Wednesday, August 31, 2016



+ 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.

+ The world is holy. We are holy. All life is holy. Daily prayers are delivered on the lips of breaking waves, the whisperings of grasses, the shimmering of leaves.
-- Terry Tempest Williams from Talking to God: Portrait of a World at Prayer (anthology)
This was the Gratefulness Word for the Day on February 18, 2015

+ Holiness is the ninth of the 12 practices we are exploring.  The word saint comes from the same root.  You are holy.  You are a saint.  You shimmer and shine and whisper and wave.  We are in this together with every molecule, every atom, every star, every galaxy, every blade of grass.  Can you get in touch with something very natural today?  A blade of grass might work.  So many other possibilities.

Enjoy being holy.  Enjoy being a saint.  Enjoy the unfolding process of this holy creation which not only includes you but needs you, wants you, cherishes you.  You are fantastic.  You are wonderful. You are holy.  Yes, YOU are. 

+ 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

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

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