what even is a sacred space?
Updated: Mar 18, 2020
Simply put, a sacred space is somewhere you can be and express yourself – creatively, spiritually, or physically. It doesn’t have to be big, and it doesn’t have to be small. It’s a corner of a room, it’s a desk, it’s a pocket altar, it’s your living room when you’re dancing at midnight.
HOW DO YOU CREATE A SACRED SPACE?
A sacred space is personal. So think of activities you find sacred – meditation, reading, yoga, drawing, painting - and create a space that is dedicated to those practices. Fill it with objects that support and grow these practices. Fill it with things you love.
Perhaps you want a reading nook. Sometimes, thrifting a comfy chair and sitting in the corner of the room, placing your favorite books and a plant beside it, is all you need to create a space. A desk you love with all your most well-loved tools easily accessible is all it takes to create an art space.
A sacred space isn’t about the objects you buy for the space, but rather the intention behind it. It also isn’t about dedicating a whole room to it.
Maybe creating a sacred space to you is rearranging the living room furniture so it’s easier to roll out your yoga mat and practice without feeling cramped.
A sacred space is created through energy – the personal energy you put into it.
Different crystals, candles, and incenses can help amplify your energy and your intentions, however. Filling an art space with amethyst and citrine can aid in manifesting creative vibrations to help bring your inner thoughts into physical reality. Glowing candles can set the atmosphere. Lavender incense or oil can clear the air and relax you.
But again, it’s all about you. It’s about what you need and want a sacred space for, and creating an environment you love for that activity.
Next week, we’ll talk about clearing and setting intentions for your sacred space.