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Upcoming Activities:

Next Meeting:

We meet quarterly close to the solstice and we meet more frequently at Regional Chapter meetings.


Resolutions:

Resolution on the Spirituality of Food Production

Resolution on Church Buildings and Grounds


Resolution on Creation Season

Resolution on Green Congregations

 

 

Sacred Space

Do you have a personal "Sacred Space" you visit (actually or in your memory)?
In 1998 the MEESC began compiling impressions of what people see as a sacred space.

Definition

Sacred Spaces evoke a feeling of a sacredness of space and time, where Heaven seems to touch Earth and we find ourselves aware of the Holy, and filled with the Spirit. A higher energy is resides in a sacred space, a power beyond human control which is part of the feeling of "awe". To find ourselves in the midst of great natural beauty is an awakening into moments of heightened spiritual consciousness

This feeling of "sacred" invokes a connectedness, a presence of the blessing of existence. It is "sacred" when it becomes for us a "window to the Kingdom of God" and a reminder of the sacredness of all space as space created by God.

Sacred spaces present creation to us as a window to this kingdom of God, a glimpse of heaven here in this lifetime. It's an experience of the divine in life itself, in the very landscape of all things. We see all things as interdependent within an "inclusive community" and we experience a feeling of harmony as the process of having achieved balance.

This experience comes to us so clear, so inviting, and so welcoming, like good hospitality. At the same time shadows of unknown drift off in all directions. They remind us of the Unknown who is far more than we ever dreamed. We leave the sacred space with the new knowledge that life is far more than we dreamed. Our souls go deep into the rivers of the Spirit.

The glory of sacred spaces is not just in enjoyment of that which is created, but in seeing and feeling God's very presence in creation.

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c/o C. Morello
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