When we make a promise, a subtle yet powerful shift occurs in our souls, where intentions are housed. A vow is a tool we employ to facilitate transformation within ourselves and an expression of will. So to make an oath is to communicate to the universe and our deeper selves our commitment to the principles most important to us. Fulfilling a sacred vow — whether it is as complex as “’till death do us part” or as simple as “I promise” — challenges us, exercising our willpower and aiding personal growth.
When we speak a sacred vow out loud, as opposed to simply reciting it in our minds or writing it on paper, our voices project our promises into the deepest reaches of the universe. We must remember that a vow made with the sincerest of intentions can carry on past our earthly lifetimes. A well-chosen vow encourages commitment and dedication.
A sacred vow, once spoken, becomes a part of your existence forever. Your view of the world around you may change, and your predominant thoughts and feelings will no doubt evolve with time, but the spirit in which your oaths were spoken will remain unaffected. It is up to you to determine how you will stay faithful to your vows while your inner and outer worlds transform. Your strength and character will inevitably be tested, as circumstances can make keeping promises a challenge, but after you have shown yourself to be steadfast, your appreciation of the sanctity of vows will be cemented in your mind and soul.