Thanksgiving is just a short while away. Over the past 7 years I have written many articles on gratitude, as it’s what makes our hearts full and allows us to enjoy what and who we have in our lives. I want to go beyond gratitude this year and talk about what it means to live a sacred life.
“Sacred” means revered due to association
with holiness. The English word “holy” dates back to at least the 11th century with the Old English
, an adjective derived from hāl meaning “whole” and used to mean “uninjured, sound, healthy, entire, complete”.
The word “sacred” descends from the
Latin “sacrum”, which referred to the gods or anything in their power. [Wikipedia]
We can safely say that living a sacred life is one in which we are whole and connected to the Divine. Living a sacred life also means that we are connected to Mother Earth and her rhythms and cycles. Do you know what phase the moon is in right now? We are in the new moon phase as of the 22nd of November, ushering in with it expasive light and a time for new beginnings, full of hope. Can you feel it? Our ancestors lived on the earth, and were able to feel her heartbeat, know her tides, understand her movements and honor her. They created lives that were in harmony with her cycles, all the while revering the Sun, and the Moon and were guided by the stars.
We need to return to knowing our Mother initmately so that we can help her regain her optimum health and then we too, will flourish. And at the same time, to be connected to the Divine means we can hear the voice of Spirit whispering to us through the wind in the pines. The angels surrounding us will remind us that we are beautiful spirits, perfect lights here to love, learn and care for one another. The angels always use the highest vibrational words and love us dearly. Can you hear them whispering encouraging words to you?
In these dark times full of increasing atrocities, each one of us can counter the horrific events taking place on the earth by living a sacred life where we treat everyone and everything with respect, honor and love. Each person’s actions matter…we can shift the frequency of the collective by shifting ourselves. Ram Dass said, “Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we’re so deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act.” When we work on our consciousness, we work on our awareness of all that is around us and within us. When we gain greater awareness, we can use our consciousness to act in ways that are more loving toward ourselves and others.
All of creation deserves our respect, including animals, plants, minerals, each other. And here is a free movie to watch called Origins, http://origins.well.org/movie/ I highly recommend you watch this movie which was just released and offered as a gift to everyone because of its important message to honor the Earth. I felt a deep sense of peace when I watched this movie and a strong feeling of hope. I can feel more and more people waking up on the planet who are bringing the messages forth of how we can make the much needed changes to save Life on Earth. One of the quotes I love in this film is, “The wisdom of the ancients is the medicine of the future.” hence the title of the film, Origins…we need to return to our origins to know the best way forward.
To live a sacred life is to be informed, to listen to and pay attention to what is around us. It is to have a desire to create harmony and to support growth in a positive way. We are then revering and loving our surroundings, which nourish and feed our very livelihood. Take baby steps…start by opening your mind and your heart.
To thrive on this planet and within our own selves, as humanity, let’s make a pledge to live a sacred life…keep taking one step toward this intention each day and let’s all see what unfolds…it is the path toward the golden age that is looming, bright and beautiful.