To be Holy, an object or person must be set apart or dedicated to the Sacred. Can something Sacred be practical? Practical can be thought of as ordinary, pertaining to everyday or common affairs or practices. My heart longs to experience the Holiness and Sacredness of God, and in the quiet, early morning hours, I often experience it and am grateful. Yet, I have also experienced episodes of holiness or sacredness in my work amidst the ordinary or mundane practices.
I perceive the Holy Grail to be a Sacred Mystery, not definable by words alone but through experiencing the merging of the opposites, as in ancient alchemical texts
depicting the creation of a fully realized, integrated Son/Daughter of God. This androgynous one becomes the True Self not identified with gender or other transient attributes. The Gospel of Thomas describes it as:
the inside like the outside,
and the outside like the inside,
the higher like the lower,
so that a man is no longer male,
and a woman female,
but male and female
become a single whole
How to make the Holy Grail a practical reality and blessing to life? One must live it
everyday, surrender to it, desire it above all else. A favorite hymn of mine, from the
previous organization sums it up:
May our hearts become a chalice pure
Ever thy great love dispensing
To all life that we may peace ensure
Every need and sorrow sensing.
May our footsteps walk in paths
so narrow and straight
Gently guided by thy hand
Mastery of Life attaining.
I desire and pray for assistance from above to make this experience of dispensing the
Great Love of our Father/Mother God a daily occurrence.