How to Create Your Sacred Space
I want to preface this whole post by saying that the word SACRED has a very different meaning for everyone! For some it may mean religious, for others it may mean spiritual and for many more it could just mean private and personal. It doesn’t matter what the definition is as long as it has meaning for YOU!
A “sacred” space should be one where you want to spend your time. It should attract you by it’s calm and quiet and keep you in it’s serenity. It doesn’t matter what you do there…..read, write, meditate, sleep…..the point is that YOU ARE THERE!
I have friends who have the ability to make every space feel “sacred”. No matter what we are doing, they add the special touches that others forget.
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Over time I have tried to pinpoint the details that transform these spaces from ordinary to extraordinary and these are the things I came up with:
1. Choose Your Space.
Find a space that can be private and feels special to you. This does not mean it has to be a room away from everyone one else….just a space that you can call your own when you need it to be.
Everyone is so different. One person may feel most comfortable in a light-filled room, where someone else may love the nesting feeling of a dark space. Be true to you and make sure to use your emotions as a guide.
2. Make It Comfortable.
No matter what space you are working with (a whole room or a special corner), make sure that you are comfortable. Add some pillows, blankets, furry rugs….whatever makes you want to stay for awhile.
One of my clients loves her ‘writing corner’ – she has assembled all kinds of things that make her feel inspired and in the ‘zone’ to be of service.
3. Add Your Favorite things.
Surround yourself with your favorite things. We all have favorite books, keepsakes, photos, stones, beads, cards…anything that brings you joy should have a place in your sacred space.
Assemble items that make you happy, centered and help to inspire and rejuvenate you.
4. Candles or Incense.
Scented candles or incense will help create the mood you are looking for. It is said that scent is the sense most closely connected with our memories. You can create a feeling and special moment just with the aroma surrounding you.
My newest obsession are Essential Oils and my diffuser. I use it almost every day, and can change the oils to change the mood. I completely LOVE it.
5. Spend Your Time There.
Time. Making a conscious choice to spend time in the space you created will be what really makes it sacred. Make this space yours alone or share it with others on a special occasion but USE IT. The more time you spend in it the stronger the energy will become.
Sometimes it’s essential to actually schedule some time into your day to simply be in the space and breathe. How much time will depend on your feelings and what’s on your agenda. But, reserving some time daily in the beginning or end of each day will help you create a routine and ritual for your sacred space.
A sacred space can take time to create….just take one step at a time and enjoy the creative process.
Please share your thoughts and comments
Where do you go for “me” time? What do you consider to be your sacred space? How do you make it feel special to you? Please let us know in the comment box below – we would love to hear from you!
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Tracey Shadley, owner of Organize A-Z, has been helping people organize their living and work spaces for over two decades. Tracey is a professional closet designer (a background with California Closets) and specializes in creating custom storage solutions for any space. She listens carefully to what you want, need, expect and dream of and creates a customized solution as unique as you are. Tracey’s goal is to create systems and surroundings to help you live a more productive, effective and peaceful lifestyle.