Do You Keep Sacred Time?
An Inner-Word Exploration
In the course of your day, do you take frequent mindful pauses in which you consciously acknowledge the sacredness of the moment?
If we are doing it right, every moment is sacred, but let’s take small steps to increase our awareness.
Learn to be more aware of the moment
In order to cultivate awareness of the sacred in your life, practice becoming more aware of the meaningfulness of
something you do frequently.
Choose an ordinary and frequent action as a reminder to pause and connect with the unseen world around you. Walk into a room and pause to feel its energy. Sit down at your desk and mindfully pause before you begin your work offering. Become conscious of how your body moves and functions and offer it gratitude for its service. Use an often-repeated action as a reminder for you to move into mindful awareness. Pause to breathe, still yourself, and experience the energy around you. Let that mindful action serve as a pulse point, a moment to check in with your inner world and become more aware. Create frequent moments of sacred connection, of being mindful of your surroundings and how you feel both within and without.
Several times during my day, I pause to look out the window at nature. In seconds, my body stills, my breath evens, and I am transported into a serene inner state.
How will you prompt yourself to remember to be still and aware and feel the sacredness of the moment?
Turn your work into a sacred offering
How can you remind yourself that your work is sacred? That everything you do is filled with the energy of your intention?
My writing is sacred to me. The act of going within, of listening and bringing forward insights and deciding what to share is creative. It’s a time in which I touch my soul, call upon my gifts, deepen my own understanding, and do something I truly love. I bless the work as I begin and offer it gratitude for its emergence when I finish. And when I post it, I send it with my blessing and the intent to encourage change.
Your exchanges with others are sacred
Interactions with others are always sacred. You are experiencing the vibration of another person and you are sharing your vibration with them. You resonate with each other and both of you are changed.
What could be more sacred than a shared vibration?!
What kind of sacred moments do you create in your day?
If you pause and observe, you’ll find that many sacred moments already exist. It may be in the pleasure of freshness you feel after your morning shower. It may be the softness of your cat’s coat as he snuggles next to you. It may be the sound of rain rapping noisily against the window while you are warmly tucked inside. A sacred moment may come in a look, a smile, a comment, a thoughtful gesture or a random thought. When you look for sacred moments, you’ll find them everywhere.
Purposefully create sacred times
I recently took a damp cloth to wipe a narrow bookcase that holds some of my crystals and it turned into a sacred experience. I was present, I took time to resonate with each rock and shell. We exchanged energy and there was a deep pleasure in wiping their surfaces. I was cleaning and the experience became sacred.
The act of feeding yourself is a sacred time. Thoughtfully choosing what your body asks for, preparing it with mindfulness and love, offering gratitude to the farmer who grew the food, the trucker who brought it to market and the shopkeepers who made it available.
There is a history of service to everything when we pause to appreciate it.
Sit silently in nature and listen. Watch the sunset, or the moon rise, or the stars twinkle. Listen to the wind blow, the birds sing, the crickets chirp. All are sacred moments.
Everything is sacred when you pay attention
Every moment is sacred when you pause to become aware of the sacredness. Begin with gratitude. Notice what you are grateful for and how the mere act of appreciation brings you into a greater awareness of how everything is sacred.
Walk mindfully. Notice how one foot touches the floor and your weight shifts. Then notice the other foot. Make walking sacred.
Create small acts of ceremony
Ceremony creates sacred moments and even very small acts can be turned into a ceremony.
Greeting someone with hands in prayer position and saying Namaste (Nah-mah-stay – “the Light With me Honors the Light within you’) is a simple acknowledgment of the sacred light within you both. Ashe (ah-shay) means “The creative in me honors the creative in you”.
I bless my computer each day so the words I write will touch hearts in the way I have intended and people will be uplifted and encouraged to soar higher.
I take a shamanic journey every day to ask for insights and clarity of purpose.
There are small ceremonies I have created for my body temple in the form of conscious, supportive, stretching and Qi Gong movement throughout my day.
When you sit down at your desk to work, set an intention to bless every word you speak, every interaction you have, every idea that you send out.
When you drive home from work, offer gratitude for the day and send a blessing ahead to the night to come.
Your ceremonies can be simple or elaborate. Some evenings I light a candle, look out the darkened window and play my Indian flute. Sometimes I just shut off my computer and thank it for its partnership and support that day. Those small ceremonies can grow into contemplation and gratitude, or can simply be a signal to close out my day.
What kind of ceremony of sacredness do you want to create?
Consciousness makes it sacred
You can turn every moment into a sacred experience. It’s a matter of awareness and conscious focus. Practice that. Learn that. Do that.
Deeper Song Affirmation
I am aware of the sacredness of each moment.
Deep Song Process
- Begin by examining your spiritual practice. How can you make it not longer or more elaborate, but more meaningful?
- Identify a way you can honor the work you do as sacred. Put that into practice.
- Identify how you will learn to see your body as sacred and let that manifest in the care you give it.
- Love yourself. Honor and appreciate and offer gratitude to your body suit, your spiritual incarnation in this lifetime and the journey you’re on.
- Close your day with conscious gratitude. It can be a brief moment or it can be the inner musing of a reflective journal. Close your day with awareness.
To Sing a Deeper Song, Consider:
How to Walk a Path of Inner Stillness
How Do You Make Your Actions Lasting and Meaningful?
Create a Releasing Ceremony For Yourself
Do You See and Hear and Walk in a Sacred Manner?
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