Article by Rebecca Rondone
The term “In Search of Sacred Self” has its roots in Genesis 1:27, wherein “God created man in his own image…” This scriptural passage does not mean that God is in human form, but rather, that humans are in the image of God in their moral, spiritual, and intellectual nature. If you don’t already, always know that you are Sacred and deserve to be treated as so by yourself and all others.
We all deserve someone who wants to invest in us, learn from us, see us succeed, support our visions, and fall in love with us again and again on the daily. The model of this relationship begins with how we relate to and honor ourselves. If we honor ourselves as sacred, soon the relationships will reflect and honor ourselves and those around us.
In order to obtain the qualities we are seeking such as passion, purpose, trust, love, gratitude, reverence, kindness, peace, and vigor, we must begin by creating those qualities and showing up to demonstrate them in our own self-relationship.
After we take time to create these qualities by following the process of creation:
- Allow ourselves to imagine/dream the life we want – partner, shelter, abundance, being of greatest value and service, etc.
- Take time to sit with the feeling of being these qualities you would like to experience more of in the present moment – allow these feelings to saturate our hearts and minds.
- Carry the feeling through the day and allow ourselves to remain open to the influence guiding our way and presenting possibilities to lead us towards the life that sustains these feelings. .
- Take action based on the guidance you are given – it will be the most exciting and irresistible feeling anyways; like a passionate fire is pouring out of your pure heart – just stop resisting and allow yourself to be driven and follow your passion and instincts.
Remember to choose to honor this truth and use your voice always!
From a descriptive point of view, God and humans have the same likeness in that the Bible representation of God indicates “He can manifest Himself with a head, hair, eyes, mouth, a chest, legs, feet as well as hands and voice” (Revelation 1:13–17).
If you ever find yourself lost in any of the above, seek some alone time in prayer, mediation, a walk, run, or even fishing. Fishing can provide that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.
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