Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Everything is Sacred

Julie wrote in her blog, "I wonder if anything is sacred anymore?" I believe that she captured the essence of what I am about to write, but I am attempting to elaborate on her question. I have written about this before in passing.

It is a false perception to say nothing is sacred any more. In reality, everything is sacred - everyone and everything.

"I am the light that is over all. I am the All. The All came forth out of me. And to me the All has come.
Split a piece of wood - I am there.
Lift the stone and you will find me there."
Thomas 77:1-3

"...the kingdom of the Father is spread out upon the earth, and people do not see it."
Thomas 113:2

"Everything that exists has Being, has God-essence, has some degree of consciousness. Even a stone has rudimentary consciousness; otherwise it would not be, and its atoms and molecules would disperse. Everything is alive. The sun, the earth, plants, animals, humans - all are expressions of consciousness in varying degrees, consciousness manifesting as form."
The Power of Now, page 99.

So Jesus and Tolle are saying that every material form is sacred and the essence within that form is sacred.

What is sacredness?

"So when you appreciate something simple - a sound, a sight, a touch - when you see beauty, when you feel loving kindness toward another, sense the inner spaciousness that is the source and background to that experience."
A New Earth, page 235.

How you interpret what you perceive is what determines how you view the world. All that is required to see the sacredness around you is a change of perception.

" Remember that your perception of the world is a reflection of your state of consciousness. You are not separate from it, and there is no objective world out there. Every moment your consciousness creates the world that you inhabit.
...But whatever you perceive is only a kind of symbol, like an image in a dream. It is how your consciousness interprets and interacts with the molecular dance of the universe.
...Every being is a focal point of consciousness, and every such focal point creates its own world, although all those worlds are interconnected. There is a human world, an ant world, a dolphin world, and so on."
The Power of Now, pages 198- 199.
Very good, that was.

there is an animal world, and a human world, and a Spirit/Human world,

They are not mutually exclusive, but they are very different.

And that difference is Right, not wrong.
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