| ABUNDANCE | JOY | WISDOM |
| BEAUTY | LOVE | TRUTH |
| PEACE | JUSTICE | FREEDOM |

... are the nine attributes of heaven
which we experience and enjoy
as we embrace our fantastic journey,
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On our way to attaining our true identity as a heavenly being we move through these 4 stages of spiritual practice:

STAGE ONE: THE JOURNEY OF THE MIND STAGE TWO: THE JOURNEY OF THE HEART STAGE THREE: THE JOURNEY OF THE BODY STAGE FOUR: THE JOURNEY OF THE SOUL
STILLNESS SILENCE SOLITUDE SIMPLICITY
DETACHMENT DISCERNMENT DEVOTION DELIGHT
HUMILITY HEALING HOLINESS HEAVENLINESS



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I OFFER MESSAGES FOR THE TREK OFTEN (as of September 2002) IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE AND EQUIP US AS WE CONTINUE TO BUILD A GLOBAL VILLAGE SOLIDLY BASED ON LOVE.

I WROTE THESE GOOD NEWS AMBASSADOR GUIDELINES IN 1986 AND HAVE BEEN GUIDED BY THEM EVER SINCE.  I INVITE YOU TO CONSIDER THEM.

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Open up a new window and read the BIBLE.

Open up a new window and read the daily scripture selections of the lectionary as translated in the NRSV (New Revised Standard Version).  Scriptures for the Day of the Lord and other holy days are also included.

Open up a new window & go to a website offering great resources on centering prayer, LECTIO DIVINA, and contemplation.

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We are creating THE NEW FAITH FOR THE NEW EARTH


DEVOTION

A daily practice of prayer and meditation and contemplation is essential for awakening. There are many paths of devotion.

RESOURCES:

  • CENTERING PRAYER & LECTIO DIVINA -- Father Thomas Keating has brought new life to ancient practices of the church.

  • THE LECTIONARY -- The Lectionary is a great way to read through the Bible on a daily and/or weekly basis. Many Christian churches use the Lectionary.

  • DAILY ZEN -- Zen Buddhism is closely associated with the Chinese TAO TE CHING. I have found enormous inspiration and guidance by turning to this source often.

  • A COURSE IN MIRACLES I have found ACIM to be a fantastic and very challeging course developing a heavenly way of thinking beyond any ego attachment. ACIM is definitely not for everybody although a course in miracles in one form or another is a required course. Mary Ann Williamson applies many of the principles of ACIM in her books, lectures and website. For many, she makes ACIM comprehensible!

  • WahiduddinNet offers A Daily Bowl of Saki, a wonderful devotional tool on the Sufi practice of love. The January 31, 2007 bowl of saki exemplifies this wisdom. Excerpts: "The pleasures of life are blinding; it is love alone that clears the rust from the heart, the mirror of the soul." -- Hazrat Inayat Khan | "The heart of man, as the Sufis say, is a mirror. All that is reflected in this mirror is projected upon other mirrors. When man has doubt in his heart that doubt is reflected upon every heart with which he comes in contact. When he has faith that faith is reflected in every heart. Can there be a more interesting study and a greater wonder than to observe this keenly?" -- Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan.

  • INNER FRONTIER offers Joseph Naft on the Practice of Devotion (a new IF page as of 12/5/05).

  • INNER FRONTIER offers Joseph Naft on the Practice of Prayer. It begins: "Prayer is the heart of the spiritual path. When you ponder why this universe exists, you might speculate that the Creator needs beings who can pray, that in prayer a necessary exchange of energies and will flows between the created and the Creator."

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