This Week’s Quotation:

A spiritually asleep person is satisfied with an opaque veil—a state of awareness in which there is little consciousness of the sacred. So many who consider themselves spiritually aware settle on a translucent veil—like a window made of frosted glass. They have enough conscious awareness to let some sunlight come through from the other side of the window. But the shape and pattern of that reality is only a blur, so it ends up having little immediate relevance to how they live their life. They are interested in letting more light come through. Nonetheless, they are still committed to a manipulation of the physical world as their best effort to relieve their emotional disturbance. So they are not interested in living a life that is guided by what is on the other side of the glass. The sad truth is that they do not want to know what is there.

~ Becoming a Sun p. 156

The Sacred Veil

David Karchere
Author, Becoming a Sun

A veil is a symbol of the connection with our inner reality—with the source of power, presence, and wisdom. This excerpt from my book is the challenge I live my life by. It is the challenge of knowing and being who I am and living authentically. I believe this is the same challenge for all people, even if they are unaware of it.

The veil is sacred because it has the ability to turn transparent. And when it does, its sacredness is apparent. Interesting, isn’t it, that it is most beautiful when it disappears?

When the veil is opaque, it has the qualities of a mirror. It reflects our limited human experience back to us, and that is all we can see. When it turns transparent, we become aware of the holiness of life. We are stirred by the creative power within us. We know love. A wisdom higher than our human intelligence guides us.

What does a person have to do for the sacred veil to turn transparent?

The greatest teacher the world has ever seen gave the answer. In my own words, it was this: Treasure what is in heaven. And when you do, your heart will be in that sacredness.

Value it. Admit your desire for it.

The simple act of valuing what is on the other side of the veil more than you value your immediate human reality makes the holiness of life more visible to you. You see it. And then you find that you are in the midst of it.

Take a few moments now to reflect on your love for what makes life holy. Presence. Power. Wisdom.

What does it mean to become a sun?

Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.

4 Responses

  1. David this is huge!. This is the key to the salvation of this planet and its people. Bringing to mind and heart the presence of love, wisdom, and life in oneself evokes awareness that this is how I am/we are meant to be. This reality is what we have to share with our world/s. Thank you!

  2. Thank you for beautiful message I have been working with veil, especially for the last 4 years. Hardest and most rewarding soul growth. I can see clearly now and the peeling continues ad infinitum💜💜💜

  3. Thank you very much, David. yes, if, as it has been said, one can “see through a glass darkly”, one may also scarcely see through a shadowy or coarse veil as well. As you say, it is up to me to see what is beyond the veil, or, as our common source of inspiration, Martin Exeter, put it, to be “above” the veil. May this be my hunger and purpose, to always see the other side of the veil clearly. I so appreciate your encouragement and example in that regard. ME TOO! Love, Tom

  4. Many years ago I engaged in a rigorous program of deep meditation that was guaranteed to dissolve the veil and bring enlightenment. After many weeks I did see the Light. But now I discover that by treasuring what is in heaven and bringing heaven into my living from the sacred core of my Being, the translucent veil becomes transparent in each present moment of my experience.

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