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Invocation by Chief Dan George… Perhaps an intention for the New Year

Martin Prechtel in An Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic writes: “Real humans can only live life spiritually. Birth itself is a ritual… cooking a ritual, eating a ritual, sleeping a ritual, lovemaking a ritual, death a ritual. All of which feeds life. To the Tzutujil, a Mayan people, ritual was plant-oriented and based on feeding some big Holy, or your understanding of God, ongoing vine-like, tree-like, proceedance that feeds us its fruit.” IreneCarr.com

The beauty of the trees
The softness of the air
The fragrance of the grass
Speaks to me

The summit of the mountains
The thunder of the sky
The rhythm of the sea
Speaks to me

The faintness of the stars
The freshness of the morning
The dewdrops on the flower
Speaks to me

The strength of fire
The taste of salmon
The trail of the sun
And the life that never goes away
They speak to me…and my heart soars!

Live a Sacred Life

What does it mean to live a sacred life? Martin Prechtel in An Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic writes:

“Real humans can only live life spiritually. Birth itself is a ritual… cooking a ritual, eating a ritual, sleeping a ritual, lovemaking a ritual, death a ritual. All of which feeds life. To the Tzutujil, a Mayan people, ritual was plant-oriented and based on feeding some big Holy, or your understanding of God, ongoing vine-like, tree-like, proceedance that feeds us its fruit.”

Martin Prechtel defines “proceedance” as the way a people, culture, animal, plant or anything proceeds along and lives out its existence. We may say we want to change and even have some notion of what that change is; however, in working with many, I have found we just want things to be different, but have not defined in any details what different means. It truly behooves us and all of those around us to define what it is that we do want, specifically how do we want to feel. For our feelings and emotions determine the quality of our lives, while the focus of our lives determines our feelings and emotions.

So the first question, what is your focus?

  • Is it on what is wrong or what is missing or is it on what you have and appreciate?
  • Which focus do you want to nourish to bring you the feelings you wish to feel?

Make a list of how you want to feel right now.

Then get quiet and be honest with yourself and ask “Is my focus taking me towards what I want to feel or away from how I want to feel?”

Now set your focus on increasing the feelings you wish to have, if it is not already aligned. For example, if you want to feel successful, perhaps keep a daily success journal in which you faithfully record five successes during the day, but keep it simple. Examples of such could be as follows: I was on time for an appointment; I took a walk; or I hugged my partner. You may say that is ridiculous, but what psychology shows is that we tend to make feeling good really hard and feeling bad really easy.

My wish for you is to make feeling good really easy and feeling bad really hard. Living a sacred life is joyful; it feels good, really good.

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