The theme of the morning walk was sacred. The term sacred means something that is held in high esteem. The term shares the same function as the term worship. It is an external term as viewed from an internal state. Those who are spiritually conscious and working from internal awareness, view the external world either an illusion or a
part of Divine mystery. A person could be, for instance, an atheist and still hold something in high esteem. A person could be very religious and hold something in high esteem.
There are various forms that take on the quality of sacredness. There are places that are sacred. There are forms of geometry that are referred to as sacred. There are people who represent qualities seen by religious organizations to be sacred. It is used basically as a bridge word. It takes an internal state of knowing and applying that state of knowing to either a spiritual state of knowing something is sacred or an illusion of what a particular person holds as sacred. The word, since it is a bridge word, is another indication of cultural relativity. There is no one religious body that holds the word sacred in any more real context than any other religious body.
What determines the reality of the context of sacredness? The mystic asks if the sacred thing is a bridge from the internal consciousness to the external world of illusion or if it is a bridge from the internal consciousness to the world of Divine mystery. The mystic is able to discern whether or not what is claimed as sacred is an illusion or Divine reality · if it is, in fact, part of Divine mystery, then it is being worked out in the co-creative world of external reality.
Mystics hold things to be sacred that the culture does not. There are things the culture holds sacred that the mystic would see as illusion.
From Journey with a Modern Mystic written by Rev. Dr. David Kenneth Wheaton Ph.D. Read by Jodi Behan.
© Rev. Dr. David Kenneth Wheaton Ph.D.