I want to preface this whole post by saying that the word SACRED has a very different meaning for everyone! For some it may mean religious, for others it may mean spiritual and for many more it could just mean private and personal. It doesn't matter what the definition is as long as it has meaning for YOU!
A "sacred" space should be one where you want to spend your time. It should attract you by it's calm and quiet and keep you in it's serenity. It doesn't matter what you do there.....read, write, meditate, sleep.....the point is that you ARE THERE!
I have friends who have the ability to make every space feel "sacred". No matter what we are doing, they add the special touches that others forget.....Over time I have tried to pinpoint the details that transform these spaces from ordinary to extraordinary and these are the things I came up with:
- Find a space that can be private and feels special to you. This does not mean it has to be a room away from everyone one else....just a space that you can call your own when you need it to be.
- Make it comfortable. No matter what space you are working with (a whole room or a special corner), make sure that you are comfortable. Add some pillows, blankets, furry rugs....whatever makes you want to stay for awhile.
- Surround yourself with your favorite things. We all have favorite books, keepsakes, photos, stones, beads, cards...anything that brings you joy should have a place in your sacred space.
- Scented candles or incense will help create the mood you are looking for. It is said that scent is the sense most closely connected with our memories. You can create a feeling and special moment just with the aroma surrounding you.
- Time. Making a conscious choice to spend time in the space you created will be what really makes it sacred. Make this space yours alone or share it with others on a special occasion but USE IT. The more time you spend in it the stronger the energy will become.
A sacred space can take time to create....just take one step at a time and enjoy the creative process.
I would love to see some photos of what you come up with!