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SPIRITUAL ALPHABET
by Brenda Libby
01/16/10
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As you may know, I am a spiritual healer. I believe that we are not one dimensional beings, we have a spiritual, mind, emotional and physical dimension. When our spiritual being is out of whack, our whole being is out of whack, like kicking the leg out from under a table.
To facilitate any healing, connection with God and to have a fullfilled life, we must have our spiritual beings addressed. In my studies, I recently came upon this article and wanted to share it with you, it is dynamic.

THE ALPHABET of SPIRITUAL LITERACY
By Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat
From their book: Spiritual Literacy, Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life

A
Attention

Pay attention. Stay awake and totally alert. See with receptive eyes and discover a world of ceaseless wonders.

B
Beauty

Walk the path of beauty. Relish and encourage its inward and outward expressions. Acknowledge the radiance of the creation.

Being Present

Live in the present moment. Donít obsess about the past or worry about the future. All you need is right here now.

C
Compassion

Open your heart, mind, and soul to the pain and suffering in the world. Reach out to others and discover the rewards and obligations of deep feeling.

Connections

Cultivate the art of making connections. See how your life is intimately related to all life on the planet.

D
Devotion

Express your feelings of praise and adoration through devotional practices. Pray with words and pray through your actions.

E
Enthusiasm

Celebrate life with this intoxication passion. It adds zest to everything and helps build community. Hold nothing back.


F
Faith

Recognize and accept that there is another dimension to life than what is obvious to us. Live with obstacles, doubt, and paradox, knowing that God is always present in the world.

Forgiveness

In both your private and public lives, discover the sweet release that comes from forgiving others. Feel the healing balm of being forgiven and of forgiving yourself.

G
Grace

Accept grace and your world will be larger, deeper, richer, and fuller. Look for its intimations everywhere. Let this seed of the Giver of Life bloom in your words and deeds.

Gratitude

Spell out your days with a grammar of gratitude. Be thankful for all the blessings in your life.

H
Hope

Let this positive and potent emotion fuel your dreams and support your service of others. Through your attitudes and actions, encourage others never to lose hope.

Hospitality

Practice hospitality in a world where too often strangers are feared, enemies are hated, and the Ďotherí is shunned. Welcome guests and alien ideas with graciousness.

I
Imagination

Give imagination free rein in your life. Explore its images and ponder its meaning-making moments, and it will always present you with something new to be seen, felt, or made known.

J
Joy

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad. Find this divine energy in your daily life and share it with others.


Justice

Seek liberty and justice for all. Work for a free and fair world where oppression and inequality no longer exist.

K
Kindness

Let Spirit flow through you in little acts of kindness, brief words of encouragement, and manifold expressions of courtesy. These deeds will add to the planetís fund of good will.

L
Listening

Cultivate the art of deep listening in which you lean toward the world in love. All things in the universe want to be heard, as do the many voices inside us.

Love

Fall in love over and over again every day. Love your family, your neighbors, your enemies, and yourself. And donít stop with humans. Love animals, plants, stones, and even the galaxies.

M
Meaning

Constantly try to discover the significance of your experiences. Seek further understandings from sacred texts and spiritual teachers.


N
Nurturing

Take good care of the best that is within you. Self-exploration and personal growth continue throughout our lifetimes and equip us to tend to the needs of others.

O
Openness

Hold an open house in your heart for all people and all things. Practice empathy with others and receptiveness toward the universe.

P
Peace

Protect the earthís future by promoting peace every day. Your small steps will link you with others who are combating violence in the world.

Play

Be playful. Express your creative spirit in spontaneity. Hurrah the pleasures of being, and let loose your laughter.

Q
Questing

Savor questions and thrill to the quest. See your life as a journey that quickens your faith and deepens your soul.

R
Reverence

Practice reverence for life. The sacred is in, with, and under all the things in the world. Respond with appropriate respect and awe.

S
Shadow

Give up trying to hide, deny, or escape from your imperfections. Listen to what you have to say to you.

Silence

Slow down. Be calm. Find a place where you can regularly practice silence. There you will find the resources to revitalize your body, mind, and soul.

T
Teachers

Be willing to learn from the spiritual teachers all around you, however unlikely or unlike you they may be. Always be a sensitive student.

Transformation

Welcome the positive changes that are taking place in your life. Open up the windows and let in some fresh air. Wholeness and healing are waiting in the wings.

U
Unity

In this age of global spirituality, respect differences but affirm commonalties. Work together with those who are trying to make the world a better place.

V
Vision

Practice the art of seeing the invisible. Use the wisdom of your personal visions to renew yourself and your community.

W
Wonder

Cultivate a vibrant curiosity and welcome the reports of your senses. The world is alive and moving toward you with rare epiphanies and wonderful surprises. Remember you are standing on holy ground.

X
The Mystery

Accept the unknown as part of life. Donít try to unravel the profound mysteries of God, human nature, and the natural world. Love the ineffable.

Y
Yearning

Follow your heartís boundless desire. It takes you out of yourself and fosters an appreciation for the multidimensional pleasures of life.

You

Accept that you are a child of God. Sing your own song with gusto. Fulfill your mission as a copartner with the Holy One in the unfolding drama of the universe.

Z
Zeal
Be passionately aroused by life. Cherish every moment, honor your commitments, and treasure your kinship with all.


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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