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Creating A Sacred Space

Creating A Sacred Space

Your sacred space should be a reflection of your spirit. A place where you go to connect with yourself and your spirit. Your sacred space should serve as the place where you leave behind the chaos of the world and go inward to heal and restore the mind-body-spirit.

You don’t need a spare room or a large area to create that perfect spot. Creating a sacred space is just about dedicating a specific area where you can go to quiet your mind and nourish your spirit.

For some people, that can mean creating a sacred altar, for others it might be a meditation pillow in a peaceful area of your home. This place can be indoors, or it could be a spot outside that feels tranquil to you.

Over time, as you go to your sacred place to pray, meditate, and perform your daily rituals, there’s an energy that builds up. This energy will begin to trigger your mind so that you begin to feel soothed the moment you enter that space because it subconsciously recognizes it as a space of serenity.

Any relics, crystals, or sacred objects that you place in this space will also hold that energy for you and anytime you return to that spot, you will begin to feel your mind, body, and spirit connect. This sacred space will allow you the opportunity to communicate with your higher self.

It’s a good idea to keep your space simple. Your life may be chaotic on the outside, so you want your sacred space to be quiet and peaceful.

Once you’ve selected where your sacred space will be, gather items that that make you feel calm and relaxed. For example:

  • Candles and/or incense (you can use essential oils if smoke bothers you).
  • Icons, relics, or small statues.
  • Mala or prayer beads.
  • Spiritual or inspirational books.
  • A journal and a pen (very important).
  • Beautiful music.
  • Anything that has special meaning to you. 

To create your own alter, cover a small table, tray, or shelf with an alter cloth or scarf, then place your special items on the table. Like in the image above.

Other items to place in your sacred space are:

  • A yoga or meditation mat.
  • A pillow or ‘Zafu’.
  • A meditation shawl or soft blanket.

Once you have everything in place, you will need to cleanse and purify the area using any of the following methods:

  • Smudging: burn Palo Santo, sage, sweetgrass, or other herbs and blow the smoke into the corners of your sacred space.
  • Spritz the area with a Clearing spray (mix water with a little witch hazel and a few drops of essential oils).
  • Wave a Selenite wand around the area.
  • Use a tuning fork or sound bowl.
  • If you’re a Level II or higher Reiki Practitioner, use the Sacred Power Symbol.

Finally, you are ready to settle in and enjoy your personal sacred space.

Create a Practice

Reflect on your faith, the Earth, the Universe, whatever makes you happy. This will connect you with your highest vibration. Your highest vibration may be associated with a religious or spiritual belief, God, or simply a divine power that’s greater than you. You decide what to call it.

For some people, that practice is prayer. For others, it’s a meditation. And for some, that may be a crystal ritual. Break out those mantras, breath-work, and whatever practice you need to get into your highest state. It’s okay if you need to experiment around with these things. This is a space of learning, expansion, and freedom.

So now that you know how to create a sacred space, it’s now your turn to create your own! Use your space as a way to connect with yourself and get creative. You are the most important person, and you have to take care of yourself. Make it personal, make it comfy. Make it a spot you never want to leave!

 by:  Rachel Montes

Rachel is a Crystal Healing Therapist and Reiki Master at Collective Alchemists.  To make an appointment with her, call (971) 732-4676.