How to Create a Sacred Space in Your Home — Esoteric Aroma•
Posted on January 14 2022
How to create a Sacred Space in your home
For some genuine me-time, when you truly have a chance to self-reflect or meditate in peace, set aside a special area in your home as your sacred space. It doesn’t matter whether you only spend seconds there when you can or enjoy some quality time to relax — what matters is that the sacred space is there for you to use at least once a day. Here are some tips on how to create a sacred space in your home.
- Find the right area
You don’t need a whole room to dedicate to your sacred space, just a tiny space where you can sit quietly. Look for a corner of a room that’s not being used, a windowsill or bookshelf that you can clear, the top of a dresser, a nightstand, or even a closet that you can clear out and use as your sacred space. You may prefer to use a pillow or chair as your special area. In this case, also have a low table or box near you to place your items of meaning.
As this is somewhere for you to reflect and feel calm, it needs to be a quiet area that’s free from distractions. Make sure you’re not disturbed by a phone, the noise from a television, or people entering the room while you’re there. If you don’t have an area that you feel is private enough, consider hanging a curtain or placing a screen around your special corner.
- Choose meaningful objects
Select items that inspire you to place in your sacred space. This can include books, crystals, photographs, incense, oracle cards, and inspirational quotes. Decorate your space so that it’s soothing. Use a cloth underneath your items to soften the look and light some candles or burn incense when you use your sacred space. You may prefer to bathe in the glow of a salt lamp or enjoy the twinkling from some string lights. If you find music soothing, create a playlist especially for your sacred space. You may find the sound of rippling water relaxing so place a tabletop fountain nearby. Include plants or flowers to reflect the balance of nature.
- Cleanse your sacred space
Before using your sacred space, perform a ritual to clear away stagnant or negative energies. A smudging ceremony is a great way to do this. Just let the smoke waft over you and the area before opening a window to let the breeze carry those negative energies away. When you’ve cleansed the area, anoint it as your sacred space using a mantra or by lighting a candle.
Using your sacred space
Now you’ve created this special area in your home, it’s time to start using it. It’s important to use your sacred space every day, even if you’re short on time. If you don’t have the opportunity to relax there for 20 minutes or half an hour, even 10 or 20 seconds a day will suffice. The point of your sacred space is that it provides you with the reminder that you need to take time out – no matter how little – to reflect in private. Even walking past your space gives you comfort as you’re reminded that it’s there for you with all its tranquility when you’re ready.
There are many ways to use your sacred space so choose something that makes you feel most comfortable and is more meaningful for you. Light a candle or burn some incense, read an inspirational book, meditate, or say a prayer.
Here are some tips to keep your space sacred:
- Remove your shoes
Try to get into the habit of removing your shoes before entering your sacred space. It is your sanctuary — a clean and quiet space that’s far removed from the stresses of daily life. Your shoes carry dirt and represent the outside world. By taking them off, you ensure your space is acknowledged as a sacred one.
- Be free from any distractions
Choose a time to use your sacred space when you won’t be interrupted. It’s not conducive to a relaxed atmosphere when the kids are popping in and out asking for help with their homework, for example. Switch off your devices, such as your phone and tablet, and leave them in another room. Distractions from messages and calls are certainly not needed in your sacred space.
- Cleanse the space regularly
Just as you performed a cleansing ritual before you first used your sacred space, it’s important to cleanse the area regularly. This ensures negative energies don’t build up and that positive energy is allowed to flow freely through your space.