Wednesday, November 23, 2016


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

+ An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told them that whoever got there first would win the sweet fruits. When he gave them the signal to run, they all took each other’s hands and ran together, then sat in a circle enjoying their treats. When the anthropologist asked them why they chose to run as a group when they could have had more fruit individually, one child spoke up and said: UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?’ UBUNTU in Xhosa culture means: “I am because we are.
-- Source Unknown
This was the OneSpirit Daily Inspiration on April 2, 2016

+ ArchBishop Desmond Tutu highlights this African orientation to community, Ubuntu, in his wonderful book God Has a Dream. He says: "Members of a family have a gentle caring and compassion for one another. How I pray that we will open our eyes and see the real, true identity of each one of us, that this one is not a white or black, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, or Jew, but a brother, a sister, and treat each other as such. If we could but recognize our common humanity, that we do belong together, that our destinies are bound up in one another's, that we can be free only together, that we can survive only together, that we can be human only together, then a glorious world would come into being where all of us lived harmoniously together as members of one family, the human family, God's family. In truth a transfiguration would take place. God's dream would become a reality.”

The main idea of Ubuntu is that cooperation rather than competition is what makes us human. “I am because we are.” What truly makes us human is what truly makes us heavenly. This is who we really are.  The layers of prejudice, envy, fear, suspicion, greed and selfishness are not who we really are.  We can let go of all that.  We really can.  Be still and simply be who you really are, a heavenly being here on earth receiving and giving Love abundantly. This is bliss. Now. Here.

+ We explored the practice of Love & Compassion during our exploration of Heavenliness as a practice in these SE posts: 241 | 242 | 243 | 244 | 245 | 246 | 247 | 248 | 249 |250 | 251 | 252 | 253

+ Spirituality & Practice offers plenty of resources on the practice of Love, on the practice of Compassion and on the practice of hospitality and other related practices.  You can also be illuminated and inspired by their many 12s galleries of memes including the 12s Gallery on Love, the 12s Gallery on Compassionthe12s Gallery on Hospitality and the 12s Gallery on Empathy. The meme for this post comes from the Empathy Gallery.

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

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