We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole of which these are the shining parts, is in the soul. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

To Honor the Sacred

To Honor the Sacred

Oct 5, 2017-- It was after losing the sight in his right eye that David Ulrich began photographing the Hawai'in Islands. As he struggled to capture the intense beauty and the terrifying destruction of Kaho'olawe he learned "right seeing." In this article, he describes how he was tested by the island. He took a step back and listened. He began seeing the dark sacredness of the land, the higher energies that cannot be used for personal, even if creative, needs. He learned to move beyond his ego's desire and his habitual practiced ways of photography, and to stand humbly in service of a larger purpose, to act as a vehicle for creativity. In the deep, volcanic contrasts he saw the possibilities inherent in destruction for renewal and regeneration and the similarities between the wounding of the land, the wounding of the earth, and the wounding of a person. (4703 reads)


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Take ActionIt isn't necessary to travel to exotic places to find the sacred. You can create your own in a meditative space. Envision your own sacred environment (walled garden, patio by the sea, on top of a stone tower, forest meadow, old library, art studio, desert hilltop at sunset, house of worship) where you can be transformed. [more]



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