Creating sacred space can be as simple as lighting a candle or as elaborate as building a church. Below are a few guidelines.
The boundaries/filter settings for your container are important. Creating sacred space is not an all call for any spiritual being to engage with you. Be specific about who you are including.
Honor through acknowledgment the space you are already in - your home, your land, and your community. Whenever we create portals or connections to the unseen realms we affect what is happening in our own reality and all that is connected to it. It is respectful to acknowledge that you are making a shift and to be clear about the intentions of that shift. I give a simple example below.
Light a candle (optional)
Sit or lay down with intention. Let your room know you are going to create sacred space to connect with the spiritual realms.
Feel your body. Feel the weight of your bones in your body. Feel your muscles and organs heavy in your body. Feel your brain and your eyes. Feel the palms of your hands and the bottoms of your feet. Feel your breath.
Say out loud who you are and what you are doing. “My name is ______. I ask that my compassionate, benevolent guides create a healing container for me and my body that is the perfect space for the healing I am asking for. Only those spirits, energies, and beings that are as great as self or greater are allowed in this space. Only those spirits, energies, and beings that have my most compassionate benevolent outcome in mind are allowed in this space. I am grateful to the spirits of my home and the spirits of this land that allow me to do this work in their midst. As I heal myself I heal my home, I heal my land, and I heal my community.”
You might like to build an altar for the sacred space you are creating. Gather items that represent the energy you wish to conjure and that feel supportive. Ex: Rocks, crystals, herbs, and other items that have healing properties; representations of the spirits you work with or would like to work with; a picture of yourself for the spirits to tend to (a smiling, happy, and healthy picture); a piece of paper with your intentions written on it.
Literally any item can be worked with as an altar item. The energy you assign to the item gives it its power. There are some items that carry specific frequencies that I like to work with. Here are a few that I use. Obsidian for grounding and protection; selenite for grounding and clearing; black tourmaline for clearing; double terminated tibetan black quartz crystal for psychic protection; amethyst for purging grief; blue calcite for compassion, rose quartz for unconditional love; quartz crystal programmed for your specific intention; lavender; cedar; juniper. These are items that feel nurturing and supportive to me. You may find different items that work in the same way for you as these items work for me.
Closing Sacred Space: Say out loud: “I bring this healing/meditation/ceremony to a close. I thank all the energies that worked with me to build this container. I am grateful for the help and assistance of the spirits. I send all of these spirits back to where they belong, to wherever home is. I release all those spirits who gathered to bear witness to this work or who came out of curiosity. I remove myself from this container and I close it. For all this good work, I say thank you.”
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