“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.” – Joseph Campbell
Joseph John Campbell was an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work is vast, covering many aspects of the human experience. His philosophy is often summarized by his phrase: “Follow your bliss.”
If you were to Google the word sacred, you would find an array of meanings that would amaze you. I find that so exciting. I love that I can deem whatever I choose to be sacred in my life as you may in yours. In some cultures animals are more sacred than people, fruits and vegetables in others, nature, fire, water, money, art, music, prayer, holiness, anthems, poetry, political views, religion, God and so much more. I know that you could add to my list endlessly and I invite you to dare to reveal to yourself what is sacred.
As a Rabbi and Spiritual Healer, although I have studied religion deeply and meaningfully, I still revel in holiness and what is sacred. Holy and sacred allow me to find myself in hallowed ground at all times if I choose to. Whether it be physical, verbal, nutritional, prayerful, emotional, spiritual, etc., there truly is no part of my life that is not filled with holiness and a sacred nature.
What is sacred? How do we determine that something is sacred? Sacred is a connection to something that has such deep meaning to us that it defies logic in many cases. It is love, family, friends and children. For some it is all those things that cannot be bought. For others, it is a Monet or Chagall. Regardless of where you are in how you determine what is sacred, the common thread is that whatever the price is, it is the experience that makes it sacred, not the object of your affection or desire. It is the pulsating, passionate and exquisite feeling we get when we imagine having or being with what we deem to be sacred.
The beauty of this for me is that I cannot deny you or you me that experience of spiritual surrender. Each of us has the ability to hold sacred those experiences, people, ideas or objects that so elevate our souls that we go wherever it requires us to go to be at one with what we deem sacred.
I pray that you will honor you by learning what you hold sacred and feeling the joy as a result of your honesty.
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Hugs and Blessings,