Posts Tagged ‘sacred’

5 Keys for Cultivating Loving Relationships

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All of us want to be seen and loved for who we are. To open our hearts and reveal our true selves—vulnerabilities and all, we need to feel safe with another person. It can be scary stuff, baring your soul; almost impossible in a cold, harshly judgmental or hostile environment.

“Real intimacy is a sacred experience. It never exposes its secret trust and belonging to the voyeuristic eye of neon culture. Real intimacy is of the soul, and the soul is reserved.” (John O’Donohue)

So, how can you create a safe container for love to grow in your relationships? Here are five keys, which, if you put into practice, will help you cultivate love in your life.

The Sacred Journey of Self Discovery

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As a soul temporarily residing in an earthly body, you are on a sacred journey of self-discovery. Developing self-knowledge requires shifting your focus from the world outside to your inner world—the invisible subjective realm of thought, feeling, emotion, energy, subtle perception, intuition, direct knowing and Oneness. Turning your attention inward, allows you to learn about your self and the sacred Source with which we are One.

“. . .[S]elf observation . . . means to watch everything in and around you
as far as possible and watch it as if it were happening to someone else.
What does that last sentence mean? It means that you do not personalize
what is happening to you. It means that you look at things
as if you have no connection with them whatsoever.” (Anthony DeMello)

Rainforest Reconnection

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Considering travel destinations for your next vacation?
 
If, like me, you live in an urban environment—where the arid canyons of stone streets and tall buildings, coupled with the routine of a daily grind, leave you feeling that life is devoid of a heartbeat and lacks spontaneity—well then, a trip to a tropical rainforest may be just the perfect outer adventure to transform your inner life.
 
Why? Because experiencing the magic, power and beauty of the rainforest can awaken the pulse of life within. Wild and unrestrained, the rainforest throbs with the energy of existence.
 

Sacred Space

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“Your sacred space is
 where you can find yourself again and again.”
- Joseph Campbell 

Many of us have an innate sense of the sacred. We know that we’re connected to something larger than ourselves and, through that greater power, we’re related to each other. Yet, in our busy lives, even if we’re living with intention and know we’re on a sacred journey, we allow things, like work and family responsibilities, to take us out of that place of knowing, and sacred being. We forget what we know becoming lost in thought and in the day-to-day busy-ness of our lives.

It’s really not surprising that our attention wanders from the Essential, because “. . . what is essential is invisible to the eye” (Antoine de Saint-Exupery). That’s why creating sacred space is so important. Because it brings us back to the sacred. As Joseph Campbell said, “Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.”