by Gisela Lopez, shamanic medicine and natural health
practitioner at the Well Garden.
What’s interesting about sacred spaces is that they exist all over the world. For some people, their chosen area of worship is their sacred space. Others find being out in nature provides sacred space, such as sitting and listening to the ocean’s waves or finding solitude in the woods or their garden.
I have been using sacred space as a self-help tool for many years to help me keep focus on my life path and help me cope with the up & downs of modern living. It allows me to create space for my relationship with myself. Finding a special place that allows me time to relax, reflect, and experience tranquillity, is vital for my self-care and wellness routines.
I invite you to do the same and to create a sacred space in your home where you can connect daily to a calming and nurturing retreat for your inner life. Our inner life needs just as much care and attention when it comes to creating comfort in our living spaces.
There are various ways you can connect with your inner self – it can be through meditation, self-reflection, journaling, yoga or prayer to name a few. Your sacred space should also be designed to inspire you in some way and allow you to self-reflect about what you need to accomplish.
There are also health benefits that are associated with creating sacred spaces in the home. Calming the mind and relaxing is an integral part of healing your body, especially when dealing with stressful situations. Also, taking time to self-reflect can help make your mind, body, and spirit stronger. You’ll be able to develop more resilience by using sacred spaces in your home. That means better overall mental and physical health.
The beauty of creating space for the sacred in your home is that you’re open to experiment and find what resonates with you personally and what speaks to your heart.
It’s also a good idea to pick an area in your home with a lot of natural light for your sacred space. Natural light coming through windows makes people have a stronger sense of well-being and helps the body stay aligned with circadian rhythms, which help regulate your energy levels when you need to be awake during the day and asleep at night.
Steps for creating a sacred space in your home:
- Designate an area
- Get creative
- Set a tone for your sacred space
- Include items that have personal meaning
- Create a routine or ritual for using your sacred space
Keep in mind that there is no right or wrong way to make a sacred space in your house as long as you focus on what inspires you and objects that will motivate you to self-reflect daily.
I create sacred space by clearing the energy and setting positive intentions in all rooms and studios that I use for my consultations and workshops. You can find out more about me on my website www.giselalopez.com or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org