It’s that time of year again, when many of us are considering, planning or taking the sacred vows of marriage and/ or unions.
This is a very serious time in the lives of those who have decided to jump the broom. As weddings and commitment ceremonies go, they generally take a great deal of time to plan and pull off. Every detail down to the very smallest has to be considered. Depending on who your families are this can be a very pleasant or extremely difficult time.
All events in our lives are opportunities to receive clarity and hopefully to grow ourselves.
This very special time in our lives can sometimes bring on a great deal of stress, it is a perfect occasion to begin the practice of meditation. A few weeks ago I forwarded many of my clients and prospect clients The Hundred – Syllable Mantra (see earlier blog "The Power of 3x1" - Mantra 3), now may be a good time to apply this science to your life. If you know anyone going through the game changing experience of marriage or domestic unions, please give them this gift of light and road to inner peace.
How perfect would that be, to enter into your divine unions with all impurities, obstacles, psychic disturbances and karmic debts washed away. Wouldn’t it be nice the leave the baggage behind as you walk towards the Alter to confess your ever ending love for each other?
In a time when it seems that the sanctity of union-ship is taken very lightly, many are entering into unions to find out that after a year or two they are no longer interested in maintaining the commitment. The statistics of the divorce rate and infidelity among our generation is at an all time high. We actually have very few tools that assist us in really maintaining our relationships beyond the sexual aspects. A clue is, it starts with the individual cleaning and clearing a path to self realization and balance.
When we have come to the end of our ropes and begin to understand we need a little help in balancing the dynamics of a healthy marriage. Some will choose therapy; others will seek alternate means of assistance. For those whom desire a more holistic approach, practicing the Mantra mentioned above as a couple can be a first step.
As a certified marriage officiant and ordained minister, I would like to offer the vows of “We Are A Bond” as a way of adding the sacred back into your ceremonies. It was written for a very dear friend many years ago when she too was entering into a sacred union. I believe its words formed together are a prayer and commitment to the success of marriage.
We are a bond,
Many steps have brought us here.
It has been a mile of plowed earth & watered seeds
Planted by us the keepers
We are rooted by our ancestry whom spirits guide us
Over hot rolling Sahara,
Sprawling green Habitats
And Mountains yet to be climbed
We as the Earth-seed representation of the obelisk
Shooting to inhabit the Heavens
We are at once both Feminine & Masculine
Heaven & Earth
Like an Abyss, we live in the state of Maya;
What is real & tangible for us
We have chosen not to speak of Utopian gardens
& imaginary forest
Instead, our love is basic like the stars
And Oh, so simple like the water
We drink of each other
To quench our thirst
We are constant,
Being shaped by God into a vessel
Strong enough to carry