Monday, November 7, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 316

This is the daily exploration for Friday, November 11, 2016.

+ We are called to create and enjoy a realm of compassion, peace, justice and sustainable abundance for all.

+ Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.
-- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

+ I know I could go on with more posts on the heavenly attribute of Joy.  But I think I will end this current exploration with this one.  Teilhard de Chardin is simply one of the most innovative and illuminating thinkers of recent times.   So, I think quoting him in this post makes sense as a bridge to the next exploration which is The Heavenly Attribute of Wisdom.

Joy connects with wisdom as much as it connects with abundance which was where we began exploring these 9 Attributes of Heaven.  We can really see that in so many of the great wisdom teachers as we have seen in the last post and in a wonderful video featuring Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama which I embedded in SE244 and again in this post.     

Like each and every one of the heavenly attributes, joy is a gift given freely and abundantly moment after moment. Live joyfully. Live thankfully. Live in this awareness, this reality. This is the way things really are.

Because there is an abundance of Love, there are plenty of reasons to be joyful, moment after moment, breath after breath. Be joyful as you experience the amazing abundance of Love, Love in all its forms.

Heaven is simply full of joy. And, since we are heavenly beings right now, right here, we are full of joy unless we are allowing earthly attachments to dominate us. Heaven is full of joyful music. Do you hear it? Listen. Connect. Dance. Sing. Sing for joy. Dwell here. Rest here. Relax here. Thoroughly enjoy the music, the dance, the feast, the freedom of heaven. Home. Wow.

Even though earth is a temporary dwelling place, it can feel like home. It can be heavenly. Earth needs joyful, heavenly people. Earth needs you as you really are, the liberated soul, the joyful heavenly being having an earthly experience. You have been practicing. You are now tasting and seeing, touching and hearing, moving to the heavenly beat, breathing the joyful air of the greater reality.

+ Spirituality & Practice offers plenty of resources on the spiritual practice of Joy. Also, there is an S&P Twelves Gallery of memes on Joy.

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


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

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