Saturday, October 22, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 297

This is the daily exploration for Sunday, October 23, 2016.
WE ARE EXPLORING THE HEAVENLY ATTRIBUTE OF ABUNDANCE


+ I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
-- John 10:10b NRSV

+ The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
-- Galatians 5: 22-23 NRSV

+ This post marks the beginning of our exploration of the Nine Attributes of Heaven. The attribute of Love is at the center of these attributes and we can say that all of the attributes proceed from Love.  We begin with Abundance, however, because I want to emphasize that a major understanding of Love is that it is abundant beyond measure.  It is simply not true that there is a scarcity of Love or of any of the wonders of life God provides.  But we are conditioned to believe in scarcity in many ways.  Let’s see if we can get beyond this conditioning. The 12 Spiritual Practices we have explored are essential for this to happen. Let’s see if we can enjoy the abundance God provides in this heavenly realm we inhabit.  We are in heaven right now, right here. The abundance of Love and all of its gifts is everywhere.

+ Although Spirituality & Practice doesn’t have Abundance per se as a practice, they do offer an abundance of resources  on many practices which are all about abundance including:  Gratitude |  Wonder | Connections | Attention

+ I would love it if you offered a guest post.  And, I have work to do on the Abundancetrek Abundance page.  Maybe you can help.  Send an email with the subject “Abundance” or “Heavenly Attributes” or “Guest Post” to John@abundancetrek.com.

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