How many of you have a designated sacred space?
Maybe a spiritual altar or a meditation nook?
I’ve had what I call a soul altar for years now. I realized early in my spiritual journey that I not only wanted but needed a sacred space that I could go to when I wanted to disconnect from the daily hustle and bustle, ground into my body and experience, and do all the soulful things.
Our space really does affect us.
I was chatting about this to my soulmatebff (and partner in crime in screenwriting and here at TSC) Jess the other day. I was telling her how I had a parade of workers in and out of my apartment for a few days to do some electrical upgrades and how it was taking so much more of a toll on me than I expected.
It wasn’t just the noise and inconvenience (and dust and dirt, oh god, the dust and dirt!), it was having a number of strangers in my space, moving things around, knocking holes in the walls and ceilings, and infusing my usually zen and flowy space with their energy.
My friend shared her own experience with having her sacred space disrupted. She’s enduring some home renovations at the moment, and her usual space for all things relaxation and divine connection was cluttered with tools, supplies, etc., and it was really disrupting her flow and routine (and mental energy!).
This is why people get so into things like feng shui or the Marie Kondo method. We start to realize how this stuff affects us and the change and liberation we can experience if we do something about it.
For me, it took a few years to get my sacred space just right. It used to just be a chair for meditation. Then I got some shelves and did a floor-based altar that caught my eye on Pinterest and wound up being uncomfortable and lacked functionality.
Now I have a spacious desktop altar, with space for my salt lamp, candles, and other spiritual totems AND, most importantly, plenty of space for me to do card spreads and journal. I still have my chair for meditation, right next to my altar – basically half of my bedroom is my zen den, and I love it. It’s my favorite spot in my apartment 🙂
Sooo if you don’t yet have a sacred space – I encourage you to create one. Not only will it be fun to design and set up (especially if you’re an interior design nerd like me), but it will give you that little safe haven that you can escape to when you need to turn off the outside world and take the time and space to go inwards.