A sacred space is a place where you can go to be alone with your thoughts. In today’s world, most people have very little time for themselves, and many find it difficult to find quality alone time. Creating a sacred space for yourself may help you recharge your batteries when life gets too hectic or stressful.
by David Stone
Assorted Ideas, Large & Small
Creating and using a sacred space does not require a lot of money. You may find that whatever time and effort you put into creating it will be returned to you in the form of less stress and more peace of mind.
Finding your sacred space means going through a process of personal reflection. You need to figure out what makes you happy and what helps you feel at peace with yourself. When you feel at peace with yourself, you can focus on the things that are most important to you.
Creating a sacred space for yourself requires self-awareness and the ability to set boundaries between what is private and public in your life. You need to know when to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’, accept responsibility for your choices, and maintain a positive relationship with yourself.
Creating a sacred space means finding a balance between what is important to you and what makes you feel happy. It cannot be created overnight, nor can it be purchased in stores. The more effort you put into creating it, the better the results will be on your well-being.
Key Points in Creating a Sacred Space for Yourself
Knowledge of self and spirituality:
You need to know yourself well enough to determine what makes you happy and what will make you feel good about yourself. You also need to know when your boundaries are being crossed and be willing to set them.
Sacred space requires that you take the time for yourself when you need it. It means getting enough sleep at night, eating healthy meals and saying ‘no’ to things that do not contribute to your well-being.
Positive relationship with yourself:
Creating a sacred space for yourself requires self-love. It means finding pleasure in life’s little moments and having the confidence to know better than to allow yourself to be dragged down by difficult people.
Awareness of others:
Sacred space also requires that you respect other people’s ability to maintain their own sacred spaces and not interfere with them without permission. It means allowing them the opportunity to recharge and be happy, even if it is not possible for you.
The key tools you need to create a sacred space for yourself include:
- A quiet, private place with minimal distractions. You could transform a spare room into your personal sanctuary or find a corner in an already cluttered room. It should be easy to wash and well-ventilated.
- Objects that have symbolic meaning for you, regardless of what they are. It could be souvenirs from past trips or photos of loved ones. Anything that helps you connect to your roots and motivates you to be happy is good.
- A scented candle provides the space with a pleasant aroma. Make sure it does not cause an allergic reaction when burned.
Creating your sacred space for yourself will require time, patience and personal investment. It is an ongoing process that improves with age. Like wine, it takes time to mature before it can be called vintage.
When you need some peace, take advantage of your sacred space. Remove yourself from the world around you and go there for as long as necessary. Allow yourself to enjoy the things that bring you happiness and find ways to re-energize yourself.
And don’t forget: your sacred space is for you and nobody else, so enjoy it!
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