“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor” (Declaration of Independence).
Couldn’t help but think of this today. I was reading through part of my ebook — yes, it remains untitled! — about “Fellowship with Your Heart.” In this 6th “Elements of Awakening,” I write, “This element of Awakening thrills me, mainly because it is the spiritual space I experience daily with my Heart, a time of fellowship, a sacred time.” Can you see the sacred connection — well, it’s sacred and sacred?
In the Declaration, the signers pledged Lives and Fortunes, but they didn’t term those sacred. The sacred element was their honor, what they stood for and projected with all of their being. In the first part of that sentence, “for the support of this Declaration” they would pledge their “sacred honor.” That honor meant they would live those principle of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” They would embrace those, be true to those.
The sacred connection? That comes from my experience this morning. My writing is always a bit delayed on Wednesdays because it’s garbage pick-up. In addition to getting out our own, which means cleaning out the fridge, I help a few elderly neighbors set theirs out, too. I got a late start and my writing was going along nicely, but I had a relatively early appointment with a student.
Guess who didn’t show up? Guess how I felt? Yes, like most people who get stood up, but I was really frustrated. I wasn’t sure why. It was disconcerting, and I spoke to my Heart. I was reminded of a few things.
I scheduled the student at a time when I knew I wouldn’t be able to finish my Morning Pages. I did it. The source of my frustration was myself. I have awakened to Heart, know what my Purpose, my Vision, and Mission of life is all about. I created it. I chose it. And imagine that I would get frustrated with a student who didn’t show up for an appointment! I’ve said it before: Heart shoots straight, not to mention being nailed by my own writing!
I created my own frustration. While I do not condemn myself, I am more aware. I wrote that the time of fellowship with my Heart is sacred. That means it is set apart, inviolable, and should be demonstrated in my decisions.
My Heart wants that morning time. I find my focus and emotions for the day there. Yes, they are not automatic; they are conscious, purposeful choices aligned with my Heart. When I don’t hold that time sacred, I can and should expect frustration. The ends do not justify the means, so when Ego suggests I get going and earn some money, it’s decision time.
Is my time of fellowship with my Heart sacred or not? Do I value that? I am worthy of living my personal truth — first and foremost. Honor: I write about living the truth of eternal Spirit in mortal bodies, and I have created how that will happen. I desire to freely live joy, peace, love, and happiness. Oh, that’s kind of like life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — sacred honor.
I enjoy living my Vision, so if my writing is worth reading, it’s worth living. Yes, life holds practical considerations — for most people. And yes, I am working my Mission, and it includes what some may think of as practical considerations. However, I won’t relinquish the belief that everything will fall into place when I hold my work and my Heart-life in sacred honor.
I will continue revising my ebook this week, and it gets priority, along with these daily writings.
Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!