We live in times of great intensity. As the intensity grows, the importance of the sacred becomes unavoidable. Long-predicted by the ancient Maya and other vastly under-estimated civilizations, these times are daunting and yet filled with unmatched opportunity for self-growth and awareness.
Sacred living is merely an awakening to the sacredness and interconnectedness of all life – the all-encompassing spirit of Life, Gaia, God, Holy Spirit that flows throughout eternity. I define “sacred living’ as a respect and reverence for all living beings especially the self. This translates into actions of grace, compassion and kindness for all life.
The Big Bang ties us all together physically in coming from the same material.The basic material of all life stems from the same kernel of energy and condensed mass.
Many are coming to see themselves as part of this energy, and hence intrinsically sacred. Imagine looking upon a fellow being as a stranger or foreigner, especially when that being is a human. It makes no sense. Yet, many look in the mirror and see a reflection of a stranger. The sense of coming to know oneself is the gateway to sacred living. Without self-love, we inherently view ourselves as foreigners and all externality reflects what is within – therefore, everything outside of us is perceived as threatening.
Sacred living is about finding balance, safety and purity within one’s own form, and then seeing that externally in the world. Sacred living is really coming back home. Sacred living is truly your birthright.
Three ‘inspired action steps’ I recommend for sacred living
1. Love unconditionally
part 1: Tell someone you love them. (the easy part!)
part 2: Spend at least 1 week twice daily standing naked in front of the mirror telling yourself “I love and accept you.”
Love, joy, happiness exists in the space of stillness between thoughts of lack and fears. It is always here in the now just waiting to be invited into your experience and consciousness. Love is a constant essence and a constant state of presence within your life. Don’t wait for tomorrow to tell your loved ones that you care. Today is all you have.
2. Feel your infinite nature.
Go outside into your favorite place in nature and get as naked as possible (barefoot is the minimum). Meditate on where your body begins and ends and where you feel yourself within your body (Most of us hold our energy and consciousness mostly in the head and upper regions). Feel the support of nature around you and feel its beauty expand within your being, so that you become one with nature, and nature becomes one with you. If you can’t go outside, find a flower to commune with.
You are way beyond what you thought you were. With God, you can paint the sky with any color you choose. Letting go leads you to discover much more than you ever knew. The mind is in every cell of your being. The heart transcends matter and goes beyond you. You are an infinite being and whatever you think you are, you go way beyond that.
3. Live inspired
Write a private letter to yourself – answering this question. What does living inspired mean to me? What would I need to do, be and have in order to live this way? What is stopping me from living my dreams? How many ways have I already started to live inspired?
You are your own inspiration. There is nobody holding you back from doing this, but yourself. Be in awe of possibility. Be in awe of expressing your true essence. Be in awe of life….
David is the founder of Metamorphosis Retreat. A Naturopath, Wellness Specialist, Soul-Coach, he creates personalized packages for corporates and individuals seeking wellness solutions and adventure travel for the soul.