“ It feels good and right to lift our face to the sunlight”
“It feels good and right to be guided ultimately by our hearts”
Something in all of us ignites when we live this way. I also know love and attention flow to what we focus on. Our experiences change entirely based on that which we focus on. We shift from positivity to negativity as often as we inhale and exhale. We are constantly in flux, trying to find certainty when there is none.
How can we quiet our incessant seeking, how can we quiet our incessant thoughts when we are living in such an uncontrollable reality ? My answer,
“Make it Sacred” Anita Wilson, Herbal Naturopath
If nothing is ever known to me, if I live in time to never hold anything certain, I choose to make this journey of mine sacred. To make sacred means to hold your precious life as a magnificent masterpiece. Each moment blessed with the capability to bring your daily doings into the divine space and place of your sacred hands, by the use of attention, small prayers and ceremony. Ceremony and ritual have been a part of people’s lives from the very beginning. It has the potential to summon potent powers & encourage mighty winds of change. They can help us move from restrictions into expansive greatness. Your breath that comes and goes through your lungs without a thought, consciously hold it for a moment through your day with loving reverence for it arriving for it coming and going every day that it does. Your eyes that open to see the sunrise, make them sacred, place your hands over them for a moment or two a day and say ‘thank you’ for the gift of sight they offer you. Realise for a moment or two a day that your life would not be the same without them. Make these sacred.
Your body that holds you upright, that carries you from the one place to the next make it sacred. For a moment or two a day, hold your body gently, lovingly, make it known to yourself, to your arms, to your legs, to your back, that you are blessed to be held so unconditionally, make it sacred. Those times when all feels impossible, when no joy can seem to be found, when you can’t muster one sincere care in your world, that too make sacred. Light a candle, sit in the warmth of water and take a moment or two to honour the desolation you feel trapped in. Admit, speak, say you don’t feel capable of being here, say the words and let them go. Give them to God, to your higher power, make your process sacred. Release your weight and worries into the flame from a candle, to the healing waters you soak in.
Just as long as you release, make it sacred. To the love you either are receiving or not receiving, to the love you are open to or painfully closed to. Take a moment or two a day to try and soften yourself to it. Take a moment or two to stop resisting. Take a moment to ask, that your walls be dropped, that your heart be uncovered, make it sacred. If you are in a closed loop of unkind thoughts, unable to move forward from that place, go to a field, if not a field, a patch of earth, if no earth is near you, hold a stone in your hand and close your eyes and ask that stone, that earth, to help in calming that storm. Ask for help in re-entering the healthy flow of your life. Make it sacred.
Feeling aimless, desiring purpose, wanting to be of service but conflicted inside as to how or what, make your own personal ceremony, create a simple space where you name your desires, let them be spoken, then ask for help. Then make your desires sacred, make your own healing circle, guide yourself to your own wisdom, make it sacred.
Has something been given to you? Has something crashed open within you? Has joy bought you to tears and relief in awakening? Even the gifts, especially the gifts, make these sacred.
Take a moment to say ‘thank you’ for what you have been given, to really receive what you are receiving. Grace will grow. Miracles will come. If you put your focus on the sacred periods you have lived in your life and experience living from a higher place, it will lift you there too. Make all your life sacred by bringing it into the divine space and place of sacred hands. Make your journey sacred. Illuminate your daily doings. Decide each offering that life hands to you, holds the potential to create beauty and acceptance of the mystery unfolding.
Close your eyes now and draw in your breath. Feel the cold air coming into your nostrils and with your exhalation, feel the warmth of your breath being released. Remembering your life is sacred. Nothing is for certain but something has been given to you – LIFE – if you believe in anything, believe in joy, let it be in your potency, in your grandeur, in your heart. Be lifted above any limiting weight that may be gripping you, allow your breath to lift you into freedom. Once you have recognised that freedom say ‘thank you’ to whatever that is that has given you this tremendous gift of life.
Say ‘thank you’ for all that lives already within you. Say ‘thank you’ for the mystery as it is pregnant with unlimited wealth and wonder. Take a moment or two now to choose to see your life as sacred, your hands are sacred, this moment is sacred. It will lift you above your restrictive beliefs, it will lift you into a heightened state of being if you allow it, if you choose to make it sacred. Nothing is for certain, but I know it feels right and good to follow my heart, to lift my face to the break of dawn by making my daily doings sacred, I am focusing my life, moulding my life with my sacred hands. It feels right and good to surrender that which I cannot control, to pray for help in rising above the fears that hold me hostage.
It feels right and good to find magic in the mundane, even if I never know for certain. I will be blazing with wonder at least, I will believe I am being held and supported by unseen forces, at least I will be moulding my life with my sacred hands.
These beautiful words were a gift received with love. My gratitude is in being able to share these with you. May they open your heart to the endless possibilities of your sacredness.