Sacred space

8A070D84-F06D-4C73-A589-E6883C069E4CThis is my altar. Part of my sacred space. I am fortunate enough to have a whole room dedicated to my spiritual practices. I know not everyone has that luxury. But you can still create sacred space on a smaller scale.

What is sacred space?  It’s an area set off from the mundane aspects of your life. An area where you can preform ritual and pray. An area where you can meditate. An area set aside for your spiritual purposes.

The biggest challenge of course is simply finding the space. What makes a good sacred space?  An area off the beaten path. An area of quiet. Even in a houseful of cats we can all find such a space. It needn’t be large. Just dedicated to a purpose.

Intention makes all the difference in this regard. If you intend a space to be sacred then it is. It’s your mindset that makes all the difference. Deciding to make an area a home to your spiritual practices is half the battle.

It can be as large or as small as your situation allows. Just a table. Even a TV tray will do the trick. Just be certain you can set it aside for sacred purposes.

To prepare a sacred space you may want to do some recaning of the area. Smudging. Incense is a great way to make an area holy. It tells your brain through the power of scent that you have made this choice.

Candles also raise a space above the mundane. A candle or two of the right colors can give you a chance to explore the wonders of a flame. The flame can serve as a focal point for your meditations. Nothing beats time concentrated on a candle flame to alter your state of consciousness.

There are other ways to sanctify a space. Stones make a good addition. They are part of the earth. Grounding. Centering. A good addition to any sacred space.

Of course you can really create sacred space anywhere. Just cast a circle chanting the runes can do it. Again it’s all about intention.

Once a sacred space is created you can do any spiritual work there. Casting the runes. Meditation. Seidr work. Anything you can imagine that brings you out of the world of the ordinary.

One last thing. Keep the space clean. Even if it’s overcrowded keep it clean. It’s difficult to do holy work in dirty surroundings.

And that’s it. With a little creativity and intention you can have a sacred space too!

Author: vitkimusings

A fifty-something Vitki living in the suburbs of Chicago. Follower of the Nordic Path for the last fifteen years. Student of runes for the last 23 years and seidr for the last seven years. Always learning and growing!

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