Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 263

This is the daily exploration for Monday, September 19, 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.

+ 3 quotes tweeted by @fredericbrussat on October 22, 2015:

Look deep into nature and you will understand everything.
-- Albert Einstein

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The landscape belongs to the person who looks at it.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

+ Related closely to that last one is the Spiritual Practice of the Day offered by Spirituality & Practice on October 28, 2015:

[This is] what the Sioux Chief said when the tribe was watching the white men takes riches out of the Black Hills. "The whites think they are getting rich by digging in the hills, but the Sioux are rich from looking at the hills.
 — Joyce Sequichie Hifler in When the Night Bird Sings by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
To Practice This Thought: Do something to protect the richness of nature.

+ That’s an order .. for you, for me, for everyone. 

+ 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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