For the last two years or so, I have been living in a very transient way. My job had me placed over three and a half hours away from my loved ones and I was in a constant search for a new job closer to them. Because of this, I never really set up a solid, permanant space for me to do my spiritual work and meditations. I had a few different places around the apartment that I would do my candle work, readings and meditation but nothing that I would call “my sacred space”. Don’t get me wrong, any time I entered into these areas to do my work I cleared the energy and created my protective shields. But once I was done, the spaces went back to what they were.
This was something I really wanted to change after my move to Chicago. Now that I was in a more permanant living space, I wanted to create a more permanant sacred space as well. I spent a lot of time this past weekend unpacking and organizing. Part of this time was spent figuring out how I wanted my space to look. It needed to be functional yet unobtrusive as I would still be sharing the space to a degree.
For me, a sacred space is as much a physical place as it is a mental conception. It is a place where I feel safe and secure opening up to the messages and information that Spirit has to share with me without fear of pollution or negativity. It is also a place that it aesthetically pleasing and makes me feel at home. When I was looking around at the room, I noticed a stain on the floor by the east wall that was in the shape of the traditional goddess symbol and decided that was reason enough to set up my space there. I took a small end table with drawers and placed all of my Tarot and candle supplies in there and covered it with my altar cloth. A few candles, my statue of Quan Yin and a few other small items and I was almost set up. The last step for my space was to place pictures of those that I care the most about directly above it so that they can benefit from any light and love that is created in my space.
As I sit and meditate in my new space, I am pleased and amazed at the energy that is there. It’s not a huge area by any means and nothing grand or elaborate. But it is my space and I believe it will be a center of great healing and wisdom for me.