Sacred spaces! Just the term brings such a sense of peace when I hear it, do you agree?
I have been pondering areas to place a sacred space in my home since the beginning of the year. This space would be a place to meditate, pray, read and create. It would be a place to create in my transformational journal, a place to contemplate new blogs and ideas, a place solely for me.
I was having trouble finding a spot for my sacred space. It couldn’t be downstairs
– too many dogs and kids running about.
Our downstairs is where we live, it’s not conducive to quiet meditation…and that’s how it should be!
But upstairs, I had two spaces – either in my bedroom or in my office. One blog that I read said have your sacred space as the thing you first see upon awakening. I have a corner of my bedroom readily available and I could implement a sacred space there. Or, I already had a bit of space in my office – all it needed was a few finishing touches. I couldn't see it when I awake; however, it's the quietest spot in the house.
So the office was the spot I chose. The problem is what to do with my computer/printer, etc. I don’t want to look at or think about work while I am meditating, right? Well, it’s simple. Close the lid on the laptop and cover it up. Or block it off with a screen. So now, from my sacred space, I see the things I love: pictures of my kids, their art work from days gone by, a view of trees and sky and my books.
In my sacred space I placed lucky bamboo to have something living. Incense, a plaque from my daughter, my journal, flowers, pictures and poems I love, and more books surround my space. A comfortable chair and a sheepskin rug complete the space. Here is where I can go to just be, where I can open up to the universe and clear my mind of nonsense.
Do you have a sacred space in your home that you can visit when your soul calls out? If not,
what’s stopping you?