LIVING LIFE AS A SACRED PRACTICE
DISCUSSION OF CHAPTER: ON SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT
Are you Moving from Independence to Interdependence?
Human beings have an independent spirit. This speaks to the universal push from within the Divine being, which seeks to express at the cellular level. In the face of diversity and population explosions in some parts of the world, we maintain our individuality.
And although we are members of the global family we nevertheless grow in consciousness and self-awareness. Innately, we are unique and transitioning from independence to interdependence as a necessary rite of passage.
We must focus on making the world a better place. This means relying on, working, collaborating and communicating with and Not fighting with each other.
We must live in peace and harmony.
In this regard our aim is unification of our shared interests and goals as one human family. The African principle Ubuntu teaches “I am because we all are.” This is a great way of showcasing cultural and universal diversity. Let us look for opportunities to celebrate the human family one nation at a time through music, dance, entertainment, poetry, prose, language, literature, debates, colloquium and other shared projects.
Let us begin by honoring our own bodies as the temple of the Most High from the cellular level by keeping our house (body) clean, free from negative energies and foreign substances. Honoring our families, our communities, our country; then move outward to sharing the joys of peace, love, respect and unity with humanity.
Sacred Practice: Find a quiet space for meditation. Sit quietly, begin to breathe deeply until you are relaxed. Thank your ancestors, your angels, sages and guides for their love and protection. Then, Visualize the earth in front of you as a small ball. Bless the earth with peace and love. See Divine white light surrounding the earth. Hold that intention and vision as long as you can. Then say your individual prayer and end the meditation when you are ready.
Affirmation: I AM one with humanity.