+ Let's explore heavenly realms together. Heaven is not a distant place but is here all of the time. The first post, SE 1, explains the process. My plan is to offer a Spiritual Explorations post for every day of 2016. You can find them all on The Abundancetrek Blog. Each post has a separate link which you can find on the Spiritual Explorations Posts Access Page. Currently, we are exploring the heavenly attribute of Abundance.

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION POST 338 for December 3, 2016
This is the daily exploration for Saturday, December 3, 2016.


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

+
 Love is not something you do,
It is not how you behave.
There's nothing you can do that constitutes loving another,
No action that is of itself loving.
Love is a way of being.
And more than that.
It is simply being,
Being with another person, however they may be.
Holding no judgements, having no agendas,
No need to have them experience your love,
No desire to demonstrate love,
No intrusion upon their soul.
Nothing but a total acceptance of their being,
Born of your total acceptance of yours.

+ You are fantastic.  You are fascinating.  You are wonderful.  You are amazing.  I invite you to say: “I am  fantastic.  I am fascinating.  I am wonderful.  I am amazing.”  Anything else you can add? I am sure there is because you are so much more than you often think you are.

+ We have let Peter Russell guide us in our explorations previously in SE43, SE203 where he was featured in a video and in SE212.  Visit www.PeterRussell.com for some wonderful explorations into mindfulness, consciousness, philosophy and more.  I particularly like exploring The Church of I AM.

+ 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 Compassion and the 12s Gallery on Hospitality.

+ 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 John@abundancetrek.com.

Links to the SE posts on the heavenly attribute of LOVE:

November 24 SE 329 November 25 SE 330 November 26 SE 331 November 27 SE 332
November 28 SE 333 November 29 SE 334 November 30 SE 335 December 1 SE 336
December 2 SE 337 December 3 SE 338 December 4 SE 339 December 5 SE 340

Links to the SE posts on the heavenly attribute of BEAUTY:

November 16 SE 321 November 17 SE 322 November 18 SE 323 November 19 SE 324
November 20 SE 325 November 21 SE 326 November 22 SE 327 November 23 SE 328


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to a website devoted to building a world community of:

| ABUNDANCE | JOY | WISDOM |
| BEAUTY | LOVE | TRUTH |
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THE NEW FAITH FOR THE NEW EARTH is:
non-hierarchical, free, open, loving, caring, compassionate, healing, energizing,
inclusive, humble, non-judgmental, fun, creative, yours, mine.

Christ never meant for the church to be a closed, hierarchical, authoritarian, nationalistic and denomination-alistic institution. Same for the Faith Communities following The Buddha, Muhammad, Moses, Lao-Tse, and other Great Spiritual Teachers.




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+ I love doing these web pages and blogs. I like to call it JOYFUL WANDERING on behalf of THE NEW FAITH FOR THE NEW EARTH which I previously called "The New Church for the New Age."

Here you will find hundreds of links and quotes and ideas promoting spiritual practices, peace and justice, sustainable abundance and compassion. If you want a far more organized website for spiritual practices and those other things I just mentioned, then please go to the best website in the universe, Spirituality and Practice, created and constantly updated by my friends Mary Ann and Frederic Brussat. The movie reviews alone are worth making it one of your favorite places, maybe even your homepage. Uplifting online courses are offered frequently at very reasonable prices. There is almost always one going on, maybe 2 or 3. GO!

+ Another website I highly recommend is Spiritual Paths, which focuses on the new movement of InterSpirituality. Ed Bastian offers a seven-step process for InterSpiritual meditation which has become a powerful way for people of different religions or no religion to find common ground. He also offers a tool for discerning which spiritual styles and spiritual questions come naturally to you and which you might need to work on.

+ For years, I have focused on the TWELVE SPIRITUAL PRACTICES below. Click on any practice for more information. The idea of connecting these practices with the paths of Mind, Heart, Body and Soul came to me recently as I read THE SEEKER'S GUIDE: MAKING YOUR LIFE A SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE by Elizabeth Lesser, a truly amazing book. She uses these four categories which she calls Landscapes. She offers many practices for each of the landscapes.


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

I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW!

IN MEMORY OF ANDREW JOSEPH WILDE 1977-1994

+ Breathe deeply. Breathe fully.
Be still. Be silent.
Be centered. Be grounded.
Lighten up. Loosen up.
Let go. Let God.
Celebrate. Enjoy.
Be glad all over!

+ We are
intimately,
intricately,
infinitely
connected
by a matrix of
unconditional,
unlimited,
uniting
LOVE
which is
miraculous,
mysterious and
marvelous.


+ NOVEMBER 12, 2009 was the day that The Charter for Compassion was unveiled.
You can read it and hopefully decide to affirm it at CharterforCompassion.org. As 2012 began, there were over 80,000 signatures.

+ Spirituality and Practice offers greatly expanded and abundant resources on the practice of compassion


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Excerpt from a post on The Abundancetrek Blog:

What the world needs now is Compassion, Peace, Justice and Sustainable Abundance for all. We have a long way to go. But we have come a long way and we can GO THE DISTANCE if we put our mind, heart, body and soul into it, all of us. READ IT ALL.



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+ Isaiah 42:1-9 + 1 Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. 2 He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; 3 a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. 4 He will not grow faint or be crushed until he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his teaching. 5 Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it: 6 I am the LORD, I have called you in righteousness, I have taken you by the hand and kept you; I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations, 7 to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness. 8 I am the LORD, that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to idols. 9 See, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth, I tell you of them.


+ Excessive thinking
Weakens the will.
The more you know,
The more your mind
Is confused.
A confused mind gives
Rise to vexation.
The weakened will obstructs the Tao.
- Shih Wang Ming (6th century)


+ "You do not need to do anything; you do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You do not even need to listen; just wait. You do not even need to wait; just become still, quiet and solitary and the world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet." -- Franz Kafka


+ "To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting" -- ee cummings


+ "The spirit of liberty is the spirit of not being too sure you are right." -- Learned Hand


+ Read Epiphany: Gift of Light by Metta Zetty. She describes a spontaneous experience of awakening into awareness. She begins: "On the morning of February 5, 1997, my life was changed, at a deep and fundamental level, by a completely unexpected and inexplicable experience." | Read her description



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  • CHECK OUT A COLLAGE COMMEMORATING THE IMMIGRATION OF MY NORWEGIAN GRANDPARENTS TO USA. My cousin, Ellen Bennett, created this. Click HERE or on the picture.


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