The Truth about Sacred Objects
There are objects in our daily lives that can cause an unusual attraction an be at particular interest to some, mainly because they retain an aura of the sacred and also, they facilitate the creation of a link of communication between ourselves and the divine.
But what makes an object sacred? We do not necessarily speak of ceremonial and liturgical objects and accessories, but of any object that becomes unique and irreplaceable for a person or a community.
We create sacred objects all the time, even without realizing it. We see them when we look at a child turns a stuffed animal, a blanket, a pillow, into what psychologists call a 'transitional object': an object in which people deposit love and time, and that generates great anguish when lost, although many of us try replacing it with an identical one.
The sacred object is a part of us that is exteriorized, a manifestation of our desires, our connection with a transcendent part of ourselves, or supernatural energies. They are like pieces that return to the shore and allow us to reconstruct a memory that has been shipwrecked in the sea of time.
Each sacred object is a container of stories that can only be connected to the head of the one who knows them. Two of the great laments of indigenous peoples everywhere are the loss of their original territories and the loss of their ancestral objects. And this is no coincidence since the territory, and sacred objects are the links that exist with the origins and with the gods. If you lose these links, you lose in some cases your soul compass, and there is no way to have contact with reality.
The more a sacred object is used, the more precious it becomes, not only because of the energy that it can gather with time and rituals, but also the value of its sanctified utility increases with use.
Generally, sacred objects hold a different energy signature in themselves and are known to change the aura and a general atmosphere of an environment just being present and at the display. Sacred and sanctified objects can withhold a frequency that can continuously vibrate in one location, reenacting the mystical signature they might have picked up during ceremonial activities. One example is ritual candles, they can pick up and vibrate the energy signature or a tone of a liturgical ceremony.
While many museums see sacred objects as works of art, people and peoples who preserve them see them as living objects, and every time a lost object is returned, it is received just like a return of missing family member.
These objects inhabit a different realm; we understand only part of its reality, just as we do not fully understand our loved ones.