Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 262

This is the daily exploration for Sunday, September 18, 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 created by Edward Bastian.  There are 5 more styles to explore and then we will move on to the 9 Attributes of Heaven.

+ I had assumed that the Earth, the spirit of the Earth, noticed exceptions -- those who wantonly damage it and those who do not. But the Earth is wise. It has given itself into the keeping of all, and all are therefore accountable.
-- Alice Walker
This was the Gratefulness Word for the Day on November 2, 2015

+ I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
-- E.B. White in Letters of E. B. White

+ Abundance is one of my favorite words as you might have guessed.  But I often modify the word with “sustainable.” Abundance is our birthright but not just for the privileged on the planet. Also, it is definitely the birthright of future generations.  We must make this realization a priority.  We are not doing nearly enough to protect and preserve the abundance of our planet.  In fact we are reducing the abundance by our actions day by day.  We can sustain abundance. We must reverse the current course of our global politics which sometimes talk the talk and sometimes even walks the walk but not nearly enough.

+ 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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