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  1. Malag

    A reverence for the preciousness of this earth and this life 

    1 year ago
  2. Dusty Su

    What connects you to a sense of the sacred?

    I have said for decades that the ocean is my church. Music lifts my soul and moves me to other realms. Reading empathetically transports me. Simple acts of love and kindness can be a pure reflection of God’s hands in action. A sunrise, shooting stars, hummingbirds’ migration bring tears.

    But today, even in the most tragic of settings, the tranquil look on the face of my friend’s brother (my Thai family) who just passed is the most sacred of all. Gone is the cancer, struggle, pain, and discouragements of life. With tender love, his family has bathed and dressed him in a suit and placed him on a bed for a time of prayer with monks and well-wishers. The golden flowers in his hand at his breast have readied him to cross the bridge to the beyond. Those mourning his loss pour lustral water over his other outstretched hand to release any ill deeds between them.

    Even in the time of COVID-19 and forced distance, we send him off with love and gratitude. I whisper a prayer of sorts. “Don’t look down, nor back, our friend. Look ahead! May what greets you be better than you could ever expect. May the Angels gather you in love, and may those of us who remain journey on well until we meet again!” Sadhu/Amen!

    1 year ago
    1. Debra

      Beautifully expressed with so much feeling and love. Bless you,

      1 year ago
      1. Dusty Su

        Thank you. Bless you, too!

        1 year ago
    2. Michele

      Condolences to you on the loss of your friend from Thailand. What a beautiful reflection and description.

      1 year ago
      1. Dusty Su

        Thank you Michele…appreciated…

        1 year ago
  3. Antoinette

    Life -consciousness Connect me to the sacred.

    1 year ago
  4. L
    Laura

    Being in nature and just being alone with my thoughts in my bedroom with a candle lit helps to keep me grounded. Spending time with my dogs and cuddling them is especially a connecting experience acknowledging how my time with them is in a sense limited. Going to temples and churches also connects me. Really anywhere peaceful & quiet with no distractions where I can be alone with my thoughts.

    1 year ago
    1. Michele

      yes, candlelight is peaceful and a bit magical too:)

      1 year ago
  5. Alexie

    What connects me to a sense of the sacred: nature, reading outside, music, and love.

    1 year ago
  6. s
    sb

    Nature – everytime!

    1 year ago
  7. Don Jones

    To realise my true nature is to realise that one is the only One that is. This is a paradoxical combination of worship, admiration, wonder, for the One, and at the same time realising that all this is the experience of the One by the One. That one’s own Self-awareness is none other than God’s own Self-awareness.

    1 year ago
  8. Hajira 💕 Buser

    What connects me to the sacred:
    Dancing 🩰
    Reading 📖 holy texts
    Hearing birds sing as I work my garden in the morning
    Loving & hurting
    In pausing and becoming aware

    Thus do I see and feel the divinity in the sacred place inside.

    1 year ago
  9. d
    dcdeb

    The earth the earth the earth the earth the trees the trees the trees

    1 year ago
  10. Erica

    Being outside, listening to my children talking and laughing with each other, prayer, sitting quietly with my puppy, meditating, walking.

    1 year ago
  11. Mica

    My heart, sometimes –

    1 year ago
  12. Linda

    When I truly connect with another person. Be it a child who smiles at me in the mall, or a dear friend who patiently listens when I need it. The sacred is in all of us and I am grateful for this reminder to pay more attention.

    1 year ago
  13. Debra

    What connects me to a sense of the sacred? Love connects me in an ever-present way to the sacred and I am immensely grateful for those loved ones, acquaintances and strangers that bless my path with the guidance of Spirit.

    1 year ago
  14. L
    Lauryn

    Nature is what comes to mind for me.

    1 year ago
  15. SK

    When the veil is lifted and I am in that “thin place ” (Celtic) for being in the presence of Holy. It is when I know God walks in my garden when I see the trees moved by the wind I cannot see; when the sunlight of the mornings and afternoons play against each leaf with brilliance; when the whooosh of life flows through me with such peace. That is the sacred to me.

    1 year ago
    1. Mica

      ‘Thin place’ – thank you, SK – I’ll try to be aware of that

      1 year ago
  16. Carol

    I would say the primary thing that connects me to a sense of the sacred is music. It lifts me up but also opens me up and keeps me vulnerable. It challenges me to be fully human, whole and holy present to this mystery we call life.

    1 year ago
  17. Katrina

    Having been notified of the passing of 2 dear friends yesterday, today I would say one of the things that connects me to a sense of the sacred is that pivotal moment between life and death (or whatever terms you want to use). To be with someone who passes from this life into the next is one of the most sacred moments I have ever experienced. Having been a hospital chaplain for a time, and a congregational pastor – I have had the privilege of being present several times at this passing. There is truly a Holy Presence; it is a sacred moment – even in the midst of sorrow, loneliness, sometimes even relief or joy, or surrounded by family and/or friends or medical personnel – you can’t miss the presence of the sacred.

    1 year ago
  18. pkr

    Mother Nature.

    1 year ago
  19. Patricia

    Hummingbirds and geese returning north; the breeze; the intricate beauty of moss; kindness from one human being to another. The stories and images in scripture which anchor me. Feeling my heartbeat.

    1 year ago
  20. Trish

    So many things in nature connect me to the sacred. Music & the arts….people who exude a “sacred quality” which shows itself in a myriad of ways.

    1 year ago
  21. DeVonna

    Practicing my Christian faith connects me to a sense of the sacred. Through Bible reading, prayer, worship, and study of the lives and writings of other people of my faith, I ground myself in community and shared belief in the Almighty. Nature is always a great connector as well, but I prefer the feeling of being a part of something so much bigger than myself. Nature makes me feel small; faith expands me. Does this make sense to you?

    1 year ago
  22. Mike S

    Moments of pure gratefulness for the gift of life like when I stepped outside for my walk one day, looked up at the blue sky and had an unaccountable heart opening as I felt such joy.

    1 year ago
  23. Pilgrim

    Being with family. Nature, in all her glory and seasons. Voices raised in song in the cathedral. A mama or papa holding their newborn. Monarchs and hummingbirds making their way each year.

    1 year ago
  24. GratefulOne

    Prayer. Church service. Nature. Breath.

    1 year ago
  25. G
    Gregoire

    Suffering, solitude, prayer, The Eucharist, music and charity.

    1 year ago
  26. Howie Geib

    There is a sensation, a feeling I guess, but physical more than cerebral. A recognition. I sense its presence and then start to look around to find its source, or a sign (a burning bush as-it-were). “Touched” for sure. Like a tap on the shoulder from Spirit.

    1 year ago
  27. Toni

    loving kindness

    1 year ago
  28. Roy Howard

    Listening to the sounds of creation. Singing the Psalms. Prayer + Scripture.

    1 year ago
  29. Kevin

    My own experience of the presence of the Holy Spirit at work in my own life.

    1 year ago
  30. EJP

    Prayers.

    1 year ago
  31. sunnypatti48317

    Love. Energy. Mama Nature.

    1 year ago
  32. Michele

    Nature.

    1 year ago
  33. Carla

    Within my being is the Eternal presence of the Divine; from that, flows connectivity. Peter Mayer sung it best, “Everything is Holy…”

    1 year ago
  34. Christine

    My conscience, love. Kindness, nature, the whole mystery, beauty….

    1 year ago

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