Tuesday, October 25, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 304

This is the daily exploration for Sunday, October 30, 2016.
+ We are called to create and enjoy a realm of compassion, peace, justice and sustainable abundance for all.

+ I always remember that I have everything I need to enjoy my here and now -- unless I am letting my consciousness be dominated by demands and expectations based on the dead past or the imagined future.
-- Ken Keyes

+ The quote comes from The Handbook to Higher Consciousness by Ken Keyes.  It is the fourth pathway of The Twelve Pathways of Higher Consciousness which all speak directly to the process of transforming scarcity belief into abundance belief. The 7 Centers of Consciousness are also found on that web page.  Many years ago I came across this book and I continue to cherish the wise guidance I found in it.  He made it possible for me and many others to understand Eastern spiritual traditions with his insightful interpretation of their ideas for western minds.  The 7 Centers of Consciousness, for example, correspond to the 7 chakras.  Here is his fifth center, the Cornucopia Center, which is very much like what the fifth chakra, the heart chakra, represents:
 
When your consciousness is illuminated by this Center, you experience the friendliness of the world you are creating.  You begin to realize that you've always lived in a perfect world. To the degree that you still have addictions, the perfection lies in giving you the experience you need to get free of your emotion-backed demands.  As you reprogram your addictions, the perfection will be experienced as a continuous enjoyment of the here and now in your life.  As you become more loving and accepting, the world becomes a "horn of plenty" that gives you more than you need to be happy.

According to Keyes we don’t need to eliminate our addictions completely but we need to down grade them to preferences. A huge problem of our planet is that so many of us are addicted to pleasures of all kinds which are not necessary to our true happiness and cause enormous suffering to ourselves and others.  Abundance can be had by all when we learn that we can enjoy life with so much less than we think we need or want.    

+ 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

Also, many of their Twelves Galleries focus on abundance.  With the following links you can quickly  choose among them >
http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/galleries/category/12s
http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/galleries/category/12s/2
http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/galleries/category/12s/3
http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/galleries/category/12s/4
http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/galleries/category/12s/5
http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/galleries/category/12s/6

+ 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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