How Cultivating Sacredness Is The Secret To Joy

Live a life that is sacred!

You are designed to fully LIVE your life and bring about real connection in your world. A life that is sacred. The definition of sacred assumes connection and deserving veneration. Despite being deserving of, at any moment, you may have any number of responsibilities to attend to. Growing a thriving business, working full-time, raising human beings, going to school, running a not-for-profit, educating others, taking care of grandkids, serving on boards, volunteering, and much more! All so important to survival and living as a generative and responsible adult. Your efforts are your tribute to the fabric of our society that knits our culture together. Despite the immense value, holding space for sacredness everyday can feel unattainable.

Previously, sacredness was incongruous in my day-to-day life. It was more familiar to work for my worth and safety. I could not believe I was entirely worthy of pure grace and could have it daily. What I am about to share you may not believe. I know it took a lot of faith in my intuition and experiences before I could be at complete ease. 

Play, Pleasure, Connection to the Divine, Eroticism, Mystery, Untamed Energy, and Nature are sacred, and you need them in abundance every day. These sacred parts of life are not just for the lucky, privileged, intelligent, affluent individuals. They are your birthright.

The world gives you what you need. Maybe not what you want all the time, but what you need. Most times, individuals do not realize what is genuinely needed in one’s life. Therefore, grasping and choosing survival trumps all else. All around is poverty, the marginalized, underprivileged, scarcity, and alienation. What begins to shift this heaviness of, is when the human experience integrates the importance of the sacred. The sacred moves our energy out of scarcity. Leaving scarcity brings our energy to a higher vibration. A higher vibration will allow for more connection that is free of attachment. Then we can genuinely hold those sacred spaces.

You can take time for sacred body regimes. Adorn in pleasures. Pray deeply. Connect to your own inner mystic, or connect to the mystery in your life. Once you are in your own sacred sovereignty, your internal narrative moves from the “Me” to the “We.” Your value is already inside you, not to be earned for later. Not when you “become something” or do something. Now is the time for you to experience the sacred. Not “once you are healed,” not once you know the Self, not once you reach the goal, not when you have the vacation, not when you buy that next big house or cottage.

NOW IS THE POWER!

Now let’s get to the magic. These are some ideas to get you started with bringing more sacred into your everyday life. First, your “doing” needs to come from being. If your doing doesn’t emerge from a state of rest and connectedness, it will ultimately undo you. When you are connected to yourself and in a state of wholeness, your life becomes meaningful and peaceful. 

1. BEING IS AS IMPORTANT AS DOING:
Your body and mind cannot function from non-stop doing, doing, doing. There needs to be stillness every day, or there is no space for sacredness. It does not matter how busy you are-find it as if your life depended on it! Not just some days-every day.  

OFFERING:
→ Mantra: “I have all I need” or “I have enough time.”
→ Create a self-care ritual for yourself in the morning and evening. Perhaps nourishing your skin and body. It must have the quality of indulgence and self-soothing. 
→ Meditate
→ Watch the sun come up every single day.
→ Listen to the frogs sing at night.

2. CREATE A MORNING SPIRITUAL RITUAL:
Every morning includes a sacred text or reading, candles, prayer, gratitude, breathwork, and mantra. To start a sacred morning ritual, reflect on what practices set the positive tone for your day and allow you to move forward with conscious intention? What is special for you? What is spiritual to you

OFFERING: 
→ Journal
→ Commune with nature
→ Sing
→ Pray for yourself and others

3. MAKE YOUR WORK YOUR LIFE AND YOUR LIFE YOUR WORK:
As much as possible, shift from believing that your work and life are two separate entities. If you don’t, work will feel like “work.” When there is a flow between your work and your life. You remain the same person. So, if you are in “life,” you are the same person– and when you are in “work,” you are the same person. There is no division. When you are one with this reality, you no longer dread one over the other, and therefore your Universe becomes sacred. 

OFFERING:
Ask yourself: 
→”Is my whole Self showing up at work? Why or why not?”
→”Am I offering what I am meant to in the world?”

CONSIDER:
→What can you do to make the shift to begin “loving” your work more?
→If your life doesn’t create love and joy, ask yourself, “What is missing for me?
→Whose path are you on right now-yours or someone else’s?

4. SACRED PLAY EVERY DAY
How will you be like a child, be in awe, and use your imagination every day? How will you laugh today? How can you find meaning in everyday things? Connect to the mystery that is your life. 

OFFERING:
→Go play with your children and start to be more like them.
→Pay attention to your dreams.
→Make dinner on a bonfire.
→Sleep under the stars.
→Play dress up and take yourself out on a date.
→Paint or write your own story.
→Make a sacred place.

5.GET TO KNOW YOUR EGO:
Ego is your survival. It is necessary but powerful when directed by the sacred. Otherwise, it can make you grasp, dependent, and reactive. It is only when you are intimate with the workings of your ego that you will be able to catch yourself from closing down or reacting unfavorably. Only when we can pinpoint, “Ah that, is my ego talking,” will we be able to transcend it. The ego mostly shows up in the insecure ways of our “inner child.” When we are in touch with our inner child, we can stop reacting to them in unconscious ways. When we are not compassionate with our inner child, we act out, thinking we are oh-so-grown-up, but actually, we are just behaving like a child.

OFFERING:
→ Do not do this alone. Find a circle or seek a guide. 
→ Trust your intuition. 
→ Live in the present moment. Doing so is imperative. You bear life’s sacred fruits – fruits of joy, purpose and meaning away from the ego when you do. Are you living this moment with your whole present-centered awareness?

Being with what is sacred is similar to going from watching television in black and white to color.  No need to prove to yourself or to others with anything more “worthy,” because nothing is more worthy than being connected and having a receptive heart.

About the Author

Raechel Morrow, Depth & Spiritual Psychologist, Yoga Trainer, Speaker, Certified Yoga Therapist and Certified Trauma Specialist. After years of researching, learning, and working in the field of trauma treatment, she was overwhelmed with the profound understanding of the value of actively seeking what was lost from the trauma of colonization.

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