- Brittany Luck
Creating Your Sacred Space
Creating your sacred space can be an incredibly rewarding and rejuvenating experience. Whether it's a corner of a room filled with plants, photos, and decorations that bring you joy or a meditation nook with candles and soothing music, having a sacred space dedicated to relaxation and self-care is the perfect way to renew energy and boost wellbeing.
Do you have a sacred space in your home? If not, you can make one easily and we’ll show you how!
Taking the time to intentionally create this sacred space will not only make it more special but also allow you to feel connected to it in a personal way. Setting up designated areas in your home where you can go for self-connection and contemplation can truly help put stress into perspective – making for happy days ahead.
What is a Sacred Space?
A sacred space is a place where one can connect on a spiritual level and gain insight into oneself. It can be anywhere; in nature, an area created inside the home, or maybe even an intuition that pops up during meditation.
This sacred space serves as an outlet to clear the mind, set intentions, offer gratitude, and simply take time away from everything else.
It's with this sacredness that we can embark on a journey of self-discovery and consciously take the steps needed to reach our highest potential. Striving to make sacred spaces part of our daily routine provides us with an opportunity to explore our inner worlds.
One of the most beautiful parts of having a sacred space is that you get to decide what it means for you. Let’s explore this.
Define What “Sacred Space” Means to You
To me, sacred space is a place I can go to find the energy and peace that allows me to be my best self. A sacred space can be anywhere from a bedroom filled with items of meaning, to a quiet spot in nature that encourages reflection.
Creating my own sacred space has meant decluttering physical or mental distractions, paying attention to my senses, tuning into my intuition, and finding ways to connect with something greater than myself.
It's sacred in that it’s just for me - no one else understands the importance of this place quite as I do. By taking time here to reflect, meditate and reconnect with what truly matters in life, my sacred space helps keep me on a good path.
Decide What You Want from Your Sacred Space
A sacred space is a place where you find peace and solace in difficult times. It’s up to you to decide what sacred space means to you. Whether it’s your bedroom, office or favorite park, it can be anywhere you feel safe and secure.
It doesn’t matter if it’s dark, light, or full of noise - whatever makes you feel alive! A sacred space can speak volumes about who you are as a person and how you choose to embrace life’s moments. Think about what environment brings you joy when all else fails and create the sacred space that will help ground your spirit. Once decided upon, finding time each day to spend in this sacred space can help boost feelings of calmness for when life gets unpredictable.
Here are some examples of where you might make a space in your home:
· In a walk-in closet
· In a corner of your bedroom
· A spare bedroom or closet space
· A section of your living room
· A screened-in porch or patio
· Anywhere else that feels right to you
Because this space should be about you, it helps to look to the things you care about for inspiration.
Find Inspiration in What You Love
Taking the time to cultivate a sacred space by engaging in activities that bring us joy can be a powerful act of self-care and nurture creativity. What is sacred to one person might not be sacred to another; however, focusing on what you love can set the tone for an inspiring and uplifting experience.
From practicing yoga daily to taking leisurely walks outdoors, pay attention to what stirs your soul and brings motion into your sacred space. Find beauty in the familiar and try incorporating elements that help create a safe refuge away from the noise of the world.
Whatever it takes, summon up the courage to venture beyond conventional methods tailored around your innermost desires — you’ll find inspiration in what you love.
You may have certain crystals or stones that resonate with you, or pictures of your loved ones. You may have representations of spiritual leaders or a loved one who has passed on. Or you may have items that remind you of fun times and good memories. It’s all about bringing in the energy of the things you love.
Consider the Personal Reasons for Wanting this Space
When creating your own sacred space, take time to reflect on the reasons why you are doing it. You might even want to journal on it and put your thoughts in writing.
Personal reasons for wanting a sacred space are uniquely individual. For some, it could be quiet and calming solitude. In this sacred space, they might want to practice mindfulness, do yoga, or meditate.
For others, sacred spaces can be spiritual - where they find inner peace and strength in prayer or sacred rituals. There is something special about carving out this dedicated sacred area that serves your own needs, whatever they may be.
When these personal motivations for establishing one's sacred realm are clear and honored, it can truly become a haven of solace and comfort during times of stress or crisis.
Designate Your Space
Creating sacred space in your home doesn't need to be a daunting task. In fact, it can be quite simple and easy to do.
First, think about the purpose of your sacred space- is it meant to provide a calming atmosphere or inspiring ideas? Once you've decided on a purpose, choose items that reflect this. It could be as small as scented candles and calming music, or something bigger like a sacred altar setup.
Besides physical items, consider what type of energy to invite into the area such as positive vibes and appreciation for your current blessings.
Regularly spending time in your sacred space can be incredibly beneficial for both mental and physical health as you relax and allow yourself to go within. Designating your own sacred space can help ground you and make sure you take the time to take care of yourself - mind, body, and soul.
Prepare for the Creation of Your Sacred Space
Once you’ve completed these steps, it’s time to start taking action. Creating a sacred space is an important step on the spiritual path. This sacred space is a place of relaxation, contemplation, and harmonious energy.
To prepare for such an experience, start by setting aside a dedicated area in your home for the sacred space. Choose something that speaks to you—it can be anywhere from your bedroom to outdoors in nature.
Once you have selected your sacred space, begin to decorate it with items of significance or sacred symbols. Take time to relax during this process and focus on filling the area with meaningful pieces that bring you peace and joy.
As you arrange these familiar items into the area you have chosen, take deep breaths and set powerful intentions within each object. Prepare yourself for a truly calming experience as you complete your sacred space.
How to Create a Space for Meditation
What if you want to use your new dedicated space for meditating? Creating a dedicated meditation space can provide a sense of calm, serenity, and structure in these trying times.
To begin, find a room or area that promotes relaxation. Fill it with cozy seating and natural light, if possible, then incorporate meditation tools such as meditation pillows and cushions to get comfortable.
Don't forget to play calming ambient sounds such as birds chirping or the sound of running water. Finally, set up reminders of your meditation goals via visuals - some examples include inspirational quotes or nature scenes - to put you in the right mindset for meditation practices.
With the help of these tips, embark on your journey toward finding peace and positivity through meditation.
What Kind of Items to Include in Your Sacred Space
Creating a sacred space is an important ritual for many people who are looking to practice and explore their spirituality. The items that you choose to place in your sacred space can be just as important. You should select items that personally evoke feelings of peace and calm for you or connect you to your faith.
This might include objects like candles and incense, sacred books or holy texts, meaningful photography or artwork, or a bowl to keep sacred items like stones and crystals. Whatever you choose, it should be something meaningful and help you cultivate an environment that is conducive to your spiritual growth.
It’s also important to remember that what you use here can and will change. You don’t need to overthink it, and you can always move things around later. Go with what feels right at this time.
Using the Power of Your Intuition
The power of your intuition can be a sacred space. It's the natural source of information that often leads us in the most positive and beneficial direction. Taking time to get still, close our eyes and connect with our intuition is one way to bring its energy into our daily lives.
But like any connection, practice and time is needed for it to truly blossom and grow. Even if things don't always make sense initially, have faith that using this sacred space will help you make better decisions - for yourself and for those around you.
Bringing it All Together
Once you’ve completed all these steps, you can bring it all together to complete the perfect space for you to live, work, and meditate in. Remember, your space isn’t meant to be stagnant, as said above.
It’s okay – and even recommended – that you bring new things in, move things around, or change them up from time to time, as your intuition calls you to do. You may want to put items you use in a New Moon ritual in your space, like a money bowl. And you can also add items for a Full Moon ritual. You can change it up with each month as you do new rituals.
Some people like to keep their favorite crystals, or certain stones they are currently working with in this space. You may keep Tarot cards or oracle cards here. Again, it’s up to you, and the beauty of it all is that you get to make it what you want it to be.
Benefits of a Sacred Space
A sacred space is an area of reflection and peace from which we can draw strength and comfort. Such sacred spaces may be personal or communal, natural or built – either way, they can offer many benefits. This can be the perfect time to step away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, to focus on your intentions, or to pray or reflect.
Spending time in sacred spaces allows us to contemplate our experiences and reenergize while connecting with the sacred can also imbue us with a sense of awe and perspective. As well as reconnecting spiritually, it's also possible to use sacred spaces to share meaningful moments with family or friends.
Whether you're seeking some inner peace or wishing to make special occasions extra special, sacred spaces will help you achieve your goals. Are you ready to get started?