How many times have we seen the word sacred used in advertisement, workshop, event, etc.? It has become quite the popular word to describe all sorts of things that don’t necessarily fall into the category of sacred.
But what really is sacred? Some say “Everything is Sacred!” And I say, Do you know what that word really means? Because if you did I don’t think you would be proclaiming everything as sacred when living in a western world that is still operating perceptually out of integrity with the intrinsic harmonic nature of the universe.
The word Sacer (latin for sacred) literally translates to mean devoted to divinity for sacrifice. And what does sacrifice mean? Sacrifice means to give an offering to God that in general entails the death of something. You are literally offering over the divine something to be taken. The word Sacred then means to make an offering and willingly open that offering up to a death of some kind.
Sacrifice is the magic inside the formula to make something sacred. So when we say Sacred Dance, Sacred Art, Sacred Sexuality, Sacred anything, there is some sort of sacrifice needed to make those words become a tangible experience for those who come to witness what is truly sacred.
It is important for us to realize the depth of meaning behind words that have traditionally been given a deep respect and reverence in our human history for thousands of years. In modern society we take these once hallowed words and place them on top of things as more of a decoration to gain attention or validation vs. a way to describe the truth.
The word Healing has also been hijacked to suit whatever trend or idealized modality that uses the power of this word as mere décor or garnish.
If we are passionate about the healing arts we seek to become educated students to the factual process of healing. We realize quickly the body’s natural healthy state is balance. It is imbalance that allows health to decline. Eventually this imbalance will surface to the conscious state of that person as an ailment, pain, or discomfort of some kind, which is the body’s way of expressing the unconscious imbalance.
The act of learning how to aid in restoring balance to the body is often referred to as a healing modality, therapy, or practice. Learning about the body, learning about the imbalances, and learning tools of re-balancing are all pathways for any one who aims to assist people in restoring their health/balance. Healing then is the process in which the imbalance is restored to balance. The healer is merely a guide in service to assist the body’s natural ability to heal or balance it self.
If one is proficient at using tools to soothe or guide relaxation, this is not necessarily curing the imbalance of the body. Soothing experiences can be one tool used in the healing process but if one is only given modes to soothe or pacify the psyche and told they are being “healed” or are“healing”, will healing ever take place? Will the cure to the imbalance be found? Or will we walk around attempting to soothe imbalances that are seeking real actions & practices of curing the imbalance?
Making ourselves aware of the way words are used to manipulate and create false truths, liberates old patterns of complacency and connects us to our sovereignty. Claiming sovereignty in thinking for ourselves and discerning between snake oil and actual truths. By doing so we empower ourselves to experience what is truly Sacred, truly Healing and dare I say perhaps even experience Sacred Healing.
Oṃ Tāre Tuttāre Ture Svāhā
“Green Tara the archetype of our own inner wisdom. She guides and protects us as we navigate the depths of our unconscious minds, helping us to transform consciousness, our own personal journeys of freedom. It is the goddess Tara who helps us to remain “centered”. The myths of the Goddess Tara remind us of our “oneness” with all of creation and the importance of nurturing the spirit within.”