The Sacred Circle

passing peacefully - the sacred circle

In the last few years, it’s become a popular topic to speak about having lived past lives. To bring memories of those lives into our present day time and to chat about this idea in casual conversation. Living past lives is a hot topic. But here’s the thing about reincarnation. In order to have had all those past lives and currently living in this one, that means you had to have died a number of times before. Regardless of what we see on TV or in the movies, death is a common occurrence, and passing peacefully is much more common than any other manner of dying.

So why are we talking about this on a blog all about positive thinking? No deep dark secrets here, no inciting of hurrying to end it all, just a humble a blog post addressing a common everyday reality with a suggestion for how to honor this experience.

Passing Peacefully The Explanation

Here’s how this came about.

Susan is friends with a woman on Facebook who is dying. And she is chronicling her experience in a series of posts on Facebook. She has brain cancer, and it is incurable and untreatable except symptomatically. She is an honorable and awesome human being, who is at the point where she has accepted this experience at this time.

But she is sad for her husband, who has spent his entire life loving her, and now has to deal with his own issues of acceptance.

So I decided I would write about a simple way to create a memorial and share it here.

It is called simply – The Sacred Circle.

I will show you how to create your own. And truthfully, there is no need to wait for anyone in your life to be passing to use this. You can do this with your kids, your parents, your siblings, your partner, your friends. The situations in which you can use this are honestly infinite in number.

Creating Your Sacred Circle

Here are the things you are going to need. Of course you can change these materials as needed. These are simply the things I have found work the best.

The Materials

1. A sheet of black toothed drawing paper. Toothed paper is rough in texture so that when you run your hand over the surface it is coarse feeling, not smooth. Arts and crafts stores have these.

black toothed paper for a sacred circle

2. A dinner plate or other circular object.

dinner plate for drawing a sacred circle

3. Some colored pencils

colored pencils for drawing a sacred circle

The Process

1. Place the dinner plate on the paper and trace around it with a colored pencil.

black toothed paper for creating a sacred circle

2. Have the first person put their hand on the paper and the second person trace around it with a colored pencil.

trace around t hefirst person's hand

Now switch, and have the second person place their hand on the paper overlapping the outline of the first person’s hand and the second person do the tracing.

trace the second person's hand overlapping the first

Repeat this as many times as you want to, making sure the hand outlines are overlapping.

Now sit with each other and color in the space created by the overlapping outlines.

add shapes and colors to the spaces created by the outlines of the hands

When you are finished adding shapes and colors, write your names on the drawing.

You are finished.

Here’s what you can expect from creating your sacred circle

This entire experience is sacred; you are going to cry, and you are going to cry a lot.

Tracing around another person’s hand is an intimate experience. Feeling them trace around your hand is an intimate experience. Not in a sexual way, but honestly once you do this, you will retain the feeling for a very long time.

You are going to get tired of filling in the little spaces with designs, keep going until you can honestly say you are finished.

You are going to cry and want to touch each other and hug when you are finished.

You will want to touch this creation many, many times because the paper has become infused with the personal energies of the people who created it – don’t hold yourself back.

Other Possibilities

This creation can be used in many ways, not just for situations where a person is passing. If you know a service member who is being deployed, create a sacred circle with them before they leave.

If lovers must be apart for a while, create a sacred circle – or two – so each person can have one.

If you are the adviser of a graduating class, create a sacred circle with the hand tracing of each class member.

The possibilities are endless.

But in the end, if you are in a situation where a person you love is passing, this is an incredibly sacred and honorable thing to create to remember them in a loving way.

Creating a sacred circle truly does help in passing peacefully. Both the person who is passing and the ones who are left behind to remember. And if you are in a situation where this idea might serve, do it now. Don’t wait; there is no time like the present.

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