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Name: Julie A Carda

After studying dance in Europe, Julie returned to the United States and graduated from Creighton University. With a desire to expand her knowledge of the arts and spirituality, she graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville with a Masters in Theology and Liturgical Studies. Over the past twenty years, she has taught high school and college courses, and facilitated workshops on the healing arts while occasionally writing for academic periodicals. Her quest to acknowledge world religions and the desire to expose the similarities of love and peaceful living, led her to travel, live, and study with shaman practitioners, herbal healers, Native American medicine women, Buddhist priests and other earth-based spiritual teachers. Through these experiences and experiences with global metaphysical teachings, she learned to honor the eternal Source of love in all people. Besides writing fiction, Julie is co-creating a Space of Love through advocacy for Kin Domains.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Experience the Sacred


As I walked in the warm sun and waving grasses, I searched before me the expansive horizon, and in this moment of awareness experienced a sacred prairie chapel.

Certain vistas conjure an automated response to sacredness. For instance, most would agree a mountain or vast ocean is indeed a sacred scene to behold. Struck in the state of awe, we naturally gravitate to the creator--Source to speculate on our own sacredness.

All this contemplation led me to research the common definition of the word sacred. The fourth through seventh meanings listed on dictionary.com were especially thought provoking.

Sacred:

4. reverently dedicated to some person, purpose, or object
5. regarded with reverence
6. secured against violation, infringement
7. properly immune from violence, interference

In response to these four, I speculated about myself, others, and the sweet earth upon which we tread, then asked, what are we about? What do we co-create with every breath, thought, action? Moreover, what do we CHOOSE to co-create with every breath, thought, and action?

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