Dear Viriditas Community,
How do you start your day?
I start my day by making myself a cup of Earl Gray tea with coconut cream and then going into my office and sitting in front of my altar. I light a candle and sip my tea as I slowly and gently begin my prayer and meditation practice. How I look forward each day to this dedicated time in my sacred space. I start by connecting with the God of my understanding, seeking knowledge of the Divine’s will for me and the power to carry that out.
This week I want to share 3 Tips for Creating a Sacred Space with you.
Having a special space in your home that is designated as sacred can help you to take a moment to pause during the day and remember the Divine. This space can be used for prayer, meditation, and reflection.
You want it to warm your heart like a wonderful hug from a loved one. This space is for you… your health… your life.
Here are a few tips to get you started.
1. Find the best location in your home.
Look for a space that is quiet, separate from activity in the house.A place that feels comfortable and protected to you. Where you can relax and not be surprised by someone opening a door or walking up behind you.
Not sure where, as
space is limited in your home? Be creative. Look for a corner not being used. Add a curtain or a screen to make it more protected.
Or maybe there is a bookshelf, windowsill or the top of a dresser you could clear off.
Or how about a small stand or wooden box turned upside down and placed in a quiet place?
2. Make it comfortable and nurturing.
Take a closer look and see what is around your new space.. Consider how these will support you or maybe distract you.
Having a nearby chair or a special pillow to sit on just for your sacred space will help you to be able to feel comfortable and to relax within the space.
What lighting would you like? A lamp nearby that emits warm light or just the light of a candle? Maybe the natural light that shines in a window nearby?
This is a healing space to nurture you and your body-spirit connection. Be sure it’s a space where you can come to calm and center. Where you can step away from the rest of the world into quiet solitude.
3. Ensoul the space with meaning and beauty.
Look around your home for items to add to your sacred space. They don’t have to be elaborate or expensive. Look for things that are meaningful to you.
Maybe a cloth to bring color to your space? Then some special items placed on it.
Things from the natural world such as a plant, stones, or a feather may be important pieces for grounding and connection.
What else do you want to include? Consider:
- a candle with matches
- a diffuser for essential oils
- a meaningful poem or verse
- a small statue of a god or goddess that is important to you
- a photo of inspiration
Arrange all of your special pieces with beauty in your sacred space.
Looking for more ideas of special items? How about these?
- a crystal
- prayer or mala beads
- inspirational or devotional books
- a vision board
- a photo of a spiritual teacher, mentor or beloved ancestor
Once your sacred space is ready, you can begin using it for deep breathing, meditation, and reflection. Connecting to the Divine within will bring you a sense of peace and harmony. You’ll find yourself calmer, happier, and ready to enter back into your daily life with ease.
For those of you who already have a sacred space, give it a little TLC this week. If you don’t have a sacred space yet, I encourage you to make one this week. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Start with a simple candle and a copy of your favorite poem. Your space will grow with you over time.
Finally, I invite you to share a photo of your sacred space with me. Let’s inspire each other!