Everything is sacred.
The entire universe is made of the same creative intelligence that animates and inhabits all of existence. You are made of it, plants and animals are made of it, even cars and corporations are made of it. Everything is created of and with this energy, that some of us call divine.
It is in everything, dancing through all there is, the tangible and the intangible, weaving together the world.
Recently I spoke with a friend who is in the process of setting up a business. She was saying that one of the main aspects that had been holding her back was the thought of having to deal with the administration aspect – taxes and accounting – of running a business.
When I asked her why, she said “Because it feels so serious”.
Heavy, dense, somehow almost threatening, like if we get it wrong we’ll get into trouble.
Then I asked “What if it was sacred?”.
There was a silence whilst I watched a bubbly lightness tinged with incredulity spread over her face.
Not only possible, but fact. If everything is made of God energy, then everything is sacred – including bills and taxes. Hell yeah!
For my friend, this reframe created much needed internal space – suddenly her relationship with what had previously felt heavy and remote shifted to something warm and beautiful; it opened the possibility for more conscious devotion in the everyday.
Making the serious sacred is a powerful shift.
We all know that reality is exactly as we create it in our minds – so the bottom line is that absolutely nothing needs to be painted as “serious”; everything can be beautiful, sacred.
When we approach something with devotion we come with humility, openness, a willingness to relate and engage with love. What becomes possible if we bring that energy to everything we do?
T. Harv Eker says “How you do anything is how you do everything”.
How do you want to show up in life? What quality of presence do you want to move through the world with?
Looking at it that way, why would you want the way you show up with taxes to be any different from the way you show up with your lover?
Because make no mistake – life is your lover. You are making love to life in every second, co-creating the emerging moment. What do you want it to look like, to feel like?
Try thinking of something that scares you or feels heavy, noticing how your system reacts to it (what happens in your body, to your energy, your posture, your emotions?). Then imagine it as sacred – what shifts?
What if everything becomes a sacred, devotional practice? What would your life look like?
Bringing reverence to all we do is possibly the most transformational practice we can have – this is spiritual intention in action. Gratitude infused into our manner of relating with the world, with life, with even the most (formerly ;)) dreary, mundane tasks.
Life can be as peaceful, as easeful, as beautiful as we let it be.
Why choose anything less than that which brings profound joy, wonder and grace?