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I have shared before on the risk of living in constant
multitasking. You may remember things like, “When you do this you
don’t give God the space needed to communicate with you,” or “You
have no time to spend with yourself and establish a relationship
with yourself,” and so on….
However, today I am going to
propose something that may seem contradictory - how to use everyday
activities as sacred time by multitasking. I refer to these
activities as Sacred Paths or Prayer Paths.
It is important
to still ourselves, listen to God’s voice and our own knowing. This
generally requires the important practice of meditation, which means
carving time out of our schedule. To save time, why not be smart and
engage in the flipside of sacred time - the side that includes
talking to God, engaging in affirmations, intention setting, praying
for self and others, offering up praise, glory, and thanksgiving -
while doing an activity such as walking.
I started to use my
morning walk as a sacred path several years ago. The sacred path at
that time was intentionally sending love and light to every person
that I could think of, during the course of my walk. Starting first
with my family members, followed by close friends, and so on.
Through this practice, it was possible to complete an activity that
takes time, every day. Thereby spreading the higher vibration of
love and light to many.
I was clearly rewarded several
months later by a message in my meditation, that this practice was
contributing to many, as well as myself. You know, what goes around,
comes around. I label this sacred path as ‘The Path of
Sharing Love and Light’. I walked it every day.
began to broaden my daily path to include saying hello and sending
love to the beautiful trees, flowers, and birds on my path.
Then I started to send love and light to those who I was in conflict
with, current or past. Then those that I felt might need the support
of love and light even if I didn’t know them, such as public
figures. The path of sharing love and light continued to blossom and
grow, along with my positive energy!
Since that time several
years ago, I have diversified and added several other paths to my
practice of walking in sacred time. I still engage in the sharing
love and light path, but not everyday.
I call the next sacred
path – ‘Honoring Mother Earth’. I focus myself
entirely in the present and concentrate my attention on my
footsteps. Once mentally in sync with them, I honor mother earth
with each footstep. Thank you Earth mother for providing me a home
in this lifetime. I acknowledge you with each step I take. I am
aware of my feet touching your sacred vibration.” Then with each
step I say, “I honor you, I honor you. I love you, I love you. I
acknowledge you, I acknowledge you. I respect you and your wisdom, I
respect you and your wisdom. Because we are all one, I represent all
people on this earth. My honoring raises the vibration by
remembering you and respecting you.” I do this type of step-by-step
honoring path for my entire walk. It’s truly a physical meditation.
Mother earth has been ignored, forgotten and abused by us. I
encourage you to add this sacred path to your practice once a week.
It is so hard to carve out the time for healthy activities in
our busy life. The spiritual practice of sending prayers, love and
honoring to others and the earth is something we can do while during
other activities. Rather than skip this sacred work, incorporate it
into your routine. Use the time you are on the treadmill, riding
your bike, waiting in line, on hold on the phone, or driving your
Next month, I will share other sacred paths that you can
incorporate into your life. Walk your sacred path - I know you will
feel good about the experience.
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