There is a something inside all, or most, of us that long for a sacred space. Not the kind of place the world knows as holy or divine, like the grounds of Mecca or the ancient temples of Kemet for example. These are not the sacred spaces in which I am referring to. I am more speaking on the sacred spaces within our own homes, what it takes to create yours, and what are the must haves.
What Is A Sacred Space?
We hear the term ‘sacred space’ thrown around all over social media with pictures of candles, crystals and little trinkets that give the photo an overall pleasing and inviting aesthetic, but there are some of us that just aren’t too sure what exactly they are, or how they’re beneficial. So what is a sacred space? Simply put: a space you can go to, to be alone with ones thoughts, emotions, ideas, ancestors, spirit guides and/or the Source. They are great for moments of depression or emotional weakness and are seeking some refuge or guidance. These spaces can be used as places of offerings to your ancestors/spirit guides, a space to perform your prayers/rituals, or a place to go when asking for answers, messages, or confirmations. It’s also great for having a quiet place for reading, journaling, meditating, brainstorming or to simply escape from the noise of your ever so loved family. It can double as a space to be used for manifesting your reality as well. Don’t let the professional looking photographs online discourage you from creating your own space. It can be a corner space in your office, or even in your bedroom. It can be in a little nook in the wall inside your walk-in closet, or the laundry room if it’s big enough. If you have an enclosed patio, that would be a really cool and open area you could personalize and make your own. What matters most is not where your space is or how big it is, but that you have a space to run to. Wherever you decide, just make sure it is a space that can provide quietness. It is important as humans that we learn how to simply be still, and be ok with just Being.
The Must Haves
When we begin to create our space, we tend to feel a bit overwhelmed, if not ignorant, to how to fill this space with ‘sacred’ things. Mainly because we aren’t too sure what makes things “sacred”. Not to worry my loves, I Am here to help. Absolutely anything that connects you with your past lives, ancestors, the elements, your spirit guides, or the Source can be considered sacred. Meaning you can add any personal items that hold special value to you. Outside of some items that are individual and hold personal value, there are a list of must haves for your secede space.
- Comfortable Seating – A part of having your sacred space is for it to be a place of comfort. A place of peace. So your seating is important because you do not want to be distracted by your posture during meditation, journaling, performing rituals or tapping in to communicate with your ancestors.
- Candle – The kind of candle in which you bliss your space with is solely up to you. It can be a pink candle for love and relationships, a black one for protection and banishing, a green one for luck and prosperity or a simple white one. Research and study the meaning of the different colors of candles and what they’re used for. Or you can just use a white one to represent the element fire.
- Incense/Herbs – You want to include some sort of herb or incense to burn. Not only does it represent the element Earth, certain herbs and incense can banish negativity from your aura and increase vibrations of love and joy.
- Element Representation – It is important to display items that represent each element to ensure balance and show gratitude. Earth can be represented by metals, herbs, gemstones, acorns, seeds, or fruits and vegetables. Air can be represented by incense, feathers, animal drawings/art and essential oils. Fire can be represented candles, lamps, dragons, cactus or thorns. And the water element can by represented by a chalice, ankh, mermaids, rainwater, seashells, mirrors, driftwood or seaweed.
- Writing/Reading Material – This space will be where you go if you need time to release through writing or for manifesting through vision boards and written out plans. Make sure to include some reading material that will help you expand your consciousness.
- Pictures or items that your ancestors left and passed down. This strengthens your connections with your past lives and spirit guides.
- Statues – One of the must haves in your sacred space is a representation of your Deity or something that connects you with the Source. Whatever that may be.
- Happy Things – This is a must have because this space is your happy place. This is where you will come when you need a pick me up, and it’s important to have things that remind you to smile.
These are the basic must haves to any sacred space, but these are not the only things that you can include. You are not limited by the amount of items you can add, as long as they are things that bring good vibrations, happy thoughts and brightness to your life. Music, dancing, sound healing… just anything that can help recenter you and bring you back to a place of solace. I hope these tips have helped and please feel free to comment with pictures of your sacred space. Here’s one more of mine:
Light + Love | Rishi Omkara