There was a time. When things got ugly for the people they would call on their spiritual leaders, their shaman, to restore harmony and balance. Well, things are ugly. But we can’t delegate this harmonic restoration. We can’t outsource it. Indeed, outsourcing our intrinsic and sacred relationship with each other and the universe is what got us into this mess. A subject for exploration in the next few blog posts.
For those of us who are looking at the bleak landscape that seems to be unfolding and considering how we will resist. For those of us who are organizing ourselves and others to step in and step up to create a different landscape based on our fundamental values of respect, love, inclusion, diversity, peace, joy, and honoring all life. For us this is sacred work. And it’s all about sacrifice.
Sacrifice. It’s a word with so much baggage. Yet the original definition is to make sacred. It comes to us from the Latin: sacrificium (combining sacri/sacer holy + facere to make).
So what will we do to make a holy, whole, and holistic future for our children? What will we do to create balance and harmony in our world? Are we willing to change our lifestyles and mindsets? Are we willing to re-prioritize our time and attention? Are we willing to step beyond the known and into the unknown? Are we willing to risk everything we have? Because it seems clear that everything we have is at risk. What will be our sacrifice? For sacrifice will be required.
Judith – firstname.lastname@example.org