Posted by on Sep 4, 2011 in What Do You Consider Sacred? | 11 comments

Each of us have things in our lives that we consider sacred. It may be our children, our spiritual or cultural traditions, something that belonged to a loved one who has passed, etc. As a part of my own exploration into what is sacred, I would LOVE to hear about what you hold as sacred. Please feel free to share it in the comments section below.

The question I’d like you to answer is, “What Do YOU Consider Sacred, and Why?

There is no wrong answer. I look forward to reading your response! Thank you!

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  1. 9-4-2011

    Hey Tony,
    I consider everything sacred because Spirit is in everything. Where I really see sacredness visually is when I walk outside my door and see the Earth, Sky, trees, animals and when the Wind caresses my cheek. This helps me to see sacredness in human beings not the illusion of fear, greed, hatred and misunderstanding.

  2. 9-4-2011

    Things that depict God and things related….could even be just a quiet walk in the woods with the sun shining through the trees. It has to do more with peace than things for me.

  3. 9-4-2011

    First of all, I love this project/mission. I’m all in when it comes to something that’s so completely POSITIVE. I hope this grows beyond your wildest dreams.

    As for what I, personally, hold sacred, several things came to mind pretty much at the same time. Family, Faith,and the American flag.

    As a wife and mother (3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 son-in-law, 1 future son-in-law, and 1 to-be-determined-son-in-law!), my beloved family is the first thing I think about in the morning and the last thing I think about at night. When I’m weak, they give me strength and when I’m strong they make me invincible.

    My faith is sacred because it’s mine, all mine! I believe in God as much as I believe in my next breath. I know He’s there and no one could ever convince me otherwise. When you feel your faith down in the core of your being, it’s a part of who you are – even more so than your DNA.

    Finally, the American Flag should be sacred to every American. Men and women have fought for, and given their last breath for, the stars and the stripes. They do so even today. Our country is a beautiful mixture of many races and fascinating cultures and I think of all of us when I look at the American Flag and it never fails to stir my emotions.

  4. 9-4-2011

    Good luck with your project Tony. I just started doing art prints based on a similar idea, i.e. sacred imagery based on myths, gods, goddesses, mandalas, and sacred geometry from around the world. For me the earth, the sun, nature, beauty, and wholeness are among the things I associate with the sacred.

  5. 9-4-2011

    Tony, I applaud your project. I hope you’ll consider obtaining permission to photograph at a polling place on election day. To me, the privilege of voting is sacred!

  6. 9-4-2011

    Growing up in a traditional Catholic home, all of my family had statues of the Virgin Mary in their yard. My parents have a beautiful Virgin Mary statue fountain in their backyard, surrounded by flowers and a pond. It’s a symbol that represents purity and goodness.

  7. 9-4-2011

    I like your project idea. Don’t forget to write a book. Like a coffee table type book. I am Lutheran, so I’m lost when it comes to smudge pots and the rosary. But I feel closest to God during communion and when reading his Word. I also associate nature to God, so when I’m out in the woods or by the water, I feel contemplative and close to God.

  8. 9-4-2011

    All of Life is sacred to me, but especially being fully present to my deepest Self and fully connected to other human beings and other beings of all types and fully connected to all of Nature and to the essence of whatever/whoever is the unseen, unknown Force behind this all. That is the ultimate Mystery and, to me, that is Sacred.

    I love your idea for this project. It has inspired to start something similar!

  9. 9-5-2011

    Hi Tony, and all the best for your project.
    Sacredness is to live in the Present moment ,
    To live in a state of Gratitude, to feel the Divine Peace that
    surrounds us when we learn to be Still.
    To realize that We are not alone and to know that whatever we’re going through, “this too shall pass” for tomorrow the sun will rise.
    That is Sacredness to me. It is not the easiest way to live, but it certainly is the best for our mins/bodies and Spirits.
    Many Blessings
    JMK

  10. 9-6-2011

    Birth – new baby, hatching bird egg, flower blooming – are all items of God’s creation replenishing this planet.

    In Church – the Pulpit, Communion Table, Baptismal, Altar – where the Word of God and His people committ to him.

  11. 9-17-2011

    I consider all nature or creation sacred, being in a church is a sacred time, vows of marriage and baptism are sacred, and it is a wonderful thing for me to be with the sacred.

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