Tuesday Tip: Sacred Space.
I love a tip that requires no money, no running to make an impulse purchase; this tip you can do right now, in your own home and spend zero dollars. I promise you already have the ingredients in your possession.
Today you will create your own sacred space. Sometimes, as busy women we don’t have anything that is ours, everything we own is fair game for others to “borrow". The people we love most, touch everything; our phone, our lip gloss, our every possession is shared. Some days it just becomes so draining not to have one small treasure that is just ours.
That is how my sacred space was born.
Now your sacred space can be as large or as small as you would like. If you are lucky you have more than one spot in your home, depending on your mood. This is the spot where you curl up and pray, reflect, and recharge.
For some, your sacred space may just be a simple candle. Any candle will do; sometimes it’s on the back of the toilet where you shut off the lights and close the bathroom door for silence, prayer and meditation. Some of us may be lucky to have a whole room.
Maybe it’s that little spot in the park that you head to all alone for lunch. That could be your space. In the summer, mine is outside on my screen porch, I have a beautiful fountain, a gift from my in-laws that creates such peace, you can’t help but sit and find the divine.
The space may be some small treasures on a tray that you carry from place to place. Outside on a beautiful day or next to your bed on a day that has you resting. You can keep this beautiful collection on your coffee or kitchen table.
I think the basics include; a candle, an object from nature (orchid, dish of water, feather, stone, sand, sea shell) and some object that grounds you. For Catholics, we have our religious objects; a rosary, statue or icon. Other faiths have prayer beads, or book of blessings. Perhaps a journal to write your thoughts, before or after. You will also need your holy book or the reading you want to meditate on.
These are just suggestions, you will build your own space, and what works to center me may make you crazy. That is so fine, focus and find the objects that matter to you .
I find that most often my objects are gifts from the women I love most. For instance, a dear friend just sent me a rosary from the Church of the Holy Seplicur, from her recent trip to Israel. How amazing, my dear Jewish friend, sent her fav Catholic girl a rosary. Fantastic! That is on my desk right now, creating a sacred work space, with my candle and some roses. All gifts from the amazing women in my life.
That is my sacred spot right this moment, as I write to you all.
Your Tuesday Tip, make the time to create your own sacred space, fill it with a little silence, a little reflection, and you’ll be amazed how it can help you recharge.
Would love to see or hear about your sacred space, so send me your photos and suggestions and let’s continue the conversation.
P.S. Yes, that is the completed pink desk... You so knew I was going to get that desk painted!
photo credit: PilgrimageGal
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