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When I went through my 2 year seminary journey, I was surrounded by people who had a connection to the concept of “sacredness”. I certainly always had my own connection to and idea of what was and is sacred. What I discovered about myself in seminary, and what my understanding was of “what is sacred” was not defined by religion. Or for that matter, secular vs. spiritual. No, I realized that my intrinsic understanding was that ALL of LIFE is Sacred. (and that includes the ever profane shit)
After seminary, of course I became much more articulate about my spiritual understandings. I had also learned that different words mean very different things to each of us. Shit, even Interfaith ministers have varying definitions of the word “interfaith’. The word “religion” is a hot button these days. The word “spiritual” means religion to some, nature to others, and, well you get the idea. How could the word “sacred” be any less ambiguous?
As I began to move out into my everyday life and to share my spiritual musings with others, the understanding of “Sacred’ became a bit of an obsession for me. Some thought I was talking about religion. Some, spirituality. Some were very uncomfortable. Some simply confused. So I began asking, “What is Sacred to you? What does that word even mean to you?
And the dialogue began. I’m going with No. 4 above. Reverently dedicated to people in general, to my purpose to celebrate Life, and to, well, holy shit.
So…what is Sacred to you?