perceive.  Maybe I have said this before:

There is stuff going on in your mind right now which is far more amazing than what you are thinking right now.  

So, go ahead, “tug at a single thing in nature” and be amazed at the “magnificence of heaven” we can always enjoy as we become increasingly awake, aware and connected.

+ 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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