We all need a special place that we can escape to, a place that inspires us and reconnects us with our own higher self. A place where we can contemplate life, ask questions, recharge our energy and keep ourselves balanced.
“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.” ~Joseph Campbell
I have created a room that I find beautiful. A small sacred space that soothes my senses each time I walk past it or spend time sitting in it.
I love to sit in space and read, listen to the sounds of nature, do morning yoga and mini meditations. Sometimes I even write.
A sacred space is a place that nurtures you when you spend time doing things that calm and relax you -whether that is reading, sipping tea, sleeping, painting, knitting, reading angel cards and the list goes on.
A sacred space does not have to be some grand room or space, its just a safe and humble space where you can spend time doing what you love. Sacred spaces can be created anywhere, even if it is just a tiny corner in your bedroom. There are no rules to creating your own sacred space. They key is to make it authentically your own space - so really its up to you how you design it.
Why go to all that trouble to create a sacred space?
Having a sacred space of your very own gives you permission to just be. For a short moment in time its where you don’t have to meet anyone else’s needs but your own. Its a safe space that encourages you to nurture yourself and reconnect back with your own true nature.
To be surrounded by the things you find of value and to hear nothing but the sound of your breath - it is here, in this moment, that you feel comfortable to rise strong and become your best. Without the noise, clutter and chaos of the outside world, your sacred space becomes a place where you can hear and feel your own divine wisdom within. Ultimately your sacred space is the one main place you retreat to, to find all the answers and comfort you seek.
What does a sacred space look like?
Personally, I have several different sacred spaces. My sacred spaces uplift me and increase my energy vibration so I chose to create them in places I spend most of my time. Here are examples of my current sacred spaces:
My Bedroom: I have a special little nook in my bedroom, and every time I walk into my bedroom I am drawn to my sacred space. The energy from this sacred corner calls me to come spend time in it whenever I am home. I have personally created the space in my bedroom mainly because of the nurturing energy that radiates from it, I find that it soothes me to sleep at night.
The walls have beautiful pictures on them - one of my favourites is a gentle cow wearing a fresh flower tiara. I have hand-dyed scarves, mala beads, a huge white dream catcher, crystals, some seashells from the cook islands, a book of meditation mantras, plants, a salt lamp, oils and candles. Everything in there is intentional. I also try and put a bunch of fresh flowers in there weekly.
I created it next to a big window, where I am bathed by the gentle light that radiates through in the afternoon. It truly is a serene space.
My Desk: As a creative I make sure my workspace is infused with positive energy and that keeps me in a space of high energy. I like to have lots of plants on my desk or table, an electric oil diffuser with rosemary oil, lots of windows that I can open, plenty of sunlight and occasionally I will put on a little yogic music - usually mantras - while I work.
In a workplace environment, you have to protect your space and set your boundaries otherwise it is all to easy to have your energy and creativity drained from you. I often have on my desk or in my mala necklace crystals for creativity, and energy protection.
My Car: I work from home, so it is very rare that I have to drive. However, every couple of weeks I will make the hour and a half round trip to the bigger town in my region to pick up supplies. I look forward to this alone time in my car as it is a great space to put on an inspiring podcast, talk to my guides and connect with my intuitive voice. On my iPhone I have playlists, classes or audiobooks ready to accompany me on my drive. And then there are also times that I just drive in silence. Silence is one of my favourite luxuries.
My Body: I am not one to wear much jewellery however I do have my daily rituals that I find very sacred. Every morning I body brush before my shower and then cleanse my face and body in coconut oil. I wear one of my hand-made mala beads to remind me of my connection to mother earth. Often my neck is wrapped in a scarf or sarong that is a hand-painted souvenir from one of my travels [when i travel i love to seek out local community art groups and buy scarves]. Everyday I wear oils [usually it is either Tuscan Sun or Sun-Kissed] on my pulse points and make sure I feed my body at least 3 freshly pressed juices a day. I am my very own altar.
If you are thinking of creating your own space, here are some ideas to help get you inspired:
- Choose a room or space that makes you feel good. Take into consideration the lighting, the quietness and how many people walk through it. Will it be a place of solace? If you don't have a whole room to dedicate to your sacred space then choose a corner of a room, or somewhere in your garden. You may even like to put up a bamboo screen to create the feeling of a separate space.
- Keep the room simple and uncluttered. Choose a few items of high energy value that bring you peace and serenity. Some basics would be a meditation pillow, a small table, a few crystals, some oils, a mat and maybe a nice throw rug.
- Add a touch of nature. Mediation is all about connecting with nature and your surrounds. By adding an element of nature, your space becomes infused grounding energy. You can place your favourite plant, a vase of flowers, a jar of shells, a small water feature or whatever else it is that you find beautiful in nature.
- Soothe your senses with music. Music is not necessary however if you live in a noisy city, a piece of soothing music or chants will help bring tranquillity and peace. Alternatively, you can add a small fountain in your meditation room. The gentle trickling sound of water will also make the room soothing and serene.
- Create a beautiful aroma. Adding essential oils help you stay focused and fills your space with beautiful and soothing energies. You can put some incense, aromatic oils or candles with meditative scents in the room. If you use candles, it can be very meditative to just watch the flame flicker.
- Personalise your space. To make your meditation space more personal and tranquil, you can add anything that soothes your soul. You can add bells and chimes, a statue of Buddha, affirmation stones, crystals, beads or any artwork that provides you with immense peace and serenity. You can also get the room painted in your favourite colours.
- Set your intention. It is important to reflect on what your intention is for this space? We can turn an empty room into a sacred space just by having an intention. Pray, connect, ask, and then allow yourself to open up to whatever comes your way.