Sacred, Mundane, Divine

by Christopher Lovejoy on April 12, 2021

We’ve heard it said: “I hold this sacred” or “this is so mundane” or “this is absolutely, positively divine!” The tone of these declarations is quite different, as is the vitality of each. Each of these dimensions of life has its own unique wisdom, with its own place, both in life and in love.

Sacred wisdom concerns itself with that which is inviolable ~ with that which cannot be violated with impunity, with that which should not be violated with impunity, if one really and truly cares enough about serving and pre-serving a quality of heart and soul in relation to others.

Mundane wisdom concerns itself with that which is malleable ~ with that which is found in the ordinary course of events, with that which is most preoccupied with worldly matters. Such wisdom speaks plainly and simply to the lifelong task of pre-serving coherence ~ with consistency.

Divine wisdom concerns itself with that which is invulnerable ~ with that which ignites a robust sense of promise and possibility, with that which activates, generates, and perpetuates spiritual power that, for the most part, remains dormant until the ego is strong enough to draw it out.

bonus tip:

green is the color of sacred; red, orange, or yellow is the color of mundane; blue is the color of divine

Herewith, a taste of sacred, mundane, and divine wisdom to satisfy soul, ego, and spirit, respectively.

My Body, My Temple (Sacred)

I invite you now to dwell, with a sense of the sacred, on one subject or object that you hold precious.

It might be your relationship with a child, partner, or elder in your life; it might be a talisman, a lucky charm, or an amulet with magical powers; it might even be a myth or a metaphor that speaks to your happiness, to your contentment or enchantment, to your discernment or fulfillment.

Whatever it is, welcome its hold on you. Let it be as it is. And if you feel so inclined, journal about it, generate some art around it, find someone with whom you can converse about it. Here, I will now speak truth, love, and wisdom to my body, to recall and recognize its sacred quality:

In flow, this body of mine is divine, a vehicle that conveys all manner of inspirations; at rest, this body of mine is sacred, a vessel that contains all manner of invitations. You might say that this body of mine is a temple, and if you did, you wouldn’t be too far from the truth of my feeling.

At rest, this body of mine can be as still as a statue, awaiting drainage from the monkey mind, and at rest, when this body of mine absorbs the sights and sounds of nature, it has reason to walk away feeling restored and refreshed. At rest, it dwells in peace, even as it welcomes unity.

At rest, my body can take a moment to realize its need for rest and relaxation, for relief and restoration, for contentment and refreshment. In saying this, I do find it rather curious, paradoxical, ironic even, that this body of mine never rests, can never rest ~ an ecosystem of countless microbes coming and going, in service to the interests of life in ways and by means we have yet to fully comprehend.

Be this as it is, those microbes most aligned with sanctity will always have the upper hand.

Savvy Elder Wisdom (Mundane)

The video that follows (6:45 in length) offers 45 nuggets of mundane (albeit potent) wisdom from the perspective of an Elder. The author of this wisdom saw fit to place herself in the future, at the age of 90, and to share her wisdom before passing into the Great Beyond. Note the plain and simple character of these clear, concise, and comprehensive nuggets in view of life, all the more to effectively negotiate and navigate the ordinary and worldly dimensions of a life lived and loved on Earth at this time.

45 Life Lessons From A 90-Year-Old – YouTube

Below is a transcript of these nuggets for ease of reference . . .

life isn’t fair, but it’s still good
when in doubt, just take the next small step
life is too short to waste time hating anyone
don’t take yourself so seriously; no one else does
pay off your credit cards every month
you don’t have to win every argument; agree to disagree
cry with someone; it’s more healing than crying alone
save for retirement, starting with your first pay slip
when it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile
make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present
it’s okay to let your children see you cry
don’t compare your life to others’; you have no idea what their journeys are all about
if a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it
life is too short for long pity parties; get busy living, or get busy dying
you can get through anything if you stay put in today
a writer writes; if you wanna be a writer, write
it’s never too late to have a happy childhood; but the second one is up to you and no one else
when it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer
burn candles; use nice sheets; wear fancy lingerie ~ don’t save it for a special occasion; today is special
overprepare, then go with the flow
be eccentric now; don’t wait for old age to wear purple
the most important sex organ is the brain
no one is in charge of your happiness except you
frame every so-called disaster with these words: “in five years, will this matter?”
forgive everyone everything
what other people think of you is none of your business
time heals almost everything; give time, time
however good or bad a situation is, it will change
your job won’t take care of you when you’re sick; your friends will ~ stay in touch
believe in miracles
whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger
growing old beats the alternative ~ dying young
your children get only one childhood; make it memorable
get outside every day; miracles are waiting everywhere
if we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back
don’t audit life; show up and make the most of it now
get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful, or joyful
all that truly matters in the end is that you loved
envy is a waste of time; you already have all that you need
the best is yet to come
no matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up
take a deep breath; it calms the mind
if you don’t ask, you don’t get
life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift

~ narrated by Shane Morris; written by Regina Brett

bonus wisdom
inspired by comments made in response

the wiser you get, the less you need to speak
if you never had a bad day, you would never know a good day
holding a grudge is like sucking on a poison pill and waiting for someone to die
the key to your future lies hidden somewhere inside your daily routine
life is the infinite game, so take it lightly, have some fun, learn something new, and lose the regrets
life is like a ride on a bike: keep moving and you get to keep your balance
therapy for life: eat with the wise; drink with the fools
life is too short to watch endless YouTube videos

Waking Up to The Dream (Divine)

The script that follows is one that makes a quantum leap to some future time and place. This sort of scripting is popular among those who are looking to create energetic vortices of opportunity and possibility to bend personal reality ~ and to assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled.

See if you can extract some nuggets of divine wisdom from the scenario that follows . . .

I can hardly believe how quickly everything came to be for me in recent weeks. Here I am, living and loving the life of my dreams, living happy and carefree, with a future bright with promise and possibility, in a place I call home. How did all this happen so quickly and effortlessly?


I slept through the night without waking even once. When I did awaken, I recalled that my dreams were exquisite beyond belief. So warm, kind, sweet, and gentle; so loving, trusting, caring, forgiving. It was like heaven ~ and then some. I had to ask: could it get any better than this?

Truly awesome!

I confess, what a strange sensation it is to be living and loving the life of my dreams. The universe, the matrix, the field of infinite possibilities ~ whatever it is you wish to call it ~ came through for me in ways and by means that I could not even imagine was possible to me and for me.

Par excellence!

I cannot thank my true, deep, high Self enough for the many beautiful and wondrous blessings that have been bestowed upon me, and to think that all I had to do, initially, was to show up by intending and inviting, observing and listening, and then proceeding to get out of my own way.

Truly amazing!

When I feel into my many and various opportunities and possibilities here and now, it’s like I can now live two exquisitely beautiful, wonderful lives ~ one waking and one dreaming ~ both of which are dreamy beyond belief! I must confess, I have to pinch myself, and to remind myself: this is real!

Really and truly!

All I know is that I love ~ absolutely, positively love ~ how I feel, beyond just feeling thoroughly rested, relaxed, restored, and refreshed. Truth be told, and why not tell it, I’ve never felt so good in my life.


hold your ground or find your flow;
whichever, digest this ancient wisdom:
“life happens, not to me, but for me”

~ yours

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