Sacred Space

Sacred Space

   
"Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again."


I took time today to take a walk in the woods…I did this for many reasons… But ultimately nature has always been extremely grounding for my mind.  Its been the holidays and I will admit honestly I am never in the best mental state during this time….Meaning I usually fall into a depression of some sort or my anxiety is insane… But walking through those woods today brought the most peace over me and helped me clear out so much clutter and worry….As I walked I repeated over and over in my mind Thank You Thank You Thank You…. Because I know deep in my heart I do have so very much to be thankful for and all the unnecessary worry I hold in my heart is not even worthy or real…

“There is a special plan for you as you travel through your life map.  With the fire in your soul and your heart as a guide, keep trusting life.  Everything will happen as it should.”

As I walked I looked around those woods memories flooded my mind. One of the memories was of my little brother Chad doing the same thing when he was going through addiction issues with drugs… I never really took time to understand what he always did out there but after the past few weeks I identify well with it all…. And I can’t believe I never understood then what it was he was doing. His soul was leading him into nature to help heal himself… Just as my soul has always lead me that way… My retreat is nature, it is my place of grounding and looking back I see it always has been…. My soul has always lead me outdoors, in those same woods or even running the roads across Georgia… Unfiltering my mind of chaos, detoxing all the hate I have absorbed or negative thoughts I always had. Slowly coming to terms with so much in my life and what I had been through. In fact I do recall exact roads and times of things when I would have premonitions or exact decisions that would suddenly come to me on those roads. So I consider this a sacred place for me to be and go…

“The whole inhabited earth is sacred space in which God lives.”

Over the Thanksgiving Holidays this subject was brought up also, only not in the exact manner… Sitting at the dinner table having our Thanksgiving meal one of my nephews started talking about one of my uncles… My dads brother who was severely burned when he was a child. My nephew was telling us all of how he goes and sits in the yard of my dad’s property he has nearby… He said sometimes he will sit there for hours in his truck… My head perked up when he started talking about it, and after he uttered those words I glanced over at him and said why do you believe he does this… He said to me then, well he said it helps clear his mind, then he begins chattering onto something else… But my mind was still in tune with what he had just told us… I could see so clearly my uncle was doing exactly what I do… He was going taking his mind back to a place he felt comforted him… It was his sacred space like nature has been to me…

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau 

I will end this entry by saying I do believe, but wait I actually know wholeheartedly that there are places that have such healing properties for our lives…Because nature has been such a healing force for my mind… And it is very accurate what Joseph Campbell spoke so many years ago…
“You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be.” Those words ring so true for my life, but I have found it to be as true for so many others, just like my little brother and my uncle…