Joseph Campbell says that your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again. This is why I create one myself. It’s an oasis that brings balance into life and heals and nurtures the mind, body and soul. An uplifting place where you silence the outside world to clear, bless and replenish the spirit so that you can find your true self again, and enter a relaxed yet alert state of mind.
We all have sacred inner beings that need a re-charge and creating a space makes it easier to fill your inner being with love and peace. It’s a place you can trust your own heart, mind and intuition. A time to cleanse yourself of what is no longer serving you and set up an environment for inspiration.
The space can be a corner, an entire room or somewhere outdoors like a garden. Dedicating and establishing an altar within the space makes it personal and symbolizes your intentions. Many people like to include meaningful pictures of the family, good smelling candles, art, photography, flowers, a rosary and or a Buddha. I personally like to play meditation music, light candles, incense and smudge sticks and sit on a comfortable cushion. Anything around your home you find important and inspiring is considered useful in your sacred spot.
Within my personal oasis, I find time to pray, meditate and do yoga. You don’t have to be a yogi or religious to benefit from a personal area which is special and beautiful to you. It’s a place where the busyness stops and we become attentive and mindful of the present moment. According to the Native People, the Sacred Space is the space between exhalation and inhalation. To walk in balance is to have heaven (spiritually) and Earth (physically) in harmony. I believe in just that.
We are responsible for what energy we put into our bodies and what energy we release. We need to nourish ourselves in order to nourish others. Do something for yourself and make a place where you invite your loving spirit to find it’s light and share it with the world.