There’s no doubt in my mind that our world is changing and how our recent election in the U.S. has really stirred-the-pot, shaken people to their core, and hopefully gotten each person to take a look inside and re-visit core values.
I think of all the classes that I took when attending CSU Sacramento, Mass Media and Society is the one that had the most impact. What I took away from that class gave me direction on how I wanted to live my life.
Over the years since, I have seen how television and the media has changed and how it has changed people.
I imagined that in the 50’s, the powers-that-be got together and had meetings on how to “market” a new set of standards to the American public.
There was a standard put in place, through the media, that women should stay home, kids should eat sugary cereals, and that smoking was a cool thing to do, and we rarely saw people of color on TV.
Fast forward to the present, where we see the impact of the media being sold to our children. How many children have cell phones, X Boxes, TV’s in their bed rooms?
Mass media, a form of brainwashing, is welcomed in almost every household as a necessity. We cannot operate without phones, computers, and TVs.
The people in marketing are studying trends so they can make the most profit when a need is trending.
Think about this for a moment: The more fast food, processed food that the population eats, the sicker the majority becomes which leads to bigger hospitals, more pharmaceuticals needed, and why not focus on the family pet while they’re at it. Every day, we are being promoted to by billboards, magazine, radio, television, cell phones, pop up ads to use drugs.
Mass media has done it’s job to create fear and mistrust and blind trust in general.
So, with all of this, where do we go to find Sacred Space, where we can be left alone with our own thoughts, our own ideas, our own feelings, and stay in connection with our Divine presence?
Do we have to wait for a vacation to find a spot in Nature where we can reconnect with our essence?
Do we have to wait for a Sunday to attend religious services?
Have we lost touch with what’s real vs. what’s fed to us through the media?
Has the media pre-empted our need for a spiritual connection?
Is it luring us away from our innate truth, our authenticity, our understanding, intuition, and our compassion for people as a whole?
Creating Sacred Space in the home is a critical necessity in this day and time, a Cottage value, if you will, to make a place in your home, in each room even, to establish your family’s values, to anchor the presence of the Divine in your life, to remind you of your core values.
There is a Hawaiian prayer used for healing of everyday life:
I love you (God or the God in you and me)
I’m sorry ( for at times losing this connection)
Please forgive me (for forgetting that I am Love)
Thankyou ( for blessing me always)
When repeated in the mind’s eye these words can bring profound and miraculous healing.
The words can be internally repeated when we feel fear, when we have issues, to a body part or pain, to our rooms,to our family, friends, and pets, to those who are deceased, to the world, to God.
Each person can take this and embrace it as their responsibility or choose to ignore it, and let the powerful force of the mass media control their thoughts.
The words of the Ho’oponopono prayer are powerful cleansing tools to erase from our consciousness the tapes recorded over our lifetimes that are embedded in our unconscious and affect our lives everyday.
These words can create the sacred space necessary to hold onto the connection with our Creator, to anchor us in the Divine’s embrace.
It is a simple tool, when used with sincerity can cleanse old pains that are keeping us stuck in fear, and show us a way to carry on in the face of difficulties.
It is a tool that can bring such a feeling of love inside that you will feel like you have found Heaven on Earth, as it is life-changing.
It is the safest, most private way to carry your Sacred Space within your heart, where no one can take it away from you, no matter what happens.
I didn’t know where I was going with this post. At first, I thought I would be talking about mini-altars in the home, but I was led to understand that each person needs to carve a Sacred Space right in their heart by using the healing prayer of Ho’Oponopono.
Like I said, the pot has been stirred, and each person is being called to tunnel into their heart and create your sacred space in the sanctity of your own soul and keep the fire stoked by using the cleaning prayer.
By God’s grace, I love you, I’m sorry, Please forgive me, Thankyou.