Have you ever felt like a certain space or area gives you an overwhelming feeling of clarity, love, or peace? These spaces feel invigorating and suddenly you feel you have the kind of energy you want to give to the world. This might be your sacred space.
For me, this space is my outside office/corner. It’s a place where I have all of my favorite things; books, crystals, the Bible, flowers, plants, candles, and access to technology. It’s a space where I am free to connect with myself and bring about moments of joy. Your sacred space may look different, because what brings you joy may be completely unlike what brings me joy.
Which brings me to my next point. Sacred spaces are often labeled and described as meditation corners or altars, but I don’t like to view things in a singular or prescriptive way. We don’t have to be bound to a certain area/space to feel like we are at our highest self. We also don’t have to be bound to a formula for joy and energy. For example, although I have a dedicated space in my home for myself, I also find the beach and other bodies of water to be a space in which I feel most connected to myself and God. For you this might be a local trail, a dance class, a family member’s home, or even your office. The key here is your mind and your body.
Begin with a grateful mind; grateful to be in that moment, grateful for your favorite things and/or people. Then let your body tell you how you feel; healthy, strong, free. And maybe these feelings aren’t always positive; you could be feeling defeated, tired, sad, anxious; but these spaces allow you to feel those emotions in their entirety and will give you the power to move forward with new insight.