Bringing the sacred into our everyday living is something I have done for some time. Recently, I have been motivated to do more of it and explore how this can enrich my life. I’d like to share my experience with you and invite you to bring the sacred into your day. What might that look like?
The universe corresponds to the nature of your song.Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith
If the universe corresponds to the nature of your song, you want your song to be a good one! Whatever vibe you carry will be reflected back to you. If we can make an effort to bring the sacred into more everyday moments and find joy in the small things that make our hearts sing, we will raise our vibration and attract more of the same.
A sacred yoga practice
Can you bring the sacred to your yoga practice? Can your mat become a place of sanctuary to retreat to and unwind, a sacred place to practice? Sometimes changing the way we think about things can make a huge difference, so what if stepping onto your mat felt like entering a sacred temple? All that takes is to roll out your mat.
If you have more room, you might create a table with a candle, special objects that you like, incense or an oil burner and add more ambience to your practice. Create this outer space to take you to your inner temple, to connect to a higher part of yourself that you find by being present with yourself.
Start off with no expectations other than to come home to yourself. Meet and greet yourself and inquire as to how your heart is feeling in this moment. Notice if there are any physical signs calling your attention. Go inward and listen, if only for a few minutes, to what is seeking to be heard.
Then notice your breath and maybe start to deepen it a little. Exhale slowly and make the exhalation longer than the inhalation. Allow yourself to soften and let go of the holding on we do without noticing. You might be sitting on your mat on a cushion or a chair or you might be standing and gently moving as you inquire. There is no right or wrong in this process. There is nothing to remember or get right, no posture or sequence to do – simply show up and allow.
And that, my friends, is enough. It’s a sacred moment to inquire that, if committed to regularly, will entice you to stay longer as you get to know yourself on deeper levels.
Sacredness off the mat
You might like to try taking a sacred moment out in nature as you stop and sit. Take in your environment and listen with all your senses to what is around you. Let your heart open to the gratitude of being in nature.
You may also find a sacred moment in the simple pleasure of making a cup of tea. Enjoy taking the time to consume your tea on all levels of your being. A special cup, a quiet place to sit and sip and put your feet up.
It is the intention that matters. It takes effort to change, but change is all around us all the time. If we can embrace change and make shifts that nourish us, we will begin to feel more alive.
In these rapidly changing times, it is important to be intentional about looking after ourselves and putting ourselves first, and if that means making an appointment with yourself, put it in your diary and don’t let it be compromised. A date with YOU. Make it a habit and repeat it until you realise you can’t do without it!
Go and enjoy finding ways to bring the sacred into your daily life. Feel in your heart the gratitude of these small things. Over time, they add up until one day you realise you are living your best life and your heart is full and overflowing with sacred moments. Remember, like attracts like, so if you slip back into old habits, simply notice, be kind to yourself and start again. Enjoy the journey and never give up.