How to Create a Sacred Space

Coming home at the end of a busy work day, I want to tune into myself. That’s where a sacred space will come in. It’s a space that is dedicated to you and only you. A sacred space encourages balance, relaxation, and your overall mental health. It should be a place that is consistent for you and builds your energy back up from a long day of work or when you’re waking up. There are no rules to how to create your sacred space because you can make it your own. The following are guidelines to help you connect to your higher, divine self!

Designate a space in your home away from distractions or away from where people may see it or be around it. Try not to have it in your bedroom unless it’s your only privacy. Have a small table or night stand table to elevate and store your things. Keep it simple and decluttered, but most of all get creative! If you’re into interior design, think about the mood you want to set. The colors I chose were grey, white, with a pop of yellow to create a mood of sunshine and happiness.

Set the tone by using your senses.

  • Sight – incorporate plants, flowers, trinkets, and pictures that inspire you.
  • Sound – play some tranquil meditation music from your phone or have an instrument. For example: I have a singing bowl which can help achieve a deeper state of relaxation and meditation
  • Touch – Have a soft, plush rug that you can sit on comfortably.
  • Smell – Essential oils are great for aromatherapy using a diffuser.
    • Lavender: promotes calmness and boosts your mood
    • Peppermint oil: Invigorates and promotes focus
    • Eucalyptus oil: cooling energy
    • Tea tree oil: Antimicrobial and immune boosting
    • Lemon oil: Energy and mood boosting
    • Rose Oil: Libido and mood lifting
  • Taste – brew a hot cup of herbal tea
    • Chamomile: Fights anxiety and stress
    • Rooibos: Fights free radicals in skin
    • Peppermint: For gut health
    • Ginger: Helps with a upset stomach
    • Hibiscus: when you feel a cold coming on (loaded with Vitamin C)

Have things that represent all of the elements of life: water, earth, fire, and air.

  • Water – I have abalone shells or shells from the beaches of Hawaii.
  • Air – Burn incense. I suggest to invest in an air purifier to trap those smoke irritants.
  • Earth – Crystals for manifesting different energies. They are also beautiful to look at and hold in your hands. You can also bring in pinecones, twigs, or small rocks.
    • Carnelian: Creativity
    • Selenite: Protection at home and at work
    • Rose Quartz: Romance and self-love
    • Citrine: Abundance
    • Lapis Lazuli: Communication
  • Fire – I have candles for each color. I usually light the color of the candle that represents a part of the chakra that needs to be rebalanced.
    • Red: Root (Career, money, sense of belonging)
    • Orange: Sacral (Sexuality and pleasure)
    • Yellow: Solar Plexus (Confidence and control of our own life)
    • Green: Heart (Romance and self-love)
    • Blue: Throat (Self-expression)
    • Purple: Third Eye (Intuition and sense of purpose and direction in life)
    • Indigo: Crown (Connection to spirituality and the devine)

Miscellaneous items you may want to add:

  • Smudge kits to cleanse your sacred space.
  • Tarot cards that can be used for moon rituals.
  • Journal for your inner thoughts.

Do you have a sacred space already? What other helpful tips do you recommend? We want to hear all about it in the comments!

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