In this comprehensive guide to creating a sacred space at home, we will show you how to create a sacred space for meditation, yoga, or any other spiritual practice in three simple steps.
If you have ever wondered how to create a sacred space, you are in the right place. Here at Femigod, we have all the knowledge and resources you need to elevate your spiritual practice and create a rich and meaningful life. With our simple three-step guide and handy FAQ section, your sacred space at home will be up and running in no time.
What is a Sacred Space?
A sacred space is an area of your home or garden that has the specific purpose of being used for spiritual practice. It is like having your own temple or sanctuary where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and experience peace.
We make a space sacred by dedicating it to a specific purpose, and also by the way we choose to design, adorn, and utilize it. Most people create a sacred space for meditation, but in fact, you can use your area for almost any reason that is important to you. The most important thing is that it makes you feel happy, peaceful, and it contributes to your wellbeing. There are endless ways to create a sacred space at home, but we are going to show you how to create a sacred space using our simple three-step formula.
What is a Sacred Space at Home used For?
You may wish to create a sacred space for meditation or any other type of spiritual practice that you follow. Here are some of the top uses for a sacred space at home:
• Mantra or chanting (Japa)
• Devotional ritual
• Creative practices (mindful coloring, drawing, painting)
• Mindfulness practice (just sitting, tea ceremony)
You may even have some ideas of your own. The truth is, it does not really matter what you choose to use your sacred space for, as long as you keep it for those specific purposes. In doing this, you begin to create positive energy in that area, which builds as you practice. This energy raises your own vibrational frequency and helps to create wellbeing in body, mind, and emotions.
You may also feel that as the energy builds, you begin to feel more spiritually connected when you practice in your sacred space. This is the beauty of keeping the area pure and dedicated to activities that generate a positive energy vibration. Now you know what a sacred space is and what it can be used for, let’s look at how to create a sacred space using our three-step formula: the Three Ds.
How to Create a Sacred Space at Home with the Three Ds
Here is our simple three-step formula for creating a sacred space at home. It is known as the Three Ds.
Let’s look at each step in more detail:
1: Designate an Area for Your Sacred Space at Home
When planning your sacred space at home, look for an area that you can use where you won’t be disturbed. This is crucial because you need peace and quiet for any spiritual practice. You need to calm and focus your mind and allow your body to relax. You may find that your bedroom serves this purpose best. Or, if you sleep with someone else, you may prefer to use a corner of your office or living room, or perhaps your conservatory, kitchen or garage. Some people even create a sacred space for meditation in their garden or summerhouse.
Cleanse the Space
Once you decide on your perfect location, remove any existing items that you will not be using and give the area a good clean. You want to start from a blank canvas, and so it is vital to remove any dirt or dust. This not only removes physical debris but begins the process of energetic clearing too.
When the space is clear and sparkly clean, you will move on to space clearing. Space clearing or cleansing refers to clearing the energy of a location. Negative energy tends to stick around and often needs to be consciously cleared. Have you ever walked into a room and felt like you could ‘cut the atmosphere with a knife?’ You were feeling negative, heavy energy. This negative energy often occurs after arguments, sickness, or if something terribly sad has happened in the room.
Fortunately, it is straightforward to cleanse a space of negative energy. There are several ways you can do this. You can use:
• Crystals such as black tourmaline, selenite, smoky quartz, and rose quartz
• Smudge sticks like Palo Santo or white sage
• Sound clearing techniques like singing bowls or mantra
Here is a quick and straightforward space clearing ritual that you can do using all three of the above tools.
- Place your chosen crystals around the edge of the space
- Light your smudge stick and waft the smoke around the space
- Play a singing bowl in the area or use a mantra. Om Namah Shivaya is the sacred mantra dedicated to Shiva or Supreme Consciousness. It is useful for invoking the elements and is a potent destroyer of negative energy. Play or chant it using this video.
2: Design Your Perfect Sacred Space
Now you have chosen a suitable area and cleansed to remove negative energy. Next, let’s discuss how to create a sacred space using furniture, soft furnishings, ornaments, and other special items.
An Altar or Shrine
Many people like to use a small table or shelf to use as an altar or shrine. These words often carry a religious charge, and they are indeed used for religious purposes, but they don’t have to be. If you prefer, you can think of an altar or shrine as a dedicated surface on which to place significant objects that assist you in your spiritual practice.
Select a piece of furniture that suits your needs. Are you going to be sitting on the floor on a yoga mat or meditation cushion? Then you will want a surface lower down towards the floor so that you can easily see the items that are there. If you are going to be sitting on a chair, you may prefer a higher table or shelf. If you are using a table, you can choose to cover it with a pretty cloth, if you wish.
Spiritual Power Objects
Next, choose some objects that will help you to create a sacred space for meditation and spiritual practice that makes you feel uplifted and inspired to be there day after day. Do you have any particular items that hold a spiritual significance in your life? Items that are often included within a sacred space are:
• Essential oils
• Mandalas or spiritual artwork
• Statues of spiritual figures or deities
• Fresh flowers or plants
• Malas or prayer beads
• Photographs of loved ones or your guru
• Spiritual ornaments and ritual objects such as a vajra, bell, offering bowl, singing bowl, etc.
Soft Furnishings and Lighting
When you design your perfect sacred space at home, you want to first think about soft furnishings that are necessary for your practice. What will you be using your area for? If you plan to do yoga, then you will need a mat. If you plan to meditate, then you will need a cushion or a chair. Gather the necessary items together and see how they best fit within the space you have created.
Next, think about decoration and comfort. Soft furnishings can make your space comfortable, sumptuous, and set the desired tone. Do you want soft fluffy blankets to create a feeling of cozy comfort? How about squishy cushions or a decorative wall hanging? A colorful Indian rag rug is a nice way to cover cold wooden floors. Consider what you have available and if you wish to purchase a new special item for your sacred space.
The last part of the design process is to think about how you will light your space. If you are going to be using the space during the day, is there a source of natural light close by? If not, or you are going to be practicing after dark, would you like to light your space with candles or a lamp? Himalayan salt lamps are an excellent choice for lighting a sacred space. Not only do they look pretty and give off a beautiful subtle pink glow, but they also purify the air and reduce EMF radiation.
3: Dedicate Yourself to Your Space and Your Practice
Now that you have learned how to create a sacred space, and how to personalize it to fit your individual needs, it is time to use it! The final ‘D’ in the three-step process is ‘Dedicate.’ This simply means dedicate some regular time each and every day to practicing in your sacred space. This is how you build up that beautiful positive energy.
Honor the time and resources you have invested in creating your sacred space at home. Choose a time each day when you can use your space for its intended purpose. This is how you create a solid spiritual practice. Consistency is key. While you may find it relaxing to chill out in your space every now and then, you will not see the cumulative effects of regular practice unless you do it almost every day.
You have taken the time to create a sacred space for meditation and Divine connection, so use it! Awaken the Goddess within and revel in the beauty and bliss of your beautiful space. This is your sanctuary, your special place to reconnect with yourself and the Divine. Treat it with reverence and respect by showing up daily to honor what you have created, and to honor yourself.
Frequently Asked Questions
To conclude this guide on how to create a sacred space at home in three simple steps, we are going to summarize with some frequently asked questions. But remember, we are here to help, so if you ever need advice or support with any part of your spiritual practice, simply get in touch, we would be delighted to assist you.
1: What is a sacred space?
A sacred space is an area that is designed for and dedicated to spiritual practice. It is only used for its intended purpose in order to keep its energy positive and clear. People create a sacred space for meditation and many other types of spiritual practice, including mantra chanting, yoga practice, energy healing work, creative activities, prayer, and ritual and devotional practices.
2: What makes a space spiritual?
A space is made spiritual by the reverence and intention that is given to it by the user or users. When creating a sacred space at home, you should choose an area that will only be used for spiritual practice and use energy clearing techniques to cleanse any excess negative energy. Select spiritual power objects that make you feel uplifted and inspired to practice, such as crystals, artwork, statues, flowers, and ornaments.
3: Why do people seek sacred spaces?
People seek sacred spaces because of the energy, power, and peace they provide. A sacred space is like a private spiritual sanctuary that uplifts the mood and nourishes the soul. Finding regular refuge in a sacred space can improve mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing and increase feelings of joy and peace. Learning how to create a sacred space can also help us to foster a profound connection with our inner selves and also with Divine source energy.
4: What are spiritual altars?
A Spiritual altar is a specific piece of furniture or fixed surface upon which to place objects of spiritual significance. Spiritual altars, or shrines as they are also known, are used to help focus intention and aid spiritual practice. People use altars to connect with deities or spiritual figures such as the Buddha. In this way, they are also used for ritual and devotional practice, but they do not have to be religious. Many non-religious people use them simply to hold objects such as candles, crystals, flowers, and incense, for the intention of aiding focus in meditation and other spiritual practices.