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The Marketplace Is Sacred

 The following is adapted from my new book A Sacred Marketplace: Sell without Selling Out or Burning Out. Mysticism + Marketing = Sales.

The marketplace is sacred. It is where community gathers. 

I love the world of spirit. I am happy in it. I am also incredibly happy in the marketplace. It is where I get to share from my heart and soul. It is where I get to connect with other humans.

The marketplace is sacred. I am almost in tears as I write this because I am so deeply moved when I work with my students: When we are working together, we are in the real. We are discussing our actual lives, true feelings, soulful dreams, honest needs, terrible doubts, night-sweating terrors, dizzying triumphs, and more.

The marketplace is sacred. It is where we gather.

The world of spirit is the marketplace. The marketplace is the world of spirit.

I have met many individuals who had been trampled by the systemic belief that they could not or should not earn their living doing what they love. I know what it feels like because, once upon a time, I suffered the same way they did.

Sometimes, the trampling of their spirit was done by people who insisted that it’s impossible or too risky to earn a living being an artist (shaman, herbalist, etc.). Other times, it was people saying that it is wrong to charge for spiritual (artistic, healing, etc.,) services or goods. Sometimes, it was other people but, whatever their reason, it broke my heart when it blocked someone from being their most sacred self.

The world of spirit is the marketplace. The marketplace is the world of spirit.

As long as we divide the mundane from spirit, we have an economy of hate instead of an economy based on love.

The marketplace is sacred.

The choice to be in the marketplace is a sacred choice.

Every ancient Mayan king was a shaman. But our culture is trapped in the modern division of sacred and profane, market and magic. Ancient Mesoamerican cities were based around temple life. Merchants traveled to find holy items. Their commerce was of sacred goods and, I’d like to imagine, of prayer and song. We can make the marketplace sacred again. So mote it be!

If you like the above excerpt, A Sacred Marketplace is available only from the author at http://www.outlawbunny.com/2015/10/15/a-sacred-marketplace/

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Francesca De Grandis aka Outlaw Bunny is the bestselling author of "Be a Goddess!" Founder of The Third Road, a Faerie Shamanism tradition that she teaches through both text and oral tradition, De Grandis says, "I'm a trickster working for benevolent chaos Gods, so I don't play mean tricks." Bard, painter, mystical innovator, and busy elf who works part-time for Santa Claus, she blogs here and on her own sites, www.stardrenched.com and www.outlawbunny.com


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