| 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,
the ...

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.

CONNECTIONS GALORE! LINKS TO SPIRITUAL FORMATION, SELF-HELP, PEACE & JUSTICE, ECO-JUSTICE, FUN, SYRACUSE and more!

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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.

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HOLINESS

  • THE DALAI LAMA -- Many affirm the holiness of this living saint. Spirituality and Practice offers quotes by the Dalai Lama including this one from The Good Heart on the importance of finding a spiritual path suited for you: "When embarking upon a spiritual path, it is important that you engage in a practice that is most suited to your mental development, your dispositions, and your spiritual inclinations. It is crucial that each individual seek a form of spiritual practice and belief that is most effective for that individual's specific needs. Through this, one can bring about inner transformation, the inner tranquility that will make that individual spiritually mature and a warm-hearted, whole, and good and kind person. That is the consideration one must use in seeking spiritual nourishment."

  • THICH NHAT HANH -- Many affirm the holiness of this living saint. Read his 14 precepts and see if they work for you as a way to be holy.

  • Centuries of Holiness: Ancient Spirituality Refracted for a Postmodern Age by Richard Valantasis. Spirituality and Practice offers a book review and an excerpt. Here is an excerpt from the review: "In this ambitious and spiritually resonant work, he has gathered together a 100 short essays to serve as catalysts to the enrichment of our spiritual lives. Valentasis has borrowed this construct from the Desert Father Evagrios Pontikos who offered a 'century' of spiritual texts for the edification of others. The wisdom of ancient spiritual teachers is used to shed light on the realities of a postmodern world."

  • Spirituality and Practice offers dozens of resources on this practice.

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