This Week’s Quotation:

Sacredness is impossible to define. But you know it when you experience it; when you see something so exquisitely beautiful that it takes your breath away. It evokes profound respect and radical amazement. You sense the wholeness and the beingness of someone or something. And you see with different eyes the perfection within the imperfection of life.

In the experience of the sacred you see the pattern of creation—the genius and beauty behind it. And you sense that you are part of that pattern. You also feel keenly all of your human experience that has lost contact with that reality.

~ Becoming a Sun p. 154

The Soul of the World

David Karchere
Author, Becoming a Sun

I enjoy everyday things. And I enjoy the hustle and bustle of life. Heck, I even enjoyed living in New York City and working in downtown Manhattan.

But still… My heart longs for the sacred. I desire to share the sacredness of life with other people. Without that, the world turns to dreary dust right before my eyes.

So how do we go there with other people? How do we create a space in heart and mind and in the auric field we share where the sacred can live?

As I meditate on these things this first morning after the winter solstice, waiting for Christmas to arrive, here is what I come to. It is hard to know the sacred without entering the soft places of the soul—the tender places of your personhood where you feel what hurts, what you deeply desire, and what is precious to you. Welcoming those parts of oneself, you see them in other people and in the world around you. You see the soul of the world. And, after all, isn’t this what the Christmas story is all about?

This is what turns the hustle and bustle into wonder and joy.

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.

6 Responses

  1. Yes, it is wonderful and important to bring the stillness needed to sense the wonder and joy in the middle of the hustle and bustle. A very meaningful Solstice and Christmas to you, David, and to all who read. with loving thanks for your service in all senses of that word. Love, Tom C.

  2. So true David! Thank you for having the courage to go to those tender places and to feel those hurts. It is part of our calling that lifts us up as we experience the bitter sweetness of it! In so much gratitude for you and your love for your calling and the world.

  3. Good to share your sense of the sacred, David, and to acknowledge what is sacred in me and in all creation. May this holiday season be a wonderful time to spread the sacredness we feel into every part of our world.

  4. I too crave the sacred. When I touch it I feel so fortunate. And it isn’t just a matter of luck. It requires the desire to see it, to live it, to bring it and to share it. My most precious memories are about those times. And it always is larger than me. It is a moment of connection to the rightness in all people, to the rightness in the world

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