Sacred Boundaries - For It's Own Sake!
In a synagogue there is a flickering light by where the Torah (Jewish Scrolls) are kept. It is known as the aish tamid (the eternal flame). Having it by the Torah Scrolls is important. It is a symbol of the fire that burned in the Holy Temple. It is a reminder of the eternal flame; the essence/spark in us is never to go out.
This is an example of protection, as an aligned filter for what comes in. Whether beliefs or voices, this relationship to the sacred is about YOU and the Divine. An intuitive dance. There should be no external demand that doesn’t align with what feels right and natural to you. Maya calls this pre-digested ritual: the dance between what we take in because another proclaimed it so and what is our innate expression. Tools serve to support movement and should never beabsolute, unquestionable sources. This is a part of the why of boundaries, because no one should have absolute access or the power to dictate how this looks. This flame/essence/divine that is the universe, that is you, should solely be crafted in way that honors who you are and the seasons you are in.
What is the practice/ceremony/ritual that you have around this? Is it working (achieving the intention desired)? Each season brings us different gifts and movements- what worked once may not work now. Take a moment to asses what is present, to name it: get your favorite art tools and create a collage of the season you are in. Pull out images of what is going on right now...projects, family, your health, etc. Sometimes there is an underlying current going on with us that we don’t quite notice, where we are reacting and not responding to our own needs. Creating a collage allows you to see what is moving and how you can best support yourself with practice/ceremony/ritual around the sacred essence in you. When you are done with your collage, put it somewhere to sit so you can see it, be with it….