I am fascinated with the power of creating our own sacred spaces as I have written before here.
It is so powerful to witness that first, we shape our spaces and thereafter our spaces shape us. Creating a space for yourself to just be is the best present you can give to yourself. As Joseph Campbell said:
‘Your sacred space is the place where you can find yourself over and over again.’
Sacred space is where one can feel alive
Our sacred spaces are holding space for ourselves, to listen to the deep voice inside us in the journey of being whole again. In that space one can really start to listen and start to see the signs, one can step inside the circle for the inner work and start creation to self-express.
What is sacred? How do you design a sacred space today so that we can connect to ourselves and to the One?
There is a TED talk by Siamak Hariri, an architect who builds a big temple- Bahá’í Temple of South America, with these questions in mind. The video is showing the creative process of him, very inspiring.
In our own houses, while creating our own sacred spaces, we become creative architects to facilitate immersion to our inner selves. Creating sacred space is more than self-care, it is a manifestation about faith in ourselves and something bigger than us. It is about preparing a tunnel entrance for the most adventurous inner journeys.
One can create her own sacred space in her own way
Sacred space is unique to each of us. It can be a corner, a room, a house, the same place for years or just changing continuously. There is no right or wrong answer.
You can see my sacred space design below:
This is quite a new space for me. As the kids are at home now, I needed to adapt my sacred space, where I can really be on my own, so right now I created additional space in our room with my husband. I would prefer to have my own space so that whenever I want to take my place, I could just be there, alone, but for now, this is what I have, a corner in a shared room.
In this space, it is important for me, to have all together with the stuff that I play lately, my books, musical instruments, my vision board, objects that I feel connected and sacred to me.
How we can learn from each other about sacred space creation?
I am imagining inspiring each other by sharing our sacred space details. This can be a photo, a video, some description. I am starting with this little video of mine, what about you?