Wednesday, October 19, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 296

This is the daily exploration for Saturday, October 22, 2016.
WE ARE EXPLORING THE PRACTICE OF HEAVENLINESS


+ This is the fourth of four posts on the The Way of Wisdom which is the 12th of the 12 styles of the Mandala process created by Edward Bastian. This post also marks the end of our exploration of the 12 Spiritual Practices. We will return to Wisdom soon since it is the third of the 9 Attributes of Heaven which we will begin exploring in the next post.

+ Without wisdom, there is no wonder. Without wonder, there is no wisdom.
-- Rabbi Elazar Ben Azariah

+ It’s a wonderful world.  It’s a wonder-filled world. Let’s look for wonders in all kind s of ways.  Let us become really, really wise as we enjoy this fascinating world.  Let us devote ourselves to compassion, peace, justice and sustainable abundance so that neighbors, strangers, enemies, indeed all creatures and definitely future generations can enjoy this fascinating world.

I hope you are enjoying this amazing journey.  For many years I have focused on the 12 Spiritual Practices and the 9 Attributes of Heaven. The practices are essential and that’s why this is post 296 on these 12 practices.  I have come to believe we are always in heaven but it takes practice, practice, practice to become fully aware of this.  I hope this is your belief and that these practices are contributing to your awareness of this heavenly realm we inhabit mind, heart, body and soul.  Let’s transition into an exploration of heaven based on our growing awareness of our infinite, intimate and intricate heavenly identity. Abundance will be the first heavenly attribute we explore beginning with the next post.  It’s a wonderful world.  It’s a wonderful world because it is heavenly right here, right now, always was and always will be.


+ 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.


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