June 13

Reflection

When an individual loses contact with the light of their soul, when its embers are covered, almost extinguished, that person loses the opportunity for spiritual evolution. They remain imprisoned in their patterns of behavior, in their own ego or instinctual self. Life continues, but an essential ingredient that gives meaning is lost. And what happens to an individual could also happen to the whole planet, if we lose touch with what is sacred, if we no longer care for the planet with the love and prayers it needs, with the rituals known to our ancestors. Traditionally the individual is the microcosm of the whole, the lesser Adam to the greater Adam of the whole Earth. And just as we are called to look after our own soul, our own sacred self, so life calls us to be guardians of the sacred within creation..
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Prayer

May I be aware of the sacred in all life.

Action

Examine your sense of the sacred. Is life a routine of the usual with no time for seeing below the surface? How can you strengthen your sense of the sacred?

Suggested Reading

God is before all things, and in God all things hold together.
Colossians 1:17

Every natural object is a conductor of divinity and only by coming into contact with them… may we be filled with the Holy Spirit.
John Muir

I went to India and was quite taken with it. There’s a feeling there that things are holy first and useful second.
Mary Oliver

Surely the immutable laws of the universe can teach more impressive and exalted lessons than the holy books of all the religions on earth.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.
Albert Schweitzer

And I say the sacred hoop of my people was one of the many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father.
Black Elk

The first view of the Earth is magical. It is a very overpowering realization that the Earth is so small. It affected me. I could not get over the notion that in such a small planet, with such a small ribbon of life, so much goes on. It is as if the whole place is sacred.
Kalpana Chawla 

 

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