Elder’s Meditation – Sacred

Elder’s Meditation – Sacred

“In the absence of the sacred, nothing is sacred, everything is for sale.”

— Oren Lyons, ONONDAGA

The Elders often say that when something is sacred it has spiritual value. You’ll hear, on the Earth there are
sacred spots. You’ll hear, our ceremonies are sacred, our children are sacred, marriage is sacred. When
something is sacred it means it’s so holy you can’t attach a value to it. Therefore, it’s not for sale. It’s an insult
to suggest buying something sacred. On the other hand, if we look at it differently, as there is no sacred land,
ceremonies are not sacred, our children are not sacred, etc., then everything is for sale. Sacredness creates
spiritual space. Sacredness makes things holy. Sacredness shows respect for God.
Great Spirit, let me honor things that are sacred.


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