Sacred Ground


Most of us are familiar with what it means to be in sacred space or to stand on sacred ground. We take off our shoes before entering a Temple or step into the yoga room, we wouldn't eat our lunch sitting in a pew at church, and we wouldn't desecrate a burial ground or ancient ruins. Perhaps there are pieces of your routine that you consider sacred; your morning coffee or tea, your time spent in meditation, a hike in the woods, your yoga practice or a hot bath at the end of a long day. We tend to protect what we find sacred, we hold it close to our hearts and we can feel that reverence is asked for when we enter into the sacred, there's a quiet honoring and an awareness of our presence in that space.

Feel into that word for a moment: Sacred. What sensations arise in your body when you allow the energy of the word to move into your being with your breath? What emotions are present for you? Does your hand go instinctively to your heart or do you close your eyes? What is sacred to you?

I believe that every moment of my life is sacred; every breath, every piece of food I put into my mouth, every connection made with another being, every step I take on the Great Mother beneath me. I believe that the Earth herself is sacred ground and that we have the opportunity to be in the presence of the sacred at each moment of our lives if we open ourselves to it. I believe that the entire world is our Temple and it deserves and demands to be treated as such. I believe in walking through my life with a humble awareness that I am but a piece of the greater whole and that it is my responsibility to uphold and protect what I feel to be sacred.

What if we all remembered that the Earth herself was sacred? That our lives and interactions with others was sacred? How would you walk through your day if you held the belief that everything was sacred? Would anything change? And, maybe most importantly, what would you do to protect all that is sacred to you? Would you be willing to stand up and act as the protector of all that you feel is sacred?

The world is in desperate need of people who are ready to wake up and remember that it is our role to embody the sacred and to protect it at all costs. Are you ready to become the spiritual warrior needed to protect all that is sacred?

I would love to hear what your thoughts and feeling are. I would love to connect with YOU. Please feel free to comment and reach out. Let's start talking about reclaiming what is sacred in our world!

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