The first step in creating a sacred space is to find the right place.
Creating a sacred space for yourself is an important part of self-care and can be incredibly beneficial for your mental and physical health. A sacred space can be anything from a corner of your bedroom to an entire room in your home. It's a place where you can relax, unwind, and reconnect with yourself and the world around you. Reconnecting with yourself is critical to getting to know yourself, understanding your patterns and exploring the feelings that you have. Making sure that you are intentional about doing that in a location that feels safe for you, and that you hold sacred, ensures that you are in an optimal setting for that deep level of exploration. While, the most important factor to creating sacred space is intention and the energy that you bring into any practice, here are some tips on how to create a sacred space that will bring peace and joy into your life.
Choose the Right Place
The first step in creating a sacred space is to find the right place. This could be anywhere from a corner of your bedroom to an entire room in your house. Consider what brings you comfort—do you like natural light or dim lighting? Do you prefer something cozy or something spacious? Think about these questions as you choose the perfect spot for your sacred space.
If you find that you are short on options for a space, whether it’s because you live in a smaller or shared space, consider where in your home feels good to you. Your sacred space can be as simple as your bed. Just make sure that when you are using the location as your sacred space, that you are intentional about how it feels to you at the moment you are using it. For example, using your bed as a sacred space may not actually serve your intentions if it is filled with laundry or you do not feel comfortable on it.
Bring Important Items
Once you've chosen the right spot for your sacred space, choose items to add to the space that will support you in fulfilling your intentions there. Choose items that make you feel peaceful and content—think about colors, fabrics, textures, plants, candles, crystals, etc. You don't have to spend a lot of money; just pick things that bring joy and relaxation into your life.
If you are using a location in your home that is typically designated for something else, consider what you may need to do so that it can serve a dual purpose. If the colors don’t bring relaxation or allow for the intentions you have for your sacred space, maybe you can shift the colors. Maybe light blocking or noise canceling curtains. Maybe all you need are headphones and some sound music. Think about your intention for the space and identify what would make fulfilling that intention possible in the space and then add those elements.
The idea is to create simple but meaningful habits that will help center and ground yourself in this special place.
Your rituals are any set of practices that you engage in to support you in connecting to yourself. These could include meditation, yoga, journaling, prayer, etc.—whatever works best for you. The idea is to create simple but meaningful habits that will help center and ground yourself in this special place. You may want to add music or incense as well.
Creating a sacred space is an important part of self-care and can benefit mind, body and spirit. Here I focused on creating sacred space for greater inner connection. However, your sacred space can be used for anything that aligns for you, even just to sit and zone out. So, think about what you can use a sacred space for, think about where you’d like it and what you’d add to it and then create it.