Creating a Sacred Space
Something I’ve learned along my spiritual journey is the importance of creating a sacred space where you can connect with yourself and spirit and perform daily practices, like card pulls, journaling, and meditation.
Our environment is so integral to our energy and can truly impact how we feel at any given moment.
Why do you think the Marie Kondo “spark joy” decluttering method is so trendy right now? Everything is energy. When we’re surrounded by clutter, we’re surrounded by chaotic, draining energy. When things are tidy, organized, and pleasant to look at, we feel calm and inspired.
For me personally, creating my sacred space was a double win – 1) Because it was so important to me to have a dedicated spiritual space to focus and connect, and 2) Because I’ve always been an interior design nerd and I LOVE decorating, and shopping to decorate 😉
My sacred space is set up in my bedroom, and it consists of a desk that I use for my altar space, shelves with all of my spiritual tools, supplies, and books, and a comfy armchair that I only use for meditation, channeling, or journaling. I often call my sacred space my soul altar. It’s literally my favorite part of my apartment 🙂
I love bright colors, so my bedroom in general is colorful and bold, with coral walls and teal accents. My sacred space is also very colorful – I have a coral and teal shawl that I use as a runner for my desk, a piece of chakra artwork that highlights the 7 bright chakra colors, and resin art that looks like the ocean and the galaxy that hangs above my desk.
Every single item that makes up my sacred space is near and dear to me. Here’s a rundown of some of the spiritual artifacts that make up my soul altar:
Oracle & tarot cards: I keep my card decks on the shelves in my sacred space, and I also keep out my monthly and weekly card spreads on my desktop to refer back to. To learn about my favorite card decks, check out this post!
Candles: I use candles during meditation, channeling, and journaling. I usually light them when I am pulling cards, too. Candle colors can be important, as each color has a specific meaning or intent. I’ll make a separate blog post about that in the future.
Crystals, rocks, & shells: I have a ton of healing crystals and books that go into crystals at length. I’ll work with different crystals depending on how I’m feeling or what my intention is in the moment. I also have various rocks, stones, and sea shells that I’ve collected while traveling over the years. These pieces come from California, which is my desired locale (and I hope to move there soon!), Maine, and Assateague Island, to name a few. Sometimes when I travel, particularly when I’m out in nature or at a beach setting, I can just feel the impact it has on my soul. I like to pick up little tokens from those places to commemorate those moments.
Spiritual books: Some of the spiritual books living in my sacred space are The Magic, The Four Agreements, Big Magic, and The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings among many others. I also keep my soul journal (and past soul journals) stashed in this area.
Wind chimes: I find the sound of wind chimes beautiful and haunting. Since I live in an apartment and don’t have dedicated outdoor space, I wanted to buy a tabletop wind chime for my altar.
Lotus photo: The lotus is very significant to me. The thought of rising from the mud to bloom into something beautiful is not only poetic but similar to how I view myself and my own spiritual journey. The lotus also represents enlightenment, which I’m constantly seeking. I even have a lotus tattoo!
Mala beads: I often joke with my friends that I’m a bit of a mala whore lol. I have quite the mala beads connection, but different strands invoke different feelings/intentions for me, and I love having them all hang in my sacred space.
Himalayan salt lamp: For allll the zen vibes. I have three of these lamps throughout my apartment, and they are a quick and easy way to shift the energy and vibrations in your space.
Quote card: It reads, “Perhaps the stars in the sky are loved ones letting us know they are near by guiding us through the night.” This combines two of my favorite things: stars and something that makes me think of my gram, who passed a number of years ago.
I love my sacred space. Just looking at it, or even thinking about it can shift my energy into a more calm, zen state. Talk about magic 😉
I’d love to know – do you have your own sacred space? If so, what’s in it? And if not, are you feeling called to create one? Drop a comment a let me know!