Make The Simple Sacred!
Sacred, according to Wikipedia, is something that is considered worthy of spiritual respect or devotion; or inspiring awe or reverence among believers. To me, sacred refers to something that creates connection (with ourselves, mother nature and/or a higher being) and that is worthy of respect and awe. It is something that invokes feelings and honors something greater than you or I. Like anything, it is, after all, open for interpretation and defined by the intent one injects it with. When was the last time you did something sacred? What if I told you that you could indulge in a sacred practice right now? And I am not talking about religion (though it could definitely be related to that if you so choose) but simply creating a connection and invoking feelings of love, awe and respect in minutes. Because who doesn’t want to experience those things right? They make us feel good! And I don’t know about you, but I love to feel good!
So how can we bring some of that magic into our life simply, and on a regular basis? Quite easily actually! To start, you just need to know that any action, thought or situation can be sacred, if you intend it to be! Let’s use our daily shower as an example. Instead of stripping off and jumping in, having a quick scrub and jumping out again, let’s change it up. Let’s get our sacred on! Give yourself at least 10 minutes, close the bathroom door if there are any children distractions around, and take a few deep breaths. Set an intention for the next few minutes of sacred bliss time – maybe you want to indulge in the calmness and feel rejuvenated. Press play on your favorite song, slow and sensual is good! Maybe you would even like to light your favorite candle or diffuse some essential oils! As you hop into the shower, feel the water on your skin. Visualize the tensions form your day being washed down the plug hoe. Give thanks, to whoever resonates with you, for this moment and for the water and resources you so freely have access to. As you wash your skin, feel every bump, every curve – ground in and connect with YOU. Take a few more deep breaths… And, you’re done! Your simple daily shower has just turned into a beautiful sacred practice!
When we acknowledge that all of life is sacred and that each act is an act of choice and therefore sacred, then life is a sacred dance lived consciously each moment. When we live at this level we participate in the creation of a better world.
– Scout Cloud Lee
To make the simple sacred, there is really only one mandatory requirement. Set an intention around what you are doing. Act mindfully and create, or give your action, meaning. Carve out a special space or time to make it happen. Whether it is cooking or sex – you can make it as sacred as you choose. Although there are many other things you can do, or elements you can incorporate – they are all optional! Candles, crystals, trinkets and the right words will undoubtedly all add something extra to your experience, but they are not always necessary. When we are doing things consciously and with intent, the ordinary becomes significant. The simple becomes sacred. Enjoy!