For many people who follow earth- and nature-based religions, there is a true sense of magic in the use of sacred space. A sacred space is one between the worlds, a spot that is not just a physical place, but one that exists on the spiritual plane as well. It may help you in your magical and spiritual practice if you learn how to create a sacred space for yourself – and this can happen either by creating a temporary space on an as-needed basis, or a permanent one that remains in place all the time.
Creating A Sacred Space
First, find a space to use on a regular basis for “your” space. Doing this, conditions your mind to become familiar and therefore feel relaxed once you are in the space, as it allows you to ascend. In time, just sitting in your space will immediately relax you, always feeling warm, welcoming and comforting.
An outdoor sacred space can be amazing and powerful – but be sure to consider things like traffic and environment. If you live in a climate that has changing seasons, you may not be able to use your space during inclement weather. Your outdoor space may work well sometimes, but not all year long – so have a backup plan in place.
Your space can be a small area where you can sit with your eyes closed for at least a few minutes each day. Choose a clean, quiet place away from all distractions where you can sit on a chair or on the floor. If you use a chair, choose one that allows you to keep your back as straight as possible. If you sit on the floor, you may want to lean your back against something so that you can keep it straight.
Second, whatever area you choose to use, you first want to cleanse and clear that space.
For many people, the simple ritualized act of cleansing can be a perfect way to create a sacred space. You can take a room that gets everyday usage, and by ritually cleansing it, turn it into a place of magic and tranquility. Space clearing can be done on a physical level by decluttering your surroundings. It can also be done on a metaphysical level with such tools as Candles, Salts, Crystals, Incense , Oils or Smudging to ritually cleanse the space prior to use, and you’ll find it makes a big difference in the feel of the place.
Our special candles are a safe and effective way to clear and cleanse any space of negative energy. Candles are self objects. An object that is a reflection of our self. Energy in itself, is the vital source, which radiates from everything and everyone around us. When we are ill, emotionally upset, angered or imbalanced, our moods and of course, our energy is altered. Coming in contact with energy that is negative can often be sensed, even felt. The result is often a feeling of uneasiness, confusion or an opposed feeling to our current state of mind. Cleansing your space with a candle is a way to use both fire and scent to clear a room.
With any cleansing, whether it be with candles, salts, crystals, incense, oils or smudging can be done by first stating your intention. Why are you cleansing this space?
Adding herbs or essential oils to clearing can give an added bonus to cleansing. Herbs such as lavender, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme, and rosemary are all good compliments. When using herbs, massage some essential oil on the candle, then rub the herbs on the candle. Light your candle and you can either walk around your space with it, clearing out the corners or place the candle in a holder and allow it to slowly penetrate the room.
Third, for a few days just sit quietly in your space for five to ten minutes. This will help establish your energy.
Forth, before you sit, consider using the following “tools” to help increase your intention for the space.
a.) You may light a candle or some incense, if you like. Eventually, lighting the candle or incense will signal your brain that it’s time for “sacred time”.
b.) Place in your space only items you absolutely love unconditionally. Do not place it there just because you think it belongs there. These “tools” should be items that empower you, give you strength, energy and allow you to feel good.
c.) Add your most special crystals into your space. You can create a border with them or design an area or “cluster” just for them.
d.) Remember, this is a living, breathing space, so any items that served you this day, may not serve you tomorrow. So feel free to bring into your space different items (or tools) that work for your that day.
e.) Now, sprinkle with intention. Intention is a tool that can be used to bring about change. With clear intent, we formulate a greater deliberateness in order to achieve the end result.
The Map of Intention
When you break down the process of what true intention really is, you will find a process that unfolds before you. By applying this process, you create your intention. Here is how you map out your intentions:
Your reason behind your intention is purpose. Having a purpose infers a more determined path.
Design Your Intent:
This suggests a more careful, laid out and calculated plan of action. What, when, why where, how.
Improve Your Aim:
By improving your aim, you add to your implications or target effort directed toward attaining your intention.
Gain Your Objective: Create a clear objective by aiming for something tangible and immediately attainable.
Reach Your Goal:
The goal is the result of your intention, put into action and attaining it by thought out effort and un-waiving focus.
You have now created your sacred space. Bring to it what you want. Use it for what it is and allow it to remain sacred.