THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE

by
Allisone Heartsong
© 2004 In God We Trust


Let us begin this brief essay on the distinction between the sacred and the profane by making the radical assertion that there are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe that nothing is sacred, and those who know that everything is sacred.

The former are human beings who have not yet opened their heart chakra and are therefore living in separation consciousness, which is characterized by the illusion that we are not only separate from one another but also separate from our source.

The latter are human beings who, having opened their heart chakra through the practice of unconditional forgiving love (which has the effect of liberating the mind from all of the judgments with which it has unwittingly imprisoned itself), are living in the bliss of unity consciousness, which is characterized by the realization that, like sunbeams radiating from a single source, we are all extensions of one universal being.

Thus, whereas the former class of human beings are confined to the third dimension of consciousness because their awareness is limited to the physical body, the emotional body, and the mental body, the latter class of human beings are in the process of graduating from the third dimension to the fourth dimension of consciousness, where the open heart provides access to the love, wisdom, and power of the inner being, which manifests through the upper chakras.

It only remains to add that, when viewed from the perspective of unity consciousness, the truth is that even those who believe nothing is sacred are in fact sacred, whether they realize it or not.

In short, the reality is that we are all extensions of one universal being which is, by its very nature, sacred. And from this it follows that everything which appears to be profane in our third-dimensional world of polarized illusion, including the ultimate atrocity of sacrilegious desecration known as the Crucifixion, is merely a reverse reflection produced by the mind in an unenlightened state of non-recognition.

Let us therefore conclude our brief essay on the sacred and the profane by recognizing that “there are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe that there are two kinds of people in this world and those who don’t.” – Tom Robbins, “Still Life with Woodpecker”

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