If someone offered you $10,000,000 to expose all your life’s secrets on reality TV… would you do it?
Carolyn Myss calls it The Prostitute Archetype, meaning one who is willing to compromise their integrity for financial stability.
Whether it’s a value that defines you, or an object that represents your Truth…
… in order to be spiritually whole, we need to have something that is totally off-limits, something that is super sacred.
In today’s world, there is very little that cannot be bought.
For instance, take the sad story of the Hopi Indians.
A contested auction of sacred Hopi Indian masks went forward last year in Paris and generated more than $1 million.
One featured item, a headdress known as the Crow Mother, drew intense interest.
Bidding soared to $210,000, drawing applause from the crowd.
Except for one protestor who stood up and shouted: “Don’t purchase that. It is a sacred being.”
Reading that BROKE MY HEART.
The Hopi Indians believe these masks are divine beings which were stolen from tribal lands in Arizona.
The Hopi Indians had made quite a stir leading up to this auction…
… but the auctioneer in Paris rejected their protest saying that the “objects were no longer sacred and had become important works of art.”
Can you imagine?
That’s like someone saying, “She’s no longer your wife, she’s too pretty and everyone deserves a chance at her!”
The devastated Hopi Indians said of their lost masks, “They are truly sacred to us. We feed and care for them. And to see people walking out with them in bags, like some object, I feel really helpless and hurt.”
C’mon! If we don’t stand up for that which is sacred, our souls will literally die and we will become soulless Freakazoids!
Think of what in your life is SACRED, untouchable, off limits!
For me, it is my career. There are many times where it would seem easier to do something with more stability, with benefits, more security.
But some part of me has to keep going, through thick and thick, on this journey for a more meaningful life.
There are days when we all want to give in, sell out, take the easy road.
And those are the days when we need rituals, sacred texts, Hopi masks to “anchor us in our Truth!”